Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian With Special Needs Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers shot, Sunday, a young Palestinian man with special needs, east of Bethlehem, south of the occupied capital Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

Medical sources said the young man has been identified as Omar Mousa Hasan Shalalda, 25.

They added that Shalalda was shot with a live round in the leg before Palestinian medics rushed him to Beit Jala governmental hospital.

In related news, the soldiers shot a young Palestinian man at the container military roadblock, southeast of Jerusalem.

(Source / 22.08.2021)

Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian Near Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers shot, on Sunday morning, a young Palestinian man at the container military roadblock, southeast of the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

The name and the condition of the Palestinian remain unknown, as the soldiers closed the area, and later an Israeli ambulance took him to a hospital.

Israeli sources only said that the wounded young man in 25 years of age, while the army claimed the Palestinian was shot when he walked through a lane that is only meant for vehicles, not pedestrians.

The army claimed that soldiers shouted at him to stop, but he allegedly continued walking before the soldiers shot him. The wounded young man did not attack or attempt to attack the soldiers.

(Source / 22.08.2021)

Israeli Army Bombards Gaza, Attacks Fishermen

The Israeli army fired, late on Saturday at night, many missiles into several areas in the Gaza Strip, causing severe damage, while Israeli navy ships opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats.

Media sources said the Israeli Airforce fired at least six missiles into a building in the Sheikh Ejleen area, southwest of Gaza city, completely leveling it and causing serious damage to surrounding homes.

The Israeli Airforce also fired four missiles into another area in the Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza, destroying it and causing damage to surrounding homes and buildings.

Furthermore, Israeli navy ships fired sporadic roads of live fire at Palestinian fishing boats near the coast of Gaza city, causing damage.

Eyewitnesses said the boats were fishing less than three nautical miles from the shore and added that the fishermen had to sail back to the shore due to the Israeli violations.

On Saturday, the Israeli army injured more than 41 unarmed Palestinians, most of them with live fire.

Medical sources said that, among the wounded, is a child only 13 years of age, who remains in a critical condition due to his gunshot wounds to the head.

Israeli media sources said one soldier was shot and seriously injured during the protests.

(Source / 22.08.2021)

Israeli settlers break into Al-Aqsa Mosque, forces detain 2 Palestinians

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Dozens Israeli settlers broke into the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied Jerusalem earlier on Sunday under the protection of the occupation forces who detained two Palestinians.

Over 80 Israeli settlers broke into the courtyard of Al-Aqsa Mosque during the morning break-in session under the occupation forces protection.

The settlers entered through the Damascus Gate- which Palestinians call Bab al-Amoud Gate- provoking the Palestinian worshipers in the mosque courtyards by performing Talmudic prayers.

While allowing settler incursions of the mosque, the forces also detained today two Palestinian men at Bab Huta, one of the mosque gates, while preventing them from entering the mosque.

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

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 detain dozens of Palestinian young men and boys, after assaulting them.

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

(Source / 22.08.2021)

Video| Israeli forces demolish Palestinian houses in Umm al-Fahm

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces earlier on Sunday started demolishing several Palestinian-owned houses in Swisa neighborhood in Umm al-Fahm city in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories.

Local sources said the Israeli forces escorted bulldozers to the Swisa after raiding it and started demolishing two houses belonging to the Jabbarin family under the pretext of lacking an Israeli-issued construction permit.

In May 2021, the Israeli occupation handed notices ordering the demolitions of 25 Palestinian homes in Swisa and Wadi al-Harmia neighborhoods near Umm al-Fahm.

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·Israeli occupation forces demolish #Palestinian-owned homes in the neighborhood of Swisa in the city of Umm al-Fahm, in 1948-occupied Palestine, today.


(Source / 22.08.2021)

9 Palestinian prisoner in Israeli jails continue hunger strike

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- 9 Palestinian prisoners remain in an open hunger strike in protest of their unfair administrative detention in Israeli jails without a charge or trial.

