Hundreds of Palestinians detained during violent Israeli raid on al-Aqsa Mosque

Occupied Palestine (QNN) – The Israeli occupation forces on Friday morning broke into the Qibli prayer hall in the al-Aqsa Mosque Compound and savagely assaulted the worshipers, before detaining hundreds of them.

Eyewitnesses said that the Israeli forces stormed the Al Qibli prayer hall inside Al-Aqsa Mosque, and fired sound grenades and rubber bullets directly at the worshippers inside it.

The eyewitnesses added the aim of the Israeli forces’ storming of the mosque is to empty it of almost all worshippers.

In the same context, the Israeli forces arrested at least 400 worshipers from the al-Aqsa Mosque, particularly from the Qibli prayer hall, during the raid, said Sheikh Omar al-Kiswani, the director of al-Aqsa Mosque.

“What happened today is an attack on all peaceful worshippers. This was a barbaric premeditated attack on worshippers,” al-Kiswani added.

The Palestinian Red Crescent said that it evacuated 152 injured worshipers from the al-Aqsa Mosque to nearby hospitals, including many with upper body wounds.

Over 152 Palestinians injured during violent Israeli raid on Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound

In addition, Al-Makassed hospital in occupied Jerusalem said that they had received 40 injured people from Al-Aqsa, two of them with critical injuries.

(Source / 15.04.2022)

Israeli Naval Forces Fire at Palestinian Fishermen in Gaza

Palestinian fishing boats and Israeli navy (archive image)

Israeli naval troops opened fire at Palestinian fishermen who were fishing in small boats near the coast of southern Gaza on Friday.

According to local sources, Israeli occupation navy boats targeted fishermen’s boats in the Khan Younis sea in the southern Gaza Strip, chasing the small boats with their enormous naval vessel and opening fire.

No injuries were reported, but the targeted fishermen were forced to speed back to shore to avoid being killed.

Although the Israeli military forces which occupy all of Palestine have agreed to allow Palestinian fishermen to conduct their fishing up to six nautical miles off the coast of Gaza, the Israeli navy patrols the water and frequently attacks fishermen who are well within the six mile limit.

This attack comes in the midst of several days of increased Israeli attacks on Palestinian civilians. In the first half of April alone, 17 Palestinians have been killed, including two children, by Israeli soldiers, and two Israelis have been killed by Palestinian gunmen.

(Source / 15.04.2022)

Updated: Israeli Soldiers Injure At least 90 Palestinians In Al-Aqsa, Jerusalem

Updated: Israeli soldiers injured, Friday dawn, at least ninety Palestinians, mainly to the upper body, including at least two who suffered serious wounds, in the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

Update: The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said the number of injuries is at least ninety Palestinians, including many medics and journalists.

At least two of the wounded suffered life-threatening injuries, including eight who are in the Intensive Care Unit at the al-Makassed Hospital in Jerusalem.

It stated most injuries are in the upper body and added that at twenty-seven Palestinians have been transferred to a few Palestinian hospitals and medical centers, in East Jerusalem.

The soldiers also shot and assaulted many Palestinian journalists, shooting one with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the head, and causing a fracture in the arm of another journalist.

The soldiers also invaded and ransacked the Al-Aqsa Mosque clinic and attacked many Palestinians.

The soldiers chased and assaulted many worshipers with batons in the courtyards of Al-Aqsa and closed all gates leading to the holy site in addition to isolating the al-Qibli Mosque without allowing the worshipers to leave.

Many injuries were reported in the al-Qibli Mosque after the soldiers smashed some of its windows and hurled gas bombs and concussion grenades into it.

The Israeli army also isolated the areas surrounding the holy site and prevented hundreds of Palestinians from reaching it before the soldiers stormed the holy compound and removed the Palestinians from it.

The invasion and attack started when dozens of worshippers nonviolent marched in the courtyards of the holy site to condemn the seriously escalating Israeli violations and the plans by illegal colonizers to invade it.

