Two Israeli Policemen Stabbed After Preventing
Muslim Worshipers from Entering
Al-Aqsa Mosque Through Al-Asbat Gate,
December 26, 2014
worshippers prevented by Israeli police from entering Al-Aqsa
Mosque through Al-Asbat Gate, December 26, 2014
Palestinian 5-year-old child, Muhammed Jamal Obaid, was shot in
the face with a live bullets by the Israeli occupation
government police in Al-Quds, East Jerusalem, on December 24,
|Israeli occupation soldiers
kidnap a Palestine child, file.
||Israeli occupation soldiers
reported as stealing money, about 70,000 shakles, from a
Palestinian home in Nablus during a raid.
Two Israeli policemen stabbed near al-Aqsa Mosque
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)--
Two Israeli policemen have been injured at dawn Friday after being
stabbed at al-Asbat Gate of Jerusalem's Old city near al-Aqsa Mosque.
A suspected man stabbed this morning two Israeli policemen before
fleeing the scene causing them minor injuries, Israeli police said.
Searches and combing operations have been carried out at and near
the attack scene looking for the suspect while an investigation was
opened into the attack circumstances, the police added.
of tension has spread in the area as al-Asbat
Gate was blocked before worshipers’ access to al-Aqsa Mosque and
checkpoints were deployed to locate the suspect.
Israeli Police Shoot 5-year-old Boy In The Face
Wednesday December 24, 2014 21:13 by IMEMC News & Agencies
Israeli occupation forces in occupied East Jerusalem shot 5-year-old
Muhammad Jamal Ubeid in the face with a rubber-coated steel bullet,
Wednesday afternoon, as he was exiting a school bus on his way home.
"An Israeli soldier fired a black rubber-coated bullet at the child
from a close distance, injuring him under the eye," the boy's uncle told
Ma'an News Agency.
The incident is said to have taken place in
the East Jerusalem village of al-Issawiya, where Muhammad's family
The uncle stated that Muhammad and his 14-year-old sister
had just stepped out of a school bus and were walking home when Israeli
forces shot him. He also said that there had been no confrontations at
all, in the area, at the time of the shooting.
evacuated to Hadassah Medical Center, on Mount Scopus, where medical
sources said the boy suffered a fracture in the bone just below his eye.
He was later transferred to Hadassah Medical Center in West Jerusalem,
An Israeli occupation government police spokesman
did not return a request for comment, according to Ma'an.
Jerusalem neighborhoods like
al-Issawiya, in recent months, have seen the escalation of heavy
police presence and widespread protests amid increasing outrage over
Israeli occupation violations and discrimination.
East Jerusalem have residency status but no citizenship since Israel
occupied the city in 1967, despite the fact that the vast majority are
born and raised in the city and trace their heritage back into the
Israel captured East Jerusalem from Jordan in 1967
and later annexed it, in a move never recognized by the international
community. It is officially recognized as Palestinian territory, though
Israeli violation continue unabated by powers that could intervene.
IOA opens underground Jewish tourist shrine west of Aqsa
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The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) recently opened undergrounds
halls and a Jewish tourist center underneath al-Mathara Gate area, west
of the Aqsa Mosque, the Aqsa foundation for endowment and heritage
stated in a report on Wednesday.
The Aqsa foundation explained
that during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, the IOA opened a Jewish
tourist attraction, including vaulted halls and a museum, below
al-Mathara Gate area, about 20 meters away from the western wall of the
Aqsa Mosque and initially started to allow a limited number of people to
The foundation said the construction of this
Judaization project continued for more than 10 years and it is part of
an Israeli plan aimed at twisting the historical identity of the holy
city and spread false Talmudic stories and lies about the alleged temple
The IOA has been for many years carrying out excavations
and underground construction projects and tunnels in order to fabricate
Jewish landmarks and obliterate the Islamic and Arab character of the
holy city as a prelude to executing the bigger plan of building the
alleged temple on the ruins of the Aqsa Mosque.
