• Palestinian Fighter Killed In A Tunnel Accident In Gaza
    January 30, 2020 4:05 PM – IMEMC News

    The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) has reported that one of its fighters was killed, Thursday, in an accident in a siege busting tunnel, near Gaza city.

    The Brigades said the fighter, identified as Ibrahim Khalil ash-Shantaf, 21, was from Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza city.

    It added that he was killed in an accident while working in one of its tunnels near the perimeter fence on the besieged and impoverished coastal region.

    It is worth mentioning that hundreds of Palestinians have been killed or injured, in similar accidents. Many of them were not members of the Brigades or any armed resistance group and were working in the tunnels to provide for their families.

    Most of the tunnels in Gaza are used for smuggling food, fuel, and medicine into the besieged Gaza Strip.


  • » Israel Issues Administrative Detention Order Against A Female Detainee From Jordan
    September 26, 2019 12:52 PM – IMEMC News

    The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported, Thursday, that the Israeli Authorities issued a five-month Administrative Detention order, without charges or trial, against the female detainee from Jordan.

    The Committee stated that the detainee, identified as Hiba Ahmad al-Lubbadi , 24, is currently held at the al-Maskobiyya detention and interrogation center, in occupied Jerusalem.

    It is worth mentioning that the young woman was abducted by the soldiers, on August 20, 2019, while she was crossing into the West Bank, and has been denied any legal representation since then.

    Hiba, a Jordanian citizen who also holds a Palestinian ID, was accompanying her mother to Jenin, in northern West Bank, to attend a wedding celebration for one of their relatives.

    The young woman was interrogated for 35 consecutive days in Petah Tikva prison, and no charges were ever filed against her before a court decided to slap her with an Administrative Detention. She was also held at the Damon Israeli prison.

    Her brother, Hatem, voiced an appeal to local and international legal and human rights groups to intervene and secure her release and added that the family was never allowed to visit with her since her abduction and imprisonment.

    #Hiba_Ahmad_al-Lubbadi #IsraelJordanie

  • Shin Bet Bans Gaza Football Team from Travel
    September 27, 2019 2:31 AM IMEMC News & Agencies

    Israel’s security agency, Shin Bet, has recommended a ban on travel, holding back a competition over the Palestine Football Cup, between Rafah Services Club and Balata Youth Center, Hebrew channel 12 reported.

    According to the channel, the final match between the two teams was to be held today, in Nablus, but was canceled, as the court approved the recommendation of Shin Bet and the army coordinator, to prevent the travel of some players.

    Israeli occupation authorities refused to give travel permission to the players of Rafah Services Club, but allowed it for five administrators and seven players.

    Al Ray further reports that the Israeli Central Court in Jerusalem approved the decision on Monday, putting the second leg of the Palestine Cup to a halt, under the pretext of security risk.


  • » Names of Palestinian Detainees in Saudi Prisons Revealed by Witness
    September 24, 2019 4:39 PM – IMEMC News

    Palestinian and Jordanian detainees being held in Saudi Arabian prisons suffer difficult humanitarian conditions, and are subjected to various types of physical and psychological torture, the Palestinian Association for Human Rights reported.

    A witness said that Saudi Arabian security services have waged a wide arrest campaign against dozens of Palestinians and Jordanians who have been residing in the country for decades, on charges of providing financial aid to the families of slain Palestinians and detainees in Gaza, the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem.

    According to Al Ray, the Association called on Saudi Arabian authorities to immediately release all detainees who were taken into custody without clear charges, and to compensate them for the injustice. It additionally called on international organizations to exert pressure, on Saudi Arabian authorities, in stopping the practice of what are considered to be the most heinous forms of psychological and physical torture.

    The Association also called on the president of Palestinian Authority and the King of Jordan to urgently intervene with Saudi authorities in putting an end to this human suffering, and release the detainees.

    It explained, in the report, that it lingered over announcing the results of the search, due to lack of information and the reluctance of some detainees’ families to give their testimonies, for fear of punishment measures which might be implemented by the Saudi government. (...)

    #prisonniers #arabiesaoudite

  • » UK Labour: Motion Passed in Support of Palestinian Rights
    September 24, 2019 4:11 PM IMEMC News & Agencies

    Delegates at the 2019 Labour Party Conference have, almost unanimously, passed a motion reaffirming Labour’s support for Palestinian human rights, including their “collective rights to self-determination and to return to their homes.”

