NABLUS, (PIC) – A Palestinian citizen on Saturday evening was injured after extremist Jewish settlers assaulted him near Huwara town in southern Nablus.
Local official Ghassan Daghlas said that settlers savagely beat Naser Samara in the presence of Israeli soldiers during his presence in an area near the town and not far from the illegal settlement of Yitzhar.
He added that Samara suffered from different bruises and received medical assistance in an emergency center in Huwara.
TULKAREM, (PIC) – Israeli occupation forces (IOF) arrested two Palestinians from Anabta town, east of Tulkarem, and wounded another young man with a tear gas canister in Jenin.
Local sources reported that IOF stormed Anabta and arrested Muhannad Hammad, 19, after they raided his house. Zaid Asaad Faqha, 19, was arrested after he was summoned by the occupation intelligence agency.
In Jenin, local sources said that Jihad Khaled Abu Murad, 21, from Arana village was injured by a tear gas canister in his face while he was on his way to work and on the bypass road, northeast of Jenin.
The medical teams reported that they took Abu Murad to Jenin Governmental Hospital for treatment. His condition was described as moderate and stable.
According to a periodic report issued by Hamas’s media office in West Bank, the IOF committed 2,050 violations against the Palestinians and their lands in the West Bank and Jerusalem during November.
Jerusalem, al-Khalil and Ramallah areas were the most exposed provinces to Israeli violations, with (348, 276, 265) violations, respectively.
West Banker arrested for throwing firebomb at soldier
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC) – The Israeli occupation police on Sunday evening kidnaped a child from the east Jerusalem district of Issawiya.
According to local sources, police officers kidnaped 17-year-old Mohamed Obeid near the eastern entrance to Issawiya.
In a separate incident, a Palestinian man was also arrested Sunday on suspicion of throwing a Molotov cocktail at an Israeli soldier at a military checkpoint in the northern West Bank on Saturday evening, according to a statement released by the Israeli occupation army.
A video of the incident shows a man emerge from a car at the checkpoint, near the illegal settlement of Kedumim. He approaches the soldier and speaks with him for several moments before pulling out a firebomb from his coat, lighting it and throwing it at the soldier, who dodges.
The young man then runs away as the soldier watches, without responding to the attack.
The Israeli army claimed the man was arrested following a joint military and intelligence effort.
A large crowd of illegal Israeli settlers, on Saturday, under the protection of occupation soldiers, led an assault on Palestinian civilians in the southern West Bank city of Hebron.
Palestinian WAFA News Agency correspondent reported that dozens of Israeli colonists, threw rocks and yelled hateful and racist slogans at Palestinians in Tel Rumeida neighborhood in Hebron.
Meanwhile, in Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron, a number of Palestinian farmers and shepherds were injured, Saturday, when illegal Israeli colonists assaulted them, resulting in injuries.
From the Wall and Settlements Resistance Committee, Rateb al-Jabour told WAFA that settlers from the two colonies, Mitzpe Yair and Susya, attacked Palestinian civilians near Khirbet al-Batm and Sussia hamlets.
No further information was available at the time of this report.
On Friday, Israeli settlers stormed the property of Khaled Daraghmeh, in al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, WAFA reported.
Daraghmeh said that a group of colonists, likely from the settlement of Ma’ale Levona, invaded his plot of land, and damaged his water pipes, doors, and orange trees.
No injuries were reported.
Furthermore, another settler assault occurred in the Masafer Yatta region, in the southern West Bank, when Israeli colonists invaded Palestinian-owned homes, while assaulting the inhabitants.
Local activist, Fuad al-Amour, Coordinator of the Protection and Steadfastness Committee, stated that a group of armed settlers, under army protection, broke into and ransacked a number of homes in the al-Markez community.
Palestinian home owners attempted to stop the incursion, the settlers assaulted them.
No further information was available at the time of reporting.
