Saturday, January 31, 2009

2008–2009 Israel–Gaza conflict

The 2008–2009 Israel–Gaza conflict, part of the ongoing Israeli–Palestinian conflict, started on 27 December 2008 (11:30 a.m. local time; 9:30 a.m. UTC) when Israel launched a military campaign in the Gaza Strip. Codenamed Operation Cast Lead (Hebrew: מבצע עופרת יצוקה‎), the campaign's stated intention was to stop Hamas rocket attacks on Israel's southern communities and target the members and infrastructure of Hamas. In the Arab World, the conflict has been described as the Gaza Massacre (Arabic: مجزرة غزة‎).

A six-month truce between Hamas and Israel expired on 19 December 2008. Hamas and Israel could not agree on conditions to extend the truce.Hamas blamed Israel for not lifting the Gaza Strip blockade, and for an Israeli raid on a purported cross-border tunnel in the Gaza Strip on November 4, which it held constituted a serious breach of the truce. Israel blamed Hamas for rocket and mortar attacks on Israel.

On 27 December 2008, Israel launched its military operation with the stated objective of halting Hamas rocket fire and the smuggling of weapons through underground tunnels from Egypt. Hamas demands the cessation of Israeli attacks and an end to the Gaza Strip blockade.On the first day of the Israeli operation, the Israeli Air Force, supported by the navy, bombed Hamas bases, training camps, headquarters and offices in the Gaza strip. Civilian infrastructure, including mosques, houses and schools, were also attacked. Israel claims that many of these buildings stocked weapons or personnel. Hamas has intensified its rocket and mortar attacks against targets in Israel throughout the conflict, hitting such cities as Beersheba and Ashdod.On January 3, 2009, the Israeli Defence Forces ground invasion began, with mechanised infantry, armor, and artillery units, supported by helicopter gunships, entering Gaza.

As of 28 January 2009, 13 Israelis have been killed during this conflict, including three civilians. About 1,300 Palestinians including 410 children and about 900 civilians (with the remainder being police officers and militants) were killed, according to figures compiled by the Palestinian ministry of health. The Israeli military claims that between 1,100 and 1,300 were killed, over 700 were militants and 250 were civilians.

International reactions during the conflict have included calls for an immediate ceasefire as in the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1860, and concern about the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip and the hindrances in delivering aid.

Israel announced a unilateral ceasefire on January 18 which came in effect at 0000 UTC (2 a.m. local time). Palestinian militants fired about 20 rockets over the border after the Israeli ceasefire announcement and Israel launched an airstrike in Gaza. Hamas offered its own one-week unilateral ceasefire. On 21 January, Israel completed its withdrawal from the Gaza Strip.

In the days following the ceasefire, the BBC reported that more than 400,000 Gazans were left without running water. As a result of the bombings, 4,000 Gazan buildings were razed and 20,000 severely damaged), and it was reported that Gaza 'looks like earthquake zone'. More than 50,800 Gazans were left homeless.

Human rights groups and aid organisations have accused Hamas and Israel of war crimes and called for independent investigations and lawsuits. On January 26, Israeli soldiers and officials were warned against traveling to Britain over fears they could be arrested and charged with war crimes.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

“To Spend or Not to Spend…... that’s The Question!”

How many times have this question crossed our minds? Almost every time when we take money out of pockets, right? Have a day passed by without us having spent a single cent? Unlikely! The question is not whether to spend or not but rather, How Do We Control Our Spending Habits. Below are some smart spending habits to adopt in order to be financially healthy.

Spend According to Budget

There is a Malay proverb that says “ukur baju di badan sendiri” that we should measure our clothes on our own shoulders. This is the equivalent of saying that we should spend according to our budget. We have already covered the topic on Budgeting in our previous article and to reiterate it: Budgeting is really a plan for us to spend without feeling guilty about it later. What is important here is that we need to have a “Spending Plan” in the first place. Without it, we would most likely be spending on impulse or what is commonly known as Impulse Buying. We can’t avoid impulse buying totally and it’s not wrong. There would be times when we just can’t resist that aroma flowing from that cup of Cappuccino or that pair of shoes or handbag which is on sale! However, when it becomes the norm rather than the exception, we have to be wary of our spending habit.

