Palestinian worker fatally shot by Israeli gunfire near apartheid wall

Picture of Nabil Ahmad Ghanem, a 53-year-old Palestinian man who was shot dead by Israeli gunfire near the apartheid wall on June 19, 2022 while he was heading to his workplace

Qalqilia (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces shot and killed a Palestinian worker heading to his workplace near the apaetheid wall, south of the occupied West Bank city of Qalqilia on Sunday.

The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that 53-year-old Palestinian Nabil Ghanem from the city of Nablus was shot dead by Israeli gunfire while he was heading to his workplace inside the 1948-occupied territories.

The martyr’s body is now withheld by the Israeli occupation forces at an Israeli hospital in Kefar Saba, local sources reported.

The Israeli occupation forces claimed in a statement that the soldiers “shot and wounded a suspect who tried to infiltrate through the wall near Qalqilya into the Green Line, where he was transferred to the hospital in critical condition, and there the doctors announced his death”.

Due to the lack of job opportunities in the occupied West Bank, some Palestinians head to look for employment in Israeli-occupied Palestine. However, entrance into the Israeli-occupied Palestine requires West Bank’s Palestinians to apply for entry permits which are virtually impossible to obtain.

Thus, the workers regularly attempt to cross the apartheid Wall or such crossings, that lead to their work, without a permit.

However, while they are on their way to their workplaces, the Israeli occupation forces regularly attack them, chase them and prevent thousands from reaching their work and arrest many others.

Since 2002, ‘Israel’ has been constructing a wall that stretches for more than 700 kilometres. This wall is known as separation wall or apartheid wall. It annexes Palestinian lands inside the occupied West Bank.

(Source / 19.06.2022)

Israeli Army Kills A Palestinian Worker Near Qalqilia

On Sunday, Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian worker near the illegal Annexation Wall, south of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and took his corpse to Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba after refusing to allow Palestinian medics to reach him.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said the soldiers fatally shot Nabil Ahmad Taiseer Ghanem, 53, from Sorra village, southwest of Nablus.

The Health Ministry added that the soldiers fired live rounds at Palestinian workers while trying to cross the Jaljulia gate of the illegal Annexation Wall, killing Ghanem before taking his corpse away.

The Israeli army claimed the soldiers fired live rounds at Ahmad when he reportedly “attempted to damage a section of the Wall” but failed to provide any details of the allegation.

Eyewitnesses refuted the military’s allegations and said dozens of Palestinian workers were trying to cross the gate of the Annexation Wall when the soldiers fired at them to force them to leave, although they carried permits to cross.

The soldiers also attacked Palestinian workers near the Taybeh military roadblock, southwest of Tulkarem in the northern West Bank, and fired gas bombs at them, causing dozens to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

On Sunday dawn, the soldiers abducted thirteen Palestinian construction workers in Barta’a town, southwest of Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

The attacks are part of escalated Israeli violations against the Palestinian workers, especially in areas near the Annexation Wall, abducted many workers, and injured several others after attacking them with live fire for not obtaining permits to work in occupied Jerusalem.

The Israeli army frequently attackschasesinjures and abducts Palestinian workers near the gates of the illegal Annexation Wall near Jenin and other parts of the West Bank.

(Source / 19.06.2022)

Army Abducts Thirteen Palestinian Workers Near Jenin

On Sunday dawn, Israeli soldiers abducted thirteen Palestinian construction workers in Barta’a town, southwest of Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Montaser Sammour, the head of the Jenin office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), said many army jeeps invaded the town, isolated behind the illegal Annexation Wall, and stormed an apartment building.

Sammour added that the soldier searched and ransacked several apartments and abducted thirteen Palestinian construction workers before moving them to an interrogation facility.

He also said that the army has recently escalated its violations against the Palestinian workers, especially in areas near the Annexation Wall, abducted many workers, and injured several others after attacking them with live fire for not obtaining permits to work in occupied Jerusalem.

It is worth mentioning that the army frequently attackschasesinjures, and abducts Palestinian workers near the gates of the illegal Annexation Wall near Jenin and other parts of the West Bank.

(Source / 19.06.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians in Bethlehem and Jerusalem

On Sunday, Israeli soldiers abducted five Palestinians from the Bethlehem governorate and one in Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank.

Several army jeeps invaded ‘Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, searched a few homes, and abducted Omar Aziyya, 28, Mahdi Badawna, 26, and Shadi Badawna, 29.

The soldiers also invaded Doha town, west of Bethlehem, and abducted Hamza Malash, 29, from his home.

The soldiers also invaded Abu Njeim village, east of Bethlehem, searched homes, and abducted a former political prisoner, Ahmad Ibrahim al-Hreimi, 26.

In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted a young man, Adam Ghrab, after invading his home and searching it in the Old City.

Also at dawn, the soldiers abducted three Palestinians, including a former political prisoner, from their homes in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

In related news, the soldiers injured two Palestinian workers near Tarqoumia Israeli military roadblock west of Hebron.

(Source / 19.06.2022)

Israeli Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Hebron

On Sunday dawn, Israeli soldiers abducted three Palestinians, including a former political prisoner, from their homes in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Several army jeeps invaded the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, before storming and searching several homes.

During the invasion of the Palestinian homes, the soldiers abducted Mohammad Fathi Shehada, Rani Mohammad Hdeib, and former political prisoner Madhi Jawabra.

The soldiers also installed roadblocks in several areas in the Hebron governorate, stopped and searched dozens of cars, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.

In related news, the soldiers injured two Palestinian workers near Tarqoumia Israeli military roadblock west of Hebron.

(Source / 19.06.2022)

Soldiers Injure Two Palestinian Workers near Hebron

On Sunday, Israeli soldiers injured two Palestinian workers near Tarqoumia Israeli military roadblock, west of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired live rounds at Palestinian workers trying to cross the military roadblock, wounding a young man, 28, with a live round in the leg, resulting in a moderate injury.

They added that another worker, 23, suffered fractures and bruises after the soldiers repeatedly assaulted him at the roadblock. His wounds were also described as moderate.

On Saturday evening, the soldiers abducted Mohammad Mustafa al-Jeyyawi, 36, from his home in Ethna town, west of Hebron, after the army stormed and ransacked the property.

(Source / 19.06.2022)

WAFA: “Israeli Colonizers Rebuild Outpost On Palestinian lands Near Nablus”

RAMALLAH, Sunday, June 19, 2022 (WAFA) – For the third time this month, illegal Israeli colonizers set up today an outpost on a hilltop belonging to the village of al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya, to the south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, according to WAFA correspondent.

WAFA said the colonizers from the illegal Israeli settlement of Maale Levona arrived at the area in the early morning hours and set up structures and raised an Israeli flag on the hilltop which overlooks the villages of al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya and Sinjil.

The outpost was built and dismantled two times in the last month alone and overlooks the inter-city Route 60 which connects the north with the center and south of the West Bank.

There are over 600,000 colonial Israeli settlers living in Jewish-only settlements across the West Bank in violation of international law, particularly the Fourth Geneva Convention which expressly bans the relocation of the occupying nation’s civilian population to the land of the occupied.

(Source / 19.06.2022)