A Palestinian boy was martyred and others were wounded by the occupation forces’ bullets in the village of Beita, south of Nablus, during a protest demonstration against the establishment of a settlement outpost on Jabal Sabih, while the tense atmosphere continues in the city of Jerusalem after the occupation police agreed, under the pressure of extremists, to organize a “flags march” from Bab al-Amud after a modification its path.
While demonstrations took place in support of the residents of Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem, the occupation police arrested a number of Palestinians in the city, including children.
Today, Friday, a Palestinian boy was martyred and 8 others were wounded by live ammunition, as the Israeli occupation forces suppressed an anti-settlement march in the town of Beita, south of Nablus in the West Bank.
The Palestinian News Agency stated that the occupation forces fired live and rubber-coated metal bullets and tear gas canisters at the participants in a march against the construction of a settlement outpost on Jabal Sabih in the town, killing a 15-year-old boy and wounding 8 others with live bullets. They were then taken to hospitals in Nablus, and dozens suffocated.
Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood
In conjunction with the demonstration in Beita, dozens of Palestinians demonstrated in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of occupied Jerusalem, refusing to deport the residents of the neighborhood and in solidarity with them. Some Arab representatives in the Knesset participated in the demonstration.
The demonstration took place amid strict security measures, as the occupation army pushed more of its forces into the neighborhood.
Judicial sources expected that the Israeli Supreme Court will return to consider the case of the expulsion of 4 families from their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood at the end of next July.
The attorney general of the Israeli government had asked the Supreme Court to exempt him from being a party to the case.
Dozens of Palestinians demonstrated in solidarity with the residents of Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem, amid strict Israeli measures (Reuters)
In a related context, the occupation forces arrested a number of children in Jerusalem, and photos and videos showed members of the occupation police arresting children and taking them through the streets of the Old City.
The occupation forces take the detained children to the occupation police station near Bab Al-Asbat pic.twitter.com/l00L9mKvO7
— AlQastal Al Qastal (@AlQastalps) June 11, 2021
A video clip also documented the moment the occupation forces arrested the freed captive Noman Wazouz from his house at Bab Hatta in occupied Jerusalem, and assaulted those in the place by beating and spraying gas on the residents of the house.
The Bab Hitta area witnessed confrontations during the Israeli occupation forces' attempt to suppress those present in the area after performing Friday prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The moment of the arrest of the al-Maqdisi prisoner, the liberated Numan Wazouz, from his house in Bab Hatta, the occupation forces fire poison gas at the residents of the house pic.twitter.com/vBa76d1H8M
— AlQastal Al Qastal (@AlQastalps) June 11, 2021
Demonstration in Akko
In a related context, dozens of Acre residents organized, within the Green Line, a mass march that roamed the streets and alleys of the Old City, in solidarity with the Palestinian detainees from the city.
The participants in the march chanted slogans supporting the steadfastness of the people of Jerusalem, and saluting the sacrifices of the martyrs and prisoners.
It is noteworthy that the Israeli police launched arrest campaigns against Palestinian youths who participated in the recent Heba protests that erupted inside the Green Line, in defense of Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem and condemning the aggression on Gaza.
The occupation police have arrested more than 2,000 Palestinians since the ninth of last May, and issued indictments against 184 of them.
march of flags
Jerusalem witnessed tension today, Friday, after the police agreed to hold what is known as the "flags march" next Tuesday from Bab al-Amud, while Palestinian resistance factions warned against harming Al-Aqsa.
The Israeli occupation police in Jerusalem reached an agreement with the organizers of the "flags march" to be organized on Tuesday to hold a "flags dance" in the Bab al-Amud area, with the march passing from there towards Bab al-Khalil, where the participants are divided in two on their way to the Al-Buraq Wall.
Occupied Jerusalem has been witnessing tension for weeks, due to the occupation’s attacks on the residents of Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, and the insistence of extremist Israeli groups to organize that march.
Tension prevailed in occupied Jerusalem, yesterday, Thursday, as a result of a series of provocations by settlers, including the visit of MK Itamar Ben Gvir from the far-right to the Damascus Gate.
Ben Gvir came to Bab al-Amud in protest against the Israeli police's decision to prevent him from organizing the flag march - which represents a provocative celebration of the anniversary of the occupation of East Jerusalem - but left after Palestinians confronted him.
The occupation police arrested a number of Palestinians who tried to confront him, and video clips documented the assault and abuse of a number of young men during their arrest.
The police had issued a decision to prevent Bin Ghafir from storming Al-Aqsa and carrying out a march of flags, claiming that this would lead to a breach of public order and prejudice the security of the state.
Bin Ghafir accused the commander in chief of the police of violating his parliamentary immunity after he was prevented from marching.
Hamas and Jihad warn
In the same context, two officials in the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) and Islamic Jihad warned of the repercussions of Israel's practices in Jerusalem, and the possibility of the collapse of the ceasefire agreement in Gaza.
Khalil al-Haya, deputy head of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, told reporters in Gaza that "unless the Israeli occupation curbs the extremism of settlers in Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa, these lightning bolts will explode in his face."
Al-Hayya threatened that in the event that calls for organizing marches by extremist Jewish groups continue in the Old City, "the ceasefire will remain fragile," stressing that "in order for the ceasefire to continue, the project of displacement to the outskirts of Jerusalem must be stopped."
He also called for a return to all commitments and understandings to break the siege and expedite the file of rebuilding the Gaza Strip, vowing, "We will not wait long, to reopen the crossings, and to enter the Qatari financial grant" into Gaza.
For its part, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades (the military wing of Hamas) said - in a statement - that it and the leadership of the resistance "closely follow what is happening in Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque of provocative and aggressive attempts by the rapists and their leaders," and warned against harming Al-Aqsa.
The battalions saluted the "Free Almoravids in Jerusalem for their resistance to the desecration of Al-Aqsa Mosque and the aggression against it."
Meanwhile, a member of the Islamic Jihad's Political Bureau, Khaled al-Batsh, considered in a statement that the outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "is trying to export his crises to be resolved at the expense of the Palestinian people in Jerusalem."
Al-Batsh called on all parties to "stop Netanyahu and his government from the scorched-earth policy that he is following against the Palestinian people to ensure that they avoid the courts and lose their political future."