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Hamas Executes Traitors PDF Print E-mail

Hamas executes two Palestinians convicted of collaborating with Israel. They were the first executions in Gaza since Hamas took over in 2007. (BBC, 16 April 2010)

Increased Apartheid in Palestine PDF Print E-mail

Israel has imposed a military order which could see tens of thousands of Palestinians deported from occupied West Bank. The order classifies people without the right Israeli paperwork as 'infiltrators'. These military orders increase Jewish apartheid in occupied Palestine.(BBC, 12 April 2010)

Saudi Poetess Draws Anger PDF Print E-mail

A female Saudi poet competing in the United Arab Emirates' version of Pop Idol drew the wrath of Islamists in Saudi Arabia after criticising the segregation of the sexes and blasting fatwas. (BBC, 8 April 2010)

Death Sentence for Fortune Telling PDF Print E-mail

Lebanese man sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia for sorcery and fortune telling. He was the host of a satellite TV programme in which he predicted the future, an illegal act under Islamic law. (BBC, 2 April 2010)

Couple Jailed for Public Kissing PDF Print E-mail

A British man and woman were sentenced to a month in prison with subsequent deportation for kissing in public. (BBC, 4 April 2010)

Jewish Soldiers Killed in Gaza PDF Print E-mail

Israeli tanks advanced into Gaza Strip following clashes with Palestinians in which two Israeli soldiers were killed, the first in over a year. There was also firing from the Israeli navy along the Gaza coastline. (BBC, 27 March 2010)

Mass Arrests in Saudi PDF Print E-mail

101 suspected 'militants' linked to al-Qaeda arrested in Saudi Arabia. There were 47 Saudis and others from Yemen, Somalia, Eritrea and Bangladesh, (BBC, 24 March 2010)

Jail for Text Messages PDF Print E-mail

Steamy text messages resulted in a three-month jail sentence for an Indian man and woman in Dubai. Judges ruled they had planned to commit an extramarital affair; which is illegal in the United Arab Emirates. (BBC, 17 March 2010)

Gaza Rocket Claims Victim PDF Print E-mail

A rocket fired from Gaza Strip exploded in a Jewish kibbutz killing one person.The man is the first to be killed by rocket fire since the Jewish campaign in Gaza last year. Over the same period, 88 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed in Jewish military attacks. (BBC, 18 March 2010)

Jews Mock Murder PDF Print E-mail

An Israeli supermarket chain is using a spoof of surveillance footage showing the assassins of Hamas commander Mahmoud Mabhouh in a TV ad. This is the latest in Israeli pride at the illegal killing as well as showing disregard for the murder. Mabouh was killed by Israel's secret service, Mossad, in Dubai by Jewish agents using fake passports. (BBC, 10 March 2010)

Sheikh Tantawi Dies PDF Print E-mail

Egypt's Muslim scholar, Sheikh Tantawi, died, aged 81, while on a trip to Saudi Arabia. He was Imam of al-Azhar Musjid and head of al-Azhar University. He was buried in Madinah Munawwarah. (BBC, 10 March 2010)

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