UNDERCOVER ISRAELI FORCES ABDUCT THREE PALESTINIANS IN AL EIZARIYA

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- An Israeli special undercover force abducted late at last night three Palestinian young men from Al Eizariya in occupied Jerusalem.

Local sources said that undercover soldiers broke into Al Ezariya in a civil vehicle and abducted three young Palestinians, identified as Shawkat Khader Skeikh, Amir Shishtawi, and Mahmoud Erikat. One of the three young men is the brother of a wounded and arrested Palestinian.

The undercover unit is a special unit, which carries out abductions and shootings while dressing in civilian Arab dress. It also breaks into Arab districts in civilian vehicles.

(Source / 19.08.2019) 

‘ISRAEL’ PUNISHES PALESTINIAN PRISONERS TO FORCE THEM END HUNGER STRIKE

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Thee Palestinian Committee for Detainees and Ex- detainees Affairs said on Monday that the Israeli Prison service (IPS) continues to arrest eight Palestinian prisoners, who have been on hunger strike to protest administrative detention, in very dangerous condition.

The committee also said that the IPS carries out daily investigations and punitive measures to force them end hunger strike.

Punitive measures are being taken against the prisoners; like daily search, transfer, sleep deprivation, and psychological pressure.

“The IPS detain the hunger strikers in inhumane isolation cells”, the committee said.

Prisoner Hythaifa Halabiyyeh (28 years old), who has been on hunger strike for 50 days, suffers from very dangerous health condition as the Israelis continue to detain him in administrative detention in very hard conditions at Nitzan jail.

The committee said that Halabiyyeh suffer from severe burns and leukemia, which need vigorous follow-up.

Other seven prisoners have been also on hunger strike to protest the IPS arbitrary politics. The huger strikers are Ahmad Ghannam (on hunger strike for 37 day so far), Sultan Khlof (on hunger strike for 33 days so far), Ismael Ali (on hunger strike for 27 days so far), Wajdi Awawdeh (on hunger strike for 22 days so far), Tareq Qaadan (on hunger strike for 20 days so far), Naser Jadaa (on hunger strike for 13 days so far), and Thaer Hamdan (on hunger strike for 8 days).

Ahmad Ghannam (42 years old) from Dora in occupied Hebron is a former prisoner. He has spent nine years in Israeli jails despite of suffering from leukemia.

(Source / 19.08.2019) 

‘ISRAEL’ ARRESTS 23 PALESTINIANS IN THE WEST BANK

Occupied West Bank (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces arrested Monday 23 Palestinians during raids into different areas throughout the occupied West Bank.

In the North, Israeli forces arrested two Palestinian young men in Osarin town in Nablus.

Local sources said that Israeli forces arrested Saad Ideli and Nassar Ideli from their houses in the town.

In Ramallah, Israeli occupation forces arrested three young men during raids into villages of of Ramallah.

Local sources said that Israeli military patrols and troop carriers broke into Beit Rima village to rearrest Yaqoub Rimawi after breaking into his house . They have also rearrested Homam Rimawi and both were taken to an unknown destination.

Israeli forces also broke into Sinjil town in northern Ramallah and arrested Hussain Shabaneh after raiding his house.

In Dora in southern Hebron, Israeli forces arrested Jihad Faqqouseh after breaking into his house.

(Source / 19.08.2019) 

ISRAELI INVESTIGATION: IOF RESPONSIBLE FOR DEATH OF 3 PALESTINIAN CHILDREN BURNT ALIVE

Occupied Hebron (QNN)- A new Israeli investigation published by Israeli media on Monday revealed that the Israeli army is responsible for the death of three Palestinian children, who were burnt to death in occupied Hebron five months ago.

Fire has started in a house, which belongs to Rajabi family in occupied Hebron, and led to the death of three children; two of them are 4 years old and the third is one year and a half.

The investigation revealed that Israeli soldiers have blocked the fire brigade from reaching the house for 10 minutes before being blocked again on another checkpoint for further a few minutes, which caused the children to die.

