Israeli Provocations: Ben-Gvir Raids Al-Aqsa, Controversial Weekly Meeting Underground

 May 21, 2023

Today, on Sunday, the Israeli occupation government is set to convene its weekly meeting in the tunnels of the Al-Buraq Wall, located beneath the revered Al-Aqsa Mosque. This marks the second time they have chosen this location for their meeting, the first being in 2017.

The Israeli occupation government has announced that the meeting will be overseen by the self-proclaimed Ministry of Jerusalem, aimed at endorsing projects to Judaize the city. Of primary concern is a five-year plan from 2023 to 2027, focusing on the so-called Judaizing holy wicker project.

To add on, under heavy police protection, dozens of extremist Israeli settlers, led by hard-right Israeli Minister of National Security, Itamar Ben-Gvir, forcefully entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied Jerusalem this morning.

This is the second occasion where this hawkish Israeli minister has trespassed into this Islamic holy site since assuming his ministerial position.

Asserting his authority, Ben-Gvir proclaimed, “We are in charge here,” as he roamed the site. He expressed his delight in ascending to the Temple Mount, a site of utmost significance to the Jewish people.

Following Ben-Gvir’s unauthorized entry, additional groups of Israeli Jewish settlers were permitted into the compound, where they conducted rituals under the watchful gaze of the police.

Situated in occupied Jerusalem, the Al-Aqsa Mosque holds tremendous sanctity for Muslims and is recognized as the third holiest site in Islam. Historically, it served as the original Qibla, the direction to which Muslims turned for prayer, before Mecca in Saudi Arabia became the new Qibla.

Wide Condemnations

The Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs has unequivocally condemned Itamar Ben-Gvir’s violation of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied Jerusalem. Ambassador Sinan Al-Majali, spokesperson for the Jordanian Foreign Ministry, labeled Ben-Gvir’s intrusion as “provocative, condemned, dangerous, and unacceptable.” He emphasized that it constitutes a blatant transgression of international law, as well as the established historical and legal status quo of Jerusalem and its holy sites.

Al-Majali cautioned against the continuous assaults by Israel on Islamic and Christian sacred places in Jerusalem. He also highlighted the unilateral measures of settlement expansion and daily incursions into Palestinian communities, warning that such actions could lead to further escalations, demanding immediate intervention from the international community to prevent them.

Furthermore, Al-Majali emphasized that the Al-Aqsa Mosque, encompassing its entire 144-dunum area, is a sacred place of worship for Muslims. He reiterated that the Jerusalem Awqaf and Al-Aqsa Mosque Affairs Department, affiliated with the Jordanian Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, is the legitimate authority with exclusive jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, including determining who is granted access.

Al-Majali called upon Israel, the occupying power, to cease all practices and violations in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and to refrain from any measures intended to alter the existing historical and legal status quo of this revered site.

Nabil Abu Rudeineh, spokesperson for President Mahmoud Abbas, vehemently condemned Itamar Ben-Gvir’s trespass into the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, deeming it a flagrant assault on this holy place, which will bear severe consequences.

Abu Rudeineh affirmed that attempts by Ben-Gvir and other extremists to alter the status quo of the Al-Aqsa Mosque are unequivocally condemned and rejected, and are destined to fail. He underscored that the Palestinian people will vigilantly protect their sacred site.

The presidential spokesperson stressed that Ben-Gvir’s violation demands immediate action from the international community, particularly the United States administration, to preserve the status quo in Jerusalem.

“Harming the Al-Aqsa Mosque is akin to playing with fire, and it will ignite a religious war with unimaginable consequences that will affect everyone,” he concluded.

Source: Al-Manar English Website

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Gazans flock to border in defiance of ‘Flag March’, IOF injure several

May 18 2023

Source: Agencies + Al Mayadeen

Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades target an illegal settlement with heavy gunfire.

Gazans raise Palestinian flags in protest of the so-called Israeli “Flag March”, on May 18, 2023 (Shehab agency)

By Al Mayadeen English 

Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades – Beit Ummar Rapid Response Group in occupied Al-Khalil – confirmed that it targeted the “Karmei Tzur” illegal settlement with heavy gunfire, adding that its Resistance fighters safely withdrew from the scene.

On Thursday evening, the Israeli Channel 12 reported that Israeli occupation forces arrested a 29-year-old Palestinian youth from Ramallah, under the pretext of attempting to carry out a shooting operation in occupied Al-Quds with an M16 weapon.

Earlier today, a 14-year-old Palestinian child was wounded in the foot and shoulder by Israeli occupation gunfire in the Aida refugee camp in occupied Beit Lahm.

According to local sources, Israeli occupation forces opened fire at a child who was in the Al-Muftah area at the eastern entrance to the Aida camp, where an event to commemorate the Palestinian Nakba was being organized.

In the Gaza Strip, thousands of Palestinians flocked to the Separation Wall on the Gaza border in defiance of the so-called Israeli “Flag March” in occupied Al-Quds.

Israeli occupation forces fired a barrage of gas bombs at protesters and journalists at the Malaka refugee camp, east of Gaza.

Al Mayadeen correspondent said four Palestinians were injured, one with live bullets and three with gas bombs, as a result of Israeli occupation attacks.

Khaled Al-Batsh, a Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) Movement official, told Al Mayadeen, “We assure the Israelis that the battle over Al Quds is still ongoing, and this constitutes an Israeli failure over the past 75 years to enforce a different identity or any sort of sovereignty over Al-Quds.” 

Illegal Israeli settlers organized on Thursday the so-called Israeli “Flag March”, while Al Mayadeen correspondent confirmed that Israeli Police Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir took part in the provocative march.

The settlers waved Israeli occupation flags and chanted racist slogans in Bab Al-Amoud Square, one of the most famous gates of the Old City, while Palestinians raised the Palestinian flag, in defiance of the provocative march.

Our correspondent highlighted that illegal Israeli settlers participating in the “Flag March” chanted racist slogans, calling for burning Palestinian villages and cities and forcibly expelling their residents.

In addition, Israeli occupation forces beat many Palestinian citizens and prevented the press from approaching the march’s location, where settlers planned to perform the so-called “Flag Dance”.

Israeli settlers celebrated during their “Flag March” while assaulting #Palestinians.

Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank raised the #Palestinian flag in defiance of the Israeli provocative march.

Israeli police fired a barrage of gas bombs at protesters and journalists at…— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) May 18, 2023

Al Mayadeen correspondent said Israeli occupation forces arrested eight Palestinians, including a woman, for the mere reason of raising the Palestinian flag in occupied Al-Quds.

The head of the political bureau of Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, pointed out that the Israeli entity’s mobilization from north to south to provide protection for the so-called “Flag March” reflects the fragility the entity is experiencing at the security level.

In a press statement, Haniyeh said “the Palestinian flag, which flies over our land, consolidates the identity of the homeland and its legitimate owners.”

The Hamas leader affirmed that the chapters of confrontation with the Israeli continue, and the Palestinian people will settle the account with the occupation only when the land of Palestine is liberated.

Haniyeh pointed out that the complete closure of the Old City in Al-Quds reflects the Israeli settlers’ fear of the steadfastness of the Palestinian people, stressing that what is happening now illustrates the nature of the struggle, in its religious and national dimensions.

The Palestinian Resistance factions considered the so-called “Flag March” a failed attempt by the Israeli occupation to impose its control over the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, calling for confronting the plans that target the city of Al-Quds and its sanctities.

In a joint statement, the factions stressed that the aggression targeting Al-Aqsa and Al-Quds requires an escalation of Resistance action and a great popular movement to thwart the malicious plans of the occupation.

This year’s march is taking place just days after the Israeli occupation launched an aggression on the Gaza Strip, which resulted in the martyrdom of 33 Palestinians, almost a third of whom were children and women.

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Attack by Israeli Forces in the West Bank, One Palestinian Killed and Eight Injured

May 1, 2023

By  Palestinow

Israeli occupation forces firing teargas at Palestinians in West Bank (photo from archive).

Israeli occupation forces killed a Palestinian teen and injured several people in a military raid in the Aqabat Jabr refugee camp near the West Bank city of Jericho on Monday morning.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said 17-year-old Muhammad Kamal al-Lada’a was fatally shot in the head and six others were wounded amid clashes with Israeli occupation soldiers, including three listed in serious condition.

Jibril Al-Lada’a, Palestinian teen killed by IOF on Monday (May 1) in the Aqabat Jabr refugee camp.

Footage published by Palestinian media showed a convoy of military vehicles entering the camp.

Israeli occupation forces confirmed the raid, with Israeli media reporting similar casualties.

The latest raid raised to 96 the number of Palestinian martyred by Israeli occupation forces since the start of 2023.

In separate overnight raids in other areas of the West Bank, the IOF said troops detained 15 Palestinians.

The occupation military said troops also seized an M-16 firearm and other military equipment in Bethlehem. The Palestinian Health Ministry said a 20-year-old was shot in the chest and hand by soldiers, and was listed in critical condition.

Meanwhile, Zionist settlers went ahead with provocative incursions into Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Al-Quds (Jerusalem). Backed by occupation forces, Zionist settlers broke into the courtyards of the holy compound.

Elsewhere in the village of Qaryut, south of Nablus, dozens of Zionist settlers were preparing to storm the town, backed by occupation forces.

Source: Palestinian and Israeli media (translated and edited by Al-Manar English Website)

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Turning occupation into memes; ‘Israel’s’ favorite strategy

26 Apr 2023

Source: Al Mayadeen English

By Aya Youssef 

While Israeli occupation forces kill, bomb, assault, and arrest innocent Palestinians, their social media platforms seem to be turning such heinous acts into jokes in search of desperate likes.

Young dancing soldiers, jumping on TikTok trends, memes, and jokes… it all sounds “fun” doesn’t it? 

However, if there would ever be a backstage of the Israeli occupation forces’ social media platforms, it would be a room full of blood, murderous weapons, and the bodies of thousands of murdered Palestinians. 

What happens backstage is a pure whitewashing of Israeli crimes for the sake of some desperate interaction and affection. Attacking Gaza? Let’s make an infographic about how many “terrorists” there are in the Strip. Palestinians defending themselves against Israeli attacks? Let’s film a short clip about our soldiers crying to get some emotions out of our audience. 

And this is how it works… for them… 

Know your audience: Who are they targeting? 

