Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Six Palestinian Protestors in Jordan Valley

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Israeli soldiers attacked hundreds of Palestinian demonstrators, on Tuesday, in the northern West Bank, striking 6 with tear-gas canisters, while dozens more suffocated on tear-gas, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported.

National factions mobilized a large gathering of peaceful Palestinians to express their condemnation of the Israeli occupation authorities’ destruction of Khirbet Hamsa al-Foqa village, on November 3, 2020.

Protestors carried Palestinian flags and marched towards Khirbet Hamsa al-Foqa village, east of Tubas, in solidarity with the Palestinian community in the northern plains, who were displaced, which displaced more than 85 Palestinians, 35 of whom are children.

The Israeli army opened fire with tear-gas and concussion grenades at demonstrators who oppose Israel’s planned annexation of more Palestinian land, causing six projectile injuries, and dozens more to suffer the toxic effects of tear-gas inhalation.

Four civilians were struck with tear-gas canisters in their feet, and were treated at the scene, while two others needed to be transferred to hospital. One of whom was struck with a tear-gas canister in the head, the other was struck in the abdomen with a tear-gas canister.

Journalists present at the demonstration were obstructed from covering the rally after Israeli forces showered them with tear-gas canisters, forcing them to disperse.

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Palestinians demonstrate in northern Jordan Valley, November 23, 2020

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(Source / 25.11.2020)

Israeli Army Detains Eleven Palestinians from the West Bank, Including a Child

Israeli soldiers, on Tuesday at dawn, detained eleven Palestinian civilians, including a minor, from the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) reported.

It said Israeli forces detained three Palestinians from the Ramallah and al-Biereh governorate, in the central West Bank, namely Majd Samir Al-Khawaja, 27, Ahmed Wael Afana, 25, and Ashraf Salim Al-Rum, 29.

The PPS added that occupation soldiers, stationed in the northern West Bank, detained three Palestinians from Jenin, identified as Tariq Ziyad Al-Jamal, Muhammad Amer Jaradat, and Ali Muhannad Marzouq. Three more civilians from Nablus were detained by the Israeli army, identified as Naseem Musa Al-Jada, Majdi Jalal Nassar, and Maan Faisal Awad.

Soldiers took a child, Anas Ahmed Shaheen, 16, into custody, from the Al-Arroub Refugee Camp, south of Bethlehem, in the southern West Bank, as well as Hussein Issa Al-Awawda, from Doura city, southwest of Hebron.

According to Addameer, Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, 170 children are held in Israeli prisons, and “the most common charge levied against children is throwing stones, a crime that is punishable under military law by up to 20 years in prison.”

“approximately 700 Palestinian children under the age of 18 from the occupied West Bank are prosecuted every year through Israeli military courts after being arrested, interrogated and detained by the Israeli army.”

(Source / 25.11.2020)

Soldiers Attack Medics, Attempt To Abduct Wounded Palestinian From Ambulance

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Tuesday evening, Palestinian medics and attempted to abduct a wounded young man from their ambulance, at the Tayasir military roadblock, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains.

The soldiers stopped a Palestinian ambulance at the roadblock, before breaking into it and attempted to abduct a young man, who was shot by army fire during protests near the roadblock.

The soldiers also assaulted the medics, who were just trying to ensure the safety of the wounded young man.

The ambulance eventually managed to cross the military roadblock and moved the wounded man to a Palestinian hospital.

Palestinian Health Minister, Dr. Mai Al-Kaila, slammed the attack and stated that people around the world can see this serious violation, captured on video.

“This is one of the ongoing and escalating Israeli violations that disregard human life, and international humanitarian laws,” she added, “Medical teams, ambulances, hospitals, and patients must be protected at all times, and should not be subject to any form of danger or violation.”

The incident took place after the soldiers attacked hundreds of Palestinian demonstrators, striking 6 with tear-gas canisters, while dozens more suffocated on tear-gas.

National factions mobilized a large gathering of peaceful Palestinians to express their condemnation of the Israeli occupation authorities’ destruction of Khirbet Hamsa al-Foqa village, on November 3, 2020.

The Israeli army claims the community was established in what it called “a military zone” in Area C of the occupied West Bank, under full Israeli control. The army frequently unilaterally declared certain areas of the occupied West Bank are “military” or “security” zones.

