WAFA: “Israel razes agricultural structures south of Nablus”

NABLUS, Thursday, February 17, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli occupation authorities Thursday morning razed agricultural structures in Duma town, southeast of Nablus city, according to a local activist.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli colonial settlement construction in the northern West Bank, said that Israeli forces escorted a bulldozer to the town, where the heavy machinery tore down two agricultural rooms, reducing them to rubble.

Israel demolishes Palestinian houses and structures almost on a daily basis to achieve “demographic control” of the occupied territories.

Israel denies planning permits for Palestinians to build on their own land or to extend existing houses to accommodate natural growth, particularly in Jerusalem and Area C, which constitutes 60 percent of the occupied West Bank and falls under full Israeli military rule, forcing residents to build without obtaining rarely granted permits to provide shelters for their families.

In contrast, Israel argues that building within existing colonial settlements is necessary to accommodate the “natural growth” of settlers. Therefore, it much more easily gives the over 700,000 Jewish Israeli settlers their building permits and provides them with roads, electricity, water, and sewage systems that remain inaccessible to many neighboring Palestinians.

(Source / 17.02.2022)

Israeli Army Opens Fire At Fishing Boats, Farmers, In Gaza

Israeli navy ships fired, on Thursday morning, several rounds of live ammunition at Palestinian fishing boats near the shore on Gaza city, while Israeli soldiers also targeted farmers with live fire east of Khan Younis.

Eyewitnesses said the Israeli navy shops chased a few Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea area, northwest of Gaza city, and opened fire at them.

They added that the attack caused damage and forced the fishers to leave, fearing additional violations.

In addition, Israeli soldiers fired many live rounds into Palestinian farmlands, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the coastal region.

The attack took place on Palestinian lands in Khuza’a town, east of Khan Younus, and did not lead to casualties but forced the farmers to leave.

On Monday, the navy attacked several fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea area northwest of Gaza city detained seven fishermen, including siblings, and confiscated their boats.

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 / 17.02.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian, Injure Two In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, ‘Aida and Deheishe refugee camps, in Bethlehem city, in the southern occupied West Bank, before storming and ransacking many homes, and abducted a young man in addition to wounding two others.

Media sources said the soldiers invaded and searched several homes in the Aida refugee camp before abducting Amir Fadi Khalil, 20.

The sources added that the soldiers invaded the Wad Sahin area, in the center of Bethlehem city, before repeatedly assaulting Mohammad Omar Daoud, 33.

Mohammad, from the Deheishe refugee camp south of Bethlehem, was rushed to Beit Jala governmental hospital.

During the invasion into Wad Sahin, the soldiers searched and ransacked the homes of Adnan Abu Khashaba, Mohammad As’ad Nuwwara, and a third Palestinian from the local Khatib family.

Furthermore, the soldiers rammed their armored military jeep into a car driven by Ali Saifi in the Deheishe refugee camp before forcing him out and continuously assaulting him in addition to firing many live rounds at his car.

Palestinian medics rushed the wounded man to Bethlehem Arab Society Hospital for Rehabilitation. Ali is the secretary of the Fateh Movement in the Deheishe refugee camp.

It is worth mentioning that the soldiers also invaded Beit Ta’mar, Beit Sahour, al-Azza refugee camp, Hindaza Mountain, al-Mawaleh Mountain, al-Asakra, Janata, Rafida, Harmla, and Rakhma.

The Israeli army confiscated more than 80,000 Shekels during the violent searches of homes and said it also found a gun in one of the invaded properties.

(Source / 17.02.2022)

Israeli Army Shoots Three Palestinians, Abduct Two In Jenin

Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier Thursday, Jenin city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, leading to protests, before the army shot three Palestinians, while undercover soldiers kidnapped two others. The army also abducted one Palestinian near Jerusalem.

Media sources said the soldiers invaded Nazareth Street and the center of Jenin city, leading to protests before the army shot three young men with live fire.

Palestinian medics rushed to the area and moved the three wounded young men to a hospital in the city.

Furthermore, undercover soldiers infiltrated the Kharrouba neighborhood in Jenin city before storming and ransacking homes, causing excessive damage, and abducted a former political prisoner, Aws Mahmoud Ajjawi, in addition to Khaled Abu Marar.

In related news, the soldiers invaded Bethlehem city, ‘Aida refugee camp, before storming and ransacking many homes, and abducted a young man in addition to assaulting and wounding another.

Furthermore, the soldiers invaded Abu Dis town, southeast of occupied Jerusalem, and abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Yazan Mheisin, after storming his home and violently searching it.

(Source / 17.02.2022)

Soldiers Demolish Two Commercial Structures In Jerusalem, Two Sheds In Nablus

Israeli soldiers demolished two commercial structures in Beit Hanina town, north of occupied Jerusalem, and two agricultural sheds in Douma town, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

Several army vehicles, including bulldozers, invaded the Wad Ad-Dam area in Beit Hanina before demolishing a commercial structure owned by Palestinians from the local al-Qassas family.

The Israeli army claims the structure was built without a permit from the City Council of occupied Jerusalem.

In addition, the soldiers invaded Douma town, south of Nablus, and demolished two agricultural rooms, one of them owned by Abdullah Salawda. The name of the second structure’s owner was unknown at the time of this report.

While Israel continues to build and expand its illegal colonies, while continuing to deny Palestinian communities, and towns, in occupied Jerusalem, and various areas in the occupied West Bank, the right to build homes and property, under various allegations meant to prevent the expansion of Palestinian towns and neighborhoods.

(Source / 17.02.2022)