Sunday, June 22, 2014

Life of the Palestinians under Israeli rule

"A neighbor, Iman Abdel Alal, said Israeli troops damaged her home as they searched it in the early hours. “The soldiers kept me and four children and my husband in one room and told me, ‘You are Hamas!’ ” Ms. Alal said. “This has made me very angry. I will not have any sympathy with the soldiers. They killed many of us, but because of the kidnapping of three boys, they turn the whole world against us.”

Mohammed was the second Palestinian casualty in Israel’s operation, after Monday’s death of a 20-year-old in the Jalazoun refugee camp near Ramallah. Palestinian news organizations reported that there were also clashes Friday in the Qalandiya refugee camp outside Ramallah, seriously wounding three young men, and in Bethlehem’s Dheisheh camp, where five were hurt.

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One of the three hurt in Qalandiya, Mustafa Alsan, 20, was fighting for his life in an Israeli hospital Friday afternoon after being shot in the head.

“It’s to be expected that there will be some more friction on the ground,” Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, an Israeli military spokesman, said."