13 violations against journalists during the past month

13 violations against journalists during the past month

Gaza post – The Palestinian news and information agency WAFA said on Thursday that the Israeli occupation forces continue to target and pursue journalists in a targeted policy; to impose media isolation on daily crimes against unarmed Palestinian citizens in the Palestinian territory.

In its monthly report, Wafa reported 13 Israeli violations of journalists during the past March.

Over the past month, 5 journalists had been injured by rubber bullets, tear gas canisters, heavy beatings and other attacks, the number of arrests, detentions, card withdrawals and shootings that did not result in injuries amounted to 7 and one case of attacks on press equipment was recorded.

WAFA stated that on 3.3.2021, a group of Israeli extremists attacked and insulted the Turkish Anatolian Agency task force, which included correspondent Faiz Abu Rumila and photographer Mustafa Kharof, while in the “Maiat Sha’arim” neighbourhood of Jerusalem, the Agency’s car was broken up to prepare press reports.

On 7.3.2021, the Israeli occupation renewed the administrative detention for the second time of the media and activist, Boshra Jamal Al-Tawil (28 years), for 4 months on the eve of the celebration of International Women’s Day, on 19 November 2020, the occupation authorities issued a decision on the administrative detention of journalist and prisoner activist Boshra Jamal Al-Tawil for four months.

On 12-3-2021, the Israeli occupation forces detained the photographer Mutasim al-Hayt for three hours while passing a military barrier at the junction of the villages of Beit Djinn and Beit Furik, east of Nablus.

On 16.3.2021, the “Israeli” occupation court sentenced the journalist Tamer Barghouti from Cooper village in Ramallah is in actual prison for 10 months, plus a fine of 2,000 shekels.

The Barghouti journalist was arrested on 10 December 2020, during an active cover – up in front of the Awfar prison gate, and his trial was postponed six times, until he was sentenced Wednesday to 10 months of actual imprisonment.

On 22-3-2021, Israeli occupation forces detained a group of journalists from the Al-Ayn Al-bida area in Yatta, south of Hebron, the journalists are Jihad al-Qawsmi, Arin Al Omla and Iyad Al-Hashlamon, while Israeli occupation intelligence has summoned Jerusalemite photographer Mohammad Qarut Adakik to investigate.

On 26-3-2021, the journalist “Rajaa Jabir” was hit by rubber bullets fired at her by Israeli occupation soldiers while covering the weekly anti-settlement march in Beit Djinn, east of Nablus.

As a number of journalists were also asphyxiated by soldiers firing tear gas bombs at them, including journalist Bakr Abdul Haq.

(Source / 04.04.2021)

Al-Salhi calls on President to request UN and EU to open polling stations at their headquarters in Jerusalem

Al-Salhi calls on President to request UN and EU to open polling stations at their headquarters in Jerusalem

Gaza post –  Bassam Al-Salhi, Secretary-General of the Palestinian People’s Party and member of the Executive Committee of the Liberation Organization, called for the unification of the language of all Palestinian forces by rejecting elections without Jerusalem and not suggesting a willingness to marginalize the issue under any pretext whatsoever.

In a statement on Saturday, Al-Salhi said that the struggle to ensure Jerusalem’s participation in the elections was a consistent goal of the Palestinian People’s Party and that the recognition of elections without Jerusalem was an implicit agreement to the bargain of the century.

It was considered more urgent to agree on mechanisms for translating the position of the forces to reject elections without Jerusalem after the registration of the lists had been completed and Israel had refused to abide by any commitments in Jerusalem.

In clear denial of Israel’s commitments in Jerusalem, we invite President Abu Mazen as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, to call upon the United Nations and the European Union, who have sponsored these agreements, to assume their responsibilities and to open the United Nations and European Union headquarters of the combined 17 voting sites by the voters of Jerusalem in their city, and cooperate with the Central Electoral Commission to achieve this.

Al-Salhi also called on the United Nations and the European Union to oversee and monitor these elections in Jerusalem, including the protection of electoral propaganda and the immunity of candidates and activists from Israeli threats and prosecution and condemning any Israeli attempts to prevent or sabotage the elections.

The People’s Party was determined to exhaust all instruments of political pressure for the participation of our Jerusalemite people in these elections, propaganda, candidacy, voting, and from their city, but at the same time he will not slip to participate in elections without Jerusalem, and he calls on everyone, especially Fatah and Hamas, not to slip into it. 

(Source / 04.04.2021)

IOF launches a wide arrests campaign in West Bank

IOF launches a wide arrests campaign in West Bank

West Bank_Gaza post -The Israeli occupation forces launched on Sunday a wide campaign of raids and arrests in separate areas of the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem.

Jerusalem: The Israeli occupation forces stormed the town of Hizma, northeast of Jerusalem and fired stun grenades and tear gas canisters heavily towards the citizens.

In a related context, a Palestinian youth was injured near the racist separation wall in Khirbet Umm al-Lahim, northwest of occupied Jerusalem.

According to local sources, the occupation forces shot and wounded a young man from the town of Qatana, then they arrested him near the racist separation wall in Khirbet Umm al-Lahim, northwest of occupied Jerusalem.

