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8 Palestinians Killed, Scores Injured and Abducted, Homes Demolished by Israeli Occupation Apartheid Regime Soldiers

August 21-September 10, 2023

 

Editor's Note:

" ٰ  ٰ "  ( 5: 32).

" " ( 4: 93).

 

"Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul, unless for a soul, or for corruption in the land, it is as if he had killed humankind entirely" (The Holy Quran, Al-Ma-ida, 5: 32).

"And whoever kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell, wherein he will abide eternally, and Allah has become angry with him, and has cursed him, and has prepared for him a great torment" (Al-Nisa, 4: 93).

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While brutal force has been used to create Zionist Israel and sustain it thus far, Zionist claims to Palestine are false. Actually, from the five thousand years of known written history, there has been a continuous Palestinian-Canaanite presence in the Holy Land. Despite the Zionist false claims, the ancient Israelites ruled part of the land for only 85 years (during the reign of David, Solomon, and Solomon's son).

 After that, the Egyptians conquered Palestine-Canaan in 925 BC, followed by Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, and Romans, before the Arab Muslim rule, starting from 636 AD.

By the Time Jesus started his mission, the three population groups of Canaanites, Palestinians, and Israelites were melted together in religion and language. Most of them became Christians when Constantine converted in 313 AD. Then, most of them became Muslims in the 7th and 8th centuries AD.

So, Palestinian Muslims, Christians, and Jews are the ones who have the right to claim descent from ancient Israelites, Palestinians, and Canaanites, not Zionists from other continents.

The following news stories are just examples, not a systematic record, of the Israeli occupation government abuse, mistreatment, and violations of Palestinian human rights, on daily basis.

More detailed news stories can be found at the following sources:

http://english.wafa.ps/, https://english.palinfo.com/, https://imemc.org/, https://paltoday.ps/ar/


   
Israeli occupation regime security soldiers assaulted Palestinian Muslim worshipers outside of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, on August 25, 2023 imemc    
Milad Monther Al-Raiy, 16, was killed by Israeli occupation soldiers in Al-Aroob refugee camp, on September 9, 2023 imemc Muhammed Zubaydat, 17, was killed in Jericho by Israeli occupation in Jericho, on September 5, 2023 imemc Ayid Sameeh Abu Harb, 21, was killed by Israeli occupation soldiers, in Noor Shams refugee camp, on September 5, 2023 imemc
Abdul-Raheem Fayiz Ghannam, 36, was killed by Israeli occupation fores in Aqaba, Tubas, September 1, 2023 imemc Dawood Abdul-Raziq Daras, 41, was killed by Israeli occupation soldiers west of Ramallah, after killing a soldier by running over him and injuring several others, on August 31, 2023 imemc Khalid Samir Al-Zaaneen, 14, was killed by Israeli occupation soldier in East Jerusalem, on August 31, 2023 imemc
 
Ezzuddeen Kan'an, 20, died on August 25, 2023, of wounds he sustained during Israeli occupation soldiers attack on Jenin refugee camp in July 2023 imemc Othman Atif Abu Kharj, 17, was killed by Israeli occupation soldiers,
in Al-Zababda, on August 22, 2023 imemc
 





With the exception of killings, the following news stories are just examples, not a systematic record, from: https://imemc.org/

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Killing of Palestinians by Israeli Occupation Regime Soldiers

Israeli Occupation Soldiers Shoot, Kill a Palestinian Child, Near Hebron

 SEP 9, 2023

Israeli occupation forces shot and killed, on Saturday evening, a Palestinian child at the entrance to the Al-Aroob refugee camp, north of Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank, the Ministry of Health confirmed.

Palestinian youths protested the Israeli occupation military presence, prompting soldiers to open fire at Palestinian youths with live ammunition and tear gas canisters.

Israeli soldiers stationed in a military tower at the entrance to the Al-Aroob refugee camp, north of Hebron, shot and critically injured a 16-year-old Palestinian child in the back with a live round and caused dozens of Palestinian youths to sustain inhalation injuries from tear gas exposure.

Medical sources at the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) stated that a child was critically injured by live bullets in the back and chest, and its crews performed resuscitation efforts during the transfer to Al-Yamamah Hospital in Bethlehem.

Doctors at the hospital pronounced the child, identified as Milad Monther Al-Raiy, 16, deceased, as a result of a critical gunshot wound, and the Ministry of Health confirmed.

For its part, the Hebrew Channel 14 alleged that the Israeli army eliminated a Palestinian who endangered their lives, failing to provide any justification for the killing of the child.

Family members and local youths gathered at the Al-Yamamah Hospital to view the body of the slain child, and marched while carrying the body, and chanting for redemption.

Israeli Occupation Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Teen Near Jericho

 SEP 5, 2023

On Tuesday, Israeli occupation soldiers killed a Palestinian teenage boy near the Zubaydat town, north of Jericho, in the northeastern part of the occupied West Bank.

In a statement, the Palestinian Health Ministry said the slain teen has been identified as Muhammed Yoosif Isma'il Zubaydat, 17, a high school student at the Zubaydat Secondary School in Jericho.

The soldiers chased Mohammad in a Plam Farm near the village and shot him before closing the area and preventing Palestinian medics from reaching him.

The occupation army later informed the Palestinian General Authority of Civil Affairs that Mohammad has died from his wounds.

The occupation soldiers also invaded and ransacked Mohammads home in the in Zubayat town, north of Jericho, before abducting his father, Yoosif, and brother, Ismael.

The Israeli occupation army claimed the soldiers shot Mohammad after he allegedly carried out a shooting attack, moderately wounding a Border Guard soldier.

Also, the Israeli Army spokesperson issued a statement alleging uncovering a connection between the shooting and an earlier shooting incident near an Israeli restaurant in the same area.

The first shooting incident occurred about 90 minutes earlier on Route 90 in the Jordan Valley; the army said Mohammad fired into the air before fleeing the scene.

The spokesperson said the soldiers and undercover officers searched the area after the first shooting and added that the Palestinian encountered the soldiers at a nearby intersection and opened fire at them, wounding one, before they fatally shot him.

According to the Israeli military, the Israeli army initiated massive searches in the area and installed roadblocks, looking for Palestinians who might be involved in the shooting.

Early Tuesday morning, Israeli soldiers invaded the Nur Shams refugee camp east of Tulkarem in the occupied West Banks northwestern part, killed a young Palestinian man, and seriously injured another.

Medical sources at the Thabet Thabet Hospital in Tulkarem have confirmed that the soldiers killed a young man, identified as Ayed Sameeh Abu Harb, 21, after shooting him with live fire in the head and added that the soldiers also seriously injured another Palestinian.

Israeli Occupation Soldiers Kill A Palestinian In Tulkarem

 SEP 5, 2023

Early Tuesday morning, Israeli occupation soldiers invaded the Noor Shams refugee camp east of Tulkarem in the occupied West Banks northwestern part, killed a young Palestinian man, and seriously injured another.

Medical sources at the Thabit Thabit Hospital in Tulkarim have confirmed that the soldiers killed a young man, identified as Ayid Sameeh Abu Harb, 21, after shooting him with live fire in the head and added that the soldiers also seriously injured another Palestinian.

It is worth mentioning that Ayid was named after his uncle, who was killed 22 years ago during an exchange of fire with Israeli soldiers invading Tulkarim.

