Settlers flood agricultural lands in the town of Sebastia, north of Nablus, with wastewater.
The mayor of Sebastia, Muhammad Azim, stated that the settlers of “Shafi Shimron” settlement, which is built on the lands of a number of villages northwest of Nablus, flooded the lands west of the town with wastewater.
He explained that these lands are planted with apricot and olive trees, which incur heavy losses for farmers.
A member of the Silwan Lands Defense Committee, a researcher in Jerusalem affairs, Fakhri Abu Dhiab, said that the Israeli occupation municipality in Jerusalem delivered, on Monday, notices to demolish 13 inhabited houses in the town of Silwan, south of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Abu Diyab added to the official news agency that the occupation municipality has notified the demolition of 10 houses in the Al-Bustan neighborhood of Silwan, and 3 others in the “Karam Al-Sheikh” area there, under the pretext of building without a permit, noting that the houses fulfill the conditions of construction, and there are also unlicensed homes for settlers not far from it. Only a few meters away.
According to Abu Diyab, the houses are inhabited and support the livelihood of 76 people, most of them children and women, and most of the houses were built for more than ten years.
He emphasized that the occupation authorities are now using a clear policy to displace Palestinians, represented by embodying the policy of “annexation” on the ground to liquidate the Palestinian presence in Jerusalem.
The Japanese government signed today, Monday, a donation agreement worth 450 million Japanese yen (about 4.3 million dollars) with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
This important donation, according to a statement issued by the Agency, will enable UNRWA to continue providing food aid to a total of 99,000 Palestine refugees in Gaza, with the aim of reducing the impact of poverty and food insecurity for those in desperate need, especially in light of the “Covid-” pandemic. 19 “ongoing.
Ambassador Magoshi Masayuki said: “It is with great pleasure that I share with you the statement that the Japanese government has decided to donate approximately $ 4.3 million to UNRWA at this critical time. This donation represents our strong commitment and solidarity with Palestine refugees at a time when the region suffers from a humanitarian crisis. Serious. “
In turn, the Chargé d’Affairs of External Relations and Communications and Director of Communications at UNRWA, Sami Masha`, thanked the agency for this donation, saying: “On behalf of UNRWA, I would like to thank the Japanese government for its generous donation in support of Palestine refugees in the Gaza Strip. The Japanese government has always been an example of its support to the Agency. We highly appreciate this extremely generous support during an exceptionally difficult period of its existence in order to assist the community at risk. “
The Japanese government is a steadfast donor to UNRWA, and has supported the agency since 1953. In 2019, the Japanese government was the agency’s eighth largest donor, and played a critical role at a time when UNRWA was facing an existential crisis. Thanks to the constant support of donors such as the Japanese government, UNRWA is able to provide vital services to Palestine refugees in the Middle East in the face of its persistent challenges.
Three young men were injured by metal bullets today, during clashes in the town of Kafr Qaddum, east of Qalqilya, after the start of a march condemning the settlements.
The Coordinator of the Popular Resistance in Kafr Qaddum, Murad Shteiwi, stated that the occupation soldiers attacked the participants in the march with metal bullets, which resulted in 3 injuries, one of which was a young man that penetrated his chest, which necessitated his transfer to Rafidia Hospital in Nablus, while two cases were treated on the ground.
Shteiwi indicated that the town is witnessing an unprecedented wave of escalation aimed at suppressing the march, stressing that it will continue until its goals are achieved.
A number of civilians suffocated as a result of inhaling tear gas during clashes with youths near the northern crossing of the city of Qalqilya.
Eyewitnesses reported: that clashes broke out with the occupation soldiers near the crossing, during which the soldiers fired tear gas, metal and rubber bullets and live bullets, which resulted in the injury of a number of citizens by suffocation.
Settlers from the “Ish Kodash” settlement outpost recently severely damaged the electricity network in Jaloud village, southeast of Nablus, as part of their continuous attacks on the village.
The head of Jalud Village Council, Abdullah Hajj Muhammad, said that the settlers of the “Ish Kodash” outpost cut off one of the main electricity poles in the eastern region close to the focus, which led to the collapse of the 1 km power line, the fall of the cables to the ground and the disruption of 25 electricity poles. It has become ramshackle, especially as we approach the winter season.
Hajj Muhammad added that the destruction of the Palestinian service infrastructure networks in the areas near the settlements are acts of aggression carried out by extremist settlers in cover of darkness, with the aim of preventing the development of these areas and preventing services from reaching them in order to force citizens to leave the lands near the settlements and thus facilitate their control in favor of the nearby settlements.
He pointed out that the settlers’ attacks on the service infrastructure come in light of the limited financial capabilities of the local authorities, and the absence of official support and attention for the targeted areas to rehabilitate what the extremist settlers destroy.
In one of the largest seizures, the occupation authorities seized 11,200 dunums in the Palestinian valleys today, Thursday, in favor of the so-called nature reserves.
The Director General of Documenting Occupation Violations at the Wall and Settlement Resistance Commission, Qassem Awad, said in a call to Al-Quds tonight that the occupation announced its seizure of 11,200 dunams, in favor of 3 Israeli nature reserves in the Palestinian Jordan Valley.
Awwad indicated that these reserves are located in Deir Hajla in Jericho, the other is south of Al-Jiftlik, near the settlement of “Maswah” built on citizens ‘lands, and the third is east of Ain Al-Hilweh and Al-Farisiya in the northern Jordan Valley in the area between the settlements of “Maskiot and Rutem”, which are located on citizens’ lands in the Jordan Valley.
He pointed out that during the coming period the occupation intends to announce four new areas as natural reserves in the West Bank, pointing out that most of the seizures fall under the clause of “natural reserves”. The occupation allocates its lands later for settlement construction, indicating that since the announcement of the deal of the century, the occupation has ratified and deposited it Plans to approve more than 12,000 settlement units in the West Bank and Jerusalem.
On the other hand, the so-called Planning and Building Council of the so-called “Civil Administration” of the Israeli occupation approved this evening, Thursday, the construction of 3,212 settlement units in various settlements in the West Bank and Jerusalem.
According to the Hebrew newspaper “Israel Hayom”, this plan, which was approved, comes as a continuation of the plan announced yesterday with 2,166 other units, bringing the total number to 5,400 settlement units.
The plan was approved eight months after the committee abstained from meeting due to a political matter, by the American opposition.
This is the largest record in recent years of construction, and the scheme had to be approved in advance.
The “Yesha” Settlements Council said that efforts were made by settler leaders to resume construction again, stressing that construction in the settlements should not be used as a bargaining chip in any peace agreements.
He stressed the need to continue building freely without political conditions or approvals.
For its part, Peace Now said that the year 2020 is the peak year for strengthening construction plans in settlements, and that more than 90% of construction takes place in isolated settlements that are supposed to be evacuated under any future agreements.
According to the movement, 12,159 settlement units have been built so far in 2020, of which 11,091 are in isolated settlements, or about 91.2%, while 8.8% of the units will be built in settlements that the Geneva Accord model will be able to include as part of the land swap.
She indicated that this building is the record in construction since at least 2012.