The Committee to Support Journalists urgently urges an end to the torture policy against journalists in the occupation prisons

The Committee to Support Journalists sent an urgent appeal to all international human rights institutions and the International Committee of the Red Cross, calling on them to intervene seriously and effectively, to stop the crimes of the occupation it violates against journalists and prisoners of information in the prisons of the occupation, especially increasing torture and medical neglect. Against the sick of them, which led to a serious deterioration in their health.

This came as a result of what the prisoner, media student Mays Abu Ghosh, a resident of Qalandia camp, revealed in a message that reached her family about the deliberate neglect of the difficult health situation and her need to follow up in the hospital as a result of the torture she was subjected to during the investigation.

In the message, Abu Ghosh confirmed that she went to the hospital about 4 months ago and needed urgent treatment after the pain of sweeping her bones, spine, feet, hands and head, in addition to her feeling of electricity hitting the left half of her head, while the Prison Administration provides ointments and painkillers only.

Abu Ghosh added in the letter, that she explained the health status of the Red Cross without knowing the response or how to follow up by the cross, stressing her need to follow up in the hospital, especially after she was informed of bone problems.

The Committee to Support Journalists indicated that these diseases and aches raided the health of the journalist Abu Ghosh after a military investigation that included systematic psychological and physical torture, and included a ghost in various ways and beatings on the face and body that lasted for 32 days, after her arrest in August of 2019 to be sentenced to 16 months imprisonment.

The committee also demanded the release of the journalist, Mohammed Amin Abu Daqqa, a resident of the town of Abasan, east of Khan Yunis, who was arrested by the occupation forces last week, upon his return from Jordan to Palestine, where he traveled to receive cancer treatment. He was transferred to the investigation at the Ashkelon detention center without knowing the reasons, despite his difficult health condition, as he suffers from addition to cancer from nerve problems and suffers from constant tremors, and he had a liver resection several years ago.

She said, “The policy of medical negligence of prisoners is one of many violations practiced by the occupation authorities against prisoners and prisoners, who suffer from chronic and serious diseases and in need of urgent medical intervention to save their lives in light of the poor conditions inside prisons and fear of infection with the Corona virus.”

The Committee condemned the occupation authorities ’violations of the rights of prisoners in general and of detained journalists in particular, which are guaranteed under international agreements and covenants regarding the right of detainees to receive the necessary treatment and medical care, as the Fourth Geneva Convention guaranteed articles (76), (85), (91) and (92) The prisoners’ right to receive periodic medical care, and to provide them with the necessary treatment from the diseases they suffer from, and stipulates the necessity of providing health clinics and specialized doctors to inspect the prisoners, as the occupation authorities disclaim their obligations according to international covenants, which leads to exacerbating the health conditions of prisoners and prisoners.

(Source / 31.05.2020)

Occupation forces two Holy Brothers to self-demolish their homes

The Israeli occupation forces forced the two brothers, Imad and Ahmad Mahamahra, today, Saturday, from self-demolishing their homes in Jabal Al-Mukaber, occupied Jerusalem.

The two brothers said that the two adjacent houses were inhabited by 11 people, including children, and the demolition process was carried out to avoid the heavy fines imposed by the occupation municipality on us in the event of its attendance to demolish the house.

The two brothers explained that they and their children are out in the open and there is no house to shelter them, and there is no other solution but to demolish the house, which is a brick and brick, to avoid the fines and the ongoing occupation attacks on them.

(Source / 31.05.2020)

European Union delegations express concern over the demolitions of Palestinian buildings

The European Union missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah expressed concern about the Israeli authorities continuing to carry out demolitions of Palestinian buildings in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, in 2020.

The European Union broadcasts indicated in a statement issued by the European Union on Thursday that the demolitions, including the demolition of facilities funded by the European Union and its member states, have led to the displacement of Palestinians and negatively affected Palestinian societies.

