Israeli soldiers can be seen arresting Palestinians in Nablus, West Bank
According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, Israeli occupation forces killed four Palestinians and wounded 1,632 others during protests which launched following US President Donald Trump’s announcement that his administration will recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital last week.
Based on the statistics published yesterday by the health ministry, there have been 1,327 injuries in the West Bank and Jerusalem, including 28 by live ammunition, 305 by rubber-coated metal bullets and 962 cases of suffocation as a result of tear gas inhalation.
The ministry also noted that 15 Palestinians were subject to beatings, falls, burns or were run over, while 17 were directly wounded by gas canisters, noting that hospitals treated 70 wounds, 15 of which were in occupied Jerusalem.
During the same time, 305 Palestinians were wounded in protests in the besieged Gaza Strip, including 64 live ammunition wounds, 11 rubber bullet wounds, 184 cases of suffocation, 19 direct injuries from gas canisters and 12 other injuries.
The four Palestinians who were killed are: Mahmoud Al-Masri (30), Maher Atallah (54), Abdullah Al-Atal (28) and Mohammad Al-Safadi (30).
Several protests were organised in the occupied Palestinian territories, and were met with a heavy-handed response occupation forces.
(Source / 11.12.2017)
Dozens of Palestinians were injured as clashes broke with Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on Sunday evening in three different areas in Nablus, north of occupied West Bank, in defense of occupied Jerusalem.
The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) affirmed that 52 people suffered different injuries during the clashes.
Six people were injured after being shot with rubber bullets in Hawara checkpoint clashes, while an elderly man suffered breathing problems after inhaling teargas fired by IOF soldiers.
A 14-year-old child suffered different wounds all over his body after being assaulted by IOF in Beit Furik town.
Around 44 other citizens including minors and women suffered different injures as Israeli forces heavily and randomly fired teargas bombs at Palestinian houses in the city.
Meanwhile, 11 Palestinian youths were shot and injured with rubber bullets when violent clashes erupted at the northern entrance to al-Bireh city.
(Source / 11.12.2017)
A five-year-old Palestinian girl was injured on Sunday, after she was run over by an Israeli military vehicle in the Old City of Hebron.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed that a girl was hit by an Israeli military jeep, which led to bruises in her legs, adding that she is currently receiving treatment at Hebron Governmental Hospital.
On the other hand, PNN reports, Israeli occupation forces stormed central Hebron and opened fire at the citizens in the area .
Dozens of gas bombs were fired in an attempt to disperse the citizens who gathered to denounce the Trump Declaration on Jerusalem.
(Source / 11.12.2017)
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is one of the key events in Israel’s history, comparing it to the Balfour Declaration.
“There are major moments in the history of Zionism, the Balfour Declaration, the founding of the state, the liberation of Jerusalem and Trump’s announcement yesterday,” said Netanyahu in a video published on social media.
“I told him: ‘My friend the president, you are going to make history.’ Yesterday, he made history,” he added.
Netanyahu said Trump’s decision was embraced by Israelis of all stripes and quoted a religious verse to invoke the Jewish people’s alleged emotional attachment to the city.
“This is a festive and unifying moment, for the right, the left, religious, secular,” he further claimed. “We are making Jerusalem our chief joy.”
(Source / 07.12.2017)
Head of Hamas’s political bureau Ismail Haneyya has said that the Palestinian people will start a fresh intifada (uprising) in response to US president Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
In a speech, Haneyya affirmed that the Palestinian people would rise up against the Israeli occupation and defend their Jerusalem.
“As we are facing this new equation and such defining political turn resulting from this decision (of Trump), we are demanded to take decisions, formulate policies and develop strategies to confront this new conspiracy against Jerusalem and Palestine,” Haneyya stated.
“In view of such blatant and blind bias from the US administration and this diabolical alliance that allows itself to decide the fate of Jerusalem and its status, we must be as clear as the sun and state our position unequivocally and unambiguously,” Haneyya said.
“Jerusalem is united with no east or west. It is a Palestinian, Arab and Islamic city and the capital of the State of Palestine,” he emphasized.
“I say today that Palestine is also a one contiguous and united land extending from the sea to the river and cannot be divided into two states or entities. Palestine and Jerusalem are ours and we do not recognize any legitimacy conferred upon the occupation.”
“There is no Israel on the land of Palestine in order for it to have a capital,” the Hamas official underlined.
(Source / 07.12.2017)
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The number of injured Palestinians continues to climb on Thursday as clashes with Israeli forces continue to escalate across the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip, in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Demonstrators shout slogans and hold Palestinian flags during a protest against the US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on 7 December 2017 in Nablus, West Bank
Jerusalem is an occupied city and UN resolutions do not allow its status to be unilaterally changed, a statement by the Muslim Brotherhood said yesterday.
Released after US President Donald Trump announced that his administration will recognise Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel and move its embassy to the occupied city, the statement expressed the group’s condemnation of Trump’s decision and reiterated its firm position on the Palestinian cause, which it believes is the most important cause of the Arabs and Muslims.
A statistical study, issued by Hamas Movement, showed that Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) committed 2,321 offensive practices in the West Bank and Occupied Jerusalem in November.
The Israeli violations included the murder of a Palestinian man by settlers’ gunfire, the injury of 28 others and the arrest of 475 Palestinians including 114 in Occupied Jerusalem.
Jerusalem, Bethlehem and al-Khalil are the cities which were exposed to Israeli attacks the most. They witnessed 372, 335, and 291 Israeli violations respectively.
The offenses also included 830 raids, 188 travel bans, 24 property confiscations, demolition of 18 homes, with half of the number in Occupied Jerusalem. The number also included 22 storming operations into al-Aqsa Mosque carried out by 1,982 settlers in addition to banning two Jerusalemites from accessing the holy site.
(Source / 03.12.2017)
Palestinian prisoner and former long-term hunger striker Ayman al-Tabeesh, 37, imprisoned without charge or trial by the Israeli occupation, has been ordered into isolation on the pretext of being a “security threat.” Al-Tabeesh, from the village of Dura near al-Khalil, has been imprisoned since 2 August 2016 with no charges and no trial on the basis of so-called “secret evidence.”
He has spent nearly 13 years in total in Israeli prisons through multiple re-arrests and has engaged in two long-term hunger strikes to demand his freedom. On Wednesday, 29 November, he was transferred from the Ofer prison to the Ohli Kedar isolation cells.
Palestinians gather to celebrate outside the Al-Aqsa Mosque following the removal of Israeli security measures at the entrances to Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on 28 July 2017
A well-known journalist said on Friday that Saudi Arabia’s “abuse” of the Palestinian cause is a “stigma” that harms the Saudis themselves, Shehab news agency has reported. Jamal Khashoggi criticised members of the Saudi elite who have attacked the Palestinian cause and people.
The writer is a Saudi citizen who now lives in exile. He described his country as one which is doing deliberate harm to itself by attacking the Palestinians. “It is the worst of campaigns for the Kingdom,”