The Palestinian Commission of Detainees’ and ex-Detainees’ Affairs said on Sunday that 9 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails continue their hunger strike; the longest hunger-striker is 40-year-old Salem Ziadat who has been on hunger strike for 42 days. Mujahed Hamed is the second longest hunger-striker as he has been on hunger strike for 40 days.

On Friday, June 20, after 36 days of hunger strike, Ra’fat Daraweeh broke his hunger strike after reaching an agreement with the Israeli occupation authorities to release him on December 9.

Until June 8, the number of the prisoners who started a hunger strike was 13, on June 12, the number became 12, and one June 17, the number of the hunger-striking prisoners became 9. On June 19, with another two Palestinian prisoners who have started hunger strike, the number became 11.

The 9 hunger-striking prisoners are:

Akram Fasfous (18 days of hunger strike)
Ahmad Hamamra (23 days of hunger strike)
Kayed Fasfous (39 days of hunger strike)
Alaa Al-A’raj (15 days of hunger strike)
Salem Zeidat (42 days of hunger strike)
Mujahed Hamed (40 days of hunger strike)
Miqdad al-Kawasma (32 days of hunger strike)
Hisham abu Hawash (6 days of hunger strike)
Omar al-Jabari (5 days of hunger strike)

The hunger-striking detainees’ health condition is deteriorating, according to the Commission, as it said the detainees have been suffering from powerful fatigue, exhaustion, headache and weight loss.

Around 40 Palestinian detainees started hunger strike since the start of 2021, in protest against Israel’s detention without a charge or trial.

Administrative detention is illegal under international law, however, the occupation state uses it to repress the Palestinian people.

‘Israel’ routinely uses administrative detention and has, over the years, placed thousands of Palestinians behind bars for periods ranging from several months to several years, without charging them, without telling them what they are accused of, and without disclosing the alleged evidence to them or to their lawyers.

Thus, the hunger strike is a method of a non-violent resistance which the prisoners use to protect their lives and their fundamental rights and a response to the occupation racist policies which they face in the prisons.

There are 4,850 Palestinian political prisoners held in Israeli jails, among the prisoners are 540 administrative detainees held without charge or trial, 225 child prisoners and 41 female prisoners.

In June only, 615 Palestinians, including 92 minors and 24 women, were detained by Israeli occupation, while 100 administrative detention orders were issued.

In 2020 only, the Israeli occupation forces arrested 4,634 Palestinians, among them 543 children and 128 women, in addition to issuing 1,114 administrative detention orders.

By the end of March 2021, the number of Palestinian prisoners and detainees reached 4,450, including 37 women, 140 children, and 440 administrative detainees.

By the end of May 2021, the number of Palestinian prisoners and detainees in Israeli jails reached 4,277 Palestinians, including 435 administrative detainees.

(Source / 22.08.2021)

Israeli forces chase, detain dozens Palestinian workers heading to workplaces

Tulkarm (QNN)- Dozens of Palestinian workers were chased out and briefly detained near Far’un town in Tulkarm in the occupied West Bank by Israeli occupation forces earlier on Sunday while attempting to reach their workplaces.

Local sources said the Israeli forces chased dozens of Palestinian workers and detained them near the apartheid wall earlier today as they were heading to their workplaces in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories.

Due to the lack of job opportunities in the West Bank, some Palestinians are forced to look for employment in Israeli-occupied Palestine in order to make a living.

However, entrance into the Israeli-occupied Palestine requires that Palestinians from the West Bank apply for entry permits, which are virtually impossible to obtain.

As a result, Palestinian workers from the West Bank regularly attempt to cross the apartheid Wall without a permit, putting them at risk of being arrested or attacked by Israeli occupation forces.

Since 2002, ‘Israel’ has been constructing a wall that stretches for more than 700 kilometres, annexing Palestinian land inside the occupied West Bank. This wall is known as separation wall or apartheid wall.

(Source / 22.08.2021)

PA arrests 21 Palestinians over protesting against its killing of Nizar Banat

Ramallah (QNN)- Several Palestinians were arrested yesterday by the Palestinian Authority for participating in a protest in Ramallah against the PA’s killing and assassination of Nizar Banat last June.

