Know most important reasons for reconstruction delay in Gaza Strip

Gaza Reconstruction 

Gaza Post Ministry of Works reveals  the reasons for the delay in Gaza Strip reconstruction  

Reconstruction in the Gaza Strip is slowing down due to the absence of two former major financiers in reconstruction projects such as the Arab Gulf states, notably Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, Deputy Minister of Public Works and Housing Naji Sarhan.

Sarhan on Monday stated to Masdar News Network that the Gulf states have made significant contributions to reconstruction operations over the past years, and we are still waiting for their participation in current projects in light of the urgent need for new shareholders.

Sarhan added that they have sent many messages to these countries to participate in reconstruction and are waiting for progress on this file.

With regard to the Egyptian grant, Sarhan noted that Egyptian residential cities in three areas of the Gaza Strip will provide 2,500 housing units.

Sarhan said the ministry received the initial plans for residential cities to be built in the American region on an area of 40 dunums by 500 units, near the Tower of Andalusia with 500 units, and near the city of Zahra with 1,500 housing units on an area of 140 dunums.

Sarhan said work on the North Corniche within the Egyptian grant is continuing, and designs for adults in the Shujaiya and Saraya areas are being equipped.

Sarhan said an Egyptian engineering delegation will arrive in Gaza this week to follow up on reconstruction processes and discuss and discuss plans for existing projects.

With regard to projects run by UNRWA, he stressed that the Agency was working on separate projects in total and partial reconstruction, but that they were still in small amounts, not large amounts.

(Source / 06.12.2021)

Israel frees a Palestinian prisoner weeks after his hunger strike ends


Israeli occupation forces freed Palestinian prisoner Kayed Fasfous Sunday, two weeks after reaching an agreement to terminate his indefinite detention in exchange for him halting his 131-day hunger strike.

The 32-year-old had remained in an Israeli hospital after his strike was called off due to worsening in his condition.
He’d gone on strike in protest to being detained in administrative detention – without charge or trial – with no clue when he’d be freed.

It’s worth mentioning that his detention continued without charge or trial for five years.

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He has been pushed around in a wheelchair in his hometown of Dura, according to video footage.
During his hunger strike, Kayed had shed 45 kg.

Currently, Israel detains over 4,650 Palestinians, including 34 women, 160 children, and approximately 500 administrative prisoners.

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(Source / 06.12.2021)

Palestinians gather to protect mosque from settlers attack in Lod city

Palestinians gather to protect am mosque it from settlers in Lod city
Palestinians gather to protect am mosque it from settlers in Lod city

OCCUPIED LOD – Palestinians from the occupied city of Lod gathered – on Sunday evening – in front of “The Big Mosque”; To protect it from any aggression that the Israeli settlers might carry out during their march through the city.

Palestinian lawyer and activist Khaled Zabarka said that what the people of Lod did constitute a deterrent to any attempt to target the mosque or the Palestinians in the city, as happened during the Dignity Revolution last May.

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He explained that what happened in the city of Lod in recent months is evidence of the Palestinian people ability to protect themselves and their capabilities.

Yesterday evening, the settlers organized the so-called “flags march” that passed through the city of Lod and Ramle, with the participation of the extremist Israeli Knesset member “Itamar Ben Gvir”.

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Last May, the Palestinians in Gaza, West Bank and the occupied Palestinian interior failed the “flags march” that was to be implemented in Al-Buraq Square, along with massive incursions and attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque.

In mid-June, settlers had carried out offensive activities against Muslims during the so-called flags’ march in occupied Jerusalem, and the Israeli occupation forces deployed about 2,500 soldiers, to secure the march.

(Source / 06.12.2021)

After 131 days of hunger strike… Kayed Fasfous is free

Ramallah (QNN)- Israeli authorities on Sunday released Kayed Fasfous after over a year of administrative detention and 131 days of hunger strike.

Kayed Fasfous, the father of one girl, went on hunger strike for 131 days in protest against his illegal administrative detention. However, on November 22, 2021, he suspended his strike after the Israelis determined a date to release him.

This morning, Fasfous was taken by ambulance to Dora medical center, from which he was taken to the Istishari hospital in Ramallah, where he underwent medical check-ups.

(Source / 05.12.2021)

Israeli authorities release student activist Shatha Taweel

Ramallah (QNN)- Israeli authorities on Sunday released Shatha Taweel (21 years old), a student activist at Birzeit University, who was detained over her activism.

Taweel was arrested from her house in Bireh in November 2020. She was interrogated in Ofer detention center before being sent to Ha Sharon prison then to the Damon prison.

She was arrested within an arrest campaign that targeted dozens of student activists in the university.

(Source / 05.12.2021)

US strongly opposed to settlement advancement, US Secretary of State says

Washington (QNN)- The United States has “strongly emphasized” its opposition to Israeli illegal settlement advancement on Thursday, stressing such steps “undercut efforts to advance a negotiated two-state solution.”

In a conversation US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, had with Israeli occupation Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett, Blinken “strongly emphasized that Israel and the Palestinian Authority should refrain from unilateral steps that exacerbate tensions and undercut efforts to advance a negotiated two-state solution, including advancing settlement activity,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said in describing the conversation.

