• Ils adorent prendre les gens pour des cons | PrototypeKblog
    https://prototypekblog.wordpress.com/2020/10/15/ils-adorent-prendre-les-gens-pour-des-cons

    Le niveau de détail des prescriptions du régime Macron pour les lieux de vies sociales, personnelles et familiales m’a frappé. Il y mettait même une certaine délectation. Son enthousiasme à se mêler de la vie personnelle des gens contraste singulièrement avec son refus de s’interférer avec leur vie dans le monde du travail. Le régime Macron n’en finit pas de rendre impénétrable le monde merveilleux de l’entreprise, à coups de lois sur le « secret des affaires » (typiquement la « loi ASAP » actuellement soumise au Parlement), à coups de canifs dans la liberté de la presse et dans les statuts type « lanceur d’alerte » ou « délégué syndical », à coup de sabre dans le code du travail, ou encore à force de désarmement et de démantèlement de l’inspection du travail et autres institutions de l’Etat.

    Ce qui se passe dans les entreprises : de plus en plus opaque ! Vous comprenez, n’est-ce pas, il faut faire confiance aux entrepreneurs, il ne faut pas parler de ce qui peut les gêner, il faut libérer les énergies, il faut protéger les investissements.

    Ce qui se passe dans les logements : de plus en plus transparent ! Vous comprenez, n’est-ce pas, on ne peut pas faire confiance aux gens, ils sont trop cons les gens, c’est à cause d’eux l’épidémie de Covid-19 !

  • Des Éthiopiens meurent dans un centre de détention en #Arabie_saoudite - BBC News Afrique
    https://www.bbc.com/afrique/region-54402939

    Au moins trois personnes sont mortes dans des centres de détention abritant des milliers de #migrants éthiopiens en Arabie saoudite, selon le groupe de défense des droits de l’homme Amnesty International.

    Les migrants étaient confrontés à une « #cruauté inimaginable », notamment en étant enchaînés par deux et en utilisant le sol de leur cellule comme toilettes, a déclaré le groupe de défense des droits de l’homme.

  • Les coups portés contre un manifestant âgé face à des journalistes provoque un tollé international
    Mondoweiss, le 3 septembre 2020
    https://agencemediapalestine.fr/blog/2020/09/06/les-coups-portes-contre-un-manifestant-age-face-a-des-journalis

    Une nouvelle atrocité israélienne en Cisjordanie occupée provoque un tollé international : les coups contre un manifestant non armé de 65 ans qui essaie d’empêcher Israël de construire une zone industrielle sur les terres d’un village palestinien. Mardi, Khary Hanoun a été jeté au sol par un soldat israélien et maintenu par un genou cuirassé sur son cou, dans une vidéo et des photos qui ont largement circulé sur les réseaux sociaux.

    Le plus étonnant c’est que les soldats ont agi ainsi entourés de caméras de la presse officielle, les soldats se sentant évidemment en totale impunité. Les autorités israéliennes ont justifié l’attaque comme étant une réponse à une émeute, mais ont ajouté qu’ils regardent de plus près.

    Al Jazeera l’a comparé à l’étouffement de George Floyd.

    #Palestine #manifestation #répression #cruauté #impunité #George_Floyd #journalisme

  • L’armée israélienne a arrêté un jeune Palestinien de 16 ans. Le lendemain, elle a informé sa famille qu’il était mort. Mais elle en détient toujours le corps...

    Un jeune Palestinien de 16 ans meurt après avoir été abattu et arrêté par les forces israéliennes
    Defense for Children International Palestine, le 21 Août 2020
    https://agencemediapalestine.fr/blog/2020/08/25/un-jeune-palestinien-de-16-ans-meurt-apres-avoir-ete-abattu-et-

    Alors qu’on ne sait pas clairement si les autorités israéliennes détiennent le corps de Matar, celles-ci ont mis en œuvre une politique de confiscation et de rétention de corps palestiniens, en violation du droit international humanitaire et du droit international des droits humains. Pour des familles endeuillées, la politique israélienne de confiscation et de rétention de corps palestiniens s’apparente à de la punition collective.

    En septembre 2019, la Cour Suprême israélienne a approuvé la pratique de confiscation de restes humains, après plusieurs contestations judiciaires de cette politique. Le 27 novembre 2019, Naftali Bennett, le ministre israélien de la défense a ordonné que tous les corps de Palestiniens supposés avoir attaqué des citoyens ou des soldats israéliens soient gardés et non remis à leur famille. Israël est le seul pays au monde à avoir une telle politique de confiscation de restes humains, selon Adalah.

    Depuis 2018, DCIP a documenté cinq cas, sans compter celui de Matar, dans lesquels les autorités israéliennes ont confisqué et retenu des corps d’enfants dont ils privent les membres de leur famille. Dans deux cas, les restes humains ont finalement été rendus, mais dans les trois autres, les corps restent sous garde israélienne, dérobés à leur famille.

    #Mohammad_Damer_Hamdan_Matar

    #Palestine #Palestine_assassinée #confiscation_de_corps #cruauté_sans_répit

  • Israel demolishes Palestinian coronavirus testing centre in Hebron
    By Akram Al-Waara, Mustafa Abu Sneineh | 21 July 2020 | Middle East Eye
    https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-demolish-palestinian-coronavirus-test-centre-hebron

    Palestinian engineer Raed Maswade inspects the rubble of the testing centre after it was demolished by Israeli authorities in Hebron (AFP)

    Israeli authorities have demolished a Palestinian drive-through coronavirus testing centre in the city of Hebron, south of the occupied West Bank.

    The West Bank is struggling to contain a second wave of coronavirus infections, after appearing to successfully ward off the pandemic with a strict weeks-long lockdown implemented in March.

    Hebron, the territory’s largest city and powerhouse of the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) economy, has been hit particularly hard. The PA recorded 65 coronavirus-related deaths in the Palestinian territories on Tuesday.

    Hebron municipality has set up a coronavirus crisis centre, but social stigma and the difficulties caused by the Israeli occupation have hindered its response.

    Raed Maswadeh, a 35-year-old engineer whose family owns the land in which the drive-through test service was being built, told Middle East Eye that three months ago the municipality had appealed to Palestinians to raise funds to build the facility.

    “My family decided to donate our land at the northern entrance of Hebron for the purpose of constructing a Covid-19 test clinic,” Maswadeh said. (...)

  • Palestinian tribes in #Hebron asked to help stem the spike in COVID-19 cases
    https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/07/hebron-covid19-westbank-palestine-cases.html

    Nayef Hashlamoun considers himself a true believer in nonviolence. He worked with Palestine’s leading nonviolent leader, Mubarak Awad, during the period preceding the first intifada, and he later initiated the Watan Center for Culture in his hometown of Hebron. Hashlamoun told Al-Monitor that he credits what he learned about nonviolence in his latest effort to lead and encourage Hebronites to avoid public gatherings as a way to stem the sudden spike in the spread of the coronavirus in the Hebron district.

    The Palestinian Ministry of Health had announced July 4 that 2,576 out of the 4,013 Palestinians who had tested positive for the coronavirus come from the Hebron district. During the same period, nine out of the 16 deaths from the coronavirus also came from Hebron. Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh sent four Cabinet ministers to Hebron to assess the situation.

    #israël #Palestine #colonisation #annexion

  • Israël bloque la construction d’un hôpital de campagne COVID-19 en Cisjordanie, et menace de le démolir
    Par Yumna Patel, le 16 juillet 2020 | Agence Media Palestine
    https://agencemediapalestine.fr/blog/2020/07/17/israel-bloque-la-construction-dun-hopital-de-campagne-covid-19-

    (...) Aussi, lorsqu’un habitant d’Hébron s’est adressé au maire pour lui donner une parcelle de terre afin d’y construire un hôpital de campagne local, Abu Sneineh s’est immédiatement mis au travail.

    « Nous avons réuni des fonds reçus de donateurs locaux et nous avons immédiatement commencé les travaux pour l’hôpital de campagne » dit Abu Sneineh, ajoutant que la parcelle de terre était située juste à l’extérieur de l’entrée de la ville d’Hébron, près d’une intersection qui conduit à la Route 60, une route coloniale importante de la Cisjordanie.

    « Nos hôpitaux sont submergés par les personnes atteintes du COVID-19 » dit Abu Sneineh. « Nous avons pensé qu’à l’entrée de la ville, ce serait parfait, car il sera accessible aux habitants de la ville comme à ceux de ses environs ».

    Mais au début de cette semaine, quelques jours seulement après le début des travaux de construction de l’hôpital de campagne, plusieurs jeeps de l’armée israélienne se sont arrêtées à côté de la structure de la charpente de l’hôpital.

    « Les soldats ont remis un avis aux ouvriers, disant que le propriétaire du terrain avait quatre jours pour apporter la preuve qu’il possédait bien le permis de construire, et que, sinon, il nous faudrait démolir la structure » dit Abu Sneineh, ajoutant qu’il sera presque impossible d’obtenir un permis de construire auprès d’Israël dans un délai aussi court.

    « Ils nous ont dit que nous construisions illégalement, alors qu’il s’agit d’un terrain palestinien privé » dit Abu Sneineh.

