3 Palestinian Children Killed, 2 Seriously
Injured by Israeli
Occupation Soldiers and Settlers in the West Bank, One Killed by Israeli Blockade of
February 19, 2016
10-year-old Gazan Palestinian girl, Marah Diab, died due to
Israeli blockade, February 18, 2016
17-year-old Palestinian young woman, Kalzar al-Aweiwi, was shot
dead by Israeli occupation soldiers in Al-Khalil, February 13,
Funeral of 17-year-old martyr Na'eem Yusuf Saf, who was killed
by Israeli occupation soldiers in Bethlehem, February 16, 2016
||Clashes erupt between
Palestinian civilians and Israeli occupation soldiers in 13
different areas across West Bank, February 18, 2016
Palestinian women protesting the brutal Israeli blockade of
Gaza, February 15, 2016
||Dozens of illegal Israeli
Jewish settlers violated the sanctity of Al-Aqsa Mosque in
occupied Jerusalem, February 17, 2016
14-year-olds Ayham Bassam Sabah and Salim Mahmoud Taha were shot
by an Israeli settler in eastern Ramallah today, February 19,
Muhammad Khalaf was killed today by Israeli occupation soldiers,
February 19, 2015
Palestinian youth killed by Israeli troops after stabbing
February 19, 2016, OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)--
A Palestinian youth was fatally shot by the Israeli occupation troops
on Friday morning in Bab al-Amoud, in Occupied Jerusalem, after he
carried out an anti-occupation stabbing.
Israeli news sources
said the casualty stabbed two Israeli border cops near Jerusalem’s Bab
al-Amoud, before he was shot and killed by the occupation troops.
The Palestinian Health Ministry identified the Palestinian casualty
as 20-year-old Muhammad Khalaf, a native of Kafr Akb
town, in northern Occupied Jerusalem.
Tension has been running
high across Bab al-Amoud area and barrages of heavy gunfire have been
showering the area since the early morning hours.
Two 14-year-old Palestinians critically wounded after
February 19, 2016, RAMALLAH, (PIC)--
Two Palestinian minors were shot and critically wounded by an Israeli
settler on Thursday after they carried out an anti-occupation stabbing
attack in the central occupied West Bank city of Ramallah.
Palestinian Health Ministry said 14-year-olds Ayham Bassam Sabah and
Salim Mahmoud Taha were shot by an Israeli settler in eastern Ramallah.
The Palestinians were shot at the Rami Levi supermarket in the
Shaare Benjamin industrial complex.
The Palestinian casualties
were transferred to the Hadassah Hospital, in Occupied Jerusalem, in
An Israeli was killed and a second wounded
on Thursday afternoon after the two Palestinians stabbed them in a West
Bank supermarket, according to Israeli reports.
Medics said the
Israelis had suffered stab wounds to their torsos and necks and were
taken to a hospital, where one succumbed to his wounds late on
Israeli news outlets identified the dead Israeli as a
senior occupation army officer in the Nahal brigades. He is said to be
in his 20’s of age.
The Israeli TV Channel Ten said that the two
youths entered the supermarket and stabbed the settlers with knives
before they were shot by an Israeli guard from a close range.
Israeli occupation troops sealed off all roads leading to the scene,
causing traffic jams in all directions.
Shortly after the
anti-occupation attack, the Israeli intelligence apparatuses locked up
over 50 Palestinians working in the Rami Levi complex into a stockroom
and subjected them to exhaustive questioning.
The occupation army
further ruled for shutting down the Rami Levi chain stores and banning
the Palestinians from getting into the complex until Sunday.
Palestinians in Bethlehem bid farewell to martyr Safi
February 17, 2016, BETHLEHEM, (PIC)--
Palestinian crowds in al-Ubaidiyah village to the east of Bethlehem
at noon on Monday bade farewell to the 17-year-old martyr Na'eem Yusuf
The PIC reporter revealed that thousands of citizens
participated in the funeral including leaders and MPs in the Palestinian
Legislative Council. The participants chanted for the martyr and called
for avenging him as well as achieving national unity.
occupation soldiers opened their gunfire at martyr Safi near Mezmouriya
checkpoint east of Bethlehem. He was hit by five bullets in the chest.
