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Since last time we reported attacks against the people of Palestine, Israel has continued with these daily attacks: from attacks against demonstrations, arrests to even murders conducted by its army.
On September 12th, a demonstration was held on the occasion of the anniversary of the withdrawal of Israel from the Gaza Strip. This demonstration was attacked with tear gas and rubber bullets, but also a bomb was detonated and killed five people and injured another 25. Israel denies that it has something to do with the detonation. But there were witnesses who claimed that a unit of engineers of the Israeli Army was mobilized in the area. Subsequently, a black object was found, and when one young man went to inspect it with a stick, the object “detonated immediately” according to a witness.
Due to this attack, the Palestinian people in Gaza protested again against the violence that they are suffering from the State of Israel. On this occasion, rubber bullets and tear gas were fired again, causing twelve people injured. A video shows how the reporter Ashraf Abu Amra was target by the shots and ended up with a hand that had to be operated, needing to amputate one of his fingers due to the injuries.
Again, there were demonstrations because additionally to what happened in the past marches, there have been continuous abductions and arrests of people in Gaza and in other occupied areas of Palestine, such as Nablus. On September 15th Israel attacked a march with missiles and artillery in an armed resistance zone of the east of Gaza. As they would later affirm, it was attacked because this is an area of the “Islamic Resistance Movement.” In the demonstration on Monday, September 18th, Israeli soldiers shot at two Palestinians, wounded dozens and caused great damage in the area.
There have also been attacks by Israeli settlers. These settlers take areas or even villages recognized as Palestinian areas and settle in them through the use of weapons and with the defense of the Israeli Army, which later protects them. This happened in the village of Jalboun, at north of Jenin, where armed settlers attacked a village to invade it. Later, Israel’s Army appeared to ensure the invasion of the area and register the houses, threatening the neighbors to shoot them if they return. But these attacks are not the only ones, later they attacked and harassed the Palestinians in the area. For example, on September 17th two Palestinians were stabbed by an Israeli settler in Hebron. Towards these attacks, Palestinians act against the violence that leaves them without possessions and without land, and they rebel precisely against settlers with armed attacks such as the one that occurred on September 13th. In this type of cases, the Israeli army make raids and abduct dozens of people indiscriminately.
However, the most persecuted enemy by the State of Israel are the fighters of the National Resistance Movement, since they are those who exercise political and armed resistance towards the invasion against the Palestinian territory. Yesterday, September 20th, the death of six Palestinians was reported in clashes between the Israeli army and militants of the National Resistance Movement. The clashes occurred in three different cities and also left 31 injured according to official sources. Israel’s Defense Forces alleged that it was an “anti-terrorist activity” operation and that they opened fire against them.
The same day, an invasion of the city of Tubas in the northeast of the West Bank, took place. The military operation was to abduct a young man, but the combatants of the National Resistance Movement resisted and started a gunfight and blew up an armored vehicle. Finally, the person sought could not be arrested.