A view for a part of Israel’s separation barrier in the West Bank town of Abu Dis on June 4,2011
A senior Israeli source has revealed that Abu Dis would be the capital of any future Palestinian state under the “deal of the century”.
According to a report by Israeli newspaper Makor Rishon yesterday, preparations are being made to unilaterally hand over Abu Dis – a district of Jerusalem located beyond Israel’s Separation Wall – to the Palestinian Authority (PA). The PA is expected to reject this step.
Abu Dis is classified as part of Area B under the Oslo Accords, meaning it is under civil and administrative sovereignty of the PA but security control of Israel.
The newspaper reported that PA President Mahmoud Abbas in 2018 refused a US and Israeli offer to withdraw from Abu Dis in order for it to become the Palestinian capital.
In December 2017, the US unilaterally recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and, in May 2018, officially relocated its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Although the “deal of the century” has not yet been revealed, a number of leaks have been exposed. This has led to the conclusion that the deal will be biased in Israel’s favour at the expense of Palestinian aspirations and historic rights.
According to medical sources, seven Palestinians, including one child, were injured by live ammunition on Friday, as Israeli forces attacked the hundreds of protesters participating in the weekly Great March of Return at the eastern border of the Gaza Strip.
Hundreds of Palestinian protesters gathered at several locations along the Israeli/Gaza border, while Israeli soldiers fired live ammunition and rubber-coated steel bullets from border watchtowers and armored military vehicles, reported WAFA News Agency.
Some of the protesters hit with live bullets were treated in field hospitals, while others were transferred to the nearest medical facility in Gaza.
Since the beginning of the Great March of Return protests at the Gaza border on March 30, 2018, Israeli forces have been responsible for the killing of more than 250 Palestinians, and injuring over 23,000. Many Palestinians have suffered debilitating injuries, including limb amputation.
The stated objective of the Great March of Return demonstrations is to demand the right of the Palestinian refugees to return to the pre-1948 historical Palestine, to call for the complete lifting of the illegal blockade of Gaza.
Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in the northern West Bank village of Kufur Qaddoum, east of Qalqilia city.
Media coordinator of the Popular Committee, Morad Eshteiwi, said that the peaceful demonstration was attacked by Israeli forces, who shot rubber-coated steel bullets and high-velocity tear-gas canisters, injuring four Palestinians.
Eshteiwi added that all the injured protesters were treated at the scene, while many others suffered the suffocating effects of tear-gas inhalation.
Since 2011, villagers from Kufur Qaddoum and surrounding villages have organized a nonviolent demonstration on Fridays, to object to the illegal Israeli colonies, and to call on the Israeli occupation authorities to reopen the village’s main road, which has been closed by the army since 2002.
Israeli soldiers invaded, Saturday, the village of Abwein, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and abducted the father of the young Palestinian man, who was killed a day earlier in occupied Jerusalem, after he reportedly stabbed and injured two Israelis.
Media sources in Ramallah said dozens of soldiers invaded the village, before storming and ransacking the home of Wajeeh Sohweil, the father of Yousef, 18, who was killed in Jerusalem, and abducted him.
The Israeli army apparently intends to demolish the home in an act of illegal collective punishment, similar to previous incidents where homes of Palestinians who attacked or believed to have attacked Israelis, including soldiers, were destroyed.
The army also constantly abducts and imprisons family members, and in some cases friends, of Palestinians who are believed to be behind attacks against the military or Israelis in general.
The sources added that the soldiers fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs at dozens of Palestinian youngsters, who protested the invasion, and hurled stones at the invading army jeeps.
AL-QUDS, PALESTINOW.COM — Over 500.000 of Muslim worshippers from Jerusalem, the West Bank and Arab towns across ‘Israel’ attended the taraweeh prayer and laylat al-Qadr at the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound in Jerusalem.
Palestinian worshippers from across the occupied West Bank made their way to the mosque compound, passing into Jerusalem via Israeli military checkpoints stifling the holy city from the north, east and south.
Men over 40, children under 13 and women of all ages were allowed to enter Jerusalem without permits for the occasion on Fridays. Men under 40, however, are banned entry into the city unless with a special Israeli permit.
Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Israeli forces killed 36 Palestinians in during last May. Meanwhile, their number has reached 448 martyrs throughout Palestine since Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December 2017, revealed on Saturday the Quds Center for Studies on Palestinian and Israeli Affairs.
The center said that the martyrs included 98 children, 18 ladies, 6 with special needs, 73 in Israeli bombardments, 8 prisoners, ad one in an assassination in Malaysia.
The number of those , who were killed during the Great Return March protests in Gaza has reached 249. 2 journalists and 3 paramedics included.
In last May, Israeli forces killed 36 Palestinians in Gaza’s weekly protests, including three children. 28 others were killed in the Israeli aggression on the besieged enclave, including three infants.
2 Palestinians were killed in the West Bank, one of whom was climbing the apartheid wall trying to reach the Al Aqsa mosque.
Ten Palestinians were also killed after arrest after Trump’s decision.
The study revealed that “Israel” has been holding the bodies of 28 martyrs since Trump’s decision.