Connect with us

News

Gaza under attack, ‘Israeli’ airstrikes killed eleven people.

Gaza (SaebPress) — At least eleven Palestinians have been killed as ‘Israeli’ occupation forces launched a multi airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip, bringing the death toll to elven people, medics said

an 'Israeli' Airstrike on Gaza

an ‘Israeli’ Airstrike on Gaza

 

Gaza (SaebPress) — At least eleven Palestinians have been killed as ‘Israeli’ occupation forces launched a multi airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip, bringing the death toll to eleven people, medics said.

On Friday morning, an ‘Israeli’ airstrike targeted a car in Gaza killing the head of the Popular Resistance Committees Zuhair al-Qaisi and Mahmoud Hanani, a former prisoner who was released by ‘Israel’ four years ago, medical officials informed SaebPress.

Zuhair al-Qaisi was in his car in northern Gaza, along with Mahmoud Hanani, when the occoupation forces fired two missiles at his car and killed the two men.

‘Israel’ later accused PRC secretary-general Zuhair al-Qaisi, of organising attacks along the border with Egypt last year that resulted in the killing of seven of its personals. Meanwhile, The PRC has denied the involvement in the attacks.

In the second Airstrike  mid-day Friday  on the Gaza Strip two people were killed, Obeid al-Ghirbali and Muhammad Harara were named by medical official Adham Abu Salmiyeh as those killed in that airstrike.

In a statement released on Friday,Gaza’s foreign ministry called on the international community to intervene to stop the ‘Israeli’ aggression against the Palestinian people, the statement stated, Meanwhile a Palestinian official in Gaza said to SaebPress that “the Palestinian people have the right to defend themselves against such crimes and  aggression”, he said.

Early Saturday the death toll from the ‘Israeli’ attacks on the Gaza Strip reached to eleven martyrs and many more injuries after the killing of two people in Abu Hatibh Street in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip.

Medical teams pulled out on Friday mid night the bodies of Faik Saad and Mutasim Hajaj from al-Shojaeya neighbourhood of Gaza city they were targeted and killed while walking near the Legislative Council in Gaza, they were rushed  with the wounded to Al-Shifa hospital.

The names of the latest fatalities as provided by medical sources to SarebPress are Shadi al-Seiqali (26 years), Obeid al-Garably (24 years old) and Mohammad Khalid Harara (23 years old), Hazem Awad Karika (24 years old).

The Popular Resistance Committees responded Friday to the attacks, and vowed to avenge al-Qaisi’s death. Late Friday, some Palestinian resistance Brigades claimed responsibility for attacking  the City  of Ashkelon Ashdod, Be’er Sheva and ‘Israeli’ settlements around Gaza; by dozens of rockets, ‘’More than 40 rockets’’ an ‘Isreali’  military source said.

 

Featured

Analysing Qatar’s dispute with Saudi Arabia led states

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, and Egypt severed diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar on June 5, 2017, accusing Doha of meddling in regional affairs and supporting “terrorism.” Qatar has rejected the allegations and said it was targeted because it followed an independent foreign policy.

SaebPress-Press TV ِ

On Press TV Saeb Shaath, analysing the Qatari dispute with Saudi Arabia led states, since the UN’s top court backed Qatar in air blockade row with neighbours. The International Court of Justice rejects appeal by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE over an air blockade.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, and Egypt severed diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar on June 5, 2017, accusing Doha of meddling in regional affairs and supporting “terrorism.” Qatar has rejected the allegations and said it was targeted because it followed an independent foreign policy.

The four countries also banned all Qatari planes from their air spaces. On Tuesday, the president of The Hague-based ICJ, Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, said that the court unanimously “rejects the appeal” by the four countries against a decision by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) in favour of Qatar over sovereign airspace.

Yusuf also said that the court had decided that ICAO “has jurisdiction” in the case by 15 judges to 1. Qatar repeats its call for the lifting of a ‘unjust, unlawful’ blockade by Saudi Arabia and some of its regional allies on Doha. Back in 2018, the world civil aviation body ruled that it had sufficient authority to handle a complaint by Doha, which accused the four countries of violating a convention that regulates the free passage of its passenger planes through foreign airspace.

