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15 Palestinians killed, 1,400 Injured, Scores Kidnapped by Israeli Occupation Soldiers, During Protests Against Restrictions to Aqsa Mosque, July 14 and 28, 2017

July 30, 2017 

Editor's Note:

The following news stories are just examples of the Israeli occupation government violations of Palestinian human rights, on daily basis. This cannot continue without the full financial and media support from Zionists as well as financial and military support from the US-EU governments, which have been active participant in the persecution and subjugation of the Palestinian people.

The Israeli occupation government has received more than $3.8 billion annually from the US successive administrations, Democrat and Republican alike, to enable it to continue the subjugation and persecution of the Palestinian people. The Obama administration made sure that the US support for the Israeli occupation government will continue by obligating its successors to give the racist, apartheid, Zionist state $38 billion in the next ten years.


A Palestinian killed by Israeli occupation soldiers during the protests against imposting restrictions on access to Al-Aqsa Mosque, July 2017 Palestinians in Eizariya, East Jerusalem, injured by Israeli occupation soldiers' tear gas bombs, July 30, 2017
Israeli occupation soldiers arresting a Palestinian young man at Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, July 30, 2017 16-year old Abdul-Rahman Hussein Abu Hamisha was killed inside Gaza Strip by Israeli occupation soldiers on the borders, July 29, 2017


15 Palestinian citizens were killed and about 1,400 others suffered injuries during the events that took place recently in Jerusalem and other areas of Palestine over the Aqsa Mosque between 14 and 28 July, according to Palestinian statistics released on Friday.

July 30, 2017, RAMALLAH, (PIC) + -

15 Palestinian citizens were killed and about 1,400 others suffered injuries during the events that took place recently in Jerusalem and other areas of Palestine over the Aqsa Mosque between 14 and 28 July, according to Palestinian statistics released on Friday.

The statistics, which were prepared by Palestinian journalists in the West Bank, showed that the fatalities and injuries among citizens happened mostly during clashes with Israeli military and security forces in Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

The statistics included the three young men from Umm al-Fahm city who shot dead two Israeli policemen on July 14. Their shooting attack and the resultant Israeli closure of the Aqsa Mosque led to the subsequent events that continued till Friday, July 28.

Accordingly, the number of Palestinian martyrs, since the outbreak of the Jerusalem intifada (uprising) in early October 2015, has increased to 345 people, including 83 children under age 18 and 32 women and girls.

70 of those martyrs are from different areas of Jerusalem, 10 from the 1948 occupied lands, 50 from the Gaza Strip, four Arabs from other countries, and 211 from the West Bank.

13 bodies of Palestinian martyrs are still being held by the Israeli security authorities, according to the statistics.  

After Killing Two Palestinians in Clashes, Israeli Forces Briefly Open Al-Aqsa Mosque for Prayers

July 29, 2017 5:48 AM IMEMC News Holy sites,

In advance of the afternoon prayers on Friday, Israeli military forces agreed to temporarily lift restrictions preventing Muslims from praying at al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, the third-holiest site in Islam. This followed a morning of clashes when Israeli troops prevented Palestinians and other worshipers from praying.

For the morning prayers Friday, Israeli authorities had imposed a restriction banning any men under fifty from praying at the mosque. This led to angry marches in which Palestinian worshipers tried to enter the mosque despite the Israeli restrictions. Israeli forces fired tear gas several times at those trying to get into the mosque for Friday prayers.

In addition, Israeli forces killed a man in Etzion, south of Bethlehem, who they allege tried to attack soldiers. Soldiers also killed a 16-year old boy who was participating in a protest in al-Boreij refugee camp in Gaza.

The lifting of the restrictions came after hundreds of Palestinians participated in civil disobedience Friday morning, conducting a sit-in at the entrance to the Mosque.

This Friday’s events followed two weeks of Israeli closures, restrictions and invasions of the Mosque, after a firefight that ended up on the Mosque grounds two Fridays ago.

According to Ma’an News Agency, Israeli authorities released 95 Palestinians Friday morning who had been detained in clashes Thursday night. Those released were banned from entering the al-Aqsa Mosque for two weeks. Those who were not residents of Jerusalem, they were banned from the entire city of Jerusalem for two weeks.

