Army Injures Dozens of Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

On Friday, Israeli soldiers attacked the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and injured dozens of Palestinians, including two children.

The Palestinians marched from the center of the town while chanting against the ongoing Israeli occupation, its illegal colonies, and escalating violations, especially in Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Israeli soldiers invaded the town and started firing rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

Medical sources said the soldiers shot nine Palestinians, including two children, with rubber-coated steel bullets and caused dozens to suffer 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 / 29.04.2022)

Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Jerusalem

On Friday, Israeli soldiers abducted three Palestinians, including a young woman and a child, in occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers stopped a young woman while walking in the Bab al-Amoud area and abducted her before moving her to an interrogation facility.

The young woman was trying to reach the Al-Aqsa Mosque when the soldiers stopped her.

The soldiers also abducted a child while walking near Bab Huta, one of the gates leading to Al-Aqsa.

In addition, the soldiers assaulted and injured a young man near Bab al-Majles, before abducting him.

Earlier Friday, the soldiers injured dozens of Palestinians, including a journalist, and attacked medics in the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

(Source / 29.04.2022)

Soldiers Attack Palestinian Protesters In Beita And Beit Dajan

On Friday, Israeli soldiers attacked dozens of nonviolent protesters on their lands in Beita and Beit Dajan, east and south of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in the northern West Bank, said the Palestinians marched after conducting noon prayers.

Daghlas said dozens of Palestinians marched to their lands in Sbeib Mountain in Beita before the soldiers attacked them with a few live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs.

The soldiers also attacked a similar protest in Beit Dajan when the Palestinians headed to their lands.

The Palestinians hold weekly protests in Sbeih Mountain and Beit Dajan to counter the ongoing Israeli colonialist attempt to illegally annex their lands.

Medical sources said dozens of Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, and a few sustained cuts and bruises while the soldiers were chasing them.

The Palestinians have been holding ongoing processions on their lands in Sbeih Mountain since May of last year 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 it is occupied by the colonizers the colony would 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 / 29.04.2022)

Israeli Army Attacks Palestinian Farmers And Fishermen In Gaza

On Friday, the Israeli army and the navy attacked Palestinian farmers and fishing boats near Gaza City and Khan Younis in the southern part of the coastal region.

The soldiers, stationed on military towers across the fence east of Khan Younis, fired many live rounds into farmland east of Abasan al-Kabeera and Khuza’a towns east of Khan Younis.

The attack did not lead to casualties but forced the farmers to leave their lands, fearing additional violations.

In addition, Israeli navy ships fired many live rounds at Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea area, northwest of Gaza city, forcing them to return to the shore without being able to fish and provide for their families.

The army frequently attacks farmersshepherds, workers, and fishermen across the eastern parts of the coastal region and in Palestinian territorial waters, leading to dozens of casualties, including fatalities, in addition to preventing the Palestinians from tending to their lands and from fishing to provide for their families.

In March of last year, the Palestinian Interior Ministry in Gaza said Israeli mines were responsible for an explosion that led to the death of three fishermen.

(Source / 29.04.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Ramallah And Tulkarem

On Friday dawn, Israeli soldiers abducted two Palestinians near Ramallah and Tulkarem in the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said several army jeeps invaded Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, searched and ransacked homes, and abducted Bara’ Riyad Burnat, 22.

The soldiers also invaded the nearby al-Janiya village, leading to protests, before firing gas bombs and concussion grenades.

In Tulkarem, in the northern West Bank, the soldiers invaded Illar town, north of the city, searched homes, and abducted a former poetical prisoner, Nathir Mohammad Nassar, 51.

In related news, the soldiers assaulted two young men at the main entrance of Hibleh village, south of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia.

The soldiers ambushed the two young men, from the central West Bank city of Salfit, near a military gate and assaulted them, causing various cuts and bruises.

(Source / 29.04.2022)

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians, Including A Journalist, In Al-Aqsa

Israeli soldiers injured dozens of Palestinians, including a journalist, and attacked medics in the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

Dozens of soldiers and police officers invaded the holy compound, surrounded, and assaulted many worshipers, and fired gas bombs and concussion grenades at them.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said the soldiers attacked its medics and tried to prevent them from entering the courtyards of the holy site.

The PRCS added that the soldiers injured forty-two Palestinians, including twenty-two who were rushed to the al-Makassed hospital.

The soldiers also shot a journalist, Hasan Dabbous, with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the abdomen.

The soldiers also abducted several Palestinians in Al-Aqsa, including a journalist Abdul-Salam Awwad, and isolated many Palestinians, including several wounded worshipers, in the al-Qibli mosque in Al-Aqsa, after locking its gates with chains.

