Army Issues Demolition Orders Targeting Ten Homes Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers invaded, Monday, the villages of Deir Qiddis and Ni’lin, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and handed the Palestinians demolition orders targeting ten homes.

Emad al-Khawaja, the mayor of Ni’lin, said the ten homes Israel intends to demolish are all licensed by the Village Council and are all built on privately-owned Palestinian lands between the two villages.

Al-Khawaja added that the army is alleging the homes were built “close to the barb-wire fence, separating the Palestinian lands from nearby illegal colonies.

The Palestinians lost large areas of their lands for the illegal construction of the colonies and the Annexation Wall in the area, and the army constantly tries to prevent any constructions that are deemed to be “close to the wall of the fenced areas.”

Israel’s colonies in the occupied West Bank, including those in and around occupied East Jerusalem, are illegal under International Law, the Fourth Geneva Convention, and all related United Nations and Security Council resolutions.

(Source / 31.05.2021)

‘Israel’ arrests young man for giving middle finger to police

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Israeli forces arrested a young man last week in occupied Jerusalem for giving a middle finger to Israeli cops during the recent tensions in the holy city.

An Israeli court has been holding sessions for the young man for “contempt of police”, according to his lawyer Muhammad Mahmoud. He had been arrested during a massive arrest campaign, which targeted 25 young men last Monday.

He added that the young man gave a middle finger for an Israeli cop last Friday during the celebrations in the holy city of the victory of the resistance in Gaza. Meanwhile, other detainees were accused of “hindering police work”.

Lawyer Naser Owdeh said that Israeli undercover and special units arrested the young man and brutally beat him out at a police station, leaving him wounded.

(Source / 31.05.2021)

13 Palestinian journalists held in Israeli jails for covering Israeli violations, says PPS

‘Israel’ is currently holding 13 Palestinian journalists in its jails, said the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) on Sunday.

The PPS said that two of the journalists, Zaina Halawani and Wahbi Makkia, were arrested on Friday and today an Israeli occupation court refused an appeal to release the journalists, and a new trial will be held.

Halawani and Makkia were arrested by Israeli occupation forces in Jerusalem on May 28 and were placed in administrative detention.

The two were arrested in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah where they were covering and documenting Israeli forces and settlers violence against Palestinian residents who are facing imminent Israeli threat of eviction in the neighborhood.

Alaa Al-Rimawi, Al Jazeera’s correspondent in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah and head of the online news agency J-Media, is also among journalists as he has been held in jails since 22 April without any official charge being brought against him.

A court initially ordered three months of administrative detention for Rimawi but reduced it to 45 days after he went on hunger strike for 16 days.

A week ago, on 21 May, an Israeli judge ordered an 11-day extension to the administrative detention of another Palestinian journalist, Alghad TV cameraman Hazem Nasser, who was arrested at an Israeli checkpoint at the entrance to the West Bank town of Tlkarm on 12 May as he was returning from Nablus, where he had been filming Israeli forces attacking Palestinians.

Ahmad Azaizeh, a blogger who freelances for various outlets including, a local news site, was also arrested at his home on 12 May after covering Israeli forces attacking Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem, and was placed in administrative detention for “inciting hatred.”

A subsequent order was issued extending his detention until 17 May, but he was not released when that order expired.

Another Palestinian woman journalist is also currently detained, Bushra Al-Taweel, who has been held since 8 November 2020, when she was arrested on the road from Ramallah to Nablus.

Although no charge has been brought against her, her administrative detention was extended for another four months on 7 March. She was previously held without any charge for a total of 230 days, from December 2019 to July 2020.

Recently, the Israeli occupation forces have amplified their targeting of Palestinian journalists in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, in an attempt to silence their voices and to close their eyes.

According to groups concerned with the affairs of the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons, Israel has imprisoned around 4,400 Palestinians, including 39 women, 155 children, and 350 administrative detainees held without any charges.

(Source / 31.05.2021)

Israeli authorities arrest father over his new baby’s name

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Israeli authorities on Thursday arrested a citizen for naming his new baby “Saif Al Quds”, which is the resistance’s name of the latest battle between Gaza and the occupation state.

Israeli forces had summoned the former prisoner, Ibrahim Halabiyyeh, for interrogation last Thursday before arresting him over naming his new baby Saif Al Quds.

Several citizens have named newborn sons after the battle, which is the name adopted by the resistance.

