Ben jij druk of zijn jouw kinderen druk?

Er is geen ouder die niet houdt van zijn kinderen en het beste voor ze wil. Sterker nog: er is geen ouder die niet wil dat zijn kinderen het beter hebben dan hijzelf. Je zou dus zeggen dat de opvoeding van onze kinderen de hoogste prioriteit geniet.

Islam en Opvoeding

De praktijk leert dat dit vandaag de dag jammer genoeg steeds minder het geval is. Een van de oorzaken is ongetwijfeld de onnodige drukte die we voor onszelf hebben gecreëerd. Was je voorheen thuis met niet veel anders bezig dan met je kinderen, is de situatie nu dat je met van alles en nog wat bezig bent behalve met je kinderen.

Wanneer ouders elkaar treffen, hoor je ze vaak klagen over hun kinderen en hoe druk ze wel niet zijn. Maar ligt het probleem bij de kinderen of bij onszelf?

In de meeste gevallen ligt het probleem bij niemand anders dan onszelf. Onze smartphone-verslaving zorgt ervoor dat we alles wat tussen ons en onze smartphone komt als irritant en druk ervaren. Al zijn het onze dierbare kinderen …

Band
Je zal je kinderen enkel kunnen opvoeden en positief beïnvloeden als je een sterke band met ze hebt. Zonder band is er simpelweg geen opvoeding mogelijk. En deze band komt niet uit de lucht vallen noch kun je deze kopen. Deze vereist een enorme inspanning die zich uit in tijd, aandacht en geduld.

Sommigen denken dat een goede opvoeding enkel inhoudt dat je jouw kinderen (islamitische) instructies geeft en ze continu vertelt wat ze wel of niet moeten doen. Als dit soort gesprekken de enige gesprekken zijn die je voert met je kinderen, dan mag je er verzekerd van zijn dat je geen band aan het opbouwen bent, maar juist een kloof aan het stichten bent tussen jou en je kinderen. Je wordt op een gegeven moment een zeurpiet voor ze die ze het liefst zo snel mogelijk weer zien vertrekken; het laatste wat je als opvoeder wil.

Een band opbouwen met je kinderen doe je door normale gesprekken met ze te voeren over van alles en nog wat, net zoals je dat doet met de andere relaties die je onderhoudt. En door naar ze te luisteren, interesse te tonen en door ze te motiveren. Dan ben je bezig met het opbouwen van een band. Dit vereist geduld, en juist die geduld ontbreekt door dat ene apparaatje met haar enorme aantrekkingskracht.

Voorbeeldfunctie
Vaak hoor je men zeggen: een belangrijk onderdeel van de opvoeding is dat je een voorbeeld bent voor je kinderen. Dat klopt. Maar wanneer ben je een voorbeeld voor je kinderen? Je bent pas een voorbeeld voor je kinderen wanneer ze onder de indruk van je zijn, dan pas zien ze je als voorbeeld. En dat zijn ze alleen wanneer je ze goed behandelt en hoogstaande manieren hebt. Oftewel: wanneer je een goede band met ze hebt. Zie je hoe alles valt en staat met een goede band?

Je kunt vroom en praktiserend zijn, maar als de omgang met je kinderen slecht is, is er geen sprake van een voorbeeldfunctie. Wil jij zijn zoals de persoon die jou slecht behandelt?

Kijk wat Allah zegt over de vroomste schepping op aarde, onze profeet vrede zij met hem:

Dankzij de barmhartigheid van Allah was jij zacht voor hen (i.e. voor de metgezellen). En als jij streng en hardvochtig was geweest, dan waren zij rondom jou uiteengegaan. [Koran 3:159]

Dus beste mensen; naast het feit dat de sfeer thuis islamitisch moet zijn, is de omgang met de kinderen van essentieel belang. 