In 2012, Fast Company conducted an interview with IOF Spokesperson at the time, Eytan Buchman, in which he spoke about certain insights on how Israeli forces get things done regarding their social media platforms. 

During the interview, the spokesperson said the Israeli army is “a very young army” and that’s where “the innovation comes from.”

“… most people come in when they’re 18. Males serve for three years and women serve for two years. This forms a parity where people find themselves between 18 and 21 and inside military operations. The idea of flexibility and innovation is always encouraged.”

The Israeli spokesperson went on and talked about how “innovation” usually makes it to the world and how it “opens up new horizons.” He even recalled one of the soldiers who had to pay for the IOF WordPress account “using her own credit card… instead of dealing with the military bureaucracy.”

He said, during the interview, that there are “two primary interactions with social media. The first is the interactive media branch, which is responsible for outreach to different audiences online. The second is desk offices from traditional media, such as Leibovitch… In some cases, we also maintain Facebook pages and websites in specific languages in order to reach out to certain regions.”

Ironically, the spokesperson bragged about how the IOF is operating on different social media platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr, Google+, and even Pinterest in order to increase the occupation’s “legitimacy, to be transparent… to combat misinformation that being flooded out from inside Gaza.”

Legitimacy and transparency by ‘Israel’? Think again.

Whether it’s jumping on trends, trending music, or even memes, the IOF’s strategy on TikTok does the job of completely victimizing the occupier while criminalizing the occupied.

For example, in one of the TikTok videos, during New Year’s Eve, the IOF account posted a wrap-up about the year 2022, as part of the relevant TikTok trends where one would recall moments that took place during the year with background music playing A Sky Full of Stars, a song by Coldplay.

Zooming out, the video had no sight of Israeli occupation forces committing any massacres, murders, bombings, arrests, or assaults on Palestinians. The short video completely altered reality, failing to mention Israeli crimes and showcase Israeli weapons, its soldiers ‘in action’, and its warplanes.

Playing innocent, the IOF captions the video with: “This year was filled with highs and lows, but we pushed through every challenge. How was your 2022?”

The videos are endless.

In 2021, on TikTok, the IOF jumped on the “She’s Gonna Be A Victoria’s Secret Supermodel” trend where they filmed one of their tanks, with the caption: “We’re serving looks since 1948.”

Of course, the IOF will make no mention of the 1948 Nakba (catastrophe) during which Zionist gangs committed horrific massacres in Palestine against Palestinians, killing and forcefully expelling them from their motherland. This date is marked by “Israel” as its “independence”.

The only thing that “Israel” has been “serving” since 1948 is aggression, occupation, and colonization of an entire population. 

See more: Palestine.. 74 years after the Nakba

In another instance, the IOF posted a video on TikTok on Easter with an Israeli soldier running with the writing on the video “POV: Us on easter morning looking for chocolate eggs [chocolate emoji].” 

There was no context for the footage. Was it an Israeli soldier running toward a Palestinian to beat him as what always happens? If so, why chasing a Palestinian would be turned into a joke on social media? One comment said he was probably “hunting the Christians celebrating Easter.”

Empowering women? More like assaulting them

On International Women’s Day, the IOF account on TikTok posted “Women get the job done,” with a video of a girl being trained in the IOF as she is filmed going on missions while holding weapons and on a tank. At the end of the video, the girl is seen having this “dreamy” look on her face after the end of her shift, making the military occupation of Palestine look “dreamy” to the audience.

Of course, there was no mention of the following. In January this year, the Israeli occupation launched a large-scale campaign of brutal repression against Palestinian prisoners, most notably female prisoners as they were subjected to brutal practices by Israeli authorities. 

Israeli occupation forces usually brutally assault Palestinian women stationed at Al-Aqsa Mosque while harassing, expelling, and arresting many others.

If this is their definition of women empowerment, the IOF needs a whole new dictionary. 

‘Is this a parody account?’

Not a single Ramadan has passed without the Israeli occupation forces, along with the illegal settlers, attacking Palestinian worshippers. 

This Ramadan alone and for three nights in a row, the Israeli occupation forces stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque and attacked Palestinian worshippers practicing Itikaf.

Israeli forces usually carry out brutal attacks against the Holy Mosque as Palestinians practice Ramadan acts of worship inside.

During these attacks, Israeli occupation forces use rubber bullets and smoke and stun grenades against the unarmed worshippers.

On March 2023, the IOF page wished Muslims “a meaningful and peaceful holiday” with audacity. This prompted one Twitter user to question whether the account was a parody account. 

Memes to defeat the ‘enemy’: Social media 101?

On a Twitter post on Valentine’s Day, the IOF posted three photos about “Hamas’ love language” where they mentioned quotes and previous news about Hamas. One of the pictures hinted that Hamas fires rockets “without any occasion” as part of its “gift giving” while completely disregarding the Israeli attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque, in Gaza Strip, and in the West Bank. 

Iran, Hezbollah, and Hamas seem to be the IOF’s favorite opponents on their social media platforms. In one of their posts on Halloween, the IOF posted a costume for the occasion named “Hamas terrorist”, while describing what the costume includes. 

The caption that was posted was: “If you see this walking down the street, it’s not a costume…” The comments on the post varied, with some people saying this was an IOF costume and others writing “FREE PALESTINE”.

“Do YOU know what the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization in Gaza is? Watch to find out.” With this caption, the IOF decided to describe a video they posted about the Islamic Jihad Movement. The video said the Palestinian faction is focused on the “destruction of the state of Israel.”

The video received a backlash. People in the comments slammed the video with some saying, “Since when defending and dying for the liberation of your own country is terrorism?” Others stated the fact that “Israel” is an occupation by saying, “Why don’t u tell the people how u came into power? Did u not steal their land and harm Palestinian citizens?”

The IOF social media team also got on the “Little Miss” trend where people make comedic characters that sum up their personality and are called Little Miss “something”.

This was also slammed by social media users. When the IOF posted a picture that says “little miss combats terrorism in the Middle East,” people started to reply “Little Miss Terrorism in the Middle East” and “Little Miss War criminals.” In another picture of the same trend, people started commenting “Little miss makes me sick to my stomach…” and “Ethnic cleansing but make it quirky,” hinting at using memes to hide Israeli crimes against Palestinians. 

While the obsession seems to grow against whoever resists the Israeli occupation and defends the Palestinian lands, the Palestinian narrative has always triumphed and excelled over the Israeli one. 

During Seif Al-Quds Battle, many pro-Palestine accounts started to publish videos and infographics about the Israeli aggression on Gaza Strip in 2021.

Even Israeli media admitted that the most popular posts that were made then were in support of the Palestinians.

“…The most viral example had nearly 2 million likes on Bella Hadid’s Instagram page… Another popular infographic from @paliroots had over 500,000 likes. In comparison, most of the IDF’s videos and photos had likes in the tens of thousands, and only occasionally topping 100,000.”

–         The Forward 

At one point, during the Israeli aggression on Gaza Strip, the IOF social media team seemed desperate enough to copy the same format of a Pro-Palestine post while changing the whole narrative to become pure Israeli propaganda.

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Crimes hidden in emojis and hashtags 

While the IOF’s social media account may look “glorious” and “fun” to some from the outside, there is no mention of the brutal Israeli administrative detention policy, there is no mention of killing children, there is no mention of uprooting Palestinian olive trees, there is no mention of ethnically cleansing a whole indigenous population, just as there is no mention of Israeli illegal checkpoints and settlements. There is not even any mention of “Israel” being the OCCUPATION it is!

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Iran: Apartheid “Israel” Biggest Threat to Region, Muslim Nation

April 22, 2023

By Staff, Agencies

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian considered that the apartheid “Israeli” entity to be “the biggest threat to the region and the international Muslim Nation.”

Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks on Thursday in a phone call with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi.

The Iranian top diplomat also laid emphasis on the necessity for the existence of unity across the Muslim world in the face of the occupying regime, the need to cut the regime’s hands off the al-Aqsa Mosque’s compound in the holy occupied city of al-Quds’ Old City — which is Islam’s third holiest site, and the importance of complete restoration of Palestinians’ rights.

Turning to the issue of the bilateral ties, Amir-Abdollahian pointed to his visit earlier this year to Amman, and announced the Islamic Republic’s readiness for expansion of the level of relations and cooperation between the countries.

For his part, Safadi stressed his country’s support for regional peace and stability, and defense of the holy sites in Al-Quds in the face of the Zionists’ acts of aggression.

He further hailed Iran to be “an important country in the region”, pointing out that Amman attached “great importance” to further development of its ties with Tehran.

Safadi, meanwhile, welcomed the recent reconciliation agreement reached between Iran and Saudi Arabia under the auspices of China in Beijing.

Also on Thursday, Amir-Abdollahian talked on the phone with his Saudi counterpart Faisal bin Farhan.

The officials described as positive the process of underway work by the technical teams that have been exchanged mutually to lay the groundwork for the reopening of each country’s Embassy and Consulate on the other’s soil.

The Iranian official expressed hope that the Iranian Embassy in Riyadh and its Consulate General in the port city of Jeddah be opened in time before this year’s Hajj Pilgrimage.

The Saudi official said the kingdom would do its part to contribute to the prospect, and also hoped that the top diplomats would meet each other in the countries’ respective capitals in the near future.


نحو حرب تحرير شعبية.. كيف تطورت العمليات الفدائية الفلسطينية؟

نيسان 15 2023

المصدر: الميادين نت

هادي حطيط 

الخسائر الإسرائيلية في الربع الأول للعام الجاري، يفوق الخسائر الإسرائيلية في كلّ الأشهر الأولى من السنوات الماضية عقب “هبة القدس” عام 2015، الذي شهد تفاقم عمليات الطعن والدهس خلال ما عرف بـ”انتفاضة السكاكين”.

نحو حرب تحرير شعبية.. كيف تطورت العمليات الفدائية الفلسطينية؟

شهدت العمليات الفدائية الفلسطينية تصاعداً هاماً في وتيرتها ونوعيتها، منذ العدوان الإسرائيلي على غزة عام 2014، واتخذت إلى حدّ كبير طابعاً شعبياً عفوياً، تميّز بالروحية الاستشهادية عند المقاومين الشباب. ومع اندلاع “انتفاضة القدس” عام 2015،  ازداد الحديث عن أنّ الساحة الفلسطينية تشهد مرحلة جديدة أقرب إلى انتفاضة ثالثة حقيقية، تستمر بلا هوادة منذ 8 سنوات.

