Articles tagged with: Arrest

Child Arrests, Farming, Features, Hebron District »

29 Sep 2012
Peaceful Weekly Demonstration Against Israeili Colonies in Front of Karmei Tsur.

A group of Palestinian, Israeli and international activists gathered to demonstrate peacefully in front of the colony Karmei Tsur Saturday, September 29. When they entered the fields in front of the settlement a large group of soldiers from the Israeli occupation forces were blocking the roads and the agricultural fields, claiming that it was a closed military zone. Even though they were more than a hundred meters from the fence and barb wire separating the protesters from the private Palestinian land stolen and annexed by Israel.

On the other side of the fence Israeli colonists gathered to witness the demonstration, further demonstrating to the Palestinians how the occupation treats Palestinians as second class citizens. Obstructed as they are from entering their … Continue reading

Arrest, Beit Ommar, Child Arrests, Features, Hebron District, Politics »

25 Sep 2012
Child from Beit Ommar Imprisoned for the Second Time this Year

During the night raid Monday 24th of September the Israeli occupation forces also raided the house of the Ramzy Al Alamy family in Beit Ommar.

Their 15 year old son, Hossein Ramzy Al Alamy, was arrested on March 31st 2012 when he was attending a peaceful demonstration in Beit Ommar. When he was released the judge told Hossein that if he was seen at a demonstration the next four years he would be jailed for seven months.

Monday 24th of September the occupation force wanted to arrest Hossein again. They accused him of participating in peaceful demonstrations next to the colony Karmei Tsur. The occupation forces … Continue reading

Arrest, Beit Ommar, Child Arrests, Features, Hebron District, Politics »

25 Sep 2012
Child and Youth Arrested During Night Raid

On Monday 24th of September two Beit Ommar residents, Mohammed Abu Hashem (16) and Tarik Abu Maria (18), were arrested in a night raid by the Israeli occupation forces.

Mohammed’s father, Ahmed Abu Hashem, got a call from a neighbour at 02.30 a.m. saying that about fifty soldiers were heading in the direction of Ahmed’s house. The force left the military vehicles in a close by street, possibly to make sure none of the family members got away. When the occupation forces came to Ahmed’s house they started cutting the fence.

Two high ranked officers supported by a group of soldiers approached the front of Abu Hashem’s family home, while the rest of the soldiers surrounded the house. The officers shouted at … Continue reading

Arrest, Beit Ommar, Child Arrests, Direct Action, Hebron District, Politics »

25 Sep 2012
Night Raids in Beit Ommar

Most of the arrests in Beit Ommar take place at night as Israeli occupation forces storm civil Palestinian homes to search and arrest children and young men.

The soldiers usually enter the village in large numbers with several jeeps and a prisoner truck. Not only do they storm the Palestinian homes in a violent manner, they also use shock grenades, smoke grenades and tear gas, waking up the surrounding neighborhood, leaving no doubt in the minds of the future generations that they grow up under occupation.

The usage of for instance tear gas in urban areas targets each and everyone in the area, in their homes, working as a collective punishment of the entire local community. Young children are especially traumatized during … Continue reading

Arrest, Beit Ommar, Child Arrests, Farming, Features, Hebron District, House Demolitions »

11 Sep 2012
Two Families Receive House Demolition Orders

On the 22. of August, 2012, Israel issued a demolition order to Jawad Awad and his wife Melal for their home and a water pool. Jawad and his family live in area C, witch constitutes more than 60% of the West Bank. Most constructions in area C face the threat of being demolished if it is newly built, expanded or just repaired; anything that Israel can see as an improvement. The possibility of getting a permit from the Israeli Occupation Authorities to build is nearly nonexistent, therefore most Palestinians go ahead and build without permission.

Despite the house being more than fifteen years old, only the top two floors are new, however, the demolition order is for the entire house and … Continue reading

Arrest, Beit Ommar, Features, Hebron District, Politics »

11 Sep 2012
Israeli Night Raid in Beit Ommar: Two Arrested

On Monday, 10th September, Israeli soldiers entered the village of Beit Ommar and raided Palestinian homes at 03.30 at night.

It was reported by local Palestinians that the Israeli occupation forces brought seven military jeeps and three big wagons for prisoner transport. The soldiers arrested two Palestinian youths; Ibrahem Mohammad Hussein Adi (age 19) and Mohammad Ayman Ikhleyal (age 18).

They were both arrested in their homes with their families as witnesses. Neither of them has been arrested before and the soldiers did not give any reason for the arrests or information about where the youths were taken.

Ibrahem is a university student and Mohammad is in school, but it is … Continue reading

Arrest, Beit Ommar, Child Arrests, Hebron District »

29 Aug 2012
Two Beit Ommar Youths Arrested in Night Raid

At 04:00AM on Tuesday, 28th August 2012, Israeli soldiers raided homes in Beit Ommar and arrested two Palestinian youths. The victims were Mohamed Awad, 13, and Moayad Al Teer, 19. Witnesses report that six military jeeps took part in the raids, in which the boys were taken to an unknown location. Both boys are students, one still in school and the other at university. Awad, despite his extremely young age, has already spent time in prison after an arrest earlier this year. He was jailed for one month and made to pay a fine of 2000 shekels ($500) before his release. Minors are commonly taken by … Continue reading

Arrest, Beit Ommar, Features »

29 Aug 2012
Children in Israeli Prisons Facing an Uncertain Future

On March 7, 2012, 15-year-old Zain Hisham Abu Maria was brutally arrested during a night raid, around 3.30 a.m. Soldiers grabbed him by his feet and hands while he was still in his bed, took him out, and blindfolded and arrested him. Now, nearly six months later, he is still in prison, accused of throwing stones. Zain has been told by the Judge that he is facing four years in prison. His next court meeting is scheduled to take place next week.

Zain is said to be a clever student. His fellow classmates keep a picture of him on his desk as a memory of their classmate who should be at … Continue reading

Arrest, Beit Ommar, Hebron District »

23 Aug 2012
Profile: Ahmed Abu Hashem

Ahmed Abu Hashem is an institution of political activism in Beit Ommar. For quarter of a century he has been a thorn in the side of the occupation and, in the dying days of the second intifada, was one of the early members of the embryonic organisation which would become the Popular Committee.

Ahmed was born in 1967, only months before the Six Day War and subsequent occupation of his homeland. As he grew up, so too did the settlements being established on Palestinian land; a development which took a destructive toll on Ahmed’s family. His father was shot and wounded by Israeli forces and his mother, tragically, was … Continue reading

Arrest, Beit Ommar, Child Arrests, Features, Hebron District »

23 Aug 2012
Profiles of Child Arrests in Beit Ommar

In 2011, tens of children from the village of Beit Ommar were arrested and imprisoned by Israeli forces. These children, all under the age of eighteen, were usually snatched from their homes in midnight raids by the IDF in terrifying circumstances, intended to provoke fear in the children and their families. Here we will examine the cases of three such children who were taken in circumstances such as these.

Mohammed Yousef Awad was arrested on April 1st, 2011. Soldiers smashed the doors and windows of his family home and threw tear gas canisters in. Through loud-hailers they ordered the inhabitants out into the night and, when Mohammed emerged, they beat him, bound his hands and blindfolded him, before taking him away … Continue reading