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February 29, 2008

37 Palestinians Killed by Israeli Terrorist Attacks, Including 8 Children, Israeli Deputy Defence Minister Matan Vilnai Threatens Gaza with a Bigger "Holocaust"

17 Iraqis Killed in Attacks, Including 6 Executed by Death Squads, According to February 29, 2008 News Reports

Blast in NW Pakistan kills 24 people

Nobel prize winner Joseph Stiglitz: Iraq war to cost at least $3 trillion

U.S. prison population hits new high:  2.3 million Americans behind bars

February 28, 2008

28 Iraqis Killed in War Attacks, 18 Turkish Soldiers Killed in Northern Iraq, According to February 28, 2008 News Reports

Israeli Occupation of Palestine:

28 Palestinians Assassinated in Gaza by Israeli Occupation Froces, Including 8 Children and a 5-Month-Old Baby

6 Palestinians Killed, including a child, during Israeli air attacks on Gaza today, death toll reaches 18

2 Palestinian resistance fighters killed in Balata refugee camp, 10 kidnapped in Ramallah and Jenin

Olmert threatens to assassinate Hamas political leaders

Gaza water corporation warns of water contamination because of lack of disinfectants

February 27, 2008

Wolfgang Schaeuble Calls for Republication of Cartoons, Omar Al-Bashir Calls for An Overall Muslim Boycott of Denmark, Muslim Protests in Khartoum Denouncing Danish Unprovoked Aggression

13 Iraqis Killed, Including Shihab Al-Tamimi and 10 Others Executed by Death Squads, According to February 27, 2008 News Reports

Obama and Clinton Clash Over Issue in the Ohio Debate

Dmitry Medvedev Enjoys 73% Support Among Voters in Russian Presidential Election, Vows to Stick to Putin's Policy

Israeli Occupation of Palestine:

12 Palestinians, Including 3 Children, Killed by Israeli Assassination Air Raids, One Israeli Killed in Retaliation

Palestinian Activist Assassinated, 3 Injured and Abducted by an Israeli Death Squad in Nablus

Israeli Occupation Forces Kidnap 17 Palestinians in the West Bank, Raid Al-Fari'a, Siege Tulkarem

Israeli occupation soldiers abuse Hebron resident, demanding he dance naked

UNRWA: Four out of each five Palestinian refugees live below poverty line

February 26, 2008

35 Iraqis Killed, Most Government Soldiers, 4 Executed by Death Squads, According to February 26, 2008 News Reports

Obama broadens support among Democrats, endorsed by Chris Dodd, praised by Luis Farrakhan

Condy Rice in Beijing: China, U.S. agree to step up constructive, cooperative relations

Crude oil prices set new record high $100.88 on supply concerns

Israeli Occupation of Palestine:

Israeli occupation forces kill a Palestinian farmer in Khan Younis, kidnap 8, Terrorize Bethlehem, Nablus, Jenin, and Hebron

Israeli occupation forces confiscate land and property of two Islamic charities in Hebron

Cost Rica Decides to Recognize Palestine as a State, Israelis Angry

February 25, 2008

2 US Soldiers, 42 Iraqis Killed in War Attacks, Including 13 Executed by Death Squads, According to February 25, 2008 News Reports

Mindanao rallies call for ouster of US troops and GMA

Chinese envoy: China to provide more humanitarian aid to Darfur

Cuba's new leader, Raul Castro, promises change to make the country stronger

OPEC oil price hits new weekly record of $92.97  

Israeli Occupation of Palestine:

4 Palestinians Killed by Israeli Air Strikes on Gaza Strip, 15 Kidnapped in the West Bank

A human chain in Gaza, in protest of the Israeli siege, 50 protesters detained

Palestinian Professor Issam Al-Ashqar released after health deterioration due to two years in Israeli occupation detention without charges

February 24, 2008

120 Iraqis Killed in War Attacks, Including 50 in an Al-Iskandariya Blast, 62 Executed by Death Squads in Diala, According to February 24, 2008 News Reports

Israeli Occupation of Palestine:

Protests and Turning Lights Off in 90 Cities Worldwide in Solidarity With Gaza, Calling for an End to the Israeli Siege

