Israeli Army Fires Missiles Into Gaza

Israeli soldiers fired, on Monday at night, many missiles into several areas in the besieged Gaza strip, causing serious damage.

Media sources in Gaza said the army fired four missiles into a building near the Shuhada Graveyard, east of Jabalia, in the northern part of the Gaza strip, causing damage to the building and surrounding homes.

They added that the army also fired missiles into agricultural land, southeast of Gaza city.

The Israeli missiles also struck areas east of the Sheja’eyya neighborhood east of Gaza city, causing damage.

In addition, Israeli navy ships fired sporadic rounds of live ammunition at Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea, west of Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza, forcing the fishermen back to the shore.

There have been no immediate reports of casualties among the Palestinians due to the latest Israeli attacks.

Israeli sources claimed that flammable balloons that were reportedly flown from Gaza, causing fires near a few colonies across the fence.

(Source / 24.08.2021)

Soldiers Abduct a Palestinian Merchant From Gaza

Israeli soldiers abducted, Tuesday, a Palestinian merchant at the Beit Hanoun (Erez) border terminal, in the northern part of the besieged Gaza Strip.

Media sources said the soldiers abducted a merchant, identified as Amjad Ahmad Dardouna, 42, from Jabalia refugee camp, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

They added that the soldiers stopped the man at the Erez terminal while he was leaving Gaza, and abducted him before moving him to an unknown destination.

It is worth mentioning that the soldiers frequently abduct merchants, and even patients, at the terminal, despite being granted permits to cross.

In the West Banik, the soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, fourteen Palestinians, including siblings.

Also at dawn, the soldiers invaded Balata refugee camp, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and killed a Palestinian child, identified as Emad Hashash, 16.

(Source / 24.08.2021)

Updated: “Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Child In Nablus”

Israeli soldiers killed, on Tuesday at dawn, a Palestinian child in Balata refugee camp, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

Ahmad Jibril, the head of the Nablus office of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), said the child has been identified as Emad Hashash, 15.

He added that the slain child was shot with a live Israeli army round in the head and was pronounced dead after he was transferred to Rafidia hospital in Nablus.

His uncle said Emad went on the rooftop of his home to watch the unfolding events went many army vehicles invaded the refugee camp before a soldier shot him in the head.

Talking to the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA, Emad’s brother, Mohammad, said that he and his brother went on the rooftop to take videos and pictures of the Israeli vehicles while withdrawing from the refugee camp before a soldier fired live rounds at them.

He added that the bullet penetrated his brother’s face through his nose and exited from the back of his skull.

He also said that the soldiers hurled a gas grenade at the main door of their home, and obstructed the ambulance while rushing to reach him.

“It took about 40 minutes from the moment he was shot until the medics were able to transfer him to the hospital,” Mohammad stated, “During this time, we were unable to leave out home to seek help for more than 15 minutes.”

The child was killed after several Israeli army vehicles invaded the refugee camp, and fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs at Palestinians who protested the incursion, and surrounding homes.

The Israeli army claimed that the child was killed during an exchange of fire with Israeli soldiers who invaded the refugee camp to “arrest a wanted Palestinian,” and added that the soldiers shot him when they reportedly “saw him on a roof of a building about to throw a rock at the soldiers.”

Eyewitnesses said the child was killed at dawn and added that the exchange of fire took place between Palestinian resistance fighters and Israeli soldiers shortly after midnight.

The soldiers also invaded and ransacked many homes in the refugee camp, before abducting a young man, identified as Sa’ad al-Ka’bi.

(Source / 24.08.2021)

BREAKING| ‘Israel’ strikes targets in Gaza Strip at midnight

Gaza Strip (QNN)- The occupation state has been launching a series of airstrikes on several areas in the Gaza strip on Monday night, local sources said.

Israeli warplanes fired at least three missiles at a target in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

The Israeli jets also struck an empty agricultural land, in al-Zaytoun neighborhood in Gaza city.

(Source / 24.08.2021)

Pictures| Israeli forces demolish 3 Palestinian animal barns in al-Dhahiriya

Hebron (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces earlier on Tuesday demolished three animal barns in Khirbet al-Rahwa hamlet, south of al-Dhahiriya town in the south of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron.

