Articles in the Politics Category

Arrest, Features, Hunger Strikers, Other, Politics »

7 Jun 2015
Khader Adnan in 'Critical Condition' as Hunger Strike Continues

Adnan, who staged one of the longest hunger strikes in history in 2012, is showing sharp weight loss and low heart rate as a result of his ongoing protest of being held in Israeli prison under administrative detention, PA offical Issa Qaraqe said. Adnan, a father of six children, was detained on July 8, 2014 and sentenced to administrative detention for the 10th time in his life. Palestinians held in administrative detention can be held without charge or trial for months or years, and are denied access to the evidence that led to their detention.

In an open letter released last month, Adnan wrote that … Continue reading

Beit Ommar, Direct Action, Farming, Features, Hebron District, Other, Politics »

25 May 2015
Campaign 2015 "Land Reclamation" Stopped by the Israeli Civil Administration

On Thursday, May 21, 2015

The name of the Land: “40 land” = ??? ????????.

The size of the land: 27 Dunums = 2.7 Hectares.

The location of the land: Near the Main Street (Road 60) and East of Karmi Tzur settlement. (In the middle of both).

Type of the land: Stood land, which means several families own it.

Name of the Project: Enhance Livelihood of Poor Families in Area C.

The Date of project started: On May 20, 215.

Expected length for the Project: 5 Months.

Number of Beneficiaries: More than 15 families.

Stages of work: three Stages.

Stage 1 include Building Retaining walls, install iron columns and putting the fence.

Stage 2 include Tillage the soil, Plant the land and establishing the pool.

However, planting trees will be on the … Continue reading

Al-Jab'a, Features, Hebron District, Other, Politics, Roadblock Removal »

25 May 2015
Status of the Village of Al Jab’a

Al Jab’a is a small village situated in central West Bank not far from the 1948 Green Line and is home to approximately 800 Palestinians. As the village is surrounded by multiple illegal Israeli settlements in the vicinity of Gush Etzion, the Palestinians of Al Jab’a must contend with an alarming amount of discrimination. This includes the confiscation of their land by the Israeli government, the destruction of their olive trees at the hands of Jewish settlers and more. Indeed, Israel’s policies towards the residents of Al Jaba are structured in such a way so as to encourage these Palestinians to give up and leave their homes and the surrounding area.

Israeli … Continue reading

Beit Ommar, Farming, Features, Hebron District, Other, Politics, Saffa, settlement expansion, Settler Attack, Settler Violence, Soldier Violence »

25 May 2015
Israeli Settlers Attack and Threaten Palestinians

On Saturday May 23 settlers from Beit Ayen settlement guarded by Israeli Army attacked the Palestinian houses near what so called “Israeli Farm” north of Beit Ummar. The Israeli farm is planted with many fruits including peaches, and the settlers claimed that there are Palestinian kids steal from this farm. So every 15 minutes a gang of settlers come to the farm, and if they see any Palestinians near it they will start shooting on him / her on sight.

They also came to the Palestinians houses near the farm in argument that, these houses must prevent anyone from stealing from this farm. … Continue reading

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

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

Direct Action, East Jerusalem, Features, Jerusalem District, Other, Politics, Soldier Violence »

25 May 2015
Palestinian Boy (10) Critically Injured by Rubber Bullet in Jerusalem

A Palestinian child was critically injured after Israeli forces shot him with a rubber-coated steel bullet near the Shufat refugee camp on Thursday, witnesses said. Yahiya Sami al-Amudi, 10, was walking near a checkpoint by the East Jerusalem refugee camp when he was shot by the bullet. He was taken to the Hadassa hospital in Ein Karem with a fractured skull, jaw, and left ear and had surgery to remove his left eye. Medics said he is in a critical condition. 

Direct Action, Features, Hebron District, House Demolitions, Other, Politics, settlement expansion, Settler Attack, Settler Violence, Soldier Violence, South Betlehem, Susiya »

17 May 2015
The Story of Khirbet Susiya

The Palestinian village of Khirbet Susiya has existed in the South Hebron Hills at least since the 1830s. Its residents have traditionally earned a living from shepherding and growing olive trees. In 1983, the Israeli settlement of Susiya was established near the village, on Palestinian land that had been declared state land by Israel. In 1986, about 25 families were living in Khirbet Susiya, in caves and structures. That year, the Civil Administration declared the village’s land an “archeological site”; the land was confiscated “for public purposes” and the Israeli military expelled its residents from their homes. Having no other option, the families relocated to other caves in the area and to flimsy wood frame shelters and tents … Continue reading

Apartheid Wall, Direct Action, Features, Other, Politics »

17 May 2015
Israeli Forces Spraying 'Skunk Water' at a Palestinian Child During Weekly Kafr Qaddum March

 Five-year-old Muhammad Riyad appears standing in front of Israeli forces wearing a Palestinian Keffiyeh before the forces begin chasing him with skunk water, the boy eventually falling to the ground. The foul-smelling liquid has been used by the Israeli military as a form of non-lethal crowd control since at least 2008 and can leave individuals and homes smelling like feces and garbage for weeks. Skunk water was developed by Israeli company Odortec Ltd. in conjunction with the Israel police and is generally sprayed from specially designed trucks up to a range of 30-40 meters, according to Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem. Israeli army spokesperson has reported that skunk contains “organic material and … Continue reading

Politics, ramallah district »

5 Oct 2013
Report on the Eighth International Conference of Bil'in Popular Resistance

(Quoting Ma’an News Agency)

Participants in the Eighth International Conference of Bil’in popular resistance that started yesterday and continued into Friday confirmed the importance of sustained popular resistance against the Israeli occupation.

The conference was attended by a number higher-level political Palestinian officials, including the Palestinian Prime Minister Dr. Rami Al Hamd Allah, the previous Prime Minister Dr. Salam Fayyad, Mahmoud Al Aloull-a member of the Central Committee of Fatah, the Governor of Ramallah/Al-Bireh Laila Ghannam, and several members of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Legislative Council, who were joined by representatives of the national and Islamic forces. Also present at the conference was European Union representative in Palestine John Gatt Rutter, numerous European … Continue reading

Beit Ommar, Hebron District, Night Raid, Other, Politics »

21 May 2013

On the 20th of May 2013 the Israeli occupation forces stormed Beit Ommar town and they were searching for something in the farm lands and houses using dogs and automatic machines “some of these house belongs to Jamal Hasan” the Israeli occupation forces were looking for his sons Rabe’ 17 years old and Malik 15 years that they are ex-prisoners and the house of Yaser Mohammad Zaqeeq looking for his son Ahmad 19 years old ex-prisoner, but the IOF didn’t find any of the youths.

The Israeli occupation forces gave these families reports to meet the Israeli intelligence at Gush Etzion, these families refused to take these reports. When the Israeli occupation forces finished searching in the houses they moved to … Continue reading