Palestinian forces in Jerusalem declare civil disobedience against Israel

MENA , Saturday 18 Feb 2023

The Palestinian national and Islamic forces in occupied Jerusalem declared their intention to observe civil disobedience, starting Sunday early morning, in protest of the Israeli repression measures against Palestinians in the city and the rest of the occupied territories.

Masked Israeli settlers attack Palestinian olive farmers from the village of Hawara on fields near t
Masked Israeli settlers attack Palestinian olive farmers from the village of Hawara on fields near the settlement of Yitzhar in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, on Oct. 7, 2020. AFP


The forces said in a press statement that the civil disobedience measures include calling on Palestinian workers not to go to their workplaces in Israel, refusing to pay taxes to the Israeli authorities and the Israeli municipality of Jerusalem, closing the road leading to the Shuafat camp checkpoint, and closing the entrance to Anata town.

The civil disobedience comes in response to the daily crimes of the Israeli occupation government against our people in Jerusalem and the rest of the occupied territories, including extrajudicial killings, arrests, and home demolitions, reported WAFA news agency.

It also comes against the backdrop of the almost daily Israeli police and military raids on the Palestinian refugee camp of Shuafat, in occupied Jerusalem, and the adjoining town of Anata.

In Hebron, a Palestinian child was injured in an attack on Saturday by hardcore Israeli settlers, guarded by army, on vehicles and homes in the Old City, south of the occupied West Bank, according to local sources.

WAFA correspondent said scores of armed Israeli settlers embarked on a rampage attacking Palestinians’ homes and vehicles at Shuhada Street in the Old City, injuring a Palestinian child, Emran Jaber. The child was hospitalized as a result.

The rampaging settlers also attacked and vandalized several parked vehicles before an Israeli army force arrived at the scene to secure their way back. Confrontations erupted between the Israeli occupation forces and local Palestinian residents in the aftermath of the attack.

Israeli settler fanatics also shouted profanities at Palestinians as they passed through the Israeli military checkpoint at Shuhada Street in Hebron’s Old City, threatening them with forced displacement and with more assaults.

The city of Hebron is home to roughly 200,000 Palestinians and about 800 notoriously aggressive Israeli settlers who live in colonial compounds in the heart of the city, heavily guarded by Israeli troops.

In February 2019, Israel expelled the only international monitors protecting Hebron’s Palestinians from the 800 heavily guarded settlers, one of whom committed the 1994 massacre that triggered their deployment.

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