Palestinian Refugee Children Facing Severe Trauma Outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

UN: Palestinian Refugee Children Facing Severe Trauma in Besieged Gaza

The lasting impact of the latest round of Israeli escalation builds on already existing trauma from previous conflicts and a grueling ongoing blockade on the Gaza Strip, warned the UN Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).

UNRWA said in a feature published on the World Mental Health Day, that sixty-six children were killed in the latest conflict in Gaza and some 113,000 Palestinians were displaced during the 11 devastating days.

The more than two million Palestinians who call Gaza home have lived through four wars in the last thirteen years and this latest round of hostilities added another layer of psychological distress on an already traumatized population.

An alarming number of the population of Gaza, almost 600,000 of whom are children and youth, display symptoms of severe distress and are at risk of developing mental health conditions and display symptoms of severe distress.

UNRWA has implemented mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) programming to mitigate the mental health costs arising from the increased need for mental health support and being born by residents of Gaza. This includes individual and group counselling sessions, hotlines for mental health support, afterschool sessions and the Keeping Kids Cool (KKC) summer camp activities that ran in Gaza throughout July 2021, targeting 150,000 children.

On this World Mental Health Day, UNRWA underscored the importance of a life lived in dignity and free of the violence of war, remembering that the right to health, education and a dignified life are clearly enshrined in international human rights law. 

UNRWA also lauded the valiant efforts of mental health care professionals like those who are on the frontlines of service provision in Gaza.  Many of them were involved in this year’s Gaza Keeping Kids Cook summer activities, providing vital psychosocial support to tens of thousands of traumatized children.

People in Gaza have already been living on the edge and many families struggle to put food on the table. Their situation has deteriorated even further over the past year due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

According to data by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Gaza is one of the world’s most densely populated areas, with more than 5,000 inhabitants per square kilometer. The Gaza Strip is smaller than the city of Oslo but is home to three times as many people.

Gaza is described by many Palestinians and humanitarian actors as the world’s largest open-air prison, where nearly 2 million Palestinians live behind a blockade and are refused access to the other occupied Palestinian areas and the rest of the world.

NRC said 7 out of 10 Palestinians in Gaza are registered as refugees, and many of these come from families who were forced to leave their villages in 1948. Many have also been forced to leave their homes due to war, violence, and economic hardship.

Hamas terror expansion outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

The whole Hamas group should be listed as a terrorist organisation , a parliamentary committee says.
The whole Hamas group should be listed as a terrorist organisation , a parliamentary committee says.

MPs seek Hamas terror listing expansion

Andrew BrownOctober 14 2021 – 2:23PM

All of the Palestinian group Hamas should be listed as a terrorist organisation by the federal government, a parliamentary committee has recommended.

The report by the joint intelligence and security committee found the entirety of Hamas, along with four other groups, should be formally listed as a terrorist organisation.

Previously, only Hamas’ military wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, was formally listed.

The committee’s chair Liberal senator James Paterson said the listing of all of Hamas would be in line with measures taken by the US and EU.

“The expert evidence provided to the committee overwhelmingly rejected the idea that Hamas’ Izz-al-Din al-Qassam Brigades operates independently from the rest of the organisation,” Senator Paterson said.

“Leaders of Hamas have repeatedly made statements which meet the advocacy test for terrorist listing, including direct incitement of acts of violence against Jewish people.”

The committee agreed that Hamas operated as one entity and had overlapping members with the military wing.

However, the report warned the listing of all of Hamas may come with problems for government departments.

“Should the Australian government accept this recommendation, the committee acknowledges there will be some practical challenges for various agencies in implementing and adjusting to this decision,” the report said.

The entirety of Hamas has been previously listed as a terrorist organisation in 2014, but was removed shortly after.

The Nations Trample Hamas Outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

PJCIS recommends expanding terrorist listing of Hamas

Issue date: Thursday, 14 October 2021

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has recommended the government consider listing Hamas in its entirety as a terrorist organisation.

The PJCIS today tabled its report on the Review of the relisting of five organisations as terrorist organisations under the Criminal CodeThis review considered the relisting of al-Shabaab, Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Hamas’ Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). 

