College Student, 18, Shot With Gas Bomb In Her Face, Suffers Jaws Fractures, Burns

This item is about a female university student, studying Information Technology in Palestine Technical University – Kadoorie, in Tulkarem in northern West Bank.

An Israeli soldier shot her in the college campus with a high-velocity gas bomb which struck her face, fracturing her jaw, and causing burns to her face and hand. The gas bomb also left a large rupture in her cheek.

She was shot after the soldiers engaged in an excessive force against students holding a nonviolent procession in solidarity with Palestinian photojournalist Moath Amarneh , who lost his left eye after being seriously injured by a rubber-coated steel bullet, fired by an Israeli soldier.

Amarneh was covering a protest against land confiscation, in the Surif region of the Hebron governorate. He was rushed to the hospital in Hebron for emergency treatment.

After being shot by the gas bomb in her face, Nagham reacted by removing the bomb which had stuck to her face, causing various wounds, including penetrating and burning the skin, creating a large cheek wound, in addition to causing upper and lower jaw fractures and burns.

Her mother narrates the incident that led to her injury, and the damage the Israeli gas bomb caused to her face, jaw and hand.

I just arrived home, and I got a call telling me my daughter Nagham “fell in the university,”

I told them it seems there are some incidents in her college, was she injured?

Her colleague told me “yes auntie, she was shot with a gas bomb.”

The soldiers came from the area behind the university, her colleagues were waiting for her in front of the library, she was only ten meters away from the soldier who fired the gas bomb at her.

Another student who witnessed the shooting said that the gas bomb (after striking her in the face) was literally stuck on her hand, after it had lodged in her jaw, and she tried to remove it.

He said that he managed to remove the gas bomb from her hand, and added that she wasn’t very coherent after that, due to the injury.

The mother stated that her daughter wears eyeglasses, which apparently protected her eyes, before they flew away from the force of the bomb.

The mother reported, “I rushed to the emergency room at Thabet Thabet Governmental Hospital, in Tulkarem, and found her bleeding, they gave her the needed treatment, but the hospital does not have surgeons specialized in facial or jaw surgeries, so she was moved to the Istishari Hospital, in Ramallah.”

They instantly started treatment, especially for the gas bomb which struck her face and jaw; she has a burn in her hand, and two fractures in her jaw.

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(Source / 21.11.2019) 

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians, Including Jerusalem Governor, One Woman, In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Thursday, at least eight Palestinians, including a young woman and the Governor of occupied Jerusalem, from several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed.

The PPS office in Hebron, in southern West Bank, said several army jeeps invaded Beit Ummar town, north of the city, and ransacked a home before abducting a young woman, who is in her fourth year at Palestine Polytechnic University.

The young woman, identified as Leen Akef Awad, 23, is also an elected member of the Students’ Council at her college.

Her father said the soldiers violently searched the home, and confiscated a Laptop, a computer, mobile phones and even a landline phone owned by the family.

He added that the soldiers took his abducted daughter to Etzion military base, north of Hebron.

The soldiers also invaded Shiokh town, east of Hebron, and abducted Yousef Warasna, after storming and ransacking his home.

In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers invaded Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and abducted Yousef Ashour, 17, after invading and violently searching his family’s home in Batn al-Hawa neighborhood.

The soldiers also abducted Jerusalem Governor, Adnan Gheith, from his home in Silwan town.

The governor has been abducted and detained more than thirteen times since he took office, and was banned from entering all other areas in the West Bank for twelve months.

Also in Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted the Director of the Education Ministry Samir Jibreel, and Ziad Shamali, who heads the Parents’ Council of Jerusalem Students.

In Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers invaded and searched homes in the Deheishe refugee camp, south of the city, before abducting two Palestinians identified as Odai Adnan Shehada, 23, and Khalil Mohammad al-Banna, 24.

In related news, the soldiers invaded Aseera al-Qibliyya town, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and confiscated a bulldozer, owned by Ali Issa Makhlouf, from his own land.

(Source / 21.11.2019) 

Illegal Colonists Burn Palestinian Lands Near Nablus

A group of fanatic illegal colonialist settlers invaded, Thursday, Palestinian agricultural lands in Burqa village, north of Nablus in northern West Bank, and set them ablaze.

Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the assailants set lands ablaze close to the evacuated Homesh colony.

Daghlas added that the colonists have been trying to occupy the lands to install an outpost in that area.

It is worth mentioning that the soldiers stopped and delayed the Palestinians and firetrucks, who were rushing to the burn lands to extinguish the fire.

