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275 Palestinians Injured in Gaza, Dozens Injured and Abducted by Israeli Occupation Soldiers in the West Bank

October 22, 2018 

Editor's Note:

While brutal force has been used to create Zionist Israel and sustain it thus far, Zionist claims to Palestine are false. Actually, from the five thousand years of known written history, there has been a continuous Palestinian-Canaanite presence in the Holy Land. Despite the Zionist false claims, the ancient Israelites ruled part of the land for only 85 years (during the reign of David, Solomon, and Solomon's son).

 After that, the Egyptians conquered Palestine-Canaan in 925 BC, followed by Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, and Romans, before the Arab Muslim rule, starting from 636 AD.

By the Time Jesus started his mission, the three population groups of Canaanites, Palestinians, and Israelites were melted together in religion and language. Most of them became Christians when Constantine converted in 313 AD. Then, most of them became Muslims in the 7th and 8th centuries AD.

So, Palestinian Muslims, Christians, and Jews are the ones who have the right to claim descent from ancient Israelites, Palestinians, and Canaanites, not Zionists from other continents.

The following news stories are just examples of the Israeli occupation government violations of Palestinian human rights, on daily basis.

More detailed news stories can be found at the following sources:,,


PCHR: For the 30th Friday of Return and Breaking Siege March, Israeli Forces, Wound 275 Civilians,

 including 49 Children, 3 Women, 3 Journalists, 4 Paramedics and 10 Sustaining Serious Wounds











On Friday, 19 October 2018, in excessive use of force against peaceful protesters on the 30th Friday of the March of Return and Breaking the Siege, Israeli forces wounded 275 Palestinian civilians, including 49 children, 3 women, 3 journalists and 4 paramedics, with live bullets and directly hit teargas canisters in eastern Gaza Strip.  Ten of those wounded sustained serious wounds.

According to the fieldworkers of Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) during the reporting period, in light of wide-scale incitement by the Israeli highest military and political echelons against the protests and giving them a lead time until today to end them, the Israeli forces intensified the use of excessive force against the peaceful demonstrators though the organizers of the protests and Palestinian factions called for “maintaining the peaceful and popular nature of the protests and their tools” in addition to demanding “to take all measures to prevent and fail any opportunity for the Israeli snipers to take down the protestors.” 

PCHR’s investigations and fieldworkers’ observations emphasize that the Israeli forces heavily opened fire at the protestors, inflicting many casualties.  Though no killings were reported, there were 10 persons seriously wounded.  Moreover, though limited attempts to approach the border fence were reported in the demonstration areas, there was no imminent threat posed to the life of the Israeli soldiers and the protests were totally peaceful.  PCHR’s fieldworkers did not witness any armed manifestations while the Israeli soldiers continued to position on the top of sand berms and hills, in military jeeps and tanks along the border fence. 

This proves that Israeli forces continue to use excessive force against the protestors upon highest Israeli military and political echelons despite no danger or threat posed to the life of Israeli soldiers. 

It should be mentioned that before the protests started today, the Israeli forces deployed large forces and tanks along the security border fence with the Gaza Strip and adjacent to residential areas in the vicinity of the Gaza Strip.

The incidents on 19 October  2018, were as follows:

At approximately 15:00, thousands of civilians, including women, children and entire families, started swarming to the 5 encampments established by the Supreme National Authority for the Great March of Return and Breaking Siege along the border fence, east of the Gaza Strip governorates. They raised flags and chanted national songs. Hundreds, including children and women, approached the border fence with Israel, set fire to tires and gathered 300 meters away from the main border fence. Some of them attempted to throw stones at the Israeli forces, limitedly threw Molotov Cocktails and pulled parts of the second barbed-wire few meters away from the fence established inside the Palestinian territories few meters away from the border fence and in limited cases, they threw Molotov Cocktails along the border fence. However, there was no threat posed on the lives of Israeli soldiers stationed behind barracks and sand berms, 70 meters away the border fence. 

The Israeli shooting, which continued until 18:30, resulted in the injury of  275 civilians, including 49 children, 3 women, 3 journalists and 4 paramedics, were hit with live bullets and direct tear gas canisters. Ten of those wounded sustained serious wounds in addition dozens suffering tear gas inhalation and seizures after tear gas canisters were heavily fired by the Israeli soldiers from the military jeeps and riffles in the eastern Gaza Strip.

Moreover, at approximately 17:25, an Israeli drone launched 2 missiles at civilians in an olive field that is around 800 meters away to the west of the Return encampment in Khuza’ah in eastern Khan Younis.  As a result, 4 civilians were wounded. 

