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News, December 2018
28 Palestinian Protesters Injured Inside Gaza by Israeli Occupation Soldiers from Across the Border, Dozens Attacked by Tear Gas Bombs
December 1, 2018
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/
28 Palestinians Injured Inside Gaza by Israeli Occupation Soldiers from Across the Border
November 30, 2018 8:06 PM IMEMC News & Agencies
At least 28 Palestinians, including a photojournalist, were injured by live bullets or sustained suffocation from teargas inhalation on Friday as Israeli occupation forces continued attacking the Great March of Return protests inside the Gaza Strip, from across the Israeli border, according to the Ministry of Health.
Israeli occupation soldiers fired live bullets and rubber-coated steel rounds at the protesters who gathered at many encampments along the border, injuring 28 protesters by live bullets, WAFA reported.
Spokesman for the Ministry of Health, Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, said that at least eighteen of the wounded were inured with live fire, one of them a journalist who was injured east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.
Some of the wounded were moved to hospital and others were treated in the field hospitals.
The soldiers also caused damage to one ambulance, after firing a gas bomb directly at its windshield.
More than 205 Palestinians have been killed and over 22,000 others injured by Israeli forces since the outbreak of the Great March of Return protests at Gaza border on March 30.
Most of the casualties occurred on May 14 when Israeli forces attacked Palestinian protesters marking the 70th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of historical Palestine, elsewhere referred to as the Nakba of 1948, and the ensuing ethnic cleansing of half a million Palestinian refugees.
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum
November 30, 2018 7:41 PM IMEMC News
Israeli occupation soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, wounding three Palestinians with live fire, and causing dozens of suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.
Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, said the soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force, and fired many live rounds, gas bombs and concussion grenades.
He added that the Israeli occupation soldiers shot three Palestinians with live fire; two in their legs and one in his face, before they were rushed to Rafidia Governmental hospital, in Nablus.
Many Palestinians suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, and received the needed treatment by local medics.
Eshteiwi said that the Palestinians will continue their legitimate struggle against the ongoing occupation, its illegal colonies and the wall, and added that Jerusalem is the core of the Palestinian people and the essence of their national identity.
The protesters also denounced the escalating Israeli violations against the Palestinians, their homes and lands in occupied Jerusalem, and denounced the abduction of its governor, Adnan Gheith, along with various political leaders and nonviolent activists.
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians Near Bethlehem
November 29, 2018 10:55 PM IMEMC News
Israeli occupation soldiers invaded, on Thursday evening, the al-Khader town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and injured several Palestinians.
Media sources in the town said several army jeeps invaded it, and fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at Palestinians, protesting the invasion.
They added that many Palestinians suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, and received the needed treatment.
The invasion mainly targeted Dar Mousa neighborhood, and the al-Bawwaba area.
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Attack The Weekly Procession In Bil’in
November 30, 2018 9:36 PM IMEMC News
Israeli occupation soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the illegal annexation wall and colonies in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.
The protesters marched from the center of the village, carrying Palestinian flags, and chanting for liberation, independence, the release of all detainees and the Right of Return to all refugees.
They called for ongoing popular resistance against the illegal Israeli colonialist occupation and policies in Palestine, and for ensuring the implementation of all United Nations and Security Council resolutions, affirming the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.
Many Israeli and international peace activists participated in the procession, and marched with the Palestinians in the village.
The Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bil’in said the soldiers fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at the nonviolent protesters, just as they arrived near the Annexation Wall gate in Abu Lemon area.
It added that some protesters managed to raise the Palestinian flag on the gate, and several others banged on it with stones.
Medical sources said several protesters suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, and received the needed treatment.
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Near Jerusalem
December 1, 2018 10:10 AM IMEMC News
Israeli occupation soldiers abducted, on Saturday at dawn, a young Palestinian man from Beit Surik town, northwest of occupied East Jerusalem.
The soldiers invaded the home of the young man, and violently searched it, and abducted him after interrogating him and several members of his family.
The army claims the young man, who remained unidentified at the time of this report, “caused damage” to the Annexation Wall, near Beit Surik.
In related news, the soldiers invaded Hindaza area, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and abducted one Palestinian.
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian In Bethlehem
December 1, 2018 9:38 AM IMEMC News
Israeli occupation soldiers invaded, on Saturday at dawn, Hindaza area, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and abducted one Palestinian. The soldiers also broke into and searched several homes in the governorate.
The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers abducted Mahmoud Sami Obeyyat, 23, after invading his home and searching it, in Hindaza.
Dozens of soldiers also invaded the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, and searched several homes, including the homes of Ismael al-Ja’fari and Mohammad Karim al-Atash, in an attempt to abduct the latter but could not locate him.
The soldiers also fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at protesters in the refugee camp.
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians Near Tulkarem
November 30, 2018 6:42 PM IMEMC News
Israeli occupation soldiers abducted, Friday, two Palestinians from Ramin town, east of Tulkarem, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.
The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers invaded the town, and abducted Saleh As’ad Bseisi, 20, and Qussai Faleh Farhan, 18.
It added that the soldiers also fired gas bombs and concussion grenades at many protesters, who hurled stones at the invading arm jeeps.
Furthermore, the soldiers stopped and searched many cars, and interrogated the Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Carry Out A Limited Invasion Into Southern Gaza
November 30, 2018 9:48 AM IMEMC News
Several armored Israeli occupation army vehicles, including bulldozers, carried out, on Friday morning, a limited invasion into Palestinian lands east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
Media sources said the military vehicles, including four D9 bulldozers, advanced hundreds of meters into the Palestinian lands, and started bulldozing them in addition to installing sand hills.
They added that the vehicles came from a military base across the perimeter fence, and invaded the lands from a gate, east of Khan Younis.
Furthermore, the Israeli air forces carried out several sonic booms over various areas of the Gaza Strip, and its territorial waters.
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