Zidani family from Silwan neighborhood South the old city of Jerusalem, was shocked to hear the order of Israeli forces arresting their 2-year-old son, Hamza Zidani on Monday.
The family denied the order, when an Israeli occupation intelligence officer stormed into their house, kidnapped another son of the Family, Mohammad, and stole three computers.
Later, Israeli intelligence told the family that their youngest son, Hamza, was also ordered for kidnap, while the family rejected the order.
According to Defence for Children International Palestine, the number of Palestinian children in Israeli prisons reached 230 during the year of 2014, and children between the ages of 12-15 years reached about 36.
Israel has kidnapped Palestinian adults and minors, either for throwing stones, or for no charge at all.
Each year, occupation tightens the screws on Palestinians, and exerts pressure on them to leave their homes, especially in Silwan area in Jerusalem, to extend the building of Israeli settlements in the area.
The kidnap campaigns are getting wider and including two-year-olds, to exert pressure on Palestinian families.
via Israeli forces order arrest of a 2-year-old child from Jerusalem.
Campeche (Agenzia Fides) – “We live in a very corrupt country, where the people and the politicians are not interested in living in the truth” complained the Bishop of Campeche, His Exc. Mgr. José Francisco Gonzalez, in his homily on Sunday November 9, during the Mass celebrated in the Cathedral. The Bishop recalled the massacre of the students in Ayotzinapa (Guerrero) with these words: “What happened in Iguala is not an isolated case”. Then he asked everyone not to cover or protect anyone, but rather, to point out and denounce irresponsible politicians, as it is necessary to show the corruption and the lies they live in because they have turned away from God and the truth. Finally, he recalled that “Jesus cleansed the Temple, which had become a den of thieves and corrupt people, and that is what is lacking in our country”.
Agenzia Fides continues to receive the reactions of missionaries and Catholic communities throughout Mexico with regards to the terrible story of the 43 students in Ayotzinapa (see Fides 10/10/2014). In Veracruz His Exc. Mgr. Eduardo Patiño Leal, Bishop of Córdoba, on Sunday urged: “We must unite all in Mexico, and say enough is enough to these gangs”. The country suffers great pain because of the cruelty with which organized crime operates in collusion with members of the municipal police, as for the alleged execution of 43 students in Ayotzinapa. According to sources of Fides, the Bishop pointed out that Mexican society is harmed by such crimes that mostly remain unresolved .
While demonstrations continue against the corrupt authorities, in Iguala, about thirty families have joined the Catholic faithful and other lay organizations to continue to search the remains of the missing persons in the area. The “Frente Igualteco por la Dignidad y la Paz Social” called on all families to break the silence and abandon the fear in which they lived under the administration of Mayor Abarca Velazquez, who was arrested on the assumption related to the criminal gang Guerreros Unidos, to find the mass graves and give Christian burial to the remains of so many missing family members.
via Show all the corruption and lies of those who have turned away from God and from the truth – Fides News Agency.
Jerusalem today for Palestinians is about the battle between Israel’s attempts to Judaize the city after formally “annexing” it (which virtually the whole world does not recognize) and the Palestinian insistence on resisting the Zionist efforts to control and own the land of mandated Palestine. This battle has been taking place for nearly a century now. Israeli settlers have been trying for years to move into Arab areas of Jerusalem, like Silwan and Sheikh Jarrah, either by buying homes surreptitiously or forcibly by inhabiting real estate that Israel declares to be state-owned. Because the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization (the two overlapping but moribund leadership agencies for Palestinians) are not present in Jerusalem, the Arab residents of the city are on their own in defending their homes and lands.
via Is Jerusalem the Palestinians’ last battle? | Opinion , Columnist | THE DAILY STAR.
ummmm – Let’s see now – who is in charge in Nigeria, who has an army that is well armed but has done little to protect people in the north and the government has done little to accommodate the needs of people in the north? So, where does the fault lay and with whom?
The ambassador however insisted the fault lay with Washington.
“The US government has up till today refused to grant Nigeria’s request to purchase lethal equipment that would have brought down the terrorists within a short time,” he said.
“There is no use giving us the type of support that enables us to deliver light jabs to the terrorists when what we need to give them is the killer punch,” he said.
Washington’s allegations of widespread human rights abuses by the Nigerian army “cannot be substantiated by facts,” Adefuye said, adding “half-truths” had been spread by Jonathan’s rivals and human rights groups with an agenda.
“The terrorists threaten our corporate existence and territorial integrity,” the ambassador said, urging members of the Council on Foreign Relations to plead Nigeria’s case with the US administration.
“A friend in need is a friend indeed. The true test of friendship is in the times of adversity.”
via Nigeria slams US refusal of arms to fight Boko Haram | News , World | THE DAILY STAR.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s comments followed warnings by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas earlier Tuesday that Israeli actions to change the rules of access at a disputed Muslim-Jewish holy site in Jerusalem “are leading the region and the world to a destructive religious war.” Abbas had spoken in the city of Ramallah as tens of thousands marched in Palestinian cities in the West Bank on the 10th anniversary of the death of Yasser Arafat (pictured), who for decades led their cause for an independent state.
“Unfortunately, Abu Mazen is not a partner in the fight against terror,” the Israeli daily Haaretz quoted Netanyahu as saying after a meeting of his security Cabinet, using another name for Abbas. “Instead of calming the unrest, he is enflaming it and spreading lies,” Netanyahu added.
via Israel PM Netanyahu says Abbas incites Palestinians | News | DW.DE | 11.11.2014.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently ordered $2.7 million in personal protective equipment for U.S. hospitals with Ebola patients to increase Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) supply levels.
Various products are being put into 50 kits that can be delivered quickly from SNS facilities to hospitals. Each kit can provide care of one Ebola patient for up to five days.
via CDC assembling protective Ebola kits for U.S. hospitals | Vaccine News Daily.
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Good explanation – problem is that folks like Senator Ted Cruz does not care whether he knows or not, or what happens to the Internet. He figures, he has it made now and no matter what he will always have enough money to overcome any barriers he has put up for everyone else to deal with.
Dear Senator Ted Cruz, I’m going to explain to you how Net Neutrality ACTUALLY works – The Oatmeal.
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via How to deal with body enemy #1: phlegm. | Rebelle Society.