Here are Hamas’s conditions to accept ceasefire.
1- Open land borders to enter and leave Gaza freely.
2- Establish maritime corridor & seaport.
3- Release prisoners (there are more than 7000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli Jails).
4- Grant access to Jerusalem Holy Sites for Gazan People.
5- Lift the siege over Gaza and let foods and fuel enter without limitations.
6- Build new power plant.
Via Dr. Mohamad N. Ziara
By: Seumas Milne
Global revulsion at the mind-numbing carnage of Israel’s onslaught on Gaza seems finally to have spurred some of the western political class to speak out. The resignation of Sayeeda Warsi, Britain’s first Muslim cabinet minister, in protest against her government’s “morally indefensible”stance, emboldened Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister, to demand thesuspension of arms export licences to Israel.
Israel’s month-long assault on Gaza has over 1900 Palestinians dead, mostly civilians. It has sparked condemnation by the UN and of course on twitter. Outraged tweeps are using the hashtag #BDS, short for means boycott, divestment and sanctions — a growing movement to get Israel to change its policies when it comes to human rights.
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By: Mohammed Zeyara
People protesting against Israel does not make them anti-Semites. Judaism and Zionists do not follow the same agenda. The prophet Mohamad respected his Jewish friends, visited them when they got sick and allowed the jews to practice their religion freely. The Jews are people of the book, and we carry no hard feelings towards them. It is the Zionists that are reflecting a horrible image about the Jewish community. Most Orthodox Jews are totally against Zionism and against an Israeli state in Palestine since day one. Labelling everyone as an “Anti-Semite” is foolish and sounds desperate for attention. Every time a person writes/shares a status against the brutal actions of the Zionist terrorists, that person will be labelled as an anti-semite? That’s just silly. If you have called someone an anti-semite because they were protesting against Israel, you need some education. Because clearly you’re the one who lacks some basic understanding.
If you heard these rude terms from your friends while protesting against Israel, do not let them bring you down and keep moving forward. You don’t need friends who think murdering children is okay anyway.
Translated by: Soufyan Bouharat
King Abdullah of Jordan has given blood for the victims in Gaza. On the Twitter account of the Jordanian royal family is a picture to show that the king donates blood for wounded Palestinians.
King Abdullah has already several times been critical of the Israeli attacks. He tried to include Israel and Hamas last week to move to a truce, but that was to no avail.
Since yesterday morning is a cease-fire in effect seems to hold that position. Israel has withdrawn all troops from the Gaza Strip and many Gazans went home to record damage. For the first time in weeks, there were no incidents yesterday.
As truce over the Gaza conflict appears to hold, Palestinians and Israelis prepare to enter Cairo talks amid conflicting demands on both sides
A fragile ceasefire in the Gaza Strip entered a second day Wednesday as Israeli and Palestinian delegations prepared for crunch talks in Cairo to try to extend the 72-hour truce.
The ceasefire, which came into effect Tuesday, has brought relief to both sides after one month of fighting killed 1,875 Palestinians and 67 people on the Israeli side.
Delegations are now ready for what are expected to be tough talks aimed at securing a permanent ceasefire after the three-day window closes.
Chris Hedges was part of the team of reporters at The New York Times awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for the paper’s coverage of global terrorism. He also received the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism in 2002. The Los Angeles Press Club honored Hedges’ original columns in Truthdig by naming the author the Online Journalist of the Year in 2009, and granted him the Best Online Column award in 2010 for his Truthdig essay “One Day We’ll All Be Terrorists.”