The following was reported just minutes ago by the Ma’an News Agency….
Israeli forces invade Bethlehem – 1 teenager dead


Bethlehem – Palestinian teenager Qusay Al-Afandi, a seventeen year-old from Daheisheh refugee camp, died from wounds sustained in clashes between Palestinian youths and Israeli military forces on Monday.

Israeli forces invaded the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem on Monday afternoon in a rare daylight incursion.

Witnesses reported that a number of Israeli military jeeps, bulldozers and armored vehicles entered the area amid gunfire, tear gas and sound grenades. Israeli soldiers blocked a number of roads and broke into Palestinian houses.

The situation turned into a confrontation between Israeli forces and approximately 100 stone-throwing youths in Bethlehem’s Al-madbasa area. Shots were fired by Israeli forces, and five Palestinians have been injured in the clashes

Palestinian medical sources released the details for 1 of the injured and for the deceased. Qusay Afandi was hit by a live round to the stomach and has since died from his injuries. Twenty-one year-old Ibrahim Abdul-Qadir was hit by a live round to the foot.

The target of the incursion was a three-story house in the Wadi Ma’ali neighborhood belonging to Islamic Jihad activist ‘Isa ‘Abda.

Witnesses told Ma’an that the Israeli soldiers evacuated the residents of the house by force. Abda’s father, a hemiplegia sufferer in his seventies, remained in the house because he is bedridden.

Though Abda was not present at the time of the incursion, Israeli forces remained in the area for further investigation.


  1. Skulz Fontaine said,

    January 28, 2008 at 16:43

    For unto us this day in Bethlehem, a child is killed. By Israelis of course. The Israelis are skilled at the killing of children. Palestinian children! The killing continues unabated and the world is silent. Why can the Israelis kill and the world says nothing? Does nothing to STOP the killing. Given U.S. support of Israelis killing Palestinians, Israel will never stop their killing. Didn’t God say, “thou shall NOT kill?” I believe that God said exactly that. I AM PALESTINIAN! STOP KILLING MY BRETHREN!

  2. Easterling said,

    January 28, 2008 at 18:08

    Those who live by the sword …

  3. petr czech republic said,

    January 28, 2008 at 18:30

    With deap respect to Skulz Fontaine,

    Zionist brutal regime of Israel will newer stop,they want to control whole Middle East together with US. Fact is that Israel control US, especialy US media throut AIPAC and other lobbiig zionist organisations. Unfortunaly same arab regimes are in bed with Israel /fz. Saudis, Egypt, Jordan also Turkey/….My friend, untill muslim nations in the whole world settle some religiers differencis and UNITE!!! the situation of Brave People of Palestine will worsen. US is also beiing blackmailed by Zionist Israel. because of their Nuclear ILLEGALY MADE!!!:weapons, they want to use them against Brave Nation Iran./Samson option/.US is also scared/ more preccisly Zionists FRBank/, because they will lose US Dollar world hegemony and economicly will US collaps.Us exports today only weapons, “military bases” and of course terrorism. US/ Bankers/ neads wars, if wars were to stop US empire would collaps, that is why US alwais was and will support Terrorist policy of Israel.
    Look , US MOSTLY IGNORANT AND SPOILED MIDDLE CLASS POPPULATION does not even recognice presidential candidate Ron Paul – change has to happend first in US forein policy, unfortunaly for whole humanity soon The world will look like: United “Palestinien” territories.

  4. Me said,

    January 28, 2008 at 22:02

    Israel is bound to fail The zionist already knows this. They are scrambling everyday to keep this nation alive, but in their hearts they know it will fail. The world knows. Everyone knows. Its quite pathetic. The Palestinians will forgive them because they too are gods children. The world will witness this.

  5. Ted said,

    January 28, 2008 at 22:13

    Israel will not be happy until everyone is dead.

    Their killing and abuse has to stop and the world needs to hold the government of Israel accountable for their actions.
    Number of Operations Iraq Freedom and Enduring Freedom casualties as confirmed by U.S. Central Command: 4396

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