Israeli Soldiers Kill A Young Palestinian Man, Injure Five, In Hebron

On Thursday afternoon, Israeli soldiers invaded Halhoul town, north of Hebron in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, leading to protests before killing a young man and wounding five.

Local sources said a large military force invaded Halhoul and obstructed traffic before storming a money exchange shop, confiscating a large sum of cash, and welding it shut.

The invasion led to protest before the soldiers fired dozens of live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs, killing a young man and wounding five.

Dr. Sharif at-Tardi, the spokesperson of the al-Mezan Specialty Hospital in Hebron, said the soldiers shot Mahmoud Fayez Abu Ayhour, 27, from Halhoul town north of Hebron, with live rounds.

He added that the bullets perforated the diaphragm and severed the thoracic aortic artery, his heart, and lung. 

Dr. at-Tardi stated that the young man was rushed to the hospital in a profoundly serious condition and succumbed to his serious wounds during surgery.

The soldiers also shot two Palestinians with live rounds and one with rubber-coated steel bullets, in addition to two others who were shot with high-velocity gas bombs in their heads.

The slain young man’s uncle said Mahmoud wasn’t participating in the protests and did not pose any threat to the soldiers but was working at a construction site in the area when the soldiers started firing live rounds at random.

(Source / 09.06.2022)

Israeli Colonizers Attack A Palestinian Farmer Near Bethlehem

Israeli colonizers attacked, Thursday, a Palestinian farmer on his land in Kisan village, east of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank.

Media sources said the colonizers came from the nearby Ma’ale Amos colony, illegally built on stolen Palestinian lands.

They added that the colonizers assaulted Raja Obeyyat while working on his land, causing various cuts and bruises before fleeing the scene.

The colonizers recently escalated their violations against the Palestinians in Kisan, especially the farmers, shepherds, and even the elderly, and repeatedly prevented them from entering their lands.

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 / 09.06.2022)

Soldiers Abduct Eleven Palestinians In West Bank

On Thursday dawn, Israeli soldiers abducted at least eleven Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including the occupied capital, Jerusalem.

In Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted Yousef Elian, Monir Elian, Ibrahim Dirbas, and Mohammad Firawi, after storming their homes and ransacking them.

It is worth mentioning that Mohammad is a former political prisoner who was released just two days earlier after spending eight years in Israeli prisons.

In Ramallah, in the central West Bank, the soldiers invaded and ransacked homes in the al-Mazra’a ash-Sharqiya and Beitin villages and abducted Jihad Ahmad Malash and Amin Bassam Jarab’a.

The soldiers also abducted Mustafa Bilal Bisharat, 24, and Jihad Hamza Bani Odah, 19, from Tammoun town, south of Tubas in the northeastern West Bank.

In Tulkarem, in the northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Mohammad Mahmoud Qaisi, 19, from his home in Nur Shams refugee camp.

In Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, the soldiers abducted Abdullah Rif’at Odah from Karma village and Mohammad Ramzi al-Allami from Beit Ummar town.

(Source / 09.06.2022)

WAFA: “Israeli settlers torch wheat crops in Nablus-district town”

NABLUS, Thursday, June 9, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers today torched the wheat crops of Qusra town, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, according to a local activist.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli colonial settlement activities in the northern West Bank, said that a group of settlers set fire to the wheat crops belonging to the town farmers.

He added that firefighters rushed to the scene and managed to put out the blaze with the help of the villagers while warning of intensive settler attacks, particularly in the Nablus countryside, amid attempts to set up new colonial settlement outposts.

Two days ago, Israeli soldiers and officers of the so-called “Civil Administration” prevented Palestinians from working on their lands in the village, purportedly for being classified as Area C.

The village has been a scene of frequent Israeli military and settler attacks, including the installation of makeshift homes on the villagers’ land as a means for colonial settlement expansion, attacking farmers on their way to their olive groves, blocking agricultural roads, leveling lands and serving stop-construction orders.

Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is commonplace in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.

It includes arsons of property and mosques, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees, and attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.

The number of settlers living in Jewish-only colonial settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law has jumped to over 700,000 and colonial settlement expansion has tripled since the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993.

Israel’s nation-state law, passed in July 2018, enshrines Jewish supremacy, and states that building and strengthening the colonial settlements is a “national interest.”

(Source / 09.06.2022)

Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians, Assault One, In Jerusalem

On Wednesday night, Israeli soldiers abducted three young Palestinian men and assaulted one, causing wounds that required hospitalization, in the al-Isawiya town in occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank.

Several army jeeps invaded the town before the soldiers abducted three young men, Yousef Elian, Monir Elian, and Ibrahim Dirbas.

The soldiers also isolated the town, attacked many Palestinian cars, causing damage, and ordered the Palestinians to return to their homes.

Furthermore, the army assaulted a young man, Wadea’ Tawfiq Abu al-Hummus, causing various wounds before Palestinian medics rushed him to the al-Makassed Hospital.

(Source / 09.06.2022)

Army Demolishes A Quadruplex House In Beit Jala

On Thursday, Israeli soldiers demolished an under-construction quadruplex house in the Be’er Owna area in Beit Jala city, west of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said the house is owned by Walid Zreina, and added that the Palestinian received the demolition order just a week earlier, and wasn’t granted sufficient time to appeal the decision.

The army claims the building was not licensed by the Civil Administration Office, the administrative branch of the illegal Israeli occupation in the West Bank.

