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  • Al-Qassam fighter succumbs to wounds sustained in accident
    Jan. 17, 2019 11:01 A.M. (Updated : Jan. 17, 2019 11:01 A.M.)
    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=782280

    GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A member of the al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas movement, succumbed on Thursday morning to wounds he had sustained earlier in a gun accident.

    Al-Qassam confirmed in a statement that fighter, Ahmad Samih al-Fayumi , 20, succumbed to wounds he had sustained in a gun accident during a mission.

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    Al-Qassam fighter dies of wounds sustained in accident
    Jan. 16, 2019 1:32 P.M. (Updated : Jan. 17, 2019 11:01 A.M.)
    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?ID=782276

    GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A member of the al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas movement, succumbed on Wednesday to wounds he had sustained in an accidental explosion.

    Al-Qassam said in a statement that fighter Hamdi Abed al-Karim Hijazi succumbed to wounds he had sustained last week.

    The Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed Hijazi’s death.

    #résistancearmée
    #Palestine_assassinée


  • Palestinian teen killed, 40 others injured in Gaza protests
    Dec. 21, 2018 4:43 P.M. (Updated: Dec. 21, 2018 5:28 P.M.)
    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?ID=782146

    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. (...)

    #Palestine_assassinée


  • Palestinian teen shot, killed by Israeli forces in al-Bireh
    Dec. 14, 2018 5:39 P.M. (Updated: Dec. 14, 2018 5:55 P.M.)
    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?ID=782092

    RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — A 16-year-old Palestinian was shot and killed by Israeli forces during clashes that erupted in the al-Jalazun refugee camp north of al-Bireh in the central occupied West Bank, on Friday evening.

    The Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed that a Palestinian from the al-Jalazun refugee camp arrived to the Palestine Medical Center in a critical condition.

    Sources added that the teen was injured with live bullets in the abdomen.

    The ministry identified the killed teen as Mahmoud Youssef Nakhleh.

    Israeli forces opened fire at the teen from a very close range; from less than 10 meters away.

    Israeli soldiers attempted to detain Nakhleh afterwards, however, Palestinian Red Crescent paramedics were able to take him and transfer him to the Palestine Medical Center after having to quarrel Israeli soldiers for more than 30 minutes.

    Nakhleh was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

    #Palestine_assassinée

    • After Shooting a Palestinian Teen, Israeli Troops Dragged Him Around – and Chased an Ambulance Away

      A Palestinian from the Jalazun refugee camp was shot in the back and died after soldiers kept him from receiving medical care
      Gideon Levy and Alex Levac Dec 20, 2018
      https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium--1.6765800

      What goes through the head of soldiers, young Israelis, after they shoot an unarmed Palestinian teenager in the back with live ammunition, prevent him from getting medical treatment, move him around, putting him on the ground and then picking him up again – and chase away an ambulance at gunpoint? For 15 minutes, the Israel Defense Forces soldiers carried the dying Mahmoud Nakhle , pulling him by his hands and feet, it’s not clear why or where, before allowing him to be evacuated. They had already shot him and wounded him badly. He was dying. Why not let the Palestinian ambulance that arrived at the site rush him to the hospital and possibly save his life? Nakhle died from a bullet in his liver and loss of blood. He was two weeks after his 18th birthday, the only son of parents who are descendants of refugees, and he lived in the Jalazun refugee camp adjacent to Ramallah, in the West Bank.

      Nakhle was killed last Friday, December 14.

      Getting to Jalazun took a long time this week; it was a long and stressful trip. Overnight, terror attacks and other sights of the intifada had returned simultaneously: innumerable surprise checkpoints, such as we hadn’t seen for years; long lines of Palestinian vehicles, forced to wait for hours; drivers emerging from their cars and waiting in desperation by the side of the road, anger and frustration etched on their faces; roads blocked arbitrarily, with people signaling each other as to which was open and which was closed; some cars making their way cross-country via boulder-strewn areas and dirt paths to bypass the roadblocks, until those options, too, were sealed off by the army. And also aggressive, edgy, frightened soldiers, carrying weapons that threatened just about anyone who made a move near them.

      Welcome back to the days of the intifada, welcome to a trip into the past: Even if only for a moment, the West Bank this week regressed 15 years, to the start of the millennium.

      The wind blows cold at the Jalazun camp. A throng of thousands of children and teenagers is streaming down the road, heading home from their schools run by UNRWA, the United Nations refugee agency. The two schools, one for boys and one for girls, are situated at the camp’s entrance, on both sides of the main Ramallah-Nablus road. We were here a year and a half ago, after IDF soldiers shot up a car stolen from Israel when it stopped outside the settlement of Beit El, spraying it with at least 10 rounds, and killing two of its passengers. About half a year ago, we returned to the camp to meet Mohammed Nakhle, the bereaved father of 16-year-old Jassem, one of those fatalities. The father cried through our entire meeting, even though this was a year after he had lost Jassem.

      Mahmoud Nakhle, who was killed last week, was a relative of Jassem’s.

      Last Friday, there was stone throwing in the valley between Jalazun’s boys’ school and the first houses of Beit El, across the way. The soldiers fired tear-gas canisters and rubber-coated bullets at the young Palestinians. Quite a few of the camp’s residents have been killed at this spot, which has become a main arena of the struggle against the large, veteran settlement that looms through every window in poverty-stricken, overcrowded Jalazun, situated below.

      The stone throwing had slowed down in the afternoon and had just about stopped when an IDF force, arriving in two vehicles, began chasing after the youths, who were now on their way back to the camp, at about 4 P.M. The latter numbered about 15 teens, aged 14 to 18. Suddenly the soldiers started shooting, using live ammunition – even as calm was apparently about to be restored. A video clip, one of several that captured the event, shows the soldiers walking along the road and firing into the air.

      The wail of an ambulance slashes the air now, as we stand at the site of the incident with Iyad Hadad, a field investigator for the Israeli human-rights organization B’Tselem, who collected testimony from eyewitnesses. Nakhle chose to return home by way of a dirt path that passes above the camp. The soldiers ran after him and one of them shot him once, in the lower back. Nakhle fell to the ground, bleeding.

      The occupant of the first-floor apartment in the closest building in Jalazun, just meters from the site of the incident, heard the shot, the groans and a call for help. She assumed someone had been wounded, but wasn’t sure where or who he was. From her window she saw a group of soldiers standing in a circle, though she couldn’t see the wounded person who lay on the ground between them. A second eyewitness saw one soldier nudge Nakhle with his foot, apparently to see if the teen was still alive. They then pulled up his shirt and pulled down his pants, apparently to check whether the stone-throwing youth was a dangerous, booby-trapped terrorist. As the video accounts show, he was left lying like that, exposed in his blue underwear. The woman from the apartment rushed out to summon help, but the soldiers fired toward her to drive her off. One bullet struck her husband’s car.

      The soldiers lifted Nakhle up and carried him a few dozen meters from where he’d fallen, laying him down at the side of the road. One of the eyewitnesses related that they carried him “like you haul a slaughtered sheep.” The video clip shows them carrying him not in the prescribed way for moving someone who is seriously wounded, but by his hands and his feet, his back sagging.

