العدو يغامر بجيشه: «بروفة» اجتياح في جنين

 الخميس 29 أيلول 2022

أحمد العبد  

سبقت أحداثَ جنين مواجهاتُ عنيفة عاشتها أحياء مدينة القدس المحتلة (أ ف ب)

رام الله | بات خطّ النار في الضفة الغربية المحتلّة أكثر وضوحاً، ممتدّاً من جنين مروراً بنابلس وصولاً إلى الخليل، ليبْقى الاشتباك حيّاً، والسلاح متأهّباً لأيّ مواجهة قد تقع، على غرار ما حدث صباح أمس في مخيّم جنين، الذي شهد معركة جديدة قد تكون الأشرس في الضفة منذ سنوات. وبدأت قوات الاحتلال، الأربعاء، عملية عسكرية واسعة في المخيم، شاركت فيها أكثر من 60 دورية عسكرية وطائرات مروحية، وأخرى مسيّرة مذخّرة بالصواريخ، في ما بدا أقرب إلى اجتياح واسع، استهدف خصوصاً عائلة الشهيد رعد حازم، منفّذ «عملية ديزنغوف» في تل أبيب. وبحسب مصادر محلّية تحدّثت إلى «الأخبار»، فإن جنود العدو حاصروا منزل العائلة من كلّ الجهات في تطبيق لأسلوب «طنجرة الضغط»، الذي يتّبعه جيش الاحتلال في حصار المقاومين، ومن ثمّ قاموا بقصفه بصاروخ مضادّ للدروع والرصاص الثقيل، ما أدّى إلى احتراقه، واستشهاد شقيق رعد، عبد، ورفيقه محمد الونة، بينما استشهد الشاب أحمد علاونة، وهو أحد عناصر جهاز الاستخبارات العسكرية، برصاصة في الرأس أطلقها عليه قنّاص إسرائيلي، أثناء خوضه مع عشرات المقاومين اشتباكاً مسلّحاً بالبنادق والقنابل المحلّية، منذ اللحظات الأولى للاجتياح. وادّعت وسائل الإعلام العبرية، نقلاً عن جيش العدو، أن الشهيد عبد حازم متّهَم بتنفيذ عمليات إطلاق نار على آليات لقوات الاحتلال قرب حاجز الجلمة، وتحضيره لتنفيذ هجمات أخرى، في وقت لا تزال فيه ملاحقة والده جارية. وعقب انتهاء الجولة الأولى من الاقتحام، استمرّت المواجهات في محيط المخيّم، ما أدّى إلى إصابة العديد من الشبّان، لتبلغ الحصيلة النهائية للعدوان، بحسب وزارة الصحة الفلسطينية، 4 شهداء و44 جريحاً، بعضهم في حال الخطر، وليعمّ الحداد والحزن والغضب، إثر ذلك، جميع أنحاء الضفة.

وجاء العدوان على مخيّم جنين في الذكرى الثانية والعشرين لانتفاضة الأقصى، وكأنّ العدو أراد تذكير أهالي المخيّم بما ارتكبه من مجازر قبل 22 عاماً. لكنّ المقاومين ذكّروا الاحتلال، في المقابل، ببأْسهم في مواجهته إبّان الاجتياح الذي كبّده خسائر مؤلمة، فضلاً عن العمليات الفدائية التي خرجت من هذه المدينة تحديداً. وإذا كانت جنين قد برزت كقائدة للمقاومة خلال الانتفاضة الثانية، وشكّلت معركة مخيّمها آنذاك علامة فارقة في تاريخها، اكتسبت المدينة على إثرها ألقاب «جنين غراد» و«عاصمة الإرهاب» و«عشّ الدبابير»، فإنها تبدو اليوم أكثر ثباتاً على نهجها، الذي استطاعت تجديده منذ معركة «سيف القدس»، وصولاً إلى شكله الحالي، حيث لا يفتأ يتوسّع في اتّجاه مدن أخرى، على رأسها نابلس القديمة ومخيّماتها والخليل ورام الله. وهذا النهج تحديداً هو ما أعادت جماهير الضفة تمسّكها به أمس، في مسيرات مندّدة خرجت إثر مجزرة مخيّم جنين، في حين أعلنت سلطات الاحتلال رفع التأهّب الأمني إلى درجة قصوى، ليس في الضفة فقط، وإنّما أيضاً في الداخل المحتل، خشية خروج تظاهرات ساخطة قد تتحوّل إلى مواجهات عنيفة على غرار ما جرى في أيار 2021. وبينما احتفى قادة العدو والمستوطِنون بالمجزرة، ودعوا إلى تكرارها في جنين ونابلس، كان الفلسطينيون يهتفون بالمطالبة بالانتقام، وعلى رأسهم أبو رعد حازم الذي خاطب المقاومين في فيديو قصير إثر استشهاد نجله الثاني، بالقول: «المخيم أمانة في أعناقكم… لا تُضيّعوا وحدة الصفّ الفلسطيني». وإذ نعت فصائل المقاومة ومجموعات «عرين الأسود» في نابلس، الشهداء، ودعت إلى تصعيد أعمال المقاومة، لم يتجاوز موقف السلطة الفلسطينية حدود الاستنكار والإدانة.

يبدو أن عدوان الأمس على مخيّم جنين سيكون عنصر تأجيج إضافياً للأوضاع الميدانية


وفي وقت يهدّد فيه العدو بحملات جديدة ضدّ جنين ونابلس، وتتواصل استفزازات مستوطِنيه في القدس، يبدو أن عدوان الأمس على المخيّم سيكون عنصر تأجيج إضافياً للأوضاع الميدانية في الأراضي المحتلّة، ودافعاً إلى مزيد من المواجهات والعمليات الفدائية، في مسلسل لا يزال متواصلاً، إذ تَعرّضت قوات الاحتلال، مساء الثلاثاء، لإطلاق نار من مركبة قرب عصيرة الشمالية في محافظة نابلس، كما تَعرّضت قوّة أخرى لحادث مماثل قرب بلدة جبع جنوب جنين. واستهدف شبّان في الخليل، أيضاً، برجاً عسكرياً إسرائيلياً بقنبلة محلّية الصنع (كوع متفجّر)، فيما تمكّن شابّ، فجر الأربعاء، من اقتحام حاجز شعفاط بمركبته، حيث أطلق الجنود النار عليه بزعْم محاولته تنفيذ عملية دهس. ولم تكد ساعات تمرّ على اجتياح المخيّم، حتى استُهدف جيب عسكري إسرائيلي، ظُهر الأربعاء، بعدد من العبوات المحلّية الصنع قرب مستوطنة «يتسهار» جنوب مدينة نابلس، في حين جَرى رشْق جيبات أخرى بزجاجات حارقة قرب طولكرم ونابلس، وطاولت حاجزَ الجلمة شمال جنين عبواتٌ شديدة الانفجار، ما دفع العدو إلى إغلاقه.

وسبقت أحداثَ جنين مواجهاتُ عنيفة عاشتها أحياء مدينة القدس المحتلّة لليوم الثالث على التوالي، حيث ألقى عشرات الملثّمين في بلدات صور باهر والطور وسلوان الزجاجات الحارقة والألعاب النارية والمفرقعات والحجارة على شرطة الاحتلال، لتردّ الأخيرة بإطلاق قنابل الغاز المسيل للدموع وقنابل الصوت عليهم وعلى منازل الواطنين، ما أدّى إلى إصابة 15 مقدسياً. وتزامَنت تلك المواجهات مع «عيد رأس السنة العبرية»، والذي فشلت فيه الجماعات الاستيطانية في حشد آلاف المستوطنين لاقتحام المسجد الأقصى وإقامة الشعائر التلمودية داخله، كما كانت تخطّط له. لكن ذلك لن يمنع استمرار التأهّب الأمني في الضفة والقدس، خصوصاً أن «الأعياد اليهودية» ستستمرّ حتى الـ17 من تشرين الأول، وأن اقتحامات المستوطِنين للمسجد ستتكرّر، فضلاً عن أن مجزرة جنين ستُلقي بظلالها على المشهد برمّته. وابتداءً من أمس، وحتى الأربعاء المقبل، بدأت «منظّمات الهيكل» المزعوم التركيز على اقتحام الأقصى بالثياب الكهنوتية البيضاء، وأداء الطقوس الجماعية داخله في ما تُسمّى «أيام التوبة» التوراتية، الأمر الذي سيدفع سلطات الاحتلال إلى إبقاء الاستنفار على أشدّه، من خلال نشْر مئات من عناصر الشرطة وحرس الحدود في شوارع المدينة وطرقاتها، ونصْب الحواجز العسكرية والمتاريس، وتقييد حركة المقدسيين.

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Israeli Bombing of Gaza: The Man Who Had His House Demolished to Reach Trapped Neighbors

September 27, 2022

Ashraf Al Qaisi had his house demolished to allow Gaza civil defense workers to reach trapped neighbors. (Photo: WANN, Supplied)

By Shahd Safi

“I was at my father’s house when I heard the voices of bombardments. Immediately after, I received a call. They told me that Israel was bombing my neighborhood,” said Ashraf Al Qaisi, a 46-year-old vendor from Gaza.

Ashraf ran to his home. When he arrived, the whole neighborhood was devastated. Some people were injured and taken to ambulances; others were shouting and running. Every sight, smell, and sound at the scene was intense. It was exhausting to see all that and feel helpless.

Ashraf went right home to check on his family. His wife was injured. His son was already in the ambulance. He was assured his son was alive, so he checked again on his wife. She had been holding their youngest son when small bomb fragments struck her hand.

His wife’s injuries were much less severe than other people in the neighborhood, so he just sent her and the other children to one of our neighbors’ houses to leave more space in the ambulance for severe cases. As for Ashraf’s son, he was still at the hospital, as they are trying to get some fragments out of his hand.

Al-Shout Camp was bombed by Israel at 9:30 p.m on August 6, as part of aggression against the Gaza Strip. The raid killed eight people, including a 14-year-old child and three women, left 50 injuries, and flattened six houses, under which several bodies were trapped.

During the intense attack on Al Shout Camp in the southern area of the Gaza Strip, the civil defense had to ask to demolish the remainder of Ashraf’s house to be able to save people under the rubble. He didn’t think twice about it.

They had to ask for a bulldozer from Gaza, which took two hours to arrive. Four hours later, civil defense workers managed to pull out the first two bodies. After eight hours, they had pulled out a total of eleven.

All that was left from the house were four damaged walls and one room. When the civil defense asked to use that to reach other people under the rubble, Ashraf couldn’t refuse. People all over the neighborhood were in desperate need of help.

Ashraf Al Qaisi’s neighbor, Omar Farhat, 60, an eyewitness of what happened that day, said that out of nowhere the rockets began falling on the buildings around him as he was lying on a carpet beside his home.

There was no warning. He put his hands over his head and ran inside his home, where his daughters and wife were sitting. About 15 people were inside. He helped them all get out.

Then Omar saw his neighbor, Iyad Hassouna, whose face was covered with blood. His neighbor was unable to run, so Omar lifted him over his shoulders and carried him to an ambulance. The neighbor was shouting, “Save my children!” Omar knew that they were already dead. He had seen Hassounas’ wife and daughter, entirely covered with blood. The sight was terrifying for him.

People were horrified. Dust was everywhere. They barely could see each other. Flesh was scattered among the rubble. Omar Farhat heard many others calling out, searching for their relatives and children. It was the worst thing he had ever heard.

Omar’s son woke up yesterday, yelling, “There’s a rocket, dad, there’s a rocket!” He and all the others are deeply traumatized. Omar felt grateful to God that he was covered only with dust, not blood.

The spokesman for civil defense, Major Mahmmoud Bassal, said “Israel didn’t warn anyone in the neighborhood, so people were trapped under the rubble and it was too hard to get into the bombed houses, as all houses there are very close to each other.”

To enable the bulldozer to reach the rubble, four neighbors permitted the civil defense to demolish homes completely and partially. In one place.

The spokesman explained that civil defense in Gaza suffers from the lack of equipment due to the Israeli siege.

“The civil defense doesn’t have any of its own heavy equipment in Gaza. They borrow bulldozers from the ministry of public works. They have been using those vehicles since 1994, although they have to replace them every five years,” he said.

“We could’ve saved so many people, had we had more and better equipment,”.

Until now, Ashraf did not receive any compensation. Some organizations, neighbors and friends gave him some money, but not enough to cover his financial loss, build a new house, and live a decent life.

However, Ashraf never regretted his choice, because saving lives was much more important for him. “At times like that, all you could think of is helping other people survive,” he said, adding that he wishes God would compensate him for his sacrifice.

(All Photos: WANN, Supplied)

– Shahd Safi is a Gaza-based freelance translator and writer for We Are Not Numbers. WANN contributed this article to The Palestine Chronicle.

IOF storm Al-Aqsa, prevent worshipers from entering compound

Sep 26 2022 08:20

Source: Al Mayadeen Net

By Al Mayadeen English 

At the beginning of the celebrations of Jewish holidays, Israeli settlers storm Al-Aqsa Mosque under the heavy protection of occupation forces.

Israeli settlers storm Al-Aqsa Mosque under the heavy protection of occupation forces

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque to secure the settlers’ incursions, and prevented men under the age of 40 from entering the compound to perform the Fajr (dawn) prayer, Al Mayadeen‘s correspondent reported Monday.