    « Nous sommes en pleine crise mondiale » continue-t-il. « C’est une situation d’urgence, vous pourriez penser qu’ils montreraient quelque empathie, ou qu’ils donneraient aux gens une certaine liberté de manœuvre, mais ça ne les intéresse pas ». (...)

    • De : The Villages Group [mailto:villagesgroup1@gmail.com]
      Envoyé : vendredi 17 juillet 2020 08:53
      À : Ehud Krinis <ksehud@gmail.com>
      Objet : Demolition Order to COVID-19 Testing Center in Hebron - Letter to Israeli Representatives

      July 16th, 2020
      Your Excellency,
      I write to protest in the strongest possible turns at an attempt by the Israel authorities to demolish the COVID 19 testing center at the City of Hebron. After careful inquiry, it has been established that the piece of land was donated to the Hebron Municipality, Hebron Governor Office and the Ministry of Health, by the owner, to set up a testing center for Palestinian workers coming from Israel back to Hebron.
      I add the following information: the location is ideal for testing for Covid 19 before entering the City of Hebron, since it is at the northern entrance of the City of Hebron and on the main road used by workers, Palestinian workers, tourists and Israeli Arabs entering the city. I have also been informed that the work on the testing facility has been going on since March 2020 with signs being placed at the location indicating that it would be for COVID-19 related relief; moreover, Israeli soldiers and jeeps have apparently been going back and forth, passing next to the location for months without doing anything against the on-going work. According to the owner, it would have taken only two more days before the testing facility would have been operational.
      Furthermore, the owner has said that should the work have been stopped beforehand or at the beginning of the pandemic, he would have placed his monies into other COVID19 relief work (such as buying ventilators or providing testing kits). It looks very much as if the Army waited until all of the investment was “wasted” and then stopped the work, thus preventing any other potential relief interventions. It is to be noted that the Municipality provided water and electricity connections while the Ministry of Health have accepted to run the testing after the completion of the building process.
      You may know that there are record numbers of infections in Hebron, and there are a number of private and governmental initiatives to combat the spread of the virus. The testing facility at the entrance of the City is a major initiative that will save lives (if it is allowed to continue to exist).
      I am in despair at the lack of foresight that has permitted this destruction. You are as aware as I that this virus respects neither Jew nor Muslim nor Christian. A major outbreak in Hebron will not be containable and will inevitably affect Israel. Hoping otherwise is pure hubris, pure illusion. For the sake of ALL living in this area, I ask you to intervene and to allow this action of the army to be made good by permitting the rebuilding of the testing station.

      Yours respectfully,
      Marian Hobson Jeanneret CBE,
      Fellow of the British Academy
      His Excellency the Ambassador of Israel,
      Embassy of Israel,
      2 Palace Green,
      Kensington W8 4QB.
      Cc. His excellency Reuben Rivlin, President of Israel.

  • » Slain Palestinian’s Home, Mourning Tents Invaded by Israeli Police in Jerusalem
    June 6, 2020 6:35 AM Ali Salam – IMEMC News
    https://imemc.org/article/slain-palestinians-home-mourning-tents-invaded-by-israeli-police-in-jerusalem

    Israeli police, on Thursday evening, invaded the home and mourning tent of Palestinian martyr, Eyad al-Hallaq, in Wad al-Jouz neighborhood in Occupied Jerusalem, the Palestinian Information Center reported.

    Local sources said that the Israeli police searched the family home and mourning tent, showing grave disrespect, and provoking confrontations with locals, which resulted in the arrest of two Palestinian civilians.

    Eyad al-Hallaq, a 32-year-old Palestinian with autism, was shot and killed by Israeli police forces, in Jerusalem’s Old City, while he was on his way to his special education school.

    https://seenthis.net/messages/857321
    #sans_vergogne

  • Israeli police executes intellectually disabled man for holding toy - QudsN May 30, 2020 - Quds News Network
    https://qudsnen.co/israeli-police-executes-intellectually-disabled-man-for-holding-toy

    Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Israeli police on Saturday shot dead a Palestinian intellectually disabled man near Al Asbat gate in occupied Jerusalem only because he was holding a toy.

    Israeli media confirmed the victim is Iyad Khairi Hallaq (32 years old), an intellectually disabled student, who was on his way to school.

    The Israeli police claimed in a statement that police officers who were stationed near Jerusalem’s Al Asbat Gate noticed a young man holding a “suspicious object,” that they claim looked like a gun, and told him to stop in his tracks, after which the man began to flee, so they executed him immediately.

    UltraPal quoted a member of his family, who said that Hallaq’s disability makes him with the capacity of a 7-year-old. He also has hearing and speech troubles, which is probably why he didn’t stop when he was ordered to.

    Hallaq used to study in a school, specialized for people with intellectual disabilities, near Al Asbat gate. He was executed while on his way to school.

    Israeli Police chased the man on foot, during which they fired at him, resulting in his death, admitted Israeli police.

    Following the crime, the gates to the old city have been closed by police, fearing of protests.

    #Palestine_assassinée

    • Un jeune homme souffrant de handicap mental a été tué par la police israélienne ce samedi 30 mai engendrant l’émoi et la colère des palestiniens à Jérusalem-Est. Sa mort a provoqué un regain de tension à la veille de la réouverture de l’esplanade des Mosquées
      Publié le : 30/05/2020 -
      De notre correspondant à Jérusalem, Texte par : Michel Paul
      http://www.rfi.fr/fr/moyen-orient/20200530-jeune-palestinien-tu%C3%A9-la-police-isra%C3%A9lienne-%C3%A0-j%C3%A9rus

      À proximité de la Porte des Lions, une des sept portes de la vieille ville de Jérusalem et à deux pas seulement de l’esplanade des Mosquées, un jeune homme a été tué par la police israélienne.

      Ce samedi 30 mai, Iyad Elhalak, un palestinien de 32 ans a été interpellé par des policiers qui pensaient qu’il portait un pistolet. Le jeune homme a pris la fuite donc les policiers ont tiré. Il est mort sur le coup.

      Finalement, aucune arme n’a été découverte sur le corps du jeune homme qui s’avérait souffrir d’autisme. Selon sa famille, Iyad Elhalak n’a probablement pas compris ce que les policiers lui demandaient. Il a été tout simplement exécuté, affirme-t-on dans son entourage. De son côté, le Hamas affirme que sa mort démontre l’aspect sadique des forces israéliennes. (...)

    •  » Israeli Forces Kill Autistic Palestinian Man in Jerusalem– IMEMC News
      https://imemc.org/article/israeli-forces-kill-autistic-palestinian-man-in-jerusalem

      On Saturday, Israeli police in Jerusalem shot and killed an unarmed, autistic Palestinian man, then left him lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds for over an hour until he bled to death.

      Eyad Khairi al-Hallaq, 32, was on his way to an institution for people with special needs, where he would go each day, in Wad al-Jouz neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem.

      The police who killed Hallak claimed that they thought he had a suspicious object in his hand. But Israeli police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld confirmed to reporters that no weapon was found. (...)

    • In Under 15 Hours IOF Kills Two Palestinians, Including a Person with Disability, in Ramallah and East Jerusalem
      Posted by PCHR - Date: 30 May 2020
      https://www.pchrgaza.org/en/?p=14613

      (...) According to information obtained by the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), at approximately 06:15 on Saturday, 30 May 2020, Israeli police at al-Mujahideen Street, near Bab al-Asbat area, fired live bullets at disabled man, Iyad Khairy al-Hallaq (32), killing him immediately. Al-Hallaq was en route to a special education school for persons over the age of 18, near the King Faisal Gate, one of al-Aqsa Mosque’s gates in the occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City.

      Israeli police claimed that they noticed “a Palestinian carrying a suspicious object that they thought was a gun and ordered him to stop. After the man refused and started fleeing the scene, the officers started chasing him on foot and opened fire, ultimately killing him.” In a subsequent statement, the Israeli Police announced that the victim was unarmed, and that he had been shot with 8 bullets.

      According to al-Hallaq family, the victim was slim-built, suffered a mental disability; as well as hearing and sight deficiencies. Al-Hallaq resided in Wadi al-Jooz neighborhood, close to al-Asbat Gate, and had been attending “Bacrieh B Occupational School for Special Education” every morning for several years. (...)

    • Israel apologies after police kill unarmed Palestinian in Jerusalem’s Old City
      Jun 1, 2020
      https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/06/idf-chief-israel-police-shooting-autistic-jerusalem.html

      Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz apologized for the shooting death of an unarmed autistic Palestinian man by Israeli police in Jerusalem’s Old City on Saturday.

      Thirty-two-year-old Iyad Halak was shot by Israeli police near a school for people with special needs where he studied and worked. Israeli police said they suspected Halak may have had a pistol and ran when he was ordered to stop near the Lion’s Gate. He was later found to have been unarmed.

      “We are really sorry about the incident in which Iyad Halak was shot to death and we share in the family’s grief,” Gantz said, according to the Associated Press. “I am sure this subject will be investigated swiftly and conclusions will be reached.”

      Hundreds of mourners called for revenge during processions in East Jerusalem on Sunday. At least one Israeli police officer was placed on house arrest over the weekend during an investigation into the shooting, The Times of Israel reported.

      A lawyer for Halak’s family called the incident “murder,” saying that that eight rounds had been fired at him, according to the Jerusalem Post. (...)