In related news, the colonists hurled stones at Palestinian cars near Za’tara military roadblock, south of Nablus, causing damage.

(Source / 21.11.2019)

Army Demolishes A Home Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers demolished, Thursday, a Palestinian home in Khallet ad-Dabe area, east of Yatta town, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the Popular Committees in southern West Bank, said the soldiers demolished the home, made of bricks and a tin roof, owned by Amer Mohammad Ali Dababsa,

The demolition order was issued less than 72 hours prior to the destruction of the property, which consisted of two rooms.

The destruction left eleven family members, mainly children, homeless in the cold; the family tried to appeal against the demolition order but to no avail.

This marks the second time the soldiers demolish the property, especially after the Civil Administration rejected the structural plan of the village.

The soldiers also handed similar demolition orders to three Palestinians in the area.

The army claimed that the structures were not licensed by the “Civil Administration Office,” the administrative branch of Israel’s illegal occupation of the West Bank.

(Source / 21.11.2019)

Israel Closes Official Palestinian Institutions in Jerusalem

Israeli occupation authorities, on Wednesday, closed several official and non-official Palestinian institutions in the occupied city of Jerusalem for six months.

PNN sources said that the Israeli police served an order and closed the office of the Directorate of Education, banned the activities of Palestine TV in occupied Jerusalem, and arrested the director of the Arab Health Center in Jerusalem’s old city.

Occupation authorities have drawn up a decision signed by the Israeli Minister of Internal Security Gilad Ardan, to close the mentioned institutions for six months.

In addition, Israeli soldiers abducted the Director of Education in Jerusalem, Samir Jibril, and closed down the office based in the Orphans School, in in the Old City district, confiscated its keys, and detained the staff of the school for several hours inside the mosque.

The Ministry of Education said in a statement, on Wednesday, that this attack, which coincides with International Children’s Day, constitutes flagrant violation of all international conventions, customs, rights, charters, and laws, especially the right to education, international humanitarian law, and comes as a clear targeting of the sanctity of educational institutions and an attempt of the occupation to control the educational system in Jerusalem.

The ministry pointed out that this directorate office serves about 100,000 students and follow-up affairs, and that the closure will leave dozens of schools and thousands of students without follow-up.

(Source / 20.11.2019) 

Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday evening, three Palestinians from Hebron governorate, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said the soldiers abducted Qussai Ziad al-Alama, 22, from Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, while walking at the main entrance of the city.

They added that the soldiers also abducted Mousa Issa Awad, and his son Sa’ad, from Yatta town, south of Hebron, after stopping them at a military roadblock near the entrance road of Nablus city, in northern West Bank.

On Wednesday at dawn, the soldiers abducted eight Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank.

(Source / 20.11.2019) 

Dr. Ashrawi: “Trump Administration; A Threat To International Peace And Security”

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the Executive Committee of Member of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) issued a statement denouncing the illegal policies of the United States, and its grave violations of International Law, and said that the Trump Administration is a threat to international peace and security.

Dr. Ashrawi stated that, although the U.S. Administration’s statements that Israel’s illegal colonies in occupied Palestine “do not violate International Law,” they are also not unexpected, but are also outrageous, dangerous and irresponsible.”

She said that such policies are “irresponsible messianic fundamentalist policies are a threat to humanity as a whole!”

Dr. Ashrawi’s Statement:

Trump administration is a threat to international peace and security

The announcement made by US Secretary of State has no legal validity. The US neither has the right nor agency to rewrite international law and deface the rules-based international order based on its perverse ideological leanings.

Israeli settlements are a grave violation of international law, including international humanitarian law. They also constitute a war crime according to the Rome Statute. These are solid facts that the Trump administration cannot alter or unravel.

This announcement reaffirms Palestine’s assessment that the Trump administration is a threat to international peace and security because it is a partner in Israeli crimes and provides political cover for its pervasive violations.

This administration is a threat the international community must confront with consistency and moral clarity.

The Palestinian leadership will continue to pursue justice and redress through all available legal and political avenues. Palestine remains solidly committed to international law and at the forefront of defending the values and principles for which it stands. It is time for responsible states to take collective action that rises to the level of threat this administration’s lawlessness presents to the world.

(Source / 19.11.2019) 

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 25 Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, 25 Palestinians, including several children, and former political prisoners, in the occupied West Bank, especially in occupied East Jerusalem.

The soldiers invaded and ransacked dozens of homes, causing property damage, and interrogated scores of Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.

The army also installed many roadblocks around the West Bank, especially in East Jerusalem, and Hebron governorate in southern West Bank, before stopping and searching dozens of cars, and interrogated the Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.

