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91 Palestinians, Including 18 Children, Killed, Hundreds Injured, Thousands Abducted by Israeli Occupation Forces

November 20, 2015 


Israeli occupation soldiers abducting a Palestinian teenager: 800 children among 2,000 Palestinians arrested since outbreak of intifada, at the beginning of October 2015.

Israeli occupation forces rolled into Jenin's western town of Zabouba and aggressively attacked the unarmed Palestinian protesters, resulting in a number of injuries, November 19, 2015.


IOF storm house of Tel Aviv stabber

November 20, 2015, AL-KHALIL, (PIC)--

 Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) Thursday evening stormed, searched and wreaked havoc in the house of Raed Mahmoud al-Masalma who carried out an anti-occupation stabbing operation in Tel Aviv.

Local sources revealed that storming of the house immediately followed the announcement of the stabber’s identity. The forces detained a number of Palestinian youths in Ras al-Amoud neighborhood to the west of Doura town in al-Khalil, questioned some of them and surrounded the nearby districts. 

The PIC reporter said Israeli soldiers besieged the house and threatened to demolish it and expel its residents to Jordan. The IOF soldiers were deployed along the main road connecting Doura town to the adjacent village of Deirsamit.

Illegal Israeli settlers storm al-Aqsa Mosque, police bar women from access


Israeli extremist settlers, who live illegally on Palestinian lands, on Thursday morning broke into the plazas of  al-Aqsa Mosque, in Occupied Jerusalem, under heavy police escort. Palestinian women were barred from entry. 

According to Quds Press, 23 Israeli settlers stormed al-Aqsa Mosque via the Maghareba Gate. Israeli Police Special Forces secured settlers during their rounds.

Meanwhile, Palestinian women got gathered at al-Silsilah and Hutta gates in protest against barring them from accessing the Mosque for the pretext of being blacklisted by Israeli police. 

Palestinians intensified their presence at the Aqsa Mosque in the early morning hours for attending Quranic lessons and for the confrontation of settlers’ ceaseless incursions into the Muslims’ holy site.  

DCI: 16 Children Killed in 3 Weeks

Friday November 20, 2015 01:45 by IMEMC News & Agencies

Defense for Children International – Palestine has confirmed that Israeli forces have killed 16 Palestinian children in separate incidents across the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, since the beginning of October.

The number of Palestinian children who have killed since the beginning of this year amounts to 21, Al Ray reports.

DCI-Palestine confirmed that 16 Palestinian children were killed between October 5 to November 10, 14 of whom were killed by live fire.

The movement reported that Israeli occupation authorities are still holding the bodies of six children who have been identified as Eshaq Badran, Mustafa al- Khateeb, Hasan Manasrah, Mutaz Auwesat, Ahmed Aburub and Sadeq Ghurebia.

It was also documented that Israeli forces killed three children in one day (October 17): Tareq Annatsha, Bayan Asaliya and Mutaz Auwesat.

272 children were also reported injured by Israeli forces, since the beginning of October.

The director of investigation for DCI-Palestine, Aayd Abu Qutesha, refuted the claims of Israeli soldiers who said that these children were killed for carrying out stabbing attacks, explaining that the military could use alternate methods without resorting to live fire. He added that this type of killing is considered extrajudicial.

He pointed out that seizing the bodies of the children is, in fact, a collective punishment against their families, who were also deprived the right to anatomize their bodies.

Police: 2 Israelis Dead, 2 injured in Tel Aviv Stabbing Attack

Friday November 20, 2015 01:28 by IMEMC News & Agencies

Two Israelis were reported killed and two injured, on Thursday, in a stabbing attack in southern Tel Aviv, according to Israeli police and medics.

Israeli police spokesperson, Luba al-Samri, said that a stabbing attack took place inside of the Panorama building, on Ben Tsavi street in the city, leaving a 20-year-old Israeli dead at the scene.

