Warning: file(END) [function.file]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/27/8320827/html/vhosts/newsfrommiddleeast/index.php on line 74
News from Middle East



Contact us







Our mission is to get news and informative comments about all that happens in the hot countries of Middle East, above all facts that no other media reports to people.
We appreciate any contribution and information from and about such countries.



Deprecated: Function split() is deprecated in /home/content/27/8320827/html/vhosts/newsfrommiddleeast/index.php on line 493
 

For the First Time, A Nurse at Guantánamo Refuses to Take Part in Force-Feedings, Calls Them a “Criminal Act” (Andy Worthington) - 24-jul-2014

July 16, 2014 - Reprieve, the legal action charity whose lawyers represent a number of prisoners still held at Guantánamo Bay revealed yesterday that a nurse with the US military at the prison "recently refused to force-feed" prisoners "after witnessing the suffering" it caused them.Abu Wa’el Dhiab, a Syrian prisoner long cleared for release from Guantánamo, who is in a wheelchair as a result of his physical deterioration after 12 years in US custody without charge or trial, told his lawyer Cori Crider during a phone call last week (on July 10) that the male nurse "recently told him he would no longer participate in force-feedings." Dhiab reported that the nurse said, "I have come to the decision that I refuse to participate in this criminal act."....

Deprecated: Function split() is deprecated in /home/content/27/8320827/html/vhosts/newsfrommiddleeast/index.php on line 493
 

The Hollywood-style barbarism behind the 'strategic' killing of Palestinians (Nabila Ramdani) - 24-jul-2014

July 16, 2014 - Beyond the images of dead and maimed children coming out of Gaza, the most repugnant pictures have been of Israelis cheering on the slaughter from a bordering hill. There was a cinema-type atmosphere close to the town of Sderot all last week as, near enough to see the missile flashes and hear the blasts, the excited audience clapped each lethal strike. Successive days and nights of live carnage were accompanied by drinks and popcorn. Danish newspaper Kristeligt Dagblad described the macabre gatherings as 'most closely resembling the front row of a reality war theatre'. Such scenes - which are usual on the so-called 'Hill of Shame' during times of conflict - were replicated across Israel. In Tel Aviv and Jerusalem young people chanted 'Death to Arabs' in between celebrating each murderous attack on their hated neighbours....

Deprecated: Function split() is deprecated in /home/content/27/8320827/html/vhosts/newsfrommiddleeast/index.php on line 493
 

Syria News - July 15 , 2014 (Warning: Graphic Videos) (Local Coordinating Committees of Syria) - 24-jul-2014

July 15, 2014 - By the end of Tuesday, the coordination committees were able to document 60 martyrs including 4 women, 11 children and 5 martyrs under torture: 18 martyrs were reported in Daraa; 13 in Damascus and its suburbs; 12 in Aleppo; 9 in Hasakeh; 5 in Raqqa; 2 in Idlib; and 1 in Hama...

Warning: getimagesize(./uruknet-images/15luglio15-ewglv.jpg) [function.getimagesize]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/27/8320827/html/vhosts/newsfrommiddleeast/foto400.php on line 8
15luglio15-ewglv.jpg

Deprecated: Function split() is deprecated in /home/content/27/8320827/html/vhosts/newsfrommiddleeast/index.php on line 493
 

Lost Voices of Dissent
Israel’s War Echo Chamber
(by NEVE GORDON) - 24-jul-2014

July 15, 2014 -For several days now, some of my neighbours have suggested that the time has come to "destroy them"- meaning either Hamas or Palestinians – "once and for all". The rockets being fired from Gaza clearly do have the effect of raising the level of hysteria within Israel.However, not only have the dozens of Grads been fermenting the spirit of war – government ministers, members of Knesset and leading media commentators have also been consistently pouring oil onto the fire. Indeed, it seems the only vocal criticism against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is that he is too soft on the Palestinians. There is no public debate about the necessity of another war, but only about how punitive Israel should be....

