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Palestine: ’Israel’ issues wanted posters for children, Peres urges EU to delay funding curbs & plan to take over Al Aqsa

’Israel’ Issues Wanted Posters for Palestinian Kids: We’ll Catch You

Al Ahed news

Asaf Hikmat, a West Bank Palestinian teen, can hardly concentrate on his upcoming exams, as he has been on the lookout for “Israeli” soldiers ever since he found his face on an “Israeli” army wanted poster.

Asaf is one of several youngsters who took part in their village’s weekly protests against “Israeli” settlement expansion.

Such demonstrations would regularly end in tear gas and rubber coated bullets, but the “Israeli” Army has recently come up with something new – posters with kids’ faces, reading ‘We are the army. Be careful. We will catch you if we see you.’
“We got very afraid when they put our pictures up, they are threatening that they will arrest us and they will come and take us from our homes,” Asaf stated.

The posters depicting the children as outlaws with a bounty on their head are just part and parcel of the “Israeli” intimidation techniques, confimed Murad Shtaiwi, Coordinator of the Popular Resistance Committee.
“Every night, nearly, they come and shoot tear gas and sound bombs toward the houses to frighten and to let the children live in very bad psychological situation,” Shtaiwi told RT.

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child issued a report in June, confirming that thousands of Palestinian children were systematically injured, tortured and used as human shields by the Zionist entity.

During the 10-year period examined by UN human rights experts, up to 7,000 children aged 9 to 17 were arrested, interrogated and detained, the report said.

Just last week, a video was released showing a 5-year-old Palestinian boy being detained by the “Israeli” military.

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10 arrests in WB including 8 children

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) arrested Wednesday, eight Palestinian children in Abu Dis village near Ramallah under the pretext of throwing stones at Israeli vehicles and soldiers.

Witnesses said that an Israeli troop attacked Abu Dis town in occupied Jerusalem and arrested Mohammed Al-Mohtaseb, Mahmoud Bassa, Mohammed Al-Senawi, Khalil Al-Reshq, Anas Bader, Amer Ayyad and Amin Rabi’.

Israeli forces fired tear gas canisters during the storming of the village, causing several suffocation cases among the children where they were transferred to hospital for treatment, local sources confirmed.

IOF soldiers also summoned the Palestinian citizen Musa Jaber and his son Ragheb for investigation in the Israeli Intelligence headquarters.

They also arrested on Thursday two citizens from Bethlehem in West Bank after raiding their houses.

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Israeli banks may lose access to large loans under new EU rule on occupied lands (click to read)

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Peres Urges EU to Delay Settlement Funding Curbs

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“Israeli” President Shimon Peres called on the EU on Thursday to delay adopting settlement funding curbs that will block all funding of “Israeli” settlements in the occupied West Bank including al-Quds.

“I appeal to our friends in Europe…do not lead a process of irresponsible sanctions which will torpedo diplomatic negotiations,” Peres said.

The EU’s office in “Israel” said on Thursday that Kerry, Peres and Netanyahu called European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso on Wednesday night to discuss the guidelines.

It said in a statement that the EU is ready to negotiate with “Israel” regarding their planned entry into force from January 1 next year.

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Barghouthi suffers serious problems with heart rate

RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Lawyer Hanan Al-Khatib said that the hunger striking prisoner and Qassam leader Abdullah Barghouti has been suffering from serious deterioration in his health condition as a result of atrophy of the liver due to his ongoing hunger strike.

Khatib, who visited the prisoner in Afula Hospital, stated that Barghouthi has started to suffer severe problems with heart rate and that over the past week he was given an anti-inflammatory injection and other injections for his heart and liver.

She noted that prisoner Barghouthi is suffering from fainting spells caused by hypoglycemia, adding that his status begun to stabilize after he started to take sugar with water.

The prison administration’s medical committee threatened to intervene and force feed him, under the pretext of preserving his life.

The Qassam leader stressed that he is determined to continue his hunger strike, and demanded the release of all Jordanian prisoners to Jordan, adding that they have been waiting for an official intervention to find a quick solution to their cause.

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Israeli Religious Services Ministry calls for collective prayers in al-Aqsa

NAZARETH, (PIC)– Israel’s deputy minister for religious services Eli Ben Dahan confirmed that he plans to allow Jewish congregational prayers in al-Aqsa mosque as a response to the Israeli police’s refusal to allow the entering of extremist settlers and Israeli political figures to the mosque.

Ben Dahan strongly condemned during an interview with Israeli TV channel 10 the police prevention of the settlers’ from entry into al-Aqsa mosque, stressing on the Jewish worshipers’ right to have access to the “Temple Mount” in light of Israel’s tolerance, freedom and equal principles as he claimed.

The Israeli police has prevented Wednesday the entry of deputy foreign minister, Zeev alkene, to al-Aqsa mosque for fear of erupting clashes with the Muslim worshipers who repelled the provocative visit to the mosque during the holy month of Ramadan.

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