Release of Al Jazeera journalists held by Israelis

first_img Receive email alerts July 7, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Release of Al Jazeera journalists held by Israelis News to go further June 3, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Israel Reporters Without Borders condemns the detention of two journalists employed by the Qatar-based satellite TV station Al Jazeera, who were aboard the “Spirit of Humanity”, a ship carrying humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip, when it was intercepted by the Israeli navy on 30 June.“Othman Al-Battiri and Mansour Al-Ibbi were aboard the ‘Spirit of Humanity’ as journalists, not for activist reasons,” Reporters Without Borders said. “They must be freed at once.”The ship, which was chartered by the Free Gaza human rights group, was boarded by the Israeli navy at 3 p.m. on 30 June as it was approaching Gaza’s territorial waters and was escorted to the Israeli port of Ashdod (located just to the north of the Gaza Strip). All those aboard, including the two Al Jazeera journalists, were taken to a detention centre near Ben Gurion international airport.“We expect them to be deported in the next few days, but we want a guarantee that everything aboard the ship will be returned to us,” a Free Gaza activist told Reporters Without Borders.The “Spirit of Humanity” left Cyprus on 29 June with 21 human rights activists from 11 countries aboard. They included Mairead Maguire of Northern Ireland, a co-winner of the Nobel peace prize in 1977, and former US Representative Cynthia McKinney. It was also carrying three tons of medical supplies, toys and material for the repair and rebuilding of 20 houses. “The aim of this aid was to circumvent the blockade that Israel has imposed on the Gaza Strip since June 2007 and to symbolically help reconstruction in Gaza following the 22-day Israeli military operation in the territory,” the Free Gaza activist told Reporters Without Borders. IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Organisation May 16, 2021 Find out more News News RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes May 28, 2021 Find out more IsraelMiddle East – North Africa The two Al Jazeera journalists who were arrested on 30 June have been released from Ramleh prison, on the outskirts of Tel Aviv. Jordanian Othman Al-Battiri was freed on 5 June as a result of his lawyer’s intervention and returned to Jordan by the Allenby Bridge border crossing. Yemeni Mansour Al-Ibbi was released this morning.The chief of the Al Jazeera bureau in Israel, Majid Khader, said the two journalists were pressured by the Israeli authorities to admit to entering Israel illegally. “But they did not enter Israel illegally,” he said. “They were aboard the Spirit of Humanity covering an operation heading for Gaza. They were forced to come ashore.”All the people aboard the Spirit of Humanity who were arrested on 30 June after the ship’s interception by the Israeli navy were released in the course of the past two days.——–3 June 2009 – Two Al Jazeera journalists held by Israeli authorities since 30 June WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalistslast_img read more

A bright future on the cards for nine-year-old Afton from Limerick

first_img Previous articleWorld famous German band to compete in Limerick championshipNext articleTraveller halting site dispute escalates as accusations fly at Limerick council Staff Reporter Email NewsA bright future on the cards for nine-year-old Afton from LimerickBy Staff Reporter – March 15, 2017 1014 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Afton Purtill hard at work on her homemade cardsONE of Limerick’s youngest entrepreneurs has shown that creative flair can spark some unusual business opportunities.Nine-year-old Afton Purtill has elevated her love of arts and crafts to launch her very own company, the appropriately named Afton’s Handmade Cards.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A third class pupil at Scoil Dean Cussen in Bruff, Afton has produced greeting cards for every occasion and they are now moving into the public arena as she landed her first order from a local store.“I have always been into making things through arts and crafts and with the help of my mom (Ellen Twomey Purtill), we started making some cards to send to family and friends.“I was thrilled to make them and for them to be sent out for other people to enjoy” the Bruff schoolgirl said.“I commissioned her so to speak,” Ellen told the Limerick Post, “as I thought it would be just nicer and add that personal touch to give a handmade card.“Afton has a real flair for it now and she has taken it on with a real passion.Ellen said that she showed some of the cards to her friends and colleagues, “the next thing I know, people were asking me to get her to make the cards for them too.“That very first day, she got more than 50 orders for cards”.Such is the success and popularity of Afton’s Handmade cards, that she is now supplying shops in Limerick city.It’s plain to see that there is a bright future on the cards for this enterprising nine year old. See her Facebook page Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img Facebook Linkedin Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSAftonAfton’s handmade cardslimerick Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Forum geared at improving SME’s in Dominica gets underway Wednesday

first_img Share Dr. Eisenhower Douglas. Photo credit:iisd.caThe Policy and strategic issues that could be of benefit to small and medium-sizes enterprise development will be explored at a two day forum carded for Wednesday and Thursday in Dominica.Economist at the Ministry of Trade Dr. Eisenhower Douglas says the Small and Medium Size Enterprise Development forum carded for the La Flamboyant Hotel in Roseau is also geared at targeting challenges in the market.He said there is a lot happening in Dominica with regards to the enabling environment for small enterprise development.“But it would be helpful if that was in the form of a policy document that was approved by Cabinet. CARICOM-with financing from the EU has visited five member states looking at those issues and now its Dominica’s turn,” Douglas said.“We are expecting a delegation of three from CARICOM. The way we have structured the program is that someone from the Dominica will speak on the policy and strategic issues and CARICOM will speak from a regional perspective. We have put together a panel of key agencies in Dominica to provide feedback from these presentations,” he explained.The event is carded for the La Flamboyant Hotel from 8:30 am.Dominica Vibes News 25 Views   no discussions Share LocalNews Forum geared at improving SME’s in Dominica gets underway Wednesday by: – January 17, 2012center_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweetlast_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Fall To Lady Trojans On The Diamond

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs hosted The East Central Lady Trojans Monday night in what proved to be a hot hitting night for the Trojans. The Bulldogs left 8 runners in scoring position while only getting 1 run across the plate.  2 big innings in the 2nd and 6th inning was all the Trojans needed to put the game away 11-1.Key performers for the Bulldogs were Whitney Axsom, Sarah Meyer and Ellie Waechter going 2-3.Bulldogs are now 5-15 overall, 2-9 in conference play. They will travel to North Decatur for a non conference match up!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Todd Reed.last_img read more