Friday, October 28, 2016
Friday, October 21, 2016
- A flotilla bound for Gaza carrying food, medicine and other
humanitarian aid was intercepted and seized last week by the Israeli
Navy. The Women’s Boat to Gaza had set sail from the Spanish port city
of Barcelona in mid-September in efforts to break the ongoing Israeli
blockade. Organizers say the Israeli military seized the boat and
detained the 13 human rights activists aboard in international waters
about 40 miles away from Gaza’s shore. The Israeli military towed the
boat to the Israeli port of Ashdod and detained the women for up to four
days before deporting them. We speak to passenger Ann Wright, retired
Army colonel and former U.S. diplomat. Her recent article is titled
"Women’s Boat to Gaza Participants See the Israeli Imposed Perpetual
Darkness on Gaza." Wright spent 29 years in the military and later
served as a high-ranking diplomat in the State Department.
Friday, October 14, 2016
On 9 Oct. 2016, Civil Administration and military forces arrived at the
community of a-Ras al-Ahmar which lies east of the Palestinian town of
Tammun, in the northern Jordan Valley. The forces destroyed 10 dwellings
and 17 livestock pens and left 24 people, including five minors,
homeless. These demolitions are part of a massive campaign launched by
the Israeli authorities in early 2016. From January through 6 April
2016, the authorities demolished 128 dwellings and 138 other structures
in vulnerable Palestinian communities. These demolitions have rendered
homeless 510 people, including 275 minors.
Friday, October 7, 2016
Today’s top stories are;
The Palestinian government decides to
postpose the local election in the Palestinian territories until further
notice, a day after a Palestinian Supreme Court ruling excluded the
Hamas-run Gaza Strip from the vote.
Jordan is facing growing protests across the Kingdom against a 10-billion-dollar gas deal signed with Israel.
United States suspends efforts to reach an understanding with Russia on
implementing a ceasefire in Syria, accusing Moscow of not living up to
its commitments under a previous agreement.