The usual Ramadan atmosphere was absent from Hanadi Tayseer’s house on the first day of the holy month, as the family did not meet at the iftar table, and did not go to perform prayers in the mosque, due to the preventive measures to curb the spread of Corona virus.
Umm Mahmoud says that she did not feel the joy that she used to at her home in the city of Jenin, as the dining table was limited to one meal unlike previous years, due to the impact of isolation on her family’s economic circumstances, so there is no love of love, no sweets, no sweets, or delicious items on this year’s table, after To stop the work of the majority of the family members.
Umm Mahmoud bemoaned the absence of Ramadan rituals this year, and the accompanying restricted social relations, and hopes that the nightmare of the virus will end soon.
Arbaeen Abu Islam was one of the well-known magicians in Ramadan. He says that he only has memories of him after the month came in the time of Corona.
And Abdul-Rahim Khalil Al-Staini believes that everything has changed during Ramadan this year, and there is only nostalgia for the phenomena and spirituality of the Holy Month.
Umm Adam, from the village of Bir al-Basha, says that the most difficult thing in the current Ramadan is the absence of her husband, Hayel Asaad Jababsha, who is detained in the occupation prisons. The mother tries to alleviate her children’s grief over the absence of their father as possible.
She adds that they ate breakfast with her husband’s family “milk and rice”, as most people cook “green or white” so that their days are green or white, an expression of optimism and hope.
As for the seventieth argument, which is spiritual, Jamal received Ramadan alone at her home in the city of Jenin, where she adheres to isolation and not mixing, and relied on herself to prepare a molokhia meal for breakfast, and does not hide that life changed a lot during Ramadan, and made people confine to their homes.
Ashraf Al-Qudra, a spokesman for health in Gaza, said today, Saturday, that the medical team ended the quarantine of 8 people recovering from the Corona virus, while two cases are being followed up by the team at the Hajar Center at the Rafah crossing.
And the ability in the daily press briefing, that there are 7 infected cases that are still receiving treatment at the Isolation Hospital at the Rafah Crossing.
He pointed out that dozens of laboratory tests were carried out during the past hours and no injuries were recorded.
He pointed out that the Ministry of Health in Gaza is following 1971 health care in 28 quarantine centers, noting that the ministry is following a series of precautionary measures aimed at immunizing society.
He stressed the need to lift the siege on the Gaza Strip, calling for the necessary support from laboratory testing devices, artificial respirators, and others to counter the Corona virus.
For his part, Salama Maarouf, head of the government media office in Gaza, called on citizens to be sufficiently responsible and not to be overcrowded in markets and shops.
He pointed out that the Public Prosecution will legally pursue those who violate the instructions that have been distributed by the competent authorities to shop owners and others.
Maarouf said, “Whoever thinks that we have crossed the dangerous stage about the most important Corona virus, especially in light of the intensification of the epidemic in the surrounding countries and the registration of cases in quarantine centers,” calling on citizens to be cautious and take all necessary protection measures.
He called on the countries of the world and international institutions to move to provide the necessary assistance to the medical sector and others, to face the repercussions of the spread of the virus.
Maarouf denied that the Qatari scholarship is only intended to tackle the Corona virus, noting that it has many aspects, including disbursement to poor families, temporary employment, and others.
The occupation continued its policies aimed at stabilizing settlement plans in the West Bank, through the distribution of demolition notices to Palestinian installations, and these notices became a tool for the independence of Palestinians who could not take any legal action due to the emergency situation in the Corona pandemic, which, according to daily Palestinian reports, increased.
“After his bankruptcy by deporting families from many areas in the Jordan Valley and demolishing their facilities several times, the occupation resorts to giving families notices under the heading of stopping the destruction of antiquities, and dozens of similar notices have been given to citizens since the beginning of the year, which makes it more difficult to respond to the ongoing occupation measures against palestinian land and human beings in the Jordan Valley and many other areas,” said Aref Dragma, a notary of Israeli violations in the Jordan Valley.
He added: ” Although the world has stopped all its operations to confront the Coronavirus, notifications and demolitions are still continuing in all areas, and in the jordan valleys in particular, this time in line with the declaration of the occupation government annexation next July. On it.”