Table of Civilian Casualties due to the Israeli Suppression since the Beginning of the Great March of Return on 30 March 


Medical Crews






Among those Killed, there are 5 Persons with Disabilities and a girl







Among those wounded, 479 are in serious condition and 76 had their lower or upper limbs amputated.  The number of those wounded only include those wounded with live bullet and directly hit with tear gas canisters as there have been thousand others who suffered tear gas inhalation.







PCHR hereby condemns the crimes committed by the Israeli forces, believing it is as a result of Israel’s enjoying impunity thanks to the U.S. and so encouraging the Israeli forces to commit further crimes upon an official decision by the highest military and political echelons.

PCHR emphasizes that continuously targeting civilians, who exercise their right to peaceful assembly or while carrying out their humanitarian duty, is a serious violation of the rules of international law, international humanitarian law, the ICC Rome Statute and Fourth Geneva Convention. Thus, PCHR calls upon the ICC Prosecutor to open an official investigation in these crimes and to prosecute and hold accountable all those applying or involved in issuing orders within the Israeli Forces at the security and political echelons.

PCHR also reiterates its call upon the High Contracting Parties to the 1949 Fourth Geneva Convention to fulfill their obligations under Article 1; i.e., to respect and ensure respect for the Convention in all circumstances and their obligations under Article 146 to prosecute persons alleged to commit grave breaches of the Fourth Geneva Convention.

PCHR calls upon Switzerland, in its capacity as the Depository State for the Convention, to demand the High Contracting Parties to convene a meeting and ensure Israel’s respect for this Convention, noting that these grave breaches constitute war crimes under Article 147 of the same Convention and Protocol (I) Additional to the Geneva Conventions regarding the guarantee of Palestinian civilians’ right to protection in the occupied territories. 



“Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In West Bank”

October 21, 2018 12:01 PM IMEMC News

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, at least six Palestinians, during extensive searches of homes and property in the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinians were taken prisoner after the soldiers carried out extensive and violent searches of homes and property, causing excessive damage.

In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted three Palestinians from the al-‘Isawiya town; they have been identified as Amir Shalloudi, Anas Darwish and Yousef Mustafa.

In Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, the soldiers abducted Ahmad Arafat Gheith.

In Qalqilia, in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted two children, identified as Nidal Salim, 15, and Abdullah ar-Rabie, but released them hours later.

In addition, the soldiers abducted a child, identified as Nidal Safwan Salim, 15, from his home in ‘Azzoun town, east of Qalqilia, and Nasser Thieb Odah, 53, from Kafr Thulth town.

The soldiers also abducted Mohammad Adnan Tabbal, from Deir al-Ghosoun town, in Tulkarem governorate, in northern West Bank.

In related news, the soldiers installed a barbed-wire fence on a road used by local children heading to their schools in Teqoua’ town, east of Bethlehem.

It is worth mentioning that the Israeli army said its soldiers have arrested five Palestinians in several parts of the West Bank.

It claimed that the soldiers located and confiscated two Carlo rifles, during searches in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, adding that two pipe bombs were hurled at army jeeps in Beit Forik town, east of Nablus, in northern West Bank.

Updated From: Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In The West Bank  Oct 21, 2018 @ 10:58

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, at least five Palestinians, during extensive searches of homes and property in the occupied West Bank.

The Tulkarem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), in northern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes in Deir al-Ghosoun town, north of the city, and abducted Mohammad Adnan Tabbal.

It added that the soldiers also searched many homes, lands and hills, along the roads linking Shweika area in Tulkarem city, with several surrounding communities.

In addition, the soldiers abducted a child, identified as Nidal Safwan Salim, 15, from his home in ‘Azzoun town, east of Qalqilia, and Nasser Thieb Odah, 53, from Kafr Thulth town.

Hundreds Of Israeli Occupation Soldiers Invade Shweika Area In Tulkarem

October 21, 2018 1:10 AM IMEMC News

Hundreds of Israeli occupation soldiers invaded, Saturday, Shweika area in the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, and surrounded a local school just hours after dozens of soldiers invaded and searched it.

Media sources in Tulkarem, said the soldiers surrounded the under-construction school, once again, and closed the entire area, while dozens of soldiers have been deployed to prevent the Palestinians from entering or leaving it.

They added that the army also invaded many areas in Tulkarem, and used loud speakers demanding Ashraf Na’alwa, to surrender and turn himself in to the army.

