A group of extremist Israeli colonizers burnt, on Friday evening, dozens of dunams of Palestinian olive orchards in Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The attack was said to be committed by fanatics from the illegal Yitzhar colony, and not their first.
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AFP reports “The United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, condemning the ‘hypocrisy’ of its members and its alleged ‘unrelenting bias’ against Israel.”
“The gruesome photos show a man desperately grasping at his throat for air as smoke pours from his cheek.” A searing report by the National on the disfigurement of Haitham Abu Sabla, whose head was penetrated by a tear gas canister fired by an Israeli sniper on the Gaza border June 8, leaving him severely compromised.
Musicians in the Alanwar band were arrested Monday by Israeli forces for creating tunes of incitement.
Yesterday Israeli snipers killed four more Palestinians protesting on the Gaza border, and shot another 114. In the nine weeks since the beginning of the Great Return March, Israel has killed 127 Palestinians, and injured 14700 others, including women, children, medics and journalists.
The AP reports, “The Palestinian men who chant and beat drums to wake up the faithful during Ramadan in Jerusalem’s Old City say they are being unfairly targeted by Israeli police over their early-morning tradition.” The wakers, called “musaharati,” canvass Jerusalem’s Old City at 2 a.m., calling Muslims to rise for the last meal before the Ramadan fast begins.
The killing of Razan al-Najjar, 21, a medic, brings the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli army fire since the beginning of the Great Return Match on March 30th to 119, including another medic. More than 13,400 have been injured, including 330 who suffered life-threatening wounds.
Two boats sailed today from the Gaza Strip in an attempt to break Israel’s siege. All of the passengers were Palestinians who were injured by Israel in recent protests. The boats were promptly intercepted by the Israeli navy.
Israel’s Supreme Court has unanimously rejected two petitions brought by human rights groups demanding Israel’s army to stop using snipers and live ammunition against unarmed Palestinian protests in the Gaza Strip.
According to the Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip, since the Great Return March protests started on March 30th:
– Israeli soldiers have killed 112 Palestinians, and injured 13,190
– 13 Palestinian children have been killed and 2,096 have been injured
– 502 Palestinians were shot in the head and neck.
– 283 Palestinians were shot in the chest and back.
– 225 Palestinians were shot in the abdomen and pelvis.
– 1,117 Palestinians suffered various cuts and bruises to several parts of their bodies.
– 27 of the wounded Palestinians suffered amputations of their legs, one of his arm, and four others had fingers severed by Israeli fire.
At least 21 Palestinians and Israeli peace activists were arrested Friday night in Haifa city during a peaceful protest against the Israeli crimes in Gaza.
Reuters photographer Ibraheem Abu Mustafa: “I call this place a place of death, there is death here, it is not a place of comfort, any second someone could die.”
On Friday, Jewish settlers set fire to a house belonging to the Dawabsheh family in the village of Duma near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, according to eyewitness. In July of 2015, settlers torched the Dawabsheh family home in an attack that claimed the lives of Saad and Riham Dawabsheh and their 18-month-old baby Ali.
Israel is celebrating President Donald Trump’s decision to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by naming a square in West Jerusalem after him. Jerusalem’s mayor Nir Barkat: “This is the way in which Jerusalem returns love to the president and residents of the United States who stand by the state of Israel.”
Anas Shawqi Abu ‘Asser, 19, from Gaza city, was shot in the head on April 27 by an Israeli sniper. He succumbed to the wound six days later, bringing the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli soldiers during the Great March of Return protests to 45.
Soccer team accuses Netanyahu of deliberately spreading “abuse and lies” by sharing debunked story about their fans. The story said that fans of the team from a Palestinian town “whistled and booed” during a minute of silence before a match Saturday in memory of ten teenagers killed in a hiking accident.
The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, April 27, three young Palestinian men, and injured more than 995, including at least 178 who were shot with live fire, in the fifth week of protests for the Great Return March at the Gaza fence.
Over the weekend two Palestinians succumbed to injuries sustained during the “Great March of Return” protest, bringing the total number of Palestinian protesters killed by Israeli forces since demonstrations began on March 30, 2018 to 41.
MSF [Medecins sans Frontieres] surgeons in Gaza report devastating gunshot wounds among hundreds of people injured during the protests over recent weeks. The huge majority of patients – mainly young men, but also some women and children – have unusually severe wounds to the lower extremities. MSF medical teams note the injuries include an extreme level of destruction to bones and soft tissue, and large exit wounds that can be the size of a fist.
Young Jewish-Americans are making rounds inside Senate, demanding lawmakers condemn Israel’s use of force on Palestinians in Gaza.
Several Israeli ministers and Knesset members praised an Israeli sniper who cheered after shooting an unarmed Palestinian boy near Gaza’s borders. (See video below.) Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that the soldier “deserves an appreciation certificate” for doing his job properly. Education Minister Naftali Bennett said, “Anyone who was ever on the battlefield knows that to sit in Tel Aviv or studios and judge IDF soldiers according to their comments, when they are busy defending our borders, is not something serious.”
Monday Marwan Odah Qdeih, 45, from Khuza‘a in the southern Gaza Strip, died after succumbing to injuries he sustained after Israeli soldiers shot him in Friday’s Great March of Return. Qdeih became the 30th person killed in the border protests, according to Gaza’s Ministry of Health.
Palestinian medical sources have reported that an armed Israeli military drone fired a missile at Palestinian protesters near Erez Crossing on Wednesday killing Mojahed Nabil al-Khodary, 23, from Gaza City.
In an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg, Mohammed bin Salman said Israel has the same “right” to their land that the Palestinians have, putting the competing land claims on an equal footing for the first time.
In preparation of the nonviolent Great Return March in Gaza the Israeli military deployed more than 100 snipers, with permission to fire, on the Gaza border. “We have deployed more than 100 sharpshooters who were called up from all of the military’s units, primarily from the special forces … If lives are in jeopardy, there is permission to open fire,” Lieutenant-General Gadi Eizenkot told Yedioth Ahronoth.