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  • Several Palestinians Detained, Including 14 year old Child
    Sep 30, 2020 - IMEMC News

    The Israeli forces, on Monday, and Tuesday morning, detained a number of Palestinian civilians in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Information Center reported.

    Local sources stated that Israeli soldiers stormed Kafr Malik village, east of Ramallah, in the central West Bank, and detained brothers Ghassan Ahmed and Ayoub Abdul-Rahma Baiyrat, seizing a vehicle one of the young men.

    In the southern West Bank city of Hebron, Israeli troops detained a 14-year-old child, identified as Ahmed al-Badawi, from his home in al-Arroub refugee camp in northern Hebron.

    Israeli police officers, on Tuesday morning, took a Palestinian youth into custody, after severely assaulting him near Bab al-Sahira area in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem.

    The Israeli police alleged that the young man had intended to carry out a stabbing attack.

    On Monday evening, Israeli troops detained four Palestinian young men near the illegal Israeli Elon Moreh settlement, east of Nablus in the northern West Bank.

    Eyewitnesses said that troops opened fire in the air, alleging that the youths intended to throw fire bombs near the settlement.

    Shehab News

  • Palestinian Teen Sentenced to Five Years in Prison
    Sep 28, 2020 - IMEMC News

    Israeli military court sentenced, on Sunday, a Palestinian child from Jenin refugee camp, in the northern occupied West Bank, to serve 5 years in prison, the Palestinian Information Center reported.

    Samer Abdul-Karim Awais, 17, was detained by Israeli forces on April 15, 2019, and for 2 months, was isolated and tortured in the Petah Tikva detention center.

    The youth’s father and brother continue to be incarcerated by the Israeli occupation army, and another one of his brothers was assassinated in 2002 by Israeli fired missiles.

  • 2 Fishermen Killed and Another Injured by Egyptian Naval Forces: PCHR Calls on Egyptian Authorities to Change Open-Fire Regulations on Persons Crossing the Borders and Maintain Proportional Use of Force – Palestinian Centre for Human Rights

    The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) followed up with deep regret the killing of two fishermen and the injury of another after Egyptian naval forces opened fire at them. PCHR calls upon the Egyptian authorities to open an immediate investigation into the incident and announce its results to public.

    PCHR also calls for changing the rules pertaining to Gaza Strip residents, whether citizens or fishermen who cross the land or sea borders, and not to use excessive force against them. PCHR also calls for a refrain from shooting with the intent to kill, complying with the principle of proportionality in the use of force against them, especially that in the majority of incidents that occurred previously, victims did not pose any danger to the Egyptian authorities.

    According to PCHR’s investigations, the three fishermen Mahmoud Mohammed Ibrahim al-Za’zou’ (20) and his two brothers Hasan (26) and Yaser (18), from Dir al-Balah city in central Gaza Strip, went fishing at approximately 07:00 on Thursday, 24 September 2020. After they crossed the Palestinian -Egyptian maritime boundaries and entered the Egyptian regional waters; at approximately 01:00 on Friday, 25 September 2020, Egyptian gunboats opened heavy fire against them and took them to an unknown destination.

    Nizar ‘Ayash, Head of the Palestinian Fishermen’s Syndicate in the Gaza Strip, declared on Saturday, 26 September 2020, the death of the two fishermen Mahmoud and Hasan Mohammed al-Za’zou’ and the injury of their third brother Yaser. He also added that the Egyptian authorities would transfer their bodies over to the Gaza authorities at 04:00 via the Rafah Border Crossing. Nedal al-Za’zou’ (34) said to PCHR’s fieldworker that the Ministry of Interior in Gaza confirmed this information to them, without indicating the details of the incident because no information was available.

    #Palestine_assassinée #Egypte

    • Egyptian Navy Releases the Bodies of Two Palestinian Fishermen
      Sep 27, 2020

      The Egyptian authorities handed over, on Saturday evening, the bodies of two Palestinian fishermen, who were shot by the Egyptian navy, on Friday, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip, while a third wounded brother, remains in the custody of the Egyptian authorities.

