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News, August 2016
Israeli Occupation Army Violations of Palestinian Human Rights:
Shootings, Injuring, Kidnapping, Destruction of Property, and Theft
August 20, 2016
The following news stories are just few examples of the Israeli occupation government violations of Palestinian human rights, which cannot continue without the full financial and military support from the US-EU governments.
IOF storms different locations in Nablus
August 20, 2016, NABLUS, (PIC)--
Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) at dawn Saturday stormed different
neighborhoods in Nablus city and nearby towns.
IOF raids Ya'bad town, blocks its entrances in overnight campaign
August 20, 2016, JENIN, (PIC)--
The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) last night stormed Ya'bad town,
south of Jenin, set up roadblocks at its entrances and used a house as
an observation post.
Four Gazan protesters wounded by Israeli gunfire in border areas
August 20, 2016, GAZA, (PIC)--
Four Palestinian young men suffered bullet injuries on Friday
afternoon when Israeli border soldiers opened fire at peaceful
protesters east of the Gaza Strip.
2 Palestinians kidnapped, another injured by IOF in Occupied Jerusalem
August 20, 2016, OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)--
The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at dawn Friday kidnapped a
Palestinian ex-prisoner from Occupied Jerusalem, hours after they
kidnapped a youngster and left another injured.
Fanatic illegal Israeli settlers storm Islamic site in Kafl Haris
August 20, 2016, SALFIT, (PIC)--
Hordes of illegal Israeli fanatic settlers stormed on early Friday
morning an Islamic holy site in Kafl Haris town, to the north of Salfit
Injuries as IOF rolls into Ramallah
August 20, 2016, RAMALLAH, (PIC)--
Palestinian protesters sustained injuries on Thursday after the
Israeli occupation forces (IOF) rolled into Ramallah province, in the
central West Bank.
Negev: Bedouin-owned Properties Demolished by Israeli Forces
August 19, 2016 12:26 AM IMEMC News & Agencies
Israeli occupation army bulldozers, escorted by Israeli occupation police, demolished Palestinian-owned properties in several Bedouin villages of the Negev Desert, in southern Israel on Thursday, according to local sources.
Local sources told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli bulldozers demolished residential buildings and arbors located near al-Salam street near the Arara district in the Negev.
A car wash station owned by Arab al-Frejat was also demolished in the Beer al-Mashash village, while Israeli forces raided the village of Um-Batin and demolished a livestock barn.
Bedouin member of the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, Talab Abu Arar denounced the demolitions, saying that “Israel’s demolition campaigns are conducted for political and demographic reasons rather than legal as Israeli authorities claim,” adding that the demolitions occurred without the owners receiving prior warnings.
Abu Arar highlighted that the finances spent on demolition campaigns in the Bedouin community should instead be spent on education, healthcare, and social welfare in the villages.
He also said that the demolitions were part of Israel’s attempts to push Palestinians out of the Negev and force them to leave their lands.
Approximately 160,000 Bedouins reside in villages not recognized by the state of Israel in the Negev alone, according to the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), where they are denied basic services and infrastructure.
The Israeli government uses a variety of strategies to pressure Bedouins into relocating to government-planned urban centers, in contradiction with their semi-nomadic lifestyle, which necessitates access to open grazing land for herding camels and goats.
Meanwhile, demolitions are an almost daily occurrence for Bedouins in the occupied West Bank who largely reside in “Area C” — areas under full Israeli civil and military control according to the Oslo Accords.
Over 70 percent of Bedouins in the West Bank are refugees, displaced from their original places of residence in what is now southern Israel during the Arab-Israeli war of 1967, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), while the majority of Palestinians displaced due to the demolition of their homes in Area C reside in Bedouin communities.
According to UN statistics, Palestinians now make up the largest percentage of refugees worldwide.
ISM Report 07/28/16 : “They destroyed the houses, they destroyed our dreams”
Israeli Soldiers Steal Bicycles From Two Children In Bethlehem
Israeli soldiers stole, on Saturday morning, bicycles from two children, in ‘Aida refugee camp, in the West Bank district of Bethlehem.
Monther Amira, an activist with the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, said the two children were riding their bicycles and playing in the al-Moftah area, at the eastern entrance of the refugee camp.
Amira added that the soldiers invaded that area, stole the bicycles from the two children, and withdrew shortly after.
The Israeli army frequently assaults Palestinian children, playing in their communities, in addition to repeatedly targeting them with live fire, rubber-coated metal bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades.
On July 25, Israeli Border Guard Police officers, harassed an eight-year-old Palestinian child in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and took her bicycle away before throwing it in a ditch.
Although the abuse was caught on tape, the Police Investigation Unit of the Israeli Justice Department (Mahash) decided not to indict the Border Guard police officers.
The officers were caught on tape harassing the child, in the center of Hebron city, before they took her bicycle away from her and threw it in the bushes.
Israeli occupation soldiers Injure Three Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum
August 20, 2016 12:34 AM IMEMC News
Israeli soldiers assaulted, Friday, the weekly protest in Kufur Qaddoum town, near the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, wounding three Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets and causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.
Morad Eshteiwy, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said a large military force invaded Kufur Qaddoum and assaulted locals, holding the weekly nonviolent protest, leading to clashes.
The army fired rubber-coated steel bullets, wounding three Palestinians, and many gas bombs, causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.
Eshteiwy added that the soldiers deliberately destroyed the main waterline, for the seventh consecutive time.
Maintenance workers of the Local Council in Kufur Qaddoum were prevented from fixing the waterline for three hours.
Kufur Qaddoum started the weekly protests thirteen years ago, marching against the army’s closure of the town’s main road to enable easy access to the colonists driving to and from Kedumim illegal colony.
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