وقد تنوعت العمليات الفدائية الفلسطينية، واختلفت معها تفاصيل كل نوع من العمليات، وما يرتبط به من استعداد وتجهيز، وما يعنيه على مستوى قدرة الإسرائيلي على توقعه ومواجهته والحد منه.

عمليات الدهس

تشكل عمليات الدهس التي نفذها فلسطينيون ضد المستوطنين وضد جنود الاحتلال قلقاً كبيراً لسلطات الاحتلال، فخلال 14 عملية حصلت خلال عام 2022، بحسب الإحصاءات الفلسطينية، تضاف إليها عمليتان نوعيتان في 2023، في تل أبيب والقدس المحتلة، خلفتا قتيلين و11 مصاباً إسرائيلياً.

وتعتبر عمليات الدهس من أصعب العمليات على الاحتلال، إذ تشكل خطورة كبيرة على أفراده مستوطنين وجنوداً، كما أنّ منعها شبه مستحيل، ولا تحتاج إلى أيّ استعداد لوجستي خاص أو عتاد أو أسلحة، ما يعتبر رعباً حقيقياً لأجهزة أمن الاحتلال.

عمليات الطعن والاشتباك بالسلاح الأبيض

وبالإضافة إلى عمليات الدهس، شكلت عمليات الطعن، التي انتشرت بشكل واسع عقب انتفاضة القدس عام 2015، سبباً آخر لإضعاف فعالية أجهزة أمن الاحتلال ضد العمليات الفدائية الفلسطينية، مع 36 عملية طعن ضد المحتل تم توثيقها خلال العام 2022، فضلاً عن أنّ عملية طعن قاتلة تمّ توثيقها في شباط/فبراير الفائت، أدّت إلى مقتل عنصر من شرطة الاحتلال.

وتعدّ عملية الالتحام المباشر مع الاحتلال بواسطة السكين من العمليات القاسية والمؤثرة، إذ قد لا يتطلب الإعداد لتنفيذها أكثر من سكين مطبخ، يخفيه الرجل أو المرأة الفلسطينية في حقيبة أو كم، وأن يقترب إلى درجة كافية من أحد المستوطنين أو الجنود.

وقد اعتمد بعض الفدائيين الفلسطينيين أسلوباً جمع بين النوعين، كما حصل في هجوم بئر السبع في 22 آذار/مارس 2022، عندما دهس منفذ العملية مستوطناً إسرائيلياً، ثم طعن ثلاثة آخرين، ما أدى إلى مقتل 4 إسرائيليين بينهم شرطة.

إطلاق النار

كما كان للاشتباكات المسلحة أهميتها الخاصة هذين العامين، إذ تزايدت بشكل خاص وتيرة إطلاق النار على حواجز الاحتلال ومواقعه وتجمعات عناصره، من قبل عناصر فلسطينية في الضفة الغربية المحتلة والداخل. وأدت عمليات إطلاق النار والاشتباك المسلح مع الاحتلال ومستوطنيه، والتي وصل عددها إلى نحو 650 حالة إطلاق نار موثّقة ضدّ قوات الاحتلال، إلى عشرات القتلى والجرحى الإسرائيليين.

وكان لعملية النبي يعقوب الفدائية، في القدس المحتلة، والتي نفذها الشهيد خيري علقم رداً على ارتكاب العدو مجزرة جنين قبلها بيوم، أثر هائل في أوساط الاحتلال، بعد أن قُتل فيها 7 إسرائيليين وأصيب 3 بجروح، وأدّت إلى بلبلة في أوساط المؤسسة الأمنية الإسرائيلية وتفاقم الضغط على حكومة نتنياهو الجديدة.

وتعدّ عمليات إطلاق النار الأخطر والأقسى على الاحتلال، لقدرتها على إيقاع أكبر عدد من الإصابات القاتلة، ويعتمد فيها المنفذون بشكل أساسي على انتشار السلاح الحربي في الداخل المحتل، وعلى بعض الأسلحة المصنعة محلياً بشكل جزئي، كرشاش الكارلو، وعلى المسدسات الحربية.

وفيما يراهن الاحتلال على تتبع مصادر التسليح وقطع خطوط الإمداد والتهريب، ويريد إقرار قوانين تقيد وصول الفلسطينيين للأسلحة، نجحت بعض العمليات التي اعتمدت على هجوم مزدوج في إيقاع خسائر كبيرة في صفوف مستوطني الاحتلال وجنوده، كما تمكن بعض المنفذين من الانسحاب بسلام من مكان تنفيذ العملية، ونجحوا في توجيه ضربات إضافية قبل الاشتباك مع الجنود والمستوطنين.

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كما شكّلت العبوات الناسفة نقلة نوعية العام الفائت بالتحديد، بعدما انفجرت عبوتان ناسفتان في محطتي حافلات في القدس المحتلة، قُتل فيها إسرائيلي وأصيب 19 آخرون بجروح بينها 4 خطيرة.

وكان للانفجار الذي وقع عند مفترق مجيدو شمالي فلسطين المحتلة، الشهر الفائت، تبعات خطيرة على أمن الاحتلال، لا سيما بعد كشف أنّ الانفجار الذي وقع نفّذه فدائي تسلل من الحدود الشمالية، وهو ما شكّل سابقة أنذرت بفتح جبهة جديدة للاحتلال بالإضافة إلى مناطق الداخل المحتل والضفة الغربية والقدس المحتلة وغزة.

وتشكل العبوات الناسفة سبباً حقيقياً لقلق الاحتلال، إذ يخشى قادته ومستوطنوه من عودة عمليات التفجير التي فتكت بالكيان خلال الانتفاضة الثانية. وبالرغم من أنّ الاحتلال يتتبع بشكل دقيق كافة المواد التي يمكن أن يستفاد منها لبناء قنبلة، وييتبع مصادرها ومبيعاتها، ولكنّ قدرات المقاومة على خرق أمنيات العدو باتت تزداد يوماً بعد يوم.

وسبق أن أعلن الاحتلال إسقاط طائرات مسيرة تحمل أسلحة ومواد متفجرة، قادمة من جهة الأردن وسوريا، كما ألقت القبض على شحنات من الأسلحة كان يتم تهريبها إلى فلسطين المحتلة عبر الحدود مع لبنان، ما دفع قادته إلى التساءل عن حجم ما لم يتمّ كشفه من عمليات إيصال الأسلحة، لا سيما مع إعلان صريح من قبل قادة محور المقاومة عن التوجه إلى مزيد من دعم الضفة الغربية بالسلاح.

تطور خسائر الاحتلال جراء العمليات الفدائية الفلسطينية

21 قتيلاً إسرائيلياً في أول 4 أشهر من 2023

شهد الربع الأول من عام 2023 تفاقماً هائلاً في عدد الخسائر البشرية الإسرائيلية نتيجة العمليات الفدائية الفلسطينية، إذ وصل عدد قتلى الاحتلال إلى 21 قتيلاً وعشرات الجرحى، بعد أن قُتلت 3 مستوطنات في عملية الأغوار في الأسبوع الأول من الشهر الجاري، وقتل آخر جراء جراح سابقة تعرض لها في عملية دهس في تل أبيب.

ويفوق رقم الخسائر الإسرائيلية في الربع الأول للعام الجاري، الخسائر الإسرائيلية في كلّ الأشهر الأولى من السنوات الماضية عقب “هبة القدس” عام 2015، حتى نفس العام 2015، الذي شهد تفاقم عمليات الطعن والدهس خلال ما عرف بـ”انتفاضة السكاكين”، وأدى إلى سقوط 29 قتيلاً إسرائيلياً خلال عام.

ويستمرّ بالتالي الخط التصاعدي للقتلى الإسرائيليين من خلال العمليات الفدائية، إذ قتل 3 إسرائيليين عام 2020، و 21 إسرائيلياً عام 2021، و30 إسرائيلياً عام 2022، فيما يبدو أن العدد هذا العام مرشّحٌ لمزيد من الارتفاع، في حال استمرت الوتيرة على ما هي عليه من التوتر والتصعيد من قبل الاحتلال ضد الفلسطينيين.

ومن أبرز العمليات التي شهدها العام الفائت كانت عملية “بئر السبع”، حيث قتل 4 مستوطنين إسرائيليين وأصيب آخرون، في عملية طعن ودهس، نفذها الفدائي محمد أبو القيعان.

كما شكلت عملية “الخضيرة”، بالتزامن مع “قمة النقب” التي عقدتها تل أبيب بمشاركة الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية و4 دول عربية مطبعة مع الاحتلال، هي مصر والإمارات والمغرب والبحرين، نقلة نوعية في طبيعة العمليات واتصالها بتوجهات القيادة السياسية للمقاومة الفلسطينية، حيث أدّت إلى مقتل جنديين إسرائيليين، واستشهاد المنفذين أيمن وإبراهيم إغبارية.

حصيلة العمليات الفدائية الفلسطينية عام 2022

دلالات الأرقام ونوعية العمليات

لم يترك قادة الاحتلال مجالاً للتعبير عن مخاوفهم من استمرار العمليات الفدائية وتفاقم آثارها المادية والنفسية على كيان الاحتلال ومستوطنيه إلا وعبّروا عنه، إذ أكّد كبار ضباطه وسياسييه أنّ العمليات الأخيرة كبدت الكيان “خسائر فادحة”، واعتبروا أنّ الامر بات “أصعب من انتفاضة”، وأنّ الإسرائيليين يعيشون “مأساةً مستمرة”.

ومع ازدياد الحديث عن إجراءات جديدة تتضمن نشر الجيش في المناطق المدنية، وتسليح المستوطنين، والتشدد ضد التسلح غير المرخص مقابل فتح باب التراخيص للإسرائيليين وزيادة عدد الشرطة الذين يجوبون الشوارع بلباس مدني، ورفع مستوى العمل الاستخباري ضد المشتبه بهم، يخشى العديد من قادة الاحتلال أنّ الكيان يتجه نحو أن يكون كياناً بوليسياً موصوفاً، يعيش فيه الإسرائيليون في قلق دائم.

ولا تقتصر أضرار هذه الإجراءات على الأثر النفسي عند المستوطنين، بل تتعداه إلى أن تكون سبباً لإبعاد الاحتلال أكثر فأكثر عن المعايير المستهدفة من السعادة والأمن والرفاهية والجاذبية السياحية، التي يحاول تثبيتها منذ عقود.

