End of Occupation » No 1068

Israeli drawings on detention and torture of Palestinian children

Parents against child detention, an israeli organization linked to the israeli committee against torture, has just launched a series of drawings on facebook to illustrate what Palestinian children are going through and to try to raise awareness of Israeli public opinion to these atrocities.

The testimonies are numerous and the complaints systematically dismissed by Israel.

Examples:

A soldier tied my feet up and handcuffed my hands behind my back. The handcuffs were tight and painful and my hands swelled up,” said W., a minor from Hebron, who was suspected of throwing stones.

R., 15, from Duha, was arrested at 3.30am in bed on suspicion of throwing stones. “I woke up to the strong glow of a flashlight on my face. I opened my eyes and there were 10 soldiers in the room,” he said. After their commander told him he was under arrest, he was taken to the police station. “Along the way, they cursed at me and called my sister a ‘bitch’. A soldier hit me on the elbow with the butt of his rifle and it was very painful. ” (more…)

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End of Occupation » No 1067

Damn Them All

Gideon Levy

Haaretz July 15, 2021

Damn them all. Damn Rafael Gana, the deputy head of the Israel Prison Service, who wrote to the interior minister: “Your request does not meet the prerequisites for consideration.” Damn Katy Perry, the head of the Israel Prison Service, who approved the decision. Damn Public Security Minister Omer Bar Lev, the heartless coward, who didn’t lift a finger to change this evil decision. And above all, damn the Shin Bet, which probably stands behind the decision, as it stands behind far more than we know.

Damn all those who are partner to this sadistic decision not to release Khalida Jarrar from prison to attend her daughter’s funeral. Damn this new government, which presumed to herald a change, and none of whose ministers acted to oppose the evil institutions that decided to leave Jarrar in prison. Not even ministers Merav Michaeli and Tamar Zandberg, who presumably have far more in common with the secular feminist freedom fighter Jarrar than with their colleague Ayelet Shaked. (more…)

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End of Occupation » No 1066

 Occupied Palestinian Territory: Israeli settlements should be classified as war crimes, says UN expert

GENEVA (9 July 2021) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967, Michael Lynk, today called on the international community to designate the creation of Israeli settlements as a war crime under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

Lynk said the Israeli settlements violate the absolute prohibition against the transfer by an occupying power of parts of its civilian population into an occupied territory. The international community designated this practice as a war crime when it adopted the Rome Statute in 1998. (more…)

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End of Occupation » No 1065

Mobilization continues against the Palestinian Authority after the assassination of an opponent

The assassination of Nazir Banat by the Palestinian Authority sparked massive mobilizations to demand the resignation of Mahmoud Abbas.  A few weeks after a major popular movement against Israeli colonization, the PA  faces a new generation of Palestinians determined to fight against an authority subject to the colonial state of Israel.

Tuesday, July 6th .

Since the beginning of the resistance in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem against the eviction of Arab families from the neighborhood, the Palestinian movement has faced fierce repression from the State of Israel and replacement of Netanyahu by the far right Naftali Benett. (more…)

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