Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016
RAMALLAH, February 10, 2016 (WAFA) – A Palestinian detainee who was recently detained by Israeli authorities was subjected to brutal torture by Israeli intelligence officers during interrogation, according to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS). PPS said in a report that Ismail Arouj, a Palestinian from Bethlehem who was detained by Israeli forces in April 2014, was recently summoned for interrogation after his wife, Raba’a Arouj, was detained by Israeli authorities. During interrogation, PPS added, Arouj was subjected to extremely cruel torture methods to extract conf
JERUSALEM, February 10, 2016 (WAFA) – Israeli forces overnight Wednesday detained 17 Palestinians, including at least a minor, and summoned two others during predawn raids across the West Bank districts, said security sources. Forces detained ten Palestinians from Jerusalem district, six others from Bethlehem district and another from Jenin district. Two Palestinians from Bethlehem and Jenin districts were also summoned. In Jerusalem, Israeli police broke into Sur Bahir, a town to the south of the city, where they detained three Palestinians, identified as Luqman ‘Attun, Mus&lsqu
JERUSALEM, February 10, 2016 (WAFA) – Many Palestinians were injured during clashes that broke out with Israeli police throughout several neighbourhoods in the East Jerusalem town of Silwan late Tuesday night. According to Wadi Hilweh Information Center, Israeli police forces stormed an area in Ein al-Lozeh neighbourhood in Silwan, provocatively deployed throughout its streets and alleys, leading to clashes. Forces used rubber baton rounds, stun grenades, and tear gas canisters against Palestinians, causing many to suffocate due to tear gas inhalat
RAMALLAH, February 10, 2016 (WAFA) – The three Palestinian Arabic dailies Wednesday focused on the Palestinian government’s announcement, during its weekly meeting on Tuesday, that it was ready to resign to make way for a national unity government. The three dailies printed a picture of hundreds of Palestinians participating in a protest outside Afula hospital, where hunger striking Palestinian detainee Mohammad al-Qiq is being hospitalized, in support of his cause. Al-Quds added in this regard that al-Qiq’f family called for Palestinians to protest en masse in solidarity w