Articles tagged with: Israeli Occupation Forces

Al-Jab'a »

21 Jun 2011
Roadblock in Al Jab'a replaced by Gate, Palestinians Still Shut Out

In 2002, Israeli military created the illegal roadblock to prevent the villagers of Surif and the villagers of Al Jab’a to commute back and forth by car. The roadblock consisted of dirt, large stones, at least five massive boulders, and more than nine 2-5 ton concrete slabs and blocks. Presently, Palestinians seeking to reach their village from the neighboring village are forced to approach the barrier by car, unload their goods and crops over the roadblock, and repack them into a car located on the other side of the barrier. While this restriction is extremely difficult to navigate, there are multiple other problems. The barrier … Continue reading

Beit Ommar »

21 Jun 2011
Tear Gas and Sound Bombs Thrown Down Main Street in Beit Ommar

At 2 pm on June 21, the Israeli military shot a few canisters of tear gas and sound bombs onto the main road several hundred meters past the entrance to Beit Ommar. One man fell to the ground from tear gas inhalation and everyone in the street ran up the road to escape the tear gas. An Israeli military jeep, one APC and about ten soldiers stopped at the entrance to Beit Ommar and a few soldiers walked further down the road. Many Beit Ommar residents had gathered earlier in the day for a funeral; Israeli soldiers often throw tear gas and … Continue reading

Beit Ommar »

20 Jun 2011
Israeli Soldiers Interrupt Funeral with Tear Gas, Close Entrance to Beit Ommar

On June 17, Israeli soldiers interrupted a funeral by throwing tear gas canisters all over the surrounding region. Eventually the tear gas started a fire near three homes and grape and olive fields. Several Beit Ommar residents and a fire truck with high-pressure hoses
spent over a half and hour working to put out the fire. The soldiers then closed the
entrance to Beit Ommar and did not allow anyone in or out of the village. When one Beit
Ommar resident tried to return home through the main entrance, a soldier screamed at
him and shoved a gun in the car window, threatening … Continue reading

Beit Ommar »

19 Jun 2011
2 Arrested, Several Injured in Beit Ommar Demonstration

On Saturday, 18th June 2011, around 50 Palestinian, Israeli, and international demonstrators staged a protest at the Israeli Karmei Tsur settlement. The purpose of the demonstration was to highlight the confiscation and restriction of access to land owned by Palestinian farmers in the village of Beit Ommar. The main contingent of the demonstration was stopped by the Israeli military, preventing access to the Palestinian farmland. A few demonstrators who approached separately were able to place several Palestinian flags atop the fence surrounding the settlement. These demonstrators were detained and escorted back to the area where the rest had been stopped by the military.

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