Gaza : Israeli special force assassinates six Palestinians, including Hamas leader

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At least six Palestinians were said killed in the southern Gaza Strip on Sunday after heavy fire was exchanged along the Israel-Gaza border including a commander in Hamas’ military wing, according to Palestinian sources .

According medical sources in Gaza Strip 6 Palestinians were killed and 7 others were injured as a result of the Israeli occupation forces targeting Khan Yunis

The shooting began at about 9:30 P.M. Palestinian sources in Gaza said an IOF force was operating inside the Gaza Strip, east of Khan Yunis.

Palestinian sources said that one of the casualties is Nour Barake, a deputy commander of an elite unit of Iz al-Din al-Qassam, the military wing of Hamas. Barake and an additional commander were said to be killed in Khan Younes.

Al Qassam Brigades, Hamas armed wing , said in a brief statement that Israeli special units infiltrated Sunday evening by  a car into Ismail Abu Shanab Mosque area three kilometers in depth of east of Khan Yunis and assassinated Nour Baraka one of  Qassam leader .

Al Qassam Brigades added in its statement :”after the discovery of the Israeli force elements from Al Qassam try to stop and chase them but Israeli warplanes intervention cover the withdrawal of  Israeli special forces on the ground.

The sources explained that the victims of the Israeli new crime were Nour al-Din Muhammad Salama Baraka 37 years old,Mohammed Majed Mousa Al-Qara 23 years, Khalid Mohammed Ali Qweider 29 years, Mustafa Hassan Mohammed Abu Odeh 21 years, Mahmoud Attallah Musabeh 25 years and Alaa Nasrallah Abdullah Fasefis 24 years.

Interior & National Security Spokesman Ministry in Gaza  Iyad al-Bazm said in a press statement that the security and police forces in the sector imposed intensive security measures in all areas east of Khan Younis south of the Gaza Strip.

A spokesman for Hamas, the militant Islamist group which dominates Gaza, described the incident as a “cowardly Israeli attack”.

Hamas issued a statement, saying, “We welcome the brave resistance that is facing the cowardly Israeli attack. The resistance’s activity is an act of heroism, which emphasizes it is alert, prepared, and is carrying out its national duty by defending our nation and forces the enemy to pay for its crimes.”

IOF confirmed that there had been an exchange of fire “during operational activity” and said all its soldiers were now back in Israel.

Rocket-warning sirens were later sounded in southern Israel.

Several rockets fired from Gaza were shot down and at least one landed in a field in Israel, local officials said.

Iseaeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cut short a visit to Paris and was returning to Israel after intense fighting broke out between Israeli forces and Palestinian fighters in the Gaza Strip and a string of rocket sirens wailed across southern Israel.

(Source / 12.11.2018)

Report: IOF continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory

Systematic crimes

 

  • Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protesters in the Gaza Strip
  • A civilian succumbed to wounds he sustained during his participation in the Return and Breaking Siege protests.
  • 77 civilians, including 12 children, a woman, a journalist and 3 paramedics, were wounded; 4 of them sustained serious wounds.
  • Israeli forces continued to open fire at the border areas in the Gaza Strip
  • A Child was killed near the border fence in the central Gaza Strip.
  • A child succumbed to wounds he sustained in the 2014 offensive on the Gaza Strip.
  • Israeli forces wounded 12 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children and a woman, in the West Bank.
  • Israeli forces conducted 88 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank, and 2 limited ones into the southern Gaza Strip.
  • 53 civilians, including 11 children and a woman, were arrested in the West Bank.
  • 10 of them, including 7 children, were arrested in Jerusalem.
  • Israeli authorities continued to create a Jewish majority in occupied East Jerusalem.
  • Two houses were demolished in Beit Hanina in addition to a building of 12 residential apartments in Sho’afat refugee camp and a commercial facility in Silwan.
  • Israeli forces continued their settlement activities in the West Bank.
  • 3 barracks and 5 tents were demolished, uprooted and confiscated in Kherbet Bzeiq in the Northern Jordan Valleys.
  • 7 civilians, including a baby girl, sustained wounds and bruises due to settlers’ attacks against them.
  • 3 shooting incidents were reported against fishing boats in the sea, but no casualties were reported.
  • Israeli forces turned the West Bank into cantons and continued to impose theillegal closure on the Gaza Strip for the 12th consecutive year.
  • 103 permanent checkpoints, 100 temporary checkpoints and 14 closed roads obstruct the movement of Palestinian civilians in the West Bank.
  • 5 civilian were arrested at the military checkpoints in the West Bank.

