Updated: 3.20.09 added video
Wed, 18 Mar 2009 08:03:32 GMT
Israel vows to continue its imposition of collective punishment on the 1.5 million residents of Gaza until its captive soldier is released.
The Israeli threat came after Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said he had “been generous” and had agreed to release 320 of the 450 Palestinians that Hamas wants freed in exchange for captive soldier Gilad Shalit.
“Hamas’ demands reached such proportions that in our assessment no Israeli government could accept,” Israeli Justice Minister Daniel Friedman told reporters after Olmert met behind closed doors with his cabinet on Tuesday.
Israel to raze 1,700 Palestinian homes
Mon, 16 Mar 2009 00:33:47 GMT
The Palestinian Islamic Movement says Israel plans to evacuate and demolish at least 1,700 Arab-owned homes in East Jerusalem (al-Quds).
Speaking at a Sunday press conference in Jerusalem, Sheikh Raed Salah, who leads the Islamic Movement, revealed the demolition plan, saying the move would leave more than 17,000 Palestinians homeless in East Jerusalem.
He also warned the situation on the ground was the most dangerous since Israel’s illegal annexation of the area in 1967.
Gaza children search for garbage
Wed, 18 Mar 2009 08:01:20 GMT
The devastation left by the December Israeli war on Gaza has forced youngsters to sift through garbage piles to make ends meet.
Israel waged war on Gaza on December 27. Three weeks of ensuing airstrikes and a ground incursion inflicted more than $1.6 billion in damages on the Gazan economy.
Israeli siege and war bring Gaza industry to standstill
Yousef Al-Helou Press TV Gaza
Israel war and siege leave Gaza children struggling to survive
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