Israeli Settlers Storm Site Of Evicted Outpost South Of Jenin

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Israeli occupation settlers on Monday dawn stormed the site of an evacuated colonial settlement outpost near the village of Sanur, located to the south of the occupied West Bank city of Jenin.

Local sources told WAFA news agency that scores of settlers bragged their way into evacuated site of Tasrla, which has been evicted since 2005, under heavy Israeli army protection, where they shouted anti-Arab slogans and performed rituals.

Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.

The number of settlers living in Jewish-only colonial settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law has jumped to 834,000 and settlement expansion has tripled since the signing of Oslo Accords in 1993.

All settlements across the West Bank are illegal under international law, particularly article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which establishes that the occupying power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.

Israel’s nation-state law, passed in July 2018, enshrines Jewish supremacy, and states that building and strengthening the colonial settlements is a “national interest.”

(Source / 10.02.2020) 

IOF shot many Palestinians near Tulkarem

TULKAREM, PALESTINOW.COM — Israeli soldiers injured, on Saturday evening, many Palestinians near the illegal Annexation Wall, west of Qaffin Palestinian town, north of Tulkarem, in northern West Bank.

Media sources said the soldiers attacked many Palestinian protesters on their lands, near the wall and fired a barrage of gas bombs, concussion grenades, and rubber-coated steel bullets.

They added that at least two Palestinians were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets, and dozens suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.

One of the injured Palestinians was shot with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the chest, and the other was shot with a similar round to his thigh.

The Palestinian, who was shot in the chest, was rushed to a hospital in Tulkarem, while all other wounded residents received the needed treatment by Red Crescent medics.

(Source / 10.02.2020) 

Zionist forces arrest four Palestinians near Al-Khalil

AL-KHALIL, PALESTINOW.COM — Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Sunday, four Palestinians, including one child, after several army jeeps invaded Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and ransacked many homes. The soldiers also assaulted a woman while abducting her husband.

Nonviolent activist Mohammad Awad, said the soldiers invaded the ath-Thaher and Safa areas, in Beit Ummar, before breaking into and violently searching many homes, and interrogated several Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.

Awad added that the soldiers abducted a child, Hasan at-Teet, 16, in addition to three former political prisoners, identified as Saif Kassab Abu Dayya, 24, Abdul-Hamid Aby Mariya, 22, and Hassan Adam Ekhlayyel, 21, before moving to Etzion detention and interrogation facility, north of Hebron.

It is worth mentioning that while the soldiers were ransacking the home of Abu Dayya and violently searching it, the soldiers attacked him wife, Alaa’ Ekhlayyel, causing various cuts and bruises.

(Source / 10.02.2020) 

ISRAELI OCCUPATION BANS PALESTINIAN AGRICULTURAL EXPORTS

The Israeli occupation has banned Palestinian agricultural exports abroad via Jordan, worth $100 million yearly.

Basically all agricultural exports from the occupied West Bank outside historic Palestine go via Jordan.

The ban, by the agricultural minister Naftali Bennett came to effect today Sunday February 9th officially, but according to comments made by exporters in social media, Israel has been blocking transport to Jordan for days already.

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Bennett. whose parents are US-born immigrants, has declared that even the bantustan plan by Trump and Kushner for indefinite Israeli control of Palestinians is too much for him. Previously he has declared that Israel will continue to occupy for centuries those parts of the West Bank it won’t directly annex.

Palestinian Authority has reacted by banning Israeli agricultural products, bottled water and juices and says that it will pursue diplomatic options.

According to the PA, Israel is breaking the rules of the World Trade Organization, but WTO’s handling of complaints is glacial at best, and even if it would rule that the State of Palestine is entitled to respond in kind, that of course would be of very limited use to the occupied against the occupier.

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Occupied Palestinians are a cheap labour pool for Israel and the occupied territories are also a source of cheap agricultural products (85 % of Palestinian exports are made to Israel) and dumping of products that would not otherwise be profitable (70 % of Palestinian imports are from Israel); this means that it is in the interest of the Israeli regime to limit Palestinian competition for products that can be taken from Israel to the occupied territories while also keeping Palestinian exports to Israel at level where they are cheap for Israeli consumers but do not compete with Israeli products.

THE HYPOCRISY OF THE ‘WEST’

How will ‘Western’ politicians and governments which oppose BDS react to this?

We can expect that the answer will be a complete silence.

Boycotting illegal colony products and occupation profiteering, bad. Putting a boycott on the goods produced by the occupied, good.

Support BDS and fight this injustice!

(Source / 10.02.2020)