Israel-Palestine News Compiler

BMW garage among the targets of Israel’s attacks

Posted in Arab-Israeli Wars, News Excerpts, Operation Cast Lead by beyondtheborder on March 31, 2009

Nasser al-Amoudi, with his biker’s jacket and sunglasses, embodies the essence of a car enthusiast. For years he has been the proud owner of the only BMW spare parts shop in the Gaza Strip. People would travel from every corner to purchase second hand parts from his shop. Now Nasser’s workshop and garage, which were worth $300,000 before the Israeli army destroyed them during its latest offensive, lie in tatters, and his financial security has gone.

Nasser al-Amoudi outside the symbolic tent erected on the site of his BMW shop.

Nasser al-Amoudi outside the symbolic tent erected on the site of his BMW shop.

For full article, visit http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article10432.shtml

Israeli blockade prevents EU cash from reaching Gazans

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 30, 2009

Israel’s refusal to allow cash into the Gaza Strip is preventing the payment of Italian-sponsored social welfare benefits for 24,500 Palestinian families facing hardship, indended to be ready Monday.

For full article, visit http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=36762

EU warns Netanyahu: Accept two-state solution or relations would suffer

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 29, 2009

Hebrew daily Yediot Ahronot quoted the current chairman of the EU Czech foreign minister Karel Schwarzenberg on Saturday as saying “Relations would become very difficult indeed. At one of our next ministerial meetings we would have to discuss what consequences the EU would draw from that.”

For full article, visit http://www.palestine-info.co.uk/En/default.aspx?xyz=U6Qq7k%2bcOd87MDI46m9rUxJEpMO%2bi1s7pOMLheTrxJA2tLgwoPKAQ1EfkRW%2fMaWEo7iu1gcvXcp4vRhTinJS6eUgq7qtuYPvI1EZV8xK0ZDD3M94PGBk9rjyRARMV6A0sFoZsAT9rFo%3d

EU calls on Netanyahu to accept Palestinian state

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 27, 2009

“We Europeans are insisting that whatever the weighting is in the two governments (Israeli and Palestinian), the creation of a two-state solution must stand first and foremost,” German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said.

Source: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2009/0327/breaking58.htm

Stop treating Israel with kid gloves, says Euro MP

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 27, 2009

He revealed that only 15 types of goods were being permitted into Gaza, which has remained besieged by the Israelis in defiance of international calls, with everything else banned.

“For too long the USA and the EU have given unconditional support to Israel despite its military occupation of Palestine, but there are signs that our dual standards approach may at last be coming to an end,” he said last month.

Source: http://www5.irna.ir/En/View/FullStory/?NewsId=408872&IdLanguage=3