Soldiers Abduct Two Young Men, Issue Travel Ban Against Another, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday evening, two young Palestinian men in the al-‘Isawiya town, northeast of the occupied capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank. In addition, a young man from Silwan received an open-ended travel ban.

Local sources said several army jeeps invaded the town before the soldiers stopped many Palestinians and interrogated them while inspecting their ID cards.

They added that the soldiers abducted two young men, identified as Ahmad Abul-Hafeth Atiya and Ismael Yousef Mheisin, and took them to an interrogation facility in Jerusalem.

Ramzi al-Abbasi

In Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, the soldiers summoned for interrogation a young man, identified as Ramzi al-Abbasi, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center In Silwan (Silwanic) said.

Israeli Intelligence officers interrogated Ramzi for several hours before handing an order preventing him from traveling without setting a timeframe for this travel ban.

The young man said the officers confiscated his passport and added that he was preparing to participate in a conference in Istanbul this coming Thursday; however, the Israeli intelligence officers alleged this conference “supports terrorism” and that he “provides information to terrorist groups.”

Al-Abbasi said the conference is a social and popular event, adding that he was among a few Palestinians representing Jerusalem in the forum.

(Source / 21.02.2022)

Israeli Court Approves Demolition of Jaradat Family Home

Demolition order (archive image)

On Sunday, an Israeli Court approved the demolition of the family home of the imprisoned Palestinian Mohammad Youssef Jaradat.

This action comes just one week after the demolition of the home of another member of the Jaradat family: Mahmoud Ghaleb Jaradat.

Jaradat is from the town of Al-Silah Al-Harithiya, west of Jenin, in the northern part of the West Bank. He stands accused of killing an Israeli colonial settler near the evacuated settlement of Homesh. In that incident, Israeli paramilitary settler Yehuda Dimentman was killed in a shooting in the northern West Bank on December 16, 2021. Israeli forces have accused Mohammad Jaradat and Mahmoud Jaradat of the crime, and both are currently in custody in an Israeli prison awaiting trial.

In an act of collective punishment, which is illegal under international law, Israeli forces issued an order for the demolition of Jaradat’s family home.

The family submitted a petition to the court through the human rights organization “HaMoked” since the notification was delivered, but on Sunday the court rejected that petition, and gave the family until next Thursday to leave their home so that Israeli forces can demolish it.

The daughter of Mahmoud Jaradat, whose home was demolished last Sunday, made this statement to reporters after her home was destroyed:

When protests erupted during the demolition of Mahmoud Jaradat’s home last Sunday, Israeli forces invaded the town and shot and killed a 17-year old boy, Mohammad Abu Salah.

According to the Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions, ICAHD, “The demolition policy is part of Israel’s attempt to Judaize Palestine, to transform an Arab country into a Jewish one. During and after the Nakba of 1948, when the state of Israel was established, it systematically demolished about 52,000 Palestinian homes, more than 530 entire villages, towns and urban neighborhoods. Since the beginning of the Occupation in 1967, Israel has demolished another 55,000 homes in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza. Thousands more continue to be demolished inside Israel itself.

“Israel’s policy of house demolitions represents the essence of the “conflict”: one people displacing another; ICAHD’s campaign of resistance has proven a powerful and effective vehicle for holding Israel accountable. ICAHD uses the demolition policy to “reframe” the conflict. The issue is not security, as Israel would have us think, because the demolition of Palestinian homes has nothing to do with security, but is rather one of ethnic cleansing, settler colonialism and Judaization.

“We are now witnessing the climax of that Judaizing policy, one of the largest campaigns of demolitions since we started our work in 1997. Hundreds of homes are being demolished throughout the OPT as well as within the Green Line, where it is attacking its own (Arab) citizens. Entire Bedouin communities in the Negev are being to make way for Jewish settlements, while thousands of homes of Palestinian citizens in the Galilee are threatened.”

(Source / 21.02.2022)

Israeli Army Abducts Eleven Palestinians in Hebron

On Monday, Israeli soldiers abducted eleven Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the Hebron governorate, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and installed roadblocks.

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Odai Mamoun Sharabati, from his home in the city, after storming their homes ransacking the property.

