CHILD SHOT IN HEAD BY ISRAELI OCCUPATION REMAINS IN CRITICAL CONDITION

A child wounded in head by Israeli occupation troops on Thursday January 30th remained in a critical condition in hospital on Saturday February 5th.EPj3LSsXUAES1lS

15-year-old Mohammad Mohannad Shteiwi was shot in head with a rubber-coated steel bullet by an Israeli occupation forces’ soldier during a demonstration against Donald Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ plan at Kafr Qaddum village on the occupied West Bank.

The protest took place near a gate closing the main road from the village to the nearby main towns. The road has been closed by the occupation since 2003 and is the location of the weekly Friday demonstration in the village.

Protesters burned tires and threw stones, while Israel’s occupation forces attacked them with rubber-coated steel bullets, sponge bullets and tear-gas. Israeli occupation forces are said to have attempted to ambush protesters at the nearby olive grove and to have stormed the village itself.unnamed

The bullet hit Mohammad Shteiwi on the right side of his head, penetrated his skull and settled in his brain, leading to a critical injury. He received first aid on site, with a photograph showing massive bleeding.

Because of the Israeli occupation closure of the main road, it should have taken half an hour longer than necessary for the teenager to arrive in a hospital. Previously several deaths have been attributed to the delayed access to hospital care.

תמונה-עקומהBut as was revealed by an article on February 7th in +972mag, this time it took even longer to get help: Israeli occupation police officer stopped the car in which Mohammad was being transported to a hospital and forced it to be driven to a nearby illegal colony, where which he was given no first aid. Instead the police officer called a Palestinian ambulance, which took 25 more minutes to arrive.

A trip to hospital that should have taken as little as 15 minutes ended up taking over an hour. From the moment he was shot to his arrival to a hospital in Nablus it took a total of one-and-a-half hours.

006 (1)After being moved to a hospital in ethnically cleansed Palestine 1948 the next night, and going through surgery, with the bullet removed in operation on Tuesday February 4th, Mohammad Shteiwi remained in critical condition in a hospital Intensive Care Unit on Wednesday February 5th. His father Muhannad told then that Mohammad was unable to speak but was able to move his fingers when he hold his son’s hand.

On July 12th 10-year-old Abdulrahman Yasser Shteiwi was shot in head by Israeli occupation soldier during Kafr Qaddum’s weekly Friday protest – in which the he didn’t take part – leaving him with what now seem to be permanent, severe brain damage.

SOURCES:

10-YEAR-OLD SHOT IN HEAD BY ISRAEL’S OCCUPATION FORCES REMAINS IN CRITICAL CONDITION

10-YEAR-OLD BOY SHOT, CRITICALLY WOUNDED BY ISRAELI OCCUPATION FORCES

Boy wounded in West Bank protests against ‘Deal of Century’

ON THE SHOOTING OF 10 Y/O BOY IN KAFR QADDOUM FROM THE LEADER OF LOCAL POPULAR RESISTANCE COMMITTEE

Palestinian teen shot in head by Israeli forces delayed en route to hospital

Palestinian Teen Severely Wounded by Israeli Forces in West Bank Clashes

Wounded Child From Kufur Qaddoum Remains In A Serious Condition

إصابة فتى برصاص الاحتلال في كفر قدوم

إصابة العشرات بالاختناق في مسيرة كفر قدوم الأسبوعية

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CHILD WOUNDED BY ISRAELI OCCUPATION DIES IN BESIEGED GAZA

A Palestinian child has died from injuries he suffered when he was wounded by Israel’s occupation forces during the Great Return March last year.

Alaa Hani Hamada al-Abbasi died on the morning of Friday January 31st in a besieged Gaza Strip hospital, where he had remained in coma after being wounded on October 14th.4aba0048a97a8c37c2ae2c42a6864b02

He was taking part in the 78th Great Return March demonstration east of Khan Younis in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip when he was hit in head by a tear-gas grenade launched by Israeli occupation soldiers.

When he was injured, early reports gave his age as 13. Today reports give his age as 15. Based on the unity of reports today from different sources, we assume that his age at death was 15. He might have been 14 when wounded.

Alaa’s funeral took place on the Friday afternoon. He is the sixth Palestinian killed during 2020 by the Israeli occupation.EPnTwPbXsAEs5HY

SOURCES:

Child succumbs to wounds sustained in Gaza Return March

Palestinian Child Dies From Serious Wounds He Suffered In October 2019

TWO DOZEN CHILDREN WOUNDED BY ISRAEL DURING THE 78TH GREAT RETURN MARCH DEMONSTRATION

تشييع جثمان الشهيد الفتى “علاء العباسي” في قطاع غزة

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MEMBER OF AL-QASSAM BRIGADES DIES IN A TUNNEL ACCIDENT IN BESIEGED GAZA

A member of Hamas’ armed wing died inside a resistance tunnel in the besieged Gaza Strip on Thursday January 30th.

