Egyptian policeman’s operation part of multifront war: Israeli media

June 4, 2023

Source: Al Mayadeen Net + Agencies

By Al Mayadeen English 

Israeli media points out that the operation at the Egyptian border is “part of the erosion of Israeli deterrence”.

An Israeli occupation soldier closes a gate leading to the border in a military base following a shooting operation on the Egyptian border, Saturday, June 3, 2023 (AP)

The Egyptian policeman who carried out the operation on Saturday set up at least 3 ambush sites after he managed to cross 1.5km inside occupied Palestinian territory where he shot and killed three Israeli occupation soldiers, Israeli media reported revealing new details on the operation.

The media outlets indicated that the first ambush was set after his infiltration where he killed the first two soldiers, the second was when the forces arrived in the morning looking for the missing unit where he shot and killed the third soldier,  while the third was when he confronted the occupation reinforcements that ended with his martyrdom.

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“The Egyptian policeman did not enter the border through a hole in the fence and did not climb it, but entered through an emergency corridor designated for the passage of Israeli forces to the Egyptian side of the border in case of need,” the media said. 

The last contact established with the two soldiers who were at an observation post was at 4:15 am, and after 5 hours, at about 9:00 am, they were found dead on site.

“It was a drone that later spotted the policeman, who was one and a half kilometers deep inside the border after he infiltrated, and the confrontation and exchange of fire began with him then, where he managed to kill the third soldier.”

Tough questions

The Israeli media raised questions regarding Egyptian soldiers’ operation on the border, noting that the questions “start from infiltration to killing soldiers without being discovered, to surprising the incoming units again and killing the third soldier.”

The Israeli Channel 12 correspondent, Tamir Steinman, said: “We remained with the difficult questions related to the incident,” asking: “How can it happen that an Egyptian policeman infiltrated into Israel and killed two soldiers without causing any disturbance, and after that, it took so long until the army discovered that there was an exceptional incident.” 

“More than an hour passed until they realized that two fighters had been shot, and when they arrived at the area and started the search process while they were on alert, the same Egyptian soldier surprised them again and caused another death.”  

In turn, the former head of the Operations Division of the Israeli occupation army, Israel Ziv, to the media outlet that “the Egyptian soldier operation must be investigated, as it is a very bad incident with unbearable results.”  

“A lot of things must be investigated, including the problem of the response time, as it was slow,” he added, pointing out that there is “a problem also with control [of the area], as there are technological means at the scene of the accident.”

The multifront war

Regarding the repercussions of the event on the Israeli occupation, Israeli media confirmed that the operation on the Egyptian border “weakens Israeli deterrence,” noting that “it cannot be separated from the time period in which we are in, which is the multifront issue and the turmoil on all fronts.”  

In response to a question about whether this type of operation was not prepared for by “Israel”, the political commentator, Ari Shavit, told Channel 13 that this operation was “a difficult and bad incident.” 

He pointed out that an incident of this kind with such results “unfortunately raises questions, as the process cannot be separated from a period in which we are talking about multiple arenas, meaning that our enemies are trying to heat up all fronts.”

He stressed that this type of event is “part of the erosion of Israeli deterrence, and it is also part of the process of gradual heating of water, so it is important to know what happened. Although it is a local incident, it weakens something of the image of our deterrence, which is very important to strengthen and renew.”  

Earlier, officials in the Israeli military commented on the Egyptian border incident by saying that “the defense concept of the Israeli army collapsed,” noting that “the Egyptian soldier was able to return to Egyptian territory, but he waited hours in Israel to carry out other operations against the Israeli army.”

This came at a time when the Israeli media reported that the shooting by the Egyptian policeman ” was planned,” noting that there was no direct link between the “drug thwarting operation” and the shooting that killed three Israelis.

“The Egyptian policeman “practically succeeded in causing severe results,” the occupation media concluded.

Security affairs expert Yossi Melman told Channel 12, “If it turns out that the Egyptian soldier crossed the border and waited for the Israeli soldiers, this is a double failure for the Israeli army,” adding that “the joint investigation [with Egypt] will not answer difficult questions.”  

Pointing out that it is very difficult for an Egyptian policeman to cross the border, Melman asked: “How did the surveillance personnel not detect him? Where are the sensors in the fence, where are the cameras there, and what were the intentions of the policeman?” 

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Sayyed Nasrallah Warns “Israel”: Don’t Make Wrong Calculations, Any Mistake might Blow up Entire Region

May 25, 2023

Translated By Staff

Hezbollah Secretary General His Eminence Sayyed Nasrallah delivered on Thursday a speech as Lebanon celebrates the 23rd anniversary of the Resistance and Liberation Day.

At the beginning of his televised speech, Sayyed Nasrallah viewed that that ‘Resistance and Liberation Day’ is a great occasion that reminds of the great victory that was achieved in Lebanon. “The Resistance and Liberation Day is a great occasion that recalls the majestic victory which was achieved in Lebanon on this day.”

He further congratulated the Lebanese people on the beautiful and dear occasion. In addition, His Eminence thanked the Lebanese Army, the Security Forces, the Palestinian factions, and all presidents and political powers that supported the resistance, and thanks Iran and Syria who supported and are still supporting the resistance and all its leaders

Moreover, the Resistance Leader thanked all those who contributed to the victory a top of whom are the martyrs, the wounded, the liberated detainees, the Mujahideen and all their families.

Sayyed Nasrallah also thanked all the people who remained defiant and embraced, supported, and protected the resistance in all the Lebanese regions especially South Lebanon and Beqaa.

“After the withdrawal from Lebanon in 2000, and the withdrawal from Gaza, there is nothing called ‘Great Israel’,” he said, noting that “Today, ‘Israel’ hides behind walls and fire, and it’s unable to impose its conditions in any negotiations with the Palestinian people.”

Meanwhile, His Eminence underlined that “Those who suspect that the battle against our enemy has finished are mistaken as there is part of our land which is still under occupation.”

Sayyed Nasrallah highlighted the necessity of commemorating this occasion by saying: “The Lebanese generations and all people must be reminded that this victory was not granted, but was instead an outcome of long years of sacrifices.”

He also warned that Some sides seek to waste the achieved victory. “We have to prevent this.”

In addition, Hezbollah Secretary General clarified that “Our struggle dates back to May 17, which means the wrong choices, and May 15, which is the Day of Nakba, and reaches May 25th, which represents the right choices.”

“After the withdrawal from Lebanon in 2000, and the withdrawal from Gaza, there is nothing called ‘Great Israel’,” he confirmed, noting that “The occupation entity’s transformations, which was supposed to be strong and dominant, are the results of the long struggle and the history of sacrifices.”

