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News, October 2018
4 Palestinians Killed, 232 Injured Inside Gaza, One Killed in Ramallah by Israeli Occupation Soldiers
October 26, 2018
While brutal force has been used to create Zionist Israel and sustain it thus far, Zionist claims to Palestine are false. Actually, from the five thousand years of known written history, there has been a continuous Palestinian-Canaanite presence in the Holy Land. Despite the Zionist false claims, the ancient Israelites ruled part of the land for only 85 years (during the reign of David, Solomon, and Solomon's son).
After that, the Egyptians conquered Palestine-Canaan in 925 BC, followed by Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, and Romans, before the Arab Muslim rule, starting from 636 AD.
By the Time Jesus started his mission, the three population groups of Canaanites, Palestinians, and Israelites were melted together in religion and language. Most of them became Christians when Constantine converted in 313 AD. Then, most of them became Muslims in the 7th and 8th centuries AD.
So, Palestinian Muslims, Christians, and Jews are the ones who have the right to claim descent from ancient Israelites, Palestinians, and Canaanites, not Zionists from other continents.
The following news stories are just examples of the Israeli occupation government violations of Palestinian human rights, on daily basis.More detailed news stories can be found at the following sources: https://english.palinfo.com/, http://imemc.org/, https://paltoday.ps/ar/
A Palestinian mother grieving the death of her son, who was killed inside Gaza by Israeli occupation soldiers
from across the Israeli border, for no other reason than protesting the 11-year old Israeli blockade of the Palestinian
territory of Gaza strip, Friday, October 26, 2018.
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Kill Four Palestinians, Injures 232, In Gaza
October 26, 2018 10:28 PM IMEMC News
Israeli occupation soldiers, stationed across the Gaza border, resorted, on Friday, to the excessive use of force against the Great Return March Procession in several parts of the Gaza Strip, Friday, killing four Palestinians, and injuring 232 others, including 180 who were shot with live fire.
The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has reported that the soldiers shot 180 Palestinians with live fire, including one medic who was shot in his leg, and suffered a moderate injury, while helping wounded Palestinians at a make-shift clinic, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.
The Health Ministry added that among the wounded Palestinians are eight paramedics who were shot while providing the needed medical aid to wounded Palestinians in protests areas, in addition to 51 children, eight women in the eastern parts of the coastal region.
Eyewitnesses said that Israeli army sharpshooters, stationed in fortified posts hundreds of meters across the border fence, targeted the protesters with live fire, while the soldiers fire live rounds, in addition to dozens of high-velocity gas bombs.
Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said a young man, identified as Nassar Eyad Abu Tayyim, 19, was shot east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and died from his serious wounds at the Gaza European Hospital.
He added that the soldiers also killed Ayesh Ghassan Shaat, 23, and Ahmad Sa’id Abu Libda, 22, east of Khan Younis.
A fourth Palestinian, Mohammad Khaled Mahmoud Abdul-Nabi, 27, died at the Shifa Medical Center, from serious wounds he suffered after the soldiers shot him, east of Jabalia, in northern Gaza.
In related news, a Palestinian identified as Jabr Ibrahim Abu Hmeisa, 27, was killed and another young man was injured in what was described as an accidental explosion in the al-Boreij refugee camp, in Central Gaza.
A group calling itself the Mujahidin Brigades said the young man was killed “during preparation” without providing further details. He was killed in a building, and was not part of the Great Return March processions.
On Friday evening, the soldiers invaded the al-Mazra’a al-Gharbiyya village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, killed one Palestinian, identified as Othman Ahmad Ladadweh, 33, and injured dozens, including eight who were shot with live fire, while the soldiers also assaulted journalists, and shot one.
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Near Ramallah
October 26, 2018 7:56 PM IMEMC News
Israeli occupation soldiers invaded, on Friday evening, the al-Mazra’a al-Gharbiyya village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, killed one Palestinians and injured dozens, including eight who were shot with live fire, while the soldiers also assaulted journalists, and shot one.
