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  • » 60 Year Old Palestinian Man Shot Dead By Israeli Soldiers– IMEMC News
    December 14, 2018 12:27 AM

    The Israeli military, according to Israeli media sources, has admitted that its soldiers mistakenly killed Hamdan Tawfiq Arda , 60, after initially claiming that he had deliberately tried to ram his vehicle into soldiers, in the Industrial Zone in al-Biereh city, in central West Bank.

    Eyewitnesses told Maan News Agency that it looked like a car accident, and that the driver was startled by the military presence, and tried to turn away from them.

    Sources added that one soldier was lightly injured, but it was not from the car driven by the Palestinian man.

    The soldiers fired a barrage of live rounds at the car, fatally wounding the driver, who suffered gunshot wounds mainly to the head.

    His brain and fragments of his skull were on the car seat after he was removed by the medics, before they were collected for proper burial with his body later on.

    The Israeli military initially stated was an “attempt to ram his car into soldiers”, and then changed their statement, telling the Jerusalem Post that they believed it was an accident.

    The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) has confirmed that its medics were at the scene shortly after the man was shot, and added that the soldiers stopped them and prevented them from approaching him.

    The slain Palestinian man was from ‘Arraba town, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

    The Israeli military had just finished invading the Industrial Zone, in an apparent search for the suspects of the killing of two Israeli soldiers earlier Thursday.


  • » Israeli Soldiers Kill A Mentally Disabled Palestinian In Tulkarem– IMEMC News - December 4, 2018 10:25 AM

    Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, Tulkarem refugee camp, and Tulkarem city, in northern West Bank, killed a mentally disabled Palestinian, and injured several others.

    Media sources said the soldiers killed Mohammad Husam Abdul-Latif Habali , 22, from Tulkarem city, and injured another young man, after shooting them with live fire.

    They added that the soldiers shot Mohammad, who was mentally disabled, from a very close range, and that he died almost instantly, from gunshot wounds to his head and limbs.

    The soldiers also injured several Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets, and caused many others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.


    • Un Palestinien tué lors d’un affrontement en Cisjordanie
      Par Reuters le 04.12.2018 à 11h59 - (Nidal al Moughrabi ; Danielle Rouquié pour le service français)

      TOULKAREM, Cisjordanie (Reuters) - L’armée israélienne a tué un Palestinien lors d’un affrontement mardi en Cisjordanie occupée, ont annoncé les autorités palestiniennes.

      L’armée israélienne a déclaré que ses troupes avaient ouvert le feu au cours d’une « émeute violente ». Elle n’a pas fait état de victimes.

      Selon l’agence de presse officielle palestinienne Wafa, les forces israéliennes sont entrées dans la ville de Toulkarem et ont fouillé plusieurs habitations. Un attroupement s’est alors produit.

      Une porte-parole de l’armée israélienne a déclaré qu’alors que ses troupes opéraient, « une violente émeute a été déclenchée au cours de laquelle des dizaines de Palestiniens ont lancé des pierres ».

      « Les troupes ont répondu par des moyens de dispersion antiémeute et ensuite par des tirs à balles réelles », a déclaré la porte-parole.

      Un jeune homme de 22 ans a été tué après avoir reçu une balle dans la tête, ont annoncé des responsables des services de santé palestiniens. (...)

    • Israel Said a Palestinian Was Killed in Clashes. A Video Shows He Was Shot in the Back

      While the army says Mohammad Khossam Khabali was shot during violent clashes, video shows him walking with friends on a main street

      A video of the fatal shooting of a Palestinian shows that he was shot in the back and contradicts the Israeli military’s claim that the incident occurred during violent clashes. The army has opened an investigation into the shooting, which occurred Tuesday in the West Bank city of Tul Karm.

      A video of the incident aired by a local television station shows Mohammad Khossam Khabali,a 23-year-old who used a cane to help him walk, shot in the back as he walks with a group of other people in the city in the early morning hours.

      The video also shows Khabali standing with a group of friends prior to the shooting at the entrance to a restaurant. Khabali was critically wounded and taken to the Tul Karem hospital, where he was pronounced dead

    • Israël a dit qu’un Palestinien avait été tué au cours d’affrontements. Une vidéo montre qu’on lui a tiré dans le dos
      11 décembre | Jack Khoury et Yaniv Kubovich pour Haaretz
      |Traduction J.Ch. pour l’AURDIP
      Alors que l’armée dit que Mohammad Khossam Khabali a été abattu au cours de violents affrontements, une vidéo le montre marchant dans une rue principale avec des amis.
      Une vidéo du tir mortel sur un Palestinien montre qu’on lui a tiré dans le dos et contredit l’armée israélienne qui prétend que l’incident est survenu au cours de violents affrontements. L’armée a ouvert une enquête sur ce tir, qui a eu lieu mardi à Tulkarem en Cisjordanie.

