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Israeli occupation considers all BDS activities illegal because they expose Israeli wrongdoings against Palestinians
The anti-BDS centre intensified its activities following the Israeli deportation of Rita Faye, a BDS activist known for her activities at illegal Israeli checkpoints
Jerusalem -In the heart of holy city of Jerusalem, Israel has a telephone information centre allowing anti-BDS people call and report BDS activists and activities.
The centre, which name is ‘Lev B’Olam’ or Hear of the World, was established about three years ago, and taken on itself to combat the BDS phenomenon.
When a caller alerts the organisation, a representative completes a complaint form and asks a series of questions to gather as much information as possible such as how many BDS activists are involved in a given incident, including personal information and places of the incident.
According to the Israeli Ynet News website, the accumulated information is added to a special file and transferred to the Israeli ministry of interior and internal security.
The anti-BDS centre intensified its activities following the Israeli deportation of Rita Faye, a BDS activist known for her activities at illegal Israeli checkpoints.
Faye, from Switzerland, had visited Israel several times in pursuit of her efforts to document Israeli wrongdoing, Ynet News said. She was deported in accordance with a deportation order from Interior Minister Aryeh Deri at the end of July after she was interrogated upon arrival in Ben Gurion Airport.
In addition to Faye’s deportation, Deri and Minister of Internal Security Gilad Erdan established a team dedicated to deporting, or preventing the entry of, activists bent on promoting boycotts against Israel.
‘Lev B’Olam’ has already been operating for three years and is engaged in PR activities by sending its representatives to European capitals and to BDS hotspots.
(Source / 13.08.2016)
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Haaretz newspaper has revealed Israeli plans to demolish Palestinian homes in the Muslim Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem in order to expand al-Buraq (wailing) Wall. According to the newspaper, the plan emerged at first in 1972 when the Israeli authorities discovered that one of the Palestinian houses’ walls there was part of the so-called “little wailing wall.” This incident led the authorities to find out later that other parts of this wailing wall were hidden inside the Muslim quarter, according to the Israeli claims.
(Source / 12.08.2016)
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — An Israeli court Friday rejected a request by hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner Bilal Kayid to remove handcuffs which have strapped him to a hospital bed in Israel’s Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon since last month when he was hospitalized after his health deteriorated.An Israeli court in Beersheba reportedly rejected Kayid’s request for removing the handcuffs, including allowing a doctor from outside the hospital to check on his health condition, according to Israeli media. The request was submitted by his lawyers, representing Physicians for Human Rights, to the court on ThursdayKayid’s lawyer is set to present an appeal against the Beersheba court decision to the Israeli Supreme Court, Israeli media reported.Israel’s Supreme Court has set a hearing session on October 5 regarding an appeal presented by Kayid’s lawyers challenging his sentence.In a statement issued on Friday by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), the left-wing political group Kayid is affiliated with, the movement said Israel was fully responsible for keeping Kayid in “inhumane conditions,” while continuing to cuff his hands and legs despite his critical health condition.The Israel Prison Service (IPS) told Israeli newspaper Haaretz last week that Kayid remained handcuffed to his bed in order to “prevent an attempt to free him.”Kayid, who entered the 60th day of his hunger strike on Friday, is a prominent member of the PFLP. After being sentenced to six months of administrative detention — an Israeli policy of internment without charge or trial — on the day he was expected to be released from a 14-year prison sentence, he declared an open hunger strike.PFLP-affiliated prisoners from across Israel’s prisons launched solidarity hunger strikes to support Kayid, with more than 80 Palestinian prisoners participating as of Sunday.
RAMALLAH, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) on Thursday decided to seize 231 dunums of Palestinian-owned land in Silwad town, northeast of Ramallah, in order to build a settlement outpost. The IOA published an announcement in the Palestinian newspaper al-Quds stating its intention to annex an abandoned plot of land in the town. Palestinian official sources said that this plot of land belongs to absent Palestinians who do not live in the West Bank and that the IOA intends to use the law of absentee property to relocate the settlers of Amona outpost to it. For its part, the Israeli group Peace Now condemned Israel’s intent to seize an abandoned private land as a serious violation of previous governments’ policy that refrained from seizing absentee property for settlers.
