OVER 200 ISRAELI SOLDIERS STORM YABAD, RUMMAGE INTO PALESTINIAN HOMES

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The Israeli occupation forces at daybreak Thursday rolled into Yabad town, in the northern West Bank province of Jenin, and wreaked havoc on Palestinian family homes.

Reporting from Jenin, a PIC news correspondent said over 200 Israeli soldiers, escorted by intelligence officers, rolled into Jenin’s southern town of Yabad and cordoned off residential alleys before they carried out mass break-ins into Palestinian homes.

The mass break-ins resulted in material damage at the same time as the Palestinian locals had been subjected to intensive questioning.

The Israeli soldiers handed over threats of collective punishment against the Palestinians in response to anti-occupation protests in the area.

At the early morning hours, the occupation army claimed it had spotted ammunition and hunting rifles during abrupt assaults on Palestinian homes in Yabad.

(Source / 09.02.2017)

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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.

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