Gaza Strip recorded 1425 new COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths

Gaza Strip recorded 1425 new COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths

Gaza_Gaza post – The Hamas_run Ministry of Health stated on Wednesday.

-The total number of samples that were withdrawn was 4762 in the last 24 hours.

– 1425 new COVID-19 cases.

– 1000 recovery cases.

– 10 COVID_19 deaths.

-The total cumulative of the infected since last March 86004 cases include:

20899_ active cases.

64393_ recoveries.

712 _ deaths.

-The total number of cases requiring medical care in the hospital is 398.

-The total number of serious and critical cases are 270.

(Source / 14.04.2021)

Gaza: 10,000 births and 4,000 deaths in the first quarter of 2021

Gaza: 10,000 births and 4,000 deaths in the first quarter of 2021

Gaza_Gaza post – During the first quarter of 2021, the civil status offices of the Ministry in the Gaza Strip reported 10,000 and 43 newborns, as well as 4,100 deaths.

According to a statistic released by the General Administration of Civil Status at the Ministry of Interior – Civil department, the number of male births reached 5,244 births, a rate of 52.2 percent, while female births reached 4,799 births, a rate of 47.7%.

The civil status offices in the Gaza Governorate’s Interior Directorate reported 3,646 newborns, while the North Gaza Governorate recorded 1,742 births, while the Al Wusta Governorate’s Interior Directorate recorded 1,450 births, Khan Yunis District had 2057 births, and Rafah District had 1148 births, according to the statistics.

On the details of the death numbers, Civil Status announced that its offices in the Gaza Strip governorates registered 4,100 deaths in the previous quarter, with 2,153 males (52.5%) and 1947 females (47.3%).

(Source / 14.04.2021)

58 settlers invade courtyards of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, arrest young man from Al-Tour

58 settlers invade courtyards of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, arrest young man from Al-Tour

Jerusalem_ Gaza post – Fifty-eight settlers on Wednesday broke into the yards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which were protected by the occupation forces.

The occupation forces also arrested a citizen of the eastern Jerusalem town of Taur and extended the detention of four young men from Slwan.

The Islamic Waqf reported that the incursions were carried out with the protection of the army of occupation hours after the four minarets of the mosque were stormed and the speaker wires for prayer were cut off and disabled.

In a related context, this morning the occupation forces arrested young Jerusalemite Man Ahmed Marwan Abu Juma from the town of Taur in occupied Jerusalem, after breaking into his home.

In a related context, this morning the occupation forces arrested young Jerusalemite Man Ahmed Marwan Abu Juma from the town of Taur in occupied Jerusalem, after breaking into his home.

The occupation courts extended the detention of 4 young men from the town of Salwan, south of occupied Jerusalem, for several days: Mohamed Farrukh, Ahmed Abu Khalir, Mansour Abbasi and Amir Farrukh, without scheduling the next meeting.

(Source / 14.04.2021)

Occupation prevents the introduction of breakfast meals for fasting in Al-Aqsa mosque

Occupation prevents the introduction of breakfast meals for fasting in Al-Aqsa mosque

Jerusalem_ Gaza post – On Wednesday evening, the Israeli occupation authorities banned the introduction of breakfast meals for the fasting in the courtyards of the blessed Al – Aqsa Mosque for the second day in a row.

According to the Islamic Waqf Service in Jerusalem, the occupation forces prevented the introduction of hundreds of breakfast meals, which are distributed to prayers in the yards of the blessed Al-Aqsa mosque.

Clashes broke out at breakfast hours yesterday, Tuesday after the occupation forces prevented the introduction of breakfast meals to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and also prevented the fasting from having breakfast in the Ghazalia Square adjacent to the eastern fence of the mosque.

(Source / 14.04.2021)

Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at night and Tuesday morning, five Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank, including one from the occupied capital, Jerusalem.

The soldiers invaded the at-Tour town, east of Jerusalem, and abducted a young man, identified as Nawwaf Ayman Abu al-Hawa, after storming him home and searching it, and took him to the al-Maskobiyya interrogation center.

In addition, the soldiers abducted two young men, identified as Mohammad Sabri Sa’adi and Mahmoud Riyad Zakarna, from the northern West Bank city of Jenin, after stopping them at the Za’tara military roadblock, south of Nablus, also in northern West Bank.

Furthermore, several Israeli military jeeps invaded Khirbat al-Farisiyya Bedouin community, in the Northern Plains of the West Bank, searched many tents and sheds, before abducting a young man, identified as Ahmad Hussein Daraghma.

