Israeli Soldiers Abduct 53 Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, late on Thursday at night and on Friday at dawn, at least fifty-three Palestinians from several neighborhoods of the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, after they protested the dozens of assaults and violations carried out by illegal Israeli colonialist settlers.

Media sources said the soldiers, and the police, arrested fifty Palestinians in and around the Old City, during ensuing protests that erupted after the colonists assaulted dozens of Palestinians, cars, and shops.

At least twenty Israeli officers were injured, and that some of them were moved to hospitals in the city, during confrontations with Palestinian protesters.

The protests started on Thursday evening, and continued through the morning hours, Friday, especially in the Old City, the French Hill, Sheikh Jarrah, and al-Misrara.

It is worth mentioning that the Palestinian Red Crescent said at least 105 Palestinians, including many women and children, were injured; twenty-two of them suffered moderate wounds.

Furthermore, dozens of Israeli colonists continued their marches in Jerusalem, especially on the roads between East and West Jerusalem, and assaulted dozens of Palestinians while chanting racist slogans, including the infamous “death to Arabs.”

The colonists also attacked many Palestinian cars in Sheikh Jarrah, causing excessive damage to dozens of cars, in addition to puncturing the tires of many Palestinian vehicles, and injured several Palestinians, including one woman who suffered a moderate head injury.

Eyewitnesses said the colonists were stopping cars and demanding the ID cards of the passengers to ensure that they are Palestinians, before assaulting them.

It is worth mentioning that among the abducted Palestinians are three children, who were taken prisoner by the soldiers in the Suwwana neighborhood, in Jerusalem.

They have been identified as Omar Abu Ghannam, 14, Yousef Abu Ghannam, 14, and Khalil Abu al-Hawa, 15.

In related news, the soldiers closed Baba Hotta gate, one of the main gates leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and prevented the Palestinians from crossing while on their way to the holy site.

The soldiers also assaulted dozens of Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards at the gate, in addition to several streets and alleys of the Old City.

Also Read: Israeli Settlers and Soldiers Wound 105 Palestinian Civilians in Jerusalem

(Source / 23.04.2021)

Israeli Colonists Attack Palestinian Homes In Jerusalem

Dozens of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked, on Friday at dawn, many Palestinian homes, and opened fire at them, in occupied Jerusalem.

Eyewitnesses said the colonists hurled stones at the Palestinian homes, while some of them fired rounds of live ammunition, causing damage.

They added that the attacks targeted the Palestinian homes near the Hebron Gate, and in the Old City.

The colonists were marching while chanting racist slogans, and calling for expelling the indigenous Palestinians, in addition to the racist chant “Death to Arabs,” amidst calls for further assaults against the Palestinians and their property in the occupied city.

In related news, Israeli soldiers abducted, late on Thursday at night and on Friday at dawn, at least fifty-three Palestinians from several neighborhoods of the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, after they protested the dozens of assaults and violations carried out by illegal Israeli colonialist settlers.

The colonists also attacked many Palestinian cars in Sheikh Jarrah, causing excessive damage to dozens of cars, in addition to puncturing the tires of many Palestinian vehicles, and injured several Palestinians, including one woman who suffered a moderate head injury.

It is worth mentioning that among the abducted Palestinians are three children, who were taken prisoner by the soldiers in the Suwwana neighborhood, in Jerusalem.

They have been identified as Omar Abu Ghannam, 14, Yousef Abu Ghannam, 14, and Khalil Abu al-Hawa, 15.

Furthermore, the soldiers closed the Baba Hotta gate, one of the main gates leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and prevented the Palestinians from crossing while on their way to the holy site.

The soldiers also assaulted dozens of Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards at the gate, in addition to several streets and alleys of the Old City.

Also Read: Israeli Settlers and Soldiers Wound 105 Palestinian Civilians in Jerusalem

(Source / 23.04.2021)

Three Years After Killing Him, Soldiers Transfer Corpse Of Slain Teen To His Family In Gaza

Yousef Jasser Abu Jazar

The Israeli authorities transferred, Thursday, the corpse of a Palestinian teen, who was killed by the army in the year 2018, back to his family in the Gaza Strip.

