Al-Jazeerah: Cross-Cultural Understanding

News, April 2024


Al-Jazeerah History


Mission & Name  

Conflict Terminology  


Gaza Holocaust  

Gulf War  




News Photos  

Opinion Editorials

US Foreign Policy (Dr. El-Najjar's Articles)




Editorial Note: The following news reports are summaries from original sources. They may also include corrections of Arabic names and political terminology. Comments are in parentheses.


On Day 190 of the US-Backed Israeli Genocidal War on Gaza Strip, 5 Massacres, 52 Palestinians Killed, 95 Injured, with a Death Toll of  33,686 and 76,309 Injuries

April 13, 2024 


Editor's Notes:  

Here are some initial (not final) statistics, which show the Israeli war crimes against humanity, during the current Israeli genocidal war on Gaza Strip:  

By April 13, 2024, the initial death toll of Palestinians who have been killed by the Israeli genocidal war on Gaza Strip is 41,686+.   

This includes the accounted for deaths (33,686) and those who are still missing under the rubble (Corrected on April 9, 2024: 8,000+). 

By April 13, 2024, the documented injuries exceeded 76,309, and more than 2,520 civilians have been abducted from Gaza Strip.

By April 7, 2024, the Israeli genocidal war on Gaza Strip resulted in more than 116,061 martyrs, wounded and missing Palestinians, 70% of whom were children and women.

By April 7, 2024, 14,350 children were killed, constituting 44% of the total number of martyrs (over 33,175) in Gaza Strip.

By April 13, 2024, 467 Palestinians who were killed, 3,743 who were injured, and 8,193, who were abducted by Israeli occupation forces in the West Bank, since October 7, 2023 (Some of the detainees have been released).

By March 28, 2024, about 12,091 Palestinians, from both the West Bank and Gaza, have been detained in 2023. About half of them were detained after October 7. This included 1,085 children and 300 women.

By March 8, there were 8,900 Palestinian women who were killed, 23,000 who were injured, but there are 2,100 women who are unaccounted for (whither they are dead, injured, or abducted).

By January 17, 2024, about 661 detainees from Gaza are currently languishing in Israeli prisons as illegitimate combatants (the Israeli term for Palestinian fighters) in addition to more than 50 women from Gaza, who are detained in the Damon prison, noting that 8 women of whom have been recently released.

By March 4, 2023, the death toll included 13,420+ children, 8,900+ women (more than 72.8% of the accounted for victims), 364 doctors and medical staff, 132 journalists, and 48 civil defense workers. 

The total number of detainees in the occupation prisons until the end of December was 8,800, and the number of administrative detainees was 3,484.

By March 4, 2024, the Government Media Office (GMO) said that the Israeli occupation forces killed 364 health personnel, destroyed 155 health institutions, 32 hospitals, 53 health centers, 126 ambulances, displaced 1.9 million Palestinians, and destroyed 360,000 housing units, about and 60% of the buildings and infrastructure in Gaza Strip.



GMO reveals latest statistics on Israeli genocidal war on Gaza

Saturday 3-February-2024, GAZA, (PIC)

The Palestinian Government Media Office (GMO) in the Gaza Strip revealed on Saturday the latest and most significant figures on the Israeli ongoing genocidal war on the Gaza Strip since October 7.

This announcement comes as the latest updates from the GMO, showing the scale of human and material damage that resulted from the Israeli genocidal war on the Gaza Strip, on its 120th day.

The statistics demonstrated latest updates on the numbers of martyrs, missing, and wounded people in addition to the sick, displaced and prisoners as well as numbers of damaged structures and infrastructure.

Below are figures released by the GMO about Israels violations over the period of 120 days since the start of its genocidal war on the Gaza Strip.

(2,325) Massacres (34,238) Martyrs and missing people. (27,238) Martyrs who arrived in hospitals. (12,000) Child martyrs. (8,190) Female martyrs. (339) Martyrs of medical staff. (46) Civil defense martyrs. (122) Journalist martyrs. (7,000) Missing, 70% of whom are children and women. (66,452) Wounded.