The statement said: “While the missions welcomed the Palestinian-Israeli cooperation to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, I followed with concern the continuation of demolitions since the outbreak of the epidemic in early March, and the demolitions continued during the holy month of Ramadan, which witnessed a three-fold increase in The number of buildings destroyed compared to last year. “

European missions stressed that, under international humanitarian law, the occupying power has a responsibility to ensure and maintain health and hygiene in the occupied territory, in addition to the need to take appropriate measures to combat the spread of infectious diseases and epidemics.

(Source / 29.05.2020)

Gaza: two new cases of the Corona virus recovered

The Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip announced today, Sunday, the recovery of two new cases of the Corona virus.

According to the ministry’s daily report, the number of recovering cases has reached 18 since last March, of whom 5 are still in the Isolation Hospital at the Rafah crossing, and 13 of them have left their homes.

The ministry indicated that the number of injuries so far is 55, of whom 38 are active, while one death was recorded for an elderly yesterday.

She noted that no new tests were conducted during the past 24 hours, and without any additional injuries recorded.

She pointed out that there are 1668 hosts in 18 quarantine centers distributed in the various governorates of the sector.

(Source / 26.05.2020)

Eid Al-Fitr and its memories in the life of the refugee mother, Moeen Al-Ghazzawi: Since the Nakba and occupation, our joy has been displaced

For many years, refugee Laila Muhammad Khalil Al-Ghazzawi, the mother of the martyr of the stone uprising, Moufid Al-Ghazawi, did not know the taste and joy of the holiday, since the occupation displaced her family in the Nakba in 1948, from the Ajami neighborhood of Jaffa, she lived Various tragedies and misfortunes in all parts of her life, and even in her childhood, the feast is associated with memories of suffering and poverty.

Al-Ghazzawi says: “The catastrophe affected our lives a lot, despite the struggle of my father, who used to work in many professions, to provide us with a decent life, but we lived deprivation, misery and misery, and we did not know the taste of joy even on Eid.”

And she adds: “The first feast I lived in my life, I was a little girl among a large and poor family who lives in a tent. Our family did not have the money to buy clothes and holiday sweets. My mother, like all mothers, prepared us for first-class holiday clothes in the tent, where she cut the thin layer and rubbed it on Her hands, and turning them into clothes for us, we had no choice but to accept them, and we did not even have the most basic necessities of life. “

Catastrophe and displacement

In the Al-Ajami neighborhood, the refugee Leila saw the light, and lived among her family with the people of the neighborhood a beautiful life as she describes it, and she says: “Despite the difficult circumstances, we had all the essentials of life from the good things of our city Jaffa, and the relations between people were distinguished by brotherhood, love and solidarity, there was a renaissance The city developed and distinguished, until the Zionist gangs began to implement the conspiracy that we are still paying for today, as the Zionist gangs launched their attacks, and the massacres that ended with the displacement of our people committed naked barefoot from their homes, and from the intensity of terror and anxiety they were unable to take out anything with them, and the fate has ended Our family is in Gaza City. “

And she adds: “Despite my childhood, I still remember our lives in Jaffa, and every corner and inch of the city that dwells deep down, and whatever years pass, we cannot forget our homes and our land, and we all trust the Lord of the Worlds that we will return one day and get rid of the unjust occupation by liberating our land.”

from the memory

In the years after the catastrophe of 1948, refugees lived a life of hell, deprivation and tragedy between the loss of their homeland, their homes and their property, and the extreme poverty that UNRWA’s scarce aid has not compensated for.

Al-Ghazzawi says: “The dream of return was dissipated when I discovered the truth about the loss and extradition of Palestine. We had no choice but to settle in Gaza, where my father continued his struggle, and our patience to complete our lives. We lived simply, cooperatively and lovingly, we lived in tents and we had little, and after we lived in pride and dignity, we turned into refugees, but we grew up, and we did not give up for a moment the right of return. “

Eid after the catastrophe

Years passed and holidays followed in the life of the refugee mother of Mu’in, who tells that, despite the harsh conditions of life, the feast had its rituals and beautiful memories, and she says, “We used to receive the holiday with joy, and we prepared our needs thanks to the role of my mother, who was an excellent housekeeper, dedicated to cooking food and preparing bread and cakes on Al Babur, and cooperated with the women of the neighborhood. Before the Eid, we exchanged the distribution of what every mother makes in her home with the neighbors and devoted a large part of it to the poor and the needy.

