Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Palestinian prisoner loses hearing, vomits blood after receiving medication from prison doctor

RAMALLAH, (PIC)-- Ratib Al-Deek, a Palestinian prisoner from Salfit province, has lost his sense of hearing and was vomiting blood after taking Israeli-prescribed medication, the Palestinian prisoner’s association said on Wednesday.

The association said in a press release, quoting family of the prisoner, that Deek complained of pain in his ear and the Israeli doctor in the Megiddo clinic gave him ear drops after which he lost his sense of hearing.

It said that the prisoner was taken out of his prison cell with both his hand and feet handcuffed to see his relatives, who saw him in a very bad health and psychological condition. more

Video: #Flagwoman protester raises Palestinian flag on Israeli military vehicle at Ofer prison

By haithmkatib
RAMALLAH - Four Palestinians were injured during clashes with Israeli forces near Ofer jail at a demonstration in support of hunger-striking prisoners, medics told Ma'an.

Activist Tayseer Arabsha was moderately wounded after being hit in the head by a rubber bullet, Palestinian Red Crescent officials said. Three others were slightly injured by rubber bullets, they added.

Protesters gathered near the Ramallah-district military jail to show solidarity with Palestinian prisoners on hunger-strike in Israel jails.

Israeli forces also fired tear gas, sound grenades and waste water to disperse the demonstrators, witnesses said. An Israeli army spokeswoman said she was not familiar with the use of rubber bullets by forces dispersing the protest.

A wave of hunger-strike by Palestinians jailed in Israel peaked two weeks ago, when over a thousand detainees joined long-term hunger-strikers on Palestinian Prisoners Day.

Prisoners groups estimate 2,000 detainees are now refusing food in a bid to improve their conditions.

Attack on many of the activists the Popular Resistance in the peaceful sit-in in solidarity with prisoners. link

Israel forces bomb open area, fire on south Gaza Strip

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces bombed an open area in the northern Gaza Strip at dawn Wednesday, with no injuries reported.

Later Wednesday morning, Israeli military vehicles entered a border area in southern Gaza, and locals reported the sound of heavy gunfire.

An area 200 square meters meters from the border was leveled by 15 Israeli military vehicles, near Khuzaa village east of Khan Younis, eyewitnesses said.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said she was looking into the incident.

At dawn in the northern Gaza Strip, Israeli military aircraft fired on open lands near the border area, the army and locals said. more