The 11-day-long battle ended with a ceasefire as the resistance announced its victory.

After the ceasefire, the occupation state carried out a massive arrests campaign, which targeted hundreds of Palestinians for charges like hindering Isreali police work and giving a middle finger for Israeli cops.

(Source / 31.05.2021)

Israeli researchers say consensus emerging in ‘Israel’ that Gaza resistance won

Stocks of Israeli arms companies, which have been bragging about their ‘battle-tested’ weapons, have been going down recently

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Israeli researcher and author said that a consensus is emerging in the Israeli media, and among politicians and military command, that the resistance in Gaza effectively defeated the occupation state.

In a piece published on the Middle East Eye, Shir Hever, an Israeli economic researcher, said although Israeli air strikes killed over 250 citizens, including 66 children, and wounded over 1900 others, Israelis agree that the resistance in Gaza has won the battle.

He added that the resistance has achieved “its goal of establishing itself as a player that cannot be ignored when it comes to Jerusalem and Al Aqsa Mosque.”

“Israel’s “mowing the lawn” doctrine of repeated strikes on the Gaza Strip in order to prevent Palestinian resistance movements from accumulating military power, has largely failed”, he added.

Hever pointed out that the main reason why the resistance has won is that it has been narrowing the military imbalance that has long existed between the resistance factions and the Israeli army.

“The new military capabilities of Hamas – long-range and more accurate rockets, drones and an unmanned submarine – have taken the Israeli military by surprise”, he wrote.

In the same piece, Antony Loewenstein, an independent journalist who was recently based in Jerusalem and is writing a book on how Israel’s occupation has gone global, said that Palestine is often a testing ground for new Israeli weapons and defence equipment. However, stocks of Israeli arms companies have been going down during the recent Israeli aggression on Gaza, as opposed to in previous rounds, in which it went up.

“In the recent conflict between Gaza and Israel, it seems that Hamas improved its weaponry with more accurate, long-range missiles. However, historically, many of Israel’s most sophisticated surveillance technology and weapons were first developed for use against Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza and Israeli itself,” Loewenstein said.

“Israeli companies still talk about ‘battle-tested’ weapons for global sale. Many of the key ‘innovators’ in this space work for Israel’s notorious cyber Unit 8200 and take this experience into the private sector, leading to techniques perfected in Palestine used and abused in global conflicts.”

(Source / 31.05.2021)

Watchdog: ‘Israel’ systematically wiping out entire Palestinian families

Muhammad Hadidi comforting his 5-month-old baby Omar, the only survivor of Muhammad’s small family. An Israeli strike killed Muhammad’s wife and four children during the latest Israeli aggression on Gaza

Gaza (QNN)- The Independent Committee for Human Rights said that the occupation state is systimaticly and intentionally wiping out entire Palestinian families.

In a report issued on Sunday, the committee said that during the 11-day-long aggression on Gaza, the occupation state bombed dozens of houses and residential apartments on the heads of its residents on purpose, removing entire families from the civil registry.

The watchdog documented 31 cases, in which Israeli jets targeted extended families, in 21 of them, houses were bombed on the heads of their residents and in two cases entire communities were targeted. They also targeted a car in one case and a farm in another.

The Israeli strikes, which targeted families left 96 victims, including 44 children and 28 children. They include a case in which a husband, wife, and child were killed. Seven mothers were killed with four or three of their children.

Amnesty International had said that “there is a horrific pattern emerging of Israel launching air strikes in Gaza targeting residential buildings and family homes”.

Both human rights organizations called for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to urgently investigate Israeli attacks.

(Source / 31.05.2021)

Israeli forces run over, arrest child for flying Palestinian flag on bicycle

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces chased and ran over a Palestinian child flying a Palestinian flag on his bicycle in Ras al-Amoud neighborhood in Occupied Jerusalem, local sources said.

At least six Israeli occupation officers chased the 15-year-old Jawad Abbasi while he was riding his bike and raising a Palestinian flag, running over him and causing him bruises in the leg for raising the flag, which the occupation authorities ban in the occupied capital.

Videos showed the child surrounded with at least six Israeli occupation officers holding machine guns, and the child got injured and was arrested by the forces before he was let go for medical treatment.

Israeli occupation continues to severely affect Palestinian children and youth, leaving them with a deep sense of insecurity, hopelessness, and frustration.

