Israeli occupation to forcibly transfer Khan Ahmar Bedouins next week

Khan al-Ahmar Bedouins

The Israeli occupation authorities are expected to evacuate the Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin community, near Kfar Adumim, sometime next week.

According to Israel Hayom newspaper, the Israeli army handed over the notification, issued by Israel’s Civil Administration, to the residents, ordering Palestinians living in the area to leave their homes by October 1.

The notification was green-lighted by Israel’s Supreme Court. Civilians were ordered to self-demolish their homes. Otherwise, the demolition will be carried out by the occupation authorities.

(Source / 30.09.2018)

Alarm sounded over Palestinian hunger striker’s health in Israeli jail

Health condition Khader Adnan

Rights groups continue to sound alarm bells over the deteriorating health condition of Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan, who has been on an open-ended hunger strike for 29 consecutive days to protest his arbitrary detention in Israeli jails.

According to Muhjat al-Quds Foundation, prisoner Khader Adnan has declared his an open-ended hunger strike some 29 days ago in response to being held arbitrarily in Israeli dungeons.

Muhjat al-Quds group called on the international community and human rights institutions, namely the Red Cross, to urgently intervene and pressurize the Israeli occupation to release Adnan, among other Palestinian detainees arbitrarily held in its lock-ups.

Muhjat al-Quds railed against Israel’s torture tactics, including bans of visits by family members and attorneys, perpetrated against the hunger striker, in contravention of international laws and treaties.

The foundation said Adnan’s health status has gone downhill as a result of the hunger strike and preplanned medical neglect by the Israeli prison authorities.

Khader Adnan, from the northern occupied West Bank province of Jenin, was kidnapped by the Israeli forces on December 11, 2017 over allegations of anti-occupation incitement.

(Source / 30.09.2018)

IOF abducted three Palestinian children in Nabi Saleh

NABI SALEH, PALESTINOW.COM — On Friday afternoon, Israeli troops invaded the village of Nabi Saleh, known as one of the centers of non-violent resistance in the West Bank, and arrested three children – two of them age 11, and the other age 12.

Samer Tamimi, 11 years old, the son of local non-violent activist Manal Tamimi, was kidnapped by Israeli soldiers along with two other children: Mohammad Abdul Lateef Tamimi, 11, and Ahmad Tamimi, 12, years old.

The children were abducted by the soldiers and taken to an unknown destination without any attempt by the soldiers to communicate with the parents of the three boys.

The abduction of children by Israeli soldiers is a common practice of the Israeli soldiers, with children as young as six years old grabbed and brutalized by the soldiers, taken to military bases, and interrogated for hours with no adult or advocate present.

According to the group Defense for Children International, around 500-700 Palestinian children are arrested, detained and prosecuted in the Israeli military court system each year. The majority of Palestinian child detainees are charged with throwing stones, and three out of four experience physical violence during arrest, transfer or interrogation. No Israeli child comes into contact with the military court system.

The majority of children are detained from their West Bank homes during the middle of the night by heavily armed Israeli soldiers. Several hours after their arrest, children arrive at an interrogation and detention center alone, sleep deprived and often bruised and scared. Interrogations tend to be coercive, including a variety of verbal abuse, threats and physical violence that ultimately result in a confession.

Unlike Israeli children living in illegal settlements in the West Bank, Palestinian children are not accompanied by a parent and are generally interrogated without the benefit of legal advice, or being informed of their right to silence. They are overwhelmingly accused of throwing stones, an offense that can lead to a potential maximum sentence of 10 to 20 years depending on a child’s age.

Samer has two older brothers, Mohammad, 19, and Osama, 22, who have been incarcerated for months in Israeli military prisons under so-called ‘administrative detention’, with no charges filed against them.

In a 2015 documentary by Al Jazeera, the mother of Samer, Manal Tamimi, told reporters, “I don’t want my children to be afraid – I try to hide my fear, as a mother, because I want them to be strong. Being afraid [while living] under occupation – you won’t be able to do anything. You will lose your life. But at the same time, I see how they are losing their childhood. I don’t want to have to talk to them about knowing their rights if they are arrested, about the tear gas – I want to talk with them about their future, about normal things. It’s kind of…. Refusing to die in silence…..My resistance is about life, about hope, about dreams, about a beautiful future.”

In the video, Manal also addresses those who would criticize her and other mothers in her village for allowing their children to participate in the non-violent weekly protests in their village. She says, “People who criticize us by saying that we are putting our children in danger – it’s not us who are putting our children in danger. It doesn’t matter what I do, they will be in danger all the time. There is a fear that the army will invade the house in the middle of the night, that they will shoot tear gas in the house, that my children will be abducted or even killed. This is life under occupation.”

