Israeli Forces Shoot and Kill a Palestinian Doctor near Jerusalem

Israeli forces shot a Palestinian woman dead, on Wednesday, while she was in her car at the entrance to Hizma town, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health identified the slain woman as Mai Afaneh, 29, from Abu Dis town, southeast of occupied Jerusalem.

WAFA correspondent stated that the Israeli forces opened fire at Afaneh, when she drove her vehicle down an under construction road, at the entrance to Hizma town.

The army claimed that the slain woman “attempted to ram her car into a number of Israeli soldiers before exiting the vehicle with a knife” the Anadolu Agency reported.

Furthermore the military declared that that the woman was “neutralized” while one Israeli soldier was lightly injured, no further details were provided.

This is a developing story.

(Source / 17.06.2021)

PA’s Preventive Security Service arrests child over Facebook post

Amir Abu Sharar (16 years old) from occupied Hebron, arrested by the PA’s Preventative Security Service over a Facebook post

Occupied Hebron (QNN)- The Palestinian Authority’s Preventive Security Service (PSS) arrested Amir Abu Sharar, family members of him told QNN.

The PA arrested Amir Abu Sharar (16 years old) from Dura in occupied Hebron over a Facebook post.

Amir’s brother told QNN that the PSS arrested his brother over a FB post. He added that his brother is diabetic and that he needs to take his medication on a daily basis, otherwise his life will be in danger.

Concurrently, the Palestinian Authority continues to carry out a wide-range arrest campaign, repressing the freedom of expression. Dozens have been arrested for their political background.

Most arrests happen over criticizing PA’s political positions. The arrests mostly target members of other factions in the West Bank.

Meanwhile, ‘Lawyers for Justice’ had condemned the arrests, especially that they are not based on charges or proof.

The group demanded “to immediately release all detainees without conditions.” It also stressed that “the Public Prosecutor should investigate torture allegations documented in Jericho”.

The group called, as well, for bringing those responsible for justice.

(Source / 17.06.2021)

Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian youth in head

Nablus (QNN)- A Palestinian youth was shot dead in the head by Israeli occupation forces on Wednesday in Beita town in Nablus in the northern of occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian Ahmed Bani Shamsa was announced dead today after being critically injured in the head by the Israeli forces in Beita town yesterday, during a protest against Israel’s construction of a settlement outpost in his town in Mount Sabih.

Beita has witnessed protests in recent months after Israeli settlers built an outpost on the village’s Mount Sabih.

The livelihoods of at least 17 Palestinian families – more than 100 people – are threatened as they depend on harvesting their olives on land they have owned for generations.

Villages in the occupied West Bank often hold Friday demonstrations against land confiscation, house demolitions and Israeli settlements deemed illegal under international law.

Israeli forces usually respond to the protests with violence.

There are nearly 700,000 Israeli settlers living in 256 illegal settlements and outposts scattered across the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Israeli settlements are illegal under international law.

(Source / 17.06.2021)

Euro-Med Monitor: Israel’s halting of mail delivery from/to Gaza unacceptable collective punishment

Geneva (QNN)- The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor submitted an official complaint to the universal postal union regarding Israel’s recent imposition of more draconian restrictions on the besieged Gaza Strip that brought postal services to an abrupt halt.

The letter addressed to Mr. Bishar Abdirahman Hussein, UPU Director General, explained in detail how since Israel’s recent war on Gaza last May, known as Operation Guardians of the Walls, the Israeli government decided to further tighten its 15-year-long blockade and impose more restrictions on what it allows in/out of the enclave.

“Amongst these restrictions imposed by Israel is a blanket ban on mail delivery to and from Gaza through the Israeli-controlled border crossing Erez – the crossing from which Israel controls virtually all access to/from Gaza,” the letter read.

“This abrupt suspension of mail delivery has harmed numerous people, including those waiting to receive their passports from foreign embassies in Israel or the occupied West Bank to travel for humanitarian purposes, such as studies abroad, family unifications or receiving locally-unavailable medical treatment.”