    The motion also commits the Party to apply international law to all trade with Israel, including the cessation of all arms trade with Israel, which is used in the violation of Palestinian rights.

    Last year, for the first time in history,the Labour Conference debated a motion on Palestine which was passed resoundingly amidst a sea of Palestinian flags, in a mass demonstration of public solidarity with the Palestinian people.

    The 2018 motion reaffirmed that, at the core of the Palestinian conflict and at the heart of the Palestinian cause, is the dispossession suffered by Palestinians in 1948, during the Nakba, when 750,000 were expelled or forced to flee from their homes.

    The passing of the motion, today, comes the day after a packed out fringe meeting hosted by Palestine Solidarity Campaign, featuring speeches from Diane Abbott MP, Lisa Nandy MP, speakers from Unite and UNISON unions, as well as a live video link with BDS movement co-founder Omar Barghouti, who was prevented from attending in person due to an unexplained, abnormal delay, by the British government, in processing his visa.

    #Travaillistes #Royaume_Uni

  • Updated 2: “Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Woman Near Qalandia Terminal”
    September 22, 2019 10:14 PM

    The wounded Palestinian woman, who was shot by the soldiers, on Wednesday, September 18th, after an alleged stabbing attempt at Qalandia Terminal, north of occupied Jerusalem, has been officially identified, Son Sunday evening, as Nayfa Mohammad Ali Ka’ana , 50.

    The Palestinian Health Ministry in the West Bank has confirmed the identity of the slain woman and added that Ka’abna was from al-Mo’arrajat Bedouin community, near Taybeh Palestinian village, northeast of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

    After she was shot, she was left bleeding for a long time, before an Israeli ambulance moved her to Hadassah Israeli Medical Center in Jerusalem, where she succumbed to her wounds.

    Israeli daily Haaretz has reported that the soldiers saw the woman and ordered her to stop, “but she did not heed to their commands, and pulled out a knife before the soldiers shot her.

    Following the incident, the soldiers closed the terminal and maced many Palestinians with pepper-spray while trying to remove them from the area.

    Israel did not release her name, and her identity was mistaken with another Palestinian woman, however, on Sunday evening, the Israeli “District Coordination Office” officially informed ist Palestinian counterpart in the West Bank of her identity.

    The woman’s corpse is still with the Israeli side.


    » Updated: “Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Woman Near Qalandia Terminal”
    Sep 18, 2019 @ 08:37 – IMEMC News

    Israeli soldiers shot, on Wednesday morning, a Palestinian woman near Qalandia Terminal, north of occupied East Jerusalem, reportedly for carrying a knife with the intention of stabbing them.

    Israeli media sources claimed the young woman attempted to stab the soldiers before they shot her. So far, the extent of her injuries remains unknown.

    A video filmed by a Palestinian bystander shows soldiers several meters away from the woman before one of them shot her, then a soldier approached her and kicked an object away from her.

    The soldiers then closed the area and ordered the Palestinian cars away.

    Israeli sources have confirmed that nobody else was injured in the incident and added that an army probe is underway.

    Following the incident, the soldiers closed the terminal, and maced many Palestinians with pepper-spray while trying to remove them from the area.

    September 18, 2019 9:51 AM

    Israeli sources have confirmed that the wounded Palestinian woman, who was shot by the soldiers after an alleged stabbing attempt, has died from her injuries.

    The sources added that the woman is in her fifties, but not identify her.

    After she was shot, she was moved to Hadassah Israeli Medical Center in Jerusalem, where she succumbed to her wounds.

    Israeli daily Haaretz has reported that the soldiers saw the woman and ordered her to stop, “but she did not heed to their commands, and pulled out a knife before the soldiers shot her.

    September 18, 2019 10:54 AM

    The slain Palestinian woman was later identified as Ala’ Nafeth Wahdan , 28, from Qalandia refugee camp.


