Armed extremist settlers attack Palestinian homes in Al-Khalil

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.

(Source / 20.01.2020) 

IOF kidnap 14 Palestinians in West Bank and Al-Quds

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.

(Source / 20.01.2020) 

Zionist police defile Masjid al-Aqsa

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.”

(Source / 17.01.2020) 

Eleven Palestinians kidnapped by IOF in Al-Quds and West Bank

WEST BANK, PALESTINOW.COM — The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at dawn Tuesday arrested a number of Palestinian citizens during home raid campaigns in the West Bank and Jerusalem.

Local sources said that the IOF abducted 11 Palestinians in Jenin, Nablus, al-Khalil, Bethlehem and Jerusalem.

In al-Khalil, local residents reported, the IOF closed the entrance of al-Arroub refugee camp and blocked the movement of Palestinian citizens and vehicles.

In the neighboring area of Bab al-Zawiya, the IOF stormed several Palestinian homes, wreaked havoc on them and assaulted their residents.

In Jerusalem, the IOF stopped an ex-detainee at a checkpoint near Beit Daqqu village and violently beat him before he was handcuffed and transferred to an undeclared destination.

Meanwhile in Silwan, the IOF handed a number of Palestinian youths orders to appear before the Israel Intelligence Service for interrogation this week.

(Source / 15.01.2020) 

IOF attacks mosque, homes injured Palestinians in Beit Ummar

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.

(Source / 15.01.2020) 

Israel to demolishes eight Palestinian homes south of Al-Khalil

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.

(Source / 14.01.2020) 

IOF kidnap four Palestinians near Gaza border

GAZA, PALESTINOW.COM — The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Sunday kidnaped four Palestinian citizens during their presence in border areas in the Gaza Strip.

According to the Hebrew media, the IOF kidnaped three young men after their attempt to infiltrate into Israel through the border fence in the north of Gaza.

Another young man was also arrested separately in a similar incident.

No weapons were found in their possessions. All the four detainees were taken in for interrogation.

(Source / 14.01.2020) 

Occupation naval forces shot Palestinian fishermen, farmers in Gaza

GAZA, PALESTINOW.COM — The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Sunday opened fire at Palestinian farmers and fishermen in the Gaza Strip with no reported casualties.

Local sources said that Israeli tanks in the morning opened fire at Palestinian farmers working in their lands east of Beit Lahia town, north of the Gaza Strip.

Meanwhile, Israeli gunboats attacked fishermen sailing off the shore of northern Gaza.

No injuries were reported in the attacks.

(Source / 13.01.2020) 

IOF abducts seven Palestinians including two children in West Bank

RAMALLAH, PALESTINOW.COM — The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at dawn Sunday kidnapped seven Palestinian citizens, including two children, during home raids in the West Bank.

The Palestinian Prisoner Society said that the IOF arrested Momen Zabboun, 17, and Mustafa Oweis, 18, in Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem province.

Three Palestinian citizens identified as Belal Ebeiat, Eyad Ebeiat and Ayyoub Ebeiat were arrested in Fasayel village in Jericho.

In Tulkarem the IOF raided the home of the Palestinian citizen Abdullah Abu Shaddad and arrested him.

A seventh Palestinian was abducted in a campaign targeting Shu’fat refugee camp in Jerusalem. local residents said his name is Omar al-Hindi.

(Source / 13.01.2020) 

Israel tortures Palestinian detainee inside prison

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.”

(Source / 10.01.2020)