Soldiers Invade, Ransack Home In Jerusalem, After Facebook Post

Dozens of Israeli soldiers, and several intelligence officers, invaded and ransacked, Monday, a Palestinian home, in occupied Jerusalem, and terrorized the entire family after a family member wrote a Facebook post calling for legally prosecuting the officer who killed a Palestinian last Saturday.

Media sources said the soldiers stormed the home of Jamal Nimir Mahmoud, in the al-‘Isawiya town in Jerusalem, after his son, Mahmoud, wrote a post on Facebook calling for the legal prosecution of the soldier who killed Mohammad Shawkat Salima, 25, in Jerusalem, on December 4, 2021.

Mohammad Salima

His comment was referring to the second round of live fire that killed the Palestinian after he was struck by the first bullet and was lying on the ground.

In his post, Mahmoud said, “We need to document and publish the video that shows the [female] officer who killed Mahmoud after he was already neutralized so that she can be prosecuted.”

The post prompted an invasion into the family home, and a violent search campaign in the property, leading to excessive property damage, in addition to interrogating the family for several hours.

The soldiers also installed many roadblocks in the town, in addition to invading and searching several homes and shops, causing damage.

(Source / 07.12.2021)

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, five young Palestinian men from Hebron governorate, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said the soldiers invaded Beit Kahil town, northwest of Hebron, and abducted Hamza Abdul-Mahdi Zohour, 27, after storming his home and ransacking it.

The soldiers also invaded and searched several homes in the town, one of them owned by a relative of Hamza, identified as Saadi Zohour, leading to property damage.

Furthermore, the soldiers invaded Toba village, in the Masafer Yatta area south of Hebron, searched homes, and abducted Yousef Omar Abu Jundiyya, 22, Radwan Ibrahim Abu Jundiyya, 30, and Jabr Ibrahim Ali Awad, 38.

The soldiers also abducted Bassem Younis Masalma, from Beit Awwa town, southwest of Hebron, while returning to the West Bank through the al-Karama border terminal with Jordan.

In addition, the soldiers invaded many neighborhoods in Hebron city, and installed several roadblocks in several parts of the city in addition to the roads leading to Sa’ir and Halhoul towns, before stopping and searching dozens of cars, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.

(Source / 07.12.2021)

Army Abduct Three Former Political Prisoners In Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, three former political prisoners from their homes in Arraba town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the town from several directions before the soldiers stormed and searched a few homes.

They added that the soldiers interrogated many Palestinians in their homes, before abducting three, identified as Ja’far Fawzi Abu Salah, Hassam Ramzi Abu Salah and Essam Nawwaf Hammad.

In related news, the soldiers abducted five young men from Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

(Source / 07.12.2021)

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Home, Well, And Bulldoze 105 Dunams, In Hebron

Israeli soldiers demolished, Tuesday, a Palestinian home and a water well, in addition to bulldozing 105 Dunams of Palestinian-owned lands, in several parts of the southern West Bank governorate of Hebron.

Local sources said several army jeeps and bulldozers invaded the Abu Khataba area, in the southern part of Hebron city, before demolishing a 60 cubic meters home consisting of three bedrooms, in addition to a kitchen and bathrooms.

They added that a local man, Adel Ismael Abu Turki, inhabited the demolished home along with twelve family members.

The soldiers also bulldozed the land around the property and demolished several walls.

In addition, the soldiers invaded Um al-Kheir village in Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron, and bulldozed 60 Dunams of farmlands owned by a local family.

The soldiers also bulldozed 40 Dunams of farmlands in the Zweidein Bedouin community which is part of the al-Ka’abna Village Council and Um ad-Daraj in Masafer Yatta.

The lands are owned by members of Zweidein and al-Basayta families, near the illegal Karmiel colony which was built on stolen Palestinian lands.

The soldiers also bulldozed five dunams of farmlands, owned by the local Shalalda family, in the Sarrara area in the Shiokh town, northeast of Hebron. The lands are close to the illegal Asfar colony, built on stolen Palestinian lands.

All of Israel’s colonies in the occupied West Bank, including those in and around occupied East Jerusalem, are illegal under International Law, the Fourth Geneva Convention, and all related United Nations and Security Council resolutions.

