WEST BANK, (PIC) – An armed Jewish settler on Friday opened fire at three Palestinian children in the central occupied West Bank.
According to eyewitnesses, a settler driving a car arrived at the road junction of al-Ram town in northern Jerusalem and fired his gun at three kids in the area.
Luckily, none of the kids was hurt in the shooting attack.
In a separate incident, a horde of armed settlers from Kiryat Arab settlement opened fire on Friday evening at homes belonging to the family of Abu Sa’ifan in Wadi al-Hasin area, east of al-Khalil City. The shooting attack only caused property damage.
On Monday, Al-Emadi announced a deal reached with the PA, which agreed to pay the Qatari aid to low-income families and employees of the Hamas-run government in Gaza.
He said that the banks had refused to participate, fearing that they could be targeted by sanctions for transferring money to “terror groups”.
Following the end of the Israeli offensive on Gaza between 11 and 21 May, Qatar pledged $500 million to rebuild Gaza.
The PA rescinded the deal after a meeting with a number of US Congress members, including Chris Murphy, who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia and Counterterrorism.
Murphy, who also met with Israeli officials, said that he did not sense that the PA is strong enough to be involved in the aiding and reconstruction of Gaza. “So we’re gonna have to put together some international consortium,” Murphy explained.
Following the incident, the Israeli occupation police closed the gates of the Old City.
Eyewitnesses said that the Israeli occupation forces raided Jerusalem’s neighbourhood of Shu’fat, stormed Al-Joulani’s house and detained both of his brothers and sons.
This incident came amidst increasing Israeli settler raids of Al-Aqsa mosque in the Old City, disregarding the Muslims watching the Jewish settlers wandering freely inside the holiest place for Muslims in Palestine, while they are being banned or expelled from it.
A number of Israeli settlers opened fire on Friday evening on Palestinian homes and vehicles in the Old City of Hebron, south of the occupied West Bank, Anadolu Agency reported.
Journalist Jamal Es’efan disclosed that the Israeli settlers smashed three vehicles owned by the Al-Razm family as they carried out a provocative tour around Wadi Al-Hussein in the Old City.
Es’efan, according to Anadolu Agency, reported that the Israeli settlers later opened fire on his relative’s house, which is near to the illegal Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arba, causing much damage to the home.
He also said that another group of settlers attacked a house belonging to the Al-Ja’bari family in the same area and smashed the glass of the front façade of the house.
Lawyer and activist Odai Mansour said: “The message of the demonstrations is showing support for the prisoners inside the Israeli jails, where they suffer harsh conditions.”
Activist from Umm Al-Fahm Sirin Jabarin asserted: “Our action is against the occupation, Zionism and suppression. The issue of the prisoners woke us up again.”
In previous days, following the escape of six prisoners from the high-security Israeli prison of Gilboa, the Israel Prison Service took tight punishing measures against the prisoners across all Israeli prisons.
Rejecting Israeli aggression, the prisoners burnt several cells and clashed with the Israeli forces guarding the prisons.
Meanwhile, Israeli occupation forces set up hundreds of checkpoints across the occupied West Bank in order to prevent the relocation of the escaped prisoners to the occupied territories.
On Friday evening and Saturday morning, the Israeli occupation found and rearrested four of the escaped prisoners in two separate areas in Israel. The search for the remaining two is still ongoing.
Two additional Palestinian prisoners who escaped from Gilboa Prison last week have been found in Jabal Al-Tur, east of Nazareth, and were rearrested in the early hours of Saturday morning, Israeli media reported.
According to Israeli media, the two were identified as Zakaria Zubeidi, commander of Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, and Mohammed Al-Arida, the younger brother of Mahmoud Al-Arida, who was rearrested just hours earlier.
Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, four Palestinians and caused dozens to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation, in Kufur Qaddoum and Azzoun towns, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, during the weekly processions.
Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall & Colonies in Qalqilia, stated that dozens of Palestinians marched towards the town’s blockaded main road before the soldiers started firing at them.
He added that the soldiers shot three young men with rubber-coated steel bullets, and caused many others to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.
