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The army visited several Palestinian villages in the northern Jordan Valley...Amos Gvirtz - Don’t say we did not know - The IDF ordered some 100 families to vacate their homes for two days because of army exercises, and found that this was also the right time to demolish here and there all in all 14 homes and huts.30/4/2013
Army Assassinates A Palestinian In GazaIMEMC - The army fired one missile at a motorcycle driven by Haitham Al- Mis-hal, 29, leading to instant death. Two residents were injured and taken to Shifa Hospital - where the dead man had been working as a security guard. An Israeli military official asserted that Al-Mis-hal had been a prominent fighter, responsible among other things for the recent shooting of missiles from Sinai into Eilat. No proof was given to these assertions, based on "classified intelligence sources"; the Israeli public mostly tends to accept uncritically such military statements. ak30/4/2013
Six Palestinians arrested in this night`s Israeli raiding WAFA - Israeli security forces raided and searched a house in Deheisheh Refugee Camp, south of Bethlehem, and arrested two brothers aged 20 and 22. In a dawn raid on Nablus, two Najah University lecturers were arrested and their hoimes searched, A third series of raids was in Hebron, where Israeli soldiers arrested a 26-year-old former prisoner and an 18-year-old student. In the raids at Yatta, south of Hebron, several houses were searched and residents ordered to come on their own to interrogation at military headquarters. ak30/4/2013
Israeli Racism Codified by LawDaoud Kuttab - Al Monitor -One of the best ways to accomplish the goal of quiet transfer of Palestinians is to deny couples the right to live in Israel. The notoriety of the Israeli Interior Ministry’s harassment of Palestinians in east Jerusalem has been widely documented. East Jerusalemites are considered residents and not citizens, and can lose their residency if they can’t regularly prove that Jerusalem is the center of their lives. However, what is unique about this law is that it applies to Israeli citizens and not just residents.-rh 24/4/2013
Israel`s justice system fails to protect the Palestinians it rulesYossi Gurvitz - +972 - As the good civilians left their vehicle, some of them hooded, they started attacking the Palestinians. The assault, which included use of clubs and tear gas, went on for several long minutes, as the soldiers in the jeep did nothing. During history lessons, we used to call an attack by a group of civilians on others as the agents of the government did nothing “pogroms”; the Israeli media prefers the term “clashes.”-rh24/4/2013
US State Department: Israel practices "institutional discrimination"Ben White - The Electronic Intifada - The annual country report on Israel contains uncomfortable reading for pro-Israel advocacy groups, particularly given who is publishing it. With regards to problems faced by Palestinians with Israeli citizenship, the State Department notes the following.-rh24/4/2013
New Knesset member visits a friend in Ramallah: `This is not normal`Noam Sheizaf - +972 - And there is no picture and no film that could explain the absurdity, according to which Qalandia, which is part of the Jerusalem Municipality (and its residents pay municipal taxes) does not receive basic services from Israel because it lies beyond the checkpoint, nor from the Palestinian Authority, because it’s outside their jurisdiction-rh24/4/2013
Haaretz Columnist Confirms Two Unarmed Palestinian Teenagers Executed by IDFRICHARD SILVERSTEIN - Tikun Olam - The soldiers essentially waited in ambush for the teenagers. They killed one boy immediately. Then, after the others fled unarmed, the assassins pursued one boy who ran into a leather factory. There they shot him in the back at close range, execution-style.-rh 24/4/2013
IDF evicts Palestinian villageReuters - Ynet - The displacement coincided with several demolitions of Arab properties in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, which come as the United States is trying to revive stalled peace. bz30/4/2013
The Pauper’s Lamb Yossi Gurvitz - Yesh Din - The existence of the illegal Adei Ad settlement outpost harms Palestinians not just physically but also financially, and leads to the abandonment of Palestinian villages29/4/2013
Israel Demolishes Structures in Jordan ValleyPNN - Palestine News Network - "Israel does not want any Palestinian in this area and regularly tries to force them to move elsewhere by demolishing their homes and shelters." - id24/4/2013
