Articles in the Yatta Category

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30 Sep 2016
Israel’s Raging Pace of House Demolitions Throughout the West Bank

On August 9, the Palestinian village of Um Al Kheir in the South Hebron Hills have been targeting by the Israeli Civil Administration, which conducted the demolition of five homes. Early in the morning, the IDF invaded and surrounded the village and started the demolishing operation, which included 3 houses donated by the European Union. In total, the operation left 27 Palestinians homeless including 16 children. Moreover, according to witnesses, during the process of razing the homes, the IDF beat up and detained a Palestinian old man.

Unfortunately, it is not the first time that the village of Um Al Kheir has been targeted and attacked by the … 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

Arrest, Hebron District, Yatta »

27 May 2012
PSP Activists Join Building Project in Um Faqara

On Saturday, May 26th, 2012, locals together with more than 35 Palestinian, Israeli and international activists (from the USA, Canada, Britain, France, Italy, and Chile, amongst others) built a third single story prefabricated building in the village of Um Faqara (Al Mufaqara, South Hebron Hills). Most of the walls of the new house were finished. The event in Um Faqara has become a weekly occurrence following the erecting of a new mosque and a house in previous weeks. The construction of the three new structures was organized by the Popular Committee and activists with the aim of peacefully resisting the Israeli occupation by affirming the right to live of the … Continue reading

Features, Hebron District, Yatta »

9 Mar 2012
Funeral for Zakariah Jamal Abu Aram

On Friday, March 9th, 2012, the funeral took place for the martyr Zakariah Jamal Abu Aram, who was killed on Thursday by Israeli soldiers in Yatta (South Hebron hills). The Popular Peaceful Resistance Committee participated in the funeral to offer emotional support to the family and to coordinate activities in solidarity with both the family and the town to protest the crime. Over 30,000 people attended the funeral, chanting slogans calling for the reinforcement of peaceful resistance in Palestine. The Popular Committee of Yatta arranged and supervised the funeral for the unjust killing of Zakariah, who was about 20 years old. More than a funeral, it was also a protest … Continue reading

Features, Hebron District, Yatta »

8 Mar 2012

On Thursday, March 8th, 2012, a Palestinian resident of the southern West Bank, Zakariah Jamal Mohammad Abu Aram, was killed by Israeli soldiers. At approximately 4:30pm, over 100 Israeli soldiers entered the town of Yatta in an attempt to re-arrest Khaled Shawamra, one of the Palestinians who were released in the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange. People came out to block the street to prevent the soldiers from making the arrest, and the soldiers began shooting in the street and at the surrounding houses. Mohammad was shot and pronounced dead at the Abu al-Hasan al-Qasem Hospital. Many others were injured by rubber bullets and live ammunition, and at least one was taken into Israeli custody. Palestinian … Continue reading

Arrest, Beit Ommar, checkpoints, Yatta »

21 Jan 2012
Palestinian Activists Play Football During Protest Against Israeli Checkpoint

On Saturday January 21, 2012, the Popular Committee in Beit Ommar organized its weekly protest in coordination and cooperation with the Popular Committee of Yatta, the Palestine Women’s Struggle Committee, and supported by Israeli and international solidarity activists. The demonstration was held for the first time in from of the Tunnel checkpoint, along the road connecting the city of Hebron with Jerusalem. Tunnel and connecting road is prohibited for use by Palestinians, and is part of Israel’s wider apartheid infrastructure in the West Bank. About 90 people, a large number of them Palestinian women, arrived at the entrance to the tunnel and began playing football.


Additionally, demonstrators chanted against the occupation and waved flags. Among the demands issued … Continue reading

Direct Action, Other, Politics, Yatta »

7 Oct 2011
Yatta Demonstrates Against Land Theft

Friday October 7th: Following friday prayers, the popular Committee in Yatta led a demonstration against the theft of their land by Israel. Along with residents and land owners from Yatta, PSP joined Palestinians, Israeli and international activists, in walking to the demolished wells and houses belonging to inhabitants of Yatta.

As protesters marched through Yatta olive groves, the demonstration was halted by Israeli military forces, who attempted prevented the demonstrators from marching through their own fields.

In spite of this the demonstrators managed to pass through the olive grove, almost reaching a … Continue reading