IOA to build 150 settlement units east of Tulkarem

Tulkarem settlement units

Israeli Occupation Authorities (IOA) on Friday started the construction of 150 out of 900 settlement units in Avni Hafetz settlement outpost east of Tulkarem city in the northern West Bank.

Eyewitnesses told the PIC reporter that the construction site is located within Palestinian agricultural lands of Shofeh town southeast of Nablus city.

The IOA handed, at a previous time, land confiscation orders to Palestinian farmers in Shofeh town for the expansion of Avni Hafetz.

The seizure order stipulates the confiscation of land lots including a part of Khalet al-Sheikh, Wadi Issa and al-Manzel areas.

(Source / 01.12.2017)

IOF quells peaceful march, detains journalist east of al-Khalil


Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on Friday quelled a weekly peaceful march that demands opening a main road in Qelqis area east of al-Khalil.

According to a local source, the IOF deployed large numbers of soldiers in the area and banned the inhabitants from accessing the demonstration site. IOF troops threatened the protesters with beating and shooting, the source pointed out.

The IOF detained the cameraman of Palestine TV in al-Khalil, Ala Al-Haddad, and barred journalists from covering the event.

The IOF has been closing the Qelqis road for 17 years, which forces the inhabitants to take long non-paved alternate routes.

(Source / 01.12.2017)

4 Palestinians injured in IOF quelling of anti-settlement marches

March of Kafr Qaddum

Four Palestinians chocked on tear gas on Friday after the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) quelled the weekly march of Kafr Qaddum, to the east of Qalqilya, which demands opening the village’s road that has been blocked for 14 years now.

Popular Resistance Coordinator in Kafr Qaddum, Murad Shtewi, said that the IOF fired tear gas canisters at the demonstrators causing four suffocation cases that were treated in the field.

Shtewi added that the march was launched in solidarity with the residents of Qusra village in Nablus.

Meanwhile in Ramallah, the IOF quelled the Ni’lin anti-settlement demonstration which was organized on Friday to mark the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People and protest the murder of a Palestinian farmer at the hands of Israeli settlers in Qusra village in Nablus.

Member of the Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlement in Ni’lin, Mohammed Amira, said that clashes broke out following Friday prayer in which the IOF soldiers attacked the Palestinian demonstrators with sound bombs and tear gas canisters. A number of protesters suffered suffocation by tear gas and were treated in the field.

The IOF during the morning hours erected a military checkpoint at the eastern entrance to Ni’lin and prevented those having Israeli (blue) IDs from entering the village to participate in the weekly march.

Another anti-settlement and anti-wall march was launched on Friday in Bil’in village in Ramallah with the participation of local residents and foreign peace activists.

Clashes erupted between the marchers, who raised Palestinian flags and chanted national slogans calling for resisting the occupation and liberating all prisoners, and the IOF soldiers who heavily fired tear gas canisters.

(Source / 01.12.2017)

IOF to raze Palestinian hamlet west of Salfit

Abu al-Basal

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on Friday morning handed over demolition and eviction notices in Abu al-Basal hamlet west of Salfit city in the northern West Bank. The demolition orders were issued at the pretext of violating construction standards.

The PIC reporter said that the orders stipulate the eviction and demolition of several structures in the hamlet which is located close to Ariel settlement which was illegally established over Salfit lands.

According to the activist Khaled Maali, the hamlet was inhabited with many families of farmers and shepherds who were forced to leave their lands because of settlement expansion in the area. As a result, only one family remained in the small village. Nevertheless, they are now forced to leave their homes to be razed by the IOF.

(Source / 01.12.2017)

IOF bans Ayyash’s father from traveling for medical treatment

Father of Ayyash

The family of the al-Qassam Brigades’ martyr Yahya Ayyash, said that Israeli occupation forces banned Ayyash’s father from travelling abroad for medical treatment.

The family pointed out that Israeli occupation authorities also denied Abdullatif Ayyash his right to receiving treatment in hospitals of Occupied Jerusalem at the pretext of security reasons.

The family of martyr Ayyash, from Rafat town in Salfit, has been suffering from Israeli harassment for over 25 years because of Ayyash’s anti-occupation attacks that led to the death of many Israeli soldiers.

(Source / 01.12.2017)