Israel Extends Detention of Injured Palestinian Prisoner (VIDEO)


Israeli soldiers arrest a Palestinian youth  

The Israeli military court of the Russian compound extended the detention of Palestinian injured prisoner Khalil Jabbarin, 16, for 13 more days.

The Palestinian Prisoners and Former Prisoners’ Affairs Committee said that Jabbarin is currently held at the al-Ramla hospital.

SAMNET@SAMNET786

This is what it’s like to be a Palestinian prisoner in Israel.

Jabbarin, from Yatta City in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, was shot and injured with five bullets by Israeli forces, after he carried out a stabbing attack killing the Israeli settler and far-right activist Ari Fuld, near the Gush Etzion settlement junction, north of Hebron, on September 16.

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Palestine Chronicle@PalestineChron

Slain Settler Was Well-Known Far-Right Activist (VIDEOS) https://buff.ly/2MGpb7c  @PalestineChron

The committee said that Jabbarin’s detention was extended for further interrogation.

The Russian compound court had previously extended Jabbrin’s detention for 10 days.

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Chaudhry Sajid@ChaudhrySajidG

Around 370 are being held in Israeli jails in severe conditions, some of them are less than 14 years old.

Though Israeli forces have claimed that Palestinians were allegedly attempting to carry out attacks in a majority of instances when Palestinians were killed, rights groups have disputed Israel’s version of events in a number of cases and argued that many alleged attackers could have been subdued in a non-lethal manner.

(Source / 30.09.2018)

Amnesty: Israel’s Destruction of Palestinian Village Is ‘War Crime’ (VIDEO)

Israeli authorities have made the final decision to demolish the Palestinian village of Khan al Ahmar along with the ‘Rubber Tyre school’.  

Amnesty International has deplored Israel’s destruction of the Palestinian village of Khan al-Ahmar, saying the illegitimate move constitutes a “war crime”.

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Al-Shabaka الشبكة@AlShabaka

court approves war crime by ruling in favour of demolishing village of Khan al-Ahmar http://ow.ly/9czx30lINKD  @amnesty

The rights groups’ statement accused Israel of “shamefully” carrying out an “unlawful” attack on the Bedouin village, which will leave more than 170 Bedouin Palestinians, including 92 children, displaced.

AmnestyInternational

@amnesty

If you’ve been enjoying your summer holidays, then spare a thought for the children of Khan al-Ahmar school in the occupied .

They cut their vacation short & went back to school early to try prevent the army from destroying it. http://amn.st/6013DLPMS 

The Palestinian children who went back to school early to stop it being demolished

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Saleh Higazi, Head of Office in Jerusalem for Amnesty International, said:

“With this shameful and manifestly unlawful ruling the Supreme Court has confirmed a pattern of complicity in the crime of forcible transfer of Palestinian communities for the expansion of Jewish only settlements … The court has not only completely denied the petitioners the protection provided to them by International Humanitarian Law, it has also validated the discriminatory policies of the Israeli authorities.”

The IMEU@theIMEU

Israel’s High Court gave a green light for the demolition of the Palestinian Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar. Palestinians in Khan al-Ahmar have been protesting the demolition of their homes for months now. Take a look at how Israeli forces responded to their protests in April.

Under Israeli plans, the residents will be relocated next to a nearby landfill before being moved next to a sewage plant.

(Source / 08.09.2018)

Israeli Soldiers Kill Palestinian in Occupied West Bank (VIDEO)

Wael Abed al-Fattah al-Jaabari, 36, was shot and killed by Israeli forces. 

A 36-year-old Palestinian was shot and killed by Israeli forces, on Monday evening, at a military checkpoint near the illegal Israeli settlement of Kiryat Arba, in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron (Al-Khalil).

Eyewitnesses told Ma’an that Israeli forces fired several live bullets towards a Palestinian man after he allegedly attempted to carry out a stabbing attack at the al-Muhawel Israeli checkpoint, northeast of Hebron City.

Witnesses identified the killed Palestinian as Wael Abed al-Fattah al-Jaabari, a married father of two children and a resident of Hebron City.

A Ma’an reporter said that after Israeli forces shot al-Jaabari, they left him on the ground and prevented ambulances from reaching the area.

Sources confirmed that al-Jaabari eventually succumbed to his injuries on the scene.

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R. Christensen@RogerChris52

The Palestinian Wa’el Abdulfattah Aljabari (36 yrs) was executed in cold blood about 2 hrs ago, 1 of the Zionist Jewish colonist pushed him down to the ground & Zionist soldiers shot him ( a knife was planted by them following the execution), in the southern part of Alkhalil City

Israeli forces then transferred al-Jaabari’s body to an unknown location.

No injuries were reported among Israeli settlers or Israeli soldiers.

(Source / 04.09.2018)

Israeli Navy Detains 6 Fishermen in Gaza

The Israeli army regularly detains and opens fire on Palestinian fishermen in Gaza

Israeli naval forces opened fire on a number of fishing boats and detained six Palestinian fishermen on Sunday in the besieged Gaza Strip.