Deprecated: Function split() is deprecated in /home/content/27/8320827/html/vhosts/newsfrommiddleeast/index.php on line 493
 

No exit from Gaza: A new war crime? (Richard Falk) - 24-jul-2014

July 15, 2014 - ....Leaving aside the debate on causes and justifications, the civilian population of Gaza, estimated to be about 1.7 million with women and children comprising 75% of the total, are trapped in an overcrowded war zone with no apparent exit from terrifying danger. Even if families are lucky enough to avoid direct physical injury, the experience of screaming jet fighters attacking through the night, targeting and surveillance drones overhead day and night, sustained naval artillery barrages, not to mention the threatened ground invasion combine to create a continuous horror show. It has been repeatedly confirmed by mental health specialists that these realities act as a trauma inducing phenomenon on a massive scale with prospects of lasting psychological damage, especially to children...


Deprecated: Function split() is deprecated in /home/content/27/8320827/html/vhosts/newsfrommiddleeast/index.php on line 493
 

Barbarism Unleashed: Israel’s Attack on Civilized Norms (By Ron Forthofer) - 24-jul-2014

July 15, 2014 - The following material is excerpted from a column I wrote about Israel’s attack on Gaza in June 2006. This column could have also been written about Israel’s horrific attacks on Gaza in 2008/2009 and in 2012. As long as Israel can continue to commit war crimes with impunity, Israel has no reason to modify its behavior. Excerpts from column about Israeli’s 2006 attack on Gaza:
The civilian casualty toll and the destruction of civilian infrastructure in Gaza is appalling. When will we ever learn that violence only begets more violence? And, sadly, in modern warfare, innocent civilians are usually the primary victims...

Deprecated: Function split() is deprecated in /home/content/27/8320827/html/vhosts/newsfrommiddleeast/index.php on line 493
 

Grandmother Sentenced to One Year in Prison After Protest at US Drone Base (Democracy Now!) - 24-jul-2014

July 15, 2014 - In New York, a peace activist and grandmother has been sentenced to a year in prison for her role in peaceful protests at a base where U.S. drones are piloted remotely. Mary Anne Grady Flores had been issued an order of protection aimed at keeping her away from Hancock Field Air National Guard Base after she participated in an act of civil disobedience there in 2012. Last year, Grady Flores says she attended another peace action, but did not participate, instead photographing it from the roadway, beyond what she believed was the base’s boundary. She was later told the base’s property extended into the road. On Thursday, Judge David Gideon of the DeWitt Town Court sentenced her to the maximum sentence of a year in prison for violating the protection order and fined her $1,000. In a courtroom packed with about 150 supporters, Grady Flores spoke about what she called the four perversions of justice in her case...

Deprecated: Function split() is deprecated in /home/content/27/8320827/html/vhosts/newsfrommiddleeast/index.php on line 493
 

Settlers attempted to kidnap and shoot two young Palestinian children (International Solidarity Movement) - 24-jul-2014

July 15, 2014 - Yesterday in the village of Deir Istiya, two young boys, Hasim Abu Zeed (13) and Hathem Yaser Abu Zeed (9) were attacked by Israeli settlers. Every day Hasim and Hathem’s family have to cross a road, which separates their homes from the village. This puts them in a dangerous position, exposing them to settler harassment and violence. Yesterday evening when they were passing a road to visit a store in the village, a car drove by and dragged the two boys inside. Hasim screamed, causing people to wake in the village, this appeared to unnerve the settlers and the two boys managed to escape into the olive fields, close to their house....

Deprecated: Function split() is deprecated in /home/content/27/8320827/html/vhosts/newsfrommiddleeast/index.php on line 493
 

Gaza families flee Israeli bombing of their homes (Asmaa al-Ghoul) - 23-jul-2014

July 15, 2014 - ...Palestinian Ministry of Health spokesman Ashraf al-Qadra told Al-Monitor that 17 members of the Batsh family were killed by Israeli aircraft when they were bombed in their home, adding that one family member, Zakaria al-Batsh, was wounded and in intensive care.On July 13, Al-Monitor visited the area of the Batsh home, which was turned into a pile of rubble. The search was continuing for five people missing since the evening before....





