to go further Organisation February 21, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Israeli army blows up The Voice of Palestine building in Gaza Help by sharing this information On 19 January, the Israeli army had blown up the Palestinian broadcasting building in Ramallah. A column of Tsahal tanks had surrounded the seven-story building that housed The Voice of Palestine. The Palestinian employees had left the building a few minutes earlier. The Israeli army had confiscated some of the equipment. Then soldiers had carried out a bomb attack on the studios and offices. The explosion had destroyed most of the building. Despite this attack, The Palestinian radio station had continued to produce and broadcast its programming from private radio stations in the West Bank. News RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes According to RSF’s information, on the morning of 21 February, the Israeli army blew up the building that housed the broadcasting system of the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation in eastern Gaza. Khaled al-Siam, the director of the station, told the Agence France-Presse that Israeli soldiers had placed explosives on two floors of the building after having taken out the documents and technical equipment. The explosion was so strong that the entire building collapsed. At night, Israeli tanks had penetrated two kilometres into the Gaza city, entering from three different directions, according to the heads of the Palestinian security services. The Israeli authorities often accuse The Voice of Palestine of encouraging violence against Israel. Receive email alerts IsraelMiddle East – North Africa IsraelMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en News In a letter addressed to Defence Minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, Reporters sans frontières (Reporters Without Borders – RSF) expressed its indignation at the destruction by Tsahal of the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation building, The Voice of Palestine, in Gaza. “We are protesting against this policy of deliberate elimination of any official Palestinian viewpoint of the conflict. A month ago, the Israeli army destroyed the building of the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation in Ramallah; today the Gaza station has been blown up. The Israeli government is really doing everything to silence the media of the Palestinian Authority”, declared Robert Menard, secretary general of RSF. May 28, 2021 Find out more Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists June 3, 2021 Find out more Tsahal has yet again attacked the Palestinian media by blowing up The Voice of Palestine’s building in Gaza. RSF is indignant at this deliberate policy aimed at muzzling the Palestinian Authority’s media. News May 16, 2021 Find out more WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News Follow the news on Israel
GBBO 2013 winner Frances Quinn has made a 4ft-wide version of a jaffa cake with Hambleton Bakery, which has broken the world record by over a foot.The record-breaking jaffa cake was nearly 23 times the size of the ones you find on supermarket shelves – the recipe included 120 eggs, six kg of butter and three litres of marmalade.Quinn teamed up with Hambleton Bakery for the challenge, at its base in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire. Last week she announced the launch of a new range to be sold across its shops.She said: “I got the idea when there was a whole debate going on about whether jaffa cakes are biscuits or cakes.It really mattered to me as well, because I make a lot of jaffa cakes and if they were classed as biscuits, there would be more tax on them. But I decided to make the largest-ever one. I really wanted to break the record.It took a lot of planning. We actually had to bake it in six parts and then fit it all together, like a giant jigsaw.”She added that anyone who wanted orange jelly that day would have had no luck either, as she thought the team had bought the local stores out of it.Having baked the giant jaffa cake, Quinn had to transport it to London for its unveiling. She said getting it in and out of the van and then carrying it up a small flight of stairs in a pub was almost more of a challenge than making it.
He was branded a flop following a less than stellar spell at Arsenal, but Gervinho is looking like a world beater following his switch to Roma 18 months ago.The Ivory Coast international was on form yet again on Thursday evening, scoring a sublime goal against Feyenoord that is up there with the best strikes of the season.Running across his marker, Gervinho nonchalently flicked the ball between his legs and into the net without breaking stride, perhaps leaving Arsenal fans wondering why he couldn’t do the same when playing at the Emirates.