ICELAND – Jewish Community Survival Threatened As Iceland Set To Ban Jewish Circumcision

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Brit milah (circumcision) ceremony (illustration)

ARUTZ SHEVA – The leaders of the Jewish communities of four Nordic countries said that a bill proposing to ban nonmedical circumcision in Iceland “will guarantee” that no Jewish community is established there.

The presidents of the umbrella groups of Jewish communities in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland issued the unusual warning Tuesday in an open letter to all Icelandic lawmakers in reaction to the submission last month of a bill proposing to ban all nonmedical circumcision of boys younger than 18 in Iceland, a Scandinavian island nation of some 300,000 people with a few hundred Jews and Muslims.

Lawmakers from four parties with 46 percent of the seats in parliament, including the ruling party, co-authored the bill.

If passed, “Iceland would be the only country to ban one of the most central, if not the most central rite in the Jewish tradition in modern times,” wrote Aron Verständig, Dan Rosenberg-Asmussen, Ervin Kohn and Yaron Nadbornik in the letter.

Referencing the Nazi prohibition on brit milah, Jewish ritual circumcision, they noted: “It would not be the first time in the long tradition of the Jewish people. Throughout history, more than one oppressive regime has tried to suppress our people and eradicate Judaism by prohibiting our religious practices.”

Iceland, they added, does not have an organized Jewish community today.

“Banning Brit Milah will be an effective deterrent and will guarantee that no Jewish community will be established,” they wrote.

Iceland is slated this year to receive its first resident rabbi in decades.

The open letter might be perceived as meddling in Iceland’s internal affairs, the co-authors conceded.

“And why should we care? The reason is that you are about to attack Judaism in a way that concerns Jews all over the world,” they wrote.

The Nordic Jewish community leaders urged the Icelandic lawmakers to follow Norway’s 2015 legislation on nonmedical circumcision, which introduced regulation while ensuring the custom’s legality under certain terms

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The Banality of Good (part 1)

Clara S & Gilad Atzmon

The following is the first segment of fearless eight parts exchange between German Left voice Clara S and ex Israeli Jazz artist Gilad Atzmon. We spoke about  Israel, Palestine, the Holocaust, peace and delusion, Left and Right, the meaning of the past and the prospect of a future within the context of the current identitarian dystopia. 

Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding (Albert Einstein)

In cases of doubt – stay coherent! (Kurt Flasch, German philosopher and historian) 

 Growing up

German: https://opablog.net

Clara:   What does the Holocaust mean to you?

Gilad: This is pretty loaded question. The answer is undoubtedly a multilayered one.

Clara:   So let’s have a look at the layers and loads in this conversation. How did the Holocaust come into your life?

Gilad: I grew up in Israel, I was surrounded by people with tattooed forearms; some of them were members of my family.

Clara:   So the Holocaust was part of your reality from the day you were born?

Gilad: That is hard for me to say although it was clearly there. But I do not think that we, Israelis born in the 1960s, were that concerned about the Holocaust.  Both my parents were born in Palestine. On my father’s side, my great great grandfather was buried on Mount Olive.  My wife probably sees it differently. Both her parents lived in Europe during the war and suffered a lot.

Still the Israeli society in which I grew up looked down on Holocaust survivors. They were seen as weak diaspora characters, people who weren’t quick enough to respond to the Jewish Nationalist call and paid heavily.

Clara:  Are you really telling me that Israelis had no sympathy for the victims of the Holocaust!?

Gilad: I guess that here I happen to be the messenger.  Until the late 1960s there was an element of dismissal, repression and concealment of the Holocaust in Israel.  But there is more that helps to explain this. In Israel in the 1960s, the 70s and even the 80s I can not remember Holocaust survivors asking for sympathy or even empathy. It seemed to us as if most of them wanted to put the Holocaust behind them. To move on, to forget. I tend to believe, and I am not alone, that it was the so-called 2nd generation that politicised the Holocaust. It was the 2nd generation that made this chapter into a contemporary pillar of Israeli identity. The 2nd generation found it difficult or perhaps impossible to deal with their parents’ plight. In ‘The Wandering Who,’ I elaborated on this topic.  As you may know, many of Israeli thinkers have been concerned by this topic. I would recommend watching Yoav Shamir’s film, ‘Defamation’ in order to understand the subtlety of the Israeli debate.

Clara:   Now this is extremely interesting. Listen to this description of post-World-War-II Germans taken from the book ‘The inability to mourn’:

“Denial of the past has replaced work of mourning along the Freudian formula ‚remember, repeat, work through‘.  ‚The manic cleaning of the slate through the Wirtschaftswunder – Germany’s magical economic recovery –‚ has made it possible to regard Nazism ‚as an intermezzo of childhood disease‘ on Germany’s path to democracy (p.25). The result of this ‚autistic attitude‘ was a ‚conspicuously emotional rigidness‘ of the Germans. This emotional rigidness could be perceived everywhere in our society “(p.38)

In Western Germany, by the way, the first generation didn’t talk, the second generation was the angry one, the third generation (if not ‘right-wing revisionist’ or ‘antifa’) tries to understand. I don’t really know about the situation in Eastern Germany. 

Does that seem similar to your experience?

G:   I contend that this results from a systematic and institutional repression mechanism that verges on complete denial. I suppose that for the Germans the Holocaust chapter created cognitive dissonance that has never matured into a universal lesson. Maybe the time is ripe to look at the Holocaust as an integral part of your past and understand it within the context of an historical continuum. Such an approach may prevent the next global disaster.

Clara:   You might be right; what you are saying here provides a lot of food for thought. I think it is necessary to have a look at the reasons for the denial, both the wish to look only forward and the repression of the past. And of course, its place within German history.
But let us explore this one step at a time and have a look at the personal experience first. In my family we grew up with fathers who didn’t talk about the war and mothers who talked about the war as if it had been a fate that had come upon them: the husband killed, the waiting for the fiancé who was a prisoner of war in the Sowjetunion, the bombs, the hunger, the tearing apart of families, the sticking together as a family, the partition of Germany and the tearing apart of families again.  I learned very early that war is something terrible and this became a basic premise for me. Warmongers are wrong and it is essential to stand up against them. 

Gilad: I am pretty aware of that response to history and I am fully aware of German suffering. But what was the role of the Holocaust in all of that?

Clara:   It wasn’t really mentioned in my family. But when I was sixteen I saw the original films about concentration camps and industrially-organized murder and I was profoundly shocked. And this was not fiction! The Nazis had made these films themselves and had seemed to be proud of what they were doing.

I took part in a youth exchange in Israel, I saw the names and portraits of people who had been killed and I spoke to survivors. The word ‘ramp’ has never been a normal word for me again. A ramp is a place where people were selected to live or die by doctors whose duty was to preserve human lives! This was reality. And it would not go away if I looked into another direction.

So the Holocaust, too, became part of my moral compass, to prevent something like the Holocaust from happening again a kind of a mission in my life.

At some stage the Holocaust did become important in your life, when was that?

Gilad: Hard to say exactly. But it is clear that there was a shift in Israeli society in the 1970s. Some believe that it had something to do with the great victory in 1967. Others believe that it was actually the traumatic defeat in 73. And a few believe that it had something to do with Menachem Begin’s victory in 77. Begin was a right wing Polish Jew who was not a part of the ‘sabra’ narrative. Begin peppered his speeches with Holocaust anecdotes. In truth, the shift was probably occasioned by a combination of these factors.  I grew in the midst of that cultural shift in the treatment of the Holocaust.

Clara: What about guilt? Did you learn in Israel that Germans were cruel and guilty? My experience in Israel was that people didn’t blame me, personally. But the question of guilt was always in the room.

Gilad:  This is a fascinating topic. Zionism was and still is a nationalist, racist and expansionist  ideology. It didn’t just resemble Nazi ideology, it actually predated Nazism by almost three decades (the first Zionist Congress took place in Basel in 1897). Some political elements within the Israeli right were proto-fascist (Menachem Begin’s Herut Party for instance).  And it was actually the Israeli ‘Left’ that ethnically cleansed the Palestinians and prevented their return to their land through discriminatory race laws that were far too similar to the Nuremberg race Laws. The young Israeli Army pretty much copied the Blitzkrieg military doctrine, a military strategy that led to the 1967 miracle victory. So at least in its early days, the Israeli attitude to Germany and Nazism was somehow mixed.  No one loved Nazis but admiration for Germans and German culture was deeply embedded in some segments of the still young Israeli society. We are dealing with a love/hate relationship. We have, once again, stumbled upon a cognitive dissonance at the heart of Israeli/Zionist culture. I can try to explain this. For Israelis in the post Holocaust years, the Shoah was a shameful event. It made Diaspora Jews look hopeless. ‘Lambs to the slaughter’ is how they were described in Israel. Young Israelis preferred not to associate  themselves with that disastrous Jewish chapter. They regarded themselves as the healthy alternative. In my immediate family there was always a fascination with Germans and their culture. I even allow myself to think that my peers didn’t see Germans as enemies. Within my immediate circle the big war belonged to the past.

Clara:   That was also my experience with my Israeli peers during the youth exchange.

Gilad:  But it is also true that my right wing grandfather, a veteran terrorist who had settled in Palestine in 1936, deeply hated Germany, he vowed never to visit Germany or to own a German car. In short, the interaction among Israelis, Germans and the Holocaust is not as simple a topic as some want it to be. More interesting for me is to hear how the question of German guilt become part of your life, after all you were born almost a decade after the end of the war.

Clara: It was very early.   As a kid of eight I was in Tansania as a missionary’s daughter at an American boarding school. The year the Berlin Wall was built my American school-mates blamed me for being a Nazi and a communist at the same time. So yes, I learned that it was ‘the’ Germans who had been responsible, in the case of the Berlin wall in cahoots with the Russians.

Mercifully I didn’t bring my parents‘ and relatives‘ guilt into the picture until later. Then I found that this was a very wide field indeed, which could hurt a lot. There was the whole range from a grandfather awarded the title ‘acknowledged antifascist’ in the former GDR, family members being silently critical of what was going on over collaboration to enthusiastic support and even committing war crimes. There were quite a lot of secrets to discover for the 2nd generation.
But back to you. Obviously the Holocaust shaped your life a great deal. How was that?

Gilad: I can’t really say it did. As I mentioned before it wasn’t a pillar of my identity. But I guess that it was true that the Holocaust was there to deliver us as Israelis, a clear hawkish message–we were raised to fight to death and were traumatised by phantasmic future attempts in our lives ‘as a collective’ (Arabs, anti-Semites, USSR, PLO, Iran etc.) I guess that it was this deep sense of PRE-TSD that contributed to the incredible Israeli victory in 1967. In their minds, my father and his peers were preventing a Holocaust by means of a Jewish made blitzkrieg.

Clara:   PRE TSD?

Gilad: PRE TSD  (Pre Traumatic Stress Disorder) as opposed to POST TSD refers to the idea of one being traumatised by a future phantasmic event. I can provide many examples of PRE TSD manifestations that have shaped Jewish history and actually led to total disasters.

Clara:   But the danger was real. Israel was surrounded by hostile neighbours.

Gilad: You have to ask yourself, why is the ‘danger real’? Didn’t Zionism promise to civilize diaspora Jews by means of a ‘homecoming’, making them people like all other people, a collective of people bonded with the soil and living in peace and harmony with their neighbours? At some point we will have to ask ourselves, why did Zionism fail? Where did it go wrong?  Why didn’t Israel managed to love its neighbours and to be loved in return? I believe that the answers to these questions extend far beyond Israeli politics and Zionist ideology. We are digging once again into the so called ‘Jewish Question.’

In my teens it began to occur to me that we were living on someone else’s land. I realised that Israel was a State but Palestine was the land.  While in the army and especially at the time of the 1st Lebanon War (1982), it became clear to me that we, the Israelis were on the wrong side of history. As I mentioned in a few of my writings, when I visited Ansar, and witnessed Palestinians and Lebanese locked behind barbed wire, guarded by towers and machine guns, for the first time I understood that in this battle, I was the Nazi.

It was actually the internalisation of the meaning of the Holocaust that transformed me into a strong opponent of Israel and Jewish-ness. It was the Holocaust that made me a devoted supporter of Palestinian rights, resistance and the Palestinian right of return.

Clara:   So the Holocaust holds a universal message for you and you had to realize that it was not seen like that in Israel?

Gilad: Exactly. I knew that my days in Israel were numbered.

Clara: It was similar for me. During the Israel exchange even as a 17-year-old teenager I wondered about how my German „father generation“ could be full of admiration for the Israelis who had just won the 6-days war and how no Israeli complained about applause from the wrong side. The former victims and the former perpetrators joined into the celebration of the victory together. When I asked them about the fate of the Palestinians the answer was: „The Arabs want to throw us/them into the sea”.

I picked apples together with 200 young people in a Kibbutz. A great peace project. Some Arab youths from Nazareth made friends with us. I was invited to one of their homes. And strictly reprimanded by the Kibbutz people because „those Arabs are dangerous“.

So that is when I learned that you cannot always call a spade a spade. There seem to be good and bad spades. This made me critical of Israel’s politics, but of course also of the American war in Vietnam and the unconditional support Germany gave to our ‘big brother’. It made me take part in the big German peace movement in the 1980s and turned me into a staunch supporter of the German ‘Entspannungspolitik’, the policy of détente in Europe, which led to the fall of the wall in 1989.

And you weren’t content with being a Jazz musician in Britain. You also became a political activist. 

Gilad:    I am really not a political activist, I have never been part of any political organisation and, in general, I stay away from activists.  For one reason or another, activists always know the answers. They follow commandments, jargons, regimes of correctness. I am instead a philosopher, my task is to refine the questions. I am pretty good in opening the discourse, offering alternative perspectives. I have been subject to some intensive  defamation and smear campaigns, however, it is now clear beyond doubt that my work on identity politics in general and Jewish identity politics in particular was simply  ahead of its time. I may not sound modest, but I believe that even my bitterest detractors would  admit by now that this has been the case.

If they want to burn it, you want to read it …

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Being in Time – A Post Political Manifesto, 

Amazon.co.uk  ,  Amazon.com  and   here  (gilad.co.uk). 

Next:

2.    Blaming the Victim?

3.    Revising History

4.    Antisemitism, Racism and Cultural Identity

5.    Pretraumatic Stress Disorder (Pre TSD), Zionism and Empire

6.    Jewish Power and Identity Politics

7.    Global Tribes and National Hypes

8.    Finding the Way Home

“Free Ahed #Tamimi” posters and yard signs

 

“Free Ahed Tamimi” posters and yard signs

“Free Ahed Tamimi” posters and yard signs

 Posters and yard signs call for Israel to free 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi. Below are the facts about Ahed and other Palestinian prisoners, including a video about Ahed.

U.S. taxpayers give Israel $10 million per day, which gives Americans the need to become informed on this issue and to speak out when we disagree with how our money is being used.

At the end of the post you can order or download signs to display or carry in a demonstration or march.

The facts about Ahed:

Sixteen-year-old Ahed Tamimi and her mother have been in an Israeli prison since December 19th. A cousin, also charged, has been temporarily released on bail.

Their alleged crimes? Ahed and her cousin confronted Israeli occupation soldiers who had invaded their yard shortly after Israeli forces had shot another cousin, 15, in the face. The bullet lodged in the boy’s skull, and he underwent six hours of surgery in which part of his skull was removed. He was then placed in a medical coma for 7 hours. (He is slowly recovering; the prognosis for full recovery is not good.)

When two heavily armed Israeli soldiers invaded Ahed’s yard an hour later, the teenager and her 21-year-old-cousin Nour told the soldiers to leave. When the soldiers refused to leave the Tamimi property, Ahed, outraged at what they had done to her cousin, eventually slapped one. After Ahed’ mother came out and interceded, the incident ended.

When a video of the incident was posted, the Israeli public and some top officials were outraged at Ahed’s behavior (there was little concern that Israeli soldiers an hour earlier had shot a boy in the face).

