Wednesday, 4 May 2016
JERUSALEM, May 3, 2016 (WAFA) – The Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem on Tuesday compelled a local Palestinian family from Silwan, a neighborhood of Jerusalem, to demolish three commercial stores of its own, local sources told WAFA. WAFA correspondent said the municipality ordered the family to demolish the said stores, under the pretext of construction without a permit. The stores have a total area of about 75 square meters. According to the UN monitoring group OCHA, from February 23 to March 7, 2016 Israel destroyed or dismantled 85 structures in Area C and East Jerusalem for lack of Israeli-issued building permits, including 17 structures provided as humanitarian assistance, displacing 96 Palestinians, including 41 children, and affecting 255 others. According to OCHA stat
JERUSALEM, May 3, 2016 (WAFA) – Israeli forces detained overnight 18 Palestinians, including at least two minors and a disabled, during raids into several West Bank districts, said Palestine Prisoner’s Society. Israeli police detained four Palestinians from Jerusalem. They were identified as Khaled Shawish, Sami Abu-Rumeileh, 15, Adham Abu-Nijmeh, and another unidentified Palestinian. Police also detained six Palestinians from al-Judeira and Beir Nabala towns, northwest of Jerusalem. The detainees were identified as Dhiaa Shehadeh, 20, Rashad Barjas, Muhammad Barjas, both 19, Tareq Barjas, 17, Muhammad Zeidan, 24, whose father, Nizar, is sentenced to 37 years in Israeli imprisonment, and Khaled Zeidan, 50. To the north of Jerusalem, in Ramallah district, forces detained Jam
RAMALLAH, May 3, 2016 (WAFA) – The Israeli prison authorities have shut down the supply of water and electricity to Nafha prison, where hundreds of Palestinian political prisoners are incarcerated, according to the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Commission. The Commission said, in a press release, that a “state of tension” has been prevailing across the prison following the Israeli procedure, adding that clashes could erupt there if the prison authorities continue to cut the supply of water and electricity there. The Commission said the Israel Prison Service will be responsible for any escalation which may occur in the prison. M.N