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2 Palestinian Teens Killed, One Lost his Eye East of Gaza, by Israeli Occupation Soldiers, 2 Political Prisoners Dies Due to Lack of Medical Treatment,

February 10, 2019 

Editor's Note:

While brutal force has been used to create Zionist Israel and sustain it thus far, Zionist claims to Palestine are false. Actually, from the five thousand years of known written history, there has been a continuous Palestinian-Canaanite presence in the Holy Land. Despite the Zionist false claims, the ancient Israelites ruled part of the land for only 85 years (during the reign of David, Solomon, and Solomon's son).

 After that, the Egyptians conquered Palestine-Canaan in 925 BC, followed by Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, and Romans, before the Arab Muslim rule, starting from 636 AD.

By the Time Jesus started his mission, the three population groups of Canaanites, Palestinians, and Israelites were melted together in religion and language. Most of them became Christians when Constantine converted in 313 AD. Then, most of them became Muslims in the 7th and 8th centuries AD.

So, Palestinian Muslims, Christians, and Jews are the ones who have the right to claim descent from ancient Israelites, Palestinians, and Canaanites, not Zionists from other continents.

The following news stories are just examples of the Israeli occupation government violations of Palestinian human rights, on daily basis.

More detailed news stories can be found at the following sources:,,


Palestinian teenager, Hasan Eyad Shalabi, 14, was killed in Khan Younis by Israeli soldiers from across the border, February 8, 2019 Palestinian teenager, Hamza Eshteiwi, 18, was killed east of Gaza city by Israeli soldiers from across the border, February 8, 2019  Palestinian child, Muhammad Al-Najjar, 12, lost his right eye by an Israeli sniper from across the border, January 11, 2019
Palestinian political prisoner, Yasser Hamed Eshteyya, 36, died in Beer Al-Saba' Israeli occupation prison, February 8, 2019 Palestinian political prisoner, Fares Mohammed Baroud 51, died in Israeli occupation prison, February 8, 2019


Israeli Soldiers Kill Two Palestinian Teens, Injure Eighteen, In Gaza

February 8, 2019 9:53 PM IMEMC News

The Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has confirmed, Friday, that Israeli soldiers shot and killed two Palestinian teens, 18 and 14 years of age, and injured at least eighteen others with live fire, after the army resorted to the excessive use of force against the Great Return March processions in several parts of the coastal region.

The Health Ministry said the soldiers killed a child, identified as Hasan Eyad Shalabi, 14, from the Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza, after shooting him with live fire in the chest, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

It added that the soldiers also killed Hamza Mohammad Roshdi Eshteiwi, 18, from Gaza city, after shooting him with live fire in the neck, east of Gaza.

Furthermore, the soldiers fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and high-velocity gas bombs at protesters many areas across the coastal region, especially in Malka area, east of Gaza city, and areas east of Jabalia in northern Gaza, in addition to the al-Boreij refugee camp in central Gaza.

The Israeli army fire injured eighteen Palestinians with live rounds, and injured dozens with rubber-coated steel bullets in addition to the effects of teargas inhalation.

Also on Friday, a Palestinian detainee, identified as Yasser Eshteyya Hamed, 36, from Tal village, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, died at the Be’er as-Sabe’ (Beersheba) Israeli prison, due to the lack of adequate medical treatment. Hamed was taken prisoner in 2009, and is serving a life term.

His death just came two days after a political prisoner, identified as Fares Baroud, 51, from Shati’ refugee camp in Gaza, died due to the lack of medical treatment.

Palestinian Child Loses Eye to Israeli Sniper

February 8, 2019 6:03 AM IMEMC News & Agencies

Palestinian child Muhammad Al-Najjar (12) is living a severe psychological shock after losing his right eye by an Israeli sniper’s bullet, during his participation in the Great Return March protests, on 11 January, 2019.

ţWhen Muhammad learned about his eye, he locked himself up in his room and stopped going to school. He also hasn’t played with his friends in his neighborhood, since then.

Since the Great March of Return protests began on March 30, 2018, Israeli occupation forces have killed more than 250 Palestinians and wounded more than 25,000, including children, women, and elders, according to the Ministry of Health.

Palestinian Prisoner Dies In Israeli Prison due to the lack of adequate medical treatment

February 8, 2019 6:34 PM Saed Bannoura

A Palestinian prisoner, held by Israel in Beersheba (Be’er as-Sabe’) prison, died on Friday, due to the lack of adequate medical treatment, the media department of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported.

The Committee stated that Yasser Hamed Eshteyya, 36, from Tal village, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, died at the Be’er as-Sabe’ (Beersheba) Israeli prison, due to the lack of adequate medical treatment.

Media sources said that “Hamed was serving a life term in Israeli jails after he was convicted of a criminal charge in 2009.”

Israeli sources said Eshteyya was found dead in his cell, and that the Prison Authority “initiated an investigation into his death.”

His death just came two days after a political prisoner, identified as Fares Baroud, 51, from Shati’ refugee camp in Gaza, died due to the lack of medical treatment.

Death of Detainee Fares Baroud: An Example of Deliberate Negligence”

February 7, 2019 7:15 PM PCHR

Yesterday, 06 February 2019, the Palestinian detainee who spent 28 years in the Israeli jails, Fares Mohammed Baroud (51), from al-Shati’ refugee camp in western Gaza City, died only hours after transferring him from “Ramon” Prison to “Soroka” Hospital in circumstances raising suspicions of deliberate medical negligence by the Israeli authorities, especially that he suffered problems in stomach, heart and liver.

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) calls for an immediate and impartial investigation into the death circumstances of Baroud and is concerned that the Israeli authorities might have procrastinated providing Baroud the immediate and appropriate medical treatment.  PCHR also condemns the Israeli authorities’ neglect of the recurrent calls to release him though they knew of the deterioration of his health condition.

The Israeli forces arrested Baroud on 23 March 1991 and issued a life imprisonment sentence against him in addition to 35 years.

Baroud had suffered many health problems during his detention in the Israeli jails, including problems in stomach, kidney, liver and chest in addition to suffering asthma. He was also placed for years under solitary confinement; the last was for 4 years consecutively between 2012 and 2016, causing the deterioration of his health condition.

Last year, he underwent a surgery to remove part of his liver and suffered aftermath; however, the Israeli authorities did not offer him the adequate treatment.

Yesterday, 06 February 2019, his health condition rapidly deteriorated and he was taken to “Soroka” Hospital in Beersheba in Israel where his death was declared only hours after his arrival at the hospital.

Death of Baroud sheds light on the general deterioration of the Palestinian detainees’ conditions in the Israeli jails, showing the extent of the punitive measures taken against them, particularly the medical negligence they undergo and the inadequate treatment the hundreds of patients receive, particularly those suffering from chronic and serious diseases.

Thus, PCHR holds the Israeli government fully responsible for the death of detainee Baroud and life of dozens of sick detainees who would face the same fate in case the policy of medical negligence continued due to detaining them in inhuman and tough conditions, being subject to physical and psychological torture and not receiving the adequate healthcare.  In the same time, PCHR:

  1. Calls for an immediate and impartial investigation into the death cirmsyuances of detainee Baroud;
  2. Calls upon the International Committee of Red Cross to increase its follow-up of the conditions of the Palestinian detainees and prisoners in the Israeli jails and their detention circumstances;
  3. Calls upon the international community to compel Israel to respect international law and international humanitarian law, in particular the Fourth Geneva Convention and the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners; and
  4. Indicates the ongoing deterioration of the conditions of around 7,000 detainees, including dozens suffering chronic diseases and not receiving the adequate healthcare.


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