Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Child In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers killed, on Sunday evening, a Palestinian child in Abu Dis town, east of occupied East Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the town, leading to protests before the soldiers fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

They added that the soldiers shot Yamen Nafez Jaffal, 16, with a live round and prevented Palestinian medics from approaching him, and he subsequently bled to death. The soldiers later took his corpse away.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired many gas bombs at the Palestinian ambulance and the medics, forcing them away and causing many Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

The Israeli army claimed the slain child hurled a Molotov cocktail at Israeli military vehicles invading Abu Dis before the soldiers fatally shot him and added that the soldiers also fired live rounds at another Palestinian who managed to escape unharmed.

The soldiers also invaded and ransacked a home in the town, causing damage, before adducting a young man, identified as Majd Warni.

In related news, the soldiers invaded the at-Tour town, in East Jerusalem, before firing gas bombs and concussion grenades at Palestinians protesting the invasion.

On Sunday at dawn, Israeli soldiers killed Karim Jamal al-Qawasmi, 19, from the at-Tour town, in occupied Jerusalem, after shooting him near Bab Hutta gate, north of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Shadi Mitwer, the secretary of the Fateh Movement in occupied Jerusalem, said the Israeli escalation is a calculated ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians in the holy city.

“We are the natives of this holy city, and we are here to stay,” Mitwer said, “This escalation and these crimes will just push us to be more determined to continue our struggle until liberation and independence.”

(Source / 07.03.2022)

Israeli Colonizers Uproot 190 Olive Saplings Near Salfit

Illegal Israeli colonizers invaded, Sunday, Palestinian olive orchards in the Khallet al-Qameh area in Kafr ed-Deek town, east of the central West Bank city of Salfit, and uprooted at least 190 saplings.

The Palestinians said the colonizers came from Alei Zahav illegal colony, built on stolen Palestinian lands in the area.

They added that the colonizers uprooted at least 190 olive saplings, planted by the Palestinians 2-10 years earlier, and stole about forty of them, in addition to damaging an agricultural room owned by Najeh Harb.

Najeh Harb, Saleh Shonnar, and Ramadan ed-Deek own the invaded and uprooted orchards.

The orchards and farmlands in the area have been subject to escalating Israeli violations and aim at expanding illegal colonies.

Salfit Governor, Abdullah Kamil, said the ongoing crimes against the Palestinians and their lands continue to enjoy protection from the Israeli occupation army and the political leadership.

Kamil reiterated that all colonies are illegal under International Law and violate various United Nations and Security Council resolutions and the Fourth Geneva Convention. In addition, the colonies also constitute war crimes under International Humanitarian Law.

(Source / 07.03.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Ram Palestinian With Their Jeep Near Nablus

On Sunday evening, the Israeli army injured a young Palestinian man after the soldiers rammed him with their jeep when they invaded Bazaria village, west of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, leading to protests.

Media sources said the soldiers accompanied many colonialist settlers into the town, leading to protests before firing live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, concussion grenades, and gas bombs.

They added that the soldiers shot a young man with a concussion grenade in the face and sped towards him before ramming him with their jeep.

The Palestinian was rushed to a hospital in Tulkarem, suffering fractures in the leg and face, in addition to severe bruising to various parts of his body.

Medical sources said many Palestinians also suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, in addition to cuts and bruises.

On Sunday evening, the soldiers killed a Palestinian child, Yamen Nafez Jaffal, 16, in Abu Dis town, east of occupied East Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

On Sunday at dawn, Israeli soldiers killed Karim Jamal al-Qawasmi, 19, from the at-Tour town, in occupied Jerusalem, after shooting him near Bab Hutta gate, north of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

(Source / 07.03.2022)

Video – Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinian Children In Jerusalem

On Sunday evening, Israeli soldiers abducted four Palestinian children in the al-Habayel area at the entrance of the al-Isawiya town in the occupied capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank. A video from the scene shows the terrified children crying and begging to go home.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers invaded the area and abducted the four children, in addition to assaulting and cursing at two of them.

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center In Silwan (Silwanic) said the children were crying, screaming, and begging the soldiers to release them.

One of the children cried and asked, “What are they [the soldiers] going to do with us? They will never let us go…?!”.

Firas al-Jibrini, a lawyer with Silwanic, said the soldiers abducted Daoud Hijazi, 11, and moved him to interrogation at a police center in the French Hill.

He added that the soldiers interrogated the child for more than five hours before summoning his mother and eventually allowed her to take him home after imposing a five-day house arrest order.

The soldiers abducted Mohammad Yacoub Sonnokrot, 9, and released him after a few hours of interrogation.

In addition, the soldiers abducted Hamad Mahmoud Khater, 17, and Moath Oweiwi, 13, and interrogated them for several hours before remanding them for further interrogation Monday.

(Source / 07.03.2022)

Including Children, Israeli Soldiers Abduct 25 Palestinians In West Bank

On Monday at dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded and ransacked dozens of homes across the occupied West Bank, before abducting at least twenty-five Palestinians, including children and their fathers, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said.

