Israeli special force abducts injured Palestinian in Bethlehem

An Israeli special force at dawn Saturday kidnapped the injured Palestinian youth Akram al-Atrash, 23, from al-Dheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem. The PIC reporter said that a special force riding a civilian car at 2:00 am raided the camp, broke into al-Atrash’s house and arrested him. Al-Atrash, whom the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) have been chasing for four months, was taken to an unknown destination. Local sources told the PIC reporter that Palestinian youths in the camp tried to thwart the arrest operation by confronting the IOF soldiers with empty bottles and Molotov cocktails but they could not as the … Continue reading Israeli special force abducts injured Palestinian in Bethlehem

Israeli Soldiers Attack Weekly Protests Across The West Bank And Gaza Strip

23 FEB 5:10 PM Israeli soldiers resorted, Friday, to the excessive use of force against Palestinian protesters across the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip, causing scores of injuries, as the protesters held their weekly processions against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, and for the twelfth consecutive week, marched against the illegal U.S. recognition of occupied Jerusalem as the unified capital of Israel, in violation of International Law and numerous United Nations and Security Council resolutions. The soldiers fired dozens of live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades at the protesters, causing dozens of injuries. In … Continue reading Israeli Soldiers Attack Weekly Protests Across The West Bank And Gaza Strip

Soldiers Shoot Child With Gas Bomb In The Head Near Ramallah

23 FEB 7:40 AM Israeli soldiers shot, on Thursday evening, a Palestinian child with a gas bomb in his head, in Deir Nitham village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Medical sources said the child, identified as Saleh Mahmoud Tamimi, only 10 years of age, and added that he was shot with a gas bomb in his head. They added that the soldiers invaded the town and fired dozens of gas bombs at homes at homes in the town, after the army assaulted dozens of protesters. The child suffered moderate wounds, and was rushed to the Istishari Hospital, … Continue reading Soldiers Shoot Child With Gas Bomb In The Head Near Ramallah

US plans May opening for embassy in Jerusalem

President Donald Trump gives his first State of the Union address to Congress and the country in Washington, United States on January 30, 2018 The US plans to open its embassy in Jerusalem in May, the State Department said on Friday. This will coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (Catastrophe) and the creation of the state of Israel in Palestine. “We are excited about taking this historic step, and look forward with anticipation to the May opening,” said State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert. “The embassy will be gradually expanded in existing consular facilities in the Arnona neighbourhood, … Continue reading US plans May opening for embassy in Jerusalem

Israel army blocks off refugee camp entrance for days as ‘collective punishment’

Without giving any official explanation, Israeli forces blocked off the main entrance to Al-Fawwar refugee camp south of Hebron Israeli occupation forces have blocked off the main entrance to Al-Fawwar refugee camp south of Hebron to car traffic for days, with “no official explanation” given for the harsh measure. According to Israeli rights group B’Tselem, the closure was implemented at around 5pm on Monday, blocking access from the camp to Road 60. The military sealed the entrance by closing the metal gate it installed there during the Second Intifada, and the soldiers posted at the site told local residents that the … Continue reading Israel army blocks off refugee camp entrance for days as ‘collective punishment’

Israel approves construction of 3,000 new settler units in East Jerusalem al-Quds

A picture taken on November 8, 2017 shows a general view of construction work in the Gilo settlement in the mainly Palestinian eastern sector of occupied Jerusalem al-Quds Israeli officials have approved plans for the construction of thousands of new settler units in East Jerusalem al-Quds in grave contravention of international law and a United Nation Security Council resolution against the Tel Aviv regime’s land expropriation and settlement expansion policies in occupied Palestinian lands. The so-called Local Committee for Planning and Construction in the Jerusalem Municipality has agreed to building 3,000 new housing units at the Gilo settlement, Israeli media reported on Thursday. “The planned settlement units … Continue reading Israel approves construction of 3,000 new settler units in East Jerusalem al-Quds

MP Abdul Jawad subjected to torture in Israeli jails

MP Naser Abdul Jawad, from Deir Ballout town in Salfit governorate in the northern West Bank, has been subjected to torture in Israeli jails and deprived of sleep for consecutive days. The family of MP Abdul Jawad revealed that he has been arrested for 50 days under harsh violent investigation leading to the deterioration of his health and that he was moved to the hospital for treatment. His family who are deprived of visiting him in jail said that Abdul Jawad informed the judge at court that he had been brutally tortured during investigation. He was transferred to Erez crossing … Continue reading MP Abdul Jawad subjected to torture in Israeli jails