Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Child Near Bethlehem

On Tuesday night, Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian child in the Al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, south of the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

Medical sources have confirmed that the slain child has been identified as Mohammad Rezeq Salah Shehada, 14, adding that the Israeli soldiers shot him with live rounds.

Local activist Ahmad Salah said the soldiers, including undercover officers, invaded the Bakoush area in the western part of Al-Khader, leading to protests by local Palestinians. The army fired a barrage of live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades at the protesters, killing one and wounding several others.

After shooting the child, the soldiers prevented a Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance from reaching him.

A video from the scene shows the child on the ground with two soldiers near him after removing his clothes; one was standing near the child, and the other appeared to be listening if he had a heartbeat.

According to Israeli Ynet News, the Israeli army said in a statement that the soldiers spotted three Palestinians arriving in an area where they claimed that firebombs had been thrown at Israeli vehicles several times recently. The army alleged that the soldiers shot the child after throwing a Molotov cocktail.

It added that the soldiers “shot one of the suspects and provided treatment to him before he succumbed to his wounds.”

The child’s killing caused more protests in the town, and the soldiers fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

Contrary to the army’s claim, the child was shot in the town and not near the road where the army claimed that Palestinians had hurled the Molotov cocktails. Nevertheless, their invasion into al-Khader resulted in protests.

The soldiers also shot at least one Palestinian with a rubber-coated steel bullet and caused dozens to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation in the Nashash area in the western part of Al-Khader.

Palestinian factions and civil society institutions declared a one-day strike, including the closure of schools and stores, to mourn the slain child.

After his death, dozens of Palestinians marched in the town and chanted for ongoing resistance and steadfastness against the illegal Israeli occupation.

They also called for unity among all Palestinian factions to unite against this occupation until liberation, sovereignty, and independence are achieved for the Palestinian people.

The Palestinian Education Ministry also issued a statement mourning the child and declaring the closure of schools in the town for one day.

The Ministry said the slain child was a seventh-grade student at a government-run school in al-Khader.

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh denounced the escalating Israeli violations against unarmed civilians in the occupied West Bank and described the child’s killing as a premeditated murder carried out by an occupying force with no respect for human rights life or international law.

He added that the Israeli army is engaging in a policy of cold-blooded execution of Palestinians – a policy that he says is being encouraged by Israeli political leadership and the apathy of the International Community.

(Source / 23.02.2022)

Army Abducts Three Palestinians Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday evening, three Palestinians near Nablus in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Local sources said several army jeeps invaded Beit Furik town, east Nablus, and searched several homes.

The sources added that the soldiers abducted three young men identified as Karim Bakir, Nour Bakir, and Mustafa Mleitat.

In related news, the soldiers invaded the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah in the central West Bank city, leading to protests before injuring a young man in the face.

The soldiers also invaded a barbershop in the refugee camp, owned by Ahmad Sharaka and Ahmad Batanja, and ransacked it, causing excessive damage.

On Tuesday night, Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian child, Mohammad Rezeq Salah Shehada, 14, in the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, south of the occupied Palestinian capital city, Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

(Source / 23.02.2022)

Israeli Colonizers Cut 25 Olive Saplings Near Salfit

Illegal Israeli colonizers cut, on Tuesday evening, at least twenty-five olive saplings owned by a Palestinian in Kafr ed-Deek town, west of Salfit, in the central West Bank.

Media sources said the invaded orchard is owned by Mohammad Anwar and his family and added that the olive saplings were planted between three and ten years ago.

Mohammad said the family owns four Dunams of land subject to repeated violations by the colonizers who constantly try to illegally annex them to expand their colony, built on stolen Palestinian lands.

On Saturday night, illegal Israeli colonizers invaded olive orchards in Yasuf village before cutting and uprooting several olive trees and attacking shepherds in Qarawat Bani Hassan town, west of Salfit.

A week ago, Israeli soldiers razed Palestinian agricultural lands between Bidya and Kafr ad-Dik, west of Salfit.

(Source / 23.02.2022)

Soldiers Assault A Palestinian With Down Syndrome During A Wedding In Sheikh Jarrah

On Tuesday, Israeli soldiers attacked a Palestinian wedding celebration in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem before assaulting a Palestinian with Down Syndrome and detaining him.

A video released by Quds News Network shows the soldiers assaulting the terrified Palestinian shortly after he was clapping and dancing.

It added that dozens of soldiers invaded the wedding party and assaulted many Palestinians, including Mohammad, before dragging him out to abduct him.

The soldiers also injured three Palestinians, including one woman, before the Palestinians forced them to leave.

Palestinian medics provided the needed treatment to the wounded Palestinians and transferred Mohammad to a hospital in Jerusalem.

Palestinian human rights groups denounced the escalating Israeli violations, especially against people with special needs, and added that the army killed four special needs Palestinians in 2021.

It is worth mentioning that dozens of families in the neighborhood face displacement from their homes for Israel’s illegal colonialist activities and are constantly subject to attack and serious violations by the soldiers and the colonizers.

Sheikh Jarrah remains the target of dangerously escalating Israeli policies aiming at demolishing homes and removing at least 75 Palestinian families from their homes in the neighborhood to replace them with illegal colonialist settlers.

On Tuesday night, Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian child, identified as Mohammad Rezeq Salah Shehada, 14, in the Al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, in the West Bank.

(Source / 23.02.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twenty-Two Palestinians In West Bank

On Wednesday at dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded many parts of the occupied West Bank, searched and ransacked dozens of homes, and abducted twenty-two Palestinians, including former political prisoners and siblings.