Three Jerusalemite children arrested
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Three Jerusalemite children were nabbed at dawn Friday and
transferred to Israeli detention centers in occupied Jerusalem.
Local sources confirmed that large numbers of Israeli soldiers violently
stormed Mussa Owda’s home in Silwan town to the south of al-Aqsa Mosque
and arrested his 15-year-old son Muslim.
Muslim has been
previously detained for 18 times by Israeli forces, while two other
children were nabbed in Ras Amoud neighborhood.
Every year, there
are about 500-700 Palestinian children held captive in Israeli prisons,
many as young as 12. The most frequent charge is stone throwing.
In contrast to their Israeli counterparts, Palestinian kids do not have
a right to be accompanied by their parents during questioning. During
their detention, Palestinian children are being subjected to torture and
Sheikh Salah: Israel's measures against Islamic Movement will
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Head of the Islamic Movement inside the Green Line Sheikh Raed Salah
said Thursday that Israel’s measures against his Movement will fail to
Sheikh Salah’s statements came shortly after Israeli
authorities banned his entry to occupied Jerusalem and his travel abroad
for six months for the fourth time in a row.
Israel has carried
out an emergency provisions campaign against the Islamic Movement’s
leaders and members aiming to strict their access to al-Aqsa Mosque and
occupied Jerusalem and their travel abroad, Sheikh Salah wrote on his
“I have been banned from entering al-Aqsa Mosque and
occupied Jerusalem and from leaving the country for half a year.”
This is the fourth consecutive Israeli order to prevent Sheikh
Salah’s access to the occupied city as he has been banned since
September 2013 from entering the city.
Sheikh Salah is one of the
Palestinian Islamic and national icons within the Green Line who is well
known by his regular confrontation to Israeli settlement activity and
Judaizations schemes in al-Aqsa Mosque.
Palestinian child dies of wounds inflicted in Israeli
offensive on Gaza
A Palestinian child on Thursday evening succumbed to wounds sustained
during Israel's latest offensive on the besieged Gaza Strip, bringing
the total number of casualties to 2164.
Palestinian medics said
the 15-year-old minor Ihab Mohamed Sahwil breathed his last on Thursday
evening at an Israeli hospital in Occupied Jerusalem.
Sahwil died of the critical injuries he sustained in an Israeli raid on
his family home in Beit Hanoun, north of the Gaza Strip.
brother was also killed in the attack that targeted the Sahwil’s family
Over 2100 Palestinian citizens, mostly women and children,
were mass-murdered in the notorious Israeli 51-day offensive on Gaza
while some 11,000 have been left wounded.
Israeli Occupation Army Kidnaps 14 Palestinians In Azzoun
Friday December 26, 2014 11:06 by IMEMC & Agencies
Three Children Kidnapped In Jerusalem
Israeli occupation soldiers surrounded the town of Azzoun, east of
the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and invaded it before
kidnapping around 14 Palestinians. The army alleged a settler and his
daughter were injured near the village.
Israeli sources said a settler, and his 11-year-old daughter, were
injured when a Molotov cocktail was hurled at their car, east of
Qalqilia, adding that child suffered a serious injury due to facial
burns, and burns to her torso.
The sources added that all
kidnapped Palestinians have been moved to a number of interrogation
centers, "to determine if they are involved in the attack."
kidnapped Palestinians have been identified as Fahmi Na’el Tabib, ‘Ala
Sami Shallo, Emad Mohammad ‘Alami, Mohammad Abdul-Rahman Badwan, Ekrema
Mohammad Dahbour, Yousef Zahran Sweidan, Moath Bilal Sweidan, Morad
Saqer Salim, Walid Mousa Lebda, Mo’awiya Abdul-Latif Radwan, ‘Omar Amjad
Shbeita, Amir Radwan and Ashraf Ahmad Radwan.