    • WAFA: UN High Commissioner “Israel Must Investigate” Killing of Eyad al-Hallaq
      June 3, 2020 7:57 AM
      https://imemc.org/article/wafa-un-high-commissioner-israeli-must-investigate-killing-of-eyad-al-hallaq

      The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), on Tuesday, stressed that Israel must swiftly develop to a full, independent, impartial, competent and transparent investigation into Israeli forces’ killing of a Palestinian man with a mental disability in Jerusalem, stating that: “those responsible must be held to account.”

      A press statement issued by OHCHR said that the United Nations has for years documented and publicly reported on the routine use of lethal force by Israeli Security Forces against Palestinians, in Gaza and in the West Bank.

    • Eyad al-Halak: Another cruel killing of a Palestinian whitewashed by Israel
      Gideon Levy
      5 June 2020
      https://www.middleeasteye.net/opinion/iyad-al-halak-case-how-israeli-state-and-media-conspire-dehumanise-pa

      The fatal police shooting of an autistic Palestinian man highlights - yet again - the grotesque inequalities that have come to define the Israeli state
      (...)
      Halak never reached his destination last Saturday. Israeli border police began chasing him, shouting: “Terrorist! terrorist!” The reason is unclear. They fired on him, evidently hitting him in the leg. Panicked, he ran into a garbage room alongside the road in an attempt to hide.

      His counsellor from the Elwyn center, Warda Abu Hadid, likewise on her way to the centre, also tried to hide in the garbage room from the police and their gunfire.

      Three border police officers quickly arrived at the doorway to the garbage room. Halak was lying on his back on the filthy floor. His counsellor saw that his leg was bleeding. The three policemen stood there, guns drawn, and screamed at Halak: “Where’s the rifle? Where’s the rifle?”

      Abu Hadid, his counsellor, was yelling back at them, in both Arabic and Hebrew: “He is disabled! He is disabled!” Halak was yelling: “I am with her! I am with her!” This went on for about five minutes, until one of the police officers fired his M-16 towards Halak at close range. A bullet hit him near the waist and struck his spine, damaging various internal organs on the way - killing him on the spot.

      Thus ended the short life of Iyad al-Halak, a Palestinian young man with autism whose face was that of an angel. He was 32 and the apple of his parents’ eye. They cared for him with utmost devotion all those years, and now their entire world is in ruins. (...)

    • ’He’s disabled,’ the caregiver screamed. ’I’m with her,’ Eyad cried. The cop opened fire anyway
      Gideon Levy, Alex Levac | Jun. 5, 2020 | 5:42 PM
      https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.MAGAZINE-he-s-disabled-the-aide-yelled-i-m-with-her-eyad-cried-the

      Eyad Hallaq was shot to death in a roofless garbage room. According to the testimony of his caregiver, who was by his side and tried to protect him, he was executed. For long minutes she stood next to him and pleaded for his life, trying to explain to the police officers, in Hebrew and in Arabic, that he suffered from a disability. They shot him three times from close range with a rifle, directly into the center of his body, as he lay on his back, wounded and terrified, on the floor of the room.

      The garbage room is located in a narrow courtyard in Jerusalem’s Old City, inside Lions Gate, exactly at the start of the Via Dolorosa, where Jesus walked from the site of his trial to the place of his crucifixion, on what’s now called King Faisal Street. It’s just a few dozen meters from the entrance to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. The sanctity of the area did not help Hallaq. Nor did the fact that he was someone with special needs, a 32-year-old autistic person, the apple of the eye of his parents, who devoted their lives to looking after him.

      Hallaq was afraid of blood: His mother shaved him in the morning, for fear he would cut himself. Every scratch threw him into a panic, she says. He was also afraid of the armed police officers who stood along the route to the special needs center he went to, where participated in a vocational training program. His instructor taught him how to make his way there alone on foot – it took a month before he dared walk the route by himself – a little more than a kilometer from his home in the Wadi Joz neighborhood into the Old City.

      On his first days at the center the teacher stopped with Hallaq next to the police guard post at Lions Gate. She tried to explain to him that he had nothing to fear; they wouldn’t do him any harm, she promised. She also explained to the police officers that he was disabled and was attending the therapeutic institution where she worked – the El Quds center run by the Elwyn Israel organization, as part of its network of facilities for special-needs children and adults.

      Hallaq passed the police post every day for six years, apparently without any problems. In his pocket he carried a certificate issued by the center, stating in Hebrew and in Arabic that he was a person with special needs, as well as a National Insurance Institute card confirming that he had a 100-percent disability. But nothing saved the young man from the hands of Border Policemen, quick on the draw, unrestrained, bloodthirsty.

      Last Saturday, Hallaq left home a little after 6 A.M. The day at Elwyn El Quds, located at the entrance to the Al-Aqsa compound, begins at 7:30, but he always arrived early in order to prepare the kitchen for the cooking classes. Last week, for the first time in his life, he made a vegetable salad for his parents, slicing tomatoes and an onion, and dressing the result with olive oil. His father, Khairy, says it was the tastiest salad he’d ever eaten.

      Eyad liked going to the special needs center. When the institution shut down for a month and a half during the coronavirus lockdown, his mother had to take him there a few times to prove to him that it was closed. Last Saturday, on the last day of his life, he set out tranquilly and in good spirits. He had a cup of tea, ate a sandwich his mother made for him, showered, dressed and left. Security camera footage shows him walking along the street, a garbage bag in his hands. Every morning on the way to school he threw out the garbage from home.

      A little before 6 A.M., Warda Abu Hadid, Eyad’s caregiver, also set out from her home in the Jabal Mukkaber neighborhood, headed for the Elwyn center. At about 6:10, Abu Hadid, 47, passed by the Border Policemen who were manning the security post at Lions Gate and entered the Old City. She had not walked much more than 100 meters before she heard shouts behind her: “Terrorist! Terrorist!” Immediately afterward she heard three shots. She rushed to the garbage room nearby, taking shelter behind the iron closet on its right side. Just then her ward, Hallaq, ran into the room in a panic and collapsed on the floor. A sanitation worker was sitting there, drinking tea.

      The garbage room is an open space, not very big, with a few chairs for sanitation workers and a large container that reeked unmercifully this week when we visited the site. On the iron closet is a metal plaque with verses from the Koran, which has been here a long time. There were three bullet holes in the tin wall.

      Abu Hadid noticed that Hallaq, lying on the floor, was bleeding, apparently from being shot in the leg by the Border Policemen as he fled. She later told Amer Aruri, of the Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem, that Hallaq lay there for between three and five minutes, wounded, before he was shot and killed.

      The whole time she shouted, “He is disabled, he is disabled!” in Hebrew, and Hallaq shouted, “Ana ma’aha!” – Arabic for “I am with her” – as he attempted to cling to his caregiver for protection. It’s not hard to imagine what went through his mind in those last terrified minutes, as three officers ran into the room screaming, “Where is the rifle? Where is the rifle?”

      The officers aimed their weapons at Hallaq. They were at point-blank range, standing over him at the entrance to the garbage room. Abu Hadid kept trying to explain that Hallaq didn’t have any sort of gun – he was only holding the surgical face mask that is required these days at the center, and rubber gloves – when one of the officers fired three shots with his M-16 into the center of the young man’s body, killing him instantly.

      Suddenly the area was filled with Border Police, among them an officer who aimed her weapon at Abu Hadid’s head, ordering her to stand still while she subjected her to a body search. The caregiver, whose ward had just been killed before her eyes, was utterly distraught. She was then taken to the police position next to Lions Gate, stripped almost naked in a search for the nonexistent firearm, and then interrogated for three hours.

      The officers wanted to know about Hallaq and the institution he attended. They then informed Abu Hadid that she would be taken for questioning to the notorious room No. 4 in the police station in the Russian Compound, in downtown Jerusalem. She balked, telling the police that she first had to call her director, which they allowed her to do.

      The director of the center joined her, and Abu Hadid was interrogated for an additional three hours in the Russian Compound, until her family arrived. They took her to a clinic in her neighborhood, to calm her down and tend to her mental state. Later on this week she was summoned to the offices of the Justice Ministry unit that investigates police actions to give testimony.

      In the meantime, the Elwyn center had called Hallaq’s father and told him his son had been shot in the leg. Khairy says now that he had a bad feeling: He knows that the regular police and the Border Police don’t injure people – they shoot to kill. He and his wife Rana rushed to Elwyn El Quds. A large group of officers blocked their way and told them that they were going to search their home. No one told the couple what had happened to their son. It was only when the officers raided their house and carried out a short search that one of them asked Khairy, “When do you intend to hold the funeral?”

      That is how Eyad’s father learned that his beloved son was dead. That’s the way of police officers when it comes to Palestinians. Khairy says that the commander of the force acted humanely, but that one officer was vulgar and violent, telling Eyad’s bereaved sister, “If you were a man I would have already smashed you,” after she tried to grab his arm during the search.

      Khairy Hallaq is a thin, gentle man of 64 who this week was living on tranquilizer injections, not eating or sleeping. His eyes, red from crying and exhaustion alike, said everything. He is disabled as a result of a work accident about 15 years ago in a marble factory he owned in Anata, near the Old City. He has been unemployed ever since. When Eyad was a boy he sometimes took him to work with him.

