Israel opens fire on Gaza rally, killing 2 Palestinians

two Palestinians – aged 18 and 29 – had been killed by Israeli army gunfire 

A Palestinian throws rock in response to Israeli forces' intervention during a protest within "Great March of Return" demonstrations near Al Bureij Refugee Camp in Gaza City, Gaza on March 22, 2019. ( Hassan Jedi - Anadolu Agency )
Israeli forces intervene Palestinians with tear gas during a protest within "Great March of Return" demonstrations near Al Bureij Refugee Camp in Gaza City, Gaza on March 22, 2019. ( Hassan Jedi - Anadolu Agency )
A Palestinian throws rock in response to Israeli forces' intervention during a protest within "Great March of Return" demonstrations near Al Bureij Refugee Camp in Gaza City, Gaza on March 22, 2019. ( Hassan Jedi - Anadolu Agency )
An injured medical staff is being carried away after Israeli forces' intervention during a protest within "Great March of Return" demonstrations near Al Bureij Refugee Camp in Gaza City, Gaza on March 22, 2019. ( Hassan Jedi - Anadolu Agency )
An injured Palestinian is being carried away after Israeli forces' intervention during a protest within "Great March of Return" demonstrations near Al Bureij Refugee Camp in Gaza City, Gaza on March 22, 2019. ( Hassan Jedi - Anadolu Agency )
An injured Palestinian is being carried away after Israeli forces' intervention during a protest within "Great March of Return" demonstrations near Al Bureij Refugee Camp in Gaza City, Gaza on March 22, 2019. ( Hassan Jedi - Anadolu Agency )
An injured Palestinian is being carried away after Israeli forces' intervention during a protest within "Great March of Return" demonstrations near Al Bureij Refugee Camp in Gaza City, Gaza on March 22, 2019. ( Hassan Jedi - Anadolu Agency )

Two Palestinians were killed and dozens of others injured, including an Anadolu Agency photojournalist, during a Friday rally along the Gaza-Israel buffer zone, according to Gaza’s Health Ministry, Anadolu reports.

In a statement, ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra confirmed that two Palestinians — aged 18 and 29 — had been killed by Israeli army gunfire.

Ali Jadallah, an Anadolu Agency photojournalist, was also reportedly injured during Friday’s demonstration.

Jadallah is currently receiving treatment at a nearby hospital.

READ: The reality about ‘we want to live’ riots in Gaza 

More than 250 protesters have been killed since Palestinians began holding regular demonstrations along the Gaza-Israel buffer zone in March of last year.

Demonstrators demand the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes in historical Palestine from which they were driven in 1948 to make way for the new state of Israel.

They also demand an end to Israel’s 12-year blockade of the Gaza Strip, which has gutted the coastal enclave’s economy and deprived its roughly two million inhabitants of many basic commodities.

(Source / 22.03.2019)

Updated: Soldiers Kill One Woman, Injure 25 Palestinians, Including A medic And Two Journalists, In Gaza

11 Jan 4:46 PM

Updated: The Palestinian Health Ministry said the slain Palestinian woman has been identified as Amal Mustafa at-Taramisi, 43, from Sheikh Radwan neighborhood, north of Gaza city.

It added that the woman was shot in her head, and died from her serious wounds shortly after she was injured.

At least 25 Palestinians were injured in several areas of the Gaza Strip, including at least one who remains in a critical condition.

Updated From – Jan 11, 2019 @ 16:46: Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, one woman, injured 25 Palestinians, including one medic and a journalist, and caused dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, after the army resorted to the excessive use of force against the protesters, participating in the Great Return March procession in the Gaza Strip.

The attacks against the nonviolent protesters mainly took place near the perimeter fence, east of Gaza city, the al-Boreij refugee camp in central Gaza, in addition to Khan Younis and Rafah, in the southern part, and Jabalia in northern Gaza.

The soldiers, stationed in fortified towers and posts across the perimeter fence, fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, high-velocity gas bombs and concussion grenades.

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza said the soldiers shot and killed one woman, east of Gaza city, injured three others before they were moved to the Shifa Medical center, and caused dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza said the slain woman is yet to be officially identified.

He added that the soldiers also shot two Palestinians with live fire, east of Jabalia, suffering moderate wounds, before they were rushed to the Indonesian Hospital in nearby Beit Lahia.

Dr. al-Qedra also stated that the soldiers also fired a high-velocity gas bomb at a Red Crescent ambulance, east of Gaza, wounding several Palestinians, including a medic, identified as Emad Sinwar, with a gas bomb that struck his neck, in addition to one journalist.

One Palestinian was shot with live fire, and many others suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, east of Khan Younis, in southern Gaza.

(Source / 11.01.2019)

Israeli official: Israeli prime minister controls the United States

The Israeli official said that Netanyahu recognised during a meeting with US Secretary of State that Israel influence US policy

Senior Israeli official revealed on Wednesday that the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is controlling the United States of America, Israeli media reported.

This came as the senior Israeli official had revealed information about Netanyahu’s visit to Brazil, mainly his meeting with the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Describing the domination of the Israeli agenda over the US affairs, the senior Israeli official said that Pompeo granted Netanyahu “seven out of eight” of his requirements.

He also said that Netanyahu came out of the meeting with Pompeo feeling that the Israeli occupation state has the ability to influence the US policy.

The senior Israeli officials said that the US and Israel are now working on plans that make US the protector of the Israeli occupation state.

It is worth noting that more than 25 American states have started to consider signing a pledge not to boycott or criticise the Israeli occupation as a requirement for getting a government employment.

(Source / 03.01.2019)