According to local witnesses, the fishermen were working within the permitted zone.

Sarah Wilkinson@swilkinsonbc

Israel machineguns Palestinian fishermen, propels them into the sea with watercannon & floods the inboard motors https://english.palinfo.com/36301 

Israeli navy attacks fishermen in Gaza waters

The Israeli occupation navy on Friday savagely attacked and opened machinegun fire at a group of Palestinian fishermen off the central and northern shores of the besieged Gaza Strip.

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Witnesses identified the detainees as Zaki Ibrahim al-Najjar, Ahmad Mahmoud Abu Ryala, Mahmoud Jihad Abu Awda, Muhammad Jihad Abu Awda, Jihad Muhammad Abu Awda, and Muhammad Bahjat Abu Awda.

The reason for their detention remained unknown.

Several hours after the detention, Israeli naval forces opened fire on a number of Palestinian fishing boats in northern Gaza.

Joe Catron 🍷@jncatron

6 Gaza fishermen arrested by Israeli navy at nightfall http://bit.ly/2NGlKPh 

6 Gaza fishermen arrested by Israeli navy at nightfall

Six Palestinian fishermen were arrested by the Israeli occupation navy on Saturday evening while saling off Deir al-Balah seashore, in the central Gaza Strip.

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Sources added that Israeli naval forces continued to fire and chased down the fishing boats, forcing them to sail back to shore.

No injuries were reported.

Richard Hardigan@RichardHardigan

ISMPalestine “Israeli navy detains 6 fishermen in Gaza

Israeli naval forces opened fire on a number of fishing boats and detained six Palestinian fishermen on Sunday in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Source: (Maan) http://j.mp/2wBTI0y  pic.twitter.com/ZBmaiB3IT5

As part of Israel’s blockade of the coastal enclave since 2007, the Israeli army, citing security concerns, requires Palestinian fishermen to work within a limited “designated fishing zone,” the exact limits of which are decided by the Israeli authorities and have historically fluctuated.

The Israeli army regularly detains and opens fire on unarmed Palestinian fishermen, shepherds, and farmers along the border areas if they approach the unilaterally declared buffer zone.

Quds News Network

@QudsNen

Israeli navy detain a number of Palestinian fishermen and confiscate their boats of the Gaza coast.

Israeli human rights group B’Tselem recently concluded that Israel’s Gaza closure and “harassment of fishermen” have been “destroying Gaza’s fishing sector,” with 95 percent of fishermen living below the poverty line.

(Source / 02.09.2018)

Four Palestinians Injured after Israeli Settlers’ Attack

Jewish settlers threatening Palestinians while soldiers look on

Israeli settlers on Sunday attacked a Palestinian-owned vehicle in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus, injuring four Palestinians.

According to local sources, Israeli settlers from the illegal Israeli settlement of Yitzhar, attacked a vehicle with stones as it passed on the main road, south of Nablus.

The IMEU@theIMEU

Israeli settlers from Yitzhar settlement attacked a Palestinian vehicle near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus this weekend. The attack left a father and his two young children injured. https://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=780755 

Sources confirmed that four Palestinians were injured due to the attack and were immediately transferred to Rafidia hospital in Nablus for treatment.

The four Palestinians suffered bruises and various cuts as a result of broken glass.

Palestine@OccuPalGaza

Israeli settlers from the Yitzhar colony attacked a Palestinian car with stones. 4 passengers, who were driving to work, were admitted to the hospital in Nablus for treatment from bruises and cuts as a result of broken glass. https://www.wattan24.com/?app=article.show.67127 

Their identities remain unknown.

Meanwhile, dozens of Israeli settlers escorted by heavily armed Israeli forces raided the Palestinian village of Awarta, south of the Nablus district, and performed Jewish religious rituals in the area.

Troublesome@DialloFabiine

As of september 2, dozens of settlers escorted by Israeli forces raided the Palestinian village of Awarta to perform Jewish religious rituals and residents of that village were forced to remain indoors while Israeli settlers performed the religious rituals!

Between 500,000 and 600,000 Israelis live in Jewish-only settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law, with recent announcements of settlement expansion provoking condemnation from the international community.

(Source / 02.09.2018)

When Illness Is a ‘Death Sentence’: The Victimization of Gaza Women

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Ramzy Baroud: ‘Palestinian women are hardly bystanders in the collective victimization’

By Ramzy Baroud

Hanan al-Khoudari resorted to Facebook in a cry for help when Israeli authorities rejected her request to accompany her three-year-old son, Louay, to his chemotherapy treatment in East Jerusalem.

The boy is suffering from an ‘aggressive soft tissue sarcoma’. Israeli authorities then justified their decision based on a vague claim that one of Hannan’s relatives is a ‘Hamas operative.”

The rights group, Gisha reported that the state remains unwilling to define precisely what it means to be a ‘Hamas operative.’ Even if an explanation is offered, denying gravely ill Palestinians from receiving life-saving treatment remains an immoral and illegal act.