As a result of this public outcry for vengeance, three days later the Israeli military – which had originally said there had been no need to arrest Ahed and the other –, raided the Tamimi home at 3 AM and took Ahed away in handcuffs. When Ahed’ mother, crying hysterically, attempted to hug Ahed, the soldiers threw her to the ground.

The following morning Israeli soldiers also abducted Nour from her bed. When Ahed’s mother went to the police station looking for her daughter, she was also imprisoned.

Ahed and her mother, who are being tried in an Israeli military court, face years in prison: 99.74 percent of Palestinian prisoners in these courts are convicted.

Amnesty calls for Ahed’s release

Amnesty international has launched a campaign calling for their release: “There is nothing Ahed Tamimi has done that can justify the continuing detention of a 16-year-old child. She is one of approximately 350 Palestinian children held in Israeli prisons and detention centres.”

Amnesty points out: “Israel is clearly, brazenly flouting its obligations under international law to protect children from overly harsh criminal punishment. It would be an unconscionable travesty of justice if Ahed Tamini’s act of defiance in the face of relentless oppression earns her a long prison sentence after a trial in a military court that does not ensure basic fair trial standards.”

Israel has also banned Ahed’s father, Bassem Tamimi – a former Amnesty International prisoner of conscience – from international travel. Ahed’s mother, Nariman, has a surgically placed metal plate in her leg from when an Israeli soldier shot her in the knee last year.

Palestinian prisoners

Amnesty reports: “The Israeli army prosecutes hundreds of Palestinian children in juvenile military courts every year, often after arresting them in night raids and systematically subjecting them to ill-treatment, including blindfolding, threats, harsh interrogations without the presence of their lawyers or families, solitary confinement and in some cases physical violence. There are currently some 350 Palestinian children in Israeli prisons and detention centres, according to local human rights organizations.

Israel has imprisoned approximately 40 percent of all Palestinian males at some point in their lives. They are physically abused in prison; some have been American citizens.

Israel is illegally occupying and confiscating Palestinian land, and the Tamimi family has been in the forefront of unarmed resistance against the theft of their land.

The Tamimi Family

Ahed’s village of Nabi Saleh contains about 600 villagers, many of whom have participated in weekly demonstrations beginning in 2010 through 2016. During this time Israeli forces injured about 350 villagers, 50 left permanently disabled. Two from the Tamimi family were killed. In 2017 the villagers suspended these weekly protests, since Israeli forces continued to attack them, and the world paid no attention.

In all, Israeli soldiers have killed  23 members of the Tamimi family. A few days after Ahed was imprisoned, Israeli forces shot and killed another Ahed cousin with a bullet to the neck.

A few weeks later they imprisoned another Tamimi woman (Manal)  and her son  (Muhammad). Manal was held for a week and described her treatment in an interview:

“When [the Israeli soldier] took me back to Ofer prison, and we were away from the media and the cameras, they began, and she began to beat me, and I had bleeding in the jaw and all the time in the prison I was very sick, and I was under extreme pain, and then they took me to interrogation where they kept me the whole night until 12:30 at night, outside, in [the] cold.”

Muhammad Tamimi is still in prison. As of Jan. 30 the charges against Muhammad were still unknown – his lawyer was told they’re in “a secret file.” – and he had been kept in solitary confinement for 19 days.

Ten days after Muhammad was taken, Israeli soldiers imprisoned his brother Osama, who is also subject to ongoing harsh interrogation.

On Jan. 13th Israel closed off the entire village of Nabi Saleh, calling it a “closed military zone.”

What is this all about?

It is extremely important to understand the history and context of this story. Israel was created through warfare in 1947-1949, expelling much of the indigenous population (the large majority of whom were Muslim and Christian) in order to make a preferentially Jewish state.

In 1967 Israel continued its dispossession of Palestinians through another war, as a result of which it (illegally) acquired still more land, began a ruthless military occupation, and increased its confiscation of Palestinian land.

Today, Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank are virtually imprisoned by Israel, which controls the borders and regularly prevents access to the outside world. Israel invades and even shells Palestinian areas regularly, abducts anyone whenever and however it wishes, and regularly mistreats Palestinian men, women, and children with impunity.

For throughly cited information on the history of this conflict and on the current situation, please go here.

Posters and Yard Signs

Posters can be downloaded or ordered now: suggested donation is $2 a piece. A rigid plastic, rainproof poster suitable for carrying in marches is also available: suggested donation is $5 a piece. (Details in link below)

Rigid plastic rainproof yard signs. Suggested donation is $7 a piece. (Details in link below)

Order or download them here


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What Happens When Jews are Placed in Charge of WW II Civilians

What Happens When Jews are Placed in Charge of WW II Civilians

Goon Squad — Jan 26, 2018

The world conquerorsIs this those ‘good Jews’ we keep hearing about in the MSM?
From the excellent book, “The World Conquerors,” written in 1958 by Louis Marschalko a Hungarian who escaped this madness and who World Jewry wanted to execute for being a war thought criminal.
Gosh, so many holocaust survivors to fill the ranks of these Jew butchers.
Actually, Europe did not fall under the Russians, British or Americans, but under Jewish occupation. Everything that had rightly or wrongly belonged to Europe for 2,000 years now disintegrated. The avengers continued doing (but more cruelly) the very things they had set down as crimes against Hitler. This was no occupation by the forces of American democracy or Bolshevism but by those of a victorious Jewish nationalism glowing with hatred. Ensconced in key positions among the occupying powers, they were able to punish everyone, whether innocent or guilty. In their eyes there was but one crime ~ to have opposed, or to be in a position to oppose ~ Jewish nationalism.
To be a Jew in Europe became a greater privilege than any enjoyed by even reigning princes of the Middle Ages. The railway stations were guarded by special Jewish police and an identity check of Jews could be carried out by Jewish police only. They received their food ration cards without queuing. For a while, immediately after the war, only Jews received travelling passes, thus securing for themselves free movement and the unrestricted monopoly of the black market. In the refugee camps they were the chief caterers for U.N.R.R.A. as well as the privileged beneficiaries of this relief. Thus, they snatched the best rations from Poles, Ukrainians and Czechs, their former fellow-prisoners in the concentration camps. At the same time, on the roads, military policemen overturned cans and spilled milk to deprive German children and hospital patients of their diet. In German cities, working-class families were turned out of their homes by the tens of thousands, thus rendering vacant the nicest workers’ settlements. The victims had to leave behind everything ~ furniture, kitchen equipment and cooking utensils, clothing and even linen, thus forcing the German people to recompense three times over in the form of Wiedergutmachung (reparations) the actual value of the goods confiscated from the Jews. Uniformed Zionist guards were posted at camp gates and, at first, for a while, even the Military Police of the victorious American Army could not enter Jewish camps. Victorious Jewish nationalism was granted (116) similar rights in the East, in Slovakia, in some parts of Rumania, in Hungary and Bohemia. They took possession of the flats and furniture of the Gentiles, occupied key positions in government offices and in editorial posts of the national press. Concurrently, former Jewish journalists returned to Germany and took complete charge of the newspapers of the occupied zones, and began to incite revenge upon the German nation on its own soil. ..
When Edvard Beneš, the great humanitarian, the “bel espirit” and master of freemasonry entered Prague on Sunday, May 13th, 1945, German citizens were burned alive in his honour in St. Wenceslas Square. (Document No. 15 concerning the expulsion of the Sudeten Germans.) Many Germans were hung up by their feet from the big (119) advertising posters in St. Wenceslas Square, then when the great humanitarian approached their petrol-soaked bodies were set on fire to form living torches.
Six hundred thousand Sudeten Germans were killed during the massacres in the earthly hell of the death camps of Czechoslovakia. The Sudeten German White Paper records these horrors with full details on more than 1,000 pages, horrors for which there is no precedent in the history of mankind. Armed Czech women and Jewesses continued hitting the womb of expectant mothers with truncheons until a miscarriage followed, and in one single camp ten German women died daily in this way. (Document No. 6.) In another camp, the inmates were forced to lick up the bespattered brains of their fellow-prisoners who had been beaten to death. German prisoners were forced to lick up infectious feces from the underwear of their fellow-prisoners suffering from dysentery. (Document No. 17.) The Czech and Jewish doctors refused all medical aid to German women raped by the Russians. Hundreds of thousands died by these means or sought salvation in suicide, as, for instance, in Brno (Brun), where on a single day 275 women committed suicide.
Naturally, the Western” humanitarian” press, the American radio network and the B.B.C. commentators took good care never to mention these facts, although they themselves were in the first place responsible for this campaign of revenge to which they instigated the members of their own nations. They were thus guilty of poisoning the soul of Christendom by the hatred they induced.
But Czechoslovakia was not the first state where horrors of this type occurred. Ana Rabinovich Pauker returned to Rumania as early as August, 1944, and under the orders of the Eastern Jews who arrived with her, massacres began there too.
According to authentic Bulgarian emigrant sources, 30,000 members of the professional classes were murdered in the trail of the invading Soviet armies by Bulgarian “proletarians”, led by those “ladines” whose forefathers had been expelled from Spain by Catholic Ferdinand. Similarly, in Belgrade and Southern Hungary the name of Moša Pijade is connected with bloody “purges” the victims of which were Serbian intelligentsia, prosperous German settlers and the most intelligent Hungarian peasantry. When, in October, 1944, the German and Hungarian armies left the territories of Yugoslavia (120) and Southern Hungary an unprecedented wave of mass-murders broke over the unprotected population. Thirty thousand Hungarians, mostly peasants and smallholders, died in this bloodshed, under the savage terror regime of Moša Pijade’s partisans. The Katyn Wood murders are a modest, amateurish effort in comparison with it. According to documentary proof in our hands, Hungarians, Germans and Croatians alike, died slow and horrible deaths wracked with agony. Besides the 30,000 Hungarians, nearly 200,000 Germans died in the death camps of the “liberators”, where powdered glass was mixed with the children’s food and where with the finesse of Chinese executioners those to perish in the biological class-warfare were dispatched, in order that their places as civic leaders and police officers could be taken by the revengeful representatives of Jehovah.

In this classic age of race murder, the case of Hungary is quite extraordinary. This unfortunate nation, even in its dismembered state after the 1920 Parish treaties, had provided 560,000 Jews with peaceful and safe homes. The Hungarian nation did not take vengeance on Jewry even after the first Communist dictatorship of Bela Kun in 1919-1920, despite the fact that Jews, almost exclusively, were the commissars and leaders of this Communist régime…


One million Hungarian women were raped by the Russian Bolshevik troops, usually led by Jewish commandants. Six hundred thousand prisoners of war, as well as 230,000 civilians, were dragged off to extermination camps in the Soviet Union.
At the most modest estimate, 500,000 people were murdered by the Jews in the cells of 60, Andrássy út, Budapest, in internment camps or in the open streets. All the characteristic features of biological class-warfare can be distinguished in this campaign of revenge. The Hungarian middle classes, the intellectuals and the national leaders had to be slain so that their places could be taken by another middle-class by the Jews! And, moreover, those who presided as judges in the revolutionary tribunals were almost all Jews.
What does the USA have to look forward to?
But don’t read this book, you should spend your time worshiping the most Holy Holocau$t™ GOY and be glad you are still alive… for now.

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Mohammed #Tamimi, 19, seized by occupation forces as global solidarity escalates

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Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network – January 12, 2018

12 January 2018

Photo: Manal Tamimi

The ongoing Israeli harassment and targeted oppression of the Tamimi family, organizers in the anti-colonial land defense and popular resistance in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh, continued in the pre-dawn hours of 11 January. While 16-year-old activist Ahed Tamimi and her mother Nariman remain in Israeli prison, facing a series of charges before an Israeli military court, Israeli occupation forces raided the family home of Manal and Bilal Tamimi, seizing their 19-year-old son Mohammed. Manal, Mohammed’s mother, was released one week ago after nearly a week in Israeli prison.


Mohammed smiled and raised his fingers in the “victory” sign as he was taken from his family home surrounded by occupation soldiers.  Manal later reported on Facebook that her son is currently being held in the infamous Petah Tikva interrogation center. He is the latest member of the Tamimi family to be targeted in an ongoing series of raids and and arrests in the village of Nabi Saleh and the neighboring village of Deir Nizam, both near Ramallah. Nabi Saleh, a village of 600, has become a center of popular organizing and indigenous land defense after the illegal settlement of Halamish has stolen the village’s agricultural land as well as its spring.

Ahed and Nariman’s imprisonment has drawn international attention; Ahed’s cousin Nour is also facing several charges before an Israeli military court. The military courts have a conviction rate of over 99 percent, and the two women are charged with incitement for political posts on social media, “assault” on an occupation soldier on their family’s land, and throwing stones, among other allegations. The “assault” charges refer to the livestreamed interaction in which Ahed and Nour demand an occupation soldier leave their home; he was attempting to move to higher ground on the family’s land in order to position himself to shoot at demonstrators in the village. After being slapped by the soldier, Ahed slapped the occupation soldier with her bare hand.

Ahed’s 15-year-old cousin Mohammed was shot in the head by a rubber-coated metal bullet and was in a coma for days; he continues to struggle with serious injuries. Last week, another Tamimi cousin, Musa’ab, 17, was shot and killed by occupation forces in the village of Deir Nizam, the first Palestinian killed in 2018.

As the repression targeting the Tamimi family has continued and intensified, Palestinian and international support for Ahed Tamimi and her family has only grown. Ahed, who has traveled to South Africa, Europe, Lebanon and elsewhere to speak about the Palestinian struggle, is an internationally-known leader in the indigenous land defense movement. She has been involved in the movement in Nabi Saleh since she was only 11 years old.

Protests are continuing around the world to demand Ahed’s freedom and that of the other 6,200 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails. Upcoming protests are scheduled in London (on both 12 January and 13 January), Saint-Etienne, Brussels, Rosario, Montevideo, Sydney, Toulouse, Dublin, Braga, Porto, Lisbon, Rome, New York City, Portland, Copenhagen, Berlin, Washington, DC, Arlington and elsewhere.

Photo: London Palestine Action

Street visual actions are also taking place to highlight Ahed’s case and the Palestinian struggle for freedom. In London, grassroots activists put up “guerilla” transit ads and posters on bus stops and Tube trains throughout the city. @Protestencil on Twitter has made the stencil-style posters available for download and use in supporters’ local cities.

 

Photo: London Palestine Action

London Palestine Action has highlighted the ongoing appearance of these “adhacks” throughout London, bringing Ahed’s case and the struggle of Palestinian child prisoners to the streets of the UK capital.  Italian activists in Venice replicated the posters on the streets of the city as well:

Photo: @yabastaedibese

On the streets of Berlin, Jewish Antifa Berlin shared images of large stickers and posters highlighting Ahed Tamimi’s case and those of the Tamimi women posted on signboards and advertising spaces around the German capital city.  Women in Berlin are also organizing a bloc for the women’s march on 21 January that will highlight Ahed’s case.

Photo: Via Jewish Antifa Berlin

An international action week is taking place from 10 to 20 January, focusing on pressure on national parliamentarians in countries around the world to speak out about the case of Ahed Tamimi, including actions targeting Dutch, French, German and Portuguese politicians. In addition, UK minister of state for the Middle East Alistair Burt responded to questions from Labour MP Julie Elliott on 10 January by noting that “the soldiers should not be there and the young woman should not have needed to do what she did.”  This followed an earlier Early Day Motion submitted by a multi-party group of parliamentarians on Ahed’s case.

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Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network denounces the arrest of Ahed Tamimi and Nariman Tamimi, the latest of well over 500 Palestinians arrested by Israeli occupation forces following U.S. President Donald Trump’s declaration of recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Approximately half of those detained, like Ahed, Abdul-Khalik Burnat and Fawzi al-Junaidi, are children. There are hundreds of Palestinian children jailed by Israel and frequently subject to beatings, abuse, and interrogations without parents or lawyers present in violation of the law. We urge people of conscience around the world to take action to demand freedom for Ahed and her fellow detained and jailed Palestinian children in occupation detention centers, interrogation centers and prisons – and for Nariman Tamimi and all detained and imprisoned Palestinians.

