Israeli Colonists Burn Palestinian Lands, Attack Homes, Cars, South Of Nablus

Israeli colonialist settlers burnt, on Sunday at night, large areas of Palestinian agricultural lands, in addition to attacking many homes and cars, in Jaloud village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Israeli soldiers also invaded the village and injured several Palestinians.

Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the Israeli assailants came from the illegal Ahiya colonialist outpost, which was installed on stolen Palestinian lands.

Daghlas added that the colonists torched large areas of Palestinian farmlands in the eastern area of the village before the locals and firefighters rushed to extinguish the fire.

Furthermore, the colonists attacked at least fifteen Palestinian homes, only 200 meters from their illegal outpost, in addition to causing damage to four cars.

Following the assaults, Israeli soldiers invaded the village and fired many gas bombs, concussion grenades, and rubber-coated steel bullets at the Palestinians.

Medical sources have confirmed that many Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, and a few others sustained cuts and bruises.

The soldiers also invaded and ransacked many homes, and occupied their rooftops to use them as firing posts and monitoring towers, in addition to attempting to abduct a child.

Daghlas warned of the seriously escalating violations by the illegal colonists targeting the Palestinians, their homes, and lands, not only in Nablus but also across the occupied West Bank, especially in Jerusalem.

(Source / 03.05.2021)

Soldiers Shoot Five Palestinians In Beita, Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers injured, on Sunday evening, five young Palestinian men, and caused many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, after several army jeeps invaded Beita village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

Local sources said the soldiers invaded the village after installing roadblocks around it, leading to protests.

Medical sources said the soldiers moderately injured one Palestinian with a live round in the abdomen, causing a moderate injury, in addition to shooting three others with live rounds in their legs, and one in his wrist.

The soldiers also fired a barrage of gas bombs and concussion grenades at the Palestinians, causing many injuries.

During the invasion, the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes and shops, before confiscating surveillance recordings and equipment.

In related news, Israeli colonialist settlers burnt, on Sunday at night, large areas of Palestinian agricultural lands, in addition to attacking many homes and cars, in Jaloud village, south Nablus, before the soldiers invaded the village and injured several Palestinians.

(Source / 03.05.2021)

Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishing Boats In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Monday morning, several Palestinian fishing boats with live fire and water cannons, near the shore of Gaza city, in the besieged coastal region.

Media sources said the boats were less than three nautical miles from the shore in the Sudaniyya Sea area, northwest of Gaza city.

They added that the navy fired many live rounds, in addition to using the water cannons, causing serious damage to at least one boat, in addition to forcing the fishermen back to the shore without being able to fish to provide for their families.

The navy ships also chased a few fishing boats while trying to force the fishermen to leave.

The 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 / 03.05.2021)

Soldiers Abduct Eleven Palestinians In Nablus

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, eleven Palestinians in the northern West Bank governorate of Nablus, and sealed many roads in addition to closing military roadblocks around the city.

Media sources in Nablus said the soldiers abducted a young man, identified as Malek Jamil Sharqawi, 25, after stopping him at a military roadblock near Deir Sharaf village, west of Nablus.

They added that the abducted Palestinian is from the Askar al-Jadeed refugee camp, in Nablus.

In addition, dozens of soldiers invaded Jaloud village, south of Nablus, before storming and ransacking homes, and abducted ten Palestinians, identified as Nassim Farah Abad, Samir Sami Abad, Mohammad Sami Abad, Mohammad Kamal Abad, Rakan Shaher Fheidat, Mahmoud Shaher Fheidat, Ibrahim Shaher Fheidat, Mohammad Ahmad Mteir, Walid Abdul-Karim Hamoud, and Yousef Najeh Hamoud.

Furthermore, the soldiers intensified their measures on the Za’tara military roadblock, south of Nablus, and searched dozens of cars, causing an extended traffic jam, before forcing the Palestinians away.

On Sunday evening, the soldiers also closed all military roadblocks, and all roads leading to Nablus, before blocking all Palestinian traffic for several hours, following a drive-by shooting in which three Israeli colonialist settlers were injured.

In addition, Israeli colonialist settlers invaded the southern area of Qusra village, south of Nablus, and attacked many homes before the locals intercepted them and forced them away.

Israeli soldiers then invaded the village and fired many rounds of live ammunition, gas bombs, and concussion grenades at the Palestinians.

Also on Sunday evening, the soldiers injured five young Palestinian men and caused many to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation, after several army jeeps invaded Beita village, south of Nablus.

