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3 Palestinians Killed, Dozens Injured in Qalandia Refugee Camp By Israeli Occupation Forces, Protests Erupt in the West Bank

August 26, 2013


Three Palestinians Killed In Qalandia

Monday August 26, 2013 11:47 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News

Palestinian medical sources have reported that three Palestinians were killed by Israeli army fire in the Qalandia refugee camp, north of occupied Jerusalem, on Monday at dawn. Dozens of residents were also injured, some seriously.

The sources said that Younis Jamal Jahjouh, 22, a former political prisoner, was killed by rounds of live ammunition fired by Israeli soldiers invading the camp.

Earlier on Monday at dawn, two Palestinians, identified as Rubin Ziad, 32, and Jihad Aslan, 19, have been shot and killed by live rounds fired by the army.

Medical sources said 15 Palestinians have been shot by rounds of live ammunition, and that most of the injuries are in the upper parts of their bodies.

Dozens of residents have been injured by rubber-coated metal bullets, while others have been treated for the effects of teargas inhalation.

Six of the wounded have been identified as Mohammad Abed Badran, Luay Asfour, Mohammad Mteir, Ali Adawy (child) and Samer Al-Mansour.

Medical sources said that the army also used the illegal Dumdum bullets that explode after impact causing maximum damage. The invading soldiers also kidnapped one resident, identified as Yousef Al-Khatib, 24.

(Earlier Report): Two Palestinians Killed By Israeli Army Fire In Qalandia

IMEMC, Mon, 26 Aug 2013 09:22:00

Palestinian medical sources have reported that two Palestinians have been shot and killed by Israeli military fire on Monday at dawn [August 25, 2013] after dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded the Qalandia refugee camp, north of Jerusalem, and clashed with local youths. At least fifteen Palestinians have been injured, some seriously.

Local sources have reported that dozens of soldiers invaded the camp, broke into and searched several homes, searching for a resident, an issue that led to clashes between the invading soldiers and dozens of local youths.

Medical sources at the Palestine Medical Center, in Ramallah, said that Robin Zayed, 32, and Jihad Aslan, 19, have been shot and killed by live rounds fired by the invading Israeli soldiers, the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported.

Fifteen more Palestinians have also been shot and injured by rounds of live ammunition; some suffered serious injuries, while the rest suffered mild-to-moderate wounds. Dozens of residents have been treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation.

Mohammad Samhan, head of the Urgent Care Unit at the Red Crescent Society in Ramallah, stated that the society received dozens of calls regarding a large number of injuries in Qalandia, and that its ambulances rushed to the refugee camp and moved the wounded to the Palestine Medical Center.

He added that Aslan, one of the slain residents, was shot by multiple rounds of live ammunition fired at him by undercover soldiers of the Israeli army.

Local sources said that the undercover soldiers infiltrated into the camp to kidnap a former political prisoner who was imprisoned by Israel for 10 years, and was only released approximately a month ago.

The former political prisoner was kidnapped by the army, and shortly afterwards, dozens of local youth hurled stones and empty bottles at them, and the soldiers fired dozens of rounds of live ammunition leading to the large number of casualties.

A week ago, soldiers shot and killed a young man identified as Majd lahlouh, after dozens of Israeli military jeep invaded the Jenin refugee camp, near the central West Bank city of Jenin.

Several Palestinians have been injured. The army was looking for a member of the Islamic Jihad in the camp.

Clashes Take Place In Bethlehem

Tuesday August 27, 2013 09:27 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies

Local sources in the West Bank city of Bethlehem have reported that clashes took place between dozens of local youths, and Israeli soldiers, in Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem.

The sources said that the clashes are part of dozens of protests that took place in different parts of the occupied West Bank after undercover forces infiltrated into Qalandia refugee camp, north of occupied Jerusalem, Monday, killed three Palestinians and injured dozens, including 15 who suffered moderate-to-severe injuries after being shot by rounds of live ammunition.

Mohammad Ayman, an activist from Aida refugee camp, told the Radio Bethlehem 2000, that the clashes took place after funeral ceremonies of the slain Palestinians were held in Qalandia.

Ayman added that dozens of youths placed tires under the fortified concrete military tower overlooking the camp behind the Annexation Wall, and burnt the tires.
The soldiers fired gas bombs, concussion grenades, rubber-coated metal bullets and rounds of live ammunition.

Several residents suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, while one youth was shot in the face by a rubber-coated metal bullet.

On Tuesday at dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded Hindaza area, east of the Bethlehem district, and kidnapped two brothers identified as Mahmoud, 36, and Aseed Hasan Al-Wirdyan, 23, after breaking into their home and violently searching it.

Soldiers also kidnapped five more Palestinians The West Bank districts of Hebron and Nablus.

Clashes Take Place In Different Parts Of West Bank

Tuesday August 27, 2013 02:55 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies

Clashes took place in different parts of the occupied West Bank Monday [August 26, 2013] after Israeli soldiers invaded the Qalandia refugee camp earlier at dawn, north of Jerusalem, shot and killed three Palestinians, and injured dozens of residents, including at least 15 who were shot by live ammunition.

