250,000 people with disabilities in Palestine

Dozens of them held in Israeli custody

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225,228 persons suffered from at least one difficulty, which constitute 5.8% of the total population of Palestine; 127,266 in the West Bank constituting 5.1% of the total population of West Bank, and 127,962 in Gaza Strip constituting 6.8% of the total population of Gaza Strip, Palestinian sources said.

The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) said in a report published on Monday that the number of people with disabilities in the Gaza Strip has sharply increased over the past 10 years from 3.7% of the total population to 6.8% in 2017.

The PCBS said, marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the percentage of people with disabilities increased in Gaza Strip in 2017 compared to a slight decrease in the West Bank.

On the other hand, said the PCBS, the percentage of persons with difficulties in Palestine in 2017 among males was 6.3% and 5.4% among females, while 2007 data indicated that the percentage reached 4.8% among males and 4.6% among females.

Statistics showed that 2.9% of the total persons in Palestine are with mobility difficulties in 2017. Seeing difficulty is the second most prevalent with 2.6%. Compared to 2007 seeing difficulty was the most prevalent with 2.5% in Palestine followed by mobility difficulty with 1.8% of total population.

Meanwhile, the Palestine Center for Prisoners Studies revealed that 33 Palestinians suffering physical or mental disabilities are currently held in Israeli jails amid very difficult detention conditions.

(Source / 03.12.2018)

47 Palestinians injured in IOF quelling of Gaza protests

47 Pal's injured

Dozens of Palestinians were injured on Monday when the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) attacked peaceful protesters on northern Gaza coast.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society said that 47 Palestinians were injured in the protests.

The PIC reporter said that the IOF heavily fired live ammunition and teargas canisters at the Palestinian protesters who launched balloons attached to portraits of the Great March of Return martyrs.

Dozens of Palestinian fishing boats took part in the protests and marched near the sea border, north of the Gaza Strip.

(Source / 03.12.2018)

Israel’s crimes are mounting

Crimes mounting

Today, November 29, marks the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, the day in which the United Nations passed the Partition Resolution in 1947.

The Partition Resolution is the biggest stab to the Palestinian people, because it robbed them of a large part of their land, taking it from its original owners and giving it to alien Jewish settlers who came from various parts of the world. In response to this United Nations resolution, governments and civil society conduct various activities annually to mark the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

On this day in 1947, the United Nations General Assembly passed Resolution 181, later known as the Partition Plan, which stipulated that a Jewish and a Palestinian Arab State would be established in Palestine. Only a Jewish State, Israel, was established, while the Palestinian state remained ink on paper for up till now.

The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is an opportunity to remind the world and its forces of the reality of the Palestinian tragedy and the injustice inflicted upon the people of Palestine as a result of the Partition Resolution.

This is also an occasion to remind the international community of the fact that the question of Palestine has not yet been resolved despite all the efforts, endeavors, initiatives, negotiations, visits and exploratory tours of the Middle East undertaken by hundreds of officials and delegations from foreign countries.

It is worth mentioning that the Palestinian people, whose number had surpassed twelve million, have not yet attained their inalienable rights as established by the General Assembly, namely the right to self-determination without external interference, the right to national independence and sovereignty, the right of the Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and property, from which they have been forcibly removed.

Israel’s Greed
Israel’s greed was not limited to the articles of Resolution 181. In 1948, when the war broke out between Israel and the neighboring Arab states, the Jewish state expanded and captured 77 percent of the territory of Palestine, including a large part of Jerusalem.

There have been many Arab-Israeli negotiations in Madrid, Geneva, Oslo, Washington, Camp David and many others, but they have shown one fact that Israel does not want a real peace, and that all it wants is negotiations for the sake of negotiations.

Unjust and void resolution
The Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) asserted in a statement on the anniversary that the Partition Resolution 181 is unjust and void because it establishes and legitimizes the occupation of the lands of others by force in a flagrant violation of the most basic principles of justice, the rules of international law, and the legal and moral foundations on which the United Nations was established.

The Movement called the resolution “a crime and a great injustice to our people and our homeland, Palestine, as an Israeli entity was internationally recognized by the resolution 181 on the land of Palestine and at the expense of its people.”

Hamas noted that this painful anniversary reaffirms our attachment to our land and our full rights. Hamas added: “We recall the blood of the martyrs and the wounded, the suffering of our heroic families and that of millions of our people who live in forced exile as a result of that unjust resolution.”

(Source / 02.12.2018)

Jewish settlers slash tires of 30 Palestinian cars in Kafr Qasim

Slash tires

A horde of extremist Jewish settlers at dawn Sunday sabotaged the tires of some 30 Palestinian vehicles in the central Israeli-controlled Arab town of Kafr Qasim and spray-painted threats and slurs on property.

One truck was spray-painted with the slogan, “Jews will not be silent.” A wall was also prayed in Hebrew with “Death to Arabs.”

The Israeli police claimed they launched an investigation into the incident.

On Friday, the police said they were investigating the vandalism of a building and vehicles in a Palestinian village near Bethlehem.

