Soldiers Invade Village Near Nablus, Close Its Main Road

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, on Saturday evening, the village of Burqa, northwest of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, leading to protests, and closing its main road.

Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the soldiers fired many live rounds, gas bombs, and concussion grenades at the protesters.

The soldiers also closed the main road leading to the village, in addition to obstructing traffic on the Jenin-Nablus Road.

It is worth mentioning that the army has been escalating its invasions, violent searches of homes and property, and the abduction of the residents in addition to the severe restriction of the movement of the Palestinians in Burqa, surrounding villages and towns, in an act of illegal collective punishment since December 16th, 2021, after an Israeli colonist, identified as Yehuda Dimantman, 20, was killed near the evacuated Homesh colonialist outpost, which was built on Palestinian lands north of Nablus.

In related news, the soldiers installed a roadblock on the main road of the ar-Ram town, north of the occupied capital, Jerusalem, before stopping and searching dozens of cars, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.

(Source / 09.01.2022)

Israeli Army Invades Two Villages Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday evening, two Palestinian villages near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, leading to protests.

Media sources in Ramallah said the soldiers invaded Deir Nitham village, northwest of the city, after a group of illegal colonizers near its only unblockaded street and closed it.

The incident took place just a few hours after several army jeeps invaded the village, leading to protests before the soldiers fired rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

Deir Nitham is subject to frequent Israeli invasions and violations, including repeated attacks by the illegal colonizers into its farmlands and orchards who constantly cut and uproot trees in addition to destroying farmlands.

It is worth mentioning that the army constantly blocks the village’s northern and southern roads with iron gates and has a permanent military roadblock on its third and only remaining entrance.

In related news, the soldiers invaded Aboud village, north of Ramallah, leading to protests, and fired several live rounds in addition to rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

In addition, the soldiers closed a dirt road near Sebastia Palestinian town, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

Mohammad Azem, the mayor of Sebastia, said the road links the town with villages and towns in Tulkarem governorate.

Sebastia is subject to constant invasions by Israeli soldiers and colonizers who storm the archeological area after the army closes it to the Palestinians.

During these invasions, the soldiers block all Palestinian traffic, in addition to frequently storming homes, abducting Palestinians, and attacking protesters, in addition to removing the Palestinian flag from the site.

(Source / 09.01.2022)

Israeli Forces Detain Six Palestinians From Jerusalem and Bethlehem

Israeli forces detained, on Saturday night, and at dawn on Sunday, a number of Palestinian young men from various towns in the occupied West Bank, according to the Wadi Hilweh Information Center (Silwanic).

Silwanic reported that Israeli police detained three young Palestinian men, identified as; Ahmad Al-Haj Mahmoud, Moataz Al-Haj Mahmoud, and Muhammad Hussain Mutwar from Sheikh Jarrah.

On Saturday night, Israeli forces detained a young man, identified as; Amer Zidani, in the Bab al-Maghariba area of Jerusalem on his way home from work. He was released on the condition that he return today for further interrogation.

Local sources in Bethlehem reported the detention of Amer Taqateqa, 17, and Mohamed Taqateqa, 22, at dawn Sunday, from their homes in Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem in the southern West Bank.

(Source / 09.01.2022)

“You’re pissing me off!” Israeli diplomat reportedly yells at European envoys

Aliza Bin Noun, Israel’s former ambassador to France who now serves as the director of the European Affairs Department at the Foreign Ministry

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- An Israeli occupation official yelled at a delegation of European diplomats during a recent meeting at Israel’s foreign ministry, after the envoys raised objections to Israel’s settlement-construction plans.

Israeli Walla reported on Thursday, that the meeting, which took place two weeks ago and was supposed to be a routine discussion about the situation in the occupied West Bank, quickly deteriorated into a dressing down by the Israeli minister.

The British-led delegation presented concerns in an official letter to Aliza Bin Noun, Israel’s former ambassador to France who now serves as the director of the European Affairs Department at the Foreign Ministry, about the construction of settlements in occupied East Jerusalem’s Givat Hamatos neighbourhood and in the E1 area between Jerusalem and the Ma’ale Adumim settlement.

“After everything the new Israeli government has been doing for the Palestinians, you come to complain?” Bin Noun was quoted by Walla as saying.

Refusing to address the points raised by the diplomats and ambassadors from 16 European countries, Walla reported that Bin Noun reportedly told them, “You are pissing me off.”

The Europeans said the meeting broke down and concluded in a “big crisis”, according to Walla.

Lior Haiat, an Israeli foreign ministry spokesperson, appeared to confirm the report, telling Walla that “sometimes, European positions are presented in a manner that is unacceptable to us and this deserves a sharp and clear response, even if our reaction isn’t nice toward the Europeans”.

