Articles Archive for 5 May 2012
Beit Ommar, Hebron District »
Today, May 5th, 2012, Palestinian, Israeli and international activists joined together for the weekly demonstration in Beit Ommar. The demonstration took place by the fence separating Beit Ommar from the illegal settlement Karmei Tsur. The settlement is illegal under international law according to the 4th Geneva Convention, and is built on stolen Palestinian land. The fence prevents farmers from entering and working on their land.
This week, men, women and children protested in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners, particularly with those on hunger strike. Bilal Diab and Thaer Halahleh are on the 68th day of their hunger strike, and are in grave condition. They are both held under administrative detention, and demand … Continue reading
Beit Ommar, Hebron District, Settler Violence »
Yesterday, May 4th, 2012, a demonstration took place in Beit Ommar following a funeral in the village. After the funeral, some children started throwing rocks at the army watchtower at the entrance of the village. Some Israeli settlers arrived with guns and started shooting in the air. Additional soldiers came and forced the residents of Beit Ommar back towards the center of the town. Soldiers then entered the village and fired rubber-coated bullets, teargas and sound bombs. The teargas was aimed at people’s homes, causing many problems for the residents.
As in much of Palestine and around the world, Beit Ommar residents have been demonstrating in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike who are risking their lives for their … Continue reading