Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishing Boats In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, Thursday, several Palestinian fishing boats near the shore of Gaza city, in the besieged coastal region.

Media sources said the navy ships attacked the fishing boats with live ammunition and water cannons, causing damage.

They added that the attack took place less than three nautical miles from the shore and forced the fishermen to leave in fear of further escalation.

On Wednesday, the navy fired dozens of live rounds at Palestinian fishing boats west of Rafah Port, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

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 / 07.04.2022)

Soldiers Abduct A Young Man In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday afternoon, a young Palestinian man from his home in occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center In Silwan (Silwanic) said the soldiers abducted Hamza Zghayyar from his work at the Jerusalem Electricity Company in Salahuddin Street in Jerusalem.

Several soldiers invaded the company before abducting the young man and moving him to an interrogation facility.

On Wednesday evening, the soldiers abducted six Palestinians and assaulted two of them after leaving the Al-Aqsa Mosque following evening prayers in occupied Jerusalem.

Silwanic stated that the soldiers and police officers abducted 38 Palestinians from Bab al-Amoud, Bab as-Sahera, Nablus Street, al-Misrara, and several surrounding areas in occupied Jerusalem since the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan last Saturday, April 2nd.

Silwanic added that most of the abducted Palestinians were released after receiving orders barring them from entering Bab al-Amoud, Bab as-Sahera, Nablus Street, and al-Misrara.

Firas al-Jebrini, the lawyer of Silwanic, said the Israeli police created a special division on the first day of Ramadan responsible for interrogating the Palestinians who are taken prisoners from the street of Jerusalem in the Al-Maskobiyya interrogation center.

On Thursday at dawn, the Israeli army abducted thirteen Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank after the soldiers stormed and violently searched many homes and shops.

(Source / 07.04.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Thirteen Palestinians In The West Bank

The Israeli army abducted, Thursday dawn, at least thirteen Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank after the soldiers stormed and violently searched many homes and shops.

In Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted Ahmad Abu Jalgheef, 26, after storming his home and ransacking it.

The soldiers also abducted a former political prisoner, Ayman Amin Khatib, 28, from his home in the Wadi Shahin area in Bethlehem city.

The soldiers also invaded Beit Rima town, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, searched homes, and abducted a young man, Nathem Nafeth Rimawi.

In the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah, the soldiers abducted Maan al-Kanash Dalaysha, 27, from his home.

In Kafr Ni’ma village, west of Ramallah, the soldiers abducted a young man, Majdi Musleh, from his home.

In the al-Biereh city near Ramallah, the soldiers searched homes and abducted Noureddin Ghoula.

In the al-Am’ari refugee camp, south of Ramallah, the army abducted Ala Abu Samra after the soldiers invaded a shop.

The soldiers also abducted Ahmad al-Qadi, 39, and Mohammad Ibrahim Abu Saleh after storming and ransacking their homes in Surif town, northwest of the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

In related news, several army jeeps invaded the al-Isawiya town in occupied Jerusalem before the soldiers searched a few homes.

In Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank, the soldiers invaded and searched a few homes and abducted Habeeb Qattani.

Furthermore, the soldiers invaded Jaba’ town, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, searched homes, and abducted Kamal Khalil Abu Awn, and his brother Jamal, 16, in addition to Mahmoud Marwan Alawna.

On Wednesday, an Israeli court issued a 45-day Administrative Detention order, without charges, against a young man, identified as Mo’tasem Hussein, from Shu’fat refugee camp and remanded Sirah Abu Sbeitan for ten days under interrogation.

The two, from Shu’fat refugee camp, northeast of occupied Jerusalem, and the at-Tour town, southeast of the city, were among thirty-three Palestinians abducted by the soldiers on the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

On Wednesday evening, the soldiers abducted six Palestinians and assaulted two of them after leaving the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem following evening prayers.

The soldiers also abducted a former political prisoner from Tubas, in the northeastern West Bank, after summoning him for interrogation.

On Wednesday at dawn, the army abducted six Palestinians, including a former political prisoner and a child, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank.

(Source / 07.04.2022)

WAFA: “UNESCO Adopts Two Resolutions On Palestine; Foreign Minister Welcomes Step

RAMALLAH, Wednesday, April 06, 2022 (WAFA) – Foreign Minister Riyad Malki today welcomed the adoption of two resolutions on Palestine by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

The Executive Council of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), at its 214th session held in Paris, unanimously adopted two resolutions on the State of Palestine: occupied Palestine, and cultural and educational institutions.

Malki stressed the importance of adopting these decisions at this particular time, in light of the systematic and widespread violations that Israel, the illegal occupying power, is carrying out against the rights of the Palestinian people.

(Source / 07.04.2022)

PCHR: “Israeli Prime Minister Renews Support for Settlement Crimes in Occupied Palestinian Territory”

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns in the strongest terms statements made yesterday by the Israeli Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett, regarding his support for Jewish settlement crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt).

