Ever have one of those days? In the Occupied Palestinian Territories, you never know whether your house, or your car, or your family members will be there when the day is done.
3-year-old Louay was not allowed to have his mother present for his chemo treatments in Nablus because she is a “first-degree relative of a Hamas member.” But following widespread reporting, Louay’s mother was informed that she will be allowed to join him.
With many thanks to the Goldin family – whose son’s remains are being held by Hamas – Israel is withholding humanitarian exit permits, especially to Gazans “related to Hamas members.” This leaves little Louay without a relative for his trips to Nablus for chemo.
Jewish settlers burnt scores of acres of Palestinian farms near Nablus in the occupied West Bank, damaging hundreds of citrus trees and likely to impact the harvest. Palestinian fire fighters could not access the fire due to the presence of Israeli occupation forces and extremist settlers.