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Dagelijks archief 8 juni 2017

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Children In Jerusalem

08 JUN
10:45 AM

Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, three Palestinian children in the at-Tour town, in occupied East Jerusalem.

Media souses in Jerusalem, said the soldiers chased many Palestinians, reportedly after throwing stones at the military vehicles, and abducted the three children.

The abducted children were moved an interrogation center in the city, after the soldiers cuffed and blindfolded them.

On Thursday at dawn, the soldiers abducted two Palestinians from the West Bank governorates of Hebron and Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, during invasions and violent searches of homes.

In addition, the soldiers abducted two young men, in the northern West Bank governorates of Jenin and Nablus, after the army invaded many homes and searched them, PPS said.

On Wednesday at night, the soldiers invaded several homes in Hebron city, searched many homes and confiscated cash and checks, in addition to firing gas bombs at homes, causing many residents to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

(Source / 08.06.2017)

Center: New sanctions on prisoners contrary to the strike’s agreement

New santions on female prisoners

The Palestinian Prisoners Center for Studies said on Wednesday that the harsh measures and sanctions imposed on the Palestinian female prisoners recently are contrary to the agreement reached to end the Freedom and Dignity hunger strike.

Spokesman of the Center, Riyad al-Ashqar, said that many of those in charge of the prisoners’ file affirmed that the majority of the prisoners’ humanitarian and living demands were achieved following the 40-day hunger strike.

He added that the Israel Prison Service (IPS) has escalated its arbitrary measures against the Palestinian female prisoners since the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan in violation of what was agreed upon between the negotiating committee and the IPS.

These arbitrary measures included raising the prices of the products in the prison’s canteen, including the handicraft tools which the IPS prohibited their entry through family visits, in addition to ignoring the prisoners’ complaints about the overcrowded cells, the continued humiliation, strip searches and ill treatment, according to Ashqar.

Ashqar pointed out that the female prisoners launched several protest steps to stop these violations including returning the meals provided to them and refusing to go out to the prison yard and threatened to escalate the protest unless the IPS stopped its violations.

The Center called on the organizations that sponsored the agreement between the prisoners and the IPS to follow up the strike’s achievements and ensure that the IPS meets the demands agreed upon.

(Source / 08.06.2017)

Iran to Form Syria’s Popular Mobilization Forces to Counterbalance Russia’s Fifth Corps

An official in the Syrian Coalition said that Iran is seeking to change the form of its sectarian militias operating in Syria in an attempt to make them legitimate forces similar to the Fifth Corps which was established by Russia nearly a year ago.

Member of the Coalition’s political committee Yasser Farhan said that the move is aimed at cementing Iran’s influence in Syria, adding that the reported formation of Syrian Popular Mobilization Forces aims to cover up the elements of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and sectarian militias deployed in Syria.

Farhan stressed that Iran’s goal remains to link Tehran to Damascus through Baghdad and reach the Mediterranean coast in Syria. He pointed out that the local population’s rejection of the militias of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) is prompting some people in northern Syria to join other military formations. Farhan emphasized the Coalition’s rejection of all formations that do not serve the national inclusive project.

Activists said that the pro-regime National Defense Forces (NDF) stationed in the town of Qamishli have recently assumed a new name, which is the Syrian Popular Mobilization Forces.

Activists pointed out that the new formation was formed by a pro-regime armed group along the lines of the Iraqi Shiite Popular Mobilization Forces which were founded by a decision and support from Iran. They added that Ali Hawas Khleif, locally known for his pro-Iranian views, was appointment commander of the new formation.

The new formation has established centers to train recruits on the use of weapons. Its commander Khleif has issued an amnesty for those who defected from the ranks of regime forces provided they join the new formation.

(Syrian Coalition’s Media Department + Agencies / 08.06.2017)

Israeli settler threatens to detonate Muslims’ 3rd holiest site

al-Aqsa maybe be blast

A fanatic Israeli settler launched threats via WhatsApp to detonate holy al-Aqsa Mosque—the third holiest site in Islam.

According to the Hebrew-speaking Israel Hayom newspaper, Tel Aviv police received a notification about a preplanned blast at al-Aqsa.

Following a police probe into the communiqué, preliminary investigation identified the settler as a 20-year-old Israeli from Bani Barak community.

The suspect was brought before the Magistrate’s Court in Tel Aviv and had his remand extended under police request.

“The threats against al-Aqsa are strategic threats to the state of Israel,” said the police spokesman.

The defense attorney claimed the defendant suffers from psychological disorders and that he just wanted to show off.

(Source / 08.06.2017)

Palestinian lands in Salfit leveled in favor of Israeli settlement

Salfit lands leveled

Israeli bulldozers leveled Palestinian lands near Wad Qana, west of Salfit province, in favor of illegal settlement expansion.

Reporting from the scene, Palestinian farmers said Israeli bulldozers have leveled Palestinian land tracts near Novim settlement outpost.

Researcher Khaled Maali said the move makes part of an Israeli land grab scheme in Area C in an attempt to expand existing settlement outposts and set up others.

Maali added that such schemes make part of Israeli attempts to boost ties between 25 illegal settlements built on Palestinian land in Salfit and to establish a settlement strip stretching from Zaatara checkpoint, east of Salfit, to Kafr Kasem city, in 1948 Occupied Palestine. The plan also includes a bid to set up a railway connecting Tel Aviv to Ariel, the second largest West Bank settlement, and to seize the largest water basin in historical Palestine.

(Source / 08.06.2017)

Abbas to give up demands for halting Israeli settlement activity

Abbas giving up demands settelements

The Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas will make concessions to smooth talks with the Israeli occupation, a senior economic advisor to Abbas revealed on Thursday.

