2019 / 3 / 4
By: Madeeha Araj,
The Palestinian Valley is under daily settler attack, as the settlers set up an electrified fence around 600 dunums threatened to confiscate them at the Aqda and Suwaida areas in the northern Valley, which prohibited scores of citizens from reaching their lands, despite the Tabu that the owners have. Within the context, the former chief of staff of the Israeli army and the fourth candidate in the list of "Kahal Lavan", Gabi Ashkenazi, said that Israel shall have its own borders, stressing the continued occupation of the Valley. Last week, settlers occupied large areas of land in the Ein-Hilweh area in the northern Valley in the areas adjacent to the settlement of Maskiot and the settlement outpost in the area of -;--;-Suwaida to prevent the residents from reaching thousands of dunums in the area. They set up caravans in the area and expelled the shepherds in order to link settlements and outposts together.
At the same time, three Palestinian Bedouin communities south of Hebron face the threat of deportation and eviction under a demand submitted to the Israeli High Court by settlement associations, demanding that the communities be evacuated on the grounds that they are illegal and prevent communication between the border areas. Israeli authorities have concentrated their efforts on displacement of these areas of the West Bank, including the southern Hebron hills, which contradicts the provisions of international humanitarian law, which prohibits the forcible transfer of protected civilians.
Within the policy of displacement used by the Israeli occupation forces against the residents of Mafassir Yatta south of Hebron, they raided the area and expelled citizens from their land, uprooted 350 olive trees and prevented more than 1500 residents from building schools, homes and health clinics there.
In Jerusalem, the Israeli Nature Protection Company has indicated that building plans are in different stages of organizing. According to data published by the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics, the housing reserves are about 125,000 housing units, with a yearly average of 2,500 housing units in Jerusalem. The housing reserves for the residents of Jerusalem are sufficient for at least two decades. In a report published under the title "Housing stock in Jerusalem until 2040”. The Nature Protection Agency revealed that 62 building plans are currently undergoing, six of which are in the housing phase and 220 permits are waiting to be implemented. These include the construction of 9,045 housing units in the Gilo settlement and 1,200 units in the Ramat Shlomo settlement in Shu fat.
In the Jenin Governorate, the Israeli occupation forces razed 28 donums and uprooted 300 trees from the land of Barta a, isolated behind the apartheid Wwall. For its part, a group of surveyors of the Civil Administration inspected the water carrier line of settlements east of Qalqiliya, which passes through the lands of the Nabi-Elias, Asla and the town of Azzun in order to move it to the northern side 0f the bypass road number 55.
On the other hand, it became clear that the US support for the occupation government and settlers continues, but not-limit-ed to the official level, which was -dir-ected by US President Donald Trump, who recognized Jerusalem as the capital of the occupying state and the transfer of the embassy of his country from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem. In this Times American website disclosed that a number of companies have made generous financial contributions to the illegal Israeli settlements that Israel illegally established in the occupied Palestinian territories.
On the other hand, the US Senate discussed last week a bill to recognize the sovereignty of Israel on the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, led by Senator Ted Cruz and Tom Kuten of the Republican Party, the proposal is supported by members of the Senate Democrats and the majority leader in the House of Representatives.
A list of Israeli Occupation and Settlers Assaults over the Last Week, Documented by the National Bureau:
Orders to close the "Bab al-Rahma" of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and empty it of its contents, and to confront with the Council of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs in the city.
Large destruction has been carried out in the south of the Old City, especially in Silwan, as a result of excavations and tunnels carried out by the settlement associations, especially the "Alad Association".
Storming the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque from the Morocon Gate guarded by the Israeli police, carried out provocative tours, performed Talmudic prayers in front of the Dome of the Rock.
A provocative march through the streets of the Old City under heavy guard from the Israeli occupation forces. Settler attacked the warehouse secretary of the Hebron Rehabilitation Committee, Hossam Abu Hadid, severely beaten him.
Destruction of 2 solar power systems used to supply electricity to two houses in the Jourah Al-Khail area in the Wadi Sa ir area northeast of Hebron. The two houses belonged to Ibrahim Khalil Shalalda, who has six children, including the children of Abdullah Khalil Shalada,
Owners of 3 houses in the town of Shoiokh, east of Hebron, were ordered to stop construction under the pretext that they are close to the area of -;--;-"Qanan Niyas settlement". The houses belonging to Moh’d Hamidat Halayqa, Moh’d Ahmad Wrasana, Ahmad Jabr Wrasana.
Handing over a notice of stopping work on a 500-meter agricultural road in the Khallet Abu Duqya area to the west of the town of Ethna.
Attacking civilian vehicles near the village of Bardla near Howwara checkpoint, south of Nablus, causing severe damage.
Removing the flagpole from the Palestinian archaeological site in Sebastia north of Nablus and prevented farmers in the village of Jalud from farming their land.
Closing an agricultural road with soil blocks in the Aqraba village.
Confiscating a "road-rigger," arrested its owner near Deir Balut West of Salfit under the pretext that he works in the area classified as "B" and "C".
Demolition orders of 3 houses under construction in the south-west area were issued by the Israeli occupation in the village of Rafat west of the town of Salfit, 98 dunums of the village lands were confiscated.
Attacking farmers in Far ata village east of Qalqilya, and threatened the owners of houses in the eastern area of -;--;-the village to attack them, moreover, they seized 2 vehicles of residents of the area, and threatened citizens to burn field crops planted in those territories.
Attacking farmers near the village of al-Mughayr in the areas of Ein Samia and Marj-Zahab while they were grazing their sheep.
Demolition of tents for citizens living in the Ras Ahmar area east of the Attof Plain, forcing the people to leave the area