Al-Qidrah : The curve of the outbreak of the epidemic in Gaza is passing significantly

Ashraf al-Qidra, spokesman for the Ministry of Health in Gaza, said this evening, Saturday, that the curve of the epidemic is passing very sharply in terms of recording the number of infections, after the curve had flattened earlier, and this poses a great risk to mitigation measures in Those areas

In a radio interview, Al-Qidrah indicated that there has been a significant increase in the number of injuries in recent days, especially in the areas that were declared red zones in the northern Gaza Strip and the Gaza region.

He pointed out that the persistence of the red color in these areas worries the government staff and the epidemiological investigation committee, which continues its work in full swing.

Al-Qidra said, “The Ministry of Health now has the ability to distinguish between regions and the extent of the epidemic within them, and we are working hard to prevent infections from spreading to other areas.”

A spokesman for the Ministry of Health in Gaza added: “The spearhead in this battle is the extent of the citizen’s commitment to safety and prevention measures, and we have noticed an increase in the number of injuries in places where weddings and mourning homes were held.”

He stressed that if the state of inaction continues, this will affect the efforts of the epidemiological investigation committee, and things will get out of control, which pushes us to enter a difficult and cruel phase, he said.

He added, “There is a careful study to relieve the citizens and meet their needs, and all health and preventive controls have been completed to adhere to them in the sectors operating in Gaza.” And safety.

He indicated that the volume of daily checks give indications of the extent of the epidemic in the Gaza Strip, and the deeper we enter society, we will have more accurate data on the extent of the virus spread, he said.

(Source / 25.10.2020)

The occupation arrests 18 citizens

Today, Thursday, the Israeli occupation forces launched a massive campaign of arrests of 18 citizens from different parts of the West Bank.

In Hebron, the occupation forces arrested seven citizens, including a woman, and they are: Yahya Sadiq Jahshan, Muhammad Mahmoud al-Saadi, Muhammad Helmy Aql, Muhammad Saqr al-Bu, and the revenge of Jamal Madia, who surrendered after the detention of his brother Samer, all of them from the town of Halhul, in addition to Saber. Ibrahim Al-Najjar (25 years), from the town of Adhna, and the citizen Suhair Ahmad Al-Batran, wife of the prisoner Omar Issa Islemiah.

In Jenin, the occupation forces arrested the two young men, Osama Mahmoud Al-Saadi, and the freed prisoner, Nateq Hussam Hantoli, after he was shot in the leg, during an attempt to arrest him.

In Bethlehem, the occupation forces arrested the young man Ahmed Ibrahim Awais (30 years), from Aida camp.

In Ramallah, the occupation forces arrested five citizens, they were: the young Atta Zaidani, the freed prisoner Saddam Tayseer Al-Asmar, Izz al-Din Fayez Rahima from the town of Beit Rima West, the freed prisoner Muhannad Jaradat from the town of Beituniya, and Uday Abu Shamma from the Al-Balou neighborhood in Al-Bireh.

In Tubas, the occupation forces arrested the liberated prisoner, Thaer Jamil Bani Odeh, after they raided his relatives’ house in Tamoun.

In Nablus, the occupation forces arrested two citizens: Mahmoud Al-Sabti and Issa Nazmi Hashash, from Balata Camp.

(Source / 24.10.2020)

Two injuries in the head and chest in the Kafr Qaddum clashes

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Two citizens were injured today, Friday, in the Kafr Qaddum clashes, east of Qalqilya, with the occupation soldiers, one in the head and the second in the chest.

PalPress in Gaza correspondent in Qalqilya reported that one of the citizens was hit in the head with metal bullets, and another was hit in the chest with a metal bullet and a sound grenade, and he was taken to hospital.

Eyewitnesses confirmed that the occupation soldiers had brutally repressed the march and fired all kinds of bullets and bombs towards the participants in the weekly peaceful march calling for the opening of the main entrance that has been closed since 2003.

They added, “Ambushes were set up between the olive groves to arrest the participants in the march, and the water tanks were fired at on the roofs of the houses in order to puncture them. An ambush prepared by the soldiers was foiled and the soldiers fled from the site.”

(Source / 24.10.2020)

Cases of suffocations during a confrontation north of Qalqilya

Many citizens were suffocated Thursday evening with tear gas during confrontations that broke out near the military checkpoint of the Israeli occupation, which is located at the northern entrance to the city of Qalqilya.

Eyewitnesses reported to the Palestinian Press, that Israeli soldiers fired tear gas canisters massively and rubber bullets after youths set fire to the gate of the external checkpoint, which led to suffocation injuries among citizens and their homes near the checkpoint area north of Qalqilya.

It is noteworthy that the clashes broke out almost daily in recent times near the checkpoint at the northern entrance to the city of Qalqilya, which is designated for workers to cross into the interior.

On the other hand, large forces of the occupation army conducted searches along the settlement bypass road No. 55 off Azzun town, east of Qalqilya.

(Source / 24.10.2020)

The occupation arrested 10 citizens

The Israeli occupation forces arrested 10 civilians at dawn today.

The official news agency reported that the occupation arrested Muhammad al-Qirbi and Khalil al-Qirbi, after they raided and searched their families’ homes.

