Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians In Nablus

Israeli soldiers injured, on Tuesday at night, many Palestinians in the eastern area of Nablus city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Media sources several army jeeps invaded the area to accompany dozens of colonizers into Joseph Tomb, in the eastern part of the city, leading to protests.

They added that the soldiers also invaded homes and occupied their rooftops, especially in the Amman Street area, to use them as monitoring towers and firing posts.

The soldiers fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs at the protesters, wounding several Palestinians with the rubber-coated steel bullets and causing many others to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

Joseph the patriarch is revered by Jews, Muslims, Christians, and Samaritans alike, however, the Israeli military allows Jews to visit as part of organized pilgrimages, despite the site being in Area A where the PA has full control and prohibits Muslims from worshiping at the site.

Ultra-orthodox and nationalist Jews regularly try to visit the shrine without approval, as many Jews believe the tomb to be the final resting place of the biblical figure in the Old Testament.

Palestinians believe that Joseph’s Tomb is the funerary monument to Sheikh Yousif Dweikat, a local religious figure.

On Tuesday evening, the soldiers abducted a former political prisoner, and detained six farmers from one family, in two separate incidents near Jenin, in northern West Bank.

Also on Tuesday evening, the soldiers shot a young Palestinian man, before abducting him near Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The army also prevented international diplomats from entering Shuhada Street in Hebron.

(Source / 03.11.2021)

Israeli Army Invades Many Areas In Bethlehem

Many Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Tuesday night after midnight, several areas in Bethlehem governorate, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, before the soldiers stormed and searched homes and stores, in addition to inspecting surveillance recordings.

Local sources said dozens of soldiers invaded the villages of Jouret ash-Sham’a, Um Salmouna, Marah Rabah, and al-Manshiyya near Teqoua town, southeast of Bethlehem.

They added that the soldiers broke into and violently searched many shops and homes, and interrogated several Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.

They added that the soldiers also inspected surveillance recordings in the invaded properties, while the army also surrounded many areas and installed roadblocks. There have been no reports of protests, injuries, or abductions during the invasions.

On Tuesday at night, the soldiers injured many Palestinians in the eastern area of Nablus city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

On Tuesday evening, the soldiers abducted a former political prisoner, and detained six farmers from one family, in two separate incidents near Jenin, in northern West Bank.

Also on Tuesday evening, the soldiers shot a young Palestinian man, before abducting him near Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The army also prevented international diplomats from entering Shuhada Street in Hebron.

(Source / 03.11.2021)

Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Ramallah

The Israeli army abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, three Palestinians when dozens of soldiers invaded many areas in Ramallah governorate, in the central West Bank, before breaking into homes and searching them.

The soldiers invaded Um ash-Sharayet neighborhood in the al-Biereh city, searched homes, and abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Haitham Syaj.

The soldiers also invaded many areas in the cities of Ramallah and al-Biereh, in addition to Birzeit town, before abducting two young men, both are students at Birzeit Univeirty identified as Mohammad Habibn and Mohamma Atef, from their homes in Birzeit.

The invasions led to protests before the soldiers fired a few live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs; there have been no reports of injuries or additional abductions.

In related news, the soldiers abducted a young man, identified as Odai al-Louzi, on Tuesday at night, after breakjing into his home and ransacking it, in Kafr ‘Aqab town, north of occupied Jerusalem.

On Tuesday night after midnight, the soldiers invaded several areas in Bethlehem governorate, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, before the soldiers stormed and searched homes and stores, in addition to inspecting surveillance recordings.

On Tuesday at night, the soldiers injured many Palestinians in the eastern area of Nablus city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

On Tuesday evening, the soldiers abducted a former political prisoner, and detained six farmers from one family, in two separate incidents near Jenin, in northern West Bank.

Also on Tuesday evening, the soldiers shot a young Palestinian man, before abducting him near Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The army also prevented international diplomats from entering Shuhada Street in Hebron.

(Source / 03.11.2021)

Army Abducts A Father And His Son In Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, a Palestinian father and his son in Yatta town, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the town before the soldiers stormed and searched the homes of Azzam Khalil Shehada, and abducted him along with his son, Thaer.

They added that the soldiers also installed roadblocks at the entrance of Sa’ir and Halhoul towns, northeast and north of Hebron, in addition to Hebron’s northern and southern roads, before stopping and searching dozens of cars, and interrogated the Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.

