Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers killed, on Saturday evening, a young Palestinian man, and injured twenty-five, in the southern area of Qusra town, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

Media sources in Nablus said many illegal Israeli colonialist settlers and soldiers attacked the southern area of the town, leading to protests.

Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the invasion led to protests, and that the soldiers fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades at the residents and their homes.

He added that one Palestinian, identified as Mohammad Farid Ali Hasan, 20, was shot with a live round in the chest while standing on the rooftop of his home, and died from his serious wounds.

Ahmad Jibril, the head of the Emergency Department at the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in Nablus, said the soldiers also shot 13 Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets and caused at least twelve to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

In related news, the soldiers caused 67 Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation during protests on their land in Sbeih Mountain, in Beita town, south of Nablus.

The Israeli army is trying to stop the ongoing processions carried out by the Palestinians, including nighty protests, which have been ongoing since the illegal Israeli colonialist settlers, occupied the mountain top and installed an outpost in early May of this year.

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.

(Source / 04.07.2021)

Israeli Warplanes Strike Gaza for the Fourth Time Since “Cease-fire”

The Israeli air force, on Saturday, pounded the besieged Gaza Strip for the fourth time since the Egypt-brokered ceasefire on May 21, 2021, according to Quds News Network.

Israeli jets fired missiles at sites in the Bader and Al Sudaniyya regions of the tiny coastal enclave, there were no reports of any injuries.

The Israeli media claimed the airstrikes were in response to fires in nearby settlements, purportedly set by “incendiary balloons” released into the air by Palestinian resistance groups.

Furthermore, on Thursday night, the airforce hit several targets in the southern Gaza Strip, no injuries were reported.

Between May 10 and May 21, Israel bombarded the tiny coastal enclave, killing 230 Palestinians, until an Egypt brokered ceasefire was imposed on May 21, 2021.

On May 28, a statement by Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights stated the following;

Appalling events in Gaza and the occupied Palestinian territory have once again called this Council into Special Session. We have recently witnessed the most significant escalation in hostilities since 2014.

According to figures verified by my Office, 242 Palestinians were killed by the Israeli Security Forces (the ISF) in strikes on Gaza, including 63 children. Thousands of others have been injured while it is estimated that over 74,000 Palestinians have been displaced. In the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, 28 Palestinians, including five children, were killed as of 24 May. At the same time, rockets launched by Hamas and other armed Palestinian groups killed 10 Israeli citizens and residents including two children, and forced thousands into shelters.

Palestinians have nowhere safe to hide from the advanced Israeli arsenal, while Israelis have bomb shelters and an air defence system which stops the majority of the rockets fired by the Palestinian resistance factions.

242 Palestinians were injured in the most recent Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip, while 10 Israelis were killed. 63 Palestinian children were killed by Israeli missiles and shells, while 2 Israeli children were killed.

(Source / 04.07.2021)

Settlers take Control of Palestinian-owned Property in Silwan

On May 27, 2021, a legal agreement regarding the sale of the building in Wadi Hilweh, was made between Walid Ahmad At’out and Mahmoud Eghbariyya witnessed by attorney Nizar Salalha, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center (Silwanic) reported.

The property, in the Wadi Hilweh neighborhood in Silwan town, occupied East Jerusalem, was vacated by its owner on Thursday, and the property was leaked to Elad Settlement Association at dawn Friday.

At’out sold the property for a reported 4.5 Million Shekels or $1,375,000.00 U.S.

Furthermore, 20 settlers, under the full protection of the occupation police, took over an apartment, warehouses, a plot of land, and a building under construction.

The Wadi Hilweh neighborhood, located near the sacred Al-Aqsa Mosque on the southern side, has more than 50 illegal settlement outposts and is the most targeted by settlement associations.

Silwanic added that there have been several incidents where the owner sells the home to another Palestinian, who then sells to colonial interests, thereby avoiding the direct responsibility of the sale of the property.

(Source / 04.07.2021)

Army Fires Missiles Into Gaza

The Israeli army fired, on Saturday at night, several missiles into a site, south of Gaza city, and another area northeast of the city.

Media sources said an Israeli fighter jet fired at least two missiles into a building south of Gaza city, causing excessive damage without leading to casualties.

It is worth mentioning that the site was also targeted with Israeli missiles, on Saturday at dawn.

They added that an Israeli drone also fired at least one missile into a building in the Sudaniyya area, northwest of Gaza city, causing excessive damage.

The Israeli army claimed it targeted what is called “a weapons manufacturing facility,” and a site used for firing shells into the Eshkol regional council of settlements.

It also claimed the missiles were also fired in retaliation to flammable balloons that were reportedly flown from Gaza.

