91 deaths and 1601 corona injuries among the Palestinian community

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said today, Thursday, that two new deaths were registered with the new Corona virus, 22 infections, and 23 recoveries among the Palestinian community around the world.

The State Department said in a statement today, that the total outcome regarding Virus Covid-19 “has risen to 91 deaths, 1601 injuries, and 777 recovery cases

She indicated that the death of 27-year-old Omar Sail Amin due to Corona in the US state of Michigan was recorded, bringing the number of deaths among the community to 52, and recording 4 new injuries, bringing the number of injuries to 771, and 17 recovering cases, bringing the number of recovery cases to 276 .

She pointed out that 4 new HIV infections were recorded among the Palestinian community in Russia, including one student, two of which are in stable health status, bringing the number of infections to 12, 7 recovered, and there is only one death .

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the first death case was recorded in the Palestinian community in Chile, and 3 new infections were recorded, bringing the number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 16, of which 5 were recovering, leaving the total of active infections 10, including one in critical condition.

It stated that two new injuries were recorded among the Palestinian community in the Emirates, bringing the number of injuries to 57 .

And she confirmed that in Brazil, a whole family of 9 people was infected with the virus, and it is a refugee from Syria, who are in the house quarantine and their health conditions are stable, while there is one case of them in the hospital, bringing the number of infections to 28, recovering 18 cases, while a death was recorded Previously one.

The Palestine Mission to Norway noted that no new infections were recorded in the community, so the number of infections was 21, 13 recovered, and no deaths were recorded.

(Source / 24.05.2020)

Gaza: Corona´s first death recorded

Recorded in the Gaza Strip, today, Saturday, the first death from the Corona virus since mid-March.

According to the Ministry of Health in Gaza, the deceased is the elderly Fadila Muhammad Abu Raida (77 years old), a resident of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip.

The Ministry stated that she had died in the Isolation Hospital at the Rafah crossing, indicating that she had chronic diseases.

She indicated that the necessary measures are being taken in accordance with the approved protocol for deaths from coronavirus.

The ministry had conducted a examination of new samples without recording new infections

(Source / 24.05.2020)

The livestock of the settlers is destroying the lands of the citizens and drawing new borders for settlement expansion

The settlers release their livestock on the cultivated lands of the citizens, sabotage them with unjust grazing, and lose their sovereignty over them. Land owners are prohibited from protesting these livestock.

The areas where the livestock of the settlers are released are multiple, and in the Jordan Valley, the phenomenon is more evident. There is extensive grazing by the settlers, and fences are placed in places where their livestock and livestock are accessed.

Aref Daraghmeh, documenting the violations in the Jordan Valley, says: “The people of the Jordan Valley must monitor the movement of settler animals while they graze and leave loose without supervision and guarded by drones that monitor their movement and all who approach them, and they sabotage everything that the people of the Jordan Valley plant. Settlement for confiscation by settler herders and we must not approach them or object to overgrazing of crops. These animals have security protection from the occupation army and they have protection from settler herds, and they are demobilized and fun without sergeant or compute, this is the new settlement that borders its cows, sheep and horses. And the Palestinian is watching her movement with sorrow and pain. “

He added: “The bulldozer, the decision to demolish, and the animals meet in the Jordan Valley to fight the Palestinians to expel them from their lands, and with this policy, more than 80% of them have become sources of occupation, their settlers, and their loose animals.”

In the villages of Al-Sawiya, Qaryut, Al-Mughair, and others, settler Amiram rides on the back of a donkey roaming with him and herds of settlers, and delineates the borders of their new settlements by choosing the locations of new caravans to confiscate the land between the new caravan and the settlement’s borders.

Settlement specialist Bashar Al-Qaryouti says: “We see settlers herds of sheep, their horses and their cows grazing on our lands and being driven by a settler called Amiram who wanders on the back of a donkey. There is no longer any deterrent to the settlers and their animals.

He added: “It is no longer the hooves of the animals that draw the borders, as there are chainsaws for shear through which settlers roam around the settlement of Eliyah, chasing farmers and cutting off their trees so they cannot stay in them.”

In Salfit, on the northwestern side, the settlers’ horses in the olive fields graze with no computing or supervision and destroy the young seedlings when they trample them and destroy the branches of the perennial olive trees.

The settlement specialist in the Salfit area, Khaled Maali, says: “Every day, the settlers are creating images and forms of control. After confiscating the land, building on it, and putting in the security fences, their eyes became on the lands outside the security fences, as they are their new target, and a prelude to controlling them unleashes horses, cows, and sheep as an introduction. They become under their control and the lands in which they graze are estimated at five thousand acres, which are located behind the wall and another outside the wall, and the owners of animals from the settlers receive all support from the Settlement Council on these settlement initiatives, and the Palestinian farms remain trapped in the wall and the availability of settler animals, so the occupation and the settlers continue to besiege the Palestinians in their lands And their gatherings. “

The seventy pilgrim, Fawzi Ghanem, from the village of Amateen, east of Qalqilya, recalls the settler “Yair”, who forcibly usurped his land and recovered it through the courts after 30 years and says: “The settlers use all the malicious means to control the land and imitate us in caring for the land, cultivating, grazing their cattle and setting up tents, they want to steal a pattern Life with the land, and the settler, “Yair”, is trying to steal the land, claiming that he bought the land from its owners. After a long battle with him in the courts, it was recovered, yet he did not surrender, resorted to cutting trees and threatening us with death if we were on the land. “

In the Qadumim settlement east of Qalqilya, which was established on the lands of the village of Kafr Qaddum in 1976, and it was a place for a training center for the Jordanian army. .

