Gaza Under Tight Israeli-Egyptian Siege, More
Palestinians Killed and Injured, Israel Denies Islamic Burials to the
December 5, 2015
Muslim worshippers prostrating during prayer at Al-Aqsa Mosque
in Al-Quds, Jerusalem
Thousands of angry Palestinians tried on Friday evening to break
into Rafah border crossing gate in protest against Egypt’s tight
restrictions at the crossing, December 4, 2015 pic
42 Palestinians were injured Friday evening as Israeli
Occupation Forces opened their gunfire at Palestinian protesters
near the border fence east of Gaza, December 4, 2015 pic
||Two marches were organized
in occupied Jerusalem on Friday afternoon in protest against
Israel's holding of slain Palestinians’ bodies, December 4, 2015
Al-Aqsa Mosque preacher calls for delivery of bodies of slain
December 4, 2015, OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)--
The preacher of the Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Yousef Abu Snene, called in
his Friday sermon (Khutba) on Israel to deliver the bodies of slain
Palestinians to their families to be buried in accordance with Islamic
He said that the Palestinians in their native holy city
‘Jerusalem’ are suffering a lot and have been targeted in their homes
and means of sustenance.
The Sheikh pointed to the Israeli policy
of demolishing Palestinian homes, the latest of which was that of martyr
Ibrahim Akkari, which was done in broad daylight and in front of TV
cameras in the presence of thousands of heavily-armed soldiers.
The Aqsa Mosque is daily defiled, settlers desecrate its courtyards and
soldiers assault worshipers and arrest them at will with no one in the
world doing anything to condemn and stop such practices, the preacher
He did not forget to mention the Palestinian prisoners
in Israeli jails and how they are deprived of basic and simple rights in
Sheikh Yousef addressed the congregation saying, “Look
at the people of al-Quds … how they are suffering in their daily life
due to the enemy’s tightening the noose on their businesses … imposing
taxes and fines, draining their resources, and erecting barriers”.
Thousands of Palestinians attended the Friday Khutba in the holy
site amidst tight Israeli military measures in various areas of occupied
Jerusalemite marches call for the release of Palestinians’
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)--
Two marches were organized in occupied Jerusalem on Friday afternoon
in protest against Israel's holding of slain Palestinians’ bodies.
Angry protesters marched in Qalandia refugee camp while chanting
slogans calling for the release of the bodies of five Palestinians who
were shot and killed by Israeli forces in the refugee camp.
Israeli forces opened fire at the demonstrators once they reached
Qalandia military checkpoint. No injuries were reported during the
A similar march was organized in Shufat refugee camp in
occupied Jerusalem in protest against the Israeli demolition policy and
the refusal to return Palestinians’ bodies.
Following the march,
violent clashes broke out at the entrance of the camp as IOF fired tear
gas bombs at the protesters.
The participants responded by
throwing stones and Molotov Cocktails at the soldiers.
hundreds of Palestinians participated in a march organized by Hamas
Movement in Tulkarem in rejection to Israeli escalated crimes and
The participants expressed their total support with
the martyr Izz al-Din Faik Raddad’s family after Israeli forces brutally
stormed their home on Friday morning.
Raddad was shot dead
earlier on Thursday for allegedly carrying out a stabbing attack.
Slow, selective crossing process at Rafah crossing
Thousands of angry Palestinians tried on Friday evening to break into
Rafah border crossing gate in protest against Egypt’s tight restrictions
at the crossing.
Earlier Thursday, Egyptian authorities
exceptionally opened Rafah border crossing with Gaza for two days in
both directions after a closure that lasted for over three months
consecutively which is the longest period in its history.
the two days opening, only 389 passengers out of 25,000 residents, with
humanitarian needs whose names are registered in the records of travel
department, were allowed to pass through the crossing.
early morning hours, thousands of Palestinian patients, students, and
holders of foreign passports gathered outside the crossing gate waiting
for their turn to travel.
However, only two buses were allowed to
pass through the supposedly ‘open’ border terminal.
the Palestinian Interior Ministry strongly condemned the slow and
selective crossing at the border.
The process is slow,
unsatisfactory as some of the patients have been waiting for over 24
hours in order to cross the terminal, he said.
Rafah border crossing was closed for 318 days
in 2015 including 105 days in a row. It was opened for just 19 days
separately over the past 11 months. This too long closure caused a
tragic humanitarian disaster in the besieged Gaza Strip.
Dozens of injuries reported as IOF opens fire in Qalqilia
Dozens of injuries were reported as clashes broke out between Israeli
Occupation Forces (IOF) and Palestinian youths in the Qalqilia village
of Kafr Qaddum.
Local youths as well as foreign peace activists
participated in the weekly anti-settlement march before Israeli forces
fired tear gas, stun grenades, and rubber-coated steel bullets at the
demonstrators, locals told the PIC reporter.
responded by throwing stones at the Israeli forces, the sources added.
Meanwhile, violent clashes erupted anew in Naqar neighborhood in the
city of Qalqilia. The confrontations have been ongoing for several days
as IOF continues to close the western entrance to the city.
Several citizens choked on tear gas during the clashes.
42 Palestinians injured in IOF shooting on Gaza
Around 42 Palestinians were injured Friday evening as Israeli
Occupation Forces (IOF) opened their gunfire at Palestinian protesters
near the border fence east of Gaza.
Spokesperson for the
Palestinian health Ministry affirmed that 42 protesters were injured in
the IOF shooting.
Eyewitnesses and medical sources said that 14
injuries were reported as Israeli soldiers stationed at Nahal Oz border
crossing shot live rounds and tear gas bombs at Palestinian youths from
Shijaiya neighborhood in Gaza City.
The injured were taken to
Shifa Hospital for treatment of live shot wounds in their feet, the
Similar clashes broke out in Khan Younis, south of
the besieged Strip, where ten people were injured with live shots while
others suffered from effects of tear gas inhalation east of al-Bureij
refugee camp in central Gaza.
Seven other injuries were reported
north of the Strip.
Since the outbreak of the Jerusalem Intifada
two months ago, clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces usually
take place on Fridays near Gaza borders as youths protest Israel’s
continued violations in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem.
Israeli navy attacks fishermen off Gaza coast
The Israeli occupation navy on Friday morning opened machinegun fire
at Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of al-Sudaniya and al-Waha
areas, northwest of the Gaza Strip.
Eyewitnesses from the areas
said that Israeli gunboats started at 05:30 in the morning to open fire
sporadically at fishermen working inside Gaza waters, which forced them
to go ashore.
Luckily, none of the fishermen was injured in the
The Israeli occupation army has carried out hundreds
of gunfire attacks against Palestinian civilians in border areas and off
the coast of Gaza since it accepted an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with
the resistance on August 26, 2014.
Palestinian youth killed after car-ramming attack
A Palestinian youth was shot dead after ramming his vehicle into a
group of Israeli soldiers in Silwad town in Ramallah province on Friday
The Hebrew website 0404 reported that two Israeli
soldiers were injured when a young man rammed his car into them.
It said that other soldiers at the site fired at the young man and
Israeli army jeep comes under fire near Gaza
An Israeli army jeep came under fire near the Gaza border fence on
Friday evening but no casualties were reported.
The Hebrew radio
said that the jeep was targeted in the eastern border of Gaza Strip.
Dozens of Palestinian young men were injured in confrontations in
eastern Gaza earlier Friday with the Israeli occupation forces.
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