16-year Old Boy Killed by Israeli Forces in Gaza Protests; 10 Wounded

July 29, 2017 12:29 AM IMEMC News Beit Hanoun,

Israeli military shot, Friday, 16-year old Abdul-Rahman Hussein Abu Hamisha,  during a protest against the ongoing Israeli assault on the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, and the deadly and inhumane conditions of the Israeli siege of Gaza.

The Ministry of Health in Gaza said Abu Hamisha was participating in a protestm east of al-Boreij refugee camp in central Gaza, when Israeli troops, stationed across the border fence, opened fire on the protesters, killing him, and wounding at least ten others.

The injured were all said to have received bullet wounds from live ammunition fired by the Israeli soldiers. Some were injured in the al-Boreij protest, while others were shot during protest marches in Jabalia refugee camp, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

At least one was wounded in the Farahin area of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

The killed and injured from al-Boreij camp were taken to the Al-Aqsa Hospital in Dir al-Balah.

In addition to firing live ammunition into the crowd, Israeli forces also fired tear gas, according to local sources. Two Palestinian medics were among those who had to be hospitalized for tear gas inhalation.

In the other protests that took place in Gaza Friday, in “Nahal Oz”, east of Gaza City, a young man was shot in the foot and was taken to Shifa hospital west of the city to receive treatment, while others suffered from tear gas inhalation.

The soldiers fired on the crowd when the protesters got too close to the Annexation Wall constructed east of the city.

In the Khan Younis protest, the Israeli soldiers fired live bullets and tear gas, injuring at least two youths with live bullets in the feet. The two children were evacuated to Nasser Hospital in the city of Khan Younis, and their condition is moderate.

There were also violent confrontations between youth and the Israeli military near the Beit Hanoun crossing “Erez” in the northern Gaza Strip, during which the Israeli soldiers fired live bullets and tear gas at the crowd. No injuries were reported in Beit Hanoun

Abu Hamisha was the second Palestinian to be killed by Israeli forces on Friday. The first was Abdullah Mahmoud Taqatqa, 24, who was shot near Gush Etzion settlement junction, south of Bethlehem, in the West Bank, after the army claimed he ran toward the while wielding a knife.

An eyewitness denied the military allegation, and said the Palestinian was at least twenty meters away from the nearest soldier.

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Near Bethlehem

July 29, 2017 12:23 AM IMEMC News

Israeli soldiers shot and killed, on Friday afternoon, a young Palestinian man at the junction of Gush Etzion Israeli colony, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, after the soldiers alleged that the man “attempted to stab them.”

The Palestinian has been identified as Abdullah Ali Mahmoud Taqatqa, 24, from Marah M’alla town, east of Bethlehem.

The Israeli military said the soldiers “neutralized” the Palestinian,” after he attempted to stab them.

The term is also largely used by various Israeli media agencies, and is frequently adopted by pro-Israel news agencies, and reporters.

Abdullah’s mother

An eyewitness told the Maan News Agency that the Palestinian was walking towards Bethlehem, and was at least twenty meters away from the nearest soldiers, when one of them shouted at him, and fired a live round, before other soldiers fired five more rounds.

He added that the soldiers then approached the Palestinian, before one of them kicked him to flip him over, and fired another round at him.

“I swear to God; the young man had no weapon of any kind… he had no knives,

no weapons… nothing,” the eyewitness said.

The army said its soldiers “thwarted a stabbing attack,” and added that “the Palestinian “ran towards the soldiers while wielding a knife.”

In the Gaza Strip, the soldiers killed 16-year old Hussein Abu Hamisha Friday during a protest against the ongoing Israeli assault on the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, and the deadly and inhumane conditions of the Israeli siege of Gaza.

22 Palestinians in Al-Eizariya suffer injuries from attacks by Israeli occupation soldiers

July 30, 2017, OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC) + -

22 Palestinian citizens, including children, suffered injuries when Israeli border soldiers stormed al-Eizariya town, east of Occupied Jerusalem, and attacked local residents.

