Israeli Soldiers Injure A Palestinian Before Abducting Him Near Nablus

On Wednesday, Israeli injured a Palestinian man before abducting him in Salem village, east of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Ahmad Jibril, the head of the Emergency Department of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in Nablus, said the soldiers fired at Mohammad Daoud Shtayyeh, causing burns and shrapnel wounds in his arm and abdomen.

Jibril added that PRCS medics rushed to the scene and tried to provide Mohammad with the needed treatment, but the soldiers barred them from reaching him and took him to an unknown destination.

The Israeli army claimed the Palestinian tried to snatch a weapon from a soldier before the soldiers fired a warning shot and abducted him.

It added that the Palestinians suffered burns from the rifle’s barrel and received treatment before he was arrested.

On Wednesday dawn, Israeli soldiers abducted twenty-seven Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank.

Earlier Wednesday morning, Israeli soldiers killed Younis Ghassan Tayeh, 21, after shooting him with a live round in his heart in the al-Far’a refugee camp, south of Tubas, in the northeastern West Bank, and abducted Odai Tayeh and Maan Amin al-Ghoul, 22.

(Source / 07.09.2022)

Detained Siblings Continue Hunger Strike

The Palestinians Detainees’ Committee has reported that two siblings imprisoned by Israel under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial are ongoing with the hunger strike they started 31 days earlier.

The Committee’s spokesperson, Hasan Abed-Rabbo, said Ahmad Mousa, 44, is currently held at the infamous Ramla prison clinic that lacks specialists and basic supplies, despite his heart and kidney diseases.

Abed-Rabbo added that Ahmad and his brother Adal, 34, from the Al-Khader town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, started the hunger strike on the second day after the soldiers abducted them on August 7th, 2022.

The two detained siblings are also former political prisoners, and in the year 2019, Ahmad held a hunger strike for 31 days, protesting being held under Administrative Detention orders, and suffered a stroke that impacted his arm and leg. At the time, he ended the strike after reaching an agreement for his release.

His brother Adal, a married father of two children, was imprisoned by Israel for seven years, including five years of continued imprisonment.

In related news, Jawad Jawareesh, 41, from Bethlehem, continues the hunger strike he started six days earlier, demanding to be allowed to visit with his two imprisoned brothers.

Jawareesh was abducted in the year 2002 and has since been barred from visiting his brothers, Abdullah and Orabi, due to various Israeli allegations and restrictions,

He is serving a life sentence and was frequently placed in solitary confinement; Jawad is a married father of two girls, including one who was only eight months of age when the soldiers abducted him.

(Source / 07.09.2022)

WAFA: “Israeli court extends detention of Palestinian journalist from Jerusalem and a mother of two”

JERUSALEM, Wednesday, September 7, 2022 (WAFA) – An Israeli court today extended until tomorrow the detention of a Palestinian journalist from occupied East Jerusalem and a mother of two, according to local sources.

Lama Ghosheh, 32, married, a mother of two children, and a graduate student at Birzeit University, was detained at her Sheikh Jarrah home in occupied East Jerusalem on Sunday, during which her cellular phone and computer were seized.

It is believed her detention is related to her work as a journalist and her defense of Sheikh Jarrah homes against takeover by Israeli settlers.

Ghosheh was detained several times in the past for her journalistic work with the East Jerusalem-based Elia Youth Media Foundation, which was raided several times and the last was in 2018 when it was shuttered down on allegation of affiliation with a “terrorist” organization.

The arrest of Ghosheh is part of the ongoing Israeli crackdown on Palestinian journalists climaxed with the killing of veteran Palestinian American Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers on May 11 while covering an army assault on the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

Rights organizations have documented hundreds of Israeli violations of freedom of expression and media over the years targeting mainly Palestinian journalists.

Only yesterday, an Israeli military court sentenced journalism student Dina Jaradat, 23, to four-and-a-half months in prison apparently for her writings on social media.

(Source / 07.09.2022)

Israeli Army Invades Farmlands, Attacks Palestinian Farmers In Southern Gaza

On Wednesday morning, Israeli soldiers invaded Palestinian farmlands and attacked farmers near Khan Younis, in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip.

The invasion was carried out by eight military vehicles, including two Merkava tanks and four D9 armored bulldozers, and bulldozed Palestinian lands near the fence.

Media sources said the soldiers, stationed across the perimeter fence, fired many live rounds at Palestinian farmers in Khuza’a town, east of Khan Younis.

They added that the farmers were working on their farmlands near the fence when the soldiers attacked them with live fire and several gas bombs.

The attack did not lead to casualties but forced the farmers to leave their lands, fearing further Israeli military escalation.

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.

Earlier Wednesday in the West Bank, Israeli soldiers abducted twenty-seven Palestinians from several parts of the occupied territory.

Also, the soldiers killed Younis Ghassan Tayeh, 21, after shooting him with a live round in his heart in the al-Far’a refugee camp, south of Tubas, in the northeastern West Bank.

