IOF kidnaps ex-detainee south of Bethlehem

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Wednesday evening kidnapped ex-detainee Rizq Salah, 54, from an area in al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem in the West Bank. A local official said that Israeli soldiers rounded up Salah during his presence on his land in Absiya area to the west of Khader town. Salah had spent about 21 years in Israeli jails and obtained his freedom in 2012. Earlier on the same day, about 16 Palestinian citizens were kidnapped by the IOF during raids on homes and at checkpoints in different areas of the West Bank. (Source / 18.10.2018) Advertisements Continue reading IOF kidnaps ex-detainee south of Bethlehem

Israel renews detention of Palestinian lawmaker Khalida Jarrar

An Israeli court on Thursday renewed the administrative detention of leading member of the PFLP Khalida Jarrar for the fourth consecutive time. The military court approved the renewal order that would keep Jarrar in detention for three more months. Israeli forces had detained Jarrar on July 2nd, 2017,a year after her release. Since then, her detention was renewed three times. Jarrar, a leading member of the PFLP, deputy at the PLC (Palestinian Legislative Council), heads the PLC’s prisoners’ committee and acts as the Palestinian representative in the Council of Europe, an international organization promoting human rights and democracy around the … Continue reading Israel renews detention of Palestinian lawmaker Khalida Jarrar

BREAKING: DESTRUCTION AND ETHNIC CLEANSING OF KHAN AL-AHMAR HAS STARTED

(article from 13 september 2018) Israel’s occupation forces are destroying and ethnically cleansing the Jahalin Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar on the occupied West Bank as we write this. Hundreds of Israeli occupation forces members have surrounded the village and brought seven bulldozers, which have already demolished four building put up by activists earlier this week in an act of resistance. Israeli occupation has declared the village ‘closed military zone’ until the evening. Israel’s regime is counting that warning from European states against the destruction and ethnic cleansing of the village will lead nothing more than the usual ‘deploring’. United … Continue reading BREAKING: DESTRUCTION AND ETHNIC CLEANSING OF KHAN AL-AHMAR HAS STARTED

ISRAELI OCCUPATION KIDNAPS TEENAGE ACTIVIST FROM KHAN AL-AHMAR

On Wednesday October 17th Israel’s occupation forces assaulted local people and activists in the threatened West Bank village of Khan al-Ahmar ‘for no apparent reason’ and kidnapped 18-year-old Palestinian activist Ranin Amira, who was put in chokehold as she was assaulted and taken away. Four people suffered injuries in what appears to have been a deliberate attempt to harass and lower the spirit of the villagers and their supporters, just like the pouring of sewage from a tanker which has now taken place twice. On Monday and Tuesday Israeli occupation bulldozers leveled land near and inside the village in what … Continue reading ISRAELI OCCUPATION KIDNAPS TEENAGE ACTIVIST FROM KHAN AL-AHMAR

Abbas meets with liberal Zionist lobby group J Street

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on 12 October 2018 Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday met with the leadership of liberal Zionist advocacy group J Street at his headquarters in Ramallah, reported the Times of Israel. Abbas welcomed the delegation, led by J Street Executive Director Jeremy Ben Ami, expressing his “appreciation for their efforts to support the peace process within American society”, including the organisation’s letter to the White House urging a reversal of the decision to end funding for UNRWA. “We distinguish between America and the current American administration that has brought the peace process to a dead … Continue reading Abbas meets with liberal Zionist lobby group J Street

Israel working to spy on private social media messages

Social Media apps The Israeli occupation army has bid to obtain spying systems that monitor the private messages of social media users, Haaretz has revealed. Haaretz said it had obtained a document showing that the Israeli army asked the cyber companies to present proposals for the spying system in 2016. The newspaper also said that the system being sought was expected to trace and monitor all information posted or exchanged through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. The system would also monitor posts and information exchanged in Hebrew, Arabic and English. The targeted keywords, the document showed, were terror, resistance, nationality and religion. Read: Palestinian … Continue reading Israel working to spy on private social media messages

Israel limits Palestinian access to farmland

File photo of a wiremesh around Palestinian farmland West Bank farmers seeking access to their farmland located behind Israel’s illegal Separation Wall are facing intimidation and further access restrictions by Israeli occupation forces. “When you go to that gate, there is a group of Israeli soldiers and the settlement guards. They keep people’s ID cards when they enter and hand it back to them on their way out,” one eyewitness said of the treatment farmers get in Salfit. Farmers are forced in the system of so-called “prior coordination” ahead of the olive harvest, meaning that they seek approval from the … Continue reading Israel limits Palestinian access to farmland