Woman murdered in family feud in occupied Jerusalem

Woman murdered in family feud in occupied Jerusalem

Jerusalem_Gaza post – A Palestinian young woman from occupied Jerusalem killed of a gunshot wound late last night after being trapped in a firefight between two feuding families according to witnesses.

The woman, who was 21 years old at the time, was reportedly killed by a stray bullet and rushed to Makassed Hospital, where she was declared dead.

According to reports, four more people were injured as a result of the altercation.

Hundreds of Palestinian worshipers were targeted by Israeli occupation police as they left the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound through Damascus Gate in Jerusalem, injuring nine of them.

(Source / 18.04.2021)

IOF assaults worshipers, nine injuries at Damascus Gate

IOF assaults worshipers, nine injuries at Damascus Gate

Jerusalem_Gaza post – Israeli occupation police assaulted on Saturday hundreds of Palestinian worshipers as they left the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound through Damascus Gate in the occupied capital Jerusalem , injuring nine and detaining one according to local sources.

During the attack, Israeli police officers were seen shooting stun grenades and teargas canisters at worshipers and chasing them through the Damascus Gate area, as well as assaulting some of them physically.According to reports, nine worshipers suffered minor injuries.

Since the start of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan five days ago, Israeli police have prohibited any gatherings near the Damascus Gate, while allowing gatherings for Israeli settlers in other parts of the holy city.

Since the beginning of Ramadan, the Damascus Gate sector, which leads to the Old City of Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex, has been a scene of regular clashes with Israeli occupation, due to the Israeli occupation authorities’ numerous restrictions on Palestinian worshipers’ access to the Mosque.

(Source / 18.04.2021)

IOF shoots at agricultural lands, east of Gaza Strip

IOF shoots at agricultural lands, east of Gaza Strip

Gaza post – Israeli occupation forces fired  on Sunday at agricultural lands near the border fence in several different areas in the east of the Gaza Strip.

local sources reported that Palestinian farmers were fired at in the Al-Senati area, east of the large town of Abasan, in the south of the Gaza Strip, which forced farmers to escape.

 Witnesses stated that the occupation shot fire and fired tear gas canisters towards farmers near the return camp, east of the town of Khuza’a.

 They announced  that similar shooting process happened in the eastern areas of Al-Bureij camp and Gaza City last night and this morning.

Besides, the border areas are exposed almost daily to be shot , bulldozed and continued attacks by  occupation forces.

(Source / 18.04.2021)

Gaza: 23 deaths, 466 new cases of COVID-19, and 1,501 recoveries

Gaza: 23 deaths, 466 new cases of COVID-19, and 1,501 recoveries

Gaza post – The Hamas_run Ministry of Health stated on Thursday.

-The total number of samples that were withdrawn was 1131 in the last 24 hours.

– 466 new COVID-19 cases.

– 1501 recovery cases.

– 23 COVID_19 deaths.

-The total cumulative of the infected since last March 90088 cases include:

_ 20178 active cases.

_ 69149 recoveries.

 761 deaths.

-The total number of cases requiring medical care in the hospital is 421 .

-The total number of serious and critical cases are 305 .

(Source / 18.04.2021)