The attacks started when a large military force, including several armored vehicles and bulldozers, invaded the refugee camp, especially the Al-Mahjar neighborhood, before the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes and deployed sharpshooters on rooftops.

Media sources added that the military bulldozers destroyed the Nablus Road at the main entrance of the refugee camp and smashed several parked cars in the Al-Mahjar neighborhood.

Many Palestinians protested the invasion and hurled stones at the invading military force while the soldiers fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs.

Israeli Occupation Army Kills A Palestinian Man, Bombs A Home, Near Tubas

 SEP 1, 2023

Updated:

 Israeli occupation forces shot and killed, on Friday morning, a young Palestinian man and injured three others during a military assault on the village of Aqaba, northwest of Tubas, in the northeastern part of the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that the soldiers killed Abdul-Raheem Fayez Ghannam, 36, after shooting him with live rounds in the head.

His death came after many military vehicles invaded Aqaba and surrounded a home while firing live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

The Health Ministry said the soldiers shot four young men, including the slain man, with live fire and two with rubber-coated steel bullets, in addition to causing many to suffer bruises and the effects of tear gas inhalation.

A large army force infiltrated the village of Aqaba, besieged the home of Abdul-Raziq Mohammad Abu Arra, 51, where armed resistance fighters apparently sheltered, and fired missiles at the property, before abducting Abdul-Raziqs son, Bakr Abu Arra, 30.

The Israeli occupation army also blocked ambulance crews and media outlets from reaching the invaded area, and fired live rounds at Palestinian ambulances, causes damage.

Armed Palestinian resistance fighters fiercely resisted the invasion, exchanging heavy fire with the attacking Israeli forces.

According to eyewitness accounts, the army invaded the Tubas Turkish Governmental Hospital and positioned sharpshooters on its rooftops.

In a press statement, Nidal Odeh, the head of the Ambulance and Emergency in Tubas, said, We dealt with several injuries from bullets, gas and rubber during the occupations storming of the town of Aqaba, and an ambulance was directly hit by the occupations bullets.

Media sources said that soldiers besieged and bombed the home where Ahmed Walid Abu Arra was trapped, in an attempt to compel him to surrender himself.

Israeli Army Radio claimed that Abu Arra carried out a shooting attack near the Hamra checkpoint in the Jordan Valley one month ago, which slightly injured a female settler.

It was added that the besieged home belongs to destroying the house of the citizen Abdul-Raziq Qasim Muhammad Abu Arra, a member of the wanted young mans family.

On Friday afternoon, hundreds of Palestinians gathered in front of the Tubas Turkish Governmental Hospital to receive the body of the slain young man.

Mourners carried the body on their shoulders, through the streets to his family home, in Aqaba village, where his loved ones said their final goodbyes.

After the Friday prayer, mourners performed the funeral prayer over the body, before laying him to rest in the martyrs cemetery in the village.

Palestinian Driver, Israeli Soldier, Killed In Vehicular Collision Incident

 AUG 31, 2023

On Thursday morning, a Palestinian man driving a small truck west of Ramallah drove into a group of Israeli occupation soldiers walking on the road. One of the soldiers was killed, five were wounded, including three soldiers, and a Palestinian worker who was at the bus stop was also injured. In addition, two people in another vehicle were slightly injured when the truck hit their car, before the soldiers fatally shot him.

 Israeli daily Haaretz said the army identified the slain soldier as Sgt. Maxim Molchanov added that he was seriously injured before succumbing to his wounds. Maxin immigrated to Israel from Ukraine to Israel in the year 2017.

Haaretz also said that two other soldiers sustained mild wounds, adding that two Israeli citizens in a nearby car and a 15-year-old Palestinian child were also injured.

The driver drove away and was apprehended at another checkpoint several kilometers down the road. Several soldiers at that checkpoint drew their weapons and shot the driver, killing him.

The driver of the vehicles has been identified as Dawood Abdul-Raziq Daras, a 41-year-old father of five who was working in Israel and driving back to the West Bank when the collision occurred. Dawood was from Dair Ammar town, northwest of Ramallah.

Israeli Ynet News said the Palestinian entered Israel on foot at 5:55 in the early morning using his work permit and then boarded a truck with an Israeli license plate.

The Maan News Agency quoted the Israeli Army Radio stating that further investigations revealed that the Palestinian driver was assaulted by Israeli soldiers at a military roadblock seven kilometers away two weeks ago.

The Israeli Broadcasting Corporation reported that medical sources said two injured soldiers are in serious condition.

The collision, and subsequent shooting of the driver of the vehicle, took place near a military checkpoint by the illegal Israeli colony known as Modin, which is built on stolen Palestinian land owned by residents of the village of Bait Sira.

The Times Of Israel said the soldier who was killed was off-duty, and added that six and six persons, including soldiers, were wounded.

It added that, according to the Israel armys initial investigation, the Palestinian truck driver arrived at the military roadblock from the Israeli side, before he reportedly made a U-turn without and ran over a number of off-duty soldiers.

Palestinian Child Killed by Israeli Occupation Regime Police, in Occupied Jerusalem

 AUG 31, 2023

Israeli occupation regime police shot and killed, on Wednesday evening, a Palestinian child, at a light rail station near the Damascus Gate (Bab al-Amood), in occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank after an alleged stabbing attack.

Hebrew sources claimed that the Palestinian child stabbed an illegal Israeli settler in the Al-Musrara neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem before security officers and settlers attacked him at the light rail station.

Israeli police arrived at the scene, and rather than taking the child into custody, a police officer shot him at a close range and failed to provide him with medical treatment, causing him to bleed to death.

Also, Israeli police officers assaulted Palestinian journalists who attempted to approach the scene to provide media coverage.

Illegal Israeli settlers were shown on social media videos attacking vehicles at the scene and applauding the killing of the Palestinian child.

Furthermore, the soldiers prevented local Palestinians from approaching the home of the slain child, which sparked protests among local Palestinian youths, who burned rubber tires.

The slain child has been officially identified as Khalid Samir Al-Zaaneen, 14; shortly after his death, the army invaded and destroyed the contents of his family home, and caused injuries to members of his family, in the Bait Haneena neighborhood, north of occupied East Jerusalem.

Soldiers fired rubber-coated steel rounds, concussion grenades, and tear gas canisters at local citizens and at the home of the slain child, causing inhalation injuries.

Later it was reported that occupation forces abducted the father, mother, brother, and sister of the slain child.

A Palestinian Young Man Died From Wounds He Sustained in July

 AUG 25, 2023

A Palestinian young man succumbed on Friday to wounds he sustained during the Israeli occupation military assault on the Jenin refugee camp on July 3, 2023, local sources reported.

On Monday, the Palestinian youth Ezzuddeen Kan'an, 20, from the village of Jaba, southwest of Jenin, died as a result of a gunshot wound in the head, which he sustained on July 3, 2023, during the Israeli military offensive against the Jenin refugee camp.

Media sources said that the young man was on his way to donate blood for the victims of the aggression when an Israeli sharpshooter shot him in the head.

It was announced that the funeral for the slain young man would be held on Saturday after the noon prayer.

On July 2-4, 2023, Israeli forces conducted a brutal two-day military assault on the Jenin refugee camp, in the northern occupied West Bank, which left 13 Palestinians dead, and injured 140.

During the attack, the Israeli occupation army fired missiles into the refugee camp, deliberately leveled roads and damaged infrastructure, causing destruction of homes, and forcing the displacement of approximately 3,500 people.

