Early Monday morning, a group of Israeli paramilitary settlers and two right-wing Knesset (Parliament) members invaded the besieged Palestinian neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem, accompanied by a battalion of Israeli military troops. The soldiers assaulted Palestinian residents and solidarity activists who have been in the neighborhood for the past week attempting to protect it from being demolished by Israeli authorities.
Eyewitnesses reported that Israeli forces and police accompanied the paramilitary settlers and right-wing Knesset members, who have repeatedly voiced their objective of cleansing the neighborhood of its Palestinian residents in order to move Israelis into the area. The settlers and troops then attacked the Palestinians and solidarity activists who stood in the path of the invasion, and abducted three family members: Hashem al-Salaymeh, his son and daughter.
Al-Salaymeh was in front of his home with his family, and the Israeli settlers tried to enter his home. The Israeli soldiers beat him on his face and head, causing multiple injuries, then abducted him along with his children.
Umm Samir Abdel-Latif, the owner of one of the threatened houses, said that the Israeli occupation will not succeed in evacuating them from their homes. She told reporters, “We have been living in this house for 70 years, and they are trying to force us out, but we will not leave our homes.”
In the same context, Israeli forces assaulted Palestinian youth near the Lions Gate leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem Monday morning, abducting one of them., and arrested one of them.
Local sources reported that the Israeli troops attacked the youth in Bab Al-Ghazali Square, and after abducting one, began preventing anyone under age 18 from entering Al-Aqsa.
These attacks come in the last three days of the holy month of Ramadan, celebrated by Muslims worldwide as a time of fasting, prayer and reflection. It is a time when many Muslims try to go to the al-Aqsa Mosque, which is the third-holiest site in Islam. But Israeli forces have prevented thousands of Palestinian Muslims from entering the mosque during their holy days, and on Sunday assaulted and wounded hundreds of people who were inside a mosque in the al-Aqsa complex in Jerusalem.
Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood has been very tense in the last weeks following concern over Israel’s forced eviction of the Palestinian residents in order to turn over their homes to Jewish settlers.
The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) has reported, Monday, the Israeli soldiers injured, Monday, 612 Palestinians in several parts of the occupied capital, Jerusalem, especially in and around the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, and many parts of the Old City.
The PRCS stated that at least 411 wounded Palestinians were rushed to its field clinic, in addition to the al-Makassed Hospital, Augusta Victorian Hospital, in addition to several other clinics.
It added that the soldiers invaded the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa mosque, and broke into some of the mosques in the holy compound, causing excessive damage and many injuries, especially after the army assaulted and clubbed dozens of Palestinians, including women and children.
The Israeli army and the police also assaulted dozens of Palestinians in Bab al-Amoud and abducted many of them.
Sheikh Omar al-Kiswani, the director of Al-Aqsa Mosque, said the soldiers later withdrew from the hoy site compound and added that more than 3000 Palestinians remained in the mosque and its courtyard, determined to stay there to repel further invasions by the soldiers and the colonialist settlers.
It is worth mentioning that the Red Crescent said the soldiers assaulted many medics, in addition to firing rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades at them, causing many injuries.
Israeli soldiers injured, Monday, nine Palestinians, and abducted three others, after the army attacked dozens of protesters near Qalandia north of occupied Jerusalem, who marched against the Israeli escalation in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and injured nine of them, including one with live fire, in addition to abducting three others.
Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired many live rounds, in addition to rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.
The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said its medics rushed a young man to Palestine Medical Complex In Ramallah after the soldiers shot him with a live round in the leg.
It added that its medics also provided treatment to eight Palestinians who suffered mild wounds after the soldiers shot with them rubber-coated steel bullets, in addition to providing first aid to many who suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.
The Palestinians were marching from the al-‘Amari refugee camp and headed towards the Qalandia terminal while chanting against the Israeli escalation before the soldiers started firing at them.
Undercover Israeli soldiers infiltrated the protest and kidnapped three young men, who remained unidentified at the time of this report and took them to the Qalandia Terminal.
In addition, the soldiers fired live rounds, gas bombs, concussion grenades, and rubber-coated steel bullets at dozens of protesters in the al-Biereh city, near Ramallah.
