Israel announces 7 nature reserves in West Bank and expansion of 12 others

The Israeli defence minister, Naftali Bennett approved the creation of 7 nature reserves and the expansion of 12 others in Area C of the occupied West Bank The Israeli defence minister, Naftali Bennett, on Wednesday approved the creation of seven nature reserves and the expansion of 12 others in Area C of the occupied West Bank, a statement confirmed. In his statement, Bennett ordered the Israeli Civil Administration – the Israeli governing body that operates in the West Bank – to start preparing for the opening of the reserves. The Times of Israel disclosed that this is the first time that such a step has … Continue reading Israel announces 7 nature reserves in West Bank and expansion of 12 others

Israel arrests Palestine citizen from Erez Crossing

The Erez Crossing between Gaza and Israel in the Gaza Strip on 24 March,2016 The Israeli occupation arrested on Wednesday Palestinian citizen, Waleed Mustafa Salim Deeb, at the Erez Crossing between Gaza and Israel, as he was making his way to Jordan, Quds Press reported. Reporting Abdel-Naser Farwanah, an official at the PLO’s Prisoners and Freed Prisoners Committee, Quds Press revealed that Deeb was investigated for several hours at the Erez Crossing, before he was moved to an unknown location. Farwanah disclosed that the Israeli occupation informed the Palestinian Authority about the detention of the Palestinian citizen. READ: Israeli authorities detain Palestinian man escorting ill wife at Erez … Continue reading Israel arrests Palestine citizen from Erez Crossing

Israel seizes Palestinian lands in Bethlehem

A Jewish settler is seen at an agricultural field of Palestinians’ after seizing it to start an illegal construction at Beit Jala neighborhood in Bethlehem, West Bank on 3 September 2019 Israeli forces yesterday issued orders to seize hundreds of dunums of agricultural land in Bethlahm’s southern occupied towns of Al-Khader and Irtas. The head of the Commission for the Resistance of the Wall and Settlements, Hasan Breijieh, told local media that the orders were issued to seize 350 dunums of agricultural land, with the aim “to expand Israel illegal settlements and bypass the roads of the Palestinian towns and villages in … Continue reading Israel seizes Palestinian lands in Bethlehem

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eleven Palestinians In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, eleven Palestinians, including an elderly man, from their homes in Jenin, Jerusalem and Hebron, in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes in Jenin, in northern West Bank, and interrogated many Palestinians before abducting four. It identified the abducted Palestinians as Mohammad Mahmoud Kayed, Mohammad Shadi Jarrar, Mohammad Hawashin and Ahmad Walid Nabhan. In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers also invaded and searched homes, and abducted four Palestinians, identified as Nassim Mheisin, Taiseer Mheisin, Mos’ab Mheisin and Mohammad Abu Ryala. … Continue reading PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eleven Palestinians In West Bank”

Israeli Warplanes Strike Gaza Strip Overnight

Israeli warplanes, Wednesday night, bombed at least two posts across the besieged Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. An Israeli drone targeted a post, northwest of Gaza city, causing fires to break out. In addition Israeli F-16 fighter jets pounded the same post with two missiles, causing extensive material damage to the nearby civilian homes. An additional strike was confirmed at a post in Jabalia town in the northern besieged enclave, and no casualties were reported. Since 2007 Israel has imposed an air, land, and sea blockade on the Gaza Strip, suffocating the economy, … Continue reading Israeli Warplanes Strike Gaza Strip Overnight

Israel Orders Seizure of 350 Dunams Near Bethlehem for Bypass Road

The Israeli military issued orders, on Wednesday, to seize 350 dunams (86 acres) of agricultural land in al-Khader and Irtas towns, south of the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem, Hasan Breijieh, from the Commission for the Resistance of the Wall and Settlements said. Breijieh stressed that the bypass road, planned solely for the purpose of settlement expansion, will make inaccessible the Palestinian owned agricultural land, adding that it will also take along with it 150 meters of land on both sides, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. In related news, on Monday, Israeli forces stopped a land rehabilitation project near Ramallah, … Continue reading Israel Orders Seizure of 350 Dunams Near Bethlehem for Bypass Road

HOW ANTI-MUSLIM WAR MAKES US DEMOCRACY IMPOSSIBLE

By Edward Curtis The “usual suspects” are already being rounded up. U.S. citizens with Iranian names and backgrounds are being selected for special screening at the border. City police departments in New York and Los Angeles have vowed to be on alert for Iranian terrorists. It’s been the same story for decades. Nearly anytime the United States has a military conflict with a country or group that is labeled Muslim, the civil and human rights of Muslims or people who “look Muslim,” whatever that means, are violated by both the U.S. government and some of its citizens. Anti-Muslim war-making has … Continue reading HOW ANTI-MUSLIM WAR MAKES US DEMOCRACY IMPOSSIBLE