Media sources in Gaza said the Israeli army transferred the corpse of Yousef Jasser Abu Jazar, 17, to his family in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

The soldiers moved the corpse of the slain teen to Beit Hanoun (Erez) Terminal, in northern Gaza, before the Palestinians transferred it to Rafah.

It is worth mentioning that Abu Jazar was killed, on April 29, 2018, after soldiers claimed that he and two other Palestinians were allegedly seen trying to damage the perimeter fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip.

In addition to Yousef, the soldiers also killed two Palestinians who were identified as Atiya Mohammad al-‘Ammawi, 20, and Yousef Ahmad al-‘Ammawi, 18, from Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

(Source / 23.04.2021)

105 Palestinians injured by extremist Israeli settlers chanting “Death To Arabs” in Jerusalem

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- After a wave of violence against Palestinians in the city, dozens of Palestinians were wounded by extremist Israeli settlers, in violent confrontations that erupted in the Old City of Jerusalem on Thursday night, following a march by far-right Israelis.

A hundred and five Palestinians were wounded, with 22 being hospitalized in moderate condition, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent.

At least 50 people were arrested, including both right-wing extremists and Palestinians, according to Israeli Haaretz.

The newspaper reorted that the march organized by the far-right, anti-Arab group Lehava followed a week of violent assaults on Palestinians living inside the Green Lines and Palestinian residents of central Jerusalem.

Chanting “death To Arabs,” the far-right Israelis attempted to break through police roadblocks.

They assaulted left-wing Israelis protesting against Lehava. They tried to enter the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, but were blocked, according to the newspaper.

Ahead of the march, far-right Israelis called for violence and urged others to arm themselves in social media posts.

In one message group, a member wrote: “If one of the attackers isn’t hanged, this won’t end,” while in another group a member wrote: “We’re burning Arabs today, the Molotov cocktails are already in the trunk.”

Yesterday, the Israeli occupation forces attacked Palestinian worshipers while they were leaving the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem following night-time (Taraweh) prayers.

The Israeli police used water cannons and stun grenades to clamp down on the worshipers at the Damascus Gate area, on the south entrance to the Old City.

Israeli occupation forces have arrested at least 30 Palestinians since the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, using as tear gas, stun grenades and water cannons to confront demonstrators.

The first provocation by Israeli occupation forces came last Tuesday, the first day of Ramadan, when Israeli police turned off speakers around the al-Aqsa Mosque.

The Israeli forces also blocked thousands of Palestinians from towns and villages of the occupied West Bank from reaching Al-Aqsa Mosque to perform the first Friday prayer of the holy month of Ramadan.

Moreover, in the same day, the Israeli forces seized the Iftar (end of fast) meals intended for the people who were fasting near the Mosque compound, smashed the door of a mosque in the area, and sabotaged the loudspeakers prevent the call for the evening prayer from Al-Aqsa Mosque’s minarets.

(Source / 23.04.2021)

‘Israel’ tightens up military procedures around Jerusalem

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- The Israeli army tightened its military procedures around occupied Jerusalem on Friday, preventing hundreds of native Palestinians from performing Friday prayer at Al Aqsa mosque on the second Friday of the holy month.

Eyewitnesses reported that Israeli forces set up military barriers at all entrances to the old city. They also carried out a campaign to check on worshipers’ IDs.

This comes following a tense night in the holy city after Israeli soldiers and settlers attacked Jerusalemites and their properties, wounding nearly 105 and causing severe damages to their properties. Locals confronted the settlers, who tried to attack worshipers while they were leaving Al Aqsa mosque after they completed Taraweeh prayer.

Outside Jerusalem, the Israeli army tightened procedures at Qalandya and Bethlehem military checkpoints. Worshipers stood in very long lines but only few of them were allowed to enter the holy mouse under the pretext of not being vaccinated for COVID-19.

