Monday, 8 Feb 2016
BETHLEHEM, February 8, 2016 (WAFA) – At least 22 Palestinians, including minors, were detained on Monday by Israeli forces from across the West Bank districts and in Jerusalem, mostly during predawn raids into their families’ homes, according to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS). In Bethlehem district, in southern West Bank, Israeli troops broke into the village of al-Khader, where they detained Shehada Salah, 19, Mohammad Rezeq Salah, 20, and Mujahed Da’dou, 15, after raiding and searching their families’ homes. Forces also stormed nearby Aida Re
RAMALLAH, February 8, 2016 (WAFA) - Israel’s plan to close and confiscate four Palestinian family houses in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sur Baher, coupled with the hunger-striking detainee, Journalist Mohammed al-Qiq’s rejection of an Israeli offer to release him on May 1, hit the front page headlines in Palestinian dailies. Al-Quds and al-Ayyam reported in their main front page news articles that Israeli military decided to close and confiscate the family houses of four Palestinian detainees in Sur Baher. Al-Ayyam added that the four detainees are accused of causing an
NABLUS, February 8, 2016 (WAFA) – Israeli authorities Monday closed two major checkpoints that link between Nablus and the southern West Bank districts, preventing Palestinians from traveling through. Soldiers closed Huwwara checkpoint, just on the southern outskirts of Nablus, and Za’tara checkpoint, at Nablus-Ramallah road, in the early morning hours, causing a traffic jam. The Israeli closure of the two checkpoints forced Palestinian drivers to use alternative long detours in order to reach services and livelihoods. According to B’Tselem, an Israeli human rig
GAZA, February 8, 2016 (WAFA) – Israeli military and naval forces Monday targeted Palestinian farmers to the east of the Gaza Strip‘s Al-Bareej Refugee Camp and fishermen offshore Gaza city, with a barrage of gunfire. WAFA correspondent reported that Israeli armed soldiers stationed along the borderline to the east of al-Bareej camp, opened their heavy machine gunfire at a group of farmers as they attempted to enter their land. However, no injuries or arrests were reported. Meanwhile, Israeli navy boats opened gunfire on Palestinian fishermen’s boats, despite saili