In preparing your Spending Plan, you should also learn to anticipate your needs. For example, if we are going to get ourselves new clothes for the coming festive season, get it earlier during the Mega Sale or whenever a good bargain comes our way (for example, during a warehouse sale or closing down sale). If we were to buy an umbrella each time it starts raining, we not only end up with too many umbrellas but may have to pay a premium for it. It is also advisable to budget for unexpected expenses like wedding angpows, car repairs, home repairs etc. These items, if not provided for, may throw us off-budget!

Compare Prices

Do we make it a habit to shop around before buying something or do we just buy it? Some of us might argue that the time and cost of shopping around before buying a bottle of cooking oil or a tube of toothpaste may not be worth it. True and that is why we have to be a Smart Consumer – we should plan our purchases and have a record of prices of these essential items. Here, we could devise our very own “Price Book” to record down the prices of the items that we buy regularly and know exactly where and when we could get the best deal!

For example, if Store A has the lowest prices for most of the items in our shopping list during weekdays, then we should plan our grocery shopping during the weekday there. However, if Store B has the best bargains during the weekends and we are only free during the weekends, we should go there instead. The point is – have a Shopping List, a Price Book and Stick to them. In fact, we can make this entire process a fun family activity by getting our children help in doing a “price survey” each time they go shopping. Each family member can then compare notes to see who can find the best bargain in town! This would not only help us in comparing prices but also teach our children the value of money.

Branded Stuff

What’s in a Name? Everything and it may be worth more than the product itself and as consumers, we tend to buy the brands that we trust the most. This is well and fine but when we end up buying things that we don’t need or can’t afford, it becomes a problem. Some of us buy branded stuff because we are influenced by the images conjured and emotional appeal created by the advertisement itself and not because we need it. As a Smart Consumer, we have to sometimes look beyond the brand and ask ourselves: “Do I really need it?”, “is it really worth that much?” and “Can I really afford it?” Don’t make purchases based on images or even what your friends have but rather on your needs and the merits of the product itself.

Buying Second-Hand Items

The thought of buying second-hand items might put some people off but this is a great way to stretch your Ringgit. The greatest benefit of doing so is to allow the first buyer to take the initial depreciation of the goods, which is normally the largest. Take for example of buying a brand new car. Most of the time, the new car owner would suffer between 10-20% depreciation of the value of his new car the moment he drives it out of the showroom! If he sells it after 3 years, he may sell it for two-thirds of the initial purchase price, if he is lucky! Imagine if you’d bought it from him… it’s like getting a “discount”. Yes, you may not get that “new smell” of a car but does it really matter? It may be worth the sacrifice as long as the car is well-maintained, accident-free and heavily discounted, don’t you think so?

Another good example of products that we may not want to buy it new is baby products, especially clothing and toys. Some of us might cringe at that idea but it is not uncommon. Baby clothing is not cheap and your baby will most likely wear for short period of time as the baby will outgrow the clothing very fast. Ideally, we could get hand-me-downs for free by dropping a hint here and there. Otherwise, we could either borrow or buy them second-hand from parents who will no longer need them anymore.

Buying Second-Hand items can also include new items sold at a fraction of their original price because of product defects, factory overruns and clearance of old stocks. Unless you are a celebrity or some very important public figure, you do not need to be spotted with the latest fashion or newest model of mobile phones, watches etc. If we do not mind the slight defects or it being a slightly older model, there are bounds of opportunities to grab a good bargain. There are numerous places to consider when buying these items, including warehouse sales, factory outlets, garage sales, junk stores and the flea markets. The process of bargaining can be quite fun and you will certainly sharpen your bargaining skills over time!

The Sleep Test

Shopping can be an addiction and is never easy to resist. We all know the symptoms when the buying bug bites… we feel the adrenalin rush that makes our hearts desire for it; then it goes right up our head and we start rationalizing about it. We tell ourselves that since we worked so hard, we truly deserve it and want to reward ourselves JUST THIS ONCE! Finally, it triggers our hands to dig into our pockets and out comes the “Plastic Card” – CHARGE IT!

