Occupation arrests 7 Palestinians from multiple areas in the West Bank

Today, Saturday, the Israeli occupation forces arrested 7 Palestinians, including a woman, a girl, and 3 children, from various areas in the occupied West Bank.

In Nablus, the occupation forces arrested, at dawn today, a citizen, after storming his house.

In Hebron, the occupation forces arrested a young man and a girl and their mother this evening, after they confronted an attempt to kidnap settlers of a child, in Tel Rumeida (central Hebron).

In Yabad (southwest of Jenin), the Israeli forces arrested 3 boys, after they raided the village.

In a related context, several military vehicles stormed the village of Zbuba (West Jenin).

(Source / 03.08.2020)

Center: The occupation forces arrested 28 citizens during the holidays

The Palestine Center for Prisoners’ Studies monitored 28 cases of detention from all areas of the West Bank and Jerusalem during the blessed Eid Al-Adha days.

The Center said in a statement, that among the detainees is a woman, a girl and 4 children, noting that the detention campaigns did not stop during the days of the holiday, so that the occupation would stipulate the Palestinians’ lives, even on their holidays.

Riyadh Al-Ashqar, a spokesman for the center, said that the occupation raided the city of Nablus more than once during the holidays and carried out a campaign of arrests of 10 citizens, most of whom were released prisoners, while the arrest of the Hebron, the wife of the activist Imad Abu Shamsieh and his two sons, and a girl in the Tel Rumaida neighborhood.

He stated that 3 children were arrested during the occupation’s storming of the town of Ya`bad in Jenin, noting that a number of young men were arrested in different Jerusalem neighborhoods.

(Source / 03.08.2020)

Committee: The occupation committed 28 violations of the journalists´ rights last month

The Committee to Support Journalists, in its monthly report on the state of press freedoms for last July, monitored 28 cases of violations by the Israeli occupation against journalists.

In its report, the committee said that the Israeli occupation forces continued their deliberate violations of Palestinian journalists and media, despite international laws and covenants that guarantee the protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression.

The Israeli attacks in the occupied Palestinian territories increased during the past month, as the occupation forces arrested (3) journalists, who are the Palestinian expert in settlement affairs, Khalil Al-Tafakji, the director of the Yabous Cultural Center, Rania Elias, and the director of the National Institute of Music Suhail Khoury.

The occupation forces detained (1) journalists, and he is the correspondent of the Turkish “Anatolia” agency, Qais Abu Samra, while the occupation intelligence summoned (1) against the journalist Ahmed Abu Sobeih to investigate him about the nature of his work in Jerusalem.

The Occupation Court issued decisions to install and new provisions (4) of the captured journalists, namely: Journalist Mujahid Al-Saadi issuing an administrative detention decision and installing it for a period of 4 months administratively, as well as the journalist writer Ahmed Qatamish issuing a prison sentence and extending his administrative detention for a period of 4 months.

On the side of deliberate targeting and attacking journalists, the report of the Committee to Support Journalists recorded more than (2) cases of assault and targeting them with sound bombs and poison gas to prevent them from practicing their journalistic work.

While the occupation forces prevented journalists from practicing their professional work in covering the violations of the occupation against the Palestinians, which recorded (3) cases of prevention.

The Committee to Support Journalists (3) also recorded cases of threats and incitement to prevent them from practicing their national and professional work.

Regarding the raids and incursions into the homes of journalists, the July 2020 report recorded more than (3) cases of storming and tampering with the contents of the home or institution, during the raids and prevention of coverage, more than (6) cases were confiscated. Computers, files, documents, documents, phones and computers were confiscated.

On the side of the harassment and torture inside the cellars of the occupation prisons, the report recorded (2) cases of medical negligence against the journalist Mujahid al-Saadi, which led to the deterioration of his health, except for his isolation for 14 days and assaulting him during the investigations.

In the same context, social networking sites and platforms still impose unjust restrictions on the Palestinian content, under pressure from the Israeli occupation to fight the Palestinian narrative, where the report of the Committee to Support Journalists recorded during the past month several cases of violations of the closure, ban and deletion of an account of Palestinian journalists and activists in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Without giving reasons.

(Source / 03.08.2020)

Furwana: The occupation arrested (13) citizens from Gaza last month

Abdel Nasser Farwana, a specialist in prisoners and liberated affairs, said that the Israeli occupation forces arrested (13) citizens from the Gaza Strip during the month of July.

And Ferwana stated in a press statement to him, that (3) of these citizens were arrested while crossing the Beit Hanoun / Erez checkpoint, after obtaining passes, and they are still in detention, and they are: (Abdullah Al-Daghmeh, Mansour Al-Safadi and Saeed Al-Shurafa).

He pointed out that (4) other citizens working in the fishing profession were arrested near the Rafah Sea in the southern Gaza Strip, namely: Imad Al-Bardawil, Mohamed Siam, Khaled Al-Bardawil and Wadih Al-Bardawil, and they were released after an arrest that lasted for nearly two weeks.

While the others (6) were arrested at different periods during the past month after crossing the eastern and northern borders of the Gaza Strip towards the occupied territories in 1948, all of them were released and allowed to return to the Strip after their detention, interrogation, and interrogation for a few hours.

Farwana explained that the occupation army’s treatment of Palestinian infiltrators who were arrested during the past month raises many fears and doubts of Israeli intentions, as the quick release and their return to the Gaza Strip through random and unofficial points, after a few hours of detention, interrogation and investigation, in three incidents in the same context during the month the past.

Farwana called on all persons who infiltrate and then arrest and release them and allow them to return to the Strip via random points by handing themselves directly to the security services and the competent authorities in order to be examined and quarantined as coming from an infected area, in order to preserve the safety of society and the citizens of the Corona virus. .

