Hamas: We will not be silent about Israel’s continued violations
The Hamas movement said Monday it would not stand idly by as the Israeli occupation state persists in its aggression, Judaization and settlement expansion in the Palestinian land.
In a statement released on the 13th anniversary of the battle of al-Furqan (2008-2009 war against Gaza), Hamas confirmed that the Palestinian resistance would continue to build its strength and conduct military maneuvers, and urged the occupying state on to the lesson long after the Battle of the Sword of Jerusalem.
Israeli order to demolish Sour Baher sports club
An Israeli court on Monday decided to demolish the Sour Baher sports club in southeast occupied Jerusalem on the pretext of building without a permit.
The club’s head, Ashraf Amireh, said: “The Israeli authorities have given us a demolition order for the fourth time in less than a year.”
“The Israeli Municipality of Jerusalem has failed on several occasions to seize the club and the plot of land on which it is built,” he added.
Israeli authorities fine printer that refused to print material for settlement organization
An Israeli court has fined a Palestinian printer in the 1948 occupied town of Umm Al Fahm after it refused to print materials for a settlement organization promoting raids on the Al Aqsa Mosque.
According to the lawsuit, a settler emailed the printery asking what the cost of printing flyers without disclosing their contents. The email was signed with the settler’s name along with the slogan “for the redemption of the temple mount”. The email also had the phrase “return to the Temple Mount”.
Army demolishes Palestinian-owned house near Hebron
Israeli forces on Tuesday destroyed a home of Palestinians in the Al-Sindas area, south of Hebron, in the south-occupied West Bank, local sources reported.
Eyewitnesses told the Palestinian News & Information Agency (WAFA) correspondent that a large force accompanied a bulldozer into the area and knocked down a two-storey house measuring 150 square meters.
Israeli authorities demolish Palestinian homes in Jerusalem, leaving 16 people on the run
Israeli authorities demolished a Palestinian-owned residential building in the al-‘Issawiya neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem on Monday, under the protection of Israeli police.
A correspondent from the Palestinian News & Information Agency (WAFA) said members of the West Jerusalem Municipality, under the protection of occupation police, closed off the area to prevent Palestinian residents from entering.
Israel demolishes Palestinian house in Jerusalem, displaces 23 people
Israeli occupation authorities on Tuesday demolished a three-storey house owned by Palestinians in the Al Isawiyyeh neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, displacing 23 people, local news agencies reported.
The owner of the house, Nidal Yassin Mustafa, said municipal personnel protected by the Israeli occupation police are encircling the area where the building stands and have demolished the building on the pretext that it was built without a permit.
Nidal Mustafa said 23 people had lived in this house, noting that all of them have become homeless because they were left on the street.
Israeli forces demolish 40 residential and farm structures near Tubas
Israeli forces destroyed 40 Palestinian-owned buildings on Tuesday afternoon in the village of Khirbet Ibziq, northeast of Tubas in the northeastern occupied West Bank, a local official said.
Abdel-Majid Khdeirat, the head of the village council in Ibziq, told the Palestinian News and Information Agency (WAFA) that a major military force has invaded the village and prevented anyone from entering or leaving the area by making it a “closed military zone.” ‘ explain.
Army detains 15 Palestinians, including former West Bank prisoners
Israeli soldiers stormed several areas of the occupied West Bank Monday night and dawn on Tuesday, detaining at least 15 Palestinian civilians, including former prisoners, and injuring several others protesting the invasions, Quds Press reported.
Israeli forces detained Jaber Odeh, from the town of Kafr Thulth, south of the city of Qalqilya in the northern West Bank, and Shadi Mahmoud Jarrar, from the village of Kafr Laqif, east of the city, as he tried to pass a military roadblock on the Qalqilya-Nablus road.
Also in the northern West Bank, in the town of Sir, south of the town of Jenin, soldiers raided and looted a civilian house before arresting Mahmoud Hamdan Ali Irsheid, 60, and his son Nasrallah.
Army shoots, injures six Palestinians, one seriously, in Tubas
Israeli forces opened fire at dawn on Tuesday with live bullets, concussion grenades and tear gas grenades, shooting and wounding six young men with live ammunition, one of them seriously, in Tubas, according to local sources.
Early in the morning, soldiers stormed the town of Tubas, in the northeastern occupied West Bank, provoking resistance from the local Palestinian youth, sources told the Palestinian News & Information Agency (WAFA).
A quarter of a million unemployed in Gaza
The economy of the Gaza Strip by the end of 2021, according to Maher al-Taba’a, director of the Gaza Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
With nearly a quarter of a million people out of work, the unemployment rate in the Gaza Strip has surpassed 50%.
According to the World Bank, the Gaza Strip has the world’s highest unemployment rate, with 78 percent of young people and graduates aged 20 to 29 with a Gaza Strip diploma, high school diploma or bachelor’s degree unemployed.
(Sources: Days of Palestine, Quds News Network. IMEMC, MEMO, The Gaza Post)
Henny A.J. Kreeft
Independent Citizen Journalism
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