Monday, July 28, 2014
Shuja'iyya (Arabic: الشجاعية also Shijaiyeh, Shujayya, Shuja'ia, Shuja'iyaand Sajaiyeh) is a neighborhood district of the Palestinian city of Gaza east of the city center, its nucleus situated on a hill, located across the main Salah al-Din Road that runs north-south throughout the Gaza Strip. It is one of the largest neighborhoods in Gaza, with around 100,000 residents. Shuja'iyya contains several ancient structures, mosques and tombs. The Commonwealth War Cemetery is located 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) north of the commercial center of the neighborhood.
Shuja'iyya had been a frequent target in Israel's 2008-09 airstrikes of the Gaza Strip. A women and children's clinic was destroyed by an Israeli airstrike during the hostilities with no casualties reported.
During the Israeli offensive against the Gaza Strip, Operation Protective Edge, Shuja'iyya was heavily shelled by Israeli forces. Between 65 to 120 Palestinians were killed in the shelling, including at least 17 children, 14 women and four elderly persons, and 13 Israeli soldiers were killed by Palestinian militants. Israel stated the district was targeted because 8% of the rocket attacks by Palestinian militant groups against Israel originated in Shuja'iyya. [Info via: Wikipedia]
Sunday, July 27, 2014
كل عام واهلي وإخواني وأخواتي آلمسلمات بخير . عيد سعيد عليكم, إن شاء الله.
I'd like to take this moment to wish all my Muslim brothers and sisters: a blessed, jubilant and safe Eid-ul-Fitr
May Allah bestow his comfort and mercy to the suffering throughout the Muslim World and lavish our brothers and sisters with His infinite justice, security, peace and protection
A Dutch television network has aired a fake video of Prime Minister Netanyahu bragging to US Secretary of State Clinton about how many Gaza civilian casualties Israel caused. The video is meant to be 'satire.'
A Dutch news show has stirred controversy by airing a fake satirical video of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu bragging to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about civilian deaths in Gaza.
“We are trying to maximize the number of civilian casualties. We prefer that,” Netanyahu is seen telling Clinton in the video, which the broadcaster Vara aired on November 21, as part of the satirical corner of the prime-time news show De Wereld Draait Door. Approximately 1.5 million viewers watch the show every evening.
The video, made to appear genuine through seamless splicing of sound bites from previous speeches by Netanyahu, was spread by thousands of Twitter and Facebook users who advertised it under the headline “Netanyahu finally tells the truth.”
“We are conducting these surgical operations against schools, mosques, hospitals, children,” Netanyahu is heard saying, adding: “This is something I don’t have to explain to Americans.”
Let's go to the videotape.
"We are trying to maximize the number of civilian casualties," Netanyahu says in a fake satirical video edited to appear genuine. Ultimately, the joke's on Netanyahu's supposed constituency, the people of Israel, the IDF, for whom Netanyahu seems incapable of mustering the strength to decimate their enemies.
"we’ll abduct a female Israeli prisoner and have her marry the male Israeli prisoner, they’ll give birth to a child every year and in a span of 7 years, we’ll have 11 Israeli prisoners."