Rainwater floods the detention rooms of “Hawara” detention center

Days of Palestine – Ramallah – Rainwater has submerged several rooms where Palestinian detainees are held in the Israeli detention center of Huwwara, south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, according to the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Commission.

The Commission said in a statement that prisoners’ belongings, including clothes, mattresses and blankets, were all flooded with rainwater due to the lack of the safety and protection requirements by the Israeli occupation authorities.

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An attorney of the Commission, who was allowed to visit the 11 Palestinian detainees held in Huwwara, said the detainees felt terribly cold and were seen quivering and had pale faces due to the freezing weather and the lack of any source of heating there.

The Commission said the Huwwara detention center is now considered the worst Israeli detention facility in terms of the maltreatment of the detainees and the lack of basic health requirements.

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Detainees there have already complained to the Commission about the maltreatment, lack of mattresses and sufficient food, coupled by a lack of heating and hygiene requirements.

The 11 detainees called onall international human rights organizations, on top of which the International Committee of the Red Cross, to visit them to have a close look at the inhumane and miserable imprisonment conditions they are facing. 

(Source / 17.01.2021)

The Palestinian prisoner, Muntaser Abu Ghalyoun, enters his 18th year in Israeli prisons

Days of Palestine – Jenin – The prisoner, Montaser Saleh Abu Ghalyoun, 46, from Jenin Camp, entered his 18th year, Sunday, in the Israeli occupation prisons.

The director of the prisoner club in Jenin, Montasser Samour, said that the occupation forces arrested Abu Ghalyoun on February 18, 2004.

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The prisoner’s family said that their son was subjected to a harsh investigation that lasted for three continuous months at the “Jalameh” center, before the occupation court in “Ofer” sentenced him to five life imprisonment and 50 years, and the occupation authorities demolished their home.

They indicated that his brother Ammar is also detained by the occupation, who refuses to gather them in one room, pointing out that most of the family members are prevented from visiting him.

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(Source / 17.01.2021)

Health Minister says 20 Palestinians died of coronavirus and 578 new cases recorded in 24 hours

Days of Palestine – Ramallah – In her daily report on coronavirus in Palestine, Minister of Health Mai Alkaila said today that 20 people have died, 578 new cases were recorded, and 862 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours.

Six people died in the Gaza Strip, twelve in the West Bank, and two in Jerusalem recorded over two days, she said.

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It indicated that new injuries were recorded in the governorates as follows: Tubas (22), Bethlehem (35), Nablus (47), Tulkarm (25), Salfit (17), the suburbs of Jerusalem (8), Qalqilya (8), Jericho. Al-Aghwar (3), Jenin (20), Ramallah and Al-Bireh (37), Hebron (28), Gaza Strip (212), and Jerusalem (116), indicating that 4,086 tests were performed.

Al-Kaila added that the new cases of recovery were recorded according to the following: Tubas (27), Bethlehem (41), Tulkarm (29), Salfit (19), Qalqilya (23), Jericho and Al-Aghwar (9), Jenin (21), Ramallah and Al-Bireh. (75), Hebron (32), Gaza Strip (360), Jerusalem (226).

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Recoveries account for 91.8 percent of total cases since the pandemic outbreak in March, active cases for 7.1 percent and the death toll accounts for 1.1 percent.

The Minister of Health said 84 patients remain in intensive care, including 21 on ventilators.

(Source / 17.01.2021)

The occupation detains a Palestinian man and his wife in Jerusalem

Days of Palestine – Jerusalem – The Israeli occupation forces on Sunday arrested Mohammed Eid Masharah, 49, and his wife, Khetam, 42, from the town of Jabal Al-Mukaber, in occupied Jerusalem.

Local sources reported that the occupation forces arrested them after they raided their home and searched it, noting that muhammad masharah is the brother of the two prisoners, ramadan and fahmi, who are serving a life sentence of 20 repeated sentences, according to the Commission of Detainees Affairs.

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(Source / 17.01.2021)

Settlers injure a child and attempt to kidnap her in Madama village, south of Nablus

Days of Palestine – Nablus – The Palestinian girl, Hala Mash’hour Qutt, 11, sustained injuries today as a group of hardcore settlers attacked her family’s house in the village of Madama, to the south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, according to a local source.

Local sources said that settlers attacked the house of the girl’s family, located in the southeastern region of the village, with stones, and smashed its windows, injuring her with a stone in her head, and they also attempted to kidnap the girl, but were fended off by local Palestinian residents who thwarted the kidnapping attempt and forced the settlers out of the village.

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The girl was moved to a hospital in Nablus city for medical treatment.

