Palestinian Child Detainee in Hospital after Assault by Israeli Soldier

A Palestinian child detainee, on Tuesday, was hospitalized after being assaulted by Israeli forces during his recent detention, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported.

Family members of the boy, identified as Muhammad Munir Moqbel, 16, said the child was assaulted while being detained by Israeli soldiers 2 days prior, from his home in Al-‘Arroub Refugee Camp, north of Hebron, in south of the occupied West Bank.

The family stated that the boy was transferred to the Israeli Hadassah Hospital in West Jerusalem, and was scheduled for surgery for a fractured jaw, in addition to broken teeth.

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According to the Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association reports a total of 170 Palestinian children incarcerated in Israeli prisons.

Approximately 700 Palestinian children under the age of 18 from the occupied West Bank are prosecuted every year through Israeli military courts after being arrested, interrogated and detained by the Israeli army. The most common charge levied against children is throwing stones, a crime that is punishable under military law by up to 20 years in prison.
– Addameer

The majority of children report being subjected to ill-treatment and having forced confessions extracted from them during interrogations. Forms of ill-treatment used by the Israeli soldiers during a child’s arrest and interrogation usually include slapping, beating, kicking and violent pushing. Palestinian children are also routinely verbally abused. Despite recommendations by the UN Committee against Torture in May 2009 that the interrogations should be video recorded, no provisions to this effect have yet been enacted.
– Addameer

(Source / 02.12.2020)

Israeli Forces Storm Beit Ummar, Palestinians Suffocate on Tear-Gas

Israeli forces, on Tuesday, stormed Beit Ummar town, in the southern occupied West Bank, firing live rounds and tear-gas canisters at local Palestinian civilians, causing many to suffocate, according to a local activist.

Palestinian activist, Mohammad Awad told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli soldiers invaded the Asida region of Beit Ummar town, located northwest of Hebron, occupying a local citizen’s rooftop while blockading the family of the home inside one room.

Awad stated that the the military incursion triggered confrontations between local Palestinian civilians and Israeli troops, the latter then fired live rounds and tear-gas canisters at the protesters, causing dozens of Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear-gas inhalation.

All local Palestinians suffering from inhalation injuries received treatment at the scene.

(Source / 02.12.2020)

Israeli Soldiers Attack Detainees In Negev Camp

On Tuesday, Israeli soldiers, accompanied by prison administration officers, attacked many Palestinian detainees in Section 6 of the Negev Desert detention camp.

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers attacked several detainees and conducted extensive and violent searches of Section 6.

The PPS added that the soldiers then moved all 80 detainees to other sections of the detention camp.

Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons are subject to constant violations and abuse, in addition to the extremely bad living conditions they face, torture during interrogation and the lack of adequate medical treatment.

On Friday, November 27, 2020, the Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Committee stated that a political prisoner, identified as, Nidal Abu ‘Ahour, 45, from Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, is facing profoundly serious health complications at the Ramla prison clinic, which lacks specialists and adequate machines.

Abu ‘Ahour was diagnosed with kidney failure more than ten years ago. He also has a tumor in his kidney, high blood pressure in addition to serious respiratory issues making him dependent on oxygen.

A married father of seven children, Abu Ahour was abducted by the soldiers a month prior to his death, only a few months after his release from prison, and was sentenced to one year in prison.

On November 10, 2020. detainee Kamal Abu Wa’er, 46, died of COVID-19, following years of severe medical neglect of his cancer by Israeli Prison Authorities. He suffered from throat cancer, and his health condition witnessed a serious deterioration after he became infected with the coronavirus.

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On September 2nd, 2020, detainee Daoud Tal’at Khatib, 45, from Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, died apparently of a heart attack in Ofer Israeli prison.

Throughout the years of imprisonment, he has faced numerous health complications, including a heart attack a few years ago, in addition to undergoing open-heart surgery.

On April 22. 2020, detainee, Nour Jaber Barghouthi, 23, from ‘Aboud town, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah died in the Negev Desert Detention Camp, after fainting in the shower, and Israeli soldiers failed to provide him with any medical aid for more than thirty minutes.

Barghouti was abducted by the soldiers four years prior to his death and was sentenced to eight years in prison.

On November 26, 2019, detainee Sami Abu Diak, 37, died at an Israeli hospital after he was systematically denied specialized medical care, leading to serious complications that resulted in his death.

Israel is currently holding captive at least 4400 Palestinians, including 155 children, 39 women, 6 elected legislators, 13 journalists, and 350 who are held under the arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, without charges or trial.

Among the detainees are 700 patients, many of them suffering from serious illnesses, including cancer, liver, and heart conditions.

A week ago, Jacqueline Fararja, a lawyer with the Palestinian Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs, has reported, Monday, that a detainee from Ramallah, in central West Bank, was diagnosed with the coronavirus, in Etzion Israeli detention and interrogation facility, south of Bethlehem in the West Bank.

In addition, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that the number of Palestinian detainees who are infected with the Coronavirus in Israeli prisons has arrived to 132.

(Source / 02.12.2020)

Israeli Soldiers Install Tent On Site Of Former Military Base Near Jenin

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Israeli soldiers installed, on Tuesday evening, a tent, on the site of a former military base, which was built on Palestinian lands, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and was removed twenty years ago.

Media sources in Jenin said the soldiers invaded the land of the former military base, removed a Palestinian farmer who was working on his land and installed a tent.

The move, similar to previous incidents, could lead to the re-establishment of the military base, or even a colonialist outpost.

The sources added that the soldiers also installed a military roadblock at Arraba town junction, south of Jenin, before stopping and searching dozens of cars, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.