The Israeli occupation forces prevented medics from providing him with
17-year-old slain girl, Kalzar al-Aweiwi,
killed by Israeli occupation soldiers in Al-Khalil
February 17, 2016, GAZA, (PIC)--
Deputy political bureau head of Hamas, Ismail Haniya, offered on
Tuesday evening his heartfelt condolences to the family of the slain
Palestinian girl Kalzar al-Aweiwi.
Reaching al-Aweiwi’s family by
phone, Haneyya expressed his sympathy with the casualty’s parents and
relatives, saying Palestinian anti-occupation youths have been
sacrificing their lives for the freedom of their people and land.
17-year-old Kalzar al-Aweiwi breathed her last on Saturday (February
13, 2016) morning after she was shot by the Israeli occupation soldiers
at a military checkpoint near the Ibrahimi Mosque, in the Old City of
Al-Khalil, on allegations of attempting to stab an occupation soldier.
Medics said following a post-mortem examination that the girl could
have been saved but the occupation officers kept her bleeding to death.
10-year-old Gazan girl dies due to Israeli blockade
February 18, 2016, GAZA, (PIC)--
A 10-year-old Palestinian girl breathed her last on Wednesday morning
after she could not gain access out of the blockaded Gaza Strip to
receive treatment in 1948 Occupied Palestine.
Mourning his little
kid, the father Abdul Halim Diab told the PIC that his child, Marah Diab,
had been suffering from a renal failure for more than six years, during
which she had undergone kidney flush in Gaza hospitals.
Marah succumbed to her illness because she was prevented from receiving
treatment outside of blockaded Gaza.
The father held the Health
Minister, Jawad Awad, and the head of the External Medical Treatment
Department, Amira al-Hindi, responsible for the death of his daughter.
“We’d got a permission to transfer Marah to 1948 Occupied Palestine
for treatment and for urgent kidney transplantation but the two
officials turned blind eyes to Marah’s case, in a flagrant violation of
all ethics, social norms, and humanitarian laws,” the father said.
“Had Marah not been from blockaded Gaza, things would have been
quite different,” he added.
The father urged the Palestinian
Authority (PA) President, Mahmoud Abbas, to take up his responsibility
vis-à-vis 25 Palestinian children diagnosed with the same disease that
took away Marah’s life and are hospitalized in the same medical center
where she died.
Clashes erupt in 13 different areas across West Bank
February 18, 2016, RAMALLAH, (PIC)--
Violent clashes broke out Wednesday throughout occupied
Jerusalem and West Bank. Several injuries and arrests were reported
during the clashes.
The clashes were mainly reported in occupied
Jerusalem, al-Khalil, Bethlehem, Nablus, and Ramallah.
confrontations erupted in Issawiya town, east of occupied Jerusalem,
amid heavy firing of tear gas bombs. No casualties were reported.
At least one young man was arrested in Azayzia town under the
pretext of being “wanted” for Israeli Intelligence.
same line, Palestinian youths threw Molotov cocktails at Beit Orot
settlement, illegally built on Palestinian-owned land east of the
occupied city, which led to the outbreak of violent clashes with Israeli
Similar clashes were reported at the entrance to
Shufat refugee camp amid intensive use of tear gas bombs.
al-Khalil, a young man suffered rubber bullet injuries while a child was
arrested as clashes erupted in Aroub refugee camp.
were also reported in different areas in Bethlehem as IOF soldiers
randomly fired tear gas bombs at local houses.
of Palestinians suffered effects of tear gas inhalation after Israeli
forces suppressed a popular march organized in Bil’in village in
Ramallah in solidarity with Mohamed al-Qeiq who enters his 86th day of
hunger strike on Thursday.
