Settlers’ crimes during April: martyrs, burning of homes and vehicles, and seizure of lands

Ramallah – Ma’an – Head of the Wall and Settlement Resistance Committee, Moayed Shaaban, said that the Israeli occupation forces and colonists carried out 1,242 attacks during the month of last April.

Shaaban explained in the commission’s monthly report on ‘violations of the occupation and measures of colonial expansion’ that the occupation forces carried out 895 attacks, while the colonists carried out 347 attacks, concentrated in the Nablus Governorate with 202 attacks, the Hebron Governorate with 188 attacks, and the Ramallah Governorate with 186 attacks.

5 martyrs and dozens of homes and vehicles burned as a result of colonialist attacks

The report indicated that the settlers’ attacks were concentrated in Nablus Governorate, with 118 attacks, 83 attacks in Ramallah Governorate, and 34 attacks in Hebron Governorate, which resulted in the martyrdom of five citizens.

He stated that last April witnessed a dangerous escalation in terrorist attacks by colonists under the protection of the Israeli occupation
forces, targeting safe people in 36 Palestinian towns and villages from north to south, resulting in the burning of 36 homes completely and 33 partially, and the burning of more than 57 vehicles partially and completely. In addition to massive destruction of citizens’ property and facilities.

Shaaban explained that the scale of the terrorist attack by the colonists indicates the extent of the powers granted to them by the official Israeli institution, and that the instructions that came out from within the occupation ‘cabinet’ for the colonists to carry out the attacks were issued in parallel with other instructions to the army to provide protection for them during their implementation, in another alignment of the occupying state. Behind the colonial terrorist militias, and a new challenge to all countries, organizations and international bodies, which condemned Israeli colonial terrorism and imposed sanctions on it.

Seizing 172 dunums and approving 7 colonial structural plans

The report indicated that the
occupation authorities seized about 172 dunums of citizens’ lands in the village of Arab Al-Ta’amra, east of Bethlehem Governorate, to expand the boundaries of the ‘Sidi Bar’ colony established on citizens’ lands in the Al-Uqban area in the town of Al-Ta’amra.

In the same context, the Wall and Settlement Resistance Commission explained that the occupation authorities are studying 19 structural plans for the benefit of the West Bank and Jerusalem colonies, and have approved 7 of them, 5 in Jerusalem, in addition to two plans in the West Bank, specifically for the benefit of the ‘Kfar Etzion’ colonies in the Bethlehem Governorate, and “Al-Kanat” in Salfit Governorate.

The occupation authorities also deposited 12 plans, including 5 in Jerusalem and 7 in the West Bank governorates, to build 2,288 new colonial units, targeting 3,036 dunums of citizens’ land.

The authority indicated that the occupation authorities had issued a tender to build 1,047 colonial units in the ‘Lower Canal’ colony between the neighborh
oods of Beit Safafa and Sur Baher inside Jerusalem.

Legitimizing 5 new colonial outposts

The Minister of Finance of the extremist occupation, Bezalel Smotrich, announced the legalization of 5 colonial outposts out of 10 outposts that were announced as the occupation’s intention to legalize and transform them into official colonies that receive financial allocations to develop a basic services network of water, electricity, and roads for their benefit.

Demolishing 33 homes and facilities and threatening to demolish 18 others

The Commission’s report indicated that the occupation authorities carried out 28 demolition operations last April, affecting 33 facilities, including 8 inhabited homes, 3 uninhabited homes, 5 agricultural facilities and others, and were concentrated in the governorates of Jerusalem, Tulkarm, Jericho and Hebron. It also notified the demolition of 18 homes and facilities in the governorates of Ramallah, Al-Bireh, Salfit, and Hebron.

Source: Maan News Agency

Martyrs, arrests and destruction – the occupation withdraws from Deir Al-Ghusun, north of Tulkarm

Tulkarm – Ma’an – The occupation forces withdrew from the town of Deir Al-Ghusoun, north of Tulkarm, 15 hours after storming, bombing, and demolishing a house, resulting in martyrs, a detainee, and extensive demolition of roads and infrastructure.

The Ministry of Health announced the arrival of a martyr (whose identity was not known) to Tulkarm Governmental Hospital from the town of Deir Ghosoun.

The occupation army radio also reported this afternoon that 5 bodies of martyrs were recovered from the building that the occupation besieged and demolished in Deir Al-Ghusoun in Tulkarm, and another surrendered himself.

The body of a headless martyr was also recovered inside the house that was besieged by the occupation.

A video clip showed the occupation forces shooting at two young men while they were trying to get out from under the rubble of the demolished house, which led to their death, without knowing their identities yet.

The occupation soldiers also kidnapped the body of a martyr after abusing him, and
fired smoke bombs at the place of his martyrdom, while heavy bullets were fired at anyone approaching the place.

The occupation bulldozer had recovered the body of a martyr, at dawn today, while demolishing the besieged house in the town, without knowing his identity yet. It threw him on the ground and prevented the ambulance from reaching him.

The occupation vehicles also bulldozed trees and walls of houses adjacent to the besieged house, and destroyed a number of citizens’ vehicles and infrastructure on the roads adjacent to it, amid intense flights of reconnaissance aircraft.

More than 50 occupation vehicles besieged the town of Deir Al-Ghusoun in Tulkarm and imposed a curfew in the area.

