Israeli military drills kick off in 1948 occupied territories

Military drills 3 days

The Israeli occupation army on Sunday embarked on a round of military maneuvers south of Palestinian territories occupied in 1948.

According to Hebrew-speaking media, the three-day drills come as part of the army’s annual plan for 2018.

Sounds of blasts and unordinary hustle and bustle will rock the area all the way through the drills.

The Israeli army has often claimed that the drills provide a sort of battle lab in which forces can hone a spectrum of skills needed to combat growing threats. The forces are put through increasingly difficult war scenarios each day to test particular skill sets.

Recently, the Israeli army’s Brigade 101 had carried out military maneuvers in the Galilee. Soldiers were made to walk for dozens of kilometers, sleep outdoors, and stay with neither food nor water allegedly so as to boost their endurance capacities.

(Source / 15.01.2018)

IOF arrests Palestinian girl at al-Ibrahimi Mosque in al-Khalil

23y girl arrested

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on Monday rounded up a 23-year-old Palestinian girl near al-Ibrahimi Mosque in the Old City of al-Khalil in the southern West Bank.

A local source stated that IOF soldiers who were stationed at a military barrier at the entrance to the mosque arrested the girl Ayat Qafisheh and detained her for half an hour after the claim of finding a screwdriver in her possession.

The young girl was frightened and intimidated at the hands of IOF troops before releasing her.

(Source / 15.01.2018)

Israeli court adjourns trial of Khader Adnan

Trial Khader Adnan

Israeli military court of Salem on Monday adjourned the trial of the Islamic Jihad leader Khader Adnan to February 05.

According to Muhjat al-Quds Foundation for Martyrs and Prisoners, said in a statement, that Israeli attorney general charged Adnan with belonging to Islamic Jihad Movement and involvement in the Movement’s activities.

Sheikh Adnan was arrested on December 11, 2017 after storming his home, assaulting him brutally and attempting to attack his wife.

He was detained for 11 times in Israeli  jails where he waged two of the longest hunger strikes ever: one for 66 consecutive days and the other for 55 days in a row.

(Source / 15.01.2018)

Israeli court sentences 6 Palestinians to house arrest, arbitrary bans

6 Pal's house arrest

An Israeli court on Monday evening ruled that six Palestinians be subjected to a five-day house confinement and be banned afterwards from their homes in Occupied Jerusalem for two weeks.

The six Palestinians are: Sbeih Abu Sbeih, his uncle Jaber Abu Sbeih, Majed al-Ja’ba, Mohamed al-Hashlamon, Luay Naser al-Deen, and Rawhi al-Kalghasi.

The six young men were arrested by the Israeli occupation forces onboard a bus carrying ex-prisoner Sbeih Abu Sbeih and his family and friends from Ramon prison, where he had served an eight-month sentence.

(Source / 15.01.2018)

Israeli forces murder new Palestinian in West Bank

UN called for investigating Israel’s use of ‘lethal force’ against Palestinian

Israeli occupation forces murdered on Monday evening new Palestinian citizen in occupied West Bank city of Qalqilya.

Eyewitnesses said that the Israeli occupation forces fired live ammunition at the Palestinian protesters in Jayyouse Neighbourhood in the East of Qalqilya.

Palestinian paramedics rushed to the scene and evacuated six wounded, including Ahmed Salim, 28, in critical conditions.

The Palestinian ministry of health announced Salim’s death minutes after he was admitted to the hospital, noting that an Israeli sniper shot him in the head.

Salim’s death brings the number of the Palestinian protesters murdered by the Israeli occupation forces since Trump’s move on Jerusalem, December 6, to 19.

At the same time, thousands of other protesters were wounded due to the “lethal force” used against the by the Israeli occupation.

UN officially called for an “immediate investigation” into Israel’s use of “lethal force” in its crackdown on the Palestinian protests in occupied Palestinian territories.

(Source / 15.01.2018)

Israeli military court extends remand detention of Ahed Tamimi

Amnesty International said Tamimi’s detention is violation of international law

An Israeli military court ordered on Monday that Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi be held in custody for at least another two days.

Tamimi, 16, was charged on 1 January with 12 counts, including assault, for slapping and kicking Israeli occupation soldiers inside the courtyard of her home in the occupied West Bank.

Hailed as a hero by Palestinians who see her as bravely standing up to Israel in the 15 December incident caught on video, she could face a lengthy jail term if convicted.

The Israeli court ordered that Tamimi be detained until Wednesday to allow the court time to decide whether she should be allowed out on bail ahead of her trial.

Prosecutors are seeking to have her kept in custody until her trial ends.

Tamimi’s lawyer Gaby Lasky argued in court that her continued detention violates international conventions since she is a minor.

The charges relate to events in the video and five other incidents. They include stone-throwing, incitement and making threats.

Her mother Nariman has also been arrested over the incident, as has her cousin Nour Tamimi, 20.

Nour Tamimi was released on bail on 5 January while Nariman Tamimi remains in custody.

Ahed Tamimi’s family says the 15 December incident that led to the arrests occurred in the yard of their home in Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.

Israel’s military said the soldiers were in the area to prevent Palestinians from throwing stones at Israeli motorists.

A video shows the cousins approaching two soldiers and telling them to leave before shoving, kicking and slapping them.

The heavily armed soldiers do not respond in the face of what appears to be an attempt to provoke rather than seriously harm them.

They then move backwards after Nariman Tamimi becomes involved.

The scuffle took place amid clashes and protests against US President Donald Trump’s controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Relatives say that a member of the Tamimi family was wounded in the head by a bullet fired during those protests, causing him severe wounds and he remained in comma for several days and had a surgery that eradicated part of his skull.

(Source / 15.01.2018)