In Qalqilia, in the northern West Bank, the soldiers invaded Azzoun town, east of the city, searched and ransacked many homes before abducting ten Palestinians, including children and their fathers.

The soldiers abducted Mahmoud Sa’id Radwan, and his son Sa’id, 17, who was previously shot by the army, Amjad Huwwari, and his son Hamad, 15, Hani Yassin, and his son Ja’far, 16, Assem Awad Salim, and his son Mustafa, 16, Amro Salim, 15, and Eyad Shbeita, 20.

In Nablus in northern West Bank, the soldiers invaded Sorra town, west of the city, stopped a car, and abducted five young men before moving them to an unknown destination.

Also, many army jeeps also invaded Nur Shams refugee camp, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and abducted Siraj Mahameed, 18, from his home.

In addition, the soldiers invaded and searched several homes in the al-Masayef neighborhood in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, Betunia town, west of Ramallah, and the al-Biereh city, before abducting a former political prosper, Sufian al-Miqdadi.

In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers invaded Kafr Aqab town, north of the city, searched homes, and abducted a former political prisoner, a lawyer, French-Palestinian Salah Hammouri.

In Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers invaded and ransacked homes in the al-Khader town, south of the city, before abducting Mohannad Hasan Mousa, 16, and Imam Ahmad Salah, 20.

In Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, the soldiers abducted Mo’men Abu Hammad Gheith, 26, from the southern area of the city, Fuad Abu Ayyash, 21, from Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, and Omar Mohammad Omar, 32, from Doura town, south of Hebron.

The abducted Palestinians are:

  1. Salah Hammouri, Kafr Aqab – Jerusalem.
  2. Mohannad Hasan Mousa, al-Khader – Bethlehem.
  3. Emad Ahmad Salah, al-Khader – Bethlehem.
  4. Sajed Ata Torabi, Sorra – Nablus.
  5. Eyad Maher Torabi, Sorra – Nablus.
  6. Nour Sabri Awad – Nablus.
  7. Eyad Shbeita, Azzoun – Qalqilia.
  8. Mahmoud Sa’id Radwan, Azzoun – Qalqilia.
  9. Sa’id Mahmoud Radwan, Azzoun – Qalqilia.
  10. Amjad Huwwari, Azzoun – Qalqilia.
  11. Mohammad Amhad Huwwari, Azzoun – Qalqilia.
  12. Amro Nasser Salim, Azzoun – Qalqilia.
  13. Assem Awad Salim, Azzoun – Qalqilia.
  14. Mustafa Assem Salim, Azzoun – Qalqilia.
  15. Hani Yassin, Azzoun – Qalqilia.
  16. Ja’far Hani Yassin, Azzoun – Qalqilia.
  17. Mohammad Fuad Zyoud, Silat al-Harithiya – Jenin.
  18. Siraj Mahameed, Nur Shams refugee camp – Tulkarem.
  19. Sufian al-Miqdadi, Al-Biereh – Ramallah.
  20. Khaled Abu Al-Baha, Betunia – Ramallah.
  21. Baha’ Rimawi, Betunia – Ramallah.
  22. Mo’men Abu Hammad Gheith, Hebron.
  23. Fuad Abu Ayyash, Beit Ummar – Hebron.
  24. Omar Mohammad Omar, Doura – Hebron.
  25. Fawzi Mohammad Fawzi Ra’ey, Jericho.

(Source / 07.03.2022)

Israeli Colonizers Install Mobile Home, Tent, On Palestinian Lands In Bethlehem

Many illegal Israeli colonizers installed a mobile home and a big tent on Palestinian lands in Battir town, west of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank.

Ghassan Elian, a local nonviolent activist against the Annexation Wall and colonies in Battir, told the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) that the paramilitary colonizers invaded the Bardamo area, located between al-Qseir and al-Khammar, in the eastern part of the town, before bulldozing and leveling lands.

He added that the colonizers installed a large tent, about forty meters tall and ten meters wide, in addition to a mobile home.

The colonizers also attacked the Palestinians, who tried to prevent them from installing their illegal outpost on their land.

The invading colonizers also threatened to kill the Palestinians if they didn’t leave the area.

The land, about 23 Dunams, has been subject to repeated violations by the colonizers, trying to illegally annex it, especially since the Israeli occupation army has been preventing the Palestinians from entering or planting it although they have the official deeds proving ownership.

(Source / 07.03.2022)

Israeli Army Invades Palestinian Lands In Northern Gaza

On Monday morning, several Israeli military vehicles invaded Palestinian agricultural lands near the perimeter fence in Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the besieged Gaza Strip.

Media sources said the invasion was carried out by six military vehicles, including armored bulldozers, through Gate #16 leading to the Palestinian lands, east of Beit Hanoun.

