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Repression and Violation of Palestinian Human Rights By Israeli Occupation Government,
News Stories on February 12, 2014
IOF soldiers break into Hamas leader’s home, question him and his wife
[ 12/02/2014 - 05:02 PM ]
Israeli occupation forces (IOF) stormed the home of Hamas leader Majed Hasan in central Ramallah at dawn Wednesday and questioned him and his wife.
The PIC reporter in the city said that the soldiers savagely stormed the house and thoroughly searched it before interrogating Hasan, his wife and children for more than an hour.
The reporter noted that the soldiers served a summons for Hasan for intelligence questioning in Ofer jail on Thursday morning.
Hasan had served ten years in Israeli jails mostly in administrative detention, without trial or charge, while his wife Nada Al-Jayusi was also detained by the occupation.
Other IOF units stormed the villages of Jalakmos and Mutalla to the east of Jenin at dawn Wednesday and searched two houses for two hours in the first village.
Local sources said that an intelligence officer interrogated occupants of both houses during the search.
Meanwhile, IOF soldiers raided Burin village, south of Nablus, at a late night hour on Tuesday and clashed with young men, wounding one of them.
Eyewitnesses told the PIC reporter that the soldiers broke into a number of houses in the village and detained and interrogated two young men before releasing them later on.
The IOF incursion is the second of its kind in less than two days after a firebomb was tossed at a settlers’ car passing near Yitzhar settlement.
Israeli undercover soldiers abduct Palestinian activist
[ 12/02/2014 - 04:06 PM ]
Israeli undercover soldiers abducted Mousa Shuwani from his workplace in downtown Ramallah at noon Wednesday.
Sources in the students’ Islamic bloc said that Israeli soldiers in plain clothes kidnapped Shuwani, who was one of its leading activists, and took him away in a civilian car.
It said that Shuwani was suffering from an injury in one of his eyes during his participation in a massive rally in support of prisoners in front of the Ofer military barrier last year.
Shuwani also participate in numerous anti political detention protests and was detained and questioned by Palestinian Authority security apparatuses. His arrest increased the number of bloc cadres and leaders in Israeli detention to ten.
IOF detains two Palestinian boys among others
[ 12/02/2014 - 03:28 PM ]
The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) detained on Tuesday evening two Palestinian children, from the village of Anin to the west of Jenin, and interrogated them for two hours before releasing them.
Local sources said that the Israeli soldiers arrested 14-year-old Hamid Issa and Karam Issa while they were herding sheep in the village's lands located near the apartheid wall, and took them to a military outpost inside the apartheid wall where they were interrogated.
The sources said the soldiers attacked and threatened the two boys, pointing out that the occupation forces are seeking to prevent the citizens from entering their agricultural lands near the apartheid wall.
In the city of al-Khalil, the Israeli forces also arrested on Tuesday another Palestinian child and 4 citizens during house raids, one of them suffers from neurological diseases and difficult health condition, local sources reported.
Eyewitnesses also said that four military patrols stormed the town of Dhahiriyya, to the south of al-Khalil, and roamed its main street before stopping near the headquarters of Fatah security services.
Meanwhile, violent clashes erupted at dawn Wednesday between Palestinian youths and Israeli forces in Beit Ummar, north of al-Khalil, during raids into several neighborhoods in the town.
Eyewitnesses told the PIC that the Israeli soldiers stormed the entrance to the town and fired tear gas canisters and metal bullets towards the citizens and their houses. Many citizens were wounded and several young men and children suffered suffocation during the clashes.
Separately, Jewish settlers from the settlement of Susia established on the lands of Yatta in al-Khalil on Tuesday night uprooted dozens of olive trees belonging to Palestinian citizens, coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Settlement Rateb Jabour said in a press statement.
In the city of Bethlehem, the IOF soldiers arrested two Palestinian youths on Wednesday morning after stopping their vehicle at the Container checkpoint northeast of the city and took them to an unknown destination.
The occupation patrols also raided several areas in Bethlehem, and no arrests were reported.
The occupation forces served a summons on Tuesday evening to the activist and student at An-Najah National University Farouk Moussa, 25, while he was passing through a checkpoint erected near the settlement of Shavei Shomron, near Nablus.