      Before the soldiers shot at the first eyewitness – whose identity is known to the B’Tselem investigator – to scare her off, she shouted at them to let the wounded person be and to allow him to be taken to hospital in an ambulance. “Leave him alone, do you want to kill him… give him aid.” She also shouted at the soldiers that she was his mother – apparently hoping that the lie would stir pity in them – but to no avail. In the video shot by her daughter on her cell phone, the woman sounds overwrought, gasping for breath as she cries out, “In God’s name, call an ambulance!”

      After five to seven minutes, the soldiers again lifted Nakhle, once more by his extremities, and carried him a few dozen meters more, in the direction of the main road, and again laid him by the roadside. A Palestinian ambulance that had arrived at the scene was chased off by the soldiers, who threatened the driver with their rifles. As far as is known, the soldiers did not give Nakhle any sort of medical aid. The woman from the house again shouted, now from her window: “In God’s name, let the ambulance take him away.” But still to no avail.

      It was only after a quarter of an hour, during which Nakhle continued to bleed, that the soldiers allowed an ambulance to be summoned. A video clip shows Nakhle raising one hand limply to the back of his neck, proof that he was still alive. Half-naked, he’s placed on a stretcher and put in the ambulance, which speeds off, its siren wailing, to the Government Hospital in Ramallah.

      The teen apparently breathed his last en route, arriving at the hospital with no pulse. Attempts were made to resuscitate him in the ER and to perform emergency surgery, but after half an hour, he was pronounced dead. Dr. Muayad Bader, a physician in the hospital, wrote on the death certificate that Mahmoud Nakhle died from loss of blood after a bullet entered his lower back, struck his liver and hit a main artery, damaging other internal organs.

      A group of children is now standing at the site where Nakhle fell, practicing stone throwing on the way back from school. They hurl the stones to the ground in a demonstrative fit of anger. In the mourning tent that was erected in the courtyard of the camp, adorned with huge posters of the deceased, the men sit, grim-faced, with the bereaved father, Yusuf Nakhle, 41, in the center. Disabled from birth, he is partially paralyzed in his left arm and leg. We asked him to tell us about Mahmoud’s life.

      “What life? He hadn’t yet lived his life, they robbed him of his life,” he replies softly. Mahmoud attended school until the 10th grade and then studied electrical engineering at a professional college in Qalandiyah. He completed his studies and afterward a year of apprenticeship, and was waiting to find a job as an electrician. His father was waiting for him to help provide for the family. Yusuf is a technician at a pharmaceuticals company in Bir Zeit, near Ramallah. He and his wife, Ismahan, 45, have two more daughters, aged 14 and 4. Mahmoud was their only son.

      In response to an inquiry, the IDF Spokesman’s Office gave Haaretz the following statement this week: “On December 14, 2018, there was a violent disturbance adjacent to Jalazun, during which dozens of Palestinians threw rocks at IDF soldiers. The soldiers responded with demonstration-dispersal measures.

      “During the disturbance, a Palestinian holding a suspicious object approached one of the soldiers. The soldier fired at him. Later, it was reported that the Palestinian had been killed. The Military Police have launched an investigation into the incident. Upon its completion, the findings will be transferred to the military advocate general’s office.”

      The spokesman’s office did not respond to a question regarding the denial of medical assistance to Mahmoud Nahle.

      Last Friday, the hours passed normally in the home of Nakhle family in the Jalazun camp. Breakfast, a shower; the son asks his father if he needs anything before going out around midday. Never to return. At 4:30, Yusuf’s brother called to inform him that his son had been wounded and was in the Government Hospital. By the time his father arrived, Mahmoud had been pronounced dead.

      “We are human beings and it is our right to live and to look after our children. We too have feelings, like all people,” says Rabah, Mahmoud’s uncle, the brother of his father. Yusuf has watched the video clips that document the shooting and the hauling of his dying son dozens of times, over and over. Ismahan can’t bring herself to look at them.


  • 4-year-old boy succumbs to wounds sustained in Gaza
    Dec. 12, 2018 10:35 A.M. (Updated : Dec. 12, 2018 1:00 P.M.)
    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?ID=782048

    GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A 4-year-old Palestinian child succumbed to his wounds, on Tuesday, that he had sustained as Israeli forces suppressed a peaceful protest, east of Khan Younis district, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip.

    Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, confirmed that 4-year-old Ahmad Abu Abed succumbed to wounds he had sustained last Friday as Israeli forces opened fire towards Palestinian protesters near the border security fence.
    Ahmad was hit by Israeli bullet shrapnel in the face, chest, and stomach, sustaining critical wounds.

    Thirty Palestinians were also wounded during the same protest.

    #Palestine_assassinée #marcheduretour


  • At least 40 Palestinians injured in Gaza protests
    Nov. 16, 2018 5:28 P.M.
    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?ID=781820

    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


  • Un Palestinien tué par des tirs israéliens à la frontière (ministère à Gaza)
    AFP / 14 novembre 2018 14h09
    https://www.romandie.com/news/Un-Palestinien-tu-par-des-tirs-isra-liens-la-fronti-re-minist-re-Gaza/971440.rom

    Gaza (Territoires palestiniens) - Un Palestinien a été tué mercredi dans le nord de la bande de Gaza par des tirs israéliens à la frontière, a annoncé le ministère de la Santé de l’enclave.

    Nawaf al-Aatar , 20 ans, a été tué alors qu’il pêchait les pieds dans l’eau près de la frontière, ont indiqué des sources de sécurité palestiniennes. Interrogée par l’AFP, l’armée israélienne ne s’est pas prononcée sur les faits dans un premier temps.

    #Palestine_assassinée

    • Gaza fisherman shot, killed by Israeli navy
      Nov. 14, 2018 4:57 P.M. (Updated : Nov. 14, 2018 4:57 P.M.)
      http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=781796

      GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A Palestinian fisherman was shot and killed by Israeli naval forces, on Wednesday evening, off the coast of the northern besieged Gaza Strip.

      Spokesperson of the Gaza Ministry of Health, Ashraf al-Qidra, confirmed that one Palestinian fisherman was killed, identifying him as Nawwaf al-Attar , 20, from Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip.

      Al-Qidra added that al-Attar arrived dead to the Indonesian Hospital with an explosive bullet in his abdomen.

      Israeli naval forces had opened fire at Palestinian fishermen working at three nautical miles off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip, forcing them to head back to work at one nautical mile.

      Head of the Fishermen Committees in the Union of Agricultural Work Committees, Zakaria Bakr, had confirmed earlier Wednesday, that the Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture informed fishermen to resume work along the besieged Gaza Strip’s coast.


  • Violence escalates: 6 Palestinians killed, 20 injured in Israeli airstrikes
    Nov. 13, 2018 11:36 A.M. (Updated: Nov. 13, 2018 12:48 P.M.)
    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?ID=781772

    GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Six Palestinians were killed and at least 20 others were injured during a campaign of Israeli airstrikes from overnight Monday until predawn Tuesday across the northern besieged Gaza Strip.

    Medical sources in Gaza reported that six Palestinians were killed and 20 others were injured during continuous Israeli airstrikes over various parts of Gaza.

    The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza identified the six killed as Muhammad Zacharia al-Tatri, 27, Muhammad Zahdi Awda, 22, Mousa Iyad Ali Abed al-Aal, 22, Hamed Muhammad al-Nahal, 22, and Khaled Riad Ahmad Sultan, 26, and Musaab Hawas, 20.

    In addition, Mahmoud Abu Usba, 40, was killed after a residential building was hit by a rocket fired from Gaza towards the Ashkelon Regional Council, in southern Israel, on late Monday.

