Soldiers Destroy A Well East Of Tubas

12 JUN7:47 PM

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, Aqabat Jabr village, east of Tubas in northeastern West Bank, and demolished a water well.

Resident Mohammad Yousef Dibik said the soldiers demolish his well, which contained 15 cubic meters of water, owned by Mohammad Yousef Dibik.

He told the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) said he utilized his well for irrigation for his trees and plants he has on the same lands.

It is worth mentioning that the soldiers have demolished, over the last two days, several residential structures, barns and wells, in addition to uprooting dozens of olive trees, in ar-Ras al-Ahmar and Um Kbeish villages, east of Tubas

(Source / 12.06.2019) 

Israeli Soldiers Demolish An Under-Construction Building In Jerusalem

11 JUN8:56 PM

Israeli soldiers demolished, Tuesday, an under-construction building in Sur Baher village, south of occupied East Jerusalem, and forced another family to demolish its home, the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported.

WAFA said dozens of soldiers invaded the village, surrounded an under-construction building, owned by Wisam Jabour, and prevented the Palestinians from entering the area, before demolishing the building.

They added that, two days ago, the soldiers invaded Sur Baher, and verbally ordered Jabour to halt the construction of his building, but did not hand him a demolition order.

In addition, the soldiers forced the family of Hasan Abu Kaf to self-demolish their home in Sur Baher.

Whenever the military demolishes homes, especially in and around occupied Jerusalem, the Palestinians are ordered to pay excessively high fines and fees, including the exaggerated costs of destroying their homes, and some families chose to demolish their homes to avoid these penalties.

While the Palestinians continue to be denied construction permits on their own lands, Israel continues to construct and expand its illegal colonies, built on Palestinian lands in the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, in direct violation of International Law, the Fourth Geneva Convention and various United Nations and Security Council resolutions.

In related news, the soldiers demolished a residential building in Jabal Johar neighborhood, southeast of the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

Video By WAFA

(Source / 12.06.2019) 

ACTIVIST LINDA SARSOUR: ‘DONALD TRUMP HAS NO IDEA WHAT A DEAL IS’

“Through Her Eyes” is a weekly show hosted by human rights activist Zainab Salbi that explores contemporary news issues from a female perspective. You can watch the full episode of “Through Her Eyes” every Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on Roku, or at the bottom of this article.

Palestinian-American activist and Women’s March co-founder Linda Sarsour is taking issue with President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, over his approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

“Jared Kushner’s the last person that should be trying to bring peace to the Palestinian and Israeli conflict,” Sarsour told Yahoo News host Zainab Salbi in response to Kushner’s remarks on Palestinian self-governance in a recent interview with Axios.

“I know that we can get back to a day where we can live in coexistence, where we can live in peace. And it’s not going to be at the hands of a fascist like Trump, nor is it going to be at the hands of his son-in-law,” Sarsour said.

She shared her thoughts on Kushner during a wide-ranging interview with the Yahoo News show “Through Her Eyes” that touched on everything from the political to the personal. The Muslim American activist was highly critical of Trump when it came to the president’s pursuit of an elusive Middle East deal between the Israelis and Palestinians.

“Donald Trump has no idea what a deal is,” Sarsour said. “I mean, he’s a man who has filed for bankruptcy many times, so he doesn’t understand how to make any deals. And he’s not going to be able to bring peace to that part of the world.

“I reject any deals coming from a fascist administration that is anti-Arab, anti-Muslim and anti-Palestinian in the policies that have already been put forward by this administration,” she continued.

Sarsour describes herself as a “very unapologetic” critic of the state of Israel. She recognizes that her rhetoric opens her up to more criticism from both Republican and Democratic opponents, including allegations that she is anti-Semitic. Among Sarsour’s detractors is the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., who retweeted a video claiming that “Linda Sarsour refuses to acknowledge Israel’s right to exist.”

“This idea of me being anti-Semitic is the most ludicrous of them all,” Sarsour said of the attacks leveled against her. “I believe in the liberation of the Palestinian people. I believe in a nonviolent movement of boycott divestment sanctions. And those positions, those positions that I just put forth are what critics will say makes me anti-Semitic.”

But Sarsour isn’t deterred by her adversaries.

“I understand my history in the United States of America,” Sarsour said. “There has never been an effective leader or organizer that has not been vilified. And these tactics are used to discredit me because I’m so effective in the way in which I’m able to mobilize people of all different backgrounds.

“I have positions that I hold, and I’m not going to hide my positions to make anybody else feel comfortable,” she continued.

This unapologetic approach to politics is a trait Sarsour shares with many members of the congressional freshman class, including the first Muslim women elected to Congress, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. In the six months since they were sworn into office, Tlaib and Omar have been inundated with criticism, particularly for their views on the Palestinian and Israeli conflict. Sarsour told “Through Her Eyes” that although the onslaught has discouraged some Muslim women from pursuing elected positions, for many others it has only fueled their desire to be politically active.

