Israeli occupation forces yesterday arrested 11 Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, raided the house of Hamas leader Hassan Yousef and handed him a summons to the Israeli intelligence office, Quds Press reported.
According to an Israeli army statement, the Palestinians who were arrested were being interrogated over their participation in the popular resistance against illegal settlements.
The Palestinian Prisoners’ Club reported that Faisal Al-Najjar, his wife and sons, Mohammed and Mousa, were among the detainees.
In Ramallah, Israeli occupation forces raided the house of Hamas leader Hassan Yousef and handed summoned him for questioning next Tuesday.
A Palestinian family in occupied East Jerusalem were forced to demolish their own home
A Palestinian family in occupied East Jerusalem were forced to demolish their own home on Monday, Quds News reported.
An Israeli court ordered Palestinian resident Ibrahim Abu Seiba to destroy his family home or risk hefty fines and demolition fees.
The demolition order was issued under the context that the house was built without building permits, which are almost impossible for Palestinians to obtain.
Occupied East Jerusalem is located in what the Oslo Accords designated as ‘Area C’ which calls under full Israeli military and administrative control, as a result the occupation state regularly issues demolition orders to Palestinians in the area, both those who have built homes to house their expanding families and those that have existed for decades.
The Palestinian Colonisation and Wall Resistance Commission reported that Israeli forces demolished 313 homes in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem during the first half of 2020.
Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, Palestinian olive orchards near Wad Rahhal village, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and uprooted more than 100 saplings.
Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the Bethlehem office of the Wall & Colonization Resistance Commission, has reported that the soldiers uprooted more than 100 olive saplings in a 2.5 Dunams orchard.
Breijiyya added that the orchard is owned by Amer Abu Zaghrit, and that the soldiers also demolished retaining walls surrounding his land.
The official also stated that, despite the Israeli allegation that the area is assigned as “archeological,” Israel is planning to annex 1200 Dunams from their Palestinian owners, to build a new illegal colony.
Israeli soldiers demolished, Tuesday, two Palestinian residential tents in the al-Fakheet, Khirbat Maghayir al-Abeed and Susiya villages, near Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron.
Fuad al-‘Amour, the coordinator of the Protection and Steadfastness Committee in Masafer Yatta, stated that the soldiers invaded the al-Fakheet village, before destroying a residential tent, inhabit by Jamil Mahmoud al-‘Amour and his family of four.
He added that the soldiers confiscated the tent, and construction material, in addition to removing a barbwire fence, surrounding a land, owned by Raed Salam al-‘Amour.
The soldiers also invaded Khirbat Maghayir al-Abeed village, before demolishing a tent inhabited by Salah Shehada Makhamra and his family.
The residents voiced appeals to various legal, national and interrogation human rights groups, to intervene and stop the constant Israeli violations, aimed at removing the Palestinians from their lands before confiscating them to build and expand illegal, segregated colonies.
Furthermore, the soldiers invaded Susiya village, east of Yatta, before demolishing and confiscating a residential tent, owned by Ahmad Jabr Hammad and his family.
The army also confiscated construction material, concrete mixer, and a power generator, in addition to handing a Palestinian, identified as Khaled Hammad Awad, a military warrant to stop the installation of a residential structure made of tin.
In related news, the soldiers invaded Teqoua’ town, southeast of Hebron, and handed demolition orders targeting barns and sheds, in addition to informing the owners that they need to destroy and remove their properties or face excessive fines and fees.
The soldiers also threatened to abduct farmers in the town if they enter their lands or work on them, in addition to summoning one of them for interrogation.
These Israeli violations are part of the escalating violations, and the attempts to remove the Palestinians from their lands, so that Israel can build and expand its illegal colonies, in direct violation of International Law and the Fourth Geneva Convention.
Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Israeli authorities on Wednesday forced Ibrahim Abu Jom’a from At Tour neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem to demolish his under-construction house under the pretext of being built without a permit.
Abu Jom’a told QNN that his brother and he have been building two apartments above the house of their father.
He added that the Israelis ordered them to demolish the apartments four months ago and imposed heavy fines on them, accusing them of illegal construction, although they tried to get a construction permit but the occupation state rejected it.
He also said that his lawyer told him that he will have to demolish the 170-meter apartments himself or he will have to pay a 70,000 NIS penalty.
In the same context, Israeli bulldozers demolished today a wall belonging to Hamzah Mughrabi in Qalandya.
The Israeli army also stormed Atarot and demolished agricultural structures and leveled a land belonging to the families of Abu Rmouz and Shweiki.
The occupation state had demolished over 90 residential, agricultural, and commercial structures in occupied Jerusalem this year.
Israeli occupation uses different pretexts to attack the Gaza Strip in order to terrorise its 2 million residents
Israeli occupation jets, tanks and artilleries bombed several areas across besieged Gaza Strip; Health Ministry in Gaza reported 53 trauma cases.
The Israeli heavy attacks caused much material damage in civilian buildings and agricultural farms across the besieged enclave.
Interior Ministry reported that the attacks targeted a number of security bases and watchtowers along the eastern side of the Strip.
About the attacks, the Israeli occupation army claimed that it targeted infrastructure of the Palestinian resistance.
Israeli occupation uses different pretexts to attack the Gaza Strip in order to terrorise its 2 million residents.
The Israeli occupation turned the Gaza Strip into an open-air prison since 2007, when it imposed a strict siege over its people as a punishment for practicing their right if choosing their rulers through free elections.
Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, and demolished a three-story residential building under the pretext of being constructed without a permit.
