WAFA: “Journalist among nine Palestinians detained by Israel in the occupied territories”

RAMALLAH, Tuesday, October 05, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli occupation forces today detained nine Palestinians, including a journalist, from various parts of the occupied territories, according to local and Palestinian security sources.

They said that Israeli forces raided the southern West Bank city of Hebron, raided and ransacked several houses and rounded up two Palestinians, including Radi Karama, a journalist

The soldiers rounded up two others after breaking into and searching their houses in Sair and al-Shuyukh towns, northeast of Hebron.

In Jerusalem, Israeli police re-arrested a former prisoner, who spent 21 years in Israeli custody, after summoning him for interrogation at the al-Moskobiya detention facility.

Israeli military stormed Beit Anan town, northwest of Jerusalem, where the soldiers re-arrested a former prisoner and stormed his family house.

In the northern West Bank, the sources confirmed an army raid in Urif village, south of Nablus city, resulting in the detention of one Palestinian man.

The soldiers forcibly entered a house in Izbit al-Jarad area, southeast of Tulkarm, where they re-arrested a former prisoner.

In Jenin district, a resident of Siris town, south of Jenin city, was detained at a military checkpoint south of Nablus.

Meanwhile, soldiers raided Yabad town, west of Jenin, and conducted on-site interrogations of a number of residents.

The raid triggered confrontations during which the soldiers opened fire towards the residents who attempted to block their passage, causing a number of tear gas suffocation cases.

(Source / 05.10.2021)

Soldiers Invade Home, Shops, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, a Palestinian home and several shops in the al-‘Isawiya town, in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

Media sources said the soldiers invaded the home of Essam Darwish and violently searched it.

They added that the soldiers interrogated the Palestinian and his family while ransacking the property.

In addition, the soldiers invaded several shops in the town and searched them, causing damage, in addition to installing roadblocks in several areas.

In related news, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center In Silwan (Silwanic) the soldiers and police officers installed, for the second day, many roadblocks in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in Jerusalem, preventing the Palestinians from entering or leaving it, while allowing hundreds of colonizers into the neighborhood, demanding the removal of the Palestinians.

(Source / 05.10.2021)

Israeli Soldiers Invade Palestinian Lands in Rafah

Several Israeli army vehicles invaded, on Tuesday morning, Palestinian agricultural lands east of Rafah, in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip.

Media sources said several armored vehicles, including bulldozers, invaded the lands near the perimeter fence and bulldozed them.

They added that the soldiers installed sand hills near the fence, while military drones hovered overhead.

The attack is part of frequent Israeli violations against the Palestinians, especially the fishermenfarmersshepherds, and workers in the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip, and have led to dozens of casualties, including fatalities, in addition to serious property damage and the confiscation of many boats after abducting the fishermen.

(Source / 05.10.2021)

Israeli Colonizers Attack Palestinian Shepherds In Northern Plains

Israeli colonialist settlers attacked, Tuesday, Palestinian shepherds east of Khirbat Makhoul village, in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank.

Human Rights defender Aref Daraghma stated that the colonizers attacked several Palestinian shepherds, and forced them out of grazing areas.

On Monday the colonizers attacked the shepherds in the same area and maced one of them with pepper spray.

The attacks against the Palestinians are frequent in the area, especially since the colonizers are trying to push the Palestinians out of their lands to build or expand the illegal colonies.

Also Monday, illegal colonizers invaded Palestinian orchards in Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and cut dozens of trees.

(Source / 05.10.2021)

WAFA: “Israeli Army Halts Construction Of Palestinian Home Near Hebron”

HEBRON, Tuesday, October 05, 2021 (WAFA) – The Israeli occupation authorities today ordered a Palestinian resident of Laseifer village, in Masafer Yatta in the south of the Wes Bank, to halt construction on his house under the pretext it is being built without a permit, according to a local activist.

Coordinator of the Wall and Settlement Resistance Committee, Rateb Jabour, said that Israeli forces handed Mahmoud Abu Qbeita a notification ordering him to stop work on his house in the village adjacent to the illegal colonial settlement of Beit Yatir.

The soldiers, according to Jabour, also took photos for several houses and tents in Susya village in Masafer Yatta raising concern of the imminent demolition of these structures.

Masafer Yatta is a collection of almost 19 hamlets which rely heavily on animal husbandry as the main source of livelihood.

Located in Area C of the West Bank under full Israeli administrative and military control, the area has been subjected to repeated Israeli violations by settlers and soldiers in an effort to force the Palestinians to leave it.

(Source / 05.10.2021)

Israeli Colonizers Burn Olive Trees Near Nablus

A group of Israeli colonizers, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands, invaded Palestinian olive orchards in Jurish village, southeast of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and burnt dozens of trees.

Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in the northern West Bank, said the Israeli assailants came from Magdolim illegal colony which was installed on stolen Palestinian lands.

Daghlas added that the colonizers set dozens of olive trees ablaze, while Israeli soldiers were heavily deployed in the area.

While such attacks and violations are frequent, they witness a serious escalation during the olive harvest season.

In related news, the colonizers attacked Palestinian shepherds east of Khirbat Makhoul village, in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank.

All of Israel’s colonies in the occupied West Bank, including those in and around occupied East Jerusalem, are illegal under International Law, the Fourth Geneva Convention in addition to various United Nations and Security Council resolutions. They also constitute war crimes under International Humanitarian Law.

(Source / 05.10.2021)

Journalist among nine Palestinians detained by Israel in the occupied territories

Days of Palestine –  Ramallah – Israeli occupation forces today, Tuesday, detained nine Palestinians, including a journalist, from various parts of the occupied territories, according to local and Palestinian security sources.

