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British American Tobacco Kenya Limited (BAT.ke) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgBritish American Tobacco Kenya Limited (BAT.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about British American Tobacco Kenya Limited (BAT.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the British American Tobacco Kenya Limited (BAT.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: British American Tobacco Kenya Limited (BAT.ke)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBritish American Tobacco (BAT) Kenya Limited grows, manufactures and sells tobacco products in Kenya. Cigarettes and other tobacco products in its product range include Dunhill, Rothmans, Embassy, Sportsman, SM, Safari and Rooster. The local cigarette brand produced for the Kenyan market is Embassy. The company also exports tobacco products to 13 countries in the African sub-region. The Kenyan enterprise is a subsidiary of the world’s most prestigious international tobacco business, parent company British American Tobacco Group. BAT Kenya was founded in 1907 and formerly known as BAT Kenya Limited. It changed its name to British American Tobacco Kenya Limited in 1998. British American Tobacco Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Press Corporation Limited (PCL.mw) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgPress Corporation Limited (PCL.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Press Corporation Limited (PCL.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Press Corporation Limited (PCL.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Press Corporation Limited (PCL.mw)  2018 annual report.Company ProfilePress Corporation Limited is the largest holding company in Malawi; with vested interests in real estate, energy, food and beverages, consumer goods, financial services and telecommunications. The highly diversified company has stakes in 13 companies in Malawi made up of 8 subsidiaries, 4 joint ventures and one associate. Well-known brands in its portfolio include: National Bank of Malawi in the financial services sector, Malawi Telecommunications Limited and Telekom Networks Limited in the telecommunication sector, Ethanol Company Limited and Presscane Limited in the energy sector, People’s Trading Centre Limited in the consumer goods sector, Press Properties Limited and Manzini Limited in the property investment and development sector, and The Foods Company in the food manufacturing sector. Press Corporation Limited is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

starafricacorporation Limited (SACL.zw) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgstarafricacorporation Limited (SACL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about starafricacorporation Limited (SACL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the starafricacorporation Limited (SACL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: starafricacorporation Limited (SACL.zw)  2019 annual report.Company Profilestarafricacorporation Limited is an established sugar refinery in Zimbabwe; manufacturing and marketing sugar-based products under two well-known brand names, Goldstar Sugar and Country Choice Foods. Its product range comprises icing sugar, golden syrup, honey syrup and maple syrup. There are only two sugar mills in Zimbabwe and both are owned by Starafrica Corporation; producing products for local consumption and for export to countries in sub-Sahara Africa. Its subsidiary companies are Starafrica Operations (Private) Limited and Silver Star Properties (Private) Limited which is a property division involved in managing commercial, manufacturing and residential premises in Zimbabwe. starafricacorporation Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Retirement savings: 2 FTSE 100 dividend stocks I’d buy in an ISA in 2020

first_img With the FTSE 100 yielding 4.3% at the present time, there are a wide range of income opportunities through which to build a retirement savings portfolio.Certainly, the index faces a number of risks that could cause challenges in the short run. However, in the long run, its risk/reward ratio may prove to be highly rewarding.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…With that in mind, here are two FTSE 100 shares that appear to offer wide margins of safety alongside their high yields. They could deliver improving share price prospects after what have been uncertain periods for their industries.Taylor WimpeyHousebuilder Taylor Wimpey (LSE: TW) has reported resilient demand for its properties in the last few years. That’s despite consumer confidence in the UK being weak, and the macroeconomic outlook coming under pressure from political risks.Government policies such as Help to Buy and stamp duty changes for first-time buyers could continue to support high demand for new homes over the coming years. Although the new government is apparently yet to set out its economic plan, a continuation of policies that are supportive to the housebuilding industry could lead to favourable operating conditions for Taylor Wimpey and its peers.The business recently reported that it expects to maintain a net cash position in excess of £500m despite paying £600m in dividends in 2019. This shows that the company has a solid financial position through which to navigate potential challenges that may be ahead. Since it offers a dividend yield of 9.6% and trades on a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 9.4, now could be the right time to buy a slice of the business for the long term.KingfisherAlso experiencing an uncertain period is FTSE 100 retailer Kingfisher (LSE: KGF). The DIY specialist’s recent results have shown that its operating conditions have been mixed across its various regions, which has contributed to weak sales and profit performance.The introduction of a new senior management team is set to produce a revised strategy for the business. In its most recent update, the company highlighted operational issues, such as challenges in its supply chain, that have held back its performance. They are likely to be its main focus in the near term, which could mean that it takes time for Kingfisher to improve its market position to generate higher returns.The stock currently trades on a P/E ratio of 11 and offers a dividend yield of 4.8%. While dividend growth and a return to a higher share price seem unlikely in the short run, the company has a strong position across a number of markets. Its margin of safety and the prospect of a revised strategy could lead to improved performance that boosts market sentiment and delivers a higher level of return for investors over the long run. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Peter Stephens owns shares of Taylor Wimpey. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Retirement savings: 2 FTSE 100 dividend stocks I’d buy in an ISA in 2020center_img Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Peter Stephens | Wednesday, 8th January, 2020 | More on: KGF TW See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

