Several Palestinians Injured In Jerusalem Clashes


Thursday May 16, 2013 04:04 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies

Jerusalem Wednesday May 15 2013, Palestinian medical sources reported that several Palestinians have been injured during clashes with Israeli soldiers in Bab Al-‘Amoud area in occupied East Jerusalem, after the army attacked Palestinian protesters marking the 65th Nakba anniversary. Israel sources reported that three soldiers have also been injured.

Image By Palestine News Network (PNN)

Palestinian medics in Jerusalem said that dozens of Palestinians have been injured by rubber-coated metal bullets fired by the army, and due to the effects of teargas inhalation.

The Police also sprayed the protesters with waste-water mixed with chemicals, eyewitnesses have reported.

Furthermore, Mofeed Al-Haj, a lawyer working for the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that the army kidnapped 14 Palestinians in the city.

Al-Haj said that the army kidnapped the head of the PPS Nasser Qous, in addition to Yasser Qous, Kayed Ar-Rajaby, Ibrahim Al-Hindi, Jom’a Al-Rishiq, Ala’ Kharrouby, Sa’id Abu Al-Hawa, Nasser Ajaj, Ahmad Jaber, Amjad Abu Jom’a, Fadi Abu Lafy, Mahmoud Khalil Lafy, and resident Naim Barakat who was later moved to the Hadassah Israeli hospital after being violently kicked and beaten by the arresting officers.

The soldiers also kidnapped a reporter, identified as Tawfiq Abu Saliba, and released him later on.
The Nakba Day marks the Israeli occupation of the historic land of Palestine in 1948.

The word Nakba (catastrophe) refers to the massive destruction of more than 531 villages and towns, and that expulsion and displacement of more than 800.000 Palestinians out of their homeland, some to the West Bank and Gaza, while most to Arab countries and other countries around the world.

Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights has reported that “of the 11.4 million Palestinians worldwide, 66% are forcible displaced, (refugees and internally displaced people) and over half live in the Shatat (forced exile). Instead of an event relegated to history, the Nakba continues into its 65th year”.

In addition, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) reported that the while statistical data shows that refugees constitute 42% of the entire Palestinian population, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) said that by mid-2013, 5.3 million Palestinians (45.7%) of the Palestinian population are refugees.

“In 1948, 1.4 million Palestinians lived in 1,300 Palestinian towns and villages in historic Palestine. The Israelis controlled 774 towns and villages and destroyed 531 Palestinian towns and villages during the Nakba. More than 800,000 of the population were driven out of their homeland to the West Bank and Gaza Strip, neighboring Arab countries and other countries of the world”, the PCBS said.

  • Brief Notes From Palestine and The Ongoing Nakba | Quick Insight
  • 10 Facts abou the Nakba | Quick Facts
  • Palestine villages destroyed during Nakba | Interactive Map
  • The Palestinian Genocide | Research 
  • Nakba 1948 | The Documentary | Part 1 | Part 2 | Video
  • 1948 | Lest we forget… | Memorial
  • Plan Dalet and the Nakba | Facts
  • UN’s complicity in Palestine’s fate | Facts
  • In 2,5 months time UNSCOP created millions of refugees lasting 64 years | Facts
  • Al Nakba – The zionist project | Facts
  • A must read… Our Paradise on Earth | A story of the Nakba | A Voice From Palestine
  • Erased and written over: How Nakba villages sunk into Israeli landscape | Facts
  • Nakba Survivor … add your families story here | Project
  • Tracing All That Remains Since Nakba | Nakba Project
  • Zionist massacres of the Nakba | Facts
  • The Children of Deir Yassin | Memorial website
  • Deir Yassin Massacre – April 9, 1948 | History
  • Deir Yassin Remembered | Video


  • Nakba Day 2011 | Ramallah May 15, 2011 | by Ahmad Mesleh | Photos
  • Nakba Day 2011 | Marches & death on the borders May 15, 2011 | Photos
  • Nakba Day 2012 | In Photos

More Photography | The Nakba

The Nakba – In photos (Click to see the full album)

Nakba Commemoration 2011 – In photos (Click to see the full album)

More pictures in the Gallery Images | الصور

انّا للہ و انّا الیه راجعون

May Allah Subhana wa Ta’ ala grant the Shuhada Jannatul Firdaus, and ease it for their families, loved ones and anyone around them. Allahumma Ameen ya Rabbil Alameen. ‘ Inna Lillahi wa ‘ Inna ‘ Ilayhi Raji’un, Allahu Akbar


* The by media displayed narrative of a bodycount – victims fallen by direct violence – does not display, the numerous victims of the zionist occupation which mostly stay undocumented. Nor it displays the victims of the “silent onslaught” due to restrictions of movement, ability to go to hospitals for treatment or life saving surgery, due to lack of medication because of the blockades and so on. For example: The Slow Motion Genocide by the Siege on Gaza only, killed 600 patients since Gaza got under Israeli Siege.

For an overview of All Israeli Massacres Palestinians go here

Neither does media display the avoidable mortality. A clear and statistical factual evidence, about the number of deaths due to indecent ruling by occupation forces. For even an occupier has obligations under International Laws, Geneva Convention and the Hague regulations, which it is neglecting.

These circumstances, together with deliberate policies of the occupier to neglect and even deny every basic human right, severes avoidable mortality which is totally silenced by media or reporting organizations. While in the Holocaust, 1 on 6 Jewish people directly died of deliberate neglect, so if we believe the facts over 1 million due to avoidable mortality, neither should these same circumstances be ignores which are ongoing in Palestine.

For this report displays a avoidable morality of at least 0,5 million Palestinians.

How many more dead corpses of Palestinians does the international community need to see in order to act? How many more cruelties and violations of Human Rights, Regulations and International Law will be needed to intervene so this ongoing warcrime is being stopped once and for all.

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