Agencies – Gaza Post -Local sources reported that activist Muhammad Awad, Israeli occupation forces violently attacked and imprisoned a Palestinian boy suffering from heart and spinal illnesses in the village of Beit Ummar, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, last night.
He told WAFA that soldiers held in custody Nour Ahmad Allami, a 16-year-old boy, after having beaten him while he was in a shop, and that Allami had many heart and spine illnesses, as well as several vertebral treatments.
He went on to say that the occupation troops overlooked the boy’s father’s hospital records and continued to attack and imprison him amidst his health problems. Allami has been whisked away to an undisclosed position.
Agencies-Gaza Post – In the early hours of Saturday morning, confrontations exploded in the West Bank city of Jenin after Palestinian Authority security troops apprehended three people, including the son of a leader who escaped from Israeli custody last year.
Muhammad Zubeidi, the son of Zakaria Zubeidi, the Palestinian prisoner who escaped Israel’s Gilboa prison and went on the run for a week before being revived, was imprisoned by PA security forces.
According to Haaretz, the Palestinian officers also captured three other people. The arrests were made for no apparent reason.
Video clips purportedly showing officers apprehending and beating up younger Zubeidi disseminated online, causing outrage in this city.
To protest the detention, dozens of armed Jenin inhabitants faced PA security forces. In a gunfight with security forces, demonstrators reportedly fired live bullets at the PA’s headquarters in the city, according to Arabic media findings.
The Directorate of the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf revealed on Friday that the Israeli occupation authorities have rejected and prevented the implementation of its decision to increase the number of guards at Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Director of Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Omar Al-Kiswani explained: “Occupation authorities are constantly seeking to deport and arrest the guards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, especially in light of the increase in almost daily incursions by settlers to Al-Aqsa Mosque, and their attempts to perform Talmudic rituals and prayers.”
In an exclusive statement to Arabi21, he stressed: “The violations by the occupation authorities and extremists are continuing against Al-Aqsa Mosque. The occupation is trying to impose new policies against Al-Aqsa Mosque, to create a new reality.”
Due to the expected increase in the number of settlers that may raid Al-Aqsa Mosque, Al-Kiswani shared: “There is a decision to increase the number of guards and employees, in coordination with the Jordanian Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs”.
He indicated: “There are interventions (by the occupation) to prevent the guards who were employed or re-employed by those previously contracted in 2017. The occupation authorities threatened to arrest the new guards if they start their job.”
He considers that the practices of the occupation authorities are: “A blatant interference in the affairs of Islamic Awqaf. This matter has been reported to the Jordanian Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, and it is addressing the matter with the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs – this is what we were promised.”
The Director of the Directorate of Jerusalem Islamic Waqf warned: “The directorate is keen that the guards of Al-Aqsa Mosque are not to be arrested or attacked by the occupation.”
“The Directorate of Jerusalem Islamic Waqf is carrying out its duty towards Al-Aqsa Mosque, and preserving its Islamic and Arab identity, even though the price for that may be high, which is the deportation and arresting of Al-Aqsa guards, the expulsion of employees and the restriction on the Directorate of the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf,” he informed Arabi21.
He stressed that all occupation measures: “Will not deter us from fulfilling our duty towards Al-Aqsa Mosque and preserving it, in light of the fierce attack of the occupation against it.”
The official of the Directorate of the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf expressed his deep regret over the state of: “Failure of the Arab and Islamic position towards what is happening in Al-Aqsa, which is a stance that unfortunately does not support the position of the directorate in facing the fierce attack on Al-Aqsa and attempts to Judaise it, and the rejection of the de facto policy by force of occupation and weapons.”
Al-Quds International Institution confirmed: “The targeting of Al-Aqsa guards and Directorate of Jerusalem Islamic Waqf staff by the occupation aims to end the presence of the Islamic Awqaf, to impose the occupation’s management of Al-Aqsa, to monopolise the Al-Aqsa Mosque and to assume control over it instead of the Islamic Awqaf.”
Al-Quds International Institution expressed its surprise in a statement received by Arabi21 that the repeated attacks by the occupation against the guards of Al-Aqsa and the staff of the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf: “Passed without any comment or official Jordanian position at any level.”
The institution warned: “The occurrence of such aggression without any response would tempt the occupation with greater aggression, and it is a dangerous indication about the retreat of the official cover for Al-Aqsa Mosque, at a time when it is exposed to an existential threat targeting its identity.”
Israeli soldiers attacked and abducted, on Friday at night, a Palestinian child who also suffers from spinal cord injuries in Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.
Local activist Mohammad Awad said the soldiers attacked Nour Ahmad al-‘Allami, 16, after they invaded a shop, and added that the child was repeatedly struck by the soldiers.
Awad stated that the child previously underwent several injuries in the spine at a hospital in occupied Jerusalem and that he also has a heart defect.
His father tried to stop the soldiers who were assaulting his son and showed them various medical reports regarding his condition, but they refused to look at the reports or even listen to him, before abducting Nour.