Israeli Occupation Forces Raid Qabatiya, Confiscate Land in Hebron, Close Huwwara Checkpoint, Isolate Nablus, Kidnap Palestinian Travelers

Palestinian Journalist Khalid Amayreh Summoned for Interrogation by the PA Intelligence

February 23, 2008

41 Iraqis Killed in War Attacks, Including 3 Executed by Death Squads, According to February 23, 2008 News Reports

3 Palestinian Killed of Israeli Missile Attack on Beit Hanoon,100 Injured While Protesting Israeli Land-Grab, Apartheid Wall in Bethlehem and Nablus, Five kidnapped

Protests on Saturday in 30 countries against the Israeli  siege of Gaza Strip, immediate measures needed

February 22, 2008

US Soldier, 17 Iraqis Killed in War Attacks, Including 2 Executed by Death Squads, According to February 22, 2008

Turkish army launches ground incursion into Iraq, meets PKK resistance

Israeli Occupation of Palestine:

2 Palestinians Killed by Israeli Occupation Forces Air Strike on Al-Maghazi, 4 Injured Including 2 Children While Protesting Apartheid Wall, 10 Kidnapped in the West Bank

UK Arms Exports to Israel Breach International Law for Internal Usage to Repress the Palestinian People, Court Appeal

Palestinian Village of Nu'aman Cut Off by the Illegal Israeli Land-Grab, Apartheid Wall Near Bethlehem

Historic Supreme Islamic Council Building in Occupied Jerusalem Demolished by Israeli Occupation Government

Israeli Occupation Government Denies Palestinians the Right to Build on their Own Lands, While Allowing Illegal Israeli Settlement Activities to Continue

February 21, 2008

2 US Soldiers, 21 Iraqis Killed in War Attacks, Massrour Barzani Arrested in Vienna for Assassinating Kurdish Dissident Kamal Seyed Qader, According to February 21, 2008 News Reports

McCain Was Involved in Romantic Relationship with Telecommunications Lobbyist Vicki Iseman, Says Former Adviser John Weaver

Putin hosts CIS states leaders before summit

US Embassy in Belgrade Set on Fire by Serbian Rioters

Pakistan's PPP and PML-N to form coalition government, neither Nawaz Sharif nor Asif Zardari to be prime minister

Israeli Leaders Threaten Wars Against Syria, South Lebanon, and Gaza Strip Soon

Israeli Occupation of Palestine:

Israeli occupation forces open fire at a school in Rafah, at citizens in Nablus, kidnap 23 Palestinians in the West Bank

US rejects call for unilateral Palestinian declaration of independence if peace talks fail

EU commissioner, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, asserts importance of opening Gaza crossings

EU lawmakers urge the Israeli occupation government not to inflict collective punishment on Gaza residents

Hamas Official Ahmed Yousuf says Gaza will explode if international community does not intervene the Israeli siege

February 20, 2008

3 US Soldiers, 41 Iraqis Killed in War Attacks, Including 4 Executed by Death Squads, According to February 20, 2008 News Reports

Obama Scores 10th Straight Victory in Wisconsin and Hawaii

Obama, McCain exchange words on U.S. national defense in race

Putin, Timoshenko vow to boost bilateral Russian-Ukrainian  trade amid disputes

Chinese geologists make uranium, coal find in Xinjiang

Israeli Occupation of Palestine:

Israeli occupation soldiers beat severely a Palestinian boy, kidnap 14 in Tulkarem

Ahmed Yousuf: Imminent flare-ups if the world did not move urgently to end the siege of Gaza Strip

European Union Ambassador to Israel, Ramiro Cibrian-Uzal, Slams Israel for Not Easing West Bank Restrictions

Illegal Israeli Settlement Activities Dramatically Rose After Annapolis Conference, Report

Yassir Abed Rabbo Calls for a Unilateral Palestinian Independence, Erikat Opposes Another Declaration and Calls for Real Independence

Palestinian man hospitalized for tenth day after attacked by wild boars released deliberately by illegal Israeli settlers

February 19, 2008

Crude Oil Prices Pass Above $100 Per Barrel, Developments Point to Continuous Surge