    • Des gardes de sécurité israéliens tuent une Palestinienne à un check-point de Cisjordanie
      Des témoins ont raconté à Middle East Eye que cette femme avait été abattue après avoir manqué une voie réservée aux piétons au poste de contrôle de Qalandiya
      Par Shatha Hammad – RAMALLAH, Cisjordanie occupée
      Date de publication : Mercredi 18 septembre 2019

      (...) Des témoins ont raconté à MEE que cette femme avait reçu quatre balles après avoir manqué une voie réservée aux piétons à Qalandiya, le plus important check-point séparant Jérusalem-Est du centre de la Cisjordanie.

      Mohammed Hammad Jaradat, un témoin de Jérusalem, a déclaré à MEE que cette femme semblait avoir pénétré à pieds dans la mauvaise section du poste de contrôle et tentait de rejoindre l’arrêt de bus.

      Les forces de sécurité israéliennes se sont mises à lui crier dessus et à la poursuivre. Alors, précise Jaradat, elle a levé un petit couteau.

      « Ils auraient pu la contrôler », affirme Jaradat. « Ils étaient cinq soldats et elle était à environ sept mètres. Ils l’ont tuée délibérément, non seulement dans le but de la tuer, mais aussi pour faire peur aux Palestiniens qui traversent quotidiennement le check-point entre Ramallah et Jérusalem. » (...)

    • Ashrawi Condemns Israel’s “Field Executions Policies” On Roadblocks
      September 19, 2019 3:50 AM

      Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the Executive Committee of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), issued a statement strongly condemning the ongoing field executions carried out by Israeli soldiers on military roadblocks across the occupied West Bank, especially when the soldiers refuse to allow medical treatment to wounded Palestinians, who eventually bled to death.

      Her statements came after Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured a Palestinian woman, identified as Ala’ Wahdan, 28, earlier Wednesday, near Qalandia Terminal, north of occupied East Jerusalem, and refused to allow Palestinian medics to even approach her before he bled to death.

      Dr. Ashrawi stated that this policy is a serious and a direct violation of all related international and humanitarian laws. (...)

  • Israël : un nouveau mur de la discorde à Jérusalem
    par Frédéric Métézeau publié le 14 septembre 2019

    Après que Donald Trump a décidé de transférer l’ambassade américaine à Jérusalem, le site accueillant jusqu’alors le consulat nécessite d’être agrandi et sécurisé avec un mur frôlant les six mètres de haut. Les voisins sont excédés, car aucune procédure d’urbanisme n’a été respectée. (...)


    • US Embassy to Raise Height of its Embassy Wall in Jerusalem
      September 5, 2019 3:36 PM IMEMC News & Agencies

      The US embassy in Jerusalem began constructing a wall surrounding the building of its new quarter, with a height of 6 meters, according to Al Ray.

      It was agreed upon, previously, to build a wall with a height of 3.2 meters, but it was recently decided to build the wall with a height of 5.8 meters.

      Israelis living in the same neighborhood reportedly complained that the height of the wall covers the scenery, depriving them from enjoying the sight.

  • 120 Detainees To Join Hunger Strike As Tension Continues To Mount
    September 13, 2019 - IMEMC News

    Two days after 23 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli prisons started a hunger strike, 120 others are planning to join the strike, especially if the Israeli Prison Authority continues to ignore their demands, including implementing what it agreed to in April of this year.

    The detainees said that the prison authority continues not only to ignore their demands, but is also refusing to implement what it agreed to this past April, after it agreed to install public phones and to remove phone signal jamming devices, it installed in various prisons, which caused health complications to several detainees.

    The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Thursday, that 23 detainees started an open-ended hunger strike two days earlier, after it became clear that Israel is not interested in implementing the agreement which was reached after their strike in April of this year.

    #Prisonniers_politiques #grèvedelafaim

  • » Corpse Of Missing Palestinian Found In Bosnia and Herzegovina
    September 10, 2019 9:08 AM – IMEMC News

    A corpse of a young Palestinian man, who went missing around three weeks ago, was found by the authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, after he tried to immigrate to Europe to escape the dire conditions in the besieged Gaza Strip.

    The family of Saleh Hamad , 22, from Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, said it was officially informed that its son drowned to death.


  • Palestinian Prisoner Dies in Israeli Jail
    September 8, 2019 6:43 PM – IMEMC News

    Cancer-stricken Palestinian prisoner Bassam al-Sayyeh , from the northern West Bank district of Nablus, died today in Israeli jail, due to medical negligence, said the Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Commission.

