4 killed, 1,632 wounded by Israel in 4 days


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.

Read: Israel forces detained more than 100 Palestinians in three days

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 injured in Nablus, al-Bireh clashes


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)


Army Vehicle Runs Over 5-year-old Girl in Hebron


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)

Netanyahu likens Trump’s Jerusalem move to notorious Balfour pledge

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)

Haneyya: A new intifada will be launched against Trump’s decision



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)


Over 50 injured, 9 with live ammunition, in clashes across Palestinian territory

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. 

Palestinian and world leaders warned Trump against making the announcement, for fear of instability and violence across the region, that is now expected to continue in the days to come.
9 injured with live ammunition
According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health and a spokesperson for the Palestinian Red Crescent, there are upward of 50 injuries in total, nine of which are injuries with live ammunition.
Of the live-bullet injuries, four were reported to be in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and five from the Gaza Strip. Also in Ramallah, eight Palestinians were injured with rubber-coated steel bullets.
In Gaza, four Palestinians from the southern district of Khan Younis were injured with live ammunition, and one Palestinian from northeastern Gaza was injured. The injuries were reported as light to moderate.
Clashes erupt across West Bank
In the West Bank city of Bethlehem, medics told Ma’an that at least three Palestinians were injured with rubber-coated steel bullets while two, including a young boy, were treated for severe tear-gas inhalation.
In the Kafr Qaddum town of the Qalqiliya district in the northern West Bank, five injuries were reported, four of which are tear-gas related, and one with a rubber-coated steel bullet.
In Hebron city, clashes erupted following a march in the city. Israeli forces raided the city, firing tear gas and chasing down dozens of Palestinian youths who were throwing stones.
(Source / 07.12.2017)

Muslim Brotherhood: Jerusalem is occupied, US cannot change status quo


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.

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Over 2300 Israeli violations in November

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)


Former Hunger Striker under Administrative Detention Ordered into Isolation

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.

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Saudi abuse of Palestine is a stigma, claims journalist

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,”

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Video of the Week New Clashes Erupt Between Israeli Security Forces, Muslim Worshippers

Temple Mount temporarily closed to Jewish visitors after clashes with police

The Temple Mount was temporarily closed to Jewish visitors on Wednesday at the order of Jerusalem District Commander Yoram Halevy after Jews broke visitation rules at the holy site, police said. The Jewish visitors were expelled from the compound for bringing sacred books to the Mount and trying to pray there. After one of the individuals was cautioned, another took out a holy book, and the group was expelled. Meanwhile, renewed clashes erupted between protesters and Israeli security forces near the Lion's Gate in the Old City, where police used stun grenades against the demonstrators. A regular dynamic has developed involving clashes between Palestinians and Israel Police over the past several days near the Lion's Gate. Dozens of Palestinians are present at the site on a regular basis, urging devotion to the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount and condemning Israel. During Muslim prayer times, particularly the midday and nighttime prayers, hundreds and sometimes even thousands have been gathering there.

There have been outbreaks of violence during these periods, including stone-throwing or physical confrontations with the police. In most of these incidents, the police have been using stun grenades and sponge-tipped bullets to disperse the crowds. In a number of cases, journalists in the area have also suffered violence at the hands of the police. On Tuesday, Hassan Shaalan, a reporter for the Ynet news website, was struck by a policeman even after he identified himself as a member of the press. A group of Jerusalem-based journalists released a statement of condemnation over the incident and called on the police to permit reporters to do their jobs. The Jerusalem Police responded: "This involved an incident that took place in the course of violent disturbances of the peace that occurred in Jerusalem while the police were acting to remove the demonstrators from the street after some of them refused to vacate. The forces working on the scene are under constant threat to their lives. http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.802141

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