A few weeks ago, the US government agreed to give Israel $38 billion dollars, the largest military funding package the U.S. has given any nation. This $38 billion in military and other type of Aid will be used to imprison the Palestinians of Gaza, and continue Israel’s military occupation, and imposition of an apartheid state, upon the Palestinian people.
I have survived the past three wars, but that is not the problem. In this place, wars come and go. The bigger struggle is not to lose hope. The only way I can do that is to retreat, and create my own world, and become oblivious.” This was told to me by 36-year old Ali, who works as a waiter in one of the coffee shops in Gaza city.
The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov Thursday expressed concerns over the situation in Gaza, and urged Israel to understand that its policies on the besieged enclave only “escalates violence.”
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The director of operations for United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in the Gaza Strip, Bo Schack, warned on Monday of what he described as increasing desperation, frustration, and the absence of opportunities in the besieged coastal enclave.
On the invitation of Members of European Parliament from the GUE-GNL group, Women’s Boat to Gaza representatives met with MEPs in Strasbourg on October 4 and 5. Our request for MEPs to demand the safe passage of Zaytouna-Oliva was supported by 45 European parliamentarians, including our host in Strasbourg, Malin Björk, who accompanied the Zaytouna-Oliva on the first leg of her journey, from Barcelona to Ajaccio.
Two journalists from Al Jazeera who were on board Zaytouna-Oliva have been freed from illegal captivity and have safely reached London and Moscow. Our lawyers advise that all of the other women participants except one have been freed from illegal captivity.