Israeli Apartheid Regime Satisfied with the
French White-Wash Conference, Continues Its Brutal Siege on Gaza and
Occupation of the West Bank
June 5, 2016
In a fake stunt initiative, the French President, Francois Hollande,
held a token one-day conference in Paris for whoever wanted to come for
a photo opportunity there.
The conference did not result in any decisions against the Israeli
apartheid regime to ends its occupation of the Palestinian territories
or to end its brutal siege of two million Palestinians in Gaza Strip.
It was nothing more than a white-wash move to show that that he thinks
about peace in the Middle East, while he committed France to the NATO
ongoing destruction of the Middle East.
A Palestinian woman and her children waiting to be allowed to
cross from Gaza to Egypt, June 5, 2016
French President, Hollande, in a photo opportunity with
conferees in a token peace conference in Paris, June 3, 2016
across Europe calling for lifting the brutal Israeli siege on
Gaza, June 5, 2016 pic
||Sit-inners in Amsterdam
demand company to boycott Israel for its brutal occupation of
Palestine, June 5, 2016 pic
Israel satisfied with the closing statement of the Paris
June 5, 2016, NAZARETH, (PIC)--
The Israeli government has expressed indirectly its satisfaction with
the closing statement that was released by the Middle East peace
conference held in Paris on Friday.
According to Israel's channel
10, a senior government official said, on condition of anonymity, that
the closing communique of the Paris conference did not include any
references to the 1967 borderline of the Palestinian state or Jerusalem
as the capital of Palestine.
He added that the conference also
did not demand Israel to take instant steps towards the peace process.
The official also pointed out that the statement included only a
call for the Palestinians and Israelis to return to the negotiating
The channel affirmed that the soft and satisfying tone
towards Israel in the statement was the result of concerted diplomatic
efforts made recently by Tel Aviv to convince American and European
officials to refrain from crystallizing decisions against Israel's will.
However, the Israeli foreign ministry deplored the Paris conferees
for not demanding the Palestinian president to engage in immediate peace
talks without prior conditions in response to calls made by Israeli
premier Benjamin Netanyahu in this regard.
The ministry said that
the Paris conference contributed to hardening the Palestinian position
further and made the peace more un-achievable.
Rallies across Europe calling for lifting the brutal Israeli
siege on Gaza
June 5, 2016, COPENHAGEN, (PIC)--
A series of rallies was staged by a consortium of Pro-Palestine
organizations and forums across Europe to push for lifting the Israeli
siege on Gaza.
The Palestinian Forum in Denmark and the
Palestinian Youth Assembly in Denmark staged a sit-in in the streets of
The rally-goers lifted banners denouncing the
Israeli siege on Gaza and slamming the silence maintained by the
international community as regards the tragic situation endured by
The rallies fall in line with ongoing celebrations of
the Global Week to Break the Siege on Gaza organized by the
International and European Campaign to lift the siege.
passers-by voiced their solidarity with the Palestinians in the
blockaded Gaza Strip and called for lifting the siege.
event was staged on Saturday by the Palestinian Assembly in Germany in
the capital Berlin to push for breaking the siege.
A series of
pro-Gaza events was also held in the French city of Lyon and in Italy,
calling for restoring Gazans’ free movement and alleviating the tragedy
endured by civilians in the besieged coastal enclave.
The start of the global week to break the siege on Gaza
June 5, 2016, BERLIN, (PIC)--
The activities of the global week to break the siege on Gaza kicked
off on Saturday morning with the participation of more than 25 European
institutions working for Palestine throughout the European continent.
The spokesman for the European campaign to lift the siege on the
Gaza Strip, Khamis Kirt, said that they have completed the preparations
for the launch of the week's events, stressing the importance to educate
the European public opinion about the suffering of Gazans under the
siege over the past ten years.
Kirt noted that such events play a
significant role in exposing the ugly face of the Israeli occupation,
"which uses all means to cover up their crimes against the Palestinians
in general and the people of the Gaza Strip in particular."
events began in a number of cities across the European continent, in
Berlin, Hamburg, Stuttgart and Dortmund in Germany, in conjunction with
the launch of similar events in Stockholm, Vickso, Atibora, Hlsnbura,
and Malmo in Sweden, Paris and Lyon in France, Dublin the Irish capital,
Vienna in Austria, the Greek capital Athens, the Italian city of Genoa
in addition to similar activities in the Madrid in Spain, and Amsterdam
in the Netherlands.