However, the four blockading countries disputed ICAO’s jurisdiction over the issue, alleging that its decision was “flawed.” Furthermore, they asked the ICJ to reject ICAO’s ruling as “null and void and without effect.” Separately on Tuesday, Doha welcomed the ICJ’s ruling, saying that the four blockading countries would “face justice.” “We welcome today’s decision by the ICJ that will see the blockading states finally face justice for violating international aviation rules,” Qatari Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Saif Ahmed al-Sulaiti said in a statement, shortly after the court ruling.

Source Press TV

Continue Reading

Featured

Palestinian inmates on hunger strike against “Israel’s” administrative detention

Three Palestinian prisoners in an Israeli prison are still on a hunger strike they declared a few weeks ago in protest against the administrative detention, a form of imprisonment, the individual is never tried and can be held indefinitely in Israeli detention.

SaebPress

Three Palestinian prisoners in an Israeli prison are still on a hunger strike they declared a few weeks ago in protest against the administrative detention, a form of imprisonment, the individual is never tried and can be held indefinitely in Israeli detention.

The Palestinian Commission for Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs announced the news in a statement carried by Palestine’s official Wafa news agency on Sunday.

According to the statement, Odi Shehadeh, 24, from the Deheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem, and Fadi Ghneimat, 40, from the town of Surif, in southern occupied West Bank, have been on hunger strike for 20 and 19 days in respectively, at Ofer prison near Ramallah, the seat of the Palestinian Authority (PA).

The third prisoner, identified as Mahmoud Saadi, from the Jenin refugee camp in northern West Bank, has been on hunger strike for the past 12 days and is currently behind bars in Hadarim prison, located west of Tulkarm.

More than 350 detainees are under administrative detention, Israel keeps the detainees for up to six months, a period, that can be extended an infinite number of times. Women and minors are also among these detainees. Such detentions take place on the orders from a military commander and on the basis of what the regime describes as ‘secret’ evidence. Some prisoners have been held in administrative detention for up to 11 years without any charge against them.

According to Wafa, Palestinians in administrative detention resort to hunger strike to force the Israeli authorities to release them.

Source Press TV

Continue Reading

Featured

Northern Ireland regional government in crisis

The North of Ireland after partition had an inbuilt pro-British unionist colonial population and through this inbuilt gerrymandered majority the Ulster Unionist Party ruled the North of Ireland from 1921 as a one-party state

Bobby-Storey-funeral

SaebPress – Belfast

By Fra Hughes

Fra Hughes, in Palestine.

The devolved regional assembly of Northern Ireland which sits at Stormont the building, previously housed the N Ireland government from 1922 to 1972 is in crisis.

The precipitation something as ordinary as a funeral  something that happens every day all over the world but this was no ordinary funeral 

This was the funeral of Bobby Storey a charismatic leader of the Irish Republican Army. An icon to generations of republicans and a man held in high esteem by colleagues and former comrades alike.

 Storey was also credited with overseeing the appropriation of  hundreds of classified secret police Special Branch files in March 2002 at their Headquarters in Castlereagh Police Station  .

A close personal friend to Gerry Adams former leader of Sinn Fein an ex-prisoner and the man many believe masterminded the escape of 38 republicans from Long Kesh maximum security prison camp known as HMP The Maze on September 25, 1983, One of Europes most secure prisons and designed specifically to prevent communication between  political prisoners 

On December 15, 2014, the Northern Bank Headquarters based on Donegal Square West Belfast had 26.5 million pounds stolen. Accusations that Storey and the IRA were involved in the raid have never been proven

The anecdotes involving Mr Storey are too numerous to mention and many will probably never be told  Known only to a few people who will probably carry them to their graves.

