Jerusalem

Six Homes, Including a Nine-Story Apartment Building, Demolished by Israeli Forces in Wadi al-Homs

Israeli forces invaded, Monday morning, the village of Wadi al-Homs, southeast of Jerusalem, and demolished five single-family homes and an apartment building nine stories high that was under construction. The village is located in the township of Sur Bahir, located southeast of Jerusalem in an area that Israel has slated for colonization in its E1 Jerusalem expansion plan. Israeli officials …

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Israel demolishes Palestinian homes near West Bank barrier

SUR BAHER, West Bank – Israeli forces began demolishing Palestinian homes near a military barrier on the outskirts of Jerusalem on Monday, in the face of protests and international criticism. Bulldozers accompanied by hundreds of Israeli police and soldiers moved into Sur Baher, a Palestinian village on the edge of East Jerusalem in an area that Israel captured and occupied …

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Jordan, Morocco affirm on ‘protecting Jerusalem’s holy sites’

Jordanian foreign minister, Ayman Safadi, and his Moroccan counterpart, Nasser Bourita, agreed on Saturday “to cooperate on protecting the holy sites of the occupied Palestinian city of Jerusalem.” “The kingdom has been exerting efforts to protect Jerusalem’s holy sites and to preserve its history,” Safadi said during his meeting with Bourita, which was held in the Jordanian capital of Amman. …

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Undercover police kidnap Palestinian in Old City of Jerusalem

Israeli plain-clothes police officers on Saturday kidnaped a Palestinian young man during his presence in Bab al-Amud area in the Old City of Occupied Jerusalem. Eyewitnesses reported that the undercover police subdued and brutally assaulted the young man before taking him to an unknown place. The identity of the young man is still unknown.

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Israel injures, arrests Palestinians after demolishing martyr memorial

Israeli occupation forces yesterday arrested two Palestinians and wounded five others in the Issawiya neighborhood located in occupied East Jerusalem, according to the Wadi Hilweh Information Centre. They also destroyed a monument Palestinian residents had built in memory of Mohammad Samir Obeid, a 20-year-old shot two weeks ago with live ammunition in the heart and chest by Israeli forces during peaceful protests. …

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Israel detains 2 Jerusalem children aged 7 and 11

Israel occupation forces briefly detained two Jerusalem children yesterday afternoon for questioning, according to the Wadi Hilweh Information Centre.  Seven-year-old Mohammed Shweiki and 11-year-old Mahmoud Shweiki were arrested in the East Jerusalem’s Silwan neighborhood and taken for investigation at the Salah Al-Din Street police station in Jerusalem. Child prisoners in Israel endure deplorable conditions and treatment, often being threatened with physical and …

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US envoys lend a hand as Israel digs down in east Jerusalem

US envoys wielded hammers on Sunday to break open a new tunnel at a Jewish heritage site in East Jerusalem, signalling Washington’s support for Israel’s hold over parts of the city that Palestinians seek for a future state, Reuters reports. Palestinians – who view the project and settlement activities in the Silwan district as moves by Israel to further cement control over …

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Israel killed 84 Palestinians since start of 2019

Israeli occupation forces killed 84 Palestinians during the first half of 2019, including eight women and 19 children, Quds Press reported the Foundation for the Care of the Families of Martyrs saying yesterday. According to the organization, 59 martyrs were killed in Gaza and 25 were killed in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem. Those targeted included two unborn children; Abdullah Abu Arar …

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VIDEO : A Jerusalem neighborhood in distress with dozens wounded and detained

  For two weeks now, Israeli security forces have been waging a mini-war against Issawiyeh neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem, according to local residents, that culminated in the shooting death of young resident, injury of more than 80 people in just two days of clashes and the detention last night and today of at least 19 people. Residents said most …

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Israel minister’s draft bill: 3 years jailtime for supporting PA activity in Jerusalem

Israel’s Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan has “proposed a new bill that would impose a maximum sentence of up to three years in prison for those who sponsor, finance, support or organise activities for the Palestinian Authority (PA)” in occupied East Jerusalem, reported Asharq Al-Awsat. Currently, Israeli law “prohibits organisation of activities in favour of the PA in Jerusalem, but does …

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