    Abu Usba was a Palestinian resident of Halhoul City, north of the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron, and was a worker in Israel.

    Hebrew-language news outlets reported that two Israeli women, who were present in the same residential building were reported to be in critical conditions, due to the hit.

    The sites additionally confirmed that some 550 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip towards the Israeli communities surrounding Gaza, which led to 70 Israelis injured and the destruction of several buildings in the communities.

    Israeli warplanes targeted and fired at over a hundred Hamas movement and Islamic Jihad movement sites, including an intelligence compound, which is located in the center of Gaza City near a school, a mosque and other diplomatic facilities, an Israeli army spokesperson confirmed.

    The entire complex itself includes a kindergarten and a warehouse, however, the Israeli army claimed that it is used for intelligence gathering, research and development.

    A Ma’an reporter said that Israeli warplanes had targeted and demolished three residential buildings, which were home to three Palestinian families, and another five commercial buildings, including a hotel, in Gaza City.

    Following the violent escalation overnight, Hamas’ military wing spokesperson said in a statement that Beer Sheva and Ashdod would be targeted next if “Israel persisted in its aggression.”

    The Jihad reiterated the statement by Hamas, saying Gaza factions have the capacity to continue their offensive.

    It is noteworthy that Israel is currently not working with the United Nations nor Egypt to reduce tensions.

    #Palestine_assassinée

    • Flambée des tensions à Gaza suite à une opération mortelle des forces israéliennes dans l’enclave
      MEE - 13 novembre 2018
      https://www.middleeasteye.net/fr/reportages/flamb-e-des-tensions-gaza-suite-une-op-ration-mortelle-des-forces-isr

      Des dizaines de frappes aériennes israéliennes sur la bande de Gaza ont tué six Palestiniens, tandis que des tirs de roquettes du Hamas ont tué un Palestinien en Israël

      Quatre Palestiniens ont été tués ce lundi, et deux autres sont décédés aujourd’hui, alors que l’armée israélienne a lancé des dizaines de frappes aériennes sur la bande de Gaza, tandis que plusieurs centaines de roquettes ont été tirées depuis l’enclave assiégée.

      Le ministère gazaoui de la Santé a identifié les six Palestiniens tués : Mohammed Zakariya al-Tatari (27 ans), Mohammed Zuhdi Odeh (22 ans), Hamad Mohammed al-Nahal (23 ans), Moussa Iyad Abd al-Aal (22 ans), Khaled Riyadh al-Sultan (26 ans) et Musaab Hoss (20 ans) . Vingt-cinq autres Palestiniens ont été blessés depuis lundi après-midi.

      Un Palestinien a également été tué après qu’une roquette tirée depuis Gaza a touché sa maison dans la ville israélienne d’Ashkelon, a rapporté Haaretz, qui a ajouté que la roquette avait gravement blessé deux femmes qui se trouvaient dans la maison.

      La mort du quadragénaire, un Palestinien originaire de la ville de Hébron en Cisjordanie, est le premier décès confirmé causé par le déluge de roquettes tirées de Gaza depuis lundi après-midi ; cette flambée des tensions a fait suite à une opération mortelle menée par les forces spéciales israéliennes dans l’enclave.

      L’armée israélienne a touché au moins 70 cibles à Gaza, tandis que 300 roquettes ont été tirées du territoire palestinien vers Israël tout au long de la journée de lundi, ont rapporté les médias israéliens.

      Une nouvelle frappe israélienne a également tué un Palestinien ce mardi, a annoncé le ministère de la Santé de Gaza, faisant s’élever le bilan à cinq morts dans l’enclave en moins de 24 heures.

      Un témoin oculaire à Gaza a déclaré à Middle East Eye que l’armée israélienne avait bombardé lundi le bâtiment qui abrite Al-Aqsa TV à Gaza, une chaîne de télévision liée au Hamas.

      Des médias locaux et internationaux ont rapporté que le bâtiment avait été complètement détruit lors de l’attaque et que des édifices voisins avaient également été endommagés. (...)


  • » Updated: Army Kills One Palestinian, Injures At Least 37 In Gaza
    IMEMC News - November 10, 2018 1:10 AM
    http://imemc.org/article/at-least-37-injured-at-gazas-borders

    The Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has confirmed that one Palestinian was killed by Israeli army fire, Friday, while 37 others were injured, during the Great Return March processions near the eastern borders of the besieged Gaza Strip.

    Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, has reported that a young man, identified as Rami Wael Ishaq Qahman, 28, was shot and seriously injured, before he was rushed to the Gaza European Hospital, where he died from his wounds.

    The Palestinian was shot with a live round in the neck, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip., Dr. al-Qedra added.

    He also confirmed that at least 37 Palestinians were injured with Israeli live ammunition, including six children, nine women and one female paramedic, identified as Falasteen Qdeih, who was shot in the leg.

    Hundreds of Palestinian protesters held protests close to the eastern borders of the Gaza Strip; tires were set on fire across several areas while Israeli forces fired live ammunition and tear-gas bombs to suppress protesters.

    According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, 221 Palestinians have been killed since the beginning of “The Great March of Return” on March 30th, while more than 24,000 others have been injured.

    #Palestine_assassinée #marcheduretour


  • Brazil new President will open Amazon indigenous reserves to mining and farming

    Indigenous People Bolsonaro has vowed that no more indigenous reserves will be demarcated and existing reserves will be opened up to mining, raising the alarm among indigenous leaders. “We are in a state of alert,” said Beto Marubo, an indigenous leader from the Javari Valley reserve.

    Dinamam Tuxá, the executive coordinator of the Indigenous People of Brazil Liaison, said indigenous people did not want mining and farming on their reserves, which are some of the best protected areas in the Amazon. “He does not respect the indigenous peoples’ traditions” he said.

    The Amazon and the environment Bolsonaro campaigned on a pledge to combine Brazil’s environment ministry with the agriculture ministry – under control of allies from the agribusiness lobby. He has attacked environmental agencies for running a “fines industry” and argued for simplifying environmental licences for development projects. His chief of staff, Onyx Lorenzoni, and other allies have challenged global warming science.

    “He intends that Amazon stays Brazilian and the source of our progress and our riches,” said Ribeiro Souto in an interview. Ferreira has also said Bolsonaro wants to restart discussions over controversial hydroelectric dams in the Amazon, which were stalled over environmental concerns.

    Bolsonaro’s announcement last week that he would no longer seek to withdraw Brazil from the Paris climate agreement has done little to assuage environmentalists’ fears.

    http://www.whitewolfpack.com/2018/10/brazil-new-president-will-open-amazon.html
    #réserves #Amazonie #Brésil #extractivisme #mines #agriculture #forêt #déforestation (probablement pour amener ENFIN la #modernité et le #progrès, n’est-ce pas ?) #aires_protégées #peuples_autochtones #barrages_hydroélectriques

    • Un leader paysan assassiné dans l’Amazonie brésilienne

      Le leader paysan, #Aluisio_Samper, dit #Alenquer, a été assassiné jeudi après-midi 11 octobre 2018 chez lui, à #Castelo_de_Sonhos, une ville située le long de la route BR-163 qui relie le nord de l’État de #Mato_Grosso, la principale région productrice de #soja du Brésil, aux deux fleuves Tapajós et Amazone.

