Israeli Colonizers Injure A Shepherd Near Hebron

On Friday, illegal Israeli colonizers attacked and injured a Palestinian shepherd near Um al-Kheir village in Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Rateb Jabour, the Protection and Steadfastness Committees coordinator in Southern Hebron, said the colonizers came from an illegal outpost they recently installed on stolen Palestinian lands.

Jabour added that the colonizers assaulted Omar al-Hathalin, wounding him in the shoulder.

The colonizers also attacked Omar’s sheep, breaking the legs of some of them.

It is worth mentioning that Masafer Yatta witnesses constant violations by the colonizers and the soldiers as part of the attempt to illegally annex the Palestinian lands to build and expand the colonies.

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, and 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 / 06.05.2022)

Israeli Army Fires Live Rounds Into Farmlands In Khan Younis

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

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers, stationed on military towers across the perimeter fence, east of Khan Younis, fired many live rounds and gas bombs into the farmlands east of Khuza’a town, east of Khan Younis.

The attack did not lead to casualties but forced the Palestinians to leave their lands in fear of further violations.

The attacks are part of frequent Israeli violations against the Palestinians, especially the fishermenfarmersshepherds, and workers in the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip, and have led to dozens of casualties, including fatalities, in addition to serious property damage and the confiscation of many boats after abducting the fishermen.

(Source / 06.05.2022)

Army Abducts Four Palestinians Near Ramallah

On Friday dawn, Israeli soldiers abducted four Palestinians from Turmus Ayya Palestinian town north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

The soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes in the town and interrogated many Palestinians before abducting four men.

The abducted Palestinians have been identified as Wa’ed Awad Abu Samra, Anas Ziad Jabara, Abdullah Ali Rateb, and his brother Abdul-Rahman.

In addition, the soldiers invaded the al-Janiya village west of Ramallah, leading to protests.

The soldiers also abducted a young Palestinian man from Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

In addition, Israeli colonizers from the Gush Etzion illegal block south of Bethlehem hurled stones at many Palestinian cars driving on the main Jerusalem-Hebron Road.

(Source / 06.05.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian In Silwan

Israeli soldiers abducted, Friday dawn, a young Palestinian man from Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

Media sources said the soldiers abducted Ahmad Rokin after storming and searching his home in Ras al-Amoud in Silwan.

The abducted Palestinian is a former political prisoner, frequently abducted and imprisoned by Israel, and was also forced under house arrest and denied access to the Al-Aqsa Mosque for several months.

During the invasion of Silwan, the soldiers closed many roads and installed roadblocks before stopping and searching many cars.

In related news, the soldiers invaded Husan town west of Bethlehem, searched several homes, shops, and a gas station, and confiscated surveillance recordings.

(Source / 06.05.2022)

WAFA: “Israeli settlers torch vehicles, vandalize property in West Bank”

NABLUS, Friday, May 06, 2022 (WAFA) – Extremist Israeli settlers embarked on a fresh wave of attacks in the north and middle of the occupied West Bank last night, torching Palestinian-owned vehicles in the village of Urif, in Nablus province, and attacking and vandalizing property in other areas, according to local and Palestinian security sources.

In the village of Urif, south of the city of Nablus in the north of the West Bank, settlers sneaked into the village in the middle of the night and torched three vehicles belonging to three local Palestinian citizens, all from the Shehada clan.

Meantime, groups of extremist Israeli settlers rampaged through the Israeli military checkpoints of Huwwara and Za’tara, also located to the south of Nablus, and physically attacked Palestinian vehicles and pelted stones at many others, causing damage to some vehicles and bodily injuries.

In the middle of the occupied West Bank, a group of Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian vehicles at the entrance to the village of Mukhamas, to the northeast of Jerusalem, and terrified passengers. No injuries were reported.

Israeli settler violence against Palestinians and their property is commonplace across the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli occupation authorities.

There are over 600,000 Israeli settlers living in colonial settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in violation of international law and consensus.

(Source / 06.05.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Injure Two Palestinians Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers injured, Thursday night, two Palestinians in Deir Abu Mashal village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the main entrance area of the village, leading to protests.

The sources added that the soldiers fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs at the protesters.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said the soldiers shot two young men with rubber-coated steel bullets in their heads, causing moderate-but-stable wounds.

Palestinian medics rushed the two injured Palestinians to the Istishari Medical Center in Ramallah.

(Source / 06.05.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Near Hebron

On Thursday, Israeli soldiers abducted a Palestinian farmer in Masafer Yatta south of Hebron in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Rateb Jabour, the Protection and Steadfastness Committees coordinator in southern Hebron, said the soldiers abducted Mahmoud Yousef Ed’eis, 46, while working on his land in the al-Martaba area, east of Yatta.

