• Army Injures Sixteen Palestinians In Gaza
    IMEMC News - May 25, 2019 7:32 AM

    The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, sixteen Palestinians during the Great Return March processions, ongoing for the 59th week, in the besieged Gaza Strip.

    The Health Ministry in Gaza said the injuries varied between rubber-coated steel bullets and gas inhalation, including some who were shot with high-velocity gas bombs.

    It added that a journalist, and a female medic volunteer, were among the injured Palestinians.

    All the wounded Palestinians received the needed treatment in make-shift clinics, without the needed to move them to hospitals.

    Israeli soldiers have killed 307 Palestinians, including medics and journalists, and injured more than 29000, since the Great Return March procession started in the Gaza Strip, on Palestinian land Day, March 30th, 2018.

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  • Israeli Army Kills Four Palestinians, Including A Baby And Her Pregnant Mother, In Gaza
    May 5, 2019 12:33 AM - IMEMC News

    The Israeli army killed, Saturday, four Palestinians, including a pregnant mother and her baby girl, in a series of bombings and air strikes targeting the Gaza Strip, wounding more than 30 civilians.

    Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, has reported that the soldiers killed a pregnant Palestinian mother, identified as Falasteen Saleh Abu Arar , 37, and her baby girl, Saba Mahmoud Abu Arar , 14 months, after firing a missile at their home in Gaza city.

    The mother, who was also six months pregnant, suffered very serious wounds to the head and other parts of her body, and died from her wounds.

    Dr. al-Qedra added that the soldiers also moderately injured another daughter of the slain pregnant mother.

    Furthermore, the soldiers killed another Palestinian, identified as Khaled Mohammad Abu Qleiq , 25, after the army fired several missiles into areas in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza.

    The soldiers also fired many missiles at homes in the neighborhoods of the Sheja’eyya, Tuffah and Zeitoun, in Gaza city, causing many injuries and serious property damage.

    At least thirty Palestinians have been injured in the ongoing Israeli bombardments, that caused damage to several homes in the Gaza Strip, including two residential, west of Gaza city.

    Among the targeting buildings was “Abdullah al-Hourani Center for Studies and Documentation” which is run by Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), in Gaza city.

    The Center is located in a residential building which was targeted by several Israeli missiles, Saturday.

    The Israeli bombardment also caused damage to several shops and stores, in addition to media agencies.

    Armed resistance factions in Gaza said they retaliated to the Israeli escalation by firing shells into several Israeli areas, including Ofakim, Asqalan (Ashkelon), Be’er as-Sabe’ (Beersheba) and Keryat Gat.

    Earlier Saturday, the soldiers killed one Palestinian, identified as Emad Mohammad Nosseir, 22, from Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

    On Friday, the soldiers killed two Palestinians during the Great Return March processions, and later killed two members of the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas.

    Besides killing the two four Palestinians, the soldiers also injured 82 Palestinians, including 34 children, two journalists and three medics.


    • 19h23 Un bébé palestinien tué dans un raid israélien à Gaza
      AFP - 04/05/2019 L’Orient-Le Jour -

      Une fillette palestinienne âgée de 14 mois a péri samedi dans un raid israélien qui a touché la maison familiale dans la bande de Gaza, a indiqué le ministère de la Santé à Gaza.
      L’armée de l’air israélienne a mené plusieurs raids sur la bande de Gaza, en riposte aux quelque 200 roquettes tirées sur Israël depuis l’enclave palestinienne.

      « Saba Abou Arar , âgée d’un an et deux mois, est décédée dans un raid dans l’est de la ville de Gaza. Sa mère, qui est enceinte, a été grièvement blessée, et sa soeur a été également blessée », a précisé le porte-parole du ministère de la Santé du Hamas.
      « Nous étions en train de déjeuner lorsque la maison a été bombardée par un avion israélien. Saba a été tuée sur le coup », a dit à l’AFP Abou Mohamed Abou Arar, un cousin du père de la fillette, qui a confirmé que la mère et la soeur avaient été blessées. (...)

      20h38 Gaza : la mère du bébé palestinien tué dans un raid israélien succombe
      AFP- 04/05/2019

      La mère d’un bébé palestinien tué samedi dans un raid israélien à Gaza, a succombé à ses blessures infligées lors de la même frappe qui a touché leur maison, a indiqué le ministère de la Santé à Gaza.

      « Falastine Abou Arar , âgée de 37 ans et enceinte, est décédée après avoir été blessée à la tête », lors du bombardement de sa maison dans l’est de la ville de Gaza, a déclaré le ministère gazaoui.

      22h56 Gaza : un quatrième palestinien tué par un tir israélien
      AFP - 04/05/2019
      Un quatrième Palestinien a été tué samedi dans un raid aérien israélien contre la bande de Gaza, a indiqué le ministère de la Santé gazaoui après le tir de plus de 200 roquettes vers Israël depuis l’enclave palestinienne.
      Khaled Abou Qleiq , 25 ans, a été tué dans une frappe sur le nord de la bande de Gaza, a précisé le ministère.

