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Israeli forces kill Palestinian teen in Beit Ummar, Hebron for alleged rock-throwingMa`an News Agency - "Local activist Muhammad Ayyad Awad told Ma`an that he saw the body of a young Palestinian on the ground near the entrance of Beit Ummar. The young Palestinian, later identified as Khalid Bahr Ahmad Bahr, 15, was reportedly shot by Israeli forces in the back, with the bullet exiting through his chest.An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma`an that soldiers were "attacked" by Palestinian youths throwing rocks at Israeli soldiers while they were patrolling the area near Beit Ummar." ca21/10/2016
Settlers break into Solomon Pools site, BethlehemPNN/Bethlehem "Israeli settlers this morning broke into the Solomon Pools site in Irtas village, south of Bethlehem, causing intense clashes.According to WAFA news agency, the settlers broke into the site under tight protection by Israeli Forces, and carried out Talmudic rituals in it.Head of the local council of Irtas village, Ahmad Khalil, also told WAFA that such incusions have been repetitive during the past two years, for settlement expansion goals."ca 21/10/2016
Palestinian Universities on the Frontline Sam Bahour - - Palestinian universities are fighting an uphill battle on two fronts, one being the Israeli military occupation, and more recently, the other being the Palestinian government. Although each poses two very different sets of challenges, one outcome is clear. If immediate and decisive intervention is not forthcoming, the structural damage that will set back entire generations of Palestinian students will haunt Palestine’s developmental capabilities for many years to come. That is, if the damage has not already been inflicted.-rh 20/10/2016
Art festival explores Palestinian right of returnRich Wiles - Aljazeera - Although Qalandiya International explores concepts of "return" in various Palestinian and international contexts - which is particularly significant amid a global refugee crisis - the biennial`s curatorial statement begins with the question: "Can a word carry the cure to all the ailments, both past and present, of a tragedy? For us Palestinians, return has become the core antithesis to our Nakba."-rh20/10/2016
Israeli Soldiers Attack Villagers, Force Them Out Of Their Olive Orchards, Near NablusIMEMC News - Israeli soldiers assaulted, Tuesday, several Palestinians while picking their olive trees, in their own orchards, north of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and chased them out of their lands.-rh20/10/2016
Two new hunger strikers join battle: 6 Palestinians strike against administrative detentionSamidoun - Two more Palestinian prisoners have launched a hunger strike against their administrative detention without charge or trial: Mohammed Khattab, 28, and Majdi Oweidat, 23, who launched their strike on 8 October 2016. Both are from Jericho and their administrative detention orders for their imprisonment without charge or trial have been renewed twice, reported Palestinian lawyer Louay Akkeh. Both are held in the Ofer prison; Khattab and Oweidat are beginning to experience medical consequences of their strike including joint pain, headache, stomach pain and dizziness.-rh20/10/2016
Israeli government criticised for video depicting Palestinians as home invaders who only recently arrived: `What an awful, warped piece of propaganda. A complete and total erasure of Palestinians`Samuel Osborne - Independent - Israel`s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been criticised for sharing an "awful, warped piece of propaganda" after it published a satirical video about the history of the Jewish people. Titled "Welcome to the Home of the Jewish People," the three-and-a-half minute long video depics Jacob, Rachel and their child, enjoying life in the "Land of Israel".-rh 20/10/2016
More than 200 Israelis tour Al-Aqsa amid heightened restrictions on Jewish holidayMa`an News Agency - Director of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound Sheikh Omar al-Kiswani told Ma’an that “a group of 206 Israeli settlers have raided Al-Aqsa Mosque since Tuesday morning, and toured Al-Aqsa under the protection of Israeli special forces and police,” one day after an estimated 43 Israelis also toured the compound.-rh20/10/2016
Gaza`s women are being besieged on all sidesReem Amer and Tanya Rubinstein - +972 - "Between an endless siege that chokes the economy and a traditional society facing increased gender violence, Gaza’s women have few options for survival." - id 19/10/2016
Israelis `train with stun grenades` among civiliansZena Tahhan - Al Jazeera - "One officer is seen teaching another how to operate the grenade. "Throw lower," he tells him. The trainee officer detonates the grenade between the homes and is praised for a "good job" before he walks away with the rest of the officers." - id 19/10/2016
Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs: `Overwhelming majority` of Palestinian minors in Israeli custody are `tortured`Ma`an - As of mid-October, he said, the number of Palestinian prisoners in Ofer under 18 years old reached 28, 14 of whom were under 14 years old. According to rights group Defense for Children International - Palestine (DCIP), Israel has also dramatically increased the use of administrative detention -- internment without charge or trial -- against minors. [bz]18/10/2016
`Bad Palestinians` under Israel`s collective punishmentYlenia Gostoli - AlJazeera - Lieberman`s "carrot-and-stick" policy includes punitive measures against communities that housed alleged attackers [ry] 17/10/2016
IDF soldiers shoot flare at teen`s face, killing himHaggai Matar - +972 - Israeli soldiers fire illumination flares, at a direct trajectory, at stone-throwers along the Gaza border. A 15-year-old boy is killed. The IDF says it’s conducting an ‘inquiry’ [ry] 17/10/2016
7 Palestinians detained, 2 Israeli soldiers injured during overnight West Bank detention raidsMa`an - Israeli forces conduct night raids across the occupied Palestinian territory on a near-daily basis. According to UN documentation, the Israeli army carried out 186 detention raids from Sept. 6 to 19. According to Ma’an documentation, some 118 Palestinians were detained under various circumstances, predominantly during overnight detention raids, in the first 10 days of October. [bz]15/10/2016
Jordan Valley: Israeli Forces Destroy 2km Road for Second TimeIMEMC - "Israeli forces, on Thursday morning, have destroyed a road that leads to a Bedouin community site named Khirbet Hadidiya, in the northern Jordan Valley.An army bulldozer, accompanied with four military jeeps, broke into the area and destroyed, for the second time, the 2-kilometer-long road leading to the community where 120 citizens are living." ca 14/10/2016
Two Schools in Nablus: Learning to DieAl-Jazeera - "VIDEO -"Rewind" -In 2007, we followed pupils and teachers struggling to get or deliver an education in the West Bank. What has changed?" ca 14/10/2016
Israeli forces arrest 13-year-old Palestinian weeks after shooting him in both legsSheren Khalel - Mondoweiss - In March, 12-year-old Ramzi Abu Ajamia got word that Israeli forces were looking for him. Terrified of getting arrested, Ramzi stopped sleeping at home and going to school. He succeeded in dodging Israeli forces for five months before he was spotted at clashes during an Israeli night raid on Dheisha refugee camp, where the now 13-year-old was born and raised.-rh 12/10/2016
No coverage, no accountability – Palestinian child’s brutal death at hands of Israeli soldiers Ben White - Middle East Monitor - The shocking killing of Abdel-Rahman highlights both the lack of Western media coverage when it comes to the Palestinian victims of Israeli forces’ violence, and the parallel absence of accountability for grave violations of international law and human rights by the Israeli army and its political leaders. No coverage and no accountability means that the killing and maiming of Palestinians – including children – will only continue.-rh 12/10/2016
Israel demolishes homes, water pipes, and agricultural structures in Jordan ValleyMa`an News Agency - Israeli forces destroyed residences, agricultural structures, solar panels, and water pipes in the occupied West Bank district of Tubas, in the Jordan Valley, on Sunday morning. Bashar Bani Odeh, the head of Khirbet Atuf village council, told Ma`an that four Israeli bulldozers accompanied by 12 Israeli military jeeps raided the area of al-Ras al-Ahmar and destroyed nine structures, including structures used to care for cattle.-rh12/10/2016
Misbah Abu Sbeih `reached breaking point`, says family : The man who killed two Israelis had reportedly been systematically targeted by the Israeli army and police. Zena Tahhan - Aljazeera - The arrests and the bans on his entry to the al-Aqsa Mosque and the Old City, were what pushed him over the edge, his family believes. "It`s like taking a fish out of the water," his son said. They say he was known as "the lion of al-Aqsa". His long-time friend, Amjad, described the mosque to Abu Sbeih as a "red line”. "It was an article of faith to him. He was very protective of al-Aqsa and he would cry when Israel barred him from entering it. There was no way he would give it up.".-rh 12/10/2016
Israel ‘silencing’ Palestinian journalists in `incitement` offences crack down, monitors say Bethan McKernan - Independent - Five radio journalists operating in the Palestinian city of Hebron have been arrested for inciting violence against Israelis, amid growing concerns that the offence is being used to crack down on Palestinian freedom of the press and freedom of expression online.-rh12/10/2016
