Al-Azhar calls for ‘humanitarian stand’ against Israel’s ‘terrorism’

Palestinians search for loved ones after Israeli air strikes hit their homes in Gaza on 14 November 2019 [Ali Jadallah/Anadolu Agency]

Palestinians can be seen among the rubble of their destroyed house after Israeli air strikes hit Gaza on 14 November 2019

Al-Azhar yesterday evening called on the international community to “take a humanitarian stand” against the “terrorist” practices of the Israeli occupation against the Palestinian people.

In a statement, the religious institution which is based in Egypt strongly condemned “the raids launched by the Israeli occupation forces in the Gaza Strip, which led to the death of more than 20 Palestinians and wounding dozens.”

“These terrorist crimes against the Palestinian people day after day, reveal the bloody face of this brutal occupation, which targets people and destroys everything in its path.”

“These terrorist acts call for a humanitarian stand on the part of the international community and the countries and bodies concerned to stop these crimes,” it added.

READ: Israel carried out 30 attacks in Gaza Strip, says army

Al-Azhar also called on Arabs, Muslims and all fair and reasonable people in the world to stand by the defenceless Palestinian people and support their struggle against the oppressive occupation.

Israel has now killed 34 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip during its over two days of bombing, including eight members of the same family in the early hours of this morning.

An Egyptian and UN mediated truce has now taken hold in the enclave.

The Israeli army announced yesterday that it had completed the implementation of “a wide wave of air strikes against Islamic Jihad targets in the Gaza Strip.”

(Source / 14.11.2019) 

Hamas MP: Occupation will regret attacking Gaza

Palestinians sort though the damage done to their belongings following air strikes carried out by Israel in Gaza on 13 November 2019 [Ali Jadallah/Anadolu Agency]

Palestinians sort though the damage done to their belongings following air strikes carried out by Israel in Gaza on 13 November 2019

Palestinian MP from Hamas’ Change and Reform bloc Fathi Al-Qaraawi yesterday condemned the Israeli aggression on Gaza and stressed that the Israeli occupation will regret its attacks.

Al-Qaraawi said that the Israeli politicians are exporting their internal crises onto the Palestinian field and trying to solve their problems at the expense of Palestinian blood.

He stressed that these attempts will fail and the resistance, which is backed by all the Palestinian people, “will never lose”.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s appointment of his political opponent Naftali Bennett as defence minister on the day of the Israeli attack on Gaza proved Netanyahu’s “dirty” plans to use Gaza as a means to cover up allegations of corruption being hurled at him and his failure to form a government.

He called for Palestinians in Gaza to be resilient as they always win the battles with the Israeli occupation, stressing they are the pride of the Arab and Muslim nations.

LIVE BLOG: Gaza in flames as Israel kills senior Islamic Jihad official

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To Israel, Palestinian blood isn’t just cheap, it is worthless

Relatives of Palestinian Mohammad Sharab, who was killed by Israeli air strikes in Gaza, mourn during his funeral ceremony on 14 November 2019 [Ashraf Amra/Anadolu Agency]

Relatives of Palestinian Mohammad Sharab, who was killed by Israeli air strikes in Gaza, mourn during his funeral ceremony on 14 November 2019

By Professor Kamel Hawwash

Those interested in human rights should remember the name of Omar Haitham Al-Badawi, from Al-Arroub refugee camp near Hebron. He was hit by Israeli gunfire outside his house. An eyewitness said that a gas canister had set fire to an area near his house. He pulled a towel from his house and indicated to an Israeli soldier that he was going to try and put the fire out. That same soldier shot him in the chest. Minutes later he succumbed to his wounds in a Hebron hospital.

Omar Albadawi, 22, was shot dead in front of his house by Israeli forces [Twitter]

Omar Haitham Al-Badawi, 22, was shot dead in front of his house by Israeli forces 

The incident did not take place in Israel but in the illegally occupied West Bank. The innocent man posed no threat. He is just a Palestinian, a number, an inconvenience. If he had left his homeland of his own accord, he would not have died. It is his fault for clinging proudly to his land. Even if he had posed a threat, the soldier could have aimed at a part of his body that could have incapacitated him, but why bother? He is just a Palestinian.

