NABLUS (Ma’an) — A single bullet to the heart fired by an Israeli soldier was enough to kill 17-year-old Imam Jamil Ahmad Dweikat, a youth from the town of Beita south of Nablus slain today while walking with a friend in his home village.
Nael Talat Thiab, 17, who was also shot by Israeli soldiers but escaped with only a bullet to the foot, told Ma’an from his hospital bed at Rafidia Public Hospital in the northern West Bank city of Nablus that he and Dweikat had just left school when his friend’s life was cut short in “cold blood” by the Israeli bullet. Continue reading Palestinian youth murdered in cold blood says friend wounded in IOF attack
Al-Khalil (Ma’an) — A seven-year-old Palestinian boy from the village of Zif south of Al-Khalil was hit Sunday morning by a vehicle driven by an Israeli settler, causing him moderate wounds.
Locals identified the victim of the incident as Hamada Ali Ayish Qareesh.
The boy was struck by the car while trying to cross a main road. Continue reading Arrests, Shootings and Car Attacks: Zionist rampage across Palestine today as Gaza Resistance grows restless
by Asmaa al-Ghoul, Al-Monitor
Happily jumping around, Ilaa, 3, drops a couple of Christmas ornaments on the floor of Hadayana gift shop in Gaza’s al-Wahda neighborhood. Finally, she chooses the silver ornaments. Her mother, Bissan al-Qishawi, laughs at her daughter’s clumsiness as she helps her pick up the balls and Santa’s chocolates that scattered on the floor.
“We have a Christmas tree that I bought years back. We are buying new ornaments. All I wish for is to raise my daughter to be loving and tolerant. This is why we are celebrating the occasion with Christians,” Qishawi, a Muslim, told Al-Monitor on Christmas eve. Continue reading Muslims join Christians for Christmas celebrations in Gaza
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Palestinians around the world on Saturday commemorated the sixth anniversary of the beginning of Israel’s 22-day offensive on the Gaza Strip in 2008-9 that left more than 1,400 dead.
This year’s commemorations take place in the shadow of another Israeli offensive over summer — the third major assault in six years — that left nearly 2,200 Palestinians dead and 110,000 homeless.
Until this year, the 2008-9 assault was the bloodiest sustained Israeli assault on Palestinians since 1967, with more than 80 percent of victims thought to have been civilians. Continue reading Palestine marks 6th anniversary of 2008-9 Israeli assault on Gaza
Four Palestinians including an elderly woman were injured after Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) opened fire on protesters in two separate villages in the occupied West Bank, Ma’an news agency reported Friday, while 15 Palestinians, including a prominent leader, were arrested.
Two Palestinian women, 72-year-old Yusra Mohammed al-Haj al-Abd and 48-year-old Jumana Ahmed Shayib, were injured by so-called “sponge” bullets in the village of Farun south of Tulkarem in the West Bank. Continue reading Genocidal Zionist dragon wounds 4 Palestinians, arrests 15 others including DFLP leader
CAIRO (Ma’an) — An Egyptian committee has finished surveying the homes of individuals living between 500-1,000 meters of the Gaza border in preparation for the extension of a buffer zone on the border to a width of 1,000 meters, Egyptian military sources said Friday.
The move comes after the destruction of hundreds of homes inside the 500-meter area previously, as part of a wider effort to ensure that the joint Israeli-Egyptian blockade of the Gaza Strip be fully carried out. Continue reading Egypt prepares to destroy 1,200 homes for Rafah border zone
RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — A 15-year-old Palestinian boy from Gaza died in an Israeli hospital in Tel Aviv on Friday from injuries sustained during Israel’s devastating war on the coastal territory this summer.
Ihab Muhammad Suhweil, from Beit Hanoun, died in the Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, after doctors decided to turn off his life support system.
The teenager was being treated in the al-Maqasid hospital in Jerusalem and his condition deteriorated rapidly after a delay in moving him to the Tel Aviv medical center. Continue reading Palestinian boy, 15, dies from Gaza war injuries
by Tova Dvorin, Arutz Sheva
The family of the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Ben Hamad Al-Thani, a well-known supporter of Hamas, may have become an unintentional donor to an organization benefitting disabled IOF veterans, Walla! News reports Monday, after buying an apartment in Paris belonging to the IOF Disabled Veterans’ Organization.
The Qataris’s financial proposal was tens of percent the assessment the value of the property – € 2.5 million, according to the report. the acquisition was completed recently, after the approval of both parties, and the money has been transferred to the IOF organization. Continue reading Qatari Emir Gives Dirty Petrodollars to IOF Disabled Terrorists’ Org
JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces on Wednesday afternoon shot a 5-year-old Palestinian child in the face with a rubber-coated steel bullet in East Jerusalem as he was getting out of a school bus on his way home, relatives said.
“An Israeli soldier fired a black rubber-coated bullet at the child from a close distance, injuring him under the eye,” the uncle of 5-year-old Muhammad Jamal Ubeid told Ma’an.
The incident reportedly took place in the East Jerusalem village of al-Issawiya, where Muhammad’s family lives. Continue reading Sadistic Israeli police shoot 5-year-old Palestinian in the face while exiting school bus