Israeli military Tuesday attacked with gunfire Palestinian fishermen offshore Gaza, as well as farmers working tending to their land near the Israel−Gaza security border barrier, according to local sources.
Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) confiscated on Sunday fishing equipment belonging to one of the Palestinian fishermen after being targeted by Israeli gunboats in Gaza sea. Quds Press quoted one of the Gazan fishermen, Ahmad al-Bardawil, as saying that an Israeli gunboat opened its machinegunfire at the fishermen while fishing in Rafah sea in the southern Gaza Strip. The heavy shooting forced the fishermen to end fishing and leave sea, he added.
Navy Attacks Fishermen Off Gaza Shore, The Israeli navy targets Gaza fishermen and farmers along the borderline on an almost daily basis, in a blatant breach of a ceasefire agreement reached between Israel and armed Palestinian groups in August of 2014.
Israeli forces on Tuesday opened fire on Palestinian farmers and fishermen working in the beleaguered Gaza Strip, locals said. Witnesses told Ma‘an that Israeli soldiers stationed in watchtowers along the borderline in the southern Gaza Strip fired heavily towards Palestinian agricultural land, forcing farmers to leave the area. Israeli naval forces meanwhile opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip.
Israeli naval boats attacked Palestinian fishermen’s boats offshore the northern Gaza Strip, despite sailing within the 6-nautical-mile zone allowed for fishing. Witnesses said Israeli navy soldiers fired a number of missiles and opened its heavy machine gunfire on fishermen, while sailing offshore Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza.
Israeli navy boats opened fire on Palestinian fishermen off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip early on Thursday. Witnesses told Ma'an that Israeli war boats deployed off the coast of al-Sudaniyya in the besieged Palestinian enclave opened fire at fishing boats, forcing fishermen to head back to shore.
Israeli bulldozers destroyed under police protection on Tuesday morning a Palestinian house belonging to a Palestinian family in Silwan district, east of occupied Jerusalem, at the pretext of unlicensed construction. According to local sources, a large number of police troops with dogs stormed Wadi Yasoul neighborhood in Silwan and blocked its entrances before the bulldozers embarked on knocking down the house.
Israeli forces on Wednesday began construction work on top of a historical site in the occupied West Bank town of Beit Jala, the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said. The PA ministry condemned the Israeli authorities for allowing work to begin on a road that will be built on top of Khirbet al-Najjar, a site that reportedly dates back to the Roman and Byzantine periods. The ministry said that Israeli bulldozers began excavations in the area — the site of historical walls, water wells, presses and a cluster of graves — in what it said were the beginning stages of construction on a road to a nearby settlement.
According to a report released by the national bureau for defending the land and resisting settlement, Israel demolished last week 40 structures and one school built by an Italian institution in Tana hamlet, southeast of Nablus, at the pretext of unlicensed construction.
A group of settlers stormed the area with bulldozers bulldozers and uprooted dozens of olive trees in Beir Ballout town west of Salfit as a prelude to confiscating the agricultural lands for expanding Leshem settlement.
Israeli authorities on Monday demolished a Palestinian-owned animal barn near the town of Halhoul, to the north of Hebron, under the pretext of construction without a permit, according to security sources. The sources told WAFA that Israeli troops demolished an animal barn belonging to Abdul-Karim Mer’eb, a local Palestinian, after letting his sheep outdoors.
Israeli occupation forces started on Monday morning to uproot hundreds of Palestinian trees in Al-Naqab village of Umm al-Hairan. Eyewitnesses said that the Israeli bulldozers arrived in the village, which the Israeli occupation does not recognise, in the early morning and started damaging planted farms and uprooting trees. According to the eyewitnesses, heavy number of Israeli military police escorted the Israeli bulldozers, which are working in the area.
An Israeli court on Sunday ruled that the Bedouin community of Um al-Hiran in the Negev in southern Israel is illegal, on the grounds that the community settled on state lands, Israeli media reported. "The state is the owner of the lands in dispute," Israeli daily Haaretz quoted Supreme Court Justice Elyakim Rubinstein as writing. "The residents have acquired no rights to the land but have settled them [without any authorization], which the state cancelled legally." Israeli planning authorities intend to build a "new town for Jewish residents in its place," Haaretz reported.
An Israeli court on Sunday ruled that the Bedouin community of Um al-Hiran in the Negev in southern Israel is illegal, on the grounds that the community settled on state lands, Israeli media reported. "The state is the owner of the lands in dispute," Israeli daily Haaretz quoted Supreme Court Justice Elyakim Rubinstein as writing. "The residents have acquired no rights to the land but have settled them [without any authorization], which the state cancelled legally." Israeli planning authorities intend to build a "new town for Jewish residents in its place," Haaretz reported.
Israeli forces early Tuesday demolished the interior walls of a home belonging to a Palestinian killed after reportedly running his car into Israeli border police, one of whom later died from their wounds.
Source: AhlulBayt/The Palestinian Information Center
Israeli bulldozers on Monday destroyed vast tracts of Palestinian land and cultivated fields in the vicinity of the Bedouin villages of Umm Hiran and Sa'wa in the Negev as a prelude to building the settlement of Hiran.
Israeli interior ministry inspectors, escorted by large numbers of policemen, on Wednesday razed the Palestinian Bedouin village al-Araqib in the Negev. Local sources pointed out that the act was the 95th time their village was razed by the Israeli authorities at the pretext of being not-recognized as a village in the Negev. They charged the Israeli authorities with targeting Palestinian Bedouin villages in order to pave the way for building Jewish-only settlements in their places.
Israeli forces before dawn on Wednesday made preparations for the punitive demolition of the home of a Palestinian who carried out a deadly attack in Jaffa the night before, locals said. Locals told Ma’an that the Israeli military raided the family house of 22-year-old Bashar Masalha in the occupied West Bank village of Hajja before taking measurements of the home.
The Israeli government has embarked on studying the possibility of exiling the families of the Palestinians who carried out attacks on Israelis to other West Bank areas, the Hebrew newspaper Maariv said on Thursday.
Five family members of a Palestinian killed after shooting and injuring two Israeli officers were denied Jerusalem residency and transferred to the occupied West Bank by the Israeli authorities, according to prisoners’ rights group Addameer. Lawyer for the group Muhammad Mahmoud said the family members of Fouad Abu Rajab -- all of whom lived in the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-Issawiya -- were summoned to al-Maskobiya police station in Jerusalem. Mahmoud said the Israeli authorities following investigations moved to deport the family members to the West Bank on the grounds that they were living in Jerusalem illegally.
Israeli forces on Thursday delivered stop-work and demolition orders to 13 Palestinian homes and structures in the occupied West Bank town of Azzun, locals said. Hassan Shubaita, a local who documents Israeli violations in the Qalqilya-area town, told Ma’an that Israeli military forces raided the area near route 55 before delivering the orders.
The Israeli occupation army on Friday notified the family of Palestinian martyr Bashar Masalha, who carried out a recent stabbing attack in the port city of Jaffa, of its intention to demolish its home in Qalqiliya. Local sources told the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) that dozens of Israeli soldiers stormed at dawn the alleys of Hajja town near Qalqiliya and handed the family of Masalha a demolition notice during a raid on the house.
Israeli occupation forces on Thursday delivered stop-work and demolition orders to 28 Palestinian homes and structures in the occupied West Bank city of Qalqilya and 1948 Occupied Palestine. Activist Hassan Shubaita, a local who documents Israeli violations in the Qalqilya area, said that Israeli military forces rolled into Azzun town, in eastern Qalqilya, and delivered stop-work and demolition orders targeting 12 civilian homes, homes under construction, and tin shacks under the pretext of unlicensed construction. The owners of the structures, along with the village authorities plan to appeal the demolitions, he added. Shubaita said the structures and houses in question are located in Area C, which is under full Israeli military control.
Travelers looking to stay “minutes from Center City” in Jerusalem can find quite the steal on Airbnb. The vacation rental company offers a “quiet two bedroom apartment” for just $65 a night or, for those with a bigger budget, a “luxury townhouse” at $128 a night. What Airbnb does not note, however, is that these listings are in illegal Israeli settlements.
Ma'man-Allah, Islamic cemetery exposed to desecration and vandalism, The Israeli municipality has been targeting Ma'man-Allah cemetery since the Israeli occupation of the holy city. It seized large parts of it, washed away a number of graves and began building public facilities on the remains of the dead, a practice that indicates no human or moral deterrent.
Israeli forces on Thursday demolished four greenhouses and a water well in the Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank, locals said. Bassam Maslamani, an activist who monitors settlement activity in the Jordan Valley area, told Ma’an that three Israeli bulldozers escorted by five military vehicles demolished the greenhouses in the Anoun area east of Tubas city. Maslamani said Israeli authorities carried out the demolition of the structures on the grounds that they were built without a permit.
The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) has informed Palestinian citizens in Beit Hanina and Issawiya, east of Jerusalem, of its intention to demolish their homes at the pretext of unlicensed construction.
BETHLEHEM - Israeli forces on Wednesday morning demolished three structures and issued demolition orders for a further two in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. In the village of al-Khader south of Bethlehem, Israeli forces tore down a two-story home under construction belonging to local resident Judah Masoud Mousa.
Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, the ash-Shurfa area, between al-Khader and Batteer towns, west of Bethlehem, and demolished a Palestinian home. The army also kidnapped a Palestinian near Ramallah.
Israeli national council for planning and building will be holding on Tuesday, March 22 a lengthy session in Occupied Jerusalem to discuss again the objections on the construction plan of the alleged Temple of Solomon. According to QPress center, which is concerned with the affairs of Occupied Jerusalem and al-Aqsa Mosque, the meeting will open again the door for the endorsement of the plan and the reconstruction of the alleged temple. This runs contrary to the previous resolutions of the same council which were issued last May and stipulate for reduction in the size of the building. The project will be constructed only 20 meters away from the historical wall of the Aqsa Mosque and 100 meters from the Aqsa Mosque itself. The project is upheld by the Israeli government and Jerusalem municipality headed by Nir Barakat. It will be built on an area estimated at 16,000 square meters.
The Israeli occupation army at dawn Thursday demolished commercial structures near Nablus city at the pretext of unlicensed construction. Chief of Beita town Wasef Abu Maalla said that Israeli bulldozers and demolition vehicles escorted by Israeli soldiers entered the town at two o'clock on Thursday morning and embarked on knocking down six structures used for commercial purposes in the central vegetable market. The Israeli army claimed the structures were built without construction permits.
Palestinian Bedouins from the Negev intend on Saturday evening to organize a rally in protest at an Israeli decision to evacuate them from their homes near Wahat al-Salam village in Latrun area. The Israeli local committee in the Negev had decided to evacuate the Palestinian residents from the area at the pretext of expanding Wahat al-Salam village, which is known by Israelis as Neve Shalom. An Israeli court also gave the Palestinian residents until the end of March to leave the area.
The Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) on Sunday forced a Palestinian civilian to remove two mobile homes of his own near the Fasayel village, in the central Jordan Valley, to the east of Occupied Jerusalem. Local sources said the IOA municipal teams, escorted by army troops, rolled into the area and removed two mobile homes used by a Palestinian citizen as a garage for repairing tires. The IOA forced the Palestinian owner to approve the displacement of the two caravans and sign documents to that end.
The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) conducted on Monday morning a limited incursion in north of the Gaza Strip near the Beit Hanoun town. Local sources said that IOF forces, along with six bulldozers, advanced around 50 meters into the north areas of the Gaza Strip. The sources said that the Israeli bulldozers started leveling the area.
Israeli army bulldozers on early Monday morning knocked down the home of the brother of a Palestinian female detainee in Occupied Jerusalem. Eyewitnesses said Israeli occupation troops rolled into Jabal al-Mukbir neighborhood, to the south of Muslims’ the holy al-Aqsa Mosque, and cordoned off the home of the brother of the Palestinian prisoner Israa Jaabis, Muhammad, before they reduced the building to rubble in the blink of an eye. The Jaabis family said the demolition makes part of a preplanned policy of collective punishment against Palestinian anti-occupation activists.
Israeli forces on Monday demolished a half-built home in the Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem, while residents were forced to demolish another home there following an Israeli order. Israeli forces stormed the Ras al-Amoud area of Silwan and tore down a home under construction belonging to Suleiman Abu Qalbein and Ali Abu Swayy, relatives told Ma'an. They said the home, which measured 200 square meters, was demolished without prior notice. Meanwhile, the family of Suleiman Abu Qalbein tore down its own home in the same area after the Jerusalem municipality delivered an order giving them 24 hours to demolish the structure or incur the costs of its demolition.
The Israeli Civil Administration is planning to confiscate 1,200 dunams (296.5 acres) of land from Palestinian villages in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus, a local monitor said Monday. Ghassan Dhaglas, who monitors settlement activity in the northern West Bank for the Palestinian Authority, told Ma’an that Israeli authorities gave Palestinian residents of the villages of al-Lubban al-Sharqiya, al-Sawiya, and Qaryut an official notice to confiscate 1,200 dunams of land.
Israeli troops on Monday embarked on razing an Islamic Waqf-owned land near Jericho in the West Bank, according to local sources. Moayad al-Helou, director of Jericho Islamic Waqf Department, said Israeli army broke into al-Musaqara, an outskirt of Jericho, and embarked on razing some 650 dunums of land owned by the Islamic Waqf Department.
Source: Ma´an/The Palestinian Information Center/IMEMC/WAFA
3 structures torn down as East Jerusalem demolitions continue, and IOA orders Palestinians to self-demolish their own homes,Israel to Demolish Animal Barn near Hebron, Rights group: Israel demolishes Palestinian home in West Bank.
IOF confiscates 300 dunums of Yabad land in Jenin, this land is part of hundreds of dunums which Israel targets to take over in the vicinity of two Israeli settlements of Dotan and Hermesh, and Israel Razes 40 Dunums near Hebron
The Israeli occupation forces carried out a small-scale incursion into the northern border areas of the Gaza Strip along with a number of military bulldozers. A field observer told Quds Press that a number of Israeli bulldozers, escorted by an Israeli tank, leveled lands near the Zikim military base.
The Israeli occupation forces ordered three Palestinian families to stop the construction of their homes and two other structures in southern Tulkarem province, in the northern West Bank. The IOF also ordered the citizen Muhammad Salim Hazahza to demolish a pen for livestock.
Palestinian farmers from the town of Deir Ballout to the west of Salfit appealed for halting the Israeli confiscation of their lands located in Bab al-Marah area to the east of the town. Israeli bulldozers continued leveling agricultural lands for the purpose of expanding Leshem settlement.
Israeli forces leveled 40 dunams (9.88 acres) of land west of Hebron and demolished a tin shack in the Masafer Yatta area in the southern occupied West Bank, locals said. Israeli troops leveled the lands in the Suba area of the village of Idhna in order to illegaly annex it to a nearby Israeli settlement.
Source: The Palestinian Information Center/Maan/IMEMC/Silwanic
The Israeli District Council for Planning and Building ratified the project of Elad settlement organization known as “Kedem project- City of David- Old City of Jerusalem” which is intended to be established at the entrance of Wadi Hilweh in Silwan south of al-Aqsa Mosque.
Several Israeli military vehicles invaded Qabatia town, south of Jenin, and handed the family of Bilal Ahmad Abu Zeid, 20, an order for the demolition of their home. The family was only given four days to file an appeal.
Israeli occupation forces (IOF) occupied the home of a Palestinian family in Yabad town, south of Jenin, on Friday night. The official Palestinian news agency said that the soldiers occupied the home of Yehya Abu Shamle and turned it into a military watchtower.
The National Planning and Building Council ruled this week that a right-wing organization can build a 16,000-square-meter center in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, overturning the decision by the council’s appeals subcommittee limiting the size to 10,000 square meters. read more: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.710869
Khader al-Jirashi said Israeli forces demolished two homes, a large metal barn, and a multi-purpose playground he owns near the Israeli separation wall and military checkpoint known as "Checkpoint 300" in northern Bethlehem.
Source: SILWANIC/The Palestinian Information Center
The occupation municipality’s bulldozers demolished on Tuesday morning a private playground, a room and several walls in the neighborhood of Abbasyeh in Silwan. Wadi Hilweh Information Center was informed that joint crews of occupation municipality, Nature and Parks authority and Special Forces raided the neighborhood of Abbasyeh in Silwan and surrounded a land owned by Khaled Al-Zeer which was turned into a playground few months ago by placing toys for children such as a swing, a slide and other toys.
Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) razed Tuesday morning four houses in addition to agricultural structures of a Palestinian family in Rammoun town east of Ramallah. Ekab Kuhle, one of the affected inhabitants of the town, told Quds Press that IOF bulldozers razed his home along with others homes of his father and two brothers without a prior notice or even allowing the family to take out their furniture. The houses demolished provided shelter for 14 members of their family, he pointed out.
The occupation bulldozers carried out a wide operation of demolishing and sweeping agricultural establishments and lands in several neighborhoods in the city of Jerusalem. Wadi Hilweh Information Center was informed that the so-called “Nature and Parks authority” carried out on Tuesday a demolition, sweeping and sabotaging operation against agricultural establishments and lands at risk of being confiscated in favor of the so-called “National Parks”.
Israeli Occupation Authorities approved a new settlement plan to build 1435 housing units in occupied Jerusalem. The 1435 housing units are scheduled to be built in the hill adjacent to Ramot settlement.
Jewish settlers on Thursday evening set fire to a Palestinian house in al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem city, and caused considerable material damage to it. According to anti-settlement activist Hasan Barejiya, a horde of settlers from Daniel settlement torched the house of Muhannad Salah while he and his family were outside. Upon their return to the house, he and his family members tried to put out the fire, but it had already caused extensive damage to the furniture and interior walls. The same house had been attacked in the morning of the same day with stones and its exterior walls were daubed with anti-Arab graffiti and threats, Barejiya noted. Settlers have repeatedly attacked the family's house in an attempt to force it to leave its property.
Israeli suspects burned down the home of Ibrahim Dawabsheh, the key-witness to the notorious Duma arson attack. A PIC correspondent said unidentified Israeli suspects threw two fast-flammable burning bottles into Ibrahim’s home after breaking the windows while Ibrahim and his wife were asleep, in an attempt to burn them alive.
Source: The Palestinian Information Center/Electronic Intifada/Mondoweiss
A Palestinian journalist was killed while 11 local youths were injured as clashes broke out late Monday till dawn Tuesday in Qalandia refugee camp to the north of occupied Jerusalem. Qalandia media center affirmed that the journalist Iyad Sajdia, 22, was killed while 11 other youths suffered live shot injuries, one of them was critically wounded after Israeli occupation forces (IOF) stormed the camp in large numbers.
