On His First Visit to Gilboa Breakers… Lawyer Reveals New Details About Muhammad Al Aridah
After his first visit to Gilboa escapees, Commission for Detainees and Former Detainees lawyer Khaled Mahajneh revealed in the early hours of Wednesday that Muhammad Al Aridah was severely tortured after being re-arrested.
Mahajneh said Mohammed told details that made him cry.
According to Mahajneh, Muhammad Al Arida and Zakariyya Al Zubeidi were found by chance when an Israeli soldier searched a truck during a routine check.
Mahajneh added that Muhammad Al Aridah was brutally tortured. He was severely beaten and the Israelis slammed his head on the ground. He has had no treatment so far.
“Muhammad has undergone severe torture. Since he was detained again, he only slept 10 hours and only got something to eat yesterday,” Mahajneh said.
Lawyer Mahajna meets Mahmoud Al-‘Arda, listens to horrific details of torture
Lawyer Raslan Mahajna of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) managed to meet detainee Mahmoud al-‘Arda, one of the Palestinian political prisoners who managed to escape from the Israeli prison of Gilboa, before he was captured by the Israeli army. He informed him of horrific details of torture and abuse, including constant interrogation and deprivation of sleep and food.
The lawyer stated that Mahmoud is constantly interrogated, tortured and abused, including denial of the right to sleep or eat.
Mahmoud told the lawyer that since the day of his arrest, more than five days ago, he had been deprived of even the sun, barely able to sleep for a few hours at the time due to constant interrogation, torture and poor prison conditions.
Extremist Israeli settlers attack Palestinian families and homes in Hebron at midnight
A group of extremist Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian families and their homes at midnight on Tuesday in the Jaber neighborhood of Hebron, south of the occupied West Bank.
Local source said a group of Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian families with stones after breaking into the neighborhood and then attacking the home of Aref Jaber, a local activist.
Palestinian residents tried to stop the settlers from attacking them and their properties, but Israeli forces protected the settlers and fired live bullets and sound bombs at them.
Israeli settlers attack Palestinian homes in Hebron
Many illegal Israeli settlers attacked several Palestinian homes late Tuesday night in the Jaber neighborhood, near the Ibrahimi Mosque, in the city of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.
Aref Jaber stated that the settlers invaded the neighborhood while firing live ammunition before storming houses.
“They attacked our neighborhood firing live shots,” Aref said, and then the soldiers came and invaded my house instead of removing the settlers who attacked us.”
Local sources said more settlers had gathered in the area and more live fire could be heard before storming a few homes in the area.
There are no reports of injuries or arrests at the time of this report.
Israeli troops kidnap wanted man’s wife to force him to turn himself in
Israeli forces abducted Hasan Shawkah’s wife from occupied Bethlehem on Tuesday after a two-day manhunt to force him to turn himself in.
Israeli forces surrounded Shawkah’s house in downtown Bethlehem and kidnapped his wife Sherihan Abdullah Shawkah (aged 33).
Last week, Israeli forces kidnapped Hasan’s father and brother to force him to surrender.
Yesterday, the Israeli army broke into his home in a failed attempt to search for him.
Hasan Shawkah (age 34) is a former detainee who has been arrested several times for his political views and activism with the Islamic Jihad (IJ) movement.
‘Israel’ arrests Jerusalemite man two hours after he was released
Israeli forces re-arrested Omar Muhammad Obeid on Tuesday, just two hours after he was released and arrived at his home in Issawiyyeh in occupied Jerusalem.
As soon as Obeid arrived in Issawiyyeh and was welcomed by the locals, Israeli troops broke into the neighborhood and arrested Omar and his father.
Obeid was released earlier today after serving his six-and-a-half-year sentence. He was arrested again two hours later.
Hebron: Palestinian forced to sleep on the street after soldiers barred him from home
A Palestinian man identified as Mofeed Sharabati, 55, said Israeli soldiers refused to allow him to reach his home on the enclosed and isolated Shuhada Street, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, adding that he on the side of his the road.
Sharabati lives in the Shuhada Street area in the center of the city of Hebron, where Israeli soldiers are always deployed and have a permanent military roadblock.
He said the soldiers stopped him at the roadblock and refused to let him through, adding that the soldiers held him and many other Palestinians at the roadblock for several hours, but let everyone through but him.
“The neighbors came out and gave me a mattress, sheet and blankets so that I can rest after the soldiers told me not to go home,” Sharabati stated, “So here I sleep next to the sidewalk. To the military roadblock, so close to my house, but not allowed to reach it.”
Soldiers wound many Palestinians, including schoolchildren, kidnap child in Hebron
Israeli soldiers injured dozens of Palestinians on Tuesday, including schoolchildren, and kidnapped a child in the city of Hebron and the nearby city of Sa’ir, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.
Media sources in the city of Hebron said the soldiers attacked many schoolchildren at the Abu ar-Reesh military roadblock west of the Ibrahimi Mosque, sparking protests.
They added that the soldiers fired gas bombs and concussion grenades at the schoolchildren, leaving dozens with the consequences of inhaling tear gas.
In addition, the soldiers attacked dozens of nonviolent protesters, who marched in solidarity with the prisoners in Israeli prisons in the city of Sa’ir, northeast of Hebron.
(Sources: Quds News Network, IMEMC)
Henny A.J. Kreeft
Independent Citizen Journalism
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