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News, June 2017
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Attack Muslim Worshippers at Al-Aqsa Mosque, Injure and Abduct Scores of Palestinians in Several Cities
June 19, 2017
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.
Israeli Occupation Soldiers and Undercover Officers Invade Al-Aqsa Mosque, Smash Its Doors And Attack Worshipers
June 18, 2017 11:11 AM IMEMC News
Israeli occupation soldiers and undercover officers invaded, on Sunday morning, the Al-Qibli Mosque, of the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound, and smashed its doors, before invading it, and clashed with many local youngsters.
The undercover officers invaded the mosque while Israeli soldiers and officers occupied its rooftop, while many Palestinians were detained and interrogated in the mosque compound, as the soldiers investigated their ID cards.
The attack led to scuffles and clashes between the invading Israeli forces and dozens of worshipers, while the soldiers also abducted an international pilgrim in the mosque.
Furthermore, the soldiers assaulted many worshipers, including the head of Al-Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Omar al-Kiswani.
Israeli sources said one officer was injured in the head after a Palestinian stuck him with an iron chair in the head, during the military invasion.
In related news, dozens of extremist Israeli colonists, accompanied by dozens of soldiers and officers conducted provocative tours into the Al-Aqsa compound.
Dozens of soldiers are still surrounding the holy site, and are preventing the Palestinians from entering or leaving it.
It is worth mentioning that the Palestinian department of Waqf and Endowment has repeatedly warned that such invasions into the holy site will only lead to further tension and violence, especially during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan.
Israeli Invasions Into Al-Aqsa Mosque Continue, Resulting In Injuries And Abductions
June 18, 2017 1:20 PM IMEMC News
Israeli occupation soldiers, including undercover officers and groups of colonialist settlers, continued their invasions and provocative tours into the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, while the soldiers also attacked and injured many worshipers.
The invasions took place after the soldiers opened the al-Magharba Gate, allowing large groups of settlers into the holy site, while dozens of soldiers, including undercover officers, invaded the compound and surrounded the Muslim worshipers.
The invasions were mainly focused in the al-Qibli mosque, when more than 250 officers stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, especially the gates of Al-Qibli mosque, and fired many gas bombs and rubber-coated steel bullets on the worshiper.
Sheikh Omar al-Kiswani, the head of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, said the soldiers injured at least three worshipers, after assaulting them with clubs and batons, and used pepper-spray against many others, wounding three.
Al-Kiswani held Israel responsible for the escalation against the mosque, especially during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, by conducting these invasions, and allowing provocative tours by dozens of extremist colonists into the holy site.
He added that the soldiers are deliberately provoking the worshipers by these invasions and acts, an issue that could lead to further violence and serious escalation.
The head of the Islamic Waqf Department and Jerusalem Affairs, Sheikh Azzam Khatib, said the Israeli police allowed dozens of settlers to invade the courtyards of the holy site, without any prior notice, especially after opening the al-Magharba Gate to allow these tours.
He added that, for so many years, the al-Magharba Gate remained closed during the last ten days of Ramadan, yet, the police opened them, and invaded the holy site.
One officer was also injured, with a stone that struck his head, before Israeli medics provided him with the needed treatment and took him to a hospital.
Israeli occupation soldiers Injure Three Palestinians Near Ramallah
June 17, 2017 10:26 AM IMEMC News
Israeli occupation soldiers invaded, late on Friday at night, Deir Abu Mashal village, west of Ramallah, after besieging it for several hours, leading to clashes with local youngsters, before shooting three Palestinians with live rounds, and causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.
Update: The soldiers broke into, and violently searched the homes of the three Palestinians, who were killed in Jerusalem, friday, and verbally informed the families that the army will be demolishing their homes soon.
Emad Zahran, the head of Deir Abu Mashal Local Council, said the soldiers closed all roads leading to the village, starting late at night Friday, and installed an iron gate, sealing the main entrance, and prevented the Palestinians from entering or leaving it.
He added that the soldiers clashed, at dawn Saturday, with dozens of local youngsters, who hurled stones and empty bottles, while the army fired live rounds, wounding three Palestinians, in addition to firing rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs, causing scores of residents to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation.
Mashal said that the Palestinian Civil Affairs Office, managed to enable 41 high school students to leave the village, after coordinating with the Israeli District Coordination Office, to allow the students to attend their final exams.
Furthermore, the soldiers condiscated 40 Palestinian cars, some of them without valid licence plates, and distributed leaflets warning that the military will conduct repeated invasions and searches of homes, and will keep the siege imposed on tghe village.