An Israeli who was critically injured died shortly after in Tel Aviv’s Ichelov hospital, al-Samri said, according to Ma'an News Agency.

Two others were moderately wounded during the attack, said Israeli emergency services Magen David Adom.

Israeli police said that the suspect attempted to enter a synagogue inside the building, but was stopped by civilians.

Two different suspects are believed to have stabbed the Israelis, one of whom was a Palestinian from Dura who was captured by Israeli civilians, the police spokesperson said.

Locals identified the attacker as Raed Mohammad Jabara al-Masalma, from Beit Awwa village, west of Hebron.

The police detained the suspect, who was moderately injured when the forces arrived to the scene, al-Samri added.

Another suspect reportedly fled the scene, according to witnesses, al-Samri said, adding that the incident was "under investigation".

Israeli media reported that the Palestinian suspect received a permit to enter Israel a month ago.

A series of attacks have been carried out by Palestinian individuals on Israeli military and civilians since the beginning of last month, leaving at least 15 Israelis dead.

Shooting in Gush Etzion: 1 Palestinian, 2 Israelis Killed; Palestinian Death Toll Rises to 91

Friday November 20, 2015 00:43 by IMEMC News

Palestinian dies of wounds suffered in separate incident

The Palestinian military liaison (D.C.O.) has received the body of Shadi Zuhdi 'Arafa, aged 28, from Hebron who was shot dead by Israeli forces today, at Gush Etzion junction.

According to Hebron-based reporter, Bassam Shweiki, the soldiers invaded the home of Mohammad Abdul-Baset al-Hroub, in Beit Awwa town, south of Hebron, violently searched it and caused excessive damage, while kidnapping one Palestinian.

The army claims that al-Hroub carried out an attack which led to the death of two Israeli settlers in the Etzion area, Thursday evening.

The two Israelis who were killed by live fire were identified, by Israeli media, as "an 18-year-old American citizen and 49-year-old Yaakov Don." Only hours before the incident, two Israelis were killed and another two injured during a stabbing attack in southern Tel Aviv.

'Arafa was said to be, merely by coincidence, near the place where a Palestinian gunman fired at Israeli settlers, hitting more than 10 of them and killing two of them, upon which Israeli soldiers began to shoot randomly towards Palestinian vehicles.

Israeli media said that, after the initial bullets were fired, the suspect "continued driving and rammed into another vehicle", opening fire again before being shot.

An Israeli spokesperson claimed, at first, that "the perpetrators" were three Palestinians; one of them was killed while "it seems", she said, one of them was taken into custody after being injured, while the third drove away in his car.

According to Shweiki, the Israelis claimed that the gunman exited a vehicle occupied by Palestinian resistance members and, afterward, fled with the car, while 'Arafa was shot while in his car, and then removed from it by the soldiers.

Shweiki points out that the move was obviously a blunder on the part of the military, as they immediately handed his body over to the D.C.O., knowing that he was not a part of the incident.

Later reports stated that the two other "suspects" were arrested by Israeli forces.

In related news, Mahmoud Sa'id 'Oleyyan (22) died today, of serious wounds suffered ten days ago, after being shot in al-Biereh, near Ramallah, during clashes with invading soldiers.

According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, the death of Oleyyan brings the number of Palestinians slain (since October) in the West Bank to 72, and 18 in Gaza, and 1 in the Negev Desert.

Clashes break out throughout al-Khalil

November 20, 2015, AL-KHALIL, (PIC)--

Violent clashes broke out at dawn Friday south of al-Khalil as Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) stormed Dura town.

Local sources said that IOF heavily fired tear gas bombs and rubber bullets at Palestinian homes in Tabaka and Kharssa villages, which led to the outbreak of the clashes.

Local youths used stones and empty bottles to defend themselves in face of the Israeli invading soldiers.

The clashes lasted for more than three hours amid intensive presence of Israeli forces.

Eyewitnesses said that Israeli forces closed all main entrances and roads leading to the southern towns and villages of al-Khalil.

