AL-KHALIL, PALESTINOW.COM — A horde of armed extremist Jewish settlers attacked under military protection Palestinian homes in Jaber neighborhood in al-Khalil city on Saturday night.
According to local sources, dozens of settlers from the illegal settlement of Kiryat Arba hurled stones and bottles at several homes in Jaber neighborhood, causing panic among families and their children.
The settlers were shouting racist slurs, curses and death threats during the attacks, which happened in the presence of Israeli soldiers.
BETHLEHEM, PALESTINOW.COM — The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at dawn Sunday kidnaped at least 14 Palestinian citizens, including a female teacher, mostly from their homes in the West Bank and Jerusalem.
According to local sources, the IOF kidnaped four young men identified as Amr Abu Haneyya, Nidhal Saleem, Mansour Saleem, and Husam Suwaidan at a military checkpoint between Nablus and Qalqilya. All of them are from Azzun town in Qalqilya.
Two young men were also kidnaped by the IOF in al-Arroub refugee camp in al-Khalil and Osamah Nakhla in Ramallah city.
In Bethlehem, the IOF kidnaped five ex-detainees from their homes in Beit Fajjar town. They were identified as Anas Dairiya, Awni Taqatiqa, Ahmed Thawabteh, Yousef Dairiya and Ragheb Dairiya.
A woman called Rawan Qabbajah was taken prisoner during an IOF raid on her house in Tarqumiyah town in the west of al-Khalil. She is a school teacher and a mother of four kids.
In Jerusalem, Israeli police forces kidnaped Arafat Najeeb and Ameen Saddam, both work as Aqsa Mosque guards, from their homes in the holy city.
The IOF also raided other homes in different areas of the West Bank, without making arrests.
OCCUPIED AL-QUDS, PALESTINOW.COM — Several police officers on Thursday barged into the Aqsa Mosque’s Bab al-Rahma prayer building without removing their shoes
The police officers provocatively toured the Bab al-Rahma building, searched the place and used their cellphone cameras to photograph it.
In a related context, the Higher Ifta Council emphasized in a press release on the same day that “the Bab al-Rahma prayer area is an integral part of the Aqsa Mosque and will never be reclosed regardless of the repressive measures.”
AL-KHALIL, PALESTINOW.COM — Dozens of Palestinian citizens choked on tear gas on Tuesday evening when Israeli occupation forces (IOF) attacked a mosque and several houses in Beit Ummar town north of al-Khalil.
Activist Mohammed Awad said that the IOF stormed al-Daher area in the town and heavily and randomly fired tear gas grenades at Palestinian homes.
Dozens of residents suffered breathing difficulties as a result of inhaling tear gas and were treated in the field.
In the same area the IOF attacked a mosque with tear gas canisters and stun grenades. A number of Palestinian worshipers who were inside choked on tear gas.
AL-KHALIL, PALESTINOW.COM — The Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) on Monday ordered 8 Palestinian families to evacuate their homes in preparation for their demolition in Masafer Yatta town, south of al-Khalil City in the West Bank.
Activist Rateb Jabour said that IOA crews raided 8 Palestinian houses in Masafer Yatta and handed their residents demolition orders.
The Palestinian citizens in Masafer Yatta have been recently subjected to stepped up attacks and house demolition campaigns which fall in line with an Israeli policy to force them out of the area.
According to the National Committee Against the Wall and Settlement, the IOA demolished 686 Palestinian buildings in 2019, 300 of which were in Jerusalem.
RAMALLAH, PALESTINOW.COM — The Committee of Prisoners and Former Prisoners Affairs said that Samer Arbid, 44, from Ramallah suffers from signs of extreme torture, to which he was subjected during interrogation in Israeli jails, Quds News Network reported.
The committee said in a statement on Wednesday that Arbid is held now in the clinic of Ramleh jail. He suffers from severe pain in his chest and kidneys. He also lost all his toenails, and has problems in his right ear due to the brutal torture by the Israelis.
The committee noted that the Isreali army had arrested Arbid, on September 25, 2019, after brutally attacking him, and then sent him to Ofer prison.
Arbid was subjected to military interrogation, as he was tortured using “Shabeh” technique. He was also severely beaten in different areas of his body.
After that, Arbid was sent to Maskubiyyeh interrogation center, where “exceptional” torture techniques were used against him, which made him fall into a coma. He was also savagely beaten, suffering from ribs fractures, and subsequently became completely unconscious, and was moved to Hadasah hospital, and diagnosed with kidney failure.
Arbid was critically ill, in the intensive care unit at Hadasah hospital for 45 days, after which he was sent to the clinic of Ramleh jail, where he remains currently.
The committee stressed that what has been going on with Arbid is “a real crime, which has been committed under blatant cover of [the Israeli] law, noting that the Shin Bet received permission from the Israeli supreme court to use exceptional interrogation and torture techniques against Arbid, which violates all international covenants and human rights norms.”