March 6, 2011
Israeli Occupation Forces Attack Women’s Protest, Dozens
Sunday March 06, 2011 11:20 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies
Dozens of Palestinian women were wounded on Saturday after the
Israeli occupation forces violently attacked a peaceful protest at the
Qalandia Terminal north of Jerusalem, and fired gas bombs and
rubber-coated metal bullets at them.
The women were holding a
protest marking the Palestinian Women Day, and the International Women
Eyewitnesses reported that the Israeli military attack was
unprovoked, especially since the protesters were marching peacefully.
One of the wounded women is a member of a Swedish foundation;
she suffered serious injuries as she was struck in the face with a gas
bomb fired by the army, medical sources reported.
medical treatment on the spot and was moved to the Ramallah Governmental
Also among the wounded were Targhrid Shalalda,
representative of the Palestinian Women Workers Union in Hebron, and
Mariam Maali, representative of the union in Ramallah.
of women participated in the protest, including Palestinian Social
Affair Minister, Majida Al Masry, along with Secretary-General of the
Women Workers Union in the West Bank, Nada Tweir, and several
international women and representatives of a number of women’s
organizations and legal institutions.
The protest started in
front of the entrance of the Qalandia refugee camp; the protestors
chanted for Palestinian unity, for ending the occupation and for
Jerusalem as the capital of the future Palestinian state.
also affirmed the leading role of women in the national struggle, and in
building the Palestinian society and its institutions.
attacked them by firing gas bombs and rubber-coated metal bullets before
they approached the main gate of the Qalandia terminal.
Israeli Air Force Carries A Series Of Air Strikes In Gaza
Sunday March 06, 2011 10:28 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies
The Israeli Air Force carried out on Sunday at dawn a series of air
strikes targeting a number of areas in Gaza city, and areas in central
Gaza; damage was reported, no injuries.
Local sources reported
that F16 Fighter Jets bombarded an open area near Mosab Bin ‘Amir Mosque
in Gaza’s Al Zeitoun neighborhood leading to excessive damage in a
number of homes, and warehouses surrounding the mosque.
Force also carried a number of strikes targeting an under construction
building that belongs to the Islamic University, south of Gaza City. The
building was being constructed in the place of the former Netzarim
Furthermore, the Air Force fired one missile at a
land that belongs to a local family near Al Zawaida Club, in Central
The Israeli Radio reported that the air strikes were
carried out in retaliation to two shells that were fired on Saturday
from Gaza into the Western Negev.
According to the Radio, one of
the targeted areas is a tunnel that was dug north of the Gaza Strip in
preparation to attack Israeli targets, and that a series of explosions
took place in the tunnel, an issue, according to the radio, that
indicates the tunnel contained explosive materials.
the Israeli army conducted several attacks against the Gaza Strip
leading to several casualties.
The Ministry of Health in Gaza
reported that seven Palestinians were killed and 46 were wounded in a
series of Israeli military attacks carried out against the Gaza Strip in
Israeli military invades village near Jenin
Saturday March 05, 2011 15:28 by Sandy Khair - IMEMC & Agencies
The Israeli military invaded, the village of Ceres, south of Jenin in
the northern part of the West Bank on Saturday morning. Troops erected a
military checkpoint between Ceres and al-Far’a Refugee Camp; and spread
out infantry between Krom al-Zaytoun and Ya’bod village.
Security sources reported to the Palestinian Wafa News Agency that
the Israeli army invaded the village, stationed tanks on streets and
alleys; no injuries were reported.
In addition, local sources
reported that the Israeli soldiers erected a military checkpoint on the
street connecting al-Far’a Refugee camp and the village of Ceres and
stopped all Palestinians traveling that route, checking their
Israeli-issued identity cards and going through their belongings.
The sources added that the Israeli army spread out infantry forces
between Krom al-Zaytoun and the southwest area of the village of Ya’bod,
but did not hit any Palestinian civilians with their gunfire.
Israeli military gave no comment on the reason for the early morning
Non-violent anti-Wall protests held in four West Bank
villages on Friday
Saturday March 05, 2011 04:22 by IMEMC & PNN
On Friday afternoon, anti-Wall protests were organized in the
villages of Bil’in, Nil’in and an-Nabi Saleh, in the central West Bank,
as well as al-Ma’sara in the south. Three were injured and dozens were
treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation.