(Source / 12.08.2016)
A Palestinian man was moderately injured, on Thursday evening, after Israeli soldiers repeatedly assaulted him in Ein al-Louza neighborhood, in Silwan town, in occupied East Jerusalem.
The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said dozens of soldiers invaded Ein al-Louza, the al-Wista neighborhood, and Torbet as-Sawahra area, attacked many young men, and questioned them in a provocative manner.
Shortly after that, some youngsters hurled fireworks at the invading soldiers, while the army closed Ein al-Louza and all main roads in the area, causing a traffic jam.
Silwanic added that the soldiers stopped a young man, identified as ‘Ala Qara’in, 45, and started beating him up, in addition to clubbing and kicking him, causing various cuts and bruises, in addition to shortness of breath, eventually causing him to faint.
Many Palestinians tried to rush to the rescue of the wounded Palestinian, but the soldiers assaulted them before an ambulance arrived at the scene and took him to Hadassah Ein Karem Hospital.
The soldiers also broke into many homes belonging to al-Abbassi and Rajabi families, and assaulted several young men, in addition to hurling concussion grenades into the alleys.
(Source / 12.08.2016)
An Israeli military jeep rammed, on Wednesday evening, a Palestinian child, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, before the soldiers detained and interrogated him instead of providing him the needed medical aid.
Palestinian medical sources said the child, identified as Islam Sabaghna, 16, was struck by an Israeli military jeep on the main road linking between Qabatia town, Sanour and Msalya villages, south of Jenin.
They added that the soldiers detained and interrogated the wounded child, and did not allow him access to medical attention.
The child was released later, and was instantly moved to a hospital in Jenin suffering moderate but stable wounds.
(Source / 12.08.2016)
France, the US and the United Nations have raised concerns over the pace of Israeli demolitions in the occupied West Bank
A Palestinian child holds a national flag as she walks past the rubble of Palestinian homes destroyed by Israeli authorities on July 29, 2016
Israel has razed more Palestinian homes, schools and other structures so far this year than in all of 2015, the United Nations said on Friday, as the United States and France expressed concern.
Israeli authorities in the occupied West Bank and annexed East Jerusalem have demolished 726 structures this year, displacing 1,020 Palestinians, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said.
In the whole of 2015 there were 533 demolitions and 688 people displaced, OCHA said.
The structures included houses, shelters for livestock and installations such as solar panels.
Many were funded by foreign donors such as the European Union and its individual member states, which say they are working to meet urgent humanitarian needs of people under military occupation.
Israel says it forbids unlicensed construction, invoking treaties with the Palestinians that give it full control over 60 percent of the West Bank designated as “Area C” and asserting sovereignty over all of Jerusalem.
Between August 2 and 8, OCHA said, “in 14 separate incidents in Area C and East Jerusalem, the Israeli authorities destroyed, forced owners to destroy, or confiscated 42 structures for lack of building permits, displacing 30 people.”
Israeli pressure group B’Tselem said that since the start of the year Israel razed at least 188 homes in the West Bank alone, “the highest number since B’Tselem began documenting home demolitions on grounds of ‘lack of building permits’ in 2006.”
France on Thursday condemned Israel’s destruction last week of structures it funded in the West Bank village of Nabi Samuel.
It was the third time this year that Israel has torn down French-financed structures, said a French foreign ministry statement, “which includes the dismantling of a school in February.”
“France is deeply concerned by the accelerated pace of demolitions and confiscations of humanitarian structures that should benefit the Palestinian population living in Area C,” it added.
“We call on the Israeli authorities to put an end to these practices which are contrary to international law.”
In Washington, the US State Department said it was worried about Israeli plans to raze the tiny Palestinian village of Susiya, in the southern West Bank.
“If the Israeli government proceeds with demolitions in Susiya, it would be very troubling and would have a very damaging impact on the lives of the Palestinians living there who have already been displaced on other occasions,” spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau told reporters.
The village has been torn down before and its homes are mainly tents, caves and makeshift structures, along with a children’s playground.
Israel says Susiya does not have a permit.
(Source / 12.08.2016)