Our will may be strong but our flesh is weak! After all, we are only humans, right? However, one effective way to counter this is through “sleeping over it”. This will be especially useful for big-ticket items like buying a new car, changing that old furniture set, renovating our home, buying that plasma/ LCD TV or even that home-theatre system or whatever else we are considering. Before committing ourselves to these items, sleep over it and take a closer look at our budget to see if the purchase fits into your current plan. Discuss it over with your spouse or family and take all the time you need to think it through carefully because once the money is gone, it’s gone!

Remember: When making your next purchase, ask yourself these questions: “Do I really NEED it?”, “Is it within my Budget?” “Is it the Best Deal?” “Can I find a cheaper Brand with the same value?” “Can I find a Second-Hand item instead?”

Be a Smart Consumer and let’s “Make Prudent Financial Management A Way of Life” today!

“Make Prudent Financial Management A Way of Life” today!

From....Agensi Kaunseling Pengurusan Kewangan

Toyota Camry owned by MyDAD

Seventh generation (XV40) (2007–present)

The seventh generation Camry was introduced at the 2006 North American International Auto Show alongside a hybrid version and went on sale in March 2006 as a 2007 model. The 2007 Camry was significantly redesigned and featured a 2-inch longer wheelbase. Overall length and passenger volume remained equal to the predecessor, while trunk space decreased by about 1.5 cu-ft.

Power came from a choice of four- and six-cylinder engines. The 2.4 L 4-cylinder engine was carried over from the past generation and produced 158 hp and 161 ft·lb. It came with a 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic. The 3.5 L V6 engine in contrast came with a 6-speed automatic only and produced 268 hp and 248 ft·lb.

Styling-wise the Camry takes a sleeker shape. Coefficient of drag (Cd) figure for the non-hybrid Camry is 0.28 and 0.27 for the hybrid.

For more responsive handling Toyota offers the SE Camry. The SE's chassis offers 15-percent-higher spring rates, special dampers/shocks, a stiffer front anti-roll bar, stiffer bushings on the rear suspension, and 17" summer tires. To create a more rigid structure an underfloor brace, a V-brace behind the rear seat and thicker body-side brackets are added. For increased handling performance TRD offers stiffer lowering springs.

Sales in the United States, the primary market for the Camry, significantly increased in the year following release. Quarterly sales totaled a record 46,630 vehicles for second quarter of the American 2007 model year.

Consumer Reports 2007 Annual Car Reliability Survey gave the V6 version of the Toyota Camry a "below average" rating, thus removing the V6 Camry from Consumer Reports' "Recommended" list. This rating does not apply to the four cylinder and hybrid versions, which continued to be recommended. However, these problems have been corrected, and the V6 version has improved to "average".

Consumers of awarded 2007 Toyota Camry with "Car of the Year" distinction.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Hubungan Anda dengan Duit