According to an announcement by the al-Qassam Brigades, 21-year-old Ibrahim Khalil ash-Shantaf died as a result of an accident.EPiBDlfWkAA_2a0

The resident of Sheikh Radwan neighbourhood in Gaza City is reported to have been working in a tunnel near the border with ethnically cleansed Palestine 1948 while the incident in which he lost his life took place.

No details on the accident itself was given. Suffocation, collapses of tunnels and incidents with faulty electricity lines are common reasons behind fatal accidents in resistance tunnels.

The first news report of his death was published at 10:38 am Palestine time.

Ibrahim ash-Shantaf’s funeral took place on the Thursday afternoon.

SOURCES:

Palestinian Fighter Killed In A Tunnel Accident In Gaza

استشهاد مقاوم بغزة خلال مهمة جهادية

القسام تعلن استشهاد أحد اعضائها بحادث عرضي

غزة.. استشهاد مقاوم فلسطيني بـ “حادث عرضي”

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JUSTIFYING THE SUFFERING: WHY PALESTINIANS DON’T MATTER

Supporters of Israeli occupation have often made the claim that Israeli occupation DJtolrlWkAAVSCpabuses of Palestinians are somehow justified by the past suffering of Jews at the hands of states from the Roman Empire to Nazi Germany.

Based on this Zionist thinking, the tormenting of occupied Palestinians is a right that Israel has ‘earned’ through Jewish suffering and now is the time of the Jews via Israel to do what they want without anyone intervening.4258

The British author Martin Amis has announced for example that he will support Israel’s oppression of Palestinians until what Israel has done to them them has exceeded the entire amount of suffering Jews have endured during their entire history.

In the vision of Amis, Israel based on Jewish history has a right to literally commit a re-enactment of the Holocaust on Palestinians and he would still keep supporting Israeli occupation, because the Palestinian suffering would be still less than the Jewish suffering in the last three thousand years and Israel ‘can’t afford’ to treat Palestinians decently.

EJQNyUxWwAAK-puThis is not a fringe view, it is very much an accepted mainstream view in the “West” as the respectful treatment of Amis shows. Imagine the uproar if someone would make such claims outside the magical circle of the Middle East conflict, in which normal rules of morality seem to stop existing like the laws of physics in the singularity at the heart of a black hole.

Amis’ fellow Briton, then the editor of the Times and a now as a baron a member of the British House of Lords, Daniel Finkeltein wrote in 2009 that because the world allowed Anne Frank to die in the hands of the Nazis in 1945, it means that the world must now allow Israel to attack Palestinians without any opposition or criticism.

Killing of Palestinian children, according to Finkelstein, is Israel’s right earned through the past killing of Jewish children by non-Palestinians. Palestinians are made to stand for Nazi concentration camp guards as the targets of Jewish retribution meted on them by Israel’s military.Danny-Finkelstein-new-pic-1024x683_New-1024x683

This is again a mainstream view and Lord Finkelstein is treated as a honoured member of the British establishment whose views on British policy on Israel and the Palestinians must be heard and taken into account.

In this non-humanizing Zionism Palestinians are simply made into unhuman punchbags on which Jews via Israel can take out their bad feelings and historical resentment by beating them again and again, and no right-thinking person should intervene in anyway – after all, to do so would be not to respect Jewish suffering to which it is a righteous answer, and no real human beings are hurt anyway.

The basic Zionist demand to the world is that Palestinians are not accepted as a real nation, not treated as real human beings, that it is taken as granted that they don’t really CmdiSHZWYAAy6qHsuffer. Those of the more Liberal Zionist inclination who accept Palestinians as a lesser kind of human beings (like some ‘progressive’ US politician would view the Native Americans around 1890) their suffering is still their own fault for not willingly giving up their homeland to Jews to which it really belongs to as their God-given patrimony and/or compensation for the Holocaust and other past atrocities.

The status of the victim is denied to the Palestinians, the continuation of the occupation is blamed on thosePM Netanyahu laying a wreath at the World Holocaust Forum at Yad Vashem living under it because in the rules that Zionism with the support of the ‘West’ has made up there can be only one victim and it must be Israel as the representative of the Jews and their entire historical experience.

