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7 Palestinians Killed, 153 Injured By Israeli Occupation Forces on Friday

 October 9, 2015 

Illegal Israeli settlers hurling stones at Palestinian cars south of Nablus, October9, 2015. A Palestinian teenager shot dead by Israeli occupation soldiers in Al-Khalil, Hebron, October 9, 2015
A Palestinian teenager wounded inside Gaza border by Israeli occupation soldiers' fire shot at him, October 9, 2015. Palestinian Muslims praying at the street after being denied entry to Al-Aqsa Mosque, in Al-Quds, Jerusalem, October 9, 2015.
Illegal Israeli settlers throwing stones at Palestinian homes in Al-Khalil, Hebron, October 9, 2015. Illegal Israeli occupation soldiers aiming his weapon at Palestinians in Al-Khalil, Hebron, October 9, 2015.
Video: Israeli troops surround, then shoot unarmed Palestinian woman with her hands up Still image from video of unarmed woman shot in Nazareth (circle around unarmed woman)


Video: Israeli troops surround, then shoot unarmed Palestinian woman with her hands up

Saturday October 10, 2015 03:40 by Ghassan Bannoura - IMEMC News

In Al Afula town, near Nazareth city, Israeli troops and police officers shot and critically wounded a Palestinian woman at a bus stop on Friday.

The woman was identified as Esra’ Zidan Abed, a mother of four, who is from Nazareth city.

A video that was released on Facebook shows that around 10 Israeli police officers surrounded Abed, who held her hands up before she was shot from close range. The video showed that the woman had no weapon.

Later Israeli troops stormed Abed’s family home in Nazareth and arrested her father and another member of the family. According to Pannet online site, the Nazareth municipality issued warning to all Palestinian residents to take caution, as all Palestinians are becoming targets for Israeli police attacks.


Health Ministry: 7 Killed, 153 Injured in Ongoing Clashes in Gaza and the West Bank

Saturday October 10, 2015 03:12 by IMEMC News - IMEMC News & Agencies

The Palestinian Health Ministry announced that seven Palestinian civilians were killed on Friday and at least 153 others were injured by Israeli occupation forces gunfire during ongoing clashes between Palestinian Youth and Israeli troops in different areas of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.

Four youth were killed and at least 55, injured in clashes erupted in the area sounding the Nahal Oz military base located to the east of Gaza city.

The ministry said that four killed Palestinians near Nahal Oz were identified as Ahmad Al Hirbawi, 21, was killed due to live gunshot wound in his chest, in addition to Abed Al Wahidi, 20, Husam Doulah, 20, and Ziyad Sharaf, 20.

Meanwhile, 15-year-old, Mohamed Al Raqab and Mousa Abu Aliyan, 22, were killed when Israeli troops opened live gunfire at Palestinian protesters in al Faraheen area east of Khan Younis city in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Five more civilians were injured by Israeli troops gunfire during the ongoing clashes there.

Elsewhere, Soldiers shoot and killed Fares Al Ja’bari, 19 at the entrance of Kriyat Arba illegal settlement in Hebron city, southern West Bank.

The Israeli army claimed that Al Ja’bari tried to stab a soldier and take control of his gun. Palestinian eyewitness assured media that the youth carried no knife of any other sharp objects and that soldiers shot him without any reason.

Local sources said Al Ja’bari was left bleeding on the ground and that troops did not allow Palestinian medics to provide him with medical help.

The Health Ministry reported that 10 more Palestinian protesters were injured during ongoing clashes with Israeli troops in different parts of Hebron city.

Three of them were shot by Israeli troops live gunfire in the foot.

Also in the southern West Bank, Israeli troops attacked protesters near the Israeli wall separating Bethlehem city from Jerusalem.

The health ministry said that six youth were injured by Israeli troops gunfire, among them a youth that was hit by a live round in the foot.

Moreover, 23 youth were injured, four critically by live gunfire, during ongoing clashes between local youth and invading Israeli soldiers at the entrance of Al Berah town, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society announced on Friday that 1640 Palestinians have been injured all over the West Bank since the start of October until Thursday midnight.

