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

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

IOF detains teen for carrying knife in al-Khalil

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Tuesday evening arrested a Palestinian teenager in the Old City of al-Khalil on allegations that he was found in possession of a knife. Local sources told the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) that 19-year-old Mohamed Idris was subdued and arrested by soldiers near the Ibrahimi Mosque. They said that the soldiers accused him of carrying a knife and intending to use it to stab them, adding that the teen was taken to an unknown place for interrogation. (Source / 16.08.2017) Continue reading IOF detains teen for carrying knife in al-Khalil

Israel razes house belonging to family of Halamish attacker

The Israeli occupation army at dawn Wednesday demolished the house of a Palestinian family in Kobar village, northwest of Ramallah, as a punitive measure after their relative, Omar al-Abed, carried out a deadly stabbing attack last month in Halamish settlement. According to local sources, over 15 military vehicles escorting bulldozers entered at dawn the village and embarked on knocking down the house. Consequently, violent clashes broke out between local young men and soldiers, during which the latter intensively fired tear gas and rubber bullets. A journalist identified as Mohamed Radi reportedly suffered a rubber bullet injury in his head and … Continue reading Israel razes house belonging to family of Halamish attacker

Israel to bury 2 Palestinian martyrs in cemeteries of numbers

Israel Hayom newspaper reported on Wednesday that the Israeli war minister, Avigdor Lieberman, in a response to a request by the public security minister, Gilad Erdan, has issued an order to bury withheld bodies of two Palestinian martyrs in Israel’s cemeteries of numbers. The paper said that the decision came in a bid to pressure Hamas in any future prisoners’ swap negotiations with the Movement. According to the paper, this move is based on a decision by the Israeli cabinet early in 2017 which stipulates not to hand over the bodies of Hamas-affiliated attackers. The two bodies belong to Musbah … Continue reading Israel to bury 2 Palestinian martyrs in cemeteries of numbers