Sayyed Nasrallah went on to say: “‘Israel’ has no interest in a multipolar world, but rather a one-pole world led by the US.”

“‘Israel’s’ internal division comes at a time the resistance axis enjoys great cohesion and steadfastness,” he stressed, pointing out that “Among the goals of the global war on Syria was to oust it from the axis of resistance.”

According to His Eminence, “The Iranian president’s positions during his latest visit to Syria after 12 years of global war on it confirm the coherence of the axis of resistance.”

Regarding the axis of the resistance’s strength, the Resistance Leader assured that “The pillar of resistance is the human, who believes in his cause and right and who possesses bravery and daring. The axis of resistance has an excellent human capacity as well as spirit in Gaza, Al-Quds, the West Bank, and the entire region.”

Commenting on the recent “Israeli” threats, Sayyed Nasrallah sent sounding messages: “The ‘Israeli’ has miscalculations if he thinks that the great war will be with the Palestinians only or the Lebanese only.

He further responded to “Israeli” PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s threats, by affirming: “You are not the ones who threaten with the great war, but we are the ones threatening you with it.”

On this level, His Eminence unveiled that “Any great war will include all borders and its areas and fields will be narrowed by hundreds of thousands of fighters, and we have tremendous superiority when we tackle the human aspect.”

Moving to the disturbed “Israeli” internal arena, Sayyed Nasrallah explained that “Today, there is a loss of confidence in the entity’s institutions, while our people have overwhelming confidence in the resistance leaders, movements, and countries, as they are ready to sacrifice the lives of their children in this path.”

“One of our strong points is the ‘Israeli’ enemy’s internal front, which is facing an ideological retreat,” he stated, noting that “One of the important transformations is that the ‘Israeli’ internal front is weak and feeble, and that the ‘Israelis’ are ready and seek to flee.”

His Eminence also viewed that “There is hope more than ever to liberate Palestine from the river to the sea. The enemy’s entity has lost its historic leaders.”

Assuring that the deterrence equation is what protects Lebanon, the Resistance Leader asserted that “The ‘Israelis’ backtracked their latest threats due to fear in the settlements and after Hezbollah’s latest wargames. Netanyahu has failed to restore deterrence through the latest Gaza confrontation. ‘Israel’ resorted to escalating its rhetoric after the failure in Gaza.”

On this level, he urged the “Israeli” enemy’s premier, war minister and army chief to be careful and not to make wrong calculations.

“We’re confident and certain that Palestine will be liberated and that we will pray in Al-Aqsa Mosque, as the occupying entity is moving towards demise,” His Eminence reiterated, noting that “Among the major transformations is the development of the resistance’s military capabilities, an example of which is what we have in Lebanon.”

Sayyed Nasrallah estimated that “The one who should fear the great war is ‘Israel’,” underlining that “The ‘Israelis’ failed to strengthen their deterrence and realized that they would pay the price for every attack.”

Moreover, he disclosed that “The “Israelis” retreated from their threats because of the decline in the touristic activity and the ‘shekel’ against the dollar.”

“The enemy must fear, pay attention and not be dragged to any miscalculation by committing any mistake in any country that might lead to a great war,” he added, noting that “The great war in the region will move the ‘Israeli” entity to the abyss and to its demise.”

To “Israel”, Sayyed Nasrallah sent a clear threat “The ‘Israelis’ must know that none of the resistance movements fears them. Any mistake might blow up the entire region.”

Calling on all Lebanese to put bickering aside amid the presence of a true protection umbrella for Lebanon. The resistance Leader underscored that “The ‘army, people and resistance’ equation protected Lebanon as security remains a prerequisite for any economic and political treatment.”

He also viewed that “The ‘Israeli’ entity managed to normalize relations with some Arab regimes, but it was unable to normalize relations with the Arab people. The occupation realized that the Arab regimes are incapable of imposing normalization on their people.”

Moving to the internal Lebanese arena, Sayyed Nasrallah called again the Lebanese to return to dialogue to address their crises. “The regional equations call for optimism,” he added.

His Eminence commented on the issue of ‘the Banque du Liban’s’ Governor: Either he steps down himself or the judiciary takes responsibility because the caretaker government doesn’t have the authority to remove him

“The issue of the Syrian refugees can be resolved through a decision to send a Lebanese government’s delegation to Syria,” he said.

On the presidential file, Hezbollah Secretary General concluded: “Further dialogue and contacts are required and we call for discussing the presidential choices without preconditions.”

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Israel Claims Palestinian Resistance Rockets Found in Occupied West Bank (VIDEO)

May 25, 2023

Videos circulated on social media showing a failed launch of a rudimentary rocket in the occupied West Bank. (Photo: video grab)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff

Israeli media confirmed on Wednesday social media footage that a rocket launcher was found in the West Bank. 

Israeli reports claim that the occupation army has located a rocket launcher in a Palestinian village near the city of Tulkarm, in the northwest of the West Bank. 

The news cited a statement made by the spokesperson of the Israeli army, who had claimed that the Israeli military has located the rocket launcher in the village of Nazleh, confirming that the launcher has been removed by the Israeli military for examination. 

The reports in Israeli media followed videos circulated on social media by unknown sources showing a failed launch of a rudimentary rocket, without specifying the time or the target. 

Israeli army radio, however, claimed that no such rockets were fired. 

The video made a reference to the name of the rocket, calling it Qassam 1, also naming the group behind it as the ‘Ayash Brigade.” 

No Palestinian resistance group has claimed responsibility for the video or the launcher. 

Qassam 1 is a reference to early rockets ever launched from occupied Gaza toward Israel. 

Since then, the Gaza Resistance has grown in strength, enlisted thousands of fighters and an arsenal of thousands of mostly homemade rockets, often used to retaliate against Israeli attacks or provocations. 

(The Palestine Chronicle) 

‘Flag March’ Kicks off in Al-Quds as Hamas Threatens ‘Israel’

May 18, 2023

Itamar Ben-Gvir waves a flag at the so-called ‘Flag March’ in Al-Quds on June 15.

Tensions are high in Al-Quds on Thursday as thousands of Israelis are expected to take part in the provocative so-called ‘Flag March’ in the Palestinian capital and the Old City’s Muslim Quarter.

Israeli occupation Security forces were gearing up for the controversial march, with 3,000 police officers being deployed across the holy city, Israeli media reported.

The Flag March is staged by Israeli settlers every year to mark what they call the “unification of Jerusalem”, in reference to Israeli occupation of the holy city in 1967.

