Saturday, 4 February 2012

Gaza youth activists join Jihad leader Khader Adnan's hunger strike

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A group of youth activists in the Gaza Strip said Saturday they will start a hunger strike to support Islamic Jihad detainee Khader Adnan.

Adnan is being held in Israeli jail without charge, and has refused food for 49 days to protest his treatment.

The Gaza activists announced their strike at a press conference organized by the Soul of Jerusalem Martyrs and Prisoners organization outside the Gaza office on the International Committee of the Red Crescent.

They pledged to follow the strike with other solidarity actions according to Adnan's situation.

Meanwhile, DFLP politburo member Saleh Nasser said he supported Adnan's "heroic battle against the Israeli occupation's inhumane and racist policies." more

Turkish medical humanitarian aid arrives in Gaza

Gaza,( a response to the emergency assistance call of the local health officials in the Gaza Strip, suffering from the illegal blockade, concerning the supply of out-of-stock and immediately needed medical equipment and medicine in the region, the Government of the Republic of Turkey donated a humanitarian medical assistance shipment for the benefit of the Palestinian people.

The shipment, containing 43 different types of medical equipment and 57 different types of medicine, worth 1.6 million USD, of 190 pallets, weighing around 45 tons, was delivered to the Gaza Strip yesterday (2 February, 2012), under the supervision of the representatives of the Turkish Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA).

This emergency humanitarian assistance was successfully conducted with the cooperation of the relevant institutions of the Palestinian National Authority and the local authorities in the Gaza Strip, as well as the crucial assistance of the World Health Organization, which facilitated the delivery of the humanitarian aid shipment from the Israeli port of Ashdod and the distribution of the mentioned assistance to the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip. more