(Source / 07.12.2021)

Soldiers Demolish Three Agricultural Sheds Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers demolished, Tuesday, three agricultural sheds in Nahhalin town, west of Bethlehem, south of the occupied capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

Hani Fannoun, the deputy mayor of Nahhalin, stated that several army jeeps and bulldozers invaded the as-Saleeb and Khallet al-Adas area, in the northern and eastern parts of the town, after surrounding and isolating them.

He added that the soldiers demolished three agricultural sheds owned by Mohammad Yousef Awad, Mahmoud Jamil Shakarna, Hamza Rashad Najajra, and Sharif Mosallam Mustafa.

During the invasion, the soldiers assaulted many Palestinians, and closed several areas, in addition to demolishing several retaining walls.

Last Wednesday, the soldiers invaded Nahhalin and demolished two agricultural sheds, in addition to delivering demolition orders targeting several structures.

In related news, the soldiers demolished a home and a well, in addition to bulldozing 105 Dunams of Palestinian lands, in several parts of the southern West Bank governorate of Hebron.

(Source / 07.12.2021)

Israeli police issues mild warning to settlers’ lynching militia

A group of Israelis beat a man lying prone on the ground in occupied Lyd, amid a wave of lynching attacks against native Palestinians, May 12, 2021

Occupied Ramlah (QNN)- An investigative report by the Israeli Channel 13 revealed that organized settlers’ lynching militias are being trained in preparation for mass lynching attacks against native Palestinians in occupied Ramlah. Israeli police only issued a mild warning to the militias when the TV. channel reported its findings.

In a new investigative report, Israeli Channel 13 secretly videotaped Israeli militias while training.

“We will stab them in the head. there will be some terrorism today”, one of the trainees told the undercover reporter.

The video footage also shows a group of settlers planning for a lynching attack. One of them (apparently their leader), says that they were between 30-40 attackers but their number will increase up to 80 when they start the lynching attacks.

“We’re going to kill Arabs. That’s it”, he says.

“Let’s make some preparations to terminate some Arabs”, a settler says. “Today we’ll behead them”, another adds.

According to the report, the groups organize their moves using WhatsApp and Telegram.

The militias, whose attacks spiked during the aggression on Gaza last May, were backed by the Israeli authorities. During their lynching attacks against Palestinians, it was noticed that Israeli police were disappearing from the scene. Also, Israeli authorities took no actions against the groups following last May’s attacks, some of which went live on Israeli channels.

The militias, according to the report, are led by the MK Itamar Ben-Gvir among other far-right leaders. They hold training, in which they teach how to kill Palestinians using knives. The report even documents a plot to kill a Palestinian man known by the settlers, and the accurate timing of it.

The journalist, working on the report, told the Israeli police about the terrorist plan, however, despite knowing the place, time, and attackers, the police only issued a mild warning to the attackers and let them leave after convincing them to cancel their attack.

(Source / 07.12.2021)

Dutch court rules Gantz not responsible for Palestinians killed in Israel’s 2014 aggression on Gaza

Netherlands (QNN)- Dutch appeals court on Tuesday ruled that Israeli War Minister, Benny Gantz, can’t be held responsible for the killing of six Palestinians in an Israeli air strike on the Ziada’s house in Gaza in 2014, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported.

The Palestinian-Dutch citizen Ismail Ziada has been suing two former Israeli military commanders, for the decision to bomb his family’s home during Israel’s 2014 aggression on the Gaza Strip.

The first commander is Benny Gantz, who was Israeli forces Chief and currently Israel’s war minister and deputy prime minister, and the other is Amir Eshel, then air force chief.

The Israeli aggression that time reduced his family’s three-floor building in al-Bureij refugee camp to rubble and killed his 70-year-old mother Muftia, his brothers Jamil, Yousif and Omar, sister-in-law Bayan, and 12-year-old nephew Shaban, as well as a seventh person visiting the family.

Ziada sued the Israeli generals for more than $600,000 in damages plus court costs.

During the 51 days of the 2014 aggression on Gaza, ‘Israel’ attacked residential and other civilian buildings, an independent investigation commissioned by the UN Human Rights Council revealed.

2,251 Palestinians were killed, including 1,462 civilians, among them 551 children. More than 11,000 Palestinians were injured.

In January 2020, the district court in The Hague denied Ziada access to justice by granting immunity to the Israeli commanders because the alleged crimes were committed while they acted in an official capacity.

