Soldiers Confiscate Tractor, Deny Palestinians Access To Their Lands, Near Salfit

Israeli soldiers confiscated, Sunday, a Palestinian tractor and denied many farmers access to their own lands, west of Salfit, in central West Bank.

Media sources said the soldiers invaded the Khallet Hassan area, west of Bidya village, west of the central West Bank city of Salfit, before confiscating a tractor, owned by a farmer of Masha nearby village.

They added that the soldiers told the Palestinians that they are not allowed to enter and work on their lands in the area.

Besides confiscating the tractor, the soldiers held a bulldozer and agricultural equipment for several hours, before returning them to their owners.

It is worth mentioning that Khallet Hassan, about 4000 Dunams, is subject to frequent Israeli violations, especially since the illegal colonialist settlers are trying to establish a new outpost that would be linked with five colonies and various other outposts between the governorates of Salfit and Qalqilia.

In related news, the soldiers confiscated a bulldozer, owned by a Palestinian from Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

The soldiers invaded Burin and confiscated the bulldozer while working on building a greenhouse belonging to a local school.

(Source / 29.03.2021)

Israeli Army Invades Palestinian Lands In Central Gaza

Several Israeli army vehicles, including bulldozers, invaded Palestinian farmlands, on Monday morning, east of Deir al-Balah, in the central Gaza Strip.

Eyewitnesses said the vehicles, including four armored bulldozers, came from Kissufim military base, across the perimeter fence.

They added that the vehicles advanced dozens of meters into Palestinian lands, before bulldozing them and installing sand hills close to the fence.

In related news, Israeli navy ships attacked several Palestinian fishing boats, less than three nautical miles from the shore, northwest of Gaza city.

The attacks are part of the repeated Israeli violations targeting farmersshepherds, workers, and fishermen, and have led to dozens of casualties, including fatalities, in addition to serious property damage and the confiscation of many boats after abducting the fishermen.

(Source / 29.03.2021)

Israeli media says undercover soldiers infiltrated into PA Ministry, stole documents

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Israeli channel 13 revealed that an Israeli undercover unit infiltrated into a PA Ministry and stole documents.

The Israeli channel reported that a group of undercover soldiers, who live in illegal settlements, believed that the situation in the West Bank has been changing as the Palestinian Authority is building Palestinian projects in the occupied territory. So, they decided “to do something and reveal the Palestinian projects for the public”.

According to the channel, after the soldiers got to know each other, they started preparing fake IDs and stories. A Lebanese spy called Ilias took part in the operation.

The report added that the unit disguised as a foreign media outlet. Ronet, one of the soldiers, said “Me, the cameraman, the Belgian channel manager, and those who were guarding men, we were all speaking Arabic”.

The unit targeted Jihad Rabi’a, who is responsible for the PA’s plans in C areas, according to the channel. The report described him as the person, who is responsible for using millions of dollars donated from the EU and turn them into real projects.

Ronet called the Ministry of Local Government to ask about Jihad and she also talked to the Minister.

“When the Minister asked me who I was, I said I’m a journalist working for a Belgian media outlet as a correspondent in Palestine and that I want to make a report to increase the EU support coming to Palestine”, she said.

“We found out that the Europeans simply ignore the Israeli sovereignty [on the West Bank]”, she added.

(Source / 29.03.2021)

Israeli settlers set up tent east of Bethlehem as prelude to establish a new settlement

Bethlehem (QNN)- Israeli settlers set up a tent on Palestinian-owned land yesterday in the town of Taqou’ to the east of Bethlehem, in the southern occupied West Bank.

A group of settlers set up a tent on a plot of land to the east of the city of Bethlehem as a prelude to taking over the land for the benefit of establishing a new settlement outpost there, which would prevent Palestinian land owners access to their lands.

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.

(Source / 29.03.2021)

Palestinians hold vigil against Israel’s attempts to take over lands in Sebastia village

Nablus (QNN)- Palestinian activists held a vigil today at an archeological building in the village of Sebastia in Nablus in the occupied West Bank to protect it against attempts by colonial Israeli settlers to take it over.

#Palestinian activists hold a vigil at an archeological building in the occupied West Bank village of Sebastia to protect it against attempts by colonial Israeli settlers to take it over, today.

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Mohammad al-Azem, head of the Sebastia municipality, told QNN that Israeli occupation authorities are planning to open a police center in the archeological building in the village of Sebastia, as a prelude to take over the land.

Al-Azem added that Israel’s archeological activities in Palestinian territory aim to extend the policy of dispossessing Palestinians of their lands and cultural assets.

Al-Azem stressed that indigenous of Sebastia will not allow the Israeli occupation to one day steal their heritage and will confront every attempt to take over the lands.

Sebastia is an ancient town dating back 3,000 years. It extends over 5,000 dunums [1,235 acres] and is inhabited by 3,500 people. Herod the Great named the city Sebaste — meaning Augustus — in honor of Roman Emperor Augustus Caesar in 27 B.C.

The city, famous for its dozens of Roman archaeological pieces and sites, continuously faces attacks by Israeli settlers and the Israeli forces, who have their eyes set on its archaeological sites.

In November 2020, Israeli occupation authorities threatened to forcibly remove the 17-meter (56-feet) long Palestinian flagpole erected near the antiquities plaza in the village of Sebastia.

The plaza itself is located in Area B of the West Bank, which is under Palestinian civil control and Israeli military control. ‘Israel’ claims the flagpole provokes the settlers.

In the past years, ‘Israel’ has taken many illegal steps targeting Palestinian heritage sites.

Meanwhile, Israeli settlers set up a tent on Palestinian-owned land in the town of Taqou’ to the east of Bethlehem for the benefit of establishing a new settlement outpost there, which would prevent Palestinian land owners access to their lands.