      Une vidéo de l’incident, diffusée par une station de télévision locale, montre Mohammad Khossam Khabali, 23 ans, qui utilisait une canne pour l’aider à marcher, frappé d’une balle dans le dos alors qu’il marche dans la ville au petit matin avec un groupe d’autre personnes.(...)

  • Israel Sabotages Ceasefire Talks, Assassinating Hamas Commander, IDF Senior Commander Also Killed - Tikun Olam תיקון עולם

    Today, IDF commandos invaded Gaza in a night-time raid and murdered seven Hamas operatives, including the commander responsible for the tunnel defense system maintained by the Islamist rulers of the enclave.  According to various media sources, the raid was exposed and Palestinian militants fought back fiercely.  In order to free the IDF forces, the Israelis had to lay down a massive drone and air attack which permitted them to withdraw back to Israel.

    Israeli senior IDF officer killed Gaza
    The Israeli military censor has prohibited domestic media naming the Israeli commando who was killed. But an Israeli source has informed me he is Lt. Col. Mahmoud Kheireddine from the Druze village of Hurfeish. Another officer who was wounded is from Isfiya.  They both served in Sayeret Matkal, Israel’s equivalent of the Navy SEALs. Kheireddine was deputy commander of the unit.  Given the death of so high-ranking an IDF officer, something went terribly wrong on this mission.

    In response, Hamas has launched missiles into southern Israel and driven hundreds of thousands into air raid shelters.  Once again, just as both sides thought they might be close to a ceasefire and/or a prisoner exchange, Israel rescued defeat from the jaws and victory and almost guaranteed a new escalation, if not war, against Gaza.

    A former IDF general has suggested that the raid was not an assassination attempt, but an attempt to capture the Hamas commander:

    Maj. Gen. (res.) Tal Russo, a former commander of the IDF Southern Command, indicated that the operation was likely an intelligence-gathering mission gone wrong, rather than an assassination.

  • » Egyptian Navy Kills A Palestinian Fisherman In Southern Gaza
    IMEMC News - November 8, 2018 1:48 AM

    Palestinian medical sources have reported, on Wednesday evening, that Egyptian navy ships opened fire at a Palestinian fishing boat in southern Gaza Strip, killing a fisherman.

    The fisherman has been identified as Mustafa Khader Khalil Abu Odah, 32, from the Shati’ refugee camp, west of Gaza city.

    He was shot with two live rounds in the chest and abdomen, near the Rafah Shore, in the southern part of the coastal region.

    Odah was rushed to Abu Yousef Najjar Hospital, in Rafah, but died from his serious wounds.

    The Palestinian Ministry of Interior and National Security in Gaza, called on Egypt to investigate the incident.

    Media sources in Gaza said the fishing boats slightly drifted by the waves into Egyptian waters, before the navy opened fire at it.

    #Palestine_assassinée #Égypte

  • » Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Near Ramallah
    IMEMC News - October 26, 2018 7:56 PM

    Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday evening, the al-Mazra’a al-Gharbiyya village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, killed one Palestinians and injured dozens, including eight who were shot with live fire, while the soldiers also assaulted journalists, and shot one.

    Media sources in Ramallah said several army jeeps invaded the village, and attacked dozens of Palestinian protesters, who were holding a nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and colonies, leading to confrontations.

    The soldiers fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades at the protesters.

    The Palestinian Health Ministry said the soldiers killed a former political prisoner, identified as Othman Ahmad Ladadweh , 33.

    It stated that Ladadweh was shot with a live round in the upper thigh, but the bullet went through his spleen and liver, causing a very serious injury before he was rushed to the Istishari Hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds.

    The soldiers also shot eight Palestinians with live fire, including one who suffered a serious gunshot wound in the head, and caused many others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.


  •  » Israeli Army Kills One Palestinian, Injures 90, In Gaza
    IMEMC News - September 24, 2018 11:46 PM

    Israeli soldiers killed, Monday, one Palestinian and injured 90 others, during a protest in northern Gaza, especially at the shore where many boats attempted to sail and challenge the ongoing Israeli siege on the coastal region.

    Media sources in Gaza said the soldiers fired a barrage of live fire, in addition to high-velocity gas bombs and rubber-coated steel bullets.

    The Health Ministry in Gaza has confirmed that the soldiers killed Mohammad Fayez Salim Abu Sadeq, 21, and injured ninety other Palestinians, including ten who were shot with live fire.

    It added that the soldiers also fired a gas bomb directly at a Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance, while trying to reach some of the wounded protesters.

    Furthermore, the soldiers shot Monser Sawwaf, a cameraman working of the Anadolu Turkish News Agency, with a gas bomb in his leg, while live rounds also struck his camera and equipment.

