Report: Three martyrs, 400 detainees, and the demolition of 85 homes and facilities during last July

The Abdullah Al-Hourani Center for Studies and Documentation of the Department of Labor and Planning of the Palestine Liberation Organization said today, Tuesday, that three martyrs were martyred by the Israeli occupation’s bullets, and 400 others were arrested during last July.

In its monthly report on the most prominent Israeli violations against our people during July, the Center added that the occupation demolished 85 homes and facilities in several Palestinian areas, and the most important of what was stated in the report:


Three martyrs were killed in the West Bank and Gaza Strip at the hands of the occupation forces during the month of July, and they are:

Saad Al-Gharabli (75 years), from the Gaza Strip, died in the occupation prisons, as a result of deliberate medical negligence, after spending 26 years in captivity.

Ibrahim Mustafa Abu Yaqoub (33 years) from the town of Kafeel Haris in Salfit Governorate, died after being shot by Israeli soldiers in the neck.

Asin Dahir (34 years), from Rafah, died of her injury during the aggression launched by the occupation state on the Gaza Strip in 2014.

While the occupation is still holding the bodies of (63) martyrs in refrigerators since the Jerusalem endowment in 2015, in blatant violation of international humanitarian law.

The wounded and detainees

During the month of July, the Israeli occupation authorities arrested about 400 citizens in the Palestinian territories, 40 of whom were children and 10 women.

The occupation authorities arrest about 4,500 prisoners in their prisons, including 160 children and 39 women, in poor humanitarian conditions and treatment in violation of international humanitarian law.

The occupation army injured about 90 Palestinian citizens in all parts of the Palestinian territories, as a result of the suppression of citizens protesting against the racist policy of occupation, seizing their lands, demolishing their homes, and closing Palestinian towns and villages.

Settlement and land grab

The occupation authorities approved a project to establish 240 settlement units on Jaffa Street, in the heart of Jerusalem, near the “Shaarei Tidyak” hospital.

The so-called “Settlements Council in the West Bank” announced the start of work to build 164 new settlement units in the “Neve Daniel” settlement, which is built on the lands of the villages of Al-Khader and Nahalin, south of Bethlehem.

Israeli sources revealed that 1700 settlement units were being marketed in the settlement of “Givat Hamatos”, which is built on the lands of the town of Beit Safafa, in addition to marketing a new settlement project in “Nof Zion” settlement on the lands of Jabal Al Mukaber in occupied Jerusalem.

The occupation forces also installed two mobile homes on the lands of Kisan village, which were previously leveled.

The occupation authorities seized 700 dunums planted with olive trees in the Mount Fureidis area, east of Bethlehem, and surrounded it with barbed wire, with the aim of establishing a garden, in the context of the annexation plan and the theft of Palestinian lands.

The occupation authorities ended the procedures for registering 525 dunums of the lands of the town of Nahalin for the Jewish National Fund, for the purpose of building in the “Gush Etzion” settlement bloc, after the occupation courts rejected the papers submitted by the Palestinians over the years.

The Israeli occupation authorities seized 327 dunums of the lands of Keysan village, east of Bethlehem, for military purposes.

He notified the “Settlements Council” to seize 300 dunums of the Marajat area, northwest of Jericho, in favor of expanding the “Mfuot Jericho” settlement.

The occupation threatened the residents of Al-Jabaa by seizing about 100 dunums of agricultural land, in addition to seizing 3.5 dunums of lands from the village of Shufa and 1.5 dunums of lands from the town of Yasouf, near the “Za’tara” military checkpoint.

The occupation authorities received notices to seize 15 dunums of the lands of Rafat village, west of Salfit.

Demolition of homes and facilities

Last July, the Israeli occupation authorities demolished 85 homes and facilities, including 29 homes and 56 facilities.

Among the demolitions, 6 houses were self-demolished by their owners inside the neighborhoods of occupied Jerusalem, and the village of Walaja, south of the city, to avoid paying heavy fines to the occupation municipality. The demolitions included the governorates of Jerusalem, Hebron, Jericho, Bethlehem, Tulkarm, and Salfit.

