Update: Israeli Missiles Kills Four Palestinians In Gaza

Four Palestinians were killed, on Thursday evening, and many others were injured, in a series of Israeli strikes and bombings in Gaza city, Beit Hanoun, and Beit Lahia.

Media sources said the army fired a missile at a car, north of Gaza city, killing two Palestinians and wounding many others, in addition to causing damage to surrounding buildings.

They have been identified as Masisara Abdul-Shakour al-Ar’ir, 22, and Saeb al-Khalout; they killed by an Israeli missile in the as-Saftawi Street, north of Gaza city.

Effect of airstrike (Image from Ma'an)

They added that the army also fired artillery shells at homes and buildings in the al-Atatra area in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza, killing one Palestinian, identified as Hashem Shorafa, and wounding many others.

In addition, the an-Nasser Salahuddin Brigades, the armed wing of the Popular Resistance Committees, has confirmed the death of one of its fighters, and the injury of two Palestinians, when the army fires missiles and shells into the al-Atatra area, in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza.

In an update on Thursday night, the Health Ministry in Gaza said 232 Palestinians, including 65 children, 39 women, and 17 elders, have been killed, and more than 1900 Palestinians have been injured by Israeli missiles and shells; dozens of them suffered serious wounds.

The army also fired missiles at cars, roads, sewage networks, electricity grids, in addition to many missiles fired by the navy into areas close to the shore, hitting many homes, buildings, and infrastructure.

Hashem Shorafa, from Beit Lahia

The Israeli missiles also struck factories, including plastic and soft drinks, in addition to many companies, and a medical center designated for coronavirus tests and treatment, and include many sections for treating patients receiving various general and specialized services, in addition to labs.

In related news, the Deputy Minister of Housing and Public Works in Gaza Naji Sarhan has reported, Thursday, that Israeli missiles and shells have damaged 16800 residential units and buildings, including the destruction of 1000, and damaging 1800 units that could collapse at any moment.

(Source / 21.05.2021)

Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered In Jenin

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that a Palestinian man died, Thursday, from serious wounds he suffered, two days earlier, after an Israeli soldier shot him with a live round in the head near Jenin, in northern West Bank.

It stated that the Palestinian, identified as Montaser Mahmoud Zeidan Jawabra, 28, suffered life-threatening wounds before he was rushed to surgery after he was shot, and remained in the Intensive Care Unit at the ar-Razi hospital in Jenin until he succumbed to his wounds.

The slain Palestinian man, from Um Dar village, near Ya’bad town, west of Jenin, was a married father of two children, the oldest is 4.

He was among the dozens of Palestinians who were shot by Israeli army fire, Tuesday, including many who suffered serious wounds, during protests that took place in several parts of the occupied West Bank, in condemnation of the ongoing Israeli onslaught on the Gaza Strip, and the serious escalation by the soldiers and the colonialist settlers against the Palestinians, in occupied Jerusalem, and many parts of occupied Palestine.

On that day, the army killed four Palestinians in the West Bank and injured more than 243 others.

Also Read: Israeli Army Kills Three Palestinians, Injures 64, In Ramallah

(Source / 21.05.2021)

Israeli Soldiers Attack Joint Israeli-Palestinian Protest Near Bethlehem

Israeli troops attacked, on Friday midday, a nonviolent protest at the “Tunnel Roadblock”, north of Bethlehem, before detaining eight activists, four Israelis, and four Palestinians.

The protest was organized to “stop the War on Gaza – Stop Sheikh Jarrah Evictions” by the Palestinian Israeli joined group “Combatants for Peace”, “Standing Together” collation, and “Breaking the Silence”.

Two members of the Israeli Knesset (MK) Mosheh Raz and Ofer Kseif also joined the protesters.

Activists tried to start a march on the Husan junction, near settler’s road 60 to the south of Bethlehem and reached the tunnel roadblock, when the occupation soldiers attacked them and detained one of the activists after declaring the area a closed military zone.

The organizers shifted the starting point to the tunnel checkpoint area, where they chanted slogans against the occupation, as well as against the racism of the occupation against the Palestinian people.

During the march, the occupation soldiers assaulted several participants, including MK Ofer Kseif, and detained seven other participants.

MK Ofer Kseif spoke to the participants and said, “This racist occupation must end for us to live in peace and safety,” and Knesset member Moshe Raz said, “The war on Gaza has stopped, but the occupation has not ended.”

Jamil Qassas, the Palestinian director of CFP, said, “The behavior of the occupation is a clear implementation of the apartheid policy towards what the Israeli occupation practices against the Palestinians.”

(Source / 21.05.2021)

Israeli Soldiers Invade Al-Aqsa, Injure More Than 20 Palestinians, Abduct Many

Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday, the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank, and attacked worshipers, wounding at least twenty Palestinians, mainly with the rubber-coated steel bullets, in addition to abducting several Palestinians.

The soldiers invaded Al-Aqsa just after noon prayers, before storming the al-Qibli mosque in the holy compound, forcing the worshipers out, and occupying its rooftop.

Medical sources said the soldiers shot twenty Palestinians with the rubber-coated steel bullets and caused many to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation, in addition to abducting several Palestinians.

The soldiers also fired gas bombs and concussion grenades at Palestinian worshipers near the Dome of the Rock in the Al-Aqsa compound, and near Bab al-Asbat and Bab al-Silsila gates, while removing the Palestinians from the holy site.

Furthermore, the soldiers closed the gates of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and assaulted several young Palestinian men before abducting them, in addition to preventing medics from entering the holy compound to provide treatment for the wounded.

