Thursday, 23 May 2013
13. Rajab 1434
13. Rajab 1434
Official launch of the Al-Quds Foundation Office (Malaysia)
Mln. Ihsaan Hendricks delivering his fiery Dr. Abdul Fattah al-Uwaisi listening
thought provoking speech attentively to Mln Ihsaan Hendricks...
Meeting with the Malaysian Prime Minister (His Excellency, Mohd Najib Abdul Razak)
The al-Quds delegation in serious deliberations with His Excellency, Mr. Mohd Najib Razzak,
Malaysian Prime Minister
South Africa to ban ‘Made in Israel’ label for West Bank products
Minister plans to issue notice after coming under fire from pro-Palestinian group
Young women walk past an Ahava store at the Mamila Mall in Jerusalem. Ahava products will no longer be able to carry the "Made in Israel" label in South Africa. (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90) South Africa’s trade and industry minister plans to issue a directive forcing importers to remove “Made in Israel” tags from products originating in West Bank settlements or produced by Israeli firms in the West Bank.
Israel’s embassy in South Africa said Friday ...
Haneyya: There is no future for occupation on the land of Palestine
GAZA, (PIC)-- Ismail Haneyya, the Palestinian premier in Gaza, has said that Israeli occupation has no future on the land of Palestine.
Haneyya, speaking at a reception for members of aid convoys Miles of Smiles 12 and Ansar 2 after the Friday congregation, affirmed that his government and the Hamas movement would never recognize occupation.
Wael Al-Saqqa, the head of Ansar 2 aid convoy, said that more aid convoys would be sent from Jordan to Gaza.
Several injuries in peaceful marches against settlement in W. Bank
RAMALLAH, (PIC)-- Dozens of Palestinians and foreign activists sustained injuries on Friday afternoon when the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) as usual attacked their peaceful marches against the segregation wall and settlement expansion in different West Bank towns.
A reporter for the Palestinian information center (PIC) said the IOF attacked the Kafr Qaddum march using tear gas grenades, rubber bullets and waste water, although the protestors were peacefully demanding the opening of the main street of the village which has been closed for years.
In Ma'sara village near Bethlehem, t...
Lives of more than 400 kidney patients at risk in Gaza
GAZA, (PIC)-- The Ministry of health in Gaza warned that the lives of 404 kidney patients are at risk because the stock of bloodlines, an essential dialysis machine consumable, is running very low.
In a statement on Friday, Ashraf al-Qudra, spokesman for the ministry, said that the lack of these lines will mean dozens of dialysis machines stopping work and will deny 404 kidney patients the essential treatment they need twice or three times a week to stay alive.
He added that the stock of bloodlines is running out fast because Gaza hospitals treat 150 kidney patients every day, each one of t...
Two Solidarity Convoys Enter Gaza
Thursday May 17, 2012 22:34 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies
Two convoys organized by the International Campaign to Break the Siege on Gaza (ICBSG) with Lifeline Jordan "Ansar 2" and Miles Of Smiles” solidarity convoys managed to enter the Gaza Strip, on Thursday evening, via the Rafah border terminal on the Gaza Egypt border, received a massive popular welcome, and was also welcomed by officials of the Hamas-led government in Gaza.
Convoy members were welcomed at the terminal by delegates of the Palestinian Interior Ministry in Gaza, headed by Ghazi Hamad, and several political...
Violent clashes with Israeli troops on Nakba Day
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)-- Dozens of Palestinians sustained injuries and 10 citizens at least were detained on Tuesday when the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) attacked marches and events marking the 64th Nakba anniversary in the occupied territories of Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Al-Khalil and Ramallah.
Local sources reported that violent clashes broke out in Issawiya area east of Jerusalem and near Qalandiya checkpoint after Israeli troops fired tear gas grenades and rubber bullets to disperse marches of students and citizens held on the anniversary.
In addition to dozens o...
Palestinian patients undergo a dialysis treatment at al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City on February 15, 2012.
Infant incubators, dialysis machines, hematology laboratories, cardiac catheterization units, ICUs, in addition to diagnostic radiology units will be prone to the drug deficiency.”
Ashraf al-Qader, director of Public Relations and Information Department in Gaza’s Health Ministry
Palestinians are in dire need of medical supplies as hospitals in the Gaza Strip are once again running out of medical provisions over Israel’s bl...
British Royals Visit Syrian Refugees on Mideast Trip
Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla visited Syrian refugee camp in northern Jordan as part of a trip to the Middle East.
By Arutz Sheva staff
First Publish: 3/14/2013, 3:46 AM
Britain's Prince Charles (L) and his wife Camilla
Susan Abulhawa moves audience at #IAW2013 public discourse
Azhar Vadi | Cii News & Photos | 14 March 2013
There wasn’t a seat left to sit on as people crammed into the University of Johannesburg’s Council Chambers for a public conversation on, “The Bond Between Palestine and South Africa”.
The event was part of the annual Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) in South Africa that in turn formed part of a global initiative. The key note speaker for the night was Susan Abulhawa, an acclaimed Palestinian author and political commentator. Other distinguished speakers included Mr. Obed Bapela, the Deputy Minister in the office of the South African President.
Mr. Bapela’s also heads the African National Congress’s (ANC) subcommittee on International relations. His contribution was eagerly looked forward to as both Palestinian and Israeli lobbyists in the country have sort to influence the South African government’s position. If the statements by the deputy minister on Wednesday night were anything to go by, the South African government seemed determined to stand by the Palestinian cause.