Mr Storey passed away shortly after having an unsuccessful lung transplant in Newcastle Upon Tyne  England 

He died on June 21 aged 64 and had served 20 years in prison on various charges connected to his membership and active participation in the IRA armed campaign for national liberation 

Michelle O Neill is the deputy party leader of Sinn Fein and serves as Joint First Minister in the Northern Ireland Assembly

Since Ireland was partitioned by the British in 1921  we have had two governments on the island of Ireland one North and one South of the border. 

The North of Ireland after partition had an inbuilt pro-British unionist colonial population and through this inbuilt gerrymandered majority the Ulster Unionist Party ruled the North of Ireland from 1921 as a one-party state

 A Protestant  Parliament and a Protestant State is a quote from Lord Craigavon in 1934.

The indigenous Catholic Irish absorbed into this new partitioned statelet were treated as second class citizens and viewed as an enemy by the new state.

After nearly 25 years of internal armed conflict in Northern Ireland from August 1969 to the IRA ceasefire June 1994, a new dispensation was then created and the people of Ireland North and Soth voted in favour of the Good Friday Agreement also known as the Belfast Agreement on April 10, 1998, and the IRA embraced politics as a method to obtain National Reunification over armed militant struggle and so the Peace Process was born

This was followed by a devolved government being elected and the IRA enter government at the old Parliamentary Building at Stormont.

The newly elected Assembly first sat on July 1 1998

Powers were re devolved to the Northern Assembly on December 2, 1999, having been suspended from 1972

This has been an uneasy marriage between two sets of political antagonists.

One one side the descendants of the colonial settlements of English and Scottish settlers who wish to maintain the link with the United Kingdom they are Unionists and then we have the indigenous Irish who wish to see the final removal of the British State occupation of Ireland with the national reunification of Ireland were all of the people of the island, unionist and nationalist republican and loyalist can decide on their future together without  British governmental interference.

The outworking of this experiment is a forced Mandatory coalition delivering  both political parties a veto on disputed legislation  

The assembly has collapsed twice before 

That last collapse was in January  2017 with the assembly only reforming after fresh elections on  January  11 2020.

The COVID 19 pandemic has led to restrictive enforcement of legislation around funerals.

It limited the number in attendance to 10 close family relatives and until recently the cemeteries and crematoria were closed to the public.

With the Death of Mr Storey, an impasse has been reached.

Prior to COVID 19, Mr Storey would have received a full semi-state like funeral from  his IRA comrades and the political Elite of Sinn Fein

Thousands would have attended from all over Ireland America Britain and Europe

His funeral would have been massive akin to the funerals of the IRA and INLA Hunger Strikers in 1981

However, the restrictive guidelines in place today because of COVID 19 allow for a maximum of 30 people to attend the funeral, socially distancing at between one and to metres.

At Mr Storey’s funeral, there were indeed 30 people walking behind the funeral cortege. There were also 120 in attendance at St Agnes requiem mass on the morning of the funeral

A guard of honour and the streets lined with  former IRA  comrades and Sinn Fein members from the church  to the cemetery 

Probably in excess of 1000-to 1800 people attended  perhaps more with the streets lined with mourners many of whom were from Belfast showing their respect for a fallen hero 

Now the Unionist members of the Assembly aided by some members of the Social Democratic Labour Party have called on the joint first minister Michelle ONeill deputy leader of Sinn Fein to stand aside from her position while Police carry out an investigation as to whether she and leading members of Sinn Fein, all elected members of both Parliaments on the island, are in breach of their own COVID 19 restrictions? 

Sinn Fein has consistently claimed the funeral met all statutory regulations as to the number of mourners and social distancing

 They claim they tried  to mitigate the size of the crowd in attendance 

To the other Assembly members, Sinn Fein are not above the law and must lead by example during a Pandemic and they have called for ONeill to resign

The Assembly is a combative pugilistic type arena and many outside see the calls for resignation as nothing more than political opportunism from unionists and optics for the gallery

Having fallen twice before, should the assembly collapse again it could be strike three and your out!

Continue Reading

Trending