Articles Archive for October 2012

Arrest, Beit Ommar, Child Arrests, Hebron District, Night Raid, Politics »

17 Oct 2012

On Monday 15th of October at 3 a.m. Israeli occupation forces came in ten military jeeps and two prisoner vans and raided four family homes in the village of Beit Ommar.

One child and three youths of Beit Ommar were arrested; Ahmed Ali al-Alami (17), Rifat Sadi al-Alami (18), Mutaz Yousef al-Alami (18) and Mohammed Sami Sabarna (22). Ahmed is still in school while the others are students at the university.

Three of them have never been arrested before. For Mohammed this is his second time in prison.

Beit Ommar, Hebron District, settlement expansion, Settler Violence »

15 Oct 2012
Colonist Activity in Beit Ommar Land Supported by Soldiers

At 10 a.m. Friday, October 12th about 100 colonists, escorted by soldiers from the Israeli occupation forces, walked out of Karmei Tsur. They went in the direction of Jala at the west of Beit Ommar where several Palestinian residents have their olive trees.

Local families were harvesting their olives, but fled when they saw the group of colonists to avoid being victims of settler attacks that are common in this area. Last year a colonist killed a Palestinian boy in Saffa. The colonists were also intimidating to the people of Jala who stayed home instead of going to Beit Ommar, as they usually do on Fridays.

A local committee member, Ahmed Abu … Continue reading

Arrest, Beit Ommar, Hebron District, Night Raid, Saffa »

14 Oct 2012

On Friday 12th of October at 4 a.m. the village of Beit Ommar in Hebron District was raided by Israeli occupation forces for the second time this week. The force went to the area of Saffa, north in Beit Ommar, which is close to the colony of Bat Ayin.

The Israeli occupation forces raided the home of Nemer Aedy and his family and searched their house. Bilal Hani Nemer Aedy (19) was arrested and taken to the military base in the colony of Gush Eztion without any explanation for the arrest.

Bilal is currently a student at the Hebron University and this is his first time in prison.

Beit Ommar, Hebron District, Soldier Violence »

14 Oct 2012
Activist Injured in Demonstration

On Saturday, October 13th, 2012 Palestinian, Israeli and international activists marched to protest in front of the colony Karmei Tzur in a weekly demonstration. Also former hunger striker Tha’er Halahla participated in the protest.

This week the main message was directed against the recent increase in colonist’s harassment of Palestinian farmers cultivating their land. In addition the activists protested against the terrorizing of the village of Beit Ommar conducted by the Israeli occupation forces in night raids, often to arrest children.

The Israeli occupation forces lined up and tried to stop the residents of Beit Ommar, accompanied by Israeli and International activist, from marching into their own land. The demonstrators refused to accept this and kept on walking around the soldiers blocking … Continue reading

Beit Ommar, Hebron District, Soldier Violence »

11 Oct 2012
Occupation Forces Attack Funeral Procession in Beit Ommar

On 10th of October a funeral procession burying the late Ihmid Abu Maria was attacked by Israeli soldiers. The cemetery in the village has been closed off by the Israelis for years. Large, heavy stones are partly blocking the entrance to the burial site.

As the mourners, this morning, tried to enter the cemetery occupation soldiers attacked the civilians with tear gas, sound grenades and rubber bullets. Some of the people were suffocating from inhaling gas.

These acts by the occupation forces are an attempt to limit the number of people participating in funerals. The Israelis partly succeed in this as people with heart diseases and people suffering from other kind of health problems no longer participate in funerals due … Continue reading

Beit Ommar, Hebron District, Night Raid »

11 Oct 2012

At 3 a.m. October 10th Israeli occupation forces entered the village of Beit Ommar and broke into the house of Jamil Al Alamy. The soldiers searched the family home and gave them an order for the son, Iyad Jamil Al Alamy, to meet at the military base in the colony of Gush Etzion. The son is 23 years old and he is currently studying at the Palestine Polytechnic University in Hebron.

The occupation forces also went to the Safa area in Beit Ommar and they gave the same kind of order to Abdelkader Akhalil (50), Waael Abdul Hamid Akhalil (42) and two other men living in the same area. In total, five orders were given out this night.

Night raids happen … Continue reading

Beit Ommar, Betlehem District, Features, Soldier Violence »

9 Oct 2012
Man from Beit Ommar Shot on His Way to Work

Israeli occupation forces dressed in civilian clothes were chasing a Palestinian, Saqar Husain al-Alami, and shot him as he tried to go to work in Gilo, an Israeli colony about 4 p.m. on Monday, October 8th.

The 26 year old Palestinian from Beit Ommar was shot by undercover soldiers with live ammunition while he was on his way to work, wounding his left arm says Ahmed Abu Hashem. Al-Alami was taken to Beit Jala Governmental Hospital where his injuries were described as medium severe.

Beit Ommar, Child Arrests, Features, Hebron District »

7 Oct 2012
Weekly Demonstration in Front of Karmei Tsur.

The activists marched to the illegal fence separating Palestinians from their own land and from the illegal colony Karmei Tsur, condemned by 14 of 15 countries in the UN security council, excluding the US. As the activists walked towards the fence, a large group of soldiers from the Israeli occupation forces tried to chase them. However, despite pushing and pulling the soldiers did not succeed their attempts to provoke the activists. Provocations remained unanswered as the activists carried on in a peaceful manner and sat down refusing to leave until they had presented their message.

The last couple of weeks the house of the committee member Ahmed Abu Hashem has been raided at night twice, resulting in the arrest of his … Continue reading

Arrest, Beit Ommar, Child Arrests, Farming, Hebron District, Politics, settlement expansion »

6 Oct 2012
The Freedom Bus Rides to Beit Ommar

On Thursday 27th of September the Center for Freedom and Justice and Palestine Solidarity Project got a visit from the Freedom Bus, an initiative of the Freedom Theatre in Jenin. The Freedom Bus is a solidarity ride through occupied Palestine.

The visitors, from Sweden, Germany, the United States amongst other countries, met members of the Popular Committee in Beit Ommar and international activists at the Center for Freedom and Justice. They got a brief lecture about the village by the executive manager of the center, Younes Arar who told them about the historically Beit Ommar and the six colonies surrounding the village. The visitors learned more about the weekly demonstrations arranged by the popular committee in Beit Ommar and the … Continue reading

Arrest, Beit Ommar, Child Arrests, Features »

4 Oct 2012

This is a video from the night raid where the Israeli occupation forces arrested Hamza Ahmed Khalil Abu Hashem(14). The video shows the violent nature of the Israeli night raids and child arrests.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAZ3VXV3OmA