Al-Jazeerah: Cross-Cultural Understanding
News, November 2023
10,818 Palestinians Killed, 26,905 Injured, Mostly Children and Women, in 34 days of the Israeli Genocidal War on Gaza
November 9, 2023
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"Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul, unless for a soul, or for corruption in the land, it is as if he had killed humankind entirely" (The Holy Quran, Al-Ma-ida, 5: 32).
"And whoever kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell, wherein he will abide eternally, and Allah has become angry with him, and has cursed him, and has prepared for him a great torment" (Al-Nisa, 4: 93).
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 human 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 Prophets David and Solomon , peace be upon them, 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.
No matter what the Zionists and their supporters do, they cannot change the will of God, Who promised the Holy Land to Abraham and his descendants, basically the Palestinian Muslims and Christians.
No matter how much persecution and aggression the Zionists and their supporters inflict upon the Palestinian people, they will never be able to force them out of the Holy Land, which Allah, praise to Him, promised for them, and kept His promise ever since.
The following news stories are just examples, not a systematic record, of the Israeli occupation government abuse, mistreatment, and violations of Palestinian human rights, on daily basis.More detailed news stories can be found at the following sources:
http://english.wafa.ps/, https://english.palinfo.com/, https://imemc.org/, https://paltoday.ps/ar/
Editorial Notes about terms & names of people and places:
1. Names of people and places have been standardized to match standard Arabic grammatical rules.
2. Underlined letters and letters preceded by an apostrophe are references to Arabic letter sounds, which does not exist in the English alphabet.
3. The English letter i is equivalent to the Arabic short vowel known as kasra, as in Ibraheem and Qasim as well as in the English words sit and bit. So, it is incorrect to use it as a long vowel for such Arabic nams as Jameel and Jibreel.
4. The English letter e is equivalent to the Arabi short vowel known as fat'ha, as in A'hmed and Mu'hammed.
5. It is more accurate to refer to the land-grabbing Israelis, who establish illegal settlements in the Palestinian territory of the West Bank, as illegal Israeli settlers, than referring to them as colonists.
The term colony is a reference to a large entity or a country, such as American states before independence. It was also a reference to Egypt, and India, when they were British colonies.
In addition, the term "colony" represents a positive nostalgic theme, in the minds of native speakers of English, particularly in America and Britain.
6. It is more accurate to use the verb "abduct" than the verb "detain," in reference to taking Palestinian citizens by force to prisons and interrogation centers, by Israeli occupation regime soldiers. This is because the presence of the Israeli occupation regime forces is illegal in the Palestinian territories, and they have no jurisdiction over the Palestinian people.
WHO: Risk of disease spread soars in Gaza as health facilities, water and sanitation systems disrupted
CAIRO, Thursday, November 9, 2023 (WAFA) –
As deaths and injuries in Gaza continue to rise due to intensified Israeli bombardment, intense overcrowding and disrupted health, water, and sanitation systems pose an added danger: the rapid spread of infectious diseases. Some worrying trends are already emerging, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Lack of fuel has led to the shutting down of desalination plants, significantly increasing the risk of bacterial infections like diarrhea spreading as people consume contaminated water. Lack of fuel has also disrupted all solid waste collection, creating an environment conducive to the rapid and widespread proliferation of insects and rodents that can carry and transmit diseases, it said in a statement.
The situation is particularly concerning for almost 1.5 million displaced people across Gaza, especially those living in severely overcrowded shelters with poor access to hygiene facilities and safe water, increasing the risk of infectious diseases transmission. UNRWA, WHO, and the Ministry of Health are scaling up a flexible disease surveillance system in many of these shelters and health facilities. The current disease trends are very concerning.
Since mid-October 2023, over 33,551 cases of diarrhea have been reported. Over half of these are among children under age five -- a significant increase compared to an average of 2000 cases monthly in children under five throughout 2021 and 2022. In addition, 8944 cases of scabies and lice, 1005 cases of chickenpox, 12635 cases of skin rash and 54,866 cases of upper respiratory infections have also been reported.
Disrupted routine vaccination activities, as well as lack of medicines for treating communicable diseases, further increase the risk of accelerated disease spread. This is compounded by incomplete coverage of the disease surveillance system, including early disease detection and response capacities. Limited internet connectivity and phone system functioning further constrain the ability to detect potential outbreaks early and respond effectively.
In health facilities, damaged water and sanitation systems, and dwindling cleaning supplies have made it almost impossible to maintain basic infection prevention and control measures, said WHO. These developments substantially increase the risk of infections arising from trauma, surgery, wound care and childbirth. Immunosuppressed individuals, such as patients with cancer, are especially at risk of complicating infections. Insufficient personal protective equipment means that healthcare workers themselves can acquire and transmit infections while providing care to their patients. The management of medical waste at hospitals has been severely disrupted, further increasing exposure to hazardous materials and infection.
