Settlers attack Palestinian shepherds, and the Israeli army sees and arrests the attackers

Will 2022 be the year of the death of the Palestinian dream?  Defense Minister Benny Gantz's meeting with Palestinian Authority President Abu Mazen, last week, sparked sharp criticism in Israel and among the Palestinian public. However, this criticism benefited the guest, and perhaps it benefited the host as well, as it was what gives them meaning and connection, if not on the ground, then in the media at least.  However, removing Abu Mazen from the unseen does not change the reality on the ground. The Palestinian Authority does not have the ability to rule and influence, nor does it have real support among the Palestinians. It is, in any case, unable, and apparently also uninterested, to be a true partner of Israel in the struggle to find a settlement that will lead to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  This year will mark the hundredth anniversary of the granting of the British mandate over the Land of Israel, and in fact also to the establishment of that entity known to us from those years as the Land of Israel/Palestine. The establishment of the Mandate cut off the inhabitants of the Arab countries from their brothers in the Arab sphere surrounding us, and thus constituted a starting point and the zero hour in the process of the emergence of a Palestinian national movement that seeks to attribute to itself the ownership of the land of Israel. Whoever saw himself before that as a Syrian or an Arab turned with the stroke of the British pen into a “Palestinian”.  However, a hundred years later, the Palestinians find themselves returning to that starting point after their journey of nation-building and statehood ended in fiasco. At this pace, 2022 will become a burial year for the Palestinian national idea, of which very few remain.  To a large extent, it seems that the failure came at the hands of the Palestinians, who rejected every compromise over the years, and stuck to the idea of ​​"Perfect Palestine", in which there is no place for a Jewish national home. But, paradoxically, it is the governments of Israel - and this government is no different from its predecessors - that continue to live the Palestinian dream and give it artificial respiration, mostly, out of tactical partisan considerations and because of the desire to refrain from making difficult decisions.  Thus in the West Bank areas, where Israel gives care to the Palestinian Authority and works to strengthen it, in the vain hope that it will be able over time to continue to exist as a “municipal authority plus” keen on collecting garbage and providing health and education services to the residents. The first to discover this “trick” were, of course, the Palestinian population themselves, who were tired of the rule of the authorities and gave up the dream of Palestinian independence. Most of them are ready to accept Israeli citizenship, if they are allowed to do so.   This is also the case in the Gaza Strip, which is gradually becoming the alternative homeland for the Palestinians. Therefore, this Israel decided in 2005 to disengage from the Strip, and in recent years the rule of Hamas there has been strengthened. Currently, good gestures and Israeli facilitation are being responded to with threats, incitement, and even with fire, yet the vain hope of taming Hamas and making it an improved Palestinian authority that establishes partial independence and, in return, maintains calm along the border, is lost. However, as in the West Bank, the moment may come when Israel is forced to return to the Gaza Strip to take control of security there. Thus, the final burial of the idea of ​​independence and the Palestinian homeland will be.      Settlers attack Palestinian shepherds, and the Israeli army sees and arrests the attackers   About a week ago, settlers attacked a Palestinian shepherd and his family members who had come to his aid. The settlers, a number of them armed, used sticks and fists. For their part, members of the army and police arrested the two victims: eight Palestinians. They were taken to a nearby army camp, and the soldiers asked the settlers during a diagnostic presentation to identify their “attackers.” There, settlers beat the detainees, in the presence of the soldiers. Four of the eight were released on the same day, while the others were held in detention for another four days, and in an extension of their detention they were released without bail and without an indictment.  This is a summary of what happened to the children of the Awad family, a family from the Umm al-Jamal community, located in the Ain al-Maleh area, east of Tayasir town, northeast of Nablus. And now to the details as they described them on Thursday, less than 24 hours after their release.  Ismael Awad, 20 years old, went out on Saturday at about eight in the morning with the family's flock of sheep (about 300 heads, mostly sheep) to the hills south of the tent in which the family lives. Two of his relatives, aged 11 and 12, accompanied him. The hills were green with happiness. The three climbed two hills and descended from them until they reached a valley called Marah al-Faris. They sat down to drink tea from the pitcher topped with asparagus, which they carried in their backs with their food.    “I sat down, and suddenly I saw a little Tractor walking towards us. There were 5 or 6 settlers in it,” Ismail says. According to him, at this moment one of the settlers got off the tractor and said in Arabic: Why are you here? “He had a stick and he started beating me,” Ismail continued: “I know him because I see him grazing cows in the area. This is the first time he has attacked me, and I saw him a week ago trampling on us with a small tractor, “the ram that leads the herd.” I managed to escape, and that's when I called my brother Ahmed. But four of them ran after me and one of them was driving the tractor. The tractor separated the sheep, and then the soldiers arrested me, handcuffed me and blindfolded me. Then a settler came and beat me in their presence.” He estimated that he managed to contact his brother Ahmed around 11:00.  The brother, 28 years old, hurriedly informed the head of the Palestinian Communities Council of what was happening, and this informed the police and members of the Palestinian Liaison Committee who are in contact with the Israeli Coordination and Liaison Administration. Ahmed, his eight-year-old son Hamad, and another brother Mahmoud, 32, walked towards their brother and his sheep. The distance from the tent to the pasture in which Ismail and his sheep were located is about 3 km by air, but it is surrounded by climbing on two hills and descending into valleys. They got there, Ahmed estimated, around 12:30. They saw Ismail from a distance, but they could not approach him “because settlers approached us and ordered us to stop.”  He was with them "Peace be upon him", who owns a settlement outpost and sheep, Ahmed said. He had a gun, and he pointed it at me and said, “Stop.” When I arrived there were about 20 settlers. And perhaps 30. They came from several outposts in the area with small tractors and four-wheel drive vehicles. We know them, when we always go out to graze, we see them roaming the area with their sheep and cows. They had an Uzi and other weapons. My cousin Muhannad, 21, who also went out, was the first to reach Ismail, so they caught him. A number of settlers tied my hands and Mahmoud's hands with a rope. After that, our older brother Abu Wasim, 35, and cousin Hudhayfa, 21, came along. The settlers tied their hands with the same rope.” At this point, he said, while they were tied up, settlers beat them. “One of them hit me with a stick, here,” Mahmoud said, pointing to a sensitive area. “He hit me with a stick on my right leg and on the stomach,” Ahmad said. As for Hudhaifah, settlers hit him on the palm of his left hand, after which it became clear that the bones of his left hand had been broken. While they were tied with a rope, one of the attackers hijacked Ahmed's phone, with which he had initially succeeded in filming. His son Hamad returned it to him after that: broken and damaged.  While they were standing tied up and being beaten, an army, police, and Civil Administration vehicle came, as well as Israeli ambulances, Ahmed said. “The soldiers ordered us to sit on the ground. Meanwhile, the settlers brought Ismail Muhannad and our 48-year-old uncle Muhammad, who is also rushing to the place to help. The settlers beat everyone who came to watch or help, even Ali, who lives in a nearby tent. He is 29, but he is sick and does not work. One of them hit Muhannad in the neck. Uncle Muhammad beat him too, he fell and was wounded and blood ran from his head. As for Hammoud, they hit him again, this time on the neck. This beating of settlers took place in the presence of the army. This is what the family members said.  According to their estimation, the settlers detained them, and then they were also subjected to detention by the army for about 20 minutes. At this point, the soldiers changed the rope to handcuffs, and took them to an army camp in “Ariot Hayden” (Lions of Jordan), which is located at the entrance to the Umm Zuka Protectorate, Located north of the valley. Muhannad and Ali were taken in a military car, and the rest were two in police cars. The window of the car that Ismail got into was open. A settler passed by and hit him with his fist in the face. “I told the woman (a soldier or policewoman AH), who was in the car she got in, that Ali was sick, and they beat him, Ismail said. And she said to me: You are a liar.  Delete the phone documentation  Take the eight into a room in the army camp blindfolded. Settlers entered that room. It turned out that the soldiers made a diagnostic presentation, and asked the settlers to identify which of them had been beaten. “Someone came and took the blindfold off my eyes a little, and said, 'This one threw a stone at me,'" Ahmad said. “Also there in the camp, someone hit me on the head with a stick.” Since they did not have ID cards, the soldiers ordered family members to send photos of ID cards over their phones. Soldiers took the phones with the pictures that arrived. And then they brought it back. After that, we discovered that the photos that we were able to take on site related to the attack had been erased.” Ismail said.  