The siege and invasion into Deir Abu Mashal came hours after three young men from the village were shot and killed in occupied Jerusalem, Friday, after attacking Israeli officers, killing one.
The three have been identified as Bara’ Ibrahim Ata, 18, Osama Ahmad Ata, 19, and Adel Hasan Ankoush, 18.
The slain Israeli officer has been identified as Hadas Malka, 23; Israeli daily Haaretz said the officer was stabbed while trying to reach for her gun.
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Abduct Nineteen Palestinians In The West Bank
June 19, 2017 2:26 PM IMEMC News
Israeli occupation soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, nineteen Palestinians, including a blind man, in addition to a father and his two sons, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, during extensive and violent searches of homes.
The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded several areas in the West Bank governorate of Bethlehem, searched and ransacked many homes and abducted seven Palestinians, including a father and two of his sons.
The abducted Palestinians have been identified as Anwar Abdul-Hamid Adawy, 60, his sons Midhat, 26, and Ibrahim, 22, in addition to Mohammad Sameeh Hamamra, 22, Mohammad Hasan Hamamra, Bakr Mohammad Shousha, and Mohammad Ibrahim Abu Freiha, 22.
In the northern West Bank governorate of Nablus, the soldiers searched homes and abducted six Palestinians, identified as Samir Abdul-Karim Hashash, 25, Fathi Zaher al-‘Aarda, 25, Abdul-Rahman Shehada, Fawzi Mohammad Awwad, Jihad Ata Oweiss, and a blind man, who also suffers from various health issues, identified as Mohammad Sayel Eshteyya, 24.
In Qalqilia and Jenin governorates, in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted two Palestinians, identified as Mohammad Amin Sheikh, 18, and Adam Waleed Sharqawi.
In the Ramallah and al-Biereh governorate, in central West Bank, the soldiers abducted two Palestinians identified as Mohammad Abu Awwad and Younes Hawamda.
The soldiers also invaded Shu’fat refugee camp, north of the occupied East Jerusalem, searched homes and abducted a young man, identified as Daoud al-‘Amour.
The soldiers also ambushed a Palestinian in a courtyard of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and abducted him before moving him to an interrogation center in the city.
Israeli occupation soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Jerusalem
June 19, 2017 12:29 PM IMEMC News
Israeli occupation soldiers abducted, Monday, two young Palestinian men, including one who was taken prisoner from the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in occupied East Jerusalem.
Many army vehicles invaded Shu’fat refugee camp, north of Jerusalem, searched homes and abducted a young man, identified as Daoud al-‘Amour.
The soldiers also ambushed a Palestinian in a courtyard of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and abducted him before moving him to an interrogation center in the city.
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Invade Palestinian Lands In Gaza
June 19, 2017 11:39 AM IMEMC News
Several Israeli occupation military vehicles invaded, Monday, Palestinian agricultural lands, in the southern and northern parts of the Gaza strip, and fired many live rounds while bulldozing the lands, close to the border fence.
Media sources said four armored bulldozers and three tanks, stationed in Sofa military base, across the border fence, advanced at least 150 meters into the Palestinian lands, northeast of Rafah.
Military surveillance drones were also flying over the invaded area, while the soldiers placed sand hills and barriers, close to the fence.
The soldiers also fired live rounds into Palestinian lands east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, forcing the Palestinians out of their lands.
Furthermore, several army vehicles and bulldozers, stationed near the Erez terminal, across the border fence in northern Gaza, invaded Palestinian lands in the area, and fired many live rounds.
In related news, Israeli navy ships fired many live rounds at Palestinian fishing boats, in Gaza territorial waters, in the northern part of the coastal region.
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Qalqilia And Jenin
Israeli occupation soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the village of Sneeria, east of the northern West Bank city of Bethlehem, and abducted a young man. The soldiers also abducted one Palestinian at a military roadblock near Jenin.
Media sources said several army vehicles invaded many neighborhoods before breaking into dozens of homes and violently searching them, causing excessive damage.
The sources added that the soldiers abducted Mohammad Amin Sheikh, 18, and took him to Etzion military base and security center, north of Bethlehem.
In Jenin, also in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted a young man, identified as Adam Sharqawi, after stopping him at a military roadblock, installed by the army at the main entrance of Zababda town, south of Jenin.
The Palestinian was heading back home in Zababda, when the soldiers stopped and searched many cars, and interrogated the Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.
Also at dawn, the soldiers invaded the West Bank governorate of Bethlehem, broke into and searched homes, and abducted seven Palestinians, including a father and two of his sons.