Beste vader, beste moeder

Je kunt niet vroeg genoeg beginnen met het opbouwen van een band met jouw kinderen. Wanneer deze band tot stand is gekomen, dan verloopt de opvoeding soepel en is deze een genot i.p.v. dat deze als een last wordt ervaren.

Niet om pessimistisch te zijn, maar als je om je heen kijkt naar de jeugd van tegenwoordig dan word je niet echt vrolijk. En de cijfers liegen er ook niet om; ruim 1 op de 10 kinderen kreeg in 2018 jeugdzorg. Nogmaals, ligt het probleem bij de jeugd of bij de (jonge) ouders die ‘druk’ zijn met andere dingen?

Zijn deze prachtige kinderen waarmee Allah ons heeft voorzien het niet waard dat we de smartphone regelmatig even uitgooien om volledig met hen bezig te zijn? 

Dit geldt des te meer voor de vader die al zo weinig thuis is. Probeer het volgende is uit: je komt van werk en voordat je jouw woning betreedt, gooi je jouw smartphone uit. Al is het maar voor een uurtje. Kijk dan is hoe je van je kinderen geniet en hoe je bezig bent met jouw belangrijkste taak: het opbouwen van een band met je kinderen.

Moge Allah ons allen bijstaan in het opvoeden van onze kinderen 

(Kennisviamail / 07.09.2019) 

Three Palestinians Injured in Kafr Qaddoum

07 SEP 6:11 AM

At least three Palestinians were injured with rubber-coated metal rounds today, by Israeli occupation forces, during the weekly anti-settlements protest in the village of Kafr Qaddoum, northern West Bank, local WAFA sources said.

Israeli soldiers attacked the protesters with rubber-coated metal bullets and tear gas, injuring  three protesters and causing many cases of suffocation. The injured were treated on the scene by Palestinian Red Cross medics.

Almost every Friday, villagers from Kafr Qaddoum, and neighboring villages, organize a nonviolent protest against illegal Israeli settlements, calling on Israeli authorities to reopen the village’s main road, which has been sealed by the occupation since 2002.

(Source / 07.09.2019) 

PCHR: “On 73rd Friday of Great March of Return: 2 Children Killed and 81 Civilians Injured, including 39 Children, 1 Journalist and 2 Paramedics by Israeli forces”

07 SEP 1:39 AM

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): On 73rd Friday of Great March of Return, 2 children were killed and 81 civilians injured as a result of the Israeli military’s continued use of excessive force against peaceful protests along the Gaza Strip’s eastern border; 38 children, 1 journalist and 2 paramedics, including a female, were among those injured this Friday, 06 September 2019.

Despite the decrease in the number of injuries among this week’s protestors, in comparison to last Friday, Israeli forces escalated their use of excessive force against the protesters with the use of live ammunition and targeting the upper part of protestors’ bodies, killing 2 children and injuring 52 protestors with live bullets and shrapnel.

The Supreme National Authority of Great March of Return and Breaking the Siege called for today’s protests under the slogan “Protecting the Home Front.”  The protests lasted from 15:00 to 19:00 and involved activities such as speeches by political leaders and theatrical performances. Hundreds of civilians protested at varied distances from the border fence across the Gaza Strip. The protestors threw stones, Molotov Cocktails and firecrackers at the Israeli forces, well-shielded hundreds of meters away, while the latter responded with excessive force.

To this date, PCHR documented 210 killings by Israel since the outbreak of the protests on 30 March 2018, including 46 children, 2 women, 9 persons with disabilities, 4 paramedics and 2 journalists. Additionally, 13,809 were wounded, including 2,932 children, 422 women, 233 paramedics and 213 journalists, noting that many of those injured had sustained multiple injuries on separate occasions.

The following is a summary of today’s events along the Gaza Strip border:

Northern Gaza Strip: Approximately 1,000 civilians participated in Abu Safiyah area protests, northeast of Jabalia. Speeches, theatrical performances and other segments were performed at the protest central encampment. Dozens of protestors approached the border fence and threw stones at Israeli soldiers, who responded with live and rubber bullets and tear gas canisters.

