Articles Archive for 5 June 2008

Beit Ommar, Hebron District »

5 Jun 2008

At approximately 1am today, June 5, Israeli soldiers, with their faces painted in camouflage (to blend in with the gray concrete and tan stone walls of Palestinian homes?) invaded the home of Mohammed Fuwad Al-Qoom near the central mosque in Beit Ommar, Hebron District. The family was forced from the home and the soldiers remained all night. At approximately 8am, 7 hours after soldiers first entered the village, an Israeli soldier shot Tariq Abu Maria, 15, in the abdomen on his way to the school. He was taken to the hospital in Hebron, where he underwent surgery and is still in critical condition. By 9:30am 4 large Armored Personnel … Continue reading

Apartheid Wall »

5 Jun 2008

Wednesday, June 4, approximately 60 Palestinians from Ni’lin were joined by supporters from nearby villages as well as Israeli and international activists in the ongoing struggle against the destruction of their olive trees and agricultural land for the construction of the Annexation Barrier. After gathering in front of the city council, demonstrators marched towards the construction site, with a smaller group going around the side of a hill to avoid being shot at by the waiting Israeli military. Marchers had to cross a “river” of raw sewage from the nearby settlement Hashmoanim single file, just feet below a line of Israeli soldiers waiting to shoot the non-violent demonstrators who walked with … Continue reading