Islamic Jihad warns PA against aggression on Sheikh Khader Adnan

Palestinian activist Sheikh Khader Adnan speaks during a rally near the West Bank city of Jenin July 12, 2015

The Islamic Jihad in Palestine (IJP) has warned the Palestinian Authority (PA) on Friday against any aggression toward its senior leader Sheikh Khader Adnan, a statement announced.

In a statement reported by Safa Press Agency, the IJP condemned the “abuse and threats campaign” targeting Sheikh Khader Adnan.

This campaign is run by “suspicious sides” not loyal to the national Palestinian principles, the IJP’s statement asserted, pointing out that the campaign is run by intelligence agencies of the Zionist enemy.

According to the IJP, such a campaign comes from Israeli attempts to “terrorise the free Palestinians” in the occupied West Bank.

“We stress that targeting Sheikh Khader Adnan is targeting the whole IJP movement,” the statement declared.

It is worth noting that Adnan survived an assassination attempt when an unknown person opened fire at him when he attended funeral services for a Palestinian martyr in Nablus, in February this year.

The assassination attempt was widely condemned by Palestinian factions and NGOs.

READ: Israel to end Islamic Jihad ‘republic’ in Jenin

(Source / 25.06.2022)

Administrative Detainee Rayyan Continues Hunger Strike For 80th Day

Hasan Abed-Rabbo, the Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs spokesperson, said that Administrative Detainee Raed Rayyan, 47, held by Israel without charges or trial, is continuing the hunger strike for the 80th day, protesting his continued imprisonment.

Abed-Rabbo said that Rayyan, 27, from Beit Duqqu northwest of occupied Jerusalem, is held at the infamous Ramla Prison Clinic, which lacks basic supplies and specialists, and is facing serious deficiencies in minerals, vitamins, and proteins in addition to a dangerous weight loss.

He added that Rayyan is frequently dizzy, repeatedly vomiting, and has constant pain all over his body, especially the abdomen area, his joints, and limbs, adding that his condition is gradually declining.

Abbed-Rabbo stated that Rayyan spent nearly two months in solitary confinement, an issue that caused deterioration in his health.

Despite his serious condition, the detainee is determined to continue his strike until reaching an agreement ending his arbitrary Administrative Detention without charges.

It is worth mentioning that another detainee, Mohammad Nuwwara, suspended the hunger strike two days earlier after an agreement was reached to end his 11-month solitary confinement and move him to a different prison.

In related news, the Israeli Authorities issued a new four-month Administrative Detention order against Khalil Awawda, 40, from Ethna town northwest of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, shortly after he suspended the hunger strike, which lasted for 111 days.

The new order against the detainees was issued just three days before his current order was supposed to expire.

It is worth mentioning that 640 Palestinian Administrative Detainees continue the boycott of Israel’s military courts to protest their continued detention without charges, especially since these courts keep renewing existing orders or issuing new ones with deliberations or charges.

Israel is holding captive at least 4700 Palestinian political prisoners, including about 640 held under the arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, 170 children, and thirty-two women, the Ad-Dameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association said.

(Source / 25.06.2022)

Peace Now: “The government of unequivocal annexation: One year of the Bennett-Lapid Government”

Report By Peace Now: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: This report shows that despite its explicit commitment to a status quo with all matters related to the occupation, a year after the government is founded, the policy of this current government not only continues the policies set by the previous Netanyahu governments but deepens the settlement project, the dispossession, and the oppression of Palestinians in the Occupied Territories.

Planning – There was a 26% increase, with the promotion of plans for 7,292 housing units in the settlements, compared to an annual average of 5,784 housing units in the Netanyahu government (the average includes the years 2012 to 2020 in which information is available).

Tenders – The Bennett-Lapid government has issued tenders for the construction of 1,550 housing units in the settlements, compared to an annual average of 1,343 housing units per year in the Netanyahu governments (an increase of 15%).

