KHAN YOUNIS, PALESTINOW.COM — The European Union (EU) has said that the Israeli blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip must end.
Head of the EU mission to the Palestinian territories Ralph Tarraf said, at the inauguration of al-Fukhari (Sofa) Landfill in Gaza on Wednesday, “Time has come to bring about radical changes in the economic, political and security situation in Gaza.”
“We are here today with our partners in the Palestinian Authority to reaffirm our commitment to joint action everywhere in Palestine, especially in Gaza,” he said.
Tarraf continued to say, “For more than 12 years there have been unprecedented and difficult challenges including the Israeli blockade and the failure of Palestinian reconciliation, but despite all obstacles, we have chosen to continue to support the Palestinian Authority in many sectors in Gaza.”
He noted that Sofa Landfill is the outcome of two-years efforts that will serve half the population in the Gaza Strip and have a positive impact on the environment.
Tarraf explained that the landfill project is a living example of joint cooperation between the EU, the Palestinian Authority and France. “This project is not the only one in Gaza. We are working with the Water Authority for the construction of a seawater treatment plant that will provide clean drinking water to more than 250,000 Palestinians.”
Tarraf re-confirmed the EU’s commitment to Gaza development and that the EU believes that the Palestinians in Gaza have a right to a decent life, and that joint projects keep hope alive amid what it going on.
There’s a worldwide debate over the “legality” of Death Penalty, Execution or Capital Punishment as it is referred to in the different legal systems. There are people and organizations who support capital punishment and even with increasing its rates and the legislation that widens its range alleging that it deters and reduce capital crimes within the society. However, others, people and organizations are against it and fighting and campaigning to stop it as an inhuman way of punishing individuals for committing crimes and offenses that the whole society is responsible for.
You cant justify killing for killing, nor eye-for-eye policy, otherwise you would have a whole dead or blind society. China, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and the US are the largest killers in the world in which a whole society is standing up to kill an individual for committing a crime that he is partially responsible for, while actually the whole society is the murderer !!!
No one is born criminal or killer, but the social conditions are the main factor of criminality, and the social conditions are provided and shaped by the society and government !! However, we are not to discuss the official and judicial death penalty, but extrajudicial assassination, the Death Squads !! “israel” is out of this debate, simply because it is so “democratic” and never committed such a punishment but once in 1962 against Eichmann, the Nazi. The human blood and life for “israel” is so precious, specially the jewish one as it never executed anyone from the “chosen people”, the beloved sons of God !!!
Can you believe this? I don’t, simply because I have witnessed the mass-killing Israelexecuting the whole people of Palestine. Inside “israel” the conditions are perfect for the jew “citizen” but in the occupied Territories, it is hell for the occupied natives !!! “We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population.” David Ben-Gurion (the father of “israel”), May 1948, to the General Staff. From Ben-Gurion, A Biography, by Michael Ben-Zohar, Delacorte, New York 1978.
The zionist systematic assassination policy is very well known. “israel” has been using Death Squads even before it was established and once it was terrorist groups of Lehi, Irgun, and Stern, even a long time before they (the zionist terrorists) assassinated the Swedish noble and diplomat Bernadette . It’s a Zionist systematic policy that was established on the Rabbinic genocidal mentality, and the assassins mostly become the top leaders (war criminals) of “israel” like Begin, Shamir, Sharon,Barak, Livni, Bennett, Shaked and the list is endless.
they are fed hatred by their Talmud teachings:
‘NOW GO AND SMITE AMALEK, AND UTTERLY DESTROY ALL THAT THEY HAVE, AND SPARE THEM NOT; BUT SLAY BOTH MAN AND WOMAN, INFANT AND SUCKLING, OX AND SHEEP, CAMEL AND ASS.’ (SAMUEL, 15:3)
BARAK’S ROLE IN THE ASSASSINATION OF ABU JIHAD MAKES IT CLEAR THAT ALL WINGS OF THE ISRAELI ZIONIST ESTABLISHMENT, THE SO-CALLED DOVES AS WELL AS THE OPEN SUPPORTERS OF ISRAELI EXPANSIONISM, ARE TIED TO THE POLICIES OF STATE MURDER AND MASS TERROR. IT SUBSTANTIATES THE FACT THAT THE PRESENT RECOURSE TO POLITICAL ASSASSINATIONS IS PART OF A STRATEGY TO DESTROY THE PALESTINIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT THAT HAS THE SUPPORT OF THE LABOR PARTY LEADERSHIP AS WELL AS LIKHUD.