Several members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet, including National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir, Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich, Transportation Minister Miri Regev, Negev and Galilee Minister Yitzhak Wasserlauf and ultra-Orthodox Jerusalem Minister Meir Porush were slated to take part in the march, according to The Times of Israel.

Hamas: “Zionist March Won’t Pass”

Meanwhile, reports suggested that there were concerns over the possibility of Palestinian resistance operations and rocket fire from Gaza.

Hamas resistance movement threatened the Israeli occupation against holding the march.

Spokesperson Abd al-Latif al-Qanou said the battle over the Al-Aqsa Mosque is “open and ongoing,” issues call for supporters to gather to “protect and escalate the different arenas.”

Hamas spokesman in the West Bank Abdul-Latif Al-Qanou.

Senior Hamas official Salah al-Bardawil stressed in a statement that “the Zionist Flag March will not pass, and the response will inevitably come.”

Meanwhile Gaza’s Balloon unit – responsible for launching balloons ferrying incendiary and explosive devices into occupied territories in the past – said it would resume activities Thursday.

“Israel Not Interested in Escalation”

Meanwhile, the Egyptian mediator has reportedly relayed a message to the Palestinian resistance factions in Gaza that the Zionist entity is not interested in an escalation.

Al-Akhbar Lebanese daily reported that the Egyptian mediator stressed the Israeli government has no intention to change the status quo in Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Al-Aqsa Incursions

Israeli settlers stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Al-Quds early on Thursday, ahead of the scheduled ‘Flag March’.

Hundreds of settlers reportedly entered the mosque within an hour, as the Israeli occupation forces increased security in Al-Quds.

The incursion occurred as occupation forces in the area tightened their measures and prevented Palestinians from entering the mosque for morning prayers.

The Old City of Al-Quds was put on high alert, with over 3,000 police officers deployed to protect the planned Israeli rampage.

The parade this year comes on the heels of last week’s brutal Israeli aggression on Gaza. The 5-day offensive  resulted in the deaths of 33 Palestinians, including women and children.

Additionally, Israeli occupation forces have been carrying out raids and arrests in the occupied West Bank on daily bases, with raids taking place in several cities including Nablus and Jenin.

Palestinian Red Crescent said it teams dealt with a rubber bullet injury and cases of suffocation during Thursday’s incursions in other areas, including Nablus, Beit Ur al-Tahta, Burqa, and Beit Lahm.

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

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Gaza rises to victory by smashing Israeli diktats into smithereens

May 17, 2023

Source: Al Mayadeen English

By Ahmad Karakira 

Al Mayadeen analyst for Arab and regional affairs says despite the great wounds as a result of the Israeli aggression, Gazans decided to maintain steadfastness.

On Saturday at 10 pm Al-Quds time, an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire between the Palestinian Resistance and the Israeli occupation took effect following a five-day Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip, which led to the martyrdom of 33 Palestinian and the injury of 100, in addition to huge material losses.

Immediately after the ceasefire was announced and took effect, Gazans took to the streets to celebrate victory in Operation Avenging the Free, which the Palestinian Resistance launched against the Israeli occupation in response to the latter’s assassination of commanders and the brutal killing of civilians.

In conjunction with the celebrations, the Joint Operations Room of the Palestinian Resistance Factions in Gaza said Operation Avenging the Free is a new chapter of glory that the Resistance fought as a unified structure, warning that although the operation has ended, the banners of Resistance will not and shall not be lowered and the will to fight will not and shall not ever dwindle.

On his part, the Secretary-General of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) movement, Ziad Al-Nakhalah, said the Palestinian people, despite the pain, came out with their heads held high everywhere, in Gaza, the West Bank, and across the world, in support of the Resistance, describing these days as “days of honor and dignity for our people, who, with simple resources, are facing all this aggression.”

One might wonder how the Palestinian Resistance and Gazans claimed a victory over the Israeli aggression, despite all the assassinations, killings, and destruction caused by the occupation.

Touching on the matter, Al Mayadeen analyst for Arab and regional affairs, Abdelrahman Nassar, pointed out that the main idea is to break the Israeli dictates, because “Israel’s” goal behind the assassinations was to break the morale of the people.

Nassar explained that when Gazans witnessed the Resistance continuously bombing Israeli military sites, settlements, and cities and causing casualties among the Israelis until the last moment before the ceasefire entered into force, they considered the ceasefire a victory, steadfastness, and perseverance.

“Simply rejecting Israeli dictates in this way is a victory,” Nassar told Al Mayadeen English.

The Palestinian analyst indicated that despite the great wounds, Gazans decided to remain steadfast for many reasons, the most important of which is that they do not like to display their suffering in front of the Israeli occupation, considering all the difficult circumstances they have been under as part of the ongoing 15-year blockade on the Strip.

An upcoming assassination at any moment

Asked about the reason why “Israel” launched its heinous aggression against Gaza at this particular time, Nassar considered that the decision on the timing of the aggression was taken in 2022. He cited an Israeli Channel 14 report as saying that the security establishment confirmed the aggression on Gaza was not a response to the firing of 104 rockets toward “Sderot” in retaliation to Sheikh Khader Adnan’s martyrdom in Israeli occupation prisons, but rather a settling of accounts with the PIJ for each rocket launched since the beginning of the year and the movement’s role in Resistance operations in the occupied West Bank.

Nassar considered that “Israel’s” concern is not the rocket firing from Gaza, since this matter is still unsolvable to the occupation, nor is it the PIJ’s influential commanders, as there are similar influential leaders in other Palestinian factions. Rather, according to Nassar, “Israel’s” problem is that the PIJ is at the forefront of the Resistance’s acts in the West Bank, and hence, the occupation tried to pressure the PIJ to prevent it from pursuing this progress. Therefore, the timing is just a factor related to field conditions and is mainly linked to the occupied West Bank, he noted.

Nassar cited another reason for the aggression — a political factor related to the internal Israeli crisis over the judicial overhaul.

According to Nassar, “Israel” also tried to create a rift between the Palestinian Resistance factions and failed miserably as coordination between the factions was apparent during the aggression, and this is another aspect that boosted the morale of the people.

However, Nassar believed that from the present moment, “Israel” will continue to focus on the PIJ, predicting an upcoming assassination at any moment or a coming battle this year or the following.

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Resistance rockets put “Israel” under constant anxiety

Militarily, Al Mayadeen analyst for Arab and regional affairs acknowledged that it would be unfair to compare the capabilities of the Israeli occupation and those of the Palestinian Resistance.

