Friday, November 29, 2013

Israel issues arrest warrant for 4 year-old

Israel issues arrest warrant for 4 year-old

Israel issues arrest warrant for 4 year-old
Friday, 29 November 2013 10:41

Mohammed as part of an arrest campaign against the children of Jerusalem.The Israeli occupation authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a four year-old Palestinian boy from Jerusalem, the Wadi Hilweh Information Centre has reported.

According to the Centre, the Israeli authorities raided the house of Zine al-Majid in old Jerusalem to arrest his four year-old son Mohammed as part of an arrest campaign against the children of Jerusalem.

"A large Israeli force raided our house at dawn on Thursday," said Mohammed's father. "They asked me the names of my children so I told them, whereupon the officer in charge told me that they have to arrest Mohammed." Even when he was told the boy's age, the officer was not convinced, said Abu Mohammed. "They told me to wake him up."

Once they had ascertained the boy's age, the arrest warrant was not actually served. "I told them that if they want to take him they would have to pack his milk and nappies!" said Abu Mohammed.

Nevertheless, the officer asked the boy a few questions about him and his friends because a child is accused of injuring an Israeli settler. He told the family that if it is discovered that he was the one who injured the settler, the 4 year-old would be taken to the police station to be questioned.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Israel detains Palestinian leftist without trial

International and Palestinian human rights organizations have repeatedly called on Israel to end its excessive use of administrative detention.

“Israel has used its system of administrative detention — intended as an exceptional measure against people posing an extreme and imminent danger to security — to trample on the human rights of detainees for decades,” Ann Harrison, deputy director of Amnesty International, said in a 2012 statement. “It is a relic that should be put out to pasture.”

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Protest outside BBC office for Alaa Hammad

Alaa Hammad is a Palestinian father of six young children - 3 boys and 3 girls. They have not seen their father for 7 years as he rots in an Israeli dungeon after being severely tortured. As his act of resistance in demanding his freedom from an illegal occupation prison he started a hunger strike. 17th November will be his 200th day on hunger strike. Yet the BBC, which describes its mission as one to "inform" and "educate" and the news as "providing trusted World and UK news..", has refused to cover his story.

The search engine Google has indexed nearly 20 million articles from the BBC website yet it returns no results from the BBC for Alaa Hammad. Alaa Hammad has never once been mentioned by the BBC - those 20 million articles.. empty of any reference to the Palestinian hunger striker who is nearing death after nearly seven months without food.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Jailed by Israel for his cartoons, Mohammad Saba’aneh speaks out

More than 300 persons came to the opening night of cartoonist Mohammad Saba’aneh’s Cell 28 exhibition at Ramallah’s Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center in the occupied West Bank on 6 November.

“I think it’s very important for Palestinian artists to talk about the Palestinian prisonersbecause it’s a very human issue,” Saba’aneh told The Electronic Intifada.

Originally from the village of Qabatiya near Jenin, 34-year-old Saba’aneh started drawing all the pictures on exhibition while he was in jail, completing them later.

He spent five months in prison after being arrested by Israeli occupation forces this past February. After two months of internment without charge, Israel charged him with drawing cartoons in a book they alleged had some association with Hamas.

The photographs on display deal solely with issues regarding Palestinian political prisoners. The themes include family visits, longing, loneliness, solitary confinement, prisoner transfers, education in prisons and healthcare in prisons.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Palestinian prisoner Hassan Al Torabi dies of blood cancer, due to Israeli deliberate medical negligence

UFree Network strongly condemned the Israeli occupation prison authorities of its medical negligence which resulted in the death of a Palestinian prisoner Hassan Al Torabi due to his illness with cancer, bringing the number of Palestinian prisoners died in Israeli jails to 205.

He was suffering from cancer but prior to his death, he said all he received from the prison authorities was paracetamol.

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