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4 Palestinians, 2 Israelis Killed, Scores of Palestinians Injured and Kidnapped by Israeli Occupation Soldiers

July 1, 2016 

Editor's Note:

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


27-year-old Palestinian young woman, Sarah Tarayra, was killed by Israeli occupation soldiers in al-Khalil, on July 1, 2016 Israeli occupation soldiers kidnap six Palestinian young men in Occupied East Jerusalem, July 1, 2016
Palestinian killed after alleged stabbing attack in Netanya, June 30, 2016 Palestinians injured in clashes with IOF at Qalandiya checkpoint, July 1, 2015


Israeli soldiers kill young girl in cold blood near Ibrahimi Mosque

July 1, 2016, AL-KHALIL, (PIC)--

Israeli soldiers on Friday morning cold-bloodedly killed a Palestinian young woman as she was crossing Abul-Rish checkpoint near the Ibrahimi Mosque in the Old City of al-Khalil on allegations of her attempt to carry out a stabbing attack.

Eyewitnesses told the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) that the victim was shot dead suddenly by soldiers at the checkpoint as she was walking to the Ibrahimi Mosque.

They added that the soldiers justified the killing of the woman by saying she tried to stab one of them with a knife.

They identified the victim as 27-year-old Sarah Tarayra, from Bani Naim town in al-Khalil.

An Israeli ambulance crew packed the woman into a plastic bag and evacuated her to an undeclared place, according to the eyewitnesses.

Palestinian killed after alleged stabbing attack in Netanya

June 30, 2016, OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)-- A Palestinian young man was shot and killed Thursday evening after allegedly carrying out a stabbing attack at a market in Netanya city, which left two Israeli settlers wounded.

Israeli media sources reported that the unidentified Palestinian was shot and killed by Israeli police after he allegedly stabbed two Israeli settlers, one of them reportedly in serious condition.

According to a statement by the Israeli police, the two Israelis, a man in his 40s and a woman in her 30s, were stabbed in the upper body and are receiving treatment, with one suffering moderate wounds and the other serious injuries.

Spokesperson for the Israeli police said that two Israelis were stabbed during the incident and confirmed initial reports that the Palestinian was from the occupied West Bank district of Tulkarem. 

Israeli media reported that the killed Palestinian was 40 years old.

A Palestinian teenager was also killed on Thursday morning in an illegal Israeli settlement in the southern occupied West Bank after carrying out an anti-occupation attack.

Rights groups have denounced what they have termed a "shoot-to-kill" policy by the Israeli forces, which they say has led to the death of numerous Palestinians who did not constitute a threat or who could have been subdued in a non-lethal manner.


Israeli Settler killed in shooting west of al-Khalil

July 1, 2016, AL-KHALIL, (PIC)--

An Israeli settler was killed and three others wounded, one of them critically, in a shooting at their car west of al-Khalil on Friday afternoon.

The PIC reporter said that an Israeli car was targeted with fire, near Samu' village, west of al-Khalil, killing the settler and injuring three others.

He added that large numbers of Israeli occupation soldiers arrived to the scene, along with ambulance vehicles, and closed off the entire area.

The PIC reporter said that one of the wounded was in clinical death.

Israeli occupation forces had earlier on Friday morning executed a Palestinian young woman near the Ibrahimi Mosque in al-Khalil after claiming she tried to stab a soldier.

Palestinians injured in clashes with IOF at Qalandiya checkpoint

July 1, 2016, RAMALLAH, (PIC)--

At least 10 Palestinian civilians sustained wounds on early Friday morning in clashes with the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at the Qalandiya checkpoint.

According to eyewitness accounts, clashes burst out intermittently as Palestinian civilians protested the tough security measures and persecution to which they have been subjected at the Qalandiya checkpoint, in northern Occupied Jerusalem.

Over 10 Palestinians were rushed to Ramallah clinics after they were left injured by the IOF during the clashes.