“Shocking to see the video [of] today’s killing of Omar Badawi by Israeli security forces,” Nickolay Mladenov, UN special coordinator for Middle East peace, tweeted, adding that the Palestinian appeared to have “posed no threat to anyone”. However, nobody expects action to bring the murderer to account.

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Shocking to see the video today’s killing of Omar Badawi by #Israeli security forces in #Hebron in circumstances that would seem to indicate that he posed no threat to anyone. My deepest condolences to his family. Such acts must be thoroughly investigated.17117:11 – 11 Nov 2019Twitter Ads information and privacy

I do not know if the soldier enjoyed doing this as much as the incident recently reported, dating back to May 2018, involving Karam Qawasmi. Karam tried to enter Jerusalem but an Israeli soldier stopped him and turned him back. As he was walking away, arms above his head, the soldier shot him in the back with a sponge-tipped bullet. Unlike Omar, Karam survived.

READ: Israel detains 15 Palestinians in West Bank raids

After falling from the shot, Karam recalled that he “felt numbness in my body that lasted around five minutes”. “I do not know who exactly shot me, but after I got up, all of the soldiers started to shoot around me, just for laughs,” Qawasmi said. He had already been subjected to hours of humiliation and beatings by the soldiers before he was allowed to leave. “They rammed me [with a jeep], then took me under a bridge and started beating me,” Qawasmi said.

The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate said: “The video is a clear indication of the Israeli occupation forces’ deliberate shooting against Palestinians, sometimes for entertainment and sometimes to show their arrogance and in most cases the shooting is justified under the pretext of security.”

This incident shows the attitude of Israeli soldiers to Palestinians. They are either a “play thing” or their blood is cheap. Other incidents confirm the lack of value placed on Palestinian lives by Israel.

Sara Daoud Ata Tarayra, 27, from Bani Neim town near Hebron, was a pregnant married woman, living in Hebron, and was killed at the entrance of the Ibrahimi Mosque, in Area H2, in the city. Eyewitnesses disputed the Israeli army’s claim that she had attempted to stab the soldier.

Viewers around the world saw Israeli soldier Elor Azaria walk up to 21-year-old Palestinian Abdel Fattah Al-Sharif, who lay injured on the ground after being shot by another soldier, point his gun at the motionless man and shoot him in the head. While he served a token prison sentence for his crime, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for him to be pardoned. He became a folk hero.

That same status was unofficially bestowed on settler terrorist, Baruch Goldstein who in 1994 murdered 29 Palestinians performing morning prayers at the Ibrahimi mosque in Hebron. His act of terror was rewarded with the division of the mosque into a Jewish and Muslim area.

Israeli human rights organisation B’Tselem has documented Palestinian deaths in 2019. The question I pose is, how many of these Palestinians would have been killed in the same manner in a Western style democracy? In countries where there is accountability and where all lives are valued, soldiers and policemen and women know that they must act within the law or face consequences for their actions.

Killings by Israeli snipers of Palestinians marching to the Gaza fence for return to the homes they and their families were expelled from in 1948, have largely gone unpunished. Israel claims that there is no need for external investigations into its crimes because it carries out its own investigations. However, as part of its investigation into the killings of over 200 Palestinians in the now nearly 83-week-old Great March of Return, a soldier who killed a Palestinian minor was sentenced to a one-month community service.

LIVE BLOG: Gaza in flames as Israel kills senior Islamic Jihad official

The soldier killed Othman Ramis Helles during a protest near the Karni crossing east of Gaza City on 13 July 2018. The ruling, as quoted by Israeli media, states that the soldier fired his weapon towards the unarmed teenager “disobeying an order leading to a threat to life or health”.