PCHR stresses that the ongoing silence of the international community towards Israeli crimes against Palestinian civilians, including settlement crimes and apartheid, encourages the Israeli leadership to continue their disregard for international law, commit further crimes and intensify the seven-decades long-suffering of the Palestinian people

Bennett’s statements were made yesterday, 05 April 2022, during a visit to the security service’s regional command in al-Bireh City suburbs in the West Bank. In response to earlier accusations by the Settlements Council against the Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz concerning freezing the construction of new settlement units, Bennett said: “Construction is ongoing and will continue in Judea and Samaria. Freezing will not be here.[1]” Bennett is a prominent right-wing politician and settlement supporter; he previously held office as the head of the Yesha Council, which looks over the Jewish settlements in the West Bank.

Commenting on these statements, Raji Sourani, PCHR’s Director, said:

“The Israeli Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett, is at the top of the political and executive hierarchy for a prolonged, racist, and military occupation of the oPt, speaks publicly about settlements and their continuation across the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, in a clear violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. This constitutes a full-fledged war crime, yet such a statement goes by without comment or regard.”

Sourani criticized the double standard of the international community when applying international law, especially in comparison to the situation in Ukraine.

He added, “Europe and the West promptly acted against the Russian invasion into Ukraine. We stand against any occupation and human suffering is inseparable.  Scenes of destruction and death in Ukraine are no different than those in Gaza.  Forced displacement of civilians in Ukraine is no different than the forced displacement that happened to Palestinians since the 1948 Nakba when Israel uprooted hundreds of thousands of Palestinian civilians and expelled them from their houses.

This happened as well when hundreds of thousands of civilians were forcibly displaced during IOF’s bloody offensives on the Gaza Strip that inflicted thousands of deaths and injuries while the international community turned a blind eye.”

Over decades, IOF have committed systematic war crimes against the Palestinian people.  Settlement activity crimes are a significant tool of the Israeli occupation to ensure its control and domination over the Palestinian people, their land, and sources.

The Israeli occupation has entrenched an apartheid regime all over the territory which is under its control from the river to the sea in light of international silence and absence of political will to take real action in order to stop these continuous crimes against the Palestinians and despite tens of international resolutions issued by the UN Security Council and General Assembly, which condemns such crimes.

PCHR reiterates its call upon the international community to adopt one single standard when dealing with international causes and to activate international accountability when facing Israel’s denial and brazen defiance of international law, including the 1949 Fourth Geneva Convention and Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

[1]  Jerusalem Post, 05 April, 2022.

(Source / 07.04.2022)

Israeli Court Denies Appeal, Orders Demolition Of Palestinian Home In Jenin

On Wednesday evening, an Israeli court denied an appeal against the demolition of a Palestinian home in Silat al-Harithiya town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

The Jaradat family told the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) that it was officially informed of the final decision after the court denied an appeal filed on their behalf by human rights groups.

Omar and his brothers, Gheith and Montaser Jaradat, and their mother, Itaf, own the home; they were all abducted by the army in December of 2021.

The Israeli army claims Omar and Gheith are responsible for the killing of a colonizer on the Jenin-Nablus Road in December.

The army had already demolished the homes of Mohammad and Mahmoud Jaradat and the inner walls of Gheith and Omar Jaradat’s home.

The Israeli home demolitions policy is an illegal act of collective punishment that violates International Law and all related human rights agreements.

(Source / 07.04.2022)

Soldiers Abduct A Former Political Prisoner From Tubas

Israeli soldiers abducted, Wednesday, a former political prisoner from Tubas, in the northeastern West Bank, after summoning him for interrogation.

Kamal Bani Odah, the head of the Tubas office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), said the soldiers abducted Yazan Monjed Maslamani, 23.

He added that the army summoned Maslamani for interrogation at the Salem military base, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and abducted him once he arrived there.

Also, the soldiers abducted five Palestinians on Wednesday evening and assaulted two of them after leaving the Al-Aqsa Mosque following evening prayers in occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

On Wednesday at dawn, Israeli soldiers abducted six Palestinians, including a former political prisoner and a child, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank.

(Source / 07.04.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted six Palestinians on Wednesday evening and assaulted two of them after leaving the Al-Aqsa Mosque following evening prayers in occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers assaulted two young men in the Bab al-Amoud area before abducting them.

WAFA added that the soldiers abducted three young men in the same area and pushed dozens of Palestinians away while threatening to shoot them.

The Israeli violations witnessed a serious escalation since the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan last Saturday, April 2nd, especially when the Palestinians are leaving the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

In the Old City, the soldiers abducted former political prisoner Rami al-Fakhouri and took him to a nearby detention center.

The Israeli army and the police have abducted thirty-eight Palestinians since the first day of Ramadan and released some of them after slapping them with orders barring them from entering Al-Aqsa and the Old City and imposing fines on many.

(Source / 07.04.2022)