“Perbelanjaan hidup saya jauh lebih besar daripada pendapatan, mungkin kami boleh dikatakan hidup berasingan.”
- e.e. Cummings
Jarang sekali kita mendengar orang bertanya kepada kita, “Bagaimana hubungan kamu dengan duit kamu?” Soalan ini agak sensitif tetapi secara jujur, jika anda diajukan soalan ini, bagaimana anda akan menjawapnya? Adakah anda berdua masih “bercakap” di antara satu sama lain, hidup berasingan atau yang lebih teruk lagi, “bercerai”? Memahami hubungan anda dengan duit amatlah penting dalam membantu anda menguruskannya dengan baik.
Bagaimana pula dengan Masa Silam Saya?
Untuk memahami hubungan anda dengan duit, mari imbas kembali sewaktu anda sedang membesar. Kemungkinan besar, persepsi anda tentang duit dibentuk oleh orang dewasa disekeliling anda. Anda mungkin mendapat pelbagai perasaan dan idea tentang duit daripada keluarga anda.
Jika ahli keluarga anda perlu bekerja keras, anda mungkin fikir bahawa membuat duit memerlukan kerja yang banyak dan berjam-jam. Jika ada perselisihan faham tentang duit, anda mungkin rasakan bahawa berbincang tentang duit membuatkan orang marah atau takut. Jika keluarga anda mendapat bantuan kerajaan, anda mungkin rasa sedih, berterima kasih atau malu. Jika anda mendapat duit ketika kecil, anda mungkin rasa seronok atau bersalah. Anda mungkin rasa seronok dengan memiliki wang anda sendiri atau dapat membantu keluarga anda. Anda mungkin marah kerana perlu bekerja.
Bagaimana pula dengan Hari Ini?
Kadang kala, anda boleh mengetahui bagaimana perasaan anda terhadap sesuatu dengan menghabiskan sesuatu ayat dalam perkataan anda sendiri. Cuba siapkan ayat-ayat berikut seberapa banyak yang anda boleh dan perhatikan perasaan anda semasa anda menyiapkannya:
  1. Ia amat mudah bagi saya untuk membelanjakan duit untuk.........................
  2. Ia amat sukar bagi saya untuk membelanjakan duit untuk..........................
  3. Saya suka mendapat duit kerana...............................
  4. Saya risau tentang duit apabila.................................
  5. Saya bertengkar tentang duit kerana................................
  6. Menyimpan duit membuatkan saya rasa............................
  7. Jika hari ini saya ada cukup duit, saya akan...........................
  8. Bercakap tentang duit membuatkan saya..........................
  9. Semasa saya membeli barang yang tidak saya perlukan, saya.....................
  10. Saya tidak tahu bagaimana hendak mengurus duit saya kerana.....................
Bagaimana pula dengan Esok?
Cara yang terbaik untuk merancang masa hadapan adalah dengan memahami keadaan anda yang dahulu dan sekarang. Dengan mengetahui tanggapan dan perasaan anda tentang duit akan membantu anda mengajukan persoalan-persoalan penting. Jawapan anda pula boleh membantu anda membuat keputusan yang baik. Cuba ajukan soalan berikut dan ambil sedikit masa untuk memikirkan jawapannya.
  • Berapakah jumlah duit yang cukup untuk keperluan dan kehendak saya?
  • Bagaimanakah saya hendak mendapat duit yang saya perlukan?
  • Bagaimana pula duit untuk kecemasan?
  • Bagaimana pula duit untuk semua barang keperluan keluarga saya?
  • Bagaimana saya boleh berhenti runsing tentang duit?

