26 Dec

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective





Gaza aid ship returns to Turkey

Thousands in Istanbul greet the Mavi Marmara, the ship on which protesters were killed by Israeli forces in May.
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2010 15:16 GMT



Gaza doctor takes Israel to court

 A Palestinian doctor is filing a lawsuit against Israel for the death of his three daughters, just a day before the second anniversary of Israel’s war on Gaza.

Dr Ezzeldeen Abu al-Aish’s daughters were killed during the military assault when Israeli forces fired on his home.

People heard the incident unfold as Abu al-Aish was doing a live television interview with an Israeli TV channel.

The Israeli military admitted shelling the home but said its soldiers’ actions were “reasonable” considering the circumstances.


Shooting Hope

Witness 22 May 2010 14:22 GMT
Palestinian and Lebanese teenagers view their communities through the lens of a camera.


The 9/11 nihilism of GOP senators

Cliff Schecter 26 Dec 2010 11:02 GMT
Republican senators sought to block healthcare funding for 9/11 first responders, while lobbying for extended tax cuts.

Thousands forced to flee Ivory Coast

West African leaders threaten military intervention if incumbent Laurent Gbagbo does not step down …….


Cuban medics in Haiti put the world to shame

Nina Lakhani: Castro’s doctors and nurses are the backbone of the fight against cholera.


Israel uses British emergency law to banish activist

By Donald Macintyre

Mandate-era regulation invoked to stifle protest against Jewish settler groups in East Jerusalem.

The Israeli military is making rare use of an emergency regulation enacted by the British Mandate in 1945 to order the temporary banishment of a Palestinian activist from his home city of Jerusalem. 

 Adnan Gheith, 35, faces expulsion for four months from the city because of his part in protests at mounting encroachment by Jewish settler groups in the politically ultra-sensitive Silwan neighbourhood of inner-city Arab East Jerusalem. 

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