Hodjanernes Blog

4 juni 2010

En førstehåndsskildring.

Vore læsere må så selv afgøre om de finder den mere troværdig end HamaSS’ propagandapparat – den “danske” presse.

JPost: “When St.-Sgt. S. fast-roped down from an air force Black Hawk helicopter onto the Mavi Marmara Turkish passenger ship on Monday morning, he did not expect to be landing in what he called “a battlefield” and facing off against a group of “murderous mercenaries.”

The 15th and last naval commando from Flotilla 13 (the Shayetet) to rappel down onto the ship from the helicopter, S. said on Thursday that he was immediately attacked by what the IDF has called “the mob of mercenaries” aboard the vessel, just like the soldiers who had boarded just before him.

Looking to his side, he saw three of his commanders lying wounded – one with a gunshot wound to the stomach and another with a gunshot wound to the knee. A third was lying unconscious; his skull was fractured by a devastating blow with a metal bar.

As the next in the chain of command, S., who has been in the Shayetet for three and a half years, immediately took charge.

He pushed the wounded soldiers up against the wall of the upper deck and created a perimeter of soldiers around them to begin treating their wounds, he said. He then arranged his men to form a second perimeter, and pulled out his 9 mm. Glock pistol to stave off the charging attackers and to protect his wounded comrades. (more…)

Hån, spot og latterliggørelse.

Lars Hedegaard skriver i tidsskriftet Sappho om dem vi her på Hodjas Blog kalder Al-Aksemagterne.

Den rød-grønne alliance af venstrefløj, vestlige regeringer, journalister, eksperter og stærkt troende muhammedanere fejrer nye triumfer

4. maj 2010 Lars Hedegaard

Israelernes opbringning af fredsflotillen på vej til Gaza har fået en lang række eksperter ud af hullerne, og glade journalister i de trykte og elektroniske mainstream medier står klar med mikrofonerne for enhver, der har noget at udsætte på jødestaten.

Det er der mange, der har. F.eks. har man på TV2 News kunnet nyde kommentarer af en række hidtil upåagtede mellemøst-eksperter. Blandt de nyudsprungne kendere af regionens komplicerede politik er pressekoordinator ved Rehabiliterings- og Forskningscenter for Torturofre, Tue Magnussen, der på ingen tid havde fået koordineret sine tanker, således at han med sikkerhed kan fastslå, at Israel havde gjort sig skyldig i alvorlige forbrydelser. En bemærkelsesværdig indsats i betragtning af at søslag normalt ligger uden for centrets kernekompetence.

Mindre overraskende var en udtalelse af islam-fuskeren, professor Jørgen Bæk Simonsen, der ligeledes på TV2 News kunne fastslå, at det ser sort ud for freden i Mellemøsten, og at det er Israels skyld. Det tænkte vi nok, for enhver, der har sat sig ind professorens samlede værker, ved jo godt, at islam, som Gazas magthavere påberåber sig, er fredens religion og derfor aldrig ville gøre en flue fortræd, hvis ikke muslimerne blev så grusomt forfulgt af de satans jøder.

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No mosque at Ground Zero

Rush had an extensive interview with Andrew C. McCarthy on Wednesday.  He was the the lead prosecutor on the case against the blind sheik and 11 other jihadists, and now the author of • The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America    After the interview, Rush kicked himself for not asking about why the mosque was approved, and called him back.  This is a clip of that second interview. 

Fra Curmudgdeonly&Skeptical

‘Selvmordsaktivister’ på Gaza Narreflåden


Via Elder of Ziyon

MV Corrie rapporteret forsvundet, på vej og saboteret

Filed under: Hodja, Israel, Palæstina - Libanon — Tags: , — Hodja @ 13:27

Bethlehem – Ma’an/Agencies – The remaining aid ships, including the Challenger II and the MV Rachel Corrie have been reported to be lost at sea, bound for Gaza and set to return to their home ports by various news agencies around the globe.

As the world outcry continues over the Israeli attack on the Freedom Flotilla on Monday that resulted in the deaths of an unknown number of activists, with reports from one organizer that at least four were shot in the head, little appears certain over the plans of the remaining ships delayed from the initial flotilla.

