Israeli settlers burn electrical panel of main water reservoir, south of Nablus

A group of settlers Sunday evening stormed the town of Asir al-Qibliya, south of Nablus, and burned an electrical panel that supplies the town’s main water tank.

The official in charge of the settlement file in the northern-occupied West Bank, Ghassan Douglas, stated that a group of settlers, for the second time within two months, burned the electricity panel and smashed the main door of the water tank feeding into the town of Asira al-Qibliya.

Douglas pointed out that on 1-3 this year, settlers infiltrated from the settlement of “Yitzhar” to the outskirts of the town of Asira al-Qibli, smashing the contents of the electronic board, and removing the main door of the water tank feeding the town.

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The town of Asir al-Qibliya is witnessing continuous attacks by settlers and the occupation forces, in addition to continuous attempts to confiscate the lands of the citizens in the town, as well as sweeping and building settlement roads to connect settlements blocs to each other.

Villages south of Nablus are exposed to almost daily attacks by settlers and the occupation forces that provide them with protection.

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The Israeli occupation forces had previously notified the seizure of about a thousand dunums of agricultural lands from the villages of Burin, Madama, and Asirah al-Qibli, south of Nablus, with the aim of expanding “Yitzhar” settlement built on citizens’ lands and constructing a security road serving settlers.

The Israeli occupation authorities have classified the settlement (Yitzhar) as a town, as part of a plan to annex dispossess settlements and large areas of West Bank land to the entity.

This step aims to change the classification of lands from agricultural to residential, in the interest of the settlement’s structural expansion, which threatens to seize more land and tighten the noose on the people in the southern countryside of Nablus.

(Source / 19.04.2021)

OCHA: 553 checkpoints and obstacles checkpoints in the West Bank

Days of Palestine – West Bank – The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that 553 Israeli checkpoints and obstacles are spread in the West Bank, where the length of the Apartheid Wall reached 465 km, destroying thousands of dunams of citizens’ lands.

In OCHA’s report on the way in which the restrictions imposed on citizens’ movement, among other restrictions, deepen humanitarian grievances in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

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The report said that checkpoints of the Israeli occupation restrict the movement of vehicles and Palestinian citizens, and they are varied as 154 of them are set up on the roads, and 108 partial barriers “not permanent,” and 71 permanent checkpoints constantly stationed by soldiers.

According to OCHA, the Israeli occupation forces have deployed 86 earthen berms and 68 road barriers, while 49 obstacles have been placed on roads, in addition to 20 earthen walls.

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All these checkpoints, with all their names, work to disrupt the daily life of those who move between population centers, including with the exception of Jerusalem and the area under the occupation’s control in Hebron.

The Israeli occupation authorities implement strict inspection procedures at all times at checkpoints built along the wall or on the roads leading to occupied Jerusalem or the occupied territories in 1948, and only Palestinian pedestrians with special permits are allowed to pass through them.

These checkpoints prohibit the vast majority of the population from reaching the areas behind the wall the “seam zone” and Jerusalem while controlling the access of those holding special permits to these areas or to their places of work in the occupied interior.

(Source / 19.04.2021)

Israeli forces arrested the leader of Hamas, Adnan Al-Hosari

Days of Palestine – Tulkarm – The Israeli occupation forces Monday arrested the leader of the Hamas movement, Sheikh Adnan Al-Hosari, after storming his house in Tulkarm camp.

The Al-Hosari family reported that the Israeli occupation soldiers brutally stormed the house, destroyed its contents, and confiscated the communication equipment of his family members.

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They add that the Israeli occupation forces had previously raided Al-Hosari’s house and detained him for hours last November, nearly two months after his recent release.

Adnan Al-Hosari (57 years), an ex-prisoner, spent more than 12 years in the Israeli occupation prisons, most of them in administrative detention. He was released nearly two months ago after administrative detention that lasted 15 months.

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(Source / 19.04.2021)

Report: Israel arrests 144 Palestinians in April

Israeli forces detained 144 Palestinians in the occupied West Bank in the first half of April, according to a Palestinian research center on Sunday.

Six women and five children, including three from Jerusalem, were among those rounded up, the Ramallah-based Jerusalem Center for Studies said in a report.

Israeli forces also arrested four candidates in the upcoming legislative elections, including two from Palestinian group Hamas, the report said.

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According to the Palestinian center, some of the detainees were released after a few days of arrest, without providing an exact number.

Hamas activists and candidates for legislative elections in the West Bank were “principally targeted”, Imad Abu Awwad, the head of the research center, told Anadolu Agency.

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“This is a clear indication of the occupation’s attempt to interfere in the elections by disrupting Hamas electoral campaigns,” he said.

Abu Awwad continued: “Israel is practicing a form of intimidation against anyone trying to join the electoral process, and dissuading them from doing so.”

In a statement on Saturday marking the Prisoner’s Day, Hamas called on the international community to put pressure on Israel to ensure that the elections are held in the Palestinian territories.

“We call on the international community and the countries sponsoring the electoral process to respond to the occupation over its aggression,” Hamas said, in reference to the recent arrests by Israeli authorities of candidates from its list.

In January, a member of Hamas told Anadolu Agency that the movement has received guarantees from five countries namely: Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Qatar, and Russia, that elections will take place as scheduled.

