Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for September 10, to the 16, 2016.
This week four Palestinians killed by Israeli attacks targeting West Bank communities, meanwhile Palestinian officials condemned such attacks and called for international support. 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 protesters were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation when Israeli troops attacked nonviolent protests organized in West Bank villages.
Protests were organized this week in the northern West Bank village of Jufer Qadum in addition to of Bil’in, Ni’lin and al Nabi Saleh village in central West Bank.
This week protests were in solidarity with hunger striking political detainee held by Israel, Mohamed and Mahmoud Al Balboul, and Malak Al Qadi. All three are on hunger strike since July protesting ill-treatment and the use of administrative detention by Israel. Troops attacked protesters at all villages using tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets. As a result many protesters were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation.
The Political Report
The Palestinian Authority condemned this week recent Israeli violence in the occupied Palestinian territories. IMEMC’s Rami Al Meghari has more:
Spokesperson for the Palestinian Authority, Nabil Abu Rudaina, said Friday that the recent Israeli killing of three Palestinians in both East Jerusalem and Hebron, could reflect continued Israeli intransigence towards underway international peace efforts.
Abu Rudaina called on the international community to hold Israel responsible for failure of peace between Israel and the Palestinians and asserted on the PA’s determination to continue political struggle for the sake of legitimate Palestinian rights, mainly the right to self-determination.
Meanwhile, Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, completed an official visit to Mauritania, where he briefed officials there on latest developments in the occupied Palestinian territories. Abbas thanked the country for supporting Palestinian rights.
In the meantime, ahead of regular annual of meeting UN’s General Assembly, due next week, Islamic countries are set to ask the general assembly to address recent hunger strike by a number of Palestinian detainees , inside Israeli jails.
In the Gaza Strip, the ruling Islamist Hamas party, reacted to recent Israeli violence against Palestinians by calling for reactivating what the party called the Alquds or Jerusalem-based Palestinian uprising, against the Israeli occupation, over the West Bank and Gaza
For IMEMC. I am Rami Al Meghari in Gaza
The West Bank and Gaza Report
This week four Palestinian civilians were killed by Israeli gunfire in the West Bank meanwhile Israeli warplanes attacks targets in Gaza. IMEMC’s Ghassan Bannoura reports:
Three Palestinian civilians were killed on Friday by Israeli gunfire in separate attacks in the southern West Bank city of Hebron and in East Jerusalem.
16 year old Mohamed Al Roujbie was killed by Israeli soldiers at Tall Al Romadah military checkpoint located in Hebron old city. Troops claimed that he tried to stab them with a knife before they shoot him dead.
Earlier on Friday, Mousa Khadouri 18 was killed his fiancé Raghad Khadouri, 18, was injured when Israeli gunmen opened fire at their car near the illegal Israeli settlement of Qriat Arba in southern West Bank.
In Jerusalem on Friday midday, Sa’ed Amro, 38, from Jordan was killed when he was shot by Israeli troops inside the old city of Jerusalem. Troops also claimed that Amro was planning a stabbing attack. The circumstances of all three killings remains unclear until the time of this report.
Moreover on Thursday, 30-year-old Ahmad Al Saraheen, was reported dead after succumbing to wounds he sustained after solders shot him inside his home in the town of Beit Ola near Hebron city.
Earlier in the week, four Palestinians were injured on critically during clashes that took place on Monday evening at the village of Qusra near the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
Also on Monday, two young men suffered serious wounds after being crushed by an Israeli military vehicle in the al-Fahs area, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.
This week Israeli forces conducted at least 86 military invasions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and in occupied East Jerusalem. During these invasions troops kidnapped at least 60 Palestinian civilians, including 9 children.
In the Gaza Strip this week, The Israeli Air Force fired, on Thursday at dawn, a number of missiles into several areas, believed to be run by the Al-Qassam Brigades of Hamas, in different parts of the Gaza Strip. The attacks cased damage but no injuries.
Elsewhere, Several armored Israeli military vehicles and bulldozers invaded, on Monday morning, Palestinian agricultural lands, north of Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, bulldozed some of them and installed sand hills, in addition to firing live rounds.
For IMEMC News this is Ghassan Bannoura.
And that’s all for today from This Week in Palestine. This was the Weekly report for September 10 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.