Another Palestinian journalist was arrested by the Palestinian Authority yesterday. Like Yousef al-Shayeb who was arrested last week, Tariq Khamis was arrested for writing things that the PA does not want the public to know. Khamis, who writes for Zaman Press, told The Electronic Intifada today that the reason for his arrest was more to do with an article about Palestinian youth groups he had written than anything he had written on Facebook.
Rights and Accountability
In the course of illegally banishing hunger striker Hana al-Shalabi to the Gaza Strip, Israeli occupation forces used Twitter to commit an additional breach of international law.
Just after 2AM Palestine local time, or around 7PM US East Coast time, Addameer, the Palestinian prisoner’s rights group, issued this important statement in Arabic via Facebook and in English on its website regarding Hana al-Shalabi, the Palestinian prisoner who has been on hunger strike for more than 40 days against her detention without charge or trial by Israe
A new report by Defense for Children International-Palestine section has documented systematic, routine abuses by Israeli soldiers and interrogators of Palestinian children across the occupied West Bank including East Jerusalem.
Deep poverty and a poor educational system have pushed 500 to 1,000 children to work in the illegal Israeli agricultural settlements in the Jordan Valley. They work for a very low wage under harsh conditions.
The decision of Israeli human rights group B’Tselem to participate in J Street’s upcoming conference featuring former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is “incredibly damaging” to the effort to achieve justice and accountability for victims of war crimes.
Hana al-Shalabi is at risk of “imminent death” after more than a month on hunger strike against her violent, arbitrary detention by Israel has led to a serious deterioration in her health. She has been transferred from HaSharon prison to Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba.
The parents of political prisoner Hana al-Shalabi have issued a call to all Palestinians to protest this Saturday in support of their daughter as doctors who examined her expressed grave concern over her sharply deteriorating health four weeks into a hunger strike against her arbitrary detention by Israel.
The Public Committee Against Torture (PCATI) submitted two group complaints to the Israeli authorities after 29 Palestinian women testified about their ill-treatment and torture by the Shabak and Israeli soldiers last year.