Occupying Palestine Is Rotting ‘Israel’ From Inside. No Gulf ‘Peace’ Deal Can Hide That

Occupying Palestine Is Rotting ‘Israel’ From Inside. No Gulf ‘Peace’ Deal Can Hide That

By Raja Shehadeh – The Guardian

More than a quarter of a century after Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat shook hands on the White House lawn, ‘Israel’ has managed to turn its occupation of Palestinian territory from a burden into an asset. What was for so long a liability – the flagrant violation of international law – has now become a valued commodity. Understanding this development is key to explaining why the ‘Israelis’ are making ‘peace’ with two distant Gulf states but not their closest neighbors, the Palestinians – without whom there can be no real ‘peace.’

‘Israel’ has learned in recent years how to manage the occupation in perpetuity with minimal cost. But from the very beginning of the occupation in June 1967, ‘Israel’ has been unwilling to recognize the Palestinian nation or cede control of the Palestinian territory occupied in order to make ‘peace.’

The evidence to support this claim is easily found in ‘Israel’s’ own archives. Two days after the occupation began, ‘Israel’ passed military order number three, which referred to the fourth Geneva convention relative to the protection of civilian persons in time of war – mandating that military courts apply the provisions of the convention to their proceedings. Four months later, this portion of the order was deleted.

In September 1967, the legal counsel to the ‘Israeli’ foreign ministry, Theodor Meron, was asked by the prime minister, Levi Eshkol, whether building new settlements in the occupied territories would violate the Geneva convention, which prohibits an occupying power from transferring its civilians into the territory seized in war. He answered in the affirmative. But his advice was rejected and the government proceeded from that moment to establish illegal Jewish settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Over the following months, ‘Israel’ began a process that would continue for many years: amending laws governing Palestinian land – from the periods of Ottoman, British mandate and Jordanian control of the territory – to construct a false “legal” basis for the acquisition of land and other natural resources for the establishment of Jewish settlements.

I spent much of my working life, from 1979 until 1993, investigating and resisting ‘Israel’s’ abuses of law in the occupied territories, and warning about the implications of building illegal settlements, all to no avail.

Yet it was not the legal transformations alone that enabled settlements to be built and to flourish. The militant Zionist thinker Vladimir Jabotinsky had written, in the 1920s, that “settlement[s] can … develop under the protection of a force that is not dependent on the local population behind an iron wall which they will be powerless to break down”. And so it was.

There was an added component to the transformation of the laws to enable the settlement project and that was sheer violence by settlers: vigilante actions that seemed to go against the law ‘Israel’ had put down and bound itself to. In the early 80s Al-Haq, a West Bank-based human rights organization that I was then directing, worked hard to document incidents of settler violence.

At the time we naively believed that if only ‘Israelis’ knew what was taking place and the failure of law enforcement to stop it, they would take action to prevent it. We were unaware that it was all part of the ‘Israeli’ struggle for the land. The agents of the orderly ‘state’ can stay within the boundaries of their rewritten laws while the unruly settlers do the work of intimidation and violence to achieve the desired goal. It is all part of the same scheme.

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, settler violence in the West Bank has become an almost daily occurrence. It is all out in the open and the government and the courts are on the same page in supporting the settlers and working to achieve the goal of greater ‘Israel.’ The Knesset has passed the regularization bill, which “legalizes” settlements built on privately owned Palestinian land via de facto expropriation.

While Jewish settler violence against the Palestinians rages – preventing Palestinians from working their land or using it as their own, with no real attempt by the ‘Israeli’ military or police to prevent this – ‘Israel’ declares any and all Palestinian resistance to occupation to be terrorism.

When Palestinians began to organize non-violent resistance to the occupation, ‘Israel’ redefined attacks by the army on these unarmed protesters to bring them under the category of “combat operations”. Recently, the villagers of Kafr Qaddum were staging weekly demonstrations against the blocking of a road, which prevented access to their village, because it was claimed that the road passes through a new part of the settlement of Kedumim. The army planted explosives on roads used by the villagers – but the soldiers who took this decision would be immune from prosecution for any injuries caused to the villagers.

With all these “victories” on ‘Israel’s’ part, it has now decided that it can manage the occupation rather than end it. The occupation even began to be seen as an asset. ‘Israel’ has turned the occupied territories into a laboratory for testing weapons and systems of surveillance. ‘Israelis’ now market their crowd control weapons and systems of homeland security to the US, based on testing in the occupied territories. Yet all this financial investment in the occupation – and all the twisting of domestic laws to protect the illegal settlement project, all the political contortions to cultivate authoritarian allies, from Trump to Orban to Bolsonaro – is rotting ‘Israel’ from the inside, turning it into an apartheid ‘state’ that rules over millions of Palestinians without rights.

In Arundhati Roy’s novel The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, one of her characters, Musa, says that if Kashmiris have failed to gain independence from India, at least in struggling for it they have exposed the corruption of India’s system. Musa tells the book’s narrator, an Indian: “You’re not destroying us. It’s yourselves that you are destroying.” Palestinians today might say the same of our struggle with ‘Israel.’

ما بعد اجتماع الأمناء العامين بحاجة إلى إرادة سياسية

رامز مصطفى

بواقعية مُقدّرة، الشيخ صالح العاروري يؤكد وفي معرض سؤاله عن اجتماع الأمناء العامين ومرحلة ما بعد الاجتماع، ردّ بما حرفيته، أن لا ضمانة في التوصل لشيء، ولكن نحن سنبذل كلّ الجهود وبقية الفصائل بما فيها فتح من أجل التوافق وإنهاء الانقسام، لمواجهة التحديات وما يحيط بقضيتنا من مخاطر.

كلام نائب رئيس حركة حماس الشيخ صالح العاروري يستند إلى التجارب السابقة، وهو مُحقّ في ذلك، على اعتبار أنّ الخلاف يتمحور حولّ البرنامج السياسي الذي قاد إلى اتفاقات «أوسلو» وما حمله من تنازلات مسّت بشكل مباشر عناوين القضية بعد أن اعترفت المنظمة بالكيان و«حقه» بالوجود، والتنازل عن 78 بالمائة من أرضنا الفلسطينية.

ما تضمّنته الكلمات التي ألقاها الأمناء العامون وقبلهم السيد أبو مازن رئيس اللجنة التنفيذية للمنظمة، ما زالت تؤكد على أنّ الخلاف السياسي ما زال سيد المشهد، على الرغم من قناعتنا أنّ هذا الخلاف المتراكم منذ «أوسلو»، لن ينتهي من اجتماع أو اجتماعين أو أكثر. فكلمة السيد أبو مازن أكدت على التمسك بالمفاوضات، وبالمقاومة الشعبية السلمية، بينما الأستاذ اسماعيل هنية رئيس حركة حماس، قد أكّد على كلّ أشكال المقاومة بما فيها المسلحة، مسهباً في الحديث عن القدرات العسكرية لحركة حماس. ومضيفاً أنّ حركته حماس لن تعترف بالكيان، مطالباً الخروج من اتفاقات «أوسلو».

العناوين الخلافية ستبقى حاضرة في اللقاءات الجماعية أو الثنائية، ولازمة لا يستطيع أيٍّ من الأطراف، أو الطرفين تجاوزها، أو إسقاطها لصالح برنامج سياسي متوافق عليه، خصوصاً أنّ فصائل حماس والجهاد والقيادة العامة والشعبية والصاعقة وحتى الديمقراطية، ترى أنّ اتفاقات «أوسلو» يجب التخلص منها، بشقيها الأمني والاقتصادي، مع سحب الاعتراف بالكيان وحقه بالوجود، مع إعادة الاعتبار للمشروع الوطني، والإسراع في إعادة بناء المنظمة ومؤسساتها، ومدخلها تشكيل مجلس وطني جديد بمشاركة الكلّ الفلسطيني من دون استثناء أو إقصاء لأحد، طالما ننشد توحيد الساحة بهدف مواجهة تحديات «صفقة القرن»، وخطة الضمّ الصهيوأميركية.

السؤال عن مرحلة ما بعد اجتماع الأمناء العامين، سؤال محقّ وهو برسم جميع المشاركين في الاجتماع، وتحديداً حركتي حماس وفتح، اللتان تعكفان على وضع خارطة طريق لإنهاء الانقسام، ومن ثمّ ما تمّ الاتفاق عليه في ختام أعمال الاجتماع. مؤكدين أنّ النوايا وحدها لا تكفي، بل الإرادة السياسية للخروج من المأزق هو الأساس، ودون ذلك فنحن أمام انتاج تجربة فاشلة جديدة، تُضاف إلى شقيقاتها من التجارب السابقة.

*كاتب فلسطيني

مصياف مدينة الشهداء تتألّم!

مصياف أم الشهداء - Photos | Facebook

د. محمد سيد أحمد

لا شك في أنّ سورية العربية ومنذ مطلع العام 2011 وبدء المؤامرة الكونية عليها وهي تعاني وتتألم، ومع مرور سنوات الحرب الكونية كانت المعاناة تزداد يوماً بعد يوم، وبالطبع لم يسلم شبر واحد من الأرض السورية وعلى كامل جغرافيتها من عبث الإرهابيين، الذين تمّ جلبهم بواسطة أطراف المؤامرة سواء الأصيل منهم كالأميركي والصهيوني أو التابع كالتركي والخليجي، وخلال سنوات الحرب صمد الشعب السوري صموداً أسطورياً وقدّمت العائلات السورية خيرة وزهرة شبابها كقربان دفاعاً عن التراب الوطني، ولا يوجد تقريباً الآن عائلة سوريّة وطنية صامدة على الأرض لم تقدّم شهيداً في هذه الحرب. وهناك عائلات قدّمت عدداً من الشهداء وليس شهيداً واحداً فداءً للوطن.

ومع مطلع العام 2019 وفي ظلّ انتصارات الجيش العربي السوري المدوية على الجماعات التكفيرية الإرهابية التي تعمل بالوكالة لدى العدو الأميركي على كامل الجغرافيا السورية، قرّر الأصيل في هذه الحرب استخدام أساليب جديدة للعدوان على سورية بعد فشل مشروعه العسكري ووجد في ورقة الحصار الاقتصادي التي عرفت بـ «قانون قيصر» إحدى أهمّ أدوات الحرب الجديدة على سورية، وأعتقد العدو الأميركي أنّ ما لم يستطع تحقيقه عبر الحرب العسكرية الكونية على مدار ثماني سنوات يمكن تحقيقه بالحصار الاقتصادي في مدى زمني أقلّ.

فالشعب السوري الذي زادت ثقته في قيادته السياسية عبر سنوات الحرب يمكن أن يفقد هذه الثقة مع تشديد الحصار الاقتصادي عليه مع عدم إتاحة الفرصة لحلول اقتصادية سريعة وناجزة من قبل الحكومة أمام المشكلات المصطنعة بفعل الحصار مثل غياب بعض السلع الأساسية من الأسواق خاصة المحروقات في ظلّ استمرار سيطرة العدو الأميركي ووكلائه المحليين والإرهابيين على آبار النفط السورية. هذا الى جانب استهداف العقوبات الاقتصادية مجالات استراتيجية حيوية كقطع الغيار في العديد من الصناعات، وسياسة التجويع بتعطيش الأسواق من السلع والمواد الغذائية، ومحاولة مدّ الحصار ليشمل الأدوية، وهناك تشديد لمنع تهريب السلع عبر دول الجوار الأردن والعراق ولبنان، وفي ظلّ هذا الحصار ترتفع أسعار السلع تدريجياً مع انخفاض سعر الليرة السورية، فيؤدّي التضخم والغلاء إلى زيادة المعاناة، وبذلك تنفجر الجماهير وتتحقق الفوضى التي لم تحدث أثناء سنوات الحرب، وعلى الرغم من الحصار الاقتصادي الرهيب على مدار العامين الماضيين إلا أنّ الشعب السوري لا يزال صامداً ويتألّم بصمت.

وعلى الرغم من تقديرنا لمعاناة الشعب العربي السوري بكامله، لكن تظل المعاناة والتضحيات نسبية وتختلف من بقعة جغرافية إلى بقعة جغرافية أخرى، لذلك أودّ اليوم تسليط الضوء على واحدة من المدن السورية الصغيرة لكنها عظيمة في صمودها وتضحيات أهلها. إنها مدينة مصياف يا سادة، مدينة الشهداء التى زرتها ثلاث مرات على مدار الأزمة كانت أولها في مطلع العام 2015 وآخرها في منتصف العام 2018، وعندما تتجوّل في شوارعها تجد صور الشهداء تزيّن جدران المدينة، وحين تتحرّك تجاه ريفها تتعلق عيناك بأعمدة الكهرباء المزيّنة بصور شهداء كلّ منطقة وقرية وضيعة تمرّ بها، لذلك لم أتعجّب عندما شاهدت السيد الرئيس بشار الأسد في منتصف العام 2017 يقود سيارته بنفسه مصطحباً عائلته ومتجهاً إلى ريف مصياف زائراً ومواسياً وداعماً لعائلات شهداء ومصابي الجيش العربي السوري.

تحيــــــة إلى شهداء مصياف 

ومدينة مصياف تقع جنوب غرب مدينة حماة على مسافة 48 كم، وترتفع عن سطح البحر بما يقرب من 450 متراً وتحيط بالمدينة مجموعة جبال أهمّها جبل المشهد وجبل عين الخنازير، وتأخذ المدينة موقعاً متوسطاً بين الجبال الساحلية والسهول الداخلية، وتتميّز بمناخ معتدل طوال العام مع سرعة الرياح والأمطار التي تجعل ريفها قطعة من الجنة، وارتبط اسم المدينة بقلعتها التي تربض في وسطها على كتلة صخرية امتدّت من الشمال إلى الجنوب وتعود إلى المرحلة الرومانية والبيزنطية وقد بُنيت كقاعدة عسكرية لتأمين الطرق العابرة من الساحل إلى الداخل.

وتنقسم مصياف وريفها إلى نواحي عدة هي: ناحية مركز مصياف، وناحية جب رملة، وناحية عوج، وناحية عين حلاقيم، وناحية وادي العيون، وتضمّ كلّ ناحية العديد من القرى. وقد عانت مصياف وريفها كثيراً سواء قبل الحرب وأثناءها على مستوى توافر الخدمات الرئيسية مثل شبكات الكهرباء والمياه والهاتف الأرضي الموسع والطرق والنظافة، واليوم تعدّ الصومعة، وبيصين، وطيرجملة، وعوج، وبشنين، الأكثر معاناة فلا توجد فيها آبار للمياه، والشبكات أصبحت قديمة ومهترئة، لذلك نحاول إيصال أنين وآلام أهالينا بمصياف وريفها لمزيد من الرعاية والعناية التي يستحقونها، فلا يزال العدو الصهيوني حتى اليوم يستهدف مصياف بقصف متكرّر لبعض المواقع العسكرية والعلمية، ولا تزال مصياف صامدة وتقدّم الشهداء وتتألم بصمت.

