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News, February 2020
2 Palestinians Killed, Scores Injured, Scores Abducted by Israeli Occupation Soldiers
February 10, 2020
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:
http://english.wafa.ps/, https://english.palinfo.com/, https://imemc.org/, https://paltoday.ps/ar/
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Abduct Sixteen Palestinians In West Bank
February 10, 2020 2:12 PM IMEMC News
Israeli occupation soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, sixteen Palestinians, including children, in addition to illegally confiscating cash, during violent invasions and searches of homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported.
The PPS said the soldier stormed and ransacked many homes in Silwan and at-Tour, in addition to the Old City, in occupied East Jerusalem and abducted six Palestinians, including three children. It identified the abducted Palestinians as Mohammad Razem, 16, Akram Affana, 16, Montaser Abu Ghannam, Mohammad Abu Jom’a and Salah ar-Razem.
Furthermore, the soldiers invaded and ransacked homes of former political prisoners from Jerusalem, and confiscated cash. In Qalqilia, in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted a former political prisoner, who was imprisoned for five years, identified as ‘Aqeed Qashmar, 32, in addition to Bara’ Eyad Hammad, 22.
In Nablus, also in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Sajed Abul-Latif Leitat, from his home in Beit Forik town, southeast of the city. In Tulkarem city, in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Abdul-Latif Milhim, from his home in Tulkarem refugee camp.
In Jenin, also in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Ali Mohammad Kamil and Hani Maher Sharaf. In Hebron Governorate, in southern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Jamal Nattah, from Ethna town, Mohammad Kamel ash-Shrouf, from Nouba town, and ‘Aa’ed Hazem al-Haimouni, from Hebron city.
The soldiers also installed many roadblocks at the entrances of Sa’ir and Halhoul towns, in addition to northern and southern roads in Hebron city, before stopping and searching dozens of cars, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards. In Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers invaded the al-‘Azza refugee camp, north of the city, and abducted Ayman Nawwab al-Qaisi, 20, from his home.
It is worth mentioning that, on Sunday, the soldiers abducted three siblings, from Ersheid family, in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and released two of them later. In addition, a group of illegal Israeli colonists attacked many Palestinian cars near Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah, causing damage.
Israeli Occupation Army Fires Missiles Into The Gaza Strip
February 10, 2020 1:16 PM IMEMC News
The Israeli occupation regime Air Force fired, on Monday at dawn, many missiles into several areas in Khan Younis, in southern Gaza Strip, Dair El-Bala'h, in central Gaza, and in Gaza city, causing excessive damage, reportedly after a homemade shell was fired into the Negev.
Media sources said the army fired at least ten missiles into an area, northwest of Khan Younis city, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, causing excessive property damage, and fire, to structures and the surrounding homes.
They added that the army also fired three missiles into a site, west of Deir al-Balah city, in central Gaza Strip, also causing excessive property damage.
In addition, the army fired thee mortar shells into a site near the Shuhada graveyard, east of Gaza Strip, causing damage. There have been no reports of civilian casualties.
The Israeli army said it was retaliating to one shell that was reportedly fired from Gaza into an area in the northern Negev, causing no damage or injuries.
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians, Including A Child, Near Hebron
February 9, 2020 1:56 PM IMEMC News
Israeli occupation soldiers abducted, earlier Sunday, four Palestinians, including one child, after several army jeeps invaded Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and ransacked many homes. The soldiers also assaulted a woman while abducting her husband.
Nonviolent activist Mohammad Awad, said the soldiers invaded the ath-Thaher and Safa areas, in Beit Ummar, before breaking into and violently searching many homes, and interrogated several Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.
Awad added that the soldiers abducted a child, Hasan at-Teet, 16, in addition to three former political prisoners, identified as Saif Kassab Abu Dayya, 24, Abdul-Hamid Aby Mariya, 22, and Hassan Adam Ekhlayyel, 21, before moving to Etzion detention and interrogation facility, north of Hebron.
