The occupation forces arrested at least seven citizens of the West Bank, including two brothers

The occupation forces arrested at least seven citizens of the West Bank, on Sunday night, according to Al-Asir Club.

He said that the occupation forces arrested three citizens from Bethlehem, they are: Osaid Al-Din Abu Shaira, Muhammad Omar Al-Badawneh, both from Aida camp, and Wajeeh Ibrahim Atallah from the town of Hermala.

Meanwhile, 4 citizens from Jerusalem were arrested, and they are: Yousef Al-Salti and his brother Muhammad, both of them from Wadi Al-Joz, in addition to two other citizens from the town of Abu Dis, Mustafa Muhammad Nayfeh and Murad Rabee, according to Al-Asir Club.

He pointed out that the occupation forces arrested at least six citizens in the West Bank during the past two days.

(Source / 15.06.2020)

Hamdouna: The occupation presents the sick prisoners to the doctors via video conference

Raafat Hamdouna, director of the Prisoners Studies Center, said today, Sunday, that the Prison Authority of Israel presents patients who complain about the deterioration of their health condition to doctors through video conferencing, instead of presenting them directly to them.

Hamdouna said in a press statement to him, that this procedure is followed in particular in the Negev detention camp, on the pretext of the Corona virus and not to mix.

He called on the prisoner specialist, the International Red Cross and humanitarian and human rights institutions to visit the prisoners in Israeli prisons to see the conditions of patients from them.

Hamdouna warned against perpetuating this reality, whether in the presence of the Corona virus “or not, given that this service reduces the burden of travel, the transfer of prisoners, security expenses and medical devices in hospitals for the benefit of the Israeli prisons.

He called on international institutions to pressure the occupation to follow the conditions of patients and save their lives from slow death, and to adhere to the articles and provisions of the third and fourth Geneva Conventions and international humanitarian law regarding their basic and human rights, especially in the matter of care and health care, provision of treatments and medical follow-up.

(Source / 15.06.2020)

UN Security Council to discuss Israel’s annexation plan

Permanent Observer for the State of Palestine to the United Nations Riyad Mansour addresses the UN Security Council New York, US on 18 December 2017

The UN Security Council is scheduled to convene on 24 June at foreign minister level to discuss Israel’s plan to annex large swathes of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Authority’s Observer at the UN, Riyad Mansour, announced yesterday.

Mansour told Voice of Palestine radio that invitations for the meeting were sent out to the foreign ministers of many countries, including the member states of the Non-Aligned Movement and the Arab League. He added that the meeting would most likely be attended by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

The PA official expressed his hope that the Security Council will shoulder its responsibilities and demand the Israeli government to halt all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory and cancel the annexation. All Israeli settlements are illegal under international law.

Talks are underway, explained Mansour, and efforts are being made to push for the formation of an international coalition to thwart the US-backed annexation of the Jordan Valley and the main Israeli settlement blocs.

Meanwhile, the PA’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Riyad Al-Maliki, said that the leadership has been working hard at the highest levels in order to raise international voices and mobilise a unified position to thwart the annexation plan. The EU foreign ministers will meet with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday in order to discuss the issue, added Al-Maliki.

READ: Fake news peddled by Israeli media promotes Netanyahu’s annexation plan 

(Source / 15.06.2020)

Eight Palestinians, Including one Minor Detained by Israeli Forces in West Bank

Israeli forces arrested seven Palestinian civilians across the occupied West Bank, on Sunday at dawn, according to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society.

Israeli soldiers abducted three Palestinian civilians from the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem, identified as;

  • 1. Osaid Al-Din Abu Shaira, 17, from Aida refugee camp,
  • 2. Muhammad Omar Al-Badawneh from Aida refugee camp, and
  • 3. Wajeeh Ibrahim Atallah from the town of Hermala.

Troops also detained four Palestinians from Jerusalem in the southern West Bank, identified as;

  • 4. Youssef Al-Salti and his brother,
  • 5. Muhammad Al-Salti, both from Wadi Al-Joz,.
  • 6. Mustafa Muhammad Nayfeh from the town of Abu Dis, and
  • 7. Murad Rabee also from the town of Abu Dis.

The home of Ibrahim Atallah, 23, was ransacked by Israeli troops before he was detained, Alray reported.

Israeli army invaded the homes of the two young men detained from Abu Dis, before arresting them, according to Palestinian WAFA News Agency.

Northwest of Jenin in the northern West Bank, Palestinian youth, Atiyyeh Nabhan, was detained by occupation soldiers during the military court hearing of his imprisoned brother, the PPS further reported.

(Source / 15.06.2020)

Palestinian Child Sentenced to Ten Years by Israeli Authorities

The Israeli administration, on Sunday, sentenced Palestinian child, Hammoudeh Khader Sheikh, to 10 years in prison, Quds News Network reported.

The boy, 15, from occupied East Jerusalem, southern West Bank, was shot and injured by occupation soldiers on August 15, 2019, while with his friend Naseem Imkafeh, 15, whom the soldiers killed.

Israeli authorities alleged that the youths attempted to stab Israeli soldiers near the entrance of the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

Noteworthy, 8 Palestinian civilians were detained on Sunday, one of them a 17 year old.

According to Addameer, Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, 150 children between 16 and 18 years of age and 20 children below the age of 16 are currently imprisoned by the Israeli occupation.

(Source / 15.06.2020)

Dozens of Israeli Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

Several Israeli Settlers, on Monday, stormed the vicinity of the Al-Aqsa mosque of the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem. The group was lead by Israeli leader, Yehuda Glick, local sources said.

Palestinian sources including Muslim worshipers, present at the scene, told media outlets that Israeli soldiers ensured full protection for the invading settlers, to the extent that some of the soldiers attacked a number of Palestinian youths inside and forced them out of the sacred compound.

