A Jerusalemite bus driver was injured this morning after a group of Jewish Israelis stabbed him in the occupied Holy City, the Palestinian Information Centre reported.
According to local sources, the settlers stabbed Mohamed Abu Nab twice in the back in West Jerusalem’s Givat Shaul neighborhood, built on the ruins of the depopulated Palestinian village of Deir Yassin.
Abu Nab, a resident of the occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Silwan who works for the Egged public transportation company, was rushed to hospital where his injuries were said to be moderate.
The company said in a statement that it is investigating a “quarrel” in Givat Shaul involving a driver and three passengers.
“The police forces were called to the scene of the accident following a quarrel between three car passengers and a bus driver which resulted in the injury of two of those involved who were evacuated for medical treatment,” the statement said, without giving further details.
According to human rights groups, incidents of violence by extremist Jewish settlers against Palestinians and their properties are a daily occurrence in the occupied territories. Little is done by occupation forces to bring the perpetrators of such crimes to justice.
The Palestinian resistance factions announced yesterday the formation of “a joint operations room” in the Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank, Anadolu has reported. The military wings of Fatah, Hamas and Islamic Jihad are all involved, the first time that the three movements have joined forces in such joint action.
The agency quoted a resistance fighter from Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, a group affiliated with Fatah. “There is no room to talk [with Israel] except with bullets,” he said. “We are ready to fight and we will not retreat.”
The agency pointed out that armed masked men wearing the insignia of the Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, were also present.
According to a fighter with Islamic Jihad’s Al-Quds Brigades, “A general mobilisation has been announced in the camp and all factions are ready to fight. The Israeli army will see what it does not expect if it even thinks to enter the camp.” He explained that resistance fighters from different parts of the West Bank have arrived in Jenin camp “in preparation for any battle.”
The joint operations room appears to be a response to the fact that two of the escapees from Gilboa Prison in Israel are believed to be trying to get to Jenin refugee camp. The Israeli Chief of Staff, Aviv Kochavi, said on Wednesday that if the two do indeed reach Jenin, the Israeli army will storm the city in force in order to recapture them, even if the operation affects the rest of the West Bank.
“The camp hopes that the fugitive prisoners, Mujahid Yaqoub Nafi’at, and Ayham Fouad Kammaji, will get here,” said the Al-Quds Brigades fighter. “We will protect them with our bodies and everything we have.”
Israeli soldiers attacked, on Thursday evening, Palestinian protesters near the al-Jalama military roadblock, northeast of Jenin, in northern West Bank, and invaded several villages and towns in the area.
Media sources said dozens of Palestinians marched in solidarity with the detainees in Israeli prisons and chanted for liberation and independence before the soldiers attacked them with live gas bombs, concussion grenades, and rubber-coated steel bullets.
They added that several Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, before receiving the needed treatment.
In related news, the army invaded many villages and towns, especially Ya’bad, ‘Aneen, Taybeh, Rommana, and Faqqu’a, near the illegal Annexation Wall in Jenin, looking for Ayham Kamaji from Kafr Dawn, and Monadel ‘Obeidat from Ya’bad.
The soldiers also invaded several areas in the western part of Ya’bad, in addition to installing roadblocks, before stopping and searched dozens of cars and interrogated scores of Palestinians.
Palestinian medical sources have reported, on Thursday evening, that an infant girl, only four months of age, was among many Palestinians who suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation after Israeli soldiers invaded Ya’bad town, southwest of Jenin, broke into homes, and attacked protesters.
Local sources said the soldiers invaded the town, before storming and ransacking several homes in the Abu Shamla neighborhood, and interrogated the families, in addition to inspecting recordings of surveillance cameras.
They added that the invasion led to protests before the soldiers fired a barrage of gas bombs, concussion grenades, and rubber-coated steel bullets at the protesters and surrounding homes.
Many Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, among them an infant, identified as Sila Sami Abu Bakr, only four months of age, before medics of the Red Crescent Society provided them with the needed treatment and transferred the infant to a hospital.
In related news, the soldiers attacked Palestinian protesters near the al-Jalama military roadblock, northeast of Jenin, and invaded several villages and towns in the area.
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday evening, a Palestinian child and assaulted his father while they were planting vegetables in their hothouse, in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron.
Local media activist Mohammad Awad stated that the soldiers invaded an agricultural hothouse in the Khallet al-Katla area in Beit Ummar, and abducted a child, identified as Mohammad Walid Sabarna, 15, after assaulting him, causing injuries.
Awad added that the soldiers assaulted the child’s father when trying to defend his son, and fired live rounds near his legs.
The soldiers took the abducted child to a military base in the nearby Karmie Tzur illegal colony, which was built on stolen Palestinian lands.
Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, several nonviolent protesters and abducted others, in a procession in the al-Mafqara village, east of Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron.
Fuad al-Amour, the coordinator of the Protection and Steadfastness committee in the Southern Hebron Hills, stated that the soldiers assaulted the nonviolent protesters with gas bombs, concussion grenades, and rubber-coated steel bullets.
He added that one woman, identified as Kholoud Abu Ra’eyya, was shot with a gas bomb in her back, and a man was shot with a gas bomb in the abdomen before they were rushed to a hospital.
Several protesters suffered the effects of teas gas inhalation, in addition to cuts and bruises.
The soldiers also detained several nonviolent activists and fired gas bombs and concussion grenades at journalists reporting on the procession.
Israeli soldiers invaded and bulldozed, on Friday morning, large areas of Palestinian lands and closed all roads leading to Sbeih Mountain, in Beita town, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
Media sources in Nablus said the soldiers bulldozed large areas of Palestinian lands in the al-Masbah area, in addition to destroying irrigation pipelines and several structures.
They added that the soldiers placed sandhills on all roads leading to the mountain, to prevent the Palestinians from marching to their lands to protest the illegal colonialist outpost that was installed on them.
Beita has been witnessing constant protests, and repeated Israeli military invasions and violations since the illegal Israeli colonizers occupied the top of Sbeih Mountain and installed an outpost they named “Avitar.”
Following ongoing protests, the colonists left the outpost on July 2nd, but it was not dismantled, and the colonists installed it again. During these protests, the soldiers killed five Palestinians and injured hundreds.
The outpost was installed in May of this year after the colonists kept trying to build a colony on the Palestinian lands five times in the last 30 years.
The Mountain, owned by the Palestinians, has significant strategic importance, especially since if it is occupied by the colonizers the colony would lead to the annexation of 20 Dunams of Palestinian lands, and would also lead to the isolation of a large area of Palestinian lands.