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On Day 236 of the US-Backed Israeli Genocidal War on Gaza Strip, 6 Massacres, 75 Palestinians Killed, 284 Injured, with a Death Toll of  36,171 and 81,420 Injuries

May 29, 2024 


Editor's Notes:  

Here are some initial (not final) statistics, which show the Israeli war crimes against humanity, during the current Israeli genocidal war on Gaza Strip:  

By May 29, 2024, the initial death toll of Palestinians who have been killed by the Israeli genocidal war on Gaza Strip is 43,171+.   

This includes the accounted for deaths (36,171) and those who are still missing under the rubble (Corrected on April 18, 2024: 7,000+). 

By May 29, 2024, the documented injuries exceeded 81,420 and more than 2,520 civilians have been abducted from Gaza Strip. 70% of deaths were for children and women.

By May 29, 2024, 521 Palestinians who were killed, 4,392 who were injured, and 8,934 (corrected on May 27, 2024), who were abducted by Israeli occupation forces in the West Bank, since October 7, 2023 (Some of the detainees have been released).

By May 21, 2023, the Palestinian death toll in Gaza included 15,000+ children (43%).

By March 4, 2023, the death toll also included 13,420+ children, 8,900+ women (more than 72.8% of the accounted for victims), 364 doctors and medical staff, 132 journalists, and 48 civil defense workers. 

By May 25, 2024, the Government Media Office (GMO) said that the Israeli occupation forces killed 493 health personnel and kidnapped 310 others of them.

By January 17, 2024, about 661 detainees from Gaza are currently languishing in Israeli prisons as illegitimate combatants (the Israeli term for Palestinian fighters) in addition to more than 50 women from Gaza, who are detained in the Damon prison, noting that 8 women of whom have been recently released.

By March 4, 2024, the Government Media Office (GMO) said that the Israeli occupation forces killed 493 health personnel and kidnapped 310 others of them (May 25, 2024), destroyed 155 health institutions, 32 hospitals, 53 health centers, 126 ambulances, displaced 1.9 million Palestinians, and destroyed 360,000 housing units, about and 60% of the buildings and infrastructure in Gaza Strip.



GMO reveals latest statistics on Israeli genocidal war on Gaza

Saturday 3-February-2024, GAZA, (PIC)

The Palestinian Government Media Office (GMO) in the Gaza Strip revealed on Saturday the latest and most significant figures on the Israeli ongoing genocidal war on the Gaza Strip since October 7.

This announcement comes as the latest updates from the GMO, showing the scale of human and material damage that resulted from the Israeli genocidal war on the Gaza Strip, on its 120th day.

The statistics demonstrated latest updates on the numbers of martyrs, missing, and wounded people in addition to the sick, displaced and prisoners as well as numbers of damaged structures and infrastructure.

Below are figures released by the GMO about Israels violations over the period of 120 days since the start of its genocidal war on the Gaza Strip.

(2,325) Massacres (34,238) Martyrs and missing people. (27,238) Martyrs who arrived in hospitals. (12,000) Child martyrs. (8,190) Female martyrs. (339) Martyrs of medical staff. (46) Civil defense martyrs. (122) Journalist martyrs. (7,000) Missing, 70% of whom are children and women. (66,452) Wounded.

(11,000) Wounded people in need of travel abroad for treatment, (life-saving and critical cases). (10,000) Cancer patients facing the risk of death. (700,000) Wounded with infectious diseases as a result of displacement. (8,000) Cases of viral hepatitis infection due to displacement. (60,000) Pregnant women at risk due to the lack of health care. (350,000) Chronic patients at risk due to blocked medications.

(99) Cases of arrest among health personnel. (10) Cases of arrests among identified journalists. (2 million) Displaced people in the Gaza Strip.

(140) Government headquarters destroyed. (100) Completely destroyed schools and universities. (295) Partially destroyed schools and universities. (183) Completely destroyed mosques. (264) Partially destroyed mosques. (3) Destroyed Churches.

(79,200) Completely destroyed housing units. (290,000) Partially destroyed and uninhabitable housing units. (66,000) tons of explosives dropped on Gaza. (30) Hospitals knocked out of service. (53) Health centers knocked out of service. (150) Partially targeted Health institutions. (122) Destroyed ambulances. (200) Destroyed archaeological and heritage sites.