    Al-Sayyeh, 47, was detained in 2015, he was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2011 and blood cancer in 2013.

    The commission held the Israeli government fully responsible for the racist crimes committed against Palestinians, including the physical and psychological torture and medical negligence of prisoners, among other violations, calling for an investigation into these crimes.

    The death of al-Sayyeh brings the number of Palestinian prisoners who died in Israeli jails since 1967 to 221 prisoners.

    At least 700 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails suffer from serious health conditions, 160 of whom are in need of urgent medical follow-up.

    Palestinians have accused the Israeli authorities of failing to provide proper medical treatment, or of delaying treatment to ill prisoners, causing a deterioration in their health.


    • Palestinians Protest “Unnecessary, Negligent” Death of Prisoner
      September 8, 2019 11:26 PM IMEMC News

      In Nablus on Sunday, hundreds of Palestinians gathered for a peaceful march demanding justice for the prisoner Bassam al-Sayyeh, from Nablus, who died early Sunday in Israeli jail, due to medical negligence.

      Participants in the march in the city of Nablus, which took place on Sunday evening, held the Israeli Prison Authority fully responsible for the martyrdom of Bassam al-Sayyeh.

      During the march in Martyrs’ Square, the participants called for the need to stand by the prisoners and support their cause, especially sick prisoners who do not receive any care.

      And they called on the regional coordination committee, to participate in the vigil against the practices of the occupation, tomorrow at noon in Martyrs’ square, also in response to what they called the unnecessary, negligent of Bassam al-Sayeh.

      Al-Sayeh’s death came six weeks after the death of another prisoner, a Palestinian prisoner, Nasser Taqatqa , 31, from Beit Fajar near Bethlehem, who was found dead of acute pneumonia in an isolation cell in Nitzan Ramle detention center.

      He had been held under Israeli interrogation since 19 June in Jalameh detention center, after he was arrested by Israeli occupation forces from his home. After ongoing harsh interrogation, he was sent to solitary confinement in Nitzan prison.

  • » Israeli Forces Kill 2 Palestinians and Injure Many Others at Gaza Border Protests
    September 6, 2019 7:53 PM – IMEMC News

    According to WAFA, at least two Palestinians were killed, and more than 37 others injured today by live bullets or rubber-coated rounds. Israeli forces attacked the thousands of protesters taking part in the weekly Great March of Return at Gaza-Israel border, according to medical sources.

    Soldiers guarding the separation fence fired live bullets and rubber-coated steel rounds at the protesters who gathered at many encampments along the border, killing Ali Sami Ashqar , 17, and another man who was not yet identified. At least 37 protesters were also injured by live bullets, including two medics and a photojournalist.

    Some of the wounded were moved to hospital and many others were treated in the field hospitals. (...)

    September 7, 2019 12:52 AM

    The soldiers fired live round and rubber-coated steel bullets at the protesters who gathered at many encampments along the border, killing Ali Sami Ashqar, 17, from Jabalia refugee camp, in northern Gaza, after shooting him with a live round to the chest.

    Furthermore, the soldiers killed another child, identified as Khaled Abu Baker Mohammad al-Rabi’ey, 14 , from the Shejaeyya neighborhood, in Gaza.

    Among the wounded Palestinians in Gaza are 38 children and two paramedics, including a female.

    #marcheduretour 73

    • Israël tire sur des enfants, et les laisse se vider de leur sang
      Sarah Algherbawi - 20 septembre 2019 – The Electronic Intifada – Traduction : Chronique de Palestine – MJB

      Les parents d’Ali al-Ashqar sont convaincus qu’Israël a empêché les médecins d’arriver jusqu’à leur fils pour le soigner.

      Ali al-Ashqar venait de lancer une pierre quand on lui a tiré dessus. Le jeune homme de 17 ans s’est immédiatement effondré sur le sol.

      Nabil Masoud se tenait à proximité. Avec deux secouristes, il s’est précipité pour essayer d’aider Ali.