Warning: getimagesize(./uruknet-images/15ghrtr3yr77.jpg) [function.getimagesize]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/27/8320827/html/vhosts/newsfrommiddleeast/foto400.php on line 8
15ghrtr3yr77.jpg

Deprecated: Function split() is deprecated in /home/content/27/8320827/html/vhosts/newsfrommiddleeast/index.php on line 493
 

The fatal Palestinian trinity (Haneen Zoabi) - 23-jul-2014

July 15, 2014 - There are no concrete military outcomes for what is happening in Gaza. Israel has not eliminated Hamas nor has it obliterated any other resistance forces or liberation movements that seek to break the hold of the occupation. Israel has achieved nothing through its use of excessive military force; through its killing; through its destruction of Gaza. Yet, at the same time, Hamas alone has not been able to prevent Israel from deepening the roots of the occupation, nor has it been able to prevent it from continuing its violence and killings...Indeed, what Hamas has killed is Israel's conviction that it is able to impose a state of occupation without a physical occupier via this trinity. It has facilitated the stability of Israel's grip on occupied Palestinian territory for the past ten years...


Deprecated: Function split() is deprecated in /home/content/27/8320827/html/vhosts/newsfrommiddleeast/index.php on line 493
 

ISIS kills 23 Iranian Soldiers in Iraq (BasNews, Iraq) - 23-jul-2014

July 15, 2014- So far the Islamic State in Iraq and Sham (ISIS) has killed 24 Iranian Quds Soldiers during fighting in Iraq in the last month. According to Iraqi local media, since the start of ISIS attacks in Iraq and Iranian involvement in the clashes, 23 Iranian soldiers have been killed by ISIS with most of them killed in Samarra, a city north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.According to Iraqi media, most of the Iranian soldiers have been killed in cities and towns near the Iraqi Capital, as they are protecting Baghdad and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki from any ISIS attacks....

Deprecated: Function split() is deprecated in /home/content/27/8320827/html/vhosts/newsfrommiddleeast/index.php on line 493
 

Israeli calls for Palestinian blood ring at fever pitc (David Sheen) - 23-jul-2014

July 15, 2014 - Concerned humanists may have hoped that when a group of Jewish Israelis confessed to kidnapping and killing Muhammad Abu Khudair, a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem — forcing him to drink gasoline and torching him to death from inside his body — that top Israeli legislators and rabbis would have been horrified at what their revenge rhetoric had triggered, and seriously scaled back their calls for war.These hopes would have been in vain. In the days since the lynchers were arrested, the anti-Arab rhetoric has continued to ring at a fever pitch. Even as the Israeli army pummels the Gaza Strip with explosives — more than 1,500 tons have been dropped on Gaza by the time of this writing, killing 193 people and wounding approximately 1,200, the vast majority of them civilians — Israeli political, religious and cultural leaders continue to incite sectarian divisions for political profit...

Warning: getimagesize(./uruknet-images/15tel-aviv.jpg) [function.getimagesize]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/27/8320827/html/vhosts/newsfrommiddleeast/foto400.php on line 8
15tel-aviv.jpg

Deprecated: Function split() is deprecated in /home/content/27/8320827/html/vhosts/newsfrommiddleeast/index.php on line 493
 

Netanyahu says there will never be a real Palestinian state (Philip Weiss) - 23-jul-2014

July 15, 2014 - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a press conference in Hebrew in which he stated that he would never accept Palestinian sovereignty in the West Bank because Israel’s security needs are too great in an era of Islamic radicalism. His remarks have been summarized by David Horovitz in the Times of Israel, with limited quotations. "I think the Israeli people understand now what I always say: There cannot be a situation, under any agreement, in which we relinquish security control of the territory west of the River Jordan," Netanyahu said, leading Horovitz to say: "That sentence, quite simply, spells the end to the notion of Netanyahu consenting to the establishment of a Palestinian state." Just Bantustans, what we’ve observed again and again in recent years. ...

