After 12 hours closure, Israel reopens Al-Aqsa for Muslim worshipers

OCCUPIED AL-QUDS, PALESTINOW.COM — Israeli police reopened at dawn Saturday the gates of al-Aqsa Mosque, after being closed for hours on Friday.

Hundreds of Palestinian worshipers were managed early today to perform Dawn prayers in the compound.

Earlier Friday, Israeli police closed all gates to the Mosque and forced dozens of Palestinians protesting the closure to leave.

Police also prevented Palestinian protesters from gathering in front of Lion’s Gate (Bab Al-Asbat) for Isha prayer.

Police forces closed all entrances to the Old City and al-Aqsa gates, installed military checkpoints, and summoned more police officers in the area.

A state of tension prevailed in the compound and the occupied city as a whole after Israeli police shot and killed a 30-year-old Palestinian resident of Umm Al-Fahem for allegedly carrying out a stabbing attack.

(Source / 18.08.2018)

Occupation forces killed Palestinian after stabbing soldier in al-Quds

OCCUPIED AL-QUDS, PALESTINOW.COM — An Israeli soldier was injured Friday in an anti-occupation stabbing attack in the Old City of Occupied Jerusalem.

The Palestinian reporter said that an Israeli soldier suffered several wounds after being stabbed by a Palestinian youth at al-Majlis Gate near al-Aqsa Mosque.

The Israeli police announced that the Palestinian youth was shot and killed by their forces for “deliberately” attempting to kill an Israeli soldier.

Local sources reported that the Israeli police closed all entrances to the Old City and some of al-Aqsa gates, installed military checkpoints, and summoned more police officers in the area.

(Source / 17.08.2018)

IOF shot 10 Palestinians in West Bank clashes

HEBRON, PALESTINOW.COM — At least 10 Palestinians were injured on Wednesday evening in clashes between the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and Palestinian youths in al-Khalil city.

Hebrew website “0404” claimed that two Israeli soldiers were wounded after being hit with stones during the clashes.

Violent confrontations broke out in Bab al-Zawiya area in al-Khalil city where 10 Palestinian youths chocked on teargas and were treated on the field.

According to the Palestinian reporter, two of the injured youths were transferred to al-Khalil Hospital to complete treatment. One of them was directly hit with a teargas canister in the face.

The clashes flared up after IOF soldiers stormed the city in large numbers and started to harass the Palestinian citizens who were shopping in preparation for Eid al-Adha.

The IOF heavily fired live ammunition, teargas canisters and rubber-coated metal bullets at the Palestinian citizens.

(Source / 16.08.2018)

Three months in Israeli prisons, Palestinian female prisoner released

HEBRON, PALESTINOW.COM — The Palestinian female prisoner Ebtahal Khader Abreish, 20, was released Wednesday morning after spending three months in Israeli jails.

Ebtahal, from Beit Kahel town west of al-Khalil, was arrested after being summoned for investigation only one day after being brutally attacked by an Israeli settler while leaving her university.

Around 6000 Palestinian prisoners are currently held in Israeli prisons. Of this figure, 53 are female with 3 girls under the age of 18.

(Source / 15.08.2018)

IOF shot Palestinian child in his head east of Gaza

GAZA, PALESTINOW.COM — A Palestinian child was injured Tuesday evening when Israeli occupation forces (IOF) opened fire at a group of Palestinian citizens near the border east of Gaza city.

A medical source said that a child was wounded  in the head by shrapnel from a live bullet while he was standing close to the Great March of Return camps east of Gaza.

Eyewitnesses said that the child was injured when the IOF heavily opened fire at a group of peaceful protesters near Gaza’s eastern border fence.

Since the start of Gaza border protests on 30th March, 176 Palestinians have been killed by the IOF and over 18,000 injured.

(Source / 15.08.2018)

Israeli police detained two youths near Al-Aqsa

Israeli police arrest a Palestinian youth in Jerusalem

OCCUPIED AL-QUDS, PALESTINOW.COM — Israeli police on Saturday arrested two Palestinian youths as they were leaving al-Aqsa Mosque in Occupied Jerusalem.

Muntaha Abu Shaqra told Palestinian reporter that the Israeli police stopped her brothers Qutaiba, 20, and Hasan, 19, at al-Asbat Gate and arrested them.

