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Donors pledge $5.4bn for Gaza reconstruction

Aid pledged at Cairo meet to rebuild enclave devastated by Israeli assault surpasses what Palestinians had asked for

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Source: aljazeera.com

Global donors have pledged a sum of $5.4bn in aid to reconstruct the Gaza Strip amid warnings that the battered Palestinian enclave remained a “tinderbox” following its summer war with Israel.

“The participants pledged approximately $5.4bn,” Norwegian foreign minister, Boerge Brende, said during the closing statement at the Cairo conference which Norway co-hosted.

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A Taste of Reality

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By: Soufyan Bouharat

Bismillah (In the name of Allah).

Let’s think and reflect for a moment about life. The true reality of the purpose of our existence. Imagine this: a life without entertainment. For example, no TV, no Music, no Games, no Sport, no Internet. Just imagine that we would do none of these amusement activities. These types of entertainment are not a primary need.

Imagine sitting in your home or walking outside with nothing of these distractions coming up in your mind. What remains? The true purpose of life.

And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me.” – Qur’an Chapter 51: sūrat l-dhāriyāt (The Wind that Scatter)

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Did Russia Really Promise Crimea To Turkey?

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Source: http://lostislamichistory.com/

As the current dispute over control of the Crimean Peninsula between Russia and Ukraine intensifies, there’s a claim making the rounds online that, if true, could have major repercussions for the region today. Most versions of the story claim that after Russia annexed Crimea in 1783, it signed a treaty which promised that if Crimea ever declared independence, it would automatically be transferred to the Ottoman Empire.

On March 11, 2014, the Supreme Council of Crimea declared its independence from Ukraine in the aftermath of the Euromaidan protests and the ouster of pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych. That would mean that according to the 231 year old treaty’s provisions, the Crimean Peninsula would now legally belong to Turkey (the successor state to the Ottoman Empire). Many of the articles making this claim online have sensationalist headlines that declare that Crimea should now belong to Turkey or that Turkey now finds itself in the middle of the dispute between Ukraine and Russia. But is there any truth to this claim?

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Was Palestine PROMISED to the JEWS? (Video)

info-pictogram1 A new video was produced by Serving Islam Team condemning the killing of innocent civilians among women, children and elderly in the City of Gaza and the whole land of Palestine. We support the Palestinians and call for an immediate intervention of international aid to be granted permission to enter Gaza and offer the necessary help. While some are claiming that the land of Palestine is belong to the Jews, Br. Wael Ibrahim is refuting that claim in his new video and lecture “Was Palestine promised to the Jews” – based on the work of Late Sheikh Ahmad Deedat. Please watch and share.