Tag Archives: Israeli forces

This is what Israel’s occupation looks like: video

15 Jun


Published on Jun 14, 2015, (Video via Reuters. Report by PressTV)

Israeli military forces have severely beaten and injured a Palestinian man before taking him into custody in the occupied West Bank.

Israeli military vehicles rolled into the Palestinian Jalazoun refugee camp, located 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) north of Ramallah, and attacked a protest in the area on Friday.

The soldiers stopped several Palestinian cars and used them as shields while firing at the Palestinian protesters. Israeli troopers also fired rubber-coated metal bullets at several cars.

Israeli forces then fired tear gas canisters to disperse the crowd.

Shadi al-Ghabbashy, one of the protesters, tried to stop the soldiers after members of his family suffered from excessive tear gas inhalation.

Scuffles consequently broke out, with Israeli troopers violently and repeatedly kicking Ghabbashy and striking him on the head with their rifle butts for around 10 minutes.

The Israeli soldiers then took him to their base in Bet El illegal settlement.

Israeli forces have on occasions raided Palestinians’ houses in the West Bank in the past recent months, and have taken away dozens of Palestinians. The detainees are transferred to Israeli prisons, where they are interrogated for weeks without being charged.

There have been numerous reports documenting the worsening health condition of several Palestinian prisoners held inside Israeli jails.


Israel attacks Palestinian Prisoners Day protests

20 Apr


PressTV report, 17 April, 2015

Clashes erupt between Israeli forces and Palestinian protesters as people in the occupied territories, the Gaza Strip and many other parts of the world mark the Palestinian Prisoners Day last week.

At least 60 people were injured in the village of Bil’in following inhaling tear gas fired by Israeli troops. One protester was shot in the head in Kfar Kadum. Israeli troops used rubber-coated bullets and water canon to disperse Palestinian crowds there. Scuffles are also reported in Bethlehem. In Jerusalem al-Quds, Palestinians marched on the Al Aqsa Mosque compound, shouting slogans against Israel’s detention policy. According to rights groups, at least 62-hundred Palestinians are behind bars in Israeli jails. The “Defense for Children International” says 182 of those prisoners are children. 454 Palestinians are kept under Israel’s illegal administrative detention policy.

Israel’s terrifying treatment of Palestinian children escalates

30 Mar


Report by Mona Kandil, PressTV, 29 March 2015

The unjust and terrifying treatment of Palestinian children by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank has been escalating lately. Recent videos have emerged exposing masked Israeli soldiers storming several Palestinian homes in al-Khalil at midnight, to interrogate minors as suspects for throwing stones at Israeli army.

In the recent particular attack, the Israeli soldiers only searched through the apartments’ contents and identified and photographed the minors who live there. No one was arrested. However, when children were detained in the past, they were tied and blindfolded. And of course, the journey of torture started from the moment the underage were arrested, during interrogation process and after they were held behind bars.

Every year, almost 700 Palestinian children are being put on trial in Israeli military courts and thousands others continue to face ill-treatment by the Israeli military.

Palestinian human rights organizations say the Israeli military insist on mistreating children in occupied territories, as if they are potential criminals. This is why Palestinians demand that such incidents are internationally questioned and Israeli soldiers are prosecuted.

When did Israel cease fire?

24 Oct

 images-1 Israeli tank (file photo)

Editor, Redress Information & Analysis, 22 October 2014

Although the BBC and other media are reporting that the “ceasefire” is holding, when did Israel ever cease fire?

In the last few days two Palestinian children have been killed in the West Bank. Bahaa Badr – a 13-year-old boy – was shot dead by Israeli soldiers following demonstrations against the occupation.

A five year old girl, Einas Khalil, was run over and killed by a settler, it is believed deliberately. No one has been arrested.

A video has emerged of Israeli soldiers imprisoning, handcuffing and blindfolding a mentally disabled Palestinian child.

Israeli soldiers rough up disabled Palestinian child while Jewish squatters cheer them on

More details have also emerged about the torture and death of Raed al-Jabari in Israeli prison.

Israel’s waves of attacks and imprisonment of Palestinians continue.

Israeli violence also continues against Palestinians in Gaza. The UN has reported seven incidents in Gaza from 30 September to 13 October where Israeli forces opened fire. One incident caused an injury, and forced Palestinian farmers to leave their agricultural land.

Israeli forces also made an incursion and levelled Palestinian land in Gaza, reportedly entering up to approximately 150 metres across the border.

On two occasions during the reporting period, Is­raeli naval forces opened warning shots at Palestin­ian fishing boats sailing near the Israeli-declared six-nautical-mile (NM) fishing limit. No injuries were reported.

Access restrictions at land and sea continue to undermine the agricultural sector in Gaza, which is the primary source of income for thousands of farmers and fishermen and their fami­lies (see UNOCHA report).

And, contrary to the terms of the ceasefire deal signed in August, the blockade of Gaza has not been lifted.


Detentions, intimidation & land grabs continue

23 Sep


PressTV report, 22 September 2014

A human rights group says Israeli forces have detained at least 152 Palestinians in the third week of September alone.

According to the Palestinian Prisoners Society, at least 50 people were taken into custody in Hebron (al-Khalil) and another 40 in al-Quds (Jerusalem) last week.

Local residents say nearly a dozen Palestinians were arrested in an overnight Israeli raid in Jenin on Sunday.

The group says others were arrested in the West Bank cities of Bethlehem, Ramallah, Tulkarm, Nablus as well as several Palestinian refugee camps.

This comes as Israeli regime continues its policy of detention and intimidation.

An undisclosed number of Palestinian inmates are locked up in detention and interrogation facilities run by both the Israeli military and security agency Shabak.

Latest estimates show that about 7,000 Palestinians are being currently kept in Israeli prisons.

Mass relocation of Bedouins planned

Meanwhile, over 40 Palestinian and international rights groups have recently said that Tel Aviv is planning to displace more than thousands of Bedouins who have pledged to resist eviction.

Rights groups say such measures will lead to the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians.

The latest instances of Israeli violence come nearly four weeks after a truce took effect between the Israeli regime and the Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, in the Gaza Strip to end a 50-day war.

More than 2,100 Palestinians, mostly women, children and the elderly were killed in the Israeli onslaught on Gaza and around 11,000 others were injured.


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