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#/<Datawords>#Free, ''s'envolent les colombes ''...Mahmoud Darwich, La terre nous est étroite ... <3 <3 <3
« S’envolent les colombes.
Se posent les colombes.
- Apprête la terre que je me repose,
Car je t’aime jusqu’à la fatigue.
Ton matin est fruits pour les chansons,
Ce soir est d’or
Et nous sommes l’un à l’autre, à l’heure où l’ombre pénètre son ombre dans le marbre
Et je me ressemble lorsque je suspends mon être à un cou qui n’étreint que les nuages.
Tu es l’éther qui se dénude devant moi, larmes de raisin.
Tu es le commencement de la famille des vagues lorsqu’elles s’agrippent à la terre ferme, lorsqu’elles migrent,
Et je t’aime et tu es le prélude de mon âme et l’épilogue.
S’envolent les colombes
- Mon aimé et moi, deux voix sur les mêmes lèvres.
J’appartiens à mon aimé, moi, et mon aimé appartient à son étoile fugitive
Et nous entrons dans le rêve, mais il ralentit le pas pour nous échapper.
Lorsque mon aimé s’endort, je me lève pour protéger son rêve de ce qu’il pourrait voir
Et chasse les nuits passées avant notre rencontre.
Je choisis nos jours de mes mains
Et choisis pour moi la rose de notre table.
Dors, mon aimé,
Que les voix des mers s’élèvent jusqu’à mes genoux.
Dors mon aimé,
Que je me pose en toi et délivre ton rêve d’une épine jalouse.
Que les tresses de ma poésie soient sur toi, et la paix.
- J’ai vu avril sur la mer.
J’ai dit : Tu as oublié le suspens de tes mains, oublié les cantiques sur mes plaies.
Combien peux-tu naître dans mon songe
Et me mettre à mort,
Pour que je crie : Je t’aime.
Et que tu trouves le repos ?
Je t’appelle avant les mots.
Je m’envole avec ta hanche avant d’arriver chez toi.
Combien parviendras-tu à déposer les adresses de mon âme dans les becs de ces colombes, à disparaître, tel l’horizon sur les pentes,
Pour que je sache que tu es Babel, Egypte et Shâm ?
- Où m’emportes-tu mon petit aimé, loin de mes parents,
De mes arbres, de mon petit lit et de mon ennui,
De mes miroirs, de ma lune, du coffre de mes jours, de mes nuits de veille,
De mes habits et de ma pudeur ?
Où m’emportes-tu mon aimé, où ?
Dans mon oreille tu enflammes les steppes, tu me charges de deux vagues,
Tu brise deux côtes, tu me bois, tu me brûles, et
M’abandonnes sur le chemin du vent vers toi.
Pitié … pitié …
- Ma hanche est une plaie ouverte, car je t’aime
Et je cours de douleur dans des nuits agrandies par la crainte de ce que j’appréhende.
Viens souvent et absente-toi brièvement.
Viens brièvement et absente-toi souvent.
Viens et viens et viens. Aah d’un pas immobile.
Je t’aime car je te désire. Je t’aime car je te désire.
Et je prends une poignée de ce rayon encerclé par les abeilles et la rose furtive.
Je t’aime, malédiction de sentiments.
J’ai peur de toi pour mon cœur. J’ai peur que mon désir se réalise.
Je t’aime car je te désire.
Je t’aime, corps qui créé les souvenirs et les met à mort avant qu’ils ne s’accomplissent.
Je t’aime car je te désir.
Je modèle mon âme à l’image des deux pieds, des deux édens.
J’écorche mes plaies avec les extrémités de ton silence… et la tempête
Et je meurs pour que les mots trônent dans tes mains.
- « L’eau me blesse », car je t’aime
Les chemins de la mer me blessent,
L’appel à la prière dans la lumière de tes poignets me blessent.
Mon aimé, je t’appelle à longueur de sommeil. J’ai peur de l’attention des mots.
Peur qu’ils ne découvrent l’abeille en larme entre mes cuisses.
