Israeli forces detain 7 Palestinians from different areas in occupied West Bank

Occupied Palestine (QNN) – Israeli occupation forces on Wednesday at dawn detained at least seven Palestinian citizens during campaign of raids across several districts of the occupied West Bank.

local sources reported that Israeli forces broke into the city of Nablus and detained Amir Abu Riala from his home in the city’s Balata refugee camp.

The sources added that the Israeli forces also stormed a factory in the village of Kafr Qaleel, south of Nablus, and detained two Palestinian youths, named Khaled Abu al-Su’oud and Osama Dweikat.

In the same context, the Israeli forces broke into the town of Qibya, west of the city of Ramallah, and detained ex-detainee Ali Ghizan and took him to an unknown destiny.

Moreover, the Israeli forces detained ex-detainee Mohammed Nidal from the city of Ramallah as well.

In addition, the Israeli forces detained 39-year-old Fadi Omar from the city of Bethlehem, while detained ex-detainee Khalil al-Furukh from the town of Sair, east of the city of Hebron.

Israeli occupation forces routinely carry out arrest raids in the West Bank. Around 40 percent of Palestinian men living in the occupied territories have been detained by Israel at some point in their lives.

(Source / 20.04.2022)

Amid high tensions, Far-right Israeli settlers plan provocative march in occupied Jerusalem

 Far-right Israeli settlers take part in the Flag March near Jerusalem’s Old City on May 10, 2021

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Far-right Israeli settlers are planning to go ahead with a provocative march in occupied Jerusalem on Wednesday.

Amid high tensions in the area following Israeli forces ongoing raids of al-Aqsa mosque to clear the way for settlers, right-wing Israeli groups are planning to hold a march around the walls of the Old City.

The planned march will be organized and will start at 5pm local time despite not having received an approval from the occupation police, Haaretz reported.

The occupation police have claimed they will not provide security for the so-called Flag March, which is expected to pass the Damascus Gate (Bab Al-Amud) that leads into the Muslim Quarter on its way to the Al-Buraq Wall (the western portion of All-Aqsa Mosque complex which is known to Jews as the “Western Wall”) and asked the organisers to change the route.

The march, which served as one of the triggers of last year’s Israel’s aggression on Gaza, is an annual Israeli activity, celebrating the occupation and annexation of the eastern part of Jerusalem.

Last year, in a similar situation, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired rockets toward Jerusalem as Israeli nationalists holding the flag march were making their way to the Old City.

The events had led to a 11-day Israeli deadly aggression on the Gaza Strip that killed at least 254 Palestinians, including 66 children, 39 women, and 17 elderly people and wounded more than 1,900, including 380 children, 540 women, and 91 elderly people.

(Source / 20.04.2022)

1180 Israeli colonial settlers break into Al-Aqsa mosque in the 4th day of Passover

Israeli settlers break into the Al-Aqsa mosque in occupied Jerusalem to mark the third day of the so-called Passover holiday on April 19, 2022

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- 1180 Israeli colonial settlers broke into the Al-Aqsa mosque, protected by well-armed forces who attacked and chased Palestinian worshipers to clear the way for settlers, on Wednesday.

To mark the fourth day of the so-called Passover holiday, Al-Qastal documented 1180 Israeli settlers broke into the Al-Aqsa mosque while being backed by well-armed forces who assaulted and blockaded Muslim worshipers inside prayer halls in an attempt to empty the holy site of its worshipers to secure the entry of the settlers.

During the raid and in the aftermath of the attack, 1180 settlers stormed the holy site and performed provocative Talmudic rituals. They entered the mosque through the Al-Mughrabi Gate which is under full-Israeli control.

This is the fifth raid and aggressive assault to be launched by the Israeli occupation forces since last Friday and for the fourth day in a row.

Earlier on Friday, the forces broke into the holy site and brutally attacked the worshipers who gathered to perform the Al-Fajr prayer, injuring around 153 and arresting 400.

