Palestine Journalists Syndicate calls for mass media to boycott PA

A man stands with his chest bared during clashes between Palestinian protesters and Palestinian security forces in the city of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, on June 26, 2021, following a demonstration against the death of human rights activist Nizar Banat while in the custody of Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces earlier in the week [ABBAS MOMANI/AFP via Getty Images]
A man stands with his chest bared during clashes between Palestinian protesters and Palestinian security forces in the city of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, on June 26, 2021, following a demonstration against the death of human rights activist Nizar Banat while in the custody of Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces earlier in the week

Following violent aggression against journalists, the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate called on Sunday for national and international mass media to boycott the Palestinian Authority (PA)’s presidency and government.Palestinian supporters of President Mahmoud Abbas scuffle with protesters demanding his resignation, as they demonstrate in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah on June 27, 2021, days after the death of human rights activist Nizar Banat while in the custody of Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces [ABBAS MOMANI/AFP via Getty Images]

Palestinian supporters of President Mahmoud Abbas scuffle with protesters demanding his resignation, as they demonstrate in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah on June 27, 2021, days after the death of human rights activist Nizar Banat while in the custody of Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces

In a statement, the syndicate called for PA Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh to fire the Palestinian police chief for not affording protection to journalists, banning them from covering the anti-PA protests, and allowing undercover forces to attack them.

The syndicate called for prosecuting the aggressors and asked Shtayyeh to apologise to journalists and to pledge to respect their work and freedom of expression.

If the PA’s aggression on journalists continues, the syndicate warned, other measures would be taken in the meantime.

The syndicate also called for protesters not to harass journalists or undermine their work as: “They are merely reporters, not part of the incidents.”

The syndicate asserted that it would start filing criminal complaints against those involved in the attacks against journalists.

READ: Palestinian Authority deploys forces during protest against critic’s death

(Source / 28.06.2021)

Palestinians tortured to death by Assad regime

A girl looks through abandoned belongings in the rubble on the streets of the Palestinian Yarmuk camp, on the southern outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus, on November 25, 2020 [LOUAI BESHARA/AFP via Getty Images]
A girl looks through abandoned belongings in the rubble on the streets of the Palestinian Yarmuk camp, on the southern outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus, on November 25, 2020

The number of Palestinians in Syria who have been tortured to death by the regime of Bashar Al-Assad has risen to 631, a rights group has revealed.

According to the data released by the Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS), the killings of an additional three Palestinian refugees residing in Syria have been documented since the beginning of this year. This brings the total number of Palestinians killed in regime prisons to 631 since the start of the Syrian revolution in 2011.

The Syrian security services, reported the AGPS, have sent the personal papers and documentation of dozens of the dead Palestinians to their families.

READ: ‘Assad regime tortured, electrocuted and raped Palestinian detainees’

Such numbers, however, are said to be just the tip of the iceberg. The statistics only account for the Palestinians who were confirmed to be tortured to death. Many more are believed to be unaccounted for due to the regime’s general concealment of the victims’ names and details.

The AGPS report comes almost a year after it was revealed by the group that over 1,800 Palestinians have been forcibly disappeared in Syria and languish in the regime’s vast prison network. It was also revealed in March last year that the regime had detained 110 Palestinian women in its prisons and had tortured at least 34 of them to death.

The plight of Palestinians in Syria, especially throughout the ongoing conflict, is seen by critics of the regime as evidence that contradicts Assad’s public support for the Palestinian cause and his state’s alleged opposition to Israel.

OPINION: The Axis of Torture was taught by a Nazi and is likely to grow

(Source / 28.06.2021)

Two Palestinians Forced to Self Demolish Buildings in occupied Jerusalem

Two Palestinians were forced, by the Israeli municipality, to knock down their own buildings, in the Silwan neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem.

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center (Silwanic) reported that Muhammad Ali Siam, on Sunday, was coerced by the Israeli municipality who threaten unreasonable fines, to demolish his own warehouse.

Sunday was the last day the municipality allowed Siam to go through with the demolition or risk paying punitive fees if its crews knock the building down.

Siam added that the warehouse was built 20 years ago, and after attempts to freeze the order, the authorities ordered its demolition under the pretext that it was built without an Israeli permit.

Furthermore, a Palestinian father was forced, by the Israeli Municipality, to demolish a room which was built for his special needs child.

Hamza Abu Saloum, from Al-Thawri neighborhood in Silwan, stated that since the room was built in 2013, the Israeli municipality has imposed a total of 44,000 shekels over the years in fines for a so-called building violation.

After years of paying fines, the authorities ordered the demolition, so on Saturday, Abu Saloum demolished the room that was built for his son Gabriel, who was born with special needs.