      Sources at the Rafah crossing told Jerusalem “Quds” Press, that the corpses of the two young brothers, Mahmoud and Hassan Al-Zaazoua were received at the crossing from the Egyptian authorities.

      The Egyptian Navy opened fire at the fishing boat, killing two of the three brothers, and wounding the third. The Egyptian authorities took the corpses, and the injured brother into custody, confiscating their boat.

      Palestinian factions criticized the Egyptian navy’s killing of the unarmed Palestinian fishermen, and appealed to the Egyptian authorities to release the youngest brother Yasser.

      The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) released a statement demanding that all forces refrain from shooting with the intent to kill, to comply with the principle of proportionality.

      ~ Jerusalem (Quds) Press

  • Israeli Authorities Destroy Fruitful Trees, Seize 200 Acres of Land
    Sep 20, 2020 – – IMEMC News

    Israeli bulldozers destroyed 200 fruit trees, on Saturday, in the town of Bidya, west of Salfit, in the northern occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Information Center reported.

    The uprooted fruitful trees, belonging to Salim Khalil, were a mix of olives, figs, grapes, peaches, lemons, and perennial almonds.

    Khalil said that some of the trees were more than 2 decades old, the harvest being his sole source of income to provide for his family.

    Israeli occupation authorities ordered, on Saturday, the expropriation of 803 dunams (198 acres) of Palestinian-owned land near Douma village, located south of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank, according to local sources.

    Official monitor of Israeli settlement activities in the area, Ghassan Daghlas, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that the army delivered notices informing local villagers of the authorities decision to seize 803 dunams of Palestinian-owned land, under the pretext of groundwater drilling.

    Israeli has escalated its attacks against the civilian population of Palestine, with a surge of home demolitions carried out by the occupation state, as seen in the OCHA and PCHR reports.


  • Palestinian Dentist Dies After Israeli Soldiers Fired Concussion Grenades At Residents Near Barta’a Roadblock
    Sep 18, 2020 – – IMEMC News

    The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that a dentist died, Friday, after Israeli soldiers fired concussion grenades at Palestinians, waiting to cross Barta’a military roadblock, southwest of Jenin, in northern West Bank.

    The Health Ministry said the dentist, identified as Nidal Mohammad Akram Jabbarin , 54, suffered a heart attack after the soldiers fired the concussion grenades at the Palestinians while waiting to be allowed through the military roadblock.

    An Eyewitness said that Dr. Jabarin was walking in the dedicated area for pedestrians near the military roadblock when a soldier directly fired a concussion grenade at him before he suffered a shock and fell onto the ground.

    The head of the Emergency Services at the Palestinian Red Crescent, Dr. Mahmoud Sa’adi, said the medics rushed to the military roadblock to provide him with the needed medical aid, but he was already dead.

    Dr. Wisam Abu Baker, the head of Khalil Suleiman Governmental Hospital in Jenin, said Dr. Jabbarin was taken to the Intensive Care Unit, where he was officially pronounced dead despite all efforts to save his life.

    The deceased dentist is a married father of four and runs a dental clinic in Jenin, where he also did a lot of charity work to help the poor who need treatment.

    Jabarin is from the Marah Sa’ad neighborhood, in Jenin city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.


  • Israel Approves Hundreds Of Colonialist Units Near Bethlehem
    Sep 13, 2020 – – IMEMC News

    The Israeli government and its so-called “Civil Administration Office,” the executive branch of its illegal occupation, has approved the construction of hundreds of new units in an illegal colony, south of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

    Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the Bethlehem office of the “Wall and Colonization Resistance Commission,” has reported that Israel approved the construction of 980 units in the Efrat illegal colony, which was built on stolen Palestinian lands.

    He added that the approval was made by the Civil Administration Office and the Israeli Housing Ministry.

    Breijiyya also stated that the new construction would lead to the illegal confiscation of large areas of privately owned Palestinian farmlands, the only sources of livelihood to many families.