Israeli forces destroy over 1,300 olive trees in the South Hebron Hills Ma`an - Israeli soldiers, accompanied by officials from the military government`s Civil Administration and demolition crews, uprooted some 1300 olive trees in the village of Susiya at the South Hebron Hills. Susya and other villages in the area are the target of long-standing harassment and repeated demolitions and destruction, aimed at removing Palestinian presence from the area and leaving it completely to Israeli settlers. According to B`Tselem, there are 26 outstanding Israeli demolition orders in Susiya, any or all of which might be implemented at any moment without prior notice. Still, the Susiya villagers persist in rebuilding and replanting after each militay raid, aided by Israeli activists of the Jerusalem-based Ta`ayush movement. ak23/4/2013
Why an eight year old boy of Hebron spent one hour as a detaineeCPT Khalil Team - On April 21 soldiers in Hebron detained an eight year old boy for one hour, for setting foot on Shuhada street, a street in the center of Hebron closed to Palestinian residents and available only to settlers. 23/4/2013
New Knesset member visits a friend in Ramallah: `This is not normal`Noam Sheizaf citing MK Adi Koll - +972 - Adi Koll, a relatively unknown Knesset member from Yair Lapid’s centrist Yesh Atid party, posted this picture along with an uncharacteristically long and emotional status on Facebook, the day after she paid a visit to the home of a Palestinian friend in Ramallah. (Translated in full below)22/4/2013
Jahalin Bedouins face new eviction Sergio Yahni - AIC - "Israel is planning on evicting the Jahalin Bedouins from their settlements in the Jerusalem periphery to the Jericho area of the Jordan Valley. Israel`s Civil Administration suggests this plan is being conducted in cooperation with the Palestinian Authority, and that a Palestinian construction company has already been awarded a project to build 800 housing units in the Jericho area."22/4/2013
Detained: Testimonies from Palestinian children imprisoned by Israel (photos + text)Samar Hazboun - +972 - 12 year-old M.O. has been detained seven times so far. The first time, he was arrested at the age of only nine years for allegedly throwing stones at settlers. M.O.’s family is constantly targeted by settler attacks as they live in Hay al Bustan in Silwan. Their house is slated for demolition as a part of an Israeli plan targeting the homes Arab citizens in Jerusalem. bz20/4/2013
Activists remove section of Israeli Wall in solidarity with Palestinian prisonersInternational Solidarity Movement, Ramallah - IMEMC "This Palestinian Prisoners Day, April 17th 2013, Palestinian and international activists cut down a fenced section of the Israeli apartheid wall in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli occupation jails.Protesters wore shirts with the image of Bassem Abu Rahma of Bil’in, who was also protesting the cause of prisoners on the 17th of April four years ago, when he was killed by Israeli forces." ca19/4/2013
Prisoners’ Day: Palestine remembers loved ones in the Israeli gulagCenter for Political and Development Studies, Palestine - Mondoweiss "According to the statistics published by the director of Statistics Department at the Ministry of Detainees and Ex-Detainees and former prisoner Abdulnasser Frawna:4750 Palestinians are detained in the Israeli jails including children, women, sick, handicapped, elders, MPs and former ministers etc. They are held under very tough conditions where they are deprived of their basic rights and they are exposed to various forms of torture and treated inhumanely, all of which constitutes a grievous violation of international conventions and norms." ca 19/4/2013
Israeli firms shed crocodile tears for Palestinian workersStephanie Westbrook - The Electronic Intifada - The Israeli organization Machsom Watch has documented how the Shin Bet uses blacklisting of Palestinians as an instrument of oppression against Palestinians, as well as a way of creating a pool of potential collaborators (“Invisible prisoners,” April 2012 [PDF]).-rh18/4/2013
Army Opens Fire At Palestinian Ambulance In BethlehemSaed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - Abdul-Halim Jaafra, head of the Emergency Unit at the Bethlehem Branch of the Red Crescent, told the Radio Bethlehem 2000 that five Palestinian family members, including an infant, suffocated after inhaling gas fired by the army at their home. He added that as the medics rushed to rescue the family, the army fired rubber-coated metal bullets at the ambulance shattering its front shield; no injuries were reported among the medics.-rh 18/4/2013
Gaza farmers burn tonnes of basil, mint after Israel border shutNidal al-Mughrabi - Reuters -Israel shut its sole commercial crossing into the isolated Palestinian territory last Monday in response to a rocket salvo fired out of Gaza, allowing only a brief reopening on Friday to enable the import of certain goods.-rh 18/4/2013
