BASHAR AL ASSAD: mengimbau KTT Arab untuk secara resmi mendeklarasikan Israel sebagai satu negara teroris
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By Republika Newsroom
Senin, 19 Januari 2009 pukul 19:19:00
KOTA KUWAIT — Israel harus dicap sebagai satu negara teroris karena serangan 22 harinya di Jalur Gaza, kata Presiden Suriah Bashar al Assad dalam satu KTT Arab di Kuwait, Senin.”Negara-negara Arab harus mengumumkan satu dukungan tegas bagi perlawanan Palestina… Saya mengimbau KTT Arab untuk secara resmi mendeklarasikan Israel sebagai satu negara teroris karena kejahatan yang dilakukannya di Gaza,” kata Bashar.
“Gencatan senjata tidak berarti berakhirnya agresi karena pasukan pendudukan masih berada di Gaza,” kata pemimpin Suriah itu dan mendesak “solidaritas Arab… bagi perjuangan kita.”
A senior Hamas official has described the Gaza conflict as a “great victory” for Palestinians.
In a televised speech Ismail Haniya, the Prime Minister appointed by Hamas in Gaza, said: “God has granted us a great victory, not for one faction, or party, or area, but for our entire people.
“We have stopped the aggression and the enemy has failed to achieve any of its goals.”
UNHCR Briefing Notes
Gaza: “The only conflict in the world in which people are not even allowed to flee” - High Commissioner Guterres
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Ron Redmond – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 6 January 2009, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
We have issued a statement by High Commissioner António Guterres calling for strict adherence to humanitarian principles in the ongoing conflict in Gaza, including respect for the universal right of those fleeing war to seek safety in other states.
Although there has been no large-scale movement out of Gaza because of the blockade, Mr. Guterres reminds neighbouring states of their responsibility to provide access to safety for civilians fleeing violence. He said those who are compelled to flee Gaza should be able to do so and to find safety and security in other countries according to international law, and he asks that all relevant borders and access routes be kept open and safe. Noting that right now, this is the only conflict in the world in which people are not even allowed to flee, he says Palestinians who may try to leave Gaza to escape the fighting should not be prevented from doing so.
In his statement, Mr. Guterres also expresses solidarity with UNHCR’s sister organisation, the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which is in charge of providing support to Palestinians and is struggling to carry out its mission in Gaza’s steadily worsening humanitarian environment. He says it is absolutely imperative that the immediate delivery of humanitarian assistance to the civilian victims of this conflict be facilitated, including access from Egypt and Israel.
UNHCR has provided some emergency assistance to Egypt’s Red Crescent Society in case it is needed for the care of any Palestinians admitted to Egyptian territory and we stand ready to deploy an emergency team and equipment to the area as required.
The High Commissioner says he is gravely concerned over the conflict’s heavy toll on civilians, including children, and expresses his profound shock and sadness at the suffering and loss of life. He joins Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in calling for an immediate halt to hostilities.
Story date: 6 January 2009
UNHCR Briefing Notes
Meshaal said that any international monitoring force in Gaza would be treated as an occupation force [AFP]
Sunday, January 11, 2009
17:13 Mecca time, 14:13 GMT
Hamas has said that the Gaza war has put an end to chances of negotiations with Israel, calling on Arabs to pressure Tel Aviv to cease its attacks on the Gaza Strip.
In a televised speech on Saturday, Khaled Meshaal, the exiled-Hamas political leader, said Israel’s offensive on Gaza, which has killed more than 850 Palestinians, had failed because Hamas was still firing rockets at Israel.
“You have finished off the last chance and breath for settlement and negotiations,” Meshaal said.
Gaza’s humanitarian situation has only gotten worse as the war continues [GALLO/GETTY]
Sunday, January 11, 2009
08:28 Mecca time, 05:28 GMT
The Palestinian death toll in the Gaza Strip has risen to 854 and more than 3,650 injured as the Israeli offensive entered its third week.
The air and ground attacks continued on Sunday with Israeli aircraft bombarding different targets in the strip and ground forces advancing further into the outskirts of Gaza City.
Para dokter Palestina dan Norwegia mengungkapkan Israel menggunakan senjata yang dilarang internasional dalam agresinya ke Jalur Gaza. Yang paling mencolok adalah penggunaan “Bom Panas Pembakar” dan bom “Phosphor Putih” yang pernah digunakan Israel dalam perang Libanon terakhir di musim panas tahun 2006 lalu, juga pernah digunakan penjajah Amerika secara meluas saat membombardir kota Falujah, Irak. Demikian menurut koran Inggris “Times” edisi Senin (05/01).