Media sources said dozens of soldiers invaded the courtyard of the holy site shortly after hundreds of Palestinians conducted dawn prayers, leading to protests.

They added that the soldiers fired a barrage of rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades at the worshipers, wounding at least fifty-nine, including one in critical condition.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said many medics and journalists were among the wounded Palestinians and said the soldiers chased many medics and tried to prevent them from providing treatment to the injured Palestinians.

Most of the wounded were injured in the upper body, especially after the soldiers attacked them with batons, the PRCS added.

The Israeli occupation army and the police also closed all gates leading to the holy sites, except for Bab Hotta, which the soldiers used during the invasion into the holy site.

The soldiers also caused damage to many windows of the Al-Qibli Mosque in the al-Aqsa compound after firing gas bombs and concussion grenades into it to force the worshipers out.

First Published on: Apr 15, 2022, at 08:07

(Source / 15.04.2022)

Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian Child Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers shot, Thursday night, a Palestinian child near the village of Abwein, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

Local sources said the soldiers invaded the main road leading to the nearby Sinjil village and attacked many Palestinians who protested the invasion.

The sources added that the soldiers fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades at the Palestinians.

Palestinian medics rushed a child to a hospital in Salfit in the central West Bank after the soldiers shot him with two live rounds in the arm and lower back.

The medics also provided treatment to dozens of Palestinians who suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, cuts, and bruises.

(Source / 15.04.2022)

Palestinian Child Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered In Jenin

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed, Friday dawn, the death of a Palestinian child from Kafr Dan village, northwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, who the Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured Thursday.

The Health Ministry said the child, Shawkat Kamal ‘Aabed, 17, was shot with a live round and was rushed to Ibn Sina Specialized Hospital in Jenin, where he succumbed to serious wounds.

Dozens of Palestinians during the ongoing Israeli invasions into the Jenin governorate, some remain in critical conditions.

His death brings the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli soldiers, Thursday, and Friday, to four after the army killed Fawwaz Ahmad Hamayel, 45, in Beita town south of Nablus, Sha’s Fuad Kamamji, 29, in Kafr Dan town, west of Jenin, and Mustafa Faisal Abu ar-Rob, 31, from Misilyah village, south of Jenin.

(Source / 15.04.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Kill Two Palestinians In Jenin

Israeli soldiers killed, Thursday morning, two young Palestinian men and injured at least six others, three seriously, in the Jenin governorate, in the northern part of the occupied West bank.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said dozens of soldiers invaded the al-Yamoun and Kafr Dan towns near Jenin, leading to protests before the soldiers shot six Palestinians with live fire and wounded many others with rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs.

Sha’s Fuad Kamaji

It added that two of three seriously injured Palestinians succumbed to their wounds at the hospital.

They have been identified as Sha’s Fuad Kamaji, 29, from Kafr Dan village, northwest of Jenin, and Mustafa Faisal Abu ar-Rob, 31, from Misilyah village, south of Jenin.

It is worth mentioning that Sha’s is the brother of Ayham Kamamji, one of six Palestinian detainees who escaped from the heavily fortified Gilboa’ Israeli prison in September 2021 before they were recaptured a week later.

Majd Kamamji, one of Sha’s brothers, said the soldiers detained him and his brothers Mohammad and Emad after the army failed to locate their brother Ahed when they tried to abduct him.

Mustafa Faisal Abu ar-Rob

“We were detained for several hours at a nearby meadow and did not know that the soldiers killed our brother Sha’s until after we were released,” Majd said.

Also Thursday, Fawwaz Hamayel, 45, who the soldiers shot with an expanding bullet in the chest, a day earlier, died from his serious wounds.

On Wednesday evening, the soldiers killed a child, Qussai Fuad Hamamra, 14, in Husan village, west of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. The child was killed not far from where the Israeli soldiers killed Ghada Ibrahim Ali Sabateen, 48, on April 10, 2022.

