by Orouba Othman, Al-Akhbar English
When young Palestinian Yousef al-Ramouni was lynched by Israeli settlers, the Palestinian Authority remained silent. However, it rushed to condemn the [resistance] operation in Jerusalem yesterday. The Palestinian news agency, WAFA, and Palestine TV followed suit in their coverage of events.
Gaza – As usual, the Palestinian Authority (PA) was not perturbed by the lynching of Ramouni in Jerusalem at the hands of [Israeli] settlers [on Sunday]. However, a flood of reactions were expressed over the five Zionists killed in the attack by martyrs Ghassan and Uday Abu Jamal in a synagogue in occupied Jerusalem on Monday.
These sentiments were taken up by the PA’s media, as the official news agency WAFA repudiated the martyrs and only gave them a cursory mention. “Five Israelis were killed in a stabbing in Jerusalem and the assailants are dead,” it reported. Continue reading Palestinian Authority media: Zionist entity’s lackey in times of crisis
by Wayne Madsen, The Wayne Madsen Report
David Cohen, the Under Secretary of Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, and his band of neocon Zionists who randomly freeze accounts and bring sanctions against foreign officials and businessmen who do not comport with neocon diktats have now targeted Yemeni leaders. Cohen has systematically brought sanctions against any leaders who pose a threat to Zionist designs, whether they are leaders of Yemen who reject a Zionist plan conceived by former U.S. ambassador to Yemen Gerald Feierstein to carve up Yemen into six provinces dominated by a pro-U.S. government, Hungarian anti-European Union nationalist politicians, or Russian-speaking leaders of Crimea and eastern Ukraine. Continue reading Treasury Department Neocons and Zionists play dangerous games in Yemen
A Palestinian bus driver was found hanged inside his vehicle in Jerusalem late Sunday, in what family and friends believe was the latest attack in a recent wave of hate crimes targeting Palestinians.
The body of 32-year-old Yousef Hassan al-Ramouni, a father of two, was found hanging from a steel bar inside his vehicle in a bus depot in Har Hotzvim, an industrial zone in north Jerusalem, Israeli police spokeswoman Luba Samri said.
Israeli police said a preliminary investigation indicated the man committed suicide, but his family and fellow drivers rejected the claim, saying that he was murdered by Israeli settlers. Continue reading Jewish settlers kill Palestinian man in north Quds; Palestinian youth stabs Zionist in east Quds
JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — An 11-year-old Palestinian child shot in the face by a sponge bullet during clashes in al-Issawiya on Thursday has been left blind in one eye, a local official said.
Member of a local neighborhood committee, Muhammad Abu al-Hummus, told Ma’an that Saleh Samer Attiyeh Mahmoud, 11, was shot in the face at close range by Israeli forces firing sponge bullets in al-Issawiya during clashes.
He was hit directly between the eyes, causing severe bleeding to his nose and the loss of sight in his left eye. The vision in his right eye is also severely damaged. Continue reading IOF blinds 11-year old Palestinian boy and shoots 10-year old Palestinian girl
Dozens of Palestinian activists crossed Israel’s illegal apartheid wall in the West Bank on Friday near the Qalandiya checkpoint as part of a series of non-violent protest actions to demonstrate solidarity with Jerusalem.
Activists used makeshift ramps and ladders and cut through barbed wire to climb over the apartheid wall near Qalandiya military checkpoint, which is at least six meters in height.
The action was part of a campaign entitled #On2Jerusalem that was organized by the Popular Resistance Committees. Continue reading Palestinian activists cross Israel’s apartheid wall in protest
(EDITOR’S NOTE: The victory achieved by the Palestinian Resistance in the 51-day war over the summer remains at the forefront of the everyday happenings in the illegally besieged Gaza Strip. One of the least talked about but nevertheless most central elements to the Falasteeni Mouqawamah’s triumph, aside from its Hizbullah-style, private, independent telecom network, was its crackdown on the illegitimate “Israeli” regime’s collaborators. The intelligence work on the matter carried out by the Strip’s Internal Security Forces and the Qassam Brigades was exemplary. And other than the Zionists’ criminal killing of Mohammed Abu Shamaleh, Mohammed Barhoum, and Raed al-Attar, and a failed assassination attempt on Qassam commander and living Resistance legend Muhammad al-Daif, IOF was impotent in its efforts to deal critical blows to the leadership of Hamas, Islamic Jihad or any other Resistance faction, all due to the Gaza Mouqawamah reining in the worm-like collaborationists. Because the usurping Jewish entity knows it cannot run networks of traitors and collect information from them like it used to, it is now resorting to other means to spy on Palestinian freedom fighters and update its database on their movements. Hence this new scheme with the UN, fully backed by the treacherous stooges in the PA who have been chomping at the bit to get back into power and exercise control over Gaza. Alhamdulillah that Hamas has come to its senses and is now rejecting this “reconstruction deal” as the Zionist plot that it is, and alhamdulillah again for the vigilant men of Islamic Jihad, who saw this malevolence from a mile away and who have exposed critical details of what exactly the conspiracy entails. ~ Jonathan Azaziah) Continue reading UN providing cover for Israel’s expanded siege on Gaza
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Israeli naval boats on Wednesday evening fired at and sank a Palestinian fishing boat in the sea off the coast of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.
Witnesses said that army boats fired shells at a boat belonging to the al-Bardaweel family, completely destroying it in the process.
People aboard the boat had jumped in the water by the time the shells hit, and as a result no injuries were reported. Continue reading Israeli navy sinks Palestinian fishing boat off Gaza coast
In a letter to mark the 10-year anniversary of the death of veteran leader Yasser Arafat, jailed Palestinian political figure Marwan Barghouthi urged Palestinian leadership to give its backing to “armed resistance” against Israel in a letter published Tuesday.
The call came after months of clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces in and around annexed East Jerusalem and the West Bank.
Even though Barghouthi has supported peaceful resistance throughout the years and denounced attacks against Israeli settlers, in Tuesday’s letter he encouraged Palestinians to adopt an “armed resistance.” Continue reading Barghouthi urges Palestinians to adopt “armed resistance”
Israeli Occupation Forces shot two young Palestinians, killing one and leaving the other in critical condition in the West Bank, medics said Tuesday, amid heightened tensions between Palestinians and Israelis across the region.
According to Ma’an news agency, 21-year-old Mohammed Imad Jawwabra was shot in the chest during clashes in al-Arrub refugee camp north of Hebron in the occupied West Bank.
Medical sources at al-Mizan hospital said Jawwabra arrived at the hospital in critical condition and was declared dead shortly afterwards. Continue reading Israeli forces kill Palestinian in West Bank, detain dozens