Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Siblings From Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, Tuesday, two Palestinian siblings from Jenin, in northern West Bank.

Media sources said the soldiers invaded Jaba’ town, south of Jenin, searched homes, and abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Ammar Ibrahim Hammour.

They added that the soldiers also abducted Ammar’s brother, Morad, after stopping him at Za’tara military roadblock, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, while he was returning home from work in Ramallah.

In related news, the soldiers abducted a Palestinian National Security officer from his home in Jericho city, in northeastern West Bank.

In addition, the soldiers abducted eight Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem.

(Source / 25.05.2021)

Army To Demolish Three Industrial Structures Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, Deir Sharaf village, west of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and handed demolition orders targeting three commercial structures.

Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the three structures are near the main Nablus-Tulkarem.

He added that the army informed the Palestinians that the structures will be demolished within 96 hours, an issue that does not give them time to file appeals.

The structures are owned by Yacoub Antari, Walid Antari, and Rami Tabari.

The army claimed the structures were not granted a permit from the “Civil Administration Office,” the administrative branch of Israel’s illegal occupation in the West Bank.

(Source / 25.05.2021)

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 22 Palestinians In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, twenty-two Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank, including nine in occupied Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported.

The soldiers invaded many cities, villages, refugee camps, and towns in various governorates across the West Bank, searched and ransacked dozens of homes, before abducting the twenty-two Palestinians.

The army also interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards, in addition to installing roadblocks before stopping and searching dozens of cars.

The abducted Palestinians have been identified as:

  1. Hani Emad Dweiyat – Jerusalem.
  2. Issa Abu Ta’a – Jerusalem.
  3. Khaled Abu Mayyala – Jerusalem.
  4. Mahdi Abu Assab – Jerusalem.
  5. Mohammad Abu al-Hawa – Jerusalem.
  6. Yazan Issa Mansour – Jerusalem.
  7. Mohammad Mustafa Daoud – Jerusalem.
  8. Mohammad Jaradat – Jerusalem.
  9. Ezzeddin Qabaja – Jerusalem.
  10. Yasser al-Badrasawi – Nablus.
  11. Aseed Zoheir Skafi – Hebron.
  12. Osama Fadel Rib’ey – Hebron.
  13. Islam Essam Abu al-Haija – Jenin.
  14. Ahed Fuad Kamanji – Jenin.
  15. Morad Ibrahim Hammour – Jenin.
  16. Ammar Ibrahim Hammour – Jenin.
  17. Khaled Sa’adi – Jenin.
  18. Nimir Khaled Sa’adi – Jenin.
  19. Husam Ismael Abu Dahouk – Jericho.
  20. Saifuddin Badwan – Qalqilia.
  21. Sabah Hussein Rommana – Ramallah.
  22. Israa’ Hussein Rommana – Ramallah.

(Source / 25.05.2021)

Israeli undercover force executes young man in Bireh

Bireh (QNN)- Israeli undercover members on Tuesday executed a young man in Um Al Sharayet in occupied Bireh.

Medical sources said the victim is Ahmad Jamil Fahed from the Am’ari refugee camp. He was taken to Palestine Medical complex after being shot by an Israeli undercover force.

Local and media sources said a special force shot Ahmad and left him bleeding in the street until he died.

(Source / 25.05.2021)

Gaza power company says ‘Israel’ hampers maintenance work, bans fuel entry

Gaza (QNN)- Gaza’s power company said that the occupation state is happening maintenance work and banning entry of fuel into the besieged strip.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the company said that it deems the Israeli measures blatant and deliberate violations against human rights and international law, as they put the lives of thousands of civilians, especially children, women, and elderly people, under risk while signs of a humanitarian disaster are surfacing.

“The severe shortage of power is connected to the occupation’s inhumane measures, as well as, the increasing demand on power by all vital sectors and citizens”, the company said. “The company’s inability to provide the strip’s needs warn of an unprecedented collapse of the health system in Gaza”.

It also stressed that it suffers from a severe shortage of maintenance equipment, which would prevent it from continuing to fix thousands of problems caused by the recent Israeli aggression on the besieged overcrowded Gaza strip.

The company held the Israeli government responsible for the lives of thousands of civilians, which face the threat of death due to the collapse of the health system and sanitation sector.

(Source / 25.05.2021)

Australian academics call to suspend defence cooperation with ‘Israel’

More than 400 Australian scholars, academics and students have expressed their solidarity with the Palestinian people in their struggle for liberation and against Israeli settler colonialism, calling the Australian government to condemn ‘Israel’ and its actions.

In an open letter they issued, the academics say, “In the past month, Palestinians have faced brutal Israeli settler colonial violence in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of East Jerusalem and al-Aqsa mosque, the West Bank, Gaza, and in Palestinian cities and towns in Israel.”

