West Bank

Israeli army to raze Palestinian house in Beit Ummar town

The Israeli occupation army’s civil administration on Saturday notified a Palestinian citizen of its intent to demolish his home in Beit Ummar town, north of al-Khalil in the West Bank. Local activist Mohamed Awad said that Mohamed al-Alami received a military demolition order against his one-story house, which is located in Wadi al-Sheikh area near the main entrance to Beit …

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Jewish settlers torch hundreds of olive trees in southern Nablus

Jewish settlers on Wednesday evening set fire to olive groves in Burin village, south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank. Local official Ghassan Daghlas said that settlers from the illegal settlement of Yitzhar set hundreds of olive trees ablaze in the northern area of Burin village. Daghlas added that the Israeli occupation forces prevented Palestinian firefighters from going to …

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PA to hold elections if no reconciliation with Hamas

Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said on Thursday that the PA will hold a general election if it fails to reach a reconciliation deal with Hamas. During a celebration for the Palestinian Red Crescent, Shtayyeh said that “if there is no agreement with Hamas, we would turn to the people to have their say. We are ready for …

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Israeli plain-clothes soldiers kidnap W. Bank teen

Israeli undercover soldiers on Thursday kidnapped a Palestinian teenager from Hares town, north of Salfit city in the occupied West Bank. According to local sources, a special military force infiltrated into Hares town and kidnaped 17-year-old Abdullah Shamlawi. Shamlawi was kidnaped as he was heading for his workplace in Barkan Industrial Park (illegal settlement).

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Israel army vehicle runs over Palestinian teens south of Jenin

Two Palestinian teenagers suffered injuries on Monday evening after an Israeli military vehicle ran them over in Qabatiya town, south of Jenin. According to local sources, Israeli soldiers detained the teenagers for a while after running them over. The victims were identified as 16-year-old Ahmed Saba’neh and 18-year-old Mohamed Saba’neh.

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Israel detains 15 Palestinians in West Bank

Israeli forces detained 15 Palestinians in overnight raids carried out across the occupied West Bank, according to the Israeli military. In a Wednesday statement, the army said the individuals had been arrested for “suspected involvement in popular terror activities”. It, however, did not elaborate on the nature of these alleged “activities”.The Israeli army carries out frequent arrest campaigns across the …

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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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Palestinians protest US-led Bahrain conference

Anadolu – Palestinians staged several rallies across West Bank on Tuesday in protest of a U.S.-led conference in Bahrain. The two-day event will open in the Bahraini capital, Manama, on Tuesday during which U.S. officials are expected to unveil the economic portion of their back-channel Middle East peace plan known as “deal of the century”. Demonstrators gathered in Hebron [Al-Khalil] …

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Israeli forces confiscate residential tent in Hebron

The Israeli occupation forces on Monday dismantled and seized a tent inhabited by a Palestinian family near Yatta town in al-Khalil. Anti-settlement activist Rateb Jabour said that the Israeli forces stormed al-Mafqara village and confiscated a tent inhabited by the Palestinian citizen Qasem Hamamda and his family. Jabour pointed out that the confiscation measure falls in line with a larger …

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Israeli forces demolish Palestinian facilities in Tulkarem-area village

Israeli bulldozers demolished an agricultural shed and a room under construction belonging to a Palestinian resident in Qafin village, north of Tulkarem, the occupied West Bank, said the land owner. Nezar Ajoli, the owner, said a number of Israeli military jeeps, accompanied by a bulldozer, surrounded his land, located to the west of the village of Qafin, and proceeded to …

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