“The state is sentencing the petitioners to death or a lifetime of suffering,” said Muna Haddad, an advocate with Gisha. By ‘petitioners’, she was referring to seven Gaza women who were denied access to urgent medical treatment by Israel, which required them to leave the besieged Gaza Strip.

The suffering of Gaza women rarely makes headlines. When Palestinian women are not invisible in Western media coverage, they are seen as hapless victims of circumstances beyond their control.

The fact that a woman from Gaza is ‘sentenced to death’ simply because a male relative is shunned by Israel is quite typical behavior from a country that oddly presents itself internationally as an oasis for equality and women rights.

It feeds into the false notion that Palestinian women are trapped in a “conflict” in which they play no part. Such misrepresentations undermine the political and humanitarian urgency of the plight of Palestinian women and the Palestinian people, as a whole.

In truth, Palestinian women are hardly bystanders in the collective victimization. They deserve to be made visible and understood within the larger context of the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

The seven women who petitioned the Israeli court, and the story of Hanan al-Khoudari, are but a small representation of thousands of women who are suffering in Gaza without legal advocates or media coverage.

I spoke to several of these women – whose suffering is only matched by their incredible resilience – who deserve more than mere recognition, but an urgent remedy as well.

Shaima Tayseer Ibrahim, 19, from the town of Rafah in southern Gaza, can hardly speak. Her brain tumor has affected her mobility and her ability to express herself. Yet, she is determined to pursue her degree in Basic Education at Al-Quds Open University in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip.

The pain that this 19-year-old is enduring is extraordinary even by the standards of poor, isolated Gaza. She is the oldest of five children in a family that fell into poverty following the Israeli siege. Her father is retired and the family has been struggling but, nevertheless, Shaima has been determined to get an education.

She was engaged to be married after her graduation from university. Hope still has a way of making it into the hearts of the Palestinians of Gaza and Shaima was hoping for a brighter future for herself and her family.

But March 12 changed all of that.

On that day, Shaima was diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer. Just before her first surgery at Al-Makassed Hospital in Jerusalem on April 4, her fiancé broke off the engagement.

The surgery left Shaima with partial paralysis. She speaks and moves with great difficulty. But there was more bad news; further tests in a Gaza hospital showed that the tumor was not fully removed and it must be quickly extracted before it spreads any further.

To make matters worse, on August 12, the Ministry of Health in Gaza announced that it would no longer be able to treat cancer patients in the Israel-besieged enclave.

Shaima is now fighting for her life as she awaits Israeli permission to cross the Beit Hanoun checkpoint (called the Erez Crossing by Israel) to the West Bank, through Israel, for an urgent surgery.

Many Gazans have perished that way, waiting for pieces of paper, a permission, that never materialized. Shaima, however, remains hopeful, while her whole family constantly prays that their eldest daughter prevails in her fight against cancer and resumes her pursuit of a university degree.

On the other side of Gaza, Dwlat Fawzi Younis, 33 from Beit Hanoun is living a similar experience. Dwlat, however also looks after a family of 11, including her nephews and her gravely ill father.

She had to become the main breadwinner of her family when her father, 55, suffered kidney failure and was unable to work.

She would look after the entire family with the money she earned as a hairdresser. Her brothers and sisters are all unemployed. She used to help them, too, whenever she could.

Dwlat is a strong person; she has always been that way. Perhaps it was her experience on November 3, 2006, that strengthened her resolve. An Israeli soldier shot her while she was protesting with a group of women against the Israeli attack and destruction of the historic Umm Al-Nasr mosque in Beit Hanoun. Two women were killed that day. Dwlat was hit by a bullet in her pelvis, but she survived.

After months of treatment, she recovered and resumed her daily struggle. She also never missed a chance to raise her voice in solidarity with her people at protests.

On May 14, 2018, when the United States officially transferred its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, 60 Palestinian protesters were killed and nearly 3,000 were wounded at the Gaza-Israel fence. Dwlat was shot in her right thigh, the bullet penetrating the bone and cutting through the artery.

Her health has deteriorated quickly since then, and she is now unable to work. But Israel still has not approved her application to be transferred to Al-Makassed Hospital in Jerusalem to receive treatment.

Yet, Dwlat insists she will continue to be an active and empowered member of the Gaza community, even if it means joining the protests along the Gaza fence on crutches.

In truth, these women embody the remarkable spirit and courage of every Palestinian woman living under Israeli Occupation and siege in the West Bank and Gaza.

They endure and persist, despite the massive price they pay and continue the struggle of generations of courageous Palestinian women who came before them.

