Invitation to hear Huwaida Arraf in Auckland this Weds

16 Mar

An evening with US/Palestinian human rights lawyer and activist HUWAIDA ARRAF and NZ activist JUSTINE SACHS*

On building the global BDS movement to


7pm Weds 21 March 

Free entry – koha/donations welcome

*Justine co-wrote the open letter successfully asking Kiwi super-star Lorde to cancel her planned Tel Aviv concert. Justine is co-founder of Dayenu: Jews Against the Occupation

VENUE: Lecture theatre MLT1/303-G23 ground floor Auckland University Science building – behind Recreation Centre, Symonds St. See MAP:

Access to Science Centre building is via the walkway next to the Auckland University Recreation Centre on Symonds St or from entrance 36 on Princes St.

Nearest parking in Princes Street or Victoria St car park.

Hosted by NZ Palestine Solidarity Network & supported by Kia Ora Gaza and the NZ Palestine Human Rights Campaign.

Stephen Hawking, a friend of Palestine, dies aged 76

15 Mar

By Palestine Chronicle Staff, 14 March 2018

Professor Stephen Hawking, a renowned physicist, and ambassador of science passed away last night, aged 76.

Considered by many to be among the world’s greatest modern scientists, he probed the mysteries of the universe in his wildly popular books, including the landmark “A Brief History of Time”.

Stephen Hawking was a friend of Palestine and he publicly condemned the Apartheid State of Israel, calling for an academic boycott in 2013.

He backed the academic boycott of Israel by pulling out of a conference hosted by Israeli president Shimon Peres in Jerusalem as a protest at Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. [The Guardian 8 May, 2013]

In 2017, he posted a link on Facebook asking his followers to help support science students in Palestine.

“This Must Stop” – End the Agony in Palestine

14 Mar

“This Must Stop” End the Agony in Palestine: Huwaida Arraf

A powerful speech by US/Palestinian lawyer & activist, Huwaida Arraf entitled “End the Agony, Justice for Palestinians” in July 2014, during Israel’s ‘Operation Protective Edge’ 51-day bombardment of Gaza which resulted in over 2100 Palestinian fatalities – the majority civilians, and 60 Israeli deaths – the majority military.

Arraf was a co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement and of the efforts to break the siege of Gaza by sea.

Huwaida Arraf will present a talk on the Palestinian struggle and the global solidarity and boycott movement at the Science Building Lecture Theatre MLT1/303-G23, (behind the Auckland University Recreation Centre, Symonds St), 7pm Weds 21 March. Hosted by the NZ Palestine Solidarity Network – Free entry.

Video by: strugglevideomedia

Israeli troops attack paramedics during protest

13 Mar

VIDEO: World News, Al-Berieh, West Bank, 12 March 2018

Palestinians clashed with Israeli forces on Monday (12March) against Israeli measures towards university students. Students from Birzeit University protested against Israeli forces raid into the university last week, during the protest they blocked a street that leads to an Israeli checkpoint in Al-Berieh near the West Bank city of Ramallah. Israeli forces dispersed Palestinians who were throwing stones with tear gas and rubber bullets. According to the Palestinian Health Ministry eight protesters were injured by live ammunition bullets. Israeli special forces raided Birzeit University on Wednesday (7 March) and arrested the head of the university student council, Omar Al-Kiswani.

Here is an earlier video of Al-Kiwani’s arrest last week:

A report on the violent kidnapping of Birzeit University Student Council leader Omar Al-Kiswani can be seen in our 8 March post here:…-shots-on-campus/

Gaza villagers brace for new Israeli offensive

13 Mar

The Bedouin village of Um al-Nasser is the front line of any future Israeli ground invasion. [Ahmed Deeb Wostok Press]

By Hamza Abu Eltarabesh, The Electronic Intifada, Gaza, 12 March 2018

Fawzi Abu Jarad is preparing to move and the 62-year-old former shepherd wants to bring his entire extended family of 28 people with him.

He won’t go far, however. A resident of Gaza, he can’t go far. But he will go deeper inside the Gaza Strip in search of some safety, however illusory. Anywhere is safer than home for the Abu Jarads.

