Saturday, 6 Feb 2016
RAMALLAH, February 4, 2016 (WAFA) – Shooting three Palestinians dead by Israeli police after they fatally wounded a police officer and injured another in a gun and knife assault outside Damascus Gate entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City hit the front page headlines in Palestinian dailies. The three dailies reported that three Palestinians from the Jenin town of Qabatiya were shot dead after they carried out a stabbing and gun attack that claimed the life of an Israeli female soldier and wounded another in Jerusalem. The three dailies highlighted the reprisal measures taken by Israeli
JERUSALEM, February 4, 2016 (WAFA) – Israeli forces detained overnight 29 Palestinians mostly during predawn detention raids across several West Bank districts, said Palestine Prisoner’s Society and security sources. Israeli forces detained 13 Palestinians from Jerusalem district, nine others from Jenin district, four others from Hebron district, another from Jericho district, another from Tulkarem district and another from Ramallah. Israeli police detained 13 Palestinians, including at least seven minors, during predawn raids into several Jerusalem towns and neighborhoods, inclu
JENIN, February 4, 2016 (WAFA) – Israeli army forces have blocked all roads leading to the town of Qabatia, south of Jenin in the West Bank, and considered the initial procedures for demolishing the homes of the three teenagers who were shot dead by Israeli police on Wednesday, according to local sources. Since early night hours Wednesday, witnesses said, large-scale Israeli troops accompanied by heavy machinery gathered at almost all roads leading to Qabatia and have since denied the entry and exit of local Palestinians into and out of the town. Troops also closed with earth mounds th
TUBAS, February 4, 2016 (WAFA) – Israeli authorities Thursday demolished residential tents and animal barns village of Mekassar, in northern Jordan Valley, as well as demolished three agricultural structures in the village of Bil’in, near Ramallah, according to local sources. Aref Daraghmeh, head of the local council of al-Maleh area, told WAFA that an Israeli army force broke into the village in the early morning hours, before they proceeded to demolish animal barns and tents used by local Palestinian Bedouins, under the pretext of construction without a permit. Meanwhile, witne