Israeli Occupation Troops Kill Palestinian Child Near Jenin

 AUG 22, 2023

On Tuesday morning, just before dawn, Israeli occupation  regime troops shot and killed 17-year old Othman Atif Abu Kharj, shooting him with live ammunition in the head and shoulder during an invasion of the town of Zababda, south of Jenin, in the northern West Bank.

Abu Kharj was one of a group of youth that confronted the invading army at the entrance to their village, shouting slogans and throwing stones.

Invading Israeli occupation soldiers shot the youth with multiple live rounds. He was taken to the Al-Razi Hospital in Jenin, where he was declared dead by hospital officials after doctors were unable to save his life.

Fawaz Hammad, director of the Al-Razi Hospotal, told the Palestinian Wafa News Agency that the child, Othman Atef Abu Kharj (17 years old), died of injuries he sustained at dawn, during the clashes that erupted after the invasion of the town.

The Israeli occupation forces also abducted the young man, Yazan Malik Al-Sharqawi, after raiding his familys house and the homes of his relatives in the town of Al-Zababda.

According to Visit Palestine, the village of Zababda is home to about 3,000 inhabitants and is the only majority-Christian village in the northern West Bank.

Ruins found under the village show settlement dating to the Byzantine times. At the convent of the Rosary Sisters, a 6th century mosaic, as well as remnants of columns indicates that there was once a significant Byzantine church on the site. In the center of the village the remains of a Byzantine-Roman building, known as the Baubariya, can be found.

The modern village of Zababda was founded in the 17th century. Within the village there are four small churches belonging to the Catholic, Anglican, Melkite, and Greek Orthodox denominations. The village is also home to the Arab American University of Jenin.


Injuring of Palestinians by Israeli Occupation Regime Soldiers and Illegal Settlers

Illegal Paramilitary Israeli Settlers Attack Palestinians In Bethlehem

 SEP 10, 2023

On Saturday evening, illegal Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian residents in the Khalayel Al-Louz area, southeast of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said the colonizers invaded the area, fired many live rounds, and hurled stones at Palestinian homes and cars.

Many Palestinians intercepted the attack and forced the colonizers to leave before Israeli soldiers invaded the area.

Settler attacks like this have become more frequent recently, raising concerns among the Palestinians, especially in areas close to the illegal colonies.

Also Saturday, illegal Israeli colonizers attacked a Palestinian shepherd while he grazed his sheep in the West Banks northern Jordan Valley.

According to the Israeli human rights group BTselem, more than 620,000 colonizers reside in around 140 West Bank and East Jerusalem settlements. While Israel grants every Jew in the world the right to settle in Israel, it hasagainst U.N. resolutions and international lawrefused to allow the approximately five million Palestinian refugees alive today to return to their homeland.

UN Security Council and UN General Assembly resolutions have condemned Israeli policies in all its forms in the occupied Palestinian territories, whether it be the seizure of Palestinian land for various military purposes, the construction of illegal Israeli colonies, or the creation of bypass roads.

Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention states that the occupying power [Israel] is forbidden from transferring any part of its civilian population onto the land on which it occupies [Palestine].

Illegal Israeli Settlers Injure a Palestinian Shepherd in the Northern Jordan Valley

 SEP 9, 2023

Illegal Israeli settlers attacked, on Saturday evening, a Palestinian shepherd while he grazed his sheep in the West Banks northern Jordan Valley.

On Saturday evening, Ahmed Hussein Daraghma was grazing his livestock near al-Farisiyya village, east of Tubas, in the northern Jordan Valley, when illegal Israeli settlers assaulted him.

In a press statement, Mehdi Daraghma, the head of the Maleh and Bedouin Speculators Council, said that Israeli colonizers assaulted the Palestinian shepherd, Ahmed Hussein Daraghma, as he grazed his livestock.

He added that Daraghma suffered a fractured arm as a result of the attack and was transported to hospital for medical treatment.

Palestinian Woman Injured In Al-Aqsa Mosque

 SEP 9, 2023

On Friday, a Palestinian woman was shot and mildly injured, apparently by shrapnel of a bullet fired by paramilitary Israeli colonizers, in the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) said the woman, 65, was injured in the shoulder near the Al-Qibli Mosque in the Al-Aqsa compound.

WAFA added that the shot came from a house overlooking Al-Aqsa and illegally occupied by the paramilitary colonizers.

Eyewitnesses said the woman was sitting in the courtyard of Al-Aqsa, in an area between the Al-Magharba Gate and the Al-Qibli Mosque.

She was treated at the scene before being moved to the Al-Makassed Hospital in Jerusalem for further treatment and was later taken to an Israeli police station before the Israeli police initiated a probe into the incident.

Also Friday, Israeli occupation soldiers invaded the Bab Ar-Rahma Mosque in Al-Aqsa, forced the worshipers out, and caused serious damage.

Earlier Friday, dozens of colonizers gathered at a few gates of Al-Aqsa Mosque, especially near Bab Al-Qattanin (The Cotton Merchants Gate), while Israeli soldiers prevented the Palestinians from entering the area until the colonizers left.

Israeli Occupation Army Injures Three Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

 SEP 9, 2023

On Friday, Israeli occupation soldiers attacked the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum, east of Qalqilia, in the occupied West Banks northwestern part.

The Palestinians marched from the center of the town carrying Palestinian flags and chanting for ongoing resistance until liberation and independence.

Israeli soldiers attacked the protesters with gas bombs, concussion grenades, and rubber-coated steel bullets.

Medical sources said the soldiers shot three Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets and caused dozens to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

Last Saturday, Israeli soldiers shot two Palestinians and caused many Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation in Kufur Qaddoum.

Last Friday, the soldiers attacked the weekly anti-settlement march in the village of Kufur Qaddoum,  injuring dozens of Palestinians.

The Palestinians hold weekly processions in Kufur Qaddoum, since 2003, demanding the army to reopen the towns main entrance, blockaded 19 years ago to allow easy access to illegal colonizers driving to and from Kedumim colony, built on stolen Palestinians.

Israeli colonists from the nearby illegal Kedumin settlement, established on expropriated Palestinian lands, have full access to the street, while Palestinians are forced to take longer routes to Nablus city, the nearest major commercial center, causing undue hardship.

Israeli Occupation Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians, Injure Many, Near Tulkarem

 SEP 9, 2023

On Friday, Israeli occupation soldiers abducted two Palestinians and injured many near Tulkarem, in the occupied West Banks northwestern part.

Media sources said the soldiers invaded Saida town near Tulkarem, searched homes, and abducted a young man, Hani Rasem Al-Ashqar.

They added that the soldiers also abducted a former political prisoner, Mahamoud Fawwaz Sarris, from the Nur Shams refugee camp after stopping him at a military roadblock.

In addition, the Israeli occupation soldiers invaded Kafr Romman village, east of Tulkarem, leading to protests, and fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades, causing many Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

During the invasion, the soldiers stormed, searched several homes, and occupied rooftops to use as monitoring towers and firing posts.

Israeli Occupation Regime Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishing Boats In Gaza

 SEP 8, 2023

On Thursday evening, Israeli occupation navy ships fired many live rounds at Palestinian fishing boats near the shores of the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

Media sources said the navy ships fired live rounds and high-velocity gas bombs at the Palestinian fishing boats west of the Al-Waha and As-Sudaniyya areas in northern Gaza.

The sources added that the attacks did not lead to casualties but forced the fishermen to leave without being able to fish to provide for their families.