Singapore’s Straits Times quoted Free Gaza organizer Audrey Bomse as saying “[t]the situation is we lost all contact with the boat. We assume this was sabotage by the Israelis,” while Israeli media is reporting that the MV Corrie is heading back to Ireland, for reasons as diverse as instructions from organizers to agreements with Israel that the ship not continue toward Gaza.

Al-Jazeera spoke with officials in Malaysia, who funded the Irish-flagged boat, where the nation’s government reportedly urged Israel “not to take any action that could harm people aboard.”

According to the Irish Examiner, officials in the country have appealed to the UN to ensure that the boat reaches Gaza shores safely, with calls coming directly from former UN assistant secretary general Denis Halliday, who is on board the ship.

Halliday reportedly sent in requests for a UN escort, while rumors continue to circle that Turkey may in fact volunteer naval craft to accompany the ships.

Head of the government of Ireland, Taoiseach Brian Cowen, was said by the Times to have warned the Israeli military of “the most serious consequences” if any of the five Irish citizens on board was injured.

Tip: P.H.

Mere på Semit

Hvad sker der?

Et åbent brev til medlem af De Radikale Margrethe Monika S. Hansen

Filed under: Danmark, Evidens, Hodja, Labaner, Politik, Radikale — Tags: , — Hodja @ 12:35

Kære læser/kære medlem

Nedenstående er et åbent brev til Monica S. Hansen, der skulle have siddet i panel ved mødet på tirsdag i Dansk Forfatterforening om trussels-kulturen:

Trykkefrihedsselskabet, den 3. juni 2010

Til Margrethe Monika S. Hansen

Efter at du på nettet har offentliggjort redaktør Kim Møllers hemmeligholdte adresse, ser vi os nødsaget til at tilbagekalde vores invitation til dig om at deltage i Trykkefrihedsselskabets møde om trusselskulturen den 8. juni.

Vi kan ikke finde anden begrundelse for din handlemåde, end at du har villet gøre det nemmere for Kim Møllers fjender i det venstreekstremistiske miljø at få ram på ham og hans familie.

Kim Møller, der redigerer den respekterede og meget læste blog Uriasposten, er gentagne gange blevet truet og i februar i år overfaldet med slag! og spark på åben gade i Århus. Af samme grund har han prøvet at holde sin privatadresse hemmelig.

Vi inviterede dig til mødet, fordi du har oplyst at være blevet truet på livet som følge af dine meninger. Men når du selv baner vejen for at andre kan blive ramt af vold, må vi sige fra.

Katrine Winkel Holm
Næstformand i TFS

Fakta

Filed under: Politik — Hodja @ 12:17

Jyske Vestkysten 3. juni 2010

Statistik og fakta om den israelske humanitære bistand til‏ Gaza

Statistik og fakta om den israelske humanitære bistand  til Gaza


Medmindre andet er angivet, alle oplysninger er fra “bag overskrifterne: Den israelske humanitære livline til Gaza,” Israel Udenrigsministeriet, 25 maj 2010

http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/About+the+Ministry/Behind+the+Headlines/Israeli_humanitarian_lifeline_Gaza_25-May-201.htm <http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/About+the+Ministry/Behind+the+Headlines/Israeli_humanitarian_lifeline_Gaza_25-May-2010.htm>

Humanitær hjælp
 
Gaza Marked, September 2009


  • I 2009, blev mere end 738.000 tons af mad og forsyninger kørt ind i Gaza.  Billeder i lokale aviser viser lokale markeder med masser af  frugt, grøntsager, ost, krydderier, til brød og kød som kan mætte de 1.4 mill. indbyggere i Gaza. Det samlede støttebeløb, der overføres fra Israel til Gaza i steg i 2009 med 180 procent sammenlignet med det overførte beløb 2008. [19]
  • Fra Jan-Maj 8, 2010, blev 230.690 tons af den humanitære bistand  overført fra Israel til Gaza gennem Israel-Gaza vare grænseovergange. Dette omfattede lægemidler og medicinsk udstyr, mælkepulver og baby mad, kød, kylling, fisk, korn, bælgfrugter, olie, mel, salt, sukker, friske grøntsager og mejeriprodukter samt foder, og hygiejne produkter og beklædning. (20)

Ved højtiderne øger Israel overførslerne. Under de muslimske hellige dage Ramadan og Eid al- Adha sendte Israel omkring 11.000 stykker kvæg til Gaza.


