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Israeli forces kill Palestinian teen in Beit Ummar, Hebron for alleged rock-throwing

HEBRON (Ma’an) — Israeli forces Thursday evening shot and killed a 15-year-old Palestinian near the Beit Ummar junction in the northern part of the village of Beit Ummar in the occupied West Bank district of Hebron. Israeli authorities have claimed an Israeli soldier shot the teenager dead in response to a rock-throwing incident. Local activist Muhammad Ayyad Awad told Ma’an ... أكمل القراءة »

Israelis take to Al-Aqsa compound on fourth day of Sukkot

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Jewish worshipers escorted by Israeli forces took to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem on Thursday on the fourth day of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. The Islamic Endowment (Waqf) in Jerusalem reported that 323 Israelis toured the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Thursday morning, entering through the Moroccans’ Gate and exiting through the Chain Gate. ... أكمل القراءة »

Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt)

Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (13 – 19 October 2016). A new report by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) based in Gaza has monitred the crimes and violations carried out by the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) against Palestinians during the past week. Crimes include shooting, home ... أكمل القراءة »

Health of Hunger Strikers Deteriorates

Two Palestinian detainees on hunger strike are suffering from marked health deterioration, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency. A PPS lawyer stated, after visiting the detainees in Ramla clinic, that the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) had imprisoned them in two isolated cells without any electronic devices, such as TV or radio, and ... أكمل القراءة »

Army Injures One Palestinian In Nablus, Invades Homes In Qaryout

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, on Thursday at dawn, a young Palestinian man, during clashes that took place after dozens of soldiers and settlers invaded Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. The army also invaded homes in Qaryout village, south of Nablus. Local sources said clashes took place near Qabr Yousef (Joseph Tomb) area, east of ... أكمل القراءة »

Palestinian Dies From Wounds Suffered In 2007

Palestinian medical sources at the al-Makassed hospital, in occupied East Jerusalem, has reported that a young man died, on Thursday at dawn, from very serious wounds he suffered in 2007, after undercover Israeli soldiers shot him with live fire, in Ramallah, in central West Bank. The sources stated that Mahmoud Jamal Jouda, 23, was only 14 when was shot by ... أكمل القراءة »

World’s largest floor mosaic opened for public display in Jericho

RAMALLAH, October 20, 2016 (WAFA) – Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities Thursday unveiled the world’s largest floor mosaic for public display in the West Bank district of Jericho. The mosaic covers the floor of the reception hall and the large bath of Hisham’s Palace, an Islamic archaeological site, north of Jericho, and has been described as one of the largest ... أكمل القراءة »

Israeli settlers take over Palestinian-owned land in Jordan Valley

JORDAN VALLEY, October 20, 2016 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers Thursday took over a Palestinian-owned in al-Humma area, in the northern Jordan Valley, and laid down infrastructure, according to a local official. M’otaz Bsharat, in charge of the settlement file in the Jordan Valley, told WAFA settlers from the illegal Israeli settlements of Mechora and sal’it, began placing wooden boards on ... أكمل القراءة »

Abbas makes personal donation for restoration of Holy Sepulchre

RAMALLAH, October 20, 2016 (WAFA) – President Mahmoud Abbas has offered to make a “personal contribution” in support of the restoration work on the Edicule of the Holy Sepulchre. The news was reported by official Palestinian media and Fides news agency, after representatives of the Churches that administer the Holy Sepulchre, paid a visit to President Abbas. Among the members ... أكمل القراءة »