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.

(Source / 29.03.2021)

Israel rearrests Palestinian after completing 20 years in prison

Israeli occupation authorities, backed by the US and all superpowers in the West, ignore all international laws related to human rights mainly of the Palestinians

Instead of releasing Palestinian prisoner Majd Barber after spending 20 years in Israeli jails, Israel turned him on Sunday to investigation centre for more interrogations, family sources said on Monday.

While his family from occupied Jerusalem has waited to see him coming home after spending 20-year prison term in Israeli jails, Israeli occupation authorities decided to turn him to prison again.

The family said that it was informed that Majd has been transferred to the Russian Compound detention centre in West Jerusalem for more interrogations and therefore his family, including wife and children have to wait for more days likely before reunion, Majd’s wife, Fatima, said.

“Israeli occupation authorities Majd upon his release from al Naqab prison in the south of Israel, and took him to the Russian Compound prison and summoned his brother, Izzeddin, also for interrogation,” his wife said.

Israeli authorities often re-arrest freed Palestinian prisoners from East Jerusalem and hold them for few days to prevent their families, friends and neighbours from celebrating their release and in a way to disrupt his homecoming. The police also ban families from holding any celebrations.

Majd Barbar, from Ras al-Amoud neighbourhood of East Jerusalem, was arrested on 30 March 2001, for his role in the resistance against the Israeli occupation and sentenced to 20 years.

He was married and had two children when he was arrested, one of them, a daughter named Zeina, was only 15 days old at the time.

(Source / 29.03.2021)

The occupation forces arrest a young man from Al-Aqsa mosque

Days of Palestine – Jerusalem – The Israeli occupation forces arrested, today, Saturday, a young Palestinian man in the courtyards of Al-Aqsa mosque near “Bab Al-Hadid”, one of Al-Aqsa Mosque’s gates.

Local sources reported that the occupation forces arrested the young man, Murad Al-Tarhouni, while he was passing by Bab Al-Hadid, and beat him.

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This comes within the daily arrests campaigns practiced by the occupation forces against Palestinians in the West Bank, as well as campaigns of house searches and destruction of properties.

(Source / 29.03.2021)

Palestinian worker severely injured while chased by occupation forces

Days of Palestine – Jenin – A Palestinian worker was severely injured today, Sunday, after he fell on the ground while being chased by the Israeli occupation forces near the Israeli apartheid barrier, to the west of the occupied West Bank city of Jenin.

Local sources reported that Mahmoud Yasser Qasrawi (24 years), from Masliah village, south of Jenin, was bleeding in the head after falling while pursuing him from the Israeli occupation forces near the Apartheid Wall, west of Jenin.

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The family of the young Qasrawi said that he suffered a severe hemorrhage in the head after he fell while the occupation soldiers chased him and a group of workers yesterday evening, near the village of Rumana, west of the city.

The family indicated that he was transferred immediately to Rafidia Hospital in Nablus, and was admitted to the intensive care unit.

Read More: Palestinian shepherd injured when suspicious object exploded, south of Hebron

Workers are subjected to harassment and persecution by the Israeli occupation forces while trying to reach their workplaces.

The Apartheid Wall, which the occupation began constructing in 2004, destroyed large areas of agricultural land in the West Bank and confiscated 164,780 dunums.

The wall violates the basic rights of nearly a million Palestinians, forcing thousands of them to obtain special permits from the occupation forces to allow them to continue living and moving between their homes and their lands.

(Source / 29.03.201)

Prisoner Imad Al-Batran continues hunger strike for the 38th day

Days of Palestine – Ramallah – Prisoner Imad Al-Batran from the city of Hebron, in the south of the occupied West Bank, that in a difficult health condition, has been continuing his open hunger strike for 38 days against his administrative detention.

The head of the Prisoners and Executives Affairs Authority, Major General Qadri Abu Bakr, said that Al-Batran is in a difficult health condition, and has continued his open hunger strike for 37 days against his administrative detention.

Read More: Palestinian prisoner continues his hunger strike for 35 days

Abu Bakr added in a statement that the Israeli occupation insists and continues to isolate him and try to pressure him to end his strike, stressing that “the administrative ruling on the prisoner has no meaning, and the occupation has no justification for his arrest.

He stated that the Palestinian prisoners in the Israeli occupation prisons suffer difficult living conditions, as a result of repressive practices, collective punishment, and denial of their most basic legitimate rights stipulated by international law.

Read More: Bushra Al-Tawil to go on hunger strike to reject her administrative detention

Abu Bakr indicated that there are about 30 prisoners in the Israeli occupation prisons prior to the Oslo agreement, despite the existence of an agreement for their release, including prisoners who were freed and re-arrested, and until now they are still in captivity despite all international interventions.

(Source / 29.03.2021)

Israeli forces break into Khirbet Homsa al-Fawqa and chasing a citizen’s vehicle

Days of Palestine – Jordan Valley – The Israeli occupation forces today, Sunday, stormed Khirbet Homsa al-Fawqa in the northern Jordan Valley and chased a Palestinian citizen’s vehicle.

The official in the Jordan Valley file in Tubas Governorate, Moataz Bisharat, said that the Israeli occupation forces stormed the ruins, and chased a special vehicle for the citizen Harb Suleiman Faraj Abu al-Kabbash, the representative of the assembly.

Read More: Israel threatens to demolish a facility in Khirbet Yarza, in Jordan Valley

He added that the Israeli soldiers threatened him, raised a weapon in his face, investigated him in the field, and told him to prevent any vehicle from entering the area.

(Source / 29.03.2021)