(article from 13 september 2018)
(article from 13 september 2018)
On Wednesday October 17th Israel’s occupation forces assaulted local people and activists in the threatened West Bank village of Khan al-Ahmar ‘for no apparent reason’ and kidnapped 18-year-old Palestinian activist Ranin Amira, who was put in chokehold as she was assaulted and taken away.
Four people suffered injuries in what appears to have been a deliberate attempt to harass and lower the spirit of the villagers and their supporters, just like the pouring of sewage from a tanker which has now taken place twice.
On Monday and Tuesday Israeli occupation bulldozers leveled land near and inside the village in what was both apparently a preparation for demolition of the Jahalin Bedouin village and another ploy to lower moral.
(Source / 18.10.2018)
On Monday October 15th Israel’s occupation forces shot and killed 22-year-old construction worker and part time university student Elias Saleh Moussa Yassin at a junction in the town of Haris in the Salfit district of occupied West Bank.
The so-called Gitai junction between the illegal colonies of Ariel and Burqan was manned by two Israeli occupation soldiers. According to eye-witnesses Elias Yassin was crossing the road near a bus stop when one of the soldiers shouted at him, and before he responded (or because he didn’t respond) the other soldier shot him.
Israeli occupation soldiers blocked Palestinian ambulance crew from reaching Yassin and apparently didn’t give him first aid themselves. It’s claimed he had died within minutes of being shot.
In the aftermath of the shooting Israeli occupation claimed that Elias Yassin was killed for ‘attempting to stab soldiers’ with a knife.
No evidence has been put forth, but Yassin was from the same Salfit district town of Bidya as Aisha al-Rabi(47) who was killed on Friday by illegal Israeli settler stonethrowers and Yassin took part in carrying her body on a stretcher to the cemetery for the burial.
That might or might not be a co-incidence. What wasn’t a co-incidence was that illegal Israeli settler leader Yossi Daggan arrived to the site of Elias Yassin’s killing, praising it and declaring that illegal Israeli colonies will be ‘expanded forever’.
(Source / 16.10.2018)
Activist Hassan Karajah(33) was kidnapped from his home in the village of Safa in the Ramallah district of West Bank on September 11th by Israel’s occupation forces.
On Monday October 8th he returned – in hand-cuffs, led in a chain and dressed in the garb of an Israeli soldier by his captors raiding his home. The Israeli occupation forces’ soldiers went on to search his home and verbally abuse his relatives, physically attack his brother Muhammad and interrogate his wife.
When the occupation forces withdrew, taking the hand-cuffed Karajah with them, his brother Muhannad was able to take several photographs of the long-time non-violent activist who has been imprisoned three times by the Israeli occupation.
Hassan Karajah has worked as a Youth Coordinator in the Stop the Wall -campaign and in support of the BDS movement and served as Ambassador of Arab Youth to the Arab League. He has been imprisoned for a total of 40 months by the Israeli regime, first 2013-14, then 2016-17 and now for almost a month.
Karajah’s twin daughters were born in the autumn of 2016 two months after his kidnappingand imprisonment by Israeli occupation, which forbid his wife from visiting him through his imprisonment without charge or trial back then.
(Source / 12.10.2018)
On Friday there was an attempt against the life of late Muhannad al-Halabi’s father in a mosque in the town of Sarda in the occupied West Bank’s Ramallah district.
A gunman or gunmen are said to have shot at Shafiq al-Halabi – according to one source with a gun that had a silencer attached to it – but Shafiq al-Halabi survived the attack. He had been sitting inside the mosque when someone from the outside had fired inside the mosque towards him.
Muhannad al-Halabi, aged 19, was slain on October 3rd 2015 by Israeli occupation forces in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem after he killed two illegal Israeli settlers (one of them an occupation soldier) and wounded a third one.
After Muhannad’s death, both his parents and one of his brothers have been imprisoned and their family home in Surda destroyed as a collective punishment by Israeli occupation. Now Shafiq al-Halabi suspects that the Israeli occupation was behind the attempt made on his life.
(Source / 06.10.2018)
On Monday September 24th Israel’s occupation forces attacked the ninth attempt to break the naval blockade of the besieged Gaza Strip from the inside, killing one protester in the northern border with ethnically cleansed Palestine 1948 and injuring 90 people, of whom 10 were shot with live ammunition.
21-year-old Mohammed Fayez Abu al-Sadiq was shot in head and ‘very critically injured’; his death was quickly but erroneously announced, as the youth cling to life as he was taken to the al-Shifa hospital. There the efforts to save his life failed and his death was announced by 21:00 pm local time.
Among the injured is photojournalist Muntaser al-Sawwaf who works for the Turkish Anadolu Agency. He was hit in leg with a tear gas canister and his camera was hit by a live bullet. One could be unintentional, both together imply that he was being targeted.
An ambulance crew and their vehicle was also attacked with tear gas canisters when they were trying to reach some of the wounded protesters.
Israel’s occupation forces’ tear gas drone was brought down with slingshots by youths, the third tear gas drone brought down during protests during the last month.
Israel has not allowed a single Palestinian boat sail from Gaza to a port in another country since it occupied the small coastal enclave in 1967. The attempts to break the naval blockade from the inside are in their latest version an off-shoot of the Great Return March.
(Source / 26.09.2018)
(Source / 23.09.2018)