Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Near Ramallah

On Tuesday evening, Israeli soldiers killed a young Palestinian man after the army invaded the Al-Mughayyir village east of Ramallah, in the central part of the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian is the fourth, including two siblings, to be killed by the soldiers, Tuesday.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said the soldiers shot Ra’ed Ghazi Na’san, 21, with several live rounds in the chest.

Local nonviolent activist against the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall and Colonies, Kathem Haj Mohammad, said a large military force invaded the village and fired dozens of live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs at Palestinian youngsters who protested the invasion.

He added that Ra’ed suffered serious gunshot wounds to the chest and was rushed to a clinic in the nearby Turmus Ayya town, and received essential first aid, before he was moved to the Istishari Hospital in Ramallah, where he was officially pronounced dead.

Early Tuesday morning, Israeli soldiers killed two Palestinian siblings, Jawad Abdul-Rahman Rimawi, 22, and his brother, Thafer, 21, in Kafr Ein town, northwest of Ramallah, in the central West Bank.

On Tuesday dawn, the Palestinian Health Ministry said a Palestinian, Mohammad Mahmoud Ekhlayyel, 44, died from serious wounds he suffered after Israeli soldiers shot and seriously wounded him and injured twenty-one after the army invaded Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

(Source / 30.11.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Kill Another Palestinian Near Ramallah, Five Killed Tuesday

On Tuesday, Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian man north of the Al-Biereh city, in the central West Bank governorate of Ramallah and Al-Biereh, after claiming he tried to ram them with his car shortly after ramming and seriously wounding a soldier. The Palestinian is the fifth, including two siblings, to be killed by Israeli soldiers Tuesday.

In a statement, the Palestinian General Assembly for Civil Affairs said the soldiers killed Rani Ma’moun Fayez Abu Ali, 45, from Betunia town, west of Ramallah.

It added that the soldiers shot and seriously injured the Palestinian, who later succumbed to his wounds at an Israeli hospital.

The Israeli army claimed that the soldiers fired several live rounds at the Palestinian who was driving his car and rammed it into a metal barrier and alleged that he was trying to “ram the soldiers with his car.”

The soldiers immediately started firing live rounds through the rear windshield of the stopped car, which indicated that the Palestinian was posing no threat to them at the time.

Some Israeli reports also claimed that the Palestinian driver “exited his car and was shot by the soldiers in the middle of a busy road.”

However, a video from the scene shows the Palestinian car stopped after hitting a road barrier, before sounds of live fire are heard, and also shows an Israeli police officer striking the car’s side window with his rifle, an issue that indicates that the driver was still inside the vehicle that came to a complete stop.

The army also stopped and prevented Palestinian ambulances from reaching the wounded man and closed the entire area.

Israeli sources said a female soldier suffered serious wounds after being rammed by the car driven by the slain Palestinian.

According to Israeli reports, the officer, roughly 20 years of age, was injured at 10:45 in the morning on Route 60 near Kochav Ya’akov, north of occupied Jerusalem, before Israeli medics were called to the scene to treat the woman and evacuated her to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

Also, according to the Israeli reports, the “driver sped away before he was located and shot after a short manhunt.”

Israeli National News quoted Paramedic Shmulik David stating, “We were told that a vehicle hit her [the soldier] and escaped. We moved her quickly to the ambulance while providing life-saving treatment, stopping the bleeding and providing pain relief, and then transferred her to a mobile intensive care unit that is conveying her to hospital in severe but stable condition,”

The army said the soldier was run over at a gas station near Kokhav Ya’akov colony and that the Palestinian fled the scene before the soldiers killed him after a “short manhunt,” and added that the soldiers initiated massive searches in the area “looking for additional suspects.”

Surveillance shows the car turning around in a gas station, trying to speed out, and then ramming the soldier before the driver sped away. However, it is hard to determine if the driver lost control of his car and struck the soldier before fleeing the scene.

The Israeli National News also said that the Police Sergeant Majors David Yoel and Menashe Naftali “praised the officers who killed the Palestinian.”

It also quoted Police Commissioner Yaakov ‘Kobi’ Shabtai, who spoke to the two officers who opened fire at the car and “praised them for their efforts in neutralizing the terrorist.”

