Israel has indicted a former Israeli cabinet minister on suspicion of spying for Iran, Israel’s Shin Bet internal security service said on Monday.
Image copyright Reuters Image caption Gonen Segev is charged with "assisting an enemy during a time of war" and espionage Israel has charged a former cabinet minister with spying… https://t.co/cXLcThxucx
A public swimming pool in southern Israel has “separate hours” for Jewish and Palestinian citizens, “a practice that is undeclared but nevertheless familiar to visitors”, reported Haaretz.
The pool is located in Mabu’im, a community settlement operated by the Merhavim Regional Council. According to Haaretz, citing an employee, the pool has activities for the local Bedouin Palestinians during the week after 6 pm, and on Friday night.
Throughout the Great March of Return protests, which erupted along the Gaza-Israeli border in late March, Palestinians reportedly used balloons and kites to send homemade explosive devices into Israel, resulting in a number of fires across southern Israel.
Israel on Sunday released 18-year-old Palestinian detainee Hassan Tamimi who was “subjected to medical negligence” following which he lost his sight.
🇵🇸 Palestinian Teen Lost His Sight in Israeli Jails . Hassan Tamimi, has been left blind due to damage to the nerves of the eyes caused by medical negligence during his detention. Prison Services denied him the medication, medical care and food required to treat his condition. pic.twitter.com/RpmjyxFpRp
Abdunnasir Tamimi, the victim’s uncle, told Anadolu Agency his nephew was detained in April despite his frail health.
Hassan was suffering from liver and kidney issues as a result of protein malabsorption since early childhood, he said, adding that the teenager requires a particular diet and treatment; however, Israel did not allow the youth his medication and he eventually lost his eyesight.
The Israeli military court of Ofer extended the administrative detention of leading member of the Palestinian socialist resistance group, the PFLP Khalida Jarrar for three months, for the third time in a row.
Jarrar, 54, from the West Bank city of Al-Bireh, is a senior leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
Jarrar, a leading member of the PFLP, and deputy at the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) is also the head of the PLC’s prisoners’ committee and the Palestinian representative to the Council of Europe, an international organization promoting human rights and democracy around the world.
Jarrar was released from prison on June 3, 2017, after she had served a 15-month sentence.
Creative resistance has been part and parcel of Palestinian mobilization for decades; the most vivid display of this type of resistance dates back to 1987.
In December 1987, the Stones Intifada (First Uprising) set off six year long non-violent protests against the Israeli occupation. The uprising began when four Palestinian workers were run over by an Israeli truck in the Jabalia refugee camp in northern Gaza Strip.
Today in Gaza, another generation of youth are flying their ‘flaming kites’ across the fences, where they have been trapped for over 11 years. During those years three major Israeli wars were carried out, resulting in the death of thousands of mostly civilians.
— We Are Not Numbers #Gaza (@WeAreNotNumbers) May 3, 2018
Israel’s internal security minister reportedly stated that the army is seeking ‘ethical technological solutions’ to stop the ‘threat’ of kites; however, the new policy now in place allows the Israeli army and air force to treat those flying kites the same way as fighters firing rockets.
A group of Gaza-based, Palestinian activists and artists has launched a video-clip titled “A New Day” commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, the 51st anniversary of the 1967 war, and in support of the Great March of Return.
The original song was performed 51 years ago by the late legendary, Egyptian singer “Abdul Halim Hafez”.
The lyrics were written by the late Egyptian poet “Abdel Rahman Alabnoudi” and composed by “Baligh Hamdi” to express the state of frustration and melancholy accompanied by a strong will of defiance, steadfastness and unwillingness to accept defeat.
The song, at the time, became an anthem of resistance against Israeli occupation.
Israeli ministers on Sunday are set to back a bill to criminalize the filming of Israeli soldiers in the occupied Palestinian territories.
The legislation would see penalties of up to five years in jail for anyone caught filming or publishing video footage of Israeli army activity with the purpose of damaging the “soldiers’ spirit”, The Times of Israel reported.
Regional integration: "Ministers are set to back a bill that would criminalize the filming of certain Israeli military activities." https://t.co/HKE5NmaL9F
The bill was first proposed in April after video footage was circulated showing an Israeli sniper cheering after shooting a Palestinian in the Gaza Strip.
Israeli rights group B’Tselem said:
“If the government is embarrassed over the occupation, it should work to bring it to an end. In any case, visual footage of life under occupation will continue. This is a fact of life that no idiotic proposed bill will change.”
At least 16 Israelis, including 11 police officers, were injured on Sunday in clashes that erupted when Jewish settlers refused to vacate a settlement outpost built on Palestinian land east of the city of Salfit in the occupied West Bank.
At least 16 Israelis, including 11 police officers, were injured on Sunday in clashes that erupted when Jewish settlers refused to vacate a settlement outpost built on Palestinian land east of the city of Salfit in the occupied West Bank. https://t.co/gJXcVfmKH6