Devil Pills Strike Gaza

Gaza residents addict pain killer tablet.

Gaza residents have a vacation on beach

For six weeks, Abu Ahmad like lived in another world. Not in his residence area, a district in Gaza Strip that was attacked by Israel last January. A territory was bombed with white phosphorus shells which can melt human skin and bones.

With Tramadol, this 45 year-old man could forget that he is unemployed could do was sit and drink tea or coffee. Also, he might forget his wife and ten children need humanitarian aids. “When I took it, I felt very relaxed,” said a former driver last Tuesday. Continue reading

Bride from the Gaza Tunnel

She left her mother and job for her husband.

Muhammad Warda and his wife (Der Spiegel)

After waiting for about an hour, Wednesday last week, Muhammad Warda finally met his wife in Rafah, Gaza Strip. May, 23 year-old, rose from a tunnel with her abaya and scarf full of dust and sand. “I was shocked. I felt so bad that she had gone through this ordeal for me,” the 26-year-old guy said.

The spouse engaged in an evening last July. Through Internet and webcam, ten family members of Muhammad were sitting in front of their most prized possession, a computer. “Why are you so red?” asked May to the nervous Muhammad. After asking by their parents, they agreed to wed and smiled at each other. Continue reading

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

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

Haj Ali Akbari: “We Don’t Acknowledge the State of Israel”

For the US President George Walker Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, recently Iran is their biggest enemy. They have also believe the Mullah state is developing nuclear weapons.

Therefore, issues of Iranian nuclear or its democracy has become political commodity in both countries. It wasn’t surprisingly if two US presidential candidates, Barack Hussein Obama from Democrat and John McCain from Republic, have sold issues of Iran to attract American voters. Continue reading

Hamas Leader Attends the Reception of Indonesia’s Independence

Chief of Hamas Political Bureau Khaled Meshaal on Tuesday night attended the reception of 63rd Indonesia’s independence whuch held by the Embassy of Indonesia in Damascus, Syria.

It was the second time for Meshaal attending the same event after last year. “The security measures are very tight,” a source who close with Hamas told Tempo through his cell phone. Continue reading