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A Palestinian Killed by an Illegal Israeli Settler, Scores Injured and Abducted, 28 Homes Demolished by Israeli Occupation Soldiers

February 7, 2021 

Editor's Note:

While brutal force has been used to create Zionist Israel and sustain it thus far, Zionist claims to Palestine are false. Actually, from the five thousand years of known written history, there has been a continuous Palestinian-Canaanite presence in the Holy Land. Despite the Zionist false claims, the ancient Israelites ruled part of the land for only 85 years (during the reign of David, Solomon, and Solomon's son).

 After that, the Egyptians conquered Palestine-Canaan in 925 BC, followed by Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, and Romans, before the Arab Muslim rule, starting from 636 AD.

By the Time Jesus started his mission, the three population groups of Canaanites, Palestinians, and Israelites were melted together in religion and language. Most of them became Christians when Constantine converted in 313 AD. Then, most of them became Muslims in the 7th and 8th centuries AD.

So, Palestinian Muslims, Christians, and Jews are the ones who have the right to claim descent from ancient Israelites, Palestinians, and Canaanites, not Zionists from other continents.

The following news stories are just examples of the Israeli occupation government violations of Palestinian human rights, on daily basis.

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Palestinian Khaled Maher Nofal, 34, who was killed by an armed illegal Israeli settler near Ramallah, February 6, 2021 Israeli occupation soldiers injured several Palestinians In Sebastia,
February 3, 2021

Palestinian Killed By Israeli Occupation Paramilitary Settler Near Ramallah

IMEMC, FEB 5, 2021

A paramilitary illegal Israeli settler shot and killed, in the early morning hours Friday, a Palestinian man near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, after he reportedly attempted to break into a house.

According to the Israeli military, the man, who was unarmed, attempted to break into a home in the illegal Sadeh Ephraim colony, which was installed on privately-owned Palestinian lands.

The army also claimed that, at about 3:45 at dawn, the Palestinian drove his car fast through a field, and stopped in front of a house at the edge of the colony, and allegedly tried to enter through a locked door.

It added that a guard woke up and began a physical confrontation with the man before another guard shot and killed him.

Radi Abu Fkheitha, the head of Ras Karkar Village Council, said the army informed the family Khaled Maher Nofal, 34, that he was shot and killed, and accompanied his father, Maher, and his brother, Mohammad, to the scene to identify him and his bloody clothes.

It is worth mentioning that Khaled is a married father of a boy, only four years of age, and works at the Palestinian Finance Ministry.

He was near the ar-Reesan Mountain, which was recently illegally confiscated by Israeli colonists who established the Sde Ephraim colony on the stolen Palestinian lands.

After the man was shot, Palestinian medics rushed to the area, but the soldiers prevented them from reaching him, and took his corpse away.

WAFA: “Attorney, three minors among 25 Palestinians detained from West Bank”

MEMC, FEB 4, 2021

RAMALLAH, Wednesday, February 03, 2021 (WAFA) –

Israeli occupation forces Wednesday overnight detained 25 Palestinians, including an attorney and three minors, from various parts of the occupied West Bank, according to local and security sources.

They confirmed that Israeli forces detained five Palestinians, including two minors, aged 16 and 17, after ransacking their families’ houses in Tuqu‘ town, east of the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem.

In Hebron district, Israeli forces stormed al-Fawwar refugee camp, southwest of Hebron, where they detained two others.

They also detained two others in a similar incursion in Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron city.

Meanwhile, Israeli military vehicles invaded Hizma town, northeast of Jerusalem city, where soldiers detained five Palestinians, including a 16-year-old teen, after breaking into and searching their families’ homes, turning them upside down.

As the soldiers broke into the family house of one of the detainees, they used pepper spray against three of the family members, causing them to suffocate.

In the northern Salfit district, a military invasion was confirmed in Kafr Ad-Dik town, west of Salfit city, where soldiers detained an attorney and confiscated his cell phone after storming his house.

In the northern Nablus governorate, Israeli soldiers detained a Palestinian from a coffee shop in Asira Ash-Shamaliya town, north of the city.

They also detained four others after breaking into and thoroughly searching their families’ houses in Sebastia town, northwest of the city.

In Tulkarem district, in the northern West Bank, local sources confirmed another military raid in Shweika neighborhood, north of the city, resulting in the detention of three Palestinians.

