New report by B’Tselem and HaMoked on detention of Palestinian teens in East Jerusalem: Israel systemically abuses minors, denies their rights
On 9 August 2017, between 3:00 AM and 4:00 AM, soldiers entered a-Duheisheh Refugee Camp with the goal of arresting two residents: Raed Salhi, 21, and ‘Aziz ‘Arafah, 24, who were both in their homes. During the operation, the soldiers shot both the men as they attempted to escape. Salhi died of his injuries on 3 September 2017, while ‘Arafah is still hospitalized and detained in Israel.
On Saturday morning, 22 July 2017, at about 7:00 A.M., ‘Udai Nawaj’ah, 16, his brother Diaa’, 18, and his uncle D’as, 33, all from the Palestinian community of Khirbet Ibziq northeast of Tubas, set off to graze their flocks in al-Makhbah, an area that lies some 1.5 kilometers away. At about 10:00 A.M., they returned home to eat and give their flocks water.
At about 2:00 P.M., they set out again to al-Makhbah, where they met Sa’ed Fawadlah, 21, a member of the community who was grazing his cattle.
On 11 August 2017, the Israeli military shut and locked the gate it had installed some six years earlier at the main entrance to Kafr a-Dik, a Palestinian village west of Salfit, to prevent passage by vehicle. According to the village council, the Israeli DCO justified the closure on the grounds that youths from the village had repeatedly thrown suspicious objects and Molotov cocktails at Route 446, which is used by settlers. Approximately 6,500 people live in Kafr a-Dik.
We’ve been suffering water and power outages for years. There was a long period when we used to receive electricity for eight hours at a time, followed by eight hours without. The water problem was also more or less under control back then. But then things got worse, and we began to get just four hours of electricity, followed by 12 hours without. At the moment we only have running water once every four days, for three or four hours a time. When the supply comes on, we use an electric pump to fill containers on our roof.