Clashes took place near the Qalandia terminal, while dozens of injuries have been reported as the soldiers fired live rounds, rubber-coated metal bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades.

The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported that dozens of soldiers invaded the Aida refugee camp, in Bethlehem, and clashed with dozens of local youths who hurled stones and empty bottles at the invading soldiers.

Medical sources said that several Palestinians in the camp were shot by rubber-coated metal bullets, while dozens suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.

Clashes also took place in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, especially in the Az-Zawiya area, and Be’er As-Sabe’ Street in the center of the city.

Soldiers fired rounds of live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets and gas bombs, and kidnapped several Palestinians.

Local sources in the city have reported that scores of soldiers also broke into and searched dozens of homes, and occupied their rooftops using them as monitoring towers.

Israeli daily, Haaretz, said that the army kidnapped 30 Palestinians in Qalandia during clashes that took place after the Palestinians held the funeral ceremonies of the three slain Palestinians.

It said that the army started in “investigation” in what happened after undercover soldiers of the Israeli military infiltrated into the refugee camp to “arrest some wanted Palestinians”.

The army said that “it seems that soldiers did not expect the invasion to be turned into violent clashes”.

Amos Harel, a leading media expert on military affairs at Haaretz, questioned the motives of this infiltration and, invasion into the refugee camp, and why this invasion took place in the midst of the newly resumed fragile direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

Nabil Abu Rodeina, spokesperson of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, strongly denounced the Israeli invasion and the killing of the three Palestinians, and said that the invasion “is part of a series of crimes carried out by Israel, and part of Israel’s ongoing violations and escalating settlement construction and expansion activities”.

Egyptian Foreign Minister, Nabil Fahmi, also denounced the Israeli crime in Qalandia, and the ongoing Israeli violations.

His statements came during a press conference held with Palestinian Foreign Minister, Riyad Al-Maliki, in the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

He said that the Israeli escalation and violations limit the chances of successful peace talks, and stated that a Palestinian State must be established next to Israel, with occupied East Jerusalem as the capital of this state.

Symbolic funeral march for Qalandiya martyrs tomorrow in Ramallah

[ 27/08/2013 - 08:44 AM ]


A facebook youth group called for a symbolic funeral march next Wednesday in Ramallah city to demand the Palestinian Authority (PA) to immediately stop its negotiations and security cooperation with the Israeli occupation in response to the killing of three young men in Qalandiya refugee camp by its soldiers.

The facebook page, which was named "the blood of our martyrs is not cheap" was established by a group of young activists living in the West Bank.

The group strongly denounced Adnan Addameri, the spokesman for the PA security agencies, for describing in remarks on Monday the Qalandiya crime as an Israeli attempt to torpedo the peace negotiations.

"Do we have, after this crime, to frustrate the occupation's attempt to destroy the negotiations and hang on to it more and more?" the group questioned.

The group also demanded the PA to end its restrictions on the Palestinian resistance in the West Bank and give it a free hand to restore the dignity of the Palestinian people which was violated by the occupation in the camp.

The protesters will march from central Ramallah towards the PA headquarters, carrying symbolic coffins draped with Palestinian flags.

Killing of three Palestinians from Qalandiya triggers clashes in Al-Khalil

[ 27/08/2013 - 08:52 AM ]


Violent clashes broke out on Monday between Israeli soldiers and angry young men in Al-Khalil city following the deadly attack on Qalandiya refugee camp, which led to the killing of three young men and the injury of many others.

Eyewitnesses told the Palestinian information center (PIC) that young men clashed with invading troops in BaB Azzawiya and Shalala areas in central Al-Khalil.

The young men confronted the troops with throwing stones and some of them were able to pick up smoking tear gas canisters and hurl them back in the direction of the occupation forces.

One young man was reportedly rounded up during the events. 

The confrontations also spread to Al-Fawwar refugee camp to the south of Al-Khalil, where dozens of angry young men torched tires and clashed with the invading troops, who showered them with a hail of tear gas grenades.

A growing popular rage in the west Bank started in the West Bank after the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at dawn Monday killed three young men and wounded many others during a violent raid on Qalandiya refugee camp, north of occupied Jerusalem.

Meanwhile, the IOF closed on the evening of the same day the northern crossing of Al-Khalil city for about two hours and prevented the Palestinian vehicles from going in or out.

Eyewitnesses told the Palestinian information center (PIC) the Israeli soldiers stationed at a military watchtower near the entrance to Halhoul town, north of Al-Khalil, set up a checkpoint and embarked on searching vehicles and checking the IDs of passengers, especially young men.

The soldiers at the checkpoint forced many young men to leave public buses and detained them for some time before they let them go.

In a separate incident, unruly armed Jewish settlers living in seized property in Tel Rumeida neighborhood in Al-Khalil attacked on Monday Palestinian passersby and homes.

Residents in the area reported over the phone to the Palestinian information center (PIC) that armed Jewish settlers threw stones and empty bottles at their homes in the neighborhood, which caused damage to Palestinian cars, and chased citizens.

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