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Documentar ProTV – 20 de ani de Libertate in Romania

20 de ani de libertate 20 de ani de libertateRealizat de Pro Tv, acest film documentar-reportaj readuce în atenția publicului atmosfera zilelor trecute de la Revoluție și prezintă evenimentele văzute și prin ochii celor care și-au pierdut părinții sau copiii pe altarul libertății. La începutul acestui documentar este reamintit contextul european în care a avut loc Revoluția, apoi sunt redate cronologic faptele petrecute în timpul acesteia.

Cele trei reportaje care compun materialul „20 de ani de libertate” au fost difuzate în cadrul Știrilor Pro Tv, la finalul anului 2009 și au vrut să arate publicului ce s-a întâmplat în ultimele zile din decembrie ’89 și că, în ciuda tuturor dificultăților cu care se confruntă, soarta românilor s-a schimbat în bine. Libertatea totală de expresie, posibilitatea de a călători, controlul propriului destin și libertatea de a alege sunt numai câteva dintre urmările Revoluției.

La peste 20 de ani de la evenimentele din decembrie 1989, românii, cuprinși de pesimism, par să fi uitat că acum pot să-și stabilească propriul curs al destinului tocmai pentru că alții au decis să sacrifice totul, chiar și pe sine, pentru ca urmașii lor să fie stăpânii propriului destin, și nu subjugați unui sistem de stat aberant.

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3,000-year-old text from King David’s time is found in the holy city (oldest inscription ever found in area)

Jar fragment bearing an inscription in a Canaanite language that was unearthed near Jerusalem’s Temple Mount by Hebrew University archaeologist Eilat Mazar. (photo credit: Eilat Mazar/Noga Cohen-Aloro) Photo and Story From The Times of Israel:

3,000-year-old text from King David’s time, in an unknown language on the top of a jug, is earliest alphabetical writing ever found in holy city. Oldest inscription found in J’lem, but no one can read it.

An ancient inscription dating back to the time of King David, recently discovered in Jerusalem, has researchers scratching their heads.

The 3,000-year-old text comes from the top of what remains of a large earthenware jug and is the earliest alphabetical written text ever uncovered in the city, according to a statement from Hebrew University, whose researchers found the artifact.

Dated to the 10th century BCE, the artifact predates by 250 years the earliest known Hebrew inscription from Jerusalem, from the period of King Hezekiah at the end of the 8th century BCE.

The new inscription was found around the top of a jug, but only the first letter and last few now remain. Although the characters are legible, it is in an unknown Canaanite language.

The pottery was found in December 2012 but details of the discovery were only published on Wednesday after initial examinations of the find were completed.

Archaeologist Eilat Mazar, who is leading the dig that found the inscribed fragment, speculated that the text names the owner of the jug, its destination, or perhaps its contents.

Mazar reckoned that the text comes from the Jebusite people who lived in the area at the time, or some other Canaanite tribe that called Jerusalem home at the time of King David, around 1000 BCE. The date makes the discovery the oldest known text to be found in Jerusalem after the Israelite arrival in the city.

Reading from left to right, the text contains a combination of letters approximately 2.5 cm tall, which translate to m, q, p, h, n, (possibly) l, and n. Since this combination of letters has no meaning in known west-Semitic languages, researchers are boggled as to what the letters say.

According to Mazar, the inscription, in the Canaanite language, is the only one of its kind discovered in Jerusalem and an important addition to the city’s history.

Researchers from the Hebrew University found the artifact at a dig along the southern wall of the Temple Mount enclosure.

The southern wall meets the Western Wall, a remnant of the ancient wall that surrounded the Temple courtyard, at a corner that has been extensively explored by researchers and developed as an archaeological park.

The jug, along with pieces from six other jugs typical to the period, was found beneath the floor of the remains of a large structure where they were apparently placed in ancient times to shore up the floor.

