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News, March 2019
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Fire at, Abduct Palestinians, Illegal Settlers Attack Palestinians, Damage Property, Violate Sanctity of Al-Aqsa Mosque
March 12, 2019
While brutal force has been used to create Zionist Israel and sustain it thus far, Zionist claims to Palestine are false. Actually, from the five thousand years of known written history, there has been a continuous Palestinian-Canaanite presence in the Holy Land. Despite the Zionist false claims, the ancient Israelites ruled part of the land for only 85 years (during the reign of David, Solomon, and Solomon's son).
After that, the Egyptians conquered Palestine-Canaan in 925 BC, followed by Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, and Romans, before the Arab Muslim rule, starting from 636 AD.
By the Time Jesus started his mission, the three population groups of Canaanites, Palestinians, and Israelites were melted together in religion and language. Most of them became Christians when Constantine converted in 313 AD. Then, most of them became Muslims in the 7th and 8th centuries AD.
So, Palestinian Muslims, Christians, and Jews are the ones who have the right to claim descent from ancient Israelites, Palestinians, and Canaanites, not Zionists from other continents.
The following news stories are just examples of the Israeli occupation government violations of Palestinian human rights, on daily basis.More detailed news stories can be found at the following sources: https://english.palinfo.com/, http://imemc.org/, https://paltoday.ps/ar/
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian In Nabi Saleh
March 12, 2019 12:08 AM IMEMC News
Israeli occupation soldiers invaded, on Monday evening, the village of Nabi Saleh, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and shot a young man.
Medical sources said the soldiers shot the young man with a live round in the leg, before he was rushed to a hospital for treatment.
The Palestinian was shot after the soldiers invaded the village and attacked protesters, especially when the army closed the iron gate, which was installed on the road leading to the nearby Bani Zeid al-Gharbiyya village.
Also Monday, several Israeli army jeeps invaded the village of Kobar, north of Ramallah, and shot two Palestinian protesters.
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Invade Koabar, Shoot Two Palestinians
March 11, 2019 10:55 PM IMEMC News
Several Israeli occupation army jeeps invaded, Monday, the village of Koabar, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and shot two Palestinian protesters.
Media sources said dozens of heavily armored soldiers invaded the village, and stormed many neighborhoods, before Palestinian youngsters protested the invasion, and hurled stones at the invading forces.
They added that the soldiers fired rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades at the protesters.
Medical sources said two Palestinians were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets, before being moved to a hospital in Ramallah, and several others suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.
The Israeli invasion took place while the soldiers bulldozed and destroyed a road connecting Kobar with Beitillu nearby village.
Israeli Occupation Navy Abducts Two Fishermen In Gaza
March 11, 2019 8:57 AM IMEMC News
Israeli occupation navy ships attacked, Monday, Palestinian fishing boats in the Waha Sea area, northwest of Gaza city, and abducted two fishermen.
Media sources said the navy fired many live rounds at the fishing boats in Palestinian territorial waters, in addition to using water cannons, and surrounded one boat before abducting two fishermen, identified as Mohammad Adnan Sultan and Hasan Akram Zayed.
The attack is part of ongoing violations against the fishermen in the besieged Gaza Strip, in addition to constant violations targeting farmers and shepherds on Palestinian lands close to the perimeter fence, in the eastern parts of the coastal region.
IIsraeli Occupation Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian Near Bethlehem
March 10, 2019 11:27 PM IMEMC News
Israeli occupation soldiers invaded, On Sunday evening, the town of al-Khader, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and shot one Palestinian during a protest.
Media sources said the soldiers invaded the an-Nashash and Abu Sood areas in al-Khader, before stopping and searching many Palestinians and cars.
Several Palestinians protested the invasion, and some hurled stones at the soldiers, who fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs at random.
One Palestinian was shot with a live round, and was rushed to a hospital in Bethlehem, while several others received treatment for the effects of teargas inhalation.
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians, Bars Woman From Visiting Detained Sons
March 11, 2019 11:56 AM IMEMC News
Israeli occupation soldiers abducted, Monday, ten Palestinians in the West Bank, including an employee of the Waqf and Islamic Endowment Department, in occupied Jerusalem, and issued orders denying a Palestinian woman the right to visit with her detained sons.
The PPS office in Ramallah governorate, in central West Bank, said the soldiers abducted Abdul-Rahman Ahmad Shehada, from his home in Betunia town, west of the city, and took him to Ofer prison and military base.
It added that the soldiers also abducted a young man, identified as Zoheir Hatem Hweih, from his home in Ein Yabrud, northeast of Ramallah, and installed a roadblock at the entrance of Deir Nitham village, west of the city.
In Nablus, in northern West Bank, the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes and abducted two former political prisoners, identified as Abdul-Karim Mona, 32, and Montaser Mustafa Shonnar, 28, in addition to Mohammad Shattawi.
In Tulkarem, in northern West Bank, the soldiers invaded and ransacked several homes in Beit Lid town, east of the city, and abducted a young man, identified as Sharif Abu Talal, from Nur Shams refugee camp, while crossing Za’tara military roadblock.
In Deir Ballout town, west of Salfit in Central West Bank, the soldiers abducted Suleiman Nasr Abdullah, from his home.
In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted an employee of the Waqf and Islamic Endowment Department in Jerusalem, while leaving the Al-Aqsa Mosque through the Bab al-Silsila (The Chain Gate).
Firas ad-Dibis, who works at the Waqf Department in Jerusalem, said the soldiers abducted Emad Abdeen, and took him to an interrogation facility in the city.
He added that Abdeen works as a firefighter at the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound, and is one of the scores of Aqsa workers and guards who have been recently abducted and imprisoned by Israel.
