Israeli Army Injures Several Palestinians In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, several Palestinians during the weekly procession in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

The Popular Committee in Ni’lin said the soldiers fired a barrage of gas bombs and concussion grenades at the protesters who marched while chanting for the liberation of Palestine, and against the escalating Israeli violations in occupied Jerusalem, Gaza, and other parts of occupied Palestine.

It added that many protesters suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, while a few others sustained cuts and bruises.

The nonviolent procession started from the center of the village and headed towards the gate of the illegal Annexation Wall separating the Palestinians from their lands, in the southern part of the village

(Source / 22.05.2021)

Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian With An Expanding Bullet Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, many Palestinian protesters in Nabi Saleh village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and shot a young man with an expanding bullet, in addition to causing several others to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

Bilal Tamimi, a local nonviolent activist against the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies, said the soldiers attacked the nonviolent protesters in the al-Jabal area in the village, and fired the illegal expanding rounds, in addition to gas bombs and rubber-coated steel bullets.

Tamimi added that the soldiers shot a young man with the “Toto” expanding bullet in the thigh, causing a moderate wound before he was rushed to a hospital in Ramallah.

Many Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, and others sustained cuts and bruises, before receiving the needed treatment by local medics.

In related news, the soldiers fired gas bombs at Palestinians, who marched in the al-Mughayyir village, northeast of Ramallah.

In addition, the soldiers injured several Palestinians during the weekly procession in Ni’lin village, west of Ramallah.

(Source / 22.05.2021)

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian In Tubas

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, a nonviolent procession in Tayasir village, east of the northeastern West Bank city of Tubas, and abducted a young man.

The Palestinians marched from the main entrance of Tayasir village and headed towards the permanent Israeli military roadblock before the soldiers attacked them with live fire, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs.

The soldiers also chased several Palestinians and abducted a young man after repeatedly assaulting him.

The Palestinians were protesting the Israeli escalation, especially the Friday attack and invasion into the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, resulting in injuring more than twenty Palestinians and the abduction of many others.

In related news, the soldiers attacked many Palestinian protesters in Nabi Saleh village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and shot a young man with an expanding bullet, in addition to causing several others to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

In addition, the soldiers injured several Palestinians during the weekly procession in Ni’lin village, west of Ramallah.

Related – Friday:

Army Injures Many Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Soldiers Injure 120 Palestinians In Nablus

(Source / 22.05.2021)

Israeli Colonists Attack Homes, Injure Several Palestinians, In Hebron

Israeli colonists attacked, on Friday evening, several Palestinians, and their homes, in the eastern part of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, wounding many of them. The soldiers also abducted one Palestinian in the center of Hebron city.

Eyewitnesses said the Israeli assailants came from the illegal Kiryat Arba colony, which was built on stolen Palestinian lands, in the eastern part of Hebron city.

They added that the colonists assaulted many Palestinians in Wadi al-Hasseen neighborhood, in addition to firing live rounds and hurling stones at Palestinian homes and stated that Israeli soldiers were present in the area but did not try to stop them.

The colonists also used mace while attacking the Palestinians and their homes.

Medical sources said many Palestinians from Es’eifan and al-Ja’bari families suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, in addition to cuts and bruises, before receiving treatment by Palestinian Red Crescent medics.

Furthermore, the soldiers abducted a young man, identified as Mamoun Hussein Natsha, 22, while crossing the permanent military roadblock at the entrance of the Shuhada Street, in the center of Hebron city, on his way back home, and took him to the military base in Tal Romeida neighborhood.

In related news, Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, a nonviolent procession in Tayasir village, east of the northeastern West Bank city of Tubas, and abducted a young man.

Also, the soldiers attacked many Palestinian protesters in Nabi Saleh village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and shot a young man with an expanding bullet, in addition to causing several others to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

In addition, the soldiers injured several Palestinians during the weekly procession in Ni’lin village, west of Ramallah.

Related – Friday:
Army Injures Many Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Soldiers Injure 120 Palestinians In Nablus

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

(Source / 22.05.2021)

Israeli Colonists Burn Farmlands, A Cave, Near Hebron

Israeli colonialist settlers, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands, burnt more than 15 Dunams of Palestinian farmlands and a cave, Saturday, near Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Fuad al-‘Amour, and coordinator of the Protection and Steadfastness Committee in the Masafer Yatta area and the Southern Hebron Hills, said the Israeli assailants came from the illegal Havat Ma’on and Avigal colonies, which were installed on stolen Palestinian lands, in Masafer Yatta.

Al-‘Amour added that the colonists burnt more than 15 dunams of Palestinian farmlands planted with seasonal crops, owned by Palestinians from the Rib’ey family, in the al-Kharrouba area in the Tiana village.

He also said the colonists burnt a cave in the Saroura area, owned by Palestinians from the al-’Amour family.

When the Palestinians rushed to defend their lands and extinguish the fire, Israeli soldiers attacked them with live rounds and concussion grenades.

(Source / 22.05.2021)

Tallying the Casualties from Ten Days of Bombardment

Rahaf al-Masri, 10, one of the 63 Palestinian children killed in Gaza

The IMEMC has been trying to keep track of all of the Palestinians and Israelis killed from May 10th to 20th during the massive bombardment of Gaza.

Here is the list of casualties we have thus far – and this will be added to as we find more names and ages (5/10 – 5/15 are more comprehensive, we are still adding more names to 5/16 – 20).