2. Fastholdelse af lægehjælp til alle


Alene i  2009,  forlod 10.544 patienter og deres ledsagere Gaza-striben for medicinsk behandling i Israel. Desuden var der 382 nødsituations evakueringer fra Gaza af medicinske årsager.  
Hadassah Medical Organization i Jerusalem donerer årligt $ 3 millioner i støtte  til behandling af palæstinenserne i Israel.
Af  frygt for udbrud af svineinfluenza, blev tre israelske hospitaler tildelt til  behandling  i Gaza-striben og 44.500 immuniseringer blev overdraget til striben.
Siden 2005, udnyttede palæstinenserne  lægehjælpens ordninger i mere end 20 gange til at udføre terrorangreb.

Medicinsk Udstyr:

I 2009 blev omkring  4.883 tons medicinsk udstyr og medicin bragt ind..
I første kvartal af 2010, afsendte Israel 152 lastbiler med medicinske forsyninger og udstyr ind i Gaza.
I 2009, koordinerede Israel overdragelse af medicinsk udstyr til handicappede, herunder kørestole, krykker og førstehjælpsudstyr. Andet udstyr som sendes til Gaza omfattede hjerte-monitorer, baby sonder, dental udstyr, medicinske bøger, ambulance nød udstyr, kunstige lemmer og børne soveposer


4. Livskvalitet I Gaza

 

  • Forventet levealder i Gaza-striben (2010) er 73,86, og er større end Estland, Malaysia, Jamaica og Bulgarien.
  • Børnedødeligheden i Gaza er 17,71 per 1000, som er bedre end hvad det er i Kina, Jordan, Libanon og Thailand.


Skole elever

  • Israel overfører skole udstyr forsynet af UNRWA, herunder bærbare computere, skoletasker, skriveredskaber og lærebøger.
  • Israel koordinerer i øjeblikket overførsel på 200.000 bærbare computere til Gaza’s  skole elever.
  • I første kvartal af 2010, overførte Israel  250 lastbiler med udstyr til UNWRA’s sommerlejr, herunder kunst-& kunsthåndværks udstyr, swimming pools, oppusteligt legetøj, is-maskiner, musikinstrumenter, tøj, sports udstyr.

3. Opbygning af fremtiden: Infrastruktur og økonomisk støtte

Byggematerialer

·        Mens import af cement og jern er blevet begrænset ind i Gaza, da disse bruges af Hamas til at støbe raketter og bunkers, så overvåges importen af lastbiler fyldt med cement, jern, og byggematerialer, såsom træ og vinduer jævnligt, og koordineres med internationale parter. Allerede i første kvartal af 2010, blev 23 tons jern og 25 tons cement overdraget til Gaza-striben.
Den 13 maj 2010, tillod Israel ca. 39 ton byggemateriale ind i  Gaza for at hjælpe med at genopbygge et beskadiget hospital. Byggematerialernes for al Quds hospitalet blev overført efter sikkerhedsforanstaltningerne var på plads, og den franske forsikring garanterede, at byggematerialerne ikke vil blive omdirigeret til andre steder.
Den 24 maj 2010, åbnede Israel  Kerem passagen for 97 lastbiler lastet med hjælp  og varer, herunder seks lastbiler med 250 tons cement og en lastbil læsset med fem tons jern til projekter som drives af UNRWA.

Elektricitet:

  • Som anført i en FN-rapport fra maj 2010, 120 megawatt (over 70 procent) af Gaza Stribens  “elforsyning kommer fra den israelske el net, mens 17 MWs kommer fra Egypten og 30 MWs er produceret af Gaza by’s kraftværk. Siden januar 2010 har der været forringelse i forsyningen af elektricitet til Gaza-striben, da Hamas regime er villig til at købe brændstof for at køre Gaza By kraftværk.
  • Gennem hele  2009, overførte  Israel  41 lastbiler med udstyr til vedligeholdelse af Gazas el net.
  • Israel letter overførsel af brændstof gennem grænsen, og fastholder at omledningen af    brændstof  fra den indenrigs el produktion  til andre anvendelser helt er Hamas beslutning. Over 133 millioner liter brændstof er kommet ind i Gaza fra Israel i løbet af de sidste 18 måneder