Israeli forces have earlier
intensified military restrictions at the entrances to Palestinian towns
and villages across West Bank and occupied Jerusalem in anticipation of
the outbreak of violent clashes in support of hunger striker Mohamed al-Qeiq.
Earlier, Israel's high court ruled to temporarily "suspend" al-Qeiq's
administrative detention, but said it would be reinstated if his health
Amnesty International criticized the ruling, saying it
appeared to be "a mere gesture, designed to offer the illusion of
freedom to prompt al-Qeiq to end his hunger strike."
Israeli warships shower Gaza beaches with machinegun fire
February 18, 2016, GAZA, (PIC)--
The Israeli occupation navy on early Thursday morning opened heavy
machinegun fire on Gaza’s shores, at the same time as an army patrol
rolled into the Strip’s eastern borders.
An on-the-spot observer
said Israeli occupation gunboats unleashed eight mortar shells on al-Zahraa
shores, in central Gaza Strip.
The shells exploded on the beach.
No fatalities have been reported.
The attack came at a time when
several army jeeps launched a limited incursion into eastern Wadi Gaza
area, in central Gaza Strip.
A flock of Israeli warplanes also
carried out a series of mock-raids across Gaza sky while Israeli drones
kept incessantly hovering over the territory.
fishermen have been the permanent targets of Israeli gunboats despite
the fact that they have been setting sail within the six-nautical-mile
zone agreed upon in the latest truce deal. Several Palestinians were
killed or injured and others have had their boats damaged in similar
The assault is another chain in the series of Israeli
violations of the Cairo-brokered ceasefire accord struck in the wake of
the 2014 Israeli offensive on the besieged coastal enclave.
Dozens of illegal Israeli settlers violate the sanctity of
Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem
February 17, 2016, OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)--
Dozens of illegal Israeli Jewish settlers violated the sanctity of
Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem on Wednesday morning under heavy
One of the Aqsa guards said that 122 Jewish
settlers and students broke into the holy Islamic site from the
Maghareba Gate and listened to “Torah” lessons under the protection of
special police forces.
He added that one of the groups of
settlers, consisting of 40 settlers, behaved in an unbecoming way and
tried to break olive branches, which raised the ire of the guards and
He said that one of the guards informed the
police force of the settlers’ provocative behavior but was beaten by the
IOF suppresses solidarity march in Ramallah
February 17, 2016, RAMALLAH, (PIC)--
Dozens of Palestinians suffered effects of tear gas inhalation after
Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) suppressed a popular march organized in
Bil’in village in Ramallah.
Large numbers of local residents have
participated in the march that was organized in solidarity with Mohamed
al-Qeiq who has been on hunger strike for 85 days in protest against his
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Kidnap 3 Palestinians on Gaza
February 17, 2016, GAZA, (PIC)--
The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) kidnapped Wednesday afternoon
three Palestinian young men for allegedly trying to infiltrate into the
security border fence in the central Gaza Strip.
local sources, Israeli forces opened fire at the three unidentified
citizens before their arrest. No casualties were reported.
said that the soldiers took the youths to an unknown place after
Infiltration from Gaza into 1948 occupied
Palestine has decreased since the outbreak of Jerusalem Intifada, after
being on the rise over the past year due to the high unemployment and
poverty rates rocking the blockaded coastal enclave.
Israeli army launches limited incursion into blockaded Gaza
February 17, 2016, GAZA, (PIC)--
The Israeli occupation army launched on Wednesday morning a limited
incursion into Palestinian lands in eastern al-Bureij refugee camp, in
central Gaza Strip and built sand barriers along the border area.
Local sources said an Israeli army bulldozer and a tank moved dozens
of meters across the border fence in eastern al-Bureij refugee camp.
The bulldozers raked through the area, leveled Palestinian lands,
and pitched a series of sand barriers along the borders between Gaza and
1948 Occupied Palestine.
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.
Netanyahu, the hopeless liar, to prolong the occupation and
subjugation of the Palestinian people
By Khalid Amayreh
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is quite addicted to lying.
