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Palestine: Three children assaulted, Feiglin prevented from eneterning Al Aqsa & 95 violations against Pal. property last month

Jewish settlers assault three Palestinian children

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Jewish settlers assaulted and beat up a number of Palestinian schoolchildren from Jaba village, north of occupied Jerusalem, on Sunday.

Mahmoud Abu Ghaya, a member of the Arab Jahalin tribe, told the PIC that the tribal families in Jaba had asked for protection from the Palestinian education ministry for their children in face of settlers’ attacks.

He said that three brothers were attacked by Jewish settlers, who ambushed them near a crossing.

Mohammed Kaabna, the father of the three kids Bayan, 6, and the twins Amer and Ali, 9, said that his children were assaulted by the same group of settlers from Adam settlement also last Thursday.

He said that his children were very scared and one of them did not go to school after what he has gone through.

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Aqsa servants block Moshe Feiglin from defiling Mosque

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– The Aqsa Mosque guards and a crowd of worshipers warded off Monday morning Knesset member and Likud party hardliner Moshe Feiglin and barred him from defiling the sanctity of the Dome of the Rock.

The Aqsa foundation for endowment and heritage said the notorious Jewish figure called Moshe Feiglin tried to storm the Dome of the Rock Mosque this morning, but the Palestinians inside forced him to leave, noting that his provocative visit stirred the anger of everyone in the compound of the holy Mosque.

The Aqsa foundation also pointed that it was not the first time Feiglin desecrated the Aqsa Mosque and performed his Talmudic rituals in its courtyard.

It said that Feiglin’s attempt to break into the Dome of the Rock is a dangerous precedent reflecting that the Jewish groups and their leaders went too far in their violations against the Aqsa Mosque.

The Aqsa foundation urged the Arab and Islamic worlds to be more vigilant to Israel’s escalating violations against the Aqsa Mosque and hasten to protect it.

Feiglin, noted for his extremist views, is one of the prominent preachers calling for destroying the Aqsa Mosque and building the alleged Jewish temple in its place.

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Issawi still on hunger strike despite serious condition

RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Samer Al-Issawi, who has been on hunger strike for more than six months, was transferred from Ramle prison hospital to Kaplan hospital after his health worsened.

Lawyer Jawad Bulous, the head of the legal section in the Palestinian prisoner’s society, said that Issawi was taken to Kaplan hospital on Tuesday after his pulse weakened and he started to sweat on his face and limbs from exhaustion.

Bulous said that he protested, during a visit to Issawi on Sunday, with the nursing staff and jailers for putting milk and other liquids in front of his bed in a bid to lure him into ending his hunger strike.

He said that the nursing staff ignored his request to remove those items, adding that Issawi was adamant on persisting in his hunger strike until he is freed from captivity.

The lawyer pointed out that Issawi was only drinking water and taking some vitamins and sugar.

He quoted Issawi as saying that he was pondering boycotting the Israeli military court after it refused all defense requests during the trial of his colleague Ayman Al-Sharawne, who is also on hunger strike.

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Report: 95 Israeli violations against Palestinians and their property last month

RAMALLAH, (PIC)– A new report issued by the Palestinian authority (PA) said that the Israeli occupation authority (IOA) and its settlers had committed 95 violations and offenses against the Palestinians and their property during last February.

The report, which was released by the PA information center for settlement and wall affairs, stated that the IOA and its army razed 15 Palestinian homes and structures and issued other 82 demolition orders against property, including 50 in occupied Jerusalem.

The IOA also established a dumping ground for its settlements in the Palestinian lands of Qusin and Deir Sharaf villages in Nablus city, and such action threatens to contaminate the groundwater and endangers the health of the Palestinian villagers, according to the report.

The IOA also appropriated 370 dunums of Palestinian land in the towns and districts of Jerusalem, and notified Palestinian citizens of its intentions to seize a further 197 dunums of their lands in Bethlehem and Al-Khalil cities.

The construction of 869 settlement units in the occupied Palestinian lands was approved last month, the report stated.

The report also covered some of the violations committed by the Jewish settlers, saying that 17 Palestinians sustained different injuries during violent attacks by settlers in the West Bank.

The settlers also torched three Palestinian cars, uprooted 294 olive trees and wrote racist slurs on graves in Mamanullah cemetery in Jerusalem, according to the report.

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Occupation prevents restoration of water wells in northern Jordan Valley

NORTHERN JORDAN VALLEY, (PIC)– Israeli occupation forces prevented residents of two hamlets in northern Jordan Valley from repairing and restoring five wells that form their main source of water.

Local sources said that the residents of Khirbat al Hadidiya have started few days ago repairing two wells, but the occupation authorities stopped them and prevented them from working on the wells with no reason.

Residents of Khirbet Samra have also been banned from restoring three old water wells, under flimsy pretexts.

Aref Daraghmeh, activist in the Jordan Valley’s issues, told PIC’s correspondent that the 5 wells supply water to more than 30 families in the area, adding that the occupation authorities have been preventing the use of the wells in an attempt to push the residents to leave the area.

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