Euro-Med Monitor further added “this essentially means that Gazans now waiting indefinitely to be allowed to mail their passports to – or receive said passports from – foreign embassies cannot submit petitions to Israel to obtain ‘security permits’ for travel even in dire humanitarian circumstances.”

Euro-Med Monitor’s Chairman Ramy Abdu stressed in the letter that “Israel’s arbitrary and punitive suspension of mail delivery to/from Gaza represents an unacceptable and illegal act of collective punishment against a civilian population.”

The letter importantly noted that “In addition to this recent arbitrary suspension, Israel has for long maintained unnecessary and punitive restrictions on postal services in Gaza, whereby only paper mail is allowed in/out of the enclave.”

Last May, Euro-Med Monitor’s member of the board of directors, Maha Hussaini, wrote a compelling personal account on her experience with Israel’s restrictions on the mail to Gaza that Euro-Med Monitor attached to the letter’s official complaint to the UPU. Ms. Hussaini was awarded the prestigious Martin Adler Prize, which was sent to her from London to Gaza by mail last November 2020. However, Israel intercepted the parcel and withheld it for months, while Hussaini fought tooth and nail to receive the package, but to no avail.

Euro-Med Monitor emphasized that “the UPU is the primary forum for cooperation between postal sector players, and has an advisory, mediating and liaison role to ensure a truly universal network of up-to-date products and services.” This necessitates, noted the letter, that “UPU urgently calls on the Israeli government to lift the restriction on postal delivery given the severe violation of Gaza residents’ basic rights and the infringement on their livelihoods and family life.”

(Source / 17.06.2021)

After settler attacked her, Israeli police forces Muna el-Kurd to sign 10-thousand-shekel bail

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Israeli occupation police has forced Palestinian activist and resident of the East Jerusalem neighbourhood Muna el-Kurd to sign 10-thousand-shekel bail, after being attacked by an Israeli settler with color spray yesterday.

The Israeli settler Yaakov Fauci, who is occupying the Kurd family’s home in Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, attacked Muna el-Kurd with color spray, and said he wished it was pepper spray so he could hurt her.

The Israeli police detained Muna, however, forced her to sign a 10-thousand-shekel bail, and ordered her to stay at least 10 meters away from this settler.

An Israeli settler attacked Muna al-Kurd w/ color sprays & publicly threatened to spray her w/ pepper gas. So ‘Israel’ detained Muna, forced her to sign 10,000 shekel bail & ordered her to stay at least 10 meters away from the settler, who is illegally living in her family house!

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Half of the al-Kurd family home was taken over by Israeli settlers in 2009. Muna was only 11 years old when the settlers forced their way in.

Last March, the Israeli district court in occupied East Jerusalem ratified orders for six Palestinian families – the al-Kurds included – in Sheikh Jarrah to vacate their homes in order to make way for the settlers. The same court also ruled that another seven families should leave their homes by August 1.

“If I don’t steal your home, someone else will steal it,” was the answer given by Yaakov, the settler, to Muna el-Kurd, when she accused him of stealing her home in the Sheikh Jarrah, in a video showing them confronting in the garden of her family home.

In the video, el-Kurd is heard telling the settler in English: “Jacob, you know that this is not your home.”

The settler replies: “Yes, but if I go, you don’t go back, so what’s the problem? Why are you yelling at me?”

The response provoked al-Kurd, who told him “You are stealing my house!”

“If I don’t steal it, someone else will steal it,” Jacob answers. “So why are you yelling at me?”

“No one is allowed to steal my home!” al-Kurd shouts.

Jacob then says in Hebrew: “This is not mine in order to return it.”

(Source / 17.06.2021)

Palestinians call on to #SaveBeita, after Israel’s establishment of outpost

Nablus (QNN)- On Wednesday, a Palestinian youth was shot dead in the head by Israeli occupation forces in Beita town in Nablus in the northern of occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian Ahmed Bani Shamsa was announced dead today after being critically injured in the head by the Israeli forces in Beita town yesterday, during a protest against Israel’s construction of a settlement outpost in his town in Mount Sabih.

In early May, a group of Israeli settlers set up caravans on Jabal Sabih, and with the help of Israeli occupation forces have since prevented any Palestinian access to the area.