Video: England Sevens Q&A

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS THE HSBC World Sevens Series is back! The speediest players in the game are off to the Gold Coast this weekend, where Fiji claimed the title for the second year in a row last season. We caught up with England Sevens before they jetted off to Australia. Check out Rob Vickerman, Chris Cracknell, Dan Norton, Christian Lewis-Pratt and Mike Ellery dishing the dirt on the rest of their team-mates in the video below!last_img

Wekiva bounces back on homecoming

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 3-2 Mustangs emerge as top divisional rival to #1 Blue DartersIn classic homecoming tradition, the Wekiva High School Mustangs bounced back from last week’s 19-7 loss to Timber Creek to defeat the Winter Park Wildcats 35-7.And Jaylon Fair was the king of the homecoming game.The senior running back ran for 116 yards and 4 touchdowns as the Mustangs wore down the Wildcats with a five-touchdown effort.Wekiva’s first score came on a blocked punt by Mustang senior Jerard Wesley. Senior Anton Wynn recovered on the Winter Park 12-yard-line and returned it for a touchdown and a 7-0 lead after the extra point by junior kicker Oscar Salazar.Winter Park tied the game at 7-7 in the first quarter before Fair ran off three touchdowns on runs of 3, 18 and 10 yards to give Wekiva a 28-7 halftime lead.Fair added another 27-yard-touchdown run to give the Mustangs a 35-7 lead in the fourth quarter which they held until the end.The win gives the Mustangs a 3-2 record heading into district play. And after winning 3 out of their last 4 games, Wekiva has emerged as the principal rival to Class 8A District 4 powerhouse Apopka. The Blue Darters are currently 5-0 and ranked #1 in AP Florida Class 8A Poll. Wekiva and Apopka face off on October 13 at Roger Williams Field on the campus of Apopka High School. It is Apopka’s homecoming game.Next week Wekiva starts district play against the Evans High Trojans. The Trojans (2-3) are mired in a 3-game losing streak. The game starts at 7pm and is at the Evans High School field. The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSHomecomingWekiva High School MustangsWinter Park High Wildcats Previous articleWho profits the most from the poverty industry?Next articleCity of Apopka Video Projects Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment!last_img read more

Fitzroy Loft / Architects EAT

first_imgCopyAbout this officeArchitects EATOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRefurbishmentFitzroyAustraliaPublished on February 09, 2017Cite: “Fitzroy Loft / Architects EAT” 08 Feb 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/804908/fitzroy-loft-architects-eat Clipboard “COPY” Manufacturers: BreezwaySave this picture!© Derek SwalwellRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. Fitzroy Loft is located inside the 125 years old MacRobertson Chocolate Factory in Fitzroy, adapted for mostly residential use in the early 90s. With original concrete floor and sawtooth roof structure, the space that our project occupies is a strata title on the first floor, with its own entry door at street level.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellWe approached the conversion mindful of its context and historical significance. Up keeping the integrity of the original factory bones was vital. Walls and floors that were built in more recent years, where torn down to expose charred beams and remnant paint, scares of its past. This was left untouched.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellWithin this, the architectural strategy was to devise a series of spaces linked by 3 internal voids: these vertical emptiness not only allow us to highlight the original factory heights, but more importantly let light and air deep inside, allowing it to breathe. Save this picture!Section The first void is the Courtyard. Enclosed by the Northern boundary wall and terminated at the ridge of the first gable, it is directly connected to the main living room and kitchen; the homes own “Aussie Backyard”. In place of the roof we removed to create the open air garden, a fine galvanised expanded mesh is used on top of the existing roof joists, minimising disruption to the original façade and maintaining consistency in view from the public domain. Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellThe second void is located as a zoning device, separating the living spaces from the private zones. A suspended steel bridge is used to link the upper spaces, its perforated floor further hints at its lightness. Louvre windows are placed at the top of the sawtooth, allowing hot air to escape in summer months by way of cross ventilation. Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Derek SwalwellThe third void is placed in the library, displaying the original timber column and beam, and allowing the soft southern ambient light to touch the library and the mezzanine study above. Save this picture!SectionSteel structure and fenestrations are used throughout the new insertions so as to distinguish them from their original timber counterpart. Whereas the joinery finishes are chosen for the slight industrial lineage to the historic fabric.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellProject gallerySee allShow lessRoss Pavilion International Design Competition Launches for Emblematic Edinburgh SiteBuilt Projects & MasterplansCall for Registrations and SubmissionOpportunitiesProject locationAddress:Fitzroy VIC 3065, AustraliaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” CopyApartments, Refurbishment•Fitzroy, Australia ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/804908/fitzroy-loft-architects-eat Clipboard Year:  Australia Architects: Architects EAT Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Apartments Photographs Area:  250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Derek Swalwell Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2015 Fitzroy Loft / Architects EAT Fitzroy Loft / Architects EATSave this projectSaveFitzroy Loft / Architects EAT Projects Save this picture!© Derek Swalwell+ 20 Sharelast_img read more

