Soldiers Invade Silwan And Shu’fat In Jerusalem, Abduct One Palestinian

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, Silwan town and Shu’fat refugee camp, in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank, before abducting one Palestinian, and invaded homes and stores while military helicopters hovered overhead.

Media sources said dozens of soldiers invaded and searched many homes in the Shu’fat refugee camp, causing damage.

They added that the soldiers, accompanied by tax officers, also ticketed several merchants, and imposed fines on them.

During the invasion, the soldiers closed many allies and isolated the refugee camp, preventing the Palestinians from entering or leaving it.

In related news, the soldiers invaded Ein al-Louza neighborhood in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, and started installing an electronic gate at the Ein Silwan junction, which would lead to isolating it whenever it is closed, for the benefit of the illegal Israeli colonizers, living on stolen lands and buildings in the area.

In addition, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center In Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the soldiers also abducted a young man, identified as Ali Sofian Obeid, from his work at a gas station in the al-‘Isawiya town, in Jerusalem. Many soldiers attacked the young man and forced him onto the ground before abducting him.

The soldiers also removed Palestinian flags which were raised by the residents on their homes and balconies in Batn al-Hawa neighborhood in Silwan, Silwanic added.

(Source / 29.12.2021)

Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinian And Inspect Surveillance Cameras In Bethlehem And Tulkarem

Dozens of soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and Husan village, west of the city, abducted one Palestinian and inspected surveillance recordings. The soldiers also abducted a young man in Tulkarem, in northern West Bank.

Media sources in Bethlehem said several army jeeps invaded the Deheishe refugee camp before the soldiers invaded and searched homes.

They added that the soldiers abducted Odai Mohsin Abu Yabes, 20, from his home and took him to Etzion detention center and interrogation facility, south of Bethlehem.

The soldiers also invaded Husan village, before storming and ransacking the homes of Jamal Hamamra and his brother Ali.

During the invasion into Husan, the soldiers also stormed a gas station and inspected its surveillance recordings before withdrawing.

In addition, the soldiers invaded Anabta town, east of the northern West Bank city of Bethlehem, searched homes, and abducted Islam Balbeesi, 26.

(Source / 29.12.2021)

Updated: Army Demolishes A Home, Injures Many Palestinians, In Jabal Al-Mokabber

Updated: Israeli soldiers demolished, Wednesday, a Palestinian home in Jabal al-Mokabber town, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, and demolished one home. The soldiers also injured many Palestinians during protests that took place after the home was destroyed.

Local sources said dozens of soldiers surrounded and isolated the town before invading it and headed towards the al-Bashir neighborhood.

They added that the soldiers prevented the Palestinians from entering the area, and demolished a home, owned by Hussein Bashir, under the pretext of being built without a permit.

Many Palestinians protested the invasion and demolition, before the soldiers fired several live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs, causing many injuries.

In Silwan town, the soldiers invaded Be’er Ayyoub neighborhood and isolated it from its surrounding area, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center In Silwan (Silwanic) has reported.

In addition, the soldiers invaded the Kafr Aqab neighborhood, north of Jerusalem, and invaded a store before confiscating surveillance recordings.

While Israel continues to build and expand its illegal colonies, Palestinian communities, and towns, in occupied Jerusalem, and various areas in the occupied West Bank, continue to be denied the right to build homes and property. Israel has been issuing dozens of demolition orders against existing Palestinian homes and property, including under-construction structures, and has already demolished many of them.

(Source / 29.12.2021)

Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, Wednesday, two Palestinians, including one with special needs, in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Local sources said several army jeeps invaded Kharas town, northwest of Hebron, searched homes, and abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Younis al-Hroub.

They added that the soldiers also invaded the home of a former political prisoner, identified as Rami Zeidan, and searched the property before summoning him for interrogation at the Etzion military base and security center, north of Hebron.

In addition, the soldiers invaded the Masafer Yatta area, south of Hebron, and abducted a young man with special needs, identified as Maher Issa Awad, 27.

