Over 1,500 Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails began a hunger strike on April 17. Israel responded by placing Marwan Barghouti, the movement’s leader, in solitary confinement, and said it will not negotiate with the prisoners.
Category: Human Rights
As with every year, Israel issued a number of permits for West Bank and Gaza Christians to enter Jerusalem during Easter. But then it imposed a week-long closure on the occupied territories for the Jewish Passover holiday, which coincided with Easter celebrations, thus deeming all permits void for this week.
Ha’aretz: A mother of 10 has been incapacitated since Israeli soldiers shot her 13 years ago, as she stood in her living room. Neither she nor any of thousands of other noncombatants hurt by the army is eligible for compensation…
Israel is threatening to demolish the home of Abbas Qar’an, his wife, and their four children, which was built in 1960. Two other anti-occupation activists’ families have received similar demolition notices.
Over 100 men, women and children were murdered by members of the Zionist terror groups Irgun and Stern Gang at Deir Yassin. The massacre was part of “Plan Dalet,” an ethnic cleansing operation designed to remove non-Jewish inhabitants from historic Palestine in order to create a Jewish state.
Fourteen years ago this month, Tom Hurndall, a 22-year old student and photographer, was shot in the head by an Israeli sniper in Gaza as he tried to rescue small Palestinian girls from Israeli gunfire.
State of Terror: How Terrorism Created Modern Israel by Thomas Suarez explains how violence and terror were used by Zionist militias against Arabs and the British to transform Arab Palestine into a Jewish state.
The attackers were not charged with hate crimes. The JDL has a history of plotting and executing acts of violence against Arabs and has been classified by the FBI as a “right-wing terrorist group.”
Just 42% of Gazans were allowed to travel to Israel for medical treatment last December. Cancer rates among Palestinian children have increased by 40% since 2008, but their parents are sometimes told by Israel to become informants if they want their children to cross the border for treatment. Appointment delays for Palestinian patients are the highest they’ve ever been recorded.
Ha’aretz reports: American actor Richard Gere, who visited Israel earlier this month to promote his new film, “Norman,” had one analogy to make after touring the West Bank city of Hebron… “It’s exactly what the Old South was in America. Blacks knew where they could go, they could drink from that fountain, they couldn’t go…
B’Tselem: Soldiers drag 8-year-old from house to house in Hebron for over an hour in search of stone-throwers [Video]
Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem reports: On 19 March 2017, around midday, eight-year-old Sufian Abu Hitah was wandering barefoot outside his house in Hebron looking for a toy he had lost, when a group of at least 15 soldiers seized him. Two soldiers grabbed the boy by the arms and dragged him to the al-Harika…
Telesur reports that just days after a U.N. report accusing Israel of apartheid was pulled because of Israeli and U.S. pressure, another U.N. agency issued a scathing report charging Israel with “subjugation of humanity” in Palestine…
Khalaf writes that the UN report on Israeli apartheid was removed due to pressure by states who violate the rights of people going through a period of suffering unparalleled in their modern history… the flood of catastrophes today is the result of a stream of injustices that were either ignored, plastered over, or openly endorsed by powerful governments…”
A UN agency has accused Israel of imposing an “apartheid regime” of racial discrimination on the Palestinian people.
Ten years ago, If Americans Knew released a video about the Israeli policy of strip-searching women and children. View the video, called “The Easiest Targets,” or read an article describing the interviews contained in it.