(11,000) Wounded people in need of travel abroad for treatment, (life-saving and critical cases). (10,000) Cancer patients facing the risk of death. (700,000) Wounded with infectious diseases as a result of displacement. (8,000) Cases of viral hepatitis infection due to displacement. (60,000) Pregnant women at risk due to the lack of health care. (350,000) Chronic patients at risk due to blocked medications.

(99) Cases of arrest among health personnel. (10) Cases of arrests among identified journalists. (2 million) Displaced people in the Gaza Strip.

(140) Government headquarters destroyed. (100) Completely destroyed schools and universities. (295) Partially destroyed schools and universities. (183) Completely destroyed mosques. (264) Partially destroyed mosques. (3) Destroyed Churches.

(79,200) Completely destroyed housing units. (290,000) Partially destroyed and uninhabitable housing units. (66,000) tons of explosives dropped on Gaza. (30) Hospitals knocked out of service. (53) Health centers knocked out of service. (150) Partially targeted Health institutions. (122) Destroyed ambulances. (200) Destroyed archaeological and heritage sites.


 Palestinian young man Jihad Abu Aliya was killed in an attack by the
illegal Israeli settlers on West Bank town of Al-Mughayyir, on April 13,
52 Palestinians were killed, 95 were injured on Day 190 of the Israeli genocidal war on Gaza Strip, on April 13, 2024
Gaza municipality warned that diseases are spreading due to waste
pile-up and sewage overflow, as a result of the ongoing Israeli
genocidal war, April 13, 2024
Palestinian photojournalist Sami Shi'hada lost his right foot during the Israeli bombing of a vehicle, injuring two other journalist in Al-Nusayrat, April 12, 2024
German police stormed a conference in Berlin organized in solidarity with
the Palestinian people, calling for an end to the genocide in Gaza,
detaining Doctor  Ghassan Abu Sitta, who returned from Gaza recently,
April 13, 2024
Several Palestinians were injured and dozens of homes were set on fire in an attack by the illegal Israeli settler militias on the village of Duma, south of Nablus, April 13, 2024
Israeli genocidal air strikes inflicting total destruction on a Palestinian residential neighborhood, in Al-Nusayrat, Central Gaza Strip, April 13,
Funeral procession of the Palestinian young man Jihad Abu Aliya, who
was killed by the illegal Israeli settlers, during their attack on the village of
Al-Mughayyir, many Palestinians were injured and their homes were set
on fire, April 13, 2024


" ٰ  ٰ "  ( 5: 32).

" " ( 4: 93).

"  ۖ   ۚ " ( 17: 7). 

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

"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).

"If you do good, you do good for yourselves; and if you do evil, (you do it) to yourselves" (Al-Isra, 17: 7). 


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 human 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 Prophets David and Solomon , peace be upon them, 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, peace be upon him, 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.

No matter what the Zionists and their supporters do, they cannot change the will of God, Who promised the Holy Land to Abraham and his descendants, basically the Palestinian Muslims and Christians.

No matter how much persecution and aggression the Zionists and their supporters inflict upon the Palestinian people, they will never be able to force them out of the Holy Land, which Allah, praise to Him, promised for them, and kept His promise ever since.

This is a necessary brief background to understand the US-Backed Zionist Israeli continuous wars against the Arab nation generally, and the Palestinian people in particular, which included the wars of 1948, 1956, 1967, 1978, 1982, the brutal crushing of the two Uprisings (1987-1993 and 2000-2004), 2009, 2012, 2014, 2021, and the current genocidal war on Gaza (October 7, 2023-Fruary 26, 2024), which has culminated a blockade of Gaza since 2007. In addition, the Israeli occupation and apartheid regime launched so many covert operations, raids, and air strikes on many Arab states since 1948.

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:,,,

Editorial Notes about terms & names of people and places:

1. Names of people and places have been standardized to match standard Arabic grammatical rules.

2. Underlined letters and letters preceded by an apostrophe are references to Arabic letter sounds, which does not exist in the English alphabet.