PPP in contact with PML-N and other parties for Pakistani coalition government

26 Iraqis, 3 Arabs Killed in War Attacks, Including 9 Executed by Death Squads, According to February 19, 2008 News Reports

Cuban President Fidel Castro Announces He Does Not Want to Be Re-Elected Next Sunday

China, EU leading Third Industrial Revolution, says Jereny Rifkin


A 7-Year-Old Boy, Resistance fighter killed by Israeli occupation forces in Dair El-Balah, Gaza Strip

Haniyah calls on Arab League to support besieged Gaza Strip

Israeli Demolition of Palestinian Homes Causes Residents to Leave Beqa'a Village

Israeli occupation forces cut off the northern West Bank, says a human rights group

Israeli peace activists bring in food assistance to the besieged Gaza

February 18, 2008

US Soldier, 21 Iraqis Killed, Including 7 Executed by Death Squads, According to February 18, News Reports

Suicide Car Bomb Targeting Canadian Soldiers Kills 38 Afghanis, 140 Killed in 2 Days of Bombings


2 Palestinians Killed, 17 Kidnapped including 22-Year-Old Woman, by Israeli Occupation Forces Invading Various Cities

Livni to Rice: Israel is to wage a large-scale military assault on Gaza

The situation in Gaza portends real famine, warns Palestinian minister Agha

Hamas: Statements of Kouchner and Holmes shy, ineffective

Underage Palestinian Political Detainee Raped by Israeli Criminal Prisoner

February 17, 2008

Suicide blast kills 80 Afghanis at a dog-fighting competition, including Qandahar governor Assadullah Khaled

2 US Soldiers, 11 Iraqis Killed, Including 3 Executed by Death Squads, According to February 17, 2008 News Reports

Kosovo officially declares independence from Serbia, with mixed reactions

Morgan Stanley's boss, John Mack, receives $42 million compensation


6 Palestinians Killed by Israeli Occupation Forces in Gaza Strip, Including Four Killed, 13 Injured in Rafah

Israeli Vacuum Bomb Used in Al-Buraij Massacre, Murdering Ayman Fayed, his Wife, and Children

14 Palestinians Kidnapped by Israeli Occupation Forces in the West Bank, Nablus More Isolated by More Checkpoints

Anti-siege committee urges Kouchner to pressure Israel to lift Gaza siege

Human Rights Watch challenges Israel's use of cluster bombs in Lebanon

Israeli excavations caused collapse in a section of Al-Aqsa Mosque yards on Friday

Israeli Plan to re-route fuel deliveries to Bethlehem hints at larger segregation plan

February 16, 2008

9 Iraqis Killed, Including 4 Executed by Death Squads, 3 US-Recruited Fighters by US Fire, According to February 16, 2008 News Reports

At least 22 killed in blast near Bhutto party's election office in NW Pakistan

Steven Spielberg Supports Apartheid Israel But Protests China's Relations With Sudan, Shedding Tears on the Uranium & Oil Rich Darfur


8 Palestinians Massacred, Including a Mother and her 3 Children, 80 Injured, in an Israeli air strike on their home in Al-Buraij refugee camp, in Gaza Strip

UN official, John Holmes, expresses shock at dire humanitarian situation in Gaza Strip

London School of Economics students vote to divest from the Apartheid state of Israel

Massive rally in Gaza in protest to the re-publication of insulting cartoons in Denmark

Residents of Silwan continue their protest against tunnel under their lands, dug by illegal Israeli settlers


Andre Carson, an Indiana Muslim Running for Congress Combats Ignorance

Hate Graffiti Sprayed on Burned Colombia, Tennessee, Mosque, 3 Arrested and Charged

Weekly Radio Program on USS Liberty, on the Republic Broadcasting Network

February 15, 2008

16 Iraqis Killed, Including 8 family members in US helicopter raid, 4 in 2 Suicide blasts near Tala'afar mosque, According to February 15, 2008 News Reports

Nassrullah says Israel waged war again, Joint Syrian-Iranian committee to investigate assassination of senior Hizbullah military leader Imad Mughniya


Eight Palestinians from one family killed in an Israeli air strike on their home in Al-Buraij refugee camp, in Gaza Strip

