BREAKING: DESTRUCTION AND ETHNIC CLEANSING OF KHAN AL-AHMAR HAS STARTED

(article from 13 september 2018)

Israel’s occupation forces are destroying and ethnically cleansing the Jahalin Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar on the occupied West Bank as we write this.
Hundreds of Israeli occupation forces members have surrounded the village and brought seven bulldozers, which have already demolished four building put up by activists earlier this week in an act of resistance.
Israeli occupation has declared the village ‘closed military zone’ until the evening.
Israel’s regime is counting that warning from European states against the destruction and ethnic cleansing of the village will lead nothing more than the usual ‘deploring’.
United States and its obedient vassal states like Australia have, naturally, not opposed the destruction of the village.
The Jahalin Bedouin were already once ethnically cleansed by Israel from their villages in the Negev in 1951. Israel plans to ethnically cleanse all existing Jahalin villages near East Jerusalem, with a population up to 1300 people.
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ISRAELI OCCUPATION KIDNAPS TEENAGE ACTIVIST FROM KHAN AL-AHMAR

On Wednesday October 17th Israel’s occupation forces assaulted local people and activists in the threatened West Bank village of Khan al-Ahmar ‘for no apparent reason’ and kidnapped 18-year-old Palestinian activist Ranin Amira, who was put in chokehold as she was assaulted and taken away.

Four people suffered injuries in what appears to have been a deliberate attempt to harass and lower the spirit of the villagers and their supporters, just like the pouring of sewage from a tanker which has now taken place twice.

On Monday and Tuesday Israeli occupation bulldozers leveled land near and inside the village in what was both apparently a preparation for demolition of the Jahalin Bedouin village and another ploy to lower moral.

(Source / 18.10.2018)

YOUNG MAN KILLED BY ISRAELI OCCUPATION FORCES IN WEST BANK ON MONDAY

On Monday October 15th Israel’s occupation forces shot and killed 22-year-old construction worker and part time university student Elias Saleh Moussa Yassin at a junction in the town of Haris in the Salfit district of occupied West Bank.

The so-called Gitai junction between the illegal colonies of Ariel and Burqan was manned by two Israeli occupation soldiers. According to eye-witnesses Elias Yassin was crossing the road near a bus stop when one of the soldiers shouted at him, and before he responded (or because he didn’t respond) the other soldier shot him.

Israeli occupation soldiers blocked Palestinian ambulance crew from reaching Yassin and apparently didn’t give him first aid themselves. It’s claimed he had died within minutes of being shot.

In the aftermath of the shooting Israeli occupation claimed that Elias Yassin was killed for ‘attempting to stab soldiers’ with a knife.

No evidence has been put forth, but Yassin was from the same Salfit district town of Bidya as Aisha al-Rabi(47) who was killed on Friday by illegal Israeli settler stonethrowers and Yassin took part in carrying her body on a stretcher to the cemetery for the burial.

That might or might not be a co-incidence. What wasn’t a co-incidence was that illegal Israeli settler leader Yossi Daggan arrived to the site of Elias Yassin’s killing, praising it and declaring that illegal Israeli colonies will be ‘expanded forever’.

(Source / 16.10.2018)

NON-VIOLENT POLITICAL PRISONER HANDCUFFED, LED IN CHAIN DURING ISRAELI OCCUPATION RAID OF HIS HOME

Activist Hassan Karajah(33) was kidnapped from his home in the village of Safa in the Ramallah district of West Bank on September 11th by Israel’s occupation forces.

On Monday October 8th he returned – in hand-cuffs, led in a chain and dressed in the garb of an Israeli soldier by his captors raiding his home. The Israeli occupation forces’ soldiers went on to search his home and verbally abuse his relatives, physically attack his brother Muhammad and interrogate his wife.

When the occupation forces withdrew, taking the hand-cuffed Karajah with them, his brother Muhannad was able to take several photographs of the long-time non-violent activist who has been imprisoned three times by the Israeli occupation.

Hassan Karajah has worked as a Youth Coordinator in the Stop the Wall -campaign and in support of the BDS movement and served as Ambassador of Arab Youth to the Arab League. He has been imprisoned for a total of 40 months by the Israeli regime, first 2013-14, then 2016-17 and now for almost a month.

Karajah’s twin daughters were born in the autumn of 2016 two months after his kidnappingand imprisonment by Israeli occupation, which forbid his wife from visiting him through his imprisonment without charge or trial back then.