IOF also erected several make-shift checkpoints throughout the towns and prevented the Palestinian residents’ movement in addition to stopping and searching the passing-by vehicles.

The Israeli restrictions came as thousands of Palestinians participated in the funeral of Shadi Arafa who was shot and killed by Israeli forces near Gush Etizon after carrying out a stabbing attack.

IOF opens fire at the southern area of Gaza Strip


The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) opened machine-gun fire Friday morning at Palestinian homes in southern Gaza Strip.

The PIC reporter said that the IOF soldiers stationed at the border fence east of Khan Younis city in southern Gaza opened heavy fire at the citizens’ homes in al-Qarara town, northeast of the city.

No injuries were reported during the Israeli shooting attack.

Israeli violations of the ceasefire agreement reached on August 26 last year between Palestinian resistance and Israeli occupation authorities under Egyptian auspices have notably increased.

Israeli troops aggressively disband Palestinian protesters


The Israeli occupation troops afternoon Thursday rolled into Jenin’s western town of Zabouba and aggressively attacked the unarmed Palestinian protesters, resulting in a number of injuries.

A PIC news correspondent quoted local sources as stating that five Israeli army jeeps deployed at the Salem military camp rolled into Zabouba town and sealed it off with a makeshift roadblock on allegations that stones were hurled at the occupation soldiers.

Heavily-armed Israeli troops broke into the family home of the citizen Imad Abu Zaytoun and subjected the owner, along with a number of native youths, to exhaustive interrogation.

Violent clashes burst out across the town’s alleys and access roads following the assault, culminating in heavy spates of rubber bullets and tear gas canisters.

A number of Palestinian protesters sustained critical breathing disorders due to heavy inhalation of tear gas. 

Israeli abduction sweep rocks al-Khalil at crack of dawn


Scores of Palestinian civilians were kidnapped in an arbitrary mass-abduction sweep launched by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) across the southern West Bank district of al-Khalil at the crack of dawn on Friday.

Local sources said a heavily-armed Israeli patrol rolled into al-Khalil’s southern town of Beit Awa at dawn and kidnapped three Palestinian youths.

The IOF also rolled into Dura town and wreaked havoc on civilian homes before they kidnapped 60-year-old anti-occupation activist Hussein and another citizen, identified as Yasser Amr. 

An alleged stabber’s father and brother were also kidnapped by the occupation soldiers from their own family home in Deir Samet.

The IOF further stormed Halhul town and rummaged into Palestinian family homes.

The campaign was carried out a few hours after the Israeli cabinet, on Thursday evening, approved calls to prop up military deployment across al-Khalil city in an attempt to chase down anti-occupation activists.

Meanwhile, youngster Muhammad Abu al-Hams was kidnapped by the IOF from his family home in Occupied Jerusalem’s village of al-Issawiya. 

800 children among 2,000 Palestinians arrested since outbreak of intifada


Over 2,000 Palestinians, including 800 children and 60 women, have been kidnapped by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) since the outbreak of the ongoing Jerusalem Intifada, in early October, a rights group reported.

Media spokesman for the Palestinian Prisoners Center for Studies, Riad al-Ashqar, said in a press statement that the arbitrary abduction campaign launched by the IOF since early October affected all social and age categories, including children, women, patients, injured civilians, MPs, university students, and academics.

Occupied Jerusalem and al-Khalil have hit a record high of, respectively, 600 and 500 in the number of arrest cases.  

150 Palestinians were arrested in 1948 Occupied Palestine; 250 were arrested in Ramallah and al-Bireh while 100 others were arrested in Bethlehem.

MPs Hassan Youssef and Abdul Jabeur Foukaha were also arrested in the campaign.

Al-Ashqar added that most of the kidnapped children were aged 10 or below. 

Children as young as seven have also been affected by the arbitrary abductions. Seven-year-old Mohamed Abdullah Shweiki and the two brothers Mo’atassem, to name just a few, are among the youngest victims of the Israeli sweep.