Including Father And His Two Sons, Israeli Occupation Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians In Bethlehem
June 19, 2017 10:51 AM IMEMC News
Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the West Bank governorate of Bethlehem, broke into and searched homes, and abducted seven Palestinians, including a father and two of his sons, the Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported.
The PPS said the soldiers invaded Bethlehem city, before searching and ransacking homes, and abducted Anwar Abdul-Hamid ‘Adawy, 60, in addition to his sons, Midhat, 26, and Ibrahim, 22.
The soldiers also invaded Husan village, west of Bethlehem, also searched homes and abducted two young men, identified as Mohammad Samih Hamamra, 22, and Mohammad Hasan Hamamra.
Furthermore, the soldiers invaded homes in Abu Freiha area, in Beit Sahour city, east of Bethlehem, and abducted Ismael Hasan Obeyyat, and Mohammad Ibrahim Abu Freiha, 36.
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Abduct Twelve Palestinians In The West Bank
June 18, 2017 12:51 PM IMEMC News
Israeli occupation soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, twelve Palestinians, including the wife of a political prisoner, from their homes in various parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society has reported.
The PPS said the soldiers abducted at least six Palestinians, mainly children, from their homes in occupied East Jerusalem.
It added that the soldiers also abducted three Palestinians, identified as Baha’ Osama Abu Alia, Amer Atef Abu Alia, and Enaya Ahmad Ata, 42, the wife of Saleh Ata, who is imprisoned by Israel, serving a 21-year term.
Also in Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted Mo’taz Jaffal, from his home in Abu Dis town.
Furthermore, the soldiers abducted Odai Atef Ta’amra, 24, and Mohannad Ateyya Ta’amra, 19, from the West Bank governorate of Bethlehem.
Israeli occupation soldiers Abduct A Palestinian In Bethlehem, Navy Attacks Fishing Boats In Gaza
June 18, 2017 10:51 AM IMEMC News
Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, Sunday, Wadi Shahin area, in the heart of Bethlehem city, in the occupied West Bank, and abducted a young man. In the Gaza Strip, the Israeli navy opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats, in northern and central Gaza Strip.
The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded and searched homes, and interrogated several young men, before abducting one.
The PPS said the abducted young man has been identified as Mohannad Ateyya Ta’amra, 21, and that the soldiers took him to Etzion military base and security center, south of Bethlehem.
In addition, the soldiers invaded Deir Abu Mashal village, northwest of Ramallah in central West Bank, shot and injured two young men, and abducted the wife of a Palestinian political prisoner.
In the besieged Gaza Strip, Israeli navy ships fired many live rounds at Palestinian fishing boats, in Gaza territorial waters, in the Sudaniyya Sea, in the northern part of the costal region, and the Central District, forcing the fishermen back to shore.
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Injure Two Young Men, Abduct A Woman, Near Ramallah
June 18, 2017 10:06 AM IMEMC News
Israeli occupation soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, Deir Abu Mashal village, northwest of Ramallah in central West Bank, shot and injured two young men, and abducted the wife of a Palestinian political prisoner.
The soldiers clashed with many local youngsters, who hurled stones at the invading military vehicles, while the soldiers fired live rounds, including the illegal Toto expanding bullets, in addition to rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs.
Medical sources at the Palestine Medical Complex, in Ramallah, said the soldiers shot a young man with a Toto bullet in the leg, and another Palestinian with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the arm.
The soldiers also stormed and ransacked many homes in the village, an abducted the wife of detainee Saleh Suleiman Abu Nabhan, who is imprisoned by Israel, serving a twenty-year sentence.
The soldiers also confiscated the wife’s gold, while violently searching and ransacking the property, causing excessive damage.
Deir Abu Mashal remains under tight siege, and constant invasions, since Friday evening, after three young men from the village were killed, after attacking Israeli officers and soldiers, in Jerusalem, killing one.
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Hebron
June 17, 2017 10:48 AM IMEMC News
Israeli occupation soldiers invaded, on Saturday at dawn, the town of Ethna, west of Hebron in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, searched homes and abducted three young Palestinian men.
Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes, before abducting Moath Ahmad Farajallah, 22, his brother Ward, 18, and Mohammad Ahmad Farajallah, 25.
The soldiers also interrogated many Palestinians in their homes, while inspecting their ID cards, and violently searching their homes.
In addition, the soldiers installed roadblocks at the main roads leading to Sa’ir and Halhoul towns, in addition to Hebron’s northern road, before stopping and searching dozens of cards, and questioned many Palestinians.
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