To point out how this re-creates the past dehumanization of Jews and the ‘rationalizations’ behind the oppression they suffered is, of course, ‘anti-semitism’ – because the mirror must only tell who is the truest victim of them all and refuse to show 72 years of ethnic cleansing, human rights violations and 53 years of occupation.

 

ISRAELI OCCUPATION KILLING OF THREE TEENAGERS ON THE BORDER OF BESIEGED GAZA RAISES QUESTIONS

Israel’s occupation forces killed three teenagers on the evening of Tuesday January 21st in the border between ethnically cleansed Palestine 1948 and the besieged Gaza Strip.

EO3biwYWAAAJ78jThe victims Mohammed Hani Abu Mandel, Salem Zuweid al-Naami and Mahmoud Khaled Saed were according to different reports all either 16-, 17- or 18-years-old and residents of the al-Maghazi refugee camp in central part of the tiny coastal enclave. According to officials in Gaza they did not have known connections to any armed resistance groups.

Israeli occupation claimed that the boys would have crossed the border fence east of the al-Maghazi refugee camp and entered 400 meters into ethnically cleansed Palestine 1948, where they would have – according to the most elaborate version – hidden in a thicket and thrown explosives towards either Israeli occupation forces jeep or a military post without causing casualties or damage, after which they would have been shot dead.EO3B3gjWAAEE1l9

According to some Palestinian sources, the boys could have crossed the border to seek work in ethnically cleansed Palestine 1948. People doing this are regularly captured at the border by Israeli occupation and those that have made it through are arrested often enough in the surviving non-Jewish communities in the Negev to make the suggestion plausible.

Israeli occupation released both the identity of the victims and a very low quality, pixelated infrared video which it claims to show the boys throwing the explosives before they were killed. There is no possibility to identify any persons on it and interpreting itself is hard because of its low quality and this can result in people interpreting what they see in it based on what they want it to represent: Either ‘terrorist attack’ or the events leading to the ‘execution’ of unarmed youths.

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Via @palsawa

The video shows three human figures on the distance lying in a some kind of shallow hollow on the ground. Twice one of them stands up, making himself an easy target, and throws something which, depending on your interpretation, is either an item which is then shot at or appears to explode very close before them.

No jeep or a military outpost appears on the video and it doesn’t show the persons being shot. Assuming that the video was recorded from the supposed military outpost, the supposed explosives could not have traveled even a tenth of the distance to it. Alternative claim is that the boys were forced to throw their clothes away.  What appears

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Via @palsawa

to be shots to the left of their position followed by the central figure standing up to throw something (which then is shot at or explodes) without being shot at while standing up could support this interpretation.

Israeli occupation forces refused to give any more information to International Committee of the Red Cross when it asked for and have refused to hand over the bodies it claims it holds, leading some in the boys’ families to doubt that they are dead.

There is no apparent good reason to doubt that the boys are dead – although there is a recent precedent – but the video spread by Israeli occupation raises questions even if we accept that it shows (as we believe it does) the actual events before the boys were killed by Israeli occupation soldiers. Not showing the shooting especially raises doubts that the events followed exactly the Israeli occupation narrative.

mohammed_abu_mandel_gaza_mee_aseel_kabarityIsraeli occupation is not leaving out the killing of persons from these kind of videos to spare the victims’ families or the wider audience of its videos. It shows enough to support its own version of events to an extent – and in this case even that is in doubt – but not showing the killings themselves leaves the suspicion that the persons could have been arrested alive and that killing them was not necessary – or that they were actually captured alive and executed.

SOURCES:

Families in disbelief after Israeli army kills three Gaza teens

Israeli Forces Kill Three Palestinian Teenagers in Gaza

Israeli Soldiers Kill Three Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli forces murder 3 Palestinian youths with cold blood in Gaza

Three Gazans reportedly killed by Israeli gunfire in border area

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DEMONSTRATOR WOUNDED BY ISRAELI OCCUPATION DIES IN BESIEGED GAZA

EOq9cOoXsAAbVxkA young man has died of injuries he suffered when he was wounded by Israel’s occupation forces while taking part in a demonstration in the besieged Gaza Strip.

30-year-old Amer Manar al-Hajar, from the Saftawi area in the northern part of besieged Gaza, died of his wounds on the evening of Sunday January 19th.

Press sources report that he would have been shot and wounded in the very first Great Return March demonstration on March 30th 2018, but this is possibly wrong.

EOqz-ucWsAIyLXYA social media post by a person calling himself a relative says that he died of his wounds suffered on “14/5”. The post includes a photograph of him not seen elsewhere.

This would have to mean the Nakba Day demonstration on May 14th 2018, which ended in a massacre committed by the Israeli occupation forces, with over 70 people now dead as a result. The Nakba Day demonstration in 2019 was on May 15th and closest Great Return March demonstrations in 2018 were on May 11th and 18th and in 2019 on May 10th and May 17th.