  • How the Boeing 737 Max Disaster Looks to a Software Developer - IEEE Spectrum

    That’s because the major selling point of the 737 Max is that it is just a 737, and any pilot who has flown other 737s can fly a 737 Max without expensive training, without recertification, without another type of rating. Airlines—Southwest is a prominent example—tend to go for one “standard” airplane. They want to have one airplane that all their pilots can fly because that makes both pilots and airplanes fungible, maximizing flexibility and minimizing costs.

    It all comes down to money, and in this case, MCAS was the way for both Boeing and its customers to keep the money flowing in the right direction. The necessity to insist that the 737 Max was no different in flying characteristics, no different in systems, from any other 737 was the key to the 737 Max’s fleet fungibility. That’s probably also the reason why the documentation about the MCAS system was kept on the down-low.

    Put in a change with too much visibility, particularly a change to the aircraft’s operating handbook or to pilot training, and someone—probably a pilot—would have piped up and said, “Hey. This doesn’t look like a 737 anymore.” And then the money would flow the wrong way.

    #Boeing #737 #ET302

    • Autre texte, issu du newgroup comp.lang.ada :

      One of the criticisms of the decisions leading to the MCAS software is that the software is certified only at DO-178B level C, defined as software whose consequences are ( ):

      Major – Failure is significant, but has a lesser impact than a
      Hazardous failure (for example, leads to passenger discomfort rather
      than injuries) or significantly increases crew workload (safety

      This is instead of level A (catastrophic, the whole plane can be lost), or level B (hazardous, people can be injured). The rationale was that at worst MCAS going wrong would change the nose pitch by a few degrees and then the pilot could fix it. They didn’t consider the possibility of it activating over and over again, tilting a few more degrees each time.

      Since the software was treated as level C, its development and certification process was less rigorous than what it would have gotten at a more critical level.

      Et la conclusion :

      Certifying and developing this system at level C instead of level A was itself obviously some kind of process failure. I believe finding out how that happened is one of the investigation’s objectives.

      Tu m’étonnes...

    • Merci du rappel. Les articles précédents ne sont pas aussi explicites je trouve. Là, tu comprends qu’il y a eu soit négligence fautive, soit volonté délibérée de sous-classer le composant. Et présenté comme cela, tu comprends que Boeing est vraiment très mal judiciairement parlant, si leur budget corruption ne permet pas de couper court aux enquêtes à ce sujet (ce qui n’est évidemment pas impossible).

      Y-a un fabricant chinois qui doit se frotter les mains... pour le futur. (Airbus devrait, dans un monde normal, se frotter les mains... mais le saccage « Tom Enders » va avoir du mal à être réparé, s’il existe la moindre volonté politique d’un jour le réparer... et à observer le parachute doré dont il bénéficie, on comprend que... ... ...).

  • Démolition du logement d’un Palestinien accusé de meurtre d’une Israélienne
    AFP - 19 avril 2019

    Hébron (Territoires palestiniens) (AFP) - Les forces israéliennes ont détruit dans la nuit de jeudi à vendredi deux appartements appartenant à la famille d’un Palestinien accusé d’avoir tué une Israélienne en février, a indiqué l’armée dans un communiqué.

    Des soldats israéliens ont entouré dans la nuit l’immeuble dans lequel se trouvent les appartements de la famille d’Arafat Irfaiya, situé à Hébron, en Cisjordanie occupée, selon un correspondant de l’AFP.

    A l’aide d’engins de chantier, ils ont détruit les deux appartements. Des heurts ont alors éclaté entre forces israéliennes et Palestiniens présents sur place.

    Le corps d’Ori Ansbacher, qui était âgée de 19 ans, avait été retrouvé le 7 février dans le sud de Jérusalem, dans un secteur à la limite de la Cisjordanie. (...)


    • Israel demolishes home of Palestinian suspected of killing Israeli settler
      April 19, 2019 12:12 P.M. (Updated: April 19, 2019 12:14 P.M.)

      HEBRON (Ma’an) — Israeli forces demolished the house of Palestinian prisoner Arafat Irfaiya, 19, in the Wadi al-Harya in southern Hebron of the southern occupied West Bank, on predawn Friday.

      Spokesperson of the Israeli army said that its forces demolished two apartments in Hebron, belonging to Irfaiya’s family, who is accused of killing an Israeli settler in Jerusalem two months ago.

      Israeli forces had escorted bulldozers and military vehicles surrounding Irfaiya’s house since late Thursday night.

      A Ma’an reporter said that clashes erupted between local youths and Israeli forces afterwards, during which Israeli soldiers fired tear-gas bombs and stun grenades.

      No injuries were reported.

  • » Palestinian child dies of injuries sustained two weeks ago
    April 15, 2019 8:23 AM - IMEMC News

    Palestinian medical sources report that a Palestinian child, Issac Abdul Muti Suwailm Eshteiwi , 16, from Rafah, in the south of the Gaza Strip, died of injuries sustained when he was shot by Israeli forces east of Rafah near the border fence on April 3rd.

