Saturday, 26 February 2011

International conference in Geneva for Palestinian prisoners big step forward

Union for Palestine organization in France said the holding of the first international conference on the rights of Palestinian prisoners in the Swiss city of Geneva next month is a step forward in internationalizing the issue of Palestinian detainees in Israeli jails.

Siham Azzein, head of the organization, stressed the need to put the European public opinion in the picture of what happens inside Israel's prisons, especially in the presence of Israeli media misinformation working on concealing the truth and showing Israel as a democratic state. more

Air strikes target Islamic Jihad training ground and spread fear across Gaza

Thanks to the Palestinian Information Center
GAZA, (PIC)-- Israeli warplanes launched a series of air raids on different targets in the Gaza Strip at dawn Saturday, local sources said, adding that no casualties were reported.

The sources told the PIC reporter that Israeli F-16s bombed a deserted land area west of Breij refugee camp, in central Gaza, causing a big hole.

Israeli warplanes later launched another sortie targeting a training ground for the Quds Brigades, the armed wing of Islamic Jihad movement southwest of Khan Younis, south of Gaza Strip, causing huge explosions but no casualties, locals said, noting that four missiles were fired at the area.

PIC reporters in the Strip said that Israeli warplanes were covering the skies of Gaza, spreading fears among its population of more air strikes.