Dozens of Israel settlement ‘outposts’ connected to electricity grid

Electricity power lines [Paulnasca/Wikipedia]

Electricity power lines 

The Israeli prime minister’s office yesterday ordered that 12 unauthorised settlement outposts in the occupied West Bank be connected to the state’s power grid, reported the Times of Israel.

There are more than 200 settlements across the occupied Palestinian territory, including at least 100 so-called outposts. Under international law, all settlements are illegal.

In a letter to the defence ministry’s adviser on settlement affairs Avi Roeh, the Director-General of the Prime Minister’s Office, Ronen Peretz, explained the decision on the basis that the outposts in question were “established many years ago on [what is considered] state land”.

Peretz also admitted that the outposts were established “with the government’s encouragement”, an explicit admission of what Palestinians and settler monitors have long maintained.

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The head of the prime minister’s office also noted that the government is in the process of retroactively authorising dozens of outposts across the occupied West Bank.

The outposts listed in Peretz’s letter were “Nofei Nehemiah, Havat Yair, Hilltop 851, Maoz Zvi and Shaharit in the northern West Bank; Pnei Kedem, Tekoa D, Esh Kodesh and Achiya in the central West Bank; and Asahel in the southern West Bank”, the Times of Israel reported.

David Elhayani, who chairs the so-called Yesha Council umbrella group of settler mayors, thanked Netanyahu and called the move “another step toward the legalization of all Israeli settlement” in the occupied West Bank.

READ: Israel will never give up one inch of land to Arabs says Bennett

Yossi Dagan, chair of Samaria Regional Council, also praised the development, but also “called on the prime minister to not forget the dozens of remaining outposts which remain without a stable source of power, such as Havat Gilad.”

“The cabinet voted to legalize the northern West Bank wildcat community last year,” said the report, “but that process has yet to be finalised, and the town remains disconnected from the power grid.”

(Source / 24.02.2020) 

Updated: Israeli Soldiers Abduct 30 Palestinians, Including Three Children, In West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least 30 Palestinians, including three children, a young woman, and the Secretary of Fateh Movement in Jericho, after the army invaded and ransacked dozens of homes across the West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem.

Update: Several army jeeps invaded Qabatia and Kafr Ra’ey towns, south and southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, searched many homes and abducted three Palestinians.

The abducted Palestinians have been identified as Mustafa Rashed Abu ar-Rob and Mohammad As’ad Abu ar-Rob, from Qabatia, in addition to Mohammad Fakhri al-Atrash, from Kafr Ra’ey.

Protests were reported in the two towns, and the soldiers fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades.

The PPS said the soldiers invaded Beitin village, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, before abducting three children, identified as Mohannad Yousef Jaber, 13, Abdul-Rahman Mohammad Jaber, 14, and Mohammad Obeida Khatib, 14.

In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers searched many homes in the al-‘Isawiya town, northeast of the city, and abducted fifteen Palestinians, identified as Ali Mohammad Obeid, Mohammad Adnan Obeid, Wisam Nayef Obeid, Mohannad Nasser Mahmoud, Bashar Nasser Mahmoud, Mansour Nasser, Fayez Mohammad Mheisin, Mohammad Mer’ey Dirbas, Bassel Mohammad Dirbas, Ali Abu Ryala, Jihad Issa Bader, Yousef al-Kiswani, Bassel Odah and Mohammad al-Jayyar.

In Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers invaded Wadi Maali area, in the center of the city, and abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Abdullah Ata Tayeh, 23.

The soldiers also abducted Khalil Khader Shouka, 27, from Jabal Hindaza, east of Bethlehem, and summoned for interrogation Mohammad Issa Ghneim, 23, from the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem.

In Hebron, in southern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Said Abu Aisha, from Hebron city, and a young woman, identified as Wafa’ Ali Abu Zahra, 19, from her home in Yatta town, south of the city.

In addition, the soldiers abducted a young man, identified as Saif Bassam Abu ‘Aisha, from his home in Abu Romman Mountain, in Hebron city.

In Tubas, in northeastern West Bank, the soldiers abducted two siblings, identified as Fares and Odai Hasan Tayeh, from their home in the al-Far’a refugee camp.