3. The English letter i is equivalent to the Arabic short vowel known as kasra, as in Ibraheem and Qasim as well as in the English words sit and bit. So, it is incorrect to use it as a long vowel for such Arabic names as Jameel and Jibreel.

4. The English letter e is equivalent to the Arabi short vowel known as fat'ha, as in A'hmed and Mu'hammed.

5. It is more accurate to refer to the
land-grabbing Israelis, who establish illegal settlements in the Palestinian territory of the West Bank, as illegal Israeli settlers, than referring to them as colonists.

The term colony is a reference to a large entity or a country, such as American states before independence. It was also a reference to Egypt, and India, when they were British colonies.

In addition, the term "colony" represents a positive nostalgic theme, in the minds of native speakers of English, particularly in America and Britain.

6. It is more accurate to use the verb "abduct" than the verb "detain," in reference to taking Palestinian citizens by force to prisons and interrogation centers, by Israeli occupation regime soldiers. This is because the presence of the Israeli occupation regime forces is illegal in the Palestinian territories, and they have no jurisdiction over the Palestinian people.

Click here for more about using the apostrophe and the underlining of letters in the transliteration of Arabic names.



'Hamas: Israels operation in central Gaza part of its genocidal war on our people

Saturday 13-April-2024,


The 'Hamas Movement has condemned the Israeli occupation armys new operation in Al-Nusayrat refugee camp in central Gaza, describing it as part of its ongoing genocidal war on the Palestinian people.

For two days, the camp has been exposed to a barbaric attack that targeted civilian facilities and citizens homes, resulting in dozens of martyrs and wounded people, Hamas said in a statement on Friday.

This fascist operation is a clear reflection of the Zionist disregard for all international and judicial resolutions that demand an end to the criminal genocidal war on the Gaza Strip, Hamas underlined.

'Hamas added that this operation is being carried out with full support of the US administration that continues to supply the criminal Zionist occupation army with all military and political means and protection from international prosecution.

The Movement called on the international community and the UN to work immediately to force the Israeli occupation regime to stop its aggression and war crimes in Gaza.


'Hamas spokesman Abdul Latif al-Qanu: Permanent ceasefire is the key to any agreement

Friday 12-April-2024,


Permanent ceasefire is the key factor to reaching an agreement with Israel on Gaza, Hamas spokesman Abdul Latif Al-Qanu said in a statement on Thursday evening.

He added in a press statement that our priority in the ongoing negotiations process is the unconditional return of all displaced citizens to their homes and a complete withdrawal of Israeli forces from the Gaza Strip.

The vast destruction in Gaza only reflects the Nazism and fascism of the Israeli occupation entity and its inability to achieve any of its goals, Qanu underlined.

Prolonging the war of annihilation and starvation will not enable Israel to achieve victory or achieve any of its goals, the 'Hamas spokesman said, adding, The criminal occupation did not heed any of the international laws and documents nor even human values, which necessitates prosecuting it for the genocide it is still committing. 


Gazans facing growing health hazards due to waste and sewage

Saturday 13-April-2024,


The Gaza municipality warned on Saturday that diseases are spreading due to waste pile-up and sewage overflow as a result of Israeli genocidal war against the Gaza Strip.

In a statement on X, the municipality said that 90,000 tons of garbage and the mixture of overflowing sewage and rainwater in Gazas streets would lead to growing health problems among the citizens.

Health officials in Gaza have been warning for a while of the increasing threat of infectious diseases as access to food and medicine supplies remains impeded.

UN and international organizations have also been sounding the alarm about the catastrophic impacts of poor sanitation and the health care system collapse in Gaza on the population.

Waterborne diseases are spreading in Gaza due to the lack of clean water and rising temperatures, according to the UN humanitarian coordinator in Gaza.

It is becoming very hot there, Jamie McGoldrick told reporters via video link from Jerusalem on Friday. People are getting much less water than they need and; as a result, there have been waterborne diseases due to lack of safe and clean water and the disruption of the sanitation systems.

