Israeli Occupation Forces Beat,
Kidnap, Attack Palestinian Civilians, Increase Apartheid Measures
September 24-26, 2013
|Israeli occupation soldiers
kidnapping a Palestinian child
||Israeli occupation soldiers
terrorizing a Palestinian child
Five Palestinians Kidnapped by Israeli Occupation Soldiers In
Thursday September 26, 2013 10:49 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies
Israeli occupation soldiers kidnapped on Thursday at dawn [September
26 2013] five Palestinians in different parts of the southern West Bank
district of Hebron, after the soldiers broke into and searched dozens of
Media sources in Hebron said that dozens of soldiers invaded Deir
Samet town, southwest of Hebron, and kidnapped one Palestinian
identified as Omar Ahmad Sharha, 34.
His brother, Hazem, said
that a large number of soldiers broke into the family home,
approximately at 2:30 A.M, after using explosives to detonate its main
door. He added that the soldiers then violently searched the property
causing excessive damage.
Soldiers also forced the family into
one room, and took away their phones and ID cards for several hours.
Dozens of soldiers also invaded Wad Al-Harya area, in Hebron, and
kidnapped Jalal Khader Al-Karaky, 35, and his brother Ammar, 30.
Furthermore, soldiers kidnapped Mo’taz Mohammad Al-Karaky, 20, in the
center of homes, and kidnapped Mohammad Abu Rayyan at a roadblock near
the Halhoul Bridge area, north of Hebron.
On Wednesday evening,
soldiers detained four Palestinian children in the Al-Khader town, south
of Bethlehem, and violently beat them before handing them back to the
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Detain, Beat, Four Children Near
Thursday September 26, 2013 09:15 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies
Israeli occupation soldiers detained, for several hours, four
Palestinian children in the Al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, and
violently beat them before handing them back to the Palestinians.
Ahmad Salah, Coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall
and Settlements in Al-Khader, told the Radio Bethlehem 2000 that the
soldiers detained the four children for several hours in the Nashash
area, at the southern entrance of Al-Khader.
The four children
have been identified as Hussein Shady Salah, 8, Ahmad Wa’el Salah, 9, in
addition to Mo’tasem Mustafa Al-Masry and his brother Hamza.
added that the children were violently beaten and kicked before the
soldiers moved them to the District Coordination Office (DCO), west of
Beit Jala city, and handed them to the Palestinian DCO.
related news, two Palestinians have been injured by rounds of live
ammunition fired by the army at Palestinians at the entrance of the Al-Jalazoun
refugee camp, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.
The two have been identified as Mohammad Yousef Zomra, 24, and Mohammad
Medical sources said that dozens of residents have
also been treated for the effects of teargas inhalation.
Palestinians Attacked By Israeli Occupation Soldiers In
Jerusalem’s Old City
Thursday September 26, 2013 08:52 by IMEMC & Agencies
Wednesday at night [September 25, 2013] a group of extremist Israeli
occupation soldiers attacked several Palestinian youths in the Al-Qarmy
neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem, as they verbally confronted
settlers who marched there.
Resident Ashraf Abu Da’aas, stated
that approximately 400 settlers organized provocative marches in the
Arab neighborhoods of Saraya, Al-Hakary, and Al-Qarmy, and were dancing
and chanting provocative chants against the Arabs and Palestinians, in
addition to chanting “Jerusalem is ours”.
Da’aas added that
dozens of residents stopped the settlers and prevented them from
conducting their provocative procession in their neighborhood, before
dozens of Israeli soldiers and police officers arrived at the scene, and
attacked the Palestinians.
Furthermore, Da’aas said that the
Police eventually stopped the settlers’ procession of before some of
them headed to settlement outposts in the city, while others went to the
The Police also prevented the Palestinians from
leaving their neighborhoods, allegedly to prevent further
confrontations, but did not restrict the movement of the settlers.
Barghouthi: “Israel Used Peace Talks To Implement Apartheid”
Wednesday September 25, 2013 19:57 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC
Palestinian Legislator, Secretary-General of the Palestinian National
Initiative, Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, stated that the Oslo peace agreement
is a big failure, and that Israel is the only party the benefits from
Marking the twentieth anniversary of signing the first Oslo peace
agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization
(PLO), Dr. Barghouthi said that agreement was transitional and partial,
and did not carry any characteristics of the main goal of peace talks.
“This allowed Israel implement a system of apartheid, by
significantly escalating its settlement activities, and the theft of
Palestinian lands, Israel is using the peace deal as a cover-up for its
violations”, the Palestinian official added.
He also said that
some of the failure aspects of this agreement is that it failed to
include the release of all Palestinians held by Israel, and issue that
kept all detainees, who were held before Oslo, behind bars for
additional twenty years.
“The agreement was signed without any
commitments from Israel to stop its settlement activities”, Dr.
Barghouthi stated, “This is why former chief negotiator, Dr. Haider
Abdul-Shafi, and many others, quits talks; the number of Israeli
settlers increased from 160.000 by the time Oslo was signed, to
Dr. Barghouthi said that the Oslo Agreement was not
signed between two equal partners, forcing the Palestinian Liberation
Organization (PLO) to recognize Israel as a state, while Tel Aviv only
recognized the PLO as the representative of the Palestinian People
without recognize the Palestinian right to a state in the 1967 border.