On Sunday morning, 545 Israeli colonial settlers also broke into the Al-Aqsa mosque, protected by well-armed forces who emptied the site after attacking and arresting worshipers, injuring at least 19 and arresting 9, while on Monday, 561 Israeli settlers broke into the mosque.

On Tuesday, however, 622 Israeli settlers stormed the holy site.

There had been calls by extremist Jewish groups to storm the compound this week in large numbers starting Sunday to mark the Passover and to perform a Passover sacrifice, in violation of the status quo agreements on religious practice at the site.

(Source / 20.04.2022)

For 4th day in row, Israeli forces raid Al-Aqsa Mosque, attack worshipers to clear way for settlers

A Palestinian youth confront an Israeli occupation soldier after raiding the Al-Aqsa mosque along with dozens others and attacked worshipers to clear the way for the settlers on April 20, 2022

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Well-armed Israeli occupation forces raided the Al-Aqsa mosque in occupied Jerusalem and attacked worshipers, earlier on Wednesday, to make room for settler intrusion.

For the fourth day in a row, at around 7am, local sources reported, dozens of Israeli forces raided the holy site.

They attacked, beat, and chased the worshipers in the courtyards of the mosque, including women and children, in an attempt to empty the mosque of its worshipers in order to secure the entry of the colonial settlers to the holy site to mark the fourth day of the so-called Passover holiday.

The forces intensively fired rubber-coated metal bullets and tear gas canisters at the worshipers.

The Israeli forces also blockaded hundreds of Muslim and Palestinian worshipers inside prayer halls.

They also surrounded women in front of the Dome of the Rock, and forcibly removed Palestinians and journalists from the mosque’s courtyard to clear the way for the settlers.

Local sources said three Palestinian worshipers were injured in the Israeli assault, including two were hit with rubber-coated metal bullets in the hand and chest.

During the raid and in the aftermath of the atack, around 1180 Israeli settlers stormed the holy site and performed provocative Talmudic rituals, under heavy protection from the armed forces, according to Al-Qastal. They entered the mosque through the Al-Mughrabi Gate which is under full-Israeli control.

This is the fifth raid and aggressive assault to be launched by the Israeli occupation forces since last Friday and for the fourth day in a row.

Earlier on Friday, the forces broke into the holy site and brutally attacked the worshipers who gathered to perform the Al-Fajr prayer, injuring around 153 and arresting 400.

On Sunday morning, 545 Israeli colonial settlers also broke into the Al-Aqsa mosque, protected by well-armed forces who emptied the site after attacking and arresting worshipers, injuring at least 19 and arresting 9, while on Monday, 561 Israeli settlers broke into the mosque.

On Tuesday, however, 622 Israeli settlers stormed the holy site.

There had been calls by extremist Jewish groups to storm the compound this week in large numbers starting Sunday to mark the Passover and to perform a Passover sacrifice, in violation of the status quo agreements on religious practice at the site.

(Source / 20.04.2022)

72 Palestinians injured by Israeli forces in Nablus’s Burqa village

A Palestinian protester confronts Israeli forces and settlers who raid the village of Burqa during a provocative march to the illegal settlement outpost of Homesh near Nablus on April 19, 2022

Nablus (QNN)- 72 Palestinian protesters were injured by Israeli occupation forces who attacked them after thousands of settlers marched to an evacuated settlement outpost near Nablus in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday.

Earlier today, thousands of colonial settlers gathered in the north of the West Bank to participate in a provocative march to the illegal settlement outpost of Homesh, an evacuated settlement located north of Nablus, near the villages of Burqa and Bazaria.

The settlers departed from the settlement of Shavei Shomron, northwest of Nablus, on buses.

The settlers passed several Palestinian villages, including Burqa, before marching from a location near Homesh.

With earth mounds, the forces shut all entrances to Burqa and blocked several northern West Bank roads in order to secure the settlers’ route. They also restricted the movement of Palestinians.

Israeli occupation army shuts down with heavy cubes the entrance to the village of Bazariya in the north of the occupied West Bank to secure a march by settlers to the abandoned Israeli settlement of Homesh, near the village.