It is worth mentioning that while the soldiers were ransacking the home of Abu Dayya and violently searching it, the soldiers attacked him wife, Alaa’ Ekhlayyel, causing various cuts and bruises.
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians During Funeral Procession Of Slain Officer In Qalqilia
February 8, 2020 3:04 AM IMEMC News
Israeli occupation soldiers attacked, Friday, dozens of Palestinians at the northern entrance of Azzoun town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, during the funeral procession of a Palestinian Lieutenant, identified as Tareq Badwan, 24, who was shot dead by Israeli army fire at a police headquarters in Jenin, also northern West Bank.
The soldiers closed the main entrance of Azzoun town, and resorted to the excessive use of force against the marchers, by firing a barrage of gas bombs, concussion grenades, and rubber-coated steel bullets.
The attack led to several injuries, in addition to causing dozens of Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.
In addition, the soldiers abducted two Palestinians, identified as Mustafa Husam Hantash, 16, at the northern entrance of Qalqilia, in addition to Yousef Abu ar-Rob, 23, while returning to the city of Ramallah.
Israeli Occupation Forces Kill a Palestinian Teen Near Tulkarem
February 7, 2020 10:40 PM IMEMC & Agencies
A Palestinian teenager was pronounced dead, Friday, shortly after he was shot and critically injured by Israeli occupation forces, north of Tulkarem in the occupied West Bank, said the Ministry of Health.
Bader Nidal Nafla Harsha, 19, was fatally wounded by Israeli soldiers during protests near the village of Qaffin, in the northern West Bank, on Friday evening.
The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that the young man was shot with a live round in the main artery in his neck, and died from his wounds.
In a show of excessive use of force, Israeli forces resorted to the use of live ammunition, which penetrated the teen’s neck, striking the main carotid artery, resulting in his death only minutes later. He was rushed to Tulkarem governmental hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Bader was shot during protests that erupted near the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall, where many residents marched on their lands.
Soldiers have been deployed across the West Bank to suppress the protests of the Palestinian people expressing their rejection of the so-called ‘deal of the century’. This is the fourth Palestinian youth to be killed in recent days.
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Injure Five Palestinians Near Jenin
Israeli occupation soldiers shot, Friday, five young Palestinian men and caused many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in the al-‘Arqa village, southwest of Jenin, in northern West Bank.
The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in Jenin said the soldiers shot five young men with rubber-coated steel bullets, in their lower extremities.
The PRCS added that many Palestinians suffered the effects of teargas inhalation. The Medics provided all wounded Palestinians with the needed treatment.
The incidents took place after the soldiers invaded the village and resorted to the excessive use of force against the local youngsters, who protested the invasion.
In related news, the soldiers abducted Ahmad Marwan Hdeib, 19, from Hebron in southern West Bank, while he was crossing the military roadblock on the entrance of the blockaded Shuhada Street, in the center of the city.
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians, Abduct One, In Kufur Qaddoum
February 8, 2020 2:10 AM IMEMC News
Israeli occupation soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, causing many injuries, and abducted a Palestinian man.
The Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, said the army initiated the attack against the Palestinians, Israeli and international peace activists, just as the nonviolent protesters were gathering to begin their march in front of the local mosque.
It added that the soldiers shot many Palestinians and an Israeli peace activist with rubber-coated steel bullets, in addition to causing several others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.
Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee, has reported that the soldiers fired many live rounds at the protesters, and even targeted high-voltage electricity transformers.
Many Palestinians started throwing stones at the soldiers who fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades.
Eshteiwi added that the soldiers abducted one Palestinian, identified as Mohammad Roshdi Amer, 31, in addition to chasing dozens of residents while firing gas bombs, live rounds, and rubber-coated steel bullets.