      « Mais le tireur d’élite israélien a commencé à tirer sur quiconque s’approchait de l’enfant », a déclaré Masoud. « Pendant environ 17 minutes, personne n’a pu parvenir jusque Ali. Il était clair que le soldat israélien voulait que l’enfant se vide de son sang et meurt. Et c’est ce qui s’est réellement passé. »

      Finalement, les secouristes ont pu parvenir jusqu’à Ali. Mais c’était trop tard.

      L’autopsie a confirmé qu’il avait reçu une balle dans la poitrine, qui était ressortie par le cou. Il avait également été touché par des fragments de balles tirées dans sa direction.

      Ali a été tué lors de la Grande Marche du Retour le 6 septembre. Il se trouvait à environ 80 mètres de la clôture séparant Gaza d’Israël. (...)

  • Young Man Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered Friday In Southern Gaza
    August 31, 2019 8:48 PM

    The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported, Saturday, that a young man who was shot and seriously injured by Israeli army fire during the Great Return March processions, Friday, has died from his wounds.

    The Health Ministry stated that Badereddin Nabil Mousa , 25, was shot with a live Israeli army round, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

    The young man was shot by an Israeli army sharpshooter stationed at a sniper post across the perimeter fence, and was rushed to the Gaza European Hospital, where he died from his serious wounds.

    #Palestine_assassinée #marcheduretour

  • Israeli Soldiers Injure 72 Palestinians In Gaza
    August 30, 2019 9:25 PM – IMEMC News

    The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported that Israeli soldiers injured, during the Great Return Procession in the Gaza Strip, Friday, 72 Palestinians, including 30 who were shot with live ammunition, in addition to a journalist and a medic, in various parts of the coastal region.

    Thousands of Palestinians gathered along the eastern parts of the Gaza Strip, in Rafah and Khan Younis in southern Gaza, al-Boreij in central Gaza, Gaza city, in addition to Jabalia in northern Gaza.

    Dozens of Israeli soldiers, including sharpshooters, were deployed across the perimeter fence in their fortified make-shift camps and sniper posts, and attacked the protesters with live rounds, high-velocity gas bombs and rubber-coated steel bullets, especially near Rafah and Khan Younis.

    #marcheduretour 72

    • On 72nd Great March of Return: 94 Civilians Injured, including 25 Children, a Woman, 2 Journalists and 2 Paramedics by Israeli forces
      August 30, 2019

      On 72nd Great March of Return, 94 civilians injured as a result of the Israeli military’s continued use of excessive force against peaceful protests along the Gaza Strip’s eastern border; 25 children, a woman, 2 journalists and 2 paramedics were among those injured this Friday, 30 August 2019.

  • Two Palestinians Killed In Gaza Explosion
    August 28, 2019 1:50 AM – IMEMC News

    The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported, on Tuesday evening, that two Palestinians were killed, and three were injured, in an explosion that took place west of Gaza city.

    The Health Ministry stated that Salama Majed an-Nadim, 32, and Ala Ziad al-Gharabily, 32, were killed in the explosion, and two others, including a woman, were moderately injured.

    An-Nadim was a Palestinian police officer, from the Zeitoun neighborhood in Gaza city. (...)


    • Le Jihad Islamique condamne les attentats à la bombe visant la sécurité et la stabilité à Gaza
      Mercredi 28/Août/2019 9:15:43 AM

      Le Mouvement du Jihad islamique a fermement condamné les deux explosions qui visaient deux points de contrôle de la police palestinienne à Gaza, mardi soir, qualifiant cet acte de"perfide" visant tout le peuple palestinien sous de fausses déclarations, au moment où il ne servirait que l’ennemi occupant sioniste".

      Le mouvement a souligné dans une déclaration, se tenant fermement aux côtés de la police et des services de sécurité face à toute tentative malveillante visant à frapper notre front intérieur, en faveur d’un agenda au service de l’ennemi sioniste qui tente par tous les moyens de nuitre à notre peuple et à sa vaillante résistance.

    • Etat d’alerte à Gaza après des attentats fatals à trois policiers du Hamas
      28 Août 2019

      (...) Les services de sécurité à Gaza ont sous la main des premières informations concernant ce crime odieux et leurs auteurs et poursuivent leurs enquêtes afin d’établir les circonstances exactes (...) de ces attentats à la bombe", a indiqué le ministère de l’Intérieur à Gaza, ajoutant que l’enclave était en « état d’alerte ».

