“Powers” calls for an escalation of the popular resistance in response to the crimes of the occupation

The national and Islamic forces called on the masses of the Palestinian people to escalate the popular resistance in response to the crimes of the occupation, including the crime of colonial settlement and ethnic cleansing.

In a press statement issued after its meeting in Ramallah today, Saturday, the powers affirmed the impossibility of accepting or dealing with any ideas or proposals from any party to legitimize the occupation, and that the only acceptable Palestinian solution is to implement international legitimacy decisions to end the occupation in all its forms from our land And enabling the Palestinian people to exercise their right to self-determination, national independence in a fully sovereign state, with Jerusalem as its capital, and securing the right of return for refugees in accordance with UN Resolution 194.

And I warned against the occupation’s implementation of its aggressive plans in the village of Al-Mughair, east of Ramallah and Al-Bireh Governorate, which is one of the important areas because of its proximity to the Jordan Valley, through settlement construction, and the crackdown on farmers.

The forces also called for a broad campaign to save the lives of the prisoners from the policy of deliberate medical neglect, after the announcement of the captive Mohamed Salah El-Din being diagnosed with cancer, especially with the escalation of the spread of Corona virus and the infection of a number of prisoners with the virus.

She called for wide participation in the marches and events organized in opposition to the occupational annexation plan, including the march on Ahmed Shugairi Square next Tuesday at five in the evening.

(Source / 12.07.2020)

Mandela´s grandson: The occupation aims to remove Palestine from existence

Mandla Mandela, grandson of the activist Nelson Mandela, said that we live in hope that grows day by day, like a seedling in the earth that we will emerge from the darkness and greet each other one one day in a free Palestine. 

“This is the example I wish to live for and achieve, and if necessary, I am prepared to die for this,” the South African MP said during his participation in the “Colonial Plan to Seize the Palestinian Food Basket”: “This is the example i wish to live for and achieve, and if necessary, I am prepared to die for this.

“Mandela the Grandson” added during the seminar: We talk about a subject so close to our beings and a painful reality that words hardly describe them.

“It’s the story of every stone that became a house for settlers, every olive tree uprooted from the valley, every drop of water that has been turned from the dry lips of Palestinian children, and every well filled with rubble to erase the possibility of life and living,” he said.

“No matter how impossible and difficult the current situation may be, the pendulum of justice is always back to restore balance and the natural order of things,” Mandela said.

“In the face of an attempt to annex the Palestinian food basket, the colonists have the military power, and the support of the United States and its friends in the East and the West.”

“We have the weight of justice, a global network of human solidarity and unwavering hope for the future, and I hope to support us through 350 years of struggle for justice in our south African land,” Mandela said.

Mandela addressed the experience of the struggle in South Africa and its approach to the Palestinian situation, explaining that South Africa had turned into a break stop that fed the colonial expansion project, which led to the expulsion of landowners into exile and confined the majority of blacks to a size of 13% of the country in areas that were called Banstantu Homelands.
“They are very similar to palestinian refugee camps in Jordan.”

Mandela stressed that colonial projects are always accompanied by an insatiable appetite for expansion, large-scale expropriation and looting.

The height of that greed, which continued under the Zionist myth of a landless people for a land without a people, had witnessed seven decades of grand theft, taking away the full glory of daylight and in full view of the world.

Mandela warned: Today they have set their sights on the Jordan Valley and tomorrow it will be Jordan, Lebanon and Syria and who knows what next.

The united states of The United States is the only country in the world that has been able to overcome the crisis.

“In the face of the dream of occupying the greater State of Israel, we have only two options of resistance or surrender,” Mandela said.

“We must be quick in our response and in mobilizing the largest network of human solidarity until the grand scheme of U.S.

President Donald Trump and the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, is stopped, the trick of the century,” he said.

“As you reflect on the implications of annexing the Palestinian food basket, let me share with you the colonialism we have suffered in South Africa.

“The colonization of apartheid has left us with a deep legacy of inequality, land hunger, rural underdevelopment and urban informal development, the breakdown of social cohesion, crime, drugs, poverty, high levels of illiteracy, and unimaginable levels of unemployment, especially among young people,” Mandela adds.

“I have no doubt that some of these issues are already facing our sisters and brothers in the Palestinian diaspora, especially those who are forced to live in the miserable conditions prevailing in refugee camps and similar places,” he said.

“We must demand an end to this madness and we will continue to fight for justice for our Palestinian sisters and brothers and the right to exist in peace on their land of birth,” he said.

Mandela called on the United Nations to take an lesson from South Africa’s struggle against apartheid and ensure a fair and equitable distribution of the Palestinians.

