Army Abducts Three Palestinians Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, three Palestinians from their homes in Beit Kahil town and the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Local sources said several army jeeps invaded the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, searched homes, before abducting Mohammad Mustafa al-Husseiniyya, 24, in addition to assaulting his brother and illegally confiscating a Laptop from the property.

The soldiers also invaded Beit Kahil town, northwest of Hebron, and abducted a university student, identified as Ezzeddin ‘Asafra, 19, from his home.

In addition, the soldiers abducted Ebaa’ Ezzeddin Wazwaz, from his home in ad-Deek area, south of Hebron city.

It is worth mentioning that the soldiers installed many roadblocks at the main roads leading to various towns in Hebron, before stopping and searching dozens of cars, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.

(Source / 30.11.2020)

Army Injures A Palestinian In Al-Biereh

Israeli soldiers injured, on Sunday evening, a young Palestinian man in Jabal at-Taweel area, in the al-Biereh city, in central West Bank.

Media sources said the soldiers attacked a nonviolent procession against the annexation of Palestinian lands in the area.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said the soldiers chased a young man, before he fell and suffered various cuts and bruises, while several Palestinians suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.

The incident took place near the illegal Psegot colony, which was built on stolen Palestinian lands, and now Israel is trying to annex Jabal at-Taweel Palestinian mountain, to build and expand its colonies.

It is worth mentioning that, about ten days ago, the United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, toured in the illegal Psegot colony to show Trump’s Administration’s support to Israel, its illegal occupation, and colonies, which was built in direct violation of International Law and the Fourth Geneva Convention.

He also met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and the two held a conference, in which the US official labeled the legitimate Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement as a “cancer,” and vowed that the US and Israel will continue to combat it.

(Source / 30.11.2020)

Israeli Navy Opens Fire At Palestinian Fishing Boats In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Sunday evening, several Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaniyya area, northwest of Gaza city, in the besieged and impoverished coastal region.

The Fishermen Committees of the “Union of Agricultural Work Committees” said the navy fired many live rounds at the boats, while fishing 2 to 3 nautical miles from the Gaza shore.

They added that the attack did not lead to casualties but forced the Palestinians back to shore in fear of further violations.

The attack is part of ongoing Israeli violations against Palestinian fishermen, workers, and farmers, in several parts of the Gaza Strip.

The violations have led to dozens of casualties, including fatalities, in addition to the destruction and confiscation of Palestinian fishing boats.

It is worth mentioning that, under the Oslo Peace Agreement, signed between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization in 1993, the fishing zone was set at twenty nautical miles, where the Palestinians are supposed to be able to fish and sail, but Israel keeps violating the agreement, and repeatedly reduces or alters the allotted zone.

(Source / 30.11.2020)

Army Demolishes Historic Staircase Leading To Muslim Graveyard In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers demolished, Sunday, a historic staircase leading the Shuhada Graveyard which is also part of the al-Yousifiyya graveyard, northeast of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, as part of its cable car project.

The staircase leads to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Old City and is also near the al-Yousifiyya historic graveyard.

The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that Israel demolished the staircase to make room for bigger machinery and tools as part of the ongoing work to build a cable car line, to be used by Israelis and tourists.

The City Council in occupied Jerusalem said it intends to construct concrete foundations that would be used for the cable car, which would begin near the Old City, leading to Mount Of Olives, overlooking al-Aqsa Mosque.

Israel recently demolished Palestinian homes and forced many residents to level and destroy their property in the area, under the allegation of being constructed without permits.

Two weeks ago, the government-run Israeli Land Authority, issued bids for the construction of a new neighborhood, in the segregated, Givat HaMatos Jewish-only colony.

East Jerusalem is internationally recognized as an occupied city, an integral part of the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip, and the capital of the future Palestinian State.

Israel’s colonies, and all related projects, including those in and around Jerusalem, are illegal under International Law, the Fourth Geneva Convention, in addition to various United Nations and Security Council resolutions.

(Source / 30.11.2020)

Israeli Army Invades Palestinian Lands In Central Gaza

Israeli military vehicles, including bulldozers, invaded Palestinian lands, Monday, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza Strip, before bulldozing several sections and installing sand hills.

Media sources said the vehicles came from a military base across the perimeter fence, east of the refugee camp, and advanced dozens of meters into the lands, while the soldiers fired sporadic rounds of live ammunition in addition to smoke bombs.

The sources added that the military bulldozers uprooted farmlands near the fence and installed sand hills.

The invasion is the latest of ongoing Israeli violations against the Palestinians in the besieged targeting areas across the perimeter fence in the northern and eastern parts of the Gaza Strip.

Such violations also include attacking Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, leading to dozens of casualties, including fatalities, in addition to property damage and the abduction of many Palestinians.

During these invasions and violations, the farmers are forced out of their lands, and the fishermen are attacked, including with live ammunition, while many have also been abducted and their boats were confiscated.

It is worth mentioning that, under the Oslo Peace Agreement, signed between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization in 1993, the fishing zone was set at twenty nautical miles, where the Palestinians are supposed to be able to fish and sail, but Israel keeps violating the agreement, and repeatedly reduces or alters the allotted zone.

(Source / 30.11.2020)

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians During Funeral Of Slain Man

Israeli soldiers abducted, late on Sunday at night, five young Palestinian men in occupied Jerusalem, during the funeral ceremony of a slain man, identified as Nour Jamal Shqeir, 37, who was killed by the army this past Wednesday.

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the soldiers fired many concussion grenades and gas bombs at the Palestinians when they marched in the Suwwana neighborhood, and prevented them from reaching Bab ar-Rahma graveyard.

Silwanic added that the soldiers also abducted Ehab Shqeir, Abed Shqeir, Maher Siyam, Hammouda Siyam and Ahmad Siyam.

