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Weekly Report Sept 26-Oct 02: Israel committed 129 Human Rights abuses

PCHRGaza documented 129 human rights violations by Israeli forces & settlers, including: killing a Palestinian civilian, injuring 88, 76 incursions into the West Bank, 55 civilians arrested, including 2 children and 2 women. Palestinian prisoner transferred to the hospital in critical condition after being tortured during investigation. 6 shooting incidents reported against Palestinian fishing boats off the Gaza Strip shore, etc

Testimonies from some of the 8,000 Palestinian children Israel has imprisoned

Addameer reports that since the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory in 1967, more than 800,000 Palestinians have been detained under Israeli military orders–approximately 20 percent of the total Palestinian population in the oPt and as much as 40 percent of the total male Palestinian population… 8,000 Palestinian children have been arrested since 2000. Boys and young men are seized in the dead of night, blindfolded and cuffed, abused and manipulated to confess to crimes they didn’t commit. Every year Israel arrests almost 1,000 Palestinian youngsters, some of them not yet 13.

Marc Lamont Hill’s “anti-Semitism” is a distraction

Marc Lamont Hill, in Nazareth 2014. screenshot from Vimeo video. As is often the case with proponents of justice for Palestinians, Marc Lamont Hill was watched closely by Israel partisans as he spoke before the UN last week. They took a phrase – one phrase – from the speech and threw the rest aside, hoping…

New Israel Supreme Court ruling gives further backing to use of torture

Israeli security agency Shin Bet admitted to the use of torture on Palestinian prisoner Fares Tbeish, but claimed the actions were necessary; Israel’s Supreme Court ruled that the “enhanced interrogation” methods were acceptable. This is the second such ruling in the last 12 months. A number of human rights groups have documented “routine use of torture” by Israeli forces, although the practice is against international law.

NGO calls for Investigation into death of man a few hours after Israeli forces abducted him

Israeli soldiers sneaked into a West Bank village, abducted a 24-year-old, beat him brutally, took him into custody, and a few hours later he was dead. Israeli authorities have not delivered his body to his family or to Palestinian authorities. This type of thing has happened before…

Leahy Law would cut aid to Israel, but no one wants to enforce it

Killing of Palestinians is not new. It has been going on for decades, unabated, uncriticized, and bankrolled by the US. The Leahy Laws enable us to withhold aid to countries that commit human such rights abuses, but in spite of overwhelming proof of abuse by Israel, our politicians refuse to cut off military support.