“After the Eid prayer, and the clothes worn by mothers weaving, we used to accompany my father on his tour to greet the families and neighbors, we used to live a life of joy with visits, and everyone visited his family and neighbors and felt them. He excels at Eid and buys some toys. “

Early marriage

The harsh conditions of life cast a shadow over the lives of refugee families who were keen to marry off their daughters at a young age (between 13-15 years), and the refugee refugee’s wife, Laila, was the same at this age, and she shared with her husband the difficult situation and supported him after they had children, and she says: “Our life full of difficulties was forcing the parents to agree to the marriage of the girl and her association, despite being a minor, and this was my destiny, so I took responsibility and stood by my husband, and we started to form our lives, but the life of poverty did not stop and our joys were overwhelmed, so there was no work or permanent source of income We bemoan the arrival of Eid because we were unable to provide his needs for our children, and we were waiting for the Relief Agency to distribute the supplies to the people, so that we could prepare the cakes for the Eid two days before it came, as we were gathering and cooperating in making the work of all its varieties and forms with its filling in the Ajwa, and spraying With crushed sugar, as we were preparing coffee to serve with modest desserts for the guests, the holiday atmosphere was beautiful thanks to the love and familiarity between people, which we regret today, as conditions changed and in many cases the neighbor no longer knew his neighbor or visited him even in woes.

Immigration to Jenin

In light of this reality, the mother of Mu’in’s family moved in the early 1970s to the West Bank, and the situation settled in Jenin.

She says: “We lived black days after we had a family without an income source, and after tiredness and research there was an opportunity for my husband in Jenin, so we did not hesitate, so we packed our bags and settled in them and we are still in them today.”

And thanks to the work, my husband became able to provide for our living requirements, and I learned the profession of sewing, worked with it, and helped us in raising and caring for the children who grew up in Jenin, and despite the misery of life due to the occupation, we adapted to reality, and practiced the rituals of Eid that were characterized by our ability To prepare all his requirements according to our capabilities, and I feel happy, because the holiday clothes we buy for our children from the shops, and the memories of the tents did not leave me. “

Painful pictures

“Eid is soreness and a bleeding wound does not stop” … refugee Laila described the feast these days, after the departure of a companion trained by Abu Moeen and the martyrdom of her son Moufid in an ambush of the occupation that he chased since the beginning of the uprising of stones as “pain and bleeding wound.”

She says: “That life did not last long, for the occupation seized our joys and took away our feasts since the pursuit of my son Moufid, who carried the banner of the struggle and resisted in the alleys of Jenin, so we received feasts with terror and terror because of the repeated raids of our house, the abuse of us, and the denial of my son. My son, who was injured, and miraculously escaped death, so I was missing him on all Ramadan tables and Eid days, which turned into grief after the occupation managed to assassinate him. “

Constant aches

The tears of the refugee or mother come down, with the coming of Eid al-Fitr, which the bedwoman receives after she has received diseases, especially after the martyr of her beloved heart is useful, and she says: “The more time passes, our suffering and constant pain increases, especially in Eid al-Fitr, so how can my heart rejoice and be more precious People in my heart were absent from the occupation for me forever? Despite my pride in a beneficial martyrdom in the prime of his youth, our feasts have become without joy, as the first moments of the feast begin with a shrine visit, decorate it with flowers, and recite Al-Fatihah on the souls of the martyrs. My house, I sit in front of useful pictures that I remember and pray to God to accept his testimony, and what relieves me of his heroic pictures and his being a martyr.

