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

Health Ministry condemns IOF attack on Qalqilia hospital

The Palestinian Health Ministry condemned Thursday morning the attack carried out by the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on Qalqilia hospital earlier today. The attack occurred when IOF soldiers stormed at the early morning hours Qalqilia hospital amid heavy firing of teargas bombs, injuring many patients including children. The IOF raid on Qalqilia hospital came as part of a series of systematic assaults on the Palestinian health sector in flagrant violation of international laws and norms, the ministry said in a statement. The statement also called for urgent international intervention to stop Israeli violations. (Source / 19.10.2017) Continue reading Health Ministry condemns IOF attack on Qalqilia hospital

Old woman assaulted, olive groves pillaged by settlers in Nablus

A Jewish settler on Wednesday evening assaulted a Palestinian elderly woman in Jit village, west of Nablus city in the occupied West Bank, while others stole olive crops in the southern town of Qaryut. Activist Zakaria Sadah, field coordinator at Rabbis for Human Rights, reported that a settler from Havat Gilad outpost brutalized an old female farmer woman called Fatima Arman, expelled her from her land under threat, and ripped out bags of olives she was carrying into thorny bushes. Sadah affirmed there was prior coordination with the Israeli military authorities to allow local farmers to access their lands in … Continue reading Old woman assaulted, olive groves pillaged by settlers in Nablus

IOF demolishes two Palestinian houses in al-Khalil town

The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) demolished Thursday two Palestinian houses east of Yatta town to the east of al-Khalil under the pretext of being built without “Israeli permit.” The two demolished houses were owned by two brothers, local sources pointed out. IOF soldiers stormed early today the town accompanied with a military bulldozer and started the demolition process although the houses’ owners had earlier submitted an appeal against the demolition order. Meanwhile, IOF confiscated late yesterday two Palestinian-owned vehicles after breaking into Yatta town. An amount of money was also confiscated during the raid. (Source / 19.10.2017) Continue reading IOF demolishes two Palestinian houses in al-Khalil town