Several children, including 12-year-old Ali Ihab Alkam, were kidnapped right after they were shot and injured by the Israeli occupation troops on allegations of involvement in anti-occupation stabbing attacks.

60 among the arrested children have been crammed into the newly-opened Jafon lock-up, where hygienic conditions have been very poor, to say the least.

The center further documented 235 new or renewed administrative prison-terms. 12 children and two 19-year-old girls have been transferred to administrative detention, with neither charge nor trial. 30 Jerusalemites were also affected by this type of sentences, bringing the overall number of administrative detainees during the month of October to over 500.

Palestinian schoolchildren appeal to IOA to restore their bags


Some 230 Palestinian schoolchildren have appealed to the Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) to restore the bags of which they were robbed right after their detention in early October.

Head of the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) in al-Khalil, Amjad al-Najar, said in a press statement: “Scores of newly-released children, along with their families, appealed to the PPS to retrieve their bags.”

“We’ve got used to appeals to restore prisoners’ money, IDs, or mobile devices. But the day has come when children are demanding their schoolbags,” al-Najar stated.

He spoke out against the personal and intellectual repercussions of such Israeli policies on the children’s psyche and career.

He further warned of the arbitrary interrogation summonses frequently issued by the IOA against Palestinian children and the prerequisite to have those very children handed to Israeli investigation centers by their parents.

“The intent is just as clear as daylight: The IOA aims at distorting image of the father and mother as their child’s source of protection and bulletproof vest,” he said, calling on Palestinian families to never yield in to such malevolent schemes.

Health Ministry: 91 Palestinians, Including 18 Children, Killed By Israeli Fire Since October 1

Friday November 20, 2015 10:18 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli fire since October 1 has reached 91, including 18 children and four women. More than 10,000 Palestinians were injured, including at least 1458 who were shot with live army fire, and 1070 shot with rubber-coated steel bullets.

This report came after Shadi Zohdi Arafa, 28 years of age, was killed by Israeli soldiers near the Gush Etzion Israeli colony, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank.

Another Palestinian, identified as Mahmoud Sa’id ‘Oleyyan, 22, died of serious injuries he suffered ten days ago, after Israeli soldiers invaded the Palestinian city of al-Biereh.

The Ministry said that 72 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire in the West Bank since October 1, 18 in the besieged Gaza Strip, and one in the Negev. One of the women who were killed, identified as Nour Rasmie Hassan, age 30, died along with her 2-year old child in an Israeli air strike.

It added that 1458 Palestinians were shot by live Israeli army fire, 1019 of them in the West Bank, and 1070 were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets, 954 of them in the West Bank. An additional 1200 were injured and received treatment by local medics in different parts of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

The Ministry also said that 300 Palestinians suffered fractures and bruises after being assaulted by Israeli soldiers and paramilitary settlers in the West Bank, in addition to 26 Palestinians who suffered burns due to Israeli gas bombs and concussion grenades, while 6400 Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

Names Of The 91 Palestinians Killed By Israeli Fire Since October 1st

The Following is a list of names of all Palestinians shot and killed by Israeli fire in the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, including one in the Negev, in the period between Thursday October 1st and the end of Tuesday November 19th, 2015, as confirmed by the Palestinian Health Ministry.

