Israeli Occupation Soldiers Attack Muslim
Worshippers at Al-Aqsa Mosque with Grenades, Gas Bombs and Rubber-Coated
Metal Bullets, Kidnap Dozens of Palestinians in the West Bank, November
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Many Injuries Reported as Israeli occupation soldiers
Invade Al-Aqsa Mosque
Wednesday November 05, 2014 11:04 by IMEMC & Agencies
Dozens of Israeli occupation soldiers invaded, on Wednesday morning,
Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound in occupied Al-Quds (Jerusalem), assaulted
Muslim worshipers with concussion grenades, gas bombs and rubber-coated
metal bullets, and invaded the main mosque within the compound.
The Ma'an News Agency said dozens of Israeli occupation soldiers invaded
the yards of the mosque through the al-Maghariba Gate and the Silsila
Gate and assaulted dozens of worshipers who managed to reach the mosque
Shaikh Azzam al-Khatib, head of the Islamic Waqf and
Endowment in Jerusalem, stated that dozens of soldiers invaded the al-Qibli
mosque while heavily armed.
Al-Khatib denounced the military
desecration of the mosque, and this serious violation, especially since
the soldiers violated the sanctity of the mosque, wearing their shoes
and carrying their weapons into the house of prayer, in a serious
escalation and assault.
Eyewitnesses said clashes took place
inside the al-Qibli mosque of Al-Aqsa and that the soldiers fired dozens
of gas bombs and concussion grenades at the worshipers causing several
injuries. Two people suffered serious head wounds, and one who was shot
in his eye.
Palestinian medics rushed to the scene, but the
soldiers prevented them from entering the mosque compound for more than
30 minutes before they decided to allow just one doctor and a nurse to
Initial reports indicate that around 40 Palestinians have
The soldiers then closed the gates of the al-Qibli
mosque with chains and iron bars, and hurled concussion grenades at the
Earlier on Wednesday at dawn, the soldiers
prevented all Muslim men below the age of 50 from entering the mosque,
and allowed the women through only after withholding their ID cards.
Following dawn prayers, Israel prevented all worshipers, including
Waqf Department employees and around 500 Sharia students, from entering
The soldiers opened the mosque more than an hour
later following extensive talks.
The soldiers also closed all
gates of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, except for Bab Hatta, Bab Al-Majlis
(Council Gate) and Bab as-Silsila (Chain Gate).
In related news,
dozens of Israeli fanatics invaded the yards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque,
amidst extensive police and military deployment, and toured in the area
amidst calls for more extensive invasions of the Mosque compound.
Also in Jerusalem, Israeli soldiers demolished an under-construction
Palestinian home in the at-Tour neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem.
The soldiers also kidnapped at least 17 Palestinians in occupied
Jerusalem, and Abu Dis nearby town.
Clashes rock Al-Aqsa Mosque compound
(updated) 05/11/2014 13:09
Ras al-Amud on Oct. 31, 2014 (AFP/File Jack Guez) JERUSALEM (Ma'an)
Israeli occupation government police clashed with Palestinian
worshipers inside Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Al-Quds (Jerusalem) on
Wednesday and right-wing Israeli Jews toured the holy place, witnesses
Palestinian guards of the mosque said dozens of
Israeli occupation government police officers raided the compound,
entering through the Maghariba and
Silsila Gates and firing stun grenades and rubber-coated bullets to
disperse Muslim worshipers.
The guards said several youths
suffered from excessive tear gas inhalation and were injured by
rubber-coated bullets and shrapnel from stun grenades.
added that two of the youths were badly injured -- one in the head and
another in the eye.
A doctor and nurse were allowed to enter the
compound an hour later.
Israeli occupation government police
raided the Al-Qibli Mosque, where Muslims conduct Friday prayers, and
later closed the mosque with chains and steel barriers as right-wing
Jews prepared to tour the compound, Azzam Al-Khatib, the director of the
Jerusalem department of religious endowment, told Ma'an.
