Soldiers Seriously Injure Palestinian During Funeral Of Slain Child

Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured, on Thursday afternoon, a young Palestinian man, and caused many to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation, in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, during the funeral procession of a child who was killed by the army, Wednesday.

Media sources said the soldiers attacked dozens of Palestinians during the funeral ceremony and procession of Mohammad Moayyad al-Allami, 11, who was killed when the soldiers fired live rounds at a car his father was driving in the Abu Toaq area, at the entrance of Beit Ummar.

They added that the soldiers fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades at the Palestinians, seriously wounding a young man, 20 years of age, with live rounds to the head and chest, in addition to causing many to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

The funeral procession started in front of the al-Ahli hospital, in Hebron, before heading towards his parent’s home in Beit Ummar, then to the local mosque, and marched towards the graveyard.

(Source / 29.07.2021)

Army Invades “Defense For Children International” Headquarters In Ramallah

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the headquarters of “Defense For Children International – Palestine Branch (DCI-Palestine) in Sateh Marhaba neighborhood in the al-Biereh city near Ramallah, in central West Bank.

DCI issued a statement revealing that the soldiers violently searched its offices and confiscated computers after breaking into its headquarters in Ramallah.

DCI Palestine strongly denounced the Israeli invasion and serious violations targeting all local and international human rights organizations and institutions.

It added that these attacks will not deter it from performing its duties in protecting the rights of the Palestinian children, and added that it will continue its international pressure to hold Israel accountable for its crimes, including the killing of Mohammad Moayyad al-Allami, 11, who was shot by Israel soldiers on June 28th, in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

It is worth mentioning that DCI-Palestine has been subject to ongoing defamation and incitement campaigns by various organizations that support Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine, aiming at cutting its funding and shutting it down.

Also on Thursday at dawn, the soldiers invaded Bisan Center for Research & Development in Ramallah and searched it before confiscating computers, in addition to shutting it down for six months.

(Source / 29.07.2021)

Soldiers Invade Development Center In Ramallah, Confiscate Computers

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, a Palestinian research and development center in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and searched it before confiscating computers, in addition to shutting it down for six months.

Media sources said the soldiers smashed the main door of Bisan Center for Research & Development, before violently searching and ransacking its officers, and confiscated its computers.

They added that the army placed an order shutting the center down for six months that can be renewed based on “assessment” from the army.

The center is a non-governmental, independent institution that conducts research and development work to help the Palestinian people and the nongovernmental institutions in developing the society and advancing its projects, in addition to documenting the Israeli violations against the Palestinian people.

It is worth mentioning that the Israeli army recently invaded and searched the building of the “Health Work Committees” and the “Union of Agricultural Work Committees” in al-Biereh city, near Ramallah, and placed orders shuttering them down for six months that can be renewed.

(Source / 29.07.2021)

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Child In Hebron

Israeli soldiers killed, on Wednesday evening, a Palestinian child at the entrance of Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers fired live rounds at a car his father was driving in Abu Toaq area, at the entrance of Beit Ummar, seriously wounding the child, before the medics rushed him to the al-Ahli hospital, in Hebron, where he succumbed to his wounds.

The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) said the child, Mohammad Moayyad Bahjat al-‘Allami, 11, was a six-grade student at Beit Ummar Basic School.

Nasri Sabarna, the Mayor of Beit Ummar town, said the father was driving with his son and daughter, when Mohammad asked him to stop at a local shop to buy something.

Sabarna added that the father then made a U-Turn trying to get to the shop before Israeli soldiers stationed nearby started shouting at the car and ordering him to stop, but one of the soldiers opened fire at the car wounding the child in the chest.

The child later succumbed to his serious wounds, while his father and sister were not injured in the incident.

The Palestinian Education Ministry issued a statement denouncing his murder and called upon all related human rights groups to intervene and end the escalating Israeli crimes against the unarmed Palestinian people, especially the children.

In related news, Israeli soldiers dug the grave of a deceased Palestinian newborn baby girl, just a few hours after her family buried her at the graveyard in Beit Ummar.

The soldiers took the corpse out of the grave and placed it on the ground, before leaving the area.

Sabarna said that the Town Council contacted the family to informed them of what the soldiers did and to conduct the burial ceremony again.

(Source / 29.07.2021)

Israeli forces injure Palestinian journalist in Hebron

Hebron (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces have injured a Palestinian journalist in Beit Ummar town in Hebron city in the occupied West Bank on Thursday.

Yusri al-Jamal has been injured by the Israeli occupation forces while he was covering their attacks against Palestinian residents of Beit Ummar.

Thousands of Palestinians participated in the funeral of a 12-year-old Palestinian child Muhammad Allami who was killed on Wednesday evening by the Israeli forces after they opened fire directly at him at the entry to Beit Ummar.

The child sustained serious injuries in his chest. His death was announced shortly after being shot.

Local sources said Israeli forces shot at the child using live ammunition while he was with his father in the family’s car at the entry to Beit Ummar.

(Source / 29.07.2021)

Israeli forces exhume dead body of stillborn baby in Hebron

Occupied Hebron (QNN)- Israeli soldiers on Wednesday exhumed the dead body of a stillborn baby only a few hours after burying it.

