Palestinian Forced To Demolish His Home In Jerusalem

A Palestinian was forced to demolish his own home, late on Monday at night, in Jabal al-Mokabber town, in occupied Jerusalem, after the city council refused to grant him a permit.

The Palestinian, Fawwaz Abdo, said he had to demolish his property, located in the Schools Neighborhood after all appeals with Israeli courts were denied.

He added that he built the 100 square/meter property on his land more than five years ago, to provide shelter for his six-member family.

According to data from the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories (B’Tselem) Israel has demolished 107 Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem between January 1, 2020, and October 31st, 2020.

72 of the demolished homes were destroyed by their owners, who wanted to avoid further excessive fines and fees.

The demolitions left more than 340 Palestinians, including 176 children, without a shelter.

Earlier Monday, the soldiers demolished a Palestinian home in the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank.

On Sunday, a Palestinian man was forced to demolish his home in Wadi al-Jouz neighborhood, after all attempts to license the property were denied by Israeli courts, despite paying high fines.

(Source / 01.12.2020)

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eleven Palestinians In West Bank

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

The PPS said the soldiers abducted Moath Ka’bi, and Nidal Khalaf al-Haj Mohammad, from their homes, and added that Nidal is the brother of Monther, a political prisoner who was sentenced by Israel to thirty years in prison.

In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted a former political prisoner and a student at Birzeit University, identified as Bakr Oweiss, in addition to Montaser Barbar, the son of Majd Barbar, who is also a political prisoner serving a 20-year sentence, in addition to Faisal Luay, from the al-‘Isawiya town.

The soldiers also abducted Ayman Abu Eid, Hashem Hmeidan, Ziad Taha, Jouda Houshiyya and Sharif Khdour, from the towns of Biddu and Qotna, near Jerusalem.

In Salfit, in central West Bank, the soldiers abducted Rawdi Ma’zouz Yassin, from his home.

In related news, the soldiers invaded the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, and summoned Ahmad Salah for interrogation in the nearby Etzion military base and security center.

It is worth mentioning that Salah is a former political prisoner, who was only released a few months ago, after spending 11 years in Israeli prisons.

(Source / 01.12.2020)

Soldiers Demolish A Cave And An Agricultural Shed, Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, Zeev village, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, before demolishing a cave and an agricultural shed, and confiscated three mobile homes.

Fuad al-‘Amour, the coordinator of the Protection and Steadfastness Committees, said the soldiers demolished an agricultural shed near the archeological area in Zeev hill, north of Yatta town.

He added that the sheds is owned by members of Shatat local Palestinian family, and stated the demolition is the second in recent months.

The army claims the shed is close to the bypass road, used by the illegal Israeli colonialist settlers.

On His part, the coordinator of the Popular and National Committees against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, said the soldiers also demolished a cave, owned by Aziz Shatat.

He added that the soldiers also confiscated three mobile homes, owned by Jamal Radwan Qawasma, Mahmoud Abu Sbeih and Rami al-Mohtaseb.

(Source / 01.12.2020)

Soldiers demolish A Home In Sur Baher, Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, Sur Baher town, in occupied Jerusalem, and demolished a Palestinian home.

Media sources said the soldiers, and undercover officers, invaded the town, and demolished one home, owned by Mohammad Shawkat Khatib.

They added that the army claims the property was built without a permit from the City Council, in occupied Jerusalem.

In related news, the soldiers invaded Zeev village, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, before demolishing a cave and an agricultural shed, and confiscated three mobile homes.

In addition, the soldiers demolished three agricultural structures in the al-Mas’udiyya area in Sebastia town, northwest of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

On Monday at night, a Palestinian was forced to demolish his own home in Jabal al-Mokabber town, in Jerusalem, after the city council refused to grant him a permit.

While Israel continues to build and expands illegal colonies, and retroactively “legalizes” colonialist outposts in the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, it continues to deny construction permits to the Palestinians and refuses to grant permits to existing structures.

(Source / 01.12.2020)

Occupation forces launch massive arrest campaign

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) launched on at Tuesday dawn a large-scale arrest campaign in various areas of the West Bank and Jerusalem

According to local sources, the occupation forces stormed Balata camp, east of Nablus, at dawn today, and arrested the freed prisoner, Moaz Kaabi, and raided Beit Dajan village, and arrested the freed prisoner, Nidal Khalaf Hajj Muhammad, after they raided their homes and searched them.

In occupied Jerusalem, the occupation forces arrested 4 young men: Ayman Abu Eid, Sherif Al-Khadour, from Bedouins, Joudeh Hosheya, and Ziad Taha, from Qatana, after they raided the northwestern Jerusalem area at dawn today.

It’s worthnoting that the IOF soldiers continue their daily search and arrest campaigns during which they raid homes, destroy property, and terrorize residents especially women and children. These campaigns are followed by confrontations with Palestinian youths.

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(Source / 01.12.2020)

Israel committed 414 violations against Palestinian journalists in 2020

Israeli occupation forces committed 414 violations against Palestinian journalists since start of the year, Quds Press reported yesterday.