Wadi Hilweh Information Center – Jerusalem مركز معلومات وادي حلوة – القدسop zaterdag

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المواطن المقدسي حمزة أبو سلعوم يهدم غرفة سكنية في حي الثوري #سلوان بيده بقرار من بلدية الاحتلال تفاديا لدفع غرامات مالية
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The Jerusalemite Hamzeh Abu Saloom self demolishes a residential room in Al-Thori neighborhood in Silwan following an order by the occupation municipality and to avoid paying fines

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Kan een afbeelding zijn van een of meer mensen en buitenshuis

Wadi Hilweh Information Center – Jerusalem مركز معلومات وادي حلوة – القدسop zondag

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#سلوان
محمد علي صيام يهدم مخرنا في حي وادي حلوة ذاتيا بقرار من بلدية الاحتلال تفاديا لدفع 20 الف شيكل ” اجرة هدم وغرامات مالية”
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Kan een afbeelding zijn van 1 persoon, staan en buitenshuis
Kan een afbeelding zijn van 1 persoon en buitenshuis
Kan een afbeelding zijn van staan en buitenshuis
Kan een afbeelding zijn van buitenshuis

(Source / 28.06.2021)

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians in Beita

Israeli bulldozer sighted near Beita village Sunday (image from @gazamediaa on Twitter)

Israeli soldiers injured, on Sunday at night, four young men and caused scores to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in Sbeih Mountain in Beita town, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

Ahmad Jibril, the head of the Emergency Department at the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in Nablus, said two Palestinians suffered lacerations and bruises after falling while the soldiers were chasing them.

Jibril added that two Palestinians were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets and dozens suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.

It is worth mentioning that Beita witnesses daily protests, especially in (Abu) Sbeih Mountain, since illegal colonialist settlers installed, two months ago, an outpost on its top, which was dubbed as “Givat Evitar.”

The Israeli army also installed earth mounds, using D-9 armored bulldozers (manufactured by the US company Caterpillar) blocking the main road to the village, as part of a larger plan to take over the village.

The Palestinians repeatedly removed the earth mounds, and the army keeps coming back to install them.

In Tubas, in northeastern West Bank, illegal Israeli colonists attacked several Palestinians, east of Tayasir village, east of Tubas, and injured three young men who suffered moderate wounds and were rushed to a hospital.

On Friday, June 11th, the soldiers killed a child, identified as Mohammad Sa’id Hamayel, 15, after shooting him with a live round in the heart, and injured more than 110 Palestinians, including 11 who were shot with live rounds, after the army attacked nonviolent protesters in Jabal Abu Sbeih mountain.

A week earlier, on June 19th, Israeli soldiers invaded Beita and destroyed $100,000 worth of vegetables in Beita by firing teargas at a vegetable storage unit.

The land in question is part of Jabal Sabih (Sabih Mountain), which is owned by Palestinian residents of Beita and surrounding villages. Israeli forces have seized a large part of the mountain in an attempted land-grab to claim the land for the Israeli state. This is even though Palestinian landowners hold deeds to the land in question and have for generations.

Israeli settlements are considered illegal under International Law and the Fourth Geneva Convention and have been condemned by numerous United Nations resolutions. But Israel, with the support of the US government, continues its expansion of its territory onto Palestinian land in the West Bank (including East Jerusalem).

(Source / 28.06.2021)

Israeli Colonists Fire Live Rounds At A Palestinian Car Near Nablus

Israeli colonialist settlers fired, on Sunday evening, several rounds of live ammunition at a Palestinian car near Douma village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the colonists fired the live round at a car, owned by Yousef Fayyad Dawabsha, 40, while he was driving back home.

Daghlas added that the attack caused damage to the car but did not lead to casualties.

(Source / 28.06.2021)

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eleven Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, eleven Palestinians, including two siblings, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including the occupied capital, Jerusalem.

Media sources said the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes in Beit Hanina town, north of Jerusalem, before abducting four Palestinians identified as Bahjat Mohammad Mas’oud, Karim Jamal Abu Ta’a, in addition to Ahmad Yousef Gheith and his brother Salama.

They added that the soldiers also invaded Silwan town, in Jerusalem, before storming and searching several shops in the Ein al-Louza neighborhood.

In Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, the soldiers abducted Anas Sa’adeddin al-Marwani, while he was walking near the Ibrahimi Mosque, in the Old City.

The soldiers also stormed and ransacked homes in Ithna town, west of Hebron, in addition to breaking into a lathe workshop and ransacking it, in Hebron city.

In Ramallah, in central West Bank, the soldiers invaded the Sateh Marhaba neighborhood in al-Biereh city and abducted Sufian Miqdadi, from his home.

Also in Ramallah, the soldiers invaded the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, before storming and searching homes and abducted Firas Khamis Haridi.

In Tulkarem, in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Laith Salim from his home in the city, in addition to Ahmad Mahmoud Sharaqa, 23, from his home in Anabta town, east of Tulkarem.

In Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of the city, before breaking into many homes and violently searching them.

Many Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation after the soldiers fired gas bombs at their homes during the invasion.