Palestinian Ministry of Waqf and Religious Affairs in Jerusalem, confirmed that the invading settlers, backed by soldiers, entered from the Moroccan gate.

Waqf officials noted that the extremist Rabbi and controversial member of Israeli parliament, Yehuda Glick, presented his own explanations with regards to the history of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, considered the third holiest shrine to Muslims around the world.

They further noted that at least 37 colonists were allowed to enter the Islamic shrine in a provocative way, with the full protection of Israeli soldiers.

The illegal Israeli settlers performed some prohibited rituals, in front of the Al-Aqsa’s Dome of the Rock, as well as the Rahma or Mercy gate, one of the entrances to the ancient shrine.

Palestinian religious officials have consistently complained about the highly-provocative colonialist visits to such a holy place, however Israeli authorities continue to allow and safeguard such visits.

In September of 2000, the late Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, backed by 3,000 Israeli troopers, made a contentious intrusion to the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque. Palestinian worshipers rose up in protest, resulting in the second Palestinian Intifada or uprising, across the occupied Palestinian territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

This second Palestinian Intifada or ‘Al-Aqsa Intifada’ is ongoing.

(Source / 15.06.2020)

Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian-owned Livestock Barn in Jordan Valley

In the agriculturally-rich northern West Bank area of Al-Aghwar, Israeli forces demolished a Palestinian-owned livestock tent, according to a local activist.

Palestinian activist, Aref Daraghma, told Palestinian media sources that Israeli soldiers invaded Um Liqya rural neighborhood and began tearing down a tent, used by local farmers as a livestock pen.

Daraghma said that the pen is owned by Palestinian resident, Abdelrahman Qasem, who was shocked to see his crude tin sheet animal pen had been destroyed by the army.

Noteworthy, many water pipelines in the Al-Aghwar area in the Jordan Valley, were recently severed, as a result of military exercises. In addition, a number of green houses, owned by local farmers, have also been dismantled by the military.

The Palestinian Al-Aghwar area is vast and fertile agricultural land, said to be a main source of produce for the entire West Bank population.

Commentators have speculated that the escalation of the violations of the Israeli authorities throughout the region is a sign of things to come, in the context of the Israeli agenda involving the annexation of the Al-Aghwar area.

High-ranking Israeli officials have signalled their intention to expropriate the Al-Aghwar area to the sovereignty of the occupation state, subjecting it to full Israeli control, by early next month.

Various international players including the United Nations (UN), European Union (UN), Russia and the Arab League have rejected Israel’s plan to take-over. These groups have warned that the consequences could be the loss of a chance for a just and lasting peace, based on the two-state solution.

The United States (US) as the main supporter of Israel, has asked the Israeli government to consider delaying the move, due to the current Coronavirus pandemic and the social unrest in the US.

(Source / 15.06.2020)

In Video| Israeli raids with police dogs in Jerusalem resulting in 7 arrests

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Israeli forces, accompanied by police dogs, arrested seven native Palestinians from occupied Jerusalem, including three siblings from Az Za’tari family, on Monday.

Local sources said Israeli forces used police dogs to raid houses at At Tour neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem and attacked one of the families.

The houses that were raided include the houses of Jamal Zatari, Sari Abul Hawa, Hamza Abul Hawa, Sari Joulani, and Muhammad Abu Jom’a. Israeli forces vandalized the houses that were raided.

The Israeli forces also arrested Muhammad and Ahmad Za’tari and brutally beat them in front of Al Maskubiyyeh interrogation center before arresting their brother Jamal as well.

(Source / 15.06.2020)

Israeli authorities arrest four family members of slain autistic Palestinian

The Israeli police arrested four young men, accusing them of beating an extremist settler who broke into Iyad Hallaq’s condolence tent to provoke the family

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- The Israeli police on Monday announced arresting four Palestinian young men between 18-25 years old in occupied Jerusalem, accusing them of allegedly beating an Israeli extremist settler, who broke into the condolence tent of Iyad Hallaq and tried to provoke the bereaved family.

In a statement issued this morning, the police stated that it arrested four young men, accusing them of beating the right-wing settler Yehudah Glick.

Three of the young men will be sent to court on Wednesday while one will be tried today.

The incident goes back to June 4th, when Glick broke into the condolence tent of Iyad Hallaq in Wadi Al Jouz in the occupied city but the bereaved family evicted him after beating him.

Israeli media said Glick was sent to a hospital after being beaten by the family of Hallaq.

Immediately after the incident, Israeli forces cracked down on the neighborhood for several days and arrested dozens of young men.

Yehuda Glick is a right-wing leader and former MK. He leads daily raids into Al Aqsa mosque, provoking thousands of Palestinians throughout the occupied country.

Iyad Hallaq is an autistic young Palestinian, who was executed in cold blood by the Israeli police while he was heading to his school.

(Source / 15.06.2020)

Israeli bulldozers demolish residential building in northern Jerusalem

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Israeli bulldozers started this morning to demolish a residential and commercial building in northern Jerusalem this morning.

Abdullah Alqam, the head of Jerusalem’s and Palestine’s tribes and head of the popular campaign to support Jerusalem, told QNN that large numbers of Israeli policemen accompanied by bulldozers stormed the neighborhood of Ras Shihadah.

He added that Israeli bulldozers demolished a residential building, displacing two families of ten Palestinians, including six children.

The building, which was built six months ago, also contained four shops.

The occupation state had notified the families that their houses will be demolished under the pretext of having no permit. The occupation state prevents Palestinians from building new houses while allows settlers to expand settlements, trying to push Palestinians to leave their homeland.

(Source / 15.06.2020)