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians, Abduct Two, In Jericho
February 7, 2020 11:05 PM IMEMC News
Israeli occupation soldiers invaded, Friday, the southern area of Jericho city, in the occupied West Bank, and attacked dozens of Palestinian protesters with gas bombs, concussion grenades and rubber-coated steel bullets, wounding many, in addition to abducting two.
Media sources said dozens of residents held a nonviolent procession at the southern entrance of Jericho city, and chanted against the so-called “Deal of the Century,” the ongoing illegal Israeli occupation, its constant escalations, and its illegal colonialist activities.
They called for the liberation of Palestine, and the establishment of a sovereign contiguous Palestinian state, with East Jerusalem as its capital, and for implementing all related United Nations and Security Council resolutions.
Israeli soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force against the protesters, causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, and abducted two Palestinians, including one from Aqabat Jaber Refugee camp.
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Injure Dozens Of Palestinians In Hebron, Colonists Attack Cars
February 7, 2020 10:29 PM IMEMC News
Israeli occupation soldiers injured, Friday, dozens of Palestinians in Bab az-Zawiya area, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, while illegal colonialist settlers attacked many Palestinian cars, northwest of the city.
Media sources said the soldiers invaded Bab az-Zawiya area, in the center of Hebron city, before breaking and ransacking many homes, and occupied the rooftops of many buildings.
Many Palestinians protested the invasion and hurled stones at the soldiers, while the army fired a barrage of gas bombs, concussion grenades, and rubber-coated steel bullets.
Medics rushed to the area and provided the needed treatment to dozens of residents who suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation.
In related news, a group of colonialist settlers, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands, attacked many cars at the entrance of Beit Anoun area, north of Hebron, causing damage.
Furthermore, dozens of Israeli soldiers were deployed in many areas around Hebron city, and several surrounding communities, and closed the main entrance leading to Sa’ir town, northeast of Hebron.
The soldiers also invaded the Sammoa’ town, south of Hebron, and abducted a lawyer, identified as Ayman Ahmad Abdullah, from his home.
The soldiers also attacked many protesters at the main entrance of the al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of Hebron, and closed its main iron gate.
Similar invasions, and protests, took place in Beit Ummar town, and the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, and the soldiers also fired gas bombs, concussion grenades, and rubber-coated steel bullets.
Palestinian Hit and Run Driver Taken into Custody
February 7, 2020 12:00 AM IMEMC News & Agencies
A car driven by an unknown assailant plowed through a group of Israeli occupation soldiers who were standing on a sidewalk, in Jerusalem, just before 2 am, Thursday morning, injuring 12 of the soldiers, one critically.
The driver has apparently been apprehended and taken into police custody.
Sand Al-Turman is a 25-year-old East Jerusalem resident with no prior security violations to his name. Shortly before the attack, he allegedly published a Facebook post, saying he has “found the answers,” Ynet Israeli news site reports.
One of the 12 soldiers, who were all from the Golani Brigade, was seriously wounded and underwent surgery, while another sustained moderate wounds. The other troops 10 were lightly injured.
Israel Occupation Forces Palestinian Family To Demolish Its Home In Jerusalem
February 9, 2020 2:18 PM IMEMC News
A Palestinian family from Jabal al—Mokabber village, in occupied East Jerusalem, was forced to demolish its own home in, Sunday, after the Israeli occupation regime so-called City Council claimed that the land where the property is built is “state land” where constructions are prohibited.
The owner of the property, Maha ad-Dibis, said she and her family had to demolish their own home, after receiving a demolition order several days ago, informing them that they have twelve days to destroy the property or face very high fines and fees, in addition to the cost of the demolition if the city uses its workers and machines.
Ad-Dibis added the home was built four years ago on land that has been owned by the family for many generations and added that the City Council is alleging the land has been confiscated and is considered a state-owned property.
She also said she has all needed deeds and legal documents, and that the city even imposed an additional 45.000 Shekels fine that the family has been paying over the last three years, in addition to paying legal costs to the attorney and the courts.
The property was inhabited by five family members.
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