Army Abducts Five Palestinians In Jerusalem

20 MAY3:47 AM

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, five Palestinians, including two guards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the head of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), in two separate incidents, in occupied Jerusalem.

The PPS said the soldiers abducted the head of its Jerusalem Office, the Secretary of Fateh Movement, Nasser Qous, in addition to Niaz Salayma and Sajed Salayma.

The PPS added that the solders abducted the three Palestinians in the al-Misrara neighborhood while preparing food packages to give to families of political prisoners in Jerusalem’s Old City, as part of social activities during the current holy Muslim month of Ramadan.

In addition, the army abducted two civilian guards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, identified as Samir al-Yamen and Sa’ed Salayma, while leaving the holy site.

(Source / 20.05.2019) 

Army Abducts Six Palestinians In West Bank

20 MAY1:33 PM

The Israeli army abducted, on Monday at dawn, six Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the soldiers invaded and searched many homes, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported.

The PPS said the soldiers abducted Ghazi Mohammad Derbani, 18, from his home in Kafr Malik town, northeast of Ramallah in central West Bank.

It added that the soldiers also invaded homes in ‘Aroura town, northwest of Ramallah, and abducted Adel Ahmad Khatib, 22.

In Jenin, in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Essam Jaradat, from his home in Silat al-Harithiya village, northwest of Jenin.

It is worth mentioning that the soldiers stormed Jaradat’s home several days ago, but he was not in the property.

In Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, the soldiers abducted two Palestinians, identified as Abdul-Hadi Abu Aisha and Mohammad Ezreiqat.

The soldiers also abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Ibrahim Mohammad Abdul-Razeq, from his home in Tayasir town, northeast of Tubas, in northeastern West Bank.

It is worth mentioning that, on Sunday afternoon, the soldiers abducted a young woman, identified as Rawan Nader al-‘Ammouri, 22, from Hebron.

(Source / 20.05.2019) 

Israeli Minister Leads Provocative Tour of Al-Aqsa

19 MAY5:17 PM

Israeli Minister of Agriculture Uri Ariel, today, headed a group of extremist Israeli settlers in a provocative tour of the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in occupied Jerusalem.

Ariel and dozens of settlers toured the holy sit,e in groups, only hours after Israeli police forcibly evicted hundreds of Muslim worshippers from the holy site.

Similar tours by Israeli politicians and lawmakers, in the past, led to tensions and clashes between Israeli forces, on the one side, and Muslim worshipers and the Jordan-run Islamic Waqf personnel in charge of running the compound, on the other.

(Source / 20.05.2019) 

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Teen In Jerusalem

19 MAY3:04 PM

Israeli soldiers invaded, Sunday, Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, and abducted a Palestinian teen.

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said the soldiers abducted Yazan Mohammad Froukh, 16, from his home.

Silwanic added that the soldiers invaded the teen’s family home, and violently searched it, in addition to confiscating mobile homes, owned by members of his family.

In related news, the soldiers abducted a young Palestinian man in Kafr ‘Aqab town, north of occupied East Jerusalem.

(Source / 19.05.2019) 

Army Abducts A Palestinian Near Jerusalem

19 MAY2:41 PM

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday morning, a young Palestinian man in Kafr ‘Aqab town, north of occupied East Jerusalem.

The Qalandia Media Center said the soldiers invaded the town, searched homes and abducted a young man, identified as Mohammad Sobeh.

It added that the soldiers also installed a military roadblock, and prevented many Palestinians from leaving the town.

The soldiers also invaded the al-Biereh city, near Ramallah in central West Bank, and were heavily deployed in the area of the al-Biereh-Jerusalem road, especially around a building there.

In related news, many illegal Israeli colonists, accompanied by soldiers, invaded the area of the evacuated Homish colony, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

The colonists also obstructed traffic and attempted to attack several Palestinians on the nearby Jenin-Nablus road.

(Source / 19.05.2019) 

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian In Bethlehem

19 MAY1:43 PM

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, a young Palestinian man in Teqoua’ town, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said the soldiers abducted Amer Ra’fat Zayyah, 25, after breaking into his home and violently searching it.

They added that dozens of soldiers invaded the town, and fired many life rounds, gas bombs and concussion grenades.

The army said it invaded the town after Palestinian youngsters hurled stones at a colony’s bus, and army jeeps.

(Source / 19.05.2019) 

Dutch Politician Arrested in Jerusalem

19 MAY5:30 PM

A Dutch politician was arrested, Friday, by Israeli security forces, while carrying a Palestinian flag, after Friday prayers in the occupied Old City East Jerusalem al-Quds.

Israeli soldiers arrested Tunahan Kuzu, the leader of Dutch political party DENK and a parliamentarian, as he was walking toward the al-Aqsa Mosque with a Palestinian flag in his hand.

The Israeli security forces also seized the Palestinian flag.

The DENK party said Kuzu, who is of Turkish descent, had been taken by a large group of heavily armed soldiers after Friday prayers, and during a working visit to Jerusalem al-Quds, according to Press TV/Al Ray.

Kuzu held some meetings, with civil society representatives, to discuss recent developments in the region, and took part in the 71st anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, on Wednesday, during his business trip to the occupied city, the statement added.

