Palestinians Struggle to Survive Israeli Siege
and Closure of Rafah Border Crossing in Gaza, Israeli Kidnapping of
Children and Human Rights Violations in the West Bank
June 21, 2015
A Palestinian family breaking the fast near their destroyed
home, in northern Gaza Strip, in the second day of Ramadan, June
During the Israeli terrorist war on Gaza in the summer of 2014,
thousands of Palestinians were killed, thousands were injured,
and tens of thousands lost their homes, which were destroyed by
Israeli air strikes and bombardment.
|The Egyptian government
re-closed the Rafah border crossing after three days of opening
it for Palestinians to enter or leave Gaza Strip. Rafah border
crossing is the only gate to the world for Palestinians in Gaza,
as the Apartheid state of Israel besieges Gaza Strip from the
other three directions.
kidnapping a Palestinian child in the West Bank, a daily
practice of human rights violation by Israelis against
Rafah crossing re-closed indefinitely
June 21, 2015, RAFAH, (PIC)--
Egyptian authorities re-closed on Friday the Rafah border crossing
with Gaza Strip until further notice after opening it for a week.
Head of Border Crossings Authority in Gaza Maher Abu Sabha said that
Rafah crossing has been closed Friday until further notice after being
opened for a whole week.
He expressed hope that Egypt allows its
opening next week especially that 12,000 passengers are still in urgent
need to travel.
Rafah crossing should be opened around the clock
as it is the only gateway to the outside world for more than 1.8 million
persons in Gaza, he said.
450 Palestinians managed on Friday to
leave the Strip, while 88 passengers were allowed access into it, he
During the past week, 3,819 Palestinians left Gaza to
Egypt through Rafah, and more than a thousand others entered. In
addition, 155 passengers were prevented from traveling.
temporarily opened the Rafah crossing last Saturday after being closed
for more than three months.
The Egyptian authorities have been
closing Rafah crossing since October, 2013. It was partially opened for
few days for the travel of few sick people, students, and the
One hundred thousands of Palestinians mostly
patients and students; however, are waiting for the opening of Rafah
crossing in order to be able to travel.
IOF soldiers detain prisonerís mother
June 21, 2015, AL-KHALIL, (PIC) --
Israeli occupation forces (IOF) arrested the mother of prisoner
Haitham al-Batat in al-Khalil town of Daheriya at dawn Sunday.
Local sources told the PIC reporter that IOF soldiers in 15 army jeeps
raided the town, south of al-Khalil, and broke into the home of Batat.
They said that the soldiers searched the house and confiscated a
number of the captiveís belongings before taking away his mother.
Batat, who has been in Israeli custody since 2003, is serving two
life sentences and 30 years. The mother was arrested at the hands of the
IOF two years ago during a visit to her son. She was beaten during the
Minor among 5 Palestinians kidnapped by IOF in W.B., Jílem
WEST BANK, (PIC)--
At least five Palestinian citizens, including a minor, were
abducted by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) overnight Saturday and
at dawn Sunday in Occupied Jerusalem and cities of the West Bank.
Sources based in the southern West Bank province of al-Khalil said
two Palestinians identified as the 15-year-old child Fadi al-Natsha and
the 18-year-old teen Mahmoud al-Rajabi, were arrested by the IOF at the
Tel al-Rumeida checkpoint in al-Khalil.
The Israeli occupation
soldiers prohibited a Palestinian activist from documenting the
Jerusalem-based sources said, meanwhile, the IOF
rolled into Bab al-Amoud neighborhood and targeted a group of
Palestinian unarmed youngsters with randomly-shot waves of stun
grenades, moments before they apprehended a young Palestinian protester.
In a related incident, the IOF at dawn on Sunday nabbed two
Palestinian young men from al-Issawiya village, in Occupied Jerusalem,
and dragged them to an investigation center pending further
Local sources identified the captured youths as
Adham Muheissen and Ata Ubeid, both kidnapped from their own homes.
Clashes flared up after the IOF reportedly cracked down on
Palestinian citizens and smashed their car windows.
soldiers attacked the Palestinian protesters with barrages of stun
grenades and tear gas canisters.
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Kidnap Two Children In Hebron
Sunday June 21, 2015 08:22 by IMEMC & Agencies
Israeli occupation soldiers kidnapped, late on Saturday, two
Palestinian children in Hebron city, in the southern part of the
occupied West Bank. Israeli settlers hurled stones on Palestinians and
their property, in Hebronís Old city.
Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers kidnapped Fadi Nader
an-Natsha, 15, and Mahmoud ar-Rajabi, and took them to the Etzion
military and security base.
The army claimed the two were taken
prisoner following clashes between Israeli soldiers and local youths.
In related news, Israelis living in illegal outposts in the Old City
of Hebron, hurled stones on Palestinian homes, and cars, causing
property damage, including damage to childrenís toys displayed by a
street vendor, identified as Thaíer Jaber.
Child Shot Near Ramallah, Palestinian Kidnapped In Jerusalem
by Israeli Occupation Soldiers
Sunday June 21, 2015 07:58 by IMEMC & Agencies
Israeli occupation soldiers invaded, on Saturday evening, the al-Bireh
city, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, shot and injured a
Palestinian child, during clashes with local youths, while one
Palestinian was kidnapped in occupied Jerusalem.
medical sources said the child, 15 years of age, was shot with two live
rounds in the leg, and was moved to the Palestine Medical Center. The
incident took place in Jabal at-Tawil area.
In Jerusalem, Israeli
occupation soldiers kidnapped a young Palestinian man, and took him to
an interrogation center in the city.
Soldiers said an Israeli man
was injured, reportedly after Palestinian youths hurled stones on his
car, in Bab al-ĎAmoud area.
Israeli sources said the man was
moved to the Hadassah Medical Center suffering a head injury.
Illegal Israeli Settler Runs Over Child
Sunday June 21, 2015 02:54 by IMEMC News & Agencies
An illegal extremist Israeli settler ran over 3-year old Palestinian
child in occupied Jerusalem, Saturday.
The child was identified
as Yasser Shammas from Wadi al-Hilwa, in the village of Silwan, occupied
city of Jerusalem.
Witnesses said, according to Days of
Palestine, that the settler, who was driving a mini-car, approached the
Palestinian child while he was waiting with his mother to cross the
Palestinian paramedics rushed to the scene and evacuated
the child to Hadasa Hospital, in Silwan.
According to medical
sources, the child sustained light injures, but bruises are spread all
over his body. The child is still under continuous observation, medical
Many Palestinians Injured by Israeli occupation soldiers in
Nabi Saleh Weekly Protest
Saturday June 20, 2015 03:16 by IMEMC News
Israeli occupation soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent
protest against the Israeli Annexation Wall and Settlements, in Nabi
Saleh village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing
The protesters, accompanied by Israeli and international peace
activists, marched towards Palestinian orchards Israel illegally
confiscated to expand its nearby illegal colonies, built on Palestinian
The Israeli occupation soldiers fired rubber-coated metal
bullets and gas bombs at the protesters, causing scores to suffer the
effects of tear gas inhalation.
The Israeli occupation soldiers
also surrounded the area to prevent the Palestinians from entering or
In addition, soldiers attacked several nonviolent
protests against the Wall and Settlements, including in Bilíin and
Niílin villages, near Ramallah, and Kufur Qaddoum, near the northern
West Bank city Qalqilia, casing dozens of injuries.
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