Israeli soldiers detained another after storming his house in Tulkarem city.

In the Jenin district, Director of the Palestine Prisoners’ Society (PPS) Office, Muntaser Sammur, confirmed that Israeli troops detained a resident of Qabatiya town, south of the city.

Israeli Occupation Army Demolishes A Palestinian Home Near Hebron

 MEMC, FEB 3, 2021

Israeli occupation soldiers demolished, on Wednesday afternoon, a Palestinian home in Khallet al-Forn area, near Birin village, south of Hebron in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

The National and Popular Committees in Yatta have reported that the soldiers demolished a 200 square/meter under-construction home owned by Jamal Rajab Sarsour.

The Committee added that the army surrounded the area before demolishing the property under the pretext of not obtaining a permit from the so-called “Civil Administration Office,” the administrative branch of Israel’s illegal occupation of the West Bank.

According to the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) the Israeli army demolished more than 120.000 Palestinian homes and structures since the year 1948, and added that, in 2020, the soldiers demolished 856 structures and displaced 1.014 Palestinians in the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) alone, affecting about 5.615 Palestinians.

In December of 2020, the army demolished 67 structures displacing 50 Palestinians and affected more than 410.

Israeli Occupation Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians In Sebastia

 MEMC, FEB 3, 2021

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday evening, Sebastia Palestinian town, north of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and injured many Palestinians.

Mohammad Azem, the mayor of Sebastia, said several army jeeps invaded the town, and fired gas bombs and concussion grenades at local youngsters, who protested the invasion.

Azem added that many Palestinians, including those in their homes, suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.

He also said the invasion is the second in two days, especially the archeological site and its surroundings.

It is worth mentioning that the soldiers frequently invade Sebastia to accompany groups of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers into the archeological site, an issue that leads to protests, injuries, and abductions of locals.

During these invasions, the soldiers block all Palestinian traffic, in addition to frequently storming homes, abducting Palestinians, and attacking protesters, in addition to removing the Palestinian flag.

WAFA: “Four minors among 30 Palestinians detained by Israel Occupation Soldiers in the occupied territories”

 MEMC, FEB 3, 2021

RAMALLAH, Tuesday, February 02, 2021 (WAFA) –

Israeli occupation forces last night and today detained at least 30 Palestinians, including four minors, from various parts of the occupied territories, according to local and Palestinian security sources.

They said Israeli occupation forces rounded up five Palestinians, including a minor, from Ramallah and al-Bireh district, in the central West Bank.

Soldiers detained two Palestinians, including a 16-year-old child, after ransacking their families’ houses in Beitunia city, west of Ramallah.

Soldiers detained two others after ransacking their houses in Ramallah’s al-Irsal neighborhood.

The fifth Palestinian was detained in a similar invasion in Kufr Malek town, east of Ramallah city.

During the unfolding confrontations in the town, Israeli troops opened fire toward local youngsters, injuring two; one in the foot and another in the thigh.

Meanwhile, five Palestinians were detained in occupied East Jerusalem.

Local sources said that Israeli police detained a minor after storming his parents’ house in the Jerusalem neighborhood of al-‘Isawiya.

Police detained another, identified as a resident of al-Tur neighborhood, from a shopping center in West Jerusalem on Monday evening.

The three others were rounded up during an Israeli military raid that triggered violent confrontations in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-Tur.

In Hebron district in the south of the West Bank, soldiers stormed al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of the city, where they rounded up four Palestinians, including two minors, aged 15 and 16.

They conducted a similar raid in Taffuh town, west of the city, resulting in the detention of three others.

In the northern West Bank, director of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society office in Tubas, Kamal Bani-Odeh, confirmed an Israeli military raid in Tammun town, south of Tubas, resulting in the detention of a father and his son.

In the northern Jenin governorate, the Israeli military stormed Barta‘a town, southwest of the city, where soldiers rounded up nine Palestinians, including three brothers.

They detained two others after breaking into and searching their families’ houses in two separate invasions in Jenin refugee camp and Tura town, southwest of the city.

