Last night, Israeli forces committed another extra-judicial execution. According to LAW’s investigation and eyewitness accounts, at 23.00 on Sunday evening, Israeli forces raided the village of Burqa near Nablus and surrounded the home of Muhammad Faroniya.
CARE International today released preliminary findings from two surveys focusing on the health and nutritional status of the Palestinian population in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and found that the number of malnourished Palestinian children has increased with 22.5 percent of children under 5 suffering from acute (9.3 percent) or chronic (13.2 percent) malnutrition. The preliminary rates are particularly high in Gaza with the survey showing 13.2 percent of children suffering from acute malnutrition, putting them on par with children in countries such as Nigeria and Chad.
I am writing from gaza, where I have been for the last three days to coordinate a volunteer program with youth groups here. Compared to the West Bank, Gaza is not so popular for internationals to come and work.
‘I feel as if I was raped this morning’, writes ‘Ala. ‘Thirty well-armed Israeli soldiers walk freely through our home. I don’t have any right but to sit on the chair and keep silent’. Early this morning, after a long night full of sounds of Israeli state terror, the sounds of bombs, shooting and cursing in the streets, Israeli occupiers raided Ala’s home.
Following a request by the United Nations General Assembly, Secretary-General Kofi Annan today released a report on the events surrounding the Israeli military incursions earlier this year into the West Bank town of Jenin and other Palestinian cities.
Today, as Israeli tanks invaded Nablus again, the Israeli government gave the green light to forcibly transfer two family members of suspected Palestinian activists. In Nablus, Israeli forces killed three Palestinians.