Yrsterday it measured 24. One month ago it read 20.1 AnswerOptical4 years ago
As the man in charge of the so-called reconstruction effort in post-Saddam Iraq, Bremer ordered the disbanding of the Iraqi army and banned members of the Ba'ath Party from holding public office. These measures, critics say, were directly responsible for Iraq's descent into chaos.13 AnswersPolitics5 years ago
Why do Palestinians throw stones on Israeli soldiers and How should Israel treat stone-throwing Palestinians?
Israeli border police have issued a shocking threat to Palestinians in Aida refugee camp, saying, "We will gas you until you die," in an apparent response to stone-throwing.
In a one-minute video of the incident recorded on Thursday by a resident of the West Bank camp, an Israeli border officer speaking in Arabic reads the chilling message over a loudspeaker as an Israeli jeep rolls slowly down the street.
"People of Aida refugee camp, we are the occupation forces. You throw stones, and we will hit you with gas until you all die. The children, the youth, the old people - you will all die. We won't leave any of you alive," the unidentified officer says.
Such an announcement is remarkable in its stated contempt for human life, as well as raising a multitude of grave concerns as to the adherence of Israeli forces to central tenets of international law.”
Badil Resource Centre for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights
"We have arrested one of you. He is with us now. We took him from his home, and we will slaughter and kill him while you watch if you keep throwing stones," the officer continues, referring to a 25-year-old Palestinian who was arrested on Thursday and subsequently released.
"Go home or we will gas you until you die. Your families, your children, everyone - we will kill you."9 AnswersCurrent Events5 years ago
My freind has a US passport . She obtained it because she was born in USA. Now she applied for green cards for her kids. The next step she wants to get them US passport? What documents does she need to do that?
Thank you.3 AnswersImmigration5 years ago
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Palestinians could lose annual U.S. aid if they file a lawsuit against Israel at the International Criminal Court which they joined this month over American and Israeli protests, a senior U.S. Republican senator said on Monday.
Lindsey Graham, part of a seven-member delegation of senators visiting Israel, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, said existing U.S. legislation "would cut off aid to the Palestinians if they filed a complaint" against Israel.16 AnswersIsrael6 years ago
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The "Jewish nation-state" law, already approved by the Israeli cabinet on Sunday and yet to be presented for a vote in the Knesset this Wednesday, will enshrine in statute a situation that has been palpable on the ground for decades. Its discriminatory character, turning a large Arab Israeli minority into second-class citizens and delisting Arabic as an official language, will only confirm the ongoing discrimination that members of this group have been subjected to well before the drafting of the new law.12 AnswersIsrael6 years ago
Twenty-nine of the UN Human Rights Council's 47 members voted in favour of creating a commission of inquiry to look at possible war crimes committed by Israel. Only the United States voted against the resolution, while 17 states abstained, 10 of them European.
The vote was taken after Navi Pillay, the UN’s human rights commissioner, said there is a "strong possibility" that Israel is guilty. The UN council condemned the Israeli assault on Gaza, which it said has involved "disproportionate and indiscriminate attacks", including aerial bombing of civilian areas, collective punishment and the killing of more than 700 Palestinians.
Pillay also accused Hamas and other Palestinian armed groups fighting Israel of committing war crimes with indiscriminate attacks on civilians.
But based on past experiences, will the UN investigation serve any purpose? And could potential war crimes perpetrators be brought to justice?10 AnswersCurrent Events6 years ago
My grand son plans to finish high school in USA. Being a forigner, should he pay tuition?4 AnswersFinancial Aid6 years ago
US President Barack called Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu early Friday. He said Israel has the right to defend itself against Hamas rockets. By doing this, he justified the killing of hundreds of Palestinian women and children by Israeli planes. He should have been more neutral especially that his father is amuslim and hence he should have some sympathy for innocent Palestinians.6 AnswersCurrent Events6 years ago
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed concern about the heavy civilian casualties in Gaza, and on Friday, the UN's top human rights official said the air campaign may violate international laws prohibiting the targeting of civilians.
"We have received deeply disturbing reports that many of the civilian casualties, including of children, occurred as a result of strikes on homes," said Navi Pillay, the UN high commissioner for human rights.12 AnswersCurrent Events6 years ago
my daughter was born in usa and we are now living abroad. I wanted to apply for her birth certificate but the application form limits the mailing address to inside usa only. How can I go about that?2 AnswersImmigration7 years ago
She was an American activist who symapathyzed with Palestinian rights and tried to stop Israel destuction of Palestinian houses. But she was crashed by an Israeli machine while she stood bravely in its face. That happened on 16 of March 2003. I wonder if US government has done any kind of request from Israel in this case.5 AnswersCurrent Events7 years ago