 Summary

Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (01 – 07 November 2018).

Shooting:

In the Gaza Strip, the Israeli forces killed ‘Emad Shahin (17) from al-Nussairat refugee camo when the Israeli soldiers stationed along the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israeli, east of al-Maghazi in the central Gaza Strip opened fire at 3 Palestinian children and youngsters who approached the border fence.  As a result, one of them was wounded, arrested and then taken by a helicopter to Soroka Hospital.  On 14 November 2018, the Israeli media declared his death after succumbing to his wounds.

On 07 November 2018, the medical sources at al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron declared the death of Ahmed al-Najjar (21) from Khan Younis after he succumbed to wounds he sustained during his participation in the Return Protests, east of Khuza’ah, east of the City.  The above-mentioned civilian was wounded on 26 October 2018 with a bullet that penetrated his abdomen and exited his back during his participation in the Return protests near the Return encampment in eastern Khuza’ah.  At that time, he was referred to the Gaza European hospital where his condition was described as serious and after few days he was referred to al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron until his death was declared.

In the same context, on 02 November 2018, the medical sources declared the death of Mohammed al-Rifi (13) from al-Nafaq Street in Gaza City after he succumbed to wounds he sustained in the 2014 offensive on the Gaza Strip.

As part of using excessive forces against the peaceful protests along the Gaza Strip borders, the Israeli forces during the reporting period wounded 77 civilians, including 12 children, a woman, a journalist and 3 paramedics.  Four of those wounded sustained serious injuries.

Injuries in the Gaza Strip between 01 and 07 November 2018 in Each City

City Injuries
Total Children Women Journalists Paramedics Critical Conditions
Northern Gaza Strip 28 7 1 1 2 1
Gaza City 15 0 0 0 0 1
Central Gaza Strip 4 0 0 0 1 0
Khan Younis 18 3 0 0 0 0
Rafah 12 2 0 0 0 2
Total 77 12 1 1 1 3

As part of targeting the Palestinian fishermen in the sea, the Israeli forces continued to escalate their attacks against the Palestinian fishermen, indicating the on-going Israeli policy to target their livelihoods.  During the reporting period, PCHR documented 3 attacks against the fishermen in the north-western Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip.  However, no casualties or damage to the boat was reported.

In the West Bank, during the reporting period, the Israeli forces wounded 12 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children and a woman, in separate shooting incidents.

Incursions:

During the reporting period, Israeli forces conducted at least 88 military incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 9 similar ones into Jerusalem and its suburbs. During those incursions, Israeli forces arrested at least 43 Palestinians, including 4 children and a woman, in the West Bank.  Meanwhile, 10 other civilians, including 7 children, were arrested in Jerusalem and its suburbs.

In the Gaza Strip, on 05 November 2018, Israeli forces moved 50 meters into al-Shokah village, east of Rafah City in the southern Gaza Strip.  They levelled lands and set barbed wires around 50 meters away from the western side of the main border fence.

On 07 November 2018, Israeli forces carried a similar incursion into eastern Khuza’ah village, east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.