IOF destroys four tents in the Jordan Valley
[ 12/02/2014 - 03:26 PM ]
NORTHERN JORDAN VALLEY, (PIC)--
The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) demolished on Wednesday morning for the third time four tents inhabited by Palestinian families, in the area of Kazalia east of Aqraba, to the south of Nablus.
Anti-settlement activist Hamza Diriye told PIC's reporter that several military patrols stormed the area at nearly 06:00 am, and evacuated four tents inhabited by 24 citizens, including women and children, then confiscated them.
The Jordan Valley is inhabited by more than 25 thousand Palestinian citizens. The Israeli occupation authorities have continued to destroy the citizens' structures there to force them leave their lands in an attempt to build settlements.
Meanwhile, staff of the Jerusalem municipality handed over demolition orders for two apartments belonging to Abbasi family in the neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber, southeast of the city of Jerusalem, under the pretext of unlicensed construction.
Abu Islam Abbasi said the houses were built about three months ago on the family land, and are inhabited by 12 individuals.
Israeli policemen arrest 7 Jerusalemites including 5 children
[ 12/02/2014 - 12:21 PM ]
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)--
Israeli police forces arrested Wednesday morning seven Jerusalemites, including five children who were taken to Qishleh police station for investigation.
Two children, 12 years old, were severely beaten and assaulted during their arrest before being transferred to the police station in the Old City in occupied Jerusalem. The three other children were all 15 years old.
Israeli Shin Bet agents and police forces arrested at dawn Wednesday a father and his son after storming their home in Silwan in occupied Jerusalem. The forces have violently searched the house and brutally attacked the grandmother, causing her serious injuries.
The grandmother was transferred to hospital, after an Israeli officer closed the door on her hand.
Meanwhile, Israeli police released Tuesday the 14-year-old Ahmed Abu Rumi, from Issawiya in occupied Jerusalem, after being arrested 6 days ago.
Family sources told the PIC reporter that Ahmed was released on bail of 5 thousand shekels in addition to house arrest. He was also prevented from talking or meeting his friends.
The family confirmed that Ahmed was released after serious health deterioration in Israeli jails, noting that he could be summoned for investigation in the coming period.
Ahmed was arrested a week ago by Israeli forces although he suffers health problems. He was then transferred to al-Maskoubiya detention center.
He was questioned till late hours on daily basis before being brought to the court which ordered his return to interrogation. As a result, his health condition worsened and he was transferred to Hadassah Ein Karem Hospital.
Ahmed was subjected to psychological torture during his investigation on charges of "throwing stones and Molotov cocktails in al-Aqsa Mosque". The occupation authorities threatened to arrest his father in case he did admit the charges.
Israeli court extends detention of mother of liberated captive
[ 12/02/2014 - 10:04 AM ]
An Israeli court extended on Tuesday afternoon the detention of the mother of liberated prisoner Shadi Balawnah for three days pending further investigation.
Balawnah family told PIC's correspondent: "The lawyer Mustafa Azmouti informed us that the Salem court, west of Jenin, has extended the detention of Rasmiya Balawnah, 53, for three days pending investigation in the Jalama interrogation center."
The family held the Israeli occupation fully responsible for the life of Rasmiya, who suffers from high blood pressure and diabetes, and appealed to the human rights organizations to intervene to release her.
The Israeli occupation authorities arrested Mrs. Balawnah last Tuesday, after raiding and searching her house in Tulkarem refugee camp.
Israeli warplanes launch series of mock raids on Gaza
[ 12/02/2014 - 10:20 AM ]
Israeli warplanes launched a series of mock air raids on a number of areas in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday morning.
The PIC reporter quoted eyewitnesses as saying that the mock raids were launched off the coasts of Gaza and over its southern, central, and northern areas.
The reporter said that Gazans got used to such kind of raids; however, security experts told the reporter that the raids were a kind of military intelligence act.
They called for extreme caution as the Israeli army wished to recognize means of evacuating security positions and government buildings during raids and where officials are taken.
News Stories by IMEMC
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