‘Israel abetting genocide in Myanmar’

Rohingya Muslims are seen at a makeshift camp in Teknaff, Bangladesh on 23 September 2017 Israel’s relations with rogue states and governments accused of committing genocide and ethnic cleansing is set to be thrust into the spotlight once again as human rights groups prepare to stage a protest outside Israel’s parliament next week calling for an immediate halt to the weapons sales to Myanmar. So far Judges and politicians in Israel have refused calls from rights group to end the country’s arms sales to Myanmar and cease their support of the military junta which has been accused of ethnic cleansing, rape, torture … Continue reading ‘Israel abetting genocide in Myanmar’

Health condition of Palestinian shot by Israeli forces improves

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The health condition of a Palestinian detainee who was shot by Israeli forces last week has improved and been declared as stable, according to the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs. Lawyer of the committee, Karim Ajweh, said in a statement that Ahmed Nafez al-Masri was being held at the Hadassah hospital in Jerusalem and had regained consciousness. Al-Masri was shot and critically injured by Israeli forces last week at the Gush Etzion Junction south of Bethlehem in the southern occupied West Bank after he allegedly attempted to commit a stabbing attack against soldiers stationed in the area. According to … Continue reading Health condition of Palestinian shot by Israeli forces improves

Jerusalemite Palestinian sentenced to 16 years in prison for stabbing attempt

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — An Israeli court on Monday sentenced a Palestinian to 16 years in prison over an attempted stabbing attack two years ago, according to Israeli media. Israeli news website Ynet reported that the Jerusalem District Court sentenced Bahaa Eweisat, 22, a resident of the Jabal al-Mukabbir neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem, to 16 years in prison for attempted murder and illegal possession of a knife. In October 2015, Eweisat was allegedly waiting with a knife in the Nof Zion settlement to carry out a stabbing attack when a police officer asked him to identify himself. According to Ynet, Ewisat refused … Continue reading Jerusalemite Palestinian sentenced to 16 years in prison for stabbing attempt

Israeli forces detain 66 Palestinians, majority teenagers, in overnight raids

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli detained at least 66 Palestinians during overnight raids Monday in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, according to Palestinian and Israeli sources. Israeli raids in Palestinian towns, villages, and refugee camps are a daily occurrence in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. According to United Nations documentation, Israeli forces conducted 121 search and arrest operations across the West Bank and arrested 205 Palestinians, including nine children, between September 26 and October 9. West Bank The Israeli army said in a statement that 15 Palestinian youths were detained from the West Bank for “security purposes.” … Continue reading Israeli forces detain 66 Palestinians, majority teenagers, in overnight raids

Israel Bombs Syrian Artillery in Occupied Golan Heights

23 OCT 6:59 AM Israel struck three Syrian artillery cannons on Saturday, in response to alleged shelling. According to the Israeli military, five projectiles entered the northern occupied Golan region, coming from Syria. However, the location of only four rockets was identified. The rockets landed in open areas, with no injuries or damage. Israeli forces said, according to the PNN, that despite the fact the rockets that landed were spillover from the country’s civil war, the amount of rocket fire necessitated a sharp Israeli response. A military spokesmen said, in a statement, that  it “will not tolerate any attempt to … Continue reading Israel Bombs Syrian Artillery in Occupied Golan Heights

Ferwana: “Israel Issued 3086 Administrative Detention Orders Since October 1, 2015”

23 OCT 9:04 AM The head of the Studies and Documentation Department at the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, former political prisoner, Abdul-Nasser Ferwana, stated that Israel has issued around 3086 arbitrary Administrative detention orders, since October 1, 2015, holding hundreds of detainees captive without charges or trial. Ferwana stated that 1285 (%42) of these orders were issued against detainees for the first time, and 1801 (%58) were renewals of existing orders. He added that Israel is currently holding captive 450 Palestinians, including women, children and legislators, under Administrative Detention orders. Administrative Detention policies aim at imprisoning hundreds of persons for extended … Continue reading Ferwana: “Israel Issued 3086 Administrative Detention Orders Since October 1, 2015”

For 1st time in 20 years, Israel forwards settlement bid in J. Mukaber

Hebrew news outlets unraveled on Sunday evening Israeli intents to build hundreds of settlement homes in Jerusalem’s neighborhood of Jabal al-Mukaber, in the first such move since 20 years. According to Israel’s Channel 2, the bid includes the construction of 176 settlement units and will be forwarded to the Israeli Planning and Construction Committee in Occupied Jerusalem on Wednesday for final approbation. The plan seeks to expand the Jewish neighborhood of Nov Tsiyon built on Palestinian lands in the area. The same source quoted officials at the Israeli municipality in Occupied Jerusalem as stating that the bid, along with other … Continue reading For 1st time in 20 years, Israel forwards settlement bid in J. Mukaber