Bashar al-Quraiti, a specialist in settlement affairs, tells the story of his village Of Qaryut with demolition and confiscation decisions 20 years ago, and says: “The story of long steadfastness for more than 20 years, and we suffer from these violations that took our land, closed our streets, and targeted the people of the town, where it was organized More than 116 mass protest marches to demand land and road, but the suffering, despite the violations, continues to close the street, and our entry into the territories came after an ongoing legal follow-up against the settlers who took our land, and we must continue to face the occupation measures and its ferocious barbarity in taking over the land and narrowing The noose.
In Qalqilya, demolition notices have not stopped, and the provincial settlement specialist, Mohammed Abu al-Sheikh, says: “The notices against the citizens have not stopped, the demolitions are continuing and the construction of agricultural facilities has been halted. Their way of reporting, which is fictitious, and many stakeholders do not pay attention to the decision, because it is lost or not going to its territory under the Corona pandemic, and there is a time limit for the objection, and may run out of time without submitting an objection, as the objections today are electronic, and need to be followed closely, because the period specified for the objection is limited to hours between 48 hours and 96 hours.”
In Salfit governorate, in Zawiya, Deir Alot and other towns, demolitions and notifications continue.
“The Corona pandemic did not stop this occupation sector,” he said. Today, the world is confronted with the epidemic caused by the Corona virus, and the Palestinians are facing the epidemic of notifications, demolition and confiscation without mercy, but a deliberate process of resignation. “His own land, allowing the settlers to expand their settlements, which have become large cities, while our villages and communities live with a structural map that has not been expanded for decades.”
Muhammad Al-Asar, Secretary of the Federation of Construction Industries in the Gaza Strip, announced that the size of losses of the construction industries sector, direct and indirect, during the first quarter of this year, due to the Corona pandemic, and the deterioration of economic conditions amounted to approximately $ 13.68 million , Indicating that the average production capacity declined from 27% to 11%.
Al-Asar said, “The direct losses of the construction industries were estimated from January to March last” 4.68 million “dollars, as a result of the fixed expenses incurred by the facilities, which are rents, employee salaries, maintenance of equipment and production lines, insurance and licensing of mechanisms, fees of municipalities and different ministries, electricity and water, and added “The total indirect losses are about $ 9 million during the three months, where lost opportunities and capital erosion without optimizing it, depreciation in equipment and machinery, and the time factor for the period of capital recovery without making better use of it.” He pointed out that the number of factories Operating h 634 factories out of 819 establishments, and that the average production capacity shrank to 11.4% during the first quarter of this year, and last year it reached 27%.
Al-Asar pointed out that the block sector is the largest percentage of the total construction facilities, as the percentage of operating establishments is 63.5%, while marble owns 30%, while the concrete and tiles sectors occupy 4.6% and 1.4%, while the asphalt sector is one of the smallest sectors despite The magnitude of its capital and owns 0.5% of the construction facilities.
Al-Asar mentioned that the ratio of liquidity available to construction factories is only 20%, attributing the lack of liquidity to the presence of accumulated debts among customers, delays in the extracts of contractors collected by official or executing bodies and thus the enterprises are affected by that, and the lack of liquidity in the market due to the deterioration of economic conditions, and attributed the lack of liquidity The lack of proper turnover of project returns, and the use of liquidity by industrial enterprises for essential needs only because of its lack and the absence of satisfactory profit margins due to the presence of intense competition.
Al-Asar showed the importance of the construction industries sector among other productive sectors, as it is the largest in terms of the number of industrial establishments due to the multiplicity and diversity of its production sectors, in addition to the size of working and fixed capital approaching $ 120 million. He pointed out that the construction industries sector is the primary base for operating the other productive, handicraft and other commercial sectors, and it is the primary pillar of these sectors such as wood, aluminum, brick, electricity and plumbing industries.
Al-Asar called for a review of the civil defense fees imposed on construction factories, especially concrete factories, which amount to 2000 shekels annually, calling on the municipalities to provide facilities and discounts on fees in general in order to reduce the burdens on industrial establishments, especially after an increase and additions to items were noted Invoices .
