News from Palestine 26.12.2011

#IOF is now attacking Gaza, (Balata Refugee Camp) Nablus, Eissawyeh (Jerusalem), probably Jenin (not clear on that) #palestine Local radio: the explosion heard was in Sudanya north-west of Gaza city. initial reports about internal explosion in training camp. “@olanan: قصف! #Gaza“#prayforgaza #BREAKING: a huge explosion not too far away just now #Gaza the drones are flying in a low altitude !! #Gaza #GazaWar3 #Gaza3 Continue reading News from Palestine 26.12.2011

Egypt indicts Israelis, Ukrainian for smuggling gun

An Egyptian soldier stands guard at the Taba crossing between Egypt and Israel. CAIRO (Reuters) — Egypt has indicted two Israelis and a Ukrainian for smuggling a machine gun and ammunition across the Israeli border into Egypt, the state-run al-Ahram newspaper reported on its website on Monday. The weapon was the sort used by police on Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, “which indicates that it could be used for illegal operations that could be pinned on Egyptian security personnel,” the newspaper reported. Egypt’s border region with Israel, which has long been a conduit for the smuggling of guns and people, has been hit … Continue reading Egypt indicts Israelis, Ukrainian for smuggling gun

‘PLO might revoke recognition of Israel’

Executive Committee Member Hanan Ashrawi says Palestinian leadership may renege on its recognition of Israel if peace process continues to falter As Fatah and Hamas promote their reconciliation efforts and as signs indicating that the Islamic Jihad may be warming up to the idea of joining the Palestine Liberation Organization become more evident, the Palestinian Authority seems to be taking a harsher stand vis-à-vis Israel. PLO Executive Committee Member Hanan Ashrawi said Monday that the PLO may choose to revoke its recognition of Israel“should all other (political) avenues fail.” In an interview with the Voice of Palestine radio station, Ashrawi stressed that while the possibility has yet … Continue reading ‘PLO might revoke recognition of Israel’

Israeli soldiers arrest 8 Palestinians

Ramallah, Dec. 26 (Petra) — Israeli occupation forces on Monday arrested eight Palestinians in various West Bank cities and towns. Palestinian sources said that the Israeli soldiers stormed the cities of Ramallah, Hebron and Qalqilia amid heavy fire. The Israeli army launch arrest campaigns on a daily basis against dozens of Palestinians in various cities and villages of the West Bank under various pretexts. (www.petra.gov.jo / 26.12.2011) Continue reading Israeli soldiers arrest 8 Palestinians

Hamas warns of serious reactions if O. J’lem announced capital of Israel

DAMASCUS, (PIC)– Hamas Movement warned the Israeli occupation government of dire consequences if its Knesset passed a bill declaring the occupied Palestinian city of Jerusalem as a capital for the Jewish people and affirmed it would not remain silent. In a press release on Sunday, Hamas said this Israeli move is a new serious act of aggression against the Palestinian people and their national rights. Hamas highlighted that Jerusalem would remain the capital of Palestine and the core of its national cause and such Israeli decision would never change the history and reality. The Palestinian Movement urged the Palestinians in … Continue reading Hamas warns of serious reactions if O. J’lem announced capital of Israel

Israel war crimes question festers

Consuelo Maldonado, euronews: Gilles Devers, you are the spokesman for a group of lawyers who, in 2009, filed a complaint of war crimes against Israeli officers with the International Criminal Court. Since then, what progress has there been? Gilles Devers: The facts are established in the Goldstone Report. Everybody knows that warcrimes and crimes against humanity have been committed. While Palestine has the legal competence but has not exercised it because of the occupation, it can transfer this to the International Criminal Court. We are in a waiting phase which, unfortunately, corresponds with a double standard that has always been … Continue reading Israel war crimes question festers

Palestinian killed, two injured in bomb explosion

GAZA, Dec 26 (KUNA) — One Palestinian man was killed and his spouse and son were injured on Monday after a bomb explosion in Jabalia refugee camp north of Gaza. Palestinian local radio reports said Imad Washk, 38, was killed after the explosion, without knowing the cause of the explosion. The reports said his wife and son were injured and were transferred to hospital. An investigation into the incident is underway, the reports said. (mideastnews-danmike.blogspot.com / 26.12.2011) Continue reading Palestinian killed, two injured in bomb explosion