Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians Near Hebron

On Wednesday, Israeli soldiers injured many Palestinians at the main entrance of the Al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Media sources the soldiers attacked Palestinians, protesting the repeated closure and escalating invasions of the refugee camp before the soldiers fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at them.

They added that many Palestinians suffered the severe effects of tear gas inhalation before receiving the needed treatment.

The soldiers also closed streets leading to the refugee camp and prevented the Palestinians from crossing, in addition to interrogating many while inspecting their ID cards.

In related news, the soldiers closed the iron gate at the western entrance of Tuqu’ town, southeast of Bethlehem, and conducted military training.

(Source / 21.09.2022)

WAFA: “Suffocation injuries during Israeli assault on school near Nablus, Ramallah”

NABLUS, Wednesday, September 21, 2022 (WAFA) – A number of Palestinian students Wednesday suffered from suffocation after Israeli forces fired tear gas bombs at a school in the village of Burqa, northwest of the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, and Aboud near Ramallah.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlements in the northern West Bank, told WAFA that the Israeli forces fired a number of sound and gas bombs at Burqa High School, located to the west of the village. As a result, a number of students suffocated due to inhaling the toxic gas fired at them by the soldiers.

Meanwhile, a number of students in the village of Aboud village, northwest of Ramallah, suffered from suffocation after Israeli forces fired toxic and tear gas bombs at two schools in the village.

(Source / 21.09.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Uproot Dozens Of Olive Trees Near Salfit

On Wednesday, Israeli soldiers uprooted at least fifty olive trees in Palestinian orchards in the Zawiya town, west of Salfit, in the central West Bank.

Anees Shqeir, the deputy mayor of Salfit, said the soldiers started uprooting the Palestinian orchards near the town’s northern entrance.

He stated that the uprooting of the orchards is part of a water network project run by Mekorot Israeli national water company aiming at installing water pipelines between the illegal Ariel colony in the east and Elkana northwest of az-Zawiya.

The project, destroying and devastating the Palestinian orchards, is only meant to serve the illegal, segregated Israeli colonies built on stolen lands, in direct violation of International Law.

The official added that the Israeli colonialist project would destroy and uproot at least 40 Dunams of Palestinian orchards and farmlands.

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 / 21.09.2022)

PCHR: “Sixth in This Year: Cancer Patient Dies after Israel Denies His Travel for Treatment Abroad”

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): Date: 21 September 2022:  Yesterday, 20 September 2022, a patient namely, Tayseer Daoud Yousuf Al-Sayegh (67), died at dawn when the Israeli authorities denied his travel for treatment at Al-Muttala’ Hospital in occupied Jerusalem. Accordingly, since the beginning of this year, the number of patients denied travel for treatment abroad has risen to 6, including 3 children.

Mikhail Yousuf Nicola Al-Nasrawi (28), the patient’s companion, said that in a medical examination for al-Sayegh at al-Quds Hospital in Gaza City late in July 2022, doctors discovered a cancerous tumor spread in his lung and liver and confirmed the urgent need for an urgent treatment protocol that is not available in the Gaza Strip Hospitals and only available in Al-Muttala’ Hospital in occupied Jerusalem.

Thus, al-Sayegh received medical referral and a hospital appointment on 05 September 2022. He then applied for a permit to the Israeli authorities to travel via Beit Hanoun ‘Erez’ crossing and receive treatment at the Hospital on the date appointed for his treatment, yet the latter delayed responding to his travel permit and the appointment date expired.

As a result, he had to obtain a new appointment on 02 October 2022 and applied again for the permit to allow him to travel. The patient headed to the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) to help him obtaining a permit, but his health condition deteriorated, and he died at dawn on Tuesday before his permit was issued.

PCHR, in its capacity as the legal representative, intervened and sent an urgent request to the Israeli legal advisor at Bein Hanoun “Erez” crossing to allow the patient to travel on 05 September 2022 but received a response that the permit was denied.

PCHR then submitted a challenge to the Israeli Prosecution on 15 September to all the patient to travel due to his serious condition, but the patient died before receiving a response to the challenge.

According to PCHR’s follow-up, since the beginning of so far this year, the Israeli authorities have obstructed the travel of 5,001 patients with serious diseases that lack treatment at the Strip’s hospitals.[1]

These restrictions coincide with the deterioration of the healthcare system in the Gaza Strip due to the Israeli-imposed closure on the Gaza Strip for the last 16 years, causing a perpetual shortage of essential drugs and medical devices and insufficient number of specialized health personnel.

PCHR condemns the obstruction of Gaza Strip Patients’ travel for treatment abroad, and calls on the international community, including the High Contracting Parties to the 1949 Fourth Geneva Convention to exert pressure on the Israeli occupation authorities to assume their legal responsibilities towards the Gaza Strip population, including patients, and to ensure that adequate and safe mechanism is provided for their travel.