    It is worth mentioning that, using slingshots, Palestinian protesters managed to down an Israeli drone while firing gas bombs at them.

    The soldiers also fired many gas bombs and live rounds at the boats, trying to break the illegal siege on Gaza.


  •  » Army Kills Two Palestinians In Gaza
    IMEMC News - September 18, 2018 12:15 PM

    The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has reported, late on Monday at night, that an Israeli war jet fired a missile at Palestinians, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, killing two young men.

    Media sources in Gaza said the slain Palestinians have been identified as Ibrahim Najjar and Mohammad Khader , both from Khan Younis.

    The Health Ministry stated that the medics managed to reach the two Palestinians, near the perimeter fence in southern Gaza, and took them to Nasser Medical Center.

    Israeli sources said the Israeli Air Force targeted Palestinians, who reportedly approached the fence, and placed an explosive object.

    It is worth mentioning that the soldiers also fired dozens of live rounds, and flares, at Palestinian protesters, east of Rafah, and in Khuza’a town, east of Khan Younis, in southern Gaza.

    In related news, several Palestinians managed to reach an Israeli army sniper post, across the border fence, and burnt it, while a number of fighters fired live rounds at an Israeli drone, east of Khuza’a.


  • » Army Kills A Palestinian Teen, Injures 210, In Gaza
    IMEMC News - September 7, 2018 7:24 PM

    The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, a teenage boy, and injured at least 210 others, during the Great Return March processions, in several parts of the besieged Gaza Strip.

    Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza said the soldiers killed Bilal Mustafa Khaffaja , 17, after shooting him with a live round in the chest, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

    He added that the soldiers also injured 210 Palestinians, including 45 with live fire, and added that 70 of the wounded were moved to several hospitals, while the rest received treatment in make-shift hospitals. Among the wounded are fifteen children.

    Media sources in Gaza said the soldiers, including sharpshooters, stationed on sand hills and fortified posts, fired dozens of live rounds, in addition to rubber-coated steel bullets and high-velocity gas bombs at the protesters, along the eastern part of the Gaza Strip.

    #Palestine_assassinée #Marcheduretour

  • » One Israeli Killed, Two Wounded by Palestinian Teen; Assailant Killed on Site
    IMEMC News - July 27, 2018 5:53 AM

    A seventeen-year old Palestinian allegedly carried out a stabbing attack in Geva Binyamin (Adam) Israeli colony, in the Occupied West Bank, killing one Israeli and wounding two others before he himself was killed by an armed paramilitary Israeli settler.

    Update: 8:40 AM: Israeli daily Haaretz has reported that the slain Israeli settler has been identified as Yotam Ovadia, 31, and added that Yotam succumbed to stab wounds.

    On its part, the “Times Of Israel” said Ovadia, a father a child, 2 years of age, and a 7-month-old infant, worked as a technician with “Brinks Security Company”.

    The Palestinian, identified as Mohammad Tareq dar Yousef , 17, allegedly managed to climb over the fence into the illegal Israeli settlement of “Adam”, which had been built on stolen Palestinian land which was taken from his village, Kobar, near Ramallah. He then stabbed three people before he was shot and killed.

    |Lieberman Decides To Expand “Adam” Illegal Colony|

    A 31-year old Israeli colonial settler was killed, but he has not yet been identified. Another unnamed Israeli settler, age 50, is in critical condition with stab wounds to the upper body, according to Israeli media sources.

    Before going to the settlement to carry out the attack, the young Palestinian wrote on his Facebook page, “After all of the injustice the Palestinians continue to face: the killing, the diaspora, the theft of land by force, this injustice still prevails, and many Palestinians are silent – including those who have weapons, and are watching the massacres. Those are the traitors.”

    He goes on to say, “You [Palestinians] who own a weapon, remember this is for your enemy, not for use against your own people. Remember the children of Gaza, suffering and dying.” The statement ends, “A salute to the people who defend their land and their honor. And to those who sold their land and betrayed their country, those cowards, you must be ashamed of yourselves. The people of Gaza and Jerusalem are resisting, and you are trying to silence them.”

    Dozens of soldiers in armored vehicles surrounded and invaded Kobar, near Ramallah, in the hours following this incident. Protests broke out in the village, and some teens threw stones at the invading soldiers.

    The troops invaded Mohammad’s home, surrounding it and demanding that the family leave. It is unknown at the time of this report if the soldiers are planning to carry out a punitive demolition of the alleged assailant’s home, but this is a known and common practice by the Israeli military.


    • Israel to demolish home of killed Palestinian as punishment
      Aug. 13, 2018 12:46 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 13, 2018 3:21 P.M.)

      RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Israeli forces informed on Monday the Palestinian family of Muhammad Tareq Ibrahim Dar Yousef that their home in the Kobar village, in the central occupied West Bank Ramallah district, will be demolished.