From the town of Al-Issawiya, north of Jerusalem, the forces arrested 5 citizens, and local sources in the town reported that the occupation forces stormed the town and arrested Yusef Bilal Abu Al-Hummus, Sami Salah Dari, Yazan Imran Obaid, Mutasim Hamza Ubaid, and Nasser Muhammad Abu Riala, from their homes.

And from Jenin, the forces arrested two citizens from the city of Jenin and a third from the town of Al-Yamoun.

According to the official news agency, the occupation forces stormed the city and raided the neighborhoods of Kharrouba and Marah Saad and arrested the young liberated prisoner Ashraf Nasser Tahainah and Muhammad Rushdi al-Jamal, after they raided and searched their relatives’ homes, and in the town of Yamoun in the west, and arrested Ahmed Amin Nawada after raiding and searching his house.

(Source / 24.10.2020)

Japan provides $33 million to build schools in West Bank and Gaza

Today, Wednesday, it signed two Japanese support agreements worth $ 33 million, in favor of improving Palestinian camps and building a number of schools in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, under the patronage and presence of Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh.

The agreement was signed by: Minister of Finance Shukri Bishara, representative of the JICA office in Palestine, Toshia Abe, at the Prime Minister’s Office in Ramallah, and member of the Executive Committee of the PLO, Head of the Refugee Affairs Department, Ahmed Abu Houli, via video call from the Gaza Strip, in the presence of the Japanese ambassador Palestine has Maguchi Masayuki.

Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh said, “We extend our thanks on behalf of President Mahmoud Abbas, who is bound and bound together by the friendship between us and the friendly nation of Japan, which provides serious and tangible support to our Palestinian people, in order to strengthen educational institutions, infrastructure and culture, and various sectors.”

Shtayyeh added, “The two agreements that were signed today worth 33 million dollars, distributed over the construction of 10 schools in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and strengthening the infrastructure in some Palestinian camps, and this support is a major priority to strengthen the steadfastness of the Palestinian citizen.”

He continued: “The camp is not the subject of improving infrastructure, as it is a symbol of the Palestinian right of return, and strengthening its presence is a political identity, and building schools is the top priority for the Palestinian development project. The Palestinians are proud of having the highest rates of education in the world.” 

Shtayyeh added, “We congratulate the new Japanese prime minister, and we extend our sincere thanks to the former prime minister with whom we have worked for a long time. Japan is with us to end the occupation, strengthen Palestinian institutions, and embody and consolidate the state on the ground.”

For his part, Abu Huli appreciated the Japanese support for refugee camps, whether in Palestine or in the diaspora, in addition to the continued support of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which is targeted politically and financially with the aim of ending its existence.

In turn, the Japanese ambassador, on behalf of the Japanese government, affirmed their continued support to our Palestinian people, especially children, youth and marginalized communities in all the Palestinian territories, stressing more work with the government and the Palestinian people to enhance friendship and mutual trust.

(Source / 22.10.2020)

The Prisoners Authority: harsh living and detention conditions suffered by female prisoners in “Damoun” detention center

The Authority for Prisoners’ Affairs and Executives said in a statement issued today, Wednesday, that 39 prisoners in “Al-Damun” detention camp suffer extremely harsh living and detention conditions.

The commission clarified in its statement that the prisoners made several demands for the administration of the detention center to improve their living conditions, among them, the removal of surveillance cameras from the fora area as it limits their movement and violates their privacy, and allows them to make phone calls with their families in light of the current interruption of visits, claiming the conditions of “Corona”. And finding a solution for the al-Maabar section of “Hasharon” prison, in which the newly arrested and detained female prisoners are being held in poor and inhumane conditions, as well as repairing the damaged facilities in the section, especially al-Furah yard, and painting its floor with an appropriate material to prevent slipping.

They also demanded, according to the authority’s statement, to provide them with medical treatment and not to neglect them and leave them prey to pain, especially since there are many pathological cases, the most prominent of which is the case of the prisoner Israa Jaabis, who suffers from burns and needs several operations. Abu Taher, who complains of diabetes, as well as the captive Iman Awar, who suffers from cancerous masses in the vocal tendons, Rawan Abu Ziadeh who suffers from pain in the neck and stomach, and Nisreen Abu Kamil, who complains of hypertension, diabetes and inflammation of the toes, and all of them need urgent medical follow-up. And specialized.

The commission pointed out that these demands have already been submitted to the “Damun” administration, and that this is the tenth time in a row that the prisoners go to the administration of the detention center to demand their most basic life rights, but the administration does not offer them anything but words, false promises, procrastination and deliberate procrastination.

The authority added that if the “Damoun” administration did not respond this time to the demands, the female prisoners threaten to escalate and take protest steps.

The authority expressed its concern about the deterioration of conditions in the various Israeli prisons, in light of the continuing repressive and oppressive measures taken by the prison administration against male and female prisoners at various levels.

(Source / 22.10.2020)

Settlers flood olive and apricot fields in Sebastia with wastewater

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.

(Source / 21.10.2020)

The occupation threatens to demolish 13 inhabited houses in Silwan

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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.

(Source / 20.10.2020)

Japan donates 4.3 million dollars for food aid for Palestine refugees

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.

(Source / 20.10.2020)