Israeli Court Sentences Youngest Detainee To Four months

17 JAN
8:47 AM

On Monday, the Ofer Israeli military court, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, sentenced a Palestinian girl, only thirteen years of age, to four months in prison, and 25000 Shekels fine.

The child was abducted along with her sister, on January 13, 2018, while walking near the Ibrahimi Mosque, in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Her sister also had a court session, Monday, but the judge delayed the deliberations in her case.

(Source / 17.01.2018)

Yesh Din: 15 settler attacks against Palestinians in three days

15 settler attacks in 3 days

The 1948 occupied Palestine-based Yesh Din human rights organization said on Tuesday that the Israeli settlers have carried out 15 attacks against Palestinian property in the West Bank in just three days.

Firas Alami, the director of the organization’s field research department, said that Yesh Din two days ago sent an urgent letter to the Israeli military commander in the West Bank asking him to do his duty to protect the Palestinian civilians who are regularly attacked by settlers.

Alami added that hundreds of Israeli settlers attacked the villages of Fara’ta and Urif inflicting severe damages on the Palestinians’ houses and property.

He explained that the number of documented attacks indicates that the Israeli army does not provide protection to the Palestinian civilians living under occupation, calling on the Israeli authorities to abide by international humanitarian law.

The Palestinian researcher noted that after sending the letter more attacks were documented including a video broadcasted by al-Jazeera TV channel showing the destruction of nearly 100 olive trees by Israeli settlers in Huwara village while the Israeli soldiers were standing there watching silently.

(Source / 17.01.2018)

Israeli authorities demolish Palestinian house in Jerusalem

Demolished home Jeruzalem

Bulldozers belonging to Israel’s Jerusalem municipality, escorted by a military force, on Wednesday demolished a Palestinian house in Beit Hanina neighborhood north of Occupied Jerusalem for allegedly being unlicensed.

The PIC reporter said that the Israeli police besieged the area before and during the demolition operation.

(Source / 17.01.2018)

Israeli court extends detention of Ahed Tamimi

Detention extended

Israeli Ofer military court on Wednesday afternoon extended the detention of the Palestinian teenager Ahed al-Tamimi, 16, until the end of the month to complete the investigation procedures.

The extension order, which was made for the fifth time, was issued upon request by Israeli military prosecution for the claim of preparing an indictment against the detained girl.

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) arrested Ahed during a dawn raid on December 19 in Nabi Saleh village near Ramallah under the pretext of slapping an Israeli soldier as she was attempting to drive him out of her family’s property 4 days earlier.

(Source / 17.01.2018)

IOF seizes security cameras from gas station south Nablus

Cameras Gas station Nablus

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on Wednesday afternoon confiscated surveillance cameras from al-Khawaja gas station in Jammain town to the south of Nablus city in the northern West Bank.

Eyewitnesses said that IOF soldiers raided the town and seized the cameras of the gas station.

Both of Nablus and Jenin cities as well as other nearby towns and villages have recently come under Israeli raids where similar confiscations have been done since the killing of an Israeli settler in the area one week ago.

(Source / 17.01.2018)

IOF arrested 118 Palestinians in Gaza in 2017

118 arrests Gaza 2017

Palestinian Prisoners Center for Studies documented 118 arrests including children, women and sick people at the hands of Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) during the year 2017 in the Gaza Strip.

The spokesman of the Center, Riyad al-Ashqar, said that the Israeli arrests affected 2 tradesmen, 2 sick men, 52 men who tried to pass through the security fence between Gaza and 1948 Occupied Palestine, and 43 fishermen.

He pointed out that the arrests also affected women, university students, academicians, and members of prisoners’ families. Two employees who work for international organizations were among the arrested as well, he highlighted.

Some 23 arrests including sick people and women were carried out at Beit Hanoun crossing (Erez). Five women were arrested in 2017 including a 59-year-old sick woman, Ashqar added.

He stated that 43 cases of arrest were conducted against Palestinian fishermen who were repeatedly subjected to Israeli harassment and violations including shooting, arrests and confiscation of their fishing tools and boats in addition to being investigated at Ashdod harper.

Moreover, one fisherman died after being shot and arrested by the IOF across the Gaza sea.

(Source / 17.01.2018)