Palestinian Memory Bank
23 July
Israeli F-16 fighter jets attack and destroy a four-story building in the Al-Yarmouk neighborhood of Gaza City, killing Hamas activist and commander of the Izz Eddin Al-Qassem wing Sheikh Salah Shehadeh, 49, his wife and one of his children and at least 14 other civilians, including 10 children aged two months to 11 years. Over 150 are injured, many of them women and children. Nearby buildings also suffer damage.
In Nablus District, the Israeli army burns hundreds of dunums of olive trees and bulldozes an area of land that is surrounding the bypass road in Qusin-Al Juneid.
Sheikh Ahmed Yassin offers Israel a truce in return for complete Israeli withdrawal from the territories occupied in 1967.
The Knesset Finance Committee approves $12 million in grants and subsidies for 400 dwelling units to be built in rural West Bank settlements.
On Mount of Olives in East Jerusalem, an "unlicensed" Greek Orthodox church is demolished. 2 Palestinian homes were demolished in East Jerusalem on the some grounds.
Egyptian Revolution: Free Officers launch a coup and seize control of all government buildings, radio stations, police stations, and the army headquarters in Cairo. The coup installed General Muhammad Najeeb as President.
1937 Arab Higher Committee rejects Royal Commission proposal and demands independent unitary Palestine with protection of "legitimate Jewish and other minority rights" and the safeguarding of British interests. Rebellion intensifies.
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IOF kidnap son of Hamas official in Jenin
IOF kidnap son of Hamas official in Jenin
[ 02/12/2009 - 11:08 AM ]

JENIN, (PIC)-- The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) kidnapped at dawn Wednesday the son of senior Hamas official in Israeli jails Jamal Abul Haija during an incursion into the town of Beit Qad east of Jenin.

Sajida, the daughter of Abul Haija, said that Israeli troops kidnapped her 20-year-old brother during his presence inside a greenhouse in the town, noting that he was previously imprisoned in Israeli jails.
She added that all members of her family were and still are exposed to detention and attacks by Israeli troops.

The father Abul Haija is serving nine life sentences in Israeli jails on charges of his participation in resistance activities during the battle of Jenin refugee camp in 2002. He had several injuries and lost his left hand during the events.

During the Aqsa Intifada, Israeli apache helicopters bombed three missiles at his home, which was sabotaged and burnt several times.

His eldest son Abdelsalam was detained eight years in Israeli jails and released about one year ago. His son Asim also spent two years in administrative detention.

His daughter Banan and wife Umm Al-Abed also spent some time in Israeli jails.

In another context, different local sources told the Palestinian information center (PIC) that Israeli troops kidnapped Wednesday three Palestinian young men and physically assaulted two others in Al-Khalil, Tulkarem and Nablus.

In a separate incident, Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, declared Wednesday morning the death of one of its cadres called Yasser Radi during a Jihad mission in central Gaza.

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