And she adds: “The disease has guided me and destroyed my life, and despite my patience, what hurts is that the painful relations between people have changed, and some have forgotten even the families of the martyrs, and unfortunately in this time he no longer asks anyone about his neighbors and even his family. In these days when we miss the meaning The real Eid, we hope from the Lord of the Worlds to return to the values ​​of Islam in interdependence and compassion, and to revive the rites and rituals of the feast, the truth, but my greatest wish is that the Lord of the Worlds age honors me to live the moments of liberating Palestine and returning to Haifa and Jaffa.

And concludes her talk to “Jerusalem” by saying: “My will to our people and to my grandchildren to adhere to the dreams and goals of the martyrs, prisoners and refugees, and to fulfill their sacrifices until the right returns to its companions.”

(Source / 25.05.2020)

91 deaths and 1601 corona injuries among the Palestinian community

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said today, Thursday, that two new deaths were registered with the new Corona virus, 22 infections, and 23 recoveries among the Palestinian community around the world.

The State Department said in a statement today, that the total outcome regarding Virus Covid-19 “has risen to 91 deaths, 1601 injuries, and 777 recovery cases

She indicated that the death of 27-year-old Omar Sail Amin due to Corona in the US state of Michigan was recorded, bringing the number of deaths among the community to 52, and recording 4 new injuries, bringing the number of injuries to 771, and 17 recovering cases, bringing the number of recovery cases to 276 .

She pointed out that 4 new HIV infections were recorded among the Palestinian community in Russia, including one student, two of which are in stable health status, bringing the number of infections to 12, 7 recovered, and there is only one death .

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the first death case was recorded in the Palestinian community in Chile, and 3 new infections were recorded, bringing the number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 16, of which 5 were recovering, leaving the total of active infections 10, including one in critical condition.

It stated that two new injuries were recorded among the Palestinian community in the Emirates, bringing the number of injuries to 57 .

And she confirmed that in Brazil, a whole family of 9 people was infected with the virus, and it is a refugee from Syria, who are in the house quarantine and their health conditions are stable, while there is one case of them in the hospital, bringing the number of infections to 28, recovering 18 cases, while a death was recorded Previously one.

The Palestine Mission to Norway noted that no new infections were recorded in the community, so the number of infections was 21, 13 recovered, and no deaths were recorded.

(Source / 24.05.2020)

Gaza: Corona´s first death recorded

Recorded in the Gaza Strip, today, Saturday, the first death from the Corona virus since mid-March.

According to the Ministry of Health in Gaza, the deceased is the elderly Fadila Muhammad Abu Raida (77 years old), a resident of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip.

The Ministry stated that she had died in the Isolation Hospital at the Rafah crossing, indicating that she had chronic diseases.

She indicated that the necessary measures are being taken in accordance with the approved protocol for deaths from coronavirus.

The ministry had conducted a examination of new samples without recording new infections

(Source / 24.05.2020)

The livestock of the settlers is destroying the lands of the citizens and drawing new borders for settlement expansion

The settlers release their livestock on the cultivated lands of the citizens, sabotage them with unjust grazing, and lose their sovereignty over them. Land owners are prohibited from protesting these livestock.

The areas where the livestock of the settlers are released are multiple, and in the Jordan Valley, the phenomenon is more evident. There is extensive grazing by the settlers, and fences are placed in places where their livestock and livestock are accessed.

Aref Daraghmeh, documenting the violations in the Jordan Valley, says: “The people of the Jordan Valley must monitor the movement of settler animals while they graze and leave loose without supervision and guarded by drones that monitor their movement and all who approach them, and they sabotage everything that the people of the Jordan Valley plant. Settlement for confiscation by settler herders and we must not approach them or object to overgrazing of crops. These animals have security protection from the occupation army and they have protection from settler herds, and they are demobilized and fun without sergeant or compute, this is the new settlement that borders its cows, sheep and horses. And the Palestinian is watching her movement with sorrow and pain. “

He added: “The bulldozer, the decision to demolish, and the animals meet in the Jordan Valley to fight the Palestinians to expel them from their lands, and with this policy, more than 80% of them have become sources of occupation, their settlers, and their loose animals.”