“Those serious mistakes led to disastrous consequences allowing
Israel to divide the occupied territories into areas A, B and C, giving
it the change to build and expand settlements, and the Apartheid Wall”,
he said, “The wall was build 25 Kilometers deep into the West Bank,
isolating and confiscating large areas of lands and orchards, and
isolated Jerusalem from its surrounding Arab areas”.
Furthermore, the official said that Oslo divided the Palestinian people,
and their national movements, in addition to causing dividing the
refugees in exile, and weakening the role of the PLO by transforming it
into a government instead of a liberation movement.
accused Israel of only implementing what is good for the state, and of
obliging the Palestinians to remain committed to the agreements and all
agreements that following, including the Paris Economic Agreement.
“All issues of this conflicts were supposed to be resolved by 1999
through a final status agreement”, Dr. Barghouthi said, “But what
happened is that Israel transformed the temporary agreement into a
permanent one, and enforced its social, political and economic apartheid
policies on the Palestinians.
He said that the Palestinian
leadership should adopt a new policy by increasing national resistance
activities, by boycotting Israel, by working on the international level
to boycott all Israeli products, and different institutions.
Palestinians must end all internal divisions, form a unified leadership
that can place economic strategies that support the people, counter
increasing living costs”, the official said, “we need a compressive
unity between all Palestinians in Palestine and in exile”.
Soldiers, Police, Surround Worshipers In Al-Aqsa Mosque
Wednesday September 25, 2013 18:02 by IMEMC & Agencies
[Wednesday morning September 25, 2013] dozens of undercover soldiers
of the Israeli army, followed by soldiers and police officers, invaded
the yards of the Al-Aqsa mosque, and surrounded hundreds of worshipers.
The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported that the
worshipers rushed towards the Al-Qebly Mosque, and closed it gates after
clashing with extremist Israelis who invaded it through the Al-Magharba
WAFA added that dozens of police officers evicted the
invading extremists through the Chain Gate, and invaded the mosque yards
leading to clashes with local worshipers.
The Police then
imposed a strict siege on the Al-Qebly mosque, and fired gas bombs and
concussion grenades at the residents; scores of worshipers suffocated
after inhaling gas fired by the army, and received treatment by local
Despite strict Israeli measures, and dozens of
roadblocks, hundreds of Palestinians from Jerusalem, and historic
Palestine, have been staying in the mosque for more than two days to
counter the planned attacks of Israeli fundamentalists and extremists.
The army imposed tight restrictions on the Palestinians in occupied
East Jerusalem, especially around the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and prevented, for
the second day, all residents below the age of 50 from entering the
Hundreds of worshipers then decided to hold prayers in
the streets and alleys close to the mosque.
Furthermore, hundreds of
police officer and soldiers have been deployed in different parts of the
Old City of occupied East Jerusalem.
Clashes have also been
reported in different parts of the occupied Palestinian city.
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Attack Nonviolent Protest In
Wednesday September 25, 2013 17:37 by IMEMC & Agencies
Local sources have reported that Israeli occupation soldiers attacked
on Wednesday [September 25, 2013] a nonviolent protest held by students
in Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, leading to several injuries.
The students marched against the ongoing Israeli violations, and the
serious escalation carried out by Israeli extremists trying to attack
the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the residents and their property in occupied East
Jerusalem, the sources said.
The army used excessive force
against the protesters, and fired dozens of gas bombs, concussion
grenades, and rubber-coated metal bullets. Medical sources said that
several Palestinians received treatment for the effects of teargas
Media sources in the camp stated that dozens of
soldiers have been deployed in front of the camp, causing further
tension and clashes.
In related news, soldiers installed several
roadblocks in the Hebron district and on the northern and southern
entrances of Hebron city, stopped and searched vehicles and interrogated
Coordinator of the National Committee against the
Wall and settlements in Hebron, Rateb Jabour, stated that the
roadblocks, especially on the southern entrance of Hebron, caused huge
Jabour added that the army recently installed
dozens of roadblocks at the entrances of villages and towns in the
district, and conducted provocative acts while harassing the residents
and interrogating them.
At Least 25 Palestinians Injured In Hebron
Tuesday September 24, 2013 21:17 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies
Tuesday evening [September 24, 2013]
Palestinian medical sources have reported that at least 25
Palestinians have been injured by Israeli occupation soldiers during
renewed clashes that took place in Bab Az-Zawiya and Shallala Street, in
the center of the southern West Bank city of Hebron.
Eyewitnesses said that the Israeli occupation soldiers fired
rounds of live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets, gas bombs and
concussion grenades leading to more than 25 injuries.
that Palestinian security officers in the city tried to prevent dozens
of residents from reaching the clashes area, but the residents pushed
Furthermore, several soldiers occupied rooftops of high
buildings in the city, used them as monitoring towers, and fired rounds
of live ammunition at the protesters.
