More Palestinians Killed, Injured, Kidnapped by
Israeli Occupation Soldiers, Spanish City Boycotts the Israeli Apartheid
April 15, 2016
Ibrahim Baradiya was murdered by Israeli occupation soldiers in
Al-Khalil, on April 13, 2016 pic
||Israeli occupation soldiers
arresting a Palestinian young man in Jerusalem, April 14, 2016
Spanish municipality of Montoro declared that it joined the
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israeli
apartheid regime, April 15, 2016 pic
Palestinian children in Europe holding a Key, the symbol for
return to their ancestral homeland, file, April 15, 2016 pic
Spanish city joins BDS campaign against Israel
April 15, 2016, GAZA, (PIC)--
The Spanish municipality of Montoro declared that it joined the
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against the Israeli
occupation, apartheid regime for “its discrimination policies and lack
of commitment to international laws.”
The decision came after the
municipal council has recently passed a motion supporting a boycott
The municipal council reviewed during its session
the reasons for adopting the BDS campaign. The council highlighted the
international laws and United Nations resolutions that Israel has not
It also mentioned the illegality of the settlements
and the Separation Wall, in addition to the issue of refugees, Israel’s
demolition and arrest policies, and the suffering of the residents of
the Gaza Strip.
The municipality called on other Spanish cities
to take the same action and to boycott Israel at all levels until it
withdraws from the occupied territories and respects the international
law and the rights of the Palestinian people to independence and
This move comes in light of similar decisions to boycott
Israeli which were made by other Spanish institutions, the most recent
being the University of Barcelona.
Four key issues to be discussed in the 14th Palestinians in
The organizers of the 14th Palestinians in Europe conference, which
will be held in the Swedish city of Malmo on May, 07, 2016, revealed
that it will discuss four main issues: Jerusalem, Gaza siege,
Palestinian refugees in Syria, and Palestinian prisoners in Israeli
In a statement, they explained that the conference aims at
uniting the efforts of European institutions which work for Palestine in
a manner that serves those issues through holding sessions, shows, and
recorded films with special emphasis on the situation in Occupied
The conference aims at addressing the suffering of the
Jerusalemites in addition to the issue of Palestinian refugees in Syria
with regards to its different political, humanitarian and legal
The statement affirmed that the conferees will
discuss as well the issue of Gaza siege and means of ending the blockade
with the participation of experts in legal and media affairs from Gaza
The conference will be attended by each of Fadwa al-Barghouti,
the wife of the Palestinian prisoner Marwan al-Barghouti, and Faiha
Shalash, the wife of the Palestinian prisoner Mohammad al-Qeiq, in order
to talk on the suffering of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.
This conference is now a major event in Europe and has been running
successively for thirteen years. It has successfully brought together
thousands of Palestinians to discuss the just cause of Palestine and
their right of return.
Palestinian ex-detainee shot, killed in al-Khalil
A Palestinian ex-prisoner was shot and killed on Thursday by Israeli
Occupation Forces (IOF) at the entrance of al-Arroub refugee camp north
of al-Khalil after an alleged stabbing attack.
medical sources identified the slain Palestinian as 50-year-old Ibrahim
According to the PIC news reporter, Israeli forces
prevented locals from approaching the slain body and blocked its
delivery to the Palestinian Red Crescent.
al-Khalil, is an ex-prisoner who served long years behind Israeli bars.
Israeli media sources claimed that Israeli forces opened fire at a
Palestinian man after he allegedly tried to attack an Israeli soldier
with an ax at the entrance to al-Arroub camp.
Baradiya is the
first Palestinian to be killed by Israeli forces since the March 24
killing of Abd al-Fattah Yusri al-Sharif, 21, which sparked
international outrage after footage was released showing an Israeli
soldier shooting al-Sharif in the head while the young Palestinian was
lying wounded and motionless on the ground after allegedly stabbing an
Following the alleged attack, Israeli forces
closed all entrances leading to the refugee camp and deployed in large
numbers in the area.
Meanwhile, Israeli forces chased a
Palestinian woman for allegedly trying to carry out a stabbing attack at
Gush Etzion checkpoint.
Along the same line, Israeli police
detained two Palestinian boys for allegedly planning a stab attack in
the Old City of occupied Jerusalem on Thursday afternoon.
police spokesperson Luba al-Samri claimed that Israeli police and border
guards suspected two boys who were later identified as 12-year-old
Palestinian children from occupied Jerusalem.
Al-Samri added that
police stopped and searched them and found three knives, in addition to
a farewell letter written by one of the boys to his family.
initial interrogation, police found that the two boys were planning a
"terrorist" attack, al-Samri claimed.