Al-Assar reviewed other obstacles facing construction industries, such as the suspension of loans to employees through banks due to the lack of full salaries, the lack of new funded projects during the year 2020 AD, and the blockade imposed on the entry of construction materials by applying the system of reconstruction (system) (GRM), which increases the burdens and losses Establishments during previous years, lack of cash liquidity, and scarcity of marketing operations due to the weakness of the market The Secretary of the Construction Industries Union urged donor institutions to follow financing policies that are appropriate to the real needs of the productive sectors, develop production lines, and complete the completion of Rana The reconstruction of the construction industries sector in order to increase the employment of workers and increase production capacity, and implement emergency relief projects to assist the workers segment periodically.
Minister of Health Mai Al-Keela announced, today, Saturday, that the number of people infected with Coronavirus in Palestine has increased to 495, after 11 new cases were recorded.
“The new infections, two of them in Yatta, Hebron, are the wife of an injured nurse working in Al Mutlaa Hospital in Jerusalem and his child (6 years old), and 9 cases from Shuafat camp and Dahiyat Al Salam in North Jerusalem,” Alkila said during the press briefing on developments in the Corona virus.
On the other hand, Al-Kaleh said: “A new setback for a recovered patient has been recorded in Hugo Chavez Hospital in Turmusaya, bringing the number of relapse cases to 18, or 3.6% of the total injuries, which is less than the world average of 14%.”
Al-Keelah pointed out that two recoveries were recorded at Hoguchavis Hospital in Turmusaya and the Grand Park Hotel in Ramallah, bringing the number of recovery cases to 105.
To that, Al Kila said: “We have 386 active cases that are still infected, of which 128 are in the West Bank and 7 cases in the Gaza Strip, and in Jerusalem alone there are 251 cases, of which 129 are in the city of Jerusalem inside the wall, and the Jerusalem suburbs are 122 governorate of Jerusalem, where they form a governorate Jerusalem 60% of cases are in Palestine.
Meanwhile, Al-Kila said: “The injuries according to the age distribution were 0-9 years 7.6% of cases, 10-19 years 11.7%, 20-59 years 72.9%, 60-69 years 7%, and greater than 70 years 0.8% .
Al-Kila pointed out that the number of the injured medical staff reached nine injuries, or 2.6% of the total injuries, while those who were in contact with the medical staff reached 1.2%, and the percentage of injuries between workers and their contacts reached 74%, as the percentage of workers and their contacts decreased and other groups increased.
According to Kaileh, the total number of corona tests in Palestine has reached 28,500 since the beginning of the virus, the number of people in the home quarantine supervised by the Ministry of Health is 13046, the cases that have ended quarantine 34328 cases, and the number of cases in isolation and treatment centers of the Ministry of Health 253 cases, while Cases in inpatient or home stone hospitals inside the Apartheid Wall are 132.
Kila touched on the issue of the prisoner from Ramallah, who was found infected with the virus two days after his arrest, where she explained that the prisoner is still in the prisons of the occupation isolated, and the examination was conducted for his family, and the result was found to be negative, that is, uninfected, but the family is subject to the house quarantine for 14 days .
On the other hand, Al-Kila revealed that the Ministry of Health crews are conducting a survey of the epidemic on citizens who are in direct contact with the settlers ’passing places.
And she continued: “We are seeking to conduct 5,000 smears, and when it is completed after two days, we will announce its results.”
The oldest settlers set up a settlement tent in the lands of Al-Jabaa village, southwest of Bethlehem.
The director of the office of the Resistance of the Wall and Settlement Authority in the city, Hassan Brijieh, said that the settlers erected the tent in the “Wadi al-Pigh” area in the village of al-Jab’a.
Brijieh pointed out that the settlers stepped up from their settlement attacks, the last of which was the erection of a mobile home in the lands of Khalat an-Nahla in Bethlehem, and the cultivation of seedlings in lands south of the city in order to confiscate the lands of the citizens.
The occupation authorities issued military orders at the end of last year to seize large areas of Bethlehem lands to expand the gathering of “Gush Asiun” settlements, which were forcefully squatted on the citizens’ lands.
Israeli troops reportedly abducted, on Sunday at dawn, several Palestinian youth from both the West Bank city of Hebron and the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem.
