Israeli Colonizers Injure A Palestinian Shepherd In Hebron

On Wednesday, illegal Israeli colonizers attacked a Palestinian shepherd with Molotov cocktails, causing burns to various parts of his body.

Fuad al-Amour, the Protection and Steadfastness Committees coordinator, said the colonizers hurled firebombs toward the shepherd, Zakariyya No’man Jabarin, 18, causing wounds to the face, abdomen, and legs.

Al-Amour added that the locals rushed to the aide of the shepherd before Palestinian medics rushed to the scene and moved him to a hospital in Hebron.

Yatta has been witnessing serious escalating attacks by the Israeli colonizers who constantly assault and chase the shepherds, the farmers, and the workers to force them out of their lands.

Various recent attacks occurred in several areas in Yatta, including Masafer Yatta, al-Mafqara, at-Tiwani, and Be’er al-Abed.

On Wednesday at dawn, illegal Israeli colonizers cut at least 170 Palestinian olive trees in an orchard in the al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya town and burnt a car in Asira al-Qibliya, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

(Source / 30.03.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twenty-Three Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted at least twenty-three Palestinians Wednesday at dawn during invasions and violent searches of homes across the occupied West Bank.

Update: The soldiers abducted, Wednesday afternoon, a young man from the al-Arroub refugee camp north of Hebron after stopping him at the Etzion military roadblock.

In Ramallah, in the central West Bank, the soldiers abducted a former political prisoner and a student of Birzeit University, Mohammad Majed Hasan, from his home in the Ein Misbah neighborhood.

Also, undercover Israeli soldiers infiltrated Beit Rima town, northwest of the city, before breaking into the home of former political prisoner Saddam Saher Barghouthi, 30, and abducting him.

In Deir Abu Mashal village, west of Ramallah, the soldiers invaded and searched a few homes and abducted Ali Mustafa Ata and Yousef Nasser Ata.

In Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, the soldiers abducted Hussein Atef Obeyyat, Tareq Mousa Obeyyat, 37, Mohammad Shweiki, and Ayatollah Mohammad Shehada, 22, after storming their homes and ransacking them.

Hussein’s father, Atef Obeyyat, was a leader of the Al-Aqsa Brigades, the armed wing of the Fateh movement who was assassinated by Israel in October 2002, less than two days after the army assassinated his cousin Mohammad Eshteiwy Obeyyat.

The soldiers also abducted Hani Mazen Za’oul from his home in Husan village, west of Bethlehem.

In Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank, the soldiers invaded the Balata refugee camp east of the city, searched homes, and abducted Mahmoud Mohammad Sanaqra and his nephew Omar Jamal Sheikh Khalil.

In related news, Palestinian fighters fired several live rounds at the illegal Israeli colonialist outpost on Sbeih Mountain, in Beita town, south of Nablus.

In Jenin, in the northern West Bank, dozens of soldiers invaded Ya’bad and Be’er Al-Basha, stormed and ransacked dozens of homes, and abducted six young men.

The abducted Palestinians are Rabea’ Luay, Mohammad Rafe’ Abu Bakr, Yazan Ahmad Hamarsha, Mahdi Bilal Hamarsha, and former political prisoner Adnan Yassin Hamarsha, from Ya’bad town, southwest of Jenin, in addition to former political prisoner Qadri Ghawadra, from Be’er al-Basha, south of Jenin.

The soldiers also invaded the family home of Dia’ Hamarsha, 26, who was killed Tuesday after killing five Israelis in a shooting in Bnei Brak, a suburb of Tel Aviv, and took measurements of the property for later demotion, an act of collective punishment that violates International Law.

The soldiers ransacked the property during the invasion, causing excessive damage, and interrogated the family for a few hours.

Protests took place during the invasion of Ya’bad, before the soldiers also stormed several buildings and posted sharpshooters on their rooftops.

In addition, several army jeeps invaded Kufur Qaddoum village, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, searched homes, and abducted Khaled Morad Eshteiwi, 16, Tareq Hikmat Eshteiwi, 17, Majdi Majed Jom’a, 17, and Awad Mansour Obeid, 17.