PCHR calls on the international community to pressure Israel to lift the closure imposed on the Gaza Strip in line with Security Council Resolution No. 1860 that calls for the unimpeded provision and distribution of humanitarian assistance throughout Gaza, including of food, fuel, and medical treatment which means allowing the entry of medical supplies used in radiotherapy, chemical drugs and periodic examinations for cancer patients that are not available in Gaza hospitals.

(Source / 21.09.2022)

PCHR Condemns Israeli Authorities’’ Attempts to Impose Distorted Version of Curriculum in Occupied Jerusalem Schools

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR)Date: 20 September 2022: The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the Israeli decision to impose a distorted version of the official Palestinian curriculum in occupied East Jerusalem.

PCHR emphasizes that Jerusalem is an occupied city since 1967 according to the United Nations and Security Council resolutions, and the occupying power shall make no changes to the curriculum and cultural heritage of the occupied city.

PCHR believes that the new Israeli measures aim to obliterate the Palestinian identity and deprive Jerusalemite students of being part of their social and cultural fabric and exercising their right to education.

According to PCHR’s follow up, on 25 August 2022, Palestinian schools in occupied East Jerusalem received a decision from the Israeli Ministry of Education to prohibit teaching the Palestinian curriculum and threatened to revoke licenses from the non-compliant educational institutions.

Moreover, in late July 2022, Israeli authorities handed notices to al-Ibrahimiyya and al-Iman Schools and their branches and threatened to revoke their licenses if they do not teach the Israeli-imposed curriculum.

Ziad Shamali, Head of the School Students’ Parents Committee in occupied East Jerusalem, said to PCHR’s fieldworker that Israel seeks to impose the distorted version of the Palestinian curriculum on 42,000 students in 82 private schools in the City, adding that this curriculum seems to be similar to the official Palestinian curriculum, but contains alteration of the Palestinian national and societal concepts and values.

Al-Shamali indicated that Israeli authorities opened new schools to teach the Israeli curriculum, while they prevent the establishment of new Palestinian schools for Jerusalemite students, despite the dire need for about 2000 classrooms.

On Monday, 19 September 2022, the Students’ Parents Committee in occupied East Jerusalem, announced an all-out strike and did not allow their children to attend school as parts of steps taken by the Committee in protest against the Israeli occupation authorities’ attempts to impose the altered version of the official Palestinian curriculum.

Since 1967, the Israeli occupation has spared no attempts to target the education in occupied East Jerusalem via various measures, including working on distorting or changing the Palestinian curriculum and preventing the establishment of schools or to add new classrooms in already existed schools, especially in occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City.

The Palestinian Ministry of Education denounced in a statement the fierce campaign on the Palestinian education in occupied Jerusalem and the Israeli plans aiming to distort and obliterate the Palestinian identity.

The ministry added that Israel works on altering the Palestinian schoolbooks and threatens schools in occupied Jerusalem to repeal their licenses if the latter do not comply with the altered version of the curriculum.

Furthermore, the Israeli authorities attempt to impose Israeli education programs on Jerusalem’s schools although all these schools, whether private or international, have to obtain a teaching license from the Palestinian Ministry of Education, and this requires their commitment to teach the curriculum, books and exams adopted by the State of Palestine.

The latest Israeli measures are against the UNESCO Resolution No. 212 EX/43. which says that all legislative, administrative, and other measures taken by Israel as an occupying power, which have altered or purport to alter the character and status of the Occupied City of Jerusalem are null and void.

Also, the Executive Council of UNESCO, in article 25 of its Resolution no. 207/ 39C, urged the Israeli authorities to cease all their oversight measures on the Palestinian curriculum in occupied Jerusalem, and expressed its ongoing concern over actions and obstacles that prevent Palestinian students from being part of their social and cultural fabric and exercising their right to education.

PCHR condemns the Israeli decision to impose distorted versions of the curriculum on occupied Jerusalem’s schools and calls on the High Contracting Parties to exert pressure on Israel to implement Articles 24, 50 and 94 of the Fourth Geneva Convention relevant to children’s right to education.

Also, PCHR demands respect for UNESCO resolutions relevant to the occupied Palestinian territory, especially ceasing all Israeli measures aiming at changing the character of the occupied East Jerusalem, and not making changes to the Palestinian curriculum adopted in the city.

(Source / 21.09.2022)

Soldiers Demolish Two Residential Sheds Near Ramallah

On Wednesday, Israeli soldiers invaded the Ein Samia Bedouin community, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and demolished two residential sheds.

Hasan Mleihat, the general supervisor of the Al-Baidar Organization for Defending Bedouin Rights, said several army vehicles invaded Ein Samia Bedouin community in Kafr Malek village, east of Ramallah, after surrounding and isolating it.

Mleihat added that the soldiers demolished the two residential sheds owned by Hasan Salama Ka’abna and Najeh Mohammad Ka’abna.

The demolitions led to the displacement of 17 Palestinians, including children, women, and the elderly.

The Israeli army repeatedly targets Bedouin communities across the occupied West Bank, including near Ramallah, Hebron, Tubas, and the Jordan Valley.

