Israeli authorities release Palestinian prisoner Mais Abo Ghoush

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Palestinian female prisoner Mais Abo Ghoush was released on Monday after 16 months of detention inside Israeli prisons.

3 May 2020, the Israeli military court at Ofer sentenced Mais to 16 months in prison starting from the day of her arrest, 29 August 2019.

Abou Ghoush is a journalism student at Birzeit University and a writer who has worked to publicize the struggles of Palestinian political prisoners and Palestinian refugees.

She was kidnapped in a violent raid on her home in Ramallah in August.

The sentence also included a suspended sentence which begins from the day of her release, and is 12 months in prison for the coming five years. Furthermore, Mais sentence included a 2000 NIS fine as well.

Mais was subjected to harsh investigation and torture inside Israeli jails to the extent that her parents did not recognise her when the occupation summoned them to the center where Mais was imprisoned.

“The investigators brought a tired and exhausted girl whose appearance showed the harsh days she went through. I was angry at the time and told the investigators that this is not my daughter, but she smiled at me, so I calmed down. I started thinking of many questions about what she went through,” said Abu Hussein, Mais’s father.

(Source / 01.12.2020)

Israeli occupation forces a Palestinian family to demolish its house in Jerusalem

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Jerusalem (QNN)- Israeli occupation authorities forced a Palestinian family to demolish its own house in Jabal al-Mukabber southern Jerusalem.

Under the pretext of unlicensed building, the Palestinian Fawaz Abdo desroryed his own100-square-meter house on Monday evening.

Abdo said that the demolition of his house, which he built five years ago, resulted in the displacement of his 6-member family.

The occupation state has demolished dozens of Palestinians houses in occupied Jerusalem under the pretext of being built without permission. Since the beginning of 2020, over 72 families were forced to demolish their own houses themselves.

(Source / 01.12.2020)

Ten Palestinian prisoners suffer from cancer inside Israeli jails

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Palestine (QNN)- The Palestinian Committee for Prisoners and Ex-prisoners Affairs has affirmed that two Palestinian prisoners have been diagnosed with cancer, raising the number of Palestinians who suffer from cancer inside Israeli prisons to 10.

The two prisoners are Nidal Abu Ahour and Imad Abu Ramouz.

The Committee stated that the detainee, Nidal Abu Ahour, 45, from Bethlehem, suffers from kidney cancer and was diagnosed with kidney failure more than ten years ago.

Imad Abu Ramouz, 46 years old, was also diagnosed with a cancerous tumor.

The committee appealed to international medical institutions and International Committee of the Red Cross to necessarily visit those prisoners and provide them with medical care, pointing out that medical negligence in the prisons is the reason behind the deterioration in their health.

(Source / 30.11.2020)

Israeli police arrests five Palestinians during repression of martyr’s funeral

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Israeli forces arrested five young men during the repression of the funeral of Noor Ishqir in occupied Jerusalem last night. The funeral had taken place amid strict measures imposed by the Israeli authorities.

Wadi Hilweh Information Center said Israeli forces repressed the funeral, throwing sound bombs at it near the neighborhood of Suwwaneh and prevented the participants from reaching the Mercy gate after arresting five of them.

The center noted that Israeli forces deployed in the streets leading to the cemetery of the Mercy and Al Asbat gates. Only 20 of the martyr’s family members were allowed to enter the cemetery after seeing their mobile phones.

Noor Ishqir was murdered by Israeli forces last Wednesday at the Zaim military checkpoint in the north of occupied Jerusalem although his family stresses that he put his hands up. The Israelis held his body but they handed it over last night after ordering to pay a 10,000 NIS fine, limit the participants, and not to raise any flags in his funeral.

(Source / 30.11.2020)

Picture| Settler carries out run-over attack on lady and two children in Hebron

Occupied Hebron (QNN)- An Israeli settler ran over a lady and two children at an Israeli military checkpoint near the Ibrahimi mosque in occupied Hebron.

Local and media sources said an illegal settler deliberately rammed a lady, who was accompanied by two children at the so-called Mafiaa military checkpoint near the Ibrahimi mosque.

The teacher Asmaa Salaimeh, who was accompanied by her daughter Sadeen (13 years old) and nephew Majd (5 years old), were all wounded in the attack.

The sources added that they were taken to Al Khalil Hospital they had medium wounds, while the Israeli army closed the area.

(Source / 30.11.2020)

Three Palestinian prisoners have cancer in Israeli jails

Palestinian Commission of Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Affairs announced on Saterday that three Palestinian prisoners are suffering from cancer in Israeli jails.

The three prisoners are Nidal Abu Ahour, Imad Abu Ramouz and Omar Orabi and they all have been diagnosed with cancer.

Abu Ahlur who suffers from kidney cancer is the most serious among the three prisoners.

The Palestinian Commission of Prisoners expressed serious concern about the health condition of the Palestinian prisoners, pointing out that medical negligence in the prisons is the reason behind the deterioration in their health.

Israeli authorities commit flagrant violations against the Palestinian prisoners, including depriving them of the right to healthcare, protection from infectious diseases and non-discrimination.

Israeli occupation detains nearly 5,400 Palestinians, including 41 women, 170 children and 370 administrative detainees who it holds without charge or trial.

(Source / 29.11.2020)

Renew commitment to Palestinian people, UN chief urges

Commemorating the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, UN Secretary-General António Guterres called to renew commitment to the Palestinian people.

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As the @UN turns 75, the question of Palestine remains distressingly unresolved. On #PalestineDay, let’s renew our commitment to the Palestinian people in their quest to achieve their rights and build a future of peace, dignity, justice and security.

