Video: GMJ official song released


The Global March to Jerusalem (GMJ) has announced the release of a song specially produced to promote the GMJ under the title: ” Free People of the world are coming towards you Jerusalem ” , The song lyrics is by: Yasser Hamad, performance by singer Mohammed Assaf  from Gaza, edited and directed by the house art and media production in Gaza.

The song describes the interaction of international solidarity and the free people of the world with Jerusalem, their love to the city of peace, and how Jerusalem is  extend her hands to them, with a smile of love and hope. The song is subtitled into English Language.

In a written statement Zaher Birawi, the spokesman of The GMJ and a member of the international leadership said that the song will be distributed to all cooperating and  supporting satellite channels in the world , and to start broadcasting from today and until the day of the Global March at the end of this month (March). He said he expects that the song will be very impressive to all viewers and will contribute to the promotion of the idea of the global march to Jerusalem, which will take place in various Palestinian areas toward Jerusalem, and in the bordering countries of Palestine. In addition to marches and demonstrations in protest simultaneously in a large number of capitals in the world.

It should be noted that the march to coincide with the thirty-sixth anniversary of the Palestinian Land Day, which enshrines the affiliation of the Palestinians of their land and their adherence to it, and confirms their right to defend their land. also delegations from various countries around the world will take part in this peaceful marches under the slogan: the free  people of the world demand the liberation of Jerusalem.

05/03/2012

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(gm2j.com / 10.03.2012)

Israel developed over 100 torture methods against Palestinian prisoners

[ 26/06/2011 – 05:16 PM ]

GAZA, (PIC)– The Center for Prisoners’ Studies in Gaza has revealed that Israel security forces has developed more than a hundred mental and physical torture methods designed to elicit confessions from Palestinians during interrogations.

Israel uses torture against the prisoners from the moment they are arrested until when they are let free, said CPS director Raafat Hamdouna, condemning Israel’s democracy and human rights claims, and calling on the world community to monitor what is happening and issue indictments against security officers involved in torturing prisoners.

Hamdouna said that everyone who has ever entered Israeli prisons has been subjected to multiple forms of torture. It begins from the time of arrest, when brutality is used to instill fear in the arrestee’s family. The residents of the targeted houses are then usually degraded and assaulted before the subject is taken as prisoner from his home, Hamdouna added.

“That is followed by threats of murder, assassination, home demolition, rape or the arrest of wife, then the covering of the head with a dirty sack, sleep deprivation, the use of injuries during interrogation, placing the prisoner inside a refrigerator and standing for long periods,” Hamdouna said, listing many more torture methods.

The prisoner rights expert also cited some of the methods employed inside the prisons, ranging from excessive force, that at times results in death, to restrictions on toilet use that has caused prisoners to resort to using buckets, leaving the prisoners to live in a rotten stench.

The worst form of torture to date is that one man has been jailed for 34 years and deprived of basic human needs, he said, adding that the Palestinian prisoner is victimized by the Israeli occupation on all levels, whether from the civilian and military courts, which sentence them heavily, or the Israeli doctor that treats them or the prison guards and Jewish criminal populations in the prisons.

He called on the Red Cross and UN to take a neutral stance in their statements and decisions, also appealing to democratic countries, the Organization of the Islamic Conference, and the Arab League to come to the prisoners’ rescue.

(occupiedpalestine.wordpress.com / 10.03.2012)

Air strikes in Yemen kill 45 suspected Qaida militants

Members of Yemen’s Air Forces march during a protest calling for the resignation of their commander General Mohammad Saleh al-Ahmar in Sanaa, March 8, 2012. Al-Ahmar is the half-brother of the country’s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.
SANAA/ADEN (Reuters) — US drone attacks killed at least 25 al-Qaida-linked fighters including one of their leaders while a Yemeni air force raid killed 20 more in the south, sources said on Saturday, in the biggest airstrikes since Yemen’s new president took office.

Militants have expanded their operations in southern Yemen during months of turmoil which paralyzed the country and eventually unseated former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was replaced in a February vote by Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

Local residents in Jaar, a southern town seized by militants in March last year, said Yemen’s air force had killed 20 al-Qaida-linked fighters at a military base they had snatched from the government last week.

However, a spokesman for Ansar al-Sharia (Partisans of Islamic Law) denied its fighters were killed in the raid, which also destroyed weapons and military equipment.

“There was nobody killed in the air strike,” he told Reuters by phone.

In a separate incident, a government source said the number of militants killed in an air strike launched late on Friday in Bayda, about 267 km (166 miles) southeast of the capital Sanaa, had risen to 25. A local al-Qaida leader, Hadaar al-Homaiqani, was among the Islamist fighters killed, he said.

