Annas [Archives:2004/707/Press Review]

January 29 2004

26 Jan 2004
Main headlines
– Commenting on Yemen's joinng of the GCC, Dr al-Asbahi says Yemen accession to the GCC not subject to political temperament
– International conference for discussing conditions of detainees in Guantanamu and Yemen
– British embassy in Sana'a looks for a safety haven
– A tribal reconciliation between the ministry of youth and the soccer federation

Columnist Dr Hassan al-Jawshaie says in his article about the Israeli policy of demolishing houses of the Palestinians that the destruction of civilian houses is considered a war crime in the Geneva convention. The writer queries how many war crime the Zionists are committing every day without anybody utters one protest word? America, instead of deterring Israel for its criminal acts, it has learned from it and began applying the same policy in Iraq, demolishing civilians houses as it did in Afghanistan. And Europe that claims its being as an advocate of freedom and democracy takes the stance of spectator while seeing the demolition of the Palestinians houses without giving any statement condemning Israel for its crimes. We wish they would discard claiming their defense of these terms such as democracy and freedom that have become for the Muslims and Arabs as meaningless.