Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Sunday, two Palestinians, both former political prisoners, in Bethlehem and Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank.
Several army jeeps invaded the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem before the soldiers abducted a former pollical prisoner, identified as Raghad Raed Shamrookh, 26, after storming his home and ransacking it.
It is worth mentioning that Raghad was imprisoned by Israel for two and a half years, and was only released on August 27, 2021.
In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted a young man, identified as Raed Zghayyar while walking near Bab al-Majles, one of the gates leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and took him to an interrogation center in the city.
Zghayyar, a former political prisoner, is an employee of the Construction Committee of the Islamic Endowment Department at the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
In related news, the soldiers invaded Kafr Ni’ma village, northwest of Ramallah, leading to protests; the soldiers fired live rounds, gas bombs, and rubber-coated steel bullets.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is trying to stop a prisoner exchange agreement between the occupation state of ‘Israel’ and Hamas, Egyptian sources claimed on Saturday.
The sources, quoted by the Qatari-affiliated media outlet Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, accused Abbas of “playing a destructive role” in obstructing the completion of the prisoner deal brokered by Egypt.
According to the unnamed sources, Abbas is seeking to hinder Egypt’s mediation efforts because he opposes the inclusion in the list of Palestinian prisoner in Israeli jails and Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti, who Hamas wants released from an Israeli prison.
Abbas believes that Hamas’s decision to include Barghouti and other prominent prisoners “aims primarily to embarrass him and to show him as being negligent on the prisoners’ issue and efforts to release them,” the sources added.
“Abbas’s fears have increased because he realizes that Barghouti is a strong rival.”
The Egyptian sources claimed that Abbas “pressured more than one party, including Egypt, to reach agreement on some internal arrangements and matters related to him remaining in his position at the head of the Palestinian Authority for an indefinite period” before launching negotiations to reach a prisoner exchange deal between Hamas and Israel.
Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Masked Israeli settlers reportedly attacked a home on the edge of the Palestinian West Bank village of Burin with stones and set fire to a nearby field on Saturday, according to video evidence published by Israeli human rights organization Yesh Din.
Yesh Din reported that the incident during which the violence occurred initially involved some 15 Israeli settlers but that the number grew to 30.
The video published by Yesh Din showed extremist settlers with cloth head coverings that covered their faces.
One settler in jeans could be seen setting fire to grassland, while a brush fire rages behind them on the parched hillside.
Another settler in the video could be seen throwing a stone at the direction of a Palestinian home in Burin village, south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank.
At one point in the video, an Israeli soldier could be seen standing with the group of settlers but did nothing to stop them.
Palestinians responded by throwing stones and a clash erupted, Yesh Din said.
When the IOF arrived, soldiers threw stun grenades at the Palestinians and did not arrest any of the Israeli settlers, the NGO said.
One Palestinian, in his late twenties, was hit in the head by a stone and was treated at the scene. Others were lightly injured, Yesh Din said.
Yesh Din Executive Director Lior Amihai called on Israeli War Minister Benny Gantz and Public Security Minister Omer Bar-Lev to take action.
“How long will we endure this violence being carried out in our names?” Amihai asked. “Gantz, Bar-Lev – this is your responsibility.”
Surrounded by three illegal Israeli settlements, Burin has been the scene of frequent confrontations between Palestinian residents and Israeli forces and settlers, who always attack the schools and Palestinian houses in the village.
There are over 700,000 Israeli settlers living in illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem in violation of international law, particularly the Fourth Geneva Convention.
Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Israeli occupation authorities on Saturday forced a Palestinian family to self-demolish a room in its own home in Wadi al-Joz neighborhood in Silwan in the occupied city of Jerusalem.
At the order of the Israeli occupation municipality, the family of Bazbazat self-demolished a room in its home in Wadi al-Joz to avoid paying a fine in exorbitant demolition costs to the Israeli municipality (the staff and the police) if it carries out the demolition.
The family said that they self-demolished the room despite the fact that they had been asked, since 2005, to pay around $33,000 in fines for the construction of the room to the Israeli municipality.
The room was built in the 1990s and in 2019, the occupation municipality issued a demolition order to the room.
Lately, the family self-demolished the roof of the room. However, on Saturday night, the occupation municipality staff and police raided their home and ordered the room to be completely demolished.
Using the pretext of illegal building, ‘Israel’ demolishes houses on a regular basis to restrict Palestinian expansion in occupied Jerusalem.
