Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians Near Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, four Palestinians in Hableh village, south of Qalqilia, in northern West Bank.

Local sources said several army jeeps invaded the village before the soldiers searched several homes and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.

They added that the soldiers abducted Ali Ahmad al-Jada’, 38, Hamza Saleh Mardawi, 36, Anas Hussein Salman, 33, and Ahmad Omar Odah, 30.

In related news, Israeli forces shot and injured a Palestinian child in Beit Ummar town, northwest of Hebron in the southern occupied West Bank.

Earlier on Sunday, the soldiers also shot two teens, injuring one seriously, in al-Beireh, in central West Bank.

On Friday, Israeli occupation forces killed a 13-year-old child, identified as Mohammad  Da’das, In Deir al-Hatab village, east of the northeern West Bank city of Nablus, and caused another teen to lose his eye after shooting him directly in the eye with a steel round.

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The slain child Muhammad Da’das from the new Askar refugee camp 

(Source / 08.11.2021)

Soldiers Shoot and Injure a Palestinian Child, near Hebron

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Israeli forces, on Sunday, shot and injured another child in Beit Ummar town, northwest of Hebron in the southern occupied West Bank, according to a local activist.

Local monitor of human rights violations committed by Israeli soldiers and settlers, Mohammad Awad, told the Palestinian News and Information Agency (WAFA) that the child was present at his family farm when soldiers fired a rubber-coated steel round, striking him in the head.

The child, who remained unidentified at the time of this report, was transferred to Alia Hospital in Hebron city for medical intervention.

The child’s condition was reported as stable.

Earlier on Sunday, Israeli soldiers shot two teenagers with rubber-coated steel rounds, striking one of them in the head, causing a serious injury.

Furthermore, on Friday, occupation forces killed a 13 year old child and caused another teen to lose his eye after shooting him directly in the eye with a steel round.

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The slain child Muhammad Da’das from the new Askar refugee camp [Photo: Palestine TV]
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Teen shot in the eye in Beita 

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Soldiers Abduct Nine Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least nine Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah, in central West Bank, searched many homes, and abducted Abed Othman Safi, 28, and Issa Safi, 28.

They added that the soldiers also invaded Silwad town, northeast of Ramallah, before storming an apartment building, and abducted two Palestinians, one of them has been identified as Yousef Samed Hammad.

In addition, the soldiers invaded Rantis village, west of Ramallah, searched homes, and abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Mo’taz Wahdan.

It is worth mentioning that undercover Israeli soldiers infiltrated into the at-Tireh neighborhood in Ramallah, but were unable to ambush and abduct any Palestinians.

In Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, the soldiers invaded Janata village, east of the city, and abducted Suleiman Faisal al-‘Arouj, 26, from his home.

In Tulkarem, in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Hussein Hilmi Abu Shanab, from his home in the Eastern Neighborhood.

The soldiers also invaded many neighborhoods in Qalqilia city, in northern West Bank.

In Nablus, in northern West Bank, the soldiers invaded Balata refugee camp, east of the city, searched homes, and abducted a young man, identified as Shamekh Hashshash.

In the occupied capital, Jerusalem, the soldiers invaded Beit Anan village, northwest of the city, and abducted Mohammad Rabea’ from his home, in addition to summoning Ahmad Bakr Rabea for interrogation after breaking into his home and searching it.

On Sunday night after midnight, the soldiers invaded the Abu Tayeh neighborhood in Silwan, in Jerusalem, and fired many concussion grenades at random, before withdrawing without conducting any arrests.

(Source / 08.11.2021)

Settlers Assault Three Palestinians, Including Two Women, near Hebron

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Illegal colonial settlers attacked, on Sunday, three Palestinian civilians on their own property, east of Yatta town, south of Hebron city in the southern occupied West Bank, according to a local official.

Coordinator of the Protection and Resilience Committees, Fouad Al-Amour, told the Palestinian News and Information Agency (WAFA) that at least twenty two colonists attacked three civilians with batons, including two women, in the al-Tha’ala community.

One of the victims of the assault, Youssef Awad, stated that two colonists were grazing their sheep near his home
in the al-Tha’ala community, when at least twenty more colonists arrived and they all began beating him, his wife, and another female relative with batons.

All of the victims sustained light injuries.

Photographic and video evidence shows the occupation soldiers fully protecting and supporting the illegal settlers attack instead of reprimanding them for the attack, a common occurrence.

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Authorities Order Stop Work on Homes, Confiscate Tents in the West Bank

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Nine Palestinian families, on Monday, received orders by the occupation authorities to stop the construction of their homes southeast of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, according to local sources.

The sources told the Palestinian News and Information Agency (WAFA) that soldiers invaded the ‘Arab ar Ramadin and Arab Abu Farda communities,, isolated by the illegal Apartheid Wall, and handed nine families stop-construction orders, under the pretext of the homes being located in ‘Area C’.

In related context, Israeli forces tore down and seized, on Sunday, seven Palestinian-owned tents in the Umm al-Jamal area in the northern Jordan Valley, in the northern occupied West Bank, according to the Wall and Colonization Resistance Commission.

It added that the tents, belonging to Palestinian citizens Muhammad Ahmad Alyan Awad and his son Ali, were used as residential shelters and livestock barns.

(Source / 08.11.2021)

Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishing Boats in Gaza

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Monday morning, at several Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters in the northern and southern parts of the besieged coastal region.

