Israeli troops kidnap four students east of Bethlehem
Today, Sunday, Israeli occupation forces kidnapped four students as they returned from their school in Taqu`, east of Bethlehem.
Taqu` Municipality Director Taysir Abu Mufarreh said Israeli occupation forces blocked the road as they left their school (Taqu` high school boys) and detained them in the Wadi al-Halqum area, west of the city.
They kidnap the student Ghaith Issa Jibril and the two brothers Wissam and Hussam Murad Al-Amour, and Attia Muhammad Al-Amour; their ages range between 14-16 years.
Israeli warplanes attack Gaza Strip
Israeli warplanes have launched another nighttime attack on Palestinian resistance positions in the besieged Gaza Strip after claiming a rocket had been launched from the Palestinian enclave.
Our correspondent said that Israeli warplanes attacked a resistance zone in the center of the Gaza Strip with at least six highly explosive rockets.
“Israeli warplanes also attacked a resistance post to the west of the Khan Younis refugee camp south of the Gaza Strip,” he added.
‘Israel’ attacks sites in Gaza for second day in a row, causing damage
Israeli warplanes bombed several locations in the Gaza Strip at dawn on Sunday, for the second day in a row, causing damage.
Israeli warplanes fired at least six rockets at a site in the Al-Maghazi camp in central Gaza.
The Israeli warplanes also shelled a site in the southern Gaza Strip town of Khan Younis.
The Israeli missiles also targeted an empty agricultural area in Rafah, damaging a poultry farm near the site, and targeted another location in Rafah city with more than 4 missiles.
Israel attacks Gaza in retaliation for rocket fire in connection with escape from Gilboa prison
Israel carried out airstrikes in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, allegedly in response to Palestinian rocket attacks on its territory, the Israeli military said.
Tensions between Israel and the Palestinians have escalated over the past week after six Palestinians escaped from a maximum-security Israeli prison on Monday. Israeli forces have since captured four of the detainees.
By carrying out Israeli airstrikes, Gaza militants are said to have fired a rocket at Israel on Friday when two of the detainees were detained and again on Saturday after two more escapees were captured. The Israeli army said it had hit Hamas targets. There were no reports of casualties.
Israeli troops arrest 6 Palestinians from West Bank
Israeli occupation forces arrested six Palestinians from different parts of the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem on Saturday.
Local sources said Israeli occupation forces arrested a civilian near the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron today.
They added that Israeli occupation forces have arrested 18-year-old Ahmed Muhammad Muhammed Bajeh at a military checkpoint near the Ibrahimi Mosque in the Old City in central Hebron.
Meanwhile, a young man from Jerusalem was arrested by the occupying forces.
16 years since Israel’s ‘withdrawal’ from Gaza
On this day, 16 years ago, September 12, 2005, the last soldier left the Gaza Strip and evacuated with them the settlers who had ended the occupation of the Strip from 1967 to 2005.
During their occupation of Gaza, Israel owned 34% of the land and controlled key fertile farmland, groundwater and the coast.
But during the confrontation in the intifada, the settlements were subjected to fierce and stubborn resistance, leading to Israel declaring its intention to withdraw from the settlements of the Gaza Strip and dismantle all of its presence there. On August 15, 2005, Israel began its “withdrawal” from the Gaza Strip, which it had occupied since the 1967 Six-Day War.
Israeli PM pledges not to freeze illegal settlement construction
Israeli occupation Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has promised not to freeze illegal settlement construction in the occupied West Bank, but said there will be no annexation.
At a meeting held Thursday with leaders of the Yesha Council, the main settler advocacy group, Bennett discussed the development of illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank.
According to Israeli media reports, Yesha Council leaders agreed to continue working with Bennett to move these issues forward.
One of six escapees from Gilboa taken to hospital after being tortured by Israeli forces
Zakaria Zubaidi, one of six escaped detainees from the Gilboa, has been transferred to an Israeli hospital for emergency medical treatment after being tortured and beaten by Israeli occupation forces after they re-arrested him.
Israel’s Kan 11 reported on Sunday that Zubaidi was taken to Rambam Medical Center in Haifa for treatment.
Zubaidi, 46, is one of Gilboa’s six escapees who managed to free themselves from Gilboa Prison, a high-security Israeli prison, on September 6, 2021, through a secret tunnel they reportedly dug under the prison.
Israel extends detention of 4 Palestinians arrested after jailbreak
The Israeli magistrate in the northern city of Nazareth has extended the detention of four Palestinian prisoners who escaped from a high-security prison earlier this week, Anadolu Agency reported.
Israel’s prosecutor had requested an extension of their detention by 13 days at a hearing held late Saturday, but the court approved a 9-day extension, state-owned KAN News TV reported.
Last week’s prison break had thrown Israel into confusion as six inmates forced their way out of Gilboa maximum security prison and managed to escape without detection. Of the six, Israeli authorities have so far re-arrested four of the detainees – Islamic Jihad members Mahmoud Aradeh and Yakub Kadari; Zakaria Zubeidi, commander of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, and Mohammed Aradeh, Mahmoud Aradeh’s younger brother.
(Sources: Days of Palestine, Quds News Network, MEMO)
Henny A.J. Kreeft
Independent Citizen Journalism
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