L’ombre sous les réverbères me blesse car je t’aime,
Un oiseau dans le ciel lointain, le parfum du lilas me blessent
Et le commencement de la mer,
Et sa fin.
Aah si je pouvais ne pas t’aimer,
Ne pas aimer,
Qu’enfin guérisse ce marbre.
- Je t’aperçois et j’échappe au trépas. Ton corps est un havre.
Chargé de dix lys blancs, dix doigts, le ciel s’en va vers son bleu égaré.
Et je tiens cet éclat marbré, je tiens le parfum du lait caché
Dans deux prunes sur l’albâtre et j’adore celui qui décerne à la terre ferme et à la mer
Un refuge sur la rive du sel et du miel premiers. Je boirai le suc de caroube de ta nuit
Et je m’endormirai
Sur un blé qui brise le champ, brise jusqu’au cri qui se rouille.
Je te vois et j’échappe au trépas. Ton corps est un havre.
Comment la terre m’exile-t-elle dans la terre ?
Comment s’endort le songe ?
- Mon amour, j’ai peur du silence de tes mains.
Ecorche mon sang, que s’endorme la jument.
Mon amour, les femmes des oiseaux volent vers toi,
Prends-moi, souffle ou épouse.
Mon amour, je demeurerai là, que mûrissent dans tes mains les pistaches de mes seins,
Que les gardes m’arrachent de tes pas.
Mon amour, je te pleurerai toi toi toi,
Car tu es le toit de mon ciel
Et mon corps est ta terre sur terre
Et ta demeure.
Sur le pont, j’ai vu l’Andalousie de l’amour et du sixième sens.
Sur une fleur desséchée,
Il lui rendit son cœur
Et dit : L’amour requiert de moi ce que je n’aime pas.
Il requiert que je l’aime.
La lune s’endormit
Sur une bague qui se brise
Et les colombes s’envolèrent.
Sur une larme désespérée,
Elle lui rendit son cœur,
Et la nuit noire se posa sur le point et les amants.
Et se posent
Mahmoud Darwich, La terre nous est étroite ...
#/<Datawords>#Under Occupation/Rodolphe Burger revisite le célèbre « Cantique des cantiques », un hommage au poète Mahmoud Darwich, mais aussi à Alain Bashung, car cette œuvre a été pensée pour sa cérémonie de mariage. Une voix est au centre de cette performance troublante : celle de l’ensorcelante Ruth Rosenthal. /http://concert.arte.tv/fr/cantique-des-cantiques-par-rodolphe-burge...
Ce texte biblique sous forme de poésie est un dialogue entre des couples de femmes et d’hommes qui se répondent et parlent d’amour où le français, l’hébreu et l’arabe s’entremêlent parfaitement. Burger interpelle ainsi en français la chanteuse Ruth Rosenthal qui lui répond en hébreu. La musique qui les accompagne, douce, lancinante, entêtante agit sur le spectateur comme une étreinte sensuelle. Puis comme un prolongement naturel, S’envolent les colombes, poème contemporain de Mahmoud Darwich fait son entrée, déclamé en arabe par le chanteur Rayess Bek.
Thousands of people have march peacefully through the streets of central London in support of Palestine in a Quds Day demonstration.
Muslims were joined by Jews in the rally against Zionism that started near BBC Broadcasting House in Portland Place, central London, at around 3.30pm.
Pro-Palestinian protestors were met by a counter-demonstration in support of Israel outside the US Embassy.
A few hundred pro-Israel demonstrators and the opposing march exchanged a battle of words while lines of police kept them physically separated.
Ahead of the march, protestor Mohammad Saeed, 58, of Kingsbury, north west London, said: "Our demonstration shows we do not agree with what's going on in Palestine."
Pesach Shloime Hirsch was one of around a dozen Orthodox Jews who joined in with anti-Zionism protestors.
Mr Hirsch, a 47-year-old nutrition researcher who travelled from Manchester to take part, said: "We are here to show solidarity with the Palestinians who are suffering."
The two protests met in Grosvenor Square, Westminster, west London, at around 5pm.