While the Committee supported the relisting of all these organisations under the Criminal Code it has gone a step further, recommending the government expand the listing of Hamas’ Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades to include the whole organisation of Hamas. The Committee made a similar recommendation in June 2021 in its Report on the review of the relisting of Hizballah’s External Security Organisation as a terrorist organisation under the Criminal Code that the listing of Hizballah’s External Security Organisation be expanded to the whole organisation of Hizballah. 

Committee Chair Senator James Paterson, said that it was clear from evidence received during this review that the whole organisation of Hamas met the definition of a terrorist organisation under the Criminal Code

‘Currently, the US, Canada and the EU list the whole organisation of Hamas as a terrorist organisation under their respective proscription regimes.

‘The expert evidence provided to the committee overwhelmingly rejected the idea that Hamas’ Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades operates independently from the rest of the organisation. There was agreement that Hamas operates as a singular entity with overlapping personnel, finances and structure. In addition, leaders of Hamas have repeatedly made statements which meet the advocacy test for terrorist listing, including direct incitement of acts of violence against Jewish people,’ Senator Paterson said.

Further information on the inquiry as well as a copy of the report can be obtained from the Committee’s website

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Report: Hamas increasing activity in Lebanon outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

Report: Hamas increasing activity in Lebanon

New report states that Gaza-based terrorist group behind series of rocket attacks since May from Lebanon

Hamas is gaining a foothold in southern Lebanon, establishing a military infrastructure in the past year-and-a-half, according to a new report from the ALMA Research Center, an Israeli think tank that specializes in security threats on the northern border.

The report states that Hamas was likely behind a series of five rocket attacks aimed at northern Israel in May, July and August.

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The Gaza-based terrorist group has an active “Construction Bureau,” headed by Majed Qader Mahmoud Qader, who recently moved to Lebanon from Istanbul. Two units of the Construction Bureau contain hundreds of operatives — Al-Shimali and Khaled Ali.

The Al-Shimali unit is headed by William Abu Shanab and the Khaled Ali unit is commanded by Muhammed Hamed Jabara.

The two units are responsible for recruitment and training and also operating drones and rockets.

According to the report, many if not all of the rockets fired since May were launched without the knowledge of Hezbollah, which could indicate a rift between the two terrorist organizations.

The Construction Bureau is covertly based out of Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon. The activities are kept hidden from the Lebanese authorities and Hezbollah, which the report states “has the potential of creating a severely difficult challenge for Hezbollah.”

However, the Iranian Quds force ultimately manages the activities of the two groups as the Islamic Republic’s proxies on Israel’s borders, security analysts suggest.

The recent rocket attacks on northern Israel launched by Palestinian militants in Lebanon include three rockets fired toward the town of Nahariya on May 13; two rockets fired toward Central Galilee on May 17; four rockets fired toward Acre and Haifa on May 19; two rockets fired toward Western Galilee on July 19; and most recently three rockets fired toward Kiryat Shmona on August 4.

World silent as Hamas continues to threaten Israel outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

World silent as Hamas continues to threaten Israel

The terror group admits yet again that its ultimate goal is to wipe the State of Israel off the face of the Earth.

By  Nadav Shragai  Published on  10-11-2021 08:12 Last modified: 10-11-2021 15:16

The book spared no details. It described mass torture and massacre of Israelis, execution of captive soldiers, abuse of Israeli women, cruel assassinations of Israeli leaders, and even the creation of institutions that would replace those of the Jewish state. 

Inspired by such literature, Palestinian and Muslim extremists have written their fair share of similar “end of days” documents, the latest of which was inspired and sponsored by the Hamas terrorist organization. 

Written on Sept. 30, Promise of the Hereafter – Post-Liberation Palestine includes almost all of the elements the Newsweek journalists used in their book over half a century ago, like the genocide of the Jews and the creation of a “right of return” for Palestinians, who would build their homes on the ruins of Israel. 

It is crucial for the world to know about the existence of such “literature,” for many in Europe, the United States and other countries around the world have recently ceased to treat Hamas as a terror group. The first to do so was Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has often stated that Hamas is “a resistance movement working to liberate the occupied territories of the Palestinians” rather than a terrorist organization. And Erdogan is just the tip of the iceberg. 

