Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian In Gaza

11 JUL2:35 PM

Israeli soldiers killed, Thursday, a young Palestinian man, east of Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian was a member of Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, and was shot while trying to prevent protesters from approaching the perimeter fence.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that the soldiers shot and seriously injured Mahmoud Ahmad al-Adham, 28, on Thursday morning, east of Beit Hanoun, and added that the young man succumbed to his injuries on Thursday evening.

He was one of many “Field Control” officers, stationed near the perimeter fence to prevent Palestinian protesters from approaching the perimeter fence with Israel as part of understandings to avoid escalation.

It is worth mentioning that the soldiers also fired several live rounds at filed control post, east of Rafah, in southern Gaza Strip.

The Al-Qassam Brigades issued a statement accusing Israel of deliberately killing the Palestinian, and said that “it is evaluating the situation, and its response to the grave Israeli violation.”

His death comes after a period of relative calm along the perimeter fence, especially after the indirect “ceasefire understandings” between Hamas and Israel, to avoid tension along the fence.

He was one of the dozens of officers, and fighters, tasked with preventing any Palestinian from reaching the perimeter fence or attempting to cross it.

In a statement, the Israeli army admitted it shot and killed the fighter, after claiming that the incident was a “mistake stemming from a misunderstanding,” and added that “it will investigate it.”

As part of these understandings, Israel increased the fishing zone in the coastal region to fifteen nautical miles, a move that was described by Israeli officials as aiming at “preventing humanitarian deterioration,” in the already besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip.

(Source / 11.07.2019) 

Soldiers Shoot Two Palestinians, Abduct One, In Deheishe Refugee Camp

11 JUL3:23 PM

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, shot and injured two Palestinians, and abducted one.

Media sources in Deheishe said the soldiers first infiltrated into the camp using two civilian cars, before many jeeps invaded it and attacked
Palestinian protesters with live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades.

They added that the soldiers injured two young Palestinian men with live fire, caused several others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, and abducted a young man, identified as Ismael Sami al-Ja’fari.

In related news, the soldiers invaded the Shiokh town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and violently searched many homes.
No’man al-Hasasna, said the soldiers caused serious damage to his furniture and the doors of his house, in addition to smashing many windows in the property.

(Source / 11.07.2019) 

Israeli Soldiers Remove Solidarity Tent In Jerusalem, Injure Dozens Of Palestinians

11 JUL7:00 PM

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Thursday afternoon, the solidarity tent in Wad al-Hummus area, in Sur Baher town, south of occupied Jerusalem, and forcibly demolished and removed it, in addition to firing many gas bombs and concussion grenades, casing dozens of Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, and burning farmlands, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported.

Media sources said the soldiers fired a barrage of gas bombs and concussion grenades at the Palestinians, nonviolently protesting in the tent, demanding Israel to void its plans to demolish more than 230 apartments and displace the families.

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They added that dozens of Palestinians suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, in addition to cuts and bruises, after being assaulted by the soldiers.

Fire also broke out in Palestinian lands, burning many trees and plants due to the intensity of the Israeli gas bombs and concussion grenades.

The soldiers also invaded the al-‘Isawiya town, in Jerusalem, and abducted a young man, identified as Ahmad al-Masri.

In addition, dozens of soldiers and officers stormed Wad Yasoul neighborhood in Silwan town, in Jerusalem, and attacked many Palestinians, in addition to removing Palestinian flags.

The soldiers, accompanied by workers of the Jerusalem City Council, also invaded many streets in the al-‘Isawiya town, before attacking many Palestinians, and removed Palestinian flags in addition to poster of Mohammad Samir Obeid, 21, who was killed by the army on June 27th.

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(Source / 11.07.2019) 

Illegal settlers take over Palestinian-owned building in Jerusalem neighborhood

Israeli settlers took over today a Palestinian-owned building in Suwwana area on the Mount of Olives in occupied East Jerusalem, according to local sources.

They told that Israeli police escorted the settlers in their takeover of the building that houses four apartments and owned by Ihab Mahdar.

Settlers were seen removing furniture from the building and throwing it in the street.

No further details were available on the takeover.

(Source / 11.07.2019) 

Report: 3,987 Palestinian refugees killed in Syria since 2011

Tens of them starved to tortured to death in Syrian

At least 3,626 Palestinian refugees have been killed in Syria between March 2011 and June 2019, the Action Group for Palestinians in Syria revealed on Tuesday.

The number included the Palestinian refugees killed in attacks in the war-torn country, in prisons and during the migration journeys.

According to the Action Group, 1,977 were killed in refugee camps – an increase of 24 victims when compared to last year.

Nearly 75 per cent of the refugees killed were from Yarmouk refugee camp, amounting to 1,422, the group said, stating that scores starved to death as a result of the siege on the area.

Daraa witnessed the death of 263, Khan Al-Sheikh 202, Aleppo 168 and Al-Hussainiyeh 124, it revealed.

Some 188 refugees whose residence is unknown were also killed.

The group said that 1,212 were killed in air strikes, 1,077 were died after being shot, 604 were tortured to death in Syrian prisons, 311 died after being targeted by snipers and 205 died as a result of starvation and lack of medical care.

(Source / 11.07.2019) 

Rights group: 450 Palestinian refugees live in ‘harsh conditions’ on Greek island

The number of Palestinians there is well above the camp’s normal capacity

At least 450 Palestinian refugees who fled from war in Syria now live in harsh condition on Greek island of Chios, Action Group for Palestinian Refugees in Syria revealed on Tuesday.

