Red Cross provides Gaza hospitals with urgent fuel aid for 10 days

GAZA, (PIC)– The Red Cross said it intends to give the Palestinian health ministry in Gaza about 150,000 liters of diesel fuel to help 13 public hospitals continue to provide health services in the next 10 days. The Red Cross had provided Gaza hospitals with a similar amount of fuel last February. Head of the Red Cross in the occupied Palestinian territory Juan Shearer warned that the failure to solve the problem of fuel and electricity in Gaza would paralyze health services and endanger the lives of patients. He noted that the operating theaters, intensive care units, neonatal care units … Continue reading Red Cross provides Gaza hospitals with urgent fuel aid for 10 days

Extremists control hundreds of Tunisia’s mosques: religious affairs minister

Tunisia’s Religious Affairs Minister Nourredine Al-Khademi said the country will take stock of the hundreds of mosques now in the hands of Salafist extremists. Tunisia’s Religious Affairs Minister Nourredine al-Khademi on Saturday said the country will take stock of the hundreds of mosques now in the hands of Salafist extremists. “This is a priority area for my administration,” said the minister, who estimated that about 400 of Tunisia’s more than 5,000 mosques had fallen under the sway of ultra-conservative Salafists. “Serious problems concern about 50 mosques, no more,” he said, referring to cases where the original imams and worshippers had … Continue reading Extremists control hundreds of Tunisia’s mosques: religious affairs minister

Nederland partij in Palestina – Israël conflict

  Op 30 maart, de Landdag, protesteren Palestijnen en sympathiserende Arabieren tegen het Israëlische grondbeleid, dat in hun ogen discriminerend is.  Deze dag herinnert de Palestijnen aan hun verzet tegen de onteigening van hun land, sinds  30 maart 1976 waar bij demonstraties tegen deze onteigening zes Arabieren het leven lieten. Ook dit jaar had de organisatie van de Global March on Jerusalem 30 maart uitgekozen om met deze  grote mars aandacht te vragen voor de ernstige belemmeringen voor het Palestijnse leven en de vernietiging van de Palestijnse cultuur in Jerusalem. Ruim 40 jaar geleden is Jerusalem bezet gebied en hebben … Continue reading Nederland partij in Palestina – Israël conflict

Activists take part in Global march to al-Quds in Australia

 A protest took place in Sydney as part of the global day of action in support of international activists attempting to enter Jerusalem/Al Quds which remains a closed city. The Global March to al-Quds is an international peaceful movement that also condemns the Israeli occupation of the holy Palestinian city. A protest took place in Sydney on Friday in solidarity with international activists that are taking part in the Global March to Jerusalem al-Quds, or GMJ. The GMJ was organized to coincide with Palestinian Land Day on March 30. The GMJ is an international event, bringing activists from around the … Continue reading Activists take part in Global march to al-Quds in Australia

Wat zijn de belangrijkste vormen van liefdadigheid in de islam?

In de islam kent men liefdadigheid (sadaqah) de hoogst mogelijke waarde toe – daarbij kan men denken aan het doen van goede dingen voor de medemens, vriendelijk zijn tegen dieren, het vermijden van slechte daden en met de woorden van profeet Mohammed (vzmh), kan zelfs een glimlach een vorm van liefdadigheid zijn. De koran voegt daar nog aan toe: “Als u openlijk aan liefdadigheid doet is dat goed, als u het echter verborgen houdt en aan de armen geeft, is dat beter voor u.” (2:271). Naast bovengenoemde vrijwillige vormen van liefdadigheid, verplicht de islam moslims tot het betalen van de verplichte zakaat of zuiverende aalmoezen. Hier … Continue reading Wat zijn de belangrijkste vormen van liefdadigheid in de islam?

The Other Face of Kairouan

Sidi Saheb Mosque, Kairouan Kairouan is the fifth-biggest city in Tunisia with more than 150,000 inhabitants. It’s 155 km south of Tunis and 65 km west of the Sahel – Tunisia’s eastern coast. The Arabs founded the city in the 7thcentury and made it into a military base during their conquest of the Maghreb and Spain. Later it became the capital ofIfriqiya, the Arabic name for Tunisia in the Middle Ages, and was the largest metropolis in the western basin of the Mediterranean Sea for more than three centuries. Nowadays, Kairouan is the most visited city in central Tunisia, thanks to its rich … Continue reading The Other Face of Kairouan

Anti-Zionism in the 21st Century

The struggle of the Palestinians is a struggle against Zionism. By Tariq Shadid The essence of the Palestinian struggle is the battle against Zionism. It is a battle against its racism, against its murderous war crimes, against its insatiable territorial hunger, against its disdain for non-Jewish human rights, and against its devoted attempts to destroy Palestinian national identity. As voices of normalization are on the rise, and social media is invaded by paid pro-Zionist bloggers, there is an increased need for anti-Zionists to draw attention to the crimes committed by ‘Israel’, and to speak up against the ongoing media silence … Continue reading Anti-Zionism in the 21st Century