Category Archives: Salfit

11 Jan
8:25

Palestinian Legislator Kidnapped In Salfit

January 11, 2011 8:25 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

Israeli soldiers kidnapped in Salfit, on Tuesday at dawn, Palestinian legislator of the Hamas Change and Reform Bloc, Dr. Omar Abdul-Raziq, who also served as the Finance Minister of the Hamas-led government in 2006. The legislator was kidnapped after the army broke into his home in the central West Bank […]

14 Oct
7:49

Settlers Level Palestinian Lands To Expand Settlement

October 14, 2010 7:49 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, News Report, Salfit 0

Israeli settlers started, on Wednesday, expansion work in Elkana settlement at the expense of Palestinian lands that belong to villagers of Mas’ha village, west of the central West Bank city of Salfit.Two days ago, the settlers brought equipment and bulldozers to the scene, and started uprooting trees and leveling the […]

29 Sep
4:14

Hamas Prisoner In P.A. Jail Hospitalized Due To Torture

September 29, 2010 4:14 PM Saed Bannoura Internal Unrest, News Report, Salfit 0

Palestinian media sources reported Tuesday evening that a political prisoner of the Hamas movement was moved to hospital after being reportedly tortured by security personnel of the Fatah movement. The prisoner, Bilal Abu Asba, was moved to Salfit Hospital due to extreme torture during interrogation, the Hamas movement stated in […]

01 Sep
3:09

Israeli Settlers Attack Palestinian Farmers Near Salfit

September 1, 2010 3:09 AM IMEMC News Israeli Settlement, News Report, Salfit 0

A group of Israeli settlers opened fire at a group of Palestinian farmers while working on their lands near the village of Deir Istiah, near Salfit In the northern West Bank, Palestine News Network reported.The head of the village council Nazmi Salman said the three farmers were surprised to see […]

04 May
7:29

Israeli settlers release wild pigs on Palestinian farmland in Salfit

In a move that has become common practice among Israeli settlers, a herd of wild pigs that was captured inside Israel was recently released in the Salfit district, leading to large-scale destruction of Palestinian crops.The boars ran rampant across Palestinian farms on Sunday, trampling crops in the Al-Matwi, Ash-Shala and […]

09 Apr
9:39

Settlers Uproot 15 Olive Trees near Dir Estia

A group of extremist Jewish settlers uprooted on Thursday 15 Olive trees in Wadi Qana area, north east of Dir Estia, near the central West Bank district of Salfit.Head of the Dir Estia city council, Nathmi Salman, told the Palestine News and Information Center, WAFA, that the Olive trees belong […]

03 Apr
1:40

Villagers Protest The Israeli Wall In Deir Istiya In Northern West Bank

Local politicians joined the villagers of Deir Istiya in northern West Bank in their protest against the Israeli wall on Friday. People marched from the village towards their lands Israeli is planning to take over to construct the wall there. Joining the villager was Mustafa Al Barghouthi, a local MP. […]

31 Mar
4:49

Troops Kidnap Two Residents, Impose Curfew On Dir Estia Village, Near Salfit

March 31, 2010 4:49 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

On Tuesday evening, Israeli soldiers imposed curfew on the village of Dir Estia, west the central West Bank city of Salfit, after invading and kidnapping two residents, including a child. Several military vehicles invaded the village after claiming that stones were hurled at settler vehicles driving of settler-only roads near […]

18 Feb
1:32

Soldiers Invade Salfit village, Break Into Municipality Building

February 18, 2010 1:32 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday afternoon, the village of Kufr Ad Deek, near the central West Bank city of Salfit, and broke into its local council building.At least ten military vehicles invaded the village, surrounded by the Annexation Wall, and broke into the local council to hand its head an order […]

18 Jan
7:48

Nine Settlers, Including Three Teens, Arrested For Involvement in Salfit Mosque Attack

January 18, 2010 7:48 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, News Report, Salfit 0

Israeli sources reported Monday that the Israeli Police and Internal Security Services detained on Sunday six teen yeshiva students and three adult settlers from the illegal West Bank settlement of Yitzhar on suspicion of involvement in torching a mosque last month in Yasuf Palestinian village, near the central West Bank […]

12 Dec
3:00

Rabbi Froman: “Burning Yassuf Mosque, Blasphemy”

December 12, 2009 3:00 PM Saed Bannoura Holy sites, News Report, Salfit 0

Rabbi Menachem Froman stated Friday that torching of the mosque in Yasuf Palestinian village is a blasphemy and an act that does not represent Judaism as it is an insult to Islam and Judaism as well. In a phone interview with the Maan News Agency, Froman said that several Jewish […]

