It has been one month since Israel’s unofficial July 1st deadline to annex the West Bank passed. According to data gathered by Mondoweiss from local Palestinian news reports, from July 1st to the 31st, there were at least 25 reported incidents of Israeli settlers attempting to seize Palestinian land, setting up new outposts, attacking Palestinians, vandalizing Palestinian homes, mosques, and vehicles, and burning down Palestinian crops and agricultural lands.
Yesterday marked 37 days since 27-year-old Ahmed Erekat was killed by Israeli forces and his body was subsequently detained. As Palestinians across the West Bank took to the markets to prepare for this weekend’s Eid al-Adha festivities, the Erekat family took to the streets to demand the return of their son’s body.
It’s the week before the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, and the streets of Palestine were bustling today as people got their holiday shopping done. But in the past 24 hours, 481 new cases of the virus were recorded in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem.
Tensions on the Israeli-Lebanese border continued to rise on Monday, after a weekend of cross-border fighting between the Israeli army and Hezbollah fighters in southern Lebanon.
Following an outbreak of the coronavirus, the Israeli Supreme Court has ruled against a petition demanding that the Israeli Prison Service implement social distancing in the Gilboa prison. Adalah slammed the decision, “Palestinian prisoners have no right to social distancing protection against COVID-19.”
As the number of coronavirus cases in Palestine continue to soar, Israeli forces demolished a COVID-19 testing clinic in the city of Hebron, the epicenter of the outbreak in the occupied West Bank.
Palestine surpassed 10,000 recorded cases of the coronavirus this week, a bleak milestone for Palestinians as the second wave of the COVID-19 continues to grow.
Video footage taken by residents of Tuqu shows Israeli military forces escorting a large flatbed truck out of the village in the middle of the night. On the bed of the truck is a massive stone, alleged to be a baptismal font that dates back to the sixth century A.D.
Earlier this week, Israeli forces issued an order threatening to demolish a field hospital in Hebron, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the occupied West Bank.