News, August , 2007
Legal proceedings highlight abuse of Palestinians by Israeli occupation border guards
Monday September 17, 2007 14:11 by John Smith - IMEMC & agencies johnsmithimemc at gmail dot com
Four Israeli occupation government border guard officers appeared in court on Sunday to answer charged related to abuse of power and the aggravated assault of two Palestinian civilians in 2006.
Israeli occupation border police attack a Palestinian woman
After the publication by Israeli media of a photograph showing two Palestinians who had been severely beaten by border guards, an enquiry into the attack was launched.
The civilians in question claim that they were kidnapped by four officers in Jaffa, driven to a secluded location, and savagely beaten with rifle butts for no reason. The victims further allege that their faces were stabbed and stomped on.
The Israeli occupation border police has a long, and well-documented, history of violence in the occupied Palestinian territories. In the past, the force was involved in the Kafir Qasim massacre of 1956. More recently, in March, officers of the force were caught on camera abusing a 17-year-old boy from Hawara village, located near the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
Note to Readers and Journalists:
The Israeli settlements as well as the Land-Grab, Apartheid Wall in the Palestinian occupied territories have been built illegally on confiscated Palestinian lands. These represent a major violation of international law, Geneva Conventions, and they obstruct reaching a peaceful resolution for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
The Israeli occupation forces abduct and kidnap Palestinians from their homes and at checkpoints, on daily basis. Most media refer to these abductions and kidnappings as arrests, which is inaccurate and not true as the Israeli occupation government has no jurisdiction over Palestinian citizens inside their own territories.
Further, when Israeli occupation forces kill Palestinian civilians, particularly when the victims are women and children, this should be referred to as an act of terrorism, and perpetrators should be described as terrorists.
Since the end of the second intifadha in 2005, not a single Israeli civilian was killed by Palestinian resistance organizations. However, Palestinian civilians have been killed by Israeli occupation forces, almost on daily basis.
Any journalist who does not describe the Israeli killing of Palestinian civilians as terrorism is biased, unfair, not objective, and a participant in terrorizing the Palestinian people, so the Israeli occupation of Palestine can continue endlessly.
Note to Translators:
The Arabic definite article, Al (or its variant, El) should be written with a hyphen separating it from the noun it is associated with, for example Al-Aqsa. If a hyphen is not used, as in Al Aqsa, it confuses non-Arabic readers. They may think that it is an abbreviation of the name Albert, as many Americans do.
The Arabic definite article Al (or El) should be written as such, whether it is Shamsiyah or Qamariyah in pronunciation, simply because we are dealing with the written form of language, not the spoken one. Using the Shamsiyah so many forms in writing is inaccurate and confusing to non-Arabic readers, to say the least.
Only standard (fasih) pronunciation of Arabic names should be used. Non-standard ('ammi) should be avoided. Example: Names like Abu Sunainah, Abu Rudainah, and Abu Shebak are written by some translators in the non-standard forms of Abu Snainah, Abu Rdainah, and Abu Shbak.
The standard pronunciation of the vowel at the end of names is (a), not (e), particularly if it is followed by (h), like in the cases of Haniyah and Rudainah, not Haniyeh and Rudaineh.
The standard pronunciation of vowels in the following names is (ai), not (ei) as written by some translators: Hussain, not Hussein and Hassanain, not Hassanein. This is the same long vowel pronounced in the English words "rain" and "brain."
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