Israel`s surefire way of keeping its citizens in the darkShuki Tausig - +972 - Once upon a time we used to have the IDF Censor. Well, we still do, but they no longer act like tyrants. The court system — the same one that rushes to issue scandalous gag orders — has restrained the court system and forced it into leniency. If in the past the censor could redact to its heart’s content, the high-profile case Schnitzer v. Chief Military Censor, which reached the High Court in 1989, compelled the military to explicitly state that there is a “near certainty that the publication will cause substantial and grave harm to security.”-rh12/10/2016
Israeli forces demolish Nablus home of shooting attack `mastermind`Ma`an - The Israeli Supreme Court approved the decision to demolish Aliwi`s family home last month, despite the fact that the family had previously filed three appeals against the decision, as they stood to be left homeless by the demolition. According to witnesses of Tuesday`s demolition, soldiers forcibly moved the family members from their apartment to one of the neighbors` apartments, and detained them there for several hours, during which time they demolished Aliwi’s apartment. [bz]11/10/2016
`Journalism is a dangerous job for Palestinians`Sheren Khalel - AlJazeera - Israel is currently imprisoning more than two dozen Palestinian journalists, most without charges or trial [ry] 10/10/2016
Israeli troops block non-violent demonstration in Bil’in, abduct organizerIMEMC - Before the protest began, the soldiers stopped local organizer Mohammad al-Khatib. When the soldiers tried to confiscate his car, al-Khatib staged a sit-in, lying in front of the car to prevent the soldiers from confiscating it. He told a camera person, “I will not move. This is my car, this is my land.” The soldiers then abducted al-Khatib and took his car. [bz]8/10/2016
The Empire Files: Inside Palestine’s Refugee CampsAbby Martin - YouTube "VIDEO: In her first on-the-ground report from Palestine, Abby Martin gives a first-hand look into two of the most attacked refugee camps in the West Bank: Balata and Aida camps." ca 7/10/2016
September 2016 report: 436 Palestinians arrested, nearly 8000 since October 2015 IMEMC - "Israeli occupation forces arrested 436 Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza in September 2016, including 73 children and 11 women (including 3 minor girls.) There are approximately 7,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, including 59 women, 12 of them minor girls." - id 5/10/2016
Settlers pump wastewater into Salfit’s olive fieldsPalestinian Information Center - “The industrial refuse from Israeli factories and the wastewater from the neighboring settlements have increased. Our crops are unsafe to eat and our livestock are threatened. Children are suffering from skin and stomach illnesses. The smell is foul and we have a problem with insects. Most of the dumping of waste is deliberate.” [bz] 4/10/2016
Settler youths harass Hebron olive harvesters A group of Israeli settler youths, escorted by soldiers, harassed a Palestinian family harvesting olives in land near their house at the Tel Rumeida neighborhoods in Hebron. Not content with obstructing the Palestinians, the young settlers attempted to themselves steal the olives. However, they were stopped by members of the Hebron- based Youth Against Settlements (YAS) group. [ak]4/10/2016
The slow creep of ethnic cleansing – extended closed military zone in HebronInternational Solidarity Movement - The closed military zone (CMZ) has been extended, now covering the whole Tel Rumeida neighborhood. At the newly staffed checkpoints, Palestinian residents are often kept waiting by Israeli forces for hours. In one recent case, Israeli forces forced a whole group of Palestinians, including small children to wait for over two hours before they could reach their homes – whereupon the soldiers suddenly just walked away from the checkpoint, allowing for Palestinians to pass. The only plausible reason for such arbitrary behavior is to make the Palestinians go away, leaving Tel Rumeida in sole possession of a particularly fanatic group of settlers. [ak] 4/10/2016
Continuing crisis over Palestinian local elections Ma`an - First, the Palestinian Supreme Court in Ramallah called off the Palestinian local elections. Then it decided to hold them on the West Bank, but not in the Gaza Strip. After this aroused great protests, the current decision is to put off the elections for half a year and then hold them in both West Bank and Gaza. The underlying issue, of course, is the ongoing division between Fatah and Hamas, which Palestinians seem unable to overcome. [ak]4/10/2016
Palestinian suffers severe skull injuries after being hit by Israeli sound bombMa`an - A doctor at the al-Makassed hospital told Ma’an that 20-year old Muhammad Hussein Khweis was being treated in the intensive care unit after a sound bomb fired by Israeli forces in his direction hit him in the back of the head, causing him to fall to the ground and faint. [bz]1/10/2016
