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Israeli Occupation Soldiers Attack South African and Portuguese Ambassadors with Tear Gas, Injure Palestinian Women and Children

[ 24/03/2012 - 06:57 AM ]


The South African and Portuguese ambassadors to occupied Palestine were reportedly attacked with tear gas grenades by Israeli occupation soldiers during their participation in Kafr Qaddoum march near Qalqiliya city on Friday afternoon.

The two ambassadors suffocated after inhaling tear gas smoke and received immediate medical treatment as the soldiers were intensifying their attacks on other protestors.

Other Palestinian and foreign activists also suffered from the tear gas attacks. One French peace activist called Meta sustained injuries when a tear gas canister was shot directly at her.

European ambassadors and senior officials along with Palestinian lawmakers took part in this peaceful march and walked with other protestors towards the main entrance of the village where an Israeli gate was established many years ago for the sake of the illegal Israeli settelent of  Qedumim, which was built illegally on Palestinian lands.

The Israeli occupation forces also quelled the peaceful anti-wall march held in Bil'in village west of Ramallah city.

According to Bil'iin popular committee, the soldiers fired tear gas grenades and rubber bullets intensively when the march arrived at Abu Laimun area near the segregation wall causing many Palestinian and foreign activists to severely suffer tear gas suffocation.

Palestinian child injured in explosion of Israeli army ordnance

[ 24/03/2012 - 06:53 AM ]


 A Palestinian child was moderately wounded in the explosion of an Israeli sonic bomb near his village of Qaryut, south of Nablus, on Friday, local sources said.

They said that the 8-year-old child arrived in Rafidia hospital in Nablus with burns in his abdomen, and his condition was described as moderate.

The sources said that the child was with his father in their field near the Israeli settlement of Shilo where he discovered the ordnance with a green tape on it. He picked it up and put it in his pocket and when he tried to remove the tape it blew up, they added.

They said that the safety pin of the Israeli sonic grenade was deliberately taken off and a green tape was put in its place so that when anyone removes the tape it explodes.

Three women injured by IOF during a demonstration in solidarity with Shalabi

[ 23/03/2012 - 09:57 PM ]

Three Palestinian women suffered bruising when IOF troops assaulted participants in the Ma'sara protest in solidarity with Hana' al-Shalabi who is on hunger strike in occupation jails. The protesters also said they wanted to highlight the suffering of Palestinian mothers and women in general.

Muhammad Buraija, the coordinator of the popular committee in Ma’sara said that the IOF quelled the weekly protest when protestors headed to the apartheid wall carrying Palestinian flags and chanted slogans in solidarity with Hana' al-Shalabi and stopped the protestors, mostly women, from advancing.

In al-Khalil, the Friday prayers were held in the open near the Arabaeen Mosque in Tel Rumaida at the centre of the city, to express solidarity with Palestinian captives in occupation jails.

The committee to defend al-Khalil and the popular committee against the wall and settlements called for Friday prayers at the protest tent where activists are protesting the occupation’s administrative detention policy and in solidarity with Palestinian captives on hunger strike in occupation jails, the protest is held under the slogan “O' Khalil be strong, our captives’ night has been long.”

Spokesman for al-Khalil defence committee, Adnan Da'na said that the sit in at the protest tent was held to raise voices and muster support for the struggle against administrative detention policy, to express solidarity with the captives and to express solidarity with Hana’ al-Shalabi who enters her 37th day of “hunger strike for dignity and against administrative detention.”

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