Hamas: the execution of Palestinian youth by Israel expresses the Zionist terrorism

Days of Palestine – Gaza – The Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas said today, Sunday, that “the execution of the occupation soldiers, of the martyr Amer Sanoub, south of Nablus, expresses one of the aspects of Zionist terrorism.”

The movement’s spokesperson Hazem Qassem added that our people’s response will be to continue their resistance and revolution, and to escalate the uprising against the occupation and settlers in the West Bank.

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He indicated that this crime was encouraged by the path of normalization with the Israeli occupation, which will increase its crimes as the normalization continues.

(Source / 25.10.2020)

Palestinian teenager dies after being acutely beaten by Israeli soldiers

Days of Palestine – Nablus – A Palestinian teenager was killed early today morning after he was severely beaten by Israeli occupation soldiers near the village of Turmus-Ayya, to the northeast of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, according to Palestinian security and medical sources.

Israeli occupation forces reportedly chased Amer Abdul-Rahim Snobar, 18, while he was driving near Turmus-Ayya, caught him and beat him up until he died. The teenager comes from the village of Yatma, near the city of Nablus in the West Bank.

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No further details regarding the deadly incident were available until the moment.

(Source / 25.10.2020)

Five Palestinians wounded by Israeli forces gunfire in Kafr Qaddum

Days of Palestine – Kafr Qaddum – Five Palestinian citizens were injured on Friday by rubber-coated metal bullets fired by the Israeli occupation forces at the participants in the weekly anti-settlement march of Kafr Qaddum. This march is organized on weekly basis to call for the reopening of the village’s main street which has been closed for more than 17 years.

Local sources reported that two civilians were injured in the head and back and were taken to hospitals for treatment, while the rest of the injuries were treated in the field.

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Murad Shteiwi, the Coordinator of the Popular Resistance in Kafr Qaddum, stated that dozens of Israeli soldiers attacked the participants in the march with rubber-coated metal bullets, stun grenades and teargas canisters.

He said that more than 100 Israeli soldiers stormed the town and fired at the citizens’ properties and cars and fired tear gas canisters at residential buildings.

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Shteiwi explained that what happened today in the massive storming of the town is the result of months of planning to set up ambushes and arrest young men in the village, but it was in vain.

The town has recently witnessed a violent escalation of the Israeli occupation forces night raids and ambushes in deserted houses with the aim of foiling the march. However, the citizens insist on continuing the marches until achieving their goals.

For the tenth year in a row, the weekly anti-settlement march is organized to demand the reopening of the Kafr Qaddum main street, which has been closed due to the Israeli settlement expansion.

(Source / 24.10.2020)

Israel to renew the administrative detention of the al-Akhras prisoner

Days of Palestine – Ramallah – An Israeli court decided on Friday to cancel an earlier decision to freeze the administrative detention, without charge or trial, of Palestinian detainee Maher al-Akhras, whose health situation has severely deteriorated after 89 days of hunger strike, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS).

The PPS said the Israeli occupation authorities surprisingly moved Al-Akhras from Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot, where he has been imprisoned for more than one month, to the health clinic of Ramle Prison, and canceled a decision on September 23 to freeze his administrative detention. This, according to the PPS, means  that he will stay in prison even after the end of his current term.

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Meanwhile, The lawyer of the prisoner, Maher al-Akhras, Ahlam Haddad said today that an Israeli order was issued to renew the administrative detention of al-Akhras prisoner until the 26th of next month.

“The Israeli occupation decision today is to isolate the captive Maher and break his will,” she added.

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Yesterday, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said that it is seriously concerned about the deteriorating health of al-Akhras.

Maher al-Akhras, a 49-year-old father of six from the Palestinian village of Silat a-Dhahr in the West Bank, has been on hunger strike for nearly 80 days to protest his administrative detention in Israel since early August 2020, which is due to end on 26 November 2020. The strike has left al-Akhras is on the verge of death.

Despite his dire condition, Israel is insisting on keeping al-Akhras in custody. At a High Court of Justice hearing today, the state representative only agreed to pledge not to extend the administrative detention order. Justices Sohlberg, Mazuz and Willner directed al-Akhras’ lawyer, Ahlam Hadad, to convey him the state’s offer. Al-Akhras rejected the offer and announced he would end the hunger strike only upon release.

Al-Akhras is protesting Israel’s use of administrative detention – one of the most extreme measures employed by the occupation regime.

Administrative detainees do not know when they will be released, as the regional military commander can extend the detention order indefinitely based on classified evidence that the detainees are given no chance to disprove.