WHO called for urgent, accelerated access to humanitarian aid – including fuel, water, food, and medical supplies – into and throughout the Gaza Strip.
“All parties to the conflict must abide by their obligations under international humanitarian law to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure, including health care,” it said.
UNRWA Commissioner-General: Once again I call for a ceasefire in Gaza for the sake of humanity
NEW YORK, Wednesday, November 8, 2023 (WAFA) -
Philippe Lazzarini, the Commissioner General for the UN Refugees and Works Agency (UNRWA) renewed his call for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip after a month of brutal Israeli aggression against it, stating: “Once again I call for a ceasefire for the sake of humanity.”
He expressed great pain over the 92 UNRWA colleagues who were killed in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza. “We are never going to be the same without them,” he posted on X.
He noted that almost 50 UNRWA buildings and assets have been impacted in Gaza, with some being directly hit.
He said that that schools have become shelters and children were asking for a sip of water and a loaf of bread, stressing that the longer children lose out on education, the more difficult it will be to compensate and make up for that loss.
UNRWA noted that nearly 300,000 Palestine Refugee children are deprived of education in the Strip as a result of the ongoing Israeli aggression against it.
Several major aid groups call for ceasefire in the war-torn Gaza Strip
PARIS, Wednesday, November 8, 2023 (WAFA) –
A coalition of 13 major aid groups, including Doctors Without Borders (MSF), Amnesty International and Oxfam, has urged world leaders to push for a ceasefire in Gaza after one month of brutal Israeli aggression against it.
The groups, in a statement issued a day before a humanitarian conference on Gaza is due to be held in Paris, called on French President Emmanuel Macron and heads of state to do everything in their power to obtain an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.
Other priorities should include concrete measures to protect all civilian populations, guarantee entry of humanitarian aid to Gaza, and respecting international humanitarian law, the groups said.
In addition to MSF, Amnesty, and Oxfam, the signatories also included Action Against Hunger, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), and the International Federation for Human Rights.
"We are getting increasingly desperate appeals for protection and aid from our humanitarian workers inside the locked-down Gaza Strip," NRC chief Jan Egeland said in the statement.
"It is unacceptable that there is still no humanitarian ceasefire, no humanitarian corridor, and no end to the suffocating siege" of the Strip, he added.
Thursday's humanitarian conference was put together in a rush on the margins of the annual Paris Peace Forum.
The conference aims to mobilize all partners and stakeholders to respond to the needs of people in Gaza, a Macron adviser told reporters Wednesday on condition of anonymity.
G7 foreign ministers meeting in Japan on Wednesday called for "humanitarian pauses and corridors" to protect civilians, but failed to call for a ceasefire.
November 9, 2023, GAZA, (PIC) +-
Israeli occupation regime forces (IOF) on Wednesday destroyed the
water desalination plant west of Khan
Younus, aggravating the suffering of the Palestinians in the besieged
Gaza Strip who have already been lacking access to healthy drinking
November 9, 2023, GAZA, (PIC) +-
The Palestinian Energy Authority revealed on Wednesday that 70% of
electricity transmission and distribution networks have been destroyed
in the ongoing Israeli aggression on Gaza.
***Killing and Injuring of Palestinians in Ghazza (Gaza) by Israeli Occupation Regime Forces
November 9, 2023, GAZA, (PIC) +-
As Israel’s genocide in the Gaza Strip continues for more than a month, the death toll has climbed to over 10,818 victims, including 4,412 children, 2,918 women, and 667 elderly people.
The Palestinian Health Ministry reported that 26,905 other people have been injured so far. The spokesman for the Health Ministry, Ashraf Al-Qudra, confirmed that the Israeli occupation committed 20 massacres over the past 24 hours, claiming the lives of 249 victims.
As a whole, 1,118 Israeli massacres have been carried out against Palestinian families since the start of the aggression.
Al-Qudra pointed out that 2,650 people are still missing under the rubble, including 1,400 children. He also emphasized that attacking civilians runs counter to both the Fourth Geneva Convention, which guarantees civilian protection during times of war, and UN General Assembly resolutions protecting Palestinian civilians.
November 9, 2023, GAZA, (PIC) +-
The Israeli occupation regime forces (IOF) continued their
genocidal war against the Gaza Strip as their brutal aggression entered
its 34th consecutive day on Thursday.
At least 12 people killed in an Israeli occupation regime airstrike at a home in Dair El-Bala'h in the Gaza Strip
GAZA, Thursday, November 9, 2023 (WAFA) –
An Israeli occupation regime army airstrike at a home in Dair El-Bala'h in the central Gaza Strip today killed at least 12 people and injured many others.