The soldiers prevented the man from working on his land before abducting him and taking him to a nearby military base.

On Wednesday, the soldiers prevented Mahmoud from entering his land and confiscated his axe, shovels, nails, sheets and pipes, and other equipment he brought to build a tent on his land after the illegal Israeli colonizers invaded twenty dunams of land, including his land, and released their livestock to graze on the produce.

(Source / 06.05.2022)

Israeli Colonizers Injure Palestinians, Cause Damage To Cars, Near Nablus

Illegal Israeli colonizers attacked, Thursday, many Palestinian cars near the Huwwara military roadblock, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, wounding several Palestinians and causing damage to many cars.

Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in the northern West Bank, said the colonizers gathered near the Huwwara Israeli military roadblock, not far from where the soldiers are stationed.

He added that the colonizers hurled stones at many Palestinian cars, causing damage and wounding several Palestinians.

A similar attack took place near Douma town, south of Nablus, causing damage to the windshield of at least one Palestinian car.

Also, the colonizers closed the main Jenin-Nablus Road in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, preventing the Palestinians from crossing.

(Source / 06.05.2022)

Israeli Colonizers Close Jenin-Nablus Road

On Thursday, illegal Israeli colonizers closed the main Jenin-Nablus Road in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said dozens of colonizers gathered on the main road near the Silat ath-Thaher town and closed it.

They added that the hundreds of cars were stuck on the main road for a few hours while the colonizers chanted anti-Palestinian slogans and ordered the Palestinians to leave.

The colonizers then invaded the site of the evacuated Homseh colony, south of Jenin, accompanied by dozens of soldiers.

In related news, more than five hundred Israeli colonizers invaded Solomon Pools between the towns of Al-Khader and Artas, south of Bethlehem, after Israeli soldiers surrounded and closed the entire area to prevent the Palestinians from reaching it.

(Source / 06.05.2022)

WAFA: “Israeli court green-lights forcible expulsion of Masafer Yatta hamlets”

HEBRON, Thursday, May 05, 2022 (WAFA) – Israel’s top court Wednesday gave the army the green light to forcibly expel the residents of Masafer Yatta communities in the southern West Bank district of Hebron.

Israel’s High Court ruled in favor of the forcible displacement of some 1,300 Palestinians living in twelve villages or hamlets making up the Masafer Yatta area, which relies heavily on animal husbandry as the main source of livelihood, marking one of the largest expulsions carried out by the State of Israel in recent decades.

The court published the ruling on Wednesday overnight, just ahead of Israel’s so-called “Independence Day”, Israel’s “Independence Day”, which saw the ethnic cleansing of 750,000 to one million indigenous Palestinians 74 years ago and turning them into refugees to establish a Jewish-majority state in Palestine, striking down the petition submitted by Masafer Yatta families against a 1981 military order designating the area Firing Zone 918.

The court’s move effectively leads to the confiscation of over 35,000 dunams of land, where agricultural communities have lived for generations, to consolidate colonial settlement construction in the area.

Located in Area C of the West Bank, under full Israeli administrative and military control, the area has been subjected to repeated Israeli violations by settlers and soldiers targeting their main source of living – livestock.

It has been designated as a closed Israeli military zone for training since the 1980s and is accordingly referred to as Firing Zone 918.

Israeli violations against the area include the demolition of animal barns, homes, and residential structures. Issuance of construction permits by Israel to local Palestinians in the area is non-existent.

Masafer Yatta mayor, Nidal Younes, said that the court has ignored all evidence, all the facts and evidence submitted by the families over the last 22 years showing that they have been permanently residing in the area since before the 1980s.

The Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem slammed the court ruling as being intended to forcibly transfer hundreds of Palestinians from their homes and destroy their communities with “the clear purpose of taking over their lands in the service of Jewish interests”

“The justices have thus proved once again that the occupied cannot expect justice from the occupier’s court,” it added.

“The decision, weaving baseless legal interpretation with decontextualized facts, makes it clear that there is no crime which the high court justices will not find a way to legitimize. Employing sugarcoated language, hypocrisy, and lies, the justices once again fulfilled their role in Israel’s regime of Jewish supremacy and paved the way for the crime of forcible transfer to be committed, while reversing reality: the ruling cast Palestinian victims as the “unlawful” offenders, while portraying the apartheid regime as the victim.”

It urged the international community to prevent Israel from forcibly transferring the communities and “make sure, should this crime be committed, that those responsible for it – including government ministers, the military top echelons, and the supreme court justices – will be held accountable.”

Meanwhile, the Alliance for Human Rights, a group of activists documenting human rights abuses in Palestine, launched an online campaign to save the community.

(Source / 06.05.2022)