WAFA: “Israel keeps cancer-stricken Palestinian in administrative detention despite his need for medical attention”

RAMALLAH, Monday, November 21, 2022 (WAFA) – Israel is keeping a cancer-stricken Palestinian man in administrative detention despite his urgent need for medical attention, the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) stated.

It said Abdul Baset Mu’tan, 48, from the town of Burqa, east of Ramallah, has colon cancer, and his health is constantly deteriorating.

Mu’tan was slammed with six months in administrative detention in July, only three months after his release from a previous six-month administrative detention sentence.

Following an appeal for his release to allow him to get treatment for cancer, a military court reduced his sentence to four months. However, the six-month order was reinstated following an appeal by the military prosecutor.

The PPS accused Israel of slow murder of Palestinian prisoners, mainly the ill, through its medical negligence policy, urging the immediate release of Mu’tan, who is married with four children and who spent a total of nine years behind Israeli bars for his resistance of the occupation, most of it in administrative detention, to allow him to pursue proper and badly needed treatment at hospitals.

(Source / 23.11.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians Near Hebron

On Monday evening, Israeli soldiers injured several Palestinians who intercepted an attack by illegal Israeli colonizers in the Safa area in Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Local media activist, Mohammad Ayyad Awad, said the locals prevented a group of colonizers from attacking their homes.

He added that Israeli soldiers invaded the town and started firing gas bombs and concussion grenades at the Palestinians, causing many to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

Awad stated that Palestinian medics rushed to the area and provided the needed treatment to the wounded.

(Source / 23.11.2022)

PCHR: “New Unjustified Murder: Palestinian Child Killed and 4 Civilians Injured During Israeli Occupation Forces’ Incursion into Jenin”

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR):
Ref: 145/2022, Date: 21 November 2022, Time: 18:00 GMT

This morning, Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) killed a Palestinian child and injured 4 civilians during IOF’s incursion into al-Hadaf neighborhood adjacent to the Jenin refugee camp.  IOF cordoned off a residential house and arrested a Palestinian deep inside the Palestinian Authority-controlled areas in the West Bank.

This crime unequivocally proves IOF’s loose shooting standards against Palestinians and their policy of shooting to kill or inflict critical injuries without any justification with full support of the highest military and political echelons in Israel.

According to PCHR’s investigations, at around 07:30 on Monday, 21 November 2022, an Israeli special force from “Yamam Unit” sneaked into al-Hadaf neighborhood adjacent to Jenin refugee camp, western Jenin, and cordoned off a house belonging to Rateb Raed Rateb Bali (22).

Moments later, IOF backed by military vehicles and a drone moved into and besieged the neighborhood as well as tightening the siege on the area surrounding the house.

They started heavily shooting at the cordoned house and then fired an Energa grenade at the roof of the 2-storey house, forcing Rateb Bali to surrender to the IOF.  During the house siege that continued till 09:10, Palestinians gathered and threw stones at the Israeli military vehicles in the neighborhood while IOF opened fire at them.

As a result, 5 Palestinians were injured, including Mahmoud ‘Abdel Jalil Hadi al-Sa’di (17), from Jenin refugee camp, who was injured with a bullet in his abdomen near al-Kina intersection near al-Hadaf neighborhood when he was on his way to his school (Martyr Farahat Hashad High School for Boys.)

Al-‘Sa’di along with the others injured were taken to Bin Sinai Private Hospital in Jenin and Dr. Khalil Soliman Governmental Hospital.  At around 10:00, the medical staff at Bin Sinai Hospital announced the death of Mahmoud al-Sa’di after succumbing to his injury.

PCHR’s investigations emphasize that IOF shooting was unjustified as there was no imminent threat or danger posed to the soldiers’ lives; a patter that has repeated itself consistently for the past weeks.

PCHR reiterates its call upon the international community to take immediate action to end Israeli occupation’s crimes and double standards when it comes to international law and urges the ICC Prosecutor to act seriously with regard to the situation in Palestine.

PCHR also demands the High Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention fulfil their obligations as per Common Article 1 of the Convention, “undertake to respect and to ensure respect for the present Convention in all circumstances,” and their obligations under Article 146 of the same Conventions, i.e., to hold accountable persons accused of committing grave breaches of the Convention.

(Source / 23.11.2022)