In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted Ahmad Abu Roumi from his home in the al-Isawiya town, northeast of the city.

The soldiers also invaded Anata town, northeast of the city, before storming and violently searching several homes.

(Source / 30.03.2022)

WAFA: “Dozens of Palestinian vehicles vandalized in spike of settler attacks across West Bank”

Ramallah, Wednesday, March 30, 2022 (WAFA) – Dozens of Palestinian vehicles were vandalized in a fresh spike of Israeli settler attacks across the West Bank, according to local and security sources.

In the northern West Bank, a group of settlers stoned Palestinian vehicles traveling near the entrance of Rameen village, north of Tulkarem, causing damage to a taxi with passengers in it.

In the Nablus district, settlers congregated at main traffic junctions near Burin and Burqa villages, southwest and northwest of the city, and hurled stones at Palestinian vehicles, causing damage to some of them, as confirmed by Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors colonial settlement activities in the northern West Bank.

Settlers also attacked a Palestinian home and spray-painted anti-Palestinian hate graffiti on its walls in Asira al-Qibliya, south of the city.

Similar attacks were reported at Zaatara military checkpoint, south of the city, as well as near the village of Deir Sharaf.

In the Salfit district, settlers sneaked their way into Marda village, north of the city, and vandalized a number of the villagers’ vehicles, smashing their windshields.

In Ramallah district, the sources confirmed similar attacks near Sinjil town, north of the city, as well as at the northern entrance of al-Bireh city.

In Jerusalem, a settler ran over a youth from Silwan neighborhood on Tuesday evening, before he fled the scene. The casualty was transferred to a hospital for treatment.

Raging settlers also pelted vehicles of the Palestinian residents of al-Tur neighborhood with stones, causing damage to them.

In the southern West Bank, Palestinian vehicles came under similar attacks by far-right settlers, west, and south of Hebron, resulting in the smashing of their windshields.

The assailants came from a number of colonial settlements, including the Kiryat Arba‘.

Settlers, under military protection, sealed off the main traffic artery which connects the town of Ithna to the city, intercepted and stoned vehicles.

Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.

Settler violence includes property and mosque arsons, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees, attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.

There are over 700,000 Israeli settlers living in colonial settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

(Source / 30.03.2022)

Israeli Colonizers Cut 170 Olive Trees Near Nablus

On Wednesday at dawn, illegal Israeli colonizers cut at least 170 Palestinian olive trees in an orchard in the al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya town and burnt a car in Asira al-Qibliya, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in the northern West Bank, said the colonizers cut the trees in orchards owned by three siblings, Yacoub, Raja, and Akram Oweiss.

Daghlas added that the colonizers carried, overnight, more than eighty attacks against Palestinian cars and property in several areas of the Nablus governorate.

He also said the colonizers infiltrated Asira al-Qibliyya town, south of Nablus, and burnt a Palestinian car.

On Tuesday night, the colonizers hurled stones at Palestinian cars at the Al-Wad Street junction leading to Ramin town, north of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, causing damage.

(Source / 30.03.2022)

WAFA: “Heads of churches in Jerusalem condemn settler’s breaking into a church-owned hotel in Jerusalem”

JERUSALEM, Tuesday, March 29, 2022 (WAFA) – Heads of churches in Jerusalem expressed their condemnation and rejection of settlers’ breaking into the Little Petra Hotel, a place of rest of Christian pilgrims for decades, in the Old City of Jerusalem.

A delegation of Heads of churches in Jerusalem, foreign diplomats, and Islamic and Christian figures, affirmed during a visit to the hotel their support for the hotel’s management and employees, denouncing the settlers’ storming of the hotel under the protection of the occupation police.

On Saturday night individuals with Ateret Cohanim broke into the Little Petra Hotel as well as into a local money-changing shop owned by the Patriarchate and rented by a Palestinian Jerusalemite at the hotel’s entrance.

Secretary-General of the Islamic-Christian Committee to support Jerusalem and holy sites, Hatem Abdel-Qader, said that this visit is an act of solidarity with the Petra and Imperial hotels which belong to the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Jerusalem, stressing the importance of two sites that serve as gateways to the Old City of Jerusalem and Christian holy sites.

