Renewed Israeli Airstrikes against the Gaza Strip

The Israeli army bombarded, on Thursday night, several sites in the besieged Gaza Strip, the Jerusalem Press reported.

Quds Press correspondent stated,

Israeli warplanes bombed a site of the Palestinian resistance in the town of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip.”

Israeli fighter jets targeted sites in the northern region of Beit Lahia and Beit Hanoun, in addition to an alleged resistance site in Khan Younis, southern Gaza.

No injuries were reported at the time of this report.

Israeli warplanes fired missiles into the southern besieged Gaza Strip, early on Wednesday morning, breaking the ceasefire which brought the most recent eruption of violence to an end.

Between May 10 and May 21, Israel bombarded the tiny coastal enclave, killing 230 Palestinians, until an Egypt brokered ceasefire was imposed on May 21, 2021.

(Source / 18.06.2021)

680 Individuals Call for US to Uphold Palestinian Rights

An open letter the US Biden administration was published, Thursday, demanding the provision of basic human rights for the people of Palestine, with 680 signatures, the New Arab (Al-Araby) reports.

Signatories of the letter include Israeli expatriate, author and historian, Ilan Pappé and US academic, Noam Chomsky, in addition to religious and other civil society groups, demand President Biden to put “human rights at the centre of US foreign policy”.

“More and more people are acknowledging that a sustained peace will not be possible until the Israeli government ends its institutionalized domination and oppression of the Palestinian people and starts being held accountable for all violations of international law committed against them. And this will not happen without US leadership,” said Sandra Tamari, executive director of US-based Palestinian advocacy organization, Adalah Justice Project.

The individuals, from 75 different countries, called on President Biden to secure the accountability of Israeli authorities, to apply “diplomatic pressure” on the occupation state to end its “discrimination and oppression” of the Palestinians.

The signatories pressed the US Administration for an end to the decades long policy of maintaining the “political status quo, devoid of justice and accountability“.

(Source / 18.06.2021)

Israeli Paramilitary Settlers Attack Palestinian Village

In the village of Qusra, south of Nablus in the northern West Bank, Israeli paramilitary settlers on Wednesday night attacked Palestinian homes and vehicles, according to local sources.

A member of the Qusra Municipal Council, Imad Jamil, told the Palestinian Wafa News Agency that a group of settlers sneaked into the southern part of the village, attacked the houses of at least two villagers and smashed the windshields of a villager’s vehicle.

The settlers came to the village heavily armed, as are all Israeli colonial settlers living illegally on stolen Palestinian land in the West Bank.

According to Jamil, local Palestinian villagers came out of their homes to try to stop the paramilitary settlers from damaging homes and property. But Israeli soldiers stationed nearby began shooting at them with live ammunition. No injuries were reported, however.

The settlers came from the nearby colonial outpost of Esh Kodesh, in the northern West Bank.

(Source / 18.06.2021)

Palestinian Teen Killed by Israeli Military near Nablus

Israeli forces shot and critically wounded a 16-year old Palestinian boy on Wednesday in Beita village, and he died of his wounds on Thursday morning.

The child, identified as Ahmad Zahi Daoud Bani Shamsa, age 16, died at dawn Thursday, as a result of being shot in the head by the Israeli military on Wednesday.

He was taken to Rafidia Governmental Hospital, where he underwent an operation, but the doctors were unable to save his life.

The Head of the emergency department at the Palestinian Red Crescent in Nablus, Ahmad Jibril, told Palestinian reporters that the youth was taken to hospital with serious live gunshot wounds to the head.

It is noteworthy that this boy is the fourth Palestinian who was shot and killed by the Israeli military this year at protests at Jabal Sabih in Beita. The protests are challenging the Israeli development of an illegal Israeli settlement on stolen Palestinian land on Sabih mountain.

In addition to Ahmad, three men were killed in the village by the Israeli military in May: Karim Maher Abdel Hamid Hamayel (28 years), Tariq Sanubar (27 years), and Issa Barham (42 years).

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, one witness of the shooting said that it took place during protests by residents of the town of Beita. They were voicing opposition to the establishment of a settlement outpost on their land in Jabal Sabih.

No Israeli military investigation has been launched, and no officers have been charged in the killing of these four Palestinian civilians in the village of Beita.

(Source / 17.06.2021)

Israeli Forces Shoot and Kill a Palestinian Doctor near Jerusalem

Israeli forces shot a Palestinian woman dead, on Wednesday, while she was in her car at the entrance to Hizma town, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health identified the slain woman as Mai Afaneh, 29, from Abu Dis town, southeast of occupied Jerusalem.

WAFA correspondent stated that the Israeli forces opened fire at Afaneh, when she drove her vehicle down an under construction road, at the entrance to Hizma town.

The army claimed that the slain woman “attempted to ram her car into a number of Israeli soldiers before exiting the vehicle with a knife” the Anadolu Agency reported.

Furthermore the military declared that that the woman was “neutralized” while one Israeli soldier was lightly injured, no further details were provided.

This is a developing story.

(Source / 17.06.2021)

Israeli Airstrikes Target Sites in Southern Gaza

Israeli warplanes fired missiles into the southern besieged Gaza Strip, early on Wednesday morning, breaking the ceasefire which brought the most recent eruption of violence to an end.