Witnesses said a warplane fired missiles at the Mansour family home killing 12 of its residents while many others were injured.
Five other people were killed in an airstrike at the Abu Mousa family house in Al-Qarara, north of Khan Younus in the south of the Gaza Strip.
Israeli occupation regime forces warplanes bomb civilian areas in Gaza
GAZA, Thursday, November 9, 2023 (WAFA) -
WAFA correspondent said 65 people were killed and more than 100 were injured this morning in Israeli occupation regime army airstrikes on several buildings in Jabalya refugee camp in the north of the Gaza Strip.
Nine other people were killed in a strike on a house Jabalya.
Israeli occupation warplanes also bombed a house for Al-'Amriti family in the Shawwa Square area in Gaza City.
WAFA correspondent also said that the occupation planes bombed with several missiles a house for Al-Muraiti family in Gaza City, wounding dozens of people. They were transferred to Al-Shifa Medical Complex, west of the city.
He added that civil defense and ambulance crews were able to pull out the bodies of six Palestinian civilians and a number of wounded after the occupation warplanes targeted a house for Abu Khatir family in the town of Bani Suhaila, east of the city of Khan Younus, in the southern Gaza Strip. They were transferred to Nasser Hospital in the city.
The occupation warplanes also targeted a house in al-Tuffa'h neighborhood, east of Gaza City, wounding a number of citizens.
The Israeli attacks on Gaza killed 10,515 people since the start of the aggression on October 7, including 4324 children, 2823 women, and 649 elderly, and injured more than 26,000 others, while 2550 remain missing, including 1350 children, and believed to be buried under the rubble
Israeli occupation regime forces target Al-Nasr Children Hospital with artillery bombardment
GAZA, Thursday, November 9, 2023 (WAFA) –
The Israeli occupation regime forces targeted this evening the Al Nasr Children's Hospital in Gaza with artillery bombardment, causing material damages, according to WAFA correspondent.
He said Israeli artillery targeted the hospital with several shells, causing severe damage to its facilities. No human casualties were reported in the Israeli strike.
Earlier this week, the Ministry of Health announced that 18 out of 35 hospitals across Gaza had stopped working, while 71% of primary care facilities had closed due to fuel shortages or Israeli bombing.
The ministry explained that doctors are still forced to perform surgeries without anesthesia, including wounded individuals and women who give birth by caesarean sections.
Israeli occupation regime army airstrikes kill, injure dozens of civilians across Gaza
GAZA, Wednesday, November 8, 2023 (WAFA) –
An Israeli occupation regime army warcraft bombed two homes in the Jabayia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip, killing 30 Palestinians, including children and women.
Dozens of people were also injured in the airstrikes, while others are still stuck under the rubble of the two houses, according to sources.
The Israeli occupation army continued targeting residential areas across the Gaza Strip, killing tens of civilians since the morning
The occupation warplanes also bombed a house in the Al-Sabra neighborhood in Gaza City, killing eight people and wounding dozens.
The occupation warplanes re-bombed the Al-Ikhlas Mosque in the Al-'Aqqad neighborhood, in the center of Khan Younus, south of the Gaza Strip.
Israeli occupation army earlier tonight bombed Al-Mustafa Mosque in the Sheikh Nasser area of Khan Younus, bringing the number of mosques destroyed today to four.
Meanwhile, a child was killed and nine others were injured when the occupation air crafts bombed the home of the Abu Tayim family in the town of Bani Suhaila, east of Khan Younus Governorate, sources said.
Earlier, 26 people were killed and others were injured in air raids carried out by Israeli occupation warplanes on a number of homes in the northern Gaza Strip.
Sources said an Israeli airstrike targeted a civilian car next to Al-Yemen Al-Sa'eed Hospital in Jabalya Refugee Camp, killing 19 people and injuring others.
Seven people were also killed in the bombing of a house in Jabalya, north of the Gaza Strip.
Around 26 civilians killed, others injured in an Israeli occupation regime air strike on homes in northern Gaza
GAZA, Wednesday, November 8, 2023 (WAFA) –
At least 26 civilians were killed and others injured in Israeli occupation regime airstrikes targeting several houses in the northern Gaza Strip, said sources.
Israeli warplanes targeted a civilian car near the al-Yemen al-Sa'eed Hospital in Jabalya refugee camp, killing at least 19 people, and injuring several others.
Seven people were also killed in an Israeli strike on a house in Jabalya.
The occupation’s warplanes also shelled a mosque in Khan Younus, bringing the number of mosques destroyed by Israeli strikes today to four. Israeli raids also shelled a house in the town of Bani Sahaila to the east of Khan Younus.
