Palestinian child injured in hit-and-run by Jewish settler

wounded child

AL-KHALIL, (PIC) – A Jewish settler driving at high speed ran over a Palestinian child student on Thursday morning and injured him on a road in al-Husain area, east of al-Khalil City in the occupied West Bank.

According to eyewitnesses, a settler rammed his car into the child as he was walking to his school in the area and fled the scene.

The child suffered multiple injuries and bruises and was rushed to a local hospital.

Incidents of terrorism and violence by extremist Jewish settlers against Palestinians and their property are a daily occurrence throughout the West Bank.

(Source / 02.09.2021)

Israeli navy shoots Gaza fishermen, wounds one

Israeli navy shoots Gaza fishermen, wounds one
Israeli navy

Gaza post – The Israeli occupation navy targeted on Thursday morning a Palestinian fisherman off the coast of As_Sudaniya, northwest of Gaza city, injuring one, local sources reported.

According to sources, the fishermen were within six nautical miles of the occupation when Israeli naval boats opened fire on them, hurting one of them in his foot and causing the others to run for safety.

The victim was transported to the hospital, where doctors diagnosed him with a serious injury.

Israel has not fully withdrew from Gaza fourteen years after its so-called “disengagement”; it still controls its land borders, access to the sea, and airspace.

The Gaza Strip, home to two million Palestinians, has been subjected to a punitive and crippling Israeli embargo for the past 12 years, as well as numerous onslaughts that have severely harmed most of the enclave’s infrastructure.

Gaza’s 2-million people are still living under occupation and a strict siege that has destroyed the local economy, strangled Palestinian livelihoods, thrown them into unprecedented unemployment and poverty, and cut them off from the rest of the occupied Palestinian territories and the rest of the world.

Gaza is still under occupation, with no authority over its borders, territorial waters, or airspace. Meanwhile, Israel fulfills only a small portion of its responsibilities as an occupying authority, failing to meet the fundamental necessities of Palestinian civilians in the land.

(Source / 02.09.2021)

Watch: Settler runs over child in Hebron (VIDEO)

Watch: Settler runs over child in Hebron (VIDEO)
A child was ran over by settlers in Hebron

Hebron_Gaza post – An Israeli settler ran over on Thursday morning a 7-year-old Palestinian child in the area of Wadi Al-Hussein in Hebron, near the so-called settlement of Kiryat Arba, and fled the place according to sources.

The child was taken to hospital for treatment, and his condition described as moderate.

(Source / 02.09.2021)

Israel continues to detain bodies of Palestinian martyrs

Israeli forces stand at one of the entrances to Israel's Offer prison on December 28, 2016 [ABBAS MOMANI/AFP via Getty Images]
Israeli forces stand at one of the entrances to Israel’s Offer prison on December 28, 2016 

Israeli occupation authorities are continuing to hold the bodies of Palestinian prisoners and have not handed them to their relatives for burial, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club announced yesterday.

The club said in a statement that the martyrs’ list includes “Anis Dawla from Qalqilya, who died in 1980, Aziz Owaisat from Jerusalem, who died in 2018, Faris Baroud from Gaza, Nasrat Taqatqa from Bethlehem, Bassam Al-Sayeh from Nablus, who died in 2019, and Saadi Al-Garabli from Gaza, and Kamal Abu Waer from Jenin, both died last year.”

The statement added that the seven martyrs “were among 226 prisoners who died in the occupation’s prisons during the period from 1967 to 2020,” noting that there were hundreds of others who died “shortly after their release, as a result of diseases and injuries they suffered over the years.”

It added that the use of medical negligence was one of the “Israeli prisons’ administration’s abusive policies” against detainees.

“Physical and psychological torture also constitute the most systematic Israeli policy that caused the death of 73 prisoners over the past few decades,” the statement read.

In the past ten years, 29 Palestinian prisoners died while detained by the occupation, mostly as a result of medical negligence. A total of 81 prisoner bodies have been held by the occupation and never handed to their families since 2015.

