Palestinian woman shot dead by Israeli forces in occupied West Bank

Occupied West Bank (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces shot and killed a Palestinian woman on Wednesday morning at the entrance of Al-Arroub refugee camp in the southern occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that the Israeli occupation soldiers, in the early morning hours on Wednesday, opened fire at the 31-year-old ex-detainee in Israeli prisons, Ghufran Warasna, critically injuring her in the chest.

The Red Crescent noted that the Israeli forces prevented medics from approaching her for 20 minutes of her critical injury before allowing them to transfer her to al-Ahli hospital, in the nearby Palestinian city of Hebron, where she was pronounced dead.

The Israeli forces claimed that Warasna approached an Israeli soldier while wielding a knife and was subsequently shot to death. The soldiers suffered no casualties, however.

Warasna was released from an Israeli prison this April.

Since the start of this year, Israeli forces have killed over 50 Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, including veteran journalist of Al Jazeera Shireen Abu Akleh and 13 children.

(Source / 01.06.2022)

Soldiers Demolish Home Of Wheelchair-Bound Man For Fifth Time

On Wednesday, Israeli soldiers demolished the home of a wheelchair-bound Palestinian man and his family in the al-Isawiya town in occupied Jerusalem for the fifth time since 1999.

The soldiers invaded the town and surrounded the home of Hatem Abu Ryala before forcing the family out and demolishing the property.

Hatem said his home was first demolished in 1999 and added that he has been paying excessively high fines and fees to the City Council in occupied Jerusalem, trying to get all the necessary permits and documents.

He paid dozens of thousands of Shekels in fines and legal fees and has a case that was still pending, awaiting a decision from the court today, but the army went ahead anyway and demolished the property.

During the demolition of his home, the soldiers assaulted him and his family, fracturing the army of one of his children.

The 200 square/meter home provided shelter to the Palestinian and eight family members.

Hatem told the Palestine TV that the soldiers also previously destroyed his wheelchair ramp and the street leading to his home several times.

It is worth mentioning that when the soldiers demolished his home for the first time in the year 2009, the soldiers assaulted him and his family and caused him to fall from a high altitude, an issue that led to paralysis due to fractures in his spinal cord.

“They don’t want us here, in Jerusalem, but despite our suffering and my constant struggle and personal difficulties, we are here to stay,” Hatem said, “My family is scattered, displaced, and attacked. However, we have no other option. This is our home, our land….”

(Source / 01.06.2022)

WAFA: “Israeli settlers beat herders, destroy crops south of Hebron”

HEBRON, Wednesday, June 01, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers today beat Palestinian herders and destroyed their crops in the al-Jawaya community in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, according to a local activist.

Rateb Jabour said that settlers, under military protection, assaulted Palestinian herders in al-Jawaya, one of the communities making up Masafer Yatta, and prevented them from reaching their pastures at gunpoint.

The settlers also grazed their cattle on wheat and barley crops cultivated by Palestinian farmers in the area.

Recently, Israel’s top court gave the army the green light to forcibly expel some 1,300 Palestinians living in twelve villages or hamlets making up the Masafer Yatta area, which relies heavily on animal husbandry as the main source of livelihood, marking one of the largest expulsions carried out by the State of Israel in recent decades.

Located in Area C of the West Bank, under full Israeli administrative and military control, the area has been subjected to repeated Israeli violations by settlers and soldiers targeting their main source of living – livestock.

It has been designated as a closed Israeli military zone for training since the 1980s and is accordingly referred to as Firing Zone 918.

Israeli violations against the area include the demolition of animal barns, homes and residential structures. Issuance of construction permits by Israel to local Palestinians in the area is non-existent.

(Source / 01.06.2022)

Army Abducts Seven Palestinians, Including Four Children, In Ramallah

On Wednesday dawn, Israel soldiers abducted seven Palestinians, including four children, in the Ramallah governorate, in the occupied West Bank.

The soldiers invaded Ras Karkar village, west of Ramallah, violently searched many homes, and abducted four children, Hamza Mohammad Nofal, 13, Mustafa Abdul-Latif Nofal, 13, Nasr Abdul-Fattah Nofal, 13, and Ahmad Luay Sam’an, 13.

The soldiers also invaded the al-Midya village west of Ramallah, searched homes, and abducted Ahmad Jihad Sadaqa, 27, and Kamal Rashad Sadaqa, 25.

In the nearby Beit Sira, the soldiers abducted Ahmad Yousef Anqawi, 26, from his home in the town and Abdul-Rahim Issa Abu Sarma, 62, from Beit Liqya.

(Source / 01.06.2022)

Updated: “Israeli Soldiers Kill A Young Palestinian Woman Near Hebron”

Updated: Israeli soldiers killed, Wednesday morning, a Palestinian woman at the entrance of the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

The slain woman has been identified as Ghofran Haroun Warasna, 31, from Shiokh al-Arroub village, northeast of Hebron.