Israeli occupation regime airstrikes kill 24 Palestinians as rescue workers recover 35 bodies from under the rubble
GAZA, Wednesday, November 8, 2023 (WAFA) –
The Israeli warplanes today targeted two houses in the north of the Gaza Strip killing 24 people, as rescue workers were able to recover 35 bodies from under the rubble in Jabalya refugee camp, according to WAFA correspondent.
He said that 24 bodies and dozens of injuries, mainly children and women, were brought to the Indonesian Hospital after the Israeli warplanes destroyed two houses in Bait Lahiya in the north of the Gaza Strip.
Several others remain under the rubble, he said.
In Jabalya, rescue workers recovered 35 bodies from under the rubble of several houses bombed a few days ago and totally destroyed.
Israel killed 44 Palestinian journalists, and detained 25 others since October 7, says Journalists Syndicate
RAMALLAH, Wednesday, November 8, 2023 (WAFA) –
The Israeli occupation forces killed 44 Palestinian journalists and detained 25 others in the Gaza Strip and West Bank since October 7, today said the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS).
It said all 44 journalists were killed in Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, Some of them were killed with their entire families when their homes were bombarded. At the same time, many journalists have lost some members of their families in the Israeli attacks.
The 25 detained journalists were all in the occupied West Bank and were detained in raids at their homes without any charge.
The PJS said there are also dozens of social media activists detained for their writings on social media platforms.
It said there are also 15 journalists in detention since before October 7.
November 8, 2023, GAZA, (PIC) +-
For the 33rd consecutive day, Israel’s massive carnage continues to
claim more lives in the Gaza Strip as its army persists in bombing
homes, hospitals, schools, mosques, roads, vehicles and entire
***Killing and Injuring of Palestinians in the West Bank by Israeli Occupation Regime Forces
Three Palestinians injured by Israeli gunfire in Nablus
NABLUS, Thursday, November 9, 2023 (WAFA) –
Three Palestinians sustained injuries by Israeli today during an Israeli raid into Balata refugee camp in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, according to Palestinian security sources.
A large-scale Israeli military force stormed the refugee camp in the afternoon hours, sparking confrontations with local residents, during which three local Palestinians were injured by Israeli gunfire in the thigh and face.
The Israeli attack on the camp coincides with another Israeli raid into the Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank, during which at least nine Palestinians have been confirmed killed by Israeli gunfire so far.
Eight killed, several others injured, some seriously, in an Israeli occupation regime army raid into Jenin
JENIN, Thursday, November 9, 2023 (WAFA) –
Eight Palestinians were killed and at least 14 others were injured today, according to the Ministry of Health, in an Israeli occupation regime army raid into the northern West Bank city of Jenin.
WAFA correspondent said a large army force, accompanied by a bulldozer, stormed Jenin refugee camp as snipers occupied rooftops and the bulldozer proceeded to destroy the roads and infrastructure.
Clashes broke out, said the correspondent, during which the Israeli occupation forces opened live fire at the Palestinians and fired a missile into a group of people in the camp killing eight and injuring 14 others, including a paramedic.
The Palestinian Red Crescent Society said the occupation forces targeted an ambulance in Jenin and injured one of its officers with a bullet in the back while preventing medical teams from entering the camp to reach the injured.
Reinforcements of the occupying forces continue to arrive in Jenin and its refugee camp amid the intensive presence of Israeli aircraft over the city and the camp.
Two Palestinians killed by Israeli occupation regime forces in Hebron, Bethlehem
WEST BANK, Thursday, November 9, 2023 (WAFA) -
Two Palestinians were overnight killed by Israeli occupation regime forces in the occupied West Bank districts of Hebron and Bethlehem during raids by occupation forces, sources confirmed.
In Hebron, WAFA correspondent said that the occupation forces stormed the village of Tabqa, where violent confrontations broke out, during which the occupation soldiers fired live bullets and tear gas bombs at the citizens, killing Anas Nasir Abu 'Atwan, 25, after shooting him in the chest. He was taken to the hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.
Meanwhile, in Bethlehem, medical sources at Bait Jala Hospital said that Mohammad Fareed 'Hamdan Thawabta, 51, from Bait Fajjar, died of wounds sustained during Israeli forces' incursion into Bethlehem yesterday, where 19 people were injured by live bullets, one critically and the other seriously, and 5 by shrapnel, in addition to dozens suffocating from the toxic tear gas inhalation.
Six Palestinians injured during Israeli occupation regime forces' raid in Al-Beerih
RAMALLAH, Thursday, November 9, 2023 (WAFA) –
Six Palestinians were Thursday injured by live bullets, and three others were detained, during the Israeli occupation forces’ storming of Al-'Am'ari camp in the city of Al-Beerih.