We have to find a way in the months ahead of how we can have a better supply of water into the areas where people are currently crowded at the moment, he said, after making his final visit to Gaza at the end of his three-month assignment.

Contaminated water and poor sanitation are linked to diseases, such as cholera, diarrhea, dysentery and hepatitis A, according to the World Health Organization. 


PGMO condemns Israeli attack on Palestinian journalists

Friday 12-April-2024


The Palestinian Government media office (PGMO) in Gaza has condemned an Israeli attack earlier on Friday on a vehicle carrying three journalists in central Gazas Al-Nusayrat refugee camp.

We strongly condemn the ongoing targeting of journalists and media crews by Israeli occupation forces, it said in a statement.

The Israeli occupation forces are deliberately killing and wounding journalists in an attempt to scare, threaten, and prevent reporters from carrying out their duties, as well as to stifle the truth, it said.

At least 140 journalists and media representatives have been killed since October 7, according to the GMO.

On Friday, three journalists were injured in an Israeli airstrike in Al-Nusayrat refugee camp, in the central Gaza Strip.

Photojournalist Sami Shi'hada lost his right foot during the Israeli bombing.

The attack is not the first of its kind against Palestinian journalists since the start of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip on October 7. 


PFB condemns German police raid on Berlin Conference to silence solidarity with Palestine

Saturday 13-April-2024


We are appalled to see that German police have stormed into a conference in Berlin organized in solidarity with the Palestinian people, the Palestinian Forum in Britain (PFB) said in a statement on Friday.

It added, There are reports of 2,000 policemen being mobilized to surround and attack the conference. They have attempted to stop the conference from being live streamed. At least one speaker, Ghassan Abu Sitta from Britain has been detained at Berlin airport.

The conference is organized by a broad coalition of German and European groups calling for an end to the genocide in Gaza.

The police action represents a shocking attack on the Palestine movement and an assault on basic rights of free speech, the statement elaborated.

The statement added, It comes in the context of appalling levels of repressive acts by German authorities over many years, seeking to silence Palestinian voices and those advocating for the Palestinian people. Germanys complicity in supporting Israels genocide in Gaza has led to it being reported by Nicaragua to the ICJ. It was this history of complicity that the Conference was seeking to address.

We condemn the police actions and demand that the conference is allowed to go ahead without further harassment, the PFB concluded. 


Germany cancels pro-Palestine event, bars entry to Gaza war witness

Friday 12-April-2024


Police in Berlin interrupted and cancelled a pro-Palestine conference soon after it started, hours after one of the main speakers said authorities held him up at the airport and prevented him from entering Germany.

Officers initially halted the Palestine Congress because another speaker was subject to a ban on political activity in Germany, police wrote on the social media platform X on Friday.

Police did not give the name of the speaker, but participants in the congress wrote on X that it was Palestinian researcher Salman Abu Sitta.

Police later wrote on X that they had banned the remainder of the conference, which was being attended by about 250 people and due to last until Sunday.

They said there were risks that the same speaker would be invited to talk again, accusing him of having made anti-Semitic statements in the past.

On the Congresss website, the organizers denounce Israels crimes in Gaza, saying: Together, with the voices of the Palestinian movement and the international community, we will denounce Israeli apartheid and genocide. We accuse Germany of being complicit.

Berlin police said they had dispatched 930 officers, including reinforcements from other regions of Germany, to secure the event.

One of the main speakers, Ghassan Abu Sittah, a British Palestinian doctor, had earlier been denied entry into Germany to attend the event, he said.

The German government has forcibly prevented me from entering the country, Abu Sittah posted on X.

The doctor, who volunteered in Gaza hospitals during the first weeks of Israeli war on Gaza, said he arrived at Berlin airport on Friday morning before being stopped at passport control, where he was held for several hours and then told he had to return to the UK.

There was pressure from the federal government to cancel the Palestine Congress, organizer Samour said in press statements, adding that Germany was actively and illicitly trying to impede the event.