The resistance of the Palestinian people has never been quelled by arrests or repression, and it must be clear that we, around the world, stand alongside the Palestinian people as they defend Jerusalem and their entire land and people under attack. This includes standing with detained and jailed Palestinian prisoners in their struggle for liberation for themselves, their people, and their occupied homeland.

TAKE ACTION:

    1. For supporters in the US: Call your member of the House of Representatives to support H.R. 4391, the Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act. Tell them specifically about Ahed’s arrest, and urge them to act for her release. Tell them to pressure Israel to free Ahed and other detained Palestinian kids. Call the House switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to speak to your Representative’s office. CODEPINK has an action to highlight this case specifically.
    2. Take action around the world: From 10 January to 20 January, there is an international week of action to contact local parliamentarians in each country and urge the freedom of Ahed Tamimi and her fellow Palestinian prisoners.
    3. Call your nearest Israeli embassy and let them know that you know about the detention of Ahed Tamimi in Nabi Saleh and other Palestinian child prisoners. Demand Ahed, her mother Nariman, and the other detained children be immediately released. Contact infomation here: https://embassy.goabroad.com/embassies-of/israel
    4. Sign the petition. Over 150,000 people have already signed on to demand freedom for Ahed: https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/free_ahed/?feiNukb
    5. Organize a protest for Ahed or join one of the many protests for Jerusalem and distribute this post and other news about Ahed and the Palestinian prisoners. Get others involved in the struggle for Palestinian freedom! Build the campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel and complicit corporations like HP and G4S.
    6. Write to Ahed, Nour and Nariman. While Zionist jailers frequently censor Palestinian prisoners’ mail, these letters can help bolster morale and even send a message to the jailers and censors themselves. Write to Ahed Tamimi, Nour Tamimi or Nariman Tamimi (choose one and address your letter to one only) at: HaSharon prison
      Ben Yehuda, P.O. Box 7
      40 330 Israel

 

Weekly report on israel’s terrorism against Palestinians (07 – 13 December 2017)

(07 – 13 December 2017) Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestine  

Damage of houses belonging to Al-Najjar Family in Mawasi in Khan Younis after Israeli forces targeted a nearby agricultural land on Wednesday dawn, 13 December 2017.Damage of houses belonging to Al-Najjar Family in Mawasi in Khan Younis after Israeli forces targeted a nearby agricultural land on Wednesday dawn, 13 December 2017.

Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt)

(07- 13 December 2017)

 

  • Israeli forces escalated the excessive use of force against protests in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
  • A Palestinian civilian was killed and 446 civilians; including 71 children, one woman and 12 journalists, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

 

  • Israeli warplanes carried out several airstrikes at different targets in the Gaza Strip.
  • A civilian was killed, and 21 other civilians, including 7 children and 4 women, were wounded.
  • Israeli forces conducted 80 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 9 similar incursions in Jerusalem.
  • 280 civilians, including 67 children and 3 women, were arrested in incursions and protests.
  • 82 of them, including 30 children and 2 women, were arrested in Jerusalem and its suburbs.
  • Among those arrested was Sheikh Hasan Yousif, a Hamas Leader.
  • Israeli forces continued to target border areas in the Gaza Strip.
  • 8 Shooting incidents occurred in the border areas, but no casualties were reported.
  • Israeli forces decreased the allowed fishing area to 6 nautical miles.
  • 8 shooting and shelling incidents targeting the Palestinian fishing boats occurred in Gaza Strip.
  • Israeli forces turned the West Bank into cantons and continued to impose the illegal closure on the Gaza Strip for the 10th
  • Dozens of temporary checkpoints were established in the West Bank and others were re-established to obstruct the movement of Palestinian civilians.
  • 9 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, were arrested at the checkpoints in the West Bank.

 

Summary

Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (07 – 13 December 2017).

 

Shooting:

During the reporting period, Israeli forces killed 2 Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip and wounded 265 Palestinian civilians; including 49 children, 5 women and 2 journalists, in the Gaza Strip. Meanwhile, in the West Bank, 204 civilians, including 30 children and 10 journalists, were wounded.  Thus, the total number of wounded persons in the Gaza Strip and West Bank amounted to 491 persons, including 79 children and 5 women.  Moreover, in the Gaza Strip, Israeli warplanes carried out many airstrikes targeting military training sites and watchtowers belonging to the Palestinian armed groups, resulting in the injury of many Palestinian civilians and damage to their property.  The Israeli forces continued to chase fishermen in the Gaza Sea and target border areas in the Gaza Strip.

 

In the Gaza Strip, on 08 December 2017, in a new crime of excessive use of force, Israeli forces killed Mahmoud al-Masri (29) when they opened fire at dozens of Palestinian young men and youngsters who were protesting 10 meters away from the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of Khan Younis.

 

On the same day, Maher ‘Atallah (54) was killed when Israeli warplanes targeted a military site belonging to al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas movement, southeast of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip.  The aforementioned sustained bruises throughout his body and suffered a severe drop in the heart rate as he is a heart patient when he was in front of his house, which is 100 meters away from the targeted site.  Moreover, 21 civilians, including 7 children and 4 women, were wounded.

 

The border areas with Israel witnessed protests against the U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem s the capital of Israel and move the U.S. Embassy to it.  During the protests, the Israeli forces used force against the protestors.  Due to opening fire to disperse the protests, 244 civilians, including 42 children, 2 journalists and a woman, were wounded; 117 of them were hit with live bullets, 23 were hit with rubber-coated metal bullets, and 104 were directly hit with tear gas canisters.  The injuries were as follows in each governorate:

 

Northern Gaza Strip: the incidents were mainly in the vicinity of al-Shuhadaa’ Cemetery, east of Jabalia and in the vicinity of Beit Hanoun Crossing.  As a result, 96 Palestinians, including 22 children, were wounded; 40 were hit with live bullets; 4 were hit with rubber-coated metal bullets; and 52 were hit with tear gas canisters.

Gaza City: the clashes were mainly near former Nahal Oz Crossing, east of al-Shuja’iyah neighbourhood.  As a result, 58 Palestinianswere wounded.  Twenty-five of them were hit with live bullets, 5 were hit with rubber-coated metal bullets, and 28 were hit with tear gas canisters.

Central Gaza Strip: the clashes occurred in the eastern side of al-Bureij refugee camp.  As a result, 13 Palestinians, including 2 children, were wounded; 12 of them were hit with live bullets while the tenth was hit with a tear gas canister to his body.

Khan Younis: The clashes and Israeli shooting were concentrated in 4 areas: ‘Abasan al-Kabirah; Khuza’ah; al-Fukhari and al-Qararah.  As a result, 65 Palestinians, including 16 children, were wounded; 29 of them were hit with live bullets, 14 were hit with rubber-coated bullets and 22 were hit with tear gas canisters.

Rafah: The clashes mainly occurred in al-Shokah village.  As a result, 12 Palestinians were wounded, including 2 children.  Eleven of them were hit with live bullets, and 1 was hit with a tear gas canister to his body.

 

As part of the Israeli airstrikes, Israeli warplanes carried out several airstrikes targeting military training sites and watchtowers belonging to the Palestinian armed groups.  As a result, 3 residential buildings and a school in northern Gaza sustained damage while 11 residential houses were partially damaged, west of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.

 

In the Gaza Strip, as part of targeting fishermen in the sea, PCHR monitored the Israeli naval forces’ escalation against fishermen in the Gaza Sea as on 12 December 2017; the Israeli forces decreased the allowed fishing area from 9 to 6 nautical miles.  This proves that the Israeli forces continue their policy of targeting fishermen in their livelihoods.  During the reporting period, Israeli gunboats chased fishing boats and opened fire at them 8 times; 4 of them in the north-western Beit Lahia and the 4 others in the western Soudaniyah area, west of Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip.

 

As part of targeting the border areas, PCHR documented 8 shelling and shooting incidents at the areas along the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel.  In northern Gaza, Israeli forces carried out 5 incidents while 1 in Gaza City and 3 in central Gaza Strip.  Moreover, Israeli forces shelled many sites and watchtowers belonging to the armed groups.

 

In the West Bank, All the cities witnessed protests against the U.S. President’s decision.  During those protests, Israeli forces used force against the protesters.  The shooting to disperse the protests resulted in the injury of 202 civilians, including 29 children and 10 journalists; 40 of them were hit with bullets, 113 with rubber-coated metal bullets and 49 were directly with tear gas canisters.  The injuries were as follows in each governorate:

Jerusalem: The clashes resulted in the injury of 5 civilians, including 3 children.  Three were hit with live bullets and two with tear gas canisters.

Ramallah and al-Bireh: The clashes resulted in the injury of 109 civilians, including 12 children.  Four were hit with live bullets, 66 were hit with rubber-coated metal bullets and 39 were directly with tear gas canisters at their bodies.

Hebron: The clashes resulted in the injury of 13 civilians, including 2 children.  Nine were hit with live bullets and two with rubber-coated metal bullets.

Nablus: The clashes resulted in the injury of 11 civilians, including a child, with rubber-coated metal bullets.

Qalqiliyah: The clashes resulted in the injury of 20 civilians, including 5 children.  Forty-two were hit with live bullets, 14 were hit with rubber-coated metal bullets, and 4 were directly with tear gas canisters at their bodies.

Tulkarm: The clashes resulted in the injury of 31 civilians, including 7 children.  Twenty-one were hit with live bullets, 8 were hit with rubber-coated metal bullets and 2 were directly with tear gas canisters at their bodies.

Bethlehem: The clashes resulted in the injury of 2 civilians, including a child.  One was hit with live bullets and the other was hit with rubber-coated metal bullets.

Jericho: The clashes resulted in the injury of 11 civilians with rubber-coated metal bullets.

 

 

Moreover, on 08 December 2017, Israeli forces stationed at Beit Eil Checkpoint, north of al-Bireh, opened fire at a young woman namely Asmaa’ Reidat and wounded her.  As a result, she was hit with a bullet to the right leg and then arrested.  She was taken via an Israeli ambulance to Hadassah Hospital in occupied Jerusalem.

 

On 12 December 2017, Israeli soldiers opened fire at Hamed al-Masri (15) from Salfit and wounded him with a bullet to the head.  They then arrested and took him to Beilinson and Hasharon Hospitals in Israel, and his condition was identified as serious.  The Israeli forces claimed that the child intended to carry out a stab attack.  However, the Israeli forces changed their claims saying that he was unarmed along with another child attempting to damage the security fence of “Arayel” settlement.  They added that when an Israeli military force approached them, the child attempted to pull something out of his pocket.  Therefore, the Israeli soldiers opened fire at him thinking he attempted to stab one of them.

 

Incursions:

 

During the reporting period, Israeli forces conducted at least 80 military incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank while they conducted 9 incursions into Jerusalem and its suburbs. During those incursions, Israeli forces arrested at least 103 Palestinian civilians, including 6 children and 1 woman, in the West Bank.  Forty-four of them, including 16 children, were arrested in Jerusalem and its suburbs.  They also arrested 50 civilians, including 31 children, in the West Bank during protests against the U.S. President’s decision.  Meanwhile, 38 civilians, including 14 children and 2 women, were arrested in Jerusalem on the same grounds.  Thus, the number of arrestees in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem rose to 271 civilians, including 67 children and 3 women.  Among the arrestees was Sheikh Hasan Yousif, a Hamas Leader.

 

Restrictions on movement:

 

Israel continued to impose a tight closure of the oPt, imposing severe restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem.

 

The illegal closure of the Gaza Strip, which has been steadily tightened since June 2007 has had a disastrous impact on the humanitarian and economic situation in the Gaza Strip.  The Israeli authorities impose measures to undermine the freedom of trade, including the basic needs for the Gaza Strip population and the agricultural and industrial products to be exported. For 9 consecutive years, Israel has tightened the land and naval closure to isolate the Gaza Strip from the West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem, and other countries around the world. This resulted in grave violations of the economic, social and cultural rights and a deterioration of living conditions for 2 million people.  The Israeli authorities have established Karm Abu Salem (Kerem Shaloum) as the sole crossing for imports and exports in order to exercise its control over the Gaza Strip’s economy.  They also aim at imposing a complete ban on the Gaza Strip’s exports. The Israeli closure raised the rate of poverty to 65%. Moreover, the rate of unemployment increased up to 47% and youth constitutes 65% of the unemployed persons.  Moreover, 80% of the Gaza Strip population depends on international aid to secure their minimum daily needs. These rates indicate the unprecedented economic deterioration in the Gaza Strip.

 

In the West Bank, Israeli forces continued to suffocate the Palestinian cities and village by imposing military checkpoints around and/or between them. This created “cantons” isolated from each other that hinders the movement of civilians. Moreover, the Palestinian civilians suffering aggravated because of the annexation wall and checkpoints erected on daily basis to catch Palestinians.

 

 

Details

 

  1. Incursions into Palestinian Areas, and Attacks on Palestinian Civilians and Property in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip

 

Thursday, 07 December 2017

 

  • At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces moved into Qasrah village, southeast of Nablus. They raided and searched houses from which they arrested 22 civilians, including 2 children and many siblings. PCHR keeps the names of the arrested persons.
  • At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces moved into Ya’boud village, southwest of Jenin. They raided and searched houses from which they arrested 4 Palestinian civilians, including a child. The arrested persons were identified as Sharf Mohamed Abu Baker (26), Mohamed Jihad Helmi Abu Baker (18), Ahmed Abed al-Hakeem Abu Baker (15), and Abdullah Ahmed Kamel Hirzallah (24).
  • At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Beit Fajjar village, south of Bethlehem. They raided and searched a house belonging to Mohamed Jihad Taqatqah (22), and arrested him.
  • At approximately 20:00, Israeli forces stationed along the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel fired at least an artillery shell towards an empty land, east of Gaza Valley village (Juhor al-Deek) in the centre of the Gaza Strip. No casualties were reported.
  • At approximately 20:10, Israeli forces stationed along the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel fired an artillery shell towards an empty land, southeast of al-Zaytoun neighbourhood, and no casualties were reported.
  • At approximately 20:30, Israeli forces stationed along the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, fired a shell towards a military watchtower belonging to the Palestinianarmed groups, east of al-Maghazi in the central Gaza Strip. As a result, the watchtower sustained material damage, and no casualties were reported.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces conducted (5) incursions in the following areas and no arrests were reported: Dura, Samou’a, Bani Na’iem, Beit Olah, and Dier al-‘Asal villages.

 

Friday, 08 December 2017

 

  • At approximately 06:00, Israeli gunboats stationed off al-Sundaniyia shore, west of Jabalia refugee camp, north of the Gaza Strip, heavily opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 4 nautical miles, fired shells at them and then chased them. The shooting continued until 06:30. As a result, the fishermen were forced to flee fearing for their lives, but no casualties were reported.
  • At approximately 21:15, Israeli warplanes fired 5 missiles towards a military site belonging to al-Qasam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas Movement, southeast of Beit Lahia. The missiles blew up in the site and caused material damage in 3 residential buildings and a school adjacent to the site from the western side. As a result, Maher Mohamed Mohamed ‘Atallah (54), who was a heart patient, was killed as he sustained bruises throughout his body and sharp drop in heart rate. It should be noted that Maher was in front of his house, which is 100 meters away from the military site from the north-eastern side. Moreover, 21 Palestinian civilians, including 7 children and 4 women, were wounded. The wounded persons were then taken to the Indonesian Hospital in Jabalia refugee camp, where medical sources classified the health condition of a child as serious while the health condition of the others wounded was classified as minor as they sustained wounds and bruises.
  • At approximately 21:20, Israeli gunboats stationed off al-Sudaniyia shore, west of Jabalia Refugee Camp, north of the Gaza Strip, heavily opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 4 nautical miles. They also fired many shells at the fishing boats and then chased them. The shooting continued until 23:00. As a result, the fishermen were forced to flee fearing for their lives, but no casualties were reported.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces conducted (5) incursions in the following areas and no arrests were reported: Yatta, Dura, Hebron, Sa’ir and Biet ‘Omrah villages in Hebron.