“I think the majority of us, particularly younger women, are doubling down,” Sarsour said. “I am so fired up every time I see Rashida and Ilhan get attacked, and I’ve actually been helping to organize progressives around supporting them.

“They’re being attacked, but you know what? There’s a shift in the conversation,” Sarsour added.

This shift, Sarsour said, has transformed not only how progressive issues are seen on the political stage, but also how Muslim women are perceived. When Omar was elected, she became the first person to wear a hijab on the House floor — prompting a change allowing head coverings for the first time in 181 years. Sarsour explained that by wearing a hijab, people like herself and Omar are “shattering propaganda” and dispelling stereotypes that women in religious headdress can’t be strong leaders.

While speaking with “Through Her Eyes,” Sarsour recounted the breadth of experiences that had contributed to finding her identity as a Muslim woman, including the journey that led to her decision to wear a hijab.

“I grew up, you know, very fair-skinned with dark hair, very ambiguous. People thought I was Puerto Rican,” Sarsour recalled. “They really thought I was everything but what I really was, which was a Palestinian Arab American Muslim.

“And so the hijab gave me an identity that I didn’t have.”

Sarsour also described growing up in a Muslim community in Brooklyn, where she entered into an arranged marriage when she was 17.

“I actually grew up in a community where arranged marriage was something that was very common,” Sarsour said. “I didn’t see it as an impediment.”

Now, Sarsour is looking forward. With 2020 on the horizon, she is taking a back seat in the Women’s March she helped to create and shifting her focus toward organizing Muslim voters to unseat Trump.

“I will stay on, almost like ‘honorary,’” Sarsour said. “I will continue to advise the Women’s March. I’ll be part of their electoral programs. But really, for me, 2020 is about winning this election.”

Sarsour has several favorites on the crowded Democratic ticket, most notably Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who was the runner-up for the Democratic nomination in 2016.

“I love Sen. Bernie Sanders. I have a long relationship with him, and he’s done a lot of great things for the Muslim community,” Sarsour said.

Her second choice is Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who is one of six candidates attempting to become the first female president of the United States.

“I’m in love with her,” Sarsour said. “I think that she has a great opportunity to really do very well in this election. So I love Bernie Sanders — he’s my first love — and then I also support Elizabeth Warren.”

But apart from electoral politics, Sarsour insists that her vision extends well beyond who sits in the Oval Office.

“We have to stand up as a nation, in front of the whole world, and say, ‘We are not a nation of bigotry, of hatred, of fascism,’ and potentially set an example for the rest of the world,” Sarsour said. “I believe in the American people. I believe that we’re going to win in 2020.”

(Source / 12.06.2019) 

IN VIDEO| ‘ISRAEL’ DEMOLISHES BUILDINGS IN QALANDYA AND JORDAN VALLEY

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Several Israeli bulldozers on Wednesday demolished structures owned by Palestinians in different areas of the occupied Jerusalem and West Bank.

In Qalandya, Israeli bulldozers performed large-scale demolitions in Qalandya refugee camp in northern occupied Jerusalem under the pretext of lacking building permits, which caused a stifling traffic near the Qalandya checkpoint and long lines of Palestinians, who were heading to their jobs.

Dozens of cars tried to drive through dirt roads near the apartheid wall to reach their jobs and schools, especially that the Israeli bulldozers started demolition works in the rush hour.

Local sources said that the Israeli bulldozers accompanied by Israeli occupation soldiers demolished a building and shops, and removed shops’ signs.

In the Jordan Vally, Israeli occupation vehicles demolished on Wednesday residential structures in addition to sheepfolds in the Raas El Ahmar village at the Jordan Valley.

Wafa agency quoted witnesses say that the demolished structures are owned by Allam Bani Oudeh and Baker Bani Oudeh families.

‘Israel’ has been following a demolition policy targeting everything owned by Palestinians, to force them leave their properties and allow illegal Jewish settlers to replace them.

(Source / 12.06.2019) 

Palestinian Injured In IOF Demolition Campaign West Of Bethlehem

Palestinian injured in IOF demolition campaign west of Bethlehem - (Photo File)

Palestinian injured in IOF demolition campaign west of Bethlehem

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A Palestinian young man suffered a rubber bullet injury when Israeli soldiers attacked citizens during demolitions on Tuesday in Bir Una area of Beit Jala, west of Bethlehem in the West Bank.

According to local sources, the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) demolished a residential room and four crude barns in Bir Una at the pretext of unlicenced construction.

One citizen from the family of Zarina, who owns the land where the demolitions took place, suffered a rubber bullet injury when the IOF physically assaulted members of his family and opened fire at them. 

The IOF had demolished months ago homes belonging to the same family in the area.