Security sources told WAFA that the occupation forces stormed Al-Am'ari camp and Sati Mar'haba neighborhood in the city of Al-Beerih, leading to confrontations during which six youths were injured by live bullets, including five in the thigh and one in the abdomen.
The sources added that the occupation forces arrested three Palestinians after they raided and searched their homes in the camp.
Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian In Hebron
IMEMC, NOV 9, 2023
On Thursday dawn, Israeli soldiers killed a young Palestinian man in the Al-Tabaqa area in Doura town, southwest of Hebron in the occupied West Bank’s southern part.
Several Israeli military vehicles invaded the town, leading to protests before the soldiers fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs.
Medical sources at the Doura Governmental Hospital said the soldiers killed a young man, Anas Nasir Abu Atwan, 30, after shooting him with live fire.
Following his death, a general strike was declared in Doura and the surrounding communities. It is worth mentioning that Anas was a newlywed who got married nearly a month ago.
Furthermore, a Palestinian man, Mu'hammed Fareed Thawabta, 51, succumbed to serious wounds he suffered a day earlier after Israeli soldiers shot him in Bethlehem, in the southern occupied West Bank.
Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered In Bethlehem
IMEMC, NOV 9, 2023
On Thursday morning, a Palestinian man succumbed to serious wounds he suffered a day earlier after Israeli soldiers shot him in Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank.
The soldiers shot Mu'hammed Fareed Thawabta, 51, with live fire in the abdomen, causing serious wounds, before he was rushed to a hospital in Bethlehem.
Medical sources at Bait Jala governmental hospital said Thawabta underwent surgery but soon succumbed to his serious wounds.
The soldiers shot Mu'hammed, who happened to pass by a home they surrounded to abduct a Palestinian.
Many Palestinians protested the invasion before the soldiers fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs randomly, wounding several Palestinians.
Abduction of Palestinians by Israeli Occupation Regime Soldiers
Israeli occupation regime forces abduct 50 workers from the West Bank and Gaza
JENIN, Thursday, November 9, 2023 (WAFA) -
The Israeli occupation regime forces Thursday dawn launched a massive abduction campaign among workers in the town of Barta’a, isolated behind the apartheid wall, south of Jenin.
Barta'a Municipality Director Ahmed Qab'ha told WAFA that large forces from the occupation army stormed the town, raided dozens of homes and shops, and detained more than 50 workers from the West Bank and Gaza Strip who were in the town.
Israeli occupation regime police detain the head of the Arab Follow-Up Committee in Israel, other leaders
NAZARETH, Thursday, November 9, 2023 (WAFA) –
This morning, former Member of Knesset Mu'hammed Baraka, the chairperson of the High Follow-Up Committee for Arab Citizens of Israel, was ordered to accompany and was held by police officers using an unmarked police vehicle, while he was on his way to a protest in Nazareth. The police took Baraka to a police station for interrogation.
The police also detained five Palestinian political leaders, citizens of Israel, in connection with the protest, including former members of the Israeli Knesset from the Balad political party Sami Abu Shihada, Mutanes Shihada, and 'Haneen Zoabi, and the deputy secretary general of the party, Yousuf Tatour. Ma'hmoud Mawasi, a member of the High Follow-up Committee, was also detained.
The police issued a press release stating that Baraka was detained for defying police instructions and attempting to organize an unlawful protest that had the potential to incite public disorder and disrupt the peace.
Yesterday, Baraka informed the Nazareth Police Commander that the High Follow-Up Committee planned to organize a protest in Al-Ain Square in Nazareth, expecting no more than 50 participants. In his communication with the commander, Baraka emphasized that, according to Israeli law, the protest did not require a permit and requested that the police refrain from interfering with its organization.
Baraka was transferred to the Beit She'an Police Station while the other detainees were transferred to the Migdal Haemek police station Police Station.
'Hassan Jabbareen, the General Director of Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, who provides legal counsel to Baraka and the other political leaders, commented: “Just yesterday, the Israeli Supreme Court delivered a ruling emphasizing that the police have no authority to sweepingly and arbitrarily ban protests by Palestinian citizens in Israel, even during times of war. Today, however, we are witnessing a draconian ban by police being implemented on the ground, with the intention of silencing all forms of criticism and suppressing the freedom of expression and assembly of Palestinian citizens and their leaders. These detentions are blatantly illegal, and are clearly aimed at obstructing Palestinian political activity that falls within the confines of the law.”
West Bank Update: Israeli Forces Abduct 59 Palestinians, Including Women, Injure Dozens
IMEMC, NOV 8, 2023
Israeli forces abducted, on Tuesday, at least 59 Palestinians, including 2 women, a child, and journalists, and injured dozens of citizens, including two who sustained critical injuries from live ammunition.
