Israeli forces detain teenage Palestinian in Burin amid tensions | Maan News Agency

Israeli forces detain teenage Palestinian in Burin amid tensions | Maan News Agency.

NABLUS (Ma’an) — Israeli forces stormed the northern West Bank village of Burin south of Nablus before dawn on Sunday and detained a Palestinian teenager.

Local sources told Ma’an that clashes broke between local youths and Israeli troops who raided the village and detained 18-year-old Yasar Bashar Qadus.

No injuries were reported.

An Israeli spokeswoman confirmed the arrest, adding that the youth was arrested for “involvement in illegal activity.”

Burin has been a site of tensions recently after Israeli forces fired tear gas canisters into an elementary school after reports that a student had thrown rocks at a vehicle belonging to an Israeli settler on a nearby road.

The village is a frequent site of settler violence and Palestinian clashes with Israeli forces as it is located beside the notoriously violent Israeli settlements of Yitzhar and Bracha.

Settlers frequently attack a number of local villages and prevent farmers from reaching their lands, according to UNOCHA, in addition to attacks on local olive trees themselves.

As a result, local youths sometimes respond by targeting vehicles belonging to settlers on the area’s main roads.

Settler violence against Palestinians and their property in the occupied West Bank is systematic and ignored by Israeli authorities, who rarely intervene in the violent attacks or prosecute the perpetrators.

In 2013, there were 399 incidents of settler violence against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

NABLUS (Ma’an) — Israeli forces stormed the northern West Bank village of Burin south of Nablus before dawn on Sunday and detained a Palestinian teenager.

Local sources told Ma’an that clashes broke between local youths and Israeli troops who raided the village and detained 18-year-old Yasar Bashar Qadus.

No injuries were reported.

An Israeli spokeswoman confirmed the arrest, adding that the youth was arrested for “involvement in illegal activity.”

Burin has been a site of tensions recently after Israeli forces fired tear gas canisters into an elementary school after reports that a student had thrown rocks at a vehicle belonging to an Israeli settler on a nearby road.

The village is a frequent site of settler violence and Palestinian clashes with Israeli forces as it is located beside the notoriously violent Israeli settlements of Yitzhar and Bracha.

Settlers frequently attack a number of local villages and prevent farmers from reaching their lands, according to UNOCHA, in addition to attacks on local olive trees themselves.

As a result, local youths sometimes respond by targeting vehicles belonging to settlers on the area’s main roads.

Settler violence against Palestinians and their property in the occupied West Bank is systematic and ignored by Israeli authorities, who rarely intervene in the violent attacks or prosecute the perpetrators.

In 2013, there were 399 incidents of settler violence against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

NABLUS (Ma’an) — Israeli forces stormed the northern West Bank village of Burin south of Nablus before dawn on Sunday and detained a Palestinian teenager.

Local sources told Ma’an that clashes broke between local youths and Israeli troops who raided the village and detained 18-year-old Yasar Bashar Qadus.

No injuries were reported.

An Israeli spokeswoman confirmed the arrest, adding that the youth was arrested for “involvement in illegal activity.”

Burin has been a site of tensions recently after Israeli forces fired tear gas canisters into an elementary school after reports that a student had thrown rocks at a vehicle belonging to an Israeli settler on a nearby road.

The village is a frequent site of settler violence and Palestinian clashes with Israeli forces as it is located beside the notoriously violent Israeli settlements of Yitzhar and Bracha.

Settlers frequently attack a number of local villages and prevent farmers from reaching their lands, according to UNOCHA, in addition to attacks on local olive trees themselves.

As a result, local youths sometimes respond by targeting vehicles belonging to settlers on the area’s main roads.

Settler violence against Palestinians and their property in the occupied West Bank is systematic and ignored by Israeli authorities, who rarely intervene in the violent attacks or prosecute the perpetrators.

In 2013, there were 399 incidents of settler violence against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

 

New mural in Ireland celebrating Palestinian resistance » Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

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Members of éirígí, an Irish republican socialist party, created this mural in Ireland, saluting the Palestinian people and their resistance. Carrying the slogan, “Resistance is Not Terrorism,” the mural features a historic ima
ge of Palestinian resistance icon – and present-day PFLP Political Bureau member – Leila Khaled, the Palestinian flag, and the logos of éirígí and the PFLP.

