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Israeli Occupation Army Violations of Palestinian Human Rights:

 Shootings, Injuring, Kidnapping, Destruction of Property, and Theft

August 20, 2016 

Editor's Note:

The following news stories are just few examples of the Israeli occupation government violations of Palestinian human rights, which cannot continue without the full financial and military support from the US-EU governments.


Israeli occupation soldiers raid Palestinian city of Ya'bad, block its entrances in overnight campaign, August 19, 2016 pic Four Gazan protesters wounded by Israeli gunfire in border areas, August 20, 2016 pic
Palestinian Bedouins in Negev sitting on their property which was destroyed by Israeli occupation forces, August 20, 2016 imemc Aida-Refugee-Camp in Bethlehem, where Israeli occupation soldiers stole children's bicycles, August 20, 2016 imemc


IOF storms different locations in Nablus

August 20, 2016, NABLUS, (PIC)--

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) at dawn Saturday stormed different neighborhoods in Nablus city and nearby towns. 

Eyewitnesses revealed that Israeli patrols broke into al-Qarini housing block in al-Masaken al-Shabiya neighborhood in the city, closed the main road and searched several commercial shops for unreleased reasons. 

The IOF troops also raided Jabal al-Qadeh area in Beit Forik town after Palestinian youths had confronted settlers leading to clashes that extended to al-Dubbat neighborhood.  

The nearby Beit Dajan town was also stormed by Israeli forces for the second time in the past 24 hours resulting in clashes in the vicinity of the boys’ school. 

IOF raids Ya'bad town, blocks its entrances in overnight campaign

August 20, 2016, JENIN, (PIC)--

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) last night stormed Ya'bad town, south of Jenin, set up roadblocks at its entrances and used a house as an observation post.

Local sources told the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) that several Israeli troops and barriers were deployed at the entrances to Ya'bad, where cars and passers-by were intercepted and searched

The sources added that the invading troops stormed the house of Mu'akad Attatera in the southern neighborhood of the town, detained all the residents in one room and used its rooftop as an observation post.

The IOF raid on the southern neighborhood is aimed at pressuring its residents to prevent their children from throwing stones at settlers' cars, according to the Israeli claims.

The southern neighborhood, which is located near Mevo Dotan settlement, has been raided by the IOF several times recently.

In a new incident, a large number of Israeli troops stormed at dawn Saturday Tura town near Ya'bad, maltreated its residents and ransacked homes.

Local sources told the PIC that the invading troops broke into and ransacked six homes and assaulted families.

They added that the IOF set up a roadblock on the road between Tura and Ya'bad, amid intensive gunfire.

The Israeli army has recently intensified its raids on Ya'bad town and its nearby areas for unknown reasons.

Four Gazan protesters wounded by Israeli gunfire in border areas

August 20, 2016, GAZA, (PIC)--

Four Palestinian young men suffered bullet injuries on Friday afternoon when Israeli border soldiers opened fire at peaceful protesters east of the Gaza Strip.

According to a spokesman for the health ministry, three young men suffered bullet injuries in their legs east of Gaza City.

A 16-year-old kid identified as Eid Taha also suffered a similar injury during his participation in the weekly protest east of al-Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza.

The protesters were also showered with tear gas grenades during the protest.

Local sources told the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) dozens of Gazan young men rallied east of Gaza when soldiers suddenly opened fire at them.

Since the start of al-Quds intifada (uprising) in October last year, many young men have been participating in peaceful marches to border areas east of Gaza to condemn Israel's ongoing violations against Jerusalem and the Aqsa Mosque.

2 Palestinians kidnapped, another injured by IOF in Occupied Jerusalem

August 20, 2016, OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)--

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at dawn Friday kidnapped a Palestinian ex-prisoner from Occupied Jerusalem, hours after they kidnapped a youngster and left another injured.

According to local sources, the IOF kidnapped the ex-prisoner Sofian Abdeh, 37, from Jabal al-Mukbir town, in eastern Occupied Jerusalem, shortly after they rolled into his family home at the crack of dawn.

The IOF dragged the captive to the Mascoubiya detention center, pending further interrogation.

Abdeh is expected to be brought before the Israeli Magistrate’s Court in Occupied Jerusalem to extend his remand on allegations of anti-occupation incitement.

Abdeh was released from Israeli custody on Monday after he had served 14 years in jails on charges of affiliation with Hamas Movement and involvement in anti-occupation activism.

Earlier, on Thursday evening, the IOF stormed Hizma town, to the northeast of Occupied Jerusalem, and kidnapped an unidentified Palestinian youngster.

Another Palestinian youth was left injured in the assault following clashes with the occupation soldiers.

Fanatic illegal Israeli settlers storm Islamic site in Kafl Haris

August 20, 2016, SALFIT, (PIC)--

Hordes of illegal Israeli fanatic settlers stormed on early Friday morning an Islamic holy site in Kafl Haris town, to the north of Salfit city.

According to eyewitness accounts, Israeli fanatic settlers flocked to Kafl Haris and performed sacrilegious rituals inside an Islamic holy site before they stole its iron gate and windows.

The extremist Israelis reportedly yelled anti-Muslim slogans in a barefaced provocation to the locals.

A number of settlers were, meanwhile, waving arms during the assault, sparking panic in the area.

