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Palestine: Water well poisoned, concern over the fate of two kids, fields threatened with confiscation & gunboat fires at fishermen

Jewish settlers poison water well in Al-Khalil

AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– Jewish settlers poured poisonous material in a Palestinian water well south of Al-Khalil on Friday night.

Ratib Al-Jabour, the coordinator for the committee against settlement and the wall in southern Al-Khalil, said in a press release on Saturday that the water well is owned by Shehade Makhamre in Mighair Al-Abeed to the south of Al-Khalil city.

He charged that the “herds of settlers” do such things to force citizens to desert their land and property.

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Families concerned over fate of two kids kidnapped by IOF in Jalboun village

JENIN, (PIC)– Palestinian families of two kids expressed their concern over the fate of their sons after they were kidnapped and one of them was wounded on Friday by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) near the segregation wall in Jalboun village to the south of Jenin city.

One of the kids, Yazid Abul-Rub, was admitted to the hospital of Afula after he sustained a bullet injury near the apartheid wall.

Ragheb Abu Diyak, a member of the popular committee against the wall and settlement, held the Israeli regime fully responsible for the life of the wounded kid.

He appealed to doctors without borders organization and human rights groups to visit the kids, especially the one in hospital, to check on their health conditions.

In another incident, the IOF released last night three Palestinian kids, from Arraba town, after they were kidnapped at Dotan checkpoint south of Jenin city.

Local sources said that the IOF kidnapped three related kids, namely, Wael Ayman, 17, Khaled Walid, 17, and Wajih Imad, 13, and took them in chains to Dotan settlement.

The Israeli soldiers claimed the kids threw stones at the checkpoint.

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Violent clashes erupt in fields threatened with confiscation near Silwad

RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Violent clashes broke out on Friday between Israeli forces and Palestinian citizens, who came to perform Friday prayers in their fields threatened with confiscation near the town of Silwad to the east of the occupied city of Ramallah.

Thousands of citizens from the towns of Silwad and Deir Jarir headed towards the lands located in the north of their hometowns and performed Friday prayers there. They have also tried to reach a hill controlled by the Jewish settlers, when the occupation forces started firing gas grenades and rubber bullets towards them.

Eyewitnesses told PIC’s correspondent in Ramallah that the Israeli soldiers have also used live ammunition against the citizens in an attempt to intimidate the owners of the agricultural lands and deter the demonstrators.

Dozens of citizens suffered from suffocation, while medical teams could not reach the place because of its distance from the main street.

An Israeli soldier from the border guards was also injured as he was hit by a stone during the confrontations

The villages located in the east of Ramallah are witnessing a state of tension due to the settlers’ continuous attacks on the villagers’ farms.

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Israeli navy gunboats fire at Palestinian fishing boats

GAZA, (PIC)– Israeli navy gunboats opened heavy machinegun fire at Palestinian fishing boats off the southern Gaza Strip coast of Khan Younis on Saturday morning.

Nizar Ayyash, the head of the Palestinian fishing syndicate, told the PIC reporter that the Israeli gunboats opened heavy fire at the fishing boats while working in the permissible area.

He said that gunboats fire at Palestinian fishermen on daily basis even if they were fishing in the three nautical miles radius allowed by the Israeli occupation authorities.

The IOA had prohibited fishing beyond the three nautical miles area in violation of the calm agreement that allowed fishing within six nautical miles.

The fishermen have complained of scarcity of fish over the past few months after they were banned from fishing at deeper waters.

One response to “Palestine: Water well poisoned, concern over the fate of two kids, fields threatened with confiscation & gunboat fires at fishermen

  1. Tod - Water Wells April 29, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    While the other stories are just as horrid, I can’t believe the settlers would poison a well. It doesn’t surprise me with all the conflict going on honestly, but it’s not something I’ve heard of being done until now. Takes a little to wrap your head around that sort of act. Especially when they know people will die, and children possibly too! I hope this doesn’t happen to anyone else over there.

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