Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- The Israeli Magistrate’s Court ruled to expel a Palestinian family from their house in Silwan to the South of Al Aqsa mosque, claiming that it belongs to Israeli settlers.

Wadi Hilweh Information Center said that the court ruled on Sunday to empty a residential building owned by Naser Rajabi family in the neighborhood of Batn El Hawa and grant it for the settlement organization “Ateret Cohanim”, claiming that the land, where the building was built back in 1948, is owned by Jews.

The center and the committee of Batn El Hawa said in a joint statement on Sunday that the judge of the Magistrate’s Court rejected an appeal by Rajabi family, who challenged injunctions by the settlement organization issued in 2016. They started ever since a court battle to prove the family’s ownership of the land and building.

The 3-story residential building shelters 16 Palestinians, including children, elderlies, and people with special needs. The statement added that the last court session was in last September. The judge, however, issued his biased decision yesterday.

The statement also added that “Ateret Cohanim” was authorized to administrate the properties, which are claimed to be owned by Jews in 2001. It started issuing injunctions in 2015, ordering 84 Palestinian families to evacuate the neighborhood.

The Rajabi building is one of several other buildings that are targeted by the settlement organization, which plans to grab the property of nearly 2 acres in Batn El Hawa, as the organization claims that they were owned by Yemeni Jews back in 1881.

“Ateret Cohanim” claims that the Israeli supreme court recognized the ownership of Yemeni Jews to the land.

The statement added that the targeted land has 35 residential buildings built on it and all of its residents have been living in the neighborhood for decades after buying the lands from their former owners. They also have the documents, which prove that.

Haaretz reported that the residents were given until July 1 to empty the building.

(Source / 20.01.2020) 

Israeli Intelligence Summons Former Mufti For Questioning

 the former Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Akrema Sabri

The former Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Akrema Sabri

On Sunday, the Israeli occupation police and intelligence summoned the former Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Akrema Sabri, for questioning, local sources said.

Intelligence and police officers raided Sabri’s home in occupied Jerusalem and handed him a note ordering him to show up for questioning at Qashla police station in the city.


After summoning him this morning, the Israeli security ordered the former Mufti of Jerusalem and current head of the Higher Islamic Council, Sheikh Ekrema Sabri, off Al-Aqsa Mosque for one week, according to sources.

(Source / 20.01.2020) 

Israeli Forces Detain 11 Palestinians In The West Bank

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On Sunday night, Israeli occupation forces detained 11 Palestinians, including a minor, during raids that targeted several areas in the occupied West Bank, said the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS).

PPS said in a statement that Israeli army broke into the village of Beit Fajjar, near Bethlehem, and detained four former prisoners. Three of the detainees are from Deriya family.

It also said that the forces detained four a 16-year-old minor from Qalqilya, who was identified as Nidal Safwan Salim.

Israeli army also arrested one Palestinian from Ramallah and a woman from Hebron, identified as Rawan Qabaja, 30, who was later released after paying a $130 bill and after a few hours of interrogations.

The PPS noted that Israeli police also detained six Palestinians from Jerusalem and released them a couple of hours later.

Meanwhile, the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission said in a statement that Israeli soldiers had let a police dog attack 17-year-old Qais Ararawi, from Jenin, during his detention, before he was taken to interrogation and later moved to Megiddo prison, where he is currently incarcerated.

(Source / 20.01.2020) 

At Least 22 Palestinian Families To Be Forced By The Israeli Municipality To Leave Their Old City Homes

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The Israeli occupation municipality in Jerusalem issued yesterday a notice of eviction against seven Palestinian households in the neighborhood of Bab al-Silsila (Chain Gate) in Jerusalem’s Old City after claims their houses are on the verge of collapse due to cracks in the walls, which Palestinian say were caused from Israeli excavations under the houses.

Adnan Ghaith, the Palestinian Authority’s governor of Jerusalem, told WAFA news agency that the chance of collapse and the cracks in the buildings were the result of excavation carried out by settler organizations with the support and protection of the Israeli government in an attempt to give Jerusalem a Jewish identity while displacing its Palestinian residents.

Rashid Zahdeh, a resident of Bab al-Silsila, said that 22 families may be forced to evacuate their homes. He said that seven families have already been told to evacuate their homes as soon as possible while the remaining families are expected to get the notices in the near future.

