Israeli occupation denies access to medical devices to Gaza Strip
Israeli occupation forces prevented access of medical devices to the Gaza Strip in light of the suffocating siege the Gaza Strip has endured since 2007, depriving Gaza patients of their right to treatment, the health ministry said.
In a statement, Gaza’s Ministry of Health (MOH) said the ministry met with representatives of human rights organizations to shed light on how to prevent the occupation from entering medical equipment and spare parts.
MOH official added that while the world faces the new variant “Omicron”, the Israeli occupation is preventing the access of several diagnostic and medical devices that help strengthen the health system in the enclave, which stands on the threshold of the fourth wave of COVID-19 new variant.
The ministry said most of the X-ray, CT and MRI diagnostic radiology machines in Gaza’s hospitals, which are vital in diagnosing patients with cancer and stroke, are not working properly.
Settlers destroy 50 dunums of Palestinian lands to expand settlement south of Nablus
Israeli settlers, accompanied by the Israeli army of occupation, on Monday bulldozed large swaths of Palestinian land near the “Yitzhar” settlement south of Nablus in the West Bank.
The director general of publication and documentation in the Colonization & Wall Resistance Commission, Qassem Awad, stated that about 50 dunums are located at the foot of the mountain on which “Yitzhar” is located.
Israeli settlers attack Palestinians in Ramallah
Israeli settlers Monday morning attacked Palestinian commuters heading to Ramallah in the north of the occupied West Bank city, under heavy protection from Israeli occupation forces.
Local sources said settlers stoned Palestinian vehicles near Beit El, the illegal Israeli settlement, causing damage and panic among commuters.
Israeli occupation forces kidnap 20 Palestinians in the West Bank and Jerusalem
Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) detained at least 20 Palestinians from various parts of the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem on Monday, according to local sources.
IOF arrested six Palestinians, including a 17-year-old teenager, after breaking into and searching their families’ homes in the town of Beit Fajjar, south of the city of Bethlehem in the south of the West Bank.
The soldiers also detained two others, one from the city of Bethlehem and the other from the city of al-Khader, south of the city.
In the Ramallah district, soldiers detained two Palestinians, including a former prisoner, from the Jalazone refugee camp, north of the city of Ramallah.
Army kidnaps four Palestinians in Ramallah and Jenin
Israeli soldiers abducted three Palestinians from their homes at dawn on Monday, near Ramallah, in the central part of the occupied West Bank, and one in Jenin, in the northern part.
Media sources in Ramallah said several army jeeps raided the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of the city, before abducting a former political prisoner identified as Awab Ahmad Mubarak, alongside Ala’ Saleh Abu Sharifa.
The sources added that the soldiers also invaded the al-Am’ari refugee camp, south of Ramallah, and kidnapped Mahmoud Abu ‘Aita from his home.
The soldiers also raided the village of Anza, southwest of the city of Jenin in the north of the West Bank, searched several homes and kidnapped a young man identified as Abdul-Rahman Mohannad Sadaqa.
Israeli forces demolish Palestinian-owned commercial structure in occupied Jerusalem
Israeli occupation forces demolished a Palestinian-owned commercial building in the occupied Al-Issawiya neighborhood of Jerusalem on Monday morning.
Earlier today, on orders from the Israeli municipality in the occupied city of Jerusalem, Israeli forces raided the al-Issawiya neighborhood and demolished a Palestinian car wash, on the pretext of building without a permit.
‘Israel’ puts 8 people on the street and forces Palestinian family to demolish house in Jerusalem itself
Israeli occupation authorities on Sunday forced an 8-member Palestinian family to demolish their own home in the Sur Baher neighborhood, southeast of occupied Jerusalem.
On the pretext of building without a permit, Abu Kaf’s Palestinian family was forced yesterday to demolish its home in the Sur Baher neighborhood on behalf of the Israeli municipality.
The family consists of 8 people and has lived in their house for 10 years.
Israeli forces brutally attack Palestinians and journalists in Al-Atrash, Bedouin village
Israeli occupation forces on Monday bulldozed large swaths of Palestinian land in the unrecognized village of Al-Atrash in the Negev desert, south of 1948-occupied Palestine, before attacking and detaining residents and journalists.
Earlier today, Israeli occupation forces stormed the village of Al-Atrash, home to more than 4,500 residents, and destroyed large tracts of Palestinian-owned land. They also demolished a tent used as a shelter by the Atrash family in the village of al-Ruwais.
However, the Israeli occupation soldiers brutally attacked and detained a Palestinian journalist as he reported on the bulldozers being carried out by the troops in the village of Al-Atrash.
(Sources: Days of Palestine, Quds News Network, IMEMC)
Henny A.J. Kreeft
Independent Citizen Journalism
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