Video| Injuries among citizens and journalists in Israeli attacks on protests

An Israeli soldier opening fire at a protest

Qalqilya (QNN)- Israeli forces repressed a peaceful protest in Kafr Qaddum on Saturday, wounding two young men. Meanwhile, Israeli settlers in Masafer Yatta attacked journalists with their dogs. The attack left several injuries. Locals of both villages protested against the Israeli settlement.

The coordinator of the Popular resistance in Kafr Qaddum, Murad Ishtewi, said Israeli forces raided the village ad attacked the protest.

The Israeli attack left two limb injuries. Citizens took Both cases to a hospital.

In the same vein, Israeli forces attacked another anti-settlement protest in Masafer Yatta in southern Hebron. Israeli soldiers repressed the protest using tear gas and sound bombs. Simultaneously, the Israeli army announced the area as a closed military zone.

Israeli settlers attacked journalists using their dogs. Several journalists got wounded.

(Source / 24.01.21)

Palestinian Foreign Ministry complains companies operating in illegal Israeli settlements

Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has complain about companies operating in the illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem.

The ministry said in a statement it has sent letters to the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Abu Al-Gheit, and the Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Yusef Al-Othaimin, complaining about the companies operating in the illegal Israeli settlements in the OPT.

In these letters, the ministry said it talked about the negative and hostile impact of that on the inalienable rights of the Palestinians, on top of which is the right to self-determination, and other economic, social and cultural rights.

It said that companies and businessmen from member states have concluded trade agreements aimed at importing products from illegal Israeli settlements located on the land of the occupied State of Palestine in violation of international law.

The first shipments of olive oil and honey products from the settlement company Torra Winery, located in the illegal settlement of Rehelim built on stolen lands belonging to the Palestinian village of al-Sawiya, and from Paradise Honey Factory in the settlement of Harmash, have arrived at their destinations.

The ministry stressed that the settlements violate international law, United Nations resolutions, including Security Council Resolution 2334, contribute to a war crime, and a violation of the resolutions of the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, all of which affirmed the illegality of settlements and their products.

The ministry called the High Commissioner and other parties to address all institutions and individuals to clarify these legal violations, which affect the Palestinian rights, considered an assault on them, and are consistent with colonial projects, and to call on them to go back on these violations, and also to call on states to take all necessary measures, including legal follow-up.

It also called to enact local laws to deter any individual, institution, or company that is proven to be directly or indirectly complicit in any commercial or other business with the illegal settlements, and to hold them accountable as they contribute to a war crime against the Palestinian people, their rights and resources.

(Source / 24.01.2021)

To justify broken bones, Israeli occupation police prevent Palestinian workers from appearing in court

 Palestinian workers enter Israel through the Mitar checkpoint in the West Bank city of Hebron, on May 3, 2020

Israeli occupation police have refused to bring Palestinian workers who have been arrested while working without permission to court, in order to hide their brutality against them, the Israeli Haaretz newspaper reported on Thursday.

Haaretz said that a large police force attacked a group of Palestinian workers in the Modiin settlement near the occupied city of Jerusalem, causing fractures and severe physical harm.

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According to the paper, the occupation police attacked the workers in a construction site after receiving a false tip claiming that they planned to carry out an attack in the illegal settlement, noting that two workers suffered various fractures on the body and face and a dislocated shoulder.

The judge at the Magistrate’s Court in Petah Tikva demanded the Israeli occupation police clarify how they dealt with the detainees, and to explain why they decided not to bring three of them to the court.

The police claimed three workers entered quarantine due to suspicion of being infected with coronavirus, however they did not present health reports supporting their allegations.

However, according to Haaretz, “the three men denied they had any symptoms. The court criticized the Israeli Prison Service for not allowing them to attend the hearing and demanded to see medical documentation that would support the doctor’s opinion.”

One of the detained Palestinian workers told the court that the Israeli special forces arrived at the construction site and assaulted him and his colleagues breaking his arm and nose, although none of them resisted detention or attempted to escape.

