Naming Gaza’s Dead:
Jewish settlers vandalize Palestinian cars under IOF protection
RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Dozens of Jewish settlers attacked the Sinjil village, north of Ramallah, under Israeli military protection and vandalized 26 Palestinian cars.
Ayub Suweid, the chairman of the Sinjil municipality, told Quds Press on Wednesday that the settlers were protected by Israeli occupation forces.
He said that they blasted and destroyed 26 Palestinian cars shortly after midnight.
He pointed out that his village is surrounded by four Jewish settlements, established on village land, and that settlers routinely attack the village and vandalize civilian property.
Suweid said that 70% of the village land falls within the C zone that according to the Oslo accords give fully control over it to the Israeli occupation authorities.
The municipality chairman said that he contacted human rights organizations and the Red Cross in addition to the Palestinian liaison office and complained about the repeated settlers’ attack but none could provide protection and the attacks continued.
Jerusalemite family forced to demolish own home
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– The Israeli-controlled municipality of occupied Jerusalem has forced the Dabash family to tear down its own house in Sour Baher village, south of occupied Jerusalem.
The Wadi Hilwa information center said on Wednesday that the family was forced to demolish part of its two-story home that accommodates 20 persons mostly children.
It said that the demolition was meant to make way for a new bypass road serving Jewish settlements near the village.
The family said that it would complete the demolition by Friday or else face a fine of 21000 dollars.
Eight Palestinian citizens wounded in IOF shooting
GAZA, (PIC)– Israeli occupation forces (IOF) fired at Palestinian citizens who went to check out on their land to the east of Maghazi and Breij refugee camps in central Gaza Strip on Wednesday evening.
Medical sources told the PIC reporter that dozens of Palestinians were inspecting their land in the buffer zone that was annulled in the last calm agreement between Israel and the resistance factions.
They said that the IOF shooting at them wounded seven persons who were evacuated to hospital where their conditions were described as moderate.
Meanwhile, an eighth Palestinian was moderately wounded at the hands of IOF soldiers stationed at the Soufa military position.
A Palestinian man was killed and more than 30 others injured in similar incidents since last Thursday.
IOF soldiers advance into southern Gaza Strip
KHAN YOUNIS, (PIC)– Israeli occupation forces (IOF) advanced into eastern Qarara town to the east of Khan Younis, south of the Gaza Strip, on Thursday morning.
Security sources told the PIC reporter that the soldiers in armored vehicles and tanks escorted bulldozers into eastern Qarara and bulldozed land along the security fence.
The soldiers then went southwards to Farahin suburb in Abasan Al-Kabira village before turning back through the security fence.
The sources said that the soldiers infiltrated 100 meters deep into southern Gaza territory.
The incursion is the first of its kind since the calm agreement was signed last Wednesday between Israel and the resistance factions in Gaza under Egyptian patronage after eight days of Israeli aggression that left 176 citizens killed and around1400 others wounded.
In earlier violations of the calm agreement, Israel killed a citizen and wounded more than 30 others in shooting at the buffer zone that was supposedly annulled in the agreement. The Israeli navy also kidnapped six Palestinian fishermen at sea.
IOF destroys completely three mosques, damages 64 others during the aggression
GAZA, (PIC)– The Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs in Gaza, Ismail Radwan, confirmed that the occupation destroyed completely three mosques during the recent aggression on the Gaza Strip, while more than 64 mosques were damaged, as well as targeting five cemeteries which led to scattering of the bodies of the martyrs and the dead.
Radwan explained during a press conference held on Wednesday afternoon in front of the destroyed “Abu Khadra Complex “, which houses government departments, that the occupation forces destroyed, during the aggression, ten religious buildings including the headquarters of the Department of Women’s Action and Sharia’a school in Khan Younis, leading to the death of three employees of the Ministry of endowments.
He reported that the total cost of the losses of his ministry, according to preliminary estimates of the Commission in charge of evaluating the damage, is about four million dollars.
The Israeli attack against our people in the Gaza Strip revealed the real racist face of the Israeli entity, the minister said, noting to the Israeli fierce aggression on the Palestinian defenseless people, using warplanes and battleships and guns and all types of weapons, without differentiating between the trees, stone and humans, and between men, the unarmed children, women and elderly, targeting even the mosques and cemeteries.
He added that targeting the mosques is a war crime that violates all humanitarian principles, religious rules and international laws, which revealed the true face of the Israeli entity, noting that it aims to ignite a religious war against Islam and Muslims.
The Minister of Awqaf strongly denounced the Israeli aggression on civilians, children, women, and the elderly, and houses of worship and holy sites, pointing out that “this vicious attack is a war crime against humanity, ethics and values.”
Radwan called on the Organization of the Islamic cooperation and human rights organizations to form an international commission of inquiry to prosecute the occupation for its war crimes against humanity and against the mosques and houses of worship.
He also called on endowment ministers in Arab and Muslim countries to act to protect the mosques and houses of worship and holy sites, and to support the Palestinian people in the face of aggression, stressing the right of the Palestinian people to exercise their natural right of freedom of worship, asking them to rebuild mosques destroyed during the recent aggression.
Abdel Salam Syam, Secretary General of the Council of Ministers, stated that the government’s priorities in the current phase will focus on the reconstruction of houses and properties destroyed by the Israeli war machine.
Seyam stressed in a press conference on Wednesday that the government will bear full responsibility towards those affected by the Israeli aggression, emphasizing that they do everything they can to improve the living conditions of citizens, especially in health, education and municipal services.
He noted that the government and all ministries’ employees did not leave their work during the aggression and worked to secure the internal front and to provide security and basic needs to all the citizens during the aggression days.
He announced that the government is urgently seeking to provide housing for the victims of aggression and to provide emergency aid for displaced families and the families of the martyrs and the wounded, praising the steadfastness of the families of the martyrs and the wounded during the Israeli brutal attack.
IOF soldiers arrest four Palestinians in Al-Khalil
AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– Israeli occupation forces (IOF) rounded up four Palestinians in Al-Khalil city and its nearby village of Yatta at dawn Thursday.
Local sources said that IOF soldiers nabbed three citizens in Al-Khalil city including a liberated prisoner who was released from occupation jails only three days ago after serving two years.
IOF soldiers arrested Mahmoud al-Amour from Yatta village, south of the city, also at dawn Thursday.
IOF arrests 11 Palestinian civilians in West Bank
RAMALLAH, NABLUS, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) arrested at dawn today 11 citizens in the occupied West Bank, and took them to an unknown destination.
The Hebrew radio said this morning, that five of the detainees were from the city of al-Khalil, and the rest of them from different parts in the West Bank.
Local sources in al-Khalil said that the occupation troops arrested two brothers from the city, and transferred them to an unknown destination. They also detained two liberated captives one of whom had, earlier, served more than three years in Israeli jails.
The IOF also arrested two young men from Beit Fajar, south of Bethlehem, and from Qaryut in Nablus, and summoned two others to the intelligence headquarters.
For its part; the Hebrew “Walla” news website quoted Israeli police sources as saying that they arrested, last night, two youths from the town of Ramah, after finding a pistol and ammunition in their car, and that the Israeli police is scheduled to demand the Magistrate’s Court in Nazareth to extend their detention.
Meanwhile, Israeli occupation forces stormed the city of Nablus in the northern West Bank, and raided and searched a number of houses in the Eastern and Western province, informed sources confirmed to PIC’s correspondent.
Other sources also said that the IOF broke into the Balata refugee camp and carried out arrests.
The Israeli soldiers have erected a checkpoint at the Asira crossroad, and hampered the passage of vehicles through it.