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Jerusalem

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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Palestinians urges Moldova to cancel decision to move embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has condemned Moldova’s decision to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem, urging officials in the Eastern European country to rescind their plan. The 57-member organization, in a statement released on Thursday, called on the government of Moldova to ‘reverse this decision and respect its legal and political obligations under …

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Israeli police detain director, staff of restoration department in Jerusalem’s Islamic Waqf – VIDEO

Israeli occupation forces detained today the head of the restoration and reconstruction department of the Islamic Waqf, which is in charge of Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in Jerusalem’s Old City, according to Waqf officials. They said IOF detained Bassam Hallaq, head of the department, Taha Oweidah, an engineer, and Mohammad Hidra, a staff, from inside Al-Aqsa compound. No reason was given …

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Israel launches demolition campaign near Qalandiya camp

Israeli bulldozers on Wednesday morning embarked on carrying out large-scale demolitions in the vicinity of the military checkpoint near Qalandiya refugee camp, north of Occupied Jerusalem. According to local sources, Israeli soldiers spread in the area as bulldozers from the municipality started to demolish a building and commercial structures. The municipal crew also removed shop and advertising signs. The demolitions …

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Israel builds fence, begins digging at Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate

The Israeli occupation authorities began to erect a barbed wire and metal fence around the vicinity of the Damascus Gate and Sultan Suleiman Street in occupied East Jerusalem. According to eyewitnesses, Israeli occupation forces placed the fence around the perimeter of the stairs leading to the ancient doorway. A small bulldozer was also seen digging in the area. According to …

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