‘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…

Israeli jets carry out strikes in Gaza

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 […] read more…

Abuse inquiry calls raised at Vatican

Megan Neil –  – Australian Associated Press 14/6/15   Archbishop Mark Coleridge will confer with the Vatican about breaking the seal of confession The Catholic Church argues it can protect children without breaking the seal of confession, even if priests face the prospect of criminal charges for failing to report child sexual abuse. Australian Catholic […] read more…

Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

28 May 2017; Zena Tahhan; Zena al-Tahhan is an online journalist and producer for Al Jazeera English. By Farah Najjar; Farah Najjar is an online producer at Al Jazeera English. No country in the world recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The international community, including the US, regards East Jerusalem as occupied territory [The Associated Press] […] read more…

Memo to Israel: Lebanon is not Hezbollah, Gaza is not Hamas

Halim Shebaya   Israel has tried to bury inconvenient facts about Lebanon and Gaza – more on Lebanon Analysis: What’s next for Hezbollah in Syria?yesterday Unpicking the results of Lebanon’s electionslast week Hezbollah, Amal and allies biggest winners in Lebanon electionslast week Lebanon re-elects its political status quolast week Israeli public relations efforts to turn […] read more…

All Chilean bishops quit over child abuse scandal

19 May 2018 Agence-France Presse•;  Lucy Adler, Catherine Marciano https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/memo-israel-lebanon-hezbollah-gaza-hamas-180520122815960.html (21-5;18) In a statement, the 34 Chilean bishops asked “forgiveness for the pain caused to the victims” of the… Thirty-four Chilean bishops announced their resignation Friday over a child sex abuse scandal within the Church in Chile that has come to haunt the reign of […] read more…

Memo to Israel: Lebanon is not Hezbollah, Gaza is not Hamas

Halim Shebaya   Israel has tried to bury inconvenient facts about Lebanon and Gaza – more on Lebanon Analysis: What’s next for Hezbollah in Syria?yesterday Unpicking the results of Lebanon’s electionslast week Hezbollah, Amal and allies biggest winners in Lebanon electionslast week Lebanon re-elects its political status quolast week Israeli public relations efforts to turn […] read more…

All Chilean bishops quit over child abuse scandal

            19 May 2018 Agence-France Presse•;  Lucy Adler, Catherine Marciano https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/memo-israel-lebanon-hezbollah-gaza-hamas-180520122815960.html (21-5;18) In a statement, the 34 Chilean bishops asked “forgiveness for the pain caused to the victims” of the… Thirty-four Chilean bishops announced their resignation Friday over a child sex abuse scandal within the Church in Chile that has come to haunt the […] read more…

Pope receives Chilean bishops over sex abuse scandal

  Agence-France Presse•15/5/18   Pope Francis began receiving Chilean bishops at the Vatican on Tuesday in a bid to address a child abuse scandal within the Church in Chile that has come to haunt his papacy. The 34 bishops, three of whom are already retired, are to hold private and group meetings with the Argentine […] read more…

Dozens dead as embassy opens in Jerusalem

15 May 2018; Nidal al-Mughrabi and Jeffrey Heller Australian Associated Press•   At least 55 Palestinians have died in the deadliest day of fighting since the border protests began Israeli troops have shot dead dozens of Palestinian protesters on the Gaza border as the United States opened its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem, a move […] read more…
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