GAZA, PALESTINOW.COM — A Palestinian has been killed in an Israeli air raid on the northern Gaza Strip, according to Gaza’s health ministry, amid a fresh escalation between Israel’s military and Gaza fighters.
Imad Nseir, 22, was killed in Beit Hanoun after Israeli warplanes targeted multiple areas in the beseiged enclave on Saturday morning after dozens of rockets were fired from Gaza into southern Israel.
The latest flare-up comes after Israeli forces killed four Palestinians in two separate incidents on Friday.
According to Al Jazeera network, the barrage of rockets fired from Gaza came after an Israeli drone strike in the north of the strip early on Saturday, which injured three people.
“We are looking at another military escalation, the first since last month’s in which we saw another exchange of air strikes and rocket fire out of Gaza, which seemed to end with some hopes towards some kind of longer-term resolution,” said Al- Jazeera correspondent in Jerusalem.
“There was a good deal of reporting about talks between Israel and Hamas mediated by Egypt with further relaxing of the situation likely to happen from the Israeli side,” he continued.
“Hamas says so far all they have seen is the relaxation in the martime controls allowing fishing out to 15 nautical miles from six, which has now been reduced again.”
Fatah and Hamas leaders at a recent reconciliation meeting in Gaza
The Palestinian movements of Hamas and Fatah on Saturday slammed recent Israeli offensives on the blockaded Gaza strip since Friday which have martyred five Palestinians and left dozens wounded, reports Anadolu Agency.
Hamas on Saturday said the Palestinian resistance will not allow the Israeli occupation to attack the Palestinian people in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip.
“The resistance’s response [to Israeli raids] carries a message to the enemy [Israel] that it is here” and will not allow Israel to attack our people, Hamas spokesman Abdul Latif al-Qanoua said in a statement.
For its part, the Fatah movement called on the international community to put an end to the “Israeli aggression” on the Gaza Strip.
In a Saturday statement, Fatah held the Israeli government responsible for the military escalation as well as “the war crimes committed by the occupation army against innocent Palestinian civilians.”
“These crimes will not go unpunished and prosecuted,” Fatah said.
Israeli raids on Saturday targeted several parts of the blockaded Gaza strip, martyring one Palestinian and leaving seven wounded. Palestinian factions, meanwhile, fired dozens of rockets at Israeli settlements adjacent to the strip.
The escalation started when four Palestinians were killed and 51 wounded on Friday in Israeli army attacks on Hamas-affiliated sites and a separate Israeli attack on a Palestinian rally against the decade-long occupation and siege of the Gaza strip.
Israeli occupation forces targeted a number of site in the Gaza Strip on 4 May 2019
Israeli warplanes on Saturday continued attacking the blockaded Palestinian Gaza strip, targeting five more sites affiliated with Palestinian resistance forces there, Anadolu Agencycorrespondents on the ground reported.
The new Israeli raids followed Friday’s escalation when an Israeli air raid targeted the strip, killing four Palestinian and another 51 wounded.
In reciprocal attacks Saturday, one Palestinian was killed in northern Gaza by Israeli raids. The Israeli army, meanwhile, said that around 90 rockets had been launched from Gaza to Israel, and most were intercepted by its Iron Dome Aerial Defense System.
The Israeli army, in an earlier statement, said that some positions of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades – the armed wing of the Hamas movement, which is running the Gaza Strip – were targeted by Israeli tanks.
A group of fanatic illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked, Saturday, Sheikh Makki Mosque in al-Qadisiyah Street in Jerusalem’s Old City, and destroyed its gate.
The colonists broke the lock, and sabotaged its gate, for the third time in just a few months, the Palestinian Waqf and Islamic Endowment Ministry has reported,
The mosque is on the same road extending from the Sahera Gate towards the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and is located on the opposite direction of the local al-Qadisiyah School.
Husam Abu ar-Rob, the administrator of the Waqf and Islamic Endowment Ministry, denounced the attack, and said that it is part of ongoing Israeli violations targeting the Al-Aqsa Mosque and holy sites in occupied Jerusalem.
He added that Israel is ongoing with its excavations under al-Aqsa, along with several parts of Jerusalem, causing serious damage to homes and buildings.