12 Dec
2:00

Betawy: “Burning Salfit Mosque, Part Of Ongoing Attacks”

December 12, 2009 2:00 AM Saed Bannoura Holy sites, News Report, Salfit 0

Palestinian Legislator, Sheikh Hamed Betawy, said that the Friday at dawn torching of the Great Mosque in Salfit is not the first or the last attack carried out by fundamentalist Jewish settlers, against the Palestinians and their holy sites.Al Betawy said that the settlers are racists and terrorists who target […]

11 Dec
1:52

Settlers Torch a Mosque Near Salfit

December 11, 2009 1:52 PM Saed Bannoura Holy sites, News Report, Salfit 0

A group of fundamentalist Jewish settlers burnt on Friday at dawn large sections of the “Great Mosque” in Yasuf village, near the central West Bank city of Salfit. The settlers also sprayed “Price Tag” and “We Will Burn You All” on the walls of the mosque. OSCAILTIMAGE(attachments/dec2009/salfit_mosque_burnt_1.jpg 300 0) Salfit […]

21 Nov
2:03

Troops Kidnap Five Palestinian Security Officers In Salfit

November 21, 2009 2:03 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

Israeli soldiers kidnapped on Friday morning five Palestinian security officers near the West Bank city of Salfit. Israel confirmed the arrests but did not provide details on the circumstances. The five kidnapped officials are senior officers in the Palestinian General Intelligence Service, including Salfit region security commander, Mohammad Abdul-Hamid. Israeli […]

04 Aug
10:35

Israeli settlers attack Yasuf village south of Salfit

August 4, 2008 10:35 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

Local sources reported that a group of Israeli settlers attacked Yasuf village southern the West Bank city of Salfit on Monday midday. Israeli settlers attacked civilians in the village and shot intensive gunfire under the protection of the Israeli army. Settlers attacked 76 year old Ibrahim Yasin which led to […]

09 Jul
8:28

Israeli army attacks several towns North of Salfit

The Israeli army invaded several towns North of Salfit city on Wednesday morning. A huge force raided the towns of Hares, Kufel, and Derasitia and erected several military checkpoints. Moreover it separated those cities from the others and imposed a curfew. Local witnesses reported that the Israeli forces attacked the […]

04 Jul
9:55

Soldiers invade a Palestinian town near Nablus

July 4, 2008 9:55 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

Palestinian sources in Kuful Hares village, north of the West Bank city of Salfit, reported that Israeli soldiers invaded the village on Thursday evening and installed tents at its entrances, in order to enable a group of settlers to visit some religious sites. The sources added that soldiers divided the […]

22 Apr
7:15

Israeli army attacks the village Marda: Detains 50 civilians and kidnaps two

April 22, 2008 7:15 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

On Tuesday morning, at least 40 Israeli military vehicles stormed the village of Marda, located near the northern West Bank city of Salfit. The army searched homes, detained 50 civilians, and kidnapped two. Troops surrounded the home of Hazem Ibdah, located in Marda. Soldiers forced his family out, then made […]

06 Apr
2:53

Grass roots struggle for ecology in Palestine

April 6, 2008 2:53 AM IMEMC Agencies Audio report, Salfit 0

This weeks Indy Global Reports was recorded in the village of Marda, in the middle of the West Bank International activists and environmentalists from across the world, Palestine and Israel came together to join a workshop which was originally to be led by Star Hawk, author and activist. Star Hawk […]

23 Feb
9:32

Twelve residents injured in a protest against land expropriation near Salfit

February 23, 2008 9:32 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, News Report, Salfit 0

The National Resistance Committee reported on Friday that twelve residents were injured near the west Bank city of Salfit after the Israeli army attacked a peaceful protest against the ongoing Israeli annexation of Palestinian lands in order to pave a settler-only road.The twelve residents suffered gas inhalation as the army […]

20 Feb
10:13

Palestinian man critically wounded as he was attacked by loose pigs from a nearby Israeli settlement

February 20, 2008 10:13 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

Pigs that belong to settlers from the Israeli settlement of Areil near Salfit in the West Bank attacked a Palestinian elderly man and critically injured him. The man is still receiving medical treatment in the hospital for the past 10 days. Palestinian sources reported that pigs Abed al M’oti ar-Rimawe,53, […]

14 Jan
11:09

An Appeal to end the solitary confinement of a Palestinian journalist

January 14, 2008 11:09 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Prisoners, Salfit 0

The family of detainee Waleed Khalid Harb, 38, the director of Palestine Newspaper, from Iskaka village near the West Bank city of Salfit, appealed the International Journalist Union and Reporters Without Borders to intervene for his release, and for ending his solitary confinement.The family stated that Harb spent nearly six […]

