Army Demolishes Shed, Home, Bulldozes Road, Near Nablus

On Tuesday, Israeli soldiers demolished an agricultural shed and a mobile home and bulldozed an agricultural road west of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in the northern West Bank, said the soldiers demolished an agricultural shed in Qossein town, west of Nablus.

Daghlas said the shed was 150 square meters, owned by a local farmer, Ra’ad al-Baz, and added that the soldiers also destroyed a mobile home in the same area.

Furthermore, the soldiers bulldozed an agricultural road and closed it with sand mounds, in the Abu Farwa area, between Deir Sharaf and Qossein.

The invasion led to protests before the soldiers fired several live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs.

(Source / 26.07.2022)

WAFA: “Ten people displaced as the Israel military demolishes their residence in Masafer Yatta”

HEBRON, Monday, July 25, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli occupation forces today demolished a Palestinian-owned house in Umm Qassa community in Masafer Yatta, in the South Hebron Hills, displacing 10 people, according to a local activist.

Rateb al-Jabour, a local activist, said that an Israeli army force escorted a bulldozer into the southern West Bank community, located to the northeast of Yatta, where the heavy machinery tore down a residence belonging to a local resident displacing his 10-member family.

He added that the soldiers also removed and seized a residential tent belonging to another resident in Khirbet al-Buweib, east of Yatta city.

He pointed out that Israeli forces have stepped up demolitions of Palestinian dwellings and structures in the southern Hebron hills communities and have been denying the inhabitants access to electricity and water as a means to displace them and make room for colonial settlement expansion.

Meanwhile, the Israeli military authorities handed four residents of Nahalin town, west of Bethlehem, notices ordering them to demolish their agricultural structure, located in the southern part of the town, and five other residents orders to stop the construction of their agricultural rooms, to demolish the foundations of a house, and to halt the construction of a building.

(Source / 26.07.2022)

Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians, Injure Many, Near Jerusalem

On Tuesday dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded Beit Duqqu and Biddu towns northwest of occupied Jerusalem, searched many homes, abducted five Palestinians, and wounded dozens during ensuing protests.

Media sources said many Israeli army jeeps invaded Beit Duqqu before the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes.

They added that the soldiers abducted four Palestinians; Tamer Marar, Ali Hamdan Daoud, Saif Bader, and Shadi Hussein.

Many Palestinians protested the invasion and hurled stones at the army jeeps before the soldiers fired a barrage of gas bombs, some striking homes, causing dozens of residents to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

The soldiers also invaded Biddu, searched several homes, and abducted a young man, Soheib Ahmad Abu Eid.

In related news, the soldiers abducted four young Palestinian men in the Bethlehem governorate, south of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

(Source / 26.07.2022)

Israeli Army Abducts Four Palestinians In Bethlehem

On Tuesday dawn, Israeli soldiers abducted four young Palestinian men in the Bethlehem governorate, south of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

Media sources said many army jeeps invaded the Deheishe refugee camp south of Bethlehem and searched many homes before abducting Laith al-Atrash, 20, and Jad Ma’ali, 20.

The sources added that the soldiers also invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, searched homes, and abducted Ala’ Khaled Abu Sammour, 31, and Hasan Ali Taqatqa, 26.

The soldiers also invaded the city of Beit Sahour, east of Bethlehem, and searched the homes of Mohammad Somrein and Mohammad Zayed Obeyyat.

(Source / 26.07.2022)

WAFA: “Israeli Colonizers Assault Farmers, Herders In Masafer Yatta”

HEBRON, Tuesday, July 26, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli colonizers today attacked farmers and herders in Khirbet Aqwewis in Masafer Yatta, in the South Hebron Hills, according to one of the farmers.

The farmer, Jibril Abu Arram, told WAFA that colonizers from Mitzpe Yair and Susiya, built illegally on usurped Palestinian-owned land east of Yatta town, attacked the farmers with batons, cursed them with profanity, and let their livestock graze in the wheat and barley crops and olive seedlings destroying the crops and the olive saplings.

The coordinator of the Popular Committees to Resist the Wall and Settlements east of Yatta, Ratib al-Jabour, told WAFA that the heavily armed settlers, under army protection, have escalated their attacks against Palestinians in Yatta and in the villages and hamlets of Masafer Yatta by attacking homes and structures, grazing their livestock on the crops, destroying electricity networks, and stealing drinking water to force people to leave their homes and lands in favor of settlement expansion.

(Source / 26.07.2022)

Army Demolishes A Coffee Shop Near Jenin

On Tuesday morning, Israeli soldiers demolished a coffee shop at the junction of Ya’bad town, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

Mohammad Khaled Atatra said several army jeeps and bulldozers invaded the area and demolished the coffee shop he owns along with his brothers Essam and Husam.

Mohammad added that the coffee shop was only 100 square meters and said the demolition was the fourth and was carried out without a prior warning.

The Israeli army claims the shop was built without a permit from the so-called “Civil Administration Office,” the administrative branch of the illegal occupation.

(Source / 26.07.2022)

Israeli Forces Explode Homes of Two Palestinian Prisoners

In an act of collective punishment directed toward the families of two Palestinian men imprisoned for the murder of an Israeli colonial settler, Israeli forces invaded the town of Salfit Monday, and destroyed their family’s homes by setting explosives and exploding the homes.

The two men, Yahia Mer’ey and Yousef ‘Aassi, are currently imprisoned in an Israeli prison, charged with the crime of killing Vyacheslav Golev, a security guard who was working at a guard post at the entrance to the illegal Israeli settlement of Ariel when two assailants ran up and shot him. Ariel is the largest Israeli colony in the West Bank, and was constructed mainly on land illegally confiscated from Palestinian landowners from Salfit area.

Prior to the invasion on Monday, Israeli forces distributed fliers to residents of the neighborhood warning them to evacuate their homes, as Israeli troops would soon be invading the street in order to demolish the family homes of the two men.

The troops arrived in the village, accompanied by armored D9 Caterpillar bulldozers (constructed in the United States for ‘military’ uses by foreign entities like the Israeli army). The soldiers then proceeded to place explosives during the night, while also attacking Palestinian protesters, then after dawn, the soldiers detonated the homes of Yahia Mer’ey and Yousef ‘Aassi.

Protests broke out when the soldiers invaded the village, with protesters chanting slogans for Palestinian equal rights, and to put an end to the discriminatory practice of preventing Palestinians from building on their land, while allowing Israelis to take over stolen Palestinian land with impunity.

During the protests, some Palestinian youth threw stones at the invading soldiers, and Israeli soldiers fired tear gas at the protesters, causing dozens of cases of tear gas inhalation, which were treated by medics on site.

The mayor of the village of Qarawat Bani Hassan, Ibrahim Assi Lamaa, told reporters that the Israeli soldiers surrounded the homes of the families of the two men accused of murder, Yahia Mer’ey and Yousef ‘Aassi. Mayor Lamaa also noted that the Israeli soldiers also raided a number of homes and forced their owners to leave.

(Source / 26.07.2022)

Israeli Army Abducts Two Palestinians In Bethlehem And Nablus

On Monday evening, Israeli soldiers abducted two Palestinians, including a teenage boy, in Bethlehem and Nablus, in the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said the soldiers invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, and abducted Khalil Kifah Thawabta, 16, while walking near the town’s western entrance.

The soldiers abducted Yazan Abdul-Karim Daraghma, 22, from the al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers stationed at the military roadblock at the village’s main entrance stopped a Palestinian car, cuffed and detained Daraghma for two hours before moving him to an interrogation facility.

The soldiers also stopped and searched many cars and interrogated the Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.

(Source / 26.07.2022)