By: Soufyan Bouharat
Dutch top-artist Lange Frans posted this morning critical Tweets about the interference of the Netherlands in the fight against Islamic State (IS). According to former rapper, The Netherlands should not interfere with the situation. “Do you know how to prevent attacks in the Netherlands; No war abroad. ”
The DJ of radio Slam FM thinks that the Netherlands shouldn’t interfere in the war with IS. They have nothing to find and to do with them: “To people we do not know, have done nothing to us and probably want to lead a normal life.”
It is imperative not to be numbed by the death toll numbers reported every day from Gaza.
By: Hamid Dabashi
According to the most recent calculation, 1000 Palestinians have been murdered by the Israeli army, majority of them civilians, who have nowhere to run. Trapped by Egypt from one side and Israeli army from the other, the mostly defenceless Palestinians are being slaughtered in more than two weeks of relentless bombing by what is considered to be the fifth most powerful military on earth, armed to its teeth by the United States and its European allies.
But what does that absolute number – 1000 – actually mean? How would this number of Palestinians in Gaza compare if proportionately these bombs were to be dropped say on the US, or UK, or China, or India, or Germany?
The use of Grad rockets in populated areas is a violation of the laws of war.
Both the Ukrainian army and the insurgent forces have used Grad rockets [AFP]
By: Ole Solvang
“When we first heard one explosion we ran to the basement. And then suddenly, boom, boom, boom – countless explosions. I will never forget that sound.”
With a broken hand and shrapnel still lodged in her chest, Sveta, 55, had just survived a multiple rocket attack on her village when I met her in a hospital in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine this week. The attack destroyed her house and forced most of the villagers to leave. Our investigation shows that Ukrainian armed forces are responsible for at least some of the attacks here that have killed civilians.