Missing Palestinian Found In Israeli Prison

On Thursday, a Palestinian man, who went missing several days ago, was found to be imprisoned in an Israeli detention center.

The family of Malek Wafiq No’eirat, 23, said that several days ago, he went to the al-Jalama Israeli military roadblock, north of Jenin in northern West Bank, to receive a shipment of supplies for his store.

They added that Malek never returned home and that they contacted a human rights center, which in turn contacted the Israeli authorities who told them that he was taken prisoner and will have a hearing at the Salem military court, today.

In related news, Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at night and Thursday morning, three Palestinians from Jenin and Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported.

Furthermore, the soldiers abducted a Palestinian political prisoner from occupied Jerusalem, instantly after his release from prison after he spent nearly seven years in prison.

(Source / 29.04.2021)

Israeli settlers severely beat old Palestinian shepherd

Jenin (QNN)- Extremist Israeli settlers severely assaulted and injured an old Palestinian shepherd today, northwest Jenin in the occupied West Bank.

The 66-year-old Palestinian shepherd was identifed as Ibrahim Hamdoun from the village of Mareeha.

The shepherd told WAFA that three settlers from the illegal Israeli settlement of Mevo Dotan severely beat him as he was grazing his stocking in his land, located near the illegal settlement.

Medical sources said that Hamdoun was admitted to the hospital due to being severely beaten, which caused him moderate injuries, bruises and bleeding.

His condition was reported to be stable.

There has been a spike in attacks by Israeli settlers against Palestinians in the occupied territories, however, investigations into them have not been carried out even though some have resulted in fatalities.

There are nearly 700,000 Israeli settlers living in 256 illegal settlements and outposts scattered across the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Israeli settlements are illegal under international law.

(Source / 29.04.2021)

Israeli forces order Palestinian families in Hamsa al-Foqa to leave their homes on Monday

Jordan Valley (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces have told today Palestinian families in Hamsa al-Foqa village in the northern Jordan Valley to leave their homes on Monday, according to a local official.

Mutaz Bisharat, who monitors Israeli illegal settlement activities,said that the forces are going to hold military drills in the area and has ordered the families of the village to leave their homes and the area for the duration of the drill.

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 / 29.04.2021)

81 Israeli settlers storm Al-Aqsa Mosque courtyards

Jerusalem (QNN)- 81 Israeli settlers on Thursday broke into the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied East Jerusalem.

According to the Islamic Endowments Authority in Jerusalem, 81 settlers broke into the holy site under the occupation police protection, during the morning break-in session.

Moreover, on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, 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.

In the fist week of the holy month of Ramadan, the Israeli occupation forces attacked Palestinian worshipers while they were leaving the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem following night-time (Taraweh) prayers.

These provocative actions led to more violence in the holy city by the Israeli settlers against the Palestinians, as over 750 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.

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 and assaulted left-wing Israelis protesting against Lehava.

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.”

Israeli occupation authorities allow settler incursions to the mosque since 2003, despite repeated objections and warnings by the Palestinian religious authorities as the visits provoke worshippers of the mosque.

Al-Aqsa Mosque is the third holiest site in Islam which located in occupied Jerusalem.

(Source / 29.04.2021)

US rejects Human Rights Watch’s report of Israeli apartheid

Washington (QNN)- The United States on Wednesday voiced disagreement with Human Rights Watch’s report which said that the occupation state of ‘Israel’ is guilty of the international crimes of apartheid and persecution because of discriminatory policies toward native Palestinians in the 1948-occupied and in 1967-occupied territories.

“It is not the view of this administration that Israel’s actions constitute apartheid,” a State Department spokesperson claimed.

US President Joe Biden’s State Department, however, said it would not “offer public evaluations of reports by outside groups.”

The spokesperson also renewed a call on both Israelis and the Palestinians to “refrain from unilateral actions that exacerbate tensions” including settlement activity and incitement to violence.

On Tuesday, the Human Rights Watch issued a 213-page report, in which it joined a growing number of commentators and rights groups who view the conflict not primarily as a land dispute but as a single occupation regime in which native Palestinians — who make up roughly half the population of the 1948-occupied territories, the West Bank and Gaza — are systematically denied basic rights granted to zionist colonizers.

‘Israel’ has been claiming that native Palestinians in the 1948-occupied territories enjoy full civil rights. It views Gaza, from which it withdrew soldiers and settlers in 2005 under the fire of the Palestinian resistance, as a hostile entity ruled by the Islamic resistance group Hamas, and it considers the West Bank to be disputed territory subject to peace negotiations — which collapsed more than a decade ago.

Human Rights Watch focused its report on the definitions of apartheid and persecution used by the International Criminal Court, which launched a probe into possible Israeli war crimes last month.

Citing public statements by Israeli leaders and official policies, HRW said that ‘Israel’ has “demonstrated an intent to maintain the domination of Jewish Israelis over Palestinians” in the 1948-occupied territories, the West Bank and Gaza, coupled with “systematic oppression” and “inhumane acts.”

“When these three elements occur together, they amount to the crime of apartheid,” it said.

The group also cited “grave abuses” in the occupied territories, including land confiscation, the systematic denial of building permits, home demolitions and “sweeping, decades-long restrictions on freedom of movement and basic human rights”, proving the charge of persecution.

