Israeli Soldiers Shoot a Palestinian Teen Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers shot, on Friday evening, a Palestinian teenage boy, and caused many residents to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation during protests that took place near Jenin, in northern West Bank.

Media sources said the soldiers attacked dozens of Palestinian protesters, who marched near the al-Jalama Israeli military roadblock, northeast of Jenin.

They added that the soldiers shot a teen, 17 years of age, with a live round in the thigh, and caused many Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

The teen suffered moderate but stable wounds before the medics rushed him to a hospital in Jenin.

In related news, the soldiers attacked Palestinian protesters near Bilal Bin Rabah mosque, at the northern entrance of Bethlehem city, south of occupied Jerusalem, and fired gas bombs in addition to concussion grenades at them.

(Source / 02.05.2021)

Army Attacks Nonviolent Protesters Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, dozens of nonviolent Palestinian protesters, including elders, in the Ein al-Baida area, where the army is trying to illegally annex Palestinian lands, southeast of Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

Fuad al-‘Amour, the coordinator of the Protection and Steadfastness Committees in southern Hebron, said dozens of Palestinians performed noon prayers on their threatened lands, where the illegal Israel colonialist settlers are planning to build barns and farms for their livestock, near Ma’on and Karmiel colonies, built on stolen Palestinian lands.

Al-‘Amour added that the protesters carried Palestinian flags and chanted for ending the illegal Israeli occupations, its colonies, and escalating violations.

The Palestinians also planted olive saplings on their lands before the soldiers assaulted them, in addition to harassing them and hurling insults at them.

It is worth mentioning that the procession was attended by many international peace activists.

(Source / 02.05.2021)

PA Foreign Ministry Denounces Israeli Assault On Christians On Holy Saturday

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry issued a statement denouncing the Israeli police attack on dozens of Palestinian Christians celebrating Holy Saturday, on Saturday evening, in the occupied capital, Jerusalem.

In its statement, the ministry described the attack as a flagrant violation of religious freedoms and the freedom to access all holy sites.

It added that such an attack reflects the prevalence of hatred, extremism, and racism in the institutions, including the police, of the occupying power [Israel].

The Ministry also called on the International Community to provide the needed protection to Islamic and holy sites in Palestine, and the Palestinian people living under Israeli occupation and subject to various forms of violations, assaults, and crimes.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers also assaulted two young Palestinian men, celebrating Holy Saturday with their families, near the Chruch and abducted them.

On its part, the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates also denounced the attack and the harassment targeting Palestinian Christians near the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem and demanded Israel to respect religious freedoms, and to stop its violations, against the Palestinian Muslims and Christians in the occupied holy city.

It is worth mentioning that Sunday marks easter for Orthodox Christians.

(Source / 02.05.2021)

Soldiers Shoot Two Palestinians in Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers shot, Saturday, two young men and caused many Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation, in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia.

The Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum said the soldiers invaded the town, and attacked the protesters, in addition to chasing many others in an attempt to abduct them.

It added that the soldiers fired many sponge-tipped bullets, wounding two young men, in addition to firing dozens of gas bombs and concussion grenades, causing many Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

The soldiers also fired many gas bombs at several Palestinian homes, causing injuries, especially among the children.

The Palestinians in Kufur Qaddoum hold weekly processions against the closure of the village’s main road, which was blockaded by the army 18 years ago to enable easy access to the illegal colonialist settlers while driving to and from Kidumim colony, which was installed on stolen Palestinian lands.

(Source / 02.05.2021)

Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian Woman Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers shot, on Sunday morning, a Palestinian woman at the Etzion junction, south of Bethlehem, south of the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

Media sources said the soldiers shot Rihab Mohammad Khalaf al-Hroub, 60, from Wadi Fukin village, southwest of Bethlehem, while walking near the military roadblock.

Israeli sources said the woman was moved to Shaare Zedek hospital, in Jerusalem.

Israeli Ynet News claimed the woman was shot in her leg when the soldiers noticed “she carried a knife.”

It added that the incident did not lead to any injuries among the soldiers.

Following the incident, the soldiers closed the junction to all Palestinian traffic.

(Source / 02.05.2021)

Palestinian Loses Consciousness After Israeli Soldiers Assaulted Him In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers injured, on Sunday night after midnight, a Palestinian man after constantly assaulting him in Bab al-‘Amoud area, in occupied Jerusalem, and attacked medics who tried to help him.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers assaulted the young man, by repeatedly striking him on several parts of his body, including his head, while trying to abduct him.

