Palestinian youth, his uncle arrested by IOF at Zaatara checkpoint

The Israeli occupation forces at noontime Wednesday arrested two Palestinians at the Zaatara checkpoint, south of Nablus province. 25-year-old Mus’ab Eshtiyeh and his uncle Ibrahim Eshtiyeh, from Salem town, east of Nablus, were arrested by the IOF as they passed through the Zaatara checkpoint. The uncle was released sometime later. A few hours earlier, the arrestees’ families appealed for information over their missing relatives. It turned out later that Mus’ab, an ex-prisoner, was transferred to Hawara camp, south of Nablus. (Source / 16.08.2017) Continue reading Palestinian youth, his uncle arrested by IOF at Zaatara checkpoint

Youngest girl in Israeli jail: My dream is to hold mama in my arms

“I have not seen my mother for the third consecutive month. My earnest desire is to have my mother hold me in her arms,” said the youngest Palestinian detainee in Israeli jails. 14-year-old Malek Mohamed al-Ghalidh, from Ramallah, has not seen her mother for the third month after the Israeli prison authorities ruled that the minor girl be sentenced to a prison-visit ban. Malek’s mother said none of her family members could visit her in the Israeli HaSharon lock-up. “My daughter Malek was kidnapped on May 20, 2017, at Qalandiya checkpoint, north of Occupied Jerusalem, after the Israeli forces handcuffed … Continue reading Youngest girl in Israeli jail: My dream is to hold mama in my arms

PNC does not represent all Palestinians, says Hamas official

Image of a senior Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Zahar [file photo] The Palestinian National Council, as it stands, does not represent all Palestinians, a senior Hamas official said on Tuesday. Political Bureau member Mahmoud Al-Zahar pointed out that the PNC does not include the major Palestinian factions which won the majority of votes in the last general election. His comments were reported by the Palestine Information Centre. Al-Zahar noted that the PNC represents some Palestinian factions which do not even exist now. He insisted that holding a PNC meeting at this stage is intended solely to reinforce the “false” legitimacy of … Continue reading PNC does not represent all Palestinians, says Hamas official

Muslim Brotherhood-led coalition wins big in Jordan local polls

Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan A coalition led by the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood has won 76 seats in yesterday’s local and provincial elections in Jordan, according to a coalition member. The National Alliance for Reform won 25 seats in provincial councils, out of the 48 seats the bloc vied for,” Murad Al-Adayla, head of the election panel at the Islamic Action Front (IAF), the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood group, told the Anadolu Agency today. The National Alliance for Reform is a broad coalition of parties led by the IAF. Al-Adayla said the bloc also won the seats of … Continue reading Muslim Brotherhood-led coalition wins big in Jordan local polls

Israel confiscates children’s toys in Jenin

Wooden toys made in Palestine [File photo] Israeli occupation forces yesterday announced that they confiscated children’s toys from the occupied West Bank city of Jenin. In a statement, the Israeli army said that its troops carried a campaign, the first of its kind, against air guns used by children fearing that they would be turned into “lethal weapons”. The commander of the Israeli Military Central Command issued a military order banning the possession of toys which are similar to real arms or which could be turned into real arms, the statement said. The Israeli occupation army claimed that a number … Continue reading Israel confiscates children’s toys in Jenin

Israeli authorities demolish car wash, 2 other buildings in East Jerusalem

A demolition in Beit Hanina BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces demolished two commercial structures in occupied East Jerusalem on Tuesday, official Palestinian news agency Wafa reported. According to Wafa, a car wash belonging to the Badr family was demolished in the neighborhood of Beit Hanina, while another unspecified commercial structure was demolished in the al-Salaa area of the neighborhood of Jabal al-Mukabbir. A Palestinian home was also reportedly demolished in the neighborhood of Silwan. A spokesperson for the Israeli municipality of Jerusalem did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The three demolitions occurred on the same day as … Continue reading Israeli authorities demolish car wash, 2 other buildings in East Jerusalem

Israeli forces demolish Palestinian attacker’s home in Kobar, shoot and injure journalist

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Israeli forces demolished on Wednesday morning a home in the central occupied West Bank village of Kobar belonging to the family of a Palestinian accused of killing three Israeli settlers in July. Omar al-Abed, 19, is currently imprisoned by Israel after breaking into the illegal Israeli settlement of Halamish on July 21 and carrying out a deadly stabbing attack. He was shot and moderately wounded by a neighbor of the victims and subsequently detained following the attack, although Israeli media has reported that he has not yet been charged. Locals told Ma’an that large numbers of Israeli troops … Continue reading Israeli forces demolish Palestinian attacker’s home in Kobar, shoot and injure journalist