Defense Ministry internal report: Land at village slated for demolition privately owned by Palestinians
Civil Administration report obtained by Haaretz cites Ottoman deed, may halt planned demolitions in West Bank village of Sussia.
BEERSHEBA (Ma’an) — Bulldozers under the armed guard of Israeli forces demolished two homes in the Bedouin villages of Hura and Khashem Zanna in the Negev on Wednesday, local sources said.The Israeli Land Authority did not immediately respond for comment.
Israeli Occupation Forces Shoot, Murder 21 Year Old Palestinian Muhammad Ahmad Alawneh Near Jenin
Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian man during clashes that broke out following an Israeli raid into the town of Birqin west of Jenin in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday morning.Muhammad Ahmad Alawneh, 21, was shot with a live bullet in his chest.
Israeli Occupation Delivers 5 Demolition Orders For Palestinian Homes In Qalqiliya
The Israeli Civil Administration on Wednesday delivered five home demolition orders to the town of Jit in eastern Qaliqliya claiming the buildings were built without the necessary permission
Israeli Occupation Razes Palestinian Land in Hebron, Orders Soccer Field Construction In Bethlehem to Stop
Israeli forces Wednesday bulldozed around 20-dunums of Palestinian-owned agricultural land in the town of Beit Ola to the northwest of Hebron, and ordered ending the construction of a soccer field to the west of Bethlehem.
Israeli Occupation Forces Destroy 450 Palestinian Olive trees And Roman-Era Well
Israeli forces on Wednesday destroyed 450 olive trees, leveled land, and demolished a Roman-era water well in the village of Beit Ula in northwestern Hebron, after claiming the Palestinian land belonged to Israel, locals said.
QALQILIYA (Ma’an) — The Israeli Civil Administration on Wednesday delivered five home demolition orders to the town of Jit in eastern Qaliqliya claiming the buildings were built without the necessary permission.Locals said that Israeli forces accompanied the Civil Administration officers into the town to deliver the notices.Four of the five houses were identified as belonging to Majdi Lutfi Yamin, Iyad Hamdan Sakhen, Muhammad Ahmad Yamin and Malik Maher Yamin.According to the Applied Research Institute of Jerusalem, Jit has been subjected to “numerous Israeli confiscations” for the construction of Israeli settlements and the Israeli separation wall, both considered illegal under international law.Just 14 percent of the village of Jit is classified as Area B, while the remaining 86 percent is Area C, where building permits must be approved by the Israeli Civil Administration for construction to take place, under the 1993 Oslo Accords.As a result of rarely-approved permits, Palestinian residents are often forced to build structures without permits, which are liable to be torn down later by Israeli forces.Since the Oslo Accords were signed, Israel has issued more than 14,600 demolition orders, according to Israeli planning rights watchdog Bimkom.Bimkom architect Alon Cohen Lifschitz estimates there are an average of two structures per order, meaning that over the past two decades, Israel has issued demolition notices for nearly 30,000 Palestinian-owned structures.Since 1996, Israel has granted only a few hundred building permits for Palestinian structures. From 2000-2014, only 206 building permits were issued, Bimkom adds.
Israeli Occupation Fighter Jets Hit Target In Gaza
Israeli fighter jets attacked a target in the Gaza Strip early Thursday morning after a missile fired from the strip hit an open area near the town of Ashkelon in the western Negev, an Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an. No injuries or damages were reported in Israel and have yet to be confirmed in the Gaza Strip.
Palestinian Government Condemns Israeli Occupation Prison Policies
In light of the upcoming Muslim holiday, Eid al Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan, the Palestinian Authority’s Committee for Prisoners’ Affairs condemned Israel’s policies and practices in regards to Palestinian prisoners.
Ethnic Cleansing: Israeli Occupation Orders Palestinian Village To Be Demolished After Ramadan
Israeli authorities ordered the demolition of homes in a village south of Hebron to be carried out after Ramadan, Israeli watchdogs said on Wednesday.Rabbis for Human Rights and B’Tselem said in a statement that pressure from Israeli settlers had led to the decision to carry out demolition orders in the village of Khirbet Susiya after Ramadan, although a high court hearing regarding the case is currently scheduled for August 3.
Daily Arrests Continue: Israeli Occupation Forces Detain Three Palestinians From West Bank Districts
Israeli forces early Thursday detained three Palestinians, including a minor, from multiple West Bank districts, said security sources.
