Soldiers Assault, Abduct A Palestinian In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers assaulted, Wednesday, a young Palestinian man near Bab al-Amoud, one of the gates leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, before abducting him.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers stopped the young man near Bab al-Amoud and repeatedly assaulted him.

The young man, who remained unidentified at the time of this report, was taken by the soldiers to an interrogation facility in Jerusalem.

In related news, the soldiers invaded the main entrance of the al-Arroub refugee camp, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, leading to protests before the army fired gas bombs and concussion grenades.

Furthermore, the soldiers abducted ten Palestinians, including a father and his two sons in addition to one child, from their homes in several parts of the Hebron governorate.

In addition, the soldiers abducted five young men in Jerusalem and Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank.

The soldiers also invaded ‘Aida refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, and Husan town, west of the city, before shooting one Palestinian and abducting three others.

(Source / 22.12.2021)

Army Abducts Ten Palestinians In Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, ten Palestinians, including a father and his two sons in addition to one child, from their homes in several parts of Hebron governorate, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said several army jeeps invaded Yatta town, south of Hebron before the soldiers searched many homes and abducted five Palestinians.

The PPS stated that the soldiers abducted Yasser Ibrahim al-Jondi, 43, along with his sons Yazan, 20, and Yazid, 18, in addition to Odai Abada Shawahin and Ayyoub Hussein Shreiteh.

The soldiers also invaded Sa’ir and Beit Ummar towns, northeast and north of Hebron, before searching many homes and abducted Nazzal Adnan Jabarin, 25, Fares Taiseer al-Mitwer, Odai Ali Jaradat, Yousef Mohammad Ekhlayyel, 21, and Jamil Abed Abu Ayyash, 15.

In addition, the soldiers abducted five young men in Jerusalem and Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank.

The soldiers also invaded ‘Aida refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, and Husan town, west of the city, before shooting one Palestinian and abducting three others.

(Source / 22.12.2021)

Army Abducts Five Young Men In Jerusalem And Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, five young Palestinian men in Jerusalem and Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said the soldiers invaded Hizma town, northeast of occupied Jerusalem, searched homes, and abducted three Palestinians.

They said the soldiers abducted Issa Odah Askar, Qussai Hamed Khatib, and Saleh Omar Khatib, from their homes and took them to an interrogation facility.

It is worth mentioning that the soldiers closed many roads and surrounded the town before invading it.

The soldiers also invaded Kafr Ni’ma town, northwest of Ramallah, before abducting Ward Mohammad Abdo from his home.

Another Palestinian, identified as Moayyad Fares Samhan, was abducted from his home in Ras Karkar village, west of Ramallah.

In related news, the soldiers invaded ‘Aida refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, and Husan town, west of the city, before shooting one Palestinian and abducting three others.

(Source / 22.12.2021)

Soldiers Injure One Palestinian, Abduct Three, In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, ‘Aida refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, and Husan town, west of the city, before shooting one Palestinian and abducting three others.

Media sources said several army jeeps invaded Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, leading to protests, before shooting a young man with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the head.

They added that local medics rushed the wounded young man to a hospital in Bethlehem city.

The soldiers also invaded and ransacked several homes in the refugee camp, before abducting Ahmad Mamoun Bodeir, 30, and Salloum ad-Dibis, 24.

In addition, the soldiers invaded Husan town, before searching a few homes and abducted a young man, identified as Atallah Zeidan Za’oul, 20.

(Source / 22.12.2021)

Israel Confiscates Palestinian Lands Near Bethlehem

The Israeli occupation authorities issued an order, Tuesday, illegally annexing privately-owned Palestinian lands in the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank.

Hasan Breijiyya, the head of Bethlehem’s office of the “Wall & Colonization Resistance Commission”, stated that the confiscated lands, approximately one dunam, are in the Ein Qassis area, in the western part of al-Khader.

Breijiyya added that the army decided to confiscate the lands to install iron gates on an agricultural road leading to the illegal Sidi Boaz colonialist outpost which was built on stolen Palestinian lands.

The official warned that the gate would block access to and isolate more than three hundred dunams of Palestinian lands, owned by various families, a move that usually precedes their illegal annexation.

Ein al-Qassis has been subject to frequent and escalating violations, starting several years ago, after the soldiers closed the roads leading to it, and imposed severe restrictions on the farmers, in addition to repeatedly assaulting them.

Israel is trying to control and illegally annex the remaining lands in the area for the construction and expansion of its illegal colonies.

(Source / 22.12.2021)

Updated: Israeli Soldiers Kill Young Palestinian Man At Dothan Roadblock, Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers shot and killed, Tuesday, Abdul-Aziz Hikmat Mousa, 22, at Dothan military roadblock near Ya’bad town, southwest of Jenin in the northern West Bank.

According to Jerusalem Post, the deceased allegedly fired shots at a military vehicle at the roadblock causing it to catch on fire.

It alleged that, as he approached the roadblock, he rammed his car into the burning military vehicle before the soldiers opened fire on him causing his car to ignite as well.

No injuries were reported among the soldiers.

Firefighters arrived to put out the conflagration and found Mousa had passed away in his car and his corpse was burnt inside his car.

Military roadblocks are historically extremely dangerous for Palestinians and are often the stage for extrajudicial killings under various allegations.

The Israeli army also prevented Palestinian ambulances from reaching the area, and installed many roadblocks around it, in addition to many villages and towns, south of Jenin.

Abdul-Aziz was from Marka village, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

Civilian and Military vehicle both on fire at Dottan Checkpoint. posted on twitter by Wafa News Agency

“Even in the worst-case scenario of an intentional car-ramming, the Israeli officers who shot this unarmed civilian while he was trying to run in the opposite direction violated Israel’s own rules of engagement that stipulate using lethal force only and strictly when necessary to repel a direct threat to life,” reports Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor.