75 Palestinian civilians were killed, 284 were injured by Israeli genocidal air strikes and bombardment on Gaza Strip, on May 29, 2024 Palestinian children inspect the remains of the displaced victims, who were massacred by the Israeli occupation forces in Rafa'h, using US munition, May 27, 2024
With the killing of First Lieutenant Bahjat Al-Jammal, the death toll of the Palestinian rescue crews rose to 70, who have been killed in Gaza Strip by the Israeli occupation forces, May 29, 2024 With the collapse of the Palestinian medical system, WHO announced that 10,000 injured Palestinians need to be evacuated from Gaza Strip, for medical treatment, May 29, 2024
Displaced Palestinians gather at the site of the massacre carried out by the Israeli occupation forces on a tent camp for displaced persons in Rafa'h, using US munition, May 27, 2024 A little Palestinian infant who was killed by the Israeli genocidal air strikes and bombardment on Rafa'h, May 29, 2024
Carrying injured Palestinian civilians to the European hospital in Khan Younus, after an Israeli genocidal air strike, May 29, 2024 Grieving the death of Palestinian civilians in the European hospital in Khan Younus, who were massacred by an Israeli genocidal air strike, May 29, 2024


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In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

"Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul, unless for a soul, or for corruption in the land, it is as if he had killed humankind entirely" (The Holy Quran, Al-Ma-ida, 5: 32).

"And whoever kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell, wherein he will abide eternally, and Allah has become angry with him, and has cursed him, and has prepared for him a great torment" (Al-Nisa, 4: 93).

"If you do good, you do good for yourselves; and if you do evil, (you do it) to yourselves" (Al-Isra, 17: 7). 


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 human 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 Prophets David and Solomon , peace be upon them, 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, peace be upon him, 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.

No matter what the Zionists and their supporters do, they cannot change the will of God, Who promised the Holy Land to Abraham and his descendants, basically the Palestinian Muslims and Christians.

No matter how much persecution and aggression the Zionists and their supporters inflict upon the Palestinian people, they will never be able to force them out of the Holy Land, which Allah, praise to Him, promised for them, and kept His promise ever since.

This is a necessary brief background to understand the US-Backed Zionist Israeli continuous wars against the Arab nation generally, and the Palestinian people in particular, which included the wars of 1948, 1956, 1967, 1978, 1982, the brutal crushing of the two Uprisings (1987-1993 and 2000-2004), 2009, 2012, 2014, 2021, and the current genocidal war on Gaza (Since October 7, 2023), which has culminated a blockade of Gaza since 2007. In addition, the Israeli occupation and apartheid regime launched so many covert operations, raids, and air strikes on many Arab states since 1948.

The following news stories are just examples, not a systematic record, of the Israeli occupation government abuse, mistreatment, and violations of Palestinian human rights, on daily basis.

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

Editorial Notes about terms & names of people and places:

1. Names of people and places have been standardized to match standard Arabic grammatical rules.

2. Underlined letters and letters preceded by an apostrophe are references to Arabic letter sounds, which does not exist in the English alphabet.

3. The English letter i is equivalent to the Arabic short vowel known as kasra, as in Ibraheem and Qasim as well as in the English words sit and bit. So, it is incorrect to use it as a long vowel for such Arabic names as Jameel and Jibreel.

4. The English letter e is equivalent to the Arabi short vowel known as fat'ha, as in A'hmed and Mu'hammed.

5. It is more accurate to refer to the
land-grabbing Israelis, who establish illegal settlements in the Palestinian territory of the West Bank, as illegal Israeli settlers, than referring to them as colonists.

The term colony is a reference to a large entity or a country, such as American states before independence. It was also a reference to Egypt, and India, when they were British colonies.

In addition, the term "colony" represents a positive nostalgic theme, in the minds of native speakers of English, particularly in America and Britain.

6. It is more accurate to use the verb "abduct" than the verb "detain," in reference to taking Palestinian citizens by force to prisons and interrogation centers, by Israeli occupation regime soldiers. This is because the presence of the Israeli occupation regime forces is illegal in the Palestinian territories, and they have no jurisdiction over the Palestinian people.

Click here for more about using the apostrophe and the underlining of letters in the transliteration of Arabic names.



