Israeli Colonizers Attack Palestinian Cars Near Ramallah

Illegal Israeli colonizers attacked Wednesday, Palestinian cars northwest of Ramallah, in the central part of the occupied West Bank.

Eyewitnesses said the colonizers gathered near the junction of the Halamish illegal colony, built on stolen Palestinian lands, and hurled stones at passing Palestinian cars.

They added that the colonizers chanted racist slogans and called for expelling the Palestinians from their lands.

The colonizers also pointed their weapons at the cars and threatened to shoot the Palestinians.

On Tuesday evening, the colonizers attacked many Palestinian cars and one home at the northern entrance of the al-Biereh city, north of Ramallah.

A similar attack targeted Palestinians near Beirin village, east of Ramallah, causing damage to some cars.

(Source / 23.03.2022)

Archbishop Hanna: “International Double Standards, Indications Of Lack Of Humanity”

Archbishop of Sebastia from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of occupied Jerusalem, Theodosios Atallah Hanna, denounced the international double standards and the immorality of many regimes condemning the war in Ukraine while ignoring the constant suffering of the Palestinians under Israeli occupation.

“These international double standards in our world clearly show the deep levels of the state of immorality and lack of human values many western regimes have reached,” Father Hanna said.

“We stand with solidarity with victims of war, especially the civilians who have nothing to do with it, and we also have to ask ourselves why those countries are condemning the war in Ukraine and at the same time ignoring the victims of wars they created in several parts of the world,” Father Hanna stated, “America and its allies destroyed Iraq and committed war crimes against its people, and we are witnessing what is happening in Syria and all the devastations of wars they created in the region.”

“In Palestine, the people continue to suffer ongoing Nakba, facing racism, oppression, and injustices inflicted on our people by the Israeli occupation; however, we have not seen those elevated levels of condemnations from those countries similar to what we are witnessing with Ukraine,” he added, “Don’t the Palestinians deserve this solidarity, this support?! After all those years of ongoing occupation, injustice, and oppression?!”

“What we are witnessing now is another proof of the ugliness of western politics, it is abundantly clear how they do not care about humanity, human rights, and dignity, but are only interested in their agendas, political and colonialist interests,” he said, “Israel is ongoing with its serious assaults and violations against the Palestinians, especially in Jerusalem, and its army is even bombing Syria….”

“We aren’t supporting the war in Ukraine; we do not support wars, but many who are condemning this war are ignoring the suffering of the people of Palestine, Iraq, Syria, and several other countries,” he added, “Many nowadays do not trust western politics, and we believe this war will have dire consequences and will lead to changes that nobody expected or anticipated.”

Father Hanna also expressed his hope that this war would end, adding that the world needs the language of dialogue and understanding to end these conflicts.

(Source / 23.03.2022)

Soldiers Demolish Two Residential Sheds Near Jericho

Israeli soldiers demolished two residential sheds owned by Palestinian siblings near the Al-Auja village, north of Jericho city in northeastern West Bank, the Palestinian TV has reported.

Hasan Mleihat, the head of the al-Baidar Organization for Defending Bedouin Rights, said the soldiers invaded the community before demolishing two sheds that housed 12 Palestinians, allegedly for being built without permits.

He added that Mohammad and his brother Atallah Yousef Mohammad Ka’abna own the two sheds built on their land.

Last Sunday, the army demolished three residential sheds and destroyed several solar power units used by the Palestinians in the al-Mo’arrajat area, west of Jericho, displacing twelve Palestinians from the Mleihat family and destroying the solar panels that provided them with electricity.

Many families in the area face the same threat of demolition and displacement in al-Mo’arrajat, especially since illegal Israeli colonizers plan to construct eight colonialist outposts on stolen Palestinian lands. The colonizers plan to build barns and raise livestock after forcibly displacing the indigenous Palestinians.

(Source / 23.03.2022)

Soldiers Close Agricultural Road Near Nablus

On Wednesday, Israeli soldiers closed with sand mounds an agricultural road in Qusra village, south of Nablus in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Hani Odah, the Mayor of Qusra, said the soldiers arrived in the area before the head of security in the illegal Esh Kodesh colony, used a bulldozer in placing sand mounds to close the road.