 

Saturday 09 December 2017:

 

  • At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces moved into Beit Ummer village, north of Hebron, and then stationed in al-Duhor neighborhood. They also raided and searched a house belonging to Jihad Ali Sabarnah (38) and locked 5 of his family members in the living room. Few minutes later, a force of Israeli border guard officers arrived at the area and then raided the house. One of the officers attempted to attack Jihad’s wife. When Jihad tried to help his wife, the officer grabbed him from his neck and pushed him to the ground. The officer also beat Jihad up in front of his 2 sons Mohamed (14) and Waseem (12). When Jihad’s sons attempted to help their father, they were beaten as well. The Israeli soldiers stayed around half an hour in the house and before their withdrawal, they arrested Jihad’s son ‘Alaa (19). In the meantime, another force of Israeli soldiers raided a house belonging to Raied Moqbil Khalil Moqbil (39), from the same area, and handed his son ‘Alaa (16) a summons to refer to the Israeli Intelligence Service in “Gosh ‘Etzion” settlement, south of Bethlehem. It should be noted that ‘Alaa was arrested when he headed to the Israeli Intelligence Service. Furthermore, the Israeli forces raided 2 houses belonging to Mo’tasem Jamal ‘Alqam (19) and Kareem Ibrahim Hamdi Abu Mariyia (16) in al-Duhor and Sha’b al-Sair neighborhoods, and arrested both of them.

 

  • At approximately 03:20, an Israeli drone fired a missile towards al-Qadisiyia military site belonging to al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas Movement, west of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip. Five minutes later, Israeli warplanes fired 2 missiles at the same site, which caused material damage in the area. However, no casualties were reported.
  • At approximately 03:30, Israeli gunboats stationed off al-Sudaniyia shore, west of Jabalia, north of the Gaza Strip, heavily opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 4 nautical miles and chased them. As a result, the fishermen were forced to flee fearing for their lives, but no casualties were reported.
  • At approximately 03:40, Israeli warplanes fired 3 missiles at the former Civil Administration Site belonging to al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas Movement, east of Jabalia, north of the Gaza Strip. As a result, Kareem Mohamed Wesam Abu Namous (01), sustained bruises throughout his body while he was in his house, which is next to the site from the western side. The Bombing caused a huge explosion that rocked many areas in the northern Gaza Strip. As a result, the bombing also caused fear among civilians, especially women and children.
  • At approximately 07:00, Israeli gunboats stationed off al-Sudaniyia shore, west of Jabalia, north of the Gaza Strip, heavily opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 4 nautical miles. As a result, the fishermen were forced to flee fearing for their lives, but no casualties were reported.
  • At approximately 08:50, Israeli gunboats stationed offshore, northwest of Beit Lahia, north of the Gaza Strip, heavily opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 3 nautical miles. At approximately 09:40 on the same day, the Israeli forces opened fire again at the Palestinian fishing boats. As a result, the fishermen were forced to flee fearing for their lives, but no casualties were reported.
  • At approximately 18:55, Israeli forces stationed in the watchtowers established north of an agricultural school, north of Beit Hanoun, north of the Gaza Strip. They heavily opened fire towards the border areas. The shooting caused fear among civilians, especially women and children, and no casualties were reported.

 

  • Sunday, 10 December 2017:

 

  • At approximately 00:00, Israeli gunboats stationed offshore, northwest of Beit Lahia, north of the Gaza Strip, heavily opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 3 nautical miles. An Israeli gunboat surrounded a Palestinian fishing boat for 30 minutes and forced the fishermen, who manned the boat, to take off their clothes and then jump into the water. The Israeli naval forces then released the fishermen along with the fishing boat. The fishermen returned after another fishing boat pulled them to the Gaza Seaport.

 

  • At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces moved into Beit Kahel village, north of Hebron and stationed in the west of the village. They then raided and searched a house belonging to Mo’ien Mohamed Badawi al-Zohour (30) and arrested him.

 

  • At approximately 22:30, Israeli forces moved into Taqou’ village, southeast of Bethlehem. They raided and searched a house belonging to Laith Ahmed Abu Mifreh (18) and arrested him.

 

  • In the evening, Israeli soldiers stationed at “Beit Eil” military checkpoint, north of al-Bireh City, opened fire at Asma Kamal Hamad Waridat (25). As a result, Asma was hit with a live bullet to the right leg and then arrested. The Israeli forces took Asma via an Israeli ambulance to ‘Hadasah” Hospital in occupied Jerusalem. Ma’moun al-Hasheem, lawyer of the Palestinian Prisoner Club, who could visit Asma on Sunday, 10 December 2017, said that Asma came from Jordan to visit her relatives in Ramallah and was watching the clashes in the vicinity of the checkpoint, during which, an Israeli soldier opened fire at her. He added that, Asma was unjustifiably wounded and left bleeding for 15 minutes before taking her to the hospital.

 

  • At approximately 03:40, Israeli forces moved into Rantees village, northwest of Ramallah. They raided and searched 2 houses belonging to Mohamed Majed Khalaf (27) and Osaid Ahmed Housha (24) and then arrested both of them.

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into al-Moghair village, northeast of Ramallah. They raided and searched houses from which they arrested the two siblings Mohamed (24) and Jihad Yousef Muhana (19); Murad Abed al-Qadir al-Muqati (27); Yazan Basam Hamidat (25); and Jihad ‘Aziz Abu Hamidiyia (20).

 

  • At approximately 18:00, Israeli forces stationed in military watchtowers established on the lands of Um al-Nasir Bedouin village, north of the Gaza Strip, heavily opened fire at the border area. As a result, the shooting caused fear among civilians, especially women and children, and no casualties were reported.

 

  • At approximately 20:30, Israeli forces moved into Kherbitha Um al-Mosbah village, west of Ramallah. They raided and searched houses from which they arrested ‘Odai Helmi Mahmoud al-Habal (23) and Mahamed Muneer Khalid Darraj (20).

 

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces conducted (7) incursions in the following areas and no arrests were reported: Yatta, Hebron, Sa’ir, Ethna, al-Koum, and Ras al-Joura villages and al-Fawar refugee camp.

 

Monday, 11 December 2017

 

  • At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces moved into Nablus. They raided and searched houses from which they arrested ‘Alaa Mohamed Abu Zant (22), from the Old City; Barra’ Radi Zuhaiman (20), from al-Makhfiyia neighborhood, southwest of the city; Mohamed Saleh Hamdan (24); and Bahaa Ghasan Thawqan (23), from al-Ma’ajeen neighborhood, northwest of the city.
  • At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces moved into Askaka village, east of Salfit. They raided and searched a house belonging to Zuhair Fawaaz Abdullah Husain (48) and then arrested him.
  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Beit Fujjar village, west of Bethlehem. They raided and searched a house belonging to Khalil Taha Taqatqah (24) and then arrested him.
  • At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Tal village, southwest of Nablus. They raided and searched houses and then arrested ‘Asem Jameel Shtaieh (25).
  • Around that same time, Israeli forces moved into Madama village, south of Nablus. They raided and searched houses and then arrested Bashir Saleem Hamed Ziyadah (31).
  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Bethlehem and stationed in Wadi al-Ma’ali neighborhood in the center of the city. They then raided and searched a house belonging to Abdullah ‘Ata al-Hurami (18) and then arrested him.
  • At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces moved into ‘Arabah village. Southwest of Jenin. They raided and searched houses and then arrested Khadir ‘Adnan Mohamed ‘Isaa (39), the leader of Islamic Jihad Movement.
  • At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into al-Mazra’ah village, northwest of Ramallah. They raided and searched a house belonging to Milad ‘Emad Sa’ayidah (15) and arrested him.
  • At approximately 06:45, Israeli gunboats stationed offshore, northwest of Beit Lahia, north of the Gaza Strip, heavily opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 3 nautical miles. As a result, the fishermen were forced to flee fearing for their lives, but no casualties were reported.
  • At approximately 08:10, Israeli forces moved into Dier al-Ghosoun village, north of Tulkarm. They raided and searched a house belonging to Salama Tawfiq Basheer Badran (36) and arrested him.
  • At approximately 10:30, Israeli forces moved into al-Showikah suburb in Tulkarm. They raided and searched a house belonging to Mahmoud Jamal Mahmoud Tayieh (32) and arrested him.
  • At approximately 16:35, Israeli forces moved into Kafur Lobad village, east of Tulkarm. They raided and searched a house belonging to Khalid Ibrahim Mostafa Barhoush (23) and arrested him.
  • At approximately 16:50, Israeli forces fired 2 artillery shells at a military watchtower belonging to the Palestinian armed groups, east of Gaza Valley (Juhor al-Deek), and no casualties were reported.
  • At approximately 21:05, Israeli forces fired 2 artillery shells at a military watchtower belonging to al-Qassam Brigade, the armed wing of Hamas Movement, east of al-Sifa area, northwest of Beit Lahia, north of the Gaza Strip. The military watchtower is about 400 meters away from the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel. As a result, the bombing caused material damage to the watchtower, and no casualties were reported.
  • At approximately 23:00, Israeli forces moved into Sa’ir village, northeast of Hebron, as there was a protest at the entrance to the village. The Israeli forces closed the village entrance and then Israeli infantry units deployed on the village streets. They then indiscriminately fired sound bombs at Palestinian civilians’ houses and roofs. Many houses were raided and searched, and the Israeli forces handed the families a threatening message from the Israeli Commander. The message was as follows: “This area is witnessing terrorist activities by stone throwers, and if you do not stop these acts, your houses will be raided”. Mohamed Fawzi Faroukh (40), who is a heart patient, said that the Israeli forces violently raided his house after damaging the house main door and then fired sound bombs at the entrance to inform them about the message. Moreover, the Israeli forces fired a sound bomb at the balcony of ‘Emad Fawzi al-Faroukh, in addition to firing other sound bombs at the village school yard. The abovementioned sound bomb did not explode and on the next day morning, students found it.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces conducted (6) incursions in the following areas and no arrests were reported: Wad al-Fare’ah, south of Tubas; al-Fawar refugee camp, Ethna and Beit ‘Youn villages in Hebron; and Qafeen village in Tulkarm.

 

 

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

 

  • At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces moved into Kafur Qalil village, south of Nablus. They raided and searched houses and then arrested Saleh Sa’di ‘Amer (27).
  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Beit Ummer village, north of Hebron. They raided and searched houses from which they arrested Anwar Yousef Ikhdair ‘Awad (22), Montaser Abed al-Hameed Muhasin Za’aqeeq (24), and Ahmed Ref’at Jameel al-Silibi (19). As a result, the number of arrested persons in the village has amounted to 185; half of them are children, since the beginning of this year.
  • At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces moved into Husan village, west of Bethlehem. They raided and searched a house belonging to Ahmed Abed al-Salam Za’oul (28) and arrested him.
  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Qalqiliyia and then raided and searched 2 houses belonging to Mahmoud Taleb Aghbari (35) and Osama Wasfi Dawoud (30). Mahmoud and Osama were arrested and taken to an unknown destination. Following that, the Israeli forces raided and searched the Islamic Club in the city and closed it after damaging the doors and locks. They also hanged a closure and threat order to anyone dealing with the club. The Israeli forces claimed that the club was used for inciting to carry out terrorist activities against Israeli soldiers.
  • At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into al-Hawwouz neighborhood in Hebron. They raided and searched a house belonging to Kamel Sa’di Jamjoum (21) and arrested him.
  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Dier Samet village, southwest of Duram southwest of Hebron. They raided and searched a house belonging to Dawoud Rasmi al-Hroub (22) and then arrested him.
  • At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces moved into Tal village, southwest of Nablus. They raided and searched houses from which they arrested 2 siblings Baraa (21) and Mahmoud ‘Ali ‘Asidah (25).
  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Northern ‘Asirah village, north of Nablus. They raided and searched 2 houses belonging to Dirar Ahmed Hamadnah (55) and Obai Hasan Sa’ied Hamadnah (31) and then arrested both of them. Dirar and Obai were taken via a military vehicle to the village entrance, where they were questioned inside the vehicle and then released.
  • At approximately 09:35, Israeli forces stationed in the military watchtowers established east of al-Ahmar area, east of Beit Hanoun, north of the Gaza Strip, opened fire towards the border area. As a result of the shooting, Palestinian famers were forced to flee for fear of being wounded, and no casualties were reported.
  • At approximately 16:35, Israeli forces stationed in the military watchtowers established east of al-Ahmar area, east of Beit Hanoun, north of the Gaza Strip, opened fire towards the border area, and no casualties were reported.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces conducted (3) incursions in the following areas and no arrests were reported: Tulkarm; Kafur al-Deek village, west of Salfit; and Hawarah village, south of Nablus.

 

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

 

  • At approximately 00:10, Israeli forces moved into Tulkarm. They raided and searched a house belonging to Mohamed Sa’ied Salah (28) and then arrested him.
  • At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces moved into Nablus and then raided and searched houses. They arrested Yaser Khalid Mohamed Manaa’ (28), Suliman Akram Mahmoud Abu Salah (30), and Mo’az Saleem (28).
  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into al-Karma village, southeast of Dura, southwest of Hebron. They raided and searched houses and then arrested Laith Ziyad Khalil ‘Awawdah (19).
  • At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces moved into Qaryout village, southeast of Nablus. They raided and searched houses from which they arrested Jihad Salah al-Deen Badawi al-Boum (42) and Hussain Mohamed Hussain Mardawi (52).
  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Ya’bod village, southwest of Jenin. They raided and searched houses and then arrested Ahmed Sadiq Abu Baker (18).
  • At approximately 01:45, Israeli warplanes fired 2 missiles at a military site belonging to al-Qassam Brigade, the armed wing of Hamas Movement. The site, which is located next to the beach, southwest of Khan Yunis, was destroyed.
  • Around the same time, Israeli warplanes fired a missile at an empty land in al-Najjar neighborhood in al-Mawasi area. As a result, the bombing caused a large hole and partial damage in 11 houses. Moreover, 3 persons, including a woman and a child, sustained shrapnel wounds.
  • At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Jenin. They raided and searched houses from which they arrested PLC member Khalid Yehia Sa’eed (59), Tareq Hilal Ma’ali (22), Mohamed ‘Awad al-Jamal, Huzaifa al-Jamal, Ashraf Mohamed al-Jamal, and Rami ‘Awaad. The arrested persons were questioned and then released, except Tareq, who is so far under arrest.
  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into al-Fawar refugee camp, north of Hebron. They raided and searched houses from which they arrested Sami Mohamed Sha’ban Janazrah (40); Saher Mahmoud Ghatasha (26) and his brother Ibrahim (22); and Ahmed Kamal Abu Tu’aimah (21).
  • At approximately 02:15, Israeli forces moved into Tubas City. They raided and searched houses from which they arrested Muhib Khalid Daraghmah (20), and the two brothers Mohamed (24) and Ibrahim jamal Suliman Daraghmah (21).
  • Around the same time. Israeli forces moved into ‘Orta village, southeast of Nablus. They raided and searched houses and then arrested Samer Saleem Sa’ied Shurab (42).
  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Bitah village, southeast of Nablus. They raided and searched houses and then arrested Basil Khalid Mohamed Dwikat (31).
  • At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces moved into Qablan village, southeast of Nablus. They raided and searched houses and then arrested Firas ‘Isaa Az’ar (32).
  • At approximately 02:40, Israeli forces moved into al-Mughair village, northeast of Ramallah. They raided and searched houses from which they arrested Yehia Badir Abu ‘Alyia (23), Yehia Jouda Shehadah (20), ‘Isaa Subhi Shehadah (19) and Jihad ‘Afeef Abu ‘Alyia (24).
  • At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into Kharsa village, south of Dura, southwest of Hebron, and stationed in Muthalath al-‘Aqabah area. They then raided and searched a house belonging to Moahmed ‘Ayid al-Shahatebt (50) and arrested his son Mohamed (18). In the meantime, another force of Israeli soldiers raided and searched a house belonging to ‘Alaa Kamel Badawi Baryoush in al-Dair neighborhood and then arrested him.
  • At approximately 03:30, Israeli forces moved into Betounyia village, west of Ramallah. They raided and searched a house belonging to PLC Member Hasan Yousef (62) and then arrested him after locking his family members in one room.
  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Silwad village, northeast of Ramallah. They raided and searched houses from which they arrested Mohamed Maher Hamed (19), Mohamed Lotfi Hamed (22), and ‘Alaa Saber Hamed (18).

