Al-Hassan: A Child Conceived With Smuggled Sperm Embraces His Father Outside The Occupation’s Prison

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The sun of freedom has risen for 33-years old Tamer Al-Zaanin. He wore his military uniform and strapped his weapon near the Beit Hanoun crossing. The first thing he looked for was his son Al-Hassan. Al-Hassan was raised while his father was imprisoned for 12 years. He was conceived with sperm smuggled from the prisons of the “Israeli” occupation. He grew up only knowing his father from pictures. Today he is meeting him in person.

Great joy, pleasure, hugs and nostalgia dominated the first meeting between the former detainee Tamer Al-Zaanin and his eldest son al-Hassan, who was born five years ago.

“I cannot describe what is going on in my chest. I’m very happy. I spent years, hours, minutes, dreaming of this meeting as I embrace my eldest son al-Hassan, Al-Hamdullilah [thank God],” says al-Zaanin. “Sperm smuggling is a challenge to the Zionist enemy, who believes that by arresting us, they can end our lives and deprive us of paternity.”

Al-Zaanin was the first prisoner from the Gaza Strip to smuggle his semen out of a detention facility.

“We will continue our resistance and our jihad in all ways and fight with all the tools available. The occupation will not deprive us of bearing children, whether we are inside or outside the prisons,” he said.

Happiness overwhelmed the family of the former detainee after Tamer’s release. The scene of jubilation included Takbir, ululating, a display of decorations and scattering flower petals rejoicing his return and the reunion after a long separation.

Hana, the freed detainee’s wife, says, “when my husband was arrested in 2006, we were only married for two months. I was patient and bore the bitterness and difficulties until the idea of sperm smuggling came up. Thank God, we were blessed with al-Hassan.”

“My joy today with Tamer’s release is indescribable. It is as beautiful as my joy when my child Hassan was born,” she adds.

“I am so happy and overjoyed with my son’s return following a long absence.” Tamer’s mother says. “This is the family’s second joy after the birth of al-Hassan.”

Al-Zaanin’s mother hoped that the families of other prisoners who are waiting for children from smuggled sperm be overjoyed the way her family was. She also expressed her hope that the tragedy of the prisoners and their suffering end with their release.

Semen smuggling by Palestinian prisoners from “Israeli” jails to the outside world is one of the recent battles the detainee is fighting against his Zionist jailer. It started in 2012 in Gaza and the West Bank.

The head of the media department in the Mohjat al-Quds institution Yasser Saleh says, “after the arrest of the Palestinian prisoners, the Zionist occupation ends their lives and kills them mentally and physically by issuing unjust sentences, which may last for decades.”

“Palestinian prisoners spend their youth in “Israeli” prisons. They do not enjoy their lives. Sperm smuggling supports their steadfastness. It also strengthens the hopes of their families and wives,” he explains.  “Smuggled sperm poses a form of qualitative and creative confrontation in the face of the occupation.”

Statistics from the Prisoners of Palestine Center for Studies found that 23 prisoners have experienced childbearing through sperm smuggling since early 2015. In 2016, 28 successfully had 38 children. The number rose to 44 detainees who had 56 children in 2017. This year, 61 children were delivered using in-vitro fertilization.

Source: Al-Ahed, Occupied Palestine

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israel (apartheid state) is Afraid of Khalida Jarrar because She Shatters Its False Democratic Image

Israel is Afraid of Khalida Jarrar because She Shatters Its False Democratic Image

Israel renewed administrative detention of Khalida Jarrar. (Photo: via MEMO)

By Ramzy Baroud

When Israeli troops stormed the house of Palestinian parliamentarian and lawyer Khalida Jarrar on April 2, 2015, she was engrossed in her research. For months, she had been leading a Palestinian effort to take Israel to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Her research on that very evening was related directly to the kind of behavior that allows a group of soldiers to handcuff a respected Palestinian intellectual, throw her in jail with no trial and have no accountability for their action.

Jarrar was released in June 2016 after spending more than a year in jail, only to be arrested once more, on 2 July last year. She remains in an Israeli prison to this day. On 28 October, her “administrative detention” was renewed for the fourth time.

There are thousands of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, most of them held outside the militarily-occupied Palestinian territories, in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention. Nearly 500 of these Palestinians are held with neither charge nor trial and detained for six-month periods that are renewed, sometimes indefinitely, by Israeli military courts with no legal justification whatsoever. Jarrar is one of those “administrative detainees”.

The parliamentarian is not pleading with her jailers for her freedom. Instead, she is keeping herself busy, educating her fellow prisoners about international law, offering classes and issuing statements to the outside world that reflect not only her refined intellect but also her resolve and strength of character.

Jarrar is relentless. Despite her failing health — she suffers from multiple ischemic infarctions and hypercholesterolemia, and was hospitalized due to severe bleeding resulting from epistaxis — her commitment to the cause of her people has not, in any way, weakened or faltered.