Hundreds of Americans gather in front of White House to protest Israel's attack on Rafa'h

WASHINGTON, Wednesday, May 29, 2027 (WAFA) - 

Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the White House in the US capital Tuesday to protest Israels attack over the weekend on a tent camp in the southern Gaza city of Rafa'h, calling on the US government to end funding of Israel's war on the Gaza Strip.

As reported in Anadolu Agency, the protest was supported by several pro-Palestine groups including the Palestinian Youth Movement, the Party for Socialism and Liberation and Maryland for Palestine.

The protesters carried banners saying "Free Palestine," "End All US Funding of Israeli Apartheid," "All Eyes on Rafa'h" and "Stop This Slaughter.

The protestors chanted "Stop bombing Rafah now" and "End the occupation now."

An Israeli airstrike on a tent camp for displaced Palestinians in Rafah killed at least 45 people Sunday and wounded nearly 250, said the Gaza-based Government Media Office.

The strike occurred near the logistics base of the UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) in Tal al-Sultan.



'Hamas slams the Biden administration for turning a blind eye to the Israeli massacres and atrocities in Gaza

Wednesday 29-May-2024


The 'Hamas Movement has strongly denounced the US administration of president Joe Biden for turning a blind eye to the horrific massacres that were committed by the Israeli occupation army against displaced families in Rafa'h.

What was stated by John Kirby, spokesman for the White House national security council, that the Zionist entity has not yet crossed the red line set by president Biden has clearly reflected the US administrations disregard for the lives of civilians and its complicity in killing them, especially with the emergence of preliminary investigations indicating that the bombs used against displaced people [in Gaza] are US-made munitions, Hamas said in a statement on Wednesday.

'Hamas held the US administration fully responsible for the horrific massacres that are committed in Gaza and called on it to renounce its double standard policy and its complicity in killing Palestinians.


WHO: 10,000 people in Gaza need to be evacuated for medical treatment

Wednesday 29-May-2024


The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday that medical evacuations in Gaza are under abrupt halt while 10,000 people need to be referred out.

Theres been an abrupt halt to all medical evacuations, WHO spokesperson Margaret Harris said at a UN press briefing.

We have around 10,000 people who need to be evacuated. And since the increase in the violence in the area and Rafa'h, and the limitation on the services, we now have an extra 1,000 critically ill and injured patients whove been unable to leave Gaza to receive the much-needed medical treatment elsewhere, Harris stressed.

She noted that no evacuation has been done since May 7.

Regarding the possible deaths that occurred while waiting to be evacuated from the besieged Strip, she said that she does not have the exact numbers of how many people died since the evacuations halted.

However, the spokesperson confirmed that a number of patients lost their lives while waiting to get approval for their referral, and those deaths happened before the evacuations came to a halt.

So, while were waiting for an agreement, a percentage of those people who are waiting to be moved, die, Harris lamented.

Israel has killed more than 36,000 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip since the start of its bloody genocide on Oct. 7.

The genocidal war has turned much of the enclave into ruins, leaving most civilians homeless and at risk of famine.

Israel stands accused of genocide at the International Court of Justice, which has ordered it to ensure its forces do not commit acts of genocide and take measures to guarantee that humanitarian assistance is provided to civilians in Gaza. 


Gaza Civil Defense: 70 of our staff martyred since the start of the Israeli aggression

Wednesday 29-May-2024


70 employees of the Palestinian Civil Defense Directorate have been killed while carrying out their humanitarian work across the Gaza Strip since the start of the Israeli genocidal war on October 7th last year.

The Civil Defense Directorate said in a press statement on Tuesday that the officer at the Al-Tuffa'h Civil Defense Center, First Lieutenant Bahjat Al-Jammal, was martyred after a brutal Israeli bombardment, bringing the number of martyrs from the humanitarian response crews to 70.

Since last October 7th, the Israeli occupation army has deliberately bombed and targeted civil defense, ambulance and emergency services in Gaza, putting them out of service, despite the fact that they were already dilapidated due to the 18-year-long blockade.

In addition to the dozens of workers in these agencies being martyred due to air strikes, artillery shelling, and targeted attacks throughout the war period, hundreds have been injured and dozens arrested while carrying out their work.