      Local sources said that Israeli forces raided the Kobar village on predawn Monday and hung the demolition notice on the Dar Yousef home.

      The notice mentions that the family has two days to appeal against it.

      Sources mentioned that the demolition comes as a punishment for the actions of the family’s 17-year-old killed son, who carried out a stabbing attack in July in the illegal Israeli Adam settlement, in which one Israeli settler was killed and two others suffered light to moderate injuries.

      Sources added that the Dar Yousef family had already abandoned their home following the stabbing attack in anticipation of the demolition.

      Puntive home demolitions are a collective punishment policy, which Israel has always implemented against relatives of Palestinians who were involved in attacks against Israelis.

  • » Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Child In Bethlehem
    IMEMC News - July 23, 2018 6:46 AM

    Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the Deheishe refugee camp, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, killed one child, injured two young men and caused dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

    Media sources in Bethlehem said the soldiers invaded the camp, before storming and searching homes, causing damage.

    They added that dozens of youngsters protested the invasions, and hurled stones at the soldiers, who fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades.

    Medical sources said the soldiers seriously injured Akram Tha’er Mizhir , 15, after shooting him with a live round in the chest, before he was rushed Beit Jala (al-Hussein) Governmental Hospital, where he dies from his wounds.


  •  » Israeli Army Kills One Palestinian, Injures Three, In Rafah
    IMEMC News - July 19, 2018

    An Israeli military drone fired, on Thursday afternoon, a missile at Palestinians east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, killing one, and wounding three others, including one who suffered serious injuries.

    The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza said the Palestinian, identified as Abdul-Karim Radwan , 22, died from his serious wounds in a hospital in Rafah, despite all efforts to save his life.

    It added that three other Palestinians were injured by the Israeli missile, including one who suffered serious wounds, and is currently on life support.

    Media sources in Gaza said the slain Palestinian is an officer with the Field Control Department of the Palestinian Interior Ministry.

    Furthermore, three armored Israeli military bulldozers advanced approximately 50 meters into Palestinian lands in southern Gaza, and placed sand hills. (...)


  • » Palestinian Shot in Head by Israeli Settler on Sunday Dies of His Wounds– IMEMC News - April 10, 2018 12:07 PM

    Palestinian medical sources reported on Monday evening that a man died from serious wounds he suffered Sunday when an Israeli colonial settler shot him near Mishor Adumim colony between Jerusalem and Jericho.

    The sources said that Mohammad Abdul-Karim Marshoud , 30, died from his serious wounds on Monday evening. The Israeli army claimed that the Palestinian attempted to carry out a stabbing attack with a screwdriver near Mishor Adumim colony.

    Israeli media sources said that an Israeli settler claims that he was driving in his car near the settlement when he saw a Palestinian allegedly holding a screwdriver and chasing an Israeli man. The unnamed Israeli settler told the reporters that he then pulled his car over and shot the Palestinian in the head.
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    The Israeli colonial settler who shot Mohammad Marshoud in the head has not been taken into custody for the killing, and has not been identified by Israeli authorities.

    Initially, the Israeli military tried to claim that Mohammad was holding a knife – a claim which had to be retracted when it was proven untrue.

    In addition, photos released by the Israeli military show Mohammad Marshoud lying bleeding on the street, but no screwdriver can be seen anywhere in the scene. No gas station is visible in the area either.

    The Palestinian father of three was critically injured by the gunshot to his head and left to bleed on the ground as Israeli soldiers were called to the scene and took their time to secure the area before calling in an ambulance.

    Eventually, he was taken by ambulance to the intensive care unit in Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem. He remained in critical condition on life support until he died of his wounds on Monday.

    Mohammad was from Balata refugee camp, east of Nablus. He was the father of three young children, and had no political affiliation or indication in any way that he would engage in any kind of attack.


  • » Israeli Soldiers Kill Palestinian Farmer, Seriously Injure Another, In Southern Gaza–
    IMEMC News - March 30, 2018 7:08 AM

    Israeli soldiers fired, on Friday morning, tank and artillery shells at Palestinian farmers, east of the Al-Qarara area, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, killing one and seriously wounding another.

    Medical sources said a young man, identified as Omar Wahid Nasrallah Sammour , 27, was killed by a shell fired from an Israeli tank, stationed across the border fence.

    They added that another farmer suffered serious wounds, and was rushed to the European Hospital, in Khan Younis.

    Media sources in Gaza have confirmed that the slain Palestinian, and the wounded, were farmers, working on their land near the border fence area, and that the attack targeted them, and several other farmers.

    There were no processions or confrontation in the area, and the entire coastal region, when the Israeli attack was carried out.