The Qalandiya checkpoint has been Palestinians’ main passageway to the holy al-Aqsa Mosque in Occupied Jerusalem.

The Israeli occupation soldiers cracked down on thousands of Muslim worshipers who have flocked to al-Aqsa at the crack of dawn to perform the last Friday prayers in the holy Ramadan month.  

IOF kidnaps six young men in O. Jerusalem


The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Thursday evening kidnapped, for unknown reasons, six young men in Occupied Jerusalem.

Local sources told the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) that Israeli soldiers kidnapped five young men at Jaba checkpoint, north of Jerusalem.

The sources added that the soldiers forced the young men to leave the vehicle they were aboard, searched them and took them to an undeclared place.

Other sources also reported that another young man was taken prisoner in the Old City of Jerusalem yesterday, without providing further details.

In a separate incident, Israeli police troops stormed on the same day Silwan district, south of the Aqsa Mosque, patrolled its streets and raided homes, with no reported arrests.

18 Palestinians kidnapped by IOF in predawn sweeps

June 30, 2016, RAMALLAH, (PIC)--

Over 18 Palestinians were kidnapped by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at predawn time on Thursday in mass abduction sweeps rocking the occupied West Bank and Occupied Jerusalem.

The IOF rolled into Nablus and showered the city’s southern corners with sound bombs.

Eyewitnesses said over seven army jeeps stormed Irak Burin town, to the south of Nablus, at the crack of dawn and sealed off the access road to the nearby Jabal al-Tur area.

Several Palestinians were kidnapped following the assault.

Others were kidnapped from the occupied West Bank provinces of Tulkarem, Ramallah, Bethlehem, and al-Khalil.

The campaign culminated in the abduction of four Palestinians from Occupied Jerusalem city.

Bodies of two Palestinian women victims leave Ataturk airport for Jordan

July 1, 2016,  ISTANBUL, (PIC)--

A number of Palestinian citizens and activists on Thursday performed the funeral prayer at Ataturk airport in Istanbul for two West Bank women who were killed in Tuesday's bombing attack at the same airport ahead of their flight to Jordan in coffins.

Media sources said that the wounded husband of Nasrin Hammad, one of the slain women, led the funeral prayer at the airport.

For its part, the Palestinian embassy in Ankara said that the bodies of Sundos Basha, from Qalqilya, and Nasrin Hammad, from Araba town in Jenin, would be flown to Jordan aboard a Turkish airliner at dawn Friday and would arrive on the same day in the West Bank.

The embassy added that its Palestinian counterpart in Amman and the Palestinian civil affairs committee would coordinate with the competent authorities in Jordan to secure the transport of the bodies to Palestine.

The embassy also said that five other Palestinian citizens are still in Turkish hospitals receiving treatment for injuries they sustained in the attack, pointing out that two of them are in critical conditions.


Palestinian Teen And One Israeli Settler Child, Killed In Hebron Attack, Israeli Guard Seriously Injured

June 30, 2016 11:20 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli Politics, Israeli Settlement, News Report, Palestinian attacks, West Bank 0

Mohammad Tarayra

 Israeli sources said the Israeli child, who was injured in the Thursday morning stabbing attack, in Kiryat Arba’ settlement in Hebron, died from her wounds.

It added that, according to an initial army investigation, the Palestinian jumped the settlement fence before entering a home and stabbed the 13-year-old girl while she was still asleep in her bed.

Mohammad Tarayra, 17

The Palestinian Health Ministry the Palestinian, who reportedly carried the attack out, has been identified as Mohammad Nasser Mahmoud Tarayra, 17, from Bani Neim town, east of Hebron.

Israeli Ynet News said the slain Israeli child has been identified as Hallel Yaffe Ariel, 13, and added that the Palestinian stabbed her, initially causing a serious injury.

It added that the Palestinian climbed over the security fence surrounding Harsanina neighborhood before infiltrating the house, close to the settlement fence.