      Les autorités, qui avaient évoqué dans la nuit des « explosions » d’origine indéterminée, ont fait passer le bilan des attaques, survenues contre des check-points de la police dans la ville de Gaza, de deux à trois morts, en plus de trois blessés.

      Des témoins ont déclaré à l’AFP qu’il s’agissait d’attentats suicide menés par des kamikazes à moto. Le ministère de l’Intérieur n’a pas confirmé ces informations mais, selon une source proche de l’enquête, « les soupçons penchent du côté des salafistes ». Ce terme est traditionnellement utilisé par le Hamas pour décrire des groupuscules radicaux qui contestent son autorité à Gaza et s’inspirent de l’organisation Etat islamique (EI).

      Il s’agirait des premiers attentats suicide dans l’enclave palestinienne en plus de deux ans. La dernière en date, le 17 août 2017, visait un garde du Hamas dans le sud de l’enclave, près de la frontière égyptienne.(...)

    • PCHR Condemns the Explosions Targeting Two Traffic Police Checkpoints in Gaza City Demanding Perpetrators Be Brought To Justice
      August 28, 2019

      The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns in the strongest terms the explosions targeting two traffic police checkpoints in Gaza City yesterday evening, killing three members of the traffic police and injuring 9 civilians including a woman. PCHR demands that the Gaza Strip Attorney General investigate the crimes and bring perpetrators to justice.

      According to PCHR investigations, two violent explosions occurred on Tuesday evening, 27 August 2019, at two separate traffic police checkpoints in Gaza city. The first occurred at 22:45 at al-Dahdouh Square, southern part of the city, and resulted in the killing of two police officers and the injury of three civilians including a woman. The second explosion occurred at 23:45 at a checkpoint along the Gaza sea corniche where one police officer was killed and 6 civilians sustained injuries.

      The Palestinian Ministry of Interior Affairs announced on its website that the three killed traffic and rescue police officers were: Lieutenant Salama Majed al-Nadeem (32); Lieutenant Wael Moussa Mohammed Khalifa (45); and police assistant Alaa’ Ziad al-Gharably (32). Additionally, three others were injured. The Ministry’s statement also assured that “security services have leads on those behind this obscene crime,” they also asserted that they are investigating the incident and will announce the results in due time. (...)

    • Les explosions de mardi soir à Gaza causées par deux kamikazes
      28 août 2019 Par Agence Reuters

      GAZA (Reuters) - Les explosions qui ont tué trois policiers mardi dans la bande de Gaza étaient dues à des attentats suicides commis par deux kamikazes et une enquête a été ouverte pour savoir qui est derrière ces attaques, a déclaré mercredi le mouvement Hamas qui contrôle ce territoire palestinien.

      « Deux personnes ont déclenché hier soir leurs charges explosives à deux points de contrôle de la police », a dit à Reuters Eyad al Bozom, porte-parole du ministère gazaoui de l’Intérieur. « Nous les avons identifiées et nous poursuivons notre enquête pour savoir qui les a envoyées. »

      Le but de ces attentats, a-t-il ajouté, est de « semer le chaos et l’anarchie à Gaza ».

    • Update 2: “Hamas Arrests Ten Persons Believed To Be Behind The Fatal Bombings In Gaza”
      August 29, 2019 8:04 PM

      Mousa Abu Marzouq, a member of the political bureau of Hamas, stated on Thursday that the security forces of the Interior Ministry in Gaza have arrested ten persons who are believed to be members of the cell that carried out the two bombings on Tuesday evening, which killed three security officers.

      For his part, Eyad al-Bozom, the spokesperson of Gaza’s Interior Ministry, stated on Wednesday evening that the investigations are advancing and that the identity of those behind the bombing have been ascertained.

      He added that the bombings were carried out by two suicide bombers who detonated themselves at two police checkpoints and that they have been identified. (...)

  • Les autorités israéliennes poursuivent la détention d’un prisonnier français

    Ramallah, le 25 Août, 2019,WAFA- Dans des conditions très difficiles, les autorités israéliennes poursuivent la détention du prisonnier, Salah Hussain (61 ans), portant les nationalités Égyptienne et Française.