  • » Israeli Air Force Fires Missiles Into Palestinian Land In Rafah
    February 19, 2018

    The Israeli Air Force fired, on Monday at dawn, several missiles into a Palestinian agricultural land, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

    Media sources in Gaza said the Israeli war jets carried out more than ten air strikes into lands in the an-Nahda neighborhood, in Rafah and its surrounding area, causing serious damage.


  • » Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Child Near Nablus– IMEMC News
    January 11, 2018 10:56 PM

    Israeli soldiers killed, on Thursday evening, a Palestinian child from Iraq-Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, after the army fired live rounds at dozens of Palestinians who intercepted an attack carried out by colonialist settlers into their village.

    Media sources in Nablus said many armed Israeli colonialist settlers infiltrated into the village and attacked several Palestinians before locals intercepted them and forced them out.

    Israeli soldiers then invaded the village and fired dozens of live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, concussion grenades and gas bombs at the Palestinians.

    Medical sources said one child, identified as Ali Omar Nimir Qeino , 17, was shot with a live round in the head, before he was rushed to Nablus Specialized Hospital, where he died from his serious head injury. Locals said Qeino was shot by an Israeli army sharp-shooter.


  • » Army Kills A Teen, Injures Three Others, In Central Gaza– IMEMC News
    January 11, 2018 10:10 PM

    Israeli soldier killed, on Thursday evening, a Palestinian teenage boy, and injured three others, after the army attacked protesters, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.

    Palestinian medical sources said the soldiers shot Amir Abdul-Hamid Abu Mosa’ed , 16, with a live round in his chest.

    They added that the soldiers also shot three other Palestinians with live fire, including one who suffered a life-threatening injury.

    Media sources in Gaza said dozens of Palestinians marched on their lands, close to the border fence in central Gaza, before the soldiers fired many live rounds, in addition to gas bombs and rubber-coated steel bullets at them.

    Many Palestinians suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, and received the needed medical treatment.

    #Palestine_assassinée #GAZA

    • Abu Musaed et Ali Omar Kino, âgés de 16 ans, assassinés par les troupes israéliennes d’occupation
      12 janvier 2018 – Ma’an News – Traduction : Chronique de Palestine

      Ma’an News – Deux adolescents palestiniens ont été abattus par les forces israéliennes d’occupation, tandis que trois autres ont été blessés lors d’affrontements vendredi dans la bande de Gaza assiégée et en Cisjordanie occupée.

      Dans la bande de Gaza, des dizaines de jeunes palestiniens se sont rendus à la barrière de séparation avec Israël, à l’est du camp de réfugiés al-Bureij dans le centre de Gaza, pour protester contre la reconnaissance par le président Donald Trump de Jérusalem comme capitale d’Israël.

      Les forces israéliennes ont ouvert le feu sur les manifestants, qui ont lancé des pierres vers la barrière, à des dizaines de mètres des forces israéliennes d’occupation.

      Le porte-parole du ministère de la Santé de Gaza, Ashraf al-Qidra, a déclaré qu’ Amir Abd al-Hamid Abu Musaed , âgé de 16 ans, avait été abattu d’une balle tirée dans la poitrine.


  • » Israeli Air Force Bombards Gaza, Kills Two Palestinians
    IMEMC News | December 9, 2017 1:38 PM

    The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has reported that Israeli soldiers fired, on Saturday at dawn, several missiles into an area, south of Gaza city, killing two Palestinians, and causing serious damage to many buildings.

    Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said medics and rescue teams rushed into the bombarded area, and located the remains of two Palestinians, buried under the rubble.

    He added that the two Palestinians have been identified as Mahmoud Mohammad at-‘Atal , 29, from Sheikh Radwan area, and Mohammad Jabr as-Safadi ,25, from ad-Daraj neighborhood, in Gaza city.

    The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, said the two are members of the group, adding that the bombarded site “Bader” was run by it.

    The army also fired many missiles into three other Qassam sites, south of Gaza city, in addition to Khan Younis, and east of Jabalia, in northern Gaza.

    On Saturday morning, Israeli soldiers, stationed across the border fence, shot and injured at least one Palestinian, and caused many others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

    Media sources said the army attacked dozens of protesters, who marched in Khuza’a town, east of Khan Younis, moderately wounding one teenager, and caused many others, mainly school students, to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation. (...)


    • Terrorisme israélien : les forces d’occupation bombardent Gaza
      9 décembre 2017 – Ma’an News – Traduction : Chronique de Palestine

      Ce samedi matin, juste avant l’aube, deux combattants palestiniens de l’aile militaire du Hamas, les Brigades Izz al-Din al-Qassam, ont été tués lors de frappes israéliennes visant un site des forces Al-Qassam [aile armée de la résistance islamique].

      Le porte-parole du ministère de la Santé a déclaré que les équipes d’ambulanciers ont pu trouver les corps sur le site de Badr al-Qassam dans la ville de Gaza, au nord de la bande de Gaza.