Nevertheless, he pointed out that were it not for the Resistance’s rockets, “the media would have broadcast the images of our martyrs, wounded, and destroyed homes from one side only, just as the situation was in 2010 and before.”

“After 2012, when the Resistance began to put Israel under constant anxiety, the situation changed.”

He added that despite the Resistance not being able to inflict huge casualties, Israeli settlers assert that they “love life” and disrupting their daily lives and spreading fear among them through rocket firing is enough in the meantime.

According to Nassar, the Israelis are infamous for keeping secret their casualties in all confrontations against Lebanon and Palestine, be they military or not.

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Israeli media admits no solution to Gaza challenge

Touching on the Israeli media’s feedback on the recent aggression, Nassar pointed out that the media will not attack the occupation army directly. He mentioned that the Israeli media praised the army’s performance but criticized that of the political establishment. However, he noted that the media admitted that “Israel” has not been able to find a solution to the Gaza challenge.

Nassar had previously touched on the path that was followed to reach a ceasefire. He asserted that the Palestinian Resistance’s position was clear from the beginning, which is that it will not end this round unless it forces the Israeli occupation to stop the assassinations and targeting of its leaders and the bombing of homes and civilians.

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Palestinians Confront Israeli Raids amid Calls to Defend Al-Quds during ‘Flag March’

 May 16, 2023

Palestinians are in continuous state of resistance against daily Israeli aggression on several areas across the West Bank, amid calls to defend the holy city of Al-Quds during the provocative Israeli so-called ‘Flag March’.

Israeli occupation forces staged on Tuesday several raids and made arrests near Jericho and in Jenin in the occupied West Bank, prompting armed clashes with Palestinian resistance.

Palestinian media reported that resistance fighters opened fire at the Zionist soldiers who raided the town of Qabatiya in Jenin, and besieged a house, where resistance fighters were allegedly residing.

Al-Quds Brigades’ Qabatiya Battalion confirmed that their Mujahideen (fighters) confronted the occupation forces, reporting fierce clashes.

Three Palestinians were reportedly injured in the raid, according to Palestinian and Israeli media.

The town of Kafr Qaddum, east of Qalqilya, the Dheisheh camp in Beit Lahm, and the Aqabat Jaber camp in Areeha were also among the areas targeted.

The IOF reportedly deployed snipers in multiple buildings during their storming of Aqabat Jaber, where they arrested six members of one family.

Confrontations erupted between Palestinian Resistance fighters and the IOF during the Aqabat Jaber raid, during which a citizen was injured, and ambulance crews were prevented to reach him. In another raid, the IOF stormed the town of Al-Isawiya in occupied Al-Quds and conducted a campaign of arrests.

The IOF also moved into the town of Turmus Ayya, Ramallah, where they arrested Palestinian youth Mohammad Walid Abu Awwad from his home.

These raids come just one day after the IOF shot and killed Palestinian youth Saleh Sabra during their attempt to storm the Askar refugee camp, east of Nablus in the occupied West Bank.

‘Flag March’ 

Meanwhile, Palestinian groups and activists have been mobilizing to defend Al-Quds and Al-Aqsa against Israeli provocations during the Israeli so-called ‘Flag March’ schedueled on Thursday.

Enitiled “The Great Dawn”, the calls urged Palestinians to head for Al-Aqsa at dawn in Thursday to confront the Israeli provocations planed during the provocative ‘Flag March’.

The Flag March is staged by Israeli settlers every year to mark what they call the “unification of Jerusalem”, in reference to Israeli occupation of the holy city in 1967.

Earlier on Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed that the provocative parade will take place as planned in Al-Quds on Thursday, and that it will go through the Old City’s Muslim Quarter.

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu leads a Likud faction meeting at the Knesset in occupied Al-Quds (May 15, 2023).

“The flag march will continue as planned, as usual, on its route,” Netanyahu said at the outset of his Likud party’s Knesset faction meeting.

Israeli occupation Police approved the route last week, and said it plans to deploy more than 2,000 police officers to guard the march.

Source: Palestinian Agencies

Heavy Missile Fire from Gaza Causes Death, Injuries and Massive Destruction in Tel Aviv, Other Israeli Settlements

 May 11, 2023

Palestinian Resistance strikes Tel Aviv

A new era in the history of the Zionist entity has started. Thursday, May 11, 2023 will be ever remembered sorrowfully by the Israelis because it refers to the date which records the first death in Tel Aviv caused by a missile fire.

A building in the Rehovot settlement in southern Tel Aviv was directly hit, which left one death and 13 injuries and caused a massive destruction.

The Israeli occupation army announced that more than 800 missiles have been fired from Gaza since the beginning of the operation termed by the Palestinian Resistance as the “Revenge of the Free”.

Zionist media outlet indicated that 15 buildings have so far been directly hit by the Palestinian rockets, indicating that the number of injuries among the Zionist settlers has neared 30.

It is worth noting that the military censorship in the Zionist media has prevented the media outlets from circulating the footage of the destruction caused by the Palestinian missile fire at Tel Aviv, Sderot, Ashkelon, Ashdod, and other cities and settlements. In this regard, three buildings in Sderot were directly hit by the Palestinian missiles.

Missiles over Sderot

The Zionist PM Benjamin Netanyahu chaired a security consultations session after ordering the settlers to listen to the instructions of the “home front” commander who predicted battle would take several days.

Zionist PM Benjamin Netanyahu

Meanwhile, the Zionist media continued circulating news about an imminent ceasefire, claiming that Egyptian intelligence minister will meet the Islamic Jihad Chief Zioad Nakhala in Beirut.

The Israeli media also alleged that the United States has started an endeavor to reach a ceasefire after getting fed up with the escalation.

Palestinian Resistance: Assassination Policy Will Fail

The Joint Operations Chamber of the Palestinian Resistance Factions as well as the spokesman of the Al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad Movement, Abu Hamza issued a statement which confirms the assassination policy will fail and acts of resistance will continue confronting the Zionist aggression on Gaza.

The military media department of Al-Quds Brigades also circulated a new video that displays its readiness to fire more missiles at the Zionist settlements, ending the video with the Quranic expression “army to be drowned” in Arabic and Hebrew.

Islamic Jihad mourned Thursday martyr commander Ahmad Abu Dakka who was assassinated by the Israeli enemy late Thursday in Khan Younis.

