PALESTINE POST: Briefing Feb. 8, 2016
Palestine Post brings you live, breaking news and daily briefings on Israeli war crimes in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT)
1. Palestinian Victims Body’s Returned
Israeli occupation forces on Sunday announced they would return the bodies of two Palestinians from Jerusalem who were shot dead by Israeli forces most likely byExtrajudicial Execution followed by accusations of “attacks.” The victims were identified as Ahmad Abu Shaaban and Musab Ghazali. Tel Aviv was holding Shaaban’s remains for more than 100 days. Ghazali’s remains were held for more than 30 days.
Fears are common now among Palestinian family’s of the victims, that the Israeli occupation will harvest the organs of their loved ones whose bodies are not returned. Tel Aviv has already been caught stealing the organs of slain Palestinian victims, as in the case of 22-year-old Mohammad Shamasneh.
2. Closure & Confiscation
Israeli occupation on Sunday gave a notice of “closure and confiscation” on the family homes of four Palestinians aged 16-19 accused of throwing stones at Israeli forces.
3. Palestinian Resistance, Hamas
Hamas Movement has expressed its appreciation to Venezuela’s ambassador to the UN, Rafael Ramirez, for calling on members of the Security Council to visit the besieged Gaza Strip.
4. Political Prisoner Journalists
Palestinian Prisoners Society revealed on Sunday that there are 18 Palestinian journalists held in Israeli jails including Mohammad al-Qeiq who has been on hunger strike for 75 days.
5. Occupation Lawsuits Against Palestinian
Israeli magistrate court in Beersheba held a session on Sunday to decide on a lawsuit filed by Israeli authorities against residents of al-Araqib unrecognized Arab village in the Negev.
6. Targeted Youth in OPT
Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on Sunday morning shot and injured a youth who reportedly stabbed an Israeli soldier near the bus station in Ashkelon (occupied Askalan) inside the green line.
7. Mohammad Al-Qeiq
Palestinian administrative prisoner and journalist, Mohammad Al-Qiq on Sunday refused an Israeli offer to release him on May 1 in return for suspending his hunger strike, the Prisoners’ Committee said Sunday.