Settlers destroy natural spring used by Palestinians for farming near Salfit

Finkelstein: Massenmedien und Besetzung von Palästina, Bild und Wirklichkeit

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Prisoner Abu Jalala from Jabalia Camp Gaza & Wasfi Qabaha, former minister of prisoners

GAZA, (PIC)– The prisoners‘ center for studies has appealed to human rights groups and institutions concerned with prisoners‘ affairs to accord more attention to the issue of Mohammed Abu Jalala, who is suffering waning health conditions in Israeli captivity.

Ra’fat Hamdona, the center’s director, said in a statement on Saturday that Abu Jalala was serving four life sentences and was suffering form anemia.

He noted that Abu Jalala had written a book and many poems while in detention, recalling that he was detained in 1983 while studying in the university for inciting against occupation in Jabalia refugee camp in Gaza Strip and was subjected to cruel torture.

Abu Jalala was captured again in 1991 after attacking an Israeli target and his home was razed to the ground soon after his arrest.

Hamdona noted that Abu Jalala underwent several surgeries while in detention and spent a long time in Ramle prison hospital and many years in solitary confinement.

Meanwhile, Dr. Salah Al-Bardawil, the spokesman of Hamas’s parliamentary bloc, denounced the Israeli occupation authority for its continued detention of former minister of prisoners Wasfi Qabaha despite his bad health condition.

He said that the detention of Qabaha, who was carried to hospital on Thursday, constituted a violation of international norms and rules and his continued detention posed as an insult to all contemporary democracies.


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Print Email Israeli occupation bar worshipers from reaching the Aqsa Mosque

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– IOF troops closed on Friday the gates leading to the Aqsa Mosque in the occupied city of Jerusalem, allowing through only men over 50 years of age.

Only a few hundred out of around 30,000 worshipers managed to reach the Aqsa Mosque for the Friday noon prayers, this is not taking account of worshipers from the rest of the West Bank who could not enter Jerusalem.

At Bab al-Amoud, a young man was beaten by IOF troops because he argued with them when they stopped him from entering the gate on his way to the Mosque. The beating resulted in head injuries and he was taken to hospital, according to local sources.

Eyewitnesses said that IOF troops confiscated ID cards at the gates of the Aqsa Mosque compound causing worshipers to scuffle with the IOF troops. The scuffles developed into confrontations between the worshipers who were not allowed in and the IOF troops, especially at the gates of Asbat, Hitta and Saherah. The clashes resulted in a number of casualties amongst the worshipers.

Locals also said that a number of worshipers sustained injuries at Hitta gate when IOF troops physically assaulted them with truncheons.

Meanwhile, the Israeli occupation police declared that an operations room was setup at the Buraq wall police station under the direct supervision of the commander of the Jerusalem brigade Major-General Aharon Franco.

The Israeli occupation police also used a surveillance balloon as well as helicopters over the old city.

Israeli radio had announced that the Israeli police will only allow those who are over fifty with blue ID cards (Jerusalem residents) to enter the Mosque.

Promoting the Dome of the Rock as Jewish heritage

MOSCOW, (PIC)– A Russian website published a long report entitled „Israelisation of Islamic heritage, but this time in Russia“ in which the author linked between a tourism advertisement in Moscow and the announcement by the Israeli government to include the two mosques on the list of Jewish heritage.

The website reported that a tourist agency has placed a huge billboard poster bearing the picture of the Dome of the Rock and the words: „Israel – a rest for the soul“ to promote holiday travel to „Israel“.

This billboard is located at the Volgograd Avenue, near the Third Ring Road which is one of the busiest highways of the Russian capital.

The author of the article says that it would be difficult to believe that the tourist agency did not know that the Dome of the Rock was and Islamic symbol and that Jerusalem is an occupied city because it was one of the five largest tour companies in Russia and has worked in this field for many years.

The author links between what is happening in Palestine on the ground and this advert which he thinks is an attempt to leave the impression on Russian minds that all the historic heritage that exists in occupied Palestine is the property and pride of Israel.