Enemy of light I shall not compromise -(Samih Al-Qasim)

News of the Day

Official: UNCTAD report holds Israel responsible for deterioration of Palestinian economy

WAFA
September 14, 2019
Economy Minister Khaled Ossaili today said the recent report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is a living proof of the responsibility of the Israeli occupation for the rapid deterioration in the Palestinian economy.

He said Israel continues to block production inputs and imposes a control system that undermines the possibility of developing the national economy as well as denying access to reach and invest in the Palestinian territory which is rich in natural resources.

“UNCTAD warning of the imminent collapse of the Palestinian economy is an additional document in condemning the occupation for its violations, arbitrary policies and control of our national economy along with the restriction on the movement of people and goods and the suffocating blockade imposed by Israel on the Gaza Strip,” he said in a statement. More . . . .

UNCTAD: Palestinian socioeconomic crisis now at breaking point

WAFA
September 14, 2019
Economy Minister
Khaled Ossaili today said the recent report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is a living proof of the responsibility of the Israeli occupation for the rapid deterioration in the Palestinian economy.

He said Israel continues to block production inputs and imposes a control system that undermines the possibility of developing the national economy as well as denying access to reach and invest in the Palestinian territory which is rich in natural resources.

“UNCTAD warning of the imminent collapse of the Palestinian economy is an additional document in condemning the occupation for its violations, arbitrary policies and control of our national economy along with the restriction on the movement of people and goods and the suffocating blockade imposed by Israel on the Gaza Strip,” he said in a statement.  More . . . .

UNCTAD: Palestinian socioeconomic crisis now at breaking point

WAFA
September 14, 2019 –
The fiscal standoff with Israel may lead to a collapse of Palestinian finances, and environmental degradation is placing a health burden on the population, says new report.

Suffering is deepening in Palestine as its economy continues to deteriorate and rising poverty levels and increasing environmental degradation exact a heavy toll, according to the latest UNCTAD report on its assistance to the Palestinian people. More . . . .

Archbishop Atallah warns against taking over Orthodox real estate in Hebron Gate

Al Hourriah
September 14, 2019
Atallah Hanna, the archbishop of Sebastian Roman Orthodox, stated today that the ancient Orthodox real estate in the area of ​​Hebron Gate is under serious threat, and that extremist settlers may seize these properties at any time. “We might witness the same scenario of the building of Saint John the Beloved in the Old City, to which the settlers were allowed years ago, again here in Hebron Gate.”

“This is a new and renewed calamity targeting our ancient Orthodox estates in Jerusalem. The seizure of Hebron Gate and its buildings means further weakening, and marginalising Christian presence in Jerusalem,” he declared.   More . . . .

Great Return March: 55 Palestinians Injured By IOF

Days of Palestine
September 13 2019
At least 55 Palestinians were injured today by live bullets and many others by rubber-coated rounds as Israeli forces attacked thousands of protesters taking part in the weekly Great March of Return at Gaza border.
The Ministry of Health reported that The Israeli Forces shot  55 Palestinian non-violent protesters, twenty- nine (29 )were wounded with live ammunition, east of Gaza Strip in the 74 th Friday of the GMRBS.  MORE . . . .

Poem of the Day

“I  MAY  LOSE  MY  DAILY  BREAD,”  BY  SAMIH  AL-QASIM
I may lose my daily bread, if you wish
I may hawk my clothes and bed
I may become a stonecutter, or a porter
Or a street sweeper
I may search in animal dung for food
I may collapse, naked and starved
Enemy of light
I will not compromise
And to the end
I shall fight.
You may rob me of the last span of my land
You may ditch my youth in prison holes
Steel what my grandfather left me behind:
Some furniture or clothes and jars,
You may burn my poems and books
You may feed your dog on my flesh
You may impose a nightmare of your terror
On my village
Enemy of light
I shall not compromise
And to the end
I shall fight.

“Poems of Resistance: 7 Poems for Palestine.” SCOOP  WORLD  INDEPENDENT  NEWS. January 2011.

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