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Indeed, Palestinian residents of the villages decided to confront the forces and settlers as they raided their villages.
The forces, however, responded by firing tear gas canisters and rubber-coated metal bullets towards the Palestinians.
This resulted in injuring 72 Palestinians, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent. Among the injured was a Palestinian journalist as he was hit by a rubber-coated metal bullet while documenting the forces attacks in the village of Bazaria.

Confrontations erupted between Palestinian youths and the Israeli occupation forces at the entrance to the village of Burqa in the occupied West Bank, today. #SaveBurqa#BravePalestine

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Homesh was originally built in 1978 as an Israeli military base on private Palestinian land. In 1980, it was handed over to settlers. It was then evacuated in 2005 as part of then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s “disengagement plan”.

Despite the evacuation of the outpost, the Israeli forces maintain a military base in the location, and settlers are allowed to access it. However, Palestinian landowners are forbidden from doing so.

In 2007, settlers established a religious school, or yeshiva, at the outpost. The school continues to operate, and settlers are allowed to camp at the outpost but not have permanent homes.

Over the years, political parties have held rallies and gatherings at the outpost with legislators, high-ranking officials and settler movement figures attending.

In December 2021, an Israeli settler was allegedly killed by two Palestinians. Two weeks after the incident, some 10,000 Israeli settlers marched to the outpost protected by well-armed forces, during which settlers attacked Burqa.

Confrontations erupted with Palestinians, and Israeli forces used rubber-coated bullets and tear gas in which dozens of Palestinians were wounded.

Since then, Burqa and surrounding villages have seen a sharp increase in Israeli settler attacks, including beatings, attacks on homes and properties and stone-throwing.

(Source / 20.04.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians, Injure Six, In Jerusalem

On Wednesday, Israeli soldiers abducted eight Palestinians and injured at least six from several parts of the occupied capital, Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said the soldiers abducted a young man in front of Bab Hutta, leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The Palestinian has been identified as Zeid Abu Sneina from Silwan town, south of Al-Aqsa.

In the Old City, the soldiers also assaulted a young man, who remained unidentified at the time of this report, and abducted him.

Furthermore, the army abducted a schoolteacher and three of his students near Bab Hutta and took them to an interrogation facility.

In related news, fanatic Israeli colonizers, headed by Member of Knesset Itamar Bi-Gvir, held a provocative march in Bab al-Amoud and various parts of the Old City while Israeli soldiers attacked many Palestinians tried to remove them from the area.

The procession led to protests before the soldiers assaulted many Palestinian, including women and children, and abducted a young man in Bab al-‘Amoud.

The army also fired rubber-coated steel bullets wounding five Palestinians and assaulting a young man causing a fracture in his arm.

In addition, the soldiers attacked street vendors selling sweets and other food products and destroyed their stands after spilling their products on the ground, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center In Silwan (Silwanic) said.

(Source / 20.04.2022)

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians As Hundreds Of Colonizers Invade Al-Aqsa

On Tuesday, Israeli soldiers injured many Palestinians after the army accompanied hundreds of colonizers into the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired gas bombs, concussion grenades, and rubber-coated steel bullets at the Palestinians, especially in the al-Qibli Mosque, causing many injuries.

They added that the soldiers invaded al-Qibli Mosque after assaulting and forcing the worshipers out, and occupied its rooftop.

The soldiers also abducted at least three Palestinians and took them to an interrogation facility in the occupied city.

The attacks targeted dozens of young men, in addition to women and elders in the yards of the holy compound.

The Maan News Agency said six hundred colonizers, accompanied by soldiers and police officers, invaded the courtyards of the holy site in thirteen groups that came from the area of the al-Magharba Gate.

It is worth mentioning that the invasions in large numbers of soldiers, police, and the colonizers, started Sunday and were conducted by more than 1728 colonizers.

The Israeli army also issued orders barring all young Palestinian men, below the age of twenty-five, from entering the Mosque and its surrounding areas after installing many roadblocks.

Over the past four days, the Israeli army and the police injured more than two hundred Palestinians, including women and children, and abducted at least six hundred.

(Source / 20.04.2022)