Odah added that the closure of this road prevented the farmers from reaching and plowing their lands, especially since the army closed several agricultural roads earlier this year.

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 / 23.03.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirty Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday dawn, thirty Palestinians after the army invaded and ransacked dozens of homes across the occupied West Bank, including the occupied capital, Jerusalem.

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded Abu Dis town, east of Jerusalem before the soldiers stormed and searched many homes and abducted twelve Palestinians identified as Nafez Jaffal, Mahmoud Jafal, Nader Jaffal, Amro Jaffal, Mohammad Lafi, Mahdi Affana, Mohammad Halabiyya, Mohammad Ayyad, Abdullah Abu Sbeitan, Omar Makhazra, Mohammad Salah Saqer, and Eyad al-Amari.

In Bethlehem, the soldiers invaded Tuqu’ town, east of the city, searched homes, and abducted a teenage boy, Yazan Amer Sabah, 17.

In Tulkarem, in the northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Hatem Hafeth Fuqaha, 56, and his son Qassam, both are former political prisoners, and Ahmad Abu Jabara, Islam Aboudi, and Islami Fathi al-Aswad, all from Kafr al-Lubbad, east of the city.

The soldiers also abducted Ali al-Abboushi from Kafr Abboush, south of Tulkarem, and two former political prisoners, Mohammad Sultan al-Mallah and Omar Shadid, from Allar town, north of the city.

In Nablus city, in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Aeda al-Masri from her home in al-Quds Street.

In Tal village of the city, west of Jenin, the soldiers abducted a young woman, Amna Bilal Eshteyya, from her home.

In addition, the soldiers abducted Yousef Wajih Get, 22, and Gheith Amer Nassar, 20, from Madama village, south of the city.

It is worth mentioning that the soldiers invaded the al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya town, south of Nablus, and posted leaflets warning “severe punishment” to the residents if the Palestinians do not stop protesting.

Furthermore, the soldiers abducted Sobhi Mo’tasem al-Qoneiri from his home in Ya’bad town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and Majdi Nawasra from Fahma town, southwest of Jenin, in addition to Ahmad Khaled Eghbariyya and Yousef Fathi Eghbariyya from Taybeh town, west of Jenin.

The soldiers also invaded Arraba town, southwest of Jenin, and summoned for interrogation a former political prisoner, Mohammad Rauf Hamdan.

(Source / 23.03.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Attack Palestinians Planting Olive Trees Near Ramallah

On Tuesday, Israeli soldiers attacked many Palestinians, including political leaders and social figures, while planting olive trees in Jabal ar-Reesan mountain near Ramallah, in the central West Bank.

Media sources said the soldiers invaded the Palestinian lands and started firing gas bombs and concussion grenades at the Palestinians before physically assaulting some of them.

They added that dozens of Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, and others sustained cuts and bruises.

Several years ago, an Israeli colonizer invaded Palestinian lands in Jabal ar-Reesan and installed a mobile home before more colonizers joined him and created a new colonialist outpost.

The Palestinians have been trying to retrieve their stolen lands from the illegal colonizers who enjoy military support from the Israeli occupation army and government.

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Minister issued a statement calling the international community to act on dismantling Israel’s apartheid system and policies against the Palestinian people.

(Source / 23.03.2022)

Israeli Colonizers Attack Palestinian Cars, Homes, Near Ramallah

Israeli colonizers attacked, on Tuesday evening, many Palestinian cars and one home at the northern entrance of the al-Biereh city, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

Media sources said dozens of colonizers gathered near the Beit El Israeli military roadblock, north of Ramallah, and burned tires.

The sources added that the colonizers hurled stones at several Palestinian cars and nearby homes, causing damage.

Furthermore, the colonizers invaded Beitin village, east of Ramallah, and hurled stones at Palestinian homes, causing damage.

In related news, the colonizers hurled stones at Palestinian cars near Za’tara military roadblock, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, causing damage.

(Source / 23.03.2022)