Articles Archive for 29 February 2012

Arrest, Beit Ommar, Features, Hebron District »

29 Feb 2012

Ten Israeli jeeps entered the Palestinian village of Beit Ommar at 2am in the early morning hours of February 29, 2012 and arrested five residents in the area. During the night raid, Israeli forces split up into groups in order to surround homes. At one of the residences, soldiers surrounded the home and ordered the family of Zain Khader al-Alami to go outside there home. The family was left outside in the cold while the soldiers proceeded to search the building.

Zain was then ordered to call his 38-year-old brother Naseem Khader al-Alami. When Naseem arrived, the soldiers stopped him in the middle of the street before beating and arresting him.and they arrested him and beat him. … Continue reading

Features, Hebron District, Other »

29 Feb 2012
Israeli Land Mines Still Pose Problems for Palestinian Communities

On the morning of February 28th, 2012 in the Palestinian village of Surif in the southern West Bank, two Israeli bulldozers and five jeeps of Israeli soldiers came unannounced to Abdel Hamid Abu Khader’s land. The soldiers placed erected concrete blocks with yellow warning signs, claiming that the land was mine-ridden and that the land was a closed military zone. The Palestinian owner of the land claims that the area was cleared of mines more than 20 years ago by the Palestinian Authority. The land mines were originally placed there by the Israeli army, as soldiers used Palestinian communities such as Surif (a very large town of about 15,000 people) for training operations. The total area of … Continue reading