Hamidron (slippery slope)
Military and Security Forces: May 6, 2012
The Shin Bet has recommended to demolish the houses of the families of Amjad and Hakim Awad. killers of the Fogel family, both of them already sentenced to five life sentences in prison, even after the Association for Civil Rights had previously stated in 2009 that family house demolitions means the total destruction of family life and hurts the right for dignity.
Settlers and Settlements: April 21, 2012
The Jerusalem District Court ordered the eviction of six settler families from a Palestinian house they invaded in Tel Rumeida neighbourhood in Hebron by May 15, after ruling that the purchase documents presented by the settlers were forged.
Closed Society: May 6, 2012
Two Molotov cocktails were thrown tonight at a residential building in the Hanoch street in Hatikva neighborhood in southern Tel Aviv, where a few African refugees live. No one was hurt and no property damage occurred.
A demonstration in solidarity with the hunger-striking political prisoners will be held on Tuesday 8.5.2012 at 2p at the Mount Scopus campus of the Hebrew university (at the square). Organizers are calling students to come with images, banners and flags and protest the arrest and repressive policies against Palestinians, and demand freedom and dignity to all prisoners.
A large group of 124 international investors en route to Gaza were stopped and denied entry into the strip by the Israeli authority in the pretext they did not possess the appropriate permits.
Posted in Gaza
Tagged access, Gaza, siege
Today (Sunday) the IOF demolished a water well in Wadi Hura, just south-west of Bani Na’im (Hebron area) and in addition also uprooted three adjacent olive trees.
According to Bilal Thiab’s brother ‘Azzam, the occupation authorities are pressuring him to convince hunger-striker Bilal to end his strike in exchange to deportation to Gaza, similarly to the deal struck with Hana al-Shalabi a few weeks ago.
Tomorrow at 6p a demonstration and vigil in solidarity with the hunger-striking prisoners will held by lawyers in front of Megiddo prison by lawyers and jurists.
Four men from Salfit were arrested at dawn by the IOF: Ibrahim Madi, Muhammad ‘Umar ‘abd al-Razaq, Ibrahim Razaq Fatash and his brother Baraa (the latter two are students in the al-Najah national university).
Posted in Arrests
Tagged Arrests, Salfit
According to Ma’an (and other Palestinian sources), the Israeli prison administration, after a negotiation with representatives of Fatah at Gilboa, Megido and Hadarm, has agreed to some of the demands put forth by the Palestinian political prisoners, and made several proposals, among them: re-examination of solitary confinement; satellite television reception (of specific channels); increase personal allowance by 100 NIS (400 instead of 300); allow brothers to be held in the same prison; improve the cantina’s offering to include fruit and vegetables; transfer sick prisoners in an ambulance instead of a military vehicle; allow former prisoners to visit current prisoners; allow photos with the prisoner’s family every five years instead of once in a lifetime
Two major issues remain unresolved: family visits for prisoners from the Gaza strip and the issue of higher education (on which the prison administration awaits a supreme court decision).
An acceptance of these proposals by the Fatah prisoners would end the hunger strike. According to the latest reports the prisoners accept half of these proposals.