Local sources said the Israeli forces raided Khirbet al-Rahwa and started demolishing three animal barns belonging to Palestinian residents.

Last month, the Israeli occupation handed 13 Palestinian residents of the hamlet demolition notices against their animal barns.

Israeli occupation constantly demolishes structures and houses of Palestinians in Area C, claiming they were built without a permit, rarely, if ever, issued for Palestinians.

It does not allow any development there while using the occupied land for its illegal settlement activity.

Under the 1995 Oslo Accords between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, was divided into three portions — Area A, B and C.

Area C is currently home to 300,000 Palestinians, the vast majority of whom are Bedouins and herding communities who predominantly live in tents, caravans and caves.

Thus, houses demolitions, confiscation of the most basic infrastructure and military training exercises are part of everyday reality in the area.

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 / 24.08.2021)

PA police arrests Nasa researcher among others in Ramallah

Ramallah (QNN)- The Palestinian Authority’s police on Sunday arrested the astrophysicist Imad Barghouthi, who worked for Nasa, as well as other activists before releasing them today.

At least 19 citizens, including Barghouthi, got arrested in Ramallah on Monday after calls to protest against the PA’s detention of 16 citizens, who protested calling for justice for Nizar Banat, who in turn, was killed by the PA’s police last June.

In addition to Barghouthi, the police arrested the poet Zakariyya Muhammad, the activist Khaldoun Bishara, IJ leader Ahmad Naser, Muhammad Attar, former prisoners Maher Al Akhras and Salem Qatash, and others.

The police tried to arrest more protesters but female activists prevented them.

After he was released today, Barghouthi said that the PA hold those it arrests in very inhumane conditions. He added that he was accused of insulting the PA’s President, Mahmoud Abbas, and attacking the policemen although he has not even attended the protest because it was banned before it got started.

Former prisoner, Maher Al Akhras, after being released today, said PA policemen said “that we were spies and that they will get rid of us all!”

A group of PA policemen had assassinated the activist Nizar Banat in his house last June. Despite the local and international calls to bring those responsible accountable, the PA continues to delay announcing the results of the investigations into the crime. It also continues to detain those who protest demanding justice to Banat.

(Source / 24.08.2021)

Breaking| Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian child in Nablus

Nablus (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces shot dead a Palestinian child during a night raid on Tuesday in Balata camp east of Nablus in the occupied West Bank.

16-year-old Imad Hashhash was shot dead by Israeli occupation forces on Tuesday dawn while the forces carried out a detention raid in the camp.

Hashhash was rushed to a hospital to get urgent medical treatment, but he was announced dead later.

The killing of Hashhash brought the death toll of Palestinian children killed by ‘Israel’ to 78 since the start of 2021, 12 in the occupied West Bank and 66 in the Gaza Strip.

(Source / 24.08.2021)

Under forces protection, Israeli settlers break into Al-Aqsa Mosque

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Dozens Israeli settlers broke into the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied Jerusalem earlier on Tuesday under the protection of the occupation forces.

Over 60 Israeli settlers broke into the courtyard of Al-Aqsa Mosque during the morning break-in session, entering through the Damascus Gate- which Palestinians call Bab al-Amoud Gate- and provoking the Palestinian worshipers by performing Talmudic prayers.

Israeli occupation authorities allow settler incursions to the mosque since 2003 under the forces protection, despite repeated objections and warnings by the Palestinian religious authorities as the visits provoke worshippers of the mosque.

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.

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

(Source / 24.08.2021)

8 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails remain in hunger strike

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- 8 Palestinian prisoners remain in an open hunger strike in protest of their unfair administrative detention in Israeli jails without a charge or trial.

The Palestinian Commission of Detainees’ and ex-Detainees’ Affairs said on Tuesday that 8 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails continue their hunger strike; the longest hunger-striker was 40-year-old Salem Ziadat who had been on hunger strike for 43 days, and yesterday, he broke his hunger strike after reaching an agreement with the Israeli occupation authorities to release him on November 25.

Mujahed Hamed is now the longest hunger-striker as he has been on hunger strike for 41 days and Kayed Fasfous follows him with 40 days of hunger strike.

