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Palestine: Occupation forces blast commercial store, Al Aqsa stormed & trees uprooted

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IOF blast commercial store during wide campaign in Al-Khalil

AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at dawn Sunday detonated a commercial store in Wadi Abu Katila area in Al-Khalil city, detained its owner and occupied the roofs of some houses belonging to Annajjar family.

Eyewitnesses told the Palestinian information center that a large number of Israeli soldiers raided Wadi Abu Katila area and blew up a commercial store near Omar Bin Abdul Aziz Mosque.

The IOF also stormed the house of the store owner, Rami Haimoni, and destroyed all its furniture before they kidnapped him and took him to an unknown place.

In Al-Arroub refugee camp, a young man named Khaled Al-Jendi suffered wounds when Israeli soldiers physically assaulted him during a raid on the camp.

They also severely beat a workmen named Mohamed Ruzaikat, from Tafoh town in Al-Khalil, after they prevented him from going to his workplace in the 1948 occupied lands.

In separate incidents, the IOF stormed on the same day different neighborhoods in the towns of Dura and Idna, intercepted cars for search and raided some homes.

They also kidnapped a Palestinian citizen named Abdul-Moez Jarewi during a campaign in Al-Fahes area, southeast of Al-Khalil.

In Bethlehem, the IOF invaded Beit Jala town and Abu Najim village and handed two young men summonses for interrogation from the Israeli intelligence.

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Jewish settlers storm Aqsa mosque

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Jewish settlers including journalists from various media outlets broke into the holy Aqsa mosque in occupied Jerusalem on Sunday morning and strolled inside its plazas.

Eyewitnesses said that around 70 settlers provocatively roamed various plazas inside the holy site amidst tight security measures.

They said that the settlers were taking shots of various areas even the places where children memorize the holy Quran.

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Jewish settlers uproot Palestinian olive trees

NABLUS, (PIC)– Jewish settlers chopped down olive trees and tore down a small warehouse in Qasra village to the south of Nablus on Saturday night.

Abduladheem Wadi, the chairman of the village’s municipal council, told Quds Press on Sunday that the group of settlers came from the nearby settlement outpost Aish Kodesh.

He added that they attacked one of the fields and uprooted olive trees and seedlings in addition to destroying the warehouse.

Wadi pointed out that the attack was the four of its kind by settlers from Aish Kodesh against that same farm owned by Ali Hassan.

He charged those settlers with attempting to terrorize the farmer into abandoning his field in a bid to facilitate annexing it to their outpost.

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IOF quell march commemorating three villages ethnically cleansed by “Israel”

RAMALLAH, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) attacked on Saturday afternoon a Palestinian march advocating the return of the Palestinians to the ethnically-cleansed villages of Latrun-Imwas, Yalu and Beit Nuba in the West Bank.

The Palestinian information center (PIC) reporter said that hundreds of families rallied near Beit Lakia west of Ramallah and marched towards their villages, which were destroyed in 1967 and annexed to the Israeli occupied lands.

As they reached the segregation wall that separates them from their villages, the IOF fired a hail of tear gas grenades leading to the burning of one bus and two cars parked in a nearby area as well as agricultural crops.

Some of the families, who were displaced from their villages, still live near the segregation wall and are exposed to constant harassment by the IOF to force them to leave the area.

The natives of the three villages organize an annual march to commemorate the destruction of their villages and their displacement from their homes in 1969.

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