IOF releases body of Palestinian woman shot by its forces after holding it hostage for 40 days

IOF releases body of Palestinian woman shot by its forces after holding it hostage for 40 days

Gaza post – The Israeli occupation authorities released the body of a Palestinian lady shot by its soldiers last night after holding it hostage for more than 40 days according to local sources.

Soldiers shot and killed Ibtisam Kaabneh, 27, of Jericho, on June 12 at the Qalandia checkpoint between Jerusalem and Ramallah, saying she attempted to carry out a stabbing assault against them, and then kept her body to prevent her family from properly burying her.

Her family was eventually able to bury her at the Aqbat Jabr refugee camp in Jericho after her body was released late last night.

In August 2015, Israel detained Kaabneh, who had left behind a baby, and sentenced her to 18 months in prison for her anti-occupation actions.

(Source / 24.07.2021)

Palestinian teenager shot dead by Israeli soldiers, northwest Ramallah

Palestinian teenager shot dead by Israeli soldiers, northwest Ramallah

Gaza post –  Ministry of Health announced on Friday night that a Palestinian boy who was shot and badly injured by Israeli soldiers in the town of Nabi Saleh, northwest of Ramallah, died of his wounds hours later.

When an Israeli occupation foot patrol opened fire on teenagers in the area, Mohammad Munir Tamimi, 17, was hit in the stomach and badly wounded, according to the report.

After being declared as seriously ill, Tamimi was transported to a hospital in nearby Salfit and had surgery.

According to the ministry, he died as a result of his wounds.

(Source / 24.07.2021)

IOA orders Jerusalemite to demolish his home

Demolished house

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC) – The Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) on Friday ordered a Jerusalemite citizen to raze his house within three weeks in Silwan, Jerusalem.

Jerusalemite sources reported that the IOA handed Mohammed Mahmoud Matar from the Ein al-Lawza area in Silwan a notice to demolish his home, where he, his wife and five children live, within 21 days.

The area of Silwan town’s land is 5,640 dunums, including 12 neighborhoods in which almost 58,500 Jerusalemites live. On the other hand, there are 78 settlement outposts in which 2,800 Jewish settlers live.

On October 25, 2017, the IOA issued the Kaminitz Law imposing severe penalties on Jerusalemites, for alleged building violations. The penalties include paying high fines that may amount to hundreds of thousands or millions of shekels, stopping the use of the building or closing it, asking residents to evacuate their homes or shops, or issuing demolition orders against them.

(Source / 24.07.2021)

Palestinian teen succumbs to his IOF-inflicted wounds in Ramallah

Ramallah clashes

RAMALLAH, (PIC) – A Palestinian teenager died on Friday evening from injuries sustained in Israeli occupation forces (IOF) raid in Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health reported that Muhammad At-Tamimi, 17, had died of serious wounds sustained during IOF shooting at Palestinian protesters in Nabi Saleh.

Local sources reported that IOF raided the village and fired live bullets at the young men, wounding Tamimi in his abdomen.

He was taken to the Martyr Yasser Arafat Hospital in Salfit where he was pronounced dead of his wounds a few hours later.

Meanwhile, eyewitnesses said that IOF attacked the weekly march in Kafr Qaddoum in Qalqilia province and fired tear gas canisters and rubber-coated metal bullets at the participants. 

Dozens of citizens suffered breathing problems and were treated in the field.

The march started after Friday prayer from the Omar bin Al-Khattab Mosque with the participation of hundreds of townspeople who condemned the continued attacks by IOF and Jewish settlers. 

Kafr Qaddum witnesses a weekly march against settlements and against the closure of the village’s main street, which has been closed for more than 18 years.