She also accused Berlin of intentionally delaying the start of the congress, citing technical reasons as a pretext.

The congress could not be banned. Freedom of assembly protects the congress, which is precisely why the police came up with all sorts of harassment, she said.

The crowd waiting to enter the hall on Friday chanted slogans including Viva, Viva Palestine and Germany finances, Israel bombs. Some waved Palestinian flags outside the building.

Protesters and critics have accused authorities of violating democratic freedoms of speech and assembly with the crackdowns.



Killing and Injuring of Palestinians in Ghazza (Gaza) by Israeli Occupation Regime Forces

On April 13, 2024, Dr. Ashraf Al-Qidra, the Spokesperson of the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza announced that the Israeli genocidal air strikes and bombardment on Gaza Strip resulted in 5 massacres, which resulted in the killing of 52 Palestinian civilians, and the injury of 95 others, in the past 24 hours. This increased the accounted for death toll in Gaza Strip to 33,686 and the injuries to 76,309, since the start of the Israeli genocidal war on October 7, 2023.   


52 Palestinians killed in 5 Israeli massacres in Gaza in last 24 hours

GAZA, Saturday, April 13, 2024 (WAFA)

 Israeli occupation forces committed five massacres against families in the Gaza Strip over the last 24 hours, resulting in the documented killing of at least 52 Palestinians and the injury of 95 others, according to medical sources.

Local health authorities confirmed that the Palestinian death toll from the Israeli onslaught since October 7 has risen to 33,686 reported fatalities, with an additional 76,309 individuals sustaining injuries. The majority of the victims are women and children.

Meanwhile, ambulance and rescue teams are still unable to reach many casualties and dead bodies trapped under the rubble or scattered on roads across the war-torn enclave, as Israeli occupation forces continue to obstruct the movement of and ambulance and civil defense teams.



Israeli warplanes launch intense strikes on Al-Nusayrat for third consecutive day

GAZA, Saturday, April 13, 2024 (WAFA) -

Israeli occupation regime warplanes continued to carry out intense airstrikes on Al-Nusayrat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip for the third day today, resulting in numerous injuries among Palestinian civilians.

Local sources reported that several civilians were injured with various degrees as a result of the Israeli bombardment targeting the northern outskirts of the camp.

Simultaneously, the Israeli occupation army renewed its artillery shelling on an UNRWA school housing displaced persons in the camp, resulting in damages but not casualties.

In a preliminary toll, the ongoing Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip since October 7th last year has resulted in 33,634 documented Palestinian fatalities, in addition to 76,214 injuries and thousands missing.



Two Palestinians killed in an Israeli airstrike in northern Gaza

GAZA, Saturday, April 13, 2024 (WAFA) -

Two Palestinian civilians were killed last night in an Israeli airstrike on the outskirts of the town of Bait 'Hanoun, north of the Gaza Strip, as the Israeli aggression on the region enters its 190th day, according to local sources.

Simultaneously, Israeli warplanes launched intensive airstrikes on the neighborhoods of Al-Zaytoun and Al-Daraj in Gaza City, as well as on the area of Al-Fukhari southeast of Khan Younus in the southern part of the Strip. 

Additionally, the occupation's artillery shelled eastern areas of Jabalya, north of the Strip, as well as northern areas of Al-Nusayrat and the central areas of the enclave.

On Friday evening, an Israeli airstrike targeted a house belonging to the Al-Issi family in the center of Gaza City, resulting in the killing of at least five civilians and the injury of 30 others. 

Furthermore, two civilians were killed and several others wounded in an Israeli shelling north of the Al-Nusayrat refugee camp.

Meanwhile, several civilians were killed and others injured in an Israeli airstrike targeting Bait 'Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip, while warplanes raided a house belonging to the Abu Sami'h family at Makki roundabout in Al-Maghazi refugee camp .

Israeli warplanes also launched an airstrike on Dair El-Bala'h in the central strip, while civil defense and ambulance crews managed to retrieve the bodies of 10 martyrs from various areas in Khan Younus city to the south.