Israeli Forces continued to create a Jewish Majority in occupied East Jerusalem:

As part of the Israeli house demolitions and notices, on 06 November 2018, the Israeli forces demolished 2 residential houses belonging to the family of Kamel al-Rajabi and his sons in al-Aqshqariyah neighbourhood in Beit Hanina, north of occupied East Jerusalem under the pretext of building without a license.  The 130-square-meter houses were built 4 months ago and sheltered 3 families of 12 members, including 5 children.

On the same day, the Israeli municipal bulldozers demolished a commercial facility in Beer Ayoub neighbourhood in Silwan village, south of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City, udner the pretext of unlicensed construction.  The facility belonged to Mohamed ‘Odah and was built a year and a half ago on an area of 20 square meters.  The facility is a canteen for selling sandwiches and drinks and supported 3 families.

On 07 November 2018, Israeli municipal bulldozers demolished a residential building in Sho’afat refugee camp, north of East Jerusalem’s Old City, belonging to Mahmoud al-Jaradat under the pretext of the unlicensed construction and its closeness to the annexation wall.  The building was comprised of 4 floors; 3 of which were residential and a ground floor that was used as a car parking.  The building was 600 square meters and included 12 residential apartments; 8 were ready for inhabitation.

Israeli Forces continued their settlement activities, and the settlers continued their attacks against Palestinian civilians and their property

As part of demolition of houses and other civil objects, on 05 November 2018, the Israeli forces demolished, uprooted and confiscated 3 barracks and 5 tents belonging to ‘Omer Bshara in Kherbet Bzeiq in the Jordan Valleys, east of Tubas on 05 November 2018.  Two of these barracks and tents were residential while one of them was used for sheltering sheep.  The Israeli forces confiscated tin plates and the tents and later withdrew.

As part of the Israeli settlers’ attacks against the Palestinians civilians and their property, PCHR’s fieldworkers documented 4 attacks by settlers, including2 in Hebron and 2 in Nablus.  As a result of those attacks, 7 civilians, including a baby girl, were wounded.

(Source / 08.11.2018)

Gaza youth dies of wounds he sustained three weeks ago

Ahmed Khaled al-Najjar

A Palestinian youth on Wednesday evening has passed away due to wounds he sustained three weeks ago during the Great Return Marches on the Gaza border.

Ahmed Khaled al-Najjar, 21, from the city of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, had been hit by an explosive bullet in the abdomen about three weeks ago, and was transferred due to the seriousness of his condition for treatment at the Ahli hospital in Hebron.

This brings the number of martyrs of the return marches to 231 since the march began on the 30th of March.

(Source / 08.11.2018)

IOA hand eviction notices to agricultural land in southern West Bank

East of Yatta

Israeli Occupation Authorities (IOA) on Thursday ordered the evacuation of agricultural land east of Yatta, south of Hebron, on the pretext that they it was state land.

The coordinator of the National Committee in the south of the West Bank, Ratib al-Jabour, said that the Israeli occupation forces handed over Ahmed Mahmoud al-Hamamdeh four eviction notices in the area of ​​Al-Mufaqqara east of Yatta, which has the width of five dunums, and gave him 45 days to evacuate.

It is worth noting that the Israeli occupation forces have taken over large areas of the citizens’ land in the town of Yatta under various pretexts, including state land, pastures, or military-used areas, preventing citizens and landowners from exploiting or housing them. Settlements.

(Source / 08.11.2018)

140 settlers break into Al-Aqsa mosque

140 Break-in Al-Aqsa

140 settlers stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Tuesday, on the side of the Margharba Gate, guarded by Israeli special forces.

The settlers carried out provocative “educational tours” of the mosque about the myth of the alleged temple.

The so-called “organizations of the temple” called on its supporters and the settlers to participate extensively and intensively in the intrusions of Al-Aqsa Mosque this morning, coinciding with the elections of local authorities, under the slogan: (prayer and election is better than serves the idea of building the temple).

