The Al Qassam brigades, the armed wing of Hamas movement, reported Saturday that one of its fighters was killed in what it called a jihad mission in Gaza City.
The fighter, Sameh Al Beitar, was killed in Al Sabra neighborhood.
The Brigades did not reveal information on how the fighter was killed and what type of mission he was conducting.
The Israeli army appears to have no relation to the incident.
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The Israeli army attacked the Palestinian family as they drove near the illegal settlement of Etzion south of Bethlehem on Friday.
Two of the Alami brothers, as well as the wife and three children of one of the men, were driving past an Israeli military vehicle when the car began to malfunction and the engine made several grinding noises.
Soldiers opened fire on the car, which was forced to pull over to the side of the road. When one of the brothers exited the vehicle to calm the situation and check on the car, Israeli soldiers approached the car and beat the man in front of his family members.
None of the family members were detained, and the brothers were able to repair the car and drive safely to their destination.
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Israeli soldiers kidnapped on Saturday afternoon twenty international peace activists in the southern West Bank City of Hebron, and released them later on keeping two in custody.
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A German national and an Italian national were taken by Israeli forces while accompanying farmers at 11am. Both individuals have been taken to the police station at Kyrat Arba. Palestinian farmers in At-Tuwani rely on the presence of International and Israeli human rights workers to mitigate violence from settlers.
As soldiers in the area frequently ignore settler violence and rarely interfere to protect the farmers, international volunteers provide support for the Palestinians. The grazing action began around 8.30 am, and the German and Italian nationals were arrested at 11am.
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The ambulance was moving a patient from the Hebron governmental hospital to her home in Ash-Shuhada Street when the attack occurred, Head of Ambulance and Emergency Services for the Red Crescent Abed Al-Haleem Al-Ja’afra said. The Israeli army was aware that the ambulance would be crossing the normally closed area, and had okayed the move.
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Witnesses said that as soon as the ambulance arrived, the settlers attacked it with stones, they added that Israeli troops who were in the area did not stop the settlers and even protected them.
The Red Crescent Society added that the patient was moved to alocal hospital but still waiting an army permission to go back home.
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The Israeli army confirmed on Thursday a decision to maintain military over flights in Lebanon’s airspace in violation of Security Council Resolution 1701. The Lebanese Army said that on Wednesday at least 16 Israeli planes staged reconnaissance flights across Lebanon for more than an hour.
American NLG Lawyers Release New Findings that Israel Violated International Law, US Domestic Law in Gaza
The Delegation also uncovered evidence of Israeli soldiers using Palestinians as human shields, acts that constitute war crimes, as well as evidence that the Israeli military targeted civilian infrastructure and grossly misused weapons. Further, Israel denied the wounded access to medical care and routinely fired on emergency medical teams attempting to reach those in need of help. Paramedics and doctors reported to the Delegation that many civilians could have been saved if the Israeli army allowed Palestinian medical services access to the wounded. “On one occasion, when Israeli forces did allow Palestinian medical services to enter an area after four days, soldiers prohibited their ambulances from approaching and paramedics were forced to pile the injured on donkey carts,” reported Reem Salahi, a California-based civil rights attorney. “Medical workers were then forced to pull the carts to their ambulances two kilometers away.”
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Onslaught: Israel’s Attack on Gaza and the Rule of Law
The Palestine News and Information Center, WAFA, reported that the invasions were carried out throughout the night and at dawn.
Local sources said that soldiers broke into and searched homes and interrogated several residents in their homes and the streets before kidnapping 27 residents.
Eleven were kidnapped from a village near Jenin, three from Qalqlia city, seven from Jericho, while three from Al Izriyah town near Jerusalem, and two from Bethlehem city.
“Tom Hurndall had stayed in Rafah. He was only 21 where – in his mother’s words – he lost his life through a single, selfless, human act. “Tom was shot in the head as he carried a single Palestinian child out of the range of an Israeli army sniper.” Mrs Hurndall asked me to write a preface to Tom’s book and this article is his preface, for a brave man who stood alone and showed more courage than most if us dreamed of. Forget tree huggers. Hurndall was one good man and true.”