Israeli settlers violently attack Palestinians’ houses in Nablus, injure several

Nablus (QNN)- Extremist Israeli settlers critically injured several Palestinian residents of the village of Qaryout, south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, after attacking their houses and sabotaging their properties on Thursday night.

Local sources said large numbers of extremist Israeli settlers last night violently attacked Palestinians’ houses in the village of Qaryout, critically injuring several Palestinians who were rushed to a hospital to get urgent medical treatment.

The settlers also sabotaged Palestinians’ properties after attacking and turning their houses upside-down.

Local sources said the settlers tried to kidnap one of the residents. However, the residents of the village confronted the settlers to prevent them.

There has been a sharp spike in settler violence against Palestinians and their properties in the occupied Palestinian territories.

The violent acts include beating, throwing stones, issuing threats, torching fields, destroying trees and crops, stealing crops, using live fire, and damaging homes and cars.

There are 280 illegal settlements in the West Bank, which are home to more than 440,000 settlers.

In 2021, there were 135 recorded incidents of stones thrown at Palestinians, up from 90 in 2019, and 250 additional violent incidents, compared to 100 in 2019.

(Source / 17.12.2021)

Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians, Abduct Two, In Sheikh Jarrah

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, several Palestinians and abducted two, during a nonviolent procession against the Israeli attempts to confiscate a Palestinian home, in Sheikh Jarrah, in occupied Jerusalem.

The WAFA news agency said several army and police vehicles invaded the neighborhood before attacking many Palestinians who nonviolently gathered in solidarity with the local Salem family, threatened with displacement.

The soldiers assaulted the Palestinians, including a journalist, identified as Mahmoud Oleyyan, who was wounded in the eye and face; several Palestinians suffered cuts and bruises.

Furthermore, the soldiers abducted Mohammad Hasan Kiswani, 17, and Mohammad Gheith, 23, before moving them to an interrogation facility.

The violations took place after several nonviolent activists organized a nonviolent solidarity protest on social media, including Friday prayers in front of the Salem family house.

It is worth mentioning that, on Thursday, dozens of illegal Israeli colonizers invaded a land owned by the family and fenced it in a move aiming at confiscating it.

In Sheikh Jarrah, eight families of nineteen households of 87 Palestinians, are at imminent risk of forcible transfer, due to the separate case filed against them before Israeli courts by the settler organization Nahalat Shimon International.

Alarmingly, Nahalat Shimon International has previously evicted three Palestinian families of around 67 Palestinians from the neighborhood in 2008 and 2009.

(Source / 17.12.2021)

Soldiers Abduct Woman, Young Man, Confiscate Car, In Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, a Palestinian woman, a young man and confiscated a car in the Jenin governorate in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Local sources in Arraba town, southwest of Jenin, said the soldiers invaded the town, before invading and ransacking a few homes and abducted Nadera Sadeq Sha’er, 29, before taking her to an unknown destination.

They added that the soldiers also detained a young man, identified as Ibrahim Karim Mousa, after invading his home in the town, and released him later.

In addition, the soldiers invaded Sielet ath-Thaher town, south of Jenin, searched homes, and abducted Mohammad Hafeth Rahhal.

Furthermore, the soldiers invaded Thaher al-Maleh village, northwest of Jenin, and confiscated a car, owned by Mustafa Mohammad Khatib.

Dozens of soldiers were also deployed around various villages and towns, south of Jenin, especially Sielet ath-Thaher, in addition to invading the villages of Zabbouba, Rommana, and Taybeh, west of Jenin.

In related news, the soldiers invaded Burqa village, north of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, leading to protests, before shooting a young man with a gas bomb in the head, and caused many Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

The incident took place when the Palestinians intercepted an attack by a group of illegal colonizers who stormed the village.

(Source / 17.12.2021)

Israeli Colonizers Attack Palestinian Cars, Car Repair Facility, Near Nablus

Illegal Israeli colonizers attacked, on Friday dawn, many Palestinian cars, and broke into a car repair facility near the main entrance of Sebastia town, north of Nablus, in northern West Bank.

Mohammad Azem, the mayor of Sebastia, said the colonizers broke into a car repair facility, owned by Odai Younes al-Haj, and ransacked it, causing damage.

Azem added that the colonizers also attacked and damaged several cars, parked near the facility.

In addition, Israeli soldiers also invaded and ransacked homes in the same area, especially those close to the illegal Shavei Shomron colony, and the main Jenin-Nablus Road.