(Source / 30.09.2018)

Palestine sues US at international court over Jerusalem embassy

Palestine files complaint with UN’s International Court of Justice to return US embassy to Tel Aviv

Palestine filed a complaint against the United States with the United Nations top court over Washington’s decision to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. 

In a statement issued on Friday, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) said Palestine contends the embassy’s relocation is in breach of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.

In its application, Palestine argued that the treaty dictates embassies must be established on the territory of the receiving state and that the “special status of Jerusalem” means that the US violated its international obligations when it moved its embassy.

According to the statement, Palestine asked the court to declare the move illegal as well as order the US to withdraw the embassy from Jerusalem.

On Saturday, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki said the complaint “comes in line with the policy of the State of Palestine, which aims to preserve the character of the holy city of Jerusalem with its unique spiritual, religious and cultural dimensions”.

“We defend our rights and our people without hesitation and reject all forms of political and financial extortion,” he was quoted as saying by Palestinian news agency Wafa.

Ralph Wilde, an international lawyer based at the University College London, said the court must rule if Palestine is deemed a nation state.

He noted the UN General Assembly has recognised Palestine as a non-member state, “which the court will have to address in this decision”.

“The case will partly hinge on the question of Palestinian statehood, and that has never been before the International Court of Justice,” Wilde told Al Jazeera. “The court’s jurisdiction will only be possible if it can conclude that Palestine meets the international law test for statehood.”

US President Donald Trump announced the relocation of the American embassy in Israel in December, sparking international outrage.

Decisions by the ICJ are binding, but the court has no power to enforce them and countries, including the United States, have in the past ignored its rulings.

(Source / 30.09.2018)

UN: Israel killed 12 Palestinians, wounded over 1,000 in 2 weeks

One of the deaths was liquidated after he was kidnapped from his house

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) revealed on Saturday that Israeli occupation killed 12 Palestinians, wounded more than 1,000 others in the last two weeks.

OCHA stated that five out of the 12 dead and 97 of the wounded were children, in addition to at least six women and girls.

According to the international organisation, the Israeli occupation forces liquidated a Palestinian youths on September 18 after arresting him at night from his house.

The organisation also said that the Israeli occupation obliged ten Palestinians to demolish their own houses in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.

It also said tat the Israeli occupation showered a Palestinian school in the West Bank city of Al-Khalil with tear gas and wounded 49 school boys and teachers.

During the two weeks, the Israeli occupation forces, OCHA said, carried out 132 raid campaigns in the occupied West Bank, wounding 15 Palestinians and arresting 128 others, including 15 children.

(Source / 30.09.2018)

Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian In Jericho

30 SEP
12:19 PM

Israeli soldiers shot, earlier Sunday, a Palestinian teenage boy in Ein al-Sultan area, in Jericho city in the occupied West Bank, after the army invaded it, accompanying groups of illegal colonialist settlers.

Media sources in Jericho said many Palestinians protesters the invasion, before the soldiers fired many live rounds and gas bombs at them.

They added that the soldiers shot and moderately injured one Palestinian, 17 years of age, with a live round, and caused many others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

The wounded teen was rushed to Jericho governmental hospital, while medics provided several Palestinians with the needed treatment for the effects of teargas inhalation.

(Source / 30.09.2018)

Israel Extends Detention of Injured Palestinian Prisoner (VIDEO)


Israeli soldiers arrest a Palestinian youth  

The Israeli military court of the Russian compound extended the detention of Palestinian injured prisoner Khalil Jabbarin, 16, for 13 more days.

The Palestinian Prisoners and Former Prisoners’ Affairs Committee said that Jabbarin is currently held at the al-Ramla hospital.

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Jabbarin, from Yatta City in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, was shot and injured with five bullets by Israeli forces, after he carried out a stabbing attack killing the Israeli settler and far-right activist Ari Fuld, near the Gush Etzion settlement junction, north of Hebron, on September 16.

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The committee said that Jabbarin’s detention was extended for further interrogation.

The Russian compound court had previously extended Jabbrin’s detention for 10 days.

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Around 370 are being held in Israeli jails in severe conditions, some of them are less than 14 years old.

Though Israeli forces have claimed that Palestinians were allegedly attempting to carry out attacks in a majority of instances when Palestinians were killed, rights groups have disputed Israel’s version of events in a number of cases and argued that many alleged attackers could have been subdued in a non-lethal manner.