In an-Nabi Saleh, three protesters were injured when troops
attacked the weekly protest. Villagers were joined by international and
Israeli supporters in a march toward land confiscated by Israel for
The Israeli army sealed off the village
and stopped the protesters from reaching the land, and when protestors
reached the soldiers stationed at the entrance, the soldiers fired tear
gas directly at them.
Hilmi at-Tamimi was hit in the leg with a
tear gas canister, Mustafa at-Tamimi was hit in the leg with a
rubber-coated steel bullet and moved to an injury, and Bassem at-Tamimi
was lightly injured when he fell as he was chased back to the village.
Many were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation and the
protests ended with clashes between local youth and Israeli troops.
In the nearby village of Bil’in, international and Israeli
supporters joined the villagers after the midday prayers and marched up
to the gate of the wall separating villagers from their land.
Soldiers stationed at the gate attacked people with tear gas and rubber
coated steel bullets. Many were treated for the effects of tear gas
inhalation. In the village of Nil’in, Israeli and international
supporters also marched with villagers after midday prayers to the wall.
A number of protesters suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.
In al-Ma’sara village, in the southern West Bank, the weekly protest
march ended with no injuries as Israeli troops suppressed the
non-violent demonstration within an hour. No injuries other than tear
gas inhalation were reported in the central West Bank villages of Ni’lin
At the Bil'in protest, organizers announced the
upcoming 6th Annual Bil’in Conference on the Palestinian Popular
Struggle on April 21 - 23 in Bil'in, and encouraged international and
Israeli supporters to join their Palestinian counterparts in Bil'in to
discuss strategy and plan next steps by the non-violent anti-Wall
Clashes Reported In Silwan
Saturday March 05, 2011 03:49 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News
Local sources reported that clashes took place on Friday following
noon prayers at the protest tent in Silwan town, in occupied East
Jerusalem, as the local residents continued their protests against the
ongoing violations and home demolitions.
The protestors were
attacked by the army and under-cover units of the army prompting clashes
in the area.
Local youths blocked roads leading to the protest
tent and hurled stones at the soldiers who fired dozens of gas bombs and
rubber-coated metal bullets.
Under-cover units infiltrated the
area and surrounded the protest tent before firing gas bombs at it, and
withdrew from the area later on without being able to kidnap any
resident due to the massive number of protesters.
evening, clashes erupted in Ras Al Ein and Al Bustan neighborhoods in
Protesters then blocked Al Thoury Road with
burning tires and trash containers, and hurled stones at members of the
Israeli Border Guard Units.
On Thursday, soldiers kidnapped four
children (ages 13 – 15) in Silwan, and transferred them to interrogation
centers. The four children were identified as Fadi Al Rajabi, Majdi
Qa’qour, Mohammad Dweik and Firas Totanjy.
They four children
are scheduled to appear, in coming days, at the Israeli Magistrates
Court in the city on charges of throwing stones at the army.
on Thursday, soldiers kidnapped a 12-year-old Palestinian child from
Silwan following clashes that took place between local residents and
Clashes took place in different Jerusalem neighborhoods in
Thursday, and were largely concentrated in Ras Al Amoud.
Furthermore, the Wadi Hilwa Information Center reported that soldiers
hurled a gas bomb at a local shop in Silwan, and that seven children who
were in the shop suffocated after inhaling gas, and were moved to local
Ten minutes later, the army returned to the scene and
one of the soldiers hurled another gas bomb into the same shop.
IOF kidnap two Palestinians in W. Bank
[ 06/03/2011 - 02:41 PM ]
WEST BANK, (PIC)--
The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) kidnapped at dawn Sunday two
Palestinian citizens during raids on homes in different West Bank areas,
especially in the cities of Ramallah and Bethlehem.
Local sources said that the IOF kidnapped a Palestinian citizen from
Nabi Saleh village in Ramallah city on allegation of his incitement to
violence against the Israeli army during anti-wall marches.
Other sources reported that another Palestinian was taken from his
home east of Bethlehem city after allegedly finding a hunting rifle and
ammunition in his possession.
In another incident, the IOF intensified its strict measures at
military checkpoints, especially in northern West Bank.
Eyewitnesses said that Innab checkpoint saw heavy traffic jams at the
eastern entrance of Tulkarem city because of tight inspection
The IOF also erected an abrupt barrier last night in Al-Kafriyat area
near Tulkarem and checked Palestinian cars and passengers' IDs.