“Let us together resolve to renew our commitment to the Palestinian people in their quest to achieve their inalienable rights and build a future of peace, dignity, justice and security,” Guterres stated.

He said that prospects for a two-State solution are growing more distant, pointing out that the expansion of illegal settlements, demolition of Palestinian homes and structures, violence and continued militant activity, are causing great misery.

He urged ‘Israeli’ and Palestinian leaders to explore every opening to restore hope and achieve a two-State solution.

He also expressed his committment to support Palestinians and ‘Israelis’ to resolve the conflict and end the occupation.

“I remain committed to supporting Palestinians and Israelis to resolve the conflict and end the occupation in line with relevant UN resolutions, international law and bilateral agreements in pursuit of the vision of two States – Israel and an independent, democratic, contiguous and sovereign Palestine – living side by side in peace and security, within secure and recognized borders, on the basis of the pre-1967 borders, with Jerusalem as the capital of both States,” he said.

He added, “We must also do all we can to ease the suffering of the Palestinian people.”

Guterres expressed his concerns over the financial situation facing UNRWA.

“The agency plays an essential role as the main provider of direct and often life-saving assistance to many of the 5.7 million Palestine refugees.”

“I appeal to all Member States to urgently contribute to enable UNRWA to meet the critical humanitarian and development needs of Palestine refugees during the pandemic.”

(Source / 29.11.2020)

Pictures| Israeli soldiers wound four protesters, settlers chop off trees

Occupied West Bank (QNN)- Four protesters were wounded with rubber-coated metal bullets on Friday during Israeli repression of a weekly peaceful protest in Kafr Qaddum, while a group of Israeli settlers chopped off trees and demolished an agricultural room in Turmus Ayya.

The coordinator of the Popular resistance in Kafr Qaddum, Murad Ishtewi, said the Israeli army opened fire and threw tear gas canisters at the protesters, sounding four of them with bullets, including an 18-year-old young guy, who was seriously wounded in his head.

Ishtwei added that dozens of protesters were also suffocated with tear gas.

Meanwhile, Israeli settlers chopped off nearly 400 grape vines and damaged an irrigation system in Turmus Ayya. They also cut seven olive trees and vandalized an agricultural room owned by Rajeh Abu Sukkur.

Quds News Network on Friday

At least four #Palestinians were injured today during clashes with #Israeli occupation forces in the village of Kafr Qaddum, near the city of Qalqilia in the occupied West Bank.


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(Source / 28.11.2020)

On the Intl Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Palestinian women call for protection

Palestine (QNN)- 25 November is universally recognized as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The United Nations marks the day by launching a 16-day campaign with the title “Orange the World: #GenerationEquality.”

On this campaign, Palestinian and pro-Palestinian activists call on the international community to protect Palestinian women.

Under Israel’s occupation, Palestinian women are exposed to serious human rights violations.

They are exposed to injury and death amid Israeli forces’ use of excessive and lethal force.

From the start of the Great Return March demonstrations, on 30 March 2018, over 1,800 women have been injured by Israeli occupation forces. In Israel’s 2008 aggression on Gaza, 110 women were also killed.

Palestinian women are also arrested and detained. According to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society, Israeli occupation detained more than 16,000 Palestinian women since its occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip in June 1967.

Over the last 43 years, an estimated 10,000 Palestinian women have been arrested and/or detained under Israeli military orders.

Between 2007 and November 2008, 125 Palestinian women were arrested, detained or imprisoned in Israeli prisons and detention centers (56% of them between the ages of 20 and 30 and 13% of them under the age of 18).

As of November 2010, there are 36 Palestinian women prisoners: 5 have been sentenced to 1 or more life sentences, 15 have been sentenced to a minimum of 10 years, and 4 of them are being administratively detained for an indefinite period of time.

Inside Israeli jails, Palestinian women suufer from harsh imprisonment conditions including medical negligence, denial of education, denial of family visits, solitary confinement, overcrowded cells that are often filled with insects and dirt and lack natural light. Personal health and hygiene needs are rarely addressed by prisons authorities, even in cases involving the detention of pregnant women.

Moreover, the majority of Palestinian women prisoners are subjected to some form of torture or ill-treatment throughout the process of their arrest and detention, including beatings, insults, threats, body searches and sexually explicit harassment and psychological abuse.

Moreover, house demolitions affect Palestinian women, who often suffer from forcible displacement, homelessness, and loss of privacy during displacement. The result of losing their livelihood has profound economic, social, and psychological consequences on women and their families, who are often left homeless, or resulted to live in over-crowded, or less than adequate, conditions.

Violence against Palestinian women on the hands of Israeli occupation is horrible and violates international law; the world must take bold actions against Israel, this is what the Palestinian and pro-Palestinian activits are trying to say in this campagin.

(Source / 28.11.2020)

‘Israel’ demolished 129 buildings in November

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Israeli authorities demolished 129 buildings in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in November under the pretext of being but without permits, according to the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

The OCHA said that the Israeli demolition of Palestinian-owned houses displaced 100 Palestinians and harmed at least 200 others.

A report by the UN body explained that the biggest demolition operation took part on November 3rd in Humsat Al Baqi’a, where Israeli authorities demolished 83 buildings, leaving 73, including 41 children, homeless.

Israeli bulldozers also demolished 30 buildings in 12 communities in the area “C”, which makes 60% of the West bank.

16 other demolitions took part in East Jerusalem, where Israeli authorities resumed the demolitions after a three-week-long suspension due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

(Source / 28.11.2020)