(Source / 04.07.2021)

Army Abducts A Palestinian Lawyer Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted Sunday, a Palestinian lawyer, the head of the southern West Bank office of the Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR) after stopping him at the Container roadblock, northeast of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank.

The Commission said the soldiers abducted Farid al-Atrash, from Bethlehem, while he was heading back home from Ramallah.

The Commission denounced al-Atrash’s abduction and added that the lawyer suffered a health setback during his abduction before the army moved him to Hadassah Medical center in Jerusalem.

It is worth mentioning that al-Atrash is known for his work for justice and human rights, and in countering violations against the rights of the Palestinian people whether they are committed by Israel, the Palestinian Authority, or any other party.

An essential part of the Commission’s work is defending the rights of children, women, and persons with disabilities.

(Source / 04.07.2021)

Euro-Med Monitor Report: One War Older

Nine out of ten children in the Gaza Strip suffer some form of conflict-related trauma after the Israeli military attack ended over a month ago.

In a new report, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor documented the suffering of the two most vulnerable groups in the besieged Strip; women and children. The report, entitled One War Older, said that around 50% of the two million people in the Gaza Strip are children under 15 years, and 49% are female.

The organization indicated that During Operation “Guardian of the Walls” in the Gaza Strip, Israel carried out disproportionate attacks against densely populated residential neighborhoods with the majority (75%) being children and women.

In addition to the large numbers of deaths and injuries among children and women, Euro-Med Monitor said that 241 children lost one or both parents as a result of the bombing, about 5,400 children lost their homes (completely destroyed or severely damaged), and 42,000 children had their homes partially damaged.

The report comes after more than five weeks of field research by Euro-Med Monitor’s team, which documented hundreds of cases of direct targeting of civilian homes that contained large numbers of women and children in the Gaza Strip.

Seventy-two thousand children were internally displaced to UNRWA schools or relatives’ homes during the Israeli attack, while more than 4,000 children remain displaced today.

Mariam Dawwas, a field researcher at Euro-Med Monitor, said that she and the field team documented hundreds of cases of direct targeting of civilians in their homes in the unprecedented, large-scale and ferocious attack on the Gaza Strip.

Dawwas, who was displaced with her child after Israeli fighter jets targeted her apartment building, said:

“There is not much difference from the three previous military attacks on Gaza, except for one thing; Today I was among those whom I documented and photographed. I ran with them and screamed in search of my little daughter and left my home after an Israeli fighter jet targeted the building.”

“Today, my 3-year-old daughter Sophie and I are still trying to live normally while going through PTSD like the vast majority of Gaza residents” she added.

The report also indicated that nearly 2,500 pregnant women due to give birth in the next three months could suffer complications in childbirth, likely as a direct or indirect effect of the attack.

Sixty-six children were killed in the Israeli bombing of Gaza in 11 days, while at least 470 children and 310 women were injured.

Last May, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor issued its first report on the Israeli military attack on Gaza, entitled “Inescapable Hell”, which documented cases of mass targeting families and infrastructure. A further report on the economic losses incurred by the besieged Strip as a result of the attack is due to be issued in the coming days.

(Source / 04.07.2021)

Dozens Israeli settlers storm Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, provoke Palestinians

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 Israeli settlers break into the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque during the morning break-in session.

The settlers entered through the Al-Mughrabi Gate and were provoking the Palestinian worshipers in the mosque courtyards by performing Talmudic prayers.

Israeli forces always attack and assault Palestinian worhipers at the courtyards of the Mosque with sound grenades, rubber bullets and pepper gas.

The forces also station at the gates of the mosque and detain dozens of Palestinian young men and boys, after assaulting them.

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 / 04.07.2021)

New Coca-Cola personalised label tool bans ‘Palestine’ and ‘Black Lives Matter’

Beverage giant Coca-Cola has come under fire for a new tool that lets customers personalise their own bottles of coke – but banning words like ‘Palestine’ and “Black Lives Matter”, while terms like ‘white pride’ and ‘QAnon’ are allowed.

Troubled customers took to Twitter to share their findings after discovering that the restrictions were far from comprehensive.

Twitter user Rami Ismail pointed out that on the US store, the word ‘Palestine’ is blocked, as is the name Mohammed.

Ismail followed up with an additional tweet: “Oh, and sorry @osamadorias, can’t share a Coca-Cola with you. Osama is prohibited. And Mohammed also can’t have a Coca-Cola while we’re at it. Well done, @CocaCola. Just banned the most common name on Earth because y’all don’t consider Arabs or Muslims exist.”

