IOF injures many Palestinian schoolchildren near Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, PALESTINOW.COM — Israeli soldiers injured, Sunday, eight Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets, and caused dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in two villages in Bethlehem governorate in the occupied West Bank.

The Israeli attacks took place in Dar Salah village and Teqoua’ town, during activities marking the 14thanniversary of the death of President Yasser Arafat.

Local nonviolent activist Sabri Jibril, said the soldiers fired dozens of gas bombs and rubber-coated steel bullets at Teqoua’ School for Boys, and its surrounding areas.

The Palestinian Medical Relief has reported that the soldiers shot eight Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

He added that many students suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, and the school had to shut down for the day to prevent any further military escalation.

It is worth mentioning that the soldiers also detained the school principal, and several teachers.

Many Palestinians then protested the attack and hurled stones at the invading soldiers, who fired rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades.

The soldiers also closed the western and northern entrances of the town, and prevented the Palestinians from entering or leaving it.

In addition, the soldiers also attacked a school in Dar Salah village, east of Bethlehem, during a similar activity commemorating Arafat’s death.

A similar attack targeted a school in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, causing many students, and one teacher, to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

(Source / 12.11.2018)

Army Abducts Ten Palestinians In West Bank

12 NOV
12:18 PM

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Monday, at least ten Palestinians, including two children, and summoned one for interrogation, after invading and searching many homes in the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers searched homes in Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, and abducted two children, identified as Yazan Mahmoud Taqatqa, 15, and Mofeed Mohammad Taqatqa, 14.

The PPS added that the soldiers also abducted Bara’ Riyad, Mojahed Harm ad-Dali and Qassem Jamal Hmeidan, from their homes on Biddu and Qotna towns, northeast of occupied Jerusalem.

The soldiers also searched homes in Ramallah, in central West Bank, and abducted Omar Ladadweh, Yousef Oleyyan and Zohdi al-Khawaja.

In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted a student of the Al-Aqsa School, in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, and took him to an unknown destination.

In Tulkarem, in northern West Bank, the soldiers invaded homes and searched them, before abducting a former political prisoner, identified as Salaheddin Awni Abdul-Ghani.

In Hebron, in southern West Bank, the soldiers broke into and searched many homes in several neighborhoods, and summoned Midhat al-Juneidi for interrogation in Etzion military base and security center, north of Hebron.

The soldiers also invaded Ethna, Yatta and as-Sammoa’ towns, near Hebron, and installed roadblocks at Hebron’s northern entrance in Jouret Bahlas area, in addition to Sa’ir and Halhoul towns, before stopping and searching dozens of cars, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.

(Source / 12.11.2018)

Entrance to Ramallah Village Sealed by Israeli Forces

12 NOV
7:13 AM

Israeli occupation forces, on Sunday, shut down the entrance to the village of Deir Abu-Mesh’al, northwest of Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, said the village’s mayor.

Fawwaz Bargouti said, according to WAFA correspondence, that an Israeli army patrol blocked the village’s main entrance, banning entry and exit of local residents to and from the village.

He described the blocking of the village’s main entrance as a collective punishment against the village by the occupation authorities.

(Source / 12.11.2018)

Updated: “Seven Palestinians, One Israeli Undercover Soldier, Killed In Gaza”

12 NOV
6:02 AM

After undercover Israeli soldiers infiltrated into the Gaza Strip, on Sunday at night, and assassinated two senior leaders of the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, the army initiated a series of air strikes, the army fired missiles and shells to secure the retreat of its undercover soldiers, killing five other Palestinians. Hamas fighters exchanged fire with the soldiers killing one of them, Israeli sources have confirmed.

Updated: The undercover soldiers were driving a Volkswagen car, and drove towards the home of Noureddin Baraka, in Bani Suheila area in Khan Younis, before stopping near the property, the al-Quds News Agency has confirmed.

Fighters of the Al-Qassam Brigades then noticed the car and stopped it near a kindergarten in Abasan al-Kabeera town, and asked the passengers to step out of the vehicle and show their ID cards.

It added that the undercover soldiers, who were in the backseat of the car, then opened fire at the fighters, after realizing their cover-up has been exposed.

Al-Quds also stated that some of the undercover soldiers were wearing veils, pretending to be women.

The senior fighter, Noureddin Baraka, was instantly killed in the initial shooting, while other fighters called for help, before chasing the car that carried the undercover forces.

The Israeli army, stationed across the perimeter fence, started firing shells at cars and Palestinians who chased the undercover officers’ vehicle, before it crashed against a wall, and then headed toward the perimeter fence.

So far, the Israeli soldiers who was killed in the Gaza invasion, has only been identified as (Lt. Col. M.). The army is still keeping other information classified, but his family has officially been notified.

The Al-Qassam Brigades said the undercover soldiers who infiltrated into an area, east of the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Younis, assassinated one of its senior leaders, identified as Noureddin Mohammad Salama Baraka, 37.