As a result, ‘Ali Sami ‘Ali al-Ashqar (17), from Jabalia refugee camp, was killed after being shot with a live bullet to the chest. According to PCHR’s investigations, at approximately 17:40, ‘Ali was shot with a bullet that entered the backside of his chest and exited through the lower front side of his neck while only few meters away from the border fence.

A crew member of Military Medical Services evacuated him to the Indonesian Hospital, he was declared dead upon arrival at 18:08. Moreover, 35 civilians were injured, including 25 children: 28 with live bullets and their shrapnel; 3 with tear gas canisters; and 4 with rubber bullets.

 Gaza City: Hundreds of protestors took part in eastern Malakah area. Speeches, theatrical performances and other segments were performed at the protest central encampment.

Dozens of protestors approached the fence and threw stones with slingshots at Israeli soldiers. The soldiers fired live and rubber bullets and tear gas canisters at the protestors.

As a result, Khaled Abu Baker Mohammed Sufian al-Rab’ie (14), from al-Shija’iyah neighborhood, was killed.  According to PCHR’s investigations, the child arrived at Shifa Hospital at approximately 17:35 with a bullet wound in his waist, and he was pronounced dead at 17:45.

Moreover, 16 civilians were injured, including 6 children, a female paramedic and a journalist: 6 with live bullets, 2 with rubber bullets and 8 with tear gas canisters.

The wounded paramedic is Mona Khalifah Lubbad (21), who sustained a shrapnel wound to her left foot. The wounded journalist, Ahmed Mohammed al-Hendi (23), sustained a rubber bullet injury to the hand. Mr. al-Hendi works for Siraj Media Services.

Central Gaza: Hundreds of civilians, including women and children, took part in the eastern Bureij refugee camp protests; dozens gathered adjacent to the border fence at a range varying between 2 – 70 meters. The Israeli soldiers, reinforced with 11 military jeeps, launched a drone to photograph protestors who had thrown stones and sound bombs at the military jeeps and shot them with live and rubber bullets in addition to teargas canisters. As a result, 6 civilians, including 3 children, were wounded: 4 with live bullets and shrapnel, 2 with rubber bullets.

Khan Younis: The Israeli forces’ use of force against the protesters, who gathered in the encampment in eastern Khuza’ah and near the border fence, resulted in the injury of 13 civilians, including 4 children and a paramedic: 5 with live bullets and shrapnel, 2 with rubber bullets; and 6 with tear gas canisters. Furthermore, many other civilians were wounded with rubber bullets, but their injuries were reported to be minor, while others suffocated due to teargas inhalation.  They received treatment on the spot in the field medical point. The wounded paramedic, As’ad Sami Mohammed Abu Ghalwah (30), from Khan Younis, was shot with a rubber bullet to the right foot.

Rafah: hundreds participated in the eastern Shokah protests, where folklore songs and speeches were held. Dozens approached the border fence and threw stones at the shielded Israeli soldiers, who responded with live and rubber bullets and teargas canisters against the protestors. As a result, 11 civilians were injured, including a child. It was documented that 9 were shot with live bullets and their shrapnel and 2 were shot with rubber bullets.

(Source / 07.09.2019) 

Israeli Navy Opens Fire On Fishing Boats In Gaza

07 SEP 5:27 AM

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Friday evening, on several Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea area, northwest of Gaza city.

Media sources said the boats were in Palestinian waters when the navy attacked and opened fire on them.

The attack did not lead to casualties, but forced the fishermen back to the shore to avoid further escalating from the navy.

Also on Friday, Israeli soldiers attacked the Great Return March processions in the Gaza Strip killing two children, and wounding 81 civilians, including 38 journalists, one journalist and two paramedics.