In the villages of Al-Sawiya, Qaryut, Al-Mughair, and others, settler Amiram rides on the back of a donkey roaming with him and herds of settlers, and delineates the borders of their new settlements by choosing the locations of new caravans to confiscate the land between the new caravan and the settlement’s borders.

Settlement specialist Bashar Al-Qaryouti says: “We see settlers herds of sheep, their horses and their cows grazing on our lands and being driven by a settler called Amiram who wanders on the back of a donkey. There is no longer any deterrent to the settlers and their animals.

He added: “It is no longer the hooves of the animals that draw the borders, as there are chainsaws for shear through which settlers roam around the settlement of Eliyah, chasing farmers and cutting off their trees so they cannot stay in them.”

In Salfit, on the northwestern side, the settlers’ horses in the olive fields graze with no computing or supervision and destroy the young seedlings when they trample them and destroy the branches of the perennial olive trees.

The settlement specialist in the Salfit area, Khaled Maali, says: “Every day, the settlers are creating images and forms of control. After confiscating the land, building on it, and putting in the security fences, their eyes became on the lands outside the security fences, as they are their new target, and a prelude to controlling them unleashes horses, cows, and sheep as an introduction. They become under their control and the lands in which they graze are estimated at five thousand acres, which are located behind the wall and another outside the wall, and the owners of animals from the settlers receive all support from the Settlement Council on these settlement initiatives, and the Palestinian farms remain trapped in the wall and the availability of settler animals, so the occupation and the settlers continue to besiege the Palestinians in their lands And their gatherings. “

The seventy pilgrim, Fawzi Ghanem, from the village of Amateen, east of Qalqilya, recalls the settler “Yair”, who forcibly usurped his land and recovered it through the courts after 30 years and says: “The settlers use all the malicious means to control the land and imitate us in caring for the land, cultivating, grazing their cattle and setting up tents, they want to steal a pattern Life with the land, and the settler, “Yair”, is trying to steal the land, claiming that he bought the land from its owners. After a long battle with him in the courts, it was recovered, yet he did not surrender, resorted to cutting trees and threatening us with death if we were on the land. “

In the Qadumim settlement east of Qalqilya, which was established on the lands of the village of Kafr Qaddum in 1976, and it was a place for a training center for the Jordanian army. .

Murad Shtaiwi, coordinator of the weekly march in the village of Kafr Qaddoum, said: “The settlement of Qadumim has expanded terrifyingly in all directions so that the place of Walter breeding horses and entertainment outside the settlement’s cheeks so that there is teasing us, they are enjoying entertainment and we are fighting to open a closed entrance to settle the settlers, The village is besieged and the settlement has become extended to the bypass road east of the settlement and on the main roads between Qalqilya and Nablus, and it has several entrances, and we are deprived of our entrance. “

(Source / 24.05.2020)

Areej: The number of settlement plans increased in the first quarter of this year

The Applied Research Institute “ARIJ” said that the first quarter of 2020 witnessed a remarkable increase in the number of settlement plans issued by the competent Israeli authorities to expand Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.

These plans come in light of the relentless efforts of the new Israeli occupation government led by Benjamin Netanyahu to annex the occupied West Bank and annexation of the Jordan Valley and the application of Israeli law in a way that redefines the existence of the occupation state and the shape of its control over the land and the legal status therein.

The Israeli annexation is embodied in the imposition of Israeli law on the occupied West Bank, specifically on the areas classified as “C” in the occupied West Bank, according to the Oslo II interim agreement of 1995, and the settlements, spots, military bases, natural resources, quarries, archaeological sites, and water resources, which constitute about 61% of the occupied West Bank.