“My grandfather refused to give up the armed struggle in the face of the ongoing atrocities and brutality of the apartheid State.”
He pointed out that “The Grandfather Mandela” was initially in his position that justice was a prerequisite for peace and that a negotiated settlement can become a reality only when all political prisoners are free, when all exiles are allowed to return and when all political parties are not banned.

Mandela called on the Government of South Africa and President Cyril Ramaphosa to use South Africa’s position as President of the African Union and its membership in the United Nations Security Council to exert pressure and mobilize everyone to stop this illegal annexation of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley.

He stressed the need to seize the opportunity to mobilize a global network of human solidarity unprecedented in human history.
He said: “We will no longer be satisfied that our land will continue to feed the greed of the power-hungry few. We are no longer satisfied with our position, because the peoples of Palestine, Western Sahara, Kashmir, Syria, Yemen, Myanmar and countless others in Latin America and the world are suffering from humiliation and crimes against humanity, which have degraded them as human beings and our silence about their victory will make us complicit in their suffering.”

Mandela called on the Government of South Africa and President Cyril Ramaphosa to use South Africa’s position as President of the African Union and its membership in the United Nations Security Council to exert pressure and mobilize everyone to stop this illegal annexation of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley.

He stressed the need to seize the opportunity to mobilize a global network of human solidarity unprecedented in human history.

He said: “We will no longer be satisfied that our land will continue to feed the greed of the power-hungry few. We are no longer satisfied with our position, because the peoples of Palestine, Western Sahara, Kashmir, Syria, Yemen, Myanmar and countless others in Latin America and the world are suffering from humiliation and crimes against humanity, which have degraded them as human beings and our silence about their victory will make us complicit in their suffering.”

Mandela called for the unification of global efforts to build a vast network of human solidarity. “This is our only hope of stopping the annexation of the Palestinian territories. This is our only hope to hold the perpetrators of this massive injustice against the Palestinians to account.”

Mandla Mandela is a politician who advocates just causes, notably the Palestinian cause, and he inherited the same values as his struggling grandfather, the pillars of the rule of law, after decades of apartheid policy against blacks.

At a 2019 seminar at the United Nations Office, he had called for no reference to be recognized for attempting to legalize the occupation in Jerusalem and the West Bank.

The symposium, “The Colonial Plan to Seize the Palestinian Food Basket”, was organized by the Arab Organization for the Protection of Nature and the Arab Food Sovereignty Network, in collaboration with the Global Food Sovereignty Alliance.

(Source / 12.07.2020)

Palestinian Factions Call for Popular Resistance in Response to ‘Israeli Crimes’

Majority of Palestinian resistance factions, across the occupied Palestinian territories, on Saturday, called for heightened Palestinian popular resistance, in response to what the factions described as, ‘Israeli occupation crimes against the Palestinian people’.

In a statement, submitted to local media outlets, factions’ representatives held a meeting in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, in which they asserted that continued Israeli occupation crimes against the Palestinian people are a flagrant violation of international law and relevant United Nations’ resolutions.

“We would warn against current colonial Israeli settlement attempts in the al-Mughayyir village, east of the West Bank city of Ramallah, as Israeli government has endorsed some illegal settlement construction in the village. This has been noticed clearly in some restrictions, imposed recently, on local Palestinian farmers”, the statement read.

The factions, mainly those linked with the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), held Israel responsible for what they termed a lack of proper Israeli medical care to Palestinian prisoners, leading to the spread of coronavirus in one of the Israeli prisons.

In response to such Israeli practices, the statement called on all Palestinians in the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip, to take part in a large peaceful protest, this coming Tuesday evening, at the Ahmed al-Shukeiri square, in the city of Ramallah.

Over the past several weeks, colonist Israeli settlers, protected by Israeli troops, have stormed a number of Palestinian-owned lands, across the occupied West Bank, and placed some caravans there.

Palestinians view these practices, as attempts by Israeli settlers to seize Palestinian-owned lands for the purpose of expanding the existing illegal settlements.

The Israeli government itself, announced a plan to annex some 30 percent of the Palestinian West Bank, to the occupation state of Israel.

Although the official annexation has yet to take place, there has been no official announcement suggesting the scheme has been dropped.

The Palestinian Information Center reported, that the national and political parties declared, in a press release, the impossibility of accepting any proposal made by any party that grants the occupation state legitimacy.

