Soldiers Demolish A Home, Abduct Two Palestinians And Injure Two

On Thursday, Israeli soldiers invaded the Khallet Taha area, southwest of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, demolished a home, abducted two Palestinians, and injured two.

Several army jeeps and bulldozers invaded Khallet Taha, west of Doura town, southwest of Hebron, and demolished a 100 square meters home after forcing the family out.

Media sources said the demolished home, owned by Mohammad Noah Al-Hroub, sheltered seven Palestinians, including three with special needs.

Many Palestinians tried to help the family remove its furniture and belongings from their home before the soldiers fired live rounds, gas bombs, and concussion grenades, causing many to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation before abducting two.

The soldiers assaulted Noah and his family while forcing them out of their home, wounding his wife, who suffered several lacerations and bruises.

Noah said this is the third time the army had demolished his home, starting in 2020 when it was still under construction, then again last year.

Khallet Taha is a frequently targeted area by the Israeli army and the colonizers in Hebron, especially since Israel is planning to illegally annex 3000 Dunams of Palestinian lands to build and expand its illegal colonies, including the planned expansion of the nearby Negohot colony.

(Source / 07.10.2022)

WAFA: “Israeli police, settlers kick Palestinian landowners out of lands in Jerusalem’s Wadi Rababa”

JERUSALEM, Friday, October 07, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli police and settlers broke today into a Palestinian-owned land in the occupied Jerusalem neighborhood of Wadi Rababa, where they forced Palestinian landowners who were picking olives out of their lands and arrested one of them, according to local sources.

WAFA correspondent said Israeli police stormed the neighborhood and forced Palestinian farmers who were picking olives in their own lands to leave, claiming that the ownership of the lands is disputed, and that far-right settler organizations have ownership claims to these lands.

The Israeli police also arrested a Palestinian landowner, Mohammad Simrin, after forcing the rest of the landowners to leave.

Earlier today, dozens of local Palestinian landowners and their families, accompanied by international supporters, embarked on picking olives in these lands after Israeli settlers broke into some of these lands during the previous two days and stole amounts of olive fruits with protection from Israeli police.

Although the olive harvest has not officially kicked off in Palestine, including Jerusalem, many Palestinian landowners in the occupied capital have decided to start the season sooner to avoid harvest thefts by Israeli settlers.

The Wadi al-Rababa lands in the Silwan neighborhood of occupied Jerusalem comprise about 21 hectares, on which about 800 Palestinian Jerusalemites live in precarious conditions due to harassment and attacks by Israeli forces and settlers, attempting to expel them from their lands.

In early 2018, the Israeli occupation authorities had dug the foundations for a suspension bridge, expected to be 240 meters long and 30 meters high, which would run from the al-Thouri neighborhood, passing through Palestinian-owned lands in Wadi al-Rababa.

The bridge, which was part of a colonialist project funded by Israel Land Authority and the Open Spaces Fund, was planned to establish Talmudic gardens and tourist parks and paths serving the colonial Israeli settlers in the city.

(Source / 07.10.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians In Beita Near Nablus

On Friday, Israeli soldiers injured several Palestinians during the weekly procession against the illegal colonialist activities in Beita town, south of Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank.

The Palestinians marched in the town, chanting against the illegal Israeli occupation, its escalating violations, and the colonialist activities before the soldiers attacked them with rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said its medics provide treatment to several Palestinians who suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.

The Palestinians also held the weekly procession against the colonialist activities in Beit Dajan village, east of Nablus.

The Palestinians have been holding ongoing processions on their lands in Sbeih Mountain in Beita, and in Beit Dajan, since May of last year after a group of illegal Israeli colonizers installed an outpost atop the Mountain.

The soldiers injured thousands of Palestinians during these protests and killed several others, including children.

The Mountain, owned by the Palestinians, has significant strategic importance, especially since if the colonizers occupied it, the colony would lead to the annexation of 20 Dunams of Palestinian lands and would also lead to the isolation of a large area of Palestinian lands.

(Source / 07.10.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In West Bank

On Friday dawn, Israeli soldiers abducted five Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank.

In Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers invaded Tuqu town, southeast of the city, searched homes, and abducted Mohammad Salim Al-Badan, 31, and his brother Fadi, 33.

Mohammad is the secretary of the Fateh movement in the town; during the violent search of his home and the home of Hazem Mohammad Nuwwara, the soldiers confiscated thousands of Shekels.

