‘Israel’ freezes decision of forced displacement of Palestinian family in Sheikh Jarrah

The family of Salem are facing Israeli threat of forced displacement of their house in Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- An Israeli court in occupied Jerusalem decided on Tuesday to suspend the forced displacement order against Palestinian family of Salem in Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.

After weeks of tension and confrontations between local Palestinian families and Israeli settlers and forces in the area and due to fears over reigniting violence, the Israeli magistrates’ court in Jerusalem suspended yesterday the decision of the forced displacement of the Salem family of its house in the Sheikh Jarrah.

The occupation court also ordered the Salem family to deposit $7,750 with the court while it considers an appeal against the forced displacement and waits for a settler group to respond to the family’s legal claim to the house.

Israeli media reported that the court’s decision was made in order to avoid protests in the city, which could continue into the month of Ramadan in April and result in an escalation of violence across the occupied West Bank.

Last May, Palestinians protested during Ramadan against attempts to forcibly displace families from their houses in Sheikh Jarrah, sparking weeks of violence and culminating in Israel’s brutal 11-day military aggression on the Gaza Strip, which killed 230 Palestinians, including 65 children.

The Salems, a family of 11, including four children, were expected to be forcibly displaced of their house at the beginning of March.

Yonatan Yosef, a settler leader and a member of Jerusalem’s city council, was set to move into the Palestinian family’s house after the forced displacement.

Sheikh Jarrah has been cited as one of the most issues that sparked attention and condemnation around the world, as several countries slammed Israeli occupation forces and settlers violence against Palestinians in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood and Israeli forced displacement of families from their houses as dozens of Palestinians are facing imminent forced displacement from their homes, in a move to force them out and replace it entirely with an Israeli settlement.

(Source / 24.02.2022)

Grieving crowd takes part in funeral of Palestinian child shot and killed by Israeli forces

 Family members and Palestinian citizens take part in funeral procession of 14-year-old Palestinian Mohammad Shehadeh who was shot and killed by Israeli occupation soldiers on Feb. 22, 2022, in the al-Khader town, West of Bethlehem city on Feb. 23

Bethlehem (QNN)- Hundreds of Palestinian mourners participated on Wednesday in funeral procession of 14-year-old Palestinian Mohammad Shehadeh who was shot and killed by Israeli occupation soldiers, last night, in the al-Khader town, West of Bethlehem city.

Hundreds of grieving citizens along with family members participated in the funeral procession of the Palestinian child, later on Wednesday.

Scenes of the funeral procession the Palestinian child Mohammed Shehada, 14-year-old, who was shot dead by Israeli gunfire in the town of Al-Khader, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank.

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Shehadeh was shot and critically injured during confrontations last night between local residents and Israeli occupation soldiers who raided the town of al-Khader and opened gunfire at the Palestinians, injuring Shehadeh.

The occupation soldiers also prevented Palestinian ambulances from reaching him, leaving him to bleeding to death before detaining him.

Video footage of the incident shows Shehadeh lying on the ground with Israeli soldiers surrounding him.

Israeli occupation forces detained a Palestinian child after injuring him during confrontations in the town of Al-Khader, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank.

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Hours later, the Palestinian Health Ministry announced that Shehadeh ‏succumbed to his injuries.

Moreover, video footage shared online appears to document a previous phone call in which an Israeli intelligence officer had threatened to ‘assassinate’ Shehadeh.

Shehadeh’s killing comes only a few days after another teen, 19-year-old Nihad Barghouti from Kafr Ein village, was killed and shot by Israeli forces in the West Bank town of Nabi Saleh.

Israeli forces have killed thousands of Palestinians in the Occupied Territories over the years, and several international human rights groups say Israeli forces have used excessive force in attacking and subduing Palestinians.

“This policy [opening fire] reflects deep disregard for Palestinian lives and property and enables the continued use of lethal force, crucial to enabling Israel to retain its violent control over millions of Palestinians,” said Israeli human rights group, B’Tselem.

B’Tselem said it had recorded 77 Palestinian deaths at the hands of Israeli forces in the West Bank last year. More than half of those killed were not implicated in any attacks, it noted.

(Source / 24.02.2022)

For 3rd day, Israeli forces and settlers obstruct access of Palestinian students to school in Nablus

Israeli occupation forces and settlers harass and obstruct access of Palestinian students to school in Al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya village on Feb. 23, 2022

Nablus (QNN)- Dozens of Israeli settlers, backed by well-armed forces, obstructed on Wednesday morning access of Palestinian students to their school in Al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya village in Nablus in the occupied West Bank.