      The couple has two daughters, Diana, 35, and Joanna, 34. When we visit, the latter, a special-education teacher, is sitting next to her weeping mother and looks no less tormented. Eyad’s parents devoted their lives to his care. This week Khairy and Rana, who is 58 and in poor health, mourned separately, as is the custom – he in the mourning tent that was erected at the end of their road; she in their home on Yakut al-Hamawi Street.

      Eyad Hallaq’s small room is tidy and spotless. A wide bed covered with a brown velvet blanket, a television mounted on the wall, and a row of the cheap bottles of aftershave and other grooming products that he loved are on the chest of drawers, along with the de rigueur bottle of hand sanitizer. He was meticulous about his appearance.

      “I don’t wear fine clothes like my son and I don’t have the kind of cellphone he does,” his father says. The mourning poster hanging at the top of the street shows a handsome young man. His mother tells us that she is convinced he will return.

      “They took Eyad. I want Eyad. When will Eyad come back? When? When? When? All day long I am at the door – maybe he will come back,” she says. “Thirty-two years I raised him, step by step. I put so much into him. My health suffered. Everyone who took care of him said there was no Palestinian who was looked after like him. But your people think he was garbage. That’s why he was murdered.”

      Both parents speak Hebrew. Their initial fears about their son first arose when he was 2. For two more years they made the rounds of doctors and clinics, until he was diagnosed as autistic. At first he was sent to a regular private school, but couldn’t integrate there; up until about six years ago he was home, not enrolled in any educational framework. The years at Elwyn El Quds were apparently the best years of his life. His parents are sorry that they only heard about the center when he was in his 20s. On Fridays, when it was closed, he would go out in the morning to buy his parents Jerusalem-style sesame-seed pretzels.

      Hallaq never spoke to strangers, only to people he knew well. Once he got used to people, he liked to laugh with them. Walking on the street, his head was usually hung low. If he passed someone he knew he might wave hello but wouldn’t stop to speak. He spoke only with his close family and his friends, and with the caregivers at Elwyn.

      “If you sat next to him, he would move away. He needed a lot of time to get used to you,” his father says. When he was not in the center he didn’t hang out with friends. In his room he liked to watch cartoons – Mickey Mouse, and Tom and Jerry on MBC3, the Arabic children’s channel. Rana says he didn’t always focus on the cartoons, only stared at them. “He was a baby,” she says, “a 2-year-old baby.”

      Her husband adds later, “He was 32 but had the intelligence of an 8-year-old.”

      Hallaq’s dream was to work as an assistant cook. In the meantime, he and others at the center would prepare food and go to the Beit Hanina neighborhood to give it to children with special needs there.

      Sitting in the mourning tent is one of Eyad’s friends from Elwyn, wrapped in a black winter coat and a thick sweater. Pointing the friend out, the bereaved father says to us: “You asked me a lot of questions and now I want to ask you a question. Look at that person. Could you wear what he is wearing in this heat? What do you see in this person who dressed like that in the summer? What can you see? I will bring you a little boy, what will you see? A boy. A sick boy. That is what the officer who killed Eyad saw.”

      Back at home, Rana says, “He was an angel while he was on the earth, and now he is an angel when he is under the earth” – and again bursts into tears.

      The day before her son was killed, she says, she asked him not to go to the center the next day, but he insisted. As often happens with bereaved parents, Rana says she had a feeling that something bad was liable to happen to her son. “We saw in the United States the policeman who killed. He is under arrest. And in Israel? He should get at least 25 years. They killed him like he was a fly. My son was a fly.”

      A sign at the entrance to the Hallaqs’ house requests people not to kiss or shake hands, because of the coronavirus, but no one pays any heed to it here. A delegation from the Hadash party, led by MKs Aida Touma-Sliman and Yousef Jabareen, arrives to pay condolences. The police haven’t yet returned Eyad’s disability card and his clothes. A cousin, Tareq Akash, an electrical engineer who was in high-tech and is now a doctoral student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, asks, “Can we go and demonstrate now? Burn police stations like in the United States? We don’t want to burn anything. But are we allowed to express anger? You know, they’ll open fire at us.”

      We follow Hallaq’s route on his last day. Leaving the house, we turn right and walk up the street to Jericho Road. At the traffic lights we cross the busy street, above which is a poster: “Look drivers in the eye.” Behind us is the university’s Mount Scopus campus, in front of us is the Old City. After the young man crossed the street, he walked along the renovated stone path that follows the Old City wall to Lions Gate, next to the Yeusefiya Cemetery. Three cute puppies are hiding next to the wall. Here Hallaq walked down the slope, between the graves and the wall, moments before his death. Steps lead up to Lions Gate. Four Border Policemen armed and armored from head to foot, truncheons and rifles in their slings, stand at the entrance in a threatening posture as we pass by.

      Here is where Warda Abu Hadid heard the shots, here is the garbage room, near the sign to the Via Dolorosa. Here she tried to take shelter from the shooting and here lay Eyad, her ward, until his death.

      Elwyn El Quds is only a few dozen meters from here. An electric glass door protects the wards at the facility; there’s no entry to strangers during the coronavirus crisis. Young people emerge from the stone courtyard, it’s midday and the school day will soon be over. The director, Manar Zamamiri, says that about 100 people get training and therapy at this center, all of them 21 and above, but this is just one branch of the Elwyn network – there are several other centers with schools and other programs in the city, serving hundreds of disabled children and adults. The main effort here is invested in vocational training.

      The Dome of the Rock glitters golden behind the entrance, where armed Israeli police officers are poised. The director breaks into a broad smile, visible even through her face mask, when we ask about Eyad. “He was so sweet. We loved him so much. And his mother is such a strong woman – mekudeshet” – holy – she says in Hebrew. This week she tried to explain to her wards what happened to Eyad.

    • Un témoin aurait confirmé qu’Iyad Halak a été abattu au sol
      Le témoignage corrobore celui de l’aide-soignante, qui avait averti les policiers que l’homme était handicapé, en hébreu et en arabe, avant sa mort
      Par Times of Israel Staff 8 juin 2020,
      https://fr.timesofisrael.com/un-temoin-aurait-confirme-quiyad-halak-a-ete-abattu-au-sol

      « J’ai vu un type, un jeune, qui courait de manière bizarre, comme s’il ne savait pas comment courir ou comme s’il était handicapé », a déclaré le témoin. « Il est arrivé dans ma direction et il est tombé sur le dos, à quelques mètres de moi ».

      « Des agents de la police des frontières couraient après lui et ils se sont arrêtés à quelques mètres du jeune, qui portait un pantalon noir et une chemise blanche et qui ne tenait rien à la main », a continué le témoin.

      « J’ai entendu l’agent de la police des frontières demander au jeune, en arabe : ‘Où est l’arme ?’ Mais il était évident que le jeune ne pouvait pas parler parce qu’il était incapable de répondre », a-t-il ajouté.

      Toujours selon le témoin, c’est à ce moment-là qu’est arrivée l’aide-soignante de Halak, Warda Abu Hadid. Cette dernière avait dit qu’elle était arrivée sur les lieux après avoir entendu les tirs initiaux et avant Halak, qui avait couru et qui s’était effondré dans un coin.

      Le témoin a raconté qu’Abu Hadid avait crié à l’attention des agents de police, s’exprimant en hébreu : « Il est handicapé », des propos qu’elle avait ensuite répétés en arabe.

      « Je suis resté immobile et glacé, je ne pouvais pas bouger tellement j’avais peur. C’était la première fois que j’assistais à une telle poursuite. J’ai regardé le jeune, qui était couché par terre et qui tremblait, et j’ai entendu d’autres tirs. L’un des agents m’a dit de partir et je suis parti en vitesse », a continué le témoin.

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      Eyewitness: Caretaker shouted ’he’s disabled’ before soldier shot autistic Palestinian
      The testimony matches that of Eyad Hallaq’s caregiver. Meanwhile, the version of events recounted by two officers involved in the incident is inconsistent
      Nir Hasson | Jun. 8, 2020 | 2:46 AM | 3
      https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-eyewitness-teacher-yelled-he-s-disabled-before-soldier-shot-autist

      New eyewitness testimony in the shooting and killing of Eyad Hallaq, a 32-year-old autistic Palestinian man, in Jerusalem’s Old City last Saturday, strengthens the suspicion that police shot him while he was lying on the ground, and after his counselor yelled that he was disabled.

      The witness, A.R., a laborer, was in the garbage-bin space where Hallaq fled to get away from the police. According to his testimony, which was taken by B’Tselem investigator Amer Aruri on the day Hallaq was shot, A.R. was sitting in the garbage room ‒ a small, roofless structure used by sanitation workers on Sha’ar Ha’arayot Street.

      “I saw a young man running strangely, as if he didn’t know how to walk normally or was disabled. He came in my direction and fell on his back, only a few meters from me,” A.R. said. “A few border policemen ran after him and stopped a few meters from the young man, who was wearing a white shirt and black pants, and didn’t have anything in his hand. I heard the police officer ask the young man in Arabic, ’where’s the pistol?’ But it was clear the young man didn’t know how to speak, because he wasn’t able to respond.”

      At this point Warda Abu Hadid, a counselor from the Elwyn El Quds center for people with special needs that Hallaq attended, also ran into the garbage room. She said she had rushed there to hide after she heard the first shots.