1. Mohannad Halabi, 19, al-Biereh – Ramallah. Shot after allegedly grabbing gun and killing two Israelis. 10/3
2. Fadi Alloun, 19, Jerusalem. Israeli claim of 'attack' contradicted by eyewitnesses and video. 10/4
3. Amjad Hatem al-Jundi, 17, Hebron.
4. Thaer Abu Ghazala, 19, Jerusalem.
5. Abdul-Rahma Obeidallah, 11, Bethlehem.
6. Hotheifa Suleiman, 18, Tulkarem.
7. Wisam Jamal Faraj, 20, Jerusalem. Shot by an exploding bullet during protest. 10/8
8. Mohammad al-Ja’bari, 19, Hebron.
9. Ahmad Jamal Salah, 20, Jerusalem.
10. Ishaq Badran, 19, Jerusalem. Israeli claim of 'attack' contradicted by eyewitnesses. 10/10
11. Mohammad Said Ali, 19, Jerusalem.
12. Ibrahim Ahmad Mustafa Awad, 28, Hebron. Shot at protest by rubber-coated steel bullet in his forehead. 10/11
13. Ahmad Abdullah Sharaka, 13, Al Jalazoun Refugee camp-Ramallah.
14. Mostafa Al Khateeb, 18, Sur-Baher – Jerusalem.
15. Hassan Khalid Manassra, 15, Jerusalem.
16. Mohammad Nathmie Shamasna, 22, Qotna - Jerusalem. Allegedly grabbed gun of Israeli soldier on bus and killed two. 10/13
17. Baha’ Elian, 22, Jabal Al Mokaber-Jerusalem.
18. Mutaz Ibrahim Zawahra, 27, Bethlehem. Hit with a live bullet in the chest during a demonstration.
19. Ala’ Abu Jammal, 33, Jerusalem.
20. Bassem Bassam Sidr, 17, Hebron. Killed in Jerusalem after Israeli shoted that he 'had a knife' - but no knife was present.
21. Ahmad Abu Sh’aban, 23, Jerusalem.
22. Riyadh Ibraheem Dar-Yousif, 46, Al Janyia village Ramallah( Killed while harvesting olives)
23. Fadi Al-Darbi , 30, Jenin – died in Israeli detention camp.
24. Eyad Khalil Al Awawdah, Hebron.
25. Ihab Hannani, 19, Nablus.
26. Fadel al-Qawasmi, 18, Hebron. Shot by paramilitary settler, Israeli soldier caught on film planting knife near his body.
27. Mo'taz Ahmad 'Oweisat, 16, Jerusalem. Military claimed he 'had a knife'. 10/17
28. Bayan Abdul-Wahab al-'Oseyli, 16, Hebron. Military claimed she 'had a knife', but video evidence contradicts that claim. 10/17
29. Tariq Ziad an-Natsha, 22, Hebron. 10/17
30. Omar Mohammad al-Faqeeh, 22, Qalandia. Military claimed he 'had a knife'. 10/17
31. Mohannad al-‘Oqabi, 21, Negev. Allegedly killed soldier in bus station in Beer Sheba.
32. Hoda Mohammad Darweesh, 65, Jerusalem.
33. Hamza Mousa Al Amllah, 25, from Hebron, killed near Gush Etzion settlement.
34. Odai Hashem al-Masalma, 24, Beit 'Awwa town near Hebron.
35. Hussam Isma’el Al Ja’bari, 18, Hebron.
36. Bashaar Nidal Al Ja’bari, 15, Hebron.
37. Hashem al-'Azza, 54, Hebron.
38. Moa’taz Attalah Qassem, 22, Eezariyya town near Jerusalem. 10/21
39. Mahmoud Khalid Eghneimat, 20, Hebron.
40. Ahmad Mohammad Said Kamil, Jenin.
41. Dania Jihad Irshied, 17, Hebron.
42. Sa’id Mohamed Yousif Al-Atrash, 20, Hebron.
43. Raed Sakit Abed Al Raheem Thalji Jaradat, 22, Sa’ir – Hebron.
44. Eyad Rouhi Ihjazi Jaradat, 19, Sa’er – Hebron.
45. Ezzeddin Nadi Sha'ban Abu Shakhdam, 17, Hebron. Shot by Israeli military after allegedly wounding soldier, then left to bleed to death.
