Israeli authorities and armed forces carried out extrajudicial executions, tortured Palestinian prisoners and targeted human rights defenders, Amnesty International’s new annual report says.
2017 “marked the 50th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of the [occupied] Palestinian Territories” (OPT), Amnesty noted, “and the 10th anniversary of its illegal blockade of the Gaza Strip.” “Israeli authorities intensified the expansion of settlements and related infrastructure across the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and carried out a large number of demolitions of Palestinian property, forcibly evicting more than 660 people,” the report states, according to Days of Palestine. “Many of these demolitions were in Bedouin and herding communities that the Israeli authorities planned to forcibly transfer.” Meanwhile, Amnesty also denounced “Israel’s air, land and sea blockade of the Gaza Strip”, which it says is “collectively punishing Gaza’s entire population of approximately 2 million inhabitants”. Addressing the use of lethal violence, Amnesty International noted that Israeli forces killed 76 Palestinians and one foreign national in 2017, adding that “many, including children, were shot and unlawfully killed while posing no immediate threat to life”. Some killings, Amnesty continued, “appeared to have been extrajudicial executions”. Across the occupied territories, “Israeli forces, including undercover units, used excessive and sometimes lethal force when they used rubber-coated metal bullets and live ammunition against Palestinian protesters”, killing “at least 20, and injuring thousands”. You won't see or hear about this on #CNN#ABC#CBS#NBC#FoxNews#BBC because they are #Palestinians including women + children with no Freedoms or Rights being Terrorized Brutalized Kidnapped + Killed by #Apartheid#Israel's Coward Forces led by War Criminal Terrorist #Netanyahu aka #BenjaminMilikowsky with support from their US Puppets #DonaldTrump#NikkiHaley#MikePence#JaredKushner / #WestBank#Jerusalem#Nakba#bringbackourboys#bringbackourgirls#FreePalestine#Palestine#BoycottIsrael#BDS#Google#BreakGazaSeige#Gaza
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The City Council in occupied Jerusalem approved, Thursday, the construction of 3000 new colonialist units, near Gilo illegal colony, south of Jerusalem.
The targeted lands, which Israel is planning to build the new units on, are largely privately-owned by the Palestinians.
The deputy mayor of Jerusalem, who also heads the “Planning Committee” stated that “this is a historic day for Jerusalem,” and added, “this means more homes of young couples in the city, and ongoing development.” Meanwhile, the Palestinians, including the young couples in Jerusalem, continue to be denied the right to build and expand on their own lands, face constant home demolitions and very high fines.
Israel’s colonies in the West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem, are illegal under International Law, and the Fourth Geneva Convention which states an occupying power is forbidden from transferring parts of its civilian population into the territory it occupies.
You won't see or hear about this on #CNN#ABC#CBS#NBC#FoxNews#BBC because they are #Palestinians including women and children being with no Freedoms or Rights being Terrorized every way imaginable every single day by #Apartheid#Israel's Coward Forces led by War Criminal Terrorist #Netanyahu aka #BenjaminMilikowsky all for to steal their #Palestinian land for all their Illegal Israeli Settlers with support from their US Puppets #DonaldTrump#NikkiHaley#MikePence#JaredKushner / #WestBank#Jerusalem#Nakba#bringbackourboys#bringbackourgirls#FreePalestine#Palestine#BoycottIsrael#BDS#Google#HandsOffAlAqsa#BreakGazaSeige