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Palestine: Pal. teen, Egyptian man killed in shooting & 6 killed, 250 detained in August

Palestinian teen dies of wounds sustained in Israeli shooting

NABLUS, (PIC)– A Palestinian teenager was pronounced dead on Saturday of wounds he had sustained during an attack by Israeli troops on the Jenin refugee camp ten days ago.

Karim Sobhi Abu Sbeih, 17-year-old, succumbed to his wounds after conducting several surgeries at the Arab Specialist Hospital in Nablus, medical sources said.

The sources added that Abu Sbeih was seriously injured in his abdomen after an Israeli military force stormed the refugee camp and fired randomly at the residents.

One resident identified as Mohammad Lahlouh was shot dead and another resident named as Ala’ Jamal Abu Khalifa, 19, was wounded during the same Israeli incursion into the Jenin refugee camp.


Ahrar: The IOF killed 6 Palestinians and detained 250 others in August

RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Ahrar center for human rights said that the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) killed six Palestinian citizens and detained 250 others in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip during August.

According to a monthly report released by the center, five Palestinians from Gaza were among the detainees during the reporting month, including journalist Alaa Mukbel, director of the Palestinian information authority.

Five Palestinians were also killed by the IOF during West Bank events in different areas, and another one was killed in central Gaza.

The report noted that 20 Palestinians, mostly in the West Bank, have been killed since the start of the current year.

In an earlier incident on Thursday morning, a group of Jewish settlers physically attacked Palestinian citizens from Qasra village near Nablus and stole a tractor belonging to a citizen.

Director of settlement affairs in the northern West Bank Ghassan Daglas said that Jewish settlers trespassed on Palestinian-owned lands and attacked their owners with sticks and stones.

Daglas added that Mohamed Shehadeh and Mahmoud Awdeh sustained injuries in different parts of their bodies and received medical treatment in hospital, noting that the settlers also stole a tractor.


Captive Awab Mubarak subjected to physical and psychological torture

NABLUS, (PIC)– Captive Awab Ahmed Mubarak, 20-year-old, has been and still is subjected to physical and psychological torture in the Israeli interrogation centers, Tadamun Foundation said.

The researcher at the foundation, Ahmad al-Beitawi, said on Saturday that Awab has been subjected to continuous interrogation for 20 hours per day, adding that he was forced to offer prayers while tied to a chair.

The foundation’s lawyer Mohammed Abed visited Mubarak three times during the past two weeks. Abed quoted Mubarak as saying that he was subjected to severe beating during his arrest on August 4, 2013, in addition to verbal and physical insults during interrogation.

He pointed out that the captive was exposed to cold air for long hours before being held in a hot cell causing him sharp bone and joint pains.

The Israeli interrogators have also threatened him of arresting his father, a deputy in the Palestinian Legislative Council, and claimed that the lawyers refused to defend him because of his difficult issue.

Al-Beitawi pointed out that the Israeli interrogators used to fabricate such lies in order to undermine the prisoner’s spirits. In one such incident, they claimed that his family was subjected to a car accident, he added.

The researcher affirmed that Awab’s health condition has dramatically deteriorated where he lost more than 7 Kg of his weight in less than two weeks.

The Israeli interrogators’ questions mainly focused on the funeral of Awab’s brother who died in America two months before Awab’s detention during an armed robbery.

Awab, a student at the Faculty of Law at Abu Dis University in Jerusalem, is supposed to stand trial in Ofer Court on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Israeli authorities prevented on Saturday some prisoners detained in Jalama detention center from meeting with their lawyers.

The Israeli intelligence service deliberately prevent the prisoners from meeting with their lawyers during the interrogation period in order to extract forced confessions, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said.

Preventing the prisoners from meeting their lawyers violates the international laws particularly the III and IV. Geneva Conventions, the PPS added.

The human rights center stressed that the Israeli judiciary gave a legal cover to the Shin Bet and Israeli intelligence’s violations to the international laws.


Egyptian man killed in Israeli shooting

GAZA, (PIC)– Israeli army forces fired at two Egyptians near the borders killing one of them and injuring the other at the pretext they did not respond to orders to stop and identify themselves.

Egyptian media quoted a security source as saying that both were smugglers, adding that the incident took place near the Egyptian borders with Palestine occupied in 1948 on Friday night.

The borders stretch over 200 kilometers of desert land while Egyptian borders with Gaza extend to 14 kilometers.


Palestinian farmer hit with IOF bullet

GAZA, (PIC)– A Palestinian farmer was moderately wounded when Israeli occupation forces (IOF) opened fire at him to the east of Jabaliya, north of Gaza Strip, on Friday night.

Medical sources told the PIC reporter that the 20-year-old farmer, Yousef Saad, was hit with a bullet in his thigh.

The sources said that Saad was taken to hospital where his injury was described as moderate.


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