New York University Graduates Support the BDS
Movement in Protest Against the Israeli Occupation of Palestine and the
Daily Israeli Violations
April 25, 2016
BDS protest 2016
Gaza exhibit in support for the BDS movement, April 25, 2016
|Israeli navy harasses
Palestinian fishermen in Gaza Sea, April 25, 2016
||Israeli occupation soldiers
arresting a Palestinian youngman in Al-Khalil, April 25, 2016
New York University graduates support the BDS Movement
April, 25, 2016, NEW YORK, (PIC)--
The organization of New York University graduates which consists of
2,000 graduates decided to support the BDS Movement of the boycott of
Israel and asked the university to stop its relations with Tel Aviv
New York University refused the graduates
organization demand because of the United States official position
against the boycott. The spokesman of New York University, John
Bachmann, said, “This decision is totally contrary to our policy”,
Yedioth Ahronoth Israeli newspaper reported.
decision is considered as a symbolic success in the series of steps
towards the boycott of Israel, observers opined.
Gaza exhibition boosts support for boycott-of-Israel campaign
April, 25, 2016, 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.
exhibition, bearing the slogan “Gaza: Resistance and Boycott,” has been
held to boost consumption of local Palestinian products.
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 for Israeli
products. Palestinians should have access to good-quality national
Chairman of the International Relations and Boycott
Campaign Committee, Dr. Basem Naim, said boosting consumption of
national products is an efficient means to minimize consumption of
“Despite the Israeli siege and tough
circumstances, the national manufacturer is able to survive thanks to
his/her top-quality products,” citizen Tamer Abu Shamam said as he
exposed samples of solar energy systems, power adapters, battery
chargers, and lighting devices manufactured by a local company.
Hamza al-Sharfa, who presented samples of Palestinian perfumes,
expressed his pride and delight over the exhibition, saying supporting
national products is a sign of economic resistance and a challenge to
the tough siege.
Israeli fanatics storm Muslims’ al-Aqsa Mosque
April, 25, 2016, OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)--
A horde of 50 extremist Israeli settlers, escorted by police and army
officers, stormed on early Monday morning the holy al-Aqsa Mosque.
Reporting from Occupied Jerusalem, a PIC news correspondent said the
occupation police have cracked down on the Muslim worshipers and
cordoned off the main entrances to al-Aqsa, denying Muslims the right to
perform their religious prayers.
Member of the Awqaf (Endowment)
Department Firas al-Dabs said two groups comprising over 50 settlers
stormed the plazas of al-Aqsa under a tight security shield.
settlers listened to presentations on the history of the alleged temple
mount and took snapshots near the Dome of the Rock. They also carried
out provocative dances on their way out of the Mosque via the Silsila
According to Q-Press Center over 20 specially-trained
agents escorted the settlers all the way through the break-in while six
Israeli intelligence officers have been deployed across the al-Aqsa
The Israeli occupation forces seized the IDs of the
Muslim worshipers at the al-Aqsa Gates and searched their personal
The mass break-ins coincide with the celebration of
the Jewish Passover holiday and the calls increasingly launched by
fanatic Israeli groups to step up assaults on al-Aqsa place of worship
from Sunday to Thursday.
Over 800 Israeli
fanatics stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque on Sunday in a sacrilegious move
that has fanned the flames of the ongoing tension rocking Occupied
Israeli Judaization schemes and aggressions on
the al-Aqsa Mosque—the third holiest site in Islam—and the peaceful
Muslim congregations led to the outbreak of the anti-occupation
Jerusalem Intifada (Uprising) that started in early October.
Jordan warns of consequences for Israel's violations at Aqsa
April, 25, 2016, AMMAN, (PIC)--
The Jordanian government has strongly denounced Israel's persistence
in its violations against the Aqsa Mosque and Muslim worshipers, warning
that its practices at the Islamic holy shrine would lead to dire
Spokesman for the government Mohamed al-Momani
condemned, in press remarks on Sunday, the Israeli violations against
Muslim worshipers at the Aqsa Mosque as a violation of international
laws and conventions.
Momani demanded the Israeli government to
immediately stop such violations at the Mosque, ban settlers and Israeli
forces from entering its courtyards and allow all Palestinian worshipers
to enter it without any restrictions.
In a new incident, about 50
settlers on Monday morning desecrated the Mosque's courtyards under
police protection, just one day after tension broke out at the Islamic
holy site as result of settlers' provocative acts.
Mezan Center slams Israeli attacks on Gaza fishermen
April, 25, 2016, GAZA, (PIC)--
The Mezan Center for Human Rights on Sunday raised alarm bells over
the surge in Israeli attacks on Palestinian fishermen in the blockaded
The Mezan center spoke out against the arbitrary
abductions and confiscations to which Gaza’s fishermen have been
subjected on a quasi-daily basis.
The most recent among these
violations occurred on Sunday morning as the Israeli occupation navy
arrested two fishermen in western Beit Lahia, to the north of the Gaza
Strip, and confiscated their vessels after they opened fire on the
fishing boats setting sail off Gaza shores.
Mezan identified the
two fishermen as 23-year-old Ibrahim al-Sultan and 19-year-old Urans
The center quoted Uran’s father as stating that his
son and relative were arrested moments after they threw their nets
within 600 meters of Gaza’s waters. The Israeli navy boats chased them
down and opened fire on the boats before they forced the two fishermen
to take off their clothes and swim towards the Israeli gunboat.
The two fishermen were forced to leave the area for fear of being killed
while the occupation navy seized their boats.
The Mezan Center
spoke up for Palestinians’ right to set sail across Gaza waters, adding
that Palestinian fishermen have been the permanent target of Israeli
attacks despite an earlier deal expanding the fishing zone to nine
Arrests reported during Israeli predawn raids
April, 25, 2016, WEST BANK, (PIC)--
The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) illegally arrested (they have no
right to arrest Palestinians) at dawn Monday seven Palestinians from
different areas of the West Bank and Jerusalem.
Israeli Army said
that four “wanted” Palestinians were arrested from their houses in
al-Khalil for being affiliated with Hamas Movement.
reporter affirmed that two ex-prisoners, who were released during Shalit
Swap deal, were among the reported detainees, while different
neighborhoods were violently stormed.
In occupied Jerusalem,
Israeli police forces arrested two brothers including a minor from
Silwan town south of al-Aqsa Mosque.
A Palestinian academic was
also arrested at a military checkpoint erected at the entrance to Nabi
Salah town west of Ramallah.
On the other hand, local sources
said that Israeli forces stole at dawn today an amount of money and
Jewelry from a slain Palestinian’s house in Beit Ummar town north of
Local activist Mohamed Awad said that IOF soldiers
violently stormed and searched the house before confiscating 1000 US
dollars and 1500 grams of jewelry.
The house belongs to the slain
Palestinian Ibrahim Awad’s family, he pointed out.
was subjected to strip search more than once during the raid.
Ibrahim Awad died on October 10, 2015 of injuries he sustained on
October 8 after Israeli forces opened fire at Palestinian protesters in
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