Two years ago, Israel’s Strategic Affairs Ministry conducted an investigation into Hamas’ conduct in Western countries and revealed that it operated through hundreds of civil society organizations to advance its radical agenda. The ministry expressed concern that some of these organizations’ budgets, state grants and donations – especially to Palestinian, British and American ones – were funding well-known terror groups, including Hamas. 

Not a lot has changed since the time the report was published and Israel struggles or does not try hard enough to take action against such conduct by Hamas. What the Jewish state must do is make the Hamas document known to embassies around the world, in the exact countries Hamas is aided by civil society organizations. According to the latest data, there are over 300 such groups.  

This, of course, is just one way to persuade Western countries and international organizations to sever ties with Hamas whose ultimate goal – as it often states – is to destroy the State of Israel, exile and murder most of its residents, and bring about the return of Palestinians “from the Diaspora.” 

IDF to hold military drill outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

IDF to hold military drill near Gaza border

By Emanuel Fabian10 Oct 2021, 6:30 pm

Starting tomorrow morning, until Tuesday afternoon, the Israel Defense Forces will be holding a drill near the border with the Gaza Strip.

During the exercise, explosions will be heard and military vehicles will be moving through the area, the IDF says.

The drill was planned in advance, and is aimed at “maintaining the competency and vigilance of the troops,” the military adds.

Hamas Sends a Warning to Israel: Revelation 11

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)

Hamas: Any Israeli attempt to divide al-Aqsa Mosque will have damaging consequences

Saturday, 09 October 2021 5:42 PM  [ Last Update: Saturday, 09 October 2021 6:06 PM ]

The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has warned that any Israeli attempt to impose division at the al-Aqsa Mosque will have “damaging consequences” for the occupying regime.

In a statement issued on Friday on the 31st anniversary of the Aqsa massacre, which was committed by Israeli forces, the resistance movement strongly warned the Tel Aviv regime of committing any attempt to change the status quo of the al-Aqsa compound, the third holiest site in Islam.

“We restate our commitment to protect and defend the al-Aqsa Mosque on the 31st anniversary of the Al-Aqsa massacre perpetrated by the Israeli occupation, motivated by Israeli settler groups who thought the Al-Aqsa compound was an easy prey and that the chance had come up to lay the foundation stone for their alleged temple,” Hamas stated. 

On October 8, 1990, thousands of Israeli settlers marched on the al-Aqsa Mosque to place the foundation stone of their alleged third temple inside the mosque.

The provocative move infuriated Palestinians who were present at the mosque and those who were outside, prompting them to bar settlers from achieving their goal.

During the ensued clashes, Israeli forces opened fire indiscriminately at Muslim worshipers in the mosque, killing 21 people, injuring hundreds of others, while obstructing the movement of ambulances.

Other reports said the fanatic settlers, while receiving full protection from Israeli soldiers, also participated in the massacre with their machine guns and gas bombs, as helicopters provided air cover. The appalling event is known as the Al-Aqsa Massacre or the Black Monday.

Hamas urges for ‘days of anger’ protests to protect al-Aqsa if settlers do aggressive practices

Hamas urges for ‘days of anger’ protests to protect al-Aqsa if settlers do aggressive practicesHamas calls for ‘day of anger’ protests to protect the al-Aqsa Mosque if settlers do aggressive practices against the holy site.

“We call on all Palestinians everywhere to head to the al-Aqsa Mosque and prevent hordes of Israeli settlers from conducting their so-called silent prayer, which intends to prove the religious delusions of the Israeli settlers and the right-wing government that they might have a foothold at the Al-Aqsa Mosque,” Hamas said.

“Attempts to impose temporal and spatial division at the al-Aqsa compound will have damaging consequences for the Israeli occupation,” the statement further read.

Hardline Israeli legislators and extremist settlers regularly storm the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied city, a provocative move that infuriates Palestinians. Such mass settler break-ins almost always take place at the behest of Tel Aviv-backed temple groups and under the auspices of the Israeli police in al-Quds.

The al-Aqsa Mosque compound, which sits just above the Western Wall plaza, houses both the Dome of the Rock and the al-Aqsa Mosque.

The Jewish visitation of al-Aqsa is permitted, but according to an agreement signed between Israel and the Jordanian government in the wake of Israel’s occupation of East Jerusalem al-Quds in 1967, non-Muslim worship at the compound is prohibited.