Martyr Ahmad Abu Dakka

An Israeli drone attack on two apartments in Khan Younis had killed the Islamic Jihad Commander Ali Hzsan Ghali who was the top rocket commander. In an official statement, the Al-Quds Brigades expressed their profound grief over the loss of martyr leader Ali Hassan Ghali, widely known as Abu Muhammad. Martyr Ghali, a prominent member of the military council and the esteemed chief of the rocketry unit, tragically fell victim to a deceitful Zionist assassination in Khan Yunis, located in southern Gaza. The statement also acknowledged the presence of other devout martyrs who were martyred alongside him.

Ali Hasan Ghali, Islamic Jihad rocket commander who was assassinated by Israeli occupation (Thursday, May 11, 2023)

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The Zionist warplanes continued raiding the various sites and positions in Gaza, targeting Shujaia, Deir Al-Balah, Bet Lahia and other areas in the blockaded Strip.

Among the targets was the Al-Agha family’s residence in the Al-Qarara region, which was completely demolished by the airstrikes. Another house, owned by the Al-Masry family, suffered a similar fate in the northern Gaza Strip.

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Sources to Al Mayadeen: ‘Israel’ seeks ceasefire, Resistance steadfast

10 May 2023

Source: Al Mayadeen Net

By Al Mayadeen English 

Sources from the Palestinian Resistance factions’ joint operations room confirm to Al Mayadeen that the Resistance is ready for long-term confrontations and warned of expanding the ring of fire if required.

Israeli Iron Dome anti-missile system fires to intercept a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip towards Occupied Palestinian territories, near “Sderot” Settlement, Gaza envelope, Occupied Palestine, Wednesday, May 10, 2023. (AP)

Sources in the Palestinian Resistance factions’ joint operations room told Al Mayadeen, on Wednesday, that “the occupation pressed through various mediators to push for a ceasefire,” noting that “the resistance remained steadfast in its demand for a clear [Israeli] commitment to stopping the assassinations policy.”

The sources also expressed the Resistance’s “readiness to fight for the longest time period yet and to expand the ring of fire if necessary.”

In this regard, the Political Affairs expert Ahmed Abed Al-Rahman told Al Mayadeen, “The [Palestinian Islamic] Jihad movement was subjected to tremendous pressure regarding the ceasefire negotiations, but the movement’s leadership rejected all of these pressures.”

Abed Al-Rahman further added that “the resistance’s response to the aggression came in 3 phases, starting at noon and ending at 9:00 p.m. with a half-ton Badr rocket.”

He explained that “the rockets launched by the Al-Quds Brigades at nine o’clock targeted occupied Askalan, and were loaded with explosive warheads weighing half a ton.”

Israeli media quoted a senior official involved in the negotiations as saying, “There are difficulties in implementing a ceasefire.”

The Israeli media reported that “the knot in the negotiations is the Islamic Jihad’s request that Israel commits to stopping the assassinations.”

Israeli media also quoted an Israeli forces spokesman who said that 469 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip until 9:30, claiming that 153 were intercepted.

In the context, sources in the resistance confirmed to Al Mayadeen that “in the event that the enemy does not adhere to the conditions of the resistance, the decision will be to go toward expanding the ring of fire.”

The sources further noted that the recent bombing of “Tel Aviv”, Beer Al-Seba, and other occupied cities and settlements came to confirm that there is no truce except on the terms of the resistance.

In turn, Talal Abu Zarifa, a member of the political bureau of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, said, “The Palestinian resistance cannot surrender to what the occupation wants,” adding that “the Israeli occupation committed a crime,” and that “it must pay the price for that.”

Moreover, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine affirmed that “the renewed Zionist aggression on Gaza is an integral part of the open war,” and praised the Resistance for confronting the aggression on Gaza and responding to it unified.

Simultaneously, Israeli media reported that there was non-stop rocket firing against the Gaza envelope settlements, following the joint statement of the Occupation government Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Israeli Minister of Security, Yoav Gallant.

During his statement, Galant reported that about 400 rockets were fired at “Israel,” while the Israeli media reported that “100 rockets were fired at Israel in the last hour.”

The Palestinian Resistance continues to launch rocket barrages towards the occupied Palestinian territories according to the Al Mayadeen correspondent which reported the firing of successive barrages of rockets from Gaza.

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Palestinian Resistance Terms Operation “Revenge of the Free”: Hundreds of Missiles Fired at Israeli Settlements

May 10, 2023

Palestinian missiles

The Joint Operations Chamber of the Palestinian Resistance Factions issued on Wednesday a statement, announcing the response to the Zionist aggression on Gaza and terming the operation as the “Revenge of the Free”.

The statement indicated that hundreds of missiles targeted the enemy’s sites and settlements in Gaza vicinity and reached even Tel Aviv, in response to the crime of assassinating Al-Quds Brigades commanders Jihad Al-Ghannam, Khalil Al-Bahtini, and Tariq Ezz Al-Din. It also underlined the barbaric and treacherous bombing of civilian homes, which also left a number of innocent civilian martyrs.

The Joint Operations Chamber stressed that any Israeli attack on the civilians houses and assassination of Palestinian men will be forcefully confronted, adding that the enemy will witness black days if it continues its aggression.

The statement pointed out that the Palestinian resistance is ready to face all the Israeli actions, adding that the factions will remain unified on all fronts to defend the nation.

Joint Operations Chamber of the Palestinian Resistance Factions

The Palestinian resistance fired on Wednesday over 300 missiles at the Zionist occupation’s cities and settlements in Gaza vicinity and Central Palestine as the Israeli enemy continued its aggression on the Strip.

The Palestinian missiles hit Sderot , Ashkelon, Ahsdod, Tel Aviv, Gush Dan, Givatim, and Ramat Gan, causing 11 Israeli injuries.

Israeli media said that 100 rockets were launched at Zionist settlements from Gaza within one hour.

Sirens were sounded across the Zionist settlements, pushing the settlers to enter the shelters.

The following video shows Zionist settlements rushing into shelters:

According to media reports, flights were disrupted at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv.

Missile fire burns farms in the Zionist settlement of Ashkelon:

Zionist PM Benjamin Netanyahu will hold security consultations at 18:00 as Israeli officials have confirmed response to Palestinian missile fire.

Israeli warplanes continued striking various sites in Gaza Strip as Palestinian resistance fired more missiles, according to A-Manar TV.

Palestinian health ministry stated that the Israeli aggression since early Tuesday has left 19 martyrs and 38 injured.

Palestinian and Israeli media reported on Wednesday that Israeli warplanes have launched a series of strikes in Khan Younes, south of the Gaza strip and in the besieged enclave’s north, killing at least one Palestinian and seriously injuring another. Israeli Channel 13 then announced that the occupation army “has started a wide-scale offensive in Gaza.”