He said that the Israeli excavations at Bab al-Silsila, which is one of the gates leading to Al-Aqsa Mosque, are going to displace 200 Palestinian residents of Jerusalem, which he believes is an intentional policy to force remove Palestinians from the Old City under various pretexts and replace them with Jewish settlers.

(Source / 20.01.2020) 

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) 

Army Abducts Four Palestinians Near Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday evening, four young Palestinian men, near Qalqilia, in northern West Bank.

Media sources said the soldiers abducted the four Palestinians at a military roadblock, which was installed between Qalqilia and Nablus.

They added that the abducted Palestinians have been identified as Amro Mohammad Abu Haniyya, Nidal Safwan Salim, Mansour ‘Assem Salim, and Ali Husan Sweidan.

Also on Saturday evening, the soldiers invaded Azzoun and fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs at Palestinians, protesting the invasion.

Medical sources said the soldiers moderately injured one Palestinian, and caused several others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

(Source / 19.01.2020) 

PPS: “Army Abducts Eleven Palestinians In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Sunday, at least eleven Palestinians, including a guard of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, from several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported.

The PPS office in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, said the soldiers stormed and searched homes, and abducted a guard of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, identified as Arafat Najeeb, in addition to Najib Siyam.

The soldiers also abducted another Palestinian, identified as Mohammad Sa’id ad-Daddo, from his home in Jerusalem, and took him to an interrogation facility.

Furthermore, the soldiers stormed the home of Sheikh Ekrima Sabri, the head of the Higher Islamic Committee and the Khatib of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, from his home in Jerusalem’s Suwwana neighborhood, and ransacked the property, before summing him for interrogation.

The soldiers also handed an order to Sheikh Ahmad Abu Ghazala, barring him from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque until this coming Friday.
In related news, the soldiers invaded many neighborhoods in the Old City, and several parts of East Jerusalem, including Beit Hanina, Silwan and Ras al-Amoud, stopped and searched many Palestinians, and interrogated them while inspecting their ID cards.

The soldiers also stormed and ransacked several shops in Silwan, and searched many cars, causing damage.

In addition, the soldiers invaded Tarqoumia town, west of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, before storming and ransacking the home of a lawyer, identified as Akram Abu Haltam, and abducted his wife, a teacher and a mother of four children, identified as Rawan Shaker Qabaja.

In the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, the soldiers abducted Mohannad Jaber Abu Sill, 33, from his home, in addition to ransacking the home of Issa Ribhi Abu Eid, in the Shiokh town, east of Hebron.

In Bethlehem, south of Jerusalem, the soldiers invaded many homes in Beit Fajjar town, south of the city, and abducted five former political prisoners, identified as Anas Shaher Deeriyya, Awni Ahmad Taqatqa, Ahmad Salti Thawabta, Yousef Zaki Deeriyya, and Ragheb Hussein Deeriyya.

It is worth mentioning that, on Sunday morning, the soldiers invaded Deir Nitham Secondary School, in Deir Nitham village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and searched it, causing anxiety attacks among the students, in addition to threatening to abduct many of them.

On Saturday evening, the soldiers abducted four young Palestinian men, near Qalqilia, in northern West Bank.

(Source / 19.01.2020) 

Israeli Soldiers Invade Palestinian School West of Ramallah

Israeli forces raided, on Sunday, a Palestinian school and terrorized its students in the village of Deir Nizam, west of Ramallah in central occupied West Bank.

According to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA), soldiers invaded the school and ransacked classrooms, causing panic and fear among students as soldiers threatened to detain them.

Soldiers claimed that rocks were allegedly thrown by some students at illegal settlers’ vehicles near the village.

In related news, recently Israeli forces, demolished the foundations of a new school that was in the process of being built, east of Yatta town, south of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron.

Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, states that everyone has the right to education, and that education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.

(Source / 19.01.2020) 

Video: Palestinian Woman Arrested at Al-Aqsa After Alleged Stabbing Attempt

Israeli police detained, on Saturday, a Palestinian woman at Damascus Gate, at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in Jerusalem, after an alleged attempted stabbing attack, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported.

Witnesses stated that several police officers at the heavily fortified gate jumped the female worshiper, whose identity was not immediately known, before taking her away in handcuffs.

Police closed Damascus Gate as well as nearby streets and prevented people from entering or leaving the Old City after the incident.

Two videos below show the brutal handling of the woman, however no evidence of an attempted stabbing is noted.

(Source / 19.01.2020)