BREAKING| Palestinian youth shot dead by Israeli forces in Jenin

Picture of 20-year-old Palestinian Rafic Riad Ghannam who was shot dead by Israeli occupation forces during an Israeli military raid of the town of Jaba’, north of the occupied West Bank on July 6, 2022

Jenin (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces shot and killed a Palestinian youth during a military raid into the town of Jaba’a town, south of the occupied West Bank city of Jenin on Wednesday morning.

The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that 20-year-old Rafic Riad Ghannam was shot by Israeli gunfire at dawn on Wednesday during a military raid into the town of Jaba’a.

Ghannam was reportedly arrested by the Israeli occupation forces in a critical condition before he was announced dead of his wounds while in Israeli custody.

Local sources reported that an Israeli special forces unit raided the Jenin refugee camp at dawn, and cornered off a Palestinian house amid shooting heavy fire.

The forces injured at least three Palestinians, including Ghannam, and ex-detainee in Israeli prisons Ameed Al-Ersan who was brutally arrested in the ‏fierce military raid, and the third succeeded in escaping from the occupation after being injured.

ranslation: The moment when Israeli occupation forces arrested Ameed El-Ersan in the Jenin refugee camp, earlier today.

The West Bank city of Jenin has been the centre of Israeli aggressions and military operations since the few past months, as 29 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces since the start of this year in Jenin alone, including Al Jazeera’s veteran journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

On June 17, three Palestinian youths were all assassinated by Israeli forces during a military operation in the eastern neighbourhood of the Jenin refugee camp. Yousef Salah, 23, Bara Lahlouh, 24, and Laith Abu Srour, 24, all from Jenin, were killed when about 30 Israeli military vehicles raided Jenin at 2am local time, surrounded a vehicle in al-Marah area in the east of the city, and opened heavy fire at the three youths sitting inside.

On July 3, 18-year-old Kamel Alawneh succumbed to injuries he sustained in the belly and right arm by the Israeli occupation gunfire during confrontations in the Jaba’a town where Ghannam was also killed. The slain Palestinian was named after his brother Kamel who was also shot dead by the Israeli occupation forces in 2003 at the age of 18.

(Source / 06.07.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Invade Lands, Attack Fishing Boats, In Gaza

On Wednesday morning, Israeli military vehicles invaded Palestinian agricultural lands east of Gaza city and opened fire at fishing boats in Palestinian waters in several parts of the besieged Gaza Strip.

Several armored Israeli military vehicles, including bulldozers, advanced approximately one hundred meters into Palestinian lands, east of the Zeitoun neighborhood, east of Gaza city, and bulldozed them.

The soldiers also fired a few live rounds and smoke bombs while installing sand hills near the perimeter fence.

Also, Israeli navy ships fired many live rounds at Palestinian boats near the shores of the al-Waha and as-Sudaniyya areas, and near Jabalia and Beit Lahia, in the northern parts of the Gaza Strip.

On Tuesday evening, Israeli navy ships fired many live rounds at Palestinian fishing boats in the southern part of the coastal region.

On Sunday, Israeli soldiers fired live rounds at Palestinian farmers and their lands in the northeastern part of the Gaza Strip and abducted two young men near the fence in the southern part of the coastal region.

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

(Source / 06.07.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Forty-Three Palestinians In West Bank

On Tuesday dawn, Israeli soldiers abducted forty-three Palestinians, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including twenty-nine from Silwad town, east of Ramallah, and shot three, including one who succumbed to his serious wounds,

In Jenin, in the northern West Bank, dozens of soldiers invaded the Jenin refugee camp, searched homes, and abducted a former political prisoner, Ameed Ersan, from his home.

Rafiq Riyad Ghannam

The soldiers also killed Rafiq Riyad Ghannam, 20, in front of his home when protests took place after many army jeeps invaded the town of Jaba’, south of Jenin, and abducted Ahmad Ziad Hamamra.

Ghannam was rushed to a hospital in Jenin but succumbed to his serious wounds, medical sources have confirmed.

In addition, Mousa Khatib said the undercover officers shot his son Fadi Khatib, 20, while standing in front of his home, causing a moderate injury to his leg. Fadi is a former political prisoner who Israel imprisoned for 18 months.

Palestinian fighters also exchanged fire with the soldiers when they invaded several neighborhoods in Jaba’.

In the northern part of the West Bank in Nablus, Palestinian resistance fighters exchanged fire with Israeli soldiers in their military base on Mount Gerizim, south of Nablus.

Protests also occurred after several army jeeps invaded Jayyous village, northeast of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

During the invasion of Jayyous, the soldiers violently searched many homes and abducted two Palestinians, Ahmad Nabil Khaled, 33, and Morad al-Qaddoumi, 37.