Since then, Beita has witnessed several protests against the new settler outpost on Jabal Sabih, which lies on the southern outskirts of the village and comprises an estimated 30 percent of Beita’s entire land area.

The livelihoods of at least 17 Palestinian families – more than 100 people – are threatened as they depend on harvesting their olives on land they have owned for generations.

In addition to Ahmad, 4 young Palestinian men were also killed during protests on Jabal Sabih.

In mid-May, the Israeli forces killed three Palestinians during protests on Jabal Sabih, including Beita residents Zakariya Hamayel, a local school teacher, and Dr Issa Barham, a law professor.

A third young man, identified as Tareq Snowbar from the nearby village of Yatma, was also killed during protests in Beita on 16 May.

15-year-old Mohammed Hamayel was also shot and killed by Israeli forces last Friday while joining the subsequent demonstrations there along with his friends, neighbours and family.

Looking through the FB profile od 15-year-old Mohammed Hamayel, you’ll understand that his cover photo is for his friend who was murdered by ‘Israel’. He wrote he was originally from Ramleh city, which ‘Israel’ occupied and forcibly depopulated in 1948. (1/2)

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Dozens more in the village have been wounded, including many with live ammunition who are still being treated in hospital.

Other protesters suffocated from teargas fired at them by the occupation forces during the protests.

Villages in the occupied West Bank often hold Friday demonstrations against land confiscation, house demolitions and Israeli settlements deemed illegal under international law.

Israeli forces usually respond to the protests with violence.

There are nearly 700,000 Israeli settlers living in 256 illegal settlements and outposts scattered across the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Israeli settlements are illegal under international law.

Many Pro-Palestine activists have been tweeting in support of Beita and its residents, exposing what is happening in the town and Israel’s violence against Beita’s residents.

The Israeli Occupation Forces shot and killed 17 year old Ahmad Bani Shamsah in Beita last night. The Zionist terrorists shot him in the head. He was in the ICU for hours before he was martyred. #SaveBeita

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4 martyrs and 50 injured. Situation is extremely serious yet nobody is bringing up! Beitas people are still fighting on their own with no one else to help. GET THIS TRENDING #SaveBeita#Save_jabal_sabih

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(Source / 17.06.2021)

187 Israeli settlers storm Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Dozens Israeli settlers broke into the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied Jerusalem today.

Under the occupation forces protection, 147 Israeli settlers stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque during the morning break-in session and 40 others during the afternoon break-in session.

The settlers entered through the Al-Mughrabi Gate and were provoking the Palestinian worshipers in the mosque courtyards by performing Talmudic prayers before they left it through the Al-Silsila Gate.

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The Israeli forces also arrested today Abdel Karim Qaoud, a guard at Al-Aqsa Mosque, after assaulting and beating him in Al-Silsileh Gate.

Israeli forces always attack and assault Palestinian worhipers at the courtyards of the Mosque with sound grenades, rubber bullets and pepper gas.

The forces also station at the gates of the mosque and detain dozens of Palestinian young men and boys, after assaulting them.

Israeli occupation authorities allow settler incursions to the mosque since 2003, despite repeated objections and warnings by the Palestinian religious authorities as the visits provoke worshippers of the mosque.

Al-Aqsa Mosque is the third holiest site in Islam which located in occupied Jerusalem.

(Source / 17.06.2021)

Palestinian boy shot by Israeli forces dies of wounds

This boy is the fifth Palestinian to be killed in peaceful protests against illegal Israeli settlement in the area

Palestinian boy, who was seriously injured by Israeli military gunfire in peaceful anti-settlement protest in town of Beita town, south of Nablus, succumbed to his wounds on Thursday at dawn.

Ahmad Zahi Bani-Shamsa, 14, died of the serious injury he sustained in the head after being hit by live ammunition shot by Israeli soldiers on Wednesday.

Bani-Shamsa, the fifth Palestinian killed in anti-settlement rallies in Beita, was taking part in a rally at Jabal Sabih mount, located near the town, where Israeli settlers recently set up an illegal colonial settlement outpost.

