Articles in the Features Category

Beit Ommar, Betlehem District, Direct Action, Farming, Features, Hebron District, Other, Politics, settlement expansion, Settler Attack, Settler Violence, Soldier Violence, South Betlehem »

30 Sep 2016
The Israeli Settlements: a Nest of Violence and Hate

Since its invasion of the West Bank in 1967, the state of Israel has launched a vast campaign of colonization throughout the territories. According to the last statistics, in 2015, the occupier state has established 196 settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Moreover, by adding the 232 settler outposts, this colonization policy has captured 45% of the West Bank area. The expansionist ambition of the settlers has no limit and it follows a systematic master plan, which is orchestrated behind the curtain by the Israel government, which put in place various legal policies to confiscate the land from the Palestinians…. Continue reading

Arrest, Bail, Beit Ommar, Child Arrests, Direct Action, Features, Hebron District, Night Raid, Other, Politics, Soldier Violence »

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

Beit Ommar, Direct Action, Features, Hebron District, House Demolitions, Other, Politics, settlement expansion, Soldier Violence, Susiya, Yatta »

30 Sep 2016
Israel’s Raging Pace of House Demolitions Throughout the West Bank

On August 9, the Palestinian village of Um Al Kheir in the South Hebron Hills have been targeting by the Israeli Civil Administration, which conducted the demolition of five homes. Early in the morning, the IDF invaded and surrounded the village and started the demolishing operation, which included 3 houses donated by the European Union. In total, the operation left 27 Palestinians homeless including 16 children. Moreover, according to witnesses, during the process of razing the homes, the IDF beat up and detained a Palestinian old man.

Unfortunately, it is not the first time that the village of Um Al Kheir has been targeted and attacked by the … Continue reading

Beit Ommar, Farming, Features, Hebron District, Other, Politics, settlement expansion »

30 Sep 2016
Water Shortages in the West Bank: Another Form of Apartheid 

Water is a precious commodity and is essential to the life of every human beings. Water is so sacred in the daily life and in the environment of all people that the United Nations General Assembly recognized it as a fundamental right in 2010. However, the Right of Water for Palestinians is constantly violate by the Israeli policies and laws.

In the Occupied Territories, the scarcity of water is a recurent issue, which put hundreds of thousand people at risk, especially during the summer heatwaves. Although the shortages of water is not new for Palestinians, they are representative of the discrimitative polices of the Israeli government towards them. It … Continue reading

Arrest, Beit Ommar, checkpoints, Child Arrests, Direct Action, Features, Hebron District, Other, Politics, Soldier Violence »

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

Arrest, Direct Action, Features, Hebron District, House Demolitions, Night Raid, Other, Politics, Soldier Violence »

29 Sep 2016
27 July 2016: Surif Woke up at the Sounds of Anti-Tanks Missiles

This morning, the villagers of Surif woke up at the sounds of IDF rockets, targeting a house, in which, an alleged enemy of the state of Israel was living. The confusion and sadness among the villagers was total and the pictures are just a pale description of the violence of the attack, which has pulverized the house and let 5 families without a roof.

According to sources, the attack perpetuated by the IDF started on Tuesday night around 22pm. In the first phase of the operation, IDF soldiers surrounded the house while snipers took position to insure that the alleged “terrorist”, Muhammad Faqih, living at … Continue reading

Beit Ommar, Features »

12 Oct 2015
Palestinians Killed Since the Beginning of the Clashes

1- Muhand Halabi, 19 years, reside Al-bierha, killed on the 3rd Oct. after bomb stabs at Jerusalem.
2- Fadi Aloun, 19 years, reside al-eisawiah, killed on the 3rd Oct. claiming stabs attack at Jerusalem.
3- Huthaifa Suliman, 18 years, reside Bala’a , killed on the 4th of Oct. at tulkarm clashes near Guishuri factory.
4- Abed- Alrhman Obied Allah, 11 years, reside Bethlehem, Killed on the 5th on Oct. Bethlehem clashes
5- Amjad hatem Aljundie, 17 years, reside Hebron, killed on the 7th of Oct. at stabs attack in the middle of Betah-Tekva.
6- Thaer Abu Gazhaleh, 19 years, reside Old Jerusalem town, killed on the 8th of Oct. after stabs attack at … Continue reading

Apartheid Wall, Arrest, Betlehem, Betlehem District, Direct Action, Features, Other, Politics, Soldier Violence »

4 Sep 2015
Beit Jala Protest Against the Apartheid Wall

For the second week running Beit Jala marched in protest at the building of Israel’s annexation wall through Palestinian land. Israeli soldiers responded with powerful tear gas and stun grenades.

The Israeli military was waiting as the 200-strong group of men, women and children gathered in the Christian village next to Bethlehem. While a Jerusalem member of the clergy was speaking to TV crews and cameras, soldiers were occupying the roof of a Palestinian home – opposite builders trying to work at the top of a nearby house.

Soldiers fired tear gas as soon as the march began. Several people were treated at the scene for breathing … Continue reading

Apartheid Wall, Betlehem, Betlehem District, Farming, Features, Other, Politics, settlement expansion »

18 Aug 2015
Building of the Apartheid Wall Continues: Israeli Destruction of Ancient Olive Trees

This morning the Israeli bulldozers, supported and protected by a big group of Israeli soldiers, destroyed and uprooted some 100 Roman Olive Trees in the area of Bir Owneh/ Wad Ahmad in the west of Bethlehem city. The attacked land, which belongs to 5 Palestinian families from Beit Jala town, is about 30 dunums planted with very ancient olive trees. The purpose of the attack is to continue the construction of the Apartheid wall in that area, and seize more land to be added to the Israeli colony (settlement) of ‘Gilo’.  Continue reading

Arrest, Features, Hunger Strikers, Other, Politics »

16 Aug 2015
Hunger Striker Muhammad Allan in Serious Condition

Muhammad Allan continues to struggle for his life and his freedom as pressure in Palestine and globally is mounting for his release after he fell into a coma and was placed on life support in the early morning of 14 August. When Allan’s mother exited her son’s hospital room on Friday, she told reporters that “my son is dying,” reported the Electronic Intifada. Allan’s worsening condition came following a rejection on Thursday of a request for his medical release. The Electronic Intifada noted that Ha’aretz had reported that the Israeli state “fears that such a move could encourage administrative detainees to follow Allan’s lead, especially after seven Palestinian … Continue reading