Supporters have erected solidarity tents for hunger-striking prisoners across the West Bank and Gaza Strip. JENIN (Ma’an) — Hunger-striker Bilal Diab has sent a will to his family in the northern West Bank on his 75th day without food, relatives said on Saturday. Diab, 27, has refused food since Feb. 29 to protest his detention [...]
Posts Tagged ‘ International Committee of the Red Cross ’
Annan: Syria plan is only chance to avoid war International envoy says world powers share a “profound concern” that Syria’s violence is spiralling into civil war.
Despite the presence of UN monitors , activists on Tuesday said 20 people were killed across Syria [Reuters] International envoy Kofi Annan has said his six-point peace plan for Syria is a “possible last chance to avoid civil war”. Annan, the UN-Arab League envoy tasked with bringing an end to the violence, said on Tuesday world powers [...]
UN envoy visits battered Homs district Valerie Amos in Syria for talks aimed at securing access to deliver supplies and evacuate wounded from devastated areas.
The United Nations’ humanitarian affairs chief has visited the battered Syrian opposition neighbourhood of Bab Amr, in Homs, finding it largely deserted of inhabitants, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), who arranged the visit, has told Al Jazeera.Valerie Amos followed a delegation from the Syrian Arab Crescent into the district, after [...]
(MaanImages/file) GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — The International Committee of the Red Cross on Thursday supplied 150,000 liters of fuel to the ministry of health in the Gaza Strip. “The lack of fuel restricts the functioning of vital public services, especially hospitals,” Irfan Sulejmani, the head of the ICRC sub-delegation in Gaza, said in a statement. [...]
JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces on Monday detained two Palestinian MPs during a raid on the Jerusalem headquarters of the International Red Cross.Mohammad Tawtah and former Jerusalem affairs’ minister Khalid Abu Arafa are being questioned by Israeli police on suspicion of conducting “Hamas activities inside Jerusalem,” Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told Ma’an. The elected [...]
Secrecy defines Obama’s drone war By Karen DeYoung, Published: December 20 Since September, at least 60 people have died in 14 reported CIA drone strikes in Pakistan’s tribal regions. The Obama administration has named only one of the dead, hailing the elimination of Janbaz Zadran, a top official in the Haqqani insurgent network, as a counterterrorism victory. The identities [...]
(MaanImages/Muhammad al-Zanon, File) GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Israeli naval ships opened fire on a Palestinian fishing boat off the Gaza coast on Friday, injuring a 45-year-old fisherman, medics said. Gaza medical official Adham Abu Salmiya said the man was taken to Shifa hospital in Gaza City with moderate injuries to his legs. An Israeli army [...]
Deadly Israeli airstrike hits Gaza Medical sources say one fighter is killed and at least two are injured in the attack in northern Gaza Strip.
The deadliest tit-for-tat violence occured in October 30 and left 12 Palestinians and one Israeli dead [EPA] An Israeli airstrike has hit a group of armed men along the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, killing one person and injuring at least two others, medical sources say. Adham Abu Salmia , Gaza Health Ministry spokesman, said on Wednesday [...]
Photographs depicting Palestinian lawmakers jailed by Israel are displayed in the parliament building that was destroyed during Israel’s offensive in Gaza City, January 29, 2009. (MaanImages/Wissam Nassar) JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — An Israeli military court on Tuesday ordered the deportation of a Palestinian lawmaker from Jerusalem to Ramallah, a statement from the Palestinian Legislative Council said. [...]
A Palestinian prisoner gestures from the window of a bus as it leaves Nafha Prison in the southern town of Mitzpe Ramon on Oct. 16, 2011, before a prisoner swap agreed with Hamas. (REUTERS/Ilan Assayag) GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Palestinian detainees in Israel’s Nafha prison said Thursday that they have been mistreated by prison authorities [...]
The Troubling Case of Saif Gadhafi by Franklin Lamb Posted on November 27, 2011 by dandelionsalad by Franklin Lamb Featured Writer Dandelion Salad Zintan , Libya November 25, 2011 Despite the claims of the National Transitional Council of Libya (NTC) that Saif al Islam Gadhafi, the apprehended subject of an International Criminal Court arrest warrant that ordered his transport [...]
Calls for respect of international law as prisoners swapped Published yesterday (updated) 18/10/2011 23:03
Released prisoner Eyad El-Areer welcomed home GAZA CITY (IRIN) — The exchange of 477 Palestinian prisoners for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who had been held by Hamas, has highlighted calls by several human rights organizations and NGOs for Israel to stop violating international law by removing Palestinians from occupied Palestinian territory. “Holding these prisoners [...]
Families of Palestinian prisoners demonstrate at the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) headquarters in Gaza City, January 21, 2008. (MaanImages/Wissam Nassar) BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Three foreign nationals living in the Gaza Strip entered their fifth day on hunger strike on Tuesday, a statement from the International Solidarity Movement said. Vera Macht from [...]