Soldiers Kill Two Palestinians In Eli Colony, Near Nablus, the two slain Palestinians have been identified Labeeb Khaldoun Azzam, 17, and Mohammad Hisham Zaghlawan, 17, from Qaryout village, south of Nablus.
A Palestinian minor was shot and killed while another was also injured by Israeli gunfire after they allegedly tried to stab Israeli soldiers near al-Zawiya town west of Salfit to the north of West Bank on Wednesday afternoon. Local sources told the PIC reporter that Israeli soldiers stationed at the entrance to the town opened heavy fire at two Palestinians while peacefully walking in the area. Israeli media sources claimed that two citizens were shot for allegedly trying to stab Israeli soldiers. Large number of Israeli forces rushed to the area and prevented a Palestinian ambulance from reaching the scene. The Palestinian Health Ministry identified the victim as Ahmed Amer, 16, while the second injured was not identified yet.
Israeli police shot dead two Palestinians outside Jerusalem's Old City on Wednesday morning after they opened fire in the area -- continuing a string of deadly encounters that shook Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories a day earlier. Israeli police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld said the two Palestinians initially opened fire on an Israeli bus in the illegal settlement of Ramot in occupied East Jerusalem, before fleeing the scene without causing any injuries. The shooting sparked a massive manhunt across Jerusalem, with Israeli police later spotting the car outside the Old City's New Gate. Rosenfeld said that a gun battle erupted between Israeli police and the two Palestinians, with both gunmen shot dead. They were later identified as Abd al-Malak Saleh Abu Kharoub,19, and Muhammad Jamal al-Kalouti, 21.
Three Palestinians were shot dead allegedly carrying out separate attacks in Israel and occupied East Jerusalem, killing one American tourist and wounding at least 12 Israelis, on Tuesday afternoon and evening. In the first deadly encounter, shortly before 5 p.m., an Israeli police spokesperson said that a Palestinian man was shot dead after he allegedly stabbed and wounded an Israeli man near Petah Tikva, about seven miles east of Tel Aviv. The Palestinian was later identified as Abdul-Rahman Raddad, aged 18, from al-Zawiya village, in the occupied West Bank district of Salfit. Minutes later, another Palestinian was shot dead after allegedly firing gunshots at Israeli police forces near Salaheddin Street. in occupied East Jerusalem, injuring two Israeli officers. He has been identified as Fuad Abu Qathaf Abdullah Abu Rajab, 21. He was shot and killed in the ensuing gun clashes. Shortly after 6 p.m., Israeli police reported a third attack near the port in Jaffa city, with a young Palestinian man shot dead after he stabbed an American tourist, 29, to death and wounded, at least, eleven Israelis. The Palestinian was identified as 22-year-old Bashar Masalha from the village of al-Zawiya, in the Qalqilia district of occupied West Bank.
Hours After Her Brother Was Killed In Israeli Bombardment; Child Dies Of Her Wounds In Gaza, Israa’ Suleiman Abu Khousa, only six years of age, died of her serious wounds in the Indonesian Hospital, In Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip, Yassin Suleiman Abu Khousa, only 10 years of age, was instantly killed after the Israeli army bombarded the family home, her other brother, Ayyoub, 13 years of age, suffered moderate wounds.
An Israeli air raid on Palestine site in Beit Lahiya district, north of Gaza, claimed the life of 10-year-old Yasin Abu Khusa and caused a serious injury to his six-year-old sister, Israa, and moderate face injuries to his 12-year-old brother, Ayoub, according to a spokesman for the health ministry in the Strip.
Two Gazan workers were found dead inside of a trade tunnel along the Gaza-Egypt borders as huge amounts of seawater have been pumped into the area by the Egyptian army. According to local sources, the rescue teams pulled out the bodies of the two Palestinian workers Fadi Tayseer Abu Dan, from Khan Younis, and Muhammad Abbas, from Rafah, both in their 20’s.
Source: Ma'an/The Palestinian Information Center/IMEMC/WAFA/PNN/Days of Palestine
Three Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli troops on Monday morning after they allegedly carried out two consecutive attacks near an illegal Israeli settlement in the southern occupied West Bank in which four Israeli soldiers were injured. An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that Israeli forces shot and killed two Palestinians after they opened fire at Israelis waiting at a bus stop near the settlement of Kiryat Arba on the outskirts of Hebron. Witnesses said two Palestinians in a Peugeot 504 pick-up truck tried to shoot at Israelis at the bus station and that Israeli troops fired back at them, killing them immediately. Shortly afterwards, she added, a car ran into a military vehicle in a “ram attack,” and Israeli soldiers shot and killed the driver. The Israeli army said one soldier was wounded in the shooting attack, while two soldiers and an officer were wounded in the second altercation. She said they were evacuated to a hospital and were believed to be in moderate condition. The Palestinian Ministry of Health identified the Palestinians as Qasem Farid Jaber, 31, and Ameer Fuad al-Junaidi, 22, from Hebron, and Yousef Mustafa Tarayra,18, from the town of Bani Naim east of Hebron.
Nahed Fawzi Mteir, 24, dies of wounds suffered two weeks ago during an Israeli invasion in Qalandia, when shot with a live Israeli army bullet in his neck, and after remaining in a very serious condition until his death.
Two Palestinians were shot dead on Thursday after a stab attack left an Israeli soldier injured near the illegal Israeli settlement of Ariel in the northern occupied West Bank district of Salfit, an Israeli army spokesperson told Ma'an. Director of the Palestinian Ambulance and Emergencies Department Munther Nazzal told Ma'an that armed Israeli forces prevented Palestinian Red Crescent paramedics from approaching the site and forced them to turn back. Witnesses told Ma'an that the two Palestinians were shot "dozens" of times. A spokesperson with Israel's emergency medical service said the Israeli woman was in her 20s and was evacuated to a nearby hospital in "moderate to severe condition." The Israeli army later confirmed the woman was a soldier. The Palestinians were identified as Ali Jamal Muhammad Taqatqa, 19, and Ali Abd al-Rahman al-Kar Thawabta, 20, both from the village of Beit Fajjar south of Bethlehem, according to the village mayor.
Israeli soldiers shot and killed, Friday, a young Palestinian man near the Etzion roadblock, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. The slain young Palestinian man has been identified as Mahmoud Ahmad Fannoun, 21, from the southern West Bank city of Hebron.
A Palestinian youth was killed by Israeli forces near an illegal settlement in the southern occupied West Bank on Saturday after he allegedly stabbed a soldier, Israeli security sources said. Israeli police spokeswoman Luba al-Samri said Israeli border police at Abu al-Rish checkpoint near the illegal Kiryat Arba settlement on the outskirts of Hebron noticed a “suspicious” young Palestinian. When asked to show his identity card, the Palestinian “pulled out a knife” and stabbed a soldier, lightly injuring him in the head, al-Samri added. Other soldiers fired at the youth, killing him. The victim's brother told Ma'an the young Palestinian was 18-year-old Abdullah Muhammad al-Ajlouni from Hebron. Witnesses told Ma’an that the soldiers "showered" al-Ajlouni with bullets, adding that Israeli forces had closed all entrances to the Ibrahimi mosque in the old city of Hebron following the attack.
Gunmen shot and killed a Palestinian woman in the northern occupied West Bank on Friday night, locals and medical sources told official Palestinian Authority news agency Wafa. The woman was shot dead after unidentified gunmen fired at her house in the town of al-Yamoun west of Jenin. Medical sources at the Khalil Suleiman public hospital in Jenin identified the victim as Nidaa Tayseer Abu al-Hayja.
Source: The Palestinian Information Center/Ma'an/WAFA/972mag
Two Palestinian youths were shot dead by the Israeli occupation troops in the southern West Bank province of al-Khalil on allegations that they attempted to stab an occupation soldier. Human rights organisation B'Tselem documented the execution of the Palestinian youth, Abdulfattah al-Sharif, by an Israeli soldier while he was on the ground after being shot by Israeli gunfire. The video shows that the injured Palestinian was moving while a soldier stepped forward and shot him directly in the head from a close distance leading to his immediate death. The Palestinian Ministry of Health identified the two Palestinian youths as Ramzi Aziz al-Qasrawi, 21, and Abd al-Fattah Yusri al-Sharif, 21.
An infant died in the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Yunis, reportedly as a result of cold weather that swept the area over the past few days, Gaza’s Ministry of Health said. Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra identified the infant as two-and-a-half-year-old Hamada Khalid Dardisi from al-Zanna neighborhood. Al-Qidra confirmed that the infant died as a result of extreme cold, adding that his twin sister was in critical condition due to the lack of “adequate heating” in the mobile home their family was forced to live in after their house was destroyed in the last Israeli military offensive
Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) arrested a 40-year-old Palestinian called Hani Esleem, from Gaza City, at Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing while he was heading to Occupied Jerusalem for receiving treatment in al-Makased Hospital.
At least three Israeli soldiers were injured late Monday after being targeted by Molotov cocktails during violent clashes in Qalandia refugee camp to the north of occupied Jerusalem. The clashes broke out when Israeli forces stormed the refugee camp amid heavy fire of teargas bombs. Two locals were also injured during the confrontations.
A group of extremist Jewish settlers led by radical rabbi Yehuda Glick early Tuesday stormed Muslims’ Al-Aqsa Mosque under the protection of the Israeli police. The break-in was carried out days after an Israeli court lifted an order barring him entry to the holy site.
A number of Palestinian citizens suffered effects of teargas bombs Tuesday evening as clashes erupted in Khuder town south of Bethlehem with Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) who also broke into Azbeidat town in Jericho. Local sources said violent clashes broke out in Khuder town after IOF soldiers stormed the town in large numbers amid heavy fire of teargas bombs, leaving dozens of locals choking on teargas.
A number of Israeli settlers Tuesday attacked and injured two Palestinians in two separate incidents that took place in the Nablus area, according to security sources. A group of settlers attacked a Palestinian identified as Ayman Bin Shamseh, a local from Nablus’ town of Beta, while he was present near the town of Surif to the south, causing him various bruises throughout his body. Other settlers reportedly attacked Mahmoud Rezq, a local from Askar Refugee Camp on the outskirt of Nablis city, as the former attempted to storm the city of Nablus. Rezq sustained various bruises across his body.
Israel denies Belgian lawmakers entry into Gaza, the delegation of six MPs, representing several Belgian political parties, said in a statement on Wednesday that they had arranged the visit for the day before with the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, the Israeli authorities refused to let them cross the border into the Gaza Strip.
A Palestinian young man suffered Tuesday evening moderate injuries after being shot by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) near Har Adar settlement illegally built northeast of occupied Jerusalem. Israeli sources claimed that the injured young man was involved in a stone-throwing attack at the settlement.
Israel’s Knesset on Tuesday passed a new law allowing Israeli forces to stop and frisk “individuals who appear suspicious” for unlicensed weapons. A statement released by the Knesset said the measure was passed 39 to 31 during its third and final reading. The new law will permit Israeli police officers to search “anyone in a place prone to violence if they have reason to believe he or she may use a weapon,” the statement said. “If someone is fighting or is engaged in ‘verbal violence’ — without a visual clue that the person may be carrying a weapon — that person could be searched and evidence found would be admissible in court,” according to the Knesset statement.
Adalah: the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel released a summary of ten Israeli laws and bills that include “discriminatory and/or anti-democratic provisions that are liable to severely harm the human rights of Palestinian citizens of Israel and Palestinians living in the 1967 Occupied Palestinian Territory, as well as those who defend their rights.”
Israeli extremist settlers insulted the Palestinian Dawabsheh family during a trial of Israeli suspects involved in last July's terrorist firebombing in Duma, which killed an 18-month-old and his parents.
Jewish settlers escorted by soldiers stormed the tourist area of Solomon's Pools, south of Bethlehem .In an earlier incident, settlers stormed on the same day, under military protection, al-Hufaira area, south of Jenin city. The Israeli soldiers prevented Palestinian citizens from approaching the site during the settlers' visit.
Source: Ma'an/The Palestinian Information Center/IMEMC
Palestinian and international activists demonstrated in marches in the occupied West Bank during Israeli Apartheid Week, with Israeli forces targeting several protests with tear gas and live fire, injuring a 12-year-old boy. Khalid Murad Shtewei was shot in his right leg, while Mashhour Jumaa, 45, was shot in the thigh while trying to rescue Shtewei.
Palestinian farmers were forced to leave their fields early Saturday after Israeli forces opened fire east of Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip. Approximately 35 percent of Palestinian agricultural land in Gaza is inaccessible without high personal risk, according to the Palestinian Center for Human Rights.
The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) stormed stormed Awarta and Burin towns in Nablus to the north of the West Bank and deployed throughout the neighborhoods amid heavy firing of teargas bombs. No arrests were reported during the raid.
Source: Ma'an News Agency. International Middle East Media Center
After Israeli forces invade the town al-Khader, South of Bethlehem, clashes break out during which one young man is injured by rubber-coated bullets and several Palestinians suffer from the effects of teargas inhalation.
Israeli soldiers storm the village Beit Sira, leading to clashes with the village's young men. Three young men are injured by rubber bullets and many others suffer from inhaling tear gas during the clashes.
Several Palestinian protesters choked on teargas on Monday evening in violent clashes with the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) across eastern Jenin province, in the northern West Bank. Reporting from Jenin, a PIC news correspondent said clashes flared up shortly after the IOF rolled into Jenin’s eastern town of Masliyeh and sealed off its main entrance with a makeshift roadblock. The IOF attacked the Palestinian protesters and civilian homes with teargas canisters, resulting in several suffocation cases. The IOF further stormed the nearby Zababda town and showered the area with bullet fire and teargas canisters.
A Palestinian young man was shot and injured Monday morning after Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) opened fire east of al-Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses told the PIC reporter that the Israeli forces opened fire at a Palestinian young man for approaching the border fence. The injured young man was transferred to hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds in his foot.
The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Sunday evening opened machinegun fire at Palestinian homes southeast of the Gaza Strip, with no reported casualties. Israeli soldiers opened fire from watchtowers at homes in agricultural areas to the east of Khan Younis district, according to the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) reporter in Gaza. The eastern border areas of Gaza are exposed to IOF gunfire attacks almost on a daily ba
Clashes broke out between Palestinian youth and Israeli forces during a raid in al-Shyoukh village north of Hebron in the southern occupied West Bank, locals said. Local said Israeli troops raided al-Shyoukh and closed the village's northern entrance. The sources said youth threw stones at Israeli forces after they entered the village, and Israeli soldiers responded with rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas. Dozens of Palestinians suffered from severe tear gas inhalation.
An Israeli tour guide who accompanies settlers entering Al-Aqsa Mosque, Monday assaulted one of the Mosque guards sparking tension in the holy site. According to WAFA correspondent, the tour guide attempted to perform religious prayers in the Mosque’s yard prompting the guard to intercept him. The tour guide then attacked the guard, causing other Palestinian worshippers to gather and defend the guard.
Al-Haq confirmed that their General Director, along with a senior staff member, have received calls to their private contacts from an anonymous caller who sent out death threats concerning their work at Al-Haq.
The Israeli MK and former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday evening toured Bab al-Amoud area near al-Aqsa Mosque. Photos were published in Israeli websites showing Lieberman while provocatively roaming in the area under heavy police protection. MK Lieberman also held a press conference in the area, where he called on Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu to expel Palestinian families of those suspected in carrying out anti-occupation attacks.
The Israeli police forces brutally and savagely attacked on Wednesday afternoon Palestinian worshipers and peaceful sit-inners near al-Asbat Gate, one of al-Aqsa Mosque gates. The PIC news reporter said that tensions prevailed in the holy shrine after Israeli forces prevented Hanadi Halawani from entering into the Mosque via al-Asbat Gate although she had served her 6-month access ban. Meanwhile, the Israeli police allowed 45 settlers to enter the Aqsa Mosque compound under heavy military protection in total provocation to Palestinian worshipers who started shouting Takbeer in protest against the settlers’ presence.
Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) opened fire towards Palestinian agricultural lands east of Deir al-Balah in Gaza Strip on Wednesday morning, forcing local farmers to leave their agricultural lands. Eyewitnesses told the PIC reporter that farmers and shepherds were forced to leave their fields after Israeli forces stationed at the borderline opened heavy fire at them.
Several Palestinians suffocated by inhaling teargas on Wednesday during clashes with Israeli forces in the village of Fandaqumia, to the south of Jenin, according to security sources. Sources told WAFA that Israeli troops stormed the village and raided and searched the house of Husam Dahoun, a Palestinian prisoner in Israeli jails, which provoked clashes with local teenagers. The army fired tear gas canisters, stun grenades and rubber-coated bullets to disperse the angry locals, causing many suffocation cases among them.
An extremist Israeli settler stabbed on Wednesday afternoon Palestinian worker in the illegal Israeli settlement of Barqan, near West Bank city of Salfit. Medical sources said that the Palestinian sustained light injuries; however, he received several stabs by the extremist settler.
MK's from all coalition parties and some in the opposition signed a bill that would deport terrorists’ family members to Gaza, which Knesset House Committee David Bitan (Likud) submitted Wednesday. The idea for the bill came from Transportation and Intelligence Minister Israel Katz, after Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit said last week that expelling Palestinian terrorists’ families from the West Bank to Gaza violates Israeli and international law and could play into the hands of those seeking to have Israel tried for war crimes in the International Criminal Court. Katz said the bill is “a firstrate act of deterrence,” and called on the Attorney-General’s Office to cooperate and allow it to pass into law quickly.
A horde of Israeli extremist settlers hurled stones at a Palestinian civilian home in Bethlehem's southern town of Khader. 40-year-old Palestinian farmer Muhannad Saad Salah said Israeli settlers crept into the village via a hole they made in the barbed wire and threw stones at his family home.
Violent clashes broke out with invading Israeli troops in the towns of Araba and Kafr Ra'ie, south of Jenin city. According to Palestinian security sources, several citizens suffered from inhaling tear gas during the events.
Dozens of Jewish settlers desecrated the Aqsa Mosque's courtyards under tight police guard. Local sources told the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) that groups of 138 Jewish settlers, including 74 university students and one employee from the Israeli antiquities authority, entered the Mosque through al-Maghariba Gate.
A number of extremist Israeli settlers infiltrated, on Thursday at dawn, into the al-Khader town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and wrote “Death To Arabs” graffiti on the walls of a Palestinian home, and nearby walls. Soldiers also invaded a school near Bethlehem.
