Articles tagged with: Gush Etzion

Beit Ommar, Hebron District, Night Raid »

11 Oct 2012

At 3 a.m. October 10th Israeli occupation forces entered the village of Beit Ommar and broke into the house of Jamil Al Alamy. The soldiers searched the family home and gave them an order for the son, Iyad Jamil Al Alamy, to meet at the military base in the colony of Gush Etzion. The son is 23 years old and he is currently studying at the Palestine Polytechnic University in Hebron.

The occupation forces also went to the Safa area in Beit Ommar and they gave the same kind of order to Abdelkader Akhalil (50), Waael Abdul Hamid Akhalil (42) and two other men living in the same area. In total, five orders were given out this night.

Night raids happen … Continue reading

Arrest, Beit Ommar, Child Arrests »

12 Sep 2011

Sunday 11th September: In the early hours of Sunday morning, at around 2am, Isreali military forces raided several houses in Beit Ommar, firing teargas and throwing concussion grenades.

Three houses were surrounded by dozens of soldiers, who arrested Munib Jahed, 17, university student Nadim Khalil, 21, and Fares Al-Owewy, 25.

All three are being held in Gush Etzion prison, where lawyers were able to visit them yesterday afternoon (Sunday).

All three reported that during their interrogation, they were repeatedly told to sign documents or give statements incriminating local Palestinian organisers, by claiming they encouraged children to throw stones. This is a tactic used repeatedly by the Israeli occupying forces, where children and youths are detained late at night, denied any sleep … Continue reading

Beit Ommar »

25 Apr 2011
Settlement Sewage Floods Beit Ommar Land, Again

On the night of Sunday, April 24th, settlers from the Gush Etzion settlement bloc opened a valve at a wastewater facility, flooding nearby Palestinian fields with untreated sewage. 10 acres of Palestinian farmland belonging to the Sabarneh family were flooded, soaking hundreds of grape vines and fruit trees in human waste and effectively destroying the crops. A field awaiting cultivation was similarly poisoned. Sewage water soaked into the ground, leaving thick mud that precluded any opportunity to dredge the sludge out with tractors or other heavy machinery.

This is not the first time that settlers from Gush Etzion have released raw sewage onto Beit Ommar land. Seventy-five dunams of land … Continue reading

Beit Ommar »

3 Jul 2010
Israeli Forces Demolish Fruit Stalls in Beit Ommar

Thursday, July 1, Israeli forces raided and destroyed several Palestinian structures along Route 60 in the West Bank. Privately owned greenhouses and fruit and vegetable stalls were among those demolished.

Three army Jeeps, in addition to police and private security were involved in the demolition.

Route 60 is one of the few highways in the West Bank which is used by both Palestinian residents and illegal Jewish settlers. The route is part of Area C, under full Israeli control, and Palestinians are therefore continually refused permission to build in the area.
This, while a massive new shopping mall was built just up the road, also on Route 60, at the entrance to … Continue reading