Mumbai’s night of terror has stretched on well into the afternoon of the following day, and India’s economic center remains under siege. Gunmen remain at large, battles are still ongoing at the city’s two major five star hotels (the Oberoi and the Taj), and as many as 50 hostages are reportedly still in the hands of attackers. Commandos in the hotel have reportedly encountered “stiff resistance” from the heavily armed militants.
Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) Continue Systematic Attacks against Palestinian Civilians and Property in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) and a Serious Humanitarian Crisis in the Gaza Strip Due to the Closure of Its Border Crossings. ►7 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, were wounded by the IOF gunfire in the West Bank. ►IOF conducted 32 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank. ►IOF arrested 9 Palestinian civilians in the West Bank. ►IOF transformed 4 houses in Hebron into military sites. ►IOF have continued to impose a total siege on the OPT and have isolated the Gaza Strip from the outside world. ►The Gaza Strip is suffering from a serious humanitarian crisis due to the closure of border crossings. ►IOF troops positioned at military checkpoints in the West Bank arrested a Palestinian civilian. ►IOF have continued to take measures aiming at the Judaization of Jerusalem. ►A Palestinian civilian who was expelled from his house died from a heart attack. ►IOF demolished a house in 'Eizariya village near Jerusalem. ►IOF banned a Palestinian student assembly in Jerusalem. ►Another house was seized in the Old Town. ►IOF have continued settlement activities in the West Bank and Israeli settlers have continued to attack Palestinian civilians and property. ►A Palestinian woman was injured and Israeli settlers wrote racist words on the body of a Palestinian ambulance.
Pakistan Daily published a list of Iraqi academics assassinated in Iraq during the US-led occupation. This is a particularly meaningful aspect of the Iraq genocide, the extermination of its intellectual classes. It wasn't enough to invade and occupy what was once the most advanced country in the Middle East and destroy its economy. Iraq had to be obliterated, its history re-written and its future denied.
Revelations by ABC News that the National Security Agency (NSA) kept an intercept file on former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, including information on his “private life,” has sent shock waves through the British and American intelligence communities. ABC News reported that files on Blair’s communications were maintained in a NSA database code-named “Anchory” and was accessible from the NSA regional signals intelligence site at Fort Gordon, Georgia, known as “NSA Georgia.” The facility focuses on intercepting communications in Europe and the Middle East.
The President of the United Nations General Assembly today called for international sanctions to be imposed on the state of Israel. Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann said that the international community should engage in a 'boycott, divestment and sanctions' campaign against Israel, similar to those enacted against South Africa two decades ago." Israel has engaged in a military occupation of the Palestinian territories since 1967, with an increase in military presence since the year 2000.
The latest figures have revealed that the US government is ready to inject up to USD 7 trillion of taxpayer money into the slumping economy. According to a chart published on Wednesday the US Treasury, the Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) are collectively committing over USD 7 trillion in aid to ailing financial institutions.
At least seven people have reportedly been killed and 16 injured in a large explosion near the US embassy in the Afghan capital of Kabul, witnesses and police say.
Bingham, a former Lord Chief Justice, gave the annual Grotius Lecture at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law on November 17. His speech was a devastating judicial refutation of the lies concocted by the British government and its legal advisors in order to justify the illegal invasion of a sovereign nation.
'It has been 60 years since some 800,000 Palestinians were driven out of their homes becoming refugees and an uprooted and marginalized people,' Father D'Escoto said, adding that the fact that Palestinians still have no state represents UN's 'greatest failure'
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