It is worth mentioning that the soldiers invaded Silwan town and Shu’fat refugee camp, in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank, before abducting one Palestinian, and invaded homes and stores while military helicopters hovered overhead.

In related news, the soldiers demolished a Palestinian home in Jabal al-Mokabber town, south of occupied Jerusalem. The army also injured many Palestinians during protests that took place after the home was destroyed.

Furthermore, dozens of soldiers invaded the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and Husan village, west of the city, abducted one Palestinian and inspected surveillance recordings. The soldiers also abducted a young man in Tulkarem, in northern West Bank.

(Source / 29.12.2021)

Soldiers Attack Boys School, Injure Dozens near Bethlehem

Teacher Eid Sobeih sustained bruises after being assaulted by the occupation forces

Israeli soldiers assaulted, on Wednesday, teachers at the Teqoua’ Secondary Boys School in Teqoua’ town, east of Bethlehem in the southern occupied West Bank, according to local sources.

The Ministry of Education told the Palestinian News & Information Agency (WAFA) that several Israeli troops stormed the school campus and were confronted by some teachers, whom the soldiers then struck with the butts of their rifles.

The school principle, Majed Al-Shaer, and and teacher Eid Sobeih were assaulted and received minor bruises and lacerations, from the attacking soldiers.

At the same time, the army fired tear gas canisters and concussion grenades into the school causing dozens of students and staff members to suffer the toxic effects of tear gas inhalation.

In recent days, Israeli occupation soldiers have caused severe distress among students in the West Bank by opening fire with tear gas at them causing suffocation and panic among them.
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(Source / 29.12.2021)

BREAKING| Three Gazans injured in an Israeli bombing east Gaza border

Besieged Gaza Strip (QNN)- At Least three Gazans were injured in an Israeli bombing on the eastern borders of the Gaza Strip on Wednesday.

Local sources reported that at least three local farmers were targeted in an Israeli artillery bombing near the border of the northern Gaza Strip. One of the farmers was reported to be critically injured.

Shortly before the targeting, Israeli artillery struck a number of posts in the town of Beit Hanoun in the north of the Gaza Strip.

This came in response to an alleged shooting of an Israeli employee near the border with the northern Gaza Strip. Israeli media claimed that an Israeli employee of a company that works for the occupation state was carrying out maintenance work near the border before he was shot and lightly injured.

The alleged shooting came amid a severe wave of attacks and violence carried out by extremist Israeli settlers against Palestinians in the occupied territories as well as by the Israeli prison service against Palestinian detainees.

(Source / 29.12.2021)

Israeli PM: There’s no place for Palestinian consulate in Jerusalem

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Israeli occupation Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett, on Monday night told the Knesset that ‘Israel’ is opposed to the re-opening of the US consulate for Palestinians in Jerusalem, claiming Jerusalem is the capital of ‘Israel.

On Monday, during a meeting to the Knesset, MK Nir Barkat issued a “scathing speech against Bennett in the Knesset on the issue of a Palestinian consulate in the capital,” The Jerusalem Post reported.

Barkat said that “he personally worked with Congress and non-governmental groups to thwart the opening of the consulate.”

There were “36 senators who submitted a bill” against it and 200 congressional members who sent a special letter to Biden to ask that he shelve plans for the consulate, Barkat said, according to The Jerusalem Post.

“The government under my leadership has repeatedly clarified its position that there is no place for a Palestinian consulate in Jerusalem,” Bennett told Barkat.

“Jerusalem is the capital of one state, the State of Israel – period,” Bennett claimed.

Earlier this month, a US diplomat, a former senior US official and another source familiar with the matter told The Times of Israel that the Biden administration “has effectively shelved its effort to resurrect the de facto mission to the Palestinians.”

The three sources confirmed that no such process has begun although it’s been seven months since US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the decision of reopening the Consulate.

Moreover, even the administration’s more ardent advocates of reopening the consulate have shifted their focus to policies more likely to impact day-to-day life for Palestinians, the former senior US official said.