Shabtai, according to Israeli National News, also said that the officers “performed excellently” and that their so-called “initial identification of a suspicious vehicle, before they even knew about the incident, followed by their linking it to the incident, with the result of a dead terrorist – that’s what I want to see.”.

An Israeli police officer said that he and other officers noticed a speeding car “driving widely” and also at the same time “hearing reports about an attack” before firing many live rounds at the Palestinian driver who allegedly continued to drive “trying to escape towards Givat Assaf” colony.

According to Israeli National News, the officer added, “We realized that it was the [terrorist’s vehicle]. We spread out and stopped the vehicle, and fired at him, and he continued to escape toward Givat Assaf. We drove after him – he was endangering the other drivers on the road – and in the area of the checkpoint, we approached him.”

Palestinian sources said the Palestinian was killed because Israeli soldiers profiled him as the attacker and chose to fire many live rounds at his car and that the entire incident was a traffic accident and not a ramming attack.

The slain Palestinian was a married father of five children and had a permit to work at a “Rami Levy Store” in the Benyamin colony; he started working there about a month ago.

It is worth mentioning that many Palestinians have been killed or seriously injured in traffic accidents involving Israeli vehicles, soldiers, or colonizers after the army believed those accidents were “deliberate ramming attacks,” an issue that raises fears among Palestinian drives involved in this type of traffic accidents with Israeli colonizers or soldiers, pushing many to try to flee in fear of being profile as attackers before being shot.

On Tuesday evening, Israeli soldiers killed Ra’ed Ghazi Na’san, 21, after the army invaded the Al-Mughayyir village east of Ramallah, in the central part of the occupied West Bank.

Early Tuesday morning, Israeli soldiers killed two Palestinian siblings, Jawad Abdul-Rahman Rimawi, 22, and his brother, Thafer, 21, in Kafr Ein town, northwest of Ramallah, in the central West Bank.

On Tuesday dawn, the Palestinian Health Ministry said a Palestinian, Mohammad Mahmoud Ekhlayyel, 44, died from serious wounds he suffered after Israeli soldiers shot and seriously wounded him and injured twenty-one after the army invaded Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

(Source / 30.11.2022)

Palestinian Child From Negev Dies From Wounds Suffered After Israeli Police Shot Him

On Wednesday, a Palestinian child from the Negev died during surgery at the Israeli Soroka Medical Center a month after an Israeli police officer shot him with live fire in Arara town in the Negev, during celebrations after the Knesset election.

Issa Hani Talqat, 13, suffered serious wounds when an Israeli police officer shot him on November 1st, 2022, after exit polls were published, and United Arab List (Ra’am) only won five Knesset seats.

The Israeli police claimed that the officers fired at a car “driving wildly” and “believed that the life of an officer was endangered.”

Eyewitnesses said the child was walking on the sidewalk and not in the car when the officers opened fire and shot him in the neck.

The Times Of Israel said the child’s condition initially improved but had several scheduled difficult surgeries and died just minutes after the surgeons started surgery to install a feeding tube in his body.

It added that the officer who injured the child was questioned by the “Internal Investigations Department,” which is part of the “Justice Ministry” that investigates police wrongdoing in Israel, and the officer claimed he “suspected one of the drivers tried to run him over.”

Locals in the Arab town said the police had no reason to open fire and that the child had no connection with the alleged wild driver, adding that several police officers tried to stop one of the speeding cars and fired at it when the driver did not stop.

The child’s uncle, Riyad, said his slain nephew child was walking on the side of the road heading home when he was shot and seriously injured and added that Issa was recovering and even started walking while attached to a medical device, but then he suffered complications and died during surgery.

Riyad stated that the investigation could reveal whether the child died of medical negligence or other causes, adding that “no matter what eventually led to his death, the police should not have opened fire, and they are responsible for his death.”

(Source / 30.11.2022)

Israel arrests 6 Palestine fishermen off Gaza coast

The Israeli Navy arrested, on Monday, six Palestinian fishermen and confiscated two boats, south of the Gaza Strip shores, Anadolu News Agency reports.

“The Israeli navy forces arrested six fishermen and confiscated two boats,” Nizar Ayyash, Head of Gaza’s fishermen union, told Anadolu Agency.

He added that “the six fishermen were working near the Palestinian-Egyptian maritime borders.”