Walla Israeli website said that the fire brigade, who immediately rushed to the fire, were blocked and held back on the checkpoint under the pretext of “lack of coordination”. The father of the children said that if the firemen were not blocked, it could have been possible to put off the fire and save the children.

“The fire was reported on 10:30 pm, however firemen were too late to reach the location; as they were trying to communicate with the Israelis, untill they finally reached the fire and put it off”, according to the fire service in Hebron.

Israeli lawyer Ronnie Fili said that “the apartheid in Hebron, which deny Palestinians their basic rights, led in this case to the death of three children.”

“Nothing justifies blocking the fire brigade”, he said. “This horrible tragedy, which happened because of the apathy of the Israeli army, who doesn’t care not only to Palestinians’ basic right, but also to their lives”.

(Source / 19.08.2019) 

‘ISRAEL’ DEMOLISHES WATER TANK IN JORDAN VALLEY FOR BEING “BUILT WITHOUT PERMISSION”

Jordan Valley (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces destroyed on Sunday a water tank, which has been used by farmers for irrigation of farmlands in the village of Bardala in the occupied Jordan Valley, reported WAFA.

WAFA quoted Mutaz Besharat, who monitors Israeli settlement activities in the Jordan Valley, saying that Israeli army destroyed a 1000-cube water tank which was used by Palestinian villagers in the area for the irrigation of farmlands.

The Israeli army claimed that the tank was built without an Israeli permission, a pretext that Israel has used for years to prevent Palestinian development in the occupied Palestinian territories, including the Jordan Valley.

(Source / 18.08.2019) 

PALESTINIAN STUDENT FOUND DEAD AFTER SHE WENT MISSING IN ETHIOPIA

Palestinian Occupied Territories (QNN) – A Palestinian student has been found dead in one of Ethiopia’s deserts after she went missing for days.

21-year-old Aya Na’anmeh, from the village of Arraba in occupied Palestine, was part of a scientific trip to Ethiopia.

In a statement, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said that Na’anmeh went missing at the Ethiopian Dunkel Desert when she was on an on-foot trip with others. She then continued on her own, but did not reach the agreed destination at the end of the trip.

Today morning, Aya’s father travelled to Ethiopia to follow up with the searching process for his daughter.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry’s statement added that its embassy in Addis Ababa sent a search team and contacted with the Ethiopian local authorities, army, and government representatives to help find Aya.

After searches, Aya’s body was found in Ethiopia’s desert.

(Source / 18.08.2019) 

PALESTINIAN GRANDMOTHERS TREND ON TWITTER FOLLOWING ISRAEL’S BAN OF CONGRESSWOMEN

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Photos and stories of Palestinian grandmothers have been trending on Twitter Saturday in support of US lawmaker Rashida Tlaib, who dropped her plan to visit her grandmother in the West Bank, citing Israeli restrictions regarding free speech.

Tlaib requested to visit her 90-year-old grandmother on humanitarian grounds after she and another Democratic congresswoman, Rep. Ilhan Omar, on Thursday were barred by the occupation state from visiting Palestine in their capacity as US lawmakers. But she changed her mind about the family trip hours after it was approved on Friday under condition of not advancing the BDS movement during her trip.

Palestinian-American political activist Linda Sarsour shared a photo of her grandmother in honor of Tlaib’s ancestor and attached the hashtag “#MyPalestinianSitty” to the message. “Sitty” is the Arabic word for grandmother.

“This #MyPalestinianSitty hashtag is in honor of Rashida Tlaib’s grandmother, Sitty Muftiya,” Sarsour wrote. “Her courage, clarity, and fierceness are inspirational. She reminded Palestinians how much we have to be proud of. Our grandmothers teach life.”

Linda Sarsour @lsarsour  

This #MyPalestinianSitty hashtag is in honor of @RashidaTlaib’s grandmother, Sitty Muftiya. Her courage, clarity, and fierceness are inspirational. She reminded Palestinians how much we have to be proud of. Our grandmothers teach life.

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Tlaib retweeted the message and later posted a photograph of her other grandmother with the message “This was my other #MyPalestinianSitty who no one could mess with. She was proud of being from #BeitHanina and was one fierce woman.”