واليوم وبعد انتخاب مجلس شعب جديد وتكليف السيد الرئيس بتشكيل حكومة جديدة نأمل أن يقوما بدورهما في رفع المعاناة عن الشعب السوري عامة وعن سكان مدينة مصياف وريفها خاصة لما قدّموه للوطن من تضحيات خلال سنوات الحرب الكونية، فالمعاناة أرهقت كاهل الجميع، لكن تظلّ المدن والقرى البعيدة والنائية، بحاجة ماسة لجهود مضاعفة لتوفير متطلبات الحياة لمواطنين يستحقون الحياة، لأنهم أصحاب التضحيات الأكبر من أجل الوطن. اللهم بلغت اللهم فاشهد.

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Ode to Resistance: Video-Clip from Palestine (Song by Haidar Eid)

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August 29, 2020

Ode to Resistance, a Song by Haidar Eid. (Photo: Video Grab)

By Haidar Eid

As Israel continues its bombing of Gaza for the 15th night in a row, while its sole power plant is forced to shut due to Israel’s decision to ban fuel from entering the Strip, and amid the spread of Coronavirus outside quarantine facilities, a new video clip has been produced.

It comes as part of a creative project produced in besieged Gaza, Occupied Palestine, where a group of activists and artists came together in order to highlight:

  1. The Palestine that every refugee is dreaming to return to;
  2. Resistance to Israeli occupation and apartheid; and
  3. The links with progressive Arab forces .

It is an established fact that two million Gazans are trapped in the world’s largest prison. 13 years of Israel’s brutal siege by land, sea and air has devastated every aspect of life in the Strip. 97% of aquifer water is undrinkable, 52% of essential drugs are at zero stock, and over 50% of the population is unemployed. Gazans suffer chronic water, medicine, fuel and food shortages.

Add to this the latest Coronavirus cases that have been reported with only 66 ventilators for the 2 million residents of the strip. Unlike the pandemic all over the world, in Gaza it is allowed to spread simply because apartheid Israel has decided to tighten the medieval siege.

The UN already predicted that by 2020 Gaza would be uninhabitable. And we are already there!

Despite our situation, we, in Gaza have never stopped fighting for freedom and justice. Hence, the video clip. As activists and artists, we cannot stand by while Gaza’s entire population is slowly dying the hands of one of the most sadistic colonial powers.

This is why we wanted to highlight not only the suffering of our people, but their resilience and resistance. Students, children, elderly, shopkeepers, women, girls, worshippers, stone throwers, GFM protesters, fishermen, mothers, fathers…

In addition to being a celebration of Palestinian life and resistance, the clip is a tribute to the late Egyptian singer, Abdulhalim Hafez who was the first to sing these songs during the progressive decades of the 1950’s and 1960’s.

– Haidar Eid is an Associate Professor in the Department of English Literature at the Al-Aqsa University, in the Gaza Strip. He contributed this article to The Palestine Chronicle.

A number of “Qasad” militia gunmen killed and wounded in attacks by unknown persons in the countryside of Raqqa, Deir Ezzor and Hasaka

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Sunday, 23 August 2020 11:19

Raqqa – Deir Ezzor – Hasaka, (ST) – A number of “Qasad” militia, supported by the American occupation forces, were killed and wounded when their vehicles were targeted by unknown persons in the countryside of Raqqa, Deir Ezzor and Hasaka.

Local sources reported to SANA that unknown persons targeted, with weapons and machine guns, the headquarters and locations of armed men from the “Qasad militia” near al-Til factories in the al-Jazra neighborhood and the National Hospital in the city of Tabqa and in the village of Abu Qubei`, west of the city of Raqqa, killing four armed militants from “Qasad” militia.

In the northeastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, civil sources indicated that a gunman from the “Qasad militia” was shot dead by unknown persons in the village of Al-Ezbet, which witnessed demonstrations calling for the expulsion of this militia from the area as it is daily stealing Syrian oil and property and attacking civilians.

Yesterday, the checkpoints of the “Qasad militia” were attacked by unknown persons in the towns of Al-Hawayj and Jadid Akidat in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, which resulted in the injury of a number of its gunmen.

In the same context, a number of “Qasad militia” militants were killed and wounded when their vehicles was targeted with an explosive device at Jalal village, east of Al-Shaddadi city in the southern countryside of Hasaka, according to local sources in the region.

Most of the areas of the countryside of Deir Ezzor, Hasaka, and Raqqa, which are under the control of the “Qasad” militia, are witnessing a state of anger and popular rejection of that militia, which is depicted through widespread popular protests calling for its expulsion from their villages and towns as a result of the practices it carried out against the civilian population and the theft of oil and the region’s goods under the cover and support of the American occupation forces. The shooting at demonstrations by that militia caused the death of a number of civilians and the injury of others.

Raghda Sawas

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الرهان الأجدر، على الطفل الفلسطيني لا الشارب الخليجي!

الميادين | صور محمد بن زايد في المسجد الأقصى: "خائن"

صابرين دياب

في إزاء ما تتعرض له القضية الفلسطينية، من مؤامرات متعاقبة لتصفيتها، ومع ازدياد الصراع الحالي وضوحاً، من حيث طبيعته، وطبيعة القوى والأنظمة الواقفة من خلفه والمستفيدة منه، وفي إزاء الحرب الإعلامية الضروس، التي تشنّها القوى المرتبطة بقوى الهيمنة والتواطؤ وعملاؤها المباشرون وغير المباشرين، وفي ازاء التضليل الواسع وغير المسبوق، للعبث بالوعي الفلسطيني وتسطيحه، يزداد الايمان بعدالة القضية، ويتعاظم اليقين بعمق وعي شعبنا في كل أماكن تواجده، مع كل إشراقة جيل فلسطيني جديد.

وعي محصّن بشجاعة صاحب الحق، يرثها الفتية الفلسطينيون عن ملح تراب الارض التي تحملهم، شجاعة، تفاجئ ذويهم لحظة المواجهة المباشرة، لا بل انها ترفع معنويات الأم الخائفة على ولدها، التي اقتحموا بيتها مباغتة لاعتقاله، ثم تشعر بأعلى درجات الفخر، وهي تحتضنه لحظة خروجه من مراكز الاعتقال برأس مرفوعة ووجهٍ واثق مبتسم غير مرتبك، وبقدمين ثابتتين غير مترنّحتين، وبإيمان يخيّب آمال محتليه، الذين ابتغوا ترهيبه وهزّ معنوياته وثقته بنفسه وإرباكه!

لم اكن أعرف أنّ الفتى الوديع والذكي، محمد، ابن الثالث عشر ربيعاً، من مدينة طمرة الجليلية، كان محتجزاً طيلة نهار الاثنين الماضي، في محطة تحقيق للـ «شاباك» في «مسجاف» في الجليل المحتل، لأنه شارك في التظاهرة المنددة بإعلان الخيانة الإماراتية، في المسجد الاقصى صباح الجمعة الماضي، وداس على صورة محمد بن زايد.

علمت من والدته فاطمة، انّهم أتوا صباح الاثنين واعتقلوه من البيت، وقاموا بمصادرة حاسوبه وهاتفه وحقيبته المدرسية التي كانت معه في المسجد الأقصى، وحين سألَتهم فاطمة، عن سبب اعتقاله، قالوا لها: «هو محتجز للتحقيق، والمفروض ان تعرفي انتِ بالذات انّ قريبته سوف تدمّر مستقبله».

وعرفت من محمد لاحقاً، بعيد الإفراج عنه، ان بداية التحقيق، كانت حول علاقته بإحدى قريباته، وما اذا كانت تلك الناشطة، هي التي طلبت منه الذهاب الى القدس، كما سُئل عن سبب كرهه لحكام الإمارات، وما إذا كان سيقبل منحاً مالية منهم التي سيمنحونها للطلاب المتميزين، وغيرها من الاسئلة الجبانة والرخيصة.

وأقّر بأنني تفاجأت من جرأة محمد، هذا الغلام الهادئ جدا، حين قال لهم:

«لا شأن لكم بعلاقتي بقريبتي، ولا تقحموها باعتقالي، نحن نفهمكم جيداً، أنا ذهبت الى الاقصى كما كل يوم جمعة، لأصلي هناك، ولا يحق لكم منعي من ذلك، وحين شاهدت الشباب يقفون للبصق على الخائن الخليجي، الذي لا أعرف اسمه الذي ذكرتموه قبل قليل، والذي خنع لكم مثل الدجاجة، وقفت معهم، وهذا حقي أيضاً في التعبير عن رأيي ورأي كل الفلسطينيين».

فأدركت أّنّ الصبي، صار رجلاً قبل أوانه، حين قال للمحقق:

«اذا كنتم تريدون تخويفي، فأنا لست خائفاً منكم، واذا أردتم اعتقالي افعلوا ذلك، عمتي قالت لي، انكم لا تعتقلون إلا من هم أقوى وأشجع منكم».

هدا جزء يسير جداً، مما جاء في التحقيق مع محمد الشجاع والذكي، محمد – ابن شقيقي –، الذي واجه تحقيقاً، استمر ثماني ساعات متواصلة، ارتكز على الترهيب والتخويف، وقد حاولت جاهدة إقناعه بأن أحاوره، لأنشر تجربته الاولى مع الاحتلال، غير انه رفض وقال: «ما الذي سوف أضيفه، حتى لو كنت مقيما في المحتل 48؟، لست أول قاصر ولا الأخير الذي يُعتقل، والافضل ان اهيئ نفسي لما هو آت»،، فأخبرته بأنّه لزاماً وواجباً يحتم علينا، ان نفضح نذالة المحتل امام العالم،، فكان رد الطفل الرجل: «لن تنفعنا الا قدرتنا وقوتنا على مواجهتهم والتصدي لهم»!!

ولست انقل وعي محمد الحصيف، الى «البناء» الا اعتزازاً بالجيل الفلسطيني الواعد والواعي والواثق، وتأكيداً على المؤكد، بأن الرهان على، محمد وابراهيم وقاسم وعلي وعمر وجريس وحسن الفلسطيني، وليس على أوغاد المرحلة، من خائنين ومطبعين وتابعين وطارئين..

ان الالتفات الى طفل شجاع والتوقف امام جرأته، يكون مفيداً في كل حين، بقدر ما يساعد على تحديد النظر الى المستقبل، وإذا كنا نقف امام ما يتعين علينا ان نحمله فوق أكتافنا في مرحلة قادمة، فلعل التصوّر الدقيق لمقدرتنا على التحمل الفعلي الكامن في داخل طفل، تقوي من طاقتنا وتعيننا على ما هو منتظر ومأمول.

في كل بيت فلسطيني، شعلة نور لا تنطفئ، امام جبروت ظلمة الاستعمار الباغي، الذي اشترى ذمم الساقطين في امتنا، ونجح في تدجينهم علناً، وغربل في الوقت ذاته، انصار شعبنا وطهّرهم من الأدعياء والمدّعين الغادرين.

أوليس الجسد المعافى، أكرم من الجسد الموبوء!

Israeli forces strike Gaza for 3rd night in a row

By News Desk -2020-08-17

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – For the third night in a row, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) targeted the Gaza Strip with airstrikes and artillery shells.

The Israeli army said, “Tonight, IDF tanks bombed a monitoring site of the Hamas terrorist organization in the Gaza Strip.”

In its brief statement, the army added, “The bombing came in response to the launching of incendiary and booby-trapped balloons from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, in addition to the riots on the security fence.”

No casualties, injuries, or material losses were announced, as the strike was limited to an alleged Hamas watchtower, and no person was present in or around it, according to eyewitnesses.

For several days, the Israeli army has launched intensive airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, in addition to using heavy artillery and tanks to bomb the Gaza Strip, in response to what it claims is the launching of incendiary and booby-trapped balloons from the Gaza Strip towards Israel.

On Sunday morning, the Israeli authorities announced that the coasts of the Gaza Strip would be completely closed to fishermen.

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The Resistance Intensifies Its Pressure: A Message of Missiles to the Occupation الاحتلال يفشل في اختبار البالونات: عقوبات جديدة على غزة

The Resistance Intensifies Its Pressure: A Message of Missiles to the Occupation

By Rajab Al-Madhoon – Al-Akhbar Newspaper

Translated by Staff

Yesterday, the resistance took a new step in escalating pressures to force the occupation to implement the truce understandings. It seems that this step was well understood by the ‘Israeli’ leadership, which seeks mediators to prevent the deterioration of the situation, while the resistance affirms that it is ready for confrontation.

Gaza | Although the firing of experimental missiles from Gaza Strip towards the sea has become a normal matter in the context of working to develop the range and accuracy of the missiles, ‘Israeli’ interpreted the launching of nine missiles yesterday morning and afternoon as a threat by Hamas, in parallel with the field escalation in the border area. Palestinian resistance sources confirmed to the “Al-Akhbar” that explanation. The sources said “the operation is intentional. It is a clear message to the occupation concerning the seriousness of the escalation taking place and the resistance’s readiness for any confrontation that may be imposed on Gaza.” The sources added that “the resistance will not back down as long as the occupation is stalling in implementing all the terms of the truce understandings,” and that “the popular explosive balloons activities will continue, in addition to the readiness of the various wings of the resistance for any imposed military confrontation.” The sources added that “the missiles launched yesterday were a field retaliation for the ‘Israeli’ Minister of Security, Benny Gantz, who threatened the Gaza Strip in the past two days.”

For their part, Hebrew media outlets admitted that the ‘Israeli’ political leadership understood the message sent by Hamas to the occupation ‘state’. “Yediot Aharonot” newspaper described the missiles launching as “unusual,” saying that it carried warning messages. For his part, ‘Israeli’ military analyst, Noam Amir, indicated that it is usual to launch experimental missiles at the end of a new missiles series production, but this time it carries a message from “Hamas” that “we are ready, and the warehouses are full of missiles.”

In parallel, and after threatening the Gaza Strip with a major confrontation, Gantz linked the improvement of the economic situation in the Strip to the return of the soldiers captured by the resistance. He declared during a hearing before the Foreign Affairs and Security Committee of the ‘Israeli’ “Knesset” concerning the security situation that his government has no interest in the military escalation, and “all we want is the return of our children, and we will be happy for the flourishment of the economic situation in Gaza.” He added: “I will be happier when I see workers from Gaza enter ‘Israel’ … All this can happen with the return of our children, and by then we will see Gaza in another form of development.” Gantz’s speech is an extension of similar stances that he has been stating recently. Hamas, however, still refuses to provide any information about the captured ‘Israeli’ soldiers except for a swap deal. In this context, “Hamas” sources considered, in an interview with “Al-Akhbar,” that Gantz’s position was “meaningless”, as they considered him “evading truce understandings.” The sources pointed out that the talks on the swap deal have been stalled for months due to the occupation’s refusal to pay the price required to complete it, including the release of all prisoners of the “Loyalty of the Free” deal.

