Articles in the Soldier Violence Category

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

Arrest, Bail, Beit Ommar, Hebron District, Night Raid, Soldier Violence »

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

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

ramallah district, Soldier Violence »

2 Dec 2013
Thousands Mourn Child Shot Dead by Israeli Sniper in al-Jalazun

From Ma’an News Agency:

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Thousands of mourners turned out on Sunday for the burial of Wajih Wajdi al-Ramahi, a 14-year-old Palestinian boy who was shot dead by Israeli forces near al-Jalazun refugee camp while he was walking home from school on Saturday.

Al-Ramahi was shot with live bullets in the back by an Israeli sniper from a watchtower in the nearby settlement of Bet El.

Following an autopsy on his body at the Institute of Forensic Medicine at the Al-Quds University in nearby Abu Dis, his corpse arrived in al-Jalazun refugee camp, where al-Ramahi lived before his life was cut short.

At the refugee camp, his body was met by thousands of mourners. The young boy’s body was carried on … Continue reading

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

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

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

Arrest, Beit Ommar, Child Arrests, Night Raid, Soldier Violence »

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

Beit Ommar, Hebron District, Other, Politics, Soldier Violence »

15 May 2013
Night Raid in Beit Ommar

On the 13th of May 2013 at 3:30am, a military force about fourteen soldiers stormed the area of Abu Hashem’s family, they searched the area by dogs for more one hour, after that the moved to the down town, while they moving before trapping the house of the former Mayor Nasri Sabarna they were shooting fire, tear gas and sound bombs.

Where some of the soldiers climbed some nearby rooftops overlooking the home of Nasri Sabarna, after that the IOF and the Israeli intelligence stormed the house of Mr. Nasri, they start searching the house and outside the house, the children were crying, the women were screaming.

The Israeli officer start asking many questions for Nasri and his son Yousef, the officer … Continue reading