      “Meanwhile a woman wearing a kerchief came in and yelled at the policeman in Hebrew, ‘he’s disabled, he’s disabled,’ and then repeated the word ‘disabled’ in Arabic’” said A.R. “I froze on the spot and didn’t move I was so terrified. That’s the first time I’ve seen a chase like that. I was mainly looking at the young man, who was on the ground, trembling, and then I heard a few more shots. One of the policemen told me to get out of there and I fled.”

      His testimony dovetails with that of Abu Hadid, who said she fled to the garbage room to hide after she heard the first shots. In her testimony to Aruri, she said that Hallaq was already wounded when he collapsed in a corner of the room. She said she yelled at the policemen, “He’s disabled, he’s disabled,” and Hallaq shouted, "I’m with her.’” She added that the policeman continued to yell at him, asking “where’s the rifle? Where’s the rifle?” before shooting him several times.

      The version of events the police gave to the Justice Ministry’s department for the investigation of police officers, known by its Hebrew acronym Mahash, was that they were summoned to the site after another police unit saw Hallaq carrying what looked to them like a gun (according to family members it was a telephone). Two policemen said they heard on the radio, “a terrorist armed with a live weapon is en-route to the Lion’s Gate.”

      When he ran into the garbage room the younger of the two border policemen, a recent recruit, fired at Hallaq because “he made a movement that looked like his was preparing to draw [a weapon].”

      Mahash has yet to reconcile the two policemen’s versions of events, even though they differ. While the older border policemen who was in command during the incident claims that he called “hold fire,” after Hallaq ran into the garbage room, the younger policeman claims he never heard such an order and shot after he saw the Palestinian man making a suspicious move.

      Attorneys for the senior policeman, Oron Schwartz and Yogev Narkis, said in a joint statement, “The completion of the investigation, including a confrontation between the two and a reenactment of the events, is required because our client insists that he ordered a halt to the shooting before the fatal shots.”

      Attorneys Efrat Nahmani Bar and Alon Porat, who represent the recruit, who is the main suspect, said, “Our client fired because he felt his life was in danger, based on information that had been given to him by the competent authorities, the behavior of his commander, suspicious indications in the field and a movement that looked like preparation for drawing a weapon.”

      On Sunday night, Mahash investigators planned to conduct a reenactment of the incident with the suspected policemen, but the reenactment was canceled because journalists were present.

      Results of the forensic autopsy on Hallaq’s body revealed that he died from two bullet wounds to his torso, a source involved in the investigation said.

      Earlier Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the killing of Hallaq for the first time, calling it “a tragedy.”

      “This is a person with disabilities, autism, who was suspected – as we know, mistakenly – of being a terrorist in a very sensitive place. We all share in the grief of the family,” Netanyahu told the ministers. “I expect your complete examinations into this matter.”

      Noa Landau and Josh Breiner contributed to this report.

    • Al-Haq Sends Urgent Appeal to UN Special Procedures on the Extrajudicial Execution and Wilful Killing of Palestinian Person with Disability Iyad Al-Hallaq
      09 Jun 2020
      http://www.alhaq.org/advocacy/16963.html

      On 8 June 2020, Al-Haq sent a detailed 17-page urgent appeal to several United Nations (UN) Special Procedures mandates on the extrajudicial execution and wilful killing of Palestinian person with disability, Iyad Khayri Al-Hallaq, a 31-year-old Palestinian resident of East Jerusalem. Iyad was shot and killed on his way to Elwyn Centre, a day centre for youth and adults with disabilities in the Old City of Jerusalem on Saturday, 30 May 2020, in violation of international human rights law, international humanitarian law, and in what amounts to the commission of a war crime. (...)

      Between 30 March 2018 and the end of 2019, the Israeli occupying forces killed seven persons with disabilities during the Great Return March demonstrations in the Gaza Strip. In February 2019, the UN Commission of Inquiry on the 2018 protests in the occupied Palestinian territory found, that of the 189 Palestinians killed by the Israeli occupying forces during the Great Return March in 2018, only two incidents may have justified the use of lethal force. Notably, the Commission of Inquiry “found reasonable grounds to believe that Israeli snipers shot at journalists, health workers, children and persons with disabilities, knowing they were clearly recognizable as such.” The Commission also found that Israel’s rules of engagement for the use of live fire were in violation of international human rights law and recommended that the Israeli government ensure these rules of engagement permit lethal force “only as a last resort, where the person targeted poses an imminent threat to life or directly participates in hostilities.”

      On 22 March 2019, the UN Human Rights Council adopted the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry in accountability resolution 40/13 and called on all duty bearers and UN bodies to pursue their implementation. Over a year since, the Commission’s recommendations remain unimplemented, while Israel’s institutionalised impunity for widespread and systematic human rights violations committed against the Palestinian people has prevailed.

    • https://www.chroniquepalestine.com/pour-israel-tuer-palestinien-handicape-est-pas-exception-mais-no

      via rezo.net
      Pour Israël, tuer un Palestinien handicapé n’est pas l’exception mais la norme
      Par Ramzy Baroud - Chronique de Palestine, 17 juin 2020

      Un homme de 32 ans ayant l’âge mental d’un enfant de 8 ans a été tué par les soldats israéliens le 30 mai, alors qu’il était accroupi derrière son professeur près de son école spécialisée dans la vieille ville de Jérusalem.

      Le meurtre de sang-froid d’Iyad Hallaq n’aurait peut-être pas reçu beaucoup d’attention s’il n’avait pas eu lieu cinq jours après le meurtre tout aussi déchirant d’un homme noir de 46 ans, George Floyd, à Minneapolis, aux mains de la police américaine.

      Les deux crimes convergent, non seulement par leur ignominie et la décadence morale de leurs auteurs, mais aussi parce que d’innombrables policiers américains ont été formés en Israël, par les mêmes « forces de sécurité » israéliennes qui ont tué M. Hallaq. La pratique consistant à tuer des civils, avec efficacité et cruauté, est aujourd’hui un marché en plein essor. Israël est le plus gros contributeur de ce marché ; les États-Unis en sont le plus gros client au monde.

      Lorsque des milliers de personnes se sont précipitées dans les rues de Palestine, dont des centaines de militants palestiniens et israéliens juifs à Jérusalem, scandant « justice pour Iyad, justice pour George », leur appel à la justice était une réaction spontanée et sincère à une si grande et si flagrante injustice.

    • Israeli investigators: No footage of shooting of Palestinian
      https://apnews.com/7c3c742a874e7aadc8bf97940e357244

      Parents of Eyah Hallaq, an autistic Palestinian man who was fatally shot by Israeli police, Khiri and mother Rana, talk during an interview In Jerusalem, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. The family says it is hopeful the officers will be prosecuted after finally confirming the existence of security-camera footage of the incident.(AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

      JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Justice Ministry on Tuesday announced there is no footage of the shooting of an autistic Palestinian man who was killed by Israeli police, saying that security cameras in the closely monitored area were not operating properly at the time.

      The admission drew deep skepticism from the family and human rights workers. It raised concerns about the credibility of the investigation due to the large number of security cameras in Jerusalem’s volatile Old City.

      Eyad Hallaq, who was 32, was fatally shot just inside the Old City’s Lion’s Gate on May 30 as he was on his way to the special-needs institution that he attended. The area is a frequent site of clashes between local Palestinians and Israeli security forces, and the Old City’s narrow streets are lined with hundreds of security cameras that are monitored by police.

    • Israeli cop who shot dead autistic Palestinian faces trial: ’He posed no danger’
      Josh Breiner | Oct. 21, 2020 | 1:48 PM - Haaretz.com
      https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/israeli-cop-who-shot-dead-autistic-palestinian-faces-trial-1.9251419

      Eyad al-Hallaq, 32, was shot in Jerusalem by Border Police who mistook him for a terrorist near his special needs school in May ■ Case against commanding officer was closed out of lack of guilt

      A border policeman who killed an autistic Palestinian in May could stand trial for reckless homicide pending a hearing, the Justice Ministry announced Wednesday.

      Eyad al-Hallaq, a 32-year-old resident of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Wadi Joz, was shot dead on his way to the special needs school that he attended and worked at.

      A case against the border policeman’s commanding officer was closed out of lack of guilt.

      >> ’He’s disabled,’ the caregiver screamed. ’I’m with her,’ Eyad cried. The cop opened fire anyway

      A statement from the Justice Ministry unit that investigated the affair said that “The deceased posed no danger to police and civilians in the area,” and that the officer who shot him did so against orders.

      A description of the incident written by the Justice Ministry unit said that the officers suspected Hallaq was a terrorist “in light of certain characteristics of his behavior.” Following a chase, the Border Police officer who may be charged shot Hallaq, despite the fact that his commanding officer told him to stop. According to the statement, he shot Hallaq again after speaking with him. Hallaq’s counselor was also at the scene.

      The statement said that “one of the policemen asked Iyad in Arabic, ’where is the gun?’ and Iyad, who was wounded from the first shot, got up and pointed towards the woman he knew and mumbled something. In response to that, the policeman turned to the woman and asked her in Arabic, ’where is the gun?’ and she responded, ’what gun?’ At this stage, the suspected policeman fired another shot at Iyad.”

      Eyewitnesses said after the killing that Hallaq’s counselor from the school ran into garbage room where he was shot and yelled “he’s disabled, he’s disabled,” at the police in Hebrew and Arabic.