The Night Confusion Units prepare to begin operations in two days

The recent escalation on the borders of the Gaza Strip has generated more pressure on the ‘Israeli’ military and political leadership, which seeks to prevent the deterioration of the situation. According to ‘Israeli’ analyst Yoni Ben-Menachem “in light of the army’s willingness in the north to confront Hezbollah’s retaliatory attack, ‘Israel’ can’t handle tension on two fronts at the same time. It is working consistently behind the scenes with Qatar, Egypt, and the United Nations envoy Nikolay Mladenov to extend the Qatari grant to prevent the escalation. ”

On the ground, the launching of explosive balloons by the popular units towards the settlements of the Gaza Envelope is increasing, while the occupation forces are firing at the resistance monitoring sites in the east and north of the Strip. According to Al-Akhbar information, the Night Confusion Units affiliated with the Supreme National Authority for the Great Return March are preparing to start bombing operations along the borders with the Gaza Strip within two days, as part of the continuous escalation steps to force the occupation to implement the terms of the truce understandings. These steps have already impacted the settlers, who are now raising their voices calling for a solution. The Hebrew “Channel 13” reported Heads of the ‘Gaza Envelope’ Councils the calling on the government to put political disputes aside, and direct a harsh response to Gaza, based on that “the retaliation to the booby-trapped balloon is the same as to a missile.”

The occupation court in Beersheba, on Sunday, sentenced a citizen of the Gaza Strip [Tahir Matar], who belongs to “Hamas”, to 11 years in prison, after he was convicted of trying to kill a number of enemy soldiers. The court claimed that Tahir bought three bombs to throw them at the ‘Israeli’ soldiers near the separation wall on November 14, 2018, but the bombs in his possession did not explode, while he was injured by the ‘Israeli’ gunfire, before he was arrested.

الاحتلال يفشل في اختبار البالونات: عقوبات جديدة على غزة

فلسطين رجب المدهون الجمعة 14 آب 2020

الاحتلال يفشل في اختبار البالونات: عقوبات جديدة على غزة
قلّص العدو مساحة الصيد في بحر غزة من 15 ميلاً إلى 8 أميال (أ ف ب )

غزة | بعد عجزه عن وقف البالونات المتفجّرة التي يتواصل إطلاقها منذ أسبوع من قِبَل الوحدات الشعبية في قطاع غزة باتجاه مستوطنات الغلاف، بدأ الاحتلال الإسرائيلي تطبيق عقوبات اقتصادية جديدة على القطاع، وصلت إلى حدّ منع إدخال الوقود بجميع أنواعه، إضافة إلى تقليص مساحة الصيد البحري، في وقت استمرّ فيه القصف على عدد من مواقع المقاومة لليوم الثالث على التوالي.

وعلى مدار أيام، فشل جيش العدوّ في وقف البالونات الحارقة، على الرغم من إعلانه تشغيل منظومة ليزرية لصدّها، إذ أعلنت وسائل إعلام عبرية، أمس، وقوع عشرات الحرائق التي التهمت أكثر من 5000 دونم في مستوطنات غلاف غزة. وعلى إثر ذلك، وافق وزير الأمن، بيني غانتس، على توصية رئيس أركان الجيش، أفيف كوخافي، بوقف إدخال الوقود إلى القطاع. كذلك، أمر غانتس، بحسب صحيفة «يديعوت أحرونوت» العبرية، بتقليص مساحة الصيد في بحر غزة من 15 ميلاً إلى 8 أميال بحرية. وتأتي هذه الخطوات الجديدة بعد أيام من قرار الاحتلال إغلاق معبر كرم أبو سالم، ومنع إدخال مواد البناء ومستلزماتها كافة عبره حتى إشعار آخر.
بالتوازي مع ذلك، واصل جيش العدو تهديداته لقطاع غزة، مُحمّلاً حركة «حماس» تبعات ما سمّاه «العنف» الذي يمارَس ضدّ سكان دولة الاحتلال. وردّت الحركة على تلك التهديدات باعتبار قرار منع دخول الوقود والبضائع إلى القطاع «بمثابة سلوك عدواني خطير، وخطوة غير محسوبة العواقب يتحمّل الاحتلال تبعاتها»، مؤكّدة على لسان الناطق باسمها فوزي برهوم أن هذا السلوك «سيستدعي إعادة رسم معالم المرحلة مجدّداً، وتحديد المسار المناسب لكسر هذه المعادلة، إذ لا يمكن القبول باستمرار هذه الحال».

قصف مدرسة «أونروا»

وفجر أمس، شنّت طائرات ومروحيات حربية ودبابات إسرائيلية غارات على عدّة أهداف للمقاومة، فيما زعم جيش الاحتلال أنه استهدف مجمّعاً عسكرياً للقوة البحرية لـ»حماس» وبنى تحتية تحت أرضية ومواقع رصد تابعة للحركة. إلا أن الصور التي التُقطت صباح أمس أظهرت استهداف مدرسة ابتدائية للأطفال تابعة لـ»وكالة غوث وتشغيل اللاجئين» (أونروا) في مخيم الشاطئ غربيّ مدينة غزة، ما أدى إلى وقوع أضرار كبيرة في المدرسة التي يدرس فيها قرابة 1000 طفل فلسطيني، وسط إدانات فلسطينية وحقوقية واسعة. وقال الناطق باسم وزارة الصحة في غزة، إياد البزم، إن القنبلة التي أطلقها جيش الاحتلال على المدرسة تحتوي 1500 شظية معدنية، كلّ منها كافية لقتل إنسان، وهي موجّهة بالليزر، ونسبة الخطأ فيها تكاد تكون معدومة. وأشار البزم إلى أن القنبلة نفسها استخدمها الاحتلال سابقاً في عدد من مجازره ضدّ أبناء الشعب الفلسطيني.

في المقابل، وفيما لم تبدِ فصائل المقاومة نيّتها منع الوحدات الشعبية من الاستمرار في إطلاق البالونات الحارقة، كشفت صحيفة «معاريف» العبرية أن العدو يستعدّ لجولة قريبة من التصعيد، تشمل إطلاق قذائف صاروخية باتجاه مستوطنات الغلاف. جاء ذلك في وقت نشر فيه جيش الاحتلال منظومة القبّة الحديدية على نطاق واسع في المنطقة الجنوبية وغلاف غزة. من جهتها، كشفت قناة «كان» العبرية أن السلطات الإسرائيلية تدرس ثلاثة خيارات للتعامل مع القطاع، تَتمثّل في فرض عقوبات مدنية، وهجمات محسوبة، واستخدام الوسطاء، مشيرةً إلى أنه ما لم تؤدّ البالونات إلى سقوط قتلى فلن تدخل دولة الاحتلال في مواجهة.

في هذا الوقت، أعلنت الوحدات الشعبية التي تطلق البالونات الحارقة أنها ستُكثّف عملها خلال الفترة المقبلة، في ظلّ تعنّت الاحتلال في الاستجابة لمطالب المقاومة، فيما أمهلت وحدات الإرباك الليلي، التي تطلق على نفسها تسمية «سيف»، دولة العدو، حتى مساء الجمعة لرفع الحصار، وإلا فستستأنف عملها على طول الحدود الشرقية لقطاع غزة. كذلك، وفي رسالة غير مباشرة بالاستعداد للمواجهة، نشر الموقع الرسمي للجناح العسكري لحركة «حماس» وعدد من قنواته على مواقع التواصل الاجتماعي صورة لمقاتل من «كتائب القسام» يحمل سلاحاً مضادّاً للطائرات.

Incendiary Balloons Launched from Gaza at Zionist Settlements Spark 16 Fires, Injure One Israeli Soldier

August 11, 2020

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A large number of incendiary balloons were launched from Gaza at the Zionist settlements in the Strip’s vicinity, which sparked 16 fires and injured one Israeli soldier, Israeli media outlets mentioned.

In details, an Israeli soldier suffered moderate wounds when he was fighting fire in Kissufim settlement, they added.

According to Zionist reports, the Israeli enemy deployed systems to intercept the incendiary balloons, vowing a harsh response.

Meanwhile, the defense minister Benny Gantz is scheduled to undergo medical checks upon which it would be decided if he had to have a surgery, according to the Zionist reports which added that the deterioration of Gantz medical situation is caused by an old injury he suffered when he was serving in the Paratroopers Brigade.

Source: Al-Manar English Website

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حزب الله: صفقة القرن ولدت ميتة وسنكون حاضرين لتحقيق إنجازات كبرى وتحوّلات عظيمة في لبنان

الشيخ قاسم لـ"العهد": تجويع لبنان تديره أمريكا من أجل تحقيق أهداف "اسرائيل"

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أكد حزب الله انّ صفقة القرن ميتة من لحظة الإعلان عنها، لافتاً الى انّ أميركا تملك أن تعلن ما تريد، لكنها لا تستطيع فرض وسلب فلسطين من أهلها. من ناحية اخرى شدّد حزب الله على اننا مقبلون على تنشيط القطاعين الزراعي والصناعي، اللذين يشكلان غنى لكلّ لبنان، وسوف نكون على قدر المسؤولية، وسنكون حاضرين لتحقيق إنجازات كبرى وتحولات عظيمة في هذا البلد، ونمتلك إمكانات هائلة».

وفي هذا السياق أكد نائب الأمين العام لحزب الله الشيخ نعيم قاسم أن «صفقة القرن ميتة من لحظة الإعلان عنها، لأنها من طرف واحد، ولأنها جزء من مسيرة الظلم الدولي، وبسبب إجماع الشعب الفلسطيني على رفضها ومواجهتها والإجماع الدولي تقريبا»، مشددا «علينا أن نتحد حول فلسطين ومن أجلها، ومن أجل كل منطقتنا، ومن أجل العدالة وأحرار العالم».

كلام قاسم جاء في كلمة ألقاها في ملتقى «متحدون ضد صفقة القرن وخطة الضم»، الذي انعقد عبر شبكة التواصل الإلكتروني.

افتتاح ملتقى "متحدون ضد صفقة القرن وخطة الضم" .. دعوات لبناء استراتيجية شاملة لإسقاط الصفقة

وأكد أنّ «المقاومة بأشكالها هي التي تحمي بقاء فلسطين لأهلها ومستقبل أجيالها، والاتحاد حولها ومعها، يسرع معركة التحرير ويعطل شرعنة الاحتلال، فهم ليسوا أقوياء: «لا يقاتلونكم جميعاً، إلا في قرى محصّنة أو من وراء جدر، بأسهم بينهم شديد، تحسبهم جميعاً وقلوبهم شتى، ذلك بأنهم قوم لا يعقلون».

ورأى أنّ «صفقة القرن ميتة من لحظة الإعلان عنها، لأسباب هي:

أولا ـ لأنها من طرف واحد، ولا أحد معها من الطرف الثاني.

ثانيا ـ لأنها جزء من مسيرة الظلم الدولي الذي ينصب «إسرائيل» في أرض الغير، والذي لا يتمكّن من شرعنة الاحتلال.

ثالثا ـ إجماع الشعب الفلسطيني على رفضها ومواجهتها.

رابعا ـ إجماع دولي تقريباً على رفضها وعدم الاعتراف بها.

خامسا ـ أميركا تملك أن تعلن ما تريد، لكنها لا تستطيع فرض وسلب فلسطين من أهلها».

وقال: «علينا أن نتحد حول فلسطين ومن أجلها، ومن أجل كلّ منطقتنا، ومن أجل العدالة وأحرار العالم، فاتحادنا حول فلسطين أعاق خطط إسرائيل والمستكبرين، ودعم المقاومة واستمراريتها، وعزز الأمل بالتحرير واتحادنا عطل ويعطل خيارات المحتل ومعه أميركا».

وإذ حيا «كل أشكال الوحدة الفلسطينية بين فتح وحماس، ومع كل الفصائل الفلسطينية»، أشار إلى أنه «عندما يكون الهدف تحرير فلسطين والسبيل مقاومة الاحتلال، لا تستطيع إسرائيل أن تحقق ما تريد ولو اجتمعت معها الدنيا»، مؤكدا «نعم، نحن متحدون ضد صفقة القرن وخطة الضم الصهيونية، كما أن مقولة الجيش الذي لا يقهر، سقطت بفعل مقاومتنا المتحدة في فلسطين ولبنان، لأننا متحدون بالهدف والسبيل، بالتحرير والمقاومة».

من جهة أخرى أكد عضو «كتلة الوفاء للمقاومة» النائب إيهاب حمادة، في كلمة ألقاها خلال لقاء استضافه مركز «الجواد» للتنمية والإرشاد الزراعي في الهرمل «أننا في معركة مستجدة، وعنوان جديد للمقاومة، ومقبلون على تنشيط القطاعين الزراعي والصناعي، اللذين يشكلان غنى لكل لبنان، وسوف نكون على قدر المسؤولية، وسنكون حاضرين لتحقيق إنجازات كبرى وتحوّلات عظيمة في هذا البلد، ونمتلك إمكانات هائلة».

ورأى أنّ «السلبية الكبرى في ارتفاع سعر الدولار، الوضع الاقتصادي العالمي والمحلي، ويمكن أن تكون حافزاً حقيقياً لإعادة الإنتاج المحلي والاستهلاك، وتغيير البنية الاقتصادية التاريخية الموجودة منذ التسعينيات، إلى بنية حقيقية، تشكل عنواناً للنهضة، من خلال التكامل في القطاعات الإنتاجية».

وختم «الريع الذي كان يشكل عموداً واحداً يقوم عليه الاقتصاد اللبناني، أوصلنا إلى ما نحن عليه، على مستوى الواقع الاقتصادي»، داعياً إلى أن «يكون هناك ريع وسياحة، إضافة إلى الزراعة والصناعة، اللتين تشكلان عمدة الاقتصاد في البلد».

الشيخ نعيم قاسم معزياً بالدكتور شلح: فقدنا مخلصاً ومجاهداً ليس في تاريخه الا الجهاد وفلسطين
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PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in Palestine (02– 08 July 2020)

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July 10, 2020 3:56 AM

Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR)

Summary

Israeli forces continued to commit crimes and multi-faceted violations against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, abuse and attacks on civilians. This week, IOF’s excessive use of force rendered 21 injuries among Palestinian civilians, including two children, during attacks on peaceful protests in the West Bank.

Furthermore, in Salfit, armed illegal Israeli settlers shot and injured two Palestinian civilians, one critically.

During the reporting period, Sa’di Khalil al-Gharabli (74), a Palestinian from Gaza, died in Israeli prison after spending 26 years in confinement. Al-Gahrabli died at Kaplan Medical Center in Israel, where he was recently transferred from al-Ramlah prison after his health condition deteriorated. Al-Gharabli suffered a prostate cancer, high blood pressure and diabetes, which he developed while in prison.

Over the past several weeks, the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem witnessed wide-scale demolitions and distribution of demolition notices of civilian houses and properties as well as confiscation of lands for establishing roads for settlements. This development comes as Israeli occupation authorities prepare to commence its annexation plan of large parts of West Bank territories.