Hallel Yaffe Ariel, 13

She suffered various stab wounds all across her upper body, and died in Shaare Zedek Medical Center, in Jerusalem.

It is worth mentioning that Israeli soldiers assaulted Al-Jazeera Crew, allegedly for filming in a “closed military zone,” and kidnapped cameraman Labeeb al-Jazmawi, and Elias Karram.

Karram was released later, but the army refused to release al-Jazmawi.

Mohammad is related to Yousef Waleed Tarayra, who was killed by the Israeli army, on March 14, 2016, allegedly after he tried to ram soldiers with his car. Palestinian medics rushed to the scene, but the army closed the area and prevented them from approaching him, and he bled to death. The autopsy showed “overkill” by the soldiers.

Updated From: One Palestinian Killed, Two Israeli Settlers Injured, In Hebron –  June 30, 2016, 10:41 AM

Israeli soldiers shot and killed, on Thursday morning, a young Palestinian man in Kharsina illegal Israeli settlement, east of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, allegedly after he stabbed and injured two settlers.

According to the Israeli army, the young man infiltrated the settlement and stabbed the two settlers, causing a very serious injury to one of them, before he was shot dead.

Israeli daily Haaretz has reported that two Israelis were injured, one of them is a teenage girl, who was wounded in her upper torso, when the Palestinian infiltrated Kiryat Arba settlement block and entered a settlers’ home before stabbing her as she was sleeping.

Haaretz added that security guards of the settlement rushed to the home and broke its door, before the Palestinian stabbed one of them in the face, while another guard opened fire, and killed him.

The wounded guard suffered a serious injury, before he and the girl were moved to Israeli hospitals in Jerusalem.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that the Palestinian was seventeen years of age and that it was informed of his death by the army, but his name remained unknown until the time of this report.

It is worth mentioning that Israeli reports were initially conflicted, as some claimed the Palestinian infiltrated into the settlement and opened fire on the settlers, and later said he carried out a stabbing attack.

Following the attack, the army removed all Palestinian workers from the settlements and all nearby settlements.


Video: Israeli Gas Bombs Kill A Palestinian Man Near The Qalandia Terminal, 40 Injured

July 1, 2016 2:52 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

he slain Palestinian man has been identified as Taiseer Mohammad Habash, in his fifties, from Aseera ash-Shamaleyya, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

Jul 1, 2016 @ 14:01 The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported, Thursday, that a Palestinian man, in his fifties, died due to severe effects of tear gas inhalation, after Israeli soldiers assaulted dozens of Palestinians trying to cross Qalandia terminal, north of Jerusalem, on their way to the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The man suffocated after the soldiers fired dozens of gas bombs on Palestinians who gathered near the terminal while trying to cross into Jerusalem, to perform prayers in Al-Aqsa Mosque, on the last Friday of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan.

The man was lying on the ground just a few meters away from the soldiers who did not offer any help, and prevented the locals, including medics, from reaching him.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said it is awaiting official verification of the slain man’s identity.

Palestinian Red Crescent medics later managed to reach the wounded man despite the large number of gas bombs fired by the soldiers, and various military restrictions, and tried to save his life before rushing him to a hospital, but he died due to severe effects of tear gas inhalation.

The soldiers also assaulted dozens of Palestinians with clubs and batons, and prevented all men below the age of 45, from crossing the terminal.

At least forty Palestinians were injured after the soldiers fired gas bombs and rubber-coated steel bullets, and several others suffered cuts and bruises when the soldiers assaulted them.

The soldiers completely closed the terminal and fired rubber-coated bullets at Palestinians who tried to approach it.

On Friday morning, the soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian woman, identified as Sara Daoud Ata Tarayra, 27, near the Ibrahim Mosque, in Hebron city, in the southern part of the West Bank.

In addition, the army kidnapped two Palestinians in the town of Jaba’, south Jenin, and near Tulkarem one Palestinian near Tulkarem, in the northern part of the West Bank.