Furthermore, the soldiers invaded the home of Jericho Governor, Na’el Abu al-‘Asal, searched and ransacked the property in Aqabat Jaber refugee camp, and abducted his son Na’el.

In Nablus, in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Qais al-Khatib, 21, from the al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya village, south of the city. The young man is a student at Birzeit University, near Ramallah.

(Source / 24.02.2020) 

Two Palestinian Fighters Killed By Israeli Missiles In Damascus

The Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, has reported that two of its fighters were killed, late on Sunday at night, after Israeli war jets fired missiles into an area in the Syrian capital, Damascus.

The Brigades stated that its slain fighters have been identified as Salim Ahmad Salim, 24, and Ziad Ahmad Mansour, 23.

It added that the Israeli offensive on the Arab Syrian capital “is just another example of Tel Aviv’s failure in facing the Palestinian fighters in occupied Palestine.

“This new aggression will not deter us, as it is only another incentive for us to continue our fight for liberation and independence,” the Brigades added, “Our struggle against the Israeli occupation will continue until we achieve our legitimate goals,” and vowed a fierce retaliation.

In related news, Israeli fighter jets fired, on Sunday evening, many missiles into sites run by the Al-Quds Brigades in several areas in the besieged Gaza Strip, after the fighters fired homemade shells into nearby settlements in retaliation to the death of Mohammad Ali Hasan an-Na’em, 27, from Khan Younis, who was killed by army fire before the soldiers crushed his body with the blade of their bulldozer, then grabbed the corpse with the blade and swinging the body back and forth in the air.

Medical sources have confirmed that at least four Palestinians were injured.

ِAbu Hamza, the spokesperson of the Al-Quds Brigades, said in a statement that the brigades will retaliate to the Israeli aggression on Syria resulting in the death of the two fighters.

On Saturday evening, the soldiers abducted a Palestinian merchant, identified as Amer Baraka, at the Erez Terminal, in northern Gaza. He is the third merchant to be taken prisoner at the terminal since the beginning of this year.

(Source / 24.02.2020) 

Israel carries out genocides against Palestinians as it does not care about human values

I am wondering when the world leaders will take up the lead and end the Zionist occupation and free Palestine or help the Palestinians get rid of this cancer and free themselves

By Motasem A Dalloul

Israeli Defence Minister Naftali Bennett said that “desecrating corpse of Palestinian is not violation of human values… The only violation of human values is only hurting the feelings of Israeli citizens.”


It was shocking to see an armoured Israeli bulldozer pulling the corpse of a Palestinian man after he was killed by the Israeli occupation forces in the southern Gaza city of Khan Younis. This shocking scene reflected the sadistic innate of the Israeli occupation.

The comment of the Israeli Defence Minister Naftali Bennet on the desecration of the body of the Palestinian man, who was identified as Mohammed al Na’em, proves that he and his occupation state do not care about human values at all except when the issue is related to the Israeli occupiers.

“We do not believe that anything is sacred except the souls and bodies of the Israeli citizens,” Bennet told the Israeli radio. “Desecrating a corpse of a Palestinian terrorist is not a violation of human values,” he added, stressing that “the only violation of human values is hurting the feelings of the Israeli citizens.”

Yesterday’s shocking incident, which shows the body of a slain Palestinian man hanging from the blade of an Israeli military bulldozer after he was shot dead and run over along the eastern fence of Gaza, was unprecedented. No one has ever committed such a crime! This incident was even condemned by the Israeli rights groups and they demanded that a criminal investigation into the incident must be opened.

Adalah, an Israeli rights group, said that the scenes “depicted in the video were viewed as war crimes and blatant violations of international criminal law, and international human rights and humanitarian law.”

This criminal and savage incident was ordered by Bennett who decided to maintain the bodies of Palestinians from Gaza to use as a bargaining chip to put pressure on Hamas — the ruler of the besieged enclave — to release the Israeli soldiers imprisoned in Gaza or to release their remains if they are dead.

Such crimes are not the only thing committed by the Israeli occupation. They commit so many crimes against the Palestinians everyday. For example, the closed a Palestinian bakery in Jerusalem because it supplies bread for the Palestinian worshipers in Al Aqsa Mosque, considering this as a crime.