Tribal sources said the Bayda attacks were carried out by US drone airplanes, but this was not possible to independently confirm. The United States, working with the Yemeni authorities, has repeatedly used its drones to attack militants.

“The bodies were recovered on Saturday morning after the cessation of the attacks carried out by US drone airplanes, and the search for the remaining victims is still under way,” one of the sources told Reuters on Saturday morning.

Raid

Residents earlier said fighter planes had raided the western outskirts of Bayda town where the Ansar al-Sharia militants, who have been fighting Yemen’s security forces since mid-2011, had been based.

“Flames and smoke could be seen rising from the area,” one resident told Reuters by telephone.

Ansar al-Sharia is inspired by al-Qaida but the precise nature of its ties to the global network are unclear, although the Yemeni government says they are one and the same.

The United States and Saudi Arabia, Yemen’s neighbor and the world’s No. 1 oil exporter, have been deeply worried about the expansion of al-Qaida in Yemen, where the group controls swathes of land near oil shipping routes through the Red Sea.

In late January, at least 12 al-Qaida militants, including four local leaders, were killed in a drone strike in southern Yemen, which a tribal chief said was a US attack.

CIA Director David Petraeus last year described militants from al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula as “the most dangerous regional node in the global jihad.”

A local security official said two al-Qaida militants were killed late on Friday as they tried to set off a bomb at a security checkpoint at an entry point to the town of Mudiyah in the southern province of Abyan.

The violence in the south highlights one of the many challenges Hadi faces as he tries to stabilize Yemen after a year of political upheaval that ousted Saleh after three decades in power. On Monday, he vowed to pursue militants linked to al-Qaida to their last hiding place.

Westerwelle in Sanaa

Germany’s Foreign Affairs Minister Guido Westerwelle arrived in Sanaa on Saturday for a brief visit to meet the president and discuss bilateral relations, and the country’s economic and political future, Yemen’s state news agency Saba reported.

“Germany is a historic friend for Yemen and will not let Yemen face the same fate as Somalia or Afghanistan, and we will work with the international community in all its forms for the safety, security and stability of Yemen,” Westerwelle was quoted as saying on Saba’s website.

The United Nations refugee agency UNHCR warned on Friday Yemen is facing a new wave of internal displacement as tens of thousands of civilians flee tribal clashes in the north and fighting between the government and militants in the south.

It said in the past two weeks alone, 1,800 people have been displaced by the latest escalation in fighting between government troops and militants in the Abyan governorate.

UNHCR said it wants $60 million in 2012 for some 216,000 refugees and almost half a million displaced people in Yemen.

(www.maannews.net / 10.03.2012)

Ibn Qudamah: The Causes and Remedies of Anger, Malevolence, and Envy


Ibn Qudamah رحمه الله writes in Minhaj Al-Qasidin:

Anger is a flame of fire, and when man is angry he has some relation to the accursed Satan who said, as mentioned in the Quran:

خَلَقْتَنِي مِن نَّارٍ وَخَلَقْتَهُ مِن طِينٍ

You created me from fire, and him from clay.

[Surah Al-A’raf 7:12]

Anger is condemned because it produces malevolence (hiqd) and envy (hasad). Once a man said to the Prophet, “Advise me!” So the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

لَا تَغْضَبْ

Do not get angry.

The man asked again and again, and the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said each time:

لَا تَغْضَبْ

Do not get angry.

[Sahih Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 73, Number 137]

It is also reported that the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

لَيْسَ الشَّدِيدُ بِالصُّرَعَةِ إِنَّمَا الشَّدِيدُ الَّذِي يَمْلِكُ نَفْسَهُ عِنْدَ الْغَضَبِ

The strong person is not the wrestler, but the strong person is one who controls himself when angry.

[Sahih Muslim, Book 32, Number 6313]

In fact, anger is a feeling that drives man to take revenge on whoever has enraged him.

It has already been mentioned that the remedy of any defect mainly depends upon the elimination of its causes. Self-admiration, joking, argumentation, and betrayal are among the primary causes of anger. Undoubtedly, these are bad morals which the Sharia condemns, and in order to get rid of them, man should treat each of them with its opposite:

First, he should get himself well-acquainted with the virtues of forgivenessforbearance, endurance, and restraining anger. Al-Bukhari reported on the authority of Ibn Abbas that a man asked for persmission to meet Umar and he was permitted. Then the man said to Umar, “O son of Al-Khattab! By Allah, you do not give us much not do you judge between us with justice.” Thereupon Umar became so angry that he was about to punish the man, but Al-Hurr ibn Qays said, “O Leader of the Believers, this man is ignorant and Allah the Glorified and Exalted said:

خُذِ الْعَفْوَ وَأْمُرْ بِالْعُرْفِ وَأَعْرِضْ عَنِ الْجَاهِلِينَ

Hold to forgiveness, command what is right, and turn away from the ignorant.

