“Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Teen In Southern Gaza”– IMEMC News


  • Updated: “Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Teen In Southern Gaza”
    November 30, 2019 2:21 AM – IMEMC News

    Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, one Palestinian was killed and many others, when the army attacked a group of protesters, hundreds of meters away from the perimeter fence.

    Israeli soldiers, stationed in their posts and army vehicles across the fence, fired live bullets, rubber-coated steel rounds, and high-velocity gas bombs at several Palestinians, killing one and injuring at least five others, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

    Some of the wounded were moved to the hospital while many others were treated in the field hospitals.

    Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, has confirmed that the soldiers killed Fahed Mohammad Walid al-Astal , 16, after shooting him with a live round in the abdomen.

    Dr. al-Qedra added that the soldiers also shot at least five other Palestinians, and caused many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

    The incident took place when approximately twenty Palestinians gathered on Palestinian lands, a few hundred meters from the fence; the Israeli army said it was “investigating the incident.”

    Talal Abu Tharifa, a member of the Political Bureau of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) said the Palestinians gathered at the Great Return March encampment, east of Khan Younis, and marked International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

    Abu Tharifa added that the Palestinians were at least 700 meters away from the perimeter fence and that the soldiers opened fire on them regardless.

    It is worth mentioning that the Great Return March processions have been suspended for the third week, but have not been canceled.

    The Committee for the Great Return March Processions said the temporary halt of the processions is not related to any “truce talks,” but to avoid further casualties after Israel threatened to escalate its already excessive use of force. (...)


  • PCHR: Fourth Case in 2019: Palestinian Prisoner Dies in Israeli Prison, Suspicions of Medical Neglect Arise
    November 27, 2019 4:36 AM – IMEMC News

    On Tuesday morning, 26 November 2019, Palestinian prisoner, Sami Abu-Diak, 36, died at al-Ramla prison clinic. Abu-Diak, from Silat al-Dahr village near Jenin, had spent 17 years in Israeli prison, and was recently transferred to the clinic in Israel due to his deteriorating health condition, having cancer since 2015.

    The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) holds Israeli authorities responsible for Abu-Daik’s death, and expresses its concern that Israeli authorities stalled in providing adequate and timely medical care for the deceased.

    PCHR condemns the Israeli neglect of numerous calls for Abu-Diak’s release, as is standard in humanitarian cases like his, despite knowledge of his ailing health, choosing to leave him to die in prison.

    Israeli forces refused all calls by human rights groups and others to release Abu-Diak, and kept him in custody at al-Ramla prison clinic, commonly referred to as “the slaughterhouse” in reference to the poor treatment and care provided at it, despite knowledge of his ailing health.

    Abu-Diak’s legs and arms were cuffed to his bed. Israeli forces had scheduled a hearing for his release request on 02 December 2019; unfortunately, Abu-Diak did not survive.


    • Jordan Demands Israel To Release Corpse Of Detainee Who Died In Prison
      November 28, 2019

      Jordanian Foreign Minister, Ayman Safadi, has confirmed that the Kingdom has officially demanded Israel to release the corpse of detainee Sami Abu Diak, 37, who died in Israeli prisons, and to allow its transfer to Jordan to be buried by his family there.

      The Palestinian detainee carries what is known as a Jordanian “National Identification Number,” which also makes him a Jordanian citizen.

      His family, largely living in the Kingdom, has called on the Jordanian authorities to pressure Israel into releasing his corpse for burial in Jordan. Israeli is still holding his corpse and refusing to release it.

    • Updated: “Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Teen In Southern Gaza”
      November 30, 2019 2:21 AM

      Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, Salah ‘Aahed Abu Diak, the brother of Sami Abu Diak, who died in Israeli prisons due to various complications after Israel refused to grant him the urgently need specialized medical care.

      Media sources said the soldiers invaded Sielet ath-Thaher town, south of the northern West Bani city of Jenin, before storming and ransacking the Abu Diak family home, causing property damage.

      They added that the soldiers detained the family in one room, and interrogated them for several hours while violently searching the property.

      The soldiers also invaded Jenin city, and fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at random, in addition to driving around provocatively.