As of Tuesday morning, the Palestinian Ministry of Health has confirmed that Israeli airstrikes have killed 26 Palestinians, including 9 children and one woman, and wounded at least a hundred in the Gaza Strip. Israel began its assault on Gaza Monday evening, following three weeks of Israeli settler and soldier attacks on Palestinians in Jerusalem. The Israeli attacks in Jerusalem began on the first day of Ramadan on April 12th, and have continued throughout the Muslim holy month, which is set to end Wednesday, May 12th. Israel’s attacks focused on Palestinian Muslims attempting to pray at the holy al-Aqsa Mosque during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
In Gaza, reports continue to trickle in from hospitals and from survivors of the Israeli airstrikes. In addition to the nine children, including a 9-year old girl, who were confirmed killed in the first wave of Israeli airstrikes, local sources have also confirmed that a woman and her disabled son were among those slain.
In addition to those identified in the update below, five additional victims have been identified as having been killed by the two missiles that struck the home of Ibrahim Atallah al-Masri in Beit Hanoun, in northern Gaza Monday night.
Ibrahim Yousef Atallah al-Masri, 10 years old
Yazin Sultan Atallah al-Masri, 1-year-old
Marwan Yousef Atallah al-Masri, 12
Rahaf Mohammad Atallah al-Masri, 9-year-old girl
Ahmad Mohammad Atallah al-Masri, 20
Before dawn Tuesday, the Israeli army fired missiles into an apartment in a residential tower, in the Rimal neighborhood, west of Gaza city, killing three Palestinians, and seriously wounding one, in addition to injuring at least seven other Palestinians in adjacent apartments. The Maan News Agency said the army targeted leaders of the al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, in the residential tower. The slain Palestinians have been identified as:
Kamal Taiseer Qreiqe’, 35
Mohammad Abu al-Ata
Extrajudicial assassinations are considered violations of international law but are a common practice by the Israeli military.
In Khan Younis, a Palestinian died of wounds sustained Monday evening during Israeli missile attacks in the al-Manara area of the city. He has been identified as:
Salim Mahmoud al-Farra, 37
Children covered in dust after surviving Israeli missile strike
Update: “Israeli Army Kills 20 Palestinians, including 9 Children, Injures 95, In Gaza”
May 11, 2021 at 02:02
The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has confirmed, on Monday at night, that the Israeli army’s bombardment and shelling of the Gaza Strip, has resulted in the death of twenty Palestinians, including 9 children, and the injury of 95 others.
The Health Ministry added that, among the slain children is a girl, only nine years of age.
It also said the 95 Palestinians, including children and women, were injured by the Israeli missiles and shells, some seriously.
Meanwhile, the Ma’an News Agency has reported that five Palestinians were killed when an Israeli shell struck a yard behind the al-Omari Mosque in Gaza.
It added that an Israeli missile struck a land, east of Jabalia in northern Gaza, leading to the death of its owner Saber Ibrahim Suleiman, 39و and his son Mohammad, 16.
The Israeli bombardment in Jabalia also led to the death of:
Esmat Sha’ban az-Zein
Mousa Khalil az-Zein, 19
Zakariya Ziad Alloush
Bashir Mohammad Alloush
Raed al-‘Abed Abu Warda, 27
Nabil an-No’mani Dardouna
Mustafa Mohammad Obeid, 17
In Beit Hanoun, the soldiers fired two missiles at the home of Ibrahim Atallah al-Masri, killing eight Palestinians and wounding several others.
The army also fired a missile at a motorcycle near a mosque in Beit Hanoun, killing Mohammad Nosseir and Mohammad Fayyad, in addition to firing a missile into the home of Husam Ali Nosseir, behind Abu Bakr Mosque in Beit Hanoun, causing several injuries.
Ma’an said the Palestinians, who were killed in the Israeli bombardment in Beit Hanoun, have been identified a Mohammad Ali Mohammad Nosseir, Mohammad Abdullah Zidan Fayyad, Ibrahim Yousef Atallah al-Masri, Marwan Yousef Atallah al-Masri, Ahmad Mohammad Atallah al-Masri, and Rahaf Mohammad Atallah al-Masri.