It added that the soldiers also abducted Emad Hasan Ra’ey, 47, his children Qoteiba, 16, and Obeida, 17, in addition to Hisham Tafesh and his son Mohammad, from their homes in the al-Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron.

In the al-Fawwar refugee camp, southwest of Hebron, the soldiers stormed and searched a few homes and abducted Hasan at-Teety, 50, along with his son, Mohammad, 19.

In Yatta town, south of Hebron, the soldiers abducted Mohammad Mahmoud Makhamra, 27, his brother Moath, 30, and Mohammad Ali Abu Tabeekh.

In addition, the soldiers installed roadblocks on Hebron’s northern roads and the main entrances of Sa’ir, Yatta, and Halhoul towns, stopped and searched dozens of cars, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.

(Source / 21.02.2022)

Army Abducts Thirteen Palestinians Near Ramallah

On Monday at dawn, Israeli soldiers abducted thirteen Palestinians from their homes in Deir Abu Mashal village and Silwad town, northwest, and northeast of Ramallah, in the central West Bank.

In Deir Abu Mashal, the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes, causing damage, before abducting ten Palestinians, identified as Othman Zahran, Mahmoud Nafe’ Zahran, Zohdi Matar Zahran, Hasan Ali Rabea’, Odai Haitham Rabea’, Odai Issa Rabea’, Abdullah al-Maken, Mahmoud Thieb, Ahmad al-Kheir, and Saleh Darwish Ata.

In Silwad, the soldiers searched many homes before abducting Ahmad Othman, Hussein Fahmi, and Ayman Hamed.

In related news, the soldiers abducted eleven Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the Hebron governorate, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and installed roadblocks.

(Source / 21.02.2022)

Israeli Army Abducts 44 Palestinians In West Bank

On Monday at dawn, Israeli soldiers abducted at least forty-four Palestinians, including siblings and children, and a visually impaired man, after the army stormed and ransacked dozens of homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including the occupied capital, Jerusalem.

In Ramallah, in the central West Bank, the soldiers abducted thirteen Palestinians from their homes in Deir Abu Mashal village and Silwad town, northwest and northeast of the city.

In Deir Abu Mashal, the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes, causing damage, before abducting ten Palestinians, identified as Othman Zahran, Mahmoud Nafe’ Zahran, Zohdi Matar Zahran, Hasan Ali Rabea’, Odai Haitham Rabea’, Odai Issa Rabea’, Abdullah al-Maken, Mahmoud Thieb, Ahmad al-Kheir, and Saleh Darwish Ata.

In Silwad town, the soldiers searched many homes before abducting Ahmad Othman, Hussein Fahmi, and Ayman Hamed.

Furthermore, the soldiers abducted eleven Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the Hebron governorate, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Odai Mamoun Sharabati, from his home in the city after the army stormed and ransacked the property.

It added that the soldiers also abducted Emad Hasan Ra’ey, 47, his children Qoteiba, 16, and Obeida, 17, in addition to Hisham Tafesh and his son Mohammad, from their homes in the al-Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron.

In the al-Fawwar refugee camp, southwest of Hebron, the soldiers stormed and searched a few homes and abducted Hasan at-Teety, 50, along with his son, Mohammad, 19.

In Yatta town, south of Hebron, the soldiers abducted Mohammad Mahmoud Makhamra, 27, his brother Moath, 30, and Mohammad Ali Abu Tabeekh.

In addition, the soldiers installed roadblocks on Hebron’s northern roads and the main entrances of Sa’ir, Yatta, and Halhoul towns, stopped and searched dozens of cars, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.

In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers and intelligence officers invaded and searched many homes in the al-Isawiya town, northeast of the city, and abducted twelve Palestinians.

The abducted residents are Majd Bashir Ahmad, Hussein Mahmoud Atiya, Qassem Monir Dirbas, Mohammad Ali Razem, Ismael Nasser, Yousef Nasser, Mohammad Haitham Mustafa, Abdullah Mohammad Abu Ryala, Ismael Ali Abu Ryala, Hussein Shadi Obeid, Yazan Atef Obeid, and Ali Wasim Obeid.