In Tulkarem, in northern West Bank, the soldiers fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at Palestinian workers near the illegal Annexation Wall in Far’un village, south of the city, causing fires in farmlands.

In related news, the soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, eight Palestinians from Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Hebron, in the occupied West Bank, after the army invaded many Palestinian communities, and searched homes.

On Sunday night, Israeli colonialist settlers burnt large areas of Palestinian agricultural lands, in addition to attacking many homes and cars, in Jaloud village, south of Nablus. Israeli soldiers also invaded the village and injured several Palestinians.

(Source / 03.05.2021)

Israeli Colonists Injure A Palestinian Shepherd Near Qalqilia

A Palestinian shepherd was injured, Monday, after illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked him in Far’ata village, east of Qalqilia, in northern West Bank.

Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the colonists attacked Mohammad Mahmoud Salman, causing various cuts and bruises, especially to the head.

Daghlas added that the shepherd was herding his sheep on his land, in Far’ata, when the colonists assaulted him.

Palestinian medics were called to the scene and rushed the man to a hospital for treatment.

(Source / 03.05.2021)

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 19 Palestinians In West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Monday, nineteen Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank, including ten in Nablus.

The PPS office in Nablus, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers abducted Malek Jamil Sharqawi, 25, from Askar al-Jadeed refugee camp, after stopping him at a military roadblock, west of Nablus.

It added that the soldiers also conducted violent searches of homes in Jaloud village, south of Nablus, and abducted ten Palestinians, identified as Nassim Farah Abad, Samir Sami Abad, Mohammad Sami Abad, Mohammad Kamal Abad, Rakan Shaher Fheidat, Mahmoud Shaher Fheidat, Ibrahim Shaher Fheidat, Mohammad Ahmad Mteir, Walid Abdul-Karim Hamoud, and Yousef Najeh Hamoud.

In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted Abdullah Hussein Khatib, Mohammad Hamza Mubarak, Ayman Khader Aqab, and Nadim Abdul-Hamid Khatib, from their homes in Hizma town, in addition to Majdi Khaled al-Hadra, from his home in the at-Tour town.

In Bethlehem, south of Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted Mohannad Jamal Nawawra, 25, and Ibrahim Nasser al-Wardian, 22.

In Hebron, in southern West Bank, the soldiers abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Mohammad Rifat Sleibi, 18, from Beit Ummar town, north of the city.

On Sunday evening, the soldiers also closed all military roadblocks, and all roads leading to Nablus, before blocking all Palestinian traffic for several hours, following a drive-by shooting in which three Israeli colonialist settlers were injured.

Also on Sunday evening, the soldiers injured five young Palestinian men and caused many to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation, after several army jeeps invaded Beita village, south of Nablus.

In Tulkarem, in northern West Bank, the soldiers fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at Palestinian workers near the illegal Annexation Wall in Far’un village, south of the city, causing fires in farmlands.

(Source / 03.05.2021)

Israeli forces shot dead 60-year-old Palestinian woman near Bethlehem

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

The 60-year-old Rihab al-Horoub, who was shot and seriously injured by the Israeli forces yesterday after they reportedly opened fire at her, was announced dead today.

Al-Hroub was taken to Shaare Zedek Hospital in occupied Jerusalem, where she died from her wounds.

The Times of Israel on Monday claimed that she suffered from prior mental illness and had recently attempted suicide.

“She began to feel that everything was going wrong, and suddenly, over the last three months, her mental state deteriorated. We were shocked,” Fahima al-Hroub’s brother Ibrahim said in a phone call, as the newspaper claimed.

(Source / 03.05.2021)

Death to the Arabs’: Racialised violence has always defined Israel

During the racist anti-Palestinian riots that ensued in Jerusalem last week, a protester was interviewed by a journalist concerning the approach, specifically, the language used by the enraged crowds.

The journalist asked the young protester if the phrases employed by the demonstrators, phrases like “Burn the Arab villages” and “Death to Arabs” represented them and their presence at the protest.

She responded: “I say it in a mannered and proper way. I don’t say ‘let’s burn their villages,’ I say that ‘they should get out and we take over their lands,’” she smirks, “exactly what we do in the Old City.”

There is a great deal to unpack in this telling response – primarily, the colonial attitudes that exist within all sects of Israeli society, not simply the government or military. But also, the ways in which settler communities have normalised racial violence and the perpetual ethnic cleansing – what some call the ongoing Nakba – that their ever-growing settlements have required.