It also said that dozens of soldiers and police officers were deployed in Jerusalem, especially on roads and alleys leading to Bab ar-Rahma, in addition to installing a roadblock near Bab al-Asbat, before preventing the Palestinians from crossing.

It is worth mentioning that, prior to releasing the corpse of the slain Palestinian approximately at 10 at night, the army said that only twenty family members are allowed into the graveyard, and once they headed there; the soldiers took their mobile phones and their ID cards.

The police also prevented the residents from carrying Palestinian flags, or chanting during the procession, and forced them to sign affidavits that would impose a 10,000 Shekel fine on each Palestinian who violates these conditions, including filming or taking pictures of the funeral procession and burial.

It is worth mentioning that Nour Jamal Shqeir, 37, was killed by Israeli soldiers on November 25, 2020, while driving through the Za’im military roadblock, east of occupied Jerusalem, after the army claimed the man tried to ram the soldiers with his vehicle.

Attorney Mohammad, who works for Silwanic, said the Israeli allegations that the young man attempted to ram soldiers are invalid and are just mere attempts to justify his death.

Nour’s uncle, Jamal Shqeir said the soldiers ordered his slain nephew to stop his car near the Za’im military roadblock, east of occupied Jerusalem, and added that he heeded to their commands and raised his hands in the air, before six soldiers, including three border guard officers, fired live rounds at him and his car.

(Source / 30.11.2020)

Palestinian Forced To Demolish His Home In Jerusalem

A Palestinian man was forced, Sunday, to demolish his home in Wadi al-Jouz neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem, after all attempts to license the property were denied by Israeli courts, despite paying high fines.

The Palestinian, identified as Mohammad Sandouqa, was forced to demolish his property using simple electric tools to avoid the excessively high fines that would be added if the City Council uses it workers and equipment to destroy the property.

Sandouqa filed various appeals with Israeli courts to no avail, including appeals to delay the demolition of the property which was built seventeen years ago.

He was also ordered to pay a 100.000 Israeli Shekels fine that he is still paying its installments, which in turn delayed the demolition until now.

It is worth mentioning that nine family members live in the property, built on land the family owns.

“I will look for a new place for me and my family,” he said, “This will not be easy due to high rental costs, especially in this area which Israel decided to designate as a reserve, and therefore, rejects Palestinian construction permits and even zoning requests.”

(Source / 30.11.2020)

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twelve Palestinians In West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, early on Monday, twelve Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the army broke into many homes and searched them.

The PPS office in Jenin, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Saed Thabet Abu Obeid, in addition to Mohammad Samir Abu Obeid, after invading their homes in the al-Marah neighborhood in the city.

In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted Tha’er Anis Ghabbash, who works for the Wall and Colonization Resistance Commission, in addition to Mohammad Raslan Far’un, from their homes in al-‘Ezariyya town, in addition to Ashraf al-Basheeti from Samiramis neighborhood, north of Jerusalem.

In Jericho, in northeastern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Suleiman Khalaf Nawaj’a, in addition to a former political prisoner, Abdul-Aziz Jihad Safi, 35, from Aqbat Jabr refugee camp, southwest of the city.

In Ramallah, in central West Bank, the soldiers invaded Qarawat Bani Zeid village, north of the city, before abducting Omar Raja Arar and Noureddin Ibrahim Sneif.

In Bethlehem, south of Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted three Palestinians, identified as Ayman Nawwaf al-Qaisi, 19, from al-‘Azza refugee camp, in addition to Mousa Monir Ja’ara, 23, and former political prisoner, Shadi Shehada Badawna, 32, from Aida refugee camp.

(Source / 30.11.2020)

Soldiers Attack Nonviolent Procession, Abduct Two Palestinians Near Salfit

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Israeli soldiers attacked, Monday, a nonviolent procession against the establishment of an illegal colonialist outpost west of the central West Bank city of Salfit, and abducted two Palestinians.

Eyewitnesses said the Palestinians marched to the al-Ras area, northwest of Salfit, where the Israeli colonists are attempting to install an illegal outpost on Palestinian lands.

They added that the soldiers, and several colonists, attacked the Palestinian protesters with clubs and batons, especially when they tried to stop Israeli bulldozers from uprooting the lands.

The soldiers chased several Palestinians, and abducted two, before moving them to an unknown destination.

It is worth mentioning that, on Sunday, many colonists invaded approximately 50 Dunams of Palestinian in the ar-Ras area, and uprooted dozens of olive trees.

(Source / 30.11.2020)

Army Demolishes A Palestinian Home Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers demolished, Monday, a Palestinian home in the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank.

Local activist Ahmad Salah said several army jeeps, and bulldozers, invaded the Um Rokba area, in the southern part of the town, and closed it, preventing the Palestinians from entering or leaving.

Salah added that the soldiers then proceeded to demolish a 200 square/meter home, owned by Mohammad Ya’coub Da’dou’, allegedly for being built without a permit from the Civil Administration Office, the administrative branch of Israel’s illegal occupation.

It is worth mentioning that the area is subject to frequent Israeli violations, including the demolition of many homes and structures, in addition to outstanding orders targeting many more.

Israeli colonists also repeatedly attack and uproot Palestinian lands in the same area, which is essential for Palestinian constructions due to population growth.

The Palestinians have already lost large swaths of lands for the construction and expansion of Israel’s illegal colonies, built in direct violation of International Law, and the Fourth Geneva Convention.

In related news, the soldiers destroyed three Palestinian water wells in the villages of Arrana and al-Jalama, northeast of Jenin, in northern West Bank.

The wells are on private lands, owned by Mahmoud Sidqi Abu Farha, Taiseer Rashid al-Omari, and Jawdat Bayer Darawsha.

(Source / 30.11.2020)