(Source / 12.06.2019) 

Killed Father, Become Orphans

Israel kills fathers and leaves their kids orphaned

The children of Al-Judeili crying of the death of their father - (Photo File)

The children of Al-Judeili crying of the death of their father

When oppression increases, life becomes like hellfire. Israel deliberately kills fathers and mothers of Palestinian children leaving them to lead their lives down into the dark abyss. So how can a 5-year-old child stand in life without his parents,? Doomed to grief and sadness, this child’s life will never be the same again. .

Israel kills fathers and leaves their kids orphaned

In a dark night last January, Israeli settlers stole a life of a Palestinian father of 4 children and left his family suffering the ultimate tragedy of their father’s death. In an attempt to raid the village where he was living and taking care of his children in the Al-Mughayyir village, east of the central occupied West Bank of Ramallah, Israeli settlers killed Hamdi Saadeh Naasan, 30, and injured 30 others.

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So what sin did these children commit to  deserve to  endure the pain of losingtheir beloved father?!

He’s gone. All they can do is  scream and cry!

In Gaza, Israel practices all the kinds of torment against the residents starting with the siege it  has imposed on the enclave since 2007 and the 3 deadly major aggressions in 2008, 2012 and 2014, and other  attacks in between. Then, beginning from March 30th, 2018  the killing of more than 270 Palestinians and injuring dozens of thousands of others in the Great March of Return. Attacks and killing continue till this day.

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On the first anniversary of Great March of Return, the day which marks the Palestinian Day Land, an Israeli sniper shot the Palestinian medic Mohammed Al-Judeili  with a rubber bullet in his head. Muhammed  succumbed to his serious injury on June 6, 2019.

Al-Judeili was a father of 4 children, the only  source of security for them. Basically, Israeli killed him while he was doing his humanitarian work of saving the lives of other injured protestors   and left his kids alone without a father who can care for  and provide them their basic needs.

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His daughter Rama, 9, had no choice, but to scream and cry when she learned about her father’s death. There was nothing else she could do when she  was hit with a harsh reality bigger than her childhood brain could handle.

His son Adel, 10, cried and screamed, “ pray for my father”  in a  scene  that reflects the trauma of the child who is forced to  say goodbye to his father martyr.

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As for Al-Judeili’s widow, she  said heaving with sobs, “God bless him, he was so affectionate. He loved his kids so much and gave them whatever they asked. May God get revenge from the Israeli occupation for me and children’s loss. They didn’t have mercy on him. They fired  at a civilian who was unarmed and a medic.”

And the question which will have no answer: who will take care of these families who lost their principal breadwinners who were killed by the Israeli occupation.

The Silence is still there!

The world is in eerie silence. No one moves  to stop the Israeli occupation. Since the beginning of the Great March of Return,  Israel has killed more than 270 unarmed Palestinians and injured more than 20,000 others with different injuries, in addition to the continuous suffering of 2 million people under the 12-year blockade.

Gaza was declared by the UN to be unlivable by 2020, but it’s already become a concentration camp with life being sucked out of its people while Israeli occupation enjoys full impunity in perpetrating more crimes against the locked-up population in Gaza.

(Source / 12.06.2019) 

AL-AWEIWI SUSPENDS HUNGER-STRIKE AFTER AGREEMENT WITH ISRAELI OCCUPATION

Political prisoner who fought a hunger-strike which lasted for 69 days has come to an agreement with the Israeli occupation about his release and has ended his hunger-strike. Yet the exact date of his coming release is unclear based on currently available information.

Hassan al-Aweiwi(35) suspended his hunger-strike on Monday June 10th after coming to an agreement with Israeli occupation authorities. He had been on hunger-strike since April 2nd and had lost 20 kilograms from his weight during it.

His imprisonment without charge or trial won’t be extended indefinitely, but he will now be released at a set date. But the date of his release is unclear; in different sources it is either early October, in mid-December, “by the end of the year” or on January 15th 2020.

The father-of-three from Hebron was arrested by Israeli occupation on January 15th this year and started his hunger-strike after Israeli occupation military court extended his administrative detention on April 2nd. According to different descriptions of the details of the agreement with Israeli occupation he will be released either “six months after the end of his first period of administrative detention” or after six more months of administrative detention.

As a result he could be released as early as October, after six more months of imprisonment or on the first anniversary of his arrest. Maximum length of single period of administrative detention is six months, but Israeli occupation military court also detain people on shorter periods – like possibly case of al-Aweiwi.

According to most sources, his imprisonment without charge or trial was extended “just” two and a half months after his arrest – yet one major source, Addameer, reports that his original period of administrative detention was already six months. The differing release date possibilities result from the conflicting claims.

Hassan al-Aweiwi was previously imprisoned in Israeli occupation prisons for three years. His mother started a solidarity hunger-strike in support of his son few days before its end.

(Source / 12.06.2019)