5/19

Gaza:

  1. Yousef Mohammed ‘Abed al-Qader Abu Hussain (33), an al-Aqsa Radio announcer, was killed while the 4th and 5th floors in the targeted building were destroyed.  Also, the Israeli warplanes fired a missile at Yousef Abu Hussein’s car which was parked in front of his house, destroying 3 other civilian vehicles parked in the area.
  2. Omar Mohammed Ameen al-Mankoush (20) was killed when Israeli warplanes fired a missile at the upper floors of Zo’rob building in al-Rimal neighborhood

5/18

West Bank:

  1. Islam Wael Burnat, 16, from Bil’in village
  2. Adham Fayez Mousa Kashef, 20, was killed by Israeli army fire at the northern entrance of al-Biereh city, near Ramallah.  Adham was from Um ash-Sharayet neighborhood in al-Biereh city
  3. Mohammad Ishaq Hmeid, 25
  4. Islam Ghayyad Mohammad Zahda, 32 – Hebron

Gaza:

  1. ‘Alaa Mohammed al-Bahri (20), succumbed to wounds he sustained on 13 May 2021 near Tower No. (19) in al-Nada Towers in ‘Izbet Beit Hanoun.
  2. ‘Ammar ‘Abdullah Fawzi al-Deder (31) was killed as he sustained shrapnel wounds throughout his body when Israeli warplanes fired a missile at a group of citizens in Jabalia
  3. Mohammed Ramadan Omar Ishtawi’s (19) house. As a result, Ishtawi was killed when he was in his family’s agricultural land behind his house in southern Gaza City.
  4. Mena Eyad Fathi Sharir (2), succumbing to wounds she sustained in an Israeli airstrike that destroyed her family’s house on their heads on al-Nafaq Street on 11 May 2021. It should be noted that Menna’s father, mother, and her sister were killed in that airstrike as well.
  5. Sa’diya Yousef Hussain Abu Gharara (57) in Rafah died of a heart attack when Israeli warplanes launched 15 missiles at streets, agricultural lands and military sites, north, east and west of Rafah, causing fear and panic among citizens in Rafah

5/17

West Bank:

17 year old Obeida Akram Jawabra, Hebron

Gaza:

  1. Ahmad Khalil al-Louh, 32, killed by drone missiles, Sabra neighborhood – Gaza city.
  2. Ziad Abu Dayer, killed in his home in the Shawwa Building, al-Wihda – Gaza city.
  3. Rafif Ziad Abu Dyar, 11, killed in his home in the Shawwa Building, al-Wihda – Gaza city.
  4. Ziad Abu Dyar, (Rafif’s father).
  5. Mohammad Nazeer Abu al-‘Oun, 18, Beit Lahia.
  6. Ahmad Ziyad Hussein Sabbah, 28 – Beit Lahia
  7. Mohammad Husam Abu Sam’aan, assassinated in a car in Tal al-Hawa – Gaza.
  8. Mohammad Jamal Abu Samaan, 27, assassinated in a car in Tal al-Hawa – Gaza.
  9. Ali Waleed Breis, 31, assassinated in a car in Tal al-Hawa – Gaza.
  10. Husam Abu Harbeed, killed by an Israeli missile in his home near Abu Haseera Junction, Gaza city.
  11. Yahia Mansour Ghaben, 22, died of serious wounds suffered three days earlier west of Beit Hanoun when Israeli soldiers fired artillery shells at farmers near the American Hospital in northern Gaza.
  12. Ahmad Fayez Arafat, was killed by missile from Israeli drone in Abasan – Khan Younis.
  13. Yousef Rafiq al-Baz, 13, was killed, his brother, Ramadan, 16, was wounded

5/16

Gaza:

37 killed in the bombing of al-Wihda Street in al-Rimal, Gaza City

  1. Riyad Hasan IshKinatna, and her five children
  2. Dr. Mo’in Ahmad Al-Aloul, 66 years old – a neurologist and brain specialist
  3. Luay Mohammad Oudeh, 54 years old
  4. Hazem Adel Al-Qama, 48 years old
  5. Dr. Ayman Abu Al-Auf, 50 years old and his children
  6. Tala Ayman Abu Al-Auf, 12
  7. Tawfiq Ayman Abu Al-Auf, 18
  8. Omar Ayman Abu Al-Auf
  9. Rawan Ala’ Abu Al-Auf, 19 years old
  10. Shaimaa Ala’ Abu Al-Auf.
  11. Tawfiq Ismael Abu al-Auf
  12. Sabha Isamel Abu Al-Auf
  13. Majdiyya Abu Al-Auf. (Tawfiq’s wife)
  14. Ayman Tawfiq Abu Al-Auf
  15. Reem Ahmad Abu Al-Auf. (Ayman’s wife)
  16. Raja’ Sobhi Abu Al-Auf.
  17. Dima Rami (al-Efranji) Aba Al-Auf. (Raja’s daughter), 16
  18. Mira Rami Abu Al-Auf. (Raja’s daughter)
  19. Yazan Rami Abu Al-Auf. (Raja’s son)
  20. Amir Rami Abu Al-Auf. (Raja’s son)
  21. Amal Jamil Al-Kulk, 34 years old
  22. Sameh Fawaz Al-Kulk, 28 years old
  23. Saadia Youssef Al-Kulk, 28 years old
  24. Izzat Moeen Al-Kulk, 44 years old
  25. Adham Ezzat Al-Kulk, 3 years old
  26. Qusay Sameh Al-Kulk, 1 year old
  27. Abdul Hamid Fawaz Al-Kulk, 22 years old
  28. Amin Mohammad Al-Kulk, 85 years old
  29. Mohammad Awni Al-Kulk, 17 years old
  30. Ayat Ibrahim Al-Kulk, 19 years old
  31. Ahmad Shukri Al-Kulk, 17 years old
  32. Reham Fawaz Al-Kulk, 30 years old
  33. Fawaz Shukri Al-Kulk, 55 years old