The Journalists’ Support Committee said in a statement that Israeli occupation forces “intentionally attack journalists” in an attempt to “suppress the truth about their violations”.

According to Quds Press, the organization issued the statement on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, which is marked on 29 November.

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The statement stated that the Israeli occupation forces used live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets and poisonous and tear gas against Palestinian journalists, while banning them from covering major incidents and events, closing their offices, storming the homes of journalists and breaking their equipment, detaining and torturing them.

This, the body said, is part of the occupation’s “fierce war” against the Palestinian media and its content.

Read More: 400 Palestinian children held in Israel’s prisons since the start of 2020

The committee renewed its condemnation of the occupation’s “arbitrary practices of directly and deliberately targeting journalists while performing their duties and field coverage of the occupation’s crimes against the Palestinian people.” It said that there are 25 journalists currently inside Israeli jails.

The committee reiterated its call on international bodies to put pressure on Israel to release journalists.

(Source / 01.12.2020)

Army Abducts Three Palestinians Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, three Palestinians from their homes in Beit Kahil town and the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Local sources said several army jeeps invaded the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, searched homes, before abducting Mohammad Mustafa al-Husseiniyya, 24, in addition to assaulting his brother and illegally confiscating a Laptop from the property.

The soldiers also invaded Beit Kahil town, northwest of Hebron, and abducted a university student, identified as Ezzeddin ‘Asafra, 19, from his home.

In addition, the soldiers abducted Ebaa’ Ezzeddin Wazwaz, from his home in ad-Deek area, south of Hebron city.

It is worth mentioning that the soldiers installed many roadblocks at the main roads leading to various towns in Hebron, before stopping and searching dozens of cars, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.

(Source / 30.11.2020)

Army Injures A Palestinian In Al-Biereh

Israeli soldiers injured, on Sunday evening, a young Palestinian man in Jabal at-Taweel area, in the al-Biereh city, in central West Bank.

Media sources said the soldiers attacked a nonviolent procession against the annexation of Palestinian lands in the area.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said the soldiers chased a young man, before he fell and suffered various cuts and bruises, while several Palestinians suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.

The incident took place near the illegal Psegot colony, which was built on stolen Palestinian lands, and now Israel is trying to annex Jabal at-Taweel Palestinian mountain, to build and expand its colonies.

It is worth mentioning that, about ten days ago, the United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, toured in the illegal Psegot colony to show Trump’s Administration’s support to Israel, its illegal occupation, and colonies, which was built in direct violation of International Law and the Fourth Geneva Convention.

He also met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and the two held a conference, in which the US official labeled the legitimate Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement as a “cancer,” and vowed that the US and Israel will continue to combat it.

(Source / 30.11.2020)

Israeli Navy Opens Fire At Palestinian Fishing Boats In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Sunday evening, several Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaniyya area, northwest of Gaza city, in the besieged and impoverished coastal region.

The Fishermen Committees of the “Union of Agricultural Work Committees” said the navy fired many live rounds at the boats, while fishing 2 to 3 nautical miles from the Gaza shore.

They added that the attack did not lead to casualties but forced the Palestinians back to shore in fear of further violations.

The attack is part of ongoing Israeli violations against Palestinian fishermen, workers, and farmers, in several parts of the Gaza Strip.

The violations have led to dozens of casualties, including fatalities, in addition to the destruction and confiscation of Palestinian fishing boats.

It is worth mentioning that, under the Oslo Peace Agreement, signed between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization in 1993, the fishing zone was set at twenty nautical miles, where the Palestinians are supposed to be able to fish and sail, but Israel keeps violating the agreement, and repeatedly reduces or alters the allotted zone.

(Source / 30.11.2020)

Army Demolishes Historic Staircase Leading To Muslim Graveyard In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers demolished, Sunday, a historic staircase leading the Shuhada Graveyard which is also part of the al-Yousifiyya graveyard, northeast of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, as part of its cable car project.

The staircase leads to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Old City and is also near the al-Yousifiyya historic graveyard.

The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that Israel demolished the staircase to make room for bigger machinery and tools as part of the ongoing work to build a cable car line, to be used by Israelis and tourists.

The City Council in occupied Jerusalem said it intends to construct concrete foundations that would be used for the cable car, which would begin near the Old City, leading to Mount Of Olives, overlooking al-Aqsa Mosque.

Israel recently demolished Palestinian homes and forced many residents to level and destroy their property in the area, under the allegation of being constructed without permits.

Two weeks ago, the government-run Israeli Land Authority, issued bids for the construction of a new neighborhood, in the segregated, Givat HaMatos Jewish-only colony.

East Jerusalem is internationally recognized as an occupied city, an integral part of the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip, and the capital of the future Palestinian State.

Israel’s colonies, and all related projects, including those in and around Jerusalem, are illegal under International Law, the Fourth Geneva Convention, in addition to various United Nations and Security Council resolutions.

(Source / 30.11.2020)