Israeli army seizes tow tents, demolishes agricultural pool

Occupied West Bank (QNN)- The Israeli army on Wednesday seized two tents, which were close to an Israeli military camp and an illegal settlement in Yatta, and demolished an agricultural pool in northern Jericho, according to WAFA.

The coordinator of the Protection and Resilience Committees, Fuad Omour, told WAFA that the Israeli army seized a tent that has been used as a rest stop for hikers in the village of Susya, and another tent that has been used as a medical unit in eastern Yatta.

Meanwhile, the head of the village council Kayed Masoud told WAFA that Israeli bulldozers demolished an agricultural pool at a palm trees farm in northern Jericho. The pool used to serve nearly 20 farmers.

(Source / 10.02.2021)

‘Israel’ to expand Pisgat Ze’ev illegal settlement

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Israeli sources revealed that the Israeli municipality of occupied Jerusalem is planning for expanding the illegal settlement of Pisgat Ze’ev in the occupied city.

The new settlement project, supervised by the municipality of Jerusalem, will cost NIS 350 million, according to Israeli Hayom.

The project included the construction of 900 new settlement units and malls, as well as a railroad to connect the settlement with the Israeli train line in the western part of occupied Jerusalem.

The illegal settlement of Pisgat Ze’ev was created on Palestinian land occupied in 1967. It was expanded several times to form a barrier that separates Palestinian villages from the holy city.

(Source / 10.02.2021)

“Get out of here,” Israeli settlers scream at Palestinian family picnicking in West Bank

A group of Israeli settlers were filmed on Saturday harassing and screaming at a Palestinian family picnicking in the occupied West Bank, claiming the family didn’t have a right to be there because they were Arabs.

The Video footage, published by the mother, shows that several Israeli settlers, one of them armed, are first seen approaching the Palestinian family that was having lunch in nature outside Jibya village, north of Ramallah near an illegal settlement and telling them to leave.

When the family, which included a mother with her baby, refused, one of the settlers took their belongings and threw beverages from their cups onto their campfire.

The settlers then continued saying, “You’re not Israelis, you’re Arabs, we did you a favour when we let you stay.”

Then they called the Israeli occupation forces and demanded that the Palestinian family be sent away.

“I don’t want to have to use too much force. You cannot be here,” one of the soldiers was heard telling the family.

“You are not allowed to be here…Get out of here. Yalla,” the soldier said.

In a statement responding to the incident, the IOF said it was aware of the case and that it was being “handled by commanders. The conduct of the soldiers in the incident will be investigated.”

Israeli settlers violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the occupied West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli occupation authorities.

There are over 700,000 Israeli settlers living in illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem in violation of international law, particularly the Fourth Geneva Convention.

(Source / 10.02.2021)

PA escalates its arrests of Hamas supporters since the beginning of the Cairo dialogue

Days of Palestine – Ramallah – The Committee of the Families of Political Prisoners accused the Palestinian Authority (PA), last night, of waging a campaign of arrest and summoning of activists and citizens in the occupied West Bank, against a political background.

The committee said in a press statement that the PA arrested the editor, Ahmed Darwish, from the northern city of Nablus, after he was summoned for an investigation yesterday.

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It indicated that it had summoned a group of freed prisoners and former political detainees, among whom were known: “Malik Shtayyeh, Awni Al-Shakhshir, Bara Rayhan, Mahmoud Aseda” in Nablus.

A court in Nablus – according to the committee – rejected the request to release the two students at An-Najah University, Hussam Shtayyeh, and Ibrahim Abed, noting that they had been detained for 10 days by the intelligence service of PA.

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It stressed that “the arrests carried out by the authorities against students and citizens in the West Bank are carried out illegally, in terms of arrest procedures, charges and even release procedures, as well as the investigation process that is full of physical and psychological torture methods and threats.”

The committee said that this campaign comes under the shadow of the launch of Cairo dialogues between the Palestinian factions to reach understandings about the general elections.

It demands leaders and activists in the West Bank meeting in Cairo to discuss the issue of public freedoms and guarantee them in the West Bank.

