Saturday, 6 June 2009

Protests against Fatah collaboration and killings mount

Around 2,000 women Hamas supporters on Saturday protested against the West Bank-based Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas after violent clashes between his police and Hamas militants this week.

"No to Abbas, No to Fayyad," the women in Gaza City chanted, referring to Western-backed prime minister Salam Fayyad who has launched a security crackdown in the Israeli-occupied West Bank over the past several months.

The women waved green Hamas flags and held signs saying "Abbas's security forces are the bodyguards of the Zionists" and "No dialogue with arrests in the West Bank."

more at AlArab Online

Human Right Watch says Israel's wars in Gaza and Lebanon shame humanity

Richard Dicker, the director of Human Rights Watch's international justice program, has described the Israeli war crimes in the Gaza Strip and south Lebanon as a shame on humanity.

The Syrian news agency quoted Dicker as saying on Friday that Israel committed serious war crimes in its latest war on Gaza Strip and other crimes in its aggression on south Lebanon in July 2006 without being brought to account.

He said that the HRW collected evidence that authenticated those crimes.

For his part, Jeremy Corbyn, the British MP, charged that Israel was posing a serious nuclear threat to the Middle East region.

He told Al-Jazeera TV network that Israeli owns nuclear warheads and did not sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.

Corbyn said that there could be no Middle East free of nuclear weapons unless Israel was ready to get rid of its nuclear warheads.

Thanks to the Palestinian Inofrmation Center

Anti-wall protester murdered by Israeli troops at weekly Nilin demonstration

RAMALLAH, (PIC)-- Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF)on Friday killed a Palestinian man at Nilin and wounded five others at Bilin during the weekly anti-wall demonstration at these two villages near Ramallah.

At Nilin, Yusuf Aqel Soror, 36, was hit by a bullet in his chest. He was taken to the Ramallah government hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

Israeli radio reported the killing of Soror quoting an Israeli occupation military spokesman as saying that an IOF sniper killed Hamas activist Yusuf Soror in Nilin during a demonstration.

IOF troops also fired teargas canisters and rubber-coated steel bullets at demonstrators causing a number of cases of suffocation.

Meanwhile, in nearby Bilin, five demonstrators were wounded and scores suffered breathing difficulties as a result of the firing by the IOF troops of teargas and rubber-coated bullets.