(Source / 07.09.2019) 

Hamas hails decision of EU court to remove it from world blacklist

Ismail Haniyeh, senior political leader of Hamas, attends a rally at the anniversary march of the "Great March of Return" and "Palestinian Land Day" protests at Israel-Gaza border on March 30, 2019 [Motasem Dalloul / Middle East Monitor]

Ismail Haniyeh, senior political leader of Hamas, attends a rally at the anniversary march of the “Great March of Return” and “Palestinian Land Day” protests at Israel-Gaza border on March 30, 2019

The Islamic Palestinian movement, Hamas, hailed on Friday a European court decision to remove it from the world’s terrorist list, a statement confirms.

Hamas spokesman, Hazim Qassim, declared in the statement that the decision “is positive and a right step in the right direction.”

Qassim added “we hope that this decision will lead to completely remove the name of the movement from any unjust list.”

Meanwhile, he insisted that “resisting the Israeli occupation is legal according to the international conventions and laws.”

He stressed that “classifying Hamas or any of the Palestinian resistance factions as terrorist organisations is completely unjust and not fair for the legal struggle of the Palestinian people against the occupation.”

The Hamas official reiterated that this movement “will continue practicing its right to defend the Palestinian people and protect them until the achievement of their freedom and the right to establish an independent Palestinian state.”

Read: Hamas slams Paraguay for labelling it as terrorist group

Hamas’s statement came following a press release made by Hamas lawyer, Khalid Al-Showly, in which he announced “the European Court of First Instance in Luxembourg decided on Thursday to remove the Hamas movement, and its armed wing Al-Qassam Brigades, from the world’s list of terrorism.”

Al-Showly explained that the decision of the court is not final, but the previous decisions on the reinsertion of Hamas and its military wing on terrorist lists “are null and void”.

Regarding the importance of this ruling, Al-Showly stated that “Hamas is the party which challenged these decisions and the importance of this ruling is that it is nullifying these decisions.”

In such cases, to be unlisted from a blacklist is a long process with many challenges against decisions being taken on political grounds.

Read: Facebook defeats appeal in US claiming it aided Hamas attacks in Israel

(Source / 07.09.2019) 

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (29 August – 04 September 2019)

07 SEP 6:29 AM

Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory

29 August – 04 September 2019

  • Great March of Return in Eastern Gaza Strip: 1 Civilian killed and 93 others injured, including 33 children, a woman, 2 journalists, and a paramedic.
  • West Bank: 4 civilians injured, including a child and a human rights defender.
  • During 85 incursions into the West Bank: 91 civilians, including 8 children and 2 women, arrested
  • A Palestinian forced to self-demolish his house in the occupied East Jerusalem, while an under-construction mosque, a well and 2 agricultural rooms demolished in eastern Hebron.
  • 3 Israeli military orders to seize lands in eastern Bethlehem, and 3 attacks reported by settlers against Palestinian civilians and their property in the West Bank.
  • 5 shooting incidents reported against Palestinian fishing boats off Gaza shores.
  • 34 temporary checkpoints erupted in the West Bank, where 9 Palestinian civilians were arrested.

Summary

During the reporting period, PCHR documented 139 violations of the international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli forces and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory.

As part of the Israeli violations of the right to life and bodily integrity, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian and injured 93 Palestinian civilians, including 33 children, a woman, 2 journalists, and a paramedic, were injured at the Great March of Return in the Gaza Strip.  Meanwhile, 4 were injured in the West Bank, including a child and a human rights defender.

As part of the Israeli incursions and house raids, Israel carried out 85 incursions into the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, and raided civilian houses, attacking and enticing fear among residents in addition to shooting in many incidents. As a result, 91 Palestinians were arrested, including 8 children and 2 women.  In the Gaza Strip, the Israeli forces carried out one limited incursion into the central Gaza Strip, and arrested 4 Palestinians who tried to infiltrate via the border fence.