Palestinians are scheduled to vote in legislative elections on May 22, presidential polls on July 31, and National Council polls on Aug. 31.

An estimated 4,500 Palestinians are believed to be held in Israeli prisons, including 41 women, 140 minors, and 440 administrative detainees, according to data compiled by organizations on the rights of prisoners.

(Source / 19.04.2021)

Israeli forces arrests young man from Jerusalem and two brothers from Jordan Valley

Days of Palestine – Ramallah – The Israeli occupation forces today, Monday, arrested a young man from the town of Issawiya in occupied Jerusalem, and two brothers from the town of Tamoun, while they were in the village of Marj Naajah in the Central Jordan Valley in Jericho.

Local sources said that the Israeli occupation forces arrested the young Abdullah Mustafa after storming his family’s home in the town of Issawiya, northeast of occupied Jerusalem.

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In the Jordan Valley, the Israeli occupation forces arrested the two brothers, Aref Khader Basharat, 46, and Anis, 48, from Tubas, while they were visiting their mother, who lives in the village of Marj Na’jah.

Marj Na’jah is one of the Palestinian villages under threat if the occupation authorities implement their threats to annex the Jordan Valley and settlements.

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Separate areas of the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem witness daily night incursions, interspersed with raids and searches of homes, vandalizing their contents, and terrorizing their residents, especially women and children.

(Source / 19.04.2021)

For the 186th time, Israel demolishes the village of Al-Araqib

Days of Palestine – Negev – The Israeli authorities demolished on Wednesday the homes of the residents of the village of Al-Araqib, which is under threat of uprooting and displacement in the Negev region, for the 186th time in a row.

The Israeli forces stormed the village of Al-Araqib and displaced its people, despite the rainy weather and the cold weather prevailing in the country.

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This is the fifth time that the tents of the people of Al-Araqib have been demolished from the beginning of this year 2021 until today, While the people re-erect it every time of wood and a nylon cover to protect them from the bitter cold in the rainy weather and despite the Corona pandemic in the country.

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The Israeli occupation has continued to demolish Al-Araqib village since 2000, in their repeated attempts to force the villagers to frustration and despair and displace them from their lands.

(Source / 19.04.2021)

Woman murdered in family feud in occupied Jerusalem

Woman murdered in family feud in occupied Jerusalem

Jerusalem_Gaza post – A Palestinian young woman from occupied Jerusalem killed of a gunshot wound late last night after being trapped in a firefight between two feuding families according to witnesses.

The woman, who was 21 years old at the time, was reportedly killed by a stray bullet and rushed to Makassed Hospital, where she was declared dead.

According to reports, four more people were injured as a result of the altercation.

Hundreds of Palestinian worshipers were targeted by Israeli occupation police as they left the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound through Damascus Gate in Jerusalem, injuring nine of them.

(Source / 18.04.2021)

IOF assaults worshipers, nine injuries at Damascus Gate

IOF assaults worshipers, nine injuries at Damascus Gate

Jerusalem_Gaza post – Israeli occupation police assaulted on Saturday hundreds of Palestinian worshipers as they left the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound through Damascus Gate in the occupied capital Jerusalem , injuring nine and detaining one according to local sources.

During the attack, Israeli police officers were seen shooting stun grenades and teargas canisters at worshipers and chasing them through the Damascus Gate area, as well as assaulting some of them physically.According to reports, nine worshipers suffered minor injuries.

Since the start of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan five days ago, Israeli police have prohibited any gatherings near the Damascus Gate, while allowing gatherings for Israeli settlers in other parts of the holy city.

Since the beginning of Ramadan, the Damascus Gate sector, which leads to the Old City of Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex, has been a scene of regular clashes with Israeli occupation, due to the Israeli occupation authorities’ numerous restrictions on Palestinian worshipers’ access to the Mosque.

(Source / 18.04.2021)

IOF shoots at agricultural lands, east of Gaza Strip

IOF shoots at agricultural lands, east of Gaza Strip

Gaza post – Israeli occupation forces fired  on Sunday at agricultural lands near the border fence in several different areas in the east of the Gaza Strip.

local sources reported that Palestinian farmers were fired at in the Al-Senati area, east of the large town of Abasan, in the south of the Gaza Strip, which forced farmers to escape.

 Witnesses stated that the occupation shot fire and fired tear gas canisters towards farmers near the return camp, east of the town of Khuza’a.

 They announced  that similar shooting process happened in the eastern areas of Al-Bureij camp and Gaza City last night and this morning.

Besides, the border areas are exposed almost daily to be shot , bulldozed and continued attacks by  occupation forces.

(Source / 18.04.2021)

Gaza: 23 deaths, 466 new cases of COVID-19, and 1,501 recoveries

Gaza: 23 deaths, 466 new cases of COVID-19, and 1,501 recoveries

Gaza post – The Hamas_run Ministry of Health stated on Thursday.

-The total number of samples that were withdrawn was 1131 in the last 24 hours.

– 466 new COVID-19 cases.

– 1501 recovery cases.

– 23 COVID_19 deaths.

-The total cumulative of the infected since last March 90088 cases include:

_ 20178 active cases.

_ 69149 recoveries.

 761 deaths.

-The total number of cases requiring medical care in the hospital is 421 .

-The total number of serious and critical cases are 305 .

(Source / 18.04.2021)