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Israeli Brutal Siege of Gaza Protested World-Wide on May 31,

Israeli  Soldiers and Settlers Continue Violations of Palestinian Human Rights

May 29, 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.


Mavi Marmara set to break the brutal Israeli siege of Gaza Strip on May 31, 2010 but was attacked by Israeli occupation soldiers who massacred the peace activists on board. Turkish activists commemorate 6th anniversary of the Mavi Marmara massacre perpetrated by Israelis on May 29, 2010
Israeli occupation soldiers raid homes, arrests citizens in West Bank dawn campaigns, May 30, 2016 Israeli police teach preschool children how to kill Palestinians, May 28, 2016 pic

May 31 declared as world solidarity day with Gaza

May 29, 2016, LONDON, (PIC)--

The world campaign for the support of women boats to Gaza declared May 31 as the world solidarity day with Gaza in commemoration of the sixth anniversary of the Israeli attack on Mavi Marmara solidarity ship.  
In a press statement on Saturday, Dr. Issam Yousuf, head of the world popular committee for the support of Gaza, called for massive action to end the Israeli siege on Gaza Strip. He asked the international community to protect the women boats heading to Gaza and guarantee their arrival to the Strip with no objection or interception by Israeli navy.

He also urged for adopting the Palestinian demands of establishing a harbor in Gaza and providing the floating power plant. He called on Egypt to open Rafah border crossing and to establish a commercial zone with Gaza Strip. 

Yousuf said, "The siege is a massive punishment and a crime against humanity in Palestine", and called for tabling the Israeli crimes at the international courts in order to prosecute Israeli army and political leaders. 

Turkish activists commemorate Marmara massacre

May 29, 2016, ISTANBUL, (PIC)--

Thousands of Turkish citizens and activists joined a march commemorating the Mavi Marmara massacre perpetrated by the Israeli occupation forces off the Mediterranean waters.

The march kicked off from the Taqsim Square in Istanbul under the slogan “We shall keep marching until Occupied Jerusalem is liberated.”

The Arab community in Turkey lifted the Palestinian and Turkish flags and chanted slogans calling for breaking the Israeli siege on Gaza.

10 Turkish activists were killed after the Israeli navy commandos attacked the Marmara freedom flotilla with bullet fire and teargas canisters while on its way to break the Israeli siege on Gaza on May 31, 2010.  

Israeli occupation forces raid homes, arrests citizens in West Bank dawn campaigns

May 29, 2016, RAMALLAH, (PIC)--

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at dawn Sunday raided several homes and carried out arrests in different West Bank areas.

Eyewitnesses said that Israeli troops at dawn stormed and ransacked al-Salah apartment building in Askar refugee camp, east of Nablus.

One of the residents, from al-Salah family, said that the IOF troops stormed the building where he lives with his brother at four o'clock in the morning and forced all families outdoors before embarking on wreaking havoc on the furniture in the apartments during their search.

During the raid, a Shin Bet officer handed Amjad al-Salah two interrogation summonses against his sons, Mohamed and Ahmed, ordering them to go to Huwara military base and threatened him to ransack the building every two days if they did not comply with the orders.

The soldiers also prevented the family's children from going to bathrooms, according to an eyewitness.   

The IOF also arrested several Palestinian citizens in different areas of the West Bank at dawn, including a young man named Mohamed Hamdan from Bireh city and two teenagers identified as Mohamed Thawabteh and Ahmed Taqateqa from Bethlehem.

During the IOF campaign in Bethlehem, violent clashes broke out between young men and soldiers in Assaf street, according to local sources.

An Israeli military force also stormed al-Aroub refugee camp and the towns of Beit Ummar and Bani Naim in al-Khalil and broke into a number of homes, with no reported arrests.

Israeli occupation government police teach preschool children how to kill

Click to Enlarge NAZARETH, (PIC)--

Haaretz newspaper has revealed that the Israeli occupation government police launched activities to teach kindergarten children how to use weapons and suppress protestors.

According to the Hebrew newspaper on Saturday, dozens of preschool children from Ramat Negev settlement in the Negev participated recently in such activities supervised by police and rescue officers.

The children were provided with basic training on how to shoot using special plastic rifles and information on some anti-riot and disguise methods used by police and military personnel.

Police trainers also showed the children special police equipment, such as bullet-proof vests, handcuffs and guns, and how they are used against Palestinian protestors. 28-5-2016 5:11 PM. 

Illegal Israeli Jewish Settlers damage Palestinian agricultural products in Bethlehem

May 29, 2016, BETHLEHEM, (PIC)--

Illegal Israeli Jewish extremist settlers damaged agricultural products of a Palestinian man in al-Khader town to the south of Bethlehem on Friday. 

The coordinator of the committee against the Separation Wall and Settlement in the town, Ahmad Salah, said that a group of settlers ruined the main gate of an agricultural field adjacent to Eliezer settlement and spoiled large quantities of zucchini and snake cucumber. 

The settlers also spoiled grape trees which belong to the Palestinian Rezeq Salah who revealed that Israeli occupation forces had erected a caravan over Palestinians’ lands near Daniel settlement to expand it.