Injuries as IOF rolls into Ramallah

August 20, 2016, RAMALLAH, (PIC)--

Palestinian protesters sustained injuries on Thursday after the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) rolled into Ramallah province, in the central West Bank.

A PIC journalist said a Palestinian youth sustained injuries after he was shot by the occupation soldiers in clashes near the illegal Israeli settlement of Beit El, to the north of Ramallah.

Dozens of protesters also choked on teargas as the IOF aggressively disbanded a peaceful demo staged at noontime in Beitouna town, to the west, in protest at the Israeli crimes and in solidarity with Palestinian hunger-strikers starving in Israeli jails.

Activist Issam Bakr called for mobilizing mass support for popular protests and campaigns in solidarity with hunger-striker Bilal Kayed and other Palestinian detainees.

He spoke out against the simmering Israeli aggressions on the land and the people, saying they are being committed by an entity that “does not care an inch about international law.”

Head of the Palestinian Prisoners Society, Fares Qadura, also warned of the anticipated death of a number of hunger-strikers after their health has remarkably gone down in Israeli custody.

The assault was carried out a few hours before the IOF stormed at predawn time on Friday Beit Furik and Beit Dajan towns, to the east of Nablus province, and wreaked havoc on over 10 Palestinian civilian homes.

Activist Thaer Hanini said the assault was launched at 2:30 a.m. and culminated in abrupt break-ins and exhausting interrogations of native inhabitants. 

Negev: Bedouin-owned Properties Demolished by Israeli Forces

August 19, 2016 12:26 AM IMEMC News & Agencies

Israeli occupation army bulldozers, escorted by Israeli occupation police, demolished Palestinian-owned properties in several Bedouin villages of the Negev Desert, in southern Israel on Thursday, according to local sources.

Local sources told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli bulldozers demolished residential buildings and arbors located near al-Salam street near the Arara district in the Negev.

A car wash station owned by Arab al-Frejat was also demolished in the Beer al-Mashash village, while Israeli forces raided the village of Um-Batin and demolished a livestock barn.

Bedouin member of the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, Talab Abu Arar denounced the demolitions, saying that “Israel’s demolition campaigns are conducted for political and demographic reasons rather than legal as Israeli authorities claim,” adding that the demolitions occurred without the owners receiving prior warnings.

Abu Arar highlighted that the finances spent on demolition campaigns in the Bedouin community should instead be spent on education, healthcare, and social welfare in the villages.

He also said that the demolitions were part of Israel’s attempts to push Palestinians out of the Negev and force them to leave their lands.

Approximately 160,000 Bedouins reside in villages not recognized by the state of Israel in the Negev alone, according to the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), where they are denied basic services and infrastructure.

The Israeli government uses a variety of strategies to pressure Bedouins into relocating to government-planned urban centers, in contradiction with their semi-nomadic lifestyle, which necessitates access to open grazing land for herding camels and goats.

Meanwhile, demolitions are an almost daily occurrence for Bedouins in the occupied West Bank who largely reside in “Area C” — areas under full Israeli civil and military control according to the Oslo Accords.

Over 70 percent of Bedouins in the West Bank are refugees, displaced from their original places of residence in what is now southern Israel during the Arab-Israeli war of 1967, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), while the majority of Palestinians displaced due to the demolition of their homes in Area C reside in Bedouin communities.

According to UN statistics, Palestinians now make up the largest percentage of refugees worldwide.

ISM Report 07/28/16 : “They destroyed the houses, they destroyed our dreams”

Israeli Soldiers Steal Bicycles From Two Children In Bethlehem

August 20, 2016 11:53 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem,

Israeli soldiers stole, on Saturday morning, bicycles from two children, in ‘Aida refugee camp, in the West Bank district of Bethlehem.

Monther Amira, an activist with the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, said the two children were riding their bicycles and playing in the al-Moftah area, at the eastern entrance of the refugee camp.

Amira added that the soldiers invaded that area, stole the bicycles from the two children, and withdrew shortly after.

The Israeli army frequently assaults Palestinian children, playing in their communities, in addition to repeatedly targeting them with live fire, rubber-coated metal bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades.

On July 25, Israeli Border Guard Police officers, harassed an eight-year-old Palestinian child in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and took her bicycle away before throwing it in a ditch.

Although the abuse was caught on tape, the Police Investigation Unit of the Israeli Justice Department (Mahash) decided not to indict the Border Guard police officers.

The officers were caught on tape harassing the child, in the center of Hebron city, before they took her bicycle away from her and threw it in the bushes.

Israeli occupation soldiers Injure Three Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

August 20, 2016 12:34 AM IMEMC News

Israeli soldiers assaulted, Friday, the weekly protest in Kufur Qaddoum town, near the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, wounding three Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets and causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

Morad Eshteiwy, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said a large military force invaded Kufur Qaddoum and assaulted locals, holding the weekly nonviolent protest, leading to clashes.

The army fired rubber-coated steel bullets, wounding three Palestinians, and many gas bombs, causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

Eshteiwy added that the soldiers deliberately destroyed the main waterline, for the seventh consecutive time.

Maintenance workers of the Local Council in Kufur Qaddoum were prevented from fixing the waterline for three hours.

Kufur Qaddoum started the weekly protests thirteen years ago, marching against the army’s closure of the town’s main road to enable easy access to the colonists driving to and from Kedumim illegal colony. 


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