Palestinian prisoner marks 18 years behind Israeli bars

Days of Palestine – Ramallah – A Palestinian prisoner serving a 25-year sentence in Israeli jails for resisting the Israeli occupation completes today 18 years behind bars, according to the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS).

PPS said Shuaa Jalal Kamamji, from the northern West Bank district of Jenin, completes today 18 years behind Israeli bars, during which he was subjected to the Israeli arbitrary punishment policies, including being deprived of family visits for some time.

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Kamamji was arrested on 29 August 2003 for his activism in the resistance of the Israeli occupation. During his detention, he has obtained a BA degree in history, and has memorized Qur’an, the Muslim holy book.

He has also lost his father and brother while in detention.

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According to the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Commission, the are about 4,400 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli detention, including 39 women, 140 minors, 600 sick prisoners, and 350 administrative detainees. A total of 570 prisoners are serving various life terms.

(Source / 30.08.2021)

Fourth Palestinian national of Israel killed in last 24 hours

Days of Palestine – Ramallah – A burnt corpse belonging to a Palestinian national of Israel has been found inside a parked vehicle in the town of Jaljulia, in the center of the Palestinian land occupied since 1948, bringing the number of Palestinians killed in domestic crimes since yesterday to four.

Arab 48 website said the latest incident was the fourth since Saturday morning. The incident is part of an ongoing years-long crime wave blamed for Israeli Police tolerance of criminality and even collaboration with criminal gangs across the Arab communities in Israel.

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Palestinians in today’s Israel are those who stayed on their land following the creation of the occupying state in 1948 and their descendants. They make up about 20 percent of the country’s nine million people.

By law, their rights are equal to those of Jewish citizens. But in practice they suffer discrimination in employment, housing, policing and other essentials.

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Palestinians have long blamed the Israeli police for turning a blind eye to gun violence among Palestinian-Israelis and even complicity with criminal gangs.

(Source / 30.08.2021)

Army Injures Several Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers injured, on Sunday evening, one Palestinian with live fire, and at least seventeen who suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, after the army attacked a procession east of Jabalia, in the northern part of the Gaza strip.

Dozens of Palestinians nonviolently marched on their lands, east of Jabalia, raised Palestinian flags,  and chanted for ending the ongoing Israeli siege on Gaza before the soldiers attacked them with live rounds, high-velocity gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

The soldiers were stationed across the perimeter fence mainly behind sand hills; they also used quadcopter drones in attacking the protesters.

Medical sources said a young Palestinian man was shot with a live round before he was rushed to the Indonesian hospital in Beit Lahia, while dozens suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.

On Saturday evening, the Israeli army injured eleven Palestinians, including three who suffered moderate wounds, during protests near the perimeter fence, east of Gaza city, in the besieged coastal region. Dozens of residents, including journalists, suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.

On Saturday at dawn, Palestinian Medical sources in Gaza have confirmed that a child, identified as Omar Hasan Abu an-Neel, 12, died from serious wounds he suffered a week earlier after Israeli soldiers shot and seriously wounded him, in the eastern part of the coastal region.

(Source / 30.08.2021)

Israel Forces Two Palestinian Families To Demolish Their Homes In Jerusalem

The Israeli army forced, on Sunday evening, two Palestinian families to demolish their homes in occupied East Jerusalem.

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that Eqab Ja’abis, from Jabal al-Mokabber village, in Jerusalem, said that he had to demolish his own home after all efforts to reverse the demolished orders have failed, and despite paying hefty fines and fees while attempting to obtain the permits.

Silwanic said the demolition order was issued ten days ago after Israel claimed it was built in a “green area” where constructions aren’t allowed.

Ja’abis said he decided to demolish his property to avoid the excessively high fines and fees, especially if the city uses its workers and equipment in destroying the property.

Ja’abis lived in the property with seven family members, including five children. The property was built using fortified tin and bricks.

Silwanic also stated that Palestinians from the Dallal family in Beit Hanina, north of Jerusalem, were also forced to demolish three homes to avoid the excessively high fines and fees.

The family also tried to obtain the needed permits, in addition to paying fines and fees, but to no avail. The homes were constructed several years ago.

(Source / 30.08.2021)

Israeli Army Prevents Farmers From Working On Their lands Near Salfit

The Israeli army forced, Sunday, many Palestinian farmers to stop rehabilitation work on their agricultural lands near the main road leading to Qarawat Bani Hassan Village, west of Salfit in central West Bank, and tried to confiscate their equipment.

Ibrahim ‘Aassi, the head of Qarawat Bani Hassan Village Council, said many Palestinians were working on their lands, and rehabilitating them when the soldiers invaded the area and stopped them.

He added that the soldiers threatened to confiscate the agricultural equipment used by the Palestinians if they do not leave their lands.

The army said the lands are in Area C of the occupied West Bank and claimed that the Palestinians cannot work on them.

It is worth mentioning that the lands in that area are owned by fifteen Palestinians, who try to farm them, rehabilitate them, and build hothouses and storage rooms, but are subject to constant Israeli violations.

