– IMEMC News https://imemc.org International Middle East Media Center Mon, 20 Jan 2020 17:46:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 Severe Torture in Israeli Prisons Targets Palestinian Steadfastness: Walid Hanatsheh, Samer Arbeed, Mays Abu Ghosh and More https://imemc.org/article/severe-torture-in-israeli-prisons-targets-palestinian-steadfastness-walid-hanatsheh-samer-arbeed-mays-abu-ghosh-and-more/ Mon, 20 Jan 2020 17:44:46 +0000 http://imemc.org/?p=110705 Severe Torture in Israeli Prisons Targets Palestinian Steadfastness: Walid Hanatsheh, Samer Arbeed, Mays Abu Ghosh and More Photo: Walid Hanatsheh after his interrogation. In the last months of 2019 and early 2020, a growing number of cases of severe physical torture against Palestinian detainees carried out by Israeli Shin Bet interrogators have been documented.]]> Severe Torture in Israeli Prisons Targets Palestinian Steadfastness: Walid Hanatsheh, Samer Arbeed, Mays Abu Ghosh and More
Photo: Walid Hanatsheh after his interrogation.

In the last months of 2019 and early 2020, a growing number of cases of severe physical torture against Palestinian detainees carried out by Israeli Shin Bet interrogators have been documented.]]> UN Experts Unveil Letter Condemning Germany’s Targeting of BDS Movement https://imemc.org/article/un-experts-unveil-letter-condemning-germanys-targeting-of-bds-movement/ Mon, 20 Jan 2020 17:34:19 +0000 http://imemc.org/?p=110703 UN Experts Unveil Letter Condemning Germany’s Targeting of BDS Movement Five United Nations special rapporteurs have unveiled a letter to the German government censuring a German law that targets a pro-Palestinian boycott movement while insisting that criticism of the Israeli regime “is not anti-Semitic.”   The UN experts made the letter public this week, after the 60-day reply period ended […]]]> UN Experts Unveil Letter Condemning Germany’s Targeting of BDS Movement

Five United Nations special rapporteurs have unveiled a letter to the German government censuring a German law that targets a pro-Palestinian boycott movement while insisting that criticism of the Israeli regime “is not anti-Semitic.”

 

The UN experts made the letter public this week, after the 60-day reply period ended without a response from the German officials in Berlin, the UK-based Middle East Eye reported Friday.

 

In May 2019, the German parliament passed a motion condemning the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement as anti-Semitic.]]> UN Calls for International Support to the Occupied Palestinian Territory https://imemc.org/article/un-calls-for-international-support-to-the-occupied-palestinian-territory/ Mon, 20 Jan 2020 17:26:31 +0000 http://imemc.org/?p=110701 UN Calls for International Support to the Occupied Palestinian Territory Following a six-day visit to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ursula Mueller, called on the international community to ensure continued commitment and consistent and sustained funding to help alleviate the challenges faced by Palestinians in Gaza […]]]> UN Calls for International Support to the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Following a six-day visit to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ursula Mueller, called on the international community to ensure continued commitment and consistent and sustained funding to help alleviate the challenges faced by Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.

“My visit leaves me concerned,” Mueller declared, according to WAFA. “The challenges here are immense, but recent positive steps, along with the extraordinary people I met, give me hope that there are opportunities for improvement.]]> Report: Israel Steals Land, Erects Nature Reserves and National Parks to Expand Settlements https://imemc.org/article/report-israel-steals-land-erects-nature-reserves-and-national-parks-to-expand-settlements/ Mon, 20 Jan 2020 17:14:57 +0000 http://imemc.org/?p=110698 Report: Israel Steals Land, Erects Nature Reserves and National Parks to Expand Settlements Madeeha Araj/PNN The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements stated, in its latest weekly report , that the far-right Israeli Defense Minister, Naftali Bennett announced, last week, the approval of seven nature reserves in the West Bank, with an area of 130,000-State dunams — 20,000 of which ones […]]]> Report: Israel Steals Land, Erects Nature Reserves and National Parks to Expand Settlements

Madeeha Araj/PNN

The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements stated, in its latest weekly report , that the far-right Israeli Defense Minister, Naftali Bennett announced, last week, the approval of seven nature reserves in the West Bank, with an area of 130,000-State dunams — 20,000 of which ones belong to Palestinian citizens. Bennett’s announcement also included approval for expansion of 12 already existing and approved by the Civil Administration in 2008.

The announcement included Wadi Al-Malha Reserve, 14,236 dunams; Wadi Tireza Reserve, 200 dunams; and Wadi Ogh Reserve, 5,700 dunams — all private Palestinian lands.]]> Army Issues Orders For The Demolition Of 18 Homes In Hebron https://imemc.org/article/army-issues-orders-for-the-demolition-of-18-homes-in-hebron/ Mon, 20 Jan 2020 13:23:35 +0000 http://imemc.org/?p=110695 Army Issues Orders For The Demolition Of 18 Homes In Hebron Israeli soldiers invaded, Monday, Umm al-Kheir village in Masafer Yatta area, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and handed demolition orders targeting 18 homes. Fuad al-‘Amour, the coordinator of the Protection and Steadfastness Committee in Masafer Yatta, said the homes are owned by members of the families […]]]> Army Issues Orders For The Demolition Of 18 Homes In Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, Monday, Umm al-Kheir village in Masafer Yatta area, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and handed demolition orders targeting 18 homes.

Fuad al-‘Amour, the coordinator of the Protection and Steadfastness Committee in Masafer Yatta, said the homes are owned by members of the families of al-Hathalin, al-Masri, at-Tibna and al-Faqeer.

