3 women of bethlehem pose for a portrait, 1918.
PRO-PALESTINIAN ACTIVIST: “If we don’t force him to have peace, we won’t have peace.”
CLINTON: First of all, I agree with that. But in 2000, Ehud Barak, I got him to agree to something I’m not sure I would have gotten Rabin to agree to, and Rabin was murdered for giving land to the Palestinians.
ACTIVIST: I agree. But Netanyahu is not the guy.
CLINTON: (after pausing to absorb the remark) I agree with that, but they [the Palestinians] would have gotten 96% of the West Bank, land swaps in Gaza, appropriate water rights and East Jerusalem, something that hasn’t even been discussed since I left office. And by the way, don’t forget, both Arafat and Abbas later said they would take it “we changed our minds, we’ll take it now” but by then the Israeli government wouldn’t give it to them.
Bill Clinton’s comments contrasted sharply with Hillary’s defense of Israel and praise for Netanyahu in her recent interview with Jeffrey Goldberg in the Atlantic this month. Clinton said that her husband “got Netanyahu to give up territory, which Netanyahu believes lost him the prime ministership [in his first term], but he moved in that direction, as hard as it was.”
This evening, on the eve of the 32nd anniversary of the Sabra-Shatila massacre, a candlelight vigil was held in Martyrs’ Square
Power morcellation can allow surgeons to perform minimally invasive surgery of large tissue that otherwise could not be pulled through small incisions. However, power morcellation is currently under critical review by the FDA as they consider banning the device due to the potentially life-threatening risks associated with their use, especially during laparoscopic gynecological procedures.
One of the most alarming risks associated with power morcellators is the potential for the device to spread and upstage undetected malignant uterine tissue during a laparoscopic hysterectomy or myomectomy, significantly worsening a patient’s prognosis. While this risk is difficult to calculate, the FDA has concluded that there is no reliable method for preoperatively predicting whether a woman with fibroids may have a uterine sarcoma. Based on a Quantitative Assessment of power morcellation released in April, the FDA states that 1 in 350 women undergoing hysterectomy or myomectomy for the treatment of fibroids has an undetected uterine cancer, such as leiomyosarcoma (LMS), a particularly aggressive uterine sarcoma with an already poor prognosis.
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ROME (AFP) — As many as 500 migrants are feared to have drowned after traffickers rammed and sank their boat in what the International Organization for Migration described Monday as “the worst shipwreck in years.”
Two Palestinians plucked from the water by a freighter on Thursday after their boat capsized told IOM that around 500 passengers had been on the vessel, which was wrecked on purpose by people smugglers.
According to the survivors, the Syrian, Palestinian, Egyptian, and Sudanese migrants set out from Damietta in Egypt on Sept. 6, and were forced to change boats several times during the crossing towards Europe.
The traffickers, who were on a separate boat, then ordered them onto a smaller vessel, which many of the migrants feared was too small to hold them.
When they refused to cross over to the new boat, the furious traffickers rammed their boat until it capsized, the survivors told the maritime organization.
Iyad al-Buzum, Gaza’s interior ministry spokesman, wrote on Facebook Monday that Gaza officials were trying to obtain details about Palestinian migrants who were on board the boat.
Gaza security services have recently arrested a number of traffickers who were paid to help Palestinians emigrate from the Gaza Strip through smuggling tunnels, al-Buzum added.
"We have to understand what drives people to take the fearful step of risking their children’s lives on crowded, unsafe vessels. It is the overwhelming desire to find refuge," she said.
"Unless we address the root causes of these conflicts the numbers of refugees dying or unable to find protection will continue to rise," she added.
A Palestinian youth uses a slingshot to hurl stones towards Israeli soldiers during clashes following a protest against the Jewish settlements and the apartheid wall between Israel and the West Bank, on September 12, 2014 in Nablus. [Nedal Eshtayah/Anadolu Agency]