Occupation armies shot 18 Palestinians in Gaza

GAZA, PALESTINOW.COM — Palestinian medical sources have reported that Israeli soldiers injured, on Saturday evening, eighteen young men in the northern, central and southern parts of the Gaza Strip. The sources stated that the soldiers fired many live rounds at protesters, near the perimeter fence, east of Jabalia, in northern Gaza, wounding fifteen, after several Palestinians managed to cut sections of the fence. Furthermore, an Israeli drone fired a missile at several Palestinians near Abu Safiyya area, in northern Gaza, without causing injuries. In Khan Younis, in the southern part of the coastal region, Palestinian protesters burnt tires and launched fireworks, in addition … Continue reading Occupation armies shot 18 Palestinians in Gaza

IOF kidnapped Palestinian student after assault him

AL-QUDS, PALESTINOW.COM — The Israeli occupation forces on Saturday afternoon kidnapped a Palestinian student outside of the Quds Campus, east of occupied Jerusalem. Eye-witnesses told a PIC news correspondent that an Israeli military patrol set up a checkpoint at the entrance gate to the Quds University moments before the end of the afternoon shift. Law student Aws Mara’ba, aged 20, was chased down and subjected to heavy beating by the Israeli soldiers, before he was kidnapped and dragged, handcuffed, to an unknown destination. (Source / 23.09.2018) Continue reading IOF kidnapped Palestinian student after assault him

Israel kills Palestinian protester, wounds 312 others in Gaza

Since the start of the Great March of Return in March 30, Israel has killed 184 and wounded more than 20,000 others Israeli occupation snipers killed on Friday young Palestinian protester and wounded 312 others, including 11 suffered critical wounds, Palestinian medical sources said. The Palestinian health ministry, in a statement, identified the protester who was killed as Karim Mohammed Kollab, 25 years old. Meanwhile, the statement said that 312 protesters of the Great March of Return were wounded, including 97 with live bullets and 11 sustained serious injuries. Among the wounded, the ministry said, there are 20 children and … Continue reading Israel kills Palestinian protester, wounds 312 others in Gaza

Israel sets October deadline to evacuate Bedouin village in West Bank

Israeli forces can be seen violently attacking Palestinians as they evict them from their homes in Khan Al-Ahmar village of Jerusalem on 4 July 2018 Israel on Sunday told residents of Khan al-Ahmar, a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank slated for demolition, to clear their houses by October 1. Khan al-Ahmar consists of tin and wood shacks built on a desert hillside beside an Israeli highway that runs from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea. Israel plans to demolish the village and relocate its 180 residents – Bedouins who scrape a living by raising sheep and goats – to … Continue reading Israel sets October deadline to evacuate Bedouin village in West Bank

Spain ‘ready to recognise Palestinian state’, urges EU to join

Spanish Foreign Affairs Minister, Josep Borrell seen at a meeting with the EU Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier (not seen) at Palace of Moncloa in Madrid, Spain on September 17, 2018 Spain is to spearhead a move within the European Union to recognise Palestine as an independent state, the country’s foreign minister said on Thursday, adding that if the initiative fails the government is ready to recognise Palestine individually. If the EU “is not able to reach unanimous decision – each to their own,” Spain’s Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said at a conference of European Union leaders in Austria Tuesday, according to Haaretz. Newly appointed Borrell added that … Continue reading Spain ‘ready to recognise Palestinian state’, urges EU to join

Farmers Protest Israeli Restrictions on Olive Harvest

Dozens of Palestinian farmers and landowners demonstrated, on Saturday, near the Israeli segregation barrier, to the west of Jenin, northern West Bank, in protest against the strict restrictions applied by Israeli military government against them, for the upcoming olive harvest season. Landowners and farmers from the villages of Araqa, Nazlat Zaid, Toura and Tarem, who are badly affected from Israel’s barrier, demonstrated near the fence that separates them from their lands, to call on Israeli occupation authorities to lift the restrictions on their entry to lands on the other side of the fence Israel had built to separate the area … Continue reading Farmers Protest Israeli Restrictions on Olive Harvest

Two months of detention for Belgian Mustapha Awad: committee calls for action

The Free Mustapha Committee issued the following press release on 19 September, the two-month anniversary of the detention of Belgian-Palestinian artist and metalworker Mustapha Awad. Samidoun joins the Committee in reiterating its demand for the immediate, unconditional release of Mustapha Awad and for action on the part of the Belgian government to defend its citizen subjected to arbitrary detention, torture and political imprisonment. To sign on to the call to action, visit the campaign form. We urge all to attend the protest next Wednesday in Brussels to demand Mustapha’s freedom!  Press release, Wednesday, 19 September Today marks two months since our dear friend Mustapha Awad, a … Continue reading Two months of detention for Belgian Mustapha Awad: committee calls for action