Murad Shtaiwi, coordinator of the weekly march in the village of Kafr Qaddoum, said: “The settlement of Qadumim has expanded terrifyingly in all directions so that the place of Walter breeding horses and entertainment outside the settlement’s cheeks so that there is teasing us, they are enjoying entertainment and we are fighting to open a closed entrance to settle the settlers, The village is besieged and the settlement has become extended to the bypass road east of the settlement and on the main roads between Qalqilya and Nablus, and it has several entrances, and we are deprived of our entrance. “

(Source / 24.05.2020)

Coronavirus cases rise in Gaza, Gulf states, North Africa

A volunteer group linked to Hamas carries out disinfection work as a precaution against the coronavirus (COVID-19) at the streets of Al-Shati Camp in Israeli blockaded Gaza City, Gaza on March 16, 2020 [Ali Jadallah - Anadolu Agency]
A volunteer group linked to Hamas carries out disinfection work as a precaution against the coronavirus (COVID-19) at the streets of Al-Shati Camp in Israeli blockaded Gaza City, Gaza on March 16, 2020 

The tally of coronavirus cases and deaths rose Saturday in several Arab countries, according to health authorities, Anadolu Agency reports. 

Authorities in the Gaza Strip reported their first death from coronavirus, when it claimed a 77-year-old woman.

The total number of infections in Gaza rose to 54, and 16 people have recovered.

In the Gulf state of Oman, the Health Ministry confirmed 463 new virus cases, bringing the tally to 7,257, including 34 deaths and 1,848 recoveries.

In Bahrain, the Health Ministry said the total number of cases rose to 8,774, while the number of recoveries reached 4,462. The country has so far recorded 12 deaths from the virus.

READ: Friday prayers in Gaza during Covid-19

Morocco’s Health Ministry said 43 new cases were detected over the past 24 hours, raising the number of infections to 7,375.  A total of 4,573 people recovered from COVID-19.

The ministry said the nationwide death toll remained at 197.

Tunisia’s Health Ministry said two more cases were found, taking the total number of infections in the country to 1,048.

So far, 47 people have lost their lives due to the virus and 903 have recovered.

Saudi Arabia’s Health Ministry confirmed 15 more fatalities from the virus, bringing the nationwide death toll to 379.

The ministry added that 2,442 new cases were detected over the past 24 hours, raising the number of COVID-19 infections to 70,161. A total of 41,236 people have recovered from the virus.

In Kuwait, the Health Ministry confirmed 10 more deaths, bringing the total to 148.

Coronavirus cases in the country rose to 20,464, while the number of recoveries reached 5,747.

READ: Numerous challenges affect the Palestinian economy due to the coronavirus

In Qatar, the Health Ministry confirmed 1,732 more coronavirus cases, bringing the overall figure to 42,213.

A total of 8,513 people have recovered from the virus and the death toll hit 21 with two new fatalities, it added.

After originating in Wuhan, China last December, COVID-19 has spread to at least 188 countries and regions, with Europe and the US currently the worst hit.

The pandemic has killed more than 340,000 people worldwide, with over 5.25 million confirmed cases, while recoveries have surpassed 2 million, according to figures compiled by the US’ Johns Hopkins University.

(Source / 24.05.2020)

Ex-Palestinian female prisoner recalls Eid festivity inside prison

Israeli border guards detain a Palestinian protester during clashes following a demonstration by students from Birzeit University near Ramallah against the incarceration in Israeli jails of Palestinian university students, on 10 March, 2015 [ABBAS MOMANI/AFP via Getty Images]
Israeli border guards detain a Palestinian protester during clashes following a demonstration by students from Birzeit University near Ramallah against the incarceration in Israeli jails of Palestinian university students, on 10 March, 2015

Palestinian female prisoners lodged in Israeli prisons are eagerly awaiting the day of Eid al-Fitr to hear the voices of their dear ones.

Barred from meeting their relatives and lawyers over the past three months since the outbreak of COVID-19 or coronavirus pandemic, a Palestinian radio station in its voice of prisoners’ program will broadcast voice messages of family members of prisoners.

According to the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS), 38 female prisoners are lodged in Damon Prison. One-third of them are mothers.

READ: Israel arrested 1,500 Palestinians since the beginning of this year

Former prisoners recall that this radio broadcast on the afternoon of every Eid day creates an emotional scene inside the prisons. Haifa Abu-Sbeih, 42, who spent a one-and-half year in the prison recalls that the broadcast brings comfort as well as anger.