Eileen Martell, 59, of north London, was among the pro-Israel counter demonstration held behind railings.
She said: "Our presence is to show a peaceful demonstration in support of peace, not hate."
A Metropolitan Police officer at the scene confirmed no violence had broken out.
A force spokesman said: "We have not been informed of any violence. We had an appropriate plan in place."
The Islamic Human Rights Commission, which organised the march, said the end point was selected as a rallying point against the USA's "unyielding support" of Israel.
#/<Datawords>#Under Occupation #MuhammadAli/
"Je viens ici parler en tant que représentant des juifs américains. Les juifs américains ont joué un rôle important en étant solidaire de la lutte des noirs africains dans ce pays, tout comme aujourd'hui nous montrons notre solidarité avec la communauté musulmane dans ce pays et partout dans le monde" a t-il affirmé, faisant référence à la vague d'islamophobie qui sévit.
"Nous ne tolérerons pas que des politiciens ou n'importe qui, humilie des musulmans ou les blâme pour (le comportement) de quelques-uns" a t-il ajouté.
Faisant le parallèle entre le passé du peuple juif et le présent des musulmans il affirme: "Nous savons ce que c'est d'être persécuté, nous savons ce que c'est que d'avoir quelques personnes qui agissent contre la noble vision de nos traditions...C'est pourquoi...nous avons appelé les États-Unis à se dresser contre ceux au gouvernement qui mettent sous pression les palestiniens".
"Nous, en tant que juifs, reconnaissons que Dieu a créé chacun à son image et que chacun de nous est aussi précieux que l'autre et cela vaut pour les Palestiniens autant que pour les autres personnes de cette planète" déclare-t-il sous les applaudissements répétés des personnes présentes aux funérailles du boxeur américain.
Affirmant que le meilleur moyen de rendre hommage à Mohamed Ali "c'est d'être Mohamed Ali" en se battant pour la justice et l'égalité, il ajoute "à Netanyahou que le seul moyen pour avoir la sécurité en Israël est d'arrêter d'occuper la bande de Gaza et d'aider à la création d'un État Palestinien" tout en appelant les "gouvernants turcs d'arrêter de tuer les Kurd
#/<Datawords>#Under Occupation #MUSLIMGAUZE "IZLAMIC SONGS", excerpt #1: 2: Tourist Vice Holehttps://soundcloud.com/staalplaat/muslimgauze-izlamic-songs-1
#/<Datawords>#Under Occupation #MUSLIMGAUZE "IZLAMIC SONGS", excerpt #1: I Shall Sing Untill My Land Is Freehttps://soundcloud.com/staalplaat/muslimgauze-izlamic-songs
#/<Datawords>#WB #Under Occupation#EastJerusalem #<colonisation>#IDF https://www.facebook.com/Arouri.Fadi/photos/a.10150331031338088.372939.16160983087/10153690127608088/?type=3&pnref=storyShare it
Medics attacked too by this Crazy israeli officer, this is recored in video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjwzBhInrm8&feature=youtu.be
Million Times ! This Israeli border police officer is WELL KNOWN !his main duty is to attack media ! today he attacked media and medics with pepper gas during clashes in the Northern entrance of Al-Bireh, near Beit Eil settlement
طبعاً هذا الضابط مشهور بإعتداءاته على الصحافيين .. اليوم اعتدى شخصياً وقاد اعتداء واسع على الصحافيين والمسعفين خلال تغطيتهم للمواجهات شمال البيرة قرب مستوطنة ومعسكر بيت إيل
#/<Datawords>#Under Occupation https://www.facebook.com/NewsWorthSharing/videos/1674878716061697/?...
Des soldats ont annoncé au camp de réfugiés d’Aïda : « Si vous lancez des pierres, nous vous gazerons jusqu’à ce que vous mouriez tous – les jeunes, les enfants, les personnes âgées »
« Habitants du camp de réfugiés d’Aïda, nous sommes l’armée d’occupation », commençait le message.
