Israeli Colonizers Injure Three Palestinians In Nablus

On Tuesday, illegal Israeli colonizers assaulted and injured three Palestinians in Huwwara town, south of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Ahmad Jibril, the head of the Emergency Department at the Nablus office of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), said the colonizers assaulted the three Palestinians near the Einabus junction in Huwwara.

Jibril added that PRCS medics rushed to the scene and provided treatment to the wounded before moving them to a hospital for further treatment.

On Tuesday dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded several communities across the occupied West Bank, searched and ransacked dozens of homes, and abducted at least fourteen Palestinians, including two fathers and their sons.

(Source / 19.07.2022)

Israel Demolishes Al-Arakib Bedouin Village In Negev For 204th Time

For the 204th time, the Israeli authorities demolished the Al-Arakib Bedouin village in the Negev after surrounding and isolating it.

The Local Committee For Defending Al-Arakib said many army and police vehicles invaded the village and demolished its residential sheds and barns.

The Committee added that the villagers are determined to remain on their lands despite the ongoing Israeli violations and will rebuild their community.

The soldiers demolished all residential sheds, built using wood, tin, and plastic, and its barns, displacing, yet again, 22 families.

Today’s demolition came approximately three weeks after the army and the police demolished it.

Al-Araqib is a Palestinian village located to the north of the city of Beersheba in the Negev desert (southern Palestine). It was established for the first time during Ottoman rule.

It is one of the 51 Arab villages in the Negev that the Israeli government does not recognize, although they predate Israel.

The occupation authorities have worked since 1951 to expel its residents to control their lands through extensive house demolitions and the vast lands equivalent to two-thirds of historic Palestine.

Israeli bulldozers demolished the village on July 27, 2010; Israeli troops demolished all its homes and displaced hundreds of its residents under the pretext of building without a permit.

The residents of the village built it again, to be demolished, again and again, the most recent demolition being the 188th one that happened today. The tents that the villagers had set up were demolished instead of the houses that were demolished in the past.

The steadfastness of Al-Araqib became a symbol of the battle of wills waged by the Palestinians of the occupied interior, especially in the Negev, to survive and preserve land and identity from the policies of Judaization.

About 240,000 Palestinians live in the Negev desert, half of whom live in villages and Bedouin camps, some of which have been in place for hundreds of years.

The Israeli occupation authorities do not recognize their ownership of the lands of these villages and communities, refuse to provide them with basic services such as water and electricity and try by all means and methods to push the Palestinian Arabs to despair and frustration to uproot and displace them.

Article 17 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights states in section 1: Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others, and in section 2: No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.

(Source / 19.07.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fourteen Palestinians In West Bank

On Tuesday dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded several communities across the occupied West Bank, searched and ransacked dozens of homes, and abducted at least fourteen Palestinians, including two fathers and their sons.

Several army jeeps invaded Kifl Hares town, northwest of the central West Bank city of Salfit before the soldiers stormed and ransacked a few homes and abducted two young men, Samer Mahmoud Bouziyya and Qussai Tahseen.

In Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers invaded the ‘Aida refugee camp north of Bethlehem city, searched homes, and abducted Saleh As’ad Faraj.

The soldiers also invaded Deir Samit town, southwest of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and abducted a journalist, Amer Abu Arafeh, 39, after violently searching the property, causing damage.

In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted a young Palestinian man from his home in Shu’fat refugee camp, north of the city.

In Tulkarem, in the northern West Bank, the soldiers invaded Zeita town, north of the city, searched homes, and abducted Ahmad Jaim, and his son, Omar, 16, from their home.

Also, the soldiers injured three Palestinians in Askar al-Jadeed refugee camp, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and exchanged fire with Palestinian fighters.  During the invasion of the city and surrounding area, the soldiers abducted three Palestinians from their homes.

In related news, the soldiers abducted four Palestinians, including a father and his son, from their homes in the al-Yamoun town, west Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

(Source / 19.07.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians Near Jenin

On Tuesday dawn, Israeli soldiers abducted four Palestinians, including a father and his son, from their homes in the al-Yamoun town, west Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the town before the soldiers smashed the front door of a home, owned by Ahmad Amin Nawahda, and conducted violent searches of the property, causing excessive damage, before abducting him.

The sources added that the soldiers stormed and ransacked the home of Badea’ Yasser Zeineddin and abducted his son, Mojahed.

The army also abducted Azmi Salah Abu Hasan and his son Ahmad from their homes in the town.

In addition, protests occurred after the army invaded the al-Almaniyya neighborhood in Jenin city and surrounding areas before the soldiers invaded homes and summoned Luay al-Mallah for interrogation at the Salem military base.

In related news, dozens of soldiers invaded the Taybeh village, west of Jenin, and conducted massive searches in areas near the Annexation Wall.

Also, the soldiers injured three Palestinians in Askar al-Jadeed refugee camp, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and exchanged fire with Palestinian fighters.

(Source / 19.07.2022)

WAFA: ” Israel legalizes a settlement outpost east of Ramallah, adds more than 100 housing units to it”

RAMALLAH, Tuesday, July 19, 2022 (WAFA) – The Israeli occupation authorities have legalized the Mitzpe Dani settlement outpost built east of Ramallah and approved a plan to add 114 new housing units to it on an area of 150 dunums, today said the head of the Settlement and Wall Resistance Commission, Muayyad Shaaban.

