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    Issue No : 71 25th November, 2013

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    Issue No : 71 25th November, 2013

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    Issue No : 71 25th November, 2013

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    Palestinian Cultural

    Organization Malaysia

    Read In This Report

    P 4

    P 12 P13Miles of Smiles Aid Convoy

    arrives in Gaza

    Hamdan: we will take steps to end the Gaza

    blockade

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    Recognition of Jewish state

    implies Okaying ethnic cleansing of Palestinians

    By:Khalid Amayreh

    Abbas: Our talks with Israel ongoing despite settlement

    expansion

    OIC proposes severing ties with countries that recognise Jerusalem as

    Israels capital

    Israels former chief rabbi arrested on suspicion of

    corruption

    UN: Gaza situation worse than before

    P 11Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal Finds Prima Facie In Israel

    Genocide Charge

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    Issue No : 71 25th November, 2013

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    CONTENTS

    News of Palestine

    Articles & Analyses

    Malaysia & Palestinian Cause

    Recognition of Jewish state implies Okaying ethnic cleansing of Palestinians 13

    Israels former chief rabbi arrested on suspicion of corruption 10

    Israel Insider

    Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal Finds Prima Facie In Israel Genocide Charge 11Miles of Smiles Aid Convoy arrives in Gaza 12

    Hamdan: we will take steps to end the Gaza blockade 4 Israeli occupation carries out multiple airstrikes in the Gaza Strip 5Abbas: Our talks with Israel ongoing despite settlement expansion 6OIC proposes severing ties with countries that recognise Jerusalem 7as Israels capital Hunger striker Alaa Hammad is nearing death 8 Boat carrying Palestinian family fleeing from Syria sinks off Greece 9Anti-Prawer protests held in Jerusalem 9

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    News of Palestine

    22/11/2013Political Affair s ofcial in Hamas, Osama Hamdan, stressed that his movement will make efforts and take steps to end the siege imposed for years on the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.

    Hamdan stressed in an inter-view with Voice of Aqsa ra-dio from Gaza that the cruel blockade cannot kill the Pal-estinians and will never de-feat the resistance.

    He said, on the rst anniver-sary of the Battle of the Shale Stones, that Hamas adheres to the option of resistance, which will continue to de-velop itself with time.

    Meanwhile, the United Na-tions has warned against the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip.

    UN Humanitarian Coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territory James Rawley said on Thursday, After 12 months the initial hopes for a signicant improvement on the ground have not been realized.

    The UN ofcial made the re-marks as he visited Gaza to mark the rst anniversary of the Israeli war on the block-aded sliver.

    More than 160 Palestinians killed and some 1,200 others

    were injured in the Israeli war on November 14-21, 2012.

    In fact I am sorry to report that situations for Gazas 1.7 million people is worse than it was be-fore the hostilities a year ago Rawley stated, warning against the fuel and energy crisis in the coastal enclave.

    UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) Robert Turner has criticized the Egyptian military for its crack-down on the underground tun-nels near the border with Gaza.

    The closures of the tunnels has led to a near total collapse of private sector constructions, Turner said.

    In recent months, fuel and elec-tricity shortages in Gaza have worsened as the Egyptian mili-tary has blocked supply tunnels leading into the region. The un-derground tunnels serve as a life-line for the Gazans.

    Hamdan: we will take steps to end the Gaza blockade

    On the other hand, there are warnings of a humanitarian disaster in Gaza caused by the oodwater submerging the streets: not the aftermath of heavy rain, but raw sewage.

    One of the Palestinian enclaves largest waste water treatment plants has stopped working be-cause of power cuts caused by fuel shortages.

    Residents are forced to pass by or through the lthy muck that overows into the streets each time the plant goes idle and the waste goes untreated.

    This is the start of a catastro-phe and unless the world listens to our cries, a real disaster may hit Gaza and its people, said Saad El-Deen Al-Tbash of the Gaza City wastewater depart-ment. This is a humanitarian, not a political issue.

    Source: Agencies

    UN: Gaza situation worse than before

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    20/11/2013Israeli warplanes carried out on Wednesday night a series of airstrikes against the Gaza Strip, leaving dozens of Pal-estinian children traumatised.

    Witnesses said that several sites throughout the Strip were targeted last night by Israeli F16s. Most of the strikes targeted empty areas, but were still close to resi-dential neighbourhoods.

    Palestinian medical sources reported that dozens of chil-dren were rushed to the hos-pital and treated for trauma; however, no serious causali-ties were reported.

    A number of Israeli drones

    continue to y over the Strip and their sound roars heavily in the skies. We have no tranquillity, a shopkeeper said. With their noise, drones spoil our life.

    Hundreds of Palestinian families have already made preparations

    Israeli occupation carries out multiple airstrikes in the Gaza Strip

    to evacuate houses that are near to police and security head-quarters because they fear that the Israeli occupation will soon carry out an offensive similar to the one last year.

    Source: MEMO

    Palestinian Cultural

    Organization Malaysia

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    Abbas: Our talks with Israel ongoing despite settlement expansion

    19/11/2013

    President Mahmoud Abbas said the Palestinian Authority (PA) would never stop its ne-gotiations with the Israeli side regardless of the settlement expansion in the occupied lands of the West Bank and Jerusalem. Abbas made his re-marks during a joint news con-ference with French president Francois Hollande on Monday.

    Abbas afrmed that his authoritys peace talks with Israel would continue for nine months despite what happens on the ground.

    He stated that the current PA-Israeli negotiations that start-ed under the auspices of US secretary of state John Kerry were aimed to stop his au-thority from going to interna-tional organizations for action against Israel in exchange for the release of Palestinian pris-oners from Israeli jails.

    He also conrmed the news reports talking about the resig-nation of his negotiating team, but he said that he still did not decide on its acceptance.

    Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netan-yahu on Monday called on President Mahmoud Abbas to address the Israeli Knes-set and to recognize Jewish

    links to the land of Israel.

    I call on him from here today: lets break the deadlock, Ne-tanyahu said on Tuesday in a special address to the Knesset, in honor of a visit by French President Francois Hollande.

    Come to the Israeli Knesset and Ill come to Ramallah. Get up on this platform and recog-nize the historical truth: the Jews have a nearly 4,000-year-old link to the land of Israel, he said addressing PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

    Meanwhile, Israels chief nego-tiator Tzipi Livni declared a new round of negotiations to be held in few days with PA delegation.

    Livni conrmed that Saeb Er-ekat, who recently announced

    Netanyahu calls on Abbas to recognize Israel as a Jewish state

    his resignation as head of the Palestinian negotiating team, is still in his ofce and he will head the Palestinian delegation at the upcoming meeting.

    Erekat decided along with members of the Palestinian negotiating team to resign in protest against the Israeli governments decision to ap-prove more tenders to build thousands of settlement units.

    Sources in Fatah movement pointed out that Erekat with-drew his resignation after Fa-tah Central Committee decided to continue the negotiations despite Israeli settlement esca-lation and the killing of 14 Pal-estinians since talks resump-tion three months ago.

    Source: PIC

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    OIC proposes severing ties with countries that recognise Jerusalem as Israels capital23/11/2013

    The secretary general of the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation (OIC), Ekmeled-din Ihsanoglu, has indicated that the foreign ministers who represent the organisations member states will discuss a recommendation during their meeting in Conakry to sever diplomatic ties with countries that either recognize Jerusalem as Israels capital or transfer their embassies there.

    According Ihsanoglus state-ment: a special ministerial session on the status of Jerusa-lem will take place on the side-lines of a ministerial meeting in Conakry to discuss the legal