Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday evening, two Palestinian children in the al-‘Isawiya town, northeast of the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank.
Local sources said the soldiers invaded and searched several homes in the town and interrogated a few Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.
They added that the soldiers abducted Mohammad Zakariyya Oleyyan and Mohammad Jamal Oleyyan from their homes and took them to an interrogation facility.
Protests have been ongoing in the town since the soldiers killed a child, identified as Omar Abu ‘Assab, 16, on Wednesday, and refused to allow the transfer of his corpse to his family for a proper burial ceremony.
The Palestinian Detainees And Ex-Detainees Committee has reported, Saturday, that four Palestinian detainees are ongoing with the hunger strike, protesting their continued detention under the Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial; one of them started the strike 129 days ago.
The Committee stated that Kayed al-Fasfous started the strike 129 days ago, and is facing serious complications, but is determined to continue the strike protesting his arbitrary detention.
The three other detainees are Hisham Abu Hawwash who started the strike 96 days ago, Ayyad al-Hreimi, 59 days ago, and Luay al-Ashqar who began the strike 41 days ago.
The Committee’s spokesperson Hasan Abed-Rabbo stated that the condition of al-Fasfous is becoming more dangerous due to various complications that could result in a permanent disability and even death.
Abed-Rabbo added that al-Fasfous has blood clots, a significant deficiency of fluids and vitamins, in addition to frequently losing consciousness, and lately became unable to speak without difficulties.
He also said that Israel is refusing to end its illegal use of the Administrative Detention orders, holding hundreds of detainees captive without charges or trial, and called on the International Community to intervene and secure their release.
It is worth mentioning that, on Thursday, detained Ala’ al-A’raj ended the hunger strike that lasted for 103 days, after an agreement was reached to release him in February of the year 2022.
The Israeli authorities transferred, on Saturday evening, the corpse of Amjad Osama Abu Sultan, 15, to his family at the al-Jab’a military roadblock, west of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank. The transfer came one day after the army tried to hand the family the corpse of another slain Palestinian in what Israel called a “mistake.”
The child’s corpse was handed to Red Crescent medics who took it to Beit Jala governmental hospital; the family said it will ensure an autopsy is done before the proper burial ceremony.
Commenting on the initial transfer of the “wrong corpse,” Israeli officials said that the mix-up was an “unfortunate mistake,” an issue that also sheds light on Israel’s illegal policy of refusing to allow the transfer of the corpses of many slain Palestinians to their families.
The policy is also an illegal act of collective punishment which is illegal under International Law and all related human rights treaties.
It is worth mentioning that Amjad Abu Sultan was killed on October 15th, 2021, near Beit Jala city, west of Bethlehem, after the soldiers fired many live rounds at him and another child in Be’er ‘Owna area in Beit Jala. The other child was injured before the soldiers abducted him and took him to an interrogation facility.
The Israeli army claimed the soldiers opened fire at the Palestinians when they “tried to hurl Molotov cocktails at the Tunnels Road,” connecting the Gush Etzion colony with occupied Jerusalem.
The head of the Bethlehem office of the Detainees and Ex-Detainees committee, Monqith Abu Atwan, stated that Israeli is still refusing to allow the transfer of the corpses of 240 Palestinians who are buried in what is known as the “Numbers Graveyard.”
Abu Atwan stated that Israel is the only country in the world that punishes people in life and death, in an act that is not only illegal but also aims at punishing the families and inflicting more suffering on them by denying them the right to perform proper burial ceremonies.
On Friday evening, the army transferred the corpse of a slain woman, identified as Isra’ Khaled Khzaimiah, 30, to her family at the Salem military roadblock near the northern West Bank city of Jenin. Isra’ was killed on September 30, 2021, after the army claimed she carried a sharp object and attempted to stab officers before they delivered the fatal shots.
The army only allowed her father to accompany a Palestinian ambulance along with one medic and the head of the Civil Coordination Office, Taha al-Irani.
Israeli soldiers injured, earlier Sunday, a Palestinian journalist with a rubber-coated steel bullet and caused many Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation, in addition to abducting a young man, after several army jeeps invaded the central West Bank city of Ramallah and nearby al-Biereh.
The soldiers invaded the Ein Monjid neighborhood in Ramallah, leading to protests before the soldiers fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs.
Medical sources said the soldiers shot a journalist, identified as Maher Haroun, with a rubber-coated steel bullet, and caused dozens of residents to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.
Furthermore, the soldiers invaded the al-Biereh city, before storming and ransacking the home of Mohammad Salamin, 28, before abducting him.
The soldiers also invaded Birzeit city and drove around its various neighborhoods before withdrawing.
Israeli soldiers assaulted and abducted, Sunday, three Palestinian siblings, in addition to assaulting another young Palestinian man, in the al-‘Isawiya town, in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank.
Local sources several army jeeps invaded the town, before the soldiers invaded and ransacked at least one home, and abducted three siblings, identified as Bilal, Sultan, and Mohammad Rabah Abu al-Hummus.
During the invasion of their home, the soldiers assaulted the three siblings along with their fourth brother who was briefly detained.
In related news, the soldiers repeatedly assaulted a young man, identified as Khader Abu al-Hummus, causing various wounds before he was moved to a hospital.
It is worth mentioning that al-‘Isawiya has been witnessing constant invasions and violent searches of homes, leading to protests, after the soldiers killed, last Wednesday, 16, and is still refusing to allow the transfer of his body to his family.