      Les habitants ont identifié les deux comme étant Mahmoud al-Attal , âgé de 28 ans, du quartier Sheikh Radwan et Muhammad al-Safadi , âgé de 30 ans, du quartier al-Daraj dans la ville de Gaza.

  • Iranian Cargo Ship Reportedly Destroyed by Rocket Off Yemen – gCaptain

    Photo posted by Ansar Burney Trust allegedly showing the attack on an Iranian cargo off Yemen.

    Seven people are believed to have been killed in an apparent rocket attack on a Iranian cargo ship in the Red Sea off Yemen, Pakistani sources are reporting.

    The Ansar Burney Trust, a human and civil rights organization in Pakistan, posted pictures of the alleged attack on its Facebook page. The organization said, citing its sources, that the Iranian-flagged cargo ship MV Jouya-8 was hit by a rocket and destroyed off Yemen.

    All seven missing are reportedly Pakistani nationals. One person is believed to have survived. 

    Ansar Burney Trust International has received information through its sources that an unfortunate ship namely “MV JOUYA-8” has been hit by a rocket in Sea of Yemen and reportedly destroyed… so far one Pakistani has managed to survive some how who has managed to swim towards some island,” Ansar Burney said in a statement posted to its Facebook page. 

    The Pakistani news agency Geo News said the attack occurred Wednesday night as the ship was underway from Egypt to Dubai.

  •  » Israeli Soldiers Uproot Almond Trees Near Hebron
    IMEMC News l October 5, 2016 12:04 PM

    Several Israeli military vehicles, accompanied by armored bulldozers, invaded Palestinian lands in Beit Ola town, west of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and uprooted five Dunams (1.23 Acres) planted with along trees.

    Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers surrounded the Palestinian farmlands, in Tawas area, west of Beit Ola, and uprooted them after forcing the family out.

    The sources added that the uprooted lands are owned by members of Saraheen family, in Beit Ola.

    Also Wednesday, the soldiers invaded several districts in the occupied West Bank, invaded and searched many homes and kidnapped nine Palestinians.

    In addition, the Israeli army and navy opened fire on Palestinian fishers in Gaza territorial waters, and farmers in their lands, in the besieged Gaza Strip.

  • What Do Settler Women and Female Suicide Attackers Have in Common? - Books - Haaretz -
    Israeli and Palestinian women will ‘transgress’ by suspending religious beliefs if it serves a political cause, discovers political scientist Lihi Ben Shitrit.

    Dahlia Scheindlin Feb 02,

    “Righteous Transgressions: Women’s Activism on the Israeli and Palestinian Religious Right,” by Lihi Ben Shitrit, Princeton University Press, 304 pp., $22.95
    In late January, Israeli settlers tussled with Israel Defense Forces soldiers charged with evicting them from two homes in Hebron. In a familiar sight on the Israeli news, settler women balanced small children on their hips as they berated and harangued the soldiers. The very next day, a 13-year-old Palestinian girl attempted to stab a security guard in the West Bank and was shot dead – joining numerous Palestinian women and youngsters who have participated in such attacks since October.
    Israelis tend to seek personal explanations for female Palestinian violence, as if political extremism is understood when it comes to men, but contradicts typically “feminine” qualities. Activism among women in conservative Jewish religious movements may seem counterintuitive as well, since traditional “feminine” behavior is not thought to include political activism or leadership.
    In “Righteous Transgressions: Women’s Activism on the Israeli and Palestinian Religious Right,” Lihi Ben Shitrit, an assistant professor at the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia in Athens, probes women’s activism in four conservative religious or religious-nationalist movements in Israel and its environs – Jewish settlers, the ultra-Orthodox Israeli political party Shas, the Islamic Movement in Israel and Hamas – in a search for shared ways of thinking. It’s unlikely that her research subjects would appreciate being categorized together, but social scientists who question gender, religious extremism, nationalism or social movements will.
    While Ben Shitrit’s academic discourse of contestation, intentionality, performatives, diagnostic and prognostic frames will at times alienate the average reader, it would be unfortunate to forgo the book by this Israeli-born author for that reason. Interested observers could learn much from the rare, up-close look at hugely influential political movements, beyond the subject of women’s roles within them.
    The political scientist and women’s studies expert conducted a formidable amount of research and displayed substantial tenacity in reaching her subjects. She spent several years winning the personal trust of leaders and members of the first three groups, who represent tight-knit and often highly suspicious social communities. She built relationships, attended events, transcribed extensive conversations and pored over media sources – especially in the case of Hamas where, as an Israeli, she could not forge personal ties. She read both Hebrew and Arabic texts, and when researching Shas, her Moroccan background prompted openness among some of the party’s figures.
    Ben Shitrit observes that gender and feminist researchers typically presume that women naturally seek greater empowerment and liberation. That leads such academics to puzzle over why some women work to advance conservative political movements that constrain them within gender roles. She believes these questions reflect a Western liberal feminist bias and mislead the inquiry.
    Instead, Ben Shitrit accepts as a given that women take part prominently and often enthusiastically in religiously conservative or religious-nationalist movements. In all four movements she examines, women have become active as participants, organizers or sometimes leaders. The question for the author is: How do these women justify activism and participation sometimes in front-line struggles that contradict traditional gender norms of Orthodox Judaism or conservative Islam? And could these justifications ultimately, or unwittingly, aid in shifting traditional roles?
    Thus, Jewish women settlers sometimes physically struggle with male IDF soldiers, although Orthodox Jewish law strictly proscribes touching a male stranger. On the Palestinian side, a woman suicide bomber abandons her role as mother (or future mother) and becomes a supporter of male fighters to advance a political-religious goal.

