ISRAEL KILLS YOUNG MAN AT JABARA CHECKPOINT ON THE OCCUPIED WEST BANK

Israel’s occupation forces shot a young man at a checkpoint in the Tulkarem district of the West Bank on the evening of Friday October 18th and left him to bleed to death.

Israeli occupation claimed that 25-year-old Ra’ad Majed Mohammad al-Bahri would have run towards the Jabara checkpoint, allegedly with a knife, and would then have been shot.

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According to Palestinian sources, Israeli occupation did not allow Palestinian ambulance to reach al-Bahri – who would have been seriously wounded after having been shot – and nor was he given first aid by Israeli occupation forces themselves.

Ra’ed al-Bahri died on the scene, south of the city of Tulkarem and near his home village of Kafr Zibad.

On Saturday October 19th @paldf published screenshots of his last Facebook post, in which he wrote in past tense that he had been killed by Israel’s occupation forces at the Jabara checkpoint.

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 (Source / 20.10.2019) 

ISRAEL WOUNDS AT LEAST 88 PEOPLE DURING THE 79TH GREAT RETURN MARCH DEMONSTRATION

On Friday October 18th Israel’s occupation forces again attacked the weekly Great Return March demonstration in the besieged Gaza Strip, the 79th time it was held after it began on March 30th 2018.

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According to the al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, 88 people were wounded including 39 minors, while the Palestine Center for Human Rights(PHCR) gives the number of wounded as 97 and the number those underage among them as 45. Both agree that 36 people were shot with live ammunition.

According to the PHCR at least 38 people were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets and 21 were directly hit with tear-gas grenades; 4 people more were hit with either ones, according to the same source without further clarification.

One person suffered a serious injury: 24-year-old Iyad Ibrahim Hussein Zanoun was shot in his back with a live bullet at Rafah in the southern part of the tiny coastal enclave.

 (Source / 20.10.2019) 

Hundreds of Jewish settlers storm Al-Aqsa amid tension

Israeli settlers seen in the the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound, during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, on 17 October 2019 [Kudüs İslami Vakıflar İdaresi/Handout/Anadolu Agency]

Israeli settlers seen in the the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound, during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, on 17 October 2019

Hundreds of Jewish settlers forced their way into Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound again on Sunday to mark the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, according to a Palestinian source.

“Around 653 settlers backed by Israeli police stormed the Al-Aqsa compound since early morning,” the source with the Religious Endowments Authority, a Jordan-run agency responsible for overseeing the city’s Muslim and Christian holy sites, said.

The incursions have caused frictions between Muslim worshippers and Israeli forces near the flashpoint compound.

According to local residents, Israeli police assaulted worshippers performing prayers near one of the compound’s gates after being banned from entering the site.

Read: Some 5,000 settlers storm Al-Aqsa Mosque during Sukkot

Settlers are celebrating Sukkot, a week-long holiday, which will end Sunday.

For Muslims, Al-Aqsa represents the world’s third holiest site. Jews, for their part, refer to the area as the “Temple Mount,” claiming it was the site of two Jewish temples in ancient times.

Israel occupied East Jerusalem, in which the Al-Aqsa is located, during the 1967 Middle East War. It formally annexed the entire city in 1980, claiming it as its capital – a move never recognised by the international community.

Read: UNESCO calls on Israel to stop violations in Jerusalem

(Source / 20.10.2019) 

Hamas decries Israel’s participation in Bahrain meet

Israelis participate in a celebration march as part of the 52nd anniversary of the occupation of East Jerusalem by Israel, at Jerusalem’s Old City on June 02, 2019 [Faiz Abu Rmeleh / Anadolu Agency]

Israelis participate in a celebration march as part of the 52nd anniversary of the occupation of East Jerusalem by Israel, at Jerusalem’s Old City on June 02, 2019 

Palestinian resistance group Hamas has decried Israel’s participation in a US-led maritime security meeting in Bahrain.

Israel’s Channel 13 reported that an Israeli delegation would attend the event, due to open in Manama on Sunday.

Israel and Bahrain do not have diplomatic relations.

In a statement, Hamas spokesman Hazem Qasim said attempts to “integrate the Israeli occupation into the region are doomed to fail”.

He blamed the parties that “normalise relations with Israel for Israeli assaults on the Palestinian people and their holy sites”.

Saudi’s Bin Salman: ‘Help us take control of Middle East so that we can normalise with Israel’

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Oman are also expected to participate in the two-day summit, the main agenda of which will be the “Iranian threat in the Persian Gulf”.

The maritime security meeting in Manama is a follow-up to the US-led anti-Iran conference held in the Polish capital of Warsaw in February.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry did not deny the report, telling Channel 13 that the conference was “part of the Warsaw process”.

(Source / 20.10.2019) 

Israeli Soldiers Detain Seven Jordanians

Israeli soldiers detained, Saturday, seven Jordanian nationals reportedly while trying to “infiltrate” into the occupied West Bank through a border area.

Israel media sources said the soldiers intercepted the seven Jordanians, before detaining them.

They added that the detained Jordanian men were moved to interrogation facilities, and did not provide any further information.

