PRCS: At least 83 Palestinians injured in Beta, Beit Dajan

Clashes in Beta
Clashes in Beta

Gaza Post – Israeli occupation forces assulated and wounded on Friday at least 83 Palestinian protesters during weekly demonstrations against the ongoing illegal Israeli settlements of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) reported.

 local director of the PRCS, Ahmed Jibril stated in a press statement that in Beta town, southeast of Nablus in the northern West Bank, five young men were shot with rubber-coated steel rounds, including an international solidarity activist.

Five demonstrators suffered fall related injuries, two from burns, and at least 62 protesters suffered the toxic effects of tear gas inhalation according to the statement.

Jibril said that nine protesters suffocated on tear gas at the weekly demonstration in Beit Dajan village, located east of Nablus.

Besides, he clarified that the Israeli forces blockaded the roads leading to the gathering sites, which obstructed the ambulance crews’ ability to assist the injured, a common tactic used by the occupation forces.

(Source / 13.11.2021)

Settlers attack Palestinian near Gethsemane Church in Jerusalem

Jerusalem
Jerusalem

Jerusalem Gaza Post – Extremist sttlers attacked on Thursday night  a young Jerusalemite on his motorbike, near the Gethsemane Church in Jerusalem according to local sources.

Local sources stated that settlers attacked a young man who was riding his motorcycle last night, near the Gethsemane Church.

It reported that the attack was while the occupation forces stormed the area.

It is noteworthy that the Jerusalem Governorate monitored (14) attacks on young men by stabbing, attempting to suffocate, run over, severe beating, and throw stones at their workplaces by settlers during the past three months, July, August and September of the year 2021.

(Source / 13.11.2021)

Islamic Jihad launches new rocket: sources

Baha Abu al-Ata
Baha Abu al-Ata

Gaza Post – Saraya al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement launched a new rocket named after Baha Abu al-Ata, a commander who was killed by the Israeli occupation in an assassination according to local sources.

Sources reported that during the ceremony to unveil the rocked in commemoration of the Islamic Jihad commander hundreds of people in Gaza were participating. 

 Saraya al-Quds Brigades held last Thursday a large-scale military parade on the second anniversary of the assassination of Baha Abu al-Ata and hundreds of people marched on the Gaza streets while holding arms and pictures of the martyred commander.

Military vehicles carrying various units of Saraya al-Quds Brigades including scuba divers, infantry units as well as snipers unit took part in this parade according to sources. 

Israeli occupation forces raided Baha Abu al-Ata’s home on Nov. 12, 2019, in eastern Gaza and assassinated him and his wife.

(Source / 13.11.2021)

‘Outlawed’ Palestinian organizations urge UN offices and representatives to continue pressure on Israel

Days of Palestine – Ramallah – Six West Bank-based Palestinian human rights and civil society organizations recently designated by Israel as “terrorist” organizations sent joint letters to United Nations Offices and Representatives urging continued international pressure on Israel to cancel its decision.

Al-Haq, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, Bisan Center for Research and Development, Defense for Children International-Palestine (DCI-P), the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC), and the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees (UPWC) sent letters expressing their appreciation for the statement from the United Nations special rapporteurs condemning the designations as “a frontal attack on the Palestinian human rights movement, and on human rights everywhere.”

Read More: Groups denounce Israel’s assault on rights and civil society organizations as an attempt to silence Palestinians

The organizations also welcomed the strong statement of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, that “claiming rights before a UN or other international body is not an act of terrorism, advocating for the rights of women in the occupied Palestinian territory is not terrorism, and providing legal aid to detained Palestinians is not terrorism.”

Additionally, the organizations sent letters to the UN Secretary-General Antَnio Guterres and the Human Rights Council President Nazhat Shameem Khan urging them to use their unique position to unequivocally condemn the Israeli designations and attempts to smear human rights work and to underline the importance of work by Palestinian civil society and the UN support of human rights advocacy, whether in Palestine or around the world.

Read More: UN and international development agencies stand by Palestinian civil society organizations in the occupied territory

“Our organizations reiterate that Israel’s designation constitutes the latest in an escalating series of smear attacks and institutionalized violence against defenders of the Palestinian people’s human rights and fundamental freedoms,” said the six groups in their joint letters. “It forms part of Israel’s strategy to maintain its apartheid regime of institutionalized racial discrimination and domination over the Palestinian people as a whole, by silencing human rights defenders.”

