Updated: “Palestinian Teen Killed By Fire Near Ramallah”

On Friday, the Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that a Palestinian teenage boy was killed by Israeli fire in the al-Mughayyir village, northeast of Ramallah, and injured several others.

In a statement, the Health Ministry said Amjad Nash’at Abu Alia, 16 years of age, was shot in the chest before being rushed to a hospital in Ramallah but succumbed to his serious wounds.

It added that the soldiers also shot at least one Palestinian with live fire and another young man with a rubber-coated steel bullet, causing many to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

While it is a known fact that Amjad was killed by Israeli fire, it remains unclear whether he was killed by Israeli army fire or by a paramilitary colonizer, especially since both fired live rounds at the Palestinians.

According to some reports, Abu Alia was shot by a paramilitary colonizer after the nonviolent procession started from the center of the village.

The head of the al-Mughayyir Village Council told Middle East Eye that Amjad was shot by the colonizers and not the soldiers.

Also, the bullet that killed Amjad was aimed at the upper body, which indicates that it was meant to be lethal.

Meanwhile, the Al-Jazeera News Agency quoted a journalist, Hadi Sabarneh, who was at the scene, stating that both Israeli soldiers and paramilitary colonizers arrived at the protest area, including a colonist who had an M-16 rifle.

“Both the soldiers and the settler were firing at the Palestinian protesters who hurled stones at the army,” he said, “The soldiers and the colonizer opened fire before the teen fell to the ground.”

The spokesperson of the Israeli occupation army said the military was “aware of the reports,” adding that the soldiers “responded after Palestinian protesters hurled stones and burnt tires…” he also said that the Palestinian protesters and Israeli colonizers hurled stones at each other…”

The Palestinians marched on their lands in the village, protesting the ongoing violations and constant colonialist attempts to annex them illegally before Israeli soldiers and colonizers opened fire at them.

The Israeli army also shot at least one other Palestinian with live fire, and one with rubber-coated steel bullets, in addition to causing dozens to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

It is worth mentioning that the illegal colonizers frequently invade the village, especially its lands in Marj ath-Thahab and Ein Samia areas, to build new outposts.

Palestinian Prime Minister, Dr. Mohammad Shtayyeh, denounced the child’s killing and called on the International Community to act and stop the Israeli crimes, especially since they go unpunished.

He added that the Israeli occupation army acts with impunity, especially due to the absence of accountability, which encourages it to commit more crimes and violations.

(Source / 29.07.2022)

Army Injures Eleven Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

On Friday, Israeli soldiers injured eleven young Palestinian men during the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum, east of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Murad Eshteiwi, the media spokesperson in Qalqilia, said the Palestinians marched from the center of the town before the soldiers invaded it and attacked them with rubber0coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

Eshteiwi added that eleven Palestinians, including a photojournalist, Abdul-Majid Adwan, were injured before receiving the needed treatment.

Last Saturday, Israeli soldiers injured five Palestinians, including a child, in Kufur Qaddoum, east of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Last Friday, the soldiers injured six Palestinians during the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum and caused many Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

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.

(Source / 29.07.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians Near Nablus

On Friday, Israeli soldiers injured many Palestinians in Beita and Beit Dajan towns, south, and east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

Dozens of Palestinians marched to their lands, protesting the ongoing Israeli violations and the illegal annexation of their lands before the soldiers attacked them with live fire, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs.

Ahmad Jibril, the head of the Emergency Department at the Nablus office of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), said the soldiers shot two Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets and caused at least fifteen to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

The Palestinians have been holding ongoing processions on their lands in Sbeih Mountain in Beita, and in Beit Dajan, since May of last year after a group of illegal Israeli colonizers installed an outpost atop the Mountain.

The soldiers injured thousands of Palestinians during these protests and killed several others, including children.

The Mountain, owned by the Palestinians, has significant strategic importance, especially since if the colonizers occupied it, the colony would lead to the annexation of 20 Dunams of Palestinian lands and would also lead to the isolation of a large area of Palestinian lands.

(Source / 29.07.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Fire At Palestinian Farmers In Gaza

On Friday, Israeli soldiers fired many live rounds and gas bombs at Palestinian farmers on their lands, southeast of the besieged Gaza Strip.

Media sources said the soldiers, stationed on military towers across the fence, east of Khan Younis, fired a barrage of live rounds and gas bombs at the farmers, east of Khuza’a town, east of Khan Younis.

The sources added that the attacks did not lead to casualties, but forced the farmers to leave their lands, in fear of further violations.

On Sunday, Israeli soldiers fired many live rounds and high-velocity gas bombs at Palestinian farmers, shepherds, and fishermen, in the southern parts of the Gaza Strip.

On Saturday, Israeli navy ships fired many live rounds at Palestinian fishing boats near the shore of the northern 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 / 29.07.2022)

Detainee Rayyan Suspends Hunger strike After Reaching An Agreement For His Release

On Friday, Palestinian political prisoner Raed Rayyan ended the hunger strike, which lasted for 113 days, after reaching an agreement limiting his Administrative Detention orders before releasing him.

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said Rayyan, 27, from Beit Duqqu near occupied Jerusalem, reached a very serious health condition but remained determined to continue the strike until his Administrative Detention is ended.

Rayyan’s father said he was surprised to receive a phone call from his son, apparently through his lawyer, at the Ramla Prison Clinic informing him that the agreement was reached under several guarantees, including imprisoned senior political leaders, such as the Secretary General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), who will conduct various protest measures, including a comprehensive hunger in all Israeli prisons, especially Ofar, Ramon and the Negev Detention Camp, if Israel reneges on the agreement.