In Tulkarem, in the northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Ahmad Samer Jaber, 17, Khaled Jamal Jaber, 22, and Ibrahim Adnan Badawiyya, 30, from Nur Shams refugee camp, and Baha’ Noureddin Shehada, 22, from Thannaba area in the city.

The soldiers also shot a young man with a live round in the thigh while standing in front of his home in the Tulkarem refugee camp; his wounds have been described as moderate-but-stable.

In Ramallah, in the central West Bank, the soldiers abducted a young man, Mohammad Hussein Mashhour, after storming and ransacking his home in Kafr Malek village, northeast of the city.

Furthermore, many Israeli army vehicles invaded Silwad town, east of Ramallah, before the soldiers stormed and violently searched dozens of homes and abducted twenty-nine Palestinians.

The abducted have been identified as Qussai Mahmoud Hamed, Khotba Abdul-Nasser Hamed, Saleh Husam Hamed, Khaled Abdu-Razeq Hamed, Ra’fat Radwan Hamed, Emad Sajed Hamed, Adam Fathi Hamed, Fathi Hamed, Maher Khatib Hamed, Amir Maher Hamed, Abdul-Hamid Monir Hamed, Abdul-Majid al-Natour, Mohammad Maher al-Makhoul, Abdul-Rahim Abu Faraj, Mustafa Abdul-Rauf Atfa, Hasan Abdul-Rauf Atfa, Mahmoud Omar Ezzat, Emad Ali Nassar, Mohammad Hasan Hammad, Abdul-Maqsood Khaled Hammad, Wa’ed Abdul-Rahim Hammad, Mohammad Zaher Hammad, Jihad Zaher Hammad, Mohammad Shaher Hammad, Ziad Ali Badra, Mohammad Fares Haijar, Shadi Raji Ayyad, Ammar Lutfi Nimir, and former political prisoner Shehada Ali Nassar.

Many army jeeps also invaded Ni’lin, Silwad, and the al-Mazra’a ash-Sharqiya villages, near Ramallah, and conducted extensive searches in several areas.

During the invasion of Ni’lin, the soldiers abducted Ahmad Mohammad Abdul-Qader al-Khawaja, from his home.

In Bethlehem, the soldiers invaded and searched several homes in the al-Walaja village, east of the city, detained three siblings, Nasser, Hamdi, and Hana’ Ma’ruf al-Atrash, and interrogated them for several hours before releasing them.

In the southern part of the west bank in Hebron, the soldiers abducted Taiseer Abu Turki from his home.

On Tuesday night, the soldiers installed a military roadblock near Silat ath-Thaher town, on the main Jenin-Nablus Road, stopped and searched dozens of cars, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.

Dozens of soldiers were also deployed around various villages and towns, especially Rommana, Ta’nak, and Zabbouba, and closed many streets.

(Source / 06.07.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian In Jenin

On Wednesday dawn, Israeli soldiers killed a young Palestinian man, and injured at least two young men in Jaba’ town, south of Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian, Rafiq Riyad Ghannam, 20, was shot and seriously injured by the Israeli army fire before the soldiers took him away without allowing Palestinian medics to approach him, despite excessive bleeding.

The Israeli District Coordination office later contacted the Palestinian side and informed them that Ghannam had succumbed to his serious wounds.

The young man was shot near his home when the army invaded the town and fired many live rounds, gas bombs, and rubber-coated steel bullets at Palestinian protesters.

It remains unknown when or if the Israeli army intends to transfer the corpse of the slain young man to his family for a proper funeral.

Rafiq is the brother of political prisoner, Ayham Ghannam, who was recently abducted and is under interrogation, and former political prisoner Mohammad Ghannam.

His uncle, Hani Ghannam, is also a former political prisoner who was imprisoned by Israel for eighteen years, while his aunt, Ni’am Ghannam, was killed by the Israeli twenty years earlier, and his grandfather was killed in the year 1948.

Hani said that Rafiq heard a sound near his home and went out to see what was going on before the undercover soldiers, standing at a distance behind him, shot him with two live rounds.

During the invasion, the soldiers also abducted a young man, Ahmad Ziad Hamamra.

The soldiers also invaded Jenin city and the Jenin refugee camp before undercover officers, driving a car with Palestinian license plates, abducted a former political prisoner, Amid al-Isran, from the refugee camp.

The undercover officers fired a barrage of live rounds at random while withdrawing from the refugee camp and handed Amid to soldiers who forced him in a military vehicle and sped away.

Mousa Khatib said the undercover officers also shot his son Fadi Khatib, 20, while standing in front of his home, causing a moderate injury to his leg. Fadi is a former political prisoner who Israel imprisoned for 18 months.

Rafiq is the fifth Palestinian to be killed by Israeli army fire since the beginning of this month.