The Israeli war on Gaza continues for the 235th day amid intense bombardment across the Strip, including the city of Rafa'h, which witnessed a horrific massacre against the displaced, at a time when the humanitarian and health situation is deteriorating significantly.

The war on Gaza has left more than 117,000 Palestinians between martyrs and wounded, most of them children and women, and more than ten thousand missing amid massive destruction and famine that has claimed the lives of children and the elderly.


Al-Resheq: Displacement tent massacre confirms Netanyahus bloody nature

Wednesday 29-May-2024


'Izzat Al-Rishiq, member of the 'Hamas political bureau, said on Tuesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his army were struck by a state of frenzy, thirst for blood, murder, and revenge because of the defeats and losses they are suffering at the hands of the Palestinian heroic resistance, and the state of international isolation.

It has become clear to the world that the Israeli occupation decided to directly and deliberately kill the largest number of civilians in Rafa'h and the entire Gaza Strip.

He pointed out that women, children and the elderly are the direct targets of the Israeli army and US missiles, which are claimed to be accurate!

He further considered Israels attempts to justify its massacres in Rafa'h by targeting resistance fighters as ridiculous arguments that the world will not believe.

No one on earth believes your lies, and no one is waiting for the results of your false investigations, he added. 


Investigation reveals Gaza detainees martyrdom at the Israeli occupation regime Sde Teiman detention camp

Wednesday 29-May-2024


The Hebrew newspaper Haaretz revealed on Tuesday the martyrdom of two prisoners from the Gaza Strip detained in the Israeli occupation regime Sde Teiman detention camp, as a result of torture by the Israeli occupation soldiers.

The newspaper, in its investigation, said that two residents of Gaza were martyred as a result of the severe beating they were subjected to by the soldiers, and not due to the rough road conditions during their transfer, as claimed by the Israeli forces that arrested them.

The newspaper pointed out that the two martyrs were taken out alive, tied with a belt inside a truck that transported them from Khan Younus to a detention center near Beersheba, and they were found dead at the end of the journey.

It indicated that the evidence collected contradicts the soldiers claims about the damages sustained on the road, and there were signs of beatings in several parts of their bodies, and according to the evidence, one of them was hit on the head.

It confirmed that the bodies of 35 other martyrs are being examined regarding the circumstances of their martyrdom inside the secret prison, which many reports have revealed that Palestinians inside it are subjected to brutal treatment and severe torture.

The newspaper said that investigations are underway into the martyrdom of other Palestinians, as a result of neglect or lack of medical care, and death due to diseases and infections that developed inside the detention camp.

The Sde Teiman camp is a military base that has been converted into a prison, housing most of the detainees in the Gaza Strip, until a decision is made regarding the continuation of the procedures against them and their transfer to the prison service.

The newspaper said that around 2,000 Palestinians have been transferred to other prisons, and they are being held under detention orders.


US-made munitions were used in Israel's deadly strike on Rafah tent camp, CNN analysis shows

WASHINGTON, Wednesday, May 29, 2027 (WAFA) - 

US-made munitions were used in a deadly Israeli strike on a camp for displaced Palestinians in Rafa'h, a CNN analysis of video from the scene and a review by explosive weapons experts found. 

CNN geolocated videos showing tents in flames in the aftermath of the strike on the camp for internally displaced people (IDPs) known as "Kuwait Peace Camp 1."

In video shared on social media, which CNN geolocated to the same scene by matching details including the camps entrance sign and the tiles on the ground, the tail of a US-made GBU-39 small-diameter bomb (SDB) is visible, according to four explosive weapons experts who reviewed the video for CNN.

The GBU-39, manufactured by Boeing, is a high-precision munition designed to attack strategically important point targets, and result in low collateral damage, explosive weapons expert Chris Cobb-Smith told CNN.

However, using any munition, even of this size, will always incur risks in a densely populated area, said Cobb-Smith, a former British Army artillery officer.   

Trevor Ball, a former US Army senior explosive ordnance disposal team member who also identified the fragment as being from a GBU-39, explained to CNN how he drew his conclusion.  

CNNs identification of the munition is consistent with a claim made by IsraelI Forces spokesperson Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari in a briefing about the tragedy on Tuesday. Hagari said the strike used two munitions with small warheads containing 17 kilos of explosives, adding these bombs were "the smallest munitions that our jets could use.

