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Israeli Occupation Soldiers Kidnap More Palestinians, Storm Neighborhoods in the West Bank, Raid Southern Gaza, Fire at Fishermen

May 12, 2014

Clashes, Injuries, Reported As Army Attacks Educational Facilities In Abu Dis

Monday May 12, 2014 12:42 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies
[Monday Morning, May 12, 2014]

Dozens of Israeli soldiers surrounded the al-Quds Open University, and a number of schools, in Abu Dis town, near occupied East Jerusalem, and clashed with local youths causing dozens of injuries.

The Maan News Agency said the soldiers invaded the area to close a gap, created recently by local youths, in the Annexation Wall.

Coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements in Jerusalem, Hani Halabiyya, stated that dozens of soldiers invaded the area, especially where the gap is located near the Al-Quds Open University, leading to clashes with dozens of local youths.

Halabiyya said the army surrounded the University, and fired dozens of rubber-coated metal bullets, gas bombs, concussion grenades and several rounds of live ammunition, especially targeting the Engineering College and Computer Science Department.

‘Ala Bassa, a local medic working for the al-Eezariyya Local Council, told the Maan News Agency that dozens of Palestinians, including students of the Abu Dis School for Males, the Abu Dis University and the Arab College, suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.

He further stated that several Palestinians, (including two who were injured by rubber-coated bullets and nine of those who suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation), were moved to a local clinic; the rest suffered mild injuries and did not require further medical attention.

All students and staff of the attacked educational facilities were sent home due to the intensity of gas fired by the invading soldiers.

Fourteen Palestinians Kidnapped Near Qalqilia, One Woman Near Jenin

Monday May 12, 2014 11:34 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies
[Monday, May 12, 2014]

Israeli occupation soldiers invaded different Palestinian neighborhoods in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and kidnapped 14 Palestinians. One woman was also kidnapped near the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

Local sources said dozens of soldiers invaded the village, during late night hours, and violently searched dozens of homes, and kidnapped fourteen Palestinians.

The kidnapped residents have been identified as Abdullah Rajab Jom’a, 25, Ja’far Jom’a, 24, Bassam Walid Barham, 21, Harb Jom’a, 32, Odai Barham, 20, As’ad ‘Amer, 23, Mohammad Abdul-Rahman Eshteiwy, 32, Dia’ Jom’a, 24, Atwa Abdul-Latif Jom’a, 22, Ra’ed Taiseer Barham, 20, Mos’ab Daoud Hussein, 25, Sami Barham, 30, Ra’fat Mofeed Barham, 26, and Anas Waleed Barham, 24.

All kidnapped Palestinians were cuffed and blindfolded by the soldiers before they were moved to a nearby security and military center.

In the Jenin district, in the northern part of the West Bank, soldiers kidnapped the wife of a Palestinian political prisoner from Arraba town, and invaded homes and a structure.

The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported that the army kidnapped Fida’ Hosni Sheebany, the wife of detainee Mustafa Sheebany, who was taken prisoner by the army in 2003, and is serving three life terms.

WAFA said the soldiers searched the Sheebany residence, and ransacked its property, before invading and searching a home and an agricultural structure that belong resident Husam Sheebany.

The family said the army interrogated them or several hours, and forced them out of the homes while searching them.

Soldiers also invaded and searched the homes of Taiseer Ghawadra, and his sons Waseem, Baseem, and Odai. Property damage has been reported.

In Bethlehem, dozens of soldiers invaded the Deheisha refugee camp, south of the city, violently searched several homes, and kidnapped one Palestinian.

Eyewitnesses said resident Ibrahim Yahia Da’amsa, 30 years of age, was kidnapped by the soldiers who later moved him to the Etzion military base for interrogation.

Soldiers also invaded the homes of Bassem Abdul-Rahman al-Hasanaat and Ali al-Afandy, and violently searched them.

The Radio Bethlehem 2000 has reported that the soldiers surrounded the area of the Bethlehem Central Market, near the Deheisha refugee camp, and prevented the residents from reaching it.

The soldiers also fired several concussion grenades at the Palestinians in an attempt to remove them from the area.

Israeli Occupation Army Invades Bethlehem, Kidnaps A Palestinian, Searches Property

Monday May 12, 2014 10:45 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies
[Monday At Dawn, May 12, 2014]

Several Israeli occupation forces' jeeps invaded various Palestinian communities in the West Bank district of Bethlehem, kidnapped one Palestinian, searched homes and a masonry workshop.

Local sources said that dozens of soldiers invaded the Deheisha refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, violently searched several homes, and kidnapped one Palestinian.

The sources stated the army kidnapped Ibrahim Yahia Da’amsa, 30 years of age, and took him to the Etzion military base for interrogation.

Soldiers also invaded the homes of Bassem Abdul-Rahman al-Hasanaat and Ali al-Afandy, and violently searched them.

The Radio Bethlehem 2000 has reported that the soldiers surrounded the area of the Bethlehem Central Market, near the Deheisha refugee camp, and prevented the residents from reaching it.

Soldiers also fired several concussion grenades at the Palestinians in an attempt to remove them from the area.

In addition, several Israeli occupation military jeeps invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, broke into and searched a masonry that belongs to resident Amin Abu Ayyash.