    The official added that the new units are part of the ongoing Israeli moves to implement its illegal annexation of large areas of the occupied West Bank.

    All of Israel’s colonies in the West Bank, including those in and around occupied Jerusalem, are illegal under International Law and the Fourth Geneva Convention, in addition to various United Nations resolutions.


  • UPDATED: Two Palestinian Brothers in Critical Condition, after Israeli Attack

    IMEMC News

    UPDATED: Sept 7 @ 0613

    A Palestinian Detainees’ Committee lawyer, Khaled Mahajna, has reported that after Israeli forces wired and detonated the front door of their home, on Saturday, both Palestinian brothers remain in critical condition.

    Mahajna stated that the young men, Ahmad, 22, and Mohammad Jad’oun, 27, from the Jenin refugee camp, in the northern West Bank, are currently being treated for severe wounds, in the Intensive Care Unit of the Israeli al-Afula hospital.

    As a result of the Israeli army bomb detonated at the entrance of the home, Mohammad suffered severe injuries to his left leg, said Mahjna, adding that the youth underwent extensive surgery where doctors attempted to remove all the bomb fragments from the leg.

    He further stated that Mohammad underwent a second surgery, on Sunday, and that a massive section of the leg was blown off by the blast, adding that the youth has suffered an excessive amount of blood loss.

    The younger brother Ahmad also remains in the Intensive Care Unit, having suffered profound trauma from the explosion, mainly in his face and neck. The young man has undergone two major surgeries for his face, and is scheduled to undergo at least one additional surgery to repair his neck wounds.

    The Jad’oun family asserted that, immediately after the Israeli soldiers detonated the door, they immediately dragged the two brothers onto the ground, despite their extensive bleeding and injuries.

    The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee issued a statement denouncing this new Israeli crime against the entire family, and the callous manner in which the soldiers treated the seriously wounded civilians, with utter contempt, in violation of the right to life and bodily integrity.

    The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) declared that it holds the Israeli occupation responsible for the lives of the two young men, whom are former prisoners.

    The PPS maintained that this crime is only one of the protracted Israeli assaults and attacks being carried out on a daily basis.


  • Israeli Soldiers Attack Elderly Protestor, Journalists in Tulkarem
    Sep 2, 2020 – – IMEMC News

    Israeli forces, on Tuesday, attacked Palestinians protesting Israel’s plan to expropriate occupied Palestinian land near Tulkarem city, in the northern West Bank, Palestinian WAFA News Agency correspondent.

    She stated that Israeli troops fired tear-gas at the demonstrators and physically assaulted an elderly man.

    The demonstration was organized in order to express their collective rejection of the Israeli plans to build an illegal industrial settlement on Palestinian lands.

    The Israeli soldiers attacked participants including journalists, whom were forbidden from filming, WAFA correspondent added.

    The Governor of Tulkarem, Issam Abu Bakr, participated in the protest, stated that the people will continue holding demonstrations until the settlement project is stopped, adding that the project threatens to cut Tulkarem off from the nearby Qalqilia governorate,

    Head of the Wall and Settlement Resistance Commission, Walid Assaf, one of the organizers of the protest activities would continue in order to defeat this project and others in the occupied Palestinian territories.

    Shehab News
    [The occupation forces brutally assaulting the elderly Khairy Hanoun and suppressing a protest protest rejecting the confiscation of lands from the village of Shofa near Tulkarm.]



  • Undercover Israeli Agents Abduct Palestinian Former Prisoner near Nablus
    Sep 1, 2020 – IMEMC News

    Undercover Israeli agents, on Sunday evening, abducted senior Palestinian official, Husam al-Razza, who belongs to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported.

    Local sources said, plain-clothes soldiers abducted Razza, a former detainee, after they ambushed him when he was in Huwara town, south of Nablus, in the northern occupied West Bank.

    Recently, soldiers dressed as municipal workers abducted Razza’s son, Bader, also a former prisoner, from his home in Nablus city.

