Archive for May 17th, 2021

17/05/2021

“Rohingya Delivering Messages for Rohingya, to Rohingya. This Is How We Dreamed to Have a Film School”

Human Wrongs Watch

By Faruque Mohammed, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh*

The film school Rohingya refugee Faruque Mohammed co-founded is now delivering COVID information to refugee settlements in Cox’s Bazar.

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Faruque Mohammed in Kutupalong camp, Cox’s Bazar. Faruque founded Omar’s Film School with his brother in early 2020.© Mohammed Kasim

17/05/2021

Gaza: IDF Kills Palestinians, Countless Children, by Air Bombardments

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Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate – TRANSCEND Media Service*

In Belfast, N Ireland, this afternoon hundreds of young people walked to support the people of Gaza and protest the barbaric actions of the Israeli military that continue with air strikes, bombing and killing Palestinian civilians in Gaza.

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Mairead Corrigan Maguire

The youngsters also condemned the storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque by Israeli occupation forces wounding hundreds of Muslim worshipers.

These violations add to the myriad Israeli crimes against the Palestinians over decades.

Israel is an Apartheid State that continues with a policy of Ethnic Cleansing of the Palestinian people.

These latest barbaric cruel actions by the Israeli Defense Forces are another breach of international law that must be condemned and stopped immediately.

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17/05/2021

Egypt: How Families in a Remote Village Built a Community School

Human Wrongs Watch

By Amina Al-Korey*

Lessons on securing education for girls and boys alike from a World Food Programme-backed initiative
Five of Mahmoud's children sit in the back of a pickup truck on their way to the town centre.
Mahmoud’s children on a pickup truck rented for weekly shopping trips to town. Photo: WFP/Egypt

(WFP)* — Mahmoud Ibrahim is one of the 300 people living in the desert village of Mogama’a Ibrahim — a remote community in Egypt’s north-western coastal governorate of Marsa Matrouh.

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17/05/2021

To Stay or to Go: One of the Toughest Decisions a Yemeni Can Make

A displaced person standing in front of a shelter that he is helping to construct in Yemen. Photo: IOM 2021/Majed Mohammed
17/05/2021

The Devastating Gun Battle in Gaza Is Being Fought in an Uneven Killing Field

Human Wrongs Watch

UNITED NATIONS, May 17 2021 (IPS)* – In most civil wars and military conflicts across the politically-volatile Middle East, including in Syria, Yemen and Palestine, the ongoing battles are being fought not on a level playing field but on an uneven killing field.

Escalated hostilities in the Gaza Strip have resulted in heavy casualties and large-scale displacement. More than 50 children have been killed in the current crisis in the Middle East, a senior UN official, said May 15. Credit: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

And it is more so in the current fighting between Israelis and Palestinians, described as a “Middle East carnage” where children are among the civilians killed in airstrikes. The fighting is largely a battle of weapons: sophisticated US-supplied state-of-the-art fighter planes vs home-made rockets and mortars.

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17/05/2021

No Matter How Powerful Israel’s Military Becomes, It Still Can’t Win

Human Wrongs Watch

By Paul Rogers*

The conflict with Palestinians that has exploded again is a constant threat that even the most advanced weaponry can’t assuage
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15 May 2021 (openDemocracy)* — Israel is the most powerful state in the Middle East. Its military forces may not match the likes of Egypt or Turkey in numbers, but the might of its training, equipment, technologies and nuclear weapons make it unassailable.

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