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News, October 2017
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Attack Palestinians, Raid Homes, Injure People, Abduct Civilians, Allow Illegal Settlers to Terrorize them
October 11, 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.
Palestinians attacked by Israeli occupation soldiers with tear gas bombs in Yatta
October 10, 2017, AL-KHALIL, (PIC) + -
Dozens of Palestinians suffered breathing problems after inhalation of Israeli tear gas in clashes that erupted between Palestinian youths and Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) in Yatta town south of al-Khalil city Tuesday evening.
The coordinator of the Popular Committee against Separation Wall south of al-Khalil, Ratib al-Jabour, said that clashes broke out after dozens of Jewish settlers stormed and performed Talmudic rituals at al-Karmel Public Park in the city.
IOF soldiers also gave chase to farmers on the bypass Road 60. A number of agricultural tractors were confiscated. Meanwhile a barrier was also erected at Zeef area where Palestinian cars were stopped and searched.
Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) block Beersheba main road downtown al-Khalil city in the southern West Bank for the second day in a row.
October 10, 2017, AL-KHALIL, (PIC) + -
Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) blocked on Tuesday morning Beersheba main road downtown al-Khalil city in the southern West Bank for the second day in a row.
The PIC reporter said that dozens of settlers were seen ordering Palestinians to close their commercial shops and leave the street and Bab al-Zawiya area to ensure settlers’ entry to one of the old houses, claiming the existence of an ancient tomb inside.
Hundreds of settlers stormed al-Ibrahimi Mosque in al-Khalil on Tuesday under the pretext of the Jewish holiday “Sukkot”. They performed Talmudic rituals in the holy site.
In a similar context, the Israeli government is supposed next week to decide on a resolution to establish 31 new settlement units in the heart of al-Khalil city.
The new housing units are to be constructed within a bus complex that was seized by Israeli forces 35 years ago. It is located on al-Shuhada Street and has many entrances to the Old City’s markets which suffer bad economic conditions.
Israeli occupation soldiers raid Palestinian homes, kidnap civilians at dawn
October 10, 2017, NABLUS, (PIC) + -
The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at dawn Tuesday kidnapped seven Palestinian citizens, including two minors, during raids on homes in different West Bank areas.
In Nablus, Israeli soldiers stormed Kafr Kalil town and kidnapped a young man called Ahmed Mansour after ransacking his home.
Local sources also told the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) that the IOF stormed different neighborhoods in the Old City of Nablus, including al-Qaisariya, without making arrests.
In Tulkarem, the IOF kidnapped 20-year-old Khaled Yousef after searching his house in Far'un town.
Two teenagers identified as Majed al-Hindi and Mohamed Jabreen were also taken prisoners during IOF campaigns in Beit Ummar town, north of al-Khalil, and Bethlehem.
Meanwhile, an Israeli military force stormed al-Arroub refugee camp in al-Khalil and searched several homes, with no reported arrests.
The IOF also raided the home of prisoners Anas and Hamza Nawawreh (brothers) in Wadi Shahin area in Bethlehem.
Local sources said that Israeli soldiers brought with them prisoner Hamza during their raid on his home, adding they heard an explosion coming from inside the house.
Armed Illegal Israeli settlers terrorize Palestinians in Yatta park
October 10, 2017, AL-KHALIL, (PIC) + -
Dozens of Israeli settlers stormed on Tuesday morning al-Karmel Park in al-Khalil’s southern town of Yatta, sparking terror in the area.
Coordinator for the local anti-settlement committee, Rateb al-Jabour, said dozens of Israelis residing in illegal settlement outposts built on Palestinian land east of Yatta broke into the park and jumped into the local swimming pool as they chanted racist slogans.
At the same time, the Israeli occupation forces set up checkpoints across the main roads leading to Palestinian villages east of Yatta and prevented Palestinian civilians from reaching their homes and lands. Keywords : al-KhalilIsraeli settlers Published on :Tuesday 10/October
Illegal Israeli Settlers Cause Damage To Twelve Palestinian Cars Near Nablus
Several illegal Israeli settlers hurled stones, on Tuesday evening, at many Palestinian cars, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, causing damage to twelve cars.
