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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
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
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

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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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26 Jul 2015
Funeral of Man Killed by IDF in Beit Ommar Violenty Attacked

Even his funeral was attacked, The Funeral of Falah Abu Maria (52 years old) who was killed Thursday 23 July at 3:00 inside his house and in front of his family in cold blood by Zionist occupation forces. Zionist occupation forces again attacked the funeral with hundreds of tear gas canisters 300 meters before the cemetery, only few people succeeded to reach the cemetery and bury the martyr.

More than 12 citizens were shot by the fascist soldiers using live ammunition and rubber coated metal bullets in addition to hundreds who suffered tear gas suffocation. The fascist attack started today at 3:00am when terrorist Zionist occupation forces … Continue reading

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26 Jul 2015
BREAKING: Man from Beit Ommar Killed by IDF

Israeli forces killed Faleh Abu Maria, 50, in his home the morning of 23 July. At approximately 3am, dozens of Israeli soldiers attacked Saleh Abu Maria’s house. When he refused to open the door, they began shooting live ammunition. He was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at Al Ahli Hospital in Al Khalil/Hebron. He is survived by 9 children.


The funeral and a demonstration took place 24 July. See report on that event. Funerals in Beit Ommar for those killed by the Israeli military are often also violently attacked, with multiple young men killed at … 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 Apr 2015
Recently Released Beit Ommar Youth Mauled by IDF Dog Featured in Haaretz

From Haaretz:
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.
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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

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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