Israeli forces stormed, at dawn on Tuesday, Sir village, south of Jenin in the northern West Bank, and abducted Suleiman Abu Al-Rub in an attempt to pressure his son, Mustafa, a former prisoner, to turn himself in. Soldiers invaded he town of Siris, south of the city, and abducted Bahaa Tawfiq Mahmoud after storming and ransacking his home and his brothers home.
A large army force, accompanied by many armored vehicles, including a bulldozer, invaded the city of Jenin and its refugee camp, on Tuesday morning, deploying snipers on the rooftops of a number of homes. Bulldozers razed roads and infrastructure outside the camp, sparking protests, while soldier opened live fire at Palestinian young men, injuring one in the hand and another in the foot.
Southwest of Jenin, Israeli forces infiltrated the town of Arraba, which sparked protests, while soldiers fired live ammunition, shooting one Palestinian young man in the thigh and another in the shoulder.
In the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday, Israeli forces invaded the Tulkarm refugee camp, in the northwestern part of the West Bank, with the overhead flight of a reconnaissance drone, and deployed snipers on the rooftops of homes in the camp. The army bulldozed roads and infrastructure, and invaded a number of citizens’ homes, including the homes of two of the young men that were assassinated on Monday. Soldiers responded to Palestinians who resisted the attack by firing live rounds, shooting a young man in the chest, causing serious wounds. Soldiers also shot a young man in the thigh, in addition to shooting the mother of one of the slain men, in the shoulder. Another young man was shot in his leg, and two more were injured when the army fired a missile from a drone at a home, which also caused a fire in the home.
On Tuesday night, Israeli soldiers invaded the town of BAit Lid, southeast of the city, bulldozed the main entrance to to the town, fired flares, searched homes and facilities, and confiscated surveillance recordings.
At dawn Tuesday, the Israeli army invaded the Jericho governorate, in the northeastern part of the West Bank, stormed the home of Iyad 'isam Harbi 'Awadat, 19, before abducting him from his home in the Aqabat Jabr refugee camp, southwest of Jericho. Soldiers also abducted Ahmed Abdullah Maghalsa, from the town of Al-'Auja, north of the city, after breaking into and searching his home.
Soldiers abducted, on Tuesday, the Palestinian young man, 'Amir Ashraf, 29, from Yasouf village, east of Salfeet in the central West Bank.
At dawn Tuesday, occupation forces abducted the former prisoner, Jum'a Abdullah Al-Tayih, after invading and searching his home in the city of Al-Beerih, east of Ramallah in the central West Bank.
Undercover Israeli agents (Musta’ribeen) infiltrated the city of Al-Beerih, followed by army reinforcements, stormed and searched the home of Qassam Aziz Abed, 22, before abducting him. Soldiers fired live rounds and tear gas canisters at Palestinians who protested the invasion, without causing any injuries.
At dawn Tuesday, Israeli forces invaded the village of Al-Mughayir, northeast of Ramallah, and stormed and searched the homes of Khaled Lutfi Jabr Abu Aliya, Nidal Ahmed Jabr Abu Aliya, and Hamza 'Arif 'Hassan Abu Aliya, before abducting them.
In the town of Kafr Ni’ma, northwest of Ramallah, soldiers abducted Maysam Sala'h 'Ataya, Hammam Abdo, Zahid Jubran, Talib 'Abdo, and Husain 'Abdo, after invading and searching their homes. Soldiers opened fire at Palestinian youths who protested the incursion, shooting one young man in the abdomen.
Occupation forces stormed and ransacked many homes, including the homes of two former prisoners including a woman, identified as Ruba 'Asi, and Muhammad Al-Da'hla, from the town of Baytounia, west of Ramallah. Local youths protested the incursion, which soldier responded to by firing live ammunition, shooting a young man in the foot.
After midnight Tuesday, Israeli forces shot injured two Palestinian young men in the town of Beit Anan, northwest of occupied Jerusalem, before abducting them, and later announced the death of one of the detainees, identified as Mus'ab Mujahid Kamil Al-Matari, 19.
Israeli forces shot a young man in the abdomen, on Tuesday morning, in the town of Abu Dis, east of occupied Jerusalem, when local youths protested the military presence in the town. At dawn Tuesday, four Palestinian journalists, identified as Mu'hammed 'Ayyad, Hudthayfah Jamous, Mu'hammed Maher Jafal, and Sali'h Jamal Dabwa were also abducted from the town.
Israeli occupation forces, stationed at the Qalandya military roadblock, north of occupied Jerusalem, shot an unidentified 15-year old girl with a live round in the foot before abducting her.
