Extremist settlers attack Palestinian girl in Ramallah: MEDICS

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West Bank Gaza Post – Dozen of settlers on Monday late night attacked palestinians including a 15-year-old Palestinian girl near Turmus Ayya town, north of the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, Medical sources reported.

Sources stated that settlers, under military protection, gathered near the entrance to Turmus Ayya town and hurled stones at Palestinian vehicles in the area, hitting a vehicle and injuring Zain Farraj in the head.

The attackers came from the colonial settlement of Shilo, built on a large swath of Palestinian land belonging to Ramallah and Nablus.

Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is common in the West Bank, and Israeli authorities rarely prosecute it.

Settler violence includes, among other things, arson of property and mosques, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees, and attacks on vulnerable homes.

Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is common in the West Bank, and Israeli authorities rarely prosecute it.

In the West Bank and East Jerusalem, over 700,000 Israeli settlers live in colonial settlements.

(Source / 23.11.2021)

Administrative Detainee Kayed al-Fasfous Suspends His Hunger Strike

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After 131 days of hunger strike, the Palestinian administrative detainee, Kayed al-Fasfous, on Monday, suspended his strike after reaching an agreement with the occupation authorities, Quds News Network reported.

This comes at the same time another hunger striker, Ayyad al-Hreimi, 28, from Bethlehem city suspended his strike after 60 days to protest being held under Administrative Detention with no charges or trial.

Al-Fasfous, 31, a married father of one, from Doura town, southwest of Hebron in the southern occupied West Bank, will be released on December 14, 2021.

On November 18, Palestinian detainee Ala’ Al-A’raj, 34, from Anabta town, east of Tulkarem in the northern West Bank, suspended his hunger strike after 103 days.

On November 12, detainee Miqdad al-Qawasma, 24, from Hebron in the southern part of the West Bank, ended his hunger strike after 113 days.

Two administrative detainees remain on hunger strike, Hisham Abu Hawwash has been refusing food for 98 days, and Luay al-Ashqar for 43 days in protest against being held under administrative detention with no charges or trial.

(Source / 23.11.2021)

Undercover Israeli Soldiers Kidnap A Young Man In Qalqilia

Undercover Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Monday evening, a young Palestinian man from Qalqilia city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Eyewitnesses said the undercover soldiers were driving a car with Palestinian license plates before they stormed into a restaurant and kidnapped the young man.

They added that the young man, Raed Majed as-Sanam, 21, works at the invaded restaurant, and said that the undercover soldiers forced him into their car and sped towards a sudden nearby military roadblock where several army jeeps were deployed after invading the area.

In related news, the soldiers bulldozed and uprooted more than 200 Dunams of Palestinian farmlands, owned by Akram Abdul-Karim Nofal, in the Nabi Elias area, east of Qalqilia.

(Source / 23.11.2021)

Soldiers Ram Palestinian With Jeep, Abduct Another, During Invasion Near Tubas

Israeli soldiers rammed, Monday, a young Palestinian man with their jeep, and abducted another young man, during an invasion into the Wadi al-Far’a village, south of Tubas, in northeastern West Bank.

Media sources said the young man was rushed to a hospital in Tubas in a moderate condition and is currently receiving treatment for his wounds.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers sped towards the young man during protests that erupted during the invasion and rammed him with their jeep.

They added that the soldiers also abducted a young man, identified as Morad Rabah, after storming and ransacking his family’s home in the village.

(Source / 23.11.2021)

Detainee Al-Hreimi Suspends Hunger Strike

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, on Monday evening, that Ayyad al-Hreimi has suspended the hunger strike that lasted for two months after an agreement was reached to secure his release in March 2022.

The PPS stated that the detainee held the hunger strike protesting his continued arbitrary Administrative Detention without charges or trial, and suffered various serious complications, including being unable to see clearly, unable to stand, and frequent vomiting.

It is worth mentioning that al-Hreimi, 28, from Bethlehem city, is held at the Ramla prison clinic; he was taken prisoner in April of this year and was slapped with an Administrative Detention order without charges or trial.

Al-Hreimi is also a former political prisoner who was abducted shortly after his release from prison. In the year 2016, he held a 45-day hunger strike.