Also at dawn, the army abducted three Palestinians when dozens of soldiers invaded many areas in Ramallah governorate, in the central West Bank, before breaking into homes and searching them

On Tuesday night after midnight, the soldiers invaded several areas in Bethlehem governorate, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, before the soldiers stormed and searched homes and stores, in addition to inspecting surveillance recordings.

On Tuesday at night, the soldiers injured many Palestinians in the eastern area of Nablus city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

On Tuesday evening, the soldiers abducted a former political prisoner, and detained six farmers from one family, in two separate incidents near Jenin, in northern West Bank.

Also on Tuesday evening, the soldiers shot a young Palestinian man, before abducting him near Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The army also prevented international diplomats from entering Shuhada Street in Hebron.

(Source / 03.11.2021)

WAFA: “Israel orders demolition of five houses west of Salfit”

SALFIT, Wednesday, November 03, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli occupation authorities today issued demolition orders against five houses in the town of Kafr ad-Dik, west of the occupied West Bank city of Salfit, according to local sources.

Mayor of Kafr al-Deek, Ibraheem al-Essa, told WAFA that the Israeli forces barged their way into the western part of the town, located on the main road running to the nearby town of Deir Ballut, and handed five residents notices to tear down their houses.

Al-Essa added that the soldiers also handed another resident an order to demolish his house in the eastern part of the town, and another an order to halt the construction of his agricultural room.

Israel demolishes Palestinian houses and structures almost on a daily basis as a means to achieve “demographic control” of the occupied territories.

Israel denies planning permits for Palestinians to build on their own land or to extend existing houses to accommodate natural growth, particularly in Jerusalem and Area C, which constitutes 60 percent of the occupied West Bank and falls under full Israeli military rule, forcing residents to build without obtaining rarely-granted permits to provide shelters for their families.

In contrast, Israel argues that building within existing colonial settlements is necessary to accommodate the “natural growth” of settlers. Therefore, it much more easily gives the over 700,000 Jewish Israeli settlers there building permits and provides them with roads, electricity, water and sewage systems that remain inaccessible to many neighboring Palestinians.

(Source / 03.11.2021)

Soldiers Demolish a Home Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers demolished, Wednesday, a Palestinian home near Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Fuad al-‘Amour, the coordinator of the Protection and Steadfastness Committees in Masafer Yatta and Southern Hebron Hills, said the soldiers, accompanied by several bulldozers, invaded the al-Jawaya community, east of Yatta, and demolished (Video by WAFA News) a 150 square/meter home, owned by Hussein Nawaj’a and his ten family members.

Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the National and Popular Committees against the Annexation Wall & Colonies in southern Hebron, said the soldiers handed, in June of this year, demolition orders targeting three homes, a shed, an agricultural room, and four wells in the al-Jawaya area, east of Yatta.

Jabour added that the soldiers constantly target the Palestinian communities in the area to force the residents out of their lands to expand the illegal Ma’on colony, built on stolen Palestinian lands, and stated that Israel continues to violate International Law by its violations, especially since the Palestinians have all official deeds proving ownership of their lands.

He called on various local, regional, and international human rights and legal groups to act on ending the Israeli violations, and hold Israel accountable for its crimes.

(Source / 03.11.2021)

Human rights scholars, centers urge US to demand ‘Israel’ to reverse labeling Palestinian NGOs as terror

Over 80 international human rights scholars, centers, institutes and clinical programs have called on the Biden administration to demand that the Israeli occupation government reverse its decision of labeling six prominent Palestinian human rights NGOs as “terror” groups and closing of their offices.

In a joint statement, the signatories said Israel’s labeling of six Palestinian NGOs as terror groups is an “affront to human rights, freedom of expression and association, and a thinly-veiled move to shut down legitimate criticism of Israeli human rights abuses.”

“Human rights organizations around the world have learned from and aspire to attain the skill, experience, knowledge, and dedication that the staff and leadership of these human rights organizations have displayed in the face of the extreme oppression of the Israeli occupation,” the statement read.

They noted that members of the U.S. Congress are deliberating a bill, spearheaded by Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn), Defending the Human Rights of Palestinian Children and Families Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act, on which they, and Congresswoman McCollum, worked closely with DCI-P.