In response to Haaretz's question, the Israeli army spokesman stated that: "At no point were the suspects asked to erase anything from their personal phones.  After about an hour or two, the soldiers released Ahmed, his brother Abu Wissam, Hudhaifah and Ali, and gave them summonses to report to the police the next day. When the four returned to the tent, Hudhayfa's hand was swollen, and he was taken by ambulance to a hospital in nearby Tubas. The next day, on a Sunday, when his hand was plastered, and everyone was in pain, they went to the Binyamin police station, as he asked them, and there was no interrogator, and they were told to come again on Monday, and so they came back the next day. Abu Waseem was interrogated for a short time, then all were released.  This arduous journey continued for these four members of the Awad family for another 4 days: Ismail, who was the first to be attacked, and Muhannad, Mahmoud and Muhammad. They were taken to the Binyamin police station in an arrest pocket, and they arrived around 18:00, bound and blindfolded, and so they were seated on a long bench, then each of them was summoned for interrogation, and returned to his place, the interrogation continued with each one about half an hour about whether he had thrown stones . They denied the charges brought against them, and said what they knew. “The one who wrote the words on the computer told me you are a liar,” Ahmed said. Muhannad told the investigator: "I was accused of hitting a settler's head with a stone, and that his cows mixed with our sheep, and that the settlers came to separate us, but I did not agree with him, and there were no cows in the first place."  At about 3 p.m., the family’s children were taken to a military detention facility at an army base in Hawara near Nablus. “It was cold in the rooms, there were not enough blankets, the tap was leaking and the floor was wet,” Muhammad and Muhannad said. The bathrooms were outside, and the soldier had to wait for the soldier to hear our knocks on the door to open the door. We used to go out to the square three times a day, twice for half an hour, and once in the afternoon for an hour, and in the waiting periods we ate the food that the soldiers left for us outside the door, but there were cats approaching the plates. In the end, we only ate bread.”  On Tuesday, they were taken to the military court in Ofer, west of Ramallah, and then the soldiers told them that there was a disturbance: the hearing to extend the detention was going to take place tomorrow. They were taken, bound and blindfolded, to a military detention facility in Gush Etzion. The next day, Wednesday, 3 of them were transferred to the military court. Uncle Muhammad stayed in Etzion because there was no room in the car that took them. They were represented by lawyer Reham Nasra. I showed the only movie they had, which Ismail was able to send, which shows the little tractor walking towards him with license number 51575102.  Lawyer Nasra provided medical documents about the injuries: Hudhayfa is under a plaster cast, and the rest have injuries and bruises. The police did not present any evidence to support the settlers’ claim that Ismail and his relatives attacked him. Judge Lieutenant-Colonel Yair Lehem released the four, and Nasra disputed the police’s request that they each pay 1,000 shekels bail: “Ismail had ear injuries, and Muhammad with a pole in the head, and these Injuries occurred after they were arrested,” the judge said that they do not have to pay bonds, but the judge set a condition that they should not approach the pasture in which the settlers attacked them for the next 30 days, and this is exactly what the aggressors wanted to achieve from the beginning: to reduce the areas of sheep grazing for the Palestinian population As much as possible.   And the police said: “Immediately upon receiving the report on the incident, police forces were sent to the place, and upon their arrival, they conducted an examination with those involved, during which 4 were detained and then released, and 4 others suspected of assault were arrested and brought to the center, during The investigation raised allegations of mutual attacks; That is why a number of other participants were called for investigation. The investigation is still ongoing, and we will continue to investigate in a drastic way, with the aim of getting to the truth.” The police spokesman did not answer whether Israeli citizens had been arrested.  We received from the Israeli army spokesman: “On December 25, a report was received about friction between settlers and Palestinians… Israeli forces that arrived at the scene separated the two sides and detained the suspicious participants until the police arrived. Every claim that the army supports and tolerates settler violence is false and evades the truth. The Israeli army will continue to work to root out violence in the area, and enable the normal, safe life of the area for all residents."


