PALESTINE POST Update: Jan. 13th, 2016
1- Head of the Negotiation Affairs Department of Palestine Liberation organization (PLO), Saeb Erekat, said that the International Criminal Court (ICC) is expected in 2016 to open an investigation into Israeli crimes against Palestinian people.
2- Hamas Movement has strongly condemned on Tuesday evening the “criminal” bombing attack at Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet Square. In its statement issued on Tuesday, the Movement offered its condolences to the Turkish people and the families of those lost in the “heinous crime.”
3- Israeli Occupation forces have been embarking for a few days on fencing thousands of dunums to the east of Nablus city in the northern West Bank as a prelude to confiscate the land.
4- Groups of Jewish settlers along with members of Israeli intelligence apparatus on Tuesday morning stormed the plazas of the Aqsa Mosque from the Magharebah gate under the protection of Israeli police and Special Forces.
5- Israeli warships on Tuesday opened machinegun fire at Palestinian fishermen in Gaza sea. No casualties have been reported.
6- Israeli forces on Tuesday afternoon shot dead two Palestinians at the Beit Einun junction northeast of Hebron, alleging that one intended to carry out a stabbing attack while the other had driven him there.
7- IOF has detained two Palestinians for resisting “military expulsion orders” banishing them from occupied Jerusalem. Freelance journalist Samer Abu Eisheh, 28, and 33-year-old construction worker Hijazi Abu Sbeih, married and with three children, had been ordered to leave East Jerusalem and stay out for respectively five and six months.
8- Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, Beit Jala city, in the West Bank district of Bethlehem, and clashed with local youths, in the Sahl area, before shooting to death a young man, and wounding several others, one seriously.
9- Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday evening, the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and clashed with scores of local youths, who hurled stones and empty bottles on the invading military vehicles; medical sources said seven Palestinians were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets, and many others suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.
10- Israeli police and army forces, Tuesday, detained two Palestinian young women in Jerusalem and Hebron, according to local sources.
11- The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said that it received only 20 percent of the money needed for the reconstruction of the destroyed houses in the Gaza Strip, QudsNet reported yesterday.
12- Israeli forces, early Tuesday, abducted four young men, including a journalist, from Nablus and Jenin, in the north of the occupied West Bank.
13- Israeli occupation has retroactively legalised about 800 homes in four settlements in the West Bank, the Palestinian occupied territory, the interior ministry said.They included 377 homes in the Yakir settlement, 187 in Itamar and 94 in Shilo in the northern West Bank, as well as 97 more in Sansana in the south of the occupied Palestinian territory.
14- The number of new homes under construction in Jewish settlements on the Israeli-occupied West Bank rose last year by 40 percent, an anti-settlements watchdog has reported.
15- Birzeit University rises up against Israel’s arrests. Israeli forces have arrested dozens of politically active students amid a rise in protests and resistance action in the West Bank and Jerusalem.
16- Palestinian journalist ‘nearing death’ in Israeli jail. Prisoners rights group says Muhammad al-Qeq is one of 660 Palestinians held by Israel without trial or charges.
17- The Israeli occupation Forces shot a Palestinian youth, on Monday noon, claiming he attempted to stab an Israeli soldier near the illegal settlement of Hermesh, in Jenin district, north of the occupied West Bank.
18- A Palestinian hunger striker ended his 50-day strike on Tuesday after Israeli occupation forces reportedly agreed to some of the prisoner’s demands, a lawyer with the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society said.
PALESTINE POST, Breaking News: Jan 13th, 2016
Zionist troops targeted several youth this morning who had gathered near the border of Gaza in Beit Lahia.
23-year-old Mousa Abu Zoater was killed in an Extrajudicial Execution, while 3 other youth were seriously wounded from shelling fired at them mostly from an Israeli drone.