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7 Palestinians Killed, 375 Detained by Israeli Occupation Forces in April, More Kidnapping of Palestinians, Firing on Fishermen

May 1, 2015 


Israeli occupation soldiers invading the Palestinian City of Nablus Israeli occupation navy vessel intimidating a Palestinian fisherman in Gaza Sea

Israel fires at Gaza fishermen, nabs youth on way to seek livelihood

1-5-2015 9:16 AM

Click to Enlarge GAZA, (PIC)--

The Israeli occupation navy on Friday opened heavy machinegun fire at Palestinian fishing vessels off the Gaza coast, just  a few hours before a Palestinian youth was kidnapped by the Israeli army near the border fence.

Media sources said the Israeli occupation warships unleashed spates of machinegun fire on a fleet of sihing vessels off the Gaza waters, resulting in remarkable material damage. No injuries have been reported so far.

The same sources said there were no identifiable reasons for the random fire shooting as the fishermen were sailing within less than four nautical miles. 

The attack represents another episode in the series of Israeli violations of the Cairo-brokered truce accord signed in the wake of last-summer’s Israeli offensive on the besieged coastal enclave. Ever since, the Israeli occupation has reportedly been marring the lives of Gaza’s fishermen, who put out to sea to earn a living for their starved children. 

In a separate incident, earlier overnight on Thursday, the Israeli occupation army claimed responsibility for the abduction of a Palestinian youngster as he tried to infiltrate into an Israeli-controlled Kibbutz in the region of Eshkol, to the south of Gaza.

The Israeli soldiers dragged the detainee to the Shabak detention center, pending further investigation.

Infiltrations into Israeli-run areas have been on the rise due to the high unemployment and poverty rates rocking the blockaded coastal enclave.

IOF breaks into Nablus, Bethlehem

1-5-2015 10:17 AM

Click to Enlarge NABLUS, (PIC)--

The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) carried out at dawn Friday a large-scale raid and search campaign in Beit Furik town to the east of Nablus, and Fardies village in Nablus.

A number of Israeli military vehicles stormed in large numbers Beit Furik town since the early morning hours and violently broke into a number of local homes, eyewitnesses told PIC reporter.

Few hours later, the Israeli forces withdrew from the town towards Itmar settlement built illegally on Palestinian lands in the town.

Along the same line, IOF raided at dawn today Fardies town to the east of Bethlehem and handed over a young man a summons order.

The 32-year-old Yacub Asakereh was summoned for interrogation in Ghush Etizon settlement bloc to the south of Bethlehem after IOF brutally stormed his home.

Meanwhile, IOF arrested overnight a Palestinian youth from Silat Harthiya town in Jenin at Karama border crossing that links between Jordan and occupied West Bank.

Local sources confirmed that Abdel Raouf Khabas, 23, was detained at Karama crossing while in his way to Jordan. He was taken to an Israeli investigation center.

7 Palestinians killed, 375 detained by IOF in April

1-5-2015 9:09 AM

Click to Enlarge RAMALLAH, (PIC)--

At least six Palestinian civilians were killed and some 375 others were detained by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) during the month of April, a report issued by the Ahrar Center for Prisoner Studies and Human Rights found out.

The report identified five murdered West Bankers as 22-year-old Ja’afar Awad, 27-year-old Ziad Omar Awad, 31-year-old Mohamed Jasem Karakra, 20-year-old Mahmoud Yahya Abu Jheisha, and 21-year-old Mohamed Morad Saleh Yahya.

Meanwhile, Aleiwa Nidhal Aleiwa, 22, succumbed to the wounds he sustained in the latest Israeli offensive on the blockaded Gaza Strip last summer, while the Jerusalemite Ali Mohamed Abu Ghannam, 17, breathed his last after he was shot by the IOF, the report further documented.

The Aharar Center also kept record of the locations and gender of the 375 detainees abducted from different areas across the Occupied Palestinian territories.

19 Palestinian ladies, including MP Khalida Jarrar, were detained by the IOF in April. 

The report further documented the abduction of at least 55 Palestinian children and minors, below the age of 18, most remarkably in Occupied Jerusalem and the West Bank cities of al-Khalil and Bethlehem.

Occupied Jerusalem had hit a record high of 113 detainees, followed by 86 from al-Khalil, 54 from Nablus, 40 from Bethlehem, and 29 from Ramallah and al-Bireh.

26 Palestinian citizens were also captured by the Israeli occupation army in Jenin, 11 in Qalqilya, four in Tulkarem, and one in Salfit.

The report pointed out the apprehension of 11 Gazans, 10 among whom as they crept into the strands of barbed wire strung along Gaza’s border fence on their way to the 1948 occupied Palestine. 

The other Gazan was rounded up by the IOF as he tried to gain access out of blockaded Gaza via the Beit Hanoun border-crossing to carry out urgent medical check-ups and therapy.

Detained Jerusalem Child Beaten And Tortured

Thursday April 30, 2015 13:55 by IMEMC News

Lawyer of the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said the Israeli police violently attacked, and beat, on Monday evening, a child who was kidnapped in Wad al-Jouz neighborhood, in occupied Jerusalem.

Image By Wadi Hilweh Information Center

He said that the child Majd Ramadi, 16 years of age, suffered various cuts and bruises to the face, back and other parts of his body, especially after the soldiers dragged him onto the ground while abducting him.

The child was moved to a hospital, as he needed stitches to his face and inner cheeks, and also suffered facial bruises, in addition to various cuts and bruises to his back, in addition a visible eye bruising.

On Tuesday, the District Court in Jerusalem held a hearing in which the Israeli prosecutor alleged the child hurled a Molotov cocktail on the soldiers in Wadi al-Jouz neighborhood.

The lawyer said, when the child was sent to court, signs of torture and exhaustion were clearly visible.



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