  • Publisher of Russian Forbes and OK! to Exit Russia | Business | The Moscow Times

    German publisher Axel Springer is withdrawing from its Russian business, Russian news agency RBC reported at the weekend, citing two media sources and a government source.

    A deal to sell an 80 percent stake to Russian publisher Alexander Fedotov, owner of Artcom Media, is in its final stages, with the unit’s CEO Regina von Flemming taking the remaining 20 percent, RBC said.

    An Axel Springer spokeswoman declined to comment and an Artcom Media representative was not available for immediate comment on Sunday.

    The Springer subsidiary publishes the Russian editions of Forbes and OK! magazines, among others.

    Springer’s chief executive Mathias Doepfner said in November that the Russian unit was not significant and the company was reviewing its strategy in view of new media laws in the country.

  • Rebels back off Shiite villages in exchange for Zabadani ceasefire - Syria Direct

    Temporary ceasefires began in three Syrian towns on Wednesday as part of a deal brokered between Ahrar a-Sham rebels representing the Victory Army and an Iranian delegation negotiating on behalf of the regime as Assad supporters called for more decisive government action against rebellious areas nationwide.

    The terms of the 48-hour ceasefires stipulate that the Syrian regime and its allies halt the assault they launched last month on Zabadani, northwest of Damascus and considered the entryway into the Qalamoun mountains along the Lebanese border, pro-opposition Orient News reported on Wednesday.

    At the same time, Ahrar a-Sham rebels would pause their offensive on the regime-held Shiite villages of al-Fuaa and neighboring Kafariya in Idlib province, the site reported.

    Ahrar a-Sham began attacking al-Fuaa in Idlib earlier this week after negotiations in Istanbul for a ceasefire in Zabadani broke down as a result of what rebel participants in the talks called Iranian intransigence.

    While neither the Syrian regime nor Victory Army rebels issued official announcements confirming the ceasefires on Wednesday, aligned media sources and individual actors on both sides reported on a deal after days fierce fighting in both Zabadani and around al-Fuaa.

  • What is Happenning in Istanbul ? | İnsanlik Hali

    To my friends who live outside of Turkey:

    I am writing to let you know what is going on in Istanbul for the last five days. I personally have to write this because at the time of my writing most of the media sources are shut down by the government and the word of mouth and the internet are the only ways left for us to explain ourselves and call for help and support.

    Last week of May 2013 a group of people most of whom did not belong to any specific organization or ideology got together in Istanbul’s Gezi Park. Among them there were many of my friends and yoga students. Their reason was simple: To prevent and protest the upcoming demolishing of the park for the sake of building yet another shopping mall at very center of the city. There are numerous shopping malls in Istanbul, at least one in every neighborhood! The tearing down of the trees was supposed to begin early Thursday morning. People went to the park with their blankets, books and children. They put their tents down and spent the night under the trees. Early in the morning when the bulldozers started to pull the hundred-year-old trees out of the ground, they stood up against them to stop the operation.

    They did nothing other than standing in front of the machines.

    No newspaper, no television channel was there to report the protest. It was a complete media black out.

    But the police arrived with water cannon vehicles and pepper spray. They chased the crowds out of the park.

    In the evening of May 31st the number of protesters multiplied. So did the number of police forces around the park. Meanwhile local government of Istanbul shut down all the ways leading up to Taksim square where the Gezi Park is located. The metro was shut down, ferries were cancelled, roads were blocked.

    Yet more and more people made their way up to the center of the city by walking.

    They came from all around Istanbul. They came from all different backgrounds, different ideologies, different religions. They all gathered to prevent the demolition of something bigger than the park:

    The right to live as honorable citizens of this country.

    They gathered and continued sitting in the park. The riot police set fire to the demonstrators’ tents and attacked them with pressurized water, pepper and tear gas during a night raid. Two young people were run over by the panzers and were killed. Another young woman, a friend of mine, was hit in the head by one of the incoming tear gas canisters. The police were shooting them straight into the crowd. After a three hour operation she is still in Intensive Care Unit and in very critical condition. As I write this we don’t know if she is going to make it. This blog is dedicated to her.