      Hallaq’s parents have petitioned the High Court of Justice to conclude the investigation of the case and put the two police officers involved on trial.

      The suspect’s lawyers said on Wednesday that they were certain he would not stand trial after the hearing, arguing that the case was “a tragedy, but not a criminal offense.”

      Following news of the suspect’s possible trial, Justice Minister Avi Nissenkorn said the killing was “a terrible tragedy,” and that alongside support for law enforcement, “we must ensure that there is no deviation from basic moral standards.”

      Lawmaker Youself Jabareen, a member of the Joint List alliance of predominately Arab parties, meanwhile said that “shooting a person in cold blood in a garbage room is not ’reckless homicide.’ It’s murder. Justice for Eyad al-Hallaq.”

      In July, the Justice Ministry unit investigating the case said there was no security camera footage from the shooting as the cameras in the garbage room where Hallaq was shot were not working.

  • Malgré la pandémie, l’armée israélienne tire sur les citernes d’eau dans un village palestinien | Agence Media Palestine
    https://agencemediapalestine.fr/blog/2020/05/28/malgre-la-pandemie-larmee-israelienne-tire-sur-les-citernes-dea
    B’Tselem arrive à la conclusion que le tir est délibéré et qu’il constitue « un acte illégal de punition collective ».

    Par Yumna Patel, le 27 mai 2020

    Les habitants de Kafr Qaddum subissent depuis longtemps les incursions militaires des Israéliens dans leur village, lequel se situe au nord-ouest de Naplouse dans le nord de la Cisjordanie occupée.

    Depuis neuf ans, les habitants du village organisent des manifestations, chaque semaine, contre la confiscation des terres de leur village qui permet d’agrandir les colonies de peuplement, et contre la fermeture permanente de la route principale qui relie leur village à Naplouse.

    Presque à chaque fois, ils sont confrontés à la violence des forces israéliennes, une violence qui, au fil des années, a entraîné des blessures graves, des handicaps, et même la mort.

    Au cours de ces dernières semaines cependant, les forces israéliennes ont mis en pratique une nouvelle technique de répression dans le village, une technique que le groupe israélien des droits de l’homme B’Tselem a critiquée, dans un nouveau rapport publié ce mercredi, comme étant une « punition collective »,.

    Depuis le début d’avril, il est rapporté que les forces israéliennes ont transpercé par des tirs les citernes d’eau qui se trouvent sur les terrasses des maisons des habitants du village, causant des centaines de dollars de dégâts, et une perte importante de ressources en eau pour la communauté.

    Selon B’Tselem, les soldats ont mitraillé et endommagé 24 citernes d’eau dans le village, dans certains cas en endommageant plusieurs fois les mêmes citernes au cours d’un même mois. (...)

  • Dr. Yara Hawari د. يارا هواري
    @yarahawari 27 mai 2020
    https://twitter.com/yarahawari/status/1265714597467697152

    1/6 Ayman Safiah, a Palestinian artist, dancer & beautiful soul from the Galilean town of Kufir Yassif went missing in the sea south of Haifa earlier this week. When his friends reported his disappearance in the water the Israeli authorities asked if he was Arab or Jewish.

    2/6 After some time a helicopter was sent and his body was spotted but they did not attempt a rescue because they said the waves and wind were too strong. It left soon after and the authorities did not continue with the search.

    3/6 His friends organised volunteers to continue the search with private boats, drones & scuba dive equipment. But the Israeli police prevented the boats from going in the sea & even fined volunteers for gathering. Eventually Ayman’s body was found by his friends earlier today.

    4/6 This is the reality of the Zionist regime. Palestinian lives do not matter from the river to the sea. Even in the most intimate space of death and grief, the Zionist regime still penetrates, Ayman’s friends in the West Bank will be prevented from attending his funeral.

    5/6 However his friends have shown that they are stronger than the Zionist regime & it’s violent ethnic supremacy. They displayed their strength on Palestine’s shore, continuing the search & never giving up & they displayed it on social media coming together in their 1000s.

    6/6 No matter how they to choose to erase our identity, by calling us Israeli Arabs, refugees, Gazans etc. it is clear that being Palestinian is political, in life or death. Rest in power Ayman.

  • Les travailleurs palestiniens sont les plus durement touchés par la pandémie
    Par Riya Al’sanah et Rafeef Ziadah | Traduction : MUV pour l’Agence Media Palestine | Jacobinmag.com
    https://agencemediapalestine.fr/blog/2020/05/27/les-travailleurs-palestiniens-sont-les-plus-durement-touches-pa

    (...) La diminution du nombre de travailleurs palestiniens a porté un coup dur au secteur israélien de la construction. Fin avril, seuls 15 à 17 000 ouvriers palestiniens restaient sur les chantiers, ce qui a entraîné l’arrêt des travaux sur 9 000 des 22 000 chantiers en activité.

    Les pertes financières israéliennes, couplées à l’incapacité de l’AP à soutenir ces travailleurs, ont conduit les deux parties à conclure un accord permettant à 67 000 ouvriers, principalement dans la construction, de retourner en Israël et dans ses colonies illégales en Cisjordanie. Cet accord était soumis à la condition qu’ils ne rentrent pas chez eux entre le moment de leur entrée le 3 mai et la fin du Ramadan.

    L’accord restreint la circulation des travailleurs et confie à des entrepreneurs israéliens le soin de surveiller leur localisation. Profitant pleinement de la situation, Israël a étendu l’utilisation d’une application pour téléphone portable appelée Al-Monasiq (« Le Coordinateur »), qui donne à l’armée israélienne l’accès à l’emplacement d’une personne, au micro et à la caméra de son téléphone, ainsi qu’à toutes ses données stockées.

    Bien qu’en théorie il ne soit pas obligatoire d’utiliser l’application, en pratique les travailleurs n’ont guère le choix, car elle est devenue le principal outil utilisé pour demander des permis et vérifier leur validité. (...)

    #stopcovid #traçage

  • » Israel Cuts Palestinian Water Supply in West Bank
    May 22, 2020 9:08 AM Ali Salam – IMEMC News
    https://imemc.org/article/israel-cuts-palestinian-water-supply-in-west-bank

    The Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) stated, on Thursday, that Israeli authorities drastically cut the amount of water allocated to the West Bank districts of Jenin, Nablus, Ramallah and Hebron, in recent days, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported.

    The sudden drop interrupted the water supply to the public, and caused irregular water pressure, adding that the PWA had difficulty managing and distributing the decreased amount of water in a fair and efficient manner.

    #eau

  • » Israeli Troops Erect Settler-only Bypass Road in Southern Nablus
    May 19, 2020 11:16 PM IMEMC & Agencies
    https://imemc.org/article/israeli-troops-erect-settler-only-bypass-road-in-southern-nablus

    Israeli troops reportedly embarked on erecting a bypass road, on Tuesday, in the Huwara village, south of Nablus city in the northern occupied West Bank.

    Local Palestinian media sources said that the road is seven kilometers-long and that it will be located on about 100 acres of Palestinian farm lands.

    Ghassan Daghlas, chief of the file of Israeli colonial settlements, across the West Bank, told media outlets that Israeli army bulldozers have been bulldozing and razing Palestinian farm lands, for the second day consecutively.

    Daghlas noted that the bulldozing will cause the destruction of a total of 2800 olive trees owned by Palestinians in the villages of Burin, Huwara Beta, Ourta, Yatma, Sawiya and Yasouf, located in southern Nablus city.

    Noteworthy, the Israeli occupation government released, in April of 2019, footage of a new Israeli scheme for creating a road in Nablus city. The scheme involved 44 plans, many of which have reportedly been executed.

    Such a scheme is believed to serve only the nearby Israeli colonial settlements, constructed illegally on Palestinian-owned lands.

    #Apartheid

  • » Israeli Hospital Guards Kill Epileptic Palestinian Man
    May 16, 2020 11:49 AM Ali Salam – IMEMC News
    https://imemc.org/article/israeli-hospital-guards-kill-epileptic-palestinian-man

    Security guards at a Tel Aviv hospital on Wednesday killed an epileptic Palestinian man in front of his mother. He was killed at the entrance to the hospital where he frequently received treatment for his epilepsy.

    Mustafa Younis , from Aara town, was killed by the guards after an argument at the entrance to the hospital. A video shows three security guards shooting Younis, who has his hands up and is standing near the driver’s side of his car.

    The attack took place at Sheba hospital in Tel Aviv, where Younis had gone with his mother to seek treatment.

    The three security guards all shot at him, with seven bullets hitting him at close range, killing him while his mother looked on, horrified but unable to stop the killing of her son.

    Israeli sources claimed that the Mustafa tried to stab the guards, but that claim contradicts the video evidence — and there was no evidence presented to back the absurd claim. (...)