Home is the Bedouin village of Um al-Nasser. Located in the far north and almost flush against the boundary with Israel, it is not only an impoverished, isolated and underdeveloped part of Gaza. It is also directly in the line of any invading Israeli army, should another offensive start.

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Israeli navy arrests 10 fishermen off Gaza shore

12 Mar

Israeli naval ship attacks a Gaza fishing boat [File photo]

Middle East Monitor, 12 March 2018

Israeli naval forces have arrested ten Palestinian fishermen off the coast of the occupied Gaza Strip, according to various reports this morning.

The Israeli military attacked the fishing boats near Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, Nizar Ayyash, head of Gaza’s fishermen union, told the Anadolu Agency.

As well as detaining the fishermen, the Israeli navy also confiscated their three boats.

Attacks by Israeli naval forces on Palestinian fishermen are routine, with Israeli authorities enforcing a unilaterally-imposed “no go” zone that has dealt a severe blow to Gaza’s fishing industry.

Last month, Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian fisherman, whose body has yet to be returned to his family for burial. [See earlier story:

Read: Knesset approves bill banning handover of Palestinian corpses

‘We can all do something to confront injustice’

12 Mar

Huwaida will present a talk on the Palestinian struggle and the global solidarity and boycott movement at the Science Building Lecture Theatre MLT1/303-G23, (behind the Auckland University Recreation Centre, Symonds St, 7pm Weds 21 March. Hosted by the NZ Palestine Solidarity Network – Free entry.

Israel’s attempt to chill boycott movement “has backfired”

10 Mar

NZ activists Nadia Abu-Shanab and Justine Sachs. Sachs will speak at Huwaida Arraf’s talk 7pm Weds 21 March, Science Building Auckland University.

By Nora Barrows-Friedman, The Electronic Intifada, 8 March 2018

Israel lawfare group tries to intimidate activists

An Israeli lawfare group tied to the Mossad, Israel’s deadly spy agency, announced in January it was suing two activists in New Zealand who encouraged pop singer Lorde to cancel a performance in Tel Aviv scheduled for June.

However, the activists, Justine Sachs and Nadia Abu-Shanab, told The Electronic Intifada Podcast that they have not received any official notice that they are being sued.

Since Sachs and Abu-Shanab are in New Zealand, and were exercising their free speech rights there, it is difficult to see how any Israeli judgment could be enforced.

Lorde, also from New Zealand, had called the cancellation of her gig “the right decision.”

The lawsuit was reportedly filed in Israel by the lawfare group Shurat HaDin under a 2011 law that allows Israelis to sue those who call for a boycott of Israel or its settlements built illegally on occupied Palestinian land.

The law is part of Israel’s effort to stifle speech and activism in support of Palestinian rights.

Legal bullying by Shurat HaDin by other anti-Palestinian groups is aimed at chilling speech critical of Israel and discouraging activists around the world from engaging with the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign for Palestinian rights.

The escalation of tactics against New Zealanders “has backfired,” Abu-Shanab told The Electronic Intifada Podcast.

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Netanyahu says the occupation of Palestine will never end

9 Mar

VIDEO: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel must retain security control of the Palestinian territories during a talk at the Economic Club of Washington, 8 March, 2018.


By Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man, 972Magazine, 8 March 2018

Netanyahu: Even in peace, the occupation will never end

The next time anyone tries to blame the Palestinians for refusing to return to the table, remember that Israel’s prime minister repeatedly states his unwillingness to end the occupation.

He’s said it countless times before in myriad ways. But he usually only says it in Hebrew. This week, however, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said in English, and on camera, that under his leadership Israel will never end the occupation of Palestine.

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Israeli forces kidnap student leader, fire shots on campus

8 Mar

Birzeit University video: Israeli forces kidnap university student, fire shots on campus in broad daylight

Written by Right2Edu BZU , Birzeit University, 7 March 2018

 Israeli forces kidnap university student, fire shots on campus in broad daylight

A group of Israeli operatives, disguised as Palestinian college students, abducted the head of the Student Council [Omar al-Kiswani] from Birzeit University’s campus on 7 March 2018.

The kidnappers, carrying firearms in their backpacks, entered the campus during working hours and attacked the student in front of the Student Council Building, located at the center of the campus. The operatives forced and pinned the student to the ground while firing their weapons, endangering lives.

