Hunger Striking Detainee Moved To Hospital Due To Serious Deterioration

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has confirmed that a hunger-striking detainee was moved from the Ramla prison to the Assaf Harofeh Israeli Medical Center after suffering a serious health setback.

The PPS said Khalil Awawda, 40, from Ethna town, west of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, began the hunger strike 64 days earlier, protesting his continued arbitrary Administrative Detention without charges or trial.

The detainee is demanding an end to his arbitrary detention; however, there is no indication that the Prison Authority is willing to listen to his demands seriously.

The PPS said that Awawda suffers constant pain, 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 17, 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.

In related news, Ra’ed Rayyan, 27, from Beit Duqqu northwest of occupied Jerusalem, is ongoing with the hunger strike he started 28 days earlier, also protesting his continued Administrative Detention.

Rayyan, abducted on November 3, 2021, is held in solitary confinement at Ofer prison; he is also a former political prisoner who was held for 21 months under the arbitrary Administrative Detention order and was abducted again shortly after his release before being slapped with a six-month administrative detention order and then for four additional months before he declared the strike.

(Source / 04.05.2022)

Soldiers Fire At Agricultural Lands In Southern Gaza

On Wednesday, Israeli soldiers fired many live rounds into Palestinian agricultural lands east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

The soldiers, stationed in the Kissufim military base across the perimeter fence, fired many live rounds and several gas bombs into the Palestinian lands in the al-Wad area, east of the al-Qarara town, east of Khan Younis.

The attack did not lead to casualties but forced the fishermen to leave, fearing additional violations by the army.

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 / 04.05.2022)

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Near Jericho

On Tuesday night, Israeli soldiers abducted a young Palestinian man at a military roadblock in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers abducted Mohammad Wael Shehada after stopping him at the al-Hamra military roadblock.

The PPS added that Mohammad is from the al- Fandaqumiya village, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

Mohammad was returning home from work in Jericho when the soldiers stopped him at the roadblock.

(Source / 04.05.2022)

Israeli Colonizers Continue Bulldozing Palestinian Lands In Northern Plains

On Wednesday, illegal Israeli colonizers continued the bulldozing of Palestinian lands in Khirbat al-Farisiyya village in the Northern Plains of the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said the colonizers continued the bulldozing of the lands, using heavy machinery not far from the Palestinian shepherds’ tents in the area.

The bulldozing, which started ten days ago, is taking place near a tent and a water tank the colonizers brought more than a year ago.

The Palestinians continue to be surrounded and isolated in the area as the colonizers continue the bulldozing amidst extensive military deployment.

The colonizers are preparing for a new illegal colonialist outpost on the stolen Palestinian lands in Khirbat al-Farisiyya.

It is worth mentioning that the Israeli army initially declared the lands a “closed military zone,” preventing the Palestinians from entering it, but at the same time allowing the colonizers to enter them to establish an outpost.

The Palestinians fear that the Israeli army is planning to annex 28.000 Dunams of Palestinian farming and grazing areas, which are essential for the shepherds and farmers.

(Source / 04.05.2022)

Israeli Colonizers Attack A Palestinian, Soldiers Abduct His Father

Israeli colonizers attacked Tuesday night, a young Palestinian man before Israeli soldiers abducted his father, who tried to defend his child in occupied Jerusalem.

Media sources said several illegal colonizers assaulted the Palestinian teen and maced him with large amounts of pepper spray in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem.

They added that the child’s father, Ahmad Sharabi, tried to defend his son before Israeli soldiers attacked the father and abducted him.

The soldiers also forced many Palestinians to leave the area but did not remove the colonizers.

(Source / 04.05.2022)

Army Abducts Three Siblings Near Tulkarem One In Southern Gaza

Israeli soldiers abducted, Tuesday afternoon, three Palestinian siblings near Tulkarem, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and one near Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

Media sources in Tulkarem said the soldiers abducted three siblings, Tha’er, Mahmoud, and Ibrahim Sami A’mar, after stopping them at a sudden military roadblock at the main Bal’a town junction, east of Tulkarem.

The soldiers also stopped and searched dozens of cars and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.

In Khan Younis, in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip, the soldiers abducted a Palestinian, who remained unidentified, on land near the perimeter fence.

(Source / 04.05.2022)

Israeli Colonizers Destroy Agricultural Sheds Near Salfit

On Tuesday, illegal Israeli colonizers invaded Palestinian lands in the northern area of Kafr ed-Deek town, west of the central West Bank city of Salfit, and destroyed three agricultural sheds.

The colonizers came from the illegal Alie Zahav and Brukhin colonies, built on stolen Palestinian lands in the area.

They invaded the Palestinian lands and destroyed the three sheds, privately owned by Ahmad Ali Al-Ahmar, Najeh Harb, and the sons of the late Jamil Hussein, and are in the northwestern area of the town.

Ahmad al-Ahmad said the colonizers infoliated the lands in the Khallet al-Qameh area before breaking the doors and smashing the windows, and destroying the entire shed owned by Najeh Harb.

He added that the attack was not the first in the area as the colonizers previously destroyed many sheds and uprooted lands owned by several farmers.

(Source / 04.05.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Invade Archeological Areas Near Hebron

On Tuesday, Israeli soldiers invaded several archeological areas, including wells, in Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and threatened to abduct the Palestinians if they entered these areas.

Fuad al-Amour, the coordinator of the Protection and Steadfastness Committees in Masafer Yatta, said the soldiers were accompanied by the Israel Antiquities Authority personnel when they invaded the Birin area.

He added that the soldiers threatened to abduct and imprison the Palestinians, especially the shepherds if they entered or approached the area.

The soldiers also took pictures of another well in the al-Jaza’ nearby area and threatened to abduct the Palestinians if they approached the area or entered it.

The army and the Antiquities Authority personnel also invaded many villages and Bedouin communities and informed them that they would be barred from entering the surrounding archeological sites.

Illegal Israeli colonizers, living on stolen Palestinian lands in direct violation of International Law, are allowed to enter these areas without restrictions.

(Source / 04.05.2022)