1. Go to https://us.coca-cola.com/store/personalized-bottle… 2. Enter “Palestine” 3. Get an error because Coca Cola thinks Palestine is offensive. 4. Enter “Israel” 5. Get no error because Coca Cola thinks Israel is not offensive. What’s up @CocaCola?

https://t.co/JiabeZBSoA?amp=1

“Oops! Looks like the name you requested is not an approved one,” reads a message on the site.

“Names may not be approved if they’re potentially offensive to other people, trademarked, or celebrity names. We’ve worked hard to get this list right, but sometimes we mess up.”

Coca-Cola has previously launched several “Share a Coke” commercial initiatives to encourage customers to drink Coke as their summer beverage of choice.

This year, it has opened up its customisation tool to words as part of a new campaign that has exposed the company’s social ideals.

Another Twitter user, Laura Kate Dale, pointed out that the website “blocks ‘Black Lives Matter,’ but allows ‘blue lives matter’ and ‘Nazis’. I’ve been testing it for a bit.”

Another Twitter user said, “Coca-Cola allows “White Lives Matter” and “I am a Nazi” on personalized cans, but not “Black Lives Matter” or “Palestine”. Companies are still suppressing Black and Palestinian causes.”

DID YOU KNOW . . Coca-Cola allows “White Lives Matter” and “I am a Nazi” on personalized cans, but not “Black Lives Matter” or “Palestine”. Companies are still suppressing Black and Palestinian causes.

The likes of ‘Pepsi’ and ‘Dr Pepper’ have also been banned.

In response, Coca-Cola said it was “refining and improving” the feature.

“We’re continuously refining and improving our Share A Coke personalisation tool to ensure it is used only for its intended purpose – for Coca-Cola fans to celebrate with one another and make connections,” the company said in a statement to Newsweek.

“We add terms and phrases if we feel they are consistent with that intent.”

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·We’re continuously refining and improving our Share A Coke personalization tool to ensure it is used only for its intended purpose – for Coca-Cola fans to celebrate with one another and make connections. We add terms and phrases if we feel they are consistent with that intent.

(Source / 04.07.2021)

‘Israel needs to occupy Gaza to deter Hamas,’ says Israeli researcher

In an article written by Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security’s, Israeli security expert Omer Dostri said Israel has a right: “To adopt a gradual approach in dealing with the various threats facing it.”

In his paper, Dostri states that Israel: “Should deal with each threat separately, from the lightest to the heaviest, focusing as much as possible on the most serious threat it is facing, which is Iran’s nuclear programme.”

Dostri also states in his paper that the repeated failure to deter Hamas makes it necessary for Israel to occupy the Gaza Strip and overthrow the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement.

“This approach requires moving first to the policy of deterring Hamas, with the aim of overthrowing its rule, as a step towards the next threat,” Dostri writes.

He continues, “The threat posed by the Gaza Strip is secondary in importance, compared to other threats such as the Lebanese and Iranian fronts, but Hamas’s continued armament, and Israel’s failure to deter it over the years, increases the threat over time, and it may develop into a threat of equal importance to the Lebanese front.”

Dostri also claims that in a multi-battle war, “Israel is expected to fight on three main fronts – Lebanon, the Golan Heights and Gaza, while airstrikes carried out by long-range missiles or explosive devices from Iraq and Yemen provide fertile ground for Iranian military bases, through the Iraqi militias and the Houthis in Yemen, and in such a situation, Hamas may be a force multiplier for Iran’s efforts to harm Israel.”

He also writes that “Israel should turn to strengthening its deterrence against Hezbollah in Lebanon, and then focus exclusively on the threat of Iran’s military nuclear programme.”

In order to reduce the threats against it, Dostri explains, Israel has first to eliminate Hamas: “Because in recent decades, it has become an important governmental force responsible for the Gaza Strip and its residents, making it vulnerable to deterrence due to its fear of losing its control.”

He also states that Israel must “respond to Hamas with much more firepower against targets of much higher quality, and with a much greater amount of attacks, to the launch of any rocket from Gaza.”

He insists that Israel must “apply this policy to flying incendiary balloons and explosive gliders, or sending activists to carry out acts of violence near the fence.”

Dostri concludes his paper by insisting that Israel has to move to a “more deterrent strategy, by beginning to implement the strategy of ‘the battle between the wars’ in Gaza.”

(Source / 04.07.2021)

‘Israel’ announces confiscating thousands of dunums in Salfit

Salfit (QNN)- Israeli authorities announced that they confiscated thousands of dunums from Salfit.

Locals sources said on Sunday that there is an Israeli plan to expand the illegal settlements of Yakir and Novim. Both settlements are illegally built on 8500 confiscated dunums.

The sources added that the plan also includes private properties in the village of Qaraat Bani Hasan.

(Source / 04.07.2021)