Reduced to a number – robbing Palestinians of their humanityal-Khalil team - International Solidarity Movement - "Imagine ‘loosing’ your identity to a foreign occupying army not only taking your land, but attempting to take your personality, your identity, your whole existence; reducing you to a simple number on a piece of paper, stripping you of your humanity." - id28/9/2016
East Jerusalem Palestinian released after serving 18 years in Israeli custodyMa`an - Ibrahim al-Abbasi, a 55-year-old father of four, was greeted by hundreds upon his arrival in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. However, Israeli forces then raided the area where the reception was held. [bz]27/9/2016
In latest Cases of Travel Ban; Israeli Authorities Prevent Nadia Abu Nahla from Travelling for Medical TreatmentThe Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns the Israeli forces decision to prevent Nadia Abu Nahla (al-Bakri) (52), a cancer patient, from travelling via Beit Hanoun “Erez” crossing to receive medical treatment in Tel Hashomer Hospital.[bz]27/9/2016
`Not Done With Life Yet`Alice S. Yousef - Review of Wafa Darwish`s autobiography, "Not Done With Life Yet", for "This Week in Palestine - Wafa Darwish had to contend not only with the general situation of growing up under Israeli occupation, but also with the personal tragedy of gradually losing her eyesight.(...) Far from the classic romanticization frequently associated with writings about Palestine, and far from political diction and jargon, the book is written in a simple manner, narrated as if spoken, and packed with action and movement. There’s a whiff of every place: the jasmine of summer and taste the mujadara made for friends in Lebanon. Despite extensive losses, bitterness rarely exists, and the tone of the writing tends to be lighthearted, at times even funny.[ak] 27/9/2016
13-year-old Palestinian shot in Duheisha last month detained, medically neglectedMa`an - Ramzi Abu Ajamiyeh was detained from his home two days ago, during massive military raids across the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem when 40 other Palestinians were detained, including six other minors. He is still recovering from being shot in both of his legs during a detention raid in the camp in the beginning of August. Since then, he has had to undergo six surgeries due to his injuries. Throughout his detention over the past two days, Israeli forces have reportedly prevented Ramzi from taking his medication. [bz]25/9/2016
15 Families to be Homeless in Lieu of Israeli Military DrillIMEMC News & Agencies - "Local anti-settlement activist Motaz Bisharat told the Palestine News Net Work (PNN) that the Israeli Civil Administration served evacuation notifications to 15 Palestinian families, in preparation for army drills." ca23/9/2016
Mahmoud Abbas: Out to Push Palestinian Cause Back to Top of AgendaPeter Baker - NYT "Mr. Abbas hopes to put Mr. Netanyahu on the spot in the most prominent venue available to a not-quite head of state." ca23/9/2016
Owners of war-destroyed homes in Gaza to receive Kuwaiti aid moneyWAFA - "Israel’s war in the summer of 2014, the third in six years, left more than 2200 Palestinians dead, most of them civilians with over 500 children, and thousands of homes either totally or partially destroyed." - id 21/9/2016
Two Palestinian killed in Hebron and one wounded in Jerusalem in less than 12 hoursal-Khalil team |- International Solidarity Movement - "where Palestinians are still allowed to walk (but not drive). Israeli forces later fired stun grenades and tear gas at Palestinians demonstrating the shooting of the two Palestinians in the Bab al- Zawwiya area near Shuhada checkpoint." - id21/9/2016
Israeli settlers escorted by MKs reportedly assault Palestinians in SusiyaMa`an - Susiya local council head Jihad al-Nawajaa told Ma’an that the group of settlers “physically and verbally assaulted Palestinians in the village as other Palestinian locals confronted the group and forced them to leave the area.” Al-Nawajaa said it was the first time Knesset members set foot in Susiya, and he considered the development to be “bad omen.” [bz]20/9/2016
Israeli forces kill Palestinian teen near Bani Naim after alleged attempted attackMa`an - An eyewitness told Ma`an that a bus traveling from Bani Naim to Hebron stopped at the Wadi al-Joz junction, at which point a youth stepped out of the bus, "then Israeli troops fired at him." He is the seventh Palestinian in the Hebron district, as well as the second resident of Bani Naim, to be killed by Israeli forces since Thursday, amid an uptick in violence after a period of relative calm. [bz] 20/9/2016
Israel places 36 Palestinians in administrative detentionWAFA - 19 orders were issued against detainees who have spent months and years in detention without charge or trial, whereas the remainder received new administrative orders. [bz]20/9/2016
