Israeli Occupation Forces Attack,
Kidnap Palestinian Civilians in Gaza and the West Bank, Scores Injured,
19 Palestinians Injured In New Wave Of Airstrikes Targeting
Saturday June 23, 2012 04:28 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies
Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported that 19
Palestinians were wounded in a series of renewed Israeli air strikes
targeting the Gaza Strip. The attacks come after two Palestinians were
killed on Friday, and several other residents were wounded.
sources stated that the the Israeli occupation army bombarded, at 2 am
local Gaza time, the As-Saraya Security Compound in Ar-Remal
neighborhood in Gaza City, causing eight injuries and leading to
excessive damage. Several nearby homes were damaged, while several of
civilians, mainly children, suffered anxiety attacks.
residents were injured, one seriously, when the army bombarded the Tuwam,
near Gaza City; the wounded residents were moved to Kamal Odwan
Hospital, and the Ash-Shifa Medical Center.
Israeli Air Force bombarded an area near the Waha Resort, west of Beit
Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.
The army also
fired at least one missile at residents near the Cars Market, east of
Ash-Shejaeyya neighborhood, in Gaza City.
Adham Abu Salmiyya,
spokesperson of the Medical and Emergency Services in Gaza said that the
10 of the 19 wounded residents, including one woman, were injured when
the army bombarded a center for the Al-Qassam Brigades of Hamas, in the
northern part of the Gaza Strip.
He added that eight more
civilians were injured in the center of Gaza City after the army fired
at least one missiles targeting a security center. One resident was
wounded west of Dir Al-Balah, after the army fired two missiles
targeting a Qassam center.
The recent wave of attacks comes after
the army killed on Friday two Palestinians, and wounded several others,
in two separate Israeli air strikes targeting Gaza.
the Hamas-led government in Gaza ordered all government and security
centers evacuated fearing additional Israeli bombardment, especially
since Israeli warplanes can still be heard and seen flying over
different parts of the Gaza Strip.
Israel Continues to
Strike Gaza Through the Night
Circarre Parrhesia - IMEMC & Agencies Sat, 23 Jun 2012 02:18:02
The shelling of Gaza has continued into the early hours of Saturday
morning, according to Palestinian residents of the coastal enclave.
Young Palestinians have taken to the social networking platform
Twitter for the last two hours to report multiple bombardments from
Israeli Air Force jets resulting in damage and injuries.
area of As-Saraya was struck leading to a large fire, which was attended
to by firefighters, and resulted in seven injuries.
in the north of Gaza resulted in six more injuries.
This week 9
Palestinians have been killed, the majority of whom have been claimed as
fighters by various groups. Furthermore dozens have been injured, mostly
The Gaza Strip is home to 1.7 million Palestinians,
and is 356 square kilometers in size, making it the most densely
populated part of the world.
IOF troops comb villages west of Jenin
[ 24/06/2012 - 10:53 AM ]
Israeli occupation forces (IOF) stormed at dawn Sunday the Yamon and
Seelat Al-Harthiya villages, west of Jenin, local sources said.
They said that the troops launched a large-scale combing operation
and deployed in olive groves.
The sources said that the IOF soldiers stormed Wudyan area between
the two villages, set up ambushes, and broke into a number of homes on
the outskirts of both villages.
They said that the soldiers were seen deployed near a mosque in
Seelat Al-Harthiya and remained there for an hour before leaving at
Clashes Reported In Hebron After Soldiers Kidnapped A Child
Sunday June 24, 2012 11:47 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies
Israeli occupation soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, the town of
Beit Ummar, near the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and kidnaped one
child after invading his home and searching it; clashes were reported
after the army abducted the child.
Local sources reported that
soldiers broke into the home of Omar Jobrael As-Sleiby, and kidnapped
his son Eyad, 14.
Dozens of residents clashed with the soldiers,
and hurled stones at them; the army fired concussion grenades and gas
Also, soldiers assaulted resident Sharif Hasan Abu Hashem,
56, leading to a fracture in his right arm; he was moved to the Hebron
Governmental Hospital in the city.
Soldiers also invaded the home
of Issa Abdul-Hai Wahadeen after using ladders to climb to its rooftop
and broke into it through its roof door. Issa was not at home; his wife
Amna, 54, and his 14-year-old daughter, were alone at home and suffered
The army went on to invade the home of Ahmad
Khalil Abu Hisham, and confiscated the ID card of his son Yousef, 20.
Yousef is a former political prisoner who was released nearly three
In related news, soldiers invaded the nearby towns
of Ithna and Halhoul, installed roadblocks on their main entrances, and
drove around in the towns for several hours.
On Sunday morning,
the army installed a roadblock at the entrance of the Al-Fawwar refugee
camp, detained and interrogated several residents while inspecting their
On Saturday at noon, the army attacked a nonviolent
protest against the Wall and Settlements in Beit Ummar town, north of
Hebron, and kidnapped three protesters.