The 55-year-old lawyer has championed a political discourse that is largely missing amid the ongoing feud between the Palestinian Authority’s largest faction, Fatah, in the occupied West Bank, and Hamas in besieged Gaza. As a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) and an active member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), Jarrar has advocated the kind of politics that is not disconnected from the people and, especially, from the women who she strongly and uncompromisingly represents.

According to Jarrar, no Palestinian official should engage in any form of dialogue with Israel, because such engagement helps to legitimize a state that is founded on genocide and ethnic cleansing; a state that is currently carrying out various types of war crimes, the very crimes that Jarrar tried to expose before the ICC. As such, she rejects the so-called “peace process”, a futile exercise that has no intention or mechanism aimed at “implementing international resolutions related to the Palestinian cause and recognizing the fundamental rights of the Palestinians.”

It goes without saying that a woman with such an astute, strong position vehemently rejects the “security coordination” between the PA and Israel. She sees such action as a betrayal of the struggle and sacrifices of the Palestinian people.

While PA officials continue to enjoy the perks of “leadership”, desperately breathing life into a dead political discourse called the “peace process” and the “two-state solution”, Jarrar, a female Palestinian leader with genuine vision, subsists in HaSharon Prison. There, along with dozens of other Palestinian women, she experiences daily humiliation, denial of rights and various other Israeli tactics intended to break her spirit.

Jarrar, though, is as experienced in resisting Israel as she is in her knowledge of law and human rights. In August 2014, as Israel was carrying out one of its most heinous acts of genocide in Gaza — killing and wounding thousands in its so-called “Operation Protective Edge” military offensive — Jarrar received an unwelcome visit by Israeli soldiers.

Fully aware of her work and credibility as a Palestinian lawyer with an international outreach — she is the Palestine representative in the Council of Europe — the Israeli government unleashed their campaign of harassment, which ended in her imprisonment. The soldiers delivered a military edict ordering her to leave her home in Al-Bireh, near Ramallah, and go to Jericho.

The Israelis failed to silence her, so she was arrested in April the following year. Thus began an episode of suffering, as well as resistance, which is yet to end.

When the Israeli army came for Jarrar, its soldiers surrounded her home in great numbers, as if the well-spoken Palestinian activist was Israel’s greatest security threat. The scene was surreal and revealed what Israel’s real fear is: Palestinians, like Khalida Jarrar, who are able to communicate an articulate message that exposes Israel and its crimes to the rest of the world.

Indeed, the whole set-up was reminiscent of the opening sentence of Franz Kafka’s novel, The Trial: “Somebody must have made a false accusation against Joseph K., for he was arrested one morning without having done anything wrong.”

Administrative detention in Israel is the recreation of that Kafkaesque scene over and over again. Joseph K. is Khalida Jarrar and thousands of other Palestinians who are paying a high price merely for calling for the legitimate rights and freedom of their people.

Under international pressure, Israel was forced to put Jarrar on trial, levying against her twelve charges that included visiting a released prisoner and participating in a book fair. Her other arrest and the four renewals of her detention is a testament not just to Israel’s lack of any real evidence against her, but also to its moral bankruptcy.

Why is Israel afraid of Khalida Jarrar? The truth is that Jarrar, like many other Palestinian women, represents the antidote to the fabricated narrative which promotes Israel relentlessly as an oasis of freedom, democracy, and human rights, juxtaposed with a Palestinian society that purportedly represents the opposite of what Israel stands for.

As a lawyer, human rights activist, prominent politician, and advocate for women, Jarrar and her eloquence, courage and deep understanding of her rights and the rights of her people, demolish this Israeli house of lies. She is the quintessential feminist; her feminism, however, is not mere identity politics, a surface ideology, evoking empty rights meant to strike a chord with western audiences. Instead, Khalida Jarrar fights for Palestinian women, their freedom and their right to receive a proper education, to seek work opportunities and to better their lives, while facing tremendous obstacles like Israel’s military occupation, prison, and social pressures.

In Arabic, Khalida means “immortal”. It is a most fitting designation for a true fighter who represents the legacy of generations of strong Palestinian women whose “sumoud” — steadfastness — shall always inspire an entire nation.

– Ramzy Baroud is a journalist, author and editor of Palestine Chronicle. His forthcoming book is ‘The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story’ (Pluto Press, London). Baroud has a Ph.D. in Palestine Studies from the University of Exeter and is a Non-Resident Scholar at Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies, University of California Santa Barbara. His website is www.ramzybaroud.net.

عهد التميمي النجمة و«الكارثة»..