From the Shu’fat refugee camp north of occupied Jerusalem, soldiers abducted Nabil 'Arif Salama, Baraa Munthir Abu Mayala, Yousuf Ma'hmoud 'Hilwih, Yazan Haitham Makhamra, Munthir Abu Mayala, Qais Mustafa Al-Bayaa, Mu'hammed Adnan Hoshiya, Sala'h Hushiyah, Zain Al-Sharha, and Mu'hammed Al-Nouri.
In 'Hizma town northeast of occupied Jerusalem, soldiers abducted Israr Mu'hammed Dhaif Allah Sala'h Al-Deen, 19.
In the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem, Israeli forces abducted Moadth Salhab, in addition to three Palestinians, including a child, from the town of Bait Fajjar south of the city, identified as 'Imad Sami Taqatqa, 28, and his two brothers Wisam, 20, and Mo'taz, 15.
Israeli forces stormed, at dawn Tuesday, the town of Sa’ir, northeast of Hebron in the southern West Bank, sparking protests among local youths. Soldiers fired live rounds, concussion grenades, and tear gas canisters at them, shooting and killing Sa’ad Nimr Al-Faroukh, 24. Soldiers shot two other young men, including one who suffered a critical gunshot wound to the abdomen, while dozens more sustained inhalation injuries.
Israeli forces stormed, on Tuesday morning, the town of Al-Dthahiriya, southwest of Hebron, sparking protests among local youths. In response, soldiers fired live rounds and tear gas canisters at them, shooting two young men in their lower limbs, and causing dozens of others to suffer the toxic effects of tear gas inhalation.
Israeli forces targeted, on Tuesday evening, Palestinian citizens who were present on their land near the Apartheid wall, west of Hebron, in the town of Idhna, shooting one young man in the foot with live ammunition.
South of Hebron, in the town of Al-Samou’, occupation forces abducted Adil Abdul 'Hameed Al-Badareen, A'hmed Musa Al-Khalayla, his brother Baraa, Sulayman Salim Abu Saif, Osama Al-'Aneed, his brother Hamza Muhammad Al-'Aneed, Muhannad Al-'Hawamda, Mu'hammed Dtheeb Al-'Hawamda, Mu'hammed Hasan Nassar Abu Aqeel, Sajid Walid Daghameen, Youssuf Ma'hmoud Abdul Nabi Al-'Hawamda, Qusay Hisham 'Isam Al-Za'reer, Jamil Mu'hammed Al-Daghameen, Anwar Radhwan Al-Ma'hareeq, Hasan Abdul Mahdi Al-Salameen, and A'hmed Ma'hmoud Al-Za'reer.
In the town of Al-Shuyoukh, northeast of the city, soldiers assaulted and abducted Palestinian journalist, Abdul Mohsin Al-Shalaldah, and his brother Alaa.
Taha Muhammad Al-Shalaldah was abducted by occupation forces in the town of Sa’ir, northeast of the city.
Soldiers abducted Musli'h Attiya Ballout, Fayez Ibraheem Al-Khadour, and Mu'hammed Khalid Khadr Hamidat from the town of Bani Na’eem, east of the city, and Yousuf Abdul Mohsin Al-'Hunaini in the city of Hebron.
Reports added that soldiers fired tear gas at citizens in the towns of Bani Na’eem, Doura, Sa’ir, and Al-Samou’, causing dozens of Palestinians to suffer the toxic effects of tear gas inhalation.Aggression and Attacks by Illegal Israeli Settlers and Soldiers
Israeli occupation regime soldiers force 20 Palestinian families out of their houses
NABLUS, Thursday, November 9, 2023 (WAFA) -
The Israeli occupation regime army Thursday forced Palestinians in Khirbet Tana, a part of the town of Beit Furik, east of Nablus, to leave the land after demolishing a number of its homes.
Coordinator of the popular campaign to defend Tana lands, Tha-ir 'Hanani, said that the occupation forces stormed the area, accompanied by a bulldozer, and proceeded to demolish Palestinians’ homes and tents, destroying a number of caves, and bulldozing farms there.
He confirmed that the occupation forces forced about 20 families from the area to leave, and prevented them from returning to their lands and from taking their sheep, in addition to destroying a number of beehives in the area.
Israeli Soldiers Detonate A Palestinian Home In Shu’fat
IMEMC, NOV 9, 2023
On Wednesday morning, Israeli soldiers detonated a Palestinian home in Shu’fat refugee camp, north of Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank.
Many Israeli military vehicles and dozens of soldiers on foot, invaded the refugee camp, surrounded a home, and forced the family of a Palestinian teenage boy, Mu'hammed Basil Zilbani, 13, out of the property before demolishing it.