The letter also read, “This violence is rooted in a century of colonisation and Palestinian dispossession.”

The academics also refers to the Israeli violence against Palestinian worshipers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem and Israel’s aggression on the Gaza Strip, saying ‘Israel’ has declared a “war on Palestinians.”

“We have seen worshipers attacked in al-Aqsa mosque during the holy month of Ramadan, families facing the threat of forced removal from their homes, protestors shot and tear gassed, Israeli security forces and Israeli-Jewish mobs attacking Palestinians in Lydda, Jaffa and Haifa. We have witnessed massacres in Gaza, with entire families obliterated,” the academics say in the letter.

The academics state that Israel’s actions are in violation of international law.

“East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza are considered occupied under international law and Israel is responsible to guarantee Palestinian residents of these territories special protection,” they state.

“Instead, Israel is confiscating Palestinian land and homes, committing ethnic cleansing, and engaging in war crimes and grave breaches of the Geneva Convention.”

“The recent report of Human Rights Watch has concluded that Israeli actions towards Palestinians in territories it controls, from both sides of the Green Line, amount “to the crimes against humanity of apartheid and persecution.””

The academics also point out that what is happening in the occupied Palestinian territores by Israel “should not go unanswered by the international community.”

They continued, “While ceasefire with Hamas in Gaza has been declared, we remind the world that Palestinians across all historic Palestine continue to be subject to Israeli colonisation, apartheid and occupation.”

The scholars assert that “silence is not an option,” and call on the Australian government to condemn ‘Israel’ and its actions and re-evaluate its current and proposed trade agreements.

“We also call on the Australian government to suspend its defence cooperation with Israel and halt acquisitions of Israeli military equipment.”

The academics say that it is their responsibility “to speak up and stand with Palestinians against the forces of colonialism, injustice and inequality and for an immediate cessation of Israeli violence in all its forms.”

(Source / 25.05.2021)

Gaza demands UNRWA Director to apologize following offensive remarks

Gaza (QNN)- Several national factions and institutions condemned remarks by Matthias Schmale, UNRWA’s Director of Operations in Gaza, claiming that the Israeli strikes on Gaza, which killed over 200 civilians, were “precise”.

During an interview on the Israeli 12 channel, Schmale claimed that despite the hundreds of civilian victims, he has an impression that the airstrikes of the Israeli army were “precise”.

He also claimed that the overcrowded enclave, which has been besieged for 15 years so far by the ‘Israel’, does not suffer from any shortage of medical equipment or food and water.

In the same vein, Hamas movement rejected Schmale’s remarks, while “he was talking like a spokesperson for the Israeli army”, according to a statement by the resistance movement.

Hamas added that Schmale was justifying slaughtering civilians and bombing their houses and praised the Israeli army.

“We remind Mr. Schmale, UNRWA’s Director of Operations, that his main role is to protect and relieve refugees, not to justify attacking them, murdering their children, and bombing their houses”, the statement said.

“We also remind him that during this war only, we lost over 250 martyrs, including 66 children and 39 women, not mentioning nearly 2000 injuries most of them are children and women. Thousands of houses were bombed on the heads of their owners, while hundreds of medical, educational, and social institutions were targeted”, it added.

Hamas demanded an official apology to “our people and all victims of the aggression over this direct incitement against them, their houses, and properties”.

Meanwhile, a joint statement by local organizations and the Council of Palestinian Human Rights organizations, rejected Schmale’s remarks, stressing that he neglected the Israeli crimes against Palestinian civilians during the latest aggression on Gaza, including refugees, who make nearly 70% of Gaza’s population.

The statement added that in the Shate’ refugee camp, Israeli jets killed nine refugees, including 7 children and two women. Israeli jets threw six bombs without warning civilians, bombing a 3-story building owned by the Abu Hatab family. Only a father and his 5-month old baby survived the Israeli strike.

“According to our observations, which are consistent with observations made by other Palestinian, Israeli, and international human rights organizations, Israeli forces have systematically targeted civilians and civilian areas as well as buildings and infrastructure, ignoring the basic rules of the humanitarian and international law”, the statement said.

“The goal of the strikes was not to achieve any military gains or defeat the factions of the Palestinian resistance, rather [Israel] only aimed at punishing and terrifying civilians in Gaza, just like it has been doing for 14 years of illegal and inhumane siege, through which they carried out three bloody and destructive wars”.

(Source / 25.05.2021)

Israeli undercover forces murder Palestinian youth in West Bank

The killing of Fahd came several hours following the killing of a 17-year-old teen by Israeli police near the French Hill colonial settlement in the occupied city of Jerusalem

Israeli undercover forces murdered on Tuesday at dawn Palestinian youth in the occupied West Bank city of al-Bireh, according to medical sources.