However, what makes this conduct on his part especially malicious is
that he lies quite knowingly, without a twinge of conscience or feeling
During his visit to a small settlement in the
southern Hebron hills Monday, the Israeli premier claimed that
Palestinians were revolting against Israel because they wanted to kill
As usual, Netanyahu completely ignored the decades-old
military occupation by Israel of Palestine and the conspicuously
criminal treatment meted out to millions of Palestinians whose only
"guilt" is their being born non-Jewish.
Netanyahu, who arrived
at the settlement to show solidarity with the family of a settler woman
who was killed a few days ago, allegedly by a Palestinian youngster,
took advantage of the tragedy to hurl lies right and left in order to
justify his intransigence and anti-peace discourse.
overlooked the fact that since the beginning of October, trigger-happy
Israeli soldiers and settlers killed more than 160 Palestinians, many in
an execution style and without the slightest provocation.
According to eye-witness testimonies, Israeli soldiers and settlers on
several occasions placed a knife or sharp object next to the Palestinian
victim to give the impression that he was trying to stab Israelis.
More to the point, Israeli security forces made sure that Palestinians
shot were left to bleed to death.
The murderous executions
prompted the Foreign Minister of Sweden Krister Wickman to demand an
inquiry into these crimes.
Israel, which always adopts a
holier-than-thou attitude toward international criticisms, rejected the
Swedish call, arguing that Israel has the right to self-defense.
Killing the two-state solution
The truth of the matter is that
Israel has effectively killed any remaining prospects for a viable peace
with the Palestinians by decapitating -once and for all- any remaining
chances for the establishment of a viable Palestinian state, thanks to
the ubiquitous metastasizing of Jewish settlements in the West Bank,
especially East Jerusalem.
I think all honest observers,
Palestinian, Israeli and international, agree on this prognosis. Hence,
it would be an expression of dishonesty or utter ignorance and naïveté
to deny the obvious.
This is unless what Israel, its guardian
ally, the US, and the rest of the international community have in mind
for the Palestinians is an insignificant state not worthy of the name,
e.g. a state without Jerusalem, without demographic and territorial
contiguity, without the right of return for the refugees, and without an
Israeli withdrawal to the 1967 borders.
Needless to say, the
vast majority of Palestinians would utterly reject such a deformed
entity even if the entire world sang the hymns of praise for such
Now Israel is facing a real dilemma, which
makes Netanyahu and his ministers make nervous and totally mendacious
statements almost on a daily basis.
Indeed, with the two-state
solution now effectively in the belly of earth, Israel has only two
alternatives left: Either one state for all- from the River Jordan to
the Mediterranean-or an open-ended conflict.
But one state is
impossible since it constitutes the antithesis of Zionism, and an
open-ended conflict is a nightmarish scenario with unpredictable
Facing this increasingly stark dilemma (stark
because there are today in mandatory Palestine as many Palestinians as
there are Jews and the Palestinian population is forecast to exceed the
Jewish population in a few years), Israel is now trying to effect more
ghoulish tactics in the hope that more pressure on Palestinians would
force them or many of them to leave their ancestral homeland.
One Israeli commentator remarked last week that if Bashar Assad could
banish millions of Syrians around the world with total impunity and
without incurring the wrath of the world, Israel should be able to oust
some Palestinians without creating a huge international crisis.
In fact, Israel is already trying this ghoulish scenario.
week, it was reported that poverty in the West Bank and Gaza Strip has
reached unprecedented levels, with many Palestinians selling their
assets to remain afloat.
One Palestinian economist was quoted as
saying that "I wouldn't be surprised to see starvation in some parts of
the West Bank."
Hence the alarming question: Would the loaf of
bread be used as Israel's ultimate weapon to force the Palestinians to
leave their homeland, thus enabling Israel to succeed in liquidating
the Palestinian cause once and for all?
Khalid Amayreh is a
veteran Palestinian journalist based in Dura in Occupied Palestine
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