While provoking worshipers, 134 Israeli settlers storm Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Dozens Israeli settlers broke into the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied Jerusalem today.

Under the occupation forces protection, 134 settlers and 5 Jewish students break into the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque during the morning break-in session.

Among the intruders was a former Israeli member of the Knesset, Rabbi Yehudah Glick.

The settlers entered through the Al-Mughrabi Gate and were provoking the Palestinian worshipers in the mosque courtyards by performing Talmudic prayers before they left it through the Al-Silsila Gate.

Israeli forces always attack and assault Palestinian worhipers at the courtyards of the Mosque with sound grenades, rubber bullets and pepper gas.

The forces also station at the gates of the mosque and deatin dozens of Palestinian young men and boys, after assaulting them.

Israeli occupation authorities allow settler incursions to the mosque since 2003, despite repeated objections and warnings by the Palestinian religious authorities as the visits provoke worshippers of the mosque.

Al-Aqsa Mosque is the third holiest site in Islam which located in occupied Jerusalem.

(Source / 03.06.2021)

Israeli forces close archeological site of Sebastia, making room for settlers’ intrusion

Nablus (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces today close the archeological site of Sebastia in Nablus in the occupied West Bank, in preparation for a settler intrusion.

Mohammad al-Azem, head of the Sebastia municipality, said a number of Israeli forces raided the town and proceeded to close the site, preventing Palestinians from entering it, to make room for the settler intrusion.

Al-Azem has said that Israel’s archeological activities in Palestinian territory aim to extend the policy of dispossessing Palestinians of their lands and cultural assets.

Al-Azem has also stressed that indigenous of Sebastia will not allow the Israeli occupation to one day steal their heritage and will confront every attempt to take over the lands.

Sebastia is an ancient town dating back 3,000 years. It extends over 5,000 dunums [1,235 acres] and is inhabited by 3,500 people. Herod the Great named the city Sebaste — meaning Augustus — in honor of Roman Emperor Augustus Caesar in 27 B.C.

The city, famous for its dozens of Roman archaeological pieces and sites, continuously faces attacks by Israeli settlers and the Israeli forces, who have their eyes set on its archaeological sites.

In November 2020, Israeli occupation authorities threatened to forcibly remove the 17-meter (56-feet) long Palestinian flagpole erected near the antiquities plaza in the village of Sebastia.

The plaza itself is located in Area B of the West Bank, which is under Palestinian civil control and Israeli military control. ‘Israel’ claims the flagpole provokes the settlers.

In the past years, ‘Israel’ has taken many illegal steps targeting Palestinian heritage sites.

There are nearly 700,000 Israeli settlers living in 256 illegal settlements and outposts scattered across the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Israeli settlements are illegal under international law.

(Source / 03.06.2021)

WHO: 200,000 Palestinians in need of health aid after Israel’s aggression on Gaza

Gaza Strip (QNN)- Officials from the United Nations and Red Cross have visited the besieged Gaza Strip to review the destruction from Israel’s 11-day bombardment, including damage to homes, schools, hospitals and other critical infrastructure.

In a statement on Wednesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned of “staggering health needs” across the occupied Palestinian territory, saying the aggression sparked further population displacement and exacerbated a prolonged humanitarian crisis.

“Over 77,000 people were internally displaced and around 30 health facilities have been damaged,” it said.

The WHO said it was “scaling up its response to provide health aid for almost 200,000 people in need”, across the occupied Palestinian territory, including the occupied West Bank.

“The situation is volatile. WHO remains concerned … and calls for unhindered access for humanitarian and development-related essential supplies and staff into Gaza and referral of patients out of Gaza whenever needed,” WHO’s Rik Peeperkorn said.

Meanwhile, the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) appealed for more than $16m to help the people in Gaza.

“Fear, anxiety and stress were the key words I heard repeatedly today,” ICRC head Robert Mardini told Al Jazeera after touring Gaza areas devastated by the Israeli bombardment.

“Even if the escalation was shorter than in previous situations, it will take years to rebuild what was damaged only in 11 days,” he said, calling for “a meaningful political solution to [end] this longstanding conflict”.

“In the meantime, we need to really step up our support in order to beef up the humanitarian response in the Gaza Strip in the short term.”

19 families in the Gaza Strip have been wiped off the population civil registry during Israel’s 11-day aggression, the Palestinian Health Ministry said, including 41 children and 25 women.

Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip started on May 10 and ended with a ceasefire brokered by mediator Egypt on May 21, killing at least 279 Palestinians, including 69 children and 40 women and injuring 1,910 others.

More than 90,000 Palestinians were displaced from their homes, and much of Gaza’s infrastructure and many residential buildings were completely destroyed or levelled.

Health centres, media offices, as well as schools were among the structures targeted during the 11-days of constant bombardment.

(Source / 03.06.2021)

Hamas Readiness to Hold “Indirect Negotiation” with Israel on Prisoner Swap Agreement

When Yahya Al-Sinwar bombed the occupation front with the number 1111

The head of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Yahya Al Sinwar, said “Over the next few days, an important meeting will be holding in Cairo with the aim of reaching some form of agreement on the prisoner swap issue. Al Sinwar commented saying that “we are placing ourselves and our Palestinian cause on the world table, we deserve to live, and our people deserve to have their rights restored. He added that “the date is near when the siege upon Gaza will be lifted, creating opportunities for well-being in the besieged Gaza Strip.

With regards to the prisoner exchange file, the head of the Hamas movement confirmed that the Palestinian resistance showed its might over the enemy and added that a great deal for the release of Palestinian prisoners is in the pipelines. He pointed out that this file had received a lot of effort, but due to the absence of the Israeli occupation government, things had come to a halt. However, he expressed the current readiness for negotiations to get things moving again. Sinwar said that they “categorically reject any conditions placed on the prisoner exchange issue, and that easing the blockade, and reconstruction of Gaza are separate issues.

He concluded his talk saying “We are confident that we will be able to succeed in acquiring our rights. He also said “I want to tell my people in Gaza something – remember number 1111. What the significance of this number is, I cannot divulge at this point in time but everyone should remember this number very well.”

Israel holds currently 5000 Palestinian prisoners in their jails. in 2012, Israel released 1027 Palestinian prisoners, including Yahya Sinwar, in a swap between them and Hamas in exchange to the Israeli soldier who got detained by Hamas.

(Source / 03.06.2021)

Palestinian man died after shot in the head by IOF two weeks ago

RAMALLAH, PALESTINOW.COM — The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday the martyrdom of Fadi Musa Washha, 34, from Birzeit town, north of Ramallah, after being seriously injured by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) two weeks ago.

Washha was shot by the IOF in his head with live ammunition during clashes that erupted at the northern entrance to Al-Bireh.

Local sources reported that the young man, Washha, was taken to the intensive care unit due to his severe injuries before he was proclaimed dead today.

(Source / 03.06.2021)

Two Qassam fighters martyred in explosion of bomb remnant in Gaza

GAZA, PALESTINOW.COM — Interior ministry spokesman Iyad al-Buzom said that two Palestinian resistance fighters were killed on Wednesday when an explosion occurred inside a military site in the central Gaza Strip.

In a press release, Buzom explained that blast happened during the dismantling of Israeli unexploded ordnance.

For its part, al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, said that two of its fighters died as they were working on dismantling a bomb remnant from the last Israeli aggression against Gaza.

The Brigades mourned its fighters, Ahmed Abu Hasira and Osamah Janina, and said they died after a blessed life full of struggle and sacrifices, asking Allah Almighty to accept them as martyrs, bestow His mercy upon them and make His Paradise their eternal dwelling.

(Source / 03.06.2021)