Palestinians commemorate May 15 as the day of Nakba or catastrophe. The event marks the forced expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homeland, following the creation of Israel, in 1948, and their scattering across refugee camps in the West Bank, Gaza, and neighboring countries.

Tensions have been running high, near the fence separating Gaza from the occupied territories, since March, which marked the start of a series of protests called “The Great March of Return.” Palestinian protesters demand the right to return for those driven out of their homeland.

More than 300 Palestinians have been killed since then, and over 17,300 have been injured.

Germany designates BDS as anti-Semitic

Separately on Friday, the German parliament voted to condemn as “anti-Semitic” a Palestinian movement that calls for economic pressure on Israel to end the occupation of Palestine’s territories.

In a move welcomed by the Tel Aviv regime, the majority of German lawmakers in the Bundestag voted in favor of a motion that accuses the international Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement of using anti-Semitic tactics to fulfill its political goals.

“The argumentation patterns and methods used by the BDS movement are anti-Semitic,” read the motion submitted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives, their Social Democrat coalition partners as well as the Greens and Free Democrats.

The vote was denounced by BDS as anti-Palestinian.

“The German establishment is entrenching its complicity in Israel’s crimes of military occupation, ethnic cleansing, siege and apartheid, while desperately trying to shield it from accountability to international law,” BDS said.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the motion in a statement on Twitter, saying, “I hope that this decision will bring about concrete steps and I call upon other countries to adopt similar legislation.”

The BDS movement was initiated in 2005 by over 170 Palestinian organizations and, later, turned international. It is meant to initiate “various forms of boycott against Israel until it meets its obligations under international law,” and ends its occupation of Palestinian lands.

Israel and its allies in Washington have long railed against the BDS movement, which calls for people and groups across the world to cut economic, cultural and academic ties to Tel Aviv.

Last year, Israel published a list of 20 organizations whose activists would be barred from entering the occupied territories, due to their support for boycott campaigns.

Israel’s strategic affairs ministry has been allocated $36m to combat the BDS movement.

(Source / 19.05.2019) 

Israeli Colonists Hurl Stones At Palestinian Cars Near Nablus

18 MAY2:45 AM

Several illegal Israeli colonists hurled stones, on Friday evening, at Palestinian cars driving on the Nablus-Jenin road, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the assailants gathered at the main junction near the former Homesh colony, and hurled stones at the Palestinian cars.

Daghlas added that the attack caused damage to several Palestinian cars, but did not lead to physical injuries.

In related news, Israeli soldiers shot and mildly injured a Palestinian man near the entrance of Beit Awwa town, west of Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank.

In the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army said it detained one Palestinian “who crossed the perimeter fence.” The army said the Palestinians was not carrying any weapons, and was moved to an interrogation facilities.

(Source / 18.05.2019) 

Army Abducts Several Palestinians In Jerusalem

17 MAY1:29 PM

Israeli soldiers abducted, Friday, several young Palestinian men in Qalandia area, north of occupied East Jerusalem, while trying to enter the city for Friday prayers in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, on the second Friday of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan.

Media sources said the soldiers chased and attacked several young Palestinian men, and prevented them from entering Jerusalem.

They added that the soldiers also abducted several young men, and took them to an unknown destination.

It is worth mentioning that, while Israel claims to allow the Muslim Palestinians to enter Jerusalem for Friday prayers, men under the age of 40 are denied access.

On Friday at dawn, the soldiers invaded Arraba town, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, searched homes, and abducted Mohammad Mazen Sha’er, 25.

In related news, a group of fanatic illegal Israeli colonists invaded Palestinian agricultural lands in ‘Aseera al-Qibliya village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and burnt them.

(Source / 18.05.2019) 

Health Ministry: “Israeli Soldiers Injured 65 Palestinians, Including 22 Children In Gaza”

16 MAY1:20 AM

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported that Israeli soldiers injured 65 Palestinians, including 22 children and five women, and added that one of the injured Palestinians suffered serious wounds during the protests marking the Palestinian Nakba, in several parts of the coastal region.

Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said one of the injured Palestinians is in a serious condition, in addition to 15 who suffered moderate wounds and 49 who were mildly injured.

He added that 22 of the wounded Palestinians are children, and five are women, and said that the soldiers also targeted medics, wounding three with rubber-coated steel bullets.

Dr. al-Qedra stated that 16 of the wounded Palestinians were shot with live rounds, 14 with rubber-coated steel bullets, 4 were injured by shrapnel from bullets, 15 suffered cuts and bruises, 4 suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, and 12 were injured by shrapnel from gas bombs.

In related news, Israeli navy ships fired live rounds and rubber-coated steel bullets at Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, wounding one fisherman, identified as Morad al-Hassi, 22, from the Shati’ refugee camp, west of Gaza.

Medical sources said the fisherman was shot with a rubber-coated steel bullet, and suffered mild-to-moderate wounds.

It is worth mentioning that the soldiers also abducted one Palestinian, who crossed the perimeter fence.

Also Wednesday, the Health Ministry in Gaza has reported that Israeli soldiers have killed 305 Palestinians, including 59 children, ten women, three medics and two journalists, since the Great Return March procession started, in the coastal region, on Palestinian Land Day, March 30th, 2018.

(Source / 17.05.2019)