The strikes prompted the Palestinian resistance to fire dozens of rockets at the occupied territories. Israeli media reported at least 40 rockets were launched with 9 being intercepted by the Iron Dome Israeli defense system.

Rockets sirens sounded in Ashkelon, Sderot and several settlements bordering Gaza, videos circulated on social media showed.

Meanwhile, Palestinian sources reported that the rockets launched on Wednesday has nothing to do with the revenge over martyrdom of three Islamic Jihad resistance movement – Jihad Ghannam, Tareq Ezzeddine and Khalil Al-Bahitini. The sources said that Wednesday’s rockets are just retaliatory attack following the Israeli strikes.

Southern Settlements in Full Paralysis

Earlier on Wednesday, Israeli commentators voiced concerns over the delay in the resistance revenge, with several analysts saying that the occupation regime, especially the southern settlements, have been observing a full paralysis.

Israeli Channel 13’s Or Heller commented on the Israeli anticipation: “Israeli has been waiting for the Gaza retaliation for 20 hours. This is the first time that the battle is handled by this patience and calm.”

The channel also reported that Ashkelon “has turned to be a city of ghosts as settlers headed to shelters.”

Source: Al-Manar English Website

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‘Israel’ Opens Shelters after Gaza Strikes Kill 13 Palestinians including Resistance Commanders

 May 9, 2023

Three Islamic Jihad commanders who were martyred by Israeli strikes on Gaza (Tuesday, May 9, 2023).

Israeli occupation carried out a wide-scale aggression on Gaza early on Tuesday, killing 13 Palestinians including three senior Islamic Jihad commanders.

Al-Quds Brigades, the Islamic Jihad’s military wing, pronounced the martyrdom of commanders Khalil Al-Bahitini, Tareq Ezzeddine and Jihad Ghannam along with members of their families in several strikes that targeted a number of sites in Gaza City, Rafah and Khan Yunis.

Four women and four children were among people martyred. Twenty others were injured in the aggression, dubbed by the occupation army as “Operation Shield and Arrow,” according to Israeli media.

The Islamic Jihad warned that the Israeli aggression won’t go unanswered.

“Blood of the martyrs will increase our resolve, resistance will continue,” the resistance group said in a statement.

Abu Hamza Statement

Spokesman of Al-Quds Brigades Abu Hamza vowed that the resistance will heroically confront the Israeli aggression against Palestinian people.

In a speech posted on his Telegram channel, Abu Hamza said the Israeli occupation committed flagrant massacre by killing the resistance commanders in Gaza along with their wives and children.

Abu Hamza, Spokesman of Al-Quds Brigades

“We pronounce martyrdom of three of our commanders Jihad Ghannam, Khalil Al-Bahitini and Tareq Ezzeddine.”

He pledged allegiance to the martyrs, vowing to follow their path. “Thousands will come after our martyred commanders, as this path shall be ended by the defeat of the occupation.”

Abu Hamza affirmed that the “Israeli terrorist crime won’t but increase the Palestinian people adherence to resistance choice.”

In this context, he called on Palestinian people to rally behind resistance.

The 3 Commanders

The Jerusalem Post identified Bahitini as the commander of the Al-Quds Brigades in the northern Gaza Strip, and the most senior operational commander in the resistance group who was responsible for the rocket fire toward the occupied territories in the past month.

The Israeli media outlet said Ezzeddine was responsible for the communications between the movement and its branches in the West Bank and “for transferring funds and coordinating incitement efforts” in the occupied territories.

“Ghanem was one of the most senior and veteran operatives in the movement and served at one point as the commander of the Al-Quds Brigades in the southern Gaza Strip,” The JPost reported, claiming that in his latest position, Ghanem “was responsible for coordinating the transfer of funds and weapons from the Islamic Jihad to Hamas.”

Shelters Opened

The Israeli occupation military said it conducted the assassinations in three separate locations simultaneously with 40 fighter jets, helicopters and other aircraft.

An Israeli settler enters a public bomb shelter in Ashkelon, in the Zionist entity’s south (Tuesday, May 9, 2023).

Following the strikes, Israeli ‘Home Front’ Command has given the go-ahead for settlements bordering Gaza to begin evacuating Israeli settlers, with officials estimating that fighting will last at least three days, Channel 13 outlet reports.

According to the channel, settlements “already have plans drawn up for such an eventuality, along with arrangements for where residents who must leave home for fear of rocket attack can be housed.”

Meanwhile, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant has okayed the army to call up reserves troops as needed, in any field, The Times of Israel reported.

Hamas Says ‘Israel’ to Pay Price

Hamas politburo head Ismail Haniyeh said Israeli actions won’t bring it security, but rather more violence.

“The enemy made a mistake in its estimations and will pay the price for its crime,” he said.

Haniyeh stressed, meanwhile, that the “resistance is unified,” seemingly indicating that his group will back Islamic Jihad in the coming fight, or will even join in.

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

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Israeli Occupation Kills 4 Palestinians in Nablus and Huwara

 May 4, 2023

Illustrative photo prepared by Al-Manar English Website showing the scene where Palestinian woman was killed by IOF in Huwara as well as the Palestinian house which was beseiged by occupation forces in Nablus (Thursday, May 4, 2023).

Israeli occupation forces killed four Palestinians on Thursday in the West Bank, Palestinian and Israeli media reported.

Occupation forces killed a Palestinian woman in the West Bank town of Huwara over alleged stabbing attack.

Palestinian media identified the Palestinian woman as Iman Ahmad Awdeh, 26, saying she was shot in the chest by occupation forces.

Israeli media confirmed the death, claiming that an Israeli man was lightly hurt in the alleed stabbing attack.

Earlier on Thursday, three Palestinians were martyred by Israeli occupation forces during a military raid in the Old City of Nablus in the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed the deaths and said that the extent of the injuries made it hard to identify two of the victims.

Reports suggest that Israeli occupation forces raided the Al-Yasmina neighbourhood overnight; during this time, confrontations erupted between Palestinian Resistance fighters and Israeli occupation forces. IOF used shoulder-fired guided missiles to target a Palestinian house, leading to loud explosions.

Members of the occupation police elite Yamam unit surrounded the home where the Palestinian fighters were believed to be in. The occupation forces fired a shoulder-launched missile at it, according to Palestinian media, in a tactic known as a “pressure cooker.”

Some reports also said a miniature drone flew into the building. A senior Israeli occupation officer confirmed that drones were used during the raid, noting they have been used in practically every recent similar operation in the West Bank, The Times of Israel reported.