Over the years, Israel has held thousands of Palestinians in administrative detention for periods ranging from a few months to several years.

At certain points during the second intifada, Israel had more than 1,000 Palestinians in administrative detention at one time. In late August 2020, Israel was holding 355 Palestinians in administrative detention, including two minors.

(Source / 23.10.2020)

Israeli settlers pelt with stone Palestinian vehicles, two injured

Days of Palestine – Nablus – Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian vehicles in Burin town, south of Nablus city, injuring two, according to a local activist.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors colonial settlement activities in the northern West Bank, confirmed that a group of settlers pelted a number of vehicles with stones inside the village, smashing their windshields and injuring three Palestinians.

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The casualties were rushed to a hospital for urgent treatment.

The settlers vandalized the house of one of the town residents, causing material destruction.

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Confrontations erupted as the town residents attempted to fend off the settler attack, during which three more residents sustained injuries.

The town has been the scene of frequent settler attacks, cutting down fully grown olive trees, setting fire to fields and crops, stealing the olive harvest and attacking olive harvesters and foreign volunteers.

Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.

There are over 700,000 Israeli settlers living in Jewish-only colonial settlements across the West Bank in violation of international law, particularly the Fourth Geneva Convention which expressly bans the relocation of the occupying nation’s civilian population to the land of the occupied.

The occupying state of Israel captured the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights following the 1967 war, and has since built hundreds of illegal Jewish-only settlements throughout the occupied territories.

(Source / 23.10.2020)

Israeli forces detain 10 Palestinians, steal cash in West Bank raids

Days of Palestine – Jerusalem – Israeli occupation forces on Friday overnight detained 10 Palestinians and stole cash in multiple raids across the West Bank, local and security sources said.

The sources confirmed that Israeli police rounded up five Palestinians after ransacking their houses in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-Issawiya.

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Meanwhile, Israeli forces barged their way into Jenin city, where they rounded up two Palestinians.

One of the two detainees was identified as a former prisoner. During the raid to re-arrest him, soldiers seized ILS 3,000 and his mobile phone.

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Soldiers conducted a similar raid in al-Yamoun town, west of the city, resulting in the detention of another.

In the meantime, the sources confirmed a similar raid in Bethlehem city, where soldiers detained two others.

Israeli occupation forces frequently raid Palestinian houses almost on a daily basis across the West Bank on the pretext of searching for “wanted” Palestinians, triggering clashes with residents.

These raids, which take place also in areas under the full control of the Palestinian Authority, are conducted with no need for a search warrant, whenever and wherever the military chooses in keeping with its sweeping arbitrary powers.

Under Israeli military law army commanders have full executive, legislative and judicial authority over 3 million Palestinians living in the West Bank. Palestinians have no say in how this authority is exercised.

(Source / 23.10.2020)

Hamas slams mild Israeli charge against killer of autistic Palestinian

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Days of Palestine – Gaza – The Hamas Movement has denounced the Israeli occupation police’s decision to level a charge of unintentional murder against their officer who shot and killed an unarmed Palestinian young man with autism in Occupied Jerusalem on May 30.

In press remarks on Thursday, Hamas spokesman Hazem Qasem described the decision as “an assertion that all the Zionist regime’s apparatuses are accomplices in the commission of crimes against the Palestinian people.”

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“Such decision is not new to the occupation institutions, which are known for exonerating the murderers. They have already acquitted all those who committed massacres against out people,” spokesman Qasem said.

“The crime of killing al-Hallaq, who had an autism disorder, has confirmed the [Israeli] occupation’s sadism,” he added.

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The spokesman urged all competent international organizations to take action to hold accountable the Israeli regime and its officials who issue orders to kill defenseless Palestinians.

“The occupation, with its aggressive and criminal behavior, will continue to commit crimes against our people as long as it feels that it is above international law,” the Hamas spokesman warned.

Israeli prosecutors on Wednesday recommended charging a police officer with reckless manslaughter in the deadly shooting of Eyad al-Hallaq, an autistic Palestinian man, in Jerusalem’s Old City.

Hallaq, who was 32, was fatally shot in the Old City on May 30 as he was on his way to a special-needs institution.

The decision came nearly five months after the shooting of Hallaq. His family, who criticized the slow pace of the investigation and prosecutors’ claim that the many security cameras in the area had malfunctioned, condemned Wednesday’s decision. They said prosecutors should have filed much tougher charges.

The commander of the killer officer, who was also at the scene of the shooting, was not charged.