(Source / 29.04.2022)

WAFA: “Israeli settlers vandalize landmark Jaffa Mosque”

JAFFA, Friday, April 29, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers Friday overnight vandalized a landmark mosque in the ancient city of Jaffa, now part of Tel Aviv in Israel, according to WAFA correspondent.

He said that the settlers spray-painted anti-Palestinian hate slogans on the external northern wall of the mosque and scrawled the so-called “Star of David” in blue.

The mosque imam, Ahmed Abu Ajweh, shared two photos on his Facebook account showing the “Star of David” scrawled on the external wall of the mosque discovered on Friday morning ahead of the pre-dawn prayer.

He slammed the act of vandalism as a “fascist assault” that was only the latest episode in a long series of attacks against the mosque and worshippers since the Nakba in 1948.

He held Israeli police fully responsible for the attack, especially that a police patrol is deployed nearby, but stood idly by.

Hassan Bek Mosque, located in the Manshiyya neighborhood of the historically Palestinian Jaffa, has been the subject of attacks in the past. It was desecrated in 2005 when a pig’s head bearing the name of the Prophet was thrown into its yard.

Jaffa was once an epicenter of the Palestinian economy, with some 120,000 people living in and around the flourishing city on the Mediterranean Sea in 1948.

Almost 95 percent of the Palestinian population of Jaffa and its surrounding villages were expelled by Zionist militias during the Nakba – or “catastrophe” – that year, leading to the establishment of the state of Israel.

Over the decades, Jaffa’s historic neighborhoods have been progressively demolished, leading the city to shrink into a small town that was then absorbed by the municipality of Tel Aviv.

(Source / 29.04.2022)

Israel Approves New Construction In Illegal Colony In Hebron

On Thursday, The Israeli Supreme Court approved the construction of two residential buildings containing 31 colonialist units in the Hizqia illegal colony in the Old City of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

After rejecting an appeal filed by the Israeli peace Now Movement, the court made its ruling and granted a green light for the construction of the illegal colony.

Israeli sources said the approval of the new units is part of a larger plan aiming to construct more than sixty units for the colonizers in the same area, which served as a wholesale market.

The plan was approved several years ago but was shelved; however, the Israeli Supreme Court’s ruling paves the way for its implementation on the stolen Palestinian lands.

It is worth mentioning that the market of twenty-five shops was closed by Israel in the year 1994 after the Ibrahimi Mosque massacre.

The shops are all owned by the Hebron Municipality, and the Palestinian were renting them from it.

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 / 29.04.2022)

Detainee Abu Hmeid In A Serious Condition

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that a cancer-ridden Palestinian detainee imprisoned by Israel was transferred from the Ramla prison clinic to Tal HaShomer Israeli medical center due to his serious health condition.

The PPS said the detainee, Nasser Mohammad Abu Hmeid, 50, suffered a serious health setback due to the lack of professional medical treatment.

In August of 2021, after complaints of severe chest pain, Abu Hmeid was diagnosed with lung cancer, and on October 19, 2021, he underwent surgery to remove a lung tumor that was 10 cm in diameter.

He was transferred back to Ashkelon prison and later began chemotherapy, leaving him at an elevated risk for recurrent infections.

After the doctors said he needed chemotherapy, the Israeli Prison Authority delayed his access to the treatment before receiving the first dose.

Abu Hmeid, from the Al-Amari camp, east of Ramallah, in the central occupied West Bank, was detained in 2002 and sentenced to seven life sentences plus 50 years.

Furthermore, the family home has been demolished five times, four of his brothers are in Israeli prisons, while a fifth brother was shot dead by soldiers in 1994.

(Source / 29.04.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians, Including A Journalist And A Child In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted Thursday evening, five Palestinians, including a child, a journalist, and a woman, in occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

Media sources said the soldiers abducted a journalist, Ayman Qawareeq, 36, while crossing the Qalandia terminal, north of occupied Jerusalem.

They added that the abducted journalist is from Awarta village, southeast of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, while was heading to Jerusalem to pray in the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

In addition, the soldiers abducted a child, only fourteen years of age, after stopping him at Salahuddin Street in Jerusalem.

The child, who remained unidentified at the time of this report, is from Anata, northeast of Jerusalem.

The soldiers also abducted a young man, Bassem Zghayyar, after stopping him near Bab al-Asbat near the al-Aqsa Mosque.

In the al-Isawiya town in Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted a Palestinian woman and took her to an interrogation facility. Her abduction comes only a day after the army abducted her son.

In addition, the soldiers assaulted and abducted a young man, Anas Abu Naab, by the rail station near the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.

(Source / 29.04.2022)