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Only Three Words Needed On the 69th Nakba Day: Death To ‘Israel’

by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah

After 69 years of Nakba in Palestine; after 69 years of destruction, from the 531 villages, towns and cities eviscerated during the Zionist terror gangs’ Plan D to the ongoing IOF demolitions of homes and infrastructures in the West Bank and sacred Al-Quds; after 69 years of mass murder, from the 10,000 martyrs in 1947-1948 to the ritualistic slaughter of over 2,200 Palestinians including more than 500 children in Operation Mighty Cliff (Protective Edge); after 69 years of environmental ruination that didn’t make the “desert bloom” but rather made the God-blessed, green paradise that Palestine was into an industrialized nightmare, from the uprooting, burning and destroying of olive trees, to the poisoning of wells, to the drying up of bodies of water, to the contamination of soil and air from the illegal nuclear weapons program in Dimona; after 69 years of devilish destabilization through the arming and backing of ethno-sectarian proxies, from the Kurdish Barzani mafia in Iraq in the 1950s, to the Phalangists in Lebanon during the Zionist-engineered Lebanese “Civil” War, to the Takfiri terrorists wreaking havoc across our region today; after 69 years of ethnic cleansing and expansionism that have turned 7.5 million Palestinians into refugees; after 69 years of hateful Jewish supremacist aggression against the sanctities of Islam and Christianity; after 69 years of Zionism manifesting as a “state”, and after 133 some odd years of Jewish colonization in the Holy Land, there are only three words that properly encapsulate our pain, our sadness and our rage: DEATH TO ‘ISRAEL’. Continue reading Only Three Words Needed On the 69th Nakba Day: Death To ‘Israel’

Today’s Jummah Supplications Are With The Palestinian Prisoners On Hunger Strike Across The Zionist Entity’s Dungeons

by Jonathan Azaziah

Jummah Mubarak to all you defiant and dauntless Mouqawamists. My supplications today are with occupied Palestine, the most oppressed nation on Earth, and its more than 1,500 hunger strikers rising up in the usurping ‘Israeli’ entity’s dungeons. Over 500 officials of Islamic Jihad have now joined in yet another Revolution of Empty Stomachs from besieged Gaza. A general walkout has been carried out in the West Bank, with schools, business and public transportation shutting down as solidarity spreads. The ’48 Lands will follow any moment now and the long-awaited Third Intifada just may be upon us if any of the starving moujahideen achieve martyrdom, including leader Marwan Barghouti. The Falasteeni prisoners are united, as activists from Fatah, Hamas, the PFLP, the DFLP, Islamic Jihad and the PRC are depriving themselves of food together in full rejection of the Zionist enemy and its barbarity. Their land stolen, their homes destroyed, their culture appropriated, their families broken, their olive trees burned, their weapons taken but their wills and their spirits, their hearts and their souls, UNMOVED. That is Palestine. Continue reading Today’s Jummah Supplications Are With The Palestinian Prisoners On Hunger Strike Across The Zionist Entity’s Dungeons

RIP To Karrada Martyr Dr. Muhammad Mahdi Al-Badry: Iraq’s Culture Of Martyrdom At Its Purest

by Jonathan Azaziah

Do not cry brothers and sisters but rejoice; you are witnessing the Iraqi Culture of Martyrdom at its purest. Say salaam to Dr. Muhammad Mahdi al-Badry who was martyred Saturday night in MossadDaesh’s suicide truck bomb attack on the Karrada district of Baghdad. When Sunday morning rolled around, his wife gave birth to a beautiful, healthy son. Continue reading RIP To Karrada Martyr Dr. Muhammad Mahdi Al-Badry: Iraq’s Culture Of Martyrdom At Its Purest

Israel ‘systematically mistreats’ Palestinian children in custody

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Some 700 Palestinian children per year are arrested and face “ill-treatment” by Israeli forces, according to a new report by a children’s rights group.

In the report, Child Rights International Network said that “during 2014, an average of 197 children were held in military detention every month, 13 per cent of whom are under the age of 16.”