يوليو 30, 2018

روزانا رمّال

لن تكون قصة أسر «عهد التميمي» من قبل الاحتلال الإسرائيلي وإطلاق سراحها قصة عادية من قصص أسر الفلسطينيات مستقبلاً لكل ما تحمله من استثنائية كادت تطيح بصورة الكيان المرتبك أمام المجتمع الدولي. فكم هي المرات النادرة التي احرجت فيها «إسرائيل» أمام العالم لهمجيتها.

ليست صور الدماء غالباً وحدها ما يحفظ في ذاكرة الرأي العام العالمي. وليس الدم وحده قادراً على تحريك المنظمات الدولية والانسانية وتغيير قواعد اللعبة. وعهد التميمي ونضالها بالعيون والشفاه والصوت والروح والقلب دليل، لكن الظلام الذي يحيط بالإسرائيليين حيال أطفال فلسطين كان وحده أكثر مَن أوقع تل ابيب بخطر تصدُّع صورتها امام كل من تعاطف معها من عواصم العالم. وهو الأمر الذي التفتت اليه صحف «إسرائيل» وكبار خبرائها لحظة أسرها، فكانت ان سجلت الكاميرات الصفعة الكبيرة على وجه الجندي الإسرائيلي التي كانت بالواقع صفعة لـ»إسرائيل» بأكملها وانتشر المقطع بشكل كبير ومعه الغضب بين المتطرفين الإسرائيليين وقيادات كبيرة من الجيش الإسرائيلي، عقبتها مطالبات صارخة بمعاقبة الفتاة الشابة لما في ذلك من عامل ردع لشبان من جيلها كي لا يتكرّر هذا المشهد مجدداً، وهو مشهد إهانة الجيش الإسرائيلي.

كل شيء سار بعكس ما سعت إليه القيادات الإسرائيلية، خصوصاً أفيغدور ليبرمان وزير الدفاع المستنفر داخلياً أمام المستوطنين الذين ارتفعت حدة اشتباكاتهم المباشرة مع الفلسطينيين بشكل كبير كيف بالحال الأراضي المحتلة كانت تتحضر لنقل السفارة الأميركية اليها وتغلي على وقع تدنيس قوات الاحتلال أسبوعياً المسجد الأقصى وتهدد بالمزيد حتى وصول التلويح بصفقة القرن أوجه!

من ناحية عهد، فإن كل شيء سار بشكل لافت وحمل المتظاهرون المناصرون للقضية الفلسطينية في كل عواصم العالم صورها ونشرت حملات دعائية وطرقية تتغنى بجمالها وبشعرها الذهبي وعيونها الملوّنة حتى صارت نجمة عالمية، بحسب هارتس الإسرائيلية التي اعتبرت عهد التميمي «الكارثة» على الدعاية الإسرائيلية!

خرجت عهد من السجن مع والدتها بعد قضاء ثمانية أشهر في سجون الاحتلال الإسرائيلي الى المكان نفسه التي صفعت فيه جندياً اعتدى علىيها بالقرب من باحة منزلها في قرية النبي صالح في الضفة الغربية المحتلة… خرجت عهد وخرج معها وابل من العنفوان والكبرياء على الكيان الغاصب. فإن شيئاً لم يهدئ روعها وشيئاً من تلك القضبان لم يحني ظهرها ولا تزال تلك الجميلة تعد بالكثير. هذا فحوى كلام الفتاة التي سابقت عمر النضج وتفتّحت على مسؤولية تعليم الأطفال كيف يكونون أسياداً وأحراراً في ظل الاحتلال بالوقت الذي يتنافس فيه حكام الدول العربية على الذل والهوان ودفع الأموال العربية ووهب الثروات النفطية الى الولايات المتحدة الأميركية كرهائن حقيقيين وأسرى محكوم عليهم بالمؤبد!

وحدك عهد التميمي «حرة»..

تتحدث معاهد الدراسات الإسرائيلية منذ أسر عهد عن «صورة» «إسرائيل» المهتزة، وتشرح كيف تحوّلت الفتاة الصغيرة «ظاهرة» أحرجت «إسرائيل» في الوقت الذي لم تتمكن فيه منظمات دولية القيام بذلك وكيف تحولت مادة خبرية على رأس وسائل الإعلام حول العالم، ورمزاً للمقاومة والكفاح الذي تبذل «إسرائيل» جهداً للتخفيف من عناصر تأجيجه لدى الجيل الجديد ليتبين بحالة عهد أن شيئاً من هذا لم يكن ممكناً إنجازه إلا ان المستوطنين الذين يجدون فيها خصماً على صغرها اكتشفوا عن صراع حيوي ينتابهم عند كل طلوع فجر وغروب شمس. فلا شيء مستقر في الأراضي المحتلة وكل شيء مهتز في مكونات الكيان وأهله ما رفع منسوب الحركات اليهودية المتطرفة خلال السنوات الماضية أكثر من أي وقت مضى.