Al-‘Amour added that the army is alleging the homes were built without permits from the “Civil Administration Office,” the administrative and executive branch of Israel’s illegal occupation of the West Bank.]]> PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct fifteen Palestinians In West Bank” https://imemc.org/article/pps-israeli-soldiers-abduct-fifteen-palestinians-in-west-bank/ Mon, 20 Jan 2020 12:48:32 +0000 http://imemc.org/?p=110693 PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct fifteen Palestinians In West Bank” Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least fifteen Palestinians, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the army brought with them two imprisoned Palestinians, identified as Miqdad al-Qawasmi and Mo’tasem Natsha, and violently searched […]]]> PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct fifteen Palestinians In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least fifteen Palestinians, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported.

The PPS said the army brought with them two imprisoned Palestinians, identified as Miqdad al-Qawasmi and Mo’tasem Natsha, and violently searched their homes in addition to their surrounding lands, in Hebron governorate, in southern West Bank.

Th soldiers also invaded and ransacked many homes in Hebron city, and installed roadblocks at the main entrances leading to Sa’ir and Halhoul town, in addition to Hebron’s northern and southern roads, before stopping and searching dozens of cars, and examined the ID cards of scores of Palestinians.]]> Due To Ongoing Israeli Excavations, Seven Jerusalem Families Ordered To Evict Their Homes https://imemc.org/article/due-to-ongoing-israeli-excavations-seven-jerusalem-families-ordered-to-evict-their-homes/ Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:11:16 +0000 http://imemc.org/?p=110685 Due To Ongoing Israeli Excavations, Seven Jerusalem Families Ordered To Evict Their Homes The City Council in occupied Jerusalem issued orders, on Sunday evening, instructing seven Palestinian families in Bab as-Silsila (Chain Gate) neighborhood to leave their homes due to ongoing Israeli excavations under them, rendering the properties unsafe. Jerusalem Governor Adnan Gheith told the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) that the […]]]> Due To Ongoing Israeli Excavations, Seven Jerusalem Families Ordered To Evict Their Homes

The City Council in occupied Jerusalem issued orders, on Sunday evening, instructing seven Palestinian families in Bab as-Silsila (Chain Gate) neighborhood to leave their homes due to ongoing Israeli excavations under them, rendering the properties unsafe.

Jerusalem Governor Adnan Gheith told the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) that the excavations are carried out by the municipality of the occupied city and various colonialist organizations and aim at forcing the Palestinians out of their homes.

Gheith Added that this has been happening for years, especially in Bab as-Silsila (Chain Gate), Silwan town, and the Old City, and stated that this is all part of Israel’s illegal policies targeting the existence of the indigenous Palestinian population in the occupied city, in direct violation of all related international laws and agreements.]]> Israeli Court Doubles Prison Sentence Of Detained Palestinian Teen https://imemc.org/article/israeli-court-doubles-prison-sentence-of-detained-palestinian-teen/ Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:37:35 +0000 http://imemc.org/?p=110690 Israeli Court Doubles Prison Sentence Of Detained Palestinian Teen The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported, last Thursday, that an Israeli appellate court has accepted an appeal filed by the prosecutor’s office demanding to raise the prison sentence of a detained Palestinian teen from the 18 years to life in prison. The PPS stated that the ruling was part […]]]> Israeli Court Doubles Prison Sentence Of Detained Palestinian Teen

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported, last Thursday, that an Israeli appellate court has accepted an appeal filed by the prosecutor’s office demanding to raise the prison sentence of a detained Palestinian teen from the 18 years to life in prison.

The PPS stated that the ruling was part of a deliberate Israeli policy targeting dozens of detainees, including Ayham Sabah, 18, who was only 14 years of age when he was taken prisoner.

The teen was convicted of killing an off-duty Israeli soldier at a shopping center on February 18th, 2016 and was ordered to pay more than a million Israeli shekels in compensation for the family of the soldier, identified as http://imemc.org/?p=110672 Israel Orders The Demolition Of Four Homes In Jerusalem An Israeli court ruled, Sunday, in favor of the demolition of four Palestinian homes in Wad al-Hummus neighborhood, in Sur Baher town, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem. The homes are owned by Na’im Oleywa, Osama Hamad, Mohammad Abu Teir, and Na’im al-Atrash. The only building that is not inhabited yet, […]]]> Israel Orders The Demolition Of Four Homes In Jerusalem

An Israeli court ruled, Sunday, in favor of the demolition of four Palestinian homes in Wad al-Hummus neighborhood, in Sur Baher town, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem.

The homes are owned by Na’im Oleywa, Osama Hamad, Mohammad Abu Teir, and Na’im al-Atrash.

The only building that is not inhabited yet, and is still under construction, is a three-story home, owned by Na’im al-Atrash.]]> Israeli Court Orders Removal Of Palestinians From Their Residential Building in Silwan https://imemc.org/article/israeli-court-orders-removal-of-palestinians-from-their-residential-building-in-silwan/ Sun, 19 Jan 2020 23:36:03 +0000 http://imemc.org/?p=110669 Israeli Court Orders Removal Of Palestinians From Their Residential Building in Silwan The Israeli District Court in occupied Jerusalem has ordered the removal of a Palestinian family from their residential building in Batn al-Hawa neighborhood, in Silwan town, to replace them with colonialist settlers. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the court ruled in favor of Ateret […]]]> Israeli Court Orders Removal Of Palestinians From Their Residential Building in Silwan

The Israeli District Court in occupied Jerusalem has ordered the removal of a Palestinian family from their residential building in Batn al-Hawa neighborhood, in Silwan town, to replace them with colonialist settlers.

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the court ruled in favor of Ateret Cohanim colonialist organization, that claims ownership of the land.

Silwanic stated that the Rajabi family filed appeals with the court after receiving eviction orders in the year 2016 and has been trying to prove its ownership of the land and the building.]]>