    In related news, undercover Israeli troops, also known as Musta’ribeen, ambushed and abducted a young Palestinian man, identified as Yaser Walid Khzemiya, in the northern occupied West Bank city of Jenin.


  • Israeli Man Dies after Alleged Stabbing Attack by Palestinian Worker
    IMEMC News - Aug 27, 2020

    An Israeli man, on Wednesday, was allegedly stabbed by a Palestinian worker in Petah Tikva, central Israel, Haaretz reported.
    Victim: Shai Ohayon, 39

    The victim, Shai Ohayon, 39, a father of four who was unconscious when first responders reached him, was transferred to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

    The suspect, a Palestinian man from the West Bank, who holds a valid Israeli work permit, was chased by witnesses, and then arrested by the Israeli Police, who suspected a political motive for the attack.

    The suspect will be interrogated by Israel’s Intelligence Agency, the Shin Bet.

    Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu announced to the nation that his government, “will work to demolish the terrorist’s house and carry out the most severe punishment.”

  • Israeli Navy Attacks Fishermen, Army Opens Fire at Shepherds
    ug 24, 2020 – IMEMC News

    The Israeli navy, on Sunday, attacked Palestinian fishermen and their boats as they sailed within one nautical mile off the Gaza shore, the Palestinian Information Center reported.

    Local Coordinator of the fishermen’s union, Zakariya Bakr said the Israeli total closure of the Gaza sea, which has continued for the seventh consecutive day, deprives Gaza fishermen of their daily sustenance and increases their families’ suffering.

    Even prior to the recent escalations in Gaza, the Israeli navy was attacking and harassing fishermen on a daily basis, for no specific reason.

    The 1993 Oslo accords allowed fishing up to 20 nautical miles off the coast of Gaza, but the Israeli authorities have reduced the fishing zone to between three and six nautical miles.

    The Israeli army, on Saturday morning, opened machine-gun fire towards cultivated land and shepherds in the besieged Gaza Strip, PIC further reported.

    According to local media sources, Israeli soldiers opened fire at a group of shepherds in the east of al-Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza, which forced them to leave their work.

    Farmlands to the east of al-Qarara town, east of Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, also came under similar gunfire attack by soldiers.

    No casualties were reported. (...)


  • Israel cuts fuel, Gaza goes dark | The Electronic Intifada

    The Gaza Strip’s only power plant shut down on Tuesday after Israel stopped the transfer of fuel to the territory.

    The halting of fuel transfers is among a series of collective punishment measures Israel has imposed on Gaza.

    Israel has claimed the measures are a response to incendiary balloons released from Gaza. The launching of such balloons by some Palestinians is, in reality, a symbolic effort to draw attention to the deteriorating situation in Gaza, long subject to an Israeli siege.

    Although incendiary balloons caused several fires in Israel, “no injuries or damage have been reported,” according to The Jerusalem Post.

    #necropolitics #Gaza #Israel #électricité #énergie

    • Pour rappel : les punitions collections et l’intimidation des populations civiles relèvent du crime de guerre :

      Traités, États parties et Commentaires - Convention de Genève (IV) sur les personnes civiles, 1949 - 33 - Responsabilité individuelle. Peines collectives. Pillage. Représailles

      ARTICLE 33 [ Link ] . - Aucune personne protégée ne peut être punie pour une infraction qu’elle n’a pas commise personnellement. Les peines collectives, de même que toute mesure d’intimidation ou de terrorisme, sont interdites.

      Le pillage est interdit.

      Les mesures de représailles à l’égard des personnes protégées et de leurs biens sont interdites.

    • Israeli Military Bombs Three Sites in the Gaza Strip
      Aug 21, 2020 – IMEMC News

      The Israeli occupation army, at dawn Thursday, shelled three sites in the besieged Gaza Strip, with no reported casualties, the Palestinian Information Center reported.

      Local sources said the Israeli artillery bombed what the army describes as an observation post east of Khan Younis in southern Gaza. Similar posts were also bombed to the east of Juhor ad-Dik and al-Bureij refugee camp in the central coastal enclave.