      Il défendait des paysans qui s’accrochaient à des lopins de terre qu’ils cultivaient pour survivre, alors que le gouvernement les avaient inclues dans un projet de #réforme_agraire et allait les attribuer à des associations de gros producteurs.


      https://reporterre.net/Un-leader-paysan-assassine-dans-l-Amazonie-bresilienne
      #assassinat #terres #meurtre

    • As Brazil’s Far Right Leader Threatens the Amazon, One Tribe Pushes Back

      “Where there is indigenous land,” newly elected President Jair Bolsonaro has said, “there is wealth underneath it.”

      The Times traveled hundreds of miles into the Brazilian Amazon, staying with a tribe in the #Munduruku Indigenous Territory as it struggled with the shrinking rain forest.

      The miners had to go.

      Their bulldozers, dredges and high-pressure hoses tore into miles of land along the river, polluting the water, poisoning the fish and threatening the way life had been lived in this stretch of the Amazon for thousands of years.

      So one morning in March, leaders of the Munduruku tribe readied their bows and arrows, stashed a bit of food into plastic bags and crammed inside four boats to drive the miners away.

      “It has been decided,” said Maria Leusa Kabá, one of the women in the tribe who helped lead the revolt.

      https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/10/world/americas/brazil-indigenous-mining-bolsonaro.html

    • Indigenous People, the First Victims of Brazil’s New Far-Right Government

      “We have already been decimated and subjected, and we have been victims of the integrationist policy of governments and the national state,” said indigenous leaders, as they rejected the new Brazilian government’s proposals and measures focusing on indigenous peoples.

      In an open letter to President Jair Bolsonaro, leaders of the Aruak, Baniwa and Apurinã peoples, who live in the watersheds of the Negro and Purus rivers in Brazil’s northwestern Amazon jungle region, protested against the decree that now puts indigenous lands under the Ministry of Agriculture, which manages interests that run counter to those of native peoples.

      Indigenous people are likely to present the strongest resistance to the offensive of Brazil’s new far-right government, which took office on Jan. 1 and whose first measures roll back progress made over the past three decades in favor of the 305 indigenous peoples registered in this country.

      Native peoples are protected by article 231 of the Brazilian constitution, in force since 1988, which guarantees them “original rights over the lands they traditionally occupy,” in addition to recognising their “social organisation, customs, languages, beliefs and traditions.”

      To this are added international regulations ratified by the country, such as Convention 169 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of the International Labor Organisation, which defends indigenous rights, such as the right to prior, free and informed consultation in relation to mining or other projects that affect their communities.

      It was indigenous people who mounted the stiffest resistance to the construction of hydroelectric dams on large rivers in the Amazon rainforest, especially Belo Monte, built on the Xingu River between 2011 and 2016 and whose turbines are expected to be completed this year.

      Transferring the responsibility of identifying and demarcating indigenous reservations from the National Indigenous Foundation (Funai) to the Ministry of Agriculture will hinder the demarcation of new areas and endanger existing ones.

      There will be a review of the demarcations of Indigenous Lands carried out over the past 10 years, announced Luiz Nabhan García, the ministry’s new secretary of land affairs, who is now responsible for the issue.

      García is the leader of the Democratic Ruralist Union, a collective of landowners, especially cattle ranchers, involved in frequent and violent conflicts over land.

      Bolsonaro himself has already announced the intention to review Raposa Serra do Sol, an Indigenous Land legalised in 2005, amid legal battles brought to an end by a 2009 Supreme Court ruling, which recognised the validity of the demarcation.

      This indigenous territory covers 17,474 square kilometers and is home to some 20,000 members of five different native groups in the northern state of Roraima, on the border with Guyana and Venezuela.

      In Brazil there are currently 486 Indigenous Lands whose demarcation process is complete, and 235 awaiting demarcation, including 118 in the identification phase, 43 already identified and 74 “declared”.

      “The political leaders talk, but revising the Indigenous Lands would require a constitutional amendment or proof that there has been fraud or wrongdoing in the identification and demarcation process, which is not apparently frequent,” said Adriana Ramos, director of the Socio-environmental Institute, a highly respected non-governmental organisation involved in indigenous and environmental issues.

      “The first decisions taken by the government have already brought setbacks, with the weakening of the indigenous affairs office and its responsibilities. The Ministry of Health also announced changes in the policy toward the indigenous population, without presenting proposals, threatening to worsen an already bad situation,” she told IPS from Brasilia.

      “The process of land demarcation, which was already very slow in previous governments, is going to be even slower now,” and the worst thing is that the declarations against rights “operate as a trigger for violations that aggravate conflicts, generating insecurity among indigenous peoples,” warned Ramos.

      In the first few days of the new year, and of the Bolsonaro administration, loggers already invaded the Indigenous Land of the Arara people, near Belo Monte, posing a risk of armed clashes, she said.

      The indigenous Guaraní people, the second largest indigenous group in the country, after the Tikuna, who live in the north, are the most vulnerable to the situation, especially their communities in the central-eastern state of Mato Grosso do Sul.

      They are fighting for the demarcation of several lands and the expansion of too-small areas that are already demarcated, and dozens of their leaders have been murdered in that struggle, while they endure increasingly precarious living conditions that threaten their very survival.

      “The grave situation is getting worse under the new government. They are strangling us by dividing Funai and handing the demarcation process to the Ministry of Agriculture, led by ruralists – the number one enemies of indigenous people,” said Inaye Gomes Lopes, a young indigenous teacher who lives in the village of Ñanderu Marangatu in Mato Grosso do Sul, near the Paraguayan border.

      Funai has kept its welfare and rights defence functions but is now subordinate to the new Ministry of Women, Family and Human Rights, led by Damares Alves, a controversial lawyer and evangelical pastor.

      “We only have eight Indigenous Lands demarcated in the state and one was annulled (in December). What we have is due to the many people who have died, whose murderers have never been put in prison,” said Lopes, who teaches at a school that pays tribute in indigenous language to Marçal de Souza, a Guarani leader murdered in 1982.

      “We look for ways to resist and we look for ‘supporters’, at an international level as well. I’m worried, I don’t sleep at night,” she told IPS in a dialogue from her village, referring to the new government, whose expressions regarding indigenous people she called “an injustice to us.”

      Bolsonaro advocates “integration” of indigenous people, referring to assimilation into the mainstream “white” society – an outdated idea of the white elites.

      He complained that indigenous people continue to live “like in zoos,” occupying “15 percent of the national territory,” when, according to his data, they number less than a million people in a country of 209 million inhabitants.

      “It’s not us who have a large part of Brazil’s territory, but the big landowners, the ruralists, agribusiness and others who own more than 60 percent of the national territory,” countered the public letter from the the Aruak, Baniwa and Apurinã peoples.

      Actually, Indigenous Lands make up 13 percent of Brazilian territory, and 90 percent are located in the Amazon rainforest, the signatories of the open letter said.

      “We are not manipulated by NGOs,” they replied to another accusation which they said arose from the president’s “prejudices.”

      A worry shared by some military leaders, like the minister of the Institutional Security Cabinet, retired General Augusto Heleno Pereira, is that the inhabitants of Indigenous Lands under the influence of NGOs will declare the independence of their territories, to separate from Brazil.

      They are mainly worried about border areas and, especially, those occupied by people living on both sides of the border, such as the Yanomami, who live in Brazil and Venezuela.