The villagers of Beita, Yatma and Qabalan towns, south and southeast of Nablus, took part in the rally called for in protest of the construction of a new colonial settlement atop Jabal Sbeih or Mountain Sbeih.

The nonviolent protest was called for after a group of Israeli settlers set up over 20 mobile homes or caravans atop the mount as a prelude for taking over the complete mount and establishing a colonial outpost.

The number of settlers living in Jewish-only colonial settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law has jumped to over 700,000 and colonial settlement expansion has tripled since the signing of Oslo Accords in 1993.

Israel’s nation-state law, passed in July 2018, enshrines Jewish supremacy, and states that building and strengthening the colonial settlements is a “national interest.”

(Source / 17.06.2021)

Israeli forces raid homes, kidnap citizens in West Bank and Jerusalem

Days of Palestine – Ramallah – Israeli occupation forces last night and at dawn Wednesday kidnaped several Palestinian citizens, including ex-detainees, in the West Bank and Jerusalem.

According to local sources, the Israeli occupation forces kidnaped journalist Waleed Khaled from his home in Iskaka town, east of Salfit. He had spent a total of 20 years in Israeli jails.

Read More: “Israel” continues its terrorism.. Arrests and raids in the West Bank and Jerusalem

In Nablus, the Israeli occupation forces kidnaped three citizens from their homes in Beita town. They were identified as Baraa Adili, Salem Hamayel, and his brother Salim Hamayel.

The Israeli forces also kidnaped three young men from their homes in Awarta town (southeast of Nablus), Tulkarem refugee camp, and Dinnaba suburb in Tulkarem City.

Read More: Israeli forces launch campaign of arrests in West Bank and Jerusalem

In Hebron, the Israeli occupation forces kidnaped two ex-detainees identified as Mohamed Zeitoun and Mohamed Arafat from ash-Shuyukh town, two others identified as Tayseer Hafed and Amer al-Ja’bari from Hebron City, and Imad Arziqat from Taffuh town.

In Jerusalem, a young man called Omar Muhaisen was kidnaped from his home in the Shuafat refugee camp.

(Source / 17.06.2021)

Israeli forces arrest Imam of Mosque in Lod

Days of Palestine – Lod – Israeli occupation police arrested the Imam and preacher of the Grand Mosque in the city of Lod, Sheikh Youssef Al-Baz, before dawn today, Thursday, on suspicion of “inciting violence, terrorism and threats.”

Al-Baz’s arrest came after the incitement of Knesset member Itamar Ben Gvir, from the “Religious Zionism” party, and the campaign of arrests that affected more than two thousand detainees, including a number of leaders and activists, including the head of the Freedoms Committee in the Follow-up Committee and the deputy head of the (Northern) Islamic Movement, banned by Israel Sheikh Kamal Khatib, the leader of the Abnaa al-Balad movement, Muhammad Asaad Kanana, and the ex-prisoner Dhafer Jabarin (referred to administrative detention for four months) against the backdrop of the recent protests against the aggression on Gaza, the storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque, attempts to deport residents of the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in Jerusalem, and the settlers’ attacks on Arab citizens in the country, in recent weeks, while the head of the banned Islamic movement in Israel, Sheikh Raed Salah, is in prison.

Read More: Israeli forces arrest two young men from Ramallah and Bethlehem

Sheikh Al-Baz is a prominent leader in the Islamic movement banned from the occupation, known for his many years of defending and advocating Arab rights in Lod. Apparently, in light of this atmosphere charged with hatred against everything that is Arab in the country; The police decided to arrest Al-Baz in retaliation for his famous stances, according to what was reported on the Arab48 website.

On November 17, the Israeli occupation authorities banned the (Northern) Islamic Movement, led by Sheikh Raed Salah and his deputy, Sheikh Kamal Khatib, and closed 20 civil institutions, without submitting any accusation regarding legal violation of any of them, but rather relied on the unjust and inherited emergency law About the British Mandate in the last century.

Read More: Israeli forces launch campaign of arrest in West Bank and Jerusalem

(Source / 17.06.2021)