On Wednesday, Israeli forces killed Mohammad, the 11th Palestinian child victim of Israel in the West Bank in 2021. A few days before they had killed a 17-year-old. Today, they shot dead a 20-year-old participating in Mohammad’s funeral march. Also today, Israeli soldiers broke into and ransacked the local Defense for Children International office. Tuesday, Israeli forces killed a 41-year-old Palestinian man. In the middle of all this, the House advanced a bill to give Israel billions of Americans’ tax dollars.
Tags: police brutality
The village of Nabi Saleh, home to ordinary Palestinian families, has peacefully resisted Israel’s ongoing confiscation of their land for years. On Friday, the community was shattered by the senseless death of yet another of their own at the hands of Israeli forces.
Multiple sworn affidavits from the past few weeks testify to rampant, systemic Israeli police attacks and brutal beatings of Palestinian citizens of Israel – protesters, minors, innocent bystanders, and even attorneys – inside the city’s police station; floor of ‘torture room’ was covered in blood from violent police beatings.
The Israeli police ran over him, beat him, and instead of calling an ambulance, they arrested him – because he had a Palestinian flag on his bicycle.
A day after abducting 22 Palestinians around the West Bank, dozens of Israeli soldiers storm more homes and abduct 2 more.
Within hours after a ceasefire with Gaza begins, Israeli security forces raided the al Aqsa mosque after Friday prayers, claiming they were responding to stone-throwing. Meanwhile, Gaza digs out of the rubble left after 11 days of Israeli airstrikes.
NY Times report: A little-noticed police action in Jerusalem last month was one of several incidents that led to the current crisis in which Israel is using violence against Palestinians in Gaza, East Jerusalem, and the West Bank.
Tensions have been running especially high in Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories, as Israel violently clamps down on Palestinian protests against occupation and land confiscation and other human rights violations. Read these short reports, all from Friday, May 6th.
The situation in Sheikh Jarrah, a Palestinian neighborhood of Jerusalem, continues to be unstable as Palestinians protest the imminent forced eviction of multiple families so that illegal Jewish settlers can take over their homes. The world barely notices as news media either ignore it or cover it poorly…
A Jewish Israeli eyewitness to this week’s anti-Palestinian violence in Jerusalem recalls the sights, sounds, and smells of racism.