Thursday May 23, 2013
Israeli Forces Assault Youth; Conduct Armed Incursions Into Gaza and Destroy 100-Year Old BuildingIntro by Tim King Salem-News.com
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(SALEM / GAZA CITY) - Tensions between Israel's military and civilians in Gaza and other parts of Palestine are running high; the century old Silwan Center was destroyed by Israeli occupational forces; as the right wing government of Benjamin Netanyahu has been pushing every button to escalate conflict.
Another child was severely beaten by Israeli soldiers; in the event the beating was described as 'viscous'. These cases have been on the rise as adult, heavily armed and equipped Israeli soldiers continue to attack and molest and physically assault young children simply because of the fact that they are Palestinian.
Gaza has been the seen of military tank incursions from the Israeli occupational forces. This, in a place already surrounded by apartheid separation walls on three sides and the Israeli Navy's armed gunboats on the other.
The Egyptian border has also been the scene of increasing bloodshed. Israeli forces attack at will and there are almost never any casualties on the Israeli side.
In a rare and tragic event this week, six Israeli tourists were murdered in a bomb blast; this is a terrible situation, Israelis are outraged, yet Israeli forces frequently terminate the lives of six or more Palestinians, in a single day on a routine basis.
The following reports offer a good idea of what has been taking place; they are presented courtesy of Ezzedeen AL-Qassam Brigades - Palestine -The military wing of the Islamic resistance movement Hamas
100 Year Old Silwan Building Destroyed by Israel
Occupied Jerusalem - The Israeli Municipality of Jerusalem demolished a Palestinian building in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan on Wednesday, according to WAFA news.
Jawad Siyam, director of Wadi Hilweh information center in Silwan said that the pretext for the demolition was building without a permit. However, the 16-square-meter facility is 100 years old and has been used to house livestock.
After demolishing the building, the Israelis then seized the cattle and birds being warehoused there and fined the owner.
On Tuesday, the Israeli army raided Al Qanoub area in Sa'ir, eastern Al Khalil and issued a demolition order on two cisterns used to irrigate land for the benefit of twenty people, of whom more than half are children.
Palestinian teen hospitalized after beating by Israeli soldiers
Al Qassam (Agencies)- West Bank- A teenager from a Bethlehem village was seriously injured two days ago when Israeli soldiers beat him during an arrest raid, a lawyer for the Palestinian Ministry of Prisoners Affairs told a local agency.
Mahmoud al-Badan, 17, from Tuqu village said that he was viciously beaten, blindfolded and handcuffed by Israeli soldiers before taking him into custody Saturday night. His lawyer, Hussein al-Sheikh said after speaking with him that he was beaten with sharp objects and taken to a nearby health center.
He was later transferred to Jerusalem’s Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital. Doctors there found the teen had bruising to the head and a broken jaw. Israeli forces then brought al-Badan back to prison.
Al-Sheikh said that he has consulted the ministry of prisoners as well as Doctors Without Borders and the Red Cross about the incident.
It is not clear how Americans continue to look the other way while this endless abuse of children by Israeli government forces continues unabated. It is so thoroughly documented, yet completely ignored as a subject, spare a handful of brave activists willing to represent these children whose problems are based on being born on the wrong side of a political border.
IOF carry out limited incursion into Gaza
Al Qassam website- Gaza- The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) carried out a small-scale incursion at dawn Wednesday into the Gaza Strip, east of Al-Zeitoun neighborhood amid intensive gunfire.
Local sources told the Palestinian information center (PIC) that a number of Israeli tanks and armored vehicles advanced after midnight hundreds of meters into east of Gaza city and bulldozed agricultural lands.
Israeli helicopters and drones provided aerial backup for the land forces during the incursion.
PRC member killed in Rafah explosion
GAZA CITY - Agencies - A member of the armed wing of the Popular Resistance Committees died Wednesday in an explosion in Rafah in the south of Gaza.
Ashraf al-Qidra, spokesman of the ministry of health in Gaza, said that the body of Abdul Rahman al-Sabana, 24, was taken to Abu Yusuf al-Najjar hospital.
The Salah al-Din Brigades said he died in a “Jihad” mission. Al Qassam Brigades
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