West Bank stages general strike in mourning of Palestinian youths assassinated by ‘Israel’

Nablus (QNN)- Palestinians are observing a one-day general strike tomorrow, Wednesday, in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, in mourning of three Palestinian youths assassinated by Israeli forces earlier today.

Heading a call from Nablus’s Governer, Palestinians are observing a one-day general strike on Wednesday to mourn the death of the three Palestinian youths who were assassinated on Tuesday afternoon, after being shot dead by Israeli forces’ bullets during a clandestine military operation in Al-Makhfia neighborhood.

The strike would include all businesses, schools, universities and public transportation.

The Palestinians have also called for protests and a general strike across the occupied West Bank to demonstrate against Israel’s assassination of the three youths.

The Israeli Special Forces Unit of Yamam, with over 15 soldiers, according to witnesses, shot dead the three Palestinian youths, identified as Adham Mabrouk, Mohammed Dakheel and Ashraf Mubaslat, during a military operation in the Makhfia neighborhood in Nablus, today.

The witnesses said the three youths were inside a car when the Israeli Special Forces Unit, hidden in a civilian vehicle, showered the car with over 80 bullets, and killed them on the spot, before leaving the scene in civilian vehicles (VW Caddy & VW Shattle) and making sure the three are dead.

The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed the three deaths, calling the Israeli operation “an assassination,” echoing a statement from the Palestinian foreign ministry which described it as a “field execution”.

Israeli media reported that the military operation was in cooperation between the Shin Bet and Israeli occupation forces, claiming they were killed as they belonged to a cell that has been responsible for a series of shootings in the area against Israeli occupation soldiers and settlers in the recent weeks.

(Source / 08.02.2022)

UPDATE| Israeli soldiers assassinate three Palestinian youths in Nablus

Nablus (QNN)- Three Palestinian youths were assassinated on Tuesday afternoon, after being shot dead by Israeli forces’ bullets during a clandestine military operation in Al-Makhfia neighborhood in Nablus, north of the occupied West Bank.

Local sources and witnesses confirmed that the Israeli Special Forces Unit of Yamam, with over 15 soldiers, shot dead three Palestinian youths during a military operation in the Makhfia neighborhood.

The witnesses said the three youths were inside a car when the Israeli Special Forces Unit, hidden in a civilian vehicle, showered the car with over 80 bullets, and killed them on the spot, before leaving the scene in civilian vehicles (VW Caddy & VW Shattle) and making sure the three are dead.

The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed the three deaths, calling the Israeli operation “an assassination,” echoing a statement from the Palestinian foreign ministry which described it as a “field execution”.

The three youths have been identified as Adham Mabrouk, Mohammed Dakheel and Ashraf Mubaslat.

Israeli media reported that the military operation was in cooperation between the Shin Bet and Israeli occupation forces, claiming they were killed as they belonged to a cell that has been responsible for a series of shootings in the area against Israeli occupation soldiers and settlers in the recent weeks.

(Source / 08.02.2022)

Israeli Occupation Holds Sudden Military Drill near Gaza Strip

Israeli soldiers direct Merkava tanks to firing positions during shelling towards the Gaza Strip, along the border with the Palestinian enclave on May 19, 2021. – Israel is studying whether conditions are right to stop bombing Palestinian militants in Gaza but is preparing for “more days” of strikes if necessary, an Israeli military source said today

Days of Palestine – Gaza – Israeli occupation forces (IOF) announced on Monday holding a drill near borders of the besieged Gaza strip to check the readiness of the troops for any emergency.

Palestinians who live near the borders reported that during the IOF’s drill an active movement of armors on the ground and in the air was observed, in addition to the sounds of explosions.

It is noteworthy that these IOF drills caused anxiety and tension for many Palestinian families especially the children who are living near the border.

The IOF military spokesman for the occupation army stated that a drill called “the Chief of Staff test” is intended to examine the extent of the forces of the southern region’s readiness for emergency events.