(Source / 30.08.2018)

‘Farmer Terrorism’ Is the New Slogan for Jewish Settlers

Farmer terrorism

Jewish settlers regularly set fire to Palestinian lands, destroying crops and olive trees

By Ramona Wadi

In less than three months, Jewish settlers have destroyed over 2,000 trees and grapevines in the occupied West Bank. Rights group B’Tselem has issued a detailed report on this destruction, including testimony from Palestinian farmers. Bales of hay and barley fields were also destroyed. The destruction wrought by Israel’s settler-colonists equates Palestinian agriculture to terrorism; slogans sprayed on Palestinian property following the destruction included “No to farmer terrorism”.

The personal testimonies show that Israel has once again refused to act in order to deter settler violence against Palestinians and their land. Ultimately, the aim is to displace Palestinians forcibly by terrorizing those seeking access to their own land. “This process has erected invisible walls throughout the West Bank, which Palestinians know crossing will expose them to violence and even danger to their lives,” says B’Tselem.

Israel is using complementary forms of violence: direct destruction by targeting crops and using the same destruction to levy a psychological threat against the colonized population. In the documented cases, the destruction was so severe that new plants have to be cultivated, thus having a negative impact on the sliver of economic independence that Palestinians can gain from agriculture.

There is an outcome of resilience mingled with imposed resignation; the farmers will still tend to their fields yet the threat of another round of settler violence fuelled by impunity is always imminent. No matter how well rights organizations document the violations, though, the Palestinians have no recourse other than awareness. This is partly because Israel has moved ahead in terms of normalizing colonial expansion.

Hassan ‘Issa discovered that 168 out of 250 grapevines in his fields had been destroyed by settlers. “What happened to my vines feels like a terrible injustice, and I feel incredibly frustrated and sad.” It is painful to read this. Compare the vagueness of ‘Issa’s statement — made in the knowledge that there are no rights for the colonized in apartheid Israel — with the threat left by the settlers: “No to farmer terrorism.”

The value of people and land is misplaced to set the accelerated pace for forced displacement and a re-enactment of the image of Palestine being barren, one of the false premises behind Palestine’s colonization by Israel. The only difference is that Israel now prefers sustained acts of violence that are documented and discussed almost routinely.

“Farmer terrorism” is, of course, a complete falsehood, yet it is on such premises that expansion has been facilitated. The more that Israel utilizes such absurd claims, the further it is removed from reprimand by the international community. This lends Israel ample time and space — and total immunity — to construct its variety of “terror” narratives to make such purported threats endemic to its settler-colonial presence. Why would anyone even seek to challenge the notion of “farmer terrorism”? At first glance, it is void of any logic; a second reading flaunts its depravity, embodied by state and settlers alike.

Palestinian resilience has always laid bare the Zionist myths. Having no other means to sustain itself, Israel is eager to create the conditions for myths to become a manifested reality, even if it means acknowledging Palestinian existence through accusations which serve to embellish its purported “security concerns”. Nothing, though, justifies the wanton destruction of crops by illegal Jewish settlers or anyone else.

(Source / 14.08.2018)

Gaza Protests: Latest Updates (LIVE BLOG) / 14.05.18

Palestinian protesters marching towards the Gaza border 

Scores of Palestinians were killed and thousands wounded as Israeli soldiers continue to open fire at Palestinians protesters at the Gaza border. The Palestine Chronicle is following the developing story.

Saturday, July 14

Gaza Under Attack

7:00 pm (GMT + 3)

Two Palestinian children were killed and dozens injured so far, after Israeli warplanes bombed a building in Gaza City, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Palestine@OccuPalGaza

Two Palestinian youth injured by flying shrapnel from Israeli occupation air strike on Al Katiyba pic.twitter.com/c4r7NtTNJl

Palestine@OccuPalGaza

Update: The two Palestinian youth pictured-Amir al Nimra,15, and Luay Kaheel ,16, have both died of their injuries from Israeli occupation air strike . pic.twitter.com/7RWF7MqJ6V

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Amir al-Nimra (15) and Luay Kaheel (16) succumbed to their wounds as a result of an Israeli bombing targeting a park in Central Gaza Strip.

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Israel’s army said it had launched airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip early on Saturday.

CJ Werleman

@cjwerleman

Footage shows Israeli warplanes bombing northern Gaza this morning.

Israel is desperate to launch a full-scale military assault on the Palestinian enclave, intentionally trying to provoke violence from Hamas.

I wrote about Israel’s strategy here: 👉 https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/comment/2018/7/4/israels-obvious-attempts-to-provoke-hamas-will-fail 

Friday, June 8

8:00 pm (GMT+3)

According to Gaza’s Health Ministry, Israeli forces have killed at least four Palestinians and injured more than 600 hundred at the Gaza Border.

وزارة الصحة- فلسطين@prd_moh

حصيلة الاصابات: (الساعات٨:٠٠)

٤ شهداء (بينهم طفل) وأكثر من ٦٠٠ إصابة في قطاع غزة.

7:00 pm (GMT+3)

Israeli forces have killed at least three Palestinians and injured more than 500 during protests near the fence with Israel.

The following video was contributed to the Palestine Chronicle by Palestinian photojournalist Abdallah Aljamal.