Last Saturday, Israeli navy ships attacked Palestinian fishing boats and chased them near the shores of Gaza City.

The attacks are part of constant Israeli violations against the Palestinians, especially the fishermenfarmersshepherds, and workers in the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip, and resulted in dozens of casualties, including fatalities, in addition to severe property damage and the confiscation of many boats after abducting the fishermen.

Israeli Occupation Army Attacks the Jenin Refugee Camp, Shoots Six Palestinians, Abducts Three

 SEP 4, 2023

Israeli occupation forces attacked, on Monday morning, the Jenin refugee camp, in the northern occupied West Bank, shot and injured six Palestinians, and abducted three, two of whom were injured.

Media sources said that Israeli undercover unit infiltrated, the city of Jenin and its refugee camp, driving a civilian vehicle with Palestinian licence plates, snuck into the Jabriyat area of the refugee camp, and besieged a Palestinian-owned home.

Local Palestinians spotted the undercover unit, protested the army presence, and sirens were set off to alert others of the invasion.

Armed Palestinian resistance fighters engaged in a fierce exchange of fire with the attacking Israeli forces.

Shortly afterward, a large Israeli army force stormed the camp, accompanied by at least 40 military vehicles, including bulldozers, while helicopters and drones flew overhead.

The Ministry of Health confirmed that Israeli forces shot and injured six Palestinians, four of whom were transported to the Jenin Governmental Hospital with mild injuries.

The other two injured young men were abducted by the army, without receiving any medical treatment.

The occupation army abducted a total of three Palestinians, identified as Ward Shreim, Moatasem Jaaisah, and Abdullah Sobh, from the Jenin refugee camp.

Three Palestinians Abducted by Israeli Forces

A social media video shows Israeli forces transported the three Palestinians, two of whom were injured, were extracted by military helicopter.

According to Israeli sources, a high-precision suicide drone, known as the SPIKE Firefly Loitering Munition was used against the armed Palestinian resistance fighters, claiming that some were injured.

It added that the military first used the Israeli made fragmentation warhead suicide drone, in the July assault on the Jenin refugee camp.

Israeli Occupation Army Shoots Nine Palestinians, in Northern Gaza

 SEP 1, 2023

Israeli occupation soldiers attacked, on Friday, Palestinian protestors, east of Gaza City, in the northern part of the besieged Gaza strip, shooting nine, and injuring dozens of others.

Dozens of Palestinians gathered near eastern border of Gaza, east of Gaza City, along the so-called security fence which separates the Gaza Strip from Israel.

Israeli forces, positioned along the fence opened fire at demonstrators who burned rubber tires and waved the flag of Palestine, in a non-violent display of their rejection of the continued crimes of the occupation.

Soldiers fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel rounds, and tear gas canisters at the non-violent protestors, shooting and injuring at least nine, the Ministry of Health confirmed.

At least one young man was shot with live ammunition in the leg, while eight others were shot with rubber-coated steel rounds, including one in the back.

Media sources added that dozens of other participants sustained inhalation injuries as a result of tear gas exposure.

Israeli Occupation Regime Police Attack, Injure Palestinian Muslim Worshipers, in Occupied Jerusalem

 AUG 25, 2023

On Friday afternoon, Israeli occupation  regime police assaulted Palestinian worshipers outside of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, injuring a number of people, including an elderly woman, and abducted at least three men.

Israeli police deployed heavily in the streets and alleys of the Old City of occupied Jerusalem, firing live rounds, rubber-coated steel rounds, and concussion grenades at Palestinian worshipers, injuring a number of people.

An elderly woman sustained a fractured foot after being struck with a concussion grenade. She was transported to hospital for medical intervention.

Several other Palestinians sustained cuts and bruises after being assaulted by Israeli police.

Police blocked Palestinian worshipers from accessing the Al Aqsa Mosque, assaulted a number of people, and abducted a citizen from Jerusalem, identified as Shaker Al-Zaatari, from the Lions Gate.

Eyewitness accounts revealed that the occupation police detained an elderly man, and assaulted him, which sparked protests from Palestinians who witnessed the abuse.

Eyewitnesses stated, The worshipers chanted the takbeers in rejection of the assault that one of the worshipers was subjected to, and demanded that he hand over his identity and allow him to enter Al-Aqsa, because there was no reason for his detention. During that, the worshipers were surprised that they were attacked, beaten and pushed, and then fired live bullets in the air.

Eyewitnesses added, The forces formed a chain at the Lions Gate, and while a squad stormed it, they prevented the worshipers from entering or leaving Al-Aqsa, and beat them with rubber bullets.

Medical sources from the Ambulance of Hope Association, Abdul Majeed Taha, said that medical crews treated four injuries, including a head injury, an injury to the chest, in addition to the elderly woman with the fractured foot.

According to the Israeli Army Radio, three Israeli police officers sustained injuries as a result of stones thrown at them during the attacks.

Meanwhile, an unidentified man was assaulted and abducted in the Hebron Gate (Bab Al-Khalil) area, and taken to the Al-Qashla Police Station in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Another man, identified as Imad Abu Rajab, was abducted by occupation police, from the Lions Gate (Bab al-Asbat).

Meanwhile, in Silwan town, south of Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, Israeli forces abducted Khalil Abu Diab, on Friday morning, according to the Prisoners Affairs Commission.


Abduction of Palestinians by Israeli Occupation Regime Soldiers

Israeli Occupation Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Ramallah

 SEP 7, 2023

On Thursday dawn, Israeli occupation soldiers abducted five young Palestinian men, including siblings and former political prisoners, in Ramallah in the occupied West Banks central part.

Media sources said several military vehicles invaded Turmus Ayya town, north of Ramallah, before the soldiers searched homes and abducted a former political prisoner, Omar Hamdan.

The sources added that the soldiers also abducted Nashmi Abu Rahma and his brother Luay from their home in Bilin village, west of Ramallah.

In the Al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah, the soldiers stormed, ransacked a few homes, and abducted a former political prisoner, a university student, Adnan Safi, and Said Nakhla.

Israeli Occupation Army Abducts Two Palestinians Near Jenin

 SEP 7, 2023

Earlier Thursday, Israeli occupation soldiers abducted two young Palestinian men near Yabad town junction, west of Jenin, in the occupied West Banks northern part.

Media sources said the soldiers stopped a Palestinian car and abducted two young men; one of them has been identified as Mohammad Turkman from Wad Burqin, west of Jenin.

The soldiers cuffed the two young men and placed them in one of their jeeps before moving them to a nearby military base.

Furthermore, the soldiers invaded many areas around Yabad town, west of Jenin, and installed military roadblocks.

The soldiers also installed roadblocks at the Arraba town junction, southwest of Jenin, Kafrit town junction, west of Jenin, and on the main Yabad-Arraba road.

In related news, Israeli soldiers shot a young Palestinian man and abducted six in the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, Doha town, west of the city, and al-Asakra area, east of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank.

Israeli Occupation Army Abducts A Teenage Boy In Northern Plains

 SEP 7, 2023

On Thursday morning, Israeli occupation soldiers invaded Bardala village in the occupied West Banks Northern Plains and abducted a teenage boy one week after abducting his father.

Media sources aid many military jeeps invaded the village before the soldiers stormed, ransacked a few homes, and interrogated several Palestinians.

They added that the soldiers abducted Nimir Eyad Sawafta, 17, from his parents home and took him to an unknown destination.

