Palestinian youth dies of Israeli forces-inflicted wounds

Days of Palestine – Hebron – A 20-year-old Palestinian youth died on Thursday night of serious wounds suffered during his participation in the funeral of the child Mohamed al-Allami, who was killed by the Israeli occupation forces gunfire earlier on Wednesday.

Israeli occupation forces fired live bullets, rubber-coated bullets, and teargas at the participants in the funeral fatally wounding the youth, Shawkat Awad, in the head and abdomen. A number of other young men were injured in the Israeli occupation forces shooting.

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Hundreds of Palestinians had taken part in the funeral procession of the child in Beit Ummar village in al-Khalil and chanted anti-occupation slogans and condemned the Israeli occupation forces targeting children and civilians.

According to local sources, 12-year-old Mohamed al-Allami suffered a fatal bullet injury in his chest and his death was announced by doctors at the Ahli hospital in Hebron.

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The child’s family accused the Israeli occupation forces of intentionally murdering its son, affirming that the IOF opened fire, with no reason, at the car he was aboard with his family at the main entrance to Beit Ummar.

(Source / 31.07.2021)

Israeli police order Jerusalemite to demolish his house in at-Tur

Days of Palestine – Jerusalem – The Israeli police forced on Thursday a Jerusalemite from at-Tur town in Occupied Jerusalem to demolish his house, under the pretext of not having a permit.

Sohaib al-Dajani, the owner of the house, said in a press statement that the occupation police ordered him and his brothers to raze a home which houses three families in Khallet al-Ain in at-Tur town.

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Dajani stated that the Israeli police gave him until next Sunday to demolish the house, otherwise the Israeli municipality bulldozers will raze it and fine him thousands of shekels as demolition expenses.

He pointed out that the house consists of three apartments, each of which is 200 square meters and is inhabited by him and two of his brothers and their families.

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Palestinians are forced to demolish their homes in Jerusalem to avoid incurring exorbitant demolition expenses and fines by the Israeli municipality. They are denied building permits, which force them to build without permits in order to provide shelter for them and their families.

(Source / 31.07.2021)

Israeli forces kidnap 5 children, 4 citizens in West Bank and Jerusalem

Days of Palestine – Ramallah – Israeli occupation forces arrested on Thursday night and early Friday morning nine citizens in various areas of Jerusalem and West Bank, including five children and released prisoners.

In Jerusalem, the Israeli police accompanied by a special unit of the occupation army known as “Mistaravim” arrested a child during their storming of Hizma town, amid the firing of live bullets and rubber bullets, sound bombs, and tear gas canisters.

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The occupation police arrested four other children from Sultan Suleiman Street in Jerusalem and took them to Salah el-Din Investigation Center.

The Israeli police raided the Abu Tayeh neighborhood in Silwan town and fired rubber bullets and tear gas canisters at young men.

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In Hebron, Israeli occupation forces arrested Nour al-Hroub, 24, and Moataz al-Hroub, 24, after raiding their families’ homes in Dura city, south of Hebron, and tampering with their contents.

In Bethlehem, Israeli occupation forces broke into the house of the ex-prisoner Mahmoud Salah, 27, in al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, and searched it before arresting him.

The Israeli occupation forces soldiers arrested Marouf al-Atrash, 19, from Beit Jala city, west of Bethlehem, after they raided his family’s home and destroyed its contents.

(Source / 31.07.2021)

Save the Children condemns violence against children after three deaths in one week

Days of Palestine – Ramallah – Save the Children Thursday condemned the excessive use of force by Israeli forces against children in the occupied Palestinian territory, which has resulted in the deaths of three children across the West Bank in the past week.

Save the Children added in a press statement that on Wednesday, a 12-year-old boy was killed in Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, after Israeli forces shot him in the chest while he sat in a car with his sister and father. Another boy,17, was also reportedly shot in the back over the weekend in northwest Ramallah. He died in hospital after four hours of surgery. Earlier this week, a third teenager died from gunshot wounds he sustained in the neck more than eight weeks ago.

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“Three children shot in the chest, neck and back: this is totally unacceptable that any life should be cut short so young. The loss of these children will leave lasting emotional scars on their family and friends. Children have special protection under international law and must be protected from violence at all times,” Jason Lee, Country Director for Save the Children in the occupied Palestinian territory, said.

He called upon Israeli forces to respect children’s rights and Israel to open an investigation into all instances involving the use of force against children.

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“Israeli security forces must fully respect, protect and fulfil the rights of all children and act in accordance with international law. Israel should promptly, transparently and independently investigate all instances of use of force against children,” he added.

(Source / 31.07.2021)

Israel defence to receive budget increase of $2.15bn in 2022

The Israeli defence and finance ministers will allocate 58 billion shekels ($17.8 billion) towards the defence establishment in 2022, an increase of $2.15 billion.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Finance Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Defence Minister Benny Gantz agreed that the major budget increase would enable the military to equip and strengthen itself in light of current “threats”.

In addition to this, 750 million shekels ($230 million) will be allocated to the Home Front Command and towards the mental health services in the military, as well as towards the “From Uniform to Studies” scholarship programme that helps pay the college or university tuition of discharged soldiers.

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According to an official statement released today: “As part of the understandings, it was agreed that the IDF would be equipped and strengthened according to the threats with emphasis on acquisitions from defense companies that operate in the periphery, the allocation of a NIS 750 million budget to the home front in 2022, the advancement of IDF mental health care reform and full budgeting for the ‘From Uniform to Studies’ program.”

