IOF arrests 11 Palestinians, including three brothers in West Bank

Palestinian Prisoners
Palestinian Prisoners

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Israeli occupation forces detained at least 11 Palestinians, including three brothers, during searches in the occupied West Bank provinces of Ramallah and Nablus on Sunday according to Palestinian security sources.

After storming and examining their family’s home in Nablus region, an Israeli occupation forces detachment stormed Al-Quds Street in the south of the city and imprisoned three brothers, Ibrahim, Alaa, and Khalil Abu Awad.

After assaulting a Palestinian citizen’s home, an undercover Israeli occupation squad snuck into the city’s Balata refugee camp and seized him.

The Israeli occupation force apprehended three Palestinians in Ramallah region after invading and examining their homes in Al-Bireh.

The troops also invaded the nearby villages of Kobar, Kafr Ein, and Ni’lin, detaining four Palestinians. The four inmates are all in their early twenties.

Israeli occupation forces raid towns and villages in the occupied West Bank almost every day, usually at night, to make arrests or summon citizens for questioning. For decades, this has been a feature of life under the Israeli military dictatorship.

(Source / 03.10.2021)

Sources: Palestinian inmates to launch protest measures in response to IOF repression

Palestinian Prisoners

Palestinian Prisoners

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Hundreds of Palestinian political detainees in Israeli jails are set to launch a series of protests in response to the Israel Prison Service’s continuous repression of them, according to the Palestinian Authority’s Detainees Affairs Commission.

The Commission said in a statement that the prisoners will take action in protest of the recent crackdown on many of them following the jailbreak of six Palestinian freedom fighters from Gilboa Prison last month, who were ultimately recaptured.

Solitary confinement, torture, numerous interrogations, and denial of access to vital services are among the Israeli harsh techniques against the inmates, according to the Commission.

“To avenge the inmates, the Israeli occupation authorities use a system of arbitrary procedures and laws. The Israel Prison Service has been given [official Israeli] permission to deal with the convicts as it deems fit, according to the statement.

The Commission asked all local and international bodies and organizations, particularly the International Committee of the Red Cross, to intervene immediately to visit solitary confinement prisoners and to work tirelessly to protect them and defend their rights in all forums.

(Source / 03.10.2021)

IOF rejects release appeal for hunger-striking prisoner Kayed al-Fasfous

Palestinian detainee Kayed al-Fasfous
Palestinian detainee Kayed al-Fasfous

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An appeal to release Palestinian detainee Kayed al-Fasfous, who has been on hunger strike for 81 days in protest of his unfair incarceration without charge or trial, was denied today by an Israeli court in Ofer, west of Ramallah.

According to the Palestinian Authority’s Detainees Affairs Commission, al-Fasfous’ health has deteriorated significantly as a result of his hunger strike, and his legal team plans to challenge his detention order to the Israeli High Court.

Al-Fasfous is one of six Palestinian political prisoners on hunger strike for several weeks in protest of their continued detention without accusation or trial. Meqdad Qawasmeh (on a 74-day hunger strike), Alaa Al-Araj (65 days), Hesham Abu Hawwash (48 days), Shadi Abu Akr (40 days), and Hasan Shawka are the other five captives (14 days).

Administrative detention, a widely denounced Israeli policy, allows Palestinians to be held without accusation or trial for renewable periods of three to six months, based on concealed information that even a detainee’s lawyer is denied access to.

Currently, Israel holds around 500 Palestinians in administrative detention, which is illegal under international law. The majority of those held in administrative detention are previous prisoners who spent years in prison for resisting the Israeli occupation.

Thousands of Palestinians have been held in administrative detention by Israel for extended periods of time without being tried, without being informed of the charges against them, and without being allowed to examine the evidence.

Palestinian inmates have gone on indefinite hunger strikes to protest their illegal administrative detention and seek an end to this policy, which is illegal under international law.

