Jewish extremists puncture tires of 20 vehicles in the Galilee

Car damaged

NAZARETH, (PIC) – Jewish extremists from the so-called “Price Tag” gang punctured on Friday the tires of several Palestinians’ vehicles and sprayed racist graffiti on the walls and trucks in Al-Kamanah town in the Galilee, north of 1948 Occupied Palestine.

The Quds Press quoted local sources as saying that the Jewish gangs punctured the tires of more than 20 vehicles and sprayed “Price Tag” slogans on the walls of homes in the town.

A statement issued by the Israeli police said that the tires of about 20 vehicles were punctured in Al-Kamanah town and “Price Tag” slogans were written on the walls of houses in the town before dawn.

“Israeli policemen arrived at the scene and began investigating the incident”, the statement added.

Last month, members of the “Price Tag” gang punctured the tires of dozens of vehicles and sprayed racist graffiti on the walls and trucks in Kafr Qasim town.

“Price Tag” groups carried out racist attacks in many Palestinian towns in the 1948 occupied territories. These gangs targeted holy places, mosques, churches, and Islamic and Christian cemeteries.

(Source / 09.04.2021)

Settlers bulldoze lands and pave road for them, west of Bethlehem

Days of Palestine – Bethlehem – Settlers under the protection of the Israeli occupation forces, after midnight, widened an agricultural road in the “Al-Khammar” area of ​​Battir town, west of Bethlehem.

Local sources reported that a group of settlers, under the protection of the Israeli occupation forces, bulldozed lands to expand an agricultural road that leads to the Khimar lands, specifically “Khirbet Musa”, 100 meters long and 6 meters wide, for settlement purposes.

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It is noteworthy that the Al-Khamar area has been exposed for a long time to a settlement attack, which was the erection of mobile homes and tents before the citizens confronted and removed them.

The Israeli occupation forces establish about 503 settlement outposts, 474 of which are in the West Bank, and 29 in Jerusalem. Their area constitutes more than 46% of the total area of ​​the West Bank, in which about 700,000 settlers live, who carry out almost daily attacks in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Read More: Israeli settlers bulldoze 25 dunums east of Hebron

(Source / 03.04.2021)

IOF kidnaps Palestinian young man, detains child in Jenin

IOF kidnaps Palestinian

JENIN, (PIC) – The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) last night kidnaped a Palestinian young man and detained a child in Jenin.

According to local sources, the IOF kidnaped 19-year-old Kamal Naser, a resident of Bruqin town in Jenin, at a makeshift checkpoint near the illegal settlement of Hermesh.

The IOF also stormed Tura village in Jenin, detained and interrogated a child called Yasser Qabha for several hours, and confiscated security camera recordings from citizens related to him.

Meanwhile, the IOF stormed Zububa village in western Jenin and intensified its presence in different areas of northeastern Jenin, with no reported arrests.

(Source / 20.03.2021)

27 corona deaths, 1,780 new cases in Palestine within 24 hours

Kamal al-Shakhra

RAMALLAH, (PIC) – Mai Al-Kailah, the Palestinian Minister of Health, announced on Friday that 27 deaths, 1,780 new cases of the coronavirus and 1,695 recoveries were recorded during the past 24 hours. 

Kailah confirmed in the daily epidemiological report of coronavirus that 23 deaths were recorded in the West Bank and 4 deaths in the Gaza Strip.  

She said the new infections were distributed as follows: Jerusalem suburbs 53, Qalqilya 88, Nablus 269, Tulkaerm 134, Bethlehem 90, al-Khalil 194, Jenin 166, Tubas 38, Jericho and Al-Aghwar 13, Ramallah and Al-Bireh 160, Salfit 26, the Gaza Strip 248, and Jerusalem 301.

The new recovery cases were recorded according to the following: Jerusalem suburbs 90, Qalqilya 0, Nablus 208, Tulkarem 64, Bethlehem 131, al-Khalil 154, Jenin 112, Tubas 4, Jericho and Al-Aghwar 36, Ramallah and Al-Bireh 330, Salfit 73, the Gaza Strip 104, and Jerusalem 389, the minister added.  

Kailah pointed out that there are 192 critically ill patients who have been admitted to intensive care units including 60 who have been placed on ventilators.

She noted that the recovery rate of coronavirus reached 89.3 percent while the rate of active infections reached 9.6 percent, and the death rate was 1.1% of all infections.

Meanwhile, Kamal Al-Shakhra, the spokesman for the Palestinian Ministry of Health, warned that the epidemiological situation in Palestine is still dangerous and the coronavirus is widespread.

Shakhra, during a radio interview, called on the Palestinians on Saturday to adhere to preventive measures in the context of the continuing high number of infections and the high occupancy rates in hospitals.

Regarding the launch of the vaccination campaign against corona, he explained that the campaign will start tomorrow from Ramallah and it will be in all provinces. 

The corona vaccine will be given to medical teams in government and private hospitals, in addition to people with chronic diseases, and those over 75 years of age as a first stage, Shakhra underlined. 

(Source / 20.03.2021)

IOF kidnaps two Palestinians in J’lem and Nablus

IOF in the West Bank

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC) – The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at dawn Saturday kidnaped two Palestinian young men in the Old City of Jerusalem and Nablus.

According to local sources, police forces kidnaped Ihab Abu Sneineh after he finished performing the Fajr prayer and left the Aqsa Mosque.