HEBRON (Ma’an) — Israeli authorities ordered the demolition of homes in a village south of Hebron to be carried out after Ramadan, Israeli watchdogs said on Wednesday.Rabbis for Human Rights and B’Tselem said in a statement that pressure from Israeli settlers had led to the decision to carry out demolition orders in the village of Khirbet Susiya after Ramadan, although a high court hearing regarding the case is currently scheduled for August 3.The Israeli Civil Administration, the Israeli army, and the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) office announced the demolition order to the villagers in a meeting on Sunday.Khirbet Susiya has been under imminent threat of demolition since May, when the Israeli High Court approved the demolition of the villagers’ homes and tents and possible relocation of the villages around 300 Bedouin residents.The court case has been ongoing since 2012, when residents of Khirbet Susiya applied for the Israeli Civil Administration to approve an outline plan for northern part of the village.Susiya villagers reportedly built homes in 1986 on agricultural land they owned, after being evicted by Israel from their previous dwellings on land declared as an archaeological site.Situated in Area C, an area covering 60 percent of the West Bank which is under full Israeli control, villagers of Khirbet Susiya must apply for construction permits from the Israeli Civil Administration.In practice only a handful of Palestinian applications for construction or expansion on existing structures are approved, with only six percent of Palestinian building permit requests granted by Israel between 2000 and 2012.Unable to get “legal” permission, Palestinians are faced with either leaving or building illegally.Since 1988 Israeli forces have issued more than double the amount of demolition orders to Palestinians in Area C than they have to illegal Israeli settlements in the area.Israeli settlers living illegally in the area according to international law already control over 300 hectares of Khirbet Susiya’s land, B’Tselem reports. Rabbis for Human Rights alleges that the newest threat is a form of coercion that aims to expel residents of the area already before the court hearing.The head of the Susiya village council Jihad al-Nawajaa said the residents have been asked to be evacuated on the pretext that the village lacks sufficient infrastructure for living. Meanwhile, the Israeli government provides the necessary services to the nearby Israeli settlement of Susiya.Last year Israel demolished 590 Palestinian-owned structures in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, displacing 1,177 people, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).The upcoming demolition of Khirbet Susiya comes while member of Israel’s right wing government are pushing a plan to forcibly relocate tens of thousands of Palestinian Bedouins.Approved without any consultation with the Bedouin community, the plan would evict nearly 40,000 Bedouins from their villages and force them to live in concentrated areas that critics called “reservations.”Israel currently refuses to recognize 35 Bedouin villages in the Negev, which collectively house nearly 90,000 people.
Egypt to open Rafah crossing with Gaza for 3 days starting on Saturday, Palestinian official says
Israeli Occupation Forces Murder Palestinian In Jenin Refugee Camp
Israeli forces shot dead a young Palestinian man in the Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank early Wednesday morning, Palestinian security sources say.
13-Year-Old Palestinian Detained By Israeli Occupation Forces In East Jerusalem
Israeli forces detained a 13-year-old Palestinian from his home in the al-Issawiya neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem overnight Tuesday, lawyer says.
Israeli Occupation Denied UN Human Rights Rapporteur Entry To Palestine
The Palestinian Foreign Ministry, in a press statement Tuesday, condemned Israel decision to deny the United Nations Rapporteur on human rights, Makarim Wibisono, entry into the occupied Palestinian Territories (oPT).
Israeli Occupation Tanks And Bulldozers Infiltrate Gaza And Raze Land In The South
Israeli military vehicles this morning entered into civilians’ agricultural lands in the village of al-Qurara north-east of Khan Yunis city in the south of Gaza. Sources reported shots fired.
Israeli Occupation Demolishes Tent In Hebron, Razes Palestinian Farm In Jerusalem
The Israeli authorities Wednesday demolished a Palestinian-owned residential tent near the town of Yatta, south of Hebron, and razed a farm in Jerusalem’s neighborhood of Issawiya, according to local sources.
JERUSALEM, June 10, 2015 (WAFA) – The Israeli authorities Wednesday demolished a Palestinian-owned residential tent near the town of Yatta, south of Hebron, and razed a farm in Jerusalem’s neighborhood of Issawiya, according to local sources.
Coordinator of the Anti-Settlement Committee in Hebron, Rateb Jabour, told WAFA an Israeli army force accompanied by heavy machinery broke into the area and demolished a tent owned by local Bedouins under alleged security pretences.
Meanwhile, the Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem razed a Palestinian-owned farm and uprooted some 150 almond, peach, palm and pomegranate trees in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya.
Owner of the land, Adnan Darwish, said he has authentic documents issued by an Israeli court proving his ownership of the land. He said the razing by the municipality violates even the Israeli law.
Hani al-Issawi, a local anti-settlement activist, said the razing of the land comes as part of the Israeli E1 plan, which aims to link illegal Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem with the adjacent settlements in the West Bank, mainly the illegal settlement of Ma’ale Adomim, just east of Jerusalem.
Settlement activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and the Golan Heights, both occupied since 1967, are considered illegal in international law.
The settler population in the West Bank is estimated at 531,000: in late 2012 the population of the West Bank settlements was 341,400; in late 2011 there were 190,423 individuals living in Israeli neighborhoods in East Jerusalem.
B’Tselem the Israeli human rights group said, “The settlements have been allocated vast areas, far exceeding their built-up sections. These areas have been declared closed military zones by military orders and are off limits to Palestinians, except by special permit. In contrast, Israeli citizens, Jews from anywhere in the world and tourists may all freely enter these areas.”