It said that the undercover soldiers used a civilian car to drive three kilometers into the area of Abu Shanab Mosque, east of Khan Younis, and assassinated Baraka.

The group added that its fighters then chased the undercover forces after they assassinated Baraka,  exchanged fire with them,

Al-Qassam stated that the Israeli Air Force then started firing missiles, killing five Palestinians, and wounding at least seven.armed wing of Hamas.

The army also fired several shells into lands, east of Khuza’a town, east of Khan Younis, in addition to firing many flares.

In a statement, Al-Qassam said that the “resistance in Gaza will continue to defend the Palestinian people,” and vowed that “the enemy will pay a heavy price for its crime.”

Hamas spokesperson Fawzi Barhoum said in a written statement that “what the resistance is doing in Gaza is honorable and brave, proving its readiness to perform its national duties, and to defend the people.”

He also said that “the cowardice enemy will pay a heavy price for its crime.”

Israeli sources have confirmed that one of its “Special Forces” officers was killed in an exchange of fire, which broke out during the offensive, and that another officer was injured.”

The Palestinians who were killed in the Israeli offensive have been identified as:

  1. Noureddin Mohammad Salama Baraka, 37.
  2. Mohammad Majed Mousa al-Qarra, 23.
  3. Khaled Mohammad Ali Qweider, 29.
  4. Mustafa Hasan Mohammad Abu Odah, 21.
  5. Mahmoud Atallah Misbih, 25.
  6. Ala’eddin Fawzi Mohammad Fseifis, 24.
  7. Omar Naji Musallam Abu Khater, 21.

It is worth mentioning that al-Qarra just got married a few days ago. Both Baraka and al-Qarra are senior leaders of the al-Qassam Brigades.

Following this serious Israeli military escalation, the Israeli army asked the Israeli colonialist settlers living close to the border with Gaza to remain indoors, and closed the Zikim road.

Israeli media source said that, after the army assassinated the fighters, Al-Qassam fired at least ten shells into Israel area, and added that the Iron Done system “intercepted two of them.”

Furthermore, the army issued a statement confirming that no soldiers were abducted during the offensive into Gaza, and declared high alter along the border area.

In addition, the Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, issued a statement declaring readiness for any possible escalation.

So far, the name of the Israeli officer who was killed in the invasion into Khan Younis remains unpublished by Israel.

The army only confirmed his death, and that another soldier was injured, underwent a surgery and is currently in “moderate and stable condition,” at Intensive Care Unit, in Soroka Hospital.

Published on: Nov 12, 2018 @ 03:20

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Six Palestinians Killed in Gaza by Israeli Gunfire in southern Gaza
Published on: Nov 12, 2018 @ 01:42

Israeli forces attacked a group of Palestinians in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, east of Khan Younis, firing at them from a passing car after infiltrating Gaza dressed as civilians, killing six.

Following the shooting attack, Palestinians in the area reported multiple airstrikes, as well as heavy artillery fire from Israeli tanks stationed at the Gaza-Israel border.

Israeli sources reported that Israeli soldiers invaded the Gaza Strip as part of the ‘operation’ to kill the six fighters, one of whom was allegedly a senior commander with the armed wing of the Hamas party. The military issued a statement meant to quell rumors inside Israel, saying that ‘no Israeli soldiers were abducted during the operation’.

Israeli sources reported that one of the six men killed in the airstrike was Nur Barake, a deputy commander of an elite unit of Ezz al-Din al-Qassam, the military wing of the Hamas party.

According to local sources, the Israeli strikes and artillery fire began around 9:30 pm on Sunday, around the same time as the drive-by shooting attack.

The Israeli military claimed that ten ‘projectiles’ were fired from Gaza following the killing of the six men and the continued airstrikes. The Palestinian ‘projectiles’ fell into the desert, causing no damage.

The spokesperson for the Hamas party, Fawzi Barhoum, issued a statement condemning what he called “cowardly Israeli aggression”.

The Gaza invasion and killing comes a day after Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was embarrassed by Israeli media reports that he was somehow being too soft on Palestinians in Gaza by allowing foreign aid to provide a part of the salaries that had been denied to Palestinian employees in Gaza for months.

The attack by Israeli forces is a direct and blatant violation of the ceasefire negotiated and agreed to by Palestinian and Israeli officials earlier this week.

(Source / 12.11.2018)

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)

Israel kills 7 during Gaza raid, Israeli officer killed

Damaged buildings are seen after Israel carried out air strikes in Gaza on 8 August 2018 [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]

Damaged buildings are seen after Israel carried out air strikes in Gaza on 8 August 2018

Israeli forces killed seven Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Sunday in air strikes and an undercover raid that Hamas said targeted one of its commanders and the Israeli military said left one of its officers dead, Reuters reports.

The Israeli incursion and air attacks drew rocket fire from the Hamas-controlled enclave, with sirens sounding in Israeli communities along the border. The military said its defences intercepted two of the launches. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage on the Israeli side of the frontier.

