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IOF in the West Bank

WEST BANK, (PIC) – The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Sunday morning stormed Ein al-Hilweh area in the northern Jordan Valley and confiscated construction materials.

Local official Aref Daraghmeh said that the IOF raided a Bedouin family’s tent in Ein al-Hilweh and seized building materials from inside it.

In a separate incident, violent clashes broke out on the same day between Palestinian citizens and a horde of extremist Jewish settlers in Deir al-Hatab town, east of Nablus.

Local sources said that the clashes started after the settlers attacked local farmers as they were picking olives from their own groves near the illegal settlement of Elon Moreh.  

They added that Israeli border policemen were protecting the settlers during their assault on the farmers.

They also said that the settlers took over vast tracts of Palestinian-owned land, destroyed dozens of olive trees with toxic chemicals and flooded olive groves with sewage in the area.

(Source / 10.10.2021)

Jewish settlers damage Palestinian cars near Beit Iksa

damaged cars

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC) – A horde of extremist Jewish settlers on Saturday damaged a number of Palestinian-owned vehicles near Beit Iksa village, northwest of Occupied Jerusalem.

According to local sources, settlers from the illegal settlement of Har Shmuel smashed windows of several Palestinian cars parked in a nearby area.

The sources explained that the owners had to park their cars in an area near Har Shmuel after Israeli police forces closed the road leading to Beit Iksa

This was not the first time the settlers attacked vehicles of citizens from Beit Iksa. Several months ago, they burned and sabotaged many cars belonging to local residents in the same area.

About 2,000 Palestinians live in Beit Iksa and they are completely isolated behind the Israeli separation wall. They are exposed to systematic harassment and violence by settlers and soldiers.

(Source / 10.10.2021)

IOF opens fire at agricultural area in Gaza

IOF on Gaza border

GAZA, (PIC) – The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Sunday morning opened fire at an agricultural area in the southeast of the besieged Gaza Strip.

According to local sources, soldiers opened machinegun fire towards swaths of cultivated land in the east of al-Qarara town in northern Khan Yunis.

Luckily, no one was hurt in the shooting attack.

Under an inhumane siege, the Israeli army keeps attacking— sometimes injuring or killing — civilians, farmers and fishermen in Gaza Strip almost on a daily basis in violation of ceasefire understandings with the Palestinian resistance in Gaza.

(Source / 10.10.2021)

IOF kidnaps Palestinians in dawn raids in W. Bank and J’lem

Israeli intelligence summons Sheikh Ekrima Sabri for interrogation

IOF in the West Bank

WEST BANK, (PIC) – The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at dawn Sunday kidnaped several Palestinian citizens during campaigns in the West Bank and Jerusalem.

According to local sources in Bethlehem, the IOF kidnaped two teenagers identified as Mohamed Takateka and Rida Diriyah from their homes in Beit Fajjar town and another citizen identified as Hisham al-Khateeb from al-Jadawel area in Beit Jala.

In Jerusalem, police forces kidnaped a young man after searching his home in Shuafat refugee camp and allegedly finding a weapon and ammunition belonging to him.

Another young man identified as Obada Abu Jum’ah was kidnaped from his home in al-Tur town, east Jerusalem.

The IOF also stormed different areas of the West Bank and Jerusalem, with no reported arrests.

Later in the morning, an Israeli undercover unit kidnaped a young man from Jenin City.

According to the Palestinian Prisoner Society, plain-clothes soldiers infiltrated into Jenin City and kidnaped a young man from Abu Bakr street. He was identified as Bahaa Abul-Haija, a resident of Jenin refugee camp.

In a separate incident, the Israeli intelligence on Sunday morning summoned Sheikh Ekrima Sabri, head of the Higher Islamic Council in Occupied Jerusalem, for interrogation at the Moskobiya detention Center.

Lawyer Khaled Zabarqa told the Palestinian Information Center that Sheikh Sabri had been interrogated by Israeli intelligence officers over recent remarks he made about Israeli violations at the Aqsa Mosque.

Zabarqa expressed his deep concern over the health of 84-year-old Sheikh Sabri as a result of his exposure to constant persecution by the Israeli police and intelligence.

(Source / 10.10.2021)

Bennett claims Palestinian state means terror state, addressing Merkel

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Israeli Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett, claimed that a Palestinian state would mean a terror state, during a joint press conference with the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, today.

“We’ve learnt from our experience that a Palestinian state would highly likely mean a terror state a seven-minute (drive) from my own home, and from just about any place in Israel’, Bennett told Merkel.

Bennett added that the occupation state is not “ignoring the Palestinians”, they “are our neighbours, they’re not going anywhere.”

Bennett’s remarks came in response to a statement by Merkel, who had said during the same conference: “I believe that Israel’s neighbours should be taken care of.”

During her visit to the occupation state, Merkel refrained from criticising the occupation state’s behaviour towards the Palestinian people, ignoring reports by human rights organizations stressing that ‘Israel’ is an apartheid state.

Merkel’s visit also comes a few days after an Israeli court ruled to allow Jewish fanatics to perform ‘silent prayers’ inside Al Aqsa mosque, Islam’s third holiest place. It also comes while Israeli settlements continue to swallow more Palestinian lands in the West Bank and Jerusalem, threatening thousands of forced displacement.