The only solution for the Palestinians is for Israel to end the occupation, which would enable the Palestinian people to exercise their right of self-determination, national sovereignty, with Jerusalem as its capital

(Source / 12.07.2020)

Three Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike against administrative detention

he Palestinian Authority’s Commission for Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs reported today that three Palestinian detainees in Israeli detention are still on the hunger strike they declared a few weeks ago in protest against their administrative detention without charge or trial.

The Commission said in a statement that Odi Shehadeh, 24, from Deheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem, and Fadi Ghneimat, 40, from the town of Surif, in the south of the West Bank, have been on hunger strike for 20 and 19 days in a row respectively at Ofer military camp near Ramallah.

The third prisoner, Mahmoud Saadi, from Jenin refugee camp in the north of the West Bank, has been on hunger strike for 12 days and is being held at Hadarim prison.

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Palestinians in administrative detention resort to hunger strike to force Israel to release them because otherwise they could be left in prison for long periods of time without charge or trial and based on secret evidence not available for even their lawyers.

There are currently over 350 Palestinian administrative detainees in Israeli detention, including women and minors, who are imprisoned without a charge of trial.

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(Source / 12.07.2020)

Gaza: 1,500 housing units destroyed by Israel in 2014 still to be rebuilt

Palestinian girls play on the rubble of a house, which was destroyed during the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas militants in the summer of 2014, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on 29 July, 2015 [Abed Rahim Khatib/ApaImages]
Palestinian girls play on the rubble of a house, which was destroyed during the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas militants in the summer of 2014, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on 29 July, 2015

More than 1,500 housing units in the Gaza Strip have not yet been rebuilt since their destruction during the Israeli offensive on the coastal enclave in 2014, Palestinian MP Jamal Al-Khodari, head of the Popular Committee Against the Siege disclosed on Friday.

In a statement sent to mass media, Al-Khodari announced that the suffering of the residents whose homes were destroyed in 2014 is “complex” as they suffer from a lack of homes and from the consequences of the 14-year-long Israeli siege on Gaza.

Al-Khodari also added that more than 500 factories were seriously damaged during the Israeli offensive, noting that 85 per cent of these factories were: “Completely paralysed due to the retention of the Israeli siege.”

READ: 90% of homes in Gaza destroyed by Israel ‘have been rebuilt’

“Despite the end of the Israeli offensive, its repercussions are still continuous,” he stated, noting that the situation in the Gaza Strip is “exceptional and tragic”.

He added that the owners of the factories destroyed during the Israeli offensives have still not received compensation, which is paid only for residential buildings.

Al-Khodari pointed out that the outbreak of the coronavirus along with the continuous Israeli siege have “perpetuated the suffering” of the Palestinians in Gaza and “aggravated their tragedy.”

End Gaza Siege! – Cartoon

(Source / 11.07.2020)

Palestinians bid farewell to Palestinian killed by Israel

Days of Palestine – Salfit – Hundreds of Palestinians marched on Friday in the funeral of Ibrahim Abu Yaaqoub who was murdered by Israeli occupation forces in Salfit, West Bank, on Thursday night.

The funeral procession set off from Yasser Arafat Hospital towards Abu Yaaqoub’s family house in Kifl Hares village in Salfit before he was buried in the village’s cemetery.

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The marchers roamed the streets of Kifl Hares, chanting slogans mourning Abu Yaaqoub and condemning the Israeli crime.

Ibrahim Mustafa Abu Yaaqoub, 34, was killed after he was shot by Israeli occupation forces in Kufl Hares village near the northern West Bank city of Salfit.

Abu Yaaqoub was rushed to nearby Salfit Public Hospital but was announced dead shorty after.

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Mohammad Abdessalam Asaad, 17, another young Palestinian man was also shot and moderatly injured in the foot.

According to eyewitnesses, the occupation forces opened fire at the two young men and killed them in cold blood while out walking with their friends and posing no threat to the lives of the soldiers.

Governor of Salfit, Abdullah Kamil, held Israel responsible for this crime and fostering a culture of immunity for the Israeli occupation forces.

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(Source / 11.07.2020)

Nicaragua rejects Israel’s annexation plans, stands with Palestine

Israelis gather to stage a demonstration to protest against Israel's annexation plan for the illegal settlements in West Bank and Jordan Valley, in Tel Aviv, Israel on June 6, 2020 [Nir Keidar / Anadolu Agency]
Israelis gather to stage a demonstration to protest against Israel’s annexation plan for the illegal settlements in West Bank and Jordan Valley, in Tel Aviv on 6 June 2020

Nicaragua rejected Israel’s plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank warning there will be no peace and stability in the region until the Palestinian people establish an independent state with Jerusalem as its capital.