Twitter users joined the trend, posting photos of their Palestinian grandmothers. Many included stories about how their grandmothers were displaced so that the occupation state of ‘Israel’ is established in 1948.

Ameer Al-Khatahtbeh shared a photo of his grandmother and said, “#MyPalestinianSitty survived the Deir Yassin massacre, the first village that was ransacked before the Nakba strikes with the purpose to set an example for other Palestinian villages if they didn’t surrender. Out of 600 villagers, over 200 were murdered. We will never forget.”

ameer al-khatahtbeh@boysaint  

#MyPalestinianSitty survived the Deir Yassin massacre, the first village that was ransacked before the Nakba strikes with the purpose to set an example for other Palestinian villages if they didn’t surrender. Out of 600 villagers, over 200 were murdered. We will never forget.

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Samer posted two pictures of his grandmother and wrote, “This is #MyPalestinianSitty who passed away 4 years ago in the West Bank because she was denied proper medical treatment under israeli apartheid and strict regulation of medical imports. Palestinians are humans too and we deserve full human rights no matter what anyone says.”

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@WaladShami  

This is #MyPalestinianSitty who passed away 4 years ago in the West Bank because she was denied proper medical treatment under israeli apartheid and strict regulation of medical imports. Palestinians are humans too and we deserve full human rights no matter what anyone says.

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Elena wrote, “For people that question the historical legitimacy of Palestine, this is my Tata’s (another word in Arabic for grandma) identification card. #MyPalestinianSitty”

elena ☼@elenaaabeee  

For people that question the historical legitimacy of Palestine, this is my Tata’s (another word in Arabic for grandma) identification card. #MyPalestinianSitty

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(Source / 18.08.2019) 

33 PALESTINIANS WOUNDED BY IOF IN OCCUPIED JERUSALEM

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces Friday opened fire at Palestinian young men in Abu Dis and Al Eizariya towns in eastern occupied Jerusalem during confrontations erupted following an Israeli raid into the towns.

Both towns have witnissed Thursday violent confrontations, which were erupted following an Israeli trial to raid both towns to punitively demolish houses of two Palestinian young men.

The Palestinian Red Crescent said that a paramedic was shot with a rubber-coated metal bullet in his head while on duty.

It also said that 12 protesters were wounded with rubber-coated metal bullets, while other 18 were suffocated with poisonous tear gas, and three had burns.

(Source / 17.08.2019) 

GAZA: ISRAEL BOMBS TARGETS AND THE RESISTANCE SHOOTS DOWN SPY DRONE

Gaza (QNN)- Israeli warplanes last night after midnight targeted locations in eastern and central Gaza strip.

Local sources said that the Israeli jets bombed the Khalil location, which belongs to the Palestinian resistance, in eastern Tuffah neighborhood in eastern Gaza. Meanwhile, other Israeli jets targeted an empty farm land in eastern Deir El Balah in central Gaza.

In the same vein, the Palestinian resistance shot down an Israeli spy Quad Capture drone in eastern central Gaza, which was flying over the area at the same time of the Israeli attacks.

(Source / 17.08.2019) 

FOLLOWING MASS PROTESTS BY WORSHIPERS.. AL AQSA IS OPEN FOR PALESTINIANS OF ALL AGES

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces opened Friday the Al Aqsa mosque for worshipers of all ages after closing it on Thursday, which pushed hundreds of worshipers to to protest and pray at the Asbat gate of the holy mosque.

Israeli occupation forces have broke into the holy mosque before Maghreb prayer on Thursday and forcefully evicted worshipers then closed all gates before allowing only employees over 50 years old into the holy mosque.

The Palestinian Ministry of Islamic Waqf and religious affairs condemned the eviction of worshipers by Israeli forces and deemed it ” a new provocative step being added to previous ones, which aim at achieving the temporal and spatial division of the mosque to facilitate its seizure”.

The Ministry also called on the International community to end “the vicious attack,which pushes the whole region towards religious tension”.

(Source / 16.08.2019)