It should be noted that Israel was supposed to hand over the areas classified “C” in the occupied West Bank to the Palestinian National Authority at the end of the transitional period of five years, after dismantling the settlements and developing political solutions to some of the large groups of them, but since the conclusion of the agreement, the occupation authorities have dealt with Area C as its own lands – and not occupied lands that must belong to their owners – and considered it as a separate and separate settlement reserve that has nothing to do with the rest of the West Bank, and has nothing to do with the legitimate Palestinian original owners, and prevents or hinders any activity or development in it from The Palestinian owners have accepted any development of the infrastructure, as well as depriving the Palestinians of caring for agricultural lands, especially those close to the Israeli settlements that are established by force on these lands.

It is worth noting that the Israeli settlements are concentrated in the areas classified as “C”. And because areas classified as “C” are still fully under Israeli control to this day, during the past 28 years, after the Oslo agreement, settlement activities in them by building new settlements, expanding other existing ones, establishing many outposts, military bases, and bypass roads have been intensified. In the occupied Palestinian territories and the establishment of industrial zones, cemeteries, a transportation network, and other settlement activities that imposed a bitter reality on the Palestinian lands.

Regarding settlement activities in the Israeli settlements, an analytical study prepared by the (ARIJ) Institute showed that 31 settlement plans were approved in 26 Israeli settlements during the first quarter of 2020, and is awaiting “the start of implementation.”

The list issued includes the settlements of Kochav Yaacov, Kfar Adumim and Geafa Benjamin in the Jerusalem governorate (outside the borders of the Jerusalem municipality that was illegally and unilaterally annexed in 1967) by 4,078 settlement units over an area of ​​2,294 dunums of Palestinian land, which is the most affected Among the Palestinian governorates in terms of lands to be taken over for this purpose.

He added, “Areej”: Followed by the Ramallah and Al-Bireh Governorate, where the list issued includes the settlements of Beit El, Dolev, Talmon, Beit Aryeh, Hashmonaim and Hallamish with 1592 settlement units over an area of ​​1528 dunums of Palestinian land, followed by the Bethlehem Governorate with 1305 settlement units that will be established on 794 dunums of Palestinian land in the Beitar Illit and Nikodim and Neve Daniel settlements, Waferat and an industrial zone in the Beitar Illit settlement, in addition to the establishment of an industrial zone affiliated to the Beitar Illit settlement.

The plans also included a number of settlements in the Hebron governorate, namely, Telem, Assafar (Mtsad) and Shamaa, the settlements of Rekhalim and Ariel in Salfit governorate, the Shilo settlement in the Nablus governorate, and both the settlements of Maskiot and Shmdot Mekhoula in the Tubas governorate, and the settlements of Mitzpe Jericho and Beit Harfah in the Jericho governorate, And Shaar Tikvah settlement in Qalqilya Governorate, and Avni Haivets settlement in Tulkarm.

In total, and according to the issued plans, the number of settlement units to be built in all the previously mentioned settlements is 7892 settlement units, on an area of ​​6133 dunums of Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.

The report mentioned examples of some of the approved settlement plans, including the settlement plan No. 426/9 – Betar Illit settlement: It includes the construction of an industrial zone near the Betar Illit settlement on an area of ​​633 dunums of surrounding Palestinian lands belonging to the towns of Husan and Wadi Fukin in the Beit Governorate Meat.

Plan No. 5/5 410 – Efrat Settlement: It includes building 694 settlement units on an area of ​​631 dunums of Palestinian land belonging to Artas, Al Khuder and Bethlehem in the Bethlehem governorate.

Plan No. 1/24/4 – The settlement of Asfar (Mtsad): This includes the construction of 215 settlement units on an area of ​​198 dunums of Palestinian land belonging to the villages of Shuyukh and Sa’ir in the Hebron Governorate.

Plan No. 501/1 – Telem Settlement: It includes building 157 settlement units on an area of ​​201 dunums of Palestinian land belonging to the town of Tarqumiya in the Hebron Governorate.

Plan No. 240/2/14/3/1 – Adam Settlement (Givea Benjamin): It includes building 375 settlement units on an area of ​​195 dunums of Palestinian land belonging to the village of Jaba in the Jerusalem governorate.