Decatur Island Bunkhouse / Miller Hull Partnership

first_img “COPY” ArchDaily Architects: Miller Hull Partnership Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/962230/decatur-island-bunkhouse-miller-hull-partnership Clipboard Decatur Island Bunkhouse / Miller Hull Partnership CopyAbout this officeMiller Hull PartnershipOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on May 25, 2021Cite: “Decatur Island Bunkhouse / Miller Hull Partnership” 25 May 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Decatur Island Bunkhouse / Miller Hull PartnershipSave this projectSaveDecatur Island Bunkhouse / Miller Hull Partnership Area:  400 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Juan Benavides+ 28Curated by Paula Pintos Share Photographs:  Juan Benavides Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project United Statescenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/962230/decatur-island-bunkhouse-miller-hull-partnership Clipboard Projects Photographs Manufacturers: Quantum Windows & Doors, Sun Valley Bronze, Blakely Island Timber, Quantum Windows, Watermark ElementsStructural Engineering Company:Swenson Say FagetGeneral Contractor :Kaplan Homes UnlimitedGeotechnical Consulting:Aspect ConsultingCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Juan BenavidesRecommended ProductsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40DoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewText description provided by the architects. Light on the land and no more than necessary – these were the first principles that guided the development of a 400-square-foot bunkhouse adjacent to the iconic Decatur Island Cabin designed by Robert Hull, Miller Hull’s late founding partner, in 1986. A deep respect for the natural condition of the site drove all decisions made by the design team. By elevating the enclosed volume above the site, the building massing amplifies the sloping topography while minimizing site disturbance. Foundations were reduced to six-point loads puncturing the natural landscape. A timber exoskeleton pays homage to the neighboring cabin while supporting a simple “sleeve” of interior space. These rooms are arranged with sensitivity to exposure and views, allowing the bunkhouse to sit near the cabin while maintaining privacy.Save this picture!© Juan BenavidesThe steep site presented significant challenges including the inability to access the immediate building area with any heavy equipment. A narrow 500-foot trail through the woods connects the end of a gravel road to the site, through which all construction materials were carried by hand. Building components were sized based on the ability of a three-person crew to maneuver them along the trail.Save this picture!© Juan BenavidesBudget constraints drove a tight construction timeline and eliminated any unnecessary trades. The small crew lived onsite during a good portion of construction to reduce transportation costs and the environmental impact associated with building on a remote island. The design team embraced these challenges as the defining constraints of the project, allowing them to shape a simple yet potent intervention.Save this picture!Exploded axoSave this picture!Floor planThe extensive use of wood for structure, cladding, and interior finishes was intuitive given the region’s availability of renewable and responsibly harvested timber. All solid timber elements were sourced from FSC-certified forests including some from a sustainably managed forest on neighboring Blakely Island. The carbon sequestration associated with the extensive use of wood allows the project to vastly offset the upfront embodied carbon impact used to manufacture other materials like concrete, steel, and insulation.Save this picture!© Juan BenavidesSave this picture!© Juan BenavidesThe balance of greenhouse gas emissions to sequestration during building product manufacturing and transport is roughly equivalent to taking 2 passenger vehicles off the road for 1 year. When considering the global warming potential of all building components (foundations, structure, exterior, and interior finishes) calculated through the end of life of the structure, the project is projected to emit around 50 kgCO2e/m2 – a near-record low for Miller Hull projects.Save this picture!© Juan BenavidesSave this picture!© Juan BenavidesIn lieu of high-tech sustainability measures, the project works with careful siting and orientation, reducing energy consumption through passive means. Roof overhangs on the south and west are tuned to mitigate solar heat gains while the northern clerestory welcomes so light into the bathroom and study. Operable clerestory windows assist in natural ventilation and allow the Bunkhouse to take advantage of onshore breezes in the summer months.Save this picture!© Juan BenavidesProject gallerySee allShow lessHenning Larsen Breaks Ground on Denmark’s First Ecolabel SchoolArchitecture NewsThe Kuwait Pavilion at the 2021 Venice Biennale Investigates the Role of the HinterlandArchitecture News Share 2019 CopyHouses•United States Houses “COPY” Year: last_img read more

