Israel: settlement plan will take thousands of dunams of Palestinian land

A picture taken on August 26,2021 shows construction works in the Jewish settlement of Givat Zeev, near the Israeli-occupied West Bank city of Ramallah [AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images]
A picture taken on August 26,2021 shows construction works in the Jewish settlement of Givat Zeev, near the Israeli-occupied West Bank city of Ramallah

An Israeli plan to establish a waste water pipeline linking illegal settlements in the north of the occupied West Bank is intended to go through the city of Salfit, a Palestinian official revealed on Tuesday. Salfit’s Governor, Abdullah Kameel, pointed out on Facebook that this will use “thousands” of dunams of Palestinian land.

“The neighbourhoods of Deir Istya, Wadi Jbara, Wadi al Oqda and Wadi Qana in the north of Salfit will all be affected,” he warned. “Moreover, this dangerous project will cause a disastrous environmental crisis in the area. It’s a new form of settlement expansion.”

The head of the municipality in Deir Istya, Said Zaydan, explained that the pipeline will be 8 km long and will need a 30 metre-wide track of land along the whole route. “It will pollute the springs in Wadi Qana and a very large area of Palestinian farmland.”

He added that his municipality is seeking a judicial order from the Israeli courts to stop the project. He is not optimistic. Israel’s legal system rarely judges in favour of Palestinians, and almost always supports illegal settlers and settlements.

More than 650,000 Jewish settlers live in 130 settlement and outposts across the West Bank, which was occupied by Israel in 1967. According to international law, all Israeli settlements and settlers are illegal. Despite countless UN resolutions to this effect, nothing has been done to get Israel to withdraw from the occupied Palestinian territories.

READ: PLO: Israel eyes synagogues to consolidate West Bank settlements

(Source / 29.09.2021)

Jewish settlers throw stones at Palestinians, injuring 15, including 3-year-old boy

Israeli settlers in the Palestinian neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah on 16 April 2021 [EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images]
Israeli settlers on 16 April 2021

Dozens of Jewish Israeli settlers threw stones at Palestinians in the south Hebron hills yesterday, injuring fifteen people, including a three-year-old boy, local sources have revealed.

According to Palestinian and Israeli witnesses, the settlers were masked at the time. People, vehicles and homes were hit in the attack, a video of which has gone viral on social media.

Palestinian paramedics said that 15 people were wounded and received medical treatment, including three-year-old Mohammad Bakr Hussein. The boy was evacuated to the Israeli Soroka Medical Centre in Beersheba. A spokesman described his condition as “fair”.

“This was the worst attack we’ve seen for years,” said Mahmoud Hussein, the boy’s grandfather. “There isn’t a house they didn’t smash up.”

Eyewitness Basil Al-Adra said that there must have been “around 100 settlers” who smashed windows, punctured car tyres and broke into homes. “They injured a child when they hurled stones into his home. We don’t even feel safe in our own homes any longer.”

READ: Bennett still rejects release of Palestinian prisoners serving long sentences

Wafa news agency reported that the settlers, protected by Israeli soldiers, entered several communities in the Masafer Yatta area and attacked Palestinians and their homes, damaging several vehicles and solar heating plants, destroying crops and uprooting dozens of trees.

The local coordinator of the Anti-Wall and Settlement Committees, Rateb Al-Jabour, said that residents fended off the settlers’ attack.

Israeli forces did nothing to stop the settlers, said witnesses. Instead, soldiers joined the attack and fired tear gas canisters and stun grenades at the Palestinian residents and their homes. Dozens were affected by the gas.

(Source / 29.09.2021)

Soldiers Abduct five Palestinians, Attack Protesters In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday evening, five Palestinians, including two who were kidnapped by undercover soldiers, and fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at Palestinian protesters in occupied Jerusalem.

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the soldiers attacked many young Palestinian men, and interrogated them while inspecting their Id cards, before abducting three, near Bab al-‘Amoud, in Jerusalem.

In addition, dozens of soldiers invaded the al-Isawiya village, in Jerusalem, especially the Obeid neighborhood, leading to massive protesters.

The soldiers fired a barrage of gas bombs, concussion grenades, and rubber-coated steel bullets at the protesters, and sprayed many streets and homes with wastewater mixed with chemicals.

Furthermore, several undercover Israeli soldiers infiltrated al-Isawiya, before kidnapping two young men, and took them to an unknown destination.

(Source / 29.09.2021)

Israeli Army Injures A Child Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers shot a, on Tuesday evening, a Palestinian child with a live round, at the entrance of the al-Arroub refugee camp, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and caused many Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

Local sources said dozens of soldiers invaded the Jawabra and Omar Madhi neighborhood in the refugee camp, leading to protests, and added that military sharpshooters also took positions in the streets and alleys, and fired many live rounds at the protesters.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said the soldiers shot a child, 16 years of age, with a live round in the abdomen, causing a moderate-to-severe injury.