During the same period, the occupation authorities notified 156 facilities to demolish, halt construction and restoration, including 12 notifications of seizure and seizure of 630 dunums of citizens’ land, for the establishment of settlement projects, and for military purposes.

The notifications included the towns and villages of: Yasuf, Bidya, and Rafat in Salfit governorate, Amatin in Qalqilya governorate, and the town of Issawiya in Jerusalem governorate, and Izbat Shoufah in Tulkarm governorate, Arab al-Malihat in Jericho governorate, and the village of Jabaa in Bethlehem governorate, and Surif town in Hebron governorate.

Thirty-six demolition notices were distributed in Farasin village, southwest of Jenin Governorate, including most of the village’s facilities and housing.

Settlers’ attacks

Settlers carried out 91 attacks against citizens and their property, which resulted in the injury of 12 civilians, including a child, and destroyed 145 fruit trees. Passed out.

A settler stole 5 heads of cattle south of Jenin while a shepherd was in the area, and settlers ‘vehicles carried out 5 bulldozing operations, affecting tens of dunums of citizens’ lands, in addition to two shootings, and one run over operation in the Old City of Hebron, resulting in the injury of a child. Serious.

The settlers infiltrated at night into one of the neighborhoods of the city of Al-Bireh, opposite the settlement of “Basjot”, and burned the Al-Birr Al-Ihsan mosque, where they stole four tents, water tanks, and five tons of wheat in Khirbet Samra in the northern Jordan Valley, and carried out 50% of these attacks in Nablus and Hebron governorates.

Land leveling

The occupation authorities continued to raze and uproot olive trees in the lands of the town of Huwara, south of Nablus, through the construction of the settlement road called “Hawara bypass,” which will deprive the citizens of hundreds of agricultural acres and thousands of olive trees.

Meanwhile, about 15 dunums of lands were bulldozed from the town of Kisan in Bethlehem in order to expand the settlement of “Ibi Hanhal.”

The occupation authorities razed lands in the towns of Deir Istia, Haris, Wasaka, and Qarawah in Salfit, in addition to tracts of lands in Baqaa, Hebron and Issawiya in Jerusalem.

The occupation and its settlers burned and uprooted more than 470 olive trees in the towns of Sa`ir, Deir Istiya, Yasuf, and Kafr al-Labd.

Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip

The Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip during the past month resulted in the death of the prisoner Saadi Al-Gharabli (75 years), as a result of deliberate medical negligence against the prisoners in the occupation prisons, after being arrested for 26 continuous years.

Citizen Asin Duhair (34 years) was also killed by her wounds sustained during the 2014 aggression.

The Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip also included the implementation of 40 ground fire operations, 4 incursions into the east of the Strip, 4 air strikes, 2 artillery bombings, and 31 attacks on fishermen, resulting in the arrest of 7 of them and the seizure of two boats.

In addition, the Israeli occupation forces arrested 9 civilians, three of them at the Beit Hanoun “Erez” military checkpoint.

(Source / 12.08.2020)

1037 prisoners received prison sentences of more than 20 years

Abdel Nasser Farwana, a specialist in prisoners and freedmen affairs, said today, Tuesday, that (1037) prisoners in the Israeli occupation prisons have been sentenced to more than 20 years in prison.

In a post on his Facebook account, Farwana explained that among those prisoners (543) were given life sentences.

He said, “The bitter truth that everyone must realize, especially the Palestinian resistance factions, is that hundreds of these prisoners will not break their record except through prisoner exchange deals.”

He called on Hamas to search for tools of pressure that would force the occupation to seriously deal with a new exchange deal and pay its dues.

(Source / 12.08.2020)

Gaza farmers are looking for their livelihood from the fruit of patience

The fruit of “patience” is preferred by Palestinian farmers in the Gaza Strip due to the popular demand, despite the fact that its harvest involves great difficulties.

The patience fruit or prickly pear is known for its filling with thorns on the green panels that carry ripe fruits, with the possibility of the thorns flying over the bodies and injuring them, which makes it difficult to harvest them.

With the early hours of the dawn, Muhammad Abu Tir, a 50-year-old from Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, heads every day with his three sons to his border land to reap the ripe fruits of patience.

