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Palestine: Israel continues attacks on Jerusalem, West Bank

5th Aug 2014
Palestine: Israel continues attacks on Jerusalem, West Bank



By Edmund Russell


Alternative Information Center Reportt: 15 Palestinians were injured this morning in Israeli raids on Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound. Palestinians were further arrested early this morning from their homes in Jerusalem and throughout the West Bank. The Israeli occupation continues during the Gaza attacks.
In the past month, more than 450 Palestinians from East Jerusalem have been detained in protests, and over 150 indictments have been filed. Twelve more young Palestinians were detained in early morning raids on Monday.

On Sunday night three young men were seriously injured by live ammunition in clashes with ../Israeli soldiers in the Hebron-area town of Seir, in the West Bank. According to reports from the Red Crescent, the men were hit in the lower limbs after ../Israeli forces fired live bullets on protesters. The three were transferred to hospitals in Hebron for emergency medical treatment.

Near Kiryat Arba, an ../Israeli settlement to the east of Hebron, ../Israeli military forces imposed a curfew this morning in neighbouring Palestinian areas to prevent disturbances during the funeral of a soldier from the settlement, who was killed in clashes with local resistance.

../Israeli forces raided additional towns in the West Bank and detained Palestinians alleged to have been involved in violent clashes. Early this morning, two residents of the town of Qabatiya, south of Jenin, were arrested and taken to an unknown location. In similar raids, two young men were taken from their homes in the Aida refugee camp in the north of Bethlehem.

Meanwhile, large demonstrations have been held throughout the world to strongly condemn ../Israel’s relentless attacks on the Gaza Strip.

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