On Thursday, Israeli right-wing extremist Knesset member Itamar Ben Gvir stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque amid restrictions on the entry of worshipers, and toured the mosque’s courtyards, starting from the Mughrabi Gate, guarded by the occupation forces.

Ben Gvir is one of the most notorious Israeli politicians, as he is infamous for constantly carrying out provocative tours in Al-Aqsa mosque and rallying illegal Israeli settlers that call for the death of Arabs and Palestinians alike while chanting racist slogans and slurs against Muslims and Arabs.

Before Ben Gvir stormed Al-Aqsa, the occupation police tightened their presence at the gates of Al-Aqsa and prevented entry to it, especially from the Qattanin Gate.

At the door of the Council Gate (Bab Al-Majlis), the IOF detained the worshipers and prevented them from entering it.

This comes on the eve of Jewish holidays, amid calls to organize mass incursions by settlers into Al-Aqsa during the holiday’s three-week period that began on Sunday.

On the other hand, Palestinian institutions called for intensifying the presence of Palestinians in Al-Aqsa Mosque during this period.

Hamas: Amping up resistance in West Bank foiled enemy’s schemes

In the same context, the Hamas movement called Sunday for the amping up the acts of resistance to thwart the Israeli plans against the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The movement’s spokesperson, Hazem Qassem, said in a press statement that ramping up the acts of resistance in the occupied West Bank and the ’48 occupied Palestinian territories is enough to thwart Israeli plans against Al-Aqsa Mosque.

He added that the gatherings and stationing in Al-Aqsa Mosque will fail the occupation’s plans, stressing that the extremist incursions under the protection of the Israeli occupation forces must be met with more of these gatherings and stationing.

He continued to say that the Palestinian people will protect Al-Aqsa Mosque with every means possible, while stressing that the “key to the victory of the Palestinian people” is stationing at the Mosque, adding that “with their unity and resistance, the occupation plans in Al-Aqsa will be thwarted.”

It is noteworthy that celebrations of the “Hebrew New Year” are scheduled to start Monday, followed by the “Yom Kippur” celebrations on October 5.

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European Spyware Investigators Slam “Israeli” Regime Over Sale of Pegasus

 September 23, 202

By Staff, Agencies

European Parliament, which is investigating the use of “Israeli” spyware by EU governments, has slammed the Tel Aviv regime for a lack of transparency in allowing the sale of Pegasus to European governments to use it against critics.

The European lawmakers condemned the approach of the Polish government for refusing to meet and talk with them during the meeting of the fact-finding committee in Warsaw, which ended on Wednesday.

“It is regrettable and we condemn the fact that the Polish authorities did not want to cooperate with our investigation committee,” Jeroen Lenaers, the head of the delegation, said at a news conference in Warsaw.

“We think it also is a telling sign of the complete lack of importance this government attaches to checks and balances, to democratic scrutiny, and to dialog with elected representatives.”

The European Union’s fact-finding committee is investigating the use of the entity’s Pegasus spyware and other invasive surveillance tools by the European governments, saying the technology poses a serious threat to democracy in European countries.

Pegasus is “Israeli” spyware that was designed and developed by the entity’s NSO group and is used to break into mobile phones and spy on a large part of personal information including text messages, passwords, locations, and microphone and camera receivers.

The “Israeli” company marketed this technology as a tool to target its desired targets in the world.

Many European governments have used this controversial software to suppress dissidents, journalists, and political opponents around the world.

In Europe, some cyber detectives have found traces of the use of Pegasus or some other spyware in Poland, Hungary, Spain, and Greece.

Sophie in ’t Veld, the rapporteur of the inquiry, said the committee found out in its research that the NSO group sold this spyware to 14 European Union member states with official permission from Tel Aviv.

According to reports, Poland and Hungary are not allowed to buy this spyware from NSO due to some political issues, details of which remain unclear.

“Why can we not say with certainty that Poland was one of the two countries of which the contract has been terminated?” she said.

“Why is it that NSO is allowed to operate in the European Union, conduct its finances through Luxembourg, sell its products to now 12 member states, products that have been used to violate the rights of European citizens and to attack democracy of the European Union?”

Recently, Greece revealed that Nikos Androulakis, a member of the European Parliament and the head of the third largest political party in Greece, was monitored using Predator software last year when he was running for the leadership of the PASOK party.

It is said that a journalist from Mali was also under surveillance.

Recently, it was revealed that Poland, Hungary, and some Catalan separatists in Spain were using this software to suppress their critics and opponents.

The 10-member delegation of the EU’s fact-finding committee during its trip that began on Monday met with Poles targeted by the Pegasus spyware, including a prosecutor and a senator, and some members of the opposition-controlled Senate.

A report of the obtained results as well as some recommendations and solutions are supposed to be published on November 8 of this year.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has warned of the threat posed by spying programs such as the Pegasus spyware to UN human rights activists in a report to be released next week.

In recent days, Pegasus and some other spyware have threatened a group of UN human rights activists.

Guterres warned that the increase in digital surveillance by governments and some non-governmental sources has affected the activities of civil society activists in providing reliable information to the world body and has made them vulnerable to fear and threats of retaliation.

“United Nations actors have pointed to growing and concerning evidence of online surveillance, privacy intrusion, and cyberattacks by state and non-state actors of victims and civil society communications and activities,” the UN chief noted.

“The lack of trust in the digital sphere among those sharing information and testimony with the United Nations on sensitive issues can discourage future cooperation.”

The findings are part of an annual report that tracks the challenges facing those seeking to work with the organization and focuses on April 2021 to May 2022.

During this period, much of the UN’s activities following the Covid-19 pandemic have gone digital, and at the same time, espionage threats have increased.

According to UN officials, this software has also spied on the activities of Palestinian, Bahraini, and Moroccan organizations and some human rights activists of the UN during this period.

In his recent report, Guterres warned that in 2021, the mobile phones of employees of three prominent Palestinian NGOs – Addameer, Al-Haq, and Bisan Center for Research and Development – were hacked using Pegasus spyware.

The “Israeli” NSO Group has earned notoriety for trying to have its spy apparatuses maintain an edge over their international counterparts.

The regime makes extensive use of Pegasus and other locally-made spyware for espionage.

According to observers, Tel Aviv has treated NSO as a de-facto arm of the regime, granting licenses for the sale of the spyware to countries to forge stronger security and diplomatic ties.

In January, the New York Times reported that the FBI had purchased Pegasus software in 2019.

It also stated that in 2018 the CIA had purchased Pegasus for the government of Djibouti to conduct counterterrorism operations, despite that country’s record of torturing political opposition figures and imprisoning journalists.

The Arc of a Covenant: The United States, Israel, and the Fate of the Jewish People – Book Review

September 22, 2022 

The Arc of a Covenant: The United States, Israel, and the Fate of the Jewish People, by  Walter Russell Mead. (Photo: Book Cover)

By Jim Miles

(The Arc of a Covenant: The United States, Israel, and the Fate of the Jewish People.  Walter Russell Mead.  Alfred A Knopf, New York, 2022.)

In today’s world, a clear understanding of the relationship between the US and Israel is important – this is not the work to clear it up. Walter Mead’s hypothesis is that Israel does not control US governance, but that many other forces have shaped the relationship. With that, he is correct and in an overly long convoluted manner he is able to make that sort of clear. “The Arc of the Covenant,” for the arguments presented could have been well worked in half of its almost six hundred pages.

Instead, the book is a mix of theology, sociology, geopolitics, domestic politics, history, and biographical analysis of – mostly – various presidents of the US It really succeeds with none of them. It contains far too much theorizing and conjecture, discusses at length beliefs and morals, and has far too many unanswered rhetorical questions (okay, rhetorical questions really seek no answer, but there are far too many of them). The reader will not come away with a good understanding of Israel as the vast majority of the discussion is centered on US political maneuvering.

To his credit Mead is quite critical of many US failures around the world but mostly in the Middle East. Unfortunately that comes from a perspective, unstated but implied, that the US is the indispensable nation and acts with good intentions because of its moral strength and liberal beliefs. He does use “exceptionalism” frequently, implied or directly, giving support to the thought that Mead, without stating it directly, is a firm believer in the US being the world’s global policeman, “by the courageous use of necessary force.”

Omissions

There are far too many problems with the arguments presented in this work to counter them here, but it is what is missing that makes the arguments so weak.

While he discusses “national interests” and the ability of the US to use force to maintain peace (a lot of an oxymoron) he never discusses the US as an empire. Certainly the evil Russians and Chinese, and before World War I the Germans, Russian, and Ottomans were all the cause of that war as contending empires. British, French, Dutch, and other European empires are mentioned in passing, but he does not accept, or will not articulate, that the US is the largest empire the world has seen – militarily and economically, the two going hand in glove.

The massive 750 military bases around the world, mostly surrounding Russia and China, and that ability to use the global reserve currency, the petro-dollar (never mentioned in the book although oil is continually mentioned as a strategic value) and its associated institutions (WTO, BIS, World Bank, SWIFT et al) to impose destructive sanctions on countries that do not abide by its wishes is the modern form of imperialism.

He reiterates several times the US role in decolonization without recognition that it was the US that denied Vietnam its fair and democratic elections, denied Korea the right to vote for its post war government, created the CIA with its initial successes overthrowing governments in Iran and Guatemala in 1953. He admits US errors in Iraq, Libya, and – well not quite Syria, it was the “brutal” Russians that destroyed Syria, even while US forces remain in large parts of the country to this day. There is no mention of Operation Gladio, the occupation of Japan and Germany that continues today, nor the seemingly endless list of interventions to overthrow unfriendly regimes either through economic or military power.

Israel

When it comes to discussing Israel there are equally large omissions. A reasonable essay on Herzl’s machinations is given, but after that, he generally uses only passing mention of Israel’s settlements and the wall as the main components of Palestinian strife. He accepts that some people think of Israel as a “colonial-settler” enterprise but dismisses that thought as being on the radical left and of little importance.

He dismisses the idea that Israel is a racist (actually he never mentions that with Israel) and an apartheid state. The book is recent enough that the author is surely aware of the major institutional labels of Israel as apartheid, including Israel’s own B’etselem.

Nor does he get into the details of the ethnic cleansing and genocide of the Palestinian people as an ongoing process. The many discriminatory laws and policies, house destructions, the imprisonment, and the torture as an everyday occurrence of Palestinian life are never considered.

At the same time, Mead does not create a coherent history of Israel. In his concluding remarks Mead states, “….for both Israelis and Palestinians, two peoples whose fates have become intertwined in ways that neither side wanted or foresaw.” This is absolutely not true, as Jabotinsky, Herzl, Weismann, Ben Gurion and others – including most of the British political establishment – knew that depositing Jewish immigrants on land owned by Palestinians was a source of major problems as obviously the Palestinians recognized it as well.

He continues with “their private quarrel must be fought out in the glare of global publicity.” That at least is good news, as the balance of power, out of sight of global publicity, hugely puts Israel in a dominating position.

Finally he concludes “I have tried to shine a useful light on the relationship between the ways Americans think about the world and the approaches they develop to act in it.” Mission not accomplished as per the errors and omissions mentioned above among many others.

Current Events

“The Arc of a Covenant” was published shortly before the Russian invasion in Ukraine to prevent the ongoing shelling of the Donbas people by Ukrainian forces. Since then, it is clearly demonstrated that the “prime directive” (p. 13) of the US empire is the destruction of the Russian state and the containment of the power of China.

We are entering a new era where “the ways American think about the world and the approaches they develop to act in it” are clearly global dominance through financial and military means. All the purported values and morals are worthless when the true history of US imperial adventures are understood.

– Jim Miles is a Canadian educator and a regular contributor/columnist of opinion pieces and book reviews to Palestine Chronicles.  His interest in this topic stems originally from an environmental perspective, which encompasses the militarization and economic subjugation of the global community and its commodification by corporate governance and by the American government.

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‘Israeli’ Navy Checks Efficiency of New of Anti-ship Missiles Amid Fears of Hezbollah Action

22 Sep 2022

By Staff, Agencies

As the ‘Israeli’ military is worried about a possible action by the Lebanese resistance group, Hezbollah, over the dispute on the Karish gas field, the ‘Israeli’ Navy double-checked the efficiency of its latest generation of anti-ship missiles last month.

The Gabriel V is the fifth generation of the anti-ship missile developed by the ‘Israeli’ Aerospace Industries and the War Ministry’s research and development division, known by the Hebrew acronym MAFAT.

The “complex” trial in August witnessed a Saar 6-class corvette INS Oz launching a missile at a mock ship.

The Gabriel V missiles are being deployed on the navy’s Saar 6-class corvettes, replacing the Gabriel IV, developed in the 1990s.

The ‘Israeli’ announcement came amid fears of Hezbollah’s threats regarding the Zionist regime’s gas installations at the Karish Field before the US-mediated talks over a maritime dispute reach a solution.

The maritime dispute escalated in early July after the Zionist regime moved vessels into the Karish Gas Field, which lies in in the disputed territorial waters between the ‘Israeli’-occupied Palestine and Lebanon.

The Lebanese resistance movement of Hezbollah does not rule out going to war with the ‘Israeli’ occupation regime over the its attempts at impinging on Lebanon’s natural resources.

