Israeli Army Invades Palestinian Farmlands In Gaza

On Tuesday, several armored Israeli military vehicles, including bulldozers, invaded Palestinian agricultural lands near Khan Younis and Beit Lahia in the northern and southern parts of the besieged Gaza Strip bulldozed several sections in addition to firing live rounds.

Media sources said the Israeli vehicles invaded farmlands in the northern area of Beit Lahia before bulldozing them.

They added that the soldiers installed sand hills close to the perimeter fence and fired several live rounds at random in addition to many smoke bombs.

The military vehicles also invaded farmlands east of the al-Qarara area, northeast of Khan Younis, and bulldozed them while firing sporadic rounds of live ammunition.

It is worth mentioning that Israeli navy ships also attacked Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaniyya sea area, northwest of Gaza city.

The attacks are part of frequent Israeli violations against the Palestinians, especially the fishermenfarmersshepherds, and workers in the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip, and resulted in dozens of casualties, including fatalities, in addition to severe property damage and the confiscation of many boats after abducting the fishermen.

In March of 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.

(Source / 01.02.2022)

During January 2022, 3078 Israeli settlers broke into Al-Aqsa Mosque

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- 3078 extremist Israeli settlers broke into Al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied City of Jerusalem during the month of January 2022, according to a Palestinian network hub for Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem.

Al-Qastal documented that 3078 Israeli settlers, including Jewish students, employees at the occupation authorities, and what the occupation police called as their “guests”, broke into the holy site during the month of January.

The settlers were breaking into the holy site daily and in two sessions, the morning and afternoon, except on Thursday and Saturday.

They were entering the mosque through the Al-Mughrabi Gate, provoking Palestinian worshipers by performing Talmudic prayers and making Talmudic explanations before leaving it through the Al-Silsila Gate.

During January, the network documented that the Israeli occupation authorities issued five banning orders against Palestinians from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque for a period of between five days and a month.

Al-Qastal also pointed out to the Israeli occupation forces’ harassing, arresting, attacking and beating of Palestinians in the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa mosque during the last week of January for enjoying the snowfall by playing in the snow and for raising the flag of Palestine, as the Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem woke up las week to a blanket of white after a rare storm saw around 20 centimeters of snow settle on the city overnight, delighting adults and children alike.

It was reported that over 54 Palestinians were arrested in two days during the storm by the Israeli forces in the occupied city of Jerusalem for the above-mentioned reason.

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 / 01.02.2022)

BREAKING| Israeli forces start demolishing house of Palestinian martyr Abu Shukhedem in Jerusalem

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces have just started demolishing house of Palestinian martyr, Fadi Abu Shukhedem, in the Shuafat neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem, after raiding it and destroying its contents earlier today.

On Tuesday morning, over 150 Israeli occupation soldiers stormed the Shuafat neighborhood, where the house of Abu Shukhedem is located, cordoned off Abu Shukhedem’s house, before closing its entrances and destroying its contents, as a prelude for its demolition.

In December 2021, the Israeli occupation authorities ordered the house of the family of Fadi Abu Shukhedem to be demolished as a part of its use of the unfair collective punishment against Palestinians.

His family also appealed the decision in court, but their requests were rejected.

Earlier that month, the Israeli forces stormed the house of Abu Shukhedem and took measures in preparation for demolishing it.

42-year-old Sheikh Fadi Abu Shukhedem is from Shuafat neighbourhood in the occupied city of Jerusalem. He was shot dead by Israeli forces in November 2021, for carrying out a shooting operation against Israeli soldiers amid ongoing Israeli attacks against Palestinians, killing one Israeli soldier and injuring four others.

He is a husband, father of five: two girls and three boys. He holds a master’s degree in Islamic law and works as a teacher at Al-Rashidiya School in Jerusalem. He was also preparing for the PhD as his family said.

Abu Shukhedem was also imprisoned before by Israeli occupation authorities.

The Israeli occupation state has used house demolition as a collective punitive measure against the families of Palestinians, who carry out resistance operations.

Hundreds of houses have been demolished within this policy since 1967, leaving thousands of Palestinians homeless despite they had done no wrong and were not suspected of any wrongdoing.

This policy constitutes collective punishment, which is prohibited and violates binding provisions of international law: in the Geneva Convention (“No protected person may be punished for an offence he or she has not personally committed. Collective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation or of terrorism are prohibited. Pillage is prohibited. Reprisals against protected persons and their property are prohibited”).

(Source / 01.02.2022)

To be demolished, large numbers of Israeli soldiers raid house of Palestinian martyr in Jerusalem

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Large numbers of Israeli occupation soldiers on Tuesday morning stormed Shuafat neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem and cordoned off house of Palestinian martyr, Fadi Abu Shukhedem, who was shot dead last year by Israeli forces over alleged shooting attempt, in preparation for its demolition.

Local sources said over 150 Israeli occupation soldiers have stormed the Shuafat neighborhood, cordoned off Abu Shukhedem’s house, before closing its entrances and destroying its contents, as a prelude for its demolition.

In December 2021, the Israeli occupation authorities ordered the house of the family of Fadi Abu Shukhedem to be demolished as a part of its use of the unfair collective punishment against Palestinians.

His family also appealed the decision in court, but their requests were rejected.

Earlier that month, the Israeli forces stormed the house of Abu Shukhedem and took measures in preparation for demolishing it.

42-year-old Sheikh Fadi Abu Shukhedem is from Shuafat neighbourhood in the occupied city of Jerusalem. He was shot dead by Israeli forces in November 2021, for carrying out a shooting operation against Israeli soldiers amid ongoing Israeli attacks against Palestinians, killing one Israeli soldier and injuring four others.

He is a husband, father of five: two girls and three boys. He holds a master’s degree in Islamic law and works as a teacher at Al-Rashidiya School in Jerusalem. He was also preparing for the PhD as his family said.

Abu Shukhedem was also imprisoned before by Israeli occupation authorities.

Although he is their breadwinner and backbone, his family felt the victory which their father achieved by defeating the occupation, as his operation was in response to Israel’s continuous attacks against Palestinians, especially in Jerusalem.

“You were everything to me. You lived like a lion, and died like a lion,” wrote his son, Abood, on his Facebook account, following the killing of his father.

The Israeli occupation state has used house demolition as a collective punitive measure against the families of Palestinians, who carry out resistance operations.

Hundreds of houses have been demolished within this policy since 1967, leaving thousands of Palestinians homeless despite they had done no wrong and were not suspected of any wrongdoing.

This policy constitutes collective punishment, which is prohibited and violates binding provisions of international law: in the Geneva Convention (“No protected person may be punished for an offence he or she has not personally committed. Collective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation or of terrorism are prohibited. Pillage is prohibited. Reprisals against protected persons and their property are prohibited”).

(Source / 01.02.2022)

Israeli Forces Detain 27 Palestinians in West Bank & Jerusalem

DAYS OF PALESTINE – WEST BANK – Israeli occupation forces rounded up 27 Palestinians in overnight raids across the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, according to a Palestinian NGO on Monday.

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said in a statement that two young men from the town of Qatana, north of Jerusalem, were among the detainees after they were beaten by Israeli soldiers.

Usually, Israeli occupation forces raid cities and towns in the West Bank to arrest Palestinians on the pretext that they are wanted by Israeli forces.

Palestinian NGOs estimate that there are around 4,650 Palestinian detainees in Israeli jails, including at least 160 minors and 34 female detainees.

(Source / 01.02.2022)