Israeli troops shot and killed 15-year-old Haitham al-Jamal east of Khan Younis, in southern Gaza Strip, Palestinian news agency Wafa said, citing the health ministry.

Asaf Ronel

@AsafRonel

: I deleted this tweet after Gaza MoH said doctors were able to resuscitate the 26-year-old protester. He’s in critical condition pic.twitter.com/SpZsXEdjhy

Asaf Ronel

@AsafRonel

This is 15-year-old Haitham al-Jamal, killed by Israeli forces during the protests in today. He is the 16th minor killed since the started pic.twitter.com/NNNePMMC9A

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Ziad Jadallah Bureim was also shot dead while he was participating in the protests in southern Gaza Strip, while Imad Nabil Abu Darabi, 26, was killed east of Jabalia town in northern Gaza Strip, Wafa added.

525 casualties reported, including 26 children, two paramedics, and five journalists. 192 people transferred to hospital, including 92 injured by live ammunition.

Death Toll Mounts as Protests Continue

Gaza’s Health Ministry says that two Palestinians have been killed and more than 500 protesters have been wounded by Israeli forces at the Gaza Border.

Targeting Journalists

Palestinian photojournalist Mohammed Albaba (AFP) was shot in his leg by an Israeli sniper at the Gaza border.

Israeli Snipers in Action

Israeli snipers are shooting at unarmed protesters at the Gaza border.

Great Return March@GreatReturnMa


Video shows the moment of targeting Palestinian unarmed protester by israeli terrorist sniper around 100 meters away from the fence.
What a hard severe injury

A Palestinian man was hit right in the face by an Israeli teargas grenade.

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Great Return March@GreatReturnMa

Palestinian protesters are preparing to fly kites with the pictures of the martyrs who got killed by israeli occupation forces in

Crowds Gathering near the Border

People are gathering near the border with Israel, defying warnings from the Israeli army.

 

Razan Al-Najjar’s mother will participate in the protests wearing Razan’s bloodstained medical vest.

Israeli Drones Dropped Firebombs at Protest Tents

The Israeli army has warned people in Gaza not to come close to the border with Israel during Friday’s protests when a big turnout is expected.

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Aoude@AoudeA

An Israeli army drone dropped, early on Friday morning, firebombs at protest tents, in one of the Great Return protest camps in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.http://imemc.org/article/army-drone-drops-firebombs-at-protest-tents-in-rafah/ 

According to WAFA, Israeli drones dropped firebombs at protest tents along the Gaza Border on Friday morning.

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Great Return March@GreatReturnMa

Palestinians are marching to the in the

Palestinians called for a march to Jerusalem today.

Tuesday, June 5

The Israeli army had today deployed large numbers of troops along its border fence with Gaza in anticipation of protests to mark Naksa Day, the anniversary of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, Gaza, Golan Heights and its annexation of Jerusalem.

As yet, protests have not erupted.

Monday, June 4

Israeli forces killed a Palestinian on Monday, as he allegedly attempted to cross through the border fence along the eastern Gaza Strip.

Locals reported that Israeli forces opened fire on two Palestinian “youths” near the border in the southern Gaza Strip, killing one. The other reportedly managed to flee the scene

Ma’an News Agency@MaanNewsAgency

Israeli forces kill Palestinian allegedly attempting to cross Gaza border fencehttp://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=780203 

The identity of the slain Palestinian remained unknown.

Sunday, June 3

Mohammed Naaim Hamada, 30, died on Sunday morning east of the Gaza Strip as a result of wounds inflicted by Israeli security forces on May 14, according to Palestinian health officials.

Since the beginning of the Great March of Return, more than 120 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces.

Friday, June 1

Razan al-Najjar was killed by Israeli live fire during the protests east of the southern Gaza city of Khan Younis, according to Palestinian health officials.

The 21-year-old volunteer paramedic died of a gunshot wound to the chest, the Palestinian health ministry said.

Palestine Chronicle@PalestineChron

‘Medical Volunteer’ Killed by Israeli Fire in (VIDEO) https://buff.ly/2stgrZY  @PalestineChron

Wearing a white uniform, “she raised her hands high in a clear way, but Israeli soldiers fired and she was hit in the chest”, a witness told Reuters news agency.

May 15, 05:00 pm (GMT+3)

UN Security Council debates Israel’s Gaza killings.

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said she was watching closely the unrest in Gaza, and would “take any action warranted” to prosecute crimes.

May 15, 07:00 am (GMT+3)

Laila Anwar al-Ghandour, an eight-month-old baby, died of tear gas inhalation at dawn on Tuesday, according to Gaza’s ministry of health.

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Nizar Nayouf@nizarnayouf

Laila Anwar Al-Ghandour (8 months) is the latest victims in the Talmudic-Zionist slaughter committed by the Nazi army of in /

May 14, 11:00 pm (GMT+3)

Speaking to reporters at a White House briefing, White House spokesman Raj Shah accuses Hamas’ leaders of making a “gruesome and unfortunate propaganda attempt” after the killing of 55 Palestinian protesters by Israeli forces.