An official statement delivered by the Nicaraguan government noted that it has been monitoring with concern Israel’s recent actions and violations that are fueling potential instability in order to implement its illegal annexation plans.

The Central American country affirmed the international consensus regarding the application of international law and the terms of reference of the peace process.

It has therefore become necessary to redouble efforts towards achieving the two-state solution to prevent the conflict worsening to unprecedented levels, urged the Nicaraguan government.

READ: Why did Netanyahu pull back on annexation?

International law views both the West Bank and East Jerusalem as occupied territories and considers all Jewish settlement-building activity there as illegal.

Israel was due to begin annexing settlements in the occupied West Bank earlier this month, however, uncertainty surrounds Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s position in light of widespread international rejection of the plan along with differences with the US administration on its application.

Moreover, in the statement, the Central American state made clear its solidarity for the rights of Palestinians and the liberation of Palestine.

Palestine and Nicaragua established diplomatic relations in early 1980.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants welcomed the Republic of Nicaragua’s firm stance rejecting the annexation plan.

Israel's annexation of the West Bank - Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]
Israel’s annexation of the West Bank – Cartoon

(Source / 10.07.2020)

Gaza women rally against Israel’s annexation of West Bank

Hundreds of Palestinian women participated in a rally in besieged Gaza to protest Israel’s plan to annex nearly 30% of the occupied West Bank. 

The rally on Thursday, July 9, organized by the ‘Popular March against Annexation’, carried signs calling for international action against Israel’s illegal annexation.

Some of the signs read, “No to Annexing the West Bank, “Israel’s illegal annexation is an extremely dangerous escalation. #StopAnnexation,” “#ICC4ISRAEL” and “Palestinian Lives Matter”.

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The rally featured several women speakers, who paid tribute to Palestinian women killed and imprisoned by Israel. 

(Source / 10.07.2020)

The European Union allocates 22.7 million euros of humanitarian aid to the Palestinians

The European Union announced today, Wednesday, the provision of 22.7 million euros of humanitarian aid to the most vulnerable groups in Palestine, who are under increasing threat due to violence, difficult conditions and lack of basic services.

The European Union said in a statement today, Wednesday, that the Corona virus increased the humanitarian crisis in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, which was suffering from restrictions imposed on movement before the spread of the epidemic, and the demolition of Palestinian buildings, some of which the European Union funded, since the beginning of the Corona outbreak In the occupied West Bank.

“In these difficult times, the European Union is committed to assisting vulnerable Palestinians to ward off threats to their lives and livelihoods. The Union continues to protect Palestinians and provide vital assistance to them such as health care, education and safe water as a humanitarian donor standing to One aspect of the most vulnerable of Palestinians for a long time. The serious violations of international humanitarian law that lead to the forced displacement of civilians or that make them unable to access basic services and livelihoods must be stopped.

He added: “The European Union’s humanitarian partners have been quick to adapt their interventions to the outbreak of the Corona virus, and put in place measures to preserve the safety of the Palestinians. The Federation has supported testing tents for health care facilities, provided hygiene materials for testing centers, provided cash assistance to vulnerable communities, and contributed to improving access opportunities On water, sanitation, sterilization and hygiene. “

In the Gaza Strip, 1.5 million people live under siege in the Gaza Strip, and living conditions are steadily deteriorating. Therefore, the European Union will provide cash assistance to vulnerable families, safe education for children, and provide care for the injured, who have no way to leave Gaza to obtain specialized care.

In the West Bank, the European Union and several member states continue to support a range of humanitarian assistance partners that protect communities threatened by demolition, eviction and settler violence, through legal and material assistance, and also finance improving students’ access to quality education in light of the continuing violations against education.

(Source / 09.07.2020)

The foreign ministers of France, Germany, Egypt and Jordan reject any change to the borders of 67

The foreign ministers of France, Germany, Egypt and Jordan confirmed that no changes to the 1967 borders were agreed upon by the parties to the conflict.

The Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Ayman Ayman Al-Safadi said after a meeting held today: .

He added: We agreed that this step will have serious consequences for the security and stability of the region, and will constitute a major obstacle to efforts to achieve a comprehensive and just peace, and this step can also have consequences for the relationship with Israel.

Al-Safadi and the foreign ministers of France, Germany and Egypt affirmed the firm commitment to the negotiated two-state solution on the basis of international law and relevant United Nations resolutions, noting that a discussion was held on how to re-start fruitful engagement between the Palestinian and Israeli sides, and to provide our support in facilitating the course of the negotiations.

(Source / 09.07.2020)