At the same time, the municipality and the occupation government built tens of thousands of housing units in illegal settlements in occupied East Jerusalem for Jews with a goal to offset the demographic balance in favour of the Israeli settlers in the occupied city.
‘Israel’ has been moving its citizens into the neighbourhood since the 1980s. This has resulted in numerous human rights violations, including the forced displacement of Palestinian residents.
Hundreds of Palestinian families are being threatened with displacement and house demolitions by illegal settler groups, fully supported by the Israeli government.
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.
The Israeli court had previously rejected many appeals filed by the residents of Jerusalem, and allowed “Ateret Cohanim” to continue its procedures relevant to the immediate expelling of the Palestinian families.
Ateret Cohanim, a settler organization, has been seeking, with the support of Israeli occupation authorities, to forcibly evict some Palestinian families in Silwan, claiming the land is rightfully owned by a Jewish trust active in the area more than 100 years ago.
Occupied Palestine (QNN)- The prisoners’ movement has increased the level of preparedness in response to the Israeli ongoing violations and in preparation for any urgencies that would follow the failure of the talks with the Israeli Prison Service (IPS), according to the Information Bureau of Palestinian Detainees.
The bureau said that the talks between detainees and the IPS in the prisons of Ramona and Hadarim have failed.
It also added that it will never “leave the hunger-striking detainees of the Islamic Jihad movement alone”, adding that they call on the IPS to transfer them to other sections, in which hunger-striking detainees from all factions are held.
Detainees had said yesterday in a letter that more detainees will join the hunger strike in support of the detainees of the Islamic Jihad if the IPS rejects their demands and doesn’t restore the conditions as they existed prior to the Gilboa Prison Break.
Occupied Palestine (QNN)- The Israeli government on Sunday approved a bill, suggested by the minister of justice, to grant the Israeli police wider power, enabling it of carrying out search operations in Palestinian areas in the 1948-occupied territories.
Israeli Kan channel claimed that the law comes as part of “steps, which aim at combating violence and crime, especially in Arabic cities and villages.”
It added that the new law enables police to carry out searches in Palestinian areas even without a court order.
Experts fear that the law could be a tool to repress Palestinians in the 1948-occupied territories, especially as the occupation state has already approved other laws allowing the Israeli army and Shin Bet of operating more among Palestinians.
Days of Palestine – Ramallah – Seven prisoners are continuing their open hunger strike in the Israeli occupation prisons, in refusal of their administrative detention.
In addition to Fasfos, 5 prisoners are continuing their strike who are Miqdad Al-Qawasmeh for 88 days, Alaa Al-Araj for 71 days, Hisham Abu Hawash for 62 days, Shadi Abu Aker who has been on strike for 54 days, and Ayyad Al Harimi for 25 days.
Institutions concerned with prisoners warn of the dangerous health conditions of administrative prisoners who are on hunger strike, especially the two prisoners “Fasfos” and “Qawasmi”.
The institutions say that the danger to strikers increases day by day, and there is a fear that they may suffer a sudden health setback, and that their brain or nervous system may be harmed, especially as a result of lost fluids in the body.
Days of Palestine – Jerusalem – Dozens of extremist settlers guarded by heavily Israeli police Sunday morning stormed the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque through the Mughrabi Gate.
The Islamic Endowment Department in occupied Jerusalem reported that 77 settlers in addition to storming 2 members of Israeli intelligence stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque during the morning period, and carried out provocative tours in its courtyards.
Days of Palestine – Jerusalem – Clashes continued between Jerusalemite youths and the Israeli occupation forces during yesterday evening, Saturday, and last night, amidst the occupation forces firing bullets and sound bombs at Bab al-Amud in Jerusalem.
Jerusalemite and press sources reported that clashes erupted last night between the Israeli occupation forces and young men in Bab al-Amud. The police summoned cavalry teams to chase after the Jerusalemites and expel them from the place.
They added that the Israeli occupation forces abused the young men by searching for some and arresting others after beating them.
The frequency of attacks by the occupation and its settlers in the Bab al-Amud area has increased in recent days, coinciding with the excavation work in the Yusufiya cemetery and the high rate of settlers’ incursions into Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Sources pointed out that the occupation police arrested three children during yesterday’s confrontations, while others were wounded.
Last September witnessed a significant increase in crimes and violations by the Israeli occupation and settlers against Palestinian citizens in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem.
The periodic report issued by the Hamas media office in the West Bank documented that the occupation committed 2,694 violations last September, which increased by 40% compared to September of the previous year 2020.