CNN

@CNN

Deputy press secretary Raj Shah said the White House believes Hamas is “solely” responsible for the deaths of more than 50 people who were killed during clashes with Israeli security forces on the Gaza border https://cnn.it/2GfYRNL 

May 14, 10:10 pm (GMT+3)

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said via Twitter that Israeli live fire in Gaza on Monday must stop immediately.

UN Human Rights

@UNHumanRights

“Shocking killing of dozens, injury of hundreds by Israeli live fire in must stop now. The right to life must be respected. Those responsible for outrageous human rights violations must be held to account. The int’l community needs to ensure justice for victims” – .

May 14, 10:00 pm (GMT+3)

Palestinian health officials say 55 people have been killed and more than 2,770 others have been wounded so far.

Haaretz.com

@haaretzcom

update: Palestinian death toll in clashes with Israeli forces rises to 55; thousands wounded https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/palestinians/.premium-mass-gaza-border-clashes-52-killed-by-israeli-gunfire-2-410-wounded-1.6091548 

Mass Gaza border clashes: 58 Palestinians killed by Israeli gunfire, 1,113 wounded

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May 14, 9:20 pm (GMT+3)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded on Twitter to criticism over the Israeli army’s conduct in Gaza, saying it acted in self-defence by firing at protestors.

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The Jerusalem Post

@Jerusalem_Post

BREAKING Netanyahu calls Israeli actions in Gaza self-defense against Hamas http://dlvr.it/QSqlVX 

Netanyahu wrote on Twitter:

“The Hamas terrorist organisation declares it intends to destroy Israel and send thousands to breach the border fence in order to achieve this goal. We will continue to act with determination to protect our sovereignty and citizens.”

May 14, 9:00 pm (GMT+3)

Kuwait requests an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on Tuesday, the country’s mission to the UN said Monday, condemning Israeli army’s conduct in Gaza.

Joyce Karam

@Joyce_Karam

& Kuwait call for urgent UNSC meeting to discuss Gaza : 43 Killed by Israel forces, >1800 wounded

سكاي نيوز عربية-الآن

@SkyNewsArabia_B

مندوبو فلسطين والسعودية والكويت في الأمم المتحدة يدعون إلى جلسة طارئة لمجلس الأمن لبحث التطورات في غزة

May 14, 8:50 pm (GMT+3)

The South African government condemns the actions of the Israeli armed forces along the Gaza border, after at least 52 Palestinians were killed in demonstrations.

The IMEU@theIMEU

BREAKING: South Africa withdraws its ambassador to Israel. “Given the indiscriminate and gravity of the latest Israeli attack, the South African government has taken a decision to recall Ambassador Sisa Ngombane with immediate effect until further notice.” http://ewn.co.za/2018/05/14/sa-withdraws-israel-ambassador-after-gaza-deadly-attack 

SA withdraws Israel ambassador after Gaza deadly attack

In a statement, the SA government says it condemns in the strongest terms possible the latest act of violent aggression carried out by Israeli armed forces.

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The Department of International Relations released this statement:

“The latest attack has resulted in scores of other Palestinian citizens reported injured, and the wanton destruction of property. Given the indiscriminate and gravity of the latest Israeli attack, the South African government has taken a decision to recall Ambassador Sisa Ngombane with immediate effect until further notice.”

The French presidency condemned “the violence” in Gaza on Monday after 52 Palestinians were killed in clashes with Israeli forces during protests over the US embassy opening in Jerusalem.

BrunoMartrette-Gomez@MartretteiGomez

La France condamne “les violences” après la mort d’au moins 52 Palestiniens tués par l’armée israélienne, annonce l’Elysée. Le président Emmanuel Macron “parlera à tous les acteurs de la région dans les prochains jours”, … https://www.francetvinfo.fr/live/message/5af/9c9/ede/7e0/a4e/2fd/e18/7cd.html  via @franceinfo

President Emmanuel Macron’s office said in a statement:

“Will speak to all the actors in the region in the coming days.”

May 14, 8:20 pm (GMT+3)

A group of journalists, including the Al Jazeera’s TV crew, were targeted by an Israeli drone dropping tear gas in Gaza.

Andrew Peng@TheAPJournalist

.@AJEnglish broadcasting footage of an Israeli drone dropping tear gas on a group of reporters pic.twitter.com/y7OqB6NOVF

May 14, 8:03 pm (GMT+3)

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas describes events in Gaza as “one of the most ferocious days” during a press conference on Monday.

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Metro Belgique

@metrobelgique

52 Palestiniens tués à Gaza, Abbas dénonce un « massacre » israélien http://dlvr.it/QSqgfV 

He also describes the move the US embassy to Jerusalem as an assault on the sovereignty of the Palestinian people.

May 14, 7:59 pm (GMT+3)

Riyad Mansour, the Palestinian Authority’s UN ambassador, has condemned Israeli strikes on unarmed Palestinians in Gaza.