They said, “The arbitrary designation, targeting six of the most eminent Palestinian CSOs places serious obstacles on their documentation and monitoring of human rights violations, accountability work to prosecute Israel’s war crimes and crimes against humanity, and legal and advocacy efforts. These obstacles include, but are not limited to, the negative impact on funding from international partners due to Israel’s delegitimization campaign, raids of the Israeli military on Palestinian CSOs and the concurrent raids on offices and confiscation of essential data or the arrest of the organization’s staff members and prominent human rights defenders and advocates.”

The six organizations said they “appreciate the massive outpouring of support, condemnations of the designation and condemnation of the Israeli claims as unsubstantiated, by international civil society as well as government and organizational representatives.”

In order to foster justice and dignity for Palestinians suffering daily violations of their basic right and in order to ensure the continuation of international human rights work, the six organizations called upon the international community, the UN member states and its high offices to:

1. Call on Israel, to urgently rescind the designations as acts which violate the freedoms of opinion and expression, and freedom of association, and amount to an act of apartheid prosecutable under Article 7(2)(h) of the Rome Statute;

2. Publish a bulletin to banks and financial institutions, putting them on notice to dismiss as inapplicable, Israel’s terrorist designation of the six Palestinian organizations;

3. Communicate directly with, and recommend, that the European Union and Third States remove “terrorism” clauses as internal conditions placed on donor funding of civil society organizations in the occupied Palestinian territory (OPT);

4. Call on UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, Fionnuala Nي Aolلin, to examine the compatibility of the Anti-Terror Law, 2016 with International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law;

5. Denounce the application of the Anti-Terror Law, 2016 to civil society organizations in the OPT as an overreaching of Israel’s domestic law to the OPT;

6. Call on Israel to repeal the Anti-Terror Law, 2016 effectively used to institutionalize the persecution of human rights defenders and entrench its colonial domination over the Palestinian people and their lands;

7. Urge Israel to immediately cease its systematic and ongoing policies and practices aimed at intimidating and silencing Palestinian civil society and human rights defenders, in breach of their right to freedom of expression, including through arbitrary detention, torture and other ill-treatment, institutionalized hate speech and incitement, residency revocation, deportations, and other forms of coercive or punitive measures.

(Source / 13.11.2021)

Haneyya: Qabha’s funeral procession reflected loyalty to resistance

Days of Palestine – Jenin – Head of Hamas’s political bureau Ismail Haneyya has described the massive popular participation in the funeral of Wasfi Qabha as “a renewed pledge of allegiance to Hamas, the resistance and the national constants.”

In a speech over the phone at the funeral service on Saturday, Haneyya said that the stately participation of Hamas cadres in the funeral of Qabha reflected the Movement’s ability to absorb changes, adapt to all circumstances and overcome challenges.

Read More: On the 104th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration; Hamas said all forms of resistance “legitimate” to restore ursuped rights

He also said that the funeral procession reasserted that the al-Ayyash’s West Bank is still loyal to its resistance and that al-Qassam Brigades is still known for its men and people who make great sacrifices to defend Jerusalem and the Aqsa Mosque.

“Such solemn funeral can only be for great and loyal people, who carried the holy Qur’an and the gun together in their hands and were always in the front positions,” the Hamas leader underlined.

Read More: Haneyya calls for tearing up normalization deals

(Source / 13.11.2021)

Hunger striker Fasfous may die any moment, doctors warn

Days of Palestine – Ramallah – Asra Media Office said that Israeli doctors told hunger-striking prisoner Kayed al-Fasfous that he was close to sudden death at any moment.

Asra Media quoted the hunger striker’s brother as saying that doctors talked about the presence of clots in Fasfous’s blood that could lead to his death.

Read More: Palestinian hunger striker: Our lives in danger

Fasfous is one of five prisoners who have been on open-ended hunger strike for different periods in protest at their detention administratively, with no indictments or trials.

However, Fasfous, from Dura town in al-Khalil, is considered the longest hunger striker as he has been on hunger strike for 122 days.

Read More: A nightmare for Gaza’s young doctors

The other hunger-striking administrative detainees are Alaa al-Araj, Hisham Abu Hawash, Ayyad al- Harimi and Louay al-Ashqar. They have been on hunger strike for 98, 89, 52 and 34 days respectively.

