Articles in the Hebron District Category

Beit Ommar, Hebron District, Soldier Violence »

6 Dec 2013

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

Features, Hebron District, Soldier Violence, Yatta »

29 Nov 2013
Three Palestinians Killed By Israeli Forces in Yatta

From Ma’an News Agency:

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces shot and killed three Palestinians late Tuesday near Hebron in the occupied West Bank, Israeli security officials said.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told Ma’an that the Palestinians were in a car near Hebron and fired on security officers, who responded by shooting and killing the occupants.

Rosenfeld said explosive devices were found in the vehicle. He said a security operation was ongoing in the Hebron area.

The Palestinians “were members of a Salafi Jihad terrorist cell that was planning an attack in the coming days. At the moment operations are continuing in that area,” Rosenfeld said.

Locals identified the killed Palestinians as Moussa … Continue reading

Features, Hebron District, Soldier Violence »

22 Oct 2013

From Christian Peacemaker Team:

BREAKING: Palestine, Al Khalil/Hebron October 22nd 2013

Today CPT talked with 15 year old Mohammed (not his real name) in the Alya Hospital Al Khalil/Hebron. Mohammed had been beaten by Israeli Military for not having an ID.

Palestinians are not issued ID’s until they reach 16. Mohamed had been beaten in the back of his head and body by the soldiers who had also used the butts of their guns. Mohammed subsequently fainted.

The Military then covered his body and left him where he had fallen. After a crowd had gathered and news had spread, Mohammed’s family arrived on the scene and were able to get him to the hospital.

Mohammed was severely shaken by the experience, was awaiting the results … 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

Hebron District, Settler Violence »

30 Sep 2013
Palestinians Continue to Challenge the Occupation in Hebron

From Youth Against the Settlements in Hebron:

As Palestinians across Palestine took to the streets in a day for Al Quds (Jerusalem), the capital of Palestine, residents of Hebron stood firm against attacks by the Israeli rmy. A number of young Palestinians were injured as the army opened fire with live ammunition against unarmed protestors.

As in previous days, clashes between Palestinian youths and the army focussed in the middle of the city, as camp the refugee camp in the east of the city. A young child, Musab, was hit in the eye and was transferred for treatment in a hospital in Jerusalem.

The army used live ammunition, rubber coated … Continue reading

Arrest, checkpoints, Hebron District, Soldier Violence »

23 Sep 2013
Hebron Placed Under Lockdown After Shooting

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

Beit Ommar, Betlehem District, Hebron District »

2 Jun 2013
Month Report Newsletter

Month Report Newsletter
May-2013
On Friday the 3rd of May 2013, dozens of settlers from the settlement of Keryat Arba attacked Beit Omar. They accused the villagers of throwing stones at their cars on the main road that connects Jerusalem and Hebron which passes the entrance to the town of Beit Omar.
On Friday May 10th 2013 clashes broke out in the town of Beit Omar between the IOF and the people of the village. The violence began because the villagers demonstrated their continued solidarity with the prisoners under administrative detention in Israeli jails.
Twenty people were injured in a clashes in the town of Beit Omar between the IOF and the people of Beit Omar, including two head injuries and three other injures … Continue reading

Beit Ommar, Hebron District, Other »

31 May 2013
Large Gathering of Settlers and Soldiers on Route 60

On the 31th of May 2013, a dozens of settlers gathered at the entrance of Beit Omar, north of Hebron city under the protection of dozens of soldiers in order to occupy the land that they tried to occupy last Friday 24th of May; where a number of them were on the farmlands surrounding the entrance of the town.

The soldiers moved the farmers whom were working on their land & also they tried to stop people from filming what was happening.
A group of soldiers moved to the mount next to the town that the settlers want to occupy. The man who owned the land Ali Faris Sabarna, 65 years old was arrested earlier in the day. Because he … Continue reading

Beit Ommar, Betlehem District, Hebron District »

29 May 2013
Settlers erect tent on hill near Beit Omar

On 26th of May 2013, a group of settlers under the protection of Israeli military began to set up a number of tents in the eastern area of the town in Beit Omar. They proceeded to raise the israeli flag on the tents while the israeli forces were spread out in the surrounding area with a heavy presence on the main road (route 60). They closed off the main entrance of the town preventing people from moving in & out.
Soon clashes started at the main entrance of Karmi Tzur, the israeli forces started shooting tear gas, sound bombs & rubber rounds. Two people were arrested.

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Beit Ommar, Hebron District »

28 May 2013
May 24th 2013 Clashes

On friday the 24th of May 2013, clashes broke out near the cemetery at the entrance to the town of Beit Omar. Friday is the holiday in Palestine and clashes between israeli soldiers and the youth manifest weekly due to the presence & continual harassment from the soldiers. The israeli forces are always near the cemetery searching any person they so choose and their homes which has a detrimental effect on peoples daily lives. During the clashes israeli soldiers started to shoot tear gas, sound bombs and rubber bullets resulting in injuries. … Continue reading