Amal al-Sayed, mother of Egyptian soldier Ahmed Abdelbadi who was kidnapped in the Sinai, holds her son's picture near the gate of the Rafah crossing border between Egypt and the Gaza Strip on May 20, 2013 during a demonstration calling for the release of Egyptian security forces kidnapped by gunmen. Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi has ruled out negotiating with the kidnappers of three policemen and four soldiers who appeared to plead for their release in an online video.
And that’s the thing, man. If you’re an Israeli filmmaker you’re supposed to stay there and make a movie, and if it's about the occupation or the Holocaust, even better. And if you’re Palestinian you’re supposed to make a tragic movie in Gaza. And if you’re Chilean you stay in Chile. And really why should that be? Only in America are people allowed to make a movie about other places.
As we’ve said consistently, we oppose engagement with Hamas, a foreign terrorist organization which remains a destabilizing force in Gaza and the region
In the past, we’ve been hit with naval terror attacks. Boats carrying bombs pretended to be fishing vessels. Swimmers came from Gaza carrying weapons, trying to reach Israeli communitiesMore quotes »
Palestinian rivals promise unity government
Abu Marzouk. Tuesday's meeting was brokered by Egyptian intelligence officials.The Hamas militant group controls the Gaza Strip, while the Western-backed Palestinian Authority governs autonomous areas in the West Bank.The territories have been politically Read more »
Turkish PM to press ahead with Gaza visit
-- Turkey 's prime minister says he is determined to go ahead with plans to visit the Gaza Strip despite a U.S. request that he delay the trip. Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he plans to visit Gaza after a trip to Washington on May 16, but U.S. Secretary of Read more »
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Fish Therapy to Treat Skin Disease in Gaza Strip
Fish therapy has found its way to the Gaza Strip with Fouad Yahya, who learnt about it on the internet, becoming one of the first patients to be treated for his skin disease by a fish. "I smiled as I inserted both of my feet in a vessel filled with warm 47 m ago from Medindia Health News Read more »
OPT: Israeli inquiry says film of 12-year-old Muhammad al-Duras death in Gaza was staged
Report says video of 12-year-old cowering with his father amid a gun battle shows no evidence he was killed by Israeli fire This site has no copyright on the published material. All content belongs to the original publisher. Re-use only with their permis 11:11 AM from Humanitarian News Read more »
Incremental Goals Are Key in Kerry's Peace Quest
TEL AVIV -- This week, Secretary of State John Kerry will make his fourth visit to the Middle East since becoming America’s top diplomat less than four months ago. It’s not because he needs the frequent-flier miles. In separate meetings with Israeli Prim 9:14 AM from Hoover Institution Read more »
Palestinian boy's father denies Israeli report over his son's death
France 2, showed a 12-year-old boy crying and cowering beside his father at a junction near an Israeli settlement in the Gaza Strip during the second Intifada amid a gun battle in the area. The images have no evidence that al-Dura was killed by Israeli fire, 5/19/13 from SINA English Read more »
Sunnis or Shias: Which Should Israel Fear More?
but somewhat academic debate over the following issue: Which is the greater threat, the Sunni Islamists (Egypt, Tunisia, Gaza Strip and perhaps soon to be Syria) or the Shia Islamists (Iran, Lebanon, Syria at the moment)? My answer would be the Iran-led Shia 7:02 AM from Real Clear World Read more »