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Today: Aug 22, 2017

Israeli police put Palestinian boy under one-month house arrest!

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Israeli police ordered putting the Palestinian boy Tareq Khaled al-Ghawi, 15, from the Jerusalem neighborhood under house arrest for one month in Issawiyeh village away from his home in Sheik Jarrah. The boy was arrested yesterday for several hours and was accused of "incitement to kill".

According to information available to the Jerusalem Center for Social and Economic Rights, JCSER, the police order stipulates also that the Palestinian boy is prohibited from attending his 10th grade class in Sur Baher village.

The boy's mother Maysoun al-Ghawi reported to JCSER that she was chased with her by a group of extremist settlers in Sheikh Jarrah who were trying to attack her other nine-year-old son, but she managed to escape the seen. She added that the settlers' attacks are taking place on daily bases.

She also criticized the police lenient response to their attacks against the Palestinian residents in the neighborhood. "Ten days ago, when one setters tried to open fire against Palestinians in the area, the police only detained him for few hours, and later was released without charging him with anything, and on the contrary the police interrogated the threatened Palestinians," she said.

Meanwhile, another resident of the neighborhood, Fatmeh Dyab, 45, was detained for 24 hours and put under house arrest for two weeks. She was accused of pouring hot water on the extremist KM Michael Ben Ari of the right wing National Union party during his provocative visit to Ghawi and Hanoun homes which were taken over by Jewish settlers in Sheikh Jarrah. During their visit, Palestinian residents said that Ben Ari and his accomplices articulated bad words against them.

JCSER believes that settlers attacks against the Palestinian residents of Sheikh Jarrah have escalated recently at a time the police force is not taking real decisive measures to halt such attacks.

The center fears that Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood could face the same fate of Tal Rumeidah settlement enclave in Hebron, which observes daily rampage and setters' attacks against the Palestinian neighbors similar to what is currently taking place in Sheik Jarrah.

JCSER highlights that the current escalation in Sheikh Jarrah comes in conjunction with Israeli police fierce response to the weekly peaceful demonstrations which are organized by Palestinian, Israeli left and internationals in Sheik Jarrah, Bil'n, Ni'lin and Massara against settlements expansion and the segregation wall.

Since the current right wing government took office, JCSER noticed an escalation in the Israeli official violation against Palestinian population in occupied Jerusalem particularly in regards of deporting Palestinian activists and politicians from Jerusalem, while the government escalates its settlement activities and continue with its tunnel diggings under the old city of Jerusalem. On its part, the Israeli Jerusalem Municipality, which is run by a right wing coalition continue to issue demolition orders and demolishing Palestinian homes. In this regards, the Municipality demolished 88 Palestinian homes and issued around 1500 demolition orders in 2009.

JCSER believes that the current Israeli policy is not serving the peace process and proves that the current settlers dominated government continues with the policy of creating new facts on the ground to jeopardize the two-state solution which is internationally supported. Meanwhile, the policy of Israeli occupation contravenes with the international human rights law particularly GCIV, ICESCR and ICCPR. JCSER calls upon the international community to break its silence and adopt real measures to stop this government from jeopardizing the opportunity of peace in the Middle East.