Army Assaults And Abducts Two Palestinians In Jerusalem

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On Tuesday evening, Israeli soldiers assaulted and abducted two young Palestinian men in the occupied capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers stopped the two young men while walking in the Bab al-Amoud area in Jerusalem and took them to a nearby military post.

They added that the soldiers assaulted the two young men before abducting them.

The abducted young men were identified as Firas Reshiq and Mohye Reshiq, from the Sa’adiyya neighborhood in Jerusalem’s Old City.

On Tuesday evening, Israeli soldiers forced another Palestinian family to demolish its own home in Silwan town, in Jerusalem.

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Earlier Tuesday, at least 150 Israeli soldiers stormed the Shu’fat refugee camp in Jerusalem and demolished the family home of Fadi Abu Shkheidim, 42, who was killed by Israeli forces on November 21, 2021.

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On Tuesday at dawn, Israeli soldiers abducted 32 Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank.

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(Source / 02.02.2022)

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Father And Two Sons In Ramallah

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Several Israeli army vehicles invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the town of Silwad, northeast of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, searched homes and abducted a father along with two of his sons. The soldiers also invaded several nearby communities.

Media sources said the soldiers searched a few homes in the town before abducting Yassin Sobhi Hamed, along with his sons, Emad, 22, and Ahmad, 18.

It is worth mentioning that Yassin has another son, Mohammad, who is still under interrogation since the soldiers abducted him a week earlier.

They added that the soldiers remained in the town for several hours and only withdrew at around seven in the morning.

In related news, the soldiers invaded the nearby villages of Kafr Ein, Bani Zeid, and Deir Ghassana.

On Tuesday night, the soldiers abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Laith Basem Kasabra, 30, from Beit Anan town, northwest of occupied Jerusalem, while crossing the Za’tara military roadblock, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

(Source / 02.02.2022)

Israeli Army Abducts Twelve Palestinians In West Bank

On Wednesday at dawn, Israeli soldiers abducted twelve Palestinians in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including seven from the southern West Bank governorate in Hebron.

In Hebron city, the soldiers invaded and searched many homes before abducting Hassan Walid Abu Hussein, 34, from Khallet ad-Dar area, Mokafeh Zoheir Abu Daoud, 25, from Khirbat Qalqas, in addition to Samir Arafat Abu Hussein, 34, and his brother Samer, 30, from Manooh mountain area.

The soldiers also abducted a young man, identified as Dia’ Samara, from his home in the ath-Thaheriya town, south of Hebron, in addition to Tha’er Jamil Midya and Ibrahim Khalil Aqel, from Halhoul town, north of Hebron, after stopping them at the Container military roadblock, southeast of occupied Jerusalem.

Furthermore, the soldiers invaded Za’tara town, east of Bethlehem city, and abducted Mohammad Daoud Thweib, 36, from his home.

Another Palestinian, a former political prisoner, identified as Jamal Akram Ajaj, was abducted from his home in Saida town, north of Tulkarem, in the northern part of the West Bank.

In addition, several Israeli army vehicles invaded the town of Silwad, northeast of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, searched homes, and before abducting Yassin Sobhi Hamed, along with his sons, Emad, 22, and Ahmad, 18. The soldiers also invaded several communities in the Ramallah governorate.

On Tuesday night, the soldiers abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Laith Basem Kasabra, 30, from Deir Ghassana town, northwest of occupied Jerusalem, while crossing the Za’tara military roadblock, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

On Tuesday evening, Israeli soldiers assaulted and abducted two young Palestinian men, identified as Firas Reshiq and Mohye Reshiq, from the Sa’adiyya neighborhood in Jerusalem’s Old City, after stopping and attacking them in Bab al-Amoud.

(Source / 02.02.2022)

Army Demolishes Two Flats, Industrial Structure, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Wednesday morning, two Palestinian flats and a commercial structure in the at-Tour and Anata towns, in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

Media sources said the soldiers invaded the at-Tour town, east of Jerusalem, and demolished two flats owned by two siblings from the local Karami family.

Furthermore, the soldiers invaded Anata town northeast of Jerusalem and demolished an industrial structure owned by Palestinians from the local Haddad family.

