‘Israel’ forces 7-member Jerusalemite family to self-demolish house

A Jerusalemite family demolishes its own house in Beit Hanina neighborhood at the order of Israeli occupation municipality on Feb. 27, 2022

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Israeli occupation authorities on Sunday morning forced a Palestinian family to self-demolish its own house in Beit Hanina neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem.

At the order of the Israeli occupation municipality, Jerusalemite Ramzi Shawamreh self-demolished his own house in Beit Hanina to avoid paying an additional exorbitant fine for the demolition costs to the Israeli municipality (the staff and the police) if it carries out the demolition.

Members of the Palestinian family of Shawamreh embarked today on demolishing their own home in the occupied Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina after they were pressed to do so by the all-Israeli municipality of the city. #EndIsraeliApartheid

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The Jerusalemite said that about 20 days ago, the occupation forces raided his house and delivered him a demolition order; to demolish his house within 21 days, under the pretext of building without a permit.

He added that he was forced to carry out the demolition by himself to avoid paying an exorbitant fine for the demolition costs to the Israeli municipality.

Ramzi was living in the house with his wife and his five children. He said that his house was built in 2005 and they now have no place to live in.

Using the pretext of illegal building, ‘Israel’ demolishes houses and structures on a regular basis to restrict Palestinian expansion in occupied Jerusalem.

At the same time, the Israeli occupation municipality and the occupation government built tens of thousands of housing units in illegal settlements in occupied Jerusalem for Jews with a goal to offset the demographic balance in favour of the Israeli settlers in the occupied city.

‘Israel’ has been moving settlers into the occupied Jerusalem neighbourhoods since the 1980s. This has resulted in numerous human rights violations, including the forced displacement of Palestinian residents and house demolitions.

Hundreds of Palestinian families are being threatened with forced displacement and house demolitions by illegal settler groups, fully supported by the Israeli occupation government.

There are nearly 700,000 Israeli settlers living in 256 illegal settlements and outposts scattered across the occupied West Bank, including the eastern part of occupied Jerusalem. Israeli settlements are illegal under international law.

(Source / 27.02.2022)

Israeli forces attack anti-settler-violence protest in Nablus

Israeli occupation forces attack Palestinian protesters in Al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya village in Nablus in the occupied West Bank

Nablus (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces on Sunday morning attacked Palestinians taking part in an anti-settler-violence protest in Al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya village in Nablus in the occupied West Bank.

Earlier today, Palestinian residents and students of Al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya village held a protest against Israeli settlers’ violence and attacks carried out against the village’s residents.

Hundreds of Palestinian students demonstrate at the entrance to the village of Luban e-Sharkiya in the occupied West Bank in protest of the Israeli restrictions on their access to village’s two main schools.

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Photos | Israeli occupation forces assault nonviolent #Palestinian protesters demonstrating in the occupied West Bank village of Luban e-Sharkiya against Israeli restrictions on access of students to their schools in the village.

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Last week, for three days in a row, colonial settlers, backed by well-armed forces, obstructed access of Palestinian students to their school in Al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya village, after raiding the village and stationed at its entrance.

The settlers and forces also harassed and provoked hundreds of Palestinian students heading 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 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 settlers and 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 / 27.02.2022)

Israeli Colonizer Shoots Two Palestinian Siblings Near Jerusalem

A paramilitary illegal Israeli colonizer shot, on Friday evening, two young Palestinian siblings near Hizma military roadblock northeast of the occupied capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

Media sources said the colonizer shot and moderately injured two siblings, identified as Mohammad and Jawad Aby Khadija, both in their thirties, from the Shu’fat refugee camp northeast of Jerusalem.

They added that the two Palestinians, and a child, were driving to the ar-Ram town northeast of Jerusalem before their car accidentally collided with a vehicle driven by an illegal Israeli colonialist settler.

The colonizer stepped out of his car with his rifle before shooting Mohammad in the abdomen and Jawad in the leg.

Medics moved the two wounded siblings to a hospital in occupied Jerusalem.

Talking to the Wadi Hilweh Information Center In Silwan (Silwanic), their uncle said Mohammad was shot with two live rounds in the abdomen, while Jawad was shot in the leg.