Spildevand:

  • Under første kvartal af 2010, koordinerede FN  med Israel overførslen af udstyr til UNWRA til opgradering af en pumpestation til spildevand. I 2009 blev 127 lastbiler, der indeholdt mere end 3.000 tons hypoklorid leveret til Gaza-striben, og som er beregnet til vandrensning formål. Desuden, kørte 48 lastbiler med udstyr til forbedring af den sanitære infrastruktur, og det førte til en betydelig reduktion i Beit Lahya  affalds niveauer.

Økonomi:

  • Primær eksport fra Gaza er afskårne blomster og citrus, og  handelspartnere er Israel, Egypten og Vestbredden. I løbet af 2009 blev 7.500 tusind tons af blomster og 54 tons jordbær eksporteret fra Gaza i samarbejde med Israel.
  • I 2009 blev 1.100 millioner shekels (ca. 250 millioner dollar) overført til Gaza-striben for den igangværende aktivitet af internationale organisationer og til at betale lønninger til arbejdstagerne i Det Palæstinensiske Selvstyre.



Fodnoter

[1] <https://www.kintera.com/kintera_sphere/Email/New/EmailEditor.aspx#_ednref1>  “LIVE: Israeli raid on Gaza flotilla,” BBC, May 31, 2010, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/10196585.stm
[2] <https://www.kintera.com/kintera_sphere/Email/New/EmailEditor.aspx#_ednref2>  Ravid, Barak, “Barak: Organizers of Gaza flotilla to blame for deadly clashes,” Haaretz, May 31, 2010, http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/barak-organizers-of-gaza-flotilla-to-blame-for-deadly-clashes-1.293187
[3] <https://www.kintera.com/kintera_sphere/Email/New/EmailEditor.aspx#_ednref3>  Katz, Yaakov and JPost.com Staff, “At least 10 activists dead, dozens hurt in flotilla clashes,” The Jerusalem Post, May 31, 2010, http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Article.aspx?id=176970

[4] <https://www.kintera.com/kintera_sphere/Email/New/EmailEditor.aspx#_ednref4>  “LIVE: Israeli raid on Gaza flotilla,” BBC, May 31, 2010, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/10196585.stm
[5] <https://www.kintera.com/kintera_sphere/Email/New/EmailEditor.aspx#_ednref5>  “IDF forces met with pre-planned violence when attempting to board flotilla,” Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, May 31, 2010, http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Government/Communiques/2010/Israel_Navy_warns_flotilla_31-May-2010.htm <http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Government/Communiques/2010/Israel_Navy_warns_flotilla_31-May-2010.htm> ; BBC telephone interview May 31, 2010
[6] <https://www.kintera.com/kintera_sphere/Email/New/EmailEditor.aspx#_ednref6>  “Israeli-Palestine Negotiations,” Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sept. 7, 2003, http://tinyurl.com/67w5e <http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Peace%20Process/Guide%20to%20the%20Peace%20Process/Israel-Palestinian%20Negotiations> ; “Israel’s Disengagement Plan: Renewing the Peace Process,” Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, April 20, 2005,http://tinyurl.com/9f3e7 <http://tinyurl.com/9f3e7>

[7] <https://www.kintera.com/kintera_sphere/Email/New/EmailEditor.aspx#_ednref7>  “Hamas Coup in Gaza, ” The International Institute for Strategic Studies Web site, June 2007,http://www.iiss.org/publications/strategic-comments/past-issues/v
olume-13—2007/volume-13–issue-5–june-2007/hamas-coup-in-gaza <http://www.iiss.org/publications/strategic-comments/past-issues/volume-13—2007/volume-13–issue-5–june-2007/hamas-coup-in-gaza> ; “Hamas takes full control of Gaza,” BBC, June 15, 2007, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6755299.stm <http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6755299.stm>
[8] <https://www.kintera.com/kintera_sphere/Email/New/EmailEditor.aspx#_ednref8>  IDF Spokesperson’s Unit communiqué, Jan. 3, 2009.
[9] <https://www.kintera.com/kintera_sphere/Email/New/EmailEditor.aspx#_ednref9> Zippori, Michal, “Convoy of ships heads to Gaza in attempt to break blockade,” CNN, March 27, 2010,http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/05/27/gaza.aid.convoy/index.html <http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/05/27/gaza.aid.convoy/index.html>