Media sources in Nablus said the settlers simultaneously hurled stones at Palestinian cars, driving on Yitzhar road, in addition to the main Huwwara road and the road leading to Sorra village, causing damage to twelve cars.
They added that the attacks seemed to be planned and coordinated, and that Israeli soldiers closed the main Yitzhar road, but failed to apprehend or stop the assailing colonists.
In related news, the soldiers installed a military roadblock at the entrance of Zabbouba village, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, before stopping and searching dozens of cars, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians South Of Hebron
October 11, 2017 3:30 AM IMEMC News
Israeli occupation soldiers invaded, on Tuesday evening, the town of Yatta, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and clashed with many Palestinians, causing scores of residents to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.
Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in southern Hebron, said Israeli soldiers and colonist settlers invaded al-Carmel Park area, after surrounding it, and forced the Palestinians out, an issue that led to clashes.
The soldiers fired many concussion grenades and gas bombs, causing scores of residents to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation.
The soldiers also detained many Palestinians, who were driving their tractors on the agricultural road, and confiscated a tractor owned by Mahmoud Ali No’man.
In addition, the army installed a military roadblock in Zeev area, before stopping and searching dozens of cars, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.
It is worth mentioning that the colonists, who invaded the park under heavy military deployment, came from colonies (settlements), which were built on illegally confiscated Palestinian lands, east of Yatta.
The illegal Israeli settlements are Ma’on, Karmiel, Havat Yair, Susiya, Mitzpe Yair, Havat Ma’on, Avigal, Beit Yair and many others.
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In The West Bank
October 10, 2017 11:32 AM IMEMC News
Israeli occupation soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, six Palestinians, including a child, from their homes, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers also invaded Palestinian lands, east of Jabalia, in northern Gaza.
Media sources in occupied East Jerusalem, said the soldiers invaded and searched homes, in the al-‘Eesawiyya town, and abducted two young men, identified as Mohammad Ali Nasser and Ahmad Mohammad Dirbas.
The army also ordered two Palestinians, identified as Samer Hamdan and Arin Za’anin, who were abducted on Monday at dawn, under further interrogation until this coming Sunday.
In Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, the soldiers invaded homes in Beit Ummar town, north of the city, and abducted a child, identified as Majed Abdul-Aziz al-Hindi, 14.
The soldiers also invaded and searched the home of Shehda Younis Sabarna, and attempted to attack him and his family.
In addition, the army invaded Yatta town, south of Hebron, and installed roadblocks on Hebron’s northern and southern roads, in addition to main roads leading to Sa’ir and Halhoul towns, before stopping and searching dozens of cars, while inspecting the ID cards of the passengers.
In Tulkarem, in northern West Bank, the soldiers invaded homes in Far’un town, south of the city, and abducted Yazan Eyad Yousef, 20.
In related news, several armored military vehicles, including bulldozers, carried out a limited invasion into Palestinian lands, east of Jabalia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, while military drones hovered overhead.
PPS: “Amy Abducted 21 Palestinians In The West Bank”
October 9, 2017 12:01 PM IMEMC News
The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli occupation soldiers have abducted, on Monday at dawn, 21 Palestinians, from their homes in different parts of the occupied West Bank.
The Hebron office PPS, in the southern part of the West Bank, said the soldiers invaded many homes in the city, and abducted Mohammad Hasan al-Ja’bari, 41, Fuad Rashid Eskafi, 34, Musleh Abu Sbeih, Ammar al-Jamal and Mohammad Hazem Qfeisha, 22.
It added that several army vehicles invaded Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, before the soldiers searched and ransacked homes in the town’s center and al-Hara at-Tihta area, and abducted four Palestinians, identified as former political prisoners, Moayyad Waleed Ekhlayyel, 24, and Mohannad Ali Abu Ayyash, 20, in addition to Odai Bassam Za’aqeeq, 16, and Khaled Mahmoud Sleibi, 15.
The soldiers also searched homes in occupied Jerusalem, and abducted Arin Za’anin, and two former political prisoners, identified as Osama al-Hamdan and Nour Shalabi.
In addition, the Jenin office of the PPS said the soldiers invaded homes in Jenin refugee camp, and abducted three Palestinians, identified as Ahmad Fakhri Hweil, Tareq Abu Sbeih and Talal al-Hosary.