On Wednesday morning, the soldiers killed a Palestinian lawyer, Mohammad Hasan Assaf, 34, after firing many live rounds at his car in the Industrial Area in Nablus city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Qussai Hamamra

(Source / 15.04.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians, Attack Two Journalists, In Beita

Israeli soldiers injured, Thursday evening, dozens of Palestinians and attacked two journalists after detaining them in Beita town, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

The head of Beita Town Council, Mahmoud Barham, said dozens of soldiers gathered at the main entrance of Beita and closed it.

He added that many Palestinians protesting the invasion before the soldiers fired a barrage of gas bombs, concussion grenades, and rubber-coated steel bullets.

The soldiers also detained and assaulted two Palestine TV journalists, Shadia Bani Shams and Abbas Khabisa, and hurled insults at them while pushing them away and trying to prevent them from documenting the ongoing invasion.

Shadia said the soldiers were cursing at her and were trying to force her and her team to leave the area and stop documenting the unfolding events.

The soldiers were still gathered in the dozens at the entrance of Beita at the time of this report and were apparently preparing to invade the town.

On Thursday evening, the Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed the death of Fawwaz Hamayel, 36, who was shot and seriously injured, Wednesday when the Israeli soldiers with an expanding bullet in Beita.

On Wednesday morning, the soldiers killed a Palestinian lawyer, Mohammad Hasan Assaf, 34, after firing many live rounds at his car in the Industrial Area in Nablus city.

The soldiers also injured more than twenty-five Palestinians after shooting them with live rounds and rubber-coated steel bullets in several villages and towns in Nablus.

On Wednesday evening, the soldiers killed a child, Qussai Fuad Hamamra, 14, in Husan village, west of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. The child was killed not far from where the Israeli soldiers killed Ghada Ibrahim Ali Sabateen, 48, on April 10, 2022.

(Source / 15.04.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 39 Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted Thursday, at least thirty-nine Palestinians during massive invasions and violent searches of homes and property, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including the occupied capital, Jerusalem.

In Tulkarem, in the northern part of the West Bank, the soldiers abducted thirteen Palestinians from Nur Shams refugee camp, identified as No’man Bardaweel, Ismael Jaber, Sa’id Jaber, Ayed Abu Harb, Odai Sha’ban, Islam Fouda, Ehab al-Ashqar, Haitham Shehada, Ali Jaber, Anas Jaber, Mousa a-Masha, Ahmad al-Masha, and Hasan al-Masha.

In Jenin, in the northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted three siblings, Majd, Moharram, and Emad Kamamji, from Kafr Dan town, Mohammad Hafeth Sa’ayda, in addition to former political prisoner Zaki Mer’ey and his brothers Adnan and Ehab, from al-Yamoun town.

In Nablus, in the northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Bilal Eshteyya from Tal village, Amir Eshteyya from Rafidia, and Hamdi Dweikat from Balata al-Balad.

The soldiers also abducted Nidal Khaled Bani Odah, 21, from Tammoun town, south of Tubas in the northeastern West Bank, after stopping him at a military roadblock near Huwwara, south of Nablus.

In Ramallah, in the central West Bank, the soldiers abducted Hamza Saleh al-At’out from his home in the alp-Biereh nearby city.

In Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers Omar Ibrahim Mousa, 20, from his home in the al-Khader town, south of the city.

In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted Raed Hijazi from his home in the Old City, Mohammad Taha, 14, from Bab al-Amoud, Daoud Sbeitan from his home in the at-Tour town, east of Jerusalem, and Yahia Jabarin, who was taken prisoner near Al-Aqsa Mosque.

In Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, the soldiers abducted Mohammad Fadel Mahfouth, Abdullah Jihad Qawasmi, and former political prisoner Jibril Shaher al-Atrash.

The soldiers also abducted Obai Yousef Abu Mariya, Mahdi Mershed Awad, Amro Ala Abu Ayyash, from Beit Ummar town, in addition to Jamil Zama’ra and Mohammad Zama’ra from Halhoul, north and northeast of Hebron, and Nasim Taiseer at-Teety from the Al-Arroub refugee camp.

(Source / 15.04.2022)