Palestinians with Disabilities are Not Immune from Israeli ViolenceRichard Hardigan - CounterPunch - "Because people with disabilities are less able to take care of themselves, it is incumbent upon Israel to provide them with an extra measure of protection, something it has shown time after time it is unwilling to do. Killings such as these are particularly egregious, and the international community has the obligation to no longer remain silent about them" [ry]19/9/2016
Prisoners begin mass hunger strike to support jailed student “fighting death”Charlotte Silver--Approximately 100 Palestinian prisoners have started to refuse food in support of 25-year-old Malik al-Qadi, who fell into a coma on 10 September after eight weeks on hunger strike.dn18/9/2016
UN welcome agreement reached by Israeli and PA to resolve the issue of the outstanding electricity debtsPNN/Bethlehem - "Mr. Nickolay Mladenov said in the statement that Palestine News Net Work received:“I welcome the agreement reached by Israeli and Palestinian authorities to resolve the issue of the outstanding electricity debts and to create a new energy market. The agreement includes the transfer of authority to the Palestinian government for collecting payments for electricity distributed to Palestinian territory and will provide an important increase to the Palestinian revenue base.Such a significant step is in line with the Quartet’s recommendations calling on both sides to take steps to strengthen Palestinian institutions and develop a sustainable economy, consistent with the transition to greater Palestinian civil authority as contemplated by prior agreements." ca 16/9/2016
Army Kidnaps A Palestinian Near BethlehemIMEMC -| "The soldiers stopped and searched dozens of cars, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards, and kidnapped the Palestinian." id 14/9/2016
UN Report Confirms Staggering Cost of Occupation to Palestinian EconomyRichard Silverstein - Tikun Olam - "Factors involved in styming Palestinian development are: …The confiscation of Palestinian land, water and other natural resources; loss of policy space; restrictions on the movement of people and goods; destruction of assets and the productive base; expansion of Israeli settlements; fragmentation of domestic markets; separation from international markets and forced dependence on the Israeli economy." - id14/9/2016
The politics of an accident in the Occupied Palestinian TerritoriesImran Khan - AlJazeera - Tragic death of a six-year-old girl a reminder for some of the tension and double standards that persist in these hills. [ry] 12/9/2016
In the West Bank, even calling the fire dept. has an ethnic dimensionYossi Gurvitz, for Yesh Din - How does the IDF deal with brush fire? Depends whether it threatens Jewish or Palestinian property [ry] 12/9/2016
Malik al-Qadi’s Lapses into a Coma After 56 Days of Hunger Strike Palestine Chronicle--Al-Qadi has been on hunger strike for 56 days, beginning on July 16 in protest of being placed under administrative detention, without charge or trial, and based on undisclosed evidence. dn11/9/2016
After Hunger Strikes, Israel Punishes Imprisoned PalestiniansBudour Hassan--On Sept. 8, the International Committee for the Red Cross informed Thameena Husary that she was not allowed to visit her imprisoned husband, Hasan Karajah. Husary had been hoping to see him for the first time in two months, but Israel is still denying her this most basic right. Karajah, 31, is one of dozens of prisoners in Ofer military prison who are banned from receiving family visits. Israel’s ban came as a punishment for the hunger strike held by those prisoners in solidarity with their comrade Bilal Kayed. The ban is especially heart-wrenching as the families desperately wanted to see their loved ones during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. dn 11/9/2016
PHRI Concerned by Recent Court and Hospital Decisions IMEMC - "In this cycle the detainee – once he reaches a critical condition – is urged to break the hunger strike, a non-violent strategy which requires massive psychological stamina, while the very problem about which the detainee launched his hunger strike is left unresolved." - id 9/9/2016
Israeli Navy Releases Six Fishers Abducted ThursdayIMEMC - "Although the navy released the six kidnapped fishers, it refused to return their fishing boat." - id 9/9/2016
Israel indicts “Palestinian Gandhi”Charlotte Silver - Electronic Intifada "Amro’s lawyer, Gaby Laski, told the Tel Aviv newspaper Haaretz that the sudden resuscitation of past events for which Amro was arrested and released at the time, “absolutely seems to be a matter of political persecution.” ca7/9/2016
IDF shuts down Palestinian radio station — but won`t explain whyHaggai Matar - +972 "The Israeli army shuts down the West Bank-based ‘A-Sanabel,’ claiming it incites against Israelis without so much as providing any evidence. Such is life under a military regime. " ca7/9/2016