46. Shadi Nabil Dweik, 22, Hebron. Shot by Israeli military after allegedly wounding the same soldier, then left to bleed to death.
47. Homam Adnan Sa’id, 23, Tal Romeida, Hebron. Shot by Israeli soldiers claiming 'he had a knife', but eyewitnesses report seeing soldiers throwing a knife next to his dead body. 10/27
48. Islam Rafiq Obeid, 23, Tal Romeida, Hebron. 10/28
49. Nadim Eshqeirat, 52, Jerusalem. 10/29 - Died when Israeli soldiers delayed his ambulance.
50. Mahdi Mohammad Ramadan al-Mohtasib, 23, Hebron. 10/29
51. Farouq Abdul-Qader Seder, 19, Hebron. 10/29
52. Qassem Saba’na, 20, shot on motorcycle near Zaatara checkpoint. 10/30
53. Ahmad Hamada Qneibi, 23, Jerusalem. Soldiers claimed 'he had a knife'.
54. Ramadan Mohammad Faisal Thawabta, 8 month old baby, Bethlehem. Died of tear gas inhalation.
55. Mahmoud Talal Abdul-Karim Nazzal, 18, al-Jalama checkpoint near Jenin. Israeli troops claim 'he had a knife', but eyewitnesses contradict that claim. 10/31
56. Fadi Hassan al-Froukh, 27. Beit Einoun, east of Hebron. 11/1.
57. Ahmad Awad Abu ar-Rob, 16, Jenin.
58. Samir Ibrahim Skafi, 23, Hebron. Shot by Israeli soldiers after his car hit a soldier who was on the street - it is unknown if he hit the soldier intentionally or accidentally. 11/4
59. Malek Talal Sharif, 25, Hebron, shot dead after the army claimed he attempted to stab a settler. 11/5
60. Tharwat Ibrahim Salman Sha’rawi, 73, shot dead by the army in Hebron.
61. Salman Aqel Mohammad Shahin, 22, Nablus.
62. Rasha Ahmad Hamed 'Oweissi, 24. Qalqilia. Carried suicide note and knife, but did not attempt to attack anyone.
63. Mohammad Abed Nimir, 37, Jerusalem.
64. Sadeq Ziyad Gharbiyya, 16, Jenin.
65. Abdullah Azzam Shalalda, 26, Hebron.
Mahmoud Mohammad Issa Shalalda, 22, Sa’ir, Hebron.
67. Hasan Jihad al-Baw, 22, Halhoul, Hebron.
68. Lafi Yousef Awad, 22, Budrus, Ramallah.
69. Laith Ashraf Manasra, 25, Qalandia
70. Ahmad Sobhi Abu al-‘Aish, 30, Qalandia.
71. Mohammad Monir Hasan Saleh, 24, Aroura – Ramallah.
72. Shadi Zohdi Arafa, 28, Hebron.
73. Mahmoud Sa’id ‘Oleyyan, 22, Ramallah.

Gaza Strip:

74. Shadi Hussam Doula, 20.
75. Ahmad Abdul-Rahman al-Harbawi, 20.
76. Abed al-Wahidi, 20.
77. Mohammad Hisham al-Roqab, 15.
78. Adnan Mousa Abu ‘Oleyyan, 22.
79. Ziad Nabil Sharaf, 20.
80. Jihad al-‘Obeid, 22.
81. Marwan Hisham Barbakh, 13.
82. Khalil Omar Othman, 15.
83. Nour Rasmie Hassan, 30. Killed along with her child in an Israeli airstrike. 10/11
84. Rahaf Yahya Hassan, two years old. Killed along with her mother in an Israeli airstrike. 10/11
85. Yahya Abdel-Qader Farahat, 23.
86. Shawqie Jamal Jaber Obeid, 37.
87. Mahmoud Hatem Hameeda, 22. Northern Gaza.
88. Ahmad al-Sarhi, 27, al-Boreij.
89. Yihya Hashem Kreira.
90. Khalil Hassan Abu Obeid, 25. Khan Younis. Died from wounds sustained in protest earlier in the week.
91. Salama Mousa Abu Jame’, 23, Khan Younis.



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