كما تساهم الإجراءات الإرهابية للشرطة والمستوطنين، انفعالاً على هذه العمليات، في تظهير الصورة الإرهابية للإسرائيليين في الدول الغربية والأوساط العالمية، والتي بات يعاني جراءها قادة الاحتلال من حظر للسفر إلى العديد من البلدان، بينها بلدان أوروبية.

وتأتي هذه العمليات في وقت تتفاقم فيه الانقسامات الداخلية الإسرائيلية، حيث أدّت غلى أن يتبادل أطراف السياسة الإسرائيلية الاتهامات بشان المسؤولية عن هذه العمليات والفشل الأمني الإسرائيلي في منعها أو الحدّ منها.

وفي وقت يؤكد نتنياهو وحكومته أنه سيستمرّ بالضغط على الفلسطينيين، وممارسة الحصار والإرهاب ضد كافة أشكال الحياة الطبيعية لأصحاب الأرض في فلسطين، فإنّ الخيار الوحيد أمام الشعب الفلسطيني هو الانتفاض ضد الاحتلال ومراكمة الفعل المقاوم والعمليات الموجعة، وصولاً إلى يوم قد تفتح فيه الحرب الشعبية لتحرير فلسطين أبوابها.

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Sayyed Nasrallah Threatens Netanyahu: You Will See! (Video)

 April 14, 2023

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah responded to the threats of the Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu by similarly saying in an intimidating tone, “You Will See!”

Sayyed Nasrallah abstained from commenting on the missile fire from Southern Lebanon at the Zionist settlements, stressing that reassuring the Zionist enemy is forbidden.

Hezbollah will resort to silence and avoid clarifying the missile fire from Southern Lebanon in order to keep ‘Israel’ confused and terrified, according to the Resistance Leader.

Sayyed Nasrallah indicated that the Israelis themselves acknowledge that the response to the missile fire from Lebanon was feeble due to the balance of deterrence maintained by the Resistance, highlighting the strategic reflection of the Zionist keenness on avoiding any direct clash with Hezbollah.

“The Israelis have boasted the only achievement of avoiding any direct clash with Hezbollah.”

Sayyed Nasrallah said that the Israeli raids did not target any site for Hezbollah or Hamas, but that an irrigation canal and a banana farm were hit.

His eminence maintained that all the Israeli threats are useless, rather they reinforce the Resistance commitment to accumulate all the required capabilities in order to sustain the balance of deterrence and confront any Zionist aggression on Lebanon.

Any Zionist attack on the Lebanese territories or any person present in Lebanon will be responded to without any hesitation, Sayyed Nasrallah maintained.

Addressing Hezbollah central ceremony marking International Quds Day in Beirut’s Dahiyeh, Sayyed Nasrallah warned the Israeli enemy of any folly against Al-Aqsa Mosque, Al-Quds, West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon or Syria may lead to an all-out war in the whole region.

Sayyed Nasrallah stressed that Imam Khomeini announced Al-Quds International Day more than 40 years ago in order to be an occasion of voicing and expressing solidarity with Palestine.

Sayyed Nasrallah indicated that marking Al-Quds International Day sends a message of solidarity with the sacrificing Palestinian people, adding that Muslims and Christians as well as Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Church of Resurrection in Palestine are not left alone.

His eminence pointed out that Marking Al-Quds International Day is also aimed at intimidating the Israeli enemy that feels concerned and has made void threats to all the surrounding countries.

Hezbollah Secretary General highlighted the developments that occurred since last year’s Al-Quds Day and reviewed their effects on the Palestinian cause.

To begin with, Sayyed Nasrallah underlined the recession of the US hegemony all over the world, shedding light on the Venezuelan sample.

America was obliged to back off in Venezuela after a political and economic siege, according to Sayyed Nasrallah.

Sayyed Nasrallah indicated that one of the most important factors behind the regional changes is the milestone US defeat in Afghanistan, “which was wailed by the Israeli officials”.

Sayyed Nasrallah stressed that ‘Israel’, Gulf states, and other regional countries have become convinced that the US is unreliable for protection, adding that some Arab countries have started to consider dialogue and agreement as a way to maintain the regional stability.

Sayyed Nasrallah noted that USA is now concentrating on the confrontation with Russia and China more than Eastern Asia and the Middle East, adding that this is worrying the Israelis.

Such developments move towards a multipolar world system that cannot be ruled by the USA alone, according to Sayyed Nasrallah.

Sayyed Nasrallah pointed out that the US administration moves according to its interests, adding that it even imposed the normalization deals on the Arab countries and that the Israeli officials falsely claim they have made this “achievement”.

The US political decline will lead to the decline of the normalization deals as well as the Israeli deterrence power and strategic status.

The powerful emergence of the axis of the resistance from the global war run by the US which employed states and criminal organizations will affect the conflict with the Israeli enemy, Sayyed Nasrallah said, recalling the bets on the collapse of the the Resistance coalition.

Sayyed Nasrallah highlighted Syria’s recovery and the restoration of its diplomatic ties with a number of the Arab countries, including Algeria, Tunisia, Saudi, UAE and Egypt, mentioning also the issue of Syria’s return to the Arab League and the Turkish endeavor to normalize relations with Damascus.

Sayyed Nasrallah emphasized that Yemen, which we have supported since the beginning of the war in 2015, is witnessing positive developments pertaining the peace talks, noting that this would leave positive effects on the axis of resistance, Palestine and Al-Quds.

Hezbollah Chief hailed Algeria’s return to support the Palestinian cause displayed by the expelling of the Zionist delegation from the African Union Summit,

Sayyed Nasrallah highlighted Iraq’s considerable recovery from its crises, adding that the axis of resistance bets on the Iraqi people support to the Palestinian cause and underlining their enormous human and materialistic capabilities.

Sayyed Nasrallah also mentioned Iran development and steadfastness in face of the siege, isolation and recent trivial riots, adding that the Iranian-Saudi agreement has speedily started showing its positive outcomes.

Sayyed Nasrallah indicated that Iran-KSA pact frustrated the normalization schemes and the Israeli plot to establish coalition against Iran, adding that the concentration of the attack on the Islamic Republic is caused by the fact that it is the main supporter of the regional countries and resistance movements.

Hezbollah Leader indicated that the recent rift which appeared in the Zionist entity over the judicial amendments which reflect an existential war waged by Netanyahu and the right groups against the rest of the political parties.

This war would have turned to be bloody had not the US administration interfered few weeks ago to prevent the escalation would threatened the army, businessmen and all the Zionist society, according to Sayyed Nasrallah, who also highlighted the lack of confidence in the Israeli army and the military readiness to make sacrifices for the sake of the occupation entity.

Sayyed Nasrallah stressed that the escalating armed resistance in the West Bank, the popular steadfastness, sacrifice and support to the resistance fighters inside and outside Palestine, the youths participation in the heroic clashes with the Zionist occupation forces despite the discrepancy of military capabilities, the Palestinian persistence and insistence on defending Al-Aqsa Mosque in spite of the Israeli aggression versus the Zionist confusion and fear, and the growing capabilities of the resistance in the Gaza have maintained the certainty of victory.

Sayyed Nasrallah indicated that Syria considers several factors before deciding a response to the Israeli raids as its army units are deployed along hundreds of kilometers in face of the terrorist groups, warning Israeli enemy must beware that Syria may get rid of the current formula and respond at a certain time to the Zionist raids.

West Bank

Hezbollah Secretary General reiterated that the West Bank is indeed the shield of Al-Quds and Al-Aqsa Mosque, calling for supporting the West Bank and its resistance financially and militarily in order to sustain its steadfastness.

Sayyed Nasrallah asserted that all who can dispatch weapons to the West Bank, must do that, adding that the political support provided by the Arab and Muslim states is also important.

Sayyed Nasrallah warned the US and ‘Israel’ against any folly in the region will lead to a major war, warning the Zionist enemy against tampering with the Islamic and Christian sanctities in Palestine.

Source: Al-Manar English Website

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Sayyed Nasrallah: Supporting Armed Resistance in West Bank is a Priority

 April 13, 2023

The Al-Quds Tribune event, which convenes the leaders of the Resistance Axis movements in Lebanon, Palestine, Yemen, Iraq, and Bahrain, has commenced on Thursday with resounding zeal.

This annual affair, held on the momentous occasion of International Al-Quds Day, transpires amidst the backdrop of ongoing and wide-reaching events unfurling in the occupied Palestinian territories, punctuated by a brazen Zionist endeavor to commandeer and Judaize Al-Aqsa Mosque.

This gathering of eminent and valiant leaders serves as a powerful testament to the unity that pervades the arenas of resistance throughout the Islamic world, as well as to the nation’s steadfast readiness to expend all that is dear and precious to safeguard its sacred domains and thwart the pernicious schemes of Zionist Judaization.

Assembled in solidarity, these leaders avow to hold steadfast to their cause, unyielding in their determination to fight until liberation is secured, and to establish a bright future replete with freedom, dignity, and justice for all.

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah stressed that marking Al-Quds Day is part of the battle aimed at liberating the entire Palestine from the Israeli occupation.

Sayyed Nasrallah indicated that, year after year, it is reaffirmed that that marking International Quds Day, which was declared by Imam Khomeini more than 40 years ago and confirmed by Imam Khamenei, is an essential and real part of the great battle that our nation and people have waged in order to liberate Jerusalem and Palestine, all of Palestine.

The axis of resistance and all its components–states, movements, and people have been always at the forefront of the battle.

Sayyed Nasrallah pointed that, every year on the last Friday of the month of Ramadan, all minds, hearts, wills, feelings, arenas, squares, fronts, fists, forearms, platforms, voices, throats, and pens converge on the centrality of Al-Quds and its cause as well as the project to  restore it from the clutches of the occupation.

His eminence highlighted the importance of taking into consideration all the annual developments in the occupation entity, the region as well as the whole world, considering that all those developments serve the resistance battle against the Israeli occupation and the US hegemony.

Sayyed Nasrallah said that, internationally, the world is moving steadily towards a multipolar world order, which ends the hegemony of the one pole, represented by the United States of America, the absolute protector of the Zionist entity

Sayyed Nasrallah highlighted also the latest developments of the confrontation in Ukraine, the conflict between Russia and NATO as well as USA, the escalating tensions between China and the United States of America, and the European confusion in this regard.

