Archive for the 'West Bank' Category

PFLP in Kobar urges broad campaign to rebuild demolished homes of resistance strugglers

PRESS RELEASE
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

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The Popular Front for the Liberation in the village of Kobar northwest of Ramallah urged the building of a broad popular campaign to rebuild the home of the family of Palestinian prisoner Omar Abdel-Jalil al-Abed and open the streets of the village.

On Thursday, 17 August, masked youths of the PFLP in Kobar went to the family home, attacked and bulldozed by the occupation forces, and decorated it with Palestinian flags. They painted on the remaining walls and throughout the village “Al-Fida’i Omar al-Abed” (The struggler, Omar al-Abed) as well as the image of Omar on the main street at the entrance to the village, sending a message to the occupation that the people embrace the resistance and their families. Read more »

Israeli forces execute Palestinian near Nablus

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Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian man at Huwwara checkpoint, south of Nablus in the north of the occupied West Bank, on Sunday evening.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired many live rounds fired at the Palestinian after dragging him out of his car, while the army claimed, “he ran toward the soldiers.”

The slain Palestinian was later identified as Rami Ortani, 31 years.

The Israeli soldiers prevented Palestinian ambulances from entering the area, and refused to allow the medics to approach him to provide the urgently needed medical treatment.

The Palestinian bled to death, while the soldiers closed the entire area, and declared it a closed military zone.

Eyewitnesses confirmed that the soldiers forced Ortani out of his car, and executed him at close range.

UNRWA condemns forcible transfer, demolition of Palestine Refugee Bedouin homes; decries desperate humanitarian consequences

UNRWA
Press Release

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Jerusalem 7 January, 2016 Director of UNRWA Operations West Bank, Felipe Sanchez, has condemned the demolition of Bedouin homes in the West Bank by the Israeli authorities. “The humanitarian consequences of this destruction of property are grave and I am seriously concerned, particularly about the children who are now homeless”, said Sanchez.

The demolitions were carried out on the morning of 6 January 2016 by the Israeli Civil Administration (ICA) in the vulnerable community of Abu Nwar, in Area C near East Jerusalem. In the midst of the winter, a total of five residential structures were demolished, leaving 26 refugees, including 17 children, displaced and without a home. Read more »

Hamas calls for continuation, support of the Palestinian uprising

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The Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas called Wednesday for the continuation and support of the Palestinian uprising against Israeli aggression to confront the relentless Israeli oppression.

In a press statement Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said that continuous raids and the detention campaign carried out by occupation forces last night in Jerusalem and West Bank is proof of the occupation’s intentions to escalate aggression against Palestinians.

Israeli Occupation Forces detained more than 47 Palestinians in Jerusalem and West Bank Tuesday night, and raided several areas.

Meanwhile, the Palestinian Red Crescent recorded 191 Palestinian casualties in clashes between occupation forces and Palestinian youth on Tuesday, with clashes were reported at more than 61 points.

14th Intifada on the way; its global ramifications

Mazin Qumsiyeh, Professor, Bethlehem University
Opinion

Below I discuss briefly why I think Israel is intent on ethnic cleansing in the occupied territories, the recent upheaval here and the killing of children, who is Benyamin Mileikowsky (aka Netanyahu) behind the spate of
recent war crimes including murdering a 13 year old child, ask whether a 14th Intifada on the way and identify its global ramifications.

Abdelrahman Abeidallah murdered by Israeli soldiers in al-Aidah refugee camp

Abdelrahman Abeidallah murdered by Israeli soldiers in al-Aidah refugee camp

There has been a significant escalation of violence in the apartheid country in the past few days. If this is a new uprising it is expected as we have one on average every 10 years (we had nearly 14 in the past 140 years of Zionist onslaught).

When we analyze the straw that broke the proverbial camel’s back for this particular wave of unrest, we see the arson attack 31 July 2015 on the Dawabshe family (father, mother and child murdered), and the calls for revenge. Read more »

Factions call for escalating intifada, resistance

Source: Palestinian Information Centre

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Palestinian resistance factions on Monday called for escalating the Palestinian intifada (uprising) against the Israeli occupation.

The factions hailed resistance operations in the West Bank and Occupied Jerusalem and called for escalating resistance operations as a strategic option to defend Muslims’ holy places. They also urged Palestinians to unify their efforts to confront Israeli aggressive practices.

In a press conference held in Gaza City, the Palestinian factions asked the Palestinian Authority (PA) to halt its security coordination with Israel and to stop chasing Palestinian resistance activists.

The factions stressed the right of Muslims and Arabs to the Aqsa Mosque, and said Israelis have no right in the Palestinian land.

They also hailed Palestinians in the 1948 Occupied Palestine and Occupied Jerusalem for defending the Aqsa Mosque and for siting-in at its plazas for the confrontation of settlers’ repeated incursions.

The factions called on Palestinians to take part in the pro-Aqsa march after Maghreb prayer on Monday night in Gaza City.

Red Crescent Declares State of Emergency in West Bank

WAFA Agency
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RAMALLAH, October 4, 2015 – In light of settlers’ flare-up of violence across the West Bank, including Jerusalem, the Palestinian Red Crescent raised the alert status across the West Bank to third degree, declaring a ‘State of Emergency.’

The Palestinian Red Crescent activated its central operations room at its headquarter in al-Bireh/Ramallah as well as mobilized all volunteers and teams to provide relief to Palestinians against the backdrop of escalated recent settlers’ violence against Palestinians and their properties.

Israeli settlers late Saturday and Sunday – following two separate killing incidents of Israelis by Palestinian suspects – went on a revenge rampage, under the protection of Israeli army forces , against Palestinian civilians and their properties, leading to violent clashes across the West Bank districts, which left dozens of injuries and suffocation cases among Palestinian locals. Read more »