Israeli Troops Abduct 11 Palestinians, Including Children

Israeli troops in night raid (archive image)

In pre-dawn raids on Monday, Israeli forces abducted 11 Palestinians from different parts of the West Bank.

In Jenin, Israeli forces abducted four young men from the town of Rummana, identified as: Rawad Wissam Sbeihat, Ihab Nabil Mahajneh, Jihad Muhammad al-Amour, and Ibrahim Muhammad Shawqi al-Amour. Rummana has been under strict closure, with no one allowed to leave home since Israeli forces invaded the town Thursday claiming that two young men from Rummana were responsible for a terrorist attack in Elad, Israel on Thrsday in which three Israelis were killed.

From Ramallah, Israeli forces abducted the freed prisoner Mahmoud Imad Al-Rimawi (22 years), from Beit Rima, and the young man Nadim Al-Naasan from Al-Mughayyir, after beating him and smashing his vehicle.

From Nablus, Israeli forces abducted Ibrahim Hashash (17 years), Mustafa Quneis (20 years), from the Jawad area in Beit Jala, and Adnan Shamasneh from Qatana, northwest of Jerusalem.

From Hebron, Israeli forces abducted the 16-year-old boy from Al-Fawwar refugee camp, Islam Hassan Al-Ra’i, and from Salfit District, Saher Ammar Mar’i from Qarawat Bani Hassan.

(Source / 09.05.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Kill Palestinian Near Tulkarem

In the second killing on Sunday evening, Israeli forces shot and killed Mahmoud Sami Khalil Arram, 27, near the Jabara military checkpoint, south of Tulkarem in the northern West Bank.

Arram was from Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and had come to the West Bank in 2019 to treat a medical condition.

Palestinians from the Gaza Strip are rarely, if ever, allowed to enter the West Bank. This utter separation of the two Palestinian Territories has ripped apart families and kept the Palestinian people divided, unable to meet in person across the Israeli-controlled barrier.

Security fence near Tulkarem (image from Ma'an)

The Israeli military claimed that Aram was shot while trying to cross through a hole in the illegal Annexation Wall near Jabara.

In a statement, military officials claimed that soldiers “spotted a person who attempted to illegally cross the security fence” near the city of Tulkarem and fired at him.

It added that the soldiers shot at him in what the army called “in accordance with procedures.”

The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed the identity of the deceased as Mahmoud Arram. He was taken to the Sheba Hospital in central Israel, where he died of his wounds.

The Palestinian Wafa news agency reported that Israeli troops shot and killed Arram near the Jabara military checkpoint.

His uncle said Mahmoud was receiving treatment for his eye, and due to the difficulty in returning to Gaza and leaving it again for his medical appointments, he decided to stay in Jericho until he finished his medical treatment.

The uncle added that Mahmoud had received treatment for the last three years. “He has appointments for his treatment and was hoping to finish his treatments and be able to come back to Gaza.”

“This is heartbreaking, devastating to all of us,” he added, “Mahmoud wasn’t a threat to anybody and just needed to finish his treatment. We are hoping Israel will transfer his body to us in Khan Younis so that we can give him a proper burial.”

The Israeli army repeatedly at Palestinians, especially workers, who are trying to reach their destinations, such as work or hospitals, through breaches of the illegal Annexation Wall.

This shooting of Arram came just after Israeli forces stationed in the southern part of the West Bank shot and killed a Palestinian teen there, claiming that he had trespassed onto the land of the illegal colonial settlement of Tuqu’.

(Source / 09.05.2022)

18-Year Old Palestinian Killed by Israeli Forces near Bethlehem

On Sunday evening, Israeli forces opened fire on a Palestinian youth near the illegal Israeli colonial settlement of Tuqu’, east of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, killing him.

The youth who was killed was identified as 18-year-old Mo’tasem Mohammad Atallah, from the town of Harmala, east of Bethlehem.

The Israeli military claimed that the young man had infiltrated the colony’s land, and was “trespassing on the private property of a resident”. After killing him, the soldiers found a knife in Atallah’s pocket and claimed that was their justification for killing him.

The army then issued an order to all of the illegal Israeli settlers living in the colony of Tuqu’ to stay in their homes, saying (without evidence) that they suspected a terrorist attack was underway.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health did not confirm the identity of the young man, but the Palestinian Authority acknowledged that a young man had been killed, without confirming his identity.

Israeli paper Yedioth Ahronoth reported that “a Palestinian who infiltrated the Tekoa settlement was shot, and he was neutralized”, adding that, “the residents of Tekoa ‘ were instructed to stay in their homes for fear of infiltration into the settlement after a suspect entered a house in the settlement and was shot.” The paper also reported that Atallah was one of four young men who had entered the settlement.

