Israeli Army invades al-‘Isawiya Village in Occupied Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers in al-Eesawiyya (image from info-palestine.org)

One Friday evening, Israeli troops invaded the village of al-‘Isawiya, northeast of occupied Jerusalem. The troops attacked the home of Ghaseb Abu Asab in the village of Al-‘Isawiya, which led to confrontations with local youth.

Dozens of young men took to the streets when the army invaded and began to throw stones at the soldiers and to shout at the soldiers to leave. The Israeli soldiers fired a barrage of tear gas canisters, causing numerous Palestinians to suffer from tear gas inhalation.

No one was hospitalized from the exposure to the noxious gas, but a number of people were treated on-site.

The Israeli forces also raided and searched the house of the Palestinian citizen Abu Asab in the neighborhood of the martyr Muhammad Obeid.

The village of al-‘Isawiya has been the target of frequent Israeli invasions, since it was added to a list of expansion sites by Israeli authorities. Numerous Palestinian homeowners in the village have either had their homes destroyed by Israeli forces, or have been forced to demolish their own homes or face excessive fines.

(Source / 19.03.2022)

Israeli Troops Attack Non-Violent Palestinian Protest Marches in Battir, Hebron and Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli troops invade Hebron March 18, 2022 (image from video by Wafa News Agency)

On Friday afternoon, Israeli forces invaded several towns in the West Bank to attack non-violent protest marches organized by Palestinian peace groups in Battir (west of Bethlehem), Hebron, and Kufur Qaddoum.

In Battir, local sources reported that the Israeli soldiers attacked the non-violent demonstration which was being held in the Bardmo area, which is threatened by Israeli colonizers, who are trying to take over the land to construct an illegal Israeli colony there. The land in question is located in the town of Battir, west of Bethlehem, in the southern occupied West Bank.

The correspondent  with the Palestinian Wafa News Agency reported that the Israeli forces assaulted the citizens participating in the event after they performed Friday prayers in the area threatened by the seizure, but no injuries were reported.

The head of the local Committee Against Settlements, Muayyad Shaaban, said that the world should stand up in the face of the ongoing attacks by settlers against the Palestinian people, their lands and properties. He stressed that peaceful popular activities will continue in the face of the settlement construction that aims to displace Palestinian people and seize their lands with the aim of expansion of the state of Israel onto Palestinian land.

Israel, which was created in 1948 and has never declared its borders, has continuously expanded its territory through military force in violation of national law, and now controls 87% of the original land of Palestine, leaving the Palestinians with just 13% of their original land.

In Battir this past Tuesday, the activists of the Palestinian popular resistance managed to force settlers to evacuate the land they tried to seize in the “Bardmo” area in the town of Battir, which has an area of ​​23 dunums and belongs to the Alyan family. The settlers had set up a tent in the ground 40 meters long and 10 meters wide, and water tanks, and brought their livestock, before they were forced to dismantle the tent and leave the place.

In Kufur Qaddoum, in the northern West Bank — another area threatened by Israeli colonial expansion — 8 civilians were wounded with rubber-coated metal bullets, and dozens suffered from tear gas inhalation, during the Israeli army’s suppression of the weekly Kufur Qaddoum anti-settlement march.

The march was held, as it is every Friday, to demand the opening of the village street that has been closed for more than 17 years in order to push the construction of the “Qaddumim” illegal Israeli colonial settlement built on illegally-seized Palestinian village lands. .

The media spokesman in the Qalqilia region, Morad Eshteiwi, stated that violent confrontations erupted with the Israeli soldiers who tried to storm the town, when the citizens confronted them.

Hundreds of townspeople participated in the march chanted patriotic slogans calling for an end to the occupation and an escalation of popular resistance.

Eshteiwi pointed out that the Israeli soldiers fired rubber coated steel bullets and a barrage of tear gas, which led to the injury of 8 civilians in their limbs.

In Hebron, in the southern West Bank, Israeli forces shot and wounded two young men with live ammunition and three others with rubber-coated metal bullets on Friday.

The shootings took place during an Israeli invasion of Al-Shallala Street in the center of Hebron. The invading troops were met by young men and teens who protested their invasion of the Palestinian city. Some of the young men threw stones at the invading army, which the soldiers responded to by firing live ammunition toward the crowd, injuring two.

