Four injured as Israeli police raid Jerusalem Governor’s house

Palestinian Governor of occupied Jerusalem Adnan Ghaith on 4 November 2018 [AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images]
Palestinian Governor of occupied Jerusalem Adnan Ghaith on 4 November 2018

Four Palestinians were injured on Monday in an Israeli police raid on the home of Jerusalem Governor, Adnan Ghaith in occupied East Jerusalem, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent Society.

A statement by the Agency said the four were hurt after being beaten by Israeli police in Silwan neighbourhood in Jerusalem, Anadolu News Agency reports.

The four were treated by medics at the scene, the statement said.

According to an Anadolu Agency reporter, Israeli police raided the Governor’s house, but did not make any arrests.

There was no comment from Israeli police on the report.

The Governor’s office said, in a statement, that Israeli police stormed the house and assaulted his family.

The Governor was injured on his hand, the statement said.

The Governor has been detained several times previously by Israeli forces.

READ: ‘If I gave up Jerusalem for the UK, a settler would take my place’

(Source / 22.11.2021)

Calming Gaza’s waters and protecting its shores

Calming Gaza's waters and protecting its shores, on 22 November 2021 [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]
Calming Gaza’s waters and protecting its shores, on 22 November 2021

The system sees large sandbags placed around 20 metres from the beach. These act as wave breakers and will protect the homes which overlook Gaza’s sandy beaches.

Calming Gaza's waters and protecting its shores, on 22 November 2021 [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]

Calming Gaza's waters and protecting its shores, on 22 November 2021 [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]
Calming Gaza's waters and protecting its shores, on 22 November 2021 [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]
Calming Gaza's waters and protecting its shores, on 22 November 2021 [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]
Calming Gaza's waters and protecting its shores, on 22 November 2021 [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]
Calming Gaza's waters and protecting its shores, on 22 November 2021 [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]
Calming Gaza's waters and protecting its shores, on 22 November 2021 [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]

A new project has been launched to help calm the waves which crash into Gaza’s shores and protect seaside properties.

Engineer Nasser Thabet said this is the first of its kind measure in Gaza, which it is hoped will see the waves slowed and calmed upon their approach to the beach and therefore their ability to erode the local area reduced.

The system sees large sandbags placed around 20 metres from the beach. These act as wave breakers and will protect the homes which overlook Gaza’s sandy beaches.

WATCH: Israel’s siege on Gaza stopping kidney patients’ access to medicine

(Source / 22.11.2021)

Jordan to supply illegal Israel settlements with energy, under new deal

A general view shows ongoing construction work in the Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank, on 28 October 2021 [AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images]
A general view shows ongoing construction work in the Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank, on 28 October 2021

Israel, Jordan and the UAE are expected to sign a deal today in Dubai under which a solar plant in the Jordanian desert will generate power for Israel, in exchange for a desalination plant in Israel that will provide Jordan with water, news agencies said.

The Israeli news website Walla reported officials saying that the agreement is the biggest regional cooperation project ever reached between Israel and its neighbours.

According to the news site, the agreement, which would also be signed in the presence of a senior American official, comes after months of secret negotiations between the three countries.

Palestinian expert Dr Saleh Al Naami said the deal will turn the Jordanian desert into a support base for illegal settlements and see Israeli waste directed into Jordan.

“Jordan has the desert in the south and this will be used for a massive solar plant to generate electricity to be exported to the Israeli settlements in the Negev and the West Bank,” Al-Naami said.

He added: “Part of the Israeli industrial infrastructure, which has polluting emissions that harm the densely populated areas in Israel will be relocated to the Jordanian desert under the pretext of hiring Jordanian workers.”

Al-Naami stressed: “This plan proves that the Jordanian regime is increasingly serving Israeli interests.”

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

(Source / 22.11.2021)

Appeal made for Palestinian held prisoner for 42 years by Israel

Palestinians hold placards during a protest to show solidarity with Palestinian prisoner Nael Barghouthi, held in Israeli Jails, in Gaza city, on 23 February 2017. [Ashraf Amra/Apaimages]
Palestinians hold placards during a protest to show solidarity with Palestinian prisoner Nael Barghouthi, held in Israeli Jails, in Gaza city, on 23 February 2017

An appeal has been filed with the Supreme Court in Israel for the release of a Palestinian prisoner held for 42 years by the occupation state. Nael Barghouthi, 64, has been in an Israeli prison since 1978.

Although he was released in 2011 in a prisoner swap deal between Israel and Hamas, Barghouthi was re-arrested after just 32 months following “secret claims” made against him. His life sentence was reinstated.

During that short burst of freedom, Barghouthi married Iman Nafei. “If the appeal is turned down,” she said, “we will go to the International Criminal Court to file a complaint against the Israeli occupation and what it is doing to my husband.”

His family have lost hope in protests and appeals to the Palestinian leadership and international organisations to put pressure on Israel to release Barghouthi. “We miss him,” explained his sister Hanan, “but I think that there is nothing that we can do to help bring about his release, and the release of all the other Palestinian prisoners held by Israel.”

Hanan is Nael Barghouthi’s only close relative still alive. During his detention, he has lost his parents, his brother, his nephew and many other relatives. She feels that the only people thinking seriously about his plight are the members of the Palestinian resistance factions.

“We have full confidence in them,” she told Safa news agency. “They can release all of the prisoners.”