A terrorist state (any terrorist state like “israel”) can allege that it doesn’t apply Death Penalty within its borders, and even that its “legal” system doesn’t have such a penalty, but on the ground they practice it openly and widely to annihilate the indigenous occupied people. Since it was established, “isreal” has never committed Death penalty but once, however they (the Zionists) are applying a systematic and deliberate murder of a whole people politically by eliminating its political and social elite. When its murderers reach to the top of the Government like Shamir and the current offense minister Barak (who slain three Palestinian leaders in Beirut with his bare hands), then the whole government is murderous!!It [the assassination policy] began with the (Jewish National Fund) JNF Arab village inventory that was a blueprint completed by the late 1930s that included the topographic location of each village with detailed information including husbandry, cultivated land, number of trees, quality of fruit, average amount of land per family, number of cars, shop owners, Palestinian clans and their political affiliation, descriptions of village mosques and names of their imams, civil servants and more. The final inventory update was finished in 1947 with lists of “wanted” persons in each village targeted in 1948 for search-and-arrest operations with those seized summarily shot on the spot in cold blood.The idea was simple – kill the leaders and anyone thought to be a threat the British hadn’t already eliminated quelling the 1936-39 uprising. It created a power vacuum neutralizing any effective opposition to Zionists’ plans.
Hundreds of our leader, intellectuals, professors, students, prisoners, women, writers, thinkers, politicians, novelists, researchers, mayors, teachers, peace activists… have been deliberately assassinated by the terrorist state of “israel”. Over the past 100 years, the zionists have been targeting our elite to eliminate any possibility to have a healthy society and leadership, they are annihilating our people.
Thousands of Palestinian prisoners were assassinated inside the prison after being caught and investigated like [Akkawi], others were released and shoot dead in the street a few days after being released. Hundreds of our leaders were assassinated in their offices, cars, homes or the street by the “israeli” assassination units that are ruling the Zionist state. Hundreds of writers, young peace activists, women were deliberately assassinated in their homes or in the street !!!
For the israeli terrorists, there are many different reasons to assassinate. Sometimes they murder a peace activist for his/her ability to convinces the Israelis and international peace activists to act, for his ability to cluster more peace activists [Abu-Rahmeh]. Sometimes a mayor is killed for being a leading national figure that unites Muslims and Christianstogether [Khalaf] the christian mayor of Ramallah. Sometimes when his impartial plan that is about to reach to a peaceful settlement [Bernadotte]. Sometimes students are killed because they are so popular in defending their cause specially those studying in the European Universities [al-Khederi]. Sometimes a leader is assassinated because he so influential in the International politics [Abu-Iyad]. Sometimes, a women is slain simply because her ability to organize and lead [Muna Dahi]. Sometimes a juvenile student is targeted for his a ability to move his fellow students to demonstrate [hundreds]. Sometimes a prisoner is assassinated for his ability to educated other prisoners [Ibrahim alraai]. Sometimes a writer is killed because he is internationally quoted for his authentic writings [Kanafani]. Sometime they assassinate Arab scientist to abort their efforts [Almashad] for developing the Arab society. Sometimes they even slaughter European scientist who are about to reveal the zionist sabotage plots [Bonomo & Ferez]. Sometimes, simply because he doesn’t look good in the zionst eyes…. Shall we go on and name thousands of simple unknown martyrs who were targeted deliberately and shoot from “zero distance מדווח אפס”? if to use the zionist terminology after committing a successful assassination?This policy has been followed all the time even by the zionist terrorists before establishing “israel”, and it was so clear when it was approved by the Knesset in 2000 during the second Intifada where hundreds were deliberately assassinated by the special “israeli” undercover units in a few months…. And still this systematic killing is going on !!!
In an article titled, “The israeli Terrorist State and its Mossad Assassins,” the late professor Israel Shahak, a Holocaust survivor, and chairman of the Israeli League for Human and Civil Rights from 1970 until 1990, famously wrote: “There is nothing new in the fact that Israel is a terrorist state, which, almost from its inception, has used its intelligence service (the Mossad) to assassinate people on foreign soil with any violence or terror it considers necessary for its ends.”
