Posts Tagged ‘Gaza’

 

Detained Teens in Gaza Highly Vulnerable to Abuse

editor 13 October 2017

By IMEMCnews.. Ramallah, October 4, 2017 — Children in conflict with the law in Gaza, under the current Hamas-led government, are at severe risk of rights violations and abuses during detention, based on six cases documented by Defense for Children International – Palestine since January 2017. [Photo top right: Mustafa Salman, 16, died on September 22, 2017  following his suicide attempt while being detained at a police station in the northern Gaza Strip. (Photo: courtesy of Salman’s family)].   (more…)

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The Hen-House Votes For The Fox

editor 12 October 2017

By Melanie Phillips.. Interpol, the world’s largest international police organisation, today (September 27, 2017) accepted the “State of Palestine” as a full member. The Palestinians’ membership bid was accepted with 75 countries voting yes, 24 voting no, and 34 abstaining. The Times of Israel reports: “Israel fiercely objected to the Palestinians joining Interpol, arguing that Ramallah’s alleged support for terrorism could hinder rather than aid Interpol’s efforts.” (more…)

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Gaza activists decry rise in torture within prisons

editor 6 October 2017

By Mohammed Othman.. The number of victims of torture in Hamas-controlled prisons and detention centers in the Gaza Strip has increased significantly in recent months based on reports by Palestinian human rights centers. Torture has become a key method of interrogating detainees in the majority of cases.   (more…)

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Hamas seeking to take over the Palestinian Authority

editor 5 October 2017

Yaakov Lappin/JNS.org.. The recent terror attack that killed three Israelis in Har Adar is a reminder of the fragile security situation across Israel, Judea and Samaria (the territories), and Gaza.  Most of the time, the situation looks calm. But hidden from view is the titanic struggle raging 24 hours a day between Israel’s security forces and Palestinian terrorists. The latter are working relentlessly to try to commit atrocities. [Photo top right: A security officer at the scene where a Palestinian terrorist killed three Israelis in a shooting attack in Har Adar, near Jerusalem, Sept. 26. Credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90]. (more…)

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Terror tunnels ‘will become deathtrap for Hamas in next war,’ IDF warns

editor 3 August 2017

By Lilach Shoval.. The military’s ability to counter the threat posed by Hamas’ grid of terror tunnels has significantly improved, IDF officials say. IDF also focusing its efforts on constructing a physical obstacle around Gaza meant to deal Hamas’ tunnels “a deathblow.” [Photo top right:IDF soldiers take position outside a terror tunnel in Operation Protective Edge, 2014 | Photo credit: Ziv Koren].  (more…)

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Yair Lapid: Israel not the problem in negotiations

editor 21 May 2017

By Fox News.. Yair Lapid, chairman of the Israeli opposition Yesh Atid Party, said Sunday (May 14, 2017), “Israel has been looking for an opportunity to separate from the Palestinians for years and years now. We have offered three times to the Palestinians more than 90% of the territories in order for them to build a country of their own, and three times they refused. So we are not the problem. The Palestinians are the problem. And we are willing to negotiate with no preconditions, and we are willing to talk, and we are willing to push forward for any kind of peace agreement with the Palestinians. We have never been the problem.” (more…)

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Fighting around Gaza, 1917

editor 22 March 2017

By Wikipedia.. In early 1917, the (Australian, ed.) Imperial Mounted Division was formed from the 3rd and 4th Light Horse Brigades and two British mounted brigades. The division first saw service during the First Battle of Gaza, which occurred in southern Gaza on 26 March 1917. At around noon two mounted brigades of the Anzac Mounted Division attacked Gaza from the north and east. At 6.00 pm the Turkish position had become perilous with the ring closing tightly around Gaza. However, in a decision that dismayed most of their soldiers the British commanders decided to call off the attack and retreat, delivering victory to the Turks. (more…)

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‘Let’s talk,’ says defense minister, in overture to Gaza residents

editor 25 February 2017

By Times of Israel Staff.. Avigdor Liberman vows Israel will invest in seaport, airport, industry in Strip… as soon as Hamas gives up on tunnels and rockets. Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Thursday (February 16, 2017) called on residents of the Gaza Strip to begin a direct dialogue with Israel as a path toward improving their lives, telling them, in Arabic, “Let’s talk.” Liberman’s comments were posted on the new Arabic, Hebrew and English website of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), the Defense Ministry body that acts as liaison between Israel and the Palestinian territories. (more…)

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16 deaf Palestinian children get to hear for the first time

editor 24 February 2017

By Dr. Itay Gal.. A ‘marathon’ of cochlear implant surgeries is performed at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital on 16 deaf Palestinian children; all surgeries are declared a success. At Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital, 16 deaf Palestinian children underwent cochlear implant surgery. Following these procedures, the children could hear for the first time in their lives. Six of the children were operated on last month, one after the other, in an intensive, marathon-style implant operation. (more…)

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‘Eyeless in Gaza’ director reveals the headlines Hamas don’t let you see

editor 20 February 2017

By Francine Wolfisz.. Francine Wolfisz chats to director Martin Himel about his new film, Eyeless in Gaza, which reveals how journalists are forced to tow the line. Seasoned journalist Matti Friedman had noticed all was not as it should be at the Associated Press (AP) bureau in Gaza. Hamas fighters had burst into the office and threatened staff over photographs they had published. Then they witnessed a rocket launch right beside their office, endangering the lives of staff and nearby residents – and yet AP did not report it. (more…)

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