They said that Israeli forces raided the southern West Bank city of Hebron, raided and ransacked several houses and rounded up two Palestinians, including Radi Karama, a journalist

Read More: Israeli forces arrest nine Palestinians from Hebron

The soldiers rounded up two others after breaking into and searching their houses in Sair and al-Shuyukh towns, northeast of Hebron.

In Jerusalem, Israeli police re-arrested a former prisoner, who spent 21 years in Israeli custody, after summoning him for interrogation at the al-Moskobiya detention facility.

Read More: UN: More than 70 children among 568 Palestinians injured by Israel forces in two weeks

Israeli military stormed Beit Anan town, northwest of Jerusalem, where the soldiers re-arrested a former prisoner and stormed his family house.

In the northern West Bank, the sources confirmed an army raid in Urif village, south of Nablus city, resulting in the detention of one Palestinian man.

The soldiers forcibly entered a house in Izbit al-Jarad area, southeast of Tulkarm, where they re-arrested a former prisoner.

In Jenin district, a resident of Siris town, south of Jenin city, was detained at a military checkpoint south of Nablus.

Meanwhile, soldiers raided Yabad town, west of Jenin, and conducted on-site interrogations of a number of residents.

The raid triggered confrontations during which the soldiers opened fire towards the residents who attempted to block their passage, causing a number of tear gas suffocation cases.

(Source / 05.10.2021)

‘Israel’ verbally notifies demolition of houses in Hebron

Occupied Hebron (QNN)-The Israeli army on Monday verbally notified the demolition of houses and structures owned by Palestinian citizens in the villages of Masafer Yatta and Birin in occupied Hebron.

The coordinator for the resistance committees in Masafer Yatta, Fu’ad Omour, said Israeli forces raided the villages of Birin, Fakhit, and Khillat Al Dabe’ and took pictures of three tents, a fabricated house, a house, agricultural rooms, and two caravans owned by the families of Hamamdeh and Omour and said they will demolish them.

They also tool pictures f the road between Khillet Al DAbe’ and Masafer Yatta, which has been recently constructed, in addition to three water wells in preparation for removing them.

(Source / 05.10.2021)

Extremist Israeli settlers assault, chase Palestinian shepherds in Jordan Valley

Jordan Valley (QNN)- A group of extremist Israeli settlers assaulted and chased Palestinian shepherds in Khillet Makhoul in the northern Jordan Valley earlier on Tuesday.

Since the early morning hours of Tuesday, a group of extremist Israeli settlers have been chasing Palestinian shepherds, local sources said, pointing out that the settlers sprayed one of the shepherds with pepper gas and kicked them out of the pastures.

The Jordan Valley is home to approximately 60,000 Palestinians, but nearly 90 percent of the land is part of the so-called Area C, the three-fifths of the West Bank that is under complete Israeli control.

It includes closed military areas and about 50 Israeli settlement outposts housing some 12,000 colonial Israeli settlers.

There has been a spike in attacks by Israeli settlers against Palestinians in the occupied territories, however, investigations into them have not been carried out even though some have resulted in fatalities and injuries.

According to Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the number of violent incidents perpetrated by Israeli settlers against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank has risen dramatically in the past two years.

In the first half of 2021, 416 anti-Palestinian incidents were reported – more than double the figure for the first half of 2020 and more than all of 2019

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 / 05.10.2021)

Palestinian Authority forces storm homes of assasinated Nizar Banat’s relatives

Occupied West Bank (QNN)- Palestinian Authority Security Services earlier on Tuesday stormed homes of Nizar Banat’s relatives in Hebron city, a member of the family said.

Ammar Banat, Nizar’s cousin, said that at dawn today, a force of the PA Security Services stormed several homes of Banat’s relatives located in the so-called Area C that is under complete Israeli control.

Ammar noted that the PA’s forces said that 12 members of the family are wanted and they are under search, in connection with the arrest of his brother, Hussein, the key witness in the Nizar Banat assasination case.

مصادر محلية: “الأجهزة تداهم منازل لأقارب الشـــهيد نزار بنات في مدينة الخليل صباح اليوم”. pic.twitter.com/8Uf4OXTC9g

— شبكة قدس الإخبارية (@qudsn) October 5, 2021

Hussein Banat was arrested by the PA’s forces on September 28 because he is one of two eyewitnesses to the PA’s raid that ended with the killing and assasination of Nizar.

Hussein’s testimony is central to the charges against the PA forces, whose trial opened on 27 September.

Several reports said that the PA’s forces Hussein “was beaten unconscious, and he was left without medical care.”

The sources added that the PA Protective Security agents asked Hussein “to deny that he saw Colonel Aziz Tamizi, the commander of the mission when Banat was murdered, putting gas into his cousin’s mouth, and deny that he heard him ordering other security officers to complete the mission.”

Appearing in a 27 September court session in the West Bank city of Ramallah, 14 indicted security officers pleaded not guilty as prosecutors read out a charge sheet including battery, abuse of power and violation of military instructions.

But Banat’s family have demanded that PA officials be held to account over his death, accusing President Mahmoud Abbas and his prime minister, Mohammad Shtayyeh, of deflecting blame.

“This is an incomplete and partial court case, and everyone in it is a scapegoat, until the interior minister, the head of the Preventive Security Services and his deputy are behind bars,” Banat’s brother, Ghassan, said outside the courthouse.

The next hearing for the 14 officers took place on October 4.

The witnesses of the case said that Nizar’s phone was hacked before his assasination and this is “contrary to the law.”

Earlier in June, Nizar Banat, an outspoken critic of the PA, 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 had 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 and bring justice. It also continues to detain those who protest demanding justice for Banat and his relatives.

(Source / 05.10.2021)