Alarms sounded over health of Palestinian boy in Israeli jail


The Palestinian Prisoners Center for Studies (PPCS) sounded distress signals over the exacerbated health status of 17-year-old Anas Hamarsha, diagnosed with a life-threatening disease in Israeli jails.

PPCS warned that Hamarsha risks to go quadriplegic due to a rare disease infecting his body. The boy needs regular medical checks and therapy. His condition has taken a turn for the worse in Israeli detention.

The minor was arrested by the Israeli occupation forces just a few days ago and transferred to the Jalama lock-up. He has had his remand extended for 11 more days and has been made to endure intensive questioning on allegations of throwing Molotov cocktails on Israeli army patrols.

PPCS held the Israeli occupation authorities responsible for the life of Hamarsha, who, it said, cannot stand on his feet as a result of the disease.

The center urged all international human rights bodies to take serious action so as to save Hamarsha before it is too late.

(Source / 10.10.2017)

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The Temple Mount was temporarily closed to Jewish visitors on Wednesday at the order of Jerusalem District Commander Yoram Halevy after Jews broke visitation rules at the holy site, police said. The Jewish visitors were expelled from the compound for bringing sacred books to the Mount and trying to pray there. After one of the individuals was cautioned, another took out a holy book, and the group was expelled. Meanwhile, renewed clashes erupted between protesters and Israeli security forces near the Lion's Gate in the Old City, where police used stun grenades against the demonstrators. A regular dynamic has developed involving clashes between Palestinians and Israel Police over the past several days near the Lion's Gate. Dozens of Palestinians are present at the site on a regular basis, urging devotion to the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount and condemning Israel. During Muslim prayer times, particularly the midday and nighttime prayers, hundreds and sometimes even thousands have been gathering there.

There have been outbreaks of violence during these periods, including stone-throwing or physical confrontations with the police. In most of these incidents, the police have been using stun grenades and sponge-tipped bullets to disperse the crowds. In a number of cases, journalists in the area have also suffered violence at the hands of the police. On Tuesday, Hassan Shaalan, a reporter for the Ynet news website, was struck by a policeman even after he identified himself as a member of the press. A group of Jerusalem-based journalists released a statement of condemnation over the incident and called on the police to permit reporters to do their jobs. The Jerusalem Police responded: "This involved an incident that took place in the course of violent disturbances of the peace that occurred in Jerusalem while the police were acting to remove the demonstrators from the street after some of them refused to vacate. The forces working on the scene are under constant threat to their lives.

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