Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Palestinian Teen near Ramallah

Israeli occupation forces, on Friday, shot a Palestinian child while he was present at a park in Saffa village, west of Ramallah, central occupied West Bank.

Ahmad Samara, head of Saffa village council, told the Palestinian WAFA News Agency that soldiers shot the minor with a live round in the leg, adding that the army threatened locals with gunfire and blocked them from entering the area.

According to the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS), the minor’s injury was deemed critical, he was transferred to Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital, inside of 1948 lands, known as Israel, for urgent treatment.

The reason for the shooting was not clear at the time of this report.

(Source / 28.02.2021)

Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, at least seven Palestinians from several parts of the West Bank, including the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem.

In Qalqilia, in northern West Bank, the soldiers invaded Jayyous town, east of the city, and abducted a child, identified as Majd Akram Baida, 15, after assaulting him near the iron gate of the illegal Annexation Wall.

In Bethlehem, south of Jerusalem, the soldiers invaded and searched homes in Beit Fajjar town, south of the city, and abducted Essam Mohammad Taqatqa, 26.

Furthermore, the soldiers invaded at-Tour, Silwan and al-‘Isawiya towns, in occupied Jerusalem, before abducting Firas ‘Obeid, Hadi Dirbas, Mohammad Hweiti, and Mohammad Khaled Khweiss, 21.

The soldiers also invaded the Batn al-Hawa neighborhood in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, and abducted Zoheir Rajabi, a member of the Committee for Defending Batn al-Hawa.

On Saturday evening, the soldiers abducted a young woman in the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in Jerusalem.

On Friday evening, the soldiers abducted Yazan Sa’id Hamarsha, 17, and Mohamad Yasser Hamdouni, 16, from Ya’bad town, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, while they were riding a motorcycle when the soldiers abducted them and confiscated their ride.

Also on Friday evening, the soldiers also abducted Yousef Ali Salah, 20, from Batn al-Hawa in Silwan town.

(Source / 28.02.2021)

Soldiers Attack Palestinian Workers Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers stand near the Israeli Annexation Wall (archive image)

Israeli soldiers attacked, Sunday, many Palestinian workers near the Annexation Wall, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers chased many workers and fired gas bombs at them while trying to cross through a breach in the illegal wall on their way to their work.

They added that the attack took place near Rommana village, west of Jenin; the army did not abduct any Palestinian during the incident.

Similar previous attacks have led to injuries among the Palestinian workers.

These assaults are 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.

In related news, the soldiers invaded Ta’nak village, west of Jenin, before storming and ransacking the home of Mo’taz al-Muhur, and interrogated him along with his family.

Furthermore, the soldiers abducted, Sunday, at least seven Palestinians from several parts of the West Bank, including the occupied capital, Jerusalem.

(Source / 28.02.2021)

Israeli Colonists Injure A Palestinian Teen In Jerusalem

A group of illegal Israeli colonists attacked, Sunday, a Palestinian teenage boy in occupied Jerusalem, causing several injuries.

Media sources said the teen, identified as Mohammad Hasan Abu al-Hummus, 17, was walking in the French Hill area when the colonists attacked him.

They added that the teen was wounded to several parts of his body, especially the head of face, when the colonists assaulted him by hurling stones at him, in addition to kicking and punching him.

The injured Palestinian teen is from the al-Isawiya town, in Jerusalem. Israeli medics were called to the scene and provided him with the needed treatment.

In related news, the soldiers attacked, Sunday, many Palestinian workers near the Annexation Wall, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

In addition, the soldiers invaded Ta’nak village, west of Jenin, before storming and ransacking the home of Mo’taz al-Muhur, and interrogated him along with his family.

Furthermore, the soldiers abducted, Sunday, at least seven Palestinians from several parts of the West Bank, including the occupied capital, Jerusalem.

(Source / 28.02.2021)

US firm accidently reveals Israeli base harboring missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads near nuclear reactor

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- An American company that provided satellite photos of the Israeli Dimona nuclear reactor last week has also photographed the Kanaf 2 Israel Air Force base and Jericho surface-to-surface missiles, which are capable of carrying nuclear warheads, stationed at this base, according to Haaretz.

The area, photographed by Planet Labs, is located west of the so-called Beit Shemesh near occupied Jerusalem. It appears on ordinary Israeli maps as open space and on civilian flight maps as an off-limits area. But according to numerous foreign reports, this area is home to the Kanaf 2 Israel Air Force base. The website of GlobalSecurity.org says that three squadrons of Jericho surface-to-surface missiles are stationed at this base.

Disclosures about Israel’s nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities have appeared in foreign media on various occasions in the past, often against the background of American-Israeli tensions over arms control and supervision of nuclear activities.

Last week, Planet Labs provided satellite photos of construction at the Dimona nuclear reactor to The Associated Press.

Publication of these photos was made possible by a presidential order signed by Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump, that allowed American companies to take high-resolution satellite pictures of the occupation state.

In 1997, Congress had passed a law barring American companies from taking satellite photos of the occupation state at a higher resolution than those available from foreign commercial sources. The law, enacted at Israeli request, is specific to the occupation state and is meant to protect its defense facilities.