“The prime minister, finance minister and defense minister welcome the agreement and call on all ministers and ministries to reach an understanding as soon as possible in order to approve the state budget in an orderly manner in the government and the Knesset,” it added.

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Israeli media revealed earlier this month that the occupation army has been pursuing a budget increase worth billions of shekels in order to prepare for a potentially nuclear Iran.

Channel 12 reported unnamed sources in the security establishment accusing former prime minister and current opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu, of ignoring Iran’s nuclear threat as he did not allocate the required funds for adequate preparations.

Gantz said that the “responsible defence budget” will “maintain our security superiority in the face of increasing threats, and safeguard the interests of the State of Israel and other government ministries.”

“This is a moral debt that belongs to the whole of Israeli society – and mine personally,” he said.

(Source / 29.07.2021)

Palestinian kid dies after Israel shoots his father’s car in Hebron

Days of Palestine – Hebron – A Palestinian child was pronounced dead on Wednesday evening after he succumbed to a serious bullet injury he sustained when the Israeli occupation forces opened fire at his father’s car earlier in the afternoon near Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron.

According to local sources, 12-year-old Mohamed al-Allami suffered a fatal bullet injury in his chest and his death was announced by doctors at the Ahli Hospital in Hebron.

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The child’s family accused the Israeli occupation forces of intentionally murdering its son, affirming that the Israeli occupation forces opened fire, with no reason, at the car he was aboard with his family at the main entrance to Beit Ummar town.

(Source / 29.07.2021)

Israeli forces shoot injured several Palestinians near Beita town

Days of Palestine – Nablus – Dozens of Palestinian young men suffered injuries on Wednesday night during clashes with the Israeli occupation forces at the junction of Beita town, south of Nablus.

According to the Red Crescent, eight young men had rubber bullet injuries, and dozens of others suffered from inhaling tear gas during the clashes.

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One young man identified as Samed Diyab also suffered injuries after soldiers severely beat him.

During the same events, young protesters created a powerful explosion-like sound to confuse the occupation forces near the main road at the Beita junction.

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In recent months, local youths from Beita town and other areas of Nablus started to organize nightly protests and engage in clashes with the Israeli occupation forces in the area around Mount Sobeih, where an illegal settler outpost was set up.

During previous rallies, the protesting young men torched tires, used loudspeakers, and flashed laser beams and flashlights at soldiers and settlers on the mount to create confusion and panic among them and prompt them to leave the area.

(Source / 29.07.2021)

Wadi Hilweh resident flees house after selling it to Jewish settlers

Days of Palestine – Jerusalem -Jewish settlers on Wednesday evening took over another house in Wadi Hilweh neighborhood in the east Jerusalem district of Silwan after its owner reportedly “leaked” it to a settler group.

In a statement, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center said that the house is an apartment and belonged to a Palestinian woman called Fawziya Zahran, who fled to Jordan after selling the property to a settler group.

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Zahran owned the house after her husband, Ahmed al-Qaq, assigned its ownership to her many years ago.

In this regard, al-Qaq family announced that they disowned their father’s wife after it leaked their property to settlers, describing what she did as “treason against her religion and people.”

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The family said it had informed the competent authorities about what happened and asked them to intervene to have the deal revoked, but to no avail.

Over three weeks ago, settlers also seized a house in the same neighborhood after its owner, Waleed Ahmed Attout, “leaked” it to the “Ateret Cohanim” settler group and fled the area with his family without taking their personal belongings.

(Source / 29.07.2021)

Israeli navy kidnaps two Gazan fishermen

Days of Palestine – Gaza – The Israeli occupation navy on Thursday morning kidnapped two fishermen and confiscated their boat off the northern coast of the besieged Gaza Strip.

According to the local fishermen committees, Israeli forces aboard a gunboat kidnapped the fishermen after opening fire at their boat as they were fishing within three nautical miles off the shore of as-Sudaniya area in northern Gaza.

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The naval forces also towed the fishing boat to Ashdod port near Gaza.

Israeli gunboats are around Gaza fishermen almost every day, harassing them, shooting at them, damaging their boats, and making arrests. Sometimes fishermen are injured or killed during gunfire attacks.

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Under the 1993 Oslo accords, Palestinian fishermen are permitted to fish up to 20 nautical miles off the coast of Gaza, but since then Israel has kept reducing the fishing area gradually to a limit of three nautical miles as part of its blockade on Gaza.

Fishermen and human rights groups also say that since the 2008-09 war in Gaza, the Israeli army has been regularly enforcing a limit even closer to the shore.

(Source / 29.07.2021)

Two Palestinian prisoners begin 20th year behind bars in Israel, a third 19th year

Days of Palestine – Ramallah – Two Palestinian prisoners in Israel began today their 20th year behind bars for resisting the occupation and a third began his 19th year behind bars, according to the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS).

It said Khalil Mussalam Baraqa, 42, from Bethlehem, and Haytham Jaber, 47, from Salfit, completed 19 years behind bars and have entered their 20th year, while Ahmad Mustafa Shibani, 48, from Arraba, south of Jenin, completed 18 years behind bars and started on his 19th year, and is serving three life terms plus 10 years.

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(Source / 28.07.2021)