Hezbollah Secretary General His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has warned earlier that the resistance’s attitude and behavior towards the ‘Israeli’ regime in the case depend on the results of ongoing indirect negotiations between Beirut and Tel Aviv over the disputed maritime area.

The Zionist regime launched two wars against Lebanon. In both cases, it was forced to retreat after suffering a humiliating defeat at the hands of Hezbollah.

‘Israel’ Surrenders to Hezbollah: Zionist Media

September 20, 2022

The various Zionist media outlets and political analysts mocked the statement of the Israeli government which announced that gas extraction from Karish field will start regardless of the indirect agreement with Lebanon on the maritime border demarcation.

The Israeli circles confirmed that Hezbollah managed to impose its formulas on the Zionist side regarding the maritime dispute, adding that Sayyed Nasrallah’s threats are the main factor taken into consideration by the decision makers in Tel Aviv.

The Arab affairs expert Zvi Yehezkeli said that the postponement of the gas extraction from Karish is not technical, as announced, adding that Nasrallah’s threats affect ‘Israel’.

The Israeli security institution is concerned about facing more of Hezbollah provocative acts, such as flying drones over Karish rig, according to the Zionist military expert, Roi Sharon.

According to media reports, the Lebanese Deputy House Speaker Elias Abou Saab met with the US energy envoy, Amos Hochstein, in the margins of the UN General assembly in New York.

Meanwhile, the Zionist media concentrated on the scene of the direct confrontation between Al-Manar reporter Ali Shoeib and the Zionist soldiers on Lebanon’s southern borders, considering that this comes in the context of the upcoming war between the two sides.

Source: Al-Manar English Website

Netanyahu ‘blows a fuse’ over Lapid’s Karish concessions to Hezbollah

21 Sep 2022

Source: Al Mayadeen Net

By Al Mayadeen English 

Former Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says Yair Lapid panicked and retreated following Sayyed Nasrallah’s threats, thus yielding to Lebanese demands.

Former Israeli occupation Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his political rival, Israeli PM Yair Lapid

    Former Israeli occupation Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed Tuesday his political rival, Israeli PM Yair Lapid, saying that the latter retreated following Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s threats.

    In a video message posted on his Twitter account, Netanyahu said Sayyed Nasrallah threatened Lapid that Hezbollah will attack “Israel” in the event of operating the Karish field before signing an indirect gas agreement with Lebanon.

    The former Israeli Prime Minister considered that Lapid panicked and failed to operate Karish, noting that now, he [Lapid] wants to give Lebanon – without any Israeli supervision – a gas field worth billions of dollars that would help Hezbollah possess thousands of missiles and shells that will be target “Israel”.

    Addressing Israelis, Netanyahu said that on November 1, the Likud party, under his presidency, will replace Lapid’s weak and dangerous Israeli government with a stable right-wing government for the next four years; a government, according to Netanyahu, that will restore security and the dignity of “Israel”.

    “Israel” made concessions to avoid escalation in Karish: IOF official

    Earlier, the Israeli Maariv newspaper quoted Amos Yadlin, former IOF Military Intelligence Directorate as saying that “Israel has made concessions in favor of Lebanon to demarcate the border to ward off the danger of escalation.”

    “Israel is showing leniency in the demarcation of the maritime borders,” Yadlin said, threatening Lebanon that the IOF does not want it to turn into Gaza.

    He highlighted the prominent role played by Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah in this case, “which is indicative of the fact that he controls what is happening in Lebanon politically and militarily, which may push the Lebanese and the Israelis to a place that the two do not want,” as he put it.

    The former IOF official claimed that “Israel today has accepted the Lebanese line, and therefore, there is no place for Nasrallah’s demands concerning the Ras Al-Naqoura area.”

    Read more: Lebanese-Israeli maritime talks to end in few days: official

    Referring to the area adjacent to an area the IOF usurped from the Palestinians and consequently occupied, Yadlin insolently demanded “compensation for ceding the maritime economic zone in Ras Al-Naqoura and all the region to the south Qana field.”

    “We insist on these points,” he said, claiming that Sayyed Nasrallah “here has been trying to cause distortion.”

    Furthermore, Yadlin claimed that Karish is “purely Israeli” and that “we have to pump gas from there,” continuing to say, “The moment you concede to Nasrallah just once, you have to follow it with setting limits, because if the situation deteriorates toward an inevitable war, we know that we have done everything we can to prevent it.”

    This comes as Israeli media reported Monday that the signing between “Israel” and Lebanon of the agreement “on the maritime borders” is very close, stressing that what remains are “some technical details.”

    Similarly, Lebanese President Michel Aoun confirmed that negotiations related to the demarcation of the maritime border with “Israel” are in their final stages.

    Read next: US mediator made new proposal to Lebanese-Israeli maritime issue

    Fearing escalation, IOF request clarification on Karish statement

    Last week, Israeli media said that “it was the Israeli army that requested that clarification be issued regarding [an Israeli statement regarding] the Karish field, in order not to provoke tensions against Hezbollah.”

    Israeli Channel 13 stated that “the fear of a confrontation with Hezbollah has increased in recent weeks regarding the Karish gas platform. Despite Israel’s announcement that the next stage regarding the activation of the platform will begin soon, it has indicated, exceptionally, that the talk is not about extracting gas from it.”

    Channel 13 political affairs correspondent, Moriah Wahlberg, pointed out that “this clarification was not made in vain, but is rather aimed primarily at the ears of Hezbollah, as they in Israel do not want to create, provoke, and increase tensions, especially since these tensions already exist on this issue.”

    Wahlberg pointed out that “there is a disagreement in the Israeli leadership regarding the text of this statement, which was issued by the Ministry of Energy,” stressing that “some parties believed that this clarification should not be given in the matter of natural gas extraction, but parties in the army requested that this clarification be issued in order to avoid tensions with Hezbollah.”

    Read more: “Israel” fears military escalation against the Karish platform

    It is noteworthy that a source familiar with the matter revealed to Al Mayadeen, on September 11, that the US envoy for the demarcation of the maritime border, Amos Hochstein, handed Lebanon the coordinates of the line of maritime buoys, explaining that these coordinates constitute the “last point that is being negotiated,” in preparation for sending his [Hochstein’s] “full offer” next week.

    Dismantling ‘Israel’

    20 Sep 2022 23:52 

    Source: Al Mayadeen English

    Liberal Zionists, unhappy with the fascist brand, already working on a post-apartheid regime is clear proof that the dismantling of Apartheid “Israel” may come sooner than expected.

    Tim Anderson 

    Director of the Sydney-based Centre for Counter Hegemonic Studies.

    The future of the Apartheid Israeli regime in Palestine is often seen as either (1) maintenance of the racist “state”, with more than half the population excluded and brutally repressed or (2) complete collapse of the regime and Palestinian liberation – a simple dichotomy. 

    However, tensions among Zionist elites and the historic unraveling of previous racist regimes suggest that the dismantling of Apartheid “Israel” may come sooner than expected but in a more complicated manner. Racist states have often been dismantled with serious compromises. 

    The combined forces of steadfast Palestinian Resistance and the plummeting “international legitimacy of Israel” are certainly powerful agents working toward a democratic Palestine. Yet, liberal Zionists, unhappy with the fascist brand, are already working on a post-apartheid regime. This group does not currently have the upper hand in occupied Palestine, but they do have greater say with the colony’s chief sponsor, the USA. 

    Meanwhile, the disunity of Palestinian factions – actively encouraged by the Zionist regime – undermines their bargaining position. That leaves the door open for dirty deals.

    Let’s remember that the ‘abolition’ of mass slavery in the USA was followed by another century of brutal ‘Jim Crow’ racial discrimination, a system which has often been called ‘slavery by another name’. This next stage racist system was given a legal blessing by the ‘separate but equal’ Supreme Court decision in Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), a decision not overturned until Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka decision (1954). So ‘abolition’ did not mean emancipation.

    Correctly pointing to parallels with the dismantling of apartheid in South Africa, Omar Barghouti calls for an increase in boycott and sanction initiatives against “Israel”. Yet, he does not refer to the compromises involved in the South African transitional process, which led to extreme economic inequality and post-apartheid South Africa becoming one of the most unequal countries on earth.

    Perhaps even more relevant are the compromises made when the racial regime in Zimbabwe (formerly ‘Rhodesia’) was dismantled at the end of the 1970s. Talks hosted in Britain led to the ‘Lancaster House Accords’ with the following features.

    First ‘equal citizenship’ was created, but it was accompanied by several protective provisions. A ‘white roll’ was created to maintain ten (of 40) ‘white’ senators and 20 (of 100) ‘white’ reps in the Assembly. There were then requirements for a 70% parliamentary agreement for constitutional changes. A unanimous requirement to change “the separate representation of the white minority in parliament” gave that group veto power. 

    Second, under the “freedom from deprivation of property” provisions, the compulsory acquisition of property was banned and consensual compensation provisions were required. Protective provisions to privilege white minority representation and ban state acquisition of land could, for a period of ten years, only be carried out “by the unanimous vote of the House of Assembly”. That ‘froze’ white colonist control of most of the country’s arable land.

    Nevertheless, the Lancaster House agreement went on to claim that “the question of majority rule … has been resolved”. Britain promised to provide capital for land buyouts but failed to do so. Twenty years after independence, as the Mugabe government attempted to ‘fast track’ land reforms, Britain and the USA imposed coercive ‘sanctions’ on the country. 

    The land question is particularly important in Palestine, where steady land grabs, house thefts, and demolitions committed by “Israel” have economically marginalized the indigenous population, and in the process exposed the seven-decade-long myth of the ‘two states’. 

    Yet, the cost of destroying that myth, for the Zionists, is the naked reality of apartheid, now recognized by six independent reports. Two former Israeli leaders, both of the ‘liberal zionist’ faction, have warned of the existential threat the apartheid brand poses to their dream of a ‘Jewish state’. In 2007, Ehud Olmert warned that “Israel” faces an “apartheid-like struggle” if the “two-state” myth collapses. Similarly, in 2017, Ehud Barak warned that his “state” was “on a slippery slope” toward apartheid.

    This matter is of less concern for the more openly fascist Zionists, who dominate the regime these days. However liberal Zionists, with greater influence in the USA, have not been sitting on their hands. They are alarmed at the damage to the reputation of their ‘Jewish state’, by being labeled an apartheid regime and therefore, by the 1973 UN Convention, a crime against humanity and a regime that must be dismantled. 

    For these reasons, we see influential former liberal Zionists openly agitating against the apartheid regime. They are not prepared to live with that “shame” and are looking for their own type of restructure. For example, former Israeli negotiator Daniel Levy, now President of the US-based Middle East Project, told the United Nations Security Council that the notion of an ‘Arab state’ was dead and that apartheid in Palestine was a reality. Similarly, Peter Beinart, an editor at Jewish Currents and contributor to The Atlantic and CNNwrote in the New York Times about fake Zionist claims of ‘anti-Semitism’. He said that Zionist groups were “abandoning a traditional commitment to human rights out of blind support for Israel”. 

    These developments have important implications for the dismantling of the Zionist regime. The liberal Zionists will use their influence with Washington and London to get sponsorship for talks over a deal with compliant and property-owning elements of the Palestinian community. Almost certainly, the emerging deal will involve the protection of ‘settler rights’, Zionist privileges, and a freeze on property relations. The ‘right to return’ will also be subject to a deal.

    Palestinian collaborators in this will not be the small-time agents who acted as informants and later sought refuge in “Tel Aviv” with temporary residence permits which do not allow them to work or get health benefits. Washington and “Tel Aviv” will abandon them.

    The likely Palestinian collaborators for a ‘New Israel’ will be those linked to the Arab monarchies, with both property and embedded interests in the Palestinian Authority, which has long functioned as a municipality of the Apartheid “regime”. Religion will be no barrier, as secular collaborators will be joined by those who threw in their hands with the Muslim Brotherhood players, notably Qatar and Turkey, leading ‘false friends’ of the Palestinian cause. 

    The Palestinian Resistance and its allies face new challenges. There is a real risk that a coalition of Washington, liberal Zionists, and Palestinian collaborators will begin to cut a deal behind closed doors, regardless of the legacy of Palestinian sacrifice and resistance. Such struggles are often betrayed at the last moment. 

    That deal could include a last-minute grab for land, the freezing of property relations, and transitional provisions to protect the colonists. If deep divisions persist among Palestinian resistance factions, that deal will be easier to sell to an unsuspecting Palestinian and world audience. The dismantling of the ‘Old Israel’ will be so dramatic that few will pay attention to key details of the ‘New Israel’. But those details will be very important for the long-suffering Palestinian population.

    The opinions mentioned in this article do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Al mayadeen, but rather express the opinion of its writer exclusively.

    In the West Bank, Resistance Rises as the PA Crumbles

    Posted by INTERNATIONALIST 360°

    The Palestinian resistance factions of the West Bank are no longer fractured and in disarray, and the results speak for themselves

    The Israeli army’s recent incursions into the cities and refugee camps of the northern occupied-West Bank are not going as smoothly as before.

    The occupation army’s incursions into the city of Jenin and Jenin refugee camp in early September required the mobilization of large forces, including special units and armored vehicles – in scale, unprecedented since 2014.

