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PCHR Weekly Report: 3 Palestinians injured, 23 abducted this week

According to the Palestinian Center for Human Rights, during the week of 09 – 16 April 2009, 3 Palestinian civilians were wounded by Israeli gunfire in the West Bank. Israeli forces abducted 23 Palestinians, including 3 children. 18 were abducted during military invasions in the West Bank, and 5 were abducted at Israeli checkpoints within the West Bank.

For full article, visit http://www.imemc.org/article/60000

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Gaza woman dead in fourth so-called ‘honor killing’ in last week

Posted in Internal Palestinian Affairs by beyondtheborder on April 14, 2009

According to information collected by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), 28-year-old Rihab Al-Hazin, from An-Nusseirat Refugee Camp was killed by her 21-year-old brother, who told police he killed his sister to ‘maintain family honor.’

For full article, visit http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=37098

On Thursday, 9 April 2009, three members of the ‘Olaiwa family – including a child – were murdered in Gaza City. The police found three bodies belonging to Sufian ‘Arafat ‘Olaiwa, 45, his wife, Miriam al-Majdoub (‘Olaiwa), 30, and his son, Jawhar Sufian ‘Olaiwa, 5, in their houses in al-Shoja’eya neighborhood in the east of Gaza City. The victims were shot by several bullets to different parts of their bodies. On the same day, the police arrested three members of the ‘Olaiwa family for questioning. Yousef Abdul Wahab, Chief of the Police Criminal Investigation Bureau in Gaza, told PCHR that the crimes were related to ‘family honor’.

For full article, visit http://www.pchrgaza.org/files/PressR/English/2008/49-2009.html

‘The Israelis Attack us Every Day’

Posted in Beatings, Abuse and Killings by beyondtheborder on March 31, 2009

Saber Al-Hissie comes from a Gazan family of fishermen. His 20 metre vessel belongs to his father, who, after many years of fishing, has finally passed the family business over to Saber. There are more than 3,500 professional fishermen in the Gaza Strip, and the majority of them live in and around Gaza City, where the main harbour is located. The Al-Hissie family, like most of the other Gaza city fishermen, live in the sprawling refugee camp, known locally as the Beach Camp, near Gaza harbour.

For full article, visit http://www.pchrgaza.org/files/campaigns/english/gaza_closure/Narratives_23.html

BMW garage among the targets of Israel’s attacks

Posted in Arab-Israeli Wars, News Excerpts, Operation Cast Lead by beyondtheborder on March 31, 2009

Nasser al-Amoudi, with his biker’s jacket and sunglasses, embodies the essence of a car enthusiast. For years he has been the proud owner of the only BMW spare parts shop in the Gaza Strip. People would travel from every corner to purchase second hand parts from his shop. Now Nasser’s workshop and garage, which were worth $300,000 before the Israeli army destroyed them during its latest offensive, lie in tatters, and his financial security has gone.

Nasser al-Amoudi outside the symbolic tent erected on the site of his BMW shop.

Nasser al-Amoudi outside the symbolic tent erected on the site of his BMW shop.

For full article, visit http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article10432.shtml

Gazan women face rise in abuse

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 31, 2009
Insharar al-Atar (second left) says she forgives her husband for his aggression because she knows what he is going through

Insharar al-Atar (second left) says she forgives her husband for his aggression because she knows what he is going through

He has beaten her so badly she has problems with her eyes, her teeth and her shoulder.

She says he grabs her by her long hair and drags her around before hitting her. He is also violent with her three children, aged five, three and nine months. Baby Ahmad lies asleep in her arms as we sit talking in a small room at the women’s clinic.

For full article, visit http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7968421.stm

Sahar (who wanted her family name omitted), aged 36, divorced her husband in February due to the physical and psychological abuse she endured leading up to and during the war. “He beat me severely and I was fainting from the stress,” said Sahar.

“He forced me to engage in sexual intercourse against my will.” Sahar brings her two-year-old daughter to the Palestinian Centre for Democracy and Conflict Resolution (PCDCR) to visit the daughter’s father.

For full article, visit http://www.imemc.org/article/59694

Rights group: Gaza inmate tortured to death by Hamas security

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 25, 2009

“At approximately 09:00am on Sunday 8 March 2009, members of the General Intelligence Service arrested my son, Jamil, from his house. They accused him of theft and led him to an unknown destination. On 12 March 2009 we heard that Jamil was detained at al-Tufah police station on theft charges. The following day, 13 March 2009, Jamil was transferred to al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City. He was unconscious. After medical checks, it was found that he suffered severe kidney failure after he had been severely beaten and tortured by members of the Security Services. He was immediately admitted to the intensive care unit due to the seriousness of his health condition. He died of his injuries on Tuesday, 24 March 2009.”

Source: http://www.pchrgaza.org/files/PressR/English/2008/42-2009.html

The Hamas-run police force in the Gaza Strip said on Wednesday it was investigating the death of a prisoner after a Palestinian human rights group said the inmate was tortured and beaten to death during interrogation”

Source: http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1073830.html

List of Names of Palestinians killed during the 2009 Israeli Massacre

Posted in Operation Cast Lead, Publications by beyondtheborder on March 22, 2009

The PDF contains a comprehensive list of all Palestinians killed during the Israeli massacre that began on December 27 2008 and ended on January 18th 2009. It consists of each person’s name, age, sex, occupation, and location of death. The list has been compiled by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR).

Palestinians Killed during Recent Israeli Offensive (Arabic)
Palestinians Killed during Recent Israeli Offensive (English)

Gaza City children killed while playing with suspicious object

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 22, 2009

“The boys were identified as 14-year-old Mohammed Hijji and 15-year-old Ahmed Shneiwra. They were reportedly killed instantly when the object exploded, according to medics at Ash-Shifa Hospital. ”

Gaza Hospital

Gaza Hospital

Source: http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=36616