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News, August 2012
One Day of Israeli Violations, Killing, Arrests, Distortions and the Palestinian People
August 30, 2012
Israeli policeman kills Palestinian in Tel Aviv
[ 30/08/2012 - 11:22 AM ]
TEL AVIV, (PIC)--
An Israeli policeman shot and killed a Palestinian man in his thirties in Tel Aviv at midnight Wednesday, Radio Israel reported on Thursday.
It said that the man was from Tulkarem and had no permission to be in Tel Aviv, according to Apartheid laws of the Zionist state, adding that the policeman detected the presence of the two men near his house and suspected their presence there.
It claimed that the policeman flashed his ID and tried to arrest them but " quarrel ensued and one of the two Palestinians brandished a knife prompting the policeman to shoot him." (which is a typical official story to justify killing, arrest, or mistreatment of Palestinians by racist Zionists).
IOF arrests 13 Palestinians including children
[ 30/08/2012 - 09:44 AM ]
WEST BANK, (PIC)--
Israeli occupation forces (IOF) arrested at dawn Thursday 13 Palestinians in different parts of the West Bank cities and transferred them to interrogation centers under the pretext of being wanted by the Israeli intelligence for security concerns.
In Nablus, IOF arrested four citizens from Awarta east of the city. Eyewitnesses said that Israeli patrols stormed the town, raided several houses and damaged property, and arrested a number of citizens.
In Qalqilya, IOF also arrested four citizens from the town of Azzun east of the city, including two children, Mohammad Abdel Fattah Radwan, 14, and Qusai Saleh Mashaal, 16, where IOF stormed the town at two o'clock in the morning, and began a massive search campaign in dozens of homes.
Eyewitnesses told the PIC that IOF raided Beit Awwa, and arrested five citizens, aged between 15 and 17, after raiding their homes.
The sources added that IOF searched dozens of houses in the town, and set up checkpoints at the northern western and eastern entrances of Al-Khalil city.
In the same context, Jewish settlers attacked, in the Old City of Al-Khalil, the citizen Abdul Rahman Idris and brutally beat him in the late hours of the evening. The man was hospitalized with moderate injuries and bruises.
Two brothers arrested in a Jenin ambush
[ 30/08/2012 - 08:12 AM ]
Two brothers from Tobas were arrested in an ambush at the outskirts of Zababde village to the south east of Jenin on Wednesday night, local sources said.
The sources told the PIC reporter that Israeli occupation forces (IOF) installed a roadblock a short time before the two brothers’ arrival with their car to the village.
They pointed out that the soldiers arrested Mohammed Sawafta and his brother Murad on arrival at the roadblock, adding that their car was thoroughly searched using dogs for more than an hour.
Witnesses said that the brothers were subjected to field interrogation then taken away, adding that the operation caused a traffic jam.
New videotape shows Israeli navy harassing Palestinian fishermen
[ 30/08/2012 - 07:01 AM ]
A press cameraman working for Media Town film company was able to videotape Israeli gunboats chasing and trying to capsize some Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of northern Gaza.
The videotape that was taken by cameraman Mohamed Al-Meshharawi and posted on YouTube website shows large speedy gunboats chasing Palestinian fishermen and trying to capsize their boats, while the fishermen were attempting to escape with their lives.
One of the fishing boats capsized during the attack by the Israeli navy.
The assault scene showed one side of Israel's repeated violations against the Palestinian fishermen who are exposed to various forms of harassment by its navy.
IOG launches campaign to overshadow Palestinian refugees' rights
[ 30/08/2012 - 10:20 AM ]
The Israeli occupation government (IOG) so-called foreign ministry launched recently a new campaign to overshadow the Palestinian refugees' rights, particularly the right of return, Hebrew press revealed.
The campaign is aimed to equal between the Palestinian refugees who were displaced from their country by force, and Jews who have been brought to Palestine with the encouragement of the Jewish Agency and the Israeli successive governments.
