PA security arrests university student, refuses to release others

As part of its security collaboration with the Israeli occupation forces, the Palestinian Authority (PA) security apparatuses recently arrested another student university and refused to release others, who are held illegally. In Tulkarem, the PA preventive security rearrested Laith Ja’aar, an-Najah University student, only one week after releasing him from its jail, where he had spent 20 days with no indictment or trial. Another two university students from the Islamic Bloc, the student wing of Hamas, have been in PA jails for several days, with no legal grounds. The detained students are Obadah Abbadi and Izzuddin Farihat, and both of … Continue reading PA security arrests university student, refuses to release others

IOF raids commercial store in Lubban ash-Sharqiya town

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at dawn Friday stormed al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya town, south of Nablus in the West Bank, and ransacked a commercial store. Eyewitnesses said that Israeli troops aboard several patrol vehicles entered at an early hour on Friday and broke into a store belonging to a local citizen. The IOF already stormed the town yesterday and kidnapped two local young men from their homes. Sporadic clashes have been taking place for months between Palestinian youths and Israeli soldiers in the town, particularly at its main entrance near the Nablus-Ramallah road. (Source / 22.06.2018) Continue reading IOF raids commercial store in Lubban ash-Sharqiya town

IOF deployed in large numbers in al-Khalil

The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) were deployed in large numbers on Friday morning throughout al-Khalil, to the south of the West Bank. According to the PIC reporter, IOF soldiers erected two military checkpoints at the entrance to Fawar refugee camp to the south of the city. The forces also conducted a raid into Bani Naim town, east of the city. (Source / 22.06.2018) Continue reading IOF deployed in large numbers in al-Khalil

35 Palestinians injured in ongoing rallies in Gaza Strip

At least 35 Palestinians were injured on Friday after Israeli soldiers opened fire at thousands of Palestinians who gathered near the Gaza-Israel border fence to demand return to their homes in historical Palestine. “35 demonstrators suffered live shot injuries and temporary asphyxia from teargas,” Palestinian Health Ministry said in a statement. Earlier Friday, thousands of demonstrators began congregating at makeshift camps established along the security fence to take part in ongoing rallies against Israel’s decades-long occupation. Since Mar. 30, when Palestinians began staging mass rallies near the security fence, more than 125 protesters have been martyred and hundreds more injured … Continue reading 35 Palestinians injured in ongoing rallies in Gaza Strip

P. A Files Appeal With IFG Against Israeli Law Criminalizing Filming Israeli Soldiers

22 JUN 12:38 PM The Palestinian Authority’s Information Ministry sent a letter to the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) complaining about the preliminary Israeli Knesset proposal, which passed the first reading, forbidding journalists, and ordinary residents, from filming and documenting Israeli invasions and military activities in occupied Palestine. The new bill passed the first reading in a 45-42 vote and aims at outlawing filming the soldiers with what is described as “the intent to demoralize them, or harming Israel’s security.” The new law allows the army to abduct and imprison those “who violate the law” up to five years, “if … Continue reading P. A Files Appeal With IFG Against Israeli Law Criminalizing Filming Israeli Soldiers

Israeli Colonizers Injure A Woman Near Jenin

22 JUN 2:27 PM Israeli colonizers attacked, Thursday, several Palestinian cars driving near the junction of Burqa village and Sielet ath-Thaher town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, causing damage and wounding one woman. Eyewitnesses said dozens of illegal colonizers closed the main road near the junction, and burnt many tires, before hurling stones at dozens of cars, causing damage, and wounding the woman. Resident Mohammad Abu al-Haija said that he was driving in the area, near the evacuated illegal colony of Homish, while was heading to Jenin city with his family, before the colonist started throwing … Continue reading Israeli Colonizers Injure A Woman Near Jenin

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (13– 20 June 2018)

21 JUN 10:26 PM Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 13 – 20 June, 2018. A Palestinian civilian was killed, and 3 others, including a child, succumbed to their wounds. 8 Palestinian civilians were wounded in the Gaza Strip, while 3 Palestinians were wounded in the West Bank. Israeli warplanes carried out many air strikes against many targets belonging to armed Palestinian resistance. Israeli drones also targeted Palestinian civilians gathering in the peaceful demonstrations. Shooting:   Israeli forces continued to use lethal force against Palestinian civilians, who participated in peaceful … Continue reading PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (13– 20 June 2018)