(Source / 07.09.2022)

Updated: Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twenty-Seven Palestinians In West Bank

Updated: On Wednesday dawn, Israeli soldiers abducted at least twenty-seven Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank.

In the occupied capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank, the soldiers abducted Majd Safa and Khaled Safa, Abed Arafat Faqeeh, Yazan Matar, and Hamdi Radwan Ziad.

In Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, the soldiers abducted Mo’taz and his brother Moammar Marwan Nammoura from their home in Doura town, south of the city, in addition to Majed Nasr from Deir al-Asal village, southwest of Hebron, and Younis Odah al-Hroub, 38, from Kharas village, northwest of Hebron, after the army stormed and ransacked their homes.

The soldiers also invaded and ransacked the homes of a former political prisoner, Mahmoud al-Fasfous, and several others in Doura, causing damage.

In addition, the army installed roadblocks on Hebron’s northern roads and streets leading to ath-Thaheriyya, Sa’ir, and Halhoul towns, stopped and searched dozens of cars, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.

In Qalqilia, in the northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Miqdad Raed Huotari, 21, from his home after the army invaded and violently searched it in the city.

In Nablus, in the northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Hamdi Ja’ara from the Dahia area in the city, in addition to Saddam Abu Sheikh, Khalil Hamayel, and Morad Hamayel, from their homes in Beita town, south of the city.

It is worth mentioning that, on Tuesday evening, the family of Khaled Bakir from Nablus reported him missing before they found out, Wednesday, that the soldiers had abducted him.

In Tulkarem, also in the northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted a former political prisoner, Ala Abdul-Nasser Abu Shanab, 26, from his home in the city’s eastern neighborhood. Israel imprisoned Ala for three years before he was released in August 2020.

In Jenin, in the northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Anan Nasser Salah while crossing a military roadblock near Ya’bad town, south of the city.

The Palestinian is the brother of a political prisoner, Osama, in addition to Yousef Salah, 22, who was killed by the army on June 17, 2022, and Sa’ad Salah, 20, who was killed by the Israeli army on July 12, 2017.

In Ramallah, in the central West Bank, the soldiers abducted Tamer Akram Hamed, 17, Khaled Ezzat Hamed, 17, Abbas Abdul-Hakim, Mohammad Maher al-Mikhel, Mahmoud Kharoufa, and his son Mamoun from their homes in Silwad town, northeast of the city.

The soldiers also abducted Omar Barghouthi and Mohannad Yousef Refa’ey, 20, from their homes, and confiscated a car, in Kafr Ein village, northwest of Ramallah.
Earlier Wednesday morning, Israeli soldiers killed Younis Ghassan Tayeh, 21, after shooting him with a live round in his heart in the al-Far’a refugee camp, south of Tubas, in the northeastern West Bank, and abducted Odai Tayeh and Maan Amin al-Ghoul, 22.

(Source / 07.09.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Near Tubas

Earlier Wednesday morning, Israeli soldiers killed a young Palestinian man in the al-Far’a refugee camp, south of Tubas, in the northeastern West Bank.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that the soldiers killed Younis Ghassan Tayeh, 21, after shooting him with a live round in his heart.

It added that the Palestinian medics rushed Younis to a hospital in Tubas, but he succumbed to his serious wounds.

The soldiers invaded the refugee camp, leading to protests, and attacked the Palestinians with dozens of live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

The soldiers also stormed and ransacked the family home of the slain Palestinian and interrogated his family.

In addition, the army abducted Odai Tayeh and Maan Amin al-Ghoul, 22, from their homes and invaded the home of former political prisoner Yousef Tayeh to abduct him but could not find him.

After Tayeh’s death, the Palestinians declared a general strike in the Tubas governorate to mourn his death.

On Tuesday dawn, September 6, the soldiers killed Mohammad Mousa Saba’na, 29, and injured at least nine Palestinians in the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

On Monday dawn, September 5, the soldiers invaded Jenin city and Qabatia town, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, killed a young man, Taher Mohmmad Zakarna, 19, injured another, and abducted five.

On Friday, September 2, the soldiers killed Fadi Mohammad Fayez Ghattas, 19, after an alleged stabbing attack targeting soldiers, near Beit Einoun village junction, northeast of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

On Thursday dawn, September 1, the soldiers killed Yazan Naim Affana, 24, after shooting him with live fire while the army withdrew from Um ash-Sharayet neighborhood in Al-Biereh city after the army invaded the Al-Biereh city in the Ramallah and Al-Biereh governorate, in the central part of the occupied West Bank.

On the same day, the soldiers killed Mahmoud Suleiman Khaled, 25, in front of the main entrance of Balata refugee camp, east of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

On September 3, Mousa Haroun Abu Mahameed, 40, a Palestinian political prisoner held by Israel, died at an Israeli medical center.

(Source / 07.09.2022)

Israel To Use Armed Drones During West Bank Invasion

The Israeli army intends to use armed drones during invasions into several parts of the occupied West Bank.