Palestinian sources in Hebron said that both Ali Fatafta and Kayed Fatafta, were abducted by Israeli troops who broke into and vandalized their homes in the Tarqoumia village, south of Hebron.
In the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem, local sources reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday afternoon, three Palestinian youth and then transferred them to an interrogation facility.
Palestinian media sources reported that the Israeli police in East Jerusalem, abducted youth Mohammad Halaby, after they broke into and vandalized his home in the old city of east Jerusalem. The sources said that Halaby was taken to an Israeli interrogation center nearby.
By this latest Israeli abduction, the number of those abducted by Israeli troops in occupied East Jerusalem, has reached five in the past 24 hours.
Earlier, Israeli troops had abducted two youth from al-‘Isawiya and Altour neighborhoods.
B’Tselem – The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories
Since the start of the corona crisis, Israeli settlers have ramped up attacks against Palestinians throughout the West Bank, with full state backing.
The attacks have increased despite the movement restrictions, lockdowns and social distancing measures introduced to battle the pandemic. During the first three weeks of this month (through 22 April), B’Tselem documented 23 settler attacks against Palestinians.
In all of March, 23 incidents were documented, 11 of them after the severe restrictions on movement and social gatherings were imposed (mid-March).
In comparison, 11 attacks were recorded in January and 12 in February. In these violent incidents, settlers, some of them carrying firearms, physically assaulted Palestinians with the aid of clubs, axes, electroshock weapons, stones and assault dogs, in some cases causing severe injury.
Settlers also attacked homes, torched cars, vandalized and uprooted olive trees and other crops, and stole livestock.
These incidents took place throughout the West Bank, with several epi-centers: the area around the recently expanded outpost of Havat Ma’on in the South Hebron Hills; the area around the settlement of Shilo and its adjoining bloc of outposts, with the villages of al-Mughayir, Turmusaya, Qaryut and Qusrah within target range; and the area around the settlement of Halamish, where another new outpost was recently erected.
Settlers also harass Palestinian shepherds almost daily in the Jordan Valley, near the settlements of Rimonim and Kochav Hashahar, and in the South Hebron Hills. Settlers also graze their cattle and sheep in Palestinians’ cultivated fields, mostly in the Jordan Valley, on a daily basis.
These routine acts of harassment and vandalism are not included in the above data.
In a 13 April incident widely reported by Israeli media, a group of settlers sent by the authorities to self-isolate near a popular hiking spot along the northern Dead Sea (Metzoke Dragot) attacked Palestinians and torched their cars.
Yet this was just one of eight physical assaults against Palestinians in the first three weeks of April. A particularly serious incident took place on 16 April, when brothers ‘Issa and Musa Qatash from al-Jalazun Refugee Camp were attacked by settlers while out for a walk in their family plots near the village of Jibya.
The brothers were beaten so severely that they required medical attention.
The assault on ‘Issa Qatash was prolonged and resulted in a fractured bone in his leg and two broken front teeth. The settlers also spat at Qatash, which forced him to enter isolation in a Palestinian Authority facility for fear of corona infection, keeping him away from his family for several days after the traumatic event. He was released on 22 April and is now self-isolating at home.
‘Issa Qatash described the terrifying moments he endured in a testimony he gave to B’Tselem field researcher Iyad Hadad on 18 April:
I could barely protect my head and face from the blows. Someone hit me hard on the mouth and I could feel my front teeth break. Blood started trickling into my mouth and down my face. I shouted and cried out: “For God’s sake, what did I do to you? Do you have no mercy? You’re killing me. Have mercy.” But none of them listened. At some point, I collapsed. I had no strength left. Then they tied my hands behind my back with some rope. The armed settler pointed his gun at my head and cocked it, as if he was going to shoot me in the head. I started reciting the “shahada” over and over: “There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his prophet.” I thought my time had come to die.
They kept on beating me and swearing at me, and threatened to kill me. Then they pulled me up on my feet. I could barely walk and it felt like my left leg was broken, but they forced me to walk. They led me, limping, through the wild oats, rocks, bushes and thorns. Every now and then I fell down, but they pulled me back up and forced me to keep walking. I was in a terrible state, bleeding from the mouth and hardly able to open my eyes, which were swelling up with every step I took. My throat was dry and I felt like I was dying of thirst. Psychologically, I was broken. It was a terrible situation, only God can imagine it. They kept slapping and kicking me and swearing at me the whole way. They spat on me, too.
