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News, July 2019
Scores of Palestinians Injured and Abducted by Israeli Occupation Soldiers, Ethiopian Settlers Riot for Killing One of them
July 5, 2019
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/
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Abduct A Mother To Pressure Her Child To Turn Himself In
July 5, 2019 1:08 PM IMEMC News
Israeli occupation soldiers abducted, on Thursday evening, a Palestinian mother from the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, to pressure her child, Mahmoud, to turn himself in to the police.
The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the soldiers abducted the mother of a “wanted” child, identified as Mahmoud Obeid, to pressure him and his family.
Silwanic added that the army has informed the family that the mother will remain in prison until her child turns himself in to the police for interrogation.
The soldiers also abducted three young man in Bab al-‘Amoud area, in Jerusalem, and interrogated them for several hours before releasing them.
Hundreds of Palestinian fishermen on Thursday staged a sit-in at the
port of Gaza City in protest at Israel’s measures and aggressive
practices against them.
Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa with Israeli Minister of Agriculture
July 4, 2019 4:16 AM IMEMC News & Agencies
Israeli occupation government Minister of Agriculture Uri Ariel, guarded by a special forces unit of the Israeli occupation police stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque on Wednesday morning, via the Moroccan Gate, and performed Talmudic rituals.
At around 7:30am ,Israeli soldiers were deployed at the mosque gates and in its courtyards, securing the raid by extremist settlers headed by Ariel.
Ariel was guarded by Israeli forces as he performed Talmudic rituals.
Israeli forces-imposed restrictions on Palestinian entry into the mosque, seizing their personal IDs.
Al Ray further reports that some 2,857 Israeli extremists stormed the mosque last June, under guard of Israeli police.
Al-Aqsa mosque subjected to a daily storm by Israeli settlers, in an attempt to impose Israeli sovereignty over it.
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Injure Two Palestinians In Nablus
July 3, 2019 1:29 PM IMEMC News
Dozens of Israeli occupation soldiers, accompanying several buses of colonialist settlers, invaded Joseph’s Tomb area, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, before the army fired gas bombs and rubber-coated steel bullets at Palestinian protesters, wounding two.
Media sources in Nablus said the army accompanied many buses filled with Israeli colonialist settlers, and sealed the entire area, preventing the Palestinians from entering it.
They added that many Palestinian youngsters hurled stones at the invading vehicles, while the army fired many rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs.
Media sources said one Palestinian was shot with a rubber-coated steel bullet in his face, and another young man was shot with a similar round in his right thigh.
Both were rushed to hospitals in Nablus city, while medics provided treatment to several Palestinians who suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.
Joseph the patriarch is revered by Jews, Muslims, Christians, and Samaritans alike. The Israeli military allows Jews to visit as part of organized pilgrimages, although the site is in Area A where the PA has full control, however, the Palestinians aren’t allowed to enter it.
Ultra-orthodox and nationalist Jews regularly try to visit the shrine without approval, as many Jews believe the tomb to be the final resting place of the biblical figure in the Old Testament.
Palestinians believe that Joseph’s Tomb is the funerary monument to Sheikh Yousif Dweikat, a local religious figure.
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In West Bank
July 3, 2019 11:55 AM IMEMC News
Israeli occupation soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, at least fifteen young Palestinian men from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, and confiscated surveillance equipment.
In Bethlehem, south of occupied East Jerusalem in the West Bank, the soldiers invaded and ransacked several homes, and abducted Dia’ Abu ‘Aker, from ‘Aida refugee camp, north of the city.
In Hebron, in southern West Bank, the soldiers invaded and searched many homes, in addition to several shops, in Yatta town, south of the city, in addition to the nearby ar-Reehiyya village.
The soldiers were also heavily deployed in several neighborhoods in Hebron city, especially in the al-Hawouz area.
In Qabatia town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, the soldiers abducted Ahmad Eshteyya Zakarna from his home.
In Tulkarem, in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Ahmad Jihad al-Hamshari, 37, from his home in Thannaba area, east of the city.
Furthermore, the soldiers invaded Abu Dis town, east of Jerusalem, searched homes and abducted Soheib Jaffal, Bassel Affana and Mohammad Ibrahim Erekat.
In Shu’fat, northeast of Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted Anan Nasser Abu Khdeir, Saif al-Asmar, Ibrahim Abu Nea’, Mahmoud Adeeb Haddad and Anan Nasser Abu Khader.
