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)

University students among several detainees in Nablus


NABLUS, (PIC) – The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) launched at dawn Thursday a fresh arrest campaign in Nablus governorate in the northern West Bank.

The arrest campaign mainly targeted students affiliated with the Islamic bloc at An-Najah University.

The arrests were accompanied by an IOF large-scale raid campaign across Nablus villages and towns.

The Israeli army often carries out detention raids against Palestinians in the West Bank and Occupied Jerusalem, claiming to arrest wanted Palestinians.

Israel currently holds 4,650 Palestinians, including 34 women, 160 children, and 500 administrative detainees in its jails.

(Source / 09.12.2021)

Israeli army dismantles three tents, displaces their residents in JV

Jordan Valley hamlet

IOA forces Palestinian to raze his own house in J’lemIsraeli army dismantles three tents, displaces their residents in JV

JORDAN VALLEY, (PIC) – The Israeli occupation army on Sunday morning dismantled three Palestinian tents and displaced their residents in Khirbet Hamsa in the northern Jordan Valley.

Local official Aref Daraghmeh said that Israeli forces stormed Khirbet Hamsa and seized three tents belonging to a local resident after dismantling them.

The Israeli army had already dismantled and seized residential tents and cattle structures seven times in the same area, especially at the end of 2020 and at the beginning of 2021.

In Bethlehem, the Israeli army also demolished today an automobile repair shop in Beit Jala City for the fifth consecutive time. The facility belonged to the family of Hussein Abu Ghalyoun.

In another incident, the Israeli occupation authority (IOA) on the same day forced a Palestinian citizen to demolish his home in Wadi Humus neighborhood in Sur Baher town, southeast of Jerusalem.

According to local sources, Mohamed Omaira had to demolish his own house in Wadi Humus after he recently received a demolition notice from the Israeli municipality.

The majority of Jerusalemite citizens had to comply with such Israeli demolition orders to avoid paying exorbitant money to the IOA.

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 / 05.12.2021)

IOF kidnaps several Palestinians in W. Bank

IOF in the West Bank

WEST BANK, (PIC) – The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at dawn Sunday kidnaped a number of Palestinian citizens during campaigns in the West Bank.

According to local sources, the IOF kidnaped Ahmed Salima, the brother of martyr Mohamed Salima, from his home in Salfit City.

Scores of Israeli soldiers stormed Salfit, raided and searched Salima’s house, interrogated members of his family for a few hours and detained his brother, Ahmad.

Israeli police officers on Saturday cold-bloodedly shot dead Salima at point-blank range in Occupied Jerusalem after he allegedly stabbed a Jewish settler.  

In Ramallah, the IOF kidnaped two citizens identified as Jihad Abu Adi and Saji Ataya from their homes in Kafr Ni’ma village.

In Bethlehem, the IOF kidnaped a teenager called Hamza Taqateqa from his home in Marah Rabah village.

In east Jerusalem, overnight clashes broke out between Israeli police forces and Palestinian young men in Jabel Mukaber neighborhood.

Local sources said that local youths showered police forces with a volley of firecrackers in Jabel Mukaber.

Last night, police forces kidnaped a Palestinian young man from Bab al-Amud area in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Earlier in the evening, about 40 Palestinians suffered different injuries when police forces chased them in Bab al-Amud area and nearby streets after a young man was shot dead in the area.

(Source / 05.12.2021)

Jewish far-right groups march through Occupied Jerusalem

Old City

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC) – Jewish far-right settlers took part in a march through Occupied Jerusalem on Thursday evening that risked reigniting tensions with Palestinians.

The march celebrates the Hanukkah also known as the Festival of Lights, which usually witnesses settlers’ provocative marches.

Metal barriers were set up, meanwhile, by Israeli police on the roads leading to the Old City, which was sealed off to prevent the entry of Palestinians.

Palestinians were also forced to shut down their stores in the Old City.

The march was preceded by provocative dances and loud music in Bab al-Amud area in total provocation to Palestinian residents.

Talmudic rituals were also performed near al-Aqsa Mosque under Israeli police’s protection.

During the settlers’ march, entry restrictions were imposed on Palestinian worshippers at the entrances leading to al-Aqsa Mosque where many Palestinians’ IDs were seized.

A Palestinian young man was assaulted and two others arrested during the march.

Palestinians view the march as provocative as Jewish settlers flaunt their sovereignty over the occupied territory. 

(Source / 03.12.2021)

Two Palestinians injured in Israeli settler run-over

Run over

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC) – Two Palestinians were injured on Thursday when an Israeli settler ran over them with his vehicle in Occupied Jerusalem then sped away.

The two, from Al-Tur town, were run over by the settler near the Jouret Al-Anab area in the holy city.

Meanwhile, violent clashes broke out in Issawiya town in Occupied Jerusalem after Israeli police forces violently stormed the town and arrested four locals.

Israeli police forces fired teargas bombs and rubber bullets were during the clashes.

The four youths were later released.

According to Palestinian figures, more than 700,000 Jewish settlers now live in 196 settlements (built with the Israeli government’s approval) and more than 200 settler outposts (built without its approval) across the occupied West Bank.

International law views the West Bank and East Jerusalem as “occupied territories” and considers all Jewish settlement-building activity there as illegal.

(Source / 03.12.2021)