There was no comment from Israeli authorities on the arrest.

READ: Gaza’s fishermen struggling for a catch to feed their families

However, Israeli media reported earlier that “the Israeli navy stopped two fishing boats off the coast of the Gaza Strip, near the maritime borders with Egypt, confiscated the boats and detained the fishermen on board, and handed them for investigation.”

Israel allows Palestinians in the blockaded Gaza Strip to fish only at a distance of 15 nautical miles.

Roughly 50,000 Gazans earn their living through fishing, according to the fishermen union.

Palestinian fishermen often suffer from multiple Israeli violations, including attempting to sink Palestinian boats in the sea, firing at them as well as narrowing the fishing area for long periods.

READ: Israel bans fish exports from Gaza to West Bank

(Source / 28.11.2022)

Palestine journalist among those arrested by Israel in West Bank raids

The Israeli Occupation Forces detained a Palestinian journalist this morning, along with 17 Palestinians, during a military raid across the Occupied West Bank.

According to the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS), the Israeli forces arrested Sabri Jibril, 35, after raiding and searching his home in the town of Tuquo, based south-east of the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem.

His arrest comes a few days after he was held and interrogated at an Israeli army checkpoint during his return from an event in support of prisoners.

The soldiers at the checkpoint had also confiscated his phone and press card, added PPS.

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said that the Israeli Occupation has committed 513 violations against Palestinians journalists so far this year, including the killing of Al Jazeera journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh and her media colleague, Ghofran Warasneh.

Meanwhile, six Palestinians from the Jerusalem governorate, including five from the town of Hizma, based east of Jerusalem, were detained by Israel soldiers during overnight raids at their homes.

Israeli forces raid Palestinian homes on an almost daily basis across the Occupied West Bank on the pretext of searching for “wanted” Palestinians, triggering protests with residents.

In the Ramallah area, soldiers raided the Umm Al-Sharayet neighbourhood of Al-Bireh city and detained a former prisoner after breaking into and searching his home.

Moreover, soldiers detained two Palestinians from the northern West Bank city of Qalqilya.

The mass arrest of Palestinians is nothing new. According to a 2017 report by Addameer, over the past 50 years more than 800,000 Palestinians have been imprisoned or detained by Israel. This figure is now believed to be closer to one million.

READ: ICC urged to investigate Israel’s crimes

(Source / 28.11.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians Near Nablus

On Friday, Israeli soldiers injured many Palestinians during the weekly procession in Beita and Beit Dajan towns, south and east of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Ahmad Jibril, the head of the Emergency Department of the Nablus office of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), said the soldiers caused ten Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

He added that PRCS medics provided the needed treatment to the wounded without hospitalizing any of them.

The soldiers also attacked the weekly procession in Beit Dajan, east of Nablus, and fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at them.

The Palestinians have been holding ongoing processions on their lands in Sbeih Mountain in Beita, and in Beit Dajan, since May of last year after a group of illegal Israeli colonizers installed an outpost atop the Mountain.

The soldiers injured thousands of Palestinians during these protests and killed several others, including children.

The Mountain, owned by the Palestinians, has significant strategic importance, especially since if the colonizers occupied it, 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.

(Source / 28.11.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

On Friday, Israeli soldiers injured several Palestinians during the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Morad Eshteiwi, the media spokesperson of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said the Palestinians marched from the center of the town, chanting against the ongoing illegal occupation and its escalating violations.

Eshteiwi added that the soldiers hit three Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets and caused many to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

Last Friday, the soldiers attacked the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum town and injured many Palestinians.

The Palestinians have been holding weekly processions in Kufur Qaddoum for the last eighteen years, demanding the army to reopen the village’s main road the soldiers blockaded to allow easy access to the illegal colonizers driving to and from Kedumim illegal colony built on stolen Palestinian lands.

Also Friday, illegal Israeli colonizers invaded Palestinian lands in Bruqin town, west of the central West Bank city of Salfit, and started installing an outpost on Palestinian lands in the Al-Khalayel area, west of the town.

The colonizers installed sheds, planted trees, and conducted preparation work for their outpost on the stolen lands.