Bagaimanakah Perasaan Penduduk Malaysia Tentang Duit?
Anda perlu tahu tentang masa silam anda dan bagaimana ia memberi kesan kepada anda. Anda juga perlu memahami pengaruh persekitaran anda.
Umumnya, orang Malaysia menghargai duit. Kita selalu melihat kehidupan orang kaya dan ternama melalui filem, rancangan TV realiti, sukan, akhbar dan majalah. Tambahan pula, pengiklan menyuruh kita membeli, membeli dan terus membeli. Ramai orang beranggapan yang duit menjadikan mereka penting. Kita mula mempercayai yang “lebih baru dan lebih besar” adalah lebih baik. Kita lupa untuk merancang sebelum kita berbelanja.
Budaya kita membentuk pemikiran dan tingkah-laku kita. Mari kita dengan jujur tanya diri kita masing-masing: Tidakkah kita terfikir tentang orang-orang ternama dan ingin menjadi seperti mereka? Tidakkah tingkah-laku kita seperti watak yang kita lihat dalam TV, dalam filem atau pemain sukan (ya, anda semua yang mahu menjadi Beckham!)? Tidakkah kita membeli sesuatu kerana mahu menjadi seperti mereka yang berada dalam iklan tersebut (sesetengah orang mungkin mengakui yang baju kemeja-T Nike mereka sebenarnya memperbaiki permainan golf mereka!)?
Mengapa Orang Mahukan Duit?
Orang mahukan duit supaya mereka boleh hidup. Mereka mahukan duit untuk menjaga diri mereka dan keluarga mereka sendiri. Tetapi orang juga mahukan duit kerana budaya kita memberitahu bahawa: Duit menjadikan anda penting. Duit adalah keyakinan diri. Anda adalah pendapatan anda.
Budaya kita juga memberitahu kita bahawa memiliki banyak benda akan menggembirakan kita. Apa yang kita lihat dan dengar, mencadangkan bahawa kita boleh membeli perasaan. Jika kita mengambil perhatian akan semua ini, jiwa kita boleh jadi kosong. Kita boleh menjadi muflis atau tidak gembira.
Apa Yang Duit Boleh Buat atau Tidak Boleh Buat?
Walaupun budaya kita mengatakan bahawa duit adalah jawapan kepada segala masalah kita, kita juga mendengar yang duit itu jahat: Duit adalah punca segala kejahatan. Duit menghancurkan! Mari kita lihat apa yang duit boleh buat dan tidak boleh buat:
“Ia boleh membeli sebuah rumah, tetapi bukan keselamatan.
Ia boleh membeli sebuah katil, tetapi bukan tidur.
Ia boleh membeli sebuah jam, tetapi bukan masa.
Ia boleh membelikan anda buku, tetapi bukan ilmu pengetahuan.
Ia boleh membelikan anda kedudukan, tetapi bukan penghormatan.
Ia boleh membelikan anda ubat, tetapi bukan kesihatan.
Ia boleh membelikan anda darah, tetapi bukan nyawa.”
Anda lihat, Duit bukanlah segalanya!
Apa Yang Duit Boleh Dapatkan Untuk Saya Hari Ini?
Dengan duit anda boleh menguruskan makan minum, tempat berteduh dan pakaian anda. Semua orang memerlukan semua ini untuk hidup. Anda juga menggunakan duit untuk perkhidmatan seperti penjagaan kesihatan, penjagaan anak, pengangkutan, insuran dan pendidikan. Anda memerlukan banyak benda yang anda miliki dan perkhidmatan yang anda beli. Belian yang lain adalah kehendak – sebuah kereta baru, makan di luar, pakaian berjenama, percutian atau hanya cuba bersaing dengan jiran kita.
Kuncinya bukan berapa banyak duit yang anda miliki tetapi bagaimana anda menggunakannya. Perbelanjaan anda perlu mengikut nilai-nilai anda. Nilai-nilai murni andalah yang penting bagi anda. Ini memerlukan perancangan dan latihan. Melainkan anda menggunakan duit sebagai alat, dengan mudah ia boleh menjadi perangkap!
Apakah Yang Duit Dapat Buat untuk Masa Depan Saya?
Pilihan yang anda buat hari ini boleh mengubah masa depan anda. Apabila anda melakukan yang berikut, anda bukan hanya merancang untuk minggu depan, bulan depan atau tahun depan tetapi seumur hidup:
  • Memilih untuk berbelanja atau tidak berbelanja
  • Menyimpan duit untuk simpanan kecemasan
  • Belajar kemahiran baru untuk mendapatkan atau mengekalkan pekerjaan
  • Melangsaikan hutang
  • Menjadi pembayar hutang yang baik supaya anda boleh mendapat pinjaman yang besar seperti pinjaman kereta atau rumah
  • Mengajar anak-anak dan ahli keluarga tentang penggunaan duit yang betul
Begitulah! Sehingga anda mempunyai hubungan yang baik dengan duit, anda tidak akan boleh hidup bersamanya. Seperti pepatah ada mengatakan, “Seorang bodoh dan duitnya tidak akan kekal lama bersama.”

from akpk.....for readers plezz take notes..

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Kereta Idaman nih....Tunggu sat Noh..

Ni gmbr Evo 7

Evolution X
Tenth Generation 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
Production October 2007-present
Body style(s) 4-door sedan
Platform CZ4A
Transmission(s) 6-speed twin-clutch gearbox
5-speed manual
Wheelbase 2650 mm (104.3 in)
Length 4495 mm (177 in)
Width 1810 mm (71.3 in)
Height 1480 mm (58.3 in)
Curb weight 1420 kg (3131 lb)-1600 kg (3527 lb)

In 2005, Mitsubishi introduced a concept version of the next-gen Evolution at the 39th Tokyo Motor Show named the Concept-X.
Mitsubishi unveiled a second concept car, the Prototype-X, at the 2007 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).

