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News, September 2013
Thousands of Palestinians Attend Funeral of Islam Tobasi, Who Was Murdered by Israeli Occupation Forces in Jenin
September 18, 2013
Thousands of citizens attend funeral of Islam Tobasi in Jenin
[ 18/09/2013 - 10:52 AM ]
Thousands of Palestinians marched on Tuesday afternoon in the funeral procession of the slain young man Islam Tobasi in Jenin city, amid chants demanding the Palestinian Authority to give the Palestinian resistance a free hand to defend its people in the West Bank.
The participants marched across the streets of Jenin while chanting slogans condemning the PA and its security cooperation with the Israeli occupation regime. The procession also saw violent clashes between some of the participants and the PA security forces which fired tear gas grenades at them. The body of Tobasi was then buried at Al-Shuhada cemetery in Jenin refugee camp in the absence of PA officials whose presence was unwelcome.
For its part, the Islamic Jihad Movement mourned the death of Islam Tobasi, who was killed on Tuesday morning by Israeli soldiers after his detention in Jenin refugee camp.
Islamic Jihad considered what happened to Tobasi a cold-blooded execution of an unarmed civilian and another crime committed by the Israeli occupation against the Palestinians in Jenin refugee camp.
The Movement held the Israeli occupation regime fully responsible for the consequences of its crime and urged the Palestinians in the West Bank to revolt against the Israeli occupation forces.
In a related incident, scores of Palestinian young men rallied outside the PA headquarters in Jenin city on the afternoon of the same day and clashed with the PA security guards in the area.
The angry young men threw stones at the headquarters and the PA security guards and chanted slogans describing the PA as a puppet authority and condemning its security ties with the occupation.
Many protestors sustained tear gas injuries during the events.
Resheq condemns the IOF murder of Tobasi
[ 18/09/2013 - 10:52 AM ]
Member of the political bureau of Hamas movement Ezzat Resheq condemned the raid into a house in Jenin refugee camp, and the killing of a young man by the Israeli occupation forces.
Israeli soldiers in armored and military vehicles stormed a house in the Jenin refugee camp and killed the Palestinian youth Islam Hossam Tobasi, aged 19.
Resheq said, in a press statement on Tuesday, "This is a new crime to be added to the series of the Israeli ongoing crimes against the Palestinian people. The crime is committed regardless of the negotiations and security coordination between the (Palestinian) Authority and the occupation."
He stressed that Israel is using the futile negotiations, to cover its abuses and attacks on the unarmed civilians.
The Hamas official called on the Palestinian Authority and all the Palestinian forces and factions to take bold steps vis-à-vis the Israeli continued crimes in the occupied West Bank, and urged the PA to halt the negotiations and all forms of security coordination with the occupation.
He also called on the Palestinian people to resist the occupation crimes and plans.
Resheq offered condolences to the family of the martyr Husam Tobasi and hailed the Palestinian people in the Jenin refugee camp and in the cities and villages of the occupied West Bank for their steadfastness in face of the occupation’s criminal practices.
IOF murders 75 Palestinians after their arrest
[ 18/09/2013 - 10:00 AM ]
A Palestinian human rights center charged that the Israeli occupation forces deliberately assassinated Islam Al-Tobasi, who died of gunshot wounds two hours after his arrest.
The Israeli soldiers had savagely broken into Tobasi's house on Tuesday morning amid heavy gunfire. They shot him directly in his foot although he did not pose any threat to them. Once they approached him, they shot him again and dragged him brutally on the ground despite his bleeding, Palestine Center for Prisoners' Studies said.
Tobasi died shortly after being transferred to hospital where he did not receive any first aid, the center added.
The human rights center held the IOF fully responsible for the deliberate field execution especially that the martyr was not armed and did not pose any threat to the Israeli soldiers.
Around 75 Palestinians were killed in the same way since 1967, they were all registered within Captive Movement's martyrs list where they were shot and killed after being arrested and kidnapped either from hospitals or ambulance vehicles, the center said.
Islam is the brother of the martyr Ahmed Tobasi and the captive Said Tbasi who was arrested since November 2012 and sentenced to 32 life sentences for being affiliated with al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of Islamic Jihad.
The center called for reactivating armed resistance in the West Bank in response to the Israeli continued crimes of murder, detention, Judaization, confiscation, demolition and deportation against Palestinian citizens and properties.
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