They added that the man fainted and fell onto the ground before the soldiers assaulted several Palestinian medics who tried to provide him with the needed first aid.

The Palestinian medics were eventually able to reach the injured young man and provided him with the needed medical attention before the soldiers abducted him.

Furthermore, Israeli soldiers and mounted police officers chased dozens of young Palestinian men in Bab al-‘Amoud and al-Misrara, in Jerusalem.

Also in Jerusalem, the soldiers and police officers attacked dozens of Palestinians, who were protesting an Israeli ruling forcibly removing Palestinians from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah.

On Saturday afternoon, Israeli soldiers and police officers assaulted many Palestinian Christians celebrating Holy Saturday, abducted two of them, and installed roadblocks preventing many from reaching the church of the Holy Sepulcher.

It is worth mentioning that the Israeli escalation started on the first day of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, especially in the courtyard of Al-Aqsa Mosque, Bab al-‘Amoud, and several neighborhoods in the Old City, before the army was forced to remove its barriers in areas leading to Al-Aqsa, a week ago.

However, even after the removal of the barricades, the soldiers continued to attack the Palestinians to prevent them from gathering and suiting in Bab al-‘Amoud, in addition to other nearby areas.

The Israeli violations led to dozens of injuries, including those who were assaulted by illegal colonialist settlers, in addition to the abduction and detention of scores of Palestinians.

(Source / 02.05.2021)

WAFA: Occupation forces assault protesters demonstrating against imminent evictions in Sheikh Jarrah”

The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA): Israeli occupation forces last night assaulted and dispersed dozens of Palestinian nonviolent protesters while holding a sit-in in the neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah, in occupied Jerusalem, against an imminent threat of eviction from their homes by the occupation authorities, said witnesses.

Police officers reportedly assaulted the protesters and beat up some of them, and also asked those protesting inside the homes slated for evacuation to leave them.

Currently, at least six out of 28 Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah are under the imminent threat of eviction from their homes to make way for a new Israeli settlement known as Shimon HaTsadiq. A plan for the settlement, consisting of 200 housing units on 18 dunums, has already been submitted to the Israeli municipality in Jerusalem.

The Jerusalem District Court has ruled at least six families must vacate their homes in Sheikh Jarrah as of today, despite living there for generations.

The same court ruled seven other families should leave their homes by August 1. In total, 58 people, including 17 children, are set to be forcibly displaced to make way for Israeli settlers.

The court rulings are a culmination of a decades-long struggle for these Palestinians to stay in their homes. In 1972, several Jewish settler organizations filed a lawsuit against the Palestinian families living in Sheikh Jarrah, alleging the land originally belonged to Jews.

These groups, mostly funded by donors from the United States, have waged a relentless battle that resulted in the displacement of 43 Palestinians in 2002, as well as the Hanoun and Ghawi families in 2008 and the Shamasneh family in 2017.

(Source / 02.05.2021)

Updated: Israeli High Court Postpones Looking Into Appeals Filed By Sheikh Jarrah Families

Updated: The Israeli High Court has postponed looking into appeals filed by four Palestinian families against rulings evicting them from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, in occupied Jerusalem, for the benefit of colonialist settlers.

The Court was scheduled to hold a hearing today, Sunday, but decided to delay the deliberations until this coming Thursday.

The appeals were filed by attorneys representing the indigenous Palestinian families of Eskafi, al-Kurd, al-Ja’ouni, and al-Qassem; the court is set to look into the appeals, Sunday.

The families filed all needed documents and deeds proving ownership of their lands and homes.

It is worth mentioning that the appeals were filed after an Israeli court ordered the eviction of the Palestinian families after Israeli colonialist settlers claimed ownership.

The initial Israeli court ruling, ordering the four Palestinian families out of their homes, was issued in September of the year 2020, and was followed by another ruling also evicting the families of Hammad, Dajani, and Daoudi from their homes in the same neighborhood.

The four families filed an appeal, which was denied in February of the year 2021, and were ordered to leave their homes by May 2nd, 2021, while the three other families were ordered to leave their homes by August 1st, 2021.

The families are determined to continue to file appeals and defend their homes.

Late on Saturday at night, Israeli soldiers assaulted dozens of Palestinians, nonviolently protesting the eviction and displacement orders in Sheikh Jarrah, and forced them away.