The antizionist American Jew Norman Finkelstein has said that Israeli occupation “is following the footsteps of evil people by closing Palestinian bakeries.” On his Facebook wall, Finkelstein wrote: “Following in the footsteps of the most evil people in history, Zionists starve Palestinians by closing down bakeries.”

Not only the Palestinians who view the Israeli Zionist occupation as evil, but also all free people around the world, including Jews. So that, when the world leaders will take up the lead and end the Zionist occupation and free Palestine or help the Palestinians get rid of this cancer and free themselves?

(Source / 24.02.2020) 

Adalah to Israeli Military: This is a War Crime; Open an Immediate Criminal Investigation

Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel sent an urgent letter, Sunday, 23 February 2020, to Israeli Chief Military Advocate General, Sharon Afek, demanding he immediately open a criminal investigation into the incident that occurred Sunday morning near Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip in which an Israeli military armored bulldozer was filmed dragging a human body along the ground and repeatedly lifting it up in the air and dropping it down in the mud.

In the letter, Adalah Attorney, Sawsan Zaher detailed a series of international laws – including the Rome Statute, the UN Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment, and the Hague Regulations – which classify the Israeli military actions depicted in the video as war crimes and blatant violations of international criminal law, and international human rights and humanitarian law.

The Israeli Supreme Court has likewise recognized in past rulings that harm to the dignity of the deceased is a violation of Israel’s Basic Law: Human Dignity and Liberty.

Adalah demands the Israeli military immediately open a criminal investigation into the war crime perpetrated by the Israeli military in the southern Gaza Strip.

(Source / 24.02.2020) 

ISRAELI RELENTLESS ARREST CAMPAIGN THROUGHOUT PALESTINE RESULTS IN ARRESTING 26 CITIZENS

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Israeli forces launched a wide-range arrest campaign throughout Palestine this morning.

Israeli forces broke into dozens of Palestinian houses and searched them before arresting 26 Palestinians, including children and one woman.

In occupied Jerusalem, Israeli cops and Shin Bet members attacked Issawiyyeh in the North-West of the holy city and arrested 15 citizens including children.

Two more children, who were identified as Muhammad Obeid and Sa’di Rajabi, were summoned for interrogation.

In Ramallah, the Israeli army arrested three Palestinians from the village of Beitin.

Israelis also broke into the houses of former prisoners Khalil Showkah and Abdullah Hreimi in Bethlehem and arrested them.

In Jenin, Israeli forces arrested two Palestinians, while the secretary of Fateh movement was arrested in Jericho.

Two Palestinians were arrested as well in Tubas and one lady was arrested in southern Hebron.

According to local sources, a fire exchange took place during the Israeli raid into Jenin. Members of the Palestinian resistance opened fire at Israeli occupiers, forcing them to ask for a military build-up.

(Source / 24.02.2020) 

ISRAELI WARPLANES ATTACK NEW TARGETS IN GAZA

Gaza (QNN) – Israeli warplanes resumed airstrikes on Monday evening against Palestinian resistance outposts in the besieged Gaza Strip, causing damage but no casualties.

The fresh airstrikes occurred shortly after the Israeli occupation’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu concluded a security meeting in Tel Aviv today.

The Palestinian news agency WAFA said Israeli drones and fighter jets bombed several locations in Khan Yunis city in the south of the Gaza Strip. There were no immediate reports of injuries even though heavy damage to the locations was reported.

The renewed attacks came on the heels of late last night and early this morning attacks on the Gaza Strip following the Israeli army killing yesterday of a Palestinian in Khan Yunis and mutilating his body with a bulldozer, which provoked rocket attacks by armed groups based in Gaza.

(Source / 24.02.2020) 

Several injured in Israeli airstrikes in Gaza Strip

Two of them suffered critical and moderate wounds. Gaza still under heavy Israeli airstrikes

At least seven Palestinian people have been wounded in number of Israeli airstrikes across the besieged occupied Gaza Strip, Palestinian medical sources said.

In the east of Gaza City, an Israeli airstrike directly targeted a group of citizens and cause a number of injuries.

The ministry of health in Gaza reported five were admitted to Al Shifa Hospital in the west of the city, noting one suffered moderate and another critical injures. The two others suffered light injuries.

