Israel settlers film Palestinian protesters to help army identify them

This move aims to counter right groups, which document Israeli violations against Palestinians Jewish settlers in occupied West Bank launched field teams of photographers and videographers to take pictures of Palestinian protesters to help the Israeli occupation forces identify and arrest them. According to Israeli TV Channel 7, a settler group called Jewish Authority Movement in Judea and Samaria (the occupied West Bank) announced the formation of these teams, which would be stationed at every flashpoint across the occupied West Bank. The Jewish settler group announced the aim of these teams “is to make hunting the Palestinian protesters and those taking … Continue reading Israel settlers film Palestinian protesters to help army identify them

Gaza economy severely damaged by Israel closure of Abu Salem crossing

Israel’s two-day closure of Karem Abu Salem crossing has inflicted tremendous losses on Gaza’s economy, the Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture has warned. Speaking with PIC, the general manager of the marketing and crossings department at Gaza’s Ministry of Agriculture, Tahseen al-Sakka, said $200-thousand deficit has been wrought on the agricultural sector in the past couple of days. Al-Sakka said Gaza exports some 200 to 250 tons of vegetables and fruits to West Bank and European markets on a quasi-daily basis. However, because of the closure slapped on Karem Abu Salem crossing point, the agricultural output has been piled up at … Continue reading Gaza economy severely damaged by Israel closure of Abu Salem crossing

Israeli police arrest 7 minors in Occupied Jerusalem

Israeli police on Tuesday rounded up seven Palestinian children after storming their homes in Jabal al-Zaitoun neighborhood in Occupied Jerusalem. The detained minors were transferred to one of the Israeli detention centers in the city. The lawyer of Wadi Helweh Information Center, Mohammad Mahmoud, said that the captives were identified as follows: Naim Ashayer, 11, Mohammad Ashayer, 14, Ali Abu al-Hawa, 14, Sufiyan Abu al-Hawa, 14, Mohammad Abu al-Hawa, 14, Amir Abu al-Hawa, 16, and Adnan al-Hadra, 17. (Source / 16.01.2018) Continue reading Israeli police arrest 7 minors in Occupied Jerusalem

Coalition’s General Assembly Stresses it Will Continue Work with UN to Reach Political Solution in Geneva

The Syrian Coalition’s General Assembly concluded its 37th regular meeting on Sunday. It strongly condemned the brutal massacres being committed by the Assad regime and its allies against Syrian civilians. The General Assembly stressed the need for the international community to urgently intervene to stop the brutal attacks on Syrian civilians, especially in Idlib, Hama and eastern Ghouta. Members of the Assembly agreed to communicate with the concerned countries to ensure the full implementation of the ceasefire agreement as the starting point for reaching any political solution. The members reaffirmed commitment to the UN-led Geneva negotiations as the natural track … Continue reading Coalition’s General Assembly Stresses it Will Continue Work with UN to Reach Political Solution in Geneva

Israeli court sentences 13-year-old Palestinian girl to prison

Israeli Ofer military court sentenced on Tuesday a Palestinian girl, from al-Khalil, to prison plus a fine of 2500 shekels. According to PIC reporter, the child Razan Abu Sal, 13, was sentenced to four months in prison. Since 2000, at least 8,000 Palestinian children have been arrested and prosecuted in an Israeli military detention system notorious for the systematic ill-treatment and torture of Palestinian children. Each year approximately 500-700 Palestinian children, some as young as 12 years, are detained and prosecuted in the Israeli military court system. The most common charge is stone throwing. (Source / 16.01.2018) Continue reading Israeli court sentences 13-year-old Palestinian girl to prison

Israeli forces detain 8 Palestinian minors, including 11-year-old, during raids

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces detained 21 Palestinians during pre dawn raids on Tuesday across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank, according to Palestinian and Israeli sources. The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said in a statement that 17 Palestinians were detained from the West Bank and East Jerusalem, while an Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that 11 Palestinians were detained in the West Bank alone.PPS reported that Israeli police detained 10 Palestinians after raiding and ransacking their homes in East Jerusalem.Among the detainees were eight minors, including an 11-year-old, three 14-year-olds, a 15-year-old, a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old.Meanwhile, PPS … Continue reading Israeli forces detain 8 Palestinian minors, including 11-year-old, during raids

Army Invades Many Apartments In Ramallah

16 JAN 8:35 AM Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, many Palestinian apartments, including one inhabited by a journalist, and conducted violent searches, causing serious property damage. The Palestinian News Agency (WAFA) said the soldiers invaded the apartment of one of its reporters, identified as Zahran Hammad, after detonating the front door. It added that the soldiers violently searched the property, causing Hammad’s children to suffer anxiety attacks, after the army detonated the main door, and stormed into the apartment, including their rooms. The soldiers also invaded and ransacked many neighboring apartments, causing damage. In related news, dozens of … Continue reading Army Invades Many Apartments In Ramallah