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News, May 2011
Israeli Occupation Forces Launch a New Kidnapping Campaign,
Deprive Prisoners from Drinking Water for Two Days,
Kill 22 Palestinians in April, 2011
Report: Israel killed 22 Palestinians last month
[ 05/05/2011 - 11:52 AM ]
The international Tadamun (solidarity) society for human rights said in its monthly report that Israel killed 22 Palestinians, all of them from the Gaza Strip, during intensive artillery and aerial attacks last April.
According to its report, the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) kidnapped more than 250 Palestinians, including 30 children, in different occupied Palestinian areas of Jerusalem and the West Bank.
They also kidnapped during raids on Nablus villages especially Awarta village more than 120 Palestinian women, mostly released after interrogation.
Among the women kidnapped during the reporting month was lawyer and human rights activist Suheir Ayoub who was imprisoned on allegation of working as a messenger for Islamic Jihad prisoners and leaders.
Researcher for Tadamun society Ahmed Tubasi condemned Israel's persistence in committing crimes and violations against human rights in Gaza and the occupied Palestinian territories.
"We are very concerned about the continued violation of human rights in the Palestinian territories and the Palestinians' right to live like other human beings, and we denounce Israel's escalating arrest of citizens especially children and women," Tubasi stated in the report.
IPS deprives isolated prisoner of drinking water for two days
[ 05/05/2011 - 11:35 AM ]
The Israeli prison service (IPS) deprived Palestinian detainee Nasser Al-Shoki of drinking water for two days after isolating him, the Palestinian prisoner's society said on Thursday.
It added in a statement that Shoki's life was in danger, noting that he was held in administrative detention since September 2008.
The society asked the director of Jalbo prison, where Shoki is being detained, to preserve his rights. It pointed out that Shoki was held among prisoners serving prison terms and was not allowed to wear his ordinary clothes.
IOF soldiers launch arrest campaign in Jenin including Jihad leader
[ 05/05/2011 - 11:32 AM ]
Israeli occupation forces (IOF) rounded up a number of Palestinian citizens in Jenin district at dawn Thursday including a leader in the Islamic Jihad movement.
Relatives of the Jihad leader Tarek Qadan in Araba village, south of Jenin, said that the IOF soldiers in a civilian car broke into his home, locked up his wife in one of the rooms, then took him blindfolded and handcuffed to an unknown destination.
Qadan served ten years in Israeli occupation jails and was last released on 21/10/2008.
IOF troops also stormed the village of Siri east of Jenin city and arrested the university student Tarek Al-Faqih after wreaking havoc in his family home and taking some of his personal belongings.
Sources in Anza village, near Jenin, told the PIC reporter that an IOF unit stormed the village and burst into the home of Iyad Barahme, got all inhabitants out and searched it then field interrogated them without making any arrests.
IOF rounds up eight including child during West Bank turbulence
[ 05/05/2011 - 09:25 AM ]
The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) has rounded up seven Palestinian men and at least one child during turbulence affecting several cities in the West Bank.
The seven men were taken Thursday morning during an IOF arrest campaign that was most concentrated in Ramallah, Jenin, Nablus, and Al-Khalil, the IOF spokesman told Israeli Radio.
The fresh campaign comes as part of a series of daily arrest campaigns by the IOF in the West Bank aimed at arresting Palestinians suspected of resisting the Israeli occupation.
Earlier, IOF soldiers abducted a Palestinian boy as violent clashes broke out in Bir Ayyub in Jerusalem's Silwan district south of the Aqsa Mosque on Wednesday night.
Locals said the child was taken near the Wadi al-Rababa intersection in Silwan.
Separately, Israeli courts ruled for the release of three other Jerusalem men to be placed on house arrest after signing to pay bail of NIS 5,000.
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