Also on Friday, the soldiers injured at least ten Palestinians near the Qalandia terminal, north of occupied Jerusalem, and kidnapped eight others in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank.

Furthermore, the soldiers kidnapped a young man, identified as Mohammad Samir Abu Zeina, 20, after stopping him on a sudden roadblock near the al-Ram town and the Qalandia refugee camp, while he was on his way to the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Abu Zeina is from Jenin refugee camp, in the northern part of the West Bank.


Israeli Soldiers Kill A Pregnant Palestinian Woman In Hebron

July 1, 2016 1:50 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

 Israel soldiers killed, on Friday, a pregnant Palestinian woman near the Ibrahimi Mosque, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, while a number of eyewitnesses refuted the military claims of an attempted stabbing attack.

The Palestinian woman, identified as Sara Daoud Ata Tarayra, 27, from Bani Neim town near Hebron, was a pregnant married woman, living in Hebron, and was killed at the entrance of the Ibrahimi Mosque, in Area H2, in the city.

Eyewitnesses said a female soldier ordered the woman to accompany her to a room in order to search her, and that the soldier sprayed the woman with pepper spray, an issue that pushed her to run away from the soldier before other soldiers shot and killed her.

They added that the army had no cause or justification to shoot the young pregnant woman, and could have easily subdued her, without resorting to lethal fire.

The soldiers also prevented Palestinian medics from approaching the injured woman, and she died from her wounds shortly afterwards.

Updated From: Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Woman In Hebron July 1, 2016: 11:27 AM

Israeli soldiers killed, on Friday, a Palestinian woman, near the Ibrahimi Mosque, in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, reportedly after she attempted to stab a soldier.

The soldiers fired several live rounds on the young woman, causing a very serious injury, and left her to bleed to death, media sources in Hebron said.

Israeli Ynet News said the Palestinian woman has been identified as Sara Haddoush Trayra, 27, from Bani Neim town, but resides in Hebron city, and added that no soldiers were injured in the attack.

The army claimed that the young woman attempted to stab a soldier, manning the roadblock near the entrance of the mosque, before she was shot dead.


Israeli Navy Ships Open Fire On Palestinian Fishing Boats

July 1, 2016 10:51 AM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Friday morning, on a number of Palestinian fishing boats near the shore of Gaza city and the Central District, causing damage and forcing the fishers back to shore.

The fishers said the soldiers fired many live rounds at their boats as they were trying to fish, in Gaza territorial waters, causing damage but no injuries.

Several navy ships also chased some of the boats back to the shore in Central Gaza, while firing at them.

The Israeli navy conducts daily assaults and violations against Palestinian fishers in Gaza territorial waters, leading to dozens of casualties, including fatalities, and repeatedly abducts fishers in addition to the illegal confiscation of their boats.


Israeli Army Opens Fire On Farmers In Central And Southern Gaza

June 30, 2016 10:12 AM IMEMC News Deir al-Balah, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, Khan Younis, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers, stationed across the border fence, fired several live rounds, on Thursday morning, on Palestinian farmers and their lands, in central Gaza and in the southern part of the coastal region.

The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that the soldiers, stationed on military towers southeast of Deir al-Balah city, in central Gaza, fired dozens of live rounds into Palestinian farmlands, as the residents were trying to enter them, forcing them to leave in fear of further escalation.

WAFA added that the soldiers, stationed on military towers across the border fence east of the al-Qarara town, northeast of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the coastal regions, also fired dozens of live rounds into Palestinian lands.

In addition, Palestinian areas across the border fence in Gaza witnessed an increase in Israeli military activities, including extensive deployment across the border fence, and the firing of smoke bombs while army drones flew overhead.

The soldiers conduct daily violations against the Palestinian farmers who are trying to enter and work on their lands in border areas, in the northern and eastern parts of the Gaza Strip, in addition to the constant attacks targeting Gaza fishers in Palestinian territorial waters.


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