(Source / 24.01.2021)

Palestinian worker dies after inhaling teargas thrown by IOF

Occupied West Bank (QNN)- A 50-year-old Palestinian worker was announced dead of a heart attack early today morning while running from Israeli occupation forces in the occupied West Bank.

The worker, identified as Fo’ad Joudeh, died after Israeli occupation forces attacked a group of Palestinian workers by teargas near the village of Far’oun in the occupied West Bank.

Local sources said that he died after inhaling a large amount of tear gas, originating from gas grenades thrown by the Israeli occupation forces at the man and the other Palestinian workers.

Due to the lack of job opportunities in the West Bank, some Palestinians are forced to look for employment in Israeli-occupied Palestine in order to make a living.

However, entrance into the Israeli-occupied Palestine requires that Palestinians from the West Bank apply for entry permits, which are virtually impossible to obtain.

As a result, Palestinian workers from the West Bank regularly attempt to cross the apartheid Wall without a permit, putting them at risk of being arrested or attacked by Israeli occupation forces.

Since 2002, ‘Israel’ has been constructing a wall that stretches for more than 700 kilometres, annexing Palestinian land inside the occupied West Bank. This wall is known as separation wall or apartheid wall.

(Source / 24.01.2021)

In 869 operations, ‘Israel’ damaged 6507 trees in 2020

Ramallah (QNN)- The committee against the wall and settlement on Sunday said Israeli forces uprooted, broke, and damaged 6507 trees in 869 operations in 2020.

In an expanded report, the committee documented Israeli violations throughout the occupied land in 2020.

It stated that the Israelis discussed 23 laws, aiming at preventing payments for Palestinians or defending Israeli officials and settlers, who committed crimes against Palestinians.

It added that the Israeli government formed the ministry of settlement, appointing the hard-core MK Tzipi Hotovely. The ministry aims at supporting illegal settlement.

The occupation state also issued a bill to provide tax exemptions and concessions for illegal settlers and provide them with weapons training.

The report revealed that the total area of Palestinian land, announced as Israeli government land, in the West Bank and Gaza has reached nearly 1700 square km, making 30% of Palestinian land.

It added that last year saw a competition between Israeli officials to issued laws that annex parts of the West Bank or even all of it.

The Israeli government approved plans to construct 6719 settlement units, while plans to construct 8060 units are being discussed. An Israeli order allowed the occupation state to confiscate three Palestinian natural reserves.

The committee also stated that the occupation state demolished 869 structure last year, 65% of them were in the West Bank.

It added that Israeli settlers carried out over 930 attacks, wounding 197 citizens last year.

(Source / 24.01.2021)

Mosque dating back to the Prophet Muhammad revealed in Galilee

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Archaeologists believe they have found the remains of one of the world’s oldest mosques on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, reported the Times.

The mosque, found under the ruins of a building originally identified as from the Byzantine period, could have been founded as early as 635AD by a companion of the Prophet Muhammad in the 7th century.

The mosque is located on the outskirts of Tiberias, overlooking the western shore of the lake.

The discovery was announced last week at an academic conference after 11 years of excavation by a team led by Katia Citrine Silverman of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

She explained that the excavation of the site took place in the 1950s, when a columned structure was found and identified as a market from the late Byzantine era. However, recent excavations have discovered pottery and coins from the early Islamic era. Besides the multi-level design of the foundations, this indicates that the site was an Islamic site.

Archaeologists believe that the discovered mosque in Tiberias was built decades ago, and may have been founded by Sharhabeel bin Hasna.

Israeli scientists have been carrying out several excavations throughout occupied Palestine as part of the occupation state’s efforts to support the Zionist narration that claims ownership of Palestine.

(Source / 23.01.2021)

Palestinian journalist released after serving seven months in Israeli jail

Palestinian journalist Mujahed al-Saadi was released today after serving seven months in Israeli jail.

Palestinian journalist Mujahed al-Saadi was held in administrative detention after being arrested without charge or trial by Israeli occupation forces on June 24.

