Palestinian prisoners under attack: Raids in Ofer Prison and prisoners’ resistance

Israeli special units have escalated their repressive tactics against Palestinian political prisoners in the past days,. These attacks have led to an ongoing mass protest inside Ofer prison, called “the battle of unity and dignity” by the prisoners. Repressive forces raided Section 17 of Ofer prison on 20 January, followed by Section 15 and other sections on 21 January. The repression continued as Section 2 in Megiddo prison was also attacked by these repressive forces, who claimed to install jamming devices to prevent mobile phone communications. These violent raids have involved the use of dogs, batons, tasers, large-scale damage and … Continue reading Palestinian prisoners under attack: Raids in Ofer Prison and prisoners’ resistance

PCHR: Israeli Prison Service Forces Raid “Ofer” Prison and Wound 100 Palestinian Detainees

23 Jan 9:25 AM  Applying Recommendations of “Gilad Erdan’s Committee: Israeli Prison Service Forces Raid “Ofer” Prison and Wound 100 Palestinian Detainees The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the Israeli forces’ raid of “‘Ofer” Prison, west of Ramallah, and resulting in the injury of 100 Palestinian detainees and completely burning 3 cells.  Yesterday, Monday, 21 January 2019, all the ten sections of the Prison, which include 1200 detainees, along with the minor detainees’ section, were all raided and the detainees were beaten up with batons amidst Israeli forces’ use of rubber bullets, teargas canisters and sound bombs.  Most … Continue reading PCHR: Israeli Prison Service Forces Raid “Ofer” Prison and Wound 100 Palestinian Detainees

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian In Central Gaza

23 Jan 3:11 AM Israeli soldiers killed, on Tuesday evening, a Palestinian fighter, and injured four others, including one who suffered life-threatening wounds, after the army fired missiles into an area east of al-Boreij, in central Gaza. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip, said the slain Palestinian has been identified as Mahmoud al-‘Abed Nabahin, 24. The Palestinian was killed in an observation post run by the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas. Media sources in Gaza said the army fired at least one missile into the observation post, in addition to many … Continue reading Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian In Central Gaza

Audio reports Israeli Soldiers Injure Schoolchildren In Al-Khader

23 Jan 4:27 PM Israeli soldiers injured, Wednesday, several schoolchildren in the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, after the army fired gas bombs into their school. Bassam Jabr, the Administrative Director of the Education Department in Bethlehem, said the soldiers invaded the Old City of al-Khader, and surrounded the schools in that area, located near the colonialist road #60. He added that many students suffered the effects of teargas inhalation and received the needed treatment. The soldiers threatened to invade the school and abduct students for “hurling stones at the army.” The school had to shut down for the day, … Continue reading Audio reports Israeli Soldiers Injure Schoolchildren In Al-Khader

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian And An Australian Peace Activist In Jerusalem

23 Jan 5:36 PM Israeli soldiers abducted, Wednesday, a Palestinian and an Australian peace activist during a nonviolent protest near Anata town, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem. Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists were nonviolently protesting the new Jewish-only, ‘Apartheid Road’, built on Palestinian lands near Anata town. The protesters carried Palestinian flags and chanted for ending Israel’s segregation and apartheid policies against the indigenous Palestinians in their homeland, before the soldiers fired many concussion grenades at them, and assaulted several nonviolent protesters. The soldiers then abducted one Palestinian and one Australian. It is worth mentioning that Israel recently opened … Continue reading Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian And An Australian Peace Activist In Jerusalem

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Near Nablus

22 Jan 2:05 AM Israeli soldiers killed, on Monday at night, a Palestinian man at Huwwara military roadblock, south of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Nablus said the soldiers shot Mohammad Fawzi Adawi, 36, seriously wounding him, and prevented Palestinian medics from approaching him, before he succumbed to his wounds. The Palestinian, from Azzoun town east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, was shot with at least three live rounds in his upper body. Israeli media sources quoted the army claiming that the Palestinian “exited a car and ran towards … Continue reading Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Near Nablus

Israeli Soldiers Injure 100 Detainees In Ofar Prison

22 Jan 3:40 AM Dozens of Israeli soldiers attacked, on Monday evening, dozens of Palestinian detainees in Ofar Israeli prison, near Ramallah in the central West Bank, and fired many rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades. They also hit the detainees with batons and used military dogs to attack them, wounding more than 100 detainees. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers began invasions and massive searches of the detainees’ rooms in the early morning hours on Monday, and assaulted many detainees, leading to protests by the imprisoned men. The PPS added that the soldiers … Continue reading Israeli Soldiers Injure 100 Detainees In Ofar Prison