One of the kidnapped is the
coordinator of the National Committee Against the Wall in Beit Ummar,
Younis Arar, while the two other detained nonviolent protesters are from
the United States and Germany.
The protesters denounced the
ongoing Israeli escalation against the Gaza Strip, and the destruction
of seven homes in Beit Ummar.
The army declared Beit Ummar as a
closed military zone and prevented the protesters from entering
privately-owned Palestinians lands that Israel wants to illegally grab
for the construction and expansion of settlements.
Soldiers Attack Bil’in’s Weekly Protest
Saturday June 23, 2012 03:08 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News
One Palestinian was injured, and dozens of protesters suffered the
effects of tear gas inhalation, after Israeli occupation soldiers
attacked dozens of nonviolent Palestinian, Israeli and international
peace activists participating in the weekly nonviolent protest against
the Wall and Settlement, in Bil’in village, near the central West Bank
city of Ramallah. The army also attacked nonviolent protests in Ni'lin
and Nabi Saleh, in addition to Al-Ma'sara village near Bethlehem
The Friends of Freedom and Justice Committee in Bil’in reported that
resident Ahmad Burnat, 18, sprained his knee while avoiding military
fire, while dozens of protesters suffered the effects of tear gas
The protest started after the residents conducted
Friday prayers at the local mosque in Bil’in, and marched carrying
Palestinian flags and chanting slogans calling for the end of the
occupation, the destruction of the illegal apartheid wall, the
liberation of all political prisoners held by Israel, and also chanted
for unity and the liberation of occupied Jerusalem.
protesters arrived at the Abu Lemon national reserve, soldiers based
behind the concrete Annexation Wall fired rubber-coated metal bullets,
concussion grenades, and gas bombs at the protesters before spraying
them with toxic water leading to dozens of injuries.
clashes took place between local youths and Israeli soldiers; the youths
hurled stones and empty bottles at the soldiers and the army fired more
gas bombs and rubber-coated metal bullets.
Also on Friday,
soldiers attacked weekly nonviolent protests against the Wall and
Settlements in the nearby villages of Ni’lin and Nabi Saleh.
Soldiers further attacked the weekly nonviolent protests in Al Ma’sara
and Sousia villages, near Bethlehem. In Sousia, the army fired tear gas
bombs at the protesters leading to several injuries.
It is worth
mentioning that, this week, the Israeli army handed 58 home-demolition
orders to families from Sousia to make way for new illegal Israeli
settlement construction in the area.
Israeli Occupation Army Kidnaps Several Residents In The West
Friday June 22, 2012 11:09 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies
Israeli occupation soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, the West Bank
districts of Hebron and Bethlehem, broke into and searched several homes
and kidnapped three residents before taking them to unknown
The army invaded Beit Ummar town, near the southern
West Bank city of Hebron, and al-Arroub refugee camp, north of the city,
and kidnapped two youths after breaking into their homes.
two were identified as Abdullah Mohammad Abu Maria, 17, from al-Arroub,
and Hasan Abdul-Karim at-Teety, 18, from Beit Ummar.
also invaded the nearby towns of Doura and Bani Neim, and drove around
in residential neighborhoods for several hours; no arrests were made.
In Bethlehem district, soldiers kidnapped Jihad Mohammad Zawahra,
22, after stopping him at a roadblock, southwest of Bethlehem. Zawahra
is from Al-Ma’sara village, south of Bethlehem.
invaded Husan town, near Bethlehem, and broke into the home of Ahmad
Ramadan Za’loul, 22.
The latest invasions and kidnappings are
part of ongoing Israeli military violations against the residents and
their property in the occupied Palestinians territories.
related news, Israeli sources reported that Palestinian youths hurled,
on Thursday at night, three Molotov cocktails at Israeli military jeeps
invading Sinjil village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah.
Israeli media sources reported that the army invaded the village to
kidnap a resident.
Demonstrators Protest Apartheid in al-Ma’sara
Friday June 22, 2012 15:56 by Craig Harrington - IMEMC & Agencies
Dozens of Palestinians, joined by participants from around the world,
held a peaceful protest in the West Bank village of al-Ma’sara on Friday
demanding an end to the Israeli occupation and the construction of the
apartheid separation wall.
Al-Ma’sara is one of many Palestinian villages to be cut off from
access to its agricultural lands and water supplies by illegal Jewish
settlements in the West Bank. Peaceful protestors have gathered after
Friday prayers every week for the past six years to demonstrate against
the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine.
For the most part
these demonstrations have been met with Israeli military blockade, but
only rarely with violence – the same cannot be said for other peaceful
weekly protests around the West Bank. Israeli soldiers often lob tear
gas and flash grenades into crowds of demonstrators or fire rubber
bullets into the crowds
Some Israeli soldiers laughed and spoke
with a multinational group from the United States and Europe. They spoke
of their own begrudging participation blockading the streets of al-Ma’sara
each week to squash civil participation in such protests and
demonstrations. At least one soldier issues verbal threats and swore at
the peaceful demonstration, which included several unarmed children.