Al-Saadi is a freelance journalist who contributes to several broadcasters and news agencies, including Palestine Today TV.

On June 24, Israeli forces arrested al-Saadi at his home in Jenin in the occupied West Bank without informing him of the reasons for his arrest.

On June 28, the Red Crescent informed Al-Saadi’s family that he had been taken to an Israeli military facility south of Nablus and subsequently moved to the Russian Compound in Jerusalem for questioning, according to MADA, The Palestinian Center for Development & Media Freedoms.

Al-Saadi have been previously targeted for his journalistic work. In 2016, he was sentenced to seven months in jail and a fine of 5,000 NIS (US$1,400), according to Palestine Today TV.

Israeli occupation has a long history of targeting journalists and intentionally detains the Palestinian journalists and puts off their hearings in an attempt to block the reality they report to the world.

(Source / 22.01.2021)

Israeli settlers attack Palestinian car near Ramallah, injure 3-year-old child

Ramallah (QNN)- A Palestinian child was injured on Thursday evening after Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian car near the entrance of Burqa village, northeast of Ramallah city.

Ala Sawafta told WAFA that a group of settlers attacked his car as he was driving from Ramallah to Tubas city, smashing the windshield, the front door and back door glass of his car and wounding his three-year-old son, Jad, in his face.

Jad was rushed to a hospital in Ramallah to receive the necessary treatment. His condition was described as stable.

Israeli settlers violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the occupied West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli occupation authorities.

There are over 700,000 Israeli settlers living in illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem in violation of international law, particularly the Fourth Geneva Convention.

(Source / 22.01.2021)

Four more COVID-19 cases among Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails

Ramallah (QNN)- Four new cases of COVID-19 were recorded among Palestinian prisoners in Israel’s Ramon and Negev prisons, raising the total number of Palestinian prisoners who contracted the virus inside Israeli prisons to 295 since March 2020, today said the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS).

PPS said Israel’s exclusive possession of the narrative concerning the coronavirus outbreak in the prisons poses a greater risk to the lives of the prisoners, especially the sick ones, given the inhumane imprisonment conditions in most of the Israeli prisons.

The group called on the international human rights organizations, on top of which the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), to follow up the situation of the prisoners and to defy all the restrictions put in place by the Israeli prison authorities in the way to ensuring the safety and health wellbeing of the prisoners.

It also stated that the number is set to rise, saying that the deliberate procrastinations by the administration of prisons in providing the necessary preventive measures inside sections of prisons is the reason behind the spread of the virus.

It’s worth mentioning that Israel’s Public Security Minister Amir Ohana refuses to give coronavirus vaccine to Palestinian prisoners, which Palestinian organizations call “racism” and aimed at “increasing the suffering of prisoners and to psychologically torture them and their families.”

According to Palestinian estimates, there are 4,400 Palestinians in Israeli prisons, including 41 women, 170 children, and around 380 people held under Israel’s administrative detention policy, which allows the detention of Palestinians without charge or trial.

(Source / 22.01.2021)

More than 290 Palestinian prisoners test positive for COVID-19 in Israeli Prison

New cases of COVID-19 were recorded among Palestinian prisoners in Israel’s Ramon and Negev prisons, raising the total number of Palestinian prisoners who contracted the virus inside Israeli prisons to more than 290 since March 2020.

The Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) said that 41 Palestinian prisoners have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Negev and Ramon prisons.

It also stated that the number is set to rise, saying that the deliberate procrastinations by the administration of prisons in providing the necessary preventive measures inside sections of prisons is the reason behind the spread of the virus.

It’s worth mentioning that Israel’s Public Security Minister Amir Ohana refuses to give coronavirus vaccine to Palestinian prisoners, which Palestinian organizations call “racism” and aimed at “increasing the suffering of prisoners and to psychologically torture them and their families.”

According to Palestinian estimates, there are 4,400 Palestinians in Israeli prisons, including 41 women, 170 children, and around 380 people held under Israel’s administrative detention policy, which allows the detention of Palestinians without charge or trial.

(Source / 21.01.2021)