      The Israeli occupation closed border crossings, banned fishing long the coast, and blocked fuel shipments, causing the power plant to shut down. Israel’s use of collective punishment against the 2 million inhabitants of the Gaza Strip, after a number of youths launched incendiary balloons sparking fires in Israeli areas.

      The occupying power has heavily fired missiles and shelled many sites of the Gaza Strip, in the most recent escalation by the Israeli military, has been ongoing since August 3, 2020, and has continued in short intervals of 1-3 days between rounds of bombing.


      Israel Continues Heavy Bombardment of the Gaza Strip
      Aug 21, 2020 - Ali Salam

      Israeli combat helicopters, late Thursday night struck a site west of Khan Younis city in the southern enclave with at least six missiles, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported.

      Israeli warplanes, early Friday morning, bombed several sites across the besieged Gaza Strip, according to WAFA correspondent.

      He said that Israeli military jets fired three missiles at a site west of Gaza city, in the central Strip, causing heavy destruction to the site as well as to nearby homes.

      Meanwhile, Israeli tanks fired artillery shells against farmlands to the east of Gaza city.

      The Israeli Air Force also fired two missiles and struck a site near Beit Lahia town in the north, causing major damage to the site and to adjacent houses.

      One Palestinian farmer was moderately injured during the assault on farmlands, located east of Khan Younis, the Palestinian Information Center reported.

      The condition of the wounded man was not known at the time of this report.

      Local sources said that Israel’s pre-dawn bombardment focused on the area surrounding Khan Younis, while other airstrikes hit the central Strip, near Gaza City, as well as Beit Lahia in the north.

      Sources added that Palestinian resistance groups responded to the attack by firing rockets towards Israeli settlements, 3 of which were intercepted by Israel’s missile defense system, known as the Iron Dome.

      For nearly two weeks now, Israel has been bombarding and shelling the coastal enclave, as well as tightening the already strict siege. The Israeli military is using excessive force on a population with no army, no navy, and no air-force.

  • Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Teen Near Ramallah
    August 20, 2020 9:32 PM – IMEMC News

    Israeli soldiers killed, late on Wednesday at night a Palestinian teen, and injured at least two others, in Deir Abu Mashal town, west of Ramallah, in central West Bank. The corpse of the slain Palestinians remains in the hands of the Israeli army.

    The Palestinian Health Ministry said it was informed that the teen [ Mohammad Hreiz ] , 17, died from serious wounds he suffered after the soldiers shot him with live fire, on Wednesday at night, after the soldiers and undercover officers invaded the town.

    The Palestinian teen was one of at least three who were shot by the soldiers, during protests that erupted after the army invaded their town.

    The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said its medics provided the needed treatment to two Palestinians; one of them suffered a moderate-but-stable injury, and the second suffered mild wounds, before they were rushed to Palestine Medical Complex In Ramallah.

    The Palestinian medics were never able to reach the slain Matar and provide him with the urgently-need treatment, as he was taken by the soldiers, and the family was officially informed of his death on Thursday morning.

    The Israeli army claimed it observed Palestinian preparing Molotov cocktails to use them in attacks against military vehicles and settlers’ cars, before targeting the Palestinians with live fire.


    • « La confiscation de son corps est une nouvelle souffrance » : une famille palestinienne se bat pour la dépouille de son fils
      Mohammad Hreiz a été tué par les forces israéliennes dans des circonstances obscures le mois dernier – et sa famille se bat depuis pour pouvoir l’inhumer
      Par Shatha Hammad – RAMALLAH, Cisjordanie occupée- Mardi 8 septembre 2020

      Les autorités israéliennes retiennent le corps d’un Palestinien de 16 ans qui a été tué par les forces israéliennes dans des circonstances obscures pendant un raid en Cisjordanie il y a près de trois semaines. Ses parents craignent de ne pas pouvoir enterrer leur fils.