Local sources said dozens of colonial Israeli settlers, under the occupation forces protection, raided the village of Al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya and stationed at its entrance for the third day in a row.

The settlers and forces started harassing hundreds of Palestinian students and obstructed their access to their school.

Every morning, hundreds of #Palestinian children in the occupied West Bank village of Luban e-Sharkiya suffer in their way to school as they have to cross an Israeli military checkpoint that makes their life difficult. These photos were taken today.

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The residents then decided to confront and protest the occupation forces and settlers’ violence in the village.

However, the forces fired sound bombs and rubber-coated metal bullets directly towards the residents and their children to disperse them.

Israeli forces’ attacks against Palestinian students and residents of the village has increased lately.

Al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya is a home to about 3,500 Palestinians, 20km south of the city of Nablus in the northern West Bank.

Two illegal Israeli settlements, Eli and Ma’ale Levona, straddle the sides of the village and are built on land belonging to it.

Every afternoon, Israeli forces are stationed at the village’s entrance near the main highway between Ramallah and Nablus.

Nearby Israeli soldiers patrol on foot as groups of schoolchildren from Lubban attempt to take alternative routes to get home following numerous settler and forces attacks.

Parents are forced to drive their children to and from school every day because they are scared of their children being hurt or arrested by the soldiers.

The schoolchildren are also forced to take an alternative route through village fields to get home as Israeli soldiers patrolled the main road.

In May, a Palestinian man named Nidal Safadi was killed when settlers and Israeli soldiers raided the village and jointly shot him four times.

Thus, the residents of the village have decided to prevent Israel’s attacks against their schoolchildren and the village.

(Source / 24.02.2022)

Israeli forces demolish 8 Palestinian houses in Masafer Yatta

Israeli occupation forces demolish eight Palestinian houses in Khirbet Shi’b al-Butum in Masafer Yatta on Feb. 23, 2022

Hebron (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces on Wednesday morning demolished eight Palestinian houses in Khirbet Shi’b al-Butum in Masafer Yatta community in Hebron in the occupied West Bank.

Local sources said Israeli forces stormed the Masafer Yatta community and demolished eight Palestinian houses in Khirbet Shi’b al-Butum owned by the family of Jabarin whose members are mostly children.

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Masafer Yatta is one of the most remote and sparsely populated areas of the occupied West Bank – completely in Area C, and under full Israeli military and civil control.

17 small Palestinian villages are included in the area with a population of approximately 1,100.

Israeli settlers began constructing settlements in the area in the 1980s and there are now more than a dozen settlements and outposts there, as well as Israeli military installations.

Home demolitions, confiscation of the most basic infrastructure, military training exercises, and settler attacks are part of everyday reality in the area, forcing many to live in natural caves, as they vow to stay in Masafer Yatta no matter what the obstacles.

In many Palestinian communities located in Area C of the West Bank under full Israeli military control, Israeli-designated “firing zones” or “closed military zones” are forbidden for Palestinians to live on without permission from the Israeli occupation authorities, which is rarely granted.

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.

(Source / 24.02.2022)

Military Tanks, Bulldozers Infiltrate the Southern Gaza Strip, Raze Lands

Israeli bulldozers and tanks infiltrated, on Wednesday, the border of the southern besieged Gaza Strip, razed lands and opened fire, the Palestinian News & Information Agency (WAFA) reported.

WAFA correspondent stated that eight military tanks and bulldozers executed a limited incursion into the southern Gaza Strip, in the Al-Fukhari area, east of Khan Younis and leveled lands, while firing live rounds.

The correspondent added that the machinery entered tens of meters across the border between Israel and Gaza, and razed lands belonging to Palestinian citizens of the Gaza Strip. No injuries were reported.

Background

The Israeli army frequently infiltrates the border of the Gaza Strip, opens fire at farmers and shepherds, and razes Palestinian-owned lands.

Furthermore, Israeli Navy ships repeatedly open fire at and harass Palestinian fishermen as they sail within the permitted fishing zone dictated by the occupation.

Since 2007 the Israeli occupation has maintained a land, air, and sea blockade on the Gaza Strip, controlling all goods entering and leaving the tiny coastal enclave, causing a humanitarian catastrophe for the more than two million inhabitants.

The Israeli military has waged four major assaults on the Gaza Strip in 200820122014, and most recently in May of 2021, leading to widespread death and destruction.