(Source / 25.11.2020)

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, eight Palestinians, including former political prisoners, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported,

The PPS office in Hebron, in southern West Bank, said the soldiers searched many homes in Beit Awwa town, west of Hebron, before abducting Nidal Yasser Masalma, Sajed Ismael Masalma, Sameeh Abdul-Qader Masalma and Yousef Hasan Masalma.

The four are former political prisoners who spent years in Israeli prisons and detention centers.

In Hebron city, the soldiers also searched homes, before abducting Kamal Kamel al-Ajlouni.

In Ramallah, in central West Bank, the soldiers abducted Mohammad Mahmoud Zeebar, from his home in Kobar town, northwest of the city.

In Nablus, in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted two Palestinians, identified as Amro Tharifa and Hasan Mabrouk.

(Source / 25.11.2020)

Soldiers Demolish Five Residential Structures Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers demolished, Wednesday, five residential structures, owned by Palestinians in the Hebron governorate, in southern West Bank.

The soldiers, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded the ar-Rakeez area, east of Yatta town, and demolished a 65 square/meter residential structure, owned by Rasmi Abi Arram.

The soldiers also demolished a 35 square/meter structure, owned by Hatem Makhamra, in the at-Tiwani area, east of Yatta.

The soldiers also demolished a structure, owned by Jalal al-‘Amour, in Saroura area. The Palestinian and his family live in a cave in the area, due to Israeli restrictions on constructions.

Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the National and Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, said the soldiers also demolished two residential structures, in Khallet ad-Dabe’ area, in Masafer Yatta.

Jabour added that the demolished brick and tin structures are owned by Jaber Ali Dababsa and his brother Amer.

He also said the soldiers demolished another residential structure, owned by Fayez Makhamra, in Maghayir al-Abeed Bedouin community, east of Yatta.

In addition, Israeli bulldozers destroyed a water network used by Palestinians from Safi area, east of Yatta, only one week after handing the Palestinians the demolition order.

It is worth mention that Israel has already handed more than 16 demolition orders in the area, this month alone; seven structures have been demolished.

Israel has been escalating the violations in the area, by demolishing home and structures, as part of the attempts to occupy the lands to expand the illegal colonies of Karmiel, Avigal, Givat Avigal and Ma’on.

In related news, the soldiers handed a demolition order targeting an agricultural hothouse, east of Qalqilia, in northern West Bank.

The hothouse, used for planting fruits and vegetables, sits on a dunam of land in Jayyous village, east of Qalqilia, and is owned by Moath Wajeeh Khaled.

(Source / 25.11.2020)

Army Demolishes Two Homes, Sheds, Near Jericho

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, Fasayel area, north of Jericho Palestinian city, in the occupied West Bank, and demolished two homes, in addition to sheds.

Media sources said the demolished homes, and structures, are owned by Palestinians from Sawarka and Nawawra families.

The Israeli army claimed the demolished buildings were constructed without a permit from the “Civil Administration Office,” the administrative branch of the illegal occupation of the West Bank.

Jihad Abu al-‘Asal, the governor of Jericho and Northern Plains, denounced the Israeli violations, and described them as an attempt to change the geography and demography in the area.

“The ongoing demolitions, violations, and the organized forcible transfer, displacement, of the Palestinians, are part of Israel’s serious violations against our people,” he said, “We call on regional and international organizations, human rights groups, to intervene and force Israel to comply with international laws and human rights treaties.

(Source / 25.11.2020)

Israeli Army, Dozens of Settlers Invade Ancient Plot in Sebastia

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The Israeli army, Wednesday, provided cover for dozens of extremist Israeli settlers to invade the archeological site in Sebastia, north of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank, according to a local official.

Mayor of Sebastia, Mohammad Azzem told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that while illegal Israeli colonists stormed the ancient location, Israeli soldiers fired tear-gas canisters and concussion grenades, no injuries were reported.

Azzem pointed out that Israeli colonialist settlers have urged others to storm the site often, with the intention of claiming rights to the sacred site.

Israeli soldiers, along with settlers recurrently invade this plot of land, while Palestinian authorities have no security rights over the site.

The Sebastia archeological site, is under Palestinian civil control and joint Israeli-Palestinian security control, as categorized under the Oslo Accords, as it is located in “Area B’ which makes up 22% of the occupied West Bank.