Protecting this group’s intrusion into the university was an armed Israeli army unit. The unit detained the university’s guards in the guards’ room and proceeded to use their firearms against the students while providing cover for the kidnapping operation.

This is not the first violent intrusion by Israeli army forces, who systematically invade the university’s campus – even though it is specifically protected under international humanitarian law –  and constantly harass students, faculty members, and staff at Birzeit University and other Palestinian educational institutions.

We call upon the academic community to support human rights and protest against these aggressions, which defy all international norms, laws, and rights, and endanger civilians protected under international humanitarian law.

 – Birzeit University statement 7 March 2018  [Birzeit University is in Birzeit near Ramallah, West Bank. Ed]

Times Of Israel reported that: In a video of the incident [above], a group of men in civilian clothing can be seen wrestling a person to the ground, as other members of the group brandish pistols at onlookers. At the end of the short clip, Palestinians could be seen clashing with Israeli soldiers maintaining a perimeter at the entrance to the university. Reports said the commandos, members of the Border Police’s undercover unit, were disguised as Palestinian journalists.


International Women’s Day – remember those in Israeli jails

8 Mar

Palestinian poet, Dareen Tatour, is one of the many Palestinian women political prisoners to have been mistreated by the Israeli justice system.[JVP]

By Lisa Gleeson, GreenLeft, March 2018

Palestinian women are defying Israel — even as Israel jails them

If we are serious about using International Women’s Day, held annually on March 8, to campaign for the freedom and equality of women and girls, then we should not ignore Palestinians.

The violence and discrimination that women all over the world experience is worsened in Palestine by Israeli occupation and apartheid practices that affect all Palestinians — but women disproportionately. One example of the violence of Israel’s occupation is its treatment of women Palestinian prisoners.

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Video: Huwaida Arraf blocks Israeli troops shooting children

7 Mar

“It was nothing out of the ordinary.. (it’s) what we usually face in the West Bank” – Huwaida Arraf.

A Korean film crew captured this video of Huwaida Arraf bravely standing in the way of Israeli soldiers as they attempt to shoot at unarmed demonstrators, including children, in the West Bank several years ago.

US/Palestinian lawyer/activist Huwaida Arraf will speak the the Auckland University Science Centre ground floor lecture theatre MLT1/303 next Wednesday 21 March at 7pm. Event hosted by NZ Palestine Solidarity Network.

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Palestinian speaker Huwaida Arraf to visit Auckland

6 Mar

An evening with US/Palestinian lawyer HUWAIDA ARRAF and NZ activist JUSTINE SACHS*

On building the global BDS movement to


7pm Weds 21 March 

*Justine co-wrote the open letter successfully asking Kiwi super-star Lorde to cancel her planned Tel Aviv concert. Justine is co-founder of Dayenu: Jews Against the Occupation

VENUE: Lecture theatre MLT1/303-G23 ground floor Auckland University Science building – behind Recreation Centre, Symonds St. See MAP:

Access to Science Centre Library block is via the walkway next to Recreation Centre on Symond St or from entrance 36 on Princes St.

Nearest parking in Princes Street or Victoria St car park.

Hosted by NZ Palestine Solidarity Network


Israeli forces fire grenade at couple holding baby

5 Mar

Video: Israeli soldiers throw tear gas at Palestinian couple running with baby

Ma’an News Agency, Bethlehem, 3 March 2018

Israeli NGO Yesh Din posted a video on Friday showing an Israeli soldier throwing a tear gas grenade at a Palestinian couple holding their baby in the northern occupied West Bank village of Burin in Nablus.

According to Yesh Din, a Palestinian couple with a young baby were attempting to escape from a house in the village that had come under tear gas fire from Israeli forces raiding the village.

“At least one tear gas grenade landed in one of the houses where a large family lives, and several residents suffered injuries resulting from inhalation of gas and smoke,” Yesh Din said in a statement on their Facebook.

“The soldiers and border police officers continued to fire the tear gas and stun grenades even when the occupants were evacuated to the ambulance,” the statement said.