    On the night of 6 September, a force of about 100 vehicles carried out a raid in Jenin, supported by air with drones, and on land, by hundreds of soldiers from Israel’s elite military units.

    Their task? To demolish the house of Ra’ad Hazem, who carried out the Dizengoff attack in Tel Aviv on 7 April, 2022. More than anything, this excessive military build-up over a single home demolition illustrates that the Israeli military can no longer operate in the West Bank as they did before the May 2021 ‘Sayf Al Quds’ conflagration – and its subsequent developments.

    After the 6 September operation – which resulted in the death of three Israelis and wounded 14 – the occupation army launched Operation ‘Break the Waves’ in response to the rapid expansion of Palestinian resistance factions and fervor in the West Bank.

    The re-emergence of resistance in the West Bank

    Break the Waves’ objective, according to then-Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, was to “attack without borders in order to stop the [resistance] operations” – four of which were carried out in cities in occupied territories – and to destroy the infrastructure of the resistance factions in Jenin and Nablus.

    Five months after the Tel Aviv attack, the situation in the West Bank remains tense and is heading toward further escalation. In the interim, three new resistance battalions have been announced in Nablus, Tulkarm and Tubas.

    Between 2007 and 2021, the resistance factions, particularly Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), remained stuck in a vicious cycle. The enemy’s surgical strikes were hindering their proactive initiatives, and until 2020, their activities were limited to the formation of fighting cells that were able to carry out one or two attacks before being incapacitated.

    Since Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip in 2007, Palestinian Authority (PA) security services have fully collaborated with the occupation authorities to pursue these resistance factions, for fear of having the Gaza model repeated in the West Bank.

    The genesis lies in Jenin

    The rejuvenation of resistance in the occupied West Bank can be attributed to the martyr Jamil al-Amouri. A prominent figure in the Jenin camp, Amouri was considered the most “wanted” by the occupation state for carrying out several shooting attacks against Israeli positions around Jenin, during the 2021 battle of Sayf al-Quds.

    He effectively contributed to the formation of active military cells inside the camp, which later went on to form the nucleus of the Jenin Brigade.

    In early June 2021, Amouri was assassinated, along with Lieutenant Adham Yasser Tawfiq Alawi from Nablus, and Captain Tayseer Mahmoud Othman Eissa from Jenin. The deaths of a PIJ commander along with two officers from the PA’s Military Intelligence effectively broke the ice between the PIJ on the one hand, and the Fatah movement and members of the security services in Jenin and Nablus, on the other.

    This also led to a subtle change in the popular resistance factions’ perception of the PA security services, who for years have been accused of being agents of the occupation.

    As political researcher Muhammad Dargham told The Cradle: “The martyrdom of Amouri with two officers from the security services removed the veil from the eyes of many supporters of the [Palestinian] Authority and the Fatah who woke up after thirteen years and found themselves guards of security coordination with Israel.”

    PIJ and Fatah: setting aside differences

    According to Dargham, the killing of Amouri, Alawi, and Eissa created harmony – at least in the Jenin camp – between the Al-Quds Brigades and the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades – the respective armed wings of the PIJ and Fatah.

    Three months after Amouri’s murder, five Palestinian prisoners belonging to the PIJ movement, along with the leader of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, Zakaria Al-Zubaidi, managed to escape from Gilboa Prison, the most fortified of all Israeli prisons. Two of the six, Ayham Kamamji and Monadel Nafeat, managed to reach Jenin refugee camp.

    By 19 September, 2021, all escapees were re-captured. However the date is also notable for the establishment of the Jenin Brigade – the first semi-organized resistance formation in the West Bank in 17 years. Importantly, while the Brigade was founded by PIJ operatives, it also consists of members of the armed wings of political rivals Hamas and Fatah.

    Resistance spreads like wild fire

    For many years, Israel ruled out the success of any semi-organized resistance action in the West Bank cities and refugee camps. This is due to the occupation’s adoption of a “maximum integration” policy that linked all aspects of the daily lives of Palestinians in the West Bank to Israel.

    The occupation also adopted its “mowing the lawn” policy, which sought to target all resistances cells by arresting or killing its members.

    These strategies were designed to send the message that any attempt to resist is doomed to failure, and the fate of those who undertake it will be life imprisonment or assassination.

    However, what transpired in September 2021 was different from all Israeli estimates. The Jenin Brigade maintained its military continuity, and the attempts to storm the Jenin refugee camp became much more costly for the Israelis.

    Previously, any Israeli force that invaded the camp was met with stone-throwing and firecrackers. But over the course of a year and three months, the alliance of Al-Quds Brigades and Al-Aqsa Brigades raised the bar considerably, and stands as testament to the benefits of a united armed front for the resistance.

    This was noticeable about a year after the launch of the Jenin Brigade. On 24 May, 2022, clashes erupted in the area of the Prophet Joseph’s tomb, near Balata and Askar refugee camps, east of Nablus. Israeli settlers used to enter this area without any confrontation except for stone throwing.

    On that day, though, the confrontations developed into an armed clash that seemed organized and with purpose. A few days later, Al-Quds Brigades issued a statement announcing the launch of the Nablus Brigade.

    One month earlier, three resistance fighters from the Al-Quds Brigades were killed in a clash with the Israeli army. One of the three, Saif Abu Libdeh, from the Ain Shams camp in Tulkarem, had worked for months to establish the infrastructure for a group that would be announced six weeks after his death, under the name Tulkarem Brigade. This was followed by the formation of another battalion – the Tubas Brigade in June.

    The occupation state: feeling the heat

    According to the Israeli army’s Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi, the occupation forces have foiled “hundreds of operations” since the beginning of the Operation Break the Wave, and carried out more than 1,500 precautionary arrests.

    Indeed, the first half of this year witnessed more than 3,700 Palestinian attacks in the West Bank, during which 21 settlers were killed and 316 wounded, including 2,692 attacks with stones, 577 with Molotov cocktails, 542 with burning tires, 33 with explosive devices, 30 with fireworks, 25 with paint bottles, 14 shootings, 1 case of hit and run, 4 cases of stabbing (with 7 foiled).

    However, these numbers maybe underrepresented. For instance, in one week alone (28 August to 3 September 2022), 12 soldiers and settlers were injured, and about 90 points of confrontation were observed, including one stabbing attack, 22 shooting attacks, and 15 throwing explosive devices and Molotov cocktails.

    Point of no return

    There is consensus among the Israeli security establishment, think-tanks, and military analysts that the situation on the ground in the West Bank has reached a point of no return. The question that worries Israel is: Is it possible to eliminate the new resistance developments – or at least keep them confined to the northern West Bank and prevent their expansion to southern cities such as Hebron and Bethlehem, or central cities such as Jerusalem and Ramallah?

    This Israeli concern is justified considering that the beginning of September bore serious consequences for the Israelis. On 4 September, three Palestinians from Jenin (a father and his two sons) shot at a bus carrying Kfir unit recruits in the Jordan Valley, injuring more than seven Israeli soldiers.

    Until now, the results of the investigations have not been announced, but it seems that the attack was carefully planned in terms of timing, and choice of location, where there were fewer surveillance cameras at work.

    A few days later, the Israeli army aborted an attempt by a Palestinian youth from Nablus from carrying out an operation in central Tel Aviv. The police suggested that the young man “infiltrated through a hole in the wall in the Tulkarem area,” where the army deployed three infantry battalions to thwart further attempts.

    There is yet another event that suggests the resistance action in the West Bank is growing. At dawn, on Thursday 8 September, members of the Jenin Brigade detonated a locally manufactured explosive device targeting a military jeep during a raid of one of the neighboring camps.

    It turned out that the device was controlled remotely, which represented a major technical development for the resistance factions, whose infrastructure was destroyed at the end of the Second Intifada.

    Israelis are fanning the flames

    The Israeli Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv believes that the PIJ has succeeded in transforming the northern West Bank into a hotbed of resistance, as well as in smuggling weapons and money to Palestinian cities and camps.

    These concerns coincide with expressed doubts over the efficacy of Israel’s “mowing the lawn” policy, which has fueled the “vicious cycle of blood,” according to Amos Harel, a military analyst writing for Haaretz newspaper.

    In an article he wrote earlier this month, Harel asked whether the Israeli army is quelling the West Bank’s flames, or actually fanning them.

    Avi Iskharov, an analyst in Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper, opined that Israel is facing a “new situation” that is not similar to the two previous intifadas of 1987 and 2000, pointing out that “there are pockets of Palestinian gunmen in Nablus and Jenin (in the northern West Bank), who clash almost every night with the army and shoot at Israeli targets.”

    Sources close to the resistance brigades in the West Bank told The Cradle that “Israel’s concerns are exaggerated for use in the upcoming election campaign.”

    “What we are seeing today is the result of years of [resistance] efforts. As the train has set off, returning to the starting point means acceptance of our mass killing, and this is out of the question,” says one Palestinian source.

    Israel: The PA is not collaborating enough

    The Israelis have sought to place the blame for their inability to eliminate the resistance brigades and to abort operations in the occupied territories squarely on the PA in Ramallah, who they feel are failing to fulfill their obligations.

    Israel’s Kan channel quoted an Israeli official as saying that “the Palestinian security services should increase their activity in the cities of the West Bank to prevent further escalation.”

    As for the Palestinians, the corruption-ridden PA is too weak to play a pivotal role in curbing the resistance which enjoys broad Palestinian popular support. Any further association made between the PA with the Israeli security campaigns will make it lose what is left of its flagging legitimacy.

    The Hebrew Walla website quoted Minister of Civil Affairs Hussein al-Sheikh, the PA’s channel of communication with the Israelis, as saying: “It is Israel that has weakened the [Palestinian] Authority through daily incursions into the Palestinian areas.”

    “The authority cannot accept a reality in which the army storms the occupied territories every night, then we are asked to work during the day against the militants,” added Sheikh.

    A dawn of a new era in the West Bank

    Meanwhile, the US has been keen to help prop up the PA and help it “restore stability,” by taking measures such as “increasing the number of work permits for Palestinians” in the occupied territories, “pumping economic aid to the Authority from various sources,” and facilitating the movement of Palestinians.

    US Assistant Secretary of State for Middle Eastern Affairs Barbara Leaf, who recently visited Israel and met with senior security officials, warned that “the situation in the West Bank is worse than it appears and the future of the entire PA is under threat.”

    In the early hours of 20 September, PA security forces in Nablus arrested Musab Shtayyeh, a Hamas commander wanted by Israel. Later that day, clashes broke out between the PA and hundreds of Palestinians who hit the streets in protest.

    Resistance factions are demanding Shtayyeh’s immediate release and are threatening to bar the PA from Nablus until this is done.

    In a video addressing the Palestinian Authority, the Palestinian resistance in Jenin cautioned: “we do not want to fight with you, but stay away from us. If you deal in kidnapping, we will also deal in kidnapping.”

    The Authority’s unelected President Mahmoud Abbas is in a bind: he fears mutiny from within for collaborating with Israeli security, and fears punishment from Israel for not doing so.

    By not adopting a conclusive direction, on a daily basis Abbas drains the PA of further legitimacy and authority, as demonstrated in Nablus today.

    In terms of the prospects for Palestinian national liberation, this at least will be a welcome development, as the decline or demise of the western and Israeli-backed PA will open a wide door to revitalized armed resistance in the occupied West Bank.

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    Palestinian Authority security arrests Palestinian wanted by IOF

    19 Sep 20223

    Source: Agencies + Al Mayadeen Net

    By Al Mayadeen English 

    Local Palestinian sources say Palestinian Authority security services arrested Musab Shtayyeh, a Palestinian who is wanted by the IOF in Nablus.

    Local Palestinian sources say Palestinian Authority security services arrested Musab Shtayyeh, a Palestinian who is wanted by the IOF in Nablus.

    Musab Shtayyeh and martyr Ibrahim Al-Nabulsi

    Al Mayadeen correspondent in occupied Palestine reported Monday that the Palestinian Authority security services arrested Musab Shtayyeh, a Palestinian who is wanted by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF), in the city of Nablus, in the occupied West bank.

    Local sources said that a Preventive Security force arrested Shtayyeh, along with two others, from downtown Nablus.

    Our correspondent said that young men from Nablus are burning rubber tires in protest of the arrest of Shtayyeh by the Palestinian Authority, adding that a number of camps in Nablus are witnessing demonstrations calling for Shatyyeh’s release.

    In response, Hamas movement spokesperson Abdel Latif Al-Qanou considered Shtayyeh’s arrest by the Palestinian Authority security services to be a free service to the Israeli occupation.

    It is noteworthy that Shtayyeh is a freed prisoner, and Israeli occupation forces have repeatedly threatened his father to assassinate him.

    ‘Israel’ Denies Starting Gas Extraction from Karish, Hopes Lebanon Accepts Hochstein’s Final Proposal

     September 17, 2022

    The Israeli circles denied the media reports about starting gas extraction from Karish field, noting that pumping gas through the platform’s pipes will be experimental.

    Zionist Channel 13 noted that denying those reports aimed at preventing any escalation with Hezbollah, knowing that the Resistance had threatened to strike the platform if ‘Israel’ operates it before Lebanon obtains its rights.

    According to the Israeli Channel, the US energy envoy Amos Hochstein will submit his final proposal during his upcoming visit to Beirut, hoping that the Lebanese officials accept it.