(Source / 30.10.2018)

IOF arrest two minor sisters from Aida Camp, Bethlehem

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Israeli Occupation Forces storming Aida Camp in Jan. 2017

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on Monday overnight arrested two minor sisters from Aida Refugee Camp next to the Israeli apartheid wall, south of Bethlehem, during their daily raid and arrest campaigns.

According to the family, IOF stormed the home after breaking its main gate at 2:00 AM last night. Soldiers then asked the family members to gather in the living room, and asked for their ID cards.

IOF then arrested the two sisters, Aseel Abu Aker (13 years old) and Nisreen Abu Aker (15 years old). While the family tried to make them stay because they were minors, soldiers refused and arrested the two girls taking them to an unknown destination. The family is currently trying to contact lawyers and Child Defense organizations.

The sisters are daughters of the long term Palestinian prisoner, Bassam Abu Aker, who has been in administrative detention for a year now, and has spent and overall of 24 years in Israeli jails through his life.

In addition, IOF arrested 24 Palestinians during their night raids in different areas on the West Bank.
In Bethlehem, local sources said in the village of Teqou’a to the east of the city, arrested a man after raiding his home.

IOF also carried out raids and searches in a number of villages in Ramallah, where a number of citizens were arrested from the villages; Beit Rima and Deir Abu Mashaal.

In occupied Jerusalem, IOF arrested three citizens from Anata town, while they arrested two youths from Hebron.

Finally, IOF arrested two youths from Jayyus town in Qalqilya, northern West Bank.

(Source / 29.10.2018)

In a new crime : IOF shell kill three Palestinian kids in Gaza

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The bodies of the three Palestinian children  killed by IOF on Sunday 28/10/2018

In a new crime Israeli Occupation Forces killed three Palestinian kids Northeast of Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

The three kids aged between 13 and 15 years were killed on Sunday after they were hit by an Israeli shell north east of Khan Younis, in the south of the Gaza Strip, according to medical sources.

According to the medical sources Red Crescent ambulances extracted the bodies of the minors from the border fence with Israel and took them to hospital, where they were declared dead.

The sources added that the three children were identified as Khaled Bassam Saeed 14 years old,Abdul Hamid Abu Zaher 13 years old and Mohammed Ibrahim Al – Sattari 13 years old.

The killing came less than 24 hours after Israel and the Palestinian factions in Gaza have declared a truce after two days of cross border hostilities.

(Source / 29.10.2018)

Sixth Palestinian dies of wounds sustained during Friday protest

6th Palestinian died

A Palestinian man on Sunday early morning was announced dead due to wounds he sustained during the Friday protest at the Gaza border, in which five others were killed and 230 injured.

According to a spokesman for the Ministry of Health in Gaza, Ashraf al-Qadra, Yahya al-Hassanat, 37,  from Al-Mugharaqa town in Central Gaza strip, passed away due to serious wounds he sustained after he was shot by live ammunition.

On Friday alone, fivee civilians were killed and more than 230 were injured by the Israeli occupation forces’ repression of peaceful marches in the eastern Gaza Strip.  Overall, 208 Palestinians have been killed since the start of the protests on 30 March, and over 20,000 have been injured by live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets and teargas.

(Source / 28.10.2018)

IOF continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory

Gaza protests june 2018

Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the oPt continued, according to the Weekly report by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) in Gaza, during the reporting period (18 – 24 October 2018).  

  • Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip
  • A Palestinian youngster was killed in eastern Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.
  • 342 civilians, including 60 children, 4 women, 6 journalists and 3 paramedics, were wounded; 14 of them sustained serious wounds.
  • Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian and wounded 6 others in the West Bank.
  • Israeli warplanes launched 2 missiles at the protestors and wounded two of them.
  • Israeli forces conducted 84 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank, and 6 similar ones into Jerusalem.
  • 47 civilians, including 8 children, were arrested in the West Bank.
  • 12 of them, including 2 children, were arrested in Jerusalem.
  • Israeli authorities continued to create a Jewish majority in occupied East Jerusalem.
  • Israeli forces attacked Coptic monks and arrested one of them.
  • Israeli forces continued their settlement activities in the West Bank.
  • A 4-sotrey building, agricultural barrack and 3 water wells were demolished while 15 dunums were levelled and 2 mobile houses were confiscated from a school.
  • Settlers caused severe damage to 8 cars.
  • 5 Shooting incidents were reported against the Palestinian fishing boats in the Gaza Sea, but no casualties were reported.
  • 6 fishermen were arrested in 3 separate shooting and chasing incidents while 2 fishing boats were confiscated.
  • Israeli forces turned the West Bank into cantons and continued to impose theillegal closure on the Gaza Strip for the 11th consecutive year.
  • Dozens of temporary checkpoints were established in the West Bank and others were re-established to obstruct the movement of Palestinian civilians.
  • 13 civilians, including a child, woman and journalist, were arrested at the military checkpoints in the West Bank.

Shooting:

Israeli forces continued to use lethal force against Palestinian civilians, who participated in peaceful demonstrations organized within the activities of the “Great March of Return and Breaking the Siege” in the Gaza Strip, which witnessed for the 30th week in a row peaceful demonstrations along the eastern and northern Gaza Strip border area. During the reporting period, the Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian, and wounded 342 civilians, including 60 children, 4 women, 6 journalists, and 3 paramedics.  The injury of 14 of them was reported serious.  Moreover, 2 civilians were wounded during an Israeli airstrike.  In the West Bank, a Palestinian civilian was killed and 6 Palestinians were wounded by the Israeli forces in separate shooting incidents.

In the Gaza Strip, on 23 October 2018, the Israeli forces killed Montaser al-Baz (18), from al-Nussairat after being with a bullet to the head while participating in the Return and Breaking the Siege.

As part of the use of lethal force against the peaceful protestors along the border fence during the reporting period, Israeli forces wounded 342 civilians, including 60 children, 4 women, 6 journalists and 3 paramedics.  Fourteen of them sustained serious wounds.

As part of targeting Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Sea, the Israeli forces continued to escalate their attacks against the Palestinian fishermen, pointing out to the ongoing Israeli policy of targeting their livelihoods.  During the reporting period, the Israeli forces opened fire 5 times at the fishermen; 2 incidents in the north-western Beit Lahia; 1 off al-Sudaniyah shore in western Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip; 1 in al-Sheikh ‘Ejleen, south of Gaza City; Deir al-Balah in the Central Gaza Strip.  As a result of those attacks, 6 fishermen were arrested while 2 boats were confiscated.

As part of the Israeli airstrikes, on 19 October 2018, the Israeli drones launched 2 missiles at a group of Palestinians in an olive field, west of the Return encampment in Khuza’ah, east of Khan Younis.  As a result, 2 civilians were wounded.  On 20 October 2018, an Israeli drone launched a missile at a motorbike “Tok Tok” in eastern al-Fokhari, southeast of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.  As a result, the motorbike burned but no causalties were reported.  In the 2 incidents, the Spokesperson of the Israeli Forces declared targeting a cell launching incendiary Balloons at the Israeli communities adjacent to the southern Gaza Strip.

On 24 October 2018, Israeli drones launched 2 missiles; only minutes between each, at a border control point belonging to the Palestinian armed Groups in eastern al-Shokah village, east of Rafah City in the southern Gaza Strip. However, no casualties were reported.

As part of targeting the border areas, on 08 October 2018, the Israeli forces opened fire at the agricultural lands along eastern al-Shokah village, east of Rafah City in the southern Gaza Strip.  However, no casualties were reported.

In the West Bank, as part of use of lethal force against Palestinian civilians, on 24 October 2018, the Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian and wounded 3 others in Tamoun village, southeast of Tubas.  This happened when the Israeli forces moved into the above-mentioned village from all its entrances and patrolled their vehicles.  Thus, dozens of Palestinian youngsters and young men gathered to throw stones and Molotov Cocktails at the Israeli soldiers who then heavily fired live and rubber-coated metal bullets and teargas canisters.

