2 Palestinians Assassinated, Several
Injured in Israeli Air Strike on Gaza, More Violations, Detentions,
Interrogations in the West Bank
June 28, 2014
|Two Palestinian fighters
assassinated in an Israeli air strike on their car in Gaza
||Palestinian young men
throwing stones at the Israeli occupation forces in the West
Israeli Police Attacks Nonviolent Protesters In Umm al-Fahm
Hundreds of illegal Israeli settlers and soldiers storm
Joseph's tomb in Palestinian City of Nablus
Israeli airstrike assassinates two resistance fighters,
injures another in Gaza
[ 28/06/2014 - 06:51 AM ]
Two senior resistance fighters from the Popular Resistance Committees
were assassinated and another one was critically wounded on Friday
evening when an Israeli warplane bombed the car they were traveling in
in Ashati refugee camp in the Gaza Strip.
A spokesman for the health ministry said that two bodies, identified
as belonging to Osama Hasumi and Mohamed Fasih, arrived charred and
ripped up at Al-Shifa hospital.
Local security sources told the Palestinian information center (PIC)
that the airstrike directly hit a car traveling along a coastal road
near Ashati refugee camp to the west of Gaza.
The sources added that the assassinated men are senior members of
Salahuddin Brigades, the armed wing of the Popular Resistance
In this regard, Palestinian political analyst Iyad Qarra warned that
this deadly airstrike would lead to serious violent confrontations
between the Palestinian resistance and Israel in Gaza and the occupied
Qarra added that Israel seeks to drag the region into further tension
following its failure to find the three missing Jewish settlers.
6 Gazans, including children, injured in Israeli artillery
[ 27/06/2014 - 12:39 PM ]
KHAN YOUNIS, (PIC)--
Six Palestinian civilians, including two children, suffered different
injuries on Friday morning when the Israeli artillery bombed
Palestinians’ homes and lands east of Khan Younis, south of the Gaza
"A blast rocked the area as an Israeli tank was blown up
by the Palestinian resistance," local sources told the Palestinian
information center (PIC).
Following the explosion, the Israeli
artillery responded by firing 10 shells, which landed in Al-Huda Mosque
in the area and another one near Al-Taqwa Mosque. Palestinians’ homes
and agricultural lands were also hit by artillery projectiles.
Medical sources told the PIC reporter that a pregnant women and two
children were among the casualties. The children were identified as
11-year-old Siraj Annajjarm who suffered a serious injury in her back
and eight-year-old Du’a Qudaih, who was slightly injured in her limbs.
In an earlier incident, a Gazan boy,17, was wounded and rushed to
the hospital on Thursday evening after he was shot by Israeli gunfire
east of Juhr ad-Dick, in the Gaza Strip, Ashraf al-Qudra, spokesman for
Gaza’s health ministry reported.
Two Palestinian civilians injured in clashes with IOF in West
[ 27/06/2014 - 01:25 PM ]
Two Palestinian young men sustained wounds in clashes with the
Israeli occupation forces (IOF) near Balata refugee camp, east of Nablus
at dawn Friday.
The Clashes broke out at the northern entrance to
the Balata camp and Amman Street.
Local sources said Palestinian
young man Ahmad Abdul Hadi Hashash, from the Balata refugee camp, was
shot in his foot.
The IOF have renewed their attacks on Nablus
and surrounded most of the city’s alleys and quarters. Violent
clashes took place in Palestine’s Street and near al-Kendi school.
The Israeli troops broke into the house of MP Ahmed al-Haj Ali in
al-Majin neighborhood, to the west, for the third time in two weeks.
According to Ali’s son, the Israeli soldiers ravaged the house and
threatened to assassinate the father in case he does not turn himself in
soon to the Israeli occupation authorities.
In another incident,
nine Palestinian civilians were abducted by the IOF at dawn Friday
following raids on different areas of the Occupied West Bank in search
for purportedly abducted Israeli soldiers.
The IOF have raked
through 40 sites using the “kidnap affair” as a pretext all the way
through the raid, the Israeli public radio claimed.