Media sources in Ramallah said several army jeeps invaded the village, and attacked dozens of Palestinian protesters, who were holding a nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and colonies, leading to confrontations.
The soldiers fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades at the protesters.
The Palestinian Health Ministry said the soldiers killed a former political prisoner, identified as Othman Ahmad Ladadweh, 33.
It stated that Ladadweh was shot with a live round in the upper thigh, but the bullet went through his spleen and liver, causing a very serious injury before he was rushed to the Istishari Hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds.
The Israeli occupation soldiers also shot eight Palestinians with live fire, including one who suffered a serious gunshot wound in the head, and caused many others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.
Among the wounded is a journalist identified as Ahmad Shreiteh, who was shot with a live round in the thigh and suffered a moderate injury.
In addition, the soldiers fired gas bombs at media crews, and assaulted several journalists while trying to stop them from documenting the unfolding events.
Israeli Occupation Air Force Fires Dozens Of Missiles Into Gaza
October 27, 2018 11:08 AM IMEMC News
The Israeli Occupation Air Fore carried out, overnight, dozens of strikes targeting many areas in the besieged Gaza Strip.
The army said it attacked eighty “Hamas targets” in the costal region, after 30 shells were fired from Gaza into adjacent Israeli area.
The army said the strikes against Gaza were carried out by dozens of fighter jets, and other types of army aircrafts, Israeli daily Haaretz has reported. It added that, according to the army, two of the bombarded buildings in Gaza were used to “manufacture weapons,” in addition to “five military compounds,” and a building used by Hamas’s “general security forces.”
Haaretz also quoted the military saying that the Iron Dome missile defense system managed to intercept eleven shells that were fired from Gaza, into Israeli areas, south of the country. Media sources in Gaza said that among the bombarded targets was a four-story building under construction in the center of Gaza city.
They added that the building was completely destroyed, while the missiles’ impacts also caused damage to several surrounding homes, before ambulances and firefighters rushed to aid the civilians.
The army also fired missiles at a site, which they claimed was run by an armed resistance group, close to the Indonesian Hospital in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza.
The Health Ministry in Gaza said doctors and hospital workers had to remove many patients from their rooms, and place them in hallways, in fear of further attacks. In addition, the army carried out seventeen airstrikes targeting one site, used by the Al-Qassam Brigades the armed wing of Hamas in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, completely destroying it.
Five shells were fired from Gaza toward Sderot and the western Negev. The ‘Iron Dome’ defense system intercepted four of them. The Israeli military fired a missile east of Jabalia
Israeli military correspondent Roni Daniel, with Channel Two News, said that the Israeli army is preparing for a large-scale offensive on Gaza – especially after it became convinced that the order to fire shells came from Damascus.
The spokesperson of the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, said, “The enemy [Israel] is lying — no missiles were fired from Gaza this evening. The Israeli Iron Dome system was alerted to live fired that was fired during Qassam training – not shells fired into Israel.”
Al Jazeera reported that the Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for firing the shells into Israel.
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Injure Eleven Palestinians In Abu Dis
October 25, 2018 9:00 PM IMEMC News
Israeli occupation soldiers invaded, on Thursday evening, Abu Dis town, east of occupied East Jerusalem, and attacked dozens of Palestinian protesters, wounding eleven.
Media sources in Abu Dis said several army jeeps invaded the town, and fired many rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades.
They added that eleven Palestinians were injured by the rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs, and received treatment by local medics, without the need for hospitalization.
The invasion was carried out from several directions, when many armored military jeeps advanced into the Palestinian town.
Also on Thursday, the soldiers injured many schoolchildren after firing gas bombs into their school, in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Injure Many Schoolchildren In Hebron
October 25, 2018 7:38 PM IMEMC News
Israeli occupation soldiers fired, Thursday, several gas bombs into the Nahda Basic School for Boys, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, causing dozens of students and teacher to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, including some students who fainted.
Rawhi az-Zaro, the principal of the school, said the soldiers surrounded the school and fired dozens of gas bombs directly into its campus.