According to prisoners’
rights organization Addameer, 406 of the 7,000 Palestinians currently
held in Israeli prisons are minors. An estimated 108 of those youngsters
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Five Palestinian young men, one soldier injured in clashes in
Aroub refugee camp
Five Palestinian young men and one Israeli occupation soldier
suffered injuries during violent clashes on Thursday afternoon in al-Aroub
refugee camp, north of al-Khalil city.
Local sources said that a
large number of Israeli troops stormed the camp and embarked on
intensively firing bullets and tear gas grenades at homes and citizens,
which led to the injury of five young men.
Israeli soldiers also
physically assaulted a bus driver at the entrance of the camp and
rounded him up.
One Israeli soldier was injured during violent
events in the camp, according to Israel's channel 7.
occupation army closed al-Aroub camp and intensified its presence in
nearby areas after soldiers killed a local young man earlier on the same
New Israeli demolition orders against Palestinian structures
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)--
An Israeli municipal crew on Friday morning delivered demolition
orders against a commercial facility and a house in Silwan district in
Occupied Jerusalem at the pretext of unlicensed construction.
local source reported that employees from the Israeli municipality
escorted by police forces entered al-Bustan neighborhood in Silwan and
handed a Palestinian citizen a demolition notice issued against his car
The source told Quds Press that a similar demolition order
was put up on a house's wall in the same neighborhood.
one of many Palestinian neighborhoods in east Jerusalem that is seeing
home demolitions and displacement of Palestinian families as part of a
systematic Israeli policy aimed at Judaizing the whole city.
2 children among 11 detainees in predawn raids
WEST BANK, (PIC)--
The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) arrested at dawn Friday at least
11 Palestinians including two children from the West Bank during predawn
Local sources told PIC reporter that Israeli forces
stormed overnight different parts of Nablus and imposed a curfew in
Hawara town. Arrests were also reported.
Nearly six Israeli
military patrols stormed Duma town and arrested three local youths from
their houses after cutting electricity on the town.
were carried out in the neighboring Qaryout town where two young men
Three other youths were arrested at Za’tara
checkpoint. Two of them were afterwards released.
Israeli forces imposed a curfew on Hawara town, south of Nablus, under
the pretext that Israeli settlers’ cars were stoned near the town.
Two Palestinian children were also kidnapped from their houses in
Azoun town in Qalqilia.
Along the same line, Israeli forces
stormed at dawn today Yabad and Qabatia towns, south of Jenin, which led
to the outbreak of violent clashes.
During the clashes, local
youths stoned the IOF soldiers and closed the roads with burning tires.
Several local homes were then stormed and violently searched. At
least two youngsters were arrested during the raids.
carried out a coming operation in Bethlehem, south of the West Bank, and
erected a make-shift checkpoint.
Dozens of Palestinian vehicles
were stopped and searched at the checkpoint.
In Tulkarem, a
university student was arrested at a make-shift checkpoint while on his
way back home.
He was then taken to an unknown destination.
Two other youths were detained in occupied Jerusalem after Israeli
policemen stormed Silwan town amid heavy firing of teargas bombs.
The Israeli forces regularly carry out raids across the occupied
West Bank. Around 7,000 Palestinians are currently held in Israeli
prisons, many of whom are held under arbitrary administrative detention
without charge or trial in violation of the international law, according
to prisoners’ rights group Addameer.
Sheikh Sabri warns of renewed Israeli attempts to divide Aqsa
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)--
Sheikh Ikrima Sabri, head of the Supreme Islamic Council in Occupied
Jerusalem, has warned that Israel is trying to carry out its plot to
divide the Aqsa Mosque temporally between Muslims and Jews.
Sheikh Sabri stressed that the Israeli occupation escalated recently its
arrests and measures against pro-Aqsa activists in Jerusalem in order to
pave the way for its temporal division plan at the Aqsa Mosque.
"For five years, we have noticed such attempts, albeit abortive, by the
occupation at the Aqsa Mosque, and it will do it over and over again
through carrying out arrests and issuing banishment orders in order to
execute its temporal division plan at the Aqsa Mosque."
of the Islamic Council also pointed out that the Israeli occupation
police prevent buses carrying Muslims from reaching the Aqsa Mosque with
the aim of reducing their numbers at the Islamic holy shrine.
Israeli occupation police have escalated during the last two weeks its
arrest campaigns against Palestinian worshipers and pro-Aqsa activists
in Jerusalem and banned several of them from entering the Mosque and the
Concurrently, they have facilitated the entry of more
Jewish settlers to the Mosque.
