Thursday, 31 May 2012

High Israeli official hints, we made the Flame virus

(code from the Flame virus)

From Mondoweiss

The Flame virus, which has infected thousands of computers mostly in the Middle East, is being described as the most pernicious and complex software ever developed. The existence of the malware was recently made public by Kaspersky Lab, which discovered the malicious program while investigating infected computers for the United Nations. The virus is believed to have been attacking computers for at least two years.

What is the origin of the Flame malware? Well, according to The Christian Science Monitor, experts say only four nations have the technical knowledge to build such a complicated program. They are the United States, Russia, and China and, as you might have guessed, Israel.

Like the Stuxnet and Duqu malware, which many believe to have originated in Israel, Flame exploits vulnerabilities in the Windows operating system. Also, the cyber-attack is mostly aimed at Iran; the second most targeted victim is the Palestinian Authority. Are those enough clues? more

Arab-Islamic convoy arrives in Gaza with medical aid

GAZA, (PIC)-- An Arab-Islamic aid convoy arrived in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday evening from Egypt through the Rafah border terminal carrying various relief material.

Rafah terminal sources said that 11 members accompanied the relief convoy sent by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the Islamic Relief UK, and the Arab Doctors Union.

Mohammed Okasha welcomed the convoy on behalf of the government and the health ministry in a press conference held at the terminal. more

Thousands rally in Turkey to remember victims of Israeli attack on Mavi Marmara

ISTANBUL: Thousands of people rallied in Istanbul Thursday to remember the nine victims of a deadly Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla on this date two years ago.

The crowd gathered in iconic Taksim Square under the banner of the pro-Islamic Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH), one of the organisers of the flotilla that tried to break an Israeli sea blockade of the Hamas-controlled Palestinian territory.

The demonstrators, many of them women, chanted slogans and waved banners against Israel, once a strong regional ally of Turkey, and asked that the perpetrators of the raid be held accountable. more

Israeli activist imprisoned for trying to become Palestinian

Andrew Pshenichnikov, 23, has been in an Israeli prison for one week for trying to become a Palestinian citizen and give up his Israeli citizenship.

Two months ago Pshenichnikov moved to Dheisheh Refugee Camp in Bethlehem. The Israeli government was able to arrest him as Dheisheh is in Area A of the West Bank; Israeli citizens are banned by their government from leaving Area C and so his stay in Dheisheh was technically illegal. more

Ministry of Prisoner Affaris: Israeli authorities separating Gaza prisoners

RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli prison authorities are transferring detainees from Nafha prison to other jails, the PA Ministry of Prisoner Affairs said Wednesday.

Prison officials have started to transfer 395 prisoners from Gaza to various detention centers, the ministry said in a statement.

Prisoners reject the move and say Israel is separating them as punishment for the recent mass hunger strike in Israeli jails, the ministry added.

On Tuesday, the ministry said detainees from Gaza had rejected an Israeli proposal to allow them one half-hour visit from their families every two months. more

Israel hands over remains of 91 Palestinians

AMALLAH, Palestinian Territories — Israel on Thursday handed over the bodies of 91 Palestinians killed during anti-Israeli attacks, some of whom died more than 40 years ago, officials on both sides said.

The transfer began before dawn, when Israel formally gave the bodies to the Palestinians at a location near the West Bank city of Jericho, with 79 of them immediately transferred to Ramallah, and the other 12 sent to Gaza.

"At 4:00 am (0100 GMT) today, we received the remains of 91 martyrs, 79 from the West Bank and 12 from Gaza who had been buried (by the Israelis) in an inhumane and unethical fashion in numbered graves in the Jordan Valley," said Hussein al-Sheikh, head of the Palestinian general committee for civil affairs.

"They will all be wrapped in a shroud and the Palestinian flag, they will be identified and have the last rites performed," he told AFP.

The Israel Defence Forces confirmed the first part of the transfer had taken place. more