The soldiers invaded and ransacked dozens of homes in several parts of the southern West Bank governorate of Hebron and interrogated many Palestinians before abducting thirteen.

The abducted Palestinians are Hamza Bassam Jawabra, Hamza Mohammad Jawabra, Ammar Mahmoud Jawabra, Maher Sha’ban Ra’ey, Yousef Walid Ra’ey, Hamza Mohammad Jawabra, Ihsan Banat and his son Adam, Mohammad Tafesh and his son Husam, from the al-Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron city, in addition to Mohammad Bader Zama’ra along with his sons Bader and Ezz, from Halhoul town, north of Hebron.

The soldiers also installed many roadblocks on Hebron’s northern roads, in addition to the main streets leading to the towns of Sa’ir, Yatta, and Halhoul, before stopping and searching dozens of cars, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.

In Ramallah, in the central West Bank, the soldiers invaded Deir Jarir village, east of the city, searched homes, and abducted a Birzeit University student, a former political prisoner, identified as Yahia Alawi.

In Jenin, in the northern West Bank, the soldiers invaded Jaba’ town, south of the city, searched homes, and abducted a former political prisoner, Islam Nazeeh Abu Oun.

The soldiers also invaded Faqqu’a, east of Jenin, leading to protests before a few Palestinians hurled pipe bombs at the military vehicles.

Furthermore, the soldiers invaded Beita town, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and abducted Abdul-Ghani Dweikat from his home.

It is worth mentioning that the Israeli army said Palestinian fighters fired many live rounds at army jeeps in Nablus and Jenin overnight.

In Qalqilia, also in northern West Bank, the soldiers invaded and searched the home of Mohammad Shreim before abducting him.

In addition, the soldiers invaded Qarawat Bani Hassan town, west of the central West Bank city of Salfit, before storming and ransacking many homes and abducted five Palestinians.

Media sources said the soldiers abducted Sadeq Rayyan, 20, Hassan Mustafa Mer’ery, 20, Arqam Mohammad Mer’ey, 32, Hosni Fawwaz Mer’ey, 33, and Bilal Ali ‘Aasi, 23.

The soldiers also confiscated the ID card, and mobile phone of Fayyaz Rayyan, the brother of Sadeq was among the abducted five Palestinians.

On Tuesday night, the soldiers killed a Palestinian child, Mohammad Rezeq Salah Shehada, 14, in the Al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, south of the occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank, after shooting him with live rounds.

(Source / 23.02.2022)

Israeli Army Demolishes Four Residential Sheds Near Hebron

On Wednesday, Israeli soldiers demolished four residential sheds in Shu’ab al-Batem village, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Fuad al-Amour, the Protection and Steadfastness Committees coordinator in Masafer Yatta and Southern Hebron Hills, said the soldiers demolished four residential structures made of bricks and tin.

He added that the structures are owned by Mohammad Ahmad Jabarin and his brother Yousef and Othman Mohammad Jabarin and Khaled Khalil Jabarin.

Al-Amour stated that the sheds provided shelter for at least forty Palestinians, mostly children, and were demolished to create space for expanding the illegal Avigal colony, built on stolen Palestinian lands.

Soldiers Assault A Palestinian With Down Syndrome During A Wedding In Sheikh Jarrah|

He called on regional and international human rights groups and legal institutions to intervene and end the seriously escalating Israeli violations.

On Tuesday night, Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian child, Mohammad Rezeq Salah Shehada, 14, in the Al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem.

On Tuesday evening, Illegal Israeli colonizers cut at least twenty-five olive saplings owned by a Palestinian in Kafr ed-Deek town, west of Salfit, in the central West Bank.

(Source / 23.02.2022)

Soldiers Abduct Eleven Women, Four Children, In Jerusalem

On Wednesday, Israeli soldiers abducted eleven Palestinian women and four children near Bab al-Amoud while heading to Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem.

Media sources said the soldiers stopped the Palestinians near Bab al-Amoud and searched them while examining their ID cards.

They added that the women and children are from several parts of the occupied West Bank and came to Jerusalem to visit the holy city and pray in Al-Aqsa.

The Israeli army said the women and children did not carry permits to enter Jerusalem.

Palestinians from several parts of the West Bank who are detained by the army or the police in occupied Jerusalem for not obtaining permits are usually held for a few days or are forced out of the occupied city.

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On Wednesday at dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded many parts of the occupied West Bank, searched and ransacked dozens of homes, and abducted twenty-two Palestinians, including former political prisoners and siblings.

On Tuesday night, Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian child, Mohammad Rezeq Salah Shehada, 14, in the Al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem.

(Source / 23.02.2022)

Settlers and Soldiers Block Students from School for a Third Consecutive Day

For a third consecutive day, Israeli soldiers and settlers, on Wednesday, obstructed the Palestinian students from reaching their school in Al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya village, according to the the Palestinian News & Information Agency (WAFA) reported.

The students of the Al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya village, located south of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank, have witnessed an escalation in the harassment and interference by the illegal settlers and occupation army, causing disruption to their education.

WAFA correspondent stated that illegal colonists gathered at the Ramallah-Nablus road, near the school and the army then set up barriers on the road, preventing the students from reaching their school, depriving them of their right to education.

Many parents and citizens assembled at the site to counteract the settlers’ attempt to block the students’ passage, but were unable to ensure their safe arrival at school.

On Monday and Tuesday, the settlers and soldiers blocked the students, prevented them from arriving at school, protecting the illegal colonists and causing Palestinian civilians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

(Source / 23.02.2022)