It is worth mentioning that the army demolished the home for the first time four years ago before the Palestinian rebuilt it to shelter his family.

The army previously demolished several homes, owned by members of the Zreina family, and several other families in the area, as part of Israel’s illegal colonialist activities and policies.

While Israel continues to build and expand its illegal colonies, Palestinian communities, and towns, in occupied Jerusalem, and various areas in the occupied West Bank, continue to be denied the right to build homes and property.

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 / 09.06.2022)

Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian, Abduct Another, In Nablus

On Thursday dawn, Israeli soldiers injured a young Palestinian man in Nablus city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and abducted a young man in Tal village.

Several army jeeps invaded the al-Makhfiyya area in Nablus city, leading to protests before the soldiers fired live rounds and gas bombs.

Medical sources said the soldiers shot a young man with a bullet in the leg before he was rushed to a hospital in the city.

The soldiers also invaded the al-Ma’ajeen neighborhood and fired gas bombs and live rounds.

In addition, the soldiers invaded Tal village, south of Nablus, searched homes, and abducted a young man, Amir Bassel al-Hindi.

(Source / 09.06.2022)

Israel To Demolish A Palestinian Apartment Building In Jerusalem

On Wednesday, Israeli soldiers invaded an apartment building in the Wad Qaddoum neighborhood in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, and measured an apartment building in preparation for demolishing it.

The soldiers, accompanied by personnel of the City Council in occupied Jerusalem, invaded the building before surveying it and taking measurements to determine the demolition method.

The City Council issued the demolition order just a week earlier, and the army is now preparing to demolish it without granting the Palestinians sufficient time to file appeals.

The building has twelve apartments inhabited by dozens of Palestinians, including children, elders, and people with special needs.

Eyad Abu Sbeih, a resident of one of the apartments in the building, said he lives there with his six children.

Abu Sbeih said that, just two years ago, the Israeli army demolished his home in the Ein al-Louza neighborhood in Silwan, allegedly for being built without a City Council permit, despite all applications, appeals, and hefty fees.

“Since the year 2004, the families in the building have been trying to obtain permits and paid excessive fines and fees amounting to about 900.000 Shekels. However, the City Council denied our applications,” he added, “Now, the army will demolish the building and displace our families at any given moment, especially due to the so-called Kaminitz Law allowing the destruction of Palestinian property without a court ruling.”

The so-called Kaminitz Law, amendment 116, was signed in 2017 to expand the Israeli government’s authority on “preventing illegal constructions.”

However, Israel’s former Justice Minister, Ayelet Shaked of the New Right party, openly said at the time that the “law was meant to be applied on the Arab [Palestinian] sector,” which means it doesn’t apply to illegal Israeli colonialist outposts and other illegal constructions of Jewish colonizers on Palestinian lands.

Responding to Shaked’s statement, Member of Knesset Dr. Ahmad Tibi of the Joint List said, “when there is a law for some, and another discriminatory law for others, it is called apartheid.”

On its webpage, The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) said that, in the year 2021, the Israeli authorities demolished 937 structures, displacing 1119 Palestinians in the occupied territory (West Bank including East Jerusalem) and affecting 12.658 Palestinians.

In 2021, ICAHD analysis revealed that 937 structures were demolished and 1,119 people were displaced in the OPT, with 12,658 people directly affected. Three thousand four structures were demolished in the Negev/Naqab – 431 homes and 2553 agriculture and livelihood structures. View Maps Here

ICAHD also said, “More than 131,000 Palestinian homes have been demolished in Israel and the Occupied Palestine Territory (OPT) since 1947.”

(Source / 09.06.2022)

Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians In Husan

On Wednesday evening, Israeli soldiers injured several Palestinians in Husan village, west of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank.

Several army jeeps invaded the al-Mteina area at the eastern entrance of Husan, leading to protests.

Local sources said the soldiers fired many rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades, causing many Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

The soldiers also closed streets leading to Husan, stopped and searched many cars, and interrogated the Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.

In related news, Israeli sources said an officer was mildly injured after Palestinian protesters hurled stones at his police car near the al-‘Isawiya town in occupied Jerusalem.

The Israeli army also said Palestinian fighters fired many live rounds at the soldiers near Huwwara military roadblock, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

(Source / 09.06.2022)

Israeli Navy, Soldiers, Attack Fishermen And Farmers In Gaza

The Israeli navy and the army attacked, Wednesday evening, Palestinian fishermen and farmers in the southern parts of the besieged Gaza Strip.

Media sources said the Israeli navy ships fired many live rounds, gas bombs, and flares at Palestinian fishing boats near the shores of Rafah and Khan Younis.

They added that the navy chased the Palestinian boats to the shore, denying them the right to fish to provide for their families.

Also, Israeli soldiers fired many live rounds and gas bombs at Palestinian agricultural lands near the perimeter fence east of Khuza’a town, east of Khan Younis, forcing the Palestinians to leave.

On Tuesday evening, Israeli navy ships attacked Palestinian fishing boats near the shore, west of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

|PCHR: “Israeli Navy Confiscates Fishing Boat, Damages 4, Wounds 3 Fishermen and Arrest 4“|

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

In March of last year, 2021, the Palestinian Interior Ministry in Gaza said Israeli mines were responsible for an explosion that led to the death of three fishermen.

(Source / 09.06.2022)