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3:12 AM

sebelum ini, saya suka awak sebab peribadi awak yang menarik, cara awak bergaul dengan orang dan bukanlah semata-semata kerana awak jelita.

Activists send new boat to challenge Gaza blockade 9:23 AM

JERUSALEM – Pro-Palestinian activists sent another boat to challenge Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday and Egypt declared it was temporarily opening a crossing into the Palestinian territory after a raid on an aid flotilla that ended with Israeli soldiers killing nine activists.

The raid provoked ferocious international condemnation of Israel, raised questions at home, and appeared likely to increase pressure to end the blockade that has deepened the poverty of the 1.5 million Palestinians in the strip.

Turkey, which unofficially supported the flotilla, has led the criticism, calling the Israeli raid a "bloody massacre" and demanding that Washington condemn the raid. The White House has reacted cautiously, calling for disclosure of all the facts.

Amid the increasing tensions, the Israeli military said it carried out an airstrike in Gaza on Tuesday, and an Islamic militant group said three of its members were killed after firing rockets into southern Israel. Israeli authorities say the rockets landed in open areas and caused no injuries.

Two militants infiltrating into Israel from Gaza were killed in a separate incident Tuesday, the military said.

In other violence, Israeli hospital officials said an American woman lost her eye during a demonstration Monday in Jerusalem against the naval raid. Emily Henochowicz of Maryland was in intensive care after undergoing surgery, said hospital spokeswoman Yael Bossem-Levy. Witnesses said Henochowicz, 21, was hit by a tear gas canister in the face while Palestinian youths were throwing rocks, although she was standing at a distance.

The pro-Palestinian flotilla had been headed to Gaza with tens of thousands of tons of aid that Israel bans from Gaza. After days of warnings, Israel intercepted the flotilla under the cover of darkness early Monday, setting off a violent melee that left nine activists dead and dozens of people, including seven soldiers, wounded. Most of the dead were believed to be Turks.

Israel said 679 people were arrested, and about 50 of those had left the country voluntarily. Hundreds who refused to cooperate remained jailed and subject to deportation.

Israel says the Gaza blockade is needed to prevent the Iranian-backed Hamas, which has fired thousands of rockets into the Jewish state, from building up its arsenal. It also wants to pressure Hamas to free an Israeli soldier it has held for four years.

Critics say the blockade has failed to weaken Hamas but further strapped an already impoverished economy. It also has prevented Gaza from rebuilding after a devastating Israeli military offensive early last year.

Egypt, which has enforced the blockade with Israel since Hamas militants seized control of Gaza in 2007, said it was opening the border for several days to allow aid into the area.

The governor of Egyptian's northern Sinai district, Murad Muwafi, said it was a humanitarian gesture meant to "alleviate the suffering of our Palestinian brothers after the Israeli attack."

Several thousand Gazans made a furious rush to the Egyptian border, hoping to take advantage of a rare chance to escape the blockaded territory.

Cars with suitcases piled on their roofs streamed to the border, while many others lugged overstuffed bags on foot. Dozens of Hamas police with automatic weapons are patrolling the area to maintain order.

"We are working to help residents take advantage of this opportunity," said Hamas Interior Ministry spokesman Ihab Ghussein. "We hope it will be open all the time, not just as a response to yesterday'sevents."

Greta Berlin said the Free Gaza Movement, which organized the flotilla, would not be deterred and that another cargo boat was off the coast of Italy en route to Gaza. A second boat carrying about three dozen passengers is expected to join it, Berlin said. She said the two boats would arrive in the region late this week or early next week.

"This initiative is not going to stop," she said from the group's base in Cyprus. "We think eventually Israel will get some kind of common sense. They're going to have to stop the blockade of Gaza, and one of the ways to do this is for us to continue to send the boats."

The Israeli military refused to say how it would respond to the arrival of new Gaza-bound ships. But Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said, "there is no change in policy" and urged activists to send the aid into Gaza through current, authorized means.

"We have no intention to use violence and there is no need for this to end violently," Palmor said. "If they want the aid to get to Gaza, they can send through the regular peaceful channels. I think they understand that seeking confrontation will not do them any good."

Protests erupted in a number of Muslim countries including Turkey, which unofficially supported the flotilla, Indonesia and Malaysia, where a Palestinian man slashed himself outside the U.S. Embassy.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an outspoken critic of Israel, told lawmakers Tuesday that the Israeli raid was an attack "on international law, the conscience of humanity and world peace."

"This bloody massacre by Israel on ships that were taking humanitarian aid to Gaza deserves every kind of curse," he said, demanding that Israel immediately halt its "inhumane" blockade of Gaza.

