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Palestine: Al Aqsa mosque stormed, child run over, olive trees destroyed & arrests

Jewish settlers storm Aqsa mosque

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Dozens of Jewish settlers stormed the holy Aqsa mosque in occupied Jerusalem on Monday morning amidst heavy police presence.

Eyewitnesses said that around 40 settlers broke into the holy compound and roamed in its plazas focusing on the Dome of the rock and the main Aqsa mosque.

They said that the settlers provoked worshippers and assaulted one of them, moderately injuring him.

Israeli policemen imposed tight security measures on the vicinity of the mosque and prevented Palestinians from entering it during the storming.


Israeli special forces assault worshipers in Aqsa mosque

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Israeli special forces assaulted a number of worshipers in the holy Aqsa mosque, the Aqsa Foundation for Endowment and heritage said on Monday.

It said that the worshipers confronted the Israeli forces’ attempt to break into the Qibli mosque, the old Aqsa mosque, which triggered limited confrontations with no injuries or arrests reported.

The foundation said that tension was still running high in the holy site due to the Israeli forces’ determination to storm the Qibli mosque to force young worshipers out of it.


Israeli military vehicle deliberately run over a child during clashes in Jenin

JENIN, (PIC)– The Palestinian child Uday Hatem Zakarneh, 16, was injured on Sunday evening, where his leg was broken after an Israeli military vehicle ran him over during chases at Jalama checkpoint north of Jenin, while 6 others were wounded by rubber bullets and dozens by gas bombs.

Israeli soldiers deliberately ran over a child while he was standing with a group of boys during the clashes, in an attempt to terrorize the participants in the clashes, eyewitnesses stated, noting that Dr. Khalil Suleiman transported him to hospital for treatment.

Six other young men were injured by rubber bullets during clashes after the murder of t

he prisoner Jaradat in Israeli jails and in protest at the hunger strikers’ deteriorating conditions.

The medical sources in Jenin confirmed that there are more than 50 suffocation cases due to inhaling the Israeli tear gas during the clashes at the checkpoint.


Jewish settlers destroy dozens of olive trees

AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– Jewish settlers hacked 45 Palestinian olive trees in Beit Uwa village, west of Al-Khalil, on Sunday night, local sources said.

Eyewitnesses said that the settles also damaged scores of grape trees in the same area called Jurat Mishaal, west of Beit Uwa.

Farmers in the area have asked for protection for their fields in face of the repeated settlers’ attacks.


Sudden deterioration in health condition of hunger strikers

JENIN, (PIC)– The health condition of hunger strikers Tarek Qadan and Jafar Ezzuddin has deteriorated suddenly and they were both rushed to Assaf Harofeh hospital on Sunday.

Lawyer Jawad Bulous, the head of the legal section in the Palestinian prisoner’s society, said on Monday that doctors supervising the condition of both hunger strikers have expressed concern regarding their health condition after three months of hunger strike.

He said that the doctors were specifically concerned about the condition of Ezzuddin who lost 27 kilograms of his weight. He weighs only 47 kilograms now, Bulous said, adding that Ezzuddin refrained from drinking water for a few days before he agreed to return to drink water with some vitamins and sugar, which are not considered food in the international norms.

The lawyer added that Qadan was drinking water with only one dose of vitamins and sugar and his condition is no less serious than that of Ezzuddin.

He said that the Israeli military court in Ofer would open a hearing in their case on Tuesday to discuss the prosecution’s demand to renew their administrative detention for three more months.

Doctors are concerned about transferring them to court in such a critical health condition, Bulous said, noting that they were both on hunger strike since 27th November last year protesting their administrative custody, without trial or charge.


IOF soldiers round up 19 Palestinians including two sisters

WEST BANK, (PIC)– Israeli occupation forces (IOF) rounded up 19 Palestinian citizens in the past 24 hours in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem including two sisters and a journalist.

Local sources said that IOF soldiers nabbed two young men in Burin village, south of Nablus city, at dawn Monday, and two university students in Zawiya village in Salfit province.

IOF soldiers also arrested a journalist in al-Khalil city, his father Abdulsamad Shawar said, adding that the soldiers broke into his home and searched it before taking away his son Musab who works with a local radio station.

IOF soldiers rounded up six Palestinian young men in Ein Yabrud village, north east of Ramallah, and a youth in Zabuba village in Jenin.

Local sources in occupied Jerusalem said that Israeli policemen stationed near to the Aqsa mosque arrested three Jerusalemites at dawn Monday.

Amjad Abu Asab, the head of the committee of relatives of Jerusalem prisoners, told the PIC that Israeli forces detained four Palestinians in Issawiye village, two brothers and two sisters.


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