Faced with Palestinian fury, Israel keeps ban on Jewish prayers at al-Aqsa

Faced with Palestinian fury, Israel keeps ban on Jewish prayers at al-AqsaAn Israeli court overturns an earlier decision and a ban on Jewish prayers at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied Old City of al-Quds.

“As Israeli settler organizations are trying to make history repeat itself by desecrating the sanctity of the al-Aqsa Mosque under the protection of the Israeli occupation regime, we reiterate that the Palestinian citizens of the West Bank, Jerusalem, and the Palestinian territories occupied in 1948 are ready to defend the al-Aqsa complex and that Israeli measures provoked by a hateful ideology against holy sites will backfire,” Hamas said on Friday. 

In conclusion, the resistance movement urged all “the Arab and Muslim nations to raise their voices in support of the al-Aqsa Mosque and use Friday sermons as a platform for calling for liberating the al-Aqsa and renounce normalization” of relations between Tel Aviv and some Arab countries, including the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain.

“The al-Aqsa Mosque belongs to all Muslims by right; every Muslim has a duty to defend it and protect its sanctity,” Hamas stressed.

Palestinians want the occupied West Bank as part of their future independent state with East al-Quds as its capital.

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Bodies as bargaining chips outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

Israel, Palestinian militants use bodies as bargaining chips

JACK JEFFERY , Associated Press

ABU DIS, West Bank — More than a year after his son was killed by Israeli forces under disputed circumstances in the occupied West Bank, Mustafa Erekat is still seeking his remains.

It is one of dozens of cases in which Israel is holding the remains of Palestinians killed in conflict, citing the need to deter attacks and potentially exchange them for the remains of two Israeli soldiers held by the Palestinian militant group Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

The Palestinians and human rights groups view the practice of holding bodies as a form of collective punishment that inflicts further suffering on bereaved families.

“They have no right to keep my son, and it is my right for my son to have a good funeral,” Erekat said.

The Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center, a Palestinian rights group, says Israel is holding the bodies of at least 82 Palestinians since the policy was established in 2015. It says many are buried in secret cemeteries where the plots are only marked by plaques of numbers. Hamas holds the remains of the two Israeli soldiers killed during the 2014 Gaza war in an undisclosed location.

Last year, Israel’s Security Cabinet expanded the policy to include the holding of the remains of all Palestinians killed during alleged attacks, and not just those connected to Hamas. Israel considers Hamas, which rules Gaza, a terrorist group.

Defense Minister Benny Gantz said at the time that holding the remains deterred attacks and would help ensure the return of Israeli captives and remains. The Defense Ministry declined to comment on the policy.

One of the bodies is that of Erekat’s son, Ahmed, who Israeli officials say was shot and killed after deliberately plowing into a military checkpoint in June 2020. Security camera footage shows the car veering into a group of Israeli soldiers and sending one of them flying back. Ahmed steps out of the car and raises one of his hands before he is shot multiple times and falls to the ground.

His family says it was an accident. Mustafa said his son was passing through the checkpoint on his way to the nearby city of Bethlehem to buy clothes for his sister’s wedding later that night. The shooting attracted widespread attention, in part because Ahmed was the nephew of Saeb Erekat, a veteran Palestinian spokesman and negotiator who died last year.

Ahmed was to get married soon, his father said: “He had a house that was ready for him.”

To this day, he has no idea where his son’s remains are.

Omar Shakir, the Israel and Palestine director at the New York-based Human Rights Watch, said Israel has turned “corpses into bargaining chips.” The policy is “deliberately and unlawfully punishing the families of the deceased, who are not accused of any wrongdoing,” he said.

Israel has a long history of exchanging prisoners and remains with its enemies. In 2011, it traded more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners for an Israeli soldier who had been captured by Palestinian militants five years earlier and was being held in Gaza.

In 2008, it traded five Lebanese prisoners, including a notorious militant, and the remains of nearly 200 Lebanese and Palestinians killed in fighting, for the remains of two Israeli soldiers captured by the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group two years earlier.

Egypt has been mediating negotiations over a similar agreement that would return the remains of the two soldiers, as well as two Israeli civilians believed to be alive, held by Hamas in Gaza.

