“It’s fun to shoot Palestinians”: Six former Israeli soldiers speak out
The New York Times Op-Docs recently got hold of a short documentary, Mission: Hebron, from Israeli director and “former” Israeli soldier Rona Segal.
It is the first time in recent years that a documentary highlights some of the daily suffering of Palestinians in occupied Al-Khalil “Hebron”; a staggering reality that the public has rarely been allowed to see.
Al-Khalil is considered the largest city in the occupied West Bank and the only one where Israeli settlers live so close to the Palestinians, exacerbating their suffering.
Palestinians face severe restrictions on movement as Israeli occupation forces are constantly present and committed to sustained efforts to evict them from the old city in particular.
Israeli troops shot Operation Jerusalem leader in the field
Israeli occupation forces shot and killed the Palestinian freedom fighter, who allegedly made a shooting attempt at Israeli troops in Jerusalem’s old city on Sunday.
The incident took place around 9 a.m. near the Bab al-Silsila, one of the gates of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem.
Israeli media said the Palestinian freedom fighter was shot and “neutralized”.
The freedom fighter has been identified as Sheikh Fadi Abu Shukhedem.
Eyewitnesses said he died in the field, but that was not immediately confirmed.
“You were everything to me,” says son of Palestinian executed by Israeli troops in Jerusalem
Israeli occupation forces earlier on Sunday shot and killed a Palestinian freedom fighter identified as Fadi Abu Shukhedem for conducting a shooting operation against Israeli soldiers amid ongoing Israeli attacks on Palestinians.
Sheikh Fadi Abu Shukhedem, 42, is from the Shu’fat neighborhood in the occupied city of Jerusalem.
He is a husband, father of five children: two girls and three boys. He has a master’s degree in Islamic law and works as a teacher at the Al-Rashidiya School in Jerusalem.
He was preparing for the doctorate, as his family said.
Sheikh Shukhedem was previously detained by the Israeli occupation authorities.
Israeli troops invade workplace, home of Operation Jerusalem
Israeli occupation forces have raided the home and workplace of Palestinian freedom fighter Fadi Abu Shukhedem, who was shot dead by troops on Sunday for alleged shooting attempts.
Local sources said that following the incident earlier today, occupation forces raided Sheikh Shukhedem’s home, which is located in the Shuafat neighborhood of the occupied city of Jerusalem, ransacked the house and turned it upside down before questioning members of the house.
Israeli troops demolish two Palestinian-owned buildings in Jerusalem
Israeli occupation forces demolished two Palestinian-owned agricultural structures near the town of Al-Sawahreh al-Sharqiyah, east of occupied Jerusalem, earlier on Sunday.
Local sources said troops invaded the area earlier today and started demolishing two agricultural structures owned by two Palestinian families: Obeidat and Shokairat.
Meanwhile, the Israeli occupation municipality ordered another Palestinian resident to demolish his home in Jerusalem’s al-Bustan neighborhood.
Israeli settlers attack Palestinian cars in Hebron
Israeli settlers attacked many Palestinian cars on Sunday on the main ring road east of the city of Hebron in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.
Several Palestinians said a group of settlers had gathered in the area and was accompanied by many Israeli soldiers.
They added that the settlers threw rocks at their cars, causing them damage; no injuries were reported.
In addition, Israeli soldiers closed the Beit Einoun intersection between the city of Hebron and the city of Sa’ir, preventing all Palestinian cars from crossing.
Israeli soldiers attack and kidnap three brothers in Jerusalem
Israeli soldiers on Sunday attacked and kidnapped three Palestinian brothers, along with another young Palestinian man, in the West Bank town of al-‘Issawiya, in the occupied Palestinian capital of Jerusalem.
Local sources raided the city before soldiers raided and ransacked at least one house and kidnapped three brothers, identified as Bilal, Sultan and Mohammad Rabah Abu al-Hummus.
During the invasion of their home, the soldiers attacked the three brothers, along with their fourth brother who was briefly detained.
Soldiers wound Palestinian journalist, kidnap young man in Ramallah
Israeli soldiers injured a Palestinian journalist with a rubber-coated steel bullet earlier Sunday, causing many Palestinians to suffer the consequences of inhaling tear gas, in addition to kidnapping a young man, after several army jeeps reached the central city of Ramallah in the West Bank. invaded and near al-Biereh.
The soldiers raided the Ein Mounjid neighborhood of Ramallah, sparking protests before the soldiers fired live ammunition, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs.
Medical sources said the soldiers shot a journalist identified as Maher Haroun with a rubber-coated steel bullet and left dozens of residents suffering the effects of inhaling tear gas.
(Sources: Quds News Network, IMEMC)
Henny A.J. Kreeft
Independent Citizen Journalism
© Khamakar News Agency / 21.11.2021