(Source / 24.07.2021)

OCHA: West Bank Demolitions and Displacement for June 2021

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA): West Bank Demolitions and Displacement Report | June 2021

Highlights

  • Sevenfold increase in demolished and seized Palestinian-owned structures, compared with May.
  • 113 % increase in the targeting of donor-funded structures in the first six months of 2021, compared with equivalent period in 2020.
  • Sharp increase in demolished Palestinian-owned structures in East Jerusalem.
  • 57 % of all structures targeted in Area C, have been seized without, or with very short, prior notice, preventing affected people from objecting in advance.

    Overview

In June, the Israeli authorities demolished, forced people to demolish, or seized 91 Palestinian-owned structures across the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. This resulted in the displacement of 108 people, including 62 children, and otherwise affected the livelihoods, or access to services, of nearly 2,700 others. All the structures were located in Area C or East Jerusalem, and were targeted for lacking building permits, which are nearly impossible for Palestinians to obtain.

The number of structures demolished or seized in June is the highest this year, surpassed only by February (153), with a sevenfold increase, or 600 %, compared with May (13).

Twenty of the structures demolished or seized had been provided as humanitarian aid. In addition, an EU-funded school in Um Qussa (Hebron), at a value of over 14,000 euros, received a stop-work order, while another three donor-funded residential structures received a notice to submit an objection to previously issued demolition orders.

Thirty-two of the structures demolished or seized in June, or 35 per cent, were seized without, or with very short, prior notice. On 7 June, in Al Mu’arrajat Bedouin community (Ramallah) the Israeli authorities seized 13 structures, including five donor-funded, for lacking Israeli-issued building permits, leaving 24 people, including 16 children displaced. Another five structures, including one donor-funded, were seized in Dar Fazaa (Ramallah), displacing 16 people, including nine children.

So far in 2021, 212 structures, or 57 per cent of all structures targeted in Area C, have been seized without, or with very short, prior notice, preventing affected people from objecting in advance.

On two separate occasions in the Massafer Yatta area (South Hebron Hills), the Israeli authorities demolished three main roads connecting the surrounding villages, in addition to a water network supplying water to multiple communities. The incidents affected some 2,300 people, including 1,140 children and left the communities without water for three and seven days, respectively.

Also, in Area C, in Halhul (Hebron) and Jinsafut (Qalqiliya), the Israeli authorities demolished a home and a livelihood structure on the basis of Military Order 1797, which provides only a 96-hour notice and very limited grounds for legally challenging a demolition. The incidents left 14 people, including seven children displaced.

In East Jerusalem, the Israeli authorities demolished or forced people to demolish 20 structures. The month of June saw an increase in structures demolished in East Jerusalem by 44 per cent, compared with the previous five months, to a total of 65 structures since the beginning of 2021. Eleven of the structures, or 55 per cent, were demolished by the owners following the issuance of a demolition order. In Jabal al Mukkabir, owners were forced to demolish seven structures following the issuance of such orders, displacing five people, including three children, and affecting the livelihoods of another 27 people, including 17 children.

So far in 2021, the proportion of structures demolished by their owners in East Jerusalem, following the issuance of demolition orders, reached 45 per cent, up from an average of 27 per cent in the previous five years. This is attributed to new Israeli legislation, which limits the authority of Israeli courts to intervene and enables the Jerusalem Municipality to exert pressure on families to demolish their properties themselves.

In late February 2021, the Jerusalem Municipality reactivated demolition orders against 68 Palestinian structures, mainly residential, in the Al Bustan area, in the Silwan neighbourhood of East Jerusalem, which would lead to the displacement of up to 1,500 Palestinians. The Local Affairs Court ruled for a six-month deferral for 52 of these structures, until 15 August. Out of the 16 structures subject to impending demolitions, on 29 June, a livelihood structure was demolished. During the incident, Israeli forces blocked all entrances to the area. In confrontations that followed, more than 13 Palestinians were injured and at least four were arrested, including the owner of the demolished livelihood structure.

(Source / 24.07.2021)

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Teen In Nabi Saleh

Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, a Palestinian teenage boy in Nabi Saleh village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that the slain Palestinian has been identified as Mohammad Monir Tamimi, 17.