Renewed Israeli raids in al-Khalil
[ 27/06/2014 - 01:13 PM ]
The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) escorted by hordes of Israeli
extremist settlers have renewed at dawn Friday their abrupt assaults on
Palestinians in al-Khalil, as part of the brutal campaign launched in
the occupied West Bank in search of alleged kidnapped Israelis.
Scores of heavily-armed Israeli patrols backed by armed settlers invaded
Bab al-Zawia and al-Ja’bari neighborhoods, where violent clashes broke
out between the Israeli soldiers and the unarmed Palestinian civilians.
According to eyewitnesses, the Israeli army and settlers broke into
the home of Palestinian citizen Fahd Ja’bari and assaulted its native
inhabitants, firing stun grenades and tear gas canisters in the attack.
10 Palestinian civilians, all Ju’bari family members, were rounded
up in the process. 10 other citizens were left injured and treated for
Meanwhile, the IOF stormed Ein Sara, Ras al-Joura,
and Halhoul, in al-Khalil, and rummaged through Palestinian homes.
The invading troops also bulldozed lands in the Haksa area,
southwest of Halhoul city, which has been cordoned off the by the IOF
for more than eight days.
The IOF intensified their presence on
rooftops of houses and among vineyards in search for the kidnapped
Hundreds of illegal Israeli settlers and soldiers storm
Joseph's tomb in the Palestinian city of Nablus
[ 27/06/2014 - 06:15 AM ]
Hundreds of illegal Israeli settlers stormed Joseph's tomb to the
east of the Palestinian city of Nablus city on Thursday night to perform
Talmudic rituals amid heavy Israeli military protection.
sources revealed that violent clashes erupted when Israeli forces
stormed the area to provide protection for the settlers who came in
large numbers. The sources said Palestinian young men threw stones at
the soldiers and settlers during their presence in the area.
Meanwhile, the invading troops erected a number of military checkpoints
at the city's entrances and on the roads near the mausoleum, the sources
Jews claim that the remains of Prophet Yusuf (Joseph) were
buried in the tomb east of Nablus. Palestinians and historians, however,
insist that it is the tomb of a Muslim scholar called Yusuf Dweekat.
Archaeologists have confirmed that the tomb is not old enough to support
the claim that it is Prophet Yusuf’s, dating it back just a few hundred
UN security council fails to condemn Israel
[ 27/06/2014 - 01:40 PM ]
NEW YORK, (PIC)--
The UN security council failed for the second time to condemn Israel
over its large-scale military operation in search of the three missing
settlers in the West Bank.
According to Yedioth Ahronoth
newspaper, Arab and Muslim countries group, that includes Saudi Arabia
and Iran, Qatar, and Kuwait, officially demanded the UN security council
to condemn Israel's military operation in the West Bank.
Arab-Muslim request was tabled by Russian ambassador to the UN Vitaly
Churkin during a closed session of the UN security council.
This was the second time in the past few days that the Arab-Muslim
attempt to condemn Israel at the security council fails, the newspaper
Israeli Air Force Carries Out A Series Of Attacks In Gaza
Saturday June 28, 2014 10:56 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies
Media sources in the besieged Gaza Strip have reported that the
Israeli Air Force attacked several targets and areas in the coastal
region, causing excessive property damage.
The sources said that
an F-16 fighter jet fired at least one missile into an area close to the
Nitzarim former settlement, causing excessive damage to a number of
homes and property.
Several Palestinians, especially the
children, suffered anxiety attacks due to the shelling.
Force also fired two missiles into a public beach park, belonging to the
The attack against the park was the second in a
few hours, as the army fired three missiles into it in the first strike.
Another missile was fired into an agricultural land, west of the
Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza, causing excessive damage to a
number of homes, and property.
On Friday evening, Israeli tanks
fired several shells into Palestinian lands, east of the al-Qarara town,
east of Khan Younis city, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
The tanks, stationed close to the Kissufim military base, across the
border, fired at least five shells, local sources said.
