‘Torture’ at WA juvenile jail denied despite Amnesty International claims

u.news.yahoo.com/wa/a/38622488/torture-claim-at-wa-juvenile-jail-denied   Amnesty International says detainees at Banksia Hill Detention Centre have also been strip-searched, fed through a grill and constantly handcuffed when they are outside their cells. “There can be serious psychological consequences with solitary confinement and we have mental health concerns for these boys,” indigenous rights manager Tammy Solonec told 6PR radio on […] read more…

Pope voices nuclear war concerns at outset of Latin America trip

Catherine Marciano AFP   Pope Francis admitted Monday he was frightened by the prospect of an accidental nuclear war as he headed for a weeklong visit to Chile and Peru. Pope begins Latin America visit in Chile Monday; “I think we are at the very edge,” the pope told reporters aboard his plane when asked […] read more…

Some Jews aren’t welcome in the ‘Jewish state’

12/1/18; Hossam Shaker January 12, 2018 at 4:05 pm   January 12/18 at 4:05 pm | Published in: Article, Asia & Americas, BDS, International Organisations, Israel, Middle East, Opinion, Palestine, US Orthodox Jews hold banners during a protest in New York to support the UN’s decision to condemn Israeli settlements [Mohammed Elshamy / Anadolu Agency] […] read more…

Mahmoud Abbas slams Trump over ‘slap of the century

  15/1/2018; SOURCE: Al Jazeera News   Mahmoud Abbas has sharply criticised Donald Trump, saying the Palestinian Authority (PA) will never accept the US president’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The PA president made his comments on Sunday at the start of a two-day central council meeting of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) […] read more…

‘Torture’ at WA juvenile jail denied despite Amnesty International claims

u.news.yahoo.com/wa/a/38622488/torture-claim-at-wa-juvenile-jail-denied   Amnesty International says detainees at Banksia Hill Detention Centre have also been strip-searched, fed through a grill and constantly handcuffed when they are outside their cells. “There can be serious psychological consequences with solitary confinement and we have mental health concerns for these boys,” indigenous rights manager Tammy Solonec told 6PR radio on […] read more…

Pope voices nuclear war concerns at outset of Latin America trip

Catherine Marciano AFP   Pope Francis admitted Monday he was frightened by the prospect of an accidental nuclear war as he headed for a weeklong visit to Chile and Peru. Pope begins Latin America visit in Chile Monday; “I think we are at the very edge,” the pope told reporters aboard his plane when asked […] read more…

Gaza reporter: ‘My brother’s body was in pieces in front of me’

23/7/18 Maryam Abu Daqqa, https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/07/gaza-reporter-brother-body-pieces-front-180722104924894;             Maryam Abu Daqqa, a local journalist in Gaza Strip, recounts reporting on the Israeli attack that killed her brother… For journalist Maryam Abu Daqqa, it was another day at work covering the protests near the Israeli fence, in the Gaza Strip’s east. Since March 30, the 24-year-old reporter for […] read more…

‘Torture’ at WA juvenile jail denied despite Amnesty International claims

u.news.yahoo.com/wa/a/38622488/torture-claim-at-wa-juvenile-jail-denied   Amnesty International says detainees at Banksia Hill Detention Centre have also been strip-searched, fed through a grill and constantly handcuffed when they are outside their cells. “There can be serious psychological consequences with solitary confinement and we have mental health concerns for these boys,” indigenous rights manager Tammy Solonec told 6PR radio on […] read more…

Pope voices nuclear war concerns at outset of Latin America trip

  Catherine Marciano AFP   Pope Francis admitted Monday he was frightened by the prospect of an accidental nuclear war as he headed for a weeklong visit to Chile and Peru. Pope begins Latin America visit in Chile Monday; “I think we are at the very edge,” the pope told reporters aboard his plane when […] read more…

‘Torture’ at WA juvenile jail denied despite Amnesty International claims

u.news.yahoo.com/wa/a/38622488/torture-claim-at-wa-juvenile-jail-denied   Amnesty International says detainees at Banksia Hill Detention Centre have also been strip-searched, fed through a grill and constantly handcuffed when they are outside their cells. “There can be serious psychological consequences with solitary confinement and we have mental health concerns for these boys,” indigenous rights manager Tammy Solonec told 6PR radio on […] read more…