(Source / 30.09.2018)

Gazans hold funeral processions for 7 protesters killed by Israeli troops

Palestinians have held funeral processions for seven people who were killed by Israeli troops during protests in the area that separates the besieged Gaza Strip from the occupied territories.

Hundreds of mourners, set off from different areas of the impoverished sliver, held funerals for Iyad al-Shaer, 18, Muhammad Haniyeh, 23, Muhammad Shakhsa, 25, Muhammad Anshahi, 18, Muhammad al-Awawdeh, 26, and the two children Muhammad al-Hum, 14, and Nasser Musbeh, 12, on Saturday afternoon.

The victims lost their lives by Israeli live fire during multiple protests held across the Gaza Strip on Friday evening.

The funerals commenced from different hospitals towards the homes of each of the seven killed Palestinians before burial processions at local cemeteries.

Another 506 protesters were also injured. A total of 210 demonstrators were admitted to hospitals and medical centers across Gaza Strip to receive medical treatment. Ninety people were struck with live bullets. Thirty-five children, four women, four medics and two journalists were among the injured Palestinians.

The Gaza Strip has been under a crippling Israeli siege since 2007, which has prevented some two million Palestinians from having free access to the remainder of Palestine and the outside world. The blockade has also undermined living conditions in the coastal enclave and fragmented its economic and social fabric.

The Tel Aviv regime carries out regular attacks on its inhabitants under the pretext of hitting positions belonging to the Hamas resistance movement, which governs the territory.

The coastal sliver has also witnessed a fresh wave of deadly tensions since March 30, which marked the start of a series of protests demanding the right to return for the Palestinians driven out of their homeland.

More than 190 Palestinians have so far been killed and over 20,000 others wounded in renewed Gaza clashes, according to the latest figures released by the Gaza Health Ministry.

(Source / 30.09.2018)

Israel Seizes Children’s Clothes Enroute to Gaza

30 SEP
9:23 AM

Israeli occupation authorities have reportedly seized a number of large containers of children’s clothing while on their way to the besieged Gaza Strip, claiming they were to be used for terrorist acts, Israeli media reported on Saturday.

According to  Israeli news site Ynet, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that confiscating the clothing is part of the Israeli war on “Palestinian terror.”

He claimed that the containers of children’s clothing, were intended for Gaza merchants who planned to pay the revenues for Hamas.

“Of course, this is a big lie,” a Gaza merchant told Days of Palestine. “This is just a false claim in order to the justify the 12-year-old Israeli siege imposed on the coastal enclave.”

At the beginning of the school year, Palestinian families in Gaza were unable to find school uniforms in the Gaza markets, for their children.

The merchant said that the Israeli occupation blocked tens of items of children’s clothes, including school uniforms.

“Even socks did not exist in the markets,” Sarah, a mother of three school boys, said. “I bought shoes for my kids, and they have been wearing them without socks,” she said.

(Source / 30.09.2018)

Ministerial Meeting Raises US $122 Million for UNRWA

30 SEP
8:41 AM

On 27 September, the Foreign Ministers of Jordan, Sweden, Turkey, Japan and Germany, as well as the High Representative and Vice-President of the European Union, hosted a Ministerial Meeting in New York, with the aim of mobilizing financial and political support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).

The Ministerial Meeting raised a remarkable US$122 million, with Kuwait, the European Union, Germany, Norway, France, Belgium and Ireland announcing additional funding commitments. This meeting represented a crucial step in the efforts to overcome the Agency’s remaining shortfall of US$ 186 million and sustain UNRWA operations in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.

PNN reports that the event was attended by Ministers and senior officials from a total of 34 Member States and organizations, including the League of Arab States, the Organization for Islamic Cooperation and the Islamic Development Bank. The Secretary-General of the United Nations, the President of the General Assembly, the Commissioner-General of UNRWA and two Palestine Refugee students also participated in the event.

The Commissioner-General, Mr. Pierre Krähenbühl, thanked Member States for their extraordinary support: “Today, we witnessed a powerful moment of commitment and solidarity with Palestine refugees. I am very grateful to the co-Chairs for convening this important meeting and demonstrating the strength of collective action”.

UNRWA was confronted with a dramatic financial crisis when in January 2018 its largest donor announced a major reduction in contributions and the Agency’s shortfall reached an unprecedented US$446 million. The mobilization since then, including at this Ministerial meeting in New York, has brought the deficit down to US$64 million.

Mr Krähenbühl added: “I express my genuine appreciation for the generous funding announcements made by Kuwait, the European Union, Germany, Norway, France, Belgium and Ireland. The results of the New York meeting, added to the support received from other partners this year, represent a very significant achievement.”

(Source / 30.09.2018)