Tuesday, 3 May 2016
JERUSALEM, May 3, 2016 (WAFA) – Israeli forces overnight detained six Palestinians from a number of West Bank districts, said security and Palestine Prisoner’s Society sources. Israeli police detained an 18-year-old Palestinian for allegedly being involved in a stabbing attack against an Israeli, in his 60s, in Jerusalem earlier Monday evening. The Israeli sustained light injuries after being stabbed in his back on al-Wad Street in the Old City. This came as police shut down all entrances to the Old City with metal barricades and prevented Palestinians from entering and exiting the city for several hours in their search for the suspected attacker. Police heavily deployed across several neighborhoods and markets, where they stormed and ransacked many stores and structures,
RAMALLAH, May 3, 2016 (WAFA) – The Prime Minister’s Office said, on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day, that freedom of expression has become a ground for arrest under the Israeli pretext of incitement. “Israel‘s systematic assault on Palestinian journalists and media institutions is part of a broader campaign to instill fear and silence an entire population. Today, freedom of expression has become grounds for arrest, under the Israeli pretext of incitement,” Jamal Dajani, Director of Strategic Communications and Media at the Prime Minister‘s Office “Israel wants to stop Palestinians from reporting on Israeli human rights violations; Israel doesn‘t want the world to know the real facts on the ground,” added Dajani. At least
RAMALLAH, May 3, 2016 (WAFA) – The Israeli decision to drop probe into the killing of a pregnant Palestinian woman and her teenage brother at Qalandiya checkpoint and Haaretz report that Israeli forces abused three Palestinian minors hit the front page headlines in Palestinian dailies. Al-Quds reported that Israeli Police Investigation Unit “Mahash” decided to drop probe into the killing of Maram Abu-Isma‘il, 23, and her brother, Ibrahim, 16, at Qalandiya checkpoint, north of Jerusalem. The three dailies reported that the police unit acquitted the murderers. Highlighting that the Israeli who shot and killed Maram and Ibrahim was a privately-contracted security guard, al-Ayyam reported the security contractor company as claiming that the guard did his job in accor