Hardcore #Israeli settlers and occupation forces break into the neighborhood of Tal Rumeida in the city of #Hebron, south of the occupied West Bank, and assault Palestinian citizens, today. Photos by: Musab Shawar
Hundreds of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers gathered, Thursday, near Mar Saba (St. Saba) Christian Monastery, east of the Palestinian city of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, and attempted to disrupt prayers.
Hundreds of colonists descended to the ancient holy site, the older Christian Monastery in occupied Palestine, during the celebration of the feast of St. Saba, eyewitnesses said.
They added that the Israeli assailants then attempted to intimidate the monks who gathered there to pray, in a deliberate attempt to stop the prayers.
Palestinian Christian groups denounced the serious violation, especially since such violations continue to be ignored by countries around the world, while the so-called Christian-Zionist groups that provide cover for Israel’s constant violations, crimes, and intimidation targeting the Palestinians, both Muslims and Christians, and their holy sites, in occupied Palestine.
Background: Al-Monitor: At the foot of a mountain peak in the Kidron Valley desert, the Mar Saba Monastery sits 1,500 meters (roughly a mile) away from the town of al-Obeydiyya, east of Bethlehem.
The monastery dates back to the fifth century. Saint Saba, among other monks, founded it in 484 based on a unique engineering plan to become one of the oldest inhabited monasteries in the world.
The monastery is one of the most prominent Palestinian archaeological monuments. It is surrounded by magnificent natural sceneries showing the twists and turns of the valley.
An 18-meter (59 feet) high tower called the Justinian Tower was erected next to the monastery in the sixth century and was used for observation.
Palestinian group Hamas on Sunday accused the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of supporting Israeli occupation in violation of Palestinians’ rights, Anadolu Agency reports.
“Statements made during visits by some Emirati officials to the [Israeli] occupation went over the line and reflect unlimited UAE support to the settlement and occupation,” Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said on Twitter.
Such statements also confirm “UAE involvement with the occupation against Palestinian rights and the interests of the peoples of the region,” he said.
During recent visits to Israel and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a number of Emirati and Bahraini officials made statements showing support for Israeli policies.
This September the UAE, along with Bahrain, signed a controversial US-brokered agreement with Israel to establish diplomatic relations. Following their normalization deal, a host of bilateral agreements were signed between the two countries.
The normalization deals have drawn widespread condemnation from Palestinians, who say the accords ignore their rights and do not serve the Palestinian cause.
A large Israeli army force invaded Kufur Qaddoum village, Saturday, during the weekly march, and fired tear-gas canisters, causing dozens to suffocate.
The Coordinator of the popular resistance committee, Morad Eshteiwi, stated that occupation soldiers opened fire with tear-gas canisters causing several civilians, including women and children, to choke.
Eshteiwi added that the army fired at civilians and their property, during the suppression of local youths rejection of the army incursion. Young Palestinian men hurled rocks with slingshots, towards the invading occupation soldiers.
Local Palestinians in Kufur Qaddoum, and surrounding communities east of Qalqilia, in the northern West Bank, have organized weekly peaceful processions on Friday and Saturday, to pressure the Israeli authorities to re-open the road closed to Palestinians in 2003.
On Friday, local youths were successful in knocking down an army drone used by the Israeli military to deliver a large number of tear-gas bombs below its target.
Jerusalem (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces on Sunday continued razing and vandalizing the Al-Shuhada’ cemetery, which is an extension of the Al-Yusifiya cemetery in the occupied Jerusalem.
Mustafa Abu Zahra, head of the committee for the preservation of Islamic cemeteries in Jerusalem, said that the occupation municipality in Jerusalem continues excavating and bulldozing the Al-Shuhada’ cemetery, which contains the graves of people killed by Israeli forces in the 1967 war.
Abu Zahra explained that the occupation bulldozers stormed the cemetery and began sweeping, as part of the occupation’s work, digging for the “biblical garden path.”
The occupation forces demolished the wall of the cemetery and the stairs at the entrance leading to it, early this month.
The demolition is part of an ongoing campaign by the Israel Land Authority (ILA) to level the lands of the cemetery in order to build a national park.