101 were injured after being hit by Israeli troops’ live gunfire, 442 were injured by rubber-coated steel bullets and 1066 were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation. In addition there was 31 residents who were injured after being beat-up by soldiers, the RCS reported.

14 Palestinians killed since outbreak of Jerusalem Intifada

October 10, 2015, GAZA/WB/O.J’LEM, (PIC)--

Violent clashes broke out after Friday prayers across West Bank and Gaza Strip, resulted in the killing of seven Palestinians and the injuring of 123 others.

Six Palestinians were shot dead during Friday’s clashes, while 60 others were injured, ten of them suffered serious wounds, as Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) opened fire at a demonstration by the border fence east of Gaza City and near Khan Younis on Friday.

Meanwhile, a 19-year-old young man was killed by Israeli fire in al-Khalil (Hebron), while 11 Palestinians were injured with live and rubber bullets during the clashes that were witnessed throughout the city.

Late Friday, the Palestinian Ministry of Health declared that 14 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces and around 1,000 others have been injured with live and rubber-coated steel bullets in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip since Oct. 1.

By the end of the day on Friday alone, seven Palestinians were killed and around 200 injured with live and rubber-coated steel bullets, while seven suffered from bruises after being physically assaulted by Israeli forces in clashes across the West Bank and Gaza Strip, the ministry added.

According to the ministry, the numbers include those who were admitted to hospitals, while hundreds of others were treated on the scene.

In occupied Jerusalem, a Jewish settler was stabbed by a Palestinian boy on Friday morning. Hebrew media claimed that the stabber was a 14-year-old boy and that he was shot and arrested.

In Jenin, 9 Palestinians injured with live bullets to the feet, and two with rubber-coated steel bullets, including one Palestinian who was hit in the neck.

Another Palestinian suffered several bruises and fractures after being beaten up by Israeli forces in Jericho, the ministry added.

The injuries were reported during the clashes that erupted at Jalama checkpoint after Friday prayers in defense of al-Aqsa Mosque.

In al-Khalil, a Palestinian youth was shot dead after attacking an Israeli policeman near Kiryat Arba settlement at noon Friday. 

The PIC reporter identified the attacker as Hamada al-Ja’bari from al-Khalil, adding that he was killed in the incident. 

Following the stabbing attack, violent clashes broke out throughout the city resulted in a number of moderate and serious injuries among Palestinian youths.

In Nablus, similar clashes broke out in Beit Furik town in protest against the Israeli continued closure of Beit Furik checkpoint.

In ongoing clashes near the Beit El settlement in the Ramallah district, eight people were injured with live bullets and 22 with rubber-coated steel bullets, according to the ministry. Four those injured are currently in serious condition.

As clashes persisted in Bethlehem, five were injured with rubber-coated steel bullets, and one with live bullet in the foot, the ministry said.

Three Palestinians were also injured with live bullets in the stomach and feet in clashes in Kafr Qaddum near Qalqiliya, and six others were beaten up by Israeli forces and settlers in Beit Furik in Nablus, one of them suffering fractures to the head.

Four Palestinians injured in settlers' attack on cars south of Nablus


Four Palestinian citizens on Thursday evening suffered injuries when illegal Israeli Jewish settlers hurled stones at cars traveling on a road to the south of Nablus city.

A Palestinian medical source told the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) that Palestinian minister of communication Allam Mousa was injured when settlers stoned his car near Yitzhar settlement.

They added that three citizens also suffered injuries, one of them seriously, when their vehicles came under similar attack near the same settlement.  

Palestinian youth killed after stabbing Israeli policeman


In the second attack of its kind in less than an hour a Palestinian youth attacked an Israeli policeman near Kiryat Arba settlement in al-Khalil at noon Friday. The first stabbing attack took place in occupied Jerusalem.

The PIC reporter identified the attacker as Hamada al-Ja’bari from al-Khalil, adding that he was killed in the incident.

Eyewitnesses told the PIC reporter that the policeman was wounded in the attack, adding that Israeli policemen chased Ja’bari and gunned him down.

