Martyr and 30 wounded on the Gaza Strip border on Friday

Gaza city, (Gaza News)  A Palestinian civilian was killed and 30 others were injured during Friday’s march on the 59th anniversary of the march.

The Ministry of Health announced the death of Abdullah Juma ‘Abd al-Aal, 24, from wounds he sustained during marches today east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.




According to our correspondent, thousands of people began to flock to the five return camps east of the Gaza Strip.

Israeli soldiers fired live bullets, rubber bullets and tear gas canisters at peaceful demonstrators. According to the Ministry of Health, 30 citizens were injured, including four children and a paramedic.

The Supreme National Authority for Return and Breaking the Siege has called on the people of the Gaza Strip to participate in the day and raise the banner of “united against the deal”.

She stressed that participation “emphasizes our rejection of all the projects of the Palestinian cause, foremost of which is the deal of the century.”

The Authority confirmed the peaceful march and its popular character, warning the Israeli occupation against committing any folly against peaceful demonstrators.



 

Israeli warplanes targeted a home in Eastern Gaza killing a pregnant woman and her child.
The Gaza Health Ministry have confirmed the death of, 1 year old, Seba Arar and her pregnant mother Falasteen Arar (37 years old) after Israeli warplanes targeted their home in Eastern Gaza Strip, two sisters were also critically injured in the attack.




In the past 24 hours, Israel has injured upwards of 100 Palestinians and killed 7, in the besieged Gaza Strip.

BELOW ARE THE NAMES OF THOSE MARTYRED:

1. Seba Abu Arar (1 year 2 months old)

2. Falasteen Arar (37 yrs old and pregnant)

3. Raed Abu Tair (19 yrs old)

4. Emad Nasser (22 yrs old)

5. Alaa Al-Boubali (29 yrs old)

6. Ramzi Abdo (31 yrs old)

7. Abdullah Abu Malouh (33 yrs old)




The armed wings of Hamas and Islamic Jihad have responded with the firing of 300 rockets into Israel, no Israelis have been killed.

Israel has used drones, artillery, warships, warplanes, tanks and helicopter strikes against Gaza. The strikes are ongoing and every section of Gaza has been struck, including notably homes and a university, critically injuring scores.

The situation is ongoing.

A Palestinian child who went missing on Tuesday was eventually found in ‘Ofer’ prison, after Israeli soldiers kidnapped him from his village, Dir Nitham, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and his family was never informed.

The child, Ramez Tamimi, 14, was kidnapped by Israeli soldiers during an invasion into his village, and the army never informed the family, the Red Cross, the District Coordination office or any other department that they have taken him prisoner.

The family started searching for their missing child on the same day of his abduction, and contacted the Palestinian police, the Palestinian District Coordination Office, and various departments, and a day later, the Israeli army said they have him in prison.

The child was kidnapped by the soldiers after three days of constant military invasions, and violent searches of Palestinian homes, including his family’s home, in the village.

The army is now claiming that the child is one of many Palestinians who are protesting in the village, and “involved in throwing stones at army jeeps and settlers’ cars,” on the main bypass road near the village.

Despite his young age, the child is a former political prisoner, who was abducted by and detained by soldiers two years ago from the village’s mosque, after the army invaded it.

It is worth mentioning that the Israeli army have abducted dozens of Palestinians from the village in the year 2018, among them more than twenty children, many of them were taken prisoner after the soldiers frequently stormed their school, fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades, causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in addition to attacking many students and teachers.

The Israeli army also frequently closes the main entrance of the village with iron gates, which were again closed three days ago, and were never reopened, forcing the villagers to use one road that passes near Halamish illegal colony, built on private Palestinian lands.

This led to numerous attacks by the colonists against the Palestinians and their cars, in addition to the roadblocks frequently installed by the soldiers who stop the residents, search them along with their cars, in addition to interrogating many of them and holding them for several hours.

On Friday, 21 December 2018, the Israeli army murdered five Palestinians, one of whom was disabled, and a 16-year-old, and wounded another 42-temporary-with live ammunition.
A dramatic end of year 2018 for the Palestinians of Gaza!
It’s terrible!


Until when are these Israeli massacres against our youth and our people?
These Palestinians were demonstrating peacefully near the security buffer zones imposed by the Israeli occupation forces on the Gaza Strip’s borders.
More than 13,000 Palestinians in Gaza massively resembled this Friday, December 21, 2018 for the 39th week of the great “March of Return” on the borders-on Friday of “Tribute to Resistance in the West Bank” – in a non-violent initiative in order to show the Palestinians’ attachment to their land, that the right of return is sacred to all the Palestinian people, and to demand the lifting of the inhumane Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip.
Israeli soldiers on the border opened fire killing five people and injuring forty-two
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Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people continue!
The demonstrators and despite the brutality of the Israeli occupation forces, the real bullets, the tear gas of the occupier, are more than ever determined to continue this type of action. They develop non-violent strategies in the face of this blind occupation
They defy Israeli soldiers with their Palestinian flags in their hands and their peaceful actions.
Shame on this illegal occupation!
Shame on this apartheid state!
Shame on these Israeli crimes against Palestinian civilians!
Shame on this inhuman and deadly Israeli blockade!
Shame on this official international community complicit!
Long live solidarity!
Gaza under blockade resists
Gaza dignity persists
And Gaza the hope exists!
Gaza the brave defies the occupation!
Gaza the abandoned lives!
Gaza the worthy is more than ever determined!
Here, our land and here, our Palestine!
The struggle continues !
Palestine will live!
Justice will triumph!