Additionally, restrictions were imposed on Palestinian worshipers
entering the compound. Men under 50 years old were banned from entering
and women were forced to hand over their identity cards upon entering.
The clashes quickly spread into the alleys of the surrounding
Al-Quds Old City, an AFP correspondent reported.
Gate, one of the seven entrances to the historic heart of East
Jerusalem, Israeli police fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse a
large crowd of Palestinians.
Dozens of children on their way to
school were affected by the gas, the correspondent reported.
Israeli occupation government police confirmed the clashes.
"Dozens of masked protesters threw stones and firecrackers at security
forces who then entered (Al-Haram Al-Sharif Compound) and pushed the
demonstrators back inside the mosque," the spokeswoman told AFP.
The clashes came amid continued tensions over right-wing Jewish demands
to be able to pray inside the compound despite being off-limits in
mainstream Judaism, in addition to the expansion of Israeli settlement
building in Palestinian East Jerusalem.
Israeli Occupation Army Denies Hundreds Of Worshipers Access
To The Al-Aqsa Mosque
Tuesday November 04, 2014 12:27 by IMEMC & Agencies
Hundreds of Palestinian Muslims had to perform dawn prayers in the
streets and alleys of the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, after
Israeli occupation soldiers and police officers denied them access to
the Al-Aqsa Mosque for dawn prayers.
Local sources said the
soldiers continued to prevent all Palestinians males, below the age of
40, from entering the mosque during dawn and morning hours for the third
The WAFA News Agency said dozens of Israeli
extremists invaded the yards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque during morning hours
under heavy police and army deployment.
Similar to numerous
previous invasions, the attack took place through the Al-Magharba Gate,
while the extremists conducted provocative tours in the entire area of
Israeli fanatics are planning to invade the mosque
area in large numbers, Wednesday, while the Palestinians said they would
be countering the attack, WAFA said.
The Wednesday invasion
marks a week after the attempted killing of extremist rabbi Yehuda
Glick, while hundreds, if not thousands, of fanatics are said to be
participating in the attack.
A statement released by the
so-called Temple Mount Movement called for thousands of Israelis,
including Members of Knesset and senior figures, to gather near the Al-Magharba
Gate, before advancing into the mosque’s yards to “perform prayers,”
Army Kidnaps 17 Palestinians In Occupied Jerusalem
Wednesday November 05, 2014 12:26 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies
Israeli soldiers invaded various villages and neighborhoods in
occupied East Jerusalem, and the Abu Dis nearby town, broke into and
ransacked dozens of homes, and kidnapped at least 17 Palestinians.
Local sources said the police and the army surrounded entire
neighborhoods in occupied Jerusalem, before invading them and breaking
into homes, and ransacking them.
The Ad-Dameer Prisoner Support
and Human Rights Association said the soldiers kidnapped 13 young
Palestinian men in occupied East Jerusalem.
It said the
kidnapped have been identified as Fadi Abu Sbeih, Suleiman Sayyad,
Yousef Dari, Ayoub Abu al-Hawa, Mahmoud Shweiki, Badea’ Gheith, Mohammad
Joulani, Yousef Eskafi, Mahmoud ‘Obeid, Mahmoud Jayyar, Kathem Anous
(child), Moath ar-Razem and Ala’ Ar-Razem.
military vehicles also surrounded Abu Dis town, before invading it and
conducting searches of homes and cars, and kidnapping four Palestinians
identified as Mohammad Daoud Halabiyya, Mohammad Nabil Bader, Raed Ahmad
Rabea’ and Mohammad Saleh Khanafsa.
The army recently kidnapped
dozens of Palestinians, including several children in numerous invasions
in Abu Dis, southeast of Jerusalem.
Lawyer Bassam Bahar, head of
the Abu Dis Lands Defense Committee, stated that dozens of youths have
been kidnapped, and many injured, in Abu Dis, especially during the
latest Israeli aggression on Gaza.