In most of the other incidents this month, settlers violently drove Palestinian farmers and shepherds out of pastureland, prevented access to farmland and damaged crops.
Settlers also vandalized hundreds of trees in just three weeks: about 180 olive trees in land belonging to the villages of Turmusaya and al-Mughayir, 30 in Qaryut, 50 in Ras Karkar, 15 in a-Tuwani and hundreds more, some of which were newly planted, in lands belonging to the village of al-Khader.
These actions are part of a joint strategy by the settlers and Israeli authorities to systematically block Palestinian access to land – one acre, field, fertile plot, grove or pasture at a time – for decades on end, and take effective control of it.
This way the state transfers the means of livelihood of Palestinians into the hands of Israelis. Settler violence is the state’s unofficial, privatized arm that serves to gradually achieve this goal.
Video: Olive trees vandalized by settlers in Turmusaya, Ramallah District, 20 April 2020
The state’s full support for this violence is evident in the actions of Israeli security forces on the ground.
Five of eight attacks on Palestinian homes in March occurred in the presence of soldiers, who not only allowed the settlers to do as they pleased but took action against Palestinians trying to protect their families and homes.
In some cases, soldiers arrested residents, and in at least three incidents fired tear gas canisters at residents. In three incidents, the soldiers arrived with the marauding settlers or joined them early on in the assault.
Similar incidents occurred in April, with soldiers firing rubber-coated metal bullets and tear gas canisters at residents, as has happened in the villages of Qusrah and a-Shuyukh on 6 April.
In the Qatash brothers’ case, after the assault, the settlers handed ‘Issa Qatash over to soldiers, who did not give him any medical assistance or help him get back to his family. Instead, they simply abandoned him in the field with a fractured leg.
For years, Israel has allowed settlers to attack Palestinians and damage their property virtually unimpeded, as a matter of policy. This includes provision of military protection for the attackers, and in some cases soldiers’ active participation in the assault.
The police, meanwhile, hold back from enforcing the law for the offenders. This is part of Israel’s strategy to encourage the dispossession of Palestinians from growing areas throughout the West Bank, which paves the state’s way to take over more land and resources.
The fact that this violence has exacerbated during a global pandemic adds another layer of brutality to Israel’s policy.
Illegal Israeli colonists, on Friday cut down more than 30 olive trees in As-Sawiya town, south of the northern occupied West Bank city of Nablus, according to a local official.
Ghassan Daghlas, an official documenting Israeli settlement construction in the area, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency, that a group of illegal settlers chopped off 33 olive trees belonging to Hamad Saleh Jazi, a local Palestinian farmer.
The colonists came from the Israeli colonial settlement of Rechelim, built on Palestinian lands and deemed illegal under international law.
Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, states; The Occupying Power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.
Palestinian Center for Human Rights recently released a weekly report, which revealed that on April 20, at least 15 Israeli settlers attacked ‘Abed al-Qader ‘Abdullah al-Kouk’s agricultural land in Termas’iyia village, northeast of Ramallah, cutting about 22 olive trees.
On the same day, illegal colonists invaded Ahmed ‘Abdullah Barham’s land in Kufur Qaddoum village, north of Qalqilia, damaging 35 olive trees, uprooting 19 and broke the twigs of at least 16 trees.
On Tuesday, April 21, settlers attacked Jameel ‘Abdullah Na’san’s agricultural land, under the protection of the Israeli military. The settlers cut 30 olive trees, in al-Moghair village, northeast of Ramallah.
De sunnah is om het vasten direct te verbreken zodra de zon is ondergegaan en de tijd van het magreb-gebed is binnengetreden. De profeet vrede zij met hem zei:
“Het gaat goed met de mensen zolang zij haast maken bij het verbreken van het vasten.” [Bukhari]
Die goedheid is er omdat zij de sunnah van hun profeet vrede zij met hem volgen door het vasten direct te verbreken.
