BREAKING| Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian man south of Bethlehem

Bethlehem (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces shot dead a Palestinian young man on Monday at Gush Etzion junction, south of the city of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank.

The occupation forces at the main junction outside the illegal settlement bloc of Gush Etzion opened gunfire at the young Palestinian man, who has not been identified yet, killing him.

Israeli media claimed that the young man was shot for allegedly trying to carry out a stabbing attack.

The video footage of the shooting moments shows that the man posed no threat to the Israeli forces. However, they shot him before leaving him bleeding to death on the ground.

(Source / 17.01.2022)

Israeli authorities forcibly displace Palestinian family from house in Sheikh Jarrah

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Israeli occupation authorities on Monday morning forcibly displaced a Palestinian family from its house in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in East Jerusalem.

Earlier today, the Israeli occupation forces and municipality staff stormed the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah and forced the Salhiya family to empty their nursery of contents, as a prelude to demolish it and seize the land, claiming that the seizure of the land was in the “public interest” to establish a school there.

The house of the family was also cordoned off by the forces who forcibly displaced the family.

The occupation municipality has ordered the family to leave its house and gave it until January 25 to implement the decision. The family received the order at least three times in four months.

However, Mahmoud, the owner of the house, refused today to obey the order of the municipality and threatened to set himself and the house on fire, in opposition to the forced displacement.

Photos | The Salhiya family in the occupied #Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah set fire at the entrance to their home and threaten to blow up the home using gasoline and gas cylinders in the event of their forceful expulsion by the occupation authorities.


Hours later, after the occupation forces called in reinforcements as Mahmoud refused to obey the Israeli dispossession order, the family members poured gasoline on their house’s roof and threatened again to set the house on fire.

The Salhiya family was displaced from its house in the west Jerusalem neighborhood of Ein Karem in 1948 during the ethnic cleansing of the village.

They bought a new house in the 1950s in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, over a decade before ‘Israel’ occupied and annexed the area. The house is inhabited by two families made up of 12 members, including nine children.

The family was offered by the occupation municipality an eight-month extension to convince them to sign a paper stating that they would become a tenant of the house, but they refused.

The family also said that the battle to keep its house had cost them around NIS 600,000 (about $ 190,000) in fines, the cost of filing cases and appointing lawyers.

More than 500 Palestinians living in 28 houses in the neighborhood are also threatened with forced displacement by settler organizations supported by the Israeli occupation government.

(Source / 17.01.2022)

65-year-old Palestinian dies of wounds sustained after being run over by Israeli vehicle

Al-Haj Suliman al-Hathalin, from Palestinian community of Umm al-Khair, defending his land against Israeli threat of displacement

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- 65-year-old Palestinian anti-occupation Al-Haj Suliman al-Hathalin, who was recently run over and critically injured by an Israeli truck in the village of Umm al-Khair, succumbed to his wounds earlier this morning.

The Palestinian Health Ministry announced earlier on Monday that Al-Haj Suliman al-Hathalin, from the Palestinian community of Umm al-Khair in the Masafer Yatta, died of wounds he sustained earlier this month after he was badly injured when he was run over by a truck that was towing a Palestinian-owned vehicle confiscated by the Israeli occupation authorities.

Al-Haj Suliman was taken to a hospital in Hebron after he was critically injured. However, he was in a serious condition and was in an induced coma, on a ventilator, after he had surgery to stop a brain hemorrhage.

He also had fractures in his skull, spine, chest and pelvic area and the doctors were fighting for his life, as local sources said.

Al-Haj Suliman has been known as a slender, elderly man who gives every visitor to the community a passionate history lesson, complete with maps and aerial photographs showing the historical presence of Palestinians there and how the illegal settlement of Carmel, established right next to the community, has taken over their land.

Just a stone’s throw away from the village is the Israeli settlement of Carmel, built in the 1980s on land belonging to the al-Hathalins, its lush gardens, electricity and piped water, standing in stark contrast with the barrenness of Umm al-Khair, where the community is forced to live off the grid and buy tanks of water at exorbitant prices.

The community has faced a constant threat of displacement ever since the settlement was built and it continues to expand on to their land.

Masafer Yatta is one of the most remote and sparsely populated areas of the occupied West Bank – completely in Area C, and under full Israeli military and civil control.

Seventeen small Palestinian villages are included in the area with a population of approximately 1,100.

Israeli settlers began constructing settlements in the area in the 1980s and there are now more than a dozen settlements and outposts there, as well as Israeli military installations.

Residents of Umm al-Khair and surrounding villages nonviolently resist Israeli settler violence and military occupation, by continuing to live on and work their land.

(Source / 17.01.2022)