“We used to reap the fruits on these days and sell them in the markets to make some money,” Abu Teer said, while he was stretching out a long stick with a curved tip called (Tawala) to pick up the fruit.

“The people of Gaza are waiting for the season to buy aloe vera / prickly pear and enjoy its sweet taste, as it is one of the favorite fruits, despite the possibility that they have the thorns scattered around each fruit,” he added.

Abu Tair begins annually by picking the crop from the beginning of July until the end of August on a daily basis, and he transports it to the local market on mobile carts for sale, just like other farmers.

Abu Tir notes that he chooses the times of dawn to reap the fruits, in order to avoid working under the scorching rays of the sun during the day of the peak months of the summer season. Market before noon.

The prickly pear fruit is known in Palestine as the “cactus fruit”, as it belongs to the “cactus” family. Its trees grow in dry places due to its stems filled with water.

The fruit of aloes is popular annually in the summer season because it is characterized by its sweet taste and nutritional benefits, provided that it is not consumed excessively, as it causes problems with digestion.

Another advantage of prickly pears is that it is free of any pesticides or drugs other than other fruits, as it is a crop that depends only on rainwater and produces large quantities, according to Abu Tir, who says that with the end of the season he reaps about a thousand dollars from selling patience to help him spend on his family.

However, he complains that he sometimes spends many hours in the local markets selling the crop, but the turnout falls short of his expectations given the difficult economic conditions for the residents of the Gaza Strip, which has been besieged by Israel since 2007.

To overcome this problem, Muhammad Abu Tir, the eldest son of a farmer, worked to devise a new way to market their harvest, by peeling the fruits of prickly pears and selling them in special dishes ready to eat directly.

In an attempt to increase the pace of sales, the young man, Abu Tir, created a special page on “Facebook”, where he excels at photographing the fruits of prickly pears in a creative way that impressed his followers across the page.

Muhammad, a graduate of the College of Commerce, told (Xinhua), “There are many customers who avoid buying prickly pears for fear of having fruit thorns, so I found the process of peeling patience and selling it ready as a way to further promote the sale.”

“We are in the age of technology and progress, and we can take advantage of all the resources at our disposal to promote creative ideas that will benefit us more and in less time,” he added.

For her part, the 30-year-old woman, Ibtisam Al-Ghalayini, told Xinhua that she did not buy patience in the past despite her love for it, due to the difficulty of peeling it, indicating that she currently depends on buying it from Abu Tair after it was shown on his page in FB.

The prickly pear prices vary from one region to another in the Gaza Strip, but farmers usually sell it for a dollar and a half for a kilo.

And spread many popular proverbs related to prickly pears among the residents of Gaza, similar to the difficult climatic conditions in which this type of fruit lives in the difficult conditions they live in in the besieged Strip.

The prickly pear has been used by farmers in Gaza for many years to serve as walls that protect the land from harmful animals and tampering with crops, and the boundary that separates the lands from each other.

(Source / 09.08.2020)

A pause for journalists in Gaza in solidarity with their colleagues in Lebanon

Dozens of Palestinian journalists participated, Thursday evening, in a solidarity stand organized by the Committee to Support Journalists in Gaza in support of the press institutions that were destroyed in the Beirut port explosion.

Many trade union organizations and press frameworks, as well as civil society institutions and scholars, participated in the stand organized in the center of Gaza City.

The Chairman of the Committee to Support Journalists, Saleh Al-Masry, said, during a speech, that this solidarity stand, which was interspersed with candlelight, is the least duty towards the Lebanese people and the Lebanese media institutions that were seriously injured by the explosion that occurred in the port of Beirut.

The Egyptian journalist pointed out that dozens of Lebanese, Arab and even Palestinian institutions operating in Lebanon were subjected to extensive destruction, and several Lebanese, Arab and Palestinian colleagues were injured.

And he considered that the Arab and Islamic solidarity campaign, especially the Palestinian ones, with the Lebanese people and with the Lebanese media institutions, confirms the authenticity of the Palestinian people, who have always stood by the Arab peoples in all the difficult stations.

(Source / 08.08.2020)

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)