Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

On Friday, Israeli soldiers injured many Palestinians, including children, during the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia.

The Palestinians marched in the town while chanting for ongoing resistance against the illegal Israeli occupation and its colonies and calling for national unity.

They also chanted against the serious Israeli escalation across occupied Palestine, especially the daily assaults against the Palestinians in Al-Aqsa in occupied Jerusalem.

Morad Eshteiwi, the media spokesperson of the Fateh Movement in Qalqilia, said dozens of soldiers invaded the town and attacked the procession.

He added that the army fired many rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades at the Palestinians and surrounding homes.

Medical sources have confirmed that the soldiers shot four young men with rubber-coated steel bullets in the lower extremities.

They added that dozens of Palestinians, including many in their homes, suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.

The Palestinians have been holding weekly processions in Kufur Qaddoum 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.

(Source / 23.04.2022)

WAFA: “UN calls for an independent investigation into Israel’s excessive use of force at Al-Aqsa”

GENEVA, Friday, April 22, 2022 (WAFA) – The United Nations has voiced deep concern at the worsening security situation in occupied Palestine in the aftermath of Israel’s daily assaults over the past week on the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem.

“We are deeply concerned by the escalating violence in the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel over the past month,” said Ravina Shamdasani, spokeswoman for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

“The use of force by Israeli police resulting in widespread injuries among worshippers and staff in and around the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound must be promptly, impartially, independently, and transparently investigated,” she said.

“Those responsible for any violations should be held to account, and policies and procedures on the use of force reviewed with a view to avoid any further violations.”

Shamdasani said the conduct of Israeli occupation security forces on April 15, captured in numerous videos, “raises serious concerns that the use of force was widespread, unnecessary and indiscriminate.”

Noting how the tension in Jerusalem had impacted on other areas, the spokeswoman said Israel’s intensified military operations in the West Bank, especially in Jenin, “place Palestinian residents at high risk”.

She said Israel’s raids and arrest operations across the West Bank raised serious concerns of “excessive use of force and ill-treatment and arbitrary arrests of family members of wanted people”.

“Some of the killings, including in particular Israeli security forces shooting at a Palestinian woman in Husan on April 10, raise serious concerns of excessive use of force and arbitrary deprivation of life,” she said.

(Source / 23.04.2022)

Army Injured Many Palestinians In Beita and Beit Dajan

On Friday, Israeli soldiers attacked the weekly processions in Beita and Beit Dajan in the northern West Bank governorate of Nablus, shooting one Palestinian with a rubber-coated steel bullet and causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in the northern West Bank, said hundreds of Palestinians marched towards Sbeih Mountain in Beita town, south of Nablus while chanting against the escalating Israeli violations and colonialist activities.

He added that the soldiers fired many gas bombs, concussion grenades, and rubber-coated steel bullets at the Palestinians, shooting a young man in the arm and causing at least fifteen Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

The medics provided the needed treatment to the wounded Palestinians and moved the young man to a hospital in Nablus.

In Beit Dajan, east of Nablus, the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said its medics provided treatment to thirty-six Palestinians, mainly because of teargas inhalation.

Since May of last year, the Palestinians have been holding ongoing processions on their lands in Sbeih Mountain after a group of illegal Israeli colonizers installed an outpost atop the Mountain.

During these protests, the soldiers injured thousands of Palestinians and killed several others, including children.

The Mountain, owned by the Palestinians, has significant strategic importance, especially since if the colonizers occupy it, the colony will lead to the annexation of 20 Dunams of Palestinian lands and would also lead to the isolation of a large area of Palestinian lands.

(Source / 23.04.2022)

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian After Israeli Colonizer Attacked Him In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Friday, a young Palestinian man despite his injuries after an illegal Israeli colonizer assaulted him in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

Eyewitnesses said a paramilitary colonizer assaulted the young man, causing cuts and bruises to several parts of his body.

They added that the attack occurred while the young man was walking in the Aqbat al-Khaldiyya area in Old City.

After the assault, Israeli soldiers abducted the young Palestinian man and took him to an interrogation facility in the occupied city.

In Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, Israeli colonizers hurled stones at Palestinians and their shops in the Shallala Street and the Old City before Israeli soldiers fired live rounds, gas bombs, and concussion grenades at the Palestinians, forcing them to leave, instead of removing the Israeli assailants.

(Source / 23.04.2022)

Updated: Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians From Hebron And Jenin

On Friday, Israeli soldiers abducted six Palestinians from Hebron and Jenin in the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said the soldiers invaded the Shallala street in the center of Hebron city, in the southern part of the West Bank, and attacked several Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.

They added that the soldiers abducted Mohammad Aref Jaber and Mohammad Sa’adi Edrees, and took them to a nearby military base.

The soldiers also abducted Mohammad Ayed Burqan, and Mohammad Nayef Rajabi, from the Burqan area, in the southern part of Hebron city.