They called on the security forces of the PA to lift their hands from the people of Hamas, unleash public freedoms, stop political arrests, neutralize the security services from the election march and interfere with terrorizing citizens and influence their thinking in an attempt to dissuade them from participating in the elections.

The committee also said that the PA’s security forces continue to carry out political arrests, which come in light of a campaign of arrests and summonses carried out by the Israeli occupation security services, which also aims to dissuade the people of Hamas from actively participating in the upcoming general Palestinian elections.”

(Source / 10.02.2021)

Deputy speaker of Palestinian parliament calls for PA to stop crackdown on Hamas

Deputy Speaker of the Palestinian parliament, Hassan Khreesheh [Facebook ]
Deputy Speaker of the Palestinian parliament, Hassan Khreesheh

Deputy Speaker of the Palestinian Parliament, Hassan Khreesheh, called on the Palestinian Authority (PA) to stop its crackdown on Hamas as a “goodwill gesture” to prove the seriousness of national talks, the Shehab news agency reported yesterday.

“The PA has to lift its restrictions imposed on Hamas in the West Bank and everyone must practice their freedoms,” Khreesheh told Shehab.

He stressed: “Elections cannot be carried out under such conditions; otherwise, we are kidding the Palestinian people.”

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The independent MP hoped Palestinian factions would retain the “positive spirit” of the Cairo talks and achieve “positive” changes for Palestinians.

Shehab said that the PA security services have increased their security campaigns against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, including detentions and harassment on political grounds.

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Last night Palestinian factions concluded the first round of national dialogue in Cairo and said they agreed on forming the elections court, lifting restrictions on Hamas in the West Bank, and resuming talks in March.

(Source / 10.02.2021)

The occupation detains 30 Palestinians from West Bank

Days of Palestine – Ramallah – Israeli forces on Wednesday carried out large-scale detention raids across the West Bank, detaining 30 Palestinians, according to local and security sources.

The sources confirmed that the occupation forces arrested 13 citizens from Ramallah and Al-Bireh governorate after raided their families’ houses, and they are: Baha Muhammad Attiyah, Maher Malik Hawij, Ali Shaker Sarah, Muhammad Akram Farid, Khaled Suhail Sara from the town of Ein Yabroud, and Nafez Hijaz, and Faris Shalabi from the eastern farm. , Amin Bassam Jaraba, Fouad Kanaan Abdel-Jalil, Jamal Al-Barqawi, Abdul-Rahman Muhammad Al-Sheikh, Muhammad Ubaida, and Muhannad Yusef Jaber from the town of Beitin.

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In Jerusalem district, Israeli forces re-arrested a former prisoner in a raid in al-Eizariya town, southeast of Jerusalem.

This came as Israeli police detained another Palestinian after breaking into his house in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-Issawiya.

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In Bethlehem, the Coordinator of the Anti-Wall and Settlement Committee, Ahmad Salah, confirmed an Israeli military raid in al-Khader town, south of the city, resulting in the detention of two freed prisoners.

In Jenin, the director of the Prisoner’s Club, Montaser Samour, said, “The occupation forces arrested the two youths, Bassem Muhd ​​Tazazaa and Yusef Basim Assaf, after storming Qabatiya and raiding their families’ homes, which led to clashes between the Palestinians and the occupation forces that fired shots and sound bombs”

Soldiers forced their way into Kafr Ra‘i town, northwest of Jenin, where they re-arrested a former prisoner.

In Hebron district, the sources said that Israeli troops conducted a raid in Sa‘ir town, east of Hebron city, detaining three Palestinians, including a nonviolent activist with the Popular Anti-Wall and Settlement Committees, Khaled Suleiman al-Adra, 50.

The soldiers conducted a similar raid in al-Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, resulting in the detention of another.

In Nablus, the occupation forces arrested five citizens: Khaled Emad Hassan Hashash (21 years), Samir Abdel Karim Youssef Hashash (28 years), and Muhammad Abu Hantash, after they stopped their vehicle at the Huwara military checkpoint south of Nablus, and they are From Balata camp.

