Report: Israel killed 111 Palestinians in 2022

Israeli forces raid Silwad town of Ramallah, West Bank on August 31, 2022

Israel has killed 111 Palestinians and wounded hundreds more since the start of the year until the end of August, a Palestinian human rights organisation has said.

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) said in a report yesterday: “So far in 2022, IOF attacks killed 111 Palestinians, including 80 civilians: 24 children, 8 women, 2 Palestinians killed by Israeli settlers and the rest were activists; 15 of them were assassinated.”

As many as 1,277 Palestinians were injured, including 195 children, 39 women and 22 journalists, while three Palestinians, including a woman, died in Israeli prisons during the same period, according to the same source.

The rights watchdog added that the Israeli forces have displaced 108 families, consisting of 648 individuals, including 123 women and 300 children, because of the destruction of 113 homes and 41 residential tents, since the beginning of the year.

Occupation forces have also destroyed 81 civilian structures, bulldozed large areas of land, delivered dozens of demolition notices, halted construction of Palestinian properties and issued eviction notices.

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Extremist Jewish settlers carried out at least 176 attacks against Palestinians, killing two civilians, it added.

Israeli occupation forces carried out 185 incursions into the West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem, during which they raided and searched residential homes and facilities and set up checkpoints, according to the report.

During the raids, as many as 73 Palestinians – including eight children – were arrested.

“The [Israeli] occupation continues its inhumane and illegal siege imposed on the Gaza Strip for more than 15 years and continues to impose restrictions on freedom of movement in the West Bank,” PCHR said.

The PCHR urged the ICC to act seriously with regard to the situation in Palestine similar to its prompt action in Ukraine.

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(Source / 02.09.2022)

Israel refuses to release Ahmad Manasra, who was detained at 13

Ahmed Manasra (C), a 14-year old Palestinian boy, convicted of the attempted murder of two Israelis in a stabbing in October 2015, leaves the District Court in Jerusalem after his sentencing hearing on 7 November 2016

The Israeli Beersheba District Court yesterday rejected an appeal to remove the “terrorism” classification under which Palestinian prisoner Ahmad Manasra is being held, in spite of the fact that he was detained at the age of 13 in a brutal manner, violently interrogated without an adult or lawyer present and then held in jail even though he did not carry out a crime.

Israel has maintained Manasra’s classification as a detainee held for “terrorism” which means his defence team cannot apply for early release now that he has completed two-thirds of his term, according to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club.

In August, the Beersheba District Court extended Ahmad’s solitary confinement for another six months, despite the deterioration of his mental illness.

In 2015, then 13-year-old Ahmad and his 15-year-old cousin were accused of stabbing two Israelis in the Pisgat Ze’ev settlement in the occupied West Bank.

His cousin was shot dead at the scene, whereas Ahmad was hit by a car and sustained serious head injuries while an Israeli crowd jeered at him.

Following his arrest, video footage, widely circulated on social media, showed a young, distressed Ahmad being harshly treated and severely interrogated without the presence of his parents or legal representative.

After he had turned 14, in 2016, Ahmad was convicted of attempted murder and sentenced to 12 years in prison, although the law at the time when the crime was allegedly committed in 2015 did not permit the imprisonment of minors under the age of 14.

The sentence was later reduced to nine and a half years. His mental condition has, reportedly, steadily deteriorated, possibly due to the harsh conditions of his detention, the recurrent instances of solitary confinement and his being held in solitary confinement.

Despite Ahmad’s aggravated mental health conditions, Israeli authorities have rejected requests by his lawyers for his early release.
Medical reports found that Ahmad suffers from schizophrenia; confirming the devastating impact of the harsh treatment he was subjected to at a young age.

READ: Report: Israel killed 111 Palestinians in 2022

(Source / 02.09.2022)

Israeli settlers destroy water pipes in Bethlehem 

Israeli forces can be seen confiscating water pipes in the Jordan Valley, 6 July 2018 

Israeli settlers yesterday destroyed water pipes in Kisan village, east of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank.

A village council member, Ahmed Ghazal, told Safa Press Agency that settlers cut the water pipes network in Wadi Abyan area. As a result, the water supply was cut off to a number of houses in the village.

In another incident in Bethlehem, Israeli occupation forces opened fire at a Palestinian vehicle in the Aqba Hasna area.

