Army Orders Demolition Of Palestinian Structures In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers issued, Tuesday, demolition orders targeting several Palestinian structures in the al-‘Isawiya town, in the occupied capital, Jerusalem.

Media sources said a few army jeeps, and police vehicles, accompanied by personnel of the Jerusalem City Council, invaded the town, before handing several Palestinians demolition orders targeting their structures, including homes.

The soldiers also photographed several homes, buildings, and roads in the town during the invasion.

The city council claims the structures were built permit construction permits.

While Israel continues to build and expand its illegal colonies, Palestinian communities, and towns, in occupied Jerusalem, and various areas in the occupied West Bank, continue to be denied the right to build homes and property, under various allegations meant to prevent the expansion of Palestinian towns and neighborhoods.

The policy of home demolitions is an act of collective punishment illegal under International Law and the Fourth Geneva Convention.

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(Source / 28.04.2021)

Detained Journalist Forced Into Solitary Confinement After Seven Days Of Hunger Strike

The administration of Ofer Israeli prison moved the detained Palestinian journalist, Ala’ Rimawi, 43, into solitary confinement as he continues his hunger strike, protesting his detention, for the seventh day.

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the imprisoned journalist started the hunger strike just hours after the soldiers abducted him a week ago.

The PPS added that the detainee has several health issues that he was receiving treatment for prior to his abduction and was placed in a clinic belonging to the Israeli Prison Administration before he was moved into solitary confinement.

Rimawi was abducted from his home, in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and was slapped with an Administrative Detention order, without charges or trial.

It is worth mentioning that Rimawi, a married father of five, is also a former political prisoner who spent about eleven years in Israeli prisons, detention, and interrogation facilities.

It is worth mentioning that two other detainees are ongoing with hunger strikes: Emad Sawarka, 37, for the 41st day, and Mos’ab al-Hoor, 33, for the 15th day, protesting their arbitrary Administrative Detention.

Sawarka, a married father of five, is from Jericho city, and is a former political prisoner who spent about ten years in Israeli prisons.

Al-Hoor, a married father of one child, from Hebron, was abducted in November of the year 2019, and started the hunger strike 15 days ago. He also spent over ten years in Israeli prisons during previous abductions and detentions.

(Source / 28.04.2021)

Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians, Including Medic, Attack Many, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at night, eight Palestinians, including one medic and four children, and assaulted many others in Bab al-‘Amoud and surrounding areas, in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers and police officers assaulted dozens of Palestinians near Bab al-Amoud and chased many others while firing gas bombs and concussion grenades.

The Al-Amal Society for Medical Services in Jerusalem, said the soldiers abducted one of its medics, identified as Luay Za’atra, while he was rendering first aid to wounded Palestinians.

Furthermore, the soldiers abducted two young men, identified as Ibrahim Rajabi and Arin Za’anin, in Bab al-‘Amoud.

The soldiers also abducted Mansour Mahmoud, 26, after invading and ransacking his home in the al-‘Isawiya town, in Jerusalem.

It is worth mentioning that, last Saturday evening, Mahmoud suffered various wounds to several parts of his body after Israeli soldiers assaulted him with clubs and batons, while he was leaving the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Furthermore, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said the number of Palestinians, who were abducted by the soldiers and the police on Wednesday evening and at night, has arrived to eight, after the soldiers abducted four children.

The Israeli attacks and the abductions of the Palestinians came as hundreds gathered in the yards of Bab al-‘Amoud to celebrate the removal of the Israeli military roadblocks in the area following ongoing protests that started on the first day of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, when the army and the police carried out a serious escalation against the Palestinians, especially in and around the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and prevented hundreds of Palestinians from entering the holy site.

In related news, the soldiers caused many Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation, after the army attacked protesters at the northern entrance of the al-Biereh city, in central West Bank.

(Source / 28.04.2021)

Israeli Colonists Burn Three Palestinian Cars In Jerusalem

On Tuesday at night, Israeli colonialist settlers, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands, torched three Palestinian cars, and caused damage to several other vehicles, near Beit Iksa village, northwest of occupied Jerusalem.

Local sources said the cars were parked close to a junction near the village, when the colonists, from the illegal Ramot settlement, in the eastern part of the village, caused damage to the three vehicles before setting them ablaze.

They added that the cars are owned by a member of the Abu Khalaf family, in addition to Anas Khatib and Issa Hammouda Gheith.

The colonists also wrote racist graffiti, in addition to smashing the windows of several parked cars.

It is worth mentioning that, in March of this year, the colonists burnt two cars and wrote racist graffiti in the village.

(Source / 28.04.2021)

Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians In Ramallah And Bethlehem, Abduct One

Israeli soldiers injured, on Tuesday evening, many Palestinians in Ramallah and Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, and abducted a young man.

Media sources in Ramallah, in central West Bank, said the soldiers attacked Palestinian protesters at the northern entrance of the al-Biereh city, and fired a barrage of gas bombs and concussion grenades at them.

They added that many Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, in addition to cuts and bruises, before receiving the needed treatment by local medics.

The soldiers also attacked Palestinian protesters at the northern entrance of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, and fired many concussion grenades, gas bombs, and rubber-coated steel bullets at them.

The Israeli attack caused many injuries among the Palestinians, while the soldiers also chased and abducted a young man.

On Tuesday at night, the soldiers abducted eight Palestinians, including one medic and four children, and assaulted many others in Bab al-‘Amoud and surrounding areas, in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem.

In related news, Israeli colonialist settlers, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands, torched three cars, and caused damage to several other vehicles, near Beit Iksa village, northwest of Jerusalem.

