Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted five Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, on Sunday at dawn.

In Jenin, in northern West Bank, the soldiers invaded and ransacked several homes in the Kharrouba and al-Maniyya neighborhoods in the city before abducting Tamer Majed Khatib and Khaled Yassin.

The invasion into the city led to protests before the soldiers fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs.

The soldiers also abducted a teacher, Mohammad Qasrawi, from his home in Burqin town, west of Jenin.

In Qalqilia, in the northern part of the West Bank, the soldiers invaded Hable town, south of the city, searched several homes, and abducted two Palestinians, Mojahed Essam Nofal, 45, and Anas Salman, 30.

In Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, the soldiers invaded a library owned by Ali Taher Dandes and violently searched it, causing excessive damage.

(Source / 14.03.2022)

Administrative Detainee Continues Hunger Strike For Twelfth Day

On Sunday, the Commission Of Detainees Affairs has reported that a Palestinian political prisoner, held by Israeli under the arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial, is ongoing with a hunger strike he started twelve days ago.

In a press release, the Commission said the detainee, Khalil Mohammad Awawda, 40, from the southern West Bank governorate of Hebron, is imprisoned in Ofer Israeli prison.

It said the detainee started the hunger strike on March 3rd, 2022, protesting his arbitrary detention without charges or trial.

The Commission said al-Awawda has several health issues, including inflammation in his spine’s neck and back discs, which emerged five years earlier, and requires surgery and physical therapy.

Al-Awawda, a married father of four, is a former political prisoner held by Israeli for twelve years, including five years under the arbitrary Administrative Detention orders before Israel released him on June 30th, 2016.

He was abducted on December 27th, 2021, and was instantly slapped with an Administrative Detention order.

(Source / 14.03.2022)

Israeli Colonizers Begin Expansion Work Of Illegal Colony In Northern Plains

Illegal Israeli colonizers began construction, Sunday, on the expansion of their colony, built on stolen Palestinian lands in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank.

Aref Daraghma, a human rights activist, said the colonizers started constructing new units in the illegal Shadmot Mehola colony, an issue that will lead to the illegal annexation of more Palestinian lands.

Shadmot Mehola is an illegal colony built as an agricultural colony on privately-owned Palestinian lands in 1979; the current number of inhabitants is 652 colonizers. By 2018, its total area covered 363 Dunams of stolen Palestinian lands.

Daraghma added that the colonizers also installed a room on Palestinian lands in the al-Farisiyya village in the Northern Plains.

The wood and tin room was set up on lands between Rotem and Shadmot Mehola colonies.

(Source / 14.03.2022)

Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Bethlehem

On Monday at dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded the Saff Street in the center of Bethlehem city, in the southern occupied West Bank, Marah Rabah village, and Beit Sahour city, before searching several buildings and abducting three Palestinians.

Media sources said the soldiers invaded Saff Street, in the center of Bethlehem city, and abducted Abbas Mohammad Shehada from his home.

The sources added that the soldiers also invaded Marah Rabah village, south of Bethlehem, searched several homes, and abducted Khalil Qassim Sheikh and Ahmad Qassem Sheikh.

The soldiers also invaded a construction site for the Shepherds’ Field Hospital and a nearby greenhouse in Beit Sahour, east of Bethlehem, before violently searching them.

(Source / 14.03.2022)

Israeli Army Abducts Nine Palestinians In Hebron

On Monday at dawn, Israeli soldiers abducted nine Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the Hebron governorate, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Many army vehicles invaded Hebron city before the soldiers stormed, searched many homes, and abducted four Palestinians, Tareq Anwar D’eis, 40, Bashir Khaled Rajabi, 35, Ismael Amro, and Amer al-Qawasmi.

The soldiers also invaded the towns of as-Samu and Yatta, south of Hebron, searched homes, and abducted Ayman Ahmad Abu Awwad, Atef Ali Rabba’, Yahia Issa al-‘Amour, and Monther Odah al-Mahayana.

It is worth mentioning that the soldiers also installed many roadblocks in several neighborhoods in Hebron city, the main entrances of Sa’ir and Halhoul towns, stopped and searched dozens of cars, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.

In related news, the soldiers invaded the Saff Street in the center of Bethlehem city, in the occupied West Bank, Marah Rabah village, and Shepherd’s Field area in Beit Sahour, before searching homes and abducting three Palestinians.

(Source / 14.03.2022)

Undercover Israeli Soldiers Kidnap A Lawyer Near Ramallah

Undercover Israeli soldiers infiltrated, on Monday at dawn, Beit Rima town, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, before storming the home of a Palestinian lawyer and kidnapping him.

Media sources said the undercover soldiers, driving a car with forged Palestinian license plates, infiltrated Beit Rima before invading the home of Bara’ Jawdat Rimawi, 28, and kidnapped him.

They added that the soldiers smashed the property’s front door before storming it and conducted violent searches that led to excessive property damage.

Shortly after the undercover soldiers broke into the home, several army jeeps invaded the town, leading to protests, and secured the retreat of the undercover officers. The army also fired several live rounds, gas bombs, and concussion grenades at the protesters.

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

In related news, the soldiers invaded the Saff Street in the center of Bethlehem city, in the occupied West Bank, Marah Rabah village, and Shepherd’s Field area in Beit Sahour, before searching homes and abducting three Palestinians.

