Air strikes kill ‘al-Qaeda fighters’ in Yemen

  Several alleged al-Qaeda leaders among 11 killed in apparent drone attacks, according to local residents’ accounts. At least 11 fighters with alleged links to al-Qaeda have been killed in an air strike in Yemen, according to local residents and tribal officials. Local residents told the Reuters news agency on Tuesday that an unidentified drone carried out the attack on two vehicles travelling east of the city of Loder in Abyan province in southern Yemen. A tribal leader said at least four of those killed were local al-Qaeda leaders, according to Reuters. Tribal officials speaking to the AFP news agency reported … Continue reading Air strikes kill ‘al-Qaeda fighters’ in Yemen

De oorzaak van het gedrag van Marokkaanse jongeren / Interactieve lezing

donderdag 23 februari 2012 Tijd 16:00 tot 18:00 Waar Volgt bij aanmelding, Centrum, Rotterdam, Netherlands Ruim 20 jaar wordt er al gediscussieerd over over het niet ‘willen/kunnen’ slagen van de integratie van de Marokkaanse gemeenschap in de Nederlandse samenleving. Met name de jongeren worden vaak alszijnde de oorzaak van het probleem betiteld. Al die jaren (vanaf 1994) onderzoek/ volg ik dit onderwerp. Vooral bij de laatste bijeenkomst “Marokkaanse jongeren, toolkit voor jongerenwerkers” bij InHolland in Rotterdam, ergerde ik me wederom rot, omdat ik het gevoel had dat we op de huidige manier geen stap verder komen. Er is maar weinig in de laatste 20 … Continue reading De oorzaak van het gedrag van Marokkaanse jongeren / Interactieve lezing

Israeli forces shoot Palestinian near Gaza border

Israeli soldiers are seen operating in the West Bank city of Qalqiliya GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Israeli forces shot and injured a Palestinian farmer on Tuesday east of Gaza City, medical officials and an Israeli military official said. Emergency services spokesman Adham Abu Salmiya said the farmer, who was not identified, suffered a gunshot wound while tending his land east of Gaza City. He was taken from the Shajaiyeh area to Shifa Hospital in Gaza City where he was determined to be moderately injured, Abu Salmiya said. An Israeli military spokeswoman confirmed that forces stationed near the border fence shot … Continue reading Israeli forces shoot Palestinian near Gaza border

Israel plans to confiscate 650 dunums in occupied Jerusalem

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– The Israeli planning and construction committee has decided to confiscate 650 dunums of land in occupied Jerusalem to establish two garbage dumps. A researcher specialized in settlement activity, Ahmed Sub Laban, said that the first junkyard would be established on 500 dunums in the area between Enata and Aisawiya, describing the area as a valley 745 meters deep. The other plan envisages seizing 150 dunums of land between Kafr Akab and Bir Nabala to the north of occupied Jerusalem to establish another rubbish dump, he added. Another researcher, Amran Al-Resheq, said that the two garbage dumps would … Continue reading Israel plans to confiscate 650 dunums in occupied Jerusalem

Afghaan met puberkinderen mag blijven

De Afghaan Abdul Momand en zijn twee puberkinderen met de Nederlandse nationaliteit kunnen in ons land blijven. Momand dreigde uitgezet te worden, maar minister Gerd Leers (Immigratie) maakt een uitzondering vanwege ‘individuele omstandigheden’, aldus een woordvoerder van het ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken vandaag. Als hij was uitgezet, had Momand noodgedwongen zijn kinderen moeten meenemen naar zijn land van herkomst. De Afghaanse man, die al 15 jaar in Nederland woont, kon ze niet achterlaten, omdat zijn vrouw in 2006 is overleden. De kinderen, 15 en 16, spreken geen Afghaans. Momand kreeg tot drie keer toe van rechters te horen dat hij … Continue reading Afghaan met puberkinderen mag blijven

‘Palestinian hunger striker’s life at risk’

Palestinian activist Khader Adnan The health condition of Palestinian activist Khader Adnan imprisoned by Israel is “deteriorating” after spending 44 days on hunger strike in jail. The life of a Palestinian activist in an Israeli jail is reportedly in danger after 44 days of hunger strike which he began to protest his imprisonment. “His health is deteriorating and his life will be in danger if he continues the hunger strike,” Tel Aviv-based Physicians for Human Rights said in a statement on Monday. Khader Adnan, 34, kicked off the hunger strike a day after he was arrested by Israeli forces on … Continue reading ‘Palestinian hunger striker’s life at risk’