(Source / 28.04.2021)

Updated: “Israeli Navy Injures A Palestinian Fisherman, Attacks Farmers, In Gaza”

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Tuesday at night, a small Palestinian fishing boat near the al-Waha shore, west of Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza, wounding a fisherman. On Wednesday morning, the soldiers fired live rounds at farmers near Khan Younis, in the southern part of the coastal region.

Media sources said the young fisherman was fishing on a small boat not far from the al-Waha shore when the navy fired rubber-coated steel bullets at him.

They added that the fisherman suffered mild wounds, and received the needed treatment by Palestinian medics before being moved to a nearby hospital.

It is worth mentioning that, three days ago, the navy imposed a strict siege on Palestinian territorial waters in the besieged Gaza Strip, and carried out numerous violations against the fishermen who are just trying to fish to provide for their families.

In addition, the soldiers fired many live rounds at farmers on their lands near the perimeter fence, east of Khuza’a town, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

The attack did not lead to casualties but forced the Palestinian farmers to leave their lands in fear of further Israeli escalation.

The latest attacks are part of frequent Israeli violations against the Palestinians, especially the fishermenfarmersshepherds, and workers in the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip, and have led to dozens of casualties, including fatalities, in addition to serious property damage and the confiscation of many boats after abducting the fishermen.

(Source / 28.04.2021)

Mass arrests in West Bank & Jerusalem, fisherman wounded in Gaza

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Confrontations erupted again in occupied Jerusalem and throughout the West Bank last night. Two citizens were wounded.

Local sources said that two Israeli policemen were wounded, while two citizens got wounded during the confrontations at Hittah gate in occupied Jerusalem last night.

Confrontations erupted at Bab Al Amoud after Israeli sources attacked citizens, who were sitting there. Eyewitnesses said Israeli forces arrested the paramedic Lu’ai Ja’afreh and Areen Za’anin.

According to Al Qastal website, Israeli authorities released Ja’afreh on the condition of remaining on house arrest for five days and not visiting Bab Al Amoud for 15 days.

In the same vein, an undercover unit arrested a young man from the city’s light rail.

In the West Bank, confrontations erupted between Israeli forces and locals at the entrances to Al Bireh and Bethlehem cities.

Local sources said Israeli forces arrested a young man at the entrance to Bethlehem.

Locals targeted a military tower at the entrance to Beit Immar with Molotov cocktails.

Israeli forces also raided Beit Urif in occupied Nablus and used stun and tear gas bombs against locals.

In the same context, confrontations erupted during an Israeli raid into Askar camp in eastern Nablus and arrested Abdullah Bashkar and took him to an unknown place.

Israeli forces also arrested Ahmad Salah and Khalil Salah after breaking into their houses in Bethlehem. They also arrested Muhammad Abu Safiyyeh from occupied Hebron.

Meanwhile, Israeli settlers continued their attacks on native Palestinians. A group of Israeli settlers stormed Beit Exa and burnt locals’ cars and painted racist slogans on the walls of the village’s houses.

In Ni’lin, locals confronted Israeli settlers, who started leveling the village’s lands under the protection of the Israeli army.

In Gaza, local sources said Israeli forces shot a fisherman with a rubber-coated metal bullet during a random shooting at fishermen.

The Israeli army claimed that two missiles were fired from the Gaza strip at surrounding settlements.

(Source / 28.04.2021)

Settlers storm archaeological site near Nablus

Days of Palestine – Nablus– Israeli settlers today stormed the archeological site of Sebastia, north of the West Bank city of Nablus, according to local sources.

Sebastia Mayor, Muhammad Azim said that settlers stormed the archaeological site, under the protection of the Israeli military, and the site and roads leading to it were closed to citizens.

Read More: Settlers storm archaeological site north of Nablus

Azim indicated that the occupation forces had deployed since the morning hours on the roads and rooftops, explaining that the incursion came according to a fixed program announced by settlers earlier to storm the site.

The archaeological sites in the West Bank have been exposed since the end of the eighties to the occupation’s attempts to place them under its administration, and Sebastia has actually been transformed into the so-called Israeli public gardens.

Later, the occupation claimed that Sebastia was part of the nearby Shafi Shimron settlement until the settlers carried signs, “Sebastia Public Garden.”

Palestinians in Sebastia in the northern West Bank seek to place it on the world tourism map, as one of the important archaeological sites, and to protect it from Israeli attempts to control.

Read More: Israeli settlers storm archaeological area in Sebastia

(Source / 28.04.2021)

153 settlers storm Al-Aqsa Mosque

Days of Palestine – Jerusalem – Today, Wednesday, 153 settlers stormed the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, from the Mughrabi Gate, under the protection of the Israeli occupation forces.

The Islamic Endowments reported that these settlers carried out provocative tours in its courtyards until they left it from Bab Al-Silsila.

Read More: 75 settlers storm Al-Aqsa Mosque

The blessed Al- Aqsa Mosque is exposed to daily desecration by Israeli settlers and police forces in the morning and the afternoon except on Fridays and Saturdays.

(Source / 28.04.2021)

Israeli navy injures Gaza fisherman

Days of Palestine – Gaza – Israeli navy today opened gunfire towards Palestinian fishermen sailing offshore Beit Lahia town in the northern besieged Gaza Strip, injuring a fisherman.

Local sources said the Israeli navy fired rubber-coated steel bullets towards fishermen sailing within the designated fishing zone offshore the town, injuring a fisherman.

Read More: Israeli navy fires at the fishermen’s boats in Gaza

The Israeli closure of the sea in the Gaza Strip increases the suffering of the fishermen who are paying a heavy price for the practices of the Israeli occupation authorities.

Israel closed the sea since Monday and prohibited fishing until further notice in a collective punishment step of the Gaza Strip’s two million population.

Read More: Israeli navy targets fishermen offshore Gaza

(Source / 28.04.2021)