[10] <https://www.kintera.com/kintera_sphere/Email/New/EmailEditor.aspx#_ednref10> “MFA legal expert Sarah Weiss Maudi on the legal aspects of Gaza aid,” Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, May 26, 2010, http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/HumanitarianAid/Palestinians/Legal_aspects_Gaza_aid_26-May-2010.htm <http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/HumanitarianAid/Palestinians/Legal_aspects_Gaza_aid_26-May-2010.htm>

11] <https://www.kintera.com/kintera_sphere/Email/New/EmailEditor.aspx#_ednref11> Communication with the IDF Spokespersons Office and The Israel Project, May 31, 2010; “IDF forces met with pre-planned violence when attempting to board flotilla,” Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, May 30, 2010, http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Government/Communiques/2010/Israel_Navy_warns_flotilla_31-May-2010.htm

“MFA Spokesman on Gaza flotilla,” Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, May 24, 2010,http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/HumanitarianAid/Palestinians/MFA_Spokesman_Gaza_flotilla_24-May-2010.htm <http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/HumanitarianAid/Palestinians/MFA_Spokesman_Gaza_flotilla_24-May-2010.htm>

[12] <https://www.kintera.com/kintera_sphere/Email/New/EmailEditor.aspx#_ednref12> “IDF forces met with pre-planned violence when attempting to board flotilla,” Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, May 31, 2010, http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Government/Communiques/2010/Israel_Navy_warns_flotilla_31-May-2010.htm <http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Government/Communiques/2010/Israel_Navy_warns_flotilla_31-May-2010.htm>  

[13] <https://www.kintera.com/kintera_sphere/Email/New/EmailEditor.aspx#_ednref13> Statement by Mark Regev, Israeli Government Spokesperson, May 27, 2010.

14] <https://www.kintera.com/kintera_sphere/Email/New/EmailEditor.aspx#_ednref14> “IDF forces met with pre-planned violence when attempting to board flotilla,” Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, May 31, 2010, http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Government/Communiques/2010/Israel_Navy_warns_flotilla_31-May-2010.htm <http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Government/Communiques/2010/Israel_Navy_warns_flotilla_31-May-2010.htm>

15] <https://www.kintera.com/kintera_sphere/Email/New/EmailEditor.aspx#_ednref15> Pfeffer, Anshel Issacharoff, Avi, The Associated Press and Reuters, “At least 10 activists killed in Israel Navy clashes onboard Gaza aid flotilla,” Haaretz, May 31, 2010, http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/at-least-10-activists-killed-in-israel-navy-clashes-onboard-gaza-aid-flotilla-1.293089

[16] <https://www.kintera.com/kintera_sphere/Email/New/EmailEditor.aspx#_ednref16> “IDF forces met with pre-planned violence when attempting to board flotilla,” Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, May 31, 2010, http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Government/Communiques/2010/Israel_Navy_warns_flotilla_31-May-2010.htm <http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Government/Communiques/2010/Israel_Navy_warns_flotilla_31-May-2010.htm>  

[17] <https://www.kintera.com/kintera_sphere/Email/New/EmailEditor.aspx#_ednref17> Zippori, Michal, “Convoy of ships heads to Gaza in attempt to break blockade,” CNN, March 27, 2010, http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/05/27/gaza.aid.convoy/index.html <http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/05/27/gaza.aid.convoy/index.html> ; The Free Gaza Movement Web site, http://www.freegaza.org/, accessed May 28, 2010

[18] <https://www.kintera.com/kintera_sphere/Email/New/EmailEditor.aspx#_ednref18> “MFA legal expert Sarah Weiss Maudi on the legal aspects of Gaza aid,” Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, May 26, 2010, http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/HumanitarianAid/Palestinians/Legal_aspects_Gaza_aid_26-May-2010.htm <http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/HumanitarianAid/Palestinians/Legal_aspects_Gaza_aid_26-May-2010.htm>  