Despite the Israeli strict measures, hundreds of worshipers succeeded to reach the holy mosque through bypass ways.

On the first Friday of Ramadan the number of worshipers at the holy mosque shrank to half in comparison with the number of worshipers on the first Friday of 2019 Ramadan.

(Source / 23.04.2021)

Israeli authorities arrest 50 native Palestinians in Jerusalem

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Israeli military sources said that nearly 50 native Palestinians were arrested throughout occupied Jerusalem after locals confronted a settlers’ attack near Al Aqsa mosque last night.

The Israeli police said in a statement published in Israeli posts, that most of those arrested took part in defending worshipers last night, adding that 20 Israeli policemen were wounded during the Israeli attack.

Confrontations erupted between settlers, backed by Israeli forces, and locals. The confrontations, which started following Taraweeh prayer and continued until the dawn of Friday and spread throughout the holy city, started when groups of Israeli settlers, chanting “death for Arabs”, attacked worshipers while they were leaving Al Aqsa mosque after performing Taraweeh.

The Red Crescent said that over 105 native Palestinians were wounded, including women and children.

During the attack, a group of Israeli settlers gathered at street NO.1, which separates the eastern and western parts of Jerusalem and searched IDs to attack native Palestinians.

(Source / 23.04.2021)

Video and Pictures| 60,000 worshipers perform Friday prayer at Al Aqsa mosque

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Nearly 60,000 worshipers performed Friday prayer at Al Aqsa mosque on the second Friday of Ramadan, which is 10,000 less than it on the second Friday last Ramadan.

Today’s prayers come following a tense night in which Israeli forces and settlers brutally attacked worshipers, who were leaving Al Aqsa mosque. Nearly 110 Jerusalemites were wounded, while 50 have been arrested during the terrorist settlers’ attack. Meanwhile, no settlers have been arrested.

Today, Israeli forces imposed strict measures around the holy mosque, preventing native Palestinians from entry. Palestinians from the West Bank were also denied entry under the pretext of not being vaccinated against Covid 19.

The Grand Mufti and preacher of Al Aqsa mosque, Sheik Muhammad Hussein, said that worshipers succeeded to enter the holy mosque despite the Israeli measures that all religions and international and humanitarian traditions reject.

“Is it reasonable to prevent people from entering their places of worship?!”, he wondered. “Is it reasonable or acceptable to put barriers and attack worshipers who are leaving Al Aqsa mosque after performing prayers?! Extremists settlers call for hate and wicked attacks, calling for killing Muslims and Arabs, so, where is the occupation state, which is obliged according to the international law to protect the freedoms, places of worship, and lives of those it id occupying?!”

Despite the ongoing Israeli crackdown, thousands of #Palestinian worshipers performed the weekly Friday prayer today at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied Jerusalem.

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(Source / 23.04.2021)

Qazzaz: Palestinian elections to held in Jerusalem by challenging the occupation

Days of Palestine – Ramallah – Youssef Qazzaz, a spokesman for the “Al-Quds Our Destination” list, confirmed that the decision to hold the elections came with the consensus of all Palestinians through the Istanbul and Cairo meetings, and following the outcomes of the Secretary-General’s meetings, and the battle for holding them in Jerusalem is based on the philosophy of challenging the Israeli occupation and not delaying and fleeing.

Qazzaz said that the proposal to postpone the elections is completely illogical, and the Israeli occupation deliberately disrupts this electoral process because it knows with certainty that the Palestinian elections will inevitably lead to an exit from the state of division that pleases him a lot.

Read More: Lama Khater: Insistence on that elections be held in Jerusalem

Qazzaz stressed that the electoral process will not be postponed, and the Palestinian people will not be punished again by postponing the elections until one party or the other is satisfied.

He added that if it is, then let us start the clash with the occupation, and then leave the elections for later, and let us embody the Palestinian people’s vision of this occupation.

