Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians, Including Three Children, In West Bank

On Wednesday dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded many communities across the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, searched homes, and abducted eight Palestinians, including three children. In addition, Israeli colonizers attacked cars near Nablus, causing damage.

In the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, several army jeeps invaded Abu Dis town, southeast of the city, searched homes, and abducted a former political prisoner, Hotheifa Bader.

The soldiers also invaded the Shu’fat refugee camp northeast of Jerusalem, searched homes, and abducted Arafat Tayyaba.

In addition, the soldiers invaded Abu Shkheidim village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, searched homes, and abducted Mohammad Samer al-Abed, 17.

In Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, several army jeeps invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of the city, and abducted three children, Bilal Ayyash Thawabta, 14, Ahmad Luay Thawabta, 15, and Yousef Mohammad al-Issa, 14.

In Tuqu’ town, southeast of Bethlehem, the soldiers searched homes and abducted a young man, Mustafa Jamal al-Badan, 22.

The soldiers also invaded the Al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, and summoned Emad Mahmoud Salah, 39, for interrogation at the Etzion military base after breaking into his home and searching it. Salah is a former political prisoner who was held by Israeli for four and a half years.

In the southern part of the West Bank in Hebron, the soldiers invaded Tarqoumia town, west of the city, searched homes, causing damage, and abducted a young man, Mohammad Hasan Fatafta.

In related news, several Israeli army jeeps invaded Beit Furik town, southeast of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, before the soldiers stormed and ransacked the home of Mofeed Abu Gholmy and confiscated his Nissan Jeep.

The soldiers interrogated Mofeed, the father of a political prisoner, Laith Abu Gholmy, and his family for several hours before withdrawing.

Also, illegal Israeli colonizers gathered at intersections south of Nablus and attacked many Palestinian cars, causing serious damage.

(Source / 27.07.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Bulldoze Lands, Uproot Trees In Al-Isawiya

On Wednesday, Israeli soldiers bulldozed Palestinian lands and uprooted trees in the al-Isawiya town in occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank.

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center In Silwan (Silwanic) said the Israeli bulldozers started uprooting the Palestinian trees and bulldozing the lands after closing the southeastern area of the town.

Silwanic added that the army also destroyed and removed fences installed by the Palestinians around their lands in the southeastern area of the town.

The Israeli attacks are part of the so-called “National Gardens” Israeli colonialist project, benefiting the illegal Israeli colonizers after confiscating Palestinian lands, Silwanic stated.

Israel illegally confiscated large areas of Palestinian lands in the area and is now trying to annex more of the lands for its colonialist projects.

The Palestinians have been denied the right to plant or build on their lands in the area so that irreal can confiscate them for its illegal colonialist activities.

All of Israel’s colonies in the occupied West Bank, including those in and around occupied East Jerusalem, are illegal under International Law, the Fourth Geneva Convention in addition to various United Nations and Security Council resolutions. They also constitute war crimes under International Law.

Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention states: “The Occupying Power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.” It also prohibits the “individual or mass forcible transfers, as well as deportations of protected persons from occupied territory”.

(Source / 27.07.2022)

Israeli Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Jerusalem and Ramallah

On Wednesday dawn, Israeli soldiers abducted two former political prisoners and one child from Jerusalem and Ramallah governorates in the occupied West Bank.

Several army jeeps invaded Abu Dis town, southeast of the occupied capital, Jerusalem, searched homes, and abducted a former political prisoner, Hotheifa Bader.

The soldiers also invaded the Shu’fat refugee camp northeast of Jerusalem, searched homes, and abducted Arafat Tayyaba.

In addition, the soldiers invaded Abu Shkheidim village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, searched homes, and abducted Mohammad Samer al-Abed, 17.

Also at dawn, the soldiers abducted three children and a young man from their homes in the Bethlehem governorate, south of the occupied capital Jerusalem, on the West Bank. The soldiers also confiscated a car near Nablus.

(Source / 27.07.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Children And A Young Man In Bethlehem

On Wednesday dawn, Israeli soldiers abducted three children and a young man from their homes in the Bethlehem governorate, south of the occupied capital Jerusalem, on the West Bank. The soldiers also confiscated a car near Nablus.