Dr. Yousef Takrouri, the director of the Al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron, said the woman passed away before the medics could rush her to the hospital, adding that the doctors tried to revive her, but she succumbed to her serious wounds.

Dr. Yousef added that the soldiers shot Ghofran with a live round in the left side of her chest, under the armpit, adding that the bullet went through her heart and exited from the right side of her chest.

He also said the soldiers did not allow anybody to reach her and left her bleeding on the ground for twenty minutes before eventually allowing the Palestinian medics to reach her.

The slain young woman studied media and journalism at Hebron University and was active in documenting the Israeli military violations. In addition, she worked for at least three Radio stations in Hebron.

A few days ago, Ghofran started a new job at Dream Radio in Hebron and was on her way to work.

Her cousin, Yousef Warasna, said that he was heading to work in his car with his son, and was informed she was shot and killed.

An eyewitness said the woman was walking in the area heading to her work and did not attempt to attack the soldiers when they shot her near their military tower.

Palestinian Prime Minister Dr. Mohammad Shtayyeh condemned the Israeli crime and demanded the International Community act on prosecuting Israel for its ongoing and escalating violations against the civilians.

“This organized terrorism is encouraged by the absence of sanctions and punitive measures against the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine,” he said, “The lack of punishment means another crime will be committed…”.

“The International Criminal Court sent forty investigators to Ukraine in less than two months,” Dr. Shtayyeh stated, “Yet, nothing has been done to prosecute Israel for its crimes that have been ongoing for decades.”

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Soldiers Seriously Injure A Palestinian Woman In Hebron
 Jun 1, 2022 at 09:15

Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured, Wednesday morning, a Palestinian woman at the entrance of the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

The woman, who is still yet to be officially identified, is from the Shiokh al-Arroub area, northeast of Hebron.

She was shot at the entrance of Palestine Technical University – Kadoorie near the main entrance of the al-‘Arroub refugee camp.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said its medics rushed to the scene, but the soldiers stopped them and prevented them from approaching her to render the needed first aid for at least twenty minutes.

The PRCS added that the young woman was shot with a live round in the chest and is in a critical condition at the Al-Ahli Palestinian Hospital in Hebron.

The Israeli army claimed the soldiers shot the woman when she allegedly attempted to stab them, adding that the soldiers “neutralized the woman.” No soldiers were hurt in the purported attack.

In incidents of alleged stabbings or attempted stabbings, the Israeli army does not allow the Palestinian medics to approach the wounded and instead calls for an Israeli ambulance, leaving the wounded bleeding to “secure the scene” and ensure they have the person in custody regardless of their condition.

However, the soldiers allowed the Palestinian medics to transfer her to a Palestinian hospital in Hebron city instead of taking her to an Israeli hospital, an issue that casts serious doubts on the military allegations.

(Source / 01.06.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Bethlehem And Tulkarem

On Wednesday, Israeli soldiers abducted two Palestinians, including a former political prisoner, from Bethlehem and Tulkarem, in the occupied West Bank.

Several army jeeps invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, stormed and ransacked homes before abducting Jamal Salem Deeriyya, 15, and Wael Ahmad Deeriyya, 24.

The soldiers also invaded the Jenin refugee camp, in Jenin, in the northern West Bank, before breaking into and ransacking several homes.

Furthermore, the army abducted Nidal Sabbagh, from the Jenin refugee camp, after stopping him at a military roadblock near Tulkarem.

In addition, the army phoned former political prisoner Mohammad Shadi Jarrar, in addition to Ayman Jamal Abu ar-Rob, and summoned them for interrogation at the Salem military base west of Jenin.

(Source / 01.06.2022)

Israeli Navy Abducts Eight Fishermen In Southern Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, Tuesday evening, eight Palestinian fishermen near the shore of Rafah city, in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip.

Media sources said the navy attacked several fishing boats and fired live rounds, before abducting eight fishermen.

Five of the abducted fishermen have been identified as Mahmoud Ibrahim Abu Odah, Husein Mohammad Abu Odah, Mohammad Sa’id Abu Odah, Ibrahim Mohammad Abu Odah, and Mohammad Khaled Abu Odah. The navy also confiscated their boat.

It is worth mentioning that the navy has recently abducted and detained dozens of fishermen from Gaza territorial waters.

The attacks are part of constant Israeli violations against the Palestinians, especially the fishermenfarmersshepherds, and workers in the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip, and resulted in dozens of casualties, including fatalities, in addition to severe property damage and the confiscation of many boats after abducting the fishermen.

In March of last year, 2021, the Palestinian Interior Ministry in Gaza said Israeli mines were responsible for an explosion that led to the death of three fishermen.

(Source / 01.06.2022)