[Surah Al-A’raf 7:199]

Umar complied with the instruction of the verse, as he always used to do with the Book of Allah. Al-Hur continued:

وَاللَّهِ مَا جَاوَزَهَا عُمَرُ حِينَ تَلَاهَا عَلَيْهِ وَكَانَ وَقَّافًا عِنْدَ كِتَابِ اللَّهِ

By Allah, Umar did not do anything after he heard this verse being recited. Indeed, he was one who adhered to the Book of Allah, the Exalted and Most Honored.

[Sahih Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 60, Number 166]

Second, he should frighten himself with the punishment of Allah Almighty by saying to himself, “Allah’s might over me is much greater than my might over that person, so if I punish him now, I cannot be sure I will be safe from Allah’s punishment on the Day of Resurrection, and I am much more in need of His forgiveness than His punishment!”

Third, he should warn himself against the consequences of enmity, revenge, and happiness at the misfortune of his opponents, for he is not free from calamities that may afflict him at any time, just like them.

Fourth, the Muslim should meditate on how ugly his image seems when he is angry, and that he should not lead himself to such a terrible image.

Fifth, he should think over the cause that invited him to take revenge. For example, the cause of his anger may be because Satan says to him, “You should not stand still after hearing such humiliating words, otherwise you will become humble in the sight of people.” At that moment, he should say to himself, “Do you fear that you should become humble in the sight of people and do not fear being humble in the sight of Allah, the angels, and Prophets?” In this way, he may restrain his anger and escape the destructive traps of Satan.

Sixth, the Muslim should remember that his anger has been caused by something that happened according to Allah’s will and not his own will, so how can he comply with his own will and not the will of Allah Almighty?

This is how the Muslim should act when being inflicted with the flaw of anger, so that he may avoid its ruinous and menacing consequences.

(www.faithinallah.org / 10.03.2012)

Yemen’s Saleh moves to opposition, slams unity government

Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh criticized the uprising against him and described his opponents as “thugs.” (File Photo)

Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh criticized the uprising against him and described his opponents as “thugs.”
Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was forced to relinquish power, has moved to the opposition criticizing the national coalition government on Saturday as “weak” and “politically unsavvy.”

Saleh accused his political rivals, including army General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar who supported the uprising, of treason and corruption.

“We will disclose the files and show the facts for us to see to see who are the protectors of the revolution and its leaders from September 1962 until today and who are those who run forward to survive…symbols of corruption…traitors and agents of the dollar and the Ryal,” Saleh told a crowd of his supporters in Sanna.

He also criticized the uprising against him and described his opponents as “thugs.”

“What kind of revolution they are talking about? A revolution of thugs? The revolution of backwardness? The real revolutions happened in September 1962 in the north and in October 14, 1963 in the south and on day of the Yemeni Unity on May 22, 1990,” he said.

Mohammad Anaam, member of Saleh’s General People Congress party’s central committee and the editor in Chief of al-Mithaq Newspaper, told Al Arabiya that Saleh’s latest comments inaugurates a new a phase of “quasi-opposition” to expose the failures of the coalition government.

“Saleh’s speech shows that he was keen to implement the Gulf initiative (for power transfer) because the security and economic conditions were becoming more and more dangerous. This government has not done anything and it will disappoint people if it continues with this performance. It does not have programs to re-build the country,” Anaam said.

Saleh formally handed over power to his successor Abdurabuh Mansur Hadi last month and urged the new government to carry on the fight against al-Qaeda and called on “friends and brothers” to back efforts to rebuild the country after the destruction that was caused by the uprising that led to his ouster.

Yemen’s new president will serve for an interim two-year period as stipulated by a Gulf-brokered power transition plan signed by Saleh last November.

(english.alarabiya.net / 10.03.2010)

Arab League condemns Gaza ‘massacre’


View of the Arab League meeting in Cairo. The Arab League has condemned Israeli air strikes on Gaza that killed 15 Palestinians, calling it a "massacre" and urging an international tough stance against the Jewish state.

View of the Arab League meeting in Cairo. The Arab League has condemned Israeli air strikes on Gaza that killed 15 Palestinians, calling it a “massacre” and urging an international tough stance against the Jewish state.