Friday, two Palestinians were killed, and three were injured, when an
Israeli drone fired a missile at a car, in the ash-Shaty’ refugee camp,
west of Gaza City. http://www.imemc.org/article/68255
Seven more Palestinians, including two brothers and a pregnant
woman, where injured the Khuza’a town, east of Khan Younis, when Israeli
tanks fired a number of shells targeting homes and lands.
Child Injured, Four Kidnapped In Bethlehem
Saturday June 28, 2014 09:39 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies
Palestinian medical sources have reported, that a child was injured
in the Deheishe refugee camp, in Bethlehem, on Saturday at dawn, and
four Palestinians were kidnapped in the district, as dozens of soldiers
invaded the camp, and other parts of Bethlehem.
said a 15-year-old child was hit by fragmentation of a concussion
grenade, fired by soldiers invading the camp, and was moved to the
Several Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas
inhalation, and received treatment by local medics.
said the soldiers broke into and ransacked several homes in the camp,
and kidnapped two Palestinians identified as Nidal Naim Abu Aker, 47,
and Shady Issa Ma’aly, 38.
In addition, several Israeli military
jeeps invaded the Saff Street, in Bethlehem, broke into and searched
several homes, and kidnapped one Palestinian, identified as Walid
Mohammad al-Bostanji, 40.
Soldiers also invaded Mrah Rabah
village, south of Bethlehem, and kidnapped Ahmad Qassem ash-Sheikh, 40,
and breaking into his home and violently searching it.
Israeli Police Attacks Nonviolent Protesters In Umm al-Fahm
Saturday June 28, 2014 01:15 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News
As dozens of nonviolent protesters marched, on Friday, in support of
Palestinian political prisoners, in Umm al-Fahm Arab town in historic
Palestine, Israeli policemen and undercover forces attacked them, firing
gas bombs and concussion grenades at them, causing several injuries.
Arab Member of Knesset, Afo Agbaria, was mildly injured when a
concussion grenade struck him in the chest.
marched, carrying Palestinian flags, and chanted in support of
Palestinian political prisoners held by Israel, and also chanted against
the ongoing Israeli violations against the detainees, and ongoing crimes
against the Palestinian people.
The police fired several gas
bombs and concussion grenades before attacking the protesters with
batons, causing several injuries and, finally, kidnapping several
Arab Member of Knesset (MK), chairperson of the
Hadash Party (Democratic Front for Peace and Equality), Mohammad Barakeh,
stated that the attack, by the police and undercover forces, was
planned, especially since the undercover forces deliberately targeted MK
Related: Forces Suppress Weekly Marches in Ramallah,
Two Palestinians Killed, Three Injured, As Army Bombards Gaza
Saturday June 28, 2014 00:30 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News
Palestinian medical sources have reported that two Palestinians have
been killed, and three others injured, when an Israeli drone fired a
missile at a car, in the ash-Shati’ refugee camp, west of Gaza City.
The sources said that Osama al-Hassoumy, 29, and Mohammad al-Faseeh,
24, from Sheikh Radwan neighborhood northwest of Gaza city, were killed,
and three Palestinians were injured.
The severely mutilated and
burnt remains of the slain Palestinians, and the wounded residents, have
all been moved to the Shifa Hospital, west of Gaza.
The attack took
place near the home of senior Hamas leader, Ismael Haniyya.
Salah Ed-Deen Brigades, the armed wing of the Popular Resistance
Committees, said that the two slain Palestinians are both members of its
ranks. Both are from Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.
In addition, the Israeli army fired four artillery shells into the
eastern areas of Khan Younis.
Eyewitnesses said Israeli drones
can still be seen and heard flying over the area, and are causing
interruption of all wireless, and TV services.
Friday, two children and a pregnant woman, were among seven Palestinians
injured in Israeli shelling targeting Khan Younis, in the southern part
of the Gaza Strip. http://www.imemc.org/article/68249
Child, Pregnant Woman, Among Seven Injured in Israeli
Friday June 27, 2014 12:09 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies
Gaza - Palestinian medical sources have reported, on Friday, that
seven Palestinians, including a child and a pregnant woman, have been
injured when the Israeli army fired artillery shells into Khan Younis,
in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
Dr. Ashraf al-Qodra,
spokesperson of the Ministry of Health in Gaza, stated that the seven
Palestinians, including an eleven-year old child, and the pregnant
woman, were wounded were the soldiers fired several shells into a
neighborhood east of Khuza’a town.
