Israeli Soldiers Attack A Wedding Hebron

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Thursday evening, a wedding celebration in the Jabal Johar area, east of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and detained many Palestinians.

Eyewitnesses said dozens of soldiers invaded the Jabal Johar area and initiated massive searches before attacking a wedding celebration for the local al-Azazma family.

The Human Rights Defenders Coalition said the soldiers surrounded the area before firing concussion grenades at the Palestinians and detained many of them for several hours.

It added that several Israeli intelligence officers accompanied the soldiers and did not provide any reason for storming and disrupting the wedding.

(Source / 18.02.2022)

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Beita

On Friday at dawn, Israeli soldiers injured many Palestinians near Sbeih Mountain in Beita town, south of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said dozens of Palestinians held dawn prayers near the mountain, especially after groups of illegal colonizers said they would invade it at dawn.

They added that the soldiers attacked the Palestinians with concussion grenades and gas bombs, causing many injuries.

The soldiers also bulldozed lands in the area, and installed sand hills, to prevent the Palestinians from conducting the weekly procession against the illegal Israeli colonialist activities.

Since May of last year, the Palestinians have been holding ongoing processions on their lands in Sbeih Mountain after a group of illegal Israeli colonizers installed an outpost atop the mountain. During these protests, the soldiers injured thousands of Palestinians and killed several others, including children.

The mountain, owned by the Palestinians, has significant strategic importance, especially since if the colonizers occupy it, the colony will lead to the annexation of 20 Dunams of Palestinian lands and would also lead to the isolation of a large area of Palestinian lands.

(Source / 18.02.2022)

Israeli Forces Detain Two Palestinians From Ramallah and Tubas

Israeli forces detained, on Friday, two Palestinian young men, one from Ramallah, and one from city of Tubas, Quds Press reported.

Soldiers stormed and searched the family home of Qusai Mithqal Abu Mutawa, in the northern occupied West Bank city of Tubas, before detaining him and taking him to an unknown location.

Similarly, the army invaded the town of Ein Yabroud, east of Ramallah city in the central West Bank, storming and ransacking the home of Muhammad Nidal, before detaining him and taking him to an unknown location.

The Palestinian News & Information Agency (WAFA) reported that soldiers also invaded neighborhoods in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and searched the home of Mohammed Jamal Al-Natsheh, in the Al-Shaarawy roundabout, without making arrests.

In related news, Israeli forces detained seven children, on Thursday, from Deir Ballout town, west of Salfit in the central West Bank.

(Source / 18.02.2022)

Updated: Army Injures Dozens Of Palestinians, Including Journalists, Near Nablus

On Friday afternoon, Israeli soldiers injured many Palestinians, including journalists, during processions in Sbeih Mountain in Beita town, south Nablus, and in Beit Dajan village, east of the city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Update: The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) has confirmed that Israeli soldiers injured 71 Palestinians in Beita.

The PRCS said 5 Palestinians were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets, 2 were shot with gas bombs, six were injured after falling while the soldiers chased them, one was injured by glass fragments, and fifty-seven suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said the soldiers shot five Palestinians, including two journalists, with rubber-coated steel bullets, during the procession in Sbeih mountain, in Beita town.

One of the wounded journalists has been identified as Abdullah al-Bahsh, who was shot with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the shoulder.

The second injured journalist, Ja’far Eshteyya, who works from the French Press Agency, was shot with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the arm.

The PRCS added that six Palestinians were also injured after falling when the soldiers chased them during the procession.

The Palestinians gathered on Sbeih Mountain at dawn after Israeli colonizers announced their intention to invade the mountain in large groups.

In Beit Dajan, east of Nablus, the soldiers attacked the weekly procession before shooting two with rubber-coated steel bullets, in addition to causing at least fourteen to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

The soldiers attacked and injured many Palestinians on Friday at dawn while holding dawn prayers on their lands near Sbeih Mountain in Beita.

(Source / 18.02.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians, Including A Child, In Kufur Qaddoum

On Friday, Israeli soldiers injured many Palestinians, including a child, during the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Morad Eshteiwi, the media spokesperson of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Qalqilia, said the Palestinians marched from the center of the town while chanting against the escalating Israeli violations.

He added that the soldiers fired many live rounds at the protesters, wounding a child, only twelve years of age, in the thigh.

The soldiers also chased a young man, causing him to fall and suffer moderate wounds. The young man and the children have been transferred to a hospital in Qalqilia.

Dozens of Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation and received the needed treatment by the medics.

In 2003, the Israeli occupation authorities closed the main road of the town to local Palestinians and granted full access to the colonial settlers, especially those living in the illegal Kedumim colony, built on expropriated Palestinian lands.

Local Palestinians have gathered every Friday and Saturday for several years in rejection of the closed road, and demand its re-opening, triggering a violent response from the occupation army.

(Source / 18.02.2022)

Army Shoots at Palestinian Farmers, Shepherds in the Gaza Strip

Israeli soldiers opened fire, on Friday, with live rounds and tear gas canisters towards Palestinian farmers and shepherds near Khan Younis, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip, the Palestinian News & Information Agency WAFA reported.

Correspondent for WAFA stated that the occupation army opened fire with live ammunition and tears gas canisters at Palestinian farmers and shepherds east of Khuza’a town, located east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.

The attacked forced the shepherds and farmers to leave their work for fear of a continued assault. No injuries were noted at the time of this report.

On an an almost daily basis, the Israeli Navy harasses, shoots at, and detains fishermen who are trying to make a living, while the army shoots at defenseless Palestinian farmers and shepherds working on their land in the tiny coastal enclave.

Since 2007, the Israeli occupation has maintained a tight and comprehensive land, sea and air blockade on the Gaza Strip, controlling the movement of all people and goods, entering and leaving the occupied and besieged territory.

(Source / 18.02.2022)