If Israel placed real value on Palestinian lives, such a sentence would never be commensurate with the loss of this young man. Othman’s father, Rami Helles, told the New York Times he was deeply disappointed by the sentence. “I was hoping for financial compensation and jailing him for a longer period,” he said. “This is unjust.”

The recent attack by Israel on Gaza, which started at 4am on 12 November with the extrajudicial killing of Islamic Jihad leader Bahaa Abu Al-Ata in an air raid, deeming him an imminent threat, has left more than 30 dead, amongst them innocent women and children.

Israeli aggression against the #GazaStrip

#Infographic by Palestinian Ministry of Health


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The latest were eight members of the Abu Malhous family in Deir El-Balah, killed by Israel and leaving an infant orphaned.

The so called “international community” will not stand up to Israeli crimes or even insist that human rights organisations – which simply document its crimes – must be allowed to do this important work without hindrance. The case of Human Rights Watch Director Omar Shakir who is likely to be deported soon is a case in point.

It is clear from Israel’s murderous history since its creation in Palestine, against the will of the indigenous Palestinians, that Palestinian lives do not matter. Even the notorious Balfour Declaration implied Jews were a people, while the Palestinians were just “communities”. That attitude continues to this day. Britain and Israel’s other allies believe Israel can use violence at will under the pretence of “self-defence” but deny that right to Palestinians.

Palestinian lives matter to Palestinians but it appears not to Israel, the pro-Israel lobby or Israel’s allies. If they are interested in genuine peace then they will find it when to them Palestinian lives matter as much as Jewish lives. Until then, sadly many more Palestinian lives will be extinguished by a brutal and murderous Apartheid regime.

(Source / 14.11.2019) 

Israeli Soldiers Invade Shu’fat Refugee Camp

Israeli soldiers invaded, late on Wednesday evening, Shu’fat refugee camp, north of occupied East Jerusalem, and attacked many protesters with live fire and gas bombs.

Fateh Movement spokesperson in Jerusalem, Tha’er Fasfous, said the fired a barrage of gas bombs, causing dozens of Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

The army also fired live rounds and gas bombs at Palestinians who launched firecrackers at soldiers stationed at the permanent military roadblock near the entrance of the refugee camp.

(Source / 14.11.2019) 

Dr. Al-Kaila: “One-Third Of The Slain Palestinians Are Women And Children”

Palestinian Health Minister, Dr. Mai al-Kaila, has reported that one-third of the Palestinians, who were killed by Israeli missiles and shells in the three-day offensive on Gaza, are women and children.

In a press release, Thursday, Dr. al-Kaila stated that the Israeli army killed 34 Palestinians in its offensive, which began on Tuesday at dawn and ended with a ceasefire, on Thursday morning.

She said that the Israeli army eight children and three women, and added that 111 Palestinians, including 46 children and 20 women, have been injured.

%32.35 of the slain Palestinians are women and children, and %59.4 of the wounded are also women and children.

“This terrifying fact proves that Israel committed a serious crime, a premeditated murder of children and women,” she said, “This is not an accidental killing, or a mistake, but rather a deliberate, calculated policy.”

The Minister stated that the international community must end its silence and idleness, and act on providing the needed protection to the Palestinian people.

“Israel obliterated families; one clear example of that is Abu Malhous family that lost eight of its member due to the Israeli missiles,” she concluded, “Moreover, the psychological trauma, the grieve, will continue to impact the lives of hundreds of Palestinians.”

Besides destroying or damaging dozens of homes, the Israeli missiles caused damage to fifteen schools in the two days of ongoing bombardment.

Six schoolchildren were killed, and many others were injured, in addition to the dozens of children who suffered extreme anxiety attacks.

The Israeli missiles caused damage to 185 homes, and destroyed five other homes, in several parts of the Gaza Strip.

(Source / 14.11.2019) 


Gaza (QNN)- 8 Palestinians from the same family were killed while 12 others were wounded in a new Israeli crime in Gaza, as Israeli warplanes struck the house of Sawarkeh family in Deir Al Balah last night.

