dimanche 9 avril 2017

Intifada: 11 heroic operations against IOF in first week of April

Intifada : 11 opérations héroïques contre les forces d'occupation durant la première semaine d'avril


Palestinian intifada young men carried out, during the first week of April 2017, 11 heroic operations against the Israeli occupation forces (IOF), killing one soldier and wounding eight others in different areas of the West Bank and Jerusalem.

According to a report released by the Intifada website, 21-year-old Malek Hamed slammed his car, a few days ago, into a group of Israeli occupation soldiers on a road near the illegal settlement of Ofra, northeast of Ramallah, killing one of them and injuring another.

Three Israeli policemen also suffered different injuries when 17-year-old Ahmed Ghazal stabbed them in Bab al-Wad area in the Old City of Jerusalem. He was killed on-site.

In a separate incident, the IOF claimed its forces foiled a stabbing attempt in al-Khalil city and arrested two young men, who tried to carry out the attack.

One soldier was slightly injured when angry young men hurled stones at an Israeli military force that clashed with them in Taqua town, southeast of Bethlehem.

Young men also showered soldiers with stone in al-Jalazoun refugee camp in Ramallah, wounding one of them.

In Jerusalem, one policeman was moderately wounded after a young man threw a Molotov cocktail at him during skirmishes in Issawiya district.

In Beit Ummar town of al-Khalil, a group of young men detonated an explosive device at an Israeli military force. There was no information if the attack resulted in injuries among soldiers.

In addition, gunfire attacks reportedly took place during the first week of April on different Israeli settlements.

Anonymous gunmen, believed to be from the Palestinian resistance in the West Bank, opened fire at the illegal settlements of Beit Araba, Pisgat, and Shavei Shomron as well as the Salem military base.

In another context, the Intifada website said that 12 Palestinians suffered rubber and live bullet injuries and many others were either beaten or attacked with tear gas during recent clashes with the IOF in different flashpoint areas of the West Bank and Jerusalem.

Its report noted that seven Molotov cocktails were used against Israeli soldiers and policemen during clashes in the West Bank and Jerusalem during the fourth week of March 2017.

It also pointed out that nine bodies of Palestinian martyrs are still being detained by the Israeli security and military authorities.

85 Palestinian citizens, including 10 children and many ex-detainees, were either detained or kidnapped in the West Bank and Jerusalem during the reporting week.


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