Fathi Hamad, Member, Palestinian Legislative Council, Hamas Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Feb. 29, 2008 For the Palestinian people death became an industry, at which women excel and so do all people on this land: the elderly excel, the Jihad fighters excel, and the children excel. Accordingly, (Palestinians) created a human shield of women, children, the elderly and the Jihad fighters against the Zionist bombing machine, as if they were saying to the Zionist enemy: We desire Death, as you desire Life.
The 5th Astana Economic Forum devoted to the challenges and perspectives of economic development in a time of global transformation, will be held from May 22-24, 2012, in Kazakhstan’s capital of Astana.
Forum participants will include the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev; the former President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Horst Köhler; the Prime Minister of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al-Thani; the Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan; the Prime Minister of Georgia, Gilayri Nicoloz Zyrabovich; 25 active and former ministers, 40 leaders of international organizations, corporations and businesses, 11 Nobel Prize winners and other eminent thinkers.
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