Will 2022 be the year of the death of the Palestinian dream?

Defense Minister Benny Gantz's meeting with Palestinian Authority President Abu Mazen, last week, sparked sharp criticism in Israel and among the Palestinian public. However, this criticism benefited the guest, and perhaps it benefited the host as well, as it was what gives them meaning and connection, if not on the ground, then in the media at least.

However, removing Abu Mazen from the unseen does not change the reality on the ground. The Palestinian Authority does not have the ability to rule and influence, nor does it have real support among the Palestinians. It is, in any case, unable, and apparently also uninterested, to be a true partner of Israel in the struggle to find a settlement that will lead to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

This year will mark the hundredth anniversary of the granting of the British mandate over the Land of Israel, and in fact also to the establishment of that entity known to us from those years as the Land of Israel/Palestine. The establishment of the Mandate cut off the inhabitants of the Arab countries from their brothers in the Arab sphere surrounding us, and thus constituted a starting point and the zero hour in the process of the emergence of a Palestinian national movement that seeks to attribute to itself the ownership of the land of Israel. Whoever saw himself before that as a Syrian or an Arab turned with the stroke of the British pen into a “Palestinian”.

However, a hundred years later, the Palestinians find themselves returning to that starting point after their journey of nation-building and statehood ended in fiasco. At this pace, 2022 will become a burial year for the Palestinian national idea, of which very few remain.

To a large extent, it seems that the failure came at the hands of the Palestinians, who rejected every compromise over the years, and stuck to the idea of ​​"Perfect Palestine", in which there is no place for a Jewish national home. But, paradoxically, it is the governments of Israel - and this government is no different from its predecessors - that continue to live the Palestinian dream and give it artificial respiration, mostly, out of tactical partisan considerations and because of the desire to refrain from making difficult decisions.

Thus in the West Bank areas, where Israel gives care to the Palestinian Authority and works to strengthen it, in the vain hope that it will be able over time to continue to exist as a “municipal authority plus” keen on collecting garbage and providing health and education services to the residents. The first to discover this “trick” were, of course, the Palestinian population themselves, who were tired of the rule of the authorities and gave up the dream of Palestinian independence. Most of them are ready to accept Israeli citizenship, if they are allowed to do so.

This is also the case in the Gaza Strip, which is gradually becoming the alternative homeland for the Palestinians. Therefore, this Israel decided in 2005 to disengage from the Strip, and in recent years the rule of Hamas there has been strengthened. Currently, good gestures and Israeli facilitation are being responded to with threats, incitement, and even with fire, yet the vain hope of taming Hamas and making it an improved Palestinian authority that establishes partial independence and, in return, maintains calm along the border, is lost. However, as in the West Bank, the moment may come when Israel is forced to return to the Gaza Strip to take control of security there. Thus, the final burial of the idea of ​​independence and the Palestinian homeland will be.



Settlers attack Palestinian shepherds, and the Israeli army sees and arrests the attackers

About a week ago, settlers attacked a Palestinian shepherd and his family members who had come to his aid. The settlers, a number of them armed, used sticks and fists. For their part, members of the army and police arrested the two victims: eight Palestinians. They were taken to a nearby army camp, and the soldiers asked the settlers during a diagnostic presentation to identify their “attackers.” There, settlers beat the detainees, in the presence of the soldiers. Four of the eight were released on the same day, while the others were held in detention for another four days, and in an extension of their detention they were released without bail and without an indictment.

This is a summary of what happened to the children of the Awad family, a family from the Umm al-Jamal community, located in the Ain al-Maleh area, east of Tayasir town, northeast of Nablus. And now to the details as they described them on Thursday, less than 24 hours after their release.

Ismael Awad, 20 years old, went out on Saturday at about eight in the morning with the family's flock of sheep (about 300 heads, mostly sheep) to the hills south of the tent in which the family lives. Two of his relatives, aged 11 and 12, accompanied him. The hills were green with happiness. The three climbed two hills and descended from them until they reached a valley called Marah al-Faris. They sat down to drink tea from the pitcher topped with asparagus, which they carried in their backs with their food.

