Report | Israeli soldiers deliberately inflicted permanent disabilities on children during confrontations

The International Movement for Defense of Children confirmed that the occupation soldiers intentionally target Palestinian children with live, explosive, and rubber-coated metal bullets from close range and towards the upper parts of the body, with the aim of killing them or causing permanent disabilities to them. , Taking advantage of their lack of accountability and the protection umbrella provided by the occupying power.

In a report, the movement documented many testimonies and accounts that confirm this fact, and in one of these cases the 15-year-old child Bashar Hamad, from Qalandia camp, north of Jerusalem, tells the details of his injury with a rubber-coated metal bullet in his right eye, which led to its eradication.

The child, Bashar, said: “I was near the big mosque of the camp with my brother, who is two years older than me. We were on our way home, returning from school, and during that time we noticed the presence of the occupation forces at the entrance to the camp, and that a number of soldiers were on the rooftops, so we knew that they were going to enter the camp.”

He added: “It was on Tuesday (11/17/2020) and at around 1:15 in the afternoon, the soldiers started firing stun grenades and tear gas canisters very intensely, to the point where I could no longer see, even my brother no longer saw him, and I did not want Returning home without him, so I stopped near the mosque for a while and during that I felt something very strong hit my right eye, so I put my hand on it, and if it was bleeding profusely. Hospital, but took secondary roads for fear of being obstructed by the occupation soldiers.

The global movement indicated that the wounded child was transferred to the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah, where he was given first aid before being transferred to an eye medical center in the city, and then to the Istishari Hospital, and then to the An-Najah National University Hospital in Nablus. There, I immediately entered the operating room.

Bashar added, “I woke up on the second day, and my father, who accompanied me to the hospital, told me that the injury was with a rubber-coated metal bullet, which led to complete damage to the right eye, so it was removed, in addition to a fracture above the right eyebrow, laceration of the sinuses and slight bruising.”

The child concluded his speech by saying: “I have never experienced something very difficult and difficult for me, and I hope that I can adapt to this change that has occurred in my life, and I hope that medicine will progress in the future to the extent that I can implant a real eye in which I can see, and I will install a cosmetic eye somewhere I lost my eyes, but after my health condition has completely stabilized. “

Malik lost his left eye

The second story transmitted by the global movement was about the eight-year-old child Malek Issa, who lost his left eye as a result of being hit by a “sponge” bullet on the fifteenth of February 2020, while returning from school in his village of Issawiya in occupied Jerusalem.

The child’s father told the movement: “Malik got off the school bus at around 2 pm and went to a nearby grocery store to buy some snacks, and when he left the grocery store and crossed the street toward the house in the center of the village, which is not far from the grocery store, without any prior warning or any A reason, he was hit with a sponge bullet between his eyes, fired by the occupation soldiers, who were in the neighborhood at the time, with the aim of arresting a young man.

He added that a number of young men took his child in a private vehicle to Hadassah Al-Isawiya Hospital, and then he was transferred to Hadassah Ein Karem Hospital.

The father explained that his child underwent two surgeries, the first was to stop the bleeding caused by the injury and the second was to restore the fractures in the skull, indicating that his child’s left eye was removed because it was completely damaged, and that the doctors tried to keep it, but because there was a wound behind it and to treat it, it had to be done. Eliminate it for fear of any negative health consequences for the child.

The International Movement for Defense of Children added that the eyewitnesses who met them confirmed that the occupation soldiers were in the area with the aim of arresting a young man, and that there were no confrontations when the child Malik was wounded. -20 meters only.

Amir … live with bullet residue

The third case documented by the global movement was regarding the 15-year-old child Amir Joudeh from the town of Hizma in the occupied Jerusalem governorate, who was wounded on October 4, 2020, with a live bullet in the head, fired at him by the Israeli occupation soldiers from a distance ranging between 150-200 Meter, while playing with a number of his peers near the cemetery, according to eyewitnesses.

The child’s uncle, Amir, told the global movement: After Amir left the x-ray room, I noticed doctors unhappy with his health condition, and here I realized that his injury was not easy, and this was confirmed to me later by a doctor.

