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) 

PA denies importing gas from Israel

Tamar gas field

Head of the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) delegation to the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum in Cairo, Mohammed Mustafa, denied that the PA is to import natural gas from Israel, news agencies reported on Friday.

Mustafa announced, according to news agency Wafa, that the news reports about this were “not precise”.

His remarks came several hours after the announcement by the Israeli energy minister, Yuval Steinitz, that there were discussions with the PA to import gas from Israel.

Mustafa, the director of the Palestinian Investment Fund, called for not missing the development of the Palestinian natural gas field off the Gaza shores, known as Gaza Marine, and the efforts being exerted to solve the electricity crisis in Gaza.

Gaza Marine, is a natural gas field discovered by British Gas in the 1990s. It is located 36 kilometres off the Gaza shores, however, Israel has been preventing its development.

READ: Palestine is under multiple occupations

(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) 

Israel Opens Dams, Floods Agricultural Land in Gaza

For the third time in one week, on Saturday, Israel opened dams collecting rain water towards lands east of Gaza City, flooding hundreds of dunams of agricultural land, said witnesses.

WAFA correspondent said that Israel opened the dams and drained the collected rainwater toward the Gaza Strip flooding and damaging hundreds of dunams of land planted with wheat, barley, peas, cabbage, and cauliflower.

Losses to farmers were estimated in the thousands of dollars, the Palestine News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported.

(Source / 19.01.2020) 


Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Groups of extremist Jewish settlers on Sunday broke into Al Aqsa mosque under protection by the Israeli police and special forces.

A source from the Department of Islamic Waqf told QNN reporter that 130 Jewish fanatics broke into Al Aqsa mosque this morning.

The intruders included 32 students from right-wing religious institutes and universities, who broke into the holy mosque escorted by an Israeli soldier.

35 settlers from the Israeli government also broke into the holy mosque.

QNN reporter added that the settlers performed rituals in the eastern area of the holy mosque while large numbers of Israeli special forces protected them.

The Israeli authorities had earlier this month prevented Palestinian worshipers from entering to Al Aqsa mosque for periods ranging from one week to six months, accusing them of performing prayers at the Mercy payer room.

(Source / 19.01.2020) 


Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- The occupation state continues to hold Mus’ab Abu Ghazaleh (15 years old) in solitary confinement at Ovik jail for the 27th day.

The Committee of Prisoners and Former Prisoners said in a statement that “putting the child in solitary confinement happened after he refused to stay with Israeli criminal prisoners in the same cells”.

The committee stressed that “Mus’ab is held in an isolated cell that lacks his very basic needs. He insists, however, not to be jailed with Israeli criminal prisoners, who are convicted of drug dealing and rape”.

The Committee added that “the occupation intentionally holds Palestinian child prisoners with criminals, who assault and rob them”.

The 15-year-old child went on a hunger strike last month in protest against being jailed with criminal prisoners.

Abu Ghazaleh had spent one year under house arrest. An Israeli court ordered to jail him for three months immediately after he completed his house arrest sentence.

(Source / 19.01.2020) 


By Sari Al-Qudwa

The Israeli occupation government practices the worst forms of organised terrorism against the Palestinian people, including theft, destruction, forgery, looting and seizing Palestinian rights. These practices are evidence of the atrocity of the organised terrorism led by the Israeli intelligence services known as the Shin Bet, Aman and Mossad, as this audacity has reached the level of stealing organs from the bodies of Palestinian martyrs that have been seized.

A number of Israeli doctors supervise the implementation of the most accurate and dangerous organised organ theft from the bodies of Palestinians without the consent or knowledge of their families. After it stole the Palestinian land and history, the occupation is stealing human organs in complex operations carried out by its gangs, thus violating all laws. This is considered a heinous crime and bitter reality by all standards.

After Arab and international journalists and institutions published reports on this and several human rights organisations called for the prosecution of the occupation for carrying out the most heinous thefts in modern history, seizing the bodies of Palestinian martyrs and stealing their organs to save the lives of Israelis. This is considered one of the ugliest crimes and organised terrorism brutally led by the Israeli security agencies’ gangs.

Swedish journalist Donald Bostrom published a report in August 2009 in Sweden’s Aftonbladet newspaper in which he revealed that the occupation government stole the organs of the martyr, Bilal Ghanem, 19, who died in 1992. According to the report, his body was handed over and it was clear that Bilal had been cut open from his neck to his abdomen and his organs had been stolen. The matter was very clear when he was being prepared for burial, which proves that the doctors from the forensic medicine institute took part of the body. Organs have been taken from bodies still held in the cemetery of numbers, where the occupation government keeps the bodies of Palestinian martyrs and still refuses to hand them over to their relatives.

The body of Bilal Ahmad Ghanem (19 years old). Ghanem was killed by Israeli soldiers, who also stole his organs

In a past investigation, Director of the Abu Kabir Institute of Forensic Medicine, Yehuda Hiss, admitted stealing the organs of Palestinian martyrs while performing autopsies. The recorded confessions of Dr Hiss in 2000 addressed the way the forensic medicine institute was managed and how skin and corneas were stolen from the bodies that were sent to the institution illegally. Dr Hiss and the doctors working under him would steal corneas from the eyes of Palestinian martyrs. Palestinian families mentioned they would notice large incisions in the abdominal and chest of their relatives who were killed in Israeli attacks during the First Intifada that took place in 1987. The occupation army had seized their bodies before handing them over.

What we need is to open this file and consider it seriously in order to demand supervision over the occupation’s crimes and ending it by opening a major investigation. A team of international lawyers informed of these crimes must be formed and they must work to expose them on an international level in order to prosecute the occupation leaders. No matter how far the occupation government’s arrogance, practices and crimes against the Palestinian people go, we cannot allow them to avoid international prosecution. We must work to activate Arab and Palestinian efforts, as well as official and popular European efforts to hold the occupation leaders accountable for the war crimes they continue to commit against the Palestinian people.

(Source / 19.01.2020) 


Ramallah (QNN)- The Israeli occupation army on Sunday raided a school in the village of Deir Nidham in western Ramallah.

Sources told QNN that the students of the school were having a normal school day and there was no reason for the army to break into the school.

It also added that the soldiers suddenly broke into the school’s courtyards and the main building. The principal and teachers tried to prevent them from reaching the students and classes, however, they failed.

The army claimed that someone at the school threw stones at them.

The sources told QNN reporter that “the army raided one of the school buildings and searched eight classes in addition to the teachers’ room and the WC”.

“They were looking for a specific person”, the sources said.

Deir Nidham secondary co-ed school includes 232 students, who study in all grades from kindergarten to secondary level. 

(Source / 19.01.2020)