According to local sources, soldiers fired live and rubber coated steel bullets, and a barrage of tear gas canisters at citizens, which led to the injury of two young men with live bullets in the feet, and 3 others with rubber-coated metal bullets, and dozens of people suffered inhalation effects from tear gas.

(Source / 19.03.2022)

Soldiers Invade al-‘Isawiya, Search One Home

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, on Friday evening, the al-‘Isawiya village, northeast of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, fired gas bombs, and ransacked one home.

Local sources said the soldiers fired several gas bombs at Palestinians in the street to force them to leave, leading to protests.

They added that the soldiers stormed and ransacked the home of Ghadeb Abu Assab in the Obeid neighborhood, causing damage.

Before withdrawing, the soldiers also stopped and interrogated many Palestinians in the town and inspected their ID cards.

(Source / 19.03.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians After Illegal Colonizers Assaulted Them In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday evening, three young Palestinian men after illegal Israeli colonizers attacked several residents in occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

Media sources said the colonizers attacked several Palestinians in the Ras al-Amoud neighborhood, north of the Old City, before the locals intercepted the attack and tried to force the assailants away.

They added that Israeli soldiers invaded the neighborhood, attacked the Palestinians who were fending the colonizers’ attack off, and abducted three young men, Mahmoud Oweisat, Fares Oweisat, and Ahmad Oweisat.

The attack is part of numerous violations by the colonizers against the Palestinians in Ras al-Amoud, amidst constant attempts to remove them for the benefit of the illegal colonies and outposts.

The soldiers also invaded the al-‘Isawiya village northeast of occupied Jerusalem, fired gas bombs, and ransacked one home.

(Source / 19.03.2022)

Army Abducts Two Palestinians In Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, Saturday, two young men in the al-Am’ari refugee camp, south of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the refugee camp before the soldiers stormed and ransacked a few homes.

They added that the soldiers abducted Osama Abed Mohsin, 20, and Ali Abu Atiya, 20, before moving them to a military base near Ramallah.

(Source / 19.03.2022)

Army Fires Gas Bombs And Live Rounds At Farmers, Shepherds, In Gaza

On Saturday, Israeli soldiers fired several live rounds and gas bombs at Palestinian farmers and shepherds in the central and southern parts of the besieged Gaza Strip.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired many live rounds and gas bombs at Palestinian shepherds on lands near the fence, east of Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza.

The soldiers also fired many live rounds and gas bombs at farmers east of Abasan al-Kabira town, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, forcing them to leave.

The attacks did not lead to casualties but forced the Palestinians out of their lands to avoid further Israeli escalation.

The attacks are 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.

(Source / 19.03.2022)

Israeli Police Shoot, Critically Injure Palestinian Man in Occupied Jerusalem

Israeli police shot, on Saturday, a young Palestinian man, critically injuring him after he allegedly stabbed and injured an illegal Israeli settler near the Old City of Occupied Jerusalem, local sources reported.

Hebrew media purported that the young man stabbed an illegal settler in occupied Jerusalem, causing mild injuries, the settler was transferred to Shaare Zedek Hospital.

It added that police shot the young Palestinian man at the “Al-Thawri neighborhood” junction in Jerusalem, before he was transferred to a nearby hospital with critical injuries.

At least eight Israeli police officers can be seen in the video, proving that they had the opportunity to overpower the unarmed young man and take him into custody, without using lethal force.

The unidentified young man, can be seen in the videos to be unarmed and posing no threat when police opened fire at him, before he is seen falling to the ground.

Under Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, it is illegal for the occupier (Israel) to transfer its own population on to the land on which it occupies (Palestine), therefore, all settlements in occupied Jerusalem and the remainder of the Palestinian territories are illegal.

“The Occupying Power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.
– Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention

The state of Israel was founded in 1948 after forcing more than 750,000 Palestinians out of their land, and in 1967 Israel occupied the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

In 1967 the United Nations Security Council passed resolution 242 declaring Jerusalem as occupied Palestinian territory.

In the recent past, Israeli forces have killed two Palestinians, including a child, in the occupied West Bank, with no justification or accountability.
 

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(Source / 19.03.2022)