      Mohammad Hreiz, originaire du village de Deir Abu Meshaal, dans le centre de la Cisjordanie occupée, a succombé à ses blessures le 20 août, le lendemain du jour où les forces israéliennes ont ouvert le feu contre lui et deux de ses amis.

      Les forces israéliennes auraient prétendu que Mohammad – qui a été initialement identifié comme Mohammad Matar – et ses amis avaient disposé des pneus sur le sol afin de les incendier.

      Cependant, selon un rapport de l’ONU citant des témoins oculaires palestiniens, il n’y avait aucun affrontement ou incendie de pneus à ce moment-là.

      Mohammad a été gravement blessé dans l’incident et arrêté par les soldats israéliens, tandis que ses amis ont réussi à s’échapper après avoir subi des blessures mineures à modérées.

      Selon sa famille, Mohammad a succombé à ses blessures, seul, sans la présence de ses parents à ses côtés.

      Toujours sous le choc de la perte de leur enfant, la famille Hreiz doit désormais gérer le chagrin de savoir que son corps repose désormais dans la cellule réfrigérée d’une morgue israélienne et pourrait y rester indéfiniment : les autorités israéliennes ont renforcé leur politique de confiscation des corps la semaine dernière.(...)

  •  » Palestinian Killed After Being Rammed By Israeli Settler Vehicle Near Tulkarem
    August 18, 2020 8:36 AM – IMEMC News

    A young Palestinian man was killed on Saturday evening, August 15th, 2020, when a speeding Israel colonists’ car struck him near a military roadblock, south of Tulkarem, in northern West Bank.

    The Palestinian has been identified as Eqab Bashir Darawsha , 21, from Tallouza village, north of Nablus, in the northern West Bank.

    Media sources said the Palestinian, a day laborer, had crossed through a breach in the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall, as he and many other workers were trying to get into Israel for work.

    Many Palestinian workers take the risk of going through a gap in the Annexation wall, or sneaking into Israel through mountains and hills, because they are suffering from hunger, and feel they need to take the risk of crossing the Israeli-created barrier to provide for their families. They may have applied for and been denied entry permits by the Israeli military that controls all aspects of their lives in the West Bank.

    Israeli settlers who drive on bypass roads, including the one who struck the Palestinian worker, usually drive at high speeds when driving on the Jewish-only segregated bypass roads.

    After being struck by the car, the Palestinian was rushed to Rama Medical Center in Israel, where he succumbed to his wounds.


  • Israeli Missiles Damage 20 Homes, School, In the Gaza Strip
    August 13, 2020 11:44 AM – IMEMC News

    The Israeli Air Force fired, on Thursday at dawn, many missiles into several parts of the Gaza Strip, causing damage to many buildings, including twenty homes and at least one school, in addition to targeting farmlands.


  •  » Israeli Air Force Fires Missiles Into A Site In Northern Gaza
    August 10, 2020 9:27 AM – IMEMC News

    The Israeli Air Force fired, on Sunday at night, missiles into a building in Beit Lahia town, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

    Media sources in Gaza said the attack led to excessive property damage but did not lead to casualties.

    The army said it targeted an observation post run by the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, and claimed it was retaliating to flammable balloons, which were reportedly launched from Gaza, causing no injuries.

    Israeli media sources said two fires broke out due to the flammable balloons and alleged that some of them carried explosives.

    Earlier Sunday, the army fired several artillery shells into Palestinian farmlands, and a site believed to be run by an armed resistance group, east of Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza.


  • Une femme tuée et une ambulance ciblée par les forces d’occupation à Jénine

    Jénine, le 7 août 2020, WAFA- Les forces d’occupation israéliennes ont tué tôt ce matin une femme palestinienne et ont visé une ambulance pendant leur incursion dans la ville de Jénine, au nord de la Cisjordanie occupée, d’après des sources locales.

