Islamic Jihad: PA’s detentions ‘deepen division’ among Palestinians

Palestinians lift placards in Arabic which read "What a situation: Occupation... deceit... arrest... assassination" as a banner addressing Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reads "Leave" in Ramallah city in the occupied West Bank on July 3, 2021, as they rally for a protest denouncing the Palestinian Authority (PA) [ABBAS MOMANI/AFP via Getty Images]
Palestinians lift placards in Arabic which read “What a situation: Occupation… deceit… arrest… assassination” as a banner addressing Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reads “Leave” in Ramallah city in the occupied West Bank on July 3, 2021, as they rally for a protest denouncing the Palestinian Authority (PA)

Islamic Jihad yesterday condemned the detention campaign carried out by the Palestinian Authority (PA) against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank saying it only serves Israel’s interests, Quds Press reported.

In an interview with the news site, the movement’s head in Lebanon, Shakib El-Ayna, condemned the PA’s campaign against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, accusing the authority’s security services of “carrying out the mission of the Israeli occupation.”

“The PA’s detention of Palestinians does not serve anyone more than the Israeli occupation. At the same time, these detentions do not serve the national interests.”

“These detentions deepen division among the Palestinian people, mainly because they are targeting symbolic Palestinian figures,” he explained.

He went on to slam Israel’s “fierce campaign” targeting his movement’s prisoners inside Israeli jails after six prisoners escaped from the high security Gilboa Prison in September. He stressed that the occupation’s actions will not lead prisoners “to surrender or break their will, but will reinforce their persistence to get their freedom.”

Egypt: intelligence chief wants the PA back in Gaza

(Source / 09.11.2021)

Charity coordinates entry of ambulances into Gaza

Miles of Smiles coordinates entry of ambulances into Gaza, on 9 November 2021 [Miles of Smiles]
Miles of Smiles coordinates entry of ambulances into Gaza, on 9 November 2021

Miles of Smiles has coordinated the entry of a fleet of ambulances into the Gaza Strip.

Dr Essam Yousuf said that some 37 fully equipped ambulances arrived in the Strip following a campaign which brought together a number of global organisations under the banner ‘Egypt and Palestine…Hand in Hand for life’.

Yousuf extended his thanks to partner organisations and to Egypt and Jordan for facilitating the entry of ambulances and humanitarian aid to the enclave.

Medics International emphasised that it continues to implement a plan to provide humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip in the short and long term, especially following the outbreak of the coronavirus.The 15-year Israeli siege on Gaza has caused economic and humanitarian conditions to deteriorate in the coastal enclave, raising poverty rates and unemployment.

READ: Gaza’s sole power plant running out of fuel

(Source / 09.11.2021)

Palestinian factions call for UNRWA support

Workers of United Nations Palestine Refugee Agency (UNRWA) prepare aids distribute to Palestinian refugees in Al-Shati Camp in Gaza City, Gaza on January 14, 2020 [Ali Jadallah/Anadolu Agency]
Workers of United Nations Palestine Refugee Agency (UNRWA) prepare aid to distribute to families in Gaza on 14 January 2020 

Palestinian factions yesterday launched an initiative which is aimed at urging the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Refugees (UNRWA) to carry out its duties of helping millions of Palestinian refugees.

“The first protest will start in front of the UNRWA headquarters in the occupied Gaza Strip on Wednesday, with the participation of factional and popular groups,”, Hamas spokesperson, Hazem Kassem, said on Twitter, adding that the organisation’s work “must continue away from political biases.”

Kassem pointed out that the demonstrations would continue “across the Palestinian territories,” explaining that the they aimed at “emphasising the Palestinian refugees’ rights.”

The official noted that civil action was planned “this month in Gaza, the West Bank, Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria.”

UNRWA was created in 1949 to provide assistance and protection for the Palestinian refugees who were forced out of their homes to make way for the creation of the state of Israel.

READ: Half of Gaza children need mental health support: UNRWA

The organisation currently offers its services to about 5.3 million Palestinian refugees in the occupied territories, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.

The agency has faced severe financial difficulties since the US administration of President Donald Trump stopped donations altogether in 2018. Though some of these funds have been reinstated, they have failed to fill the funding gap.

Moreover, the United Arab Emirates sharply reduced its funding of the body in 2020, an UNRWA spokesman revealed earlier this year. Sami Mshasha said that the UAE donated $51.8 million to UNRWA in 2018 and again in 2019, but in 2020 it gave the agency just $1 million.

