Archive for May, 2012

Nafha Prisoners Refuse Relatives Because Of Strip Searches

Nafha Prisoners Refuse To Receive Relatives Because Of Strip Searches

30/05/2012


RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Palestinian prisoners in Nafha jail refused on Wednesday to receive their visitors after they were subjected to humiliating strip searches, especially women, human rights sources said.

They said that the prisoners, specifically those from Jerusalem and 1948 occupied land, refused to receive their relatives after they were subjected to humiliating acts at the pretext of security. Read more »

Hamas: Renewal Of Detention Violation of Agreement

Hamas: Renewal Of Administrative Detention Flagrant Violation Of Agreement

30/05/2012

GAZA, (PIC)– Hamas has condemned the Israeli occupation authority’s renewal of administrative detention of Palestinian prisoners as flagrant violation of the agreement with those prisoners.

The movement said in a statement on Wednesday that the recent renewal of administrative detention against eight prisoners including an MP would not dissuade the prisoners from their struggle to win their humanitarian rights. Read more »

Shabak Chief: Attacks On Gaza Would Be Maintained

Shabak Chief: Attacks On Gaza Would Be Maintained

30/05/2012

NAZARETH, (PIC)– Chief of the general Israeli intelligence, the Shabak, Yoram Cohen has affirmed the importance of maintaining attacks on the Gaza Strip.

He told the parliamentary security and foreign affairs committee on Wednesday that such attacks would serve Israel’s security. Read more »

Hammad Sends Condolences To His Qatari Counterpart

Hammad Sends Condolences To His Qatari Counterpart

30/5/2012

Minister of Interior and National Security Mr. Fathi Hammad gave his sincere condolences and sympathy to his Excellency the Minister of State for Interior Affairs Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, because of the martyrs of Flagio complex fire that killed 19 people, including 2 martyrs of the civil defense crews.

Hammad appreciated the role of civil defense crews who have done their national duty, also he offered his condolences to the families of martyrs, hoping that God inspires them patience and fortitude.

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Women police meet delegation from Women’s Movement

Women police meet delegation from Women’s Movement

30/5/2012

Gaza-Interior Ministry

The Public Administration of Women Police has received a delegation from the women’s movement in the Gaza Strip.

The delegation was received by Director General of Women’s Police Col. Nariman Odwan along with a number of officers and women members of the police from the provinces of Gaza and the north. Read more »

Farwana: 215 Children Detained In Israeli Prisons

Farwana: 215 Children Detained In Israeli Prisons

30/5/2012

More than 75,000 Palestinians, including nearly 9,000 children and more than 900 women have been arrested by IOF since the Aqsa Intifada on 28 September 2000, revealed Abdul-Nasser Farwana, a researcher in prisoners’ affairs.

There are 215 children and 5 women, as captive Lena Jerboni who has been detained for more than ten years, are still detained in the occupation jails out of other 4,600 Palestinian prisoners. This number is changing constantly due to the ongoing daily arrests, Farwana said. Read more »

PCHR Condemns the Renewing of Administrative Detention Order

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights

Press Release

Ref: 59/2012
Date: 30 May 2012
Time: 11:30 GMT

PCHR Condemns the Renewing of Administrative Detention Orders for 8 Palestinians, Including a PLC Member

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the renewing of administrative detention order for 8 Palestinians, including Mohammed Maher Bader, a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) from the Change and Reform Bloc, by the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF). PCHR calls upon the international community to put pressure on the IOF to put an end to the policy of administrative detention, as it violates the basic right to a fair trial.

IOF made this decision two weeks after an agreement was reached between the Palestinian prisoners in the Israeli jails and the Israeli prison service. Based on this agreement, Palestinians in the Israeli jails ended their open-ended hunger strike on 14 May 2012, in exchange for meeting many of their demands. Read more »

Occupied Lives: Paralyzed in the Gaza Strip

Occupied Lives: Paralyzed in the Gaza Strip

 

Safaa in the PCHR Library, where the narrative was given.

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights

30 May 2012

Safaa Al-Hasanat’s Identity (ID) card request was submitted in 1997, as part of the last wave of applications accepted by Israel prior to 2000; since that date, and disregarding its obligations as an Occupying Power, Israel has refused to process applications for unregistered Palestinians. After Israel took over the Gaza Strip as an Occupying Power, hundreds of thousands of Gazans who left the Gaza Strip were not registered, preventing them from returning to Gaza and obtaining the ID card to which they are entitled. However, despite being part of the formal application process, Safaa -like many other Palestinians – has still not received an ID card, a reality which has a profound impact on her quality of life.  Read more »

One Citizen Shot Dead By IOF east of Deir Al-Balah

Press Release – Gaza Interior Ministry

One Citizen Shot Dead By IOF east of Deir Al-Balah 30/5/2012 Gaza- Ministry of Interior Read more »

The Hunger Strike continues…

The Hunger Strike continues…

By Talgha Bendie
Akram Alrikhawi, 39 from the Gaza Strip has been detained by Israel since the 7th of June 2004. Alrikhawi has been on hunger strike for 49 days now and his health is slowly deteriorating. He is currently serving time in Ramla prison hospital in Israel. The bad treatment of Alrikhawi and thousands of other detainees being held in Israeli jails have forced Akram Alrikhawi and Mahmoud Al-Sarsak to continue their hunger strikes until Israel complies with the list of demands for better treatment of detainees inside Israeli prisons.