Local sources told QNN that Israeli soldiers stormed the city’s cemetery then exhumed the body and threw it next to the grave. The cemetery is located in Abu Touq at the entry to Beit Immar.

The sources added that the soldiers exhumed the body and kept it thrown on the ground for hours.

The soldiers refused to allow locals or the baby’s family to re-bury the body. After a few hours, they allowed the father to bury the body of his stillborn baby again after checking on his ID.

(Source / 29.07.2021)

Israeli forces detain 2 Palestinian fishermen off Gaza cost

Besieged Gaza Strip (QNN)- Israeli naval forces on Thursday morning detained two Palestinian fishermen off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip near the city of Beit Lahia.

Local sources said that the occupation navy has detained two fishermen off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip near the city of Beit Lahia, and confiscated their boat on Thursday morning.

The fishermen were sailing within six nautical miles from Gaza’s shore, which is the fishing zone identified by the occupation government, when the occupation naval forces detained them.

On Sunday, the Israeli occupation government reduced the Gaza fishing zone from 12 to 6 miles.

‘Israel’ has maintained a blockade on the Gaza Strip since 2007.

It imposes tight restrictions on the work of fishermen off the coast of the Gaza Sea, citing security reasons.

The Israeli navy also deliberately targets fishing boats on a daily basis.

The Israelis open fire, use water cannons, and damage fishing nets and boats’ engines in their efforts to terrorize fishermen.

Gaza has approximately 3,000 fishermen, of whom only 800 work on some 700 boats.

Some 70,000 Palestinians in Gaza make a living directly or indirectly from fishing, according to official Palestinian statistics.

(Source / 29.07.2021)

Over 100 Israeli settlers storm Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Dozens Israeli settlers broke into the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied Jerusalem earlier today.

Under the occupation forces protection, over 100 Israeli settlers broke into the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque during the morning break-in session.

The settlers have been entering through the Damascus Gate- which Palestinians call Bab al-Amoud Gate- till now, and they are provoking the Palestinian worshipers in the mosque courtyards by performing Talmudic prayers.

Israeli occupation authorities allow settler incursions to the mosque since 2003 under the forces protection, despite repeated objections and warnings by the Palestinian religious authorities as the visits provoke worshippers of the mosque.

Israeli forces always attack and assault Palestinian worhipers at the courtyards of the Mosque with sound grenades, rubber bullets and pepper gas.

The forces also station at the gates of the mosque and detain dozens of Palestinian young men and boys, after assaulting them.

Al-Aqsa Mosque is the third holiest site in Islam which located in occupied Jerusalem.

(Source / 29.07.2021)

Israeli forces close archeological site of Sebastia, making room for settlers’ intrusion

Nablus (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces and settlers on Thursday morning stormed the archeological site of Sebastia in Nablus in the occupied West Bank, closing its entrances.

Mohammad al-Azem, head of the Sebastia municipality, said hundreds of Israeli settlers forced their way into the site under the protection of the Israeli forces, who raided the village and proceeded to close the site, preventing Palestinians from accessing it, to make room for the settler intrusion.

Al-Azem pointed out that the settlers raided the site several times in the past months, as in June only, the settlers raided it more than three times.

Al-Azem has said that Israel’s archeological activities in Palestinian territory aim to extend the policy of dispossessing Palestinians of their lands and cultural assets.

Al-Azem has also stressed that indigenous of Sebastia will not allow the Israeli occupation to one day steal their heritage and will confront every attempt to take over the lands.

Sebastia is an ancient town dating back 3,000 years. It extends over 5,000 dunums [1,235 acres] and is inhabited by 3,500 people. Herod the Great named the city Sebaste— meaning Augustus — in honor of Roman Emperor Augustus Caesar in 27 B.C.

The city, famous for its dozens of Roman archaeological pieces and sites, continuously faces attacks by Israeli settlers and the Israeli forces, who have their eyes set on its archaeological sites.

In November 2020, Israeli occupation authorities threatened to forcibly remove the 17-meter (56-feet) long Palestinian flagpole erected near the antiquities plaza in the village of Sebastia.

The plaza itself is located in Area B of the West Bank, which is under Palestinian civil control and Israeli military control. ‘Israel’ claims the flagpole provokes the settlers.

In the past years, ‘Israel’ has taken many illegal steps targeting Palestinian heritage sites.

There are nearly 700,000 Israeli settlers living in 256 illegal settlements and outposts scattered across the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Israeli settlements are illegal under international law.

(Source / 29.07.2021)

Video| Israeli forces demolish Palestinian under-construction stores in Jaljulia

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces earlier on Thursday demolished a Palestinian under-construction stores on one of the agricultural lands in Jaljulia town in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories.

Local sources said that Israeli forces stormed the lands and started demolishing under-construction stores in the town of Jaljulia.

Jaljulia town is one of the towns that was occupied by ‘Israel’ in 1948.

The occupation authorities have always imposed various oppressive policies and cracked down on the Palestinians to push them to leave Palestine, including the demolishing of structures.

Between 1948 and 2020, the occupation authorities issued 34 laws to confiscate Palestinian land, whether owned by refugees in the diaspora, or belonging to owners within the Israeli-occupied territories.

(Source / 29.07.2021)