    After he was shot, the injured boy was grabbed by Israeli soldiers who thrust him into a military vehicle and took him to a military base in Israel. The Israeli military claimed that Issac and two other children were attempting to escape over the border fence when they were shot.

    When the incident occurred, one of the teens suffered fatal injuries when he was shot. The Israeli military reported that Issac suffered “mild injuries” after he was shot at close range by their sharpshooters, and the third boy was taken onto custody without reported injury.

    But he has remained in Israeli custody since being shot, and his family has not been allowed to see him, according to local sources.

    His parents were informed on Sunday that Issac had succumbed to his injuries. It is unknown whether further injuries had been inflicted upon him while in Israeli military custody due to “harsh interrogation”/torture. Injured Palestinians detained by Israeli forces have frequently reported that Israeli forces torture them while in custody.

    #Palestine_assassinée #marcheduretour

    • Israel To Release Corpse Of Slain Teen Who Was Killed In April
      July 2, 2019 1:36 AM

      The Israeli Authorities have decided, Monday, to release the corpse of a Palestinian teen, identified as Ishaq Abdul-Mo’ti Eshteiwi, 16, who was killed by Israeli army fire in April of this year.

      The decision came after the al-Mezan Center for Human Rights filed an appeal with Israeli courts demanding the transfer of the teen’s corpse to his family.

      Yahia Mohareb, a lawyer with al-Mezan, said that the center filed the appeal on April 15th, asking for allowing the transfer of the slain teen to his family for burial.

      A senior official at the Palestinian District Coordination Office said, Monday, that Israel has informed them that the Ishaq’s corpse will be transferred on Tuesday, July 2d.

      Ishaq was from Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip; he was shot with several live rounds in the abdomen, and the upper extremities, after crossing the perimeter fence.

      After shooting him, the soldiers took him to a hospital, and abducted Hamad Mousa al-Bahabsa, 16, and Mansour Fawwaz ash-Shawi, 16. Ash-Shawi was shot in his left leg, and both teens were later released and sent back to the Gaza Strip.

      It is worth mentioning that Israel is still holding the copses of 12 Palestinians, who were killed during the ongoing Great Return March processions in the Gaza Strip, after they crossed the perimeter fence, in the Gaza Strip.

  • WHO calls for protection of health workers, facilities in Gaza
    April 13, 2019 12:37 P.M.

    BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The World Health Organization (WHO) called for the protection of health workers and health facilities in the besieged Gaza Strip, following a rise in the number of health workers killed or injured and facilities damaged by Israeli army gunfire.

    WHO said in a press statement that it has recorded an unprecedented “446 attacks on health care in Gaza since the start of ‘The Great March of Return’ on 30th March 2018.”

    Who stressed that these attacks have resulted in three deaths and 731 injuries among health workers, in addition to 104 ambulances and six other forms of health transport have been damaged, as well as five health facilities and one hospital.

    #Gaza #marchedu retour

  • Israeli forces suppress weekly Gaza protests, injure 83 Palestinians
    April 6, 2019 9:49 A.M. (Updated: April 6, 2019 12:08 P.M.)

    GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — At least 83 Palestinians were shot and injured by Israeli live fire, including one critical injury, on the 53rd Friday of the weekly protests across the besieged Gaza Strip, on Friday evening.

    The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza confirmed that 83 Palestinians with various injuries arrived to the hospitals of the Gaza Strip as Israeli forces suppressed protesters at the eastern borders the Gaza Strip.

    Israeli forces surrounded several Palestinian youths in eastern Gaza City and targeted them with “red gas” and live fire. (...)

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  • MOH: 270 killed, including 52 children, in 1st year of Gaza protests
    April 3, 2019 3:51 P.M. (Updated: April 4, 2019 11:34 A.M.)

    GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — According to data collected by the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, 270 Palestinians were killed by Israeli live fire, including 52 children, six women, and one elderly man, while 16,556 were injured, including 3,310 children, and 1,088 women, since the outbreak of “The Great March of Return” protests along the Gaza border on March 30th 2018 until the March 30th 2019, on Wednesday.

    The data said that 551 of the injuries were considered critical, 7024 moderate, 8616 minor and 365 were unclassified.

    Among the injuries, 6846 were from live bullets, 865 from rubber-coated steel bullets, 2426 suffocation from tear-gas, 6419 from shrapnel and other injuries.

    The data confirmed 1567 were injuries in the head and neck, 761 in the chest and back, 654 in the abdomen and pelvis, 2322 in the upper limbs, 7941 in the lower limbs, 371 various parts, and 2922 others.

    It also recorded 136 amputations, including 122 in the lower limbs and 14 upper limbs.