In addition, the soldiers abducted Wajdi Salama and Sami Abu Haniyya from their homes in Anata town, northeast of Jerusalem.

In Jenin, in the northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted five Palestinians, including two former political prisoners.

            Ezzeddin Ahmad Amarna

The Palestinians are (former political prisoner) Ezzeddin Ahmad Amarna, who is also visually impaired, from Ya’bad south of Jenin, (former political prisoner) Ala’ Tawfiq Yahia from the al-Arqa village, west of Jenin, and Ehab Nasri Houshiyya from the al-Yamoun town, west of Jenin. Houshiyya was released after the soldiers interrogated him for a few hours.

In addition, the soldiers abducted a former political prisoner identified as Tayeh Yousef Wishahi, along with Dia’ Salam, from the Jenin refugee camp, after stopping them at the Za’tara military roadblock, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

The soldiers also invaded the al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya village, south of Nablus, searched homes, and abducted Bara’ Mohannad Oweis, 25.

In related news, the soldiers invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, and summoned Mahdi Salah Taqatqa, for interrogation in the nearby Etzion military base and security center.

(Source / 21.02.2022)

Israeli soldiers Invade, Bulldoze Palestinian Farmlands In Rafah

On Monday morning, several armored Israeli military vehicles, including bulldozers, invaded Palestinian agricultural lands east of Rafah, in the southern parts of the Gaza Strip, and bulldozed them.

Media sources said more than six heavily armored vehicles, including bulldozers, invaded the Palestinian lands near the perimeter fence east of the Nahda neighborhood, east of Rafah.

The sources added that the soldiers bulldozed the lands and installed sand hills near the fence before withdrawing.

The invasion forced the Palestinian farmers to leave their lands in fear of being targeted by the soldiers.

The invasion is part of frequent Israeli violations against the Palestinians, especially the fishermenfarmersshepherds, and workers in the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip, and have led to 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.

On Monday at dawn, Israeli soldiers abducted at least forty-one Palestinians, including siblings and children, and a visually impaired man, after the army stormed and ransacked dozens of homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including the occupied capital, Jerusalem.

(Source / 21.02.2022)

Soldiers, Settlers Attack Schoolchildren and Civilians Near Nablus

Illegal Israeli colonists invaded, on Monday, the village of Al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya, south of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank, and disrupted students on their way to school in the village, the Palestinian News & Information Agency (WAFA) reported.

Eyewitnesses stated that Israeli settlers, under the full protection of occupation soldiers, stormed the village, eliciting opposition by local Palestinian villagers.

Occupation forces responded by opening fire at the Palestinian civilians attempting to defend their lands, instead of the invading settlers, causing a number of Palestinians to suffer the toxic effects of tear gas inhalation.

The village is subject to frequent attacks by settlers and occupation forces who harass schoolchildren and other civilians causing fear and panic, obstructing access to education.

Article 26 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights states;

(1) Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.

(2) Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.

(3) Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.

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(Source / 21.02.2022)

Israeli Army To Demolish Five Sheds Near Salfit

On Monday, Israeli soldiers invaded Kafr ed-Deek village, west of Salfit, in the central part of the occupied West Bank, and handed demolition orders targeting five agricultural sheds.

Mohammad Naji, the mayor of Kafr ed-Deek, said the structures are in the Baat al-Arz area, in the northern part of the town.

Nimir Ezzat Ahmad, Atef Omar Ahmad, Habib Awad Ahmad, Mohammad Ahmad Ali Ahmad, and Shadi Omar Habboub owned the targeted structures on their lands.

Naji said the town has been subject to seriously escalating violations by the soldiers and colonizers, including the demotion of many homes and structures, in addition to standing demolition orders, the bulldozing, and uprooting of large areas of farmlands, and the illegal annexation of lands to expand the colonies.

On Monday at dawn, Israeli soldiers abducted at least forty-one Palestinians, including siblings and children, and a visually impaired man, after the army stormed and ransacked dozens of homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including the occupied capital, Jerusalem.

On Monday morning, several armored Israeli military vehicles, including bulldozers, invaded Palestinian agricultural lands east of Rafah, in the southern parts of the Gaza Strip, and bulldozed them.

(Source / 21.02.2022)