ISRAEL KIDNAPS 18 PALESTINIANS OVER JOINING WHATSAPP

Being Palestinian active on social media is considered full crime by Israel and you are subject to kidnapping and murder

Rights groups revealed that the Israeli soldiers had been ordered to use follow the Israeli policy “shoot-to-kill” when they deal with the Palestinian protesters

Israeli occupation forces have kidnapped 18 Palestinians from West Bank, Jerusalem for being members of WhatsApp group.

Israeli police Spokeswoman Luba al-Samri said that the kidnapped Palestinians were all members of a group called “Road to heaven” on the messaging application.

She said that these Palestinians used this group to share religious messages, noting that the Palestinian martyr Ibrahim Mattar, who was murdered by the Israeli forces last Monday, was a member of the same group.

Al-Samri hinted, in her statement, that Mattar, whom Israel claimed he attempted to stab Israelis before murdering him, was influenced by this WhatsApp group.

Matar’s family has insisted that the 25-year-old blacksmith was “executed in cold blood” and did not attempt to carry out an attack at the time of his murder.

Since October 2015, which marks the start of the ongoing intifada, the Israeli occupation has murdered some 260 Palestinians.

Rights groups, including Palestinians and Israelis, have denounced the Israeli policy regarding dealing with the Palestinian protesters since then.

The rights groups revealed that the Israeli soldiers had been ordered to use follow the Israeli policy “shoot-to-kill” when they deal with the Palestinian protesters.

(Source / 20.03.2017)

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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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