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Qassam member martyred in a mission

Al Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas movement, mourned at dawn on Wednesday December 23rd, 2009, one of her members who was martyred while performing a jihadi task in As-Sabra neighborhood in the middle of Gaza city. The Brigades confirmed in a military communiqué issued on Wednesday December 23rd, 2009, the martyrdom of the mujahed Mohammed Abu Hashim was…

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3rd int’l charity convoy nears Gaza

The third international convoy, known as the “Viva Palestina,” destined for the Gaza Strip has arrived in Jordan through Syria. The Lifeline 3 charity convoy containing 210 trucks laden with basic food items and medical supplies was welcomed by the Secretary General of the Jordanian Hashemite Charity Authority Ahmad Amyan who represented Prime Minister Samir Rifai on Tuesday. The convoy,…

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Larijani: Iran redy to enrich uranium to %20

Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says Iran will start enriching uranium to a level of 20 percent if the Western side keeps refusing to sell the country’s needed fuel. “We intended to buy fuel to supply fuel for the Tehran research reactor but if they do not want to sell fuel to us, we will enrich uranium,” Larijani told reporters in…

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Meshaal: Egypt’s wall equals war on Gaza

The head of Hamas political bureau, Khaled Meshaal, says the construction of an enormous metal barrier by Egypt equals a new war against Gazans. In a statement televised by Al-Quds satellite channel, Meshaal echoed remarks made by United Nations Relief and Works Agency Commissioner-General Karen Abu Zaid, describing the wall as more dangerous than the Bar Lev Line. Israel built…

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France warning to stop Al Aqsa TV

Zionist media sources said that the Zionist lobby in France pressure on the French government to stop the transmission of Hamas TV channel, Al Aqsa. The sources pointed out that the French Government issued a warning to the company that owns the satellite “Eutelsat” to stop broadcasting Al-Aqsa TV. The French government stressed, in a letter to the company, that…

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Iran rules out US Senator Kerry’s visit

A senior Iranian lawmaker says Tehran does not take rumors of US Senator John Kerry’s proposed visit to Tehran seriously. The American bimonthly, Foreign Policy magazine on Friday reported that Kerry had “offered” to travel to the Iranian capital to broker “a last-ditch agreement” with Tehran over its nuclear program. “American senators have time and again wanted to visit Tehran…

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US says year-end deadline on Iran ‘very real’

After the Iranian president rejected a deadline set by the United States for diplomatic measures on the country’s nuclear case, the White House moved to warn that the deadline is “very real.” Speaking in the central Iranian city of Shiraz on Tuesday, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the West can “impose as many deadlines as they want on us, we don’t…

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The steel wall is a mass punishment

Dr. Ahmed Bahr, the first deputy speaker of the Palestinian legislative council (PLC), stated Tuesday that the building of the steel wall on the Palestinian-Egyptian borders is part of the policy of mass punishment imposed on the Gaza Strip. Dr. Bahr told a news conference held in his office that this wall gives negative indicators about intentions to wage a…

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China opposes new sanctions on Iran

After France floated the idea of tougher sanctions against Iran, China rejects the push, saying more efforts should be made to reach a breakthrough regarding the country’s nuclear issue. French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said Monday that the international community has no other choice than to impose new sanctions on Iran over the country’s nuclear program. Reacting to the stance,…

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Ahmadinejad: US bound to fail in ME

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the US will definitely fail in the Middle East, as the regional nations will not allow it to dominate the region. Addressing people in the southern city of Shiraz on Tuesday, President Ahmadinejad said Iran strongly opposes US plans to spread its dominance in the region. “The problem is that the US seeks to dominate…

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