He said that the occupation authorities had previously avoided legalizing this settlement outpost or considering it an extension or neighborhood of an existing settlement, but today they have approved a blueprint for this outpost, thus legalizing it, which means a large area of Palestinian land, specifically in the village of Deir Dibwan, will be seized to expand the outpost and build a new settlement.

Shaaban indicated that the occupation authorities, through their approval of recent settlement plans, whether by building new settlements, expanding existing ones, or legalizing outposts, aim at establishing large settlement blocs on Palestinian lands, specifically in the eastern region of the West Bank close to the Jordan Valley.

Mitzpe Dani settlement outpost was built in 1999 during the first term of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government. After it was built illegally, hundreds of dunums of land were declared closed areas, banning their owners from reaching them.

As a matter of fact, there are dozens of agricultural outposts that were established with the aim of displacing the Bedouin communities in these areas and seizing thousands of dunums of land that the occupying governments could not confiscate by military orders, while increasing the number of settlers in the Ma’ale Mikhmas, Rimonim, Kochav Hashahar and Kochav Yaakov bloc to 60,000 settlers, which are located to the north and the north-east of Jerusalem and the closest to it.

Shaaban warned against the settlers’ intention to establish a number of new outposts, specifically in the next few days, as was previously announced by the extremist Nahla organization, and called for vigilance in the areas where these gangs are active in order to confront the settlers and thwart their scheme.

(Source / 19.07.2022)

WAFA: “In an effort to desiccate the Palestinian communities in the Jordan Valley, Settlements Council seizes water tanker”

WAFA – In their efforts to desiccate the Palestinian communities in the Jordan Valley in a step to force them to leave the area, the Israeli Settlements Council today seized a water tanker owned by a local Palestinian, according to a local official.

Mahdi Daraghmeh, head of al-Maleh village council in the Northern Jordan Valley, told WAFA that the Settlements Council seized the tanker while its owner was hauling water for his cattle.

Residents of several communities in that area, said Daraghmeh, rely on the seized water tanker to bring them water for themselves and their cattle.

While settlers freely build water pipes and networks for their settlements and build water reservoirs in the fields, Palestinians are not allowed to have water in any way for their households or herd.

(Source / 19.07.2022)

Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishing Boats In Northern Gaza

On Tuesday morning, Israeli navy ships attacked many Palestinian fishing boats in the northern part of the besieged Gaza Strip.

Eyewitnesses said the navy ships fired many live rounds at the fishing boats and chased them near the shores of the al-Waha and as-Sudaniyya areas, in addition to Jabalia and Beit Lahia.

The navy also fired many high-velocity gas bombs and used water cannons, forcing the fishermen to leave without being able to fish to provide for their families.

Last Saturday, Israeli soldiers fired many automatic live rounds and gas bombs at Palestinian farmers and shepherds east of Khan Younis in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip.

On Saturday morning, Israeli navy ships fired many live rounds at Palestinian fishing boats near the shore in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

On Saturday dawn, the Israeli army fired missiles targeting two areas in Gaza city and the central part of the coastal region.

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 / 19.07.2022)

Army Demolishes Walls In Anata

Earlier Tuesday morning, Israeli soldiers invaded Anata town, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem in the West Bank, and demolished several walls on privately-owned lands.

Taha Refa’ey, the Mayor of Anata, said the soldiers demolished a large wall consisting of large rocks in the Najma area of Anata town.

He added that the wall, on privately owned Palestinian land, is near the main Anata-Za’im road leading to several Palestinian communities southeast of Jerusalem.

The soldiers also demolished retaining walls on Palestinian farmlands owned by four residents.

(Source / 19.07.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Injure Three Palestinians In Nablus

On Tuesday dawn, Israeli soldiers injured three Palestinians in Askar al-Jadeed refugee camp, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the refugee camp before the soldiers stormed and searched homes.

They added that many Palestinians protested the invasion and hurled stones at the army vehicles before the soldiers fired many live rounds, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

Medical sources said the soldiers shot three young men with live fire before Palestinian medics rushed him to a hospital in Nablus.

Palestinian resistance fighters also exchanged fire with the invading soldiers in Askar al-Jadeed and nearby areas.

In related news, Palestinian fighters exchanged fire with Israeli soldiers invading the eastern neighborhood of Jenin city and the al-Jamala military roadblock north of Jenin in the northern part of the West Bank.

(Source / 19.07.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians After Colonizers Burnt Olive Trees Near Hebron

Dozens of Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation after Israeli soldiers attacked them when they rushed to their olive orchards to extinguish fire caused by illegal Israeli colonizers who invaded their lands in Surif town, northwest of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Hazem Ghneimat, the Mayor of Surif, said the colonizers from Beit Ayin illegal colony, built on stolen lands in the al-Jab’a and Beit Ummar nearby towns, burnt at least thirty olive trees and seven evergreens owned by Palestinians from Ghneimat and Abu Fara families, in the Khallet Ghneimat area.

He added that the Palestinians rushed to their lands to extinguish the fire before Israeli soldiers attacked them with gas bombs, causing dozens to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

In related news, many colonizers invaded Palestinian orchards in Kafr ed-Deek town, west of the central West Bank city of Salfit, and cut at least sixty olive trees owned by Hasan al-Mashni.

(Source / 19.07.2022)