(Source / 20.10.2019) 

Army Abducts A Palestinian Child In Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday evening, a Palestinian child in Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Local sources said the soldiers abducted the child, Fahed Saleh Eshteiwi, 13, and took him to an unknown destination.

They added that the soldiers stopped the child on Palestinian lands near the illegal Annexation Wall in the ar-Razaza area, east of Qalqilia.

The Israeli army frequently attacks and abducts Palestinians, including children, on Palestinian lands near the illegal Wall, under various allegations, including “getting too close to the wall.”

(Source / 20.10.2019) 

Mother, her baby among 9 Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces in West Bank

The mother and her 12-year-old son were kidnapped from their home at midnight

Israeli occupation forces kidnapped on Saturday at midnight nine Palestinians, including mother and her son from occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.

Our eporter said that five were kidnapped from the West Bank cities of Nablus and Tubas.

The reporter said that four others were kidnapped from Al-Bustan area of Silwan in the occupied city of Jerusalem, including a mother and her 12-year-old son.

In Tubas, the Israeli occupation kidnapped two brothers and opened fire at one of them, wounding him in the foot. He was taken to the prison despite his injury.

(Source / 20.10.2019) 

Some 5,000 settlers storm Al-Aqsa Mosque during Sukkot

The Union of Temple Mount Organisation called for its fans to increase their raids of Al-Aqsa Mosque during the Jewish holidays

Hundreds of Israeli settlers stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on Thursday for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot [Kudüs İslami Vakıflar İdaresi/Handout/Anadolu Agency]
Israeli settlers seen in the the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound, during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, on 17 October 2019 [Kudüs İslami Vakıflar İdaresi/Handout/Anadolu Agency]
Israeli settlers seen in the the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound, during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, on 17 October 2019 [Kudüs İslami Vakıflar İdaresi/Handout/Anadolu Agency]
Israeli settlers seen in the the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound, during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, on 17 October 2019 [Kudüs İslami Vakıflar İdaresi/Handout/Anadolu Agency]

For the third consecutive day, around 2,473 settlers stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque and performed Talmudic rituals during the Jewish holiday of SukkotArab48.com reported on Friday.

On Thursday, 816 settlers bombarded the holy site through Al-Magharbeh Gate. They besieged the mosque under heavy protection by the Israeli police.

The largest number of settlers to forcibly enter the third holiest site for all Muslims on the planet, during the ongoing season of the Israeli Jewish holidays was 1,000, occurring last Wednesday.

Israeli occupation forces are imposing strict measures at the entrances of Al-Aqsa Mosque, preventing many Palestinians from entering the holy site, while also thoroughly inspecting those allowed to enter.

The Union of Temple Mount Organisation called for its fans to increase their raids of Al-Aqsa Mosque during the Jewish holidays.

Chairman of Al-Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Omar Al-Kiswani, confirmed that Yeshiva students were among the settlers who stormed the mosque, performing Talmudic rituals while inside, deliberately provoking Muslim worshipers.

Meanwhile, the Palestinian Authority deputy minister of Waqf, Hussam Abdul-Rub, condemned the raids of the settlers and officials under the protection of the Israeli police.

In a statement, Abdul-Rub denounced the detention and interrogation of Al-Aqsa preacher, Sheikh Ismail Nawahdeh, stressing that this measure was aimed to scare the scholars and to silence them, as well as to deter their religious role.

(Source / 19.10.2019) 

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Protesters, Abduct International Peace Activist, In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and injured several protesters, in addition to abducting an international peace activist.

The Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, said the soldiers assaulted the protesters, and ambushed some of them.

It added that the soldiers fired gas bombs, causing many protesters to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, before abducting a solidarity activist from Spain, in addition to wounding another international activist and one Palestinian, while chasing them.

Several Palestinian youngsters started hurling stones at the invading soldiers, who fired more rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades.

Kufur Qaddoum witnesses frequent Israeli invasions, assaults and abductions as it continues to hold is weekly nonviolent processions against the illegal Annexation Wall and colonies, and against the closure of the main road, which was blockaded by the military fifteen years ago, to enable easy access for colonialist settlers driving to and from the Kedumim colony, built on private Palestinian lands.

(Source / 19.10.2019) 

Soldiers Abduct A Child, 9, In Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday evening, a Palestinian child, only nine years of age, in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. The soldiers also invaded Beit Awwa, southwest of Hebron.

Media sources said the soldiers invaded the ath-Thaher area, in Beit Ummar town, and abducted a child, identified as Qussai Ibrahim Fawzi al-Ja’ar, only nine years of age, and took him to a nearby military base.

They added that the child was abducted by the soldiers while playing in th4 front yard of his parent’s home.

His family tried to speak with the soldiers and pleaded with them to release him, but they started firing live rounds in the air, before driving the child to a military base in the nearby illegal Karmie Tzur colony.

In related news, several army jeeps invaded, on Friday evening, Beit Awwa town, southwest of Hebron, and fired gas bombs at Palestinians, in addition to homes and stores.

The soldiers forced many stores shut and closed the gate which was installed at the main entrance of the town.

(Source / 19.10.2019)