Pope voices nuclear war concerns at outset of Latin America trip

Catherine Marciano AFP   Pope Francis admitted Monday he was frightened by the prospect of an accidental nuclear war as he headed for a weeklong visit to Chile and Peru. Pope begins Latin America visit in Chile Monday; “I think we are at the very edge,” the pope told reporters aboard his plane when asked […] read more…

‘Torture’ at WA juvenile jail denied despite Amnesty International claims

u.news.yahoo.com/wa/a/38622488/torture-claim-at-wa-juvenile-jail-denied   Amnesty International says detainees at Banksia Hill Detention Centre have also been strip-searched, fed through a grill and constantly handcuffed when they are outside their cells. “There can be serious psychological consequences with solitary confinement and we have mental health concerns for these boys,” indigenous rights manager Tammy Solonec told 6PR radio on […] read more…

Pope voices nuclear war concerns at outset of Latin America trip

Catherine Marciano AFP   Pope Francis admitted Monday he was frightened by the prospect of an accidental nuclear war as he headed for a weeklong visit to Chile and Peru. Pope begins Latin America visit in Chile Monday; “I think we are at the very edge,” the pope told reporters aboard his plane when asked […] read more…

Hamas internal security called for peaceful protest

  On Thursday night, the internal security of Hamas released a statement calling on all protesters to “avoid friction with the Israeli occupation forces, and cooperate with the instructions of the organizers of the events.” The statement also called on participants to avoid wearing distinctive clothes and to not take photos or use their mobile phones. […] read more…

Gaza protests: All the latest updates – Israel, Palestine

                   31/6/18                 Victims include 14-year-old boy as Israeli forces fire live bullets and teargas at protesters near fence with Israel. Gaza Home as hospital: Gaza families struggle to care for the woundedyesterday Can US plan for Middle East deliver peace?last week Israel has three options in Gazalast week Israeli jets carry out strikes in […] read more…

21/6/18 Exchange of Israeli air raids and Palestinian rockets over Gaza border has been one of most intense in recent weeks; The Israeli military said 45 rockets and mortar shells were fired at Israeli territory from across the Gaza border [Anadolu] more on Israeli–Palestinian conflict Israeli jets carry out strikes in Gazatoday The fallacy of Israel’s human shields claims in Gaza 2 days ago Jared Kushner ‘annoyed’ with Kuwait’s Palestine resolution at UN last week Living under siege in Gaza: ‘We live in a prison ‘last week Israeli jets have attacked 25 targets linked to Hamas in the Gaza Strip, after the group launched rockets and mortar shells at Israeli territory, the military said. Three Palestinians were lightly injured during the attacks in the early hours of Wednesday, residents said. The exchange was one of the most intense recent barrages of rocket fire and air strikes. No casualties were reported in Israel. Air raid sirens and Israeli phone warning applications sounded throughout the predawn hours. The Israeli military said 45 rockets and mortar shells were fired at Israeli territory and said its Iron Dome anti-missile shield intercepted seven rockets. While Hamas praised the rocket attacks from Gaza into Israel on Wednesday, it did not take responsibility for them. Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said it was time for new rules of engagement, where “bombing is met with bombing”. “It’s the Israeli occupation that started the escalation.The resistance has warned against continuing to target civilians, fishermen, farmers, and resistance positions. “It’s time to … present new rules of engagement: bombing is met with bombing. Whoever began the escalation should be responsible for the consequences. “The resistance is not interested in a new war at all, but we always want to defend the Palestinian people. “The peaceful demonstrations in all forms will continue on the eastern border and the Palestinian resistance will be ready to protect Palestinian civilians and defend them.” Palestinian rocket fire came hours after the Israeli military said it struck Hamas infrastructure in response to “arson balloons” launched from Gaza into Israel. Israel has carried out air raids in the Gaza Strip over the past few weeks, saying it was retaliating for Palestinians setting fire to Israeli land. In recent weeks, Palestinian protesters have used flaming objects attached to kites to set fire to agricultural land just over the border fence with Israel. Israel has three options in Gaza OPINION

by Adnan Abu Amer   Al Jazeera’s Harry Fawcett in Jerusalem said that over the last few days, “a number of incendiary kites and balloons [have been] flown from Gaza into Israeli territory. They (the kites) have lit dozens of fires.” “In response to that, we’ve seen some strikes from the Israeli air force on […] read more…
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