Friday, August 22, 2014

KUNA : European draft aimed at UN to secure sustainable ceasefire in Gaza -

KUNA : European draft aimed at UN to secure sustainable ceasefire in Gaza - Politics - 22/08/2014

Israel army says hit 160 Gaza targets since Tuesday

Israel army says hit 160 Gaza targets since Tuesday Anadolu Agency

Gaza Violence Takes Toll On Children, Nearly 470 Killed Since Start Of Conflict: UNICEF

Gaza Violence Takes Toll On Children, Nearly 470 Killed Since Start Of Conflict: UNICEF

Israeli airstrikes kill 38 across Gaza despite Palestinian peace offer | Maan News Agency

Israeli airstrikes kill 38 across Gaza despite Palestinian peace offer | Maan News Agency

Essam Younis: Signing Rome Statute a Must - International Middle East Media Center

Essam Younis: Signing Rome Statute a Must - International Middle East Media Center

Abu Khdeir Family "Singled Out" for Arrest by Israeli Authorities - International Middle East Media Center

Abu Khdeir Family "Singled Out" for Arrest by Israeli Authorities - International Middle East Media Center

Two Palestinians Killed, Army Bombards Different Parts of The Gaza Strip - International Middle East Media Center

Two Palestinians Killed, Army Bombards Different Parts of The Gaza Strip - International Middle East Media Center

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Hamas says three senior commanders killed in Gaza

Hamas says three senior commanders killed in Gaza - Region - World - Ahram Online

Roadside Stands Demolished near Hebron - International Middle East Media Center

Roadside Stands Demolished near Hebron - International Middle East Media Center

Four More Killed, 25 Injured, In The Gaza Strip

Four More Killed, 25 Injured, In The Gaza Strip - International Middle East Media Center

by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC NewsReport post
Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip has reported that at least four Palestinians have been killed, and more than 25 injured, in Israeli bombardment targeting several homes in different areas in the besieged coastal region.
Image By Ministry Of Health
Image By Ministry Of Health 
The Ministry of Health in Gaza said search and rescue efforts are still ongoing, trying to locate survivors under the rubble of bombarded homes, adding that, so far, two of the slain Palestinians have been identified as:

1. Amal Ibrahim Younis, 53, Rafah.
2. Hasan Hussein Younis, 75, Rafah.

It added that 25 wounded Palestinians have been moved to the Abu Yousef Najjar Hospital. Many of the wounded are children and women.

Initial reports indicate around three Palestinians were also killed, and at least eight injured, in Nusserirat refugee camp in central Gaza. They were moved to the al-Aqsa Hospital in Deir al-Balah.

They were in four-story home that was completely leveled to the ground by Israeli missiles.

At least six more Palestinians have been injured in a number of Israeli air strikes targeting homes in Jabalia and Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. One of the wounded suffered a serious injury.

On his part, Abu Obaida, spokesperson of the Al-Qassam Brigades of Hamas, called on all international airlines to stop their flights to Tel Aviv, starting Thursday, at six in the morning.

He also advised the Israelis to refrain from gathering in open areas in different parts of the country, and to remain in shelters until further notice.

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and his Defense Minister, Moshe Yaalon, said all options are on the table, including an extended war on Gaza and a massive ground invasion.

Hamas spokesperson, Fawzi Barhoum, said the statements of Netanyahu regarding "destroying Hamas' military capabilities are false claims aiming at boosting the morale of his army, and the public.

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Gaza Causalities, Prior To The Latest Attacks ~ Ministry Of Health in Gaza (Before the latest strikes)

2049 Killed, among them 553 children, 253 woman. (%44 of the total number of slain Palestinians).

1022 injured, among them 3106 children, 1970 women and 368 elderly. (%54 of the total number of wounded Palestinians).

The Ministry said that the Israeli army continues to target entire families, killing in recent bombardments 18 members of four families.

10 hospitals have been bombed by Israel, some completely destroyed.

19 medical centers have been bombarded, 3 completely destroyed.

36 ambulances have been bombarded and targeted, 3 of them destroyed.

23 medics and medical workers have been killed.

82 medics and medical workers have been injured.