  “I sat down, and suddenly I saw little Tractor walking towards us. There were 5 or 6 settlers in it,” Ismail says. According to him, at this moment one of the settlers got off the tractor and said in Arabic: Why are you here? “He had a stick and he started beating me,” Ismail continued: “I know him because I see him grazing cows in the area. This is the first time he has attacked me, and I saw him a week ago trampling on us with a small tractor, “the ram that leads the herd.” I managed to escape, and that's when I called my brother Ahmed. But four of them ran after me and one of them was driving the tractor. The tractor separated the sheep, and then the soldiers arrested me, handcuffed me and blindfolded me. Then a settler came and beat me in their presence.” He estimated that he managed to contact his brother Ahmed around 11:00.

The brother, 28 years old, hurriedly informed the head of the Palestinian Communities Council of what was happening, and this informed the police and members of the Palestinian Liaison Committee who are in contact with the Israeli Coordination and Liaison Administration. Ahmed, his eight-year-old son Hamad, and another brother Mahmoud, 32, walked towards their brother and his sheep. The distance from the tent to the pasture in which Ismail and his sheep were located is about 3 km by air, but it is surrounded by climbing on two hills and descending into valleys. They got there, Ahmed estimated, around 12:30. They saw Ismail from a distance, but they could not approach him “because settlers approached us and ordered us to stop.”

He was with them "Peace be upon him", who owns a settlement outpost and sheep, Ahmed said. He had a gun, and he pointed it at me and said, “Stop.” When I arrived there were about 20 settlers. And perhaps 30. They came from several outposts in the area with small tractors and four-wheel drive vehicles. We know them, when we always go out to graze, we see them roaming the area with their sheep and cows. They had an Uzi and other weapons. My cousin Muhannad, 21, who also went out, was the first to reach Ismail, so they caught him. A number of settlers tied my hands and Mahmoud's hands with a rope. After that, our older brother Abu Wasim, 35, and cousin Hudhayfa, 21, came along. The settlers tied their hands with the same rope.” At this point, he said, while they were tied up, settlers beat them. “One of them hit me with a stick, here,” Mahmoud said, pointing to a sensitive area. “He hit me with a stick on my right leg and on the stomach,” Ahmad said. As for Hudhaifah, settlers hit him on the palm of his left hand, after which it became clear that the bones of his left hand had been broken. While they were tied with a rope, one of the attackers hijacked Ahmed's phone, with which he had initially succeeded in filming. His son Hamad returned it to him after that: broken and damaged.

While they were standing tied up and being beaten, an army, police, and Civil Administration vehicle came, as well as Israeli ambulances, Ahmed said. “The soldiers ordered us to sit on the ground. Meanwhile, the settlers brought Ismail Muhannad and our 48-year-old uncle Muhammad, who is also rushing to the place to help. The settlers beat everyone who came to watch or help, even Ali, who lives in a nearby tent. He is 29, but he is sick and does not work. One of them hit Muhannad in the neck. Uncle Muhammad beat him too, he fell and was wounded and blood ran from his head. As for Hammoud, they hit him again, this time on the neck. This beating of settlers took place in the presence of the army. This is what the family members said.

According to their estimation, the settlers detained them, and then they were also subjected to detention by the army for about 20 minutes. At this point, the soldiers changed the rope to handcuffs, and took them to an army camp in “Ariot Hayden” (Lions of Jordan), which is located at the entrance to the Umm Zuka Protectorate, Located north of the valley. Muhannad and Ali were taken in a military car, and the rest were two in police cars. The window of the car that Ismail got into was open. A settler passed by and hit him with his fist in the face. “I told the woman (a soldier or policewoman AH), who was in the car she got in, that Ali was sick, and they beat him, Ismail said. And she said to me: You are a liar.

Delete the phone documentation

Take the eight into a room in the army camp blindfolded. Settlers entered that room. It turned out that the soldiers made a diagnostic presentation, and asked the settlers to identify which of them had been beaten. “Someone came and took the blindfold off my eyes a little, and said, 'This one threw a stone at me,'" Ahmad said. “Also there in the camp, someone hit me on the head with a stick.” Since they did not have ID cards, the soldiers ordered family members to send photos of ID cards over their phones. Soldiers took the phones with the pictures that arrived. And then they brought it back. After that, we discovered that the photos that we were able to take on site related to the attack had been erased.” Ismail said.