The soldiers also invaded and ransacked the homes of Thieb Al-Amour, Mohammad Ali Al-Amour, Talal Al-Amour, and Yasser Suleiman, the father of Rayyan Suleiman, 7, who died from a heart attack, on September 29, after Israeli soldiers chased the terrified child to his home, accusing him and his brother of throwing stones at them.

Media sources said the soldiers also closed the Iron Gate installed at the entrance of Tuqu’ town before dozens of soldiers invaded Khirbat ad-Deir and the main street in the town to secure a provocative procession by illegal Israeli colonizers who are planning to march there.

In the southern part of the West Bank in Hebron, the soldiers invaded the city’s southern area, searched homes, and abducted Mohammad Hasan Ajlouni.

In Nablus, in the northern West Bank, the soldiers invaded the Sama Nablus area in Northern Mountain in the city, searched homes, and abducted a young man, Emadeddin Bassam Isleem.

The soldiers also invaded Burqin town, southwest of Jenin, and abducted Abdul-Rahman Hasan Sobeh, 19.

On Thursday night, several fanatic illegal Israeli colonizers invaded the area around Nabi Younes Mosque in Halhoul city, north of Hebron city, and prevented the Palestinians from reaching it. The attack came just hours after the soldiers invaded the area and closed all roads leading to the holy site.

(Source / 07.10.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian Near Hebron

On Thursday evening, Israeli soldiers shot a Palestinian at the main entrance of Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

The army said its soldiers opened fire at the Palestinian, in his twenties, after he reportedly “hurled a Molotov cocktail” at their concrete-fortified military tower.

After shooting the young man who suffered moderate wounds and received the needed treatment, dozens of soldiers invaded Beit Ummar looking for him.

The soldiers initiated massive searches in the town but could not find the wounded young man.

(Source / 07.10.2022)

Israeli Colonizers Injure Child, Damage Property In Northern Plains

On Thursday night, illegal Israeli colonizers invaded Palestinian Bedouin communities in the Eina Al-Baida village in Tubas and the Northern Plains governorate in the occupied West Bank and closed roads before attacking Palestinian villagers, their tents, and property, wounding a child.

Aref Daraghma, a local nonviolent activist against Israel’s colonialist activities, said dozens of colonizers gathered on main roads in the Northern Plains of the Jordan Valley in the West Bank and closed the main entrance of Ein Al-Baida village.

Daraghma added that the colonizers attacked residential tents, sheds, and barns, causing property damage and wounding Ayham Adli Daraghma, 16.

The colonizers also caused damage to greenhouses at the entrance of Ein Al-Baida in addition to attacking street vendors and destroying their tables and produce.

Furthermore, several colonizers invaded the Al-Farisiyya village in the Northern Plains and gathered near many tents before threatening to shoot and harm workers and farmers.

The colonizers also invaded the Khirbat Ad-Deir village and destroyed solar panels, water pumps, and supplies.

(Source / 07.10.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians Near Bethlehem

On Thursday morning, Israeli soldiers invaded Tuqu’ town, southeast of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and injured many Palestinians, especially schoolchildren.

Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the town, especially areas around schools, and attacked many Palestinians with gas bombs and concussion grenades.

They added that many Palestinians, especially schoolchildren, suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation and received the needed medical attention.

The Israeli army frequently invades the town, especially school areas, and attacks Palestinians, including schoolchildren.

On September 29, a Palestinian child, Rayyan Yasser Suleiman, 7, died from a heart attack after Israeli soldiers chased the terrified child to his home, accusing him and his brother of throwing stones at them in Tuqu.

On Thursday dawn, Israeli soldiers searched many homes and abducted two Palestinian children near Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

(Source / 07.10.2022)

New York Times Fires Palestinian Journalist

Hosam Salem, a Palestinian journalist in Gaza who put his life in danger many times over the past four years to report from the front lines for American and international audiences, was fired by the New York Times this week after the paper was subjected to a pressure campaign by a Zionist group calling itself “Honest Reporting”.

Salem wrote the following statement on his Facebook page:

After years of covering the #Gaza Strip as a freelance #photojournalist for the New York Times, I was informed via an abrupt phone call from the US outlet that they will no longer work with me in the future.
I began working with the newspaper in 2018, covering critical events in Gaza such as the weekly protests at the border fence with Israel, the investigation into the Israeli killing of field nurse Razan al-Najjar, and more recently, the May 2021 Israeli offensive on the blockaded strip.