"I am a refugee" is the title of a campaign launched by the Israeli foreign ministry on Tuesday calling on Israelis born in Arab countries to upload video testimonials telling the story of leaving those countries, the Yedioth Ahronoth said on Wednesday.
The foreign ministry is calling on Arab Jews and their families to post video testimonials on a Facebook page which will be launched in Arabic, Hebrew and English.
Initiated by deputy foreign minister Danny Ayalon, the campaign aims to promote recognition and compensation for the “Jewish refugees” and their families and raise the issue at the international platform.
(So, it's not enough that they dispossessed the Palestinian people, forcing them out of their land, they want the countries they left to pay them for leaving!),
Negev Palestinians to stage protest in Beersheba Mosque against wine party
[ 30/08/2012 - 08:40 AM ]
The Palestinian guidance committee for the Negev Arabs condemned the decision of the Israeli municipal council in Beersheba city to hold next Wednesday and Thursday a festival for alcoholic drinks in the historical Mosque of the city.
In a press release, the committee described this Israeli decision as a disregard for the feelings of Muslims and the sanctity of their holy places.
As a result, the committee said it intends to organize a protest next Wednesday at five pm in the Mosque's courtyard and hold a news conference next Sunday in the same place.
It also declared its intention to establish an ad hoc committee to follow up the issue of Beersheba Mosque until it is open for prayers again.
The guidance committee noted that Beersheba Mosque was established in 1906 during the Ottoman era by Palestinian donors and turned into a Jewish museum in 2011 after banning the Muslims from performing their prayers in it.
Israel razes Palestinian homes in Negev and Jerusalem
[ 29/08/2012 - 06:40 PM ]
Israeli bulldozers demolished on Wednesday three Palestinian homes in the Negev, southern 1948-occupied Palestine, and delivered demolition notices in Jerusalem.
Local sources told the PIC the bulldozers escorted by soldiers stormed Rukhmh and Bir Hadaj areas in the Negev and demolished three houses under the pretext of being built “without construction permits”.
One of the three houses is owned by Juma Abu Hderh, 110, one of the oldest people in the village who became homeless after the demolition.
Meanwhile, Israeli occupation forces served demolition notices to a number of homeowners in the town of Silwan and Bustan neighborhood in Jerusalem under the pretext of illegal construction.
Approximately 45 thousand houses in unrecognized Arab villages in the Negev were declared illegal and subject to demolition under the pretext of being illegally built.
In another context, Israeli occupation forces stormed on Wednesday the town of Zababdeh, east of Jenin, and raided houses and summoned a number of inhabitants to the so-called Salem military camp.
Local sources confirmed that Israeli military vehicles stormed the town and raided several houses and handed their owners summonses.
The sources pointed out that the Israeli troops erected a checkpoint on the road between Zababdeh and Aquabaa and searched Palestinian vehicles.
Clashes erupt in Beit Ummar in al-Khalil
[ 29/08/2012 - 11:06 AM ]
Clashes erupted in the early morning hours of Wednesday between Palestinian youths on the one hand and the Israeli occupation troops on the other in the town of Beit Ummar, north of al-Khalil.
Eyewitnesses told PIC that more than seven patrols of Israeli soldiers raided the town of Beit Ummar in the early morning hours, which led to the outbreak of violent clashes, during which Palestinians threw stones and Molotov cocktails on soldiers who responded firing tear gas and stun grenades.
The witnesses added that the Israeli soldiers broke into several houses during the raid.
The Israeli occupation forces had also notified on Tuesday the residents of an area south of al-Khalil city in the occupied West Bank of their intention to demolish "Abu Obeida Jarrah" mosque, said PIC's reporter.
He added that the mosque had opened to worshipers few days before the month of Ramadan, and that it consists of two floors built on an area up to 700 square meters.
The reporter pointed out that the Israeli occupation authorities had previously reported the confiscation of nearly two thousand dunums in the same region; because of its proximity to Hagai settlement.
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