West Bank

  1.  Shaher Abu Khadija, 41, Sheikh Jarrah – from the neighborhood of Kafr Aqeb north of Jerusalem
  2. Yasin Hasan Yassin Hamad, 26, from Saida town, north of Tulkarem.
  3. Hussein Atiya at-Teety, 26, Hebron

5/15 

  1. Maha Mohammad Abd al-Aal al-Hadidi (Abu Hatab), and her children :
  2. Suhaib Muhammad al-Hadidi (14 years), 
  3. Yahya Mohammad al-Hadidi (11 years), 
  4. Abd al-Rahman Mohammad al-Hadidi (8 years) 
  5. and Osama Mohammad al-Hadidi (6 years)

West Bank:

  1. Hussein Atiya at-Teety, 26, from the al-Fawwar refugee camp. Killed in Hebron
  2. Yasin Hasan Yassin Hamad, 26, from Saida town, north of Tulkarem.

Israel: 

  1. 50 year old man, Ramat Gan. Killed by rocket that struck his apartment.

5/14 (44 killed)

Gaza

  1. Lamia’ Hasan Mohammad Attar, 27, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her home in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza, along with her 3 children namely 
  2. Islam (8),
  3. Amira (7), 
  4. and Mohammed Zain al-Dein (8 months)
  5. Siham Yousef Mohammad Rantisi, 66, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her home in the al-Jneina neighborhood in Rafah.
  6. Shaima’ Diab Mohammad Rantisi, 21, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her home in the al-Jneina neighborhood in Rafah.
  7.  Bothaina Mahmoud Obeid, 7, who was killed when shrapnel of an Israeli missile struck her in the head when the army fired missiles near her family’s home.
  8. They added that two young men, in their twenties, were killed by a missile fired by an Israeli military drone east of Jabalia, in northern Gaza. The attack also caused many injuries.
  9. Another young man, in his twenties, was killed, and one was seriously injured, when an Israeli drone fired a missile into an area east of Abasan town, east of Khan Younis.
  10. A child, identified as Mahmoud Hamed Hasan Talba, 13, 
  11. in addition to Abdul-Rahman Estbeita, 34, were killed when the army bombarded homes in the Zeitoun neighborhood in Gaza city.
  12. two Palestinian women, identified as Sabreen Nasser Mohammad Abu Dayya, 27, 
  13. and Ni’ma Saleh Ayyash, 47, 
  14. and a man, Hashem Mohammad Zogheibi, 20, were killed when the army fired missiles at homes in Um an-Nasser village, in northern Gaza.
  15.  Nisreen Nasser Abu Qleiq, 25 – In Beit Hanoun, in northern Gaza, destroying an entire neighborhood, killing many Palestinians, and injuring dozens.
  16. Soheib Abdul-Rahim Awad Ghanem, 25.
  17. An infant, identified as Hoor Zamily, 18 months, was also killed by Israeli missiles targeting homes in Khan Younis, in southern Gaza.
  18. Mahmoud Mohammad Al-Madhoun, 30, was pronounced dead from his wounds at Al-Shifa Hospital. Al-Madhoun sustained a shrapnel injury to his head as he stood at the entrance of his house when an Israeli airstrike hit adjacent land.
  19.  At 8:20pm, Ahmad Mohammed Al-Nader, 32, and 
  20. Ahmad Awad Al-Nader, 36, were pronounced dead on arrival at Gaza’s Indonesia Hospital, having been recovered by rescue crews by the Palestinian Civil Defense. Both men had been killed in an Israeli airstrike on agricultural land earlier that day
  21. Sa’id Abu Ghalyoun, 30, was killed in a vehicle north of Gaza City that was targeted for a missile strike by the Israeli air force

West Bank (10):

  1. Dr. Issa Barham, 40, a District Attorney with the Palestinian Public Prosecution Department, in Abu Sbeih Mountain in his town of Beita, southeast of Nablus.
  2. Malek Hamdan, 22, shot with live rounds to the chest, before he succumbed to his wounds in a hospital in Nablus.
  3. Husam Asayra, 20, with a live round to the chest, during protests that took place after the soldiers invaded Asira al-Qibliya village and attacked protesters.
  4. Nidal Sayel Safadi, 30, after shooting him with a live round – Orif village
  5.  Mohammad Rawhi Hammad, 30, after he reportedly attempted to ram soldiers with his car.  The Palestinian is from Silwad town, northeast of Ramallah.
  6. Yousef Mahdi Nawasra, 27, from Fahma village, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, during protests near the Dothan Israeli military roadblock
  7. Sharif Khaled Salman, 37, Marda village, Salfit – Sharif had not been participating in protests, but was standing outside his home when he was shot by invading Israeli forces 
  8. Awad Ahmad Harb, 27, in Iskaka village, east of Salfit.
  9. Ismael Jamal at-Tubasi, 23, shot with a live round to the head in ar-Reehiyya village, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and attacked dozens of residents, in addition to firing many live rounds at them
  10. Mohammad Adel Abu Shqeir, 20, from the al-Qasab neighborhood, during protests that took place at the entrance of the city of Jericho
  11. Nizar Nidal Ma’rouf Abu Zeina, 22, with a live round in the chest, causing a very serious injury, before he was rushed to Thabet Thabet hospital, in Tulkarem, where he died of his wounds despite efforts to save his life.