He added that among the
wounded are Adam Hisham Erekat, who suffered a serious head injury,
Hamza Hisham Erekat, who was shot in the leg, and Khaled Jamal Bader,
who suffered a serious gunshot injury to the neck.
Many of the
kidnapped Palestinians are still held by Israel, including two teenagers
identified as Yacoub Jamal Bader, 17, ‘Odai Yousef Bader, 19, and a
child identified as Baker Dandees.
Bahar said all of the
kidnapped Palestinians are below the age of 20, and that the soldiers
held, last week, both the father and brother of Yacoub to pressure him
into handing himself in to the army.
At Least Six Palestinians Kidnapped During Overnight West
Tuesday November 04, 2014 22:11 by IMEMC News & Agencies
Israeli forces are reported to have kidnapped, at dawn on Tuesday,
six Palestinian citizens during a large-scale raid campaign throughout
the occupied West Bank.
Palestinian media, local sources said that forces arrested a
university student after violently storming and searching his home in
Deir Sammit town, to the south of al-Khalil (Hebron).
members were reportedly left outdoors in rainy weather, during the
search. Additionally, two ex-detainees, having served several months in
Israeli jails, were also detained when Israeli soldiers violently raided
their homes in Beit Ummar, in Hebron city.
During the campaign,
Israeli troops stormed a number of homes as they allegedly looked for a
wanted person. One high school student received a summons for
interrogation during a raid on his parents' home.
Israeli soldiers abducted injured young man Mujahed al-Iz, at dawn
today, from his home.
Dozens of citizens were also reportedly
detained and interrogated during the night at Dothan and Barta'a
military checkpoints, to the southwest of Jenin, while their vehicles
Israeli forces also intensified their presence in
Yabud town, where they carried out a search operation in the
In related news, the Palestinian Prisoners'
Society has reported that forces detained, last October, around 100
al-Khalil, 45 of whom have been kept in
Israel Approves 278 Settlement Units In Occupied East
Wednesday November 05, 2014 13:20 by IMEMC & Agencies
The Israeli “Planning and Construction Committee” in Jerusalem
approved, Tuesday, the construction of 278 units for Jewish settlers in
occupied East Jerusalem.
Israeli sources said the approval is
meant or the construction of 216 units in Ramot illegal settlement, and
62 in Jabal Abu Ghneim settlement (Har Homa).
Last Sunday, Israel
approved the construction of 500 units in Ramat Shlomo illegal
settlement, and approved paving a new road, leading to the settlement,
by illegally confiscating privately owned Palestinian lands.
Israeli government of Benjamin Netanyahu intends to approve various
settlement construction projects in occupied East Jerusalem, in what it
called a “retaliation to Palestinian diplomatic moves around the world,”
and to punish the Palestinian Authority for joining a number of United
Nations organizations and treaties.
Israel will likely be
announcing more projects in the near future, meant for constructing and
expanding illegal settlements not only in occupied Jerusalem, but also
in various areas in the West Bank.
Israel to Approve Over 600 New Housing Units in Jerusalem
Tuesday November 04, 2014 21:29 by IMEMC News & Agencies
The Israeli Planning Commission is scheduled to meet, on Monday, to
approve building plans for 660 new housing units in the Jerusalem
settlement of Ramat Shlomo, according to a report by Channel 10.
The housing plans recently announced by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu reportedly state that 660 units are to be built in Ramat
Shlomo, in addition to an additional 400 units in the southeastern
settlement of Har Homa.
Channel 10 also said that Mr. Netanyahu
also ordered a forward move in the "services" projects for settlers
throughout the occupied West Bank, to include streets and public
The channel earlier, according to Al Ray, revealed
Netanyahu's intention to approve the construction of 1,000 housing units
Jerusalem and the
West Bank as part of a deal with the Israeli right party.
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