The traditional GBU-39 warhead has an explosive payload of 17 kilograms.  

Additionally, serial numbers on the remnants match those for a manufacturer of GBU-39 parts based in California more evidence the bombs were made in the US.  




Killing and Injuring of Palestinians in Ghazza (Gaza) by Israeli Occupation Regime Forces

On May29, 2024, Dr. Ashraf Al-Qidra, the Spokesperson of the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza announced that the Israeli genocidal air strikes and bombardment on Gaza Strip resulted in 6 massacres, which resulted in the killing of 75 Palestinian civilians, and the injury of 284 others, in the past 24 hours. This increased the accounted for death toll in Gaza Strip to 36,171 and the injuries to 81,420, since the start of the Israeli genocidal war on October 7, 2023.   


Gaza: Death toll surges to 36,171 martyrs

Wednesday 29-May-2024


The health ministry in Gaza said on Wednesday that the Israeli occupation army committed six massacres in different areas of the Gaza Strip during the past 24 hours, killing at least 75 civilians and injuring over 284 others, while a large number of victims are still under the rubble of bombed buildings or lying on roads.

In a statement, the health ministry said that the Israeli army killed and injured a large number of civilians in different areas of Gaza during the past 24 hours, but at least 359 of them, including 75 martyrs, were transported to hospitals.

The health ministry added that the death toll from the ongoing Israeli bombardments and shooting attacks, which started on October 7, climbed to 36,171 martyrs and the number of the wounded surged to 81,420 people.

The Gaza Strip has been under brutal bombardment since a cross-border operation was launched by Hamass armed wing, al-Qassam Brigades, on October 7.

Besides the large number of casualties and the huge displacement of people, basic food, fuel, water and medical supplies have run out for the 2.3 million residents in Gaza due to the tight Israeli blockade and the massive destruction of infrastructure and facilities. 


One Palestinian civilian killed, others injured in an Israeli genocidal airstrike east of Rafa'h city

GAZA, Wednesday, May 29, 2027 (WAFA)  

A Palestinian civilian today was killed and dozens injured in a bombing by Israeli occupation warplanes, east of the city of Rafa'h, in the southern Gaza Strip.

Sources said that the occupation warplanes targeted a group of civilians in the Kaff Al-Mashrou' area, east of the city of Rafa'h, resulting in the killing of a civilians and the injury of 20 others.

On May 6, the occupation forces announced the start of a military operation in Rafah and the next day they controlled the Palestinian side of the Rafa'h crossing, and prevented the delivery of humanitarian aid and the exit of sick and injured people from the Strip to receive treatment abroad.

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) said that one million citizens were forced to forcibly flee from the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip during the past three weeks due to the violent bombing of the city.

Local sources added that the lack of food and water, piles of waste, and unsuitable living conditions make providing assistance almost impossible day after day.

The occupation forces continue their aggression against the city of Rafah, despite the orders of the International Court of Justice, last Friday, for Israel to immediately stop its attack on Rafa'h.

The death toll of the aggression on the Gaza Strip has risen to 36,096 people, the majority of whom are children and women, and 81,136 injured, since October 7th.



Day 236 of Genocide: Palestinian civilians killed by Israeli strikes in Gaza

GAZA, Wednesday, May 29, 2027 (WAFA) - 

A number of Palestinians, including children, were killed at dawn and early Wednesday morning, while others were injured in Israeli warplane and artillery shelling on the western neighborhoods of Rafa'h and the east of Gaza City, and on Al-Nusayrat and Jabalya refugee camps in the central and northern Gaza Strip as the Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip enters its 236th day.

WAFA correspondent said that people were killed and wounded in an Israeli bombing that targeted a residential apartment owned by Shatat family near the government clinic in the middle of Al-Shaikh Radhwan neighborhood, north of Gaza City.

In a similar targeting of a house owned by the 'Hamdan family in the new camp in Nuseirat, three people were injured and taken to Al-'Awda Hospital in the camp in the central Gaza Strip.

The eastern areas of Gaza City saw intense gunfire from Israeli military vehicles, while an Israeli warplane carried out a strike in the western areas of the town of Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip, wounding a number of citizens.

Israeli warplanes also launched air strikes on various areas in the center and west of the city of Rafa'h in the southern Gaza Strip.