    #Palestine_assassinée

  • L’urgence virale en Palestine
    S. C. Molavi et #Eyal_Weizman, Verso, le 20 avril 2020
    https://agencemediapalestine.fr/blog/2020/05/05/lurgence-virale-en-palestine

    Au point culminant de l’“urgence sanitaire”, le gouvernement a procédé à des démolitions de maisons dans la ville palestinienne de Kafr Qasem. Le 12 mars, l’armée israélienne a escorté des colons jusqu’au site archéologique de Sebastia, près de Naplouse—un site mythique pour le mouvement des colons, qui cherche toujours à l’annexer illégalement—au mépris des efforts de l’Autorité palestinienne pour empêcher les rassemblements importants. Le 26 mars, des bulldozers de l’armée sont arrivés à Khirbet Ibziq, une ville de la vallée du Jourdain, pour détruire et confisquer des matériaux qui devaient servir à construire un dispensaire destiné aux résidents palestiniens. Quelques jours plus tard, le 30 mars, des militaires équipés de combinaisons de sécurité ont utilisé le confinement pour se livrer à des incursions violentes chez des Palestiniens à Ramallah. Les Nations unies ont signalé que le harcèlement de colons contre des Palestiniens s’était amplifié au cours de la pandémie.

    #Palestine #coronavirus #cruauté_sans_répit #stratégie_du_choc #sens_des_priorités #colonisation

  • Les bulldozers israéliens envahissent le nord de Gaza, les troupes ouvrent le feu dans le sud, la marine blesse une personne au large
    21 avril 2020 – IMEMC News
    https://imemc.org/article/israeli-troops-invade-parts-of-northern-gaza-open-fire-in-the-south-injure-on

    Israeli troops reportedly invaded, early on Tuesday, parts of the northern and southern besieged Gaza Strip local sources reported.

    Local witnesses said that a number of armored vehicles including bulldozers, advanced tens of meters deep into the Jabalia refugee camp, north of the coastal enclave.

    Witnesses added that the bulldozers embarked on levelling Palestinian-owned farm lands, just near the border fence between Gaza and Israel.

    Concurrently, Israeli forces in south of the territory, opened fire and fired tear-gas canisters towards local farmers near the border fence with Israel in Qarara and Khuza’a towns.

    Witnesses said that the farmers were forced to leave their workplaces immediately, with no causalities reported. (...)

  • ***ATTENTION ! C’EST PROBABLEMENT UNE FAKE-NEWS, VOIR PLUS BAS DANS CE FIL DE DISCUSSION !***

    La #cruauté de cette #Europe qui perd toute #humanité à ses #frontières...
    Bulgaria Floods Evros River to Prevent Migrants Storming Greek Borders

    Bulgaria Floods Evros River to Prevent Migrants Storming Greek Borders
    At the request of Greece, Bulgaria opened an Evros River dam located on its territory on Monday in order to cause intentional flooding and make it more difficult for migrants amassed at the Greek-Turkish border to cross the river.

    The opening of the #Ivaylovgrad Dam accordingly resulted in rising levels of the Evros River, Star TV reported.

    As the standoff between thousands of migrants and refugees on the Turkish side of the Evros and Greek security forces continues, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis met his German counterpart Angela Merkel in Berlin and stressed that Greece and Europe cannot be blackmailed.

    He pointed out that if the Turkish President wants a review of the EU-Turkey agreement on migration “which he has, himself, effectively demolished,” then he must take the following actions: Remove the desperate people from Evros and stop spreading disinformation and propaganda.

    The Greek PM suggested that Erdogan should also examine other possible improvements, such as joint patrols to control the flow of migrants at the Turkish border. He also pointed out that the repatriation of those who illegally enter Greece should be possible from mainland Greece, as well as the islands.

    ”Greece has always recognized and continues to recognize that Turkey has played a crucial role in the management of the refugee issue — but this can’t be done using threats and blackmail,” he added.

    https://greece.greekreporter.com/2020/03/10/bulgaria-floods-evros-river-to-prevent-migrants-storming-greek

    #asile #migrations #réfugiés #Bulgarie #Evros #Grèce #fleuve_Evros #barrage #environnement_hostile #ouverture #barrage_hydroélectrique #inhumanité #inondation #noyades #dangers #dangerosité

    Le barrage en question...

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    Ajouté à ce fil de discussion :
    https://seenthis.net/messages/828209

    • Bulgaria opens dam in Evros – Water level rises closing passage for illegal immigrants

      Greece is taking every measure necessary to demonstrate its determination to guard the borders of Europe.
      Τhe passage for migrants from the Evros river became even more difficult as the dams from Bulgaria opened and water levels began to rise.

      The Bulgarian authorities, at Greece’s request, proceeded forward with the action.

      Greece is taking every measure necessary to demonstrate its determination to guard the borders of Europe.

      The Ivailograc Dam releases even greater quantities of water from noon onwards, resulting in the rising levels of the Arda and Evros rivers.

      http://en.protothema.gr/bulgaria-opens-dam-in-evros-water-level-rises-closing-passage-for-ille

    • Non, la Bulgarie n’a pas ouvert un barrage pour aider la Grèce à stopper les migrants

      De nombreux sites internet et comptes d’extrême droite affirment que « la Bulgarie a ouvert [lundi 9 mars] un barrage pour faire monter le niveau du fleuve Evros » et ainsi empêcher les migrants de franchir la frontière turco-grecque. Faux, selon le gouvernement bulgare. Des relevés au barrage d’Ivaylovgrad et des images satellites contredisent également cette affirmation.

      « Les autorités bulgares, à la demande de la Grèce, ont ouvert le barrage d’Ivaïlovgrad, de sorte que le fleuve Evros qui délimite une majeure partie de la frontière gréco-turque soit en crue, plus difficile à traverser à pied (...) Voici un bel exemple de la solidarité européenne », écrit le site d’extrême droite FL24.

      L’affirmation, relayée lundi 9 mars par la chaîne grecque Star TV, a été reprise le 11 mars par les sites Valeurs Actuelles et Fdesouche, par un porte-parole de Génération identitaire et par de nombreux sites anglophones, comme ici et ici.


      « La Bulgarie n’a pas reçu de demande de la Grèce pour un lâcher contrôlé au barrage d’Ivaylovgrad », a déclaré à l’AFP Ivan Dimov, conseiller de la ministre bulgare des Affaires étrangères Ekaterina Zaharieva.

      Ce barrage est situé sur la rivière Arda, affluent du fleuve Evros, à quelques kilomètres en amont de la frontière bulgaro-grecque, et à une trentaine de kilomètres à vol d’oiseau de la frontière gréco-turque.

      « On n’observe pas de hausse du niveau du fleuve Maritsa au niveau de Svilengrad », ville bulgare située en aval, près de la frontière gréco-turque, affirme M. Dimov.

      Le ministre bulgare de l’Environnement et de l’Eau, Emil Dimitrov, a également démenti mercredi sur la chaîne bulgare BTV (voir ici) avoir reçu une telle demande des autorités grecques. Le barrage d’Ivaylovgrad n’a pas été ouvert ces derniers jours, a-t-il affirmé.

      « C’est une fake news (...). Personne n’a autorisé une telle chose. Je signe chaque mois un programme d’utilisation de l’eau libérée par les barrages », et ce document « est valable pour le mois en cours », a déclaré le ministre.

      Les images utilisées pour illustrer la prétendue nouvelle remontent par ailleurs à plusieurs années.

      La photo ci-dessous circulait déjà sur internet en février 2015 (voir ici).


      Les images du tweet ci-dessous, reprises par la plupart des sites, dont Valeurs Actuelles, avaient déjà été diffusées par un site grec en juillet 2018 (captures d’écran ci-dessous à droite).

      Des relevés, disponibles sur le site du ministère bulgare de l’Environnement et de l’Eau, montrent eux que le niveau du barrage d’Ivaylovgrad a légèrement augmenté entre le 6 et le 10 mars, contredisant la thèse d’un lâcher d’eau massif le 9 mars.

      « Barrage d’Ivaylovgrad : 120.161 millions de m3, soit 76,68% de son volume total », est-il écrit dans le relevé du 10 mars. Celui du 6 mars indique un niveau inférieur, avec 119.302 m3 d’eau, soit 76,13% de sa capacité.

      Une comparaison d’images satellites (disponibles sur le site Sentinel Hub) des 8 et 11 mars ne montre pas non plus de crue significative du fleuve Evros.

      Un petit banc de sable, situé en aval du barrage et à 1,5 km en amont de la frontière turco-grecque, est notamment visible aux deux dates, bien que légèrement moins au 11 mars. Pour autant, un correspondant de l’AFP présent à la frontière gréco-turque à ces dates explique que la zone a connu d’importantes précipitations.

      Des images satellites plus anciennes montrent que ce banc s’est réduit de manière nettement plus significative entre le 6 et le 8 mars, et que ce banc varie régulièrement - et fortement - en fonction du niveau du fleuve.

      Le ministre M. Dimitrov a expliqué à la télévision bulgare qu’un lâcher d’eau au barrage d’Ivaylovgrad aurait fait monter le niveau du fleuve Evros durant quelques heures, mais n’aurait eu selon lui aucun effet durable susceptible de dissuader des migrants de tenter la traversée.

      La Grèce possède en outre un barrage sur la rivière Arda (voir ici), affluent de l’Evros, a-t-il rappelé, suggérant que le pays aurait pu créer une crue artificielle sans l’aide de la Bulgarie.

      Des milliers de migrants se sont rués vers la frontière terrestre turco-grecque, délimitée par le fleuve Evros, quand Ankara a annoncé le 28 février l’ouverture de ses portes à tous les demandeurs d’asile souhaitant rejoindre l’Europe. Des dizaines ont réussi à traverser le fleuve et à pénétrer sur le territoire grec.

