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1 Jan 2011
Beit Ommar Demonstrators Met with Sound Bombs, Tear Gas

On Saturday, January 1st, 40 Palestinian villagers from Beit Ommar supported by several international solidarity activists, held their weekly demonstration against the nearby Israeli settlement of Karmei Tsur. As usual, Israeli Forces attempted to disperse the protesters using tear gas and sound bombs. Mousa Abu Maria, a member of the National Committee and the Palestine Solidarity Project, was injured after a sound bomb exploded on his leg, causing a bleeding gash.

At around 1pm as the activists were gathering, approximately ten soldiers occupied a Palestinian residence on the southern edge of the village, forcing the family to stay in one room while the soldiers took up position … Continue reading

Beit Ommar »

9 Dec 2010

Originally Published on Electronic Intifada
By Mousa Abu Maria

Palestinians in the occupied West Bank village of Beit Ommar are returning to older models of organizing against the Israeli occupation. These organizers are employing strategies of resistance made famous during the first intifada in order to overcome stagnation and division within Palestinian society. Despite numerous obstacles from Israeli repression and the increasingly heavy-handed policies of the Palestinian Authority, a new National Committee in Beit Ommar is making headway in building a grassroots initiative to expand on the foundations of popular struggle.

Building the popular struggle

Beit Ommar is a large village in the southern West Bank with a population of approximately 17,000 persons, most of whom make their living as farmers. Five Israeli … Continue reading