On Monday at night, undercover Israeli soldiers kidnapped a Palestinian doctor from his home in the al-Biereh city, near Ramallah, in central West Bank.

The soldiers invaded the home of Dr. Najeh ‘Aassi, and repeatedly assaulting him in his home, before taking him to an unknown destination.

His wife said the undercover soldiers kidnapped her husband shortly after he received a phone call from the hospital to head to a traffic accident to tend to several wounded Palestinians.

When the soldiers broke into his home, the doctor was about to leave the property to rush to the accident site.

It is worth mentioning that Najeh is a candidate in the upcoming Palestinian general election.

(Source / 14.04.2021)

Soldiers Fire Live Rounds Into Farmlands In Khan Younis

Israeli soldiers fired many live rounds, on Tuesday morning, into Palestinian farmlands in the al-Qarara town, north of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired the live rounds at the Palestinian farmers while working on their lands, near the perimeter fence.

They added that the shots came from the military towers across the fence, and stated that the farmers had to leave their lands in fear of further violations.

The attack is part of the numerous and ongoing Israeli violations targeting the Palestinian farmersshepherds, and fishermen in the Gaza Strip.

These attacks have led to dozens of casualties, including fatalities, in addition to the abduction of many farmers, shepherds, and fishermen.

In the West Bank, the soldiers abducted, on Monday at night and Tuesday morning, five Palestinians from several parts of the West Bank, including one from the occupied capital, Jerusalem.

(Source / 14.04.2021)

Palestinian Ministry of Culture Denounces Israeli Abduction Of Young Female Writer

The Palestinian Ministry of Culture issued a statement, Tuesday, denouncing the Israeli army’s abduction of a young female writer in Yassid village, northeast of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

The Minister of culture, Atef Abu Seif, denounced in the statement the abduction of Shams Mashafi, who was taken prisoner by the soldiers after they broke into her home, Monday.

Abu Seif added that the abduction of the young author is part of Israel’s ongoing violations against the Palestinian people.

He also said that the abduction of Palestinian authors and academics is a direct Israeli assault on the Palestinian culture and its intellectuals.

It is worth mentioning that, in the year 2020, Mashafi published a book consisting of several literary texts.

On Monday at night and Tuesday morning, the soldiers abducted five Palestinians from several parts of the West Bank, including one from the occupied capital, Jerusalem.

In related news, the soldiers fired many live rounds, on Tuesday morning, into Palestinian farmlands in the al-Qarara town, north of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip.

(Source / 14.04.2021)

Canadian New Democrats Vote in Support of Justice for Palestine

The New Democratic Party (NDP) of Canada has voted to support the rights of the Palestinian people, with an 80% majority voting for the resolution named ‘Justice and Peace for Israel and Palestine’, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported.

The resolution calls for the freezing of bilateral arms trade between Canada and Israel and the prevention of economic exchange with illegal Israeli settlements across the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates commended the major victory, hailing it a “historic decision”.

The Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) hailed the organized efforts from Palestinian and Jewish activist members, who have worked for years to support Palestinian human rights.

For the first time, the NDP has endorsed concrete and proactive measures that the Canadian government can take to force Israel’s compliance with international law.”

– Michael Bueckert, CJPME vice president

This is a major step forward for the NDP, and an encouraging development for all Canadians who want to see our political leaders respond to the call for action coming from Palestinian civil society.”

– Michael Bueckert, CJPME vice president

Ricochet website reported that the Palestine Resolution passed with 80 % in favor, and 16 % opposed.

It added that the NDP’s official policy is now to oppose military trade with Israel, and all trade and economic cooperation with illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied territories.

In a press release, Amy Kishek, one of the organizers of the Palestine resolution, said that the adoption of the motion was the result of a “groundswell of support from the grassroots membership.” Geneviève Nevin, another organizer of the resolution, added that “the adoption of this policy today firmly positions the NDP as one of the few parties demanding the end of Canada’s support for illegal settlements and suspending the flow of weapons to and from Israel until Palestinians are free.”

(Source / 14.04.2021)

Israeli bill to withdraw nationality from Palestinian political prisoners

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Israeli newspaper ‘Israel Hayom’ reported today that members of the Knesset proposed a bill to withdraw nationality from native Palestinians, who get arrested based on their political views and receive a monthly payment by the PA.

The newspaper added that the bill, which was proposed by Avi Dichter and Oret Strok, was supported by 42 members. The bill is expected to gain support from the majority.

The bill stipulates to withdraw nationality from any native Palestinian, who gets arrested and approves to receive direct or indirect payments from the Palestinian Authority.