According to Yedioth Aharonot newspaper, advisor Mohamed Mustafa said Abbas’s agenda includes steps to curtail measures condemning the Israeli occupation at the UN and The Hague for war crimes against the Palestinians.

Abbas will reportedly give up calls to freeze Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank so as to resume peace talks with Israel.

“We’d better focus on giving a real chance to the new (US) administration,” added Abbas’s advisor.

(Source / 08.06.2017)

Israeli authorities cut off Nablus water supply

The Israeli occupation authorities at daybreak Thursday cut off water supplies to 13 Palestinian towns southeast of Nablus, in the northern West Bank.

According to Ghassan Dughlas, a Palestinian activist monitoring settlement activity in the northern West Bank, the occupation authorities have often cut off water supplies to the area without prior notifications.

However, illegal settlement outposts built on Palestinian lands in and near the area have been granted unrestricted access to Palestinian water resources.

Palestinian groundwater supplies in Nablus and Salfit have been permanently misappropriated by the Israeli authorities and transferred to nearby settlement outposts.

(Source / 08.06.2017)

Boycotting settlement ends Israeli violations, Amnesty says

‘Palestinian economy has been stunted by 50 years of abusive policies of the Israeli occupation,’ Amnesty director said

Amnesty International said on Wednesday that “international community must ban imports” from illegal Israeli settlements to end “50 years of violations,” a statement said.

“For decades, the world has stood by as Israel has destroyed Palestinians’ homes and plundered their land and natural resources for profit,” Amnesty said

Amnesty International said on Wednesday that “international community must ban imports” from illegal Israeli settlements to end “50 years of violations,” a statement said.

“The international community must ban import of all goods produced in the illegal Israeli settlements and put an end to the multimillion dollar profits that have fuelled mass human rights violations against Palestinians,” the statement said.

Marking the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Israeli occupation, the organisation is launching a new campaign calling on states across the world to prohibit settlement goods from their markets and to prevent their companies from operating in settlements or trading in settlement goods.

“For decades, the world has stood by as Israel has destroyed Palestinians’ homes and plundered their land and natural resources for profit,” Amnesty said.

Secretary General of Amnesty International Salil Shetty said that the Israeli occupation had exploited the Palestinian resources along the past 50 years of occupation.

“While the Palestinian economy has been stunted by 50 years of abusive policies, a thriving multimillion dollar settlement enterprise has been built out of the systematic oppression of the Palestinian population,” said Shetty.

(Source / 08.06.2017)

UN: Israel steals our assistance heading to Palestinians

The UN official reiterated: ‘Israel’s occupation is backed by force’

United Nations’ official recognised that Israeli occupation authorities steal UN assistance heading to Palestinians in occupied territories, a statement said.

About the impact of the occupation, he said: “The worst impacts are felt by those most vulnerable – children, single mothers, the elderly and disabled”

United Nations’ official recognised that Israeli occupation authorities steal UN assistance heading to Palestinians in occupied territories, a statement said.

Marking 50 years of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, the UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Aid and Development Activities Robert Piper said: “For humanitarians this is the most long-standing protection crisis in the UN’s history.”

He continued: “It should be obvious, but it bears repeating, that Occupation is ugly. Living under foreign military rule for years on end, generates despair, suffocates initiative and leaves generations in a kind of political and economic limbo.”

Piper reiterated: “Israel’s occupation is backed by force. Accompanying that ever-present security apparatus have been deliberate policies that have isolated Palestinian communities from each other, ruptured social cohesion, profoundly limited economic activity and deprived many of their basic rights – of movement, of expression, of access to health and much more.

“In too many cases, these policies have violated international humanitarian law as well as the human rights instruments to which Israel is a party. One direct result of these policies has been the creation of chronic humanitarian needs among Palestinians.”

He stated: “In 2017, nearly half of the 4.8 million Palestinians living in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) will need humanitarian aid of one kind or another. Many of them require food assistance to compensate for lost livelihoods, others legal aid, and others still, will need water, healthcare or shelter.”

About the impact of the occupation, he said: “The worst impacts are felt by those most vulnerable – children, single mothers, the elderly and disabled.”

Piper added: “Humanitarians themselves face increasing obstacles in their efforts to mitigate the impacts of occupation, whether it be in increased movement restrictions, the exhaustion of legal processes, the confiscation of our aid, or understandable donor fatigue.

“As each year passes, the situation deteriorates inexorably, with profound consequences for Palestinians.”

(Source / 08.06.2017)

Israel kidnaps 11, including former hunger striker

Among those kidnapped by the Israeli forces was a 69-year-old Palestinian

Israeli occupation forces kidnapped on Thrusday 11 Palestinians in West Bank, including former hunger striker Mohamed Allan.

During the kidnapping raid, the Israeli occupation forces confiscated two lathes from Qeet’s shop and seals the shop until further notice

Israeli occupation forces kidnapped on Thursday 11 Palestinians in West Bank, including former hunger striker Mohamed Allan.

Local sources said that the Israeli occupation forces raided several Palestinian cities and villages across the occupied West Bank and kidnapped several Palestinian citizens.

The sources said that the former hunger striker Mohammed Allan, who went for 66-day hunger strike inside the Israeli jails in 2015.

According to the Palestinian Prisoner Club (PPC), the Israeli occupation forces also kidnapped a 69-year-old Palestinian man from Nablus.

Israeli occupation authorities claim that this old man, Ahmed Qeet, is the owner of a metalwork lathes that Palestinians use to manufacture primitive weapons.

During the kidnapping raid, the Israeli occupation forces confiscated two lathes from Qeet’s shop and seals the shop until further notice.

(Source / 08.06.2017)