In a preliminary toll, the ongoing Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip since October 7th last year has resulted in 33,634 documented Palestinian fatalities, in addition to 76,214 injuries and thousands missing.




Killing, Injuring, and Abduction of Palestinians in the West Bank by Israeli Occupation Regime Forces 

Palestinian killed, 18 injured, in Israeli settler attack on a West Bank town

Friday 12-April-2024,


A Palestinian young man was killed and at least 18 others were injured as illegal Israeli Jewish settlers rampage in the occupied West Bank town of Al-Mughayyir on Friday afternoon.

A group of armed illegal Israeli settlers have launched a fierce attack on the village, attacking dozens of Palestinian homes and vehicles and injuring several locals.

Deputy Chairman of the Al-Mughayyir Village Council, Marzouq Abu Na'eem, affirmed that 1500 settlers stormed the villages and set 40 homes and vehicles on fire.

Hebrew media sources reported that the settlers were searching for a missing 14-year-old settler who was herding sheep in the Palestinian territories near Al-Mughayair on Friday morning.

The Israeli forces have provided cover to the settler attack on the village, using live ammunition and teargas bombs on local residents.

The killing of the Palestinian youth identified as Jihad Abu Aliya came after an Israeli raid overnight killed two other Palestinians in the West Bank.

Palestinian health officials said more than 460 Palestinians have been killed in the West Bank by Israeli occupation forces since the start of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip.


IOFs kidnap Palestinians, settlers launch new attack on a West Bank village

Saturday 13-April-2024


The Israeli occupation forces (IOFs) kidnaped at dawn Saturday a number of Palestinian citizens, mostly workers, during raids in the West Bank, amid clashes and renewed settler attacks in some areas.

According to local sources, the IOFs kidnaped about 20 workers from Gaza during a raid on a hall in Idhna town in western al-Khalil.

Thousands of workers and patients from Gaza had been detained and abused by the IOFs in the West Bank in recent months after they failed to return to the war-torn and besieged coastal territory.

In Qalqilya, Israeli forces stormed the city at dawn, detained and interrogated a number of local youths before releasing them, and clashed with others.

In Jenin, the IOFs carried out raids on several villages, including Rummanah, Zububa, Aneen and Tayba, and interrogated local residents, with no reported arrests.

In Ramallah, one young man was injured by gunfire and two others by teargas grenades during clashes last night with Israeli forces in Kafr 'Ain village.

In Bethlehem, the IOFs kidnaped one young man from his home in Al-Masara village.

Meanwhile, dozens of  the illegal Israeli extremist Jewish settlers gathered near Baitillu village in the northwest of Ramallah, amid fears of their intents to launch attacks in the area.

Last night, five Palestinians were injured in a new settler attack on Abu Fala'h village in the northeast of Ramallah.

The Red Crescent said that its ambulance crews provided medical assistance for five wounded citizens after they were savagely beaten by settlers in the village.

The same settlers, who stormed the village aboard a vehicle holding a Palestinian registration plate, opened fire at homes and other citizens who tried to fend them off.

On Friday evening, a citizen suffered fractures after a horde of settlers attacked the same village, where they also burned at least 12 cars, four agricultural structures and five motorcycles.

A young man was killed and 25 others were injured by live ammunition on Friday when settlers escorted by soldiers attacked Al-Mughayyir town near the village of Abu Fala'h. 



Aggression and Attacks by Illegal Israeli Settlers and Soldiers

Six Palestinians injured, one seriously, in an attack by the illegal Israeli settler militias on Al-Mughayyir village

RAMALLAH, Saturday, April 13, 2024 (WAFA)

Six Palestinians were injured, one seriously, by live ammunition this afternoon in yet a fresh attack launched by the illegal Israeli settler militias on the village of Al-Mughayyir, located northeast of Ramallah.

Local sources reported that a Palestinian young man sustained a critical injury to the head, and was rushed to hospital for medical treatment. Simultaneously, five citizens were shot with live ammunition in the lower extremities as a result of an attack by settlers on the village.

