Army Invades Homes, Confiscates A Car, In Bethlehem

19 OCT 9:49 AM Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the Deheishe refugee camp, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, searched homes and confiscated a car owned by a wife of a political prisoner. Media sources in Bethlehem said the soldiers confiscated a car owned by the wife of Ahmad al-Moghrabi, who is held by Israel and serving several life terms. The soldiers also invaded and ransacked many homes in the refugee camp, leading to property damage, and interrogated many Palestinians, while inspecting their ID cards. The invasion led to clashes between the soldiers and … Continue reading Army Invades Homes, Confiscates A Car, In Bethlehem

PPP: “Israeli Invasions And Closures Of Media Outlets Are State-Sponsored Terrorism”

19 OCT 10:14 AM The leftist Palestinian People’s Party (PPP) issued a statement, Wednesday, strongly denouncing the Israeli military invasions into various Palestinian media outlets, violent searches and the orders to shut them down, and described them as “state-sponsored terrorism.” In its statement, the PPP said that the outrageous and violent invasions into the media outlets in Ramallah, Hebron, Nablus and Bethlehem, are just another Israeli round of escalation, part of the ongoing efforts to silence the media in occupied Palestine. “What is happening is criminal; the Israeli violations and military oppression are carried out with the sole purpose of trying to … Continue reading PPP: “Israeli Invasions And Closures Of Media Outlets Are State-Sponsored Terrorism”

IOF arrests Palestinian schoolgirl near Bethlehem

Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Wednesday evening arrested a schoolgirl from al-Nu’man village to the east of Bethlehem at Mazmuria checkpoint while she was returning from school and took her to an unknown destination. Jamal Dar’awi, the head of the Nu’man village council, said that the IOF soldiers claimed that Lina Shawawra, 16, was trying to enter her besieged village through an iron gate in the separation wall and that she had no proof that she is a resident of the village. Dar’awi added that such allegations are repeatedly used by the Israeli soldiers to crack down on the citizens … Continue reading IOF arrests Palestinian schoolgirl near Bethlehem

Israeli minister urges Israelis to wave arms against Palestinians

Israel’s Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan stated on Wednesday that he intends to encourage Israeli settlers to carry arms for their personal safety, during the inauguration ceremony of the new firearms licensing bureau in the city of Ramla. “We’ll do this to supply better personal safety to all Israeli citizens,” said Erdan. Erdan stressed that he feels this move to be necessary in light of the recent inter-Palestinian reconciliation agreement between the Ramallah-based Fatah party and the Gaza-based Hamas party. “Fatah has only been part of incitements and paying of terrorists,” claimed Erdan. “Unfortunately, we’re not heading toward a better … Continue reading Israeli minister urges Israelis to wave arms against Palestinians

After long years in jail, IOA releases prisoner Mohamed Nadi

After 15 and a half years in Israeli jails, the Israeli occupation authority (IOA) released on Wednesday Palestinian prisoner Mohamed al-Nadi, a 32-year-old young man from the new Askar refugee camp, east of Nablus city in the West Bank. Nadi had been arrested by Israeli soldiers on May 26, 2002 when he was 16 years old and soon later he was indicted and sentenced to 15 years and eight months in prison. At the time, an Israeli prosecutor charged him with being a member of al-Qassam Brigades of Hamas and being involved in military activities against Israel. Hundreds of relatives, … Continue reading After long years in jail, IOA releases prisoner Mohamed Nadi

Israeli army blocks movement via Beit Einoun access road for 3rd day

The Israeli occupation forces have kept the Beit Einoun thoroughfare, connecting Palestinian towns in al-Khalil province, closed for the third consecutive day. Israeli army patrols sealed off the access road with a metal gate, blocking the access of Palestinian civilians and vehicles out of and into the area. Trying to reach their homes and workplaces, the Palestinian locals have been forced to pass through a distant road, after the occupation forces closed off a checkpoint set up in the area on Tuesday morning, following clashes between Palestinian anti-occupation youth and Israeli soldiers, one among whom was allegedly injured. (Source / … Continue reading Israeli army blocks movement via Beit Einoun access road for 3rd day

Israeli forces to install spying devices in Occupied Jerusalem

A set of listening devices is about to be installed by the Israeli occupation forces across Occupied Jerusalem to alert police of “unexpected events.” Sound detectors will be first fixed in Occupied Jerusalem to test their efficiency in notifying of unexpected events, particularly anti-occupation operations. The Israeli Ministry of Internal Security received the approbation of the legal adviser to activate the spying installations. The devices will enable the Israeli police to track sounds of events as they appear, moment by moment. For the Palestinians such a move means an invasion of their privacy in streets and public places. Israel’s Interior … Continue reading Israeli forces to install spying devices in Occupied Jerusalem