She added that her brothers were later transferred to al-Qashla detention center for interrogation.

Muntaha last Wednesday was banned by the Israeli police from entering al-Aqsa Mosque for two weeks following hours of interrogation over her presence in Bab al-Rahma area near the Mosque.

(Source / 12.08.2018)

Medic and 55-year-old Man Killed, Journalists Shot at Gaza Protests

By Wafa al-Udaini

Gaza, – On the 20th Friday of the Great Return March  demonstrations, Israeli Occupation snipers killed a volunteer paramedic and 55-year-old man in Eastern Rafah near the Separation Fence between Israel and Gaza.

A total of 242 were reported injured, 70 of them with gunshot wounds, including 26 minors, four other medics and two journalists.

Read also: IOF killed two Palestinians, including one medic, injured 307 others in Gaza protes

The Ministry of Health announced the death of 24-year-old volunteer paramedic Abdullah Elqitati from a gunshot wound to the chest and 55-year-old Ali Sa-red Aloul. Journalist Mahmoud Bassam received shrapnel from a bullet in his ear. Israeli forces opened fire on unarmed protestors at the Al-Awa Camp East of Khan Younes in the Southern Gaza Strip.

Read also: Hamas cyber team attempts to hack Israelis with fake rocket warning app

For the first time since the Great Return March started on March 30th, Israeli forces opened fire at the protesters with tanks. According to writer Ibrahim Abu Musallam, “this new tactic is being used by the Israeli authories to keep protesters from coming back. They see that the protesters won’t give up and that more and more are coming every Friday” he added.

(Source / 11.08.2018)

Hamas cyber team attempts to hack Israelis with fake rocket warning app

NAZARETH, PALESTINOW.COM — An Israeli cyber security firm claimed Thursday that the Hamas resistance group was trying to hack Israelis through a fake version of the Code Red rocket warning app.

The warning came amid a bout of aggressions by the Israeli military on the besieged Gaza Strip.

ClearSky Cyber Security claimed that Hamas had put out a counterfeit app that mimicked the real software that warns Israelis of incoming rockets and mortars.

“When you download the (fake) app it takes control of the mobile phone and allows the operator to track the device, take pictures, record sound and make calls and send messages,” said ClearSky CEO Boaz Dolev.

Dolev added that once the app took control of the phone it was impossible to remove, even if the app was deleted. He urged Israelis to exercise caution and only download apps from recognized stores like Google or Apple.

ClearSky warned that this could be the first stage of a concentrated effort by Hamas to launch cyber attacks against Israel as part of the ongoing round of violence.

However, the firm said that the app had been discovered at an early stage and had not infected very many phones.

(Source / 10.08.2018)

Hamas & Islamic Jihad: Palestinian resistance is committed to protecting its people in Gaza

GAZA, PALESTINOW.COM — The Hamas and Islamic Jihad Movements have reiterated the Palestinian resistance’s right to defend their own people against Israel’s aggression and retaliate to its crimes in Gaza.

In Twitter remarks, Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said it was time for the Palestinian resistance to fulfill its vow and avenge the martyrs’ blood.

“The valiant resistance is determined, with all honor, dignity and sense of responsibility, to reverse the balance of the battle with the enemy and fight it with confidence and ability,” Barhoum stated.

For its part, Islamic Jihad said that the Palestinian resistance is committed to protecting its people in Gaza, describing its retaliation to Israel’s repeated crimes and ongoing aggression as “legitimate.”

Islamic Jihad accused Israel of disregarding its obligations and ignoring the current efforts being made to avoid another war, affirming that the resistance has the right to defend its people in Gaza if Israel persisted in its aggression.

(Source / 09.08.2018)

Two Palestinians wounded by Zionist airstrike in eastern Gaza

GAZA, PALESTINOW.COM — At least two Palestinian citizens were injured Monday afternoon by an Israeli airstrike east of Gaza city.

The Palestinian reporter said that an Israeli drone fired two missiles at a group of Palestinian youths east of Gaza.

He added that two youths were injured in the attack and later transferred to a local hospital for treatment.

Israeli warplanes on almost a daily basis attack Palestinian peaceful protesters near Gaza border in response to fire kites and balloons launched from the besieged territory to the neighboring Israeli settlements.

(Source / 07.08.2018)