« Si vous lancez des pierres, nous vous gazerons jusqu’à ce que vous mouriez tous – les jeunes, les enfants, les personnes âgées ; vous mourrez tous. »Le soldat a continué à proférer en arabe de nouvelles menaces et des insultes à l’encontre des habitants du camp d’Aïda. Cependant, selon Yazan Ikhlayel, c’est vraiment la première phrase qui a choqué les gens.
- See more at: http://www.middleeasteye.net/fr/reportages/vid-o-l-arm-e-isra-lienn...
#/<Datawords>#Under Occupation #WB #EASTJERUSALEM #UNDEROCCUPATION #APARTHEID #ULTRAVIOLENCE #DESHUMANISATION #IDF / A Month in Photos: This is what 'living by the sword' looks like
Violence engulfed Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza this month. Clashes around Al-Aqsa Mosque turned into stabbing attacks against Israelis, and Israeli security forces killed over 70 Palestinians.
Photos by: Ahmad Al-Bazz, Anne Paq, Ezz Zanoun, Faiz Abu-Rmeleh, Hosam Salem, Keren Manor, Muhannad Saleem, Omar Sameer, Oren Ziv, Yotam RonenPhoto editing: Anka Mirkin
Palestinians citizens of Israel take part in a march to commemorate the killing of 13 protesters by Israeli police during the events of October 2000 , in the northern city of Sakhnin, October 1, 2015. (Activestills.org)
Israeli settlers stand near soldiers during clashes that erupted after other settlers set fire to Palestinian agricultural fields in the village of Burin, near Nablus, West Bank, October 3, 2015. (Activestills.org)
Palestinian youths flee from Israeli police during clashes in the Shuafat neighborhood of East Jerusalem, October 5, 2015. Violence in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem has intensified over the past few weeks. (Activestills.org)
Relatives of 13-year-old Palestinian Abdel Rahman Abdullah, who was shot dead by the Israeli army during clashes in a refugee camp near Bethlehem, carry his body during the funeral, Aida Refugee Camp,October 6, 2015. (Activestills.org)
Palestinians from the Abu Jamal family sit on the ruins of their home, demolished by Israeli forces, East Jerusalem, October 6, 2015. The house belonged to the family of Ghassan Abu Jamal, who killed five worshippers in an attack on a synagogue last year. (Activestills.org)
Palestinian teens throw stones during clashes with Israeli forces near the settlement of Beit El, West-Bank, October 8, 2015. (Activestills.org)
A Palestinian man sweeps the floor where a Palestinian woman was shot to death after allegedly trying to stab an Israeli man, Jerusalem’s Old City, October 7, 2015. (Activestills.org)
Police arrest a protester during clashes between Arab youths and Israeli forces in the city of Nazareth, northern Israel, October 8, 2015. (Activestills.org)
A pro-peace, anti-violence demonstration in Jerusalem, October 10, 2015. (Activestills.org)
Palestinian protesters trying to break a section in the separation wall during clashes with Israeli forces in the neighborhood of Abu Dis, East Jerusalem, October 11, 2015. (Activestills.org)
Israeli police block Al-Wad street in Jerusalem’s Old City in order to allow Jewish Israelis to pray at the site of a stabbing attack that took place at the same spot a week prior, October 12, 2015. (Activestills.org)
Relatives mourn during the funeral of 13-year-old Palestinian Ahmad Sharake, who was shot dead by Israeli soldiers during clashes near the settlement of Beit El on October 11, Jalazun refugee camp, on the outskirts of Ramallah, October 12, 2015. Sharake was killed during clashes that broke out as hundreds of Palestinians near Ramallah attempted to approach a road to throw stones and firebombs at settler cars. (Activestills.org)
Israelis pray at site where two Israelis were killed in a stabbing attack the week before, in Jerusalem’s Old City, October 12, 2015. (Activestills.org)
A Palestinian ambulance following a day of clashes between Palestinian university students and Israeli forces at Huwwara checkpoint, Nablus, West Bank, October 12, 2015. About 19 Palestinians were reported wounded by live bullets. (Activestills.org)
A Palestinian protester throws a Molotov cocktail at an Israeli military jeep during clashes near the West Bank settlement of Beit El, October 12, 2015. (Activestills.org)
