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News, November 2013
Israeli Occupation Forces Attack Palestinians in Various Cities in Gaza and the West Bank
November 23, 2013
Two Gazan Palestinians wounded by IOF gunfire in Jabaliya
[ 23/11/2013 - 11:32 AM ]
Two young men on Friday evening suffered bullet injuries when the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) randomly opened fire at Palestinian farmers living east of Jabaliya district in northern Gaza.
Eyewitnesses said that the Israeli troops stationed behind Al-Shuhada'a cemetery, east of Jabaliya, opened heavy machinegun fire at Palestinian farmers living in the area and wounded two of them.
Spokesman for the health ministry Ashraf Al-Qudra stated that one young man suffered an injury in one of his thighs and the other a shrapnel wound to his head, describing their injuries as minor.
This incident is considered another violation of the truce in Gaza that were brokered by Egypt on November 21, 2012 between the Palestinians and Israelis.
Since then, the IOF have killed 11 Gazans, wounded and kidnapped many others, while the Israeli navy detained and injured about 50 fishermen, and destroyed and confiscated some fishing boats.
IOF imposes blockade on Barta'a in Jenin, arrests student
[ 23/11/2013 - 10:50 AM ]
Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) imposed at dawn Saturday a tight siege on Barta'a village isolated behind the Apartheid Wall in Jenin, preventing people's movement.
Local sources said that the IOF closed the only entrance to the village at dawn today until further notice, preventing the citizens from reaching their workplaces.
The occupation forces told the citizens of their decision to close Barta'a's entrance under security pretexts, the sources added, pointing out that several Palestinian vehicles remained stranded on both sides of the barrier.
Barta'a village has been isolated behind the Apartheid Wall since 2003. Its residents have been continuously subjected to humiliating treatment while passing through its sole entrance controlled by IOF soldiers, in addition to daily demolition notifications and raids.
Meanwhile, IOF arrested on Thursday a student at al-Najah National University from Ya'bad village in Jenin and questioned his colleagues who were with him in a bus on their way home.
Israeli occupation forces chased and stopped the bus after passing through a military checkpoint where they arrested Ramez Ghaleb Abu Bakr, 20, and checked all the passengers' identity cards, eyewitnesses said.
The sources pointed out that five other students, who were among the passengers, were interrogated before taking Ramez to an unknown destination.
More than 30 youths from Ya'bad town were arrested recently as part of an Israeli large arrest campaign to prevent alleged attacks against Israeli settlers and soldiers.
IOF attack Palestinians in different W. Bank areas
[ 23/11/2013 - 09:00 AM ]
Violent clashes broke out on Friday between Israeli soldiers and protestors in different West Bank areas, especially in Ramallah.
The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) brutally attacked the weekly anti-wall march held yesterday afternoon in Bil'in village and clashed with Palestinian and foreign activists.
A protestor reportedly suffered a rubber bullet injury in his back and many others suffered from tear gas inhalation.
The IOF also used excessive force to disperse a march in Nabi Saleh village demanding the Israeli occupation authority to allow the villagers to get access to their own water well, which was taken over by Jewish settlers.
Violent clashes erupted as well in Al-Ram town, northeast of Jerusalem, after IOF soldiers stormed the town and unjustifiably fired tear gas grenades at homes.
In the evening of the same day, dozens of Palestinian young men clashed with Israeli soldiers outside Ofer prison near Ramallah, with no reported injuries.
To the east of Ramallah, IOF soldiers stormed Silwad town and occupied the house of a Palestinian citizen identified as Muammar Ayad and use it as a point to fire rubber bullets and tear gas grenades at passersby and other homes.
Eyewitnesses told the Palestinian information center (PIC) that the invading troops physically assaulted the wife of Ayad and his children before detaining them in one of their house's rooms.
Confrontations also took place outside Al-Jalazoun refugee camp to the north of Ramallah.
The Israeli soldiers guarding the fence of the illegal Beit El settlement opened tear gas and smoke grenades at the camp, while angry young men from the area responded by hurling stones.
Night confrontations reported in Al-Khalil village
[ 23/11/2013 - 08:58 AM ]
Israeli occupation forces (IOF) raided Kharsa village, south of Al-Khalil, on Friday night and showered residential areas with teargas canisters and metal bullets.
Eyewitnesses said that the IOF patrols closed all roads leading to Kharsa village and stormed nearby Tabaka village.
They said that citizens threw stones and empty bottles at the invading soldiers in violent confrontations that extended till midnight.
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