Israeli colonists attack village east of Ramallah, set fire to a livestock shed

RAMALLAH: Israeli colonists, backed by Israeli forces, attacked the village of Burqa to the east of Ramallah tonight and set fire to a livestock shed. The head of the Burqa Village Council, Sayel Kanaan, told WAFA that colonists attacked the village from the northern and western sides, and set a shed used for raising sheep ablaze. The shed belongs to a local resident. The colonists also tried to break into a house on the northern side, in addition to other houses on the western side of the village. According to the official, Israeli forces joined in on the attack, firing sound bombs and toxic tear gas at the villagers. No injuries were reported. Source: Palestine News and Information Agency – WAFA

Israeli forces cordon off a mosque in Bethlehem-area village, spurring confrontations

BETHLEHEM: Israeli occupation forces tonight cordoned off a mosque in the village of Harmala, southeast of Bethlehem, according to security sources. Sources told WAFA correspondent that Israeli forces surrounded the village's mosque and prevented worshippers from leaving, leading to confrontations. Israeli soldiers fired live bullets and tear gas canisters during the confrontations, however, no injuries were reported. Source: Palestine News and Information Agency – WAFA

Israeli forces storm two towns east of Tulkarem, conduct inspection operations

TULKAREM: Israeli occupation forces tonight stormed the towns of Anabta and Kafr al-Labad, east of Tulkarem, said local sources. Sources said that Israeli forces broke into the aforementioned towns and conducted inspection operations throughout their main streets and neighborhoods, leading to confrontations with the towns' residents. No injuries or detentions were reported. Source: Palestine News and Information Agency – WAFA

Israeli colonists open fire toward village east of Qalqilya

QALQILYA: Israeli Colonists tonight opened fire towards the village of Far'ata, east of Qalqilya in the north of the West Bank, according to local sources. Sources told WAFA that colonists from the Havat Gilad colony, built illegally on Palestinian land, opened fire toward the said village, however, no injuries or damage were reported. Source: Palestine News and Information Agency – WAFA

Seven civilians killed, others injured in Israeli shelling of a house in central Gaza

GAZA: Several civilians were killed and others were injured this evening in an Israeli air raid that targeted a house west of the Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip. According to local sources, the occupation warplanes bombarded a house of the Al-Nuwayri family in the Nuseirat camp, resulting in the killing of seven civilians. The number of people killed since the start of the Israeli aggression on Gaza on October 7, 2023, has risen to 34,097, the majority of whom were children and women. The number of injured has reached 76,980. Thousands of victims are still trapped under the rubble. Casualty data in Gaza are incomplete due to the intensive Israeli aggression, the repeated and complete interruption of communication and internet services, lack of fuel and devastated infrastructure, which render it difficult to document figures. Source: Palestine News and Information Agency – WAFA

Colonists attempt slaughtering animals inside Jerusalem’s Aqsa Mosque

JERUSALEM: Israeli colonists Sunday set out with goats and animals, heading towards the city of Jerusalem, in preparation to gather at the point closest to Al-Aqsa Mosque, in an attempt to slaughter the animals inside, on the eve of the Jewish holiday of Passover. Recently, Temple Mount groups, who seek to destroy Al-Aqsa Mosque and replace it with a Jewish temple, submitted an official request to the Israeli police to allow their followers to enter Al-Aqsa and slaughter the animals inside it. According to the beliefs of the Temple groups, today and tomorrow are the days chosen for 'slaughtering sacrifices,' especially tomorrow. The 'Temple Mount Administration' circulated its calls through social media platforms and various websites, and asked its supporters to gather at al-Magharba Gate at 10:30 PM on Monday to demand that they be allowed to storm Al-Aqsa at midnight to present Passover offerings inside the mosque. In its invitations, titled 'Emergency... Going to Jerusalem,' the group called on the col onists to bring animals to Jerusalem and the Old City, and to prepare to bring them to Al-Aqsa after midnight. Jewish fanatics groups associated with the 'Temple Mount Movement' offered a financial reward for anyone who manages to slaughter an animal, or even for those who get arrested for attempting to slaughter their sacrifices inside the courtyards of the mosque, Islam's third holiest site. Source: Palestine News and Information Agency – WAFA

UPDATE: Israeli forces kill Palestinian woman near Jericho

JORDAN VALLEY: Israeli occupation forces Sunday shot and killed a Palestinian woman while she was passing through al-Hamra military checkpoint in the northern Jordan Valley. Local sources said that the occupation forces shot a woman, who was later identified to be Manal Sawafta, 40, from Tubas, and prevented medical crews from approaching her. The Israeli troops claimed that Sawafta attempted to carry out a stabbing attack against them. The sources added that the occupation closed the military checkpoint in both directions. The occupation forces set up al-Hamra military checkpoint at a crossroads linking the cities of the West Bank with the central, southern and northern Jordan Valley. Source: Palestine News and Information Agency – WAFA

Israeli forces place cement blocks at entrance of Jericho-area camp

JERICHO: Israeli occupation forces Sunday placed cement blocks at the side entrances to Aqabat Jabr camp, south of Jericho. Eyewitnesses told WAFA that the occupation army forces stormed the area adjacent to Aqabat Jabr camp, and placed cement blocks at the camp's side entrances. Source: Palestine News and Information Agency – WAFA