IOF attacks anti-settlement rally in al-Khalil

AL-KHALIL, (PIC) – The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) attacked a Palestinian anti-settlement rally in the West Bank city of al-Khalil on Monday.

IOF soldiers beat anti-settlement activists and protestors and fired stun grenades and tear gas bombs at them before forcing them to leave the village of Bani Na’im east of al-Khalil.

Palestinian press crews were also attacked while they were covering the anti-settlement rally that condemned confiscating 40 dunums of Palestinian-owned lands in the Al-Hamra area belonging to the Manasra family.

Jewish settlers have fenced off Palestinian-owned land and installed a settlement caravan on it, in preparation to seize the land lot for the benefit of expanding the illegal settlement of Bani Hefer established on Palestinian lands east of the West Bank city of al-Khalil.

(Source / 11.07.2022)

Injuries reported in settler attacks in the West Bank

RAMALLAH, (PIC) – Jewish settler carried out several attacks in separate areas of the West Bank under Israeli military protection, on the second day of Eid al-Adha Sunday.

Local sources reported that the Palestinian citizen Eid Ghazi Al-Naasan was wounded, after a group of settlers attacked him in the Al-Mughayer village, northeast of Ramallah, in the central West Bank.

On the other hand, a Jewish settler attacked a Palestinian family living near the Hamra checkpoint in the Jordan Valley, in the northeastern West Bank.

Another group of settlers chased Palestinian youths in the Al-Nuwaitif area, west of Salfit, in the northern West Bank. No casualties were reported during the incident.

Meanwhile, Israeli occupation forces stormed Ras Karkar village, west of Ramallah, and set up a military checkpoint in the nearby Al-Janiyah village.

On the first day of Eid al-Adha, several attacks were carried out by the IOF and settlers against Palestinians and their property in different areas of the West Bank.

(Source / 11.07.2022)

Jewish settlers to establish 28 new outposts

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC) – The Nahala settlement movement is considering establishing 28 new settlement outposts in various locations of the occupied West Bank during US President Joe Biden’s expected visit to the region in July, Israel Hayom newspaper revealed Sunday.

The Nahala movement said it has already begun preparing settler groups and touring potential sites ahead of the planned settlement operation, which it said was slated to take place on July 20.

As stated, Israel Hayom has learned that the Nahala movement was considering expediting the plan in three locations to coincide with Biden’s potential visit.

Nahala movement head Daniella Weiss was quoted as saying, “It is time to say out that the entire land of Israel belongs to the people of Israel. We will continue to establish settlements and cities in all areas.”

Palestinian estimates indicate there are about 650,000 Jewish settlers living in 164 settlements and 116 outposts in the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem.

International law considers all settlement construction in the West Bank illegal.

(Source / 11.07.2022)

IOF arrests two Palestinian brothers in Ramallah town

RAMALLAH, (PIC) – The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) arrested two Palestinian youths from Silwad town, northeast of Ramallah, at dawn Monday.

Local sources affirmed the two brothers, Sameh and Salem Muhammad Ajarmeh, were detained after raiding and searching their family home.

The two detainees were later taken to an unknown detention center.

IOF soldiers have recently escalated their raid and arrest campaigns in Silwad town, targeting dozens of local young men.

(Source / 11.07.2022)

Jewish settlers destroy 450 olive trees in Ramallah

RAMALLAH, (PIC) – Jewish settlers destroyed hundreds of olive trees in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Monday. 

Local sources reported that Jewish settlers destroyed 450 fruitful olive trees in the lands between Turmus Ayya and al-Mughayyir villages in Ramallah. 

Such settlers’ attacks come as part of Israel’s settlement expansion and Judaization plans after the forcible expulsion of Palestinian civilians from their lands. 

In June 2022, 102 Jewish settlers’ attacks were reported including 26 attacks against holy sites, while 4,170 settlers stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

(Source / 11.07.2022)

IOF kidnaps two Palestinians in W. Bank

IOF kidnaps Palestinian

WEST BANK, (PIC) – The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) last night and at dawn Sunday kidnaped two Palestinian citizens in the West Bank.

According to local sources, the IOF stormed at dawn a neighborhood in the west of Nablus City and kidnaped senior official of the Popular Front Husam al-Razza after raiding his home.

In Qalqilya, the IOF kidnaped last night 32-year-old Ahmed Sheteiwi at a checkpoint between Jayyous town and Nabi Elias village.

The IOF raids homes and kidnaps citizens during campaigns or at checkpoints on a daily basis in the West Bank and Jerusalem.

(Source / 16.01.2022)

Over 100 Palestinians arrested in recent Negev events

Israeli police assault Palestinian

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC) – The Hebrew radio on Sunday said that the Israeli police had arrested more than 100 Palestinian citizens, including children, during the events that took place in recent days in the Negev desert.