Ultra-Orthodox Jews mourn at the funeral of Yeshayahu Krishevsky, who was killed in a vehicular and stabbing attack by a Palestinian man in West Jerusalem, October 13, 2015. (Activestills.org)
Palestinians with Israeli citizenship, some holding Palestinian flags, take part in a large protest during a general strike in the northern town of Sakhnin, October 13, 2015. Palestinians called for a Day of Rage following restrictions on access to Al-Aqsa Mosque and recent violent attacks of both Israelis and Palestinians. (Activestills.org)
Palestinians mourn Mutaz Ibrahim Zawahreh, 27, from Deheishe camp, in the Beit Jala Hospital, West Bank, October 13, 2015. Zawahreh was killed by an Israeli soldier during a protest in front of the separation wall, Bethlehem. (Activestills.org)
Israeli police stand around a Palestinian they shot after he allegedly tried to stab an Israeli at Damascus Gate, Jerusalem’s Old City, October 14, 2015. (Activestills.org)
Israelis attend a shooting lesson in a Jerusalem gun shop, October 15, 2015. Gun shop owners reported a rise in demand for weapons and other self defense gear as violence continues around Jerusalem. (Activestills.org)
A Palestinian medic walks through tear gas in the narrow alleys of al-Azzeh refugee camp, during clashes between Palestinians youths and the Israeli army, Bethlehem, October 15, 2015. (Activestills.org)
Palestinians run from tear gas and gunshots during a protest near the Gaza border, east of Al Bureij refugee camp, October 16, 2015. (Activestills.org)
Israeli left-wing activists, joined by a small group of Palestinians, protest in West Jerusalem against the occupation, calling for an end to the wave of violence, October 17, 2015. (Activestills.org)
Israeli Border Police officers stop and check Palestinians going out of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya, October 15, 2015. Israel set up checkpoints in the Palestinian neighborhoods of East Jerusalem and mobilized hundreds of soldiers as a collective punishment after recent attacks by Palestinians. (Activestills.org)
Members of the Eritrean community in Israel mourn Habtom Zarhum who died after he was shot by an Israeli security guard at a bus station in the southern city of Be’er Sheva after being mistaken for an assailant in an attack that killed an Israeli soldier. (Activestills.org)
An ultra-Orthodox Jew cleans the site where two Palestinians were shot by the Israeli police after a stabbing attack in the city of Beit Shemesh, west of Jerusalem, October 22, 2015. (Activestills.org)
Israeli policemen search a Palestinian man near Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem, October 23, 2015. New checkpoints have been set up in the Palestinian quarters of Jerusalem following the latest bout of violence. (Activestills.org)
A Palestinian youth throws stones toward a “skunk” putrid water canon truck during clashes with Israeli forces near the settlement of Beit El, just north of the West Bank city of Ramallah, October 23, 2015. (Activestills.org)
Palestinian protesters are seen in a reflection on an ambulance where an injured Palestinian is being treated during a protest near the Gaza border near the Erez crossing into Israel, Northern Gaza Strip, October 23, 2015. (Activestills.org)
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#/<Datawords>#Under Occupation #PCHR #PalestinanCenterForHumanRights /Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (08 - 13 Oct. 2015)
Israeli violations increased in the oPt News agencies
Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt)
(08 – 13 October 2015)
Wilful killings have been rising in occupied East Jerusalem
8 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children, were killed and 183 others were wounded in Jerusalem.
Israeli forces have escalated the use of excessive lethal force against peaceful protests in occupied Palestinian territory.
15 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children and a woman, were killed in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
424 Palestinian civilians, including 102 children, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Among the wounded were 12 journalists; 3 of whom were wounded in Jerusalem, 3 others were wounded in the West Bank and the 6 others were wounded in the Gaza Strip.
Israeli forces conducted 36 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank.
