Palestinian factions in Gaza unite in face of Israel annexation plans


The national and Islamic forces and factions in Gaza reached an agreement on a document outlining a unified national plan of action to confront the US’ ‘deal of the century’

The national and Islamic forces and factions in Gaza reached an agreement on a document outlining a unified national plan of action to confront the US’ ‘deal of the century’ on June 28 2020 [MOHAMMED ASAD/MIDDLE EAST MONITOR]
The national and Islamic forces and factions in Gaza reached an agreement on a document outlining a unified national plan of action to confront the US’ ‘deal of the century’ on June 28 2020 [MOHAMMED ASAD/MIDDLE EAST MONITOR]
The national and Islamic forces and factions in Gaza reached an agreement on a document outlining a unified national plan of action to confront the US’ ‘deal of the century’ on June 28 2020 [MOHAMMED ASAD/MIDDLE EAST MONITOR]
The national and Islamic forces and factions in Gaza reached an agreement on a document outlining a unified national plan of action to confront the US’ ‘deal of the century’ on June 28 2020 [MOHAMMED ASAD/MIDDLE EAST MONITOR]
The national and Islamic forces and factions in Gaza reached an agreement on a document outlining a unified national plan of action to confront the US’ ‘deal of the century’ on June 28 2020 [MOHAMMED ASAD/MIDDLE EAST MONITOR]
The national and Islamic forces and factions in Gaza reached an agreement on a document outlining a unified national plan of action to confront the US’ ‘deal of the century’ on June 28 2020 [MOHAMMED ASAD/MIDDLE EAST MONITOR]
The national and Islamic forces and factions in Gaza reached an agreement on a document outlining a unified national plan of action to confront the US’ ‘deal of the century’ on June 28 2020 [MOHAMMED ASAD/MIDDLE EAST MONITOR]
The national and Islamic forces and factions in Gaza reached an agreement on a document outlining a unified national plan of action to confront the US’ ‘deal of the century’ on June 28 2020 [MOHAMMED ASAD/MIDDLE EAST MONITOR]
The national and Islamic forces and factions in Gaza reached an agreement yesterday on a document outlining a unified national plan of action to confront the US’ ‘deal of the century’ [MOHAMMED ASAD/MIDDLE EAST MONITOR]
The national and Islamic forces and factions in Gaza reached an agreement yesterday on a document outlining a unified national plan of action to confront the US’ ‘deal of the century’ [MOHAMMED ASAD/MIDDLE EAST MONITOR]

The national and Islamic forces and factions in Gaza reached an agreement yesterday on a document outlining a unified national plan of action to confront the US’ ‘deal of the century’.

The plan consists of activating comprehensive resistance to face the liquidation plans, calling on the people to take part in a day of anger on 1 July and a huge activity with the participation of all factions in Gaza.

The factions confirmed, during a statement issued at the end of the national meeting entitled “Unified against the decision of annexation and the deal of the century”, the continued implementation and the immediate application of the decisions of the PNC and PCC to withdraw recognition of the occupation and withdrawal from the Oslo Accords, including its security, political and economic obligations and all that ensued from it.

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The factions’ statement called for an urgent meeting to agree on a unified decision to stop the annexation decision and launch a national campaign to confront the plans and the ‘deal of the century’. This campaign can result in the formation of protection and response committees.

The statement called for the need to form a specialised media committee to supervise a huge media campaign, and the formation of a legal committee to prepare a comprehensive legal case to condemn the occupation.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said his government plans to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank and Jordan Valley from 1 July. Palestinians believe the area will cover more than 30 per cent of the West Bank.

In response to his announcement, the Palestinian Authority said that it is no longer bound by all agreements with Israel, including those relating to security.

(Source / 29.06.2020)

Israel forces raid Palestinian village near Jerusalem

Israeli forces demolish a 2 storey building with bulldozers in East Jerusalem on 22 July 2019 [Issam Rimawi / Anadolu Agency]
Israeli forces demolish a 2 storey building with bulldozers in East Jerusalem on 22 July 2019

The occupation forces today launched a raid in the village of Beit Iksa, north-west of occupied Jerusalem, to destroy land belonging to a local Palestinian family, reported Wafa news agency.

Local witnesses told Wafa that forces, accompanied by a bulldozer, razed a plot of land belonging to the Hamayel family.

Residents described how the soldiers stationed themselves in the area, sealed off the village entrances and took over the rooftops of several nearby homes turning them into military outposts before razing the land.

Occupation forces continue to impose severe restrictions on the citizens of the village as access to Beit Iksa is only possible through one entrance which is an Israeli military checkpoint.

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Over the years, land surrounding the village and some plots of land owned by villagers were seized for the establishment of the illegal settlement of Ramot, whose settlers regularly harass the Palestinians.