Turkey's Foreign Ministry said four Turkish citizens were confirmed slain by Israeli commandos and another five were also believed to be Turks. Israeli authorities were still trying to confirm their nationalities.

Thousands of pro-Islamic and nationalist Turks have poured into the streets in Istanbul and Ankara since the report of the Israeli raid. Protesters with Palestinian and Turkish flags shouted "Down with Israel!" outside Israeli diplomatic missions.

Within Israel, the raid sparked intense debate over why the military operation went awry.

Israel sent commandos onto the six ships carrying nearly 700 activists after mission organizers ignored the government's call to bring the cargo to an Israeli port, where it would be inspected and transferred to Gaza. In most cases, the passengers quickly surrendered. But on the largest ship, the Turkish-flagged Mavi Marmara, the forces encountered resistance.

Israeli commandos rappelled on ropes from a helicopter and army videos showed them being attacked by angry activists with metal rods and one soldier being thrown off the ship. Others jumped overboard to escape the angry mob. Israeli authorities said they were attacked by knives, clubs and live fire from two pistols wrested from soldiers. The soldiers then opened fire, killing nine.

Israeli military analysts said it was a mistake to send commandos to board the Marmara and the military could have used non-lethal weapons such as tear gas. They also said the intelligence-gathering was faulty.

Retired Gen. Shlomo Brom asked why the ships' engines weren't sabotaged instead.

"There were certain objectives to this operation. One was not to let the vessels get to Gaza, but the other objective was to do it without any damage to Israel's image," Brom told The Associated Press. "Certainly it failed."

The daily Maariv, in a front-page headline, called the raid a "debacle."

Sabine Haddad, spokeswoman for the Israeli Interior Ministry, said 679 people were arrested and handed deportation orders. By midafternoon Tuesday, some 50 people had left the country voluntarily. But hundreds refused to cooperate and were jailed.

"The rest said they wanted to go to jail and are at Beersheba jail going through a process of deportation," she said. She said judges were hearing the cases and that almost everyone would be expelled within the next few days.

She said more than half of those arrested were from Turkey, with others coming from more than 30 other countries, including Britain, Algeria, Jordan, Kuwait, Germany and the U.S. Israeli police said four Arab Israeli citizens would face criminal charges.

Israel did not allow access to the activists, but a handful who were deported arrived home Tuesday, including a Turkish woman and her 1-year-old son, six Greeks and three German lawmakers.

"There was a massacre on board," said the woman, Nilufer Cetin, whose husband, Ekrem, is the Marmara's engineer and was still in Israeli custody. "The ship turned into a lake of blood."

Norman Paech, a former member of Germany's Left Party who was aboard the Marmara, said he only saw three activists resisting.

"They had no knives, no axes, only sticks that they used to defend themselves," Paech said at a news conference in Berlin after he and four other Germans returned from Tel Aviv. He added, however, that he could "not rule out" that others used weapons somewhere else on the boat.

Turkey said it was sending three ambulance planes to Israel to return 20 Turkish activists injured in the operation and had other aircraft ready to get other activists. About 400 Turks took part in the flotilla.

The flotilla was the ninth attempt by sea to breach the blockade Israel and Egypt imposed after Hamas violently seized the territory. Israel allowed five seaborne aid shipments through but snapped the blockade shut after its 2009 war in Gaza.

There was little call in Israel to end the blockade. Israelis have little sympathy for Gaza, which sent thousands of rockets and mortar rounds crashing into Israel for years before last year's war.

The Israeli-Gaza border was tense following the naval raid.

The Iranian-backed Islamic Jihad said three of its fighters were killed Tuesday shortly after firing rockets into southern Israel. Israeli authorities say the rockets landed in open areas and caused no injuries.

The Israeli military confirmed its airstrike, and Gaza's chief medical examiner also said there were three deaths.

On Tuesday morning, the Israeli military said Gaza militants infiltrated Israel and exchanged fire with troops. Israeli rescue services said two militants were killed, but the military would not immediately confirm that.


Associated Press writers Karin Laub, Grant Slater and Matti Friedman in Jerusalem, Ashraf Sweilam in Sinai, Egypt, and Selcan Hacaoglu and Suzan Fraser in Ankara, Turkey, contributed to this report.

