Articles in the Soldier Violence Category

Arrest, Beit Ommar, Hebron District, House Demolitions, Night Raid, Soldier Violence »

31 Oct 2012
Occupation Forces Demolish Parts of a House During Night Raid

On Tuesday 30th of October at 1.30 a.m. Israeli occupation forces invaded the village of Beit Ommar. One hundred soldiers with ten jeeps and a bulldozer laid siege to the home of Waheed Abu Maria.

When the occupation forces arrived, they fired live ammunition, sound grenades and tear gas at the house of Waheed and the neighborhood. The tear gas got into the surrounding houses where children were trying to sleep.

Waheed’s brother, Falah, heard the shooting and he rushed to the location. He tried to negotiate with the soldiers and suggested that his brother could come … Continue reading

Beit Ommar, Hebron District, Soldier Violence »

17 Oct 2012
Palestinian Youth Beaten and Injured by Israeli Soldiers

On Monday 15th of October at 8 p.m. Ashraf Izzet Sabarna (19) walked, along with his sisters, from the village of Beit Ommar in the direction of their family home close to the Jerusalem-Hebron Road. When they passed the Israeli military tower at the entrance of Beit Ommar several soldiers from the Israeli occupation forces started to verbally harass Ashraf’s sisters.

When Ashraf reacted to this and asked the soldiers why they behaved like they did five soldiers attacked him. They kicked and beat him with weapons. Several residents of Beit Ommar were witnesses to the assault. Ashraf was sent to the hospital with a broken foot.

Soldier violence is not … Continue reading

Beit Ommar, Hebron District, Soldier Violence »

14 Oct 2012
Activist Injured in Demonstration

On Saturday, October 13th, 2012 Palestinian, Israeli and international activists marched to protest in front of the colony Karmei Tzur in a weekly demonstration. Also former hunger striker Tha’er Halahla participated in the protest.

This week the main message was directed against the recent increase in colonist’s harassment of Palestinian farmers cultivating their land. In addition the activists protested against the terrorizing of the village of Beit Ommar conducted by the Israeli occupation forces in night raids, often to arrest children.

The Israeli occupation forces lined up and tried to stop the residents of Beit Ommar, accompanied by Israeli and International activist, from marching into their own land. The demonstrators refused to accept this and kept on walking around the soldiers blocking … Continue reading

Beit Ommar, Hebron District, Soldier Violence »

11 Oct 2012
Occupation Forces Attack Funeral Procession in Beit Ommar

On 10th of October a funeral procession burying the late Ihmid Abu Maria was attacked by Israeli soldiers. The cemetery in the village has been closed off by the Israelis for years. Large, heavy stones are partly blocking the entrance to the burial site.

As the mourners, this morning, tried to enter the cemetery occupation soldiers attacked the civilians with tear gas, sound grenades and rubber bullets. Some of the people were suffocating from inhaling gas.

These acts by the occupation forces are an attempt to limit the number of people participating in funerals. The Israelis partly succeed in this as people with heart diseases and people suffering from other kind of health problems no longer participate in funerals due … Continue reading

Beit Ommar, Betlehem District, Features, Soldier Violence »

9 Oct 2012
Man from Beit Ommar Shot on His Way to Work

Israeli occupation forces dressed in civilian clothes were chasing a Palestinian, Saqar Husain al-Alami, and shot him as he tried to go to work in Gilo, an Israeli colony about 4 p.m. on Monday, October 8th.

The 26 year old Palestinian from Beit Ommar was shot by undercover soldiers with live ammunition while he was on his way to work, wounding his left arm says Ahmed Abu Hashem. Al-Alami was taken to Beit Jala Governmental Hospital where his injuries were described as medium severe.

Beit Ommar, Features, Hebron District, Soldier Violence »

12 Sep 2012

Palestinian Minor Injured by Israeli Soldier in Demonstration

The weekly demonstration against the Israeli occupation in Beit Ommar was held on Saturday, 8th of September in front of the Israeli colony Karmei Tzur. When the activists were about to leave the area a soldier kicked Hamza Abu Hashem (age 14). Hamza fell over and his leg was injured. He was taken to the hospital right after the demonstration.