Illegal Israeli colonizers and soldiers attacked Friday, many Palestinians in Susiya village, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and injured two Palestinians, including one child.
The colonizers were shouting insults at the residents in the village and tried to break into their homes, causing damage.
They also hurled stones at the Palestinians wounding one man, identified as Mahmoud Salem al-Haddar, who suffered a moderate head injury.
The wounded man was rushed to Yatta governmental hospital where he received the needed treatment.
During the attack, the colonizers also assaulted a child, causing mild wounds.
In addition, the colonizers attacked many Palestinians while planting their lands in the Wad ar-Rakhim area in Susiya village and fired many live rounds at Palestinian homes and structures.
The lands are located between the Susiya village and the illegal Susya colony which was built on stolen Palestinian lands in Yatta city.
The illegal colonizers attacked the Palestinians in front of Israeli soldiers who stood and watched, allowing them to continue the assault.
The Palestinians remain on high alert in the village and surrounding areas as large groups of illegal colonizers remain gathered there.
Susiya, inhabited by more than five hundred Palestinians, has been subject to constant violations by the soldiers and the colonizers, for many years, especially after the illegal Susya colony was established on large areas of its stolen lands.
In the year 1986, most of the residents were displaced and their lands were illegally annexed after Israel established what it dubbed as “National Garden and a Park” for the illegal colonizers, and completely off-limits to the indigenous Palestinians.
In related news, a large group of illegal Israeli colonists attacked, Friday, the town of Teqoua, east of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank before the soldiers invaded the town and abducted one Palestinian.
A large group of illegal Israeli colonists attacked, Friday, the town of Teqoua, east of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank before the soldiers invaded the town and abducted one Palestinian.
Eyewitnesses said dozens of illegal colonizers marched on the main road in Khirbat ad-Deir area in the town and chanted racist slogans while calling for expelling the Palestinians from their homes and lands.
They added that many colonizers attacked Palestinians in the town, leading to protests, before the soldiers invaded it started firing rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades at the residents, instead of removing the invading colonizers.
The soldiers also abducted a young man, identified as Ismael Suleiman, 20, and took him to an unknown destination.
Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, Palestinian fishermen and shepherds near Gaza city and Deir al-Balah, in the besieged coastal region.
Media sources said Israeli navy ships fired many live rounds at Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea area, northwest of Gaza city,
They added that the attacks caused damage and forced the fishermen back to the shore without being able to fish to provide for their families.
In addition, the soldiers fired many gas bombs at Palestinian shepherds east of Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza, forcing them to leave.
The army frequently attacks farmers, shepherds, workers, and fishermen across the eastern parts of the coastal region and in Palestinian territorial waters, leading to dozens of casualties, including fatalities, in addition to preventing the Palestinians from tending to their lands and from fishing to provide for their families.
In March of this last year 2021, the Palestinian Interior Ministry in Gaza said Israeli mines were responsible for an explosion that led to the death of three fishermen.
Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, dozens of Palestinians in Sbeih Mountain in Beita town, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
Ahmad Jibril, the head of the Emergency Unit at the Nablus office of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said the soldiers shot ten Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets, including two who were suffered head injuries.
Jibril added that 44 Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, and five others sustained cuts and bruises to various parts of their bodies.
He also denounced the ongoing Israeli violations against Palestinian medical teams and said that the soldiers closed the roads leading to the area of protests, preventing the ambulance from crossing.
The Palestinians have been holding weekly processions in Sbeih Mountain since May of 2021 after illegal Israeli colonizers occupied its top and installed an outpost. The Israeli attacks against them have led to hundreds of casualties, including many fatalities.
The Mountain, owned by the Palestinians, has significant strategic importance, especially since if it is occupied by the colonizers the colony would lead to the annexation of 20 Dunams of Palestinian lands, and would also lead to the isolation of a large area of Palestinian lands.
Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, several Palestinians during protests that took place in the Bab az-Zawiya area, in the center of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers also invaded Biddu town, northwest of Jerusalem, and abducted two Palestinians.
Media sources said the soldiers, stationed at the permanent military roadblock at the entrance of the Shuhada neighborhood in Hebron, attacked dozens of Palestinians who marched in the area, protesting the constant Israeli violations and the ongoing occupation.
They added that the soldiers fired rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades, shooting two in the arm and leg, and causing many to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.
In related news, the soldiers invaded the town, northwest of Jerusalem, and abducted two Palestinians who were among the dozens of residents marching in solidarity with Nasser Abu Hmeid, 49, a Palestinian detainee who is in a serious condition in Israeli prison.
The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) stated that Nasser has been in a coma since Tuesday at the Israeli Barzilai hospital, where he has been for five days following a serious fever. Abu Hmeid has been found to have a severe lung infection and is currently on artificial respiration, in critical condition.
In Biddu town, northwest of Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted two young men, identified as Fuad Mansour and Ali Eid, during a procession in solidarity with Abu Hmeid, after the army invaded the town.
The soldiers also installed a military roadblock on the road between Beit Doqqo and Beit Ijza near villages.