He added that the incident was just a traffic accident and said that the siblings and the colonizers were arguing about who caused the accident; however, the colonizer went back to his car, grabbed his gun, and shot them.

“There is an intersection in the area where two lanes merge into one. That is when the accident happened,” the uncle stated, “However because they are Palestinians and he is an Israeli colonizer, he interpreted the accident as a ramming attack and decided to shoot them.”

The Palestinians were driving to a wedding when the accident occurred; the child who was with them was Jawad’s five-year-old son, was not harmed, and a Palestinian resident who was passing through the area took him to his house and contacted the family.

(Source / 27.02.2022)

Soldiers Fire Live Rounds Into Palestinian Lands In Central And Southern Gaza

On Friday at night, Israeli soldiers fired many live rounds into Palestinian lands in the central and southern parts of the Gaza Strip.

Media sources said the soldiers, stationed on military towers across the perimeter fence, east of Deir al-Balah in central Gaza Strip, fired dozens of live rounds into Palestinian lands.

The soldiers also fired live rounds into the Al-Wadi area, east of the al-Qarara town, north of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

The attacks are part of constant Israeli violations against the Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip.

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 / 27.02.2022)

Palestinian Family Forced To Demolish Its Home In Jerusalem

A Palestinian family started on Friday night, to demolish its home after the Israeli occupation authorities have decided to demolish the property in the Jabal al-Mokabber neighborhood, southeast of the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

Media sources said the family has been trying to obtain a permit for its home, but the applications were constantly denied.

The family removed its furniture and belongings from the property and started the demolition to avoid more excessive fines and fees from the City Council.

Eyad Abu Sneina, the property owner, told Al-Qastal News that the family’s first home was demolished in Silwan town, south of Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, in May of the year 2015.

“Back then, we refused to self-demolish our home and had to pay dozens of thousands of shekels in fines and fees after the city demolished the property,” Eyad said, “We are now forced to self-demolish our home because we cannot afford more fines.”

“We can go… What can we do, they aren’t allowing us to live on our own land, they just want us out,” he said, “This is the second time were are subject to forcible exile and displacement in our Jerusalem”

“Israel continues to violate International Law, the Fourth Geneva Convention, and every related international resolution; they just do not want us to stay in our holy city, but we are here to stay, in our homeland, in our city, Eyad added, “Meanwhile, Israel to continues to violate International Law by the theft of Palestinian land to construct its illegal colonies… continued its illegal occupation and oppression, however, we will always remain steadfast.”

(Source / 27.02.2022)

Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In Ramallah, Jerusalem, And Jericho

On Friday evening and Saturday at dawn, Israeli soldiers abducted six young Palestinian men in Ramallah, Jerusalem, and Jericho in the occupied West Bank.

In Ramallah, in the central West Bank, the soldiers invaded the al-Masyoun neighborhood and the Al-Am’ari refugee camp, stormed and ransacked several homes before abducting Ahmad Affana and Nour Dabbour.

The soldiers also invaded the Kafer Aqab neighborhood, north of Jerusalem, leading to protests.

The soldiers stormed and searched a few homes and shops during the invasion before abducting two young men, Haitham al-Lowzi and Hasan Ziyara.

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On Friday evening, the soldiers abducted Qussai Talal Kayed and Abdul-Latif Hamdan, from the Jenin refugee camp, in the northern part of the West Bank while crossing the al-Hamra military roadblock near Jericho city in northeastern West Bank.

In addition, a paramilitary illegal Israeli colonizer shot two young Palestinian siblings near Hizma military roadblock northeast of the occupied capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

(Source / 27.02.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Bethlehem, Hebron And Jerusalem

On Sunday at dawn, Israeli soldiers abducted three young Palestinian men from Bethlehem governorate, one in Jerusalem and one in Hebron, in the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the al-Khader town south of Bethlehem before the soldiers stormed and ransacked several homes.

They added that the soldiers abducted Mohammad Ayman Taqatqa, 20, and Mo’tasem As’ad Taqatqa, 20, from their homes.

Also, the soldiers abducted Mahmoud Ahmad Hamamra, 24, from Husan village, west of Bethlehem, while walking on Palestinian lands near the illegal Beitar Illit colony.

