Palestinian prisoner: I will continue my strike until I get my freedom
Young prisoner Meqdad Al Qawasmeh, who has been on hunger strike for 77 days, said he would continue until he was released despite the seriousness of my health situation.
On his patient bed at the Kaplan Hospital in Haifa, Qawasmeh emphasized his willingness to sacrifice until he returns to his family.
He did not wait for a decision from the Israeli occupation to freeze his administrative detention, but for a decision to end his unjust imprisonment.
Israeli court grants Jews limited right to offer silent prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque
In a unique decision, an Israeli occupation court on Wednesday recognized the limited right of Jews to pray at Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site in Islam.
The occupation judge said the presence of Jewish believers on the grounds of the al-Aqsa Mosque is not a criminal offense as long as their prayers remain silent. Israeli court grants Jews limited right to offer silent prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Israeli court allows settlers ‘silent prayer’ at Al-Aqsa Mosque
In an unprecedented decision, an Israeli judge ruled on Wednesday that silent prayer by Israeli settlers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem was not a “criminal act,” according to Israel’s Channel 7 news.
Jerusalem Magistrates’ Court Justice Bilha Yahalom said Israeli settlers’ prayers at the holy site could not be considered a “criminal act” if kept silent, as it would not violate police instructions.
This came in an appeal by Rabbi Aryeh Lippo against a police ban on his visits to the subject site.
The judge also ordered the police to shorten the ban and allow the rabbi to return to his prayers there.
Israeli troops attack Palestinian workers with tear gas canisters in Hebron
Israeli occupation forces attacked Palestinian workers Thursday morning by firing tear gas canisters directly at them as they made their way to work, at the Tarqumiya crossing in the city of Hebron in the occupied West Bank.
Local sources said several Palestinian workers had been suffocated by tear gas canisters fired directly at them by Israeli occupation forces at the Tarqumiya border crossing as they headed for their workplaces in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories earlier today.
The lack of employment in the occupied West Bank has forced some Palestinians to seek work in Israeli-occupied Palestine to earn a living.
Israeli authorities summon brothers of one of Gilboa’s six escapees for questioning
Israeli occupation authorities on Wednesday summoned the brothers of re-arrested Palestinian prisoner Mohammad Arda, one of Gilboa’s six escapees who managed to free himself from a high-security Israeli prison last month, for questioning.
Arda’s brothers, Shadad and Radad, said the occupation authorities had called them in for questioning yesterday.
Occupation authorities summoned Arda’s brothers to appear at the Salem detention center on Thursday evening.
This detention center can accommodate up to 40 inmates and is located on the northern tip of the West Bank, near the village of Salem (northwest of Jenin). The site also includes a military court.
Testimonials from new detainees about Israeli torture revealed
The Commission for Detainees and Former Detainees has released new testimonies from three detainees who said they were tortured when arrested.
In a statement on Wednesday, the commission said Israeli authorities use various forms of torture against Palestinians once they arrest them.
According to the testimonies, Israeli soldiers surround the homes of the targets, break doors and brutally break into the houses. They also commit vandalism before arresting Palestinians.
There will be no Palestinian state, Israeli interior minister tells Emirati newspaper
Israel’s interior minister told an Emirati newspaper that there will be no Palestinian state for the foreseeable future, during her visit to the UAE.
Ayelet Shaked told The National that the Israeli government had agreed not to address issues that could cause rifts, including a Palestinian state.
“The Israeli government will not deliberate on the establishment of a Palestinian state under the current government of Bennett or Lapid when he takes office under the rotation agreement,” she told UAE-based outlet The National.
“There is a consensus among the parties not to get involved in the matter, which could cause an internal rift.”
Israeli soldiers kidnap nine Palestinians in West Bank
Israeli soldiers abducted nine Palestinians at dawn on Thursday, including a father and his son, from various parts of the occupied West Bank, including the occupied capital Jerusalem.
Media sources in Bethlehem said the soldiers raided and searched many homes in the al-‘Azza and ‘Aida refugee camps before kidnapping three Palestinians, identified as Mahmoud Abu Tarboush and his son Mohammad, in addition to Adham Abu Srour.
In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers and police officers invaded the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and kidnapped Mohammad Abu al-Hummus, a member of the Follow-up Committee in the city of al-‘Issawiya.
Soldiers wound and kidnap a Palestinian near Nablus
Israeli soldiers injured and kidnapped a Palestinian on Thursday after the army attacked many residents defending their land as military bulldozers uprooted them near Nablus, in the north of the West Bank.
Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who oversees Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in the northern West Bank, said the soldiers, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded the country in the Wad Yasouf area between the towns of as-Sawiya and al-Lubban. ash-Sharqiya and started uprooting them.
Daghlas added that the soldiers attacked a Palestinian, identified as Nael Oweisa, wounding him in the head, before kidnapping him.
(Sources: Days of Palestine, Quds News Network, IMEMC)
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