Israeli occupation forces kill 2 Palestinians,
injure 18 peace activitsts, kidnap several people in Gaza, invade
Israeli occupation forces kill Palestinian
teenager in Gaza
Date: 29 / 03 / 2008 Time: 10:01
Gaza – Ma'an –
Israeli occupation forces shot and killed a
Palestinian teenager in the northern Gaza Strip on Friday night.
A medical crew succeeded in retrieving the body of the 18-year-old and
transferring it to Kamal Udwan Hospital in northern Gaza.
Mu'awya Hassanain, the director of ambulance and emergency services in
the Palestinian Health Ministry said that the body had been shot dozens
of times. Health Ministry officials are still waiting for Palestinians
to come forward and identify the victim.
Separately, Israeli occupation forces shot a 23-year-old farmer in the
town of Khuza'a, in the southern Gaza Strip, near the Israeli border
wall. The victim was a member of the Qudeh family.
The Israeli occupation forces recently enlarged the "Buffer Zone" inside
the Strip along the border with Israel. Palestinian are now forbidden
from approaching within 800 meters of the border. Israeli soldiers shoot
at Palestinians, including farmers tending their land, who enter the
Israeli occupation forces were also reported to have kidnapped
several Palestinians in Khuza'a on Saturday.
Islamic Jihad fighters 'confront' Israeli occupation forces in
Date: 29 / 03 / 2008 Time: 11:27
Jenin – Ma'an –
Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of Islamic
Jihad, claimed that their fighters confronted Israeli occupation forces
that entered the West Bank town of Qabatiya, near the city of Jenin on
The group's spokesperson said that Al-Quds Brigades fighters threw
grenades at Israeli occupation forces who invaded the town from several
The Israeli occupation forces "raided a number of houses and spread
through the streets and alleys of the town looking for resistance
members, but Al-Quds Brigades fighters [blocked] the operation amid a
barrage of gunfire and grenades," he said
The spokesman said at the conclusion of his speech that the Israeli
occupation forces withdrew from the town without arresting any fighters
attack weekly Bil'in protest, 17 injured including 7 journalists
Friday March 28, 2008 18:28
by Ghassan Bannoura - IMEMC News
Scores of residents of
Bil’in, a village near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, along
with their international and Israeli supporters, took to the streets on
Friday to conduct their weekly nonviolent protest against the Israeli
Wall and illegal confiscation of the village's land.
Israeli occupation forces
manning the wall and its gate that cuts off the villagers from their
land showered the protesters with tear gas and rubber-coated steel
bullets immediately after the protesters reached the gate.
17 were injured including seven journalists. Medical sources identified
some of the injured journalists as Fadi Al Arouri, a photojournalist,
Najud al Qassem, a cameraman, Moheb Al Bargouthi, a reporter, and George
Haltah, a cameraman.
Also among those injured was Eyad Burnat, of Bil'in popular committee,
who told IMEMC "I was trying to protect one of the village youth who was
attacked by the soldiers when soldiers attacked and beat me up."
The parents of Rachel Corrie, the American peace activist who was killed
by the Israeli occupation forces
in Gaza five years ago, took part of the Bil'in protest. Her father, Mr
Craig Corrie, praised the nonviolent resistance in Bil'in and called for
more support for the Palestinians in their struggle for freedom.
Rachel Corrie was killed in 2003 in Rafah city, in the southern part of
the Gaza strip when an Israeli
bulldozer ran over her while she was protecting a local family home from
being demolished by the Israeli army.
Anti Wall protest in Al-Khader
village near Bethlehem
Friday March 28, 2008 18:20 by
Manar Jibrin & Ghassan Bannoura - IMEMC News
At least 250 Palestinians from
the village of Al-Khader located near the southern West Bank city of
Bethlehem, joined by Israeli and international peace activists staged a
protest on Friday midday against the illegal Wall Israel is building on
the village's land.
The protest started by performing
the Friday prayers at Al-Nashah Israeli
occupation forces checkpoint located at the
entrance of the village. Shortly afterwards, protesters marched towards
the checkpoint where they were stopped by a razorwire blockade installed
by the Israeli soldiers.
Members of the local Popular Committee of Land Defense in Al Khader and
the Mayor of the village delivered speeches in Arabic. The protests were
then finished peacefully without any clashes with the army.
Samer Jaber, from the local Popular
Committee of Lands Defense in Al-Khader said that "In addition to
protesting the illegal confiscation of our land we also commemorate the
32nd anniversary of Palestinian Land Day."
On March 30 1976, Palestinians voiced their rejection of the Israeli
policies of racism and annexing Palestinian lands in demonstrations in
the Arab town of Saknin, in the Galilee.
On that day, six Palestinian residents of Saknin were killed by the
Israeli police, and Palestinians and Arabs have been commemorating that
day since then. The day became known as Land Day, a day of national
rejection of the Israeli occupation, Israeli land annexation policies,
and Israeli racist policies against the Palestinians living inside
The illegal Israeli wall will annex more than 18 thousand acres of land
in the Bethlehem area to Israel. 5 000 acres of these lands belong to
residents of Al-Khader, who depend on farming for a majority of their
A Qassam fighter killed
by Israeli occupation
forces in southern Gaza
Friday March 28, 2008 12:28 by
Rami Almeghari - IMEMC & Agencies
A Palestinian resistance fighter of the aL-Qassam
brigades, the armed wing of the ruling Hamas in Gaza, has been
reportedly killed by the Israeli army early on Friday morning.
Media sources reported that an Israeli occupation army special force
clashed with a group of fighters near the Kussofim military post to the
east of Al-Qarrara village in southern Gaza Strip.
Dr. Moawiya Hasanin, chief of emergency department at the Gaza's health
ministry, confirmed the death of Belal Al-Astal, 23, and injury of two
others at the Naser hospital of Khan Younis, to the south of Gaza.
Meanwhile, the Jaysh Al-Oma (Army of Nation), a newly-emerged group,
announced today morning that its fighters shot and wounded three Israeli
soldiers near the said Kussofim military post.
In a statement, faxed to press, the Army of Islam said the attack on
soldiers came in response to Dutch drawings that harm the prophet
Mohammad of Islam as well as the 'crimes', Muslims have been exposed to
in the holy city of Jerusalem.
Recently, the Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, has vowed to further
strike the ruling Hamas in Gaza, despite latest talk on a ceasefire
between Palestinian resistance groups and Israel.
Early on March, the Israeli army killed more than 120 Palestinians
including 40 children, within a large Israeli army ground offensive on
the northern parts of Gaza.
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