This week, PCHR documented 145 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli and settlers in the occupied Palestinian Territories (oPt).

Israeli Forces shooting and violation of right to bodily integrity: Israeli forces shot and wounded 21 Palestinians, including 2 children, in excessive use of force against peaceful protests in the West Bank: 2 in Nablus; and 12, including 2 children, in Kufur Qaddoum weekly protests; and 7 were wounded in military invasion into Abu Dis village in occupied East Jerusalem.

In Gaza, opened fire at fishermen on 6 separate occasions; Israeli warplanes also launched several airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, one against a farm, and another on an agricultural land in al-Zaitoun neighborhood, eastern Gaza City. The airstrikes resulted in damage to the farm and nearby homes.

Israeli army incursions and arrests of Palestinian civilians: Israeli Forces carried out 78 incursions into the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem. Those incursions included raids of civilian houses and shootings, enticing fear among civilians, and attacking many of them.

During this week’s incursions, 71 Palestinians were arrested, including 4 children and a woman. Forces confiscated Palestinian property, including cash and gold jewellery.

In the Gaza Strip, Israeli Forces stationed at Beit Hanoun “Erez” crossing arrested a Palestinian from Gaza while en route to Tel HaShomer Hospital in Israel for a bone marrow donation for his ill brother.

Settlement expansion activities and settlers’ attacks: IOF continued its settlement expansion operations in the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, PCHR documented 13 violations, including:

PCHR also documented 3 settler attacks that included firearm assault in Salfit that rendered 2 Palestinian civilians wounded, one critically, as well as arsenal attacks on private lands in Nablus, and racist verbal assaults in Hebron.

Israeli closure policy and restrictions on freedom of movement: The Gaza Strip continues to suffer the worst closure in the history of the Israeli occupation of the oPt as it has entered the 14th consecutive year, without any improvement to the movement of persons and goods, humanitarian conditions and bearing catastrophic consequences on all aspects of life.

Furthermore, since the PA ended security coordination with Israeli authorities in May 2020, hundreds of critically ill patients whose condition cannot afford delays in treatment were denied travel. This was amplified by the restrictions put in place by IOF since March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, that had already had grave implications on the humanitarian and economic situation of the Gaza Strip population.

Recently, a very limited number of individual cases of patients who have obtained medical referrals and financial coverage to Israel were able to travel, and some others referred to Israeli organizations working in the field of health for assistance in coordination.

Meanwhile, IOF continued to divide the West Bank into separate cantons with key roads blocked by the Israeli occupation since the Second Intifada and with temporary and permanent checkpoints, where civilian movement is restricted, and they are subject to arrest.
 
I. Violation of the Right to Life and Bodily Integrity/Shooting and other Violations:

  • At approximately 09:00 on Thursday, 02 July 2020, Israeli gunboats stationed north west of Beit Lahia in northern Gaza Strip, chased and heavily opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing within the allowed fishing area (3 nautical miles). Fishermen, as a result of that, panicked and sailed back to the shore. No casualties were reported.
  • At approximately 15:00 on the same Thursday, a number of Palestinian young men gathered in Bab al-Zawiyah area in the center of Hebron. They threw stones at Israeli soldiers stationed at a military checkpoint established at the entrance to al-Shuhada’a Street, which is closed. Israeli soldiers fired several rubber bullets and tear gas canisters at stone-throwers and chased them between commercial shops. As a result, a number of stone-throwers suffocated due to tear gas inhalation. No arrests were reported.
  • At approximately 20:30, Israeli gun boats stationed west of Rafah in southern Gaza Strip, chased and heavily opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing within the allowed fishing area (6 nautical miles). They surrounded 2 fishing boats and arrested 4 fishermen who were on board. Namely: Mohammed Zeyad Ali Syam (24), Emad Omer Mohammed al-Bardawil (22), Wadee’a Ismail Mohammed al-Bardawil (22) and Khalid Sameer Ali al-Bardawil (23).
  • At approximately 11:30 on Friday, 03July 2020, a peaceful protest took part from the center of Asirah northern village, north of Nablus, into lands threatened to be confiscated in al-Marj and Beit al-Zaki areas in Ebal Mount, east of the above-mentioned village. The protest was organized upon calls of the village residents and with participation of national factions in Nablus. The participants raised Palestinian flags and chanted slogans against IOF, settlers, Israeli annexation plan, and the U.S president Donald Trump’s Middle East plan. When the participants arrived at the area, a large number of IOF were waiting for them in the area. The participants performed Friday prayer in the above-mentioned land while Israeli soldiers were surrounding them and chanted slogans against IOF and settlers at the end of the prayer. IOF immediately suppressed the protest and fired live and rubber bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at them. As a result, 2 civilians were wounded; one of them was shot with a live bullet in his left leg and the other was shot in his chest with a sound bomb.
  • It should be noted that Israeli settlers recently established 2 houses in the area and brought their belongings and sheep to it and seized control over the area adjacent to a military camp established in the above-mentioned mount in premier to establish a settlement outpost, alleging that there is a historical shrine for them in the area, knowing that 6000 dunams of lands are owned by Palestinians in the area that is threatened to be confiscated.
  • At approximately 13:00, IOF stationed at the northern entrance to Kufur Qaddoum village, north of Qalqilia, suppressed a protest in which dozens of Palestinian civilians participated. IOF chased young men who gathered in the area, confronted them, and fired rubber bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at them. As a result, 12 civilians, including 2 children, were shot with rubber bullets. (the names of the wounded civilians are available at PCHR)
  • At approximately 17:00 on the same Friday, an Israeli infantry unit stormed al-Aroub refugee camp, north of Hebron. Soldiers indiscriminately fired tear gas canisters between houses alleging that a military watchtower established at the camp’s entrance was stoned. Many civilians suffocated due to tear gas inhalation.
  • At approximately 21:00 on the same Friday, a number of Palestinian young men gathered near al-Jabal area in Abu Dis village, east of occupied east Jerusalem, and threw stones and Molotov Cocktails at an Israeli military border point established in the area. A large Israeli force stormed the village and fired rubber bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the protestors and civilians as confrontations erupted in the area. As a result, 7 civilians were wounded. One of the wounded was shot with a live bullet in his body’s lower limb and, causing him severe bleeding and he was transferred to a local hospital. Other wounded civilians were shot with rubber bullets and they received medical treatment on the field. Also, 13 civilians suffocated due to tear gas inhalation and 3 sustained burns.
  • At approximately 23:30 on the same Friday, IOF stormed Zabuba village, west of Jenin. a number of Palestinian young men gathered in the center of the village and threw stones at Israeli military vehicles that raided the village. Israeli soldiers immediately fired tear gas canisters at stone-throwers and chased them. A number of civilians suffocated due to tear gas inhalation and they received medical treatment on the field. IOF also arrested Mojahed Nayaz Jaradat (17) and released him later.
  • At approximately 02:00 on Saturday, 04 June 2020, Israeli gunboats stationed northwest of Beit Lahia in northern Gaza Strip chased and heavily opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing within the allowed fishing area (3 nautical miles ). Fishermen, as a result, of that, panicked and had to sail back to the shore fearing for their lives. No casualties were reported.
  • At approximately 17:00 on Sunday, 06 July 2020, Israeli gunboats stationed west of Rafah in southern Gaza Strip, opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing within the allowed fishing area (4 nautical miles). Fishermen, as a result, of that, panicked and had to sail back to the shore fearing for their lives. Neither casualties nor material damage was reported.
  • At approximately 22:20 on the same Sunday, Israeli warplanes launched a missile at a shepherds farm built on an area of 130 square meters owned by Mohsen Mohammed Salamah Abu Namous (53), in east of al-Zaytoun neighborhood, east of Gaza City. As a result, part of tools used for grazing the sheep and the farm’s outward wall were destroyed. No casualties were reported. The bombardment also caused partial damage in 3 nearby houses owned by Abu Namous family.
  • At the same time, Israeli warplanes launched 4 missiles at an agricultural land, east of al-Zaytoun neighborhood, east of Gaza City. As a result, civilians’ houses that are in the area sustained partial damage. No casualties were reported.
  • At approximately 16:30 on Monday, 06 July 2020, Israeli gunboats stationed adjacent to Khan Younis shore in southern Gaza Strip, opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing within the allowed fishing area. Fishermen, as a result of that, panicked and had to sail back to the shore fearing for their lives. Neither casualties nor material damage was reported.
  • At approximately 15:00 on Tuesday, 07 July 2020, a number of Palestinian young men gathered in Bab al-Zawiyah area, set tire on fire, and threw stones at Israeli soldiers stationed at a military checkpoint established at al-Shuhada’a street, which is closed. Israeli soldiers immediately fired rubber bullets, sound bombs, and tear gas canisters at the young men and chased them. As a result, a number of stone-throwers suffocated due to tear gas inhalation.
  • On Wednesday, 08 July 2020, Palestinian detained in Israeli prisons for the past 26 years, Sa’di Khalil al-Gharabli (74) from Gaza City, was pronounced dead in Kaplan Medical Center where he was recently transferred from al-Ramlah prison after his health condition Al-Gharabli suffered a prostate cancer, high blood pressure and diabetes, which he developed while in prison.PCHR communicated with al-Gharabli’s family after contradictory news about his death emerged the previous day due to the deterioration of his health condition. Accordingly, PCHR’s lawyer attempted to visit al-Gharabli in Kaplan Medical Center, but the hospital administration informed him that he should obtain the approval of the prison service. When PCHR’s lawyers contacted al-Ramlah Prison’s administration where al-Gharabli was detained, they stalled and refused his request for a visit permit.Al-Gharabli, has been detained since 1994 and sentenced to life imprisonment. The Israeli authorities disregarded the repeated calls for his release as is standard in such humanitarian cases, despite their knowledge of the deterioration of his health. Al-Gharabli was left to die in prison despite his age and having spent a very long period in prison.

 
II. Incursions and Arrests

Thursday, 02 July 2020:

  • At approximately 01:00, IOF moved into Ramin village, eats of Tulkarem. They raided and searched several houses and arrested Khaled Adnan Mohammed Salman (28).
  • At approximately 01:30, IOF reinforced with several military vehicles moved into Hebron and stationed in Ras al-Joura. They raided and searched Mohannad Hussain Falah al-Natsha’s (29) house and arrested him.
  • At approximately 02:00, IOF reinforced with several military vehicles moved into moved into al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of Hebron. They raided and searched Alaa Mohammed al-Titi’s (17) house and arrested him.
  • At approximately 02:00, IOF moved into Tulkarem. They raided and searched several houses and arrested Mahmoud Abdul Rahman Khalaf (26).
  • At approximately 02:00, IOF moved into al-Saf street, in the central Bethlehem. They raided and searched Ramadan Zeyad Janazra’s (26) house and handed him a summons to refer to the Israeli Intelligence Services in “Gush Etzion” Settlement, south of the city.
  • At approximately 03:00, IOF moved into Abu Dis, east of the occupied East Jerusalem. They raided and searched Omar Yousef Makharza’s (17) house and arrested him.
  • At approximately 03:05, IOF moved into Jenin, north of the West Bank. They raided and searched several houses and arrested Mohammed Omar al-Jamal (31), from his house in al-Marah neighborhood, and Nasser Zeidan al-Jada’ (32), from his house in Kharouba neighborhood, north of the city.
  • At approximately 05:30, IOF moved into al-Tiba village, west of Jenin, north of the West Bank. They raided and searched Aws Ibrahim Ali Jabarin’s (21) house and arrested him.
  • At approximately 17:00, Israeli special unit arrested Nidal Na’eem Abu Akar (52), while present in Caritas area, north of Bethlehem, and took him to an unknown destination. It should be noted that Abu Akar is a former prisoner in the Israeli prisons.
  • At approximately 18:30, IOF severely beat and arrested Ehab Mohammed Abu Sunaina (18), while present near Bab al-Asbat “Lions’ Gate”, which is one of the Al-Aqsa Mosque gates in Jerusalem, in the occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City. Eyewitnesses said that IOF stationed at Bab al-Asbat, stopped Abu Sunaina to check his ID card before they severely beat him and arrested him.
  • IOF carried out an incursion in al-Ma’ajeen neighborhood, west of Nablus. No arrests were reported.
  • At approximately 21:10 on Thursday, Israeli gunboats stationed northwest of Beit Lahia in northern Gaza Strip, chased and sporadically opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing within the allowed fishing area (3 nautical miles). As a result, fishermen panicked and had to sail back to the shore fearing for their lives. No casualties were reported.

Friday, 03 July 2020:

  • At approximately 05:00, IOF moved into Zububa village, west of Jenin, north of the West Bank. They raided and searched Hussam Jamal As’ad Jaradat’s (31) house and arrested him.
  • At approximately 07:00, IOF moved into al-Taur neighborhood, east of the occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City. They raided and searched Hijazi Nazmi Abu Sbaih’s (36) house and arrested him.
  • IOF carried out (3) incursions in Ein Yabroud and Bettin villages in Ramallah, and ‘Atouf village, southeast of Tubas in the northern valleys. No arrests were reported.

Sunday, 05 July 2020:

  • At approximately 01:00, IOF reinforced with several military vehicles moved into al-‘Aroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, and stationed near the UNRWA distribution center. They deployed between the Palestinian houses in the northern areas of the camp, raided and searched Abdul Karim Khaled Abu Sil’s (20) house and arrested him.
  • At approximately 02:00, Israeli infantry unit moved into al-Ras neighborhood, west of Ethna, west of Hebron, coming from the western gate established adjacent to the annexation wall. IOF stormed 3 houses under construction, 200-meters away from the annexation wall, belonging to Farajallah family. IOF conducted a training session inside the houses that included shooting and withdrew from the area in the early morning.
  • At approximately 12:00, IOF stationed at a temporary military checkpoint at Jerusalem-Jericho street, the main road leading to al-Khan al-Ahmar village, east of the occupied East Jerusalem, arrested Saleh Majdi Saleh Abu Zeid (20), from Birzeit.
  • IOF carried out (2) incursions in Ein Yabroud and Bettin villages in Ramallah. No arrests were reported.