Source: Palestinian Agencies

Palestinian Resistance’s Message to ‘Israel’ Delivered: “We Haven’t Started Yet”

 May 3, 2023

Image prepared by Al-Manar Website showing Al-Quds Brigades fighters and martyr Sheikh Khader Adnan.

As soon as the occupation authorities announced at dawn on Tuesday martyrdom of Sheikh Khader Adnan, events across Palestine and the Zionist entity escalated, risking a new confrontation between the resistance and the Israeli enemy.

Dozens of rockets were fired from Gaza on settlements bordering the coastal enclave, as shootings occurred in the occupied West Bank in a clear retaliation of the cold-blooded assassination of the senior Islamic Jihad official who was on his 87th day of hunger strike in protest against Israeli arbitrary detention.

Meanwhile, Palestinian prisoners were mulling to go on mass hunger strike in rejection of the Israeli policy of administrative detention.

More than 100 rockets were fired from Gaza into the occupied territories between Tuesday and Wednesday, with Israeli media reporting some failure in the Iron Dome Israeli defense system in attempts to down the Palestinian rockets.

The Islamic Jihad resistance group’s military wing Al-Quds Brigades published a video entitled “We Haven’t Started Yet,” in a clear message to the Israeli enemy that the retaliation to the assassination crime of Sheikh Adnan will be wide-scale.

The video below, translated and subtitled by Al-Manar’s Areej Fatima Al-Husseini shows Al-Quds Brigades fighters preparing rockets to be fired at occupied territories.

Intensive Calls to Avoid Confrontation

In parallel, the Islamic Jihad and Hamas movements received intensive calls from mediators, during which they demanded these two movements not to respond to the assassination crime from the Gaza Strip, and to avoid a new military confrontation with the occupation during the current period, Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar reported, citing well-informed sources.

However, the resistance responded that “the crime of assassinating Adnan won’t go unanswered, with the aim of deterring the enemy and preventing it from repeating such crimes against the prisoners,” according to the paper.

Indeed, Hamas and the Islamic Jihad held consultations about the nature of this response, which included parties in the axis of resistance, while “Al-Akhbar” learned that it was decided, as a result of the consultations, that the initial response would be from the West Bank, which witnessed, since yesterday morning, two operations that resulted in the injury of three soldiers from the occupation army, to be followed by responses from various arenas, including Gaza.

Resistance Pounds Occupied Territories

Shortly after, the Gaza Strip witnessed a series of tensions, which began with the firing of three missiles from the Strip towards the settlements of Gaza envelope, in parallel with the occupation army intensifying its flight over Gaza, and strengthening its preparations for the possibility of launching more missiles, by deploying the “Iron Dome” in the so-called “Gaza envelope” area and in around Tel Aviv.

In the afternoon on Tuesday, the occupation artillery targeted a resistance observation point east of the Gaza City, in response to the rocket fire, as stated by the enemy army spokesman, who also instructed the residents of the areas bordering the coastal strip to stay in places close to shelters.

As a result of this development, warning sirens sounded, more than once, in the settlements bordering Gaza, before the outcome of yesterday’s rockets, until the end of the dawn on Wednesday, reached more than 100 rockets and missiles, launched from Gaza, injuring more than 10 settlers, some of them seriously, as one of the rockets fell in Sderot settlement.

Subsequently, the Joint Room of Palestinian Resistance Factions claimed responsibility for shelling of the settlements bordering Gaza, describing it as “a preliminary response to this heinous crime that will trigger responses from our people in all arenas and places of engagement.”

The resistance’s joint room also confirmed that the issue of prisoners “will remain at the top of the priorities of the resistance’s leadership in all circumstances,” warning the enemy against escalating its aggression.

“Any crime or foolishness won’t remain unanswered, and the resistance is fully prepared to defend its people everywhere,” the Palestinian sources said as reported by Al-Akhbar.

Israeli Assessment, Reported ‘Ceasefire’

On the other hand, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu conducted a security assessment that lasted for hours, in which security officials, the army chief of staff, and the defense minister participated. After the meeting, Israeli media circulated leaks that the occupation army has recommended to launch a so-called “expanded response campaign” to Gaza rockets in Gaza.

The Hebrew media quoted several security and political sources confirming that the situation is about to “a round of exchanges of fire, which may last for a day or two.”

According to Kan, the Israeli security system prepared itself for various scenarios, including “launching rockets from southern Lebanon, and shooting and running over operations in the West Bank and the interior.”

And on the mediation level, Egypt entered, as usual, in an attempt to stop the rocket fire, in exchange for the release of the martyr Khader Adnan’s body. However, according to Israeli media reports, Tel Aviv “strongly refused to release the body.”

However,  Reuters news agency reported that the Zionist regime and the Palestinian resistance groups have reached a ceasefire early Wednesday morning, noting that the deal was mediated by officials from Egypt, Qatar and the United Nations.

Source: Al-Manar English Website and Al-Akhbar Lebanese Newspaper


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

May 1, 2023

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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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Israeli Oppression in W. Bank Continues as Concerns over Khader Adnan’s Health Mount

April 30, 2023

Israeli occupation troops during a raid in the West Bank (October 3, 2022 / photo by The Times of Israel).

Israeli occupation forces launched overnight several raids and arrest campaign in areas across the West Bank, as Zionist settlers stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Al-Quds (Jerusalem).

Clashes erupted in Tulkarm, with the Islamic Jihad’s Tulkarm Battalion announcing its fighters repelled an Israeli raid I the town.

Other clashes were also reported near Jericho and in Al-Khalil (Hebron), Shuafat and Salfit, Palestinian media reported.

On the other hand, Zionist settlers, backed by occupation forces, stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque and performed provocative Jewish prayers at the holy compound. Extremist Israeli rabbi Yehudah Glick was leading the settlers.

Khader Adnan in Danger

Meanwhile, concerns over deteriorating health of hunger strike Sheikh Khader Adnan have been mounting with family warning that the Palestinian prisoner could die at any moment.

Adnan, 44, has been on hunger strike for 85 consecutive days in a row, in protest against his continued arbitrary detention.

Palestinian prisoner Sheikh Khader Adnan who is on a hunger strike since February 5, 2023.

His family said that he currently suffers from extremely difficult health conditions, wife Randa Moussa expected his death at any moment saying her husband was going through a phase of extreme danger due to the continuous hunger strike and the difficult detention conditions.

On Saturday, Moussa pleaded to Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah to have his say on the case of her husband.

Moussa was denied access of Adnan’s trial in Ofer Military court last Thursday, as the occupation court adjourned the session till Sunday.