This ruling flew in the face of the Nuremberg principles – established after the trials of Nazi war criminals – that those who commit war crimes or crimes against humanity cannot hide behind their official functions, or the excuse that they were just following orders.

Ziada appealed the decision on September 23 against the ruling that granted immunity to the two commanders.

Ziada’s suit was filed under universal jurisdiction rules by the claimant. Judicial authorities in countries that recognize universal jurisdiction for serious offenses such as war crimes and torture can investigate and prosecute those crimes no matter where they were committed.

(Source / 07.12.2021)

1816 extremist Israeli settlers broke into the Al-Aqsa Mosque in 8 days, watchdog says

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Over 1800 extremist Israeli settlers broke into the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied city of Jerusalem during the so-called festival of lights.

Al-Qastal, a Palestinian network operating in occupied Jerusalem, documented that 1816 extremist Israeli settlers broke into the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque during the so-called festival of lights or Hanukkah, which started last Sunday and ends on 6 December.

It said that settlers celebrated the Hanukkah in a provocative way in the courtyards of Al-Aqsa mosque. Some of the settlers tried to light candles and papers in the mosque while others performed talmudic prayers and celebrations.

During these days, some settlers celebrated marriages in the holy mosque under the occupation forces protection.

Israeli occupation authorities have allowed settler incursions into the mosque since 2003, under police protection, although there have been repeated objections and warnings by Palestinian religious authorities as settlers’ visits provoke Palestinian worshippers.

Israeli forces always facilitate and protect settlers’ incursions while prevent Palestinian worshipers from entery, assault and detain them.

Al-Aqsa mosque is one of the holiest sites in Islam.

Israelis refer to the mosque as the ‘Temple Mount’, claiming it was the site of two prominent Jewish temples in ancient times.

The complex also includes the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, one of the most sacred Christian sites in the world.

(Source / 07.12.2021)

Israeli forces demolish 3 Palestinian-owned agricultural rooms in Bethlehem, assault residents

Bethlehem (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces earlier on Tuesday demolished three Palestinian-owned agricultural rooms in the town of Nahalin, west of Bethlehem city, assaulting its residents who tried to prevent the demolition operation.

Local sources said Israeli occupation forces earlier today raided the town of Nahalin, escorted bulldozers to the area and started demolishing three agricultural rooms owned by Palestinian residents. The three rooms are located in two different parts of the town.

The occupation forces brutally attacked and beat residents of the town who tried to prevent the demolition operation of their own structures.

Israeli occupation constantly demolishes structures and houses of Palestinians in Area C, claiming they were built without a permit, rarely, if ever, issued for Palestinians by the occupation authorities.

The occupation authorities also do not allow any development there while using the occupied land for its illegal settlement activities.

Under the 1995 Oslo Accords between ‘Israel’ and the Palestinian Authority, the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, was divided into three portions — Area A, B and C.

Area C is currently home to around 300,000 Palestinians.

Thus, house and structures demolitions, confiscation of the most basic infrastructure and military training exercises are part of everyday reality in the area.

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.

(Source / 07.12.2021)

PPS: ‘Israel’ prevents families of Palestinian prisoners from visiting sons

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Under claims of being unvaccinated, Israeli occupation authorities prevented Palestinian families from visiting their sons in prisons, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said in a statement.

The PPS said dozens of Palestinian families reported that they were not able to visit their sons who are imprisoned in Israel’s Ofer Prison in the occupied West Bank.

The Israeli prison authorities said the families’ members had not yet received the third dose of the Coronavirus vaccine and therefore could not enter the prison to visit their sons.

According to the PPS, the Israeli occupation authorities asked the families to prove that they had received the third dose.

However, it said, the families did not have any information about this measure.

“The Israeli occupation has been using family visits as a form of systematic torture against the families and their sons in prisons,” the PPS said, adding the Israeli occupation “always uses fake pretexts, mostly security claims, to prevent visitations.”

Family visits are routinely, and often arbitrarily, restricted or canceled by Israeli occupation authorities.

Moreover, many West Bank and Gaza prisoners are denied their visitation rights completely, according to the human rights group, Addameer.

The PPS has called families of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails to get the third dose of the Coronavirus vaccine so that they can visit their imprisoned sons.

There are 4,550 Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails, among the prisoners are 500 administrative detainees held without charges or trial, 200 child prisoners and 32 female prisoners.

(Source / 07.12.2021)