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces conducted (8) incursions in the following areas and no arrests were reported: Dura, Hebron, Sureef, Ethna, and Moreq villages in Hebron; Sida village, northeast of Tulkarm; and al-Fondoq and Kafur al- Thulth villages, east of Qalqiliyia.

 

Demonstrations in protest against the U.S. President’s Decision to Recognize Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel:

 

Upon calls for demonstrations protesting against the U.S. President Donald Trump’s Presidential Decree to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the U.S. Embassy to it, Palestinian civilians organized protests against the decision throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip.  The demonstrations were as follows:

 

West Bank:

 

  • At approximately 12:00 on Thursdays, 07 December 2017, Palestinian civilians organized a protest at the northern entrance to ‘Azzoun village, east of Qalqiliyah. The Israeli forces fired metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters. As a result, a 16-year-old child sustained a metal bullet that hit his right hand and fractured it.

 

  • At approximately 13:00 on the same Thursday, a number of Palestinian youngsters gathered at the northern entrance to Yatta, south of Hebron. They set fire to tires at the intersection that leads to the Bypass Road (60). A number of Israeli military vehicles arrived at the intersection and completely closed it. The protestors threw stones and empty bottles at the soldiers. The soldiers chased the protestors amidst firing sound bombs and tear gas canisters. They also arrested ‘Ali (17) and his brother Ahmed Fares al-Shawahin (16).

 

  • Around the same time, Palestinian civilians organized a protest at the eastern entrance to Kafer Qadoum village, northeast of Qalqiliyah. The Israeli forces fired metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the protestors. As a result, a 16-year-old child sustained a metal bullet wound to the left leg, and another civilian sustained a metal bullet wound to the right hand.

 

  • At approximately 13:30, dozens of Palestinian civilians gathered at the vicinity of Howarah checkpoint, south of Nablus. They set fire to tires and put barricades on the street that leads to the abovementioned checkpoint. The protestors threw stones and empty bottles at the Israeli soldiers stationed at the checkpoint and behind cement cubes. The soldiers fired live and metal bullets and sound bombs at the protestors. As a result, 4 civilians sustained metal bullet wounds. The wounded civilians were transferred via an ambulance of the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) to Rafidiya Hospital in Nablus to receive medical treatment. Their wounds were classified as moderate.

 

  • Around the same time, Palestinian civilians from the center of Ni’lin village, west of Ramallah, organized and made their way to the main entrance to the village. Israeli forces stationed there fired metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the protestors and chased them. They then arrested ‘Omer Talal Ahmed Sorour (17) and Badawi Emad Tantour (23) and heavily beat them.

 

  • Around the same time, dozens of Palestinian young men from the center of Jericho organized a protest heading to the southern entrance to the city. The protestors threw stones and empty bottles at the Israeli forces stationed there. The Israeli forces fired live and metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at them. As a result, Omer Ibrahim Abu ‘Awad (30), a reporter at Palestine TV Channel, sustained a metal bullet wound to the right foot.

 

  • Around the same time, hundreds of Palestinian civilians organized a protest at the northern entrance to al-Birah. They threw stones and empty bottles at Israeli soldiers stationed at al-Mahkamah checkpoint established near “Beit Eil” settlement, north of the city. When the protestors approached the abovementioned checkpoint, the soldiers fired live and metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at them. As a result, 11 civilians were wounded. Three of them sustained live bullet wounds, 6 civilians sustained metal bullet wounds, and 2 civilians were hit with tear gas canisters.

 

  • At approximately 14:00 on the same Thursday, dozens of Palestinian youngsters gathered at al-Sa’ah Intersection and al-Zawiyah Gate area in the center of Hebron. Large numbers of Israeli soldiers arrived at the area via the military checkpoint (56), which is established at the western entrance to al-Shuhada’a Street. The protestors set fire to tires and threw stones at the Israeli soldiers. The soldiers fired live and metal bullets and tear gas canisters at them. An Israeli force also chased the protestors, who withdrew to the entrance to Faisel Street. The soldiers arrested 8 civilians, including 7 children, and took them to the checkpoint area. The arrestees were identified as Mohammed Yunis al-Karki (16), Wadi’e Mohammed Adeeb Edwaik (34), Abdul Rahman ‘Ali Samir Amr (13), Wesam ‘Asem Salhab (17), Yusuf Hakam ‘Aabdin (15), Murad Faisel Abu Suneinah (16), Ahmad Ra’ed al-Tardah (14) and Mohammed Fawzi al-Junaidi (16).

 

  • Around the same time, a number of Palestinian young men gathered on Beit ‘Ainun Road, east of Hebron. They threw stones and empty bottles at the Israeli forces, who deployed at the entrance. The soldiers fired sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the protestors and chased them. The soldiers also arrested Ahmed Mahmoud Faroukh (19) from Sa’ir village.

 

  • At approximately 11:30 on Friday, 08 December 2017, dozens of Palestinian civilians gathered near the “Jishuri” Factories, west of Tulkarm. They set fire to tires and threw stones and empty bottles at the Israeli soldiers stationed in the area. The soldiers fired live and metal bullets and tear gas canisters at them. As a result, 8 civilians, including 3 children, were wounded. Five of them sustained live bullet wounds, 2 civilians sustained metal bullet wounds and one civilian was hit with shrapnel of a tear gas canister.

 

  • At approximately 12:00 on Friday, 08 December 2017, Palestinian civilians organized a protest at the eastern entrance to Kafer Qaddoum village, northeast of Qalqiliyah. The Israeli forces fired metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the protestors. As a result, 9 civilians sustained metal bullet wounds. Among those wounded was Mahmoud Fawzi, a photojournalist at Ramasat Media Company. Mohammed sustained a metal bullet wound to the neck.

 

  • Around the same time, Palestinian civilians organized a protest at the northern entrance to ‘Azzoun village, east of Qalqiliyah. Israeli forces fired metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the protestors. As a result, 3 civilians were wounded. One of them sustained a metal bullet wound to the left ear, and the other two were hit with tear gas canisters.

 

  • Around the same time, Palestinian civilians organized a protest at the annexation wall gate, west of Joyous village, northeast of Qalqiliyah. Israeli forces fired metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the protestors. As a result, a 17-year-old child sustained a live bullet wound to the right knee, and a 21-year-old civilian sustained a live bullet wound to the left leg.

 

  • At approximately 12:45, Palestinian civilians organized a protest near Jaljulyah checkpoint, west of Qalqiliyah. Israeli forces fired metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the protestors. As a result, a civilian was hit with a tear gas canister to the head. The Israeli forces also arrested Khalil Ibrahim al-Aqra’a (14), Anas Saqer al-Aqra’a (18), and Mohammed Jamal Hassan (18). All of them from Qalqiliyah.

 

  • Following the same Friday prayer, dozens of Palestinian civilians gathered in the vicinity of Howarah checkpoint, south of Nablus. They set fire to tires and put barricades on the street, which leads to the abovementioned checkpoint. The protestors also threw stones and empty bottles at Israeli soldiers stationed at the checkpoint and behind cement cubes. The soldiers fired live and metal bullets and sound bombs at the protestors. As a result, 7 civilians, including a child, sustained metal bullet wounds. The wounded were transferred via a PRCS ambulance to Rafidiya Hospital in Nablus to receive medical treatment. Their wounds were classified as moderate.

 

  • Following the same Friday prayer, Palestinian civilians organized a protest from Jenin and made their way to al-Jalmah checkpoint, northeast of Jenin. They threw stones and empty bottles at the Israeli soldiers stationed at the abovementioned checkpoint. The soldiers fired live and metal bullets and tear gas canisters at the protestors. The Israeli forces also set an ambush for Palestinian farmers in greenhouses that are next to the checkpoint and then arrested 6 civilians, including 2 children, namely Ahmed Amjad ‘Esam ‘Assaf (15), Fou’ad Ibrahim Husam Hejazi (21), Abdul ‘Aziz Omer Abdul Wahhab Senan (22), from Jenin, Methqal Nidal Saleh Abu Ghalyoun (17), from Jenin refugee camp, and Na’el Mahmoud Husain ‘Asa’asah (22) from Muthalath al-Shuhada’a village, south of Jenin.

 

  • Around the same time, Palestinian civilians organized a protest from al-‘Aroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, and made their way to the western entrance to the camp. The protestors threw stones at Israeli soldiers stationed behind military vehicles. The soldiers fired sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the stone-throwers and nearby houses. The young men withdrew to the camp while large groups of the Israeli forces chased them. As a result, 4 civilians, including 3 children, sustained live bullet wounds to lower limbs of their bodies.

 

  • Around the same time, Palestinian civilians organized a protest in front of al-Husain Ben ‘Ali Mosque on ‘Ein Sarah Street in Hebron. They made their way to Ben Rushed Intersection in the PA controlled area classified as (H1). Several military vehicles had arrived at the area and the soldiers deployed between shops. The soldiers then fired sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the participants and chased them. The Israeli forces also arrested 11 civilians, including 4 children.

(PCHR keeps the names of the arrested civilians)

 

  • Around the same time, dozens of Palestinian young men organized a protest in Halhoul, north of Hebron at al-Hawawer Intersection, which leads to the Bypass Road (60). The young men threw stones at the Israeli military vehicles, so the soldiers chased them. The Israeli forces arrested Rashed Maher Mohammed Ramadan (17) and Fou’ad Sami al-Se’dah (17).

 

  • Following the same Friday prayer, Palestinian civilians organized a protest from the Grand Mosque in the center of Beit Ummer village, north of Hebron. They made their way to the eastern entrance to the village, which is connected with the Bypass Road (60) where an Israeli military watchtower is established. When the protestors arrived at ‘Asidah area, large Israeli forces had deployed at the area and between houses. They also closed the road with military vehicles. When the protestors were about 300 meters away from the watchtower, a soldier fired a tear gas canister at them. The protestors threw stones at the soldiers, who immediately fired lived and metal bullets and tear gas canisters at them. As a result, a 20-year-old civilian sustained a live bullet wound to the right thigh.

 

  • Around the same time, Palestinian civilians organized a protest in the vicinity of “Jishuri” Factories, west of Tulkarm. Israeli forces fired metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the protestors. As a result, 8 civilians, including 3 children, were wounded. Five of them sustained live bullet wounds, 2 civilians sustained metal bullet wounds and a civilian was hit with a tear gas canister.

 

  • Around the same time, dozens of Palestinian youngsters organized a protest from the center of Jericho and made their way to the southern entrance to the city. When the participants approached the abovementioned entrance, they threw stones and empty bottles at the Israeli forces stationed there. The soldiers fired live and metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at them. As a result, 9 civilians sustained metal bullet wounds to the lower limbs of their bodies. Moreover, ‘Adel Abu Ne’mah, a reporter at Reuters News Agency, was directly hit with a tear gas canister to the chest while on duty.

 

  • Following the same Friday prayer, dozens of Palestinian civilians, international human rights’ defenders and Israelis organized protests from Ni’lin and Bil’in, Badras and al-Janiyah villages, west of Ramallah, and al-Nabi Saleh village, northwest of the city. Israeli forces used force to disperse the protestors by firing live and metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at them. As a result, a civilian, from Bil’in village, and a 17-year-old civilian, from Budrus village, were wounded. Moreover, two civilians, including a child, from al-Nabi Saleh village, and a civilian, from al-Janiyah village, were wounded. All of them sustained wounds to the lower limbs to their bodies.

 

  • At approximately 13:30, hundreds of Palestinian civilians organized a protest at the northern entrance to al-Birah. They threw stones and empty bottles at the Israeli soldiers stationed at al-Mahkamah Checkpoint established near “Beit Eil” settlement, north of the city. When the protestors approached the abovementioned checkpoint, the soldiers fired live and metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at them. As a result, 62 civilians, including 9 children, were wounded. Thirty three of them sustained metal bullet wounds, and 29 civilians were hit with tear gas canisters. Among the civilians were 4 journalists namely:
  1. Feras Taninah, a reporter at Ma’an News agency;
  2. Khalid al-Faqih, a reporter at al-Manar News Agency;
  3. Nisreen Selmi, a reporter at al-Mayadeen News Agency; and
  4. ‘Ali Dar ‘Ali, a reporter at Palestine TV Channel.

It should be noted that the Feras, Khalid and Nisreen suffered tear gas inhalation while ‘Ali sustained 2 live bullet wounds to the head and hand.

 

  • At approximately 13:30 on Saturday, 09 December 2017, hundreds of Palestinian civilians organized a protest at the northern entrance to al-Birah. They threw stones and empty bottles at Israeli soldiers stationed at al-Mahkamah Checkpoint, which is established near “Beit Eil” settlement, north of the city. When the protestors approached the abovementioned checkpoint, the soldiers fired live and metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at them. As a result, 17 civilians were wounded. Eleven of them sustained metal bullet wounds, and 6 civilians were hit with tear gas canisters.

 

  • At approximately 14:00 on Saturday, 09 December 2017, dozens of Palestinian youngsters gathered on al-Shalalah Street in the center of Hebron. An Israeli infantry unit moved into the Abovementioned Street, fired sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the young men and chased them into Abu al-Hems Road and al-Tuffah Valley Street. The soldiers also fired sound bombs at the journalists who were in the area. As a result, ‘Aref Mohammed Omer Jaber (43), a volunteer at B’Tselem-the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights, was hit with a sound bomb to the right foot. He was transferred to the Governmental Hospital in the city, and his injury was classified as minor.

 

  • At approximately 10:10 on Sunday, 10 December 2017, upon a call by the Students’ Union in Khadouri University, west of Tulkarm, about 400 students made their way to the point of confrontation adjacent to Netanya Gate (104). They threw stones at the Israeli soldiers stationed there. The Israeli forces sprayed waste water and fired live and metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the civilians. As a result, 4 civilians, including a child, were wounded. Three of them sustained live bullet wounds to the lower limbs of their bodies, and the child was hit with a tear gas canister to the head.

 

  • At approximately 11:00 on Sunday, 10 December 2017, dozens of Palestinian youngsters gathered in al-Zawiyah Gate area and at al-Sa’ah Intersection in the center of the city. An Israeli infantry unit moved into the Abovementioned Street and fired sound bombs and tear gas canisters. They also arrested Islam Fadel Mohammed al-Shuweiki (17) and Mohammed Eshaq Mohammed Dababsah (22).

 

  • At approximately 12:10 on the same Sunday, dozens of Palestinian civilians protested near the northern entrance to Salfit. Israeli forces fired metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the protestors. As a result, 4 civilians sustained wounds to the lower limbs of their bodies. Among the wounded was Ahmed ‘Adnan Ibrahim Shater (23), a reporter at al-Zaytunah Radio from Kafel Hares village, who sustained 2 live bullet wounds to his feet.

 

  • On the afternoon hours, a number of Palestinian youngsters gathered in the vicinity of Bilal Ben Rabah Mosque known as “Rachel Tomb” at the northern entrance to Bethlehem. They threw stones and Molotov Cocktails at the Israeli soldiers, who fired live and metal bullets at them. As a result, a 16-year-old child, from al-Duheishah refugee camp, sustained 3 live bullet wounds to the foot, and a young man sustained a metal bullet wound. They were transferred to al-Husain Hospital in Beit Jala to receive medical treatment. The Israeli forces arrested 3 children namely Husain Khader Ibrahim Masalmah (12) Oseid Eden Abu Sha’ir (13) and Abdul Ra’ouf Anwar Bal’awi (12).