      Contacté mercredi 11 mars, le gouvernement grec n’avait pas répondu à nos questions.

      https://factuel.afp.com/non-la-bulgarie-na-pas-ouvert-un-barrage-pour-aider-la-grece-stopper-le
      #fake-news

  • La navigatrice et sauveteuse en mer Pia Klemp refuse la médaille de la ville de Paris !!! – Blog YY
    http://blogyy.net/2019/08/20/la-navigatrice-et-sauveteuse-en-mer-pia-klemp-refuse-la-medaille-de-la-ville

    « Paris, je t’aime. Je t’aime pour tous les gens libres et solidaires qui vivent en ton sein. Des gens qui se battent pour la liberté chaque jour, debout, bras dessus bras dessous, distribuant des couvertures, de l’amitié et de la solidarité. Je t’aime pour ceux qui partagent leur logement, leur amour et leurs luttes chaque jour, sans se soucier de la nationalité des personnes ni de savoir si elles ont des papiers ou pas.

    Madame Hidalgo, vous voulez me décorer pour mon action solidaire en mer Méditerranée, parce que nos équipages « travaillent quotidiennement à sauver des migrants dans des conditions difficiles ». Simultanément votre police vole les couvertures de gens contraintes de vivre dans la rue, pendant que vous réprimez des manifestations et criminalisez des personnes qui défendent les droits des migrants et des demandeurs d’asile. Vous voulez me donner une médaille pour des actions que vous combattez à l’intérieur de vos propres remparts. Je suis sûre que vous ne serez pas surprise de me voir refuser votre médaille Grand Vermeil.

    Paris, je ne suis pas une humanitaire. Je ne suis pas là pour « aider ». Je suis solidaire à tes côtés. Nous n’avons pas besoin de médailles. Nous n’avons pas besoin de pouvoirs décidant qui est un « héro » et qui est « illégal ». En fait, il n’y a pas lieu de faire cela, car nous sommes tous égaux.

    Ce dont nous avons besoin, c’est de liberté et de droits. Il est temps de dénoncer les honneurs hypocrites et de combler le vide par la justice sociale. Il est temps que toutes les médailles soient lancées comme des fers de lance de la révolution !

    Papiers et logements pour toutes et tous !
    Liberté de circulation et d’installation ! »

    Pia KLEMP, 20 août 2019

    #merci

  • Paris : Un dispositif anti-SDF retiré d’une banque après un tollé sur les réseaux sociaux
    J.-L. D., 20 Minutes, le 28 juillet 2019
    https://www.20minutes.fr/societe/2572895-20190728-paris-dispositif-anti-sdf-retire-banque-devant-tolle-prov

    Quels sont les pires dispositifs anti-SDF « primés » par la Fondation Abbé-Pierre
    Delphine Bancaud, 20 Minutes, le 13 février 2019
    https://www.20minutes.fr/societe/2450403-20190213-pires-dispositifs-anti-sdf-primes-fondation-abbe-pierre

    Site web de la Fondation Abbé-Pierre consacré à ces dispositifs anti-SDF en France, et qui organise la cérémonie des « Pics d’or » :
    https://soyonshumains.fr
    https://seenthis.net/messages/650079

    Ajouté aussi à la compil #pierres :
    https://seenthis.net/messages/573068

    #Paris #France #SDF #Migrants #Pauvreté #Cruauté #honte #Pics #anti-SDF #dispositif_anti-SDF #Fondation_Abbé-Pierre #Soyons_Humains #Pics_d’or

  • #Grenoble : des #pierres posées pour empêcher les migrants de s’installer à #Berriat

    La Mairie de Grenoble a pris la décision d’installer de gros #blocs pour empêcher toute nouvelle tentative des familles de migrants de s’installer.

    Une bonne quinzaine de blocs de pierre, posée au sol, sur le trottoir et sous le pont de la voie ferrée. Après la nouvelle évacuation du campement Berriat samedi 30 juin (qui faisait suite à une première opération le 13 mars), la Mairie de Grenoble a pris la décision d’installer de gros blocs pour empêcher toute nouvelle tentative des familles de migrants qui, depuis plusieurs mois, avaient installé leurs tentes au croisement de la rue Pierre Sémard et du cours Berriat.

    « Cette zone a été accaparée par des groupes de passeurs, qui profitent de la fragilité de ces personnes »

    Du côté de la Mairie, on indique que cette décision fait suite « aux engagements pris auprès des riverains. Si les cailloux ont été mis, c’est surtout que cette zone a été accaparée par des groupes de passeurs, qui profitent de la fragilité de ces personnes. En faisant ça, on protège les familles de ce commerce sombre. »

    La mise en place d’un dispositif #anti-SDF ? « En aucun cas », assure la Mairie, avant d’indiquer que ces blocs n’avaient pas vocation à rester dans le temps et que des aménagements étaient prévus sur cette zone. « Sur la dernière évacuation, toutes les personnes ont été prises en charge par la ville et le CCAS », continue la mairie. « Elles sont toutes hébergées actuellement. »

    https://www.ledauphine.com/isere-sud/2019/07/04/grenoble-des-pierres-posees-pour-empecher-les-migrants-de-s-installer-a-
    #anti-SDF #migrations #asile #réfugiés #urban_matter #villes #architecture_défensive #SDF #sans-abri

    signalé par @karine4

    Ajouté à cette métaliste :
    https://seenthis.net/messages/732278

  • Trafic, fraudes et insécurité : Paris prêt à « déclencher les feux de l’enfer » dans les quartiers populaires de la capitale
    https://www.20minutes.fr/paris/2497063-20190415-trafic-fraudes-insecurite-paris-pret-declencher-feux-enfe


    Campement de fortune sous un pont vers Porte de La Chapelle a Paris. — Laurence Geai/SIPA

    La mairie de Paris s’attaque au nord de la capitale. La ville a dévoilé ce lundi une série de mesures afin de notamment lutter contre l’insécurité, la saleté, les fraudes de commerçant ou encore le trafic de drogue dans ses quartiers populaires à cheval entre les XVIII, XIX et XXe arrondissements.

    « Depuis 2015, ces quartiers ont été confrontés à des crises à répétition : les réfugiés, le retour du crack, les mineurs isolés marocains à risque », a justifié auprès du Parisien Emmanuel Grégoire Premier adjoint d’Anne Hidalgo.

     
    Des maraudes contre l’insécurité

    Sur la place de la Chapelle et ses abords, des agents « faciliteront la circulation des femmes dans l’espace public, rendue difficile par la présence en très grand nombre de jeunes hommes », indique Emmanuel Grégoire au quotidien.

    La mairie assure également qu’une brigade sera « présente au quotidien, sept jours sur sept », sur la « promenade urbaine » située sous le métro aérien de Barbès à Stalingrad, et alentours, rapporte Le Monde.

    Les commerces dans le radar de la mairie

    La ville de Paris considère que de nombreux commerces du quartier se livrent à des activités douteuses. Certains sont suspectés de blanchiment d’argent, de trafics divers ou encore de pressions sur des concurrents pour racheter leurs baux. D’autres encore vendraient de l’alcool de façon problématique, déclenchant des attroupements sur les trottoirs et des bagarres.

    « Pour lutter contre le sentiment d’impunité qu’ils peuvent avoir, nous sommes prêts à déclencher les feux de l’enfer », a déclaré le premier adjoint et précisant que la mairie n’hésiterait pas à faire partir de force les gérants posant d’énormes difficultés et de mauvaise foi.

    Fin de l’aide alimentaire non déclaré

    Les distributions « non déclarées » d’aides alimentaires pour les migrants et les pauvres ne seront plus autorisées. La mairie estime que ces dernières entraînent trop de bagarres entre migrants et détritus jetés à même le sol. La mairie pose également la question de l’éventuel prosélytisme religieux de certaines de ces associations.

    Une « charte de la distribution alimentaire » devrait donc prochainement être signée avec des structures spécialisées comme Les Restaurants du cœur, l’Armée du salut ou Emmaüs. « Les autres associations ne pourront plus intervenir sans une déclaration préalable, et ne devront distribuer de nourriture que dans les endroits et aux conditions que nous aurons déterminé », a affirmé Emmanuel Grégoire.

    Rénovation et valorisation de vie de quartier

    En outre, la mairie s’engage à la rénovation de 40.000 logements du parc social en 2019, la création d’une promenade urbaine sous l’axe de métro aérien Barbès-Chapelle-Stalingrad ou encore la mise en place de sentiers de randonnée métropolitains.

    Enfin, « pour valoriser la vie dans ces quartiers », la mairie va débloquer « 400.000 euros supplémentaires » pour aider les associations locales, ainsi que des aides financières pour les initiatives telles que les vide-greniers, les spectacles…

    #chasse_aux_pauvres #migrants #Ville_de_Paris #socialisme_CAC40

  • L’enfant : « alors, quand tout s’effondrait, vous avez fait quoi pour vous entre-aider ? »
    La vieille : « certains semaient des pierres sur des champs de bitume... »

    #Trelaze : Un parking transformé en champ de pierres pour écarter les gens du voyage : https://www.ouest-france.fr/pays-de-la-loire/trelaze-49800/pres-d-angers-un-champ-de-pierres-pour-ecarter-les-gens-du-voyage-63054 #racisme #tsiganophobie #honte