Regionally, Sayyed Nasrallah underscored the importance of the Iranian-Saudi agreement in China, stressing that it reflects the failure of terrorist schemes and the tendency to maintain calm and run dialogues to resolve differences.

Hezbollah Secretary General also noted that the latest regional developments block all the sedition ways which harm the Umma and serve the Zionist schemes, maintaining that the restored contacts between some Arab countries and Syria would negatively affect the normalization path and the Israeli plot to establish an Arab axis to confront the axis of resistance.

Sayyed Nasrallah stressed that Hezbollah has been tracking the Zionist crises for several years, adding that the extent of differences and divisions in the occupation entity is unprecedented since 1948.

Sayyed Nasrallah stressed that the escalating armed resistance in the West Bank, the popular support to the resistance fighters inside and outside Palestine, the youths participation in the clashes with the Zionst occupation forces, the Palestinian persistence and insistence versus the Zionist confusion and fear, and the growing capabilities of the resistance in the Gaza have maintained the fraternity of victory.

Sayyed Nasrallah concluded his address by reiterating he importance of militarily supporting the Palestinian resistance in West Bank which comprises Al-Quds shield and protects the Islamic and Christian sanctities in the Holy City.

Hezbollah Secretray General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah

The Secretary-General of the Islamic Jihad Movement, Ziyad al-Nakhalah, delivered a powerful speech during the annual ‘Tribune of Al-Quds’ activity, highlighting the significance of International Al-Quds Day.

“Quds Day summarizes history, abbreviates geography, and becomes the title of the rise of a nation that possesses absolute certainty of victory and the liberation of Palestine, Al-Quds (Jerusalem) and its mosque (Al-Aqsa),” he proclaimed.

Al-Nakhalah expressed his concern over the continued oppression and bloodshed in Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa mosque. He emphasized that the Zionist invaders are constantly trampling on everything that is sacred to the Palestinian people. Furthermore, he called on the Arab and Muslim nations to recognize the reality of the situation and join the resistance against the usurping regime of Israel.

“On Quds Day, here are the arenas of resistance confirming their presence and support for the Palestinian people and resistance,” Al-Nakhalah stated. He expressed his confidence that the resistance will continue to raise its flag everywhere and that the Palestinian people will remain steadfast in their struggle for freedom.

He concluded by affirming the unwavering commitment to unity “as a nation with a unified message, and we declare that Al-Quds is our symbol of determination and resilience.” “We vow to continue our fight for liberation until victory is achieved, and Al-Quds remains the beacon of hope for our cause,” he ended up saying.

Islamic Jihad Chief Ziad Nakhala

In his address at the annual Al-Quds Tribune event on the occasion of International Al-Quds Day, Archbishop Atallah Hanna of the Greek Orthodox Church emphasized that Al-Quds is a trust in the necks of all people. He asserted that unity among Palestinians is a powerful force, and that they will remain united in this holy city, regardless of religious differences.

The Archbishop further denounced the conspiracy of those who storm Al-Aqsa and seek to violate its sanctities, be they Islamic or Christian, and emphasized that the occupation seeks to uproot and alienate the Palestinian people and obliterate the features of the city. Nevertheless, Archbishop Hanna reiterated that the occupation will not succeed in its plans because the Palestinian people will remain steadfast in their defence of their rights and principles.

“Jerusalem is the symbol of the unity of Christian and Muslim sons who coexist in the city, and it represents a crucial address for the Palestinian people,” he said.

Archbishop Hanna issued an appeal to all Christian and Muslim religious authorities for the need of interaction, cooperation, and consultation to preserve the sanctity of Jerusalem, which is the cradle of their shared history, heritage, and identity. He stressed that Al-Quds Day is an opportunity to remind everyone of their responsibilities towards Al-Quds, the city that awaits the return of the Palestinian people, so that it can once again become the capital of Palestine and a destination for free people everywhere. “Despite the conspiracies and the ambitions of the occupation, the Palestinian people remain determined to remain in their homeland, defending their sacred part of the world in the name of the entire nation.”

Archbishop Atallah Hanna of the Greek Orthodox Church

For his part, the esteemed Sheikh Ekrima Sabri, renowned preacher of the revered Al-Aqsa Mosque, emphasized the importance of Jerusalem in our daily lives, stressing that it must be firmly rooted in our hearts, souls, and minds at all times.

Speaking at the annual “Al-Quds Tribune” event, commemorating the momentous occasion of International Al-Quds Day, Sheikh Sabri emphasized that Jerusalem is not only the axis of Palestine but also the focal point of the Islamic world. He further expounded that the cause of Al-Quds is an unyielding and indelible one, an issue that will persist as long as there are individuals who believe in it and hold it as the center of their aspirations.

Sheikh Ekrima Sabri

Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim emphasized the significance of International Al-Quds Day and its potential to bring the nation together on the truth, righteousness, and piety. He stressed the importance of uniting behind the noble mosques of Al-Aqsa and the Holy Mosque, which attract the hearts of the nation and hold a connection to the missionary role of the Messenger of God and Islam. Sheikh Qassim noted that the issue of Al-Aqsa Mosque, Al-Quds, and Palestine is not only an issue for Muslims but also an issue for all of humanity.

Despite the political troubles faced by the Bahraini people, Sheikh Qassim affirmed that Islam and the Islamic countries hold a significant position in the mentality, psyche, and will of the people, and they remain committed to supporting the truth and justice of every cause of Islam, Muslims, and their lands. Sheikh Qassim expressed his greetings and support to the resistance youth in the West Bank and Al-Quds and all resistance fighters on behalf of Palestine, Al-Quds, and Al-Aqsa. He stated that the entire nation that is sincere with them will support them along the line as long as life lasts.

Sheikh Isa Qassem

Source: Al-Manar English Website

Netanyahu Surrenders: Jewish Settlers Banned from Al-Aqsa until End of Ramadan

April 12, 2023

By Staff, Agencies

Surrendering to the Palestinian resistance’s threats and being unable to act in front of Al-Aqsa worshippers steadfastness, “Israeli” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced a ban to the entity’s settlers break through into the Holy Al-Aqsa Mosque until the end of Ramadan.

“Israeli” police officials confirmed that the decision was made by the prime minister, who decided to adopt a policy similar to that implemented in previous years – closing al-Aqsa during the last ten days of the month of Ramadan.

 A statement from Netanyahu’s office said the decision was reached after “a comprehensive situation assessment with the heads of the security branches” and Netanyahu, War Minister Yoav Gallant and so-called “National” Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir.

However, Ben-Gvir responded to Netanyahu’s decision, saying, “The prime minister’s decision to close the ‘Temple Mount’ to Jews due to the wave of ‘terrorism’ is a serious mistake that will not bring peace, but may only escalate the situation.”

“When ‘terrorism’ strikes us – we must strike it back with tremendous force, not surrender to it and its whims,” Ben-Gvir lamented.

Two Palestinians Martyred in Nablus as ‘Israel’ Bans Settlers from Al-Aqsa till End of Ramadan

April 11, 2023

Two Palestinians were martyred by the Zionist gunfire on Tuesday during a clash in Deir Al-Hatab village in eastern Nablus.

The Israeli occupation forces detained the bodies of the two martyrs, claiming that they had opened fire at Elon Moreh settlement.

A fresh wave of violent clashes broke out early this morning between Palestinian resistance fighters and Israeli occupation forces in the vicinity of Jenin camp in the occupied West Bank.

Palestinian media reported that the occupation army dispatched a force to the outskirts of the camp, which then deployed snipers on rooftops, leading to the violent confrontations.

Several people were reportedly injured during this conflict. The occupation forces arrested the son of Maher Turkman, who is accused of carrying out the first Jordan Valley operation along with his martyred son and captive nephew.

In the midst of this, Palestinian resistance fighters reportedly detonated an explosive device during the occupation’s attempted storming, causing direct casualties.

Zionist Occupation Authorities Ban Settlers from Storming Al-Aqsa till End of Ramadan

The Zionist settlers will be banned from the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied Al-Quds (Jerusalem) until the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said on Tuesday.

Before the decision, terrorist settler attacks on Al-Aqsa continued, as hundreds began at dawn today storming the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The settlers were led by former Knesset member Yehuda Glick and were attempting to enter the Mosque during the “Jewish Passover holiday”.

The occupation forces stationed at the mosque gates continued to prevent many worshippers from entering to perform the Fajr prayer. While the Mosque was open, those under 50 years old were not allowed to enter, according to one of its guards.

Meanwhile, Hamas Resistance Movement called on Palestinians to perform religious observance (Itikaf) at Al-Aqsa Mosque during the last ten days of the Holy month of Ramadan, warning the Israeli enemy that any folly against the Holy Shrine would destabilize the whole region.

In recent weeks, calls to storm Al-Aqsa have grown, with some illegal settler groups offering financial rewards for those who could do so.

Furthermore, dozens of illegal Israeli settlers stormed the Mosque on Monday under heavy protection from Israeli occupation forces.

The Palestinians have long been subjected to land seizures, home demolitions, and general disruption of their daily lives. The current situation with the Al-Aqsa Mosque is yet another flashpoint in this ongoing conflict.

The storming of the Mosque by Israeli occupation forces has been condemned by many around the world.

Source: Palestinian media (Translated and edited by Al-Manar English Website)

Al-Aqsa Provocations Proceed as Resistance Heroically Confronts Israeli Raids in West Bank

 April 10, 2023

Israeli vehicle near Aqbat Jabr camp during a raid by occupation forces (Monday, April 10, 2023).

Palestinian resistance fighters were on Monday confronting Israeli raids in Nablus and near Jericho in the West Bank, as provocative incursions by Zionist settlers at Al-Aqsa Mosque proceeded.

A Palestinian youth was martyred and several others were injured as Israeli occupation forces raided Aqbat Jabr refugee camp, southwest of Jericho.

The Israeli raid prompted fierce clashes with Palestinians who rushed to defend the camp.

The latest Israeli offensive took the number of Palestinians martyred by Israeli fire since start of 2023 to more than 95.
Elsewhere in Nablus, an Israeli officer and a soldier were injured as Palestinian resistance repelled a pre-dawn raid in the northern West Bank city, Israeli media reported.
Nablus-based Lions’ Den resistance group announced its fighters engaged in a clash with occupation forces who raided the city.

