In June, ‘Israel’ arrested 464 Palestinians, including 70 minors

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Israeli occupation authorities arrested 464 Palestinians last month, including 70 minors and 18 women, and 3873 Palestinians since the start of this year, Palestinian prisoners’ advocacy groups said on Thursday.

In their joint-monthly report, the Palestinian Commission of Detainees and ex-Detainee affairs, the Palestinian Prisoner Society, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, and Wadi Hilweh Information Center said that 159 of those arrested in June and 1896 since the start of 2022 were from the eastern part of occupied Jerusalem, and 15 arrested in June and 64 since the start of this year were from the Gaza Strip.

The groups also said that Israeli occupation issued 153 administrative detention orders against Palestinians in June, including 58 new orders and 95 renewal orders, and 862 orders since the start of this year, including 398 new orders.

The groups said a total of 4650 Palestinian detainees are currently held in Israeli occupation prisons, including 30 women, 180 minors, and about 650 held in administrative detention without a charge or trial.

Hundreds of ill Palestinian detainees are still held in Israeli prisons, 23 of them are suffering from various levels of cancer, added the groups.

(Source / 07.07.2022)

Israeli Colonizers Attack A Palestinian Family In Hebron

On Thursday, illegal Israeli colonizers attacked a Palestinian family in their home in the Birin area in Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the National and Popular Committees against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, said the colonizer came from the illegal Entnael colony, built on stolen Palestinian lands east of Yatta.

Jabour added that the colonizers attacked Ibrahim al-Hreini and his family in their home, leading to a scuffle when the family tried to defend itself.

The colonizers infiltrated the family’s lands unnoticed before breaking into the property and attacking the family.

(Source / 07.07.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Carwash Facility, Bulldoze Lands, Near Jerusalem

Israeli invaded, Thursday, Nabi Samuel village, northwest of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, before demolishing a carwash facility and bulldozing lands.

Media sources said the soldiers demolished a carwash facility owned by Anas Obeid, and bulldozed lands, owned by Lu’ay al-Kiswani, in the village.

The Israeli army claimed the facility was built without a permit and uprooted the lands as part of the ongoing illegal colonialist activities.

Nabi Samuel village has been subject to frequent Israeli violations since 1971; the Israeli occupation demolished about %80 of its homes and completely isolated it from Jerusalem and other parts of the West Bank when it isolated the village and its lands with the illegal Annexation Wall.

(Source / 07.07.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Abduct two Siblings Near Tulkarem

On Thursday dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded Zeita town, north of Tulkarem in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and abducted two siblings.

Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the town before the soldiers stormed and searched a few homes.

They added that the soldiers abducted two siblings, Ahmad, and Laith Sa’id Abu al-Ezz, and took them to an unknown destination.

(Source / 07.07.2022)

PCHR: “Cancer Patient Dies After Israeli Authorities Deny His Travel for Treatment Abroad”

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the Israeli occupation authorities’ ongoing ban of the Gaza Strip’s patients from traveling for treatment at the Palestinian hospitals in the West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem, and Israeli hospitals.

In a serious development, Jihad Mousa Humaidan Al-Qedra (55), a patient with nasopharyngeal cancer, died. Al-Qedra had obtained a medical referral for treatment at Al-Mutala’ (Augusta Victoria) Hospital in occupied Jerusalem, where it was decided that he needs a nuclear scan at Patients Friends Hospital in Nablus.

The Health Ministry’s Coordination and Liaison Department applied for a travel permit on 29 May and 22 June 2022; however, the Israeli authorities replied that his request is still under “security check”.

According to PCHR’s investigations, Al-Qedra suffered nasopharyngeal cancer since March 2020 and received chemotherapy and radiotherapy at Al-Mutla’ Hospital in Jerusalem.

Last April, the doctors decided that he needs a nuclear scan at the Patient’s Friends Hospital in Nablus on April 26, 2022.

He filed requests to the Civil Affairs Ministry’s Coordination and Liaison Department to obtain a permit to travel via Erez crossing to the hospital for treatment, but a day before the appointment, the Israeli occupation replied that his request is still under security check.

Al-Qedra applied again after obtaining appointments from the hospital on 29/05/2022 and 22/06/2022, but the Israeli authorities responded that the request is still under security check. This delay deteriorated his health condition, and he was taken to Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis, where he was pronounced dead on 04/07/2022.

According to PCHR’s follow-up, since the beginning of this year, the Israeli authorities obstructed the travel of 2900 patients from the Gaza Strip for treatment abroad since there is no treatment for them at the Gaza Strip hospitals; most of them are cancer, blood, and heart patients.

IOF invokes various reasons and excuses to prevent Gaza patients from traveling for treatment; including requests under security check, summoning patients for a security interview, requests denied for having a relative illegally residing in the West Bank or Israel, and the treatment available in Gaza hospitals. Such restrictions have caused the death of 3 patients since the beginning of this year.

These restrictions accompanied the deterioration of the health system in the Gaza Strip triggered by the Israeli-imposed closure for 15 years, as the Gaza Strip hospitals suffer from an acute shortage of essential drugs and medical devices and an insufficient number of specialized health professionals; rendering the hospitals unable to treat many serious diseases and so raising the number of patients referred for treatment abroad for the last few years.

 In light of the above, PCHR calls on the international community, including the High Contracting Parties to the 1949 Fourth Geneva Convention, and the UN bodies and international organizations, to pressure the occupation to assume their legal responsibilities toward the residents of the Gaza Strip, including patients, and to ensure an appropriate and safe mechanism is provided for their travel.

PCHR calls on the international community to pressure Israel to lift the closure imposed on the Gaza Strip in line with Security Council Resolution No. 1860, and to import the medical supplies used in radiotherapy, chemical drugs and periodic examinations for cancer patients that are not available in Gaza hospitals.

(Source / 07.07.2022)

During Training, Israeli Soldiers Target Palestinian Homes With Live Fire

On Wednesday, Israeli soldiers targeted many Palestinian homes with live fire during training in Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Fuad al-Amour, the coordinator of the Protection and Steadfastness Committees in Masafer Yatta and Southern Hebron Hills, said the soldiers targeted the homes with live fire in the Khallet ad0-Dabe’ area in Masafer Yatta, causing damage to at least four homes.

The live Israeli army fire destroyed and damaged ceilings and walls of at least four homes owned by Palestinians from the Dababsa family and caused anxiety attacks among many Palestinians, especially the children.

Al-Amour said that the army started, several days ago, the live-fire drills in Be’er al-Qitt, the al-Halawa community, and several dwellings in Masafer Yatta where Israel has been trying to displace the families and use their lands for military purposes and its illegal colonialist activities.

Earlier this year, the Israeli High Court denied an appeal filed by Palestinians from twelve communities in Masafer Yatta after the Israeli occupation army designated these areas as “live-fire training zones,” an issue that paves the way for demolishing these communities and displacing the families.

(Source / 07.07.2022)