The settlement plan No. 227/24/22 – Kfar Adumim settlement: includes the construction of 132 settlement units on an area of ​​183 dunums of Palestinian land belonging to the town of Anatafy, Jerusalem Governorate.

Scheme No. 242 – Kochav Yaakov settlement: This includes building 3541 housing units on an area of ​​1591 dunums of Palestinian land belonging to Kafr Aqab, Mukhamas and Burqa in the Jerusalem, Ramallah and Al-Bireh governorates.

The settlement plan No. 1/3/234 – Dolev Settlement: It includes building 382 settlement units on an area of ​​284 dunums of Palestinian land belonging to both al-Janiya and Deir Abzieg in Ramallah and Al-Bireh Governorate.

The settlement plan No. 206/2 – Nili settlement: This includes building 354 settlement units on an area of ​​409 dunums of Palestinian land belonging to the village of Deir Qudis in the Ramallah and Al-Bireh Governorate.

The settlement plan No. 1/9/235 – Talmon Settlement: includes the construction of 258 settlement units on an area of ​​550 dunums of Palestinian land belonging to the villages of Ras Karkar and the tribal farm in the Ramallah and Al-Bireh Governorate.

The report stated that the construction and expansion of the Israeli government in Israeli settlements throughout the occupied West Bank violates many basic systems of international humanitarian law, including Security Council resolutions and the Hague Agreement of October 18, 1907, and the Fourth Geneva Convention on the Protection of Persons Civilians in Time of War of August 12, 1949, especially Resolution No. 242 of 1967, which calls for the withdrawal of the Israeli armed forces from the lands they occupied in 1967, and affirms the inadmissibility of the acquisition of lands by war, and the need to work for a lasting and just peace Every country in the region must live in it safely.

Likewise, Resolution No. 446 of 1979, which confirmed the illegitimacy of the Israeli settlement policy in the occupied Arab territories, including Jerusalem, and considered it a serious obstacle to peace in the Middle East.

And Resolution No. 452 of 1979, in which the Security Council calls on the Israeli occupation authorities to stop settlement activities in the Palestinian territories occupied in 1967, including Jerusalem.

And Resolution No. 465 of 1980, which demanded that Israel stop settlement activity and refrain from building new settlements and dismantle those established at the time, and also called on member states not to assist Israel in building settlements.

Likewise, Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, which declares that the occupying power is not entitled to transfer its citizens to the lands it occupied, or to take any measure that leads to a demographic change in it. Also, Article 147 of the same treaty, which declares that the destruction and usurpation of property in a manner not justified by military necessities, on a massive and unlawful scale, is a grave fear. Moreover, the Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories stand as one of the most important obstacles in the face of the peace process more than ever, and even further, as the Israeli settlements have become a major obstacle to progress in the peace process.

(Source / 23.05.2020)

Gaza: Closing of squares, parks and recreational cities, and tightening measures to prevent gathering during Eid Al Fitr

The Ministry of Interior in Gaza decided to close squares, public parks, and recreational cities, while tightening measures to prevent gathering during the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

In a press statement, the Ministry of the Interior said, “Following up on the latest developments and developments related to confronting the Corona virus, and based on the recommendations of the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Interior and National Security has taken a series of precautionary measures.

She explained that the police will work to secure the establishment of Friday and Eid al-Fitr prayers, in accordance with the precautionary controls and procedures announced by the Ministry of Endowments and Health. She indicated that the police will tighten its control procedures for all gathering and congestion places, and will take action against the violating facilities.

The Ministry of Interior confirmed that it would stop receiving stranded citizens from other countries through the crossings until June 30th, saying, “The procedures for closing all border areas, by land and sea, have been tightened,” according to the statement.

It called on citizens to adhere to safety and preventive measures, limit movement and mobility, and limit them to necessity, and not to become complacent in light of recent developments and developments.

(Source / 23.05.2020)