Archive for June 26, 2008
“President Bush, left, with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheik Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, right, during an arrival at Camp David, Thursday, June 26, 2008.”
Prince Salman bin `Abdul-`Aziz is visiting Sweden. Saudi media are insisting that the visit aims at strengthening relations between the two countries. I am sure. He visited the Nobel museum and said that Arab contributions should not be ignored by the Nobel committee. He also asked whether there is a special Nobel prize for beheadings: [...]
“Nine Iraqi civilians were killed Wednesday in two armed clashes involving U.S. soldiers, local authorities reported. The military said U.S. soldiers were fired upon first in both incidents.”
“On the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, DCI/PS releases further evidence that Israeli military forces in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt) continue to abuse, threaten and torture Palestinian children.” (thanks Olivia)
“Israel’s Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) group accused Israeli doctors on Thursday of ignoring what it described as the torture of Palestinian detainees during interrogations.” (thanks Seham)
Israeli occupation forces routinely destroy Palestinian homes and shoot at their civilians. Yesterday, the New York Times carried a medium-sized picture of a broken window of an Israeli house in Sderot (from a rocket that fell.)
On the first day of the war in 1967, the Saudi government announced that Prince `Abdullah, in his capacity as commander of the National Guard, has placed them on high alert and told them to be ready to join the battle “at any point.” I saw that in an issue of An-Nahar.