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News, February 2014
Violent Confrontations in Palestinian Fawar Refugee Camp with Israeli Occupation Forces
February 24, 2014
Dozens of Palestinians in Fawar refugee camp clashed with invading Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Monday for the second day in a row.
Eyewitnesses told the PIC that the soldiers set up a roadblock at the entrance to the camp and maltreated passing citizens, which triggered the confrontations.
They said that the soldiers used teargas and sound bombs to disperse the angry inhabitants and went inside the camp, which heightened tensions and clashes.
The witnesses said that the soldiers closed nearby roads including the nearby entrance to Dura town.
They recalled that 20 citizens were treated for breathing problems on Sunday and many others suffered from the teargas inhalation today.
Meanwhile, local sources said that IOF soldiers rounded up three citizens in the city of Al-Khalil on Monday after breaking into homes in various suburbs.
Illegal Israeli settlers break into Aqsa Mosque
[ 23/02/2014 - 05:11 PM ]
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)--
Illegal Israeli Jewish settlers broke into the Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem on Sunday morning via the Maghareba gate and toured its various plazas under tight police protection.
Mahmoud Abulatta, the media coordinator of the Aqsa foundation for Endowment and Heritage, told Safa news agency that special police forces escorted the 22 settlers who broke into the holy site.
He pointed out that the police force arrested a Palestinian citizen during the tour and took him to a police station.
Abulatta pointed out that more than 1,200 scholars were inside the Mosque along with around 300 worshipers. He added that the Israeli occupation authority was annoyed by such a big number of worshipers and vigilantes and tried to tighten entry measures to reduce the number.
Israeli occupation soldiers kidnap 3 Palestinian Jerusalemite boys
[ 23/02/2014 - 01:49 PM ]
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)--
Information Center of Wadi al-Hilwa reported that the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) arrested three Jerusalemites at dawn Sunday, after searching their homes.
The occupation forces arrested Daoud and Islam al-A'awar, after raiding their houses in the neighborhood of Ein Louza in the town of Silwan, south of al-Aqsa Mosque.
Spokesman for the Popular Resistance Committees Hani Halabiyeh said in a press statement that the Israeli military forces stormed the town of Abu Dis at 3:00 am, and arrested the citizen Nabil Halabiyeh after searching his home.
Hani Halabiyeh added that violent clashes erupted in the town during the raid, and lasted more than two hours.
Other confrontations broke out in the occupied city of Jerusalem on Saturday evening, between Palestinian citizens and Israeli soldiers.
Eyewitnesses reported that the IOF arrested during the clashes two Jerusalemite youths from the Old City of Jerusalem and took them to a police station to interrogate them.
Meanwhile Umamah website said that the Israeli forces arrested during the past week 106 Palestinians, including two women and five former political detainees, from different governorates of the occupied West Bank, during raids into Palestinian houses.
The website also pointed out that among the detainees were 22 boys under the age of 18.
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