Israeli Religious Military Schools to care armed-militia to protect settlers
By Madeeha Al-A’raj |
The National Bureau for defending land and resisting settlements ( nbprs ) stated in its latest weekly report , that occupation authorities and their militias against the Palestinian people continue under various holy war slogans, thus, they started to establish religious and military preparatory schools, such as, “Yishevut Hasder” to supervise and recruit religious soldiers be trained for 18 months to defend settlers in the occupied West Bank, knowing that the number of those schools in Israel is 42, of which 13 schools located in the West Bank’s settlements.
Recently, a worrying phenomenon to the transformation of hundreds of Israeli volunteers in the police force was revealed in the so-called “Bar’el Company” into an armed militia that operates against the Arab citizens of the Negev under the pretext of “imposing order and the rule of law and saving the Negev from the problem of the remarkable increase of Palestinian citizens in the country’s population “Indigenous peoples”, who face Israel’s discriminatory and racist policy in all fields of their lives and their relationship to the land of their fathers and forefathers. This “Bar’el Brigade” is divided into 3 parts, the intervention, which is the Elite Brigade, prepared to combat terrorism, the patrol, prepared for shooting and assuming the powers of public security, and the combat, whose mission is to manage all that is required to limit the spread of Palestinian citizens, especially in unrecognized villages.
This ‘Bar’el Company’ in the Negev is similar to that in the ‘Netzah Yehuda’ battalion in the West Bank, in which religious fanatic Jews serve, and some of them live in the random outposts in the West Bank. Knowing that attempts have been made to dismantle this battalion, but the estimates of leaders in the indiscretion of the occupation indicate that dismantling it would be a declaration of war for the settlers’ leadership. Data showed that only 3.8% of crimes committed on a nationalistic basis by elements working in the ‘Netzah Yehuda’ battalion and from groups of settlers against the Palestinians in the West Bank end up without an indictment. And that more than 221 of the 263 Palestinian complaints were closed between the years 2018-2020, and only 10 have been indicted so far, and the rest are still under investigation.
As for the settlement activities, the settlement projects and schemes in the occupied Jerusalem and the rest of the West Bank also continue, where the municipality of the occupation in Jerusalem and the planning committees approved the decision of the “local committee” to build the first towers of 30 floors at the entrance to Al-Thawri Neighborhood within the industrial zone ‘Tal-Piot’. This 30-storey tower will overlook the Old City and Jerusalem in its two parts and accommodate 149 settlement units, commercial centers, and various centers for multiple uses of construction. Meoreover, the Migdal Bardis – Paradise Tower also includes a variety of uses and services.
On another level, the National Office for Defending Land and Resisting Settlement welcomed the report issued by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Michael Link, who considered that the situation in occupied Palestine amounts to apartheid system. Before the end of his 6-year term, he documented the events and facts Israel’s implementation of the apartheid system, the report explains in detail how Israel established a system of racially motivated oppression against the Palestinians
List of Israeli Assaults over the Last Week Documented by the National Bureau:
Closing scores of Jerusalem streets from the north of the city ‘French Hill and Sheikh Jarrah’ to the south of Al-Quds Street – Hebron, including the Al-Masara Neighborhood, Bab Al-Khalil, Bab Al-Jadeed, and Jaffa Street under the pretext of securing the so-called “Jerusalem Marathon 2022”
Demolishing orders in Beit Hanina, Shuafat and Wadi Al-Joz for houses under the pretext of building without a permit, and one of the demolition orders relates to the demolition of an apartment building consisting of 8 apartments in the Ashqariya Neighborhood of Beit Hanina
Attacking the homes of citizens in the city of Hebron.
Storming the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron and preventing Palestinians from reaching the place.
Seizing an agricultural “caravan” and equipment and bulldozing lands in Khirbet Qalqas, south of Hebron. Moreover, they bulldozed lands planted with 30 olive trees, almonds.
Damaging tires of more than 20 vehicles in the city of Al-Bireh in the Industrial Area.
Attacking the vehicles of citizens passing by near the settlement of “Halamish” northwest of Ramallah, and chanting racist slogans.
Demolishing tents set up by the village council in the east of the village of Al-Mughir, east of Ramallah, to strengthen the steadfastness of the citizens.
Torching arts of the Abd al-Rahman Mosque in the village of Zita-Jama’in, south of Nablus, and anti-Palestinian and anti-Arab racist slogans were written on the walls of a house.
Storming the Masodiya area, near the town of Sebastia, northwest of Nablus, and they filmed and took measurements of the train station.
Demolishing of two homes belonging to the Mleihat family, and the destruction of the solar energy units under the pretext of not having a license in the Al-Ma’arjat area, west of Jericho.
Dangers of demolishing two livestock pens in Khirbet Yarza, east of Tubas, and demolishing two houses of the two brothers in the Arab al-Ka’bneh community, west of the village of al-Auja under the pretext of not having a permit.