During the reporting period, the Israeli forces wounded 6 Palestinian civilians in spate shooting incidents.

Incursions:

During the reporting period, Israeli forces conducted at least 84 military incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 6 similar ones into Jerusalem and its suburbs. During those incursions, Israeli forces arrested at least 35 Palestinians, including 8 children, in the West Bank.  Meanwhile, 12 other civilians, including 2 children, were arrested in Jerusalem and its suburbs. Among those arrested in Jerusalem was the Governor of Jerusalem, ‘Adnan Gheith, and Director of the Palestinian Intelligence Service in Jerusalem, Colonel Jihad al-Faqih, who were both arrested on 20 October 2018 and released on 22 October 2018.

Israeli Forces continued to create a Jewish Majority in occupied East Jerusalem:

As part of the Israeli house demolitions and notices, on 21 October 2018, the Israeli forces handed 3 civilians from al-Waljah village, west of Bethlehem, notices to stop the construction works in their houses in Khelet al-Samak and al-Thaher areas under the pretext of building without a license.  It should be noted that an Israeli force accompanied with Jerusalem Municipal staffs moved into “‘Ein Jweizah” area, northwest of the village on 18 October 2018 and handed Najlaa’ Abu al-Haiijaa’ a notice to demolish her inhabited house which is 120 square meters.  Moreover, they handed ‘Alaa’ Salim Abu Rezeq a decision to destroy retaining walls.

As part of the attacks on the holy sites, on Wednesday morning 24 October 2018, the Israeli forces suppressed a sit-in organized upon calls from Coptic Bishop Anba Antonius in front of Deir al-Sultan Monastery next to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City to protest the Israeli-led restoration works at the site which they say favour Ethiopian monks living in the monastery and arrested a monk.

Israeli Forces continued their settlement activities, and the settlers continued their attacks against Palestinian civilians and their property

As part of demolition of houses and other civil objects, on 18 October 2018, the Israeli forces demolished a 4-storey building in the Tall Mount Area, east of al-Bireh under the pretext of un-licensed building.  The building was established on area of 145 square meters and belonged to Khamis Jamil ‘Abed Matariyah.

On the same day, the Israeli forces demolished an agricultural shed in Kherebet al-Marajem, east of Doma village, southeast of Nablus.  The shed was built of bricks and roofed with tin plates on an area of 60 square meters.  It belonged to Musalam Ma’rouf Musalam and used for agricultural purposes.

On 22 October 2018, the Israeli forces demolished 3 water wells and levelled 15 dunums; part of which were planted with olive trees in Kherebet Jamrourah, west of Tarqoumia village, west of Hebron.

On 23 October 2018, the Israeli forces dismantled 2 mobile houses in Bazeeq area in the northern Jordan Valleys, east of Tubas and confiscated them.  The houses are used as 2 rooms for the school principle and staff in al-Tahadi 10 School.  The Principle was also handed a demolition notice for the school and another for confiscation of school contents in addition to a third notice to suspend classes in the Abovementioned School.

As part of the Israeli settlers’ attacks against the Palestinians civilians and their property, on 18 October 2018, a group of settlers under the protection of the Israeli forces attacked al-Safafir area, east of ‘Orif village, south of Nablus.  On 20 October 2018, another group under the protection of the forces attacked Khelet Abu al-‘Aqareb area, east of Burin village, south of the city.  The settlers threw stones at a house belonging to Bashir al-Zeben and removed the iron fencing established around the house outside fence to protect them from the settlers’ attacks.  Due to the attack, the windshield of the car belonging to the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall was broken.

On 22 October 2018, a group of settlers attacked Marda village, nrth of Salfit, and punctured tires of 7 cars parked in front of the houses.

(Source / 25.10.2018)