The soldiers also invaded many neighborhoods in Jenin city, and installed roadblocks on several roads leading to Zabbouba village and Ya’bad town, before stopping and searching dozens of cars, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.
In Qalqilia, in northern West Bank, the PPS said that the soldiers abducted Ezzeddin Nofal, 18, and Tarbakan Mohammad, 24, from their homes.
The soldiers invaded and searched many homes in the city, and interrogated several Palestinians.
In Nablus, also in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Hamza Abdul-Mottaleb Hamad.
In addition, the soldiers invaded homes in al-‘Azza refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, and abducted Maher Mahmoud Abu Tarboush, 43, while Nasri Yousef Abu Jouda, 25, taken prisoner from Bethlehem city, was abducted near Etzion Junction.
Another Palestinian, identified as Sami Abdul-Fattah Ata, was abducted from his home in Jericho.
In related news, dozens of colonists invaded Solomon Pools area, south of Bethlehem, under heavy military deployment, after the soldiers forced the Palestinians away.
Dozens of colonists also invaded the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and conductive provocative tours, after the soldiers assaulted many Palestinians, and forced all worshippers away.
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Destroy Jerusalem’s Abu Al-Nawar School
October 9, 2017 5:26 AM IMEMC News & Agencies
Saturday evening, Israeli occupation forces broke into the compound of Abu Al-Nawwar Al-Badawi, located in Ezzariya town, east of Jerusalem, and raided the compound school, destroying its doors.
Local sources reported that soldiers raided the schools, destroyed its doors, wreaked havoc, and took over equipment which was being used to continue the building process.
The sources noted, according to Al Ray, that there was a precautionary decision not to demolish the school.
It is noteworthy that the school was established with the assistance of popular resistance activists, whereas the Israeli military threatened to demolish it. The number of students is nearly 60.
Over Three Hundred Illegal Israeli Settlers Invade Al-Aqsa Mosque
October 9, 2017 5:38 AM IMEMC News & Agencies
More than 300 illegal Israeli settlers, escorted by police, broke into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem on Sunday morning.
The settlers performed rituals, marking the Sukkot Jewish holiday, while Israeli police, stationed at the gates of the compound, imposed strict restrictions on the entry of Muslim worshipers to the holy site.
WAFA reported no clashes between the settlers and Muslim worshipers at the holy compound, as is usually the case when settlers break into the site.
In October of 2015, tension ran high across the West Bank, including Jerusalem, against the backdrop of Israel’s repeated assaults on the mosque, including attempts to enforce a unilateral temporal division of the Islamic holy site between Muslims and Jews.
Prior to that, the Euro Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor warned in a report that “Israeli incitement against Muslims could trigger a conflict that would likely result in disastrous consequences.”
“Among the provocative acts documented by Euro-Med researchers against Palestinians in Jerusalem were performance of Talmudic prayers near Muslim devotees, beating, throwing rubbish, cursing, death threats and preventing worshippers from reaching the mosque,” the report said.
Illegal Israeli Settlers Attack Palestinians In Their Olive Orchards Near Nablus
October 8, 2017 7:51 AM IMEMC News
Several illegal Israeli settlers attacked, on Saturday evening, many Palestinians while picking their olive trees in their own orchards, in Huwwara town, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
The Palestinians were assaulted by many colonists from Yitzhar illegal settlement, which was built on Palestinian lands south of Nablus.
The assault took place in the al-Halloum area, in Huwwara; the Palestinians managed to overcome the colonists, forcing them to flee the area.
Such attacks significantly increase each year during the olive harvest season, and largely target orchards that became in close proximity to illegal colonies and outposts, built stolen Palestinian lands.
Other violations include burning trees and farmlands, flooding farmlands with sewage water, in addition to cutting and uprooting the trees, and illegally confiscating them by installing outposts and barbed wires.
The Israeli army largely ignores these attacks, and refrains from intervening, unless the violations lead to clashes with the Palestinians, and in such cases, the soldiers frequently resort to excessive force against the Palestinians, including the use of live fire, gas bombs and rubber-coated steel bullets.
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