World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


Israel to Build A Wall on the Jordan Valley

“Israel" Intends to Build A Wall on the Jordan Valley, Grabbing More Palestinian Land

Talks of building a new fence in the Jordan Valley that encroaches "several kilometers" into the now occupied West Bank is likely to draw more tension. Israeli Premier Ariel Sharon said on Friday the fence project is currently under consideration, adding that when it is ready, it will be presented to the government for discussion. Such a separation wall would extend beyond so-called Israel's own border with Jordan.

The premier did not say when the Jordan Valley project would be presented but vowed that Israel's so-called security barrier annexing the West Bank would be finished "in a year."

Palestinian chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat said that the fence at Jordan Valley is an apartheid wall, which has nothing to do with Israel's security and it aims at turning our cities, villages, and camps into big prisons.

He added that "Israel" wants to confiscate more Palestinian land, control the groundwater reservoirs, and destroy the economic, social and educational system of the Palestinians. "Israel" went on with the construction despite a UN resolution calling for its halt claiming that it wants to stop Palestinian infiltrators. But so far the wall failed to stop resistance operations.

On Friday 2 Palestinians from Hamas and the Islamic Jihad carried out a resistance operation at a post in Netzarim settlement killing 3 Israeli soldiers and wounding 2 others after Israel launched a deadly strike on the Gaza Strip camps killing 13 Palestinians and wounding 100 others. Another operation injured 3 Israeli soldiers at Kissoufim settlement.

An Islamic Jihad leader Mohammed al-Hindi said, "The most violent strikes that Israel launched against the Palestinian resistance and the Palestinian people were at times when there was a low-profile Palestinian operations. It is clear that when Israel targeted Rafah, there were no operations, and when it rendered more than 1500 citizens homeless, and demolished their homes, there were no resistance operations. So using the kind of logic that the resistance operations prompt Israeli reactions is unacceptable. The real world we're living and the experience have taught us exactly the opposite."

A crowd on Friday gathered to hail the two operations and the Hamas martyr who was killed at Netzarim operation. Samir Fouda knew he was going to get killed, but yet he remained determined to defend his land.

Martyr Samir Fouda said in his will, "My dear mother, forgive me for saying goodbye. I know that it is so hard, but my love fro God exceeds everything else."

His father said, "What drives him to carry out such an operation is the actions that the Zionist Jews are launching against our people, through killing our women, children, elderly, and demolishing our homes."

Ordinary Palestinians marched side by side with the resistance fighters who vowed for more retaliation. Palestinians say that there is no other way to defend themselves.

The sister of martyr Fouda said, "I'm so glad that he carried out the operation and I wish to carry out an operation just like him."

Israel kept up its violent policy, when its occupation forces swooped on a hospital in the northern West Bank town of Nablus early Saturday, arresting a Palestinian from the Hamas movement who was being treated in the intensive care unit. 26-year-old Khaled Abu Hamad was critically wounded along with two other Hamas members late Wednesday when their car blew up in the eastern part of Nablus. All three were critically injured and one died the next day. Hamad was taken to Nablus' evangelical hospital, from where Israeli troops snatched him early on Saturday.

Troops also entered Rafidiyeh hospital looking for the third Hamas fighter but were unable to find him. Another Palestinian was hospitalized in moderate condition after Israeli occupation troops shot him in the back as he was trying to enter Nablus by an alternative route.

About Al-Manar TV

A Lebanese TV station that aims to preserve the islamic values and to enhance the civilized role of the Arab and Islamic Community. Al-Manar is the first Arab establishment to stage an effective psychological warfare against the Zionist enemy.

Political, cultural and social affairs are of special importance o the station's programs. Most important is the struggle with the Zionist enemy. In its course of work, Al-Manar focuses on live talk shows and dialogue programs in which it makes sure to bring out different thoughts and beliefs, in addition to the participation of the viewers in the dialogues.

The Station was licensed by the Lebanese government in 1997.

© Scoop Media

World Headlines


At The UN: Paris Climate Agreement Moves Closer To Entry Into Force

The Paris Agreement on climate change moved closer toward entering into force in 2016 as 31 more countries joined the agreement today at a special event hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The End Game In Spain (And Other World News)

The coverage of international news seems almost entirely dependent on a random selection of whatever some overseas news agency happens to be carrying overnight... Here are a few interesting international stories that have largely flown beneath the radar this past week. More>>

Amnesty/Human Rights Watch: Appalling Abuse, Neglect Of Refugees On Nauru

Refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru, most of whom have been held there for three years, routinely face neglect by health workers and other service providers who have been hired by the Australian government, as well as frequent unpunished assaults by local Nauruans. More>>


Other Australian Detention

Gordon Campbell: On The Censorship Havoc In South Africa’s State Broadcaster

Demands have included an order to staff that there should be no further negative news about the country’s President Jacob Zuma, and SABC camera operators responsible for choosing camera angles that have allegedly made the President ‘look shorter’ were to be retrained... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On A Bad Week For Malcolm Turnbull, And The Queen

Malcolm Turnbull’s immediate goal – mere survival – is still within his grasp... In every other respect though, this election has been a total disaster for the Liberals. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Bidding Bye Bye To Boris

Boris Johnson’s exit from the contest for Conservative Party leadership supports the conspiracy theory that he never really expected the “Leave” option to win the referendum – and he has no intention now of picking up the poisoned chalice that managing the outcome will entail... More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news