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A 180-metre long tunnel have been discovered by the Israeli intelligence team, and was destroyed on Sunday morning, after the security team closed the  Kerem Shalom on Saturday night.

Israel has also denied claims that the tunnel is used to transport food to the Gaza strip, claiming that the tunnel is used by Hamas to smuggle terrorists and weapon into the Gaza strip, which can be used as a combined attack on the Kerem Shalom crossing from the Egyptian side.


The tunnel stretched for almost a kilometre near gas pipes and continued into the Egyptian territory. The destruction of the tunnel was carried out by the Southern Command in the Kerem Shalom area.

In a statement by the IDF;

This is a blatant violation of Israeli sovereignty, endangering the citizens of Israel and sabotaging the humanitarian efforts that Israel is making for the citizens of Gaza.The terrorist organization Hamas is responsible for everything happening in and out of the Gaza Strip.

According to the defence Minister Avigdor Liberman, while commenting on the strike said;

We performed a professional and precise [military] action. The destruction of the terror tunnel network is an essential component of our systematic policy to harm Hamas's strategic capabilities. Our message to the Gazan leadership and residents of the strip is clear: invest in the sanctity of life and not in death tunnels.

The head of the Southern Command Maj.-Gen. Eyal Zamir, while visiting the site of the destroyed tunnel was briefed by the head of Eshkol Regional Council Gadi Yarkoni;

The terror tunnel that traversed the Kerem Shalom crossing harms first and foremost the residents of the Gaza Strip," Zamir said, adding that the IDF is “determined to continue the effort to thwart terror tunnels and to act in any way to defend the residents of the Gaza vicinity and the State of Israel.

The IDF Is reported to have destroyed 4 tunnels since October last year, one in December, and two in January. The IDF will also continue to investigate more of the tunnels running into Israel, and will also enclose underground barriers to block Hamas access.



During a military training by Israeli Army in the occupied West Bank city of Tubas, a 3-year old Palestinian toddler was shot in the head accidentally with live bullets.


According to the Palestinian Authority’s Ministry of Health,the child was taken to the Rafidia Surgical hospital in Nablus, after the accident. According to the ministry, "medical staff that he was shot during IDF training in the area.” but added" “The health situation of the injured child is stable.”

The Israeli army is known to conduct their training in West Bank city of Tubas, the Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank, Hebron, and other Palestinian occupied communities, forcing out the occupants away from their homes, so the military can perform the training.

A Palestinian girl was reportedly shot on Tuesday by Israeli forces, after a claim that she had attempted stabbing in the city of Nablus. 


The Israeli forces have been using shoot to kill in the occupied area on the accusation that Palestinians sought to carry out attacks against Israelis, and the current tension in West has risen after Israeli forces imposed restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshippers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem al-Quds in August 2015.

250 Palestians have reportedly lost their lives in the hand of Israeli forces, and 40 Israelis have also died in the same period.


A Palestinian boy, Mustafa Nimr from the Dahieh al-Salam neighbourhood in 'Anata town was shot dead by Israeli forces deployed to the Shu’fat refugee camp, northeast of Jerusalem al-Quds. The pair was driving when the Israeli army shot at their car, killing the driver, and injuring his friend who was next to him.


According to residents, there was a gunshot, which was later followed by some shouting from the Israeli troopers. The troopers approached the car, and pull out Mustafa, and arrest his friend who was now bleeding and wounded.

In a statement released by the Israeli police spokesperson, the troopers had fired on the suspicion that the pair was trying to conduct a car-ramming assault.

At least 236 Palestinians have lost their lives since last October, and another 32 Israelis have been killed, 2 Americans, and Eritrean and a Sudanese from the violence. 


Peace activist Lonny Baskin on Wednesday donated a new bike to the Palestinian 8-year old girl that was bullied by border guard in Israel earlier this month. 8-year old, Anwar Burqan was taken away from her on August 2, and after collecting the bike, the family of Burqan said the bike was damaged that it could no longer be used.


                                                               Burqan tries her new bike

When a diamond merchant, Sami Jolles, who splits his time between the United States and Israel saw the video like we all did, he decided he wanted to help. Burqan experienced triggers an event that happened to his father in Europe in the 1920s. Sami said he was attacked, and his bicycle was thrown into the river.

Jolles believed that giving the girl a new bicycle was a good way to close that circle.

So through the help of a friend of his daughter, Jolles was able to contact peace activist Phil Saunders, so as to get Burqan a new bicycle.


                                                                Jolles with the new bike

Baskin, Saunders and Palestinian peace activist Ziad Sabateen delivered the bicycle with a good lock to Burqan home on Wednesday in Hebron.

Jolles said that the treatment of Palestinians is shameful, and he is sure that his dad would be proud of him. 

Burqan is already using her bike, and will share the bike with nine other siblings, as she did before.

The border patrol that destroyed Burqan said they could not speak Arabic, and would not get their point across, so they resulted to "Bully: Laughing


The Israeli forces have shot a 17 year old Palestinian boy, Muhammad Abu Hashhash, in the chest during a scuffle in the Fawwar camp, located near the city of al-Khalil (Hebron). According to a statement released by the Palestinian Ministry of Health, Muhammad was shot in the chest during the clash.


The clash happened when Israeli forces stormed the camp on Tuesday,  ransacked homes and interrogated residents. The Israeli later fires gunshots, tear gas and rubber coated steel bullets at Palestinian youths.

According to witnesses at the camp, the Israeli forces also stopped an ambulance carrying an injured person away from the camp for an hour. The Israeli forces recently have faced heavy criticism with how they handle Palestinians youths who did not pose a threat or could have been detained through non-lethal means.

More than 230 Palestinians have died, including women and children in the hands of Israeli forces in what is regarded as the third Palestinian Intifada (uprising) since the beginning of last October. 


A video of 2 Israeli soldiers bullying an eight year old girl has surfaced online. The video was recorded by a member of the Israeli human rights group B’tselem in July, but has just been published on Youtube.


The video shows the soldier approaching the young girl, who was riding her bike and playing with her young friends. The soldier then stepped on the bike to allow any movement, while the girl in a terrified voice told the officer, "I swear, it's mine".

The officer did not let go, and instead make the young girl cry and go back home.

The officer then took the girl's bike and threw it into a nearby bush, an act a lot of online users have condemned and said the soldier is a coward, and probably does not have a conscience to have brought tears to a young girl in that way.

There has been bout of tension ever since Israeli forces introduced restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshippers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem al-Quds in August 2015. 

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