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Qassam fighter killed in Gaza

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on September 5, 2009

The Al Qassam brigades, the armed wing of Hamas movement, reported Saturday that one of its fighters was killed in what it called a jihad mission in Gaza City.

The fighter, Sameh Al Beitar, was killed in Al Sabra neighborhood.

The Brigades did not reveal information on how the fighter was killed and what type of mission he was conducting.

The Israeli army appears to have no relation to the incident.

For full article, visit http://www.imemc.org/article/61588

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Doctor: 90% of war casualties at Gaza hospital were civilians

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on September 5, 2009

Ninety percent of casualties brought to Gaza’s main hospital during Israel’s winter offensive against Hamas were civilians, according to a new book by one of Norway’s most famous and controversial physicians, Dr. Mads Gilbert.

The book, scheduled to be published this month under the title “I in Gaza,” recounts Gilbert’s experiences as a volunteer at Shifa Hospital in Gaza City and focuses on individual stories by patients and medical staff.

For full article, visit http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1112493.htmlFor more on Mads Gilbert, type “Mads gilbert” in the search box on your right or visit https://israelpalestinenewscompiler.wordpress.com/2009/04/16/a-tribute-to-mads-gilbert/

The pitfalls of Palestinian national consciousness

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on August 28, 2009
Fatah leaders, including some of those newly elected to the Fatah Central Committee, pray next to the tomb of the late Fatah leader and founder Yasser Arafat, 13 August 2009.

Fatah leaders, including some of those newly elected to the Fatah Central Committee, pray next to the tomb of the late Fatah leader and founder Yasser Arafat, 13 August 2009.

True, the conference was held on Palestinian soil, but, ironically, under the watchful eye of Israeli soldiers. The failure of the Palestinian Liberation Movement (Fatah) to achieve any of its declared goals was symbolized in its holding the conference under occupation. This reflects not only the demise of Fatah — the faction that dominated the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) for decades — but the general demise of contemporary Palestinian nationalism.

For full article, visit http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article10728.shtml

Palestinians: Israel navy fire kills man off Gaza coast

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on August 27, 2009

One Palestinian fisherman was killed and another wounded on Thursday by Israeli navy fire off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip, a Palestinian health official said.

Dr. Moaiya Hassanain said the Palestinian men were on land when they were fired upon.

For full article, visit http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1110595.html

The Elders to host live discussion via Internet

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on August 27, 2009

Based on an initiative by Richard Branson and Peter Gabriel, Nelson Mandela announced the formation of The Elders in Johannesburg on his 89th birthday in 2007.

The Elders are Kofi Annan, Ela Bhatt, Lakhdar Brahimi, Gro Brundtland, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Jimmy Carter, Graça Machel, Mary Robinson, Desmond Tutu (Chair) and Muhammad Yunus.

For full article, visit http://www.imemc.org/article/61503

What Actually Happened in Fatah’s Elections?

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on August 26, 2009

In his WINEP speech Dayton acknowledged this crackdown when he said, “I don’t know how many of you are aware, but over the last year-and-a-half, the Palestinians have engaged upon a series of what they call security offensives throughout the West Bank, surprisingly well coordinated with the Israeli army.” He further admitted that during the 22-day Gaza war last winter, U.S.-trained Palestinian security forces prevented Palestinians in the West Bank from organizing mass protests against the Israeli army, which ironically allowed for the reduction of the Israeli military presence in the West Bank in order to redeploy those troops to Gaza. Dayton added, “As a matter of fact, a good portion of the Israeli army went off to Gaza from the West Bank— think about that for a minute, and the (Israeli military) commander (of the West Bank) was absent for eight straight days.”

For full article, visit http://www.counterpunch.org/amin08142009.html

400 patients in ICU facing death due to ongoing siege

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on August 25, 2009

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It said that the patients in Gaza, especial those with heart conditions, cancer, kidney failure and other serious conditions are facing imminent death due to the ongoing Israeli siege while hospitals and medical centers lack the basic supplies and equipment.  

Hundreds of medical machines are not functioning as the need spare parts not found in Gaza.  The Ministry reported that some 400 patients are in Intensive Care Units in several hospitals; most of them have kidney failure, but the doctors are idled by the lack of specialized medications and functioning equipment.    The Ministry demanded the international community to press Israel into opening the border terminals and allowing the entry of medical supplies and equipment. It also stated that hundreds of patients need to be urgently moved to hospitals outside the Gaza Strip.

For full article, visit http://www.imemc.org/article/61472

Hamas to attempt ‘reeducation’ of detained ultra-Islamists

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on August 22, 2009

The de facto Ministry of the Interior in Gaza will try to “correct” ideologies held by members of Jund Ansar Allah who were arrested after and during gun battles last week, spokesman Eyhab Al-Ghussein said on Saturday.

For full article, visit http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=220850

Central Gaza clashes: Israeli ground forces raid Deir Al-Balah

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on August 20, 2009

According to local sources, Israeli troops entered at least a kilometer or more into the Gaza Strip, marking the deepest incursion since Israel withdrew after a major three-week offensive last January.

For full article, visit http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=220380

Report: Al-Qaeda groups say Hamas “abdicated from Islam”

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on August 20, 2009

A statement on the website from unnamed sources, groups expressed condolences for Sheikh Abdul Latif Moussa, the leader of Jund Ansar Allah. Moussa lead hundreds of supporters to a Rafah mosque on Friday and declared the area an Islamic emirate. De facto government police said they were forced to react to the group when shots were fired in a civilian area. Clashes broke out culminating in 24 dead including six de facto government officers, six civilians including two young girls, and 12 Jund Ansar Allah fighters.

For a full report visit http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=220375