Soldiers Isolate Deir Nitham Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers placed, Sunday, sandhills on the three entrances of Deir Nitham village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and prevented the Palestinians from entering or leaving it.

Media sources said the soldiers surrounded the village before installing the sandhills and attacked Palestinian protesters.

They added that the army first isolated the village with sandhills two days ago, before the Palestinians removed the sand barriers, and the army returned, Saturday, and placed new sandhills to isolate the village.

It is worth mentioning that the village has been subject to frequent Israeli military invasions, especially since Wednesday, leading to protests.

A few days ago, Israeli colonialist settlers attacked many Palestinian cars and residents near its main road, close to Halamish colony, which was installed on stolen Palestinian lands.

On Sunday evening, the soldiers abducted Mohammad Jamahna, from Jenin refugee camp, in the northern West Bank city of Jenin, after stopping him at the Za’tara military roadblock, south of Nablus.

In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted a young woman, identified as Shorouq Rassem Abul-Wahed, in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, for filming them when they accompanied dozens of colonialist settlers into the courtyards of the holy site.

They also issued an order barring, Mokhtar Tamimi, one of the guards of Al-Aqsa from entering the holy compound for one week.

In related news, the soldiers abducted, overnight and on Sunday at dawn, twenty-two Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including six who were taken prisoner after illegal colonialist settlers and soldiers invaded the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem.

(Source / 24.05.2021)

Israeli Colonists Injure Seven Palestinians in Wadi Qana

On Sunday, a group of Israeli colonialist settlers, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands, attacked many Palestinians in the Wadi Qana Natural Reservation area, northeast of Salfit, in central West Bank, and injured seven.

Sa’id Zeidan, the mayor of Deir Istiya town near Salfit, said the colonists came from the illegal Maale Shomron outpost, which was installed on stolen Palestinian lands.

He added that the assailants hurled stones at the Palestinians, in addition to physically assaulting them and using pepper spray.

Medical sources have confirmed that seven Palestinians were injured and received the needed treatment.

Zeidan said the colonists were accompanied by many soldiers in their invasion into the area, however, the Palestinians managed to stop them from entering their lands.

The colonists also hurled stones at the Palestinians and shattered the windshields of five Palestinian cars.

(Source / 24.05.2021)

Soldiers Injure A Palestinian Child, Abduct Father And His Son, In Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday evening, the at-Tiwana Palestinian village, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, before storming and ransacking homes and assaulting the families, wounding one child, in addition to abducting a father and his son.

Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the National Committees against the Annexation Wall and Colonies east of Yatta and Southern Hebron, said dozens of soldiers invaded the at-Tiwana village in the Masafer Yatta area, before storming and violently searching Palestinian homes.

Jabour added that the soldiers assaulted families while violently searching their homes, and injured a child, identified as Dima Mohammad Rib’ey, 5, who suffered bruises to her face, especially around the eyes.

The soldiers also abducted Fadel Ahmad Rib’ey, 55, and his son, Bilal, 33, before moving them to a base in the illegal Ma’on colony, which was built on stolen Palestinian lands in the area.

In Salfit, in the central West Bank, the soldiers installed an iron gate on the main road leading to several villages and towns, west of the city.

The gate was installed on the road that leads to Qarawat Bani Hassan, Sarta, Bidya, Masha, az-Zawiya, Rafat, and Deir Ballout.

It is worth mentioning that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and on Sunday at dawn, twenty-two Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including six who were taken prisoner after illegal colonialist settlers and soldiers invaded the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem.

In addition, a group of Israeli colonialist settlers, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands, attacked many Palestinians in the Wadi Qana Natural Reservation area, northeast of Salfit, in central West Bank, and injured seven.

(Source / 24.05.2021)

‘Israel’ to arrest 500 Paleetinians over next 48 hours to “settle accounts”

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Beginning today and over the next 48 hours, Israel has declared its intent to arrest 500 Palestinians living in the 1948-occupied Palestinian territories to “settle accounts.”

