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…)
Posts Tagged ‘Gaza’
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…)
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…)
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…)
By Paula R. Stern.. You know that part of the road where you go up and then suddenly go down and your stomach takes a second to catch up? You know that feeling when you get to the edge of the fall of a roller coaster and then begin falling? You don’t know how far you will fall; you just know that you weren’t ready. All the time in the world to think, to prepare, and there you are, at that point so much earlier than you expected. Israel has just been attacked from three fronts in the last few days. A rocket landed in the Golan Heights, fired from Syrian territory earlier in the evening last night. (more…)
The United Church of Christ: Knowingly Silent on Terrorism The “Just Peace Church” that Defends Mass Murderers.
By Dennis McEoin.. The United Church of Christ (UCC) published a guide to Israel-Palestine affairs in August (2016) and again in September 2016. Entitled, “Promoting a Just Peace in Palestine-Israel”, this toxic document is a desperately one-sided, inaccurate, and counter-factual exercise in futile politics. It most certainly does not favour justice or peace in the Holy Land, as its contents show on every page. (more…)
By JPOST.COM Staff, Herb Keinon.. In full interview with Israel’s Channel 2, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan speaks of Israel and Turkey’s reconciliation, the 2010 Mavi Marmara crisis and his relations with Hamas. Just a week after Israel and Turkey resumed full diplomatic ties by mutually naming new ambassadors, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sounded anything but conciliatory in an interview aired Monday (November 21, 2016) in which he refused to back down from comments equating Israel’s actions in Gaza in 2014 with Nazi atrocities. [Photo top right: Hamas a “political movement born from the national resurrection.” according to Pres. Erdogan] (more…)
By JNI Media.. “I am all peace; but when I speak, they are for war.” Psalms 120:7. “Hamas in Gaza has 26,000 soldiers and another 40,000 clerks who receive their salary from the Hamas. It is currently building up an attack force to try to move the fighting into Israeli territory in the next round, but it is also working to restrain various entities within the [Gaza] Strip, mainly due to the change in the Israeli response policy after every incident, which has become dramatically harsher,” Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beiteinu) on Monday (October 31, 2016) told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee chaired by MK Avi Dichter. (more…)
By Elior Levy.. In the rare interview with Al-Quds newspaper, the Israeli defense minister outlined his thoughts on Palestinian statehood, a final peace agreement and Mahmoud Abbas; ‘if they make the decision to stop digging tunnels, smuggling arms and firing rockets at us, we will be the first investors in the rehabilitation of the Gaza Strip.’ Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman told a Palestinian newspaper in an interview published Monday that while Israel has no desire to return to Gaza or conquer it, “if they force a new war on us—it will be Hamas’ last because we will completely destroy them.” The interview with Al-Quds—the most popular Palestinian daily West Bank and east Jerusalem—sparked outrage on Palestinian social media. (more…)
By Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies-An-Najah University-PA.. Poll: Palestinians Reject Peace Solution Based on 1967 Lines.
59% oppose the creation of a Palestinian state on the 1967 lines as a final solution for the Palestinian cause, according to a poll of 1,362 Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza conducted on Oct. 13-15, 2016. 73% oppose the creation of a Palestinian state on the 1967 lines with some land exchanges. 79% reject the creation of a binational state for both Arabs and Jews. (more…)