OIC Summit on Palestine and Jerusalem in Jakarta,
More Israeli Violations of Palestinian Rights
March 6, 2016
A peaceful march of Palestinian women in Jerusalem attacked by
Israeli occupation soldiers, March 6, 2016
IOF carries out repeated incursions into Iraq Burin village,
March 6, 2016
OIC's summit on Palestine kicks off in Jakarta
March 6, 2016, JAKARTA, (PIC)--
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation's (OIC) extraordinary summit
on Palestine and Jerusalem kicked off on Sunday in the Indonesian
capital Jakarta with the participation of leaders and officials from
around the world.
Convened under the theme "United for a Just
Solution," the summit is a response to the urgent and persistent
worrying situation in Palestine and Jerusalem, which affects not only
the Palestinian people, but also the entire Muslim nation.
addition to many important issues to be discussed on Palestine during
the two-day summit, the conferees will explore methods and strategies to
encounter the Israeli government's continuous illegal occupation and
apartheid policies in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Change and Reform urges Jakarta Summit to speak up for
The Change and Reform Bloc (CRB) of the Palestinian Legislative
Council (PLC) called Sunday the participants in the Islamic Summit in
Jakarta to seriously stand up for Occupied Jerusalem and boost
Palestinian resistance in the face of the Israeli occupation.
CRB said in a press statement: “We call on the participants in Jakarta
to prop up Palestinians’ legitimate resistance against the Israeli
occupation and to opt for practical measures to protect the holy al-Aqsa
Mosque and Occupied Jerusalem.”
The 5th Extraordinary Islamic
Summit on Palestine and Occupied Jerusalem under the theme: “United for
Just Solution” will be held in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, on 6-7
March 2016. This comes against the backdrop of unprecedented Israeli
violations in Occupied Jerusalem and the West Bank and of the unjust
blockade on the Gaza Strip.
Girl among 4 Palestinians arrested by IOF in Jerusalem
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)--
Four Palestinian citizens, including a girl, were arrested on Sunday
evening by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) in Occupied Jerusalem,
bringing the number of those arrested in the city since dawn time to
Eye-witnesses said tension has burst out near Shu’fat
refugee camp after the IOF arrested three Palestinian youngsters.
The Wadi Hilweh Information Center also said the IOF arrested
17-year-old Jihan Tarweh in al-Tur neighborhood, to the east of Occupied
Jerusalem, without identifying the reasons for the abduction.
IOF further rolled into Silwan and cordoned off residential
neighborhoods before they cracked down on Palestinian passers-by at
Earlier in the day, the IOF arrested three
Palestinians in Jabal al-Mukbir, to the southeast of Occupied Jerusalem,
and a child in al-Issawiya, along with a Jerusalemite lady from the Old
Jerusalemite woman arrested during a peaceful march
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)--
The Israeli police forces arrested Sunday afternoon the Jerusalemite
woman Hanadi Halawani after suppressing a peaceful march near al-Aqsa
Mosque in occupied Jerusalem.
A group of Jerusalemite women had
earlier organized a peaceful march protesting against the Israeli
continued ban on their access to the Mosque for more than five months.
Earlier on Sunday, hordes of Israeli fanatics stormed the holy
al-Aqsa Mosque under heavy police escort and carried out provocative
rituals, causing a state of tension in the compound.
worshipers kept chanting “Allah is the Greatest” in protest at the
The occupied city of Jerusalem had earlier witnessed
tight restrictions and traffic jams after Israeli police erected a
number of military checkpoints throughout the city.
Jerusalemite citizens and students were stopped and searched at the
checkpoints for long hours before heading to their workplaces and
Joba checkpoint, to the north of the occupied city, was
closed in both directions, preventing people’s movement.
Palestinian vehicles were also stopped and searched at Qalandia
checkpoint, causing a severe traffic jam.
Since the beginning of
the Jerusalem Intifada, Israel has increasingly restricted Palestinians'
freedom of movement and implemented a policy of movement restrictions
including checkpoints, earth mounds, trenches, gates, roadblocks, bypass
roads, the Wall, and a complex system of permits.
the freedom of movement of Palestinians have seriously affected their
access to medical care, including emergency medical treatment. Dozens of
deaths and stillbirths were reported as a result of preventing medical
personnel and patients from crossing checkpoints.
