Articles Archive for October 2012

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31 Oct 2012
Celebration of a Prisoner Release

More than 40% of the male population of Palestine has been or is still detained by the Israeli occupation forces, thus it is easy to understand that the celebrations of the prison releases are an important part of the Palestinian social life. Support and solidarity are shown to the released prisoners and the celebrations encourage people to continue their struggle for a free Palestine.

On Sunday 28th of October Emad Ahmed Khalil Abu Hashem (23) was released after six and a half months in Israeli prisons. The Israeli occupation forces arrested him by the entrance of Beit Ommar on … Continue reading

Arrest, Beit Ommar, Hebron District, House Demolitions, Night Raid, Soldier Violence »

31 Oct 2012
Occupation Forces Demolish Parts of a House During Night Raid

On Tuesday 30th of October at 1.30 a.m. Israeli occupation forces invaded the village of Beit Ommar. One hundred soldiers with ten jeeps and a bulldozer laid siege to the home of Waheed Abu Maria.

When the occupation forces arrived, they fired live ammunition, sound grenades and tear gas at the house of Waheed and the neighborhood. The tear gas got into the surrounding houses where children were trying to sleep.

Waheed’s brother, Falah, heard the shooting and he rushed to the location. He tried to negotiate with the soldiers and suggested that his brother could come … Continue reading

Al-Jab'a, Apartheid Wall, Beit Ommar, Betlehem, Betlehem District, Direct Action, Farming, Hebron District, Other, settlement expansion, Settler Attack »

28 Oct 2012

The production of olive oil in Palestine is considered fundamental for Palestinian economy. For the majority of Palestinian families, especially in the north of the West Bank and in some areas in the south, olive trees have an economic and historic importance as these trees have been part of the Palestinian landscape for thousands of years.

The olive oil sector is one of the major agricultural incomes for Palestinians. Unfortunately, this sector has been facing many obstacles which have prevented it from developing.

The first problem is the removal of thousands of olive trees by the Israeli occupation due to the building of the segregation wall and the establishment of Israeli colonies throughout the West Bank. Colons’ activities include burning … Continue reading

Arrest, Bail, Beit Ommar, Child Arrests, Hebron District, Other, Politics »

28 Oct 2012

Even though the economic conditions of Palestinians are becoming worse day by day, Israeli occupation military courts continue to impose heavier fines and bails on the Palestinian prisoners, especially children and youth. These fines and bails constitute a public punishment for the prisoners and their families.

This brutal practice is not in accordance with international law which states that prisoners must get a just judgement even in the occupation courts.

By imposing such heavy fines and bails, the Israeli occupation courts aim at discouraging young Palestinians from taking part in the non violent popular resistance and ultimately to abandon it. These military procedures are also used as a source of income for the Israeli occupation legal system.

PSP take the responsibility of raising … Continue reading

Beit Ommar, Hebron District, Hunger Strikers »

19 Oct 2012
Beit Ommar Popular Committee and PSP Thanks Journalists for Their Cooperation

On Saturday October 13th, Beit Ommar Popular Committee and PSP invited journalists to recognize and honor them for the true patriot efforts to cover the non violent popular resistance activities. The event also expressed appreciation for their work to expose the Israeli occupation, ongoing crimes and attacks against Palestinian people, land, tress and human rights in general.

Tha’er Halahlah was also invited and a special notice was paid to his brave struggle, and victory, against administrative detention through 79 days of hunger strike. He was honored for his struggle and steadfastness against the Israeli occupation suppression and repression.

Younes Arar, the … Continue reading

Arrest, Beit Ommar, Farming, Hebron District, Saffa »

18 Oct 2012
Farmer in Saffa Arrested

On Thursday 18th of October at 8 p.m. Beit Ommar resident, Ibrahim Mahmoud Abu Daiya (20), was arrested by the Israeli occupation forces.

Ibrahim is a farmer living in the Saffa area of Beit Ommar. Earlier that day he had been herding his sheep in Palestinian land, close to the Israeli colony of Bat Ayin. Thursday evening soldiers came to the house were Ibrahim and his family live and arrested him. PSP does not know the reason for the arrest.

This is Ibrahim’s second time in prison.

Al-Jab'a, Apartheid Wall, Arrest, Beit Ommar, checkpoints, Child Arrests, Farming, Hebron District, Night Raid, Roadblock Removal, Settler Attack, Settler Violence »

18 Oct 2012
Olive Harvest Obstructed by Road Blocks and Checkpoints

Olive harvest is upon us. Many Palestinians, as well as internationals, have been looking forward to this season. All family members, including small children and grandparents, gather to pick olives in the beautiful fields throughout the West bank.

Every autumn PSP participate in the olive harvest in solidarity with Palestinian farmers that experience harassment and attacks from either colonists or the Israeli occupation forces. Presence of internationals are also sometimes helpful in preventing or documenting such harassment. PSP contributes to the olive harvest in area C, close to either the segregation wall or Israeli colonies and the purpose of this work is to support and encourage farmers to continue to cultivate their land. It is important not to give up cultivating … Continue reading

Arrest, Beit Ommar, Child Arrests, Farming, Hebron District, Night Raid, Saffa, Settler Attack »

18 Oct 2012
Farmer Arrested for Being a Victim of Israeli Stone Throwers.

On Sunday morning, October 14th, 2012, at 7 a.m. a farmer, Mohammed Abd Alhamid Soleibi, was arrested by the Israeli occupation forces as he was harvesting olives in his fields. His olive trees are located in Area C, in Saffa, close to Bayt Ain an Israeli colony and a part of the Gush Esion block.
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Mohammed is one of many Palestinians that have to cultivate their land in fear of colonist attacks because their fields are located close to an Israeli colony. Last year he was harassed by extreme colonists together with the Israeli occupation forces.
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Beit Ommar, Betlehem District, Farming, Hebron District, Settler Attack »

17 Oct 2012
Colonists Attacked Palestinian Land

On Monday morning, 15th of October, colonists cut plum trees close to the colony of Efrata. The trees belong to the farmer Abdalla Brigeet and the land area is between Efrata and Migdal Oz north of Beit Ommar. Both these colonies are built on Beit Ommar land.

A total of forty trees were cut this day, approximately one dunam of land. This is the first time Abdalla experience this kind of attacks from colonists.

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Beit Ommar, Hebron District, Soldier Violence »

17 Oct 2012
Palestinian Youth Beaten and Injured by Israeli Soldiers

On Monday 15th of October at 8 p.m. Ashraf Izzet Sabarna (19) walked, along with his sisters, from the village of Beit Ommar in the direction of their family home close to the Jerusalem-Hebron Road. When they passed the Israeli military tower at the entrance of Beit Ommar several soldiers from the Israeli occupation forces started to verbally harass Ashraf’s sisters.

When Ashraf reacted to this and asked the soldiers why they behaved like they did five soldiers attacked him. They kicked and beat him with weapons. Several residents of Beit Ommar were witnesses to the assault. Ashraf was sent to the hospital with a broken foot.

Soldier violence is not … Continue reading