“Arrested children are commonly taken into custody by heavily armed soldiers, blindfolded with their wrists tied behind their backs before being transported to an interrogation centre,” the CRIN report said. Continue reading Israel ‘systematically mistreats’ Palestinian children in custody

Zionist Oppressors Stripping Palestinian Prisoners of Hunger Strike Gains

Palestinian prisoners wait for an opportune moment away from Israeli surveillance to call their parents and reassure them of their well-being in this harsh winter. Palestinian prisoners in various prisons talked about the rights they were stripped of recently by the Israeli prison authorities, and what they plan to do in the next few months in the absence of local and international attention.

Gaza – Taking advantage of the current situation in the Palestinian political and security establishment, the Israel Prison Service stripped Palestinian prisoners of all the rights they had won via individual and collective hunger strikes, some of which were record-breaking.

Since the kidnapping of three Israeli settlers in Hebron, south of the occupied West Bank in June 2014 — and during the recent war on Gaza in July and August 2014 — the Israeli authorities has reversed the previous gains achieved by Palestinian prisoners. Israel added hundreds of prisoners to the thousands already in prison. Scores were subjected to administrative detention, including prisoner Khader Adnan, who launched the hunger strike battle. On January 6, Adnan launched another hunger strike to protest his ongoing imprisonment without being formally charged with any crime. Continue reading Zionist Oppressors Stripping Palestinian Prisoners of Hunger Strike Gains

Criminal Zionist regime arrested 112 Palestinian women in 2014

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Over 100 Palestinian women were arrested by the Israeli military in 2014, an official at the Palestinian Authority Department of Prisoner Affairs said Friday.

Abd al-Naser Farawna, the head of the census unit at the department, said in a statement that there were 112 Palestinian women and girls arrested by Israeli forces in 2014, a 70 percent increase from 2013. Continue reading Criminal Zionist regime arrested 112 Palestinian women in 2014

Arrests, Shootings and Car Attacks: Zionist rampage across Palestine today as Gaza Resistance grows restless

Al-Khalil (Ma’an) — A seven-year-old Palestinian boy from the village of Zif south of Al-Khalil was hit Sunday morning by a vehicle driven by an Israeli settler, causing him moderate wounds.

Locals identified the victim of the incident as Hamada Ali Ayish Qareesh.

The boy was struck by the car while trying to cross a main road. Continue reading Arrests, Shootings and Car Attacks: Zionist rampage across Palestine today as Gaza Resistance grows restless

Genocidal Zionist dragon wounds 4 Palestinians, arrests 15 others including DFLP leader

Four Palestinians including an elderly woman were injured after Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) opened fire on protesters in two separate villages in the occupied West Bank, Ma’an news agency reported Friday, while 15 Palestinians, including a prominent leader, were arrested.

Two Palestinian women, 72-year-old Yusra Mohammed al-Haj al-Abd and 48-year-old Jumana Ahmed Shayib, were injured by so-called “sponge” bullets in the village of Farun south of Tulkarem in the West Bank. Continue reading Genocidal Zionist dragon wounds 4 Palestinians, arrests 15 others including DFLP leader

Israeli prison service starts to punish hunger-strikers

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) – The Israeli prison service has started serious punitive procedures against Palestinian prisoners who recently started a hunger strike in solidarity with cellmates held in solitary confinement.

Issa Qaraqe, a former minister of prisoners affairs and currently chairman of the prisoners affairs committee, told Ma’an Sunday that some hunger-strikers were sent to wards of criminal prisoners, some were ordered to pay fines, others were deprived of family visits and still others of buying from the prison cantina for two months.

The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society said in a statement that more than 30 prisoners have recently joined 70 others who started a hunger strike seven days ago. The move was to exert pressure on the Israeli prison service to end the solitary confinement of Nahar al-Saadi. Continue reading Israeli prison service starts to punish hunger-strikers

Islamic Jihad prisoners illegally held by Zionist enemy threaten hunger strike

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Islamic Jihad-affiliated prisoners in Israeli jails said Saturday that they would go on open hunger strike if Israeli authorities did not respond to the demands of a prisoner who has been refusing meals for over two weeks.

Nahar al-Saadi, 33, has been on hunger strike for 16 days in protest of being banned from receiving family visits and being held in solitary confinement, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Center for Studies said in a statement.

Islamic Jihad prisoners said they would go on open hunger strike if prison authorities did not respond to al-Saadi’s demands by Sunday, according to the Center’s statement. Continue reading Islamic Jihad prisoners illegally held by Zionist enemy threaten hunger strike