(Source / 13.11.2021)

Army Injures 83 Demonstrators in Beita and Beit Dajan

Israeli forces attacked and injured, on Friday, at least 83 Palestinian protesters during weekly demonstrations against the ongoing illegal Israeli colonization of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) announced.

The local director of the PRCS, Ahmed Jibril, in a statement, said that in Beita town, southeast of Nablus in the northern West Bank, five young men were shot with rubber-coated steel rounds, including an international solidarity activist.

Five demonstrators suffered fall related injuries, two from burns, and at least 62 protesters suffered the toxic effects of tear gas inhalation.

Jibril added that nine protesters suffocated on tear gas at the weekly demonstration in Beit Dajan village, located east of Nablus.

Furthermore, he stated that the Israeli forces blockaded the roads leading to the gathering sites, which obstructed the ambulance crews’ ability to assist the injured, a common tactic used by the occupation forces.

Palestinian protesters throw tear gas canisters back towards the Israeli soldiers

(Source / 13.11.2021)

Israeli interrogator threatened Palestinian detainee that a crime will be committed against his family unless he confesses

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- An Israeli report revealed that the Shin Bet is practicing torture against Palestinian detainees from the 1948-occupied territories and threatened some of them that crimes will be committed against their families unless they confess.

A report by the Israeli journalist Raviv Drucker for the Israeli channel 13, revealed that Shin Bet interrogators obtained confessions from Palestinian detainees through torture and threatening. Some detainees have even confessed crimes that they did not commit due to the brutal forms of torture.

In one of the cases, the Israeli Shin Bet accused young men from occupied Jaffa of attacking an Israeli soldier last May. Confessions were obtained from the young men under torture. However, their lawyer was able to reach footage from street surveillance cameras proving that they did not attack the soldier.

One of the detainees, who were subjected to torture, revealed that he was threatened that if he doesn’t confess a murder will be committed against his family, which proves that Israeli authorities support armed gangs in Palestinian villages.

Another detainee said that the Israelis threatened him that if he doesn’t confess of whatever they tell him, he will be sent to administrative detention, which will be renewed every six months.

(Source / 13.11.2021)

Doctors: Fasfous close to sudden death

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- The family of Kayed Al Fasfous said that doctors told him that he is close to sudden death and that they noticed signs indicating the formation of blood clots.

Fasfous, who has been on hunger strike for 122 days in protest against his administrative detention without charges or trials, is held at Barzilai hospital. His condition has been described as deteriorating.

The Israeli authorities refuse to release him desire his serious condition. He occasionally loses consciousness, and he suffers from tachycardia, pains in his chest, and low blood pressure.

Fasfous, from Dora in occupied Hebron, is a father of one girl. He, and members of his family, were subjected to arbitrary arrests on several occasions, which prevented him from completing his university studies.

(Source / 13.11.2021)

Five detainees continue hunger strike in protest against administrative detention

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Five detainees continue their hunger strike in protest against administrative detention for periods reaching 121 days.

The detainees are Kayed Fasfous, who has been on hunger strike for 121 days, Ala’a A’raj (97 days), Hisham Abu Hawwash (88 days), Lu’ai Al Ashqar (33 days) and Ayyad Al Hureimi (51 days).

On Friday, the media adviser for the Committee of Detainees and Former Deyainees’ Affairs, Hasan Abed Rabbu, said that the five detainees are suffering from very serious health conditions. Kayed Al Fasfous suffers occasionally loses consciousness and he suffers from tachycardia in addition to low blood pressure and he is facing the danger of sudden death.

Abed Rabbu added that the situation would affect Fasfous’ Kidneys, heart, lungs, and nerves. He noted that the committee appealed for the IsraeliSupreme Court, demanding to release Fasfous and end his unlawful administrative detention.

He added that an Israeli court on Thursday extended the detention of Ala’a Al A’raj for eight days and submitted an indictment against him, trying to stall.

The Israeli court also decreased the administrative detention of Abu Hawwash from six to four renewable months, which is only an attempt to deceive the public opinion and human rights organizations.

It is worth mentioning that Miqdad Al Qawasmeh ended his 113-day hunger strike on Thursday after the Israeli authorities decided to release him next February.

(Source / 13.11.2021)