It added that the child received treatment in Hebron before being rushed to the Arab Society Hospital, in Bethlehem, where he had undergone emergency surgery, and his condition was adjusted to stable.

Furthermore, the soldiers fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades, causing several Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation. (Source / 29.09.2021)

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Soldiers Abduct six Palestinians, Including Two Children, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, six Palestinians, including two children in the at-Tour and the al-‘Isawiya towns, in occupied Jerusalem, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center In Silwan (Silwanic) has reported.

Silwanic said dozens of soldiers, and several Israeli intelligence officers, invaded the at-Tour town, before storming and searching homes, and abducted four Palestinians.

It added that the abducted Palestinians have been identified as Abed al-Hadra, Talal as-Sayyad, Mohammad Mousa as-Sayyad, and Mohammad Abu al-Hawa.

Silwanic also said that the soldiers also invaded the al-Isawiya town, searched a few homes, and abducted two children, one of them has been identified as As’ad Dari.Video Player00:0000:43

It is worth mentioning that the soldiers and police officers isolated al-Isawiya, after closing its main roads amidst extensive military deployment.Video Player

On Tuesday evening,  the soldiers abducted five Palestinians, including two who were kidnapped by undercover soldiers, and fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at Palestinian protesters in occupied Jerusalem.

(Source / 29.09.2021)

Israeli Colonizers Stab Goats Near Hebron, Killing Four

Illegal Israeli colonizers infiltrated, on Tuesday at dawn, a Palestinian barn and stabbed several goats, killing four, in the al-Mafqara village, in Masafer Yatta, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

Local sources said the colonizers infiltrated into the community at dawn and invaded a barn before stabbing several goats.

They added that the attack led to the death of four goats, and the injury of several others.Video Player00:0000:53

The families in the area are shepherds and depend on raising livestock as their only source of income.

On Monday, several Israeli colonizes attacked Palestinian shepherds on their lands near Lasefer village, in Masafer Yatta, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, wounding one in the head and other parts of his body.

(Source / 29.09.2021)

Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the southern West Bank city of Hebron, searched homes and abducted two Palestinians.

Media sources said several army jeeps invaded a few neighborhoods in the city before the soldiers stormed and searched homes.

They added that the soldiers abducted Rami Khaled al-‘Oweiwi, 25, and Mohammad Ali al-Qawasmi, 27, and took them to a nearby military base.

The army also installed roadblocks in several parts of Hebron, before stopping and searching cars and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.

Also at dawn, illegal Israeli colonizers infiltrated a Palestinian barn in the al-Mafqara village, in Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron and stabbed several goats, killing four.

On Monday, several Israeli colonizes attacked Palestinian shepherds on their lands near Lasefer village, in Masafer Yatta, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, wounding one in the head and other parts of his body.

(Source / 29.09.2021)

Israeli Army Abducts Two Palestinians Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, two Palestinians In Beit Sira village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

Media sources said the soldiers invaded the town, before storming and ransacking homes, and abducted Dr. Abdul-Ghani al-Khdour and Majdi Salim Hamdan.Video Player00:0000:14

They added that, during the invasion into the village, the soldiers fired gas bombs and rubber-coated steel bullets at many youngsters who protested the invasion; there have been no reports of injuries.

The soldiers also invaded Shuqba and Deir Ghassan towns, near Ramallah, and drove in the streets before withdrawing.

Also at dawn, the soldiers invaded the southern West Bank city of Hebron, searched homes, and abducted two Palestinians.

Furthermore, illegal Israeli colonizers infiltrated a Palestinian barn and stabbed several goats, killing four, In the al-Mafqara village, in Masafer Yatta, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

(Source / 29.09.2021)

Israeli Chase Schoolchildren Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers chased, Wednesday, many Palestinian schoolchildren on their way to their school in the al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

Eyewitnesses said the children, from al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya, were walking to their school near the main Nablus-Ramallah road when the soldiers started shouting at them before chasing them.

They added that the soldiers detained several children, refused to allow them  through, forcing them to walk through a rough terrain in the area to reach their school.

It is worth mentioning that, two days ago, the soldiers surrounded the al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya / as-Sawiya high school, while a colonialist settler harassed students at al-Lubban al-Sharqiya School for Girls

On Wednesday at dawn, On Wednesday at dawn, the soldiers abducted two Palestinians In Beit Sira village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

Also at dawn, the soldiers invaded the southern West Bank city of Hebron, searched homes, and abducted two Palestinians.

Furthermore, illegal Israeli colonizers infiltrated a Palestinian barn and stabbed several goats, killing four, In the al-Mafqara village, in Masafer Yatta, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

(Source / 29.09.2021)

BREAKING| Israeli forces critically injure Palestinian child in Hebron

Hebron (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces critically injured on Tuesday a Palestinian child in Al Aroub refugee camp, north of Hebron in the occupied West Bank.

Local sources said that a Palestinian child was rushed to the hospital to get urgent medical treatment after being critically injured by the Israeli forces.

(Source / 29.09.2021)