Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian Worker Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers shot, on Sunday morning, a Palestinian worker near the illegal Annexation Wall near Barta’a town, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired live rounds at Palestinian workers near the wall, wounding one of them.

They added that the soldiers shot Khaled Mer’eb Freihat with a live round in his leg, before Palestinian medics rushed his to a hospital in Jenin.

The incident is part of a series of Israeli violations and attacks targeting Palestinian workers, and farmers, on lands near the illegal Annexation Wall in Jenin, and several other parts of the occupied West Bank.

(Source / 07.02.2021)

Soldiers Injure Five Palestinians, Including Medic, In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers injured, Saturday, at least five Palestinians, including a paramedic, during the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia.

Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, said the protesters marched from the center of the village, while chanting slogans against the ongoing illegal Israeli occupation, its colonies, and violations.

He added that several army jeeps invaded Kufur Qaddoum and attacked the protesters with sponge-tipped bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades.

Five Palestinians, including a medic, were shot with the sponge-tipped bullets, and many others suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.  They all received the needed treatment by local medics.

This week’s protests came in condemnation of Israel’s illegal expansion and construction of its colonies, as well as the escalating violations against the Palestinian people, their homes, lands, and holy sites.

Kufur Qaddoum witnesses frequent Israeli invasions, assaults, and abductions as it continues to hold its weekly nonviolent processions against the illegal Annexation Wall and colonies, and against the closure of the main road, which was blockaded by the military sixteen years ago, to enable easy access for colonialist settlers driving to and from the Kedumim colony, built on private Palestinian lands.

(Source / 07.02.2021)

Army Halts Construction Of Seven Palestinian Homes Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers invaded, Sunday, the town of Sorra, west of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and handed seven locals military orders halting the construction of their homes.

Morad Eshteiwi, the head of the “Wall And Colonization Resistance Commission” in northern West Bank, said the soldiers halted the construction of seven Palestinian homes near the illegal Havat Gilad colony, which was built on stolen lands.

He added that the under-construction homes are owned by Abdul-Basset Mohammad, Abdul-Qader Torabi, Fares Torabi, Dia’ Torabi, Zahi Torabi, Taiseer Ghanem, and Ayman Ghanem.

The army claimed the homes were being built without permits from the “Civil Administration Office,” the administrative branch of Israel’s illegal occupation of the West Bank, although they received the needed permits from the Local Town Council.

While Israel continues to build and expand its illegal colonies, and retroactively license the outposts, all built in direct violation of International Law and the Fourth Geneva Convention, it continues to prevent the Palestinians from constructing on their lands in Area C (about %60) of the West Bank.

(Source / 07.02.2021)

Israeli Colonists Attack Palestinian Shepherds Near Hebron

A group of fanatic Israeli colonists, illegally squatting on private Palestinian lands, attacked many shepherds, Sunday, in the Masafer Yatta area, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

Fuad al-Amour, the head of the “Protection and Steadfastness Committee” in Masafer Yatta and Southern Hebron Hills, said the colonists came from Havat Ma’on illegal colony, which was built on stolen Palestinian lands.

He added that the colonists harassed and physically attacked many shepherds and forced them out of grazing lands, east of the Tiwana village, in Masafer Yatta.

The colonists also hurled stones at the shepherds and many locals on their lands.

Israel’s colonies and outposts in the West Bank, including those in and around the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, are illegal under International Law, the Fourth Geneva Convention to which Israel is a signatory and a constant violator, in addition to various United Nations and Security Council resolutions.

(Source / 07.02.2021)

Israeli Soldiers Invade Archaeological Site Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers invaded, Sunday, the archeological site in Sebastia Palestinian town, north of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Mohammad Azem, the Mayor of Sebastia, said several army jeeps invaded the town, before heading towards the archeological site.

He added that the soldiers forced the Palestinian away, and closed the site, after surrounding the area.

It is worth mentioning that the army frequently invades Sebastia, especially when accompanying the illegal Israeli colonists to the archeological site amidst ongoing attempts to control it.

During these invasions, the soldiers block all Palestinian traffic, in addition to frequently storming homes, abducting Palestinians, and attacking protesters, causing injuries, in addition to removing the Palestinian flag.