(Source / 14.03.2022)

Israeli Army Abducts Sixteen Palestinians In West Bank

On Monday at dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded many communities across the occupied West Bank, stormed and ransacked dozens of homes before abducting sixteen Palestinians, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed.

Undercover Israeli soldiers infiltrated, on Monday at dawn, Beit Rima town, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, before storming a home of a Palestinian lawyer and kidnapping him.

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

In related news, the soldiers invaded the Saff Street in the center of Bethlehem city, in the occupied West Bank, Marah Rabah village, and Shepherd’s Field area in Beit Sahour, before searching homes and abducting three Palestinians.

It is worth mentioning that Palestinian fighters exchanged fire with Israeli soldiers invading Tubas city in the northeastern West Bank. The soldiers searched and ransacked a few homes during the invasion and abducted one Palestinian.

The PPS identified the abducted Palestinians as:

  1. Tareq Anwar D’eis, Hebron.
  2. Bashir Khaled Abdul-Hafith Rajabi, Hebron.
  3. Ismael Amro, Hebron.
  4. Amer al-Qawasmi, Hebron.
  5. Odah Mohammad al-Hroub, Hebron.
  6. Ayman Hamed Abu Awwad, Hebron.
  7. Atef Ali Hasan Rabba’, Hebron.
  8. Yahia Issa Saleh al-Amour, Hebron.
  9. Monther Odah al-Mahaina, Hebron.
  10. Bara’ Jawdat Rimawi, Ramallah.
  11. Mohannad Monir Milhem, Tulkarem.
  12. Mohammad Tareq Milhem, Tulkarem.
  13. Anan Jihad Abu Motawe’, Tubas.
  14. Ahmad Qassem Sheikh, Bethlehem.
  15. Khalil Qassem Sheikh, Bethlehem.
  16. Abbad Mohammad Shehada, Bethlehem.

(Source / 14.03.2022)

Soldiers Invade Palestinians Lands In The Gaza Strip

Several armored Israeli military vehicles, including bulldozers, invaded Palestinian farmlands in several parts of the besieged Gaza Strip and bulldozed them in addition to firing many live rounds and smoke bombs.

Media sources said two tanks and eight bulldozers invaded Palestinian agricultural lands in Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the coastal region, and fired many live rounds while bulldozing the lands and installing sand hills near the perimeter fence.

They added that the soldiers, stationed on military towers across the fence, east of Khan Younis in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, fired many live rounds and smoke bombs at Palestinian farmers east of Abasan al-Jadeeda and the al-Qarara towns, forcing them to leave, before several vehicles invaded the lands.

In addition, the soldiers fired many live rounds at farmers east of the Zeitoun neighborhood, southeast of Gaza city, forcing them to leave.

The army frequently attacks farmersshepherds, workers, and fishermen across the eastern parts of the coastal region and in Palestinian territorial waters, leading to dozens of casualties, including fatalities, and preventing the Palestinians from tending to their lands from fishing to provide for their families.

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 invaded many communities across the occupied West Bank, stormed and ransacked dozens of homes before abducting sixteen Palestinians, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed.

(Source / 14.03.2022)

Archbishop Hanna: “We Salute Our People In Sheikh Jarrah, In Every Part Of Jerusalem”

Archbishop of Sebastia from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of occupied Jerusalem, Theodosios Atallah Hanna, said the Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah, and every part of occupied Jerusalem, continue to remain determined to defend their homes and lands despite Israel’s escalation and constant efforts to remove and displace them.

His statements came while welcoming a delegation from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in Jerusalem and discussed the constant and escalating violations they face by the Israeli government and the illegal colonialist settlers.

“We salute our people, steadfast in Sheikh Jarrah, in the Old City, in Silwan, Jabal al-Mokabber and every part of Jerusalem,” Father Hanna said, “Our cause is not just a legal matter, it is an existential issue deeply rooted in our soil, history and belonging to this Holy Land; they want to uproot our Palestinian people, and their history, but we remain steadfast.”

“The Palestinians in Jerusalem continue to defend their city and their history; the powers of oppression can’t defeat their determination and their will to remain in this holy land,” he added, “We salute our people in Sheikh Jarrah who continue to defend their homes and history, who remain determined to continue to exist in their city.”

(Source / 14.03.2022)

Journalists Support Committee: “Israel” Targeted More Than 260 Journalists in 2021

Ramallah (Palestine) – March 13, 2022 (Quds Press)

The Journalists Support Committee said that the Israeli occupation targeted more than 260 journalists in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem last year, including 13 during the aggression on the Gaza Strip last May. Many of them sustained injuries and permanent disabilities that affected their professional work.

In a statement received by Quds Press, today, Sunday, on the occasion of the “Day of the Palestinian Wounded,” the committee stated that “the Israeli forces use, on a daily basis, internationally prohibited weapons against the Palestinians in general and journalists in particular.”

The “Journalists Support Committee” affirmed that;

“the occupation’s continuous attempts to target journalists and pursue media crews aims… to discourage them from continuing their role in exposing the crimes of the occupation against the Palestinian people.”

The committee called on the official Palestinian, Arab and international human rights institutions to shed light on the suffering of wounded Palestinian journalists, provide them with care, and hold the occupation accountable for its crimes against them, by international institutions and bodies and the Security Council.

The Committee to Support Journalists, which was established in 2016, works in several Arab countries, and is active in “defending the rights of journalists and promoting freedom of the press and media broadcasting throughout the region.”

(Source / 14.03.2022)