PALESTINE : News from April 9th to April 14th 2017

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ALRAY-Palestinian Media Agency Briefing for April 9th to April 14th 2017


ALRAY IN A WEEK is a weekly bulletin e-newsletter comes out every Sunday to keep ALRAY’s readers flashed with a diverse range of possible issues that are important to the Palestinian Cause.

In ALRAY IN A WEEK you can read about the most Palestinian top news headlines of the previous week, each according to its subject:

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Israel’s violations in Palestine:
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IOF waged Sunday at dawn an arrest campaign in occupied Jerusalem, arrested 18 Jerusalemites. Further details 

IOF arrested Tuesday morning 2 citizens from Tulkarem city in the northern West Bank. Further details

IOF arrested three Palestinians during storming their homes in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem. Further details

IOF arrested on Thursday at dawn eight Palestinian citizens including a university student in raids to several areas in the West Bank. Further details

Home demolition and Land grab:

Israeli settlers of Ma’aleh Adumim settlement chased Palestinian Bedouins of Jerusalem who live there before building the settlements responding to the call of the Jerusalem Periphery Forum. Further details


Palestinian ministry of health announced the death of the teen, Jasem Nakhlah, 17, from Jalzon camp in Ramallah, of injuries he sustained two weeks ago. Further details

Other violations:

Israeli settlers uprooted 310 olive trees on Monday morning in the village of Mikhmas, southeast of occupied Jerusalem. Further details 

Investigation unit of the Israeli occupation police closed the investigation into the file of the death of Mazen Abu Habak, 18 years, by Israeli police bullets in the occupied Negev, about a year ago. Further details

Thousands of Israeli settlers broke into Ibrahimi mosque on Thursday morning to perform Talmudic rituals. Further details

Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa:
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Israeli occupation authorities exiled, on Sunday morning, 23 Palestinian citizens from Jerusalem city on Al-Aqsa mosque. Further details

Coincided with Passover, dozens of Israeli settlers stormed Sunday morning the Islamic holy courtyards of Al-Aqsa mosque via Moroccan gate, heavily guarded by Israeli occupation police. Further details

An Israeli settler assaulted the Jerusalem driver, Rakan Drabas, in his right eye while he was driving a public bus neat an Israeli settlement west of the occupied Jerusalem. Further details 

IOF raided Monday at night a number of facilities of Al-Aqsa mosque, searching for Jerusalemite defenders, Jerusalemite sources reported. Further details

Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) called on the Palestinian people in the occupied West Bank, Palestinians in 1948 territories, all those who have access to Al-Aqsa Mosque to protect Al- Aqsa from the repeated attacks by the occupation and its settlers. Further details 

“The Western Wall Heritage Foundation”, which is a governmental body authorized by Israeli prime minister office, announced that 27, April is the deadline for receiving bids for Beit Haliba at the western wall plaza, 200 m west of Al-Aqsa mosque. Further details

Hundreds of Israeli settlers stormed Thursday Al-Aqsa mosque from Magharba gate escorted by heavy Israeli forces. Further details 

Israeli extremist settlers wrote various racist slogans against Arabs on a wall in the Public Park near Beit Safafa village west of occupied Jerusalem. Further details

Israeli military court handed over five young Jerusalemites on Wednesday exile orders from the Old City of occupied Jerusalem. Further details 

Palestinian prisoners of Israel:
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The Israeli occupation authorities canceled on Monday the visits of Gaza prisoners’ families to their sons in Israeli jails for the Jewish holidays. Further details

Commission of detainees and ex-detainees affairs said on Monday that the health situation of the detainees Kamal Mosalem 43, and Ibrahim Abu Mustafa 33, are getting worse day by day due to medical negligence practiced by Israeli prison service (IPS) in Ashkelon prison. Further details

Israeli occupation police extended Monday the arrest of two Jerusalemite youths for the second day, without giving clear reasons. Further details

National forces and public organizations, detainees and ex-detainees commissions, detainees clubs, right organizations and public figures announced a joint program to support hunger strikers detainees staring on 17, April, which coincides Palestinian Prisoners' Day. Further details 

About 1500 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails are prepared to launch the first escalatory steps for hunger strike under the slogan of freedom, maintain achievements and capabilities, Committee of Prisoners and Ex-prisoners stated. Further details


Gaza under siege:
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Yoav (Poli) Mordechai, coordinator of Israeli government activities in the territories warned of humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip in a letter sent to Nikolay Evtimov Mladenov, United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process. Further details 

A poll conducted by ALRAY media Agency showed that the vast majority of Palestinian people back the execution of collaborators with Israeli occupation. Further details

Limited Israeli military force penetrated on Thursday morning to several meters east of Khusza’a town east of Khan Younis at the southern Gaza Strip. Further details 

The General Administration of Civil Status in the Ministry of Interior recorded 14,630 newborn babies in the first quarter of 2017. Further details


Alray international media watch:
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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (April 9, 2017). Further details

Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (April 10, 2017). Further details 

Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (April 11, 2017). Further details

Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (April 12-13, 2017). Further details

Reports and Analysis:
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Prisoners’ media office said that 300 Palestinians were arrested in Hebron during the first quarter of 2017 only, including 12 women, 53 children, and two MPs. Further details 

Head of Israel Intelligence Research Division, General Dror Shalom warned of the economic crisis, saying that it may lead to an escalation. Further details

After passing of 602 days since the abduction of the four Palestinians by unkown masked men in Egypt’s Sinai, a cloudy ambiguity is still encircling their question in light of lack any official information pertaining to their unknown destiny. Further details 

Other news:
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9 April marks the 69 anniversary of the 1948 Deir Yassin massacre when more than 300 Palestinians, including men, women and children, were murdered by Zionist terror gangs. Further details

Spokesperson for the Ministry of Interior and National Security in Gaza Iyad al-Bozum said that the security services have made a remarkable progress and reached important information in the case of the assassination of the ex-detainee Mazen Fuqaha. Further details

According to Harretz, Israeli confessed that it lost dozens of remains for Palestinian bodies killed by Israeli forces several years ago. Further details 

A report of World Bank refuted the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) statements on its support of the Gaza's power by 1 billion NIS a year. Further details

Israeli occupation authorities prevented the head of the Palestinian Federation of Chile, Anwar Issa, from entering Israel because of his activities in the international boycott movement (BDS) against the Israeli entity. Further details 

Islamic resistance movement Hamas, held a meeting in Gaza with national and Islamic factions conveying its attitude towards finding solution with Fatah movement. Further details

The head of Health and Environment sector, Basem Naeim praised Thursday the achievements of Health ministry despite of the tight siege. Further details 

Over 11,000 Britons signed a petition urging the British government to apologize for the Balfour Declaration, the Palestinian Return Center (PRC) reported. Further details