(Source / 07.02.2021)

Illegal Israeli Colonists Spray Toxins On Palestinian Lands Near Nablus

On Sunday, several fanatic Israeli colonists, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands, invaded Palestinian farmlands in Khirbat Tana village, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and sprayed them with chemical toxins.

Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the Israeli assailants came from Itamar illegal colony, which was built on stolen Palestinian lands.

Daghlas added that the colonists attacked many farmers before forcing them away, and sprayed chemical toxins on their lands.

The attack is part of constant attempts to illegally occupy more Palestinian lands to expand the colonies and outposts.

In related news, several fanatic illegal Israeli colonists invaded a Palestinian olive orchard near Salfit, in central West Bank, and cut more than thirty saplings, in addition to stealing equipment.

Israel’s colonies in the occupied West Bank, including in and around Jerusalem, are illegal under International Law, the Fourth Geneva Convention in addition to various United Nations resolutions.

(Source / 07.02.2021)

Poll: Over 96% of Palestinians will participate in elections

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- The vast majority of Palestinians will participate in the next legislative election in May, revealed a new poll.

According to a poll made by the International Relations Forum for Debate and Policies, 96.6% of those surveyed will take part in the legislative election.

Meanwhile, 3.45 of those surveyed said they will not participate. Some of them explained their decision saying that they will not participate in elections as long as there is an Israeli occupation, while others questioned the results.

When asked about the reasons why they think that the factions agreed to hold the elections, 70.9% said that foreign pressure forced the factions to hold the elections, while 11% said that it was due to the factions’ belief in the necessity of the elections.

The poll also revealed that 51.6% of those included in the survey will elect Hamas’ list, 20% will elect Dahlan’s, 17.4% will elect Fatah’s, while 11% chose other lists.

(Source / 07.02.2021)

In January, ‘Israel’ detained 456 Palestinians, including 93 minors, 8 women

Palestinian prisoners’ advocacy groups said that Israeli occupation detained 456 Palestinians during January, including 93 minors and 8 women.

The groups said that the Israeli occupation authorities also issued 105 administrative detention orders in January.

By the end of January, 4500 Palestinians have been imprisoned in Israeli jails, among them 37 women, 140 children and 45 held in administrative detention.

There are also 26 Palestinian prisoners before Oslo.

The number of Palestinian prisoners serving a sentence above 20 years is 497, while the number of prisoners serving life a sentence is 543.

There are 33 Palestinian prisoners serving more than 25 years of sentence, and 57 serving more than 20 years of sentence.

The groups also said that 355 Palestinian prisoners have tested positive for COVID-19, 11 priosners are suffering from cancer, and 300 priosners have chronic diseases.

(Source / 07.02.2021)

‘Israel’ notifies halt on construction of seven houses in Nablus

Occupied West Bank (QNN)- The Israeli forces on Sunday notified halt on construction of seven houses in Nablus, and took the measurements of an eighth house in Salfit in preparation for demolishing it.

Local sources said Israeli forces notified halt on seven houses in the village of Turrah in western Nablus.

In the same vein, the Israeli army took the measurements of a three-story house in Salfit.

Meanwhile, Israeli settlers uprooted 30 olive trees in the village of Bruqin today.

Settlers’ attacks have recently increased throughout the West Bank and Jerusalem. Israeli settlers, guarded by Israeli soldiers, attacked native Palestinian farmers in the village of Sinjil in Ramallah.

(Source / 07.02.2021)

Israeli settlers uproot 30 olive saplings near Salfit in occupied West Bank

Occupied West Bank (QNN)- Israeli settlers today uprooted and stole nearly 30 olive saplings for a Palestinian farmer in the village of Bruqin, near the town of Salfit in the occupied West Bank, local sources said.

Witnesses told WAFA that a group of settlers sneaked their way into a ranch near the village, where they uprooted 30 olive saplings and stole farming equipment belonging to Yousef Sabra, a local Palestinian farmer.

There are nearly 700,000 Israeli settlers living in 256 illegal settlements and outposts scattered across the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Israeli settlements are illegal under international law.

Palestinians plant around 10,000 new olive trees in the West Bank each year, most of which are of oil-pro­duc­ing varieties.

However, Palestinians see the destruc­tion of their trees as a way for the occupation to erase Palestinian iden­tity and force them to cede more land to Israel.

The committee against the wall and settlement said Israeli forces uprooted, broke, and damaged 6507 trees in 869 operations in 2020.

(Source / 07.02.2021)