Israeli state terrorism in the West Bank as collective punishment

Israeli state-sponsored terrorism by the IDF in retaliation for two teen and one adult Jewish settler colonists. Israel is using this situation to collectively punish all Palestinians in the West Bank (while simultaneously bombing Gaza, again) and re-arresting Palestinian prisoners who had been released as well as as many Hamas members as it can find. This of course is a bid to sabotage the unity government of Palestine. And never one to waste a good crisis, Israeli government is also using this ‘opportunity’ to promote its propaganda about Hamas being only a ‘terrorist’ organization and that the unity government is, by contamination, also now a ‘terrorist’ government – they typical nonsense that the world recognizes quite clearly. What follows are just a few reports on the Israeli state-sponsored terroristic violence and murder by the IDF.

Palestinian critically injured in clashes near Ramallah
16 June, 2014 Ma’an
Six Palestinians were injured including one critically in clashes with Israeli forces near Qalandiya checkpoint near Ramallah.

Israeli forces fired live and rubber-coated steel bullets at protesters who threw rocks at Israeli forces deployed near the checkpoint, injuring six of them.

Yazan Yacoub, 17, was shot in the chest and abdomen with a live bullet. He underwent an operation and is currently in the ICD, medical sources said.

Hundreds of Palestinians marched toward the checkpoint to protest the killing of young Palestinian from al-Jalazun refugee camp.

The injured were taken to hospitals for treatment.

Israeli forces shoot, injure Palestinians near Salfit
17 June, 2014 Ma‘an
SALFIT — Israeli forces shot and injured a Palestinian man in the Salfit district in the northern West Bank early Tuesday, Palestinian security forces said. Palestinian security sources told Ma‘an that 25-year-old Hamada Suf was shot in the foot by Israeli forces near a main road next to the village of Haris. Suf was injured and taken to the hospital, the sources said. An Israeli police spokesman confirmed the incident, saying that Palestinians were throwing stones at buses near the settlement of Ariel.

3 injured by rubber-coated bullets in Beit Ummar clashes
16 June, 2014 Ma‘an
HEBRON — Three Palestinians were injured by rubber-coated [steel] bullets during clashes with Israeli forces in the Hebron district on Monday, a local popular committee spokesman said. Muhammed Ayyad Awad told Ma‘an that seven Israeli military vehicles entered Beit Ummar north of Hebron, and that Palestinian youths hurled rocks at the vehicles. Clashes broke out between the youths and Israeli forces, and three Palestinians were injured by rubber-coated bullets while others suffered from excessive tear gas inhalation, Awad said.

Several suffocation cases, injuries among Palestinians at Bethlehem checkpoint
17 June, 2014 WAFA
BETHLEHEM – Several Palestinians Tuesday suffered from tear gas suffocation and sustained bruises after being attacked by Israeli forces at the Israeli military checkpoint of ‘Container’ to the southeast of Jerusalem, according to witnesses. They told WAFA that forces stationed at the checkpoint chased away Palestinian passengers who were stuck and waiting in traffic build up queues to cross the checkpoint. Forces fired tear gas canisters and stun grenades toward passengers, causing several of them to suffer from excessive tear gas inhalation, while others sustained bruises after they were severely beaten up by soldiers. Troops continue to carefully inspect Palestinian vehicles and prevent Hebron residents from crossing the checkpoint.

Meanwhile, troops prevented reporters from covering the incidents at the checkpoint. Samer Hamad, who works as a press photographer with Palmedia, said that soldiers prevented reporters from covering the situation at the checkpoint, detained ‘Abdul Rahaman Younes, who works as a reporter with, seized his camera and deleted the photos he shot before releasing him.

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