Palestinian media reported that a Palestinian, named Abdul Rahman Akouba, was arrested and several Palestinians were wounded during the raid.

Israeli occupation military said troops came under fire by Palestinian fighters as they were exiting the city, The Times of Israel reported, adding that two military vehicles were hit.

Meanwhile, groups of Zionist settlers stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Al-Quds (Jerusalem), guarded by Israeli occupation forces.

So far, more than 1,500 Zionist settlers stormed the holy compound, Al-Qastal Palestinian media outlet reported.

Overnight, Israeli occupation forces attacked Palestinian women at the holy Mosque, forcing them to leave the compound.

On the other hand, hundreds of IOF-backed Israeli settlers blocked Route 60, the main north-south road for Palestinian traffic in the occupied West Bank, near the town of Huwwara in the occupied West Bank.

Israeli Minister of Finance Bezalel Smotrich and so-called National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir as well as five other Israeli ministers joined the settlers in a provocation to Palestinian people.

Settlers stomrs Jabal Sbeih near Nablus, with occupation forces firing tear gas at residents of Palestinian town of Beita.

Palestinian Red Crescent announced that 56 Palestinians suffocated from tear gas.

Earlier on Sunday, Head of the Hamas politburo Ismail Hnaiyeh wrapped his visit to Lebanon, where he met Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah. The two leaders voiced readiness of the Axis of Resistance to confront Israeli aggression in Palestine with all means.

Source: Palestinian and Israeli media (translated and edited by Al-Manar English Website)

As Resistance Grows and Unites, ‘Israel’ Continues to Lose!

Apr 10, 2023

By Mohammad Youssef

The ‘Israeli’ occupation in Palestine is not at its best. The occupiers are rather in their worst days ever on so many levels internally and internationally.

Over the past two weeks they suffered huge moral and material losses after they have received devastating blows because of the resistance operations in different parts of Palestine.

The ‘Israelis’ nowadays are overwhelmed with the incessant flow of operations against its forces and settlers.

Never before the resistance operations have been as coordinated and planned as they are today. This will add up quantitively and qualitatively to the resistance work.

Moreover, the continuous rise of the Palestinian people against their occupiers have redirected the world attention to Palestine.

This has put the Palestinian cause at the forefront of the events and proved all the ‘Israeli’ efforts to break their will are in vain.

Moreover, the spread of the resistance operations all over Palestine and the unity of the different fronts all over have shown clearly that no matter how hard the enemies and their collaborators with their black propaganda have tried to mislead the Islamic ummah about its first cause, Muslims still prioritize Palestine as their first and most important cause.

Still internally, the deep divisions among the ‘Israelis’ and the continuous demonstrations against Zionist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his team have left deep scars on the face of the criminal regime.

The inflammatory rhetoric by Netanyahu against the Palestinians, coupled with the continuous settler aggressions against the Aqsa Mosque, is putting the whole region on the verge of a huge eruption that no one can predict its consequences.

This is pushing the whole region into a war that might extend and include many fronts.

On the international level, ‘Israel’ continues to lose dramatically its legitimacy in the eyes of the international community. The horrible crimes its forces are perpetrating are very shocking and raised more awareness about the criminal nature of its apartheid regime.

The western countries that give unconditional support to ‘Israel’ feel themselves incapable to deal with this incessant intolerable torrent of hostilities and aggression by the ‘Israeli’ occupiers.

On the eve of the commemoration of the International Quds Day, which is observed every year in the last Friday of every month of Ramadan of the lunar calendar, it is expected that the ‘Israelis’, pushed and supported by their government, will most likely escalate their attacks and storming against the mosque and the worshippers there. If ‘Israel’ does this then it puts itself in a tough place. Muslims are ready to defend their sacred places and this includes millions of people all over the region and the world.

At any rate, a new path has been ushered in, a path that will add up strength, and more importantly trust and credibility to the Axis of Resistance in the region.

We all are expecting and going to see one clear result sooner than ever, the full liberation of Palestine, all Palestine from the river to the sea.

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Sayyed Nasrallah, Haniyeh discuss Palestine developments

9 Apr 2023

Source: Al Mayadeen Net

By Al Mayadeen English 

Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah meets with Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh, and the leaders discussed the latest developments in occupied Palestine.

  • Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, right, meeting with Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh, in Beirut, Lebanon, June 29, 2021. (AP)

Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah received on Saturday Hamas the chief of Hamas’s Political Bureau, Ismail Haniyeh, and his deputy, Saleh Al-Arouri, both of whom were heading a Hamas delegation.

Sayyed Nasrallah discussed with the Hamas delegation the latest developments in occupied Palestine and the incidents that were taking place in Al-Aqsa Mosque, as well as the uptick in resistance in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip, Hezbollah’s media relations office said in a statement.

The parties to the meeting discussed the latest regional political developments, as well as the preparedness of the axis of resistance and the coordination and cooperation of all of its members in the face of the latest challenges.

The meeting comes in light of tensions in Al-Aqsa Mosque over the continuous Israeli raids against it, as well as the brutalization of Palestinians stationing themselves in the holy site.

The Israeli occupation forces on Sunday turned the courtyards of Al-Aqsa mosque into military barracks in a bid to provide protection for the illegal settlers storming the Muslim holy site on the fourth day of Passover.

The Islamic Endowments Department in Al-Quds said scores of settlers stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque in Groups from the Moroccan Gate, adding that they carried out provocative tours and performed some rites under the protection of the Israeli occupation forces.

Occupied Al-Quds has witnessed stark tensions since the onset of the week, which kicked off with the Israeli occupation raiding the holy site and assaulting the Palestinians who are stationed there as part of the religious practice of Itikaf.

The IOF’s provocations sent settlers into a frenzy, with Israeli media reporting that the current situation resembled the time leading up to the Seif Al-Quds battle, adding that “an incident in Al-Aqsa can also be dragged into a wide confrontation” this time.

The first round of aggression spurred up a week of Israeli violence and Palestinian confrontation that spread all over the occupied state in various forms, from rallies to resistance operations.

The raids have drawn international condemnation and sparked concerns within the Israeli occupation about the severity of the security situation and how the occupation’s actions were backfiring.

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Iran’s Raeisi urges Muslim nations to forge united front against Israel

Sunday, 09 April 2023 6:23 PM  [ Last Update: Sunday, 09 April 2023 6:30 PM ]

The combined photo shows Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi (R) and his Algerian counterpart Abdelmadjid Tebboune. (Photo by

Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi says Muslim nations should strengthen cooperation and form a united front against Israel to support the Palestinian people.

“Iran and Algeria have close and common positions on regional and global issues, especially on the issue of Palestine and the rights of the oppressed people of this country,” Raeisi said in a phone conversation with Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Sunday.

Tensions have been running high since Tuesday night, when dozens of heavily armed Israeli forces stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque compound before firing tear gas and stun grenades into the Qibli prayer hall, where hundreds of men, women, elderly people, and children were staying overnight to pray. Some eyewitnesses said rubber-coated steel bullets were also fired.

Israeli officers then beat worshipers with batons and riot guns, wounding many, before arresting them.

Within less than 24 hours, the regime’s forces staged a second attack against the Palestinian worshipers at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

In response to the Israeli aggression on al-Aqsa, more than 30 rockets were fired towards the occupied territories from southern Lebanon on Thursday, with the occupying regime targeting Gaza and positions of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas in Lebanon.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Raeisi hailed growing relations between Tehran and Algiers and expressed hope that the two sides would promote relations, particularly in the trade and economic sectors.

The Algerian president, for his part, said the oppressed Palestinian people are suffering from savage acts of the Israeli regime during the holy month of Ramadan.

Tebboune expressed hope that the Palestinian people would be saved from the Zionists’ oppression in cooperation with Muslim countries.

In a phone call with his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad earlier in the day, Raeisi said the world order is changing in favor of the resistance front and against the global arrogance and the Israeli regime.

“The crimes of this regime (Israel) are a sign of its weakness and desperation and it is proof that the future is bright and promising for the resistance front,” Raeisi added.

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Resistance Confronts Israeli Tripartite Aggression in Al-Quds, Gaza, Lebanon

 April 7, 2023

Smoke rise in south Lebanon following Israeli strikes on open areas on Thursday, April 7, 2023 (photo by Al-Manar reporter Ali Shoeib).

The Israeli occupation goes ahead with its aggression in Palestine’s Gaza and Al-Quds, with Lebanon coming on the scene on Friday as Israeli warplanes launch several strikes on the country’s south.

Al-Manar correspondent Samer Hajj Ali said three Israeli strikes targeted at dawn on Thursday open areas in Qlayle, Ras Al-Ein and region surrounding Rashidiyya refugee camp.

For its part, the Israeli occupation military confirmed the strikes, claiming they targeted “infrastructure” of Hamas resistance movement in Lebanon.

Israeli army will not allow Hamas “to operate from Lebanon and considers the state of Lebanon responsible for all fire from its territory,” the occupation military said in a statement.

Al-Manar reporter Ali Shoeib posted a photo showing damage caused by the strikes on an open area in Qlayle valley and the vicinity of Rashidiyya camp.

Following the strike, Hamas issued a statement, stressing that the Israeli occupation bears full responsibility for the attack on Rashidiyya camp.

It stressed that the attack represents the true image of the Israeli occupation’s criminality.


Meanwhile in Al-Quds (Jerusalem), thousands of Palestinian worshipers defied Israeli attacks and repressive measures and performed Al-Fajr (dawn) prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Following the prayers, Palestinians took to courtyards of the holy compound and held a protest, voicing support to the resistance and chanting anti-Israel slogans.

Earlier, Al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of Islamic Jihad Palestinian resistance movement, warned the Israeli enemy that Al-Aqsa Mosque is a red line.

In a video, Al-Quds Brigades fighters were shown preparing rockets to fire at the occupied territories in a clear warning to the Israeli occupation.

The video was concluded with a statement in Arabic and Hebrew: “Al-Aqsa is a red line.”

Meanwhile, Al-Quds Brigades spokesman Abu Hamza that the resistance is proceeding its retaliation in support of Al-Quds (Jerusalem) and Al-Aqsa Mosque.

On his Telegram account, Abu Hamza said: “Our Jihad is going ahead.”

Gaza Strikes

On the other hand, Gaza was subjected to aerial attacks that targeted several areas across the coastal enclave, with the Paslestinian resistance retaliating with firing rockets at the settlements bordering Gaza.

