Israel-Palestine News Compiler

De facto security forces release seized Fatah affiliates in Gaza

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 28, 2009

The Hamas-run Interior Ministry in the Gaza Strip said the Fatah men were detained for questioning after holding an “illegal factional meeting”. Fatah officials later confirmed that the three men had been released.

For full article, visit http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1074452.html

Jihad’s Khaled Al-Batsh told Ma’an on Saturday that the Fatah affiliates were held over their intentions to hold political activities at Al-Azhar University in Gaza City.

For full article, visit http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=36739

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Tough times for university students in Gaza

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 28, 2009
The Agricultural College of al-Azhar University in Beit Hanoun was destroyed by the Israeli attacks on Gaza

The Agricultural College of al-Azhar University in Beit Hanoun was destroyed by the Israeli attacks on Gaza

Three colleges — al-Da’wa College for Humanities in Rafah, Gaza College for Security Sciences in Gaza City, and the Agricultural College in Beit Hanoun (part of al-Azhar University) — were destroyed, according to Al Mezan communications officer Mahmoud AbuRahma.

Six university buildings in Gaza were razed to the ground and 16 damaged. The total damage is estimated at $21.1 million, according to the Palestinian National Early Recovery and Reconstruction Plan for Gaza.

For full article, visit http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article10428.shtml