According to Kan Radio, an Israeli court extended the detention of over 50 of those detainees and released the others into house arrest, while appeals filed by Israeli police and lawyers representing the citizens are being studied by courts.

In recent days, hundreds of local Arabs in the Negev staged protests against the exposure of their lands to appropriation by the “Jewish National Fund,” a Zionist organization that collects money from Jews around the world to seize Palestinian property.

The protests were met with brutal force by the Israeli police, causing several injuries, while many were arrested and jailed.

Last Thursday, in particular, hundreds of local Arabs in Negev staged protests against their land confiscation by this Jewish National Fund.

In a statement, Adalah, the legal center for Arab minority rights in Israel, said that the Israeli police, some disguised in Arab clothes, also arrested a large number of demonstrators.

The police used stun grenades, rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse the protesters, injuring many local citizens, according to its statement.

It said that Arabs in the Negev had obtained prior permission from the police to organize the demonstration.

The police dispersed Thursday’s demonstration before it started, the statement added.

(Source / 16.01.2022)

Sheikh Salah contracts coronavirus

Sheikh Raed Salah

UMM AL-FAHM, (PIC) – Sheikh Ra’ed Salah, head of the Islamic Movement in 1948 occupied Palestine, has announced that he tested positive for COVID-19.

According to Anadolu news agency, Sheikh Salah said in a brief statement that he started to suffer from a cold and a fever after he returned from the Negev protest rallies that took place last Thursday.

Sheikh Salah was released last month from Megiddo jail after serving 17 months in solitary confinement.

(Source / 16.01.2022)

PPS: Hisham Abu Hawash Contracts Positive for COVID-19 12 Days after Ending Hunger Strike

Days of Palestine – Hebron – The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) confirmed on Thursday that Palestinian detainee in Israeli jails, Hisham Abu Hawash has tested positive for COVID-19, after 12 days only of ending his hunger strike which lasted for 141 consecutive days in protest against his administrative detention without a charge or a trial by Israeli occupation authorities.

The PPS said that Israeli Assaf Harofeh Hospital, where Abu Hawash is hospitalized to recover, told Hisham’s wife that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and ordered her to leave the hospital.

The PPS added that Hisham was transferred to the COVID-19 specialized section.

The family of Abu Hawash accused the administration of the Assaf Harofeh hospital of medical negligence against their son as he was placed with a number of patients and was not isolated in a room as his health situation requires specialized medical care after 141 days of starving and suffering, especially he has become infected with Bacteraemia when he was in Israel’s Ramleh Prison Clinic.

The family has urged Hisham to be transferred to a Palestinian hospital in the West Bank so that he can get the needed medical care.

The PPS said that the Israeli occupation authorities are fully responsible for Hisham’s life and the lives of all Palestinian detainees in its prisons.

41-year-old Hisham Abu Hawash from Dora in occupied Hebron was arrested on October 27, 2020, and held under administrative detention.

He had been on hunger strike since August 17, 2021, in protest against his administrative detention without a charge or trial by Israeli occupation authorities.

On January 4, 2022, Abu Hawash, a father of five, ended his hunger strike after 141 consecutive days while his health condition had been deteriorating severely, after reaching an agreement with the Israeli occupation authorities to release him on February 26.

During the 141 days, Hisham entered a coma, adding that he lost speech, hearing, and sight.

Abu Hawash had also been losing considerable weight, weighing around 39 kilograms.

He had been suffering from powerful fatigue, exhaustion, serious decline in body fluids and vitamins, and had been vomiting blood.

He also had trouble drinking water and had felt palpitations with every movement.

On December 26, Abu Hawash was transferred to the Assaf Harofeh hospital in southern occupied Palestine following a deterioration in his health. Shortly after he was transferred, the occupation authorities decided to freeze his administrative detention amid fears of sudden death. Such a decision is made routinely by Israeli courts, which come only within an Israeli strategy to forcefully end hunger strikes, which demand the end of illegal administrative detentions.

There are now 4600 Palestinians held in Israeli occupation jails, including 34 women, 160 minors, and 500 administrative detainees held without charge or trial.

(Source / 14.01.2022)

IOF opens fire at farmers, kidnaps two Gazans

Gaza border

GAZA, (PIC) – Israeli occupation forces (IOF) kidnapped two Palestinian young men at the eastern borders of the besieged Gaza Strip on Thursday morning.

Local sources said that IOF soldiers stationed to the east of Khan Younis, in southern Gaza Strip, detained the two young men after approaching the border fence and took them to an unknown destination.

Meanwhile, IOF soldiers manning watchtowers opposite to the central Gaza Strip opened fire at Palestinian farmers while trying to reach their land to the east of Maghazi and Breij refugee camps.

The soldiers target Palestinian farmers, who try to work their land in the Gaza border areas, on semi-daily basis.

(Source / 09.12.2021)