The same sources added that the occupation forces arrested Muhammad Salama from Al-Quds Street, east of Nablus, and another citizen whose identity was not yet known.

(Source / 10.02.2021)

Israeli forces shoot a Palestinian worker near Jenin

Days of Palestine – Jenin – A Palestinian worker was injured after he was shot by Israeli gunfire, near the town of Barta’a, southwest of Jenin, according to local sources.

Local sources reported that Israeli soldiers shot Ahmad Barham in the foot near the town of Barta’a as he was trying to go to his workplace inside Israel, adding that he was taken to the hospital for treatment.

(Source / 10.02.2021)

Israeli settler official incites to kill the mayor of Hebron

Days of Palestine – Hebron – A Hebron settler leader called on Tuesday to kill the mayor of Hebron, Tayseer Abu Sneineh, for his stance on refusing to add an elevator to disabled settlers near the Ibrahimi Mosque.

The Hebrew site, Serugim, reported that the head of the Kiryat Arba settlement council – Eliyahu Liebman – called for the mayor of Hebron to be killed, in response to the Israeli Supreme Court’s refusal to hear a settlement organization within a petition filed by Palestinians against a project to build an elevator for disabled settlers near the Ibrahimi Mosque.

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Liebmann accused the court of colluding with Abu Siena, who represented the petitioners, claiming that his hands were stained with the blood of the Jews and therefore he should be killed.

(Source / 10.02.2021)

Israeli forces demolish four water collection ponds near Jericho

Days of Palestine – Jericho – The Israeli occupation forces on Wednesday demolished four agricultural ponds in the village of Marj Naaja and Khirbet Allan “Al-Shouneh” from the village of Al-Jiftlik with a capacity of 4,900 cubic meters and owned by farmers Saleh Abu Hashem, Munir Nasasrah, and Nasr Zubeidat.

Farmer Qais Nasasrah said that three Israeli vehicles supported by the occupation army demolished and destroyed two agricultural ponds, one feeding about 50 dunums of grapes, while the other fed about 15 dunums of dates.

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Earlier in the day, the Israeli occupation forces demolished a water collection pond, a capacity of 1,400 cubic meters, and used it to supply water for the irrigation of scores of donums planted with palm trees, benefiting 20 families in the “Khazuq Musa” area of ​​the village of Marj Naajah, north of Jericho.

Head of the Marj Na‘ja Village Council, Kayed Masoud, said that Israeli forces escorted a bulldozer to the north of the village, where the heavy machinery demolished a pond used to collect water for the irrigation of a nearby palm farm belonging to Saleh Abu Hashem.

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(Source / 10.02.2021)

Israel demolishes Palestinian house’s prisoner

Days of Palestine – Jenin – Israeli occupation forces Today, Wednesday, demolished the house of prisoner Muhammad Qabha, in the village of Tura, near Jenin.

Last week, the Supreme Occupation Court rejected the petition submitted to it against the demolition of the house of the prisoner Muhammad Qabha, in which the court approved the demolition of the upper floor of the house of the prisoner Muhammad Qabha, while leaving the rest of the other floors as they are without any demolition or closure.

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In mid-January, the occupation authorities were notified of the demolition of the prisoner’s house, where the family was informed of the military court’s decision to demolish the two-story house, measuring 180 square meters, which housed 4 children and their mother.

And the Israeli occupation authorities announced earlier, that the captive Muhammad Qabha was the perpetrator of the operation that resulted in the death of a settlement, and indicated that he carried out it in revenge for the captive Kamal Abu Waer.

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On December 24, Israeli special units arrested “Arabists”, the released prisoner, Muhammad Marwah Qabha, 36, from the village of Tura, southwest of Jenin, and abused his family members.

On December 20, the occupation army announced that it had found the body of an Israeli settler in a bush west of Jenin.

The official of the northern West Bank settlements, “Yossi Dagan,” said at the time that the talk was about a Palestinian commando operation, and that the settlement was killed by throwing a large stone on its head.

The family of the prisoner was subjected to arrest, assault, beating, and abuse after her son was arrested, in addition to taking measurements of the house more than once in preparation for its demolition.

(Source / 10.02.2021)