Thursday, 12 November 2015

Israel set to ban boycotters

As the European Union approved a guidelines to mark Israeli settlement goods, the Knesset rushed to approve a preliminary reading of a bill to ban individuals who call for a boycott of Israel.

Israeli Occupation Authorities following move to label settlement goods, called the EU as antisemitic and racist who “should be ashamed.

The Israeli prime minister, Netanyahu also said that Israel is “unwilling to accept the fact that the EU labels the side being attacked by terror.”

The move was also condemned by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

According to +972 magazine, on Wednesday the Knesset approved the first reading of a bill that would forbid entry into Israel of anyone who calls for BDS.

As the entry to Palestine is also controlled by the Israeli occupation authorities, boycotters, if banned, will not be able to enter the occupied Palestinian territory. more

Israeli soldiers open fire on Palestinian farmers in Gaza

Israeli soldiers, stationed across the border fence, fired dozens of rounds of live ammunition on Palestinian farmers, working in their lands close to the border fence, east of Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers, some on military towers and others in armored vehicles, fired dozens of live rounds, and smoke bombs, at the farmers in their own lands, causing damage but no injuries.

The farmers left their lands fearing additional Israeli military escalation. more

Undercover Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian in Hebron hospital

Undercover Israeli forces on Thursday shot dead a Palestinian during a hospital raid in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, witnesses and hospital staff said.

Abdullah Azzam Shalaldah, 28, was shot several times by forces who raided the surgery unit of al-Ahli hospital in order to detain his cousin, Azzam Ezzat Shalaldah, 20, who was shot by an Israeli settler last month, hospital staff told Ma’an.

Abdullah and another relative were in the hospital visiting Azzam when around 20 undercover Israeli soldiers entered the hospital at 3:00 a.m., witnesses said.

The forces tied up the relative while Abdullah, who was in the bathroom at the time, entered the room and was shot dead on scene.

The undercover forces then retreated from the hospital with Azzam, taking him into custody, witnesses added.

An Israeli army spokesperson was unable to comment on the presence of undercover forces during the raid, while Israeli media reported that the forces arrived in two large vans with someone pretending to be pregnant.

The army spokesperson told Ma’an that a combined force of Israeli army and police members had entered the hospital in order to detain Azzam, when an “additional suspect attacked the forces.” The forces responded with live fire, killing the man, the spokesperson confirmed.