    In a speech delivered Saturday on Arbaeen, Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah reiterated that extracting the oil and gas off Lebanese shore is a golden chance to cope with the current economic crisis.

    “We won’t allow the Israeli enemy to extract oil and gas from Karish before restoring Lebanon’s legitimate rights.”

    The Israeli officials said that the extraction will take place in September but they delayed the process, the Lebanese resistance leader stated.

    “Hezbollah’s red line is the start of the Israeli extraction of gas in Karish.” His eminence revealed here that Hezbollah has recently delivered a strong message to the Zionist entity, warning behind the scenes that the Tel Aviv Regime will be facing a real trouble in case it started gas extraction in the disputed field.

    “Our aim is to enable the Lebanese government from investing in its maritime wealth, and this issue is not related to any affair,” Sayyed Nasrallah said, responding to accusations that Hezbollah has been trying to relate the maritime border talks to Iran nuclear deal talks.

    His eminence then affirmed that all threats made by Israeli officials “won’t turn a hair” of Hezbollah, saying that both ‘Israel’ and US knows very well that the Lebanese resistance is adamant regarding threats he made on the maritime border affair.

    Sayyed Nasrallah noted that Hezbollah has been calm in the latest weeks in a bid to give opportunity for talks, but stressed that the “eyes and missiles are on Karish.”

    Source: Al-Manar English Website

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    عبد الرحمن نصار 

    كشفت مقاومة جنين أنَّ إمكانية العمل في الضفة متوافرة، وأن الاستثمار الصحيح في بيئتها من جديد، على يد تنظيمات كبيرة مثل “فتح” أو قوية مثل “حماس”، يمكن أن يعيد بناء حالة مشتبكة ومؤثرة.

    قدّمت الجهاد الإسلامي دليلاً دامغاً على إمكانية البناء من الصفر مجدداً

    كلَّما يتورط الجيش الإسرائيلي في الضفة أكثر، تقترب الانتفاضة الثالثة من أن تكون حقيقة. وبينما يزداد عدد الجنود في كل اقتحام ويصير بالمئات، يتأكد أن الأمور تخرج عن سيطرة “الجيش القوي” فعلاً. ومع عودة الطيران إلى سماء الضفة المحتلة، الاستطلاعي أو المروحي، يتبين أنَّ المواجهات المسلحة تنتقل إلى السيناريوات الأصعب… ليس أخيراً: كلَّما تحضر “إسرائيل” بنفسها، تغيب السلطة الضعيفة، ويقوى عود المقاومة. فما قصة كتائب المقاومة الآخذة بالتزايد والتصاعد في الضفة؟ ولماذا هذا العمل الإسرائيلي اليومي، وحتى اللحظيّ، ضدها؟ نجيب عن ذلك وأكثر في هذه الحلقات الأربع.

    المؤكّد بالبساطة والفطرة التي يتحدَّث بها من يخوضون المواجهات فجراً وصباحاً ومساءً في مدن الضفة المحتلة عامة، ومناطقها الشمالية خاصة، أنَّ الاحتلال الإسرائيلي مغناطيس جاذب لكلِّ ما يمكن أن يكون مقاوماً، حتى لأولئك الذين اعتادوا بطريقة ما العيش تحت الاحتلال.

    تقدّم “الميادين نت” في هذه المادة التي تأتي في 4 أجزاء معلومات خاصة من الميادين المشتعلة مباشرة، تسرد فيها الحكاية الكاملة لكتائب المقاومة المتصاعدة في الضفة، والسبب وراء السعي الإسرائيلي الحثيث لاجتثاث هذه الكتائب منذ سنة.

    بينما ينظر العدو الإسرائيلي إلى كتائب المقاومة كـ”عدوى” لا يمكن السيطرة عليها، في تشبيه بجائحة كورونا التي ثبت عجز حكومات ودول عن التصدي لها بنجاعة، يظهر يوماً بعد يوم أن هذا التشبيه لا يخدم الرواية الإسرائيلية بقدر ما يكشف مكنونات القلق الحقيقي مما يجري في الضفة، إلى حدّ وصف عدد من قادة الجيش والأجهزة الأمنية بأنه الخطر الأكبر حالياً من باقي ساحات المواجهة، من دون أن ينكروا ضمناً أن الصدارة تبقى لمناطق فلسطين الـ48، حتى إن التقديرات الأخيرة لدى الجيش وجهاز “الشاباك” تفيد بأن “انتفاضة ثالثة أو ما يشبهها/انتفاضة من نوع جديد” ستندلع في الضفة قبيل الأعياد اليهودية الشهر المقبل.

    بصرف النظر عن الهدف من هذه التقديرات التي تتزامن مع طلبات أميركية بـ”خفض التصعيد” و”مراجعة إجراءات إطلاق النار” في الضفة والقدس والرفض الإسرائيلي لها، يبدو أن الاندفاع والضرب بقوة كبيرة جداً والعقاب الجماعي والعائلي هي السمات التي يمكن بها توصيف السلوك الإسرائيلي، بل يمكن القول إنه لم يُعتقل أحد خلال هذين العامين في الضفة. 

    هنا، تفيد آخر الإحصاءات الصادرة الشهر الماضي أنَّ العدو أجرى منذ بداية العام الجاري نحو 4500 عملية اعتقال، وأنَّ نصفها جرى في مدينة القدس المحتلة، مع تنوع مصير المعتقلين بين من أُفرج عنه أو أُعيد اعتقاله أو سُجن إدارياً أو حوكم بتهمة محددة.

    طبقاً لتصريحات رئيس أركان الجيش الإسرائيلي، أفيف كوخافي، جرت مطلع هذا الشهر 1500 عملية اعتقال (ضمن 4500) منذ بدء الحملة المسمّاة “كاسر الأمواج” (3/2022)، إلى جانب “إحباط مئات العمليات”. بعيداً من تضارب الأرقام والمبالغة في بعضها، مثل “مئات العمليات”، تعيد هذه الاعتقالات تعريف الفلسطينيين أنفسهم وارتباطهم بمشروع المقاومة، وإن كانت الإجابة عن الجدوى القريبة متعذرة حالياً، لأنها تخلق تجربة نضالية، حتى لو صغيرة، لدى الشباب والفتية.

    لا ضير في تتبّع الأرقام، الفلسطينية والإسرائيلية على سواء، لاستشراف الأفق الذي ينتظر جزءاً مهماً من فلسطين، أكلته المستوطنات إلى حدّ أن أحداً ما اقترح قبل سنوات قليلة ضمها إلى المناطق الفلسطينية المحتلة عام الـ48. 

    وفق موقع “0404” العبري، تُظهر دراسة للنصف الأول من العام الجاري وقوع أكثر من 3700 هجوم من الفلسطينيين في الضفة، قُتل خلالها 21 مستوطناً وجرح 316. وقد كان منها 2692 هجوماً بالحجارة، و577 بزجاجات المولوتوف، و542 بالإطارات المشتعلة، و33 بالعبوات، و30 بالألعاب النارية، و25 بزجاجات الطلاء، و14 إطلاق نار، وحالة دهس، و4 طعن (وإحباط 7)، وغيرها.

    من المهمّ من التوقف عند هذه الأرقام التي لم تحتسب عمليات التصدي للاقتحامات بالوسائل شتى، إنما رصدت ما سمّته “الهجوم”، فيما يقول الراصدون الفلسطينيون إنَّ الأعداد أكثر من ذلك بكثير، ويعطون دليلاً من أرقام أسبوع واحد (28/8/2022-3/9/2022) أصيب فيه 12 جندياً ومستوطناً مع رصد 90 نقطة مواجهة، من بينها عملية طعن و22 عملية إطلاق نار و15 إلقاء عبوات متفجرة وزجاجات حارقة. كما أنَّ الأرقام الإسرائيلية لم توضح الحالة المتصاعدة للمواجهات نوعاً وكماً في مناطق شرقي القدس المحتلة.

    لا ينظر الإسرائيلي إلى الأرقام الناتجة من عدوانه المتواصل (منذ بداية العام، قتلت “إسرائيل” أكثر من 85 فلسطينياً من سكّان الضفة والقدس، بينهم 17 قاصراً و6 نساء) إلا من زاوية ما يخدمه في قراءته للتصعيد ليس إلا. ففي التحليل، تعمد الدراسات إلى مقارنة أرقام في مدة محددة بالمرحلة/المراحل الزمنية الشبيهة بها في العام أو الأعوام السابقة، في طريقة رياضية سهلة من أجل رصد التصاعد أو التزايد، لكنَّها لا تجيب عن عوامل أخرى مهمة، وإن كانت تأخذها الأجهزة الأمنية، وخصوصاً الإسرائيلية والأميركية، بالاعتبار.

    لتفكيك هذه العوامل تحديداً، لا بدَّ من النظر إلى كل مدينة في الضفة على حدة، بسبب التباينات التي خلقها الاحتلال والتهجير، قبل الوصول إلى صورة عامة، مع التذكير بأن وجه الضفة تغير كثيراً منذ “هبة القدس” (2015-2018) واستشهاد باسل الأعرج (3/2017)، ومن بعدها سلسلة العمليات النوعية، مثل عملية “سلفيت” (2/2018) التي نفّذها الشهيد عمر أبو ليلى، وعملية منطقة “بركان” الصناعية في (10/2018) وما قبلهما ما وبعدهما، لكن استمرارية حدث المقاومة كانت صناعة امتياز لجنين.

    في البدء كانت جنين

    دوماً ما يُطرح السؤال عن السرّ في كون جنين شعلة النار التي عندما انطفأت في 2002 خمدت المقاومة في الضفة بصورة لافتة، ثم عندما هبّت في 2021 اتسعت بقعة الزيت شمالاً، إلى حدّ أنَّ العيون الآن تترقب وسط الضفة (رام الله، القدس) وجنوبيها (الخليل، بيت لحم). صحيح أنَّ للخليل دوراً كبيراً ولافتاً في “هبة القدس” المشار إليها، لكن سرعان ما وجد الإسرائيليون، ومعهم السلطة الفلسطينية، الحل الناجع لإرقاد “الأسد” مجدداً، ألا وهو: فوضى السلاح – الفلتان الأمني.

    في تلك السنوات تحديداً، سمحت السلطة و”إسرائيل”، كلٌّ بطريقته، في إغراق الخليل بالسلاح الذي وصل إلى الأيدي التي لا ترى الاحتلال هدفاً أول، فصار مطلب الأمان الشخصي يتقدم على غيره من الأولويات. في النتيجة، تراجع دور المحافظة التي قدمت خلال أول شهرين من الهبة (10-11/2015) 19 شهيداً من أصل 74. حاول الطرفان، ولا يزالان، تكرار اللعبة نفسها في جنين ونابلس وطوباس وطولكرم. ولما لم تنجح هذه اللعبة، عادا إلى جمع الأسلحة من جديد كي تستغل للمقاومة.

    في خطوة أخرى مهمة، لعبت رام الله على وتر التباين بين كوادر “فتح” و”الجهاد الإسلامي”، لكن لا نتائج كبيرة حتى اللحظة. من هنا، نعود إلى سؤالنا: لماذا جنين؟

    قبل الإجابة، لا بد من التذكير بأن فصائل المقاومة لم تستطع منذ 2007 حتى 2021 إعادة بناء تشكيلات نظامية أو حتى مجموعات متفرقة في الضفة عموماً، وجنين خصوصاً. ما يمكن تسجيله خلال تلك السنوات هو نجاح بعض المجموعات في تنفيذ عملية واحدة تنكشف بعدها الخلية أو يعتقل أو يقتل أفرادها. 

    وتُعد خلية الشهيد أحمد جرار (23 عاماً، “حماس”، عملية “حفات جلعاد”، 1/2018) أبرز الأمثلة على ذلك شماليّ الضفة، وخلية الأسير عاصم البرغوثي وشقيقه الشهيد صالح وسط الضفة (32 و30 عاماً، “حماس”، عمليتا “عوفرا” و”جفعات آساف”، 12/2018).

    بعد نحو سنة ونصف سنة، تحديداً خلال معركة “سيف القدس” (5/2021)، بدأت “سرايا القدس” (الجهاد الإسلامي) بتشكيل أولى خلاياها المنظمة في مخيم جنين، وكان يرأسها الشهيد جميل العموري (25 عاماً) الذي قاد مجموعته لتنفيذ عمليات إطلاق النار منذ بداية تلك السنة، فضلاً عن التصدي المستمر لاقتحام الاحتلال جنين ومخيمها. 

    من ثَمّ جاء اغتيال العموري في 10/6/2021 لتكون البداية الفعلية لمرحلة جديدة من العمل في جنين، علماً أن العموري قضى مع شهيدين من جهاز “الاستخبارات” العسكري التابع للسلطة، هما الملازم أدهم عليوي (23 عاماً) من نابلس، والنقيب تيسير عيسة (33 عاماً) من بلدة ميثون.

    ثمة هنا قطبة مخفية تتعلق بمؤسس الكتيبة، العموري، وكذلك الشهيد عبد الله الحصري (22 عاماً)، ولها ارتباط بعملية التحرر من سجن جلبوع التي اشتُهرت بـ”نفق الحرية” (2021). قيل آنذاك إن تحرر الأسرى الستة واستعداد جنين لاستقبالهم كلهم، أو بعضهم، سرّعا في تقوية كتيبة والتحام مقاتلي السرايا مع مقاتلي “كتائب شهداء الأقصى” (فتح) وتكوين ما سُمّي “حزام النار” لحماية الأسرى المتحررين، وخصوصاً أن منهم قائد الكتائب السابق في المخيم الأسير زكريا زبيدي (46 عاماً).