OCHA: Protection of Civilians Report | March 30 – April 12, 2021

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Protection of Civilian Report for March 30 – April 12, 2021On 6 April, Israeli forces shot at a car, killing the 45-year-old Palestinian driver and injuring his wife at a checkpoint in Bir Nabala (Jerusalem). According to the Israeli authorities, after halting, the car accelerated suddenly in an apparent attempt to run over soldiers. According to the injured woman, her husband was following a soldier’s instructions to proceed. The checkpoint where the incident took place had been set up as part of a search-and-arrest operation.Another 52 Palestinians were injured by Israeli forces across the West Bank. Twenty-three were wounded during four search-and-arrest operations in Silwan (occupied East Jerusalem), in the refugee camps of Al ‘Aroub (Hebron) and Aqbat Jaber (Jericho) and in Nablus city. Twenty-two were injured in two weekly protests against settlement activity in the villages of Kufur Qaddoum (Qalqilia), and Beit Dajan (Nablus). Two boys (aged 13) were injured in two separate incidents in Hebron city; one of them lost an eye from a rubber bullet during clashes, in which he was not involved. Two Palestinians were injured in clashes in Sebastia (Nablus) during a visit of Israelis to the archaeological sites there, and another during a visit of Israelis to Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus. An elderly man was injured during clashes, which erupted while Israeli forces were confiscating a tent in Bani Na’im village (Hebron). Another Palestinian was injured while attempting to cross a breach in the Barrier in the Jerusalem area. Of the injuries, 29 were treated for tear gas inhalation, 12 were hit by rubber bullets, five were shot with live ammunition, and six were physically assaulted or pepper-sprayed.Israeli police forces physically assaulted nine activists, including an Israeli parliament member, demonstrating against the eviction of Palestinian families from their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of East Jerusalem. The Jerusalem District Police Chief has ordered a debrief of the officers involved and the injured parliamentarian has reportedly filed a complaint with the Ministry of Justice.Israeli forces carried out 154 search-and-arrest operations and arrested 167 Palestinians across the West Bank. The Ramallah governorate recorded the highest number of operations (43), followed by Jerusalem (27) and Hebron (23).In Gaza, on at least 14 occasions, Israeli forces opened warning fire near Israel’s perimeter fence or off the coast, reportedly to enforce access restrictions, with no injuries reported.Citing the lack of building permits, 20 Palestinian-owned structures were demolished or seized in Area C and East Jerusalem, displacing 13 people and affecting the livelihoods of about 90 others. Ten structures were demolished in eight communities in Area C, with one incident displacing seven people in the Dhahrat an Nada area of Bethlehem. In Susiya (Hebron), the Israeli authorities seized a tent provided as humanitarian assistance. In East Jerusalem, a family of six were forced to demolish their home in the Jabal al Mukkabir neighbourhood, and six livelihood structures were demolished in Al ‘Isawiya. The Israeli authorities also issued six stop-work orders against at least 32 Palestinian residential and agriculture structures and a road in Khirbet ar Ras al Ahmar (Tubas).Perpetrators known or believed to be Israeli settlers injured seven Palestinians, including two boys, and damaged Palestinian-owned trees. The boys were physically assaulted in two separate incidents in the H2 area of Hebron. The other five were stoned or physically assaulted while working their land, including four in An Nabi Salih (Ramallah) and one in Jalud (Nablus). Palestinians reported that about 100 olive saplings were uprooted in Qusra (Nablus). A house was damaged by a Molotov cocktail in the H2 area of Hebron and water meters were damaged in Kifl Haris (Salfit). Settlers bulldozed privately-owned Palestinian land in Qaryut (Nablus) and Al Bqai’a (Hebron). In Deir Jarir (Ramallah), settlers physically assaulted and injured an Israeli activist who was providing protective presence to Palestinian herders.Perpetrators known or believed to be Palestinians physically assaulted and injured two Israelis, and caused damage to eight Israeli-plated vehicles by throwing stones and other objects at them, while they were travelling on West Bank roads. The incidents were recorded by Israeli sources.

(Source / 18.04.2021)

Video| Night confrontations in occupied Jerusalem

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Last night, confrontations erupted between locals and Israeli occupation forces in occupied Jerusalem.

Confrontations erupted after Israeli forces re-set checkpoints, that were removed earlier yesterday near Al Amoud gate, which leads to Al Aqsa mosque.

Video footage of the Israeli raid showed Israeli forces throwing sound bombs at the locals, who were chanting slogans passing Al Aqsa mosque.

Local sources said Israeli forces arrested two young men after beating them.

The occupied holy city has been seeing daily night confrontations with the occupation forces since the first day of Ramadan.

(Source / 18.04.2021)

Two Palestinian brothers enter their 29th year in Israeli jails

Days of Palestine – Ramallah – Two Palestinian prisoners, Abdul-Jawad Shamasneh (57 years) and his brother Muhammad (51 years), from the town of Qatanna, are among the old prisoners who have been detained before the signing of the Oslo Agreement

The Palestinian Prisoner Society said in a statement that Mohammad Shamasneh and Abdel-Jawad from the twon of Qatanna in the occupied West Bank, were arrested on this day in 1993, and was sentenced to a life in prison.

