30 octobre 2011

Netanyahu to Gaza militants: Israel's policy is kill or be killed

            Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel had no choice but to retaliate when faced with attack, and would stop "every attempt to fire against Israel and anyone who fires anyway". Netanyahu told ministers gathered for a special cabinet session in Safed that Israel's defense policy was based on two principles: "Kill or be killed" and "He who harms you should bear the blood on his head". "I suggest Hamas, Jihad and the other organizations not test our... [Lire la suite]
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30 octobre 2011

Assad warns West: Interference in Syria will burn Mideast

          Syrian President Bashar Assad warned on Sunday that Western interference in his country could cause an "earthquake" that would "burn the whole region" and transform the country into "another Afghanistan." "Syria is the hub now in this region. It is the fault line, and if you play with the ground you will cause an earthquake," said Assad in an interview with the Sunday Telegraph. "Do you want to see another Afghanistan, or tens of Afghanistans?" His comments come after protesters... [Lire la suite]
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30 octobre 2011

11 rockets fired at southern Israel overnight, early Sunday

            At least 11 rockets and mortar shells were fired at southern Israel overnight and early Sunday morning as reports emerged of imminent cease-fire. Most of the projectiles landed in open territory while the Iron Dome system intercepted two Grad rockets fired at Ashdod. On Saturday, at least 27 rockets were fired at the south. Moshe Ami, 56, a father of four from Ashkelon was killed by a rocket that hit the southern city. Beersheba residents woke up at 3:30 am Sunday as... [Lire la suite]
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29 octobre 2011

Over 20,000 demand social justice in Tel Aviv rally

           In wake of the escalation in the South that led to the cancellation of the social protest rally in Beersheba, over 20,000 people gathered in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square on Saturday night to renew their call for social justice in Israel. According to the movement’s leaders, “The situation in the south should not make us change our demand for social justice.” One of the leaders, Stav Shaffir, said, “We are again marching while there is fire in the south. Rallies have been... [Lire la suite]
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29 octobre 2011

'Neighbor's car saved me'

           The state-mandated precautions have minimized the casualties and damage that could have been caused in the recent onslaught of rockets on the south, but several residents claimed that it were the unlikely coincidences that saved them. In Ashdod, cars were destroyed, apartment windows were shattered and holes in an apartment building's exterior bore testimony to the Grad rocket that hit on Saturday. New brickwork has already replaced the crater carved by an explosion in a... [Lire la suite]
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29 octobre 2011

Gaza: 5 terrorists killed in IDF strike

            At least five terrorists were killed and 11 others were wounded Saturday after the Air Force struck an Islamic Jihad cell in the Gaza Strip Saturday, Palestinian sources said. One of those killed in the attack is a senior commander in the al-Quds Bridages, the Islamic Jihad's military wing. Military officials said the killed terrorists were members of a cell that fired a Grad rocket at Israel earlier this week. The IDF and Shin Bet joined forces in the strike, which... [Lire la suite]
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28 octobre 2011

Abbas: Arab world was wrong to reject 1947 Partition Plan

            Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Friday in an interview with Channel 2 that the Arab world erred in rejecting the United Nations' 1947 plan to partition Palestine into a Palestinian and a Jewish state. Arabs made a "mistake" by rejecting a 1947 U.N. proposal that would have created a Palestinian state alongside the nascent Israel, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said in an interview aired on Friday. Palestinian leaders have always insisted that General... [Lire la suite]
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25 octobre 2011

Hundreds of Tunisians protest over alleged fraud in first Arab Spring election

           About 400 people protested in the Tunisian capital on Tuesday, alleging that the Islamist Ennahda party and other groups had used fraud to win votes in Sunday's election. Unofficial results indicate that Ennahda won the biggest share of the votes in the election, which was 10 months after Tunisia set in motion the "Arab Spring" uprisings by ousting its autocratic president. The protesters gathered outside a building used by the commission overseeing the vote, where they were... [Lire la suite]
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25 octobre 2011

Turkey requests aid from Israel for first time since struck by devastating earthquake

              For the first time since a massive earthquake struck Turkey's east, Ankara has asked Israel for aid on Tuesday, after rejecting several offers by top Israeli officials in the last two days. On Monday, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan rejected an aid offer by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a phone conversation between the two leaders, representing the second such rejection since a 7.2 magnitude quake struck Turkey. On Sunday, despite the... [Lire la suite]
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25 octobre 2011

Palestinians: Lieberman's remarks are an explicit threat on Abbas' life

          Comments by Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman urging the replacement of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas represented a direct threat on Abbas' life, an official Palestinian Authority letter addressed to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday. On Monday, Lieberman severely criticized the Palestinian president, telling reporters that it would be a "blessing" if Abbas were to resign. "If there is one obstacle that should be removed immediately, it is [Abbas]," he said.... [Lire la suite]
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