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Palestinian doctor who lost three kids in Gaza op tapped for Nobel Prize

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on April 6, 2009
Ezzeldeen Abu al-Aish at Tel Ha-Shomer Hospital, shortly after being informed of his daughters' death

Ezzeldeen Abu al-Aish at Tel Ha-Shomer Hospital, shortly after being informed of his daughters' death

The nomination was announced by Belgium’s state secretary, who described al-Aish to the Arabic-language daily A-Sharq Al-Awsat as a “soldier of peace.” The doctor has been awarded honorary Belgian citizenship “in recognition of his efforts in service of humanity,” said the state secretary.

For full article, visit http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1076773.html

Belgian campaign targets bank financing Israeli settlements

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on April 3, 2009
A demonstrator in Brussels takes out his anger at Dexia's funding of settlement activity in the occupied West Bank

A demonstrator in Brussels takes out his anger at Dexia's funding of settlement activity in the occupied West Bank

In a remarkably short period of time, activists in Belgium have built a strong basis for the campaign “Israel colonizes — Dexia funds,” asking the bank to divest from its subsidiary Dexia Israel because of its financing of the expansion of illegal settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. The Israeli settlements violate Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, prohibiting the Occupying Power to deport or transfer parts of its civilian population into the territory it occupies, as well as Article 53 prohibiting the destruction of property on occupied territory. The Dexia campaign is flourishing in Belgium and may potentially spread to other countries where Dexia subsidiaries are based.

For full article, visit http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article10434.shtml