(Source / 25.11.2020)

Djibouti: Ties with Israel only after peace gesture to Palestinians

In an interview with The Africa Report this week, President of Djibouti Ismail Omar Guelleh stated that Djibouti will not establish official ties with Israel without progress towards peace with the Palestinians.

Asked whether Djibouti will follow suit of UAE, Bahrain and Sudan in normalizing ties with Israel, Guelleh answered, “No, because the conditions aren’t ripe.”

He said, “We neither have a problem with the Jews as a people nor the Israelis as a nation.”

The president also pointed out that Israelis come to his country to do business, and citizens of Djibouti have been permitted to travel to Israel for the past 25 years.

“However, we take issue with the Israeli government because they’re denying Palestinians their inalienable rights. All we ask that the government do is make one gesture of peace, and we will make 10 in return. But I’m afraid they’ll never do that,” added Guelleh.

Till now, Sudan was the last Arab country to agree to establish official ties with Israel, after Egypt, Jordan, UAE and Bahrain.

(Source / 25.11.2020)

‘Israel’ demolishes six West Bank houses

Occupied West Bank (QNN)- Israeli authorities demolished six houses in Masafer Yatta and the Jordan Valley in occupied Hebron today.

Local sources said Israeli forces demolished the houses of Rasmi Abu Iram and Hatem Makhamreh in Masafer Yatta.

Israeli bulldozers also demolished a toilet in Al Saroureh owned by Jalal Omur, who lives with his family in a cave.

Two tin houses were also demolished in Masafer Yatta. Two houses were also demolished in Fasayel in the Northern Jordan Valley.

(Source / 25.11.2020)

Boycott Pillsbury Company, Palestinian and pro-Palestinian activists urge

Palestinian and pro-Palestinian activists have called to boycott Pillsbury Company, which manufactures frozen baked goods in a factory in Atarot Industrial Zone, an illegal Israeli settlement in the occupied Palestinian territory.

On February 12, 2020, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights published a list of companies that have been involved in Israel’s illegal settlement activities in occupied Palestinian territories, which considered illegal under international law.

The list of 112 companies includes major multinational corporations such as Airbnb, Motorola Solutions and JCB, and General Mills.

The activities related to illegal Israeli settlements included, as the UN report issued:

•Supplying equipment and materials facilitating the construction and expansion of settlements and Israel’s West Bank barrier.

•Supplying equipment for the demolition of housing and property, and the destruction of farms, greenhouses, olive groves and crops
Providing services and utilities supporting the maintenance and existence of settlements, including transport.

•Banking and financial operations helping to develop, expand or maintain settlements and their activities, including loans for housing and businesses.

The Palestinians said the report was a “victory for international law”, but the occupation state called it “shameful”.

Pillsbury Company included in the list

General Mills is a multinational food conglomerate headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It has been described as one of ten companies that “control almost every large food and beverage brand in the world.” The company owns more than 100 brands.

General Mills bought the Pillsbury Company in 2001 and has owned the Pillsbury brand ever since.

However, Pillsbury manufactures frozen baked goods in a factory in Atarot Industrial Zone, an illegal Israeli settlement in the occupied Palestinian territory, violating international law and contributing to gross human rights abuses.

The factory is owned by Israeli company Shalgal (Food) Ltd and is used exclusively to make Pillsbury products as the Israeli licensee of Pillsbury.

The factory started manufacturing Pillsbury products for General Mills in 2002, and was expanded that year using $2 million of Israeli government money.

Here’s why you should boycott Pillsbury

Atarot Industrial Zone is located north of Jerusalem and is part of the area of the West Bank known as “East Jerusalem,” which Israeli occupation illegally annexed during the 1967 war.

The Pillsbury factory was built on land that belongs to Beit Hanina, a Palestinian town that Israeli occupation made into a neighborhood of Jerusalem and later split into two by the apartheid wall.

Illegal under international law, these settlements are built on confiscated Palestinian land and have been used to justify forcing Palestinians out of their homes; restricting their movement; severely limiting Palestinian access to basic resources, including land and water; and perpetuating a system of segregation and inequality between Palestinians and Israelis.

They also violate Fourth Geneva Convention, which prohibits the move of populations into an area occupied by force, to prevent more wars of expansion.

Pillsbury and the other companies directly contribute to the settlement economy and help perpetuate this system of control and expropriation in denial of Palestinians’ basic rights.

(Source / 25.11.2020)