He added that dozens of children and teachers suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation, including some who fainted, and required urgent treatment.
Az-Zaro stated that the soldiers also fired gas bombs and workers of the Hebron City Council, near the school, causing them to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation.
The principal said the school administration contacted the Palestinian Education Ministry about the attack, and the Palestinian District Coordination Office to demand the military vehicles to avoid driving near the schools during the times when students are arriving or leaving it.
In Defiance to the World:
Israeli Occupation Government Prime Minister, Netanyahu, Announces Intention to Destroy the Palestinian Bedouin of Al-Khan Al-Ahmar
October 22, 2018
Assaf: “Al-Khan Al-Ahmar On High Alert After Netanyahu Vowed To Demolish It”
October 21, 2018 12:17 PM IMEMC News
Palestinian government Minister and the head of the National Commission against the illegal Israeli Apartheid Wall and illegal settlements, Walid Assaf, has reported that the peaceful protests and gatherings in al-Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin community, east of occupied Jerusalem, will continue.
His statements came after Israeli occupation government prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said on Sunday morning, that the Bedouin community will be removed, and the Ministerial Security Cabinet, is the party that decides when the demolition will take place.
In a phone interview with WAFA Palestinian News Agency, Assaf said, “Israel’s positions and rulings are government by far-right parties, which constantly call for the demolition and displacing of al-Khan al-Ahmar, to replace the Palestinians with illegal colonies, in direct violation of International Law.”
On Saturday, Israel announced its decision to postpone, or freeze, the demolition of the Bedouin Palestinian village until further notice, to discuss all suggestions and alternate plans prior to carrying out the violent removal.
Israel Postpones Al-Khan Al-Ahmar Demolition, Protests To Continue Until Demolition Order Cancelled
October 21, 2018 12:27 AM IMEMC News
Israeli daily Haaretz has reported that the Israeli government has decided to postpone the demolition of the al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian Bedouin community, east of occupied Jerusalem, until further notice. Palestinian Minister Walid Assaf says protests will continue until Israel completely cancels and voids its demolition orders of the village.
Haaretz said that, according to a source at the office of Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, the government has decided to “postpone the demolition until further notice.”
It added that the sources said that the “government wants to look into different offers” before the forceful removal of the villagers and the demolition of their village.
Haaretz also said that the military and the “Civil Administration office,” in the occupied West Bank have not received any orders in this regard, and the military has not been instructed to leave the area.
It is worth mentioning that the army continued bulldozing and creating pathways to allow heavy bulldozers and equipment into the Bedouin community in preparation for demolishing it.
In a press conference in al-Khan al-Ahmar, during which he was informed by the media about the sudden Israeli decision, Palestinian Minister, the head of the National Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, Waleed Assaf, said initially that Palestinians do not trust reports coming from Israeli media outlets, unless they receive official confirmation.
Upon receiving confirmation, celebrations broke out in the village, and the villagers and their supporters began chanting, singing and waving Palestinian flags.
“Our protests will continue in al-Khan al-Ahmar, and even if the demolition is delayed, the struggle will not be over,” Assaf stated, “We believe that the Israeli political leadership is just trying to gain time in order to discuss solutions before the forceful eviction and demolition of the village.”
He also stated that, just a month ago, the Israeli High Court, denied appeals against the demolition, and granted a green light for the destruction of the village.
“Our goal is to prevent the demolition of the village, and not to postpone it. The struggle continues, and the current developments are the direct outcome of ongoing protests, and solidarity with the just cause of the villagers, who refuse to be relocated or uprooted.”
“Our ongoing popular nonviolent protests for the fifth consecutive month managed to achieve significant progress, including the statement of the International Criminal Court, and the Security Council, in addition to statements by various groups, such as Amnesty international.”
He also stated that the protests will not stop, and the locals along with Israeli and international peace activists are preparing the winter phase of the demonstrations.