      But in Ramos’ view, it is not the members of the military forming part of the Bolsonaro government, like the generals occupying five ministries, the vice presidency, and other important posts, who pose the greatest threat to indigenous rights.

      Many military officers have indigenous people among their troops and recognise that they share in the task of defending the borders, she argued.

      It is the ruralists, who want to get their hands on indigenous lands, and the leaders of evangelical churches, with their aggressive preaching, who represent the most violent threats, she said.

      The new government spells trouble for other sectors as well, such as the quilombolas (Afro-descendant communities), landless rural workers and NGOs.

      Bolsonaro announced that his administration would not give “a centimeter of land” to either indigenous communities or quilombolas, and said it would those who invade estates or other properties as “terrorists.”

      And the government has threatened to “supervise and monitor” NGOs. But “the laws are clear about their rights to organise,” as well as about the autonomy of those who do not receive financial support from the state, Ramos said.

      http://www.ipsnews.net/2019/01/indigenous-people-first-victims-brazils-new-far-right-government


  • Teenage Gazan dies of injuries sustained in 2014 Israeli airstrike
    Nov. 3, 2018 11:35 A.M.
    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?ID=781673

    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.

    #Palestine_assassinée


  • Gaza : un Palestinien tué lors de heurts à la frontière (ministère gazaoui)
    https://www.romandie.com/news/Gaza-un-Palestinien-tu-lors-de-heurts-la-fronti-re-minist-re-gazaoui/964760.rom

    Gaza (Territoires palestiniens) - Un adolescent palestinien a été abattu mardi par des soldats israéliens dans la bande de Gaza lors de heurts le long de la frontière, a affirmé dans un communiqué le ministère gazaoui de la Santé.

    Muntasser Mohammed al-Baz , 17 ans, a été tué d’une balle dans la tête lors de manifestations près d’al-Bureij (centre de l’enclave palestinienne) et est décédé de ses blessures à l’hôpital, a affirmé le ministère gazaoui.

    Une porte-parole de l’armée israélienne a indiqué à l’AFP que les troupes postées près de la barrière séparant Gaza de l’Etat hébreu, ont ouvert le feu au cours d’une manifestation émaillée de violences qui réunissait environ 200 Palestiniens.

    « Ils ont brûlé des pneus et lancé des engins explosifs sur les soldats », a-t-elle affirmé. « Ils ont aussi lancé un cocktail molotov. »

    Aucun soldat israélien n’a été blessé, a-t-elle déclaré, ajoutant que « les troupes ont répondu avec des moyens anti-émeute et des tirs. »

    #Palestine_assassinée
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    Quds News Network
    @QudsNen
    https://twitter.com/QudsNen/status/1054835427046252544

    17- year-old Montaser al-Baz, who got killed by an Israeli gunshot in the head on Gaza’s eastern borders earlier today. Rest in peace Montaser! You surely didn’t do anything to deserve death!

    • Palestinian minor shot, killed by Israeli forces in Gaza
      Oct. 24, 2018 11:00 A.M. (Updated: Oct. 24, 2018 11:49 A.M.)
      http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=781573

      GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A Palestinian minor succumbed to his wounds, late Tuesday, after he was shot and critically wounded by Israeli live ammunition during protests in the eastern Gaza Strip.

      The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza confirmed that 17-year-old Muntaser Ismail al-Baz was shot and wounded in the head by Israeli forces during protests near the Gaza borders, east of Deir al-Balah.

      The ministry said that al-Baz was transferred to the al-Shifa Hospital, where he had succumbed to his wounds shortly after.

      According to a report by the Geneva-based Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor (Euro-Med), as Gaza protests exceeded 200 days “one Palestinian is killed every single day” by Israeli forces, noting that “in every 100 Gazans, one injury was recorded.”

      Euro-Med described the continued use of excessive force by Israeli forces against Palestinian protesters at the Israel-Gaza fence as “deeply shocking,” adding that in the 200 days of protests, Gaza lost 205 residents.


  • Palestinian succumbs to wounds in Gaza
    Oct. 17, 2018 11:36 A.M. (Updated : Oct. 17, 2018 12:34 P.M.)
    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?ID=781487

    GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A 27-year-old Palestinian succumbed to his wounds, on Wednesday morning, that he had sustained during the naval march two days ago at the northern borders of the besieged Gaza Strip.

    Medical sources confirmed that a Palestinian, who was identified as Sadam al-Abed Shalash, 27, succumbed to his wounds that he had sustained during the weekly naval march.

    The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, Shalash was among 32 Palestinians, who were injured after Israeli forces opened live ammunition towards protesters participating in the march.

    The naval marches are an attempt to draw the public’s attention to and break the ongoing Israeli siege of the Gaza Strip, whether via ships attempting to sail into Gaza or ships attempting to sail from Gaza.

    #Palestine_assassinée #marchecôtière


  • For Twenty-Eighth Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege in Eastern Gaza Strip, Israeli Forces Kill 3 Civilians, Including Child, and Wound 171 Others, Including 14 Children, 3 Journalists and 3 Paramedics
    Palestinian Center for Human Rights | October 5, 2018
    https://pchrgaza.org/en/?p=11419

    On Friday afternoon, 05 October 2018, using excessive force against the peaceful protesters in the eastern Gaza Strip for the 28th Friday in a row, Israeli forces Killed 3 Palestinian civilians, including a child, and wounded 171 others, including 14 children, 3 journalists ( one of them was a female journalist) and 3 paramedics with live bullets and direct tear gas canisters. Eight of those wounded sustained serious wounds.

    According to PCHR fieldworkers’ observations, the border area witnessed heavy deployment of the Israeli forces this week as the latter heavily fired live bullets, increasing the number of causalities .
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    The Israeli shooting, which continued until 19:00, resulted in the killing of 3 civilians, including a child. Two of them were killed in eastern al-Shuja’iyia neighborhood and the third one was killed in eastern Khuza’a, east of Khan Yunis.

    The persons killed were identified as :

    1- Mahmoud Akram Mohamed Abu Sam’an (20), from al-Nusirat Camp, was hit with a live bullet to the chest.

    2- Fares Hafez ‘Abed al-‘Aziz al-Sersawi (12), from al-Shuja’iyia neighborhood, was hit with a live bullet to the chest.

    3- Hussain Fathi Hussain Muhsen (al-Reqib) , 18, from Bani Suhialah, east of Khan Yunis, was hit with a live bullet to the abdomen and succumbed to his wounds at approximately 20:45.

    #Palestine_assassinée #marcheduretour

    • Gaza : trois Palestiniens tués lors d’une nouvelle journée de manifestations
      Par RFI Publié le 05-10-2018
      http://www.rfi.fr/moyen-orient/20181005-gaza-israel-marche-retour-violences-regain-tension
      Avec nos envoyés spéciaux à Gaza, Hassan Jaber et Guilhem Delteil

      Selon l’armée israélienne, environ 20 000 Palestiniens ont à nouveau manifesté, vendredi 5 octobre, le long de la barrière de séparation entre la bande de Gaza et le territoire israélien. La mobilisation était forte encore alors que ce mouvement de protestation pour réclamer la levée du blocus imposé à l’enclave, la Marche du retour, dure désormais depuis plus de six mois. Au moins trois Palestiniens ont été tués par des tirs israéliens et 126 autres blessés par balle.

