JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Israeli authorities have delivered orders to the village of Beit Iksa north of Jerusalem ordering the confiscation of 12,852 dunums (3,176 acres) of Palestinian land, locals said on Saturday.
Locals told Ma’an that soldiers deployed at the military checkpoint at the entrance to the village delivered confiscation orders signed by the Israeli military commander in the West Bank Nitzan Alon that gave them until Dec. 31, 2017 to remain on their land.
Villagers said that soldiers informed them that an official from the Israeli military liaison would arrive on Monday to specify which lands that would be confiscated, adding that the lands confiscated would be used for “military purposes.” Continue reading Usurping Jewish entity to confiscate 3,200 acres of Palestinian land near Jerusalem
Police shot dead a young Palestinian with Israeli citizenship during an attempted arrest Saturday, threatening to inflame Palestinian anger as the top EU diplomat pushed for progress on the political front.
The dawn killing in Kfar Kana in northern Occupied Palestine comes against a backdrop of soaring Israeli-Palestinian tensions in annexed East Jerusalem where there have been near-daily clashes. Continue reading Israeli forces kill Palestinian with Israeli citizenship resisting cousin’s arrest
(EDITOR’S NOTE: While “travesty of justice”, as well as “moral outrage” and “inexplicably shameful” are all appropriate phrases to be used in the wake of this putrescent ICC decision, it is in fact perfectly congruent with the way that the so-called “international community” and its various organs have dealt with the usurping Zionist regime since it came into existence via ethnic cleansing and genocide almost seven decades ago. Due to the overwhelming power that the organized Jewish community wields in the name of International Zionism, particularly its seemingly all-encompassing influence over Washington, Ottawa, London, Paris, Brussels and other Euro-Atlanticist strongholds, Western governments — and therefore, the global organizations that they chair and fund — are beholden to the hegemony of their Zionist financial overlords and out of sheer fear of losing their positions in the intersected worlds of business and politics, make sure that the Jewish gangster “state” stays out of harm’s way. It is time, after over 130 years of illegal Jewish colonization and 67 years of Jewish occupation in the Holy Land of Palestine, to unequivocally state that the liberal democratic paradigm, which is hegemonic and enshrines such concepts as “human rights” and “international law” into its socio-political foundation, is dead. It cannot secure justice for the Palestinian people — or their allies like those on the Freedom Flotilla — in any way, shape or form. It cannot punish Zionist war criminals. It cannot regain land and it sure as hell cannot stop Jewish colonialism from devouring village after village and threatening holy site after holy site. There is only one solution to the Zionist problem, and that is the Hizbullah-Algeria option. Hizbullah’s methodology not only deters Zionism, not only defeats it, but beats it up, and this is proven by the Lebanese Islamic Resistance’s successful three-decade history; the Algerian anti-colonial model, which collapsed a 132-year French colonial occupation, could work as well, undoubtedly. Anything and everything else is a sham… Let the liberals choke on that reality. ~ Jonathan Azaziah) Continue reading ICC: Israel’s killing of 9 Gaza flotilla protesters ‘not of sufficient gravity’ for war crimes probe
by Zeinab Hawi, Al-Akhbar English
It was rather normal for Al-Arabiya news channel to retract its story about the unprecedented closure of al-Aqsa Mosque on October 28. The channel may have thought that the terminology it used would go unnoticed. However, Al-Arabiya later deleted the story from its website after having caused an online backlash for echoing Zionist rhetoric.
In an act further promoting Zionist terminology, the Saudi news channel replaced al-Aqsa Mosque with the “the holy compound,” a term usually reserved for Zionists in their reference to the holy site. Continue reading Al-Arabiya echoes Zionist rhetoric in reporting about al-Aqsa
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — The Islamic Jihad movement called Thursday for a “day of rage” the following day in solidarity with Jerusalem and the A-Aqsa mosque.
An Islamic Jihad leader, Muhammad al-Harrazin, said in a statement that the movement’s agenda focuses on “mobilizing and recruiting” the public in support of Jerusalem. Continue reading Islamic Jihad calls for ‘day of rage’
An Israeli who was injured two days ago by a Palestinian operation died of injuries on Friday, raising the death toll to two.
“The person who was critically wounded in the hit-and-run attack in Jerusalem passed away this morning,” said a statement from Hadassa hospital in Ein Kerem.
A hospital spokeswoman could not confirm details of his age or identity but Israel’s army radio said he was a 17-year-old student at a Jewish seminary in the city. Continue reading Israeli Death Toll of Al-Quds Operation Rises to Two
Hezbollah praised the heroic operation carried out by the Palestinian Mujahid Ibrahim Akari in the occupied town of al-Quds on Wednesday.
In a statement released by the party’s Media Relations late on Wednesday, Hezbollah said: “This successful operation is a model for the popular and continuous resistance.” Continue reading Hizbullah Praises Heroic Operation in Al-Quds: Model of Continuous Resistance
Fresh clashes have erupted on Wednesday between Israeli forces and Palestinian worshippers after the Zionists entered the al-Aqsa Mosque in East al-Quds (Jerusalem) in the occupied West Bank.
At least 20 people were reportedly injured in the clashes when the Israeli forces fired plastic bullets and tear gas and threw grenades at the Palestinian worshippers in the al-Aqsa Mosque compound to disperse them. Continue reading Zionists Storm Al-Aqsa, Several Injuries among Worshipers
Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) detained at least 33 Palestinians within the past several hours in occupied East Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society said, as clashes renewed between forces and Palestinians protesting the al-Aqsa restrictions.
Clashes broke out earlier Monday between Palestinian youths and Israeli forces in several East Jerusalem neighborhoods.
Israeli forces raided al-Issawiya, Jabal al-Mukabir, Ras al-Amud, al-Tur and Shufat refugee camp and detained 18 young men, including minors. Continue reading Israeli forces detain 33 Palestinians in Jerusalem