Settlers also fired at the funeral procession of the martyr Jihad 'Afeef Abu Aliya (25 years old), who was killed yesterday in an attack by settlers on the village. No injuries were reported.

In a related context, other settlers attacked the vehicles of citizens near the 'Ain Sinia roundabout north of Ramallah, resulting in damage to several vehicles.



Illegal Israeli settler attack leaves several Palestinians injured and homes burned in Duma

NABLUS, Saturday, April 13, 2024 (WAFA)

Several Palestinians were injured by gunfire and dozens of homes were set on fire this afternoon in a large-scale attack by the illegal Israeli settler militias on the village of Duma, south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank.

Suleiman Dawabsha, the head of Duma Village Council, told WAFA that confrontations erupted in the town during which a number of local Palestinian citizens were shot with live bullets while trying to fend off the settlers' attack, who set fire to several homes in the village.

Settlers attacked the homes of citizens in the village yesterday evening, coinciding with a widespread raid by the occupation forces. Another big-scale attack by settlers also took place yesterday on the nearby town of Al-Mughayyir.

Since this morning, Israeli settler militias, under the protection of the Israeli army, have closed the entrances to the towns of Silwad, Turmus 'Ayya, Sinjil, and Dair Dibwan, east of Ramallah Governorate, and attacked passing vehicles.



Illegal Israeli settler militias attack Palestinian vehicles west of Salfeet

SALFIT, Saturday, April 13, 2024 (WAFA)

Illegal Israeli settler militias attacked Palestinian vehicles today west of the town of Salfeet in the occupied West Bank, resulting in damage but no injuries.

WAFA correspondent reported that a group of the Illegal Israeli settlers assaulted Palestinian vehicles as they were passing on the road connecting the towns of Kafr Al-Deek and Dair Ballout, causing damage to several vehicles.



Child injured by the illegal Israeli settler gunfire northeast of Ramallah

RAMALLAH, Saturday, April 13, 2024 (WAFA)

A Palestinian child was shot and injured this afternoon by an illegal Israeli settler at the entrance of Baiteen village, located northeast of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, according to medical sources.

The Palestinian Red Crescent reported that a 14-year-old child was shot with live ammunition by an illegal Israeli settler and was subsequently transported to the hospital.

According to eyewitnesses, a group of illegal Israeli settlers fired live bullets towards the homes in the village, resulting in the child being shot in the foot. His condition is stable.



Illegal Israeli settlers open fire on vehicles north of Ramallah

RAMALLAH, Saturday, April 13, 2024 (WAFA) -

Illegal Israeli settlers fired live ammunition today towards Palestinian civilian vehicles passing at the entrance of the village of 'Atara, north of Ramallah. 

Local sources reported that a group of colonists fired shots towards passing civilian vehicles, with no injuries reported



 Illegal Israeli settler militias shut down entrances to two towns northeast of Ramallah

RAMALLAH, Saturday, April 13, 2024 (WAFA) -

Illegal Israeli settler militias, under the protection of the occupation army, closed the entrances to the towns of Silwad and Turmus-'Ayya in the occupied West Bank province of Ramallah this morning, attacking passing Palestinian vehicles.

Local sources reported that dozens of settlers closed the western entrance of Silwad and attacked vehicles belonging to Palestinian citizens with stones, with no injuries reported.

The rampaging settlers also prevented Palestinian citizens' vehicles from entering or leaving the town, according to the same sources.

Simultaneously, settlers closed the entrance of Turmus-'Ayya town and attacked passing vehicles.

Yesterday, the neighboring villages of Al-Mughayyir and Abu Fala'h witnessed a large-scale attack by the illegal Israeli settlers, under the protection of the occupation army, resulting in the killing of the young Jihad Afeef Abu Aliya, dozens of injuries, and extensive property damage.



Fair Use Notice

This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.




Opinions expressed in various sections are the sole responsibility of their authors and they may not represent Al-Jazeerah & &