Israeli soldiers shot and injured, Friday, two Palestinian children in Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah, and fired gas bombs, causing dozens to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation after the army assaulted the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies.
The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Friday morning opened fire at Palestinian farmers and shepherds southeast of Gaza City, with no reported casualties. Media sources in Gaza said that soldiers opened fire from their military jeep at citizens grazing cattle and working their lands east of Johr Addik neighborhood, south of Gaza City.
Hordes of Israeli extremist settlers, escorted by army forces, stormed at dawn Friday Palestinian lands in the evacuated Tersala settlement, in Jenin, and climbed over the rooftop of a local mosque. A PIC journalist quoted local sources as stating that Israeli fanatics stormed the so-called Tersala settlement, built at the expense of Palestinians’ own lands in Jenin and evacuated since 2005. The extremist settlers yelled racist chants before they flocked to the Jenin-Nablus street and stationed near the main entrance to Tersala settlement.
The Israeli security cabinet on Thursday approved a set of measures against Palestinian anti-occupation activists, in a move aimed at aborting the underway Jerusalem Intifada. According to Israeli news outlets, the Israeli cabinet pushed for cutting down the time it takes to knock down the homes of Palestinian anti-occupation protesters. Among the steps on the agenda were fast-tracking legislation to crackdown on those employing or assisting Palestinians who enter 1948 Occupied Palestine in search of a living, along with the cancellation of work permits held by family members and close acquaintances of activists. The cabinet further approved shutting down Palestinian media channels which broadcast incitement for anti-occupation activism against Israelis and expanding prosecution against those who incite. The cabinet further approved immediate work to seal off gaps in the security fence in Occupied Jerusalem and to complete construction of the apartheid barrier in the area of Tarkumiya, south of al-Khalil.
Four Palestinians were shot and scores suffered from excessive tear gas inhalation after Israeli forces dispersed weekly protests in the occupied West Bank with rubber-coated steel bullets, tear gas, and skunk water. Medics told Ma'an that a teenager was hit in the eye with a rubber-coated steel bullet when clashes broke out with Israeli forces in the town of Abu Dis east of Jerusalem. Palestinian Red Crescent paramedics said three other Palestinians were injured with rubber-coated steel bullets, in addition to 15 others who suffered from tear gas inhalation.
Israeli soldiers assaulted, on Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Bil’in village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and fired dozens of gas bombs, causing many to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.
Israel is developing an “Underground Iron Dome” system to detect and destroy cross-border tunnels, Foreign Policy reported yesterday. The site quoted Israeli Channel 2 as saying that the local government has spent more than $250 million since 2004 in its efforts to thwart tunnel construction under the Gaza border.
Dozens of Palestinians injured in Friday's clashes with IOF, In Nabi Saleh town, a nine-year-old child lost his consciousness when a tear gas canister hit his stomach and many others suffocated when soldiers attacked their weekly march against settlement expansion and the apartheid wall, Red Crescent paramedics provided medical assistance for several wounded young men during the events.
Israeli aircrafts drop toxic materials on Jordan Valley, Poisonous substances landed from Israeli aircrafts in Palestinian agricultural and residential areas in the Jordan Valley on Friday, according to local sources.
A Jerusalemite is injured with bruises after being assaulted by settlers, The 40-year old Ahmad Mohammad Bader was injured with several bruises on Friday morning after he was assaulted by a group of settlers during his work at the “Bell Park” in West Jerusalem.
Israeli forces shot and seriously injured a 14-year-old Palestinian boy during clashes in al-Mazraa al-Gharbiya village, northwest of Ramallah in the central occupied West Bank, medical sources told Ma'an.
Several Jewish minors attacked an Arab youth with pepper spray on Sunday night in the Afula central bus station according to police reports. The victim of the attack shoved one of the attackers lightly injuring him. Police on the scene detained three minors including the victim of the attack for questioning related to the incident.
New cracks appeared in the walls of several houses and streets in the neighborhood of Wadi Hilweh in Silwan due to the continuous Israeli excavations underneath the neighborhood. Wadi Hilweh Committee explained that new cracks appeared in new areas in the neighborhood in addition to an increase in the old cracks which pose a real threat to the locals and their houses as big amounts of dirt are being removed from underneath the neighborhood due to the Israeli excavations.
A Palestinian boy, 14, identified as Adi Kamal Salamah, is shot in the chest with live ammunition by Israeli forces who invaded his village, al-Mazraa al-Gharbiya. Israeli troops opened fire on a group of teens who were allegedly throwing stones at the armored vehicles and military jeeps that were invading their village. He was taken to the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah, and was listed as being in serious but stable condition, according to medical sources.
The Israeli police intensified during the last two years the use of a dangerous type of foam bullets against the Palestinians, resulting in killing one Palestinian and increasing the number of the Palestinians injured.
A chief Jewish rabbi said that all knife-wielding attackers should be killed, condemning a call by the head of the Israeli army to not use excessive firepower in preventing a wave of Palestinian attacks. He called on the Jews not to be afraid of the courts, the chief of staff or security officials if they say something else, stressing that it is a religious duty to kill Palestinians carrying knives.
Israeli forces storm Beit Ur al-Fawqa, West of Ramallah, break into several houses and assault three Palestinian youths allegedly involved in throwing stones at Israeli military vehicles near the area.
Two Israeli teens from the West Bank settlement Yitzhar are arrested on suspicion of throwing rocks at a Palestinian car. Police also find ammunition, detonators and a slingshot stored in the Od Yosef Chai synagogue in Yithzar.
Palestinian medical sources in the West Bank city of Bethlehem have reported that the soldiers shot, Friday, a young man with a live round, while many residents suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, at the city’s northern entrance.
Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies in Bil’in village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing dozens of suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.
Three Palestinian civilians including a child were wounded on Saturday when Israeli occupation forces (IOF) raided the village of Tekoa to the east of Bethlehem amidst intensive firing of live bullets. Tayseer Abu Mifrah, the village’s municipality chief, said that IOF soldiers stormed the town from its eastern entrance while shooting live and rubber-coated bullets.
Israeli forces opened fire on a group of Palestinian farmers and shepherds in eastern Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday, according to eyewitnesses. Witnesses told Ma'an that Israeli forces deployed at the border fence opened fire on Palestinians who were in nearby agricultural lands, with no injuries reported.
Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday afternoon, the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, and Kharbatha al-Misbah village, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, clashed with local youths, and fired live rounds, rubber-coated metal bullets, and gas bombs. Two Palestinian children were injured, and one was kidnapped. The clashes in al-Jalazoun initially started near Beit El colony, before extending into the main road of the refugee camp. The soldiers fired several live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs, causing dozens of residents to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation, especially after the army fired gas bombs at a few homes in the area of clashes.
Dozens of Palestinians sustained injuries in clashes with the Israeli occupation forces in Duma town shortly after Israeli terrorists burned down the home of the only witness in the Dawabsheh arson attack. A PIC journalist quoted eyewitnesses as saying that over 50 Palestinians were rushed to hospital after they were hit with bullet fire and teargas canisters randomly discharged by the IOF all the way through the assault.
The Knesset's ministerial committee for legislation intends to re-discuss a bill calling for imposing the death penalty on Palestinians convicted of carrying out deadly attacks against Israelis, according to Reshet Bet radio.
A group of Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian vehicle in the Jordan Valley, causing it severe material damage. Local sources affirmed that Israeli settlers from Ma'ale Efraim illegal settlement threw stones at a Palestinian car belonging to Nassim Abu Alya, from Ramallah, and smashed its windows.
Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) have recently erected mobile military watchtowers along the security fence to the east of the Gaza Strip. According to Quds Press, the new military watchtowers are located along the border that separates Gaza from 1948 Occupied Palestine. One of watchtowers is close to Karni crossing.
Israeli extremist settlers headed by fanatic rabbi Yehuda Glick stormed on early Monday morning Muslims’ the holy al-Aqsa Mosque, in Occupied Jerusalem, under a tight security shield. Eyewitnesses said Glick and a horde of extremist settlers broke into the Mosque at 7.30 a.m. via the Maghareba Gate and defiled its plazas. Israeli occupation police and rapid intervention troops escorted the Israeli fanatics all the way through the assault.
Two Jerusalemite youths were shot and injured with gunfire during clashes with Israeli police forces at dawn Monday in Alezariya town in occupied Jerusalem. Quds Press said that the clashes broke out after Israeli forces raided the town and violently broke into the house of the local activist Ayman Bassa. Israeli forces heavily fired teargas bombs, rubber bullets, and live ammunition during the raid. Two gunshot injuries were reported during the clashes, the Palestinian Red Crescent said.
A Palestinian Monday was shot and injured with a rubber-coated steel bullet, whereas several others suffocated during clashes with Israeli forces in the Ramallah village of Beit Rima, according to local sources. Clashes broke out between the village locals and armed Israeli sliders, who used rubber baton rounds and tear gas canisters against the former. A youth received a rubber-coated bullet in his foot, while several locals suffocated due to inhaling tear gas. Forces reportedly raided and searched a number of chicken farms situated around the village.
Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, Ras al-Bustan area, in the town of al-‘Ezariyya, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem, broke into and searched many homes and kidnaped one child. The soldiers also shot several Palestinians during clashes that took place following the invasion. Clashes took place in the town after the soldiers invaded it; medical sources said the soldiers shot and injured several young Palestinian men with live rounds, including two who were shot with the Toto hollow bullets that detonate upon impact. One of them was shot in his thigh and the other in his leg; the use of hollow bullets against a civilian population is illegal, but the Israeli army frequently uses such rounds, including the dum-dum bullets.
Hundreds of Israeli settlers stormed the Ibrahimi Mosque and performed rituals. The settlers further chanted slogans calling for killing Arabs and forcing them out of their native homes. The assault was carried out under a tight shield by the Israeli occupation troops who imposed a security cordon around all the main entrances to the Mosque. The occupation soldiers further banned the Muslim worshipers from performing evening and dawn prayers at the Mosque.
Source: The Palestinian Information Center/Maan/IMEMC
A child was among two injured Palestinians during clashes that broke out in Bethlehem south of occupied West Bank, while two arrests were documented in Qalqilia and occupied Jerusalem. Violent clashes erupted at the eastern entrance to Aida refugee camp north of Bethlehem amid heavy firing of live rounds and teargas bombs on the part of the Israeli occupation forces.
A 68-year-old Palestinian man, Taysir Shtewei, was hit in the head with a rubber-coated steel bullet and dozens more suffered excessive tear gas inhalation when Israeli forces suppressed weekly marches in the West Bank villages of Bil‘in and Kafr Qaddum.,
Mustafa Tahsin Abu Hayt, 16, was moderately to seriously injured after being deliberately run over by an Israeli military vehicle during clashes with Israeli forces in the Beit Furik village in the northern West Bank district of Nablus.
Yusif Thaer Hanani,17, was injured with a rubber-coated steel bullet during clashes that broke out in the Beit Furik village in the northern West Bank district of Nablus as Israeli forces closed the Beit Furik checkpoint on both sides.
Israeli soldiers stationed on military towers across the border fence opened fire on Palestinian shepherds herding their sheep behind the Eastern Graveyard, east of Jabalia in the northern part of the Gaza Strip; no injuries were reported.
In Ramallah, clashes erupted when Israeli forces suppressed Bi’lin peaceful march with teargas bombs. Dozens of activists suffered effects of excessive tear gas inhalation during the protest including foreign activists.
Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday evening, Beit Forik town, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, shot and injured one Palestinian, and rammed another with their jeep, causing serious wounds.
Israeli forces opened fire on Palestinian farmers and shepherds in the Gaza Strip Saturday morning, forcing them to leave their fields, witnesses said. Witnesses told Ma’an that Israeli military forces deployed east of Juhr al-Dik in the central Gaza Strip opened fire on the workers while they were in their agricultural fields, forcing them to leave the area.
Israeli forces shot and injured four Palestinians with live fire when clashes erupted near the border in the Gaza Strip on Friday, the Ministry of Health said. Spokesman for Gaza’s Ministry of Health Ashraf al-Qidra told Ma’an two young men were shot east of Beit Hanoun near the border with Israel in the north of the coastal enclave. Two others were shot near the borderline east of Gaza City, al-Qidra said, adding that two men suffered from severe tear gas inhalation east of al-Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.
Israel has redeployed the Iron Dome missile interception system in settlements close to the border with the Gaza Strip. Israeli sources said the measure comes in the aftermath of the death of two Palestinians, in Hebron, especially the one who was executed after he was already shot and severely injured.
Tens of illegal Israeli settlers gathered Friday around the house of Palestinian, who filmed Israeli soldier executing wounded Palestinian in Al-Khalil. The Palestinian activist Emad abu-Shamsiyeh, who sent the video of the execution to the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem, said that he does not feel safe after the settlers’ threats.
The B'Tselem volunteer who filmed the execution of Abdel Fattah al-Sharif by an Israeli soldier in al-Khalil/Hebron is threatened by Israeli settlers, who have surrounded his house and chant about burning it down.
Two far-right Israeli settlers file a complaint against the Palestinian videographer who filmed the execution of Abdel Fattah al-Sharif in al-Khalil/Hebron by an Israeli soldier, stating that the man's presence during the killing was coordinated with the alleged attack in order to capture the video.
Source: Gulf News/Russia Today/The Palestinian Information Center
Emad Abu Shamsiyah, a Hebron-based activist, has received death threats for filming and publishing a video on Thursday that showed an Israeli occupation soldier shooting a Palestinian in the head at point blank range.
Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked wants to introduce a bill to punish terrorists under the age of 14, which would also see them serve jail time. The move comes after two Palestinians aged 12 and 13 stabbed a railway worker in Jerusalem in November.
The Israeli Knesset on Tuesday approved the first reading of a bill which would allow Israeli courts to hand down prison sentences to minors under the age of 14 — legislation critics say is targeted at Palestinian children
Palestinian figures condemned a musical concert, calling it an act of Judaization, for which preparations are being made by Israeli municipality of Occupied Jerusalem to be held in the city for four days starting from Monday evening in different districts of the city. Israeli municipality in Jerusalem, along with a number of Israeli institutions, has been organizing Jewish festivals and ceremonies in Occupied Jerusalem over the year. Those events bring in dozens of thousands of Jewish tourists, which makes the city look like a Jewish city especially that Jewish decorations cover the streets of the Muslims’ holy city during those Jewish celebrations.
Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) carried out, Tuesday morning, a limited incursion into the central Gaza Strip looking for tunnels used by Palestinian resistance. Quds Press quoted eyewitnesses as saying that three Israeli bulldozers moved some 100 meters across the border fence in eastern al-Bureij refugee camp and carried out combing operations. The incursion is the latest in a series of Israeli violations of the Cairo-brokered ceasefire accord signed in the wake of the 2014 offensive on the besieged coastal enclave
Dozens of Palestinians suffered different injuries after Israeli Occupation Forces suppressed Land Day marches in Nablus north of occupied West Bank. A number of participants were detained for few hours before being released, while others suffered effects of teargas inhalation.
An Israeli soldier in a speeding military jeep deliberately ran over a Palestinian child in a hamlet to the east of Yatta town in al-Khalil province. Eyewitnesses said that the child was 14 years old and was transferred to hospital where doctors described his condition as “moderate”.
An Israeli bus carrying dozens of settlers stormed archaeological sites in Tanach town, west of Jenin, amid heavy military protection. Israeli forces erected a military checkpoint at the entrance to town and prevented Palestinian vehicles’ movement to pave the way for the Israeli bus.
The Israeli Occupation Forces suppressed a peaceful march in Doheisheh refugee camp, south of Bethlehem. The participants waved Palestinian flags and raised photos of Palestinian martyrs whose bodies are still detained by Israeli authorities. Israeli forces attacked the peaceful march with teargas bombs. Dozens of participants choked on tear gas.
Source: Haaretz - Nir Hasson/The Palestinian Information Center
A Palestinian toddler spent four hours outside a Jerusalem police station on Sunday, after his parents had been taken into custody during a security operation to arrest his 16-year-old brother, according to family members. The two-and-a-half-year-old boy from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya, who was said to be barefoot and wearing pajamas, was later released into the custody of his grandparents. His older brother was apparently arrested for throwing stones and other offense, while the detention of and his parents appeared to result from their resisting or objecting to the arrest of their son. Security forces arrived at the family’s home at about 2 A.M. Sunday. on Eight masked police officers were said to have entered the home, asking to see the family’s identification cars and arresting the 16-year-old.
The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Monday kidnapped four farmers and shepherds near Salem town, east of Nablus city. Eyewitnesses told the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) that Israeli soldiers rounded up four young farmers and shepherds as they were en route to al-Lahf area in the town at the pretext they entered a military zone. The four detainees were identified as Sharif Ishtiya, Taher Ishtiya, Yousef Shehadeh, and Saeb Shehadeh. The eyewitnesses said that the IOF also attacked other farmers and shepherds during their presence in and near Froush Beit Dajan village, east of Nablus
Israeli forces raided areas across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank early Tuesday, confiscating equipment and detaining at least 19 Palestinians, Israeli and Palestinian security sources said.
The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) arrested at dawn Tuesday two Palestinian youths after breaking into the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Eyewitnesses affirmed that two locals including a minor were detained from their homes in the city, while Israeli forces deployed throughout its neighborhoods.
Israeli special forces arrested Tuesday afternoon Abdul Salam Abu Ghazala, 42, whose son Thaer was killed by Israeli forces in early October last year. Quds Press said that the father was taken from his house in occupied Jerusalem and transferred to the Old City police station without providing any reason behind his arrest.
Army Kidnaps at least 40 or more Palestinians In The West Bank including children and minors, Mahmoud Shaweesh, 15, Luay Abu al-Hummus, Ahmad al-Faqeeh and Mohammad al-Faqeeh, soldiers shot al-Faqeeh before abducting him, Saddam Ghaleb al-Baw, from Halhoul, in addition to Ahmad ‘Akef Awad, 16, and Nidal Amr Abu Mariya, 17, from their homes in Beit Ummar, Islam Ahmad Abu Ali, 25, from Serees town, and Ghassan Mohammad N’eirat from Methaloon town, Mohammad Hussein Amarna, Dia Khaled Zeidi, Adham Khaled Badarna, Abed Shattour Abu Bakr, and Mohammad Hassan Abu Bakr,Mohammad Saleh Hanthawi.
The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) carried outviolent raids and arrests across occupied West Bank. In Jenin, IOF soldiers deployed in large numbers throughout the city and the neighboring towns amid intensive flights of Israeli helicopters till early morning hours.