Under the settlement expansion activities in the West Bank and occupied East Jerusalem, PCHR documented 7 violations, including forcing a civilian to self-demolish his house in Silwan village in Jerusalem under the pretext of non-licensing, and demolishing an udner-construction mosque, a water well and 2 agricultural rooms in Khelet al-Baqar in eastern Hebron.  Further, the Israeli forces issued 3 military orders to seize lands in eastern Bethlehem.  The settlers also carried out 3 attacks against Palestinian civilians and their property in the West Bank.

During the reporting period, the Israeli naval forces continued their attacks against the Palestinian fishermen and their equipment at sea though sailing within the allowed fishing area.  This week witnessed 5 shooting and chasing incidents against the fishermen and their boats.

In terms of the Israeli closure policy, it should be highlighted that Israel continues its closure of the Gaza Strip for the 14th consecutive year, severely restricting the freedom of movement of persons and goods and isolating the Gaza Strip from the West Bank and the rest of the world. Meanwhile, the West Bank is divided into separate cantons with key roads blocked by the Israeli occupation and with temporary and permanent checkpoints, where civilians movement is restricted and others are arrested.

  1. Violation of the right to life and to bodily integrity
  1. Excessive Use of Force against the Great March of Return in the Gaza Strip

The 72th Great March of Return took off in eastern Gaza Strip on Friday, 30 August 2019, titled In Commemoration of Our Martyrs.” As a result of the Israeli use of excessive force, a man was killed and 93 civilians injured, including 33 children, a woman, 2 journalists and a paramedic.

The incidents were as follows:

