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2009-03-07 16:38:01

Thousands of people demonstrated Saturday during Israel-Sweden Davis Cup play in Malmo, Sweden, to protest the invasion of Gaza. Police estimated the crowd of protesters at 6,000, The Local reported. About 1,000 officers were on duty on the ground and in helicopters. Most of those at the Stop the Match march were peaceful but police said some young people rushed the barricades and threw rocks with about five arrested, the BBC reported. Sweden won doubles play Saturday, giving it a 2-1 lead...

2009-01-15 14:12:00

Request comes after Israel bombs U.N. headquarters, hospitals, media center WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today called on the Bush administration to request that the United Nations immediately refer Israeli war crimes in the Gaza Strip to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) issued that call after Israel today bombed not only the...

2009-01-07 12:28:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Saud Al-Faisal delivered the following statement today at a press conference in New York City after his attendance yesterday at a special session of the United Nations Security Council to address the ongoing turmoil in Gaza. In the name of God, most compassionate, most merciful. Thank you for agreeing to join me here today. The Foreign Ministers of the Arab League have come...

2009-01-03 12:25:05

A growing number of celebrities say Israel should stop all military action in the Gaza Strip immediately. Scottish singer Annie Lennox and English comedian Alexei Sayle are among the high-profile entertainers speaking out against Israel's bombing of the troubled Middle East region, the BBC reported Friday. With the bombings being blamed for more than 400 deaths in the Gaza Strip, Lennox has called for peace negotiations to end the bloodshed. It's a question of human rights, human values that...

2008-12-29 13:01:00

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Life for Relief and Development (LIFE), a U.S.-based charity, has begun providing emergency humanitarian relief to the civilian victims of the recent conflict in Gaza. As one of only a handful of international non-governmental organizations operating in the area, LIFE has obtained permission from the Israeli authorities to deliver urgently needed relief items to Gaza via a specially designated humanitarian corridor. LIFE has...

2008-09-03 09:00:21

By Osama Dawoud Not many people in the Gaza Strip spend their time thinking about Utah's Great Salt Lake. I have been dreaming of it for months. This year, I was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to the University of Utah to study in the department of civil and environmental engineering. Palestinians in Gaza suffer from critical water and environmental contamination problems. I planned to focus my Utah education on water resources and environmental engineering so that I could return home and...

2008-08-21 09:01:14

Text of report by pro-Hamas Palestinian Information Centre website on 21 August [Unattributed report: "Haniyah Asks Red Cross To Work on Lifting Siege on Gaza"] GAZA, (PIC) - Isma'il Haniyah, the premier of the PNA caretaker government, called Wednesday [20 August] on the Red Cross delegation to work on lifting the unjust siege on the Gaza Strip and to intervene to facilitate the travel of patients for medical treatment outside the Strip. During his meeting with the delegation headed...

2008-07-06 09:00:08

Text of report by Hamas-backed newspaper Filistin on 5 July ["Dimensions" column by Khalid Walid Mahmud: "What Use Is the Calm if There Is No Commitment to it?"] Ever since the first moments of the implementation of the calm agreement between Hamas and 'Israel' questions have been repeatedly raised among most observers about the extent the Israeli side will continue to commit to the calm and implement its articles. Ever since the first day of the calm negotiations in Egypt, the Israeli...

2008-06-14 09:00:41

Text of report by Hamas-backed newspaper Filistin website on 11 June [Report by Jum'ah Unus: "Gaza Patients Haunted by Death, Their Families Stand Confused Watching Their Suffering"] If the situation remains unchanged, the only thing left for the patients prevented from travelling by the occupation is to await the same fate that led to the death of dozens of patients, and join the fast-moving convoy of victims of the siege that waits for no one. Thousands of patients are suffering...


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  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
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The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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