Israeli forces close Qalandiya checkpoint due to local dispute

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Israeli forces closed Qalandiya checkpoint north of Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank district of Ramallah on Friday evening allegedly after a local dispute erupted between Palestinian youths at the checkpoint. Israeli forces fired sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the Palestinian youth, and eventually completely closed the checkpoint, causing a massive traffic jam. An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an she would look into reports on the closure. (Source / 18.02.2017) Continue reading Israeli forces close Qalandiya checkpoint due to local dispute

Young Palestinian Man Dies From Wounds Suffered In 2005

17 FEB 1:54 AM The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has reported, Thursday, that a young man died at an Egyptian hospital from serious wounds he suffered after Israeli soldiers shot him in 2005, near Khan Younis, in the southern part of the coastal region. The Ministry said Samed Fahmi Abu Shanab, 29, suffered various injuries, including paralysis, after the soldiers shot him in the spine, and suffered numerous complications afterwards, eventually leading to a kidney failure. It added that Abu Shanab was eventually moved to an Egyptian hospital for treatment, where he was awaiting a Kidney transplant surgery, but … Continue reading Young Palestinian Man Dies From Wounds Suffered In 2005

Gaza doctor seeks justice in Israeli court

Izzeldin Abuelaish’s lawsuit is finally set to be heard, years after the Israeli army killed his daughters in Gaza. ‘I am accountable and will remain until the last breath in my life, accountable to them,’ Abuelaish says of his slain daughters The walls of Izzeldin Abuelaish’s office at the University of Toronto are covered in photographs, but one, in particular, stands out. Three of his daughters, Bessan, Mayar and Aya, sit on a beach in the Gaza Strip. The tide is out, and the girls – aged 13, 15 and 20 – have written their names in big letters on … Continue reading Gaza doctor seeks justice in Israeli court

We must exterminate the “cancer-like” Palestinian race,Israeli army chief says

Israeli leftwingers astonished and outraged by new commander’s blunt comments The Israeli chief of staff, Lieutenant-General Moshe Yaalon, is urging a decisive victory to exterminate the “cancer-like” Palestinian race. Israeli leftwingers criticised his blunt assessment of the danger, saying he had overstepped the mark separating the military from the politicians. Gen Yaalon had been under the impression that he was making a private speech on Sunday to a conference of rabbis in Jerusalem. Journalists had been barred but an Israeli daily, Yediot Aharanot, obtained a tape of the speech, which it published yesterday. His comments come as the defence minister, … Continue reading We must exterminate the “cancer-like” Palestinian race,Israeli army chief says

Palestinian family in East Jerusalem forced to demolish their own home

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — A Palestinian family in the neighborhood of Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem was forced to demolish their own home on Saturday following orders from the Israeli municipality of Jerusalem. The Qarrain family told Ma’an that they had recently received an order from the Jerusalem municipality stating that the house was lacking Israeli-issued building permits and would need to be demolished. The family added that the muniipality had given them two weeks to carry out the demolition themselves, or the house would be demolished by the municipality which would force the family to pay exorbitant fees to cover … Continue reading Palestinian family in East Jerusalem forced to demolish their own home

Gazan young man arrested at Erez crossing

The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) arrested Friday a Palestinian young man at the Israeli-controlled Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing north of the Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses affirmed the young man Majdi Abu Taha was detained at the crossing and transferred handcuffed to an unknown detention center. The reason behind his arrest was not yet revealed, the sources added. (Source / 18.02.2017) Continue reading Gazan young man arrested at Erez crossing

IDF soldiers electrocute blindfolded Palestinian for fun, laugh while filming (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

One soldier from the Netzach Yehuda battalion has been sentenced to seven months in prison for his role in the abuse of a Palestinian detainee who was blindfolded and zapped with electrodes as soldiers laughed and filmed the abuse.   The military trial of four members of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) centred on mobile phone footage showing soldiers laughing as a blindfolded Palestinian man is subjected to electric shocks with a medical device. The incident was uncovered after authorities, suspicious of abusive treatment towards prisoners, confiscated one of the soldiers’ phones, report Mako. Warning: the following video contains graphic … Continue reading IDF soldiers electrocute blindfolded Palestinian for fun, laugh while filming (GRAPHIC VIDEO)