Israel ends siege of Palestinian village in occupied West Bank

RAMALLAH, WEST BANK – JUNE 17: Soldiers expropriate a Palestinian’s car as they launch raid houses of the three Palestinians who were killed after they had allegedly attempted to attack the Israeli soldiers, in Deir Abu Mash’al village, Ramallah, West Bank on June 17, 2017 Israel’s occupation forces have ended the siege imposed on the Palestinian village of Deir Abu Mesh’al to the west of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, Quds Press reported on Friday. The siege was imposed after the Israeli border police killed three Palestinians from the village after it was alleged that they had killed an … Continue reading Israel ends siege of Palestinian village in occupied West Bank

Bomber planning to attack Mecca’s Grand Mosque blows himself up

Images emerged on Twitter of the suicide bombing in Saudi Saudi security forces on Friday foiled a suicide attack on the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, cornering the would-be attacker in an apartment, where he blew himself up, the Interior Ministry said. In a statement read on state television, the ministry said that three cells had planned the attack on worshippers and security forces at the mosque as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan nears its climax. The trapped would-be suicide bomber exchanged fire with the security forces, then set off explosives when he was surrounded in … Continue reading Bomber planning to attack Mecca’s Grand Mosque blows himself up

Army Attacks The Weekly Procession In Ni’lin

24 JUN 3:10 AM Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Ni’lin village, west of Ramallah, in central West Bank. The procession was held by many Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, who marched from the center of the village, carrying Palestinian flags, and chanting against the occupation, for the liberation of Palestine, and the release of all political prisoners. Mohammad Amira, the coordinator of the Popular Committee in Ni’lin, said the soldiers fired many concussion grenades and gas bombs at the nonviolent protesters as they approached the Wall, separating … Continue reading Army Attacks The Weekly Procession In Ni’lin

Israeli Soldiers Injure A Teen In Kufur Qaddoum

24 JUN 3:36 AM Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and moderately injured a teenage boy with a rubber-coated steel bullet. The army also fired dozens of gas bombs and concussion grenades, and invaded many homes. Morad Eshteiwy, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Israeli Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, said the soldiers shot Sobhi Abu Dayya, 17, with a rubber-coated steel bullet in his right arm. He added that the child was rushed to Rafidia governmental hospital in a moderate … Continue reading Israeli Soldiers Injure A Teen In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli airstrikes in Syrian Golan Heights reportedly leave 2 killed

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The Israeli army attacked Syrian army positions in the Golan Heights on Saturday, after errant fire from the Syrian side spilled over into the Israeli occupied part of the territory, according to the Israeli army. The Israeli attack reportedly left two Syrian army soldiers killed in the city of Quneitra, according to Syrian media reports. The Israeli army said in a statement that over 10 projectiles were fired from Syria, hitting an open area and causing no injuries or damages. “In response,” the Israeli army said sometime later, “Israeli aircraft targeted the origin of the launches and two … Continue reading Israeli airstrikes in Syrian Golan Heights reportedly leave 2 killed

Israeli soldiers storm Jenin refugee camp, attack its residents

Several Palestinian citizens suffered from inhaling tear gas during clashes on Saturday with Israeli soldiers in Jenin refugee camp, north of the West Bank. Eyewitnesses said that Israeli troops stormed Jenin camp and embarked on firing rubber bullets and tear gas grenades indiscriminately at citizens, prompting local young men to retaliate by throwing stones at them They added that the soldiers kidnapped a citizen called Izz Hardan from his home in the camp. Meanwhile, Israeli soldiers at a military checkpoint kidnapped on the same day a Palestinian citizen as he was heading for Occupied Jerusalem. He was identified as Ahmed … Continue reading Israeli soldiers storm Jenin refugee camp, attack its residents

May 2017 Report: 525 Palestinians seized by occupation forces

  Palestinian institutions working on prisoners’ affairs and human rights – the Prisoners’ Affairs Commission, Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, and the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society – released their report on Israeli occupation arrests of Palestinians for May 2017. The institutions reported that 525 Palestinians in the West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza were seized by Israeli occupation forces in May, including 139 children and 7 women. Among them were 190 Jerusalemites, 70 from al-Khalil, 60 from Nablus, 48 from Bethlehem, 39 from Qalqilya, 35 from Ramallah and el-Bireh, 28 from Tulkarem, 20 from Jenin, … Continue reading May 2017 Report: 525 Palestinians seized by occupation forces