No other Palestinians were apprehended. No Israelis were injured.

The killing of Atallah came after a week of lockdown in the West Bank and Gaza Strip by the Israeli military forces which run the two Palestinian Territories under martial law.

On Sunday, following a security assessment, Israeli military officials decided to reopen the crossings which had been closed for the past week – first in preparation for Jewish holidays, then, after an attack in Elad, Israel which left three Israelis dead on Thursday. The closure remained in place for residents of the village of Rommana, in the northern West Bank, which is home to the two Palestinians suspected of carrying out the Elad attack.

Also Sunday evening, another Palestinian young man was killed by Israeli forces near Tulkarem. He was identified as Mahmoud Sami Khalil Aram.

(Source / 09.05.2022)

Soldiers Seriously Injure A Palestinian In Jerusalem

On Sunday, Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured a young Palestinian in a police post in Bab al-Amoud in occupied Jerusalem after alleging stabbing officers.

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center In Silwan (Silwanic) said the young man Nathir Dar Ali, 20, from Abwein village, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, was shot in the security post after the soldiers detained him.

The Israeli police said the Palestinian allegedly stabbed and moderately injured an officer before he was shot.

After the incident, the police attacked many Palestinians and used the military canines to attack people before forcing them onto the ground and searching them.

Attorney Khaldoun Najm said the Palestinian was shot with several live rounds, including the neck, shoulder, and legs, and was left bleeding without medical before Israeli medics moved him to Hadassah Ein Karem hospital.

Hundreds of soldiers, police and undercover officers were deployed in several parts of the city, especially Bab al-Amoud, Sultan Suleiman Street, Bab as-Sahera, and Misrara.

The soldiers and the officers detained and attacked many Palestinians and installed roadblocks, in addition to preventing the Palestinians from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Old City.

The soldiers also attacked and abducted three Palestinians in Silwan, south of Al-Aqsa Mosque, in addition to detaining a father and his child.

(Source / 09.05.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Attack A Palestinian Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers attacked Sunday evening, a Palestinian man in the Masafer Yatta area, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Rateb Jabour, the Protection & Steadfastness Committees coordinator in Masafer Yatta, said the soldiers invaded the Tiwani area and tried to demolish a residential structure.

Jabour said the structure’s owner, Bassel al-Adra, tried to stop the soldiers from destroying his tin structure before they started assaulting him.

The Palestinian suffered various lacerations and bruises and was rushed to the Yatta governmental hospital.

(Source / 09.05.2022)

Israeli Colonizers Injure A Palestinian In Nablus

On Sunday evening, illegal Israeli colonizers injured a Palestinian man south of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Osama Ayed Ebdah, 50, said the colonizers hurled stones at his car while driving near Douma village, south of Nablus.

He added that he was injured in the lower jaw and suffered cuts and bruises, especially from fragments of the windshield on his car.

The Palestinian managed to speed away and drove himself to Yasser Arafat hospital in Nablus.

(Source / 09.05.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Shoot A Child Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers shot, Sunday evening, a Palestinian child in the Al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank.

Local nonviolent activist, Ahmad Salah, said many army jeeps invaded the at-Tal area in the town, leading to protests.

Salah added that the soldiers fired live rounds, including expanding bullets, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs.

Medical sources have confirmed that the soldiers shot a child, 15, with a Dumdum expanding bullet in the leg before he was rushed to Beit Jala governmental hospital.

(Source / 09.05.2022)

Army Arrests Two Palestinians Believed To Be Behind Elad Attack

On Sunday, the Israeli army said it managed to arrest the two Palestinians believed to be behind the deadly attack in Elad, near Tel Aviv, on Thursday evening.

The army said the arrest was part of a four-day search campaign in cooperation with various military, security, and police agencies.

The two Palestinians, As’ad Refa’ey, 19, and Sobhi Sbeihat, 20, from Rommana town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, were arrested near Tel Aviv.

A joint statement by the Israeli army, the police, and the Shin Bet Security Agency said that the two Palestinians were hiding less than a mile from where the attack, which led to the death of three Israelis, took place.

The statement said that the Palestinians were taken prisoner in a forested area not far from El’ad and that the “two allegedly admitted after their capture that they were behind the attack”. The police also found the axe that was reportedly used in the attack.

Israeli Ynet News said the two, who were taken prisoner Sunday morning, were hiding behind a bush in a quarry near Elad, and for the entire sixty-hour manhunt, they were unable to eat or drink.

The three Israelis killed in the attack were identified as Boaz Gol, Yonatan Havakuk, and Oren Ben Yiftah.

(Source / 09.05.2022)