The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) kidnapped two young men in Ramallah and Jerusalem cities and four others in Ya'bad town, south of Jenin city. In Ramallah, a Palestinian security source said that plain-clothes soldiers stormed al-Taira neighborhood west of the city and kidnapped a young man identified as Nidal al-Jarushi from outside al-Mansi restaurant.
A Palestinian minor was detained on Thursday after stabbing an Israeli police officer, lightly injuring him, near the village of al-Ouja in the eastern occupied West Bank district of Jericho, Hebrew media reported. Reports said the Palestinian youth was immediately detained at the scene.
The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) kidnapped the Palestinian soccer player, Fadi al-Sharif. Sharif was taken prisoner from Occupied Jerusalem to Gaza after he underwent surgery in al-Makassed hospital.
The Palestinian Prisoner Center for Studies (PPCS) demanded the IOA to immediately reveal the fate and whereabouts of prisoner Abul-Huda. and has held the Israeli occupation authority (IOA) fully responsible for the life of prisoner Fadi Abul-Huda, from Nablus city, after he was taken to an unknown place.
Israeli forces detained two children — identified as Bakr Mahmoud Ali Najajreh, 13, and Abeer Youssef Makhamreh, 10 — while they were herding sheep in the Janba area near Yatta in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron
Source: Ma'an News Agency. The Palestinian Information Center
Israeli forces detain a Palestinian woman on Sunday in the old city of East Jerusalem after Israeli soldiers and police officers disperse a rally protesting against an Israeli blacklist of Palestinians banned from entering the al-Aqsa Mosque.
Israeli forces storm the village Iraq Burin every night for several days under the pretext of searching for the perpetrators of the stabbing attack carried out in the nearby Har Brakha settlement, which resulted in the death of two soldiers.
The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) kidnapped on Monday evening two Palestinian girls from al-Khalil and Occupied Jerusalem on account of alleged anti-occupation stabbing attempts. The Israeli occupation police claimed they arrested an anti-occupation attacker at a military checkpoint near Abu Dis town, in eastern Occupied Jerusalem. The unidentified girl was transferred to an Israeli investigation center pending further interrogation after cops claimed she was carrying a knife.
The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) carried out at dawn Monday a large-scale raid and search campaign in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem. Four detainees were arrested after Israeli forces brutally stormed Qalandia refugee camp to the north of occupied Jerusalem. Three other minors were detained in Jabal Makbar area in the occupied city. Two others including a minor were rounded up in Aroub refugee camp in al-Khalil, while another detainee was arrested in Beit Rima in Ramallah. Along the same line, Israeli forces stormed Beit Ummar town in al-Khalil and broke into a building belonging to a local charity association after blowing up its gate. Important files and laptops were confiscated during the violent raid, while the security guard was detained in a room for long hours. Several towns were also stormed overnight in Ramallah, al-Khalil, Tulkarem, Jenin, and occupied Jerusalem. Two local men were arrested in Jenin.
The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) stormed overnight Hussan town west of Bethlehem and Araba town southwest of Jenin to the south of occupied West Bank. Local sources in Hussan town said that the Israeli forces stormed the town amid heavy fire of teargas bombs and live ammunition. Several homes were violently stormed and searched, which led to the outbreak of violent clashes. Earlier on Sunday, Israeli troops broke into Araba town southwest of Jenin and stormed and searched a local café and an auto show. Following the Israeli raid, violent clashes erupted between local youths and Israeli forces who carried out a combing operation between the olive groves. A 43-year-old local man was arrested after the IOF soldeirs stormed his house in the town.
Dozens of Palestinians suffered from severe tear gas inhalation on Monday after Israeli troops raided an aid organization serving orphans in the southern occupied West Bank town of Beit Ummar, seizing equipment and assaulting staff. Activist Muhammad Ayyad Awad told Ma’an that “Israeli troops seized files from the institution, three computer devices, and stormed the institution before they tied up the guard, Kareem Ikhalyel, in a room.” He added that clashes broke out between Palestinian youth and Israeli troops during the raid, with Palestinians throwing stones and Israeli forces shooting tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets. The head of the institution, Ahmad al-Omah, described the Israeli raid as “irresponsible.”
Israeli occupation police arrested on Monday mother of Palestinian minor prisoner before visiting him inside his jail. The occupation authorities agreed for the mother of the Palestinian minor prisoner Mo’ayad abu-Mayalah, 16, to visit him inside his prison. When she arrived, Israeli policewomen asked her to take off her clothes for strip-search, but she refused. According to the Head of the Committee of the Prisoners’ Families Amjad abu-Asab, the Israeli police beat her, handcuffed her and took her to an unknown place. He reiterated that the mother did not visit her minor son, who has been experiencing very difficult prison conditions.
The Palestinian sports ministry yesterday called on FIFA to put pressure on the Israeli occupation to stop its violations against Palestinian sportsmen and athletes, Quds Press reported. Speaking to Quds Press, Ahmed Muheissin said: “The Israeli occupation authorities arrested three Palestinian footballers within 48 hours; two of them from the Gaza Strip.”
The family also explained that the forces requested the Martyr’s father, uncle and cousin for interrogation. The father identified his son’s body and the Israeli authorities extended his arrest for further interrogation. Mohammad Abu Hummos, member of follow-up committee in the village of Esawyeh, explained that the forces raided the village and surrounded and raided the Martyr’s house while heavily firing rubber bullets and grenades to prevent anybody from gathering around the house. Abu Hummos added that the forces searched the house and took pictures from inside and outside and also took the house’s measurements; they also questioned the Martyr’s mother.
Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) arrested on Tuesday a Palestinian woman, Manal al-Tamimi, 42, from Nabi Saleh town near Ramallah, after allegedly threatening an Israeli officer on Facebook. Israeli police claimed, in a statement, that the captive Tamimi posted threats against an Israeli border guard officer on Facebook, claiming that she had attacked one of Israeli soldiers during clashes in the town last year. The suspected woman was held for interrogation and the police would ask the Israeli military court of Ofer to extend her remand to continue investigation, the Israeli police said.
Israeli forces detained seven Palestinians during a raid into the village of al-Issawiya in occupied East Jerusalem overnight Wednesday, hours after one of the village's residents shot and wounded two Israeli police officers in central Jerusalem.
Israeli Occupation Forces arrested a Palestinian youth, Sahban al-Titi, from al-Thaheriya village in al-Khalil, after charging him with an alleged hit-and-run attack against an Israeli settler at the entrance of al-Fuwar refugee camp in the city on October 20, 201
Israeli forces on Thursday raided the home and workplace of relatives of a Palestinian killed after he reportedly shot and injured two Israeli officers in occupied East Jerusalem. Local committee member of the neighborhood al-Issawiya, Muhammad Abu al-Hummus, told Ma’an that the forces searched the home of Fouad Abu Rajab before storming the workplace of his father in the neighborhood. The father was summoned for interrogation following Rajab’s death and had yet to be released, al-Hummus said, adding that his mother was also interrogated and released.
The Israeli Occupation Forces launched a large-scale raid and arrest campaign throughout the West Bank. In Nablus, Israeli forces arrested a Palestinian young man after breaking into his house. Several raids into a number of houses in Iraq Burin town south of the city were also reported. Two young men were arrested during the raids.
Israeli occupation forces rounded up 33 Palestinians in various West Bank governorates. Local sources said that the IOF arrested 11 citizens in Qalqilia province’s towns of Azzun and Hajja, with six of them from one family.
Joint crews of municipality employees, Nature and Parks authority and Israeli forces raided Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan. Majd Gaith from the Information Center explained that occupation forces raided the center and checked his ID and then took pictures of the pictures hung on the walls; an officer said they were inciting.
The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) last night and on Friday morning kidnapped 13 Palestinians during campaigns in different areas of the West Bank and Jerusalem. According to local sources, the IOF kidnapped four Palestinians from the family of Masalma and another one identified as Ahmed Abu Jamal during raids on their homes in Beit Awa town, south of al-Khalil city. The IOF also stormed a house belonging to al-Shuwaiki family in al-Haras neighborhood in al-Khalil and handed one of its son a summons for interrogation from the Shin Bet. Three other citizens were taken prisoners in IOF campaigns in Kafr Jamal town, northwest of Qalqiliya, and the towns of Ein Yabrud and Beit Awa al-Tahta, east and west of Ramallah. In Jericho, the IOF detained two citizens during a campaign in al-Awja town. In Jerusalem, the Israeli police kidnapped two young men from the family of al-Fakhuri from Bab Hitta neighborhood near the Aqsa Mosque. Last night, a young man called Husam Mustafa was kidnapped from his car in al-Issawiya district in Jerusalem.
Israeli forces detained at least 250 Palestinian workers without work permits inside Israel by the end of the day Thursday, Israeli police said. Israeli forces also raided 341 shops and work sites and administratively closed businesses that employ undocumented workers, police spokesperson Luba al-Samri said. A total of 30 Israelis were also detained for assisting undocumented Palestinian workers, including driving the workers or providing employment and accommodation. Israeli forces pledged to continue the search campaign for Palestinians working illegally in Israel “in order to maintain public safety in the country,” al-Samri said.
IOF wages campaign of raids and arrests in WB, IOF stormed the home of Anas Qasim al-Aqra, 19, who was arrested on Friday in the city of Jerusalem, soldiers arrested the young man, Rafat Alyan, from Beit Ur al-Tahta after a raid on his family's home, an Israeli army force arrested a young man, Abdullah Saba'neh, at a military checkpoint erected at the entrance of Qabatya.
Israeli military closes Palestinian roads, village in search for gunman, and stormed the village of Beit Ur al-Tahta in the Ramallah area following a reported shooting attack that left two Israeli soldiers injured Friday night, Wael Allan, was arrested the cousin of a 27-year-old shot dead Jan. 26 after carrying out a stab attack in the illegal Beit Horon settlement.
Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians Near Ramallah, Kidnap Two Near Jenin, The army also fired many gas bombs on the protesters, and towards a number of homes in the town, causing dozens of residents to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.
Israeli forces detained 13 Palestinians during raids in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. Israeli forces detained five Palestinians in the Qalandiya refugee camp in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah. They were identified as Muhammad Imad, Muhammad al-Shuani, Naseer Assaf, Omar Hamda and Hamza Zayed. Israeli forces detained Yazan al-Saadi and Fadi Hweil from Jenin and Aws Muhammad Khader from Tulkarem. Israeli troops detained Yazan al-Juidi and Muhammad Abu Habsa from the al-Duheisha refugee camp near Bethlehem. Ali Ahmad Darwish, Muhammad Dawood Elayan, and Yousef Elayan were detained in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-Issawiya. An Israeli army spokesperson confirmed five detentions in the Ramallah area, adding that two more Palestinians were detained in the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem.
The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Monday morning raided several commercial stores and the branch of Bank of Jerusalem in Qabalan town south of Nablus. Local sources told the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) that Israeli soldiers entered the Bank of Jerusalem in the town and reviewed the records of its security camera system.
Israeli Occupation Forces Sunday evening stormed Wadi al-Hariye area in al-Khalil and a town to the south of the city, arrested three Palestinians, blocked traffic, and broke into Palestinians' commercial shops. The PIC reporter said that the Israeli raid caused severe traffic congestion especially that Wadi al-Hariye street is one of the main roads connecting the north and the south of the city.
Israeli forces on Tuesday raided al-Khadouri University in the northern occupied West Bank district of Tulkarem for the second consecutive day, ransacked the building and seized posters and brochures from the campus.
In Jenin, in the northern part of the West Bank, Israeli soldiers invaded Rommana village, west of the city, and kidnapped two Palestinians, identified as Ahmad Sa’id ‘Amro, 21, and Abdul-Rahman ‘Amour, after searching their homes.
In the nearby district of Tulkarem, Israeli soldiers stormed and searched homes, and kidnapped five Palestinians. Resident Mohammad Abdul-Fattah Dameeri, 22, Waleed Mustafa Yahya, 50, and Ibrahim Jaber Toba, 22, Abdul-Razeq Hussein Toba, 23, and Ali Hussein Ali, 23.
27 Palestinians were kidnapped by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) in a mass-abduction campaign launched across West Bank provinces: nine from al-Khalil city, five from Nablus, three from Ramallah and al-Bireh, two from Beit Furik and four, including a university student, from Tulkarem. 14-year-old Muhammad Abu Yabes and 18-year-old Abdul Haleem Najajra were kidnapped from Bethlehem. and Abdul Rahman Amour from Jenin.
The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) broke into a number of towns in Nablus overnight and at dawn Thursday, arresting several youths. A number of local houses were brutally stormed and searched in Beit Furik town east of the city, while a young man was arrested at Beit Furik checkpoint. Two youths were arrested in Assira town north of the city including an ex-detainee. Two others were rounded up in Iraq Burin town including a minor who was summoned for investigation before his detention.
The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at dawn Thursday kidnapped the father of martyr Qasem Jaber from his home in al-Khalil city and took him to an undeclared place. Local sources said that soldiers broke into and ransacked the home of Jaber in al-Khalil and kidnapped his father.
The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Friday evening stormed the home of martyr Nasruddin Asida, a prominent figure of al-Qassam Brigades of Hamas, in Tell town, southwest of Nablus. Local sources told the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) that Israeli soldiers raided several homes in al-Lahf area, south of the city, including a house belonging to the family of Asida.
The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Saturday kidnapped three Palestinian teenagers and handed nine others summonses for interrogation during a campaign in different areas of Bethlehem province. According to the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) reporter in Bethlehem, IOF soldiers stormed Husan village, west of Bethlehem, and kidnapped Abdul-Aziz Hamamera, 15, Suhail Sabatin, 16, and Mohamed Shusha, 15, from their homes.
Israeli forces overnight detained two Palestinians and seized a truck from Wadi Burqin and Yaabad town, to the west and south of Jenin, in the northern West Bank, said witnesses and a municipal source. Forces detained a Palestinian while he attempted to cross a flying checkpoint near Nablus city. The detainee was identified as Shadi Jarrar, 37, who had been detained for 13 years in Israeli jails.
Israeli forces detained at least one Palestinian in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian and Israeli sources said. Local sources told Ma’an that Israeli troops detained Muhammad Imter al-Nammoura in the village of Dura west of Hebron, after raiding his house and storming the house of Mutasem Ziyad al-Rjoub. An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an one Palestinian had been detained west of Bethlehem for “illegal activities.”
Israeli troops raided the village of Beit Fajjar east of Bethlehem early on Monday, storming several houses and detaining two Palestinians. The raid took place a day after the funerals of Ali Abd al-Rahman al-Kar Thawabta, 20, and Ali Jamal Muhammad Taqatqa, 19, who were killed by Israeli forces on Thursday after carrying out a stab attack that injured an Israeli soldier near the illegal Israeli settlement of Ariel in the northern occupied West Bank. Local sources said that Israeli troops raided Thawabta’s house and detained his brother Muhammad, 24. They also detained Muhammad Akram Taqatqa, 22.
The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Sunday evening arrested a Palestinian youngster on allegations that he tried to enter the Israeli illegal settlement of Elon Moreh, in the northern West Bank. The Israeli army radio said the IOF carried out combing operations in eastern Nablus towns and villages, near the Elan Moreh settlement, and arrested a Palestinian who allegedly carried a gun and tried to creep into the settlement.
The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) carried out at dawn Monday a new raid and arrest campaign in occupied West Bank and Jerusalem. Three youths including an ex-detainee were arrested after Israeli forces stormed their houses in different areas of al-Khalil. Israeli forces also continued its break-ins into Beit Fujar town north of the city for the fifth consecutive day as part of the Israeli collective punishment policy against Palestinians. On the other hand, Israeli forces closed the main entrance to Seir town north of al-Khalil and erected a military checkpoint, restricting the people’s movement in both directions. Three university students were stopped and investigated at the checkpoint before the release of two of them, while the third was moved handcuffed and blindfolded to an unknown detention center. In Nablus, Israeli forces arrested a young man after violently storming his family home in Zawata town west of Nablus.
Source: IMEMC/The Palestinian Information Center/SILWANIC/WAFA
Army Kidnaps 28 Palestinians In The West Bank, Thaer Zghayyar.Thaer Abu Sbeih.Laith Gheith.Ahmad Shaweesh.Nour Shalabi.Laith Shalabi.Amjad Ghrouf.Raed Ghrouf.Waleed Tuffaha.Amir Balbeesy.Omar Za’anin.Mahmoud Najeeb.Rawhi al-Kolghassi.Bassam Hijazi.Mohammad Abu Ghosha.Abdullah Da’na.Hamada Da’na.Ayyoub Ibrahim Shalalda.Mahmoud Farouq Zama’ra.Shadi Musleh Shouli.Sami Ahmad Beerawi.Adeeb Sadeq Suleiman.Tha’er Adeeb Suleiman. Ahmad Abdul-Wahid Diab.Tha’er Kamal Nobani.Zahi Ibrahim ad-Deek.Mousa Ajamiyya.Mothanna Yousef Zibin.
Israeli forces reportedly opened fire on and detained a Palestinian teen carrying a knife at a military checkpoint in the occupied West Bank town of Beit Fajjar, witnesses said. Israeli soldiers opened fire in the air behind a female Palestinian teen walking in the area. Israeli forces claimed the teen had a knife in her possession before handcuffing and detaining her. Locals identified the detainee as Salwa Jamal Fakhri Taqatqa, 14.
The Israeli police forces arrested four Palestinian youths and an elderly woman from different areas in occupied Jerusalem. Local sources said that Israeli forces arrested two boys after violently breaking into al-Issawiya town amid heavy firing of tear gas bombs.
In Qalandia refugee camp, north of occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers invaded the home of Nahed Fawzi Emteir, 24, who died of serious wounds on March 15; two weeks after the soldiers shot him. The army interrogated his family after violently searching their property.
Israeli soldiers invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, broke into and searched a number of homes, and summoned Ali Mustafa Taqatqa, 30, for interrogation in the Etzion military base and security center.
An Israeli court indicted seven young Palestinians from occupied East Jerusalem for allegedly forming a Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) cell with the intention of carrying out attacks.
Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday at dawn, several Palestinian communities in different parts of the occupied West Bank, searched homes and kidnapped eight Palestinians. The soldiers also summoned five Palestinians, from Bethlehem, for interrogation.
Israeli forces detained a Palestinian Thursday at the Erez crossing as he was attempting to leave the Gaza Strip for medical treatment in Israel, it was revealed Saturday. A human rights lawyer told Ma’an that Sharab is the fifth case of a Palestinian patient being detained at the crossing since the start of the year.