Thursday’s trial session lasted only minutes, and was postponed to next Sunday, but without Adnan being able to attend the court from his place of detention in the Ramla prison clinic via video call, as happened in previous sessions, according to Moussa.

Randa Moussa, wife of Palestinian hunger striker Khader Adnan.

In an interview with Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, Moussa expressed concern over her husbadn’s health condition, saying she was prevented from seeing her husband even via video call.

“What happened in the hall suggests that he’s falling apart, as the occupation does not want the family to see his health condition and talk about him on media, as I did after the hearing that was held last week, in the Salem Court in the northern West Bank, during which Adnan fainted four times.”

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

Coverage| Israeli Occupation Kills Palestinian in West Bank Raid, Arrests Jordanian MP

 April 24, 2023

Israeli occupation forces killed a Palestinian young man and injured several others in a brutal raid on Aqabat Jabr refugee camp near Jericho on Monday, hours after occupation authorities arrested a Jordanian member of parliament over alleged “smuggling of arms and gold” into the occupied West Bank.

Palestinian media initially said that four Palestinians were injured after Israeli occupation forces raided Aqabat Jabr camp, prompting clashes with residents.

Other raids were also reported by Palestinian media in Nablus and Jenin, where a number of Palestinians were arrested by IOF.

Earlier on Sunday, Israeli occupation authorities held and interrogated Imad al-Adwan, a member of Jordan’s parliament who had crossed a main border crossing along the Jordan River by car, Sinan Majali, a Jordanian foreign ministry spokesperson, said in a statement to state media.

“Israel” detains Jordanian MP

“The ministry and all relevant agencies in the kingdom are working to ascertain the details of this issue and address it as quickly as possible,” Majali said.

Al-Adwan had been arrested “for interrogation in a case concerning alleged smuggling of quantities of weapons and gold”, he said.

Al-Adwan, 35, is a member of the Jordanian parliament’s Palestine Committee.

Israeli media reported that he was arrested at the King Hussein Bridge (Allenby) border crossing in the occupied West Bank. There has been no official comment from Israeli occupation authorities on al-Adwan’s arrest.

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


8 Israelis Injured in Car-Ramming Attack in Occupied Al-Quds: Video

 April 24, 2023

Eight Israeli settlers were injured in a car ramming attack carried out by Palestinians on Monday in Jaffa area in occupied Al-Quds.

Zionist media reported that one of the injuries was critical, noting that the incident occurred 200 meters away from a ceremony held on the anniversary of the dead Israeli soldiers where PM Benjamin Netanyahu was delivering a speech.

The Israeli army’s radio announced that the occupation’s military units opened fire at three Palestinians and killed the attacker, adding that reinforcements were sent to the scene of the attack.

Netanyahu said that the operation underlines the agonies of the Israelis, adding that such attacks are aimed at obliterating ‘Israel’.

Source: Al-Manar English Website


Two Israelis Hurt in Al-Quds Shooting after Mass Crowds Mark Laylat Al-Qadr at Al-Aqsa

 April 18, 2023

Israeli occupation police at the scene of shooting at Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in Al-Quds (Tuesday, April18, 2023).

Two Israelis were wounded in a shooting in East Al-Quds (Jerusalem) on Tuesday, hours after tens of thousands of Palestinian worshipers marked Laylat Al-Qadr at Al-Aqsa Mosque, defying Israeli restrictions.

Israeli occupation police and medics said two Israeli men were shot and wounded in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.

The Magen David Adom ambulance service said its medics treated the two Israelis, aged 50 and 48, at the scene in moderate condition and took them to hospitals in Tel Aviv.

Occupation police said officers were at the scene, on the so-called Pierre Van Paassen Street, investigating the shooting and searching for the attacker, who fled.

The weapon apparently used in the attack, a makeshift “Carlo” submachine gun, was found by officers nearby, Israeli police said.

A makeshift ‘Carlo’ submachine gun suspected to have been used in the shooting.

Surveillance camera footage of the attack showed the gunman approaching the victims’ car and opening fire from close range, before fleeing, The Times of Israeli reported.

Following the shooting, Palestinian media reported that occupation forces raided several homes and a mosque in the Sheikh Jarrah, as they were looking for the shooter.

Laylat Al-Qadr Commemoration

Earlier, over 280,000 worshipers marked the 27th night of Ramadan, referred to by Palestinians as Laylat Al-Qadr, at the third holiest site in Islam.

Palestinians between the ages of 45 and 55 who have a valid permit were allowed to pray at the holy compound.

Worshipers were able to make it to Al-Quds from all over Palestine and the occupied territories despite Israeli obstructions.

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

Israeli army baffled by PM allegation of having attacked Hezbollah: Report

 April 11 2023

Polls show support for Netanyahu and his far-right coalition government has plummeted in recent weeks

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The Israeli army was taken aback by the allegations of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who said on 10 April that cross-border attacks on Lebanon last week targeted Hezbollah positions.

“In the attacks on Lebanon, in addition to the positions of Hamas, we also targeted the positions of Hezbollah in Lebanon,” the Israeli premier said during a news conference on Monday.

According to Yossi Yehoshua, the military affairs commentator for Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth, “The army was very surprised to hear Netanyahu say that Hezbollah’s infrastructure was attacked in Lebanon,” as Tel Aviv took great care to only hit alleged Hamas targets.

Netanyahu’s sham allegation came during a press conference in which he also backpedaled on his decision to sack Defense Minister Yoav Gallant.

“I’ve decided to put our differences behind us,” the embattled premier said about Gallant.

Earlier in his speech, Netanyahu took aim at the opposition led by former prime minister Yair Lapid, blaming him for the multiple crises gripping Israel.

“Our country is under a terrorist assault … [But it] did not start now. Under the previous government, the number of terror attacks doubled,” Netanyahu said before accusing Lapid and his officials of “showing weakness” and “emboldening Israel’s enemies.”

In particular, the premier pointed to the maritime border demarcation deal signed with the Lebanese government last year under US mediation, claiming that the agreement had instead been signed with Hezbollah “without getting anything in return.”

Netanyahu also blasted Israeli citizens and army reservists who took to the streets en masse to protest against his judicial overhaul plan, saying, “When you declare that the State of Israel is collapsing, how do you think our enemies interpret this?”

Monday’s speech came just hours after Israel’s Channel 13 released poll results showing that support for Netanyahu’s Likud party has nosedived.

According to the survey, more than two-thirds of voters disapproved of Netanyahu’s performance in office. If elections were held today, Likud would lose more than a third of its seats in the Knesset.

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)

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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