Soldiers Invade Silwad Near Ramallah, al-‘Isawiya Near Jerusalem, Abduct Several Young men

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, the Palestinian town of Silwad, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and al-’Isawiya in the eastern part of occupied East Jerusalem, injured several Palestinians and abducted four.

Media sources in Ramallah said several army jeeps invaded Silwad town, and attacked dozens of Palestinians who protested the invaded, before abducting four of them.

They added that the soldiers invaded the eastern part of the Silwad, and fired gas bombs, concussion grenades, rubber-coated steel bullets, and a few live rounds at local youngsters, who hurled stones at the army vehicles. A military drone was also seen flying over the area.

The soldiers also ambushed and abducted four young Palestinian men, before moving them to an unknown destination.

Furthermore, the soldiers invaded the al-‘Isawiya town in Jerusalem and attacked dozens of youngsters who protested the invasion.

The soldiers fired a barrage of gas bombs and concussion grenades at the protesters and several surrounding residential buildings, while some protesters hurled Molotov cocktail and empty bottles at the army vehicles.

Many Palestinians suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, and one soldier was mildly injured after being struck with an empty bottle in the head during the invasion.

(Source / 05.10.2020)

Israeli Settlers Assault Two Palestinians near Nablus

Two Palestinians were injured, Saturday, after being attacked by illegal Israeli settlers in the village of Huwwara, south of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank, according to a local official.

Ghassan Daghlas, an official monitoring Israel’s settlement activities in the region, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that extremist settlers physically assaulted two local villagers, Murad Najjar and Sabe’ Saleem, while they were working in the area.

The two Palestinians were transferred to hospital for medical attention, after sustaining mild injuries.

Furthermore, an Israeli settler, on Friday evening, ran over a herd of Palestinian-owned sheep near Al-Samou town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, the Palestinian Information Center reported.

Fuad Al-Amour, the coordinator of the Protection and Steadfastness Committee south of Hebron, stated that an Israeli settler ran over 10 sheep, belonging to Ali Awada, which led to their death.

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(Source / 05.10.2020)

Former Prisoner Shot in the Eye by Israeli Forces

A Palestinian former prisoner, on Thursday, October 2, 2020, was shot in the eye by Israeli forces that, stormed Sebastia town, in the northern West Bank city of Nablus and opened fire at local youths, the Palestinian Information Center reported.

The sources stated that the young man was shot in the head by Israeli gunfire, without indicating his condition.

They added that the soldiers used live rounds, tear-gas and stun grenades at the local youths resisting the military invasion of their town.

Quds News Network identified the young man as Adham Shaer, a former prisoner, who was sitting at the archeological site of Sebastia, with dozens of Palestinian civilians, when Israeli soldiers stormed the area, firing tear-gas at the crowd, casuing dozens of suffocation cases.

Israeli army Jeeps then invaded the site, while shooting live and rubber-coated steel rounds at local civilians.

Adham was injured after suffering gunshot wound in the left eye.

(Source / 05.10.2020)

Israeli forces arrest young man under the pretext of trying to stab soldiers

Occupied Hebron (QNN)- Israeli forces arrested a Palestinian young man in occupied Hebron this morning under the pretext of trying to stab Israeli soldiers.

The Israeli police said in a statement that a Palestinian young man has been arrested near the illegal settlement complex of Gush Etzion under the pretext of trying to stab Israeli soldiers.

Israeli 12 channel said Israeli forces arrested the young man who allegedly tried to carry out a stabbing attack near Hebron this morning. Meanwhile, local sources said the Israeli police arrested the young man near the Beit Einun junction in northern Hebron.

The Israeli army frequently carries out wide-ranging arrest campaigns in the West Bank on the pretext of searching for “wanted” Palestinians.

Israeli forces usually arrest or even shoot Palestinians under a pretext of planning a stabbing attack without any evidence.

In 2018, Amnesty International said Israeli forces were displaying “an appalling disregard for human life by using reckless and unlawful lethal force against Palestinians”.

(Source / 05.10.2020)

Shin Bet exploits COVID-19 to censor native Palestinians in ‘Israel’

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- The occupation state appointed Shin Bet officers in the COVID-19 handling section in the Israeli army to censor native Palestinians under the pretext of helping to deal with the spread of the COVID-19 virus among Palestinians in the Green Line, reported Israeli Walla website.

The website added that the occupation state appointed Shin Bet officers from the Druze minority in Galilee and the Golan Heights and also in East Jerusalem and the Triangle area to censor native Palestinians.

The officers will gather data about the spread of the virus among native Palestinians depending on secret and public sources.

(Source / 05.10.2020)

Ahlam Tamimi files complain against Jordanian authorities

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Amman (QNN)- The former prisoner Ahlam Tamimi said that she filed a complaint to the National Center for Human Rights in Jordan after her husband, the former prisoner Nizar Tamimi, was deported by the Jordanian authorities last week.

During a special interview with QNN Arabic, Ahlam explained that Jordanian authorities are supposed to be questioned upon the complaint, which has been filed following the deportation of Nizar Tamimi. “The complaint has been filed on Sunday and we are waiting for a response in order to go ahead in the next step in the legal process”, she said.

“We could not do anything before the deportation of Nizar because the Jordanian authorities threatened to forcibly deport him to the Palestinian territories and hand him over to the Israelis. We did not want to repeat the same scenario of arrest and Israeli jails, so we had to comply.”

She also said that intensive efforts are being made in Jordan by a committee of lawyers and NGOs in order to help Nizar to come back to Jordan.

