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Call for creation of united nations war crimes commission

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War on Gaza: 

Call for creation of United Nations War Crimes Commission

 Vienna, 8 January 2009

 I.P.O. Information Service

 In a statement issued today, the President of the International Progress Organization, Dr. Hans Koechler, called upon the United Nations Organization to establish a War Crimes Commission with the mandate to investigate war crimes and crimes against humanity committed on the territory of occupied Gaza (Palestine), to record them and help prepare indictments in conformity with the mandatory provisions of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War of August 12, 1949 (Fourth Geneva Convention).

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Eid message from the media review network

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Fasting during the month of Ramadhaan is a form of worship and prayer which allows Muslims a form of intercourse with Allah (SWT) in which his/her world and the self are absolutely denied. The human personality is dissolved; it disappears and is absorbed in the infinite unity of Allah Rab-ul-Izzat. This interaction with Allah Almighty is designed to bring the believer abundant spiritual enlightenment. We pray that Muslims throughout the world have experienced this closeness and that this bonding finds expression beyond this Holy Month.

The restrictions of Ramadhaan and the expansion of our relationship with our Creator should not end abruptly with the sighting of the new moon; this signifies the beginning of the month of Shawwal and the day of Eid- ul- Fitr on the 1st. This day of celebrations, festivities and extravagance is also a day of thanksgiving.

The believing men and women are reminded that while we celebrate the day of Eid-ul-Fitr, there are millions of Muslims all over the world who will be observing this day while under the yolk of oppressive, discriminating and unrelenting regimes. We remember all of them in our prayers.

Glory be to Allah. Praise be to Allah. Allah is most high.

We wish all Muslims a pleasant and joyous day of Eid-ul-Fitr

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Rabbi tells erdogan no peace without hamas

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By Khalid Amayreh in occupied Palestine

A prominent  rabbi from a settlement in the West Bank has informed Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan that there can be no  real peace in occupied Palestine or the wider Middle East without the involvement of Hamas, the Islamic Palestinian liberation movement.

The Rabbi, Menahem Fruman, met with Erdogan in Istanbul a few weeks ago. Fruman believes that since Hamas more or less represents Islam, there can be no lasting peace between Jews and Muslims without recognizing the central role of Islam in peace-making in the region and the world at large.

The rabbi  also believes that since Jews lived a good part of their history under Islam in peace, there is no reason why they can’t have the same experience again. Fruman said  he emphasized to Erdogan that all current peace efforts, led by the United States,  were doomed to failure since people who really represent the Palestinian people, namely the Hamas movement, were not involved in the process.

Fruman, who lives at the settlement of Tkeou near Bethlehem, added that any peace deal that ignores the centrality of Islam in the region wouldn’t succeed in the long run. "I think Jews have to make peace with Islam first and foremost. Peace with secular forces in the Arab world would lead to nowhere. Only peace with Islam would be genuine and long-lasting."

The rabbi added that Erdogan agreed with him that without the involvement with Hamas in peace talks, the entire peace process would be dubious and fruitless. Fruman had met with prominent Palestinian leaders such as the late PLO leader Yasser Arafat and Martyr Ahmed Yasin, the late leader of Hamas, who was murdered by Israel more than 6 years ago.


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