 

  • At approximately 14:00, Palestinian students from Palestine Technical College in al-‘Aroub area organized a protest to the Bypass Road (60). When the protestors moved about 100 meters into the college, Israeli forces raided the college and al-‘Aroub Agricultural School and fired sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the students. As a result, a 22-year-old civilian sustained live bullet shrapnel to the abdomen and head. He was transferred to a hospital, and his injury was classified as moderate.

 

  • At approximately 14:30, dozens of Palestinian students gathered in the vicinity of Beit Kahel schools, north of Hebron. Israeli forces moved into the abovementioned village amidst firing tear gas canisters at the students and protestors and chased them. The soldiers then arrested 5 civilians namely Omer Abdul Rahman Shehdah Zohour (16), Omer Khalil Ahmed al-Zuhour (14), Yazan Hatem al-‘Asafrah (14), Farouq Sami ‘Asafrah (14) and Mohammed Mahmoud Baryoush (14).

 

  • At approximately 10:00 on Monday, 11 December 2017, about 200 civilians gathered in the vicinity of “Jishuri” Factories, west of Tulkarm. They set fire to tires and threw stones at the Israeli soldiers stationed in the area. The soldiers fired live and metal bullets and sound bombs at them. As a result, 5 civilians, including a child, were wounded. Four of them sustained live bullet wounds, and the other civilian was hit with a tear gas canister to the hand and so was amputated. He carried the tear gas canister in his hand and so it blew up.

 

  • At approximately 13:30, on the same Monday, dozens of Palestinian civilians protested at the northern entrance to Yatta “Zeif”, south of Hebron. Israeli forces fired metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the protestors and chased them. Israeli forces also arrested Mohammed ‘Awad Bahis (13) and Mohammed Yahiya Makhamrah (14) and took them to “Kiryat Arba” settlement, east of Hebron.

 

  • Around the same time, hundreds of Palestinian civilians organized a protest at the northern entrance to al-Birah. They threw stones and empty bottles at Israeli soldiers stationed at al-Mahkamah Checkpoint, established near “Beit Eil” settlement, north of the city. When the protestors approached the abovementioned checkpoint, the soldiers fired live and metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at them. As a result, 6 civilians, including a child, were wounded. Six of them sustained metal bullet wounds and 2 others were hit with tear gas canisters. Among those wounded was photojournalist Nasser al-Shuyokhi, who sustained a metal bullet wound to the shoulder.

 

  • At approximately 14:00, dozens of Palestinian youngsters gathered in al-Zawiyah Gate area in the center of Hebron. An Israeli infantry unit moved into the Abovementioned Street. They heavily fired sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the protestors and chased them. As a result, a 19-year-old civilian sustained a live bullet wound to the right leg. Israeli forces also arrested Nezar Senan Abdullah Hamedat (17).

 

  • At approximately 15:00 on the same Monday, dozens of Palestinian youngsters protested in al-Naqqar neighborhood, which is adjacent to the annexation wall, west of Qalqiliyah. Israeli forces fired metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at them. As a result, a 13-year-old child sustained a metal bullet wound to the right hand, and another civilian’s hand was amputated after he was hit with a tear gas canister to his right hand. The civilian underwent a surgery in Dr. Darwish Nazzal Hospital in the city.

 

  • At approximately 11:00 on Tuesday, 12 December 2017, about 170 Palestinian civilians organized a protest in the vicinity of “Jishuri” Factories, west of Tulkarm. Israeli forces fired metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the protestors. As a result, 2 civilians sustained metal bullet wounds.

 

  • At approximately 10:00 on Wednesday, 13 December 2017, Palestinian civilians organized a protest in the vicinity of “Jishuri” Factories, west of Tulkarm. Israeli forces fired metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the protestors. As a result, 4 civilians were wounded. Moreover, Mahmoud Fawzi, photojournalist at Ramasat Media Company, sustained a metal bullet wound to the back.

 

  • At approximately 11:00 on the same Wednesday, dozens of Palestinian civilians organized a protest in the center of Beit Ummer village, north of Hebron. They made their way to the village entrance that leads to the Bypass Road (60). When the protestors approached the ‘Asidah area, which is about 300 meters away from the village entrance. An Israeli force deployed between houses and topped some of their roofs. They also closed the main road that leads to the entrance with military vehicles. The soldiers then fired live and metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the protestors. As a result, 3 civilians, including 2 children, were wounded. Two of them sustained live bullet wounds to the lower limbs of their bodies, and the third was hit with a tear gas canister.

 

  • At approximately 10:30 on the same Wednesday, school students along with their parents and National Factions organized a protest in the center of Hahoul, north of Hebron. When they arrived near Halhoul Police Station, an Israeli force accompanied with several military vehicles attacked the protestors. The soldiers stepped out of the vehicles and heavily fired tear gas canisters at them. A number of youngsters threw stones at the soldiers stationed between shops on al-Bas Street. The soldiers fired metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at them. The Israeli forces detained 2 PRCS ambulances and arrested 2 female students, who suffered tear gas inhalation. The arrestees were identified as Manar Khdair Abu Rayyah (17) and Asalah Zuhair abu Rayan (17). Israeli forces also arrested Monther Mohammed al-Atrash (22). Moreover, 2 young men sustained metal bullet wounds.

 

  • At approximately 13:00, hundreds of Palestinian civilians organized a protest at the northern entrance to al-Birah. They threw stones and empty bottles at Israeli soldiers stationed at al-Mahkamah Checkpoint established near “Beit Eil” settlement, north of the city. When the protestors approached the abovementioned checkpoint, the Israeli soldiers fired metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at them. As a result, 7 civilians, including 2 children, sustained metal bullet wounds.

 

Gaza Strip:

 

  • At approximately 13:30 on Thursday, 07 December 2017, dozens of Palestinian youngsters gathered few meters away from the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip. Some of the participants set fire to tires and threw stones at the soldiers stationed along the border fence while a number of them approached the abovementioned border fence and fixed the Palestinian flags to the fence. After few hours of confrontations, Israeli soldiers sporadically fired live and metal bullets and tear gas canisters at the protestors. As a result 6 civilians, including a child, were wounded. Three civilians sustained 3 live bullet wounds and 3 others were directly hit with tear gas canisters. They were transferred to Gaza European Hospital in Khan Yunis. Their health condition ranged between moderate and minor. Moreover, a PRCS ambulance was targeted with tear gas canisters while it was on “Jakar” Street, east of the area.

 

  • At approximately 14:30 on the same Thursday, dozens of Palestinian youngsters made their way to the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of al-Shuhada’a Cemetery, east of Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip. The youngsters approached the security fence and threw stones at the Israeli soldiers along the border fence. The soldiers fired live bullets, rubber-coated metal bullets, and tear gas canisters at the protestors. As a result, a 22-year-old civilian sustained a live bullet wound to the right knee and fractured it, and a 16-year-old child was directly hit with a tear gas canister to the pelvis. They were transferred by a PRCS ambulance to the Indonesian Hospital. The first civilian’s injury was classified as moderate and the second’s injury was classified as minor.

 

  • At approximately 13:00 on Friday, 08 December 2017, dozens of Palestinian young men gathered few meters away from the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip. A number of them set fire to tires and threw stones at the Israeli forces stationed along the border fence. Moreover, a number of them approached the abovementioned border fence and fixed Palestinian flags to it. After few hours of confrontations, Israeli soldiers sporadically fired live and metal bullet and tear gas canisters at the protestors. As a result, Mahmoud Abdul Majid al-Masri (29) was killed an hour after he sustained a live bullet wound to the right thigh when he was in the east of ‘Abasan al-Kabirah. Mahmoud was transferred to Gaza European Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. According to eyewitnesses’ accounts to PCHR’s fieldworker, the Israeli forces heavily fired tear gas canisters at young men, who attempted to rescue Mohammed and move him away after his injury. As a result, Mohammed was hit with a tear gas canister to the back and 3 other young men were directly hit with tear gas canisters and metal bullets. Therefore, Mohammed was transferred to the hospital after more than 15 minutes and bled a lot.  Moreover, 33 civilians, including 6 children were wounded. Thirteen of them sustained live bullet wounds, 4 civilians sustained metal bullet wounds, and 16 civilians were directly hit with tear gas canisters. Furthermore, 2 ambulances were targeted with tear gas canisters.

 

  • Around the same time, dozens of Palestinian civilians gathered in the vicinity of al-Shuja’iyah neighborhood, east of Gaza city. They made their way to the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel (near former Nahal Oz Crossing). The protestors threw stones at the Israeli soldier stationed along the border fence. The soldiers fired live bullets, rubber-coated metal bullets and tear gas canisters. As a result, 31 civilians were wounded. Ten of them sustained live bullet wounds, 3 civilians sustained metal bullet wounds, and 18 civilians were directly hit with metal bullet wounds. The wounded civilians were transferred via ambulances to al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza city. Medical sources classified 2 civilians’ injuries as serious.

 

  • At approximately 13:30 on the same Friday, dozens of Palestinian youngsters made their way to the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of al-Shuhada’a Cemetery, east of Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip. The youngsters approached the security fence and threw stones at the Israeli soldiers stationed along the border fence. The soldiers fired live bullets, rubber-coated metal bullets, and tear gas canisters at the protestors. As a result, 62 civilians, including 11 children, sustained wounds. Twenty two of them sustained live bullet wounds, 2 civilians sustained metal bullet wounds, and 38 civilians were directly hit with tear gas canisters. The wounded civilians were transferred via ambulances of PRCS, Military Health Services and the Ministry of Health to the Indonesian Hospital and al-‘Awdah Hospital in Jabalia. Medical sources classified 3 civilian’s injuries as serious while the other injuries were between minor and moderate. At approximately 16:00, Israeli forces stationed at Beit Hanoun “Erez” crossing, northwest if Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip, arrested Khalid Mohammed Hamdi Takunah (25) from Beit Lahia housing project, during the clashes that erupted at the crossing and its vicinity. He was released at approximately 23:00 on the same day. Khalid’s family took him to the Indonesian Hospital in Jabalia. Medical examinations showed that he sustained bruises throughout his body after the Israeli soldiers attacked him. It should be noted that Khalid suffers from mental disorders.

 

  • Around the same time, hundreds of Palestinian youngsters made their way to the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of al-Buraij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip. The protestor set fire to tires and threw stones at the Israeli soldiers stationed behind sand barriers along the border fence. The soldiers fired live bullets and tear gas canisters at the protestors. As a result, 10 civilians, including 2 children, were wounded. They were transferred to al-Aqsa Hospital in Deir al-Balah. Nine of them sustained live bullet wounds and one civilian was hit with a tear gas canister to the face and burnt it.

 

  • At approximately 14:00, hundreds of Palestinian youngsters gathered few meters from the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of al-Shawkah village, east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. A number of them approached the border fence, set fire to tires, raised flags and banners and threw stones at the Israeli forces stationed along the abovementioned border. The soldiers fired live bullets and tear gas canisters at the protestors. The clashes continued until approximately 17:00 on the same day. As a result, 5 civilians sustained live bullet wounds to the lower limbs of their bodies.

 

  • At approximately 10:00 on Saturday, 09 December 2017, dozens of Palestinian youngsters made their way to the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of Khuza’ah village, east of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip. A number of them set fire to tires, threw stones at the Israeli forces stationed along the border fence and raised flags at the border fence. Over several hours of confrontations, the Israeli soldiers fired live and metal bullets and tear gas canisters at the protestors. As a result, 4 civilians, including a child and a woman, were wounded. Two of them sustained live bullet wounds and the two others sustained metal bullet wounds. The woman was hit with a stray bullet to the right shoulder while she was on her house roof, which is about 3 kilometers away from the abovementioned border fence.

 

  • On Saturday morning and evening hours, dozens of Palestinian youngsters made their way to the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, from several areas, north of the Gaza Strip. They approached the security fence and threw stones at the Israeli soldiers stationed along the border fence. The soldiers fired live bullets, rubber-coated metal bullets and tear gas canisters at them. As a result, 8 civilians, including 2 children, were wounded. Three of them sustained live bullet wounds and 5 civilians were directly hit with tear gas canisters. Talal Marwan Ahmed Huweihi (22), a journalist at al-Quds Radio from Beit Hanoun, suffered tear gas inhalation, and Ibrahim Nasser Husain Abu Marasa (26), a reporter at al-Watan Radio from Beit Lahia housing project, suffered tear gas inhalation.

 

  • At approximately 13:00 on the same Saturday, dozens of Palestinian civilians gathered in the vicinity of the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of al-Sheja’eya neighborhood, east of Gaza city. The protestors threw stones at the Israeli soldiers stationed along the border fence. The soldiers fired live bullets, rubber-coated metal bullets and tear gas canisters at the protestors. As a result, 8 civilians were wounded. Seven of them sustained live bullet wounds and one civilian was directly hit with a tear gas canister. The wounded civilians were transferred via ambulances to al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza city. Medical sources classified the injuries between minor and moderate.

 

  • At approximately 15:00, dozens of Palestinian civilians organized a protest in front of the border fence area between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of al-Shawkah village, east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Israeli forces fired metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at them. As a result, a civilian was hit with a tear gas canister to the head.

 

  • At approximately 12:00 on Sunday, 10 December 2017, dozens of Palestinian civilians organized a protest in front of the border fence area between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of Khuza’ah and ‘Abasan al-Kabirah, east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip. Israeli forces fired metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the protestors. As a result, 7 civilians, including 4 children, were wounded. One of them sustained a live bullet wound, 4 civilians sustained metal bullet wounds and 2 civilians were hit with tear gas canisters.

 

  • At approximately 13:00 on the same Sunday, dozens of Palestinian youngsters made their way to the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of al-Shuhada’a Islamic Cemetery, east of Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip. The youngsters approached the security fence and threw stones at the Israeli soldiers stationed along the border fence. The soldiers fired live bullets, rubber-coated metal bullets and tear gas canisters. As a result, a 22-year-old civilian sustained a live bullet wound to the right leg and penetrated the left leg causing bone laceration. He was transferred via a PRCS ambulance to the Indonesian Hospital, and his injury was classified as serious.

 

  • Around the same time, dozens of Palestinian civilians protest in the vicinity of the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of al-Sheja’eya neighborhood, east of Gaza city. Israeli forces fired live bullets, rubber-coated metal bullets and tear gas canisters at the; as a result, 2 civilians were directly hit with tear gas canisters on their bodies.

 

  • At approximately14:00 on the same Sunday, dozens of Palestinian civilians protested near of the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of al-Buraij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip. Israeli forces fired metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the protestors. As a result, a 22-year-old civilian was hit with a live bullet that entered the left leg and exited the right foot. He was transferred to al-Aqsa Hospital in Deir al-Balah. His injury was classified as moderate.

 

  • Around the same time, dozens of Palestinian civilians protested near of the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of al-Shawkah village, east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Israeli forces fired metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the protestors. As a result, a 16-year-old civilian sustained a metal bullet wound to the face.

 

  • At approximately 11:00 on Monday, 11 December 2017, dozens of Palestinian civilians protested near the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, northwest of Beit Hanoun, east of Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip. Israeli forces fired metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at them. As a result, 17 civilians, including 6 children, were wounded. Nine of them sustained lived bullet wounds, 6 civilians were directly hit with tear gas canisters, and 2 civilians sustained metal bullet wounds.

 

  • At approximately 13:00 on Monday, 11 December 2017, dozens of Palestinian civilians protested in the vicinity of the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of al-Sheja’eya neighborhood, east of Gaza city. Israeli soldiers fired live bullets, rubber-coated metal bullets and tear gas canisters at them. As a result, 7 civilians sustained live bullet wounds.

 

  • At approximately 14:00 on Monday, 11 December 2017, dozens of Palestinian civilians protested in front of the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of al-Shawkah village, east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Israeli forces fired metal bullet, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the protestors. As a result, a 29-year-old civilian sustained a live bullet wound to the left hand.

 

  • Around the same time, dozens of Palestinians protested near the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of al-Buraij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip. Israeli forces fired metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters. As a result, a 22-year-old civilian sustained a live bullet wound to the right thigh. He was transferred to al-Aqsa Hospital in Deir al-Balah. His injuries were classified as moderate.