    • Si, Maan rappelle ce lourd bilan assez souvent, par exemple le 4 octobre :

      Israeli forces kill 15-year-old Palestinian, injure dozens in Gaza
      Oct. 4, 2018 10:51 A.M. (Updated : Oct. 5, 2018 12:03 P.M.)
      http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=781318

      Despite march organizers and Palestinian politicians maintaining that the protests be non-violent, Israeli officials have called the protests “violent riots” and according to statistics from earlier this week, the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza confirmed that Israeli forces had killed 193 Palestinians and injured at least 21,000 others

    • 3 Palestinians Killed by Israeli Forces at Gaza Border; 376 Wounded
      IMEMC News - October 6, 2018 3:16 AM
      http://imemc.org/article/3-palestinians-killed-by-israeli-forces-at-gaza-border-376-wounded

      Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights said the soldiers killed Mahmoud Akram Abu Sam’an , 23, with a live round in his chest, east of Gaza city. The Palestinian was from the Nusseirat refugee camp, northeast of Deir al-Balah, in Central Gaza.

      It added that the soldiers also killed a child, identified as Fares Hafeth Abdul-Aziz Sarsawi , 12, with a live round in the chest, east of Gaza city. The child was from the Sheja’eyya neighborhood in Gaza.

      The third Palestinian was identified as Mohammad Fathi Hussein al-Reqeb , 18, from Bani Suheila town, was shot with a live round in the abdomen, east of Khan Younis, in southern Gaza.

      A number of the wounded protesters had to be rushed to the hospital, while the rest were treated in field clinics.

      An ambulance en route to the hospital was directly targeted by an Israeli teargas canister, which caused damage to the ambulance.

      in addition, the al-Mezan Center said the soldiers targeted journalists and medics, seriously wounding a medic identified as Mohammad Nidal Abu ‘Aassi, 27, with a live round in the chest, east of Khan Younis, in southern Gaza, before he was rushed to the European Hospital.

      It added that the soldiers also shot a volunteer medic, identified as Tasneem Fathi Hammad, 20, with a gas bomb in her right leg, and volunteer medic Mohammad Samir Za’anin, 30, with a gas bomb in his head, in Jabalia, in northern Gaza.

      The army also fired gas bombs at ambulances, causing damage to at least one ambulance, east of Gaza city.

      In addition, the soldiers also shot a photojournalist, identified as Dua’ Farid Zo’rob, 20, with a live round in her leg, east of Khan Younis, journalist Khaled Ramadan al-Aswad, 21, with a live round in his left leg, photojournalist Mohammad Hazem al-Masri, 20, with a gas bomb in his head, photojournalist Mousa Soheil Oleyyan, with bullets’ fragments in his arm, east of Jabalia in northern Gaza, and journalist Mohammad Emad Za’noun, with rubber-coated steel bullets in his right leg, east of Gaza city.

      Since the weekly protests began on March 30th, 2018, Israeli forces have killed 198 Palestinians, and wounded more than 22,000 – more than 4,000 of them wounded with live ammunition fired by Israeli soldiers toward the demonstrators.

      The protests call for ending the 12-year-long Israeli blockade of Gaza and for the right of return of the refugees.


  • Israeli forces kill 78-year-old Palestinian in central Gaza
    Oct. 3, 2018 11:48 A.M. (Updated: Oct. 3, 2018 3:32 P.M.)
    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?ID=781307

    GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A 78-year-old Palestinian was shot and killed by Israeli forces, on Tuesday, east of the al-Maghazi refugee camp in the central besieged Gaza Strip.

    The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza announced, on Wednesday, that 78-year-old Palestinian, Ibrahim Ahmad Nassar al-Arouqi , was shot and killed with two live bullets fired by Israeli forces on Tuesday.

    The ministry confirmed the news after several hours of investigation, that took place after al-Arouqi was shot on Tuesday, to determine that the bullet was Israeli.

    According to the ministry, since “The Great March of Return” began on March 30th, 193 Palestinians were killed, including 34 children, and 21,150 Palestinians were injured, including 4,200 children and 1,950 women, of whom 5,300 were injured due to Israeli live ammunition, while 464 of the injured were in serious condition.

    #Palestine_assassinée

    • Israeli Soldiers Kill Elderly Palestinian Farmer in Central Gaza
      October 3, 2018 6:13 PM
      http://imemc.org/article/israeli-soldiers-fatally-shoot-elderly-palestinian-farmer-in-central-gaza

      Israeli military forces have shot and killed an elderly Palestinian farmer in the central part of the Gaza Strip, as anti-occupation rallies continue unabated along the border between the besieged coastal enclave and Israeli-occupied territories.

      Gazan Health Ministry spokesperson Ashraf al-Qidra said the 78-year-old Palestinian, identified as Ibrahim al-Arrouqi, was transported to Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Deir al-Balah, located over 14 kilometers (8.7 miles) south of Gaza City, where he succumbed to his injuries.

      Palestinian sources, requesting anonymity, said the elderly man had been shot in the back, while working in his land east of Maghazi refugee camp, according to Press TV/Al Ray.


  • Palestinian killed, 14 others injured in Gaza protests
    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?ID=781185

    GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — One Palestinian was killed and 14 others were injured on late Sunday as Israeli forces attempted to suppress protests in the besieged Gaza Strip.

    The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza confirmed that Palestinian, Imad Daoud Eshteiwi , 21, was killed by Israeli live ammunition, east of Gaza City.

    The ministry also confirmed that Israeli forces opened fire and injured 14 Palestinians east of the return camps in central Gaza.

    According to reports, one of the injured is in critical condition.

    A Ma’an reporter said that Israeli forces opened live fire towards hundreds of Palestinian protesters who arrived to the eastern borders of Gaza to participate in calling an end to the nearly 12-year siege imposed by Israel.

    #Palestine_assassinée


  • » Israeli Soldiers Kills A Child In Southern Gaza
    IMEMC News - September 20, 2018 5:42 AM
    http://imemc.org/article/israeli-soldiers-kills-a-child-in-southern-gaza

    Israeli soldiers killed, on Wednesday night, a Palestinian child from Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and injured many Palestinians in several parts of the coastal region.

    The Health Ministry in Gaza said the soldiers killed Mo’men Ibrahim Abu Eyada, 15 , from Rafah, after shooting him with a live round in the head, east of the city.

    According to Israeli Ynet News, the army said they “had no knowledge of any casualties or any live fire used by the soldiers,” and added that “only a very few officials were available for comments, because Israel was marking the Yom Kippur fast day.”

    Furthermore, the soldiers fired dozens of live rounds, and high-velocity gas bombs, at Palestinian protesters near the perimeter fence, east of Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza, wounding six Palestinians with live fire, and causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

    The two Palestinians were rushed to the Al-Aqsa Hospital in Deir al-Balah, while the medics provided the needed treatment to scores of Palestinians who suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, in addition to various cuts and bruises.

    #Palestine_assassinée

    • Palestinian teen shot dead by Israeli forces in Gaza
      Sept. 20, 2018 10:30 A.M. (Updated: Sept. 21, 2018 1:11 P.M.)
      http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=781136

      GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A Palestinian teen was shot and killed by Israeli forces, while three others were injured during protests on Wednesday night, east of Rafah in the southern besieged Gaza Strip.

      Ashraf al-Qidra, the spokesperson for the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, confirmed that a 15-year-old Palestinian was killed after Israeli forces fired live ammunition at him.

      The ministry identified the killed teen as Muamen Abu Eyada , from the al-Brazil neighborhood in Rafah in southern Gaza.