عهد التميمي فعلاً «كارثة» على الدعاية الإسرائيلية، حسب وصف الصحيفة الصهيونية لها. ففي الوقت الذي ضغطت فيها منظمات يهودية متطرفة لعدم إطلاق سراحها، وجدت القيادة الإسرائيلية أن الإمعان في الاسر يستجلب المزيد من الضغوط والتساؤلات التي تصعّب على «إسرائيل» مهمة التقدم أكثر باتجاه مقبولية تطمح اليها لدى الجوار وترويج دعاية السلام الممكن والمرجو منذ عقود مع طموح مضاعف اليوم بتمرير صفقة القرن او التأسيس لها من دون إزعاج. وهي الخطة «الانسيابية» التي يعمل عليها بهدوء تماماً كما مر ملف نقل السفارة الأميركية بصمت شعبي عربي واضح. أما من جهة صورة الكيان فإن المظلومية التي تدعيها «إسرائيل» غالباً من اجل استعطاف الدول الكبرى، خصوصاً تلك المؤيدة لتعزيز فرص تمكين الدولية اليهودية، اهتزت لحظة أسر الفتاة «القاصر» بما تعارض مع كل الأعراف الدولية، خصوصاً أن مسألة التصنيفات الدولية لجهة معاملة الأطفال وحماية حقوق الانسان، خصوصاً القاصرات، في المنطقة العربية تتكفل بنسج صورة كاملة عن الجهة المقصودة وبالبقاء على عهد سجينة تخسر «إسرائيل» ما تبقى من ماء وجه أمام المساندين والمؤيدين حقوقياً. كل هذا بسبب الجاذبية التي تمتّعت بها عهد والتي أدارت انظار العالم كله نحوها. فهي طفلة كاريزمية من الدرجة الأولى. وفي هذا العصر تشكل أحد عناصر الترويج اللافتة لوجه مشرق عن المقاومة بدون أي تأويلات أو شوائب.

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Ahed Tamimi vows permanent struggles against occupation, calls for supporting rest of prisoners at the Zionist jails

July 29, 2018

Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi held a press conference in her village Nabi Salehafter her release, calling for supporting the rest of the prisoners at the Zionist jails, stressing that Al-Quds is the eternal capital of Palestine.

Tamimi, who was released Sunday after an eight-month arrest for slapping two Israeli soldiers, stressed she would study law in order to lay the Zionist occupation forces responsible for all their crimes.

Source: Al-Manar Website

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’Israel’ Rejects Ahed Tamimi’s Request for Release, Murders Relative

06-06-2018 | 23:26

 
“Israel” Prison Service’ on Wednesday rejected a request by Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi, to cut a third of her sentence.
 
Ahed Tamimi
 
In its decision, “Israel” claimed a “lack of regret, the severity of the offenses and an assessment of the danger she poses.”


Ahed Tamimi, arrested since December 19, is well-known for targeting an “Israeli” officer and soldier, who were attacking her family and home.
Meanwhile, “Israeli” forces have shot and killed a 21-year-old Palestinian during a raid in a village near the West Bank city of Ramallah.

The incident took place in the village of Nabi Salih on Wednesday. Clashes erupted after “Israeli” troops stormed a number of houses there.

The Palestinian Health Ministry identified the victim as Izza Abdul-Hafiz al-Tamimi, adding that Zionist forces had directly fired three bullets at him.

Palestinian activist Bilal Tamimi told the official Wafa news agency that “Israeli” soldiers had prevented Palestinian medical teams from attending the youth.

Another Palestinian was also injured in the clashes.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team 

Over 400 Palestinian Prisoners to Go on Hunger Strike in Israeli Jails

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June 1, 2018

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Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners currently being held in Israeli jails and detention facilities are expected to launch a hunger strike next week in protest against their detention without charge or trial.

Head of the Palestinian Authority’s Committee for Prisoners’ Affairs, Issa Qaraqe, said in a statement that some 500 Palestinian inmates have been boycotting Israeli courts since February, and demanding an end to Israel’s policy of administrative detention – a controversial form of imprisonment that allows Israeli authorities to detain individuals indefinitely without charge, trial or access to counsel.

Qaraqe added that the detainees would be “escalating measures” in early June, and would be launching a widespread hunger strike.

The administrative detainees are calling upon people from all walks of the Palestinian nation to support their action, the Palestinian official said.

Qaraqe further noted that he expects Israeli authorities to “exercise unprecedented repression and isolate the inmates” during the strike.

More than 7,000 Palestinians are reportedly held at Israeli jails. Hundreds of the inmates have apparently been incarcerated under the practice of administrative detention, a policy under which Palestinian inmates are kept in Israeli detention facilities without trial or charge.

Some Palestinian prisoners have been held in administrative detention for up to eleven years.

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