On July 05, 2022, the soldiers killed Ahmad Harb Ayyad, 32, after they assaulted him and repeatedly struck him with batons when he and other workers tried to cross through a breach of the illegal Annexation Wall, in Tulkarem, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

On July 03, 2022, a young Palestinian man, Kamel Abdullah Alawna, 18, died of serious wounds he suffered a day earlier after Israeli soldiers shot him in Jaba’ town.

On July 2, 2022, a Palestinian woman, Sa’diyya Farajallah, 68, the oldest female detainee imprisoned by Israel, died in an Israeli prison less than seven months after Israeli soldiers abducted her.

At least sixty-nine Palestinians, including twelve children, have been killed by the Israeli army and the paramilitary colonizers since the beginning of this year.

(Source / 06.07.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Invade Many Homes In Bethlehem

On Wednesday dawn, many Israeli military vehicles invaded Tuqu’ town and the al-Walaja village near Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, searched many homes, and interrogated several Palestinians.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers invaded Tuqu’ town, east of Bethlehem, before the soldiers surrounded and stormed several homes and violently searched them, causing damage.

The soldiers also invaded the al-Walaja village west of Bethlehem, stormed, and ransacked many homes.

During the invasion of al-Walaja, the soldiers detained three siblings, Nasser, Hamdi, and Hana’ Ma’ruf al-Atrash, and interrogated them for several hours before releasing them.

(Source / 06.07.2022)

Updated: Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Jerusalem

On Tuesday evening, Israeli soldiers abducted three Palestinians in Silwan and near Qalandia Terminal, in occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers abducted Nasser Sha’ban from Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, after stopping him in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in Jerusalem.

In addition, the soldiers abducted a young man, Majd Kabaha, while entering the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and invaded the Batn Al-Hawa neighborhood in Silwan before firing live rounds at protesters.

The soldiers also abducted a young man, who remained unknown at the time of this report, after stopping him at the Qalandia Terminal, north of Jerusalem.

The army fired many live rounds in the air, forcing the Palestinians to leave the terminal after the soldiers closed it.

(Source / 06.07.2022)

Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishing Boats In Southern Gaza

On Tuesday evening, Israeli navy ships fired many live rounds at Palestinian fishing boats in the southern part of the coastal region.

A fisherman said the navy fired a barrage of live rounds, and gas bombs, at the fishing boats near the shores of Rafah and Khan Younis, forcing them to leave.

He added that the fishermen were about to start fishing in the evening, just after sunset, but were attacked and forced to leave.

The fishermen also said the navy escalated its attacks against the fishermen and their boats, especially over the past few days.

On Sunday, Israeli soldiers fired live rounds at Palestinian farmers and their lands in the northeastern part of the Gaza Strip and abducted two young men near the fence in the southern part of the coastal region.

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

(Source / 06.07.2022)

Israeli Court Releases Colonizer Who Stabbed A Palestinian To Death

On Tuesday, an Israeli court released the Israeli colonialist settler who stabbed a Palestinian to death near Salfit, in the central West Bank, on June 21st.

The army detained the colonizer after he assaulted and stabbed Ali Hasan Harb, 27, in the heart, on June 21st, 2022, in the Iskaka area in Salfit.

Israeli sources said the colonizer who killed Ali was interrogated by the Police in Ariel colony, adding that he will not face murder charges but likely ‘negligent homicide.’

The colonizer was released under some conditions, including house arrest, awaiting further deliberations and hearings.

Although the colonizer stabbed Ali in the heart on his land, Israeli sources said Israeli Internal Security investigators “do not believe the attack was deliberate,” “nationally motivated,” or “terrorism,” an issue that made his release possible.

The colonizer claimed he “had to stab Harb in self-defense,” although he and other colonizers invaded Harb’s land and other Palestinian lands before killing him.

The Israel Internal Security claimed the colonizers “did not carry a premeditated attack” and will not face murder charges.

After the Palestinian was stabbed to death, Israeli soldiers abducted many of his relatives, after breaking into their homes and ransacking them.

(Source / 06.07.2022)

Army Uproots Palestinian Lands In Ni’lin, Ramallah

On Tuesday, Israeli soldiers bulldozed and uprooted six Dunams of Palestinian lands in Ni’lin town, west of Ramallah, in the central West Bank.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers bulldozed and uprooted the land close to a military roadblock used by thousands of workers daily.

The bulldozed lands are owned by Hamdan Amira, Wajeeh Amira, and Samer Amira, and are in an area the army recently declared a “closed military zone.”

Approximately 30.000 Palestinian workers use the roadblock daily while crossing to their workplaces in Jerusalem and other parts of historic Palestine and on their way back home.

(Source / 06.07.2022)