According to the IOF spokesperson, 18 years old Salah Zghayyar attempted to stab an Israeli soldier in the Gush Etzion intersection on highway 60, between Bethlehem and Hebron., and was seriously injured in the ensuing struggle. The soldier was unharmed; the injured Palestinian was taken to hospital in Jerusalem. Heavy IOF presence in the area.
According to Ma’an news agency, the Palestinian teen died from his wounds.
However, according the the Hadassah spokesperson, Zghayyar is still in surgery.
Update: 3:50p the boy’s family has now stated he is in serious condition but not dead.
Update, 21 May 10:30am Salah Zghayyar is conscious and stable and will remain in the hospital for a few days. (per Maath Musleh)
20 years old Fayez Nafedh Jaber was arrested today at his home in Hebron and taken to an unknown location for interrogation. Jaber is a student at the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Hebron.
Settlers from Susya reportedly burnt crops in the Tuwaymin area (near Yata) which is adjacent to the settlement.
The IOF placed large slabs of concrete and rocks, thus entirely blocking the main entrance to the town and the road to Jerusalem. Bulldozers are working to block other entrances as well. In addition, the IOF ordered nearby business owners to keep their stores shut today. The official pretext for this was the annual march of settlers from Kiryat Arab’a to Jerusalem, yet the IOF maintains permenant presence at the entrance to the town.
A couple of hundred settlers and policemen invaded the compound this morning and remained in the mosque’s courtyard, preventing Muslim worshippers from entering the holly site.
According to Ynet: 3 of those Zionist right wing invaders were arrested by police while in the compound.
Update: 3 Meretz activists were detained by police after they hung a banner “liberate Jerusalem from occupation, oppression, prejudice, exclusion and racism.”
The police just arrested a 16 years old boy, the son of the Jerusalem-based journalist ‘Abed al-Wahid and took him to the detention centre near Jaffa gate. The boy was arrested at Damascus gate. The Israeli officers called the boy’s father and threatened him to cease his journalistic activities in the city or face prosecution.