Undercover Israeli forces infiltrated, on Friday evening, into the Suwwana neighborhood, in occupied Jerusalem, and assaulted a group of children, after surrounding them, and kidnapped four. The soldiers also kidnaped a child in al-‘Eesawiyya.
Israeli forces detained at least five Palestinians, three of them minors, in overnight detention raids across the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem on Sunday, and took measurements of three houses in preparation for demolition.
Israeli police raided a chicken slaughterhouse in the Bedouin town of Shaqib al-Salam in the southern Israel region of Negev at dawn on Monday and rounded up scores of Palestinians from the West Bank who were working there without permits.
Israeli forces on Tuesday detained a Palestinian man at the Erez crossing as he was attempting to leave the blockaded Gaza Strip to receive medical treatment in the occupied West Bank, his family said. Relatives of Muhammad Kamel Rajab Abu Odeh, 34, said he had permission to travel to Ramallah to undergo surgery for his spinal stenosis. However, they said the Israeli authorities did not allow him through and took him into custody instead
On 27 November 2015, Ahmad Azza, a 16-year-old Palestinian human rights activist, was arrested by Israeli police on charges of possessing a knife in public and fleeing from soldiers when asked to stop. But according to Azza, he was not in the area where soldiers claimed they had seen him when the knife was allegedly found. After seven days in prison, he was released on 3 December 2015, after a DNA test exonerated Azza and proved that the charges were false. He had to remain in prison until the official results were made available, but the only DNA found on the knife belonged to an Israeli soldier.
Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) confiscated equipment of a blacksmith workshop and broke into and searched homes of both martyrs Amer Abu Aisheh and Abdulla al-Qawasmi at dawn hours on Monday in al-Khalil.
Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) broke into the home of the Palestinian martyr Baha Elaiyan, who was killed by Israeli soldiers, in Mount Scopus town in Occupied Jerusalem and handed a summons to the martyr’s father to be questioned by Israeli intelligence.
The Israeli Occupation Forces carried out overnight a large-scale raid and arrest campaign in occupied West Bank and Jerusalem. The Israeli forces arrested at dawn Tuesday eight Palestinians including a journalist from their houses in al-Khalil. A minor was also detained in Bethlehem while four other detainees were reported in Qalqilia. Two more arrests were carried out in Ramallah and Nablus while a young man was detained from his workplace in Qalandia refugee camp in occupied Jerusalem.
The former detainee in PA jails Hamam Shanti, 28, was arrested Monday evening while on his way back from Jordan via Karama crossing. Shanti, from Qalqilia, was detained for several hours before being transferred to an unknown detention center.
The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) arrested Tuesday afternoon a Palestinian young man near the Ibrahimi Mosque in al-Khalil south of the West Bank for allegedly possessing a knife. According to the PIC reporter, the Israeli forces stationed at the main gate to the Mosque arrested a youngster after allegedly finding a knife in his possession. The detainee was identified as Omar al-Karkari, 18, who lives with his family near the Mosque where he used to pass near the area while on his way back home. The detainee was transferred handcuffed and blindfolded to an unknown detention center.
Three Jerusalemite youths were detained Tuesday evening after Israeli police forces stormed a number of towns and villages near occupied Jerusalem including Issawiya, Silwan, and Jabal Mukhbar, and the Old City. Several local homes were violently stormed and searched during the raid, while three citizens were arrested in Silwan including a father and his son.
The Israeli Occupation Forces arrested five Palestinian youths from Hawara town south of northern West Bank city of Nablus. Eyewitnesses told a PIC reporter that Israeli forces stormed the town and violently launched a raid and search campaign that targeted a number of local houses.
The Israeli Occupation Forces carried out an arrest campaign across the West Bank at predawn time. In Jenin district, Israeli forces stormed Jenin refugee camp amid heavy fire of teargas bombs and live ammunition which led to the outbreak of violent clashes.
The Israeli Occupation Forces stormed the house of the Palestinian videographer and activist in B’Tselem organization Imad Abu Shamsiya. Local sources said that Israeli forces stormed and violently searched Abu Shamsiya’s house in Tel Ramdiya neighborhood in al-Khali
The Israeli Occupation Forces launched search and combing operations in Hawara town, south of Nablus, after an Israeli settler’s car was allegedly stoned near the town. Large numbers of Israeli forces rushed to the area and stormed the town following the alleged attack. A number of commercial shops were violently stormed and searched, while a building was turned into a military watchtower. Along the same line, Israeli forces arrested two young men at al-Hamra checkpoint in Tubas. The two detainees were taken to an unknown detention center after being stopped and investigated at al-Hamra checkpoint.
Israeli occupation forces rounded up 16 Palestinians in various Occupied Jerusalem and West Bank areas. An IOF report said that its forces arrested 16 “wanted” Palestinians including 11 suspected of launching anti-occupation activities.
Israeli forces broke into the home of the videographer who filmed an Israeli soldier executing a wounded Palestinian in cold blood, in Tel Rumeida, central Hebron. The videographer, activist Imad Abu Shamsiyya, said that soldiers broke into his home in Tel Rumeida, and inspected the cards of the local and international activists who were staying in the house, as well. The activists gathered there after Israeli settlers directed death threats against Imad, as they published his photos with “Most Wanted” written on them, in addition to killing threats.
The Palestinian Authority Ministry of the National Economy warned Monday that eggs tainted with salmonella that were imported from Ukraine have been found in markets in the occupied West Bank. Ibrahim al-Qadi, the director of the ministry’s consumer protection department, said the eggs came through Israel, where the authorities banned their sale after inspections found the eggs contained salmonella bacteria earlier this year. "Instead of dumping the tainted eggs, the Israelis smuggled it to Palestine by the help of Palestinian merchants," al-Qadi told Ma'an.
The Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) have been withholding the bodies of nine Palestinians killed more than four months ago as part of a policy of collective punishment that contravenes international laws, Ad-Dameer Institution and al-Adala Center for Human Rights said Monday.
Occupation municipality’s crews along with Israeli forces removed on Sunday some murals drawn on the walls of the neighborhood of Wadi Hilweh in Silwan. Wadi Hilweh Information Center explained that the municipality’s contractor along with some workers and Israeli forces raided the neighborhood of Wadi Hilweh with some painting tools and removed “murals” drawn on the walls claiming that settlers were annoyed by the drawings and that they have filed an official complaint to the municipality.
The occupation authorities decided on Sunday to release the body of 26-year old Mus’ab Mahmoud Ghazali after Sunday midnight. Al-Dameer organization lawyer, Mohammad Mahmoud, explained that the occupation intelligence informed him about releasing the body of Mus’ab Ghazali after midnight near Lions’ Gate Cemetery in the presence of 30 family members only; they conditioned the participants not to bring-in their cell phones. Ghazali (from the neighborhood of Ras Al-Amoud in Silwan) passed away on 26/12/2015 after being shot near the entrance of Jaffa Street in West Jerusalem under the pretext of carrying out a stabbing attack.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the legal adviser to his government to study the possibility of deporting families of Palestinians who carry out anti-occupation attacks to the Gaza Strip.
Israeli forces sealed the village of al-Issawiya in occupied East Jerusalem on Thursday evening, shortly after gunshots were reportedly fired at Israeli police officers, locals said. Muhammad Abu al-Hummus, a spokesperson for a local popular committee, told Ma'an that following the reported shooting, which did not result in any injuries, large numbers of Israeli forces stormed the village, deploying across its streets and climbing onto rooftops. Abu al-Hummus said Israeli forces sealed the main entrances, preventing the entry and exit of vehicles and causing heavy traffic.
Senior PLO official Saeb Erekat urged the international community to pressure Israel to release the bodies of Palestinians shot dead by Israeli forces while allegedly carrying out attacks. Human rights groups Addameer and Adalah also called on the international community to "intervene and pressure the Israeli authorities to immediately release the bodies of Palestinians that are still being withheld."Israel was holding the bodies of nine Palestinians, one of them for more than four months, in what they said was "a severe violation of international humanitarian law. The withholding of the bodies also denied the families off their cultural and religious rights to mourn and to bury them in accordance with their faith. Israel's practice of withholding bodies "obstructs the possibility of conducting an investigation concerning the circumstances of the alleged extrajudicial executions and a proper autopsy.
Due to Israeli restrictions on movement in the area, a number of relatives were unable to attend the funeral of 34-year-old mother of four, Amani Husni Sabatin, from Husan west of Bethlehem, shot dead during alleged car-ramming. Entrances into Husan were sealed following the alleged car attack.
The Israeli ministerial committee for legislation intends to vote on a bill banning all mosque imams and muezzins in Jerusalem and Israeli areas to call to prayers through loudspeakers, under the pretext of preventing noise pollution.
Israeli police erects a number of military checkpoints throughout Jerusalem, leading to tight restrictions, traffic jams and hundreds of Jerusalemite citizens and students being stopped and searched at the checkpoints for hours.
Surveillance cameras at Muslims’ the holy al-Aqsa Mosque should be controlled by no other party than the endowment authorities, Jerusalem’s Endowment Council said Monday. The Endowment Council expressed in a statement its firm condemnation of the ongoing Israeli aggressions on and attempts to hold sway over the holy al-Aqsa Mosque. “Israelis have no sovereignty over the surveillance kit at al-Aqsa,” the statement read. “Every single inch of the Mosque is for Muslims only.” It added that the Endowment department is the only party in charge of reconstruction works at the Mosque.
The Palestinian Ministry of Information slammed an Israeli ban on the Muslim call to prayers via mosque loudspeakers, dubbing the move “an act of terrorism that crosses all red lines.” A statement by the Information Ministry spoke out against Israeli claims that Muslims’ call to prayer is a loud nuisance that echoes into Israeli settlements, describing the ban as a barefaced violation of the sanctity of Islamic places of worship and an infringement on religious freedom.
Israeli forces on Monday erected concrete barriers near a road junction in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc south of Bethlehem that has seen numerous deadly encounters in recent months. Trucks unloaded the concrete blocks onto the main road and erected them in front of a hitchhiking station and bus stop used by Israeli settlers.
The Israeli government will permit residents of the Gaza Strip to go abroad through the Allenby border crossing with Jordan under prohibitive conditions, according to an announcement released recently by the office of the coordinator of government activities in the Palestinian territories.
Source: The Palestinian Information Center/Ma'an/IMEMC
Heavily-armed occupation troops broke into the headquarters of the Filastin al-Yawm TV Channel and the Trans Media Company in the Bank al-Quds apartment, in al-Bireh, and confiscated their equipment before they posted a military order ruling for shutting down the Filastin al-Yawm TV office.
The Israeli military is expected to begin daily closures of Zaatara military checkpoint in southern Nablus for maintenance, the Palestinian military liaison said Thursday. The liason said they were officially informed by their Israeli counterpart that the checkpoint would be closed for five hours daily for those entering Nablus due to maintenance on Huwwara Street, adding that the closure may last for more than two months.
Just after sunrise, children of all ages gather in the streets of Tuqu, a village in the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem. Groups of girls in green-and-white striped uniforms stand waiting for their friends to accompany them to school. Young men yell at their younger siblings to hurry up, while parents wave their children off from balconies. The scene is similar to that in many neighbourhoods around the world on a school morning, but once the children leave their homes and reach the main road, the picture changes dramatically. Armed Israeli soldiers stand guard along Route 60, with some positioned on rooftops. A stretch of barbed-wire fencing cuts down the length of a dirt footpath that runs parallel to the road, effectively dividing it in half.
Source: IMEMC/The Palestinian Information Center/WAFA
France: Another Palestinian TV Station Shut Down, Netanyahu had earlier urged Hollande to end the transmission of Al Aksa television, the Hamas-run channel that was being broadcast on the French satellite service EUTELSAT -- also associated with Palestine Today TV, which was shut down in the occupied West Bank, on Friday.News director of the channel Imad Zaqqout stated on his Facebook page that the Aqsa TV moved its broadcasts to the new frequencies, 11012H and 11177H, via new satellite providers.
Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) banned 32 Palestinians of travel outside the West Bank and Occupied Jerusalem via al-Karama crossing, the only pathway connecting the West Bank to the world through Jordan.
Israeli Occupation Authority (IOA) barred Indonesia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Ritno Marsudi from reaching Ramallah for unreleased reasons. Marsudi was going to meet the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and himself. Her visit also included opening an Indonesian honorary consulate in Ramallah.
The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Sunday evening reclosed all entrances to Qabalan town, southeast of Nablus, amid intensive military presence in nearby areas. Local sources told the Palestinian Information Center (IOF) that the IOF tightened the closure of Qabalan's entrances with mounds of dirt and rocks after the residents removed some roadblocks for the movement of cars.
Israel’s military and domestic intelligence agency wasted no time implementing a decision by the cabinetto sharply intensify the crackdown on Palestinian media. Agents from the Shin Bet, accompanied by Israeli soldiers, raided the Ramallah offices of Palestine Today, confiscating the TV station’s equipment before ordering it closed until further notice.
The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) closed route 60 in the West Bank to pave the way for a settlers’ march calling for complete closure of the road before Palestinians. Road 60 has become the sole route out of Ramallah to Nablus in the north and Jericho in the east.
Al-Aqsa TV Channel protested before the French Cultural Center in Gaza France's decision to stop Al-Aqsa Channel's frequencies on Eutelsat satellite in response to a request from the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Israeli soldiers close the main entrance to Sura, West of Nablus, and prevent people’s movement in both directions. Eyewitnesses say that residents and Palestinian vehicles are prevented from leaving the village.
GAZA CITY - The Israeli authorities on Wednesday cancelled a weekly visit allowing elderly Palestinians from the Gaza Strip to travel to occupied East Jerusalem for Friday prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque, according to Palestinian liaison officials.
The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) has cancelled permission for hundreds of elderly people from Gaza to travel to Occupied Jerusalem to perform the Friday prayer at the Aqsa Mosque. Quds Press quoted an official source from the civil affairs ministry as saying that the IOA informed the Palestinian side in Gaza on Wednesday that it cancelled the travel of 300 Palestinian worshipers from Gaza to Jerusalem. The source added that the Israeli side did not state the reason for its step, pointing out that the 300 people, whose names were registered for travel on Thursday, were informed about the Israeli decision. Since last year, 200 Palestinian elderly worshipers from Gaza had been allowed to enter Jerusalem on Fridays before the IOA last week increased their number to 300 people.
Israeli forces on Thursday closed off roads near the Palestinian village of Beit Fajjar in the occupied West Bank hours after two residents of the village reportedly stabbed and injured an Israeli soldier before being shot dead on site. Locals told Ma’an that Israeli bulldozers sealed main entrances to Marah Rabah south of Bethlehem with earth mounds, as well as agricultural roads that surround the village. One of the roads closed off was the main road connecting Marah Rabah and Beit Fajjar to villages north of Hebron, locals added.
Al-Dameer organization lawyer, Mohammad Mahmoud, submitted on Thursday morning an appeal to the Israeli Supreme Court requesting to order the police to set a date to release the bodies of Jerusalemites Martyrs detained in the refrigerators. Lawyer Mahmoud added that the appeal asked the court to order the Israeli police and public prosecution to immediately set a date to release detained Jerusalemite bodies in order to bury them according to heavenly laws.
Israeli soldiers imposed, starting on Thursday at night, a tight siege on the town of Beit Fajjar, south of Bethlehem, completely isolating it and kidnapped one Palestinian. The soldiers also kidnapped eleven other Palestinians in the West Bank.
The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) closed on Saturday morning al-Fahes gate south of al-Khalil and erected a checkpoint at the entrance to Seir town north of the city. The Israeli forces prevented people’s movement in both directions south of the Old City after closing al-Fahes gate with concrete blocks, declaring the area a closed military zone.
Hundreds of Christian Palestinians from the Gaza Strip will travel to celebrate Easter in Bethlehem and occupied East Jerusalem after the Israeli authorities agreed to grant them permits, a Palestinian Authority official said Saturday.
Israeli Occupation Authority barred last week 34 Palestinians from travel outside of Palestinian territories via al-Karama crossing, the only pathway for Palestinians to the outside world through Jordan.
The water authority in Gaza has warned that the besieged enclave suffers from a severe water shortage in its coastal aquifer, which is the primary source for getting water. Head of the water authority Yaser al-Shanti described the water situation in Gaza as very dangerous and said that international and local reports confirmed the gravity of the situation in recent years.
The Israeli police issued a gag order against reporting news on the latest arson attack on a Palestinian house belonging to Ibrahim al-Dawabsheh in Duma village, south of Nablus city. An Israeli court approved a request filed by the police asking to ban the Israeli media from reporting details about the arson attack that happened at dawn Sunday in Duma village until 20 April
Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah slammed the recent Israeli decision to ban Palestinian food products from entering Jerusalem as “racist.” “Israel is moving forward with attempts to isolate Jerusalem from its surroundings and erase its identity,” Hamdallah said during an opening of a Palestinian food exhibition at an al-Bireh municipality building near Ramallah in the central occupied West Bank.
Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) continued closing main as well as bypass roads in Salfit governorate. The main entrance to Salfit city as well as the main southern entrance of Kafr Haris town are still closed in addition to some of the agricultural roads in the area. The inhabitants of Salfit have to take alternative long roads in order to move in and out of the area.
The Israeli authorities were set to return overnight Monday the bodies of two Palestinians who were shot dead after allegedly attacking Israelis in October and December last year. Muhammad Mahmoud, a lawyer with Palestinian prisoners' rights group Addameer, told Ma'an Israel had agreed to release the bodies of 15-year-old Hassan Khalid Manasra and 21-year-old Omar Yasser Skafi, both from Beit Hanina in occupied East Jerusalem.
The Israeli authorities will impose a complete shut down of the occupied West Bank -- preventing all Palestinians from entering Israel -- for two days beginning Tuesday due to Jewish holidays, a source in the Palestinian liaison department told Ma'an. The source said beginning Tuesday and lasting until Thursday evening, all checkpoints into Israel would be closed, with the exception of Eyal checkpoint near Qalqiliya, which will be open for humanitarian cases.
Israeli forces Monday seized stone extraction and making machines and equipment from a Palestinian-owned factory to the east of the village of Beit Fajjar, south of Bethlehem, according to a local official source.
Source: The Palestinian Information Center/Ma`an/SILWANIC
Jerusalem family rejects son’s body after Israeli handover, Only 30 persons allowed to attend Eskafi’s funeral, The father of Manasra upon exiting steel barriers set up by Israeli police for the release told Ma’an his son’s body was “frozen like an ice cube, so we refused to receive it.”