It is worth mentioning that a week earlier, the soldiers abducted Nimirs father, Eyad, after storming their home and ransacking it.

Earlier Thursday, Israeli soldiers abducted two young Palestinian men near Yabad town junction, west of Jenin, in the occupied West Banks northern part.

In related news, Israeli soldiers shot a young Palestinian man and abducted six in the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, Doha town, west of the city, and al-Asakra area, east of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank.

Israeli Occupation Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian, Abduct Six, In Bethlehem

 SEP 7, 2023

On Thursday dawn, Israeli occupation soldiers shot a young Palestinian man and abducted six in the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, Doha town, west of the city, and al-Asakra area, east of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said several armored Israeli military jeeps invaded the refugee camp before the soldiers stormed, ransacked many homes, and abducted three Palestinians.

The sources said the soldiers abducted Amer Daraghma, 43, Suleiman Haitham Mizhir, 21, and Wisam Abdul-Rahman.

Many Palestinians protested the invasion and hurled stones at the army jeeps before the soldiers shot a young man with a live round in the leg.

The soldiers also fired gas bombs and concussion grenades, causing many to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

In Doha town, west of Bethlehem, the soldiers abducted Mohammad Nader Hmeid, 19, and Taqeyeddin Saleh Manasra, 26.

In Al-Asakra area, east of Bethlehem, the soldiers abducted Ali Karim Kamel Asakra, 18, from his home.

Israeli Occupation Forces Abduct 17 Palestinians, Including Children, in the Occupied West Bank

 SEP 6, 2023

Israeli occupation  regime troops abducted, on Wednesday, several Palestinian young men, including a former prisoner, from separate areas of the West Bank, while undercover Israeli agents, kidnapped two Palestinian children in occupied East Jerusalem.

An undercover Israeli unit infiltrated, on Wednesday, the Jenin refugee camp, in a civilian van, while a large army force stormed the camp, for reinforcement.

The army surrounded the home of former prisoner, Muhammad Ibrahim Naghniyeh, 41, in the Jenin refugee camp, in the northern occupied West Bank.

Soldiers assaulted, interrogated, and abducted Naghniyeh, before invading and ransacking the homes of his two brothers, Bilal and Nidal.

Local Palestinian youth protested the invasion in Jenin and its refugee camp, while soldiers fired live rounds, concussion grenades, and tear gas canisters at them. No injuries were reported.

According to the Tulkarem chapter of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), Israeli forces abducted Ishaq Ibrahim Mahameed, 27, a citizen of the Nour Shams refugee camp, east of Tulkarem, while he attempted to pass through the Sarra military roadblock, west of Nablus, in the northern West Bank.

Israeli occupation forces stormed the home of a Palestinian young man, identified as Shafiq Arhami, before abducting him from the village of Beit Rima, northwest of Ramallah, in the central occupied West Bank.

In the Jabal al-Mokabber neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem, the army invaded, on Wednesday morning, the homes of Karam Raed Owaisat and Osama Abu Hilal, before abducting them.

Local Palestinian youths protested the incursion, which soldiers responded to by firing tear gas canisters and concussion grenades. No injuries were reported.

Meanwhile, in the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Al-Isawiya, an undercover Israeli unit kidnapped two Palestinian children, identified as Kamal Ghanem Mustafa and Bisan Yusef Obaid.

Several Palestinian young men were abducted from separate areas in the Hebron governorate, in the southern West Bank.

Soldiers stormed the town of Surif, northwest of the city and abducted Abdel Aziz Amer Haddush, Mustafa Khaled al-Hayh, and Adel Jihad al-Tarwa.

Meanwhile, another source reported that six young men were abducted from the Al-Aroub refugee camp, northeast of the city.

Soldiers invaded a number of homes, and abducted Nader Al-Sharif, Mahmoud Madi, Omar Al-Badawi, Thaer Awadat, Adam Mahfouz, and Baha Jawabreh.

The same sources added that Palestinian resistance fighters confronted the army. No injuries were reported.

Inside of Israel, occupation police abducted Muhammad Abd Darwish, a citizen of Jerusalem, while he arrived at the Lod airport in Tel Aviv.

Israeli Occupation Soldiers Abduct Two Women And Seven Young Men In Jerusalem

 SEP 6, 2023

On Tuesday night, Israeli occupation soldiers abducted two Palestinian women and seven young men and repeatedly assaulted two of the abducted young men in several parts of the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

In Bab Hutta near Al-Aqsa Mosque, the soldiers abducted a young Palestinian woman and closed the gates of Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem.

Media sources said the soldiers installed a sudden military roadblock at the Al-Jib village junction, northwest of Jerusalem, before stopping a Palestinian car.

The sources added that the soldiers abducted a young woman and two young men in the vehicle before confiscating it.

Furthermore, the soldiers repeatedly assaulted two young men in the As-Sadiyya neighborhood in Jerusalems Old City before abducting them.

In Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, the soldiers invaded the Beer Ayyoub neighborhood, abducted two young men, and fired many gas bombs and rubber-coated steel bullets at Palestinians protesting the invasion, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center In Silwan (Silwanic) has reported.

Silwanic added that the soldiers stopped and searched a Palestinian woman, Hanadi Halawani, from Jerusalem while walking near the Bab Asbat Gate of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

On Tuesday noon, Israeli soldiers shot two young Palestinian men with live fire and caused many schoolgirls to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation in Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron in the occupied West Banks southern part.

Also Tuesday, Israeli occupation soldiers killed Mohammad Yousef Ismael Zubeidat, 16, near the Zweidat village, north of Jericho in the northeastern part of the occupied West Bank.

Early Tuesday morning, Israeli soldiers invaded the Nur Shams refugee camp east of Tulkarem in the occupied West Banks northwestern part, killed Ayed Sameeh Abu Harb, 21, after shooting him with live fire in the head and seriously injured another Palestinian.

Israeli Occupation Forces Abduct 24 Palestinians in the Occupied West Bank

 SEP 5, 2023

Israeli occupation forces abducted, between Monday night and Tuesday evening, at least twenty-four Palestinians, from separate areas of the occupied West Bank.

Late Monday night, Israeli forces abducted two unidentified young men from the Al-Baajwa neighborhood in Yabad town, west of Jenin, in the northern West Bank.

Media sources said that occupation soldiers pursued two Palestinian young men on motorcycles, and deliberately struck them with a military jeep, before abducting them and confiscating their motorcycles.

It was added that soldiers invaded a number of neighborhoods in the town, sparking protests among local Palestinian youths.

Soldiers responded by firing live rounds, concussion grenades and rubber-coated steel rounds at those who resisted the military presence.

Armed Palestinian resistance fighters exchanged fire with the army, in addition to targeting the military vehicles with a crude explosive device. There were no injures reported.

On Tuesday evening, occupation forces stormed, on Tuesday evening, the home of the slain Muhammad Youssef Ismail Zubeidat, 17, in Zubeidat, north of Jericho, in the eastern West Bank, and abducted his father, Youssef, and his brother, Ismail.

Meanwhile, occupation forces stormed the Al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah, in the central West Bank, stormed and searched the home of university student, Amjad Salameh, before abducting him.

Palestinian youths protested the incursion, while soldiers fired tear gas and concussion grenades, without causing any casualties.

Soldiers invaded and searched the home of university student, Majd Hajjaj, in the city of Al-Biereh, east of Ramallah, before abducting him.

