Israeli Soldiers Assault And Abduct Several Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers assaulted, on Saturday night, several Palestinians, especially young men, and abducted some of them in Silwan, the Old City, al-Misrara, and many other areas in occupied Jerusalem, and forced the shops to close, to allow illegal colonialist settlers to hold provocative marches.

Dozens of soldiers invaded the al-Misrara area, in Bab al-‘Amoud, and assaulted several Palestinians, including shop owners who were also forced to close their stores, ahead of the provocative march of scores of illegal colonialist Israeli settlers, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported.

Silwanic added that many soldiers also assaulted a young man in Sultan Suleiman Street, before abducting him.

The soldiers also closed all roads surrounding the Old City of the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, and prevented the Palestinians from reaching their homes, while the fanatic Israeli colonists roamed the streets while chanting racist slogans.

The Palestinians were in the streets, shopping and eating, and just socializing with each other on the even of the Al-Adha Muslim feast.

The soldiers also invaded and ransacked several Palestinian homes, including the home of Midhat al-Isawi who was just released from Israeli prisons, to prevent his family from celebrating his release.

(Source / 18.07.2021)

Israeli police and settlers raid Jerusalem’s Al-Asqa, assault worshipers

JERUSALEM, Sunday, July 18, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli occupation forces and scores of Israeli settler fanatics broke into the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Sunday early morning, attacking worshipers at the holy site and detaining many of them.

Witnesses said that as of the early morning hours, dozens of Israeli Police officers started raiding the holy site through the Chain and Moroccan gates before they embarked on beating and assaulting the Muslim worshipers attending prayers at the holy site in an effort to make way for the entry of hundreds of Israeli settlers there.

Israeli Police officers also fired stun grenades and tear gas canisters at the worshipers and forced many of them out of the holy site due to the intensity of tear gas.

Meantime, the police locked down the southern main building inside the holy site, and hundreds of worshipers were left inside and were unable to leave. Groups of Israeli settlers later broke into the courtyards after it was almost emptied of all Muslim worshipers by force.

Israeli extremist groups have called on settlers to force their way into the Al-Aqsa complex in large numbers on July 18, on the occasion of the anniversary of what Israel calls “the destruction of the temple.”

Al-Aqsa Mosque is the world’s third-holiest site for Muslims. Jews call the area the “Temple Mount,” claiming it was the site of two Jewish temples in ancient times.

The so-called Sovereignty Movement in Israel is also preparing to organize a march for settlers around the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem on the same day.

Israel occupied East Jerusalem, where al-Aqsa is located, during the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. It annexed the entire city in 1980, in a move never recognized by the international community.

(Source / 18.07.2021)

Army Orders Scout Troop To Remove Palestinian Flag

Army Orders Scout Troop To Remove Palestinian Flag

Israeli soldiers invaded, Saturday, a scout summer camp for the Arab Christian Orthodox Church in Beit Jala city, west of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, and ordered the removal of the Palestinian flag and a mobile home.

Khaled Qassis, the scouts leader, said a large military force invaded the al-Makhrour area, west of Beit Jala, where the scouts are camping and ordered them to remove the Palestinian flag and a mobile home which is used as a kitchen and for storing food.

Qassis added that the soldiers informed them that the flag and the mobile home are “bothering” a colonialist settler who is illegally squatting on Palestinian lands nearby.

Qassis said that the scouts camp was set up Friday, and is attended that 140 scouts, both boys, and girls around the age of 13.

It is worth mentioning that the al-Makhrour area witnesses repeated Israeli invasions, and violations by the soldiers and the illegal colonialist settlers, including the bulldozing and uprooting of farmlands, the illegal annexation of the lands, and the demolition of a restaurant.

(Source / 18.07.2021)

Israeli Soldiers Surround Al-Qibli Mosque In Al-Aqsa, Cut Speaker Wires

After more than 2100 illegal Israeli colonialist settlers, accompanied by dozens of soldiers, invaded the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in the occupied capital Jerusalem, on Sunday morning, the soldiers assaulted dozens of worshippers, before surrounding the al-Qibli mosque in the Al-Aqsa compound, and cut its wires to prevent the calls for prayer.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers surrounded the al-Qibli mosque while dozens of worshippers were in it, and sealed its gate with iron chains, in addition to cutting the wires of the speakers of the holy site.