The Lancer Evolution X sedan features a newly designed 4B11T 2.0 L turbocharged, all-aluminum inline-4 engine. Power and torque depend on the market but all versions will have at least 280 PS (205.9 kW; 276.2 hp) (JDM version), the American market version will have slightly more. The UK models will be reworked by Mitsubishi UK, in accordance with previous MR Evolutions bearing the FQ badge. Options for the UK Evolutions are expected to be between 300 hp (220 kW) and 360 hp (270 kW). Two versions of the car will be offered in the U.S. The Lancer Evolution MR, with 6-speed Twin Clutch Sportronic Shift Transmission (TC-SST). The other version is the GSR which will have a 5-speed manual transmission system. The car has also a new full-time all-wheel drive system named S-AWC (Super All Wheel Control), an advanced version of Mitsubishi's AWC system used in previous generations.[12]. The S-AWC uses torque vectoring technology to send different amount of torque to any wheel at any given time.

It also features Mitsubishi's new sequential semi-automatic six speed Twin Clutch SST twin-clutch transmission with steering-mounted magnesium alloy shift paddles. A 5-speed manual gearbox will also be available. Mitsubishi claims that the 5 speed manual transmission has always been preferred in rallying and should be very refined, resulting in a more satisfying drive.[13] New Lancer Evolution will incorporate Mitsubishi's next generation RISE safety body.

The production version of Prototype-X has begun production in Autumn 2007. The Evolution X went on sale October 1, 2007 in Japan [14] then in January 2008 in the U.S.A. [15], February in Canada (as the first version of Evolution in Canada)[16] and in March 2008 in the UK [17] at prices between £27,499 and £37,999.[18] The Twin Clutch SST version was available in Japan from November 2007.[19] Europe will follow with sales in May, GSR and MR version (= incl. Premium Package)

Japanese models

The engine is the 4B11-type 2.0 litre inline-4 turbo and produces 300 PS(221 kW/296 hp) at 6500 rpm 422 N·m (311 ft·lbf) (43.0 kg-m) at 3500 rpm. Aluminum is used in the roof panel, front fenders and the rear spoiler frame structure.[20]

* RS - 5 speed manual transmission. 18-inch tires. Driver dual-stage airbag. Standard Engine immobilizer.
* GSR - Standard rear spoiler. 5 speed manual or 6-speed Twin Clutch SST transmission (magnesium paddle shifters on SST model). 245/40R18 tire on Enkei 12-spoke high-rigidity cast alloy wheels or optional BBS lightweight alloy wheels. Brembo ventilated disc brakes. Standard S-AWC 4WD system. Driver and front passenger dual-stage airbag. Standard Engine immobilizer with security alarm. Optional Mitsubishi Motors Communication System (MMCS) which comprises a 30Gb hard disk drive audio/navigation system with 7-inch (180 mm) LCD screen. Optional Rockford Fosgate premium sound system. Optional keyless remote entry.

GSR can be fitted with following packages:

* High Performance Package - Bilstein single tube shock absorbers and Eibach coil springs, brembo 2-piece disc brakes, high performance tires with stiffer walls and better grip.
* Stylish Exterior Package - Chrome finish for the front grille lattice and beltline molding, body color-keyed fender vents, adds fog lamps.
* Leather Combination Interior - The seats matches the color of the exterior.
* Premium Package - All 3 above packages plus 18-inch (460 mm) BBS lightweight alloy wheels.

Friday, January 9, 2009



Zionis tak berhati perut

PENDUDUK Palestin memindahkan 13 mayat satu keluarga untuk dikebumikan selepas mereka menjadi mangsa serangan Israel di daerah Zeitun.

Kanak-kanak Palestin kebuluran di sebelah mayat ibu

BAITULMAQDIS: Jawatankuasa Palang Merah Antarabangsa (ICRC) semalam menuduh Israel gagal membantu mangsa yang cedera di sebuah kawasan di Gaza apabila menemui empat kanak-kanak terlalu lemah untuk berdiri dan terbaring di sebelah mayat ibu mereka.

ICRC dalam satu kenyataan berkata, kakitangannya dan pekerja Persatuan Bulan Sabit Merah Palestin kelmarin menemui 12 mayat dan sekurang-kurangnya 19 orang yang masih hidup termasuk beberapa mangsa cedera dan empat kanak-kanak, dalam rumah yang musnah dalam serangan di Zeitun, kira-kira 80 meter dari kedudukan tentera Israel.

Anggota tentera mengarahkan pekerja penyelamat meninggalkan kawasan itu tetapi mereka enggan, menurut kenyataan.