(Source / 10.10.2021)

Six Palestinian prisoners remain on hunger strike against administrative detention

Days of Palestine – Ramallah – A total of six Palestinian prisoners in Israeli detention currently remain on hunger strike in protest of their unfair administrative detention without a charge or trial, according to the Detainees Affairs Commission.

The longest hunger-striker of the six prisoners is prisoner Kayed Fasfous, who has been on hunger strike for 88 days in protest of his detention without a charge or trial, followed by Muqdad Qawasmeh (81 days), Alaa Aaraj (64 days), Hesham Abu Hawwash (55 days), Rayeq Besharat (50 days), and Shadi Abu Akr (47).

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Hasan Abed Rabbo, an attorney of the Commission, said the health condition of Qawasmeh has significantly deteriorated, and that he has lost 20 kg of weight as a result of the hunger strike.

He said Kayed al-Fasfous is also hospitalized in the Israeli Kaplan Medical Center due to deteriorating health conditions.

Read More: Six administrative detainees continue hunger strike in Israeli jails

Israel’s widely condemned policy of administrative detention allows the detention of Palestinians without charge or trial for renewable intervals usually ranging between three and six months based on undisclosed evidence that even a detainee’s lawyer is barred from viewing.

Currently, Israel is holding over 500 Palestinians in administrative detention, deemed illegal by international law, most of them former prisoners who spent years in prison for their resistance of the Israeli occupation.

Over the years, Israel has placed thousands of Palestinians in administrative detention for prolonged periods of time, without trying them, without informing them of the charges against them, and without allowing them or their counsel to examine the evidence.

Palestinian detainees have continuously resorted to open-ended hunger strikes as a way to protest their illegal administrative detention and to demand an end to this policy which violates international law.

(Source / 10.10.2021)

Israeli police attack Jerusalemite citizens in Bab al-Amud

Days of Palestine – Jerusalem – The Israeli occupation police on Saturday night attacked Jerusalemite young men in the Bab al-Amud area of the Old City and detained a number of them.

According to local sources, a Palestinian woman was injured when police forces savagely attacked and beat several young men during their presence in Bab al-Amud, set dogs on them, and rounded up six of them.

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Two of those young men were detained after their suffering from injuries during the events.

The police also intensively fired stun grenades during the events and chased young men in Sultan Suleiman’s streets after forcing them to leave Bab al-Amud.

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In recent days, police officers and extremist settlers escalated their acts of provocation and harassment against Jerusalemite young men in Bab al-Amud.

In a separate incident, violent clashes broke out between Jerusalemite youths and police forces in the Bir Ayyoub neighborhood in the Silwan district.

Local sources said that young men torched a pole carrying security cameras in the neighborhood and showered the police forces with a volley of firecrackers during the skirmishes.

(Source / 10.10.2021)

Israel razes Muslim grave in East Jerusalem cemetery

Days of Palestine – Jerusalem – The Israeli occupation municipality of West Jerusalem today infringed on the centuries-old al-Yousifieh Islamic cemetery in occupied East Jerusalem, according to Mustafa Abu Zahra, caretaker of the Islamic cemeteries in the holy city.

He said that a municipality bulldozer today destroyed one of the graves and the bones were scattered.

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Palestinians who were present in the area blocked the work of the bulldozer and forced it out of the area.

The Israeli municipality intends to build a park at the location of the cemetery, a step that has angered many residents of East Jerusalem who have loved ones buried in that cemetery.

Read More: Center  for Human Rights wins legal decision equating East Jerusalem residents’ health rights with Israeli citizens

In Early December 2020, a municipality bulldozer demolished the cemetery’s stone wall, a week after demolishing its stairway.

(Source / 10.10.2021)

Israeli Colonizers Cause Damage To Many Palestinian Cars Near Jerusalem

Illegal Israeli colonizers caused serious damage, Saturday, to many Palestinian-owned cars parked near Beit Iksa village, northwest of occupied Jerusalem.

Local sources said the colonizers came from the illegal Har Shmuel colony which was built on the Palestinian lands.

They added that the Palestinians had to park their cars close to the colony due to ongoing closures and roadblocks by the Israeli army on the main road leading to Jerusalem city.

The attack is not the first, especially when the colonizers burnt, a few months ago, four Palestinian cars and caused damage to many other vehicles in the same area.

Beit Iksa is inhabited by nearly 2000 Palestinians and is isolated by the illegal Annexation Wall, in addition to being subject to constant violations by the soldiers and the colonizers.

(Source / 10.10.2021)

Soldiers Attack Many Palestinians, Abduct Four, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Saturday evening, many young Palestinian men, and abducted four, in Bab al-Amoud, and Silwan, in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers assaulted many young Palestinian men in Bab al-Amoud (Damascus Gate) area, causing various cuts and bruises.

They added that the soldiers abducted four of the young men, and took them to a nearby detention and interrogation facility.

The soldiers also chased many Palestinians in Sultan Suleiman Street after forcing them to leave Bab al-Amoud.

Furthermore, the soldiers attacked several Palestinians in Silwan town, in Jerusalem, leading to protests.

The army fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at the Palestinians before many military jeeps invaded the town.

Some protesters managed to damage surveillance cameras in the area during the protests.

In related news, illegal Israeli colonizers caused serious damage to several parked Palestinian-owned cars near Beit Iksa village, northwest of Jerusalem.

(Source / 10.10.2021)