The Therapy of Islamic Sharia on the Gaza Land

Gaza females are not allowed to show their genitalia on the beach.

Female students in a Gaza school

Slowly but sure, Hamas which occupied the Gaza Strip since mid June 2007 has started to impose Islamic sharia. A day after first early meal, this group ordered female students to wear Muslim clothes, dark blue robes with white headscarf and black or white shoes.

This new rule was issued on the first day of school, a week earlier than the school new year in the Fatah-dominated West Bank. Therefore, the decree has caused girl students are unable to have a fashionable performance. Continue reading

Follow the Brother’s Path

Shalit’s sister enlisted in the army service.

Hadas Shalit

On Wednesday last week was one of the most important moments for Hadas Shalit. Two days before her Gilad Shalit brother’s 23rd birthday, who was kidnapped by Hamas three years ago, she will be enlisting in the army.

Israel has obliged their citizens with minimum age of 18 to take the military service, three years for male and two years for female. But this obligation put into effect for yeshiva students. Continue reading

Gambled Cash Goes to the Jewish Settlement

A US citizen funded the Jewish settlement project from gambled money.

Casino owned by Irving Moskowitz

The gamblers in Hawaiian Gardens perhaps never expect win or lost is not belong to themselves. Their destiny also has impact towards people in East Jerusalem, West Bank, which is thousand kilometers away from the town in southern of California, United States of America.

The Jewish settlers get the advantage from the gamblers, but unfortunately Palestinians face unlucky situation even they have stayed in the holy city for Islam, Christian, and Jew for a long time. Until the present time, Irving Moskowitz who own the casino in Hawaiian Gardens has donated US$ 100 millions to build Jewish settlement. Continue reading

Dilemma for Palestinian Settlement Builders

They work in the Jewish settlements to keep their lives.

Palestinian construction workers

Ask Khalil Muhammad Rabbaya how his feeling to build his enemy’s houses. “I feel like a slave. But I have no alternative,” says the 21 year-old young man yesterday when he waits in front of the entrance gate of Jewish settlement in Maali Adumim, East Jerusalem.

He works there as a builder that caused his emotional reaction. He takes the job to fund his study. He wants to be a journalist. “Everyone in my village works in the settlements,” he says. Continue reading

Respect Your Fasting Enemy

Palestinian children will be allowed to play with toy guns and fireworks in Eid Fitri.

Israeli checkpoint.

Ramadan is likely can change Israeli repressive policies against Palestinians. In this fasting month, Israeli Defense Force (IDF) issued an order that prohibits their soldiers to eat, drink, and smoke in public.

If no Palestinians at the checkpoints, Israeli troops are allowed to eat, drink, or smoke. “This rule to show a high stage of respect and understand,” say an anonymous IDF spokesperson. Continue reading

Suicide Bombing After Second Intifada

About 22 suicide bombings were useless because no enemy was killed except the bomber.

Suicide bombing was popular in Palestine since broke second intifada in September 2000. The peak season in 2002 while happened 44 suicide bombings.

Until the present, there were 120 suicide bombings committed by Palestinians. Around 652 have been killed and 2,267 injured. These figures not included suicide bombers must be died. Continue reading

Ramadan in the Occupied Land

Palestinians in Gaza fast in a very hard situation caused by Israeli blockade.

Live is suffering. For around 1.5 million people in Gaza Strip it’s not only a slogan. They have been living in suffer at least for the last fourteen months.

Israel blockaded in area of 380 square meters since mid of June last year because that region was controlled by Hamas, an Islamist movement which anti-Israel. All borders in sea, air, and ground have been closed, included the crossings of Erez and Sofia (Gaza-Israel), Rafah (Gaza-Egypt), and Karen Shalom (Gaza-Egypt-Israel). The passages of people, goods, and services have been so limited. Continue reading