Israeli Occupation Forces Injure a Palestinian During Invasion of Anabta, Destroy a House in Beit Hanoon, Bar Farmers from Reaching their Lands East of Rafah

Palestinian town of Beit Ummar Subjected to Israeli Occupation Army Rampage of Terror and Sabotage

5.3 Degree Earthquake Hits Palestine and Neighboring Arab States

Egyptian Intelligence chief, Omar Sulaiman, in Israel to negotiate Israeli refusal of re-opening Rafah border crossing

10 Palestinians killed, 40 wounded by Israeli forces on 7-13, 2008, a PCHR Weekly Report

Israelis dig a new tunnel near Al-Aqsa Mosque

Khudari: Conditions in Gaza on the brink of collapse due to partial Israeli embargo on fuel for the power plant

February 14, 2008

US Soldier, 22 Iraqis Killed, Including 9 Members of One Family in Aujah, According to February 14, 2008 News Reports

Iranian president Ahmadinejad to visit Iraq on March 2, despite postponement of US-Iranian security talks

Putin hails domestic progress, stands firm against West at Kremlin press event

Wall Street retreats on Bernanke's speech stating that  US economy has worsened


Palestinian Killed, Another Injured, 47 Kidnapped by Israeli Occupation Forces, Including 30 in Rafah

Valentine's Day in Gaza: Israelis prevent flower exports, farmers protest at the border crossing

Speaker of Bahraini Parliament, Khalilfa Al-Dhahrani, Announces $10 Million in Urgent Assistance to Palestinian Government in Gaza

So-called Israeli parliament to discuss demolishing of 246 Arab homes in Al Teera, while new illegal settlements are planned on stolen Palestinian lands in the West Bank

Gaza drivers halt traffic in protest of Israeli fuel cuts

February 13, 2008

Hezbullah accuses Israelis of assassinating its senior military leader, Imad Mughniya, in Damascus, Knesset members congratulate Olmert

13 Iraqis Killed, Attacks on US Forces in Baladiyat, Dhulou'iyah, According to February 13, 2008 News Reports

Chinese shares slump 2.4% on 1st trading day


Israeli occupation forces kill 2 Palestinians from a commando cell

Israeli occupation army kidnaps 85 Palestinians in the West Bank in one day  

New initiative for ceasefire between Palestinians and Israelis in Gaza, proposed by Khaled Al-Amayra

Red Cross: Situation in Gaza worsening


Obama Wins Primaries of Maryland, Virginia, DC, Leading With 1,210 Democratic Delegates  

Anti-Islam Film Used to Indoctrinate Law Enforcement Personnel in Florida, Muslim Leaders Protest, Attorney General Realizes the Danger  

Hesham Tillawi Interviews Michael Collins Piper About Israeli Nuclear Weapons on Current Issues TV

February 12, 2008

37 Iraqis Killed in War Attacks, Including 25 Executed by Death Squads, According to February 12 News Reports  

2 Palestinian fighters, Israeli soldier injured during fierce fighting in Gaza, 23 Kidnapped, Money exchangers mugged by Israeli occupation forces in the West Bank

Obama wins Maine Democratic caucuses

Microsoft to persist with takeover bid despite Yahoo's refusal

GM posts biggest annual US auto loss, $38.7 billion in 2007

More China Snow Forecast, La Nina May Be a Partial Cause

Haniyah ignores Israeli death threats, goes about 'daily life as usual'

Israeli occupation forces withdraw from Zaitoun neighborhood in eastern Gaza city, acknowledge 2 injured soldiers

UNWRA special appeal for Gaza making very slow progress

February 11, 2008

3 US Soldiers, 53 Iraqis Killed in Attacks All Over Iraq, According to February 11, 2008 News Reports

2 Palestinians Killed, 2 Injured, 3 Kidnapped by Israeli Occupation Forces in Gaza, Hebron, Qalqilia, Azzoun

Taliban commander, Mulla Mansoor Dadullah, Arrested by Pakistani Forces  

Bahraini MPs leave Gaza Strip through Rafah crossing after refusing to use Israeli-controlled terminal

Israeli occupation government orders demolition of 15 houses and a health clinic near Hebron

