GAZA CHILD DIES AFTER REFUSING TO BECOME INFORMANT FOR ISRAEL IN EXCHANGE OF TREATMENT

According to al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, Israel denied 17-year-old Ahmad Hassan Shubeir from the besieged Gaza Strip life-saving treatment (to be paid for by Palestinian Authority) for congenital heart defect because he and his mother refused to become collaborators.
 
Ahmad Shubeir had several scheduled appointments in Israeli hospitals since last September, but Israel denied him permission to leave the Gaza Strip each time because of his refusal.
 
He previously had been treated both in Israel and the occupied West Bank, last time in February 2016, when his mother had been pressured to become a collaborator. She refused and they were in the allowed to cross from Gaza, but in last autumn Israel began to target Ahmad himself according to his father.
 
He was called to an interview alone with Israeli intelligence on the border on October 10th 2016 where he was forced to strip, his medication was thrown away and he was beaten. An Israeli intelligence officer then told him:
 
“We know that the health situation is very difficult, and are ready for your treatment. We will bring you to the finest doctors.” In exchange the intelligence officer wanted him to give information of his family, friends and neighbours.
 
Ahmad told that he was sick and could not do what was asked of him. The Israeli officer ‘commended of his intelligence’ and told him that ‘it would be for the best’. Ahmad told him back that they couldn’t bargain on his treatment because it was not paid by Israel, but Palestinian Authority and that he ‘would rather die than agree to your request’.
 
The Israeli individual intelligence officer had then said to Ahmad: “Go back to Gaza and let her doctors treat you. “
 
Ahmad was refused the permission to leave Gaza for treatment in September, October and November. He would have had another appointment in Israeli hospital on January 30th, but he died on January 14th after his condition had continued to decline.
 
His condition has previously remained stable with regular treatment.
 
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IPNOT QUOTE OF THE DAY January 19th 2017: No Sympathy Allowed

“I would also run over a police officer if I were being removed from my home in order to make room for a town built for those more powerful than me,” she wrote…
 
Elmaleh, a prominent Tel Aviv-based DJ who hosts a weekly music program featuring popular Mizrahi and Arabic music, published her status alongside a famous photo of Shimon Yehoshua, a Mizrahi resident of the south Tel Aviv neighborhood Kfar Shalem, which was taken immediately after he was shot and killed by police at a protest against government evictions in 1982. Yehoshua’s home, like that of Abu Qi’an, was at imminent risk of demolition.
 

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IMAGEN IPNOT DE HOY 20.01.2017 – PROTESTAS CONTRA NUEVOS PLANES DE TRUMP PARA PALESTINA / IPNOT PICTURE OF THE DAY January 20th 2017: Protest Against Trump’s Plans For Palestine

Cientos de Palestinos salen a las calles de la Ciudad de Nablus para protestar en contra de los planes del presidente estadounidense Trump de mover la embajada de los EUA en Israel a Jerusalén.
 
Hundreds of Palestinian people took part in a protest today in Nablus City against Donald Trump’s plan to move the U.S. embassy at Israel to Jerusalem. #Nablus.

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IMAGEN IPNOT DE HOY 19.01.2017 – CONTINÚAN LAS DEMOLICIONES EN LA PALESTINA OCUPADA / IPNOT PUCTURE OF THE DAY January 19th 2017: Israel Continues Demolitions In Occupied Palestine

11 estructuras comerciales Palestinas fueron destruidas por las fuerzas de la ocupación Israelí en Qalandiya, cerca de Jerusalén, Palestina.

Vía OccPal-Gaza‏ @OccPalGaza

11 Palestinian commercial structures were demolished by Israeli occupation forces in Qalandiya, near occupied East Jerusalem overnight on Thursday January 19th.

Vía OccPal-Gaza‏ @OccPalGaza

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IPNOT QUOTE OF THE DAY January 17th 2017: WITH BARE HANDS AGAINST BRUTALITY AND VIOLENCE

Knesset member Ayman Odeh… wrote in a statement on his Facebook page saying that “a crime was committed in Umm al-Hiran as hundreds of police members violently raided the village firing tear-gas bombs, stun grenades, and rubber-coated steel bullets. Villagers, women, men, and children stood with their bare hands against the brutality and violence of the police.”
 