(Source / 03.10.2021)

At least 90 Palestinians injured by IOF across West Bank

Palestinian March in Beta village

Palestinian March in Beta village

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Israeli occupation forces brutally dispersed on Friday several anti-settlement gatherings across the occupied West Bank, injuring at least 90 Palestinians and inhaling teargas.

In clashes on Mt. Sbeih, near Beta village, south of Nablus city, tenths of Palestinians were injured by Israeli rubber bullets, according to Ahmed Jebril, emergency director of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society in Nablus city, northern West Bank.

Four persons were hurt as a result of the fights, according to him.

Medical staff also treated seven people in Beit Dajan hamlet, east of Nablus, who had been struck by Israeli rubber bullets, according to him.
An Israeli drone was seen firing tear gas canisters in the village of Beita, according to a video.

The drone crashed owing to a technical fault, according to the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation network.
The Israeli occupation fired live bullets, rubber-coated metal bullets, and teargas canisters after the weekly Friday prayers to disperse an anti-settlement gathering in the village of Kafr Qaddum, east of Qalqilya, according to Murad Eshteiwi, the village’s coordinator of the Popular Resistance Committees.

He went on to say that a rubber-coated bullet injured a Palestinian child in the leg.

Meanwhile, skirmishes erupted between Palestinians and the Israeli occupation in the southern occupied West Bank following Friday prayers in the Bab al-Zawiya sector of central Hebron city, where dozens were treated for suffocation caused by Israeli tear gas canisters.

Palestinians hold marches against settlements and the separation wall every Friday in a number of West Bank villages and cities.

According to Israeli and Palestinian estimates, about 650,000 Israelis live in 164 settlements and 116 outposts in the West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem.

(Source / 03.10.2021)

Nablus: Settlers cut down scores of olive trees

Palestinian olives trees were cut down by Israeli settlers
Palestinian olives trees were cut down by Israeli settlers

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Illegal Israeli settlers cut down on Sunday  dozens of olive trees in the village of Burin in the occupied West Bank region of Nablus according to local sources.

The villagers were astonished to learn in the morning that settlers from the nearby Israeli colonial town of Yitzhar had hacked down dozens of their olive trees, according to Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli settlement activity in the area.

The incident occurs as Palestinian farmers around the country prepare for the annual olive harvest season, which begins in early October each year.

Settler violence against Palestinian people has increased in previous years during the vital olive harvest season, despite being practically everyday.

For thousands of Palestinian homes in the occupied territories, the olive harvest is one of the most significant seasons, as the season’s success determines their income.

(Source / 03.10.2021)

IOF kidnaps Palestinian kid from Ya’bad town

IOF kidnaps child

JENIN, (PIC) – The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Saturday evening kidnaped a Palestinian child from Ya’bad town, southwest of Jenin.

According to local sources, 15-year-old Thaer Turkoman was kidnaped with no reason by soldiers during his presence at the main entrance to the town.

Meanwhile, a large number of Israeli troops were reportedly deployed on roads near the West Bank towns of Ya’bad, Kufeirat, Arraba and Nazlat Zayd.

(Source / 03.10.2021)

Several Palestinians kidnaped by IOF in W. Bank

IOF in the West Bank

WEST BANK, (PIC) – The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at dawn Sunday kidnaped a number of Palestinian citizens during raids on homes in different West Bank areas.

According to local sources, the IOF stormed Bireh City in Ramallah and kidnaped three citizens identified as Ahmed Omar, Ali Abul-Khair and Ameed an-Nahed.

Another citizen identified as Omar al-Barghouthi was taken prisoner during an IOF campaign in Kobar town, northwest of Ramallah.

The IOF also stormed the towns of Ni’lin and Kafr Ein, west of Ramallah, and kidnaped three young men. They were identified as Mohamed al-Khawaja, Mohamed Musa and Asef Refa’iee.

IOF campaigns took place in other areas of Ramallah province, with no reported arrests.

In Nablus, the IOF raided homes and kidnaped a citizen from Balata refugee camp and three others from the city.

(Source / 03.10.2021)

Dozens of settlers defile Aqsa Mosque

jews defile Aqsa

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC) – Scores of extremist Jewish settlers on Sunday morning desecrated the Aqsa Mosque in Occupied Jerusalem.