    Les sources ont déclaré que les forces israéliennes ont fait irruption dans le quartier d’al-Jaberiyyat à Jénine, où elles ont interrogé et menacé de réarrêter un prisonnier libéré après avoir pénétré par effraction chez lui, ce qui a conduit au déclenché des affrontements, au cours desquels les soldats de l’occupation ont lancé les balles, les bombes sonores et lacrymogènes sur des jeunes Palestiniens.

    Le directeur de la Société du Croissant-Rouge palestinien, Mahmoud al-Sa’di, a confirmé que la fille de 23 ans, Dalia Ahmad Sulaiman Samoudy, avait été touchée à la poitrine par une balle tirée par les forces israéliennes alors qu’elle se trouvait dans sa maison pendant l’incursion.

    Il a ajouté que les forces avaient directement ouvert le feu sur une ambulance qui tentait d’atteindre et d’évacuer la victime de sa maison, avec deux balles pénétrant dans l’ambulance.


    • Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Woman In Her Home, In Jenin
      August 7, 2020 10:22 PM – IMEMC News

      Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and fired many live rounds, gas bombs and concussion grenades at Palestinians, protesting the invasion and killed one woman with a live round while she was in her home.

      The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that the woman was shot in the chest, before she was rushed to surgery at a hospital in Jenin, but succumbed to her serious wounds.

      It added that the Israeli bullets damaged the woman’s liver, pancreas, and the Aorta artery inflicting serious wounds that led to her death despite all attempts to save her life.

      She has been identified as Dalia Ahmad Suleiman Sammoudi , 34, a mother of two children, including a newborn, and the wife of the Imam of the Abdullah Azzam Mosque in Jenin refugee camp.

      The protests in the neighborhood started when the soldiers invaded the home of a former political prisoner, identified as Khaled Suleiman Abu Hasan, and interrogated him while ransacking the property.

      Many youngsters started hurling stones at the invading soldiers and their army vehicles, and the military fired a barrage of live rounds at random, in addition to dozens of gas bombs and concussion grenades. Many Palestinians suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.

      The Israeli army tried to justify the excessive use of force by claiming that some Palestinians fired live bullets at the soldiers, but the locals denied the allegation and confirmed that the protesters had no weapons, and only hurled stones and empty bottles at the invading army jeeps.

      The occupation army also claimed that it “entered” Jenin overnight to conduct arrests, and that the soldiers “only fire

      d sponge-tipped bullets and teargas to disperse the protesters.”

      The family of the slain woman said she woke up to feed her hungry child, and tried to close a window to prevent the smell of the gas bombs from seeping into her home before she was shot with a live round in the chest.

      A Palestinian ambulance rushed to the scene, but the soldiers fired several live rounds at it, delaying its arrival at the home of the seriously wounded woman.

      On Friday evening, hundreds of Palestinians participated in the funeral procession of the slain mother, starting in front of Khalil Suleiman Governmental hospital, heading to her home in the al-Jabriyyat area in Jenin city, before holding the funeral ceremony at the local mosque, and then buried her body in the graveyard of Jenin refugee camp.

    • In Latest IOF Murder Woman Killed, Ambulance Damaged and 7 Civilians, including 2 Paramedics, Wounded in Jenin and Ramallah
      09 August 2020 – Palestinian Centre for Human Rights

      (...) According to PCHR’s investigations, at approximately 02:30 on Friday, IOF moved into al-Jabriyat neighborhood, southwest of Jenin, northern West Bank. They surrounded Khaled Suliman Abu Hasan’s house near al-Riyad School. IOF interrogated Abu Hasan inside his house until 04:00. Five minutes later, while Israeli military vehicles were preparing to withdraw, IOF fired a sound bomb and several live bullets at Bassam Samodi’s 3-storey house. As a result, Samodi’s wife, Dalia Ahmed Suliman Stiti (24), was injured and shot with a live bullet in her chest, penetrating her liver, pancreas, and aorta. Stiti’s family said to PCHR’s fieldworker that their daughter Dalia, a mother of two (9-month, 2 years), woke up after hearing IOF’s incursion into the village. She headed towards the living room’s window to close it after IOF fired a sound bomb. In the meantime, IOF stationed on the street, 50 meters away from Stiti’s house, opened fire at her on her 3rd floor apartment, wounding her in the chest. Stiti walked several steps and then fell to the living room floor in a pool of her blood. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS)’s crew, who were in the area to rescue the injuries, immediately arrived at the house and took Stiti to Dr. Khalil Suliman Hospital. Stiti was admitted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU), due to her critical health condition and she was pronounced dead at 14:30. (...)