The Israeli police at dawn restricted the movement of Muslim worshipers entering and leaving the Aqsa Mosque and denied some citizens entry to the holy site.

In Nablus, the IOF stormed Beit Furik town at about four o’clock in the morning and kidnaped a young man called Ahmed Nasasera from his home.

Local sources said that the IOF wreaked havoc on everything in the house before kidnaping Nasasera.

(Source / 13.03.2021)

Palestinian youths clash with Israeli forces in Azzun town


WEST BANK, (PIC) – Violent clashes broke out on Friday evening between Palestinian young men and Israeli forces in Azzun town, east of Qalqilya in the occupied West Bank.

According to local sources, local youths set off firecrackers and threw homemade firebombs at military vehicles carrying troops at the main entrance to Azzun town.

Consequently, the Israeli forces spread through the area and responded by chasing the young men and firing tear gas canisters and rubber bullets at them.

Israel’s settlement encroachment has devoured half of the town’s area. Azzun stretches westward inside the 1948 occupied land to Azzun forest, which Israel falsely calls Ra’anana.

Every year, the Israeli occupation forces kidnap or detain over 200 Palestinians from Azzun town.

(Source / 13.03.2021)

Jerusalemite family homeless after being forced to raze home

demolition policy

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC) – The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) displaced a Jerusalemite family after forcing it to demolish its home in its entirety in the east Jerusalem district of Issawiya.

Homeowner Yehya Abu Rayyala, 24, said that he had to knock down part of the house last year following a municipal demolition order, but the IOA forced him today to finish demolishing it entirely.

Abu Rayyala added that the IOA threatened to make him pay 150,000 shekels if its bulldozers came to demolish the house.

Abu Rayyala was living with his wife and two kids in that house.

As always, the IOA justified the measure by claiming that the house had been built with no license.

The Jerusalemites have no choice but to build without licenses because there are no structural maps that respond to the natural increase in their numbers, and for that reason, they are denied house permits.

The IOA also imposes building restrictions on the Palestinian natives in Jerusalem and makes it hard for them to obtain construction licenses.

Israel’s systematic demolition of Palestinian homes in Occupied Jerusalem is believed to be aimed at psychologically destroying the Jerusalemite families in an attempt to force them to move from the holy city.

(Source / 06.03.2021)

IOF raids, arrests in different areas of West Bank

IOF arrests

RAMALLAH, (PIC) – Israeli occupation forces (IOF) launched raid and arrest campaigns on Wednesday night and at dawn Thursday in various areas of the West Bank.

In Ramallah, IOF arrested Hashem Al-Adassi from Al-Bireh city and Uday Shihab from Al-Amari refugee camp.

In Bethlehem, the IOF soldiers arrested Louai Al-Zaghari, 17, from Duheisheh refugee camp, south of the city.

Local sources reported that clashes broke out between dozens of Palestinians and the IOF soldiers who stormed the Duheisheh camp to arrest Zaghari.

Meanwhile, confrontations erupted between IOF soldiers and the youths in Doha city.

Eyewitness stated that the youths threw Molotov cocktails at the soldiers as they stormed the city.

In al-Khalil, IOF raided the vicinity of the Kharsa Triangle in Dura city and clashes broke out, without any arrests or injuries reported. 

The IOF soldiers launch daily search and arrest campaigns in the West Bank during which they raid homes, destroy property, steal money and terrorize residents especially women and children. 

(Source / 06.03.2021)

Israeli court extends isolation of Sheikh Ra’ed Salah

Sheikh Salah

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC) – An Israeli court on Wednesday extended the solitary confinement of Sheikh Ra’ed Salah for six additional months.

Lawyer Khaled Zabarqa revealed a few days ago that there was an Israeli intent to extend the isolation of Sheikh Salah under flimsy security pretexts.

“He has been in isolation for six months and today the court extended it for another six months, which means he will spend a whole year in solitary confinement,” Zabarqa told Anadolu Agency.

According to Zabarqa, the Israeli security authorities, which submitted a request in this regard to the Israeli district court in Beersheba, claimed that Sheikh Salah could pose a security threat to Israel if he was locked up with other prisoners.

Describing Wednesday’s court session as a mere formality, Zabarqa accused the court of approving what the security services wanted without looking into the truth of their allegations and not caring about the impact of its verdict on Sheikh Salah’s health.

“Israel is prosecuting Salah for his ideology and religious beliefs and not because of any criminal offence,” the lawyer affirmed.

(Source / 04.03.2021)

Israeli army orders Birin villagers to stop reclaiming their lands

IOF in the West Bank

AL-KHALIL, (PIC) – The Israeli occupation army on Wednesday ordered Palestinian citizens in Birin village in Masafer Yatta, south of al-Khalil, to stop reclaiming or using their lands.

According to local sources, the Israeli army’s civil administration delivered military notices to the local residents of Birin village ordering them to stop reclaiming or working their swaths of land at the pretext the area is state land.

Local official Rateb Jabour said that the Israeli army claimed that the land of Birin village had been belonging to the Israeli government since 1982.

Jabour described such Israeli measure as part of the ethnic cleansing policy pursued by the Israeli occupation state against the local residents in Masafer Yatta, pointing out that the Israeli army recently demolished three homes and one residential room in Khilat al-Dabaa area.

(Source / 04.03.2021)