Saleh Diab, a Palestinian nonviolent activist from Sheikh Jarrah, said the families, threatened with eviction today, May 2nd, consist of at least 50 members, including children and elders.

He added that the three families, threatened with eviction on August 1st are nearly 70 members, including children and elders.

At least 28 families, (about 550 indigenous Palestinians) live in Sheikh Jarrah and are facing eviction and displacement from their homes they inhabited more than 48 years ago.

Despite allegations by the illegal Israeli colonialist settlers of ownership of the Palestinian homes, the government of Jordan provided Israel with official deeds proving their ownership of the properties.

However, Israel’s government and colonialist groups, are ongoing with their attempts to control more Palestinian lands, for the benefit of its illegal colonialist activities, especially to link the neighborhood with other nearby colonies.

Israel is planning to build and establish more than 540 colonialist units in the area, and is currently building 54 units, in addition to the ongoing efforts to link them with the Police Command in Sheikh Jarrah and the French Hill settlement in addition to the Hebrew University, as part of the so-called “Jerusalem Belt” colonialist plan linking the colonies with different Palestinian areas in al-‘Isawiya, Rad al-‘Amoud, Wadi ar-Rababa and many other areas, and aim at connecting East Jerusalem with West Jerusalem with this belt of illegal colonies after displacing the indigenous Palestinians.

The Israeli colonialist plan, which is intended to be implemented in phases through many years, was put forth by the government, the Jerusalem City council, the Israel Antiquities Authority and various colonialist organizations in Israel and other counties, and has a budget of 537 Billion Israeli Shekels.

It is worth mentioning that Ireland called on Israel to abide by its international and legal obligations, and to respect all related agreements on the protection of Palestinian civilians, especially according to the Fourth Geneva Convention.

It called for ending the violations against the Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem, especially in Sheikh Jarrah, al-Bustan, and Batn al-Hawa, in addition to the violations against the worshipers in and around the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Ireland said its position regarding Jerusalem is based on International Law, and added that Israel’s colonies violate this law, in addition to various United Nations and Security Council resolutions, and the Fourth Geneva Convention.

It added that colonies are an obstacle to the efforts to achieve a comprehensive peace in the region, and called on Israel to stop its colonialist activities and violations.

(Source / 02.05.2021)

60-year-old Palestinian woman injured after being shot by Israeli forces near Bethlehem

Bethlehem (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces shot an old Palestinian woman today, injuring her, at a junction outside the illegal settlement bloc of Gush Etzion, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank.

The forces reportedly opened fire at the 60-year-old Palestinian woman, who is not yet identified yet, at point blank range, and critically injured her.

No further details were reported. However, it is believed the woman has been arrested by the forces following the incident.

(Source / 02.05.2021)

Palestine advocates call on to save families of Sheikh Jarrah from eviction

Jerusalem (QNN)- Several Palestinian and pro-Palestine advocates are calling on to save families of Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, as they’re facing forced eviction from their homes by Israeli settlers.

In solidarity with the families of Sheikh Jarrah, the activists have launched an online campaign, calling on the international community to intervene and save the families from the eviction, by tweeting on the hashtag #SaveSheikhJarrah, today at 3pm, Jerusalem time.

Dozens of Palestinians are facing imminent eviction from their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in the occupied Jerusalem, in a move to force them out and replace it entirely with an Israeli settlement.

The Jerusalem District Court ruled at least six families must vacate their homes in Sheikh Jarrah on Sunday, despite living there for generations, to make way for a new Israeli settlement known as Shimon HaTsadiq.

In February, the Israeli District Court in Jerusalem rejected an appeal by four Palestinian families living in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood against their eviction from their homes. The court upheld the eviction order, and it gave the four families until May 2 to implement the eviction decision.

The same court ruled seven other families should leave their homes by August 1.

A plan for the settlement, consisting of 200 housing units on 18 dunums, has already been submitted to the Israeli municipality in Jerusalem.

In total, 58 people, including 17 children, are set to be forcibly displaced to make way for Israeli settlers.

In 1972, several Israeli settler organisations filed a lawsuit against the Palestinian families living in Sheikh Jarrah, alleging the land originally belonged to Jews.

These groups, mostly funded by donors from the United States, have waged a relentless battle that resulted in the displacement of 43 Palestinians in 2002, as well as the Hanoun and Ghawi families in 2008 and the Shamasneh family in 2017.

(Source / 02.05.2021)