115 Palestinian civilians, including 18 children, were arrested.
41 of them, including 10 children and a journalist, were arrested in occupied Jerusalem.
Israeli forces have turned the West Bank into cantons and continued to impose an illegal closure on the Gaza Strip for the 9th consecutive year.
Many checkpoints were established in the West Bank and many others were re-established.
6 Palestinian civilians, including 4 children, were arrested at checkpoints.
Israeli navy forces continued to open fire at Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip sea, but neither casualties nor material damage were reported.
Israeli settlers escalated their attacks against Palestinian civilians and property and settlement activities continued in the West Bank.
The settlers attacked Palestinian vehicles and seriously wounded a Palestinian civilian.
Restrictions were imposed on the movement of Palestinian farmers who were prevented from collecting olives in different areas.
Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (08 – 13 October 2015).
With the ongoing silence of the international community towards the Israeli grave violations in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), Israeli forces have continued to commit crimes against Palestinian civilians. The reporting period witnessed bloody escalation and blatant disregard by Israeli forces for the lives of Palestinian civilians. Moreover, Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against Palestinians participating in peaceful protests in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Occupied East Jerusalem witnessed shooting incidents against all those suspected of attempting to stab Israeli soldiers and settlers. During the reporting period, Israeli forces and police officers killed 23 Palestinian civilians, including 5 children. Eleven of the victims, including 2 children and a woman, were killed in the Gaza Strip and 12 others, including 3 children, were killed in the West Bank. Eight of these Palestinians, including 2 children, were killed in occupied East Jerusalem. Moreover, 607 Palestinian civilians, including 102 children and 12 journalists, were wounded in the Gaza Strip and West Bank; 187 of them, including 47 children and 6 journalists in the Gaza Strip and the remaining others were wounded in the West Bank.
In the West Bank, Israeli forces killed 12 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children. The killings committed by Israeli forces and police officers in Jerusalem were as follows:
On 08 October 2015, Israeli forces killed Wesam al-Mansi (20) during clashes between Palestinian civilians and Israeli forces that moved into Shu'fat refugee camp, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem.
On 10 October 2015, Israeli forces killed Ahmed Salah (22) during clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces around Shu'fat military checkpoint, northeast of East Jerusalem.
On the same day, Israeli police officers opened fire at Ishac Badran (16), from Kufor Aqeb village, north of East Jerusalem, after he had stabbed 2 settlers in al-Mesrara area, opposite to al-Amoud Gate in the Old City in East Jerusalem. As a result, he sustained several bullet wounds and was left bleeding to death without being offered medical treatment.
Also on the same day, Israeli forces opened fire at Mohammed Ali (19), from Shu'fat refugee camp, after he stabbed 2 Israeli special police officers from "Yasam" Unit in al-Amoud Gate area in the Old City in East Jerusalem. As a result, he was killed by several bullets.
On 12 October 2015, Israeli forces opened fire at Mostafa al-Khateeb (18), from Sour Baher village, south of East Jerusalem, once he stepped out of his car near al-Asbat Gate, which is one of the Old City gates in the city. As a result, he was killed by several bullets.
On the same day, Israeli forces opened fire at Hassan Mahayna (Manasra) (15) and deliberately ran down his cousin, Ahmed Mahayna (Manasra) (13), both are from Beit Hanina village, north of East Jerusalem. They were heading to a mall near their family houses in "Pisgat Ze'ev" settlement. As a result, the first child was killed by several bullets and the other one sustained serious wounds. Israeli forces claimed that the 2 boys stabbed 2 settlers.
On 13 October 2015, an Israeli security guard fired 3 bullets at Alaa Abu Jamal (33), from al-Mukaber Mountain, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem, at a bus stop on "Malkhei Yisrael" Street in West Jerusalem. In the meanwhile, an Israeli Border Guard officer arrived and killed Abu Jamal by a number of live bullets. Abu Jamal's car belonging to Israeli phone company "Bezeq" deviated towards 3 Israelis at the abovementioned bus stop. He then stepped out of the car holding a knife and stabbed a number of Israelis at the bus stop.