Salutes to éirígí and the people of Ireland, strugglers against colonialism, who have stood beside the people of Palestine in the liberation struggle.

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FREE Suhaib Zahida Facebook Palestinian Activist

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Suhaib Zahida

HEBRON– An Israeli court on Friday extended the detention of a Palestinian activist who was detained for political activities on Facebook for a week, a Ma’an reporter said on Saturday.

An Israeli court in Petah Tikva extended the detention of Suhaib Zahida, 31, until Sept. 4, after he was arrested on Thursday for creating a page on Facebook called “the Intifada of Hebron” in addition to leading a campaign for the boycott of Israeli products.

Zahida had previously participated in several nonviolent campaigns opposing the Israeli occupation and was an active member of groups working to oppose the recruitment of Palestinian citizens of Israel to the Israeli military.

Palestinians inside Israel have been previously detained for short periods of time and questioned regarding their political activities on Facebook, but such arrests rarely occur in the West Bank.

In October, Israeli authorities arrested Palestinian citizen of Israel Razi al-Nabulsi…

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The whole world is watching Gaza, but in the Westbank thousands of people are being imprisoned during operating Protective Edge

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Palestinian detainees in Operation Protective Edge.

PPS: Israeli Authorities Arrested 597 Palestinians during August

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The Israeli authorities arrested 597 Palestinians from the West Bank governorates, including Jerusalem, since the start of August, said Saturday Palestine Prisoners Society (PPC).

In a press release, PPS said that the arrest operations were concentrated in Jerusalem and Hebron as 190 Palestinians and 102 others were arrested from Jerusalem and Hebron respectively in the cruelest arrest operations launched since mid June.

PPC said that 74 Palestinians were arrested from Ramallah and Al-Bireh, 63 from Jenin, 54 from Bethlehem, 45 from Nablus, 23 from Tulkarem, 22 from Salfit, 11 from Qalqilya, 7 from Jericho and 6 from Tubas.

PPC pointed out that among the prisoners were two girls; they were arrested from Jerusalem and Ramallah. Following Israel’s arrest of over 2,000 Palestinians in mid June, the total number of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails…

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Teen held in Israeli prison given 5-hour release for graduation exam | Maan News Agency

Teen held in Israeli prison given 5-hour release for graduation exam | Maan News Agency.

23-08-2014 – RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — A 17-year-old Palestinian boy being held in Israeli prison will be allowed a five-hour leave in order to take an exam that will allow him to get his high school diploma, a prisoner rights group said Friday.

Mufid al-Haj, a lawyer from the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society, told Ma’an that the group had managed to obtain permission from a Jerusalem court for Fathi Najada, 17, to not miss the exam which would allow him to graduate.

Mufid al-Haj said that this was the first time such an allowance had been made for a Palestinian teenager being held in Israeli prison.

Fathi will be released for five and a half hours on Aug. 23 on a 500-shekel ($140) bail as well as another third-party bail for 5,000 shekels ($1,400).

Fathi was detained in June by Israeli forces, one of hundreds of Palestinian children being held in Israeli prisons.

In June 2014, it was estimated that 202 children were being held in Israeli prisons, a number that has probably increased as Israeli forces arrested more than 1,500 in a wide-reaching arrest campaign across the West Bank and East Jerusalem over summer.

More than 6,500 Palestinians are currently being held in Israeli prisons, including more than 400 indefinitely without charge or trial.

Israeli Soldiers Used Palestinians as Human Shields 1,200 Times

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Israel Has Frequently Used Palestinians as Human Shields

israeli-soldiers-using-palestinian-child-as-human-shieldIsraelis frequently accuse Palestinians of using human shields.

That claim ishighly questionable.

However, in 2005, the Israeli high court found that Israeli soldiers had used Palestinian civilians as human shields 1,200 times in the past 5 years.  As Ynetreportedat the time:

Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz on Tuesday demanded that the High Court review a ruling it issued last Thursday in which it declared that the ‘human shield’ procedure employed by the IDF when detaining Palestinian terror suspects is illegal and violates international law.

Sources at the Ministry of Defense said that Mofaz’ comments are not an attempt to subvert the Court’s decision, adding that the defense minister intends to use democratic means to revoke the ruling.

According to defense officials, the Israel Defense Forces made use of the ‘human shield’ procedure on 1,200 occasions over the last five years

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