In the Al-Amari refugee camp, in Ramallah, the army forced their way into and searched the homes of Sabr Al-Taweel, Abdo Al-Bawab, and Uday Hamdan, before abducting them.

Confrontations ensued as local youths hurled rocks and Molotov cocktails at the invading army, without any injuries.

Israeli troops infiltrated, at dawn Tuesday, Anata town, northeast of occupied Jerusalem, and abducted Raed Muhammad Hamdan and Salah al-Din Muhammad al-Jamzawi, after storming and searching their homes.

According to the Commission for Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs in Jerusalem, Israeli forces assaulted and abducted Amir Majid al-Rishq and Firas Faris al-Rishq, from the Old City of occupied Jerusalem.

In the Al-Isawiya neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem, soldiers abducted Muhammad Ali Darwish, after invading his home.

North of occupied Jerusalem, Israeli forces abducted Ahmed Mahlous and Amjad Shaheen from the town of Kafr Aqab, in addition to Rakan Nidal al-Qawasmeh from the town of Al-Ram.

On Tuesday evening, Israeli police erected a flying military roadblock northwest of occupied Jerusalem, near the village of Al-Jib, and abducted two unidentified Palestinian young men and a young woman.

Soldiers stopped the vehicle, abducted the three, handling at least one of the youths in a brutal manner, and confiscating the vehicle.

Furthermore, in the southern part of the West Bank, occupation forces abducted Wael Abdel Hafeez al-Jamal and Mahmoud Ibrahim al-Najjar from the city of Hebron.

After storming an searching their homes, soldiers abducted Majd Azmi Mahmoud Abu Rayan, Muhammad Nabih al-Wahush, and Mahmoud Adel al-Wahush, from Halhul town, north of Hebron.

Soldiers abducted Muhammad al-Hiliqawi, after invading and searching his home, in the Al-Aroub camp refugee camp, northeast of Hebron. 

Demolition of Palestinian Homes and Property by Israeli Occupation Regime Soldiers

Israeli Occupation Army Forces A Palestinian To Demolish His Shop In Jerusalem

 SEP 7, 2023

On Thursday, Israeli occupation soldiers forced a Palestinian to demolish his shop in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

Media sources said the army invaded Silwan before forcing Nafez Zeitoun to demolish his shop.

The sources added that the Israeli authorities claimed the building was constructed with a permit from the City Council.

Nafez told the Wadi Hilweh Information Center In Silwan (Silwanic) that he had to borrow money to build his shop to support himself and his family due to the dire financial conditions.

He added that the army informed him that he must demolish his property and send the city council pictures proving the demolition was carried out.

He installed his shop using simple materials last Saturday, and the next day, he received the demolition order and was informed that he would have to pay excessive fines and fees, in addition to demolition costs, if the City Council used its workers and equipment in the destruction.

Nagez also said that, a year earlier, he was forced to demolish his home on the roof of his parents property.

Earlier Thursday, the Israeli occupation authorities handed demolition orders targeting three homes owned by Khaled Zeitoun, Joma Odah, and Shehda Qweider.

While Israel continues to build and expand its illegal colonies, Palestinian communities, and towns, in occupied Jerusalem, and various areas in the occupied West Bank, continue to be denied the right to build homes and property, under various allegations meant to prevent the expansion of Palestinian towns and neighborhoods.

All of Israels colonies in the occupied West Bank, including those in and around occupied East Jerusalem, are illegal under International Law, the Fourth Geneva Convention in addition to various United Nations and Security Council resolutions. They also constitute war crimes under International Law.

Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention states: The Occupying Power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies. It also prohibits the individual or mass forcible transfers, as well as deportations of protected persons from occupied territory.

Israeli Occupation Army Demolishes Buildings, Structures In Anata

 SEP 7, 2023

On Wednesday, many Israeli occupation  regime military vehicles, including bulldozers, invaded the Al-Baqan neighborhood in Anata town, east of the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank, before demolishing several buildings and structures.

Media sources said the army invaded the town approximately at five at dawn before demolishing and destroying homes, commercial structures, and a car parts shop.

The sources added that the soldiers demolished 13 structures, some used for commercial and residential purposes, in addition to barns, a farm, an under-construction home, a social hall used by the local Gheith family, and an old house owned by Palestinians from Hamdan family.

The demolished Hamdan family home, owned by Mohammad Zakariyya Hamdan, was a two-story building.

The soldiers also demolished a two-story home and social hall owned by the Gheith family.

Furthermore, the soldiers demolished a carwash facility and rental storage units owned by Ashraf Odah, a wall and shed owned by Mahmoud Mousa Hamdan, in addition to a parking lot, a garage, and parking spaces for renters owned by Wahid Kayali.

While Israel continues to build and expand its illegal colonies, Palestinian communities, and towns, in occupied Jerusalem, and various areas in the occupied West Bank, continue to be denied the right to build homes and property, under various allegations meant to prevent the expansion of Palestinian towns and neighborhoods.

All of Israels colonies in the occupied West Bank, including those in and around occupied East Jerusalem, are illegal under International Law, the Fourth Geneva Convention in addition to various United Nations and Security Council resolutions. They also constitute war crimes under International Law.

Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention states: The Occupying Power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies. It also prohibits the individual or mass forcible transfers, as well as deportations of protected persons from occupied territory.

Israeli Occupation Soldiers Demolish Two Homes In Hebron

 AUG 31, 2023

On Wednesday, Israeli occupation soldiers demolished two homes in Hebron city and the nearby Tarqoumia town in the occupied West Banks southern part.

Suleiman Jaafra, an activist with the Wall & Colonization Resistance Commission, said the soldiers demolished a residential shed, built using bricks and tin, and was about 70 square meters in the At-Tayba area in Tarqoumia town, west of Hebron,

Jaafra added that the home was on private Palestinian land near the bypass road used by the illegal colonizers and is owned by Ata Jamil Jaafra.

Jaafra said he filed several appeals against the demolition, but they were all denied by Israeli courts.

The soldiers also demolished another home owned by Palestinians from the local Al-Qawasmi family in Hebron city.

Furthermore, the army bulldozed Palestinian lands and uprooted several olive trees and grapevines.

It is worth mentioning that the At-Tayba area is subject to constant Israeli violations due to Israels constant attempts to annex Palestinian lands to expand the Adora and Telem illegal colonies.

 

Illegal Israeli Settlers' Violations and Attacks Against the Palestinian People 

Illegal Israeli Settlers Attack Palestinian Shepherds, Cut 74 Olive Trees, Near Ramallah

 SEP 3, 2023

Illegal Israeli settlers, on Saturday, attacked Palestinian shepherds in the village of Al-Mughayyir, northeast of Ramallah, in the central occupied West Bank, while another group of settlers cut down 74 olive trees in Nilin town, northwest of the city.

In the Al-Qaboun area of the village of Al-Mughayyir, illegal colonizers invaded private Palestinian-owned land, and proceeded to assault two Palestinian shepherds with sticks, causing bruises.

On Saturday evening, a group of Israeli settlers stormed the town of Nilin, and cut down at least 74 young olive trees belonging to local Palestinian citizens.

According to Youssef Al-Khawaja, the mayor of Nilin, illegal colonists infiltrated private property in the Al-Khalal area, and cut down 74 olive trees belonging to Musab Sorour and Muhammad Badr.