According to the Islamic Awqaf Administration in the holy city, at least 47 settlers entered the Mosque in groups through its Maghariba Gate and toured its courtyards under police escort.

A number of settlers also performed Talmudic rituals or prayers during their tours at the Islamic holy site, mainly in its eastern area.

The Aqsa Mosque is exposed to daily desecration by Jewish settlers and police forces in the morning and the afternoon except on Fridays and Saturdays.
The Israeli police close al-Maghariba Gate, which is used by Jews to enter the Mosque, at 10:30 am after the settlers complete their morning tours at the holy site. Later in the afternoon, the same gate is reopened for evening tours by settlers.

During the presence of settlers inside the Mosque compound, entry restrictions are imposed on Muslim worshipers at the entrances leading to the Mosque and their IDs are seized until they leave the holy place.

(Source / 03.10.2021)

It’s a date: The harvest season begins in Gaza

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Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have started harvesting their date palms


According to the Ministry of Agriculture some 12,440 dunums (12.44 square kilometres) of land are ready for harvest and will produce 14,000 tonnes of dates.

On average, individuals eat six kilogrammes of the valuable crop a year, the minister added.

Once harvested the fruits will be sent to the occupied West Bank.

The success of the date palms comes at a time when Palestinians in the besieged Strip have suffered following 11-days of Israeli bombardment, the occupation forces’ continued use of herbicides and pesticides to kill their crops, and a lack of clean water and petrol to work the necessary machines.

PHOTOS: Gaza kicks off date season

(Source / 03.10.2021)

Scores of Activists March South of Hebron Demanding Water rights

Scores of Palestinian and Israeli activists joined a mass protest on Saturday organized by7 Combatants for Peace movement in the village of Al-Tawani, south of Hebron, to demand water rights of Palestinian that’s is stolen by the occupation and its settlers.

Also joined the rally today Palestinian ministers and Israeli members of parliament, From the Palestinian side, Walid Assaf, head of the Wall and Settlements Commission, and Dr. Sabri Saidam, Palestinian Minister of Education joined the protest. On the Israeli side, Knesset members Ofer Kassif and Moshe Raz joined the protest today.

The march started from the village of Al-Tawani and reached the neighboring village of Al-Mafqarah, where the participants raised banners condemning the occupation and settlements and demanding the rights of Palestinians to water stolen by the occupation and its settlers.

Today’s march is part of the water campaign launched by the Combatants for Peace movement in cooperation with the Committee for Protection and Resilience in Masafer Yatta, which aims to raise international awareness of the racism of the occupation in distributing water to Palestinians in what is known as Area C of the West Bank.

Adam Rabie, campaign coordinator in the Combatants for Peace movement, said, “Today’s march is part of the Water campaign launched by the Combatants for Peace movement in cooperation with the Protection and Resilience Committee in Masafer Yatta, which aims to raise international awareness about the occupation’s racism in distributing water to Palestinians in the so-called areas (C) From the West Bank. “We will continue our campaign with our partners until our people in Masafer Yatta obtain their legitimate rights,” he added.

MK Ofer Kasif, from the Joint List, said, “It is a great honor for me to be among you, hundreds of people who came here to stand with our Palestinian brothers and sisters who suffer every day, every hour from the oppression of the occupation, and the terrorist settlers, who are supported by the occupation army. We are here, hundreds, Jews and Palestinians together. We have come to say no. No to the occupation, yes to justice and freedom.

During the past week, settlers attacked the village of Al-Mafqara and attacked vandalized homes he support of the occupation forces, resulting in several injuries, including an eight-year-old child.

The Israeli occupation controls more than 95% of the natural water wells in the West Bank,

while the Israeli settlers enjoy running water throughout the year, and the Palestinians in those areas suffer from water cuts of up to 150 days during one year, and the occupation also prevents the Palestinians in Area C from building Or develop any water wells and distribution networks of their own.

(Source / 03.10.2021)