Deprecated: Function split() is deprecated in /home/content/27/8320827/html/vhosts/newsfrommiddleeast/index.php on line 493
 

Open letter to Members of the European Parliament (International Anti-Occupation Network and the BRussells Tribunal) - 23-jul-2014

July 15, 2015 ...The failure to protect the ordinary citizens of Iraq, the deliberate harm inflicted on certain communities as well as the gross human rights violations being committed by the Iraqi government’s forces on a daily basis with total impunity have been met with silence. According to Human Rights Watch 255 Sunni prisoners were murdered mainly by militia supporting prison guards in the last four weeks. All detainees must be protected immediately! The reality of the situation is bleak: Prime Minister Maliki has built an authoritarian state where ruthless paramilitary groups such as Assaib Ahel Al Haq have more military weight than the regular army. These sectarian militias are given a free hand to terrorise communities, to commit kidnapping, to torture and to carry out extra judicial killings with impunity. The militias have been carrying out sectarian cleansing in Baghdad against the Sunnis, as reported by the media and NGOs....

Deprecated: Function split() is deprecated in /home/content/27/8320827/html/vhosts/newsfrommiddleeast/index.php on line 493
 

Iraqi Shi’a parties prepare to nominate Chalabi for PM (Hamza Mustafa) - 23-jul-2014

July 15, 2014 - Iraqi lawmakers elected a new speaker of parliament on Tuesday, as Shi’a political parties prepared to nominate candidates to replace Nuri Al-Maliki as prime minister. Iraqi state TV showed footage of MPs congratulating Sunni MP Salim Al-Jabouri, after he was elected speaker of the body with 194 out of 328 votes. At time of writing, it was unclear if lawmakers had also agreed on a new prime minister and president. Incumbent Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki continues to seek a third term in office following inconclusive elections earlier this year, despite widespread opposition from across Iraq’s political spectrum...


Warning: getimagesize(./uruknet-images/15ahmed-chalabi.jpg) [function.getimagesize]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/27/8320827/html/vhosts/newsfrommiddleeast/foto400.php on line 8
15ahmed-chalabi.jpg

Deprecated: Function split() is deprecated in /home/content/27/8320827/html/vhosts/newsfrommiddleeast/index.php on line 493
 

"Israel Targets Civilians, the Casualties Speak Volumes": International Protection Urged for Besieged Gaza (Democracy Now!) - 23-jul-2014

July 15, 2014 - ....The real issue here is whether Israel is going to be held accountable. And so far there hasn’t been any international actors who have stepped forward to say anything to Israel or to do anything against Israel. There haven’t been sanctions lobbied against Israel. There haven’t been any statements. And at the end of the day, it’s going to be simply a question of whether Israel gets tired of continuing to bomb a civilian population. We’ve seen this in the past, when it’s carried out bombing campaigns against Lebanon and also the previous bombing campaigns against Gaza...

Deprecated: Function split() is deprecated in /home/content/27/8320827/html/vhosts/newsfrommiddleeast/index.php on line 493
 

Palestinians in Israel demand war crimes probe for Gaza () - 23-jul-2014

July 15, 2014 - Palestinian civil society organizations in Israel are urging international efforts to investigate alleged war crimes committed during Israel’s bombardment of the Gaza Strip . There are nearly 1.7 million Palestinians with Israeli citizenship, who although they can vote and be elected, face systematic legal and social discrimination and racist incitement. A dozen organizations serving Palestinians in Israel, including legal advocacy groups Adalah and Mossawa Center and the Arab Association for Human Rights, made the call in a statement strongly condemning Israel’s assault...

Deprecated: Function split() is deprecated in /home/content/27/8320827/html/vhosts/newsfrommiddleeast/index.php on line 493
 

Witness to an International Crime: Israeli State Terrorism in Gaza (Ajamu Baraka) - 23-jul-2014

July 15, 2014 - "Protective Edge," the cartoonish name given to the latest Israeli military offensive against the occupied people of Palestine, is representative of the inverted reality whereby the 1.7 million captive and largely defenseless Palestinians in Gaza are the vicious aggressors against the peace-loving settlers of Israel. Similar to the inverted reality in the U.S., where the myth of the innocent settler was created to justify the systematic slaughter of Indigenous peoples, the genocidal policies of Israel are camouflaged by the transformation of its position from an armed colonial invader to one of victim.This repositioning is aided and abetted in the U.S. by a corporate media whose worldview and angle of reporting is framed by the innocent settler narrative...

