Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Haaretz had claimed metal sheets were being installed underground to block tunnels used to bring essential goods and medicines into Gaza.
But tunnel workers say Egypt has been enacting a far simpler plan - drilling holes into tunnels in order flood them with water.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
But it has now emerged that at least 40,000 Gazans have lost their life savings in scheme that promised up to 50 per cent profits in return for an investment in tunnel trading.
Hamas, which has de facto control of Gaza, returned a fraction of the $100m that disappeared through the scheme, and has said that is investigating the fraud.
However, with hundreds of middlemen as yet unpunished and many of them rumoured to have had links to Hamas, the duped Gazans say that more should be done.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
What does it say about Israel that it forces another country to live in this way?
Jerusalem is sacred to three religions and central to the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. European Union ministers have gathered this week in Brussels to discuss a Swedish proposal that calls for the division of Jerusalem in order to serve as capitals of both Israel and a future Palestinian state.The Israeli government has denounced the proposal, calling it a "dangerous" threat to peace efforts, but Palestinians need all the political support they can get to keep alive the dream of East Jerusalem as their capital.Al Jazeera's Jacky Rowland reports from the disputed city.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
This is the first time an animated peace music video has been produced on Palestine: "We are recognised as pioneers and constantly pushing the bounds of creativity and innovation. This animated music video for our new star artist Maher Zain is just another step in that direction and certainly not the last", said Bara Kherigi, Director of Awakening Records. Destined to be an international success, the video features the story of a young brave Palestinian girl who never loses hope for a better future despite the harsh realities surrounding her.