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Palestinian Killed, Scores Kidnapped, Including Children, Peace Activists Evicted by Israeli Occupation Forces

April 2, 2012

Palestinian wounded in IOF shooting dies of serious wounds

[ 02/04/2012 - 09:47 AM ]

RAMALLAH, (PIC)--

A Palestinian young man died in an Israeli hospital at dawn Monday of gunshot wounds suffered in an Israeli occupation forces (IOF) raid at his home.

Undercover IOF soldiers broke into the family home of Rashad Dheeb in Ramon village to the north east of Ramallah last week and opened fire inside the house injuring him and his two brothers Akram and Noor then arrested them.

Palestinian sources said that the three were wounded and left to bleed for a few hours before taking them to hospitals.

Dheebís widow said that they woke up to the sound of unknown persons in and around their house on the night of 27 March and thought they were burglars but they discovered that they were undercover Israeli soldiers. She said that the soldiers fired at the brothers at close range and that Dheeb was seriously wounded in his chest.

IOF soldiers arrest 16 Palestinians including Hamas leader

[ 02/04/2012 - 11:20 AM ]

RAMALLAH, (PIC)--

Israeli occupation forces (IOF) rounded up 16 Palestinians in the West bank at dawn Monday including 55-year-old Hamas leader Mufid Nazzal from Qabatiya village to the east of Jenin.

Hebrew paper Yediot Ahronot said on its website that the detainees were wanted for interrogation.

Local sources in Qabatiya said that the soldiers arrested Nazal and Fadi Khuzamiya, 20, who is also a Hamas supporter, and served summonses to two other citizens in the village for questioning at the intelligence premises in Salem army camp.

Nazzal was previously arrested in Israeli occupation jails on six occasions and served ten years in occupation jails on aggregate.

Nazzal is the brother of two martyrs and his eldest son was held in Israeli detention for three and a half years.

IOF troops raided a number of Al-Khalil villages at dawn Monday and installed a number of roadblocks.

Eyewitnesses in Ramallah told the PIC that IOF soldiers stormed the northern areas of Birzeit, north of Ramallah, in 20 armored vehicles and broke into hostels for the Islamic bloc and arrested three students after a big number of them fled the hostels on seeing the vehicles approaching.

IOF soldiers kidnap Palestinian child from his fatherís car

[ 02/04/2012 - 10:13 AM ]

RAMALLAH, (PIC)--

Israeli occupation forces (IOF) kidnapped a Palestinian child from his fatherís car while en route to school in Nabi Saleh village to the north west of Ramallah on Monday morning.

Sources in the villageís popular resistance committee said that the child Anan Al-Tamimi was taken from his fatherís car at the roadblock at the entrance to the village.

They said that the soldiers handcuffed the schoolchild and took him to the nearby military watchtower.

The sources said that the soldiers manning this road barrier have been targeting Palestinians for the past three days, recalling that the soldiers detained ten Palestinians from Friday morning till a late night hour at the pretext they were participating in Nabi Salehís weekly march against settlement and occupation.

On Saturday, the soldiers arrested three persons and took them to an unknown location while on Sunday they apprehended a student from the nearby village of Deir Nizam while on his way back home from Salfit industrial school, the committee sources said.

IOF soldiers forcibly evict local, foreign activists from house in Al-Khalil

[ 02/04/2012 - 10:02 AM ]

AL-KHALIL, (PIC)--

Israeli occupation forces (IOF) stormed a home in the Old City of Al-Khalil and evicted a number of Palestinians and foreign activists on Sunday evening.

Eyewitnesses told the PIC that the soldiers arrested a number of activists in the process and wounded two others after beating all those inside the house.

They explained that Jewish settlers had threatened to occupy the house which prompted the locals and foreign activists to station inside it.






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