 
PHOTO: Ayman Odeh, leader of Joint List of mostly Arab but also left-wing parties in Knesset, in hospital after wounded in Umm al-Hiran on Wednesday January 17th.

IMAGEN IPNOT DE HOY 18.01.2017 – DESTRUCCIÓN DE LA ALDEA UMM AL-HIRAN PARA LA CONSTRUCCIÓN DE UNA COLONIA ISRAELÍ / IPNOT PICTURE OF THE DAY January 18th 2017: Destruction Of The Town Of Umm al-Hiran by Israel

Dos muertos y un numero desconocido de heridos durante la expulsión de familias palestinas en Umm Hiram en el Negev.
 
Las familias son expulsadas para la construcción de una nueva colonia solo para judíos en el lugar. En la foto el diputado Eiman Uda herido de balas cubiertas con caucho.
 
Sobre la aldea Umm al-Hiran
 
Lleva el nombre del valle por el que pasa, Umm al-Hiran es el hogar de cerca de 500 residentes de la tribu de Abu al-Qian.
 
Tras la Nakba en 1948, la tribu se vio obligada a abandonar sus tierras ancestrales en una zona cercana a Rahat, la mayor ciudad beduina en el Negev.
 
Desde entonces, la tribu de Abu al-Qian ha sido desplazada en varias ocasiones hasta que posteriormente se establecieron en la ubicación actual y fundaron el pueblo de Umm al-Hiran.
 
En 1997, una fuerte tormenta destruyó todo el pueblo. El ministro israelí de Infraestructura visitó la zona y ordenó a los aldeanos construir nuevas casas de piedra para su protección. Estas casas, sin embargo, no se les concedieron los permisos de construcción.
 
A pesar de que la reubicación de Umm al-Hiran en la zona actual era una orden específica de las autoridades israelíes, ahora después de 60 años, los residentes del pueblo están una vez más en al borde del desarraigo.
 
En mayo de 2015, el Tribunal Supremo de Israel rechazó la apelación de los residentes de Umm al-Hiran contra la destrucción de su pueblo para la construcción de viviendas para un nuevo pueblo judío.
 
El Tribunal dio a conocer las resoluciones que la tierra pertenece al Estado y que los residentes de Umm al-Hiran no tienen derecho a vivir allí.
 
Los residentes de Umm al-Hiran ya han recibido órdenes de demolición y se les ordenó desplazarse a la localidad beduina de Hura, donde las condiciones de vida ya están sobrecargadas y la infraestructura subdesarrollada.
 
Umm al-Hiran se encuentra entre las 46 aldeas beduinas no reconocidas en el Negev por las autoridades israelíes. Esos pueblos no se ven en el mapa y, como tal, están privados de las necesidades básicas como el agua potable y electricidad.
 
Israel has marked the Negev Bedouin town of Umm al-Hiran for destruction, to be replaced by a town of Hiran where only Jews are allowed to live.
 
At 05:00 am local time Israel’s ‘security forces’ invaded Umm al-Hiran to ‘secure’ village for a convoy of bulldozers to destroy homes in there. They used violence, wounding at least 4 people and shot at the car of a local teacher Yacoub Musa Abu al-Qian, killing him; the car hit invading ‘security forces’ sergeant major Erez Levy(34), who also died.
 
Our picture of the day shows Ayman Odeh, leader of the Joint List of Arab and leftwing parties in Israel’s Knesset who was present with several other Arab MKs. Shot in head and back with sponge-bullets, Odeh has been charged with ‘incitement’ for his vocal criticism towards Israeli ‘security’ forces in the aftermath.

TWO DEAD AS ISRAEL MOVES TO DESTROY TOWN OF UMM AL-HIRAN

Israel’s plan to destroy the Bedouin town of Umm al-Hiran in the Negev area of Palestine 1948 has now led to at least two, possibly three deaths early this morning.
 