FEATURED PHOTO via @aHmEd_mohma

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استشهاد شاب متأثرا بإصابته برصاص الاحتلال شرق قطاع غزة

استشهاد الشاب عامر الحجار متأثراً بجراح أصيب بها في مسيرات كسر الحصار

استشهاد شاب متأثرا بإصابته برصاص الاحتلال شرق قطاع غزة

FARMER KILLED, ANOTHER WOUNDED IN EXPLOSIONS IN THE BESIEGED GAZA STRIP

One farmer was killed and another one suffered critical injuries in two different explosions in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip on Saturday January 18th.

36-year-old Mahdi Eid Ayyad Ayarmilat was critically wounded and later succumbed to his injuries. The identity of the second person has not been revealed.0248db6d1df640ccdf523fc8a10a8be2 (1)

Although few sources speak of a single incident, most report two different explosions of ‘suspicious objects’ in a 300-meter radius from the ruins of the Gaza international airport, which is situated east of Rafah, very close to borders with Egypt and ethnically cleansed Palestine 1948.

The airport was destroyed by Israeli occupation in 2002, just four years after it was opened, and it’s ruins have afterwards been regularly bombed by Israel’s occupation forces.

Ayarmilat is said to have been doing agricultural work on his lands just beside the ruins, while the second explosion would have taken place a few hundred meters away.

So far the only explanation put forward (but not confirmed) is that likely the explosions would have resulted from Israeli occupation ordinance that could have lain shallowly buried, perhaps for an extensive period of time. Heavy rains and flooding in recent weeks could have uncovered them.

SOURCES:

Palestinian farmer killed in explosion of Israeli leftover bomb

Rafah explosion kills one Palestinian, injures another

محدث استشهاد مزارع بـ”انفجار عرضي”جنوب القطاع

استشهاد مواطن واصابة اخر بجراح خطيرة شرق رفح

استشهاد مواطن وإصابة آخر بانفجارين شرقي رفح

محدث: استشهاد مزارع وإصابة آخر جراء انفجارين في أراضٍ زراعية شرق رفح

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IMAGES OF POLITICAL PRISONER REVEAL MARKS OF TORTURE BY ISRAELI OCCUPATION

New images show the effect of torture by Israeli occupation on political prisoner Muhammad Walid EOgLju7WoAAMHBNHanatsheh(b. 1969), who has been imprisoned by Israeli occupation since October 3rd 2019.

EOf9Jo8WsAIDbFLHanatsheh’s wife didn’t at first recognize him after seeing him at the Ofer prison on occupied West Bank after he had went through three periods of interrogation and torture, the first one alone lasting 12 days with up to 23 hours of interrogation each day. “I feel like I died three times” was his comment to his wife after she finally recognized him based on his voice.

During those interrogations he was beaten until he fell unconscious, with his lawyer saying that five different methods of torture was used on him.

EMfsmxiX0AAqFawHanatsheh, a veteran activist imprisoned for years without trial on several occasions since 2002, was arrested as part of the second wave of mass arrests of members of left-wing Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine following a bomb explosion targeting illegal Israeli settlers on the occupied West Bank on August 23rd 2019.

Israeli Eitan Shnerb had taken his two children, 19-year-old son Dvir and 17-year-old daughter Rina, hiking in an area on which Palestinians have been denied access. A bomb exploded on the path to a spring near the village of Ras Karkar and the illegal Israeli colony of Dolev, and the daughter suffered fatal injuries while the son suffered serious and the father light injuries.

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Hanatsheh home after Israeli occupation raid on Oct 3rd.

On September 25th Israeli occupation arrested Samer Mina Salim Arbeed(44), Qassem Abdul-Karim Shibli(25), Yazan Hussein Mijmas(25) and Nizam Sami Awlad Mohammad(21), with Hanatsheh taken from his home in the Attira neighbourhood of the city of Ramallah on October 3rd.

The arrest of his daughter Mays, a student in the Birzeit University, was announced on October 11th. She was reported freed on October 14th.

Samer Arbeed, who Israeli occupation claims would have been ‘leader of a cell’ behind the bomb, ended up in hospital in critical condition after days of torture by Israeli occupation, staying in intensive care for 45 days, but the fate of the other people has been given far less EOf8UpZXsAAz6yQattention. Hopefully these images showing the extent of torture on Hanatsheh will help to change that.

Up to 50 people have been arrested by Israeli occupation, which (as usually) considers the suspects guilty – and seems to see the incident in August as a convenient excuse to EN1nOsuWkAAqG6eenact a mass incarceration of PFLP members.

