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News, October 2012
2 Palestinians Killed, 4 Injured, Swedish SV Estelle Humanitarian Boat Hijacked by Israeli Occupation Forces
October 22, 2012
Two Palestinian fighters killed in Israeli raid
[ 22/10/2012 - 10:13 AM ]
Two Palestinian resistance fighters were killed on Monday in the Israeli aerial raid that targeted their position to the north of the Gaza Strip, medical and resistance sources said.
Dr. Ashraf Al-Qudra, a spokesman for the health ministry, said that Abdulrahman Abu Jalala and Yasser Al-Tarabin were killed in the raid.
Medical sources said that five other citizens were wounded in the raid that targeted a group of citizens near a school in the northern Gaza Strip city of Beit Hanun.
The Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, said that one of its Mujahideen was killed in the raid identifying him as Abdulrahman Abu Jalala.
The Nasser Salahuddin Brigades, the armed wing of the Popular Resistance Committees, said that one of its field commanders, Yasser Al-Tarabin, was killed in the same raid.
Meanwhile, Israeli media reported that a number of Palestinian rockets fell in the western Negev and near Askalan without causing any damage.
For its part, Quds Press said that the Palestinian resistance fired mortar shells at the Israeli occupation forces that advanced into eastern Beit Hanun.
Four citizens wounded in Israeli raid
[ 22/10/2012 - 10:00 AM ]
Four Palestinian citizens were wounded on Monday in an Israeli air raid on Beit Lahia to the north of the Gaza Strip, medical sources said.
Dr. Ashraf Al-Qudra, spokesman for the health ministry, said that Israeli warplanes targeted a position for the Qassam Brigades in northern Gaza injuring four citizens. He said that the casualties were taken to hospital.
Israeli occupation forces (IOF) had advanced into the eastern area of Beit Hanun, to the north of Gaza Strip, on Monday morning in 14 armored vehicles.
Local sources told the PIC reporter that the soldiers bulldozed a number of locations in the area as tanks and army choppers randomly fired projectiles to provide cover for the raiding troops.
Israeli navy illegally seizes humanitarian aid ship in international waters
As Ship Approaches Gaza Shore, Israel To Attack Estelle Ship
The Estelle ship is sailing under a Finnish flag; its crew was
informed that the army will board the ship in international waters, and
will tow the ship along with the activists to the Ashdod Port.
IOF soldiers prevent farmers from harvesting their olive crops
[ 22/10/2012 - 11:24 AM ]
Israeli occupation forces (IOF) prevented a group of Palestinian farmers from reaching their land in Orta village, south east of Nablus, to harvest their olive crops, local sources said.
Eyewitnesses said that the farmers had obtained permits to reach their fields near the segregation wall surrounding Etamar settlement, yet the soldiers blocked their way and beat them up.
The farmers were also blocked yesterday from entering their fields and were attacked by Jewish settlers.
The Nablus villages have been under constant attacks over the past few days at the hands of Jewish settlers to block farmers from reaping olives. The attacks included assaulting farmers, burning or damaging their olive trees, and robbing the crops.
Settlement expansion in the northern Jordan valley
[ 21/10/2012 - 09:45 PM ]
NORTHERN JORDAN VALLEY, (PIC)--
Residents of Ein al-Baid in the northern Jordan valley said that new expansion work is being carried out in Makhoula which is built on their land.
Local sources said that the settlers have started building new structures to the west of the settlement after confiscating tracts of land at an earlier stage.
The sources said that the settlement have been witnessing accelerated construction activities lately, while at the same time Palestinian residents are being harassed and forbidden from tending their fields which lie near the settlement.
Farmers Attacked By Settlers And Soldiers In Nablus And Hebron
Army Opens Fire At Fishermen In Gaza
Israeli occupation soldiers attacked , Friday, several Palestinian
fishing boats in As-Sudaniyy area and the coastal area west of Gaza
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