Read More: Euro-Med Monitor: Israeli measures to obstruct elections in Jerusalem

Qazzaz stressed that we will extract all our rights from the fangs of the Israeli occupation, in spite of it and all its unjust measures, and despite all normalizers, rushing and supporting it in the processes of liquidation, exclusion of the Palestinian resistance.

He pointed out that the issue of Jerusalem, for which we named our list, and every Arab and Muslim yearns for it, we do not drop it from our accounts, and it must not be dropped from the accounts at any level.

Qazzaz stressed that Jerusalem was present before the decrees were issued, and before the understandings on the issue of the elections, and scenarios for how to deal with Jerusalem, and we were not less aware of this issue during the discussions that preceded the issuance of the decrees, stressing that Jerusalem must be the cornerstone of the equation despite the Israeli occupation policy.

He added that the electoral battle with the Israeli occupation in Jerusalem will be based on the philosophy of engagement, challenge, and insistence on making this process successful in Jerusalem first, and not with the philosophy of delaying and running backward.

Regarding the meeting of the PLO factions, its decision that there would be no elections without Jerusalem, Qazzaz remarked that we say that there will be elections only if Jerusalem is present, but can the occupation prevent elections in Hebron, Ramallah, and Nablus?

He continued that we need unconventional measures, and let the whole world enter this electoral equation, and see how the racial occupation attacks, and let our clash with the occupation politically, legally and on the ground, to complete the electoral process.

He also added that let us put election boxes in mosques, churches, and United Nations institutions, and motivate people to go and participate effectively and vigorously in these elections, and let the Israeli occupation do what it wants.

Qazzaz clarified that, following Trump’s decision to make Jerusalem the capital of the occupation state, it is at the first stop on the Palestinian people that we must take an unconventional procedure in Jerusalem, and let all the world and all Muslims intervene.

(Source / 23.04.2021)

Ministry of Interior announces comprehensive closure in Gaza Strip to face coronavirus pandemic

Days of Palestine – Gaza Strip – A comprehensive closure was announced in the Gaza Strip yesterday evening, Thursday, which led to the suspension of all aspects of life for a week due to coronavirus pandemic.

“At 6 pm today, Thursday, intensive police deployment will begin in all areas of Gaza Strip,” said the Interior Ministry spokesman Al-Bazm.

Read More: Has Ministry of Interior achieved security and stability in Gaza Strip after 15 years?

He added that the Ministry of Interior has set new measures to face the pandemic, and we hope that the citizens will fully implement and adhere to the procedures so that lead to reduce the coronavirus cases in the Gaza Strip.

The movement of vehicles will be restricted on Friday and Saturday, while the movement of vehicles, transportation, and food without using vehicles will be allowed during the day.

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

After a week, a new assessment of the epidemiological situation will take place, and that we will be able to reduce the number of Coronavirus infections.

He stressed that facing the epidemic is a common task between government agencies and citizens, and if the citizen does not cooperate with us, we will be facing a very difficult reality.

He pointed out that the government authorities are trying to move away from the full closure in order to avoid its heavy burdens on the citizens.

(Source / 23.04.2021)

Freedom of Palestinian Prisoner After 18 Year Incarceration in Israeli Prison

Days of Palestine – Ramallah – The Israeli occupation authorities Thursday released the prisoner, Asim Al-Kaabi, 43, from Balata camp, east of Nablus, in the northern occupied West Bank, after his 18-year-old rule ended.

Al-Kaabi was released from the Negev desert prison, and dozens of his relatives and friends were receiving him at the Dhahriya crossing, south of Hebron.

Read More: Palestinian prisoner from Jenin enters his 16th year in Israeli jails

Al-Kaabi was arrested in 2003, and he was sentenced to 18 years in prison for his anti-occupation activities.

He lost his parents during the years of his detention, and for three years he was associated with Samoud Saadat, daughter of the captive General Secretary of the Popular Front, Ahmed Saadat.

Read More: Palestinian Prisoner enters his twentieth year in Israeli jails

(Source / 23.04.2021)