Monday, 06 July 2020:

  • At approximately 01:00, IOF moved into Kherbet Bani Harith, northwest of Ramallah. They raided and searched two houses belonging to Adnan Tal’at Hamouda (27) and Mohammed Motea’ Hamouda (24) and arrested them.
  • At approximately 01:40, IOF moved into Ein Yabroud village, northeast of Ramallah. They raided and searched two houses belonging to Farhan Hosni Dahabra and Adel Nadeem Hoy, and arrested them.
  • At approximately 02:00, IOF reinforced with several military vehicles moved into south of Hebron. They raided Mashhour Mahmoud al-‘Ajlouni’s house and arrested him.
  • At approximately 02:40, IOF moved into Deir Ghasana, northwest of Ramallah. They raided and searched Mo’tasem Naser Mes’hal’s (25) house and arrested him.
  • At approximately 03:00, IOF moved into Kobar village, north of Ramallah. They raided and searched Tha’er Tawfiq al-Barghouthi’s (29) house and arrested him.
  • At approximately 03:30, IOF moved into Beit Rima village, northwest of Ramallah. They raided and searched Saher Omar al-Barghouthi’s (57) house in al-Batha neighborhood, the father of the PCHR’s fieldworker, Huda al-Barghouthi. Huda said that IOF detained all the family in one room in the house and ordered her to call her brother, Emran, to surrender himself; otherwise they will arrest his family. Meanwhile, IOF accurately searched the house and confiscated a golden ring, cigarettes, and (1,300 NIS), and arrested Saher and his son Saddam (30). Later, IOF released Saher and Saddam and ordered them to surrender Emran. However, Saher al-Barghouthi received about 7 phone calls from the Israeli security officer to surrender his son Emran or they will storm their house again.
  • At approximately 05:00, IOF moved into Deir Qdais village, west of Ramallah. They raided and searched several houses and arrested Sami Mahmoud Naser (22).
  • Around the same time, IOF moved into Bettin village, east of Ramallah. They raided and searched Lotfi Tharwat al-Kilani’s (26) house and arrested him.
  • At approximately 10:00, IOF stationed at Beit Hanoun “Erez” checkpoint, north of the Gaza Strip, arrested Abdullah Shaker Mohammed al-Daghma (38), from Tal al-Sultan neighborhood in Rafah. The family of the detainee said to PCHR’s fieldworker that Abdullah, a father of 4 children, was heading to “Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer” in Israel, for a bone marrow donation for his brother Hani (45), who diagnosed with a blood cancer and receiving treatment several months ago in the above-mentioned hospital with a critical health condition.Al-Daghma’s family told PCHR’s fieldworker that after all family members did the necessary medical examinations; Abdullah’s results were the only ones that matched his brother. Accordingly, necessary procedures were conducted for his travel along with his sister. When they arrived at the Israeli side at Erez Crossing, ‘Abdullah was arrested while his sister was sent back to the Gaza Strip and quarantined according to the measures applied in the Gaza Strip.It should be noted that PCHR’s lawyer, in his capacity as legal representative of al-Daghmah, follows up with the Israeli authorities to determine Abdullah’s place of detention and to visit him as soon as possible.
  • At approximately 16:00, IOF moved into al-‘Isawiya village, northeast of the occupied East Jerusalem. They raided and searched Ra’fat Tareq al-Issawi’s (47) house and arrested him.
  • At approximately 18:00, IOF moved into Silwan, south of the occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City. They raided and searched Mohammed Ali al-Ghoul’s (16) house, after releasing him from al-Damoun prison where he spent 12-months in. Meanwhile, IOF rearrested him, his brother Ibrahim (18), and their father Ali (44); Mahmoud al-Bazlamit (23), and Ali al-Khayyat (21); on charge of using fireworks. Three hours later, IOF released the detainees under condition of 50 days of house arrest, ban on any connection between them, and ban the celebrations for one month.
  • IOF carried out two incursions in al-Fawwar refugee camp and al-Samoua’ in Hebron governorate. No arrests were reported.

Tuesday, 07 July 2020:

  • At approximately 00:00, IOF stationed at Beit Fourik military checkpoint on the northeastern entrance of Nablus, arrested Mohammed Khaled Banhajawi (19) and Qusai Ishaq Shehada (21), from Balata refugee camp, east of the city. IOF took them to an unknown destination.
  • At approximately 01:30, IOF moved into Beit Rima, northwest of Ramallah. They raided and searched several houses and arrested (5) civilians: Saher Omar al-Barghouthi (57), Yehya Samer al-Rimawi (19), Ahmed Husam al-Rimawi (18), Amir Ahmed al-Rimawi (18), and Yousef al-Rimawi (19).
  • At approximately 02:00, IOF moved into Tulkarem. They raided and searched several houses and arrested (7) civilians: Majd Ibrahim al-Hamshari (23), Mahmoud Atef Abu Zeina (25), Eslambolly Reyad Bdeir (29), Nour Osama Yasin (23), Mathna Fo’ad al-Masri (22), and Hasan Ra’ed al-Jamala (26).
  • Around the same time, IOF moved into Anabta village, east of Tulkarem. They raided and searched several houses and arrested Abdul Rahman Sabha (33).
  • At approximately 02:00, IOF moved into Qalqilia. They raided and searched several houses and arrested (3) civilians: Mohammed Sameeh Jabr (28), Mohammed Adel Enaya (38), and Oday Yousef Hanini (Hasayen) (24).
  • At approximately 02:30, IOF moved into Deir Abu Mesh’al village, northwest of Ramallah. They raided and searched Mousa Naser Zahran’s house and arrested him.
  • At approximately 03:00, IOF moved into Awarta village, southeast of Nablus, north of the West Bank. They raided and searched several houses and arrested Mos’ab Abdul Salam Awwad (19).
  • At approximately 05:00, IOF reinforced with several military vehicles moved into al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of Hebron. They raided and searched Mousa Ahmed Abu Hashhash’s house, and no arrest was reported.
  • At approximately 18:00, IOF arrested Nahla Sa’eed Syam (31), while present in Bab Hatta, one of al-Aqsa Mosque’s gates, in the occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City. IOF took her to one of the investigation centers in the city.
  • At approximately 21:00, IOF moved into Obaid neighborhood, northwest of al-‘Isawiya village, northeast the occupied East Jerusalem. They raided and searched Ahmed Harbi Obaid’s (29) grocery, and severely beat and arrested its owner and Eyad Dawoud Obaid (23). IOF took them to an unknown destination.
  • IOF carried out two incursions in Hebla and Qalqilia villages in Qalqilia governorate. No arrests were reported.

Wednesday, 08 July 2020:

  • At approximately 01:00, IOF moved into Qarawat Bani Hassan village, west of Salfit. They raided and searched several houses and arrested Salama Azzam Mar’i (21).
  • At approximately 01:00, IOF moved into Kufur Qaddoum village, east of Qalqilia. They raided and searched several houses and arrested Mohammed Rajab al-Qadoumi (35).
  • At approximately 01:00, IOF reinforced with several military vehicles moved into Hebron, and stationed in Karbat Zaheda area. IOF raided and searched Shadi Mohammed Mousa Shaheen’s (45) house and his tobacco factory, which is licensed by the Palestinian National Authority, and confiscated (20) barrels of Glycerin, which is used in manufacturing the tobacco, and arrested Shadi’s son.
  • Around the same time, IOF moved into Eisa neighborhood, the western side of Hebron. They raided and searched ‘Aa’ed Mohammed Haimouni’s (30) house and arrested him.
  • At approximately 01:30, IOF moved into Jeet village, northeast of Qalqilia. They raided and searched several houses and arrested Mohannad Jamal al-Sidda (25).
  • At approximately 03:00, IOF moved into Obaid neighborhood, northwest of al-Issaweya village, northeast the occupied East Jerusalem. They raided and searched two houses belonging to Mohammed Marwan Obaid (20) and Mohammed Esmat Obaid (19), and arrested them.
  • At approximately 04:00, IOF reinforced with several military vehicles moved into Surif, west of Hebron. They raided and searched Fadi Mohammed Ghuneimat’s (35) house and arrested him.
  • At approximately 04:30, IOF stationed Bab al-Asbat, arrested Mohammed Yaser Abu al-Hawa (27), while getting out from the Aqsa Mosque in the occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City and took him to one of the investigation centers in the city. It should be noted that Mohammed is a former prisoner in the Israeli prisons.
  • At approximately 09:00, IOF arrested the engineer, Bassam Khalil al-Hallaq (62), who is in charge of construction works, inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City and took him to one of the investigation centers. It should be noted that IOF arrested al-Hallaq several times on grounds of doing some construction works in the Aqsa Mosque.
  • At approximately 10:00, dozens of IOF and Intelligence Services moved into Daheyat al-Bareed area, north of the occupied East Jerusalem. They raided and searched the office of the Maps Department of the Arab Studies Society and arrested it’s director and the expert in maps and Israeli colonies, Khalil Mohammed al-Tafkaji (64), and took him to an unknown destination.It should be noted that al-Tafkaji is an expert in maps and Israeli colonies who follow up and document the settlers’ activities in the oPt, was arrested a few months ago for several hours before he was released.
  • At approximately 09:00, IOF arrested Emran Saher Al-Barghouthi (28), from Beit Rima village, northwest of Ramallah, while driving near Hilmich settlement with his father Saher al-Barghouthi (57), heading to Ofer settlement after being summonsed to refer to the Israeli Intelligence Services. Day before, Saher was arrested and released on the same day from his house in Beit Rima.
    Saher al-Barghouthi said to PCHR:“My son and I were driving our car heading to the Israeli Intelligence Services office after my son was summoned during my detention. Before we arrived to Helmich settlement, west of Ramallah, an Israeli vehicle crossed our way and arrested Emran, and took the keys of my car and locked me in it. I shouted at the Israeli soldiers while they were severely beating my son, but to no avail. In the end, they took my son and one of the soldiers ordered me to take my car and immediately leave the area, without my son”.
  • At approximately 14:00, IOF moved into Ras al-‘Amoud neighborhood, east of the occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City. They raided and searched two houses belonging to the judge in the Sharea’ court, Dr. Eyad Mohammed al-‘Abbasi (54) and Jamil Eissa al-‘Abbasi (32) and took them to al-Maskoubeya investigation center. At approximately 19:00, IOF released them on condition that cut the connection between each other and 5 more persons.
  • At approximately 18:00, IOF deployed in Hebron’s Old City’s neighborhoods, arrested Khaled Ibrahim al-Batsh (21), awhile present in Khan Shaheen area, and took him to “Kiryat Arba’” settlement’s investigation center, east of Hebron.

III. Settlement Expansion and Settler Violence in the West Bank

a. Demolition and Confiscation of Palestinian Civilian Property for Israeli Settlement Expansion Activities

  • At approximately 10:00 on Thursday, 02 July 2020, Israeli authorities accompanied with Israeli Civil Administration officers and a vehicle of the Israeli Water Authority (Mekorot) closed the entrance to Ethna village, west of Hebron. IOF stopped 4 trucks for transporting water and confiscated them under the pretext they transported stolen water from the main water line located near the bypass road (60).
  • At approximately 12:00, IOF accompanied with Israeli Civil Administration officers moved into Khelet Mosbah in western ‘Aqrabah village, southeast of Nablus. IOF confiscated 2 diggers belonging to Shaker Shokri Lafi Bani Fadel and Fares al-Jama’ni, under the pretext of illegal working in Area C. Shaker and Fares were building an agricultural street in the area.
    Suhail Sameeh ‘Abed al-Fattah, a digger driver, told PCHR’s fieldworker that “At approximately 12:00, a digger driver and I were building an agricultural road in Khelet Mosbah area in western ‘Aqrabah village, southeast of Nablus, through 2 diggers belonging to Shaker Bani Fadel and Fares al-Jama’ni. During which, we found 4 Israeli vehicles carrying soldiers, who stepped out of the vehicles and approached us. They got into the diggers and forcibly ordered us to step out. They confiscated the diggers under the pretext of illegal working in Area C. IOF took the diggers to an unknown destination and left us in the area.”
  • On Thursday, 02 July 2020, Shalaldah and ‘Arameen families implemented the Israeli Municipality order and self-demolished their houses in al-Sahel neighborhood in al-Tour village, east of occupied East Jerusalem, under the pretext of non-licensing. Waleed Shalaldah said that Jerusalem Municipality court issued a decision to stop construction works in the 2 houses, under the pretext of non-licensing.On Wednesday, the Ministry of Interior stated that the demolition order must implement within 72 hours or the 2 families will pay the demolition costs estimated at NIS 10,000 for the municipality. Shalaldah pointed out that his house along with his neighbor ‘Arameen’s house were built few months ago on an area of 130 square meters. Hussain ‘Arameen said that it was supposed to live in the house with his wife and their 8 children.
  • On Sunday, 05 July 2020, IOF backed by military construction vehicles moved into Kherbet ‘Allan in al-Shona area, north of al-Jeftlik village, north of Jericho. IOF were deployed in the area, where they arrested Mousa Ahmed Salem Jahaleen while working in his agricultural land and took him to an unknown destination. Also, IOF confiscated Jahaleen’s bulldozer under the pretext of working in Area C.
  • On Tuesday, 07 July 2020, an Israeli police force accompanied with Israeli Municipality staff moved into al-‘Isawiya village, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem, for the 2nd consecutive day and hanged demolition notices on 15 residential and commercial facilities, under the pretext of non-licensing. Mohammed Abu al-Humus, Member of al-‘Isawiya Follow-up Committee, said that on Monday and Tuesday morning, IOF accompanied with Israeli Municipality staff moved into al-‘Isawiya village, where they hanged demolition notices on 15 residential and commercial facilities; some of them were under-construction while others were inhabited. He also pointed out that most of the owners obtained decisions from the Israeli Municipality to freeze the demolition.Abu al-Humus added that among the notified facilities were: Rafat Tareq al-‘Issawiy’s house that was bulldozed by IOF in 2013, houses belonging to ‘Eliyan, Dari and Mahmoud families, and Ihsan Abu al-Humus’s barrack. Abu al-Humus clarified that the Israeli Municipality photographed dozens of facilities and streets in the village. He added that the Israeli Municipality recurrent incursions and distributing demolition notices and summonses to refer to the municipality caused confusion and instability among the villagers, who attempt to license their facilities, but in vain.
  • At approximately 06:00 on Tuesday, 07 July 2020, Israeli military construction vehicles demolished a retaining wall in ‘Ein al-Jowizah area, north of al-Walajah village, west of Bethlehem, under the pretext of non-licensing. An activist Ibrahim ‘Awadallah, from al-Walajah village, said that the Israeli military construction vehicles demolished a retaining wall surrounding Ahmed al-Atrash’s house in ‘Ein al-Jowizah area, under the pretext of non-licensing. ‘Awadallah pointed out that this area is exposed to a fierce attack by settlers, including demolishing houses and retaining wall, levelling lands, distributing notices to stop construction, and summoning dozens of civilians for investigation.‘Ein al-Jowizah area is located within the Israeli municipality boundaries in occupied East Jerusalem, and its residents are obliged to pay taxes “Arnona” even though they do not have a Jerusalemite identity card. Observers and experts in the settlement issue believe that the Israeli authorities are launching a campaign against al-Walajah village, aiming at completing the construction of the annexation wall and implementing new settlement plans, including confiscating more lands in favor of the so-called “Israeli National Park.”
  • At approximately 06:00 on Wednesday, 08 July 2020, Israel Nature and Parks Authority’s crews accompanied with IOF raided a bricks workshop in Wadi al-Jouz neighborhood, east of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City. The workshop belongs to civilians from al-Salimah, Marar, Srour and Abu Nab families. The Israel Nature and Parks Authority’s crews and IOF demolished the workshop and confiscated its contents estimated at NIS 500000, under the pretext of being in “National Parks” lands, where construction is prohibited.The workshop owners said that the Israel Nature and Parks Authority’s crews completely surrounded the industrial area in Wadi al-Jouz and raided the workshop. They demolished the workshop and confiscated its contents, including 3 bulldozers, 2 mounted-crane trucks, 14 tractors, concrete emptying and casting machines, tiles and stones. The workshop owners pointed out that the Israel Nature and Parks Authority’s crews handed them along with other workers summonses to refer to the Israel Nature and Parks Authority and Israeli Ministry of Interior and ordered him to pay the transportation and confiscation costs. The workshop owners clarified that the Israel Nature and Parks Authority’s crews implemented the demolition and confiscations before the court hearing, which is slated to be held in August 2020. The workshop owners pointed out that their losses are estimated at NIS 500,000, and many workers lost their work.
  • At approximately 09:00, IOF accompanied with a bulldozer raided Eyad Abu Subaieh’s house in Silwan village, south of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City. IOF vacated the house contents as a prelude to demolish it. During which, lawyer Sami Irsheed managed to freeze the demolition order, so the IOF withdrew and stole some of the house contents. Abu Subaieh clarified that his family comprising of 9 members lives in the house from 3 years and after raiding their house, they vacated all its contents for fear of demolishing the house. He added that after the lawyer managed to freeze the demolition for 21 days, they found that IOF stole a piece of gold belonging to his wife, in addition to mobile phones, devices, glasses, and other contents. Abu Subaieh added that he informed a soldier about the stolen items, then the soldier replied: “go and file a complaint!”
  • At approximately 10:00, IOF backed by Israeli military construction vehicles and accompanied with Israeli Civil Administration officers moved into Hamida area in Yatta, south of Hebron. The Israeli Civil Administration officers demolished a livestock bran built of sheds and iron angels. During which, al-Najada family self-demolished their livestock sheds for fear of confiscating them. It should be noted that Israeli authorities sell the confiscated items in a public auction and if their owners want to recover them, Israeli authorities compel them to pay high financial amounts, impose fines on them and prevent them from using these items in Area C.
  • At approximately 11:00, Israel Nature and Parks Authority’s crews accompanied with IOF raided Omar and Ismai’l Samareen’s plot of land in Wadi al-Rababa neighborhood in Silwan village, south of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City. The Israel Nature and Parks Authority’s crews and IOF demolished a room built of tin plates and used as a store of agricultural tools, under the pretext of non-licensing. Omar Samareen said that he built 20-square-meter room in his plot of land in Wadi al-Rababah neighborhood 3 years ago to put the agricultural tools in it. He added that he was previously handed several demolition notices, but he appealed the decision and the court did not issue a final decision. Samareen pointed out that the Israeli Municipality and Israel Nature and Parks Authority deprive the lands owners of using their lands, as construction in this area is prohibited.
  • At the same time, IOF handed a notice to seize 689 square meters belonging to Qarawet Bani Hassan lands, west of Salfit. This plot of land is property of Ratib Mohammed ‘Abdullah Khatib, from Sertah village. Khatib said that: ” I was notified by IOF and informed about the seizure notice by the municipality. On 08 July 2020, IOF hanged the seizure notice on my 698-square-meter land located between Bedia and Sertah villages. It should be noted that I previously filed a case in the court about removing a workshop and the court stop the demolition.”
  • At approximately 12:00, Israeli bulldozers demolished foundations of Eyad and Feras Nabil Da’na’s house in Silwan village, south of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City. It should be noted that Eyad and Feras implemented the Israeli Municipality order and self-demolished their house 3 weeks ago, under the pretext of non-licensing. Feras Da’nah said that IOF insisted on raiding the house and demolished its foundations, despite having self-demolished it 3 weeks ago. He clarified that both his family and his brother’s (11 persons) lived in the 140-square-meter house for the past 10 months.
  • At approximately 19:00, Israeli bulldozers cut and broke 200 olive trees in al-Shajarah area in Yasouf village, east of Salfit. These trees belong to the heirs of the Musleh family. Mohammed Musleh said that: “on 08 July 2020, Israeli bulldozes moved into al-Shajarah area in Yasouf village, east of Salfit, where they cut and broke 200 olive trees belonging to me and cousins.” It should be noted that IOF did not hand us any notices to demolish the trees and they suddenly raided the land and bulldozed the trees as a prelude to establish a settlement road.”