The Palestinians were marching while carrying Palestinian flags, and calling more solidarity with the political prisoners in Israeli detention camps, in addition to chanting for liberation and independence.
Kufur Qaddoum witnesses frequent Israeli invasions, assaults, and abductions as it continues to hold its weekly nonviolent processions against the illegal Annexation Wall and colonies, and against the closure of the main road, which was blockaded by the military eighteen years ago, to enable easy access for colonialist settlers driving to and from the Kedumim colony, built on private Palestinian lands.
In related news, the soldiers attacked Palestinian protesters at the northern road of Azzoun town, and fired many rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs at them, wounding a young man with a rubber-coated steel bullet.
The Israeli army also installed many roadblocks on all roads leading to Qalqilia city and surrounding villages and towns, leading to protests.
In occupied Jerusalem, Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian physician, identified as Dr. Hazem al-Jolani, 50, near Bab al-Asbat, one of the gates of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Israeli soldiers abducted, Friday, seven young Palestinian men in Sa’ir town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and injured two near Nablus, in northern West Bank.
Local sources in Hebron said the soldiers invaded the Rajem an-Naqa area, in the meadow of Sa’ir town, before abducting seven farmers, identified as Mohammad Ahmad Jabarin, Jalal Issa Jabarin, Luay Mohammad Jabarin, Raed Abdul-Rauf Jabarin, Tayyim Abdul-Rauf Jabarin, Mahmoud Mousa Jabarin, and Mohannad Monjid Jabarin.
The soldiers took the seven abducted Palestinians to a nearby military base; there were no protests in the area and the residents were just working on their lands.
In addition, media sources in Nablus said dozens of Palestinians held a procession in Osarin village, south of the city before the soldiers attacked them with rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.
Ahmad Jibril, the head of the Emergency Department at the Nablus branch of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said the medics provided treatment to two Palestinians, who suffered mild wounds.
Updated: Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, a Palestinian physician near Bab al-Asbat, one of the gates of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, after the army claimed that he “attempted to stab a soldier.”
A video by a Palestinian photojournalist, identified as Ibrahim Sinjilawi, revealed that, after the soldiers shot the Palestinian physician, they handcuffed him, and then a soldier placed his foot and then his knee on the wounded man’s back, despite his upper back gunshot wounds.
The soldiers could also be seen greeting each other, and one shaking another officer’s hand.
The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee stated that the slain man has been identified as Dr. Hazem al-Jolani, 50, and added that he suffered serious wounds before he was transferred to Hadassah Israeli medical center in Jerusalem, where he succumbed to his injuries.
The Israeli soldiers shot Dr. Hazem, from Shu’fat in Jerusalem, near Bab al-Majles in the Old City, and prevented the Palestinians, including medics, from approaching him, and later an Israeli ambulance arrived at the scene and took him to Hadassah.
He was officially pronounced dead due to his serious wounds, shortly after arriving in Hadassah.
It is worth mentioning that Dr. al-Jolani was specialized in physical therapy and served as the director of The Ryan College of Complementary Medicine in Jerusalem.
Furthermore, the soldiers abducted Mo’tasem al-Jolani, the brother of the slain Palestiunian dorctor.Israeli sources claimed Dr. Jolani allegedly “attempted to stab a soldier, before the army opened fire at him, causing serious wounds”, and added that the man was moved to Hadassah Ein Karem Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
The sources added that the injured soldier, 19, sustained a mild wound to the leg by a ricocheting bullet fired by the soldiers and was transferred to Shaare Zedek Medical Center In Jerusalem.
After the fatal shooting, the army and the police closed Bab al-Majles (The Council Gate) and the al-Waad Street leading to it, in addition to pushing dozens of soldiers, officers, undercover troops, and security agents in the entire area.
The army also closed all the gates of the Old City and installed dozens of military roadblocks.
Israel sources claimed that, while Palestinian protesters were present in the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, not far from the scene of the alleged stabbing attack, “there were no reports of confrontations with the soldiers or the police.”