Media sources said several army jeeps invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, searched homes, and abducted three children.

The abducted Palestinians have been identified as Bilal Ayyash Thawabta, 14, Ahmad Luay Thawabta, 15, and Yousef Mohammad al-Issa, 14.

In Tuqu town, southeast of Bethlehem, the soldiers searched homes and abducted a young man, Mustafa Jamal al-Badan, 22.

In related news, several Israeli army jeeps invaded Beit Furik town, southeast of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, before the soldiers stormed and ransacked the home of Mofeed Abu Gholmy and confiscated his Nissan Jeep.

The soldiers interrogated Mofeed, the father of a political prisoner, Laith Abu Gholmy, and his family for several hours before withdrawing.

(Source / 27.07.2022)

Israeli Colonizers Injure Five Palestinians Near Nablus

On Tuesday evening, illegal Israeli colonizers attacked Palestinian farmers on their lands in Tal village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, wounding five.

Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in the northern West Bank, said the colonizers assaulted several Palestinian farmers and maced them with pepper spray while working on their lands.

Daghlas added that five Palestinians were injured, including one who was also assaulted by several colonizers, before the soldiers invaded the area and detained him for a few hours.

The colonizers also burnt a mobile home owned by Mohammad Ahmad Hamdan, and caused damage to the windows and windshield of a car owned by the Tal Town Council.

(Source / 27.07.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian South of Nablus

On Tuesday evening, Israeli soldiers shot a young Palestinian man at the Huwwara military roadblock, south of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said the Palestinian, who remained unidentified at the time of this report, was shot at the roadblock before the soldiers closed the area.

They added that Palestinian Red Crescent Society medics (PRCS) rushed to the roadblock, but the soldiers refused to allow them to reach the wounded young man.

The soldiers then detained the wounded young man and took him to an unknown destination after closing the entire area.

The Israeli army claims a soldier “neutralized and arrested” the Palestinian when he reportedly approached the roadblock “while carrying a knife before the soldiers fired in the air before shooting him.”

(Source / 27.07.2022)

PCHR: “As Part of Collective Punishment Policy: IOF Demolish 2 Family Houses of 2 Palestinian Prisoners”

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights – 26 July 2022: Under its collective punishment policy against families of Palestinians accused of conducting attacks against Israeli occupation forces (IOF) or settlers, IOF demolished two family houses of two Palestinian prisoners in Salfit in the West Bank.  During the demolition, clashes broke out between Palestinians and IOF; as a result, 4 Palestinians were injured.

According to investigations conducted by Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), at around 22:30 on Monday 25 July 2022, IOF accompanied with vehicles, trucks, and demolition equipment, moved into Qarawet Bani Hassan village, western Salfit.

IOF surrounded 2 family houses of prisoners Yousif Samih ‘Asi and Yehia Mohammed Mer’ie, who are both accused of conducting a shooting attack near Ari’el settlement on 03 April 2022 that killed the settlement’s security guard.  IOF moved into the 2 houses at the same time and forced their residents to leave in order to put the demolition equipment and boxes.

At around 00:10 on Tuesday, 26 July 2022, IOF’s bulldozers demolished prisoner Samih ‘Asi’s 2-storey house, where his family of 8, including his wife and 5 children, lives.

The demolition continued until 03:00.  Meanwhile, IOF planted explosives inside prisoner Yehia Mer’ie’s 4-storey house, where a family of 10, including a woman and 3 children, lives, and denoted it in two stages: the first at 07:30 and the second at 08:00.

During the incursion and demolition, clashes broke out with Palestinians as IOF fired live and rubber bullets, wounding 4 Palestinians with rubber bullets.

Mohammed ‘Awad Mer’ie, Yehia’s father, said to PCHR’s fieldworker

“IOF suddenly raided our house and informed us to evacuate as they would blow it up in 2 minutes.  I told them to give us some time because it is not that easy to evacuate as we have children, an elderly, and medicines.  We were not given enough time and could not take anything from the house except for my 86-year-old father’s medicine. We could barely take my father out because he does not move while my grandchildren started crying and screaming after being surprised with IOF’s raid of the house having demolition equipment and boxes and rendering them homeless at a time like this.  Later, they denoted the house, turning it into a pile of rubble.”