 

  • Around the same time, dozens of Palestinians protested in front of the border fence area, east of Khuza’ah and ‘Abasan al-Kabirah villages, east of Khan Yunis. Israeli forces fired metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at them. As a result, 6 civilians, including 3 children, were wounded. Four of them sustained live bullet wounds, one civilian sustained a metal bullet wound, and one civilian was hit with a tear gas canister to his body.

 

  • At approximately 11:00 on Tuesday, 12 December 2017, dozens of Palestinian civilians protested near the border fence area in the vicinity of a landfill, north of the Agriculture School, north of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip. Israeli forces fired metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the protestors. As a result, a 17-year-old civilian was hit with a live bullet that entered and exited the right leg. He was taken via a civilian car to Beit Hanoun Governmental Hospital and then referred to the Indonesian Hospital. After doctors examined his medical condition, they found that he suffers from severe bleeding due to a vein cut in his leg. He was then referred to al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza city. Medical sources classified his injury as moderate. In the evening hours, another civilian sustained a live bullet wound to the left leg.

 

  • At approximately 13:00 on Tuesday, 12 December 2017, dozens of Palestinian civilians protested in the vicinity of the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of al-Sheja’eya neighborhood, east of Gaza city. Israeli soldiers fired live bullets, rubber-coated metal bullets and tear gas canisters at them. As a result, 10 civilians were wounded. One of them sustained a live bullet wound, 2 civilians sustained metal bullet wounds, and 7 civilians were directly hit with tear gas canisters.

 

  • At approximately 14:00 on the same Tuesday, dozens of Palestinian civilians protested in the border fence area, east of al-Shawkah village, east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Israeli forces fired metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at them. As a result, 3 civilians, including a child, sustained live bullet wounds to the lower limbs of their bodies.

 

  • At approximately 14:00 on the same Tuesday, dozens of Palestinian civilians protested in the border fence area, east of Khuza’ah and ‘Abasan al-Kabirah villages, east of Khan Yunis. Israeli forces fired metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at them. As a result, 6 civilians were wounded. Two of them sustained live bullet wounds and the third sustained a metal bullet wound.

 

  • At approximately 13:00 on Wednesday, 13 December 2017, dozens of Palestinian civilians protested in the border fence area, east of Khuza’ah and ‘Abasan al-Kabirah villages, east of Khan Yunis. Israeli forces fired metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at them. As a result, 6 civilians, including a child, were wounded. Four of them sustained live bullet wounds and 2 civilians sustained metal bullet wounds.

 

  • Around the same time, dozens of Palestinian civilians protested in the border fence area, northwest of Beit Hanoun, east of Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip. Israeli forces fire metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at them. As a result, 4 civilians, including a child, were wounded. Two of them sustained live bullet wound and the two other were directly hit with tear gas canisters.

 

  • At approximately 14:00 on Wednesday, 13 December 2017, dozens of Palestinians protested in the border fence area, east of al-Shawkah village, east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Israeli forces fired metal bullet, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the protestors. As a result, a 20-year-old civilian sustained a live bullet wound to the left leg.

 

  • Around the same time, dozens of Palestinian civilians protested in the border fence area, east of al-Buraij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip. Israeli forces fired metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canister at them. As a result, a 30-year-old civilian sustained 2 live bullet wounds at the right thigh and hand. He was transferred to al-Aqsa hospital in Deir al-Balah and his injury was classified as moderate.

 

  1. Continued closure of the oPt

 

Israel continued to impose a tight closure on the oPt, imposing severe restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem.

 

Gaza Strip

 

Israeli forces continuously tighten the closure of the Gaza Strip and close all commercial crossings, making the Karm Abu Salem crossing the sole commercial crossing of the Gaza Strip, although it is not suitable for commercial purposes in terms of its operational capacity and distance from markets.

Israeli forces have continued to apply the policy, which is aimed to tighten the closure on all commercial crossings, by imposing total control over the flow of imports and exports.

 

Israeli forces have continued to impose a total ban on the delivery of raw materials to the Gaza Strip, except for very limited items and quantities. The limited quantities of raw materials allowed into Gaza do not meet the minimal needs of the civilian population of the Gaza Strip.

 

Israeli forces also continued to impose an almost total ban on the Gaza Strip exports, including agricultural and industrial products, except for light-weighted products such as flowers, strawberries, and spices. However, they lately allowed the exportation of some vegetables such as cucumber and tomatoes, furniture and fish.

 

Israel has continued to close the Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing for the majority of Palestinian citizens from the Gaza Strip. Israel only allows the movement of a limited number of groups, with many hours of waiting in the majority of cases. Israel has continued to adopt a policy aimed at reducing the number of Palestinian patients allowed to move via the Beit Hanoun crossing to receive medical treatment in hospitals in Israel or in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Israel also continued applying the policy of making certain civilian traveling via the crossing interviewed by the Israeli intelligence service to be questioned, blackmailed or arrested.

Movement at Karm Abu Salem (Kerem Shalom) crossing, southeast of Rafah, is designated for the movement of goods

 

Date Imports
Category Amount
Tons Number Liters
06 December Various goods 200 truckloads
Humanitarian aid 17 truckloads
Cooking gas 252190
Diesel 332100
Benzene 75350
Construction aggregates 171 truckloads
Cement 83 truckloads
Construction steel 1 truckload
Exporting vegetables, strawberries, fish, and Aluminum scrap 23 truckloads
07 December

 

 

Various goods
219 truckloads
Humanitarian aid 17 truckloads
Cooking gas 13 truckloads
Diesel 20 truckloads
Benzene 2 truckloads
Construction aggregates 161 truckloads
Cement 64 truckloads
Construction steel 13 truckloads
Exporting vegetables and clothes 14 truckloads
10 December

 

Various goods 193 truckloads
Humanitarian aid 14 truckloads
Cooking gas 254260
Diesel 660450
Benzene 189300
Construction aggregates 147 truckloads

 

Cement 42 truckloads
Construction steel 10 truckloads
Exporting vegetables and strawberries 17 truckloads
 

 

Various goods 207 truckloads
Humanitarian aid 17 truckloads
Cooking gas 254020
Benzene 116150
Diesel 530200
Construction aggregates 144 truckloads
Cement 74 truckloads
11 December Construction steel 7 truckloads
 Exporting vegetables and fish 16 truckloads
 

 

Various goods 208 truckloads
Humanitarian aid 18 truckloads
Cooking gas 254100
Benzene 75400
Diesel 593050
Construction aggregates 133 truckloads
Cement 55 truckloads
12 December Construction steel 13 truckloads
Exporting vegetables and strawberries 2 truckloads
  • Beit Hanoun (“Erez”) crossing, in the north of the Gaza Strip, is designated for the movement of individuals, and links the Gaza Strip with the West Bank.

 

Movement at Beit Hanoun (“Erez”) crossing

(06-12 December 2017)

 

Category 06 December 07 December 08 December 09 December 10 December  11 December 12 December
Patients 40 31 7 75 44 46
Companions 36 30 7 73 38 40
Personal needs 34 71 22 44 32 25
Familiesof prisoners 3
Arabs fromIsrael 10 5 2 19 14 1
Diplomats 7
International journalists 5
International workers 47 58 11 18 10 20
Travelersabroad 1 106
Business people 57 57 2 104 67 73
Business meetings 1
Security interviews 5 2 3 3
VIPs 8 6 1 3
Ambulances to Israel 6 1 2 1 2 4
Patients’ Companions 6 2 1 2 4

 

 

Note:

  • On Thursday, 07 December 2017, Israeli authorities allowed 2 persons from the Gaza Strip to perform the Friday prayer in al-Aqsa Mosque.

 

Israel has imposed a tightened closure on the West Bank. During the reporting period, Israeli forces imposed additional restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians:

 

  • Ramallah: Israeli forces established (15) checkpoints all over the city.

On Thursday, 07 December 2017, Israeli forces established 5 checkpoints at the entrance to al-Nabi Saleh village; at the intersection of “Halmish” settlement, northwest of Ramallah; at ‘Ain Yabroud bridge, northeast of the city; and at the entrance to Shaqbah village, west of the city.

On Friday, 08 December 2017, Israeli forces established 2 checkpoints under the bridge of ‘Atara village, north of Ramallah; and at the main entrance to Silwad village. Northeast of the city.

On Saturday, 3 similar checkpoints were established at the main intersection of ‘Ain Sinah village; at ‘Atara village’s bridge, north of the city; and at the intersection of al-Taibah village (om al-Mo’arajat road between Ramallah and Jericho).

On Sunday, 10 December 2017, Israeli forces stationed at al-Mahkama checkpoint closed the northern entrance to al-Bireh city and al-Bireh-Nablus Street, near al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of al-Bireh. They also closed with cement cubes the entrance to Silwad village. They then established 6 checkpoints at the entrances and intersections of ‘Ayoun al-Haramiah, Hizmah, Jabi’, al-Nabi Saleh, Deir Ibzigh, and Ras Karkar villages.

 

  • Hebron:  Israeli forces established (24) checkpoints all over the city.

At approximately 10:00 on Thursday, 07 December 2017, Israeli forces established an iron gate at the entrance to ‘Abdo village, southeast of Dura, southwest of the city, separating it from “60” bypass road. As a result, the Palestinians’ movement was obstructed. On the same day, the Israeli forces established 4 checkpoints at the southern entrance to Dura, at the entrance to al-Fawar refugee camp, at the northern entrance to Hebron, and at the entrance to Beit Ummer village.

On Friday, 08 December 2017, Israeli forces established 6 checkpoints at the entrance to al-Fawar and al-Aroub refugee camps, at the northern entrance to Hebron, at the northern entrance to Yatta village, at the entrances to Kharsa and Ummer villages, and on Tarousa Road between Dura City and its western villages.

On Sunday, 10 December 2017, Israeli forces established 4 checkpoints at the entrances to Ethna, Bani Na’iem and al-Moreq villages and at the entrance to al-Fawar refugee camp.

On Monday, 11 December 2017, 5 similar checkpoints were established at the southern entrance to Hebron (al-Fahs); on Tarousa Road, west of Dura; at the entrance to Samou’a village, at the entrance to Wad al-Jouz Road, east of Bani Ma’iem village; and on al-Hawawour Road.

On Wednesday, 13 December 2017, Israeli forces established 5 checkpoints at the southern entrances to Halhoul village and Hebron, at the entrance to Beit Ummer village, and at the entrance to al-‘Aroub refugee camp.

 

  • Qalqiliyia: Israeli forces established (5) checkpoints all over the city.

 

On Sunday, 10 December 2017, Israeli forces established 3 checkpoints between ‘Azoun and Kafur Laqif villages, between the entrances to ‘Azoun and Kafur Laqif villages and between Jayyous and ‘Azoun villages, east of Qalqiliyia.

On Monday, 11 December 2017, Israeli forces established 2 checkpoints at the eastern entrance to Qalqiliyia and at the entrance to ‘Azoun village, east of the city.

 

  • Salfit: Israeli forces established (10) checkpoints all over the city.

 

At approximately 23:00 on Thursday, 07 December 2017, Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the eastern entrance to Kaful Hares village, north of Salfit.

At approximately 21:20 on Friday, 08 December 2017, Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the intersection of Qarawet Bani Hassan village, northwest of Salfit.

On Saturday, 09 December 2017, 3 similar checkpoints were established at the entrances to Kafur al-Deek and Deir Balout villages, west of Salfit, and at the entrance to Askaka village, east of the city.

On Monday, 11 December 2017, Israeli forces established 5 checkpoints at the northern entrance to Salfit; at the entrance to Kafur al-Deek village, at the entrance to Burqeen village, west of the city; at the northern entrance to Merdah village, north of the city; and under the bridge of Askaka village, east of the city.

 

 

Tulkarm:

At approximately 15:25 on Friday, 08 December 2017, Israeli forces tightened its measures at ‘Inab checkpoint, east of Tulkarm, and obstructed Palestinian civilians’ movement. At approximately 19:20, the Israeli forces tightened its measures again and obstructed the Palestinians’ movement until 20:20.

 

Arrests at Military Checkpoints:

 

  • At approximately 03:00 on Friday, 08 December 2017, Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the eastern entrance to Qalqiliyia. They searched Palestinian civilians’ vehicles and checked their IDs. They then arrested Mohamed Fathi Mohamed al-Baz, from Nablus.
  • At approximately 11:00, Israeli forces stationed near the military watchtower established at the annexation wall in Beit al-Roush al-Fouqa area, west of Dura, southwest of Hebron, arrested Wisam ‘Isaa Haribat (28) and Basil Sufian Kashour (30). The reason for their arrest is still unknown.
  • At approximately 14:00 on Friday, Israeli forces deployed in the Hebron’s Old City neighborhoods and arrested Mohamed Maher Qafisha (30) while he was near the old municipality office. The Israeli forces claimed that Mohamed’s vehicle collided with a military vehicle by mistake.
  • At approximately 12:00 on Sunday, 10 December 2017, Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the entrance to Hablah village, south of Qalqiliyia. They searched Palestinian civilians’ vehicles and checked their IDs. They then arrested Omar Mo’ien Hussain (21), from ‘Azoun village.
  • On Tuesday, 12 December 2017, Israeli forces stationed at a military checkpoint established at the southern entrance to al-Ibrahimi Mosque in the Hebron’s Old City, arrested Bashar Jehad Ghaith (17), and Mahmoud Ali al-‘Ajlouni (17). Both of them were then taken to a police station in “Kriyat ‘Arab’” settlement, east of the city.
  • At approximately 12:00 on Wednesday, 13 December 2017, Israeli forces arrested Abdullah al-Badan (39) along with his son Jawad (16), at the intersection of Western Taqou’ village, southeast of Bethlehem.

 

Efforts to Create Jewish majority

 

Israeli forces escalated their attacks on Palestinian civilians and their property. They have also continued their raids on al-Aqsa Mosque and denied the Palestinians access to it:

 

  • Arrests and Incursions:

 

  • At approximately 12:30 on Thursday, 07 December 2017, Israeli forces moved into al-Issawiyah village, northeast of occupied Jerusalem. They raided and searched dozens of houses, from which they arrested (10) civilians, including (5) children. Israeli forces later withdrew taking the arrestees with them. Those arrestees were identified as, Mohammed Anas Dari (14); Ameer Gharib; Mohammed al-Kaswani (18); Ahmed Derbas (14); Yazen Jaber (19); Fayez Moheisen (18); Mohamed Ayman Ubeid (19); Anas Ali Abu Assab (17); Laith Mahmoud (14); Adam Mustafa (15).

 

  • At approximately 01:00, on Friday, 08 December 2017, Israeli forces moved into the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem. They raided and searched dozens of houses, from which they arrested (4) civilians. The civilians were identified as, Maged Ragheb al- Ja’ba (23); Jehad Naser Qus (24); Rawhi Mohammad al-Kalghasi (22); Hamza Melhis (19).

 

  • At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Ras al-‘Amoud neighborhood, east of occupied Jerusalem. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Oday Rebhi Sa’ad Addin Sunnokrot (24). They arrested the abovementioned civilian and later withdrew taking him to an unknown destination.

 

  • At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces moved into al-Tour Mount, east of occupied Jerusalem. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Mustafa Raed al-Hashlamon (20). The Israeli forces arrested the aforementioned civilian and later withdrew taking him to an unknown destination.
  • At approximately 03:00, on Friday, Israeli forces moved into Wadi al-Joz, in occupied East Jerusalem. They raided and searched a number of houses, from which they arrested Noor Salem Shalabi (19) and Mohammad Abu Shusha (20). The Israeli forces later withdrew taking them to an unknown destination.
  • At approximately 00:00 on Tuesday, 12 December 2017, Israeli forces moved into Sho’fat refugee camp, north of occupied Jerusalem. They raided and searched houses from which they arrested ‘Amar Abu al-Sa’d (34), Zaki Mohamed Ali (29) and Nizar Mohamed Ali (27).
  • At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into Silwan village, south of occupied Jerusalem’s Old City. They raided and searched a house belonging to Basil Mohamed Doweek (17) and arrested him.
  • At approximately 14:00 on Monday, 11 December 2017, Israeli forces arrested 3 children while returning from the school in Ras al-‘Amoud area, east of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City, and then took them to an investigation center. The arrested persons were identified as Jihad Qwider (15), Mahmoud Shehadah (13), and Ahmed Khalifah (14).
  • At approximately 02:00 on Wednesday, 13 December 2017, Israeli forces moved into al-‘Issawiyia village, northeast of occupied Jerusalem. They raided and searched dozens houses from which they arrested 18 civilians, including 6 children. PCHR keeps the names of the arrested persons.
  • At approximately 07:00 on Wednesay, Israeli forces arrested Mohanad Wael Da’nah (16) while heading to the school in Silwan village, south of occupied Jerusalem.