Settler violence is just as old as Israel and acts as an imminent threat to Palestinians on a daily basis, rooted in European settler entitlement to Palestinian land. In fact, during the Nakba, the original mass expulsion of 750,000 Palestinians to create room for the Jewish state was materialised not only by the Zionist forces, but by settlers who promptly replaced the native population. Homes were built on the ruins of the exiled, protected by the developing Zionist regime and the British government before them.

Currently, there are at least 600,000 Israeli settlers living in illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian West Bank, as well as in East Jerusalem, in direct contravention with international law.

Regardless of their unlawful presence in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, the rogue and extremist violence that many of these settlers produce is not only heavily protected by the state and Israeli security forces, but the state relies on the presence of these settlers to indirectly consume more land in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem without consequence.

Many reports have documented that army or police personnel protect and assist settlers in their attacks against Palestinians. Many Palestinians, including children at play, have been arrested and imprisoned by Israeli forces in order to meet the needs of those residing in these illegal outposts.

The Israeli human rights organisation, Yish Den, recorded 1,293 cases of settler violence between 2005 and 2019. Of these incidents, a mere 8 per cent of investigations resulted in criminal charges against the offending settler.

Just days after extremist mobs rioted in Jerusalem, a group of three extremist Jewish settlers attacked and hospitalised 66-year-old shepherd Ibrahim Hamdoun while he grazed his stock on his land in Jenin, West Bank.

If this should teach us anything, it is that colonial settler violence, and that of the state, is part and parcel of the collective Israeli society. These connections between all sects of Zionist violence are verified in a 2019 public opinion poll conducted by the Institute for National Security Studies concluding that 70 per cent of Israelis surveyed believe that the values of the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) do indeed align with the values of Israeli society as a whole.

Even if Israelis choose to sugar-coat their approach to settlement expansion and annexation, they will continue partaking in and benefiting from the ethnic cleansing of Jerusalem, and the rest of historical Palestine, through evictions, home demolitions, the racist denial of building permits, and as we have witnessed in the last week, physical violence and intimidation.

(Source / 03.05.2021)

IC must intervene to stop Israel’s expulsion of Palestinians in Shakih Jarrah

Days of Palestine – Jerusalem – PA’s Jerusalem Affairs Minister Fadi al-Hadami called on the international community (IC) to promptly intervene and take immediate actions to stop Israel’s expulsion of Palestinians from their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem.

He slammed what is happening in Sheikh Jarrah as a crime that violates all international laws and which requires urgent intervention by the international community, stressing that Palestinian residents of Shaikh Jarrah are facing an ethnic cleansing campaign carried out by the Israeli government in favor of Israeli settlers.

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He said that the Israeli government disregards international law and insists on facilitating settlement schemes that aim at the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians to replace them with settlers.

(Source / 03.05.2021)

Hamas slams PA’s attack on Palestinian parliamentary candidate in Hebron

Nizar Banat, the candidate for the Palestinian parliament
Nizar Banat, the candidate for the Palestinian parliament

Days of Palestine – Gaza -Hamas Movement Sunday released a statement on the attack on the Palestinian political activist and candidate for the parliament Nizar Banat’s home in Hebron.

Musa Dodeen, Member of Hamas Political Bureau, said that his movement denounced the heinous attack on the house of Nizar Banat, the candidate for the Palestinian parliament, in the West Bank town of Dura in Hebron.

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“As we deplore the idea that Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces were accompanying the gunmen who opened fire at Banat’s home, the officially state-sponsored attacks on Palestinian citizens for expressing their opinions is a serious development that paves the way for a stage of chaos that should be avoided,” Dodeen added.

He stated that expressing opinions against the PA leadership’s decision to postpone the Palestinian elections should remain guaranteed.

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He stressed that postponing the Palestinian votes and its repercussions on the Palestinian cause and interests should be discussed by the political elites and electoral lists formed in the run-up to the elections.

Dodeen confirmed that his movement believes that suppressing and intimidating political activists will worsen the situation of freedoms in Palestine.

“We affirm that taking a unilateral decision to postpone the elections without consulting all Palestinian parties, not seeking solutions for the challenges facing the Palestinian vote, and not coming up with a national strategy will keep the state of uncertainty witnessed by the Palestinian politics; this requires a comprehensive national dialogue away from monopoly,” Dodeen added.

(Source / 03.05.2021)