– Updates Will be made once officially available
Updated From: Israeli Airstrikes on Gaza Kill 21 Palestinians, Including 9 Children May 11, 2021, at 00:03
Israeli warplanes bombarded the northern Gaza Strip, on Monday, killing at least 21 people including 9 children, the Ministry of Health in Gaza has confirmed.
The names of those killed have not yet been released, but IMEMC will update this article with the information as soon as it is available.
In northern Gaza, Israeli forces fired missiles from an unmanned Israeli drone, striking dozens of civilians in the city of Beit Hanoun, killing 21 and injuring 65 others.
Several missiles were fired into the besieged coastal region, in response to rockets fired from the resistance factions in Gaza.
According to Jerusalem (Quds) Press correspondent, Israeli jets fired missiles at a large gathering of Palestinian civilians on Al-Masryin Street, adding that several people were transferred to the hospital for their injuries.
Earlier Monday, the “Joint Chamber of Palestinian Resistance Factions” demanded that the Israeli authorities disengage from the sacred Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem.
Resistance factions set a deadline of 6pm, at which time they would retaliate for the violations against the Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem.
At 6pm the Palestinian resistance reportedly fired several crude, homemade rockets into Israel from the besieged Gaza Strip, no casualties or damage were reported.
The Israeli army carried out, on Tuesday afternoon, a series of airstrikes targeting several areas in the Gaza Strip, causing excessive property damage, in addition to killing at least nine Palestinians, and injuring more than ten.
Media sources said the strikes targeted many homes, residential buildings, structures, farmlands, and sites run by armed resistance groups, in several parts of the Gaza strip.
Update: The Israeli army assassinated, on Tuesday evening, Eyad Fathi Fayeq Sharir, 35, in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood, in Gaza city.
The army claimed Abu Sharir is one of the military leaders of the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas.
He was killed along with his wife, who was not identified at the time of this report, when the army fired a missile into their home, also wounding 25 Palestinians in surrounding areas due to the blast.
The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza said the army fired missiles into buildings adjacent to the Indonesian hospital, causing damage to the buildings and the hospital, and denounced the attack as another war crime violating International Law by targeting medical and civilian structures.
The Israeli army also fired missiles into a residential tower, containing many floors, causing its to collapse and turning it into rubble.
Media sources in Gaza said the Israeli missiles targeted Hanadi Tower in the al-Mina’ (Port) area, west of Gaza city, and added that the army first fired smaller missiles into the tower, before the Palestinians rushed out just minutes before the further strike turned it into rubble.
Abu Obeida, the spokesperson of the Al-Qassam brigades of Hamas, said if Israel continued to target civilian homes in Gaza, “Tel Aviv will be next, and will witness much more than what happened in Asqalan (Ashkelon).
It is worth mentioning that, on Tuesday evening and before the latest escalation, the Health Ministry in Gaza said the army killed 28 Palestinians, including ten children and one woman, and injured at least 152.
Update: Amira Abdul-Fattah Sobeh, 57, killed by an Israeli shell targeting her apartment in the Shati’ refugee camp.
Update: Abdul-Rahman Sobeh (special needs) the son of Amira, killed in the same bombings.
Update: An Israeli missile killed Kamal Taiseer Qreiqe’, 35, in the Rimal neighborhood in Gaza city.
Update: Israeli sources said two Israelis were killed, and two were injured, one seriously, by Palestinian shells in Asqalan.
Update: The Al-Jazeera News Agency has reported that the Israeli army fired missiles into a school for orphans in Deir al-Balah, in the central Gaza Strip.
Update: The Israeli army fired missiles into a building in Gaza city, killing Sameh Fahim Hashem al-Mamlouk, 34.
A Palestinian, identified as Mohammad Yahia Mohammad Abu al-Ata, 30, was killed in one of the Israeli strikes in Gaza city, medical sources said.
The army also fired a missile at a Palestinian car, in Gaza, causing injuries, while the Israeli navy fired sporadic missiles at sites close to the Gaza shore.
Medical sources in Gaza also said two Palestinians were killed, and eight were injured, when the army fired missiles into an apartment in the Rimal neighborhood in Gaza. Most of the wounded are children.