The child’s uncle added: “The injury was in the head, specifically above the left ear, and the process lasted about two hours during which the bullet fragments that exploded upon the injury were extracted, the injured area was restored, and part of the skull bones were removed for the purpose of restoration, provided that it would be returned after about 6 months, after The child’s health status is stable. “

He explained that not all of the bullet fragments had been extracted, “part of it remained in Amir’s head because extracting it was dangerous to his life.”

He said, “The injury left an impact on Amir, so he could not move the right part of his body except in a very simple way, and also affected his speech, and he would need several sessions of physical therapy.”

Muhammad Shteiwi … a “rubber” bullet penetrated his skull and immobilized him

As for the fourth case documented by the movement, it was related to the child Muhammad Shteiwi (15 years) from the village of Kafr Qaddum in the Qalqilya Governorate, who is still undergoing treatment and is completely unable to move on his own, due to his injury with a rubber-coated metal bullet on the right side of his head that penetrated his skull. During clashes with the Israeli occupation forces, which broke out in the village, on January 30, 2020.

Defense for Children International reports that an eyewitness reported that the Israeli occupation soldiers pursued the youths and children that day and fired tear gas canisters and rubber-coated metal bullets at them. He added, “A number of children, including Muhammad Shteiwi, hid behind the rocks so that they would not be hit by bullets. Three soldiers approached them to a distance of about 20 meters, so Muhammad wanted to flee from the scene, and then one of them shot him and immediately fell on the ground.”

He added: “I immediately went towards him, he was lying on his face, I shouted at him to stand, but he did not respond, so I turned him on his back and there was blood bleeding from the right side of his head, and he was not moving at all, so I carried him with the help of some young men who came and put him in a private vehicle, amid gunfire. On us by the occupation soldiers.

The Global Movement relays from the child’s parents their story that a Palestinian ambulance received the child on the Qalqilya Nablus road and took him to Rafidia Hospital in Nablus, and there he was admitted to the operating room in order to stop the bleeding, and then he was transferred to a hospital inside the lands in 1948 due to the seriousness of his health condition. Where the rubber-coated metal caliber lodged in his skull,

The parents add that their child now cannot move alone, as he moves in a wheelchair, and with their help, they explained that the injury affected the left side of his body, and he underwent surgery in early November 2020 to remove fluid from the brain, and he is scheduled to undergo another surgery from In order to remove a bone from the right foot and place it in his head, for the purpose of repair.

Defense for Children International renewed its call to the member states of the United Nations to urge the United Nations Secretary-General to include the Israeli occupation forces on the list of armies and armed groups violating the rights of children in his annual report on children and armed conflict, for committing grave violations against children, especially the killing and maiming of children. To ensure justice for Palestinian children, and for the perpetrators of these violations to be held accountable.

(Source / 29.11.2020)

1,496 prisoners with sentences exceeding 10 years

Abdel Nasser Farwana, a specialist in prisoners’ affairs and freedmen, said that 2,676 prisoners in the occupation prisons have been sentenced to various sentences, and they constitute nearly two-thirds of the total.

Farwana stated in a press statement, that among these prisoners, there are about (58) children, of whom 54 are between 16-18 years old, and 4 others are between 14-16 years old.

Farwana explained that among the sentenced prisoners there are 1,496 prisoners who are serving actual prison terms for years exceeding 10 years, and among these 174 prisoners are serving sentences ranging between 10-15 years, 285 prisoners serving prison terms ranging from 15-20 years, and 494 Prisoners serving prison terms of more than 20 years and less than life, while the rest of the 543 prisoners are serving sentences of life imprisonment for one time or several times.

The specialist in prisoners’ affairs indicated that, in addition to these, there are (1180) sentenced prisoners who have been sentenced to prison terms of less than 10 years, including (829) prisoners sentenced to sentences ranging between 3 months and less than 5 years, and ( 351) Prisoners sentenced to prison terms ranging between 5-10 years.