Source: Maan News Agency

The New York Times: This is Israel’s plan for the post-war on Gaza

Washington – Ma’an – The New York Times said that senior officials in the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were studying behind the scenes an expanded plan for the Gaza Strip after the war, through which Israel would offer to share supervision of the Strip with Arab countries in addition to the United States.

The newspaper explained – in its report – that for several months, Netanyahu avoided holding any detailed discussion about the future of Gaza after the war, in an attempt to appease his far-right allies who seek to rebuild settlements in the Strip, and his foreign partners who want Gaza to return to Palestinian rule.

The report confirmed – based on 3 Israeli officials and 5 people who discussed the plan with members of the Israeli government – that Israel will implement this plan in exchange for normalizing relations with Arab countries.

Arab officials and analysts described the power-sharing plan as unimplementable, because it does not create a clear path towards establishing a Pal
estinian state, according to the newspaper.


Under this proposal – the newspaper continues – the supposed Arab-Israeli alliance, in cooperation with the United States, will appoint leaders in Gaza to rebuild it, reform its educational system, and maintain public order.

During a period extending between 7 and 10 years, the coalition will allow the residents of Gaza to vote on the option of absorbing them into a unified Palestinian administration that governs the Strip and the occupied West Bank.

The American newspaper noted that the plan clarifies that the Israeli army ‘can continue to operate inside Gaza’ during that period, without specifying that the unified Palestinian administration is a sovereign state, and without referring to the Palestinian Authority.

Netanyahu had publicly rejected the idea of ??full Palestinian sovereignty and ruled out the participation of the Ramallah Palestinian Authority in managing the Gaza Strip.

The New York Times quoted Thomas R. Nides, a former US ambassador t
o Israel who was consulted on the plan, as saying, ‘The proposal is important and shows that Israeli officials are seriously thinking behind the scenes about what Gaza will look like after the war, but the devil is in the details.’

Businessmen – who requested that their names not be revealed so as not to jeopardize their ability to promote the idea – explained that they briefed officials from several Arab and Western governments on the plan proposed by a group of businessmen, most of them Israeli, and presented it to Israeli officials in Netanyahu’s office last December. .

Source: Maan News Agency

Tulkarm: The body of another martyr was recovered from a house besieged by the occupation in Deir Al-Ghusoun

Tulkarm – Ma’an – The number of martyrs in the town of Deir Al-Ghusoun, north of Tulkarm, rose to at least two, after the body of another martyr was recovered from the rubble of the house that was demolished by occupation bulldozers.

Shooting at two people who came out from under the rubble of the besieged house in Deir Al-Ghusun

The occupation forces opened fire on two people who came out from under the rubble of the besieged house in the town of Deir Al-Ghusoun, north of Tulkarm, which they have been besieging since midnight last night, and bombarded it with missiles in an operation that included armed clashes that are still continuing.

More than 50 occupation vehicles besieged the town of Deir Al-Ghusoun in Tulkarm and imposed a curfew in the area.

The occupation bulldozers also began demolishing the besieged house, sweeping away its external walls and some roads in its vicinity.

Today at dawn, the occupation bulldozer recovered the body of a martyr while demolishing the besieged house in the town of
Deir Al-Ghusoun, north of Tulkarm, without knowing his identity yet.

Continuous raids into the town and imposition of a curfew

The occupation forces continue their siege of the house, and a special Israeli force, “Musta’arabiun,” infiltrated the town of Deir Al-Ghusoun and surrounded the house, before sending in large military reinforcements, accompanied by huge bulldozers.

The occupation forces imposed a tight military cordon around the house, and deployed snipers on the roofs of high-rise buildings in the place, before targeting it with a barrage of bullets and ‘Energy’ bombs, which caused a power outage in the vicinity of the place.

It also imposed a curfew in the area.

The occupation forces claim that young men barricaded themselves inside the house, accusing them of carrying out a shooting attack last November at the entrance to the village of Beit Lid, east of Tulkarm, which led to the death of a soldier.

Source: Maan News Agency


National News Agency’s correspondent in Tyre reported that the Israeli enemy artillery targeted Jabal Balat in the direction of the town of Ramia with a number of shells.

The outskirts of the towns of Naqoura and Alma al-Shaab were also subjected to enemy artillery shelling.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

The body of a martyr was recovered from inside a house in Deir Al-Ghusoun, and the occupation targeted journalists

Tulkarm – Ma’an – The occupation bulldozer recovered the body of a martyr, at dawn today, Saturday, while demolishing the besieged house in the town of Deir Al-Ghusoun, north of Tulkarm, without knowing his identity yet.

Our correspondent reported that the operation has been continuing for more than 10 hours, and the occupation bulldozers are demolishing the besieged house.

According to eyewitnesses, the occupation soldiers pulled a body from inside the house and prevented medical teams from approaching it.

The occupation forces fired sound bombs and tear gas at a group of journalists, while they were in one of the buildings opposite the targeted house, and covering the events there.

Israeli Army Radio said that the wanted man in the Deir al-Ghusun operation in Tulkarm has so far refused to surrender himself, and the operation is still ongoing.

Sources reported hearing the sounds of explosions in the house that was destroyed by the occupation in Deir Al-Ghusoun, north of Tulkarm.

Source: Maan News Agen