Palestinian media reported several strikes across Gaza, as the occupation military claimed targeting sites belonging to Hamas.

The resistance, meanwhile, fired several barrages of rockets at Israeli settlements bordering Gaza, with Israeli media reporting that at least 40 missiles were launched.

Source: Palestinian adn Israeli media (translated and edited by Al-Manr English Website)

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Following Killing of Two Jewish Settlers in Jordan Valley, a Palestinian Attack Targets Tel Aviv

April 7, 2023

One was killed and five others were wounded in a shooting and car-ramming attack near the Tel Aviv beach. (Photo: via QNN)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff

One was killed and five others were wounded in a shooting and car-ramming attack near the Tel Aviv beach on Friday.

The attacker, believed to be a Palestinian named Yousef Abu Jaber, is reportedly in a serious condition. It is not clear, however, if Abu Jaber is responsible for both attacks, as news emerging from Israeli media is conflicting.

According to Israeli Channel 14, a gunman opened fire in Tel Aviv killing one and injuring two others. In a separate operation, a car-ramming attack led to the wounding of other Israelis.

Following the latest operations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instructed Israeli police to enlist all reserve units in the border guards and to recruit additional forces to confront what he called the wave of terrorism.

The Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth said that the commander of the border guards has already summoned four additional units, to be added to the current six units in operation.

Earlier in the day, Israel said that two settlers were killed and a third was seriously wounded in an attack in the Hamra area, east of the town of Tubas, in the Jordan Valley (northwest of the occupied West Bank).

These events followed a very intense day that saw the firing of rockets from both Gaza and South Lebanon towards Israel. Consequently, the Israeli military bombed many targets in Gaza and Lebanon.

Palestinian Resistance groups say that firing rockets was a retaliation to the Israeli raids against Al-Aqsa Mosque starting on Wednesday, leading to the wounding of many Palestinians and the arrest of hundreds.

Some analysts in both Israel and Palestine say that the Israeli violence in Jerusalem was intended to create a distraction from Netanyahu’s biggest political crisis in years, where hundreds of thousands of Israelis have been protesting measures taken by Israel’s rightwing government coalition.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

Palestinian Resistance Strikes ‘Painfully’: Shooting Kills 3 Israelis, Seriously Injures Another

 April 7, 2023

Scene of the shooting in Jordan Valley (Friday, April 7, 2023).

Three Israelis were killed and another was seriously hurt on Friday in a West Bank shooting described by Israeli media as “painful”.

Israeli media reported that three Israeli women were shot in a drive-by-shooting attack in the Jordan Valley region.

Two succumbed to their wounds, Israeli officials confirmed, while the third was in critical condition. Later on, Zionist media indicated that the third settler also died.

Ynet reported that the car which was hit by bullets had lost control and crashed and hit another vehicle on the road, citing emergency teams.

The Israelis were shot in their vehicle near the Hamra Junction i24News reported. It quoted eyewitnesses as saying that one of the two attackers approached the vehicle after the initial salvo that left the women hurt and fired at a point-blank range.

Israeli occupation military confirmed that the incident represents a “terrorist attack” and said they launched a manhunt after the attacker, who apparently fled on foot.

After the shooting, Israel Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai called on licensed gun Israeli owners to carry them.

Resistance movements hailed the operation, stressing that it comes as a natural response to the continuous Israeli aggression against Palestinian people in Al-Aqsa.

Hamas spokesman in Al-Quds Mohammad Hamade said the shooting proves the resistance’s swift response to Israeli crimes and its capability to hit sensitive security targets across the Zionist entity.

Tensions are on the rise across the Zionist entity as Palestinian people are determined to go ahead with all forms of resistance against the Israeli occupation.

Friday’s attack attack comes few hours after Israeli occupation struck Gaza and Lebanon and went ahead with its aggression in Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Al-Quds.

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‘Israeli’ Analysis: Hezbollah SG Raises the Bet Value

April 7, 2023

By Al-Ahed News

‘Israel’ Hayom military affairs expert Lilach Shoval described the launching of 34 rockets from South Lebanon to the Western Galilee yesterday afternoon is undoubtedly the most dangerous security incident that took place in this sector since July 2006 War, considering the immediate explanation of the rocket launching is that of a Palestinian response to the unfolding events in the Aqsa Mosque and part of sympathy after the violations committed against the holy site.

“In the northern arena, the situation is more complicated,” Shoval said, adding that Hezbollah Secretary General His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah threatened to respond to any ‘Israeli’ action on the Lebanese territories, with his warning supported by tens of thousands of rockets that are directed at ‘Israel.’

According to the ‘Israeli’ expert, Hezbollah SG’s threats to answer any ‘Israeli’ action against Lebanon or Lebanese citizens have pushed Tel Aviv for several months to curb its action repeatedly. “Hence, among the several incidents, ‘Israel’ didn’t answer the launching of unmanned drones towards the ‘Karish’ Field some months ago, and preferred apparently an indirect action the like of the attacks on Syria, in response to the latest incident in ‘Megiddo.’

Additionally, ‘Israel’s’ policies of containing and indirect response have majorly boosted [Sayyed] Nasrallah’s self-esteem, in which he raised the value of his bet. This was added to the eroding ‘Israeli’ deterrence, especially in wake of the internal tension caused by Benjamin Netanyahu government’s attempts to pass the so-called ‘judicial reforms’, which were faced by massive protests as well as tension between Washington and Tel Aviv, according to Shoval.

“From now on, ‘Israel’ cannot continue the policy of containment and self-restraint, since launching 34 rockets makes a dramatic shift in the situation,” the expert said. Shoval also referred to the security discussions within the enemy’s entity to study the way of responding, first on the level of the Army and Shabak, then with the war minister, until Netanyahu ordered the cabined to convene although the ‘Israeli’ officials made their best in the past months to avoid responding through strikes in Lebanon. This was because they were aware that any ‘Israeli’ action in Lebanon will lead to a Hezbollah reaction. In this respect, Shoval underlined how difficult it is to see ‘Israel’ succeed this time in evading a military response in Lebanon.

“The main dilemma for the decisionmakers is how to reduce, as much as possible, the chance of an inclusive escalation of the situation,” Shoval said, pointing, however, to that despite the ‘Israeli’ desire to limit the response with the Palestinians, it is important to remind that in the past time the ‘Israeli’ military responded to the Palestinian source of launching from Lebanon in August 2021, Hezbollah responded by launching 19 rockets towards the occupied Shebaa Farms.

She further concluded that “the main goals of the ‘Israeli’ security establishment is to calm the situation majorly in al-Quds, and respond in the Gaza Strip and Lebanon without going to a war. However, according to Shoval, it is very hard to expect the dynamism of the events in Lebanon, and it is definite that we might find ourselves engaged in several fighting days, or even more.

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Israeli Human Rights Violations Occupied Palestine (Weekly Update 30 March – 05 April 2023)

April 6, 2023

Violation of right to life and bodily integrity:

4 Palestinians, one of them from the Negev, were killed, and 16 others were wounded, including two children while dozens of others suffocated in the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) attacks in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), including East Jerusalem. Details are as follows:

On 01 April 2023, Mohammad Rateb Baradhiya (23) was killed after IOF opened fire at him and his vehicle that he was driving.  His vehicle crashed into an IOF military vehicle parked on the side of the Bypass Road (60) near the entrance to Beit Ummar in Hebron. IOF announced that they opened fire at a Palestinian, who carried out a run-over attack that injured two soldiers. IOF kept the body of Baradhiya and took it with them.

On 31 March 2023, Mohammad Khaled Al-‘Osaibi (26), a doctor from Houra village in Negev  in Israel, was killed with several live bullets fired by IOF from a distance of 1-meter, after altercations erupted between him and an Israeli police officer during interrogation at the Chain Gate leading to Al-Aqsa Mosque.  He was detained at the time IOF was trying to evacuate the area after Tarawih prayers. IOF claimed that Al-‘Osaibi snatched a weapon from a police officer and used it to open fire. As a result, the police officers fired several bullets at him and immediately killed him.  While IOF were evacuating the area, they assaulted shopkeepers and Palestinians by beating and pushing them and destroying the goods of some shops, and arrested a Palestinian in central Qattanin Market after severely beating him.

03 April 2023, Mohammad Naser Sa’eed (21) and Mohammad Mustafa ‘Ali Abu Baker (42), from Nablus, both members of the Palestinian armed groups, were killed by IOF’s fire during clashes after the latter’s incursion into Al-Makhfiyya neighborhood in Nablus and cordoning one of the houses. During the incursion, IOF broke into several apartments, interrogated their residents, and unleashed a detection dog at a university student, biting his left leg while interrogating his colleague. Before withdrawal, IOF arrested two Palestinians, claiming that they were “wanted”.

Meanwhile, those injured were victims of excessive use of force that accompanied IOF incursions into cities and villages or suppression of peaceful protests organized by Palestinian civilians, and they were as follows:

On 30 March 2023, 2 Palestinians were injured during clashes with IOF after the latter’s incursion into Qabatiya in Jenin. Before withdrawal, IOF arrested Palestinians.

On the same day, dozens of players and spectators suffocated and fainted due to tear gas inhalation, after IOF heavily fired tear gas canisters at Faisal Al-Hussini Stadium in Al-Ram village in occupied East Jerusalem. The incident coincided with the presence of the Turkish Ambassador inside the stadium to watch the match along with Jibril Rajoub, President of the Palestinian Football Association (PFA).

On 31 March 2023, 3 Palestinians, including two children, were injured during IOF’s suppression of Kafr Qaddoum weekly protest in northern Qalqilya.

On 02 April 2023, a Palestinian was injured with a rubber-coated metal bullet in the chest during clashes with IOF in the town of Beit Ummar in Hebron.

On 04 April 2023, 3 Palestinians were injured; one of them was seriously wounded after being shot with a live bullet in the abdomen, during clashes with IOF, after the latter’s raid on Dheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem. Before withdrawing, IOF broke into dozens of residential homes and arrested 7 Palestinians, including a woman.

On the same day, an undercover Israeli force dressed like Palestinian civilians, opened fire at ‘Omar Ibrahim Abu Mayyalah (15), after claiming that he attempted to put a Molotov Cocktail inside a vehicle belonging to the settlement outpost guards, in conjunction with the clashes with IOF in Silwan, East Jerusalem. As a result, Abu Mayyalah was wounded with a live bullet, and while people tried to provide him first aid and take him to Al-Makassed Hospital in Al-Tur neighborhood via a private vehicle, IOF chased them, closed the streets, raided the Hospital, arrested the child, and referred him to Hadassah Al-Issawiya Hospital. Also, IOF arrested 6 Palestinians after chasing young men and boys and raiding several homes.

