Army Abducts Fourteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, fourteen Palestinians, including a father and his teenage son, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem. Two Palestinians, including a former political prisoner, were also abducted on Sunday evening.

Several army jeeps invaded Kobar village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, before the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes, and abducted Assem Nabil al-‘Abed, 26, Mustafa Raed Barghouthi, 30, Mohammad Fahmi Asfour, 28, and Watan Assef Barghouthi, 23.

The soldiers also invaded Sa’ir town, northeast of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, searched many homes and abducted Sa’ad Nimir al-Froukh, before moving him to an unknown destination.

The army also invaded many neighborhoods in Hebron city, and installed roadblocks at the main roads leading to Sa’ir and Halhoul towns, northeast and north of Hebron, before stopping and searching dozens of cars and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.

The soldiers also invaded Nazlet Zeid village, near Ya’bad town, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, searched and ransacked homes, before abducting a young man, identified as Wajdi Fadel Kilani.

In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers invaded and violently searched many homes in al-‘Isawiya town, and Qalandia refugee camp, before abducting seven Palestinians, including a father and his teenage son.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers abducted Luay Obeid, 42, his son Faisal Luay Obeid, 19, and Mohammad Walid Obeid, 24, from al-‘Isawiya, in addition to Mahmoud Ibrahim Mteir, 27, Khaled Mohammad Mteir, 29, Mo’men Mansour, 23, and Rami Mansour, 22, from Qalandia.

The soldiers also invaded the al-‘Ezariya town, east of Jerusalem, before invading and ransacking two homes.

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the soldiers also abducted a young man, who remained unidentified at the time of this report, in Shu’fat refugee camp, in Jerusalem.

The army also installed a roadblock in Salahuddin Street, in Jerusalem, and preventing the Palestinians from crossing, in addition to interrogating many of them while searching them and investigating their ID cards.

On Sunday evening, the soldiers abducted Mohammad Ma’moun Amarna, 19, from Ya’bad town, southwest of Jenin, while crossing the nearby Mabo Dothan military roadblock, which was installed private Palestinian lands.

In addition, the soldiers abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Mahmoud Taiseer Tahaina, 38, from Sielet al-Harithiya town, west of Jenin, after stopping him at a military roadblock near Tulkarem, in northern West Bank.

It is worth mentioning that Tahaina is a former political prisoner who spent six years in Israeli prisons and detention centers.

(Source / 05.04.2021)

Israeli occupation storms Hamsa al-Foqa, takes pictures as prelude to demolition raid

Jordan Valley (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces stormed today Hamsa al-Foqa village in the northern Jordan Valley and took pictures of the residents’ tents, which is usually a prelude to a demolition raid.

Mutaz Bisharat, who monitors Israeli illegal settlement activities in Tubas governorate, said staff of the so-called Israeli Civil Administration stormed the village and took pictures of all the new tents set up by the residents as shelter to the community and their livestock.

Hamsa al-Foqa was demolished five times by the Israeli occupation forces in February under the pretext that the area is designated for training and displaced its community with a plan to relocate them to another area.

On 3 November 2020, in the largest forced displacement incident recorded in recent years, 73 people, including 41 children were displaced. The structures demolished were residential, WASH and livestock related, of which 29 structures had been provided as humanitarian assistance.

On 1 February, Israeli occupation forces confiscated 25 structures in Hamsa al-Foqa on the alleged basis that they lacked an Israeli building permit for construction in Area C.

On 3 February, Israeli occupation forces returned to seize a further 21 structures. Sixty Palestinians have been uprooted from their homes, including 35 children. Structures demolished included 21 homes, 17 livestock shelters, and 8 water and hygiene facilities.

On 8 February, the Israeli Civil Administration, accompanied by the military, returned to the Palestinian Bedouin community and confiscated or demolished another 16 residential and animal structures. Thirteen were donor-funded and had been provided as a humanitarian response to two incidents on 1 and 3 February.

On 16 February, the occupation forces confiscated five donor-funded livelihood tents, which were being assembled to provide shelter to the community and their livestock.

Palestinians, however, say the forces training is only an excuse to remove the Palestinians in that area in order to develop it for Israel’s illegal settlement activity.

The Jordan Valley is home to approximately 60,000 Palestinians, but nearly 90 percent of the land is part of the so-called Area C, the three-fifths of the West Bank that is under complete Israeli control.

It includes closed military areas and about 50 Israeli settlement outposts housing some 12,000 colonial Israeli settlers.

Almost 800 Palestinians, including 404 minors, lost their homes in 2020.

Throughout 2019, 677 lost their homes, up from 387 in 2018 and 521 in 2017.

(Source / 05.04.2021)

Palestinian prisoner released after completing 35 years in Israeli jails

Ramallah (QNN)- Israeli occupation authorities have released today a Palestinian prisoner after completing 35 years behind Israeli prison bars, according to the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS).