Boko Haram’s horrific attack on schoolchildren in Nigeria, 42 killed: burned alive or shot in the back while fleeing

via Mission News Network Photo above credit – www.presstv.ir Photo below credit http://www.bbc.co.uk

Nigeria (MNN) ― At one time, Nigerian Christians and law enforcement had the most to fear from the Al Qaeda-linked Islamist militia, Boko Haram.

Today, it seems their campaign to instill Sharia law throughout the country has broadened. Their new targets are „soft” targets: farmers, aid workers, school children, and teachers. Open Doors USA spokesman Jerry Dykstra explains, „I think the government is increasing pressure. The result, I believe, is that the Boko Haram is fighting back.”

Their latest attack can only be described in one word: horrifying. In the dawn hours of July 8, Dykstra says, „Suspected Boko Haram extremists came and set fire to the school, and many of the students were burned alive. Others were shot in the back when they tried to flee.”

The boarding school was in Mamudo, Yobe. The United Nations’ children’s agency said 48 students and seven teachers died in that attack. Survivors said gunmen rounded up students and staff at the school and placed them in a dormitory before throwing explosives inside and opening fire.

What’s more, this isn’t the first time, says Dykstra. „This is about the third or fourth school they’ve targeted in the last month or so. They believe that the students should be getting radical Islamic instruction.”

The European Union condemned the „horrific murder by terrorists,” and the act prompted Britain to put Boko Haram on its terrorist list. Yobe is one of the three states where the Nigerian government imposed a state of emergency in May. Immediately after the attack, the governor closed all secondary schools.

Boko Haram means „Western education is a sin” in Hausa. Since they began their effort to Islamize Nigeria in 2001, over 9,000 have died. As a result, Nigeria launched a major offensive against Boko Haram on May 15.

Last year, the focus was churches and Christians. This year, it seems to be children. Dykstra notes, „According to Open Doors, there were about 30 Christians that attended the school that was burned down. We don’t know really how many of those killed were Christians.”

Samaila, a teacher at the school, told Open Doors that he could see scores of parents in shock trying to identify children. An Associated Press journalist also described chaotic scenes at a nearby Potiskum hospital as parents tried to identify their children from among the deceased.

There were two similar attacks on schools in June. On June 16 at a school in Damaturu, Yobe, suspected Boko Haram attackers opened fire on students. A pastor told Open Doors that the attackers arrived at the school asking for the Christian students by name. However, security agents interfered in the attack, and the insurgents ended up firing random shots, killing 13 students and teachers. Open Doors has not been able to confirm how many Christians were among the victims.

On June 18, suspected Boko Haram members also opened fire on students at a Muslim school in Maiduguri. Nine students and one medical worker were killed.

„The carnage in Nigeria continues,” says Dykstra. The senseless slaughter is hard to understand, which is why he urges believers to „pray specifically for the violence to stop. The government tried to talk to the Boko Haram leaders, but that didn’t work out. So now, they’re going after them. All these strategies don’t seem to have worked, so we need to put our trust in the Lord.”

Nigeria is ranked No. 13 on the Open Doors 2013 World Watch List of the worst persecutors of Christians.

Christians tortured in the Sinai

Photo credit www.charismanews.com

from CBN News inside Israel you can watch the video here by leonida sheets:

JERUSALEM, Israel – From the West Coast of Africa to the deserts of Sinai, Bedouin tribes are conducting a human trafficking trade on a massive scale.

It’s no secret. The trade reaps millions of dollars and deals with human misery. It could be stopped but so far no one has dared.

„By that time I had lost sense (sensation) in both my hands,” an Eritrean torture victim told CBN News. „It was a result of the accumulated torture but mainly because (both) of my wrists were tied up so tightly, (and I was) hanged up from the ceiling for three days, the blood was cut off from my hands and the flesh started to literally drip from my hands.”

Torture in the Sinai

This man is just one victim of this widespread modern-day slavery, kidnapping, and torture trade in the Sinai desert. There are many pictures and videos of this horrible practice on the Internet.

For this story, this Christian man from the African country of Eritrea is going by „Philip,” but that’s not his real name. CBN News covered his identity for his protection.