Israeli occupation government police arrest Waqf (Islamic Endowment) employee


 Israeli occupation government police arrested Saturday en employee at Waqf Department in al-Aqsa Mosque after being summoned for investigation.

Wael Abu Obeida, an employee at the Islamic Waqf department, was arrested and taken in a military vehicle to a nearby investigation center few hours after being summoned in a police station.

Employees and guards at al-Aqsa Mosque are usually and systematically subjected to Israeli harassment and detention as part of Israel’s status quo policy.  

Report: 150 Palestinian attacks against Israeli occupation targets last week

May 29, 2016, RAMALLAH, (PIC)--

150 Palestinian attacks against Israeli occupation targets took place in different areas of the occupied Palestinian territories last week, according to a report released by the Jewish Voice website.

During that week, the Palestinian resistance fired rockets from Gaza on Israeli areas and carried out shooting attacks in the West Bank.

Anonymous person also attacked Israeli targets in the West Bank with Molotov cocktails and homemade grenades.

Stabbing and stone throwing attacks were also reported to have happened during the same week in the West Bank and Jerusalem.
Four Israelis, including two soldiers, suffered injuries during clashes with young men near Ramallah and two settlers were also wounded after they were attacked with stones in the West Bank during the reporting week.

Since the outbreak of the third intifada (uprising) in October last year, about 213 Palestinians, mostly young people with no organizational affiliation, have been killed and thousands were wounded during clashes with or attacks against Israelis.

The Israeli occupation authority imposed restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers to the Aqsa Mosque compound last August and facilitated its desecration by Jewish settlers, thus provoking the feelings of Palestinians and setting the stage for the intifada.

Turkish Red Crescent offers aid to affected Gazan families

May 29, 2016, GAZA, (PIC)--

Turkish Red Crescent (TRC) on Saturday distributed, in cooperation with the Turkish Relief Foundation, humanitarian aid to 1,560 Palestinian families affected by the Israeli aggression on Gaza in summer 2014.

Anadolu agency quoted Yigit Olcay, head of the TRC’s delegation to Gaza Strip, as saying that 8,000 affected families in al-Shujaiya district have benefited from the humanitarian relief which included foodstuffs and cleaning materials. 

This was the first batch of the Turkish pledges in the donors’ conference which was held in Egypt in October 2014. Turkey’s donation was estimated at 200 million dollars to be distributed on four stages during the period between 2015 and 2017. The second batch will be sent in the holy month of Ramadan, he pointed out.  

14 high-school students killed in Jerusalem Intifada

May 29, 2016, GAZA, (PIC)--

 Palestinian media reports documented the killing of 14 high-school students, including 3 girls, who were shot by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) during Jerusalem Intifada which broke out on October 01,  2015. 

The 14 martyrs have been missed in the high school final examinations which are taking place in the West Bank and Occupied Jerusalem. They are Mustafa al-Khatib, Mohammad Halabiya, and Sawsan Mansour from Occupied Jerusalem; Daniya Ershaid, Adnan al-Mashni, Kulezar al-Ewaiwi, Mohammad Shalalde, Ahmad al-Kawazbe and Walid Tarayreh from al-Khalil; Ahmad Abu al-Rub and Nouruddin Saba’neh from Jenin; Mohammad Zaghlawan and Labib Azem from Nablus and Ahmad Amer from Salfit. 

78,523 Palestinian high-school students on Saturday started sitting for the final examinations for 2016 locally known as “Tawjihi” which last until June 15. 

Hanna: Judaization conducted under cultural, artistic themes in Jerusalem


Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Sebastia Atallah Hanna expressed his refusal of the cultural and artistic events being conducted by Israeli authorities in Occupied Jerusalem under the theme: "Lights of Jerusalem”. 

He opined that these events aim at Judaizing the occupied city of Jerusalem by changing its historic Arab and Islamic landmarks. 

In a statement on Saturday, Hanna said, "These activities are dangerous since they are implemented under the veil of civilization and culture while in reality they are political events against the holy city and its people". 

He pointed to the suffering of the Jerusalemite people who complain about the Israeli aggressive practices that restrict their movement and target their existence in the city. 

Archbishop Hanna also slammed the silence of the world towards Israeli aggressive practices in Occupied Jerusalem. 

Israeli occupation government intelligence summons Jerusalemite woman for investigation

Click to Enlarge OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)--

Israeli occupation government intelligence agents summoned the female Jerusalemite sit-inner Muna Abu Esbaitan, 58, from al-Tour neighborhood east of Occupied Jerusalem, to be questioned on Saturday in al-Maskobiya investigation center.

Abu Esbaitan told Quds Press that she was summoned over the phone and that she was arrested on four previous occasions from the Aqsa Mosque. 

The Jerusalmite sit-inner Abu Esbaitan was deported away from the Aqsa Mosque for four times for various periods. She had previously been arrested after charging her with belonging to the sit-inners organization which is outlawed by the Israeli occupation authorities. 

She pointed out that Israeli forces arrested her husband Ali Abu Esbaitan from their home and summoned her last Sunday within the Israeli campaign against Jerusalemite sit-inners that escalated with the beginning of this year.  


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