“2. Reaffirms the legitimacy of the struggle of peoples for independence, territorial integrity, national unity and liberation from colonial and foreign domination and foreign occupation by all available means, particularly armed struggle.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Repressive regime of Al Saud relies on torture, abuse
The same sword should cut all these heads. I would line them up in the same order and show them this photo first and tell them "now it's kinda funny." #If I ruled the world.
The repressive regime of Al Saud has always relied on torture, abuse and a heavy-handed approach toward popular demands for democratic reforms, a political analyst tells Press TV.
“There is nothing new about the actions of the regime. It has always relied heavily on torture and abuse and also using a heavy-handed approach against those who demand change and ask for their basic human rights,” said Zayd al-Isa, Middle East expert from London, in an interview with Press TV on Sunday.
“The regime is obviously encouraged by the total and complete silence of the so-called civilized world led by America and by the US administration headed by (President Barack) Obama,” Isa added.
He made the comments on the day when the family members of prominent detained Saudi Shia cleric Sheikh Nemr al-Nemr said he had been badly tortured in jail.
The cleric was attacked, injured and arrested by the security forces of the Al Saud regime while driving from a farm to his house in the Qatif region of Eastern Province on July 8.
His family visited him on Sunday for the second time since his arrest.
His sister said the detained cleric had turned weaker due to a hunger strike he started on July 19 and that signs of torture were seen on his head.
Isa also pointed to the arrest of Sheikh Nemr, saying, “What has happened to their sheikh is a beastly nasty crime against an innocent person who has in a very civilized and peaceful way demanded political change and democratic reform.”
“That is what he asked for on behalf of his people who have been persecuted and been subjected to intolerable discrimination and unbearable abuse.”
On July 13, Saudi security forces in the town of Awamiyah killed an 18-year-old protester during a demonstration held near a police station in support of Sheikh Nemr.
Since February 2011, protesters have held demonstrations on an almost regular basis in Saudi Arabia, mainly in Qatif and the town of Awamiyah in Eastern Province, primarily calling for the release of all political prisoners, freedom of expression and assembly, and an end to widespread discrimination.
However, the demonstrations have turned into protests against the repressive Al Saud regime, especially since November 2011, when Saudi security forces killed five protesters and injured many others in Eastern Province.
2003:The Plan for Genocide in Gaza and Judaization in Galilee-- Israel has made it clear it has no intention of turning Gaza and remnants of the West Bank into any kind of Palestinian state. A senior Israeli analyst stated bluntly in 2002 that Gaza would serve as “the penal colony” of Israel, its “Devil’s Island, Alcatraz.” This Palestinian prison is already completely surrounded by electric fences on land and sea access is blocked by the Israeli navy. A 100-meter strip on the Egyptian border, where Palestinian houses were systematically destroyed, will be maintained and controlled by Israel, and Egypt will be bullied into assisting in the policing of the prison. To activate this plan in full, the settlers had to be moved out of harm’s way. Ran HaCohen wrote in early 2004: “There is thus no reason for Israel to sit inside of Alcatraz, with its endless poverty and water shortage, unemployment and hopelessness; let the prisoners run their own lives while we sit safely all around it and watch the prisoners perish”.
“Every time they have a cease-fire, but then everything comes back: the siege, the closures,” said Wedad al-Jarba, who was at the hospital, where her two-and-a-half-year-old grandson, Maher, was being admitted with a skull fracture. Israel “never agreed on anything real,” she said.
The fact that some two thirds of the hated Jewish Councils (Judenrat) were Zionists, tells us something about Zionism, remembering that Zionists were only a small minority of European Jewry.
In Amsterdam as in Warsaw, in Berlin as in Budapest, Jewish officials could be trusted to compile the lists of anti-Zionist persons and of their property, to secure money from the deportees to defray the expenses of their deportation and extermination, to keep track of vacated apartments, to supply police forces to help seize Jews and get them on trains, until, as a last gesture, they handed over the assets of the Jewish community in good order for final confiscation. They distributed the Yellow Star badges, and sometimes, as in Warsaw, ‘the sale of the armbands became a regular business; there were ordinary armbands of cloth and fancy plastic armbands which were washable.