The Israeli army also fired a barrage of missiles targeting homes and residential buildings in the al-Shati’ refugee camp, in northern Gaza, causing excessive damage.
The three Palestinians are senior leaders of the al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, and were killed in targeted assassination strikes.
As of Tuesday morning, the Palestinian Ministry of Health has confirmed that Israeli airstrikes have killed 27 Palestinians, including 9 children and one woman, and wounded at least a hundred in the Gaza Strip. Israel began its assault on Gaza Monday evening, following three weeks of Israeli settler and soldier attacks on Palestinians.
It added that at least 122 Palestinians have been injured, including more than 15 who suffered serious wounds and said that among the injured are 41 children.
In addition, the Al-Jazeera news agency has reported that the Israeli army fired, on Tuesday afternoon, several missiles and shells targeting many areas in the eastern, and northeastern parts of the Gaza Strip.
Meanwhile, Israeli sources said Palestinian fighters fired more than 40 shells within a few minutes, into Asqalan and Ashdod, and added that the shells caused damage and five injuries.
They added that more than 300 shells have been fired from Gaza since Monday evening, especially when Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, in retaliation to the Israeli offensive on Gaza, and the escalating violations in Jerusalem, mainly in and around Al-Aqsa Mosque, and Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.
The Al-Qassam Brigades said it managed to fire 137 shells into Ashdod and Asqalan within five minutes and added that warned that its retaliation will be unprecedented if Israel does not end its offensive on Gaza, and does not stop its violations against the Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem, especially in Al-Aqsa Mosque.
On its part, the al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad said its “response to the Israeli crimes against civilians, and resistance fighters, is just beginning.”
Its statement came after Israeli assassinated several prominent members of the group in Gaza and vowed to keep Israel on constant alert.
It is worth mentioning that the Israeli army has decided to deploy more than five thousand reservists, across the fence with Gaza, in preparation for a possible ground offensive.
Days of Palestine – Gaza Strip – The death toll from Israeli strikes against Gaza Strip since yesterday has been hitting 25, the last of which was moments ago as Israeli warplanes attacked a residential building in the middle of Gaza City.
25 Palestinian people have died in the Israeli airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip, the Ministry of Health confirmed.
In a statement, Tuesday the Ministry said that 25 martyrs reported, including 9 children and a woman, and 115 injuries with various wounds due to the Israeli aggression on Gaza Strip.
Israeli occupation later on Monday launched raids of attacks against the Gaza Strip to prevent from supporting Palestinians in Jerusalem who have been under Israeli violence since the start of the holy month of Ramadan.
Days of Palestine – Gaza – Israeli warplanes destroyed Tuesday two factories and a company during their aerial strikes on the Gaza Strip that have been ongoing for the second day in a row.
The Palestinian Ministry of National Economy said in a statement that the bombing hit the Abu Asr ice factory near the Kuwait roundabout in the Zaytoun neighborhood, the Abu Al Khair factory, east of Jabalia, and the Hamada ceramic company, all in Gaza City.
The ministry condemned the targeting of factories and economic establishments in the Strip, stressing that the Israeli occupation deliberately targets factories to destroy the economic infrastructure in the beleaguered enclave.
The Israeli occupation’s destruction of factories and economic facilities caused dozens of workers to lose their jobs, the ministry added.
Days of Palestine – Lod – A Palestinian young man was shot dead and two others suffered moderate bullet injuries when a Jewish resident of Lod City in central Israel (the 1948 occupied lands) opened fire at protesters rallying in solidarity with Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.
Local sources told the Arab48 website that armed Jewish residents of Lod City targeted a group of Palestinian young protesters, killing one of them and injuring two others.
The Israeli police also arrested 16 protesters in the cities of Lod and Ramlah for allegedly throwing stones and launching firecrackers at its forces, torching tires, garbage containers, and cars on roads, and damaging private property.
Hundreds of Arab citizens on Monday night took to the streets of Lod, Ramlah, and other Arab areas in Israel to protest violent police crackdowns on their compatriots in Jerusalem and to express their solidarity with Gaza, which the Israeli army started to attack on Monday, killing and injuring a number of civilians.