He called on families to inform the competent authorities if any of their children were subjected to any arrest at the border and returned home without surrendering to security in order to ensure their safety and the safety of society.

(Source / 03.08.2020)

The occupation forces the Abu Sobeih family to demolish their home in Silwan

The Israeli occupation forces forced, on Monday evening, the Abu Sobeih family to demolish their home in the Ain Al-Loza neighborhood of Silwan, south of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Member of the Committee for the Defense of Silwan Lands Khaled Abu Tayeh told Wafa that the family resorted to self-demolishing their one-storey house in order to avoid paying a demolition fare to the occupation municipality’s mechanisms, after all legal methods had been exhausted.

He added that the family started emptying its home in the morning of its possessions, in order to complete the demolition procedures that started about a week ago.

In the context, the brothers, Samer and Suleiman Al-Qaq, began in the same neighborhood today, to empty their apartments of their contents, in preparation for the demolition.

(Source / 03.08.2020)

Israeli Army Fires Missiles Into Khan Younis

The Israeli Air Force fired, on Monday at dawn, several missiles into areas in Khan Younis and Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, causing damage.

The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported that an Israeli drone fired at least two missiles into an area, west of Khan Younis.

WAFA added that the same site was targeted again, shortly after the first strike, by Israeli F16 fighter jets.

The site, which is apparently run by an armed resistance group, sustained damage, before fire and rescue teams rushed to the area.

In addition, an Israeli drone fired a missile into a farmland east of the al-Qarara town, northeast of Khan Younis.

Furthermore, the army fired at least one missile into another site, located west of Rafah, causing serious damage.

The Israeli army said it was retaliating to a shell, which was reportedly fired from Gaza for the first time since early July, and was intercepted by the Iron Dome system, and that fragments of the interceptor missile caused damage to one car.

It added that one of its targets was a cement factory, which is allegedly used to the construction of underground facilities used by the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas movement in the coastal enclave.

(Source / 03.08.2020)

Israeli Forces Seize Bulldozer, Deliver Halt Construction Orders

Israeli forces, on Saturday, blocked the construction of a water pipeline in Palestinian Atouf village, near Tubas in the northern occupied West Bank, local sources said.

The mayor of the village, Abdullah Besharat, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that the Israeli army ordered the driver of a bulldozer to stop working on the site.

Besharat added that the project aimed at providing clean potable water to livestock breeders in Atouf and surrounding villages of the Jordan Valley.

According to the Palestinian Information Center, Israeli soldiers confiscated one of the Palestinian-owned bulldozers and chased another one in Atouf village, in the Jordan Valley.

Meanwhile, Israeli authorities handed out halt construction orders against Palestinian-owned property in al-Walaja village near Bethlehem city, in southern West Bank.

According to local sources, Israeli soldiers invaded Ein Juwaiza area in al-Walaja village, northwest of Bethlehem, and distributed notices ordering local residents to halt any further construction of their homes, retaining walls and a water well.

Article 17 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights states;

(1) Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.
(2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.

(Source / 03.08.2020)

PLO: “Israel is Implementing its Annexation Scheme on the Ground Without any Deterrence.”

European diplomats signed a letter denouncing Israel’s plans to begin construction on the E1 project in occupied East Jerusalem, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported.

Executive Member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) pressured EU officials to act on its words, and force Israel to abandon its plans.

A European Union (EU) representative, with 15 ambassadors, recently submitted a letter in opposition to the Israeli Foreign Ministry, regarding its intention to start building in E1 area, east of occupied Jerusalem.

“We welcome the protest letter… however, we believe that the EU, as well as the governments of these 15 states (including Germany, France, Italy, and Spain) should… deter Israel from persisting on the path of illegality, impunity, and de facto annexation.” Dr. Hanan Ashrawi said.

“While the international community is concerned with the ‘possibility’ of annexation, Israel is implementing its scheme on the ground without any deterrence,” she continued, “This includes the siege and ethnic cleansing of Silwan, Al-‘Isawiya, and Wadi Al-Joz (Palestinian neighborhoods in East Jerusalem) by way of home demolitions and systemic violence.”

Dr. Ashrawi pressed that states “must not allow Israel to persist in this cynical ruse. The principle of accountability is undermined and rendered irrelevant when international actors insist on giving Israel a free pass on egregious violations of Palestinian rights and international law.”

See also: Israel’s Annexation Crusade in Jerusalem: The Role of Ma’ale Adumim and the E1 Corridor

(Source / 03.08.2020)

Soldiers Injure Dozens Of Palestinians, Including Children, Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday night after midnight, Zabbouba village, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and caused dozens of residents, including children, to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the village, and fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at random, many of these bombs hitting homes.

They added that dozens of residents, including children, suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation while in their homes, and received the needed treatment by field medics.

It is worth mentioning that the army has recently escalated its invasion into the village, especially the parts close to the Salem military base, which was built on private Palestinian lands.

The army claims its invasions are meant to stop Palestinian youngsters who frequently dig holes in the illegal Annexation Wall.

(Source / 03.08.2020)

Army Abducts Five Palestinians In Nablus, One Near Jerusalem

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Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Monday, five Palestinians near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and one near Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem.

Several army jeeps invaded ‘Aseera ash-Shamaliya town, north of Nablus, before the soldiers stormed and violently searched many homes.

The soldiers then abducted five Palestinians, identified as Ja’far Rawajba, Aqaba Fayez Shouli, Fares Bassam Shouli, Bassem Hamid Shouli, and Mohammad Ahmad Sawalma.

In addition, the soldiers abducted a young man, identified as Husam Hasan Abu Hussein, while crossing the Container Roadblock, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem.

(Source / 03.08.2020)