Soldiers Shoot And Abduct A Young Man In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers shot and abducted a young Palestinian man in the at-Tour town, in occupied Jerusalem.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers invaded the town, leading to protests, before firing rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs.

They added that the soldiers shot Bassam Abu Sbeitan, with rubber-coated steel bullets in the leg, and assaulted him before dragging him away.

The Palestinian was seen in pain trying to walk while the soldiers were taking him away, without providing him with the needed medical help.

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(Source / 23.09.2021)

Recently Released Cancer-Stricken Detainee Dies At Hospital In Ramallah

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed, Wednesday, that a cancer-stricken former Palestinian political prisoner who was recently released from an Israeli prison after his condition seriously deteriorated, has died at a Palestinian hospital in Ramallah, in central West Bank.

The PPS stated that the detainee, Hussein Masalma, 39, from the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, was released from an Israeli prison in February of this year when his condition became extremely serious after he was denied the right to receive the urgently-needed specialized medical treatment for his Leukemia.

The PPS added that the detainee was first moved to Hadassah Israeli medical center, before being sent, a week ago, to the Istishari Arab Hospital in Ramallah.

The PPS held Israel fully responsible for his death, especially since he was subject to medical neglect while in prison, and only started receiving treatment when his condition became serious.

It is worth mentioning that Masalma started suffering from complications and sharp pain in late 2020, and it took Israel more than a month to send him to the clinic of the Negev Desert detention camp and was only moved to an Israeli hospital when his condition became very serious, and the physicians found out that he has End-Stage Leukemia.

The Palestinian was abducted by the Israel army in the year 2002 and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. He spent 19 years in prison before he was released due to his serious medical condition.

His release came after various appeals, deliberations, and delays by Israeli courts before his lawyer filed an appeal with the Israeli High Court.

In an interview with the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic), in February of this year, Masalma stated that he has been suffering for two years and that the Israeli physicians didn’t render an accurate diagnosis to his condition.

“For more than two years I have been suffering, and they couldn’t diagnose my condition currently,” he said, “It is not just me, there are so many detainees suffering from serious conditions.”

The PPS said that many Palestinian political prisoners, especially those who have been held captive by Israel for more than 20 years are facing serious health conditions, including cancer.

It called on various regional and international human rights and legal groups, including the World Health Organization, to act on ensuring the release of all ailing Palestinian detainees from Israel prisons and to send an independent medical committee to look into these cases.

After the detainee’s death, various Palestinian political factions declared a general strike, Thursday, and called for massive popular protests across the occupied West Bank, during and after his funeral procession which will be held on Thursday at 11:30 before noon.

(Source / 23.09.2021)

Israeli Police Detain A Palestinian Who Reportedly Rammed Colonizer With Car

Israeli sources have reported, Wednesday, that the police detained a Palestinian man after he allegedly rammed an Israeli colonialist settler with his car, near occupied Jerusalem. The injured woman made the allegation that two hours after she was injured.

The sources said that the “incident appears to be hit and run”, and took place near Maale Michmash colony, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem.

They added that the woman suffered a moderate injury before she was moved to a hospital in Jerusalem.

According to the injured woman, who remained alert, a car passed her on the road near the colony, “before turning back and accelerating towards her.”

However, the woman only made the allegation to the police and the medical crews two hours after she was injured.

The Israeli police said they located the Palestinian vehicle, and detained the driver in the al-Ezariyya town, east of Jerusalem, before moving him to an interrogation facility.

It is worth mentioning that Mikhmas, inhabited by about 1700 persons, is a Palestinian village, southeast of Jerusalem, and is surrounded by three illegal Israeli colonies (Michmash, Psegot, and Adam( that were built after Israel occupied the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, in the year 1967.

(Source / 23.09.2021)

Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, three young Palestinian men from Ya’ad town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

Samer Abu Bakr, the head of Ya’bad Municipality, stated that several army jeeps invaded the town at dawn before the soldiers stormed and ransacked homes.

He added that the soldiers abducted three young men identified as Samih Sa’id Amarna, Yazan Sa’id Kabaha, and Ahmad Zoheir Hirzallah.

On Wednesday at night, the soldiers closed placed sandhills at the western entrance of the town, in addition to various minor roads leading to it.

Abu Bakr stated that the army frequently invades the town, in addition to the constant violations against the Palestinian farmers and their lands, especially during the olive harvest season.

It is worth mentioning that large areas of farmlands and olive orchards are completely isolated behind the illegal Annexation Wall, an issue that forces the Palestinians to apply for permits from the Israeli army just to be able to enter their lands.

(Source / 23.09.2021)

Israeli Army Invades Farmlands In Northern Gaza

Israeli soldiers invaded and bulldozed, Thursday, Palestinian farmlands, north of Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

Media sources said several military vehicles, and bulldozers, invaded the farmlands near the perimeter fence while firing live rounds and smoke bombs to force the farmers away.

They added that the military bulldozers uprooted the lands and installed sand hills close to the fence.