    #marcheduretour #bilan

  • On 51st Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege: Israeli Forces Kill 2 Palestinian Civilians and Wound 181 Civilians, including 53 Children, 5 Women, 1 Paramedic, and 3 Journalists | Palestinian Center for Human Rights
    March 22, 2019

    On Friday, 22 March 2019, In excessive use of forces against the peaceful protesters on the 51st Friday of the Great March of Return and Breaking Siege in the eastern Gaza Strip, Israeli forces killed 2 Palestinian civilians and wounded 181 others, including 53 Children, 5 Women, 1 Paramedic, and 3 Journalists. Three Injuries of those wounded were reported serious.
    The Israeli shooting, which continued until at around 18:00, resulted the killing of 2 civilians:
    Nedal ‘Abdel Karim Ahmed Shatat (29), from al-Mughraqa in the central Gaza Strip, was wounded at approximately 17:20 with a bullet that entered the left side of his chest and exited the right side when he was among the protesters around 50 meters away from the border fence, east of al-Bureij refugee camp. At approximately 17:40, he arrived a dead body at Shuhaa’ al-Aqsa Hospital.

    Jihad Munir Khaled Hararah (24), from al-Shija’iyah neighborhood in Gaza City, was wounded in eastern Shija’iyah and arrived at 16:50 at al-Shifaa’ Hospital, where his death was declared at 17:30.

    #Palestine_assassinée #marcheduretour

  • A young, daring Palestinian hoped to smug his ‘masters’. He erred - Amira Hass | Mar 19, 2019 1:59 PM |
    The Israeli Army and Shin Bet were quick to hunt down the Palestinian who killed Rabbi Ahiad Ettinger and Staff Sgt. Gal Keidan and declare his guilt. Not so for Israeli killers of Palestinians

    The Palestinian man who carried out the stabbing and shooting attack in the West Bank on Sunday was very daring. It would behoove Israelis to understand where this came from, rather than making do with labeling him a “terrorist.”

    His gutsiness fills many Palestinians with wonder, with pride. It somewhat mitigates those many moments of humiliation they all suffer, if only because they are all dependent on permits from the Israeli military for even the most basic human activities. Even though the overwhelming majority of them won’t emulate him, Palestinians identify with what his act expressed: A deep loathing of Israeli soldiers and civilians, the masters and rapists of their land, who have settled in their midst. And yet the question, from their perspective, has to be whether this courage will, or could, lead to any concrete accomplishment in their struggle for freedom.

    He couldn’t have guessed that the soldiers at the bus stop would not know how to react to his daring. From his perspective, the most likely scenario was to be shot dead or to be seriously wounded by a soldier, not to jump into a rental car that a frightened tourist abandoned. He couldn’t have known that Gal Keidan, the soldier he stabbed with a knife, was more comfortable with musical instruments than with a loaded rifle. He wasn’t interested in the personal backgrounds of the Israeli civilians — settlers or otherwise — whom he shot at because they were at the junction, in a part of the West Bank that is under full Israeli control. They wandered around, as they wander around there every day, like lords of the estate. That’s what he saw. That’s the view that stings the eyes of every Palestinian, every day.

    His disappearance also testifies to his daring and resourcefulness. Unlike those who opted for suicide attacks, or the Gazan youth who approach the border fence expecting to be shot and killed by soldiers, his escape suggests he wasn’t dead-set on dying.

    The Shin Bet security service and the Israel Defense Forces revealed his supposed identity within hours. We should recall that 50 days have passed since an Israeli civilian killed Hamdi Na’asan in the West Bank Palestinian village of Al-Mughayyir, and we haven’t heard anything from the IDF, the Shin Bet or the police about the suspect’s identity or place of residence. We haven’t heard that he was arrested and that soldiers from the Engineering Corps were sent to survey his family’s home to prepare for its demolition. As a deterrent.

    As usual, the Shin Bet and the IDF have already convicted the man they’ve decided carried out the attack. In their wake, Israeli journalists and media outlets don’t use the word “suspect” when speaking about a Palestinian, a second- or third-generation survivor of the arrogant, violent Israeli military occupation. Journalistic ethics go out the window; reporters don’t even keep up the pretense of not convicting someone before his trial. Their obedient keyboards call him a terrorist, whose full name and place of residence must be published immediately as additional proof of the efficiency of the Shin Bet and the IDF.

    Even before he’s been captured, the bulldozer blades are being sharpened so they can take revenge on his family and destroy his home. As a deterrent. The Shin Bet and the IDF and their commanders don’t ask whether their collective vengefulness is what draws in additional young Palestinians “without a record” who “have no ties to any organization.”

    Young Israeli soldiers are sent to risk life and limb to protect the lordly normality of Jewish settlers on stolen land. This abhorrent normality forces upon the local Palestinians a life without a trace of normality, from cradle to grave.

    So a young Palestinian man hoped to stir the masters from their smug satisfaction. He erred. Now the masters, with the covert or overt funding of government ministries and local councils, will establish more unauthorized settlement outposts, whose purpose is to further expand the armed normality of a Land of Israel for Jews only.

    • Israeli settler succumbs to injuries from Salfit attack
      March 18, 2019 10:52 A.M. (Updated: March 19, 2019 2:42 P.M.)

      SALFIT (Ma’an) — An Israeli settler succumbed to injuries, on Monday, that he had sustained after an alleged shooting attack at the Gitai Junction, north of Salfit City, in the northern occupied West Bank.

      Hebrew-language news outlets confirmed that Rabbi Ahiad Ettinger, 47, who was critically injured in an attack on Sunday, succumbed to his injuries.