(Source / 28.02.2021)

Israel’ designates prisoner solidarity group as terrorist organization

Samidoun said it will continue to organize and mobilize internationally in defense of Palestinian rights and liberation

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- The Israeli minister of war Benny Gantz Sunday signed a decision, designating Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, operating in Europe and North America, as a terrorist organization.

Samidoun, which works to build solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in their struggle for freedom, developed out of the September-October 2011 hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. It works on raising awareness and providing resources about Palestinian political prisoners, their conditions, their demands, and their work for freedom.

In response to the Israeli decision, Samidoun said it “will continue to organize and mobilize internationally in defense of Palestinian rights and liberation.”

“This is the latest manifestation of a smear campaign that is intended to silence international support for the Palestinian people and especially the nearly 5,000 Palestinians jailed by the Israeli occupation”, a statement by the solidarity group read.

The statement also rejected an Israeli claim that the Palestinian writer Khaled Barakat is a “chief coordinator” of Samidoun, stressing that he “is not now, nor has he ever been, a director or “chief coordinator” of Samidoun.”

According to its website, Samidoun is an independent international, Arab and Palestinian organization that mobilizes for the liberation of nearly 5,000 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails. It advocates for the boycott of the occupation state, and upholds the right of Palestinians to resist occupation, apartheid and oppression, and the right of all Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and lands.

(Source / 28.02.2021)

Palestinians injured during confrontations with Israeli forces in Ein al-Sakut

Violent confrontations erupted between Israeli occupation forces and participants

Israeli occupation forces quelled a march in confiscated Ein al-Sakut lands in the northern Jordan Valley on Saturday. 

Violent confrontations erupted between Israeli occupation forces and participants. Dozens of Palestinian citizens suffered breathing problems due to the Israeli occupation forces firing of teargas canisters.

The Israeli occupation forces soldiers arrested two demonstrators, including the activist Jonathan Pollak, while they were participating in the march.

For her part, Ferihan Daraghmeh said that the  prevented her from reaching her land in Ein al-Sakut despite her posIsraeli occupation forces session of private property papers, in addition to preventing dozens of citizens from accessing the area.

(Source / 28.02.2021)

About 150 Israeli settlers storm Al-Aqsa courtyards

53 Jewish extremists broke into the Al-Aqsa Mosque

Dozens of Israeli settlers stormed on Sunday morning the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque under Israeli police protection.

Media and local sources said that 153 Israeli Settlers broke into the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The so-called Temple Groups had called for the mass desecration of the holy Islamic site as part of celebrations of the so-called Purim Jewish festival, which started on Sunday. 

Al-Aqsa Mosque is witnessing daily, except on Fridays and Saturdays, incursions and violations by Israeli settlers and the Israeli occupation police in two shifts in the morning and evening.

The frequency of these incursions increases during the period of Jewish festivals, during which restricted measures are imposed on the entry of Palestinians to the Mosque.

(Source / 28.02.2021)

Palestine confirms 1,911 new Covid-19 cases, 23 deaths

Days of Palestine – Ramallah – Palestine today recorded 1,991 new Covid-19 cases and 23 deaths, according to Health Minister Mai al-Kaileh.

In her daily report on the coronavirus pandemic, she said 16 deaths were registered in the West Bank, six in occupied Jerusalem and one in the Gaza Strip.

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Of the total infections registered, 1615 cases were in the West Bank, including 449 in the central district of Ramallah alone, followed by Hebron (353), Nablus (197), and Bethlehem (128).

Meanwhile, a noticeable decline in the number of daily cases was registered in the Gaza Strip, with 88 cases reported. In occupied East Jerusalem, a total of 208 cases were registered.

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 The West Bank had 717 recoveries, while the Gaza Strip recorded 100 cases. In occupied Jerusalem, 136 recoveries were reported.

The health minister pointed out that the recovery rate in Palestine has so far stood at 90.8 percent, while active cases scored 8.1 percent. Deaths stood at 1.1 percent of total infections.

Alkaila said 117 patients of coronavirus are under intensive care, of whom 26 are on ventilators.

(Source / 28.02.2021)

Palestinian captive enters 17th year in Israeli jails

Days of Palestine – Hebron – The Prisoner Club reported that the prisoner Ali Muhammad Ali Faraj Allah (Abu Al-Adeeb) from the town of Idna, west of Hebron, had finished his 16th year in the Israeli occupation prisons and entered his 17th year.

The Prisoner Club explained that the prisoner Faraj Allah (55 years) was arrested on February 26, 2005, and his parents and older brother Anwar died while in detention, and for nine years he was denied their visit due to the oppressive occupation measures against him and his family.

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The Israeli occupation forces had previously demolished his Family home twice.

Faraj Allah is married and the father of four children and a girl, the Club said.

Read More: Palestinian prisoner from Hebron enters his twentieth year in the Israeli jail

Prisoner Faraj Allah, one of the leaders of the captive movement, fought a freedom and dignity strike over a period of 45 days, during which he was subjected to repression and abuse, and recorded historical steadfastness in his challenge to the prison administration.

(Source / 28.02.2021)