Quds News Network reported that the occupation army attacked Gaza with several airstrikes, targeting alleged resistance sites located in Khan Younis. No casualties were reported.

At the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, on Tuesday, Israeli forces detained and wounded several Palestinians, while Israeli settlers held the “Flag-March”, under the protection of 2500 Israeli police.

The provocative march went ahead, on Tuesday, after being cancelled last week due to concerns about the fragile ceasefire.

Prior to the settler march, Israeli forces blocked the Palestinian muslims wishing to pray at the mosque, while allowing the illegal Israeli colonists to march at the flashpoint holy site.

Israeli forces injured more than thirty Palestinians and detained eight, prior to the settler march, assaulting them with batons and rifle butts, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported.

The army opened fire with live and rubber-coated steel rounds, and directly targeted an ambulance. Four of the injured were transferred to hospital for the necessary treatment.

(Source / 16.06.2021)

Israeli Soldiers Injure 33 Palestinians, Abduct Eight, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers injured, Tuesday, more than 33 Palestinians, and abducted at least eight, in several parts of the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem.

Media sources said the soldiers attacked dozens of Palestinians who marched in condemnation of provocative procession by fanatic illegal colonialist settlers.

They added that the soldiers attacked the Palestinian protesters with live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades, in Bab al-Amoud area and the Old City, wounding 33 Palestinians.

The soldiers also fired live rounds at a Palestinian ambulance, in addition to attacking medics who were trying to render the needed aid to wounded Palestinians. One Palestinian man who had been wounded by live bullets was taken by Israeli soldiers from the paramedics who were trying to administer aid, and arrested.

The Red Crescent Society in Jerusalem said that its crews dealt with 33 injuries during the confrontations with the occupation forces in Bab al-Amud and the vicinity of the Old City, 4 of whom were transferred to the hospital.

In addition, the soldiers assaulted many Palestinians with batons, causing several injuries, and abducted six before moving them to detention centers and interrogation facilities.

It is worth mentioning that the soldiers also closed all roads leading to Bab al-Amoud, before stopping and searching dozens of Palestinians, including journalists, and prevented them from entering the area.

The soldiers also forced all Palestinian stores and shops to close, to facilitate the provocative tour and processions of the illegal colonialist settlers.

Furthermore, the soldiers abducted a Palestinian woman, identified as Sabreen Thiab, for waving a Palestinian flag while the colonialist settlers were marching, waving Israeli flags and chanting racist slogans.

The soldiers also abducted Hatem Abdul-Qader, a member of the Revolutionary Council of Fateh movement, while driving his car near Bab al-‘Amoud, and confiscated his car, in addition to summoning many political and social figures for interrogation.

(Source / 16.06.2021)

Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Nablus

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, three young Palestinian men from their homes in Beita town, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the town, before the soldiers stormed and searched several homes in a few neighborhoods.

They added that the soldiers abducted three young men, identified as Bara’ Barakat Odeili, Salem Hamayel and his brother Salim.

It is worth mentioning that Salim was recently shot by the soldiers during a procession in Abu Sbeih Mountain, where illegal colonialist settlers occupied the Palestinian lands and installed an outpost.

On Friday, June 11th, the soldiers killed a child, identified Mohammad Sa’id Hamayel, 15, after shooting him with a live round in the heart, and injured more than 110 Palestinians, including 11 who were shot with live rounds, after the army attacked nonviolent protesters in Jabal Abu Sbeih mountain.

(Source / 16.06.2021)

Palestinian Dies of Wounds Sustained During Gaza Aggression

In Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, a Palestinian identified as Muayyad Hamdan died of wounds sustained during the recent Israeli airstrikes in May in Gaza.

Medical sources announced the death of Muayyad Hamdan, 37, from Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip, as a result of the serious wounds he sustained during the last Israeli aggression on the Strip.

He was seriously wounded in an Israeli airstrike during the onslaught in May, and

His death brings the death toll of the aggression, which lasted 11 days last May, to 259, including 66 children and 39 women, and 17 elderly people.

Over 50,000 people were driven from their homes during the Israeli bombardment.

Now that the bombing has temporarily ceased, they are still stuck within the open-air prison of the Gaza Strip, in which 2.4 million Palestinians live crowded together in harsh economic conditions due to an Israeli siege that has been in place for fourteen years.

(Source / 16.06.2021)

Army Abducts Eight Palestinians In Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, eight Palestinians, including a former political prisoner, from their homes in several parts of the southern West Bank governorate of Hebron.

The soldiers invaded and searched homes in Hebron city, before abducting Amer Ja’bari, Soheib Hafeth and Emad az-Zaro.

The soldiers also abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Mohammad Zeitoun Halayqa, from his home in Sa’ir town, northeast of Hebron.

In addition, the soldiers abducted Mohammad Arafat Halayqa, from Shiokh town, northeast of Hebron, in addition to Emad Ezreiqat, 26, and Wajdi Tirawi, from Taffouh town, west of Hebron, and Issam Suleiman Atawna, from Beit Kahil, northwest of the city.

During the invasions, the soldiers interrogated many Palestinians across the Hebron governorate, after storming and searching their homes and summoned one Palestinian, identified as Halayqa, for interrogation.

In related news, the soldiers abducted three young Palestinian men from their homes in Beita town, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

(Source / 16.06.2021)