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Somalia 2016 HAIA emergency relief

Qurbani for Faiza: How you can help our neediest brothers and sisters

By: Alsou Kurlow Source: MuslimVillage Faiza is a 12-year-old girl living in Somalia. The second born in a family of six, she has spent her entire life in this part of the world, ravaged by war for the last two decades. Apart from the destruction, the war has deprived her of her parents prematurely and now she has to look after her four younger siblings. On a good day, they may be able to afford a meal for either lunch or dinner. And that would be due to the collective efforts of four sisters and two brothers. Literally, it is a life of hand-to-mouth. So desperate is the situation that they can’t even dream of education or decent housing. Their mud and brick home is all they inherited. Her...

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Israel-Palestine Conflict: Is there a no-state solution?

By: Jeremy R. Hammond Source: AlterNet Twelve years ago today, the International Court of Justice issued an advisory opinion at the request of the United Nations General Assembly on the legality of the wall Israel has constructed in the West Bank. The ICJ affirmed that all of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, are “occupied Palestinian territory,” and that Israel’s wall, as well as its settlements, violate the Fourth Geneva Convention. The ICJ’s ruling helps to underscore the prejudicial nature of the discussion about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the Western mainstream media and particularly in the U.S. The media never fail to elevate Israel’s policy aims to...

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West Bank without water in Ramadan as Israel cuts supply

By: Peter Yeung Source: The Independent Israel has cut off the water supply to large areas of the West Bank, Palestinian authorities have claimed. Tens of thousands of Palestinians have reportedly been left without access to safe drinking water during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, a period of fasting, at a time when temperatures can exceed 35C. The northern city of Jenin, which has a population of more than 40,000, said its water supplies had been cut in half by Mekorot, Israel’s national water company. Jenin is home to a refugee camp, established in 1953, which contains 16,000 registered refugees. Ayman Rabi, the executive director of the Palestinian Hydrology Group, told Al...

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