UN: Syria refugee numbers jump 10 percent in week
March 14, 2013 10:46 AM
A Syrian refugee woman covers her face as U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Antonio Guterres visits Al Zaatri refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria March 13, 2013. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
Israeli Aparthied Week
Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an annual international series of events (including rallies, lectures, cultural performances, music shows, films and workshops) held in cities, communities and campuses across the globe. IAW raises awareness of Israel's apartheid policies toward the indigenous Palestinians and serves to garner support for the non-violent Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel campaign which seeks to bring an end to Israel's apartheid policies and violations of international law.
For us South Africans and our liberation, people of the world mobilized in their hundreds of thousands - if not millions. During the 1980s, they held protests, music concerts, free Nelson Mandela events, lectures, film screenings and a host of other events to raise awareness of Apartheid South Africa's racist policies and to build support for the successful boycott, divestment and sanctions against South Africa campaign. Today, we have the opportunity to "give-back" by joining the international movement in solidarity with the indigenous Palestinian people (and their progressive Israeli allies) against Israeli Apartheid, and participating in Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is one such form of solidarity!
The long era of Al-Jihad against the Crusaders entered a new phase with the appearance of Imad El-Deen Zanki Bin Aqsnaqr, who founded the Zanki State at Mousel and Halab. Zanki was appointed as a ruler of Mousel in 521 H after he had shown great skill and efficiency in ruling the States of Basra and Waset in Iraq. During the holy month of Muharram in the year 522 H, he managed to gain control over Halab. Zanki started to fight the Crusaders, and he defeated them in many battles.
In the seventh expatriation century, the thirteenth century, the Mongolian (Tartarian) threat to the Islamic State started to emerge. The Mongolian tribes were all united under the leadershiof Jenkis Khan and started a huge campaign of expansion. They controlled Manchuria, China and Korea, and they destroyed the army of the Khawarezmia Muslim State in 1221 CE. The Khawarezmia army was the strongest hurdle against the Mongolian expansion to the Islamic world, which had previously triumphed over the Mongolians more than once.
Ayn Jalout witnessed one of the most crucial battles in history on Friday, 25 Ramadhan 658 H (6 September 1260 CE). The Tartars had the logistic and scientific potential to win the fight against the Muslim army. Their advantages included:
• Efficiency and experience gained from the great number of wars they witnessed.
• High morale because they were never defeated.
• They had a large number of fighters and more weaponry.
• The efficiency of their cavalry who knew many advanced fighting techniques such as the thunderbolt method, which was a distinctive feature of the Tartarians.
• They were able to manage well because they were close to the bases of their supplies and support.
• The strategic locations of their army were better than those of the Muslim army.
After his death, Salah El-Deen's successors were fiercely fighting each other--a thing that weakened the Muslims and strengthened the kingdom of the Crusaders in Akka, which was expanding at the expense of the Muslims. The love of power and pleasure, even at the expense of principles and values, was the basic characteristic of some of the Sultans of the Ayoubi State. They made alliances more than once with the Crusaders to help them against their rivals. Sometimes they even offered Jerusalem city to the Crusaders in exchange for help against the Sultan of Sham or Egypt and vice versa!
The Crusaders were very happy with the role they played, but their greed was centred on everyone and everything. But their spring did not last very long.
Although the Tartarian Mongolians were expelled from Palestine and the Muslims crushed them at Ayn Jalout, the kingdom of the Crusaders in Akka kept its control over the coastal area that stretched from Jaffa to Akka. The Sultans of the Mamaleek dynasty took the responsibility of liberating the rest of Palestine till they managed to expel the last Crusader from the Holy Land 30 years after the Ayn Jalout battle.
Dr. Abdel-Haleem E’weis
In order to understand the status of Jerusalem in Islam, one must refer to the basic Islamic sources, namely the Holy Qur’an and the Sunna (the sayings and/or actions by Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him), with their respective supporting text. The Holy Qur’an: There are many verses (ayat) in various chapters (surahs) that give an indication as to the status of Jerusalem in Islam, notably Surah XVII entitled Al-Isra’ (The Journey by Night), verse 1, wherein Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, ascended to Heaven in 621 CE (Common Era).
Europe was very happy with the Mongolian invasion of the Islamic State and tried to coordinate with them against their common enemy. They also tried to spread Christianity amongst the Tartarians themselves. They partially succeeded at first, for it was known that the Mongolian leader Holako had an inclination towards the Nastorian Christians, and his court was full of many of them. His wife was a Christian, too. She played a major role, of which the Church was very proud, in diverting the Mongolian march from Europe. Instead, the march was directed at the Islamic State. Moreover, the Mongolian leader of the Ayn Jalout battle, Katbaga, was a Christian.
The Abbasid Caliphate was established in the East; the Fatimid Caliphate in Egypt, parts of North Africa and Syria, and the Umayyad Caliphate in Andalus. The Crusades took place under these circumstances.
Forty years before the Crusades, the Turkish Saljuks had succeeded in dominating Baghdad and took over the rule under the nominal Abbasid Caliphate. The Saljuks had managed to dominate over larger parts of Persia, northern Iraq, Armenia and Asia Minor around 1040 CE. The Saljuk ruler, Toghrol Bic, dominated over Bain 1055 CE.
The Crusaders whose cities and castles were conquered gathered in the city of Sour. Salah El-Deen Al-Ayoubi was very lenient with them and allowed them to go to that city freely. So they started to send calls for help and received back up and support till they were strong again. Furthermore, Salah El-Deen Al-Ayoubi set free the king Jae in the year 584 H on the condition that he should go to France. Rather, Jae headed to Sour and took the leadership of the Crusaders with the help of the fleet of Biza the Italian. On that occasion, Ibn El-Katheer says, "It was all done because of the mistake by Salah El-Deen to let all those he captured go free. Thereafter, he was full of remorse for what he had done."