So, “israel” never assassinated but Eichmann? I can believe this only if I am crazy or fool, or drunk maybe !!!
It is not necessary to have a “legal” system to legalize Death Penalty, but you can simply do it widely and systematically while alleging of being a so “Human” occupation and the “only democratic oasis” in the Middle East !!!
LONDON, PALESTINOW.COM — The monitoring and documentation team in the Action Group For Palestinians of Syria revealed that 39 Palestinian refugees died during last May in Syria, 15 of whom were killed under torture in the Syrian regime’s jails.
The group said in a report issued on Sunday that 10 of the martyrs were killed in shelling, other 7 were killed in field executions, 2 killed with gunshots, 4 killed in explosions, and one killed by a sniper.
The report revealed that the victims, who were killed in last May, were in different areas of Syria. 11 of them were in Aleppo, 7 in Damascus, 3 in Rif Dimashq, 2 in Hama, one in Dar’a, while the locations where 15 of them were killed are still unknown
RAMALLAH, PALESTINOW.COM — PA President Mahmoud Abbas reiterated his hopes that the US-proposed peace plan, dubbed the “Deal of the Century”, will go to Hell.
“I hope that the next Eid al-Fitr would come with us, the Palestinian people, having liberated our country from the Israeli occupation, established our independent state, with East Jerusalem as its capital, and overcome the plots contrived against the Palestinian issue, including the Deal of the Century, which will all go to Hell,” Abbas stated, according to WAFA.
Abbas said this as he visited and laid a wreath of flowers on the grave of the late president Yasser Arafat, for the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
He performed the Eid al-Fitr prayer at Al-Tashrifat Mosque, in the presidential headquarters in Ramallah.
AL-QUDS, PALESTINOW.COM — Israeli soldiers assaulted, on Sunday evening, a Palestinians woman, in occupied East Jerusalem, causing various cuts and bruises, and abducting two other women.
The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said the woman suffered cuts and bruises to several parts of her body, especially her head, and was moved to the al-Makassed Hospital, in Jerusalem.
It added that its medics were called to the scene, and faced numerous difficulties while trying to reach her, especially after the soldiers stopped the ambulance and prevented them from entering the areas surrounding the Old City.
Eyewitnesses said the woman was injured after the soldiers prevented many Palestinians from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and its surrounding areas.
Furthermore, the soldiers abducted two Palestinian women, identified as Hala Sharif and Sondos Obeid, in Nablus Street, in Bab al-Amoud area, in Jerusalem.
They were taken prisoner after the army prevented dozens of Palestinians fro entering Al-Aqsa, while groups of fanatic colonists, conducted provocative tours in its courtyards.
AL-QUDS, PALESTINOW.COM — A number of Palestinian Muslim worshippers were injured today by Israeli police officers who were escorting dozens of Jewish fanatics performing a provocative tour of the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem.
Some 400 Jewish fanatics led by Ehuda Glick, a hard-line rabbi and MK, entered the flashpoint compound, one of Islam’s holiest places, on Sunday early morning before the police officers scuffled with worshippers who chanted “Allahu Akbar” (Allah is the Greatest) to express their anger at the entry of settlers.
Israeli police physically attacked many of the worshippers, arrested some and chased others through the compound and went as far as the entrance to the southern ceiled building, where the worshippers barricaded, before attacking them with teargas and stun grenades.
Israeli police rarely allows Jewish prayers in Al-Aqsa Mosque during the last 10 days of the holy month of Ramadan when tens of thousands of Muslims converge on the holy site for worship.
Yesterday, hardcore Jewish organizations upon fans to organize provocative visits to the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque in the city, the third holiest place in Islam, to mark what Israelis claim as the reunification of Jerusalem.
AL-QUDS, PALESTINOW.COM — Over 500.000 of Muslim worshippers from Jerusalem, the West Bank and Arab towns across ‘Israel’ attended the taraweeh prayer and laylat al-Qadr at the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound in Jerusalem.
Palestinian worshippers from across the occupied West Bank made their way to the mosque compound, passing into Jerusalem via Israeli military checkpoints stifling the holy city from the north, east and south.
Men over 40, children under 13 and women of all ages were allowed to enter Jerusalem without permits for the occasion on Fridays. Men under 40, however, are banned entry into the city unless with a special Israeli permit.