The village of Madama is exposed to repeated attacks by settlers who attack citizens’ homes and properties, attacks on farmers and expel them from their lands, under the protection of the Israeli occupation forces, in addition to cutting down old olive trees, in an attempt to seize the village’s lands.

Read More: Settlers raze large tracts of Palestinian land south of Nablus

(Source / 17.01.2021)

Israeli forces arrest two Palestinians during clashes north of Tulkarm

Days of Palestine – Tulkarm – The Israeli occupation forces arrested, on Friday evening, two young men from the Shweika suburb, north of Tulkarm.

Local sources said that the occupation forces arrested the two young men, Fadi Yasser Najjar and Adham Samer Al-Aqra, during clashes that took place in a suburb, during which Israeli soldiers fired tear gas canisters at the youths who threw stones at them, causing tens of suffocation.

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(Source / 16.01.2021)

Abbas sets the date for the general Palestinian elections; Hamas welcomes

Days of Palestine – Ramallah – The Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas issued this Friday evening a presidential decree regarding holding general elections in three stages.

According to the decree, legislative elections will be held on 5/22/2021, and the presidential elections on 7/31/2021 provided that the results of the Legislative Council elections are considered the first stage in the formation of the Palestinian National Council provided that the National Council is completed on 8/31/2021 according to the basic system to the Palestine Liberation Organization and the national understandings so that elections for the National Council are to be held wherever possible.

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This came after Abbas received the head of the Central Elections Committee, Hanna Nasir, this evening, at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah, where he directed the election commission and all state agencies to start launching a democratic election campaign in all governorates of the homeland, including Jerusalem, and to initiate a national dialogue focusing on Mechanisms of this process.

Meanwhile, Hamas movement welcomed the presidential decree that set the date for the general, legislative and presidential elections and the National Council.

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In a statement, the movement affirmed its keenness to make this entitlement a success in the interest of the Palestinian people.

(Source / 16.01.2021)

Israeli forces open fire towards farmers lands east of Khan Yunis

Days of Palestine – Gaza – Israeli occupation forces opened fire, on Saturday morning, at Palestinian agricultural lands east of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip.

Local resources reported that the occupation forces based in military towers and tanks behind the border strip east of Khan Yunis fired their machine guns at the agricultural lands of the citizens in Al-Fokhary area, east of the city.

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The occupation forces deliberately target farmers in the border agricultural lands in the north and east of the Gaza Strip.

(Source / 16.01.2021)

Israeli settlers attack Palestinian homes in Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron

Days of Palestine – Hebron – Israeli settlers attacked today, Saturday, the homes and properties of Palestinian citizens in Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron, under the protection of the Israeli occupation forces.

Local sources reported that settlers from “Carmiel, Maon and Avigal” settlements, which are built on the Palestinian lands south of Hebron, attacked citizens’ homes and properties, and attacked shepherds and farmers of the Jabarin and Najjar families, in Al-Batum and Tuenin , threw insults and bad words , as the people confronted them, forcing them to leave.

Read More: Israeli settlers attack Palestinian farmers in Masafer Yatta

Fouad Al-Amor, the coordinator of the Protection and Resilience Committees south of Hebron, appealed to human rights and international intervenee to put an end to the practices of the Israeli settlers, who are trying to force Palestinian citizens to leave their homes and lands, with the aim of seizing them in favor of expanding the settlements.

(Source / 16.01.2021)

“Birds in jails,” a campaign to highlight the suffering of Palestinian children in Israeli jails

Days of Palestine – Ramallah -A media campaign was launched on Saturday entitled “Birds in jails,” aimed at supporting the cause of Palestinian children prisoners in the Israeli occupation jails, and highlighting their suffering and the violations committed against them.

The campaign was launched by MA students in the field of contemporary public relations at the Arab American University, said in a press release that it focuses on two main dimensions in this issue which are the humanitarian and the legal, especially as the Israeli occupation is trying in various ways and methods through arrest, torture, and intimidation to destroy the morale of the Palestinian generations.

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They indicated that the campaign would focus on the legal aspect of arresting children, by introducing the provisions of the UN conventions that called for the child’s right to protection, security, and safety.

The campaign indicated that it will be in the Arabic language, and will include a variety of media, visual, audio, and written, in addition to an infographic, brochures that inform children of prisoners, and the violations they are exposed to.

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The campaign called on the public and activists to interact with it and tweet through their accounts on social networking sites.

The campaign will be launched through a special page on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram, in addition to traditional media, and will be implemented with a number of partner institutions.

(Source / 16.01.2021)