READ: Occupied West Bank: Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian in Ramallah

(Source / 02.09.2021)

Gantz insists that easing the Gaza siege must be met with calm

Defence Minister Benny Gantz in Jerusalem on December 2, 2020 [ALEX KOLOMIENSKY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images]
Israel’s Defence Minister Benny Gantz in Jerusalem on December 2, 2020

Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz warned on Wednesday night that easing the siege imposed on the Gaza Strip must be met with calm, Sama news agency has reported. He added that easing the siege will lead to an improvement in the lives of the Palestinians in Gaza, who have been under a strict Israeli-led blockade for 15 years.

“However, if this [calm] is not achieved,” warned Gantz in an interview with Israel’s Channel 12 TV, “we know how to take countermeasures.”

Early on Wednesday, the Israeli occupation authorities announced a series of measures to ease the restrictions imposed on the Gaza Strip. They said that they will extend the fishing zone to 15 nautical miles, increase water supplies and allow more Palestinian traders and goods to enter Israel through the “completely open” Kerem Shalom Crossing.

The number of Palestinian merchants with permits to pass through the Erez Crossing into Israel will be increased from 2,000 to 7,000.

READ: Israel PM punishes DM for meet Palestine president

(Source / 02.09.2021)

Israel detains headmistress from Palestinian school in Jerusalem

Palestinian Bedouin children wait in line before they enter classrooms at the only school in the region 'Itarat School' in Khan al-Ahmar region of Jerusalem on 16 July, 2018 [İssam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency]
Palestinian Bedouin children wait in line before they enter classrooms at the only school in the region ‘Itarat School’ in Khan al-Ahmar region of Jerusalem on 16 July, 2018

Israeli occupation forces raided a Palestinian school in occupied Jerusalem and detained its headmistress and teacher, as well as summoning others for investigation, Safa news agency reported yesterday.

Local sources told Safa that the Israeli occupation forces and intelligence services raided Muslim Girls Secondary School under the pretext that one of its rooms is used as an office for the Palestinian Education Ministry.

Occupation forces, according to sources, closed the room and detained the headmistress Ikram Al-Waheedi and another teacher. A number of other teachers were then summoned for questioning, computers and documents were also confiscated from the school.

The Palestinian Education Ministry condemned the Israeli “aggression” on the school, the detention of its headmistress and how occupation forces scared the students. In a statement, it said that this is part of the continuous Israeli aggression on the Palestinian education system in the occupied holy city.

The ministry called on the international rights groups and human rights defenders to mobilise against such violations.

READ: MEMO in conversation with Lena Jayyusi

(Source / 02.09.2021)

Israel: Bennett will not attend Egypt-Jordan-Palestine summit

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (2nd R) speaks at the weekly cabinet meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem on 8 August 2021. [RONEN ZVULUN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images]
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (2nd R) speaks at the weekly cabinet meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem on 8 August 2021

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett denied on Wednesday that he is going to attend a tripartite summit for the leaders of Egypt, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority to be held today in Cairo.

His office denied reports about his participation, and pointed out that he is not even planning to meet with PA President Mahmoud Abbas in the long term.

“There was no intention to hold a meeting between Bennett and Abbas and no such encounter is expected,” said the prime minister’s office. “However, President [Abdel Fattah] Al-Sisi invited Bennett to a meeting in Egypt and they will meet soon.”

READ: Bennett is following the Israeli military and US agenda

Ynet News reported Bennett as saying last week that the meeting is meant to “strengthen and expand the relations between the countries in the region.”

No more details were given about the timeframe of the prospective visit to Egypt, which is scheduled to take place in the resort of Sharm Al-Sheikh.

The heads of state of Egypt, Jordan and Palestine are meeting in Cairo to agree on a message to be sent to the Biden administration. It is expected to include a request to preserve the two-state solution and take practical measures to curb Israel’s illegal settlements.

(Source / 02.09.2021)

Video| Israeli settler rams his vehicle into Palestinian child, injures him

Hebron (QNN)- An Israeli settler on Thursday morning rammed his vehicle into a Palestinian child and injured him near the illegal settlement of Kiryat Arba in Hebron in the occupied West Bank.