 

  • House demolitions and notices:

 

  • At approximately 09:00 on Sunday, 10 December 2017, Israel Nature and Parks Authority uprooted and cut trees in Bab al-Rahma Cemetery adjacent to the eastern wall of Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem. During this, they arrested the Secretary of Fatah Movement in Silwan, Ahmad al-‘Abasi, and Khaled Al-Zir. According to PCHR’s investigations and what eyewitnesses said, Israeli forces moved into the Cemetery accompanied by a staff from the Israel Nature and Parks Authority and started to uproot and cut trees in an area known as “al-Salawna Cemetery”, claiming to be doing cleaning work, in addition to establishing a fence around the area. The families attempted to prevent them from cutting the trees in the Cemetery and clutched the trees. However, the Israeli forces forcibly distanced them, assaulted others by pushing them, and arrested al-‘Abasi and Al-Zir. It should be mentioned that several areas in Bab al-Rahmah are threatened of confiscation for the interest of establishing tracks for the “Talmud Gardens and tourists”. Israel Nature and Parks Authority has several times tried to tamper with cemeteries, put barbed wires, and ban burying in some limbs of them, preparing to confiscate them. In addition, the Authority hinders the work of families when they do the cleaning works in the cemetery.

 

  • Efforts to Create a Jewish Majority in Occupied East Jerusalem:

 

Use of force against demonstrations protesting the U.S. President’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel:

 

  • On Thursday, 07 December 2017, Israeli forces used force to disperse a demonstration organized by dozens of Palestinians at Bab al-‘Amoud (Damascus Gate) area and streets around it in East Jerusalem protesting the decision of the U.S. President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel. The protest continued until the evening when Israeli Special Forces and mounted police officers attempted to forcibly suppress the protestors several times by beating and pushing them. They also closed the area with iron barriers. At approximately 16:30, the soldiers evacuated the area after they attacked the protestors and moved them away. After that, the protestors then moved to the “American House” in the city and put Palestinian Kufiyah and flag on the gates, but the Israeli police immediately removed the flag and moved the protestors away from the gate. During the protest, the Israeli forces attacked the journalists and ambulance crews in Bab al-‘Amoud area. They also attacked a group of elderly men and women and beat a young man, who already suffered a fractured foot and walks with a crutch. Moreover, the Israeli forces arrested 7 civilians, including 5 children, namely Mustafa Khuwais (12), Mohammed al-Saleimah (12), Omer Abu Ermilah (19), Mahmoud al-Shawish (17), Abdul Rahman Abu ‘Omeir (16), Monther al-Junaidi (19), and Majd Nader Sa’edah (17).

 

  • Following Friday prayer on 08 December 2017, Palestinians organized a demosnrtation and made their way from the yard of al-Qibli Mosque to the Dome of the Rock during which they raised Palestinian flags and chanted slogans for Jerusalem and al-Aqsa Mosque. Dozens of Turkish people participated in the protest and raised the Turkish and Palestinian flags. The protestors headed to Bab al-‘Amoud (Damascus Gate) via the al-Majles Gate. However, the Israeli forces deployed on al-Wad Street, established iron checkpoints, prevented hundreds of protestors from moving forward, beat and pushed them, confiscated the flags, forcibly dispersed them and smashed glass of some shops on the streets. Dozens of civilians were able to reach al-‘Amoud Gate and protested in the area for several hours. The Israeli forces attempted to evacuate the yard of al-‘Amoud Gate by attacking the protestors and forcibly move them away and disperse the protest, which continued until Maghreb (sunset) prayer, but the civilians insisted to stay despite the Israeli attacks. At approximately 17:00, the Israeli forces evacuated the yard of al-‘Amoud Gate. As a result of the Israeli attacks, 2 civilians sustained bruises. The Israeli forces also chased the protestors into al-Sultan Suleiman and al-Mesrarah Streets as the mounted police officers chased them in order to evacuate the area amidst firing live and metal bullets and sound bombs. As a result, a 16-year-old civilian sustained a live bullet wound. Israeli forces arrested 9 civilians, including 6 children, and questioned them under the pretext of “attacking the police”. The arrestees were identified Abdul Nasser ‘Afanah (14), Sa’di Barqan (15), Mo’men al-Karki (15), Ahmed Fawaqah (15), Yasin al-Resheq (17), Anas Qasem (18), Sami al-Tawil (18), Soheib Siam (17) and Ibrahim Saleh (19).

 

  • In the evening hours, dozens of Palestinian civilians organized a protest in al-Rour Mount, al-Isawiyah, and al-Ram and al-‘Ezariyah villages in the vicinity of a checkpoint of Shu’fat refugee camp. The Israeli forces closed some streets that were in the vicinity of the confrontation areas while Palestinian young men threw Molotov Cocktails and stones at them. The soldiers fired rubber-coated metal bullets and tear gas canisters at the protestors. As a result, 2 civilians from al-Issawiyah village, was hit with shrapnel of tear gas canisters. The Israeli forces also arrested 4 civilians during the clashes, but their names were not identified.

 

  • On Saturday, 09 December 2017, for the third consecutive day, dozens of Palestinian civilians organized protests in East Jerusalem to condemn the decision of the U.S. President Donald Trump. On Salah Eden Street in the center of the city, dozens of Palestinians gathered raising Palestinian flags and chanting slogans against the U.S. decision. Before the protestors moved to al-‘Amoud Gate area, the Israeli forces surrounded the participants, and ordered them to move away from the street. Few minutes later, the Israeli Special forces surrounded the protestors from all sides and began beating and pushing the participants in order to forcibly disperse them. After that, the amounted police forces moved into the area and attacked the participants, civilians, and press and ambulance crews and then chased them to the shops and roads, forcing the shops owners to close. The protests on Salah Eden Street continued until the evening. Israeli forces arrested Jehad Abu Znaid, Member of the PLC, and beat her. They also arrested Nasser Qaws, Director of the Prisoner’s Club, and Asil Fehmi Abu Laial (25), and beat her and took off her veil (Hijab). Lawyer Khaldoun Najem said to PCHR that the Israeli forces arrested 14 civilians, including 3 children, and transferred 2 of them to the hospital. One of the wounded civilians sustained wounds to the head and throughout his body and fainted, and the other was a child, who sustained a fracture to his hand palm. Thus, the number of the arrestees increased into 17 civilians, including 3 children and 2 women. The Palestinian ambulance crews said that they conducted premiere medical examinations for a number of the arrestees at Salah Eden Police Station and found that the arrestees sustained wounds, bruises and fractures so the ambulance transferred 2 civilians to receive medical treatment.

(PCHR keeps the names of the arrested civilians)

 

  • On Monday, 11 December 2017, protests organized by dozens of Palestinian civilians continued for the fifth consecutive day in al-‘Amoud Gate’s Yard. The protests continued from the morning until the evening during which Israeli forces attempted to suppress the protestors several times by beating and pushing them. The soldiers also chased a girl, who was carrying the Palestinian flag, and beat her and confiscated the flag.

 

 

  • Settlement activities and attacks by settlers against Palestinian civilians and property

 

 

 Israeli settlers’ attacks

  • At approximately 09:40 on Friday, 08 December 2017, Israeli settlers accompanied with the Israeli Minister of Agriculture and the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, and backed by the Israeli Forces, moved into the area of Ras an-Nkheel, east of Qasrah Village, southeast of Nablus City. The settlers; some of whom were armed, gathered where the villagers detained settlers previously in a cave on 04 December 2017. Before the Israeli forces intervened to force them out, dozens of settlers gathered at the eastern entrance to the village, responding to an invitation from a settlement organization to come to the cave. The settlers headed to the cave, performed some Talmud rituals in front of it and danced in the area, so dozens of the villagers gathered in the area. A number of the Israeli soldiers stepped out of their military vehicles and fired a torrent of tear gas canisters at the Palestinian civilians. As a result, dozens of them suffered tear gas inhalation and received treatment on the spot.

 

  • On Saturday morning, 09 December 2017, residents of Qasrah village, southeast of Nablus, wake up and found that Israeli settlers of “Magdolim” settlement, damaged around 20 olive trees planted 5 and 10 years ago in a plot of land located in Ras Suniyiah area at the intersection of “Magdolim” settlement, from the eastern side. The plot of land belongs to Mohamed Shehadah Abed al-‘Aziz ‘Odah.

 

Recommendations to the International Community

 

PCHR warns of the escalating settlement construction in the West Bank, the attempts to legitimize settlement outposts established on Palestinian lands in the West Bank and the continued summary executions of Palestinian civilians under the pretext that they pose a security threat to the Israeli forces. PCHR reminds the international community that thousands of Palestinian civilians have been rendered homeless and lived in caravans under tragic circumstances due to the latest Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip that has been under a tight closure for almost 11 years. PCHR welcomes the UN Security Council’s Resolution No. 2334, which states that settlements are a blatant violation of the Geneva Conventions and calls upon Israel to stop them and not to recognize any demographic change in the oPt since 1967.  PCHR hopes this resolution will pave the way for eliminating the settlement crime and bring to justice those responsible for it. PCHR further reiterates that the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, are still under Israeli occupation in spite of Israel’s unilateral disengagement plan of 2005.  PCHR emphasizes that there is international recognition of Israel’s obligation to respect international human rights instruments and international humanitarian law.  Israel is bound to apply international human rights law and the law of war, sometimes reciprocally and other times in parallel, in a way that achieves the best protection for civilians and remedy for the victims.

  1. PCHR calls upon the international community to respect the Security Council’s Resolution No. 2334 and to ensure that Israel respects it as well, in particular point 5 which obliges Israel not to deal with settlements as if they were part of Israel.
  2. PCHR calls upon the ICC in 2017 to open an investigation into Israeli crimes committed in the oPt, particularly the settlement crimes and the 2014 offensive on the Gaza Strip.
  3. PCHR Calls upon the European Union (EU) and all international bodies to boycott settlements and ban working and investing in them in application of their obligations according to international human rights law and international humanitarian law considering settlements as a war crime.
  4. PCHR calls upon the international community to use all available means to allow the Palestinian people to enjoy their right to self-determination through the establishment of the Palestinian State, which was recognized by the UN General Assembly with a vast majority, using all international legal mechanisms, including sanctions to end the occupation of the State of Palestine.
  5. PCHR calls upon the international community and United Nations to take all necessary measures to stop Israeli policies aimed at creating a Jewish demographic majority in Jerusalem and at voiding Palestine from its original inhabitants through deportations and house demolitions as a collective punishment, which violates international humanitarian law, amounting to a crime against humanity.
  6. PCHR calls upon the international community to condemn summary executions carried out by Israeli forces against Palestinians and to pressurize Israel to stop them.
  7. PCHR calls upon the States Parties to the Rome Statute of the ICC to work hard to hold Israeli war criminals accountable.
  8. PCHR calls upon the High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Conventions to fulfill their obligations under article (1) of the Convention to ensure respect for the Conventions under all circumstances, and under articles (146) and (147) to search for and prosecute those responsible for committing grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions to ensure justice and remedy for Palestinian victims, especially in light of the almost complete denial of justice for them before the Israeli judiciary.
  9. PCHR calls upon the international community to speed up the reconstruction process necessary because of the destruction inflicted by the Israeli offensive on Gaza.
  10. PCHR calls for a prompt intervention to compel the Israeli authorities to lift the closure that obstructs the freedom of movement of goods and 1.8 million civilians that experience unprecedented economic, social, political and cultural hardships due to collective punishment policies and retaliatory action against civilians.
  11. PCHR calls upon the European Union to apply human rights standards embedded in the EU-Israel Association Agreement and to respect its obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights when dealing with Israel.
  12. PCHR calls upon the international community, especially states that import Israeli weapons and military services, to meet their moral and legal responsibility not to allow Israel to use the offensive in Gaza to test new weapons and not accept training services based on the field experience in Gaza in order to avoid turning Palestinian civilians in Gaza into testing objects for Israeli weapons and military tactics.
  13. PCHR calls upon the parties to international human rights instruments, especially the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), to pressurize Israel to comply with its provisions in the oPt and to compel it to incorporate the human rights situation in the oPt in its reports submitted to the relevant committees.
  14. PCHR calls upon the EU and international human rights bodies to pressurize the Israeli forces to stop their attacks against Palestinian fishermen and farmers, mainly in the border area.

Taking Thirty pieces of silver, advocating for israel pays well: Salaries of nonprofit heads

Advocating for Israel pays well: Salaries of nonprofit heads

If Americans Knew | December 12, 2017

Rabbi Marvin Hier (center) and his wife Marlene with actor Dustin Hoffman at the premiere of “Against the Tide” on February 4, 2009 in Los Angeles. The Hiers and their son receive total annual compensation of $1.4 million.
If Americans Knew | December 12, 2017

Heads of nonprofits that support Israel receive compensation in the hundreds of thousands of dollars up to, in a few cases, over a million dollars.

Politicians reaping money from the Israel lobby (e.g. Tom Cotton received close to a million dollars from the Emergency Committee for Israel; Haim Saban and his wife donated $11.5 million to pro-Clinton super PACs, along with large sums to the Clinton Foundation) are not the only ones to benefit from supporting Israel.

Executive directors of nonprofits that support Israel receive compensation in the hundreds of thousands of dollars up to almost $2 million.

The Forward recently compiled a list of their earnings. It reported that Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center received $818,148 and that his spouse and his son also work for the center, giving them an annual total $1.4 million.

According to the Forward the Hiers were not alone in surpassing a million dollars compensation – in 2016, the CEO of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland received compensation of $1.3 million, and in 2014 the CEO of Boston’s Jewish federation received almost $2 million.

Below are some members of the Forward’s list for 2016

(All the individuals below head up organizations that spend part or all of their time in activities supportive of Israel):

Simon Wiesenthal Center
$818,148
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
$735,1811
American Israel Public Affairs Committee
$720,194
The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore
$664,489
Jewish Federations of North America
$636,559
Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston
$634,572
Republican Jewish Coalition
$632,950
Birthright Israel Foundation
$609,0561
Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metro Chicago
$564,955
Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland
$546,515
Anti-Defamation League
$545,441
American Jewish Committee
$539,016
UJA Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York
$530,000
Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles
$525,594
Greater Miami Jewish Federation
$519,436
Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County
$507,430
Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life
$495,307
Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
$487,4501
Foundation for Jewish Camp
$460,501
The Israel Project
$460,160
Conference of Presidents Of Major Jewish Organizations
$452,693
Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco
$449,7502
Zionist Organization of America
$448,063
Jewish Community Centers Association of North America
$445,0002
Jewish National Fund
$435,011
Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
$432,199
Hadassah
$409,818
B’nai Brith International
$405,708
United Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh
$351,7981
United Jewish Communities of MetroWest New Jersey
$352,236
American Jewish World Service
$330,000
Center for Jewish History
$325,0002
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit
$323,065
Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs
$315,0003
CLAL (National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership)
$309,7343
Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta
$308,5781
CLAL (National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership)
$289,9843
J Street
$259,203
Stand With Us
$246,127
ORT America
$235,0001
Bend The Arc
$233,579
Americans for Peace Now
$228,866
Agudath Israel of America
$220,058
Jewish Council for Public Affairs
$205,160
Hazon
$202,811
Keshet
$153,462
Israeli-American Council
$135,6723

For full list go to The Forward.

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