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Issue 304 - Friday 28th August 2014

Issue 304 – Friday 28th August 2014

570 children killed in Israel’s indiscriminate bombing of Gaza

Israel killed 570 and injured 3,120 children during the nearly month-long offensive on Gaza. The number of elderly killed was 95 and 368 were injured. Total number of Palestinians killed was 2,050 and 10,330 were injured, these figures are based on information provided by the Palestinian Ministry of Health as of August 21.

Issue 304 – Friday 28th August 2014

Muslim MP targeted for protesting against illegal Israeli settlements goods

Birmingham Ladywood MP has been branded “shameful”, “extremely irresponsible” and accused of “stirring up tensions” and behaving in a inappropriately by leaders of Britain’s Jewish communities for taking part in a protest against a supermarket stocking goods from illegal Israeli settlements in Palestinian Occupied Territories.

Editorial

  • Condoning Israeli genocide of Palestinians

    There is something particularly pernicious about the latest Israeli massacres in Gaza. The indiscriminate slaughter of Palestinian men, women, children and babies is as inhumane as in the two previous mass killings and atrocities. Only this time it was carried out under a renewed vigour and defiance of all international norms and a barrage of propaganda that much of the media has seemed keen to lap up to try to justify the unjustifiable, the blatant immorality of the intransigent aggressor devouring the victims as mere fodder.

  • Muslim charities targeted as part of Gaza blockade

    It would appear to be no coincidence that the latest wave of financial sanctions targeted against Muslim charities coincides with Israel’s renewed killings of Palestinians in Gaza. Several Islamic organisations in Britain have suddenly found that their bank accounts have been closed without any explanation by HSBC including Ummah Welfare Trust, Finsbury Park Mosque and The Cordoba Foundation.

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Gaza World

  • Hollywood’s Gaza supporters u-turn in the face of backlash and silence

    Be it Marlon Brando’s activism in the US civil right movement in the 60s, Sean Penn’s defiant political pilgrimages to Castro’s Cuba or more recently George Clooney’s support for the people in Darfur and Ukraine. It seems that no political world issue is taboo in LaLa land - no issue that is except the plight of the Palestinians.

  • Israelis celebrate as Gaza is bombed killing mainly civilians

    A video has surfaced on the internet showing Israeli soldiers cheering with delight as missiles hit buildings including Palestinian houses in Gaza. The video that showed the destruction of Palestinian houses and many other buildings in Gaza was captured on the phone of an Israeli Defence Force soldier.

  • Israel has a right to kill Hamas voters, suggests President of NY Rabbis

    President of the New York Board of Rabbis caused a storm last month when he claimed that Israel has a right to kill any Palestinian who voted for Hamas. Speaking at a pro-Israel rally in New York on July 28, Rabbi David-Seth Kirshner challenged the Fourth Geneva Convention and labelled everyone who voted for Hamas a combatant.

  • Israeli Embassy in Ireland lambasted for trolling Islamophobic propaganda

    A campaign by the Israel Embassy in Ireland to counter growing European criticism of Israel’s war on Gaza has spectacularly backfired after it was forced to remove what was deemed a series of Islamophobic images from its facebook page.

  • Reports of Muslims attacking Parisian synagogue fabricated

    Media reports that French Muslims and pro-Palestinian supporters surrounded then attacked the Synagogue de la Roquette in Paris on July 13 while worshippers cowered inside have proved to be fabricated.

  • Palestinian children detained and mistreated in Israel

    A large number of Palestinian children are being imprisoned and mistreated in the Israeli Military court system.
    Each year approximately 500-700 Palestinian children face prosecution. Since the beginning of 2010 to mid-2014, nearly 3,000 Palestinian children have been arrested according to Addustour newspaper.

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World News

  • Bahrain used UK spyware to hack pro-democracy activists

    Leaked internal documents released earlier this month has revealed UK-German surveillance company, Gamma Group International, has sold spy software to Bahrain during the regime’s crackdown on pro-democracy activists.

  • UAE welcomes its first female fighter pilot

    Mariam Hassan Salem al-Mansouri has become the first Emirati woman to hold the rank of fighter pilot in the UAE Air Force and may be the first Gulf woman to enjoy the title.

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Comment

  • How ISIS came to take over large parts of Iraq

    The fall of Mosul in Iraq on June 10 to the extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and Sham [ISIS] may have shocked the world but it was no surprise to many analysts who had been monitoring the increasing sophistication of the group in conducting several operations across wide territory. Nor was it a surprise to the US, with intelligence and defence officials warning for over a year that ISIS was planning to take over large parts of Iraq.

  • WWI Centenary commemoration was ‘avalanche of pro-war propaganda’

    Commemorating the centenary of the start of the First World War was, of course, necessary. Four years of conflict, the like of which had never been seen before, resulted in 37 million dead. It wasn’t, unfortunately, The War to End All Wars and it goes without saying that as we mourn those who died for their king and country, entire regions continue to be ravaged by conflict.

Environment

  • Palm Oil: Versatility amid controversy

    When it comes to health in the name of vanity, humans go to endless lengths to get their hands on every low calorie, anti-aging option available. Fairly new on the scene is palm oil, considered a healthy alternative to trans fats and standard ingredient in almost all beauty products.

Health and Science

  • Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an international health emergency following the worst ever Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. The virus has claimed more than a 1000 lives spread across Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.

Sport

Letters

  • Scrutiny on Muslim states inaction in the Gaza crises

    Sir, Before we start condemning the rest of the world, how about taking a look at the behaviour of the self governing, independent Muslim states in the Middle East that are close to Palestine and Israel.

  • West complicit in slaughter of Gazans

    Sir, Hundreds of Palestinians babies, children, women and old men murdered in the glare of world media by Israeli bombings but it does not move the hearts of the US, UK and the rest of the Western world.

  • Boots on the ground in Iraq

    Sir, Brilliant interview with former Chief of Defences Staff. Lord David Richards. It was quite a wide ranging interview. You covered UK war in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and now with ISIS. The rise of ISIS today is due to the policies of US and UK in the region.

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