So-Called Israeli Parliament Debates
Deportation of its Palestinian Member, Hanin Al-Zo'abi, for her
Criticism of the Zionist Occupation Regime
October 30, 2014
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Hanin Zo'abi Deportation Order to be Debated Tomorrow
Wednesday October 29, 2014 19:34 by IMEMC News & Agencies
Israeli occupation government prosecution office has demanded a list
of charges to be brought against Palestinian member of the so-called
Israeli parliament, Knesset, Hanin Al-Zo'abi, saying that she
'threatened' and gave sharp criticism of a Palestinian serving in the
Israeli police force.
The Israeli Attorney General ordered the
opening of an investigation file regarding complaints by the policeman,
after Al-Zo'abi had scolded him during a protest against the latest
Israeli aggression on Gaza, saying that he stood at the side of the
oppressor, according to the PNN.
Al-Zo'abi, following the
investigation, stated that the charges against her were the offspring of
Israeli racism and fascism, which escalated during the 51-day Israeli
war on Gaza, which resulted in killing more than 2,200 Palestinians,
most of whom were civilians, particularly children and women.
Al-Zo'abi added that "the people who should be prosecuted are the
ministers who incite killing and murder".
The so-called Israeli
parliament, Knesset, ordered a 6-month deportation for Al-Zo'abi, under
the pretext of public statements she gave in protest of political
issues, sparking anger among Israelis.
Al-Zo'abi encountered wide
incitement campaigns from Israelis, according to the PNN, especially in
the Knesset sessions, where she stood against Zionism.
of such parliamentary sessions can be seen on Youtube:
The so-called Israeli parliament, Knesset, resumes the debate of the
deportation order tomorrow.
UNESCO Condemns Israeli Violations in Jerusalem
Wednesday October 29, 2014 20:49 by IMEMC News & Agencies
The Executive Board of UNESCO has approved, upon its 195th session,
the recommendation of Jordan and Palestine to redefine Israel, according
to international law, as an occupying power.
According to Al Ray
Palestinian Media Agency, Jordan and Palestine, supported by Arab,
Islamic and international consensus, submitted a set of recommendations
with regard to Israeli violations in Jerusalem, the Mughrabi Gate,
Hebron and Gaza, in addition to various educational institutions.
All of the recommendations have been listed under the title
"Occupied Palestine". The decision reportedly stresses the definition as
an occupying power, under international law, for Israel and all of its
policies imposed on lands militarily occupied since 1967.
explains that any change to the status quo, as it was before 1967, is a
violation and an illegal occupational practice.
adopted the recommendation of Jordan's King Abdullah II to take all
necessary procedures , including legal measures, to end the Israeli
aggressions and violations against al-Aqsa mosque and other
In addition, the decision strongly denounced the escalation of
actions by Israeli authorities as well as plans to move against the holy
site, noting all violations committed against the Mughrabi Gate --
calling Israel , as an occupation power, to enable the Jordanian
Ministry of Religious Affairs to reface the Mughrabi gate road and to
build the Jordanian design of the bridge leading to the gate.
demands that Israel halt current excavations on the site and respect the
decisions of UNESCO, in this regard.
Furthermore, it calls upon
Israel to respect the guarantees that it provided not to make any
changes to the status quo which existed at the site before 1967, urging
it to accept the
UNESCO mission to Jerusalem and Mughrabi gate.
condemns the ongoing Egyptian-backed Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip
and the attacking of civilians , children, schools, educational
institutions in Gaza.
It equally calls on Israel to adhere to
its agreement to lift the siege according to the 2014 Cairo Agreement.
It denounced the
recurring Israeli violations in Hebron, denying Palestinians freedom
of movement and the freedom of access to places of worship, further
calling on Israel to stop these violations under the conventions of
international law and agreements and decisions of UNESCO.
Israeli Violations Continue to Escalate in Occupied
Thursday October 30, 2014 00:20 by IMEMC News & Agencies
Provocations by Israeli soldiers and settlers continued in the
occupied Palestinian territories, on Wednesday, with multiple violations
occurring across the West Bank and East Jerusalem, while militant Jewish
settlers again broke into al-Aqsa Mosque via the Mughrabi gate.
Masked Israeli forces were reported to have brutally
attacked a 13-year-old elementary student before taking him into custody
from inside his school, in the old town of Hebron, according to the
student’s father, Arif Jabir.