      Sources said that the Palestinian suspected of carrying out the attack, in which an Israeli soldier was killed, was identified as Omar Abu Leila, 19, from Salfit City, in the northern West Bank.

      Israeli forces are conducting wide-scale searches for Abu Leila.

  • Palestinian shot dead by Israeli forces for alleged stab attempt
    March 12, 2019 1:25 P.M. (Updated: March 12, 2019 2:03 P.M.)

    HEBRON (Ma’an) — A Palestinian was shot and killed by Israeli forces, on Tuesday, for allegedly attempting to carry out a stabbing attack against Israeli soldiers in the Old City of Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank.

    Locals told Ma’an that the Palestinian was shot and killed by Israeli forces for attempting to carry out a stabbing attack against Israeli soldiers situated in Hebron’s Old City.

    The Palestinian was identified as Yasser al-Shweiki.

    Fawzi al-Shweiki, Yasser’s father, confirmed to Ma’an that his son was distributing notices from the Sharia Court across Hebron City.

    Sources mentioned that Israeli forces dragged Yasser’s body and took into a building that is under the Israeli settlers’ control.

    There were no injuries reported among Israeli soldiers.
    According to Hebrew-languge news outlets, Yasser approached the Israeli soldiers with a knife in attempt to carry out a stabbing attack.


    • Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian In Hebron
      March 12, 2019 2:32 PM

      Israeli soldiers killed, Tuesday, a Palestinian from Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, reportedly after he attempted to stab them. Palestinian sources have confirmed that the slain man as distributing notices from the Sharia Court in the city, when the soldiers shot him.

      The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said the soldiers shot and seriously injured Yasser Fawzi Shweiki , 27, and prevented its medics from approaching him.

      Eyewitnesses said the Palestinian was left bleeding on the ground, after the soldiers shot him in the chest, and later dragged his corpse into the nearby Rajabi building.

      His father, Fawzi Shweiki, said that he heard the gunshots, but did not know that it was his son, who works for the local Sharia court and was distributing notices, was the victim.

    • PCHR

      Tuesday, 12 March 2019
      In a new crime of excessive use of force, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian while passing by al-Rajaby building, which the settlers took over several years ago, in al-Ras neighborhood, east of Hebron, and his corpse was taken to an unknown destination. He was killed under the pretext that he intended to carry out a stabbing attack, but PCHR’s investigations refuted those allegations. According to PCHR’s investigations, at approximately 12:30, Yasser Mohammad Fawzi Khaleel al-Shweiky (42), a court officer from Hebron, arrived in al-Ras area, east of the city, to hand Hebron First Instance Court’s summons for civilians living in Jaber and Wadi al-Hussien neighborhoods. Al-Shweiky stopped his work car, which has a governmental registration plate, 100 meters away from the metal detector established in front of al-Rajaby building, which the settlers took over several years ago. As al-Shweiky stepped out of the car and approached the building, a solider from the soldiers guarding the building fired a bullet at him then he fell on the ground. Minutes later, the Israeli soldiers took him to the building without providing him first aid and prevented PRCS ambulances from reaching there. Half an hour later, al-Shweiky was taken to an unknown destination. Following that, dozens of settlers gathered around al-Rajaby building and organized a protest calling for killing Arabs. Moreover, the Israeli soldiers completely closed the area and prevented civilians from moving freely in or out of the area. At approximately 18:00, Israeli authorities confiscated the car al-Shweiky was driving and took it to an unknown destination.

  • Palestinian youth shot, killed by Israeli forces near Jericho
    March 10, 2019 10:29 A.M.

    JERICHO (Ma’an) — A 22-year-old Palestinian was shot and killed by Israeli forces, on predawn Sunday, while passing an Israeli checkpoint on road 90, near the occupied West Bank city of Jericho.

    The Palestinian Ministry of Health identified the Palestinian as Salameh Salah Kaabneh , 22, was shot and killed as he attempted to pass an Israeli checkpoint near Jericho City.

    According to Hebrew-language news outlets, Israeli forces opened fire towards Kaabneh after he allegedly refused to pullover the vehicle at the checkpoint and attempted to pass through.

    Sources added that another two Palestinian youths were present in the vehicle with Kaabneh, however, fled the scene immediately.

    No injuries were reported among Israeli soldiers.


  • #polymath Founder’s Derailed NHL Dream Led to Opportunities in #blockchain

    A major collision in 2011 left Trevor Koverko (then in his 20s) with life-threatening injuries, including brain damage and immobility on his left side. The aspiring hockey player, drafted by New York Rangers, abandoned plans for NHL career and instead focused on crypto, software, investing, and game theory. Photo credit: T. Koverko“Accept the things to which fate binds you,” wrote Marcus Aurelius 1,900 years ago.For Polymath founder Trevor Koverko, fate almost meant dying in car accident while in his 20s. Eight years ago, Koverko’s vehicle got smashed by fully-loaded truck, a major collision that led to brain injury and disability.Destiny — he believed at the time — involved playing for NHL’s New York Rangers, which drafted him in 2005. But with temporary paralysis on left side of his body, such (...)