Lebanon (1):

 Mohammad Tahhan, 21,  from the town of Adloun. He died at Marjayoun Governmental Hospital after he was injured by Israeli fire.

5/13

  1. Hammad Ayyad 
  2. Hala Hussein Rafat ar-Reefy, 14
  3.  Khaled ‘Emad Khaled al-Qanou’ (17), from Beit Hanoun
  4. Suhaib ‘Abed al-Raheem ‘Awad Ghanem (25)
  5. Abdul-Rahim Mohammad al-Madhoun, 63, and 
  6. Hajar Abdul-Razeq al-Madhoun, 60, were killed in the Jabalia refugee camp.
  7. Rafat Mohammad at-Tanani, 39
  8. His wife Rawiyia Fathi Hasan al-Tanani (36) and their children
  9. Amir Rafat Mohammad Tanani, 6
  10. Ismail Rafat at-Tanani, 7
  11. Adham Rafat at-Tanani, 6
  12. Mohammad Rafat at-Tanani, 3
  13. Another Palestinian, identified as Osama Jamal Zibda, 33, was killed in an Israeli bombardment of Beit Hanoun. His father, Jamal Mohammad Zibda, 65, was killed a day earlier.
  14. Nisreen Naser Mohammed Abu Qleeq (25) – killed at approximately 18:30, Israeli artillery violently fired many shells at the areas adjacent to border fence in northern Beit Hanoun, northern Um al-Naser Bedouin village, and north and northwest of Beit Lahia. The Israeli shelling continued until 20:30 on the same day. As a result, 6 civilians, from Um al-Naser Bedouin village, were killed, including an infant, a girl and 3 women, after their houses were targeted without a prior warning. 
  15. , Ni’ma Saleh Salama ‘Ayyash (47), 
  16. Hashim Mohammed ‘Ayed al-Zugheibi (20), 
  17. Sabreen Naser Mohammed Abu Dayyah (27); 
  18. Mohammed Salamah Mohammed Abu Dayah (10 months), 
  19. and Fawziyia Naser Mohammed Abu Fares (17)
  20. Wala’ Mohammad Ibrahim Amen, 24, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her home in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza. She was 6-months pregnant
  21. Warda Mohammad Ibrahim Amen, 22, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her home in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza.
  22. Hadeel Mohammad Ibrahim Amen, 18, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her home in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza.
  23. Mohammad Ibrahim Mohammad Amen, 51, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck his home in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza. As a result, four were killed, a father and his 3 daughters, one of them was pregnant. Furthermore, 27 civilians were wounded, including 6 women and 10 children, while 3 houses sheltering 91 civilians, including 24 women and 41 children, were completely destroyed, and nearby houses sustained partial damage.
  24. Faiza Ahmed Mohammed Salama (45) was killed, and the owner of the house and his son were injured. Additionally, the violent airstrikes destroyed many houses, especially on al-Ba’li Street in central Beit Hanoun and terrified civilians in the northern Gaza Strip, particularly children and women.
  25. Ahmad Rami Mahmoud al-Hawajri, 15, 
  26. and Moayyad Taiseer Abdul-Rahman al-Omar, 20, killed in the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.
  27. Mustafa Hasan Ahmad al-Abed al-Omar, 35, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck his home in Tal al-Hawa, in Gaza city.
  28. Lina Mohammad Mahmoud al-Omar, 13, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her home in the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza. At approximately 16:30, Israeli warplanes launched a missile at a house belonging to Mohammed Mahmoud Mohammed ‘Issa (42) from al-Bureij refugee camp.  As a result, his wife and daughter were killed 
  29. Manar Khader Ahmad Issa al-Omar, 39, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her home in the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.
  30. Faiza Ahmad Mohmmad al-Omar, 45, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her home in the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.
  31. Mohammad Khaled at-Tawashi, 27, was killed in an Israeli bombardment in Deir al-Balah.
  32. At approximately 19:40, Israeli warplanes launched a missile at a 2-storey house belonging to Jamal Isma’il Soliman al-Zamli in al-Tannour neighborhood.  As a result, his granddaughter Hoor Mo’men Jamal al-Zamli (3) 
  33. and her mother Kholoud Fo’ad Farhan al-Zamli (27), who was 6-month pregnant.  Moreover, 7 others were variously wounded, including 3 children and 3 women.  All of them were taken to Abu Yousif Al-Najjar Hospital to receive treatment.
  34. At approximately 20:20, Israeli warplanes launched a missile at a 3-storey house belonging to Yousif Ibrahim al-Rantisi (‘Azarah) and his brothers in al-Juneinah neighborhood.  As a result, the mother, her grandson, her son and his wife were killed.  Those killed were identified as Siham Yousif Mohammed al-Rantisi (66)
  35. her 2-year-old grandson Ibrahim Mohammed Ibrahim al-Rantisi; 
  36. her son Ra’ed Ibrahim Khamis al-Rantisi (29) 
  37. and his wife Shaimaa’ Diab Mohammed al-Rantisi (21.) Moreover, 15 others were wounded variously, including 7 children and 3 women.  All of them were taken to Abu Yousif al-Najjar Hospital to receive treatment.

