Support for Palestine growing despite media bias

Three times as many people born after 1980 support the Palestinian cause than those born before, a researcher at the Arab Centre for Research and Policy studies said today. Speaking at the Palestine Media Forum in Istanbul, Turkey, Osama Abu Rasheed said that although 40,000 voters in the US put Israel on their voting agenda, support for Palestinians is growing on the whole. “Zionists convinced parts of America that their needs are the same and are one. That Israel is the ‘anchor of stability’ in the area.” In spite of this, he explained, “there are objections to what Israel is … Continue reading Support for Palestine growing despite media bias

Hamas is rounding up Salafist-jihadis in Gaza

Hamas is cracking down on jihadists–again. The Islamist party, which rules the Gaza Strip, has reportedly locked up at least six Salafist-jihadists in recent days, according to security analyst Michael Horovitz. Two suspected Salafist-jihadists were nabbed on Sunday and Monday by Hamas authorities, and another four were arrested on Tuesday, said Horowitz, who works for The Levantine Group, a United Kingdom-based research and risk consulting company. A commander of the al-Quds Brigades, which is the military wing of Islamic Jihad, was also detained, Horovitz tweeted, although it appears he was arrested simply for “being the brother of one of suspects,” … Continue reading Hamas is rounding up Salafist-jihadis in Gaza

National museum aims to preserve Palestinian history

After years of delay, new museum in the West Bank opens with a goal to ‘speak on an international level’. Men and children take a photo with one of the first cars to enter the village of Sabastia, Nablus, 1940-1959 Birzeit, Occupied West Bank – Perched  on top of a sleepy hillside near Birzeit, the new Palestinian Museum buzzed with frenetic energy on a recent afternoon. Inside the white limestone walls, workers on ladders scrape at ceiling vents, while a dance troupe rehearsed an interpretive piece, aiming for perfection in advance of the museum’s opening ceremonies on Wednesday May 18. … Continue reading National museum aims to preserve Palestinian history

Rising from Ruins: Gaza’s Engineers Use Ashes to Make Bricks

The bricks have been tested and shown encouraging results Two Palestinian female engineers made what could be a breakthrough discovery. Majd Almashharawi and Rawan Abdullatif developed a new bricks-mixture, adding coal ashes to it. According to a report by Aljazeera Arabic, the two engineers have been testing their new discovery for the last year and a half. The drive behind their project was the weakness of bricks used in Gaza to build facilities. The two engineers named their discovery “Green Cake”, an environmentally-friendly project, which recycles ashes, a material Gaza lacks. The weight of the new brick is half of … Continue reading Rising from Ruins: Gaza’s Engineers Use Ashes to Make Bricks

Palestinian foreign minister: French initiative comes after 23 years of failed negotiations

Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Maliki During a meeting with the President of the Republic of Senegal Macky Sall, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Maliki commented on the French initiative, saying that it “comes after over 23 years of political negotiations without achieving positive results”. He added that the failure of negotiations is “prompting us to look for a new way to solve the Palestinian issue”. Al-Maliki talked with the Senegalese president about providing international protection for the Palestinian people, which will be discussed in the UN Security Council. He also expressed the Palestinian Authority’s support for Senegal joining the G-20 … Continue reading Palestinian foreign minister: French initiative comes after 23 years of failed negotiations

Islamic Jihad: The resistance will respond to Israel’s escalation in Gaza

GAZA, (PIC)– The Islamic Jihad Movement has warned that the Palestinian resistance will not stand idly by watching Israel’s escalation of its aggression against the Gaza Strip. “The resistance is closely and carefully monitoring the development of events”, spokesman for the Movement Dawoud Shihab stated on Wednesday. Shihab, however, stressed that “the resistance is committed to defending and protecting the Palestinian people.” “The resistance in Gaza will not allow the occupation to impose a new fait accompli through attacking the Strip, and the Palestinian people will not allow it to impose the policy of coexistence on Gaza,” the spokesman said. … Continue reading Islamic Jihad: The resistance will respond to Israel’s escalation in Gaza

Gaza exhibition boosts support for boycott-of-Israel campaign

GAZA, (PIC)–  An exhibition for national products was held by the Islamic University in the blockaded Gaza Strip as part of a national and international campaign to boycott Israeli products. The exhibition, bearing the slogan “Gaza: Resistance and Boycott,” has been held to boost consumption of local Palestinian products.  Head of the Islamic University, Dr. Adel Awad, said during the inauguration: “Today the academic field and the economic sector have joined forces to support national products.”  “The Islamic University is trying its best to work out industrial problems through applied scientific research,” said Awad. “Gaza is not a dumping ground … Continue reading Gaza exhibition boosts support for boycott-of-Israel campaign