His death came only 24 hours after the Israeli army granted its soldiers a green light to use live ammunition even against Palestinians who hurl stones, or Molotov cocktails at the army, even while they are retreating.

After the soldiers killed Abdul-Aziz, hundreds of Palestinians marched towards his family’s home while chanting against the illegal Israeli occupation and calling on the International Community to hold Israel accountable for its crimes.

On June 23, 2020, the soldiers killed Ahmad Mustafa Erekat, 26, at the “Container” military roadblock, northeast of Bethlehem, while he was preparing for his sister’s wedding that was scheduled to take place later that day.

The soldiers claimed that Ahmad ‘tried to ram them with his car’ – a claim that his family says is beyond ridiculous.

The head of Abu Dis Town Council, Ahmad Abu Hilal, said the soldiers shot Ahmad with multiple rounds and left him to bleed to death, before taking his corpse away.

Abu Hilal added that Ahmad was driving to Bethlehem city to fetch his sisters and his mother from a hairdressing shop in Bethlehem, as the family was preparing for the wedding of one of his sisters, which was supposed to take place on the same day.

(Source / 22.12.2021)

Abu Hawwash’s family warns he may die any time

Occupied Hebron (QNN)- The family of Hisham Abu Hawwash warned that he is in a very serious condition and that he may die any time now. Abu Hawwash has been on a hunger strike for 128 days in protest against his illegal administrative detention.

In a vigil, held in front of Dora’s municipality in solidarity with Abu Hawwash, Imad Abu Hawwassh, Hisham’s brother, said that his health is deteriorating while the Israelis continue to reject requests to transfer him to a civilian hospital.

He also expressed concerns that Hisham may have an acute heart attack as he is being held in the clinic of the Ramleh prison, which is not prepared to treat his condition. He added that the Red Cross informed them that his condition is very hard and different from the conditions of other hunger-striking detainees.

According to the family, Hisham has stopped eating salt 48 hours ago, which could lead to Intestinal ischemia sudden cardiac failure.

Imad Abu Hawwash added that doctors in Israeli prisons are not part of the Israeli ministry of health, which makes it easy for them to forcefully inject Hisham with vitamins.

Forceful injections are illegal under international law and they could lead to the death of those injected.

(Source / 22.12.2021)

Pictures| After 19 years of imprisonment in Israeli jails, Palestinian ex-prisoner is free

Gaza Strip (QNN)- After serving 19 years of imprisonment in Israeli jails, Palestinian ex-prisoner, Hussein Zuraei, from Deir el-Balah, in the center of the Gaza Strip, has been released on Monday evening.

The 41-year-old Palestinian ex-prisoner Hussein Zuraei was arrested on 20 December, 2002, during Israel’s invasion of the centeral area of the Gaza Strip.

On the same day of his arrest, the Israeli forces bombed his family’s house in Deir el-Balah. His father was also killed by Israeli forces in 2002.

Following his release, Zuraei was warmly welcomed by loved ones in his hometown of Deir el-Balah.

Celebrations were spontaneous as relatives, neighbors and friends of the Zuraei converge on his home to greet and welcome him.

Zuraei also celebrated his engagement with his fiancee who had waited for him to be free.

(Source / 22.12.2021)

3 Palestinian female prisoners in Israeli jails open hunger strike over Israel’s crackdown

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- The three Palestinian female prisoners who had been brutally assaulted and held in solitary confinement at Damon prison by Israeli Prison Service (IPS) have started an open-ended hunger strike against IPS’s crackdown.

The Palestinian Prisoners Information Office said on Wednesday that Shorouq Dweiat, Mona Qa’dan, and Marah Bakier have started a hunger strike in protest against IPS’s crackdown and abusing them.

The family of Mona Qa’dan also confirmed that their daughter has started a hunger strike, but the family said there are no details about her situation, noting she suffers from diseases.

The Palestinian Prisoners Information Office said on Wednesday that the IPS is still holding the three Palestinian female prisoners in solitary confinement at Damon prison.

The Office added that the situation in Israeli prisons was escalating on Wednesday as the IPS refused to meet the demands of the prisoners and continued its crackdown on them.

It added that the IPS cut the power off, removed Hijabs of hijabi detainees, and used tear gas against the detainees. It also denied them visitations and prevented them from using the prison canteen.

The detainees returned their meals and knocked on the cells’ doors in protest against the Israeli repression.

Therefore, amid the continuous crackdown on the female prisoners, all the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails will announce today a series of escalation measures, the Office said.

Multiple Palestinian factions have called for a “day of rage” on Friday in support of the prisoners.

(Source / 22.12.2021)

Pictures| ‘Israel’ forces Palestinian family to self-demolish own house in Jerusalem

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Israeli occupation authorities on Tuesday forced a Palestinian family to self-demolish its own house in Jabal al-Mukabber neighborhood, south of the occupied city of Jerusalem.

At the order of the Israeli occupation municipality, Jerusalemite Mohammed Ja’abis self-demolished his own house in Jabal al-Mukabber to avoid paying an additional fine in exorbitant demolition costs to the Israeli municipality (the staff and the police) if it carried out the demolition.

The 6-member family said it received a demolition order by the Israeli Occupation Court, under the pretext of building without a permit, that it must self-demolish its own house.

It added it was forced to carry out the demolition by itself to avoid paying an additional fine in exorbitant demolition costs to the Israeli municipality.

The owner of the house said the house was built 20 years ago by his father.

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 home demolitions.

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.

(Source /22.12.2021)