“We will not stop; we will continue our nonviolent protests and solidarity activities with al-Khan al-Ahmar, and our protests will even expand to all parts of occupied Palestine, not just in al-Khan al-Ahmar, starting tomorrow, Sunday. Unless we receive serious guarantees that the village will not be demolished, the protests will continue and escalate. We are not talking about postponing the demolitions. We want the destruction order to be canceled.”
“The demolition of al-Khan al-Ahmar harms the Palestinian national goals of establishing an independent and continuous Palestinian state, with Jerusalem as its capital,” he added, “The demolition of the village means the beginning of ethnic cleansing in Area C of the occupied West Bank. We are here nonviolently protesting; we have no gun and no weapons and will continue our peaceful protests despite the military use of violence, including gas bombs, and taser guns. We have been documenting all the Israeli violations, and will sue all of those officers, soldiers and those who gave them orders, in international courts, and will expose the Israeli crimes and violations against our people.”
“I also salute the villagers here who refused the elective displacement and relocation, and I want to salute and thank every Israeli and international peace activist who stood in solidarity with us despite the Israeli military threats and violence, and I want to salute those who were detained and imprisoned by Israel for their solidarity with us, especially Tha’er Thawabta who was abducted by the soldiers just a day ago, and governor Adnan Gheith who spent 123 consecutive days with us here until he was taken prisoner by the soldiers. I want to thank you all for being here, thank the media and the journalists who literally have been living here in this community, to document all activities.”
Israeli Soldiers Injure Ten Nonviolent Protesters, Abduct One, In Al-Khan Al-Ahmar
IMEMC, October 20, 2018 3:36 AM
Israeli soldiers resorted, Friday, to the excessive use of force against dozens of Palestinian, international and Israeli peace activists, holding a nonviolent procession in the al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian Bedouin community, east of occupied Jerusalem, wounding ten, and abducted one after injuring him.
Medical sources said the soldiers physically assaulted the nonviolent protesters, in addition to spraying with gas and pepper-spray.
They added that the attack led to at least ten injuries, including five who were rushed to Palestinian hospitals after suffering burns, cuts and bruises, in addition to the severe effects of teargas inhalation.
Furthermore, the soldiers assaulted and injured a Palestinian, identified as Tha’er Shawabka, before abducting him.
Palestinian Legislator and the Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative, Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, said the escalating Israeli attacks against the nonviolent protesters will only boost the steadfastness and determination of the residents and activists.
“The Israeli occupation army is brutally assaulting nonviolent protesters, medics and journalists,” Dr. Barghouthi said, “The army installed roadblocks, surrounded the entire area, and tried to prevent us from reaching al-Khan al-Ahmar, but the protesters, locals, Israeli and internationals managed to reach through the surrounding hills and mountains.”
He described the excessive use of force by the army as “vicious and criminal,” and added that the “popular resistance will continue in al-Khan al-Ahmar, and will prove the unity between occupied Jerusalem, the ongoing Great Return March processions in Gaza, and the struggle from breaking the deadly Israeli siege.”
The entire village is set to be razed to the ground by military forces under the ‘E1 Jerusalem Plan’ meant to encircle the eastern part of Jerusalem with Israeli colonial settlements in order to encircle Jerusalem and claim it for Israel, denying the Palestinian people’s historical and ongoing claim to the city.
The plan, which began in 2005 and has vastly expanded Israeli colonial settlements on Palestinian lands, is set to displace hundreds of thousands of Palestinian residents from their homes and add them to the Palestinian refugee population – the largest refugee population in the world.
Al-Khan al-Ahmar village is made up of around 180 members of the Jahalin Bedouin tribe, which has a 70-year-long history of dispossession and forced relocation by the Israeli government.
Before Israel’s establishment, the Jahalin lived in the area of Tel Arad in the Negev, located in present-day Israel. Following the 1948 war, the Israeli military forced them out of their villages and into the West Bank; they settled in the pink, rocky hills of what today is known as Mishor Adumim in the early 1970s. Most of the villagers live in makeshift tin shacks or tents, and make their living off grazing. Read More on +972ma
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