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Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers injured, on Tuesday evening, many Palestinians in ‘Aseeda area, in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

Mohammad Awad, a local media activist in Beit Ummar, stated that several army jeeps invaded ‘Aseeda area in the town, before the soldiers stormed and ransacked the home of Mirshid Za’aqeeq, and occupied the property’s rooftop after forcing the Palestinian and his family in one room.

Awad added that many Palestinians protested the invasion, and hurled stones at the invading army jeeps, while the soldiers fired several rounds of live ammunition and gas bombs, at the protesters and surrounding homes.

Many residents, including those in their own homes, suffered the effects of teargas inhalation before Palestinian medics provided them with the needed treatment.

(Source / 02.12.2020)

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, at least ten Palestinians, including siblings, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank.

The PPS office in Qalqilia, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes in Kafr Laqif village, east of the city, before abducting two siblings, identified as Maher, 56, and Samer Ali Ra’ey, 43, in addition to Moayyad Sameeh Assaf, 28.

In Nablus, in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Mojahed ‘Ashour, from Kroum ‘Ashour area, in addition to Salem Herzallah, from Ein Beit al-Ma’ refugee camp, in addition to Samer Yasser Daghlas, a former political prisoner from Burqa village, northwest of Nablus.

In Jenin, also in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Anas Yousef Tazaz’a, 36, from his home in Qabatia town, south of the city.

The soldiers also abducted Mahmoud Asafra, from his home in Beit Kahil town, north of Hebron city, in addition to Essam Rezeq Saya’ra, from Kharas town, northwest of Hebron.

In Ramallah, in central West Bank, the soldiers abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Mahmoud Safi, from Deir Abu Mashal town, northwest of the city.

It is worth mentioning that the soldiers also invaded and ransacked many homes in the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.

(Source / 02.12.2020)

Israeli Colonists Invade Archeological Area In Sebastia

Many fanatic illegal Israeli colonists invaded, Wednesday, the archeological site in Sebastia Palestinian town, north of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

Mohammad Azem, the Mayor of Sebastia, stated that dozens of colonists, accompanied by many soldiers, invaded the archeological site in the town after the army closed the entire area and its surrounding to the Palestinians.

Azem added that the soldiers also brought a military bulldozer during the invasion.

Sebastia is subject to constant Israeli invasions, especially when the soldiers and the illegal colonists enter the town to drive to the archaeological site.

During these invasions, the soldiers block all Palestinian traffic, in addition to frequently storming homes, abduct Palestinians, and attack protesters.

(Source / 02.12.2020)

Malicious attacks targeting QNN’s Facebook pages

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Quds News Network (QNN) said Facebook has been responding to malicious reports made against the Palestinian content.

In a press release issued on Tuesday, QNN said that it as been targeted by organized reports against its news posts. Facebook administration responded to some of the reports, putting QNN’s pages in danger.

The network condemned Facebook’s response to the reports which has been deemed a violation of journalism values and international journalism charters, noting that Facebook accepts malicious reports quickly but it takes very lengthy periods to justify its measures when asked about them, or it even does not provide any explanation.

QNN called on Palestinian official institutions, the Palestinian Press Association, and workers in journalism and media to combine the efforts in order to protect the Palestinian content on the internet.

In the same context, the head of Sada Social, Iyad Al Rifa’i, said that Facebook continues to implement its biased policy, preventing and deleting the Palestinian content.

Rifa’i added that the lastest of Facebook’s violations against the Palestinian content is the removal of Al Hadath Palestinian News page without any prior notice, noting that the Palestinian content is facing an organized campaign, targeting different Palestinian pages and accounts.

Sada Social had documented 29 violations against the Palestinian content last month, most of them were carried out on Facebook.

(Source / 02.12.2020)

Guterres warns of settlement expansion and house demolition continuation

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- The expansion of settlement planning and construction continues, while demolitions and seizures of Palestinian-owned structures by Israeli authorities reached the highest documented rate in four years, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday.

Guterres also warned that occupied Palestine is facing “grim realities” as it confronts diminishing prospects to end the conflict with the occupation state.

“I address you today with a deep sense of worry about the grim realities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and the diminishing prospects of resolving the conflict, which has been with the United Nations since its very creation,” the UN chief said during a virtual meeting commemorating International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

“On the ground, the expansion of settlement planning and construction continues, while demolitions and seizures of Palestinian-owned structures by Israeli authorities across the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, reached the highest documented rate in four years,” he added.

“Such actions are contrary to international law and undermine the prospects for the establishment of a viable, contiguous Palestinian state. Acts of violence, the constant threat of escalation in Gaza, movement and access restrictions, incitement, and human rights violations persist, keeping the situation highly volatile.”

The coronavirus pandemic has worsened the already dire situation, Guterres said, and while the occupation state forestalled plans to formally annex the West Bank, it has continued apace with the expansion of its Jewish-only settlement in the occupied territory.

(Source / 02.12.2020)

Pictures| Two workers killed, five wounded in ramming accident by Israeli bus

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Bethlehem (QNN)- Two workers were killed while several others were wounded in a ramming accident by an Israeli bus at Bethlehem’s northern military checkpoint this morning.

Local and media sources said dozens of workers gathered at the checkpoint in the early morning of Wednesday, heading to their jobs inside the green line, before an Israeli bus rammed them.

Israeli media reported that seven workers were wounded, while Palestinian sources said that two workers were killed and five were wounded.

The young men Ja’far Obayyat and Ziyad Obayyat were reportedly killed in the accident.

Quds News Network 8 hours ago

In a ramming accident by an Israeli bus at a checkpoint near #Bethlehem at dawn today, two Palestinian workers died and several others were injured, while they were heading to work.

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