Farwana stressed that the occupation courts lack fair trial standards and have never been fair. They are part of an Israeli judiciary based on oppression and oppression and legitimizing the destruction of the lives and future of the Palestinian people, and that all of their rulings are arbitrary, cruel and illegal.

It is noteworthy that, according to the latest report of the Israeli Prison Authority, the total number of prisoners is about 4,184.

(Source / 29.11.2020)

Warnings of dangerous health condition of three prisoners with cancer

Sick prisoners

RAMALLAH, (PIC) – The Prisoners and Ex-prisoners Affairs Authority has warned on Friday of the seriousness of the health condition of three prisoners suffering from cancer.

Qadri Abu Bakr, the head of the authority, held the Israeli occupation authorities fully responsible for the life of the prisoners, Nidal Abu Aahour, Imad Abu Ramz, and Omar Orabi, as their health condition is exacerbated by the policy of deliberate medical negligence in Israeli prisons.

Abu Bakr said that the prisoner Abu Aahour is in a serious health condition as a result of kidney failure that has aggravated to kidney cancer as a result of medical negligence.

The suffering of prisoners in the occupation prisons increases with the onset of winter due to a lack of enough blankets and clothes, which are not allowed to be brought in, in addition to poor heating.

Last week, it was announced that the prisoner, Imad Abdel-Khaleq Abu Ramz, 46 years, from al-Khalil had a cancerous tumor in his testicles.

Abu Ramz, who has been detained since 2004, is sentenced to 25 years in prison. He is being held in Ofer prison and suffers from severe pain as a result of the tumor. His cancer was scanned tomography about a week ago to know the extent of the disease and he was not provided with the result until now.

The number of sick prisoners in the occupation prisons is approximately 700 in need of urgent treatment including those with cancer. The latest reports indicate that the total number of Palestinian prisoners in the Israeli prisons reached 4,184.

According to the occupation prisons administration’s data, 2,676 prisoners were sentenced to various sentences, approximately one-third of the total prisoners. 

Of these sentenced prisoners, there are about 58 children, of whom 54 are between the ages of 16-18 years, and 4 others are between the ages of 14-16 years.

Medical negligence inside the occupation prisons is a systematic policy practiced on a large scale which led to the death of 67 prisoners until 2019.

The medical clinics in Israeli prisons and jails lack the minimum health services, the necessary medical equipment and medicines, and the specialist doctors to treat multiple disease cases. The only medicine available is “acamol” which is prescribed as a cure for every disease.

The Israeli prisons’ administrations continue to delay transferring incurable sick cases to hospitals. The worst thing is that the sick and injured prisoners are being transferred in an unsanitary closed car, instead of transporting them by ambulances. Furthermore, their hands and feet are often tied in addition to the brutal and cruel treatment they are subjected to during the transfer process.

(Source / 29.11.2020)

Warning of Abu Aahour’s dangerous health condition

Abu Fahur

RAMALLAH, (PIC) – The Prisoners and Ex-prisoners Affairs Authority has warned on Friday of the seriousness of the health condition of the sick prisoner Nidal Abu Aahour, 45, from Bethlehem, who is currently held in the Ramla prison clinic.

The Authority quoted its lawyer, Fawaz Shaludi, who visited the prisoner on Thursday as saying, “Abu Aahour has been suffering from kidney failure for more than 10 years and from a cancerous tumor in the kidneys and breathing problems to which he receives oxygen over 24 hours, in addition to high blood pressure.”

He added that Abu Aahour is subjected to deliberate medical negligence and his life is threatened by real danger. Furthermore, there are fears that he may face a similar fate to the two martyrs Kamal Abu Waer and Sami Abu Dayak and other prisoners who were martyred after the systematic medical neglect against them.

The Israeli occupation forces re-arrested Aahour at the end of October and sentenced him to one year in prison. He was a former prisoner who spent 14 months in administrative detention and he is married and a father of seven children.

The Palestinian prisoners inside Israeli prisons experience exceptionally bad health conditions as they are subjected to brutal and systematic physical and psychological torture.