Kisan and Khalayel al-Louz are subject to frequent violations by Israeli soldiers and illegal settlers; the violations include demolishing homes and structures, uprooting lands, and annexing the lands so that Israel can build and expand its illegal colonies.

Report: Israel killed 111 Palestinians in 2022

(Source / 02.09.2022)

Israeli occupation forces kill two Palestinians in Nablus, Al-Bireh

Jerusalem (QNN) – Two Palestinian youths were shot dead this early morning when the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) stormed the Balata refugee camp, east of Nablus, and the city of Al-Bireh in the occupied West Bank.

The first martyr was identified as Samer Khaled, a 25-year-old resident of Ein Beit el Ma refugee camp in Nablus, who reportedly died from serious gunshot wounds sustained by Israeli military gunfire in the neck.

Simultaneously, the IOF stormed Um Al-Sharayet neighborhood in Al-Bireh, sparking violent confrontations with residents, during which Palestinian youth Yazan Afana, from the Qalandia refugee camp, was shot dead by IOF soldiers.

Witnesses said that IOF soldiers forced their way into the neighborhood, ransacking several houses and sparking confrontations.

The IOF soldiers opened fire towards local youths attempting to block their passage, killing Afana, a 26-year-old resident of the nearby Qalandiya refugee camp, north of Jerusalem.

(Source / 02.09.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians Near Jenin And Nablus

On Friday morning, Israeli soldiers abducted two Palestinians near Jenin and Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

In Jenin, the soldiers invaded the Zababda town south of the city, searched homes, and abducted a former political prisoner, Mhanna Khaled Sharqawi.

The soldiers also closed the main road leading to Burqin town, west of Jenin, and conducted massive searches in the area, including in olive orchards and the areas around the al-Jalama military roadblock.

Dozens of soldiers were also deployed around Arraba, Ya’bad, Kafrit, Marka, Toura, Rommana, Zabbouba, and Ta’nak.

Furthermore, the soldiers abducted Ahmad Mustafa Awaysa from Wadi al-Far’a, south of Tubas in the northeastern West Bank, after stopping him at the Za’tara military roadblock, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

The Palestinian was taken prisoner at the roadblock while heading to Ramallah, in the central West Bank.

Also, the soldiers abducted Adham Lutfi Nimir from his home in Silwad town, east of Ramallah, in the central part of the occupied West Bank, just two days after abducting his brother, Mohammad.

(Source / 02.09.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Near Ramallah

On Friday dawn, Israeli soldiers abducted a Palestinian in Silwad town, east of Ramallah, in the central part of the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said several military jeeps invaded the town before the soldiers abducted Adham Lutfi Nimir from his home.

They stated that the soldiers smashed the house’s main door before breaking into it and conducted violent searches of the property before abducting Adham.

It is worth mentioning that two days earlier, the soldiers abducted Adham’s brother, Mohammad.

(Source / 02.09.2022)

Israeli Colonizers Destroy Water Pipelines, Attack Homes, Near Bethlehem

On Thursday, illegal Israeli colonizers invaded Kisan village and the Khalayel al-Loiz area in the Bethlehem governorate, in the occupied West Bank, destroyed water pipelines, and attacked homes.

Several illegal colonizers invaded the Wad Ebyan area in Kisan village, east of Bethlehem, and damaged pipelines providing water for the Palestinian homes and agricultural lands.

Local sources said a large group of colonizers invaded the Palestinian lands and damaged the pipelines before fleeing the area.

The village is subject to constant assaults and violations by the paramilitary colonizers who attack the farmers, their homes and lands, and the shepherds.

The colonizers also invaded the Khalayel al-Louz area, south of Bethlehem, and hurled stones at several Palestinian homes, causing damage and anxiety attacks among the residents, especially the children.

Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the Wall & Colonization Resistance Commission’s office in Bethlehem, identified the owners of some of the attacked homes as Ibrahim Sweiss, Awad Sweiss, and Issa Jubran.

Kisan and Khalayel al-Louz are subject to frequent violations by Israeli soldiers and illegal colonialist settlers; the violations include demolishing homes and structures, uprooting lands, and annexing the lands so that Israel can build and expand its illegal colonies.

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 / 02.09.2022)