5/12 Gaza:

  1. Rashid Muhammad Abu Ara, 16 Tubas 
  2. Mohammad Nahedh Abu Sakran, 26, Gaza city.
  3. Ahmad Ibrahim Abu Sakran, 65, Gaza city.
  4. Ammar Taiseer Mohammad al-’Amour, 11, Khan Younis.
  5. Hamada Ayed Atiya al-‘Amour, 13, Khan Younis.
  6. Sami Sa’id Mohammad al-‘Omar, 41, Gaza city.
  7. Tal’at Jamil Mahmoud Agha, 37, Gaza city.
  8. Waleed Mousa Khaled al-Omar, 56, Gaza city.
  9. Atef Abdul-Rahman Jom’a al-Omar al-Barawi, 47, Beit Lahia. 
  10. Na’el Khaled Younis al-Omar, 22, Beit Lahia.
  11. Hammad Ayyad Mansour al-Omar, 86, Rafah.
  12. Mariam Mohammad Odah at-Tilbani, 3, Gaza city.
  13. Zeid Mohammad Odah at-Tilbani, 5, Gaza city.
  14. Mohammad Ahmad Abu Amsha, 40, Beit Hanoun.
  15. Ahmad Walid at-Talla’ al-Omar, 30, Nusseirat.
  16. Hamza Nasser, 11, Gaza city.
  17. Jamal Mohammad Sa’id Zibda, 65, Gaza city.
  18. Bassel Abdul-Karim Issa, Gaza city.
  19. Awad Nabil Abu Salmiya, 34. Gaza city.
  20. Mustafa Mazen Salem Kardiya, 32, Gaza city.
  21. Mahmoud Ahmad Abu Amer, 38, Khan Younis.
  22. Majed Abed-Rabbo Mahmoud Abu Sa’ada, 58, Khan Younis.
  23. Hadeel Khaled Arafa al-Omar, 27, Khan Younis.
  24. Miami Abdullah Arafa al-Omar, 49, Khan Younis.
  25. Mahmoud Kamil Kalousa, 29, Khan Younis.
  26. Bashar Ahmad Sammour, 17, Khan Younis.
  27. Yahia Mazen Khalifa, 14, was killed in an Israeli bombardment of homes in Gaza city.
  28. Wael Mahmoud  Fares Al-Ghoula (47).
  29. Hala Hussein Ra’fat al-Rifi (13)

5/12 Israelis:

  1. Soumya Santosh, 31, from Kerala, India, killed May 12th in Ashkelon when a rocket hit the apartment where she worked as a homecare worker for an 80-year old Israeli woman. The woman she worked for was injured.
  2. Nela Gurevitch was killed by a rocket that hit her apartment building in Ashkelon. Her husband was lightly wounded by the rocket.
  3. Leah Yom-Tov was killed by a rocket that struck her home in Rishon Lezion.
  4. Khalil Awad and his teenage daughter Nadeen – killed by a rocket that hit their home in the unrecognized village of Dahmash near the city of Lod. They were Palestinians with Israeli citizenship, and their village, Dahmash, is ‘unrecognized’ by Israeli authorities so lacking in basic infrastructure. The town has no bomb shelters – they had requested funds from the Israeli government to build shelters, but were denied by the Central District Planning and Construction Committee.
  5. Staff Sergeant Omer Tabib – killed when an anti-tank missile hit his military jeep while he was on duty  patrolling the Israel-Gaza border
  6. Ido Avigal, 5, was critically wounded Wednesday night when he was struck by shrapnel from a rocket that hit near a bomb shelter where he was hiding with his family. He died of his wounds several hours later

5/11:

