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Why a new war on Gaza?

Posted by seumasach on November 19, 2012

Thierry Meyssan

Voltairenet

19th November, 2012

Once again Israël attacks Gaza, and the international media relays the images of desolation. But the outrage provoked by these daily horrors must not prevent us from analysing the situation and understanding its aims. Thierry Meyssan anwers the question.

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Israel: Living by the sword

Posted by seumasach on November 19, 2012

“Other Arab and regional states in good standing with Hamas, notably Qatar (whose Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani recently visited Gaza with promises of financial assistance and investment) and Turkey (Hamas leader Khaled Mashal gave the key note address at the AK party conference of Prime Minister Erdoğan) will themselves be keen for this crisis to be over asap. Their priority right now is Syria. And this Gazan escalation will already be taking the gloss off their apparent success in re-launching a unified Syrian opposition grouping in Doha last week. They are now in the uncomfortable position of having worked closely on Syria with the same Western powers (notably the US, Britain, France, and the EU) who have been rushing to accord legitimacy to Israel’s so-called “self-defence” action against Gaza. They know that this is music to the ears of the Assad regime and that it will be used against them, especially if more Gazan blood is spilled. If this becomes Cast Lead II, then they will be in no position to promote the intervention they desire in Syria while Gaza is burning.”

Daniel Levi

Al-Ahram

18th November

The internal logic to Israeli policy is to live by the sword, but a more democratic Arab region, more responsive to public demands and dignity can only make such a policy dangerous in the longer term

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Did Qatar’s Sheik betray his Arab fellows to Israel ?

Posted by seumasach on November 17, 2012

Qatari emir’s visit was Israel’s plot to locate Hamas leaders !

National Turk

17th November, 2012

Gaza Strip / NationalTurk – Fars news agency, Iran’s state news agency claimed openly that the emir of Qatar, King Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani is working for Israel and helped Israel kiling Hamas leaders with recent Gaza Strip airstrikes.

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Russia will back Egyptian efforts to end Israeli aggression: Putin

Posted by seumasach on November 17, 2012

PressTV

17th November, 2012

Russian President Vladimir Putin says his country will back Egyptian efforts to put an end to the Israeli aggression in the besieged Gaza Strip.

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Egypt’s political forces call on Morsi to ‘freeze’ all relations with Israel

Posted by seumasach on November 17, 2012

Political forces in Egypt call for the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty to be immediately revised, saying Egypt is no longer a ‘strategic treasure’ for the ‘enemy’

Al-Ahram

17th November, 2012

Egypt’s political forces, including the majority Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), demand the Egyptian government and president immediately move to revise the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty amid Israel’s ongoing onslaught on the Gaza Strip.

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Gaza to be connected to Egypt’s power grid: Egyptian envoy

Posted by seumasach on March 22, 2012

PressTV

21st March, 2012

The Egyptian Ambassador to Occupied Palestinian Territories Yasser Othman has announced that the Israel-blockaded Gaza Strip will be connected to Egypt’s power grid within the next four to five months.

 

In a Wednesday interview with Saudi Arabian newspaper, Al-Sharq, Othman said that Egypt and Gaza would start work on connecting their power grids within a few weeks.

“This will lead to a real relief for the deepening crisis in the Gaza Strip,” he said.

He explained that the plan to end Gaza’s power crisis was a two-phased one.

During the first phase, Egypt will supply diesel to Gaza’s sole power plant and in the next one, which will take 18 months to complete, Gaza will be connected to a regional power grid in Egypt.

Gaza has been blockaded since 2007, causing a decline in the standard of living, unprecedented levels of unemployment, and unrelenting poverty.

The full-scale land, aerial, and naval siege has turned the enclave into the world’s largest open-air prison.

In mid-February, Egypt blocked the flow of diesel through the tunnels lying beneath its border with Gaza, which are used to transfer supplies into the impoverished coastal sliver amid the siege.

The stoppage forced the territory’s sole electricity power plant out of work, causing the enclave to start experiencing blackouts of up to 18 hours a day.


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Egyptian pulls down Israel flag in Cairo

Posted by seumasach on August 21, 2011

PressTV

21st August, 2011

A young Egyptian protester has hauled down the Israeli flag at Tel Aviv’s embassy in the capital city of Cairo, replacing it with Egypt’s flag.

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Egypt warns Israel: Don’t interfere with opening of Gaza border crossing

Posted by seumasach on May 1, 2011

Haaretz

30th April, 2011

Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces General Sami Anan warned Israel against interfering with Egypt’s plan to open the Rafah border crossing with Gaza on a permanent basis, saying it was not a matter of Israel’s concern, Army Radio reported on Saturday.

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Egyptian youth call for million-man marches to support Palestinians

Posted by seumasach on April 30, 2011

Middle East Monitor

28th April, 2011

A call for “million-man” marches in support of the Palestinians has been made by Egypt’s Coalition of the Youth of the Revolution. The first march, to be held in Alexandria on 13 May, will also demand the opening of the Egypt-Gaza border for food, medical and humanitarian aid; marchers will head for the Israeli Consulate in the city.

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European Parliament condemns Israeli attack, illegal siege on Gaza strip

Posted by seumasach on June 18, 2010

Today’s Zaman

19th June, 2010

The European Parliament in its vote on Thursday condemned a deadly Israeli raid on a flotilla heading for Gaza and a blockade imposed on that territory by the Jewish state. The resolution condemns Israel for its military operation on the Gaza-bound flotilla carrying humanitarian aid. Israeli commandos shot dead eight Turkish activists and an American on board the Turkish Mavi Marmara ship on May 31.

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Iranian aid ships set sail for Gaza

Posted by seumasach on June 14, 2010

Very provocative!- sending aid to starving people.

Haaretz

14th June, 2010

Iran is sending aid ships to blockaded Gaza, state radio said on Monday – a move likely to be considered provocative by Israel which accuses Tehran of arming the Palestinian enclave’s Islamist rulers, Hamas.

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