(Source / 09.01.2022)

Backed by forces, Israeli settlers attack Palestinians in Burqa village

Israeli forces attacked Palestinians in Burqa village with tear-gas canisters and rubber-coated metal bullets

Nablus (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces attacked several Palestinians on Sunday in the village of Burqa, northwest of Nablus while protecting extremist settlers who raided and attacked the village.

An event was organized today near the village of Burqa in the occasion of the Palestinian Martyrs’ Day, January 7, to plant over 600 trees. However, local sources said, dozens of extremist Israeli settlers, from the illegal settlement of Shavei Shomron, attacked the event, and several activists participated in the event were also attacked.

Shortly after, the occupation forces came to the scene and attacked the Palestinians by firing tear-gas canisters and rubber-coated metal bullets directly and intensively towards them, resulting in the suffocation of several Palestinians while another Palestinian was injured with the rubber-coated metal bullets in his back.

Photos | A group of Israeli settlers backed by the Israeli occupation army attack the outskirts of Burqa village in the north of the occupied West Bank, today.

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Nablus’s Burqa village has been under Israeli settlers violence and attacks for over three weeks. The settlers attacked dozens of Palestinian vehicles, burnt Palestinian-owned houses and assaulted residents of the Burqa village, leaving hundreds of Palestinian residents injured.

Thousands of settlers had been protesting and going in marches to the Burqa village, calling on the occupation government to let them return to the nearby pre-2005 Israeli settlement of Homesh.

(Source / 09.01.2022)

PPS: Cancer-stricken Palestinian detainee is at high risk of death

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said on Sunday that health condition of cancer-stricken Palestinian detainee in Israeli jails, Naser Abu Hmeid, is seriously deteriorating, and he is at a high risk of death.

The PPS said Abu Hmeid has been in a coma since January 4, and he was transferred to the Israeli Barzilai hospital following a deterioration in his health, last week.

It added that Abu Hmeid has been put on a ventilator and suffers from a serious inflammation on the lungs.

The PPS had previously said that Abu Hmeid’s health condition was concerning as he had severe pain in the left part of his chest in addition to breathing difficulties.

In August 2021, a cancerous tumour was detected in his lungs. Israeli prison services stalled his treatment, causing his health to decline, according to the PPS.

After a series of protests organised by Palestinian detainees in Ashkelon prison, where he was being held, Naser was then transferred to the city’s Barzilai hospital, where he underwent surgery to remove his tumour.

However, the prison administration transferred him back to jail before he recovered, PPS said.

He was the victim of a medical mistake during the implantation of a tube to empty the air from his lungs, causing the latest health complications, including a severe rise in his temperature.

Despite the proximity of Ashkelon prison to Barzilai hospital, the prison administration delayed transferring him again until after his health deteriorated significantly.

According to the PPS, Israeli occupation authorities have also refused to reveal details of his condition.

On Friday, his family was finally allowed to visit their son while being held in the Barzilai hospital. At the order of the Israeli occupation authorities, the visit lasted for 10 minutes, and they were not allowed to closely see him, under the pretext of the COVID-19 restrictions.

However, the family insisted on checking up on him. After a long time of procrastination, they were allowed to meet the doctor who told the family that Naser is currently in a coma due to acute respiratory infections caused and developed by a bacterial infection which weakened his immune system.

49-year-old Abu Hmeid, from the Al-Amari refugee camp in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, was arrested in 2002 and sentenced to seven life sentences and 50 years in Israeli prison.

Four other brothers of Naser are in Israeli prisons: Nasr, 47, Sharif, 45, Mohammad, 38, and Islam, 35. All of them are sentenced to life. A fifth brother, Abdul Meniem, was also shot dead by Israeli occupation soldiers in 1994.

Israeli authorities also demolished the house of the family several times and their mother was denied visitation to any of her sons for several years.

The PPS said ‘Israel’ adopts a deliberate medical negligence with Palestinian prisoners as a part of its policy to weaken them.

Since 1967, 227 Palestinian prisoners have died inside the Israeli jails, 72 of them have died due to the deliberate medical negligence.

The number of Palestinian prisoners with tumours is approximately 18; four of them have been classified as cancerous and are in an advanced stage, including Abu Hmeid.

According to the PPS, the 18 are among 550 prisoners who are classified as sick in various prisons, particularly in Ramleh, Ashkelon and Beersabe’, and their numbers are rising.

(Source / 09.01.2022)

Under forces protection, extremist Israeli settlers break into Al-Aqsa in Jerusalem

Extremist Israeli settlers breaking into Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Dozens of extremist Israeli settlers have broken into the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied city of Jerusalem, since the early morning hours of Sunday, provoking Palestinian worshipers.

Over 50 Israeli settlers broke into the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque during the morning break-in session, under the occupation forces protection, and their incursions to the mosque continue till this moment.