READ: Sick Palestinian prisoner ‘dies of medical negligence’ in Israel custody

(Source / 22.11.2021)

Soldiers Attack Palestinian Protesters In Hebron

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Sunday evening, many Palestinian protesters in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Local sources said the soldiers, stationed at the permanent roadblocks leading to Shuhada Street in the center of the city, refused to allow the Palestinians through and forced them away.

They added that the soldiers invaded the Bab az-Zawiya area, near the military roadblock, and chased the Palestinians away, leading to protests.

The soldiers fired gas bombs and concussion grenades at the residents in the Bab az-Zawiya area, also known as a major commercial center in the city; there have been no immediate reports of injuries.

In related news, the soldiers closed the iron gate at the main western entrance of Azzoun town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and prevented the Palestinians from entering or leaving the area.

(Source / 22.11.2021)

Israeli Colonizers Attack Palestinian Homes, Car, Near Nablus

On Monday at dawn, Israeli colonizers attacked several Palestinian homes in ‘Ori town, and one car, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, causing damage.

Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in the northern West Bank, said the colonizers hurled stones at many homes in the eastern part of the town, causing damage.

The attacked homes are owned by four Palestinians, identified as Ahmad Abdul-Karim Shehada, Jamal Abdullah Shehada, Samir Sawalma, and Raed Mahmoud Rabah.

He added that the Israeli assailants also caused damage to a parked Palestinian car, especially to its windows and windshield.

On Sunday, the colonizers attacked and caused damage to dozens of Palestinian cars driving on the main Nablus-Ramallah Road, and the Jenin-Nablus Road, in addition to several streets connecting various villages and towns, south of Nablus.

Similar attacks targeted Palestinian cars in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank.

(Source / 22.11.2021)

Soldiers Storm Jenin Area, Cause Several Palestinians to Suffocate

Israeli forces invaded, Sunday evening, the village of Rommona, west of Jenin in the northern occupied West Bank, causing a number of Palestinian civilians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation, according to local sources.

Sources told the Palestinian News & Information Agency (WAFA) that occupation soldiers stormed the village, which provoked locals to protest the invasion.

They added that the soldiers responded by opening fire with rubber-coated steel rounds, tear gas canisters, and stun grenades, in addition to assaulting a Palestinian minor.

Several Palestinians suffered the toxic effects of tear gas inhalation during the confrontations, no serious injuries were reported.

Meanwhile, Israeli troops fired tear gas and concussion grenades at Palestinians who protested the soldiers’ invasion into the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

(Source / 22.11.2021)

Soldiers Assault, Arrest Jerusalem Governor, and Family, Injure Four

Israeli forces stormed, on Monday morning, the home of Jerusalem governor Adnan Ghaith and assaulte he and his family members before arresting for of them, in Silwan town of occupied East Jerusalem, according to the Wadi Hilweh Information Center (Silwanic)

It said that soldiers stormed the home of Governor Ghaith, assaulted he and his family members and arrested at least 4 Palestinian civilians.

Ghaith has been imprisoned by the Israeli occupation at least 18 times.

Furthermore, Israeli troops detained a child, identified as, Hussein Attia, from Al-‘Isawiya town in occupied east Jerusalem, and taken to an unknown location.

(Source / 22.11.2021)

Video| Israeli forces violently raid Jerusalem Governor house, assault him and family members

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces last night raided the house of Jerusalem Governor, Adnan Ghaith, and brutally assaulted him and his family members before arresting three of his relatives.

Local sources and eyewitnesses said the forces raided Ghaith’s house in Silwan neighborhood in the occupied Jerusalem and fired stun grenades inside it.

They searched the house and turned it upside-down before violently assaulting him and his family members, causing cuts across their bodies.

The forces then arrested three of Ghaith’s relatives after leading them to jeeps parked outside the house.

Jerusalem Governor said the forces raided his house and attacked his family members without even notifying or talking to them.

He said after raiding the house, the forces started beating the women, children and elderly.

The women and children were trembling as the family didn’t know the reason for the violent raid, as he said.

(Source / 22.11.2021)

Video| Extremist Israeli settlers attack Palestinian-owned houses and vehicles in Nablus

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- A group of extremist Israeli settlers at dawn of Monday attacked Palestinian-owned houses and vehicles in the village of Urif, South of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, causing damage to properties.

Local sources said a group of Israeli fanatics sneaked into the Urif village during the early morning hours of Monday and attacked Palestinians houses by stone-throwing them, smashing windows of the houses.

The settlers also vandalized Palestinian vehicles parking outside the houses, slashed their tires and smashed windshields of a vehicle.

The settlers apparently came from the settlement of Yitzhar, an illegal Israeli settlement built on Palestinian land.

Urif is a village 13 km (8 miles) located south of Nablus. Yitzhar settlement is located about 500 (1640 feet) meters to the north of the village.

Yitzhar is widely known as a hotbed of Israeli settler violence against Palestinians. The illegal settlement was founded in 1983 as a military outpost that soon turned into a civilian settlement.

Nearby Palestinian villages previously used the land for agricultural purposes, and Palestinian villagers are frequently targeted with violence by Yitzhar settlers. The Od Yosef Chai yeshiva is based in Yitzhar and is known for encouraging its students to perpetrate violence against Palestinians. The yeshiva was previously located in Nablus until it moved to Yitzhar in 2000 during the Second Intifada.

Israeli settlers commit violence against Palestinians and their property daily throughout the West Bank.

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.

(Source / 22.11.2021)