[Pnews] Israeli guards fire tear gas into Palestinian prisoner’s hospital room

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Fri Nov 1 11:01:09 EDT 2019


  Israeli guards fire tear gas into prisoner’s hospital room

Tamara Nassar <https://electronicintifada.net/people/tamara-nassar> - 1 
November 2019


An Israeli prison guard deployed to watch a hospitalized Palestinian 
prisoner reportedly fired tear gas into the intensive care unit room 
where the man was convalescing after treatment for injuries sustained 
during interrogation.

The Hebrew newspaper /Maariv/ reported 
<https://www.maariv.co.il/news/military/Article-725616> that an Israel 
Prison Service guard “accidentally” emitted tear gas in Samer Arbeed’s 
room at the Hadassah hospital in Jerusalem earlier this month, requiring 
doctors to intervene.

/Maariv/ said the incident was never reported to the prison service.

Arbeed was hospitalized 
on 27 September following his interrogation by Israel’s domestic 
intelligence agency, the Shin Bet 

But being hospitalized has not stopped his ordeal and Israeli prison 
authorities have continued to question 
Arbeed even while in the ICU.

Prisoners rights group Addameer 
<https://electronicintifada.net/tags/addameer> said 
Israel’s torture of Arbeed caused him pneumonia and eleven broken ribs, 
among other serious injuries 
potentially making exposure to tear gas even more detrimental to his 
health condition.

United Nations rights experts are calling 
on Israel to investigate claims of torture of Arbeed.

Addameer’s Mahmoud Hassan, Arbeed’s lawyer, was not informed of the tear 
gas incident.

In fact, the head of the ICU gave Hassan a medical report indicating 
that deterioration in Arbeed’s pulmonary system was due to a 
“contamination,” Addameer stated 

Israel extended 
Arbeed’s detention by eight days during a court session held at the ICU 
on 22 October after he was gassed. Hassan was barred from attending that 
session as well.

The Shin Bet accuses 
Arbeed of involvement in the killing 
of Israeli teen Rina Shnerb 

Shnerb was killed by what the Israeli military said was an improvised 
explosive device near the Dolev settlement in the West Bank on 23 August 
that also injured her father and brother.

    Arresting lawmaker

Israel has re-arrested 
leftist Palestinian lawmaker Khalida Jarrar 
<https://electronicintifada.net/tags/khalida-jarrar> on Thursday only 
eight months after her release 
last time around.

Jarrar was taken from her home near the occupied West Bank city of 
Ramallah in the early hours of Thursday morning by what Israeli media 
reports said were security forces belonging to the Shin Bet.

    My mom, Khalida Jarrar, was arrested from our house in Ramallah
    moments ago. Isreali occupation forces raided our home with over 70
    soldiers and around 12 military vehicles. Mom and sister were asleep
    when they approached. #freekhalidajarrar
    #BDS <https://twitter.com/hashtag/BDS?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw>
    pic.twitter.com/njPyi6ze3a <https://t.co/njPyi6ze3a>

    — Yafa Jarrar (@YafaJarrar) October 31, 2019

Sahar Francis, Jarrar’s lawyer and Addameer’s director, said the 
lawmaker was taken to an unknown location and that reasons for her 
arrest is classified.

Jarrar spent 20 months 
in Israeli prisons under administrative detention until she was released 
in February.

Addameer currently lists seven <http://www.addameer.org/statistics> 
Palestinian lawmakers in Israeli prisons, five of them on administrative 

Israel typically issues administrative detention orders for six-month 
periods, but can renew them indefinitely.

Under such orders, occupation forces hold individuals without charge or 
trial and detainees are not allowed to see any evidence against them.

    Hunger strikers

Meanwhile, several Palestinian prisoners are deep into their separate 
hunger strikes.

Ismail Ali, 30, from the occupied West Bank village of Abu Dis, has been 
refusing food for nearly 100 days in protest at his administrative 

    يواصل الأسير إسماعيل علي (30 عاماً) من بلدة أبو ديس قضاء القدس،
    إضرابه المفتوح عن الطعام لليوم الـ97 على التوالي رفضًا لتجديد
    اعتقاله الإداري. pic.twitter.com/ilR75bogBz <https://t.co/ilR75bogBz>

    — المركز الفلسطيني للإعلام (@PalinfoAr) October 28, 2019

Ahmad Zahran and Musaab al-Hindi have been on hunger strike for more 
than 35 days.

Ahmad Ghannam <https://electronicintifada.net/tags/ahmad-ghannam> 
suspended his hunger strike last week after 102 days of refusing food.

    عاجل | مكتب إعلام الأسرى: الأسير أحمد غنام يعلق إضرابه عن الطعام
    الذي استمر 102 يوما بعد رضوخ الاحتلال لمطلبه بتحديد سقف اعتقاله
    الإداري pic.twitter.com/dHBfmAbiL5 <https://t.co/dHBfmAbiL5>

    — المركز الفلسطيني للإعلام (@PalinfoAr) October 23, 2019

Ghannam was protesting the renewal of his administrative detention, but 
Israel’s military authorities have now decided not to extend his time.

The 42-year-old father of two 
<https://www.facebook.com/ppsmo/posts/2506779809386703> is from the 
Palestinian village of Dura near the occupied West Bank city of Hebron. 
He is a leukemia survivor.

Tariq Qaadan, 46, from the occupied West Bank city of Jenin, also 
suspended <https://qudsn.co/post/169990/> his hunger strike after prison 
authorities decided not to renew his administrative detention beyond six 

Qaadan had refused food for over 85 days.

    Forcible exile

Meanwhile, Israel released photojournalist Mustafa al-Kharouf 
<https://electronicintifada.net/tags/mustafa-al-kharouf> on 24 October 
after detaining him for nine months without charge or trial.

He was released under strict curfew and has been ordered 
to leave the country in about three weeks or change his residency status.

Israel attempted 
to forcibly exile al-Kharouf to Jordan in July, but the latter refused 
him entry.

Amnesty International called 
<https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/mde15/0792/2019/en/> the attempted 
forcible exile a “war crime.”

Israel’s interior ministry insisted that al-Kharouf has a Jordanian 
passport and that he can be expelled to Jordan whether or not he is a 
citizen of that country.

Al-Kharouf was born in Algeria to a Palestinian father and an Algerian 
mother but he is not a citizen of any country, according 
to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

His wife and child are both from occupied East Jerusalem and have 
permanent residency status issued by Israeli occupation authorities.

He has been living in occupied East Jerusalem since he was 12 years old.

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