Al-Hreimi spent a total of nine years behind bars during the various times he was abducted and imprisoned.

(Source / 23.11.2021)

Israeli Colonizers Attack Palestinian Homes Near Nablus

Illegal Israeli colonizers attacked, on Monday at dawn, many Palestinian homes, and at least one car, in Orif village, 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 came from the illegal Yitzhar nearby colony which was installed on stolen Palestinian lands.

Daghlas added that the homes of Ahmad Abdul-Karim Shehada, Samir Sawalma, Jamal Abdullah Shehada, and Raed Mahmoud Rabah, sustained damage, largely to their windows and doors.

He also said that the colonizers caused damage to at least one car that was parked in front of one of the homes in the village.

The colonizers also caused damage to one car near Turmus Ayya town, near Ramallah, causing severe damage and almost causing the driver, Nizar Abdul-Hamid Rawajba, to crash.

It is worth mentioning that, on Sunday, the colonizers caused damage to dozens of Palestinian cars, driving on the main Nablus-Ramallah Road, Jenin-Nablus Road, Qalqilia-Nablus roads, and various streets linking between the various villages and towns, south of Nablus.

(Source / 23.11.2021)

Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, eight Palestinians from occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, including five who were taken prisoner in Qalandia refugee camp.

Media sources said the soldiers invaded and searched several homes in Wad Qaddoum neighborhood in Silwan town, before abducting Abada Nidal Dandees ad Mahmoud Dandees.

They added that the soldiers also invaded the Rashidiyya School in Jerusalem and hurled concussion grenades at many students before chasing and assaulting some of them, and abducted one, 18 years of age who remained unidentified at the time of this report.

In addition, the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes in the Qalandia refugee camp, north of Jerusalem, before abducting five Palestinians, identified as Mohammad Khatib, Ibrahim Affana, Yousef Kasbat, Kamal Abu Esba’ and Ashraf Zeitawi.

(Source / 23.11.2021)

WAFA: Soldiers Abduct 19 Palestinians, Injure Many, In West Bank

Monday, November 22, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Monday overnight detained 19 Palestinians and assaulted several others in various parts of the West Bank, according to local and medical sources.

They said that Israeli forces rounded up seven Palestinians from the northern West Bank district of Tulkarem.

One of the seven detainees was identified as a former prisoner from Nur Shams refugee camp, east of Tulkarem city, three others, including a former prisoner, from Qaffin town, northeast of the city, two others from Deir al-Ghusun town, and the other from the city.

In Tubas district, the soldiers detained another after ransacking his parents’ house in Wadi al-Far’a village, southwest of the city, as confirmed by the Director of the Palestine Prisoners’ Society (PPS), Kamal Bani-Odeh.

While in the village, the soldiers ran over a young man, inflicting cuts and bruises across his body. The casualty was rushed to a hospital for treatment.

In Jerusalem, Israeli police rounded up two others, forcibly entered and searched their houses in the Wadi Qaddoum neighborhood of Silwan, turning the houses upside down.

They also barged their way into the Rashidiyya School for Boys, fired stun grenades towards and assaulted group of students and eventually detained an 18-year-old student.

Police also stormed the home of Jerusalem Governor, Adnan Ghaith, fired stun grenades inside, searched the house and assaulted him along with his family members, inflicting cuts across their bodies.

They rounded up three of Ghaith’s relatives after brutally assaulting them and led them to the jeeps that were parked outside the house.

The sources confirmed a similar military raid in Qalandia refugee camp, north of Jerusalem, resulting in the detention of five others.

Israeli forces frequently raid Palestinian houses almost on a daily basis across the West Bank on the pretext of searching for “wanted” Palestinians, triggering clashes with residents.

These raids, which take place also in areas under the full control of the Palestinian Authority, are conducted with no need for a search warrant, whenever and wherever the military chooses in keeping with its sweeping arbitrary powers.

Under Israeli military law army commanders have full executive, legislative and judicial authority over 3 million Palestinians living in the West Bank. Palestinians have no say in how this authority is exercised.

(Source / 23.11.2021)

“Facebook censors Jerusalem”… Campaign against Facebook’s censorship

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Activists and journalists said they have started a campaign against Meta’s policies, which target Palestinian content and the Palestinian narrative.

