IOF detains teen for carrying knife in al-Khalil

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Tuesday evening arrested a Palestinian teenager in the Old City of al-Khalil on allegations that he was found in possession of a knife. Local sources told the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) that 19-year-old Mohamed Idris was subdued and arrested by soldiers near the Ibrahimi Mosque. They said that the soldiers accused him of carrying a knife and intending to use it to stab them, adding that the teen was taken to an unknown place for interrogation. (Source / 16.08.2017) Continue reading IOF detains teen for carrying knife in al-Khalil

Israel razes house belonging to family of Halamish attacker

The Israeli occupation army at dawn Wednesday demolished the house of a Palestinian family in Kobar village, northwest of Ramallah, as a punitive measure after their relative, Omar al-Abed, carried out a deadly stabbing attack last month in Halamish settlement. According to local sources, over 15 military vehicles escorting bulldozers entered at dawn the village and embarked on knocking down the house. Consequently, violent clashes broke out between local young men and soldiers, during which the latter intensively fired tear gas and rubber bullets. A journalist identified as Mohamed Radi reportedly suffered a rubber bullet injury in his head and … Continue reading Israel razes house belonging to family of Halamish attacker

Israel to bury 2 Palestinian martyrs in cemeteries of numbers

Israel Hayom newspaper reported on Wednesday that the Israeli war minister, Avigdor Lieberman, in a response to a request by the public security minister, Gilad Erdan, has issued an order to bury withheld bodies of two Palestinian martyrs in Israel’s cemeteries of numbers. The paper said that the decision came in a bid to pressure Hamas in any future prisoners’ swap negotiations with the Movement. According to the paper, this move is based on a decision by the Israeli cabinet early in 2017 which stipulates not to hand over the bodies of Hamas-affiliated attackers. The two bodies belong to Musbah … Continue reading Israel to bury 2 Palestinian martyrs in cemeteries of numbers

Russia’s Sputnik Circulates Fake News About Syrian Opposition as Syrian Coalition Denies Them as Unfounded

The Syrian Coalition has denied it was closing down the office of its foreign mission in Paris, stressing that the office maintains constant contact with the French Foreign Ministry and the French Presidency. In response to reports circulated by the Russian news agency Sputnik on Monday, August 14 about the French government’s requesting that the Syrian Coalition close down the office of its foreign mission in Paris, the Coalition stressed that these “allegations are unfounded as the foreign mission is still carrying out its routine duties. The office maintains constant contact with the French Foreign Ministry and the French Presidency.” … Continue reading Russia’s Sputnik Circulates Fake News About Syrian Opposition as Syrian Coalition Denies Them as Unfounded

27 Palestinians injured by Israeli forces in Ramallah clashes

At least 27 Palestinians were left wounded on Wednesday morning in clashes that broke out shortly after the Israeli occupation forces stormed Ramallah’s northern town of Kober in an attempt to demolish the home of slain Omar al-Abd. Palestinian Red Crescent medics said 27 Palestinians were treated for rubber bullet wounds and breathing disorders after the Israeli army attacked protesters and civilian homes with heavy spates of bullet fire and teargas canisters. Two protesters fell in a faint after they were chased down by the occupation patrols. Palestinian journalist Mohamed Radi, was hit with a rubber bullet in his head. … Continue reading 27 Palestinians injured by Israeli forces in Ramallah clashes

Settlers install caravans on Palestinian land near Nahalin town

Israeli settlers on Wednesday morning installed caravans on a Palestinian land adjacent to the separation fence between Beitar Illit settlement and Nahalin town, west of Bethlehem in the southern West Bank. Head of the town’s council, Subhi Zeidan, said in a press statement that a group of settlers from Beitar Illit outpost, which was illegally established over Palestinian lands of Nahalin, Housan and Wad Fokin towns, set up ten caravans in the area. He opined that these moves are aimed at seizing as much as possible of the Palestinian land for settlement expansion. (Source / 16.08.2017) Continue reading Settlers install caravans on Palestinian land near Nahalin town

Israeli prosecution to indict mother of injured Palestinian detainee

The Israeli prosecution decided to file a list of indictments against the mother of the injured Palestinian detainee Omar al-Abd, 19. The Israeli prosecution claimed that Ibtissam al-Abd knew about her son’s intent to carry out an anti-occupation stabbing attack in Halamish illegal settlement outpost, near Ramallah, which left three Israelis dead. The Israeli prosecution declared the mother “a crime partner” as she did not turn her son in to the Israeli police. The Israeli occupation forces stormed al-Abd’s family home on Sunday and re-arrested his mother and brother, after they wreaked havoc on the building. A couple of weeks … Continue reading Israeli prosecution to indict mother of injured Palestinian detainee