Articles in the Arrest Category
Arrest, Bail, Beit Ommar, Hebron District, Night Raid, Soldier Violence »
Palestinian boy is free from jail, but not from nightmares
Hamzeh Abu Hashem, who was wounded by dogs from the IDF canine unit, is finally free from prison. We met a broken and shaken boy.
By Gideon Levy and Alex Levac
This teenager needs psychological therapy. He stares at the floor, grimaces when asked to relate what happened to him a few months ago, and doesn’t sleep at night. His parents are aware of his situation. But there’s no one to help him, much less pay for any … Continue reading
Late at night on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, Israeli Forces arrested two brothers on the main street adjacent to the village of Beit Ommar in the Hebron district of the southern West Bank. The brothers, Bader, age 17, and Mohammed age 13, Ali Abu Maria are residents of the village. Israeli Forces in jeeps entered an area near the entrance of the village off of Route 60, the main Jerusalem-Hebron road and arrested the younger brother.
Soldiers then arrested Bader when he attempted to intervene to protest the detention of his younger brother. When the boys’ family and concerned village residents arrived try to stop the arrest, the Israeli Forces threw tear gas and sound bombs. The … Continue reading
Arrest, House Demolitions, Jordan Valley »
From Ma’an News:
JORDAN VALLEY (Ma’an) — Israel’s army on Monday declared the Jordan Valley village of Makhoul a closed military area, a local council official said.
Aref Daraghmeh, the mayor of al-Malih and al-Madarib villages, said that Israeli forces set-up road blocks at the entrances to the area to prevent anyone from reaching it, official agency Wafa reported.
Israel’s army is expecting Palestinian and international activists to visit the area to show solidarity with residents of Makhoul, who were forcibly displaced after Israel demolished their village in the northern Jordan Valley on Sept. 16.
The demolition forcibly displaced 10 families, including 16 children, the UN’s Office for the Coordination of … Continue reading
Arrest, checkpoints, Hebron District, Soldier Violence »
HEBRON (Ma’an) — Israeli forces placed Hebron under a complete lockdown, causing traffic delays, after an Israeli was shot and killed in the West Bank city hours earlier.
Israeli soldiers closed the entrances and raided houses on Tariq Bin Ziyad and Jawhar streets, a Ma’an reporter said.
Soldiers forced males out of some homes at gunpoint and assembled them at a junction on Tariq Bin Ziyad street.
Near the junction, Israeli soldiers were also holding up an ambulance that was taking a woman in labor to hospital, a medic said.
The medic said that the woman was about to give birth but the soldiers refused to let the ambulance … Continue reading
Arrest, Beit Ommar, Child Arrests, Night Raid, Soldier Violence »
On Wednesday, August 7th, Beit Ommar was stormed at 2:00 am by around 70 IOF soldiers in three groups.
Beit Ommar residents reported tear gas, rubber bullets, and sound grenades were used in at least three location. In one instance, Beit Ommar residents were attacked with live ammunition.
The IOF arrested two minors: Mustafa Mohammad Awad, 16, and Ramzi Abdul-Hamid Al-‘Allamy, 15. Ramzi Al-’Allamy was also savagely beaten during the raid. For Ramzi Al-’Allamy, the arrest comes after only being free from prison for a few months.
There were five injuries from rubber bullets, two of them moderate, three mild. Thankfully, no one was hit by the live fire.
The invasion happened during late night festivities the day before Eid, while people were … Continue reading
Arrest, Beit Ommar »
On the 6th of June 2013 a group of Israeli soldiers stormed Beit Ommar in undercover dressed in civilian clothing driving 2 Palestinian cars and arrested Mahmoud Khaled Nayef (age 20). They arrived at the house of Khalid Nayef (age 47) just after 3 in the morning. They destroyed the door and entered the house waking up the entire family. They continued into the house and beat Khalid’s wife and daughters causing large amounts of damage to the house. The commander explained that they had come undercover purposely as to not allow Mahmoud any warning. (the last time they came to arrest him he was able to escape the house in advance)
Arrest, Beit Ommar, Hebron District, Other, Politics »
Arrest, Beit Ommar, Hebron District, Night Raid, Other, Politics, Soldier Violence »
In the early morning of Wednesday April 17th, soldiers from the Israeli Occupation Forces entered the village of Beit Ommar. At 2.30 a.m., they surrounded the house of Mohammed Ahmad Abu Maria and his family.
The soldiers searched Mohammed’s house for two hours and destroyed many household items belonging to the family. After the search, the soldiers beat Mohammed before they arrested him.
Mohammed is only twenty-two years old, but has already spent three years and two months in Israeli prisons. He was released from prison two months ago and had just recently applied to continue his university studies at Palestine Polytechnic University in Hebron.
Arrest, Beit Ommar, Child Arrests, Hebron District, Night Raid, Other, Politics, Soldier Violence »
14-Year old Nassim Abu Maria was released late Sunday 14th of April after spending 4 ½ months in Ofer Prison, which is located between Jerusalem and Ramallah. He was arrested during a surprise night raid and it was his first time in prison. During the night raid, soldiers came to his house unexpectedly at 3 am and he was told that he was being arrested because the soldiers possessed photos of him throwing stones. He was blindfolded, handcuffed and taken into custody. After ten court appearances, the soldiers were unable to bring forward the photos they allegedly possessed of Abu Maria’s stone throwing, yet, he was still sentenced to prison, without any evidence of his alleged political activity.
Abu Maria … Continue reading
Arrest, Hebron District, Hunger Strikers, Night Raid, Other, Politics, Soldier Violence »
Tha’er Halahlah, the famous Palestinian (former) hunger striker, has once again been arrested by the Israeli Occupation Forces.
Halahlah participated in a hunger strike in protest of his administrative detention, without charge and trial, by the Israeli Occupation Forces. After 77 days without food, he was finally released on the 5th of June, 2012. He had been imprisoned for almost three years.
Halahlah has previously told PSP that by his 60th day without food, he had began to believe he would die, and by his 70th day, he had lost hope that he would ever see his family again. Halahlah’s wife described the days of his strike as the most difficult moments of her life, explaining that she was constantly worried about … Continue reading