Rushdi Abu Mukh, 58 years old from the Arab town of Baqaa al-Gharbieh in the Green Line, was detained in 1986 along with three others from the same town.

He was first sentenced to life in prison, and later his prison term was set to 35 years.

He was supposed to be released last month, but the Israeli occupation authorities kept him in prison for 12 extra days claiming he had an unpaid traffic fine since before his arrest 35 years ago.

There are 12 prisoners from Arab towns in the Green line behind bars and considered among the longest-serving prisoners in Israeli prisons.

Palestinian prisoners’ advocacy groups said there are 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.

4500 Palestinians have been imprisoned in Israeli jails, among them 40 women, 170 children and 45 held in administrative detention.

(Source / 05.04.2021)

Israeli Colonists Uproot 100 Olive Saplings Near Nablus

A group of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers uprooted, Sunday, more than one hundred olive saplings in Qusra town, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus,

Emad Hasan, a member of Qusra Town Council, said the assailants came from the illegal Yesh Kodesh colony which was installed on stolen Palestinian lands.

He added that the colonists invaded orchards, approximately seven Dunams, owned by Jawad Jamil Hasan and Abdul-Athim Abu Lafi, and uprooted at least 100 recently planted saplings.

It is worth mentioning that, on Saturday, the colonists destroyed an electricity grid on the main road linking between Qusra and Jaloud.

In related news, Palestinian farmers from Battir town, west of Bethlehem, south of the occupied Palestinian capital Jerusalem, in the West Bank, confronted and managed to prevent a group of illegal Israeli colonists from uprooting their lands.

(Source / 05.04.2021)

Verheug je op de Ramadan!

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم 
Wees verheugd o moslim. Je gaat een prachtige maand tegemoet. Een maand met vele zegeningen!

Het was dan ook de gewoonte van onze nobele profeet vrede zij met hem om zijn metgezellen te verheugen op de komst van deze gezegende maand en zei tegen hen:
“Als Ramadan aanbreekt worden de poorten van het Paradijs geopend en de poorten van de Hel gesloten en de duivels geketend.” [al-Boecharie]

Deze dagen in aanloop naar de Ramadan moeten dagen van blijdschap zijn. Alle barmhartigheid en verdiensten die schuilen in de Ramadan zouden de gelovige meer blijdschap moeten bezorgen dan het verzamelen van wereldse genietingen. Allah zegt:

Zeg (O Mohammed): “Met de gunst van Allah en Zijn barmhartigheid zouden zij blij moeten zijn, het is beter dan wat zij verzamelen (aan wereldse zaken)” [10:85]

Moge Allah ons de maand Ramadan doen bereiken en ons deze optimaal doen benutten.

In het volgende bericht een belangrijke boodschap van onze profeet vrede zij met hem omtrent de Ramadan

(Source / 05.04.2021)

Bahar: Excluding Hassan Salameh denies the prisoners’ sacrifices

Days of Palestine – Gaza – Dr. Ahmed Bahar in a statement after the Election Court announces the exclusion of the prisoner in the Israeli jails, Hassan Salameh, from the “Al-Quds Our Destination” list said that we hoped the Central Elections Commission would respect the sacrifices of our heroic prisoners. 

“It was obligated to take decisions and directions that take into account the conditions of our heroic prisoners and preserve their rights, both in terms of candidacy and voting, noting that the occupation prevents the prisoners from exercising their right to register for the elections,” Bahar added.

Read More: Election Court announces exclusion of prisoner Hassan Salameh from “Al-Quds Our Destination” list

 He called on the Central Elections Commission and the Elections Court to find ways and mechanisms consistent with the conditions of the prisoners who sacrificed for their homeland; Expressing his disapproval of the decision.

He also called on all the Palestinians to support the Palestinian prisoner, especially Hassan Salameh and his right to run for the upcoming general elections, and all competent authorities to support the position of the Palestinian heroic prisoners, especially since the occupation confiscates many of their rights and they are often unable to register in the voters ’registry during the prescribed period.

Read More: Israeli special forces storm Raymond jail and transfer all prisoners

(Source / 05.04.2021)

Election Court announces exclusion of prisoner Hassan Salameh from “Al-Quds Our Destination” list

Days of Palestine – Gaza – The Palestinian Electoral in Gaza City Court Monday announced that prisoner Hassan Salameh had been excluded from the “Al-Quds Our Destination” list.

The head of the commission, Counselor Fayez Hammad, held a session for the second appeal, No.5/2021.

Read More: Hamas’s list “Al-Quds Our Destination” Officially Enters the 2021 Palestinian Elections Race 

The rejection comes as the prisoner is not registered in the final voter register.

The defense team assigned to support a group of lawyers for the Legal Committee attended, and after hearing the court body, the pleadings of the agents of the parties, and the legal deliberations; the court decided to accept the appeal in form and reject him in the subject matter.