THE BACKGROUND: ETHNIC CLEANSING OF UMM AL-HIRAN
 
Israel wants to destroy the town of Umm al-Hiran, which has about 800 inhabitants, and to replace it with a town of Hiran where Jews can only live. Israel’s High Court has approved the plan. According to Israel, the town is ‘illegal’ because during its sixty-year existence Israel’s government has refused to recognize its existence.
 
The inhabitants, who were forcefully moved to the area in 1956 by Israel’s army after their first experience of ethnic cleansing, can’t be allowed to stay to live in the new town according to Israel’s government and High Court. No replacement housing will be build for them.
 
The land from which the people of Umm al-Hiran were driven out in 1956 was given to Kibbutz Shoval as agricultural land by Israel’s government.
 
BBC, that stalwart banner-bearer of Israel, lies directly in its report of today’s events, claiming that ‘a mainly Jewish town’ is to be built on site of Umm al-Hiran and repeating Israeli claims of ‘illegally built homes’.
 
Apparently the audiences of BBC must be ‘saved’ from facing the reality of what is going on: Ethnic Cleansing in an Apartheid State.
 
Reuters also takes this path, downgrading what is going on to
 
DAWN RAID LEADS TO DEATHS
 
Israeli forces started a raid at the town on 05:00 am with the intention of carrying out demolitions, but faced peaceful resistance from locals and peace activists who had gathered to support them.
 
Violence by Israeli forces ensued, with them using stun grenades, tear gas, sponge-tipped bullets and possibly also rubber-coated steel bullets, with the latter being denied by Israeli police.
 
Present were also Knesset members from the Joint List, with leader of the party alliance Ayman Odeh among those wounded; he was shot in head and back with sponge-tipped bullets. An Al-Jazeera cameraman was also among the wounded.
 
During this a car driven by 47 or 53-year-old mathematics teacher Yaqoub Moussa Abu al-Qian was shot at by Israeli forces, with the driver losing control and the car hitting 34-year-old police officer Erez Levy. Both died, Abu al-Qian from bullet wounds.
 
Israeli activist Kobi Snitz who was eye-witnesses, has been quoted by press that he saw Abu al-Qian’s white pickup truck first when it was about about 30 meters from Israeli forces. “They started shooting at the car in bursts from all directions,” and according to Snitz the car hit police officers only after the driver appeared to have been wounded and had lost control of it.
 
Another eye-witnesses says that Abu al-Qian had not been driving directly towards Israeli forces when the shooting began, instead, as reported by Reuters: “Suddenly the car started to go down the hill, without control, absolutely. The driver was obviously dead by the time that he lost control this way. That’s when he hit the cops.”
 
According to Yaqoub Abu al-Qian’s relative, who was wounded in his leg, the teacher was leaving for his job at the school in nearby town of Hura like each morning and had been driving normally when he was shot.
 
THE PROPAGANDA BEGINS
 
Israeli police quickly claimed that what happened was a ‘car ramming’ and have went to claim that Abu al-Qian was ‘a member of ISIS’, who was ‘involved in education and had a negative and dangerous influence’.
 
“A vehicle driven by a terrorist from the Islamic Movement intended to strike a number officers and carry out an attack”, “surged towards the forces intending to kill” became the official Israeli narrative to be repeated and amplified by the media.
 
This is a claim which even part of the ‘Western’ media so loyal to Israel has found necessary to lessen, as there’s so far no proof whatsoever, with the Associated Press writing describing the killed teacher ‘whom Israeli officials later identified as belonging to an Islamist group’ – without mentioning that the ‘Islamist group’ he was a member of is the legal southern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel.
 
We shall see whether Berlin, Paris, Rotterdam and so forth will have another round of Israeli flag waving.
 
DESTRUCTION HAPPENING NOW
 
Israel has been pouring more ‘security’ forces to Umm al-Hiran since the morning, and more bulldozers and has even sent jet-fighters to fly over the town to scare the populace.
 
Under heavy armed guard bulldozers had demolished at least two buildings in the town and were in the process of destroying a third. To which extent the community is to be destroyed today remains unclear.
 
From the ‘international community’, silence. From rights organizations like Amnesty International a pious wish that at some point in the future there should be ‘a serious’ probe of ‘claims of police brutality’.
 
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