While the UK had more than halved its funds for UNRWA from £42.5 million ($57.2 million) in 2020 to £20.8 million ($28 million) in 2021. The UK was the third largest overall donor to UNRWA in 2020, but its latest cut puts it in the second tier of contributors.

(Source / 09.11.2021)

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Two Agricultural Rooms, Birds’ Pen, Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers demolished, Monday, two agricultural rooms and a birds’ pen in the Taybeh area in Tarqoumia town, west of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Abdul-Mon’em Fatafta, the mayor of Tarqoumia, told the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) that the soldiers invaded the area and demolished two agricultural rooms and a birds’ pen, on lands privately-owned by Mohammad Kamel Fatafta, Mohammad Ahmad Fatafta, and Aziz Jamil Ja’afra.

He added that the structures have been repeatedly demolished by the army over the past few years before the Palestinians rebuilt them each time as they are essential to the farmers and their livelihoods.

Fatafta also stated that the soldiers constantly demolish structures and barns in the area, mainly over the past few years, as Israel is trying to expand the illegal colonies, built on stolen Palestinian lands in the area, especially the colonies of Adora and Telem.

He called on local, regional, and international human rights and legal groups to intervene and stop the Israeli violations against the Palestinians, their homes, lands, and livelihoods.

(Source / 09.11.2021)

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Three Homes In Al-Walaja

Israeli soldiers demolished, Tuesday, three Palestinian homes in the al-Walaja village, west of Bethlehem in the occupied West  Bank, allegedly for being built without permits.

Khader al-A’raj, the head of al-Walaja Village Council, said the soldiers invaded the Ein Jweiza area in the village, and demolished three homes, each about 80 square/meters, owned by Tareq Nasr Abu at-Teen and his brother Ahmad, in addition to their cousin Mohammad Hussein Abu at-Teen.

He added that the is alleging that the three homes, inhabited by the families, were constructed without permits from the Civil Administration Office, run by the Israeli occupation army in the West Bank, although they were permitted by the Village Council.

It is worth mentioning that Israel previously demolished the home of Tareq Abu at-Teen in the same area before he rebuilt it to house his family.

Ein Jweiza is subject to ongoing Israeli violations, including the demolition of dozens of homes, in addition to many current demolition and halt construction, orders.

The demolitions come to allow for the expansion and construction of Israel’s illegal colonies, built on Palestinian lands.

The Israeli violations against al-Walaja started in the 1980s when Israel implemented its plans to annex the Palestinian lands to build its illegal colonies, by denying all construction permits filed by the Palestinians, in addition to dividing the lands, zoning and designating large areas as “green zones,” to prevent the Palestinians from using them, not to mention surrounding them with the illegal Annexation Wall.

Al-Walaja is already surrounded by the illegal colonies on Gilo, Har Gilo, Givat HaMatos, and Har Homa, which were all built on stolen Palestinian lands, in addition to the large areas of lands that were annexed when Israel paved roads leading to these colonies, installing railways and designating lands as natural reserves, off-limits to the Palestinians.

(Source / 09.11.2021)

Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians, Including A Mother And Her Child, In Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, four Palestinians, including a mother and her child, in Sielet al-Harithiyya and Ya’bad towns, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

Media sources in Jenin said the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes in Sielet al-Harithiyya, west of Jenin, before abducting Sabrin Zayyoud, the wife of a political prisoner, identified as Mohammad Zayyoud who was abducted by the army several months ago, and her child Ziad Mohammad Zayyoud, 14.

The soldiers also abducted Ziad’s uncle, a former political prisoner, identified as Maher Zoheir Zayyoud.

In addition, the soldiers invaded Ya’bad town, southwest of Jenin, and installed a roadblock, before abducting a college student, identified as Hamza Mohammad Abu Bakr, while heading to Kadoorie Technical College in Tulkarem, in northern West Bank.

It is worth mentioning that, on Tuesday at dawn and morning hours, the soldiers conducted live-fire military drills near Ya’bad town, southwest of Jenin.

The drills included helicopters, tanks, and armored vehicles, and were conducted close to Palestinian facilities, and the soldiers also prevented the Palestinians from entering their lands.

(Source / 09.11.2021)

Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Hebron And Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, three Palestinians in Hebron and Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank.

