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News, May 2014
Israeli Jewish Settler-Terrorists Spray-Paint Anti-Palestinian Graffiti in Occupied Jerusalem, Israeli Occupation Forces Continue Violations of Palestinian Human Rights
Israeli Jewish settlers spray-paint anti-Arab graffiti in Occupied Jerusalem
[ 09/05/2014 - 09:18 AM ]
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)--
Fanatic Israeli Jewish settlers believed to be from the price tag gang at dawn Friday spray-painted racist slurs on walls against Palestinian Muslims and Christians in occupied Jerusalem.
The Hebrew radio reported that unidentified settlers defaced a house door and a power cabinet on Asilsila street in the Old City of Jerusalem with anti-Arab graffiti.
Hate slogans against Arab Christians and the signature "price tag" also defaced a wall near the Romanian Church in central Jerusalem.
The Price tag gang is a group of Jewish extremists who launch hate attacks against Palestinian and Arab-Israeli property.
Limited Israeli incursion east of Khan Younis
[ 09/05/2014 - 10:16 AM ]
The Iraeli occupation army on Friday morning carried out a
small-scale incursion into Khuza’a town, east of Khan Younis city in the
Two Palestinian young men arrested by IOF in Beit Ummar
[ 09/05/2014 - 09:30 AM ]
Two Palestinian boys were arrested by the Israeli occupation forces
(IOF) on Thursday night in Beit Ummar town in al-Khalil, north of the
occupied West Bank.
The troops also confiscated their IDs and forced them to sit down on
Redwan calls for protecting al-Aqsa Mosque
[ 08/05/2014 - 03:58 PM ]
The Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs in Gaza, Dr. Ismail Redwan, stressed the need to defend Islamic holy sites in Palestine especially al-Aqsa Mosque in light of Israeli forces and settlers' repeated attacks and violations in its courtyards.
In a press release issued on Thursday, Dr. Redwan pointed out that 1300 Israeli settlers and soldiers have stormed al-Aqsa Mosque during April, while 70 Palestinians were banned from having access to the mosque for different periods of time 70 others were injured in the Israeli attacks.
135 Jerusalemites were arrested during April, he added, indicating that Jerusalemites are still subjected to brutal Israeli violations and attacks on their properties and freedom of worship as part of Israeli Judaization schemes.
He said that a number of Israeli female soldiers have tried to perform Talmudic rituals in al-Aqsa Mosque under Israeli police protection, but Palestinian worshipers and students confronted them and forced them to leave the mosque.
He condemned Knesset Member Tzipi Hotobili for having raised the Israeli flag above holy al-Aqsa Mosque after having claimed that it was “the only politically and ideologically valuable place for Israelis.”
Redwan held Israeli Occupation Authorities (IOA) responsible for such desecration conspiracies and provocative violations targeting al-Aqsa sanctity and Muslims around the world. Redwan called for serious steps to bring such violations to a halt.
Meanwhile, guards at the Aqsa Mosque said that 16 Jewish settlers desecrated its sanctity on Thursday morning under heavy police protection bringing the number of settlers who entered the holy Islamic site to 120 in two days.
Israeli court rejects MP Kufaisheh's appeal
[ 08/05/2014 - 12:09 PM ]
Ofer Military Court has rejected an appeal submitted by MP Hatem Kufaisheh, from al-Khalil, against its decision to extend his administrative detention.
MP Kufaisheh was kidnapped by Israeli occupation forces in April 2013 and held in administrative detention for six months before being extended for another six months, according to his wife.
On the day of his supposed release three months ago, Israeli occupation authorities extended his administrative detention for six months for the third time in a row. MP Kufaisheh had earlier appealed against the court's order.
The wife said that her husband is denied appropriate medical treatment, as he only receives painkillers despite his poor health condition.
His wife charged that her husband's health condition had seriously deteriorated due to frequent arrests by IOF soldiers. She said that he suffers from cysts, high blood pressure, diabetes, gastric ulcers, in addition to sharp neck pains.
MP Kufaisheh has declared hunger strike two weeks ago along with 130 administrative detainees in Israeli jails.
Meanwhile, Israeli court in occupied Jerusalem has extended on Wednesday the arrest of the lawyer Shirin Issawi for further investigation.
According to Palestinian Prisoners Society, Shirin was charged of providing services to "outlawed organizations".
The liberated detainee Samer Issawi said that his sister Shirin's detention was extended for six months.
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