Also at dawn, dozens of colonizers attacked many homes in Qaryout town, south of Nablus, and injured several Palestinians, in addition to attempting to abduct one man.

On Thursday at night, Israeli colonizers attacked many Palestinian cars near Sielet ath-Thaher town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, before Israeli soldiers invaded and searched homes and shops, and confiscated surveillance equipment.

In related news, Israeli soldiers imposed on Thursday at night, a tight siege on the Nablus governorate, while Israeli colonizers attacked many cars, including the convoy of the Palestinian Agriculture Minister, near Nablus.

On Thursday at night, an Israeli colonizer, identified as Yehuda Dimantman, 20, was killed and two others were injured after Palestinians opened fire at his car, near the evacuated Homesh colonialist outpost, built on Palestinian lands north of Nablus.

(Source / 17.12.2021)

Analysis: Will Israeli Wall Around Gaza Stop Palestinian Resistance?

By Motassem A Dalloul

Israel announced, last week, the completion of the highly technological security wall on its side of the occupied and besieged Gaza Strip. This sensor-equipped underground wall, Israel claims, is a counter-measure developed to prevent Palestinian resistance in Gaza from digging tunnels that they use to carry out resistance attacks against Israeli soldiers during wars.

During the 51-day Israeli offensive on Gaza carried out in 2014, when Israel killed more than 2,260 Palestinians and wounded more than 11,000 others, the Palestinian resistance used the tunnels to infiltrate into the military sites of the Israeli occupation soldiers and clashed with them, killing a number of them.

The Israeli occupation raised the issue of the wall in 2016, noting that it consists of an above-ground fence and subterranean barricade, includes a naval barrier, radar systems, hundreds of cameras, sensors, remote-controlled weapons system and command and control rooms.

In a statement issued by his Ministry, Israeli Defence Minister, Benny Gantz, said: “The barrier, which is an innovative and technologically advanced project, deprives Hamas of one of the capabilities [defence tunnels] it tried to develop. [It] places an ‘iron wall’, sensors and concrete between the terror organisation and the residents of Israel’s south.

Will this 3.5 billion shekels/NIS ($1.1 billion US) wall, which is 40-miles (65-kilometer) long, prevent Hamas and the other Palestinian resistance factions from reaching out to the Israeli occupation soldiers during any Israeli offensive?

First and foremost, the Palestinian resistance will not see anything impossible to hit back against Israeli occupation aggression. Israeli writer, Amos Harel, who is described by Israeli daily, Haaretz, as one of Israel’s leading media experts on military and defence issues, said that the Palestinian resistance used the tunnels to carry out attacks against the Israeli occupation after the operation of the Iron Dome system, which is being used to intercept the homemade Palestinian rockets.

About the barrier, he wrote on Haaretz that the new Gaza barrier “proves that it (Israel) prefers walls to war,” pointing out that this barrier is just a huge project that consumed much money that would have been better spent on education, social and healthcare programmes. “Would-be attackers in Gaza will probably seek and find more detours around the $1.1 billion wall,” he said, noting that the Palestinian resistance has already started investing in attack drones.

Gideon Levy, a senior Israeli journalist, told me that he did not think that this barrier would reduce the Israeli attacks on Gaza, nor would it protect the Israeli occupation from the Palestinians. Harel asked if Israel was obliged to go for a ground operation on multiple fronts, would it be able to win?

Meron Zev, an Israeli journalist, told me: “The barrier will not solve any problem. I do not think it will stop Israel from attacking Gaza … I suppose it will not be easy to cross, but I do not think it will stop Palestinians from carrying out attacks against Israel.”

Yoav Zitun and Matan Tzuri reported a senior Israeli military official saying to Yedioth Ahronoth that the barrier cut the Palestinian tunnels from Gaza to Israel, there is nothing that guarantees an absolute solution for Palestinian infiltration into Israel.

Palestinian writer, Mustafa Al-Sawwaf, commented on the issue of the barrier, saying: “It seems that it does not make any obstacle ahead of the Palestinian resistance. I am sure the Palestinian resistance will find any way to leap over it and get behind the enemy lines. It only reflects the weakness of the State which counts itself one of the major world powers.”