  •  » Israeli Air Force Fires Missiles Into Northern Gaza
    August 7, 2020 12:09 AM – IMEMC News

    The Israeli Air Force fired, on Thursday at night, several missiles into an area in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, causing damage.

    Media sources said Israeli fighter jets fired missiles at a site, apparently used by an armed resistance group in Beit Lahia, causing damage to several buildings, including nearby homes.

    There have been no reports of casualties as a result of the Israeli missiles.

    The Israeli army said it was retaliating to flammable balloons that were reportedly flown from Gaza, and landed in areas in Eshkol and Hof Ashkelon colonies, near the besieged Gaza Strip, causing fires.

    The army initially said the sources of the fires were unknown, but later issued another statement attributing them to the balloons, and added that the soldiers also “located and defused an explosive which was reportedly attached to a balloon.”


  • » Soldiers Uproot 100 Palm Trees Near Jericho
    August 5, 2020 12:11 PM – IMEMC News

    Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, the al-Jiftlik Palestinian village in the Central Plains of the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank, and uprooted around 100 Palm trees in the ash-Shouna area.

    Ahmad Abu Ghanem, the Mayor of al-Jiftlik, stated that the soldiers, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded ash-Shouna and uprooted the trees, owned by Anwar Abu Jouda.

    Ghanem added that the soldiers confiscated the uprooted trees and took them to an unknown destination.

    He also said that this is not the first attack of its kind, and added that the soldiers took the uprooted trees to plant them on roads leading to illegal Israeli colonies in the area, and inside the colonies.

    Israeli Army Demolishes Agricultural Structures, Uproots Trees, Near Ramallah
    August 5, 2020 2:47 AM - IMEMC News

    Israeli soldiers demolished, Tuesday, two agricultural structures and uprooted many trees, in the village of Rantis, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

    The structures were built by Moath al-Khatib on his land this past February, before the so-called “Civil Administration Office,” the administrative branch of Israel’s illegal military occupation ordered him to remove them nearly a month ago.

    The structures were installed by al-Khatib on three Dunams of his land, and the army claimed that he is not allowed to build anything because his land is located within Area C of the occupied West Bank, under full Israeli control.

    Besides demolishing the structures, which took place on Tuesday morning, approximately at 9:30, the soldiers also leveled and bulldozed the land, causing losses estimated at more than 15.000 Shekels.

    ِAl-Khatib built the structures on approximately 40 square meters on his land after fencing it and planted several trees, which were also uprooted by the army.

  • » Israeli Forces Seize Bulldozer, Deliver Halt Construction Orders
    August 3, 2020 6:46 AM Ali Salam – IMEMC News

    sraeli forces, on Saturday, blocked the construction of a water pipeline in Palestinian Atouf village, near Tubas in the northern occupied West Bank, local sources said.

    The mayor of the village, Abdullah Besharat, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that the Israeli army ordered the driver of a bulldozer to stop working on the site.

    Besharat added that the project aimed at providing clean potable water to livestock breeders in Atouf and surrounding villages of the Jordan Valley.

    According to the Palestinian Information Center, Israeli soldiers confiscated one of the Palestinian-owned bulldozers and chased another one in Atouf village, in the Jordan Valley.

    Meanwhile, Israeli authorities handed out halt construction orders against Palestinian-owned property in al-Walaja village near Bethlehem city, in southern West Bank.

    According to local sources, Israeli soldiers invaded Ein Juwaiza area in al-Walaja village, northwest of Bethlehem, and distributed notices ordering local residents to halt any further construction of their homes, retaining walls and a water well.

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