Israeli Army Again Targets Beit Ommar

16 February 2007

Today around 1pm the Israeli Occupation Forces, including at least four jeeps and 20 soldiers, once again invaded Beit Ommar. As was the case on Wednesday, soldiers approached people as they were leaving the cemetery. For about three hours, the IOF shot tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets at the crowd, mainly youth. Wael Al Ja’ar, age 25, was shot in the shoulder with a rubber-coated steel bullet and taken by ambulance to the hospital in Hebron. Ambulance drivers had to negotiate with the IOF to get through, as two army jeeps were blocking the village’s exit. This is the third time in the past week that the Israeli army has invaded Beit Ommar.