b. Israeli Settler Violence

  • At approximately 19:00 on Friday, 03 June 2020, dozens of Israeli settlers, from “Kiryat ‘Arba’” settlement, which is established on Palestinians’ confiscated lands in eastern Hebron, gathered in Palestinian agricultural lands in Wad al-Husain area, east of Hebron. Israeli settlers chanted racist slogans calling for killing Arabs. It should be noted that Israeli forces were present in the area and made no attempt to stop the settlers.
  • At approximately 14:00 on Saturday, 04 July 2020, Israeli settlers, from ” Price Tag groups”, set fire to Palestinians’ lands in the western mount in Hawarah village. As a result, dozens of dunams were burnt.
  • At approximately 16:00 on Sunday, 05 July 2020, at least 8 armed settlers opened fire at 4 Palestinian farmers working in their agricultural land in Khelet Hassan area in Bidia village, west of Salfit. As a result, Mohanad Omar Sadeq ‘Asi (52) was shot and injured with a live bullet that settled in his waist; and Dawoud ‘Abed al-Rahman Salama al-Wafiyia (58), was shot and injured with 2 live bullets in the shoulder and neck. Following that, Palestinian young men gathered in the area and confronted the settlers while the mentioned farmers were taken to Yaser ‘Arafat Hospital for treatment. ‘Asi was in critical heath condition, so he was referred to Plension Hospital in Israel.

حتمية الحماية الشعبية وفك الارتباط لا لرمي العبء على حزب الله وحده! – عادل سماره

المصدر

حتمية الحماية الشعبية وفك الارتباط لا لرمي العبء على حزب الله وحده! – عادل سماره

صحيح أن السيد نصر الله قد أوصل  الموقف إلى أقصاه حيث كرر سنقتلك ثلاثاً. وهذا يعني أن الحزب أخذ كامل الاستعداد للمواجهة إن لم يكن هناك من سبيل آخر. وفي الحقيقة هذا دور حزب مقاتل. ولكن، حزب الله ليس كل لبنان ولا كل محور المقاومة، ليس هو الشعب، ليس هو المقاول في التصدي والمقاومة وحده على أن يكتفي الجميع بالهتاف.نقرأ ونسمع خطابات ومقالات متحمسة وتُحمِّس ضد قيصر والكيان والتطبيع، ولكن لا نسمع، بل لم نشاهد  في السياسة والاجتماع مواقف ذات مضمون حقيقي مقابل المضمون القتالي لحزب الله.وللتوضيح، فإن التحديات المفروضة والعدوانات الجارية لا تشير إلى حتمية الحرب، وليس صحيحا الاستنامة لحتمية الحرب بالاعتماد فقط على حزب الله.  أي ماذا تعملون؟ 

ألمح السيد في حديثه إلى التوجه شرقا، ولكن هذا يشترط قرار سيادي دولاني لتنفيذه، هذا مع أنه كان يجب أن يحصل منذ عقود. فتحويل وجهة اقتصاد من جغرافيا إلى أخرى لا يتم بقرار  وحسب وإنما بسيرورة مما يجعل هذا القرار، إن تم اتخاذه، رهنا بوقت ليس بالقصير حتى وإن كان في مجال التجارة وليس الإنتاج.يفتح هذا الحديث على وجوب رفد المقاومة المقاتلة بالظهير الشعبي.ليس سهلاً كما يبدو أن تقوم السلطات السياسية في محور المقاومة بانتهاج سياسات جذرية تصل التحول الفعلي مثلا نحو الشرق. هذا إضافة إلى أن التوجه شرقاً هو ايضا يجب أن لا يحتوي في أحشائه بذور نمط من التبعية، حتى لو  كان رحيماً لأن مشروعنا عروبي لنا ولكل الشركاء من غير العرب.ليس سهلاً، لأن هذا كان يجب ان يحصل منذ عقود، أو على الأقل منذ بدء الحروب ضد سوريا ومحور المقاومة عموما، ورغم تكرار الدعوات لذلك لم يحصل.وقد يكون السبب الرئيس وجود قوى في الأنظمة نفسها، قوى طبقية داخل البلد ممسكة بكثير من مفاصله إن لم نقل تلابيبه تعاند هذا التحول وتربح وتضارب. لذا، نكرر المبنى التالي للتوجه إقليميا والتوجه شرقا، أو للقطيعة مع الغرب بأنه في البدء على الأقل  قرار شعبي لا رسمي، هذا معنى حرب الشعب. فالسلطة في أية دولة هي سلطة طبقية، وغالبا في  التشكيلات الإجتماعية الإقتصادية الراسمالية أو الراسمالية المحيطية هي من الطبقة البرجوازية وأحيانا كثيرة من جناحها الكمبرادوري أو جناحها ذي التوجه التنموي بإيديولوجيته القومية. ولتوضيح هذا الحديث، فإن متاجرة الأنظمة قومية وتنموية الاتجاه في مصر وسوريا والعراق في الفترة ما بعد هزيمة حرب حزيران وحتى تسعينات القرن العشرين كانت بنسبة 70 بالمئة مع الغرب رغم أن الغرب كان هو العدو بينما التبادل مع الشرق كان ضئيلا رغم انه كان حليفنا، ولم تختلف متاجرة إيران الشاه عن متاجرة إيران الثورة في الارتباط بالسوق العالمية. هذا الارتباط هو الذي مكَّن الغرب وخاصة أمريكا من فر ض العدوان الذي من قبيل استدخال خطاب العدو أن نقبل بتسميته ” العقوبات” فالعدو يعتدي ولا يعاقب لأنه ليس سيدنا بل عدونا. إذن، نحن اليوم أمام بنية راسخة في علاقات التبعية الاقتصادية/التجارية مع العدو، رغم أننا في صراع سياسي قومي ضده، وهذا يؤكد مجددا، تحريك دور الشعب  للضغط على السلطة بالتوجه إقليميا ما أمكن وشرقا ايضا.يوصلنا هذا إلى المسألة الأساس للحديث وهي وجوب تحريك الشارع وخاصة في سوريا لتبني مسار من درجتين لإنقاذ البلد: 

التزام موديل التنمية بالحماية الشعبية اي المقاطعة ميدانياً في السوق للمنتجات الأجنبية وخاصة العدوة وإنتاج واستهلاك المنتجات المحلية اي الاستهلاك الواعي والملتزم، والتركيز على الإنتاج المحلي، تشكيل فرق شعبية لمنع التجار من عرض المنتجات الأجنبية التي لها نظير محلي. ومعروف بأن مقاطعة منتجات تعني قرار إنتاج محلي بديلا لها فالمقاطعة تفترض الشغل التنموي.

وعليه، إذا كان توازن القوى داخل النظام لا يسمح للسلطة بقرار محاصرة الفساد واستلام السلطة للتجارة الخارجية استلاما تحت رقابة مشددة، فإن المقاطعة الشعبية كجزء من موديل التنمية بالحماية الشعبية هو الذي يساعد السلطة على اتخاذ قرار مقاطعة منتجات الأعداء التي تستوردها طبقة أو شريحة الفاسدين والمضاربين على الدولار، أو يجبر السلطة على ذلك. فلا بد للشعب من أن يشعر بأن عليه ان يدخل حرب المقاطعة لا أن يلقي باللائمة على السلطة فقط. انت موجود إذا كنت مبادرا. إن موديل التنمية بالحماية الشعبية هو إنشغال وتشغيل الشعب في الإنتاج والاستهلاك ضمن بنية اقتصادية غير تابعة لمنطق علاقات الاقتصاد الرسمي الراسمالي، إنه اقتصاد الاعتماد على الذات واقتصاد التعاونيات. وهذا النهج يحاصر التجار المستورِدين ويدفع اقتصاد السلطة/الدولة لتبني هذا النهج عبر ما أسماه سمير امين فك الارتباط. أي أن التنمية موديل التنمية بالحماية الشعبية يعمل أساسا كقاعدة عملية مادية دون تبعية للاقتصاد الراسمال الرسمي وبالتالي يمهد لدفع السلطة إلى فك الارتباط. فك الارتباط هو قرار سياسي سيادي دولاني يمكن للسلطة أن تتخذه بقناعة منها، ويمكن أن تضطر له بضغط القاعدة الشعبية إذا كانت السلطة مؤمنة به لكن تحتاج لدعم او إذا لم تكن مؤمنة به ولكن ضغط الشعب يرغمها على ذلك.هذا ما نقصد به ردف المقاومة المسلحة بحرب الشعب.