In the meantime, the Erekats and other Palestinian families must turn to Israel’s Supreme Court in a process involving multiple hearings that can drag on for years.

The court denied a recent appeal by the Erekats, citing confidential information submitted by the military. Mustafa Erekat says the system is rigged. He accused the court of dragging its feet until the policy on holding the remains was expanded and then relying on secret evidence.

Mohammed Aliyan, spokesman for six Palestinian families who filed a Supreme Court petition for the return of their relatives’ bodies in 2016, said the judges initially sided with the families before an appeal from the military.

“They always go along with the military’s demands,” Aliyan told The Associated Press, “They are afraid to take any decision against them.”

Liron Libman, an expert on military law at the Israel Democracy Institute, said there are situations where certain pieces of information can’t be made public for fear of exposing protected sources or special operations.

“Each side has the right to request a postponement of the hearing, and the court will accept the request if it believes it is for a justifiable reason,” Libman told the AP.

Even if a family’s petition is successful, locating relatives’ bodies for exhumation can pose further challenges, especially in cases when bodies were buried decades ago.

Rami Saleh, the director of Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center, said his organization has dealt with cases where Israeli authorities were unable to locate bodies and also those where Palestinian family members needed to take DNA tests to confirm the remains of a relative.

Mustafa said he has not given up hope and intends to challenge the Supreme Court’s decision. In the meantime, he and Aliyan, the spokesman for the other families, attend weekly sit-ins calling for the release of all bodies held by Israeli authorities.

“The feeling of not being able to bury your relative’s body is more painful than their death,” Aliyan said.

Hamas: 1,200+ resistance operations outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

Hamas: 1,200+ resistance operations last month


Hamas stated that they have conducted 1,204 “resistance operations” last month in Israel, targeting Israeli security, Palestinian media reported on Thursday.They also stated that “29 Zionists,” including IDF soldiers, were injured throughout these operations.

Statues Outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

Palestinian artist Khaled Hussein works on a sculpture resembling an amputated foot in his workshop  to bring attention to the plight of amputees, whose number has increased due to the ongoing conflict with Israel, in Gaza City, September 28, 2021. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Gaza sculptor exhibits disembodied limbs, inspired by amputees’ loss

October 5, 20213:02 AM MDTLast Updated a day ago

GAZA, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Palestinian artist Khaled Hussein’s sculptures of human limbs are on display in a Gaza exhibition he calls “I Miss You Very Much”, inspired by the loss felt by amputees, including victims of the conflict with Israel.

“There’s a great number of amputees everywhere. It has become a phenomenon, so I wanted to work on this issue and reflect it artistically,” Hussein, 46, told Reuters.

The International Committee of the Red Cross said in 2019 there were at least 1,600 amputees among Gaza’s population of two million people.Assalama Charitable Society, which cares for wounded and disabled people, said 532 Gazans had lost limbs in the conflict.

Seven of Hussein’s sculptures of limbs went on display this month in a Gaza art gallery. The life-sized sculptures are made from clay and then cast in other materials such as bronze or concrete, and create a haunting image in the small gallery space.

One shows two legs standing side by side, the big toe of one curled gently over the other foot. Another shows a naked foot poking out from under a rug lain over a calf.

A leg depicted beside a mirror is a reference to a therapy technique that uses vision to treat pain amputees can feel in their missing limbs.

Hussein’s work is intended in part to draw attention to the suffering of those injured in protests in 2018 and 2019 at Gaza’s border with Israel, which imposes tight restrictions on the territory run by the Islamist Hamas militant group.

Palestinian health officials said at least 200 people were killed and thousands wounded by Israeli forces in the demonstrations. U.N. investigators said more than 120 people had a limb amputated. Israel said its troops opened fire to protect the border from incursions and attacks by armed militants.

But the work explores the loss of a limb regardless of the cause. One of his sculptures depicts the left leg that Ahmed Abu Daqen, 21, lost in a car accident as a child.

“I didn’t expect that someone would take what I had lost as an inspiration and turn it into an artwork that documents it to the world,” said Abu Daqen, who plays on an amputees’ soccer team. “I showed the community that I have ambitions and dreams and I can make them happen.”

Writing by Nidal Almughrabi Editing by Jeffrey Heller and Peter Graff

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