The Ministry of Health confirmed that 6 Palestinians were murdered in the Israeli escalation before medical sources announce that they recovered two bodies from the rubble, raising the number of martyrs in the Israeli massacre to 8.

In the same context, local sources stated that the Israelis struck a house of the Abu Malhous family and completely demolished it. The martyrs include two ladies and five children.

The martyrs are Muath Sawarkeh (7 years old), Muhannad Sawarkeh (12 years old), Salem Sawarkeh (under the age of 10), Firas Sawarkeh (under the age of 10), Rasmi Sawarkeh (45 years old), Waseem Sawarkeh (13 years old), Yosra Sawarkeh (39 years old), Mariam Sawarkeh (45 years old).

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Gaza (QNN)- The occupation state and the Palestinian resistance factions have agreed to an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire, halting the worst bout of fighting in months.

The ceasefire came shortly after an Israeli massacre in which the Israelis targeted a family murdering 8 of them.

The resistance retaliated firing out a barrage of at least five rockets, sounding air raid sirens in southern occupied Palestine.

The truce had gone into effect from 5.30am local time (0330 GMT), hours after medical officials said an Israeli bombing had killed eight members of a Palestinian family, including five children, who were sleeping at their family home.

Islamic Jihad spokesman Musab Al-Braim announced the agreement. It came roughly 48 hours after Israel sparked the fighting when it assassinated the faction’s top Gaza commander and his wife in an airstrike.

A total of 34 Palestinians, mostly civilians, were killed as the occupation state bombarded Gaza for two days. In the same time, around 400 retaliation missiles were launched by the resistance into occupied Palestine, causing panic and injuries.

A United Nations Middle East peace envoy, who had mediated a truce alongside Egypt, warned the Gaza calm could easily break down.

“The coming hours and days will be critical. ALL must show maximum restraint and do their part to prevent bloodshed. The Middle East does not need more wars,” tweeted Nickolay Mladenov.

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Gaza (QNN)- Six students have been killed and 15 schools have been damaged in the recent Israeli escalation against Gaza, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Education.

In a statement issued on Thursday, the Ministry said the occupation state continues to practice “encroachment, brutality, and criminality” against the Palestinian people in the Gaza strip.

The statement states that the occupation state murdered the following children:
1. Muhammad Hammoudeh from Othman Bin Affan high school in northern Gaza.
2. Ismail Abdel al from Yaffa high school in eastern Gaza.
3. Amir Ayyad from Zaitoun school for refugees in eastern Gaza.
4. Muath Sawarkeh from Abdullah Bin Rawaha school.
5. Muhannad Sawarkeh from Abdullah Bin Rawaha school.
6. Waseem Sawarkeh from Abdullah Bin Rawaha school.

The statement also said that hundreds of children suffer from panic attacks, caused by the Israeli brutal strikes against the native Palestinians.

Meanwhile, 15 schools were damaged by the Israeli strikes. Some walls fell down while class rooms got partially damaged, and several Israeli bombs got into some class rooms and play yards.

The Ministry stated that targeting children and school is a blatant violation of the International laws, which requires further work by all international organizations that should hold the Israelis accountable for their crimes against humanity.

The Israelis have killed 32 Palestinians and wounded 111 others, including children and infants in the recent escalation against Gaza.

(Source / 14.11.2019) 

Gaza death toll rises to 34, wounded to 100

Parent and their four children were among the death

At least 34 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli air strikes on Gaza, including parents and their four children, as the military continued its air campaign for a third day.

The latest flare up was triggered by Israel’s assassination of a top member of the Islamic Jihad on Tuesday morning, and is showing little sign of easing.

Palestinian ministry of health in Gaza said that 100 people had also been wounded during the bombardment.

According to the Palestinian ministry in Gaza, the Israeli occupation fighters targeted the house of Abu-Malhoos family in the city of Deir al-Balah, in the middle of the Gaza Strip, and killed all of its dwellers.

