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Palestine: Putrid liquid spared in people/houses, school teachers detained & injuries, arrests in Jerusalem

Prisoner’s family from Gaza appeals for the release of its patient son

GAZA, (PIC)– Family of Palestinian prisoner Mustafa Ali Abu Haniyeh, from the Gaza Strip, appealed to international and human rights organizations to immediately intervene to save the life of its patient son and release him from the Israeli jails.

The family of captive Abu Haniyeh, aged 40 from the Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza, called on the humanitarian and human rights organizations and the Red Cross to intervene and pressure the Israeli occupation authorities to release its son who suffers from several serious illnesses.

Captive Abu Haniyeh is held now in Nafha prison. He is sentenced to 15 years imprisonment, of which he has already spent 9 years.

His wife Maha confirmed that his health condition has been deteriorating, as he suffers from a stomach ulcer, breathing difficulties, and vision problems.

She pointed out that the policy of medical neglect adopted by the Israeli prison administration had exacerbated the health condition of her husband.

Mrs. Abu Haniyeh added that the prison authorities have recently transferred her ill husband to Nafha prison, and expressed concern about his condition, holding the occupation authorities fully responsible for his life.

The Israeli authorities detain in its jails nearly five thousand Palestinian prisoners, including 450 captives from the Gaza Strip, most of them are serving long terms.


Israeli navy gunboats open heavy machinegun fire at Palestinian fishermen

GAZA, (PIC)– Israeli navy gunboats opened heavy machinegun fire at Palestinian fishing boats working off the coast of central Gaza Strip on Saturday night.

Local sources told the PIC reporter that the gunboats opened intensive fire at the boats that were fishing off the Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza.

Israeli gunboats occasionally fire at Palestinian fishing boats and impede their work even within the reduced three nautical miles radius.


IOF soldiers deploy in Al-Khalil, detain schoolteachers

AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– Israeli occupation forces (IOF) detained three teachers working at Janba school near Yatta, south of Al-Khalil province, on Sunday morning.

Local sources said that the soldiers detained the teacher while on their way to school, which is near to a Jewish settlement.

They said that IOF soldiers also roamed the streets of two villages near Al-Khalil city and broke into a number of suburbs and the Old City of Al-Khalil.

The sources said that the soldiers broke into a number of homes in the process and searched them.


Injuries, arrests reported in Jerusalem night clashes

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– A number of Jerusalemites were injured in Saturday night clashes with Israeli occupation forces in Bab Hitta and Saadiya alleys near the Aqsa mosque.

Wadi Hilwa information center said in a statement on Sunday that a number of Jerusalemites were hit with metal and rubber bullets in the “violent” confrontations.

It said that the soldiers used live and rubber bullets in addition to teargas and stun grenades to quell the young Jerusalemites.

In a related context, a number of Jerusalemites suffered burns and breathing problems in clashes with the Israeli forces in Tur suburb in occupied Jerusalem while a young man was detained during the confrontations.


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