Israel embarks on building concrete wall along border with Lebanon, The Israeli security measures came in the wake of the escalation of tension between Israel and Hezbollah party on the issue of the assassination of Hezbollah leader Samir al-Qentar at the end of last year in Syria.
Cabinet Bans Five Israeli Products from West Bank, The cabinet Tuesday decided to ban five Israeli food products from entering the West Bank in response to an earlier Israeli decision to ban Palestinian food products from entering East Jerusalem.
Jerusalemite families of martyrs killed by Israeli fire for alleged anti-occupation attacks refused Israeli preconditions to receive their sons’ bodies “frozen like an ice cube”. In a press conference the families said that Israeli authorities violated mutual agreement set up between the Israeli authorities and family members.
Palestinians faced severe movement restrictions, as Israeli authorities shut down all movement through checkpoints in and out of the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip ahead of the Jewish holiday of Purim.
Israeli forces closed the main entrances leading to the southern West Bank city of Hebron and several neighboring towns. Israeli troops also set up checkpoints at the northern entrances to Hebron, mainly al-Nabi Younes and Halhul Bridge, the entrance of Idhna and Beit Ummar towns, stopping Palestinian-registered vehicles and inspecting passengers’ identity cards.
The body of a Palestinian whose brutal killing was caught on film, sparking international outcry, is still being held by Israeli authorities, with his family demanding that a Palestinian coroner partake in the autopsy.
Yesh Atid MK Karin Elharar said at a State Control Committee meeting on Monday that 10 of 11 Beduin villages recognized by the state in the Negev do not have electricity. “The government is aware of the problem, but decides not to act. It is necessary to secure… proper infrastructure for all residents of the area,” she said.
The Israeli authorities on Tuesday decided to prohibit imports and exports of gold to and from the Gaza Strip, a Palestinian official said. Nathmi Muhanna, director of the Palestinian Authority’s borders and crossings department, told Ma‘an that Israeli authorities notified his department that the importation and exportation of gold was suspended in the besieged Gaza Strip.
The Gaza Strip was left almost entirely without power Tuesday due to maintenance work on power lines from both Israel and Egypt and ongoing tax disputes on fuel for the enclave’s near-defunct power station.
Israeli police tightened restrictions on Palestinian residents and vehicles’ movement in occupied Jerusalem on Tuesday. Israeli policemen were deployed in large numbers in the vicinity of the Old City gates and stopped and searched all passing Palestinian vehicles.
Israeli police detained a Palestinian young man for waving Palestine flag at al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem, according to local sources. Witnesses told WAFA that policemen severly beat up and detained a Palestinian young man while he was waving Palestine flag as a group of Israeli settlers was touring the holy site. During the detention, a number of worshipers chanted religious slogans in defiance of the Israeli settlers who were touring the site, under the protection of policemen.
The Gaza Strip was left almost entirely without power, Tuesday, due to maintenance work on power lines from both Israel and Egypt and ongoing tax disputes on fuel for the enclave’s near-defunct power station.Muhammad Thabit, a spokesman for Gaza’s electricity company, said that starting at 6 a.m., all lines supplying power from Egypt as well as two lines from Israel were disconnected, cutting off residents of southern Gaza and Gaza City from electricity.
Source: The Palestinian Information Center/Ma'an/WAFA
Lawyer of Palestinian Prisoners Society, Ahmad Safiya, said that the Israeli Supreme Court refused an appeal for allowing a Palestinian doctor to participate in the autopsy of the body of Abdul Fattah al-Sharif who was executed by Israeli occupation forces on March 24 in al-Khalil.
Israeli Occupation Forces fenced Palestinian agricultural lands in Shoufeh village in southern Tulkarem with barbed wires. The forces separated the lands from each other and barred their owners from accessing them claiming that it is a measure to prevent stone throwing at Israeli vehicles.
Israel Electric Corporation cut two-thirds of the power supply for the central West Bank district of Jericho, said the head of the Jerusalem District Electricity Company (JDECO). Hisham al-Omari said that JDECO had not been officially informed of the “illegal procedure.”
Prisoners' media office demanded the formation of international investigation committees to probe the bad role of Israeli prison doctors and to visit Israeli jails especially the Ramle prison hospital as well as to examine detention conditions of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails
Israeli authorities detained at least 616 Palestinians, including 140 children, and 18 women, during February 2016 alone, revealed a joint report. Addameer human rights, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS), and the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs’ Commission, said over 4120 Palestinians have been detained by Israeli authorities since the onset of violence in early October 2015.
46 Palestinian prisoners at Etzion jail to start open hunger strike, Rights groups have long criticized Israel for mistreatment of Palestinians in Israeli jails, as well as the illegality of their imprisonment.
Palestinian Prisoners Society revealed that there are 17 Palestinian captives suffering injuries and illnesses held in the clinic of Israeli Ramleh jail. They are suffering serious health conditions due to the Israeli policy of procrastination in providing them with treatment.
In Eshel prison near Beersheva city to the south of occupied Jerusalem, Palestinian prisoner Fadi Abu Huda, 27, clashed with an Israeli officer during a provocative night raid into section 11. Israeli Special Forces broke into the section and severely attacked Abu Huda and his colleagues. He was moved to an unknown detention center
The Israeli central court on Wednesday sentenced a 14-year-old Palestinian teen from Jerusalem to 18 months in prison for throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails at an illegal Israeli settlement outpost, the teenager's lawyer told Ma'an. Muhammad Mahmoud said 14-year-old Jihad al-Jaabari would also have to pay a 5,000 shekel ($1,286) compensation fee to an Israeli settler.
An Israeli court has turned down an appeal by administrative detainee Bilal al-Tamimi for his release at the end of his current term in prison. The statement recalled that Tamimi was arrested in July 2014 and was since then held in administrative detention, without trial or charge.
Palestinian prisoner Yazan Hanani has been on hunger strike for 18 days, in protest at his detention administratively without any guilt, in the Negev jail. The administration of the Negev jail threatens to transfer him to solitary confinement if het does not give up his hunger strike.
he Israeli Salem military court extended the detention of the injured prisoner Mohamed Zakarneh, 19, from Qabatia town in Jenin, for the second time in a row. Zakarneh’s is currently held in Afula hospital as he was earlier shot and injured by Israeli gunfire. He was accused of being involved in anti-occupation protests in the town.
Source: Ma'an News Agency. The Palestinian Information Center
Islamic Jihad-affiliated detainees in Israeli prisons announce they are preparing a series of protests in reaction to the treatment and punitive measures by Israeli prison services against prisoners in solitary confinement.
The family of Bassam al-Sayeh, a Palestinian prisoner in the Israeli Megiddo Jail, says Sayeh's condition has deteriorated and worries about his life. They call for supporting him and putting pressure on the Israeli occupation to provide him with required treatment.
Palestinian lawyer and activist Shireen Issawi was sentenced to four years in Israeli prison on Monday and her brother Medhat Issawi to eight years in the same hearing in the Jerusalem central court. Shireen, 38, and Medhat, 42, were accused of communicating with and providing funds to Palestinian prisoners that they represented through their legal practice. Shireen was arrested on 7 March 2014 and her brother Medhat one week later, on 13 March 2014; Medhat had previously served 20 years in Israeli prisons, while Shireen had been held under house arrest, again for supporting Palestinian prisoners. Shireen Issawi, a prominent Palestinian lawyer and activist in her own right, was internationally visible as the spokesperson for the campaign to support her brother, Samer Issawi, during his lengthy hunger strike in 2012 and 2013, which won his freedom.
The Action Group for Palestinians in Syria said that the Syrian security forces continue their mum about the fate of 1,061 Palestinian refugees in their prisons where hundreds of others died due to torture. The Group said, in a statement on Sunday, that documenting such cases is too difficult in light of the tight-lipped policy of the security forces and due to the fact that the families of refugees refrain from talking on the arrest of their sons in and out of the camps for their safety. The Group documented 186 cases of arrest in different refugee camps including 186 detainees in Aideen, 141 in Yarmouk, 107 in Khan al-Sheikh, 86 in Nayrab, 78 in Raml, 53 in Hamah, and 410 in other locations and camps. The Group also underlined that the Palestinian refugees arrested in Syrian jails are exposed to torture and 435 of them died as a result of torture. 77 of them were recognized by their families through leaked photos.
The Forum of Palestinian Journalists (FPJ) has called on international press groups to intervene to have journalist Bassam al-Sayeh released from Israeli jails, especially since he suffers from leukemia. In a press release on Sunday, FPJ appealed to the International Federation of Journalists and Reporters Without Borders to intervene to save the life of journalist Sayeh, describing his continued detention as a death sentence. Despite his suffering from blood cancer, Sayeh was taken prisoner in October last year as he was attending a court hearing for his wife. Lately, the health condition of the journalist sharply deteriorated, according to the Palestinian commission of detainees and ex-detainees. He has become confined to a wheelchair and suffering from a 30-percent lung malfunction.
Palestinian prisoners in Etzion detention center have been going on hunger strike for four days demanding to be transferred to central jails due to the center's bad detention conditions. The lawyer of Palestinian Prisoners Society, Jaclyn Fararjah, said in a statement that Palestinian captives held in Etzion complain about poor food in quality and quantity, the lack of basic living needs, and the Israeli policy of medical neglect. The lawyer also revealed that the number of Palestinian captives in Etzion has reached 54 and is increasing. Some of the captives have been held there for over 20 days, which is unusual. The Etzion detention center is used to keep prisoners for a period not exceeding 8 days, she elaborated. Etzion is considered one of the Israeli worst detention centers where Palestinian prisoners are held directly after arrest. It consists of 16 rooms; each of which has only a small window, which is closed all the time, and a small area for the break time.
Some 18 Palestinian political prisoners in the Israeli Etzion prison have launched a hunger strike in protest of a recent surge of maltreatment and suppression by the Israeli prison authorities, said the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Commission.
The International Campaign in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails (Tadamun) disclosed that there are 61 Palestinian female captives in Israeli prisons. The campaign elaborated that 10 detainees out of 61 are sick, 9 are injured, and 17 are sentenced to various periods. In a statement on Tuesday, the campaign said that the oldest-serving detainee is Lina al-Jarboni who has been arrested 13 years ago and the youngest captive is Dima al-Wawi who is only 12 years old. The statement underlined that the Israeli occupation, by arresting Palestinian women, is violating the SEDAW Convention (1979) which is anti-discrimination against women.
Abdunnaser Farwana, head of studies and documentation unit at Palestinian Detainees and Ex-detainees Committee, revealed that Israeli occupation forces (IOF) have arrested 1,403 female Palestinians since September, 2000 including 57 females who are currently imprisoned in Israeli jails. Farwana added that the arrests affected all segments of women in terms of age and profession. 118 women of them were arrested during Jerusalem Intifada which broke out last October while 9 of them are injured, he added. The Palestinian female captives are exposed to physical and psychological torture during arrest and investigation. They are incarcerated in tiny dark rooms and cells and are subjected to harsh treatment and deprivation of their simplest humanitarian rights regardless of gender matters, Farwana pointed out.
After four months in Israeli prison, a Palestinian detained after attempting to smuggle a cell phone to her jailed husband received sentencing from an Israeli court. The head of the Jerusalem Committee for Families of Prisoners told Ma’an that an Israeli court in Beersheba sentenced Palestinian prisoner Samia Moussa Mashahra, 32, to 11 months in prison and a fine of 6,000 NIS ($1,541).
Some 18 Palestinian political detainees in Israel's Etzion prison have launched a hunger strike in protest of a recent surge of maltreatment and suppression by Israeli prison authorities, according to the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Commission.
Israeli authorities on Wednesday issued administrative detention orders against 63 Palestinian detainees, according to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS). 40 of the detainees received detention orders, without charge or trial, for the first time, whereas the remaining 23 had their sentences renewed for numerous times.
The injured Palestinian prisoner Mohammad Aweidat from Qabatiya town, south of Jenin, and detained at Hawara Israeli prison, suffers from a critical health condition as a result of an injury sustained in his right foot, a rights group reported.
A Palestinian detainee from Nablus city suffered recently a serious head injury during a violent interrogation session in the Israeli detention center of Petah Tikva. A Shin Bet interrogator physically assaulted prisoner Adnan Ayad and slammed his head against a wall in an attempt to force him to make confessions.
Captive Yousri al-Masri was arrested in 2003, he was a college freshman then, and was sentenced to twenty years imprisonment on the charge of resisting the Israeli occupation. Five years ago, he was diagnosed with lymph cancer. His condition deteriorated to the extent that he speaks with difficulty now.
An Israeli court on Thursday extended the detention of Palestinian journalist Sami al-Sa'ie for several days, pending further investigation. The wife of the journalist said that the military court of Salem extended the detention of Sa'ie for eight days in order to give Israeli interrogators more time to finish questioning him. The wife added that the court accused her husband of inciting to violence on Facebook pages. Sa'ie, for his part, rejected the charge leveled against him and asserted that he was only doing his job in a professional manner, according to his wife. Israeli soldiers last Wednesday stormed and ransacked the house of the journalist at dawn in Tulkarem city and interrogated him on site before taking him handcuffed to Hawara military camp, south of Nablus. He works as a news editor for al-Fajer al-Jadeed satellite channel in Tulkarem.
58-year-old Palestinian detainee Muhammad Adi, held in the Israeli Ofer jail for the third week, has gone through a sharp health deterioration, the Palestinian Prisoners Center for Studies (PPCS) reported. Head of PPCS, Osama Shaheen, said cancer-stricken Adi has been diagnosed with several critical diseases, including cardiovascular disorders. Shortly before he was arrested, prisoner Adi had undergone an open-heart surgery and a colorectal cancer surgery in al-Khalil’s public hospital. PPCS head held the Israeli occupation authorities and prison service responsible for any turn for the worse Adi’s health might take.
A human rights group raised Thursday alarm bells over the medical neglect which an injured female Palestinian detainee has been subjected to in an Israeli lock-up. According to the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), 21-year-old Yasmin Al-Zaro, from al-Khalil, has been suffering from excruciating pains as a result of a wound inflicted by Israeli bullet fire in February. Yasmin was shot by the Israeli occupation soldiers after she allegedly attempted to carry out an anti-occupation stabbing. PPS said the detainee was hit with four bullets in her hand, feet, and stomach. She received treatment at an Israeli hospital for a few days only and she was transferred to the HaSahron jail before she fully recovered. PPS lawyer quoted prisoner al-Zaro as stating that she was later transferred to hospital for some few more days following a sudden health deterioration, but she is still suffering from severe pains.
Ofer Israeli military court, in the Ramallah region, on Thursday morning, 10 March 2016, has agreed to release activist Manal Tamimi (43) after two days of detention, on a fine of 4,000 shekels (approximately $1,000), and other restrictions. Restrictions include that Manal does not publish any Facebook posts or photos about one of the Israeli border guards (Yousef Nasser Eddin), who complained that she shared a video of him violently attacking Palestinian paramedics and journalists, during clashes near Beit El checkpoint, to the north of Ramallah, back in October of 2015. Manal was also conditioned, according to the PNN, not to direct any “virtual threats” against any Israeli officers.
2 Palestinian prisoners continue hunger strike, Zaid Nasrallah Hanani from Beit Furik in Nablus started his hunger strike on March 1, 2016, protesting his administrative detention, Mahmoud Muhammad Hasan al-Fasfous, 26, from Dura near Hebron started his hunger strike on Feb. 20, 2016, after his detention was renewed without trial for the third six-month period in a row.
The health condition of Palestinian journalist Ali al-Aweiwi, 24, continues to decline because of his exposure to medical neglect in Israeli jails, according to his family. The family told the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) that Aweiwi suffers from Crohn's disease and thus needs a special diet to avoid further complications.
An Israeli court on Sunday extended the administrative detention of Palestinian prisoner Sami al-Janazra, from al-Fawwar refugee camp in al-Khalil, for four more months. Prisoner Janazra, 43, has been on hunger strike in the Negev jail since early March in protest at his detention administratively, according to the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS).
60 Palestinian detainees have been mistreated in the Israeli Etzion jail. Among them: 29-year-old journalist Ibrahim Jaradat,working for the Filastin al-Yawm TV Channel and 23-year-old Nasr Hassan Abu Hadid who spoke out against the reluctance and apathy maintained by the Israeli prison authorities as regards the cardiovascular disorders he has been diagnosed with.
JERUSALEM - An Israeli court in Jerusalem on Wednesday sentenced seven Palestinian children to jail time ranging from 12 to 39 months for alleged stone-throwing, a lawyer with prisoners' rights group Addameer said.
Israeli Central Court of Jerusalem issued on Wednesday sentences to three years of imprisonment against seven minors after charging them with throwing stones at Israeli vehicles in northern Occupied Jerusalem last year. The society of the families of Jerusalemite prisoners revealed that the minors’ ages ranged between 14 and 17 years and the sentences against them varied between 12 and 39 months. The court’s verdicts will be activated on April 17, the society pointed out. Israeli forces arrested the seven juveniles on June, 23, 2015. Two weeks later, they were released then turned to house arrest on July 05.
A state of tension prevailed between Palestinian prisoners and jailers in Nafha jail after special prison forces assaulted detainees from section 11 on Wednesday, according to the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS). The PPS said that soldiers from Dror unit violently stormed a room in section 11 of the jail, herded its inmates together to the prison yard and forced them to stay there in the cold from 12 o'clock at night to four in the morning.
An Israeli military court on Thursday extended the detention of Palestinian journalist Sami al-Sa'ie, from Tulkarem city, at the pretext there were further legal proceedings to complete. According to the wife of the journalist, the military court of Ofer in Jenin extended the detention of Sa'ie for eight more days on allegations of allowing the prosecutor to prepare an indictment against him.
Four Palestinian detainees held in the Israeli Etzion lock-up have been harshly tortured by the Israeli prison authorities, a rights group reported Thursday. Lawyer Jacqueline Fararjeh, from the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), said 21-year-old Abdul Rahman Alyan, from Ramallah, was heavily beaten after he had been kidnapped by the occupation troops from his own family home in the late evening hours on Wednesday. Prisoner Alyan had been detained in an Israeli military camp for 24 hours, during which he had been aggressively beaten in his head and feet. Lawyer Fararjeh further quoted prisoners Muhammad Yasser Jabarin, 21, Ahmad Amer Abu Jawdeh, 18, and Mousa Muhammad Jaafar, 35, as saying that they were aggressively beaten by soldiers’ boots and rifle butts. Bruises and injuries reportedly showed on Jaafar’s body.
