PALESTINE POST: Briefing Feb. 1st, 2016
Palestine Post brings you live, breaking news and daily briefings on Israeli war crimes in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT)
1. Extrajudicial Shooting
Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) shot a Palestinian man, while driving his car. The IOF claim he alleged attempted a hit-and-run operation against Israeli soldiers close to Mobeh Horon settlement near Occupied Jerusalem. However, the only victim was the Palestinian man and he was seriously injured.
2. Illegal Siege in Ramallah
The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) imposed Sunday a tight siege on Ramallah and al-Bireh claiming they have intelligence information over potential attacks on Israeli soldiers and settlers in the area earlier Sunday.
3. Settler Violence Against Palestinians & Their Property
A Palestinian youth was injured while another was captured Sunday evening as clashes erupted in Bethlehem to the south of occupied West Bank after Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian homes.
4. Update on Political Prisoners Hunger Strikes
The imprisoned journalist Mohamed al-Qeiq declared Sunday evening his total rejection of any Israeli offer to stop his 68-day hunger strike. The Palestinian journalist has been on hunger strike for 68 days to protest his administrative detention without trial or charge. He has been held in the Israeli Afula Hospital since his health started worsening.
Two Palestinian prisoners went on hunger strike on Sunday in protest against Israeli policies of illegal as well as administrative detention. Detainee Zahra is striking in protest against the continuation of his arrest despite the fact that he finished his sentence on January 15. He is also held at solitary confinement, the lawyer pointed out.
5. Home Raids & Abductions
The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) carried out last night and at dawn Sunday arrests and raids on homes in some West Bank areas, mainly in al-Khalil province. Local sources in al-Khalil said that Israeli soldiers stormed and ransacked the house of Mahmoud al-Qawasmi, who works as a sports announcer at al-Khalil radio, before abducting him.
6. Palestinian Youth Detained
Israeli soldiers detained a male, Palestinian youth near the Gush Etzion intersection south of Bethlehem on Sunday afternoo
7. UN Censorship
The United Nation (UN)’s Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has once again censured the Israeli occupation’s decades-long occupation of the Palestinian territories and illegal settlement construction on the occupied lands.
8. Home Raids & Abductions in Hebron
Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier Sunday, the southern West Bank district of Hebron, searched homes and kidnapped eight Palestinians. The soldiers also invaded Bethlehem city and kidnapped two others.