5:48 AM

Jalan hidupku yang berliku-liku, berwarna warni, 
sabarla kesabaran~ 

saat itu pasti tiba

Garisan Masa

Masa pantas berputar
Berputar halus di dada dinding
Dada dinding medan hitungan
Hitungan jarinya petunjuk detik

Detiknya seolah sapaan lembut
Sapaan lembut bagi insan
Insan bernyawa lagi berakal
Berakal tentang detik waktu

Waktu yang hanya seketika cuma
Cuma terkadang melangkaui batasan
Batasan yang wujud sekian lama
Lama bukan bererti tua

Tua bukan bermaksud lemah
Lemah ada tegasnya
Tegas bagi mereka yang leka
Leka dengan syurga ciptaan

Ciptaan yang hanya sementara
Sementara menuju lembah abadi
Abadi kekal jangan disangkal
Disangkal kekal tiada undurnya

Undurnya masa rayu dikembalikan
Dikembalikan ke dunia dengan harapan
Harapan itu hanya sia-sia
Sia-sia bagi manusia yang alpa

Alpa dari mengambil ikhtibar
Ikhtibar tersirat wahyu Ilahi
Wahyu Ilahi ada bicara

Bicara tentang ‘Demi Masa’
Demi Masa wahai sahabatku
Demi Masa..

“Demi Masa.. Sesungguhnya manusia itu berada di dalam kerugian kecuali mereka yang beriman dan beramal soleh serta berpesan-pesan dengan kebenaran dan berpesan dengan kesabaran” (Q.S. al – ‘Ashr : 1 – 3)


"Ummat Islam sangat pantang kalau agama suci mereka disentuh atau dipermain-mainkan. Bila terkenang kembali kisah Natrah (bekas isteri Mansor Abadi) yang mana ummat Islam Tanah Melayu membuat rapat umum di Singapura dihadiri lebih 2,000 orang, yang mengakibatkan seramai 18 orang mati syahid dan 173 orang cedera parah bagi mempertahankan akidah seorang muslimah.

Kisah Natrah; ia amat menyayat hati....

1937 24 Mac Natrah dilahirkan di Tjimahi, Jawa, Indonesia dengan nama Bertha Hertogh atau Maria Huberdina Hertogh
Disember 1942 Bertha Hertogh diserahkan untuk dipelihara kepada Che Aminah Mohamad.Usia Natrah ketika itu 5 tahun. Ibunya Adeline dan neneknya Nor Louisenya menyerahkan Bertha dan Benny kepada Che Aminah tanpa pengetahuan bapanya Sarjan Adrianus Petrus Hertogh kerana telah ditawan tentera Jepun.
Che Aminah Mohamad atau Mak Minah seorang peniaga kain di Jawa yang berasal dari Kemaman , Terengganu . Menurut keterangan Natrah, Che Aminah bukan Babu atau pembantu rumah. Maria Hertogh diberi nama Natrah dan hidup dalam suasana dan pendidikan Islam.

15 November 1945 Che Aminah membawa Natrah balik ke Kampung Banggol, Kemaman, Terengganu melalui Singapura kerana orang Indonesia ketika itu meluap-luap membenci orang kulit putih yang dianggap bangsa penjajah.
1945 Bapa Natrah, Sarjan Hertogh dibebaskan selepas Hiroshima dan Nagasaki dibom dengan bom atom oleh Amerika. Dia balik ke Bandung ,Jawa dan mencari anaknya Natrah. Adeline dan Hertogh balik ke Belanda tanpa menemui Natrah. Usaha mencari diteruskan melalui teman-teman dan pegawai kerajaan Inggeris dan Belanda.

September 1949 Natrah ditemui oleh Arthur Locke, Penasihat British di Terengganu sewaktu pertunjukan senaman di padang Sekolah Perempuan Melayu Chukai.

19 Ogos 1949 polis Semarang memberitahu Andrianus, Natrah berada di Kemaman.

12 April 1950 Che Aminah membawa Natrah ke Singapura atas perancangan dan muslihat Sarjan Hertogh.

22 Mei 1950 Ketua Hakim Mahkamah mengarahkan Natrah diletakkan di bawah Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat, Singapura

24 April 1950 Natrah dihantar ke Girls Homecraft Centre, York Hill,Singapura

28 April Che Aminah membuat rayuan untuk mendapatkan balik hak penjagaan terhadap Natrah melalui peguambela Encik Ahmad Ibrahim daripada syarikat peguam S.C. Goho & Co.

19 Mei 1950 peguambela Encik Ahmad Ibrahim menghujah di mahkamah bahawa Che Aminah Mohamad berhak menjadi penjaga Natrah. Profesor Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim menjadi protaganis dan antara tokoh yang amat dihormati dalam kes Natrah di Singapura.