He stressed: “As long as the Palestinian resistance has not surrendered, there would be a solution for every Israeli obstacle. The creativity of the Palestinian resistance proved that it is able to deal with every Israeli measure taken to stop it or undermine its tools.” Al-Sawwaf considered this as part of conflict of brains between the Israeli occupation and the Palestinians.

It is worth noting that Zev compared this barrier with the Chinese wall, which is an attractive place for tourists and visitors. Zev and Levy said that this wall just tightened the Israeli occupation siege imposed on the Gaza Strip.

In 2002, late Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, decided to build a wall in the occupied West Bank in order to prevent Palestinian resistance attacks. The wall was completed, but the attacks did not stop.

Harel said that this wall proved the weakness of the Israeli army; however, Baruch Yedid, an Israeli journalist, denied this, telling me that every army in the world has attack and defence strategies, pointing that this barrier is part of the Israel army’s defence strategies.

Meanwhile, sources from the Palestinian resistance revealed that there are currently tunnels, similar to those used during the 2014 Israeli offensive on Gaza, through which the Palestinian resistance fighters reached the military bases of the Israeli army.

“We do not speak too much,” a Palestinian resistance source told me. “But when the Israeli occupation carries out any attack against the Palestinians, the whole world will be shocked with our resistance abilities.”

He added: “The creativity of our resistance does not stand paralysed in front of this Israeli barrier or any other Israeli measures aimed at paralysing it. We have our plans and the Israeli army will be under our feet in any future confrontation.”

(Source / 17.12.2021)

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Jerusalem’s Old City

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, five Palestinians, including three siblings, in the Old City of the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers invaded a home in the Bab Hutta area, in the Old City, and assaulted several family members, before abducting three siblings, identified as Ayman, Mohammad, and Ahmad Kamal Ghosha.

WAFA added that the soldiers also abducted Mohammad Ghosha and Omar Ibrahim, from their homes in the Old City.

It is worth mentioning that dozens of soldiers conducted extensive searches in the alleys of Bab Hotta, before breaking into and ransacking many homes, in addition to firing gas bombs and concussion grenades.

Furthermore, Israeli intelligence officers and soldiers invaded the home of a former political prisoner, identified as Mohammad Khaled Oweisat, in Jabal al-Mokabber town, south of Jerusalem, and violently searched it, causing damage.

(Source / 17.12.2021)

Israeli Colonizers Injure Many Palestinians In Qaryout, Near Nablus

Dozens of fanatic illegal Israeli colonizers attacked on Friday at dawn, many homes in Qaryout town, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, causing damage, and injured several Palestinians, in addition to attempting to abduct one man.

Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in the northern West Bank, said the colonizers attacked many homes in the town, causing damage, and assaulted the families.

He added that many Palestinians were injured in the attack before the medics rushed to the village and moved them to several hospitals in Nablus.

Daghlas also said that the colonizers snatched a man, identified as Wa’el Bahjat, and tried to kidnap him, but the locals rushed to his aid and managed to free him before the assailants fled the area.

The colonizers also stormed and ransacked at least Bahjat’s, causing extensive property damage, before assaulting him, causing various injuries. At least two other Palestinains were injured in the attack.

The official warned of the seriously escalating attack against the Palestinians and their property and called on the locals to remain alert.

On Thursday at night, Israeli colonizers attacked many Palestinian cars near Sielet ath-Thaher town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, before Israeli soldiers invaded and searched homes and shops, and confiscated surveillance equipment.

In related news, Israeli soldiers imposed on Thursday at night, a tight siege on the Nablus governorate, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, while Israeli colonizers attacked many cars, including the convoy of Palestinian Agriculture Minister, near Nablus.

On Thursday at night, an Israeli colonizer, identified as Yehuda Dimantman, 20, was killed and two others were injured after Palestinians opened fire at his car, near the evacuated Homesh colonialist outpost, built on Palestinian lands north of Nablus.

(Source / 17.12.2021)

Israeli Colonizers Attack Cars, Soldiers Invade Homes, Shops, Near Jenin

Israeli colonizers attacked on Thursday at night, many Palestinian cars near Sielet ath-Thaher town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, before Israeli soldiers invaded and searched homes and shops, and confiscated surveillance equipment.

Media sources in Jenin said the colonizers hurled stones and empty bottles at many Palestinian cars, causing damage.

They added that the colonizers gathered in large groups in the area, before attacking the Palestinian cars, and chased many residents.

Furthermore, Israeli soldiers invaded the town before storming and ransacking several homes and stores, and confiscated surveillance equipment.

