Agencies Gaza Post – The Hamas Movement condemned the Knesset’s passing of the “Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law” as “a continuous racist crime that exposes the true face of the Israeli occupation state.”
Hamas spokesman Jihad Taha said that such law is aimed at emptying the Palestinian land of its people, in press remarks on Friday especially occupied Jerusalem, through refusing to include the children of many Jerusalemite families in the civil registry.
Spokesman Taha expressed his Movement’s rejection of this racist law that violates international resolutions and covenants, including the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Hamas urged the United Nations and other concerned groups to condemn the racist law and take responsibility for it by criminalizing the occupation state and holding it accountable for its acts.
Israel’s Knesset enacted a law denying naturalization to Palestinians married to Israeli citizens from the occupied West Bank and Gaza, forcing thousands of Palestinian families to either move or live apart, last Thursday.
The so-called citizenship law was approved by 45 Knesset members out of 120.
Its supporters urge that the rule helps Israel keep its “Jewish character” while still ensuring its security.
Some Knesset members claimed it was meant to deter Palestinian refugees from returning to their homes or fleeing during the 1948 war from exercising their right of return.
“Israel is a Jewish state, and it will remain that way,” declared Simcha Rothman of the far-right Religious Zionism party. He co-sponsored the bill with Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked.
However, detractors claim that the rule discriminates against Israel’s Arab minority, who are Palestinian by birth but Israeli citizens, by preventing them from extending citizenship and permanent residency privileges to their Palestinian wives.
Agencies – Gaza Post – Regarding a debate on social media about the fate of a cancer center project named Khaled Al-Hassan Cancer Center and Bone Marrow Transplant that was scheduled to be built near Ramallah, the Palestinian Ministry of Health (MoH) stated “ last night that the economic donors collected to create the center are accessible and kept in a bank account pertaining to the Khaled Al-Hassan Foundation, but that they are insufficient to begin work on the project.
The proposals for the center, with an ability of 250 beds and a projected value of $160 million, were completed, according to a brief statement.
It has been frozen at the present moment due to a lack of funds required to begin the project, the Health Ministry told reporters. The ministry and government are working to offer the financial basis for the creation of the center, and in stages, to serve the (cancer) sick people.
In its strategy to localize healthcare care in Palestine, it stated that treating cancer sufferers is a top priority.
Agencies – Gaza Post -Local sources reported that activist Muhammad Awad, Israeli occupation forces violently attacked and imprisoned a Palestinian boy suffering from heart and spinal illnesses in the village of Beit Ummar, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, last night.
He told WAFA that soldiers held in custody Nour Ahmad Allami, a 16-year-old boy, after having beaten him while he was in a shop, and that Allami had many heart and spine illnesses, as well as several vertebral treatments.
He went on to say that the occupation troops overlooked the boy’s father’s hospital records and continued to attack and imprison him amidst his health problems. Allami has been whisked away to an undisclosed position.
Agencies-Gaza Post – In the early hours of Saturday morning, confrontations exploded in the West Bank city of Jenin after Palestinian Authority security troops apprehended three people, including the son of a leader who escaped from Israeli custody last year.
Muhammad Zubeidi, the son of Zakaria Zubeidi, the Palestinian prisoner who escaped Israel’s Gilboa prison and went on the run for a week before being revived, was imprisoned by PA security forces.
According to Haaretz, the Palestinian officers also captured three other people. The arrests were made for no apparent reason.
Video clips purportedly showing officers apprehending and beating up younger Zubeidi disseminated online, causing outrage in this city.
To protest the detention, dozens of armed Jenin inhabitants faced PA security forces. In a gunfight with security forces, demonstrators reportedly fired live bullets at the PA’s headquarters in the city, according to Arabic media findings.
Agencies-Gaza Post – Local sources reported that the Israeli occupation military shot at least 17 Palestinians on Friday during weekly protests against colonial Israeli settlement expansion in the villages of Kafr Qaddum and Beit Dajan in the occupied West Bank.
Israeli occupation troops shot rubber-coated rounds and stun grenades at anti-colonization demonstrators in Beit Dajan village, Nablus district, injuring at least 12 of civilians and inflicting many incidents of asphyxia from teargas inhalation. Local medics handled all of the injured on the spot.
During conflicts with the Israeli occupation force in the hamlet of Kafr Qaddum in Qalqilia governorate, five Palestinians were wounded by Israeli rubber-coated shells. Asphyxiation from teargas exposure has also been documented in other cases.
Meanwhile, two Palestinians were wounded by Israeli occupation soldiers in Hebron, south of the occupied West Bank, and others were suffocated by teargas during confrontations in the city’s Bab al-Zawiya district. The two injured were sent to a treatment center.
Jerusalem – Gaza Post – Palestinian sources stated that three Palestinians were gunned down by real ammunition last night during an Israeli military operation in East Jerusalem’s Kufr Aqab district, one of whom was believed to be seriously wounded.
According to the Ministry of Health, a Palestinian from the Qalandia migrant camp, north of Jerusalem, was taken to the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah in serious condition with a gunshot wound in the stomach and was committed to surgery almost away.
Two more people were taken to the hospital with gun shot wounds to their lower limbs, according to the report.
According to sources, troops invaded a clubhouse in Kufr Aqab, a Palestinian community north of Jerusalem that lies beyond Israel’s apartheid wall that encircles the city, in an arrest mission.
Citizens fought soldiers, who used live ammunition to disperse them, wounding three people
West Bank – Gaza Post – The Land Research Center said that the Israeli military razed around 950 Palestinian-owned buildings in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem in 2021.
Israeli officials razed roughly 950 houses and grabbed nearly 24,750 dunums of land, according to Jamal Al Amleh, the center’s director.
According to the group, Israeli colonists with the help of Israeli military cut down and destroyed over 17,740 trees.
In the same year, the occupation state spread 55 settlement expansion and built nearly 15 major settlement garrisons, according to Al Amleh. Meanwhile, the Israeli government has approved plans for 100 new settlements.
In a same light, in 2021, the israeli regime built 25 new settlers-only streets for Israeli settlers and military.
Tubas – Gaza Post – MEDICS: Six injuries in clashes with Israeli troops in Tubas
Local sources revealed that six Palestinian youths were shot during an Israeli assault into the occupied West Bank city of Tubas on Tuesday morning.
According to WAFA, Israeli forces invaded the city in the initial hours of the morning, unleashing heavy live ammunition as well as traumatic brain and tear canisters, resulting in clashes. Six young people were hit by real bullets.
According to medical sources, Red Crescent crew members treated a young man who was severely harmed by a live bout in the chest, as well as five others who were wounded by live gunshots in their arms and legs.
All of the victims were transported to the hospital for diagnosis.
Israeli forces invade Palestinian residences almost daily across the West Bank under the guise of looking for “wanted” Palestinians, resulting in conflicts with citizens.
Gaza – Gaza Post – The Gaza Strip’s economy at the end of 2021, according to Maher al-Taba’a, Director of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Gaza.
With nearly a quarter of a million people out of work, the Gaza Strip’s unemployment rate has topped 50%.
According to the World Bank, the Gaza Strip has the world’s highest unemployment rate, with 78 percent of young people and graduates aged 20 to 29, who have a certificate in the Gaza Strip, an intermediate diploma, or a bachelor’s degree unemployed.
The poverty rate in Gaza increased to 64%, with 69 percent of Gaza Strip households experiencing food insecurity.