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For five years now, the two have been deprived of their right to family visitation of their mother, who is a sick old woman, and one of them, Abdel-Jawad, is also denied family visitation of his two sons by the occupation authorities.

According to Palestinian estimates, there are 4,400 Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons, including 39 women and 155 children, and around 350 being held under Israel’s administrative detention policy, which allows holding Palestinians without charge or trial.

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(Source / 18.04.2021)

Israeli municipality starts to build Jewish garden in Sheikh Jarrah

Days of Palestine – Jerusalem – The Israeli occupation municipality in occupied Jerusalem announced that it had begun building a Jewish biblical garden on a vast tract of seized Palestinian land called “Karam al-Mufti” in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.

The construction of the garden will take two years and be built on 25 dunums of land in Sheikh Jarrah at a cost of 28 million shekels, according to the Israeli municipality.

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According to the municipality, the garden project will include a seating area, playgrounds, sports and recreation facilities, walking and cycling paths, a café, public toilets, a fountain, and other public places and structures.

The land of “Karm al-Mufti” is located opposite the house of the former Mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Amin al-Husseini, whose land adjacent to his house was transformed into a settlement after the demolition of the Shepherd Hotel.

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Recently, crews from the Israeli Antiquities Authority and the occupation municipality stormed “Karam Al-Mufti,” and began preparatory work for the establishment of a Jewish garden on his land, claiming to search for antiquities on the site.

The Israeli occupation authorities seized the palace of the Mufti al-Husseini and gave his administration to the settler group Ateret Cohanim, which in turn turned it into a synagogue.

(Source / 18.04.2021)

For the fifth day in a row, Israeli violence resulted in 21 injuries among Palestinians in Jerusalem

Days of Palestine – Jerusalem – The Israeli occupation forces assaulted 21 Palestinian people during the clashes that erupted on Saturday evening in occupied Jerusalem.

Local sources reported that confrontations continued with the occupation forces for the fifth consecutive day in the area between Bab al-Amud and al-Sahira after the worshipers started leaving Tarawih prayers.

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They added that the Israeli police began suppressing everyone in the “Bab al-Amud” area, which they were trying to empty and disperse any Palestinian Jerusalemite gathering there, through the use of force. 

They explained that it fired sound bombs and rubber bullets after reinforcing the presence of its forces on the scene.

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For its part, the Palestinian medical teams reported that they dealt with 21 different injuries during the confrontations that erupted last night at Bab al-Amud and al-Sahira.

They added that among the injuries; 4 with rubber bullets, 9 with stun grenades, 2 as a result of the beating by the forces, and the rest of the injuries were due to panic.

They explained that one of the paramedics was severely beaten by the Israeli occupation forces, which led to his injury in the leg.

Yesterday, the Israeli police removed their iron barriers from the Bab al-Amoud area, but returned them in the evening, to continue the clashes last night, in which “Arabists” intervened, and arrested three minors.

(Source / 18.04.2021)

Hamas lists people with disabilities on electoral list for Palestinian parliament

Hamas Movement nominated four persons with disabilities in the first 69 centers out of 132 in its electoral list “Al Quds is our Destiny” for the upcoming Palestinian legislative elections.

The community activist concerned with the issues of the wounded and the handicapped, Zarif al-Ghora, considered the interest of the list of Hamas in the category of the wounded and the disabled as an important step in regaining their rights guaranteed by the law.

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Al-Ghora, one of the list’s candidates, described during his interview with “Palestine” newspaper, “Al Quds is our Destiny” list included four wounded and disabled people, including a woman, as an unusual precedent, unlike the other lists that did not include any of them.

Al-Ghora indicated that the list is also the only one to nominate a woman with disabilities, who is an academic university doctor, to represent academics and women with disabilities. He added that before the elections, we worked a lot to enhance the political and societal participation of people with disabilities in general, and in particular their participation in the municipal, legislative or presidential elections.

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Al-Ghora continued that people with disabilities and the wounded in front of a scene have never imagined it to happen, and this is due to the belief of Hamas in particular, that they are a segment of important societal value and have their presence and their belief in the capabilities of the four candidates.

He considered this step evidence that “Al Quds is our Destiny” is the list of all Palestinians, as it includes people with disabilities, the wounded, prisoners, and the rest of the community.

(Source / 18.04.2021)