Speaking at a press conference in New York, Mansour described America’s decision to open its embassy in Jerusalem as “very tragic.”

Liling Tan 陈丽玲@LilingTan

Palestinian UN Ambassador Riyad Mansour seeking emergency Security Council meeting, possibly in next 24 hours, on Gaza death toll and opening of US embassy in Jerusalem.

He said:

“We will use all of our available rights in the security council to see it shouldering its responsibility to condemn this massacre and bring those responsible to justice. Very tragic that they (America) are celebrating illegal action while Israel is injuring and killing thousands of Palestinians.”

May 14, 7:08 pm (GMT+3)

The Palestinian Ministry of Health has put out a call on Twitter for people in Gaza to head to donation centers to donate their blood.

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Retweeted Omar Ghraieb🇵🇸 (@Omar_Gaza):

Aqsa Hospital in calling for urgent blood donation type (O) due to so many injuries & dificiency in blood.

May 14, 7:04 pm (GMT+3)

Palestinian health officials say 52 people have been killed and 2400 others have been wounded so far.

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It was the highest single-day death toll since a series of protests dubbed the “Great March of Return” began at the border with on 30 March and since the 2014 war | https://www.firstpost.com/world/us-opens-jerusalem-embassy-israeli-forces-kill-28-protesters-as-thousands-of-palestinians-agitate-on-gaza-border-4469063.html 

US opens Jerusalem embassy: Israeli forces kill 28 protesters as thousands of Palestinians agitate…

Israeli forces killed at least 28 Palestinians along the Gaza border, health officials said, as demonstrators streamed to the frontier on the day the United States prepared to open its embassy in…

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Of those killed, the ministry of health says at least six are below 18, including one female. Of those wounded, at least 200 are below the age of 18; seventy-eight are women and 11 are journalists.

May 14, 6:42 pm (GMT+3)

Protests also kicked off in the occupied West Bank and at least 40 Palestinians have been injured during confrontations with Israeli forces in the city of Bethlehem.

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Great Return March@GreatReturnMa

Continuing confrontations on the northern entrance of refused to declare as the capital of the Zionist entity.

May 14, 6:03 pm (GMT+3)

Gaza hospitals are on the verge of collapse, as the number of wounded civilians continues to grow.

Great Return March@GreatReturnMa

One hospital in Gaza is dealing with 400 casualties.

Gaza hospitals are on the verge of collapse.

May 14, 5:47 pm (GMT+3)

Israeli aircraft are also reported to have been bombing several targets in the Strip, particularly in the west of Gaza City.

AsadAbuhaweela #Gaza #Palestine@AHaweela

Military aircraft bomb the Strip now

May 14, 5:40 pm (GMT+3)

The ministry of health has released a statement saying that 43 people have been killed and 1960 others have been wounded so far.

Some 918 people were shot at with live ammunition, while many others were injured from tear gas inhalation and rubber-coated steel bullets.

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Gaza….. 43 killed..!

At least 39 are in critical condition, meaning that the death toll is expected to rise.

May 14, 5:23 pm (GMT+3)

Of the 41 killed on Monday, the ministry of health said at least six were below the age of 18, including one female.

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UPDATE: 37 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in Gaza today, confirmed by the Gaza Ministry of Health. pic.twitter.com/B6t4N2d532

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UPDATE: The Gaza Ministry of Health confirms 41 Palestinians have been killed, including 5 children and nearly 2000 injured. Doctors are asking people for blood donations for the injured. pic.twitter.com/9mC2UD7fEw

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And, of the 1,960 wounded, at least 200 were below the age of 18, 78 were women and 11 were journalists.

May 14, 5:20 pm (GMT+3)

Hundreds of young protesters are trapped and the paramedics can’t reach them.

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Great Return March@GreatReturnMa

: The situation is very dangerous now.
Hundreds of youth are trapped and the paramedics can’t reach them

May 14, 5:15 pm (GMT+3)

Al Jazeera journalist Wael Dahdouh injured with live ammunition by Israeli snipers.

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UPDATE: Israeli forces kill at least 41 Palestinians protesting in Gaza and injures more than 1,700. Follow our live coverage: http://aje.io/rahpr  pic.twitter.com/Fzzht2g0MX

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BREAKING: Al Jazeera journalist Wael Dahdouh injured by live ammunition from Israeli forces during mass protests in Gaza http://aje.io/d3cey  pic.twitter.com/UJAHaX6WZY

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May 14, 4:28 pm (GMT+3)

At least 41 Gazans have been killed and 2,000 have been injured by Israeli snipers on the border – surpassing the combined death toll of the past six weeks’ worth of protests.

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At least 41 Palestinians killed by Israeli troops in clashes on the Gaza border, as US opens embassy in Jerusalem

Live updates: http://bbc.in/2rGcMaU 

Palestinian leaders and Arab-Israeli MKs have accused Israel of committing a “massacre” in Gaza.

Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said Israel was threatening Palestinian protesters with “killing and terrorism” and condemned the show of violence against unarmed protesters.

May 14, 3:31 pm  (GMT+3)

At least 30 people have now been killed by Israeli forces in Gaza, with over 1,600 injured.

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Fadi Abu Saleh, whose legs were amputated during the first Israeli war on Gaza, was killed today by occupation forces while participating in the Great March of Return

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الشهيد فادي أبو صلاح (29 عاما) بُترت قدماه في الحرب الإسرائيلية الأولى على غزة، ويشارك في مسيرات العودة بشكل يومي الى أن ارتقى اليوم شهيداً برصاص الاحتلال شرق خانيونس

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At least two children are believed to be among the total death toll for today, as well as double leg amputee Fadi Abu Saleh, 29, who was reported to have been shot by Israeli forces in the east of the Strip, despite being bound to a wheelchair.

May 14, 3:26 pm (GMT+3)

At least 25 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza and more than 900 others wounded as the Israeli army fired live ammunition and teargas and firebombs at protesters assembled along several points near the fence with Israel.

An explosion in the east of Rafah is also believed to have killed three people, according to Quds News.

Tens of thousands of Palestinians have arrived to participate in the rally.

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Israel drops leaflets, warning Palestinians in Gaza they will be risking their lives if they approach the border during a planned mass protest. https://apnews.com/42e68289e3244ca2879f258d4e445850/Israel-warns-Gaza-protesters:-Stay-away-from-border-fence 

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58 dead in Gaza protests as Israel fetes US Embassy move

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — In a jarring contrast, Israeli forces shot and killed 57 Palestinians and injured more than 2,700 during mass protests Monday along the Gaza border, w

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Monday’s protest comes ahead of the annual commemorations of the Nakba, or “catastrophe”, when the state of Israel was established on May 15, 1948, which led to the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their villages.

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🇵🇸 : Palestinians moving towards the eastern borders of Gaza to participate in the March of Return .

The protests were also planned to coincide with the moving of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, in line with the US’ recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in December, furthering stoking tensions and angering Palestinians.

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Trump’s decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem will embolden Israel, a state that uses bulldozers as weapons to crush Palestinian homes and push Palestinians out of the city.

Protests also kicked off in the occupied West Bank cities of Ramallah and Hebron, as a response to the US embassy move. In Ramallah, Palestinians are expected to protest from the city center to the Qalandia military checkpoint, the main northern crossing separating Ramallah from Jerusalem.

The demonstrations in the Gaza Strip are part of a weeks-long protest calling for the right of return for Palestinian refugees to the areas they were forcibly expelled from in 1948.

Organizers of the Great March of Return say they are expecting as many as one million people to join the demonstration and attempt to cross the fence with Israel from various points across the border.

(Source / 15.07.2018)

Violence Flares as Israel Strikes Besieged Gaza Strip

Israeli airstrikes targeting Gaza.  

Israel’s army said it had launched airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip early on Saturday, following Israeli violence at the Gaza fence that saw a Palestinian teenager shot dead and many injured.

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Now: Israeli occupation air strike on Al ‘Awda Towers in north 1:25pm

The health ministry in the besieged enclave said that 220 Palestinians were injured in Friday’s protests on the Gaza border in addition to 15-year-old Othman Rami Halles who was shot dead.

Palestinians in Gaza have been demonstrating against Israel’s decade-long blockade of the territory and in support of their right to return to lands they fled or were driven from during the war surrounding the creation of Israel in 1948.

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Palestinians abroad@PalesAbroadE

Israeli warplanes carried out an airstrike on an empty land near the town of Beit Hanoun, in northern Gaza Strip, today. No injuries were reported.

Since the protests began on March 30, they have been violently quashed by the Israeli army. Nearly 140 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire.

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The majority of those killed were non-violent protesters, as well as journalists, bystanders, and a nurse, however, a small number were seeking to breach or damage the border fence.

No Israelis have been killed.

(Source / 15.07.2018)

Palestinian Child Killed, 43 Injured in Gaza Protests

Othman Rami Hilles, 15, was killed by israeli forces in Gaza

A Palestinian child was killed today and another 43 people were wounded, during a protest in Gaza, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry in the besieged Gaza Strip.

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Palestinian killed by Israeli fire on Gaza border, ministry says

Othman Rami Hilles, 15, was shot by Israeli soldiers who fired live bullets and tear gas canisters at a peaceful protest along the fence separating Gaza from Israel.

The Ministry also said that at least 43 other people were wounded.

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israel’s occupation army killed this palestinian child today.

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#صورة الشهيد الفتى عثمان رامي حلس “15 عاما” الذي ارتقى برصاص الاحتلال خلال مشاركته في فعاليات مسيرة العودة السلمية شرق مدينة غزة

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Since Palestinians began staging mass rallies near the Gaza-Israeli fence on March 30, over 140 protesters have been killed and thousands more injured by gunfire from Israeli troops and snipers.

(Source / 13.07.2018)