(Source / 30.08.2021)

Father Hanna: “Supporting Our People In Sheikh Jarrah Is A National And Humanitarian Duty”

Father Attallah Hanna,  the Archbishop of Sebastia from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, stated that supporting the Palestinian people in Sheikh Jarrah, and other parts of occupied Jerusalem, is a national and humanitarian duty to any person who believes in real justice and equality.

His statements came during a meeting with Palestinians from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, in occupied Jerusalem, who are subject to constant Israeli violations, and ongoing attempts to displace them for the benefit of the illegal Israeli colonialist settlers.

“The Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah, as well as Silwan and other parts of Jerusalem, are still facing these Israeli attempts to uproot them from their homes and lands,” Father Hanna said, “We salute the Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah, Silwan, and the rest of occupied Jerusalem, for continuing to be steadfast in the face of oppression and escalating Israeli violations.”

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He added that standing in solidarity and support of the families in Sheikh Jarrah as they continue their struggle, is a humanitarian, national and moral obligation, and called for more solidarity around the world with these families and neighborhoods.

In Sheikh Jarrah, eight families of 19 households of 87 Palestinians, are at imminent risk of forcible transfer, due to the separate case filed against them before Israeli courts by the settler organization Nahalat Shimon International.

Alarmingly, Nahalat Shimon International has previously evicted three Palestinian families of around 67 Palestinians from the aforementioned neighborhood in 2008 and 2009.

(Source / 30.08.2021)

Israeli Soldiers Attack A Palestinian Child While Walking To School In Hebron

Israeli soldiers attacked and injured, Monday, a Palestinian child while walking to his school in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

The child’s father, Raed Tamimi, stated that his son, Montaser, 14, while walking to his school, not far from home, when the soldiers stopped him at the Abu ar-Reesh military roadblock, near the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron.

He added the soldiers repeatedly struck and beat up his son, causing various injuries to the head as well as other parts of his body, in addition to searching him and his school bag.

Hebron city has numerous Israeli military roadblocks impeding the freedom of movement of the Palestinians, which also forces the Palestinian children to pass through many of these roadblocks, where they are repeatedly searched, and in many cases, assaulted and abducted.

The Israeli army also frequently installs roadblocks around Palestinian schools, in addition to frequently firing live rounds and gas bombs at them, and invading them.

(Source / 30.08.2021)

Hunger Striking Detainee Faces Serious Complications

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Monday, that a hunger-striking detainee in Israeli prisons is facing serious health complications, but is ongoing with the strike for the 23rd day.

The committee stated that the detainee, Ala’ Al-A’raj, 34, from Anabta town, east of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, lost about 30 kilograms of his body weight, and is suffering from constant pain, fatigue, and general weakness.

It added that the detainee is unable to stand or walk, but is refusing any sort of medications or vitamins.

The Committee said that Ala’ is currently held at the al-Jalama Israeli prison and that his condition requires hospitalization.

It is worth mentioning that Ala’, who was abducted on June 30th, 2021, was moved to al-Jalama ten days ago, and is held at a small dirty cell, and was slapped with an Administrative Detention order without charges.

In the year 2019, the detainee was abducted by the soldiers and spent about two years under similar arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, before he was released.

Detainees held under the Administrative Detention orders are imprisoned without charges or trial as Israel claims to have “secret files” against them, files that can never be released, and neither the detainees nor their lawyers have access to.

Such orders are frequently renewed for three, six, or eight months, and in some cases a year each time.

(Source / 30.08.2021)

Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Nablus And Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, three young Palestinian men from Nablus and Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank.

Media sources in Nablus, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded Beita town, south of Nablus, before storming and violently searching homes, causing damage.

They added that the soldiers abducted a young man, identified as Jareh Ma’ali, before moving him to a nearby military base.

The soldiers also invaded Rojeeb town, east of Nablus, searched homes, and abducted Qussai Shehada.

Furthermore, the soldiers invaded Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, and abducted Musleh Shehada, 20, from his home in the al-Wista neighborhood.

In addition, the Israeli police installed a military roadblock at the al-Ein junction in Silwan, before stopping many Palestinian cars.

(Source / 30.08.2021)

PPS: “Six Detainees Continue Hunger Strike”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Monday, that six detainees, held by Israel under the arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial, are ongoing with the hunger strike, demanding to be released.

The PPS said Kayed al-Fasfous, from Doura town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, started the hunger strike 47 days ago, while detainee Miqdad al-Qawasma from Hebron city, started the strike 40 days ago.

It added that Ahmad Hamamra, from Bethlehem, started the strike 31 days ago, and Ala’ al-A’raj, from Tulkarem, started the strike 23 days ago and is facing serious complications.

Furthermore, Hisham Abu Hawwash, from Hebron city, started that strike 14 days ago, while Rayeq Sadeq Bisharat from Tubas, started the strike nine days ago.

Detainees held under the Administrative Detention orders are imprisoned without charges or trial as Israel claims to have “secret files” against them, files that can never be released, and neither the detainees nor their lawyers have access to.

Such orders are frequently renewed for three, six, or eight months, and in some cases a year each time.

(Source / 30.08.2021)