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Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian farmer in Khan Younis, Gaza

5 Mar

Mohammad Ata Abu Jameh [Photo: Palestine Information Centre]

IMEMC News, 3 March 2018

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported, on Saturday evening, that a Palestinian farmer died from serious wounds he suffered at noon, when Israeli soldiers shot him while working on his land, in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

The Health Ministry said that Mohammad Ata Abu Jameh, 59, was shot by the soldiers, and suffered a serious injury, while working on his own land, in Khuza’a area, east of Khan Younis.

He was rushed to Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis, but died from his serious wounds, on Saturday evening.

His wife said that she was heading to the family’s land to bring food for her husband, before she heard the shots, and then she heard the husband screaming in pain and asking her to call for an ambulance.

The son and his mother, said that there was no reason for the soldiers to shoot Mohammad, because he was just working on his land, and the situation was calm, and added that the man was very healthy, and always loved to work and plant the land.

 “Our only problem is that our land is located near the border fence which was installed by Israel,” the son said, “They shot him for nothing — this was the first time that the soldiers open fire at us on our land…”

There were no protests near the border area when the soldiers shot the Palestinian man, and there was no reason for opening fire.

It is worth mentioning that the army frequently invades Palestinian lands located close to the border fence, and constantly opens fire at farmers and workers, in issue that led to dozens of casualties, including many fatalities.

IMEMC: International Middle East Media Centre

Israeli troops force woman with Down syndrome to strip

5 Mar

Palestinians inspect the site where Israeli forces killed Ahmad Nasser Jarrar in Yamoun village in the northern occupied West Bank on 6 February. [Ayman Ameen APA]

By Maureen Clare , The Electronic Intifada, 3 March 2018

Israeli occupation forces sought to kill, rather than apprehend, Ahmad Nasser Jarrar, a Palestinian suspected in the January shooting death of a settler, according to an investigation by the rights group Al-Haq.

Israel waged a weeks-long campaign of “brutal reprisals” following the 9 January killing of Raziel Shevach in the northern occupied West Bank.

Two Palestinians who Israel says were involved in the 9 January shooting – Ahmad Ismail Jarrar and his cousin Ahmad Nasser Jarrar – were killed by Israeli soldiers on 17 January and 6 February, respectively. Israel continues to hold their bodies.

Another Palestinian, Ahmad Samir Abu Ubeid, was killed by soldiers during confrontations that erupted when Israeli occupation forces raided a village in search of Ahmad Nasser Jarrar on 3 February.

“Israel orchestrated a series of attacks against the extended family members of the Jarrar family and the broader communities of Jenin and Nablus,” Al-Haq stated.

The rights group documented acts of collective punishment including “widespread movement restrictions, punitive house demolitions, attacks using police dogs, arrests, indiscriminate killings and the retention of the bodies of the deceased.”

The Israeli rights group B’Tselem has also documented what it calls “reprehensible actions” by soldiers during the month that followed the slaying of the Israeli settler, such as “demolishing a home with inhabitants still inside” and strip searching three women and setting dogs on three other residents.

Israel employed the “pressure cooker technique” – in which construction machinery is used as a weapon, along with firearms and explosives, to compel wanted Palestinians to surrender themselves from a building in which they are hiding – during its 17 January raid in Wadi Burqin. Ahmad Ismail Jarrar was killed during that operation.

Four homes belonging to the extended Jarrar family were demolished in the raid, displacing 17 individuals from four families, including three children, according to Al-Haq.

“The houses were demolished without allowing time to remove any contents,” Al-Haq stated.

Dog attack

Both Al-Haq and B’Tselem detail the terror inflicted on Palestinian residents during another large-scale military operation in the Jenin area on 3 February.

Occupation forces “stormed” the town of Burqin “with two military bulldozers and a military jeep” and surrounded the residence of three Palestinian families, including three young children aged between 6 months and 7 years.

“[Israeli occupation forces] fired shells and bullets into the building, partially destroying it,” Al-Haq stated. Soldiers “destroyed much of the contents of the apartments,” as well as three livestock enclosures outside, and arrested two men living in the building.

That same day, soldiers raided the home of Mabrouk and Inas Jarrar, also in Burqin.

The couple were woken up with “a loud bang – apparently when the forces blew up the front door to their building – and the sound of stun grenades,” according to B’Tselem.