The refugees are in Al-Qarora Camp on the island after their movements were blocked by the Greek authorities.

According to the Action Group, the camp is not equipped with any facilities for hosting refugees, many of whom sleep in the open air because of the overcrowding and lack of tents.

The number of Palestinians there is well above the camp’s normal capacity.

The refugees have called upon the UN and other international institutions to intervene in order to end their suffering and provide a better life for their women and children.

The Greek authorities, meanwhile, have been accused of marginalising the Palestinian refugees deliberately, and delaying official recognition of their status.

Unofficial statistics reported by the Action Group put the number of Palestinian refugees from Syria who are distributed across the Greek islands at around 4,000 people.

(Source / 11.07.2019) 

Israeli sniper shot Palestinian security officer in Gaza

Al-Adham, 28, married to Noura al-Adham and father of three kids aged between two to six years old

An Israeli occupation sniper shot dead on Thursday morning Palestinian security officer near the eastern side of the northern Gaza city of Beit Lahiya.

The Palestinian ministry of health in Gaza identified the officer as Mahmoud al-Adham, 28, married to Noura al-Adham and father of three kids aged between two to six years old.

In a statement, the Palestinian interior ministry said that Al-Adham was carrying his duty when he was shot by the Israeli sniper.

Al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas military wing, pledged that shooting Al-Adham “will not go unpunished because the Israeli occupation sniper shot him from a close range and he could identify Al-Adham was a security officer.”

Hamas warned that “if the Israeli violations did not stop, it would suspend the truce agreement and stop the Israeli crimes.”

Throughout the past year and a half, the Israeli occupation has carried out several offensives on Gaza, with Israel launching airstrikes, tank shelling and artillery bombing that killed tens of Palestinians, sparking retaliatory rocket fire by the Palestinian resistance towards Israel.

Later on Thursday, the Israeli occupation military claimed a misunderstanding led its troops to kill a member of Hamas “as he was trying to prevent Palestinian youths from breaching the security fence earlier in the day.”

The highly irregular acknowledgment of such a mistake appeared to be an effort by the Israeli occupation to calm tensions with Hamas and prevent another round of violence.

“This morning, IDF soldiers spotted a number of Palestinians in the area of the security fence in the northern Strip. An initial investigation determined that it was a member of Hamas’s restraint force who had come to the area because of two Palestinians who were moving toward [the fence],” the army said in a statement.

The Israeli soldiers opened fire at the Hamas field commander, Mahmoud al-Adham, 28, fatally wounding him. He was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

“The IDF troops who arrived in the area had identified the restraint operative as an armed terrorist and opened fire due to a misunderstanding. The incident will be investigated,” the army said.

Israeli army statement was released shortly after the various resistance groups in the Gaza Strip convened their joint operations committee to discuss a possible retaliation to the incident, according to Palestinian media reports.

(Source / 11.07.2019) 

Israeli settlers set fire to hundreds of olive trees in West Bank

The settlers, who were protected by the Israeli occupation forces, damaged many of the trees before burning them

Israeli occupation settlers set fire on Thursday to hundreds of olive trees in northern West Bank village of Burin, local sources reported.

Activist Ghassan Daghlass said that settlers set fire to hundreds of olive trees in the southern parts of the village of Burin, south of Nablus.

The settlers, who were protected by the Israeli occupation forces, descended from the illegal Israeli Jewish settlement of Yitzhar and damaged many of the trees before burning them.

Daghlass said the Israeli army prevented Palestinian firetrucks from reaching the area to put off the fire, making it to expand and cause heavy losses to the Palestinian farmers.

(Source / 11.07.2019) 

Hamas: Hizma Operation “Natural Response To Israel’s Crimes”

The Hamas Movement has applauded the car-ramming operation that took place near Hizma town in Occupied Jerusalem and led to the injury of five Israeli soldiers, describing it as “a natural response to Israel’s crimes.”

In a statement, Hamas said the operation was a response to Israel’s persistence in committing crimes against the Palestinian people, especially its recent practices in Jerusalem neighborhood and Issawiya district.

“The Judaization activities in Jerusalem and the ongoing break-ins at the Aqsa Mosque will provoke more Palestinian anger, which will turn into an explosion in the face of the occupation,” Hamas added.

“Through their resistance, the Palestinians assert their adherence to their land and their full readiness to sacrifice themselves to defend it,” the Movement said.

(Source / 11.07.2019) 

Report: Rajoub likely to succeed Abbas as PA president

Image of senior Fatah official Jibril Rajoub [Shadi Hatem/Apaimages]

Senior Fatah official Jibril Rajoub

Senior Fatah and Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) leader Jibril Al-Rajoub is likely to succeed current Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Shehab reported yesterday, citing Israeli news website Walla.

Walla claimed that Al-Rajoub’s senior position as head of the Palestinian Football Association, closeness to Abbas and ability to impact the Palestinian people qualify him to take Abbas’ position. The news site also claimed that Al-Rajoub has the support of several officials, including dismissed Fatah leader Mohammad Dahlan.

Al-Rajoub has previously been named as a potential successor to Abbas, with a Spanish newspaper writing a year ago – when Abbas was admitted to hospital three times and concerns about his health began to circulate – that Al-Rajoub was the preferred successor to the president.

Abbas has served as president since 2005, when he was endorsed by Fatah’s Revolutionary Council and elected by the Palestinian public to head the Palestinian Authority (PA). Whether elections will be held to choose Al-Rajoub as Abbas’ successor, or whether he will simply be appointed to the role, is not yet clear.

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(Source / 06.07.2019)