    #cryptocurrency-news #bitcoin #securities-token

  • How the U.S. Weaponized the Border Wall

    Migrants die and disappear in staggeringly high numbers along the U.S.-Mexico border, as Washington over the years has shut down relatively safe, traditional urban entry points, forcing border crossers into hostile desert terrain. Migrants also sustain severe life-threatening or crippling injuries. They fall into mine shafts and break their backs. Dehydration damages their kidneys. Others are bitten by snakes or injured in chases. The tall metal fences that run as barriers along segments of (...)

    #FBI #CIA #capteur #frontières #migration #surveillance #militarisation

  • » Israeli Soldiers Kill One Palestinian, Injure Another, Near Jenin
    IMEMC News -February 5, 2019 1:47 AM

    Israeli soldiers killed, on Monday evening, one Palestinian teen and injured another, near the entrance of the al-Jalama village, northeast of Jenin in northern West Bank. The army claimed that Palestinians were riding a motor cycle and “hurled an explosive at the soldiers,” and did not report any injuries.

    Mahmoud Sa’adi, the director of the Emergency Department of the Palestinian Red Crescent in Jenin, said the slain Palestinian has been identified as Abdullah Faisal Omar Tawalba , 19, from the al-Jalama village, and added that Omar Ahmad Hanana, 15, was injured but is in a stable condition.

    Palestinian medical sources said the medics moved the slain Palestinian, and the wounded teen, to Jenin Governmental Hospital.

    They added that Tawalba was shot with several live rounds in the head and legs.

    Eyewitnesses said the two were riding a motorcycle near the village, when the soldiers opened fire at them, and denied the Israeli military allegation, stating that the army will say anything to justify murdering Palestinians.

    They added that the two Palestinians were riding their motorcycle back home, in al-Jalama and ‘Arrana villages near Jenin, while returning from work.


    • Israeli Army Admits the Palestinian Motorcyclist They Killed Had No Explosives
      February 11, 2019 4:58 AM

      Following an investigation by the Israeli military into the killing of a Palestinian motorcycle rider on February 5th, and the severe wounding of his passenger, the military was forced to admit that their initial claim that the young man had explosives was a false claim.

      Abdullah Faisal Omar Tawalba , 19, was shot and killed by Israeli forces on February 5th, 2019, at an Israeli military checkpoint in Jenin, in the northern part of the West Bank.

      His passenger, Omar Ahmad Hanana, 15, was also shot by the Israeli military and badly injured, but is in stable condition at the Jenin Governmental Hospital run by the Palestinian Authority.

      Initially, the Israeli military reported to the media that the young men had approached the checkpoint and “tried to plant explosives”.

      An investigation by Israeli military police found no evidence whatsoever of any explosives of any kind.

      The soldiers claimed that they “heard an explosion,” and “where sure “an explosive was thrown at the roadblock, before they opened fire.”

  • UPDATE: Palestinian teen shot dead by Israeli forces for alleged stab attempt
    Jan. 30, 2019 11:13 A.M. (Updated: Jan. 30, 2019 2:39 P.M.)

    BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli security forces shot and killed a Palestinian teen at the al-Zaayim checkpoint, on a road that leads to the entrance of the illegal Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim, east of occupied Jerusalem, on Wednesday morning.

    Hebrew-language news sites reported that Israeli soldiers deployed at the checkpoint opened fire at a Palestinian teen who was allegedly wielding a knife and running towards them.

    The Palestinian Ministry of Health identified the killed teen as 16-year-old Samah Zuheir Mubarak , a resident from Ramallah City.

    An Israeli police spokesperson said in a statement that the Palestinian teen attempted to stab one of the Israeli soldiers situated at the checkpoint, when security forces intervened and opened fire.

    The teen was critically injured, however, succumbed to her injuries within a few minutes.

    No injuries were reported among Israelis.


    • Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Teenage Girl Near Jerusalem
      January 31, 2019 1:04 AM

      Israeli soldiers shot and killed, Wednesday, a Palestinian teenage girl, only 16 years of age, at the Zaim military roadblock, east of occupied Jerusalem, reportedly after she “attempted to stab them.”

      The Israeli Police claimed that the child, Samah Zoheir Mubarak, 16, was carrying her schoolbag when she “pulled a knife and attempted to stab the soldiers,” when the officers fired several live rounds at her and killed her.

      Furthermore, the police later abducted Samah’s father, and moved him to the al-Maskobiyya interrogation center in Jerusalem.

      Media sources said the Samah was wearing an Islamic Niqab, and that the soldiers ordered her to uncover her face, but she refused before the soldiers shot and killed her, alleging that she attempted to stab them.

      She was walking in an area of the military roadblock only designated for vehicles and not pedestrians when she was fatally shot from a close range. The Border Police examined her schoolbag, which was filled with books, and school stationary.

      Samah was left bleeding on the ground and died from her wounds. She is from Nusseirat in Gaza, but her family moved to Umm ash-Sharayet neighborhood in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and was an eleven-grade school student.