On the same day, Baha' Elayan (22) was killed and Belal Ghanem (23) was wounded, both are from Jabal al-Mukaber village, southeast of Jerusalem, while carrying out a shooting and stabbing attack in an Israeli bus in al-Mukaber Mountain. Ghanem has been at an Israeli hospital after he sustained serious wounds while being under arrest.
In other cities throughout the West Bank, on 09 October 2015, Israeli forces deployed along the road between the Ibrahimi Mosque and "Kiryat Arba" settlement, east of Hebron, killed Mohammed al-Ja'bari (19), from Khellet Hadhour, southeast of the city.
On 10 October 2015, a medical source at the Ahli Hospital in Hebron pronounced Ibrahim Awad (28), from Beit Ommer village, north of Hebron, dead of wounds he had sustained in the head on 08 October 2015, during clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces.
On 11 October 2015, Ahmed Sharaka (13), from al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah, was killed by a bullet to the head during clashes with Israeli forces at the DCO checkpoint, north of al-Bireh.
On 13 October 2015, Israeli forces stationed around Belal Bin Rabah Mosque, north of Bethlehem, killed Mo'taz Zawahra (21), from al-Dheisha refugee camp, south of the city, after they opened fire at Palestinian stone throwers. Zawahra was hit by a live bullet to the chest and was pronounced dead minutes after being admitted to Beit Jala Governmental Hospital.
During the reporting period, 420 Palestinian civilians were wounded in the West Bank, including 183 civilians in occupied East Jerusalem.
In the Gaza Strip, Israeli forces killed 11 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children and a woman, and wounded 187 others, including 47 children, a woman and 6 journalists.
In excessive use of lethal force, on Friday, 09 October 2015, Israeli forces killed 7 Palestinian civilians, including a child, and wounded 67 others, including 16 children and a Turkish photojournalist, in 5 different locations near the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel. Field investigations indicate that Israeli forces used excessive lethal force in the Gaza Strip in violation of the principles of proportionality and military necessity. Many of the Palestinian victims were shot in the upper parts of their bodies, reflecting an Israeli intention to cause maximum casualties among Palestinian civilians, who did not pose any serious threat to the lives of Israeli soldiers stationed in fortified military sites far away from the demonstrators.
According to investigations conducted by PCHR, at approximately 13:15 on Friday, 9 October 2015, dozens of young men and children headed to the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel, particularly the vicinity of Nahal Ouz military post, to the east of al-Shujaiya neighborhood in the east of Gaza City, to express solidarity with the popular uprising in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Once they approached the border and threw stones at Israeli forces stationed behind it, Israeli forces opened fire at them. As a result, 4 Palestinian civilians were killed and 31 others, including 11 children, were wounded. A Turkish journalist, Metin Kaya, an Anadolu Agency photojournalist, was also injured as a bullet hit his camera and its shrapnel hit his fingers.
At approximately 14:45, dozens of young men and children gathered in the east of al-Farrahin area in Abassan village and Khuza'a village, east of Khan Yunis. They headed towards the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel raising Palestinian flags. Once they approached the border and threw stones at Israeli forces stationed there, Israeli soldiers opened fire at them. Israeli soldiers continued to fire at the Palestinian demonstrators sporadically until the evening. As a result of the Israeli gunfire, two Palestinian civilians, were killed and 11 others were wounded, including a young man who was seriously wounded and was pronounced dead on Saturday morning.
Similar clashes erupted between Palestinian civilians and Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza Strip to the east of the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah and al-Boreij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, and in the northern Gaza Strip. Israeli forces fired at those civilians wounding 26 of them, including 5 children.
On 10 October 2015, 2 Palestinians, including a child, were killed when Israeli forces stationed along the border fence, east of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip, opened fire at Palestinian protestors. Moreover, they wounded 3 others. Six Palestinian civilians were wounded, including 2 children, in 2 separate protests around Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing and in the east of al-Shouka village, east of Rafah. On 11 October 2015, a Palestinian civilian was wounded around Beit Hanoun crossing in similar circumstances.