Abu ar-Rob called for countering the escalating violations, and Israel’s ongoing attempts to alter the demography and geography of the occupied city.
The Israeli army fired, on Friday evening, several missiles into a site run by the al-Qassam Brigades the armed wing of Hamas, in central Gaza, killing two fighters; the army said it was retaliating to gunfire that injured two soldiers.
The Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has confirmed that the soldiers killed Abdullah Ibrahim Abu Mallouh, 33, from the Nusseirat refugee camp, and Ala’ Hasan al-Bobali, 29, from the al-Maghazi refugee camp, in central Gaza.
The two fighters were in a site, run by the al-Qassam Brigades, east of the al-Maghazi refugee camp, when the army fired missiles at it.
The Israeli army said it fired the missiles after Palestinian fighters shot and injured two soldiers near the perimeter fence.
According to the Israeli “Jerusalem Post”, the Israeli Air Force “struck a Hamas post, following Palestinian sniper fire that injured two soldiers, one of them is a female.”
In addition to killing the two Palestinians, the Israeli missiles caused excessive property damage.
In a statement, the al-Qassam Brigades held Israeli responsible for the escalation, and the repercussions of the bombing, and said that Israel never stopped the use of deadly force against the nonviolent protests, participating in the Great Return March processions in the Gaza Strip.
It called on the “Joint Operations Committee” of various armed resistance groups in Gaza to remain alert and ready for any further escalation, and possible retaliation.
It is worth mentioning that the soldiers also killed, Friday, two Palestinians, identified as Ramzi Rawhi ‘Abdo, 31, and Ra’ed Khalil Abu Teir, 19, and injured 82 others, including 34 children, two journalists and three paramedics, during the Great Return March processions in the Gaza Strip.
Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly Great Return March processions in the Gaza Strip, killing two Palestinian, and injuring 82 others, including 34 children, two journalists and three paramedics.
Update: One Palestinian, identified as Ramzi Rawhi ‘Abdo, 31, died from serious wounds he suffered, Friday, after the soldiers shot him with a live round in the head, east of al-Boreij in central Gaza.
The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) has reported that the soldiers killed Ra’ed Khalil Abu Teir, 19, after shooting him with a live round in the abdomen, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
It is worth mentioning that the slain Palestinian was still recovering from an in injury he suffered, last Friday, when the soldiers shot him with a live round in the leg, and was not near the fence when he was killed.
Abu Teir was among hundreds of Palestinians, including women and children, who were near the tents of the Great Return March encampments, hundreds of meters away from the fence.
The PCHR stated that there were only a few incidents where a limited number of protesters attempted to approach the fence, and threw stones at the soldiers.
The PCHR added that the soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force against the unarmed protesters, on the 57th Friday of the Great Return March and Breaking the Siege, killing Abu Teir, and wounding 82 others.
It also confirmed that among the wounded are 34 children, five women, three paramedics and two journalists, who were all injured in several areas in the eastern parts of the coastal region.
Four of the injured Palestinians, including one girl, suffered serious wounds.
The soldiers were stationed in their sniper posts, and armored military jeeps across the perimeter fence, and fired a barrage of live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and high-velocity gas bombs at the unarmed protesters.
The soldiers injured the three paramedics while trying to provide treatment to wounded Palestinians east of Jabalia in northern Gaza, in addition to al-Boreij in central Gaza, and in Gaza city.
In addition, the soldiers also targeted a Palestinian ambulance with a high-velocity gas bomb east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
The PCHR denounced the systematic Israeli policy of targeting medical personnel and obstructing their humanitarian wok in direct violation of International Law.
According to PCHR data and documentation of the ongoing Israeli excessive use of force against the Great Return March processions, which started on Palestinian Land Day March 30th 2018, the soldiers killed 204 Palestinians, including 44 children, 2 women, 3 medics, 2 journalists and 8 persons with disabilities.
The following table shows the number of civilian casualties due to the Israeli forces’ suppression of the Great March of Return as published by the PCHR in its report this Friday: (This report was issued before Ramzi Rawhi Abdo died from his wounds, therefore, the number of slain Palestinians is now 205)
Persons with disabilities
Note:Among those wounded, 548 are in serious condition and 137 had their lower or upper limbs amputated; 123 lower-limb amputations, 14 upper-limb amputations, and 25 children had their limbs amputated according to the Ministry of Health. The number of those wounded only include those wounded with live bullets and directly hit with tear gas canisters, as there have been thousand others who suffered tear gas inhalation and sustained bruises.