28 Julai 1950 Che Aminah menang kes rayuannya. Natrah dikeluarkan daripada York Hill

1 Ogos 1950 kerana takut peristiwa berulang ,Natrah dikahwinkan dengan Cikgu Mansor Adabi secara nikah gantung di rumah bapa angkat Mansor Adabi iaitu En. M.A.Majid di 139, Seranggoon Road, Singapura. Ketika ini Natrah berusia 13 tahun tetapi susuk tubuhnya besar. Usia Mansor Adabi 22 tahun. Dalam Undang-Undang Syariah Islam ,perempuan umur 13 tahun dibenarkan kahwin sebagaimana isteri Nabi Muhamad , Siti Aisyah.

2 Disember 1950 Ketua Hakim megeluarkan perintah yang ketiga untuk didengar di mahkamah tentang kesahihan perkahwinan dan hak penjagaan Natrah.Mengikut undang-undang Belanda, seorang anak yang berusia 16 tahun ke bawah, bapanya berhak menentukan kehidupannya. Pendakwa berhujah sama ada Natrah berhak dikahwinkan dan terus menganut agama Islam ataupun tidak. Mahkamah memutuskan, selagi tidak mencapai umur 18 tahun ke atas, hanya penjaga yang berhak ke atasnya. Mahkamah tidak menyebut ibubapa tetapi penjaga. Tiba-tiba daripada isu agama bertukar bertukar kepada isu jagaan.
Dalam kes Natrah ini, mahkamah mengakui Natrah secara rela tanpa dipaksa oleh sesiapa hendak meneruskan kehidupan sebagai seorang muslim. Mahkamah mengatakan pula, siapa yang boleh menafikan hak Natrah daripada didedahkan kepada agama Kristian ? Bapanya lebih berhak ke atasnya.

12 Disember 1950 Hakim menjatuhi hukuman - Natrah mesti dikembalikan kepada ibu bapa kandungnya di Belanda.Bapanya diberi hak dalam menentukan agama anaknya. Natrah telah dihantar pulang ke Belanda, dan seterusnya dipaksa menjadi Kristian.

12 Disember 1950 Rusuhan Natrah berlaku kerana masyarakat Islam di Singapura dan Tanah Melayu kecewa Natrah akan dimurtadkan.

13 Disember 1950 Natrah dan ibu kandungnya meninggalkan Lapangan Terbang Kallang , Singapura menuju Belanda dengan kapal terbang KLM.
Ada protes orang Islam di Karachi , Pakistan yang bersimpati dengan Natrah.

15 Disember 1950 Natrah sampai di Lapangan Terbang Sciphol, Amsterdam, Belanda; disambut oleh lebih 4000 orang Kristian Belanda beserta sorakan selamat datang dan sepanduk 'Welcome Back Bertha'. Mereka dari 'Bertha Hertogh Comittee' yang dibentuk oleh bapanya , Sarjan Hertogh.
Di rumahnya di Bergen Op Zoom, kehidupan Natrah sentiasa dikawal ketat oleh polis Belanda. Dia pernah bertanya tentang 'Di mana masjid di Bergen Op Zoom ?'. Natrah minta sejadah, bertanyakan khiblat dan tak lupa sembahyang 5 kali sehari . Ingatannya kepada Mansor Adabi tidak pernah padam terhadap suaminya itu.

Januari 1952 Mansor Adabi menerima surat daripada seorang pemuda Belanda bernama JC Vermeulen tentang kehidupan Natrah. JC Vermeulen adalah pedagang import-eksport Belanda.

9 Januari 1951 Surat 1 daripada Mansor Adabi kepada Natrah dalam tulisan Jawi, berbahasa Melayu.

10 Januari 1951 Surat 2 daripada Mansor Adabi kpada Natrah, antaranya menceritakan nasib Karim Ghani yang masih ditahan.

17 September 1951 Surat daripada Mansor Adabi kepada Natrah.

Mac 1953 Surat pertama daripada Natrah kepada Mansor Adabi dalam tulisan rumi berbahasa Melayu-Indonesia. Dia telah menjadi Kristian Katholik dan minta Mansor Adabi jangan menulis kepadanya lagi. Natrah menggunakan nama asalnya 'Bertha Hertogh.

25 Januari 1953 Surat Mansor Adabi kepada Natrah

20 Julai 1953 Surat Natrah kepada JC Vermeulen disampaikan kepada Mansor Adabi.

1954 Mansor Adabi berpatah arang dan berkahwin dengan anak muridnya Zaiton Jahuri.Mansor Adabi menghantar kad undang perkahwinan kepada JC Vermeulen. Natrah yang mengetahui hal itu sangat kecewa. Kekecewaan itu dicurahkan kepada temannya Johannes Gerrit Vermeulen. Antara murid Mansor Adabi ialah Datuk Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman, bekas pengarah MAS.

