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Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for July 09, to the 16, 2016.

Israeli Primer Netanyahu accuse Palestinian government of incitement, meanwhile Israeli troops kill one Palestinian and injuries more than 12 others this week. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

The Nonviolence Report

Let’s begin our weekly report as usual with the nonviolent activities organized in the West Bank. Many residents and their international and Israeli supporters were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation when soldiers attacked the weekly protest in the central West Bank village of al Nabi Saleh on Friday.

Troops attacked the protest at the village entrance using live rounds, tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets. Later troops stormed and fired tear gas at residents homes, many residents were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation as a result.

At the nearby villages of Bil’in and Ni’lin, Israeli soldiers attacked the protesters as soon as they reached the gate in the wall that separates local farmers from their lands. Many protesters suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation and were treated by field medics at both locations. Troops also detained three international supporters and an Israeli journalist as they attacked the protest in Ni’lin.

In the meantime, many civilians also were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation as Israeli troops attacked the weekly protest organized by the villagers of Kufer Kadum in northern West Bank.

Also on Friday, in Bethlehem, at least700 Palestinian and Israeli activists marched at the settlers’ road 60 against the Israeli occupation and the violence it creates. Combatants for peace organized the protest. Irish activists also joined the protest. The Friday protest marked the 10 anniversary of  Combatants for peace.

The Political Report

This week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, demand Palestinian Authority stop incitement as he approves more settlement construction in the West Bank. IMEMC’s Rami Al Meghari has more:


Advisor for Palestinian President, Sultan ` Abuelenein, downplayed remarks by Israeli prime minister, Benjamine Natanyahou. Natanyahou demanded halt of what he termed incitement for violence by the Palestinian Authority.


He called on Palestinian Authority’s president Mahmoud Abbas, to fire the latter’s advisor Sultan Abuelenein, for what Natyahou considered incitement by Abuelenein for violence against Israelis.


Abuelenein responded by saying that Natayhpou’s remarks are meaningless, amidst mounting Israeli violence by both Israeli settlers and soldiers, against Palestinians.


In a statement, Abuelenein maintained that Israeli soldiers have killed many Palestinians in cold blood, given orders by the Israeli soldiers. He was referring to recent orders by Israeli military to kill any Palestinian , who is suspected of harming any Israeli.


In the meantime, Egyptian foreign minister, Sameh Shukry, met last week with Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, in Tel-Aviv. The meeting was the first of it’s type in nine years and aimed at finding ways to push stalled peace process forward.


Both parties discussed latest French proposal to hold an international peace conference and the Arab peace initiative of 2002, which calls for the establishment of a Palestinian state within the 1967 border lines, including Gaza Strip, West Bank and East Jerusalem, in return for normal relations between Israel and Arab states.


In other news, Palestinian Authority is set to hold municipal elections in both Gaza and the West Bank. The ruling Hamas party in Gaza said it would make elections easy.


For IMEMC News, I am Rami Almeghari in Gaza


The West Bank and Gaza Report

The West Bank and Gaza Report

Israeli attacks, targeting West Bank Communities, this week leave one Palestinian killed and more than a dozen injured. Meanwhile Israeli fighter jets targets areas in Gaza causing damage. IMEMC’s Ghassan Bannoura reports:

Israeli soldiers shot and killed, on Wednesday at dawn, a young Palestinian man, and injured another, after the army fired several live rounds at a Palestinian car in the town of ar-Ram, north of occupied East Jerusalem.

Local sources said three Palestinians were in the car, and did not notice the deployment of Israeli soldiers, who fired many live rounds on the car, killing Anwar Salaima, 22, and seriously wounding Fares Khader Resheq, 20, while the kidnapped Palestinian has been identified as Mohammad Nassar, 20. Red Crescent Ambulances rushed to the scene of the shooting, but the soldiers refused to allow them through. Salaima was still breathing and bled to death after the soldiers refused to allow the medics to approach him.

Also on Wednesday, Israeli soldiers demolished three Palestinian homes in the al-Kharja area in Jabal al-Mokabber town, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem.

Later in the week, undercover Israeli soldiers infiltrated, on Thursday evening, into the al-Mazra’a al-Gharbiyya village, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, shot thirteen Palestinians with live fire, and kidnapped one. Moreover, Israeli soldiers shot and injured, Thursday, a young Palestinian man, and kidnapped another, after several army vehicles invaded Shu’fat refugee camp, northeast of occupied Jerusalem. The army prevented Palestinian medics from approaching the wounded man, and claimed he carried a knife.

This week, Israeli forces conducted at least 173 military invasions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and in occupied East Jerusalem. During these invasions Israeli troops kidnapped at least 146 Palestinian civilians, including 23 children.

In Gaza, Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Monday at dawn, Palestinian agricultural lands, east of Khan Younis city, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said four Israeli tanks, and three bulldozers, advanced more than 150 meters into the Palestinian lands, bulldozed some of them, and installed sand hills, close to the border fence.

Later in the week, the Israeli Air Force carried out, on Wednesday evening, two air strikes targeting Palestinian agricultural lands, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp in Central, and Johr ed-Deek area, southeast of Gaza City. The missiles hit farm lands casing damage to nearby homes.

For IMEMC News this is Ghassan Bannoura.


And that’s all for today from This Week in Palestine. This was the Weekly report July 09, to the 16, 2016. From the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit our website at www-dot-imemc-dot-org, This week’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Eman Abedraboo-Bannoura.