European Commission to allocate €85 million for PA salaries

he European Commission Friday announced the approval of a $121.85 million financial package for the Palestinian Authority, said to be for the salaries and pensions of PA civil servants. The decision comes as Israel continues to withhold tax revenues paid by Palestinians for goods imported into Palestinian areas, which are due under agreement for transfer to the PA. The EU package was in addition to the $143.35 million already approved from European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument. EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton said ” It is important that access to essential public services remains uninterrupted and the right to social … Continue reading European Commission to allocate €85 million for PA salaries

Thousands of Moroccans call for reforms

MARRAKECH, Morocco – Thousands of Moroccans have demanded political reforms in this Muslim kingdom during an anti-violence march in Marrakech, where 17 people died in a cafe bombing last month. Sunday’s march was the latest by the February 20 movement that regularly mounts pro-democracy protests. This time, they also spoke out against terrorism after the April 28 bombing at the Argana cafe. Marchers walked by the severely damaged cafe. Authorities have arrested three suspects and said Thursday that the leader had loyalties to al-Qaida. There’s been no claim of responsibility. King Mohamed VI has promised reforms to keep Morocco from … Continue reading Thousands of Moroccans call for reforms

Yemeni security forces open fire on protests that draw tens of thousands, killing 3

Security forces backed by army units opened fire Sunday on protesters demanding the ouster of Yemen’s longtime president, killing three, an opposition activist said. In all, tens of thousands of protesters mobilized in several cities and towns, according to activists — the latest installment of daily protests against President Ali Abdullah Saleh that have been staged for almost three months. One protester was killed in the western port of Hodeida, and two were killed in the southern city of Taiz when elite Republican Guard forces tried to disperse protesters by firing in the air, according to activist Nouh al-Wafi. In … Continue reading Yemeni security forces open fire on protests that draw tens of thousands, killing 3

Israel seals off Palestinian territories ahead of Independent Day

Israel imposed a full closure on the Palestinian territories ahead of the Independent Day holiday. The decision went into effect as of Saturday midnight and will remain in place till Wednesday, Israel’s Radio reported. Israel places the Palestinian territories under full cordon during its major holidays for fear of possible Palestinian attacks. According to the radio report, urgent Palestinian humanitarian and medical cases are allowed to enter into Israel during the holiday. (news.xinhuanet.com / 08.05.2011) Continue reading Israel seals off Palestinian territories ahead of Independent Day

Extremist Israelis Disrupt Talks for Palestinian Nonviolent Leader In Paris

A group of extremist Israeli youths, members of the outlawed Kach Movement, tried to prevent Palestinian nonviolent resistance leader, Abdullah Abu Rahma, from speaking at a forum in Paris, by creating chaos, acting in a violent way and trying to physically attack him. Abdullah Abu Rahma and his daughters Abu Rahma, coordinator of the Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in Bil’in village near Ramallah, was the guest speaker at the forum. Fundamentalists interrupted his talk by breaking chairs while raising Israeli flags and by shouting and cursing at him while trying to physically attack him. The extremists managed … Continue reading Extremist Israelis Disrupt Talks for Palestinian Nonviolent Leader In Paris

Hamas agrees to new Egyptian draft for Shalit deal

The militant Palestinian group Hamas has agreed to a new draft agreement drawn up by Egypt for a prisoner swap with Israel that would see the release of an Israeli soldier held captive by the group for almost five years, Al Jazeera reported Sunday. Following Hamas’ recent reconciliation with rival Palestinian faction Fatah, Egypt has reportedly stepped up efforts to mediate the deal, which would secure the release of Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit in exchange for hundreds of Palestinian jailed in Israel. Citing Palestinian sources, Al Jazeera said that Egyptian authorities will present the draft to a new … Continue reading Hamas agrees to new Egyptian draft for Shalit deal

Terminologie in de wetsleer

Wetsleer Wetsleer (Al-Fiqh) betekent in het Arabisch letterlijk ‘het begrip.’ Technisch (islamitisch) betekent het: begrip voor de leer van islamitische wetten/oordelen die uit de gedetailleerde bewijzen/bronnen zijn afgeleid. In deze leer bevinden zich de manieren van aanbiddingen die de moslimdienaar hoort te verrichten en de wetten die te maken hebben met zijn algemene handelingen. Aanbiddingen en algemene handelingen Aanbiddingen zijn verboden totdat er een geldig bewijs komt dat de aanbidding voorschrijft. Ook is elke manier van aanbidding verboden totdat er een bewijs komt dat deze manier voorschrijft. Algemene handelingen zijn toegestaan totdat er een bewijs komt dat het verboden is. … Continue reading Terminologie in de wetsleer