Google Removes Photo of Egyptian Soccer Player, Abu Trika, Under Israeli Pressure, for Displaying a Slogan of Sympathy with Gaza

Obama wins Maine Democratic caucuses  

US Air Force Academy Speaker Once Claimed 'Islam is the Devil,' CAIR Urges Balance to Anti-Islam Academy Assembly Speakers

Yahoo rejects Microsoft's buyout offer, citing lower price 

February 10, 2008

36 Iraqis Killed in War Attacks, British Base Mortared in Basra, According to February 10, 2008 News Reports

Palestinian Killed, 2 Injured in Israeli Air Strikes on Rafah and Beit Hanoon

500 Palestinians Held Against their Will in the Egyptian City of Al-Arish Demand Return to Gaza

Bahraini officials arrive in Cairo to negotiate the passage of Nasser Al-Faddala and his delegation out of Gaza

Gaza Committee to break the blockade hails worldwide solidarity campaigns

Jerusalem Post Publishes Photo of Murdered Iraqi Girl with a Fabricated Story, Claiming it happened in Gaza

February 9, 2008

5 US Soldiers, 23 Iraqis Killed, Including 20 Executed by Death Squads, According to February 9, 2008 News Reports

25 Pakistanis Killed by a Suicide Bomber at an Election Rally in Northwestern Province

Turkish parliament approves constitutional amendments to lift headscarf ban

Israeli Occupation of Palestine:

9 Palestinians Injured, Including 7 Peaceful Demonstrators, 7 Kidnapped in Israeli Raids of Terror in the West Bank and Gaza Strip

Bahraini MP, Shaikh Nasser Al-Fadalah, says Egypt is barring his delegation from leaving the Gaza Strip

UK Student Societies, NGOs, to launch antiapartheid week on Monday, February 11, 2008

Racist Israeli Occupation Government Minister, Tsahi Hanegby, Calls for Resumption of Systematic  Assassinations of Hamas Leaders

Egyptian foreign minister, Ahmed Abul Ghait, threatens to break Palestinians' legs if they cross the border again !!!

Former Egyptian Foreign Minister, Ahmed Maher, Expresses Surprise at Abul Ghait's Threat to Break Legs of Starving Palestinians if They Cross the Border Again

Israeli occupation soldiers torture two Palestinian children, try to maim one of them

9,000 Gazans still at large in Egyptian cities  

Residents of Silwan protest against the Israeli excavations under their homes

20-Year Anniversary of Death of Christian Palestinian, Khader Al-Turazi, in Israeli Occupation Prisons

February 7, 2008

Severe Energy Crisis Leaves Tajikistan on the Verge of a Humanitarian Disaster, Harshest Winter Without Heating or  Water, Help Needed

2 US Soldiers, 29 Iraqis Killed, Including 8 Executed by Death Squads, According to February 7, 2008 News Reports

7 Palestinians killed by Israeli occupation forces in Gaza, 7 activists kidnapped in the West Bank

Believe it or not, Blair says Israeli occupation and military checkpoints must come to an end, in order to establish real peace

NATO defense ministers' meeting fails to procure troops for Afghanistan

Russia surprised by OSCE's refusal to monitor March election

Israeli Occupation Forces Terrorize Various West Bank Cities, Kidnap 14 Palestinians

Israeli occupation forces killed 96 Palestinians during the month of January 2008, a PLO report

Israeli occupation army blocks the only road connecting Beit Hanina with East Jerusalem

February 6, 2008

25 Iraqis Killed, Including 15 Executed by Death Squads, 3 Family Members Killed by US Forces, According to February 6, 2008 News Reports

7 Palestinian policemen killed by Israeli occupation forces shelling of Abassan, Khan Younis

Obama Wins 13 Super Tuesday States With 765 Delegates, Clinton Wins 8 States With 845 Delegates, McCain Republican Front Runner

Israeli President, Shimon Peres, Personally Supervised Massacre of Palestinian Policemen in Khan Younis

Chinese Lunar New Year Festival Kicks Off, Leaders Visit Disaster-Hit Regions

India to skip Tehran meeting on IPI pipeline, as transit fee unsettled

February 5, 2008

24 Iraqis Killed, 55 Bodies found on Tuesday, 20 Killed on Monday, According to February 5, 2008 News Reports

US Soldiers Kill Four Members of an Iraqi Family in Adwar, Tikrit, on Tuesday, Nine Civilians South of Baghdad, on Monday, a February 5, 2008 AP News Report