The soldiers also searched many children while heading to their schools, attacked a woman, and closed several streets.
It is worth mentioning that the army abducted Mohammad on February 13, allegedly after “attempting to stab a soldier.” His family appealed the demolition order, but their petition was denied.
Israel’s policy of home demolition is an illegal act of collective punishment that violates International Law, the Fourth Geneva Convention, in addition to various international treaties, especially the 1949 Geneva Conventions, which regarded the practice as a war crime.***
UN Human Rights Chief renews call for urgent ceasefire in Gaza during visit to Rafa'h crossing with Egypt
CAIRO, Wednesday, November 8, 2023 (WAFA) -
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights reiterated the call for an urgent ceasefire in the Gaza Strip during a visit to the Rafa'h crossing with Egypt and El Arish Hospital in Egypt today.
Volker Türk described the Rafah border crossing with Egypt as a “lifeline” for the 2.3 million residents of Gaza over the past month, although “unjustly, outrageously thin.”
But it is also “the gates to a living nightmare”, he continued, as people in Gaza have been suffocating, under persistent Israeli bombardment, mourning their families, struggling for water, food, electricity and fuel.
“In Rafa'h, I was at the gates to what is a living nightmare in Gaza. I feel, at my core, the pain and immense suffering of every person whose loved one has been killed. We must all feel this shared pain and end this nightmare.”
“A nightmare, where people have been suffocating, under persistent [Israeli] bombardment, mourning their families, struggling for water, for food, for electricity and fuel. My colleagues are among those trapped, and among those who have lost family members, suffering sleepless nights filled with agony, anguish and despair.”
Gaza has already been described as the world’s biggest open-air prison before 7 October, under a 56-year occupation and a 16-year blockade by Israel, he said.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights stressed that the “collective punishment by Israel of Palestinian civilians is also a war crime, as is unlawful forcible evacuation of civilians.”
Warning that “we have fallen off a precipice,” he stated that even in the context of a 56-year Israeli occupation, the situation is the most dangerous we have faced for people in Gaza and the West Bank.
“During my visit here, I heard a lot of concerns about double standards in the midst of this conflict. Let me be clear - the world cannot afford double standards. We must instead insist upon the universal standards against which we must assess this situation - international human rights laws and international humanitarian laws.”
And those standards are clear: parties to the conflict have the obligation to take constant care to spare the civilian population and civilian objects, which remains applicable throughout the attacks. The actions of one party do not absolve the other party of its obligations under international humanitarian law. Attacks against medical facilities, medical personnel and the wounded and sick are prohibited, he added.
He stressed that aid needs to be delivered to all those in need. “Egypt’s role has been key in many respects and has been indispensable in getting humanitarian assistance into Gaza and for injured people to leave Gaza. But the aid getting through is a trickle, and with severely limited geographical reach. Israel’s own obligations as an occupying power also continue to apply in full, requiring it to ensure a maximum of basic necessities of life can reach all who need it.”
People remain deeply vulnerable in all parts of Gaza. There is an urgent humanitarian imperative to reach the population increasingly isolated, including in the North and Middle Areas of Gaza, cut off from the very limited aid that is entering Gaza. Just in the last few days, my colleagues have been receiving reports about an orphanage in the northern governorate that has 300 children in need of urgent help. With communications down and access roads impassable and unsafe, we cannot get to them, he stressed.
He said that in the last month, Israel has completely cut off communication in Gaza at least three times, cutting Palestinians in Gaza from their families inside the strip as well as the outside world. “Blackouts have serious consequences on rescue workers struggling to find and rescue the victims of strikes, families trying to find out the status of their loved ones and to access emergency medical care, and for the situation on the ground to be monitored and documented.”
He said that journalists trying to document and report on the situation in Gaza have been paying the price with their lives. At least 32 Palestinian journalists have been killed in Israeli airstrikes in Gaza in the last month.
The UN Human Rights Chief cited the cases of two civilians injured in the Israeli strikes, stating that: “Today at El-'Arish hospital in North Sinai, I met Ikram. Ikram was eight months pregnant when her abdomen was hit by shrapnel. She lost her baby and had to undergo a hysterectomy. She is alive but her eyes were lifeless. I also met Mu'hammed, 12, from Jabalya, who suffered spinal injuries and bone fractures. Mu'hammed arrived in Rafa'h unaccompanied. He says he does not remember what happened, but the trauma on his face was clear.
Türk issued an urgent appeal for the parties to agree to a ceasefire now, affirming the need for the urgent delivery of massive levels of humanitarian aid, throughout Gaza.
“It is no longer enough simply to say the 56-year occupation must end. The international community needs to be part of finding a just and equitable future for the Palestinian and Israeli people. They are each other’s only hopes for peace.”
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