Mr. Jabir told WAFA Palestinian
News & Info Agency that forces raided the school, attacked and severally
beat his son Bara’a before leading him out of the school in a brutal
manner and using foul language.
The soldiers violently forced
Bara’a into the back of a military jeep, severely bruising his body. He
was transferred to a hospital for treatment.
WAFA notes that
educational facilities, including students and teachers, are not spared
from Israel’s regular attacks, including obstruction of access to
schools and the violation of the right to education.
recent 51-day military assault on the Gaza Strip, Israeli forces
bombarded a number of schools, including those run by the UN -- a
serious violation of international law.
Israeli forces, on
Wednesday, also demolished several structures used for housing and
livestock, in addition to a traditional oven in Yatta town, to the south
of the Hebron and Jerusalem districts, according to local activist Rateb
Mr. Jabour, who is coordinator of the local anti-wall and
settlement committee said that a large Israeli force, backed by
bulldozers and military jeeps, broke into Khashem al-Daraj, where they
cordoned off the area and demolished a residential structure, a cave, an
out-door toilet facility and a livestock shed, all which belong to
Mustafa, Mousa and Eid al-Tibni.
Jabour slammed the demolition as
an ‘arbitrary act of revenge’ perpetrated as part of Israeli plans to
displace Palestinians and illegally replace them with Israeli settlers.
Meanwhile, forces demolished a traditional tabon (oven) in the
village of Umm al-Khair, to the east of Yatta, under the pretext that it
disturbed Israeli settlers from the nearby illegal settlement of ‘Karmiel’.
Mr. Jabour additionally stated that Israeli forces demolished a
traditional oven for the second time in just a week, under the pretext
of unlicensed building. Forces brutalized anyone who attempted to
confront them and save the oven, inflicting multiple wounds and bruises
on several local residents.
The tabon provides bread for the
family who owns it, as well as for other members of al-Hathalin family.
Israeli settlers frequently harass Palestinian locals. Last
February, a settler from ‘Karmiel’ filed a lawsuit claiming that he,
along with his family, suffer from the smoke emitted by the oven and
requested a compensation of some $72,000.
To the west of Salfit,
in the occupied West Bank, Israeli forces raided the town of Qarawat
Bani Hassan, where they kidnapped five Palestinians after inspecting
The Salfit governorate issued a statement which
identified the five as Majd Nassim Assi, 23, Ali, 20, Ahmad 22, Layth,
19, and Muhammad Rayyan, age19.
Governor of Salfit, Mr. Issam Abu
Bakr, denounced the raiding and inspection residents’ homes, as well as
the arrests which followed. He said that most of those who are arrested
by Israeli forces are youth and children.
According to the
Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network, Israel has arrested a total of
3,000 Palestinian children since 2010.
Abu Bakr noted that such
actions appall residents and deprive children from living a normal life.
He further called on human rights organizations to take urgent
action in stopping all aggressive Israeli practices against Palestinians
in the Salfit district.
Meanwhile, in Jerusalem,
Israeli police, accompanied by West Jerusalem Municipality bulldozers
broke into Silwan, where they demolished the a cave-like structure used
as a shelter by a Palestinian family.
The cave is located in a
plot of land belonging to Khaled al-Zir, who, together with his family,
were forced to take shelter in the cave following the demolition of
their house, again under a pretext of unlicensed building.
and his relative, Fahmi, were both brutally assaulted and abducted,
following a confrontation with Israeli troops as they attempted to stop
the demolition process.
According to the Applied Research
Institute of Jerusalem, the residents of Umm al-Khair are originally
Palestinian refugees who were driven out from their original homeland of
‘Arad and Beersheva in 1948.
WAFA further reports that the
residents of this village, as well as those of Khashem al-Daraj, are
mainly dependent on agriculture for their livelihood. More than 85% of
the residents are engaged in agricultural activities, especially animal
Jewish militant settlers again broke into al-Aqsa
Mosque through the Mughrabi gate, on Wednesday, as well, touring its
yards in a provocative manner under the protection of Israeli police,
Israeli police were stationed at the gates of
al-Aqsa, where they imposed strict measures on worshipers who wished to
enter the compound, seizing identity cards and returning them when they
had left the compound.
