Sunday, 23. September 2018

A 24-year-old Palestinian, Muhammad Zaghlul Rimawi, died of his injuries on Tuesday morning, September 18, after he had been brutally assaulted by Israeli forces in a predawn raid on his home in the village of Beit Rima in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah .

Muhammad’s brother, Bashir Rimawi, told the Palestinian news agency Ma’an that some 40 Israeli soldiers raided their house in Beit Rima before dawn on Tuesday, assaulted Muhammad while he was still lying in bed wearing his nightwear which they tore from his body. Bashir related how the Israeli forces continued to brutally beat his brother after he had lost consciousness, carried him outside the house, and took him to an unknown location.

Sky-high unemployment, declining per capita income, contracting agricultural productivity and worsening socioeconomic conditions characterize a bleak assessment of the economy of the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), according to the new annual report by UNCTAD (the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) on its assistance to the Palestinian people.

Three Palestinians were killed and dozens others sustained injuries during Friday’s 25th consecutive Great March of Return protests in the eastern sector of the besieged Gaza Strip. Thousands of Palestinians gathered on Friday, September 14, along the eastern border of the Gaza Strip with Israel to take part in protests under the slogan “Resistance is our Choice.” A spokesperson for the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, Ashraf al-Qidra, confirmed that three Palestinians were killed during Friday’s protests.

wfdy 148The World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) condemns the decision of the US government to stop funding the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for refugees in the Near East, the service that has been providing shelter, care and education to Palestinian #refugees in the occupied territories and in the neighboring countries for 70 years now.

The goal of the United States and Israel is to undermine the right of the Palestinian refugees to return to their homes. Israel is questioning the number of refugees who are entitled to relief from #UNRWA, as well as the right of Palestinians to return to their homes.

Dear colleagues,

The conditions of life and work for our colleagues workers in Palestine and for the Palestinian people are very difficult and they are constantly getting worse. The state of Israel limits the Palestinian people in a smaller and smaller part of the Palestinian ground.

The Israeli settlements and the military bases at the West Bank and at Jerusalem are constantly being expanded.

In the densely populated Gaza Strip, the Israeli occupation usurps the 24% of the total area and it has made an isolation zone with a fence along the eastern border between Gaza Strip and Israel. The embargo that has been imposed prohibits the Palestinian fish men from having access to the sea at a distance longer than 6 miles from the shore, depriving them of the possibility to support their families.

Contrary to the illusion held by many that Israel’s presence in the Gaza Strip ended with the implementation of the Disengagement Plan in 2005, to this day Israel continues to exercise control over nearly every aspect of life in Gaza, including through its control over movement and access.

Importantly, it continues to enforce restrictions on access to areas deep inside the Strip and in Gaza’s territorial waters, commonly referred to as the “Access Restricted Areas” (ARAs). Israel employs violent enforcement measures against what it perceives as breaches of its directives in the ARAs, including the use of live fire against Palestinian civilians, fishermen, herders and farmers. Over the past decade, long before the recent wave of protests, Israel’s actions in the ARAs have resulted in the death and injury of Palestinians, extensive damage to property and loss of livelihoods.

Hundreds of Palestinians residing in the besieged Gaza Strip marched Saturday, August 11, in the funeral processions of three Palestinians killed during the 20th consecutive Friday “Great March of Return.”

Paramedic Abdullah Qatati, 22, and Ali al-Alul, 55, were killed by Israeli live fire during last Friday’s protests along the eastern borders of the Gaza Strip, while Ahmad Abu Luli, 40, succumbed on Saturday morning to wounds he sustained a day earlier. The three funeral processions set out from the Abu Youssef Najjar Hospital in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

The death of a Palestinian teen who succumbed to wounds inflicted by Israeli forces during last Friday’s protests along the Gaza border hit the front pages of three Arabic Palestinian dailies on Sunday, August 5..

The three West Bank daily newspapers, Al-Hayat al-Jadida, Al-Quds and Al-Ayyam, wrote that Moath Ziad al-Sory, 15, from al-Nusseirat in the central Gaza Strip, was mortally wounded when hit in the abdomen by an Israeli round during the weekly border protests on Friday, August 3. The youth was moved to a city hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

comunistaThe Communist and Worker Parties decisively condemn the crimes committed by Israeli army against Palestinian people in the occupied territories, especially in the Gaza Strip, that has caused a bloodbath, murdering in cold blood unarmed demonstrators, men, women, and children.

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