The soldiers also brought two armored military bulldozers to the school area, and continued to surround and isolate Shweika, in Tulkarem.

The army has been trying to arrest Ashraf Na’alwa, since he carried out the fatal shooting in Barkan illegal colony, in the West Bank, leading to the death of Kim Levengrond Yehezkel, 28, from Rosh HaAyin, and Ziv Hagbi, 35, from Rishon LeZion.

The soldiers have been carrying out ongoing violent invasions and searches of his home, and homes of his relatives, and abducted many members of his family, including his father, mother, sisters and brothers, and issued a demolition order targeting his parent’s home.

Israeli Occupation Soldiers Detain Governor of Jerusalem

October 20, 2018 8:49 PM IMEMC News & Agencies

Special units of the Israeli police detained governor of Jerusalem, Adnan Ghaith, in the town of Beit Hanina to the north of occupied Jerusalem.

Informed sources told WAFA at least three police cars intercepted the car carrying the governor before nabbing him and leading him to an unknown destination. No reason was given for the action.

Earlier Saturday, the Israeli army detained Colonel Jihad Faqeeh, 50, who heads the Jerusalem office in the Palestinian Intelligence force, at a military checkpoint near the town of Qatannah, northwest of Jerusalem, as he was heading to work in Ramallah.

Israeli Occupation Soldiers Injure Several Protesters in Kufur Qaddoum

October 19, 2018 9:33 PM IMEMC News

Israeli occupation soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of Qalqilia, in northern West Bank, wounding several protesters, including an international peace activist.

Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said the soldiers fired many rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades at the nonviolent protesters.

He added that an international activist was shot with a rubber-coated steel bullet, and received treatment at the local clinic.

Several protesters suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, and were treated by local medics at the scene.

Eshteiwi added that the soldiers invaded many homes, and occupied their rooftops before using them as firing posts.

Last week, the soldiers attacked the procession in Kufur Qaddoum and installed sand hills closing several roads, which remained closed since then.

Kufur Qaddoum witnesses frequent Israeli invasions, assaults and abductions as it continues to hold is weekly nonviolent processions against the illegal Annexation Wall and colonies, and against the closure of the main road, which was blockaded by the military fifteen years ago, to enable easy access for colonialist settlers driving to and from the Kedumim colony, built on private Palestinian lands.

Palestinian protesters in Kufr Qaddoum

Israeli Soldiers Injure Four Palestinians In Hebron

October 19, 2018 8:54 PM IMEMC News

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, four Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets, including one who was injured in his face, in the center of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Palestinian medical sources said one Palestinian was moderately injured by a rubber-coated steel bullet in the face, and three others were shot in the lower extremities, before they were rushed to local hospitals.

The injuries took place after the soldiers attacked Palestinian protesters at the main entrance of the Shuhada Street.

The army fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs at the protesters.

Israeli Occupation Soldiers Seriously Injures A Palestinian In Al-Biereh

October 19, 2018 8:34 PM IMEMC News

Israeli soldiers seriously injured, Friday, a young Palestinian man after shooting him with live fire in the chest, in Jabal at-Taweel area, east of al-Biereh city in central West Bank.

Medical sources said the young man is in a very serious condition, due to a gunshot wound to the chest, and adding that he is receiving treatment at a local hospital.

The incident took place after dozens of soldiers invaded Jabal at-Taweel area, where dozens of Palestinians held a procession.

The soldiers came from their base in Psegot illegal colony, which was built on private Palestinian lands in al-Biereh.

They fired many live rounds, gas bombs, concussion grenades and rubber-coated steel bullets at the protesters, and at many surrounding homes.

Israeli Occupation Soldiers Injure Several Palestinian Nonviolent Protesters In Ni’lin

October 19, 2018 7:58 PM IMEMC News

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, several protesters during the weekly nonviolent procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and colonies, in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

The soldiers fired many rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades at the nonviolent protesters, causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, while one Palestinian suffered various burns after he was struck by a concussion grenade.

The procession this week also marks the 65th anniversary of Qibya massacre carried out by the Israeli occupation forces, headed by Ariel Sharon, in 1953.

The protesters marched carrying Palestinian flags, and chanting for liberation and impudence, and condemning the seriously escalating Israeli military violence against the unarmed Palestinian people, and calling for the removal of the illegal Wall and colonies.

Israeli Occupation Soldiers Injure Several Palestinian

Nonviolent Protesters In Ni’lin, October 19, 2018


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