Articles tagged with: Army

Beit Ommar, Direct Action, Features, Hebron District, House Demolitions, Other, Politics, settlement expansion, Soldier Violence, Susiya, Yatta »

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

Beit Ommar, Farming, Features, Hebron District, Other, Politics, settlement expansion »

30 Sep 2016
Water Shortages in the West Bank: Another Form of Apartheid 

Water is a precious commodity and is essential to the life of every human beings. Water is so sacred in the daily life and in the environment of all people that the United Nations General Assembly recognized it as a fundamental right in 2010. However, the Right of Water for Palestinians is constantly violate by the Israeli policies and laws.

In the Occupied Territories, the scarcity of water is a recurent issue, which put hundreds of thousand people at risk, especially during the summer heatwaves. Although the shortages of water is not new for Palestinians, they are representative of the discrimitative polices of the Israeli government towards them. It … Continue reading

Arrest, Beit Ommar, checkpoints, Child Arrests, Direct Action, Features, Hebron District, Other, Politics, Soldier Violence »

29 Sep 2016
4 August 2016: Improvised IDF Checkpoint in Beit Ommar

Since the event in Surif of last week, the IDF has decided to conduct various aggressive operations in the town of Beit Ommar, such as the setting of checkpoints, house searches, which led to several arrests of people including minors.

This morning (August 4th), six army jeeps improvised a checkpoint in Beit Ommar at the crossroad leading to Surif and Safaha, a strategic place that the IDF likes to control. According to witnesses, the operation was limited to some house searches and control of IDs. Since the demolition of the house in Surif last week, the presence of the army in Beit Ommar has intensified … Continue reading

Arrest, Direct Action, Features, Hebron District, House Demolitions, Night Raid, Other, Politics, Soldier Violence »

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

Apartheid Wall, Arrest, Betlehem, Betlehem District, Direct Action, Features, Other, Politics, Soldier Violence »

4 Sep 2015
Beit Jala Protest Against the Apartheid Wall

For the second week running Beit Jala marched in protest at the building of Israel’s annexation wall through Palestinian land. Israeli soldiers responded with powerful tear gas and stun grenades.

The Israeli military was waiting as the 200-strong group of men, women and children gathered in the Christian village next to Bethlehem. While a Jerusalem member of the clergy was speaking to TV crews and cameras, soldiers were occupying the roof of a Palestinian home – opposite builders trying to work at the top of a nearby house.

Soldiers fired tear gas as soon as the march began. Several people were treated at the scene for breathing … Continue reading

Apartheid Wall, Betlehem, Betlehem District, Farming, Features, Other, Politics, settlement expansion »

18 Aug 2015
Building of the Apartheid Wall Continues: Israeli Destruction of Ancient Olive Trees

This morning the Israeli bulldozers, supported and protected by a big group of Israeli soldiers, destroyed and uprooted some 100 Roman Olive Trees in the area of Bir Owneh/ Wad Ahmad in the west of Bethlehem city. The attacked land, which belongs to 5 Palestinian families from Beit Jala town, is about 30 dunums planted with very ancient olive trees. The purpose of the attack is to continue the construction of the Apartheid wall in that area, and seize more land to be added to the Israeli colony (settlement) of ‘Gilo’.  Continue reading

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

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

Arrest, Features, Other, Politics, Qalandiya, ramallah district, Soldier Violence »

30 Jul 2015
18 Year Old Shot Dead by IOF in Qalandia Refugee Camp

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) Monday morning have shot dead Mohammed Abu Lateefa (18) during Israeli raid on Qalandia refugee camp near Ramallah. Israeli police said the IOF broke into Qalandia camp near to arrest two Palestinians, raiding houses. The Israeli border police forces opened fire at Abu Lateefa as he was running away across a roof. The martyr’s body was detained for a full hour before IOF finally handed it to the family. 

Arrest, Beit Ommar, Direct Action, Features, Hebron District, Night Raid, Other, Politics, Soldier Violence »

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

Beit Ommar, Direct Action, Features, Hebron District, Night Raid, Other, Politics, Soldier Violence »

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