02 Jun
3:32

Israeli army invades a village near Salfit

Israeli forces attacked and searched homes in the village of Qarawit Bani Hassan, located near Salfit city in the northern part of the West Bank, on Saturday Troops searched and ransacked homes, assaulting a number of students on their way to school in the process. Local sources reported no injures […]

28 May
6:36

Israeli military occupies home of man they killed

May 28, 2007 6:36 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News brief, Salfit 0

On Sunday, Israeli troops invaded the town of Kafr ad-Dik, in the Salfit district in the northern West Bank. The troops took up a position inside the home of Mazin Abu al-Wafa, and began occupying the home to turn it into a military post. Al-Wafa was killed by Israeli forces […]

24 May
3:38

Israeli army kidnaps the Mayor of Bidia village near Salfit

Israeli forces invaded the village of Bidia near the northern West Bank city of Salfit and kidnapped the mayor of the village after searching his house on Thursday. Ramadan Shatat, was taken from his home after troops searched and ransacked it, witnesses reported

18 May
2:12

Israeli army invades Salfit city and nearby village, kidnaps six civilians

May 18, 2007 2:12 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News brief, Salfit 0

Israeli forces invaded the northern West Bank city of Salfit and the nearby Iskaka village; soldiers searched homes and took six residents to unknown detention camps, on Friday at dawn. Among those kidnapped was the director of the Palestinian education ministry in Salfit city.

09 May
4:22

Israeli soldiers search Palestinian mobile phones on checkpoints

May 9, 2007 4:22 PM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, News Report, Salfit 0

Israeli troops, stationed at one of the Military checkpoints near Salfit in the western West Bank, were seen searching through mobile phones of the Palestinian passengers without any respect to their privacy.Israeli troops, stationed at one of the Military checkpoints near Salfit in the western West Bank, were seen searching […]

29 Mar
5:03

Israeli army abducts one civilian near Salfit

March 29, 2007 5:03 PM Ghassan Bannoura Israeli attacks, News brief, Salfit 0

Israeli forces abducted one Palestinian civilian during a morning invasion of Kufer Al Diek village near the northern West Bank city of Salfit on Thursday. Ahmad Mir'e was taken from his home when Israeli troops searched and ransacked it along with several other houses, eyewitnesses reported.  

26 Mar
5:41

Israeli troops invade a village near Salfit and attack houses

March 26, 2007 5:41 PM Ghassan Bannoura Israeli attacks, News brief, Salfit 0

Israeli forces invaded the village of Qarawit Bani Hassan, west of Salfit city in the northern part of the West Bank, and searched several houses on Monday morning. Troops ransacked families' belongings and forced the families out of their homes during the search; eyewitnesses reported that soldiers fired sound bombs […]

18 Mar
3:26

Troops invade Salfit, wound three residents

March 18, 2007 3:26 PM George Rishmawi Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

Three Palestinians were wounded on Sunday morning in Iskaka village near the West Bank city of Salfit, when Israeli forces opened their machine gun fire randomly in residential areas, Palestinian sources said.Three Palestinians were wounded on Sunday morning in Iskaka village near the West Bank city of Salfit, when Israeli […]

13 Mar
3:06

Sewer of Ariel settlement destroys natural sceneries in Salfit

March 13, 2007 3:06 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, News Report, Salfit 0

Ariel settlement, one of the biggest settlement blocs in the occupied West Bank, dumps its sewer in the valleys of of Salfit district, in the northern part of the West Bank, destroying its natural sceneries and parks used by the residents. These areas because totally abandoned as a result of […]

05 Mar
8:30

Israeli army surrounds the village of Dier Istiya

The Israeli army surrounded the village of Dier Istiya, north of Salfit city, in the northern part of the West Bank on Monday. Residents reported that the Israeli forces kept all roads leading to the village closed since the morning and not allowing anyone in or out of the village. […]

01 Mar
7:22

Israeli troops invade a village near Salfit and abduct four civilians

On Thursday, Israeli forces invaded the village of Qarawit Bani Hassan, west of Salfit city in the northern part of the West Bank and abducted four Palestinian civilians. Ten armored Israeli army vehicles stormed the village. Troops searched scores of residents’ homes and ransacked their belongings, then abducted the four […]

23 Feb
12:56

Settlers release boars in Palestinian farmlands

February 23, 2007 12:56 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, News Report, Salfit 0

Palestinian sources in Salfit, in the northern part of the West Bank, reported on Thursday that Israeli settlers released boars in Palestinian farmlands near Salfit, in the northern part of the West Bank.Resident Abdul-Fattah Al Ghazzawi, 43, stated that the settlers released at least twenty boars that attacked his farmland […]