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News, October 2012
Noam Chomsky Honored in Gaza for his Support for the Palestinian People
Chomsky urges Palestinians to adhere to their rights
[ 22/10/2012 - 10:19 AM ]
Legendary US linguistics professor and political critic Noam Chomsky called on the Palestinians to uphold their rights and never give up hope to restore them despite all odds and colonial plots being hatched against them.
Chomsky made his remarks on Sunday in a lecture he delivered on the second day of the international conference on languages and literature at the Islamic university in Gaza.
The American professor also stated that the western powers see the Palestinians as people with no rights because the Palestinians do not have resources or influence to give to them, so relying on such powers to get their rights and liberate their land is useless.
He also hailed the Arab nations for revolting against their tyrants and said their uprisings reflected their desire for freedom and liberation from repressive regimes serving the interests of western colonial powers at their expense.
Chomsky was awarded an honorary doctorate degree by the Islamic university in Gaza in appreciation of his positions in support of the Palestinian cause.
In a related context, Palestinian premier Ismail Haneyya met with US professor Noam Chomsky in his cabinet office and talked with him about a number of issues in the Palestinian arena.
Haneyya hailed Chomsky for his courageous positions in support of the Palestinian people and their rights and honored him for his great efforts.
Two Palestinian fighters killed in Israeli raid
[ 22/10/2012 - 10:13 AM ]
Two Palestinian resistance fighters were killed on Monday in the Israeli aerial raid that targeted their position to the north of the Gaza Strip, medical and resistance sources said.
Dr. Ashraf Al-Qudra, a spokesman for the health ministry, said that Abdulrahman Abu Jalala and Yasser Al-Tarabin were killed in the raid.
Medical sources said that five other citizens were wounded in the raid that targeted a group of citizens near a school in the northern Gaza Strip city of Beit Hanun.
The Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, said that one of its Mujahideen was killed in the raid identifying him as Abdulrahman Abu Jalala.
The Nasser Salahuddin Brigades, the armed wing of the Popular Resistance Committees, said that one of its field commanders, Yasser Al-Tarabin, was killed in the same raid.
Meanwhile, Israeli media reported that a number of Palestinian rockets fell in the western Negev and near Askalan without causing any damage.
For its part, Quds Press said that the Palestinian resistance fired mortar shells at the Israeli occupation forces that advanced into eastern Beit Hanun.
Four citizens wounded in Israeli raid
[ 22/10/2012 - 10:00 AM ]
Four Palestinian citizens were wounded on Monday in an Israeli air raid on Beit Lahia to the north of the Gaza Strip, medical sources said.
Dr. Ashraf Al-Qudra, spokesman for the health ministry, said that Israeli warplanes targeted a position for the Qassam Brigades in northern Gaza injuring four citizens. He said that the casualties were taken to hospital.
Israeli occupation forces (IOF) had advanced into the eastern area of Beit Hanun, to the north of Gaza Strip, on Monday morning in 14 armored vehicles.
Local sources told the PIC reporter that the soldiers bulldozed a number of locations in the area as tanks and army choppers randomly fired projectiles to provide cover for the raiding troops.
Israeli navy illegally seizes humanitarian aid ship in international waters
As Ship Approaches Gaza Shore, Israel To Attack Estelle Ship
The Estelle ship is sailing under a Finnish flag; its crew was
informed that the army will board the ship in international waters, and
will tow the ship along with the activists to the Ashdod Port.
IOF soldiers prevent farmers from harvesting their olive crops
[ 22/10/2012 - 11:24 AM ]
Israeli occupation forces (IOF) prevented a group of Palestinian farmers from reaching their land in Orta village, south east of Nablus, to harvest their olive crops, local sources said.
Eyewitnesses said that the farmers had obtained permits to reach their fields near the segregation wall surrounding Etamar settlement, yet the soldiers blocked their way and beat them up.
The farmers were also blocked yesterday from entering their fields and were attacked by Jewish settlers.
The Nablus villages have been under constant attacks over the past few days at the hands of Jewish settlers to block farmers from reaping olives. The attacks included assaulting farmers, burning or damaging their olive trees, and robbing the crops.
Settlement expansion in the northern Jordan valley
[ 21/10/2012 - 09:45 PM ]
NORTHERN JORDAN VALLEY, (PIC)--
Residents of Ein al-Baid in the northern Jordan valley said that new expansion work is being carried out in Makhoula which is built on their land.
Local sources said that the settlers have started building new structures to the west of the settlement after confiscating tracts of land at an earlier stage.
The sources said that the settlement have been witnessing accelerated construction activities lately, while at the same time Palestinian residents are being harassed and forbidden from tending their fields which lie near the settlement.
Farmers Attacked By Settlers And Soldiers In Nablus And Hebron
Army Opens Fire At Fishermen In Gaza
Israeli occupation soldiers attacked , Friday, several Palestinian
fishing boats in As-Sudaniyy area and the coastal area west of Gaza
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