At least 21 Palestinians, most of them intellectuals, activists and former prisoners in Israeli detentions, were arrested on Saturday night by the PA’s forces following their participation in a protest in al-Manara Square in central Ramallah against the killing of Nizar Banat, an outspoken critic of the PA who had intended to run in parliamentary elections before they were cancelled earlier this year.

The protestors called to conduct a comprehensive investigation into what happened and to ensure that those responsible for Banat’s death were punished.

Among those who were arrested by the PA forces, is Maher Al-Akhras, who was released last November from the Israeli jails after entering a hunger strike for 103 days.

Al-Akhras was brutally assaulted by the PA forces during his arrest yesterday as he was rushed to the hospital to get medical treatment.

In response, the families of those who were arrested have been protesting at the PA headquarters since last night against the PA’s arrest of their sons, calling to release them.

Nizar Banat’s killing by Palestinian Authority forces has been met with anger on the streets and condemnation from Palestinian factions and human rights organizations.

Earlier in June, Banat was killed by the PA forces as his health deteriorated when a force of the security services went to arrest him from his home.

It said he was taken to a hospital where he was later announced dead, as around 25 Palestinian security forces stormed the home where Nizar was staying, blowing out doors and windows, beating Nizar with an iron bar and sprayed pepper spray in his eyes before undressing him and dragging him away to a vehicle.

(Source / 22.08.2021)

Hamas: Israel’s airstrikes a renewed attempt to cover up its failure

Days of Palestine – Gaza – The Hamas Movement described Israel’s aerial attacks on Gaza last night as “a renewed attempt to cover up its failure to stand in the face of the Gazan people and their valiant resistance.”

“It is obvious that the Israeli occupation has miscalculated the situation, ignored the message of our people and their resistance factions, and started firing live ammunition directly at them, including journalists and children, wounding dozens of them,” Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said in press remarks on Sunday.

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“With steadfastness and resolve, Gaza has risen once again for the Aqsa Mosque and the holy sites and made the enemy taste some of its fire. Our great people alongside their resistance will certainly win, and the occupation and its blockade will come to an end,” spokesman Barhoum added.

In a related context, the Israeli occupation army on Sunday announced it had bolstered its Gaza front with additional troops after its border forces on Saturday intensively fired live ammunition at young men and wounded many of them as they were rallying on the border to protest Israel’s inhumane blockade and to mark the 52nd Aqsa arson attack anniversary.

Read More: Hamas warns of renewed tension if Israel persists in blockading Gaza

One Israeli border soldier was critically injured in his head during the events when a Gazan young man with a pistol opened fire at him through a hole in the security concrete wall. Israeli snipers used such holes during the clashes to open fire at Palestinian protesters.

At least 41 young protesters, including kids, were injured by Israeli live ammunition during the events, two of them critically, according to the health ministry in Gaza.

In response to the injury of this one soldier, the Israeli occupation army decided to escalate the tension with overnight airstrikes on Gaza.

Tensions have risen between Hamas and the occupation state in recent weeks as mediated talks to strengthen the ceasefire appeared to hit a brick wall as a result of the Israeli government’s intransigence and its unwillingness to lift or ease the siege on Gaza.

(Source / 22.08.2021)

Breaking| 17 Palestinians wounded as Israeli forces open their fires near Gaza border

Days of Palestine – Gaza – Israeli occupation forces today, Saturday, opened their fire toward the Palestinians who took place in the peaceful demonstration in the memorizing of the 52nd anniversary of the burning of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Local sources said that 17 young men were injured by live bullets and suffocated, as the Israeli occupation forces suppressed the participants in the “The Sword of Jerusalem Will Not Sheath” festival, organized by Palestinian factions east of Gaza City.

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The Director of Al-Shifa Medical Complex, Dr. Muhammad Abu Salmiya, stated that 17 injuries arrived in the complex from eastern Gaza; most of them were shot in the lower limbs.

During an interview with the local Al-Aqsa radio, he indicated a severe injury to the neck that was taken to the operating room.

Read More: 14 Palestinian prisoners continue their open hunger strike

(Source / 22.08.2021)