As I understood later, the decision was made based on a report prepared by a Dutch editor – who obtained Israeli citizenship two years ago – for a website called Honest Reporting.

The article, which the New York Times had based its decision for dismissing me, gives examples of posts I wrote on my social media accounts, namely Facebook, where I had expressed support for the Palestinian resistance against the Israeli occupation. My aforementioned posts also spoke of the resilience of my people and those who were killed by the Israeli army – my cousin included – which Honest Reporting described as “Palestinian terrorists”.

The editor later wrote an article stating that he had succeeded in sacking three Palestinian #journalists working for the New York Times in the Gaza Strip, on the basis of us being “anti-Semitic”.

Not only has Honest Reporting succeeded in terminating my contract with The New York Times, it has also actively discouraged other international news agencies from collaborating with me and my two colleagues.
What is taking place is a continuous and systematic effort to distort the image of Palestinian journalists as being incapable of trustworthiness and integrity, simply because we cover the human rights violations that the Palestinian people undergo on a daily basis at the hands of the Israeli army.

I thank everyone who has asked about me and appreciate your support.

Hossam Salem, a freelance journalist, and photojournalist

According to the Mondoweiss news blog, “The case stands in stark contrast to the three Jewish reporters, Ethan Bronner, Isabel Kershner, and David Brooks, who carried on writing about the issue for the New York Times even when their children were enlisted in the Israeli Defense Forces. The Times executive editor in 2010 overruled the public editor’s recommendation that Bronner be removed from the post of Jerusalem bureau chief saying that those who questioned his bias should not “be allowed to deny the rest of our audience the highest quality of reporting.”

The attack on Hossam Salem’s journalistic integrity comes a month after two other Palestinian reporters who worked for the New York Times for social media posts they had allegedly written.

It also comes just after progressive commentator Katie Halper was “censored and fired” by the (formerly independent, but recently purchased by media corporation Nexstar) media outlet The Hill. Halper’s termination resulted from a segment defending US Representative Rashida Tlaib’s description of Israel as an apartheid state. Apartheid refers to the South African system of racial division and discrimination by law, and South African anti-apartheid leaders, including the late Nelson Mandela, have overwhelmingly made that comparison. Some, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, said that the Israeli system of apartheid is even worse than South Africa’s was. Halper then published her monologue on Breakthrough News.

(Source / 07.10.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinian Children In Hebron

On Thursday dawn, Israeli soldiers searched many homes and abducted two Palestinian children near Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Several army jeeps invaded Sa’ir town, northeast of Hebron, before the soldiers stormed and violently searched many homes.

The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers abducted Ehab Issa Jaradat, 15, and Bassel Abdul-Mon’em Jaradat, 15, from their homes and took them to an unknown destination.

WAFA added that the soldiers invaded Taffuh town, west of Hebron, before storming and ransacking the homes of three siblings, Shaher, Sa’ada, and Mahdi Sadeq Ezreiqat. The soldiers used military dogs during the search.

In related news, the soldiers closed Halhoul Bridge at Hebron’s northern entrance and forced the residents to leave; the Palestinians had to take longer, unpaved roads to reach their destinations.

(Source / 07.10.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Injure A Child Near Ramallah, Invade Several Areas In Hebron

On Wednesday evening, Israeli soldiers injured a Palestinian child in the Al-Biereh city, in the Ramallah and Al-Biereh governorate, in the central West Bank, and invaded several areas in Hebron in the southern part, leading to protests.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said its medics provided treatment to a child, only 14 years of age, after the soldiers shot him with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the leg in Al-Biereh.

The attack occurred after many Israeli army vehicles invaded the Jabal At-Tawil area in Al-Biereh, and closed streets, leading to protests.

The soldiers fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs; several Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.

Protests were also reported after the soldiers invaded the Bab az-Zawiya and Al-Manara areas in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, in addition to Sa’ir town and Beit Einoun village, northeast of Hebron, after closing their main streets, and attacked protesters with gas bombs.

In related news, Israeli soldiers killed Ala’ Nasser Ahmad Zaghal, 21, after shooting him with a live round in the head, and injured four Palestinians, including two journalists, in Deir Al-Hatab village, east of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

(Source / 07.10.2022)