Civil defense crews retrieved the bodies of three people after an Israeli bombing targeted a house owned by Abu Jazar family in Maan area, east of the city of Khan Younus.




Killing, Injuring, and Abduction of Palestinians in the West Bank by Israeli Occupation Regime Forces 


One Palestinian injured, others kidnapped by the IOFs in the West Bank

Wednesday 29-May-2024


One Palestinian citizen was injured and many others were kidnaped from their homes at dawn Wednesday when the Israeli occupation forces (IOFs) stormed different areas of the West Bank.

According to local sources, a young man suffered a bullet injury during clashes with Israeli forces in the towns of Sair and Bait Ummar in Al-Khaleel (Hebron).

The IOFs reportedly kidnapped at least 14 citizens during its raid in Sair town.

Israeli forces also stormed Al-Fawwar refugee camp in southern al-Khalil and clashed with local youths in al-Arroub refugee camp after their watchtower in the area was attacked with Molotov cocktails.

The IOFs also kidnapped two young men and confiscated a number of cars following a raid in Al-Shuyoukh town and kidnaped another citizen in Yatta town in Al-Khaleel (Hebron) province.

In Qalqilya, the IOFs broke into and ransacked the house of a wanted young man before kidnapping his parents and two of his brothers to pressure him to turn himself in.

Another citizen was taken prisoner during the same IOFs raid in Qalqilya.

The IOF also kidnapped a young man from the suburb of Toulkarm and an anesthetic technician called Sari Qashu, who works at the Thabet Thabet Hospital in Tulkarem City.

Meanwhile, resistance fighters clashed with the Israeli occupation forces in Shuwaika suburb in Toulkarm City and attacked them with explosive devices.

In Al-Quds (occupied Jerusalem), Israeli police forces stormed Shu'fat refugee camp and kidnaped a number of citizens, including a young woman.

The IOFs also stormed other areas of the West Bank, with no reported kidnappings.

In a separate incident, a horde of the illegal extremist Jewish settlers reportedly brutalized Palestinian shepherds in Masafir Yatta area, south of al-Khalil. There was no information about casualties in the settler attack.

1 injured.

22 kidnapped.


Several Palestinians suffocate during confrontations with the Israeli occupation soldiers near Nablus

NABLUS, Wednesday, May 29, 2027 (WAFA) - 

A number of Palestinians suffocated by tear gas this evening during confrontations with Israeli occupation forces in the village of Madama, south of Nablus.

Local sources reported that large military forces stormed the said village, amid the random firing of live ammunition and tear gas bombs toward residents houses, causing several citizens to suffocate due to tear gas inhalation.




Aggression and Attacks by Illegal Israeli Settlers and Soldiers


Israeli occupation forces close agricultural roads near Bait La'hm (Bethlehem)

Bait La'hm (Bethlehem), Wednesday, May 29, 2027 (WAFA) -

Israeli occupation forces today closed the entrances to agricultural roads with cement cubes in the town of Al-Khadhir, south of Bait La'hm (Bethlehem).

A'hmed Sala'h, an activist in the field of resistance to the wall and settlements, said that shutting down agricultural roads in the said town would hinder farmer's access to their lands.

The illegal Israeli settlers along with the Israeli occupation forces have escalated their violations and attacks against Palestinian farmers and landowners in the town, involving stealing grape leaves, preventing people from accessing their lands, and demolishing multiple agricultural rooms and shacks.



Israeli colonists set up tents on Palestinian lands in Bait La'hm (Bethlehem)

Bait La'hm (Bethlehem), Wednesday, May 29, 2027 (WAFA)  

A group of the illegal Israeli settlers today set up tents on Palestinian farmlands in the village of Artas, south of Bait La'hm (Bethlehem).

The head of the village council in Artas, Lutfi Asa'd, said that a group of Israeli colonists set up two tents on the lands of the Jabal Abu Zaid and Khallet Al-Qattan areas for the benefit of expanding the borders of the illegal colony of Efrat.

Asa'd added that the attacks of the colonists, under the protection of the occupation forces, have escalated since October 7th, the latest of which took place in Khallet Al-Qattan and Jabal Abu Zaid when a group of Israeli colonists attacked farmers while they were attending their own lands.



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