هذا الموديل المزدوج المكون من: 

التنمية بالحماية الشعبية

وفك الارتباط 

موديل لا يصلح لسوريا وإيران ولبنان واليمن فقط بل يصلح لمختلف الاقتصادات التابعة والتي تعاني من التبادل اللامتكافىء منجهة وهو تبادل لصالح أعداء علانيين لهذه البلدان نفسها.إن البعد الغائب والضروري في هذا الصراع هو القوى الشعبية الثورية، لنقل الحزب الثوري الاشتراكي بالحد الأدنى الذي عليه الترويج للموديل المزدوج وتبني تنفيذه شعبيا، وهو ومضمونه اشتركي فهو وطني قومي بالضرورة.وهذا يفتح على مسألة هامة وحساسة ايضاً وهي أن هذا الحزب ببرامجه وتحليلاته واستراتيجيته يتجاوز ثرثرة الإعلام التابع والممول، والذي تدور تحليلات مُحلليه حول القضية ولا تضرب عمقها كما قال لينين: “كما يدور القط حول صحن من المرق الساخن”.يجب أن لا يكتفي أحد بنضال أحد ولا أن يتكىء أحد على مجهود أحد.  وإذ كان الحزب غائبا، فتشكيل لجان شعبية لضبط السوق ليس أمرا صعباً، وهذا ما أنجزته اللجان الشعبية في الأرض المحتلة في انتفاضة 1987 رغم عسف العدو.إن دعوات قوى ومنظمات عربية لرفض الحصار وتسيير قوافل إلى سوريا، لا يكفي، وقد لا يصل وقد يكون مصيره كمصير أكذوبة سفينة مرمرة التركية تجاه غزة، ومع ذلك لا باس بالمحاولة. ولكن الحقيقي والطبيعي هو ضرب تسويق منتجات الأعداء في الوطن العربي ضربا على نطاق شامل سواء بحرق هذه المنتجات في الشوارع كما حصل في انتفاضة 1987، أو محاسبة المستوردين، إضافة إلى ضرب مؤسسات الأعداء سواء ثقافية اقتصادية دبلوماسية…الخ.بهذا يصبح ويتم  إشراك الشارع العربي في الحرب الضروس هذه.سيكون كل هذا من الصعوبة بمكان، ولكن المقاومة الشعبية وحدها التي تردف المقاومة المسلحة، وحين تبدأ التجربة سنكتشف السحر الكامن فيها وهو أنها اقل صعوبة مما تخيلنا من بعيد نظراً لعامل التردد. كنعان-  

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معن بشور

منذ أن عشنا أيام تلك الحرب المجيدة في حياة لبنان والأمّة قبل 38 عاماً، والتي استمرت حوالي 90 يوماً، وأنا أتساءل كلّ عام عن سبب “تهميش” تلك الحرب والنقص في الاهتمام بها شعبياً وثقافياً وإعلامياً وتوثيقياً، حتى بتنا نسمّيها “اجتياحاً” فيما هي في الحقيقة الحرب العربية – الإسرائيلية الأطول في تاريخ الصراع العربي – الصهيوني، والتي خسر فيها جيش الصهاينة المئات من جنوده وكبار ضباطه، فيما قدّم اللبنانيّون والفلسطينيون والجيش العربي السوري والمتطوّعون العرب، آلاف الشهداء من مدنيين ومقاتلين، وكنت أتساءل عن سبب عدم إقامة المهرجانات والندوات والتحقيقات الإعلامية والمؤتمرات البحثية إلاّ نادراً عن حرب غنية بكلّ المعاني.. بل كنت أشعر أنّ وراء محاولات تجاهل هذا الحدث التاريخي في الماضي رغبة بمحاولات لرسم حاضرنا وإعادة ترتيب مستقبلنا بأشكال معينة…

فهل ظُلمت هذه الحرب، لأنها كانت حرباً عربية بالمعنى الكامل للكلمة، شارك فيها وطنيون لبنانيون، ومقاومون فلسطينيون، وعسكريون سوريون ومتطوّعون عرب، فجسّدوا وحدة النضال القومي وعروبة المعركة التي لا يخشى أعداؤنا شيئاً كما يخشونها، بل يسعون بكلّ وسائلهم إلى تفتيت مجتمعنا العربي وتشجيع كلّ قطر أو مكون من مكوناته على الانسلاخ عن الجسد الأكبر الذي هو الأمّة.

بل هل ظُلمت هذه الحرب، لأنها حرب شعبية بكلّ ما في كلمة شعبية من معنى، حيث ارتسمت في أتونها معادلة ما زالت ترتعد منها فرائص الأعداء وهي معادلة مقاومة لبنانية وفلسطينية تواجه جحافل العدو من أقصى الجنوب إلى قلب العاصمة، وجيش سوري يوقف تقدّم العدو على أكثر من محور في الجبل (بحمدون، عين دارة)، والبقاع (السلطان يعقوب، وبيادر العدس) في محاولة مستميتة منه قطع الطريق بين بيروت ودمشق، وهو هدف استراتيجي لهذا العدو ما زال يسعى إليه حتى اليوم، وما قانون “قيصر” هذه الأيام إلاّ أحد عناوين هذا الاستهداف.

وهل ظُلمت هذه الحرب لأنه في رحمها ولدت مقاومة لبنانية وطنية وقومية وإسلامية، نجحت بدعم حلفائها العرب والمسلمين في دحر الاحتلال عن عاصمتها وأرضها وصولاً إلى ردع عدوانه عام 2006، فقبل هذه الحرب كان الدخول إلى أيّ منطقة لبنانية نزهة، وكانت كلّ حرب إسرائيلية في لبنان اجتياحاً (عام 1972، 1978)، ولكن بعدها بات الأمر مختلفاً..

ثم هل ظُلمت هذه الحرب لأنها كانت بداية تحوّل حقيقي في موازين القوى في المنطقة، وربما في العالم، فباتت للحق قوة، بعد أن كانت القوة هي “صاحبة” الحق أينما كانت..

هل ظُلمت هذه الحرب، لأنها كشفت عجز وفشل أصحابها في تحقيق أهدافهم الرئيسية منها، وهي إخراج المقاومة من لبنان، وفرض اتفاقية صلح عليه ليكون البلد الثاني بعد مصر يوقع مثل هذه المعاهدة..

صحيح أنّ تلك الحرب أخرجت قوات المقاومة الفلسطينية من جنوب لبنان وعاصمته، ولكنها في المقابل لم تنجح في إخراج روح المقاومة من لبنان، بل إنها زادتها توهّجاً واشتعالاً وقدرات وحوّلت حركتها إلى رقم صعب في معادلة المنطقة..

وصحيح أنّ ذلك الاحتلال، وبرعاية أميركية نجح في أن يفرض اتفاقية إذعان في 17 أيار 1983، لكنه بعد أقلّ من عام شهد ذلك الاتفاق المشؤوم سقوطه المدوي بعد حرب الجبل (آب 1983)، وانتفاضة (6 شباط 1983).

وقد يقول البعض إنّ من أسباب “الظلم” و “التهميش” الذي لحق بتلك الحرب المجيدة، هو أنّ إنجازاتها كانت صنع شعب رافض للغزو بكل مكوناته، وأمّة رافضة للعدوان بكلّ أقطارها، وبالتالي لا يمكن استخدامها للإيقاع بين لبناني ولبناني، وبين عربي وعربي، بين مسلم ومسلم..

ففي تلك الحرب، كما قاتل متطوّعون من سورية واليمن والعراق ومصر وأقطار المغرب العربي، قاتل أيضاً فلسطينيون من كل الفصائل، ولبنانيون من كلّ المشارب الفكرية والسياسية والاجتماعية، حتى يمكن القول إنّ ما شهدته العقود الأربعة التي تلت تلك الحرب لم تكن إلاّ محاولات لخلق شروخ وتعميق الانقسامات في ما بين أقطار الأمّة، وداخل كلّ قطر..

لقد جاءت معاهدة سايكس – بيكو في أوائل القرن الفائت لتجزئة المنطقة جغرافياً وأفقياً، ثم جاء المشروع الصهيوني – الأميركي، الحرب المظلومة في لبنان أحد تجلياته، من أجل تفتيت بلدان المنطقة ومجتمعاتها اجتماعياً وعمودياً.

وحين ندعو إلى إخراج تلك الحرب إلى الأضواء وتكريم شهدائها من خلال تخليد أسمائهم في شوارع وساحات مدنهم وقراهم كحدّ أدنى، والبحث الجاد في دروسها وعبرها ونتائجها، وتعميق معانيها ودلالاتها، فلأننا نعتقد أن انتصارات الأمم لا تتمّ إلاّ بتراكم إنجازاتها، وتكامل طاقاتها والبناء على ما جرى تحقيقه، وأن أبرز أسباب انتكاسات حركة تحرّرنا القومي في العقود السابقة هي أنّ كلّ جيل كان يريد إلغاء من سبقه من أجيال..

_ الأمين العام السابق للمؤتمر القومي العربي

تحدّيات التطبيع وعناصر المواجهة

د. محمود الشربيني

التحدي الأكبر أمامنا هو أن التطبيع يتسلل إلينا عبر قنوات شديدة الخبث وبشكل ناعم عبر ترويج بعض مصطلحات يقبلها المزاج الشعبي من دون إدراك مخاطرها وما تؤول إليه على سبيل المثال «الحرب بديلاً للمقاومة» أثناء اعتداءات المحتل. ثم وضع المصطلح في جملة استنكارية؛ (هل سنحارب حتى هلاك آخر جندي؟!). وكانت هذه الجملة هي الأكثر شيوعاً في أذهان العامة إبان حرب تشرين 1973لبثّ روح الثقافة الانهزامية مستهدفين بذلك كسر الإرادة الشعبية التي نرتكز عليها في مواجهة الكيان الصهيوني .

كل ذلك كان مقدمة لدخول النظام الرسمي العربي أول مراحل التطبيع العلني مع العدو، والذي انتهى باتفاقية العار «كامب ديفيد»، وما تلاها من وادي عربة وأوسلو …الخ. ثم أخذ التطبيع مرحلة جديدة تتلخص في قبول هذا الكيان عبر محاولات عديدة منها ترسيخ ما يُسمّى بثقافة القبول بالأمر الواقع. وهذه مرحلة متقدّمة جداً في عملية التطبيع، وقد عملت الأنظمة الوظيفيّة التي ارتهنت وجودها ببقاء الاحتلال على خدمة تلك النظرية المسمومة حتى تسللت إلى العقل العربي، والذي غاب عنه الوعي بمصيره وأولوياته المستقبلية بفعل التجريف والتسطيح الممنهج.

إن تعزيز الأفكار الرجعيّة، والمذهبية عبر خلق تنظيمات لها ورعايتها، والعمل على ترويج أفكارها، وتوسيع دورها في مجتمعاتنا، ودعمها بكافة السبل من قبل العدو وأدواته والتي على رأسها أنظمة حكم عربية وظيفية لهو أكبر تحدٍّ، لأن مثل هذه الأفكار يقع العقل العربي أسيراً لها بفعل التجريف المتعمّد لعقود طويلة حيث تغلّب مثل هذه الأفكار أولوية الصراع المذهبي على مواجهة العدو والتصدي حتى لمحاولات التطبيع.

إننا نواجه تحدي شيطنة المقاومة بكافة اشكالها وصورها من خلال الأدوات الإعلامية الضخمة التي يمتلكها العدو عالمياً وحتى عربياً، إلى درجة حظر أي نشاط إعلامي وثقافي للحركة النضالية عبر الإعلام الكلاسيكي (الفضائيات) أو حتى عبر الميديا الجديدة (السوشيال ميديا). في حين أنّ الغالبية من المثقفين في العالم العربي غير متحرّرين من التبعية والنفعية والأغراض المريضة ومن كل خلل في سلم المعرفة والأولويات والقيم الخلقية الإنسانية السليمة.

إن التحدي هنا، هو الصمود أمام الإغراءات المالية والعالمية وأمام إغراء المكاسب وجوائز التلميع والتي تقدمها الجهات الإمبريالية والصهيونية. والمطلوب مراجعة وتدقيق وتغيير أسلوب الخطاب الثقافي ليكون موضوعياً وعلمياً عصرياً ليتصل بالحياة في واقعها من جهة ويخاطب مستقبلها من جهة أخرى. ذلك لأننا معنيون بمواجهة انصار التطبيع وفضحهم حفاظاً على جسد الأمة المقاوم.

المسؤولية تقتضي تحجيم مسيرة الاعتراف بالعدو الصهيوني والتطبيع، بالإضافة إلى تفعيل المقاطعة بأشكالها المختلفة الاقتصادية والثقافية والاجتماعية والعلمية، ثم الانتقال إلى المرحلة التالية بتكوين جبهة قوية من المثقفين والمناضلين من كل الساحات العربية لتعزيز حملات المقاطعة ومقاومة التطبيع. وفي كل تلك المراحل علينا مواجهة الاستبداد الداخلي، وأن نتحمل جزاء تلك المواجهة من صعوبات وتضحيات.

وبالرغم من حزمة التحديات التي نواجهها، واختلال موازين القوى في غير مصلحتنا في هذا السياق الزمني الا أن محاولات الرفض الشعبي تتنامى عند كل أزمة أو مناسبة يخرج فيها التطبيع إلى العلن في أي بقعة عربية وعند كل صحوة ثورية.

ما زال الضمير الشعبي حياً يرسم الأمل أمامنا. فالشعوب العربية هي القوة الحقيقية والمرتكز الجوهري في الدفاع عن حقها بالبقاء في التاريخ.

*أكاديمي وكاتب من مصر.

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“Israeli Soldier Killed by Stone While Invading West Bank Town”

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May 12, 2020 2:32 PM

During a pre-dawn invasion of the northern West Bank on Tuesday, a 21-year old Israeli soldier was killed by Palestinians who dropped a large stone from a rooftop on his head while he was in the street. The soldier who was killed was identified as Staff Sgt. Amit Ben Ygal.

According to the Israeli daily Ha’aretz, Ygal was among a battalion of soldiers with the Golani Brigade who invaded the village of Ya’bad, southwest of the city of Jenin in the northern West Bank, around 4:00 in the morning on Tuesday.

Many villagers were awake at the time, to eat their pre-dawn meal and prepare for the day of fasting during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. So the soldiers, who often engage in pre-dawn raids but usually do so while residents are sleeping, instead were met by angry youth who demanded that they leave their town.

The Israeli military reported that the Golani Brigade was invading the village in order to abduct two Palestinians that they suspected of ‘terrorism’, and another two who were suspected of having thrown stones at soldiers during previous invasions.

Amit Ben Ygal

The person who dropped the stone on the soldier has not been identified, but Israeli troops have issued a complete lockdown order on the village and are searching house-by-house, interrogating the residents and preventing them from leaving their homes.

Following the initial invasion, dozens of soldiers and armored vehicles stormed the town, and initiated very violent and extensive searches of homes and buildings, and abducted at least eighteen Palestinians, including a father and his three children.

Media sources in Jenin said the soldiers abducted Mohammad Atiyya Abu Bakr along with his brothers Thabet, Bassel and Ra’fat, in addition to Ribhi Mohammad Abu Bakr, along with his wife, his daughter Eman, 15, and his sons Mohammad and Khaled.

The soldiers also abducted Anas Kamer Abu Shamla and his brother Yazan, in addition to assaulting and wounding their brother, Mohammad.

The soldiers also shot two young men with rubber-coated steel bullets and caused dozens to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation.

The soldiers also stormed and ransacked many homes, including the properties of Bassem Lufti Abu Bakr, Sa’ed Omar Abu Bakr, Atiyya Younis Asfour, in addition to his brothers Nathmi and Ribhi, and interrogated them for several hours.

Furthermore, the soldiers also occupied the rooftops of many homes, especially in the as-Salma neighborhood, while more soldiers were deployed in the town’s streets and around it, completely isolating it.


  • First Published On May 12, 2020 at 13:19

Mysterious Drones Kill Militants In Greater Idlib

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On April 16, airstrikes destroyed two vehicles of Jaysh al-Nasir and the 1st Coastal Division in the town of al-Enkawi on the contact line in northwestern Hama. According to local sources, 3 militants were killed and 3 others were injured in the strikes.

Some opposition sources claimed that the strikes were conducted by an Iranian unmanned combat aerial vehicle, while others said the drone was Russian. In the past several years, opposition sources repeatedly speculated that the Russian military was testing Kalashnikov KUB-BLA loitering munitions in Syria.

On April 15, the Syrian Army eliminated Abu al-Walid Tell Hadya, a prominent field commander of the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation (NFL), in a rocket strike on the town of Maarbalit in southern Idlib. Both Jaysh al-Nasir and the 1st Coastal Division are also parts of the NFL.