He indicated that officers from the “Operations Division” will examine the ability of the southern region to adapt to emergency events on the Gaza Strip front through joint cooperation between the various military formations.

IOF carries out these military drills to prepare themselves for any coming aggression against the Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Bordered by Israel and Egypt on the Mediterranean coast, the Strip is about 365sq km, about the size of Cape Town, Detroit, or Lucknow.

The Israeli blockade of the occupied Gaza Strip, in its current form, has been in place since June 2007, when Israel imposed an airtight land, sea, and air blockade on the area.

(Source / 08.02.2022)

Israeli Occupation Forces Evict Palestinians from their Homes for Military Exercise in West bank Village

DAYS OF PALESTINE – WEST BANK – Israeli occupation forces on Tuesday evicted seven Palestinian families from their homes in al-Aghwar area in West Ban, citing “military exercises”, according to Palestinian sources.

The Israeli occupation army says it will use the area to conduct a military training as of Tuesday morning.

“The army started military exercises in a number of areas in al-Aghwar, with the participations of tanks and armored vehicles,” Moataz Bisharat, a local official responsible for monitoring Israeli settlement building in Tubas and al-Aghwar, told Anadolu Agency.

Bisharat said that the Israeli occupation army intentionally carrying out the training in the area in order to destroy Palestinian farmlands and force them to leave for building settlements.

Some 65,000 Palestinians live in al-Aghwar area in 34 communities, while around 13,000 Israeli settlers live in illegal settlements there.

International law regards both the West Bank and Jerusalem as occupied territories and considers all Jewish settlement-building activity there illegal.

(Source / 08.02.2022)

PA Detain 55 Palestinians in West Bank on Political Grounds

DAYS OF PALESTINE – WEST BANK – The Palestinian Authority (PA) detained 55 Palestinians across occupied West Bank in January on political grounds, Lawyers for Justice reported yesterday.

In a statement reported by the Safa news agency, Lawyers for Justice stated that the PA detained 31 Palestinians from the cities of Nablus, Ramallah and Jenin. The others were from the remaining areas of the occupied Palestinian territory.

Lawyers for Justice stated that most of the detainees had previously been detained and released by the Israeli occupation.

The group also found that there were five students from Al Najah University and two others were detained in relation to the local elections held in December 2021.

According to the organization, the PA allegedly detained nine for possession of arms, seven for receiving money transfers, three for their affiliation to armed groups and one for insulting the PA.

Lawyers for Justice said that these claims were pretexts in order to extend their detention and the time available for investigations.

The group also said that 11 other Palestinians were detained in the same month without legal warrants and spent one day each in prison before they were released.

The rights group reiterated that the PA continues to arrest Palestinians for their political affiliation or freedom of expression and opinion.

(Source / 08.02.2022)

Israeli Occupation Forces Injure 9 Palestinians in Jerusalem Clashes

DAYS OF PALESTINE – JERUSALEM – At least 9 Palestinians were injured on Monday after Israeli occupation forces stormed and attacked Kafr Aqab town in occupied Jerusalem.

Israeli occupation forces stormed the town in the afternoon and fired rubber bullets and tear gas grenades at the Palestinians, who responded by throwing stones, according to Palestinian sources.

The Israeli soldiers also raided stores, homes and blocked roads during its campaign in the town.

The Red Crescent said that the ambulance crews provided medical assistance for nine wounded young men during the clashes.

Earlier, Israeli occupation forces kidnaped a Palestinian identified as Muaad Da’eis from Anata town in occupied Jerusalem.

Israeli soldiers kidnaped two other Palestinians near Al -Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem.

(Source / 08.02.2022)

Israeli Occupation Forces Assassinate 3 Palestinians in Occupied West Bank

Israeli occupation forces assassinated three Palestinians in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, Palestinian sources said.

The Palestinian health ministry confirmed three Palestinians had been killed in a new Israeli crime.

Eyewitnesses confirmed that the Israeli occupation forces shot 3 Palestinians who were in their car, and they were shot dead directly.

(Source / 08.02.2022)