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5 homeless as Israel demolishes Palestinian home, seizes water pumps

Israeli forces seized three water pumps yesterday from the town of Beit Ummar, a village north of Hebron in the southern occupied West Bank, reported Wafa news agency. Activist Mohammad Awad, told Wafa that Israeli forces, accompanied by intelligence officers, raided an area to the north of the Beit Ummar town, and seized three water pumps owned by local resident Nabil Breigheth, which he …

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Israeli bulldozers raze large tracts of land in West Bank

Israeli bulldozers today razed large tracts of Palestinian-owned land in Iskaka and Yasuf villages, located to the east of the West Bank city of Salfit, according to a local source. Head of Iskaka Village Council Fawzi Lami said that Israeli forces escorted bulldozers to the eastern area of the village, known as Khallet Ghanayem, where the heavy machines leveled the …

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Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem displaced following Israeli-ordered demolitions

Three Palestinian brothers and their families found themselves today homeless after the Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem demolished their three-apartment building in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan under the pretext of construction without permit. At the same time, two other Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem were forced to tear down their homes on their own at orders from the …

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Palestine’s rate of new infections increased 15,000% since March

The Latest: 17,948 Palestinian testing positive for COVID-19; 13,644 in the West Bank; 78 in Gaza97 deaths from Palestinians with COVID-19 related causes; 9 new fatalities in the last week367 average daily new infections among Palestinians since Aug. 1Israel’s new coronavirus czar takes office, moves contact tracing to IDF 80,991 Israelis testing positive for COVID-19; 581 deaths      This last …

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Palestinian MP condemns Israel’s theft of part of Al-Ibrahimi Mosque

Chairman of Jerusalem’s Committee in the Palestinian Legislative Council, MP Ahmed Abu Halabiyeh, yesterday condemned Israel’s expropriation of part of Al-Ibrahimi Mosque, Quds Press reported. “Stripping [Palestinian Authority]’s municipality of Hebron from its supervision over Al-Ibrahimi Mosque and handing it over to the Settlement Planning Council is a new crime of judaisation,” the MP said in a statement. He stated that this …

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Israeli forces demolish brick house, water well in north of West Bank

Israeli forces demolished today a residential house made of bricks and a water well in the village of Faraseen, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, said a local official. Head of Faraseen village council, Mahmoud Amarneh, said that Israeli forces demolished a 250 cubic meter water well and a 70-square-meter brick house displacing local resident Fayez Amarneh …

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Israeli occupation forces detain three ex-detainees near Jenin

Israeli occupation forces last night detained three Palestinian ex-detainees in Israeli jails after raiding their homes in the village of Faqqu’a, northeast of Jenin city in the occupied West Bank, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS). Israeli soldiers reportedly raided and searched the homes of Sayyaf Massad, Milad Massad, and Mohammad Arram, before dragging them out of their homes in …

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Israeli occupation forces raze Palestinian structure in in West Bank

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Thursday demolished a residential room and bulldozed swaths of land in Hebron, West Bank Local official Rateb al-Jabour said that the IOF knocked down a residential room in Wadi Jahish area, east of Yatta, belonging to a citizen called Hisham Khalil. Jabour added that the IOF also bulldozed agricultural swaths of land belonging to …

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The Israeli occupation authority threatens to raze homes in Jerusalem and Ramallah

The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) on Wednesday delivered new demolition ultimatums against Palestinian homes in Jerusalem and Ramallah as part of an escalating campaign aimed at displacing the Palestinians. According to local sources in Jerusalem, a crew from the Israeli municipality escorted by police forces stormed al-Sall’ah neighborhood in Jabel Mukaber district and handed Nihad Shiqirat a demolition notice against …

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Israeli occupation forces detain 23 Palestinians from West Bank

Israeli occupation forces detained today 23 Palestinians from various parts of the West Bank, said the Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS). It said in a press release that the forces conducted multiple raids across Ramallah and al-Bireh district, resulting in the detention of seven Palestinians. Two of the seven detainees were identified as residents of Beit Liqya town, southwest of Ramallah …

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