Between 500,000 and 600,000 Israelis live in illegal Jewish-only settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law, with recent announcements of settlement expansion provoking condemnation from the international community.

This comes two days before the Israeli government is planning to annex the occupied Jordan Valley and settlements in the West Bank on 1 July.

Palestinian estimates indicate that the Israeli annexation plan will cover more than 30 per cent of the West Bank.

(Source / 29.06.2020)

Ahmed Erekat was executed with the blessing of Abbas and the Oslo people

Ahmed Erekat, a 27 year old Palestinian man was killed by Israeli soldiers near a checkpoint in Abu Dis
Ahmed Erekat, a 27 year old Palestinian man was killed by Israeli soldiers near a checkpoint in Abu Dis

By Dr Amira Abo el-Fetouh

Ahmed Erekat was not the first Palestinian to be killed by the Israeli occupation forces in cold blood, nor will he be the last to be killed “because he tried to attack” them. The young man was shot dead as he helped his sister with her wedding preparations. Instead of the bride rejoicing, the Zionists turned her wedding into a funeral for the entire Erekat family, and all Palestinians.

Heinous crimes like this are committed on a regular basis, and the Israelis and their supporters try to justify them on every occasion. They tell their pre-packaged “self-defence” claims to the world; defend their presence on occupied land and claim to be fighting against anti-Semitic terrorists who deny the Jewish people a homeland in Israel. They kill and displace the indigenous people and then justify their despicable criminal acts without batting an eyelid. Amazingly, the world not only believes them but also sympathises with them, as if they are the victims instead of the people they are killing and displacing. It is a cowardly world that sees with only one eye; a world without a conscience that supports the criminals at the expense of the victims. The Zionists are skilled at lying and deceiving the people; it has become a key part of the Zionists’ code of conduct. Their occupation itself is based upon the lie that Palestine was “a land without a people for a people without a land”.

Oh, and that it was promised to them by a God which most Israelis no longer apparently believe in. A poll reported by Haaretz claimed in 2018 that “only 30 per cent of Israelis say they are religious”. Nevertheless, that doesn’t stop Zionists in Israel from quoting rabbis who incite against the Palestinians, who are referred to as “gentiles”. Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, who died in 2013, was a “revered halachic scholar,” reported the Times of Israel, who was “also known for some problematic statements about Jews, Arabs, Americans and others.” On making peace with Arabs he said in August 2000, “How can you make peace with a snake?” The purpose of “Goyim [gentiles],” he said in 2010, “…is to serve us. Without that, they have no place — only to serve the People of Israel.”

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While the Zionists view the land of Palestine from a paradoxically religious yet not religious perspective, we find the puppet Palestinian Authority of Mahmoud Abbas and his pro-Oslo gang, which was created solely to protect Israel and its occupation, pursuing and arresting every Palestinian who views the issue from an Islamic perspective. The PA is hostile towards the Islamic Resistance Movement — Hamas — in Gaza and incites the world against it. The PA even informs the occupation authorities about Hamas resistance efforts and members, and arrests them. The split between Hamas and Fatah, which controls the PA, tears the social fabric apart, spreading hatred and animosity.

While the PA dotes on the Palestinians in the West Bank, it deprives those in the Gaza Strip of their most basic human rights, such as access to education, health, electricity, water and more. It also deprives Gaza of the tax revenues and aid donated by friendly states. Abbas, whose term of office actually expired in 2009, has been playing a dirty role in the Israeli-led siege imposed on Gaza since 2006, when Hamas defeated Fatah in free and fair elections. Difficult as it is to comprehend, the Zionists advise their agent Abbas not to intensify the siege on Gaza in such a severe way that the situation explodes and turns against them.

Having betrayed his homeland and the Palestinian people, this traitor and his treacherous posse have destroyed the spirit of collective action and cooperation against the Israeli occupation, as was once the norm. They have replaced the trust and confidence that once spread between all Palestinians with mutual suspicion. They have even destroyed the morality of the people.

Oslo Accords, the 25th Anniversary – Cartoon

The PA under Abbas has not been content with what he calls “sacred” security coordination with Israel, but has also stripped the West Bank of its ability to resist the occupation. It knows that its existence is linked to the continuation of the occupation, so much so that if the Israelis decided to end it, the treacherous PA would probably beg them to stay. The authority is actually an integral part of the occupation which suppressed protests against Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the decision to annex the West Bank through the so-called deal of the century.

However, although there has not been any tangible reaction from the Palestinians on the ground thanks largely to the PA’s collaboration with Israel, the flame of resistance is still burning in the hearts of the Palestinians. Neither Abbas nor can anyone else extinguish it. The day will come when the flames will burn the Oslo Accords and eliminate the delusional, invalid and colluding PA, and turn against the usurper occupier so that the land of Palestine will be returned to its rightful owners, the Palestinians.