  • Northern Gaza Strip: At approximately 16:30 on Friday, 30 August 2019, hundreds of civilians marched towards the central tent of the Great March of Return (GMR) in Abu Safiyah area, northeast of Jabalia, north of the Gaza Strip. The protest involved activities such as national songs of the Palestinian heritage, speeches by political leaders in addition to raising the Palestinian flag. At approximately 17:00, Israeli forces stationed behind sand berms and in military vehicles along the border fence, fired live and rubber bullets as well as teargas canisters at the protesters. As a result, 29 of them were injured, including 13 children and a photojournalist: 20, including 6 children, were shot with live bullets and their shrapnel; 5, including 4 children, were hit with rubber bullets; and 4, including 3 children, were hit with tear gas canisters, including 2 children. The wounded photojournalist, Ibrahim Nasser Hussain Abu-Marsa (26), was shot in the chest with a rubber bullet. The wounded civilians were transferred via ambulances of the Ministry of Health and Union of Health Work Committees to the Indonesian and al-‘Awdah Hospitals. Medical sources classified their injuries between minor and moderate.
  • Gaza City: at approximately 16:30 on Friday, 30 August 2019, hundreds of civilians marched in eastern Malakah area, east of Gaza City. Speeches, theatrical performances and other segments were performed at the protest central encampment. Dozens of protestors approached the fence and threw stones with slingshots at Israeli soldiers. The soldiers fired live and rubber bullets and tear gas canisters at the protestors. As a result, 7 were injured, including 4 children and a photojournalist: 3 with live bullets, 3 with rubber bullets and 1 with a tear gas canister. The wounded paramedic, Mohammed Ismail Sa’ed Abu Qadous (32) was hit with a rubber bullet to his right foot. The wounded photojournalist Ali Hassan Jadallah (29), sustained a rubber bullet to the head. Mr. Jadallah works for Anadolu News Agency.
  • Central Gaza Strip: at approximately 15:00, hundreds of civilians, including women, children and families, took part in the eastern Bureij refugee camp protests; tens of them gathered adjacent to the border fence at a range varying between 2 – 70 meters. at approximately 17:10, a  number of protestors raised the Palestinian flags, fired balloons and threw stones with slingshots at Israeli soldiers. The Israeli soldiers, reinforced with several military SUVs, fired live and rubber bullets in addition to teargas canisters at them. As a result, 10 civilians were wounded, including 2 children:7 were shot with live bullets and their shrapnel, 1 was shot with a rubber bullet and 2 were hit with tear gas canisters. before the protests were concluded at approximately 19:00, Israeli forces arrested 3 young men after crossing the border fence in eastern al-Buraij refugee camp.
  • Khan Younis:  hundreds Tens approached the border fence and attempted to throw stones, and firecrackers and raised Palestinian flags in addition to chanting national songs. Israeli forces fired live and rubber bullets and tear gas canisters at protesters, wounding 20 civilians, including 7 children: 12 received medical treatment on the spot, and 8 others, including 3 children, were transferred to hospitals. Bader Nabil Suleiman Abu-Mousa (24), from Khan Younis, was critically wounded with a live bullet to the head while present few steps from the main border fence. Abu Mousa was taken to the field medical point and then transferred to Gaza European Hospital where he stayed in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) until he was pronounced dead at approximately 11:00 on Saturday, 31 August 2019.
  • Rafah: hundreds participated in the eastern Shokah protests, where folklore shows, and speeches were held. Palestinian Minitry of Health honored Izz-al-Deen Samsoum (12) for volunteering with the medical crews during last week’s protest, and photojournalist Hidra al-Sharif who captured Samsoum in action. Dozens approached the border fence and threw stones at the shielded Israeli soldiers, who responded with live and rubber bullets and teargas canisters against the protestors. As a result, 27 civilians were injured, including 7 children and a PRCS paramedic. It was documented that 10 were hit with live bullets and their shrapnel, 14 were hit with rubber bullets and 3 were directly hit with tear gas canisters. The wounded paramedic was identified as: Ashraf Shafiq Hussain al-Khatib (41), shot in the back with a rubber bullet.
  1. Excessive Use of Force against Protests in the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem
  • At approximately 13:30 on Friday, 30 August 2019, Palestinians from Kufor Qaddoum village, northeast of Qalqiliyah launched their weekly peaceful protest and headed towards the village’s eastern entrance that has been closed by Israeli forces for the past 15 years in favor of “Kedumim” settlement. The demonstrators chanted national slogans demanding end of the occupation and protested the Israeli forces’ crimes against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. The protestors threw stones at the Israeli soldiers stationed behind sand berms while the soldiers fired sponge-tipped bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at them. As a result, 3 civilians, including an international human rights defender, were injured.
  • At approximately 18:00 on Wednesday, 04 September 2019, Palestinians from Zawata village square, west of Nablus launched a peaceful protest, called for by the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO). The protest headed to Eskan al-Oufuq Housing project in Ijnisinya and al-Naqura villages, northwest of the city, they protested the Israeli forces’ incursions to the area and their attempt to transfer it to a military training area. The participants raised Palestinian flags and chanted national slogans. When they approached the abovementioned area, Israeli soldiers stationed in the area entrance, on roadsides and behind their military vehicles, fired tear gas canisters at the protestors. As a result, a number of protestors suffocated due tear gas inhalation.
  1. Shooting and other violations of the right to life and bodily integrity
  • At approximately 06:50 on Thursday, 29 August 2019, Israeli gunboats stationed northwest of Beit Lahia shore in northern Gaza Strip, heavily opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 3 nautical miles and chased them. This attack recurred at approximately 12:10 on the same day. As a result, the fishermen were forced to flee fearing for their lives; no arrests were reported.