In addition, the soldiers abducted Fares al-Arqawi after several army jeeps invaded Jenin in the northern West Bank.

Another Palestinian, Mahdi al-Haifawi, from Jenin, was abducted by the soldiers at the Container military roadblock northeast of Bethlehem.

In related news, the soldiers abducted two Palestinian teenage boys, and a young man who was attacked by Israeli colonizers in occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank.

(Source / 23.04.2022)

Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Jenin

On Friday evening, Israeli soldiers abducted three Palestinians from Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Local sources said the soldiers abducted Tawfiq Samir and Khaled Ayasa, from Sanur town, south of Jenin, after stopping them at a military roadblock in the Northern Plains of the West Bank.

The soldiers also abducted a young man, Ahmad Sa’adi, from Jenin refugee camp, after stopping him in Arbona village, northeast of Jenin.

The soldiers also fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades during protests that took place after the army invaded the village, causing many Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

Also Friday, the soldiers abducted six Palestinians from Hebron and Jenin in the occupied West Bank.

Furthermore, the army abducted a young Palestinian man despite his injuries after an illegal Israeli colonizer assaulted him in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

(Source / 23.04.2022)

Update: “Soldiers Injure 67 Palestinians, One Seriously, In Al-Aqsa”

Updated: The Israeli attacks against the worshipers in Al-Aqsa, in occupied Jerusalem, led to the injury of at least 67 Palestinians, including women and children, and a young man who is in a critical condition.

Walid Sharif, 24, from Beit Hanina north of Jerusalem, suffered a profoundly serious head injury near the al-Magharba Gate before the soldiers abducted and assaulted him.

The soldiers dragged the wounded Palestinian out of the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque. Then, they assaulted him despite his serious wound before taking him to Hadassah Medical Center. Still, the army and the police were deployed there in the dozens and prevented the family from seeing him for several hours.

His brother Abdul-Rahman, a medic in Al-Aqsa, said Walid suffered a skull fracture and Hemorrhage in the brain after the soldiers shot him with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the head from a very close range.

He added that his brother is in a coma after his brain was deprived of oxygen for a while. However, there has been no official confirmation whether the young man is brain dead.

The doctors at the Hadassah Israeli Medical Center in occupied Jerusalem said there is nothing more they can do for the young man and that he is in a coma in the intensive care unit.

Although Walid was shot in the afternoon, the family could not see him until the early night hours.

67 Palestinians, including women and children, suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation and cuts and bruises.

Most of the injuries were in the upper body, including the head and face.

Israeli Army Injures 31 Palestinians, Two Seriously, In Al-Aqsa
Apr 22, 2022, at 10:18

The Israeli army and the police continued their invasions into the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque for the sixth consecutive day, in the occupied capital Jerusalem, in the West Bank, and injured 31 Palestinians, including two who suffered life-threatening wounds.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said its medics provided treatment to thirty-one Palestinians and moved eleven of them to hospitals, including two in critical conditions.

The PRCS added that the soldiers also tried to prevent its medics from reaching the holy site and attacked some of them.

The PRCS also said that the soldiers abducted one of the injured Palestinians after barring its medics from reaching him.

Also, the Israeli gas bombs and concussion grenades caused a fire in one of the trees in the Al-Aqsa compound.

On Thursday, the soldiers injured twenty Palestinians during invasions in the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

(Source / 23.04.2022)

Two Detainees Continue Hunger Strike Protesting Administrative Detention

Two Palestinian detainees, held by Israeli under the arbitrary Administrative Detention order without charges or trial, are continuing the hunger strikes protesting their imprisonment.

On Friday, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said that Khalil Awawda, 40, from Ithna town, west of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, started the hunger strike fifty days earlier.

The PPS added that Raed Rayyan, 27, from Beit Doqqu village north of occupied Jerusalem, started the strike sixteen days earlier.

A few days ago, Awawda was transferred from solitary confinement in Ofer prison to the infamous Ramla prison clinic, which lacks physicians and basic supplies.

He suffers constant fatigue, migraine, pain in the joints, respiratory issues, arrhythmia, frequent vomiting, and serious weight loss.

Awawda, a married father of four children, was abducted on December 17th, 2021, and has been held under the Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial. He is also a former political prisoner, abducted and detained several times.

The PPS added that Rayyan, held in Ofer prison, was abducted on November 3rd, 2021, and was slapped with a six-month Administrative Detention order renewed for four additional months shortly before the first order expired.

He started the hunger strike immediately after receiving the second Administrative Detention order.

Palestinian detainees, held under Administrative Detention orders, face constant uncertainty about if and when they will be released, especially since hundreds of detainees spent years under the constantly renewed orders.

When the occupation authorities hold the Palestinians under these orders, they claim to obtain “confidential information about a possible threat,” however, neither the detainees nor their lawyers have access to this alleged information or secret files.

(Source / 23.04.2022)