Saturday, July 13FROM THE RIVER TO THE SEA, PALESTINE WILL BE FREE

Palestine: Imprisoned for a hat

Posted by: John Phoenix
News roundup from Israel & Palestine: Imprisoned for a hat, etc

Palestinians are at the mercy of their Israeli occupier every day – through checkpoints, incursions, home demolitions, and more. (photo)

 Just because you don’t see Israel/Palestine in the headlines, doesn’t mean nothing is happening. Every day, Palestinian lives are impacted by Israel’s oppression and occupation. 

Recent news reports below – click on headlines for full report:

ISRAELI HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN THE OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORY (WEEKLY UPDATE 06-12 JULY 2023)

Death, displacement, settler attacks, military incursions and checkpoints – this week they all continued apace.

Reposted from Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, July 13, 2023[In the last week,] 5 Palestinians, including a civilian, were killed…So far in 2023, IOF attacks have killed 194 Palestinians, including 96 civilians, amongst them 33 children, 6 women and a person with disability…

[In the last week,] IOF [Israeli Occupation Forces] displaced 4 families of 15…Since the beginning of 2023, IOF have made 109 families homeless, a total of 671 persons, including 143 women and 299 children…

Since the beginning of the year, settlers have conducted at least 268 attacks against Palestinian civilians and their property. As a result, 7 Palestinians were killed…[In the last week,] IOF carried out 196 incursions into the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem…During those incursions, 97 Palestinians were arrested…So far in 2023, IOF have conducted 5,096 incursions into the West Bank…during which 2,892 Palestinians were arrested…

Israeli occupation maintains its illegal and inhuman 16-year closure on the Gaza Strip. Details available in PCHR’s monthly-update at the Gaza crossings…

In the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem,…on top of its 110 permanent checkpoints, IOF established 128 temporary military checkpoints…and arrested 5 Palestinians at those checkpoints…So far in 2023, IOF have established 3,193 temporary military checkpoints and arrested 140 Palestinians at those checkpoints.

FURTHER READING ON ISRAEL’S HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES:


Police arrest Gil Hammerschlag at a protest in Sheikh Jarrah, occupied East Jerusalem, April 2, 2023.
Police arrest Gil Hammerschlag at a protest in Sheikh Jarrah, occupied East Jerusalem, April 2, 2023. (photo)
AN ISRAELI ACTIVIST WAS THROWN IN JAIL FOR A WEEK — OVER A HAT

Police arrested Gil Hammerschlag in Jerusalem, after he attended a protest wearing a cap featuring a photo of a Palestinian shot dead by Israeli forces.

ByOren Ziv, reposted from +972 Magazine, July 11, 2023

A left-wing Israeli activist who had been in jail for almost a week over a hat he wore to a protest was released by the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday morning.

Gil Hammerschlag, 31, was arrested by police in the Old City of Jerusalem on July 4 because his baseball cap featured a photo of a Palestinian man who was killed during a protest in the occupied West Bank two years ago. [NOTE: the victim, Atef Yousef Hanaysha, 45, was shot in the head on March 19, 2021 – read his story here.]

OTHER ISRAELI MILITARY VIOLENCE AGAINST PALESTINIANS:

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