A Camera’s View Finder Confronts a Gun SightAmahl Bishara - Yadalliya - on 8 April, Mohammad was injured while photographing an Israeli raid into his community of Aida Refugee Camp—located on the outskirts of Bethlehem in the West Bank. The separation wall circles around two sides of the camp, and a military base is embedded in the wall at Rachel’s Tomb.-rh 17/4/2013
The Quiet TerrorYesh Din - The settlers, it seems, are very fond of attacks during harvest time: What better way to make it clear there’s no point for a Palestinian to work his land? Thou shalt build a house, and thou shalt not dwell there; thou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not gather the grapes thereof. Thine ox shall be slain before thine eyes, and thou shalt not eat thereof: thine ass shall be violently taken away from before thy face, and shall not be restored to thee: thy sheep shall be given unto thine enemies, and thou shalt have none to rescue them.-rh17/4/2013
Water restrictions in Area C threaten to displace villages Ma`an News Agency - Despite winter rainfall which has painted green patches on the rolling south Hebron hills, the 145 residents of Tuba face a daily struggle to access the most basic levels of water needed to survive.-rh17/4/2013
Report on Human Rights Abuses Documents the Loss of Childhood in Occupied HebronChristian Peacemaker Teams Palestine - Occupied Childhoods, a newly released report compiled by internationals working in the West Bank city of Hebron, documents an alarming rate of abuse of the rights of children. Human rights workers in H2, the portion of the city under Israeli military control, have witnessed more than 47 detentions or arrests of children age 15 and under by soldiers since the start of February.-rh17/4/2013
The Children`s JudgeAya Kaniuk and Tamar Goldschmidt - Mahsan Milim - "And if he did throw stones, how would you know? Is this the way to find out? Can one find out at all? And if he did, your honor, is this what he deserves? Would this happen, your honor, were this a Jewish child who threw stones? No need to answer, your honor, the answer is obvious." - id 17/4/2013
IDF prevents Gaza runners from taking part in West Bank marathonNoam Sheizaf - +972 - "Ironically, when the Gaza Marathon was cancelled, the IDF blog reported on it at length, (rightly) highlighting the lack of many personal freedoms under Hamas rule. Now it’s the IDF that is denying those freedoms to the same runners." - id 17/4/2013
Israel rules out charges over Gaza Dalou family deathsBBC News - Israel`s military has said it will not order a criminal investigation into the bombing of a house in Gaza in the 2012 conflict which left 12 civilians dead15/4/2013
Free Ticket to ‘Apartheid’Mel Frykberg - IPS - “`At least we are not treated like dogs and made to feel so uncomfortable,` Amjad Samara, 30, a labourer from Nablus in the northern West Bank told IPS as he and a group of Palestinians waited at the checkpoint near Qalqilia to cross into Israel for their day job. Samara was referring to the new Palestinians-only bus service that the Israeli authorities have introduced in the West Bank to `spare` Israeli settlers travelling on buses from the occupied West Bank to Israel the `discomfort` of having to share their transportation with Palestinians"9/4/2013
Celebrated Palestinian singer arrested, accused of throwing stones; could face long prison term Serious doubts raised over accusationsSandy Tolan - Ramallah Cafe "An internationally-acclaimed Palestinian singer has been arrested by Israeli military forces and accused of throwing stones, a charge that could send him to prison for up to ten years or more..Oday al-Khatib, 22 years old, born and raised in Al Fawwar refugee camp near Hebron, was arrested on March 19 by Israeli soldiers who were chasing stone-throwing youths in the area. He is a star singer of Al Kamandjati, the acclaimed Ramallah-based music school founded in 2005 by Ramzi Aburedwan, and has recorded and toured with various Arabic music ensembles." ca 5/4/2013
East Jerusalem Doc `My Neighborhood` Wins Peabody AwardEmily Hauser - The Daily Beast "My Neighborhood, a short documentary about settler expansion in East Jerusalem that this week received the prestigious Peabody Award. Directed by Rebekah Wingert-Jabi and Julia Bacha, My Neighborhood chronicles the story of Sheikh Jarrah, a Palestinian area in what is today Municipal Jerusalem, where settlers were able to obtain court-backed approval to evict Palestinian residents from their homes—or, in the case of the film’s central story line, part of their home, a home in which the affected family has lived since 1956—but to which other Jewish Israelis soon came in solidarity and support. That story of Palestinian-Israeli cooperation and nonviolent protest is the heart of what the Peabodys describe as an “honest, hopeful documentary.” ca5/4/2013
