PALESTINE POST: Briefing Jan. 24th, 2016
Israeli war crimes in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT)
1. Palestinian Christian Bishop on ‘Right of Resistance’
Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Sebastian, Atallah Hanna, said on Sunday that Christians are part and parcel of the Palestinian people and Arab nation and they will forever stand up for Palestinians’ right to freedom and independence.
2. Price Tag Terrorist Settler Gang Attacks Palestinians & their Property in the OPT, West Bank
A horde of fanatic Israelis set fire, late on Saturday evening, to a Palestinian school in Tuba, in northern 1948 Occupied Palestine. The Palestinian school locates in Tuba where locals said that the perpetrators are most probably members of Israel’s terrorist Price Tag gang.
Israeli occupation forces re-arrested by abduction, two Palestinians in the occupied West Bank city of al-Khalil.
4. #Extrajudicial_Execution of 13-year-old Palestinian
Israeli authorities handed over the body of a Palestinian teenager to the Palestinian civil affairs department on Saturday evening. The thirteen-year-old Ruqayya Eid Abu Eid, originally from the city of Yatta south of Hebron, was shot dead earlier on Saturday by an Israeli soldier claiming she was intending to stab him near the illegal settlement of Anatot in the OPT, West Bank. Her body was taken to al-Ahli hospital in Hebron, after being received by her family.
Amnesty International on Saturday demanded that Israel either release or charge a hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner who the group said has been mistreated and tortured in ways that violate international law. Thirty-three-year-old Palestinian Muhammad al-Qiq began a hunger strike on Nov. 25, 2015 to protest being held in Israeli prison under administrative detention without charge or trial due to his work as a journalist.
6. Road Closure & Siege in the OPT
Israeli forces on Friday issued a notice for the closure of a main road connecting two Hebron-area villages in the southern occupied West Bank, located near the Israeli settlement of Otneil, locals said.
7. Medical Torture
A group of British doctors is pushing for the World Medical Association (WMA) to expel the Israeli Medical Association (IMA), the IMA’s chairman said on Wednesday during a meeting of the Knesset Science and Technology committee.
8. Collective Punishment: Home Demolitions
Palestinian family in the occupied East Jerusalem village of Sur Bahir on Friday demolished their own home following an order from an Israeli court.
Khalil Dabash, owner of the home, said that a Jerusalem municipal court ordered the demolition because it was built without proper permits.
9. Incitement of Genocide by Israeli Leader
Chief Israeli Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu announced Tuesday, on Facebook, that Palestinians should be executed in order to “establish safety in Israel.”