(Source / 12.10.2018)

KHADER ADNAN’S HUNGER-STRIKE ENTERS 38TH DAY

Legendary hunger-strike Khader Adnan is now, Tuesday October 9th, on the 38th day of his third major hunger-strike in Israeli occupation captivity.
According to his wife Randa, Adnan’s health has taken a turn for the worse in the recent days. She also alleged deliberate medical neglect from the part of the Israeli occupation authorities.
The university graduate turned baker and store-owner has been imprisoned for alleged ‘incitement’ since December 11th 2017 by Israel.
Adnan, a member of Islamic Jihad from Arraba in the occupied West Bank, has previously won a 66-day-long hunger-strike in 2012 and 55-day-long hunger-strike in 2015.
He has never been convicted of anything in Israeli occupation military courts. Now Israeli occupation is said to be trying to get him charged and convicted for supporting political prisoners and for activities of Islamic Jihad that has not been defined.
(Source / 09.10.2018)

FATHER OF MARTYR SURVIVES ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT

On Friday there was an attempt against the life of late Muhannad al-Halabi’s father in a mosque in the town of Sarda in the occupied West Bank’s Ramallah district.

A gunman or gunmen are said to have shot at Shafiq al-Halabi – according to one source with a gun that had a silencer attached to it – but Shafiq al-Halabi survived the attack. He had been sitting inside the mosque when someone from the outside had fired inside the mosque towards him.

Muhannad al-Halabi, aged 19, was slain on October 3rd 2015 by Israeli occupation forces in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem after he killed two illegal Israeli settlers (one of them an occupation soldier) and wounded a third one.

After Muhannad’s death, both his parents and one of his brothers have been imprisoned and their family home in Surda destroyed as a collective punishment by Israeli occupation. Now Shafiq al-Halabi suspects that the Israeli occupation was behind the attempt made on his life.

(Source / 06.10.2018)

THE KILLING OF MOHAMMED ABU AL-SADIQ(21)

On Monday September 24th Israel’s occupation forces attacked the ninth attempt to break the naval blockade of the besieged Gaza Strip from the inside, killing one protester in the northern border with ethnically cleansed Palestine 1948 and injuring 90 people, of whom 10 were shot with live ammunition.

21-year-old Mohammed Fayez Abu al-Sadiq was shot in head and ‘very critically injured’; his death was quickly but erroneously announced, as the youth cling to life as he was taken to the al-Shifa hospital. There the efforts to save his life failed and his death was announced by 21:00 pm local time.

Among the injured is photojournalist Muntaser al-Sawwaf who works for the Turkish Anadolu Agency. He was hit in leg with a tear gas canister and his camera was hit by a live bullet. One could be unintentional, both together imply that he was being targeted.

An ambulance crew and their vehicle was also attacked with tear gas canisters when they were trying to reach some of the wounded protesters.

Israel’s occupation forces’ tear gas drone was brought down with slingshots by youths, the third tear gas drone brought down during protests during the last month.

Israel has not allowed a single Palestinian boat sail from Gaza to a port in another country since it occupied the small coastal enclave in 1967. The attempts to break the naval blockade from the inside are in their latest version an off-shoot of the Great Return March.

(Source / 26.09.2018)

PHOTOJOURNALIST AMONG UP TO 20 PEOPLE WOUNDED ON SATURDAY IN BESIEGED GAZA BY ISRAEL

Photojournalist Akram Shbeir was among up to 20 people wounded in besieged Gaza Strip late on Saturday when he was working to capture night-time protests by the local youths ‘Night Confusion Units’.
Shbeir was wounded in a leg by a bullet according to an article – although photographs imply that he would have been shot in both legs – during his coverage of the youths’ confrontation with Israel’s occupying forces east of Khan Younis in southern part of the coastal enclave.
Most of the wounded, 15 people, were injured east of Jabalia refugee camp.
Beyond live ammunition Israeli occupation made likely one and possibly two missile strikes with a drone against youths. Shrapnel from one missile attack is claimed to have wounded two people ‘moderately’ near Jabalia refugee camp according to one news report; two other sources report an air-strike vaguely in the same area which would not have wounded anyone – we assume it’s the same incident in all reports.

(Source / 23.09.2018)

ISRAEL ORDERS KHAN AL-AHMAR VILLAGERS TO LEAVE BY OCTOBER 1ST

Israel’s occupation forces entered the threatened Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar today Sunday September 23rd and handed out printed notices in which the residents were ordered to dismantle their buildings and leave by October 1st or face fines.
Khan al-Ahmar, east of occupied East Jerusalem along the highway to Jericho in the Jordan Valley, is one of the Jahalin Bedouin villages with a total population of 1200-1300 people that are targeted for ethnic cleansing by Israeli occupation.
The Jahalin Bedouins were already once ethnically cleansed by Israel from the Negev, with the date given in different sources as 1951 or 1952. They say they are willing to leave their current villages if Israel allows them back to their old homes in the Negev, which Israel refuses.
Instead Israel says that the Jahalin Bedouin have two options: Either to go live beside a garbage dump in occupied East Jerusalem or next to a sewage procession plant where human habitation is said to be officially forbidden.
(Source / 23.09.2018)