75-Year-Old Palestinian Killed, 28 Kidnapped,
Several Cities Terrorized by Israeli Occupation Forces
Elderly Palestinian man shot dead in
Date: 18 / 03 / 2008 Time: 16:15
Qalqilia – Ma'an –
Unidentified gunmen killed a 75-year-old
Palestinian man in the West Bank city of Qalqilia on Tuesday afternoon,
Palestinian security sources said.
The sources said that Abdul-Karim Umar was shot by three masked men
traveling in a car with Israeli license plates. The attackers then fled
Umar was from the nearby village of Beit Amin, and was visiting Qalqilia
at the time of the shooting.
Miqdad Khattab, Qalqilia's prosecutor, said that the security services
do not see a clear motive for the killing at this time.
Israeli occupation forces raid Nablus;
Date: 18 / 03 / 2008 Time: 11:25
Nablus – Ma'an –
Israeli occupation forces raided Nablus in the
northern West Bank on Tuesday and ransacked several homes before
kidnapping five Palestinians, Ma'an's reporter said.
Eyewitnesses told our correspondent in Nablus that Israeli occupation
forces raided the town of Kafr Qallil south of Nablus as well as Balata
and 'Ein Beit Al-Mai refugee camps and several neighborhoods in the old
city of Nablus.
Israeli occupation forces raid several West
Date: 18 / 03 / 2008 Time: 11:10
Bethlehem – Ma'an –
Israeli occupation forces raided several West
Bank cities on Tuesday morning, apprehending 23 Palestinians, who are
Israeli sources said the army stormed Ramallah and the nearby Al-Jalazun
refugee camp in the central West Bank, Bethlehem in the south, Jenin,
Qalqilia and Nur Shams refugee camp in the northern West Bank and
kidnapped 23 Palestinians.
Ma'an's reporter in Tulkarem quoted Palestinian security sources as
saying that 12 Israeli occupation military vehicles stormed Nur Shams
refugee camp at 2am and ransacked several homes before arresting four
activists, two affiliated to Fateh and two affiliated to Islamic Jihad.
In Bethlehem in the southern West Bank, Israeli occupation forces
ransacked the home of Fawwaz Khleif, an Islamic Jihad activist the
Israelis have been pursuing for 12 years. The invading Israeli
occupation forces fired gunshots and sonic bombs at the house which is
close to the Muqata'a (Palestinian security compound), before seizing
Khleif is a senior Islamic Jihad leader who was deported to Marj
Az-Zuhur in Lebanon in 1992 along with 415 Islamic activists. He has
also served a long sentence in Israeli custody.
Arab Knesset member slams Israeli police
for indifference to extremists' assault on Jabal Al-Mukabbir
Date: 18 / 03 / 2008 Time: 11:56
Jerusalem – Ma'an –
Palestinian member of the Israeli Knesset Talab
Al-Sani', chair of the United Arab List on Monday held the Israeli
police responsible for the extremists' aggression on the home of Ala'
Abu Dhaim, the man who opened fire in Israeli school in Jerusalem.
Al-Sani' said in a statement that the Israeli police new in advance of
the extremists' intention to try to demolish the house, yet police
exerted no efforts to stop them.
"Had the assault been conducted by Arab citizens against a Jewish house,
the police would have behaved differently, and their hands would have
been very quick to pull the triggers and hit dozens," the statement
Al-Sani' called on the Israeli minister of public security Avi Dichter
to learn from the experience and make sure it is not repeated. He also
demanded that the perpetrators be brought to justice.
Israeli forces destroy Palestinian
house, car, near Jenin
Date: 18 / 03 / 2008 Time: 14:26
Jenin – Ma'an –
Israeli forces demolished part of a house and
blew up a Palestinian civilian car in the West Bank town of Az-Zababda,
near the city of Jenin.
Palestinian security sources said that more than 15 Israeli military
vehicles raided the town in the early morning, surrounding the town's
mosque and catholic church before demolishing sections of a house which
owed by Nabil Al-Zuzu, a Palestinian civilian.
The invading troops also ransacked home of Sheikh Fathi Qutait, the Imam
of the mosque, damaging his furniture.
As a result of the incursion, clashes erupted between the Israeli troops
and Palestinian young people, who pelted the soldiers with stones, while
the soldiers fired back using live ammunition, rubber-coated bullets and
teargas canisters. No injuries or arrests have been reported.
This site contains copyrighted material the
use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright
owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance
understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic,
democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this
constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for
in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C.
Section 107, the material on this site is
distributed without profit to those
who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information
for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml.
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of
your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the