    Dans un communiqué de presse publié dimanche, la commission a clarifié que le prisonnier se trouve dans une situation de santé très critique, il souffre de Paraplégie dans le côté droit de son corps et des problèmes de la colonne vertébrale.

    « Lors de son arrestation, les forces israéliennes ont saisi son fauteuil roulant électronique, il utilise maintenant un fauteuil roulant pour se déplacer dans la prison, le prisonnier souffre également de maladies chroniques » a-t-elle ajouté.

    Les forces israéliennes ont arrêté Hussain lors de sa présence dans les esplanades de la mosquée Al-Aqsa , il a été transféré entre plusieurs centres de détention.

    La commission a condamné les politiques systématiques effectuées contre les prisonniers palestiniens et les autres prisonniers dans les prisons israéliennes.

    « Cette politique pénale vient dans le cadre de cibler la mosquée Al-Aqsa et dans une tentative israélienne de la vider des fidèles »a mentionné la commission.


    French-Egyptian National Still Being Detained by Israel
    August 25, 2019

  • Israeli Soldiers Injure 122 Palestinians In Gaza
    August 23, 2019 7:51 PM – IMEMC News

    Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly Great Return March processions along the eastern parts of the Gaza Strip, and injured 122 Palestinians, including 50 who were shot with live rounds, and three medics.

    Thousands of Palestinians gathered along the eastern parts of the coastal region, hundreds of meters away from the perimeter fence.

    The protesters marched carrying Palestinian flags and posters of Palestinians killed by Israeli army fire, while chanting against the ongoing illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine, its illegal colonies and polices, and the siege on the Gaza Strip.

    The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has confirmed that the medics provided treatment to 122 Palestinians, including fifty who were shot with live rounds, and three medics.

    The Ministry added that dozens of wounded Palestinians were moved to a few hospitals, while the rest received treatment by field medics.

    It is worth mentioning that the army placed more sand hills, across the perimeter fence in the eastern parts of the Gaza Strip, from the northern parts in Beit Hanoun and Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza, in addition to the eastern part of Gaza city and the central region, all the way to the southern parts in Khan Younis and Rafah.

    #marcheduretour 71

    • On 71st Great March of Return: 149 Civilians Injured, including 66 Children, 7 Paramedics including a woman by Israeli forces
      August 23, 2019

      On 71st Great March of Return, 149 civilians injured as a result of the Israeli military’s continued use of excessive force against peaceful protests along the Gaza Strip’s eastern border; 66 children, 7 paramedics, including a female paramedic, were among those injured this Friday, 23 August 2019. This week’s protest marked a spike in the number of civilian injuries especially ones caused by live bullets and shrapnel; as well as, targeting medical crews in an indication to the Israeli military’s escalated use of excessive force against protesters. Seventy-seven civilians were shot with live bullets and shrapnel, and 6 civilians were deemed in a critical medical condition.

      This escalation came despite that the Supreme National Authority of Great March of Return and Breaking issued instructions for civilians to maintain the peaceful nature of the protests and stay away from any areas open to soldiers and snipers and avoid friction in today’s protest, titled “Protests for al-Aqsa Mosque.” This week also witnessed an increase in number of participants compared to last weeks, knowing that the organizers widely mobilized for the protests.

      The protests lasted from 15:00 to 19:00, and involved activities such as speeches by political leaders and theatrical performances. Dozens of civilians protested at varied distances from the border fence across the Gaza Strip. The protestors threw stones, fireworks and balloons at Israeli forces while the latter used excessive force in response.

      To this date, PCHR documented 208 killings by Israel since the outbreak of the protests on 30 March 2018, including 44 children, 2 women, 9 persons with disabilities, 4 paramedics and 2 journalists. Additionally, 13,629 were wounded, including 2,801 children, 419 women, 230 paramedics and 210 journalists, noting that many had sustained multiple wounds on multiple occasions.

  • One Child Killed, One Seriously Injured by Israeli Police Following Alleged Stabbing in Jerusalem
    August 16, 2019 6:36 PM – IMEMC News

    Two 14-year old boys were shot Thursday evening near the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem after an alleged stabbing of an Israeli police officer that resulted in a light injury.