Fifteen of the abducted Palestinians were taken from their homes in the al-‘Isawiya town, in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, and the soldiers also summoned seven others for interrogation.

The abducted Palestinians have been identified as:

  1. Abdul-Rahman Mohammad Tamimi, Deir Nitham – Ramallah.
  2. Ramez Mohammad Tamimi, Deir Nitham – Ramallah.
  3. Mohannad Abdul-Halim Shabrawi, Silwad – Ramallah.
  4. Yousef Ashraf Jawabra, al-‘Arroub refugee camp – Hebron.
  5. Mazen Jawabra, al-‘Arroub refugee camp – Hebron.
  6. Yousef Ashraf Hammoud, al-‘Arroub refugee camp – Hebron.
  7. Majd Abdul-Karim Azem, Sebastia – Nablus.
  8. Husam al-Ghoul, Jenin.
  9. Mohammad Samir Abu Zeina, Jenin refugee camp – Jenin.
  10. Saleh Samir Abu Zeina, Jenin refugee camp – Jenin.
  11. Mohammad Ibrahim Obeid, al-‘Isawiya town – Jerusalem.
  12. Mohammad Mobtasim Obeid, al-‘Isawiya town – Jerusalem.
  13. Yazan Bassam Obeid, al-‘Isawiya town – Jerusalem.
  14. Mohammad Na’el Obeid, al-‘Isawiya town – Jerusalem.
  15. Mohammad Wa’el Obeid, al-‘Isawiya town – Jerusalem.
  16. Elias Hasan Obeid, al-‘Isawiya town – Jerusalem.
  17. Mohammad Walid Obeid, al-‘Isawiya town – Jerusalem.
  18. Bashar Ayman Obeid, al-‘Isawiya town – Jerusalem.
  19. Mohammad Aziz Obeid, al-‘Isawiya town – Jerusalem.
  20. Roshdi Bahai Obeid, al-‘Isawiya town – Jerusalem.
  21. Nayef Esmat Obeid, al-‘Isawiya town – Jerusalem.
  22. Mahmoud Sa’adi Rajabi, al-‘Isawiya town – Jerusalem.
  23. Mohammad Ashraf Abu al-Hummus, al-‘Isawiya town – Jerusalem.
  24. Ahmad Haitham Mahmoud, al-‘Isawiya town – Jerusalem.
  25. Ismael Sonnokrot, al-‘Isawiya town – Jerusalem.

(Source / 19.11.2019) 

EU: Israeli Settlements Are Illegal

The European Union is sticking to its stance that Israeli settlement constructions in Palestine are illegal under international law, a long held view Washington has now begun to dispute.

“The EU calls on Israel to end all settlement activity, in line with its obligations as an occupying power,” EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said in a statement.

Mogherini was reacting to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s abandonment of the US four-decade-old position that building settlements for the Israelis in Palestinian territories is “inconsistent with international law,” PNN reports.

Much of the international community regards the Israeli settlements as illegal because the territories were captured by Israel in the 1967 war and are hence subject to the Geneva Conventions, which forbids construction on the occupied lands.

Israeli has faced widespread global condemnation over settlement constructions in the occupied Palestinian lands.

(Source / 19.11.2019) 

Seriously Ailing Detainee Moved From Hospital To Ramla Prison Clinic

Despite his serious medical condition, the Israeli authorities moved Palestinian political prisoner, Sami Abu Diak, 36, from Assaf Harofeh Medical Center to the clinic in Ramla prison, which lacks specialists and adequate medical supplies.

The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported that the detainee was rushed to the hospital two days ago, due to a serious deterioration of his health, but was then sent to the Ramla prison clinic, although his condition remains unstable and could suffer further a life-threatening decline.

The Committee held Israel fully responsible for the life of the ailing detainees and demanded his immediate and unconditional release so that he can receive treatment in the West Bank, close to his family.

It said that Abu Diak, from Jenin in northern West Bank, was diagnosed with cancer more than three years ago, and is also suffering from pulmonary and renal failures.

The detainee was taken prisoner in the year 2002 and was sentenced by an Israeli court to three life-terms and an additional thirty years in prison.

Abu Diak lost nearly 40 Kilograms (88.18 Pounds) of his bodyweight, and could die at any given moment, especially due to a serious decline in his blood sugar and hemoglobin levels.

He is one of fourteen Palestinian detainees who are constantly housed in the infamous Ramla prison clinic, without access to specialized, or even adequate, medical care.

(Source / 18.11.2019)