Articles in the Beit Ommar Category

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13 Apr 2014
Beit Ommar 11\4\2014

Beit Ommar 11\4\2014

A new wall in road no. 60 between Gush Etzion and Al-Arub refugee camp
Road no. 60, the main road that goes through the entire west bank (from north to south), passes through the land of Beit Ommar. A new wall was set up during the recent days in the shoulders of the road, which blocks the free access to the road by tractors, people and animals, which generally enter the road in order to use it or to cross it. The estimation is that the concrete wall built now will be the foundation of a future apartheid wall to be built and dispossess more lands from the citizens of … Continue reading

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13 Apr 2014
Fire in the Occupation watch tower of Beit Ommar-11.4.2014

Fire in the Occupation watch tower of Beit Ommar-11.4.2014
The Israeli soldiers use the watch tower in the entrance to Beit Ommar to control and inspect the village entrance. The tower, which is manned 24-hours and 7 days a week with rotation of shifts, caught fire on Wednesday morning as a speculated result of the soldiers’ behavior. The soldiers had put out the fire, and decided to punish the citizens of Beit Ommar, although the fire had nothing to do with the Palestinians. At night, Occupation forces set up a blockade in the town’s entrance and shot
random tear gas around the town.






Beit Ommar »

18 Mar 2014

The Fourth Women’s Conference Resist for Chance Marking

Under the auspices of Hebron Governor, Mr Khamel Humeid, the 4th Women’s Conference ‘Resist to Change’ was held in Beit Ommar.

Mr. Khamel talked about the important role of Palestinian women in raising her children, while fighting against poverty. He also stressed the    need for developmental organizations to focus on the issue of empowering women.

Mr. Nassri Aubaid, the mayor of Beit  Ommar municipality, talked  about the role of women in fighting against  the occupation. Palestinians wish to live in peace within the borders of 1967. Mrs. Muna  Ammar talked about  the importance of resistance in  Palestinians life … Continue reading

Beit Ommar, Features »

14 Mar 2014
Several Shot, 1 in Critical Condition, as Israeli Forces Attack Beit Ommar Funeral

The Israeli occupation forces stormed the town cemetery today, during the funeral of Badria Abu Maria, and throw gas grenades and sound grenades, causing injuries and suffocation to the participants. 31 citizens were injured, one of them seriously, a 15 years old boy Mohamed Ahmed Shehadeh Abu Ayyash, was shot in his head with live ammunition from a short distance and was taken to Ahlia hospital in Hebron. He is still in serious condition. Another injured teenager from live ammunition was 18 year old Omar Arafat Isa Zaaqiq, that was shot in his chest and was also taken to a Ahlia hospital by the Red Cross ambulance. Three more teenagers in the age of 15 to 17 were injured by … Continue reading

Beit Ommar, Features »

12 Mar 2014
Today, 12.3.2014, the Israeli Occupation Forces shot three youth in Beit Ommar

Today, 12.3.2014, the Israeli OccupationForces shot three youth in Beit Ommar
with live bullets. Basheer Izreeq Abu Ayyash, a 16 years old boy was wounded in his left thigh. Another youth was shot in the stomach. Two men were wounded from rubber bullets. In the past two days, clashes have been going in the entrance to Beit Ommar between heavily armed IOF soldiers and defenseless Palestinian youth. The Occupation Forces locked the main gate to Beit Ommar preventing entry and exit of its residents. Beit Ommar is an ancient farming village located in the southern of West Bank. It is surrounded by 6 settlements, built on Beit Ommar land … Continue reading

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9 Mar 2014
The Fourth Women's Conference Resist for Chance Marking

The Fourth Women’s Conference Resist for Chance Marking

Today is an important day in any part of the world. In Palestine, it cannot be different. And in the 103rd international woman’s day, we have had The Fourth Women’s Conference Resist for Chance Marking in Beit Ummar.
In 8th of march, Palestinians and women from many countries have got together to discuss the woman situation in Palestine. As … Continue reading

Beit Ommar »

27 Dec 2013

PSP, through its community organizing arm The Center for Freedom and Justice has two major tracks for community organizing and development for 2014. Here’s some more about them. We of course will be continuing our work with Palestinian prisoners, popular resistance, and everything else we’ve always done.

1) Empowerment Training for Local Palestinian Leaders

A key part of our work is developing and strengthening the knowledge and skills of local leaders (leaders of nonviolent popular resistance) and, through them, to educate, influence, and unify the larger Palestinian society.

Our focus will be on the values and processes of real democracy, the importance of human rights, the power of mass mobilization, and the possibilities and advantages … Continue reading

Beit Ommar, Farming, Features »

20 Dec 2013
Farmers in Palestine Deeply Affected by Massive Snow Storm

While the historical snow storm that hit the central parts of Palestine as well as Syria and Jordan made for some epic snowmen, the storm, which we know caused a humanitarian crisis for Syrian refugees throughout the area as well as a catastrophe for Gazans left in flooded refugee camps without electricity or potable water, has also created an economic crisis for farmers in the Southern West Bank. Over 1 meter (3 feet) of snow fell in higher elevations, including Halhoul and Beit Ommar. These areas, home to fruit trees more fragile than the olive trees of their northern compatriots, were devastated by the storm. Farmers in Beit Ommar estimate $30,000-$35,0000 in destruction of trees and greenhouses, … Continue reading

Beit Ommar, Hebron District, Soldier Violence »

6 Dec 2013

This is Btselem’s press release about an incident in Beit Ommar last week:

Direct aiming of tear gas canisters continues to put lives at risk, despite military’s denials

Last Wednesday morning, November 27, 2013, Muhmmad ‘Awad (Abu Ahmad), a B’Tselem volunteer videographer, and a resident of Beit Ummar, documented clashes between Palestinian youth and soldiers near the entrance to the town. The first video he shot depicts the soldiers standing by a jeep, and a stone landing near them. An officer is then seen firing several tear gas canisters from a “Ringo” type launcher, to the area of the stone throwers, in a position behind and to the right of the cameraman. The soldier then reloads the launcher and when another stone … Continue reading

Arrest, Beit Ommar, Child Arrests, Hebron District, Night Raid, Soldier Violence »

10 Oct 2013

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