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Sadaka Publications - Palestine October 2015 (Click now to download Factsheet)

Palestine October 2015 (Factsheet) Overview:  Between 1st October and 2nd November, the Israeli police/army and Israeli settlers combined have killed 73 Palestinians.12 of the Palestinians killed by Israeli forces were children, one an eight month old baby who suffocated as a result of tear gas fired by the Israeli army. 11 Israelis have been killed by Palestinians in the same period. The majority of the Palestinian attackers of those Israelis have been shot dead on the spot by Israeli forces without any attempt having been made to apprehend them with non-lethal force.  (October 2015 PDF 57 kB Click on cover to download this Factsheet)


Ismail Mahmoud Bakir (9), Ahed Atef Bakir (10), Zakariya Ahed Bakir (10), and Mohammad Ramiz Bakir (11), playing football on the beach in Gaza seconds before they were killed by the Israelis (Click now to download Factsheet)

Gaza: Nobody needed to die Overview:   Israel is currently engaged in its third military offensive against Gaza since 2008, ostensibly to bring a halt to rocket and mortar fire out of Gaza into Israel. There was no need for this offensive – or for the previous two offensives – for Israel to achieve that objective. Nobody, neither Israeli nor Palestinian, needed to die in order to bring a halt to rocket and mortar fire out of Gaza. All Israel needed to do was to stick to agreements it made with Hamas. But it didn’t.  (July 2014, PDF 57 kB. Click on cover to download this Factsheet)


Israeli Settlements: Colonies and War Crimes (Click now to download PDF)

Israeli Settlements: Colonies and War Crimes Overview:   When a state, which is occupying territory not its own, builds settlements on that territory and transfers its own citizens into them, that process is a war crime, under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Israel has occupied the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) since1967 and has transferred well over half a million of its own citizens into that territory. There is little doubt that this colonisation programme has involved the commission of war crimes as defined in the Rome Statute.  (June 2014, PDF 59 kB. Click on cover to download this Factsheet)


The Economic Strangulation of the West Bank: The World Bank Report on "Area C". (Click now to download PDF)

Israel's Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs): Factsheet Overview:   Israel isn’t a party to any of the three "weapons of mass destruction" treaties: (1) the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), (2) the Biological Weapons Convention, and (3) the Chemical Weapons Convention. It is the only state in the Middle East that isn’t a party to any of them. Iran is a party to all three, as are most other states in the Middle East.  (June 2014, PDF 58 kB. Click on cover to download this Factsheet)


The Economic Strangulation of the West Bank: The World Bank Report on "Area C". (Click now to download PDF)

The Economic Strangulation of the West Bank: Factsheet Overview:   For many years, Israel has imposed severe restrictions on Palestinian access to, and economic activity in, Area C in the West Bank. In its report Area C and the Future of the Palestinian Economy (published in October 2013), the World Bank estimates that, if these restrictions were lifted, the total potential value to the Palestinian economy could amount to around $3.4 billion or about 35% of Palestinian GDP at 2011 levels. The resulting increase in revenues for the Palestinian Authority could be as much as $0.8 billion, which would notionally cut its fiscal deficit by half, thereby significantly reducing its need for support by international donors.  (June 2014, PDF 114 kB. Click on cover to download this Factsheet)


Home Demolitions. (Click now to download PDF)

Home Demolitions: Factsheet Overview:    (July 2012, PDF 253 kB. Click on cover to download this Factsheet)


Al Nakba (‘the catastrophe’ or ‘disaster’ in Arabic). (Click now to download PDF)

Al Nakba (‘The Catastrophe’ or ‘Disaster’) Overview:   Al Nakba (‘the catastrophe’ or ‘disaster’ in Arabic) is the name given to the organised expulsion of approximately 750,000 Palestinians from their homes and lands by Zionist forces in 1948, the year the state of Israel was established. From its formation, the Israeli state’s official position has been one of denial that this terrible event ever happened.  (April 2012, PDF 346 kB. Click on cover to download this Factsheet)


Israeli Settlements and Settler Roads in the West Bank

Israeli Settlements and Settler Roads in the West Bank Overview:    (July 2010, PDF 1.47M. Click on cover to download this Factsheet)


Palestinian Citizens in Israel

Palestinian Citizens in Israel Overview:    (July 2010, PDF 239kB. Click on cover to download this Factsheet)


The Wall Factsheet

The Wall Overview:    (PDF 224kB. Click on cover to download this Factsheet)


Israeli Administrative Detention

Administrative Detention Overview:   Administrative detention is a procedure under which detainees are held without charge or trial. In the occupied Palestinian West Bank, the Israeli army carries out administrative detention on the basis of Military Order 1226 (1998). This order empowers military commanders to detain an individual for up to six months if they ‘have reasonable grounds to presume that the security of the area or public security require the detention.’ On or just before the expiry date, the detention order is frequently renewed. This process can be continued indefinitely.  (PDF 203kB. Click on cover to download this Factsheet)


Children Political Prisoners

Children Political Prisoners Overview:   According to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, adopted on 20 November 1989 and entered into force on 2 September1990 (to which Israel is a signatory), and to relevant Israeli law, a child is defined as every human being under the age of 18 years. This is reiterated in the UN Rules for the Protection of Juveniles Deprived of their Liberty, adopted by General Assembly Resolution 45/113 of 14 December 1990. However, Palestinian children from the age of 16 years are considered adults under Israeli military regulations governing the Occupied Palestinian Territories.  (PDF 200kB. Click on cover to download this Factsheet)


Chronology of Palestine

Chronology of Palestine Overview:    (PDF 262kB. Click on cover to download this Factsheet)


Palestinian Women Political Prisoners

Palestinian Women Political Prisoners Overview:   Israel’s obligations to the people of Gaza under the 4th Geneva Convention and the Agreement on Movement and Palestinian women have not escaped the mass arrest campaigns. Palestinian women in detention are subjected to mistreatment on a daily basis and are often held in cells and sections with Israeli criminal prisoners. Regular body searches are performed with brutality by prison guards; sexual harassment occurs frequently; the right to elect a representative for their collective demands is not recognised as in other prisons; solitary confinement is often used as a form of punishment; detainees are prohibited from going outside regularly or of using the canteen; cell searches and confiscation of personal belongings is a common practice; and attacks on women by beating or firing tear gas into cells occur regularly.  (PDF 188kB. Click on cover to download this Factsheet)


Israeli torture and ill-treatment

Torture and ill-treatment Overview:   On 6th September 1999, the Israeli High Court of Justice ruled to ban the use of torture during interrogation. A seemingly considerable victory for human rights defenders proved later through practice not to be applicable to Palestinian "security prisoners". Indeed, the ruling failed to explicitly forbid the use of torture but rather allowed that interrogation methods such as "moderate physical pressure" – widely deemed as torture – may be used in the "necessity of defence" and in situations where a detainee is considered a ‘ticking bomb’. In some instances, detainees have died while in custody as a result of torture. Confessions extracted through such practices are admissible in court and / or military tribunal.  (PDF 203kB. Click on cover to download this Factsheet)


 

 

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