Witnesses told WAFA that Israeli police,
on Tuesday evening, also stormed al-Aqsa, raided al-Marwani Mosque, and
seized the back packs of students who study there.
several extremist Jewish organizations which call for the demolition of
al-Aqsa Mosque and construction of the “Jewish Temple”, have reportedly
organized a conference under the title of “Israel Returns to the Temple
The conference coincides with the Jewish event which
celebrates a group of Jews' journey of prayer at what they consider to
be the 'Temple Mount', set to be held in the presence of high ranking
Israeli figures, right-wing parties and members of various “Temple
Mount” extremist groups.
The ceremonies celebrating this event
will last for an entire week.
Jewish groups have called for a
mass raid of al-Aqsa Mosque, during which they are expected to perform
provocative tours and prayers. According to sources, they aim to
schedule a program for the Jewish Students of the Temple and Israeli
rabbis to visit al-Aqsa compound.
Jews hold al-Aqsa to be the
site of the first and second temples, with a number of advocates
attempting to recruit Christian groups (mostly of Western denominations)
into the campaign, with some having gone so far as to suggest bombing
Christians at large, however, remain divided on the
issue, as biblical prophecy states: "I did not see a temple in the city,
because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple." ~Revelation
Escalating attacks against both Islamic and Christian holy
shrines in Israel and the oPt now total over 500, in just the past five
A number of churches have since taken up the cause of the
international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement in response to
the violations by both Israeli authorities and settlers in this regard.
Pope Francis, on the last day of a recent 3-day pilgrimage to the
Holy Land, called for allowing all believers free access to holy sites
The mounting tension in the Old City of Jerusalem
has sparked numerous violent confrontation between Palestinians and
Israeli settlers backed by police.
Al-Aqsa Mosque is currently
administered by Jordan, according to a treaty signed between Jordan and
Israel in 1994, WAFA further notes.
As the main custodian of all
Muslim and Christian sites in Palestine, Jordan expressed concerns over
calls by several prominent Israeli officials to take over the
sovereignty of the holy site.
According to media sources, a
debate held in the Israeli Knesset, introduced under the title “The Loss
of Israeli Sovereignty Over the Temple Mount”, was initiated by
Moshe Feiglin, a Jewish
far-right member of
PM Netanyahu’s Likud party, to take control of al-Aqsa Mosque.
Israeli forces, on Wednesday, abducted at
least nine Palestinians from the occupied West Bank districts of Jenin
and Nablus, while taking on youth from the Jerusalem area, according to
reports by local and security sources.
Israeli soldiers kidnapped
three Palestinians in the town of Qabatiya, to the south of Jenin, after
raiding and searching their families’ homes. They were identified as
Ibrahim Sabaghneh, 53, Tariq Abu Elrob, 20, and Asyad Zakarneh, 22.
Forces also took Bilal Sharqawi and Ahmad Torkman, both from the
town of Yabod, while they were present at ‘Dotan’ military checkpoint,
Meanwhile, forces detained and interrogated two
brothers from the same town, for hours, before releasing them.
WAFA further notes that the town of Yabod is a target destination for
daily Israeli raids and arrest campaigns, leading to regular
confrontations, the last of which took place on Tuesday, where four
Palestinian youth were shot with live ammunition; one of the injured is
reported to be in critical condition.
In the town of Jaba’a,
forces abducted two brothers; Mahmoud and Mohammad Khalilyeh, 35, 45,
respectively, and Nayif Hamammreh, 30, following a raid on their homes
and motor shops, where they confiscated a motor bike and several car
In Nablus, forces took into their custody 31-year-old
Samih Jaber, from the town of Aqraba, to the south, after raiding his
In occupied East Jerusalem, special police units
further raided the town of Silwan, to the south of the Old City, where
they took Morad Ghaith, who was taken to an interrogation center in
Police also kidnapped Sameera Edrees, from Jerusalem,
as she tried to leave al-Aqsa Mosque from one of its main gates; she was
subsequently led to a police station in the Old City.
additionally arrested an elderly at the compound. His identity remains
unknown, but he was reportedly taken for chanting religious slogans and
attempting to fend off settlers’ who broke into the holy compound.
According to guards who work at al-Aqsa Mosque, Israeli police
seized worshipers’ identity cards at the main gates and referred many of
them to a detention center for further interrogation.
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