Four people were killed and 52 wounded in Israel’s occupation forces’ attacks in the besieged Gaza Strip on Friday May 3rd. Israel’s occupation forces’ were attacking participants in the Great Return March when two Israeli occupation soldiers were shot and wounded by a sniper, causing them non- life threatening injuries. One of them was a major. Israeli occupation forces attacked resistance sites belonging to Hamas’ armed wing the al-Qassam Brigades, although the few previous sniper attacks on occupation forces on the border in the last year have both been claimed by Islamic Jihad’s Quds Brigades. Two members of al-Qassam Brigades died in an air-strike near al-Maghazi refugee camp in central part of the tiny coastal enclave. They have been named as Alaa Ali Bouli(29) and Abdullah Ibrahim Abu-Melaweh(33). Two other people were critically wounded in the same air-strike. During the evening two participants of the Great Return March wounded earlier during the day died of their wounds in hospitals. First was reported the death of 19-year-old Raed Khalil Teir, who had been shot east of Khan Younis, then several hours later the death of Ramzi Rawhi Hasan Abdo(31) was reported about midnight. He had been shot in head east of al-Bureij refugee camp by Israel’s occupation forces’ sniper. 50 other participants of the Great Return March were reportedly wounded by Israeli occupation forces. PHOTO by Mahmoud Khattab via @PalInfoAr shows Ramzi Abdo being evacuated after he was shot in head and fatally wounded by Israeli occupation forces’ sniper.
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De maand waarin de poorten van het Paradijs worden geopend en de poorten van de Hel worden gesloten en de duivels worden geketend.
De maand van het vasten, de Koran, het nachtgebed, van bewustwording, van vrijgevigheid en samenhorigheid.
Handelend naar Allah’s uitspraak:
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En om gezamenlijk zoveel mogelijk van deze gezegende maand te profiteren, worden er – insha Allah – dagelijks informatieve en motiverende berichten verstuurd.
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Wij vragen Allah de meest Verhevene om ons allen van profijtvolle kennis te voorzien en ons te leiden naar al datgene waar Hij van houdt en tevreden mee is.
It is likely the Israeli occupation is preparing for a massive offensive on the besieged people of Gaza Strip
Israeli occupation authorities have announced full closure of all Gaza crossings, starting from Sunday until further notice.
According to a statement, the Israeli occupation authorities said that the closure was decided in the light of the ongoing Israeli escalation in Gaza.
Head of the Syndicate of the Palestinian Fishermen Niar Ayesh said that the Israeli occupation authorities also completely closed the sea off the Gaza coasts and prevented Palestinian fishermen from sailing even to one inch.
The Gaza Strip has been under a strict Israeli siege since mid-2007 and it is suffering from the highest unemployment and poverty rates around the world.
Since the morning, the ministry of health in Gaza, said that the Israeli strikes have killed one Palestinian and wounded seven others.
On Friday, the Israeli occupation killed four Palestinians in Gaza and wounded 150 others.
Three Palestinian citizens were killed on Friday in different Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza said that Abdullah Abu Mallouh, 33, and Alaa al-Boubali, 29, were killed in an Israeli airstrike on a Hamas resistance post.
Israeli tanks stationed at the border later heavily opened fire at the Great March of Return camps east of al-Bureij refugee camp in the middle area of the Gaza Strip.
Earlier in the day, the Israeli occupation army announced that two of its soldiers were injured in a shooting attack on their patrol near Gaza border.
Thousands of Palestinians marched along the border between the Gaza Strip and the 1948 occupied Palestinian territories on the 57th Friday of the Great March of Return.
The Israeli occupation forces heavily fired live ammunition and tear gas bombs at the peaceful protesters, killing a 19-year-old Palestinian youth identified as Raed Abu Tir, and injuring 50 demonstrators.
The Gaza Strip Palestinians launched the Great March of Return on 30 March 2018 to demand the return of Palestinian refugees and call for ending the 13-year-long blockade on the coastal enclave.
Since the start of the border protests, the Israeli occupation army has killed 285 protesters and injured over 32,000 others.