Read More: Hamas issues a statement regarding its national list with Fatah

Prisoner Hassan Salameh demands that the elections committee treat him in an exceptional way, in the same way as the citizens of Jerusalem, who were excluded from registration in the final register.

Salameh, a resident of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip, was arrested in Hebron in 1996 and was sentenced to 48 life imprisonment and 30 years, of which he spent 13 years in solitary confinement.

(Source / 05.04.2021)

Israeli forces demolish Palestinian home in al-Lidd

Days of Palestine – al-Lidd – Israeli occupation authorities Sunday demolished an inhabited house in the city of al-Lidd, claiming construction without a permit.

According to the “Arab48” website, the house belongs to the al-Naqib family in al-Lidd.

Read More: Israel forces Palestinian to demolish his home in Jerusalem

The Israeli authorities continue to demolish Arab establishments and homes despite the recent announcement of a freeze on amending Article 116 A in the Planning and Building Law.

It is noteworthy that the Palestinian towns in the 48 lands witnessed an escalation in the demolition of homes, shops, and industrial workshops under the pretext of non-licensing, as happened in Jaffa, Kafr Qasim, Qalansawa, al-Lidd, and other towns in the Negev.

Read More: Israel forces a citizen of the Negev to demolish his home

(Source / 05.04.2021)

140 Palestinian children in Israeli jails face serious violations

Days of Palestine – Ramallah – The Palestinian Prisoners Club said that the Israeli occupation authorities continue to target Palestinian children, using a set of tools to pursue them, execute their childhood, and rob them of their most basic rights, especially through the systematic detention operations that form a central part of the structure of the occupation’s violence, which affected thousands of children over the course of decades.

The club stated in a report issued on Sunday, on the occasion of the Palestinian Child’s Day corresponding to the fifth of April of each year, that the Israeli occupation authorities continue to arrest about (140) children under the age of (18) years.

Read More: On Mother’s Day: 12 Palestinian captive mothers in Israeli jails suffer the bitterness of deprivation of their children

Since the beginning of this year, and until the end of March 2021, the Israeli occupation authorities have arrested about 230 children, most of them from Jerusalem. 

The arrests of children in Jerusalem constitute one of the most serious issues facing Jerusalemites, as a result of the systematic and repeated targeting of children. 

Read More: 25 Palestinian families face dire conditions in Al-Bal Camp, Syria

The report mentioned that these children are not released either on bail, or by transferring them to “house arrest,” as the Israeli occupation has tried over the past few years to convert the homes of children’s families in Jerusalem into a “prison”, and this issue left great challenges in terms of the relationship between children and their families, and at the community level in Jerusalem.

The report also stated that over the past years, and specifically with the beginning of the popular uprising in 2015, the occupation authorities have escalated their crimes against children, including arrests, as the number of arrests in the ranks of children reached (2000) in 2015, most of them from Jerusalem, which are the highest rate of arrests of children since 2015 until today.

The number of arrests among children from 2015 until the end of March 2021 reached more than 7,500 children who were arrested, and a portion of children was arrested in 2015, and they were sentenced to years or life imprisonment; They passed the childhood stage inside the occupation prisons.

The Israeli occupation carries out grave violations against child prisoners from the moment of their arrest and detention, which contradicts what is stipulated in many conventions for the protection of children, through the systematic arrest of them from their homes in the late hours of the night, transferring them to interrogation and arrest centers, threatening and intimidating them, and pressuring them in attempt to extract confessions from them, and keep them without food or drink for long hours, apart from directing insults and obscene language to them, and pushing them to sign statements written in Hebrew without translating them, and denying them their legal right to have a parent and lawyer present during the investigation, and to deny patients treatment, according to the report.

According to the report, systematic violations of the right of children continue after their transfer to prisons, and their detention in harsh detention conditions, in which the child is deprived of continuing their studies and their right to be cared for by their families, especially the sick and wounded among them. 

There are a number of children who were injured by the bullets of the occupation, whether during the process of their arrest or before they are arrested, and those who suffer from diseases, they face another crime, which is the policy of medical negligence (slow killing).

(Source / 05.04.2021)

The occupation arrests four Palestinians north of Ramallah

Days of Palestine – Ramallah – The Israeli occupation forces on Monday arrested four citizens of Kober village, northwest of Ramallah.

Local sources said that the occupation forces arrested: Assem Nabil Al-Abed (26 years), Mustafa Raed Al-Barghouti (30 years), Muhammad Fahmy Asfour (28 years), and Watan Asif Al-Barghouti (23 years) after the occupation raided their homes.

Read More: The occupation arrests four Palestinians from Hebron

Israeli forces frequently raid Palestinian houses almost on a daily basis across the West Bank.

(Source / 05.04.2021)