[19] <https://www.kintera.com/kintera_sphere/Email/New/EmailEditor.aspx#_ednref1> “Humanitarian assistance to Gaza during the period of calm (June 19 – Dec 18, 2008),” Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dec. 26, 2008, http://tiny.cc/j6plg <http://tiny.cc/j6plg> ; “Humanitarian assistance to Gaza from 27 Feb 2008 escalation up to 19 June calm understanding,” Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, June 18, 2008, http://tiny.cc/01r1m <http://tiny.cc/01r1m> ; “Summary of Gaza humanitarian activity in 2009 presented to international organizations,” Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jan. 15, 2010, http://tiny.cc/0c7ef <http://tiny.cc/0c7ef>  

[20] <https://www.kintera.com/kintera_sphere/Email/New/EmailEditor.aspx#_ednref2> “Increased humanitarian aid to Gaza after IDF operation,” Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, May 8, 2010, http://tiny.cc/3gtug <http://tiny.cc/3gtug>  

Hvorfor al den postyr?

De såkaldte ‘aktivister’ havde allerede før afrejsen fra Tyrkiet udtrykt deres trang til at blive martyrer og komme op til de 72 jomfruer.

For en af dem var det 3. forsøg på at komme i himlen.

Nu har israelerne opfyldt deres ønske – så hvorfor skal de kritiseres for det? Hvis israelmodstanderne ikke neddæmper deres kritik betragteligt, risikerer de jo, at Israel ikke vil være så tilbøjlige til at opfylde evntuelle martyraspiranters ønsker en anden gang.

Svinekød er oksekød

Filed under: Danmark, Demografi, Evidens, Grisobarium, Hodja, Immigration, Islam — Tags: , , — Hodja @ 10:40

Pizzeriaer bruger i stigende grad pizzaskinke, pølser, pepperoni og bacon lavet af okse- og kalvekød.

Og kunderne elsker det.

Tip: J.D.

Frænde er frænde værst.

Filed under: EUSSR, Holland, Imamer, Immigration, Islam, Jihad, Labaner, Terrorism — Skjoldungen @ 10:08

Også belgiske dommere arbejder ihærdigt for kulturberigerne – med stor succés:

Daily Mail: “Isabella Brandon, a Belgium Judge of the Peace who specialised in family matters, and André Bellemans, died instantly from wounds to the head.

The bloodbath took place just after lunch in an annex of the Palais de Justice in central Brussels, where security had recently been stepped up because of a high profile terrorist trial. – ‘The man was screaming all kinds of threats when he marched up to the women and shot them both in the head a number of times with a rifle,’ said an eye witness. – ‘He had been involved in an earlier case about housing benefit and clearly wasn’t happy with the judgment handed down. –
‘He’s thought to have gone home to pick up his weapon and then returned to carry out the murder. – ‘People inside the court were screaming and shouting throughout the drama. There was blood everywhere. Nothing could have been done to save them. – The man managed to pick up a nasty wound before running away out into the street. All buildings in the area have been locked down, with warnings on TV and radio. Police are trying to find him.’

The man had shot Judge Brandon in the head before using another weapon, thought to be an axe, on her assistant.  He said to have brought the axe down ‘heavily on the assistant’s back,’ said the eye witness. The women, both in their 50s, were both married with children and were due to retire soon.

Belgium Justice Minister Stefaan De Clerck said it was the first time that a judge had been killed in a court, and that security was usually taken ‘100 per cent for granted.’ – Announcing a national minute’s silence for the victims, he added: ‘What happened was a terrible shock. We are doing everything we can to find the killer and bring him to justice. This is an absolute catastrophe.’ – Mr De Clerck said a recent trial involving alleged Islamic terrorists had seen x-ray machines and metal detectors installed at all entrances to the Palais de Justice. However, Judge Brandon was sitting in a minor court in an annex next door, where security was more lax. Judge Brandon specialised in matters including divorce, adoption and commitment to psychiatric institutions.

A Brussels police spokesman said: ‘We are looking for an Albanian immigrant in connection with this terrible shooting. All nearby buildings, including a local school, have been shut down. This man remains armed and dangerous.’”