PA issues ‘strict’ directions for West Bank Dahlan supporters

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has issued “strict” directions related to the ongoing campaign against supporters of disgraced Fatah leader Mohammed Dahlan in the occupied West Bank, Safa reported on Sunday. According to informed sources, the campaign was launched in the wake of the normalisation deal between Israel and the UAE, which finances the former Fatah official. Abbas issued his “strict” directions to the PA’s military intelligence agency, which is currently tracking Dahlan’s supporters in the West Bank. Several missions have been carried out in this regard. The sources told Safa that “shocking” issues were revealed during the campaign about money transfers to Dahlan … Continue reading PA issues ‘strict’ directions for West Bank Dahlan supporters

Morocco: No peace without recognition of Palestinian rights

Moroccan Prime Minister Saadeddine Othmani told the UN General Assembly on Saturday that there can be no peace without giving Palestinians their rights. “There can be no just or lasting peace unless the Palestinian people can exercise their legitimate right to establish an independent and viable state with Jerusalem as its capital,” explained Othmani. “We categorically reject all of the unilateral measures taken by the Israeli authorities in the occupied Palestinian territories, whether in the West Bank or in Jerusalem. Such measures only fuel tension and instability in the region.” The prime minister also said that failure to settle the … Continue reading Morocco: No peace without recognition of Palestinian rights

6 Palestinians killed as Hebron cesspit floods

Six Palestinians died after they drowned in an old cesspit in the village of Deir Al-Asal near Hebron in the occupied West Bank, reported Wafa news agency. A father and his son were digging a septic pit near an old one which collapsed, leading to a sudden flood which drowned them both, witnesses in Deir Al-Asal said. Three brothers who attempted to rescue the victims also died, along with another youth who tried to help. One of the victims, aged 15, was rushed to an Israeli hospital, but doctors were unable to save him. According to the Times of Israel, Islam Abu Sheikha, an official … Continue reading 6 Palestinians killed as Hebron cesspit floods

PLO: US puts pressure on Sudan to settle Palestine refugees

The United States is putting pressure on Sudan to accept settling Palestine refugees on its soil, member of the PLO’s Executive Committee, Bassam Al-Salhi, was reported saying by Anadolu yesterday. “Special sources told me that the ongoing normalisation talks between Washington, Israel and Sudan include Sudan’s possibility to resettle [Palestine] refugees on its soil as part of the deal of the century,” Al-Salhi said, in reference to the US ‘peace deal’ for the region. He stated that “this is part of the conspiracy against the Palestinian cause,” stressing the issue between Israel and Sudan goes beyond the normalisation of ties. The PLO official called … Continue reading PLO: US puts pressure on Sudan to settle Palestine refugees

Israeli Forces Invade Homes, Detain Palestinians, including a Woman

The Israeli police detained a Palestinian woman and her husband, Al-Maqdisi, on Sunday, after invading their home in Al-‘Isawiya town in occupied East Jerusalem, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Local sources said that the woman, holding a West Bank identification, was detained under the pretext of illegal residence in Jerusalem. Israeli forces, on Saturday night, detained two Palestinian civilians and their children in Anin village, west of Jenin, in the northern West Bank, the PIC further reported. Local sources stated that Israeli soldiers invaded the homes of Yusef Asaad Yassin and Ayman Tayseer Khalil Yassin, and detained them. Soldiers also … Continue reading Israeli Forces Invade Homes, Detain Palestinians, including a Woman

Israel to Confiscate Palestinian-owned Land in Hebron

The Israeli authorities announced, last week, a military order to confiscate a large area of Palestinian lands in the Tel Rumeida area, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Local sources confirmed to Palestinian WAFA News Agency that the Israeli occupation forces delivered orders to a several Palestinian citizens in Tel Rumeida, a military order to expropriate 17 sites, including citizen-owned lands. Palestinian citizen, Haji Radi Abu Aisha, received an order from Israeli authorities, and said that the military order stipulates that pillars and surveillance cameras will be installed near his home. This military edict by the occupation, allegedly … Continue reading Israel to Confiscate Palestinian-owned Land in Hebron

Israeli Settlers Attack Palestinian-owned Farms near Nablus

An armed Israeli settler assaulted, on Sunday, a Palestinian farmer who was working in his land in Asira al-Qiblya village, south of Nablus city in the northern West Bank, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Sources stated that the illegal settler, who is a security guard of the Israeli Yitzhar colony, attacked Palestinian farmer, Usama Hamdan, causing extensive bruising. The wounded Palestinian man was transferred to a Nablus hospital for treatment. In related news, Israeli settlers attacked, on Saturday, two Palestinian-owned poultry farms in Qusra village, southeast of Nablus, in the northern occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Information Center reported that … Continue reading Israeli Settlers Attack Palestinian-owned Farms near Nablus

A briefing note urging you to immediately intervene to release arbitrary detainees from the Palestinian Authority against the background of political opinion and activity

Mr. Michel Forst. Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders. Gracious greetings Subject: A briefing note urging you to immediately intervene to release arbitrary detainees from the Palestinian Authority against the background of political opinion and activity. The International Commission to Support Palestinians’ Rights (ICSPR)is highly appreciate your keenness to intervene in order to defend human rights values, and the citizens’ enjoyment of these universally guaranteed rights, including the right to freedom of opinion and expression, political pluralism, freedom of peaceful assembly and the prevention of arrest Arbitrary, torture and degrading treatment of human dignity, and accordingly, we are … Continue reading A briefing note urging you to immediately intervene to release arbitrary detainees from the Palestinian Authority against the background of political opinion and activity

Pictures| Guards of illegal settlement attack farmers in Asira al-Qibliya

Nablus (QNN)- Guards of the illegal settlement of Yitzhar attacked Palestinian farmers, ho were working in their fields in the village of Asira al-Qibliya in southern Nablus yesterday. The farmer Bahaa Ahmad told QNN that the guards accompanied by Israeli soldiers prevented a farmer from plowing his land in the east of the village before they summoned an Israeli force that repressed locals and other farmers. Bahaa Ahmad added that a guard has beaten one of the farmers, wounding him. The farmer was taken to a near hospital. The village is located in the area classified as area “B” according … Continue reading Pictures| Guards of illegal settlement attack farmers in Asira al-Qibliya

Israel’s military court sentences child to 5 years in jail

Jenin (QNN)- The Israeli military court on Sunday sentenced the Palestinian child Samer Abdel Kareem Oweis (17 years old) from Jenin to 5 years in jail. Israeli forces had arrested the child on April 15, 2019. He was put in solitary confinement and subjected to torture for two months at the jails of Petah Tikva settlement. Since he has been arrested, the Israeli authorities rejected to allow him to meet his jail father Abdel Kareem Oweis. The father is sentenced to life imprisonment and he, along with his jailed brother Hassan, was targeted in assassination trials. Israeli forces arrested Samer’s … Continue reading Israel’s military court sentences child to 5 years in jail