The sources added that military drones also hovered overhead during the invasion before the soldiers started bulldozing the lands and installing sand hills close to the fence.

|Including Children, Israeli Soldiers Abduct 25 Palestinians In West Bank|

The Palestinians had to leave their lands when they saw the military vehicles invading them to avoid being shot by the soldiers.

The attack is 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.

|Israeli Colonizers Install Mobile Home, Tent, On Palestinian Lands In Bethlehem|

(Source / 07.03.2022)

Following Adalah’s Petition to the Israeli Supreme Court, the Police Removed All Ten Checkpoints From Sheikh Jarrah

In March of 2022, Israeli Police erected 10 checkpoints in and around Sheikh Jarrah, Jerusalem; Israeli Jewish settlers and their supporters move freely, while Palestinians’ movement is restricted.

On 6 March 2022, Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, in coordination with the Civic Coalition for Defending Palestinians’ Rights in Jerusalem, filed a petition to the Israeli Supreme Court on behalf of seven residents of Sheikh Jarrah and the Welfare Association of Sheikh Jarrah, demanding the immediate dismantlement of 10 police checkpoints placed both around and within the western part of Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem.

Today, 7 March 2022, the police dismantled all 10 checkpoints from the western part of Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem, following Adalah’s petition to the Israeli Supreme Court filed yesterday, 6 March 2022.

“The sudden removal of the checkpoints indicates that the police are well aware that their actions are illegal and will not stand legally before the Court. Adalah submitted the petition after making its demands to remove the checkpoints known to the police some time ago. However, the police continue to exceed its authority time after time, and back down only when matters reach the courts. The police should uphold the law, and not systematically violate it as an integral part in the oppression of Palestinian residents’ rights in East Jerusalem.”
– Adalah

Since Member of Knesset (MK) Itamar Ben-Gvir from the far-right Religious Zionist Party established a makeshift office in Sheikh Jarrah on 13 February 2022, the Israeli Police have increased the number of checkpoints in the area to about 10. Checkpoints around the neighborhood prevent the entrance of Palestinians and other supporters of the struggle against forced evictions of Palestinian refugee families, while checkpoints within the neighborhood restrict the movement of Palestinian residents living there. Notably, these restrictions are not imposed on Israeli Jewish settlers and their supporters, who freely enter and travel through Sheikh Jarrah.

In order to pass these checkpoints, Palestinians must answer lengthy questioning and present Israeli ID cards with a registered address in the neighborhood. As ID cards are issued only at the age of 16, Palestinian children and teenagers from the neighborhood cannot move freely unless accompanied by a parent. Thus, the children are prevented from visiting each other or playing in the public areas of the neighborhood.

The petition, filed by Adalah Attorney Suhad Bishara, argues that beyond the restrictions on the daily lives of Palestinian residents, the erection of checkpoints constitutes collective punishment, and the underlying policy is based on illegal racial profiling. Adalah also argues that the police do not have any legal authority to place these checkpoints or to limit the freedom of movement of Palestinian residents of the neighborhood and in general.

“Placing the checkpoints in Sheikh Jarrah is racist, illegal and fundamentally unacceptable. The checkpoints serve as collective punishment and as an attempt to prevent legitimate protests and support for Palestinian families threatened with forced eviction. The police have no authority to set up these checkpoints, and the Supreme Court must order their immediate removal.”
– Adalah Attorney Suhad Bishara

“Making the lives of Sheikh Jarrah residents unbearable is part of a comprehensive, systemic effort to make them concede in their just struggle to continue to live in their homeland. The police use racist and violent measures towards the residents of East Jerusalem, and protect settlers, who are using all means to achieve their goal of deepening the ongoing displacement and dispossession of Palestinians.”
– Zakaria Odeh, General Director of the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem

(Source / 07.03.2022)

On International Women’s Day, Israel Continues to Imprison 34 Palestinian Women

On March 8, 2022, the world will observe International Women’s Day to commemorate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Meanwhile, according to the Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association Addameer in the occupation state, 34 women are imprisoned in Israel.

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) stated, Monday, that Israel continues to hold dozens of Palestinian women in prison for taking part in the the resistance of the illegal Israeli occupation.

The PPS added that of the dozens of female prisoners, 11 are mothers and one is a minor, at just 15 years old, from occupied East Jerusalem.

Seventeen of these women have been sentenced to prison terms, two of whom are serving sixteen year prison terms, while one was sentenced to 15 years in 2015.

The PPS stated that since the beginning of the occupation in June of the year 1967, 16,000 Palestinian women have been abducted for their role in the resistance. Most of them were taken prisoner during the first intifada or uprising (1987-1993) and second intifada (2000-2005).

Between 2015 and the end of 2021, Israeli forces have abducted and imprisoned 1,100 Palestinian women, most of whom are from occupied East Jerusalem.

Addameer states that;

“The majority of Palestinian women prisoners are subjected to some form of psychological torture and ill-treatment throughout the process of their arrest and detention, including various forms of sexual violence that occur such as beatings, insults, threats, body searches, and sexually explicit harassment.”

(Source / 07.02.2022)