Clashes erupt in Jenin as IOF demolishes local facilities
Violent clashes broke out in Barta’a town in Jenin to the north
of the West Bank on Thursday morning after Israeli Occupation Forces
(IOF) demolished two local facilities.
Local sources told the PIC
reporter that IOF soldiers in ten military vehicles and two bulldozers
stormed the town and started the demolition process.
agricultural facilities were demolished under the pretext of being built
in the Israeli-controlled Area C.
A young man was arrested during the
clashes, the sources pointed out.
Meanwhile, IOF stormed a number
of commercial shops and offices in Beit Ummar town, north of al-Khalil.
Local activist Mohamed Awad affirmed that large numbers of Israeli
forces broke into the town before storming and searching a number of
offices and shops.
Electronic equipment were confiscated during
Israeli incursion into Gaza Strip
The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) carried out on Thursday a new
incursion into Gaza Strip and conducted combing operations in the
agricultural lands in the southern border areas.
told Quds Press that four Israeli bulldozers accompanied with a military
tank and an IOF armored vehicle moved some 100 meters across the border
fence and carried out combing operations in the eastern border
The incursion is the latest in a series of
Israeli violations of the Cairo-brokered ceasefire accord signed in the
wake of the 2014 offensive on the besieged coastal enclave.
Meanwhile, Israel Hayom newspaper said that Israeli forces' Home Front
Command started Thursday a large-scale drill in Kibbutz Erez near the
The drill, held in cooperation with the nonprofit
organization Magen Yehuda, was described as the most extensive drill of
its kind in the area, with the goal of preparing for any infiltration
from the Gaza Strip, the newspaper added.
Local patrol units
were expected to participate alongside special forces from "the Israel
Defense Forces, Israel Police, Magen David Adom, the Fire and Rescue
Authority" and other civilian agencies, according to the Israeli paper.
The drill will include detonating explosives, smoke and simulated
gunfire, as well as mock casualties to create a hostile atmosphere.
Groups of illegal Israeli settlers violate Al-Aqsa plazas
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)--
Groups of illegal Israeli settlers embarked on desecration
tours of the holy Aqsa Mosque’s plazas in the early morning hours of
Thursday escorted by special police forces.
The settlers, who
entered the holy Islamic site from Maghareba Gate, tried to perform
Talmudic rituals but were confronted by chants of Allahu Akbar by Muslim
Israeli policemen, meanwhile, continued to block the
entry into the Mosque of Palestinian women, whose names were included in
the so-called Golden List of woman banned from entry into the site.
The barred women staged a sit-in at the gates of the Aqsa Mosque and
recited verses of the holy Quran.
Settlers deliberately enter the
holy site as early as 0700 a.m. daily to avoid the gathering of
worshippers during prayer at later times.
Elderly men among 20 detainees rounded up overnight
The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) launched overnight and at dawn
Thursday a large-scale raid and arrest campaign across occupied
Jerusalem and West Bank.
20 Palestinians were detained during the
campaign including eight elderly men in occupied Jerusalem.
eight elderly men’s arrest is believed to be behind their almost-daily
presence in al-Aqsa Mosque, where dozens of Palestinian sit-inners were
recently arrested and denied entry to the holy shrine for different
Several arrests were also reported in al-Khalil south
of occupied West Bank including an ex-prisoner.
violent clashes broke out after Israeli forces stormed an exchange money
store and confiscated its equipment before setting it on fire.
Along the same line, several towns were raided in Nablus where a number
of locals were also arrested at dawn today.
The ex-detainee Anas
Hamdi, who was released last year after spending seven years in Israeli
jails, was among the detainees.
IOF soldiers were deployed in the
city till morning hours and prevented people’s movement even to the
mosque, causing a state of tension among locals.
Nine Jerusalemites kidnapped in Wednesday's police campaign
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)--
The Israeli occupation police on Wednesday kidnapped nine Palestinian
citizens, including two elderly men and one child, in different areas of
The Wadi Hilweh Information Center said that
Israeli policemen kidnapped Sheikh Yaser Abu Ghazalah, an employee of
the Islamic Waqf Authority in Jerusalem, and one young man during
evening raids on their homes in Wadi al-Joz neighborhood.
police also kidnapped, in the evening, 68-year-old Mohamed Yasin from
his home in Silwan district, east Jerusalem.
Palestinians, including a child, were taken prisoners during dawn police
raids on homes in the Old City, Sur Baher, Jabal Mukaber, Wadi al-Joz,
Abu Dis and Silwan.
The Israeli police have escalated their
arrest campaigns in the holy city and their restrictions on the entry of
Muslims to the Aqsa Mosque ahead of the Passover holiday, which Jews
will mark on April 22.
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