„In some cases, we were tortured simply because we were Christians,” he told us, his chest trembling slightly as he spoke.

„Sinai was always a place for human smuggling, but since around two years ago – even a bit more – it started also to be a place of human torture,” Shahar Shoham, director of Physicians for Human Rights, told CBN News.

Shorham has documented more than 1,300 cases of torture in the Sinai. Those survivors, like Philip, made it to Israel. But most of the cases of torture are not documented.

„They torture them in horrible methods, like hanging upside down from the ceiling, like using electric shocks, like burning them on their bodies,” Shorham said.

Kidnapped for Ransom

This story begins in Eritrea, where many like Philip fled from its brutal dictatorship. He traveled to a United Nations refugee camp in Sudan. There he was kidnapped by a Bedouin tribe.

They transferred him – along with many others – through Sudan, Egypt, and all the way to the Sinai desert and their torture camps.

What happens next in these camps is diabolical.

„What they make you do is call your family and ask them for the money,” Philip explained. „Usually they will do the asking. They will say, ‘Either send this money or your brother will die or your father will die or your son will die.’ It depends on whoever is picking up the phone.”

„While you’re talking to your family they would pour molten plastic on your body so that you would scream and perhaps they thought that would persuade your family to pay or collect the money faster,” he said.

The tribesmen demand what for most poor Eritrean families is a king’s ransom.

„The ransom fees can go up to $40,000 for an individual and even $50,000, and until the ransom fees (are) paid, the people will not be released,” Shoham explained. The financial burden on the families is devastating.”

Killing a Soul

Sister Azziza is a Catholic nun from Eritrea who is based in Jerusalem. She has interviewed many of the Sinai survivors.

„People are destroyed physically (and) psychologically because of what they know they did to their family, how they are living,” Sister Azziza told CBN News.

But many do not make it out alive.

„We estimate that around 4,000 people died in the Sinai, some of them from torture,” Shoham said. Many who were with Philip died.

„We couldn’t help them; that was the most horrible thing,” he recalled. „Some you know. You have experienced some of the harshest treatment in this world and yet they’re dying and you couldn’t do anything to help them. That was horrible.”

Hanged Like Christ

Yet the torture and the dying go on.

CBN News talked with a 35-year-old Eritrean woman named Segen. She is five month’s pregnant.

Meron Estefanos, an Eritrean human rights activist living in Sweden, arranged our conversation. The kidnappers give them cell phones so they can call their family and friends.

We talked via Skype, linking Sweden, Jerusalem, and the Sinai.

It was sobering. You could hear the strain in Segen’s voice.

„They are asking for money every minute and they hit us and they put us – they will make us lie down on the floor and you know their feet would be up and they would hit their feet and melt with melted plastic bags,” Estefanos said.

„And so that way they cannot stand because they will torture their feet, and every day they hang them the way they hang Jesus Christ,” she said.

„What does she mean when they hang them like Jesus Christ?” CBN News asked.

„They hang us the way He was hanged and they take off their clothes. While they are naked they will hang them. And they will just hit them with big bats like all day for hours,” she said.

No Secret to the World

Many of the Etritreans, like Segen and Philip, are Christians. Many don’t survive.

„There are around 7,000 that went through these torture camps and 4,000 that died.  Those are huge numbers and I don’t think that the world needs to keep quiet about that,” Shoham said.

Philip miraculously survived and made it to Israel where he received life-saving medical treatment.

The location of these torture camps is no secret.

„Their location and whereabouts is known already by many high officials,” human rights activist Majed El Shafie told CBN News.

„The only way out of this problem is for the international society or the international community to put pressure on the Egyptian government to release the victims, to stop these human traffickers,” he said.

Shafie believes some of the American financial aid to Egypt could be used – with conditions – to help these victims.

„Every American listening to us right now – not only Americans but anybody in the world – can make a difference,” he said.

„You can contact your congressman. You can contact your senator. You can show them that you care about these issues,” he said. „If you send an email, or fax or make a telephone call, he can save a life.”

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