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The Israeli Information Center For Human Rights in the Occupied Territories (B’Tselem):

The ‘Ein Samia community, which lies east of the village of Kafr Malik in Ramallah District, is home to 28 families, numbering a total of about 200 people. Since the community was established in 1977, its residents have been living under the threat of expulsion and suffering violence by settlers and Israeli forces.

Since settlers established the outpost of Micha’s Farm about three years ago, the violence has increased, affecting not only the community but also the residents of al-MughayirKafr Malik, and other area communities.

(Source / 21.09.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In West Bank

On Wednesday dawn, Israeli soldiers abducted at least fifteen Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank.

In Bethlehem, several army jeeps invaded the Deheishe refugee camp south of the city, searched homes, and abducted Mohammad Saifi Balboul.

In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted Monther Hamada, Kifah Yasser Abu Al-Hawa, and Ayman Abu Al-Hawa. Monther of the husband of a political prisoner, Fadwa Hamada.

In Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, the soldiers invaded Doura, southeast of the city, searched homes, and abducted former political prisoners, Hisham Abu Hawwash and Ayman Tbeish, after storming and ransacking their homes.

It is worth mentioning that Abu Hawwash went on hunger strike for 141 days, ending it on January 4th, 2022, after reaching an agreement ending his arbitrary Administrative Detention order without charges or trial, and was released a few months earlier.

Also in Doura, the soldiers abducted Aref Salama Harbiyyat and his brother Adel, in addition to Mahmoud Abdul-Halim Talahma and Mousa Shadid, 72.

The soldiers installed many roadblocks on Hebron’s northern roads and the main entrances of Beit Awwa, Sa’ir, and Halhoul towns, stopped and searched dozens of cars, and interrogated the Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.

In Tulkarem, in the northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted two siblings, former political prisoner Aws Mohammad al-Hosary, 28, and his brother Hazem, from their homes in Thannaba Suburb.

The soldiers also invaded Deir Sharaf town, northwest of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and searched homes.

The soldiers also place big rocks to close the main entrance of Qusra town, southeast of Nablus, before the Palestinians reopened it.

In Ramallah, in the central West Bank, the soldiers abducted Ahmad Mohammad Dar Abu Nasr and Mohammad Hussein Abu ‘Aadi, in Kafr Ni’ma village, northwest of Ramallah, and Issa Jami Yousef Shello, 20, from Ein Arik village, west of the city, after storming their homes and ransacking them.

Furthermore, the soldiers invaded Sarta village, west of the central West Bank city of Salfit, installed two military roadblocks at its main entrances, stopped and searched dozens of cars, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.

(Source / 21.09.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Confiscate A Mobile Home Near Nablus

On Wednesday, several Israeli army jeeps invaded Khirbat al-Marajem village in Doura town, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and confiscated a mobile home.

Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in the northern West Bank, said the soldiers surrounded the area before invading it.

Daghlas added that the soldiers confiscated a mobile home and a porta-potty owned by Mohammad Deif Mosallam on his land.

The official stated that the Israeli army has been escalating its violations in the area to force the Palestinians to leave their lands and replace them with illegal colonies.

(Source / 21.09.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Detain Five Palestinian Shepherds In Northern Plains

On Tuesday evening, Israeli soldiers invaded grazing lands in the Um al-Qaba Meadow, in the Northern Plains of the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank, and detained five shepherds.

Mo’taz Bisharat, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in Tubas, said the soldiers chased the shepherds while trying to force them out of the grazing lands and detained five.

Bisharat added that the detained shepherds have been identified as Mohammad Nayef Faqir, Nayef Mohammad Faqir, Khali Ali Faqir, Sa’ad Ali Faqir, and Mohammad Ali Faqir.

The Palestinians in the area are subject to ongoing Israeli violations, including frequent assaults by illegal colonizers.

The Israeli army also frequently displaces Bedouin communities in the Jordan Valley and other parts of the occupied West Bank to conduct live-fire military drills.

These drills have led to massive destruction of lands and other property, burning hundreds of dunams of farmlands, displacing hundreds of Bedouin families, and causing dozens of casualties, including fatalities.

(Source / 21.09.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Attack Funeral, Injure Many Palestinians in Hebron

On Tuesday evening, Israeli soldiers shot a young man and caused many Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation after the army attacked a funeral procession in Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Local activist Mohammad Awad said the Palestinian were in a funeral procession of a deceased man and were trying to reach the graveyard at the entrance of the town.

Awad added that the soldiers invaded homes and occupied rooftops in the area before firing many gas bombs and live rounds at the mourners, wounding a young man with a live round in the thigh and causing many to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

In Bethlehem, the soldiers caused many Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation after the army fired gas bombs and concussion grenades at them.

Eyewitnesses said the area was calm, and no protests were taking place when the soldiers attacked the Palestinians and their homes.

In Jenin, in the northern West Bank, the soldiers invaded Taybeh village, west of the city, searched several homes and shops, and confiscated surveillance recordings.

(Source / 21.09.2022)