      The ministry added that three other Palestinians were injured during the protests due to Israeli live ammunition.
      The identity and condition of the three injured remained unknown.

      Muamen’s killing comes after the people of Gaza marched on Wednesday in the funeral processions of four Palestinians, who were killed the day before by Israel.

      Throughout the unrest, rights groups have repeatedly denounced what they have termed Israeli forces’ “shoot-to-kill” policy against Palestinians who did not constitute a threat at the time of their death or who could have been subdued in a non-lethal manner.


  • For Twenty-Five Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege in Eastern Gaza Strip, Israeli Forces  Kill 3 Civilians, Including Child, and Wound 148 Others, Including 19 Children, 5 Women and 5 Paramedics | Palestinian Center for Human Rights
    https://pchrgaza.org/en/?p=11341

    On Friday afternoon, 14 September 2018, using excessive force against the peaceful protesters in the eastern Gaza Strip for the 25th Friday in a row, Israeli forces Killed 3 Palestinian civilians, including a child, and wounded 148 others, including 19 children, 5 women and 5 paramedics with live bullets and direct tear gas canisters. Six of those wounded sustained serious wounds.

    According to PCHR fieldworkers’ observations, the border area witnessed heavy deployment of the Israeli forces this week as the latter heavily fired live bullets and tear gas canisters, increasing the number of causalities comparing with the previous weeks, despite the peaceful nature prevailing the demonstrations.

    The Israeli forces continued to use upon highest military and political echelons excessive force against the peaceful demonstrators who posed no threat or danger to the life of Israeli soldiers in the areas of demonstrations.

    The Israeli shooting, which continued until 19:30, resulted in the killing of 3 civilians, including a child. The killed civilians were identified as:

    Hani Ramzi ‘Afana (21), from Rafah, was hit with a live bullet to the chest in eastern Rafah.
    Mohamed Khalil Ghazi Shaqqourah (20), from al-Maghazi refugee camp, was hit with a live bullet to the chest in eastern al-Buriej camp.
    Shady ‘Abed al-‘Aziz ‘Abed al-‘Al (11), from Jabalia, sustained deep incised wound after being hit with a solid object, which caused a fracture to his skull, during his participation in Abu Safiyah area, northeast of Jabalia, according to the Ministry of Health.

    #Palestine_assassinée #marcheduretour


  • Palestinian boats attempt to break Gaza siege, Israeli navy opens fire
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=30&v=DhddYe2YBz8


    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?ID=781032

    GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Israeli naval forces opened fire at dozens of Palestinian boats protesting at the northern besieged Gaza Strip seaport, on Monday, in an attempt to break the 12-year-long Israeli blockade.

    Protesters sailed 55 boats off the coast of the Gaza Strip; the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza said that 49 Palestinians were injured, 10 of whom were hospitalized.

    Boats were then forced to head back to shore.

    A Ma’an reporter said that protesters at the beach set fire to tires near the northern security fence border with Israel.

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    Israeli Navy Injures 49 Palestinians In Gaza
    http://imemc.org/article/israeli-navy-injures-49-palestinians-in-gaza
    Israeli forces also fired tear-gas bombs at protesters.

    #Gaza


  • » Israeli Airstrike Levels Five-story Building in Gaza City
    IMEMC News - August 9, 2018 8:26 PM
    http://imemc.org/article/israeli-airstrike-levels-five-story-building-in-gaza-city

    An Israeli airstrike on a cultural center in Gaza City, on Thursday, turned the five-story building into rubble, according to WAFA correspondence.

    He said that Israeli warplanes fired 10 missiles at the building, for no apparent reason other than to inflict as much damage as possible in Gaza.

    Israel has escalated its aerial attacks on Gaza, which started late Wednesday.

    The Ministry of Health said 18 people were injured from the strike on the cultural center.

    A 23-year-old pregnant woman and her 18-month toddler were killed in an earlier Israeli strike.

    Efforts continued during the day to contain the tension in Gaza and prevent a break of a new war.

    #GAZA


  • Palestinian killed, others injured on 18th ’Great March of Return’ Friday
    July 27, 2018 4:27 P.M. (Updated: July 27, 2018 5:47 P.M.)
    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?ID=780526

    GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — One Palestinian was killed and at least ten Palestinians were injured with Israeli live bullets on the 18th Friday of the “Great March of Return” in the besieged Gaza Strip.

    The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza confirmed that Ghazi Muhammad Abu Mustafa, 43, succumbed to wounds he sustained with a live bullet in the head earlier Friday in eastern Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.

    A Ma’an reporter said that two Palestinians were injured at the eastern borders of Gaza City, while another was injured at the return camp of eastern Khan Younis.

    Israeli forces suppressed Palestinian crowds at return camps using live bullets and tear-gas bombs.

    Sources added that Israeli soldiers were not deployed at the borders, but that only armored military vehicles were seen.

    Meanwhile, an Israeli drone fired at least one missile targeting a group of Palestinians in eastern al-Tuffah neighborhood of Gaza City; no injuries were reported.

    The “Great March of Return” protests were launched by thousands of Palestinian civilians in Gaza — which has suffered from a decade-long Israeli siege — who took to the borders to demand their right of return as refugees to their original homelands, now in present-day Israel.

    #Palestine_assassinée #marcheduretour


    • Israeli Air Strikes Kill Two Children, Injure 25 Palestinians, In Gaza
      July 15, 2018 12:56 AM IMEMC News
      http://imemc.org/article/israeli-air-strikes-kill-two-children-injure-25-palestinians-in-gaza

      The Israeli Airforce carried out, on Saturday evening, several airstrikes targeting Gaza, killing two children and wounding at least twenty-five Palestinians in Gaza city, when the missiles struck a building next to a public green park, filled with people.

      The Health Ministry in Gaza said the Israeli missiles killed Amir an-Nimra, 15 , and his friend Luay Kahil, 16 , in addition to causing injuries to at least 25 other Palestinians.

      It added that the Israeli missiles also targeted ambulances, the Central Medical Emergency building, and several mobile clinics.

      The targeted public square, known as al-Kateeba, is near al-Azhar and the Islamic Universities, and is surrounded by several government ministries and facilities. It is also used by Palestinian factions when they celebrate certain events, such as the anniversaries of their establishment.

      #Palestine_assassinée #GAZA

    • Gaza : funérailles des deux victimes des frappes israéliennes
      Publié le 15-07-2018
      http://www.rfi.fr/moyen-orient/20180715-gaza-funerailles-deux-victimes-frappes-israeliennes

      Un certain calme est revenu dans la bande de Gaza, ce dimanche 15 juillet 2018. Avec des dizaines de bombardements israéliens et plus d’une centaine de roquettes et d’obus de mortiers tirés depuis l’enclave palestinienne, samedi fut la journée la plus violente depuis la fin de la dernière guerre en 2014. Deux adolescents palestiniens ont été tués dans le bombardement d’un immeuble en construction dans la ville de Gaza. Et ce dimanche, les Gazaouis ont rendu un dernier hommage à ceux qu’ils qualifient de « martyrs ».