PCHR Weekly Report: 2 civilians killed, 6 wounded, 41 abducted by Israeli troops this weekPCHR Gaza - "the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces killed 2 Palestinian civilians and wounded a third one in Anabta village, east of Tulkarem. Two youth were wounded during an incursion into Hebron.An Irish journalist was wounded in al-Nabi Saleh protest while a Palestinian civilian was wounded in Kofur Qaddoum protest. A Palestinian boy was wounded during a peaceful protest in the center of Hebron, in protest of the death of the Palestinian prisoner Abu Hamdiya." ca 5/4/2013
Armed group in Hebron threatens to avenge Abu HamdiyehMa`an News Agency - " A representative of the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades in Hebron said during Abu Hamdiyeh`s funeral that “the group will not wait until a third prisoner falls a martyr, after Arafat Jaradat and Abu Hamdiyeh.” The blood of the founder of al-Aqsa Brigades in Hebron Abu Hamdiyeh will not go in vain and we will bring double retaliation,” the official added." ca5/4/2013
Minister: Autopsy shows Israel neglected prisonerMa`an News Agency - "Qaraqe pointed out that Abu Hamdiyeh had been suffering from pain in his body since 2003, but Israeli prison authorities only gave him antibiotics and painkillers." ca5/4/2013
Hamas Adds Restrictions on Schools and IsraelisFARES AKRAM - The New York Times - In reality, given the conservative nature of Gaza society, boys and girls over the age of 9 are already separated in most government schools and schools run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, which assists Palestinian refugees and their descendants. The new separation rules are mostly expected to affect about a dozen private and Christian schools.-rh 2/4/2013
Obama Releases Aid To Palestinian AuthorityAnna Lekas Miller - The Daily Beast - Like Israel, the U.S. Congress froze $200 million in aid to the PA in 2011 as punishment for seeking statehood at the U.N. When Palestine was admitted as a non-member state last November, Congress once again froze the request for funds.-rh 1/4/2013
Palestinians demonstrate against sewage settlers spill onto their landHaggai Matar - About 100 Palestinians from the ancient village of Sebastia and their supporters held a demonstration today to protest against settlers spilling their sewage onto the village’s agricultural lands. This was the third demonstration in two months; villagers are starting weekly demonstrations, much like the ones against the wall and settlements that take place every Friday in Bil’in, Ni’ilin, Ma’asara, Nabi Saleh and Qaddum. Demonstrations took place in all of those villages as well on Friday, some of them with violent confrontations with army forces. In addition, activists in the newly formed popular committee say they are planning to take the matter to the Supreme Court.-rh 1/4/2013
Palestinian prisoners and detainees denied medical care UFree Network media centre - Prisoners with different diseases either chronic or normal complications are denied medicines and also not being seen by doctors. Many of the prisoners are given painkillers, antibiotics meanwhile they are in bad need for some special medications as they suffer chronic diseases. Israeli prison authorities prevent specialised doctors from providing health services to prisoners.-rh 1/4/2013
Easter Resurrection Of Palestine Mazin Qumsiyeh - Countercurrents - Jesus was a Palestinian martyr; he was born in Palestine and spoke the language of my ancestors Aramaic, the precursor of the Arabic language. He believed in resistance like turning tables of profiteers at the temple, challenging the “leaders” etc. And he worked to help the poor and disenfranchised.-rh 1/4/2013
Occupied Childhoods: Mass arrest of 27 children shows the increasing impact of occupation on Hebron`s children.Christian Peacemakers Teams Palestine - On the morning of March 20 soldiers arrested 27 Palestinian children, age seven to 15 in the West Bank city of Hebron. The children were on their way to five schools near the Old City when 22 soldiers moved into a group of students outside the Hebron Public elementary school.-rh1/4/2013
Reading Palestinian Prison DiariesRichard Falk - Wordpress - We should not forget that there is a callous and manifest unlawfulness about this network of Israeli prisons, all but one of the 19 being located in Israel, in direct violation of Article 76 of the Fourth Geneva Convention governing belligerent occupation.-rh1/4/2013
Israeli cruelty reached a point of no return in the 2008-09 Gaza war Gideon Levy - MIFTAH - conceived at the same time was a new strategy of the IDF: “zero casualties” among our forces, and at practically any cost. It is this strategy that led to the slaughter during Cast Lead of 23 members of the Samouni family; the killing of five members of the Abu-Halima family by white phosphorus shells; the killing of six passersby, including two children and a woman, by a flechette shell at Izbet Beit Hanoun; and the killing of dozens of asylum-seekers at an UNRWA school in Gaza.-rh1/4/2013