  1. Sameh Fahim Hashem al-Mamlouk, al-Rimal
  2. Kamal Taiseer Qreiqe’, 35, al-Rimal neighborhood in Gaza city
  3. Salim Mahmoud al-Farra, 37, Khan Younis
  4. Mohammad Saleem Abu al-Ata, 29, al-Rimal, Gaza City
  5. Mohammad Abdul-Rauf Hallas, Sheja’eyya, east of Gaza City – succumbing to wounds he sustained in an Israeli airstrike on a group of citizens near al-Korbah area at the end of Baghdad Street, east of al-Shuja’iyya neighborhood. 
  6. Amira Abdul-Fattah Sobeh, 63, killed in her home in the Shati’ refugee camp.
  7. her son Abdul-Rahman Yousef Ali Sobeh, 19 (with cerebral palsy), killed in the same bombing.
  8. Eyad Fathi Fayeq Sharir, 35, a leader in the al-Qassam Brigades, killed at home, along with his daughter:
  9. Lina Eyad Fathi Sharir, 16, in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood, in Gaza city.
  10. And his wife Layali Taha ‘Abbas Sharir (41)
  11. At approximately 10:00, an Israeli drone fired a missile at a civilian car near Hamouda intersection, east of Beit Lahia, north of the Gaza Strip. As a result, four were killed in the car and another one was wounded. Those killed were identified as: Tal’at Jameel Mahmoud Aghah (34),
  12.  ‘Atif ‘Abed al-Rahman Jum’a al-Barawi (47)
  13. Nael Khaled Yunis al-Barawi (22)
  14. Wael Mahmoud  Fares Al-Ghoula (47)
  15. Hamzah Mahmoud Yasin ‘Ali (12) after he succumbed to wounds he sustained in an Israeli airstrike on al- Shuja’iyya neighborhood in Gaza City, where he lived.  Yassin sustained shrapnel wounds all over his body and underwent a surgery at the hospital, where he stayed in the Intensive Care Unit until he was pronounced dead.
  16. Rima Sa’ed Kamel Sa’ed al-Telbani (31) – At approximately 01:35, Israeli warplanes launched 2 missiles at a 4-storey residential building next to al-Yaziji Bakery in Tal al-Hawa neighborhood in Gaza city.  As a result, five were killed, including a mother and her child and another girl living in a nearby building. 
  17. her 5-year-old child Zaid Mohammed ‘Odah al-Telbani, 
  18. Wael ‘Abdel Karim ‘Ali ‘Issa (41)
  19. Hasan Mohammed ‘Ali al-Qahwaji (43) 
  20. At approximately 11:30, Israeli warplanes launched a missile at a civilian white Skoda car traveling on al-Moghrabi Street in central Gaza City.  As a result, 6 were killed, including the driver, a man and his wife who were inside the car, a civilian in front of his house and 2 other passers-by. Those killed were identified as the driver Mustafa Mazen Salem Kurdiyah (22); 
  21. Sa’id Hashim Sa’id al-Hatou (67) 
  22. and his wife Maysoun Zaki Hashem al-Hatou (55); 
  23. Mansour Yousif Hasan al-Dreimly (66), who was in front of his house in the area; 
  24. and Nader Mohammed al-Ghazali (47) 
  25. along with his nephew ‘Abdulsalam Mahmoud Nabih al-Ghazali (28), who were also from the same area.  Moreover, the children of Sa’id al-Hatou, Mohammed and Yara, were wounded.
  26. At approximately 21:00 on Tuesday, 11 May 2021, Israeli warplanes launched at least a missile at an agricultural land, southwest of Deir al-Balah.  As a result, 2 brothers were killed with shrapnel that hit different parts of their bodies when they were in a 14-dunum rented agricultural land that included 3 poultry farms, which belong to their father ‘Abdel Karim Mohammed Barakah and where they worked.  The 2 killed were identified as Monther ‘Abdel Karim Mohamed Barakah (21) 
  27. and his brother Manar (18), from al-Barouk neighborhood in Deir al-Balah.  At approximately 22:00, their bodies were taken to al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital.

5/10:

  1. Mohammad Ali Mohammad Nosseir, Jabalia
  2. Mohammad Abdullah Zidan Fayyad, Jabalia
  3. Ibrahim Yousef Atallah al-Masri, 10 years old, Beit Hanoun
  4. Yazin Sultan Atallah al-Masri, 1-year-old, Beit Hanoun
  5. Marwan Yousef Atallah al-Masri, 6, Beit Hanoun
  6. Rahaf Mohammad Atallah al-Masri, 10-year-old girl, Beit Hanoun
  7. Ahmad Mohammad Atallah al-Masri, 20, Beit Hanoun
  8. Saber Ibrahim Suleiman, 39, Jabalia
  9. his son Mohammad, 16, Jabalia
  10. Esmat Sha’ban az-Zein, 49, Jabalia
  11. Mousa Khalil az-Zein, 19, Jabalia
  12. Zakariya Ziad Alloush, 18, Jabalia
  13. Bashir Mohammad Alloush, 56, Jabalia
  14. Raed al-‘Abed Abu Warda, 27, Jabalia
  15. Nabil No’man Dardouna, 24, Jabalia
  16. Mustafa Mohammad Obeid, 17, Jabalia
  17.  Baraa’ Wisam Ahmad al-Gharabli (4) Jabalia
  18.  Hussein Munir Hussein Hamad (11), Beit Hanoun
  19. Mohammed ‘Ali Mohammed Nasir (24) , Beit Hanoun
  20. Ibrahim ‘Abdullah Mohammed Hasanein (16)

(Source /22.05.2021)

Has Palestine resistance won?

‘Israel’ endured a historic defeat at the hands of a unified Palestinian resistance

By Robert Inlakesh

When this Friday’s ceasefire was announced between Palestinian resistance groups and ‘Israel’, there was only one side celebrating, the Palestinians, who had taken to the streets to celebrate a historic defeat of Israel’s military machine.

During the 11-day conflict between Gaza and ‘Israel’, 248 Palestinians in Gaza were killed, according to the Gaza Health Ministry, this included 66 children, 39 women and 17 elderly people, in addition to 1,948 people having sustained injuries. On the Israeli side, 12 casualties were reported, it is unclear how many Israeli soldiers were killed as ‘Israel’ goes to great lengths to cover this up. Despite the disparity in death statistics, which clearly indicate much greater Palestinian suffering, Israel’s military and politicians were left utterly embarrassed and defeated.

A Unified Palestinian Resistance To Occupation & Netanyahu’s Political Failure

The Israeli aggression against the people of Jerusalem, specifically with its provocative attacks on worshippers at al Aqsa Mosque, its backing of far-right fascist settlers and the planned expulsions of Palestinians from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah, all triggered a nationwide Palestinian response.

For the first time, in such a forceful way, the Palestinian citizens of ‘Israel’ joined in with Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza, Jerusalem and the diaspora, to confront ‘Israel’ with all means necessary. National strikes, confrontations with settlers, mass non-violent demonstrations, riots, lone-wolf armed attacks and the unified armed groups in Gaza all piled on ‘Israel’.