Mabrouk and Inas gathered Mabrouk’s two children from his previous marriage, aged 3 and 9, into their bed. Soon soldiers “blew up the door to the second floor, where they live.”

At that point an Israeli military dog “sank his teeth into [Mabrouk’s] left shoulder and knocked him to the ground.”

Inas tried to free her husband from the dog’s grip, unsuccessfully. “The children hid behind the bed, screaming and crying,” B’Tselem stated.

Mabrouk Jarrar in Rafidiya Hospital, Nablus, on 14 February. (Abdulkarim Sadi/B’Tselem)

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Israel forces Gaza girl to travel alone for medical treatment

2 Mar

VIDEO: TRT World report, 1 March 2018

Thirteen-year-old, Palestinian girl, Inaam al-Attar was forced to travel without her parents from Gaza to the Palestine Medical Centre in Ramallah where she is scheduled to receive a kidney transplant. Her parents were denied the travel permits. In 2017, more than 50 Palestinians died following denial or delay of their permits.

Updated report via the Palestine Chronicle, 1 March 2018

Mother reunites with daughter in need of kidney transplant, but Strip is becoming unlivable

A Palestinian woman from Gaza finally joined her 12-year-old daughter, who was forced to travel without either of her parents from Gaza to the central occupied West Bank City of Ramallah on Tuesday, where she is scheduled to receive a kidney transplant from her uncle.

The girl was supposed to travel with her parents, but they were denied permits to leave Gaza by Israeli authorities.

Permit granted after public outcry

Following a public outcry and intervention from Palestinian officials, Israel agreed to grant Attar a permit to leave Gaza to the West Bank to be with her daughter in preparation for the kidney transplant.

Earlier this month, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP), and Physicians for Human Rights Israel (PHRI) released a joint statement saying the record-low rate of permits issued by Israel for Palestinians seeking vital medical treatment outside Gaza “underlines the urgent need for Israel to end its decade-long closure of the Gaza Strip.”

Israeli authorities approved permits for medical appointments for only 54 percent of those who applied in 2017, the lowest rate since the World Health Organization (WHO) began collecting figures in 2008.

WHO reported that 54 Palestinians, 46 of whom had cancer, died in 2017 following denial or delay of their permits.

Gaza, which has often been compared to an “open-air prison” for its more than 2 million inhabitants crowded into 365 square kilometers, has suffered from a decade of isolation and deprivation, made all the worse by three devastating Israeli military operations, and persistent intra-Palestinian political strife.

In 2012, the UN warned that Gaza could become uninhabitable by 2020 if current trends were not altered. However, a report released in 2017 by the UN said that “life for the average Palestinian in Gaza is getting more and more wretched,” and that for the majority of Gaza’s residents, the territory may already be unlivable.


What if Palestinian refugees told their own stories?

2 Mar

When Palestinian Refugees Tell Their Own Stories: The Last Earth by Ramzy Baroud

VIDEO: US/Palestinian author Ramzy Baroud introduces his new book.

In this video, Ahmad Al-Haaj and Umm Marwan, two elderly Gaza refugees tell their stories, talk about their lives, villages back in Palestine and refugee camps, where they currently live.

These stories and more are including in Ramzy Baroud’s latest book: THE LAST EARTH: A PALESTINIAN STORY (Pluto Press, London, 2018) with a forward by Ilan Pappe.

“This moving and perceptive book is a journey to the heart of the evils of occupation and colonization suffered by the Palestinians on the ground. It allows the people themselves to narrate authentically and with all the complexities their aspirations, suffering and struggles. Ramzy Baroud knows how to listen, contextualize and convey an inhumanity that has gone for too long and it is hoped that books like this would contribute to its end.” — Ilan Pappe

The book is available via or Pluto Press:…

NZ Palestine Solidarity Network will host a NZ speaking tour with Dr Ramzy Baroud during 18 – 25 May. Check this website for details coming soon.