They accused the Israeli policemen, who were heavily deployed in the area, of executing the young man in cold-blood. They said that Ja’bari was hit with five bullets that killed him instantly.
9-10-2015 2:05 PM

IOF soldier shoots at, wounds Palestinian young woman


An Israeli soldier shot at and wounded a Palestinian young woman in Afula village, south of Nazareth, in southern Palestine occupied in 1948, on Friday.

Hebrew sources claimed that the young woman was about to stab an Israeli soldier with a knife when another soldier fired at her.

They said that the girl was taken to an Israeli hospital where her condition was described as moderate. She remains under arrest, they added.

5 Palestinians killed, 40 others injured in Gaza clashes


Five Palestinians were killed and 40 others were injured including two journalists as Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) opened fire at a demonstration by the border fence east of Gaza City and near Khan Younis on Friday.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health said Shadi Hussam Dawla, 20, Ahmad al-Harbawi, 20, and Abed al-Wahidi, 20, Abd Wahaibi, 20, were shot and killed east of the al-Shujaiyeh neighborhood, while 15-year-old Muhammad al-Raqeb and Adnan Abu Alyan, 22, were killed after being shot by Israeli forces near Khan Younis.

At least 40 other Palestinians were injured including two journalists. Two of the reported injured were transferred to Shifa Hospital in critical condition.

The PIC reporter said that dozens of young men headed to the borders near Nahal Oz military position to the east of Gaza City after the Friday prayer while raising Palestinian flags and chanting anti-occupation slogans.

He added that the IOF soldiers fired live rounds at the young men, who responded by throwing stones.

Meanwhile, in southern Gaza Strip, groups of young men marched to the southern borders to the east of Khan Younis and torched tires and chanted slogans against the occupation’s crimes.

IOF troops opened live fire at the peaceful demonstrators injuring two of them, one of them was hit with a bullet in his neck and his condition was described as serious.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma'an that 200 Palestinians approached the security fence and hurled rocks and rolled burning tires at Israeli forces.

Israeli forces responded with live fire towards the "main instigators," she said, confirming five direct hits.

The deaths in Gaza come amid renewed violence in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem on Friday.

Tensions had been mounting steadily for weeks across the occupied Palestinian territory due to Israeli restrictions on Palestinians seeking to enter the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied Jerusalem.

At least eight Palestinians including a 13-year-old boy were killed and 900 others have been injured in eight consecutive days of demonstrations and clashes in the occupied West Bank and occupied Jerusalem, at least 60 with live fire, medics said.


6 injured, 8 arrested during Jericho’s clashes


Six Palestinians have been injured, while eight others were arrested during the confrontation that erupted after Friday prayers in Jericho east of occupied West Bank.

Heavy tear gas canisters and rubber bullets were fired during the clashes that broke out in protest against Israeli brutal policies in West Bank and occupied Jerusalem.

Five protesters suffered tear gas inhalation, while another Palestinian suffered several bruises and fractures after being beaten up by Israeli forces during the clashes.

Along the same line, eight Palestinians were detained during the confrontation and taken to unknown detention centers.

Palestinian villagers manage to prevent settler attack


Palestinian villagers in Qusra town, south of Nablus, managed Friday evening to prevent Israeli settlers’ attack on their town.

Head of the village council Abdul Azim Wadi told PIC reporter that a group of settlers tried to broke into Qusra town for the second time in a row.

Local residents confronted the settlers and forced them to leave the area.

Israeli soldiers immediately arrived to the area and started firing heavy tear gas bombs and rubber bullets towards the villagers. No injuries were reported.

Israelisettlers from the illegal Israeli outpost Yesh Koudec tired late Thursday to break into the village; however local resident prevented their attempt.


Six killed in Gaza as Israeli-Palestinian violence widens

 Reuters World | Fri Oct 9, 2015 3:47pm EDT Related: World, Israel

Six killed in Gaza as Israeli-Palestinian violence widens

GAZA/JERUSALEM | By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Luke Baker

Six killed in Gaza as Israeli-Palestinian violence widens | Reuters

Israeli troops shot dead six Palestinians in protests in Gaza and a knife-wielding Jewish man wounded four Arabs in southern Israel on Friday in a wave of violence that has fueled talk of a new uprising against Israel.