"ICRC percaya tentera Israel gagal memenuhi syarat undang-undang kemanusiaan antarabangsa untuk menjaga dan memindahkan mangsa cedera," menurut kenyataan langsung luar biasa sambil menambah kelewatan dalam membenarkan pasukan penyelamat masuk ke kawasan itu 'tidak boleh diterima.'

Katanya, permintaan untuk memastikan perjalanan selamat bagi ambulans ke Zeitun yang dikemukakan pada 3 Januari lalu cuma diberi kelmarin.

Menceritakan detik ngeri di tempat kejadian yang disaksikan penyelamat pertubuhan itu apabila tiba di kawasan kejiranan berkenaan, ICRC berkata, pasukannya 'menemui empat kanak-kanak bersebelahan mayat ibu mereka di dalam sebuah rumah.

"Mereka terlalu lemah untuk berdiri. Seorang lelaki juga ditemui masih hidup, terlalu lemah untuk berdiri. Ada 12 mayat di atas tilam. Dalam sebuah rumah lain, penyelamat menemui 15 penduduk terselamat, sebahagiannya cedera.

"Di sebuah rumah lain, penyelamat menemui tiga mayat. Tentera Israel yang berada kira-kira 80 meter dari rumah itu mengarahkan penyelamat keluar dari situ tetapi mereka enggan," menurut kenyataan ICRC..

Ketua delegasi ICRC wilayah Israel dan Palestin, Pierre Wettach, menyifatkan kejadian itu mengejutkan.

"Tentera Israel sedar tetapi tidak membantu mangsa yang cedera malah membuatkan keadaan sukar bagi kami atau Bulan Sabit Merah Palestin untuk menyelamat mereka," katanya.

Tentera Israel tidak membincangkan dakwaan itu tetapi tetap mendakwa 'memberi kerjasama kepada pertubuhan bantuan antarabangsa supaya penduduk awam diberi bantuan.'

"Sebarang tuduhan serius yang dibuat terhadap tentera Israel perlu disiasat dengan teliti, sebaik aduan seumpama itu diterima secara rasmi," katanya.

Dalam kejadian lain di Bandaraya Gaza, seorang pegawai bantuan Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu (PBB) terbunuh apabila tentera Israel menembak trak yang dipandunya.

Jurucakap PBB, Adnan Abu Hasna berkata kejadian itu berlaku ketika tempoh gencatan senjata Israel bagi membenarkan bantuan kemanusiaan masuk ke Gaza.

Katanya, agensi bantuan PBB menyelaras penghantaran itu dengan Israel serta trak berkenaan ada tanda bendera badan dunia ketika kejadian.

Tentera Israel berkata, ia sedang menyiasat kejadian berkenaan yang dijangka meningkatkan ketegangan antara badan dunia dengan Israel selepas rejim Zionis itu membedil sekolah PBB awal minggu ini

dipetik dari Berita Harian 9 Januari 2009...

Jadi marilah ramai kita memberi sokongan kepada Palestin xkira dari segala aspek...Membangun bersama Islam...

maklumat yg berguna...

Detik dan saat tahun baru ini akan aku ingati smpai bila2.....arini dalam kamus sejarah hidup aku sangat berbangga kerana aku telah tidak sengaja berjumpa 1 blog yg menulis salasilah sejarah keluarga sebelah bapa aku...dulu pakcik aku telah berusaha mencari susur galur sejarah ini...sekarang baru aku mengeryi dan faham betapa pentingnya maklumat itu kerana ini adalah berkaitan maruah dan juga darjah keluarga aku....aku amat berbangga dengan usaha ini...aku amat terkejut apabila maklumat di dlm blog ini amat lengkap dan padat...aku sngt suka klau byk blog mcm ni lagi....

p/s:aku nk tunjuk kt ayah....mesti ayah boleh cerita detail.....
aku amat berbangga kerana aku adalah keturunan kerabat diraja nagaraKedah suatu ketika dulu...alhamduliah...walaupun nama aku tiada tengku,megat or apa2 tp darah yg mengalir dalam tubuhku adalah darah pahlawan yg telah dinafikan haknya dahulu...namun sekarang tinggal kenangan.

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