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Israeli soldiers attempt to detain 2-year-old for rock-throwing

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces in occupied East Jerusalem on Friday attempted to detain two Palestinian children, a two-year-old and a nine-year old, on suspicion of throwing rocks.

Israeli soldiers were conducting a raid on the home of the Jaber family in the Silwan neighborhood in order to search for an individual suspected of throwing rocks at them from the roof, the family told Ma’an. Continue reading Israeli soldiers attempt to detain 2-year-old for rock-throwing

28 injured as clashes rage across Jerusalem overnight

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — At least 28 Palestinians were injured as clashes with Israeli forces continued into the late hours of the night on Friday across Jerusalem, as anger over a series of killings by Israeli police boiled over into the streets of the city’s Palestinian neighborhoods.

Clashes broke out in the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhoods of Silwan, al-Issawiya, al-Tur, and Wadi al-Joz, as hundreds marched and fought pitched battles with security forces in anger over the killing of Mutaz Hijazi, 32, early Thursday, as well as the killing of Abd al-Rahman al-Shaludi, 21, the week before. Continue reading 28 injured as clashes rage across Jerusalem overnight

Lebanon: Who is smuggling money to the army kidnappers in Ersal?

The kidnappers of the Lebanese army soldiers on the outskirts of Ersal do not seem to be in a rush. They continue to blackmail the Lebanese government and have their demands met. Money and medical and food supplies have allowed them to continue their occupation of the barren areas surrounding Ersal, while the government is unable to give any assurances or guarantees to the families of the abductees. Continue reading Lebanon: Who is smuggling money to the army kidnappers in Ersal?

Palestinian prisoners overshadowed by war

by Orouba Othman, Al-Akhbar English

The situation in Palestine is never monotonous or quiet. The intensity of the events in Palestine leads most news to be forgotten the next day. As such, the recent war on Gaza and its repercussions have pushed the question of prisoners out of the limelight from the media and political circles.

Gaza – Samer al-Issawi and Sheikh Khader Adnan – the two men who symbolize the “battle of the empty stomachs,” with their hunger strikes – are currently held in Israeli prisons far away from the cameras or any active mobilization on the ground. Continue reading Palestinian prisoners overshadowed by war

Extrajudicial Execution: Autopsy shows Hijazi shot more than 20 times

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — The initial autopsy report of a Palestinian man slain by Israeli soldiers early Thursday shows that he was shot all over the body at least 20 times and that his death was caused by severe bleeding from his chest, neck, hands, legs, lungs, and heart. Continue reading Extrajudicial Execution: Autopsy shows Hijazi shot more than 20 times

Houthis issue puppet ruler ultimatum as Yemenis protest Zionist aggressions against Palestinians

In Yemen, as the powerful Houthi movement, known as Ansarullah, met with 30,000 tribal leaders and gave an ultimatum to the current US-backed regime to form a new government or face the consequences, thousands of people have taken to the streets to protest against the Israeli regime’s ongoing aggression against Palestinians in the occupied territories. Continue reading Houthis issue puppet ruler ultimatum as Yemenis protest Zionist aggressions against Palestinians

Egypt, Israel Turning Gaza Into Super-Max Prison

TEHRAN (FNA) – A despicable conspiracy is being unfolded along the Egyptian border with the Gaza Strip: Egypt’s military rulers are expelling the civilian population from the area to level the entire neighborhood and build a “buffer zone” with the besieged city, where roads, schools, hospitals, mosques and the electricity plant are still in ruins.

According to Egypt’s Al-Yom a-Sab’a, “The buffer zone will extend between 1.5 and 3 kilometers. The security forces will work to clear the area of underground tunnels leading to Gaza and it will also level any buildings and structures that could be used to conceal smuggling activity.” Continue reading Egypt, Israel Turning Gaza Into Super-Max Prison

Syrian Army at the Gates of Khan Sheikhoun; Offensive in Al-Amariyya in Full Swing

by Leith Fadel, Al-Masdar News

The Syrian Arab Army’s offensive in southern Aleppo (at Al-‘Amariyya) is in full swing after bombarding Islamic Front (Jabhat Al-Islamiyya) positions near the Sheikh Sa’eed District. Earlier today, the SAA, backed by the National Defense Forces (NDF), captured the surrounding farms (Mazra’a Al-‘Amariyya) in northern Al-‘Amariyya, killing scores of Islamic Front fighters and destroying two vehicles loaded with doshkas. The SAA will attempt to capture Al-‘Amariyya in order to open a new supply route to troops entrenched in Aleppo. Continue reading Syrian Army at the Gates of Khan Sheikhoun; Offensive in Al-Amariyya in Full Swing

Israeli forces clash with Palestinians around al-Aqsa, as Gazans rally in solidarity

Israeli forces clashed with Palestinians around the al-Aqsa mosque compound in the occupied East Jerusalem Friday, witnesses said, while hundreds of Gazans staged rallies in solidarity.

Israeli Occupation Forces deployed heavily around the al-Aqsa mosque compound, as it reopened Friday for Muslim prayers after Thursday’s closure.

According to witnesses, Israeli forces fired stun grenades and teargas to disperse stone-throwing Palestinian protestors near al-Aqsa. Continue reading Israeli forces clash with Palestinians around al-Aqsa, as Gazans rally in solidarity

Egypt blows up houses for Sinai buffer zone

Egypt has started work on a controversial buffer zone by destroying homes along its border with the Gaza Strip, following some of the worst attacks on the army since President Mohamed Morsi was ousted last year.

Bulldozers began destroying several abandoned houses along the frontier on Wednesday, just days after armed men attacked an army post killing 31 soldiers in the area.

Egypt has declared a state of emergency in the Sinai Peninsula and indefinitely closed the Rafah crossing, the only non-Israeli passage for Gazans. Continue reading Egypt blows up houses for Sinai buffer zone