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At Least Two Palestinian Killed In Gaza, 26 Palestinians killed since Tuesday
http://www.imemc.org/article/68903

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Gaza Video: Hamas says Israel tried to kill its military chief

Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association - ADDAMEER - Urgent Appeal: Palestinian Legislative Council Member Khalida Jarrar Expelled to Jericho

Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association - ADDAMEER - Urgent Appeal: Palestinian Legislative Council Member Khalida Jarrar Expelled to Jericho


Occupied Ramallah, 20 August 2014 -  The Israeli Military Governor in the West Bank has signed a military order expelling Palestinian Legislative Council Member and Addameer board member Khalida Jarrar to Jericho for a period of six months, with immediate effect.
 
At 1.30 A.M on 20 August 2014 approximately 50 Israeli occupying soldiers surrounded Jarrar's home in Ramallah. An Israeli captain then proceeded to hand Jarrar an order which states that Jarrar must not leave the district of Jericho for the next six months and can only leave with the express permission of the Israeli military commander in the West Bank. Accompanying the order was a map outlining the boundaries of Jericho district. The order states, based on secret information, that Jarrar is a threat to the security of the area. She was given 24 hours to leave Ramallah. Jarrar refused to sign the order.
 
Jarrar was elected to the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) in January 2006 and has continued to serve as an elected representative ever since. She is also the Palestinian representative on the Council of Europe and is head of the Prisoners Committee of the PLC.
 
Jarrar has been a prominent human rights activist for many years. She previously served as the director of Addameer from 1993 to 2005 and remains a board member. She has also previously worked with UNRWA and has been active working with Palestinian women.
 
Since 1998 Jarrar has been banned from travelling outside of the occupied Palestinian territory, expect for one occasion in 2010 when she travelled to Jordan for medical treatment. Jarrar is married with two children. She has a received her B.A and Masters in human right and democracy from Bir Zeit university.
 
The order is based on Israeli Military Order 1651 Article 297 (2009) and is based on the accusation that Jarrar is “dangerous to the general security of the area.” As is standard with Military Orders and the decisions of Maj. Gen. Nitzan Alon, GOC Central Command, the order does not explain or clarify the danger that Jarrar poses.
 
Jarrar lives in Ramallah, which according to the Oslo Agreements between the Palestinian Liberation Organization and the occupation, is considered “Area A” and under complete Palestinian control. By allowing Israeli occupying forces to enter Ramallah means that in effect the so-called 'security co-ordination' between Palestinian Authority security forces and Israeli occupying forces allowed for the expulsion of an elected representative of the Palestinian people, an elected representative who has continuously called for an end to such 'coordination'.
 
The order to expel Jarrar to Jericho violates Article (42) of Geneva Convention IV which is applied to the occupied Palestinian territory, and states “The internment or placing in assigned residence of protected persons may be ordered only if the security of the Detaining Power makes it absolutely necessary.”[1]
 
The decision of the Maj. General also violates Article (49), which prohibits forced collective or individual transfer of protected persons, or banning from them from the occupied territory to the territory of the Occupying Power, under any circumstance.
 
This is not the first instance the Occupation has forcibly transferred Palestinian Legislative Council members who have been democratically elected. In 2010, three PLC members, Mohammad Abu Teer, Ahmad 'Atoun and Mohammad Totah, as well as Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Khalid Abu Arafeh were deported from their homes in Jerusalem to Ramallah. Shortly after, all four were arrested by the Occupation and placed under administrative detention, which is detention without charge or trial.
 
 
Take Action
 
Here is how you can help Khalida Jarrar:
 
*Write to the Israeli government, military and legal authorities and demand the military order expelling her to Jericho is revoked immediately.
 
· Brigadier General Danny Efroni
Military Judge Advocate General
6 David Elazar Street
Harkiya, Tel Aviv
Israel
 
· Maj. Gen. Nitzan Alon
OC Central Command Nehemia Base, Central Command
Neveh Yaacov, Jerusalam
 
· Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Moshe Ya’alon
Ministry of Defense
37 Kaplan Street, Hakirya
Tel Aviv 61909, Israel
Fax: +972 3 691 6940 / 696 2757
 
· Col. Doron Ben Barak
Legal Advisor of Judea and Samaria PO Box 5
Beth El 90631
 
  
 *Write to your own elected representatives urging them to pressure Israel to revoke the military order.

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