In related news,
two Israeli “Border Guard” officers were injured after being stabbed
near the Lions’ Gate, in occupied Jerusalem.
said one of the officers, 19, was stabbed in his neck, while the other,
35, was stabbed in his hands. They suffered mild injuries and were moved
to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center.
Earlier on Friday at dawn,
Israeli soldiers kidnapped three Palestinian children in occupied
Jerusalem, and took them to an interrogation center in the city.
Local sources said the soldiers invaded the home of Mousa Odah in
the al-Bustan neighborhood in Silwan, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and
kidnapped his child, Musallam, 15 years of age. This is the eighteenth
time the soldiers kidnap Musallam.
The soldiers also kidnapped
two children in Ras al-’Amoud in Silwan; one of them has been identified
as Mohammad Nasser, 12.
At Least 12 Palestinians Kidnapped in West Bank and Jerusalem
Friday December 26, 2014 01:16 by IMEMC News & Agencies
At least 12 Palestinians were kidnapped by Israeli forces on
Christmas Day, during predawn raids in the occupied West Bank districts
of Nablus and Hebron, and in occupied East Jerusalem, according to
reports by local and security sources.
WAFA Palestinian News &
Info Agency reports that Israeli army forces broke into the city of
Nablus, in the northern West Bank, where they arrested six local
residents identified as: Murad Makhlouf, 25, Mohammad Meshal, 25,
Muammar Jamous, Mohammad Kaddumi, Abdullah Sheberi and Amjad Abu Rabee.
Israeli soldiers also stormed the nearby village of Kafr Qalil,
where they took Alaa Mansour, who is said to be a warrant officer with
the Palestinian police.
Forces also raided the city of Hebron,
in a search campaign to arrest Salaheddine Qawasmi, age 22.
Soldiers stationed at the entrance of the nearby town of Beit Ummar
reportedly assaulted a local resident with a stun baton before taking
him. He was identified as Mohammad Maharmeh, age 23.
Israeli police broke into the neighborhoods of Issawiya and Sur Baher,
in occupied East Jerusalem and abducted three Palestinians. Two were
identified as Hassan Jamjoum and Ali Darwish.
additionally stormed the village of Araqa, to the west of Jenin, where
they raided a house and interrogated residents.
reports that most of these daily arrests are carried out during the
night and before dawn, spreading panic among civilians, especially
children. The Israeli military, nevertheless, claims that night raids,
unlike day raids, are to minimize contact with angry local residents and
the outbreak of clashes.
Israeli Soldiers Rob Family of 70,000 Shekels in Nablus Raid
Friday December 26, 2014 01:05 by IMEMC News & Agencies
Ahrar Center for Prisoner Studies and Human Rights said that Israeli
forces seized about 70,000 shekels after breaking into home of
52-year-old Ahmed Shubeiri, in Qarboun village, near occupied Nablus.
According to the PNN, Ahmed is father of Ali Shubeiri, who has been
imprisoned for over a year now.
The family told Ahrar that
soldiers brutally broke into and raided their house after midnight,
claiming that they were searching for arms.
Abdullah Shubeiri, age 20, was abducted and taken to an unknown
The family said that the soldiers took from them
7,000 Jordanian dinar and 25,000 Israeli shekels, amounting to some
70,000 shekels total.
Ahrar's director, Fuad Al-Khuffash,
condemned the action, saying that it was actually theft and not the
first incident of of its kind among Israeli soldiers.
Jordan Valley: Israel Demolishes EU-funded Irrigation Pools
Friday December 26, 2014 00:56 by IMEMC News & Agencies
Israeli forces demolished six EU-funded irrigation pools used by
Palestinian farmers in the northern Jordan Valley, on Thursday, locals
told Ma'an News Agency.