The army claims the demolished buildings did not receive permits from the City Council in the occupied city.

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 or expand homes and property.

All of Israel’s colonies in the occupied West Bank, including those in and around occupied East Jerusalem, are illegal under International Law, the Fourth Geneva Convention, in addition to various United Nations and Security Council resolutions. They also constitute war crimes under International Law.

Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention states: “The Occupying Power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.” It also prohibits the “individual or mass forcible transfers, as well as deportations of protected persons from occupied territory.”

On Wednesday at dawn, the soldiers abducted twelve Palestinians in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including seven from Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied territory.

(Source / 02.02.2022)

Army Demolishes Four Wells Near Hebron

On Wednesday, Israeli soldiers demolished four Palestinian water wells in the Khallet ad-Dabe’ reserve in Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Rateb Jabour, the National and Popular Committees coordinator, said the soldiers surrounded the area before invading it and demolished four water wells owned by Palestinians from the Hamamda, al-‘Amour, and Dababsa families.

Jabour added that the natural reserve area, about four hundred Dunams (98.84 Acres), is subject to constant Israeli violation, mainly due to the illegal colonialist activities in the privately-owned Palestinian lands.

(Source / 02.02.2022)

Euro-Med Monitor: Israel’s Incitement Against Amnesty is Part of Broader Delegitimization Campaign against Human Rights Defenders

The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched an incitement campaign against Amnesty International after the latter released a report on Tuesday concluding that Israel’s discriminatory and exclusionary laws, policies and practices against Palestinians amount to apartheid, Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor said in a statement.

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid made defamatory statements against Amnesty as part of an Israeli approach—aiming at intimidating and questioning the credibility of human rights defenders, whether individuals or entities.

Amnesty’s report entitled “Israel’s Apartheid Against Palestinians: Cruel System of Domination and Crime Against Humanity”, concludes that Israel is maintaining an apartheid regime between the Jordanian river and Mediterranean Sea, based on its continued occupation of Palestinian lands and its discriminatory practices against Palestinians.

The report documents Israeli violations that include the confiscation of Palestinian land and property on a large scale, unlawful killings, forced displacement, severe restrictions on movement, and the denial of Palestinians the right of citizenship. These violations constitute the components of a racist and discriminatory regime that amounts to a crime against humanity under international law, according to the report.

Instead of reviewing its discriminatory policies and gross human rights violations, Israel chose to attack the organization and describe the report as “echoes the same lies shared by terrorist organizations.”

The Israeli Foreign Ministry claimed that Amnesty International’s findings are “false, biased, and antisemitic” while Minister Lapid further remarked that: “Amnesty was once an esteemed organization that we all respected. Today, it is the exact opposite.”

Demonizing Amnesty comes in the context of Israel’s systematic delegitimization campaign against human rights defenders to stigmatize them with terrorism; question their integrity; and intimidate them with incitement, prosecution, arrest and character assassination.

Amnesty’s conclusion that Israel is an apartheid state is consistent with the conclusions of many human rights organizations including the Geneva-based Euro-Med Monitor, the New York-based Human Rights Watch, and the Israel-based B’Tselem.

The report is also in line with a report prepared by Euro-Med Monitor’s Chairman of Board of Trustees, Prof. Richard Falk, and the American expert, Virginia Tilley, in March of 2017. The report was prepared at the request of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). However, under political pressure, the Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres instructed the Executive Secretary of ESCWA, Rima Khalaf, to withdraw the report from the website. Khalaf submitted her resignation on March 17 in response, and the report was subsequently withdrawn from the website.

Amnesty’s report comes a day after Euro-Med Monitor released a report on settler violence during 2021. The Euro-Med Monitor’s report concluded that settler violence is directed and sponsored by the Israeli government, which provides settlers protection during and after their attacks on Palestinians. State-sanctioned Settler violence is yet another clear evidence of the double standards that reflects discrimination and apartheid practiced by Israel in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Euro-Med Monitor expresses its solidarity with Amnesty, calling on the Israeli authorities to stop intimidating human rights defenders and take immediate measures to protect them and enable them to work easily and without penalties.

