PALESTINE POST: Briefing Feb. 11, 2016
Palestine Post brings you live, breaking news and daily briefings on Israeli war crimes in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT)
1. Activists Rally Against Israeli Attempts to Arrest Palestinian Refugees Overseas
Palestinian activists on Wednesday rallied outside the Red Cross headquarters in Jenin to urge the Palestinian embassy in Bulgaria not to extradite Omar al-Nayef to the Israeli occupation. The activists spoke out against Israeli attempts to arrest Palestinians taking refuge overseas.
2. Home Raids & Siege of Nahalin Village
Israeli occupation forces (IOF) maintained their siege on Nahalin village, west of Bethlehem, on Wednesday for the second day. The IOF soldiers closed all entrances to the village with cement cubes and military barricades, blocked all traffic in or out of the village, and searched many houses.
3. Funeral of 16-Year-Old, Omar Yousef Jawabra, Killed by#Extrajudicial_Execution
A 16-year-old Palestinian boy was killed by Israeli occupation forces’ gunfire in al-Aroub refugee camp in northern al-Khalil at noon Wednesday. The Palestinian health ministry said that the boy, Omar Yousef Jawabra, was fatally shot during confrontations with the IOF soldiers in the refugee camp this morning.
The Palestinian prisoner Ismail Arouj, 33, was severely tortured and beaten in Maskoubiya investigation center, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) revealed Wednesday. Arouj, from Bethlehem district, was arrested in March 2014. He was moved to Maskoubiya investigation center after his wife’s detention on January 21 this year.
5. Update on Hunger Striking Journalist, Mohamad Al Qeiq
The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society on Wednesday said Israel was “not showing attention or willingness” to solve the case of Palestinian journalist Muhammad al-Qiq as he entered day 77 on hunger strike. The society reiterated that the Palestinian prisoner remained in critical condition, slamming Israel for failing to make serious steps in his case and holding Israeli authorities “completely responsible” for al-Qiq’s life.
6. International Criminal Court (ICC) Update
Four Palestinian human rights organisations whose mandate it is to pursue justice and accountability, delivered a communication pursuant to Article 15 of the Rome Statute to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights, Al-Haq, Aldameer, and the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights provided evidence of the commission of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Rafah between 1 and 4 August 2014 following the invocation of the controversial Hannibal Directive by the Israeli military forces. Unlawful attacks against the Palestinian civilian population and their infrastructure and property ensued, killing 255 Palestinians, including 212 civilians.