IOF carries out repeated incursions into Iraq Burin village
Israeli occupation forces (IOF) have been storming Iraq Burin village
every night over the past few days under the pretext of searching for
the perpetrators of the stabbing attack carried out in Har Brakha nearby
settlement, which resulted in the death of two soldiers.
Burin is a small quiet village located on a towering rocky hill
southwest of Nablus.
Har Brakha settlement is located to the east
of Iraq Burin. A part of the settlement is set up on an area of 250
dunums of land which was of Iraq Burin lands.
The occupation army
leaders believed that the perpetrators of the stabbing attack sought
refuge to Iraq Burin village because the settlement and the attack site
are near to the village.
“We will storm your village and your
homes every night, until we get to the perpetrators of the stabbing
attack, even if it lasted a whole year", an Israeli officer said
threatening the chairman of the village council of Iraq Burin, Fathi
Faqih told a PIC reporter that the IOF continues to carry
out raids into the town houses every night. He estimated the homes that
were stormed and searched to be about 95% of the homes in the village.
The raids are accompanied with interrogations of house owners on
whether any of them had information that might lead the IOF to the
perpetrators. The house owners are also warned of providing assistance
or covering-up the perpetrators.
the stabbing attack on Wednesday night, Iraq Burin was turned into a
target for the occupation army, which imposed a tight siege on the
village and closed the only entrance to the town with sand barriers, and
set up a military checkpoint at the entrance to the town, preventing the
entry and the exit in or out of it, and thus turned the village into
what looks like a big prison.
The young men of the village
removed on Friday morning the sand barriers from the entrance to the
town, and reopened the road, challenging the occupation.
said that the occupation officer told him on storming his house, that
they have information that the perpetrators had entered into the village
after the attack, and did not leave yet.
On the front line
Iraq Burin's area is 5775 acres and is inhabited by 1,000 people, the
majority of its population works in agriculture, and the village is
famous for the cultivation of olives, figs and grapes.
the abundance of agricultural land, 42% of the village land is located
within the area (C), which is under full Israeli control according to
the Oslo agreements. The occupation authority prohibits the farmers from
cultivating and reclaiming these lands without permission, this caused
the lands to become wastelands not suitable except for grazing.
In the past few years, the village has witnessed weekly clashes during
marches organized by inhabitants of the village with the participation
of foreign solidarity activists, towards Har Brakha settlement. These
marches often result in injuries among the participants with bullets and
tear gas fired by the Israeli occupation forces.
Faqih said that
the settlers attack farmers if they get to the land near the settlement,
and often call the Israeli army, which arrives in large numbers from
Hawara and fires tear gas canisters on the citizens forcing them to
leave their land.
Iraq Burin is one of relatively small villages
of the governorate of Nablus, but the village has had a long history in
confronting the Israeli occupation and settlers.
beginning of al-Aqsa Intifada in 2000, five of the village's inhabitants
were killed by the IOF, among whom were the two members of Qassam
Brigades: Mamoun Ibrahim Qadous and Annan Jabr Qadous, who were killed
during an armed clash in 2002.
Settlers open settlement road east of Bethlehem
Israeli settlers on Saturday opened a 1.5-kilometer-road on
Palestinian land in Kisan village to the east of Bethlehem in the
southern West Bank.
The PIC reporter said that opening of the
road, which was conducted under the protection of Israeli forces, aims
at confiscating more Palestinian lands in order to connect two Jewish
Hussein Ghazal, head of Kisan’s village council,
told the PIC reporter that the Jewish settler called Yusuf who opened
the road had previously confiscated about 1000 dunums in 2014 under gun
threat and the protection of Israeli soldiers.
He built three
houses and a farm over that confiscated area, Ghazal added.
IOF banned 28 Palestinians of travel last week
Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) banned last week 28
Palestinians from travel via the Karama crossing connecting the West
Bank to the outside world through Jordan. The IOF claimed that the
travel ban orders were made for security reasons.
The Palestinian police in Ramallah said, in a statement on Saturday,
that 25,000 Palestinians used the Karama crossing for travel last week.
Israeli forces did not release the reasons behind the ban of entry
orders, the Palestinian police statement pointed out.
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