The 8 hunger-striking prisoners are:

Akram Fasfous (19 days of hunger strike)
Ahmad Hamamra (24 days of hunger strike)
Kayed Fasfous (40 days of hunger strike)
Alaa Al-A’raj (16 days of hunger strike)
Mujahed Hamed (41 days of hunger strike)
Miqdad al-Kawasma (33 days of hunger strike)
Hisham abu Hawash (7 days of hunger strike)
Omar al-Jabari (6 days of hunger strike)

The hunger-striking detainees’ health condition is deteriorating, according to the Commission, as it said the detainees have been suffering from powerful fatigue, exhaustion, headache and weight loss.

Around 40 Palestinian detainees started hunger strike since the start of 2021, in protest against Israel’s detention without a 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.

Thus, the hunger strike is a method of a non-violent resistance which the prisoners use to protect their lives and their fundamental rights and a response to the occupation racist policies which they face in the prisons.

There are 4,850 Palestinian political prisoners held in Israeli jails, among the prisoners are 540 administrative detainees held without charge or trial, 225 child prisoners and 41 female 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 / 24.08.2021)

Amnesty condemns Palestinian Authority arrest of peaceful protesters

London (QNN)- Amnesty International has condemned Palestinian Authority arrest of at least 28 Palestinian protesters over participating in peaceful protest against PA’s killing of Nizar Banat last June.

“Palestinian authorities in the occupied West Bank have doubled down on their campaign of repression against peaceful protesters over the weekend, arresting at least 28 people including human rights defenders. At least 8 people remain in detention, some have gone on hunger strike,” Amnesty said in a statement on Monday.

Amnesty has called the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas “to put an end to the repression” ordering to immediately and unconditionally release of “all those detained solely for peacefully protesting and expressing their opinions and to drop all related charges.”

Amnesty said the “Palestinian authorities must uphold their obligations under int’l human rights law.”

“EU member states, US, and the UK must act urgently and halt security assistance/military aid for Palestinian security forces/police until accountability and respect for human rights is ensured,” it added.


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·Palestinian authorities in the occupied West Bank have doubled down on their campaign of repression against peaceful protesters over the weekend, arresting at least 28 people including human rights defenders. At least 8 people remain in detention, some have gone on hunger strike.

During the past two days, at least 28 Palestinians, most of them intellectuals, activists and former prisoners in Israeli detentions, were arrested by the PA’s forces following their participation in a protest in al-Manara Square in central Ramallah against the killing of Nizar Banat, an outspoken critic of the PA who had intended to run in parliamentary elections before they were cancelled earlier this year.

The protestors called to conduct a comprehensive investigation into what happened and to ensure that those responsible for Banat’s death were punished.

Among those who were arrested by the PA forces, is Maher Al-Akhras, who was released last November from the Israeli jails after entering a hunger strike for 103 days.

Al-Akhras was brutally assaulted by the PA forces during his arrest yesterday as he was rushed to the hospital to get medical treatment.

Al-Akhras said after being released yesterday that the PA’s policeman said “that we were spies and that they will get rid of us all!”

According to the testimonies of one of those who was released, the PA holds those it arrests in very inhumane conditions.

Astrophysicist Imad Barghouthi, who worked for Nasa, added that he was accused of insulting the PA’s President, Mahmoud Abbas, and attacking the policemen although he has not even attended the protest because it was banned before it got started.

Earlier in June, Banat was killed by the PA forces as his health deteriorated when a force of the security services went to arrest him from his home.

It said he was taken to a hospital where he was later announced dead, as around 25 Palestinian security forces stormed the home where Nizar was staying, blowing out doors and windows, beating Nizar with an iron bar and sprayed pepper spray in his eyes before undressing him and dragging him away to a vehicle.

Nizar Banat’s killing by Palestinian Authority forces has been met with anger on the streets and condemnation from Palestinian factions and human rights organizations.

Despite the local and international calls to bring those responsible accountable, the PA continues to delay announcing the results of the investigations into the crime. It also continues to detain those who protest demanding justice for Banat.

(Source / 24.08.2021)