Mahmoud Al-Sarsak, 25, is a professional football player from the Rafah refugee camp in the Gaza Strip. Mahmoud has been on huger strike for 73 days, and is now on the brink of death. He was arrested three years ago at the Erez checkpoint while on his way to join the Palestine National Football team for a match in Balata refugee camp located in the Occupied West Bank. After being arrested, Mahmoud was transferred to Ashkelon prison where he was interrogated for 30 days. On the 23rd of August 2009 under “Israel’s “Unlawful Combatants Law” Mahmoud was given a detention order which provides even fewer legal protections than administrative detention, which allows Israel to hold Palestinians from Gaza for indefinite periods without charge or trial. Read more »

‘Rendered’ in a coffin: The Untold Story of Dirar Abu Sisi

Article – Center for Political Development Studies – CPDS

Dirar Abu Sisi, still being held in solitary confinement in an Israeli jail, was born in 1969 in Jordan. He is the Deputy Engineer for the Gaza Strip ‘s sole power plant , which produces 25% of Gaza’s total electricity needs. In February 2011, he … Read more »

Daglas: Settlers Have Formed Special Armed Groups

Article – Palestinian Information Center

NABLUS,(PIC)– The official of West Bank settlements file, Ghassan Daglas, revealed that settlers have formed special armed groups to carry out organized attacks against the Palestinian civilians in the villages and towns throughout the West Bank. Read more »

When Exiled Communities Act

Opinion – Oraib Rantawi – Al-Shabaka

Al-Shabaka Commentary Al-Shabaka materials may be circulated with due attribution to Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network .) Read more »

Hunger Strikers Sarsak, Rikhawi In Critical Condition

Hunger Strikers Sarsak, Rikhawi In Critical Condition

29/05/2012

RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Detainees Mahmoud Sarsak and Akram Al-Rikhawi are in a very serious condition after 76 and 49 days of hunger strike respectively.

The Palestinian prisoner’s association said in a press release on Tuesday that Sarsak’s condition was critical as he is now held in isolation in Ramle prison hospital with severe pain and fainting every now and then. It said that results of medical tests were very bad. Read more »

Zionist Plans To Control The Mount Of Olives In Jerusalem

Zionist Plans To Control The Mount Of Olives In Jerusalem

29/05/2012

NAZARETH, (PIC)– Twenty MPs have introduced a bill in the Knesset designed to control the Mount of Olives through legal guardianship of the cemetery on the mountain where the occupation authorities recently planted a large number of fake Jewish graves aiming to Judaize it.

The MPs have launched the so-called Mount of Olives Authority Bill which aims to make the mount the first historical Jewish cemetery in the world, claiming that nobody currently oversees the cemetery of the mountain. Read more »

Medical Services Carries Out Evacuation Exercise

Medical Services Carries Out Evacuation Exercise For Ambulance Officers Institute

29/5/2012

Gaza-Interior Ministry

The Institute of Ambulance Officers and Drivers in the medical services carried out training in transport and evacuation in the 23rd session of training which has continued for several months at the headquarters of the Directorate General of Training of the Ministry of Interior and National Security.

Capt. Jamal Abu Selmya, the Director of training in the Ambulance Officers and Drivers Institute records that “This training came as a conclusion to the theoretical and practical training for ambulance and emergency studied by members, of which transportation and evacuation is a part.” Read more »

Haniyeh Blesses The Update Of The Electoral Register In Gaza

Haniyeh Blesses The Update Of The Electoral Register In Gaza

29/05/2012

GAZA, (PIC)– Gaza’s government agreed on Monday, during the meeting held between PM Ismail Haniyeh and the Central Elections Committee, to allow the Committee to start working immediately to prepare for a vote in the Gaza Strip.

Hamas Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed Awad said, at a news conference after the meeting, that Haniyeh “gave instructions to facilitate the work of the CEC,” and that there will be constant coordination between Gaza’s government and the West Bank commission. Read more »

Liberating Prisoners Is More Important Than Elections

Attoun And Halaiqa: Liberating Prisoners Is More Important Than Elections

29/5/2012

The two Palestinian Legislative Council’s deputies for the cities of Jerusalem and Al-Khalil, Ahmed Attoun and Samira Halaiqa called on those meeting in Cairo on Monday to end political detention and summonses in the occupied West Bank which ran contrary to the spirit of reconciliation.

MP Ahmed Attoun said that the reconciliation is a necessity and a national interest for maintaining the unity of the Palestinian people, in the face of the Zionist plans to Judaize Palestine, to obliterate its identity and to desecrate its holy sites as well as the occupation’s ethnic cleansing policies against the Palestinian people. Read more »

Interior Ministry Welcomes Election Commission work in Gaza

Interior Ministry Welcomes Election Commission work in Gaza Strip

29/5/2012

Gaza-Interior Ministry

Ministry of Interior and National Security welcomed the practical work of Central Election Commission in the Gaza Strip.

The Ministry advised that the Ministry has met with the P.M Mr.Ismail Haniyeh, who welcomed the work and gave orders regarding the Committee’s work in the Gaza Strip. Read more »

Ashqar Warns Of Escalation In Administrative Detention

Ashqar Warns Of Escalation In Administrative Detention

28/05/2012

GAZA, (PIC)– The Israeli military prosecution’s claim that it has no knowledge of an agreement with Palestinian prisoners to end the arbitrary policy of administrative detention was opening the door wide open for escalation in this policy.

Riyadh Al-Ashqar, a specialist in prisoners’ affairs, said in a statement on Monday that the agreement between the prisoners and the Israeli prison service stipulated among other things that there would be no extension of administrative detention without clear-cut legal justifications. Read more »

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