A Palestinian prisoner continued his hunger strike for the 30th consecutive day in protest of his administrative detention by Israel, the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs said Thursday. Palestinian prisoner Yazan Mahmoud Nasrallah Hanani, 24, from the occupied West Bank village of Beit Furik near Nablus, is currently held at Israel’s Ktziot prison in the Negev in solitary confinement.
The occupation authorities suspended the social security allowance of three Jerusalemite prisoners from the village of Sur Baher after accusing them of causing the killing of an Israeli settler after throwing stones towards his vehicle last September. Wadi Hilweh Information Center was informed by the families of three Jerusalemite prisoners that the social security organization sent them letters informing them about suspending the social security allowance of their children; Mohammad Salah Abu Kaf (18), Walid Firas Al-Atrash (19) and Abed Mahmoud Dwayyat (20). The Israeli Minister of Interior had decided last January to suspend the “residency” (IDs) of the three Jerusalemite prisoners.
Victoria abu-Sisi, 34, the wife of the Palestinian prisoner Dirar abu-Sisi, 42, from Gaza, said that the Israeli occupation had threatened to kill her and his children. “The Israeli occupation attempted to carry out its threat when it targeted our house during the massive Israeli offensive on Gaza in 2014,” the Victoria, originally Ukrainian citizen, said.
How Israel is framing Palestinian youth to suppress ongoing resistance to occupation, cover up settler crimes and continue the denial of Palestinian humanity. CCTV security footage indicating 13-year-old Ahmad Manasrah and 15-year-old Hassan Manasrah running with knives in Occupied East Jerusalem, has been confirmed by experts as doctored and fake, tampered with prior to release by the Israeli government, in an attempt to whitewash Hassan’s extrajudicial execution and the attempted execution of Ahmad by criminal, illegal settlers on October 12th 2015.A private investigative firm in Canada analyzed the one and a half minute security footage frame by frame, in order to determine if it was authentic. It was a process that took over 10 hours. In multiple places the footage was doctored and the investigator demonstrates how the two knives that were edited into the hands of Hassan and Ahmad, can be seen disappearing and reappearing repeatedly in what he told me was a “blotch job.”
Isolated Palestinian detainee Nahar al-Saadi has been on an open-ended hunger strike for four days in protest at being transferred to the Israeli Ohlikdar solitary lock-down and mistreated by prison authorities.
Three Palestinian detainees have been on an open-ended hunger strike in Israeli jails in protest at being held administratively, with neither charge nor trial. Mahmoud Janazra from the Fawar refugee camp in al-Khalil said his brother, Sami, has been on a hunger strike for 16 days running to protest his administrative detention
The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) reported that Israeli authorities continue to isolate a Palestinian prisoner, who has been held in solitary confinement in the Israel prison of Eshel for three years now, under security pretexts. PPS said prisoner, Noor ad-Din A’mar, who was detained in 2003 and sentenced to 30 years in jail, suffers from harsh and inhumane living conditions in isolation. A’mar later received an additional jail term of 20 years.
Israeli Central Court of Jerusalem Sunday adjourned the trial of the 17-year-old Jerusalemite girl Marah Bakir, from Beit Hanina, to July, 07. The Jerusalemite minor captive Bakir was arrested on October, 12, 2015 after she was shot and injured by Israeli forces while she was going out of school. She is currently held in Sharon jail after being transferred from one Israeli prison to another. She is in urgent need for the completion of treatment.
The Israeli prison authority transferred prisoner Wahid Abu Mariya, a senior official of Islamic Jihad, from Ofer jail to Assaf Harofeh hospital, according to Muhjat al-Quds Foundation on Sunday. Prisoner Abu Mariya underwent cardiac surgery upon his arrival at the hospital after he suffered severe pains in his chest, according to his family The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) arrested Abu Mariya in November last year, and since then he has been in detention without a court verdict.
There are 13 Palestinian mothers being held in Israeli jails and deprived of living with their children and taking care of them. According to the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS), the Israeli prison authority prevents the female prisoners, all of them mothers of children, from hugging their sons and daughters during visits and communicating with them over the phone. One of the detainees is 45-year-old Abla al-Adem, who was arrested after she suffered a bullet injury in her head on December 20, 2015. She is a mother of nine children. She is still suffering from a difficult health condition and needs special medical care.
Bad detention conditions among prisoners of Negev, Ex-detainee Mohammad Sandouka, 23, from Shufat refugee camp in Occupied Jerusalem, described detention conditions of Palestinian captives who are held in the Israeli Negev desert prison as too bad.
Family of sick prisoner appeals to save his life, The family of the Palestinian prisoner Fawwaz Ba'ara, who is suffering from cancer, appealed to human rights institutions to pressure Israeli occupation to provide him with treatment.
Details of assaulting five prisoners and their families inside the District Court, Details of assaulting five prisoners and their families inside the District Court, Abu Kaf explained that the occupation police released him with a 1000-NIS bail. He pointed out that he suffered a fracture in one of his fingers and was bruised in different parts of his body after the court’s guards and the “Nahshon” unit assaulted him and 5 other prisoners and their families.
The Israeli Occupation Authorities the arrest of the Palestinian journalist Sami Sa’ai for further investigation. The detained journalist’s wife Amani Jandab affirmed that Salem military court extended her husband’s arrest for seven days for allegedly "preparing an indictment against him." Israeli forces arrested Sa’ai, 35, on March 9 after storming and violently searching his family house for “inciting violence” on Facebook. He was then taken handcuffed to Hawara military camp south of Nablus.
The health condition of the injured captive Mamdouh Amer, 27, from Doura town in al-Khalil has become very serious as he is held in the ICU at an Israeli hospital. Yusuf Amer, father of the captive, appealed to president Mahmoud Abbas along with human rights institutions to intervene urgently to pressure Israeli occupation authority to save the life of his son and to allow his family to visit him.
Palestinian prisoners of Islamic Jihad Movement in Israeli jails declared a three-day hunger strike demanding an end to the solitary confinement against six of the movement's captives: Nahar al-Saadi, Fares al-Sadah, Ahmad Abu Jazar, Munir Abu Rabi, Husni Issa, and Saeed Saleh.
Five Palestinians are currently on a hunger strike in Israeli prisons to protest solitary confinement and Israel’s policy of administrative detention -- internment without charge or trial. Amjad al-Najjar, the director of the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society’s office in Hebron, said in a press statement on Saturday that prisoner Sami Janazrah has been on hunger strike since March 3, Imad al-Batran started his strike since March 15, and Abd-al-Rahim since March 24, all in protest of administrative detention.
The Magistrate judge extended on Saturday the arrest of five Jerusalemite children until Monday. Lawyer Mohammad Mahmoud explained that the Magistrate judge extended the arrest of five children from the village of Al-Tur to interrogate them on charges of “throwing Molotov Cocktails towards Bet Aort settlement”; they were arrested on Friday night. The children are: 17-year old Abdullah Samer Abu Sbitan, 17-year old Basem Maher Sbitani, 16-year old Siraj Mahmoud Abu Sbitan, 17-year old Mahmoud Ahmad Abulhawa and 16-year old Omar Abulhawa. Signs of assault were clear on Basem and Siraj who was bruised in his eye, face, hands and back while Basem suffered bruises in the head and face. Witnesses explained to Wadi Hilweh Information Center Musta’ribeen individuals (undercover police) attacked a group of children near Al-Tur intersection leading to the neighborhood of Al-Sowaneh and arrested four of the after assaulting and severely beating them; they were taken to Bet Aort settlement.
Thirty Palestinian Hamas-affiliated prisoners in the Ofer jail intend to go on an open-ended hunger strike in solidarity with the detainee Shukri Khawaja, who has been in an isolation cell for one-and-a-half year.
30 Palestinian prisoners from Hamas in Ofer jail intend on Monday to go on open-ended hunger strike in solidarity with detainee Shukri Khawaja, who has been in an isolation cell for about one and a half years.
An Israeli military court on Monday convicted the Jerusalemite man Omar Abu Sara, 50, from Kafr Akeb town in Occupied Jerusalem, with incitement against Jews and urging for racism and violence in his lessons at the Aqsa Mosque. Abu Sara was arrested last year and released under the condition of deportation out of the Aqsa Mosque for two months in addition to house arrest and a fine.
Israeli military court of Ofer declared the 14-year-old Palestinian child Abdullah Abu Latifa from Qalandya refugee camp in northern Occupied Jerusalem as innocent after over three months of arrest. He was charged with stone throwing. The lawyer of Palestinian Prisoners Society Akram Samara said the Israeli court decision was made after several defense sessions refuting the indictment. He pointed out that the court gave 72 hours for the prosecution to appeal the decision.
The Palestinian cancer patient prisoner Yousri al-Masri was transferred on Monday evening to Ramla prison hospital after suffering serious health deterioration. The Israeli Prison Service refused for five months to allow medical tests for al-Masri, who suffers from neck cancer and severe liver pains. Although he had remained in Ramla prison hospital for 40 days, al-Masri didn’t conduct any medical tests nor did he receive any medical treatment.
The Jerusalemite captive Abdullah al-Mughrabi, who is diabetic, declared a hunger strike in protest against being held in solitary confinement for two months in Israeli jails. Palestinian Prisoners Society revealed on Tuesday that captive Mughrabi was supposed to be released in March, but Israeli authorities turned him to investigation in February and transferred him to isolation cells.
Five Palestinian detainees are going on hunger strike in protest at solitary confinement and administrative detention in Israeli jails. They are Sami al-Janazra, Imad al-Batran, Nahar al-Saadi, Zaid al-Bsaisi and Abdul Rahim al-Sawayfa.
Palestinian prisoners affiliated with the Islamic Jihad movement and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) in the Israeli prisons of Rimon, Nafha, Eshel, Ofer, and Ktziot declared Wednesday that they would be staging protests until their demands were answered. The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said that the prisoners were demanding an end to the use of solitary confinement, that prisoners be permitted to receive family visits, and that overcrowding issues in the Nafha and Ofer prisons be resolved.
Four Palestinians arrested this week for Facebook posts have spoken of physical assault during their detention and interrogation, in the latest evidence to emerge of abuse that rights groups say is systemic in Israel's prisons.
Source: The Palestinian Information Center/Ma'an/WAFA
The family of captive Mohammad Daoud, 34, from al-Duhaisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem revealed that he has been on hunger strike for eight days in protest at re-arresting him on November, 08, 2015 based on no charges.
Israeli military court of Salem extended the detention of the Palestinian journalist Sami al-Saee, from Tulkarem city, to May 15 after presenting an indictment against him with the charge of incitement on Facebook.
Mezan Center: Israeli attacks on fishermen breach international law, The Mezan center spoke out against the murders, arbitrary arrests, attacks on fishing equipment, and mistreatment which Gaza’s fishermen have been subjected to.
Head of the Palestinian fishermen syndicate in Gaza, Nizar Ayyash, warned of Israeli prohibition of fishing in Gaza sea in light of the increasing incitement against Gazan fishermen. The military correspondent of the Israeli newspaper Maariv said that Hamas’s frogmen are developing their potentials and are capable of accessing, in large numbers, farther zones such as Ashkelon gas fields.
A report issued by al-Quds Center for Studies and Research revealed that Israeli occupation forces demolished 200 structures in Occupied Jerusalem and the West Bank during the past month of February which equals four times the number of structures razed in January 2016.
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has strongly denounced Israel for declaring 18 percent of the West Bank territory, particularly in Area C, "a shooting zone." 38 Palestinian communities are located in this area, where the Israeli army continually demolishes homes.
Palestinian and international leaders joined a growing chorus of criticism this week over Israel's recent seizure of hundreds of acres of land in the southern occupied West Bank, saying it was proof Israel is "not interested in peace." In the latest condemnation, Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said Thursday that the "systematic land grab" constituted "a flagrant violation of international law." "The Israeli government is not interested in peace," Hamdallah said, according to a statement issued by his office. "It rather implement(s) a policy designed to prevent the formation of a contiguous Palestinian state." The land in question -- 2,342 dunams (580 acres) of land to the south of Jericho -- was declared "state land" by Israel earlier this month, in a decision that far surpassed the 1,500 dunams (370 acres) initially approved for takeover by Israel’s Minister of Defense in January.
The European Union has joined the chorus of international condemnation of Israel’s latest massive land appropriation in the West Bank, claiming that such a move hinders the process towards a to a two-state solution and prospects of peace with Palestinians.
Whither the Bedouin Once Their Homes Are Demolished? - The High Court and European Union are wondering too. But the state hasn’t frozen plans to evict Bedouin who have lived east of Jerusalem since before 1967.
B’Tselem: in March alone 64 people homeless, including 28 minors due to demolitions, in the first week of March alone, Israel had torn down 17 dwellings, 19 agricultural structures, and a school in two Jordan Valley communities, one in the Nablus area and the other near Jericho — leaving 64 people homeless, including 28 minors.
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said 87 out of 250 residents of the village Khirbet Tana in the Jordan Valley, including 35 children, had lost their homes in three separate demolitions since January.
According to a report issued by the National Office for the Defense of Land and Resistance of Settlement the number of Palestinian homes razed by Israeli occupation forces since the beginning of 2016 has doubled compared to 2015.
During the latest wave of aggression by Israeli forces against the Gaza Strip, Gaza resident Mohamed Shorrab, 70 years old, lost his family home. It was shot at and destroyed by Israeli tank fire and artillery shells from the gun turrets located on the annexation wall that separate Gaza from the lands occupied by Israel in 1948. During this wave of aggression, Israeli bulldozers also destroyed his five hundred beehives along with most of his fruit plantations and olive trees.
Every year since 1976, on March 30, Palestinians around the world have commemorated Land Day. Though it may sound like an environmental celebration, Land Day marks a bloody day in Israel when security forces gunned down six Palestinians, as they protested Israeli expropriation of Arab-owned land in the country’s north to build Jewish-only settlements.
Palestinians marked the 40th anniversary of Land Day, commemorating Palestinian protests against Israeli land seizures that were violently suppressed on March 30, 1976. In recent years, Palestinians across both Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory have marched to mark the occasion, while large numbers of Israeli troops have been deployed to suppress the protests, frequently opening fire on the crowds.
The three major Palestinian dailies Wednesday focused on Israeli authorities’ demolition of Palestinian-owned structures in Jerusalem and the West Bank. Al-Hayat al-Jadida said Israeli forces demolished an amusement park and an animal barn in Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, as well as demolished four homes and two animal barns in the village of Rammoun, near Ramallah.
The Palestinian civil defense apparatus in Nablus affirmed that Sunday's arson attack on the house of Ibrahim Dawabsheh, a key witness to the burning of his relatives in Duma village last year, was a deliberate incident. The civil defense stated in a report on Sunday that the preliminary results of its investigation confirmed that the fire in the house was caused by a deliberate action. It said that the outbreak of the fire in the middle of the room and away from any electrical sockets, the traces found of flammable material and the broken window are all clear indications that the incident was intentional. The Israeli police, for their part, claimed there were no nationalist motives (a euphemism for Jewish terrorism) behind the latest arson attack in Duma village.
Source: Ma`an/The Palestinian Information Center/Palestine News Network
Ahmad Dawabsha visits Duma for first time since deadly arson attack, On July 31, 2015 a group of Israeli settlers set fire to a Palestinian home belonging to Dawabsheh family. Ahmad’s 18-month-old brother, Ali, and both his parents were killed during the arson attack.
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) said that the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) ambassador to Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, is an accomplice in the assassination of its cadre Omar Nayef. The movement also held the Israeli occupation as well as the PA responsible for assassinating him.
A special commission has started inquiry into the killing of former Palestinian prisoner Omar al-Nayef in Bulgaria, Tuesday announced head of the special commission of inquiry. Head of the Special Commission Taysir Jaradat announced that upon its arrival to Bulgaria, the commission started an inquiry into the killing of Omar al-Nayef, who died Friday after being found with fatal injuries inside the Palestinian embassy in Bulgaria.
Hundreds attend funeral of slain Palestinian American teen, Mahmoud Muhammad Shaalan, 17, was killed on Feb. 26 after he allegedly attempted to stab an Israeli soldier stationed at a military checkpoint near the illegal settlement of Beit El.
The Global Movement for the Defense of Children in Palestine said that the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) killed with live bullets 41 Palestinian children since the outbreak of the Jerusalem Intifada in the beginning of last October. The Movement accused the Israeli occupation authorities of adopting the shoot-to-kill policy against children.
Eyewitnesses affirmed to the PIC news reporter that the Palestinian woman Fadwa Abu Teir was deliberately executed by Israeli soldiers near al-Aqsa Mosque on Tuesday, stressing that she was not holding a knife.
Yariv Oppenheimer, leader of the Peace Now organization, condemned Israel’s extrajudicial executions of Palestinian anti-occupation activists on allegations that they carried out attacks against Israelis.
Suicide rates in the Gaza Strip have seen a 35-40 per cent increase in recent months compared to the same period in 2013-15, according to the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor. The 2014 Israeli war on the Strip, the ongoing siege which has crippled the economy and destroyed employment prospects have been highlighted as the main reasons for the increase. Eighty per cent of Gazan households now live below the poverty line, while 43 per cent of adult residents are out of work. An estimated 80 Gazans tried or succeeded in taking their lives in January and February of this year. Suicides and attempted suicides averaged about 25-30 a month in 2013-2015.
A Hamas field commander died on Monday in a tunnel accident in the Gaza Strip, the group said in a statement. The Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ military wing, said in a statement that Abd al-Salah al-Butnaji died while he was working in a tunnel in Gaza. Al-Butnaji, 36, was from the al-Shujayya neighborhood of Gaza City, the statement added.
The Head of the General Prosecutors’ Office in Hebron, Ashraf Mashal, has reported that autopsies performed on the three Palestinians who were killed by the Israeli military in Hebron revealed that the soldiers fired an excessive number of bullets into the Palestinians, even after killing them.
The 13th anniversary of Rachel Corrie’s death: Today marks the thirteenth anniversary since the passing of fellow ISM activist Rachel Corrie (April 10, 1979 – March 16, 2003). Rachel was tragically crushed to death under the front blade of an Israeli military, American-funded, Caterpillar D9R bulldozer near Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
Family of slain Palestinian citizen Omar al-Nayef announced on Sunday the results of an investigation carried out by the Bulgarian authorities into his assassination at the headquarters of the Palestinian embassy in Sofia in February. Nayef’s family said in a press statement the Bulgharian authorities informed his wife, in the presence of lawyer Valeka Ondonova, that signs of aggressive beating and violent strokes were detected on his back, which rather proves that a fight had occurred with the killers before the assassination.