They added that the soldiers also assaulted dozens of Palestinians in Al-Aqsa, and abducted many others after the army and the police accompanied more than 1210 colonialist settlers into the site.

The Islamic Waqf Department in Jerusalem said the invasion was led by the head of the fanatic right-wing Otzma Yehudit party, Itamar Ben-Gvir, and the fanatic right-wing Likud member and former Member of Knesset Yehuda Glick.

It added that the soldiers and the police started assaulting the Palestinian worshipers in the holy site, and forced many of them away, in addition to abducting many others.

The soldiers also fired gas bombs and concussion grenades at the worshipers and chased many of them away.

The Jerusalem Affair Department at the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), called on all Arab and Islamic nations to aid the Palestinians, and perform their duties in protecting the holy sites and in supporting the Palestinian people who are struggling for their survival on their land, and the establishment of their independent state.

It added that, while the soldiers and the police facilitate the invasions into the holy site’s compound, they continue to assault the Palestinians, and prevent them praying in the holy site.

The Department stated that these violations, including the ethnic cleansing of the indigenous Palestinians in Jerusalem, especially in Sheikh Jarrah, are constantly escalating amidst the silence of the International Community.

In addition, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the soldiers also assaulted the Palestinians, mainly women, and children, sitting and walking near Bab as-Asbat, and ordered them to leave.

Silwanic added that the soldiers also attacked a journalist, identified as Liwa’ Abu Rmeila, while she and her team were reporting from Bab Huta gate area, near al-Aqsa.

(Source / 18.07.2021)

‘Israel’ to evacuate Orthodox scout camp over raising Palestine flag

Bethlehem (QNN)- Israeli forces on Saturday threatened to evacuate the Orthodox scout camp in Bethlehem if its management continues to raise the Palestine flag.

The director of public relationships in the camp, Tareq Jahshan, said the Israeli army threatened to evacuate the camp by force. they added that the management should remove the Palestine flag and a mobile kitchen.

He also told QNN that the camp is an annual event. It has been being organized during the last five years in Beit Jala.

“They gave us two hours to comply or they would empty the camp by force”, Jahshan said. “As soon as they issued their warning people started coming to protect the camp”.

Jahshan added that they insist that they will not remove the Palestinian flag, stressing that removing it means closing the scout camp “which is rejected and unacceptable”.

(Source / 18.07.2021)

PFLP: Our people will not remain silent while watching settlers storming its holy capital

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) on Saturday said that the Palestinian people will never remain silent while watching Israeli settlers storming the Palestinian holy capital.

“The occupation state continues to make the cause and national rights of our people a subject to fights between zionist parties”, a statement by the PFLP read.

The statement added that the Israeli authorities, through attacking worshipers at Al Aqsa mosque, are attempting to impose spatial division in the holy mosque.

It also added that Sunday will see a battle between the Palestinian people and the Israelis.

Groups of Israeli settlers had called for massive raids into Al Aqsa mosque on Sunday. The raids, however, will be on the 8th day of Dhul Hijjah, one of the Muslims’ holy pilgrimage days.

(Source / 18.07.2021)

Breaking| Over 300 Israeli settlers storm Al-Aqsa Mosque amid Muslims’ holidays

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Dozens of extremist Israeli settlers have started raiding the Al-Aqsa Mosque earlier on Sunday amid Muslims’ holidays to mark the so-called ‘Tisha B’Av’.

Over 300 Israeli settlers have raided the Mosque till this moment under the occupation forces protection.

The forces have attacked Palestinian worshipers, including women, by assaulting them and firing tear gas canisters.

Several injuries were reported among Palestinian worshipers as they suffocated with tear gas fired at them by the forces.

The forces have also stationed at the gates of the mosque and assaulted dozens of Palestinian youths.

The forces also on Saturday night attacked Palestinians at Bab Al Amud (Damascus Gate), one of the Old City’s entrances.

Lately, settler groups have called for massive raids into Al Aqsa mosque on Sunday, on the 8th of Dhul Hijjah, one of the holy pilgrimage days in Islam.

The settler groups called for the raid to mark the so-called ‘Tisha B’Av’, a fast day which marks ‘the destruction of the Temple’, as zionists believe.

The groups have also called for protests in the Old City on the same day.

The latest fight between the occupation state and the resistance was sparked by settlers’ raids into Al Aqsa mosque as well as the Israeli ethnic cleansing against Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem.