Just a couple of minutes ago, two other Palestinian citizens were admitted to Abu Yousef al Najjar Hospital in the city of Rafah south of the Gaza Strip.

No information about their conditions has been reported.

Motasem A Dalloul@AbujomaaGaza  

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Intensive Israeli airstrikes are shaking my house!

Pray for me and my kids!#Gaza_Under_Attack#GazaUnderAttack

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١٢٩:٥٠ م – ٢٣ فبراير ٢٠٢٠المعلومات والخصوصية لإعلانات تويتر مشاهدة تغريدات Motasem A Dalloul الأخرى   

The Israeli occupation fighters and tanks have carried out tens of strikes against Palestinian farmers and what they call military bases of the Islamic Jihad.

In a statement, the Israeli occupation army said that these attacks came in response to over 20 rockets launched from Gaza towards Israeli settlements.

Palestinian fighters launched a number of short-range rockets at Israeli targets near Gaza in response to the Israeli murder of a Palestinian citizen in the early morning and tearing up his body by an armoured bulldozer.

(Source / 24.02.2020) 

Finkelstein: Israeli follows footstep of evil people by closing Palestinian bakeries

Israel accuses the bakery of supplying bread for Palestinian worshipers at Al Aqsa Mosque

Antizionist American Jew Dr Norman Finkelstein has said that Israeli occupation “is following the footsteps of evil people by closing Palestinian bakeries.”

On his Facebook wall, Finkelstein wrote: “Following in the footsteps of the most evil people in history, Zionists starve Palestinians by closing down bakeries.”

His comment followed an Israeli decision to close a famous Palestinian bakery in the Old City of the occupied Palestinian city of Jerusalem last week.

Israeli occupation authorities accused the bakery of supplying tradition Palestinian bread, Ka’ek, for the Palestinian worshipers at Al Aqsa Mosque.

Crews from the Israeli municipality and Israeli police stormed the bakery, owned by Abu Naser Abu Sneineh, in the neighbourhood of Bab Hittah and arrested son of the bakery’s owner.

The Israelis municipality closed the bakery, claiming it did not follow working conditions; however, the owner of the bakery stressed that it meets all Israeli occupation conditions, including paying taxes.

(Source / 24.02.2020) 

LIVE: Israeli Airstikes On Gaza Strip

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Israeli occupation warplanes attacked several sites in the Gaza Strip last night. Four Palestinians were injured in the Gaza Strip and six people, including Palestinians, were killed in an Israeli strike on Syria.

Israeli warplanes resume airstrikes on Gaza Strip  

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Shortly after the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has concluded a security meeting in Tel Aviv today, Israeli warplanes resumed this afternoon airstrikes against targets in the besieged Gaza Strip causing damage but no injuries.

02:55 PM: Israeli warplanes attacked a Palestinian post belonging to the resistance in the southern of the Gaza Strip, in the city of Rafah.

04:50 PM: an Israeli drone targeted a group of citizens in Tuffah neighborhood of Gaza City, no injuries reported so far.

05:05 PM: Israeli warplanes targeted a Palestinian post in the northern of the Gaza Strip.

05:12 PM: Israeli artillery targeted a Palestinian post in the eastern of the Gaza Strip, in the city of Khan Younis.

05:19 PM:Israeli artillery fired a shell towards the northeastern areas of Rafah Governorate.

05:25 PM:Israeli artillery targeted a shell towards the east of the Middle of the Gaza Strip and towards the northern of the Gaza Strip in the Beit Lahia city.

05:39 PM: Israeli artillery renews shelling towards eastren areas of the town of Khuza’a, east of Khan Yunis, and the power cuts in the area.

05:48 PM: Heavy Israeli airstrikes north of Gaza city.

05:50 PM: One Palestinian man at least is targeted by Israeli tanks in Deir al-Balah, in the Gaza Strip.

07:08 PM:Israeli warplanes targeted area in the West of Deir al-Balah with two missiles.

07:13 PM: A Palestinian man is targeted by an Israeli drone missile east of Gaza.  WhatsApp Image 2020-02-24 at 4.33.18 PM

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(Source / 24.02.2020)