The Red Crescent said its ambulance crews provided three children aged between 7 and 13 with medical assistance after they suffered rubber bullet injuries, adding that 19 other citizens also suffered from inhaling tear gas.

It also said that the soldiers deliberately fired rubber bullets and tear gas at its paramedics.

Local sources affirmed that Israeli troops intensively fired volleys of tear gas and stun grenades at young men in Eizariya and also used rubber bullets against them.

No arrests have been reported during the Israeli military force’s presence in the town.

In a separate incident, Israeli policemen on the same day arrested a Jerusalemite young man called Rami al-Fakhouri in the Old City. The reason for his detention is still unknown.

In Qalqilya, local sources reported that Israeli soldiers detained several young men after storming a school in Azzun town.

The sources did not state if the young men were released later.

Israeli occupation forces raid homes and kidnap Palestinian citizens during campaigns in different areas of the West Bank

July 30, 2017, WEST BANK, (PIC) + -

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at dawn Saturday raided homes and kidnapped Palestinian citizens during campaigns in different areas of the West Bank.

According to different local sources, an Israeli military force stormed Bethlehem city and kidnapped two young men from their homes, one of them with special needs.

Another military force also raided homes in al-Khalil city, with no reported arrests.

Another young man was reportedly taken prisoner after soldiers stopped him after midnight on Saturday at Qalandia checkpoint near Occupied Jerusalem.

In Qalqilya, a local source told the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) that dozens of Israeli soldiers were deployed in al-Daher neighborhood before breaking into the house of Mahmoud Diyab.

The source added that the soldiers ransacked the house of Diyab while an Israeli intelligence officer embarked on interrogating him.

The same military force raided another home belonging to a Palestinian woman called Mona Affanah in al-Naqqar neighborhood of Qalqilya.

The IOF also set up a makeshift checkpoint at the entrance to Azzun town, east of Qalqilya, and another one on the road leading to Izbat Attabib village, and obstructed the movement of Palestinian citizens. Keywords : West BankIOF raidsArrests

Israeli occupation soldiers arrest a Jerusalemite young man at al-Aqsa Mosque.

July 30, 2017, OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC) + -

 Israeli occupation soldiers rounded up on Saturday afternoon a Jerusalemite young man, Wesam Mahmoud, from al-Aqsa Mosque. He was taken to a detention center in the city for unreleased reasons, according to local sources.

Israeli police have escalated their arrest campaigns and attacks against the Jerusalemite people since Jerusalem protests took place on July 14. Dozens of the Jerusalemites were arrested and injured as a result.

Illegal Israeli Jewish settlers on Saturday night hurled stones at Palestinian homes in Umm al-Khair hamlet, east of Yatta city in the West Bank province of al-Khalil.

July 30, 2017, AL-KHALIL, (PIC) + -

Illegal Israeli Jewish settlers on Saturday night hurled stones at Palestinian homes in Umm al-Khair hamlet, east of Yatta city in the West Bank province of al-Khalil.

A local activist said that a group of settlers from the illegal settlement of Karmi'el threw a hail of stones at several homes in Umm al-Khair belonging to al-Haddalin family.

He added that the houses sustained some damage in the stone-throwing attack, which also caused panic among children and women.

Illegal Israeli Jewish settlers desecrate the Aqsa Mosque’s courtyards under police protection

July 30, 2017, OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC) + -

Scores of illegal Israeli Jewish settlers on Sunday morning desecrated the Aqsa Mosque’s courtyards under tight police protection.

A reporter for the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) said that 25 settlers escorted by police officers entered the Mosque through al-Maghariba Gate and toured the holy site.

He added that the Israeli police restricted the entry of the Aqsa Mosque guards and employees and searched them before allowing them in, affirming that the police arrested Ra’ed al-Zaghir, one of the officials in charge of the Mosque.

In a related context, hardline Knesset member and rabbi Yehuda Glick announced that he and more than 150 Jews would ascend to what he called the temple mount (Aqsa Mosque) in the coming hours.

Other notorious rabbis from different West Bank settlements also intend to defile the Mosque today, according to the PIC reporter.


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