He added that the wounded
Palestinians were moved to the Algerian Hospital and the Gaza-European
Eyewitnesses said Israeli shells also struck
several homes and two mosques, causing excessive property damage.
Meanwhile, the Israeli army alleged that an explosive charge detonated
military vehicle driving close to the border fence, in the southern
part of the Gaza Strip.
The army said the explosive caused
damage to the vehicle, but no injuries, and that the soldiers fired a
number of artillery shells into the area.
Forces Suppress Weekly Marches in Ramallah, Bethlehem
Friday June 27, 2014 23:04 by Chris Carlson - 1 of International
Middle East Media Center Editorial Group
Israeli soldiers attacked a weekly march against the occupation and
settlements in Nabi Saleh, on Friday. Another weekly march was attacked
in Bilin, and yet another in the village of al-Maasara, in Bethlehem.
A weekly march beginning at al-Shuhadaa square, in the center of
Nabi Saleh, took place in Palestine today, in which dozens of local
residents, foreigners and other activists participated with chants
against the Israeli occupation, it illegal settlements and the silence
of the international community, as they called for national unity among
Clashes erupted after Israeli forces suppressed
the march using tear-gas canisters and rubber-coated steel bullets,
Ma'an News Agency has reported. A number of youth responded by throwing
rocks at the soldiers.
Dozens reportedly choked the gas, while
some were injured by rubber-coated bullets, as randomly fired tear-gas
canisters set fire to nearby lands.
Soldiers inside declared it
a military zone and sealed off the entrance.
Meanwhile, in Bilin
(Ramallah), Ma'an further reports that dozens of Palestinians and
foreigners were also injured and choked on tear gas when Israeli forces
suppressed during a similar march, as demonstartors approached the
Another weekly march was attacked in al-Maasara
village in Bethlehem, where protesters marched in solidarity with
Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, including Ayman Itbeish, who has
reportedly been on hunger strike for more than 100 days.
detailed info on Israeli attacks on non-violent protests, see the PCHR
Weekly Report: http://www.imemc.org/article/68246
Jerusalem Refugee Camp
Friday June 27, 2014 22:08 by Chris Carlson - 1 of International
Middle East Media Center Editorial Group
Further attacks reported from al-Aqsa
Yesterday, an Israeli bulldozer demolished a mosque that was erected
in a refugee camp located in occupied East Jerusalem. Violations against
the Palestinian Muslim community continued in the region with attacks on
a woman, a child and an elderly at al-Aqsa Mosque.
the spokesman of the camp, Thaer Fasfous, the Israeli municipality of
Jerusalem ordered bulldozers to demolish al-Rebat mosque in the Shuafat
refugee camp, located next to an Israeli military checkpoint and a
section of the massive apartheid wall which courses in and around the
West Bank region.
He added, in a statement to Al Ray, that the
building had been used by drug users, in the past, but that it was
converted into a mosque, in the attempt to make it into a holy place.
Israeli forces destroyed the mosque to turn the area into a
The PNN further reports that, on the same day, special
forces took an elderly Palestinian man from the al-Aqsa mosque compound
and transferred him to an interrogation center in Jerusalem.
on Thursday, Ziad Abu Rahal, a Palestinian student from the city of
Nazareth, was arrested while trying to prevent Israeli settlers from
storming the compound. Two days ago, soldiers attacked a woman and a
child in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, after around 80 Israeli settlers
raided the compound with the support of Israeli Police.
to an eyewitness in the area, the Israeli army assaulted a teacher,
Randa Abu- Sneineh, and her student, Meslah Naser Shhadeh, upon which
they were transferred to a nearby hospital.
The day before,
Israeli forces arrested four children between the ages of 11 and 14, for
flying a kite made with a
The so-called "Temple Mount" group has called
for a general campaign against al-Aqsa as Ramadan approaches.