Dadels Een andere sunnah is om het vasten te verbreken met dadels en als die niet aanwezig zijn, dan met water:
Anas, metgezel van de profeet, overlevert dat de profeet vrede zij met hem zijn vasten verbrak vóór dat hij magreb bad met rotab (dadels die nog wat rauw zijn). Als die er niet waren dan met gewone dadels, en als die er niet waren, nam hij wat slokjes water. [Abu Dawoed]
Het is ook veel beter voor de maag om met dadels te beginnen, te rusten en dan later verder te gaan met ander eten.
Vreugde In een authentieke overlevering zegt de profeet vrede zij met hem:
“Voor de vastende zijn er twee vreugdes; een vreugde wanneer hij zijn vasten verbreekt en een vreugde wanneer hij zijn Heer ontmoet.” [Bukhari]
De eerste vreugde is omdat de vastende blij is dat hij de vastende dag heeft afgerond en weer mag eten. De tweede vreugde is wanneer hij zijn Heer ontmoet en ziet wat zijn beloning is. Moge Allah ons die tweede vreugde schenken net zoals Hij ons de eerste vreugde schenkt.
Een ander gegeven wat de gelovige verheuging brengt, is dat Allah met elke iftaar gelovigen van het Vuur bevrijdt (iftaar is de maaltijd waarmee het vasten wordt verbroken). De profeet vrede zij met hem zei:
“Allah bevrijdt ten tijde van elke iftaar (gelovigen van het Vuur). [ibn Maajah]
Degene die Allah van het Vuur bevrijdt, zal dit nooit betreden. Moge Allah ons tot één van hen doen behoren.
Anderen voorzien van iftaar Ook is het sterk aanbevolen om de vastende te voorzien van eten waarmee hij zijn vasten verbreekt. De profeet vrede zij met hem zei:
“Wie een vastende te eten geeft, hem komt dezelfde beloning toe als deze vastende (die te eten is gegeven) … [Tirmidhi]
Beste broeders en zusters
Gedenk wanneer je het vasten verbreekt en jij het water door je aderen voelt stromen, Allah’s gunst op jou. Een glas water dat totaal geen waarde heeft in onze ogen, maar in werkelijkheid heel veel waard is.
De bekende kalief Haaroen ar-Rachied stond aan het hoofd van het islamitische kalifaat eeuwen geleden. Zijn heerschappij reikte van het westen tot het oosten.
Op een dag was deze machtige en rijke kalief omringd door geleerden, en hij hield ervan om geadviseerd te worden.
De kalief had een glas water in zijn hand en net toen hij wilde drinken, zei een van de geleerden tegen hem:
“Momentje O leider der gelovigen, stel dat u hevige dorst heeft en dit glas water u wordt ontnomen, met hoeveel van uw bezittingen zou u het glas water kopen?”
Na even nadenken antwoordde de kalief: “Met de helft van al mijn bezittingen.”
Hierop zei de geleerde: “Gaat u gang”, waarop de kalief het glas leegdronk.
Vervolgens vroeg de geleerde: “Stel dat dit glas water wat u heeft gedronken uw lichaam niet wil verlaten, hoeveel van uw heerschappij en bezittingen zou u afstaan om dit water er weer uit te krijgen?”
Na even nadenken antwoordde hij: “Met al mijn bezittingen.”
Hierop zei de geleerde: “O leider der gelovigen, uw gehele rijkdom is niet meer waard dan een glas water!”
Hierop moest de kalief huilen.
Ten tijde van de iftaar nemen we plaats aan een tafel bedekt met al datgene wat ons hart begeert. Dat glas water zien we niet eens staan. Zo gaan we om met de meeste gunsten van Allah. We genieten ervan zonder stil te staan bij Degene die ons ervan voorziet, laat staan dat we Hem dankbaar zijn.
Al gelijk na het nuttigen van een uitgebreide iftaar zijn velen van onze broeders en zusters Allah ondankbaar en ongehoorzaam door het magreb-gebed te verzuimen.
Weet dat er een dag zal komen waarop we zullen worden gevraagd over de genietingen en of wij Allah daar dankbaar voor waren. Allah zegt:
“Jullie zullen die dag (Dag des Oordeels) ondervraagd worden over de genietingen.” [102:8]