For 77th day, Palestinian administrative detainees continue to boycott Israeli Military Courts

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Around 490 Palestinian administrative detainees in Israeli prisons continue to boycott Israeli Military Courts for the 77th day in a row.

Palestinian prisoner advocacy groups said this move came in protest against Israel’s administrative detention without charges or trials.

The Palestinian detainees have been boycotting the Israeli Military Courts since January 1, 2022.

The boycott includes initial hearings to uphold the administrative detention order, as well as appeal hearings and later sessions at the Supreme Court.

“Our Decision is Freedom … No to Administrative Detention”

Under the banner, “Our decision is freedom … no to administrative detention,” the detainees said their move comes as a continuation of longstanding Palestinian efforts “to put an end to the unjust administrative detention.”

They noted that Israel’s use of this policy has expanded in recent years to include women, children and elderly people.

“Israeli military courts are an important aspect for the occupation in its system of oppression,” the detainees said.

They also described courts as a “barbaric, racist tool.”

This tool “has consumed hundreds of years from the lives of our people under the banner of administrative detention, no through nominal and fictitious courts.”

Since March 2002, the number of Palestinians in administrative detention has never fallen below 100.

In 2015 alone, ‘Israel’ issued 1248 administrative detention orders.

There are now 4,400 Palestinians in Israeli prisons, including around 490 administrative detainees.

‘Israel’ issued 1,114 administrative detention orders in 2020.

In 2021, however, ‘Israel’ issued 1,595 administrative detention orders against the Palestinians.

In January 2022, ‘Israel’ issued 96 administrative detention orders while 107 in February.

Since the start of 2022 till the end of February, ‘Israel’ has issued 203 administrative detention orders against Palestinians.

(Source / 18.03.2022)

Thousands of Palestinians perform Fajr prayer at Al-Aqsa Mosque

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Thousands of Palestinian worshipers performed at Friday dawn the Al-Fajr prayer at the Al-Aqsa in occupied Jerusalem.

The Palestinians performed the Al-Fajr prayer with the intention of supporting the “Great Fajr” campaign to pray at the holy sites.

Photos | Thousands of Palestinian worshippers performed Fajr prayer at Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied #Jerusalem, today.

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Then the Palestinians, including several families, gathered in the courtyards of the mosque.

They confirmed their spiritual links to the holy site and rejected the Israeli systematic Judaization policy.

However, well-armed Israeli occupation soldiers obstructed the movement of dozens of Palestinians heading to the mosque, earlier today.

They also searched them, harassed them, and confiscated their ID cards.

Moreover, the forces stopped a bus loaded with Palestinians coming from the Kafr Qasim city.

They prevented them from entering and praying at the holy site, before searching all of their ID cards and allowing them to enter.

The forces also brutally assaulted a female worshiper because she tried to take pictures for the dozens of Palestinians who were not allowed to enter to the holy site.

Every Friday, thousands of Palestinians stream to the Al-Aqsa mosque, the world’s third-holiest site for Muslims.

They recite the Holy Quran before performing the Al-Fajr prayer and later the Friday prayer.

Israeli forces always facilitate settlers’ incursions to the mosque which has been intensively allowed by occupation authorities since 2003.

34,562 settlers broke into the holy site in 2021, setting a new record.

In 2020, 19,000 settlers broke into the mosque and 29,700 settlers in 2019, according to Al-Qastal.

In January, 3078 extremist settlers broke into Al-Aqsa Mosque and 3,698 in February.

Jews refer to the area as the Temple Mount, claiming it was the site of two prominent Jewish temples in ancient times.

The complex also includes the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, one of the most sacred Christian sites in the world.

(Source / 18.03.2022)

Soldiers Assault Ailing Detainee In Megiddo Prison

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers in Megiddo prison assaulted an ailing Palestinian political prisoner, causing various lacerations and severe bruises.

The PPS said the detainee, Khalil Mousa Misbah, from Jenin refugee camp in northern West Bank, was assaulted by several soldiers in his solitary confinement cell in Megiddo prison.

It added that Khalil, who was abducted in 2003 and sentenced to twenty years in prison, is one of the dozens of ailing detainees subject to constant violations and denied the right to proper medical treatment.

Khalil has several chronic health issues, including in his bowels, stomach, and blood vessels, and requires frequent medical treatment and monitoring.

The PPS said that Misbah has been transferred to several Israeli prisons at least four times and is constantly placed in solitary confinement.

The PPS said the escalating Israeli violations are part of illegal policies targeting the detainees and their fundamental rights.

It held the Israeli Prison Authority responsible for Khalil’s life and called on various legal and human rights groups to intervene and end the constant Israeli violations of fundamental rights guaranteed by International Law and the Fourth Geneva Convention.

(Source / 18.03.2022)

Army Abducts Two Palestinians Near Nablus

On Thursday, the Israeli army soldiers announced the arrest of two young Palestinian men who allegedly exchanged fire with Israeli soldiers near Araqba village, southeast of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

The army said the incident occurred Wednesday when the army invaded the area before the soldiers came under Palestinian fire.

The Israeli army said one of the abducted Palestinians was shot by the soldiers, adding that the army has been trying to locate the Palestinians believed to be behind the fire exchange.

On Wednesday, the army surrounded Aqraba before invading it and initiated a massive search campaign, leading to protests.

(Source / 18.03.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians In Bethlehem

On Thursday evening, Israeli soldiers injured several Palestinians in Husan village, west of Bethlehem city, in the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said the soldiers invaded the al-Mteina area at the eastern entrance of Husan, leading to protests.

The soldiers fired many gas bombs, concussion grenades, and rubber-coated steel bullets at the protesters.

Medical sources said many Palestinians were injured, mainly due to tear gas inhalation, and a few suffered cuts and bruises.

(Source / 18.03.2022)

Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Jenin And Nablus

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday evening, three Palestinians, including two children in Jenin and Nablus, in the northern parts of the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said the soldiers installed a military roadblock at the entrance of Zabbouba village, west of Jenin, before stopping and searching dozens of cars and residents.

The sources added that the soldiers abducted a young man, Mohammad Nihad Jaradat, and took him to an unknown destination.

The soldiers also invaded Nablus, leading to protests before abducting two children; one of them was identified as Yamen Monadel Mesh’ati.

(Source / 18.03.2022)

WAFA: “Israeli Prison Guards Assault A Palestinian Prisoner In Megiddo”

RAMALLAH, Thursday, March 17, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli prison guards today brutally assaulted and beat up Khalil Musa Musbah, a Palestinian prisoner with chronic disease incarcerated in the Israeli prison of Megiddo, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said in a statement.

Musbah is already suffering chronic health problems in the stomach, intestines, and blood vessels, according to PPS, a Ramallah-based prisoner advocacy group. He has been in prison since 2003 and is serving a 20-year prison sentence.

Musbah was moved to the Israeli prison of Asqalan in the aftermath of the attack, the group added.

PPS held the Israeli occupation authorities responsible for any deterioration in the health condition of prisoner Musbah and urged all the human rights organizations concerned, on top of which the ICRC, to intervene to ensure his safety.

There are over 4,500 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli detention imprisoned for their activism in resisting the Israeli occupation of their homeland.

(Source / 18.03.2022)