AFP – The Arab League on Saturday condemned Israeli air strikes on Gaza that killed 15 Palestinians, calling it a “massacre” and urging an international tough stance against the Jewish state.

Arab foreign ministers meeting in Cairo slammed Israel’s “dangerous escalation on the blockaded Gaza Strip which led to 15 deaths, left dozens injured and destroyed property and houses.”

The 22-member Arab body called on the international community to “take a firm stance to dissuade Israel from its continued massacres and violations of the rights of the Palestinian people.”

It also said “Israel bears the responsibility, as an occupying force, to end the illegitimate blockade on Gaza and to protect the Palestinian people.”

Medics said Saturday that Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip killed 15 Palestinians including a militant group chief.

The raids came as Palestinian militants fired more than 90 rockets and mortar rounds into southern Israel since Friday morning, the Israeli army said.

It was the deadliest 24-hour period on the Gaza-Israel border since a devastating Israeli assault in December 2008-January 2009 aimed at halting Palestinian rocket attacks.

(www.france24.com / 10.03.2012)

VN willen 57 miljoen voor Palestijnse vluchtelingen

(Novum/AP) – NEW YORK – UNRWA, de vluchtelingenorganisatie van de Verenigde Naties die zich richt op Palestijnse vluchtelingen, heeft zaterdag een verzoek gedaan voor 75 miljoen dollar (56,7 miljoen euro) om scholen, gezondheidsklinieken en studiebeurzen te kunnen financieren. UNRWA-chef Filipo Grandi deed zijn oproep in het bijzonder aan opkomende landen als Brazilië, Rusland, IndiaChina en Zuid-Afrika. Hij zei te hopen dat deze landen een bijdrage willen leveren en de financiële lasten willen delen met de huidige donorlanden.

Grandi zei dat China geen grote donor is en drong er bij Beijing op aan ‘de uitstekende politieke steun te vergezellen van een financiële bijdrage’. Grandi zei tevens te vrezen dat de Palestijnse kwestie wordt overschaduwd door de andere problemen in het Midden-Oosten.

UNRWA helpt Palestijnse vluchtelingen in de Gazastrook, Oost-Jeruzalem, Jordanië, Libanon en Syrië.

(buitenland.nieuws.nl /10.03.2012)

Israel Defence Forces Hacked by Pak Cyber Pyrates for #opFreedomPalestine

Israel Defence Forces  website has been hacked and successfully defaced by Pak Cyber Pyrates  from Pakistan. The hack was done for ongoing  OpFreedom Palestine & Kashmir started by PCP this week. PCP then, has hacked Indian porn server and other 400 Indian websites for the same cause.

Hackers have also hacked the website of  Mexico Defence.

Target: http://www.israeldefenceforces.com/

Mirror: http://arab-zone.net/mirror/117532/israeldefenceforces.com

Hackers left a deface message for Israeli government:

  1. #opFreedomPalestine – Stop NATO
  2. #Thanks to team PCP
  3. #Greetz to All those who support #opFreedomPalestine

Now, 64 years have passed since the Israeli Declaration of Independence and since then Palestinian children, women and men are being killed and murdered on daily basis, their land is occupied and their properties are confiscated. Despite the brutality of the Israeli regime, the world including the dispassionate and neutral Arab states of the Persian Gulf, watch the agony and suffering of the Palestinian nation with apathy and indifference. Sixty-three years ago the Zionists demolished 438 Palestinian villages and poisoned or destroyed wells to ensure that their rightful owners would not return. Today, Zionists keep on behaving more or less along the same traditions, demolishing homes,destroying farms, and narrowing people’s horizons, all with the goal of making them emigrate. Israel celebrates freedom while more than nine million Palestinians aretreated like slaves or children of a lesser God, some languishing in refugee camps, also for 63 years, or subjected to horrible conditions such as mass detention, collective starvation, daily persecution, with no freedom and very little hope for a better tomorrow. According to Palestine News Network,Nakba demonstrations are expected to take place all over the West Bank, Al-Quds, Gaza and the countries across the world.Fearing the possible massive gatherings of the Palestinian citizens in the occupied territories, the Israeli forces have adopted tough security measures ahead of the Nakba Day protests and arrested several Palestines.

(www.hackread.com / 10.03.2012)

Bertrand Russell’s Last Message

Bertrand Russell
This statement on the Middle East was dated 31st January, 1970, and was read on 3rd February, the day after Bertrand Russell’s death, to an International Conference of Parliamentarians meeting in Cairo.

The latest phase of the undeclared war in the Middle East is based upon a profound miscalculation. The bombing raids deep into Egyptian territory will not persuade the civilian population to surrender, but will stiffen their resolve to resist. This is the lesson of all aerial bombardment.