Media sources in Hebron, in southern West Bank, said the soldiers abducted Jibril Saher al-Atrash from his home in the city.

They added that the soldiers also invaded Beit Awwa town, west of Hebron, searched several homes, and abducted Qassam Bassem Masalma.

The soldiers also installed roadblocks on Hebron’s northern and southern roads, before stopping and searching dozens of cars, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.

In addition, the soldiers invaded Husan town, west of Bethlehem, and abducted Abed Bassem Hamamra, 21, from his home.

In related news, the soldiers abducted four Palestinians, including a mother and her child, in Sielet al-Harithiyya and Ya’bad towns, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

Furthermore, the soldiers demolished three Palestinian homes in the al-Walaja village, west of Bethlehem in the occupied West  Bank, allegedly for being built without permits.

(Source / 09.11.2021)

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Hebron

Israeli soldiers injured, Tuesday, dozens of Palestinians, including schoolchildren, at the main entrance of the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

Eyewitnesses said several army jeeps invaded the area, especially near the Al-‘Arroub Highschool for Boys, and attacked dozens of Palestinians who were holding a nonviolent procession in solidarity with the detainees, and chanting for liberation and independence.

They added that the soldiers fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades, causing scores of residents, including children, to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

In related news, Israeli colonizers infiltrated the Industrial Zone in al-Biereh city in central West Bank, before puncturing the tires of three Palestinian cars, and wrote racist graffiti on several cars and walls.

On Tuesday at dawn, the soldiers abducted three Palestinians in Hebron and Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank.

In related news, the soldiers abducted four Palestinians, including a mother and her child, in Sielet al-Harithiyya and Ya’bad towns, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

Furthermore, the soldiers demolished three Palestinian homes in the al-Walaja village, west of Bethlehem in the occupied West  Bank, allegedly for being built without permits.

(Source / 09.11.2021)

Army Sprays Toxins At Palestinian Orchard Near Bethlehem, Detroys 70 Olive Saplings

Israeli soldiers sprayed toxins, on Tuesday afternoon, into a Palestinian olive orchard in Battir town, west of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank, destroying dozens of olive saplings.

Local activist, Zaki al-Batma, stated that several army jeeps and bulldozers invaded the Marah Midwer area, in the eastern part of the town, before spraying the orchards with chemical toxins, leading to the destruction of at least seventy olive saplings.

Al-Batma added that the saplings are in lands, privately owned by Ghassan Oweina, however, the occupation army alleged that the saplings were planted in what was described as “state lands.”

It is worth mentioning that the area is subject to constant Israeli violations, especially the construction and expansion of the illegal colonies, in addition to frequent assaults by the soldiers and colonizers, including preventing the farmers from entering their lands and orchards.

Furthermore, the soldiers injured dozens of Palestinians, including schoolchildren, at the main entrance of the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

On Tuesday at dawn, the soldiers abducted three Palestinians in Hebron and Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank.

In related news, the soldiers abducted four Palestinians, including a mother and her child, in Sielet al-Harithiyya and Ya’bad towns, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

Furthermore, the soldiers demolished three Palestinian homes in the al-Walaja village, west of Bethlehem in the occupied West  Bank, allegedly for being built without permits.

(Source / 09.11.2021)

Two Families Forced to Demolish their Homes in occupied East Jerusalem

self demolition Jerusalem

Two Palestinian families were forced, on Tuesday, to self-demolish their homes in different neighborhoods of occupied East Jerusalem, according to local sources.

Sources told the Palestinian News and Information Agency (WAFA) that Aziz Oweisa embarked on the destruction of his own home in the Jabal al-Mokabber neighborhood in Jerusalem, under the pretext of building without an Israeli permit.

Oweisa was forced to tear down his home due to the occupation authorities threatening to charge excessive demolition fines, after imposing an unreasonable fine of 32,000 Israeli shekels ($10,300 US) for building without a license.

Additionally, on Tuesday, Israeli authorities delivered a demolition order to another Palestinian resident of the Jabal al-Mokabber neighborhood.

Furthermore, in Beit Hanina town, also in occupied East Jerusalem, a home was demolished by its Palestinian owner under the pretext of being built without a permit, according to the Wall and Colonization Resistance Commission.


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Demolishing a residential building in Beit Hanina by its owners following an order by the occupation municipality under the pretext of building without a permit

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(Source / 09.11.2021)