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After weeks of attempts, protesters broke through the barrier Friday at the weekly demonstration in Al-Khader village. The death toll of ’s one month bombing of passes the one thousand mark as one million are forced to flee their homes. In
Internationals, Israelis and local Palestinians from Al-Khader village near
According to Samer Jaber, the demonstration’s organizer, the soldiers were so focused on the protesters at the tunnel road that they did not notice the second group tearing down the wire fence, which had been set up on a hill above them by the Israeli military to prevent demonstrators from reaching the illegally built settler-only road.
Prior to the destruction of the fence, demonstrators at the foot of the hill reached the highway where, according to one protester, Annelise Duerden, settlers slowed down their cars and yelled at the demonstrators to go home.
Nearly 150 Palestinian residents of Bil’in village, near the
The protestors carried five coffins, each coffin represent a husband, wife and their child, all killed by Israeli missiles and shells in both
Soldiers fired gas bombs and rubber coated bullets at the protesters and chased dozens of them into the village after barring them from reaching the construction site of the wall.
Declaring the area a closed military zone, troops used loud speakers and demanded the protestors to leave the area which became off-limits even to the villages, who are unable to reach their orchards.
Several injuries were reported, and one Israeli lawyer was hit by a rubber-coated bullet in his head.
Israeli Army Abducts Palestinian Legislator
Israeli troops invaded the
Salah Al Bardawil, spokesperson of Hamas bloc in the Palestinian Legislative Council believes that the main goal of detaining Dweik is to create a void leading to the dismantling of the Palestinian political system,
"There will be no constitutional void. There are two deputies for the Legislative Council who will go on with their functions and will convene in a session tomorrow without problem. The Zionist aim of dismantling or voiding the Palestinian political system, including the government and the legislative council will not be achieved and Palestinians are aware of it".
Fadel Hamdan, a Hamas legislator, was also abducted in Ramallah. Over eighty Palestinian legislators have been abducted by in the past several months. Almost all of them remain in jail without charges.
In a separate incident, the office of Deputy Premier Nasser Eddin Al Shaer received an envelope containing poison. Eight of his employees were transferred to a local hospital after inhaling the contents of the envelope. The envelope was addressed to the Palestinian Prime Minister Ismael Haniyeh. Haniyeh accused of attempting to assassinate him.
Al-Bardawil, says that is targeting the leaders of the Palestinian people whether by arrests or by killing
"This operation is not only a crime but also a coward way, the Israelis conducted the worst kinds of assassination. They have assassinated late President Yasser Arafat, by poisoning him, if there was a probe, it would prove that was behind his death. They also used this way of poisoning against Mr. Khaled Masha’al in
The Palestinian Legislative Council held an urgent session to discuss the possibility of the dismantling of the Palestinian Authority due to the Israeli targeting of more than half of its members.
Israeli Attacks on the
The Israeli army continued its attacks against Palestinians in the
The Israeli military has now killed 200 Palestinians, most of them civilians, since the beginning of its Operation Summer Rain on June 28. 779 have also been injured including 218 children and 24 women.
After more than forty days of closure, the Rafah border crossing was opened for a few hours, allowing only a few hundred of the over 2000 people waiting to leave Gaza Strip.
Israeli settlers also shot and killed a resident of
War on Update
The death toll in passed the one thousand marker this week, with the numbers expected to increase by the hundreds when the rubble is cleared from the ruins of villages in the south. 3,500 have been injured and a million displaced.
Over a hundred Israelis have also been killed by Hezbollah’s Katyusha rockets, including some Palestinians who hold Israeli citizenship. Over forty Israeli soldiers have been killed in southern as attempts to occupy the south.
The Israeli army obstructed the delivery of the emergency aid to southern and said it would not be responsible for the death of UN workers who attempted to repair a bridge in order to reach the south. 130,000 people, many of them elderly or infirm, have been unable to evacuate the area, while has said it will shoot anything that moves.
The Arab foreign ministers held an urgent meeting in
Siniora had first submitted this proposal to the European Union along with Egyptian and Saudi foreign ministers and Condoleezza Rice, during a meeting in
The Lebanese government approved the deployment of 15,000 troops into the south after the Israeli withdrawal. Hezbollah has approved this measure. Whether will withdraw is another question.
Several peaceful rallies were held in various cities In West Bank to protest the Israeli military offensive and the killing of civilians both in
In Beit Sahour, near
Dr Jad Issac, one of organizers said, the United Nations represents the interests of one nation only, not all the nations.
And that’s just some of the news this week in