In response to Haaretz's question, the Israeli army spokesman stated that: "At no point were the suspects asked to erase anything from their personal phones.

After about an hour or two, the soldiers released Ahmed, his brother Abu Wissam, Hudhaifah and Ali, and gave them summonses to report to the police the next day. When the four returned to the tent, Hudhayfa's hand was swollen, and he was taken by ambulance to a hospital in nearby Tubas. The next day, on a Sunday, when his hand was plastered, and everyone was in pain, they went to the Binyamin police station, as he asked them, and there was no interrogator, and they were told to come again on Monday, and so they came back the next day. Abu Waseem was interrogated for a short time, then all were released.

This arduous journey continued for these four members of the Awad family for another 4 days: Ismail, who was the first to be attacked, and Muhannad, Mahmoud and Muhammad. They were taken to the Binyamin police station in an arrest pocket, and they arrived around 18:00, bound and blindfolded, and so they were seated on a long bench, then each of them was summoned for interrogation, and returned to his place, the interrogation continued with each one about half an hour about whether he had thrown stones . They denied the charges brought against them, and said what they knew. “The one who wrote the words on the computer told me you are a liar,” Ahmed said. Muhannad told the investigator: "I was accused of hitting a settler's head with a stone, and that his cows mixed with our sheep, and that the settlers came to separate us, but I did not agree with him, and there were no cows in the first place."

At about 3 p.m., the family’s children were taken to a military detention facility at an army base in Hawara near Nablus. “It was cold in the rooms, there were not enough blankets, the tap was leaking and the floor was wet,” Muhammad and Muhannad said. The bathrooms were outside, and the soldier had to wait for the soldier to hear our knocks on the door to open the door. We used to go out to the square three times a day, twice for half an hour, and once in the afternoon for an hour, and in the waiting periods we ate the food that the soldiers left for us outside the door, but there were cats approaching the plates. In the end, we only ate bread.”

On Tuesday, they were taken to the military court in Ofer, west of Ramallah, and then the soldiers told them that there was a disturbance: the hearing to extend the detention was going to take place tomorrow. They were taken, bound and blindfolded, to a military detention facility in Gush Etzion. The next day, Wednesday, 3 of them were transferred to the military court. Uncle Muhammad stayed in Etzion because there was no room in the car that took them. They were represented by lawyer Reham Nasra. I showed the only movie they had, which Ismail was able to send, which shows the little tractor walking towards him with license number 51575102.

Lawyer Nasra provided medical documents about the injuries: Hudhayfa is under a plaster cast, and the rest have injuries and bruises. The police did not present any evidence to support the settlers’ claim that Ismail and his relatives attacked him. Judge Lieutenant-Colonel Yair Lehem released the four, and Nasra disputed the police’s request that they each pay 1,000 shekels bail: “Ismail had ear injuries, and Muhammad with a pole in the head, and these Injuries occurred after they were arrested,” the judge said that they do not have to pay bonds, but the judge set a condition that they should not approach the pasture in which the settlers attacked them for the next 30 days, and this is exactly what the aggressors wanted to achieve from the beginning: to reduce the areas of sheep grazing for the Palestinian population As much as possible. 

And the police said: “Immediately upon receiving the report on the incident, police forces were sent to the place, and upon their arrival, they conducted an examination with those involved, during which 4 were detained and then released, and 4 others suspected of assault were arrested and brought to the center, during The investigation raised allegations of mutual attacks; That is why a number of other participants were called for investigation. The investigation is still ongoing, and we will continue to investigate in a drastic way, with the aim of getting to the truth.” The police spokesman did not answer whether Israeli citizens had been arrested.

We received from the Israeli army spokesman: “On December 25, a report was received about friction between settlers and Palestinians… Israeli forces that arrived at the scene separated the two sides and detained the suspicious participants until the police arrived. Every claim that the army supports and tolerates settler violence is false and evades the truth. The Israeli army will continue to work to root out violence in the area, and enable the normal, safe life of the area for all residents."