Nablus: The occupation vehicles raided the  Al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya, south of Nablus.

The occupation forces arrested Shaher Tawfiq Nasrallah Hanani (Shaher Al-Akhras) while he was working in the industrial zone in Beit Furik town, east of Nablus.

It is noteworthy that the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem witness daily night incursions, with raiding and searching of homes, destroying contents, and terrorizing citizens, especially women and children.

(Source / 04.04.2021)

IOF shoots and arrests Palestinian in Jerusalem

IOF shoots and arrests Palestinian in Jerusalem

Jerusalem_Gaza post – Israeli occupation forces shot at a Palestinian young man in the village of Qatanna, about 12 kilometers northwest of occupied Jerusalem, and arrested him while he was still bleeding according to local sources.

Yaaqoub Mohammad Faqih, 20, was injured in the foot by soldiers who opened fire. Soldiers surrounded and arrested him after he bled helplessly for a few minutes.

There were no more specifics about the shooting incident available.

Under false security pretexts, Israeli occupation forces have a long history of shooting or killing Palestinian civilians.

(Source / 04.04.2021)

COVID-19 Daily Updates in the Gaza StripCOVID-19 Daily Updates in the Gaza Strip

COVID-19 Daily Updates in the Gaza StripCOVID-19 Daily Updates in the Gaza Strip

Gaza – The Hamas_run Ministry of Health stated on Sunday.

-The total number of samples that were withdrawn was 3728 in the last 24 hours.

– (1628) new COVID-19 cases.

– 272 recovery cases.

–  2 COVID_19 deaths.

-The total cumulative of the infected since last March 70435 cases include:

  • 11734 active cases.
  • 58071 recoveries.
  • 630 deaths.

-The total number of cases requiring medical care in the hospital is 257.

-The total number of serious and critical cases are 166.

(Source / 04.04.2021)

Sada Social: 54 violations against Palestinian content in March

A woman uses social media on her mobile phone to support Palestinian protests at the Israel-Gaza border, in Gaza City April 14, 2018. Picture taken April 14, 2018

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Sada Social said it has documented 54 violations against Palestinian content on social media platforms during March only.

The watchdog said that it has documented 34 violations by Facebook, 12 by Twitter, three by Instagram, 2 by Tik Tok, and one by WhatsApp.

According to a report by Sada Social, Facebook launched a campaign against Palestinian activists and journalists, who published posts about the martyrs Omar Barghouthi “Abu Asef” and Ahmad Yasin.

A study published last year found that Palestinian social media posts have been suppressed by as much as 80 per cent.

(Source / 04.04.2021)

Western churches start celebrating Easter in Palestine

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Western churches started today celebrating the Resurrection Sunday in Palestine.

Christians had celebrated Good Friday in the Old City’s Christian quarter for the Way of the Cross procession, where worshippers retrace the last steps of Jesus before his crucifixion.

In scenes very different from last year, Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre was open to the public on Palm Sunday last week. Thousands of worshipers took part in the prayers and celebrations as more than half of Israelis have received two vaccine doses.

“Last year was a terrible Easter, without people, closed doors. This year is much better, the door is open, we don’t have a lot of people but we feel more hopeful that things will become better,” the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Pierbattista Pizzaballa, told Reuters news agency on Palm Sunday.

Although the occupation state vaccinated its population, it deprived Palestinians of the vaccination, which means that thousands of Palestinian Christians will be denied entry to the holy city during the holidays.

(Source / 04.04.2021)

Israeli settlers uproot, vandalize dozen of olive trees near Nablus

Nablus (QNN)- Israeli settlers today’s morning uprooted and destroyed dozen of olive saplings for Palestinian farmers in Qusra village, near the city of Nablus in the occupied West Bank.

Emad Hasan, Mayor of Qusra, told WAFA that a group of Israeli settlers came from the illegal settlement outpost of Esh Kodesh and sneaked their way into a ranch near the village, where they uprooted about 100 olive saplings belonging to two local Palestinian villagers.

The two villagers were identified as Jawad Hasan and Abdulazim Abulafi.

This was the second attack on Palestinian property by Israeli settlers in less than two days, as a video released by rights group showed Israeli settlers attacking a Palestinian man with stones in the nearby Jalud village on Saturday

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 on Sunday said Israeli forces uprooted, broke, and damaged 6507 trees in 869 operations in 2020.

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 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 / 04.04.2021)

Israeli settlers cut 100 olive tree saplings in Nablus

Occupied Nablus (QNN)- Israeli settlers on Sunday cut nearly 100 olive tree saplings in the village of Qasra in southern Nablus, reported WAFA.

Member of the village’s municipality, Imad Hasan, told WAFA that settlers from the illegal settlement outpost of Ish Kodesh cut nearly 100 olive tree saplings, which were planted in a seven-dunum land owned by Jawwan Jameel and Abdul Adhim Abu Lafi.

Settlers, guarded by Israeli soldiers, had attacked farmers and vandalized utility poles in the village yesterday.

(Source / 04.04.2021)