Israel Killing Children in Cold Blood

Yesterday, in Jerusalem, Israeli Occupation Soldiers shot the child 16 years old Fatima Hojaje , from Qarawa Bani Zaid, near Ramallah, killing Her instantly.

 

Behind every Martyr who rose to Jannah, there is a family which keep staying​ in this inhuman world carrying the burden of an inconsolable pain.

The sisters of Fatima Hajji, who was executed yesterday in cold blood by zionist army, after receiving the news of her death


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VIDEO: Olive Trees Destroyed in Yasuf

On Monday, January 11th, a farmer in Yasuf went out to see how his land had weathered during the recent storm and saw that a large number of olive trees in neighbouring plots had been cut down to their trunks.

(Photo credit: Yasuf Municipality).

(Photo credit: Yasuf Municipality).

13th January 2015 | International Solidarity Movement | Nablus team

He immediately alerted the Yasuf Municipality. The Municipality came to the site, took photographs and shot a video.

They found that thirty-six trees had been chopped to the point where they could no longer live. Some of the severed branches were still very green, indicating a very recent attack, while others were more browned, suggesting a separate incident which they estimate occurred five to eight days ago.

The mayor of Yasuf, Abu Hamad, and several municipality employees spoke with ISM. They elaborated the issues surrounding the trees which were cut down. Four different farmers, three from the large Yassin family, were affected. The killed trees were in the agricultural area known as Al-Teen Al-Shami, a couple kilometers from the village by a road which the Israeli military has closed off with a gate since 2002. This is used in such a way as to severely restrict the time in which farmers can harvest their olives and graze their animals.

Yasuf is surrounded by illegal Israeli settlements and outposts; there have been numerous attacks on the village by settlers in recent years. This is not the first time they have targeted trees – there was a similar incident three or four months ago and the affected family went to the Israeli police. No action has been taken. Settlers have also set fire to a mosque and attacked people’s cars. But it’s not time to give up yet – the Yasuf Municipality is considering having an event to plant more olive trees to replace those that were lost.

Also from ISM: Photo Story: A checkpoint in Hebron

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Gate blocking the road to the Al-Teen Al-Shami area (photo by ISM).

Gate blocking the road to the Al-Teen Al-Shami area (photo by ISM).

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Israeli troops attack non-violent Palestinian protests in 5 West Bank villages, wounding one

One boy was injured, and scores of civilians were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation on Friday when Israeli soldiers attacked nonviolent weekly protests organized in West Bank villages.

Protesters plead with soldiers at Nabi Saleh protest 1/2/15 (image by activestills.org)

Protesters plead with soldiers at Nabi Saleh protest 1/2/15 (image by activestills.org)

The protests are held every Friday midday in a number of West Bank villages to protest the illegal confiscation of the villages’ land for the construction of the Israeli Annexation Wall.

This week, Israeli troops attacked the weekly protest organized by the villagers of Kufur Qaddoum in the northern West Bank. One of the spokespeople for the non-violent movement in the village, 45-year old Khaldoun Abu Khaled, was abducted by the occupying troops.

Soldiers also invaded the village and fired tear gas into residents’ homes. As a result, many civilians, including children, suffered effects of tear gas inhalation.

In the central West Bank, in the villages of Bil’in and Ni’lin, Israeli soldiers attacked the protesters as soon as they reached the gate in the wall that separates local farmers from their lands. As a result, many protesters suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation and were treated by field medics.

In the nearby village of al Nabi Saleh, Israeli troops fired several rounds of rubber-coated steel bullets at the villagers as soon as they reached the village entrance.

One boy was injured in his leg and was moved to a hospital in the nearby city of Ramallah. Moreover Israeli troops fired tear gas at residential areas causing damage to the houses as some of the tear gas canisters went through the windows inside the villagers’ homes.

In Al-Ma’asara village, Israeli troops stopped villagers and their supporters at the entrance of the village and forced them back, however, no injuries were reported.

The non-violent weekly protests have gone on every week for more than ten years, with the participants committing themselves to non-violent responses to the Israeli military’s violence. The military has used these weekly protests as a ‘testing ground’ for experimental crowd control weapons, including sonic blast weaponry, ‘skunk water’ that is a mixture of cadaver and feces smells that is sprayed on protesters bodies, where it causes adverse reactions and remains for weeks, toxic ink sprayed onto protesters’ bodies for later identification during village house raids, experimental gas bomb combinations and rubber-coated steel bullets that have caused a number of deaths.

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More Than 1,500 Children Killed by Israeli Forces Since 2000

IMEMC – Marking the occasion of Palestinian Children Day, on April 5, the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) stated Thursday, in a press release, that in 2013 there were 2.08 million Palestinian children under the age of 18, constituting 47.1 percent of the total population in Palestine.
PALESTINIAN CHILDREN WALK THROUGH REMAINS OF DEMOLISHED HOUSE IN ISAWIYAH

AIC reports that Palestinian Minister of Social Affairs, Kamal al-Sharafi, added that since the outbreak of the Second Intifada in October 2000, Israeli forces have killed over 1,500 Palestinian children.

Al-Sharifi also said that more than 10,000 children were arrested during this period.

According to a 2013 report by The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), 700 Palestinian children aged 12 to 17, most of them boys, are arrested, interrogated and detained by the Israeli military, police, and by security agents every year in the occupied West Bank.

In the report, UNICEF said it had identified examples of practices that “amount to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment according to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention against Torture.”

A report issued by the Defence for Children International (DCI) stated that 230 Palestinian children are currently held in Israeli jails.

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