The arrest campaign entitled “Operation Law and Order” will be implemented by Israeli occupation forces against what it identified as a “bank of targets.”.

According to a statement by Palestinian youth organizers, thousands of Israeli security forces of all units and brigades, including the notorious border patrol and the reserve brigades, are being deployed to execute this violent operation against Palestinian villages and cities.

The statement reads in part: “This is a declaration of war. The Israelis will invade more than 500 homes to kidnap our children and youth. This is not a mere ‘attempt to terrorize,’ or a ‘policy of fear-mongering,’ this is an unprecedented declaration of war on Palestinian citizens of Israel, and will be implemented under a humiliating silence.Our people must take action now to resist this war, the world has got to move now. Now before the criminals invade our neighborhoods and communities.”

Thousands of Israeli forces are now carrying out violent arrests, kicking in doors, brutalizing families and arresting palestinians.

It said that this campaign is an attempt to intimidate and discipline those who participated in the Unity Uprising for justice and liberation.

Palestinians say this is the settler colonial project’s way of attempting to crush the people’s spirit, resistance and resilience.

(Source / 24.05.2021)

Dozens Israeli settlers storm Al-Aqsa Mosque under forces protection

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Dozens Israeli settlers broke into the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied Jerusalem today.

Under the occupation forces protection, dozens of Israeli settlers stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque during the morning and afternoon break-in sessions.

121 settlers and 2 intelligence personnel break into the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque during the morning break-in session and 24 during the afternoon session.

Yesterday, the occupation forces and settlers attacked the Palestinian worshipers in the courtyards of the mosque with sound grenades, rubber bullets and pepper gas and beating them.

A group of Israeli extremists had reportedly called for the storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Sunday, in an apparent renewed call for violence against Palestinians, following Israel’s deadly aggression on the Gaza Strip.

“On Sunday morning at 7:00, we will know if we have lost the war,” said Assaf Farid, spokesman for the Federation of Temple Organizations.

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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 / 24.05.2021)

‘Israel’ issued 155 administrative detention orders in May

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Israel’s military court has issued 155 administrative detention orders since the start of May, the orders came as part of a systematic arrest campaign that targeted over 2400 citizens, according to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Association.

According to a statement by the NGO, the Israeli arrest policy has been a main part of an escalation against native Palestinians throughout Palestine.

The statement added that the Israeli escalation is very dangerous, as it targets all Palestinians, who are active politically, scientifically, or socially.

The occupation state is holding nearly 500 Palestinians under administrative detention, of whom three are children and two are women.

Administrative detention is incarceration without trial or charge, alleging that a person plans to commit a future offense. It has no time limit, and the evidence on which it is based is not disclosed. the occupation state, according to B’Tselem, employs this measure extensively and routinely, and has used it to hold thousands of Palestinians for lengthy periods of time. While detention orders are formally reviewed, this is merely a semblance of judicial oversight, as detainees cannot reasonably mount a defense against undisclosed allegations. Nevertheless, courts uphold the vast majority of orders.

(Source / 24.05.2021)

Israeli forces shoot dead young man over alleged stabbing attack

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Israeli media reported on Monday that an Israeli soldier and another settler got wounded in a stabbing attack allegedly carried out by a young man near the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem.

Israeli media added that Israeli soldiers immediately shot dead the yiiung man. One of the two Israelis has been critically wounded.

(Source / 24.05.2021)

Human rights groups urge top US lawmaker to block Israel arms deal

Human rights and press freedom groups have urged US Congressman and the chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Gregory Meeks, to advance a push to block a $735m arms deal to the occupation state of ‘Israel’, after the Israeli military targeted a building housing media offices in Gaza.

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced legislation to suspend the deal earlier this week.

The bill has so far acquird 14 co-sponsors. Bernie Sanders has also introduced the resolution in the Senate.

The House measure will not advance even for a debate without the approval of Meeks.