Israeli military vehicles accompanied by
bulldozers arrived in al-Jiftlik, where they demolished the pools used
by Palestinian farmers, under pretext of "military order".
construction of the pools was reportedly funded by grants from European
The Jordan Valley makes up around 30 percent of
the occupied West Bank, with over 90 percent of the area designated as
Area C and off-limits to Palestinian construction.
380 New Illegal Housing Units to be Built in East Jerusalem
Thursday December 25, 2014 01:00 by IMEMC News & Agencies
The Israeli West Jerusalem municipality has approved a tender to
build 380 new illegal settlement units in occupied East Jerusalem,
according to media sources.
Jerusalem city councilor Yosef Pepe
Alalu of the Meretz party told AFP that the municipality’s committee
approved the building of 307 new housing units in the illegal settlement
of Ramot, and 73 others in Jabal Abu Ghnaim (Har Homa).
has been approving the building of new housing units in settlements
located in the occupied Palestinian territories, including in East
Jerusalem, despite international condemnations, WAFA Palestinian News &
Info Agency reports:
On October 27, Israeli Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu gave orders for the construction of 1060 new housing
units in two settlements in East Jerusalem; 660 new units in ‘Ramot
Shlomo’, and 400 in ‘Har Homa’, in addition to an infrastructure project
of opening 12 new settlement roads in the West Bank.
reported on UN Secretary-General
Ban Ki-Moon criticizing Netanyahu’s settlement construction
decision, challenging him ‘to show leadership and make compromises for
6500 Palestinians, Including 200 Children, Currently Held By
Wednesday December 24, 2014 16:51 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News
Abdul-Nasser Ferwana, head of the Palestinian Detainees Committee,
and a member of its follow-up committee in the Gaza Strip, stated that
the ongoing arbitrary kidnappings, carried out by the Israeli army,
especially since the second half of this year, have led to increasing
the number of Palestinian detainees to more than 6500.
said the arrests are largely carried out as “acts of revenge” and
retaliation against a civilian population, and that most of the
kidnapped Palestinians have nothing to do with acts “that could endanger
the security of Israel.”
He added that hundreds of Palestinians
have been kidnapped and released shortly afterwards, without even being
sent to court or facing any charges.
The army kidnapped more
than 4000 Palestinians since June 12, when three settlers went missing
and were later found killed, while most of them were released later on.
“Latest statistics indicate that the current number of detainees
is 6500, held in 18 prisons, detention camps and interrogation centers,”
Ferwana said, “200 of them are children. 21 are women, and nearly 500
are held under administrative detention, without charges or trial.”
Israel is still holding captive the elected head of the Palestinian
Legislative Council, Dr. Aziz Dweik, along with the Secretary-General of
the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) Ahmad Saadat,
member of the Executive Committee of the Fateh Movement Marwan
Barghouthi, and several former government ministers, and officials.
There are 31 detainees who have been imprisoned since more than 20
years; 30 of them were taken prisoner before the establishment of the
Palestinian Authority on May 4 1994, and sixteen of them have been
imprisoned since more than 25 years, including one imprisoned since 32
The former political prisoner added that 478 detainees are
serving at least a life term each, including detainee Abdullah
Barghouthi, who has been sentenced 67 life terms and additional 250
Ferwana also said the number of ailing detainees is
dangerously increasing, especially due to the lack of adequate and
specialized medical attention, and even basic treatment, adding that the
number of ailing detainees is more than 1500.
detainees suffer from different conditions, some very serious conditions
that require surgery and advanced medical attention. Many detainees lost
the ability to walk, while several detainees are amputees.
addition, Ferwana said every Palestinian detainee suffered from at least
one form of torture or violence, physical and emotional, in addition to
degrading treatment targeting them and their families, and bad living
conditions that violate the basic principles of human rights, all
related international agreements and conventions.
He called on
the international community, all related human rights and legal groups,
to perform their duties and pressure Israel into abiding by all
agreements, and human rights treaties.
Head Of The Census Department Of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee
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