Violence flares in Middle East as Israel and Gaza exchange attacks amid West Bank protests Alistair Dawber - The Independent - Speaking after the raid on Gaza, Israel’s new defence minister, Moshe Yaalon, said: “Last night the IDF launched a strike on Gaza [in response to a series of mortars fired against Israel]. We hold the Hamas responsible for all firing from Gaza. We will not allow shooting of any sort towards our citizens and our forces"-rh4/4/2013
West Bank cities shut down to mourn Abu HamdiyehMa`an News Agency - Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh, from Hebron, died in Israel`s Soroka Hospital aged 63. Palestinian officials say his cancer spread because he was denied treatment by Israeli authorities, who refused to release him. The Fatah movement in Hebron called for a general strike to mourn the death and urged all residents to respect the period of mourning.-rh 4/4/2013
Two Palestinians Killed, Three Injured Near TulkaremIMEMC & Agencies - Dozens of Palestinians have been injured, and kidnapped, over the past two days during clashes that took place in different parts of the West Bank following the death detainee Maisara Abu Hamdiyya, 64, on Tuesday.-rh 4/4/2013
Palestinians Jailed in Israel Protest After Inmate DiesISABEL KERSHNER - The New York Times - The office of Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, said in a statement that it held the Israeli government “fully responsible” for Mr. Hamdiya’s death, which it said stemmed from a policy of “deliberate medical negligence.”-rh 4/4/2013
Look at the World from Behind the WallWilliam A. Cook - Dissident Voice - Let’s report on a peaceful protest that has gone unnoticed by the American press with the exception of Tim King’s Salem-News: “Israeli forces have sprayed Palestinian homes in the village of Nabi Saleh with “skunk “* as a punishment for organizing weekly protests against the Apartheid Wall built on occupied West Bank land (March 26, 2013).-rh4/4/2013
After 27 years in captivity, freedom arrives for Ibrahim Baroud No mention - The Prisoners` Diaries "Ibrahim Baroud reunited with his mother today after 27 long years in prison, 7 of which was in solitary confinement." ca 12/4/2013
Palestinian-American boy, 14, locked up in Israeli military jailAlex Kane - Mondoweiss "Ill-treatment of Palestinian children in the Israeli military detention system appears to be widespread, systematic and institutionalized...The pattern of ill-treatment includes the arrests of children at their homes between midnight and 5:00 am by heavily armed soldiers; the practice of blindfolding children and tying their hands with plastic ties; physical and verbal abuse during transfer to an interrogation site, including the use of painful restraints; lack of access to water, food, toilet facilities and medical care; interrogation using physical violence and threats; coerced confessions; and lack of access to lawyers or family members during interrogation." ca 12/4/2013
Youth Against Settlements Co-ordinator Issa Amro arrestedBy Team Khalil - ISM "Issa is a prominent activist and organiser of non violent demonstrations in actions in Hebron. He was also arrested several weeks ago along with three internationals and two Palestinians for taking part in a demonstration on Shuhada street where activists walked down the road wearing Martin Luther King and Barack Obama masks to mark the visit of the US president to the West Bank. After his release he was banned from walking in the area of Tel Rumeida for two weeks." CA12/4/2013
Village of Sabastiya celebrates successful campaign against sewage dumping on their landInternational Solidarity Movement - "The residents of Sabastiya have been demonstrating against the dumping since March this year and are now celebrating the success of their campaign. On the three occasions that the villagers demonstrated against the sewage since March they have been joined by both Israeli and international activists. Sabastiya is an ancient village located just 10 km north of Nablus. For over a decade, residents of the village have been suffering harassment from Israeli forces and settlers. In 2001 settlers uprooted and destroyed around 1000 olive trees." ca12/4/2013
Army Kidnaps 23 Palestinians In the West BankSaed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - Also, the army kidnapped Imad Hasan Zaytoun, 35, from Zabbouba village near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, as he was heading to visit his detained brother in Megiddo Israeli prison. His brother was kidnapped a year ago and was never sentenced by any Israeli court.-rh 11/4/2013