In addition, clashes took
place near the main entrance of the Al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of
Hebron, while the soldiers also installed several roadblocks in several
areas in the city, and around it, closing the entrances of several
villages and towns.
The soldiers stopped and searched hundreds of
vehicles, and interrogated the residents, especially near Ath-Thaheriyya
town, the main road leading to the Shajna Valley, Karma area, and the
According to eyewitness accounts in the Al-Fawwar
refugee camp, soldiers fired dozens of rubber-coated metal bullets, and
gas bombs, at dozens of protesters in the area, while dozens of soldiers
were deployed in Palestinian farmlands and streets in the area.
Israeli military sources said that the army is operating in the occupied
city in an attempt to locate the Palestinian sharpshooter who shot and
killed an Israeli soldier in the city on Sunday.
fatal shooting of the soldiers, the army carried out a large search
campaign, kidnapped dozens of residents, and interrogated them, before
releasing some of them later on.
According to Israeli reports,
the Israeli Security Agency (Shabak) believes that the sharpshooter is
still somewhere in Hebron, while Givati and Nahal units of the army are
searching hundreds of homes in an attempt to locate him.
Dozens Injured In Jerusalem, Two Kidnapped by Israeli
Tuesday September 24, 2013 20:34 by IMEMC & Agencies
Tuesday evening [September 24, 2013]
Palestinian medical sources in Jerusalem have reported dozens of
residents suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, and at least two
have been kidnapped following clashes with the Israeli occupation army
and police in occupied East Jerusalem.
The clashes took place as
hundreds of Palestinians marched to protest a procession by extremist
Israeli settlers who have been trying to break into the Al-Aqsa Mosque,
the Maan News Agency has reported.
Maan said that hundreds of
Israeli police officers, and soldiers, surrounded Bab Al-‘Amoud area,
and declared it a closed military zone, while hundreds of police
officers and soldiers formed human chains preventing Palestinian
protesters from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque area.
medical sources said that the soldiers and police attacked the
Palestinian protesters as they marched chanting against the occupation,
and the attack carried out by Israeli extremists who tried to break into
the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The sources added that the soldiers used
excessive force against the residents, fired gas bombs and concussion
grenades leading to dozens of injuries among the residents.
Furthermore, Israeli sources said that a settler woman from the Kidmat
Tzion illegal settlement, in occupied East Jerusalem, was mildly injured
after being hit by a stone thrown by a Palestinian protester.
The sources added stones hurled by Palestinian protesters caused damages
to at least ten Israeli vehicles in the area.
The Israeli police
also decided to close the Al-Aqsa Mosque to Muslim worshipers on
Tuesday, an issued that led to further tension.
Tuesday, Israeli soldiers kidnapped four students of the Abu Dis
University, in occupied East Jerusalem.
Palestinian Fighters Clash With Israeli Occupation Soldiers
Invading Central Gaza
Tuesday September 24, 2013 16:26 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies
[Tuesday Morning, September 24, 2013]
A number of armored Israeli occupation military vehicles, and a
military bulldozer, invaded an area east of the Al-Boreij refugee camp,
in central Gaza, and clashed with Palestinian fighters.
Eyewitnesses said that the fighters managed to detonate an explosive
charge under the military bulldozer, and that fire and smoke was seen
coming out of the targeted vehicle.
Soldiers fired dozens of
rounds of live ammunition and used smokescreens in an attempt to conceal
the movement of their vehicles, and advanced to uproot farmlands in the
Also on Tuesday, several Israeli military vehicles carried
out a limited invasion into an area, east of Deir Al-Balah, in central
Gaza, and uprooted Palestinian lands.
Media sources said that
six Israeli military vehicles and bulldozers advanced nearly 150 meters
and uprooted lands in the area.
Israeli soldiers conduct frequent
military invasions into different areas in the besieged coastal region,
and uproot farmlands, in addition to opening fire at farmers working in
their lands close to the border area.
The invasions, that also
led to dozens of casualties, are accompanied by repeated assaults
targeting Palestinian fishermen in Palestinian territorial waters,
leading to several arrests and dozens of casualties.
invasions come in direct violation of the ceasefire agreement that was
mediated by Egypt in November of last year.
During the 8-day war
in November of last year, Israeli missiles and shells killed 191
Palestinians, mainly children, women and elderly, while at least 1492
Palestinians have been injured, dozens seriously.
killed 12 women, 20 elderly, and 48 children, including 16 under the age
of five during the war.
Israeli fire and shells have also injured
1492 Palestinians, including 533 children (195 under the age of 5), 254
women and 103 elderly.
Following the ceasefire agreement, the
army continued its violations against farmers and workers in areas close
to the border, and against fishermen in Palestinian territorial water;
dozens of casualties and arrests have been reported.
27 2008, Israel launched the Operation Cast Lead war on Gaza, a war that
was described by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) as the
“single most brutal even in the history of the Israeli occupation”.
“In total, 1,419 Palestinians were killed. 83% of the dead – the
overwhelming majority – were civilians, the so-called ‘protected
persons’ of international humanitarian law”, PCHR said in its reported,
“A further 5,300 were injured, and public and private property
throughout the Gaza Strip was extensively targeted and destroyed.”