Sheikh Omar al-Kiswani, the director of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, said the soldiers also detained more than 40 Palestinians, and assaulted them, near Bab al-Asbat and Bab al-Majlis.

In the Old City, the soldiers abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Nihad Zghayyar, 42, in addition to Mohammad Froukh from the Ein al-Louza neighborhood in Silwan, south of Al-Aqsa, before moving them to an interrogation facility.

(Source / 21.05.2021)

Soldiers Injure 120 Palestinians In Nablus

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, dozens of Palestinian protesters in the northern West Bank governorate of Nablus, wounding more than 120 Palestinians, including five who were shot with live fire, and twenty-two with the rubber-coated steel bullets.

Media sources said the soldiers attacked nonviolent protesters, marching in condemnation of the Israeli escalation, south, and east of Nablus, and fired a barrage of live fire, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades at them.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) has reported that its medics provided treatment to 120 Palestinians, including five who were shot with live ammunition, and 22 with rubber-coated steel bullets.

It added that at least 92 Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, and one was injured when he fell as the soldiers were chasing him.

The protests took place in several areas of the Nablus governorate, especially near the Huwwara military roadblock, south of the city, and Beit Forik roadblock, east of Nablus.

The Palestinians also held a nonviolent procession in Abu Sbeih Mountain, where Israeli colonists occupied lands to install a new illegal outpost.

In related news, the soldiers caused many Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation in a procession in the eastern area of Beit Dajan village, east of Nablus, during the weekly procession against the Annexation Wall and the confiscation of Palestinian lands.

(Source / 21.05.2021)

Israeli military official: Hamas, IJ’s strength shocked us

Gaza (QNN)- Israeli military officials said that the strength of Hamas and the rest of the resistance factions and their ability to intensively fire missiles despite the Israeli brutal airstrikes shocked them.

Israeli Haaretz cited a high-ranking official in the Israeli army as saying that “the missiles arsenals and rocket-launching platforms in Gaza are the greatest challenge for the Israeli army”, stressing that Hamas and the Islamic Jihad have a large number of missiles of different ranges.

(Source / 21.05.2021)

Represented by major London law firm… Palestinian media institution warn to escalate complaint against Facebook

September 14, 2018: A smartphone in hand displaying the censored text. Logo of the Facebook blurred on background. The concept of censorship on popular social networks

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Several Palestinian media institutions warned to escalate a complaint to Facebook’s oversight board and the United Nations Special Rapporteur if the social media giant does not review its decision to close their pages.

In a letter by leading London law firm Bindmans LLP, Sada Social, Al-Hadath Newspaper PalToday News Agency, Metras, Mumen Jameel Muhammed Meqdad and Ultra Palestine asked Facebook to “review its decision and explain why the accounts were closed, suspended or posts taken down, and whether in doing so an algorithm or human discretion was used.”

The letter added that Sada Social intends to escalate the complaint to Facebook’s oversight board and the United Nations Special Rapporteur if the decisions are not properly reviewed or explained.

The complaint stated that “Facebook has breached their fundamental right to freedom of expression and Facebook’s own Corporate Human Rights Policy.”

Sada Social has documented hundreds of instances of Facebook’s censorship of social media content which supports the rights of Palestinians. They are currently investigating 159 Palestinian related Facebook accounts, which appear to have been censored without good reason.

Tow days before Facebook’s most recent crackdown on pro-Palestine content, The Israeli minister of war Benny Gantz, met with Facebook executives to make representations to limit pro-Palestinian content on Facebook as well as other social media sites.

(Source / 21.05.2021)

Israeli occupation forces storm Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, fire teargas

Jerusalem (QNN) – Tensions were high in occupied Jerusalem on Friday afternoon when Israeli occupation police stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and fired tear gas at Palestinians after Friday prayers.

This came after an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire came into effect in the early hours of Friday after 11 days of a relentless Israeli aggression of the besieged Gaza Strip and thousands of rockets launched into Israeli settlements by the Palestinian resistance in the Gaza Strip.

Witnesses inside the compound said that after Friday prayers many Palestinians stayed at the premises to celebrate the victory of the Palestinian resistance during the recent round of fighting with the Israeli occupation.

“They were singing and chanting when a contingent of the Israeli police [stationed] next to the compound came into the compound and started using crowd control measures that they use all the time, including stun grenades, smoke bombs and tear gas,” Imran Khan, a correspondent of Al Jazeera, reporting from occupied East Jerusalem, said.

“They started firing in that crowd in an effort to try and disperse them.”
Thousands of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and occupied West Bank poured onto the streets to celebrate the ceasefire, waving flags and flashing the “V” sign for victory.

Israel’s bombardment of Gaza killed at least 243 Palestinians, including 66 children, and brought widespread devastation to the already impoverished territory. On the Israeli side, 12 people, including two children, were killed.

(Source / 21.05.2021)

Israeli economic losses in war on Gaza worth over $2bn

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- The Hebrew version of Ynet reported on Friday that Israeli economic losses after the recent aggression on the Gaza strip surpass $2 billion.

Citing a financial official, the newspaper said that after announcing a ceasefire between ‘Israel’ and resistance factions, the losses reached nearly 0.5% of the GDP, which is much worse than the Israeli aggression on Gaza in 2014, when the Israeli economy lost 0.3% of the GDP in 51 days.

The official added that the current GDP of the occupation state is 1.4 trillion shekels, which means that its losses searched nearly $2.14 billion.

The resistance’s missiles had focused on several Israeli military and economic targets, including Tamar gas platform and Ben Gurion airport. They also targeted the Israeli capital city, Tel Aviv, and brought normal life in the occupation state to a standstill.

(Source / 21.05.2021)