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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 pic


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 University. 

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. 

The organization’s 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.

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 for Israeli products. Palestinians should have access to good-quality national products.” 

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 Israeli products.

“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.

The 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 Gate.

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 plazas.

The Israeli occupation forces seized the IDs of the Muslim worshipers at the al-Aqsa Gates and searched their personal belongings.  

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 Jerusalem city.

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 Mosque

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 consequences.

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 Gaza Strip.

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 al-Sultan.

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 nautical miles. 

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.

The PIC 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 al-Khalil.

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.

Awad’s mother 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 Beit Ummar town. 25-4-2016 10:40 AM Share This Article 375


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