The attacks are part of frequent Israeli violations against the Palestinians, especially the fishermenfarmersshepherds, and workers in the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip, and have led to dozens of casualties, including fatalities, in addition to serious property damage and the confiscation of many boats after abducting the fishermen.

(Source / 23.09.2021)

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Thursday, eight Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including the occupied capital, Jerusalem.

The soldiers invaded Ya’bad town, west of Jenin, in northern West Bank, searched homes, and abducted three young men, identified as Samih Sa’id Amarna, Yazan Sa’id Kabaha, and Ahmad Zoheir Herzallah.

In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted a woman, identified as Randa Sa’id, and a young man, Saif Qawasmi, in the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The soldiers also invaded Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and abducted a young man, identified as Ahmad Jamil Silwadi, from his home in Batn al-Hawa neighborhood.

Also in Silwan, the soldiers and intelligence officers invaded the home of Jamal Gheith in the same neighborhood, and violently searched it, causing excessive damage. The soldiers also used a K9 unit in the search.

In Ramallah, in central West Bank, the soldiers invaded and searched homes, before abducting Sameh Abdul-Hadi Rammaha, 18, from the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah, and Nihad Eyad Hamdan, from Beit Sira town, west of the city.

In related news, the soldiers invaded and bulldozed Palestinian farmlands, north of Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

(Source / 23.09.2021)

Israeli Police Volunteer Killed in Car Accident

A Palestinian Druze man with Israeli citizenship was killed in a car accident Tuesday while volunteering with the Israeli police to identify undocumented Palestinian workers. He was identified as Hosam Zghaiyir, from the town of Yarka in the northern West Bank.

Israeli police ruled the incident an accident that was not politically motivated – despite earlier claims by the Israeli police that the car accident had been a ‘ramming attack’.

An Israeli police spokesperson said, “At the end of an extensive police operation including dozens of cops and a police helicopter, a short time ago [police] located 11 residents of the West Bank who were residing in Israel illegally and some of whom are suspected of being involved in the ramming incident involving a policeman and a police volunteer this morning.”

The claim that the accident was a ‘ramming attack’ was later retracted. But the undocumented workers remain imprisoned.

A 44-year-old Palestinian with Israeli citizenship was detained for driving the car that caused the accident, but was later released.

He was a construction company owner who, according to eyewitnesses, was trying to keep the police from bothering his workers when he caused the accident.

According to local residents, the police were originally called to the site by neighbors concerned about noise at the construction site. They arrived at the site prepared to inspect the work permit of all the laborers working at the site.

(Source / 22.09.2021)

Soldiers Close Archeological Area In Sebastia

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, the archeological area in Sebastia Palestinian town, north of Nablus, in northern West Bank.

Mohammad Azem, the mayor of Sebastia, stated that several Israeli army jeeps, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded the town before heading to the site, and closed it along with the surrounding areas.

Azem added that the invasion was carried out y dozens of soldiers, who were also deployed on the town’s entrances and main roads, including the road leading to the archeological site.

The soldiers also forced all Palestinian stores to close and prevented the residents from entering the area.

The invasion was carried out in preparation for allowing large groups of colonialist settlers to tour the site.

The army soldiers frequently invade Sebastia to accompany groups of colonialist settlers into the archeological area in Sebastia.

During these invasions, the soldiers block all Palestinian traffic, in addition to frequently storming homes, abducting Palestinians, and attacking protesters, in addition to removing the Palestinian flag from the site.

(Source / 22.09.2021)

Undercover Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Four Palestinians In Shu’fat

Undercover Israeli soldiers infiltrated, earlier Wednesday, into Shu’fat refugee camp, northeast of occupied Jerusalem, and assaulted many Palestinians before kidnapping four.

Eyewitnesses said the undercover soldiers infiltrated the refugee camp in a civilian truck, before jumping out of it and assaulting many young Palestinian men.

They added that the undercover soldiers kidnapped four young men immediately after jumping out of the back of the truck, and chased several other residents but were unable to capture them.

(Source / 22.09.2021)

Israeli Colonizers Bulldoze Large Areas Of Palestinian Lands Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers and a Group of fanatic illegal Israeli colonizers bulldozed, Wednesday, large areas of Palestinian lands near Nablus, in northern West Bank, apparently in preparation for construction of an outpost.

Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in the northern West Bank, stated that the colonizers, accompanied by many soldiers, brought three bulldozers and started bulldozing the lands.

He added that the targeted Palestinian lands, at least 30 Dunams (7.41 Acres), are in the Kafr Atiyya area between the villages of Aqraba, Joreesh, and al-Majdal.

Daghlas also stated that the Palestinians were not informed or given any written orders from the military regarding the bulldozing of their lands, however, such violations usually precede the official illegal annexation of the lands for the construction of colonies.

All of Israel’s colonies in the occupied West Bank, including those in and around occupied East Jerusalem, are illegal under International Law, the Fourth Geneva Convention in addition to various United Nations and Security Council resolutions. They also constitute war crimes under International Humanitarian Law.

(Source /22.09.2021)