Media sources said the navy ships fired several live rounds at the fishing boats, in the allotted fishing zones, in Khan Younis and Rafah, in the southern part of the coastal region.

They added that the attacks did not lead to casualties or damage, but forced the fishermen back to the shore without being able to fish to provide for their families, in fear of further violations and escalation.

The army frequently attacks farmersshepherds, workers, and fishermen across the eastern parts of the coastal region and in Palestinian territorial waters, leading to dozens of casualties,  including fatalities, in addition to preventing the Palestinians from tending to their lands and from fishing to provide for their families.

In March of this year, the Palestinian Interior Ministry in Gaza said Israeli mines were responsible for an explosion that led to the death of three fishermen.

(Source / 08.11.2021)

Israeli military activates decision deeming six Palestinian human rights NGOs terrorist

 A still from surveillance footage taken on the morning of July 29, 2021 inside the Defense for Children International – Palestine office in Ramallah. The still shows Israeli soldiers shortly after they broke down the door and began confiscating computers, laptops, and files

West Bank (QNN)- The Israeli army on Sunday issued an order declaring the six Palestinian human rights organizations as illegal in the West Bank. The declaration makes it possible for the Israeli army to close the organizations’ offices and subject their staff to criminal sanctions and administrative detention.

The decision also makes it possible for the Israeli occupying army to confiscate properties belonging to the six NGOs.

The occupation state had designated Palestinian human rights organizations as “terrorist organizations” two weeks ago.

The six organizations are the Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights, Al-Haq, the Bisan Center for Research and Development, Defense for Children Palestine, Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC), and the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees.

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Devices of Palestinian human rights activists hacked by Israeli NSO spyware

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Spyware from the Israeli surveillance company NSO Group was detected on the mobile phones of six Palestinian human rights activists, in the first known instance of Palestinian activists being targeted by the military-grade Pegasus spyware.

The human rights non-governmental organization (NGO) Front Line Defenders (FLD) shared the data they collected with the Citizen Lab and Amnesty International’s Security Lab for separate independent peer review of their initial findings. FLD’s analysis indicated that six devices belonging to six Palestinian human rights defenders were hacked with Pegasus.

The use of Pegasus spyware against journalists, rights activists and political dissidents from Mexico to Saudi Arabia has been documented since 2015.

The spyware gives intruders access to everything a person stores and does on their phone, including real-time communications. It even turns the infected device into a spying device by using its mic.

It is not clear who placed the NSO spyware. Three of the hacked Palestinians work for civil society groups. The others do not, and wish to remain anonymous, Frontline Defenders says.

Among those hacked is Ubai Aboudi, a 37-year-old economist and US citizen who runs the Bisan Center for Research and Development in Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank. The group is one of the six slapped with terrorist designations by Israel last month. Also, researcher Ghassan Halaika, of the Al-Haq rights group.

Also, among those targeted, Salah Al Hammouri, a Palestinian-French Lawyer and human rights defender, who has been recently revoked his permanent residency status in Jerusalem based on a “breach of allegiance to the State of Israel.”

The administration of US President Joe Biden last week blacklisted the NSO Group and a lesser-known Israeli competitor, Candiru, for developing and supplying spyware to foreign governments “that used these tools to maliciously”.

(Source / 08.11.2021)

‘Israel’ surveils West Bank Palestinians in massive facial recognition program, Washington Post reports

Occupied West Bank (QNN)- Israeli forces have been carrying a campaign to extensively take photos of Palestinians in the West Bank for a facial recognition database that is being used to monitor Palestinians.

A new investigative report by the Washington Post published on Monday, revealed that over the last two years, Israeli soldiers began to use a facial recognition smartphone technology called Blue Wolf to take pictures of Palestinians’ faces and cross-reference them against a database of other photos. The app then alerts the soldier whether individuals should be detained based on prior information about them.

In order to create a database, Israeli soldiers took photos of Palestinians and competed with one another over the number of pictures that they took. It is thought that the database contains thousands of photos, the Post stated.

The Post’s report depended on testimonies by Israeli soldiers and information by Breaking the Silence, an organization of Israeli army veterans that exposes army abuses committed in the occupied territories.

The report added that Israeli forces had installed facial recognition cameras in military checkpoints in occupied Hebron. The cameras are part of a broader network of closed-circuit television cameras known as Hebron Smart City, which according to an ex-soldier, also tracks Palestinians in their homes.

The surveillance network also includes White Wolf, an app that had been previously disclosed and that is used by security officials in West Bank settlements to provide identification information about Palestinians before they enter settlements to work.

(Source / 08.11.2021)

US Congresswoman calls on US to stop enabling killing of Palestinian children

Days of Palestine – Ramallah – US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has called on the US to stop enabling the killing of Palestinian children.

Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American woman elected to the Congress, made her call as she condemned the killing of 13-year-old Mohammed Da‘adas, a resident of the Askar refugee camp in Nablus, who was shot in the stomach during a post-prayer confrontation with Israeli forces in Deir al-Hatab village, east of Nablus, that has become the site of repeated attacks by Israeli settler-colonists over the past month.

Read More: US grassroots movement slams Israel’s killing of 13-year-old Palestinian minor

Rashia responded to the teen’s killing by re-tweeting: “Our country must stop enabling the killing of children.”

Da’das was hit by a live bullet in the stomach, and was rushed to hospital, when doctors found that his heart had already stopped. The child was announced dead shortly following his admission to hospital.

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(Source / 08.11.2021)