Saturday, 17 August 2013

Marches in Gaza in solidarity with Egyptian people

GAZA, (PIC)-- Scores of Palestinian citizens went on marches in the Gaza Strip in protest at the killing of pro-Morsi protestors in Cairo.

The marches were organized at the invitation of facebook youth groups in Gaza.

Outside Al-Awda Mosque in Jabaliya refugee camp, tens of thousands of Palestinian young men rallied and marched in procession, carrying pictures of Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi and chanting slogans against the Egyptian police and army.

The participants also held Palestinian and Egyptian flags to reflect the Palestinian support for the Egyptian people's steadfastness in the face of aggression and injustice inflicted on them.

Youth activist Ahmed Salah, one of the organizers, stated that what has happened in Egypt went beyond all limits and human values, and made it impossible to believe that such army and police belong to Egypt. more

Thousands rally for Morsi in Nazareth

NAZARETH, Israel (AFP) -- Thousands of Palestinian supporters of the Islamic Movement in Israel demonstrated on Saturday in support of Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, an AFP correspondent said.

Around 4,000 people led by firebrand preacher Sheikh Raed Salah, head of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement, took part in the protest in the northern city of Nazareth, the correspondent said.

The demonstrators marched holding Egyptian flags as well as pictures of Morsi and chanting against Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi who led the overthrow of Morsi, claiming he was "taking orders from the US."

A police spokeswoman said the demonstration passed without event. more

Noam Chomsky: The significance of Gaza’s Ark and how it differs from previous Flotilla efforts

Noam Chomsky: The significance of Gaza’s Ark and how it differs from previous Flotilla efforts
A number of Palestinian civil society organizations have said very clearly: they do not want to depend on humanitarian aid; they need their freedom to live in dignity. The economy of Gaza has been very prosperous in the past; it can be again in the future. To get there, the entire humanitarian “aid” in the world will be insufficient without the political will to end the blockade.

The economic contribution of a boat with 40 cubic meters of goods is necessarily symbolic: the important thing is the political gesture to assert the Palestinians’ right to freedom of movement and economic sovereignty. Our slogan is not so much against aid as it is also for (fair) trade, and more broadly, in favor of economic sovereignty. more