Saturday, 11 January 2014

Israeli forces release 9 detained Palestinian children and 1 youth

HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces freed nine Palestinian children and one youth from detention on Friday after the intervention of Palestinian military liaisons, according to a Palestinian security source.

The released teenagers were from across Hebron and Ramallah governorates and were all detained by Israeli forces on the pretext of throwing stones.

The official source in the military liaison identified the released detainees from Hebron city, Halhoul, and at-Tabaqa, all in Hebron region, as: Mohammed Nafez Hussein Abu Sneineh, 16, Solomon Imad Tuwaya, 14, Uday Imad Tuwaya, 16, Essam Emad Muhammad Tuwaya, 12, Ali Saeed Junaidi, 12, Qusay Kamel Atrash, 13, al-Montaser Ballah Munther Muhammad Abu Atwan, 14, and Safwan Talal Abu Sneineh, 19.

The other detainees were identified as Mahmoud Ibrahim Jaidy, 13, from Abud, and Abdullah Kheir al-Tamimi, 14, from Deir Netham, both towns in the Ramallah region abutting settlements and completely surrounded by areas under Israeli military control. more

Hamas in Gaza: “Amidst Israeli escalation, resistance has the right to retaliate”

The Hamas-led government in the besieged Gaza Strip warned that Israel is escalating its aggression on Gaza, and that armed resistance groups in the coastal region have the right to retaliate.

Abdul-Salam Siyam, secretary of the Ministerial Council in Gaza, said that the Israeli military is deliberately targeting the Palestinians, and continues to violate the ceasefire deal that was mediated by Egypt in November of 2012.

He also called on Egypt to contact the Israeli side and inform Tel Aviv that this escalation is leading the region into a new confrontation.

“Egypt must stop this calculated escalation against Gaza and its people”, Siyam added, “All factions are committed to the truce, but Israel is repeatedly violating it”.

Siyam further said that armed resistance is a legitimate option, and that Palestinian fighters in Gaza will counter this aggression, the constant attacks against the Palestinians and their lands.

The Israeli military recently repeatedly bombarded several areas in the Gaza Strip, assassinated a fighter of the Al-Quds Brigades of the Islamic Jihad, and wounded dozens of Palestinians. more