Call to crowd after Israeli decision to allow settler prayers in Al-Aqsa Mosque
Palestinians have called for masses to come to the Al-Aqsa Mosque to confront the settlers following an Israeli court decision allowing Jewish settlers to offer “silent prayers” at the holy mosque.
An Israeli court ruled on Wednesday that settlers’ prayers were allowed in the holy mosque. Jerusalem Court Justice Bilha Yahalom said Jewish prayer in the Muslim holy site cannot be considered a “criminal act” if kept silent, as it would not violate police instructions.
The ruling came after Rabbi Aryeh Lippo brought forward a case challenging a police ban on his visits and prayers at the compound.
Army wounds several Palestinians near Jerusalem
Israeli soldiers injured many Palestinians on Friday during a protest in the West Bank town of Biddu, northwest of occupied Jerusalem.
Local sources said the military invaded the al-Karm area in the city, sparking protests before the soldiers fired several rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades.
They added that many Palestinians suffered the effects of inhaling tear gas and received necessary treatment.
Including four children, Israeli soldiers kidnap five Palestinians in Al-Aqsa
Israeli soldiers abducted four Palestinian children and a young man on Friday from the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the old city in occupied Jerusalem.
Local sources said the soldiers kidnapped four children, identified as Mohammad Ala’ Obeid, Esmat Obeid, Ahmad Hamza and Montaser Sabta, near the Dome of the Rock in the Al-Aqsa compound.
Israeli settlers injure one Palestinian, soldiers kidnap another
Israeli settlers, illegally settled on Palestinian lands, attacked several Palestinians on Friday, injuring one before the soldiers kidnapped a shepherd and took him to a nearby military base.
Local sources said more than 20 settlers attacked Palestinian herders on grazing land in the Zannouta area in the town of Ath-Thaheriya, south of Hebron.
Soldiers kidnap two Palestinian brothers near Jenin
Israeli soldiers kidnapped two Palestinian brothers at dawn on Friday from their home in the town of Qabatia, south of the northern city of Jenin in the West Bank.
Media sources said several army jeeps raided the city before the soldiers stormed and ransacked houses.
They added that the soldiers kidnapped Nimir Talal Zakarna and his brother Mohammad before taking them to a nearby military base.
Israeli soldiers kidnap a Palestinian near Jenin
Israeli soldiers abducted a young Palestinian man near Jenin, in the north of the West Bank, on Thursday evening.
Montaser Sammour, the head of the Jenin office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), said the kidnapped young man is a former political prisoner identified as Ahmad Bassam Kamil.
Israel renews administrative detention of Palestinian teenager for second time
On Thursday, Israeli authorities for the second time extended the arbitrary administrative detention order against a Palestinian teenager.
The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the teenager, Mohammad Ghassan Ahmad Mansour, 17, was given a second order of administrative detention for four months, without charge or trial.
It added that the teen would be released on Friday, October 8, 2021, but was smitten with the new warrant.
Mohammad, from Jenin in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, is being held in Israel’s Megiddo prison.
60% of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon now unemployed, activist says
The economic crisis in Lebanon and the accompanying humanitarian developments in addition to the COVID-19 crisis have had a negative impact on the lives of Palestinian refugees in the country, said a member of the Palestinian Movement in the Nahr Al-Bared camp said.
In an interview with APA news agency, Wissam Muhammad said that all of Lebanon — including the Palestinian refugee camps — has witnessed a sharp rise in the prices of basic goods, in addition to the high prices of medicines and transportation. Palestinian refugees cannot meet their needs with salaries as high as 50,000 lira ($32) or slightly more per day.
Israeli settlers attack injured Palestinian child in ambulance
Settlers in the occupied West Bank on Thursday attempted to hurt a three-year-old Palestinian boy who was transported to hospital in an ambulance, according to an Israeli occupation investigation.
The incident took place in the village of Khirbat Al-Mufqara in the West Bank.
Three masked settlers threw rocks at the toddler as he sat on a stretcher next to his uncle, a relative of the boy said.
The settlers injured six people, including the three-year-old and his uncle.
The toddler was injured in the head after settlers pelted his house.
Jewish settlers attack Palestinian herders in al-Khalil
A group of Jewish settlers attacked Palestinian herders Friday morning and uprooted dozens of olive trees in two separate attacks in al-Khalil.
Local sources confirmed that at least one of the herders suffered several injuries and bruises when settlers violently attacked Palestinian herders in the Zanouta area, in the village of al-Dhahiriya in the south of the city.
The head of the village council, Fayez al-Tal, reported that the injured shepherd was immediately taken to hospital, while a second was detained by the soldiers.
(Sources: Quds News Network, IMEMC, MEMO, English Palinfo, The Gaza Post)
Henny A.J. Kreeft
Independent Citizen Journalism
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