The bill also stipulates to forcefully move the prisoner to the West Bank after releasing him and preventing him from going back to live in occupied Jerusalem or any of the territories occupied in 1948.

(Source / 14.04.2021)

Racist restrictions Imposed Upon Palestinian Christian & Muslim Holidays

Palestinian, Israeli and Christian foreign activists confront Israeli soldiers as they walk toward Beit al-Baraka, a church compound, situated between the Al-Arub refugee camp and the city of Hebron in the occupied West Bank during a demonstration condemning the Israeli occupation, Aug. 15, 2015

By Robert Inlakesh

This Tuesday marked the start of the Holy month of Ramadan, in the Islamic faith, with many Palestinians choosing to enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in order to perform prayers. However, this year, Israel is not making the occasion so pleasant and has been slammed for its racist actions.

Drawing staunch criticism, called out as Islamophobic and racist, Israeli forces decided to cut off the loudspeakers in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, the third holiest site in Islam. The loudspeakers were cutoff, reportedly preventing Imams from being heard. Israel’s reasoning behind this was that they were holding a memorial for dead occupation forces at the nearby Western Wall and did not want to hear anything in the background to disrupt this.

Hazem Qassem, Hamas spokesman addressing the issue, said the following: “The occupation police cut off the loudspeaker wires in Al-Aqsa Mosque and forbade raising the evening call to prayer on the first day of the month of Ramadan. This is a racist aggression against religious sanctities and a violation of freedom of worship. These actions reveal the extent of the Zionist disdain for the feelings of Muslims everywhere.”

Later that same night, Israel had also reportedly arrested three young Palestinians near the Damascus Gate, in the old city of Jerusalem, after clashes had erupted.

Palestinian Authority (PA) Religious Advisor, Mahmoud al-Habbash, stated that Israel “cutting off the loudspeakers of the call to prayer and the continued attacks by the occupation on Al-Aqsa will lead to a religious war that is now at its doorstep,” with the PA itself putting out a written condemnation of the event.

Israel has also set forth a policy that limits the capacity at the Al-Aqsa compound to 10,000 and all of those who enter are supposed to be vaccinated. This presents a huge problem when it comes to Palestinians who have no access to vaccinations, if being vaccinated is a precondition to entering the holy site, then those from the West Bank and Gaza, which Israel has denied vaccines, cannot enter.

Already for Palestinians, both Muslim and Christian, living in the occupied territories, they are prevented from travelling to visit their holy sites in Jerusalem. Palestinians in the West Bank, some which live minutes away from Jerusalem are banned from entering without a special permit. For elderly Palestinians from the West Bank, they are more frequently granted access to their holy sites than others, yet still endure constant let downs as well as harassment at checkpoints.

For the occasions of Christmas and Easter, Palestinian Christians from the West Bank are each year regularly sent back and refused entry to Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre and other sites. Even when they have permits, Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza Strip can be arbitrarily deported and barred from entering holy sites, based solely on the mood of given occupation soldiers/police.

Each year, around 500 Palestinian Christians from the besieged Gaza Strip apply to travel to Jerusalem to celebrate Christmas and are denied entry on “security grounds”. In 2019, prior to the outbreak of the coronavirus Pandemic, not a single Christian from Gaza was allowed into Jerusalem on Christmas.

The Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Church of Jerusalem, Atallah Hanna, who regularly speaks out against Israel’s measures against Palestinians, has said on the issue that “The Israeli occupation has built these racist fences and military barriers to prevent Christians and Muslims from visiting their holy sites and places of worship.”

This year, due to the ongoing global Pandemic, gatherings have been restricted in most cases, but the above mentioned incidents are not due to public health concerns. Israel is using the Pandemic in an insidious way. For instance, some 100,000 Palestinians from the occupied territories who work inside Israeli settlements or Israel itself have been offered to be inoculated – this did take a 2 month delay and come after widespread criticism. So why is it that for Palestinians that come into contact with settlers, who despite living in West Bank illegal settlements are vaccinated by Israel, that they are vaccinated but not anyone else?

The answer is, that Israel’s racist ‘apartheid regime’, as top Israeli human rights group B’Tselem calls it, is built on the superiority of Jews over Palestinians. Israel’s practices back the belief that its attitude is that if Palestinians come in contact with Israelis, then they must be vaccinated, but if they are around each other and don’t need to be near Israelis then they shouldn’t have access. Then if those non-vaccinated Palestinians want to see their holy sites in their own country, they can’t because they are unvaccinated and allegedly pose a risk to Israelis. But if Israel can vaccinate those who work in settlements, why not those who want to go to Jerusalem for religious reasons?

(Source / 14.04.2021)