Media sources said the soldiers invaded Wadi Qaddoum neighborhood in Silwan, before surrounding a residential building after imposing a siege on the entire area.
They added that the soldiers then invaded the building, owned by three siblings, identified as Wa’el, Ala’ and Nader Tahhan, before forcing them out, and demolished it.
The soldiers refused to even allow the siblings enough time to remove all their furniture and belongings, before destroying the building.
It is worth mentioning that the building was constructed in the year 1990, and the family has since been paying high fines and fees, exceeding 250.000 Shekels, after the city denied all permit applications.
In June of this year, an Israeli court in Jerusalem ruled against the family and ordered the demolition of the property.
The destruction of the property rendered twenty-five Palestinians, including children, homeless.
On Monday, Israeli soldiers demolished more than four Palestinian homes, in addition to a water reservoir, under the allegations of being built without permits from the Israeli occupation authorities, the same authorities who continue to deny the Palestinians the right to build on their own land to accommodate for their expanding families, while continuing to construct and expand illegal colonies, installed in direct violation of International Law.
On Monday alone, Israeli soldiers demolished more than four Palestinian homes, in addition to a water reservoir, under the allegations of being built without permits from the Israeli occupation authorities, the same authorities who continue to deny the Palestinians the right to build on their own land to accommodate for their expanding families, while continuing to construct and expand illegal colonies, installed in direct violation of International Law.
Several army jeeps and bulldozers invaded the Farasin village, west of Jenin in northern West Bank, and demolished a home and a water reservoir used by the Palestinians.
The head of al-Farasin Village Council, Mahmoud Amarna, stated that the soldiers demolished a 250 cubic/meter water reservoir providing the needed water supplies to the villagers.
He added that the soldiers also demolished a 70 square/meter home, owned by Fayez Amarna, rendering five family members, including children, homeless.
It is worth mentioning that, ten days ago, the soldiers invaded the village and handed military orders for the demolition of 36 homes, structures, and water wells, and informed the villagers that their structures will be leveled within a few days.
Around 200 Palestinians live in the al-Farasin, which was officially designated and recognized by the Palestinian Ministerial Council as a village several months ago, however, the Israeli occupation authorities decided to demolish it.
Also on Monday, the soldiers and personnel of the City Council in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, demolished a home, owned by Ibrahim Abu Seeb’a, in the southern part of the city, rendering him and family, homeless.
The soldiers also demolished another home, owned by Khaled Abu Ta’a, in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, in Jerusalem, displacing him and his family.
Abu Ta’a told the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) that he has six family members, and he recently modified a home for his older son, who is getting married soon. (See link to Silwanic Video)
“Two months after modifying the property, the City Council came and ordered the demolition of the property,” he stated, “I tried all legal venues for more than 18 months, and I tried to obtain a construction permit twice but was denied. In the end, I decided to self-demolish my property to avoid the high fines and fees they impose on the Palestinians if the occupation authorities carry the demolition out.”
“I was only given one month to demolish the property, and other Palestinians here helped me carry the demolition out,” he added, “In the year 1948 when Israel was established in the historic land of Palestine, we were forced out of Lifta village, and we could never return. All these lands, including ours, were part of Lifta village. And now Israel is claiming all these lands have been confiscated.”
“We are surrounded from every direction and are constantly targeted,” Abu Ta’a added, “I have been living here since the year 1961, and in the year 1965 Israel started building colonies, a police station, and parking facility on more than half of my privately-owned lands. There is nothing I can do, even the remaining 85 square/meter of my land, they want it, and they now demolished the home.”
In addition, the soldiers forced another Palestinian family, in the southern part of occupied Jerusalem, to demolish their home, rendering them, including the children, homeless.
The home is owned by Ibrahim Abu Seeb’a, and is built on his land. His children had to watch the destruction of their home, their place of safety while sobbing and crying so that Israel can build its illegal colonies, and other colonialist facilities.
Earlier Monday, the soldiers invaded Khirbit Beit Iskariya village, isolated by the illegal Gush Etzion colonialist bloc, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and demolished a Palestinian home.
Meanwhile in Hebron, in southern West Bank, and amidst the continued destruction of Palestinian homes and property, Israel soldiers installed a new fortified observation room In Tal Abu Jundiyya area, east of Yatta town.
The room, which contains fortified glass overlooks the Palestinian homes in the area, and the illegal Havat Ma’on colony, which was built on private Palestinian lands.
Occupied Hebron (QNN)- Israeli vehicles demolished on Tuesday facilities and equipment in the village of Susiya, south of Yatta, Hebron.
The head of Susiya village council, Jihad Nawajaa, told QNN that the Israeli forces stormed the village in this morning. The forces proceeded to dismantle and demolish a tent that has been used as storage and belonging to Ahmed Nawajaa. All contents of the tent have been confiscated.
He added that the Israeli forces confiscated the roof of another residential under-construction tent belonging to Khaled Nawajaa.
During the confiscation action, confrontations occurred between the Israeli forces and locals of the village, who gathered, trying to prevent the forces that began to attack the Palestinians in order to expel them from the village.
The coordinator of the National Committee against the Wall and the settlements in southern Hebron, Ratib Al-Jabour, said that the Israeli forces stormed the village, demolished the tents, and seized its contents.
Susiya is classified within the “C” areas, according to the Oslo accords, and is located under Israeli security control.
The village of Susiya contains 45 Palestinian families, including nearly 400 persons, and is subjected to a series of continuous violations by the Israeli forces. In 2019, the Israeli forces demolished about eight facilities in the village.