In Jifna village, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, the soldiers abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Ahmad Adnan al-Kanesh, after invading his home and searching it.
The soldiers also invaded Batn al-Hawa neighborhood, and at-Tira, in Ramallah, and searched several homes.
It is worth mentioning that the Israeli army said its soldiers arrested fifteen Palestinians, in several parts of the West Bank, and took them to a few detention and interrogation facilities.
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Demolish Children’s Park, Wells, And Uproot Trees In Natural Reserve
July 3, 2019 11:13 AM IMEMC News
Israeli occupation soldiers invaded, Wednesday, a natural reserve area in the villages of Khashm ad-Daraj and Um el-Kheir, east of Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and demolished a children’s park, in addition to uprooting trees and demolishing water wells.
Ibrahim Eid al-Hathalin, the head of Khashm ad-Daraj village council, said dozens of soldiers invaded the area, before demolishing a children’s park, used by dozens of families.
He added that the soldiers also demolished several water wells, in addition to uprooting evergreens and other trees in the natural reserve.
The Israeli army claimed that the invaded lands, and the uprooted trees, are in an area “designated for military training.”
It is worth mentioning that the areas east of Yatta and its surrounding communities are subject to constant Israeli invasions and violations, including the demolition of homes and residential structures, in addition to shed and barns, as Israel is trying to illegally annex the lands and use them for its army and for the construction and expansion of Israel’s colonies.
In addition, the soldiers invaded Yatta town, especially downtown areas, before storming and ransacking many homes and shops, and confiscated surveillance equipment.
The soldiers also installed a military roadblock at the entrance of the ath-Thaheriyya town, south of Hebron, before stopping and searching dozens of cars, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.
Two Teens Run Over by Military Jeep near Jenin
July 2, 2019 6:05 AM IMEMC News & Agencies
An Israeli occupation military jeep ran over two Palestinian teenagers before briefly detaining them, said local WAFA sources.
The jeep reportedly ran over Ahmad Saba’neh, 16, and Mohammed Saba’neh, 18, at the southern entrance of the town of Qabatia, south of Jenin, before briefly detaining them.
Ethiopian Israeli Settler Killed, One Thousand Israelis Erupt in Anger
IMEMC, July 3, 2019 8:58 AM Ali Salam
On Sunday, June 30, after an Israeli occupation government police officer allegedly shot an Israeli teen of Ethiopian descent, and on Tuesday, July 2, more than one thousand Israelis protested the killing, and on Wednesday, throughout Israel, Israel’s Haaretz reported. The protests are still reported to be ongoing on Wednesday, Haaretz reported.
The off-duty officer was arrested and questioned on Sunday and released to house arrest, was questioned a second time on Tuesday, and statements taken from witnesses, according to the Justice Ministry. It also claimed there had been reconstructions of the incident, and that additional evidence had been found.
Police claim the deceased, Solomon Teka, 18, was shot as the off-duty officer tried to separate two youths engaged in a conflict in the Haifa suburb of Kiryat Haim, but one eyewitness claims the officer was the instigator of the conflict.
The pathologist’s report was inconclusive at the time of this report, stating the teen was hit in the chest, but the trajectory of the bullet has not yet been established.
In the early aftermath, the police said it would allow freedom of expression according to the law, however, would act with determination against any kind of violence, including attempts to attack a police officer or civilians.
The police used crowd dispersal measures against the rioters, including tear-gas, and stun grenades, a scene familiar to Palestinians resisting occupation, but less so for Israel.
In the northern Israeli city, Afula, 200 demonstrators blocked traffic, and burned tires, on one of the main streets, while major roads in a number of other cities, including Tel Aviv and Haifa. In Tel Aviv, protestors turned over, and set fire to a vehicle, a scene said to be on several highways across Israel
Arrests were made in Jerusalem, Ashdod, with a total of 60 people arrested on Tuesday, at all sites, 50 Israeli police were reported to be injured during clashes.
A relative of the slain teen, Itay Ashatu, said that when the boy emigrated to Israel from Ethiopia, he was a good boy, but said “There are kids who are a product of the difficult reality they’re in,” adding “It’s hard to be black in Israel and walk around feeling secure,” and “Even a policeman of Ethiopian origin, once he takes off his uniform, is at risk of taking a bullet in the head. Parents aren’t afraid of road accidents or terrorists, they are afraid of policemen. There’s no faith in any system, there’s no justice.”
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