In related news, eight Palestinian citizens were injured, on Saturday evening, when illegal Israeli colonizers attacked farmers who were working on their land in the town of Qusra, south of Nablus, in the northern occupied West Bank.

When citizens attempted to fend off the attack, Israeli forces shot six people with rubber-coated steel rounds, while two others were injured by rocks thrown by settlers.

Illegal Israeli Settlers And Soldiers Attack Qusra, Injure Eight Palestinians

 SEP 2, 2023

On Saturday evening, paramilitary illegal Israeli settlers attacked Qusra town, south of Nablus in the occupied West Banks northern part, before Israeli soldiers invaded the area, causing at least eight injuries.

Local sources said the soldiers invaded Palestinian farmlands in the Ras An-Nakhel area, in the towns southern part, and attacked many farmers.

They added that many Palestinians protested the invasion and the violations before Israeli soldiers invaded the area and started firing rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades instead of removing the colonizers.

Medical sources have confirmed that the soldiers shot six Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets while the colonizers hurled stones at the farmers, wounding two.

Illegal Israeli Settlers Cut 40 Olive Saplings, Damage Farm Structure, near Bethlehem

 AUG 28, 2023

Illegal Israeli settlers uprooted, on Sunday, dozens of olive trees, in addition to causing damage to a barn and an agricultural structure, in Tuqu town, south of Bethlehem, in the southern occupied West Bank, according to a local official.

Tayseer Abu Mufreh, the director of the Tuqu municipality, said that a number of Israeli colonizers invaded the town, and uprooted at least 40 olive saplings, belonging to Palestinian citizens, Samir Mahmoud Jibril and Samih al-Amor.

Abu Mufreh added that the settlers vandalized the door to a barn used for housing sheep, destroyed an agricultural structure, and erected a barbed wire fence.

In related news, illegal Israeli colonizers attacked, in two incidents Sunday, several Palestinian-owned homes in the village of Madama, south of Nablus, in the northern West Bank, while being provided full security by the occupation army.

Illegal Israeli Settlers Attack Palestinians and Their Vehicles, in Hebron

 AUG 25, 2023

Illegal Israeli settlers, on Thursday night and Friday, attacked Palestinians and their vehicles, and blocked the entrances to a number of towns in Hebron, according to local sources.

On Thursday, illegal Israeli settlers, with the army providing full security, attacked a Palestinian shepherd while he grazed his sheep on his land, according to a local activist.

Ayman Gharib said that the settlers, attacked the shepherd and forced him to leave the Khirbet Mak-hul area, in the northern Jordan Valley, and threatened him not to return.

On Friday, occupation forces protected Illegal Israeli colonizers who invaded the Qaryout spring, south of Nablus, in the northern occupied West Bank.

Media sources said that settlers invaded the water springs, near the village of Qaryout, sparking protests from local Palestinians.

Soldiers opened fire with tear gas canisters, causing a number of people to suffer the toxic effects of tear gas inhalation.

Meanwhile, on Thursday night, illegal Israeli colonists, injured a Palestinian resident of Jenin, while he was driving his truck near the town of Huwara, south of Nablus.

The injured man, identified as Munjid Jameel Al-Sheikh Ibrahim, 51, sustained cuts and bruises after settlers hurled rocks at his truck.

Furthermore, Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian citizens and their vehicles, in the Qilqis area, south of Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank.

On Thursday evening, dozens of armed settlers gathered in provocative marches, and blocked the entrances to the Al-Fawwar refugee camp, and Dura town, southwest of the city, the southern Al-Fahs entrance to Hebron, in addition to the Beit Einoun junction, to the north.

Sources said that the colonizers, under army protection, raised the Israeli flag and chanted anti-Arab slogans.

Illegal Israeli Settlers Open Fire at Palestinian-owned Homes, near Hebron

 AUG 23, 2023

Illegal Israeli settlers opened fire, on Tuesday night, at Palestinian-owned homes in the Masafer Yatta region, south of Hebron, while others gathered south of the city, calling for the killing of Palestinians, local sources reported.

On Tuesday evening, illegal Israeli settlers, opened live fire at several Palestinian-owned homes in Susya village, in Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank.

This comes as a number of settler attacks were reported in Nablus, Ramallah, and Hebron earlier Tuesday evening, in which settlers injured a Palestinian family, and damaged vehicles.

According to Osama Makhamra, a local activist, an Israeli colonizer opened fire with live ammunition at a number of Palestinian-owned homes in the village, with no reports of any injuries.

Media sources added that dozens of colonists gathered on a roundabout, near the illegal Hagai colony, south of Hebron, and shouted racist chants calling for the murder of Palestinians.

On Monday, one illegal settler was killed, and another was seriously injured by Palestinian gunmen, south of Hebron.

Since that time, occupation forces have closed the entrances to the city, and many other surrounding towns and villages, in a clear act of collective punishment.

It is important to mention that there has been an increase in settler attacks in the area and across the occupied West Bank.

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PCHR: Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (Weekly Update | August 31 September 6, 2023)

 SEP 8, 2023

Violation of Right to Life and Bodily Integrity

Four Palestinians, including 2 civilians, were killed, and 37 others, including 4 children and 2 female and male foreign solidarity activists, were injured. Meanwhile, dozens of others suffocated and sustained bruises in Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) and settlers attacks in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt).

Details are as follows:

On 31 August 2023, Dawoud Abed al-Razeq Fayiz (41) was killed after being shot with several live bullets fired by IOF when he carried out a run-over attack that killed an Israeli soldier and injured 5 others at an Israeli military checkpoint near Beit Sira village, west of Ramallah. Fayizs body was held by IOF.

On the same day, IOF raided Fayizs house, interrogated his family members and took photos of the house.

Next day at midnight, IOF raided the house again, took its measurements and made holes and signs inside it preparing for its demolition as part of IOFs collective punishment policy. Afterwards, clashes broke out, and 3 Palestinians sustained injuries.

On 01 September 2023, Abed al-Raheem Fayiz Ghannam (36), member of Palestinian armed groups, was killed after being shot with a live bullet in the head, while 7 other Palestinians, including 6 civilians, amongst them 2 children, were injured by IOF during the latters incursion into Aqqaba village, north of Tubas. IOF cordoned off a house, held its family members inside and interrogated them before opening fire and firing stun grenades and Energa grenades at the house, claiming there was a Palestinian armed group member inside it. Several hours later, IOF withdrew without arresting him.

On 05 September 2023, Ayed Sameeh Abu Harb (21) was killed after being shot with a bullet in his head and another was injured by IOFs fire during their incursion into Nur Shams refugee camp in Tulkarem. PCHRs fieldworker said that Abu Harb was injured while he was with his friend on the latters house roof, noting that they were not involved in the events. Also, IOF levelled the main street and destroyed 4 shops after exploding them.

On the same day, IOF chased and killed Mohammed Yousef Zabidat (16) after an exchange of fire with him in al-Nakheel farm near Az-Zubaidat village, north of Jericho. IOF held Zabidats body.

Meanwhile, those injured were victims of excessive use of force that accompanied IOF incursions into cities and villages, or suppression of peaceful protests organized by Palestinian civilians.

On 31 August 2023, 3 Palestinians were injured by IOFs fire; one in serious condition, during clashes that accompanied IOFs incursion into eastern Nablus to secure settlers raid into Josephs Tomb.

On 01 September 2023, 7 Palestinians, including male and female international solidarity activists, were shot with rubber-coated bullets following IOFs suppression of the weekly peaceful protest at the northern entrance to Kufur Qaddoum village in Qalqilia.

