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
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.
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)
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
A week ago, soldiers shot and killed a young man
identified as Majd lahlouh, after dozens of Israeli
invaded the Jenin refugee camp, near the central West Bank city of
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Egyptian Foreign Minister, Nabil Fahmi, also
denounced the Israeli crime in Qalandia, and the ongoing Israeli
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
[ 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
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
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
[ 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
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
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
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.