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Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people continue!
The demonstrators and despite the brutality of the Israeli occupation forces, the real bullets, the tear gas of the occupier, are more than ever determined to continue this type of action. They develop non-violent strategies in the face of this blind occupation
They defy Israeli soldiers with their Palestinian flags in their hands and their peaceful actions.
Shame on this illegal occupation!
Shame on this apartheid state!
Shame on these Israeli crimes against Palestinian civilians!
Shame on this inhuman and deadly Israeli blockade!
Shame on this official international community complicit!
Long live solidarity!
Gaza under blockade resists
Gaza dignity persists
And Gaza the hope exists!
Gaza the brave defies the occupation!
Gaza the abandoned lives!
Gaza the worthy is more than ever determined!
Here, our land and here, our Palestine!
The struggle continues !
Palestine will live!
Justice will triumph!

Most of these people really want
Harvest their olive trees
As they have done for hundreds of years.
Most of these people really want to raise their kids
Not throwing stones
Or Molotov cocktails,
But to study in peace,
Play in peace,
And brandish a flag.
A flag.
Their flag.
And face this flag, cry,

The magnitude of Israeli human rights violations against the
Palestinian people has been well documented by independent scholars,
and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations such as
the United Nations, Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch.

They are brave(Zionist soldiers) but only in front of women and unarmed children.

How the occupation kill 3 citizens and 7 injured in critical condition

A black cloud covered the area of the security fence east of the town of Khuza’a east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip. The demonstrators threw a large number of rubber tires to cover the Israeli occupation center, behind dirt barriers inside the fence.

n those moments, demonstrators chose to move to a new place to demonstrate east of the town of Khuza’a, thinking that it would reduce the amount of human losses, but the occupation army pushed dozens of soldiers to the place; and they were shot directly without prior warning or warning.

With each caliber, demonstrators were running towards a person who fell to the ground to find him in the upper part of the body. They carried him on their shoulders, thinking that he had been martyred, and ambulances could not transport all the injuries. Every minute a number of demonstrators were killed.

The first victim was a woman in her forties, with the Palestinian flag under the cover of the burning tires. An Israeli sniper shot her in the back. At the same time, a young man was shot in the thigh.

Demonstrators intensified the firing of tires to cover the occupation soldiers, who did not use any gas bomb unusually in the weekly demonstrations. The loudspeakers were loud and loud in the ranks of the demonstrators, and with them the bullets of live ammunition rose, and the toll of injuries increased even more, most of them in the upper part of the body.

 

A young man was wounded in the stomach, another in the chest, a third in the neck, a fourth in his mouth, a fifth in the head, a sixth in his heart, and so on.

The demonstrators were not only fired at, but the demonstrators fired at a point about 300 meters from the security fence, an area considered safe for demonstrators.

A 14-year-old boy fell to the ground as he stood between the demonstrators and the security fence. As he was getting out of the area, another man heard a young man in the mouth.

Israel to close UNRWA schools in Jerusalem to end refugee ‘lie’

Israel to close UNRWA schools in Jerusalem to end refugee ‘lie’

Israeli Mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, yesterday announced that he plans to remove the United Nations’ agency for Palestinian refugees from occupied East Jerusalem, accusing it of “operating illegally and promoting incitement against Israel”.

Following the announcement, the Jerusalem Municipality confirmed that UN schools, which serve about 1,800 students, would be closed by the end of the current school year.

The municipality did not provide a specific time schedule for the closures.

Barkat said in a statement that schools, clinics, and sports centres, among other services operated by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in East Jerusalem, will be transferred to the Israeli occupation authorities.



He claimed that bodies were “illegal” and “operate without an Israeli licence”.

The decision, he added, was triggered by the US’ announcement that it had ended all funding to the UN body.

He said that “The US decision has created a rare opportunity to replace UNRWA’s services with services of the Jerusalem Municipality. We are putting an end to the lie of the ‘Palestinian refugee problem’ and the attempts at creating a false sovereignty within a sovereignty.”

Barkat added that the decision was in coordination with the Israeli government.

 

Report us to end all funding for UNRWA

Report: US to end all funding for UNRWA


The Trump administration has decided to “end funding altogether” for the United Nations’ agency for Palestinian refugees, according to a report by Foreign Policy.

Citing “several sources”, Foreign Policy said “the decision was made at a meeting earlier this month between President Donald Trump’s advisor and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.”