Warning: getimagesize(./uruknet-images/15israelisoldier_0.jpg) [function.getimagesize]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/27/8320827/html/vhosts/newsfrommiddleeast/foto400.php on line 8
15israelisoldier_0.jpg

Deprecated: Function split() is deprecated in /home/content/27/8320827/html/vhosts/newsfrommiddleeast/index.php on line 493
 

Has Israel appointed a war criminal to probe civilian deaths in Gaza? (Charlotte Silver) - 23-jul-2014

July 15, 2014 - Joshua Hantman, a senior adviser to Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, was invited to speak on the TV program Democracy Now! last Friday, where he asserted: "For Israel, any civilian death is not only a tragedy, but it’s a failure, as well. And we review every single operation and every single strike to see how we can improve."Earlier this week, it was reported that Noam Tibon, an Israeli major-general, will conduct an investigation into the extensive civilian fatalities suffered in the Gaza Strip from massive Israeli bombardment. Since the latest assault on Gaza began eight days ago, the number of those people killed in Gaza has reached more than 190 and continues to grow rapidly, with over 1,200 injured. Eighty percent of those who have lost their lives are non-combatants, including at least 34 children...

Deprecated: Function split() is deprecated in /home/content/27/8320827/html/vhosts/newsfrommiddleeast/index.php on line 493
 

Colonial Experiments in Gaza (by Samera Esmeir) - 23-jul-2014

July 15, 2014 -....Although Gaza is walled off and isolated, it is not detached from the rest of Palestine. The particular forms of confinement, destruction, and experimentation in Gaza are constitutive of Israeli colonial rule. This rule maintains and reproduces itself through the fragmentation of Palestine and the Palestinian people into different population groups—those in exile, in Gaza, in the West Bank, in the Galilee and the Triangle, and so on. The proliferation of Palestinian populations has resulted in diffuse "solutions" to diverse populations—solutions that do not consider the possibility that the very production of discrete populations and separate solutions is the main achievement of Israeli colonial rule. Gazans, like camp refugees elsewhere, have become objects of humanitarian aid. Palestinian citizens of Israel demand equality and the transformation of the state into a democracy with equal rights for all citizens. Palestinian residents of the West Bank are in some sense the recipients of development funds from international donors and business communities, while Jerusalemites seek to strengthen their legal status as residents to avoid their deportation or forced relocation. The siege on Gaza and the experimental wars this makes possible are only the most visible and violent means through which Israel consolidates its colonial rule. ...

Deprecated: Function split() is deprecated in /home/content/27/8320827/html/vhosts/newsfrommiddleeast/index.php on line 493
 

The unfolding lie of Operation Protective Edge (By Idan Landau (Translated from Hebrew by Ofer Neiman)) - 23-jul-2014

July 15, 2014-...The kidnapping and murder of three Israeli youths in Gush Etzion in June 2014 was a boon to the prime minister. This is a harsh statement, but it can be corroborated by what Netanyahu said just two days after the incident, before there was any lead for the resolution of the case: "The incident demonstrates what we have been saying throughout long months: the alliance with Hamas brings about very bad consequences, which run contrary to the advancement of peace between us and the Palestinians." This statement was unfounded. Among the Palestinian public, it was obvious to all that the kidnapping was in fact a test of the alliance and an act that subverted it. As one can recall, even Abu Mazen’s unequivocal condemnation, delivered to the entire Muslim world, a condemnation that furthermore crumbled the shaky unity with Hamas, was not good enough for the Israeli government. Once more, Netanyahu’s office made clear in its response that there was only one thing on its mind – rockets or no rockets, kidnapping or murder, condemnation or whatever: "Cancel the agreement with Hamas." And then, at the beginning of this month, the flow of goods into Gaza was reduced...