Furthermore, the army released, on Sunday at night, a child, identified as Hasan Ehab Abu Ghazala, 15, three days after abducting him from his home in the Old City, and ordered him under house arrest for four days.
In Jenin governorate, in northern West Bank, the soldiers invaded the home of a former political prisoner, identified as Mahmoud Ahmad ‘Obeidi, who spent eleven years in Israeli prisons, and violently searched the property, in Burqin town southwest of Jenin city, and looted money his residence.
In Addition, the army refused to allow a Palestinian woman, a former political prisoner, identified as Reem Hamarsha, from Burqin town, from visiting with her two detained sons, Anas and Omar, imprisoned by Israel, and revoked her permit.
In related news, the Israeli Internal Security Agency has reported that the army recently arrested a Palestinian, identified as Ayman Mohammad Ali Fajjara, 27, for Jouret ash-Sham’a village, south of Bethlehem, and added that the Palestinian reportedly “confessed during interrogation to carrying out a stabbing attack” in Efrat nearby illegal colony, in 2016, wounding one colonist.
It said that the Palestinian, a member of Hamas movement, bought a knife and infiltrated into the colony, before stabbing and wounding the colonialist settler.
In the Gaza Strip, Israeli navy ships attacked Palestinian fishing boats, and abducted two fishermen.
In related news, a young man, identified as Bassam Sami Othman Safi, 22, died from serious wounds he suffered, on February 22, 2019, after Israeli soldiers shot him with a high-velocity gas bomb, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
Illegal Israeli Settlers Attack Palestinian Cars Near Nablus
March 11, 2019 9:24 AM IMEMC News
A group of fanatic illegal Israeli settlers attacked, on Sunday at night, many Palestinian cars near the former Homesh colony, north of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.
Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the Israeli assailants burnt tires on the road to force the Palestinian cars to stop, before hurling stones at them.
Daghlas stated that the attack took place on the main Jenin-Nablus road, causing property damage.
The assault took place near the site of the former Homesh illegal colony, which was evacuated by Israel in the year 2005.
Illegal Israeli Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque under Police Protection
March 11, 2019 5:09 AM IMEMC News & Agencies
Dozens of illegal Israeli settlers again stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, guarded by Israeli security forces, on Sunday.
Local sources reported, according to Al Ray, that Israeli settlers and students of Talmudic rituals broke into the holy site in groups, under heavy protection by Israeli police.
Earlier on Saturday, an Israeli police officer was filmed entering Bab al-Rahma section of the mosque while refusing to take off his boots, a step which was seen as desecrating of sanctity of the mosque by the Islamic Awqaf dertment, the organization in charge of the holy sites in Jerusalem.
The Muslim holy site recently witnessed the reopening of the Bab al-Rahma worship area, inside the mosque, by thousands of worshipers accompanied by Awqaf officials, after a 16-year closure by Israeli authorities.
Illegal Israeli Bulldoze Palestinian Lands Near Nablus, Unleash Dogs On Shepherds Near Tubas
March 10, 2019 10:23 PM IMEMC News
On Sunday, a group of illegal Israeli settlers, squatting on Palestinian lands near Jaloud village, south of the northern West Bank city of city of Nablus, bulldozed large areas of Palestinian lands, while another group of colonists unleashed their dogs on Palestinian shepherds near Tubas, in northeastern West Bank.
Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Official who monitors Israel’s colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the colonists, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded Palestinian lands in Jaloud village, south of Nablus, and bulldozed them.
He added that the assailants came from the illegal Ahiya and Esh Kodesh colonies, which were installed on private Palestinian lands.
Daghlas also stated that the attack was carried out shortly after the soldiers prevented the Palestinians from entering their own farmlands.
While the Israeli army has been preventing the Palestinians from entering their lands, groups of illegal colonists have been constantly invading and bulldozing them.
The lands are in Basin #22, owned by the family of a late Palestinian man, identified as Ibrahim Abed al-Hajj Mohammad.
Furthermore, Daghlas stated that the soldiers have already bulldozed more than 10 Dunams of Palestinian lands, and removed large amounts of sand, before moving it to their colonialist outposts.
It is worth mentioning that, during the last two years, the soldiers have been delaying the harvest dates of 250 Dunams of Palestinian lands, planted with wheat in Jaloud ash-Sharqiya village, causing the harvest to spoil, and is currently imposing similar delays, and restrictions on the famers.
In related news, a group of colonists attacked several Palestinian shepherds, and unleashed their dogs on them and their cattle, causing injuries among the shepherds and their herds in Palestinian grazing lands near Tubas.
A similar attack took place in Ein al-Hilwa nearby area, in the Northern Plains of the West Bank.
Shepherds and farmers in that area are subject to frequent violations and assaults, and just a week ago, the colonists started marking Palestinian lands, in order to illegally fence and confiscate them.
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Abduct Two Children Near Al-Aqsa In Jerusalem, Young Man Near Jenin
March 10, 2019 11:07 PM IMEMC News
Israeli occupation soldiers abducted, on Sunday evening, two Palestinian children while leaving the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, and a young man from Sielet al-Harithiya town, west of Jenin in northern West Bank.
Media sources in Jerusalem said the soldiers stopped two children from the al-‘Isawiya town in the city, while leaving the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and took them to an interrogation facility in the city.
The two children, who remained unidentified at the time of this report, were taken prisoner while leaving the mosque through Bab al-Majlis (The Council Gate).
In addition, the soldiers abducted a young man, identified as Ahmad Abdul-Karim Jaradat, in Majr Bin Amer, is one of the biggest agricultural plains in Palestine, located near Jenin, and took him to Salem military base.
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