The homes of two prisoners, Hanatsheh and Yazan Mghamas (perhaps same as Yazan Mijmas above) have already been scheduled to be destroyed as a collective punishment by Israel’s regime, with their families handed out demolition notices on January 9th, although show trials that will end up in pre-determined convictions have not yet even started.

SOURCES:

ILLEGAL ISRAELI SETTLER KILLED IN EXPLOSION IN THE OCCUPIED WEST BANK

Israel Alleges Arresting Palestinians Involved In Killing An Israeli Teen

Israel Notifies 3 Prisoner’s Families of Order to Demolish Homes

ISRAEL’S USE OF HUMAN SHIELDS TO PROTECT THE OCCUPATION COSTS THE LIFE OF A TEENAGE GIRL

Palestinian Prisoner Continues to Suffer Torture in Israeli Prison

TORTURE BY THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION: ‘REVENGE’ AND ‘MAKING AN EXAMPLE’

بالصور الأسير حناتشة يتعرض للتعذيب الوحشي في سجون الاحتلال

بالصور: شاهد وحشية الاحتلال في تعذيب الأسير “حناتشة”

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ZAHRAN’S HUNGER-STRIKE ENDS IN VICTORY AFTER 114 DAYS

Ahmed Zahran won his second hunger-strike within a year on Monday January 13th when he made a deal with the Israeli occupation which should see him freed on February 25th.

The father of four children from the village of Deir Abu Mishaal near Ramallah fought 114 days to gain his freedom, sustaining himself with water, salt and vitamins. During his imprisonment fellow political prisoner Jamil Ankoush(47), captive since 2003, was on solidarity hunger-strike for 16 days and Muhammad Abu Ghazi(19) for at least nine days.368 (1)

Zahran has spent 15 of his 42 years on Earth in Israeli occupation prisons as a result of his anti-occupation activism as a member of the left-wing Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine(PFLP).

Zahran was imprisoned without charge or trial by Israeli occupation military court in March 2019. After a hunger-strike that lasted for 39 days, Israeli occupation in July agreed to set a date for his release, but reneged on the deal.

As a result Zahran started a new hunger-strike on September 22nd, during which he lost over 35 kilograms from his weight. In the later part of his hunger-strike he was being moved between the notorious Ramle prison clinic and the civilian Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot in ethnically cleansed Palestine 1948.

As late as January 7th Israeli occupation military court refused to release him, claiming that he should first end his hunger-strike before it would consider his case.

This led to Zahran releasing via his family this declaration on January 11th:

“I will not submit to the occupier. I will not remain silent in the face of crimes. I will raise my voice loudly. If it is muted, I will speak with my eyes and with my heart. If I confront it with my empty stomach and my slim bod, this is a cry of my conscience to the conscience of all of the people in the world who love freedom. I know that I, my four children, my wife, my close and extended family are not alone. By our side are all of the freedom-loving people of the world, and therefore, this struggle will continue until victory.”

Two days later he won his hunger-strike. Now it remains to be seen if Israeli occupation authorities are going to respect the deal – and how long will Zahran be free even if it does, as Israeli occupation has a tendency to re-arrest victorious hunger-strikers.

SOURCES:

Ahmad Zahran enters 112th day of hunger strike: Freedom now!

Palestinian Detainee Ends Long Hunger Strike After Agreement With Israel

Victory for Ahmad Zahran! Hunger strike ends after 114 days of struggle

الأسير أحمد زهران يواصل إضرابه لليوم 111 على التوالي

249 DAYS AFTER KILLING HIM, ISRAELI OCCUPATION RETURNS THE BODY OF A FATHER OF THREE

On Friday September 27th the Israeli occupation returned the body of Mohammed Fawzi Adawi(1982-2019) after holding to it for 249 days. EFfF9giW4AEc_Da

Mohammed Adawi was shot dead on the evening of Monday January 21st at the Zaatara checkpoint in Huwara, near the city of Nablus on the occupied West Bank. dxdcaoswkae0ygj

Israeli occupation made a claim that Adawi would have ‘run towards’ and ‘tried to stab a soldier’. As usual, no Israeli occupation soldiers were injured. He himself was allegedly led to bleed to death.

His funeral took place in the Balata refugee camp in Nablus on Saturday.

Mohammed Adawi’s wife gave birth to their third child, named after him, in late June. wmh-mFx1

SOURCES:

ISRAELI OCCUPATION KILLS MAN AT ZAATARA CHECKPOINT

Israel returns body of Palestinian father killed in January

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