The international community should take urgent measures to ensure the protection of Palestinian civilians from Israeli authorities’ violations and apartheid policies.

(Source / 02.02.2022)

Israeli Forces Continue to Attack Palestinian Farmers and Fishermen in Gaza

Israeli forces attacked, on Wednesday, Palestinian fishermen and farmers in the besieged Gaza Strip, causing damage to a fishing boat, and inhalation injuries to farmers, according to the Palestinian News & Information Agency (WAFA).

Correspondent for WAFA stated that Israeli Navy ships opened fire with artillery shells and live fire at Palestinian fishermen who were fishing off the Sudaniyya shore, northwest of Gaza City, in the northern Gaza Strip, damaging one fishing boat. No injuries were reported.

In the central part of the tiny coastal enclave, the occupation army fired live rounds and tear gas canisters at Palestinian farmers east of the Al-Maghazi and Al-Bureij refugee camps, forcing the farmers to leave their lands, and causing several to suffer the toxic effects of tear gas inhalation.

On Tuesday, a number of military bulldozers infiltrated the Gaza Strip, established sand hills and leveled lands while firing live rounds and smoke bombs.

Meanwhile, Israeli Navy ships attacked, on Tuesday, Palestinian fishermen while they were sailing in the Sudaniyya sea area, northwest of Gaza City in the northern part of the besieged Gaza Strip.

On Monday, Israeli forces opened fire at Palestinian farmers and fishermen, causing panic and forcing them to leave their work, which is their only means of providing for their families.

(Source / 02.02.2022)

Israeli forces demolish Palestinian-owned structure in occupied Jerusalem

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces, using heavy machinery, demolished a Palestinian-owned commercial structure in the town of Anata, northeast of the occupied city of Jerusalem, earlier on Wednesday.

Under the pretext of lacking an Israeli-issued construction permit, local sources said Israeli forces earlier today escorted bulldozer to the area and started demolishing a Palestinian private-owned commercail structure in the Anata town after raiding it.

The commercial structure belongs to the Jerusalemite family of Hadad.

Obtaining an Israeli building permit in occupied Jerusalem is close to being impossible, forcing Palestinians to risk building on their lands without a permit.

Almost 75 percent of applications for a permit by the Palestinian citizens of Jerusalem are rejected by the Israeli occupation municipality, according to rights groups.

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 demolition of homes and structures.

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.

During the year of 2021, according to the Jerusalem Affairs Ministry, Israeli forces demolished over 173 Palestinian-owned structures in Jerusalem and issued over 200 demolition orders against houses.

In January 2022, Al-Qastal, a Palestinian network hub for Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem, documented that 34 Palestinian-owned structures were demolished by ‘Israel’, some of them were forcibly self-demolished by its owners at the order of the Israeli occupation municipality.

(Source / 02.02.2022)

205 extremist Israeli settlers break into Al-Aqsa in Jerusalem

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Dozens of extremist Israeli settlers broke into the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied city of Jerusalem, earlier on Wednesday, provoking Palestinian worshipers.

Al-Qastal, a Palestinian network hub for Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem, said that 205 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 Mughrabi Gate, one of the Gates of the Old City of Jerusalem and is under full-Israeli control.

They were provoking Palestinian worshipers by performing Talmudic prayers in the courtyards of the holy site and at the Mughrabi Gate.

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.

Al-Qastal also 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.

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 / 02.02.2022)

Israeli Occupation to Authorize Outpost in West Bank

DAYS OF PALESTINE – WEST BANK – Israeli occupation attorney general has approved a deal between the government and settlers that would authorize a new outpost established in West Bank village.

Settlers named the outpost Eviatar and dozens of settlers colonized the area. The outpost is built on a Palestinian land in Taffouh village in Nablus and they fear it will grow and merge with a larger settlement nearby. Before the settlers left, Palestinians held protests almost daily, leading to violent clashes with Israeli occupation forces.

Israel occupied the West Bank in the 1967 Middle East war, and Palestinians want it to be a major part of their future state.

Nearly 500,000 settlers live in more than 130 Israeli settlements and dozens of outposts in the occupied West Bank.

(Source / 02.02.2022)