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Palestinian/ Israeli update 6/5/2016..Palestinians mark 49th anniversary of Israeli occupation

Sunday, June 5, 2016 19:57
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Palestinians mark 49th anniversary of Israeli occupation

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Israel extends administrative detention of 2 Palestinian politicians

Palestinian Lawmaker Released from Israel Prison

After 14 months in an Israeli prison, Palestinian legislator Khalida Jarrar was released at the Jabara checkpoint on the de facto boundary between Israel and the occupied West Bank.

Jarrar, a 53-year-old member of the Palestinian Legislative Council and a leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), was arrested on 2 April 2015 during a night raid on her home in Ramallah, Electronic Intifada reported.

At her home in Ramallah, she reminded reporters that “There are still many prisoners, more than 7,000, including judges, parliamentarians, children and the sick.”

Last December Jarrar was sentenced to 15 months in prison, including the time she’d already been held, and also ordered to pay a fine of $2,500.

She was reportedly released a month early due to prison overcrowding.

Jarrar was initially ordered held in administrative detention for six months, which was reduced to one month following international pressure.

Administrative detention is the British colonial practice still used by Israel of detaining people, almost always Palestinians, without charge or trial for indefinitely renewable terms.

The Israeli military then produced a list of 12 charges against her that focused on her prisoner advocacy and activism, including delivering speeches at meetings and rallies, visiting and honoring a released prisoner and participating in a book fair.

Israel considers most Palestinian political factions, including Jarrar’s PFLP to be illegal under its military occupation regime. There are currently six Palestinian lawmakers in Israeli prisons.

Israeli Forces Open Fire on Farmers in Gaza

Israeli forces on Saturday opened fire at farmers and shepherds east of Khan Yunis in southern Gaza Strip.

Witnesses said Israeli forces deployed near a school in the village of Khuzaa opened fire at a group of Palestinians with no one was harmed, Ma’an reported.

On a near daily basis, the Israeli army fires “warning shots” on Palestinian fisherman, farmers, and shepherds entering the Israeli-enforced “buffer zone,” implemented after Israel imposed a blockade on the Gaza Strip a decade ago.

Due to the high frequency of the attacks, live fire often goes unreported.

While Israel typically cites security concerns when targeting Palestinian agricultural areas, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights has reported in the past that fishermen are often targeted when they pose no threat.

Approximately 35 percent of Palestinian agricultural land in Gaza is inaccessible without high personal risk, according to the center.


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