Israeli occupation forces and settlers have adopted numerous policies and practices against Palestinian children, in disregard of their humanity and their protected status under international law.

At least 279 Palestinians were killed, including 69 children and 40 women, and 1,910 others injured in Israel’s latest aggression on the Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

19 families in the Gaza Strip have also been wiped off the population civil registry, including 45 children, after the Israeli bombardment on residential areas.

(Source / 31.05.2021)

‘Israel’ killed 19 families during 11-day Gaza aggression

Gaza Strip (QNN)- 19 families in the Gaza Strip have been wiped off the population civil registry during Israel’s 11-day aggression, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.

The Ministry on Sunday released new figures that showed 19 families in Gaza Strip were killed in the aggression, including 41 children and 25 women.

Here are some of the families that were killed, according to the ministry:

•Twenty one members of the Al-Kawlak family were killed by Israel’s onslaught, including eight children and six women.

•The Abu Auf family lost nine members, including a child and five women.

•Six members of al-Tanani family, including four children and a woman, were also killed.

Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip started on May 10 and ended with a ceasefire brokered by mediator Egypt on May 21, killing at least 279 Palestinians, including 69 children and 40 women and injuring 1,910 others.

More than 90,000 Palestinians were displaced from their homes, and much of Gaza’s infrastructure and many residential buildings were completely destroyed or levelled.

Health centres, media offices, as well as schools were among the structures targeted during the 11-days of constant bombardment.

(Source / 31.05.2021)

‘Israel’ summons Philippines envoy over UNHRC vote to probe Israel’s violations

The Israeli Foreign Ministry has summoned the Philippines ambassador, Macairog Alberta For a “clarification” after his country voted last week to form an inquiry commission into Israel’s violations in the Gaza Strip.

On Thursday, the Philippines voted at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in favour of the establishment of an investigative committee against ‘Israel’ over its latest aggression on the Gaza Strip, in which at least 279 Palestinians were killed, including 69 children and 40 women.

The Times of Israel said the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ deputy director-general for the Asia-Pacific, Gilad Cohen, had told the ambassador that his country’s vote was “unacceptable”.

“It is unacceptable that a country like the Philippines, which itself endures radical and murderous Islamist terrorism in the south of the country, would support a draft resolution that ignores the Hamas terrorist organization’s war crimes,” Cohen is quoted as saying in a Foreign Ministry statement.

“Israel expects from friendly countries like the Philippines not to support proposals that strengthen terror and to stand alongside us at this hour,” he added.

Ambassador of the Philippines to Israel summoned for a clarification discussion at @IsraelMFA following the Philippines’ vote at the HRC in favour of the establishment of an investigative committee over events surrounding Operation Guardian of the Walls.

The ambassador, however, confirmed there was a discussion with the Israeli side on the UNHRC voting.

At the Laging Handa briefing yesterday, Alberto said the Philippines was trying to soften the impact of its vote so as not to affect relations with ‘Israel’.

“You can be assured that the DFA (Department of Foreign Affairs), the Philippine embassy is doing everything to maintain our good relations,” he added in Filipino.

Last week, the UNHRC adopted a resolution establishing a broad, international investigation into violations surrounding Israel’s latest aggression on the Gaza Strip and “systematic” abuses in the Palestinian territories and inside the occupied territories.

The Philippines was among the 24 UNHRC members that voted in favour of the resolution.

(Source / 31.05.2021)

500 new Zionist colonizers arrive in Palestine from over 20 countries around globe

Arrival of new Zionist colonizers to occupied Palestine

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- In what Israeli media and authorities described as a “super week”, 500 Zionist colonizers from over 20 countries arrived in occupied Palestine last week.

Colonizers from South and Central America, Europe, Scandinavian countries, the UK, the US, Australia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Ethiopia, and other countries worldwide will be settled in occupied Palestinian land instead of its native people.

Israeli organizations announced the news proudly, taking it as proof that the Zionist colonization of Palestine will continue despite the resistance attacks.

“Given the intense conflict we have witnessed here over recent weeks, it is quite remarkable to see these hundreds of Jewish immigrants coming home to Israel from all directions,” President of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) Jürgen Bühler said.

“This is truly inspiring to see these Jewish families cast their lots with Israel just days after the country was under such intense rocket barrages, and it bodes well for the future of the Jewish state,” he added.

ICEJ will additionally subsidize flights for 99 Zionist colonizers from India.

(Source / 31.05.2021)