“Congresswoman McCollum has just issued a statement condemning the shut-down of the Palestinian NGO’s, and we echo her call to the Biden administration to urge the Israeli government to reverse the decision and restore these organizations’ ability to continue their important work,” they said.

They also said that the six organizations have collaborated with a “vast number of human rights institutions around the world, including on cases and projects, workshops and conferences, and human rights reports.”

“They are our colleagues in the global human rights struggle. Some of us have worked with them directly, while others have benefitted from their human rights reporting and expertise in the region. Others know them by reputation,” they added.

They pointed out that even before Israel labeled them as terror groups, “they faced constant harassment and efforts by the Israeli government and government-supported parastatal organizations to cut off their funding and discredit their work.”

“Until now, they have persevered, in part because they have the support of international partners and funders, who recognize the critical importance of their advocacy on behalf of ordinary Palestinians suffering under Israel’s occupation.”

“They have documented human rights violations committed by both the Palestinian Authority and Israeli security forces, litigated on behalf of Palestinians detained indefinitely without trial, and sought to protect the rights of women and children.”

“Without their presence in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, ordinary Palestinians will be left without skilled, experienced legal advocates to defend them—and the world will be deprived of critical information about the human rights situation throughout the region.”

These organizations would not have the international recognition and global network of partners and collaborators in their human rights work if the pretext Israel has given for declaring them to be ‘terrorist organizations’ were credible, they added.

They urged the Biden Administration to immediately demand that Israel rescind its order, and restore the rights of the six NGOs to carry out their work.

They also called upon the “donor community to maintain their support for these organizations so they can continue their vital work.”

The Israeli War Ministry on 19 October 2021 issued a military order declaring six Palestinian civil society organizations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory to be “terrorist organizations.”

The groups are Addameer, al-Haq, Defense for Children Palestine, the Union of Agricultural Work Committees, Bisan Center for Research and Development and the Union of Palestinian Women Committees.

The designation, made pursuant to a 2016 Israeli statute, effectively outlaws the activities of these civil society groups.

It authorizes Israeli occupation authorities to close their offices, seize their assets and arrest and jail their staff members, and it prohibits funding or even publicly expressing support for their activities.

Under Israeli law, membership in terror organizations is punishable by five to seven years in jail, while aiding them is punishable by five years, and praising or promoting them can result in a three-year-long jail sentence.

Israel’s decision sparked a swift backlash around the globe, with the EU, US Jewish NGOs, progressive Democrats, and international human rights organizations expressing criticism.

(Source / 03.11.2021)

Irish FM: ‘Israel’ hasn’t given us evidence labeling Palestinian NGOs as terror

‘Israel’ hasn’t shown Ireland or the European Union credible evidence to prove that there is substance behind its decision last week to designate six Palestinian human right NGOs as terror groups, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney told Israel’s The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.

“We have asked for, as has the EU, the evidence basis for designating those NGOs,” he explained to The Jerusalem Post, just before heading to meet with Israeli occupation President Isaac Herzog.

But “we have not gotten any credible evidence to link the NGOs to terrorism, certainly not that I have seen,” said Coveney.

The issue is high on his agenda during his two-day visit to the occupation state, The Jerusalem Post said, because Ireland provides funding to two of the NGOs targeted by ‘Israel’: Al-Haq and Addameer.

“We have very robust systems of knowing where our money is spent and how it is spent,” Coveney explained, adding that the two groups had passed inspection by his government.

The document Israel has provided to Ireland did not make the case for such a charge, so more evidence is needed, he said.

“This isn’t the case of us accusing Israel of anything; we simply are asking the question,” Coveney said.

“Two organizations that we provide modest funding to and who are representing people predominantly in occupied territory in the West Bank have been now designated as effectively supporting terrorist organizations, and we would like to see the evidence base for that,” Coveney added.

He said that should the charge be proven to be correct, Ireland “would act on that right away… I would never allow Irish taxpayer’s money to [go toward] supporting terrorism or violence or inciting to violence.”

It is important for democratic countries like Israel to support civil society, Coveney said.

“Any functioning democracy in my view has to facilitate that civil society space of active criticism and sometimes protest.”

“We fund lots of NGOs who are very critical of me and are very critical of the Irish government. That is what NGOs do. They shake things up. They ask hard questions. They lobby on certain issues and they often protect minorities and people who can’t protect themselves,” Coveney added.

