Tagged: Families

Palestinian Couple Barred From Visiting Wounded Mentally Ill Son Shot by Israeli Soldiers News Roundup
Gideon Levy & Alex Levac, Haaretz

Palestinian Couple Barred From Visiting Wounded Mentally Ill Son Shot by Israeli Soldiers

They are outside room No. 8 in the surgical ward. The door is shut. They continue to stand in the corridor, crying softly. Nothing can help them. The mechanism of the occupation will not relent. No one’s heart will melt at the sight of the intolerable abuse these people are undergoing. The soldier from the Military Police will not allow them to enter.

on June 17, 2016
Israeli Lawmakers Extend Emergency Rule Limiting Palestinian Family Reunification News Roundup
Jonathan Lis, Haaretz

Israeli Lawmakers Extend Emergency Rule Limiting Palestinian Family Reunification

The emergency regulation that restricts family reunification among Palestinians was again extended by the Knesset on Monday, with 65 MKs voting in favor and 14 against, on Monday. Despite Zionist Union’s criticism of the measure, faction members supported it. The directive, which has been extended annually since first instituted in 2003, limits the granting of citizenship or residency to Palestinians who marry Israelis.

on June 14, 2016
In Gaza, Remembering Zaina Al-Amour Videos
IMEU

In Gaza, Remembering Zaina Al-Amour

Israeli shelling in Gaza this month killed Ameer's 54-year-old grandmother, Zaina Attia al-Amour. Following the assault on Gaza in 2014 that killed over 2,200 Palestinians, Israel has broken the ceasefire numerous times. The assault on Gaza has never ended: Over the last year, Israel has killed 30 Palestinians in Gaza and wounded over 800. Israeli tanks have rolled into Gaza nearly 50 times.

on May 24, 2016
Gaza’s Only Orphanage Struggles Against Odds News Roundup
Isra Saleh el-Namey, The Electronic Intifada

Gaza’s Only Orphanage Struggles Against Odds

In spite of all he has been through, nothing hurts Yousif al-Shimbari more than getting used to mornings without hearing his mother’s voice. During Israel’s assault on Gaza in 2014, the 14-year-old and his family sought refuge from their Beit Hanoun neighborhood in the northern Gaza Strip to a UN-run school in the area, thinking themselves protected by its blue flags and logos.

on May 3, 2016
Ahmad Dawabsha Returns to Duma for First Time Since ttack News Roundup
Dob Lieber, The Times of Israel

Ahmad Dawabsha Returns to Duma for First Time Since ttack

Ahmed Dawabsha returned to the West Bank village of Duma on Tuesday for the first time since his family’s home was targeted in an arson attack last July. Five-year-old Dawabsha lost his entire family — parents Saad and Riham and 18-month-old brother Ali — in the firebombing of their home in the village of Duma by suspected Jewish terrorists.

on March 23, 2016
Photo Blog: Visit to Masafer Yatta, as the Efforts to Expel Its Residents Escalate News Roundup
Osnat Skoblinski, B'Tselem

Photo Blog: Visit to Masafer Yatta, as the Efforts to Expel Its Residents Escalate

Tomorrow, 23 March 2016, Israel’s High Court of Justice will hold a hearing on a petition filed by the residents of Masafer Yatta against the Israeli Authorities' intention to expel them from their homes due to the establishment of "Firing Zone 918." The hearing will be the first held in the case since the two-year mediation process between the parties failed.

on March 22, 2016
Israel Hands Demolition Notices for Two Buildings in East Jerusalem Area News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israel Hands Demolition Notices for Two Buildings in East Jerusalem Area

Israeli authorities on Sunday handed demolition notifications for two buildings in the al-Issawiya neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, citing construction without building permits, local sources told Ma’an. Al-Issawiya local committee member Muhammad Abu al-Hummus said Israeli troops raided the neighborhood and handed Fadi al-Issawi and Muhammad Dawood Mahmoud demolition notices for their homes claiming that it was built without prior permission.

on March 14, 2016
Palestinian Boy to Meet His Real Madrid Heroes News Roundup
Brian Walker & Abeer Salman, CNN

Palestinian Boy to Meet His Real Madrid Heroes

His life has been a nightmare, but now little Ahmed Dawabsheh is ready to live out a dream. The five-year-old Palestinian boy has been undergoing months of surgery and treatment for burns suffered during a firebombing attack on his West Bank home by right wing Israeli's that killed the rest of his family.

on March 7, 2016
Israel Demolishes Palestinian-owned Homes in West Bank News Roundup
Al Jazeera

Israel Demolishes Palestinian-owned Homes in West Bank

Israeli forces have demolished dozens of structures, including a school, in the northern West Bank this week, leaving 10 families homeless, according to a new United Nations report. In as statement issued on Friday, the UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Assistance and Development Aid said the demolitions took place on Wednesday in the village of Khirbet Tana, south of Nablus in the northern West Bank.

on March 4, 2016
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