In a heinous willful killing crime, on 11 October 2015, an Israeli warplane fired two missiles at a 160-square-meter house belonging to Yehya Sa'di Mohammed Hassan (26) in al-Zaitoun neighborhood, south of Gaza City. As a result of the explosion that rocked the area, 5-month pregnant Nour Rasmi Mohammed Hassan (26) and her child, Rahaf Yehya Sa'di Hassan (3), were killed. Moreover, Nour's husband sustained shrapnel wounds throughout his body and fractures to the legs and their son, Mohammed Yehya Sa'di Hassan (5), sustained shrapnel wounds throughout the body. Three others, who are the cousins of Yehya and living near his house, including a child.
In the context of targeting Palestinian fishermen, on 10 October 2015, Israeli gunboats stationed off al-Sudaniya shore, north of the Gaza Strip, opened fire at Palestinian fishermen. Similar attacks occurred twice on 13 October 2015, but off al-Waha shore. However, no casualties were reported.
During the reporting period, Israeli forces conducted at least 36 military incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 10 ones in occupied East Jerusalem. During these incursions, Israeli forces arrested at least 115 Palestinians, including 18 children and a female journalist. Forty-one of these civilians, including 10 children and the journalist, were arrested in East Jerusalem.
Restrictions on movement:
Israel continued to impose a tight closure of the oPt, imposing severe restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem.
The illegal closure of the Gaza Strip, which has been steadily tightened since June 2007 has had a disastrous impact on the humanitarian and economic situation in the Gaza Strip. The Israeli authorities impose measures to undermine the freedom of trade, including the basic needs for the Gaza Strip population and the agricultural and industrial products to be exported. For 9 consecutive years, Israel has tightened the land and naval closure to isolate the Gaza Strip from the West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem, and other countries around the world. This resulted in grave violations of the economic, social and cultural rights and a deterioration of living conditions for 1.8 million people. The Israeli authorities have established Karm Abu Salem (KeremShaloum) as the sole crossing for imports and exports in order to exercise its control over the Gaza Strip’s economy. They also aim at imposing a complete ban on the Gaza Strip’s exports. The Israeli closure raised the rate of poverty to 38.8%, 21.1% of which suffer from extreme poverty. Moreover, the rate of unemployment increased up to 44%, which reflects the unprecedented economic deterioration in the Gaza Strip.
As part of the collective punishment policy carried out by Israeli forces against Palestinian civilians, since Thursday, 01 October 2015, Nablus has been cordoned in a way similar to the cordon imposed on the same city in the beginning of al-Aqsa Intifada. PCHR's fieldworker said that "Yetshar" bypass road, south of Nablus, and Beit Foreik checkpoint, east of the city, were completely closed. Moreover, they redeployed at the checkpoints of Howara, Jeet, al-Naqoura village, and Deir Sharaf valley around the city. Israeli forces stationed at those checkpoints humiliate the Palestinian civilians passing through the checkpoints.
On Thursday afternoon, 08 October 2015, a number of settlers from "Kiryat Arba'" settlement established on Palestinian lands in the eastern side of Hebron attacked civilians' houses adjacent to the aforementioned settlement from the western side with stones and tried to burn empty shades. As a result, families and children were terrified. All of this happened under the Israeli forces' intensive protection as they stood still watching the settlers' attacks.
On the same day, a group of settlers from a Subaru car traveling an Israeli registration plate threw stones at the Palestinian cars on "Yitsahar" road branching from Ramallah-Nablus Street. The windows of 3 vehicles passing on this Street were broken, and a child and his father were injured in their faces. The father's condition was described as critical and was taken to "Beilinson" Hospital in Israel, while the 9-year-old child sustained wounds to his face and fracture in the nose. His condition was described as stable.
On 10 October 2015, a group of settlers from "Nof Zion" settlement in Jabal al-Mukaber village, attacked Ms. Yosra Zahayka and her 2 kids while going back home in the village. She could drive and escape along with her 2 children, who were exposed to danger.
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