Construction Starts – A 62% jump in construction starts in settlements with the entry of the new government.

Strategically Lethal Plans – The Bennett-Lapid government furthered a number of strategically lethal plans that especially harm the chance for Palestinian development and continuity, the two-state solution and reaching a political agreement. Among other plans the government promoted a new settlement in Atarot, the E1 plan, the expansion of the National Park around the Old City, a new settlement near Ariel, a plan that connects Har Homa and Givat Hamatos, the beginning of the construction of a new settlement in Hebron (for the first time 40 yearsthe completion of the plan in E2, and more.

New Outposts – Under the Bennett-Lapid government there were six new illegal outposts founded: Givat Hadegel in the South Hebron Hills, Karnei Re’em in the Salfit area, Mevo’ot Jericho Farm north of Jericho, Julius Farm in the North of the Jordan Valley and the Ohavey-Ya outpost West of Bethlehem.

Support for the eviction of families in East Jerusalem in favor of settlements – The Bennett-Lapid government has been called upon several times for the burning issue of displacing Palestinian families in East Jerusalem. The Supreme Court sought the Attorney General’s position on the issue, and in fact gave the government a convenient opportunity to assist in preventing the massive expropriation. However, the government preferred not to intervene and even to support the evictions.

Demolitions – The Bennett-Lapid government deepened the policy of expulsion of Palestinians and their restriction to the constrained enclaves in Areas A and B. As of the 6/6/22, the Civil Administration had demolished 639 Palestinian owned structures in Area C, causing 604 people to lose their home. This is a 35% increase compared to the average of demolitions in the Netanyahu years (474 structures per annum). In East Jerusalem there were 189 structures demolished and 450 Palestinians had consequently become homeless. This is a 59% increase compared to the Netanyahu years. In addition, there had been attempts to displace entire communities in Humsa and in Ras a-Tin in the Jordan Valley, and in Masafer Yatta in south Hebron Hills.

Construction Permits – In the entirety of 2021 there were only 10 building permits granted for Palestinians, compared to 1,448 housing units that started to be built in the settlements in the second half of 2021 only (and 2,526 in the entirety of the year). This shows the discrepancy between the two different policies aimed at the two populations in the Occupied Territories, Palestinians and Israelis, i.e. the apartheid tendencies continued by the current government.

Plans – Whereas in the settlements 55 plans were approved for 7,292 housing units, the government approved only 6 plans for Palestinians with 1,303 housing units in the entire Area C.

Settler Violence – Under the Bennett-Lapid government there has been an increase of approximately 45% in settler violence incidents against Palestinians and their property, (from an average of 20 incidents per month to 29 cases, documented by B’tselem).

Declaration of Nature Reserves – In an unusual step, the Bennett-Lapid government declared 22,000 dunams of land as a ‘nature reserve’ in the Nachal Og area south of Jericho.

Fatalities – Under the Bennett-Lapid government there were 86 Palestinians killed by security forces in the West Bank alone, in comparison to the average under the Netanyahu governments that was approximately 41 killed per annum (according to B’tselem count).

The Temple Mount/Al-Haram A-Sharif – The Bennett Lapid government continued the trend of the Netanyahu government in changing the reality in the Temple Mount and the erosion of the status quo.

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(Source / 25.06.2022)

Israeli Navy Attacks Fishing Boats In Northern Gaza

On Friday evening, Israeli navy ships attacked several Palestinian fishing boats with live fire near the shores of Jabalia, Beit Lahia, and Gaza city in the besieged coastal region.

Media sources said the navy fired many live rounds and gas bombs at the fishing boats and attacked them with water cannons, causing damage.

The sources said the intensity of the navy’s live rounds fired at the fishing boats forced the Palestinians to leave and return to the shore.

