Israeli police detain Palestinian in Old City for alleged knife possession

An Israeli border police arrests a Palestinian man sraeli police forces detained a Palestinian “youth” in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem Friday morning, according to Israeli media. Israeli media reported that the youth, whose identity remained unknown, was detained for being in possession of a knife. He was reportedly transferred for interrogation. An Israeli police spokesperson was not immediately available for comment. Israeli forces have detained scores of Palestinians, many of the minors, for allegedly being in possession of knives following a spate of alleged and actual small-scale knife attacks by Palestinians that surged in the fall of 2015. … Continue reading Israeli police detain Palestinian in Old City for alleged knife possession

Ashrawi: Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank amounts to war crimes

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, PLO Executive Committee Member Following announcements that Israel had advanced plans for nearly 3,000 illegal settlement units in the occupied West Bank, Palestine Liberation Organisation Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi strongly denounced the move as a “blatant disregard for the two-state solution.” The Israeli Civil Administration’s High Planning Committee convened on Tuesday and Wednesday, and advanced plans for 2,615 housing units in illegal Israeli settlements. “In blatant disregard of the requirements for the two-state solution and the chances for peace and stability, Netanyahu and his extremist, racist coalition continue to persist with their egregious policies of … Continue reading Ashrawi: Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank amounts to war crimes

Activists demand settlers leave Palestinian home in Hebron following court order

HEBRON (Ma’an) — A Palestinian committee in the city of Hebron in the southern occupied West Bank has reportedly received an order by the Israeli Supreme Court to evacuate a group of Israeli settlers illegally occupying a Palestinian home in the area. The home, which belongs to the Abu Rajab family, has been embroiled in a legal battle with Israeli settlers who claim that they purchased the rights to the home, though the Palestinian homeowners and the Israeli state have maintained that the settlers forged the documents. Despite several court orders preventing the settlers from moving into the home, they forcibly … Continue reading Activists demand settlers leave Palestinian home in Hebron following court order

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In The West Bank”

22 OCT 12:03 PM The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have abducted, on Sunday at dawn, at least six Palestinians in the West Bank governorates of Qalqilia, Nablus and Bethlehem. The Qalqilia office of the PPS, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded several homes in various parts of the governorate, and abducted two children, identified as Mahmoud Yousef Freij, 15, and Hammoud Bilal Mansour, 14. In Nablus, also in northern West Bank, the PPS said the soldiers searched many homes, and abducted Sultan al-Meenawi and Awad Abu Salha. Furthermore, the soldiers invaded Teqoua’ town, … Continue reading PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In The West Bank”

Israeli Colonists Invade Al-Ein Al-Jadeeda Area In Hebron, Prepare For New Outpost

22 OCT 10:56 AM Several Israeli colonists invaded, on Saturday at night, the al-Ein al-Jadeeda area, south of Tal Romedia, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, while carrying wooden boards and some construction tools, in preparation for establishing a new illegal outpost. The Youth Coalition against Settlements in Hebron said the attack was carried out by colonists from existing nearby illegal outposts. The al-Ein al-Jadeeda area is a historic site the dates to the Mamluk era, and is under the supervision of the Islamic Waqf and Endowment Department, but the colonists frequently target it. The legal office of … Continue reading Israeli Colonists Invade Al-Ein Al-Jadeeda Area In Hebron, Prepare For New Outpost

Israeli Police Detains 67 Palestinian Workers

22 OCT 9:17 AM The Israeli police in the Negev detained, on Sunday at dawn, 67 Palestinian workers, including 40 minors, for what the police said entering and working the country without permits, and confiscated four cars for workers in Shakiv illegal colony, built on Palestinian lands in Beit Awwa town, in the southern West Bank governorate of Hebron. The Arabs48 News Website has reported that the police received information about the Palestinian workers, and instantly went to the area, before detaining them. It added that the workers were detained after harvesting and loading 20-24 tons of grapes, and 5-7 … Continue reading Israeli Police Detains 67 Palestinian Workers

Palestinian family goes homeless as Israeli bulldozers demolish home

Israeli bulldozers on Sunday demolished a Palestinian-owned house in the Arab city of Lod, in Israel, under the pretext it was built without permit. Member of the local popular committee, Mohamed Shreiki, said Israeli bulldozers, under the protection of Israeli police, demolished the house of al-Faqir family, leaving the family members homeless for the second time. Shreiki said tension has been running high in the area due to the arbitrary demolitions carried out by the Israeli municipality against Palestinian homes in the city. A couple of months ago, the family’s home was knocked down under the same pretext. Left without … Continue reading Palestinian family goes homeless as Israeli bulldozers demolish home