The settlers entered through the Damascus Gate- which Palestinians call Bab al-Amud Gate.

They are now provoking the Palestinian worshipers by performing Talmudic prayers in the courtyards of the holy site.

Israeli occupation authorities have allowed settler incursions to the mosque since 2003, under the forces’ protection.

Since the start of 2021, 34,562 settlers broke into the holy site, setting a new record, as in 2020, 19,000 settlers broke into the mosque and 29,700 settlers in 2019, according to Al-Qastal, a Palestinian network hub for Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem.

There have been repeated objections and warnings by the Palestinian religious authorities as the settlers’ incursions provoke Palestinian worshippers of the mosque.

Israeli forces always facilitate and protect the settlers while preventing Palestinian worshipers from entering it, assaulting and detaining them.

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

Jews refer to the area 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 / 09.01.2022)

Israeli Forces Arrest Two Young Men South of Bethlehem

Days of Palestine – Bethlehem – The Israeli occupation forces Sunday arrested two young men from the town of Beit Fajjar, south of Bethlehem.

Security sources said that the Israeli occupation forces arrested the two young men, Amer Khaled Taqatqa, 17, and Alaa Muhammad Taqatqa, 22 after they raided and searched their families’ homes.

According to Palestinian data, the Israeli occupation forces arrested about 8,000 Palestinian citizens during the year 2021, including more than 1,300 minors and children and 184 women.

The number of prisoners in the Israeli occupation prisons until the end of the past year 2021 reached about 4,600 male and female prisoners.

(Source / 09.01.2022)

Israeli Forces Invade 3 Villages In West Bank

Israeli occupation soldiers invaded, on Saturday evening, two Palestinian villages near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, leading to protests.

Local sources said that Israeli occupation soldiers invaded Deir Nitham village, northwest of the city, after they closed the roads leading to the village.

The incident took place just a few hours after several army jeeps invaded the village, leading to protests before the soldiers fired rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

Deir Nitham is subject to frequent Israeli invasions and violations, including repeated attacks by the illegal colonizers into its farmlands and orchards who constantly cut and uproot trees in addition to destroying farmlands.

It is worth mentioning that the army constantly blocks the village’s northern and southern roads with iron gates and has a permanent military roadblock on its only entrance.

In related news, the soldiers invaded Aboud village, north of Ramallah, leading to protests, and fired several live rounds in addition to rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

In addition, the soldiers closed a dirt road near Sebastia Palestinian town, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

Mohammad Azem, the mayor of Sebastia, said the road links the town with villages and towns in Tulkarem governorate.

Sebastia is subject to constant invasions by Israeli soldiers and colonizers who storm the archeological area after the army closes it to the Palestinians.

During these invasions, the soldiers block all Palestinian traffic, in addition to frequently storming homes, abducting Palestinians, and attacking protesters, in addition to removing the Palestinian flag from the site.

In the same context, Several Israeli occupation army jeeps invaded, on Saturday evening, the village of Burqa, northwest of the Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, leading to protests, and closing its main road.

Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the soldiers fired many live rounds, gas bombs, and concussion grenades at the protesters.

The soldiers also closed the main road leading to the village, in addition to obstructing traffic on the Jenin-Nablus Road.

(Source / 09.01.2022)

Israeli Forces nab number of Palestinians from West Bank and Jerusalem

Days of Palestine – Jerusalem – The Israeli occupation forces Sunday arrested a number of citizens in Bethlehem and occupied Jerusalem.

In Bethlehem, the Israeli occupation forces arrested the child Amer Khaled Taqatqa (17 years), and the young Alaa Muhammad Taqatqa (22 years), after they raided and searched the homes of their relatives in the town of Beit Fajjar.

In occupied Jerusalem, the Israeli occupation forces arrested a young man, Amer Zaidani (26 years), from the Mughrabi Gate area, while he was returning from his workplace.

Press sources said that the Israeli occupation forces announced the arrest of three Palestinian youths, for allegedly setting fire to a settler’s vehicle in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood last night.

In Nablus, the Israeli occupation forces stormed the village of Burqa, and raided the house of Faleh Awais, after tampering with and vandalizing its contents.

Occupation mechanisms stormed the “Aqabat Jabr” camp in Jericho; Which led to the outbreak of confrontations between the youth and the occupation.

The media office of Hamas in the West Bank monitored in its annual report (34017) violations committed by the occupation forces and settlers in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem during the past year 2021.

The report documented the martyrdom of (94) citizens, the injury of (11092) others, and the arrest of (5286) citizens.

The settlers’ attacks amounted to (1032), and the number of shooting attacks carried out by the occupation soldiers and settlers was (2502), according to the same report.

(Source / 09.01.2022)