26 Januari 1956 Telegram daripada JC Vermeulen kepada Mansor Adabi menyatakan Natrah ingin kembali bersama Mansor Adabi di Malaysia.

20 April 1956 Natrah berkahwin dengan Johan Gerardus Wolkenfelt, seorang askar ketika Natrah berumur 18 tahun. Umur Wolkenfelt 21 tahun. Wolkenfelt berhenti menjadi askar dan menjadi tukang kayu.

15 Februari 1957 Natrah bersalin anak lelaki pertama. Natrah mendapat 10 orang anak. Nama anaknya Silvija, Carolien, Frans, Marlies, Theo, Huub, Rinie, Marjoline , Hands dan Paul.

20 Januari 1959 Surat daripada Mansor Adabi kepada Natrah menceritakan dia sudah berkeluarga.

3 Februari 1959 Surat Natrah kepada Mansor Adabi. Semua surat-surat Mansor Adabi tersimpan dalam fail 'Personal - Mansor Adabi' di Arkib Perbandaran Bergen op Zoom, Belanda.

25 November 1975 Televisyen Belanda NRVC meriwayatkan kembali kisah hidup Natrah dalam filem dokumentari The Time Just Stool Still selama 20 minit. Natrah, Wolkenfelt dan Mansor Adabi turut dijemput diwawancara dalam dokumentari itu. Ketika itu Natrah telah mempunyai 10 orang anak. Sedangkan Mansor Adabi sebagai seorang guru danpeguam , hidup mewah.

16 Ogos 1976 Natrah didakwa di mahkamah atas tuduhan cuba membunuh suaminya JG Wolkenfelt . Dia dibebaskan atas simpati hakim terhadap latar belakang hidupnya. Natrah dan Wolkenfelt bercerai. Mulanya dia merancang bubuh racun berwarna biru - tak berjaya. Kemudian dia berpakat dengan temannya Tom Ballermans dan Adrie Jansen dan membeli sepucuk pistol revolver. Anaknya Corie menyedari rancangan bunuh itu, dilapor kepada polis dan Natrah ditangkap.

26 Disember 1976 Natrah dilaporkan sakit jiwa oleh Utusan Malaysia. Tetapi hal ini dinafikan oleh anak-anak Natrah.

1976 Che Aminah meninggal dunia di Chukai, Terengganu ketika berusia 70an
Disember 1979 Natrah berkahwin dengan Tom Ballermans - lelaki yang selalu datang ke Cafe Natrah dan yang dikatakan bersepakat dengan Natrah untuk membunuh suaminya JG Wolkenfelt. Tom membeli rumah di Ossendrecht , Belanda kira-kira 12 km dari Bergen Op Zoom, Belanda.

1983 Natrah bercerai dengan Tom Ballermans

1984 Natrah masuk hospital kerana sakit jantung. Tubuhnya semakin gemuk secara mendadak.

15 September 1984 Natrah meninggalkan Belanda ke Amerika Syarikat mencari kehidupan baru bersama Ben Pichel dan hidup tanpa kahwin hingga ...? Ben Pichel ialah seorang lelaki Indonesia berasal dari Jakarta dan bekerja di pasar-pasar malam di Belanda dahulu. Ben kemudian mendapat taraf warganegara Amerika Syarikat.

Natrah kini tinggal di Nevada, tengah Amerika Syarkat dan meninggalkan anak-anaknya di Belanda. Dia pernah bekerja sebagai tukang masak dan pengemas bilik hotel dan motel. Kemudian dia bekerja sebagai pencuci rumah dan bangunan. Natrah hidup dalam keadaan tersiksa jiwa dan raga, kehilangan orang-orang yang disayangi.
Kisah ini diabadikan dalam buku 'Tragedi Natrah' dan 'Maria Hertogh riots' di Singapura dan perpustakaan utama di Belanda......

Natrah meninggal di Belanda

myMetro -Sabtu, 11 Julai 2009 

KUALA LUMPUR: Bertha Hertogh atau Natrah nama Islamnya pada satu ketika, dilaporkan meninggal dunia di kediamannya di Huijbergen, Belanda, kelmarin.

Beliau meninggal akibat leukemia pada usia 72 tahun, menurut Duta Malaysia di Belanda, Dr Fauziah Mohd Taib, menerusi e-mel kepada Bernama, semalam.

Bertha menjadi isu di Singapura pada 1950, akibat perebutan terhadapnya antara ibu angkatnya, Che Aminah dengan keluarga asal beliau yang berketurunan Belanda.

Bertha ketika itu berumur 13 tahun dan memeluk Islam serta bernikah gantung dengan seorang guru berusia 22 tahun bernama Mansor Adabi.