‘Israel’ issued 98 administrative detention orders against Palestinians in July
The Israeli occupation government issued 98 administrative detention orders in July 2021, the Palestinian Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees said Tuesday.
The Commission said in a statement today that the occupation authorities issued 98 administrative detention orders in July 2021, 38 of the orders were issued for the first time against Palestinian detainees, while the administrative detention of 60 detainees was extended.
Administrative detention is illegal under international law, but the occupying state uses it to oppress the Palestinian people.
‘Israel’ routinely uses administrative detention and over the years has put thousands of Palestinians behind bars for periods ranging from a few months to several years without accusing them, without telling them what they are accused of, and without the alleged evidence disclose to them or their lawyers.
There are 4,850 Palestinian political prisoners held in Israeli prisons, including 540 administrative detainees held without charge or trial, 225 child prisoners and 41 female prisoners.
In June alone, 615 Palestinians, including 92 minors and 24 women, were detained by the Israeli occupation, while 100 administrative detention orders were issued.
In 2020 alone, Israeli occupation forces arrested 4,634 Palestinians, including 543 children and 128 women, in addition to issuing 1,114 administrative detention orders.
Israeli troops injure 6 Palestinians in nighttime attack on Jenin
Israeli occupation forces injured six Palestinians at midnight on Tuesday during an attack on Jenin in the occupied West Bank.
Local sources said six Palestinians were injured after being fired on with live ammunition by Israeli forces, including one who was rushed to a hospital in Nablus to receive necessary treatment after being seriously injured.
Israeli troops arrest three residents of Sheikh Jarrah after court hearing
Israeli forces arrested three residents of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood on Monday and attacked others after the Supreme Court hearing ended.
Eyewitnesses said Israeli troops arrested Suhaib Siyam. They also broke into Ghousheh’s house and arrested Islam Ighteit and Gheith Ghousheh.
A hearing of the Israeli Supreme Court was organized today to reach a final decision on the forced evictions of the local residents.
Israeli court calls on Sheikh Jarrah residents to pay rent to settlers
Israel’s Supreme Court today offered Palestinian residents of the occupied Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood “protected residency” status, saying that if they pay rent to the settler organization claiming the land on which their homes are built, their properties will not be demolished. The families have rejected the proposal and are objecting to Nahalat Shimon’s property claims and subsequent plans for their forced eviction, Ir Amim reported.
The hearing took place before a panel of three judges – Yitzhak Amit, Noam Sohlberg and Daphne Barak-Erez – who ruled on an appeal filed by the El-Kurd, Jaouni, Abu Hasna and Askafi families, who are being evicted from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah by the settler company Nahalat Shimon.
Both sides then argued and the hearing was closed without a court ruling. The judges are expected to make a decision on whether to continue the proceedings in the coming days. According to one of the lawyers representing the families, an additional hearing on the case is likely to be scheduled. Originally scheduled for early May, the hearing was postponed until now to allow the attorney general to weigh up his intervention in the case, which he ultimately dismissed.
Israel ADL lobby group partners with PayPal
PayPal is working with the Anti-Defamation League, a major lobbying group in Israel, to investigate how “extremist and hate movements” are using financial instruments to raise funds.
The partnership with PayPal is managed through the ADL’s so-called Center on Extremism, which markets itself as “a leading authority on extremism, terrorism and hate”.
This could mean financial tech giant PayPal is letting the ADL, with its long history of spying on human rights activists, dictate what is and what isn’t “extremism” with no clear indication that this process will be transparent or accountable.
And with the lobby group’s wide-ranging efforts to label support for Palestinian rights as a form of anti-Jewish bigotry, this could be yet another way the private sector can censor and hinder anti-racist activists from protecting Israel.
“Palestinian and Islamist political expressions are often smeared as ‘extremist’ or hateful through the overly broad definition of the anti-Semitism label, and the ADL has been at the helm of some of those efforts,” said Diala Shamas, staff attorney at the Center for constitutional rights, to The Electronic Intifada.
(Sources: Quds News Network, MEMO, Days of Palestine)
Henny A.J. Kreeft
Independent Citizen Journalism
© Khamakar News Agency / 03.08.2021