Residents of the West Bank village of Jab’a, southwest of Bethlehem, said they discovered Hebrew graffiti spray-painted on homes and cars in the morning, and the tires of nine vehicles had been punctured. The graffiti included Stars of David and the words “Bat Ayin evacuation — revenge.” The previous day, the Israeli authorities had demolished an illegally constructed toilet facility near a synagogue in the nearby settlement of Bat Ayin.

Last Sunday, a number of vehicles were damaged and graffiti was spray-painted on walls and cars in the Palestinian village of al-Mughayir in the central West Bank.

Last month, Aisha Rabi, a Palestinian mother of eight, was killed when a big rock, thrown by a settler, flew through the windshield of the car her husband was driving and struck her head.

Such settlers’ attacks have increased in frequency in recent months.

However, Israeli law enforcement authorities exhibit extreme incompetence in addressing such widespread occurrence of settlers’ crimes.

The vast majority of investigation files regarding harm to Palestinians and their property are closed due to deliberate police failure to investigate properly. The deficiencies and flaws in the work of the Israeli police are clearly noticed at every stage of an investigation when the victim is a Palestinian citizen.

(Source / 02.12.2018)

Child among 3 Palestinians arrested in West Bank campaigns

3 Pals arrested + child

The Israeli occupation forces at dawn Sunday kidnapped three Palestinians, including a child, during West Bank sweeps.

The Palestinian Prisoner Society said that the Israeli forces arrested Anas Omar, 22, in Tulkarem, Ahmad Ghaith, 15, in al-Khalil, and Ahmad al-Mashni in Bethlehem.

The Prisoner Society pointed out that the Israeli forces over the past two days have arrested 10 Palestinian citizens, including the ex-prisoner Malak al-Khatib.

(Source / 02.12.2018)

IOF storms Khilat al-Amoud area in Nablus

Khilat al-Amoud

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at dawn Sunday stormed Khilat al-Amoud neighborhood in Nablus city and posted themselves on Attour Mount, which overlooks the Old City.

Local sources told the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) that troops aboard five patrol vehicles and one detention van entered the neighborhood at dawn and remained there until the morning, without making arrests.

During the past two weeks, the same neighborhood had seen raids on homes and detention of several young men.

(Source / 02.12.2018)

IOF attacks Nablus demonstration in solidarity with Jerusalem

Nablus demostration

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Sunday violently quelled a peaceful demonstration in solidarity with Jerusalem at Huwara checkpoint, north of Nablus city.

Eyewitnesses said that the IOF heavily fired teargas canisters and rubber-coated metal bullets at the demonstrators. A number of Palestinians suffered breathing difficulties as a result of inhaling teargas.

The witnesses noted that large military reinforcements were summoned in the area, while Israeli drones kept hovering in the sky.

The demonstration was organized by several Palestinian groups in Nablus to express solidarity with Jerusalem which is being subjected to systematic violations and aggressions.

(Source / 02.12.2018)

Israel kills 345 Palestinians since Trump’s Jerusalem announcement

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The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) have killed 345 Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territories since US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s undivided capital in October 2017, the Jerusalem Centre for Studies of Palestinian and Israeli Affairs revealed.

The body said 71 children and nine women were among the Palestinians killed, seven died in detention, 43 were killed in airstrikes and one – engineer Fadi Al-Batsh- was assassinated by the Israeli Mossad in Malaysia.

Out of the 71 children, the report said, 50 were killed during the Israeli crackdown on the “Great March of Return”.

During the reported period, 20 resistance fighters were killed in special operations.

The report also said that 211 Palestinians had been killed during the “Great March of Return”, which started on 30 March, including two journalists and three paramedic.

(Source / 01.12.2018)

IOF installs military checkpoint near Salfit

Checkpoint Deir Ballut

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Saturday evening set up a military checkpoint at the main entrance to Deir Ballut village, west of Salfit.

Eyewitnesses said that the IOF soldiers stopped the Palestinian vehicles passing through the entrance and scrutinized the passengers’ IDs.

The witnesses said that the checkpoint caused a traffic jam in the area pushing dozens of Palestinian drivers to look for alternative roads.

The Israeli forces every now and then erect temporary checkpoints at the entrances of the West Bank villages and towns in an attempt to crack down on the Palestinian citizens.

(Source / 01.12.2018)

Jerusalem announced permanent capital of Islamic culture

Al Quds cultural heritage

The Islamic Conference of Culture Ministers, at the conclusion of its emergency session in the Bahraini capital, Manama, on Thursday, announced Jerusalem a permanent capital of the Islamic culture.

The conference adopted a document on a draft program of action on enhancing Islamic and international support for the preservation of the cultural heritage of Jerusalem.

Director-general of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), Abdulaziz al-Tuwaijri, said that Jerusalem is subjected to a systematic Judaization policy and a change in its cultural and civilizational features.

Al-Tuwaijri stressed that this requires effective solidarity among the Organization of Islamic Cooperation member states and the international community to protect the rights of the Palestinian people and the Islamic world in Jerusalem.

A previous conference of the Arab Ministers of Culture adopted Jerusalem as a permanent capital of the Arab culture, which makes Jerusalem a permanent capital of both the Arab and Islamic cultures.

(Source / 01.12.2018)