.@SecBlinken spoke with Israeli Prime Minister @naftalibennett. He underlined the U.S. commitment to Israel’s security and discussed regional issues, including Iran, settlement activity concerns, Israeli-Palestinian relations, and global challenges.

The Israeli planning and construction committee of the Municipality of occupied Jerusalem approved a plan to construct a new settlement in north Jerusalem on a land plot occupied by an abandoned international airport built during the British Mandate.

‘Israel’ used the airport in ‘Atarot’, located near the Palestinian village of Qalandia, as a military airbase before permanently shutting it down in the wake of the Second Intifada in 2000.

The new settlement included the construction of over one thousand units, hotels, public infrastructure, and commercial areas. 1200 dunums of Palestinian lands will be used for the project.

According to Israeli media claims, Bennett told Blinken the project was just at the planning stage.

Peace Now, an Israeli rights group, said in a statement that “this is a very dangerous plan which might bring a dangerous blow to the two-state solution.”

It added that the planned settlement project in Atarot “is at the heart of the urban territorial Palestinian continuity between Ramallah and East Jerusalem, and thus prevents the possibility of a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital. The government must remove the plan from the agenda immediately and shelve it.”

Last week, 26 House Democrats urged Blinken to pressure the Israeli Occupation government to prevent the planned settlement project, highlighting how settlements entrench the occupation, undermine the prospects of a two-state solution, diminish the viability of a Palestinian state, and represent a violation of international law.

(Source / 05.12.2021)

Growing concerns as Abu Hawash enters day 111 of his hunger strike

Days of Palestine – Jerusalem – Palestinian prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash, 40, has entered day 111 of his hunger strike amid growing concerns over his life.

Abu Hawash suffers from emaciation, frequent loss of consciousness, severe potassium deficiency, severe pains in his liver and heart, constant vomiting, and failure to sleep and walk.

Read More: Mikdad Al-Qawasmi Ends 113-Day Hunger Strike

The prisoner staged his hunger strike to protest his administrative detention, with no trial or indictment.

Another prisoner called Moataz Abido, a 41-year-old from Hebron City has been on hunger strike for four consecutive days to demand his jailers to provide him with medical assistance.

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According to Muhjat al-Quds Foundation for Martyrs, Prisoners and the Wounded, prisoner Abido started his hunger strike on December 2 to pressure the Israeli prison service to provide him with medical treatment.

Prisoner Abido suffers from paralysis in one of his legs after his exposure to Israeli gunfire in a previous incident.

He asked the prison administration several times to provide him with treatment and obtained promises from jailers, but they did nothing for him so far and decided instead to put him in an isolation cell after he started his hunger strike.

(Source / 05.12.2021)

Palestinian citizen forced to demolish own home in Jerusalem

Days of Palestine – Jerusalem – Israeli occupation municipality of Jerusalem yesterday, Saturday, pressured a Palestinian citizen from Beit Hanina to demolish his own home, according to local sources.

He is a father of five children; Moath Rajabi embarked on demolishing his only home after the Israeli municipality issued a demolition order against it two weeks ago under the pretext it was built without a permit. 

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He said that he had no option but to demolish the home himself in order to avoid paying unreasonable demolition costs to the Israeli municipality in the event it carries out the demolition.

Palestinians in Jerusalem say they are forced to build without a permit because getting a building permit is impossible as the right-wing mayor and city council attempt to keep the city’s Palestinian population at a bare minimum while multiplying its Jewish residents by approving the construction of thousands of new housing units in Jewish settlements.

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Almost 75 percent of applications for a permit by the Palestinian citizens of Jerusalem are rejected by the municipality, according to rights groups.

(Source / 05.12.2021)

Cold-blooded murder of Palestinian asserts the Israeli occupation fascism: Diliani

Dimitri Diliani
Dimitri Diliani

Gaza Post – Member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council and head of the Christian National Assembly in the Holy Land, Dimitri Diliani, on Saturday reported that the crime of murdering a Palestinian youth in cold blood with his hands raised and lying on the ground is the greatest evidence of the occupation state’s fascism.

If the Israeli soldier had any concerns that he would be punished, he would not have committed the act,  Diliani said.

“The assassination did not end with the criminal that shot the unarmed young man; it continued with the disruption of the ambulance’s arrival to treat him”, Daliani said.

He asserted that the assassination was not carried out by a single murderous border guard, but rather was a collective crime for which Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett bears responsibility.

He said, “The racist aspect of Israeli philosophy, which is taught through the occupation force’s educational curricula and the religious schools that the occupying power supports through material, legal, political, and security assistance, is the source of racism in Israeli culture”.

As the world’s last colonial fascist country, Diliani called on the international community to intervene in order to deter the occupation power’s racist fascist approach.

(Source / 04.12.2021)

Breaking| Old City field-execution victim identified as Muhammad Abu Saleemeh

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- The victim of the Israeli field execution in the Old City in occupied Jerusalem has been identified as Muhammad Shawkat Abu Saleemeh.

Abu Saleemeh (23 years old) was a former detainee in Israeli prisons. He is originally from the city of Salfit in the central West Bank.

Israeli forces have executed Abu Saleemeh in Bab Al Amoud area in occupied Jerusalem today although he was wounded and unable to move.

Following the field execution, Israeli forces started a comprehensive detention campaign, which resulted in over 40 injuries and an unknown number of detentions among Palestinians.

(Source / 04.12.2021)