The soldiers also installed roadblocks at the junction of Arraba town, and the Wad Da’ouq area, in addition to the main Arraba-Ya’bad road, before stopping and searching dozens of cars, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.

In related news, Israeli soldiers imposed on Thursday at night, a tight siege on the Nablus governorate, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, while Israeli colonizers attacked many cars, including the convoy of Palestinian Agriculture Minister, near Nablus.

It is worth mentioning that an Israeli colonizer, identified as Yehuda Dimantman, 20, was killed and two others were injured after Palestinians opened fire at his car, near the evacuated Homesh colonialist outpost, built on Palestinian lands north of Nablus.

(Source / 17.12.2021)

Israeli Army Imposes Tight Siege, Colonizers Attack Cars, In Nablus

Israeli soldiers imposed on Thursday at night, a tight siege on the Nablus governorate, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, while Israeli colonizers attacked many cars, including the convoy of Palestinian Agriculture Minister, near Nablus.

Media sources in Nablus said the soldiers closed Huwwara roadblock, south of Nablus, Sorra roadblock, west of Nablus, Shavei Shomron roadblock, north of Nablus, and Beit Forik roadblock, east of the city.

The sources added that the army deployed dozens of additional soldiers on the main Nablus-Jenin Road, before stopping and searching hundreds of Palestinian cars.

In related news, many illegal Israeli colonizers attacked dozens of cars near Huwwara town, causing excessive property damage.

Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the colonizers hurled stones at cars on the main Nablus-Qalqilia road and Nablus-Tulkarem road, causing damage.

In addition, a group of around 50 colonizers attacked the cars of Palestinian Agriculture Minister Riyad al-‘Atari and several staffers, in front of Israeli soldiers, who just stood and watched, near Huwwara junction.

It is worth mentioning that an Israeli colonizer, identified as Yehuda Dimantman, 20, was killed and two others were injured after Palestinians opened fire at his car, near the evacuated Homesh colonialist outpost, built on Palestinian lands north of Nablus.

(Source / 17.12.2021)

Israeli Colonist Killed In A Shooting Near Homesh Outpost, North Of Nablus

An Israeli colonialist settler was killed, on Thursday at night, in a shooting attack near the evacuated Homesh colonialist outpost, built on Palestinian lands north of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Israeli sources said the young man has been identified as Yehuda Dimantman, 20, and added that he was with two of his friends, driving from a Yeshiva when their car came under fire near Homesh.

They stated that Yehuda was a Yeshiva student who lived in the Shavei Shomron colony and added his two friends were mildly injured.

After the shooting, the medics rushed to the scene and tried to revive Yehuda but had to pronounce his death due to his serious wounds.

Hundreds of Israeli soldiers arrived at the scene, closed many roadblocks in the area, including Huwwara, Jeet, and Beit Forik, in addition to installing many roadblocks in the area, in an attempt to locate the shooters.

Israeli sources said the Israeli Shin Bet security agency also joined the search and investigation.

While the Hamas movement did not claim responsibility for the shooting, it praised the attack, and described it as a “heroic operation against the illegal Israeli occupation and its murderous settlers.”

It is worth mentioning that the Israeli army and the security agency said they managed to pinpoint the location where the Palestinians opened fire at the car and added that they [the Palestinian shooters] stood near the road and fired nearly ten live rounds at the car while it was leaving the area and said that the efforts to capture the shooters are ongoing.

The Israeli army deployed dozens of soldiers in the area and initiated a massive search campaign.

On Thursday evening, a group of illegal Israeli colonizers attacked many Palestinian cars and closed a main road, east of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

It is worth mentioning that Israeli soldiers killed four Palestinians, including a child, in the occupied West Bank since the beginning of this month.

On December 12, 2021, the soldiers killed Jamil Mohammad al-Kayyal, 31, after the army invaded Nablus.

On December 10, 2021, the soldiers killed Jamil Abu Ayyash, 31, during the weekly protest against the illegal Israeli colonies in Beita town, southeast of Nablus.

On December 6, 2021, the soldiers killed a child, Mohammad Nidal Younis, 15, at a military roadblock near Tulkarem, in the northern part of the West Bank, after the army claimed he intentionally rammed his car into the roadblock.

On December 04, 2021, the soldiers Mohammad Shawkat Salima, 25, after he stabbed an Israeli settler in occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

(Source / 17.12.2021)