PCHR: “Wide-Scale Demolition Operation, Israeli Occupation Regime Demolishes 28 Homes and Facilities in Northern Jordan Valleys Displacing 85 Palestinians, including 45 Children”

 MEMC, FEB 2, 2021

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR)

On Monday morning, 01 February 2021, Israeli occupation forces (IOF) carried out a large-scale demolition operation against civilian properties in Hemsa al-Foqa area in the northern Jordan valleys, eastern Tubas. Twenty-eight homes and facilities were demolished, displacing 85 Palestinians, including 45 children) in the operation. These demolitions are part of an accelerated campaign by IOF to demolish and destroy Palestinians’ homes and properties in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, under the Israeli annexation and settlement-expansion schemes in what can only be considered an act of ethnic cleansing against the indigenous Palestinian population.

According to PCHR’s investigations, at approximately 08:45 on Monday, IOF accompanied by Israeli Civil Administration SUVs and construction vehicles, moved into Kherbet Hemsa al-Foqa in the northern Jordan valleys, eastern Tubas. Immediately, workers accompanying IOF proceeded to demolish and dismantle civilian homes and sheep barns, loaded them onto their trucks and confiscated their contents. The demolition included 14 residential tents, 7 tents and 5 barracks for cattle; the destroyed structures belonged to 11 families (85 civilians, including 45 children) who were rendered homeless. IOF told the affected area’s residents to accompany them to be transferred to Ein Shibley area, west of Al-Hamra checkpoint in the central Jordan valleys; however, they refused to leave the area. IOF threatened the residents that they would return the following day and expel them from Hemsa al-Foqa. It should be noted that on 03 November 2020, IOF conducted a wide-scale demolition campaign in the same area, that included the demolition of 70 homes and facilities and displacing 60 Palestinians (mostly children).

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights condemns the Israeli demolitions and confiscation of Palestinian properties and warns against the threat of the continued Israeli attempts to displace Palestinians and oust them from their lands by destroying their houses and confiscating/demolishing their properties. This is an Israeli systematic policy to impose a fait accompli to enforce its control and sovereignty on parts of the West Bank.

PCHR recalls that Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949 prohibits “Individual or mass forcible transfers, as well as deportations of protected persons ..” unless “the security of the population or imperative military reasons so demand.” Additionally, Article 7.1.d of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court stipulates that “Deportation or forcible transfer of population when committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population is a crime against humanity.” Also, Article 6, 7, and 8 of the Rome Statute assert that “Deportation or forcible transfer of population” is a war crime.

PCHR calls upon the international community and United Nations bodies to uphold their legal and moral duties, and to urgently intervene to stop the Israeli occupation’s crime against Palestinians and to guarantee their protection.

Israeli Occupation Soldiers Injure Three Palestinians, Abduct Another, Near Jenin

 MEMC, FEB 2, 2021

Israeli occupation soldiers injured, Monday, three Palestinians, and abducted one, in Jenin governorate, in northern West Bank.

Medical sources have confirmed that the soldiers shot, on Monday evening, a young man, from Sielet al-Harithiya town, northwest of Jenin, while he was walking near the Annexation Wall near Barta’a town, southwest of Jenin.

They added that the young man was shot with a live round in the leg, before he was rushed to a local hospital.

On Monday evening, the soldiers abducted Anas Jamal Khatib, 27, from Barta’a, after stopping him at a military roadblock at the entrance of his town, while he was heading back home.

On Monday morning, the soldiers shot two young men from Arraba and Aneen towns, southwest and west of Jenin, also while walking near the Annexation Wall near Barta’a town.

In related news, the soldiers abducted three young Palestinian men in the at-Tour town, in occupied East Jerusalem, in the West Bank, and one in Tulkarem, in northern West Bank.

Israeli Occupation Army Injures Several Palestinians In Hebron

MEMC,  FEB 1, 2021

Israeli occupation soldiers invaded, on Sunday evening, Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and caused many residents to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

Media sources in Beit Ummar said several army jeeps invaded ‘Aseeda area in the town, and attacked Palestinian youngsters, who protested the invasion.

They added that the soldiers fired many concussion grenades and gas bombs at the protesters and surrounding homes, causing many Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

It is worth mentioning that the soldiers abducted, Sunday, six Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported.

The soldiers also invaded a school and two clubs, in Silwan town, in occupied Jerusalem, summoned for interrogation the directors of the two clubs and the principal of the school.


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