Articles Archive for 25 August 2012
Beit Ommar, Features, Hebron District »
Weekly demonstrations in Beit Ommar resumed on Saturday, August 25, 2012, after a month long break for Ramadan. The main focus of the demonstration was the upcoming verdict of the lawsuit filed by the family of the American activist Rachel Corrie against the state of Israel. Corrie was killed in 2003 when an IDF bulldozer crushed her during a demonstration against house demolitions in Rafah, Gaza.
Palestinians, Israeli and international activists gathered close to the Karmei Tsur colony, built on Palestinian land to the south of Beit Ommar. The protest was blocked by a group of Israeli soldiers, whose numbers increased throughout the demonstration until they outnumbered the activists.
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Beit Ommar, Hebron District, House Demolitions »
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Further House demolitions are set to take place after Israeli occupation authorities issued demolition orders for two homes in Beit Ommar, Hebron on Wednesday. The Israeli Civil Administration officials, accompanied by soldiers, issued the orders to Younes Z’Aqeq and Jawed Awad, whose homes are located near to the Karmei Tzur colony. Z’Aqeq and Awad have all the legal documents required to prove ownership of their land. These new demolitions follow the news, in June, that