IPNOT QUOTE OF THE DAY for October 13th: TEACHING AT THE FRONT-LINES IN SYRIA

Recognizing the invaluable contribution and expertise of educators worldwide, UNRWA celebrated World Teachers’ Day by honouring the steadfast commitment of its teachers delivering education to Palestine refugee students across Syria. Every day, approximately 2,000 teachers must overcome difficult if not dangerous working conditions as they welcome over 45,000 UNRWA students in their classrooms.

On the front line, the recent shelling of the UNRWA Salameh Girls Preparatory School in Khan Eshieh camp causing injuries to one student and two teachers reveals the risks educators face when teaching. Beyond the front line, teachers are challenged by difficult working conditions. With infrastructure reduced by 60 per cent and about 70 per cent of students still enrolled compared to pre-conflict levels, many classrooms have become overcrowded. As of the first half of 2016, 90 per cent of UNRWA schools were running on double shift, while another 5 per cent were on triple shift.

TEACHERS AT THE CORE OF UNRWA WORK IN SYRIA

Photo shows damaged UNRWA school in Qabr Essit, Rif Damascus.

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IPNOT PICTURE OF THE DAY October 13th: RETURN OF THE CAPTIVE

Fayez Misk was received in occupied West Bank’s southern city of Hebron on Thursday October 13th after he was released from 12 years of imprisonment by the occupier Israel.

Born in 1967, he is a father of six children and was first arrested by Israeli occupation in 1988. After several more arrests he was sentenced in 2004 in occupation’s military court for possession of weapons, planning attacks against the occupation and firing at the occupiers without causing injury.

His brothers Nidal and Iyad Misk were killed in by the Israeli occupation, the former in 1989 and the latter in 1992.

We haven’t been able to confirm if he’s the same Fayez Misk who took part in a long hunger-strike in 2014, but we assume so.

PHOTO: @qudsn

في الذكرى العاشرة لاعتقاله الأسير فايز مسك .. عمرٌ في السجون ولن تنكسر الإرادة يوماً !
http://www.asrapal.net/index.php?action=detail&id=7030

CHILD KILLED IN BESIEGED GAZA BY ISRAEL’S CROSS-BORDER GUNFIRE

Abdullah Nasser Atwa Abu Mdeif, aged 10 or 13 based on different reports (former seems more likely based on photographs) was hit by a bullet in his back on evening of Wednesday October 12th in besieged Gaza and died of his wounds in hospital.

The incident happened in Khan Younis’ al-Qarara while Abdullah Mdeif was sleeping in a shack near the ruins of his family home destroyed by Israel’s occupation forces in its attack on Gaza Strip in 2014.

Palestinian sources claim that Israeli occupation forces at Kissufim military outpost were randomly shooting over the border from a tower and one of the bullets hit Mdeif.

Israeli occupation denies this, coming up with a perhaps too elaborate a story compared to what the occupation logically could know, claiming that Mdeif was hit by a bullet fired during the celebration of a wedding, when people would have been firing up in the air.

We have often noticed that Israeli occupation has this tendency to spin ‘too good’ excuses. The occupation could certainly observe celebratory gunfire, but it could hardly know the reason for it – and being so close to the border, it’s likely that the occupation would ‘answer’ even to a gunfire it would deduct to be celebratory.

This, and the regularity of Israeli occupation firing over the border (on most days of the week) make the Palestinian sources more likely to be reliable. So we believe that Israel’s occupation forces killed the child Abdullah Mdeif.

Earlier during Wednesday Israel’s occupation forces were reported of being firing towards farmers also in the area of Khan Younis.

Abdullah’s last name is also written in English as Medhyef and Methyef.

SOURCES:

Child killed by Israeli gunfire southeast of Gaza
https://english.palinfo.com/…/Child-killed-by-Israeli-gunfi…

Child Killed By Israeli Military Fire In Gaza, Army Denies Involvement
http://imemc.org/…/child-killed-by-israeli-military-fire-i…/

Gaza: Israeli fire kills child sleeping in his home over the rubble
http://english.pnn.ps/…/gaza-israeli-fire-kills-child-slee…/

Palestinian child killed by bullet in Gaza, Israel denies responsibility
http://maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=773540

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IPNOT PICTURE OF THE DAY from October 12th 2016: Outside the family home of killed Ali Shiokhi(20)

Crowds have gathered outside the family home of Ali Shiokhi(20), who was killed last evening by Israel’s occupation forces in East Jerusalem’s Silwan.

Posters commemorating the victim were being handed out to the people.

The killing of the former political prisoner, who bled to death when medics were unable to move him through Israeli occupation’s siege ring, has further increased tensions in Silwan where illegal Israeli settlers have been taking over Palestinian homes for years.

PHOTO: شهاب @ShehabAgency

YOUTH BLEEDS TO DEATH AFTER SHOT BY ISRAELI OCCUPATION IN SILWAN

20 y/o former political prisoner Ali Atef Shiokhi was shot in his pelvis by Israel’s occupation forces in East Jerusalem’s Silwan on the evening of Tuesday October 11th.

Israeli occupation forces had invaded Silwan and were clashing with local youths when Shiokhi, who was released ten months ago after being imprisoned for fifteen months by the occupation, was shot.

The wound might not have been fatal if he could have been taken to a hospital quickly, but he bled to death as Israeli occupation were besieging the area and medics were unable to transfer him.

Ali Shiokhi was buried just two hours after his death. His last name is also written as Shyoukhi .

Three other youths were also wounded, one of them shot in the eye with a rubber-coated steel bullet.

We can be certain that the death of Ali Shiokhi won’t get the kind of publicity the events on last Sunday got from ‘Western’ media because two of the three killed were Israelis.

In the ‘Western’ media Palestinian lives have the weight of feathers compared to the granite blocks of Israeli Jewish lives.

SOURCES:

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Young Palestinian Man In Silwan
http://imemc.org/…/israeli-soldiers-kills-a-young-palestin…/

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IPNOT QUOTE OF THE DAY October 11th: COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT IN OCCUPIED EAST JERUSALEM

We need to take responsibility here. And I’m going to set an example. I removed all construction plans in eastern Jerusalem from the agenda [of the planning and building committee]. I cancelled all the plans. They say stick and carrot, but there are no more carrots, only sticks.

Israel’s Deputy Mayor for (dis)’united’ Jerusalem Meir Turgeman.

Collective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation or of terrorism are prohibited.

Article 33 of the Fourth Convention from 1949 Geneva Conventions.

SOURCE:

Deputy Jerusalem Mayor: No more construction for Arabs
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/218863