    لكنَّ هذا لا يكفي لتفسير اندفاعة قادة الكتيبة وعناصرها، وهو أمر ستتكفل تفصيله حلقات “الأبطال” التي ستُبث على شاشة “الميادين”، ولا سيّما العلاقة الخاصة التي كانت تربط العموري والحصري بمهندس عملية التحرر وقائدها، الأسير محمود العارضة (46 عاماً)، ودوره الحصري في ما بعد التحرر. أيضاً، يشار إلى دور الأسير وسام أبو زيد (23 عاماً) الذي أصيب خلال عملية اغتيال العموري.

    متى تأسست كتيبة جنين؟ وما أبرز عملياتها؟

    لماذا جنين؟

    في الإجابة عن سؤالنا المركزي: “لماذا جنين؟”، يظهر عدد من المعطيات التي لا يمكن للإعلام الغارق في الأحداث المتلاحقة استكشافها بسهولة. صحيح أنَّ العوامل التاريخية حاضرة بقوة في تجربة جنين تحديداً، لكنْ ثمة عوامل جديدة جديرة بالدراسة، وخصوصاً أن خطوةً إسرائيلية مثل فتح معبر “سالم” (3/2022) بين أراضي فلسطين 1948 وجنين للمرة الأولى منذ إغلاقه عام 2000 تشي بأنَّ الإسرائيلي يعيد تطبيق تجربة غزة (العصا والجزرة)، في إشارةٍ إلى فتح “إيرز-بيت حانون” لدخول العمال، وهي أيضاً الخطوة المتخذة بعد قرابة 20 سنة من وقفها.

    هذا ليس التقاطع الأول بين جنين وغزة، بل كان هناك تقاطع رئيسي أشعَرَ أهالي الأولى بأنهم “محافظة محررة”، وذلك حينما تقرر جراء ضربات المقاومة في خطة “فك الارتباط الأحادي” الإسرائيلية مع غزة عام 2005 تفكيك المنشآت العسكرية و”إعادة انتشار” الجيش الإسرائيلي حول جنين، مع إخلاء 4 مستوطنات هي: “غنيم”، “كديم”، “سانور”، “حومش”، علماً أن الأخيرة أُقيم فيها بعد سنوات بؤرة استيطانية لتصير مثل “مسمار جحا” وتتعرض لعملية مميزة من “كتيبة جنين” (16/12/2021) قادها الأسير محمود جرادات (41 عاماً) وأدت إلى مقتل مستوطن.

    إذاً، من الأساس، تمتلك مدينة جنين ومخيمها خصوصية كبيرة في العمل المقاوم تاريخياً، فقد شهدت آخر معارك الشيخ السوري عز الدين القسام الذي كان قد خرج من سوريا، وأقام في حيفا، ثم اعتصم في جنين، وتركت مقاومته أثراً كبيراً في اندلاع الثورة الكبرى والإضراب الكبير عام 1936. 

    منذ ذلك الزمن، عُرفت جنين كأبرز معاقل المقاومة التي أفرد لها رئيس الوزراء الإسرائيلي الميّت، أرئيل شارون، اهتماماً بالغاً، لكونها شكلت منطلقاً لعشرات العمليات في الداخل المحتل خلال انتفاضة الأقصى الثانية (2000-2005).

    بعد ذلك، تركت معركة المخيم عام 2002 مفاعليها في علاقة أبناء الفصائل الفلسطينية، ولا سيما “فتح” و”الجهاد الإسلامي”، إلى حد أنَّ الجيل الجديد، رغم أنَّه لم يعايش تلك المعركة الفاصلة، نشأ متأثراً بتلك العلاقة المميزة. بعد ذلك، تحضر عوامل أخرى، أبرزها التركيبة العائلية المقاومة في المدينة ومخيمها، وحتى قراها، إلى درجة أن مؤسس “الجهاد الإسلامي” الشهيد فتحي الشقاقي سبق أن وصف قرية مثل السيل الحارثية بأنها “طهران فلسطين”.

    إلى جانب تركيز الدراسات والتقارير على البنية الجغرافية للمدينة والمخيم، لا بدَّ من الانتباه إلى أنَّ التركيبة الاجتماعية والنفسية تؤدي دورها بقوة، فضلاً عن الانفتاح على الآخر فصائلياً، وهو ما يذوّب الفوارق التي سعى الاحتلال والسلطة عبرهما إلى كسر حالات كتائب المقاومة حين نشوئها في المحافظات الأخرى. كذلك، تحضر في جنين حالة الرفض لسياسات رام الله بين أبناء “فتح” وموظفي الأجهزة الأمنية، وهذا ما يشكّل حزام حماية، وخصوصاً أن لهؤلاء مساهمات مكشوفة وأخرى مخفيّة لدعم المقاومين.

    خاتمة: ما بعد “وحدة الساحات”

    في الخلاصة، تؤدي “كتيبة جنين” مهمّتها الأولى بجدارة، وهي مشاغلة الاحتلال والتصدي لاقتحاماته. وقد قدمت عدداً من الشهداء خلال السنة الأولى لانطلاقها، معظمهم من جنين، لكنَّ المهمة الثانية والأهم أنَّها تساهم يوماً تلو الآخر في زيادة التفاف الشارع حول المقاومة، وانخراط شباب جدد في العمل العسكري داخلها وفي مدن أخرى، وهذا ما يخشى الإسرائيلي نتائجه المستقبلية. وبينما كان الزخم الإعلامي الكفيل باستنهاض الحالة الثورية غير كافٍ بداية السنة الماضية، إذ اقتصر آنذاك على إعلام “الجهاد الإسلامي”، ها هو يجتاح الضفة كلها.

    بعد سنة من انطلاق الكتيبة، جاءت مواجهة “وحدة الساحات” لتشكّل علامة فارقة أخرى شعر معها المقاومون بوجود ظهير حقيقي لهم في غزة، الأمر الذي كان العدو يريد عكسه تماماً، وإذ بالسحر ينقلب عليه، ليبدو أنَّ المعركة الأخيرة – بصرف النظر عن جملة كبيرة من الملاحظات حولها سياسياً وميدانياً وأمنياً وإعلامياً – دفعت بالضفة نحو المواجهة المفتوحة، إلى جانب أن تكثيف الاحتلال عملياته اليومية، وحتى الساعيّة، وارتقاء الشهداء واحداً تلو آخر وكمّ الاعتقالات الهائل، يزيد بسالة الشبّان وحماستهم.

    في المحصلة، كشفت مقاومة جنين أنَّ إمكانية العمل في الضفة متوافرة، رغم سنوات من الأخطاء المتراكمة، وأن الاستثمار الصحيح والمدروس في بيئة الضفة من جديد، على يد تنظيمات كبيرة مثل “فتح” أو قوية مثل “حماس”، يمكن أن يعيد بناء حالة مشتبكة ومؤثرة، فقد أقامت “الجهاد الإسلامي” بشبابها الصغار الحجّة، وقدّمت على محدودية حضورها في بعض مدن الضفة دليلاً دامغاً على إمكانية البناء من الصفر مجدداً، وخصوصاً أنها أعادت إنتاج نفسها، حتى لو بحدود ضيقة وخطى بطيئة.

    Sayyed Nasrallah: Hezbollah’s Eyes & Missiles Are on Karish, We Do Not Fear Any Imposed Confrontation

    September 17, 2022

    By Al-Ahed News, Live Coverage

    Hezbollah Secretary General His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah delivered a speech at the end of the Arbaeen procession that headed towards the shrine of Sayyeda Khawal [AS] in Baalbek on September 17, 2022.

    Sayyed Nasrallah began his speech by condoling Muslims on the Arbaeen of Imam Hussein [AS] and thanks the participants in the Arbaeen March who walked to the holy shrine of Imam Hussein daughter, Sayyeda Khawla in Baalbek.

    In his speech, the Secretary General talked about the most important lessons of the Arbaeen saying, “Looking back at the stances of Imam al-Sajjad and Sayyeda Zeinab [AS] in Yazid’s palace, a believer could never show weakness or despair no matter how hard the calamities and the circumstances are.”

    In the light of this, Sayyed Nasrallah highlighted that “The remembrance of Prophet Mohammad [PBUH] and his household is eternal until the Day of Resurrection.”

    The Resistance Leader affirmed, “There is no place for humiliation, but rather for moving on based on the long history of faith in the future and the divine promise.”

    Also, in his speech, His Eminence addressed the Iraqi people thanking them for their great generosity, hospitality, and love they have been showing for the visitors of Imam Hussein [AS].

    “We must thank our brothers and sisters in Iraq, the authorities and the people, for their immense generosity, time, effort, and management of this grand event,” Sayyed Nasrallah said.

    His Eminence highlighted that “The Arbaeen Walk in Iraq, in which 20 million visitors took part, is unprecedented in history on the level of the participating masses.”

     “At least hundreds of thousands of those walked the road leading from Najaf to Karbala. Those visitors went there with their own money; states do not fund this ziyara. Those 20 million visitors are 20 million hearts beating in the love of Imam Hussein [AS]. The poor and the needy are the first we see there,” Sayyed Nasrallah clarified.

    Elsewhere in his speech, the Hezbollah SG recalled the Sabra and Shatila Massacre which was carried out from the 16th of September, 1982, and until the 18th of the same month.

    Sayyed Nasrallah explained, “The ‘Israeli’ enemy sponsored the Sabra and Shatila Massacre, but it was mainly perpetrated by certain Lebanese sides that are known and that were allied with ‘Israel’ militarily in the invasion of 1982.”

    “The Sabra and Shatila Massacre could amount to the biggest and most heinous massacre that was committed in the history of the Arab-‘Israeli’ conflict,” the Resistance Leader added, remembering that “Around 1900 Lebanese martyrs and some 3000 Palestinian martyrs were the victims of the Sabra and Shatila Massacre.”

    His Eminence said that the Sabra and Shatila Massacre remains “The most horrific to have been carried out by ‘Israel’s’ tools in Lebanon, and the ones responsible for it were never held accountable for it.”

    Sayyed Nasrallah slammed those who have been sowing strife in Lebanon saying, “We’ve been hearing phrases comparing ‘our Lebanon’ and ‘your Lebanon’, telling us we do not belong to ‘their’ Lebanon. I tell them that the Sabra and Shatila Massacre is one of the faces of ‘their’ Lebanon! The liberation of the South is the face of our Lebanon!”

    “The culture of death belongs to those who committed the Sabra and Shatila Massacre, while the culture of life belongs to those who liberated South Lebanon without even killing a chicken! They say the massacre was carried out to avenge Bachir Gemayel. They took revenge from who? From innocent civilians! Whereas during our fight, we did not even kill a chicken! Who are the ones of a death culture?!” the Hezbollah SG exclaimed.

    Elsewhere in his speech, Sayyed Nasrallah said, “The American guarantees neither protected the Lebanese and the Palestinians in Sabra and Shatila nor elsewhere. Anyone who trusts the Americans in this sense is offering their men, women, children, and even the unborn to be slaughtered.”

    The Resistance chief hailed the Palestinian youths, particularly those in the occupied West Bank, for their active presence in the field of resistance.

    “The enemy now is frightened by the resistance of the West Bank as it is fighting its young generation,” His Eminence said.

    Relatedly, Sayyed Nasrallah praised Hamas’ latest statement on resuming ties with Syria as a respected choice, saying, “Palestine’s priority lies in fighting the ‘Israeli’ enemy and the confrontation with the ‘Israeli’ enemy will prevail all stances as per the statement issued by Hamas.”

    His Eminence went on to say, “The Syrian leadership and people will remain the true supported of the Palestinian people and are bearing the sacrifices for their sake,” adding, “Resistance, and not begging, is the sole way to reclaim the rights.”

    Regarding the extraction of gas from the Karish platform, Sayyed Nasrallah highlighted that “Lebanon is in front of a golden opportunity that might not be repeated, which is extracting gas to solve its crisis.”

    “We sent a powerful message warning that the enemy not to extract from the Karish field until Lebanon is given its rights, as this would be crossing a red line,” the Resistance Leader said.

    “We offered the negotiations a true opportunity in which Lebanon extracts gas and we were not after any trouble,” His Eminence explained, saying, “We are not part of the maritime border demarcation negotiations, but our eyes are on Karish, as are our missiles.”

    Sayyed Nasrallah went on to say, “I believe that the ‘Israelis’, the Americans, and others have enough info for them to know that the Resistance is very serious in its warnings, and that we don’t fear any confrontation if it was forced upon us.”

    Another issue His Eminence addressed during his speech was the UNIFIL’s mandate in Lebanon.

    “The most recent development regarding the UNIFIL is an act of aggression and a violation of the Lebanese sovereignty; it reflects the absence of the aging state and the one behind this ‘Israeli’ trap is either ignorant or traitor,” Sayyed Nasrallah pointed out.

    His Eminence added, “The latest decision regarding the UNIFIL would have exposed Lebanon to grave dangers, but the stance of the Lebanese state was a good one.”