Khairi al-Hallaq, the victim’s father, said Wednesday that he believed prosecutors had recommended an unintentional manslaughter charge only because the shooter was a Jew and the victim an Arab. Had it been the reverse, he said, the authorities would have urged a murder charge.

He also complained that the commanding officer on the scene, who was closely involved, had been cleared.

(Source / 22.10.2020)

Euro-Med voices concern over UAE’s intent to fund Israeli checkpoints

The Geneva-based Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor has said it is gravely concerned about the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) involvement in a plan to set up an investment fund that will help upgrade Israeli checkpoints in the occupied Palestinian territories.

“We are alarmed by the Israeli-UAE plans to set an investment fund that will enable modernizing Israeli-operated checkpoints in the occupied Palestinian territories,” the Euro-Med Monitor said in a statement Wednesday.

Euro-Med called on the UAE government to “refrain from and immediately halt any deals with Israel that may contribute to or embolden human rights violations against the Palestinians.”

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Last Tuesday, the chief executive of the US international development finance corporation, Adam Boehler, announced that the US, Israeli and UAE governments would create a $3 billion investment fund — to be called the Abraham Fund — that would seek to promote private investment in Israel, the West Bank and elsewhere in the Middle East and North Africa.

“On the top priorities of this fund would be upgrading and modernizing Israeli security checkpoints across the occupied West Bank,” Euro-Med pointed out.

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The human rights group warned that financing the so called “modernization” of the Israeli checkpoints in the West Bank would contribute significantly to hiding their destructive purpose and negative impacts on the Palestinians, making them a permanent reality, and entrenching the occupation.

There are currently more than 700 Israeli checkpoints in the occupied West Bank, and only during last September, Euro-Med documented that Israel set up additional 300 flying checkpoints throughout the West Bank.

“These checkpoints maintain onerous restrictions on the movements of the Palestinians in the West Bank. Contrary to the Israeli claims over security, these checkpoints appear to exist merely for the benefit of the Israeli settlements that are themselves illegal under international law,” Euro-Med noted.

(Source / 22.10.2020)

Israeli settlers flood Palestinian village land with wastewater

Days of Palestine – Nablus – Israeli settlers today flooded Palestinian- West Bank village lands with sewage and wastewater, according to local sources.

It reported that settlers from the illegal Israeli settlements of Eli flooded lands of al-Lubban al-Sharqiya, to the south of the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, with wastewater damaging the trees as people are engaged in the olive harvest.

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Most of this land is planted with olive trees, which poses a threat of losing this year’s crops.

(Source / 22.10.2020)

Israel kidnaps several Palestinians in overnight campaigns

Days of Palestine – Ramallah – The Israeli occupation forces  last night and at dawn Thursday raided several homes and kidnaped Palestinian citizens during campaigns in different West Bank areas.

According to local sources, the Israeli occupation forces stormed the eastern neighborhood of Jenin city and kidnaped a young man called Osama al-Saadi from his home.

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In Bethlehem, a young man identified as Ahmed Owais was kidnaped from his home in Aida refugee camp.

Another young man identified as Uday Abu Mifreh from Tuqu town in Bethlehem was taken prisoner after he responded to a summons for interrogation from the Shin Bet.

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In Nablus, the Israeli occupation forces kidnaped two young men from their homes in Balata refugee camp.

The Israeli occupation forces also stormed Awarta town, southeast of Nablus, broke into and ransacked the house of ex-detainee Samer Sharab and handed him a summons for interrogation.

Last night, three local young men were kidnaped by the Israeli occupation forces during their presence in the archeological area of Sebastia town in northern Nablus, but they were released a few hours later.

In Ramallah, the Israeli occupation forces kidnaped a young man identified as Atta al-Rimawi from his home in Beit Rima town.

In Hebron, five citizens were taken prisoners by the Israeli occupation forces in Halhul town. One of them was identified as Thaer Jamal, who turned himself in after the Israeli occupation forces detained his brother Samer.

Another young man called Saber al-Najjar was kidnaped from his home in Hebron city.

A woman identified Suhair al-Batran, the wife of prisoner Omar Islemiyeh, was also kidnaped by the Israeli occupation forces after ransacking her home in Idhna town, west of Hebron.

The Israeli occupation forces also raided several homes in Hebron city and handed a citizen called Mahmoud Masalmeh, from Beit Awwa town, a summons for interrogation.

In Tubas, the Israeli occupation forces kidnaped a young man identified as Thaer Bani Odeh (an ex-detainee) from his home in Tammun town, south of Tubas province.

(Source / 22.10.2020)