Last May, the Biden administration announced that the U.S. would be reopening the Consulate in Jerusalem.

US President Joe Biden said he would keep the US embassy in Jerusalem “to engage the Palestinians.”

In October, Blinken also announced that Washington will be moving forward with its plan of reopening its consulate which served Palestinians in Jerusalem.

“We’ll be moving forward with the process of opening a consulate as part of deepening those ties with the Palestinians,” Blinken stated at the State Department as speaking to the press after hosting a trilateral meeting with Israeli occupation Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and Emirati Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed al-Nahyan.

The consulate dates back to 1844 and served for 25 years as the U.S. diplomatic mission to the Palestinians.

However, in 2018, outgoing President Donald Trump merged the consulate into the US embassy in Jerusalem, after he moved the US embassy to ‘Israel’ from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem after his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December 2017.

Several Israeli officials opposed the US plan, including Israeli PM Bennett, Israeli occupation Justice Minister Gideon Sa’ar and Former Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu.

It was reported that Bennett proposed to Biden that the American Consulate reopened on the outskirts of Ramallah or in the occupied West Bank town of Abu Dis, but the United States has said it is not interested in the plan.

(Source / 29.12.2021)

Pictures| ‘Israel’ demolishes Palestinian house in Jerusalem, displace residents

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces on Tuesday morning demolished a Palestinian-owned house in Jabal al-Mukabber neighborhood, south of the occupied city of Jerusalem, displacing its residents.

Under the pretext of building without a permit, Israeli forces earlier today raided the Jabal al-Mukabber neighborhood and started demolishing the house of Jerusalemite Hussain Basheer, displacing the house residents.

Following the demolition of the house, local sources said, the forces attacked several Palestinians in the area by firing rubber-coated metal bullets and sound bombs, injuring over five.

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 / 29.12.2021)

Israeli authorities raze three-story house, displace its residents in Jerusalem

Days of Palestine – Jerusalem – The Israeli occupation authority on Monday morning displaced three Palestinian families after demolishing their three-story building in the East Jerusalem district of Issawiya at the pretext of unlicensed construction.

According to local sources, dozens of police officers cordoned off the area where the building was located before bulldozers embarked on knocking down the building.

Read More: Israeli occupation authority forces Palestinian family to raze its own house

The building belonged to a Jerusalemite citizen called Yassin Mustafa, who built it about 10 years ago.

Three families, including 20 individuals and one with special needs, lived in that building.

Read More: Israeli forces demolish house and complete another demolition in Jerusalem

The Jerusalemites have no choice but to build without licenses because there are no structural maps that respond to the natural increase in their numbers, and for that reason, they are denied house permits.

The Israeli occupation authority also imposes building restrictions on the Palestinian natives in Jerusalem and makes it hard for them to obtain construction licenses.

Israel’s systematic demolition of Palestinian homes in Occupied Jerusalem is believed to be aimed at psychologically destroying the Jerusalemite families in an attempt to force them to move from the holy city.

(Source / 29.12.2021)

Bennett: American consulate would be impossible to establish in Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has stressed that no American consulate would be opened in Jerusalem while he is in his post, Israeli media reported on Tuesday.

Speaking to the Knesset, Bennett said: “The government under my leadership has repeatedly clarified its position that there is no place for a Palestinian consulate in Jerusalem.”

According to The Jerusalem Post, Bennett said: “Jerusalem is the capital of one state, the State of Israel, period.”

Read More: Israeli Prime Minister naftali bennett defends the shooting of an injured Palestinian

Former US President Donald Trump closed the American consulate in occupied Jerusalem 2019. However, US President Joe Biden has pledged to reopen the consulate but this would require Israel’s consent.

Israel has opposed the move, which it believes gives the PA a foothold in Jerusalem and validates the PA’s claim that east Jerusalem is the future capital of a Palestinian state.

Read More: Occupation Army Abducts 18 Palestinians In Jerusalem and Ramallah

(Source / 29.12.2021)