On October 22, the Israeli occupation government declared six leading Palestinian NGOs to be affiliated with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP): Addameer, Al Haq, Bisan Center, DCI-P, Samidoun and UAWC.

Under Israeli law, membership in terror organizations is punishable by five to seven years in jail, while aiding them is punishable by five years, and praising or promoting them can result in a three-year-long jail sentence.

The Israeli law also permits authorities to confiscate any “terror organization’s” assets and limit its use of space.

The occupation state has targeted civil society dissenters for decades. In the early 2000s however, a series of right-wing organizations, funders and politicians sought to support the Israeli government’s brutal repression of Palestinians by accelerating the attack on civil society dissenters as Israel’s abuses mounted.

In the mid to late aughts, several Israeli human rights organizations came under organized attack, including groups like B’tselem, Yesh Din.

In 2019, Israeli authorities expelled Human Rights Watch’s director in Palestine, Omar Shakir, who is an American citizen after revoking his work visa, accusing him of supporting the BDS movement.

Israel’s decision sparked a swift backlash around the globe, with the EU, US Jewish NGOs, progressive Democrats, and international human rights organizations expressing criticism.

(Source / 03.11.2021)

Hacker group Black Shadow leaks information of hundreds of thousands more Israelis

Hacker group Black Shadow on Tuesday night released private information on nearly 300,000 Israelis receiving medical treatment at the Mor Institute, including patient requests and test results, hours after leaking the personal details of users of an LGBTQ dating app.

The hacker group Black Shadow yesterday also published information on some 30,000 registered users of 103FM Radio’s website and nearly 500,000 customers of Locker Ambin Ltd.

Black Shadow shared the information via an Excel file shared with a new group they created on Telegram.

They also provided links allowing others to download information obtained from the Atraf app.

Black Shadow demanded on Sunday that $1 million be paid to it within 48 hours, or it would leak or sell the rest of the information it collected from Israeli LGBTQ dating app “Atraf”.

On Saturday night, Black Shadow leaked data from various companies serviced by the Israeli Internet company Cyberserve, including Atraf, the Kavim and Dan bus companies and the tour booking company Pegasus.

The latest attack was announced by the group on Friday, with Black Shadow claiming it had damaged the servers.

Earlier that day, they leaked data from the Kavim bus app after previous threats. “They did not contact us …So first data is here,” the group said on Telegram, affixing a photo of what appeared to be a database of Israeli citizens’ personal information. “If you do not contact us, it will be more,” added the group.

Cyberserve is a web hosting company, meaning it provides servers and data storage for other companies across industries. The data seized by the hackers includes a wide variety of businesses, from travel bookings company Pegasus to the Dan bus company and even the Israeli Children’s Museum.

Black Shadow claimed on its Telegram channel on Sunday that neither Israeli government officials nor Cyberserve contacted them about their ransom demand, so they had decided to allow the public to provide the $1 million ransom they were demanding.

“It is obvious this is not an important problem for them,” said the group. “We know everybody is concerned about ‘Atraf’ database. As you know we are looking for money.”

The group promised that if it got the ransom, it would not leak the information of about one million people it had collected from Atraf. The group did not make any promises about any of the other data it had collected.

Black Shadow is responsible for previous attacks on Israeli vehicle insurance company Shirbit and finance company KLS. In its previous attacks, the companies affected claimed that the group was Iranian, despite cybersecurity experts rejecting the claims.

(Source / 03.11.2021)

Pictures| Israeli forces demolish two-Palestinian-owned stores in Jerusalem

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces on Wednesday morning demolished two- Palestinian-owned commercial stores in Hizma town, north-east the occupied city of Jerusalem.

Local sources said the Israeli forces escorted bulldozers to the Hizma town, surrounded the area near the Hizma checkpoint and demolished two commercial Palestinian stores, without notifying its owner with the demolition order.



The stores are owned by Jerusalemite AbdelAziz al-Khatib whom the occupation authorities demolished for him 18 commercial stores three months ago.

Using the pretext of illegal building, ‘Israel’ demolishes houses and structures on a regular basis to restrict Palestinian expansion in occupied Jerusalem.

At the same time, the Israeli occupation 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.

Hundreds of Palestinian families are being threatened with forced 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.

(Source / 03.11.2021)