In his turn, the Chairman of the Palestinian
Assembly in Germany, Suhail Abu Shamala, praised the efforts of the
Palestinians in Europe and the liberals of the world in telling the
world about the suffering of the Palestinians in the besieged Gaza
He pointed to the role of the Palestinians in Germany in
this regard; "where they work on making the public opinion in Germany
aware of the tragedy of the siege and the suffering of civilians in the
Gaza Strip, and to address the Israeli occupation version through which
it tries to cover up its crimes against the besieged Gaza Strip.”
Furthermore, the spokesman for the global campaign to break the
siege on Gaza and the member of its Board of Directors, Mansour al-Aakel,
pointed to the importance of the international dimension of the events
of solidarity with the Gaza Strip, which includes many Arab and
international cities, praising the cooperation of hundreds of local
institutions all over the world for their participation in the events of
the global week to break the siege on Gaza.
Al-Aakel stressed the
need for the continuation of activities of solidarity with the people of
Gaza to break the siege and open all ports and crossings to ensure the
freedom of movement for more than two million Palestinians trapped in
the enclave, including the seaport and airport and to end the separation
between Gaza and the West Bank.
In the same context, the
Palestinian Assembly in Germany organized on Friday a rally in
solidarity with the Gaza Strip in the city of Dortmund, raising banners
which describe the huge suffering experienced by the people of the Gaza
The global campaign to break the siege on Gaza has begun
a wide series of events last Monday in conjunction with the anniversary
of the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara massacre.
Sit-inners in Amsterdam demand company to boycott Israel
June 5, 2016, AMSTERDAM, (PIC)--
The Palestine House in Amsterdam and Dutch pro-Palestine groups
participated in a protest sit-in to demand a local company to end its
business ties with Israeli firms.
According to the information
office of the Palestinians in Europe, the sit-in took place outside the
headquarters of the Dutch company, AIRBNB, at the World Trade Center in
The participants condemned the company for dealing
with Israeli firms working in and for Jewish settlements in the occupied
In another event, the Palestinian Forum and
Palestinian Youth in Denmark on Friday organized a sit-in in solidarity
with the Gaza Strip on a main street in Aarhus city.
participants carried banners denouncing Israel's blockade on Gaza and
the international silence towards the humanitarian suffering of its
Egypt opens Rafah crossing for fourth day
June 5, 2016, GAZA, (PIC)--
The Egyptian authorities on Sunday morning opened the Rafah border
crossing for the fourth day for the travel of a limited number of
Only 10 buses carrying a total of 1,008 passengers
had left Gaza yesterday through the Rafah crossing.
the border and crossings authority in Gaza, five ambulances carrying a
number of wounded and sick citizens also crossed into the Egyptian side
Last Thursday, 369 Palestinian passengers, who were
stranded in Egypt, were able to enter Gaza, while the Egyptian
authorities rejected the travel requests of 40 others and prevented them
from leaving Gaza.
During the last two days, 2,256 passengers
left for Egypt through the crossing, 301 others entered Gaza and 113
citizens were denied entry to the Egyptian territories with no stated
Palestinian media sources have expected that the
Egyptian authorities may open the Rafah crossing for two additional
days, but there is still no official confirmation in this regard.
Haniya urges Egypt to keep Rafah crossing open permanently
June 5, 2016, GAZA, (PIC)--
Deputy political bureau head of Hamas, Ismail Haniya, on Sunday urged
the Egyptian authorities to keep the Rafah border crossing open around
Speaking during the al-Quds and al-Aqsa Festival held
by Hamas, Haniya said: “We are quite aware of Egypt’s needs in terms of
national security. We, Gazans, have done our best to boost security
along the borders.”
He added that Hamas has no military activity
in Sinai or elsewhere.
The Hamas official called on the
Palestinian people and the Muslim Community of nations to adopt a
unified strategy to face up to the Israeli occupation of Palestine.
He stressed Hamas’s ongoing efforts to boost national unity and
preserve the bonds of all accords signed with regional and international
Haniya hailed the Palestinian protesters and
anti-occupation activists in Occupied Jerusalem, the West Bank, and 1948
He called for protecting the Jerusalem
Intifada and warned of underway attempts to snuff out the flames of
“As we are going through an
exceptional phase in our journey of national liberation, we need to
pluck up our courage and come up with challenging decisions,” he further
“The uprising is the choice of a people and of a
generation that is tracking the road towards the liberation of their
motherland,” Haniya concluded.
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