Israeli occupation forces shoot, kill three Palestinians near Nablus

Three Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli occupation forces this morning near the Israeli military checkpoint of Sarra, to the southwest of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, according to the Ministry of Health.

MoH said it was informed by the Palestinian Military Liaison that the Israeli occupation army fired at four Palestinians while inside their vehicle at the checkpoint, killing them in a targeted assassination.

The three martyrs were identified as Jihad Mohammad Shami, 24, Udai Othman Shami, 22, and Mohammad Ra’ed Dabek, 18, and all of them are residents of Nablus.

During the brutal Israeli shooting, three Palestinian workers in a vehicle passing by the checkpoint sustained injuries from the shrapnel of the Israeli bullets fired at the first three, witnesses said.

Witnesses in the village adjacent to the checkpoint told reporters that shortly after the tragic shooting, Israeli occupation soldiers stormed shops and sized the recordings of surveillance cameras to keep their crime hidden.

The latest Israeli crime brings up the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli occupation forces since the beginning of the year to 84, including 15 children and an elderly woman, according to the Ministry.

Source: Palestine News & Information Agency

Palestinian injured in a terrorist attack by settlers near Ramallah

A Palestinian young man was injured last night in a terrorist attack by Israeli settlers in the town of Ni’lin, to the west of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, local sources said.

Witnesses told WAFA that a group of rampaging Israeli settlers attacked Ubai Marie, 18, and hurled stones at his vehicle, injuring him in his head.

Violence by Israeli settlers is commonplace, and is almost never prosecuted by the Israeli occupation authorities.

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Three Syrian soldiers injured in Israeli strikes in northwestern Syria

Three Syrian soldiers were injured this morning in Israeli airstrikes which hit targets in northwestern Syria, the state-run broadcaster SANA said.

SANA, citing a military source, said Israeli fighter jets launched a barrage of missiles from over north Lebanon, targeting sites in the coastal province of Tartus and near Masyaf in the Hama province.

SANA said Syrian air defenses managed to intercept several of the Israeli missiles in the strike.

On Tuesday, Syria said an Israeli airstrike targeted the Aleppo International Airport in the north of the country, leading it to be shut down for several days.

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For 27th day, Palestinian prisoners continue disobedience measures against Israeli repression

For the 27th day in a row, thousands of Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli prisons continue their civil disobedience measures against the repression campaign initiated by ultranationalist Israeli Minister of National Security Itamar Ben-Gvir.

Civil disobedience by the prisoners includes the closing of the different prison sections, stopping aspects of daily life, the wearing of a mandatory brown jail uniform and refusing to undergo the so-called daily security check-up.

The civil disobedience measures will escalate to an open-ended hunger strike beginning on the first day of the upcoming fasting month of Ramadan, unless the Israeli Prison Service goes back on the recent repression measures, according to the Detainees Affairs Commission.

On February 14, the Supreme Emergency Committee for Palestinian Prisoners Affairs announced the beginning of civil disobedience in response to an ongoing repression campaign by the Israeli prison authorities, including reducing the hours Palestinian prisoners can use the shower area to only one hour a day.

Ben Gvir announced on January 8 his decision to cancel a policy which allows any lawmaker in the Israeli Knesset to visit incarcerated Palestinians in prison.

Other abusive measures imposed by the Israeli Prison Service on the prisoners also include reducing the amount of water they use, and reducing the duration of showering so that prisoners are allowed to shower at a specific hour of the day.

Since then, the Israel Prison Service (IPS) has begun moving inmates and transferring them between the 20 prisons used exclusively for Palestinian political prisoners.

Human rights organisations have long condemned Israeli prison authorities for their inhumane treatment of Palestinian prisoners.

Palestinians have been resorting to hunger strikes since 1968 to fight issues such as solitary confinement, denial of family visits, inadequate medical treatment, and other degrading conditions.

Currently, Israeli prisons are home to more than Palestinian political prisoners, including 160 children and some 30 women.

Source: Palestine News & Information Agency

Israeli navy attacks Palestinian fishermen off Khan Yunis

The Israeli occupation’s navy today assaulted Palestinian fishermen with water cannons and gunfire while sailing off the northern shores of Khan Yunis, in the central Gaza Strip, forcing them to return to the shore, according to local sources.

WAFA correspondent said the Israeli navy fired live bullets and launched high-velocity streams of water towards fishermen, forcing them to stop fishing and return to the shore. No injuries were reported.

The Israeli navy has long been harassing fishermen in Gaza, shooting at them, damaging their boats and arresting some of them at times. In some occasions, fishermen were injured or even killed during gunfire attacks by the Israeli navy.

In addition to attacking fishermen, Israel regularly bans boats from accessing the water and reduces the fishing zone which Palestinians from Gaza can access.

The Israeli naval authorities have been enforcing a naval blockade on Gaza’s 40-kilometer-long coast since 2007.

Source: Palestine News & Information Agency

PM: Israel’s ongoing crimes a natural result of absence of accountability

Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said that the Israeli occupation’s ongoing horrific crimes is the natural result of the absence of accountability and the perpetrators’ sense of impunity.

In a statement issued on Sunday evening, the Prime Minister condemned the Israeli occupation’s crime in Nablus at dawn, which resulted in killing the three young men; Jihad Mohammad Shami, 24, Udai Othman Shami, 22, and Mohammad Ra’ed Dabek, 18.

Source: Palestine News & Information Agency