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The Higher Presidential Committee of Churches Affairs in Palestine denounced settlers’ ongoing hooliganism which threatens the Christian and Ecclesiastical presence in Jerusalem.

President of the Higher Presidential Committee of Churches Affairs, Ramzi Khoury, called on the international community, the United Nations, international institutions and the Arab, Islamic and Christian world to immediately intervene to stop this settlement attack, which gives the Palestinian-Israeli conflict religious causes, thus leading lead to serious escalations.

He called for protecting the Islamic and Christian holy sites and properties, particularly in Jerusalem.

(Source / 30.03.2022)

Israeli Colonizers Attack Palestinian Cars Near Tulkarem

A group of illegal Israeli colonizers attacked, late Tuesday at night, many Palestinian cars near Ramin town, north of Tulkarem, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

The colonizers gathered in the dozens at the al-Wad junction leading to Ramin village before hurling stones at the passing Palestinian cars.

Eyewitnesses said the colonizers attacked private cars, taxis, and other vehicles passing through the area, causing damage.

Palestinian factions and social groups in Ramin called on the Palestinians to refrain from leaving the town for the time being, especially the areas where the colonizers gather.

(Source / 30.03.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Children In Kufur Qaddoum

Many Israeli army vehicles invaded, Wednesday dawn, the village of Kufur Qaddoum, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and abducted four children from their homes.

The Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum said the soldiers invaded and violently searched several homes, causing damage, before abducting the four children.

It added that hundreds of soldiers surrounded and invaded the village and said, “It seems Israel needs hundreds of soldiers to abduct less than a handful of children.”

The Palestinians have been holding weekly processions for the last eighteen years, demanding the army to reopen the village’s main road the soldiers blockaded to allow easy access to the illegal colonizers driving to and from Kedumim illegal colony, built on stolen Palestinian lands.

The abducted Palestinian children are:

  1. Khaled Morad Eshteiwi, 16.
  2. Tareq Hikmat Eshteiwi, 17.
  3. Awad Mansour Obeid, 17.
  4. Majdi Majed Jom’a, 17.

(Source / 30.03.2022)

Palestinian Killed After Fatally Wounding Five Israelis In Tel Aviv

Israeli sources said five Israelis were shot dead by a Palestinian in a suburb of Tel Aviv before the latter was killed. Israel declared the highest level of alert in light of the developments.

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Update: March 30, 10:22: Israeli sources identified the Israelis as Yaakov Shalom, 36, Avishai Yhezkel, 29, from Bnei Brak, officer Amir Khouri, 32, from Nazareth.

The remaining two are Ukraine Nationals whose names are yet to be officially released. Only referred to, so far, as Shasha and Dima, two workers from Ukraine who were eating outdoors.

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An Israeli police spokesperson said the Palestinian young man carried the fatal shootings out in two areas in Bnei Brak, east of Tel Aviv, and added that one of the Israelis killed in the attack was an officer who tried to stop the attack.

The spokesperson added that the four other Israeli civilians were shot dead by the Palestinian.

Israeli daily Haaretz said footage from the scene shows the Palestinian armed with an assault rifle before entering a convenience store and shooting one young man who fled to a nearby building.

“The shooter then aimed his rifle at another person riding on a bike but missed and opened fire at a passing car. The car stopped after the initial fire, at which point the assailant came closer to it and fired through the window at the driver, who was killed,” Haaretz added.

Haaretz quoted the Israeli police stating that the Palestinian was shot dead by an officer, identified as Amir Khoury, 32.

Dia’ Hamarsha

The Palestinian who carried the shooting out was identified as Dia’ Hamarsha, 27, from Ya’bad town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin. In 2013, he was detained by Israel and spent six months in prison.

The police initiated massive searches in the area and detained a Palestinian construction worker who had no work permit but apparently had nothing to do with the shooting.

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz held a meeting with the Army Chief of Staff and the head of the Shin Bet security service, the head of military intelligence, and the head of military operations to assess the situation.

Haaretz said the Israeli Security Cabinet plans to hold a meeting to discuss the fatal attack and assess the situation.

(Source / 30.03.2022)