Israel clears soldiers involved in checkpoint killing of U.S. teen Nahal Toosi - Politico - "Israeli authorities have told U.S. officials that they found no criminal wrongdoing by soldiers involved in the February killing of an American teenager whom the troops allege tried to stab them, and that Israel will not further pursue the case" [ry] 5/9/2016
Palestinian man who filmed IDF soldier shooting attacker dead `threatened with arrest while reporting death threats`Lizzie Dearden - The Independent - Imad Abushamsiya’s footage sparked international condemnation and is evidence in ongoing trial [ry] 5/9/2016
Army Kills One Palestinian, Injures Another, In Shu’fat Refugee CampIMEMC News - "Medical sources later identified the slain young Palestinian man as Mustafa Nimir, 24, from the Salaam area in Anata town, northeast of occupied Jerusalem. [...] The wounded Palestinian has been identified as Ali Nimir, 28; he was shot with a live round in his thigh" [ry] 5/9/2016
Back home in Gaza, Sanaa el-Hafi recounts her ‘terrifying’ ordeal in Israeli prisonsIsra Saleh El-Namy--Palestinian women hold portrait of jailed compatriot Hana Shalabi, a female Palestinian prisoner jailed in Israel, outside the Red Cross building in Gaza City on March 26, 2012. (Photo: Mohammed Asad/APA Images) Palestinian women hold portrait of jailed compatriot Hana Shalabi, a female Palestinian prisoner jailed in Israel, outside the Red Cross building in Gaza City on March 26, 2012. (Photo: Mohammed Asad/APA Images) dn4/9/2016
West Bank villagers suffer from sewer politicsClare Maxwell--Approximately half of Israel’s environmental regulations do not apply in the occupied territory. With such lax legislation, companies producing metals, chemicals and plastics flock to settlement industrial zones, such as West Ariel and Barkan. Both Israeli and international companies are drawn to areas where they can pollute more freely, often at the expense of surrounding Palestinian communities. dn4/9/2016
City Hall gets ever more creative in ignoring E. Jerusalem school shortageAviv Tatarsky--As the Jerusalem municipality is gradually forced to acknowledge a catastrophic shortage of classrooms in the city’s Palestinian districts, it also finds brave new ways to avoid tackling it. dn4/9/2016
Israeli Commander Violently Threatens Palestinian YouthTelesur TV - "An Israeli army commander has made shocking threats to Palestinian youth held in the Al-Duheisha, saying he will “make all the youth of the camp disabled,” according to a Palestinian rights group, the Middle East Monitor reported on Friday." ca2/9/2016
Carrot and Stick Carve-up Will Not Work For IsraelJonathan Cook - Information Clearing House "An Israeli strategy that failed decades ago – before the PA even existed – is not going to succeed now. Social media campaigns and paltry handouts will not persuade Palestinians they are nothing more than a humanitarian problem.They are not about to shelve their dreams of liberation just because Mr Lieberman colour-codes them in red and green." ca 2/9/2016
Israeli soldier injured in overnight clashes near Joseph`s TombMa`an News Agency - "Joseph`s Tomb -- revered by Jews, Muslims, Christians and Samaritans -- is the site of regular visits by Israelis, who are escorted by Israeli military forces to the area, often leading to clashes with local Palestinians.Under the 1993 Oslo Accords, Joseph`s Tomb was to remain under Israeli control, but the Palestinian Authority (PA) took over the site after the Israeli army withdrew during the Second Intifada." ca2/9/2016
Report: 750 Palestinians Held Without Charge or Trial in Israeli PrisonsIMEMC News & Agencies - "The commission said, in a press statement, that the Israeli government continues to violate the Fourth Geneva Conventions related to administrative detention, an archaic Israeli policy, dating back to the time of British Mandate, in which detainees are held, for renewable periods of up to 6 months, without charge or trial." ca2/9/2016
Two Palestinian Children Tell Stories of Abuse in Israeli JailsIMEMC News & Agencies - "Prime Minister for the Palestinian Authority, Rami Hamdallah, in response, condemned the ongoing abuse of Palestinian minors held in Israeli jails and their ill-treatment in interrogation rooms." ca2/9/2016
We, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, have been suffering from a slow death sentence for a long time Israel/Palestine Tamam Abusalama - Mondoweiss "We, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, have been suffering from a slow-death sentence for a long time. We are being punished collectively for no reason, without any crime. The Egyptian and Jordanian authorities in cooperation with the Israeli colonial regime have been successful at turning the life of Gazans into hell. This injustice has to come to an end. A resolution for this siege has to come. People have to wake up and make some actions.( Tamam Abusalama is a 19- year old Palestinian blogger and journalism student at Ankara university in Turkey. She’s originally from Beit Jirja-Palestine.)" ca2/9/2016
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