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Arrest, Beit Ommar, checkpoints, Child Arrests, Direct Action, Farming, Features, Hebron District, House Demolitions, Night Raid, Other, Politics, settlement expansion, Settler Attack, Settler Violence, Soldier Violence »
Beit Ommar is a small town (population 18,000) located in the Hebron District of the occupied West Bank, approximately 11kms north of the city of Hebron. Israeli forces occupied the town in 1967, and since then, residents have suffered from the pressures of the occupation. The main road leading into the village has a permanent watchtower guarded by the Israeli military.
Despite the oppressive presence of an occupying army, Beit Ommar villagers have a strong history of popular resistance, with active participation from the area during both the first and second intifadas. Today, Beit Ommar is famous for its regular demonstrations and its ongoing resistance.
The settlements surrounding Beit Ommar
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Features, Other, Politics, settlement expansion »
At the end of July, representatives of the Palestinian Authority announced their intentions to sue the British government over the Balfour Declaration. Although there is legitimacy in the PA’s claim, there is much to wonder about the seriousness of Mahmoud Abbas and its followers to pursue the threat vis-à-vis the British government. The statement of suing the British government has been done at the last annual Arab League’ s summit in Nouakchott (Mauritanian) by the PA’s foreign minister Riyad Al-Makyi, who asked “the secretariat-general of the Arab League to help us bring a case against the British government for issuing the Balfour Declaration, which resulted in the Palestinian Nakba”. The responsibility of the British regarding the demise of the … Continue reading
Beit Ommar, Direct Action, Features, Hebron District, House Demolitions, Other, Politics, settlement expansion, Soldier Violence, Susiya, Yatta »
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
Arrest, Beit Ommar, Child Arrests, Features, Hebron District, Night Raid, Other, Politics, Soldier Violence »
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, checkpoints, Hebron District, Soldier Violence »
HEBRON (Ma’an) — Israeli forces placed Hebron under a complete lockdown, causing traffic delays, after an Israeli was shot and killed in the West Bank city hours earlier.
Israeli soldiers closed the entrances and raided houses on Tariq Bin Ziyad and Jawhar streets, a Ma’an reporter said.
Soldiers forced males out of some homes at gunpoint and assembled them at a junction on Tariq Bin Ziyad street.
Near the junction, Israeli soldiers were also holding up an ambulance that was taking a woman in labor to hospital, a medic said.
The medic said that the woman was about to give birth but the soldiers refused to let the ambulance … Continue reading
Beit Ommar, Hebron District, Other, Politics, Soldier Violence »
On the afternoon of April 19th violent clashes erupted between Beit Ommar youth and the Israeli Occupation Forces. The clashes took place close to the central market and the cemetery in the village of Beit Ommar and lasted for several hours.
The soldiers shot a lot of tear gas leaving dozens of people suffocating. The IOF also used rubber bullets and several people were injured because they were shot. Two persons were brought to the hospital with serious injuries; one person shot in his neck and the other person was shot in the hand that left him with a broken bone. The Israeli Occupation Forces even tried to prevent … Continue reading
Arrest, Beit Ommar, Child Arrests »
Last night, at 2:30am (Monday, June 11th, 2012), Israeli Occupation Forces based in the illegal settlement of Karmei Tsur raided several houses in Beit Ommar, arresting two children.
Hamouda Jamal Abu Hashim, aged 13, and Malik Jawad Za’aqiq, aged 15, were arrested from their homes by Israeli soldiers, who fired live ammunition, tear gas, and sound bombs during the assault on the town.
Hamouda has since been released, after being subjected to intimidation and interrogated in the early hours of the morning, a tactic widely used by the Israeli military which has recently drawn the anger of several human rights groups. At the time of writing, Malik remains in detention.
Arresting and detaining minors – often without charge – … Continue reading
Arrest, Beit Ommar, Hebron District, Politics »
On May 8th, 2012, multiple demonstrations were held in Hebron, Beit Ommar and surrounding villages in solidarity with the prisoners on hunger strike.
In Hebron, students from the Hebron district came together and marched in the center of town. Close to one thousand people were present with posters and flags, and youth from all the surrounding areas were present in the march.
In Beit Ommar, Israeli soldiers entered the town in the afternoon and occupied several people’s homes, firing teargas and rubber-coated bullets at the children in the street. In the evening, villagers marched in the town supporting Bilal Diab and Thaer Halahla. … Continue reading
Apartheid Wall, Arrest, Beit Ommar, Betlehem, Betlehem District, checkpoints, Direct Action, Features, Gaza, Hebron District, Jerusalem District, Politics »
Today, March 30th, 2012, demonstrations took place all over Palestine commemorating Land Day. On March 30, 1976, thousands of Palestinians gathered to protest Israeli government plans to confiscate 60,000 dunams of Arab-owned land in the Galilee. Israeli forces killed six Palestinians that day, and wounded and jailed hundreds. Palestinians continue to mark this day to protest the ongoing expropriation of Palestinian land.
In Beit Ommar, a peaceful demonstration took place at the entrance of the town, which is located on Route 60. Before reaching the gates of the town, which were closed by the Israeli military to keep people from … Continue reading
Beit Ommar, Hebron District, Other, Settler Violence »
On November 9th, 2011 at around 1:30pm, Palestinian residents of Beit Ommar were harassed by a group of settlers accompanied by Israeli soldiers. The attack occurred in an area of the village not far from the illegal settlement of Bat Ayn, one of the most ideologically colonialist and dangerous settlements in the West Bank.
The Israeli soldiers accompanied the settlers on the back roads towards Beit Ommar, only a few kilometers from the settlement. The settlers then proceeded to set fire to three Palestinian cars, and two of them were totally … Continue reading