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Palestinian Jerusalemites Attached by Israeli Occupation Border Guards, Scores Injured in the West Bank


Israeli border guards provoke Jerusalemites into clashing with them

[ 11/03/2013 - 11:28 AM ]


Israeli occupation government border guards provocatively intercepted cars and searched pedestrians in Bab Hutta suburb in the Old City of Jerusalem igniting clashes with young men on Sunday evening.

Inhabitants said that young men responded to the provocation by throwing stones and empty bottles at the soldiers injuring one of them.

Jerusalemite sources said, meanwhile, that Israeli occupation police rounded up nine Jerusalemites on Sunday mainly from that same suburb and Wad street.

They said that the arrests were in connection with the violent confrontations that took place in the Aqsa mosque and its vicinity on Friday after Israeli occupation forces stormed the holy site.

Gov't slams Israeli assaults on journalists last Friday

 [ 11/03/2013 - 11:13 AM ]


The Palestinian government in Gaza strongly denounced the Israeli occupation forces for arresting a journalist and causing injuries to three others as they were covering events on Friday in the West Bank.

The IOF kidnapped Tareq Abu Zaid, a reporter for Al-Aqsa satellite channel, and badly injured three others as they were covering different marches in the West Bank staged following the Friday prayers.

In a press release, the government demanded the international community to put an end to Israel's violations against the Palestinian journalists and the freedom of the press. It said that the silence of the international bodies on such violations encourages Israel to persist in them.

For its part, the forum of Palestinian journalists condemned the IOF for attacking the journalists and preventing them from conveying the truth.

"Such assaults reaffirm that the occupation forces target the news personnel systematically, especially when they cover the peaceful marches and the repression and excessive use of violence that take place during them in an attempt to blur the crystal clear truth of its crimes and terrorism against the Palestinians," the forum stated in a press release on Saturday. It urged the journalists to continue exposing Israel's crimes to the world public opinion so as to prompt the international community to act against Israel's violation of the freedom of the press.

OCHA: 200 Palestinians injured in clashes with IOF within a week

[ 10/03/2013 - 09:28 PM ]


A UN report shows that more than 200 Palestinians were injured during the clashes that erupted last week with the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) in different parts of the occupied West Bank.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OCHA) states in a report issued on Sunday that the clashes broke out after the occupation forces suppressed the protests organized by Palestinians in solidarity with the prisoners on hunger strike in the Israeli jails, and which have continued across the West Bank during the week.

The report reveals that at least 214 Palestinians, including 49 children, have sustained different injuries and suffered suffocation.

It states: "Approximately 87 Palestinians injured were treated for tear gas inhalation, 85 for injuries sustained from rubber-coated metal bullets, four from live ammunition, and the remaining from other means."

The UN report added that six Israeli soldiers were also injured during the suppression of the popular activities.

OCHA states that most of last week's confrontations took place at the military checkpoints.

"As in prior weeks the largest demonstrations and clashes took place near Beituniya checkpoint in Ramallah, at Huwwara (Nablus), Qalandiya (Jerusalem) and Al Jalamah (Jenin) checkpoints, Bethlehem city and Al ‘Arroub Refugee Camp", the report says.

Illegal Jewish settlers attack civilians and their property in Al-Khalil village

 [ 11/03/2013 - 11:16 AM ]


Illegal Jewish settlers attacked Palestinian citizens and their property in the village of Yatta, south of Al-Khalil, on Sunday.

Local sources said that the settlers came from Ma’on settlement, east of Yatta, and attacked citizens and their vehicles using stones and batons in terrorizing civilians

They said that Israeli occupation forces protected settlers during the attack.

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