On the same day, 9 Palestinians, including 2 children, were injured after IOF opened fire and fired teargas canisters at dozens of Palestinian protesters near the security border fence in Malaka area, east of Gaza City.

On 02 September 2023, a Palestinian fisherman was shot with a rubber-coated bullet in his abdomen after Israeli gunboats opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing off Beit Lahia Shore, north of the Gaza Strip.

On 04 September 2023, 5 Palestinians were injured during clashes with IOF after their incursion into al-Jabriyat neighborhood in Jenin. Before their withdrawal, IOF arrested 3 members of Palestinian armed groups after surrounding them and exchanging fire in a house. IOF later announced that one of the armed members was injured.

On 05 September 2023, a Palestinian was shot with a live bullet in his foot during clashes with IOF after their incursion into Beit Ummar village, north of Hebron.

In the Gaza Strip, 3 IOF shootings were reported on agricultural lands in eastern Gaza Strip, while 3 shootings were reported on fishing boats off western Gaza shore.

So far in 2023, IOF attacks killed 222 Palestinians, including 110 civilians; amongst them 41 children, 6 women and a person with disability, 9 killed by settlers and the rest were members of the Palestinian armed groups, including 9 children, and two died in Israeli prisons. Meanwhile, 1123 Palestinians, including 165 children, 33 women and 16 journalists, were injured in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Land Razing, Demolitions, Notices and Settlement

IOF demolished 3 houses and 10 civilian facilities, seized 4 vehicles, and handed several demolition and eviction notices in the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem.

Details are as follows:

On 31 August 2023, the Israeli Municipal staff fixed demolition notices on the walls of 9 houses in Silwan village in occupied East Jerusalem and handed their owners notifications to refer to the municipalitys Building Control Department.

On 02 September 2023, IOF forced Rajaei Hussain Ali to self-demolish a 40-sqm room that he added to his house in Jabel Mukaber village in occupied East Jerusalem upon an Israeli municipal decision under the pretext of unlicensed construction. It should be noted that the house shelters a family of 8, including 3 children.

On 03 September 2023, IOF handed a notice to evacuate two lands of 6 dunums in Khallet Salama area, north of Tarqumiya village, west of Hebron under the pretext of being state lands.

On 04 September 2023, IOF confiscated a tractor after forcing its Palestinian owner to stop working in southeastern Yatta in Hebron, under the pretext of ploughing a plot of land claimed by IOF as a state land. IOF also confiscated a bulldozer while it was working in Teqoa village, east of Bethlehem.

On the same day, IOF handed a demolition notice to a carwash in Haris village, north of Salfit, claiming that the area is classified as Area (C).

On 05 September 2023, IOF confiscated a tractor after forcing its Palestinian owner to stop working in southeastern Yatta in Hebron under the pretext of plowing a plot of land without prior coordination with the Civil Administration. IOF also confiscated Al-Zawiya municipalitys road roller while rehabilitating Wadi Amar Al-Fajara road in the town of Al-Zawiya, west of Salfit claiming that the area is classified as Area (C).

On 06 September 2023, IOF demolished 12 facilities, including two residential buildings, 9 shops, and a sheep-breeding farm in Al-Baqaan neighborhood, in Anata village, East Jerusalem, under the pretext of unlicensed construction. It should be noted that the demolition was conducted to expand a settlement street that serves the settlements established on Palestinian lands in East Jerusalem.

IOF also handed 23 cease-construction notices to houses, facilities and fences in Qarawat Bani Hassan village, west of Salfit.

Since the beginning of 2023, IOF have made 138 families homeless, a total of 802 persons, including 175 women and 354 children. This was the outcome of IOF demolition of 146 houses and housing units; 37 were forcibly self-demolished by their owners and 14 were demolished on grounds of collective punishment. IOF also demolished 114 other civilian objects, razed other property, and delivered dozens of notices of demolition and cease-construction in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.

Settler-attacks and Retaliatory Acts

On 31 August 2023, a 10-year-old boy sustained lacerations in his mouth causing chipped teeth after settlers threw a stone at a vehicle he was inside with his family near Al-Mahkamah checkpoint at the entrance to Beit El settlement, north of al-Bireh.

On the same day, a taxi driver from Shufat refugee camp in East Jerusalem, was injured after settlers attacked his vehicle near the Maaman Allah (Mamilla) Cemetery.  They opened the vehicles doors by force, and started beating him with sharp tools and sticks, causing him wounds and bruises all over his body and damaging his vehicle.

Moreover, two settlers attacked a Palestinian woman when she was driving on the main road leading to Ramallah near Beit El settlement intersection, smashed the car windows, and stole her bag.

On 03 September 2023, settlers attacked a Palestinian vehicle with stones on Route 505 near Majdal Bani Fadel village intersection, southeast of Nablus, causing damage to the vehicle and wounding one of its passengers with a stone in the head.

Since the beginning of the year, settlers have conducted at least 307 attacks against Palestinian civilians and their property. As a result, 9 Palestinians were killed, and dozens of others were injured; most of them due to being beaten and thrown with stones. Also, dozens of houses, vehicles and civilian facilities were set ablaze.

IOF Confiscate Palestinian Textbooks in Jerusalem

On 04 September 2023, IOF stationed at Al-Aqsa Mosques gates in East Jerusalem stopped dozens of Palestinian students who were on their way to their schools in Al-Aqsa Mosque, searched their schoolbags, and confiscated Palestinian schoolbooks, claiming these books contain incitement and had the Palestinian flag printed on them. It should be noted that last Thursday, IOF seized several Palestinian curriculum textbooks from a vehicle that was delivering them to a private school in the Old City and arrested the driver and one of the school employees as part of the Israeli efforts to impose the Israeli curriculum at the Palestinian schools.

Israeli Closure, Restrictions on Freedom of Movement, and Collective Punishment

Israeli occupation maintains its illegal and inhuman 17-year closure on the Gaza Strip.

On 04 September 2023, IOF announced they halted Gaza exports at Kerem Shalom crossing after they thwarted an attempt to smuggle explosives from Gaza to the West Bank. The Presidential Committee for Goods Coordination said that the Israeli authorities informed them of the Israeli governments decision to halt all types of exports from Gaza starting from 05 September 2023 until further notice, incurring huge economic losses.

In the West Bank, IOF continues to impose restrictions on the freedom of movement. On top of its 110 permanent checkpoints, IOF established 148 temporary military checkpoints in the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, and arrested several Palestinians at those checkpoints.

On 31 August 2023, IOF closed the detector gate at the entrance to Rawabi area, south of Al-Issawiya village in East Jerusalem, and hindered Palestinians and students movement, forcing them to take other more distant roads.

On 05 September 2023, IOF closed Aqabet Al-Khaldiya neighborhood in the Old City of East Jerusalem with red tapes, and denied Palestinians entry, but later reopened it.

On 06 September 2023, IOF closed Qalandiya military checkpoint and blocked traffic, but reopened it later.

Since 18 August 2023, IOF has tightened its military measures in the vicinity of Huwara village and the nearby villages of Aqraba, Osrin, Beita and Yatma in Nablus, and closed sub-roads with sand berms and checkpoints, as part of collective punishment measures following a shooting attack that killed 2 settlers in Huwara.

So far in 2023, IOF have established 4,312 temporary military checkpoints and arrested dozens of Palestinians at those checkpoints.

 


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