      It is worth mentioning that Samah has just returned from Mecca, in Saudi Arabia, a few days ago, after performing pilgrimage.

    • 36 Days After Killing Her, Israeli Army Transfer Corpse Of Child To Her Family
      March 9, 2019 9:37 AM

      The Israeli Authorities handed, late of Friday evening, the corpse of a Palestinian child to her family, 36 days after killing her and holding her body.

      Media sources in Ramallah said the soldiers delivered the corpse of Samah Zoheir Mubarak, 16, to the Palestinian Red Crescent, before it was sent to a local hospital.

      Her body was transferred from the Israeli side to the Palestinians at the Ofar military roadblock, west of Ramallah, in central West Bank.

      It is worth mentioning that Mubarak was killed by Israeli soldiers, on January 30 2019, after the soldiers claimed that she attempted to stab them.

  • Killed Palestinian woman laid to rest in Gaza
    Jan. 12, 2019 4:28 P.M. (Updated : Jan. 12, 2019 4:28 P.M.)

    GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Palestinian crowds marched, Saturday noon, in the funeral of Amal Mustafa Taramsi , 43, who was shot and killed by Israeli forces during protests at the eastern borders of the besieged Gaza Strip, on Friday afternoon.

    Hundreds of Palestinians, alongside head of the Hamas movement’s politburo, Ismail Haniyeh, and several other movement leaders took part in the funeral.

    The funeral procession set off from the Shifa Hospital in Gaza City towards her home in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood before burial at the neighborhood’s cemetery.

    More than 25 Palestinians were injured during Friday protests with live bullets, rubber-coated steel bullets while dozens of others suffered tear-gas inhalation.

    Two journalists and a paramedic were among injuries, while a Palestinian ambulance was also targeted by Israeli forces.

    Updated : Soldiers Kill One Woman, Injure 25 Palestinians, Including A Medic and Two Journalists, In Gaza
    January 11, 2019 4:46 PM

    The Palestinian Health Ministry said the slain Palestinian woman has been identified as Amal Mustafa at-Taramisi , 43, from Sheikh Radwan neighborhood, north of Gaza city.

    It added that the woman was shot in her head, and died from her serious wounds shortly after she was injured.

    #Palestine_assassinée #marcheduretour

  • Un Palestinien tué par des tirs israéliens à la lisière de la bande de Gaza et d’Israël
    Environ 5 000 Palestiniens ont manifesté, vendredi, en différents points de la frontière, selon l’armée israélienne.
    Le Monde avec AFP Publié le 28 décembre 2018 à 19h36

    Un Palestinien a été tué, vendredi 28 décembre, par des tirs israéliens lors de manifestations et de heurts près de la barrière de sécurité séparant Israël de la bande de Gaza, a fait savoir le ministère de la santé dans le territoire palestinien.

    Karam Fayyad , 26 ans, a été tué à l’est de la ville de Khan Younès, dans le sud de la bande de Gaza, a rapporté le porte-parole du ministère, Achraf Al-Qodra. Huit autres Palestiniens ont été blessés lors de ces nouveaux affrontements.

    #Palestine_assassinée #marcheduretour

  • Palestinian teen killed, 40 others injured in Gaza protests
    Dec. 21, 2018 4:43 P.M. (Updated: Dec. 21, 2018 5:28 P.M.)

    GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A Palestinian teen was shot and killed by Israeli forces, while at least 40 others sustained injuries with Israeli live fire, and dozens suffered tear-gas inhalation as Israeli forces suppressed the 39th Friday of the return marches across the eastern borders of the besieged Gaza Strip.

    The Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed that Muhammad Muin al-Jahjouh ,16, was shot and killed by Israeli forces at the eastern borders of Gaza, while 40 Palestinians were injured with Israeli bullets.

    The ministry added that a journalist and a paramedic were among those injured.

    Palestinian protesters had gathered at the eastern borders of Gaza.

    Israeli forces opened live fire and tear-gas bombs directly targeting Palestinian protesters gathered at the eastern borders of Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, and in Jabaliya in the northern Gaza Strip. (...)


  • Injuries reported as Israel suppresses 20th naval march in Gaza
    Dec. 17, 2018 4:34 P.M. (Updated: Dec. 18, 2018 1:49 P.M.)

    GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — At least 22 Palestinians were injured by Israeli forces’ gunfire as they suppressed the 20th weekly naval march in the northern besieged Gaza Strip, on Monday afternoon.

    Medical sources confirmed that 22 Palestinians were injured, 3 of whom were injured with Israeli live bullets and 19 with rubber-coated steel bullets and tear-gas suffocation.

    Palestinian protesters gathered at the northern borders of the Gaza Strip to take part in protests in an attempt to break the siege imposed on the Gaza Strip.

    Israeli war boats opened live fire, rubber-coated steel bullets and tear-gas bombs at Palestinian protesters and boats attempting to break the siege.

    Twenty boats, along with hundreds of Palestinian protesters, had set off from the Gaza seaport towards the Israeli “Zikim” beach.