    These people are my friends. They are my students, my relatives. They have no «hidden agenda» as the state likes to say. Their agenda is out there. It is very clear. The whole country is being sold to corporations by the government, for the construction of malls, luxury condominiums, freeways, dams and nuclear plants. The government is looking for (and creating when necessary) any excuse to attack Syria against its people’s will.

    On top of all that, the government control over its people’s personal lives has become unbearable as of late. The state, under its conservative agenda passed many laws and regulations concerning abortion, cesarean birth, sale and use of alcohol and even the color of lipstick worn by the airline stewardesses.

    People who are marching to the center of Istanbul are demanding their right to live freely and receive justice, protection and respect from the State. They demand to be involved in the decision-making processes about the city they live in.

    What they have received instead is excessive force and enormous amounts of tear gas shot straight into their faces. Three people lost their eyes.

    Yet they still march. Hundreds and thousands of citizens from all walks of life then joined them to support for the protestors. Couple of more thousand passed the Bosporus Bridge on foot to support the people of Taksim. They were met with more water cannons and more pepper spray, more hostility. Four people died, thousands of people were injured.

    No newspaper or TV channel was there to report the events. They were busy with broadcasting news about Miss Turkey and “the strangest cat of the world”.

    Police kept chasing people and spraying them with pepper spray to an extent that stray dogs and cats were poisoned and died by it.

    Schools, hospitals and even 5 star hotels around Taksim Square opened their doors to the injured. Doctors filled the classrooms and hotel rooms to provide first aid. Some police officers refused to spray innocent people with tear gas and quit their jobs. Around the square they placed jammers to prevent internet connection and 3g networks were blocked. Residents and businesses in the area provided free wireless network for the people on the streets. Restaurants offered food and water for free.

    People in Ankara and İzmir gathered on the streets to support the resistance in Istanbul. Demonstations spread to other cities where citizens were faced more brutality and hostiliy from police. Hundred of thousands kept joining.

    Mainstream media kept showing Miss Turkey and “the strangest cat of the world”.


    I am writing this letter so that you know what is going on in Istanbul. Mass media will not tell you any of this. Not in my country at least. Please post as many as articles as you see on the Internet and spread the word.

    I do not belong to a political party. I don’t believe in politics. I don’t defend any ideology and I am not on the side of any regime. Like many others in Turkey I am tired and frustrated from the polarization between Kemalist seculars and the Islamists. I don’t belong to any of them. I believe in moving away from polarization and towards a new way of relating. I know many people who are out on the streets of Istanbul share the way I think and I know we are not the only ones. We just want to live our lives with human dignity.

    As I was posting articles that explained what is happening in Istanbul on my Facebook page last night someone asked me the following question:

    «What are you hoping to gain by complaining about our country to foreigners?»

    This blog is my answer to her.

    By so called «complaining» about my country I am hoping to gain:

    Freedom of expression and speech,

    Respect for human rights,

    Control over the decisions I make concerning my on my body,

    The right to legally congregate in any part of the city without being considered a terrorist.

    But most of all by spreading the word to you, my friends who live in other parts of the world, I am hoping to get your awareness, support and help!

    Please spread the word and share this blog.

    Thank you!

    For futher info and things you can do for help please see Amnesty International’s Call for Urgent Help

  • Assad’s Houla Propaganda

    Throughout the Syrian conflict, Western media sources have accepted bait provided by Bashar al-Assad’s most prodigious propagandists, who regularly weave tales of anti-Assad, al-Qaeda-style groups’ expelling or murdering members of minority groups. These claims touch on issues that play well for Bashar Assad’s regime, especially the claim that without the regime, the country will turn into Iraq.

    The outcome of Assad’s removal, assuming that Syria or even its Sunni heartland can hold together, may well be a new Sunni Islamist regime. However, this does not excuse the regime’s attempts to disseminate patent falsehoods.

    To read more

  • North London Solfed’s response to the London riots
    Il me semble que le site est le plus à même pour donner des informations / analyses intéressantes concernant les émeutes anglaises, d’un point de vue libertaire. Pour l’instant peu de choses, ou dans les commentaires, sauf ce texte d’une organisation anarchiste :

    With media sources blaming “anarchy” for the unfolding violence in London and across England, the North London Solidarity Federation has released the following statement as a response from an anarchist organisation active in the capital.

    Over the last few days, riots have caused significant damage to parts of London, to shop-fronts, homes and cars. On the left, we hear the ever-present cry that poverty has caused this. On the right, that gangsters and anti-social elements are taking advantage of tragedy. Both are true. The looting and riots seen over the past number of days are a complex phenomenon and contain many currents.