Deprecated: Function split() is deprecated in /home/content/27/8320827/html/vhosts/newsfrommiddleeast/index.php on line 493
 

Israel firing experimental weapons at Gaza’s civilians, say doctors (Rania Khalek) - 23-jul-2014

July 15, 2014 - Doctors treating patients in Gaza have accused Israel of using experimental weapons on Palestinian civilians.Addressing reporters at a press conference on Sunday, Youssef Abul Resh, undersecretary of the health ministry in Gaza, said, "Medical teams have registered injuries consistent with those caused by DIME [dense inert metal explosives] and other banned weapons." He added, "Israel has mercilessly targeted Palestinian civilians, leaving many of them with life-threatening injuries and future handicaps." ...DIME munitions were developed by the US Air Force in 2006 and have since been tested repeatedly on the people of Gaza, who have long served as involuntary lab rats for Israel’s weapons industry. DIME bombs contain tungsten, a cancer-causing metal that helps to produce incredibly destructive blasts which slice through flesh and bone, often decapitating the lower limbs of people within the blast radius....

Warning: getimagesize(./uruknet-images/15activestills1405280759an4l9.jpg) [function.getimagesize]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/27/8320827/html/vhosts/newsfrommiddleeast/foto400.php on line 8
15activestills1405280759an4l9.jpg

Deprecated: Function split() is deprecated in /home/content/27/8320827/html/vhosts/newsfrommiddleeast/index.php on line 493
 

Israeli officials call for cutting energy and food supplies to Gaza (Middle East Monitor) - 23-jul-2014

July 15, 2014 -Israeli officials yesterday renewed their calls for cutting food and electricity supplies to the Gaza Strip as a punitive measure against Hamas and the area's residents.Israel's Deputy Defence Minister Danny Danon stressed that it is important to pressure Hamas and the people of Gaza through cutting off electricity and bombing Gaza's power plant and destroying it completely. In a radio interview yesterday Danon called on Netanyahu to cut off the electricity supplies that Israel provides to the power plant, and to prevent the flow of fuel, food and basic goods into Gaza...


Deprecated: Function split() is deprecated in /home/content/27/8320827/html/vhosts/newsfrommiddleeast/index.php on line 493
 

Bloodbath in Gaza: Abnormal becomes normal (Iqbal Jassat) - 23-jul-2014

July 15, 2015 - As world powers watch the slaughter of Gaza's besieged population in deathly silence, ordinary people are shocked at the levels of barbarity displayed by Israel. Gruesome and grotesque to the extreme. Visuals in mainstream media of entire families including little babies being blown to pieces, cannot but move viewers. Their sense of outrage will most certainly have been fueled by being aware that tons of explosives raining down on homes, hospitals, schools and mosques can be halted if world leaders have the guts to pull the rug below Netanyahu's feet....

Deprecated: Function split() is deprecated in /home/content/27/8320827/html/vhosts/newsfrommiddleeast/index.php on line 493

Deprecated: Function split() is deprecated in /home/content/27/8320827/html/vhosts/newsfrommiddleeast/index.php on line 493
 

Syria News - July 14 , 2014 (Warning: Graphic Videos) (Local Coordinating Committees of Syria) - 23-jul-2014

July 14, 2014 - By the end of Monday, the coordination committees were able to document 39 martyrs including 4 women, 5 children and 2 martyrs under torture: 14 martyrs were reported in Aleppo; 9 Damascus and its suburbs; 7 in Idlib; 6 in Daraa; 5 in Aleppo; 1 in Lattakia; 1 in Qunaitra and 1 in Raqqa...

Warning: getimagesize(./uruknet-images/14luglio14-58312774963801148_n.jpg) [function.getimagesize]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/27/8320827/html/vhosts/newsfrommiddleeast/foto400.php on line 8
14luglio14-58312774963801148_n.jpg

continua / continued










RSS 2.0




Version for mobile phones

Simulation of mobile phone




Subscribe to send us your articles