Thursday, 22 August 2013

Occupation releases Abu Daoud and deports him to Gaza

GAZA, (PIC)-- The Palestinian liberated prisoner Ayman Abu Daoud arrived on Thursday morning to the Gaza Strip through Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing, after being deported from the West Bank.

Abu Daoud, aged 31 from the city of al-Khalil in the southern West Bank, was released and deported to Gaza, after a deal with the Israeli authorities to end his 40-day hunger strike

Ayman ended his hunger strike in May. He served three months in the Israeli jails then he was deported to the Gaza Strip where he will spend ten years.

Wa'ed Society for Detainees and Ex-detainees told PIC's correspondent that Abu Daoud arrived to the Strip and will undergo medical examination to check on his health condition.

Abu Daoud was freed in a prisoner swap deal between Israel and Hamas in 2011, but Israel rearrested him in October 2012. more

Masked men attack journalist in Gaza

Media sources in Gaza has reported that a number of young masked men, apparently unarmed, attacked a Palestinian journalist in Gaza City, the Palestine News Network (PNN) has reported.

The sources said that the masked men attacked Ahmad Al-Fayyoumi in Al-Rimal Street, close to the Al-Yarmouk playground, and violently beat him.

The masked men also stole the mobile phone of Al- Fayyoumi, and his laptop before fleeing the area. Al-Fayyoumi works for the Slab News Agency, a daily paper based in Beirut, Lebanon. more

PLO threatens to sue Israel in international courts over settlements

BEIT JALA (AFP) -- A top PLO official threatened Wednesday to sue Israel through international bodies if it continues expanding settlements in the occupied territories, warning it was an issue that could torpedo fledgling peace talks.

"These are not just dots on a map," PLO executive committee member Hanan Ashrawi said of more than 2,000 new settler homes which were approved for construction ahead of a resumption of peace negotiations late last month.

"These are wilful and destructive measures to prevent the creation of a Palestinian state.

"If Israel carries out these plans ... we will be forced to (have) recourse to international judicial processes through international institutions," she told reporters near the settlement neighborhood of Gilo, south of Jerusalem, where many of the new units are to be built. more