Nisreen Abu-Kmail, 46, from Gaza is celebrating Eid behind bars since October 2015, since her arrest. Over the past six years, nobody from her family has been allowed to visit her. Her only connection with the family is this radio broadcast on the Eid day.

Haifa, who spent last Eid day with Nisreen remembers that when she heard the voice of her youngest child Ahmed on the airwaves, she looked very happy but also inconsolable.

“Her eyes were shut, relishing the moment with joy but also loaded with anguish, pain, and longing,” said Haifa.

READ: EuroPal Forum highlights Israeli racism and medical negligence of Palestinian prisoners

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, she said although the Eid inside a prison lacks festivity and gaiety, prisoners try their best to celebrate it with vivacity laced with sombreness.

Haifa recalls that despite restrictions, prisoners steal moments of happiness on this day to cheer their souls.

As part of increased restrictions, prisoners in Israel’s Al-Damon prison are not allowed to offer Eid prayers since last year. But prisoners use the moment to assemble in the courtyard when they are taken out for counting to greet each other.

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(Source / 24.05.2020)

VIDEO – Israeli Settlers Attack Palestinian Family in Hebron, Soldiers Watch

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Palestinian WAFA News correspondent reported that Israeli settlers, on Saturday, attacked Palestinians in the Al-Sahla neighborhood of the Old City of Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank.

The video shows illegal settlers, youths and adults, harassing Palestinians, shouting, throwing stones among other objects at the Palestinians. Israeli soldiers are seen walking among the crowd, making no attempt to stop the attack against the so-called ‘protected’ Palestinian people. No injuries were noted at the time of this report.

Human Rights Defenders reported that the victims in this case are the Qafisha family in the Al-Sahla area, near the Ibrahimi Mosque, on Saturday, the last day of the holy month of Ramadan, only hours before Iftar (breaking fast).

(Source / 24.05.2020)

Three Palestinian Prisoners enter 12th and 18th Years of Israeli Imprisonment

The Ramallah-based Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) confirmed, on Saturday, that both Palestinian prisoners, Mohammad Alkhaldi and Mohammad Auda, from the Arrana village, on the outskirts of Jenin, have both entered their 12th year of life sentences in Israeli prison.

Montaser Sammour, Director of the Prisoners’ Society in Jenin, further noted that a third prisoner, Abdallah Fraihat, has entered his 18th year out of a 21 year sentence, imposed by Israeli authorities.

The Jenin Director pointed out that those prisoners, along with many others, have suffered from solitary confinement and been deprived of family visits for many years now.’

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(Source / 24.05.2020)

Israeli Authorities Place Palestinian under Administrative Detention

Israeli Prison Service (IPS) reportedly placed, on Saturday, a Palestinian man from the northern West Bank city of Jenin, under administrative detention, with no charges, for a period of six months.

Family members of Mahmoud Said Alsa’dy, 40, told the Palestinian WAFA News Agency that the Israeli prison authority of Ofer prison, placed their son, Mahmoud Alsa’dy, under administrative detention and that the circumstances of his imprisonment remain top secret.

The family said that Alsa’dy was abducted a few days ago, at an Israeli army roadblock in the Arraba village, south of Jenin. Israeli soldiers reportedly seized his vehicle.

Important to note, Alsa’dy has spent several years in Israeli prison and been released, Israeli authorities only recently detained him again.

Israel continues to hold around 5,000 Palestinian prisoners inside various Israeli jails, detention centers and prisons. Among those jailed by Israel are women, children under the age of 18 and elderly Palestinians with chronic diseases.

(Source / 24.05.2020)

Video| Illegal settlers attack locals in Hebron

Occupied Hebron (QNN)- Israeli illegal settlers attacked locals in the old city in occupied Hebron today, WAFA quoted local sources.

The sources added that settlers beat citizens in the Sahleh neighborhood in the old city using chairs and batons in full view of Israeli forces.

The settlers had marched in provocative tours throughout the city under protection by the Israeli army.

(Source / 24.05.2020)

Campaign to give Facebook app negative ratings due to its bias against Palestinian content

Ramallah (QNN)- Pro-Palestine activists started a new campaign against Facebook app, protesting against the website’s bias against the Palestinian content and closure of several Palestinian pages and accounts without providing an explanation.

Activists called for giving Facebook app negative ratings in the App Store and Play Store, which led to a sharp decrease in the app’s ratings to less than 1.9 in comparison with 3.8 before the campaign.

The campaign is still in its beginning, while thousands of pro-Palestine activists are joining it.

Sada Social said the ratings of the app in Palestine decreased after starting the campaign due to the platform’s policies against the Palestinian content.

Large pages with thousands of followers, like Mish Hek, called their followers to take part in the campaign to show their rejection of Facebook’s policies against the Palestinian cause.

The social media giant had recently removed thousands of accounts and pages of Palestinian activists, journalists, and even News agencies, claiming that they violated its policies.

(Source / 24.05.2020)