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30 Sep 2016
Beit Ommar: a Palestinian Town Constantly Fighting the Israeli Occupation

Beit Ommar is a small town (population 18,000) located in the Hebron District of the occupied West Bank, approximately 11kms north of the city of Hebron. Israeli forces occupied the town in 1967, and since then, residents have suffered from the pressures of the occupation. The main road leading into the village has a permanent watchtower guarded by the Israeli military.

Despite the oppressive presence of an occupying army, Beit Ommar villagers have a strong history of popular resistance, with active participation from the area during both the first and second intifadas. Today, Beit Ommar is famous for its regular demonstrations and its ongoing resistance.

The settlements surrounding Beit Ommar
Settlement expansion … Continue reading

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30 Sep 2016
22 September 2016: the Army Re-Opens the Main Entrance of Beit Ommar

On the 22nd of September, after a 5-day long close, the Israeli occupation forces re-opened the main entrance of Beit Ommar. In this period, they constructed a wall around the existing tower and expanded their presence there by building two extra interrogation and holding cells. The construction of these structures has, in turn, narrowed the street by 1,5 metres, drastically hindering traffic in the main entrance of the town.

In other, unrelated happenings, on Sept the 21st, four ‘Apache’ helicopters flew southwards over Beit Ommar. This is not a new occurrence. However, what is novel is that they flew unusually low over civilian houses. When Apache … Continue reading

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30 Sep 2016
IDF ‘s Favorite Targets of Choice: Children and Young People

In the night of the 15th August to 16th August, the Israeli army has conducted a new operation in the center of Beit Ommar. The incursion of the IDF happened around two o’clock in the morning, during which it burst into several homes, terrorized families and arrested young people – Hmza Abo Hasham (18 years old) and Rashed Adel Salbey, student at the Hebron University (18 years old).

During this operation, the IDF had made it presence noticeable for the whole town by shooting tears gazes and stun grenades as well as rubber bullet. The operation lasted four hours and the army snatched the two … Continue reading

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29 Sep 2016
4 August 2016: Improvised IDF Checkpoint in Beit Ommar

Since the event in Surif of last week, the IDF has decided to conduct various aggressive operations in the town of Beit Ommar, such as the setting of checkpoints, house searches, which led to several arrests of people including minors.

This morning (August 4th), six army jeeps improvised a checkpoint in Beit Ommar at the crossroad leading to Surif and Safaha, a strategic place that the IDF likes to control. According to witnesses, the operation was limited to some house searches and control of IDs. Since the demolition of the house in Surif last week, the presence of the army in Beit Ommar has intensified … Continue reading

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16 Aug 2015
Another Night Raid in Beit Ommar

Israeli forces raided several homes and detained three young men in Beit Ommar on 13 August. 19-year-old Ammar Sadim Sleibi, 18-year-old Muhammad Shihdah Sleibi 17-year-old Muataz Muhammad Abu Maria were arrested. Muhammad is the nephew of Falah Abu Maria, who was killed on 23 July by Israeli soldiers when he ran to the aid of his son who had been shot while peacefully resisting arrest.

Following a funeral in Beit Ommar for Falah Abu Maria, at 3 am around 20 soldiers entered the village in jeeps, with police dogs and fired tear gas. During the raids, soldiers assaulted the detainees, … Continue reading

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25 May 2015
The IDF Raids Beit Ommar at Night

Time: Approximately 12:00 AM Sat May 23rd

Two jeeps and one large car and a large group of soldiers made an incursion into Beit Ummar tonight. In the beginning they were stopped near Mousa Maria’s house. He was sleeping when he started to hear shouts, noises. He woke up as he heard a soldier punch the door. Opening the window Mousa then heard the sound of the jeeps. He made his way to the roof of his home, where he saw soldiers positioned in front of the main door of his house. After that he called someone from … Continue reading

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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

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10 Aug 2013

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

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16 Apr 2013
14-Year Old Prisoner Released, Happy to be Back with His Family

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

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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