The attacks occurred in Palestinian waters in the al-Waha area, northwest of Gaza city, the as-Sudaniyya area west of Jabalia, and near Beit Hanoun, in the northern parts of the coastal region.

|Saturday: Palestinian Child Dies From Serious Wounds He Suffered In Ramallah|

On Thursday evening, Israeli navy ships attacked Palestinian fishing boats near the shore, in the southern parts of the Gaza Strip.

Also Thursday, Israeli navy ships fired many live rounds at Palestinian fishing boats near the shore of Gaza city.

On Wednesday, the soldiers burnt Palestinian agricultural lands near the perimeter fence, east of the Tuffah neighborhood, east of Gaza city.

Earlier Wednesday, the soldiers invaded and bulldozed agricultural lands, and fired live rounds at farmers and shepherds east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

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

(Source / 25.06.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians Near Jenin

On Saturday dawn, Israeli soldiers injured several Palestinians at the junction of Arraba town, south of Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said the soldiers installed a roadblock at the junction leading to the Jenin-Nablus Road, blocking the Palestinian traffic and leading to protests.

They added that the soldiers fired a few live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs, causing many Palestinian to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

Hundreds of soldiers were also deployed around various areas in Jenin and installed many roadblocks near the villages and towns of Arraba, Qabatia, Marka, al-Jalama, Zababda, and the Haddad Resort.

(Source / 25.06.2022)

Palestinian Child Dies From Serious Wounds He Suffered In Ramallah

The Palestinian District Coordination Office (DCO) has confirmed that a Palestinian child, who was shot and seriously injured by Israeli army fire near Ramallah Friday, has succumbed to his wounds at an Israeli hospital on Saturday dawn.

The DCO said the Israeli side officially informed that Mohammad Abdullah Saleh Hamed, 16, from Silwad town, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, had succumbed to his serious wounds.

The soldiers shot Hammad during protests that took place after several Israeli military jeeps invaded Silwad.

Talking to Palestine TV, Silwad Mayor Raed Nimir was shot with a bullet in the face near bypass road #60 and added that his corpse will be transferred to his family in the evening today, Saturday, before the official burial ceremony is held on the same day.

At the time of his injury, Abdullah’s name or age remained unknown; however, his condition was known to the Palestinians to be serious before the army took him away.

Nimir added that the soldiers invaded the town several times within just a few hours after shooting the child, leading to protests. He also said the town is subject to daily invasions and violations by the soldiers.

After his death was confirmed, hundreds of residents marched in Silwad at dawn while chanting against the ongoing illegal Israeli occupation and escalating Israeli violations against the Palestinians.

The Palestinians in Silwad declared a two-day strike in the town to mourn the slain child.

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Soldiers Shoot And Abduct A Young Man Near Ramallah
Jun 25, 2022, at 04:49

On Friday evening, several Israeli army jeeps invaded Silwad town, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, shot a young man during ensuing protests, and abducted him.

Local sources said several military vehicles invaded the town before the army closed roads and interrogated many Palestinians.

They added that many youngsters protested the invasion before the soldiers fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs.

Medical sources in Silwad said the soldiers shot a young man with live fire before abducting him and caused several others to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

On Friday night, the soldiers invaded the Jabal ash-Sharaf area in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, attacked a wedding party, and conducted violent searches.

(Source / 25.06.2022)

Israeli Army Injures Nine Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

On Friday, Israeli soldiers injured nine Palestinians, including a Palestine TV correspondent, during the weekly procession against colonialism in Kufur Qaddoum, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia.

Morad Eshteiwy, the media spokesperson of the Popular Committee in Qalqilia, said the soldiers attacked the protesters with many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs.

He said nine Palestinians, including a journalist Anal al-Jada’, suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation and received the needed treatment.

Many Palestinian youngsters also hurled stones at the soldiers who attacked the procession and tried to invade the center of the town.

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.

In related news, illegal Israeli colonizers hurled stones at Palestinian cars near ‘Izbat at-Tabib village, east of Qalqilia, causing damage.

(Source / 25.06.2022)