It added the soldiers shot Tamimi with live fire in the abdomen, causing serious wounds, before Palestinian medics rushed him to Yasser Arafat Hospital in Salfit,  where he was immediately admitted to surgery and was then moved to the Intensive Care Unit, but later succumbed to his wounds.

Tamimi was shot when many soldiers invaded the village, and fired many live rounds, in addition to rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs at Palestinians who protested the invasion.

(Source / 24.07.2021)

Update: “Soldiers Injure 320 Palestinians In Beita, Near Nablus”

Medical sources have confirmed, Friday, that Israeli soldiers injured 320 Palestinians, including some who suffered life-threatening wounds, during protests 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) has reported that the soldiers shot 21 Palestinians with live fire, and added that some of the wounded suffered serious wounds.

He stated that the soldiers also shot a photojournalist, identified as Ayman Nubani, who works for the Palestinian News & Information Agency (WAFA), with a sponge-tipped bullet in the thigh.

He also said that the soldiers also shot 68 Palestinians with the rubber-coated steel bullets, in addition to causing 195 residents to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

Eleven Palestinians suffered burns from the Israeli gas bombs and concussion grenades, and 25 sustained lacerations and bruises while the soldiers were chasing them.

Jibril also said that the soldiers opened fire at two Palestinian ambulances, causing damage.

Beita has been witnessing constant protests, and repeated Israeli military invasions and violations since the illegal Israeli colonizers occupied the top of Sbeih Mountain and installed an outpost they named “Avitar.”

Following ongoing protests, the colonists left the outpost on July 2nd, but it was not dismantled. During these protests, the soldiers killed five Palestinians and injured hundreds.

The outpost was installed in May of this year after the colonists kept trying to build a colony on the Palestinian lands five times in the last 30 years.

The Mountain, owned by the Palestinians, has significant strategic importance, especially since if it is occupied by the colonizers the colony would lead to the annexation of 20 Dunams of Palestinian lands, and would also lead to the isolation of a large area of Palestinian lands.

Updated From:
Israeli Army Injures Four Palestinians, Including A Camerman, In Beita
Jul 23, 2021, at 15:21 

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, a nonviolent procession in Sbeih Mountain, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, wounding four Palestinians, including a cameraman working for the WAFA Palestinian News Agency, and caused many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

Ahmad Jibril, the head of the Ambulance and Emergency Department at the Palestinian Red Crescent Society in Nablus, said the soldiers shot four Palestinians with live fire and added that one of them suffered a severe injury.

Jibril stated that the soldiers also shot Palestinian photojournalist Ayman Nubani with a sponge-tipped bullet in the thigh.

Beita has been witnessing ongoing protests over the past two months after the illegal Israeli colonialist settlers installed an outpost, they named Gival Avitar, on the top of Sbeih Mountain in early May.

The ongoing protests forced the colonists to leave the outpost on June 2nd, however, the attempts to take over more than 20 Dunams of Palestinian lands never ceased.

During the ongoing protests, the soldiers killed five Palestinians and injured hundreds, including many who suffered serious wounds.

In related news, the soldiers injured seven Palestinians and caused dozens to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation during the weekly nonviolent procession against the Israeli colonialist activities in Beit Dajan village, east of Nablus.

(Source / 24.07.2021)

Palestinians Hold Funeral Of Woman Who Was Killed By Israeli Soldiers On June 12th

Hundreds of Palestinians held, Friday, the funeral procession of a woman who was killed by Israeli army fire on June 12th of this year, at the Qalandia Terminal, north of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

The woman, identified as Ibtisam Ka’abna, 28, was shot by the soldiers and was left bleeding without any medical treatment until she succumbed to her wounds before the soldiers took her corpse away.

On Friday, her corpse was moved to the military roadblock at the southern entrance of Jericho before Palestinian medics took it to the governmental hospital in the city.