In addition, the soldiers invaded Sur Baher village, southeast of occupied Jerusalem, and abducted Abu al-Mo’tasem Atwan from his home.

Furthermore, the soldiers invaded Tarqoumia town, west of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, searched homes, and abducted Bashar Mohammad Zabayna, 25.

On Saturday evening, the soldiers invaded Ya’bad town, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, leading to protests before the soldiers fired several live rounds, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

(Source / 27.02.2022)

WAFA: Palestinian Administrative Detainees Continue Boycott of Israeli Military Courts for 58th Day

RAMALLAH, Sunday, February 27, 2022 (WAFA) – Nearly 450 Palestinian detainees have been refusing to show up for their military court hearings for 58 days in protest of their unfair detention without charge or trial under Israel’s controversial administrative detention policy.

The boycott includes hearings for the renewal of administrative detention orders as well as appeal hearings and later sessions at Israel’s Supreme Court.

Also for the second week now, Palestinian administrative detainees with chronic diseases have been boycotting the Israeli prison clinics in protest of their unfair detention without charge or trial.

Palestinian detainees say their action is a continuation of longstanding Palestinian efforts “to put an end to the unjust administrative detention practiced against our people by the occupation forces.”

Under administrative detention, Israel keeps Palestinians without charge for up to six months, a period which can be extended for an indefinite number of times. Women and minors are also among those detainees. The detention takes place on orders from a military commander and on the basis of what the Israeli regime describes as ‘secret’ evidence. Some prisoners have been held in administrative detention for up to 11 years.

Palestinians and human rights groups say the administrative detention violates the right to due process since evidence is withheld from prisoners while they are held for lengthy periods without being charged, tried, or convicted.

Palestinian detainees have continuously resorted to open-ended hunger strikes in an attempt to express their outrage at the detention. They have also been subjected to systematic torture, harassment and repression all through the years of Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories.

More than 4,500 Palestinian prisoners are currently held in about 17 Israeli jails. Over 450 detainees, including women and minors, are under the administrative detention. Rights groups describe Israel’s use of the detention as a “bankrupt tactic” and have long called on Israel to end its use.

(Source / 27.02.2022)

Soldiers Open Fire at Farmers, Shepherds in the Gaza Strip

Israeli forces opened fire, on Sunday, at Palestinian farmers and shepherds the central and southern parts of the besieged Gaza Strip, the Palestinian News & Information Agency WAFA reported.

Correspondent for WAFA stated that the army, positioned along the border between Gaza and Israel, in the central Gaza Strip, opened heavy live fire at the Palestinian agricultural lands east of Deir el-Balah.

The attack forced Palestinian farmers to abandon their lands tending to their crops for fear of the military attack. No injuries were reported.

Meanwhile, occupation soldiers, positioned in military posts along the border, opened fire toward Palestinian shepherds with tear gas canisters, east of the town of Khuza’a, east of Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

The Palestinian shepherds were forced into leaving the grazing area due the harassment tactics of the occupation military. No injuries have been 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 / 27.02.2022)

Israeli Authorities Displace Another Palestinian Family in Jerusalem

Israeli occupation authorities forced, on Sunday, a Palestinian family to demolish their own home in the Beit Hanina neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, the Palestinian News & Information Agency (WAFA) reported.

The Shawamreh family which consists of seven members, began tearing down their home in Beit Hanina after the Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem ordered the demolition under the pretext of being built without a license.

Ramzi Shawamreh, the owner of the home, stated that the Israeli Municipality threatened to impose excessive fines if they had their crews execute the demolition, so the family took on the destruction of their own home.

The displacement of this seven member Palestinian family is just one in an extensive list of families who have been forced to destroy their own homes or that the occupation authorities have destroyed.

The Israeli occupation denies Palestinians their legitimate right to build homes in the occupied West Bank, while at the same time allowing illegal colonists to expand their settlements, illegal under International Law.

On Friday, another Palestinian family carried out the demolition of their own home, in the Jabal al-Mokabber neighborhood, southeast of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

Sources stated that the family attempted to obtain a permit for the home, however the applications were denied by occupation authorities.

(Source / 27.02.2022)