2 Palestinian activists killed by Israeli occupation forces in Rafah, 17 kidnapped in the West Bank

Rafah crossing will not open except under PA control

365 Palestinian children captive in Israeli occupation government prisons

After clashes that left one killed and 20 injured, Egypt asks for more troops on the Gaza borders

Non-Zionist Jews blast Israel's chief rabbi for racist remarks

February 4, 2008

4 Palestinian fighters killed by Israeli occupation forces, Palestinian man kills Israeli woman, injures 16 in Dimona bombing

February 3, 2008

 17 Iraqis from Emad Salim Family Killed in a US Air Raid,  US Soldier and Baghdad Police Chief Killed, an Initial February 3, 2008 News Report

Chad Government Forces Battle Rebels Who Claim to Trap President in His Palace in Capital

Israeli Occupation of Palestine:

Israeli Occupation Forces Injure 3 Palestinians, Kidnap 4, Demolish 3 Houses in the West Bank

Egypt seals off its borders with Gaza, preventing influx of Gazans into its territories, Rafah crossing to open

Hamas-Egyptian Talks Positive, Boosted Bilateral Relations, Rafah Crossing Will Be Operational Soon

Mufti Shaikh Muhammad Hussain condemns Israeli decision to demolish Al-Omari  historic mosque near Jerusalem

Palestinians without ID cards, illegal in their own country, protest for 36th week

Israeli occupation soldiers expose themselves to Palestinian farmers, Illegal Israeli settler shoots at, wounds 4 youngmen

Illegal Israeli Settlement of Ari'il Discharges Sewage to Palestinian Villages of Bruqeen Kafr Al-Deek

Ehud Barak wants a fence-off wall on Egypt-Israel border line

February 2, 2008

21 Iraqis Killed in War Attacks, 142 Corpses Found in Miqdadiya, Baghdad Markets Death Toll Increased to 99, According to February 2, 2008 News Reports

Exxon posts largest annual U.S. company profit, $40.6 billion in 2007

Microsoft offers unsolicited $45 billion for ailing Yahoo

Russia officially kicks off presidential campaign

Hundreds of Rebels Clash With Government Forces in Chad's Capital

Israeli Occupation of Palestine:

Solana and Blair Conspirators for Israelis, No Return to Israeli Control Over Rafah Crossing, Says Hamas

2,000 Stranded Gazans Allowed Passage to Cairo Airport, 5,000 remain stranded in Al-Arish

96 Palestinians Killed by Israeli Occupation Forces in January 2008

Al-Aqsa leader, Abu Uday, survives assassination attempt

Israel will not close its embassy in Mauritania despite gun attack

Non-Aligned Movement expresses deep regret at UN Security Council failure on Gaza, due to US shielding of Israeli occupation government

Thousands of Palestinians in Israel Protest Ruling of Racist Attorney-general, for not Indicting Killers of 13 Demonstrators


CAIR Poll: 80% of Muslim voters will participate in presidential primaries

Ohio Zoning Rejection of Mosque Raises Questions

PBS Presents Documentary 'Prince Among Slaves,' the true story of enslaved Muslim Prince Abdul Rahman

Pennsylvania Muslim Student Association Launches First Islam Awareness Week

February 1, 2008

2 US Soldiers Killed in Tikrit, 91 Iraqis Killed by Two Female Suicide Bombers in Baghdad Pet Markets

Israeli Occupation of Palestine:

Israeli Occupation Forces Beat, Shoot Palestinian Civilians in Qalqilia, Injure 3 Peace Activists in Bil'in

Israeli occupation soldiers terrify a Palestinian family in Jenin, force them, including children, under the rain for several hours

5 Palestinians injured by Israeli occupation forces, at funeral for resistance fighters in Beit Ummar

Zionist aggression increased by 220% after Annapolis, says Mustafa  Al-Barghouthi

Egyptian-Palestinian border wall re-built but Mubarak pledges to continue food supplies to Gaza Strip






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