Casualties reported in Ein al-Hilweh clashes

Armed clashes broke out on Friday in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ein al-Hilweh in the Lebanese capital Beirut, leaving two people dead and nine injured. The clashes erupted between elements of the wanted Bilal Abu Arqoub’s group and members of the Joint Forces. Trading gunfire soon escalated into launching missiles, tossing bombs and sniping operations, resulting in the death of the son of Bilal Abu Arqoub, Obeida. Nine others were injured during the clashes. Later in the morning, a member of the Joint Forces succumbed to his wounds. The Palestinian political leadership then called for an emergency meeting to … Continue reading Casualties reported in Ein al-Hilweh clashes

IOF confiscates four Palestinian buses near Nablus

The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) confiscated over the past week four Palestinian buses near Nablus to the north of West Bank. The Israeli army said in a statement issued Friday that four Palestinian buses belonging to Tamimi Transport Company were confiscated last week for “providing free services to Hamas activists for several years”. The statement claimed that the company used to transfer Hamas activists and students to West Bank checkpoints in order to clash with IOF soldiers (Source / 18.08.2017) Continue reading IOF confiscates four Palestinian buses near Nablus

Hamas: Demolishing homes of fighters will not halt resistance

The spokesman of Hamas Movement, Husam Badran, said that the Israeli home-demolition policy will not prevent Palestinian youths from resisting occupation. Badran hailed the Palestinian people for being united and for their support and pledge to reconstruct the razed homes. In a press statement on Friday, Badran said that razing five homes last week in Deir Abu Mishaal, Kuber and Silwad towns will not make Palestinians refrain from challenging the Israeli occupation and remaining strong and steadfast. The Hamas spokesman asked all of the Palestinian institutions to work on the reconstruction of the demolished homes. He also urged the Palestinian … Continue reading Hamas: Demolishing homes of fighters will not halt resistance

IOF sets up makeshift checkpoint east of al-Khalil

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) Friday afternoon erected a military makeshift checkpoint at Beit Enoun junction east of al-Khalil city. The PIC reporter said that Israeli forces stopped and searched Palestinian taxi cars and forced passengers to get out of vehicles leading to traffic congestion. IOF troops detained a woman and her husband for a long while before letting them go, he added. Israeli military police cars were deployed in the area. Meanwhile, Israeli policemen issued too expensive traffic tickets against Palestinian drivers. (Source / 18.08.2017) Continue reading IOF sets up makeshift checkpoint east of al-Khalil

IOF quells Kafr Qaddum weekly march in Qalqilya

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) quelled on Friday the anti-settlement weekly march in Kafr Qaddum town in Qalqilya. The peaceful march also demands the opening of the street which has been closed by the IOF for over 14 years. Coordinator of the popular resistance in the town, Murad Shteiwi, said that IOF soldiers showered the participants with rubber bullets and tear gas canisters. No injuries were reported. Israeli soldiers stormed the homes of Palestinians and used rooftops as military watch points. IOF troops also set up several ambushes in some of abandoned houses in order to arrest protesters, he added. Shteiwi … Continue reading IOF quells Kafr Qaddum weekly march in Qalqilya

Friday prayer near homes threatened with demolition in Bethlehem

Palestinians in al-Walaja town west of the West Bank city of Bethlehem performed Friday prayer in the vicinity of the homes threatened with demolition by Israeli occupation authorities in Ain Juwaiza neighborhood in the town. The worshipers participated in a solidarity tent that was staged after the prayer. Secretary General of the National Initiative Mustafa al-Barghouthi and the Arab MK Ahmed Tibi attended the event. Speeches were delivered during the protest activity where speakers opined that the Israeli attack on al-Walaja town aims at passing the so-called the “Greater Jerusalem” Israeli plan which aims at seizing more Palestinian lands in … Continue reading Friday prayer near homes threatened with demolition in Bethlehem

New Israeli military base opens near Egyptian borders

Israeli soldier in full combat gear [file photo] An Israeli military base with training facilities for four brigades dedicated to protect Egypt’s borders is set to be opened in Egypt, Yedioth Ahronoth revealed yesterday. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman will take part in the opening of the base, which will be located on the borders of Sinai. In July National Security Council officials told a Knesset committee that Israel is interested in maintaining good security ties with the Egyptian Army. Read more: Israel discusses reopening its embassy in Egypt The Israeli army has allocated 60 million shekels ($16.5 million) to the base which includes … Continue reading New Israeli military base opens near Egyptian borders