(Source / 28.06.2021)

Israeli Colonists Cut Trees, Steal Water Pump, Wires, Near Nablus

Israeli colonialist settlers uprooted, on Sunday at night, many Palestinian trees, in addition to stealing a water pump and electric wires, in Jaloud village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

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

Daghlas added that the colonists cut several olive trees and grapevines, in addition to stealing a water pump and electric wires around a barn, owned by Hashem Ahmad Hamoud.

It is worth mentioning that the area is subject to constant Israeli violations, especially attacks carried out by the colonialist settlers who frequently target the Palestinians, their homes, and their lands.

(Source / 28.06.2021)

Israeli Army To Evacuate Illegal Outpost Near Nablus

The Israeli army has decided to evacuate the illegal Evyatar illegal colonialist outpost which was installed by fanatic colonists on private Palestinian lands. The decision came after weeks of ongoing protests by the Palestinians.

The illegal outpost was installed on stolen Palestinian lands in Sbeih Mountain in Beita town, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, several weeks ago, prompting the Palestinians to hold daily and nightly protests demanding its removal and the return of the lands to their Palestinian owners.

Israeli sources said the decision was made to remove the illegal outpost within days or just a few weeks, especially after military and security leaders in Tel Aviv warned of serious implications, including further deterioration in security conditions if the outpost is not removed.

Israeli daily Haaretz said the decision was made following deliberations that also included officials and politicians, who determined that keeping the outpost in place would lead to serious security escalation.

Israeli Defense Minister Benni Gantz will be holding consultations regarding the removal of the outpost and stated that the talks with the colonists are taking place to avoid any confrontation between them and the soldiers.

While all of Israel’s colonies in the West Bank, including Jerusalem, are illegal under International Law and the Fourth Geneva Convention, this outpost is one of the numerous outposts that were installed by the colonists without a permit from the Israeli occupation authorities.

The colonists in the illegal outpost are still calling for support from other colonizers to counter the attempt to remove it.

It is worth mentioning that the Palestinians have been holding ongoing protests day and night demanding the removal of the illegal outpost from their lands.

On Friday, June 11th, the soldiers killed a child, identified as Mohammad Sa’id Hamayel, 15, and injured more than 110 Palestinians, including 11 who were shot with live rounds, after the army attacked nonviolent protesters in Jabal Abu Sbeih mountain.

On May 14th, the soldiers killed Dr. Issa Barham, 40, a District Attorney with the Palestinian Public Prosecution Department, in Abu Sbeih Mountain. He was among ten Palestinians who were killed by the army and colonialist settlers that day.

(Source / 28.06.2021)

Video| For 4th day in row… PA police attack journalists and protesters in Ramallah

A member of the PA security forces attacking the correspondent of QNN, Najlaa Zaitoun, while she was covering a protest on Saturday against the assassination of Nizar Banat

Ramallah (QNN)- For the fourth day in a row, PA police and security forces, dressed in civilian clothes, attacked journalists and protesters in central Ramallah. Hundreds took to the streets of Ramallah in protest against the PA’s assassination of the activist Nizar Banat.

PA police in civilian clothes attacked journalists and protesters. They also broke cameras and prevented journalists from covering the protest.

Activists had called for a protest at the Manarah square in central Ramallah against the assassination of Banat. The protesters chanted against the PA’s corrupted practices.

Yesterday, the PA security forces also attacked protesters in Ramallah. They attacked journalists, wounding several of them, including QNN correspondent Najlaa Zaitoun.

International and local watchdogs have condemned the PA’s repression of the protests. they also stressed the necessity to investigate police brutality.

(Source / 28.06.2021)

Israeli forces injure dozens Palestinians in Beita

Nablus (QNN)- Dozens Palestinian protesters were injured by Israeli occupation forces in Beita village in Nablus in the northern of occupied West Bank, yesterday, during night confusion activities.

The Palestinian Red Crescent said that four Palestinians have sustained severe bruising after being chased by the Israeli forces yesterday in Beita.

Dozens others also suffocated from teargas fired at them by the occupation forces.

The Palestinian journalist Majdi Shtayyeh was also detained by the Israeli forces who used him as a human shield and deleted the press materials he collected while covering the peaceful protests.


In early May, a group of Israeli settlers set up caravans on Jabal Sabih, and with the help of Israeli occupation forces have since prevented any Palestinian access to the area.

Since then, Beita has witnessed several protests and night confusion activities against the new settler outpost on Jabal Sabih, which lies on the southern outskirts of the village and comprises an estimated 30 percent of Beita’s entire land area.

The livelihoods of at least 17 Palestinian families – more than 100 people – are threatened as they depend on harvesting their olives on land they have owned for generations.

Israeli occupation forces usually respond to the protests with violence.

There are nearly 700,000 Israeli settlers living in 256 illegal settlements and outposts scattered across the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem.

Israeli settlements are illegal under international law.

(Source / 28.06.2021)