Local sources said that an 8-year-old Palestinian child, identified as Abdelrahim al-Jabari, was run over by an Israeli settler, who fled the scene and injured the child.

The child was rushed to a hospital for treatment, where medics described his condition as moderate.

Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the occupied West Bank.

There are over 700,000 Israeli settlers living in illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem in violation of international law, particularly the Fourth Geneva Convention.

(Source / 02.09.2021)

Palestinian detainee in Israeli jails ends his hunger strike after 33 days

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Palestinian detainee in Israeli jails, Ahmad Hamamra broke his hunger strike on Wednesday, which continued for 33 days.

The Palestinian Commission of Detainees’ and ex-Detainees’ Affairs said that Ahmad Hamamra broke his hunger strike yesterday after 33 days, following reaching an agreement with the Israeli occupation authorities to release him on February 14, 2022.

Ahmad Hamamra’s health condition has been deteriorating as he suffers from health problems in the colon and the stomach, and he lost 17 kilograms of his weight.

There are now another 6 hunger-striking prisoners in the Israeli jails, as they have entered the hunger strike in protest of their unfair administrative detention in Israeli jails without a charge or trial.

The 6 hunger-striking prisoners are:

•Kayed Fasfous, the longest hunger-striking prisoner, as he enters today the 50th day
•Alaa Al-A’raj
•Miqdad al-Kawasma
•Hisham abu Hawash
•Rayek Bisharat
•Shadi abu Akaer

Around 40 Palestinian detainees started hunger strike since the start of 2021, in protest against Israel’s detention without a charge or trial.

Administrative detention is illegal under international law, however, the occupation state uses it to repress the Palestinian people.

‘Israel’ routinely uses administrative detention and has, over the years, placed thousands of Palestinians behind bars for periods ranging from several months to several years, without charging them, without telling them what they are accused of, and without disclosing the alleged evidence to them or to their lawyers.

Thus, the hunger strike is a method of a non-violent resistance which the prisoners use to protect their lives and their fundamental rights and a response to the occupation racist policies which they face in the prisons.

There are 4,850 Palestinian political prisoners held in Israeli jails, among the prisoners are 540 administrative detainees held without charge or trial, 225 child prisoners and 41 female prisoners.

In June only, 615 Palestinians, including 92 minors and 24 women, were detained by Israeli occupation, while 100 administrative detention orders were issued.

In 2020 only, the Israeli occupation forces arrested 4,634 Palestinians, among them 543 children and 128 women, in addition to issuing 1,114 administrative detention orders.

By the end of March 2021, the number of Palestinian prisoners and detainees reached 4,450, including 37 women, 140 children, and 440 administrative detainees.

By the end of May 2021, the number of Palestinian prisoners and detainees in Israeli jails reached 4,277 Palestinians, including 435 administrative detainees.

(Source / 02.09.2021)

Israeli naval forces open fire at fishermen in Gaza, injuring one

Israeli occupation’s navy opened fire earlier on Thursday at Palestinian fishermen sailing off Al-Sudaniya area in Gaza City, injuring one of them.

Local sources said that earlier today, fishermen were sailing at about six nautical miles from the shore of Al-Sudaniya area in Gaza City when Israeli naval forces opened gunfire toward them, injuring one in his foot and forcing the other fishermen to return to the shore.

The injured man was rushed to a hospital to get urgent medical treatment as medics described his injury as moderate.

‘Israel’ has maintained a blockade on the Gaza Strip since 2007.

It imposes tight restrictions on the work of fishermen off the coast of the Gaza Sea, citing security reasons.

The Israeli navy also deliberately targets fishing boats and fishermen on a daily basis.

The Israelis open fire, use water cannons, and damage fishing nets and boats’ engines in their efforts to terrorize fishermen.

Gaza has approximately 3,000 fishermen, of whom only 800 work on some 700 boats.

Some 70,000 Palestinians in Gaza make a living directly or indirectly from fishing, according to official Palestinian statistics.

(Source / 02.09.2021)