The denial of medical care, the deliberate procrastination in providing treatment to the sick and injured prisoners, the oppression, humiliation and torture that the Israeli arresting and interrogation teams use are among the methods of physical and psychological torture that prisoners are subjected to.

The medical clinics in Israeli prisons and jails lack the minimum health services, the necessary medical equipment and medicines, and the specialist doctors to treat multiple disease cases. The only medicine available is “acamol” which is prescribed as a cure for every disease.

The Israeli prisons’ administrations continue to delay transferring incurable sick cases to hospitals. The worst thing is that the sick and injured prisoners are being transferred in an unsanitary closed car, instead of transporting them by ambulances. Furthermore, their hands and feet are often tied in addition to the brutal and cruel treatment they are subjected to during the transfer process.

(Source / 29.11.2020)

OCHA: Israel displaced 100 Palestinians in three weeks in W. Bank

demolition policy

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC) – The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has reported that a total of 129 structures were demolished or seized at the pretext of unlicensed construction during the period from 3 to 23 November.

According to a report released by OCHA on Friday, the demolition and confiscation of these structures displaced 100 people and affected at least 200 others.

The largest demolition campaign took place on November 3 in Humsa al-Bqai’a, where 83 structures were destroyed, displacing 73 people, including 41 children.

30 more structures were razed in 12 other communities in Area C of the West Bank. The remaining 16 took place in east Jerusalem, where demolitions have resumed after a three-week suspension, following an announcement by the Israeli authorities on October 1 that, due to the pandemic, they would stop the demolition of inhabited residential buildings in the city.

(Source / 29.11.2020)

Palestinian child wounded in IOF shooting near Ramallah

IOF shooting

RAMALLAH, (PIC) – A Palestinian child was hit with a rubber-coated metal bullet in his chest fired by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) in Silwad to the east of Ramallah on Saturday evening.

Local sources said that the child was hit with the IOF bullet during confrontations in the town, adding that he received first aid by medical crews on the scene before taking him to hospital.

Meanwhile, IOF soldiers raided Enata village to the northeast of Occupied Jerusalem on Saturday night at the pretext of looking for young men who threw stones on Jewish settlers’ vehicles.

The IOF closed the main road near Enata and deployed troops in its vicinity.

(Source / 29.11.2020)

Israeli settler runs over Palestinian woman, two children

Car ramming

AL-KHALIL, (PIC) – An Israeli settler in a speeding car ran over two children and a woman near the Ibrahimi Mosque in al-Khalil on Sunday morning 

Local sources said that the children and the woman were taken to hospital for treatment following the incident.

Al-Khalil city and its villages are always targeted by Jewish settlers under protection of the Israeli army. It is the second most targeted Palestinian city after Jerusalem.

There are more than fifty Israeli settlement outposts in the province with 30,000 Jewish settlers who exert all possible efforts to tighten their grips on the city and its environs.
(Source / 29.11.2020)

Arrests in al-Khalil and Jerusalem, clashes in Bab Al-Zawia area

IOF arrests

AL-KHALIL, (PIC) – The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) arrested on Sunday three Palestinians from Beit Kahel and al-Aroub refugee camp, north of al-Khalil, and another Palestinian was arrested in Jerusalem.

In al-Khalil, local sources reported that IOF stormed al-Fawwar refugee camp, arrested the student Muhammad Mustafa al-Hasaniyya, 24, from al-Khalil University and beat up his brother, and seized a laptop.

The IOF soldiers arrested Ibaa Emad El-Din Wozouz from Al-Deek area, south of al-Khalil, after they raided his house, searched it and tampered with its contents.

IOF soldiers also arrested a 19-year-old university student, Izz al-Din Asafra, from Beit Kahil town, north of al-Khalil.

The sources pointed out that IOF set up several military checkpoints at the entrances to several towns, stopped citizens’ vehicles, searched them, and checked ID cards.

In Occupied Jerusalem, the Israeli police arrested Akram Ghassab Ebeid, 19, from his home in al-Issawiya village.