(Source / 29.04.2021)

Video| Settlers strangle handicap Palestinian in Jerusalem

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Israeli settlers on Wednesday attacked and strangled a handicap Palestinian young man in occupied Jerusalem, trying to murder him.

Local sources said settlers attacked Fadi Muheisen and tried to murder him. Surveillance footage showed the barbaric attack on the young man in Silwan in occupied Jerusalem.

Wadi Hilweh Information Center stated that the settlers chased Fadi and hit him on his head and face before they held him down and tried to strangle him.

According to the center, locals in the neighborhood heard Fadi yelling, which pushed them to rush and save his life.

(Source / 29.04.2021)

Yehudah Glick leads provocative settlers’ raid into Al Aqsa mosque

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- The extremist zionist Rabbi Yehudah Glick on Wednesday led a provocative raid into Al Aqsa mosque.

The settlers entered the holy mosque from Ribat Al Kurd. The raid took place under the protection of the Israeli police.

Al Aqsa mosque, and Jerusalem, have been seeing tension since the first day of Ramadan. The Israeli authorities imposed restrictions on native Palestinians, preventing worshipers from visiting the holy mosque, attacking worshipers on a daily basis, and allowing thousands of settlers to carry out lynch attacks against native Palestinians.

Last Saturday, native Palestinians succeeded in forcing Israeli authorities to lift restrictions and allow them to perform prayers at the holy mosque.

(Source / 29.04.2021)

Israeli settlers attack, injure Palestinian shepherd near Jenin

Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities

Extremist Israeli Jewish settlers on Thursday severely attacked and severely wounded Palestinian shepherd northwest of the occupied West Bank city of Jenin.

Ibrahim Hamdoun, 66, from the village of Mareeha, said that three Israeli Jewish settlers from the illegal Israeli settlement of Mevo Dotan severely beat him as he was grazing his stocking in his land, located near the illegal settlement.

Medical sources said that Hamdoun was admitted to the hospital due to being harsh aggression, which caused him moderate injuries, bruises and bleeding. His condition was reported to be stable.

Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.

There are over 850,000 Israeli settlers living in colonial settlements in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem in violation of international law.

(Source / 29.04.2021)

Citing military drills, Israeli army orders Palestinian to leave their homes

Usually, Israel evacuates Palestinians from their homes under the pretext of military training and never allow them to return back

Palestinian families in Humsa al Fouqa community in the northern Jordan Valley were asked by Israeli occupation army to leave their homes, Wafa news agency reported on Thursday.

According to local resident, Mu’taz Bsharat, the occupation army is going to hold military drills in the area and has ordered the families of the community to leave their homes and the area for the duration of the drill.

Israel has been trying to evacuate the Palestinian communities in the Jordan Valley using different pretext, including conducting military exercises.

Usually, Israel evacuates Palestinians from their homes under the pretext of military training and never allow them to return back, making room for illegal Israeli Jewish settlements to swallow the Palestinian lands and expand.

(Source / 29.04.2021)

Israeli closure of Gaza sea increase suffering of Palestinians fishermen

Up to 90 per cent of Gaza fishermen live under poverty line

By Khader Zanoun

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 for the firing of projectiles from Gaza into Israel over the last few days.

As a result, 60,000 people in Gaza who make their living from fishing have been affected by the arbitrary Israeli measure, according to Zakaria Bakr, head of the Fishermen Union Committees in Gaza.

“Four thousand fishermen work in the sea, in addition to 1500 others whose work is directly connected to this sector, including craftsmen, drivers, merchants, fish sellers and net sellers, as well as three or four ice factories that operate for the benefit of fishermen, which stopped their production with the closure of the sea,” Bakr told WAFA.

He said the closure of the sea coincided with an important fishing season, and closure or reducing the fishing area always comes at the beginning of each fishing season. This leaves a grave impact on the fishermen and their families.

Bakr said Israel deliberately targets the fishing sector by limiting the fishing area, attacking fishermen and their boats while in the sea, and preventing the import of all fishing equipment.

Fisherman Munther Abu Amira, 30, said the occupation authorities “close the sea continuously and tightens the grip on the fishermen, and sometimes closes it while we are at the sea,” adding that the allowed fishing area is not sufficient.

Mahmoud Daifi, 30, from al-Shati refugee camp who supports a family of 11, said that fishing is his only profession from which he lives, and on the day he works he eats, but because of the closure, his living conditions have become difficult.

“I became responsible for my family members after my father, Khalil, was killed in an Israeli attack in 2008, and I have been practicing fishing for 13 years because there is no other work available in the Gaza Strip,” he explained.

He added that two days ago he was at work when an Israeli navy boat approached him, threatening him to go back and started shooting at him, which forced him to rush back and leave the fishing net in the sea.

“I and a group of fishermen go out daily from six in the evening until six in the morning of the following day. At midnight the Israeli boat comes and starts to chase us. No one remains in the sea. We leave the fishing nets in the water and flee,” said Daifi.

He pointed out that the occupation power does not want to see any Palestinian fisherman in the sea, and if he was seen, even if he is within the permitted fishing area, they come and shout at him through loudspeakers, shoot at him, and order him to leave the sea, which means he cannot continue with his work.

Daifi stressed that the fishermen need fishing tools and that not everything is available in Gaza. “I call on everyone to provide these tools for us because without them we cannot work,” he said.

(Source / 29.04.2021)