The occupation soldiers also invaded the al-Ma’sara village, south of Bethlehem, and violently searched the home of Hasan Breijiyya, coordinator of the Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in Bethlehem.

On Sunday, several Israeli military jeeps invaded the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, and detained two schoolchildren.

Ahmad Salah, spokesperson of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements in al-Khader, said the soldiers invaded a local school in the town, and detained Ibrahim Hasan Yousef Issa, 14, and Ramzy Hasan Mohammad Salah, 15.

IOF kidnaps six Palestinians, storms different West Bank areas

[ 11/05/2014 - 04:15 PM ]


The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Sunday morning kidnapped six Palestinians and invaded different West Bank areas.

According to the Palestinian information center (PIC) reporter in the West Bank, the IOF detained four Palestinian young men during their presence near Jalama military checkpoint to the north of Jenin city.    Local sources reported that the four youths are from Jenin refugee camp and were taken to an interrogation center in a military post to the north of the city.

Israeli military patrols also stormed today morning Meithalun town to the south of Jenin, which triggered violent clashes between Palestinian young men and the invading troops. 

Two other Palestinian young men were taken prisoners during an Israeli military campaign in Beit Ummar town to the north of Al-Khalil city.

Local sources told the PIC reporter that Israeli soldiers kidnapped Yousuf Akhmis and Yousuf Akhlil as they were en route to their workplace in occupied Jerusalem.

Moreover, the IOF set up a makeshift checkpoint near the main entrance to Beit Ummar town and embarked on searching passing cars and checking the IDs of passersby.

In a separate incident, Palestinian young men carried out a firebomb attack on an Israeli military watchtower to the southwest of Nablus city, specifically on the road leading to Yitzhar settlement.

Eyewitnesses told the PIC that the tower and two military tents caught fire during the attack before an Israeli military unit rushed to the scene with a fire truck and extinguished the flames.

In Nablus city, a large number of Israeli troops stormed Hawara town and deployed themselves in Sawabni and Ibn Sina College neighborhoods.

The invading troops also placed a barrier outside a Palestinian home in the town during the campaign.

Another Israeli military unit reportedly intensified its presence at dawn today in Azzun town to the east of Qalqiliya city.

Citizens suffer breathing problems during IOF raid on Salfit

[ 11/05/2014 - 05:51 PM ]


Israeli occupation forces (IOF) raided the city of Salfit, north of the West Bank, on Sunday morning.

Local sources said that young men threw stones and empty bottles at the invading forces, who fired teargas and rubber bullets to disperse them causing many cases of suffocation and dizziness among inhabitants.

They said that IOF patrols roamed the streets of Salfit and detained a number of young men for field interrogation but no arrests were reported.

Israeli gunboats open fire at Palestinian fishermen, IOF raids southern Gaza

[ 12/05/2014 - 07:31 AM ]


Israeli navy gunboats opened heavy machinegun fire at Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of southern Gaza Strip on Sunday night.

Nizar Ayyash, the chairman of the fishermen syndicate, said that the incident took place off Rafah coast, adding that no casualties were suffered.

Israeli gunboats routinely open fire at Palestinian fishermen in the event they crossed the six nautical miles radius allowed for their fishing, which killed a number of them and wounded others.

At approximately the same time Israeli occupation forces (IOF) raided southern Gaza on Sunday night.

A field observer said that IOF soldiers advanced into north eastern Khan Younis amidst heavy over flights of warplanes.

He said that the soldiers were shooting at two Palestinians who tried to infiltrate the Gaza border fence into 1948 occupied Palestinian land.

Illegal Israeli Jewish settlers spray racist graffiti, insults to Prophet Muhammed

[ 11/05/2014 - 05:42 PM ]


Illegal Israeli Jewish fanatics sprayed racist slurs on the walls of a workshop in Petah Tikva, east of Tel Aviv, on Sunday reading “Death to Arabs”.

Israeli police said that the incident was part of the Price Tag attacks, adding that an insult to Prophet Mohammed was also sprayed on the same walls.

It claimed that investigations were underway but no suspects were arrested.

In another incident, Jewish settlers desecrated Nabi Younus mosque in Halhoul town, north of al-Khalil, at dawn Sunday.

An eyewitness, Mohammed Zamara, told the PIC that dozens of Jewish settlers, under Israeli occupation army protection, stormed the town and performed Talmudic rituals in the mosque’s yards.

He pointed out that this was not the first time that settlers desecrated the sanctity of the mosque.

Illegal Israeli Jewish settlers ravage cultivated land in Beit Ummar town

[ 12/05/2014 - 08:53 AM ]


A group of illegal fanatic Israeli Jewish settlers on Sunday sabotaged dozens of grapevines and olive trees in a field belonging to a Palestinian farmer in Beit Ummar town to the north of Al-Khalil city.

Farmer Hammad Asleibi was shocked when he saw Jewish settlers destroying dozens of his fruitful trees on his own land, which is located a few meters away from Bat Ayin settlement to the north of Al-Khalil.

When Asleibi rushed to his land to check the damage, the settlers hurled stones at him, according to the popular committee against the segregation wall and settlement activities in Beit Ummar town.

The same piece of land had been exposed before to similar attacks by Jewish settlers.

More than 300 of its trees were ruined in previous incidents.

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