Good causes invited to enter competition for new website worth up to £15K

first_img Tagged with: Charity Website Design competition FREE Melanie May | 29 April 2021 | News Good causes invited to enter competition for new website worth up to £15K This is the second time Steadfast Collective has given away a website. In 2019, to celebrate its fourth birthday, it ran a similar giveaway for Hampshire-based businesses and non-profits, with The QE2 Activity Centre receiving website design, development and new photography as part of their competition prize. A new website worth up to £15,000 is on offer from Steadfast Collective with community focused good causes invited to enter a competition to win it. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. The winner will receive a problem framing workshop to ensure everyone involved in the project understands the community’s aims and goals before embarking upon creating the new website, website design undertaken by Steadfast Collective’s design partner Lobo Creative, a website using the CMS best suited to their requirements, such as Shopify, Craft CMS, or WordPress, and a year of Steadfast+ – its fully-managed website plan including managed hosting and technical support. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Applications are via the Steadfast Collective website.  785 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 UK-based businesses, charities, and non-profits that are championing their communities can enter or be nominated, with a deadline of 24 May. Once entries are in, Steadfast Collective will shortlist entrants and open up voting to the general public, with the winner announced in June.last_img read more

Death of Palestinian prisoner sparks massive protests

first_imgMaysara Abu HamdiyaOutrage over the death of a Palestinian prisoner due to medical neglect by his Israeli jailers on April 2 sparked massive demonstrations in the West Bank, Gaza, Jerusalem and in Israeli prisons. Two teenage protesters were killed by Israeli troops. On April 3, Israeli aircraft dropped bombs on crowded Gaza after Palestinian fighters launched a rocket into Israel. That came one day after Israel poured tank shells into Syria.This all comes just a few weeks after President Barack Obama’s visit to Israel, where he announced the U.S.’s staunch support of the Zionist regime, armed to the teeth by the U.S government and war industry. This sent a clear signal to Israeli leaders that as far as the U.S. is concerned, Israel has a free hand to crush Palestinian resistance as well as intimidate neighboring Arab countries.Maysara Abu Hamdiya, 64, a retired Palestinian general imprisoned by Israel since 2002, was diagnosed with throat cancer in January 2013. The Palestinian Authority demanded Hamdiya’s release so he could receive medical treatment.Israel refused and Hamdiya died in an Israeli hospital. He was handcuffed when he was admitted, according to Issa Qaraqe, the Palestinian Authority’s minister of prisoner affairs.“Israel is committing a new massacre against the Palestinian prisoners,” Qaraqe said. “Abu Hamdiya died due to deliberate medical negligence.” Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas also condemned Israel’s treatment: “The Israeli government in its intransigence and arrogance refused to respond to our efforts to save the life of Abu Hamdiya, which led to his martyrdom inside the Occupation prisons.” (CNN, April 3)The Palestinian Authority released an affidavit from a lawyer who visited Hamdiya last month. He cited a months-long delay to grant a referral for a hospital examination, as well as a lack of any medical treatment for Hamdiya.Hamdiya’s death comes just over a month after the mysterious death of another Palestinian prisoner in Israeli hands — Arafat Jaradat. Nearly 5,000 Palestinians are currently held as political prisoners in Israeli jails.When news of Hamdiya’s death reached his fellow Palestinian prisoners, thousands staged uprisings to protest. In the Ramon prison in southern Israel, guards used tear gas to break up protests. Some 4,600 Palestinian prisoners staged hunger strikes to protest Hamdiya’s death. (Washington Post, April 3)When word reached the Palestinian occupied territories, thousands staged militant protests. Dozens of protesters were injured and two teenaged cousins were killed by Israeli troops as Palestinians expressed their outrage in the West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza.A military-style funeral for Masaya Hamdiya was held in the southern West Bank town of Hebron, where Palestinians also staged a general strike. (Financial Times, April 3)U.S. war plans in the Middle East depend on the aggressive strength of the Israeli garrison state, no matter the cost to Jewish or Palestinian people. However, the valiant decades-long struggle by the Palestinian people against oppression and occupation has inspired waves of support by Arab people throughout the region, as well as a peace movement within the Israeli population.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more