Sind Terrassenüberdachungen bei Sturm stabil? - Vor allem aus den USA kennt man Bilder der Zerstörung: Wenn hier ein Sturm über das Land zieht, ist der Schaden groß, ganz gleich, wie die Häuser erbaut wu...
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So let us get this straight: it is imperative to give Israelis singular credit in saving Haitian children, while ignoring the fact that last year’s assault on Gaza killed hundreds of children and maimed thousands more, not to mention the 360 Lebanese children slaughtered during Israel’s 2006 offensive.
With the American media locked in fierce competition as to who could lavish the most praise on the Israeli military for saving Haiti, another disaster was brewing in Gaza. Israeli officials opened the Al-Wadi dam east of Gaza in the wake of torrential rainfall in the region, flooding the refugee camp of Al-Nusseirat, Johr al-Deek village and al-Mughraqa, a suburb of Gaza City. Villagers provided eyewitness accounts that Israeli forces stationed in the area opened the dam without warning and without coordination with Palestinian civil agencies. Media outlets from Brunei to China to Iran reported the disaster.
According to China’s Xinhua news agency, Israel had constructed the dam to hoard rain water, depriving Gazan farms and villages of this precious resource for years. As the dam was opened, houses that had been built along the dried-up ditch were inundated with flood waters, displacing approximately 100 Gazan families and drowning cattle and poultry. Palestinian Civil Defence Chief Yousef al-Zahar stated “…what happened was a deliberate act by Israel.”
GAZA, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) -- Hamas officials as well as observers expected on Saturday that the assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, a senior Islamic Hamas movement commander in Dubai on Jan. 20, " would sooner or later move the battle between Hamas and Israel outside the Palestinian territories."
They said the ambiguous assassination of al-Mabhouh might be "a new turn" in the military confrontation between Hamas and Israel, that could develop to mutual avenge attacks in some Arab and foreign countries. Hamas has directly accused the Israeli Mosad ( foreign intelligence) for being behind his death.
Observers close to Hamas said that the movement hasn't yet expressed full commitment to a declared ceasefire with Israel after last winter's "Cast Lead" Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip, adding that al-Mabhouh's murder in Dubai "would oblige Hamas to respond to his killing."
Mustafa al-Sawaf, a Gaza-based political analyst, specialized in Hamas affairs expected that "Hamas response to the killing of al-Mabhouh, who has a high-ranking position in Hamas armed wing, would be equal to an assassination of a senior Israeli leader."