PPS: We have documents proving Israel’s involvement in killing prisoners, that prove the involvement of Israel in the crime of premeditated murder against Palestinian prisoners. This practice led to the death of many of them, as a result of torture during the investigation process as well as medical neglect.
Source: The Guardian/Mondoweiss/Jerusalem Post/The Palestinian Information Center
The United Nations special envoy for the Middle East peace process, Nickolay Mladenov, joined the growing row over what he called the “apparent extra-judicial execution” of Abed al Fatah a-Sharif by an Israeli soldier in Hebron, condemning it as a “gruesome” killing.
Nobody should be shocked at the Hebron execution. When Israeli leaders keep pushing the message that killing Palestinian attackers is a laudable act, is it any wonder that the shooters become our national heroes?
A video by human rights organisation B'TSelem shows the Israeli soldier who shot dead Abdel Fattah al-Sharif in al-Khalil/Hebron shaking hands with well-known ultra-nationalist Baruch Marzel minutes after the shooting.
Gideon Levy looks at the execution of Abdel Fattah al-Sharif in al-Khalil/Hebron, stating that extrajudicial killings like this are not new and that they are the inevitable result of the ongoing Israeli occupation of the Palestinians.
"Why We Should Care About the Suicide Note of a Palestinian Teenage Knife Attacker". Ahmad Amer approached Israeli soldiers at a West Bank checkpoint with a knife and was immediately killed. His short goodbye letter might ironically contain a message of hope.
A new video shows the Israeli soldier, who executed a seriously wounded Palestinian in Hebron, last Thursday, shaking hands with fanatic leader, colonialist settler, Baroch Marzel, who frequently calls for killing, and expelling, the Palestinians.
Israeli rights group B’Tselem on Wednesday placed blame for the deaths of two Palestinian children killed in the Gaza Strip earlier this month wholly on the shoulders of Israeli decision makers who failed to make policy changes after countless similar cases. “Despite repeated civilian fatalities and casualties, Israel refuses to change its policy and continues to adopt a distorted and far-reaching interpretation of the provisions of international humanitarian law in order to justify its position,” B’Tselem said in a statement. “This policy is unlawful and immoral,” the group added.
Athan in al-Ibrahimi Mosque prohibited 45 times in February, Israeli troops installed military checkpoints at the vicinity of the mosque and continuously harass Palestinians who try to access the Muslims’ holy site, the sources added.
Source: The Palestinian Information Center/Palestine News Network
The Center of Applied Research (ARIJ) revealed in a statement that Israeli occupation forces (IOF) razed 183 structures in the West Bank including 97 homes and 86 facilities under the claim of lacking construction permits. The IOF issued orders of demolition and stop of construction against 139 structures in addition to orders of confiscation of 653 dunums. Jewish settlers uprooted 180 fruitful trees and committed 41 attacks against Palestinians and their properties.
Palestinian human rights organization Al-Haq has been the target of a smear campaign in the past six months culminating in death threats, the group said in a statement released this week. Al-Haq is an independent rights organization based in Ramallah which has documented violations of individual and collective human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories since 1979.
Since the beginning of January 2016, a total of 23 Palestinian journalists on duty were targeted by Israeli armed forces and police, with 12 of the attacks occurring during the month of February alone. WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency prepared a monthly report in which violations against journalists were documented, and indicated that the Israeli army continues to target Palestinian journalists, putting their lives at risk and hindering their work. The report explained that journalists were being targeted with live metal rounds, teargas canisters, physical assault and arrests. Their ability to work freely and freedom of speech were also compromised. In January alone, 11 journalists were targeted, while another 12 registered being attacked by Israeli forces during the month of February. Eight journalists sustained injuries due to being hit with rubber-coated steel bullets, while four others were either arrested, detained, had their press passes confiscated, or shot at without being hit.
Researchers: Israel commits war crimes against injured Palestinians: Palestinian researchers concerned with the injured and people of special needs recommended documenting Israeli crimes against Palestinian injured people since they are considered as war crimes which come under the specialization of the International Criminal Court.
GAZA - The Islamic Radio Stations and Televisions’ Union said on Tuesday that Israeli occupation forces (IOF) had attacked and injured at least 14 Palestinian female journalists since the start of the anti-occupation uprising in October until the month of February.
A report issued by Quds Press states that Israeli violations against the Palestinian educational process have notably increased in 2015. Tens of thousands of Palestinian teachers have been subjected to Israeli attacks, including killing, wounding, arresting, restricting movement and denying safe access to schools.
'You can never know what weapons police are using in Israel'. A worldwide consortium of civil liberties groups just published new report, ‘Lethal in Disguise,’ on the health consequences of crowd control weapons, in which Israel features prominently. +972 Magazine speaks to one of the editors about how Israel fares compared to the rest of the world.
Fuad Abu Rajab Tamimi's shooting spree and consequent death were just the start the ordeal that left his parents and young siblings - none accused of any crime - either in prison or expelled from East Jerusalem.
Breaking Report: Israeli Ministry Falsified Evidence to Whitewash Settler Crimes and Frame Child Ahmad Manasrah on False Charges A private investigative firm in Canada analyzed the one and a half minute security footage frame by frame, in order to determine if it was authentic. It was a process that took over 10 hours. In multiple places the footage was doctored and the investigator demonstrates how the two knives that were edited into the hands of Hassan and Ahmad, can be seen disappearing and reappearing repeatedly in what he told me was a “blotch job.”
The Freedom Flotilla Coalition has announced that a women's boat to Gaza is expected to set sail for the Strip soon in order to break the blockade on the coastal territory and express solidarity with the Palestinian people in their struggle against the Israeli occupation.
Organizers opened the 2016 Israel Apartheid Week in the the occupied Palestinian territory on Tuesday, marking the 12th occurrence of the annual international event. The head of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign in Gaza, Haidar Eid, told Ma'an that the events were particularly significant this year due to the record number of cities across the world participating
Gazan suffers burns after setting self on fire, More than 60 percent of young people do not have work, while 39 percent of the population lives below the poverty line and 80 percent depend on various forms of aid. The United Nations has warned that Gaza could become uninhabitable for residents within five years.
A group of Palestinians has launched an ambitious $34.5bn lawsuit against US-based tycoons, charities and firms for supporting Israeli land grabs, settlement-building and other violations of Palestinians’ rights these past four decades. They seek damages from Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson; Irving Moskowitz, a philanthropist with property interests in East Jerusalem; and megachurch pastor John Hagee for financing the construction of settlements on Palestinian soil. Lawyers also name such charities as Christian Friends of Israeli Communities and private firms, including Dead Sea-based cosmetics maker Ahava, UK-based security firm G4S and the industrial powerhouse Israel Chemicals Limited.
In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 03– 09 March 2016, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. 6 Palestinian civilians, including a child and 2 women, were killed in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem. 8 Palestinian civilians, including 5 children, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Israeli forces conducted 85 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 12 ones in occupied Jerusalem. 80 Palestinian civilians, including 25 children and 2 women, were abducted. Thirty of them, including 16 children and a woman were abducted in occupied Jerusalem. Among the abducted were a photojournalist and a doctor.
PLO's Ashrawi meets with US officials in DC, In a meeting with US officials working on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Ashrawi called for the United States to support an initiative to organize an international peace conference launched by the French foreign ministry in January.
Palestinians and Arabs rally in Brussels against Israeli violations, About 197 Palestinians have been killed since the start of the current intifada, according to a recent report issued by the national family assembly of Palestine martyrs.
Aqsa preacher deplores Arab and Muslim silence on Israel's crimes, "What was the result? Palestine is gone and the sanctity of the Aqsa Mosque and all holy places have been violated, while we (the Palestinians) have become guinea pigs for the occupation's parliament, which enacts legislation defiling our holy sites and antagonizing our religion," he emphasized.
Britain on Thursday condemned the Israeli government's decision to further expand settlements in the West Bank, calling the move "an obstacle to peace". "We condemn the Israeli government's decision to take over 585 acres of land in the West Bank as 'state land'. Such steps clearly damage the diminishing prospects for a two state solution," a British Foreign Office spokeswoman said in a statement.
March 16th, 2016 marks 13 years since a young American peace activist stood in front of an Israeli armored bulldozer to try to protect a Palestinian home from demolition, and was crushed to death by the driver of the bulldozer.
Surveillance cameras will be installed at al-Aqsa Mosque in the coming few days to cover the courtyards of the holy shrine, the Jordanian government spokesman Mohammad Momani said Friday. By installing the cameras, Jordan seeks to document these violations and enable 1.7 billion Muslims to follow what is happening in the courtyards of Al Aqsa Mosque, Islam’s third holiest shrine, on the Internet, Momani said in remarks to Jordan Television.
"Clinton offers 'unwavering' support to Israel at AIPAC conference." - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton told America's largest pro-Israel lobby on Monday she would "vigorously oppose" any attempts by outside parties to "impose" a peaceful solution between Israel and Palestinians if elected president. Speaking at AIPAC's annual policy conference, Clinton condemned Palestinian acts of violence as "terrorism" and the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement as "anti-Semitic," while making almost no mention of Israeli policies in the occupied Palestinian territory.
The UN Human Rights Council was debating on Monday a resolution that, in its initial draft, called on its member states to boycott Jewish communities over the pre-1967 lines in the West Bank, east Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. The resolution would include halting the exportation of products to UN member states as well as creating a database of all Israeli businesses over the pre-1967 lines.
The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Thursday adopted four motions on the Palestinian territories, including one calling for the establishment of a list of companies operating from settlements in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
Source: Vice News/The Palestinian Information Center
A number of companies have chosen to abandon their operations in the West Bank, according to a new report by the Israeli anti-occupation group Gush Shalom that was compiled from publicly available information and published as a wiki-entry.
In ongoing efforts to hold Israel accountable for gross violations of international law, Palestinian legal rights group Badil has published key findings on alleged war crimes during the 2014 Gaza war that the group submitted to the International Criminal Court earlier this month. The report documents in detail the accounts of Palestinian victims of Israel’s large-scale military offensive on the besieged enclave and charges high-level Israeli officials with war crimes and crimes against humanity.
US Senator Patrick Leahy, along with 10 other Democratic congressmen, have called on the US to investigate the possibility of "gross violations of human rights" by Israel's and Egypt's security forces, including "extrajudicial killings."
Israel PM wants to expel attackers' relatives to Gaza, Many analysts say Palestinian frustration with Israeli occupation and settlement building in the West Bank, the complete lack of progress in peace efforts and their own fractured leadership have fed the unrest.
The right to boycott is non-negotiable, last week, over 120 people attended a conference in Nazareth on the subject of “BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) and ‘48 Palestinians (citizens living inside Israel’s 1948 borders).” Although the discussions were lively, many participants were cautious with their choice of words: Israel’s Anti-Boycott Law – which allows groups and citizens to be sued for calling for a boycott of Israeli institutions, including settlements – cast a heavy shadow over the event.
Gaza trade unions launch campaign to boycott Israel, head of the campaign Sa'ed Ayesh told a news conference during the picket that the campaign would aim to increase the boycott activities against Israel and expose its plots and attempts to destabilize the Palestinian economy.
Khudari: Establishing seaport can alleviate noose around Gaza neck, In Khudari’s words, 80% of Gaza’s inhabitants are living below the poverty line and 80% of factories have been totally or partially shut down due to the ban imposed on industrial raw materials and difficulties in commercial exchange.
Palestinian refugees keep up protest against UNRWA cuts, “We’re neither vandals nor crooks,” said Abdul Hadi. “The real crook is the one who remains mum while corruption is propagated across all UNRWA sections and the one who withholds the refugees’ dead bodies in hospitals.
A group of Israelis living in communities along the border with the Gaza Strip wrote to the Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, urging him to promote the lifting of Israel’s blockade on the coastal enclave to ensure their Palestinian neighbors could lead their lives in “human conditions,” local media reported.
A research center in the U.S. conducted a poll showed that 48% of Israelis support the idea of expelling Palestinians residing in the 1948 Occupied Palestine. While, 46% of Israelis objected to the idea. The study was conducted between 2014 and 2015 (before Jerusalem Intifada). 3,789 Adult Israelis were interviewed in the study which demonstrated that 58% of secularists voted against displacing Palestinians and 36% of them seconded the idea. It also showed that 72% of the right-wing Israelis supported expelling Palestinians out of the green line (Palestinians' occupied lands in 1948). Another poll issued by an American research institute showed that 43 per cent of Jews do not believe in the two-state solution. Share This Article 508
The Palestinian Media Assembly said that the Israeli occupation arrests Palestinian pressmen in order to hide the Palestinian narration of actual stories of Israeli aggressive practices and to impose Israeli dominance on the media. In a statement the assembly condemned the arrest of the Palestinian journalist Sami al-Saei, who works for a local TV and a radio station, after storming his house in Tulkarem city at dawn hours.
Seven Palestinians were rescued during a search operation in the Gaza Strip’s Rafah city on Thursday after Egyptian authorities allegedly flooded a tunnel where workers were present, Palestinian security sources said.
A spokesperson for the Palestinian Authority condemned on Friday the targeting of Falastin al-Yawm (Palestine Today) TV by Israel, which came amidst ongoing Israeli policies targeting Palestinian media. Israeli forces raided the offices of Falastin al-Yawm and TransMedia Production Company in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah before dawn on Friday.
The publisher McGraw-Hill Education is destroying all copies of a political science textbook after receiving complaints from hardline supporters of Israel that it features a series of “anti-Israel” maps. The college textbook, titled Global Politics: Engaging a Complex World, was published in 2012. But it wasn’t until early this month that the maps generated criticism from a pro-Israel blogger known as Elder of Ziyon. Within a week of the initial outcry, McGraw-Hill began destroying all copies of the book, scrubbed the book from its website, promised to reimburse anyone who bought the book and apologized to the offended right-wing bigots behind the manufactured controversy.
Resheq: Israel’s war on the media won’t conceal its crimes, The Palestinian media will continue in their professional message and will continue to expose the IOA crimes against the Palestinian people, land, and holy places, the Hamas leader affirmed.
"Too dangerous to play: The West Bank children shot dead by Israeli soldiers" Parents in the occupied West Bank say they can no longer allow their children to play outside because of fears that they could be shot dead by Israeli forces. A report published this month by a children's rights group said that 41 children had been shot dead during six months of upheaval in which Israeli forces have often responded with lethal force to scores of stabbing and shooting attacks by Palestinians.
BEIRUT - The Crisis Management Cell held on Tuesday a press conference in front of the main headquarters of UNRWA in Beirut in order to acquaint Palestinians as well as Lebanese people with the latest updates of the crisis.
The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms, recorded a total of 599 violations against media freedoms throughout the year, in what the group’s general director said was the “highest ever to be monitored in Palestine since we started monitoring violations against media freedoms around a decade ago.”
The Palestinian Centre for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) recorded a total of 599 violations against media freedoms throughout 2015. MADA’s General Director Moussa Rimawi said: “This is the highest ever to be monitored in Palestine since it started monitoring violations against media freedoms around a decade ago.”
A Palestinian delegation from 1948 Occupied Palestine participated, within an event organized by Mizan institution for Human Rights - Nazareth, in the UN Human Rights Council’s 31st session at the UN headquarters in Geneva.
"In photos: The last tiger in Gaza" - Gaza’s only tiger is malnourished. To be properly fed, it needs a regular supply of fresh meat. Providing that supply is proving too costly for Muhammad Oweida, the owner of the zoo in Khan Younis, a town in southern Gaza. As a result, Oweida has put the tiger and a number of other animals up for sale. Opened in 2007, the zoo became a popular destination for school trips and family excursions. The tiger was brought to the zoo that year. Born in Australia, it was two months old at the time. Today, however, the zoo often has no visitors and the cages for its animals look rusted and desolate. Along with the tiger, its few remaining animals include monkeys and tortoises.
After completely closing Shuhada checkpoint to Palestinians in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron) on Thursday, 24th March 2016, Israeli forces have now returned to the practice of ‘numbering’ Palestinian residents in order to restrict access to the adjacent neighborhoods. Soldiers are now barring all Palestinians without numbers, and sometimes even those already registered as residents, from entry into the closed military zone.
Al-Mizan Center for Human Rights accused the Israeli occupation authorities of seriously threatening the Gazan patients' lives by preventing them from traveling for treatment and by arresting some of them at Beit Hanon- Erez crossing. The official in the Department of field research at the center, Samir Zaqout, said that the Israeli occupation forces had arrested eight patients from the Gaza Strip at the Erez crossing in northern Gaza Strip since the beginning of this year 2016.
Report: 136 towns and villages in 1948 Palestine face racist policies The Adalah Center listed in a report, prepared on the occasion of Land Day, the Israeli government tenders issued by the so-called Israel Land Authority and the Ministry of Construction and Housing in 2015. The report showed that the continuation and escalation of the Israeli racist policies directly result in worsening the land and housing crisis in the Palestinian villages and cities within 1948 occupied Palestine.
On the 40th anniversary of Palestine’s Land Day, PLO Secretary General, Saeb Erekat, saluted the 'heroic’ Palestinian people, calling upon the international community 'to take action against Tel Aviv's racist colonization policies, including its racism against Palestinian citizens of Israel’.
According to a recent Palestinian human rights report, 22 Palestinian prisoners suffering from chronic health problems receive inadequate medical care in the infirmary of the Israeli Ramla jail. About 750 prisoners are also referred to Israeli prison infirmaries regularly as a result of their suffering from different health problems.
Ex-prisoner and head of Palestinian Prisoners Center for Studies (PPCS), Osama Shahin, confirmed that Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails face quite harsh conditions which led them to escalate their protest measures against the Israeli prison authority.
Palestinian Prisoners Society revealed that Monday, March 14 marks the tenth anniversary of kidnapping MP Ahmad Saadat, who is also the secretary general of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
AL-KHALIL - Three Palestinian prisoners Tuesday morning suspended their hunger strike after reaching a deal with Israeli Prison Service management stipulating not extending administrative detention order against them again.
Palestinian prisoners held in solitary confinement in Israeli jails are experiencing “very harsh” conditions, Arab48.com reported Committee of Prisoners' Affairs lawyer Hiba Masalha saying yesterday. Masalha visited a number of Palestinian prisoners held in solitary confinement in the Israeli prison of Majoddo. They told her that the Israeli prison service deals with them “violently” based on directions from the Israeli intelligence services.