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, had originally backed the hard-line settlers in their provocative actions in order to keep himself aligned with his Religious Zionism Party allies and to maintain support from right wingers in general. He had just lost his mandate to form a coalition, which was handed over to his rival Yair Lapid to form an anti-Netanyahu coalition, a task delayed due to recent tensions, along with the PM’s corruption trial. It seems that Netanyahu thought he would be able to buy time politically through an escalation with Palestinians, yet miscalculated the scale of the response and found himself in an embarrassing predicament. Instead of gathering more support, Netanyahu has instead now further divided the Israeli political scene and has entered a game of pointing fingers, whilst the right-wing is condemning him for his defeat.

The armed resistance from the Gaza Strip also proved more challenging for ‘Israel’ this time around also, no matter what ‘Israel’ did and up until the last moments before the ceasefire, the resistance was firing rockets. The armed groups also revealed new weapons technology, including dronesunmanned submarines and new rockets capable of hitting any part of historic Palestine. The armed groups also fired on Israeli warships, gas pipelines, ports, electrical facilities, chemical plants, airfields, military bases and even gave curfews to be followed for residents of Tel Aviv, along with forcing Israel’s airports to close.

The response to Israel’s aggression in Jerusalem was aimed to have ‘Israel’ abandon its settler march planned to raid al-Aqsa compound, the Palestinian resistance achieved the goal of stopping this march. The goal of forcing ‘Israel’ to accept that Palestinians will retaliate and put it in its place when Jerusalem is under attack, was also reached.

The Palestinians are now more unified than ever, with all Palestinians, regardless of their political affiliation, standing together in order to confront their occupier. The ceasefire was also agreed to without ‘Israel’ having achieved any victory against the Palestinian resistance in any of the territories, they simply backed off when confronted with the might of a unified people.

The Israeli “Ground Invasion” of Gaza

The important takeaway from the latest round of tensions is that ‘Israel’ failed to put a dent in any of the Palestinian armed groups and instead turned to targeting Palestinian civilians. ‘Israel’ failed to launch a ground invasion and after announcing it, only then to back track, attempted to paint their failure to do so as the result of a cunning plan to eliminate Hamas tunnel systems.

Much of the mainstream Western Press, which originally had taken the word of ‘Israel’ that its ground troops had entered Gaza, on May 14, also without hesitation published Israel’s excuse as to why it hadn’t done so. It was claimed by the Israeli military that there had been a “miscommunication”, which later turned into Israel’s “cunning plot” to allegedly deal a killer blow to Hamas and its tunnel system.

Israeli analysts, such as Channel 13 TV’s Or Heller, began to claim that ‘Israel’ had tricked Hamas into believing the ground invasion was coming through media reports and drew militants into their complex web of tunnel networks. Then as the Israeli military claimed, it destroyed the tunnels utilising 130 warplanes, bombing the tunnels for a period of 40 minutes.

It sounds like a triumphant story, but there’s one small problem, there isn’t any evidence to suggest this happened at all, in fact all of the evidence points to the contrary. ‘Israel’ did move its reservists close to the separation lines, but not actually “on the border”, they were nowhere to be seen close to the physical barriers. The confusion which was caused also by the countless excuses provided before ‘Israel’ got its narrative together, as to explain what happened, should also invite more scepticism.

‘Israel’, despite having 24 hour drone surveillance, could not provide a single photo proving this alleged destruction of “hundreds of kilometres” of the “metro” tunnel system, nor were there any combatant deaths reported in Gaza from the strikes. On top of this, anyone who was actually following the news cycle closely, or who lives in Gaza, knows that residential areas were heavily targeted during these strikes in the north of Gaza, around Beit Hanoun and Beit Lahia, causing civilian deaths. The strategy which was observed on the ground in Gaza did in fact look like a ground invasion strategy, that is, the Israeli military flattens everything in sight so that it can move its ground forces into an area. Then we have the Hamas sources which reported to al-Jazeera Arabic, that they had thwarted an Israeli attempt to launch a ground invasion.

The credibility of the Israeli military is also very low, it was able to even hide the deaths of at least 5 soldiers – killed in February of 2018 – by the Salahudeen brigades (Palestinian armed group), being forced to admit the incident only after the armed group released video showing the armed attack in the month of November. It also yet to release the proper statistics for its own military losses, soldier deaths, soldier injuries and most likely never will.

Then we next have to ask the question, if ‘Israel’ could actually pull off a successful ground operation, why didn’t it do so at any time. Why did the Israeli military also withdraw from most of the close by areas to the actual separation lines too, which has been shown by drone footage released by Palestinian armed factions? The answer is, ‘Israel’ cannot occupy Gaza and it understands that it likely can’t even defeat the ground forces of Hamas.

If ‘Israel’ had known where the tunnel system actually was, they would have had years to launch attacks on it and to prepare for confronting Hamas’ al-Qassam brigades and Islamic Jihads’ Saraya al-Quds, but resorted to killing civilians.

The truth is, Israel’s military are scared of entering Gaza, or even merely operating too close to Gaza. Israeli military and political leaders understand that high troop casualties will mean the end of them politically, so they do not dare risk it. This is the same case when it comes to dealing with Hezbollah in Lebanon, ‘Israel’ is petrified of confronting Lebanese Hezbollah, so much so that they place dummies along the border hoping to trick the enemy into striking dud targets so as to not escalate tensions.