    Many attempts have been made throughout the years to draw the public’s attention to and break the ongoing siege of the Gaza Strip whether via ships attempting to sail into Gaza or ships attempting to sail from Gaza.


  • Are women more likely to be harmed by medical device failures? - ICIJ

    The best source for gender-specific data on injuries and deaths linked to medical devices should be the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA collects that information in “adverse event” reports filed by manufacturers, doctors and others when a device has harmed a patient – or has experienced a malfunction that would lead to harm if it were to recur. An ICIJ analysis of this data identified more than 83,000 deaths and 1.7 million injuries linked to medical devices.

    Yet the FDA won’t make gender information public. An agency spokeswoman told ICIJ that revealing gender or age would violate patient confidentiality rules and that more broadly, “conclusions can not be drawn” about sex-specific differences in adverse event rates, because the reports themselves often contain unverified and incomplete information.

    #sexisme_médical #santé #implants #santé_publique #femmes

    • … More than 10 million people have received breast implants over the last decade, and more than 1 million have gotten Essure, which as of the end of this year will have been pulled from the market in every country. Hundreds of thousands have had a mesh implant. There is no comparable group of male-focused products with these kinds of widespread problems.

  • At least 40 Palestinians injured in Gaza protests
    Nov. 16, 2018 5:28 P.M.

    GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — At least 40 Palestinians were injured by Israeli forces’ live fire during the 34th Friday of “The Great March of Return” protests alongside the eastern borders of the besieged Gaza Strip.

    Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health in Gaza, Ashraf al-Qidra, confirmed that 40 injuries arrived to hospitals for treatment.

    Palestinian protesters had arrived at the eastern borders of the Gaza Strip to take part in protests of the 34th Friday of return and breaking the siege protests.

    Israeli soldiers deployed at the borders opened live fire at protesters in the return camp of eastern al-Breij refugee camps in the central Gaza Strip, and in return camps in eastern Rafah of the southern Gaza Strip.

    #Gaza #marcheduretour

  • 10 Palestinians injured as Gaza’s naval march continues
    Nov. 6, 2018 11:34 A.M. (Updated: Nov. 6, 2018 12:27 P.M.)

    GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Israeli forces opened fire at Palestinian crowds gathered at the northern borders of the besieged Gaza Strip to take part in the 15th naval march setting off from the Gaza seaport in an attempt to break the nearly 12-year Israeli siege, on Monday.

    Local sources reported that Israeli forces injured 10 Palestinians, including four injuries with Israeli live ammunition, while several others suffered from tear-gas inhalation.

    Those injured were transferred to the Indonesian and al-Shifa hospitals to receive the necessary medical treatment; their conditions were reported as moderate.

    Sources added that a number of boats set off from Gaza’s seaport towards the Israeli Zikim beach, Israeli forces fired live ammunition and tear-gas bombs to suppress protesters participating in the naval march.

    The National Committee for Breaking the Siege, which organized the naval march, said “We will not stop the return marches and the naval marches until our goals are achieved,” referring to breaking the Israeli siege and allowing Palestinians the right of return as refugees to their original homelands, now in present-day Israel.


  • » Palestinian Man Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered In Khan Younis
    IMEMC News - November 5, 2018 1:38 PM

    Palestinian medical sources have reported that a man died, on Monday morning, from complications resulting from wounds he suffered three weeks earlier, after Israeli soldiers shot him in southern Gaza.

    The sources said the man, Ghanem Ibrahim Sharab , 44, from Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, was shot by the soldiers three weeks ago.

    Sharab died from serious complications resulting from his injury, especially after the doctors had to amputate his left foot, on October 29th.

    Gaza Strip hospitals have been complaining from serious deficiency in urgent medical supplies and equipment in the besieged and improvised coastal region.

    The Health Ministry in Gaza issued numerous statements and appeals regarding the seriously deteriorating conditions in the hospitals, due to the thousands of injuries, including hundreds who suffered very serious wounds, since the Great Return March processions started on March 30th, and the ongoing Israeli siege on the coastal region.

    #Palestine_assassinée #marcheduretour

  • Teenage Gazan dies of injuries sustained in 2014 Israeli airstrike
    Nov. 3, 2018 11:35 A.M.

    GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A Palestinian 14-year-old boy died, on Saturday morning, of wounds he had sustained in an Israeli airstrike that targeted his family home in the besieged Gaza Strip in 2014.

    The al-Wafaa Hospital for Rehabilitation and Specialized Surgery announced that Muhammad al-Rifi, 14, died of his injuries on Saturday morning.

    The hospital pointed out that al-Rifi had sustained a critical injury in his cervical vertebrae, which left Muhammad Quadriplegic and on ventilators for four years.

    Muhammad had sustained his injury in an Israeli airstrike that targeted his family home in the al-Tuffah of eastern Gaza City during the Israeli offensive against the Gaza Strip in 2014.

    Muhammad’s father, brother and four of his cousins were killed in that same airstrike.

    According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, at least 2,147 Palestinians were killed during the 51-day Israeli offensive on Gaza in 2014, including 72 who later succumbed to their wounds.