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Israeli Air Strikes on Gaza, Abduction of More Palestinians in West Bank, Demolishing Homes in Jerusalem, Torturing Prisoners

May 27, 2015 


Israel breaches truce, hits blockaded Gaza with spates of air strikes, May 27, 2015

Israeli occupation government knocks down a Palestinian home in Occupied Jerusalem, May 27, 2015 pic

Israeli occupation soldiers abduct more Palestinian civilians in the West Bank, May 27, 2015



Israel breaches truce, hits blockaded Gaza with spates of air strikes

May 27, 2015, GAZA, (PIC)--

The Israeli occupation warplanes launched a series of air raids on the blockaded Gaza Strip early Wednesday morning in another flagrant violation of the Cairo-brokered ceasefire deal.

Local sources said F16 fighter jets had intensively hovered over the coastal enclave and hit an agricultural land near Gaza International Airport with at least one rocket.

Around four airstrikes were carried out on two resistance sites in southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah. 

Three air strikes targeted empty resistance sites west of Khan Younis city, resulting in material damage. No injuries have been reported.

The Israeli warplanes also launched three air strikes on another empty resistance site in Beit Lahia, north of the blockaded Gaza Strip.

The Israeli warplanes continue meanwhile to hover intensively over the besieged coastal enclave.

The strikes come a few hours after the Israeli occupation threatened to act in retaliation for a rocket allegedly fired into Israel from Gaza.

Spokesperson for Interior Ministry Iyad al-Bozm said the ministry has kept tabs on the field situation and that measures have been taken in anticipation of Israeli military escalation.

An Israeli military offensive on Gaza last summer took away the lives of over 2,300 Palestinians, mostly civilian women and children, and left thousands of others critically wounded.

The attack is another episode in the series of Israeli violations of the Cairo-brokered truce accord signed with Palestinian resistance factions on August 26. 

Israel knocks down Palestinian home in Occupied Jerusalem


The Israeli occupation government bulldozers Wednesday morning knocked down a Palestinian home owned by the Nassar family in Jerusalem’s town of Silwan.

Local sources said Israeli occupation bulldozers started the demolition of a one-story residential building in Wadi Qadoum neighborhood, in Silwan, under the pretext of unlicensed construction.

The Israeli occupation soldiers have cordoned off the demolition zone, denying Palestinians access into the targeted building.

The Israeli occupation authorities have stepped up arbitrary demolitions of Palestinian family homes on allegations of unlicensed construction in an attempt to force Palestinians out of their native soil. 

Ill-famed Netanyahu allocates $25 million to Judaization of Buraq environs


The Israeli occupation government Premier Benjamin Netanyahu announced during his government’s weekly meeting on Tuesday his decision to allot a one 100-million-shekel-batch (25 million dollars) to Judaization projects in the environs of the Buraq Wall, in Occupied Jerusalem.

Netanyahu claimed the transfer of such a cash-batch is primarily prompted by the upsurge in the numbers of Israelis popping in the Buraq wall over the past five years.

“The Western Wall is for all Israelis’” he said. “Today’s decision reflects the ministers’ and my own commitment to continue construction works in Jerusalem.”

The decision comes just a few hours after Israel’s notorious Netanyahu appointed a pro-illegal settlement activist residing in the West Bank as a Minister for Jerusalem Affairs.

Earlier, last week, Netanyahu threatened to prop up illegal settlement and Judaization projects in eastern Occupied Jerusalem, dubbing Jerusalem the eternal capital of the self-proclaimed Jewish state. 

His standpoint as regards Occupied Jerusalem and attempt to wipe out the city’s typically Islamic idiosyncrasy have sparked rage across and outside the occupied Palestinian territories.

Israeli jailers step up torture of hunger-striking Khader Adnan


The Israeli prison authorities have stepped up psycho-physical torture against  hunger-striking detainee Khader Adnan, starving since 23 days in protest at being held administratively, with neither charge nor trial, at the Israeli occupation jails.

A letter leaked from prisoner Adnan to his lawyer Wednesday raised alarm bells over the ongoing mistreatment and hounding he has been subjected to at the Israeli occupation jails.

The detainee launched a cry for help, saying he has been locked up in a small cell whose only window has been sealed. 

He reiterated his firm rebuff to undergo medical check-ups and to eat or drink anything except water.

The detainee is meanwhile clinging to an earlier decision of his to boycott the Israeli occupation courts, which according to him do nothing more than regurgitating Israeli prejudgments.

“I will never ever give up my legitimate right to freedom,” he vowed, urging the Palestinian masses to rally round him and back him up in his fight for freedom and dignity.

A lawyer from the Muhajt al-Quds Foundation meanwhile denounced the fact that Adnan is locked up in a small cell near criminal prisoners, warning of the serious upshots of such an unwarrantable move.

Adnan, who staged one of the longest hunger strikes in history in 2012, was arrested near Jenin in July during an Israeli arrest campaign across the West Bank. He is one of many former prisoners re-arrested for unclear reasons.

In November an Israeli military court ruled to release Adnan after five months without trial or charge, but the ruling was never implemented and Adnan remains in jail without any explanation as to why he has been arrested.

Israeli mass-abduction campaign hits West Bank


A number of Palestinian civilians have been abducted by the Israeli occupation forces in an arbitrary mass-abduction campaign launched across cities of the West Bank at dawn Wednesday.

Local sources said over ten Israeli army jeeps stormed al-Khalil City and scoured Palestinian family homes moments before they kidnapped a number of Palestinian youngsters, including ex-prisoner Anas al-Hashlamon, Wael al-Kafrawi, Murad Ashur, and Ihab al-Karki.

The captured youths were dragged, blindfolded and handcuffed, to an unknown destination, the same sources added.

The army jeeps raked through the city shortly before they backtracked.

A series of flying checkpoints was meanwhile randomly pitched by the IOF at the main entrance to Halhoul city and the Bypass N°60, where Palestinian vehicles and citizens have been subjected to intensive inspection. A traffic jam ensued, blocking movement into and out of al-Khalil.

Nablus-based sources said the IOF arrested three Palestinians and sealed off the city with makeshift checkpoints, denying Palestinians’ access out of and into the area under the pretext that Molotov Cocktails were hurled at settlers’ vehicles.

Tension flared up after dozens of Palestinian vehicles lined up at the closed Furik checkpoint for long hours.

In Tulkarem, the Israeli occupation soldiers nabbed the 20-year-old youth Ahmad Mohamed Salman.

The West Bank campaign culminated in the abduction of three Palestinian youngsters, all in their 20’s, from Jenin city.  

The IOF scoured the city and set up ambushes and a makeshift roadblock across the Jenin-Yabad Street.



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