The campaign comes after the social media giant removed and suspended several Palestinian pages and thousands of accounts, including news pages.

Most removals targeted Palestinian journalists, who routinely cover Israeli crimes and violations against Palestinians’ human rights.

As part of the campaign, activists denounced “the double standards policy” followed by the Meta platforms. “While [Meta] is escalating its crackdown on the Palestinian narrative under flimsy pretexts, it does not lift a finger about the Israeli incitement, which calls for the killing and apprehension of Palestinians, especially after the recent incident at the Chain Gate in occupied Jerusalem,” read the campaign’s statement.

The campaign accused Meta of ignoring the Palestinian narrative that has shed light on the crimes of the Israeli occupation in occupied Jerusalem, saying that the “Facebook algorithms strictly censor any pro-Palestinian content, and do not take into account what’s happening on the ground in Palestine. ”

“These algorithms have forced many people, political parties, party leaders and others who are highly censored by Facebook to change their names to circumvent the double standards,” read the statement of the campaign. “In the meantime, many Israeli pages are freely and directly calling for the killing of Palestinians and inciting violence against them.”

The campaign stressed that Meta fully adopts the Israeli narrative by giving a free hand to Israeli content while imposing more restrictions on the Palestinian narrative. It added that the Meta administration is gradually becoming an inherent part of the Israeli colonial regime, guided to repress the Palestinian people and eliminate their narrative, noting that hiding the violations against the Palestinian people is participation and collusion in the crimes.

The campaign stressed that the Palestinian content is facing real danger especially after developing algorithms, which removes posts that include names of Palestinian political parties or officials, like Hamas, IJ, PFLP, Qassam, Saraya, and Martyr, without taking their context into consideration, which constitutes a precedent in the history of violations against the freedom of the press.

“The occupation thinks that it can use its relations with Meta to eliminate the Palestinian narrative, which has been formed through the blood and agony of the Palestinian people”, the campaign said. “Our narrative is greater than a bogus virtual world, which will never prevent its spread to the world.”

The campaign called on activists in Palestine and around the world to use the hashtag “FBCensorsJerusalem” to support the Palestinian narrative and the right of Palestinian journalism in publishing the truth without any restrictions.

In one year only, the Facebook platform removed over 350 Palestinian pages while at the same time kept thousands of Israeli pages, which incite against Arabs. The company has officially acknowledged that it accepts 90% of requests by the Israeli government to remove Palestinian accounts and pages. The Israeli minister, who is responsible for communication with Meta, has been known for racist anti-Palestinian comments, calling for the elimination of Palestinian mothers and children.

Last month, the company said it will allow an independent body to launch an investigation into content moderation of Arabic and Hebrew posts after the tech giant was accused of removing and suppressing pro-Palestine content, while allowing hate speech and incitement by Israelis, however, it even increased its attack on Palestinian content.

The announcement came after a report by The Intercept revealed Facebook’s secret blacklist, upon which the social media giant depends in censoring content. The blacklist includes dozens of Palestinian figures and organizations and zero Israeli targets.

The campaign said it will continue to post using the hashtag in addition to a series of local and international activities, which will be announced later.

Palestinian journalists and activists have called for a massive Twitter storm using the hashtag #FBCensorsJerusalem on Wednesday, Nov 24, at 7:00 pm (Jerusalem), 5:00 pm (GMT), in protest of Meta’s crackdown on pro-Palestinian content on its Facebook platform.


(Source / 23.11.2021)

Large-scale demolitions in Jerusalem displace dozens of Palestinians

The house of Muhammad Rabai’a in occupied Jerusalem after Israeli bulldozers demolished it

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Israeli bulldozers on Tuesday carried out a large-scale demolition operation in occupied Jerusalem, displacing dozens of Palestinians.

Al Qastal reported that large forces, accompanied by bulldozers, broke into Wadi Al Hummus from two sides and demolished several structures.

Among the demolished structures, several houses belonging to the Rabai’a family. Over 20 Palestinians from the Rabai’as only were displaced. Another building owned by Ayman Al Hih was demolished as well.

Occupied Jerusalem has been seeing escalating efforts to be emptied from its native residents in favour of settlement projects.

(Source / 23.11.2021)