      Avec notre envoyé spécial à Gaza City, Guilhem Delteil


  • Gaza residents face battle against infectious diseases
    July 1, 2018 9:42 A.M. (Updated: July 2, 2018 11:57 A.M.)
    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?ID=780306

    GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — The Gaza Ministry of Health confirmed that as of last April, 75% of the coastline of besieged Gaza, which extends over 40 km, is contaminated with sewage due to the power outages caused by Israeli occupation. The Gaza sea-area was marked as not suitable for bathing and is prone to causing several infectious diseases that can affect the residents. The Gaza Strip has become the only place left to live and breathe in for two million Palestinians, whose lives are at cost. (...)

    #GAZA


  • » Dr. al-Qedra: “Israeli Soldiers Killed Two Palestinians, Including A Child, Injured 415”
    IMEMC News - June 30, 2018 3:36 AM
    http://imemc.org/article/dr-al-qedra-israeli-soldiers-killed-two-palestinians-including-a-child-injure

    Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, two Palestinians, including a child, and injured 415 others, including 11 children, two women and three medics, in the “Great Return March” processions along the eastern parts of the Gaza Strip.

    Dr. al-Qedra said the soldiers killed Mohammad Fawzi Mohammad al-Hamayda , 24, after shooting his with live rounds in the abdomen and his leg, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

    He added that the soldiers killed a child, identified as Yasser Amjad Abu Naja , 14, east of Khan Younis, also in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

    The official also said that the soldiers injured more than 415 Palestinians, including 136 who were moved to hospitals for further treatment, and 279 who received treatment in field clinics.

    Three of the wounded Palestinians suffered life-threatening injuries and are still in serious conditions.

    The Israeli army started firing at the protesters after dozens of young men burnt tires near the border fence, along the eastern parts of the Gaza Strip, and launched balloons carrying the colors of the Palestinian flags, and pictures of Palestinians who were killed by the army since the protests started on Land Day, on March 30th, 2018.

    Friday’s protest, part of ongoing processions for the fourteenth consecutive week, was dubbed “From Gaza to the West Bank, one fate, one blood,” expressing rejection to any attempt to isolate the Gaza Strip, and consider it a separate entity from the rest of occupied Palestine.

    #Palestine_assassinée #marcheduretour

    • Gaza. Deux Palestiniens tués par des tirs israéliens à la frontière
      SAID KHATIB / AFP / Publié le 29/06/2018 à 23h49

      Des soldats israéliens ont tué vendredi deux Palestiniens lors d’affrontements près de la frontière entre Israël et la bande de Gaza. Au moins 137 Palestiniens ont été tués par des tirs israéliens depuis le début de la mobilisation contre le blocus israélien et pour le droit au retour des Palestiniens sur les terres dont ils ont été chassés ou qu’ils ont fuies à la création d’Israël.

      Deux Palestiniens, dont un adolescent, ont été tués vendredi par des tirs de soldats israéliens lors d’affrontements près de la frontière séparant Israël de la bande de Gaza, a annoncé le ministère de la Santé local. L’adolescent, dont l’identité n’a pas été révélée, a été tué d’une balle dans la tête près de la localité de Khan Younès, dans le sud de l’enclave, selon Achraf al-Qodra, porte-parole du ministère palestinien de la Santé à Gaza.

      Le deuxième Palestinien, Mohammed al-Hamayda, 24 ans, a été tué d’une balle dans le ventre, à l’est de Rafah, également dans le sud de la bande côtière sous blocus israélien, a ajouté le porte-parole.

      L’armée israélienne a indiqué dans un communiqué que des «  milliers de Palestiniens ont participé au cours de l’après-midi à des violentes manifestations et se sont livrés à de nombreux actes de terrorisme le long de la barrière de sécurité  », séparant Israël de l’enclave palestinienne.

      Selon le communiqué, des pierres ont notamment été lancées en direction des soldats israéliens qui «  ont riposté en recourant aux moyens habituels utilisés pour disperser des manifestations et, dans des cas spécifiques, ont tiré à balles réelles conformément aux règles d’engagement  » en vigueur. L’armée assure que les informations sur la mort de l’adolescent palestinien seront examinées.

    • Two Palestinians, including teen, killed on 14th ’Great March of Return’ protest in Gaza
      June 29, 2018 7:30 P.M. (Updated: June 30, 2018 11:00 A.M.)
      http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=780303

      GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces and hundreds others where injured during the “Great March of Return” protest alongside the eastern borders of the Gaza Strip on Friday.

      The Gaza Ministry of Health confirmed that 14-year-old boy, Yasser Abu al-Najja, succumbed on Friday evening to wounds he sustained in the head earlier during protests in eastern Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.

      Later Friday, the Ministry also confirmed that Muhammad Fawzi Muhammad al-Hamaydeh, 24, also succumbed to wounds he sustained on Friday afternoon in the stomach and leg during protests in eastern Rafah, also located in the southern Gaza Strip.

      More than four hundred other Palestinians were injured or suffered tear-gas inhalation as Israeli forces targeted protesters at the eastern borders of the Gaza Strip on the 14th Friday of the “Great March of Return.”

    • Gaza family mourns slain son, 11: ’Not last child to be killed’

      Yaser Abu al-Naja became the 16th Palestinian child to be killed by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip since March 30.
      by Maram Humaid & Linah Alsaafin
      30 juin 2018
      https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/06/gaza-family-mourns-slain-son-11-child-killed-180630190022300.html

      On Friday afternoon, as Israeli soldiers from the other side of the fence were firing tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets and live ammunition, Yaser Abu al-Naja and a few friends took cover behind a waste container away from the front lines of a protest in the Gaza Strip.

      As Yaser briefly peeked out from behind the bin, an explosive bullet hit him in the head. His skull was shattered, resulting a bloody pulp in one side, eye-witnesses said.

      Yaser was 11 years old.

      His killing on Friday made him the 16th Palestinian child to be shot dead by Israeli forces since the launch on March 30 of the Great March of Return protests calling for the right of refugees and their descendants to return to the homes and lands from which they were violently expelled from in 1948. (...)


  • » Palestinian Killed in Israeli Attack North of Gaza
    IMEMC News - May 28, 2018 11:55 PM
    http://imemc.org/article/palestinian-killed-in-israeli-attack-north-of-gaza

    A Palestinian man was killed on Monday, and another critically injured, in an Israeli artillery attack on a location to the east of Beit Lahia town, in the northern Gaza Strip, said the Ministry of Health.


    Mohammad Masoud al-Radea ’, 31, from Beit Lahia, was killed in the attack that targeted with at least two shells a site to the east of Beit Lahia town.

    Another Palestinian suffered serious wounds, and was rushed to a nearby hospital.

    The al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, said Mohammad was one of its members, and adding that he was killed when the army fire shells at an observation post, in northern Gaza.

    #Palestine_assassinée


  • Most Maps of the New Ebola Outbreak Are Wrong - The Atlantic
    https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/05/most-maps-of-the-new-ebola-outbreak-are-wrong/560777

    Almost all the maps of the outbreak zone that have thus far been released contain mistakes of this kind. Different health organizations all seem to use their own maps, most of which contain significant discrepancies. Things are roughly in the right place, but their exact positions can be off by miles, as can the boundaries between different regions.

    Sinai, a cartographer at UCLA, has been working with the Ministry of Health to improve the accuracy of the Congo’s maps, and flew over on Saturday at their request. For each health zone within the outbreak region, Sinai compiled a list of the constituent villages, plotted them using the most up-to-date sources of geographical data, and drew boundaries that include these places and no others. The maps at the top of this piece show the before (left) and after (right) images.

    #cartographie #santé #RDC #erreur #ebola