The Vietnamese who have endured years of American heavy bombing have responded not by capitulation but by shooting down more enemy aircraft. In 1940 my own fellow countrymen resisted Hitler’s bombing raids with unprecedented unity and determination. For this reason, the present Israeli attacks will fail in their essential purpose, but at the same time they must be condemned vigorously throughout the world.

The development of the crisis in the Middle East is both dangerous and instructive. For over 20 years Israel has expanded by force of arms. After every stage in this expansion Israel has appealed to “reason” and has suggested “negotiations”. This is the traditional role of the imperial power, because it wishes to consolidate with the least difficulty what it has already taken by violence. Every new conquest becomes the new basis of the proposed negotiation from strength, which ignores the injustice of the previous aggression. The aggression committed by Israel must be condemned, not only because no state has the right to annexe foreign territory, but because every expansion is an experiment to discover how much more aggression the world will tolerate.

The refugees who surround Palestine in their hundreds of thousands were described recently by the Washington journalist I.F. Stone as “the moral millstone around the neck of world Jewry.” Many of the refugees are now well into the third decade of their precarious existence in temporary settlements. The tragedy of the people of Palestine is that their country was “given” by a foreign Power to another people for the creation of a new State. The result was that many hundreds of thousands of innocent people were made permanently homeless. With every new conflict their number have increased. How much longer is the world willing to endure this spectacle of wanton cruelty? It is abundantly clear that the refugees have every right to the homeland from which they were driven, and the denial of this right is at the heart of the continuing conflict. No people anywhere in the world would accept being expelled en masse from their own country; how can anyone require the people of Palestine to accept a punishment which nobody else would tolerate? A permanent just settlement of the refugees in their homeland is an essential ingredient of any genuine settlement in the Middle East.

We are frequently told that we must sympathize with Israel because of the suffering of the Jews in Europe at the hands of the Nazis. I see in this suggestion no reason to perpetuate any suffering. What Israel is doing today cannot be condoned, and to invoke the horrors of the past to justify those of the present is gross hypocrisy. Not only does Israel condemn a vast number. of refugees to misery; not only are many Arabs under occupation condemned to military rule; but also Israel condemns the Arab nations only recently emerging from colonial status, to continued impoverishment as military demands take precedence over national development.

All who want to see an end to bloodshed in the Middle East must ensure that any settlement does not contain the seeds of future conflict. Justice requires that the first step towards a settlement must be an Israeli withdrawal from all the territories occupied in June, 1967. A new world campaign is needed to help bring justice to the long-suffering people of the Middle East.

(www.sott.net / 10.03.2012)

In an Arab ministerial meeting, Russia says it is not taking sides or protecting Syria

Despite reiterating his country’s stance of non-interference into Damascus’ internal affairs, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Moscow is not taking sides in the Syrian crisis and. (File Photo)

Despite reiterating his country’s stance of non-interference into Damascus’ internal affairs, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Moscow is not taking sides in the Syrian crisis and.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that his government is not “protecting any regimes,” as he was speaking to Arab leaders angry over Moscow’s blocking of international pressure on Syria’s president to step down.

Speaking in Cairo at an Arab League meeting on Saturday, Lavrov said Russia is not trying to protect the regime in Damascus but to “protect international law” and “promote a peaceful resolution” to Syria’s crisis.

Lavrov, whose country is Syria’s top ally, said the immediate mission now it to halt violence and enable humanitarian assistance to reach those in need in Syria.

Russia angered many Arab governments last month by vetoing a draft U.N. resolution that would have pressured Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down.

He also said that Moscow was ready to work with anyone seeking reform in Syria, but that the international community should not blame only one side for the violence. Lavrov, whose country one of the main arms suppliers to Syria, also said that Moscow is stuck by its principle of not interfering in any country’s internal affairs.

Qatar, Saudi

Meanwhile, Qatar told Russia on Saturday that rebels fighting president Assad should not be labeled as “armed gangs,” but were instead defending themselves from systematic killing by the Syrian authorities.

Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani also told Lavrov that a ceasefire was not enough and that those responsible for the violence should be held to account, media and aid should be allowed in and prisoners should be released.

“There are no armed gangs, the systematic killing came from the Syrian government side for many months. After that the people were forced to defend themselves so the regime labeled them armed gangs,” Sheikh Hamad said.

Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal called on Russia to back Arab League effort to end the violence in Syria, adding that the shortcomings of the U.N. Security Council over Syria has allowed the crisis to kill more people.

(english.alarabiya.net / 10.03.2012)