The violence prompted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cut short a visit to Paris, where he had been gathering with world leaders for a World War One commemoration.

Hamas said the incident began when assailants in a passing car opened fire on a group of its armed men, killing one of its commanders. Hamas gunmen gave chase as the car sped back towards the border with Israel, Hamas said in a statement.

Read: Gaza protester dies of wounds in West Bank hospital

During the pursuit, Israeli aircraft fired more than 40 missiles in the area, according to witnesses.

Medics and Hamas officials said at least seven people were killed, four of them militants, including Hamas commander Nour Baraka. It was unclear if the other fatalities included gunmen.

The Israeli military said in a statement that: “During an IDF (Israel Defense Forces) Special Forces operational activity in the Gaza Strip, an exchange of fire evolved.”

One officer was killed and a second was wounded, it said.

A return by Israel to a policy of targeting individual Hamas commanders – tactics largely abandoned in recent years – could significantly raise tensions along the border.

Violence has flared frequently on the frontier since Palestinians began weekly protests on March 30. Egypt, Qatar and the United Nations have been trying to broker a long-term ceasefire.

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(Source / 12.11.2018)

Children among Palestinians kidnapped by Israel army at daybreak

Children kidnapped WB

A number of Palestinians, including children, were kidnapped by the Israeli occupation forces at daybreak Sunday in abduction sweeps rocking the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.

The abduction sweep targeted Palestinians from Ramallah, Bethlehem, and occupied Jerusalem.

The list of arrestees includes 14-year-old Ouni Ahmad Taqatqa and 16-year-old Samih Salim Sabah, both kidnapped from their family homes in Bethlehem’s southeastern towns of Beit Fajjar and Tekou’a.

Palestinian ex-prisoner Omar Aziyeh was, meanwhile, kidnapped by the occupation soldiers from his home in Ayeda refugee camp, north of Bethlehem.

The arrestees were dragged to unknown destinations pending exhaustive questioning.

At the same time, Israeli patrols sealed off the main entrance to Azzoun town, east of Qalqilya province.

(Source / 11.11.2018)

Suha Jebara tortured by PA interrogators in Jericho jai

Prison of Jericho

Informed sources have reported that female prisoner Suha Jebara are exposed to excruciating torture at the hands of Palestinian Authority interrogators in the notorious prison of Jericho.

According to those sources, there are signs of bruises on Suha’s body as a result of her exposure to severe beating by PA officers in Jericho jail.

Suha Jebara, who holds American and Panamanian citizenship, is a mother of three children, and the PA security authorities have accused her of providing help for the families of Palestinian martyrs and prisoners.

(Source / 11.11.2018)

Updated: Army Injures Many Schoolchildren Near Bethlehem

11 NOV
10:30 AM

Israeli soldiers injured, Sunday, eight Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets, and caused dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in two villages in Bethlehem governorate in the occupied West Bank.

The Israeli attacks took place in Dar Salah village and Teqoua’ town, during activities marking the 14thanniversary of the death of President Yasser Arafat.

Local nonviolent activist Sabri Jibril, said the soldiers fired dozens of gas bombs and rubber-coated steel bullets at Teqoua’ School for Boys, and its surrounding areas.

The Palestinian Medical Relief has reported that the soldiers shot eight Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

He added that many students suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, and the school had to shut down for the day to prevent any further military escalation.

It is worth mentioning that the soldiers also detained the school principal, and several teachers.

Many Palestinians then protested the attack and hurled stones at the invading soldiers, who fired rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades.

The soldiers also closed the western and northern entrances of the town, and prevented the Palestinians from entering or leaving it.

In addition, the soldiers also attacked a school in Dar Salah village, east of Bethlehem, during a similar activity commemorating Arafat’s death.

A similar attack targeted a school in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, causing many students, and one teacher, to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

(Source / 11.11.2018)

Israel bans renovations of Palestinian kindergarten in Hebron

Kindergarten banned

HEBRON (Ma’an) — Israeli authorities banned Hebron’s Rehabilitation Committee from renovating a Palestinian kindergarten near the Ibrahimi mosque, in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, on Sunday.

The committee said that as their employees were carrying out renovation work in the kindergarten, which belongs to the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), Israeli authorities ordered for its halt.
The committee added that Israeli authorities did not provide a reason for the ban.
Hebron’s flash-point Old City has been declared a “closed military zone” by the Israeli army since November 2015, and all non-resident Palestinians have been prevented from entering the area.Palestinians residing in the Old City were required to register under a number system following the declaration in order to pass through the 17 military checkpoints that crisscross the area.Around 800 Israeli settlers are living illegally in the area and area able to move freely unlike Palestinian residents.Despite being located in the center of Hebron city, which is under Palestinian jurisdiction, the Old City is located in an area designated as “H2” and is under full Israeli military control.
(Source / 11.11.2018)