[Pnews] 165 Palestinians, Including 40 Children, Kidnapped In Hebron In September

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  165 Palestinians, Including 40 Children, Kidnapped In Hebron In September

author Wednesday October 01, 2014 12:43author by Saed Bannoura
*http://www.imemc.org/article/69276*

    The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has
    reported that the Israeli army kidnapped 165 Palestinians, including
    40 children and 25 patients, in the southern West Bank district of
    Hebron, in September, and imposed high fines on many detainees.

The PPS in Hebron said 70 of the kidnapped Palestinians have been moved 
into Administrative Detention, without charges, and that the soldiers 
kidnapped 40 children, 25 Palestinians who suffer from chronic diseases, 
20 school and college students, and imposed fines mounting to 50.000 NIS 
on several detainees.

Head of the Hebron office of the PPS Amjad Najjar said most of the 
kidnapped Palestinians, and many family members, have been beaten and 
assaulted by the soldiers, who searched and ransacked their homes and 
properties.

Najjar added that the army issued arbitrary Administrative Detention 
orders against 70 detainees, forcing them behind bars without charges or 
trial for different periods.

He added that the Hebron district witnessed the largest number of 
kidnappings in the occupied West Bank in September, similar to several 
previous months.

Najjar further stated the soldiers are ongoing with their abuse and 
violations against the children, adding that the soldiers kidnapped 40 
children (below the age of 17).

Some of the kidnapped children have been identified as Wasim 'Adel Abu 
Hussein, Yazan Yousef Lafy, Fares at-Teety, Malek Salayma, and Mohammad 
Yacoub an-Natsha, 14.

The PPS said the soldiers also kidnapped 25 Palestinians, who suffer 
from several chronic diseases and illnesses, and require constant 
medical attention and treatment.

Detainee Ibrahim Mahmoud al-Hammal, 40, suffers from meningitis (a 
bacterial infection of the membranes covering the brain and spinal 
cord), and detainee Faisal Talal al-Qawasma suffers from a heart 
disease, Hepatitis and Rheumatism.

Najjar said Israel uses the issue of the ailing detainees in an attempt 
to blackmail them and their families, in direct violation of the Third 
and Fourth Geneva Conventions that grants all prisoners the right to 
adequate medical care and attention.

Israel also stepped-up its illegal policies of imposing high fines, by 
imposing at least 50.000 New Israeli Shekels in fines against detainees 
from Hebron, in September alone.

Najjar stated that policy of imposing high fines is theft practiced by 
Israel against the detainees, and their families, especially amidst the 
very difficult economic conditions they face.

He demanded legal and international human rights groups to act on ending 
the escalating Israeli violations of International Law, the Fourth 
Geneva Convention, and every Human Rights treaty, and to oblige Tel Aviv 
to stop its violent arrest campaigns, and ongoing invasions, destruction 
of property and assassinations.

In related news, Israeli soldiers of the Nahshon Battalion Brigade, 
operating in prisons and detention camps, invaded on Wednesday various 
rooms of Palestinian detainees in different sections of the Ramon 
Israeli Prison, and attacked several them.

The PPS said the attack is the second this week, after the soldiers 
invaded Section 3 of the prison, attacked a number of detainees, and 
moved two Palestinians, sentenced to high terms, into interrogation. The 
two have been identified as Omar Kharwat and Osama Sallal.

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