During this week, confrontations with IOF repeatedly broke out, where tear gas canisters were fired. As a result, dozens were suffocated during IOF’s raids of Hebron neighborhoods.

In the Gaza Strip, 5 Palestinians were injured with live bullets, and others suffocated, after IOF stationed along the security fence in eastern Gaza, opened fire at them and fired tear gas canisters at a youth gathering in Malka area, east of Al-Zaytoun neighborhood, to commemorate Earth Day on 30 March 2023. Also, 6 IOF shootings were reported on agricultural lands in eastern Gaza, and 8 shootings were reported on fishing boats off the Western Gaza shores. IOF carried out several airstrikes and artillery shelling targeting two sites of the Palestinian armed groups and border control points, east of the Gaza Strip at dawn on 05 April 2023, causing damage but no injuries.

So far in 2023, IOF attacks killed 93 Palestinians, including 47 civilians; 15 of them were children, a woman, and the rest were members of the Palestinian armed groups, including 2 children, 6 killed by settlers, and one died in Israeli prisons. Meanwhile, 414 Palestinians, including 56 children, 2 women and 10 journalists, were injured.

Al-Aqsa Mosque Raid

On the evening of 04 April 2023, IOF raided al-Aqsa Mosque and its praying halls, violently assaulted Palestinian worshipers inside the mosque and in its yards and fired stun grenades and rubber bullets at them until dawn of the following day. IOF also arrested and attacked more than 400 Palestinians, including 65 children, after cordoning off and storming al-Qibli Mosque, assaulting the worshipers and severely beating them with batons and helmets, sustaining dozens of them bruises and wounds. Afterwards, IOF released 397 detainees, on the condition of deportation from Al-Aqsa and the Old, after conducting field investigations, and kept the rest in detention. (Details available at PCHR’s press release).

On 05 April 2023, IOF arrested journalist Wahbi Kamel Makiya (39), when he was trying to cover the raid of Al-Aqsa Mosque, and document IOF assaults on the worshipers while securing the settlers’ raids on the first day of Jewish Passover.

In the evening, IOF re-stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque, and assaulted worshipers with stun grenades, tear gas canisters and rubber bullets. Following Tarawih prayer, IOF surrounded Al-Qibli Mosque, attacked worshipers, forced them out of the prayer hall and did not allow them to perform Witr prayer which is usually performed after Tarawih. IOF then forced all those present at the Mosque’sl doors and violently beat them with sticks. Minutes later, the heavily-armed forces raided al-Qibli Mosque amid heavy firing of rubber-coated bullets, assaulted the worshipers inside while performing Witr prayer, severely beat them with sticks, and fired rubber bullets and stun grenades inside to force them to leave immediately. As soon as the worshipers left Al-Qibli Mosque, Israeli Special Forces chased them in the Mosque’s yards to force them out via Al-Aqsa gates. They also chased them outside the gates, beat them with sticks and pushed them especially at Al-Asbat gate (Lions Gate), Hitta Gate (Remission Gate) and Chain Gate.

It should be noted that IOF, since the beginning of Ramadan, prevent Palestinians from performing I’tikaaf prayers and staying in Al-Aqsa Mosque after performing Tarawih prayers.  They force them to leave and prevent them entry to the Mosque until the dawn prayer.

Land razing, demolitions, and notices

On 30 March 2023, IOF demolished a 170-sqm under-construction house and a 30-sqm barracks during the latter’s raid into Al-Nuwaimeh village in Jericho, under the pretext of unlicensed construction. It is noteworthy that the owner of the house has a wife and 7 children.

Since the beginning of 2023, IOF made 64 families homeless, a total of 406 persons, including 81 women and 183 children. This was the outcome of IOF demolition of 67 houses; 16 were forcibly self-demolished by their owners and 6 were demolished on grounds of collective punishment. IOF also demolished 58 other civilian objects, razed other property, and delivered dozens of notices of demolition and cease-construction in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.

Settler-attacks and retaliatory acts

Settlers carried out 6 attacks against Palestinians and their property in the West Bank, including uprooting and burning trees and wounding a Palestinian woman after attacking her with stones. Details are as follows:

On 31 March 2023, settlers uprooted 400 olive and grape seedlings from the agricultural lands in Al-Khader village, southwest of Bethlehem. On 03 April 2023, settlers broke into the area again and uprooted 40 more olive trees and stole them.

On 01 April 2023, settlers uprooted branches of 20 olive trees in Khalayel Al-Luz village, south of Bethlehem.

On 02 April 2023, settlers, protected by IOF, attacked lands and homes of citizens in Sha’ab Al-Sir area in Hebron, burned 20 old olive trees, and attacked Palestinians’ homes with stones.  As a result, a woman was injured with a stone in her abdomen. When the villagers tried to confront them, IOF intervened and fired teargas canisters at them. Later, the settlers withdrew, but they returned in the next 2 days and attacked the Palestinians’ home.

Since the beginning of the year, settlers have conducted at least 168 attacks against Palestinian civilians and their property. As a result, 6 Palestinians were killed, and dozens of others were injured; most of them after being beaten and thrown with stones. Also, dozens of houses, vehicles and civilian facilities were set ablaze.

IOF incursions and arrests of Palestinian civilians:

IOF carried out 229 into the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem. Those incursions included raids and searches of civilian houses and facilities and establishment of checkpoints. During those incursions, 547 Palestinians were arrested, including 69 children, 2 women and a journalist. Most of the arrests were in the city of Jerusalem, the largest was an arrest campaign that targeted hundreds of Palestinians after being assaulted inside Al-Qibli Mosque in al-Aqsa Mosque at dawn on 05 April 2023.

So far in 2023, IOF conducted 2806 incursions into the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, during which 1790 Palestinians were arrested, including 23 women and 227 children.  Also, IOF arrested 23 Palestinians from the Gaza Strip; 6 were fishermen and 14 were trying to infiltrate into Israel, and 3 travelers at Erez Crossing. IOF also conducted 9 incursions.

Israeli closure, restrictions on freedom of movement and collective punishment

Israeli occupation maintains its illegal and inhuman 16-year closure on the Gaza Strip. Details available in PCHR’s monthly-update in the Gaza crossings.

On 05 April 2023, in the evening, IOF imposed a comprehensive closure on the West Bank, and closed the crossings with the Gaza Strip to be later opened on 08 April 2023 under the pretext of the Jewish Passover holiday.

In the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, IOF continue to impose restrictions on the freedom of movement. On top of its 110 permanent checkpoints, IOF established 124 temporary military checkpoints in the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, and arrested 7 Palestinians at those checkpoints.

For the second week in a row, IOF continue to impose a closure on Huwara village, southeast of Nablus, after announcing it a “closed military zone” on 25 March 2023, and imposed a cordon on it. They closed the internal streets with sand berms, established more checkpoints and placed cement cubes on the village’s main street, as part of the collective punishment policy following the shooting attack against IOF in the village. IOF’s restrictions extended to affect all Nablus, as they closed all military checkpoints leading to the village, rendering entry into the city almost impossible.

On 03 April 2023, IOF closed the entrance to Beita village adjacent to Huwara village, southeast of Nablus with berms, cement blocks and an electronic detector gate  and denied entry into the village.

So far in 2023, IOF established 1682 temporary military checkpoints and arrested 70 Palestinians at those checkpoints.

IOF on high alert after bombing sites in Gaza, Resistance responds

April 5, 2023 

Source: Agencies

By Al Mayadeen English 

The Israeli occupation army describes this day as “very sensitive and dangerous.”

Israeli agression on Gaza Strip on Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Al Mayadeen correspondent in Gaza reported on Wednesday that the Israeli occupation carried out air aggression at dawn targeting several Palestinian Resistance sites.

The warplanes bombed the Abu Jrad site south of the strip, the Badr site in its west, and the west of Al-Nuseirat camp.

Israeli occupation forces also bombed a site east of Al-Fukhari in Khan Yunis in the southern Strip, in addition to shelling a field control point in Beit Lahia in the northern Strip with artillery.

According to our correspondent in Gaza, the Israeli aggression on Resistance sites in the Strip did not result in any casualties.

On its part, Israeli media said sirens were sounded in the illegal settlement of “Maboim” in the Gaza envelope.

National Resistance Brigades in Gaza and Al-Nasser Salah Al-Din Brigades announced the bombing of the occupied city of Asqalan with a missile.

Our correspondent said the Israeli occupation military was put on high alert on all fronts and borders, declaring it “a sensitive and dangerous day” and calling on all settlers of the Gaza envelope settlements to stay in shelters.

Israeli media also reported that 10 rockets were fired Tuesday night and Wednesday morning from the Gaza Strip toward the Gaza envelope settlements.

Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported that “Israel” wants to carry out a limited response to the rocket fire from Gaza to avoid escalation on the eve of the “Jewish Passover holiday.”

Earlier, the Palestinian Resistance launched two salvoes of rockets from Gaza toward the ’48 occupied Palestinian territories, with reports saying that several artillery shells hit Israeli military targets.

Israeli media reported that explosions were heard in the illegal settlement of “Sderot” in the Gaza envelope.

The rocket launches came after the Israeli occupation forces raided Wednesday dawn Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Al-Quds and assaulted the Palestinians who are stationed there as part of the religious practice of Itikaf, which is one of the acts of worship during the holy month of Ramadan.

Israeli occupation police later announced the arrest of 350 worshippers from Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Concurrently with the incursion, Al Mayadeen correspondent reported that the Israeli occupation forces cut the power off Al-Qibli prayer hall despite hundreds of Palestinians being stationed there.

In light of the raid, Palestinian media reported multiple injuries in the prayer hall, amid calls for medics to attend to the injuries, which the IOF prevented from doing.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society reported that seven injuries were recorded, with numerous signs of beating and rubber bullet wounds being found on the victims’ bodies outside of Al-Aqsa compound. The emergency service also reported that two injuries were transported to nearby hospitals due to their severity.

Videos shared by worshippers from inside the Mosque show Palestinians being brutally beaten in their place of worship, prompting them to respond to the Israeli occupation using fireworks and stones.

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