    Concerning the issue of the government formation, Sayyed Nasrallah said that hopes are high, warning that the country must not enter a presidential void.

    “Everybody should offer compromises so that electing a president would take place in its due constitutional time,” the Resistance chief said, saying, “Threats are futile and we support calls for agreeing on a president with meetings being held away from tensions and vetoes.”

    Sayyed Nasrallah focused on the issue that “The President of the Republic must enjoy a wide popular and political base to assume his legal and constitutional duties.”

    In his comments about the events surrounding the banking sector, the Hezbollah Secretary General said, “Dealing with the security level is insufficient and officials must form a crisis and emergency cell to finds real solutions.”

    The Resistance leader summed up his address by stressing the importance of the popular support base that the coming president should have in order to be able to fulfill his duties adequately.

    “No matter how hard the difficulties in Lebanon and the region are, we will definitely emerge victorious and our people will be able to enforce their will,” Sayyed Nasrallah concluded.

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    Israeli Human Rights Violations in Palestine ( Weekly Update 08 – 14 September 2022)

    15. 09. 2022

    Violation of right to life and bodily integrity:

    A child was killed, 8 others were wounded, and dozens of others suffocated in Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) attacks in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Details are as follows:

    On 08 September 2022, IOF killed Haytham Hani Mubarak (17) from Beitounia, West of Ramallah, with several bullets at the DCO checkpoint near the entrance to Beitin village, east of Ramallah, and kept his body in custody, claiming that Mubarak tried to stab a soldier with a knife, yet there was no eyewitness to the incident.

    Meanwhile, those injured were victims of excessive use of force during IOF incursions into cities and villages and suppression of peaceful protests organized by Palestinian civilians, and they were as follows:

    On 08 September 2022, A Palestinian was injured with a rubber bullet in the foot in IOF clashes following their incursion into Qalandia refugee camp in East Jerusalem. Also, a Palestinian was injured with a live bullet when IOF opened fire at Palestinians, who tried to confront settlers’ attacks in Sinjil village in Ramallah.

    On the same day, IOF violently attacked Palestine TV journalist, Yousuf Mohammad ‘Aadi (36), when he was on Al-Wad Street in East Jerusalem, causing him bruises, wounds and fractures before arresting and later releasing him on bail the following day. ‘Aadi said to PCHR’s staff that IOF violently assaulted him and dragged him to the ground when he started screaming for help to passersby, who tried to intervene, but the soldiers prevented them and continued hitting him on the head, grabbed his hair and yanking him many times to the ground between the iron bars of a barrier.  Although he fainted, they continued beating him and then tied him up and arrested him.

    On 09 September 2022, 4 Palestinians were shot by IOF’s rubber bullets in clashes that followed IOF’s suppression of Kafr Qaddoum weekly protest in northern Qalqilya. On the same day, an elderly suffocated due to teargas inhalations and others were sustained brises and suffocated during IOF suppression of a peaceful protest in support of Al-Nabi Samuel village residents, near al-Jib military checkpoint, northwestern East Jerusalem. In addition, 2 Palestinians were wounded and 5 suffocated during IOF suppression of a peaceful protest against land confiscations and settlers’ attacks in Sinjil village in Ramallah.

    In the Gaza Strip, 2 IOF shootings were reported on fishing boats off the western Gaza shore, and 2 other shootings were reported on agricultural lands in eastern Gaza Strip.

    So far in 2022, IOF attacks killed 120 Palestinians, including 85 civilians: 25 children, 8 women; 2 Palestinians killed by Israeli settlers; and the rest were activists; 15 of them were assassinated. Thirty-two of those killed, including 19 civilians: 8 children and 3 women were in the latest Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip. Also, 1,316 Palestinians, including 204 children, 40 women, and 22 journalists, were wounded in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. Moreover, 4 Palestinian prisoners, including a woman, died in the Israeli prisons.

    Land razing, demolitions, and notices

    IOF forced 2 Palestinians to self-demolish 2 houses and an animal barn in East Jerusalem. Details are as follows:

    On 08 September 2022, IOF forced a Palestinian to self-demolish his under-construction house in Silwan village in East Jerusalem, under the pretext of unlicensed construction. Also, they demolished retaining walls in al-Walaja village, west of Bethlehem, under the pretext of unlicensed construction.

    On 09 September 2022, IOF forced a Palestinian to self-demolish a barrack he owned and used as an animal barn in Al-Isawiya village in occupied East Jerusalem under the pretext of unlicensed construction.

    On 12 September 2022, IOF forced a widow to self-demolish her house in Silwan village in occupied East Jerusalem under the pretext of unlicensed construction, rendering her and her 3 children homeless.

    Since the beginning of 2022, Israeli occupation forces made 113 families homeless, a total of 670 persons, including 130 women and 310 children. This was the outcome of IOF demolition of 118 houses and 41 residential tents. IOF also demolished 90 other civilian economic objects, leveled vacant areas of land and delivered dozens of notices of demolition, cease-construction, and evacuation.

    Settler-attacks

    On 08 September 2022, an Israeli settler threw stones at a vehicle travelling on Bypass Road (60) near Bani Na’im village, east of Hebron, and broke its windshield. On the same day, 2 Palestinians were injured and sustained bruises while 5 cars were badly damaged  as a result of the settlers’ attacks in Sinjil village in Ramallah

    On 13 September 2022, a Palestinian sustained wounds and fractures when Israeli settlers assaulted him in his land near at-Tuwani village close to Havat Ma’oun settlement outpost, south of Hebron. When a Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) ambulance arrived and tried to evacuate the injured, the settlers intercepted it and damaged its tires. IOF arrested the injured and took him via an Israeli ambulance to Soroka Hospital.  He was then referred for investigation to the police station in Kiryat Aba’ settlement, claiming that he attempted to kill a settler. Later on, IOF backups arrived in the area, opened fire, and fired tear gas canisters at the Palestinians there.  As a result, some of them suffocated.  Also, IOF arrested 10 Palestinians and interrogated them about a settler’s injury in clashes against Palestinians in the area.

    Since the beginning of the year, settlers conducted at least 180 attacks. In two of the attacks, 2 Palestinians were killed.

    IOF incursions and arrests of Palestinian civilians:

    IOF carried out 210 incursions into the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem. Those incursions included raids and searches of civilian houses and facilities and establishment of checkpoints. During those incursions, 78 Palestinians were arrested, including 5 children and a woman. In the Gaza Strip, IOF carried out 4 limited incursions into eastern Khan Yunis, eastern Gaza Valley village, southeast of Gaza, and Deir Al-Balah in the central governorate.

    On 08 September 2022, IOF arrested 2 Palestinians, including a child, while trying to infiltrate via the border fence, east of Rafah, and released them the next day. On 13 September 2022, the Israeli Naval Forces arrested 4 fishermen after intercepting their boat off Gaza Valley shore.

    So far in 2022, IOF conducted 6,140 incursions into the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, during which 3,618 Palestinians were arrested, including 339 children and 32 women. IOF also conducted 32 limited incursions into eastern Gaza Strip and arrested 84 Palestinians, including 49 fishermen, 30 infiltrators, and 5 travelers via Beit Hanoun “Erez” Crossing.

    Israeli closure policy and restrictions on freedom of movement:

    The Israeli occupation maintains its illegal and inhuman 15-year closure on the Gaza Strip. Details available in PCHR’s monthly-update in the Gaza crossings.

    In the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, IOF continues to impose restrictions on the freedom of movement. On top of its 108 permanent checkpoints, IOF established 100 temporary military checkpoints in the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, and arrested 4 Palestinians at those checkpoints.

    On 08 September 2022, IOF established a military watchtower near the western entrance to Taqou’ village, east of Bethlehem.

    On 11 September 2022, IOF closed the metal detector gate established at the western entrance to Husan village in Bethlehem and later reopened it.

    So far in 2022, IOF established 3,105 temporary military checkpoints and arrested 146 Palestinians at those checkpoints

    Palestinian Resistance Movements Call for Quitting Oslo and Ending ‘Security Coordination’

    September 15, 2022

    Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, US President Bill Clinton, and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat at the signing of the Oslo Accord. (Photo: Vince Musi, via Wikimedia Commons)

    Palestinian resistance movements called on Wednesday for a total withdrawal from the Oslo Accords and an end to ‘security coordination’ between the Palestinian Authority and the Israeli occupation security services, Quds Press reported.

    Speaking on behalf of the movements, senior Islamic Jihad official Nafeth Azzam said that Oslo gave “legitimacy” to the Israeli occupation and illegal Jewish settlements.

    Azzam made his comments during a conference in Gaza to mark the anniversary of the Oslo Accords. He also issued a warning about the normalization of Arab states with Israel.

    “This path is doomed to fail. The Palestinians have surprised the world with their rejection of Oslo and their rejection of the normalization of ties between the occupation and Arab nations.”

    The Palestinian resistance, he pointed out, broke the security equation of the Israeli occupation and forced it to leave the Gaza Strip seventeen years ago.

    (MEMO, PC, SOCIAL)

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    «حماس»: عائدون إلى سوريا

    الجمعة 16 أيلول 2022

    رجب المدهون

    تبادَل مسؤولو الحركة والمسؤولون السوريون، خلال لقاءات دورية جمعتْهم، ملاحظات حول فترة القطيعة وما سبقها (أ ف ب)

    أخيراً، وبشكل رسمي، وبعد صدور العديد من المؤشّرات المتلاحقة والمتسارعة في هذا الاتّجاه، أعلنت حركة «حماس» قرارها العودة إلى سوريا، مؤكدةً العمل على ترجمته لإنهاء سنوات طويلة من القطيعة مع دمشق، التي «احتضنت شعبنا الفلسطيني وفصائله المقاوِمة لعقود من الزمن»، كما قالت الحركة. ويأتي بيان الأمس ليُتوّج، بحسب معلومات «الأخبار»، سلسلة من اللقاءات التي جرت بين مسؤولي «حماس» والمسؤولين السوريين، وتخلّلتها مراجعات للفترة السابقة، وتبادل ملاحظات حول الملفّات التي «تجب معالجتها بشكل جدّي»، ليصل العمل حالياً إلى مرحلة «بناء الثقة»، تمهيداً للتطبيع الشامل والواسع

    غزة | كما كان متوقّعاً بعد سلسلة لقاءات ومباحثات رعاها «حزب الله»، أصدرت حركة «حماس»، أمس، بياناً أعلنت فيه وقوفها إلى جانب سوريا في وجه «المخطّطات الهادفة إلى تقسيمها»، مؤكّدة سعيها لترجمة قرارها باستعادة علاقاتها مع دمشق. وبحسب ما علمته «الأخبار» من مصادر «حمساوية»، فإن البيان يأتي في ضوء استمرار اشتغال الحركة على تطبيع هذه العلاقات بعد سنوات من القطيعة، و«مواجهة العقبات التي تحاول أطراف خارجية وضعها في طريق تسوية جميع الخلافات مع السوريين». وكشفت المصادر أن مباحثات عدّة انطلقت بعد معركة «سيف القدس» بين «حماس» والقيادة السورية، برعاية من الأمين العام لـ«حزب الله» السيد حسن نصرالله، حيث تمّ كسر الجمود كخطوة أولى، بينما وصل العمل في الفترة الأخيرة إلى مرحلة «بناء الثقة تمهيداً لاستعادة العلاقة بشكل أكبر وأوسع». وتبادَل مسؤولو الحركة والمسؤولون السوريون، خلال لقاءات دورية جمعتْهم، ملاحظات حول فترة القطيعة وما سبقها، والملفّات التي «تجب معالجتها بشكل جدّي لإنهاء الخلاف»، مع إبداء ملاحظات حول كيفية تجاوُز المسبّبات الخارجية والداخلية التي أعاقت التطبيع سابقاً. وأكدت المصادر أن هذا المسار سيتسارع خلال الفترة المقبلة، «في ضوء المتغيّرات والتحدّيات الإقليمية والدولية التي تُواجه محور المقاومة ككلّ، في ظلّ تَشكّل تحالف التطبيع بين الدول العربية ودولة الاحتلال برعاية أميركية، بما يشكّل تهديداً للمحور وأطرافه».

