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Five Palestinians rounded up by Israel in West Bank raids, one in Jerusalem

The Israeli army detained five Palestinians in overnight end early morning raids in the West Bank and another in Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) said today. Two of the detainees were from the Nablus district, including one who had served 10 years behind Israeli bars for resisting the occupation. Two others were from the Jericho area and one form …

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Israeli police storm Aqsa, force Muslims on retreat to leave

The Israeli occupation police on Tuesday night forcibly removed Muslim worshipers on retreat inside the Aqsa Mosque and arrested some of them. According to local sources, Israeli police forces stormed the Aqsa Mosque’s courtyards following the Isha and Tarawih prayers and forced worshipers on retreat inside al-Qibli prayer building to leave at gunpoint. “Immediately after they stormed al-Qibli Mosque, the …

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Child among 3 Palestinians arrested by Israeli forces in Jerusalem

The Israeli police forces on Sunday evening arrested three Palestinians, including a child, in Occupied Jerusalem. Wadi Hilweh Information Center said that the Israeli forces arrested Yazan Farroukh, 16, in Louza neighborhood in Silwan. The Israeli forces broke into Farroukh’s family home, wreaked havoc on it, seized the family’s mobile phones, and kidnapped him. Meanwhile, the Israeli police stormed the …

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Israel demolished 5,000 Palestinian homes in Jerusalem since 1967

Israel has demolished 5,000 Palestinian homes in Jerusalem since the occupation of the city in 1967. According to a report by the Land Research Center, the number of buildings destroyed between 2000 and 2017 rose to 1,700. Al-Quds International Foundation said that Israel demolishes Palestinian homes in Occupied Jerusalem under the pretext that they are unlicensed. Al-Quds Foundation said in …

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Israeli police assault dozens of worshipers out of Aqsa

The Israeli police stormed al-Aqsa Mosque in Occupied Jerusalem after midnight on Sunday and forced Muslim worshipers out. Local sources said that heavily armed Israeli police forces stormed the compound shortly after the end of the Muslim Tarawih prayers and forced dozens of worshipers who remained in al-Aqsa out of the site. A few days ago, dozens of Jewish settlers …

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Israeli municipality launches demolition campaign in J’lem

The Israeli municipality in Occupied Jerusalem on Wednesday delivered over 20 demolition notices issued against buildings and structures in Issawiya district and Shu’fat refugee camp. According to local sources, municipal employees escorted by police forces took photos of different buildings and streets and took their measurements before handing Palestinian citizens summonses from the municipality. The popular committee that provides Shu’fat …

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Israeli police attacking Muslim worshippers in Jerusalem

Israeli occupation police attacking Palestinian Muslim worshipers in Jerusalem’s Old City following the night prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque was highlighted on the front page of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies today. They said police attacked the worshipers as they were leaving the Mosque at Lions’ Gate and at Damascus Gate and arrested three, according to al-Ayyam.

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Sexual harassment cases within Israel Police rise in 2018

Complaints against sexual harassment inside the Israeli police force increased 20 per cent in 2018, Israeli public broadcaster Kan revealed yesterday. According to the reports, 110 complaints were filed to the investigation department in Israel Police compared to 89 complaints in 2017 and 65 in 2016. Investigations into half of the complaints recommended officers be disciplined while in other cases no crimes …

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Injuries as Israeli bulldozers demolish Palestinian houses in Jerusalem

A number of Palestinians were injured today as they tried to stop Israeli bulldozers from demolishing two Palestinian-owned houses in Silwan, as East Jerusalem neighborhood, said Wadi Hilweh Information Center. Israeli forces cordoned off the area as bulldozers of the Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem proceeded to demolish the houses reportedly built without a permit. In the process, residents confronted …

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Israeli forces arrest eight Palestinians in West Bank, Jerusalem

At least eight Palestinians were arrested by Israeli occupation forces last night during raids in occupied Jerusalem as well as the West Bank districts of Hebron and Jenin, according to local sources. In occupied Jerusalem, Israeli police raided the neighborhood of al-Issawiya and arrested four Palestinians. Meanwhile, Israeli army forces detained three Palestinians from Al-Arroub refugee camp, to the north …

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