If a ground invasion was possible, ‘Israel’ would have taken to this straight away, but it clearly was not. Israeli Premier, Benjamin Netanyahu, has been dealt a severe blow by this round of tensions and if a ground invasion would have been an option, he would have taken it to save his own political life.

Israel’s Only Real Military Strategy Was Targeting Civilians

The proof of what really happened is there, on the ground, in Gaza. Over 75,000 people displaced, around half of those killed were women and children, civilian infrastructure was also pummeled the most severely, not key military sites. Were there tunnels hit? Yes, but of real significance? No. ‘Israel’ bombarded areas like al-Wehda street in the more prosperous area of al-Rimal, in Gaza City, it also destroyed factories, agricultural landsmosques, malls, medical clinics, water purification sites, electrical sites, hit schools, bookstores and the list goes on.

After Israel’s announcement of a ground invasion amounted to nothing, the strategy had clearly been to beat down the spirits of the people of Gaza. When they had done massacring scores of innocent civilians, and only killing around roughly 40 members of Palestinian resistance armed wings, they realised that their military “operation”, called “Guardian of the Walls”, was leading nowhere and ‘Israel’ was looking for a way out.

It is also important to note that of the members of armed factions killed in Gaza, ‘Israel’ murdered most of them whilst they were at home and not actively fighting, which means these were not legitimate military targets, especially as some of them were at home with their families. Israeli PM Netanyahu announced, in his first speech after the ceasefire agreement was reached, that around “200 terrorists” had been killed, but even the Israeli public knows this to be a blatant lie. Statistically, it’s impossible for ‘Israel’ to argue it killed a significant number of Palestinian fighters and what is perhaps most ridiculous, is that Netanyahu used images of bombed roads to try and prove he destroyed significant tunnels.

The conclusion that can be drawn from recent events, is that a unified Palestinian people can successfully put the Israeli regime in its place and prevent it from crossing red-lines. A new political awakening has taken place, a new set of rules have been established. This moment, will go down in history as an important marker in the road to the liberation of Palestine and the establishment of Palestinian human rights.

(Source / 22.05.2021)

Resistance joint room: We will not stand idly by in the face of any Israeli assaults

Gaza (QNN)- The spokesperson for the joint operations room in Gaza, Abu Ahmad, on Friday said that all concerned sides should rein in the occupation state’s assaults against the Palestinian people and its holy places in Jerusalem, Sheikh Jarrah, Gaza, the West Bank, and everywhere.

In a press conference in Gaza, Abu Ahmad said that “the resistance will always have the final word and it will never stand idly by in the face of any assaults, injustice, or besiege by the occupations”.

“When we promised we fulfilled our promise, when we warned we proved it, and when we decided to join the battle we did and we imposed new rules on the occupier, which will have consequences if God wills”.

“We say to the enemy very clearly, “if you revert [to sinning], We shall revert [to chastising you]. Our hands are on our weapons’ triggers and our battle is not over yet. The [Israeli] arrogance can only be confronted by resilience, retaliation, and challenging”, he added.

(Source / 22.05.2021)

Resistance delivered four messages during Saif Al-Quds battle

DOHA, PALESTINOW.COM — Khaled Mishaal, Hamas’s leader abroad, said on Thursday that the resistance sent four messages during Saif Al-Quds battle: Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa are a red line, the Palestinian issue is indivisible, Palestinians have not and will not stop struggling despite the difficulties, and the “Zionist entity” will pay for its crimes against the Palestinians.

Mishaal, during the opening of a seminar by Al Jazeera Center for Studies and Al Jazeera Live, titled “The Palestinian issue on the 73rd anniversary of the Nakba”, added that there was an increase in the positive Arab position towards the Palestinian cause and some Arab leaders saw that it is time to repay the “Zionist entity”.

He pointed out that some western countries wanted to save the “Zionist entity” from the foolishness of its aggression and that the United States wanted to create new political bases in the region.

“Our nation interacted with the Saif Al-Quds battle and was united as all the Palestinian people joined the battle and they found creative ways of resistance that worried the Zionist entity”, he underlined.

Mishaal stressed that the resistance can accomplish its goals and can establish a strategy to liberate Palestine and Al-Aqsa. “There is a new Palestinian and Arab message to the western world: The Zionist entity is finished and we do not accept its occupation”, he noted.

(Source / 22.05.2021)

Palestinians proved to world that Jerusalem is a red line: Ismail Haneyya

DOHA, PALESTINOW.COM — Ismail Haneyya, Hamas’s leader, said on Friday that the Palestinian people everywhere have proven to the whole world that the Al-Aqsa Mosque is for Muslims and Jerusalem is a red line.

Haneyya added in a speech on the occasion of the victory of the Palestinians over the Israeli occupation in Saif Al-Quds battle that with the help of Allah the resistance on the land of Gaza was able to defend Jerusalem and to initiate a new page in the history of the Palestinian people.

He congratulated the Palestinians for this great victory recorded by the valiant resistance against the “Zionist enemy.”

The Hamas leader said that all Palestinian factions had dealt painful blows to the “Zionist enemy” that will have deep impact on its society, security, military institutions, and even on its future existence on the Palestinian land.

Haneyya saluted the resistance and its leaders and stressed that the Palestinians and the resistance will not retreat and will continue to march towards liberation of Jerusalem.

(Source / 22.05.2021)