Such is the collusion of the Palestinian Authority with the Zionist entity that Mahmoud Abbas and his Oslo people have to accept that the extrajudicial execution of Ahmed Erekat was carried out safe in the knowledge that they would not do anything other than pay lip-service to condemnation and condolences. For that reason alone, it is hard to conclude anything except that the killing was carried out with their blessing.

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(Source / 29.06.2020)

Israeli Troops Abduct Three Palestinian Youths in the West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday morning, two Palestinian youths from the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem, in the southern West Bank.

Official Palestinian News Agency, WAFA, reported that Israeli forces broke into the homes of Belal Abu Alzaki and Qassam Halabiya, in Abu Dis town, east of Jerusalem.

WAFA said that the two youths were abducted and taken to an unknown destination.

In the meantime, Israeli troops invaded the Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, in the southern West Bank, and broke into the home of Palestinian youth, Ahmad Hammad, before abducting him.

Israeli forces have intensified their invasion and abduction operations, across the occupied West Bank, particularly in East Jerusalem.

Noteworthy, last week, many residents of Abu Dis were injured by army fire of rubber-coated steel bullets and tear-gas, when they protested the military invasion of their neighborhood.

Israel occupied East Jerusalem in 1967, and more than 100,000 Palestinians currently reside there, surrounded by illegal settlement blocks.

Despite international law and United Nations resolutions, the current US administration declared the entire East and West Jerusalem, as the capital of Israel.

United Nations resolution 242, of 1967 stated that Israel must immediately withdraw from East Jerusalem, an occupied Palestinian territory.

Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention states that it is forbidden for the occupier to transfer its population onto the land which it occupies.

(Source / 29.06.2020)

Several Palestinian Workers Suffocate from Israeli Tear-Gas near Tulkarem

Several Palestinian workers suffocated, Sunday morning, after Israeli troops fired tear-gas at them, in the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, near the Al-Tiba crossing into Israel, west of the city.

Local activists on social media reported that tens of Palestinian workers were exposed, early Sunday morning, to tear gas, after Israeli soldiers, stationed in the place, fired many tear gas canisters, towards them.

The social media activists noted that medical crews provided some first aid to many workers at the scene, a number of the workers were transferred by ambulance to nearby clinics.

Noteworthy, many Palestinians in various West Bank cities, are forced to seek employment outside of the West Bank, as the economy has been severely strained.

Israel is in control of all crossings and roadblocks across the occupied West Bank, and holds the power to deny any Palestinian the freedom of movement.

According to Israeli human rights group, B’Tselem, Israel restricts the movement of Palestinians within the Occupied Territories, between the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, into Israel, and abroad. Only Palestinians are restricted in this manner, while settlers and other civilians – Israeli and foreign – are free to travel.

(Source / 29.06.2020)

Israeli Forces Detain Nine Palestinians in the West Bank, One in Gaza

Israeli forces detained, Monday morning, nine Palestinian civilians, including a minor, from the occupied West Bank, according to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS).

The PPS said that the occupation forces detained two Palestinians from the Hebron district Al-Arroub refugee camp; identified as Hamada Adawi, and Ahmed Raafat Al-Badawi, a minor, while his brother, Ahmed Emad Al-Badawi, also a minor, submitted a statement for Israeli intelligence review.

In the northern West Bank town of Ya`bad, southwest of Jenin, Israeli soldiers detained; a former prisoner, Baha Adnan Abu Bakr, 25, and Osama Riyad Turkman, 18.

In the central West Bank district of Ramallah and Al-Bireh, the Israeli forces detained two former prisoners Awni Fares, and Fakhri Hammad, from the Al-Amari refugee camp, and Saeed Ahmed Abu Shalbaya, 18, also from Al-Amari camp, east of Ramallah city.

In the northern West Bank town of Saida, in Tulkarem, Ahmed Muhammad Radad, 33, was detained, as was Adam Shafiq Obeid, from Al-‘Isawiya town in occupied East Jerusalem.

The Israeli police invaded al-‘Isawiya neighborhood in East Jerusalem, which several Palestinian youths attempted to stop, by throwing stones and fireworks at the police, the Palestinian Information Centre reported.

It noted that the police responded by firing rubber-coated steel rounds and tear-gas canisters at the protestors. No injuries were reported.

Also in the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem, in Tuqu town, similar protests were seen as Palestinian youths rejected the Israeli military invasion of their town.

An Israeli army spokesman announced, Sunday evening, the detention of a Palestinian youth from Gaza who crossed the maritime border of the northern Gaza Strip, Quds Press reported.

PIC stated that the Israeli Navy found the unarmed youth 200 meters away from Israeli shores, where he was detained and transferred for interrogation.