"United Arab Emirates" votes against the return of the US consulate to Jerusalem and "Hamas" confronts Israeli planes with a "SAM-7" missile  The “United Arab List that represents the (southern) Islamic movement” participated again in a draft resolution in the Knesset against the public Palestinian interest, represented in refusing to open an American consulate in occupied East Jerusalem, as demanded by the Palestine Liberation Organization, amid condemnations The “Joint List” strongly voted for the “United” deputies to vote in favor of the resolution. Meanwhile, the Palestinian resistance in the Gaza Strip, for the first time, used Russian-made SAM-7 missiles against Israeli planes that attacked Hamas sites on the Gaza border, in response, according to Israel, to two mistakenly landing in the waters of the Jaffa Sea. The united representatives had voted a few days ago to side with the statement of Naftali Bennett (Prime Minister of the occupation government) in a proposal rejecting the opening of an American consulate in occupied East Jerusalem as it is the “capital of the State of Israel.” Naftali Bennett said that he would not allow the opening of an American consulate in Jerusalem because Jerusalem is a unified capital. for the State of Israel.” The result of the vote was 58:56 in favor of the statement, that is, by a difference of two votes only, and the "United" could have abstained or left the hall and the decision would not pass, or the coalition would not participate in voting, as happened repeatedly in this session. Ahmed Al-Tibi, a member of the Joint List, confirmed in a statement to “Al-Quds Al-Arabi” the vote on Bennett’s statement, and the joint statement confirmed that “Occupied Jerusalem is the capital of the future Palestinian state, and we had sent a letter to the US State Department expressing our position demanding the reopening of the US Consulate in East Jerusalem to confirm the It is occupied, and our categorical refusal to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.” She added, “We hope that no one will come out against us by saying that 'the Jewish people have decided that Jerusalem is their capital, point. Because Jerusalem is occupied and Al-Aqsa Mosque is being stormed at a higher rate than in the past, and this is how the Palestinian people decided.” The joint concluded by saying, “We hope that none of the unified representatives will come out to us to apologize for this vote, as this cannot be an additional slip, but rather a clear abandonment of one of the Palestinian constants. This slippage in support of hostile occupying positions for this hybrid government has repercussions that do not stop at a vote here or a vote there.”


"United Arab Emirates" votes against the return of the US consulate to Jerusalem and "Hamas" confronts Israeli planes with a "SAM-7" missile

The “United Arab List that represents the (southern) Islamic movement” participated again in a draft resolution in the Knesset against the public Palestinian interest, represented in refusing to open an American consulate in occupied East Jerusalem, as demanded by the Palestine Liberation Organization, amid condemnations The “Joint List” strongly voted for the “United” deputies to vote in favor of the resolution.


Meanwhile, the Palestinian resistance in the Gaza Strip, for the first time, used Russian-made SAM-7 missiles against Israeli planes that attacked Hamas sites on the Gaza border, in response, according to Israel, to two mistakenly landing in the waters of the Jaffa Sea.
The united representatives had voted a few days ago to side with the statement of Naftali Bennett (Prime Minister of the occupation government) in a proposal rejecting the opening of an American consulate in occupied East Jerusalem as it is the “capital of the State of Israel.” Naftali Bennett said that he would not allow the opening of an American consulate in Jerusalem because Jerusalem is a unified capital. for the State of Israel.”


The result of the vote was 58:56 in favor of the statement, that is, by a difference of two votes only, and the "United" could have abstained or left the hall and the decision would not pass, or the coalition would not participate in voting, as happened repeatedly in this session.
Ahmed Al-Tibi, a member of the Joint List, confirmed in a statement to “Al-Quds Al-Arabi” the vote on Bennett’s statement, and the joint statement confirmed that “Occupied Jerusalem is the capital of the future Palestinian state, and we had sent a letter to the US State Department expressing our position demanding the reopening of the US Consulate in East Jerusalem to confirm the It is occupied, and our categorical refusal to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.”


She added, “We hope that no one will come out against us by saying that 'the Jewish people have decided that Jerusalem is their capital, point. Because Jerusalem is occupied and Al-Aqsa Mosque is being stormed at a higher rate than in the past, and this is how the Palestinian people decided.”


The joint concluded by saying, “We hope that none of the unified representatives will come out to us to apologize for this vote, as this cannot be an additional slip, but rather a clear abandonment of one of the Palestinian constants. This slippage in support of hostile occupying positions for this hybrid government has repercussions that do not stop at a vote here or a vote there.”

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