Israel Bills A Jerusalemite Palestinian After Demolishing His Home

03 APR2:01 AM

Hours after the Israeli Authorities in occupied East Jerusalem demolished a Palestinian home in Shu’fat refugee camp, the City Council in the city billed the owner for the costs of destroying his property.

Media sources said the soldiers and employees of the City Council demolished the two-story home, owned by members of Houshiyya Palestinian family, on Tuesday morning, in the at-Tihta neighborhood of the refugee camp.

They added that, a few hours after destroying his property, the soldiers invaded the refugee camp again, and handed the owner a bill for the demolition costs, instructing him that he needs to pay 150.000-200.000 Shekels, including fines.

The demolished home is close to the sections of the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall, separating the refugee camp from the illegal Pisgat Ze’ev Israeli colony.

(Source / 03.04.2019) 

Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered Saturday

03 APR1:01 AM

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that a young man died, on Tuesday evening, from serious wounds he suffered last Saturday, after Israeli soldiers shot him east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

The Health Ministry said the Palestinian, Fares Abu Hajras, 26, was shot with a live round in the abdomen, and remained in a critical condition until he succumbed to his wounds.

Hajras was shot, Saturday, east of Khuza’a town, east of Khan Younis, while the Palestinians were marking the first anniversary of the Great Return March, and the 43rdanniversary of Palestinian Land Day.

On the day of his injury, the soldiers killed four Palestinians, and injured 316 others, including 14 who suffered life-threatening wounds, during protests across the perimeter fence, in the eastern parts of the Gaza Strip.

The Maan News Agency has reported that Israeli soldiers have killed 271 Palestinians since March 30th, 2018 in the Gaza Strip, and injured more than 30398 others, including 16027 who were moved to various hospitals and medical centers.

The Health Ministry said that among the wounded are 3175 children and 1008 women and added that 136 Palestinians suffered amputations; 122 in the lower limbs, and 14 in the upper limbs.

The army also killed three medics, identified as Razan Najjar, 22, Mousa Jaber Abu Hassanein, 36, and Abdullah al-Qutati, 20, and injured 665 others, in addition to causing damage to 112 ambulances.

Also among the slain Palestinians are two journalists, identified as Yasser Mortaja, and journalist Ahmad Abu Hussein, in the Gaza Strip, while the soldiers injured dozens of journalists.

The information does not include dozens of Palestinians who were killed or injured by the Israeli army after crossing the perimeter fence and were never returned to the Gaza Strip.

(Source / 03.04.2019) 

One Palestinian Killed, Another Wounded, in Attack by Israeli Settler Near Nablus

03 APR10:08 AM

Israeli soldiers have reported that a Palestinian was killed, and another injured, when an Israeli settler opened fire on them near Beita town, south of Nablus.

The Palestinian who was killed was identified as Mohammad Abdul-Mon’em Abdel-Fattah, 23, from Khirbet Qeis village in the Salfit district, in the northern West Bank.

The one who was injured has been identified as Khaled Salah Rawajba, a 26-year-old resident of the village of Rojeeb, east of Nablus. He was shot in the abdomen and taken to Rafidia hospital in Nablus, where he remains in a moderate condition.

The Israeli settler who shot and killed the young man tried to claim that “he had a knife” – but video footage taken by another Israeli settler on the scene, showing the brutal and callous treatment of Adel-Fattah’s body after he was killed, shows that there was no weapon.

In the video, a soldier and a settler are seen kicking the young man’s corpse, flipping him over and going through his pockets, finding nothing.

According to eyewitnesses, the claim of an attempted stabbing were completely false. They said that Mohammad was a truck driver who was waiting at the checkpoint when the Israeli settler closed the road with his car. Khaled then got out of his car and tried to tell the settler to move. But the Israeli settler began shooting.

Khaled Rawajba, an employee at an auto repair shop on the side of the road, heard the altercation and stepped out of his workplace to see what was happening. He was then shot as well, and seriously wounded.

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PA Foreign Ministry: “Settlers’ Terror, An Integral Part Of Israel’s State-Sponsored Terrorism”

03 APR1:16 PM

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry issued a statement, Wednesday, condemning the dangerously escalating Israeli violations and crimes, including the killing of a Palestinian near Nablus by an armed illegal colonist, and said that the “terrorist attacks carried out by the colonists are an integral part of Israel’s ongoing illegal occupation of Palestine, and its state-sponsored terrorism.”

The Ministry strongly denounced the killing of Mohammad Abdul-Fattah, 23, and the injury of Khaled Rawajba, 26, on the hands of an armed illegal fanatic Israeli colonist.

It stated that the crime, which took place near Beita town junction, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and the army’s justification for this cold-blooded murder, are one of the examples of Israel’s ongoing illegal polices, and crimes against the civilian population in occupied Palestine.

In addition, the ministry also denounced Tuesday’s attack in which a group of armed illegal Israeli colonists invaded Palestinian lands in Deir Jarir village, east of Ramallah in central West Bank, before they cut and uprooted more than 550 grapevines and almond trees, while Israeli soldiers stood and watched without attempting to stop them.

It also held the Israeli government, headed by Benjamin Netanyahu, fully responsible for the escalating crimes and violations carried out by the colonists, living illegally on Palestinian lands, in direct violation of International Law and the Fourth Geneva Convention.

“Those colonists are not only heavily armed, but also receive training and support from the Israeli occupation army and the government which armed them in the first place,” the statement said, “They continue to carry crimes and serious violations against the Palestinian people, their homes, lands, property and holy sites, while Israel continues to support them on various levels, legally, economically and politically.”

The Ministry also denounced the international silence, and complicity, in these crimes and violations, and said that the world needs to realize the seriousness of the Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people, and how this silence is just encouraging Israel to continue to commit and escalate these violations, not only against the civilian population in occupied Palestine, but also against their homes, lands, holy sites and even their graveyards.

It stated that the illegal colonists have become very powerful, well-armed militias, funded and supported by the Israeli government, and other countries, especially the United States.

(Source / 03.04.2019) 

Prisoner Emad Mousa Suffers From Serious Injuries

Palestinian prisoners Emad Mousa suffered severe and serious injuries when he was physically assaulted by Israeli forces during recent events in the Negev jail, his family affirmed.

The family told a reporter for the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) that Mousa was transferred to Soroka Hospital in Beersheba after Israeli forces attacked him and his fellow inmates in the Negev jail recently.

According to a medical report from the hospital, the family added, Mousa lost three units of blood after he was left bleeding until the following day of the events.

The prisoners also suffer from a serious rib fracture and multiple injuries and bruises in the head, chest, left leg and other parts of his body 

Prisoner Emad Mousa is one of the detainees who have been rejailed by Israel after their release as part of the 2011 swap deal.

(Source / 03.04.2019)