  • At approximately 10:30 on Friday, 30 August 2019, Israeli gunboats stationed northwest of Beit Lahia in northern Gaza Strip, heavily opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 3 nautical miles and chased them. As a result, the fishermen were forced to flee fearing for their lives; no arrests were reported.
  • At approximately 10:35 on Saturday, 31 August 2019, Israeli gunboats stationed northwest of Beit Lahia in northern Gaza Strip, heavily opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 3 nautical miles and chased them. The attack recurred at approximately 18:00 on the same day. As a result, the fishermen were forced to flee fearing for their lives; no arrests were reported.
  • At approximately 07:00 on Monday, 02 September 2019, Israeli gunboats stationed west of Jabalia shore in northern Gaza Strip, heavily opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 3 nautical miles and chased them. As a result, the fishermen were forced to flee fearing for their lives; no arrests were reported.
  • At approximately 11:00 on Tuesday, 03 September 2019, Israeli gunboats stationed northwest of Beit Lahia in northern Gaza Strip, heavily opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 3 nautical miles and chased them. As a result, the fishermen were forced to flee fearing for their lives; no arrests were reported.
  • Settlement Expansion and settler violence in the West Bank including occupied East Jerusalem
  1. Demolition and Confiscation of Civilian Property for Settlement Expansion Activities
  • At approximately 19:00 on Sunday, 01 September 2019, Ma’moun Jalajel implemented the Israeli Municipality decision to self-demolished and dismantled his commercial facility in al-Bostan neighborhood in Silwan village, south of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City. Jalajel said that he forced to self-demolish his facility after the Israeli Municipality staff handed him an administrative demolition notice on Sunday morning, noting that he received a summons to refer to the municipality a month ago under the pretext of non-licensing. Jalajel said that he built his facility of tin plates 2 months ago, pointing out that the municipality office ordered him to completely demolish his 30-sqaure-meter facility.
  • At approximately 09:00 on Monday, 02 September 2019, Israeli forces backed by military construction vehicles and Israeli Municipality Officers moved into Khilet al-Bakar area in Eastern Hebron. The soldiers were deployed in the area while an under construction mosque (100 m²) and a water well (70 m³) were destroyed under the pretext of non-licensing. They also destroyed two agricultural rooms (60 m²) property of Bilal Elyan al-Rajbi.
  • On Wednesday, 04 September 2019, Israeli authorities issued three military orders to seize lands in Beit Jala city, Taqou’a and al-Rashida villages. According to Hasan Barijiyah, Head of the Wall and Settlement Resistance in Bethlehem, the first one ordered the seizure of lands, owned by Palestinians from Beit Jala and al-Khader village. He also highlighted that these orders fall under the Israeli settlement expansion schemes to overtake hundreds of dunums for construction on Bypass road (60), connecting Jerusalem to “Gush Etzion.“ He also mentioned that the second military order entailed seizure of lands in al-Rashyda village, east of Bethlehem, to expand “Ma’ale Amos” settlement; and the third one was to seize lands in Taqou’a village for the expansion of “Nokdim”
  1. Israeli Settler Violence
  • On Saturday, 31 August 2019, Israeli settlers attacked Ayman Khalil Sa’d, from Artas village in southern Bethlehem, while present in his land near “Gush Etzion“ settlement, south of the city. As a result, he sustained bruises and wounds in his face; he was transferred to Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation Hospital. Eyewitnesses said that a group of Israeli settlers, from “Gush Etzion“ settlement, attacked and severely beat Sa’d when he prevented them from entering his land, seized by Israel and currently considered part of the settlement.
  • At approximately 04:00 on Sunday, 01 September 2019, a group of Israeli settlers, from “Kochav Hashakher settlement, attacked a vehicle belonging to Rafiq Saleem Abu ‘Aliyia (33) with stones, damaging its structure. Moreover, the settlers attacked with stones other vehicles, causing fear among the vehicles’ owners and passengers.
  • On Tuesday, 03 September 2019, a group of Israeli settlers, under the Israeli forces’ protection, leveled lands in Wadi Makhrour area, west of Beit Jala, in order to build a settlement outpost in the area. Hasan Barijiyah, Head of the Wall and Settlement Resistance in Bethlehem, said that a group of Israeli settlers moved into Wadi Makhrour area, where they leveled lands and surrounded them with barbed wires. In addition, the settlers set up a generator and a mobile home in the area. Barijiyah added that the settlers’ attack paves the way for the Israeli authorities to seize dozens of Palestinians dunums in Beit Jalal. It should be noted that the Palestinian Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities issued a press release, highlighting that this attack is a violation of international law and conventions for the protection of heritage, in particular the Convention concerning the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage of 1972, the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, the Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, and the 2001 UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity.
  • At approximately 18:30 on Wednesday, 04 September 2019, a group of Israeli settlers, from “ Yatizhar“ settlement, which is established in the southern side of Madama village, south of Nablus, attacked the southern area of the village under the Israeli forces’ protection. The settlers burned herbs and damaged olive trees. The Palestinians did not know the number of trees damaged because they were denied access to their lands. Meanwhile, a number of Palestinians gathered and threw stones at the Israeli settler and soldiers, who fired gas canisters at them. As a result, Basam Wajeeh Yousef Qat (16) was wounded with a tear gas canister in his mouth and then taken to Rafidia Hospital in Nablus. Moreover, many of the village’s residents suffocated due to tear gas inhalation and were treated on the spot.

