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Tali Mayer was hit with sponge bullet, prompting her to begin to investigate the wounds caused by police use of this ammunition tens of thousands of which have been fired at Palestinians in Jerusalem in the last two years. She photographed victims and now tells their stories.
Israeli officials have been railing against Facebook since October 2015, when cases emerged of Palestinians stabbing Israelis as part of what some call the “knife intifada.”. Shaked, the justice minister, has met with Facebook officials to pressure them to take action against incitement. In 2015, Facebook took down 431 pieces of content that it said violated harassment laws or denied the Holocaust, which is against the law in Israel. Some of those requests pertain to Palestinians swept up in Israel s dragnet targeting social media users who post messages against Israeli wars and occupation
Iranian refugees fleeing persecution joined thousands of other asylum seekers in protesting new restrictions on refugees in Balkan states. According toreports, at least six Iranians sewed their lips shut and went on hunger strike to protest the closure of the Greek-Macedonian border, preventing them from traveling towards western Europe
Miko Peled in an interview with Mint Press exposes Netanyahu and Israel’s war crimes and strategy for colonization and how Isreal has been breaking international laws and human rights towards the Palestinains. He explains how Netanyahu uses deflections like the Palestinian Mufti Hitler comments to perpertuate their policies vs. the Palestinains.
Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post correspondent in Tehran imprisoned for more than 14 months, has been convicted in an espionage trial that ended two months ago, Iranian State television has reported. But many details remained unknown. Rezaian faced four charges – the most serious of which was espionage and it was not immediately clear whether he was convicted of all charges. Rezaian and The Post have strongly denied the accusations, and his case has drawn wide-ranging denunciations including statements from the White House and media freedom groups.
The Palestinian Authority government on Saturday stepped up its attacks on Israel, holding it responsible for “crimes” against Palestinians by the IDF and settlers. A statement released in Ramallah accused the Israeli government of providing a cover and legalizing “crimes and violations against innocent Palestinians under the watching eye of the world.” Saying that 17 Palestinians have been killed and more than 1,000 wounded since the beginning of October, the PA government called on the UN Human Rights Council to quickly dispatch a commission of inquiry to the region “to investigate all crimes perpetrated by Israel against our people.”
Israeli authorities claimed that 19-year-old Fadi Samir Alloun was killed after a stabbing attack that wounded an Israeli teenager. They presented no evidence connecting Alloun to the alleged stabbing. After police shoot him dead, an officer can be heard asking one of the mob, “Did he stab anyone?” The Israeli youth answers that Alloun did not.
Next Monday, on September 28 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to address the UN General Assembly. That podium has hosted many bad characters who have used it to advocate their sinister policies. But Rouhani s presence stands out precisely because he blends in better than many of his predecessors. According to Amnesty International and other respected human rights organizations, the human rights situation in Iran is fast deteriorating under Rouhani. There have been some 2,000 executions in Iran in the two years that Rouhani has been in office, more than in any similar period in the past 25 years.
Teachers rights activist Rassoul Badaghi, who was near the end of serving a six-year prison sentence for his peaceful labor activism, has been condemned to an additional three years in prison. Badaghi s lawyer, Peyman Haj-Mahmoud Attar, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that the new sentence, issued by Judge Moghisseh of Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court, is for “insulting Imam Khomeini and the Supreme Leader” (two years in prison) and “propaganda against the state” (one year)
Abdulfattah Soltani, an imprisoned lawyer and founding member of the Defenders of Human Rights, is starting his fifth year of imprisonment whereas considering his several illnesses and diseases, his need for the treatment and hospital has increased, more than ever.