The IOF soldiers continue their daily search and arrest campaigns and terrorize residents especially women and children. These campaigns are followed by confrontations with Palestinian youths.

Earlier on Saturday evening, clashes erupted between the IOF soldiers and dozens of Palestinian youths in the Bab Al-Zawiya area of al-Khalil, in the southern West Bank.

Eyewitnesses reported that during the confrontations, IOF fired tear gas canisters, sound bombs and rubber-coated metal bullets at the youths, who responded by throwing stones and empty bottles.

Bab Al-Zawiya Square is located at the main center of al-Khalil city and is surrounded by many military bases and settlement outposts. 

For 25 years, the occupation authorities have been implementing a separation policy in the center of al-Khalil city aimed at enabling Israeli settlers to live in the center of an overcrowded Palestinian city.

According to the Oslo Agreement, parts of al-Khalil, including the Old City and the neighborhoods of Tel Rumeida and Salaymeh, and others, are under Israeli control.

This allowed the occupation to impose strict and severe restrictions on the movement of citizens, and established 21 permanent military checkpoints that humiliate citizens when crossing them.

Al-Khalil suffers from the presence of more than fifty settlement outposts in which about thirty thousand Jewish settlers live.

(Source / 29.11.2020)

Jewish settlers defile Al-Aqsa Mosque

Aqsa Mosque

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC) – Dozens of Jewish settlers stormed the courtyards of the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque in Occupied Jerusalem on Sunday led by extremist rabbi Yehuda Glick during the morning period of the daily incursions under heavy police protection.

Jerusalemite sources reported that 38 settlers, including students of extremist religious institutes, stormed the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. 

The settlers assembled in the al-Rahma Gate and the eastern area of Al-Aqsa Mosque during which they performed provocative religious and Talmudic rituals.

The settler incursions are part of periodic tours aiming to change the fait accompli in the Holy City and Al-Aqsa Mosque.

During the evening incursions, the Israeli police provided the settlers an additional half hour, between 12:30 and 2:00 instead of 1:30.

The head of the Islamic Supreme Authority in Jerusalem and the preacher of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Ikrimah Sabri, warned of the seriousness of the recent request of the extremist Jewish groups. They asked to build a Talmudic school in the eastern square of Al-Aqsa to gain a foothold in it after they failed to control and convert the al-Rahma Gate to a synagogue.

Sheikh Sabri warned that the occupation is trying to take away the powers of the endowments in Al-Aqsa and gradually take control of the Holy City. He explained that denying Palestinians access to Jerusalem confirms Israel’s intention to isolate the city and besiege it with military checkpoints, the separation wall and settlements.

Sabri pointed out that the temporal and spatial division policy that the occupation is trying to impose began decades ago but Jerusalemites and the Palestinians in 1948 Occupied Palestine responded to that scheme and prevented the imposition of the occupation hegemony on Jerusalem.

Calls continue for all Muslims in 1948 Occupied Palestine and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to intensify their presence at Al-Aqsa Mosque to repel the Jewish settlers’ incursions. 

(Source / 29.11.2020)

Turkey to continue supporting establishment of Palestinian state

Receb Erdogan

ANKARA, (PIC) – Turkish President Recep Erdogan said that Jerusalem is not the cause of Muslims living in Palestine only but it is the cause of the entire Islamic world, with a population of 1.8 billion people.

He stated that his country will continue its struggle for the establishment of an independent and sovereign Palestinian state.

This came in a message that Erdogan sent on Sunday to the participants in the opening of the new building of the Parliamentarians for Jerusalem association in Istanbul, in conjunction with the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

Erdogan said, “We seek in all events to defend the issue of Jerusalem and we are working with all our strength to put an end to the policies of occupation, injustice and genocide against our Palestinian brothers.”

“We will continue our struggle for the establishment of an independent, sovereign, and unified Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, within the 1967 borders, based on United Nations resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative”, he stressed.

Erdogan pointed out that the actions, meetings and conferences organized by the Parliamentarians for Jerusalem association are the voice of the just cause of the Palestinian people at the global level.

(Source / 29.11.2020)