Friday, 29 May 2009

Resistance vows to avenge Dudeen murder

AL-KHALIL, (PIC)-- The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Thursday murdered Abdul Majid Dudeen, a prominent guerilla leader affiliated with Hamas’ military wing, the Izzidin Al-Qassam Brigades.

Eyewitnesses said Israeli occupation troops, backed by some 16 military vehicles, stormed the small village of Skak, near Dura, 30 kilometers west of al Khalil (Hebron), and killed Dudeen at his hideout.

Local sources said Dudeen was killed during a brief clash with Israeli occupation troops.

The IOF accuses Dudeen of having carried out or masterminded several military operations against Israeli targets both in the West Bank and Palestinian lands occupied in 1948.

Palestinian resistance fighters are constantly targeted by both the Israeli occupation army and the security agencies of the American-backed Palestinian Authority.

Dudeen is survived by his wife and their two sons and three daughters. It is not clear if the Israeli occupation authorities will hand Dudeen’s body over to his family for burial.

Israel normally holds the bodies of Palestinian guerillas killed in battle in order to inflict emotional pain on their families and consequently discourage resistance to the Israeli occupation.

A math teacher, Dudeen had served several years in Israeli jails and detention camps before going underground and joining Hamas's military wing.

He had also served more than 4 years in PA custody in Jericho and Hebron.


US citizens to break Gaza blockade in protest marking Obama Egypt speech

CAIRO — To increase international pressure for Pres. Obama to call on Israel to end its blockade of war-torn Gaza, just days before Obama delivers his first speech from the Arab world here, TOMORROW a 66-person, largely American delegation will attempt to cross through the heavily policed, blockaded Egyptian city of Rafah into Gaza.

The delegation, which will bring toys and playground building materials for Gazan children, will also collect signatures for an international petition calling on Obama to visit Gaza during his upcoming Middle East tour so he can witness the damage himself. The delegation will deliver to the U.S. Embassy in Cairo by June 4 in time for his historic speech. more