Palestine – Gazans hope to visit detained Palestinians

GAZA, April 19 (Xinhua) — On Monday morning, Samir al-Bess, 50, and his wife, as usual, joined the weekly sit-in before the headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Gaza City, raising a picture of their eldest daughter Wafa, who has been detained in an Israeli jail for five years.

Al-Bess said he hasn’t seen his imprisoned daughter since Israel imposed a tight blockade on the Gaza Strip in June 2006, adding “I hope I could be able to visit her soon.”

Wafa al-Bess, an activist in Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party, was detained in June 2005 at Erez border crossing between northern Gaza Strip and Israel, as she was planning to carry out a suicide bombing attack by setting off her explosive belt.

Very depressing news.


2 Responses to Palestine – Gazans hope to visit detained Palestinians

  1. Here you go, Satan…

    In 1899…

    Winston Churchill on Islam
    The River War | 1899 | Sir Winston Churchill

    How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy.

    The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.

    A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.

    Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it.

    No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.

    • S Geography says:

      Yep, I understand’s Churchill’s position on Islam. Did he go on a genocide of British Muslims, or give them harsh rights? That’s not true Islamophobia.

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