Her family and hundreds of residents held the prayers and funeral ceremony at the mosque in Aqbat Jaber refugee camp, in Jericho, before she was buried in the local graveyard.

Ibtisam was a former political prisoner and a mother of one child. On August 27th, 2015, she was abducted by the army and was later sentenced to 18 months in prison.

After shooting her, the Israeli army claimed that the woman “was yielding a knife”, while the “Times of Israel” alleged she “ran towards the soldiers while brandishing a knife.” No soldiers were hurt in the alleged attack.

Videos from the scene show the woman far away from any soldier when she was shot; the soldiers had the option to injure her at least, instead of delivering fatal shots and denying her medical treatment until she bled to death.

(Source / 24.07.2021)

Army Attacks Palestinian Protestors at Weekly Kufur Qaddoum March

Israeli soldiers suppressed the weekly non-violent demonstration held in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of Qalqilia City, in northern occupied West Bank, according to a local official.

Morad Eshteiwi, the media spokesman for the Wall and Settlement Resistance Commission in Qalqilia, stated that a large force of Israeli soldiers opened fire at the peaceful protestors with teargas, causing several Palestinian protestors to suffer inhalation injuries.

Eshteiwi told Anadolu Agency that the army fired live and rubber-coated steel rounds in addition to teargas at the crowd, no shooting injuries were reported, all the inhalation injuries were treated at the scene.

The residents of Kufur Qaddoum village and surrounding area have gathered fo several years to march in opposition to the closure of the main road at the entrance of the town, which the Israeli army closed in 2003.

Illegal Israeli colonists are granted full access to the road, while Palestinians are denied the same access, making travel much more difficult to reach Nablus City to the east.

Israel occupied Gaza and the West Bank including East Jerusalem in 1967, so all Israeli settlements, which have been built on Palestinian lands are illegal under international law.


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(Source / 24.07.2021)

NSO CEO accuses Qatar or BDS of being behind Pegasus scandal

‘There are people who don’t want ice cream to be imported to Israel or for technology to be exported,’ says Shalev Hulio

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- NSO Group co-founder and CEO Shalev Hulio told an Israeli newspaper that “Qatar or the BDS movement – maybe both” are behind the scandal surrounding his company’s Pegasus spyware.

In a special interview with Israel Hayom, Hulio claimed that the scandal has been exposed by either Qatar or the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) movement or maybe both.

“I believe that in the end, it will turn out to be Qatar or the BDS movement, or both. It is always the same entity,” he claimed.

Amnesty International, Forbidden Stories, and a consortium of international media organizations have said the spyware was used in hacks of smartphones belonging to journalists, officials, human rights activists, and world leaders.

The investigative group says it has acquired a list of 50,000 phone numbers that appear to be targets, identified by the Israeli company’s clients, to be spied on using Pegasus.

The numbers of French President Emmanuel Macron, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI, Iraqi President Barham Salih and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan are among the apparent targets.

Hulio further welcomed a probe into the misuse of NSO’s spying software “because we’ll be able to clear our name,” as Hulio told Israel Hayom.

“We don’t have and have never had any ties to the list that was published, and if it turns out that there was some client who exploited our system to track journalists or human rights workers, they’ll be cut off immediately,” said Hulio. “We’ve proven that in the past, including with some of our biggest customers, and we stopped working with them.”

Hulio, 39, said that he first learned of the investigation about a month ago.

“A third party reached out to me, someone we work with, not involved [in the affair] and said, ‘Listen, they’ve broken into your servers in Cyprus and the entire list of NSO targets has been leaked,’” he said.

“I started to get stressed, but after a moment I calmed down, both because we don’t have servers in Cyprus and also because we don’t have a list of ‘targets.’ It doesn’t work that way: every customer is a unique customer. We don’t have any central location where all the customers’ targets are collected.”

However, a few days later Hulio was contacted by another businessman with an identical story that was going around the market about an NSO “list of targets”.

(Source / 24.07.2021)