”So far in 2022, IOF demolished 8 houses and sealed a nineth after destroying its internal contents under IOF’s collective punishment policy. Meanwhile, there are many houses threatened of demolition on the same grounds.

PCHR condemns the crime of house demolitions that falls within the collective punishment policy adopted by IOF and covered by the Israeli judiciary.

PCHR reminds that this policy is internationally prohibited according to Article 33 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which states that, “No protected person may be punished for an offense he or she has not personally committed. Collective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation or of terrorism are prohibited. Pillage is prohibited. Reprisals against protected persons and their property are prohibited.” 

Therefore, PCHR reiterates its call upon the international community to take immediate action to put an end to the Israeli crimes; and reiterates its call upon the High Contracting Parties to the 1949 Fourth Geneva Convention to fulfill their obligations under Article 1; i.e., to respect and ensure respect for the Convention in all circumstances and their obligations under Article 146 to prosecute persons alleged to commit grave breaches of the Fourth Geneva Convention.

These grave breaches constitute war crimes under Article 147 of the same Convention and Protocol (I) Additional to the Geneva Conventions regarding the guarantee of Palestinian civilians’ right to protection in the occupied Palestinian territory.

(Source / 27.07.2022)

Army Demolishes Shed, Home, Bulldozes Road, Near Nablus

On Tuesday, Israeli soldiers demolished an agricultural shed and a mobile home and bulldozed an agricultural road west of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in the northern West Bank, said the soldiers demolished an agricultural shed in Qossein town, west of Nablus.

Daghlas said the shed was 150 square meters, owned by a local farmer, Ra’ad al-Baz, and added that the soldiers also destroyed a mobile home in the same area.

Furthermore, the soldiers bulldozed an agricultural road and closed it with sand mounds, in the Abu Farwa area, between Deir Sharaf and Qossein.

The invasion led to protests before the soldiers fired several live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs.

(Source / 26.07.2022)

WAFA: “Ten people displaced as the Israel military demolishes their residence in Masafer Yatta”

HEBRON, Monday, July 25, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli occupation forces today demolished a Palestinian-owned house in Umm Qassa community in Masafer Yatta, in the South Hebron Hills, displacing 10 people, according to a local activist.

Rateb al-Jabour, a local activist, said that an Israeli army force escorted a bulldozer into the southern West Bank community, located to the northeast of Yatta, where the heavy machinery tore down a residence belonging to a local resident displacing his 10-member family.

He added that the soldiers also removed and seized a residential tent belonging to another resident in Khirbet al-Buweib, east of Yatta city.

He pointed out that Israeli forces have stepped up demolitions of Palestinian dwellings and structures in the southern Hebron hills communities and have been denying the inhabitants access to electricity and water as a means to displace them and make room for colonial settlement expansion.

Meanwhile, the Israeli military authorities handed four residents of Nahalin town, west of Bethlehem, notices ordering them to demolish their agricultural structure, located in the southern part of the town, and five other residents orders to stop the construction of their agricultural rooms, to demolish the foundations of a house, and to halt the construction of a building.

(Source / 26.07.2022)

Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians, Injure Many, Near Jerusalem

On Tuesday dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded Beit Duqqu and Biddu towns northwest of occupied Jerusalem, searched many homes, abducted five Palestinians, and wounded dozens during ensuing protests.

Media sources said many Israeli army jeeps invaded Beit Duqqu before the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes.

They added that the soldiers abducted four Palestinians; Tamer Marar, Ali Hamdan Daoud, Saif Bader, and Shadi Hussein.

Many Palestinians protested the invasion and hurled stones at the army jeeps before the soldiers fired a barrage of gas bombs, some striking homes, causing dozens of residents to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

The soldiers also invaded Biddu, searched several homes, and abducted a young man, Soheib Ahmad Abu Eid.

In related news, the soldiers abducted four young Palestinian men in the Bethlehem governorate, south of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

(Source / 26.07.2022)