On Sunday morning, one Palestinian was shot and killed by Israeli forces, one Israeli was killed and three more were injured, during an exchange of fire at the Bab al-Silsila Gate of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem.
The Palestinian News & Information Agency (WAFA) identified the slain Palestinian as Fadi Abu Shkheidem, 42, from the Shu’fat refugee camp, of occupied East Jerusalem.
Israeli sources said Abu Shkheidem, who was armed with a “Carlo” submachine gun, opened fire at Israeli police officers, at the Bab al-Silsila or Chain Gate, who shot him dead during the armed encounter.
They added Eliyahu David Kay, 26, was killed in the attack, and added that four Israelis, including two border police officers, were injured.
They stated that Kay was an immigrant from South Africa, who worked at the “Western Wall Heritage foundation,” and that he enlisted with the Israeli army in the year 2018.
He sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the head and succumbed to his injuries upon arrival at an Israeli hospital.
It is worth mentioning that dozens of soldiers invaded the home of Fadi Abu Shkheidim, and ransacked it, causing excessive property damage, in addition to interrogating the family.
During the invasion, the soldiers forced the family into one room of their home in Shu’fat refugee camp in Jerusalem, before summoning for interrogation Omar’s child Abdullah, only 8 years of age, along with his mother, sister and two brothers.
The invasion led to protests before the soldiers fired many rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.
The invasion led to protests before the soldiers fired many rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.
The incident took place after a 16-year-old child, identified as Omar Ibrahim Abu ‘Assab, was shot dead in Jerusalem after allegedly carrying out a stabbing attempt, Israeli authorities have withheld the teen’s body, a widespread practice of the occupation.
Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces shot dead the Palestinian freedom fighter, who allegedly carried out a shooting attempt against Israeli forces in the old city in Jerusalem, in the field on Sunday.
The incident took place around 9 a.m. near the Bab al-Silsila, one of the gates of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem.
Israeli media said that the Palestinian freedom fighter was shot and “neutralized.”
The freedom fighter has been identified as Sheikh Fadi Abu Shukhedem.
Eyewitnesses said he had been killed in the field, but that was not immediately confirmed.
Israeli media claimed that three Israeli policemen were wounded, and an Israeli settler died of his injuries.
The Israeli forces imposed a military cordon in the occupied city and immediately closed the site.
The Palestinian Islamic resistance movement of Hamas has praised the incident. Spokesman Hazem Qassem said, “This is a commando action in occupied Jerusalem. The city will continue to wage war until the occupying entity is driven out.”
The incident comes during a surge of Israeli assaults against Palestinians, especially in occupied Jerusalem.
Last Wednesday, the occupation forces also killed a Palestinian child for allegedly carrying out a stabbing attack.
Despite of health deterioration, four Palestinian detainees in Israeli jails continue their open-ended hunger strike in protest of their unfair administrative detention without a charge or trial and to gain their freedom.
The four hunger-striking detainees’ health condition has been deteriorating severely, as they have been suffering from powerful fatigue, exhaustion, headache, severe weight loss, irregular heart beats and serious decline in body fluids and vitamins.
The longest hunger-striker is Kayed Fasfous, as he has been on hunger strike for 130 days, lost over 40 kilograms of his weight, and suffers from pain all over his body.
He occasionally loses consciousness, and he suffers from tachycardia, pains in his chest, and low blood pressure.
The family of Fasfous said that doctors told him that he is close to sudden death and that they noticed signs indicating the formation of blood clots.
Fasfous is currently held at Barzilai Hospital, and after freezing his administrative detention on October 14, the Israeli occupation authorities reactivated his detention on October 29.
The Israeli occupation authorities refuse to release him despite his serious condition.
On November 16, Israeli High Court rejected an appeal for the fourth time to release Fasfous.
The 4 hunger-striking detainees are: •Kayed Fasfous (130 days of hunger strike) •Hisham abu Hawash (97 days of hunger strike) •Ayyad Harimi (60 days of hunger strike) •Loay Alashqar (42 days of hunger strike)
Over 45 Palestinian detainees started hunger strike since the start of 2021, in protest against Israel’s detention without a charge or trial.
Administrative detention is illegal under international law, however, the occupation state uses it to repress the Palestinian people.
‘Israel’ routinely uses administrative detention and has, over the years, placed thousands of Palestinians behind bars for periods ranging from several months to several years, without charging them, without telling them what they are accused of, and without disclosing the alleged evidence to them or to their lawyers.
Thus, the hunger strike is a method of a non-violent resistance which the prisoners use to protect their lives and their fundamental rights and a response to the occupation racist policies which they face in the prisons.
Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces earlier on Sunday demolished two-Palestinian-owned agricultural structures near Al-Sawahreh al-Sharqiyeh town, east of occupied Jerusalem.
Local sources said the forces raided the area earlier today and started demolishing two agricultural structures owned by two Palestinian families: Obeidat and Shokairat.
Meanwhile, the Israeli occupation municipality gave another Palestinian resident an order to self-demolish his house in al-Bustan neighborhood in Jerusalem.
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.
‘Israel’ has been moving its citizens into the occupied Jerusalem neighbourhoods since the 1980s. This has resulted in numerous human rights violations, including the forced displacement of Palestinian residents and houses demolition.
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.
The Israeli court had previously rejected many appeals filed by the residents of Jerusalem to stop demolitions and forced displacement.