Saturday, February 6, 2010

Chicken farmer restarts his business after Gaza war

Hundreds of businesses were wiped out during Israel's war on Gaza last year, inclduing Abdul Shadi who raised chickens for a living.

He lost 10 commercial chicken farms inthe war and went bankrupt. Abdul Shadi is back at work but along much more modest lines.

Al Jazeera's Casey Kauffman reports from the impverished Gaza strip where he joins Abdul Shadi on his first trip back to the market.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Israel admits Gaza war violations ( By Aljazeera)

Israel has admitted that it violated its own rules of engagement during the war on Gaza last year.

Two senior army officers have been reprimanded for firing artillery towards a heavily populated area.

In the attack, a United Nations compound, where hundreds of civilians were sheltering, was set ablaze by white phosphorus shells.

Al Jazeera's Jacky Rowland reports.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Blood Lust: Israelis back new strike on Gaza amid calls to prosecute 'war criminals ( By RT)

A recent poll has revealed more than half of Israelis approve of another attack on Gaza. That's despite widespread international condemnation of last year's offensive which killed more than 1300 Palestinians. It comes as recent Goldstone Gaza report said Israel committed war crimes, and there've been many claims of the use of banned weapons.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Gaza residents denied eye treatment by Israel

Aid agencies have warned that Israel's blockade of Gaza is putting the health of many Palestinians at risk.

Last week, Israeli authorities have prevented 19 patients from crossing over to Ramallah in the West Bank, which is Palestinian territory, for cornea implants that could save their sight.

Ayman Mohyeldin reports from Gaza on the harmful effects of a blockade that has no end in sight.