Israeli Soldiers Chase Palestinian Workers Near Jenin

On Tuesday, Israeli soldiers chased many Palestinian workers near the illegal Annexation Wall west of Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said the soldiers invaded the towns and villages of Faqqu’a, Aneen, Taybeh, Toura, al-Arqa, and Zabbouba, all near the Annexation Wall, and fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at them.

The soldiers also installed many roadblocks near various villages and towns south, southwest, and northeast of Jenin, especially the towns of Arraba, Jaba’, al-Fandaqumiya, Silat ath-Thaher, Marka, al-Yamoun, Rommana, Ta’nak, al-Jalama, Faqqu’a, Toura, and at-Tarm.

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

On Monday dawn, the soldiers attacked many Palestinian workers close to the Annexation Wall gates near Aneen town and Tayba villages, west, and northwest of Jenin.

(Source / 07.06.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twenty-One Palestinians In West Bank

On Tuesday dawn, Israeli soldiers abducted twenty-one Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including the occupied capital, Jerusalem.

In Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, the soldiers abducted six Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the governorate.

The abducted are Abdullah Sharif Gheith, 15, from Hebron city, Abdullah Khalil Ziyadat, from Bani Neim town, former political prisoners Shaher al-Heeh from Surif town, and Tha’er Halahla from Kharas town, Hamad Mohammad Ayyash, 25, Obeida Ghazi ‘Aadi, 23, from Beit Ummar.

In Bethlehem, the soldiers abducted Abed Kamel al-Kamel, 32, from the Saff Street in the city, Jihad Issa Maali, 28, Yousef Elias Sarahna, and Alias Mohammad Sarahna, from the Deheishe refugee camp.

In Nablus, in the northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Bassel Hamami from the al-Makhfiyya area and Mahdi al-Masri from Khallet al-Amoud.

In Ramallah, in the central West Bank, the soldiers abducted a former political prisoner, Yazan Abu Awwad, while heading to the city from Jericho and Moni Zahran from Deir Abu Mashal village, and Mohammad Abdul-Hafeth Sadaqa from the al-Midya village.

In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted Mousa Haitham Mustafa, his brother Marwan, and Daud Mahmoud from the al-Isawiya town, Nassim Qleib from the at-Tour town, Mahmoud Ali Hasan from Wadi al-Jouz, and Mohammad Fuad Tarawa from Silwan town.

(Source / 07.06.2022)

WAFA: “Foreign ministry condemns settlers’ attack on a Greek Orthodox chapel and garden in Jerusalem”

RAMALLAH, Tuesday, June 7, 2022 (WAFA) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates today condemned what it described as “the barbaric attack” perpetrated by extremist settlers on the Greek Orthodox Chapel and Garden on Mount Zion in occupied Jerusalem, and their vandalism of its properties, grave exhumations, and trashing of the property.

It said in a statement today that this continuous provocative attack on churches and their properties aims to impose their control over the properties, slamming these attacks as an integral part of the occupation’s plans to deepen the annexation and Judaization of Jerusalem and its Christian and Islamic holy sites.

The ministry held the Israeli government, headed by extremist Prime minister Naftali Bennett, fully and directly responsible for this attack and other flagrant violations of international law and the signed agreements, in an attempt to change the existing historical and legal status quo of Jerusalem and its holy places.

It called on the Secretary-General of the United Nations to quickly activate the system of international protection for the Palestinian people in general and for Jerusalem and its holy sites in particular.

It further called on the international community, the Vatican, the US administration, and the Arab and Islamic worlds to promptly move and pressure the Israeli government to disband the Jewish terrorist organizations, impose deterrent sanctions on them, and place them on the list of terrorist organizations.

Jerusalem’s Greek Orthodox patriarchate yesterday denounced in a statement transgressions by Israeli extremists on its property in Jerusalem and called on the Israeli police to provide protection to the church.

(Source / 07.06.2022)

WAFA: “Despite the 202nd demolition since 2000, al-Araqib residents persist in rebuilding their village”

THE NAQAB, Tuesday, June 7, 2022 (WAFA) – The Israeli authorities today demolished al-Araqib village in the Naqab (Negev) desert in the south of Israel for the 202nd time since the year 2000 and the sixth this year, according to reports.

But every time the village is demolished under the pretext of illegal construction, its Palestinian residents return to the land and rebuild their homes in a clear rejection of the Israeli attempt to dislodge them from the land where they lived for decades.

Israeli forces raided the village this morning, said the reports, removed its residents, mainly women, and children, by force, and proceeded to demolish what the residents had rebuilt to shelter their families.

The unrecognized village of al-Araqib is home to twenty-two families, numbering about eight hundred people, living off raising livestock and farming.

In the 1970s, residents were able to prove through legal means their right to own 1,250 dunums of land out of thousands of dunums in the area of Al-Araqib. Yet, they have not been allowed to live in their village in peace.

The Naqab desert is home to over 240,000 Palestinian Bedouins, most of them live in villages and communities not recognized by the Israeli authorities and therefore lack basic humanitarian services such as electricity and water networks, roads, schools, and health centers. Their residents are under constant threat of being forcibly removed and relocated and their homes demolished.

(Source / 07.06.2022)

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Near Ramallah

On Monday evening, Israeli soldiers abducted a young Palestinian man at a military roadblock near the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

Media sources said the soldiers installed a sudden military roadblock near Kafr Malek village, east of Ramallah, before stopping and searching dozens of cars and residents and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.

They added that the soldiers abducted a young man, Jihad Mohammad B’eirat, 21, and took him to an unknown destination.

In related news, the soldiers invaded Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, and Shu’fat refugee camp, leading to protests before firing gas bombs and concussion grenades.

(Source / 07.06.2022)

Soldiers Assault A Palestinian With Special Needs At Military Roadblock In Jenin

On Monday, Israeli soldiers detained a Palestinian man with special needs and repeatedly assaulted him until he lost consciousness at a military roadblock near Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Eyewitnesses said the Israeli soldiers, stationed at the Dotan military roadblock near Jenin, cuffed the Palestinian and repeatedly assaulted him, causing him to faint.

Palestinian Red Crescent medics rushed to the area and took the wounded man to a hospital in Jenin.

He suffered various injuries to the face, head, arms, and other parts of his body after the soldiers repeatedly assaulted him.

The hospital published a video and pictures of the wounded young man, asking the public to help identify him.

He was later identified as Raja Suleiman Abu Safat, from Ya’bad town. His family said Raja is with special needs due to a mental disorder.

In related news, the army detained a young man, Rami Fashafsha, from Jaba town southwest of Jenin and confiscated his mobile phone after stopping him at a military roadblock near Jenin.

(Source / 07.06.2022)