The world’s tallest buildings (Sign of the hour)
By: Omar Suleiman
Forget about the poverty, corruption, and institutional racism in the Middle East, they’re clearly making progress. I mean check out these buildings and the price tags on them:
Mile High Tower, Jeddah: 13.6 billion USD
Burj khalifa, Dubai: 1.5 billion USD
Burj al Arab, Dubai: 2 billion USD
Abraj al bayt, Makkah: 2 billion USD
Rose Tower, Dubai: 180 million USD
Aspire Tower: 173 million USD
Kingdom Center, Riyadh: 453 million USD
“Of the signs of the hour is that you will see barefoot bedouins competing with the construction of tall buildings.” – Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him)
Israel’s deadly ceasefire game
Israel purposefully protracted the ceasefire negotiations to inflict more destruction on Gaza.
By: Hanine Hassan
On August 25 Israel hit a 13-storey residential tower that housed at least 70 families, striking with five missiles over an hour. Israel could have destroyed the entire building with one missile in a few minutes, if it wanted to; after all it wiped out an entire neighbourhood in less than one hour on July 29. Israel’s deliberate choice to slowly decompose the tower was psychological torture to its residents, to punish them and submit them. It is this same strategy of protraction that Israel used during the uncountable ceasefires and humanitarian lulls it declared during its war on Gaza.