A large explosion rocked the Turkish-occupied village of al-Ahras in the northern part of al-Hasakah province. The car bomb, which exploded just near a joint position of the Turkish Army and Turkish-backed militants, reportedly killed and injured several Turkish personnel. Following the incident, Turkish troops carried out a raid in the village detaining several civilians.

Over the past months, there have been dozens of IED and car bomb attacks within the Turkish-occupied part of Syria. Turkish sources often blame Kurdish armed groups for these attacks, but provide no evidence to confirm these claims. At the same time, ISIS cells are also active in the area.

A group of former ISIS commanders met in the town of Tell Abyad in northern Raqqa under the protection of Turkish-backed forces, according to media reports. ISIS members reportedly cooperate with the al-Shamiya Front, a faction of the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army. The town is reportedly filled with graffiti supporting the terrorist group.

Local sources speculate that former ISIS members will be employed by Turkish intelligence to stage terrorist attacks and provocations against the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces and the Syrian Army.

On the morning of April 16, patriotic civilians and Syrian Army members intercepted a convoy of the U.S.-led coalition and forced it to withdraw near the village of Tell Hamis in al-Hasakah province. This became the fifth such incident in the past few weeks. Earlier, US forces had repeatedly blocked movement of the Syrian Army and the Russian Military Police in the province. Now, they are passing through a similar experience.

Unknown militants ambushed a vehicle of the Syrian Army on the road between the villages of Izraa and Buser al-Harir in the province of Daraa. At least 3 soldiers were killed and 2 others were injured. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, yet. ISIS cells are known to be active in Daraa, especially in the governorate’s northern and eastern countryside. Furthermore, some supporters of radical Idlib armed groups are still active in this part of the country.

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Journalist Among 19 Injured by Israeli Forces in Kufur Qaddoum

 March 14, 2020 6:09 AM

Two Palestinians, including a journalist, were shot by Israeli occupation forces, while 17 others suffocated, on Friday, during the weekly protest, in the village of Kufur Qaddoum in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, local sources said.

Morad Eshteiwi, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli soldiers fired rubber-coated rounds and teargas at the the protesters. 2 people were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets, and 17 others suffered the toxic effects of tear-gas inhalation.

Ja’far Shtayyeh, a journalist affiliated with the Agence France-Presse (AFP) was shot and injured by Israeli forces. The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate condemned the targeting of a photojournalist, describing it as a result of Israeli government’s campaign against Palestinian journalists.

The Palestinians in the village of Kufur Qaddoum and surrounding community have been holding weekly protests since 2002, when the Israeli occupation closed the main road connecting the villages to the city of Nablus. Every Friday, locals come out to show their objection to illegal Israeli settlements and the apartheid wall.

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Palestinian Prisoner Khalida Jarrar in her own Words: The Age of Freedom Will Come

Palestinian prisoner Khalida Jarrar. (Photo: via Social Media)

February 19, 2020

By Ramzy Baroud

Khalida Jarrar is a Palestinian feminist, a lawyer, educator and an elected parliamentarian. Over the years, she came to symbolize Palestinian popular resistance in the occupied West Bank, enraging the Israeli occupation authorities that arrested her repeatedly.

Despite her failing health, as she is suffering from multiple ischemic infarctions and hypercholesterolemia, the 57-year-old feminist leader was thrown in jail, and placed in solitary confinement on many occasions.

After her release from prison in February 2019, she was rearrested in October, and is currently held under a precarious Israeli law known as ‘administrative detention’. This law is inconsistent with international law and the most basic requirements of fair trial in democratic countries, as prisoners are incarcerated for prolonged periods, without charge or due process.

Between her release and re-arrest, Jarrar contributed a Foreword to my latest book, These Chains Will Be Broken: Palestinian Stories of Struggle and Defiance in Israeli Prisons. Expectedly, her articulated message was that of the strength of character, determination, courage, and hope.

Below are excerpts of Jarrar’s Foreword, where she urges people around the world to “carry and communicate” the stories of Palestinian prisoners so that “someday, the walls of every prison may come tumbling down, ushering in the age of Palestinian freedom.”

The Age of Palestinian Freedom Will Come

By Khalida Jarrar

Prison is not just a place made of high walls, barbed wire and small, suffocating cells with heavy iron doors. It is not just a place that is defined by the clanking sound of metal;  indeed, the screeching or slamming of metal is the most common sound you will hear in prisons, whenever heavy doors are shut, when heavy beds or cupboards are moved, when handcuffs are locked in position or loosened. Even the bosta — the notorious vehicles that transport prisoners from one prison facility to another — are metal beasts, their interior, their exterior, even their doors and built-in shackles.

No, prison is more than all of this. It is also stories of real people, daily suffering and struggles against the prison guards and administration. Prison is a moral position that must be made daily, and can never be put behind you.

Prison is comrades — sisters and brothers who, with time, grow closer to you than your own family. It is common agony, pain, sadness and, despite everything, also joy at times.

In prison, we challenge the abusive prison guard together, with the same will and determination to break him so that he does not break us. This struggle is unending and is manifested in every possible form, from the simple act of refusing our meals, to confining ourselves to our rooms, to the most physically and physiologically strenuous of all efforts -, the open hunger strike. These are but some of the tools which Palestinian prisoners use to fight for, and earn, their very basic rights, and to preserve some of their dignity.

Prison is the art of exploring possibilities; it is a school that trains you to solve daily challenges using the simplest and most creative means, whether it be food preparation, mending old clothes or finding common ground so that we may all endure and survive together.

In prison, we must become aware of time, because if we do not, it will stand still. So, we do everything we can to fight the routine, to take every opportunity to celebrate and to commemorate every important occasion in our lives, personal or collective.

I am honored to be part of this book, sharing my own story and writing this preface.

In this book, you will delve into the lives of men and women, read intimate stories that they have chosen to share with you, stories that may surprise you, anger you and even shock you. But they are crucial stories that must be told, read and retold.

The stories in this book are not written to shock you, but rather to illustrate even a small part of the daily reality endured by thousands of men and women, who are still confined within high walls, barbed wire and metal doors. When you read this book, you will have a frame of reference that will enable you to imagine, now and always, what life in an Israeli prison is like.

And every story, whether included in this book or not, is not a fleeting experience that only concerns the person who has lived it, but an event that shakes to the very core the prisoner, her comrades, her family, and her entire community. Each story represents a creative interpretation of a life lived, despite all the hardship, by a person whose heart beats with the love of her homeland and the longing for her precious freedom.

Each individual narrative is also a defining moment, a conflict between the will of the prison guard and all that he represents, and the will of the prisoners and what they represent as a collective, capable, when united, of overcoming incredible odds.

In actuality, these are not just prison stories. For Palestinians, the prison is a microcosm of the much larger struggle of a people who refuse to be enslaved on their own land, and who are determined to regain their freedom, with the same will and vigor carried by all triumphant, once-colonized nations.

The suffering and the human rights violations experienced by Palestinian prisoners, which run contrary to international and humanitarian law, are only one side of the prison story. The other side can only be truly understood and conveyed by those who have lived these harrowing experiences.

This book will allow you to live part of that experience by briefly touching the inspiring human trajectory of Palestinian men and women who have subsisted through defining moments, with all of their painful details and challenges.

Here, you can imagine what it feels like to lose a loving mother while being confined to a small cell, how to deal with a broken leg, to be left without family visitation for years at a time, to be denied your right to education and to cope with the death of a comrade.

While you will learn of the numerous acts of physical torture, psychological torment, and prolonged isolation, you will also discover the power of the human will, when men and women decide to fight back, to reclaim their natural rights and to embrace their humanity.

indeed, these are the stories of men and women who have collectively decided never to break, no matter how great the pressure and the pain.

I would like to conclude by saluting every female and every male prisoner who is eagerly awaiting the moment of their freedom and the freedom of their people. I salute those whose stories are written in this book and I thank them for allowing us a window into an intimate, painful chapter of their lives.

As for those whose stories were not conveyed here, simply because there are thousands upon thousands of personal narratives left untold, you are always in our hearts and minds.

Dear reader, please play your part, by listening to and conveying the stories of Palestinians, whether of those who are captive in Israeli prisons or those suffocating under Israeli occupation. Carry and communicate their message to the world so that, someday, the walls of every prison may come tumbling down, ushering in the age of Palestinian freedom.

– Ramzy Baroud is a journalist and the Editor of The Palestine Chronicle. He is the author of five books. His latest is “These Chains Will Be Broken: Palestinian Stories of Struggle and Defiance in Israeli Prisons” (Clarity Press, Atlanta). Dr. Baroud is a Non-resident Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Islam and Global Affairs (CIGA), Istanbul Zaim University (IZU). His website is www.ramzybaroud.net

Palestinian Prisoner Khalida Jarrar in her own Words: The Age of Freedom Will Come

Palestinian prisoner Khalida Jarrar. (Photo: via Social Media)

February 19, 2020

By Ramzy Baroud

Khalida Jarrar is a Palestinian feminist, a lawyer, educator and an elected parliamentarian. Over the years, she came to symbolize Palestinian popular resistance in the occupied West Bank, enraging the Israeli occupation authorities that arrested her repeatedly.

Despite her failing health, as she is suffering from multiple ischemic infarctions and hypercholesterolemia, the 57-year-old feminist leader was thrown in jail, and placed in solitary confinement on many occasions.

After her release from prison in February 2019, she was rearrested in October, and is currently held under a precarious Israeli law known as ‘administrative detention’. This law is inconsistent with international law and the most basic requirements of fair trial in democratic countries, as prisoners are incarcerated for prolonged periods, without charge or due process.

Between her release and re-arrest, Jarrar contributed a Foreword to my latest book, These Chains Will Be Broken: Palestinian Stories of Struggle and Defiance in Israeli Prisons. Expectedly, her articulated message was that of the strength of character, determination, courage, and hope.

Below are excerpts of Jarrar’s Foreword, where she urges people around the world to “carry and communicate” the stories of Palestinian prisoners so that “someday, the walls of every prison may come tumbling down, ushering in the age of Palestinian freedom.”

The Age of Palestinian Freedom Will Come

By Khalida Jarrar

Prison is not just a place made of high walls, barbed wire and small, suffocating cells with heavy iron doors. It is not just a place that is defined by the clanking sound of metal;  indeed, the screeching or slamming of metal is the most common sound you will hear in prisons, whenever heavy doors are shut, when heavy beds or cupboards are moved, when handcuffs are locked in position or loosened. Even the bosta — the notorious vehicles that transport prisoners from one prison facility to another — are metal beasts, their interior, their exterior, even their doors and built-in shackles.

No, prison is more than all of this. It is also stories of real people, daily suffering and struggles against the prison guards and administration. Prison is a moral position that must be made daily, and can never be put behind you.

Prison is comrades — sisters and brothers who, with time, grow closer to you than your own family. It is common agony, pain, sadness and, despite everything, also joy at times.

In prison, we challenge the abusive prison guard together, with the same will and determination to break him so that he does not break us. This struggle is unending and is manifested in every possible form, from the simple act of refusing our meals, to confining ourselves to our rooms, to the most physically and physiologically strenuous of all efforts -, the open hunger strike. These are but some of the tools which Palestinian prisoners use to fight for, and earn, their very basic rights, and to preserve some of their dignity.

Prison is the art of exploring possibilities; it is a school that trains you to solve daily challenges using the simplest and most creative means, whether it be food preparation, mending old clothes or finding common ground so that we may all endure and survive together.

In prison, we must become aware of time, because if we do not, it will stand still. So, we do everything we can to fight the routine, to take every opportunity to celebrate and to commemorate every important occasion in our lives, personal or collective.

I am honored to be part of this book, sharing my own story and writing this preface.

In this book, you will delve into the lives of men and women, read intimate stories that they have chosen to share with you, stories that may surprise you, anger you and even shock you. But they are crucial stories that must be told, read and retold.

The stories in this book are not written to shock you, but rather to illustrate even a small part of the daily reality endured by thousands of men and women, who are still confined within high walls, barbed wire and metal doors. When you read this book, you will have a frame of reference that will enable you to imagine, now and always, what life in an Israeli prison is like.

And every story, whether included in this book or not, is not a fleeting experience that only concerns the person who has lived it, but an event that shakes to the very core the prisoner, her comrades, her family, and her entire community. Each story represents a creative interpretation of a life lived, despite all the hardship, by a person whose heart beats with the love of her homeland and the longing for her precious freedom.

Each individual narrative is also a defining moment, a conflict between the will of the prison guard and all that he represents, and the will of the prisoners and what they represent as a collective, capable, when united, of overcoming incredible odds.

In actuality, these are not just prison stories. For Palestinians, the prison is a microcosm of the much larger struggle of a people who refuse to be enslaved on their own land, and who are determined to regain their freedom, with the same will and vigor carried by all triumphant, once-colonized nations.

The suffering and the human rights violations experienced by Palestinian prisoners, which run contrary to international and humanitarian law, are only one side of the prison story. The other side can only be truly understood and conveyed by those who have lived these harrowing experiences.

This book will allow you to live part of that experience by briefly touching the inspiring human trajectory of Palestinian men and women who have subsisted through defining moments, with all of their painful details and challenges.

Here, you can imagine what it feels like to lose a loving mother while being confined to a small cell, how to deal with a broken leg, to be left without family visitation for years at a time, to be denied your right to education and to cope with the death of a comrade.

While you will learn of the numerous acts of physical torture, psychological torment, and prolonged isolation, you will also discover the power of the human will, when men and women decide to fight back, to reclaim their natural rights and to embrace their humanity.

indeed, these are the stories of men and women who have collectively decided never to break, no matter how great the pressure and the pain.

I would like to conclude by saluting every female and every male prisoner who is eagerly awaiting the moment of their freedom and the freedom of their people. I salute those whose stories are written in this book and I thank them for allowing us a window into an intimate, painful chapter of their lives.

As for those whose stories were not conveyed here, simply because there are thousands upon thousands of personal narratives left untold, you are always in our hearts and minds.

Dear reader, please play your part, by listening to and conveying the stories of Palestinians, whether of those who are captive in Israeli prisons or those suffocating under Israeli occupation. Carry and communicate their message to the world so that, someday, the walls of every prison may come tumbling down, ushering in the age of Palestinian freedom.

– Ramzy Baroud is a journalist and the Editor of The Palestine Chronicle. He is the author of five books. His latest is “These Chains Will Be Broken: Palestinian Stories of Struggle and Defiance in Israeli Prisons” (Clarity Press, Atlanta). Dr. Baroud is a Non-resident Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Islam and Global Affairs (CIGA), Istanbul Zaim University (IZU). His website is www.ramzybaroud.net

Must Watch – Storyville, Lea Tsemel-an Israeli true hero

 BY GILAD ATZMON

In the past I have been critical of many aspects of contemporary Left, in general and Jewish Left, in particular. But my criticism of Jewish Left ends with Lea Tsemel. This Israeli human rights lawyer is out of this world. For decades Tsemel has been supporting the Palestinians and their rights including their rights to emancipate themselves and their land, Watch this video before it is removed

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