“Freedom of the press is an essential human right. The Israeli military’s bombing of international press offices actively interfered with the ability of journalists to document the situation on the ground in Gaza, including their ability to document human rights abuses and potential war crimes,” the groups said in a joint statement on Thursday.

“Especially in light of numerous reports of social media censorship targeting Palestinians, it’s crucial that reporters in Gaza are able to do their jobs safely and without military interference.”

The rights groups included Fight for the Future, Freedom of the Press Foundation, MediaJustice, MPower Change and National Lawyers Guild.

“The US government should not be selling weapons to a government that has shown repeatedly it will use them to attack media outlets and journalists,” the groups added.

“As Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep Gregory Meeks must allow a vote on the proposal to halt the arms deal. If he fails to do so, he’s actively working against freedom of the press, democracy, and human rights around the globe.”

During the 11-day of Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip, Israel destroyed nine multi-story buildings, claiming they were being used as “military infrastructure”.

On May 15, Israeli air strikes levelled the al-Jalaa tower, an 11-storey building that housed the offices of Al Jazeera, Middle East Eye, and the Associated Press in the Gaza Strip.

The bombing of this tower drew criticism from international organisations, rights groups and several governments, including those of Israel’s allies.

On May 17, leading rights group Amnesty International condemned Israel’s continuing assault on Gaza, saying that the Israeli military has “displayed a shocking disregard for the lives of Palestinian civilians by carrying out a number of airstrikes targeting residential buildings in some cases killing entire families – including children – and causing wanton destruction to civilian property, in attacks that may amount to war crimes or crimes against humanity”.

At least 279 Palestinians were killed, including 69 children and 40 women, and 1,910 others injured in the recent Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

The United States provides $3.8bn in military aid to Israel annually.

Last week, reports emerged that Meeks would request a pause on the arms deal to allow for a congressional review.

But the following day he confirmed that he would not oppose the deal, saying that “Israel has every right to defend itself”.

(Source / 24.05.2021)

Sabri: Settlers raid Al-Aqsa to prove Israel was not defeated in Gaza

Sheikh Ekrima Sa'id Sabri, the former grand mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories on June 12, 2020 [AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images]
Sheikh Ekrima Sa’id Sabri, the former grand mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories on June 12, 2020 

Former Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine, Sheikh Ekrima Sabri, said yesterday that the Israeli occupation allowed Jewish settlers to raid Al-Aqsa Mosque in an attempt to prove Israel was not defeated in Gaza.

Speaking to the media, Sabri said: “Settlers’ raids are being carried out under heavy Israeli military and police protection.”

He stressed that these raids were permitted by the occupation authorities in order to prove they had not been defeated by the Palestinian resistance in the Gaza Strip.

Read More: Palestine will not be the same after another Aqsa Intifada

The sheikh blamed the Israeli occupation for the possible tension and escalation that may result from these raids.

“The continuous Israeli raids of Al-Aqsa Mosque reiterate that the Israeli occupation maintains plans to impose its control over this holy site,” which is the third holiest place for Muslims, Sabri said.

Read More: Four citizens were killed in an Israeli raid on Nuseirat camp

(Source / 24.05.2021)

Two prisoners from Jenin enter their 13th year in Israeli jails

Days of Palestine – Jenin – Today, Monday, two prisoners from the village of Arana, east of the Jenin governorate, entered their thirteenth consecutive year in the Israeli occupation prisons.

The director of the Palestinian Prisoner Club in Jenin, Montaser Sammour, stated that the two captives, Muhammad Rajih Fahd al-Khalidi, and Muhammad Aref Rashid Odeh from Arana have entered their thirteenth year in captivity, and they are both sentenced to life imprisonment.

Read More: Three Palestinian prisoners enter their 19th year in Israel prisons

He pointed out that the prisoner Odeh had died two months ago, and the Israeli occupation deprived his family of his farewell.

(Source / 24.05.2021)