Israeli Channel 11 News has reported that the commanders of the Israeli army in the West Bank and the Commander of the “Menashe Brigade” underwent training on the operation of armed drones to use in invasions into areas of the West Bank.

Division Commanders of the Israeli military in the occupied West Bank will be the persons deciding on using the attack drone during the Israeli military invasions of certain parts of the occupied West Bank.

The armed drones will be used in bombing certain areas, dubbed as “difficult” where the military faces armed resistance from Palestinian fighters when the military invades these cities, towns or refugee camps.

The new regulations are likely specifically meant to be mainly used in Jenin and Nablus, where the Israeli army has been encountering armed resistance from Palestinian fighters during Israeli daily military invasions.

The drones would be used to specify resistance targets to bomb before the army invades certain areas or during these invasions to assassinate armed resistance fighters and reduce the possibility of exchanging fire with them.

While the illegal Israeli policy of extra-judicially assassinating Palestinian fighters, political leaders, and even social figures is not new, the army largely used fighter jets to fire missiles into homes and buildings or at cars to conduct these assassinations, an issue that always led to large numbers of civilian casualties.

These extras-judicial assassinations were largely not carried out during armed confrontations and targeted not only fighters but also focused on political leaders and even social figures in what Israel “justified” as “preemptive strikes”.

The new regulations of using armed drones in the West Bank would likely be used to assassinate fighters actively engaging or about to engage in exchanging fire with invading brigades and soldiers.

They could also be deployed to assassinate fighters and leaders with the smaller missiles used in these armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) even if the occupation army was not invading the targeted areas.

It is worth mentioning that Israel has been using its armed drones in attacking several parts of the Gaza Strip, in addition to using its fighter jets, in assassinating fighters or leaders, including in their homes, killing them and their families, especially during the frequent Israeli offensives of the coastal region.

The Israeli army has also been using surveillance drones in the West Bank, especially during protests against the Annexation Wall and colonies, however, the use of armed drones in the West Bank, could potentially lead to a serious escalation, and retaliation by the Palestinian fighters, which would also mean even more escalation across the occupied territory.

(Source / 07.09.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian At The Al-Karam Border Crossing

On Tuesday, Israeli soldiers abducted a young Palestinian man while crossing the Al-Karama Border Terminal between the occupied West Bank and Jordan.

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers abducted Anan Jad Sabri Jad, 29, at the border terminal and took him to an unknown destination.

The PPS added that Anan, from Barta’a ash-Sharqiyya village, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, was trying to travel to Jordan on his way to Turkey when the soldiers abducted him.

In related news, the soldiers installed many roadblocks around the villages of Rommana, Zabbouba, Tayba, Ta’nak, and Aneen in the Jenin governorate, before stopping and searching dozens of Palestinian cars.

On Tuesday evening, Israeli soldiers abducted two Palestinians, including a child, in Jerusalem and Hebron, in the occupied West Bank.

Also, a group of illegal paramilitary Israeli colonizers attacked Palestinian homes in the Khalayel al-Louz area, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, wounding a young man before Israeli soldiers abducted nine Palestinians, including siblings.

(Source / 07.09.2022)

Including A Child, Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians in Jerusalem And Hebron

On Tuesday evening, Israeli soldiers abducted two Palestinians, including a child, in Jerusalem and Hebron, in the occupied West Bank.

In the occupied capital, Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted a young man, Mustafa Beidoun, after stopping him in the Bab as-Saher Gate area.

The soldiers cuffed the young man and took him to a police center in Salahuddin Street in Jerusalem.

In Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, the soldiers abducted a child, Abdul-Rahman ar-Razem, 13, from the city’s southern area.

In related news, a group of illegal paramilitary Israeli colonizers attacked Palestinian homes in the Khalayel al-Louz area, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, wounding a young man before Israeli soldiers abducted nine Palestinians, including siblings.

(Source / 07.09.2022)

Israeli Colonizers Injure One Palestinian, Soldiers Abduct Nine, In Bethlehem

On Tuesday, a group of illegal paramilitary Israeli colonizers attacked Palestinian homes in the Khalayel al-Louz area, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, wounding a young man before Israeli soldiers abducted nine Palestinians, including siblings.

Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the Bethlehem office of the Wall And Colonization Resistance Commission, said the colonizers attacked a home owned by members of the local Obeyyat family in Bethlehem and hurled stones at them and their property.

He added that the colonizers also assaulted several Palestinians, wounding one who suffered various cuts and bruises.

Israeli soldiers invaded the village and started attacking the Palestinians defending their homes from the colonizers.

The soldiers fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades before abducting Yousef Obeyyat and Zakariyya Obeyyat.

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers also abducted Walid Mohammad Abed, Saif Ahmad Abu Kamel, Tareq Ahmad Abu Kamel, Yousef Mohammad Hasan, in addition to Mohammad, Ahmad, and Rami Yosef Hasan.

Breijiyya said this attack is the third the colonizers carried out against the Palestinians in Khalayel al-Louz in one week.

(Source / 07.09.2022)