When asked if she has any concerns that Jordan may hand her over to the United States, she stressed that although of the US repeated requests to extradite her, a ruling by the highest judicial body in the country has been issued in March 2017, prohibiting the extradition of her because she is a Jordanian citizen. But no one knows what is happening under the table, she added.

Tamimi said she has no assurance that her husband would come back to Jordan, however, a wide-range popular and media initiatives are being organized.

“Nizar’s deportation has brought back memories from our engagement when we were both jailed in Israeli jails”, Ahlam said. “The pain of remoteness and suffering has come back. We used to exchange letters that were being reviewed by the Israeli Shin Bet. It was more like a suspended engagement accompanied by patience and deprivation. It wasn’t normal at all”, Tamimi said.

“The deportation of Nizar, however, is more painful because our marriage has made us even more connected. What happened divided our soul and doubled our pain. Nizar is my soul mate and what happened destabilized our life”, she added.

The authorities of Jordan decided on Thursday to deport Nizar Tamimi.

Trump’s administration had threatened to withhold economic aid to Jordan, in a bid to secure the extradition of Ahlam Tamimi, who is a Jordanian citizen wanted by the FBI over a resistance operation carried out in occupied Palestine.

(Source / 05.10.2020)

Watchdog: 31 Israeli assaults against Palestinian journalists in September

An Israeli soldier shouts as he aims his weapon during clashes with Palestinian demonstrators at a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in the West Bank city of Hebron December 15, 2017

Ramallah (QNN)- The occupation state has committed 31 assaults against Palestinian journalists in September in comparison with 11 in August, a new statistical study by the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) revealed.

Most of the assaults have been classified as very dangerous assaults, which had put the lives of the targeted journalists in danger.

The assaults included targeting seven journalists with bullets, tear gas canisters or direct attacks by both Israeli soldiers and settlers. Three journalists have been arrested, journalists crews have been prevented from covering events, and a press vehicle owned by Palestine TV. has been confiscated.

The journalists who were targeted in the Israeli attacks are: Fadi Yassin (beaten), Mahmoud Abdel Ghani (wounded with a rubber-coated metal round), Ja’far Ishtayyeh (Beaten by settlers), Adel Abu Ne’meh (attacked by settlers and suffocated by tear gas in two different incidents), Nidal Ishtayyeh (wounded with two rubber-coated metal rounds), and Naser Ishtayyeh (wounded in his back with a tear gas canister).

Meanwhile, Tareq Abu Zeid, Usama Shaheen, Abel Muhsen Shalaldeh, and Mujahed Mardawi were arrested. The latest was arrested while covering a peaceful anti-settlement protest.

(Source / 05.10.2020)

Heath condition of Palestinian hunger-striker in Israeli jails at stake

The hunger-striker was detained in 1989 for seven months, in 2004 for two years, in 2009 for 16 months, in 2018 for 11 months and sentenced to four months under administrative detention in July 2020

Health condition of Palestinian hunger-strike in Israeli jails Maher al-Akhras has become seriously critical, Palestinian Prisoners’ Club (PPS) has reported.

Al-Akhras has been on hunger strike for 74 days in protest of his detention without charge or trial by the Israeli occupation authorities.

The father of six children has been illegally held under administrative detention in Israeli jails several times.

He was detained in 1989 for seven months, in 2004 for two years, in 2009 for 16 months, in 2018 for 11months, and lastly sentenced to four months in administrative detention in July 2020, when he decided to launch his hunger strike.

Al-Akhras was urgently moved to hospital due to severe health deterioration as he suffered malfunction of hisvital organs, but continues to refuse to be treated until the punitive illegal administrative detention is terminated.

(Source / 05.10.2020)

Palestinians injured by Israeli gunfire in the occupied territories

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Two Palestinian youths were injured yesterday by Israeli army gunfire in the occupied territories.

One Palestinian was injured after he was shot by Israeli gunfire in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin, local sources said.

Local sources told WAFA that Rafat Aqel, 18, was shot in the stomach during an Israeli army raid of the northern West Bank city of Jenin. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.

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Witnesses said youths clashed with the soldiers who fired live bullets and sound bombs at the youths injuring one.

Meanwhile, a 15-year-old Palestinian teen was hit in the head by a rubber-coated steel bullet fired by Israeli soldiers in the town of Hizma, northeast of the occupied city of Jerusalem.

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He was taken to a medical center for treatment.

(Source / 05.10.2020)

Awqaf slams settlers’ ongoing violations at Aqsa and Ibrahimi Mosques

Days of Palestine – Jerusalem – The Palestinian Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs has strongly denounced the Israeli occupation police for persisting in allowing Jewish settlers to desecrate the Aqsa Mosque and the Ibrahimi Mosque on a daily basis and expelling Muslim worshipers from their holy sites.

“Such daily break-ins at the Aqsa Mosque and the Ibrahimi Mosque are flagrant aggression against the religious freedoms of Muslims and their places of worship,” deputy Awqaf minister Husam Abul-Rab said in press remarks on Sunday.

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“The exposure of the Aqsa Mosque and the Ibrahimi Mosque to systematic violations contravening freedom of worship and the protection of religious places like Mosques and mortmain property are acts of religious and cultural persecution against Muslims and their civilizational, historical and traditional existence,” Abul-Rab added.

The deputy minister described these Israeli violations as “a great danger threatening the entire region” and urged the international community and the Arab and Muslim nations to make efforts to stop them.

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(Source / 05.10.2020)