“The administration has informed key regional governments in recent weeks of its plan,” the report added.



The purported move comes hot on the heels of an earlier decision to scale backUS financial support for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

Prior to the Trump administration’s cuts, the US had been providing UNRWA some $350 million a year, more than a quarter of the agency’s $1.2 billion annual budget.

A State Department spokesperson declined to comment to Foreign Policyon the meeting but said that “US policy regarding UNRWA has been under frequent evaluation and internal discussion”.

Classmates mourn boy shot dead by Israeli troops in Gaza border

Classmates mourn boy shot dead by Israeli troops in Gaza border

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip

The school friends of Nassir al-Mosabeh sat tearfully in their classroom in Khan Younis on Sunday and mourned their 12-year-old friend who was killed in a protest on the Gaza-Israel border.

Gaza health officials said Israeli soldiers on Friday shot dead seven Palestinians, who were among thousands who thronged to the fortified border as part of weekly protests launched six months ago. Mosabeh was one of those killed.

“I cried for him like I have never cried before. I do not know what the (Israeli) occupation saw in him to kill him? What did he do to them? Did he kill anybody? I do not know what happened,” Mosabeh’s friend, Dia’ Abu Khater said.

Mosabeh’s classmates in the school in the southern Gaza Strip decorated his chair with his picture ringed by red and white flowers and green leaves, the Palestinian colors.

Mosabeh was always at the border to assist medics in the Friday protests, his sister, Eslam, said.

A classmate of 12-year-old Palestinian boy Nassir al-Mosabeh, who was killed during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border fence, reacts in a classroom at a school, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip September 30, 2018. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

 




“Nassir always came with us. Everyone in the field hospital knows him and he always helped us. Nassir was our right hand, he would always bring us equipment whenever we needed something. May God bless his soul,” she said.

Israel said it held Islamist group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, responsible for the violence.

“Hamas continues to orchestrate belligerent activity throughout the Gaza Strip, cynically using Gazan civilians and endangering children by sending them to the security fence as a cover for terror activity,” the Israeli military said in a statement that summarized Friday’s events.

Israel said troops resorted to live fire and an air strike after explosive devices and rocks were thrown at them and to prevent breaches of the border fence. It posted a video clip showing a controlled detonation of many explosive devices.

Gaza health officials said 505 people were wounded on Friday, 89 of them by gunshots.

Two million Palestinians, mainly stateless descendants of people who left what is now Israel 70 years ago, live in the Gaza Strip, which has been controlled by Hamas for more than a decade, during which it has fought three wars against Israel.

Israel and Egypt say the blockade is necessary for security reasons. The World Bank says it has reduced the territory’s economy to a state of collapse, with residents suffering a lack of clean water, electricity and health care.



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At least 191 Palestinians have been killed since the Gaza protests began on March 30. The protesters are demanding the right of return to lands that Palestinian families fled or were driven from on Israel’s founding in 1948, and the easing of an Israeli-Egyptian economic blockade.

Reporting by Abed Shanaa; Writing by Ori Lewis; Editing by Peter Graff

Donation from Cornwall

On 17th March 2018 the committee of the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly National Union of Teachers met to watch a video made for us by SOS Gaza Children, a charity based in the Gaza strip in Palestine. The committee had earlier decided to make a donation of £250 to the charity, to support traumatised children growing up in Gaza with their basic needs and to improve the quality of their difficult lives.  As an elected body we have a responsibility to make sure any donations we make go to the intended recipients, so we asked SOS Gaza to send us an account of how they spent our money. This video was their response.





The video was very moving as it showed all the families receiving bags of food provided by our donation, but the team also told us how other hungry families who were not on the team’s list had turned up at the distribution point and demanded food, which the team could not give. Such was the desperation of these families that they even tried to take food by force. Luckily no-one was hurt but the team was shaken and shocked by what happened.

We discussed sending a further donation. The SOS team was asking for money for medical expenses, clothing and food for impoverished children and also trying to plan a school outing and to construct a safe children’s play area. The committee then agreed to pledge a further £250 to go towards a school trip for the children to enjoy and get some respite from the harsh conditions of their life. We also publicised the SOS campaign through our newsletter across Cornwall.

Unfortunately, what followed was an escalation of violence and deprivation as the massacres of the Great Return March began, and President Trump cut UNWRA relief funding for Palestine. The team was working tirelessly to meet the needs of local impoverished children and families, but were desperately short of funds. So we agreed that in these urgent conditions SOS Gaza should use our latest donation wherever the need was greatest.



We urge any readers to support the work of this young Palestinian team in trying to improve the lives of children in Gaza, working under the most difficult conditions themselves. We salute their courage, endurance and compassion and appreciate the real difference their campaigns make to the lives of deprived and traumatised children and families.

We in the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly NUT will continue to work with other organisations in Cornwall to raise money for children in Gaza until the blockade is lifted and Palestinians win back their basic human rights, freedom, statehood and safety.