Undercover Israeli forces sneaked their way into Umm Al Sharayet neighbourhood, where they shot and killed a young man identified as Ahmad Jamil Fahd, and left him to bleed to death.

Speaking in an interview with Voice of Palestine radio, Director of the Palestine Medical Complex, Ahmad al-Bitawi, confirmed that that body of Fahd, a resident of Am’ari refugee camp, east of Ramallah city, was rushed to the medical facility, where medics announced him dead.

The killing of Fahd came several hours following the killing of a 17-year-old teen by Israeli police near the French Hill colonial settlement in the occupied city of Jerusalem.

Israeli police fired multiple gunshots towards Zuhdi al-Tawil several times near the tram stop after he purportedly carried out a stabbing attack, killing him.

This came just few days after the end of 11-day Israeli onslaught on Gaza, which killed some 283 Palestinians, including 70 children and 40 women, and wounded over 1,950 others and brought widespread devastation to the already impoverished coastal enclave.

(Source / 25.05.2021)

Hamas condemns UNRWA director’s defending Israeli aggression on Gaza

Days of Palestine – Gaza – Hamas Movement expressed its shock at the statements of Matthias Shamali, Director of UNRWA Operations in the Gaza Strip, to the 12th Israeli Channel on the recent Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip, where he installed himself as a military analyst or spokesman for the occupation army.

The movement said, in a statement on Tuesday: “Mr. Shamali justified targeting civilians and their homes, reduced the size of the losses, and praised the ability of the occupation army and its accuracy in hitting its targets.”

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Hamas added that we remind Mr. Shamali that he is the director of operations of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees and his primary job is to protect, employ and relieve refugees, and not justify aggression against them by killing their children and demolishing their homes. 

“We also remind him that in this round only of aggression on our people we lost more than 250 martyrs, Among them were 66 children and 39 women, in addition to about 2,000 wounded, most of them children and women. Israel also bombed thousands of homes on the heads of its inhabitants and targeted hundreds of health, educational and social institutions,” Hamas stated.

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Hamas demanded the UNRWA Relief and Works Agency to officially apologize to the Palestinian people and all victims of the aggression for this direct incitement against them, their homes, and their properties.

It stressed the need for all UNRWA officials to abide by the mandate granted to them by the United Nations to perform their duty in the protection, relief, and employment of refugees, and to take all necessary to prevent this from happening again.

Hamas also called for taking all necessary legal and administrative measures against those who committed this grave mistake, stressing at the same time its pride in the historic role of UNRWA in serving our Palestinian people, and we are keen on continuing good relations with the institution in the service of our people and consolidating their historical rights.

(Source / 25.05.2021)

Israeli campaign of arrests continues inside occupied Palestinian territory

Days of Palestine – Ramallah – Israeli occupation Police and the General Security Agency (Shin Bet) arrested 165 young men and women within two days for their participation in the protests against the aggression on Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip and condemning settler attacks on Palestinians.

“Arab 48” correspondent, Diaa Hajj Yahya, reported that the number of detainees in Al-Taybeh, Al-Tira, Umm Al-Fahm, and Qalansawa yesterday and the day before yesterday reached 13, and later 8 young men were released.

Read More: Massive campaign of arrests in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem

According to eyewitnesses that the arrests campaign affected a number of young men in Haifa, and it was reported that other arrests were carried out in the town of Kafr Qara.

Today, the Israeli police arrested three young men from the village of Aylout for the suspicion of attempting to assault a police officer during the recent events.

Read More: Israel launches wide campaign of arrests in the West Bank and Jerusalem

For his part, the General Director of Adalah – the Legal Center for the Protection of the Rights of the Arab Minority in Israel, Lawyer Hassan Jabareen, touched on police violations and the recent arrest campaign in an interview with Arab48, saying that the decision is purely political.

He added that the police want to increase the number of detainees, whatever the reasons, and it is a decision that appears to be approved by Netanyahu. If he did not have a picture of victory over Gaza, then it would be an image of victory over poor Arab minors in their towns at night. Frankly, our goal is deterrence.

On Sunday evening, the police launched a campaign called “Law and Order” to carry out arrests, searches, and investigations with demonstrators until indictments are submitted and prison sentences are imposed on them according to what was stated in her statement.

The police claimed that “the campaign aims to bring the perpetrators of serious and national violence and those involved in the possession and trafficking of weapons, arson, assault on property and belonging to criminal organizations, to trial,” according to the claim.

This campaign came as a continuation of the arrests campaign carried out by the police against demonstrators and activists from various parties and movements active in the local arena in the past two weeks as the occupation arrested more than 1,550 people, while it filed 150 indictments.

(Source / 25.05.2021)