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(Source / 29.06.2020)

Colonist Israeli Settlers Forcibly Place Caravans in Nablus City

Several colonist Israeli settlers forcibly placed on Monday a number of mobile caravans on a piece of land, owned by Palestinians, in the West Bank city of Nablus.

Chief for the Palestinian profile of illegal Israeli settlement in northern West Bank, Ghassan Daghlas, told media outlets, this afternoon, that several armed conlonist Israeli settlers forcibly placed a number of mobile caravans on a piece of land, owned by Palestinian residents in the Aseera Alshamaliya village, to the north of Nablus city.

Daghlas’s statement was reported by local Palestinian news outlets, including the official Palestinian News Agency, WAFA.

Over the past several weeks, colonist Israeli settlers, in different parts of the West Bank, have stepped up their assaults on Palestinian farm lands that are located, just close to hundreds of illegal Israeli settlements, erected in West Bank cities, towns and villages.

Several international legitimacy resolutions, including those issued by United Nations’ Security Council, regard Israeli settlement activities, across the West Bank, as illegal and that Israel must dismantle around 200 of those settlements, to allow the establishment of a connected Palestinian statehood, with East Jerusalem as it’s capital.

Some commentators believe that recent Israeli colonist settlers’ practices could have been driven by recently-announced Israeli government’s plans to annex at least 30 percent of Palestinian territories in the West Bank, to the occupation state of Israel.

(Source / 29.06.2020)

South African public figures call for sanctions in response to annexation

 Demonstrators march through the streets of Cape Town against the Israeli-Palestinian conflict August 9, 2014

Cape Town (QNN) – More than 250 prominent South Africans have endorsed an anti-annexation statement by the South African Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (SA BDS), opposing unilateral plans by “Israel” to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.

The South African government should spearhead a campaign in the UN to impose sanctions against Israel for its violations of international law, its denial of the Palestinian right to self-determination and its forceful and violent annexation of Palestinian territory, according to the statement.

The statement holds the Israeli government, the U.S. and Western allies accountable for “this relentless process of de facto annexation”, which has eroded any possibility for a just and lasting peace based on international law and UN resolutions on the question of Palestine.

Coalition Global South call include former South African President Kgalema Motlanthe, former Mozambican Minister Oscar Monteiro, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, General Secretary of the South African Federation of Trade Unions Zwelinzima Vavi, and former Commissioner at SA Human Rights Commission Pregs Govender.

On 1 July, Benjamin Netanyahu’s government is threatening that Israel will commence the annexation of a large part of Palestinian territory in the West Bank – in accordance with US President Trump’s plan.

This planned annexation of 30% of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley will culminate years of gradual theft and occupation through the appropriation of land, the forcible displacement of the Palestinian population and the settling of Israelis in the occupied territories.

(Source / 29.06.2020)

UN rights chief: Israel’s annexation plan is illegal. Period

Geneva (QNN)- The United Nations’ top human rights official Michelle Bachelet on Monday stated that the Israeli plans to annex parts of the West Bank are illegal. She also called on the occupation state to halt its illegal annexation plans and warned it could lead to deadly clashes.

“Annexation is illegal. Period,” Bachelet said in a statement. “I am deeply concerned that even the most minimalist form of annexation would lead to increased violence and loss of life, as walls are erected, security forces deployed and the two populations brought into closer proximity.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plans to impose Israeli sovereignty over illegal settlements in the West Bank and Jerusalem has drawn condemnation from most countries of the world. His cabinet is due to begin formal annexation deliberations on Wednesday, July 1.

The annexation comes as a unilateral adoption of Trump’s ‘Peace’ plan, which gave the occupation state the green light to annex over 30% of the already occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, locking thousands of native Palestinians inside separated cantons, which have been called “Bantustan”, referring to the separated territory given to native South Africans during the apartheid era.

(Source / 29.06.2020)

Nine Palestinians arrested during Israeli night raids

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Israeli forces arrested nine Palestinian citizens after breaking into their houses in the occupied West Bank last night.

The Information Bureau of Palestinian Prisoners stated that the Israeli army rearrested Awni Fares from Silwad in eastern Ramallah, Amjad Rib’i from Dura Al Qar’, Fakhri Hammad from the Am’ari refugee camp, and Saed Shilbayeh from the refugee camp as well.

In Jenin, the Israeli army arrested Usama Turkman (18 years old) and rearrested Adnan Abu Baker (25 years old) from the village of Ya’bad.

The Israeli army also arrested Hamada Adawi and Ahmad Badawi after breaking into their houses in the Arroub refugee camp in occupied Hebron.

In Tulkarm, the Israeli army arrested Ahmad Raddad (23 years old) after breaking into his house in the village of Saida.

(Source / 29.06.2020)