(Source / 28.11.2022)

Soldiers Attack Palestinians And International Peace Activists In Hebron

On Friday, Israeli soldiers attacked many Palestinians and international peace activists before detaining three internationals in the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

Media sources said the international activists were on a solidarity tour with the indigenous Palestinians in the Tal Romeida area in the center of Hebron before the soldiers attacked them.

The activity came just a week after illegal Israeli colonizers attacked many Palestinians and their property in Tal Romeida.

The sources added that the soldiers assaulted many Palestinians, including two identified as Bassam Abu Aisha and Ezzat Al-Karaki.

The soldiers also attacked and detained three international peace activists before declaring the entire area a “closed military zone” to force the Palestinians and the international peace activists out while allowing the illegal colonizers to march and roam freely.

(Source / 28.11.2022)

Rights groups demand release of Holy Land Five

Washington (QNN)- Human rights groups have called for the release of the Holy Land Five, a group of Palestinian-American men who were convicted and imprisoned in the US over accusations of funding terrorism.

As families of the accused marked the14th anniversary of their conviction, Within Our Lifetime, the Coalition for Civil Freedoms, and the Samidoun Prisoner Network, launched a campaign on Thursday demanding the release of the three remaining Holy Land Foundation Five.

“November 24th 2022 marks 14 years since the Holy Land Foundation 5 were wrongfully convicted and imprisoned in the US for the crime of sending food and medicine to orphans in Palestine,” the Palestinian-led Within Our Lifetime said in a statement.

“Three of them remain imprisoned today. It’s time to bring them home,” the group added.

The Holy Land Five are five Palestinian men who were active leaders in the Holy Land Foundation. The five men, became known as the Holy Land Five, are Shukri Abu Baker, Mufid Abdulqader, Ghassan el-Aashi, Mohammed Mezain and Abdulrahman Odeh.

The Foundation was based in Texas and was once the largest Islamic charity in the U.S. before it was targeted by the Bush administration and zionist forces as part of the racist “War on Terror” and shut down in December 2001, leading to the wrongful conviction and imprisonment of five Palestinian men.

The Holy Land Foundation was repeatedly targeted by Zionist organizations in a series of reports and investigations because of its effective work in providing support to occupied Palestine.

The Foundation was a large charity that raised millions of dollars for impoverished people in occupied Palestine, providing much-needed support and blunting the effects of the occupation on the Palestinian people.

It was in 2004 when the homes of the Holy Land Foundation Five were raided and the men arrested and not until 2007 that their trial began.

After a first trial ended in a hung jury, a second trial handed lengthy prison sentences to each on charges of “material support for terrorism” after accusing the charity of funding Hamas group.

The charges were all related to the HLF, which was founded in 1989 and focused on getting medical care and humanitarian aid to impoverished Palestinians via “Zakat committees”.

Leaders of the Foundation were placed under surveillance by the FBI since 1993 while notorious Islamophobic, racist and Zionist commentators like Steven Emerson repeatedly attacked the Foundation, accoridng to the Within Our Lifetime.

Three of them, Mufid Abdulqader, Ghassan Elashi, and Shukri Abu Baker remain imprisoned today. The two others, Abdulrahman Odeh and Mohammed El-Mezain, sentenced to 15 years each, were released in 2020 and 2022 respectively.

The HLF5 were convicted on false charges of “providing material support to terrorism,” despite the fact that they were never even accused of funding the legitimate armed resistance to Israeli occupation and colonization.

Indeed, the same charities funded by the Holy Land Foundation were also funded by the International Red Cross and even USAID, the US Agency for International Development.

The American Civil Liberties Union has said the Holy Land Foundation case was part of a pattern of the US government targeting faith-based charities “on the basis of unsubstantiated evidence and without even basic due process protections”.

(Source / 28.11.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian, Confiscate Car, Near Jenin And Nablus

On Friday, Israeli soldiers abducted a young Palestinian man and confiscated a car near Jenin and Nablus in the northern parts of the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said the soldiers, stationed at the Za’tara military roadblock south of Nablus, abducted a young man, Mohammad Moayyad Abbas, from the Al-Fandaqumiya village south of Jenin.

The sources added that the soldiers also confiscated a car owned by Firas Has Abu ar-Rob, near Barta’a military roadblock southwest of Jenin.

In related news, many army jeeps invaded Rommana and Zabbouba villages west of Jenin and closed several streets.

(Source / 28.11.2022)