While detailed information remains unavailable, the agreement states that Israel will not renew the current Administrative Detention orders.

It is worth mentioning that Rayyan was abducted on November 3rd, 2021, and was slapped with a four-month Administrative Detention order before he was slapped with a six-month Administrative Detention order.

He is also a former political prisoner who spent 21 months under the same Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial.

(Source / 29.07.2022)

Israel Renews Annexation Order Of Palestinian Lands Near Nablus

Thursday, the Israeli occupation authorities renewed an annexation order of 16.5 Dunams of Palestinian lands near Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Mohammad Azem, the head of the Joint Services Council for villages in northern Nablus, said the army handed the order, renewing the annexation of the Palestinian lands, until the year 2027, for what the military described as “military purposes.”

Azem added that lands, 16.583 Dunams, are owned by Palestinians from the towns of Deir Sharaf and Naqoura, west of Nablus.

Azem also said annexed lands are much larger than the 16.5 Dunams declared in the military order and that the Palestinians have all official deeds proving ownership.

The lands are in Basin 12 of Naqoura village and Basin 10 of Deir Sharaf and are near the illegal Shavei Shomron illegal colony, built on stolen Palestinian 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 / 29.07.2022)

Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Hebron And Nablus

On Friday dawn, Israeli soldiers abducted five Palestinians from their homes in Hebron and Nablus in the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said several army jeeps invaded and searched homes in several neighborhoods, in the southern and central parts of Hebron city, in the southern part of the West Bank, and abducted Mohammad Abu Sneina and Omar Abdul-Nabi Shawar.

In Nablus, in the northern West Bank, the soldiers invaded Kafr Qalil village, south of the city, searched homed, and abducted Mo’taz Nassar Mansour and his brother Emad.

The soldiers also invaded Tal town, south of Nablus, and abducted Ala’ Hamayel after breaking into his home and ransacking it.

In related news, the soldiers invaded the al-Minya village east of Bethlehem, violently searched homes, and interrogated the families.

The soldiers also invaded the Deheishe refugee camp south of Bethlehem, searched many homes, and integrated several Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.

(Source / 29.07.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Shoot Three Palestinians, One Seriously, Near Nablus

On Thursday night, Israeli soldiers fired many live rounds at a Palestinian car near Huwwara military roadblock, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, wounding three young men, including one who suffered serious wounds.

Media sources said the soldiers fired live rounds at the car, wounding two in the legs before Palestinian medics rushed them to a hospital in Nablus.

They added that the soldiers also shot a third Palestinian in the neck, causing serious wounds, before taking him to an Israeli hospital.

In related news, the soldiers caused many Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation during a procession at the northern entrance of Bethlehem city.

In Ramallah, in the central West Bank, the soldiers shot a Palestinian child in the leg in the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of the city.

(Source / 29.07.2022)

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian, Confiscate Cash And Car, In Hebron

On Thursday, Israeli soldiers abducted a Palestinian and confiscated cash from his home and his car in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said the soldiers invaded the Sinjar area south of Hebron, searched several homes, and abducted Maher Abu Turki.

The soldiers violently searched Abu Turki’s home before confiscating his car and a sum of cash from his property.

Furthermore, the soldiers invaded Surif town, northwest of Hebron, and searched the home of Mohammad Hmeidan before confiscating cash.

In Ramallah, in the central West Bank, the soldiers abducted five Palestinians, including a former political prisoner, from their homes in several parts of the governorate.

Also at dawn, the soldiers abducted three Palestinians from Jenin in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Furthermore, the soldiers abducted two Palestinians from their homes in the Bethlehem governorate in the occupied West Bank.

(Source / 28.07.2022)

Committee: “Detainee Abu Hmeid In A Very Serious Condition”

On Thursday, the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported that the cancer-stricken detainee, Nasser Abu Hmeid, 49, is in a serious health condition, adding that his health is gradually declining, an issue that is posing more risk of death.

The Committee’s Lawyer, Karim al-Ajwa, managed to visit the ailing detainee on Thursday and said Nasser recently underwent four chemotherapy sessions and is supposed to have a fifth session at the beginning of this coming month.

Ajwa said that after the fifth session is held at an Israeli medical center, the doctors will do some tests to evaluate the condition of his lungs and whether he is responding to the treatment.

Ajwa added that Abu Hmeid suffers constant pain, fatigue, inability to walk, or breath without oxygen, and is dependent on a wheelchair with an oxygen tank attached whenever he leaves his bed.

The Committee called on the International Community to intervene and secure his release so that he could receive treatment at Palestinian civilian hospitals close to his family.

In August of 2021, after complaints of severe chest pain, Abu Hmeid was diagnosed with a lung tumor, and on October 19, 2021, he underwent surgery to remove a lung tumor that was 10 cm in diameter.

He was transferred back to Ashkelon prison and later began chemotherapy, leaving him at an elevated risk for recurrent infections.

Abu Hmeid, from the Al-Amari camp, east of Ramallah, in the central occupied West Bank, was detained in 2002 and sentenced to seven life sentences plus 50 years.

Furthermore, the Israeli army has demolished the family home five times, and four of his brothers are in Israeli prisons, while a fifth brother was shot dead by soldiers in 1994.

(Source / 28.07.2022)