Israel lies that boy shot in head “fell off bike”

1 Mar

Muhammad Fadel Tamimi, 15, with his mother, at his home in the occupied West Bank village of Nabi Saleh on 13 January. A month earlier an Israeli soldier shot him at close range with a rubber-coated metal bullet causing serious head injuries. [Heidi Levine Sipa Press]

By Ali Abunimah, The Electronic Intifada, 27 February 2018

One of the classic warning signs of abuse is when a child shows a pattern of injuries, but the abuser forces the victim to go along with cover stories claiming the victim simply had a series of unfortunate accidents.

Israel, as a serial and systematic abuser, is once again demonstrating how shameless it is in its attempts to cover up its horrifying mistreatment of Palestinian children and to blame child victims for its own crimes.

On 15 December, in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, an Israeli occupation soldier shot Muhammad Fadel Tamimi with a rubber-coated metal bullet at close range, causing devastating head injuries.

Photos of the 15-year-old have circulated around the world showing the effect of having one-third of his skull removed during life-saving surgery. While he awaits restorative surgery he remains very vulnerable, and faces a long recovery.

His case has been all the more embarrassing to Israel because he is the cousin of Ahed Tamimi, the 17-year-old who has been in prison for two months and is being subjected to a military trial in an Israeli kangaroo court for slapping and shoving two heavily armed occupation soldiers shortly after Muhammad was shot.

Both are members of the Tamimi family, against which Israeli leaders have vowed collective punishment and revenge because of their prominent role in the nonviolent resistance campaign to Israel’s theft of Nabi Saleh’s land for colonial settlements.

Night raid

In the predawn hours of Monday, Israeli occupation forces raided Nabi Saleh and arrested 10 people, including six children. One of them was Muhammad Fadel Tamimi.

They took him away for interrogation and released him hours later leaving observers once again stunned at Israel’s callousness and cruelty.

It was obviously a carefully planned operation, as the newspaper Haaretz noted that the detention of the severely injured child “was approved by a military physician.”

Yet all became clear Monday night, when Yoav Mordechai, the general who runs COGAT, the bureaucratic arm of Israel’s military occupation, posted on Facebook what he clearly thought would be the revelation to absolve Israel of its crimes against Muhammad.

And it fit the classic pattern of the serial abuser. According to Mordechai, the boy had not been shot in the head after all, but had merely fallen off his bike.

Mohammed Tamimi – interview with Haaretz, 5 January 2018

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Child detention: Israel’s system of terror & control

1 Mar

VIDEO REPORT: Ahed Tamimi and child detention in the occupied West Bank by Al Jazeera English. 27 February 2018

System of Control: Child detention in the occupied West Bank Two teenagers’ run-ins with Israeli soldiers went viral at the end of 2017.

You probably remember them. Fawzi al-Junaidi was photographed blindfolded and surrounded by over 20 Israeli soldiers. He spent three weeks in detention and was released on bail, bruised and with a dislocated shoulder. He’s sixteen years old. Ahed Tamimi was also sixteen when she was arrested from her home in the middle of the night. She turned 17 in detention, where she’s been since Dec 19. But while Fawzi and Ahed have become symbols of Palestinian resistance, they’re also kids navigating a military detention system that’s been repeatedly accused of systematically abusing minors. And they’re not alone. 1,467 Palestinian minors were arrested by the Israeli army in 2017, according to local prisoner support and human rights group Addameer. Defense for Children International-Palestine (DCIP) says between 500 and 700 Palestinian kids are prosecuted in Israeli military courts every year.

So, how does the system work? Arrests: The West Bank, except for East Jerusalem, has been under Israeli military law since 1967. Palestinians living in the West Bank are subject to this law, while Israeli citizens living in illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank fall under Israeli civilian law instead. Under military law, minors as young as 12 years old can be arrested. Most kids are arrested for stone-throwing, which military law considers a ‘security offence.’ It can get up to 20 years in prison, depending on the minor’s age. Lots of these kids are picked up in night raids. “It can be three a.m or two a.m. Suddenly and without any previous alert, they just go inside the house and put all the members of the family in one room and then ask for the specific child that they want,” explains Farah Bayadsi, a lawyer with Defense for Children International-Palestine. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs documented ~336 night raids by the Israeli army in January 2018 alone.[1] “It’s a method to terrorise the youth and to make sure that that system of control is asserted on people at a young age,” says Dawoud Yusef, Advocacy Coordinator with prison support and human rights group, Addameer.

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