(Source / 24.02.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Injure A Palestinian Child Near Bethlehem

On Wednesday evening, Israeli soldiers injured a Palestinian child after chasing him in Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank.

Local sources said the child, Ahmad Ayed Thawabta, 13, suffered fractures and bruises in one of his legs after falling when the soldiers chased him during an invasion into the town.

They added that the soldiers detained the child at the western entrance of Beit Fajjar but released him shortly afterward by handing him to the Palestinian District Coordination Office.

Immediately after his release, Palestinian medics rushed the child to Beit Jala governmental hospital for treatment.

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In related news, the soldiers invaded Thaher al-Abed village, near Ya’bad south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and prevented the Palestinians from digging a water well in addition to confiscating the controller of the digging machine.

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On Wednesday at dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded many parts of the occupied West Bank, searched and ransacked dozens of homes, and abducted twenty-two Palestinians, including former political prisoners and siblings.

On Tuesday night, Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian child identified as Mohammad Rezeq Salah Shehada, 14, in the Al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem.

(Source / 24.02.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eleven Palestinians In West Bank

On Thursday at dawn, Israeli soldiers abducted at least eleven Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including the occupied capital, Jerusalem.

In Anza village, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, the soldiers invaded and ransacked several homes before abducting a young man, Hazem Morad Barahma.

In Nablus, in northern West Bank, the soldiers a young man, Sameh al-Ashqar, from his home in Wadi at-Tuffah neighborhood in the city.

Another Palestinian, Mustafa Hijja, was abducted after the soldiers invaded and searched his home in Burqa village, west of Nablus.

The soldiers also abducted a young man, Hatem Ismael Hamayel, from his home in Beita town, south of Nablus.

The Israeli army has been trying to abduct Al-Ashqar for a while but remains unable to find him and repeatedly invades and ransacks his home and the homes of his relatives and friends.

In Tulkarem, in the northern part of the West Bank, the soldiers invaded Allar town, south of the city, searched homes, and abducted a former political prisoner, Nidal No’man Mashal.

It is worth mentioning that many Israeli army jeeps invaded Qalqilia city, leading to protests in the Naqqar neighborhood before the soldiers fired many live rounds, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

In Saida town, northeast of Tulkarem, the soldiers invaded and ransacked the home of a former political prisoner, Amna Abdul-Ghani, the wife of a political prisoner, Anwar Oleyyan, before illegally confiscating cash and some gold.

The soldiers also invaded Biddu town, northwest of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, and abducted Majd al-Wahsh from his home.

In Bethlehem, the soldiers invaded the Deheishe refugee camp, south of the city, searched many homes before abducting Mohammad Yasser Rezeq, 24, Mahmoud Salah Hammash, 18, and Yazan Jaber Hasanat, 16.

The soldiers also invaded Deir Ghassana village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, leading to protests.

Furthermore, the Israeli army said a military tower came under fire near Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah, for the seventh time in the past three weeks.

In Beit Ummar, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, the soldiers invaded the al-Qarn area, in the eastern part of the town, and abducted a university student, Mahdi Mahmoud Abu Ayyash, after storming his family’s home and ransacking it, causing damage.

In Beit Kahil town, west of Hebron, the soldiers stormed the home of a former political prisoner, Abdul-Mahdi Zohour, and searched the property, causing damage, and threatened to abduct his father.

In related news, Palestinian protesters hurled Molotov cocktails at Karmie Tzur illegal colony built on stolen Palestinian lands, north Hebron.

On Wednesday night, the soldiers assaulted many Palestinians in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in the occupied capital, Jerusalem, and caused fractures to the hand of one Palestinian, Abed Barbar.

(Source / 24.02.2022)

Army Demolishes A Palestinian Home in Jerusalem

On Thursday morning, Israeli soldiers demolished a Palestinian home in Anata town, northeast of the occupied capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

Media sources said the soldiers invaded the al-Baq’an neighborhood in the town after surrounding it before forcing the Palestinians out of their property.

They added that the soldiers demolished a home, consisting of two flats, owned by Raed Hajjaj Fheidat, allegedly for being built without a permit.

It is worth mentioning that the soldiers also demolished a room that was part of a building destroyed by the soldiers a month ago.

On Wednesday, Israeli soldiers demolished four residential sheds in Shu’ab al-Batem village, south of Hebron, in the West Bank’s southern part.

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 homes and property under various allegations meant to prevent the expansion of Palestinian towns and neighborhoods.

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.”

(Source / 24.02.2022)