More info at the official website of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR).

(Source / 07.09.2019) 

Army Fires Artillery Shells Into Palestinian Lands In Northern Gaza

07 SEP 7:09 AM

Israeli soldiers fired, on Friday at night, several artillery shells into Palestinian lands, northeast of Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the coastal region.

Media sources in Gaza said the shells landed and detonated in farmlands, causing no casualties among the Palestinians.

They added that the Israeli Air Force was extensively seen and heard flying over Gaza city, and the northern parts of the coastal region.

The Israeli army said it was retaliating to five shells, which were reportedly fired from the Gaza Strip, on Friday, evening, and landed in open areas near Shear HaNegev settlement and Sderot, and added that siren alerts were sounded in various communities across the perimeter fence with Gaza.

On Friday, Israeli soldiers killed two Palestinian children, and injured 81 civilians, including 38 children, one journalist and two paramedics, among them a female, during the Great Return March processions in the Gaza Strip.

(Source / 07.09.2019) 

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A University Student Near Ramallah

07 SEP 12:01 PM

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday at dawn, a young female student of Birzeit University, after storming her home in al-Biereh city, near Ramallah.

Media sources in Ramallah said several army jeeps invaded al-Biereh, before the soldiers stormed and ransacked the home Samah Jaradat, and abducted her.

It Is worth mentioning that, a week ago, the soldiers abducted Mais Abu Ghosh, a journalism student at Bir Zeit University, from her home in Qalandia refugee camp, north of Jerusalem, in addition to abducting another woman, who teaches journalism at Bir Zeit University, from her home in Kobar town, northwest of Ramallah.

In related news, the soldiers invaded Ein Qiniya village, northwest of Ramallah, before storming the home of a political prisoner, identified as Aysar Ma’rouf, in addition to the home of his brother, Tal’at, and several homes if their relatives.

Aysar’s wife, Nour Hamed, said the soldiers caused excessive damage to her home while violently searching it, and confiscated a memory card from the property.

(Source / 07.09.2019) 

ISRAEL’S ARTILLERY AND AIRCRAFT STRIKE GAZA

Gaza (QNN)- Israeli forces struck different areas throughout the besieged Gaza enclave last night. No casualties reported.

Israeli artillery targeted a monitoring point, owned by the resistance factions, in Beit Hanoun, while Israeli aircraft targeted a location in northern Beit Lahya.

Another Israeli aircraft struck a location for the resistance factions in eastern Shujaeyyah in eastern Gaza. Meanwhile, Israeli forces opened fire at lands near the separation barrier.

In the same vein, the Israeli army claimed last night that five missiles were fired from Gaza at Israeli settlements surrounding the enclave, one of which caused fire in Sderot illegal settlement.

The escalation came on the same day, when Israeli forces sniped two Palestinian children during Gaza’s weekly Great Return March protest and wounded 66 others.

(Source / 07.09.2019)