IOF arrests Palestinian boy near Jerusalem

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC) – Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Thursday evening arrested a Palestinian boy at Qalandiya checkpoint north of Jerusalem. Israeli sources claimed the boy was arrested over knife possession. The boy was detained and transferred to an undeclared destination, and no further details were reported. Palestinian local residents said this child arrest case was the second on Thursday, but no confirmed information about the identity of the first child and the reason behind his detention was given. (Source / 03.07.2020) Continue reading IOF arrests Palestinian boy near Jerusalem

Occupation arrests 9 citizens

The occupation army arrested at least 9 citizens, at dawn on Thursday, from Jenin, Tulkarm, Hebron, and Jerusalem. Local sources in Jenin reported to “Al-Quds” the arrest of the former prisoner Muhammad Al-Jamal and the attack on his brother Rushdi Al-Jamal, the arrest of the former prisoner Nasser Al-Jada from Kharouba neighborhood, Muhammad Omar Zakarneh from the town of Qabatiya, and Wissam Sami Al-Masri (26 years old) from Tubas. In Tulkarem Governorate, the young Mahmoud Abdel Rahman Khalaf was arrested after his house was raided in the southern neighborhood, and the young Khaled Adnan Salman from the town of Ramin. … Continue reading Occupation arrests 9 citizens

Gaza patients face a serious deterioration due to a shortage of medicines in light of the Corona crisis

 Mohamed Al-Batsh from Gaza faces a serious deterioration in his health in light of a severe shortage of medicines in government hospitals, compounded by the crisis of the new Coronavirus (Covid-19). Al-Batsh, a sixty-year-old resident of Gaza, has been suffering from the two orders of getting a dialysis appointment from Shifa Medical Hospital since the start of the Corona disease. Al-Batsh says that he needs dialysis three times a week, but he has become obligated to be satisfied once a week, due to the lack of medical supplies he needs each time. He adds: “Since the imposition of the Israeli … Continue reading Gaza patients face a serious deterioration due to a shortage of medicines in light of the Corona crisis

The Israeli occupation demolishes the home of a Palestinian citizen inside the occupied one

Today, Thursday, the Israeli occupation authorities demolished a house in the city of Lod (central Palestine, Mahalla in 1948), belonging to a Palestinian citizen. Eyewitnesses told Quds Press: Large forces of the occupation police and special units, accompanied by bulldozers, closed the area and the streets surrounding the house, turned the area into a closed military barrack, and began to demolish the upper floor of the house on the pretext of not licensing. “The Israeli police stormed the house without warning and broke down the doors and terrorized the children, and forced the children and women to go out into … Continue reading The Israeli occupation demolishes the home of a Palestinian citizen inside the occupied one

Gaza: The occupation targets fishermen, farmers and sheep herders

Israeli gunboats on Thursday opened fire with heavy machine guns at the land and sea borders of the Gaza Strip. According to our correspondent in Gaza, the gunboats targeted the boats of the masts off the coast of the Oasis and Sudanese areas in the northwest of the Gaza Strip, and pursued the fishermen’s boats within 4 nautical miles. On the eastern land border of the Gaza Strip, the occupying forces fired at the land and homes of farmers and sheep herders off the eastern areas of Khanyounis and Deir al-Balah in the south and centre of the Gaza Strip, … Continue reading Gaza: The occupation targets fishermen, farmers and sheep herders

Hamas, Fatah to unify efforts against annexation plan

Fatah official: Unity ‘will inspire us to build a strategic vision, to lead the street’ The Hamas and Fatah have agreed to unite to confront Israel’s planned annexation of the occupied West Bank, they said in a statement yesterday. Saleh Al-Arouri, deputy head of Hamas’ Political Bureau, and Major General Jibril Rajoub, secretary of Fatah‘s Central Committee (FCC), took part in talks, with the Fatah official saying the reaction to the annexation decision showed a popular consensus to counter the plan, adding unity “will inspire us to build a strategic vision, to lead the street”. He added: “We want to open a new page with Hamas and … Continue reading Hamas, Fatah to unify efforts against annexation plan

Amnesty calls on world to take action against illegal annexation

Amnesty International called on the international community to take decisive action against Israel’s proposed annexation of illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. Saleh Hijazi, deputy director of the Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa, said that international law is very clear in this regard: “Annexation is illegal.” He added, according to Amnesty’s statement, that “Israel’s policy shows a flagrant disregard for international law. These policies do not change the legal status of the land under international law and the situation of its residents under occupation, and do not deny Israel’s responsibilities as an occupying authority. Instead, … Continue reading Amnesty calls on world to take action against illegal annexation

320 officials from Latin America: Sanction Israel if it annexes West Bank

More than 320 scholars, former presidents and legislators from Latin America joined forces to condemn Israel’s planned annexation of parts of the occupied Palestinian territories. In a joint statement, the public personalities said: “The increasing severity of the Israeli violations and its impunity compel us to answer to the call made by the vast majority of organisations from the Palestinian civil society.” We support the Palestinian people’s demands to end the arm trades and the military and security cooperation with Israel; to lift the free trade agreements with that State; to ban the trade with the illegal Israeli settlements; and … Continue reading 320 officials from Latin America: Sanction Israel if it annexes West Bank

Fatah: We will deal with Israel ‘like an enemy’ if it annexes the West Bank

Secretary General of Fatah‘s Central Committee (FCC), Major General Jibril Rajoub, yesterday stressed that his party will “deal with it [Israel] like an enemy” if it proceeds with its planned annexation of the occupied West Bank. “The current stage is the most dangerous that our people live and requires that we be able to face the challenge,” he stressed, adding that in the event that “the annexation was announced, we will treat the occupation as an enemy.” His declaration came as Fatah and Hamas announced that they would be working together to face Israel’s annexation plans. His statement was met with ridicule, … Continue reading Fatah: We will deal with Israel ‘like an enemy’ if it annexes the West Bank

Israel’s annexation plan plots a new course for the conflict

By Hazem Ayyad As expected, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu postponed Israel’s annexation plan, for one day apparently, on the pretext of finishing his consultations with an American delegation. His decision was not made known for certain to his Foreign Minister, retired General Gabi Ashkenazi, who told Israel’s Army Radio: “It seems unlikely to me that this will happen today [1 July]. I reckon there will be nothing today, regarding [the extension of Israeli] sovereignty.” Although Ashkenazi is a minister in a government led by Netanyahu, he spoke about the date of the planned annexation as a member of the Blue and White … Continue reading Israel’s annexation plan plots a new course for the conflict