The ministry named the family members as father Rasmi al-Sawarka, 45, mother Yosra al-Sawarka, 43, Mariam al-Sawarka, 45, Mohannad al-Sawarka, 12, Mu’az al-Sawarka, 7, and Waseem al-Sawarka, 13.

Here are the names of the martyrs:

1. Asma Mohammad Hassan Abul-Ata, 39,

2. Bahaa Saleem Hassan Abul-Ata, 42,

3. Mohammad Atiyah Maslah Hamouda, 20,

4. Ibrahim Ahmad Abdul Latifa al-Dhabous, 26,

5. Zaki Adnan Mohammad Ghanameh, 25,

6. Abdallah Oudh Sakib al-Bolbeesi, 26,

7. Abdul-Salam Ramadan Ahmad Ahmad, 28,

8. Rani Fayez Rajab abu-Nasr, 35,

9. Jihad Ayman Ahmad abu-Khatir, 22,

10. Wael abdul-Aziz Abdullah abdul-Nabi, 43,

11. Khalid Maudh Saalim Farraj, 38,

12. Ibrahim Ayman Fathi abdul-Aal, 17,

13. Ismail Ayman Fathi abdul-Aal, 16,

14. Ahmad Ayman Fathi abdul-Aal, 23,

15. Rafat Mohammad Salman Ayyad, 54,

16. Islam Rafat Mohammad Ayyad, 24,

17. Ameer Rafat Mohammad Ayyad, 7,

18. Alaa Jaber Abd Shteiwi, 30,

19. Mahmoud Daham Mahmoud Hathat, 19,

20. Suhail Khidr Khalil Qaniteh, 23,

21. Yousef Rizeq Khalild abu-Komeel, 35,

22. Mu’min Mohammad Salman Qadoum, 26,

23. Mohamed Abdulla Shurrab, 28,

24. Haitham Hafez al-Bakri, 22,

25. Obada Hassan al-Kordi, 28,

26. Mohammad Hassan abu-Mu’amar, 25,

27. Rasmi al-Sawarka, 45,

28. Yosra al-Sawarka, 43,

29. Mariam al-Sawarka, 45,

30. Mohannad al-Sawarka, 12,

31. Mu’az al-Sawarka, 7,

32. Waseem al-Sawarka, 13.

33. Firas al-Sawarka, and; 

34. Salim al-Sawrka. 

(Source / 14.11.2019) 

Watch and cry; daughter screams: ‘I want to go with my dad’

Abul-Ata and his wife were killed in a predawn attack carried out by an Israeli fighter. Three of their daughters and a neighbour were wounded in the attack

By Motasem A Dalloul 

During the farewell of her father, who was killed by Israel, Layan Bahaa abul-Ata, 9 years old, screamed: “I want to go with my dad.”

Layan told Palestine Post 24 that her father promised to celebrate her birth day “tomorrow”, but “I got up to find him dead.”

Her birthday is on 12 November and her father told her that he had prepared a surprise for her and wanted to celebrate Layan’s birthday in the morning.

“Suddenly, sound of a huge explosion woke me up,” she said. “I threw myself from my bed and ran towards my parents’ room. I saw nothing because of the heavy smoke. I found the room had collapsed over the bodies of my parents.”

The Israeli occupation killed Abul-Ata in a predawn aerial attack on his house on !2 November. In the attack, he was killed, his wife and three of their children were wounded.

“It was shocking,” Layan said. “I expected this moment, but I did not think it would be very soon,” she added, noting that she knew her father was wanted for Israel over his resistance activities against the Israeli occupation.

Motasem A Dalloul@AbujomaaGaza  

Who can bear this?!!

Daughter of Palestinian father killed in #Israeli_airstrike in #Gaza screaming during the farewell: “I want to go with my dad.”#GazaUnderAttack #Gaza_Under_Attack

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