Medical watchdog says Palestinian hunger strikers mistreatedStuart Winer - Times of Israel - Physicians for Human Rights Israel, a non-government organization, charged that Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike were not given proper medical attention, Israel Radio reported on Thursday.-rh 11/4/2013
Letter from Human Rights Organisati​ons to the UN Special Coordinato​r for the Middle East Peace ProcessPalestinian Centre for Human Rights - We, Al Dameer Association for Human Rights (Al Dameer), Al Mezan Center for Human Rights (Al Mezan), the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme (GCMHP), the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), and the Palestinian NGO Network (PNGO), hereby raise our serious concerns regarding the brief you delivered to the United Nations Security Council on 25 March 2013, in which you discussed, inter alia, the recent decision by Israel to again reduce the fishing zone available to Gaza fishermen to 3 nautical miles.-rh10/4/2013
Urgent action requested - my dear friend Hiba imprisonedTrisha Issahra - On April 2, the family of my friend Khaled had such a visit. Imagine my horror and surprise when Khaled called to tell me the news! I was even more horrified when Khaled told me that the soldiers had arrested his lovely wife Hiba who is very ill with undiagnosed stomach problems. Hiba is a sweet, very shy young woman. She lives for her family, for taking her daughters Malak and Yara to play in the park, to bake cakes for family and friends.-rh 10/4/2013
Rock Throwing On Palestinian Children`s DayAnna Lekas Miller - The Daily Beast - According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), children under the age of 18 make up almost half of the population ofthe West Bank and Gaza. Statistically, 20 percent of them—and 40 percent of the males—will be arrested, detained and likely imprisoned. For some, this process has already begun: as of January 1, 2013 there were 193 Palestinian children in prison with 26 under the age of 16. “They will arrest them for anything, even just standing there,” Ahmad Qareen of the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan told me.-rh 10/4/2013
John Kerry and the 65th Anniversary of Deir YassinRami G. Khouri - Middle East Online - is appropriate that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Jerusalem this week, exactly 65 years to the day (April 9,1948) when pre-state Zionist troops massacred some 100 unarmed Palestinian men, women and children in the Palestinian Arab village of Deir Yassin, west of Jerusalem.-rh10/4/2013
Palestinian Cameraman Shot In The Face In BethlehemSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - "Al-Azza, who works at the Refugee Media Center in addition to freelancing for PNN and other agencies, was deliberately shot in the face by the soldiers who tried to stop him from documenting the invasion." - id 10/4/2013
Tear gas canister explodes in Bethlehem schoolMa`an - "Eleven students and two teachers were injured and three students and a teacher passed out after inhaling gas." - id 10/4/2013
Israel Uproots Trees To Prepare For New Settlement In BethlehemSaed Bannoura - IMEMC "Thursday April 25, 2013, Israeli bulldozers uprooted dozens of trees on a hill close to the Jabal Abu Ghneim (Har Homa) illegal settlement, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, in order to pave a new road that leads to a planned settlement neighborhood of 3000 homes for Jewish settlers.Bethlehem Governor, Abdul-Fattah Hamayil, stated that the new violation is part of a decision made by the Jerusalem City Council to build more illegal settlement units on Palestinian lands in the area." ca 26/4/2013
PCHR Weekly Report: 8 wounded, 52 abducted by Israeli forces this weekPCHR Gaza - IMEMC "During the reporting period, Israeli forces wounded 8 Palestinian civilians, including 4 children and a 70-year-old elderly woman, in the West Bank. Three of whom, including the elderly woman, were wounded during peaceful protests in Selwad village, northeast of Ramallah, protesting against the confiscation of lands for the interest of settlement activities. Moreover, three children were wounded; one of whom was abducted, during a protest organized by dozens of children at the southern entrance of al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah to support the Palestinian prisoners in the Israeli jails." ca26/4/2013
Army Invades Hebron, Kidnaps Three PalestiniansSaed Bannoura - IMEMC "Thursday evening, April 25, 2013, Israeli soldiers invaded the Bab Az-Zawiya area, in the center of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and kidnapped three Palestinians.The sources added that the army also broke into a local bakery in the city, and kidnapped one Palestinian ...Furthermore, the soldiers broke into two car parts shops, in the As-Salaam neighborhood, and searched them causing excessive damage." ca 26/4/2013
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