    وأعلنت حركة «حماس»، في بيان أمس، بعنوان «أمّة واحدة في مواجهة الاحتلال والعدوان»، مُضيّها في «بناء وتطوير علاقات راسخة مع الجمهورية العربية السورية، في إطار قرارها باستئناف علاقتها مع سوريا الشقيقة، خدمةً لأمّتنا وقضاياها العادلة، وفي القلْب منها قضية فلسطين، ولا سيّما في ظلّ التطوّرات الإقليمية والدولية المتسارعة التي تحيط بقضيتنا وأمّتنا»، مُجدّدةً تمسّكها بـ«استراتيجيتها الثابتة، وحرصها على تطوير وتعزيز علاقاتها مع أمّتها ومحيطها العربي والإسلامي، وكلّ الداعمين لقضيتنا ومقاومتنا». ودانت الحركة «بشدّة، العدوان الصهيوني المتكرّر على سوريا، وخاصة قصف مطارَيْ دمشق وحلب أخيراً»، مؤكدةً «وقوفنا إلى جانب سوريا في مواجهة هذا العدوان». وأعربت عن تقديرها «للجمهورية العربية السورية قيادةً وشعباً، لدورها في الوقوف إلى جانب الشعب الفلسطيني وقضيته العادلة»، متطلّعةً إلى أن «تستعيد سوريا دورها ومكانتها في الأمّتَين العربية والإسلامية»، مبديةً دعمها لـ«كلّ الجهود المخلصة من أجل استقرار وسلامة سوريا، وازدهارها وتقدّمها». وإذ كرّرت «موقفنا الثابت من وحدة سوريا أرضاً وشعباً»، و«رفضنا أيّ مساس بذلك»، فقد جزمت «(أننا) ننحاز إلى أمّتنا في مواجهة المخطّطات الصهيونية الخبيثة، الهادفة إلى تجزئتها وتقسيمها ونهب خيراتها، ونقف صفاً واحداً وطنياً وعربياً وإسلامياً لمقاومة العدو الصهيوني، والتصدّي لمخطّطاته». كما دعت إلى «إنهاء جميع مظاهر الصراع في الأمة، وتحقيق المصالحات والتفاهمات بين مكوّناتها ودُولها وقواها عبر الحوار الجادّ، بما يحقّق مصالح الأمّة ويخدم قضاياها». ولفتت إلى «التطوّرات الخطيرة التي تمسّ بشعبنا الفلسطيني وقضيّته العادلة، وأبرزها مظاهر التطبيع ومحاولات دمج العدو الصهيوني ليكون جزءاً من المنطقة، مع ما يرافق ذلك من جهود للسيطرة على موارد المنطقة، ونهب خيراتها، وزرع الفتن والاحتراب بين شعوبها ودولها، واستهداف قواها الفاعِلة والمؤثّرة، الرافضة والمقاوِمة للمشروع الصهيوني»، مشيرةً في هذا السياق إلى «استمرار العدوان الصهيوني على سوريا الشقيقة، بالقصف والقتل والتدمير، وتصاعُد محاولات النيل منها وتقسيمها وتجزئتها، وإبعادها عن دورها التاريخي الفاعل، ولا سيما على صعيد القضية الفلسطينية»، مُذكّرةً بأن «سوريا احتضنت شعبنا الفلسطيني وفصائله المقاوِمة لعقود من الزمن، وهو ما يستوجب الوقوف معها، في ظلّ ما تتعرّض له من عدوان غاشم».
    وكان نائب رئيس حركة «حماس» في قطاع غزة، خليل الحية، أكد، في حديث إلى «الأخبار» أواخر حزيران الماضي، أن ثمّة قراراً اتُّخذ بـ«السعي إلى استعادة العلاقة مع دمشق»، بعد «نقاش داخلي وخارجي على مستوى الحركة شارك فيه قياديون وكوادر ومؤثّرون وحتى معتقلون داخل السجون». وأوضح الحية أنه «تمّت مناقشة الظروف والتوقيت والشكل»، كما «تمّ وضْع خطّة سيتمّ تنفيذها بمساعدة الحلفاء»، مضيفاً أن «هناك تَوجّهاً نحو البيئة الأوسع، التي تشمل أصحاب الرأي والمفكّرين والعلماء، ومن ثمّ الأطر الشعبية الأوسع»، متابعاً «(أننا) وضعنا تركيا وقطر في أجواء تَوجّهنا هذا، وهما لا تُعارضانه». وسبق كلامَ الحيّة بأسبوع، حديثٌ مشابه نقلته وكالة «فرانس برس» عن مسؤول رفيع المستوى في «حماس»، جاء فيه أن «الاتّصالات مع سوريا في تَحسّن، والعلاقات في طريق عودتها بالكامل إلى ما كانت عليه»، وأن «زيارات عدّة قام بها قادة الحركة إلى سوريا». وإلى جانب تلك التصريحات، أعلن الأمين العام لـ«حزب الله»، غير مرّة، في أحاديث صحافية، اهتمامه «بشكل شخصي» بتسوية العلاقة بين «حماس» وسوريا، مؤكداً أن الأخيرة منفتِحة على هذا المسار الذي وصفه بـ«الإيجابي».

    «حماس»: سوريا احتضنت شعبنا الفلسطيني وفصائله المقاوِمة لعقود من الزمن


    يُذكر أن مصدراً قيادياً في «حماس» أكّد لـ«الأخبار»، بالتوازي مع انتهاء معركة «سيف القدس» في أيار 2021، أن لدى الحركة قراراً مسبقاً ببحْث عودتها إلى الأراضي السورية عندما تحين الفرصة المناسبة، «وفي ضوء الرسائل الإيجابية التي نقلها لنا عدد من قادة فصائل المقاومة في سوريا عقب لقائهم الأخير بالرئيس بشار الأسد، وترحيبه بجميع الفصائل من دون استثناء، وتوجيهه التحيّة إلى حماس»، فإن هذا القرار سيتعزّز. وأشار المصدر، آنذاك، إلى أن الحركة ستبدأ مشاورات مع «حزب الله» وإيران خلال الفترة القريبة، بهدف جسّ نبض السوريين حول عودة العلاقة معهم، متوقّعاً أن تكون الردود السورية إيجابية، ومن دون شروط مسبقة، الأمر الذي سيفتح الباب أمام التطبيع، كخطوة أولى تتبعها عودة قيادات «حمساوية» إلى الأراضي السورية في وقت لاحق. ولم يُخفِ المصدر، في ذلك الوقت، وجود محاولات سابقة من قِبَل أطراف في محور المقاومة لترميم العلاقة بين الحركة والسوريين، غير أن تلك المحاولات اعتراها عدد من العقبات، آملاً أن يكون الانتصار الذي حقّقته المقاومة في غزة خلال معركة «سيف القدس» بوّابة لإزالة العقبات المذكورة، في ظلّ الاتفاق على برنامج المقاومة ومواجهة الاحتلال الإسرائيلي، وتمسّك «حماس» بمبدأ عدم التدخّل في الشؤون الداخلية للدول العربية، وتعزيز العلاقات معها بهدف تجميع طاقات الأمة لدعم المقاومة.

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    Two Palestinians Martyred After Killing ‘Israeli’ Officer Near West Bank Checkpoint

    September 15, 2022

    By Staff, Agencies

    ‘Israeli’ occupation military forces shot and killed two Palestinian youths in the northern part of the West Bank as tensions have been rising across the occupied territories in recent weeks, with Zionist troops ratcheting up detention raids and other repressive measures.

    The Zionist military said in a statement that the two Palestinians were detected near a checkpoint close to the village of Jalamah, which lies north of the West Bank city of Jenin, early on Wednesday morning.

    The statement further alleged that soldiers from the Nahal Brigade surrounded the pair and attempted to arrest them, but they opened fire on the troopers. The soldiers returned fire in which the two men were martyred.

    The two martyrs were identified by Palestinian media as Ahmed Abed and Abdul Rahman Abed, from the village of Kafr Dan near Jenin.

    The Jerusalem Post daily newspaper also reported that an ‘Israeli’ soldier was killed in the exchange of fire. No other details were immediately available.

    Jalamah is located adjacent to the security barrier just north of Jenin, where a number of Palestinian retaliatory operations earlier in the year originated and where the ‘Israeli’ military has concentrated much of its clampdown.

    More than 70 Palestinians, including 37 Palestinian children, have been martyred so far this year, many as a result of the use of lethal force by the ‘Israeli’ authorities in a manner described by the UN Human Rights Office in the Occupied Territories as a violation of international human rights law.

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    Sayyed Hadi Nasrallah: Hezbollah Leader’s Migratory September Bird

     September 12, 2022

    Marwa Haidar

    “We in Hezbollah’s leadership, we sacrifice our sons. We feel proud when our sons go to frontlines. We hold our heads high when they fall as martyrs,” Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said on September 13, 1997, a day after the martyrdom of his son, Hadi, known as ‘Migratory September Bird’.

    On September 12, 1997, Hezbollah fighters ambushed an Israeli force in Jabal Al-Rafi’a area in south Lebanon, killing four Israeli occupation soldiers. However, the fighters engaged in a deadly clash with occupation troops while returning from the mission, and three of them were martyred.

    One of the three fighters, who initially went missing, was Hadi, the eldest son of Sayyed Nasrallah.

    “At that night, I was informed that three of our fighters went missing. The brother who was talking to me on the phone didn’t tell me that Hadi was one of the three, though I felt this due to his repetitive calls to update me on the issue,” Sayyed Nasrallah said in a 2018 interview with Al-Manar, narrating how he knew about the martyrdom of his son.

    Martyrdom of the three fighters was confirmed in the next day by the resistance’ operations room which was overseeing their mission. Sayyed Nasrallah was informed that his son was among the martyrs.

    Sayyed Nasrallah, the Firm Leader

    Despite the saddening news, Sayyed Nasrallah took part in a preplanned ceremony on that day (September 13, 1997), and delivered a speech in which he proudly announced the martyrdom of his son.

    “I thank Allah, who bestowed mercy upon us by looking at my family and choosing a martyr from it,” Sayyed Nasrallah said at the ceremony.

    “As all resistance Mujahideen (fighters), Hadi chose this way and he was fully aware of it…. The Israeli enemy may think that it has secured an achievement by killing Hezbollah secretary general’s son. The Israeli enemy didn’t assassinate Hadi in Haret Hreik. Hadi was in the frontline in south Lebanon. He was carrying a Jihadi mission against the Israeli occupation.”

    Bodies of Hadi and the other two martyrs, Ali Kawtharani and Haytham Mughniyeh, were captured by the Israeli occupation. A video released by Israeli media showed the bodies which were retrieved, later in June 1998, as part of a swap deal between the resistance and the Israeli occupation that saw exchange of 60 Lebanese prisoners and bodies of 40 Hezbollah martyrs for the bodies of Israeli soldiers killed in south Lebanon in 1997.

    Martyrdom of Hadi Nasrallah turned out as waves of emotional gushing and respect to the Hezbollah Secretary General. Few years after the end of the civil war in Lebanon, no one ever saw that a son of one of the leaders of the political groups, which took part in the civil war, has been killed in the war.

    Sayyed Nasrallah, the Loving Father

    Along with this pride and firmness, Sayyed Nasrallah has openly shown the emotional phase behind the martyrdom of his son.

    “Yes, for sure I cried. At the end, I’m a father, I’m a human,” Sayyed Nasrallah answered a question by Lebanese talk show host Zaven Kouyoumdjian during an interview few months after Hadi’s martyrdom.

    In a touching poem, Sayyed Nasrallah mourned Hadi as the ‘Migratory September Bird’ during that year.

    “I’m your orphan O’ my son…

    Here you go, and my tear has choked me during my night loneness …

    I will miss you… Whenever a bird migrates in September,” excerpts of the poem by Sayyed Nasrallah read.

    Source: Al-Manar English Website

    40 Years on The Sabra-Shatila Massacre: West Complicit in ’Israeli’ Crimes against Humanity

    September 14, 2022 

    By Mohammad Youssef

    Forty years have passed since Sabra and Shatila massacre was perpetrated by the ‘Israeli’ enemy occupation forces led by Ariel Sharon and Lebanese collaborators that belonged to the Kataeb Party and the ‘Lebanese Forces’ militia.

    It was a horrible unforgettable massacre that led to butchering thousands of Palestinians and Lebanese people on the outskirts of the Lebanese capital Beirut. It was a massacre that highlights the climax of the cruelty of the ‘Israeli’ occupiers and their unquenched thirst for bloodshed.

    After a two-day siege of the two Palestinian camps, Sabra and Shatila, the ‘Israeli’ soldiers along with the aforementioned Lebanese militias started their savage butchery.

    It is worth mentioning that this massacre is an episode in a series of massacres against the Lebanese and the Palestinians, along with many Arabs from different nationalities: Egyptians, Jordanians, Syrians, and many others.

    The history of the ‘Israeli’ entity is a history of genocide and massacres especially against the civilians. The massacres aimed at shocking, terrorizing, and pushing the people to leave their places so they could be totally uprooted from their homeland.

    This was an ‘Israeli’ policy to evacuate the land so they can easily capture it. It was supported by the Western powers, especially Britain and the United States. They always used their veto power to sabotage any attempt to condemn ‘Israel,’ impose any sanction against it, or even put it into questioning.

    This is not strange at all, because the history of the western European powers, whether France, Britain, Germany, Belgium, Austria or the United States, is similar to that of the ‘Israeli’ entity; a history of massacres, racism, colonization and exploitation for people all over the world.

    The so-called progress, modernization and western civilizations are nothing but a real history of exploitation, colonization and genocide. That is why they have become normal supporters for the ‘Israelis’ and their allies especially in their plots and conspiracies!

    People of the western world should be aware of all the oppression, atrocities, and massacres carried out by their governments against other people all over the world. They should recognize they hold responsibility for their choices when they go to choose for elections in their so-called genuine democracies.

    The permanent support for the Tel Aviv regime makes them all real partners in all its crimes against humanity.

    Our people should be equally aware and should have unshakable belief not only in their capability to defend and resist the criminal attacks of ‘Israel’ and its Western allies, but also to achieve victory against them. The examples are so many and vivid.

    From Palestine to Yemen, going through Lebanon and Syria, our people have portrayed and continue to portray with their sacrifices and blood an image of glory and victory. With our steadfastness and resistance, by God’s willing, their conspiracies will definitely fail, and we will prevail!

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