The soldiers shot across the border into Gaza after the Palestinians came too close to the Israeli frontier, throwing stones and rolling burning tyres, an army spokeswoman said. Gaza medics said six people were killed and 50 wounded.

The protests were in solidarity with Palestinians in Jerusalem and the Israeli-occupied West Bank, where tensions have surged in 10 days of violence in which four Israelis and at least eight Palestinians have been killed.

Six killed in Gaza as Israeli-Palestinian violence widens | Reuters

Palestinians have been angered by events at the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City and fear Israel wants to change the status quo at the holy site, revered by Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and by Jews as the Temple Mount.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has denied wanting to change conditions under which Jews are allowed to visit the site but non-Muslim prayer is banned. His assurances have done little to quell alarm among Muslims across the region.

The violence is not of the intensity of two Palestinian uprisings in the late 1980s and early 2000s but the attacks have prompted talk of a third "intifada".

Both Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas have called for calm and Palestinian police continue to coordinate with Israeli security forces to try to restore order, but there are few signs of the tension and violence dying down.

In Gaza, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh praised Palestinians who have carried out knife attacks as "heroes" and said a new intifada focused on Jerusalem was underway.

"This is Friday, this is the day of rage... It is a day that will represent the start of a new intifada in all of the land of Palestine," he told followers after prayers.

Six killed in Gaza as Israeli-Palestinian violence widens | Reuters

"We give our souls and blood for Jerusalem, Jerusalem and al-Aqsa is part of the religion."

Earlier on Friday, a Jewish assailant stabbed four Arab men in the southern Israeli city of Dimona, an attack denounced by Netanyahu and described by one of his ministers as "terrorism".

In the northern city of Afula, an Israeli-Arab woman was shot several times and wounded by police who closed in on her as she held up a knife, a video clip circulated on social media showed. Police said she had tried to stab a bus station guard.

In the Old City of Jerusalem, a Palestinian stabbed and wounded a 14-year-old Jewish boy, and near a Jewish settlement in the West Bank city of Hebron, a Palestinian stabbed an Israeli policeman before being shot dead.

There was also violence in the West Bank city of Ramallah, with video footage showing an Israeli army jeep running over a stone-throwing Palestinian, who was wounded. Medics said 247 Palestinians were hurt in Friday's West Bank disturbances.

Six killed in Gaza as Israeli-Palestinian violence widens | Reuters


Rancour runs deep between Israel and the Palestinians, whose last round of negotiations ended in April 2014 without progress.

A new intifada would further complicate efforts by world leaders to resolve conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, and there is little appetite to re-engage in peace efforts between Israel and the Palestinians after many failures in the past.

The chances of talks resuming before U.S. President Barack Obama's term ends appear slim. His senior aide, Ben Rhodes, told Israeli radio on Thursday that Washington had no "silver bullet" to bring about the envisaged Palestinian state alongside Israel.

Netanyahu has accused Abbas, his Fatah party and the Islamist group Hamas of inciting the violence in East Jerusalem in recent weeks. He reiterated that message at a news conference on Thursday, adding that there was no "quick fix".

"We are in the midst of a wave of terrorism with knives, firebombs, rocks and even live fire," he said.

"While these acts are mostly unorganized, they are all the result of wild and mendacious incitement by Hamas, the Palestinian Authority, several countries in the region and... the Islamic Movement in Israel."

Abbas has praised Palestinians for "defending" al-Aqsa but also urged people to engage in "peaceful popular resistance".

As well as tensions over al-Aqsa, Palestinian anger has mounted as Israeli forces have taken a tougher line against protesters who are violent. Netanyahu has told troops and police they can shoot Palestinian stone-throwers if they have reason to believe an Israeli life is threatened. Israeli mayors have encouraged residents with gun licenses to carry their weapons.

There is also frustration at the failure of Israeli police to track down the Jews suspected of an arson attack on a Palestinian family in the West Bank two months ago in which a child and his parents were killed.

In turn, Israelis are on edge after deadly stone-throwing attacks by Palestinians and the killing of an Israeli couple in the West Bank 10 days ago. They were shot as they drove in their car with their four children.

(Additional reporting by Dan Williams in Jerusalem and Ali Sawafta in Ramallah, Editing by Timothy Heritage and Anna Willard)



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