Is Gilad Shalit a prisoner of war? Ali Abunimah asks what rights the captured Israeli soldier is legally entitled to.
Noam Shalit, the captured soldier’s father, has pushed for a prisoner swap [EPA] In a stunt labelled the “True Freedom Flotilla” Gabriella Shalev, Israel’s ambassador to the UN, other diplomats and Zionist activists set sail last week on New York’s Hudson River towards UN headquarters. Their goal was to draw attention to Gilad Shalit, the Israeli [...]
Libyan residents flee Sirte as NATO bombing looks to continue [Reuters] NATO air raids to continue in Libya US defence chief says NATO campaign will go on as long as ground fighting continues, as residents flee city of Sirte. Last Modified: 04 Oct 2011 18:52 Leon Panetta, the US defence secretary, says NATO air raids [...]
Women take part in a protest at the Red Cross headquarters in Gaza City on Oct. 3, 2011, to show their solidarity with prisoners held in Israeli jails. (Reuters/Mohammed Salem) Thousands rally for prisoners in Israeli jails Published today (updated) 03/10/2011 19:41 NABLUS (AFP) — Thousands of people in the West Bank and Gaza [...]
National Transitional Council (NTC) fighters battle loyalist forces in Sirte. (AFP/Aris Messinis) Red Cross warns of medical emergency in Sirte, Libya Published yesterday (updated) 02/10/2011 12:08 MISRATA, Libya (AFP) — The international Red Cross warned of a medical emergency in Moammar Gadhafi‘s hometown Sirte as the battle for the fugitive Libyan strongman’s largest remaining [...]
Aid agency withdrew Pakistan staff after CIA fake vaccination scheme The compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where Osama bin Laden was killed after the CIA ran a fake vaccination programme in the town. Photograph: Akhtar Soomro/Reuters Save the Children, which was not linked to the scheme, flew workers out of the country after US warnings [...]
A different UN finding. Gaza blockade illegal, “flagrant contravention of international human rights and humanitarian law,”
Israel’s Blockade of Gaza Violates International Law, Says UN Panel The latest UN report on Gaza blockade disputes Palmer Report, claims its findings were politically motivated by John Glaser, September 13, 2011 | Print This | Share This | Antiwar Forum Israel’s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip violates international law, according to a panel of human rights experts [...]
Israeli guns and degrading treatment did not deter us. (FreeGaza) By Audrey Bomse, Legal Adviser to the Free Gaza Movement Almost all the factual findings, as well as the legal analysis and conclusions of the recently leaked UN Secretary General’s Panel of Inquiry into the ‘Flotilla Incident’ on May 31, 2010 (Palmer/Uribe Panel) directly contradict [...]
Walter Fauntroy, Feared Dead in Libya, Returns Home—Guess Who He Saw Doing the Killing It wasn’t the Libyans 54 by Valencia Mohammed Special to the AFRO Inset: Former U.S. Congressman Walter Fauntroy. Larger photo: AP Photo, Gaia Anderson – Rebel fighters take control of a military vehicle, centre, positioned to defend what used to [...]
While in Gaza: The Other Gilad Shalits By Johnny Barber ‘Dear Johnny: ‘While you are in Gaza, please visit Gilad Shalit. He is the Israeli soldier who was kidnapped from outside Gaza 5 years ago, and has been held by Hamas without visits by anyone, including the Red Cross or Red Crescent, in violation of [...]
Israeli restrictions ensure slow pace of Gaza reconstruction Published Thursday 21/07/2011 (updated) 23/07/2011 10:35 [Erica Silverman/IRIN] RAMALLAH (IRIN) – The housing crisis in the Gaza Strip is not going to be resolved any time soon: Only a small number of the 40,000 units needed to meet natural population growth and the destruction of homes [...]
UNRWA responds to Gaza protests Published yesterday (updated) 24/07/2011 14:08 BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The UN agency for Palestinian refugees was forced to close its offices in Gaza City last week as protesters blockaded its entrances, angry at the slashing of UNRWA’s emergency programs. Demonstrators physically blocked the entrances of the agency’s offices with large [...]
Movement to break the siege is notable for its effectiveness. (US Boat to Gaza) By Steve Fake The Israeli closure imposed upon the Gaza Strip is approaching its fifth year, ‘choking off any real possibility of economic development,’ in the words of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Contrary to attempts to whitewash [...]
Undefeated, Gaza’s Freedom Flotillas Expand by Eva Bartlett, June 02, 2011 Email This | Print This | Share This | Antiwar Forum GAZA CITY — A gleaming new memorial towers in the center of Gaza City’s battered port. Flanked by flags of various nations whose citizens have sailed to the Gaza Strip to highlight the all-out siege on Gaza, [...]