    Israeli sources reported, Friday, that one of the two Palestinian teens who were shot and seriously injured near al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem Thursday, died of his wounds.

    He was identified as Nassim Abu Roumi , 14, from the al-‘Ezariyya town, east of occupied East Jerusalem.

    The other child who was shot Thursday evening, Hammouda Khader Sheikh, 14, from al-Walaja, south of Jerusalem, is believed to still be in critical condition in an Israeli hospital. Some Palestinian media sources have reported that Hammouda also died of his wounds, but that was not confirmed by IMEMC reporters.

    The army and the police fired many live rounds at the two teens, and several Palestinians in the area, moderately wounding two bystanders.

    It is worth that Nassim is the son of Mokafih Abu Roumi, a political leader of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), in Jerusalem.


    • Israel Transfers Corpses Of Two Slain Palestinians To Their Families
      September 21, 2019 8:13 AM

      Israeli soldiers transferred, on Friday evening, the corpses of two Palestinians who were killed by army fire in August and April of this year, back to their families for burial.

      The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said its teams received the corpse of Nassim Abu Roumi, from al-‘Ezariyya town, east of occupied East Jerusalem.

      It added that it also received the corpse of Omar Younis at Elyahu military roadblock, south of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia.

      It is worth mentioning Nassim Abu Roumi, 14, was shot and killed by Israeli police, on August 15, 2019, near the al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, after an alleged stabbing of an Israeli police officer that resulted in a light injury.

      Meanwhile, Omar Younis, 20, died on April 27 209, from serious wounds he suffered a week earlier, after Israeli soldiers shot him at a Za’tara military roadblock in northern West Bank, reportedly after he attempted to stab them.

  • « Manigancer une majorité juive à Jérusalem » : les Palestiniens chassés par les politiques « vertes » d’Israël
    Par Jan-Peter Westad – WADI YASUL, Jérusalem-Est occupée
    Date de publication : Mardi 20 août 2019 - 16:30 | Dernière mise à jour : il y a 1 heure 18 min | Middle East Eye édition française

    Sur une colline juste au sud de la vieille ville de Jérusalem se dresse une pinède florissante de 54 hectares, au cœur du quartier palestinien de Silwan – l’une des zones les plus ghettoïsées de Jérusalem-Est occupée à la suite des initiatives du gouvernement israélien et des colons.

    Le parc, baptisé « Forêt de la Paix », est une attraction touristique présentée comme un « trésor naturel » lié à la Cité de David, un site archéologique israélien ouvert au public.

    Créée et baptisée peu après l’occupation israélienne de Jérusalem-Est en 1967, cette forêt est l’œuvre du Fonds national juif, une organisation qui soutient financièrement des projets de colonisation juive illégale dans des quartiers palestiniens.

    Depuis les années 1970, le gouvernement israélien a fait du quartier une zone « verte », un statut qui interdit toute construction.

    En 1977, les autorités israéliennes ont confié le contrôle du projet de la Cité de David à l’organisation de colons juifs El’ad.

    Le secteur de Wadi Yasul à Silwan, qui compte plus de 500 habitants, doit être démoli par les autorités israéliennes.

    Faute de place pour s’étendre au cours des décennies, les habitants de Wadi Yasul ont dû construire sans permis israéliens difficiles à obtenir, ce qui les a exposés à des ordres de démolition et à des déplacements.
    « Chaque fois que l’on sort de sa maison, on court un risque »

    Les familles se battent devant les tribunaux depuis plus de quinze ans pour retransformer le secteur en zone résidentielle, mais le gouvernement a maintenu qu’il devait rester « vert ».

    Un certain nombre de bâtiments du secteur ont déjà été démolis – les forces israéliennes ont détruit une étable et un entrepôt le 17 avril ainsi que deux habitations le 30 avril, provoquant le déplacement d’onze personnes. (...)

    #colonialisme_de_peuplement #jerusalem

  • BREAKING: Abbas Fires Advisors
    August 19, 2019 6:45 PM – IMEMC News

    Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas, today, issued an order terminating the services of all his advisors, in their capacity as advisors, regardless of their title or ranking.

    He also decided to abolish all decisions and contracts related to them, and to suspend the rights and privileges they received in their capacity as advisors, WAFA reports.