Al-Aqsa Mosque is the third holiest site in Islam which located in occupied Jerusalem.

(Source / 18.07.2021)

Israeli forces repress and attack Sheikh Jarrah residents

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Israeli forces on Saturday repressed a protest against violations against the residents of the Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan in Jerusalem.

Israeli forces beat up protesters at the entrance to the Skeikh Jarrah neighborhood and also threw stun grenades against them. The Israeli attack left the head of the neighborhood’s committee, Aref Hammad, with an injury in his back.

Israeli forces had also turned the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood into a military zone, denying its residents their right of movement.

The residents of the neighborhood have been facing the danger of what they describe as a new Nakba. Israeli Authorities decided to ethnically cleanse them to replace them with Israeli settlers. The Israeli plan aims at surrounding the old city and turn Palestinian neighborhoods into ghettos.

However, residents of the neighborhood carry out regular protests, rejecting the plans to expel them.

(Source / 18.07.2021)

‘Israel’ holds 4,850 Palestinian prisoners in jails, NGO says

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Palestinian prisoners rights organization Addameer said that Israeli occupation authorities are holding 4,850 Palestinians in its jails, including 540 administrative detainees held without charge or trial.

In its June report, Addameer stated that there are 4,850 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails.

The organization also said among the prisoners are 540 administrative detainees held without charge or trial.

Administrative detention is illegal under international law, however, the occupation state uses it to repress the Palestinian people.

‘Israel’ routinely uses administrative detention and has, over the years, placed thousands of Palestinians behind bars for periods ranging from several months to several years, without charging them, without telling them what they are accused of, and without disclosing the alleged evidence to them or to their lawyers.

There are 225 child prisoners and 41 female prisoners.

Among the prisoners are 12 Palestinian Legislative Council members.

There are also 70 Palestinian prisoners from the 1948 territories, 350 Jerusalemite prisoners, and 240 Gaza prisoners.

In June only, 615 Palestinians, including 92 minors and 24 women, were detained by Israeli occupation, while 100 administrative detention orders were issued.

In 2020 only, the Israeli occupation forces arrested 4,634 Palestinians, among them 543 children and 128 women, in addition to issuing 1,114 administrative detention orders.

By the end of March 2021, the number of Palestinian prisoners and detainees reached 4,450, including 37 women, 140 children, and 440 administrative detainees.

By the end of May 2021, the number of Palestinian prisoners and detainees in Israeli jails reached 4,277 Palestinians, including 435 administrative detainees.

(Source / 18.07.2021)

Israeli PM orders to keep settler raids of Al-Aqsa Mosque

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Israel’s new Prime Minister Naftali Bennett ordered the forces to continue to allow Israeli settlers to raid the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Sunday amid Muslims’ holidays to mark the so-called ‘Tisha B’Av’.

Bennett met with Public Security Minister Omer Bar Lev and Police Commissioner Yaakov Shabtai after the occupation forces stormed the Mosque to back over 500 Israeli settlers who raided the Mosque earlier today.

“The prime minister instructed to allow organized and safe ascendance of Jews to the Mount, while keeping the order at the site,” Bennett’s Office said.

Extremist Israeli settlers have started raiding the Al-Aqsa Mosque earlier on Sunday under the occupation forces protection, who have attacked Palestinian worshipers, including women, by assaulting them and firing tear gas canisters.

Several injuries were reported among Palestinian worshipers as they suffocated with tear gas fired at them by the forces.

The forces have also stationed at the gates of the mosque and assaulted dozens of Palestinian youths.

The forces also on Saturday night attacked Palestinians at Bab Al Amud (Damascus Gate), one of the Old City’s entrances.

Lately, settler groups have called for massive raids into Al Aqsa mosque on Sunday, on the 8th of Dhul Hijjah, one of the holy pilgrimage days in Islam.

The settler groups called for the raid to mark the so-called ‘Tisha B’Av’, a fast day which marks ‘the destruction of the Temple’, as zionists believe.

The groups have also called for protests in the Old City on the same day.

The latest fight between the occupation state and the resistance was sparked by settlers’ raids into Al Aqsa mosque as well as the Israeli ethnic cleansing against Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem.

Al-Aqsa Mosque is the third holiest site in Islam which located in occupied Jerusalem.

(Source / 18.07.2021)