Articles tagged with: occupation

Beit Ommar, Hebron District, Other, Soldier Violence »

15 Apr 2013

On Friday, April 12th, 2013, an 11-year old girl named Asisah Abu Maria was shot in Beit Salah, near Road 60. Soldiers entered the area and shot tear gas and rubber bullets. The girl was on the roof of her house and was shot with a steal-coated rubber bullet in her chest. She was taken to Hebron hospital and is now in good condition.

Beit Ommar, Direct Action, Hebron District, Other, Politics, Soldier Violence »

13 Apr 2013
Non-violent Activists Attacked by Soldiers Shooting Tear Gas

Today PSP, the Popular Committee of Beit Ommar and Youth Power of Palestine organised an action in the village of Beit Ommar. PSP and the Popular Committee have been organising weekly demonstrations for years.

The Palestinian, Israeli and International activists gathered outside of Karme Tzure settlement, south of the centre of Beit Ommar. The activists wanted to get as close to the fence to the settlement as possible, to demonstrate their right to walk on their own land.

As soon as the demonstrators had arrived in the area, the soldiers started shooting tear gas straight towards the non-violent … Continue reading

Beit Ommar, Farming, Hebron District, Other, Saffa, Settler Attack, Settler Violence »

13 Apr 2013

On the morning 10th of April Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian land in Saffa, a part of Beit Ommar village. Saffa often experience attacks like this. The settlers in question lives in the close by settlement called Bayt Ayin which is a part of the bigger Gush Eztion bloc. The settlers living in Bayt Ayin are known to be very aggressive and violent.

This morning the settlers cut olive trees in the Palestinian fields. They managed to cut dozens of trees. The land owner came to the scene and ended up being beaten by the settlers.

This incident was unfortunately not an isolated one. Both Palestinian land and people are attacked daily by settlers, throughout the West Bank.

Beit Ommar, Hebron District, Other, Settler Attack, Settler Violence »

13 Apr 2013

On the 9th of April 2013 a settler from the colony of Kiryat Arba in Hebron ran down Ala’ Alami, a 23 years old university student from Beit Ommar, and two young boys with his car. The settler ran over them just outside the entrance to Beit Ommar as he was driving towards Gush Etzion. After hitting the youths the driver drove off.

The wounded people were transported to Al Ahli hospital by a Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance for treatment.

This incident was not an isolated one, Palestinian people are both injured and killed by cars driven by settlers. At the entrance of Beit Ommar there are car attacks a couple of times a month. The settlers … Continue reading

Beit Ommar, Betlehem District »

31 Jan 2013
Beit Ommar Protest in Solidarity with Lubna Hanash

This Saturday’s weekly demonstration in Beit Ommar, which was once again attended by residents and Israeli activists who have been protesting against Israeli Occupation and Apartheid since 2008, had a special message against the arbitrary and illegal killings of Palestinian civilians. In particular, residents carried signs in support of Lubna Hanash, who was killed by Israeli soldiers who opened fire on her while she stood in front of the Aroub Agricultural College, just down the road from Beit Ommar.

The demonstration, which was held near one of the Israeli settlements built on Beit Ommar land-Karmei Tsur. Israeli soldiers immediately attacked the protesters, attempting to … Continue reading

Arrest, Beit Ommar, Hebron District, Night Raid, Other »

10 Nov 2012

On Wednesday 7th of November at 3 a.m. Israeli occupation forces raided the village of Beit Ommar. Approximately fifty soldiers arrived in five jeeps and one van to transport prisoners.

Two youth of Beit Ommar were arrested; Mutazem Ibrahim Ikhlayl (20) and Mohammed Nasser Ikhlayl (19). Both of them have been arrested before. The prisoners were taken to the military base in Gush Etzion.

In addition to these arrests, the soldiers went to the house of Emad Ahmed Khalil Abu Hashem (23). He lives together with his wife and two children. Emad was given an order to meet in Gush Eztion Monday 12th of November only ten days after … Continue reading

Betlehem District, Politics »

5 Nov 2012
Weekly Demonstration in Al Ma'sara: Blocking the Main Road

On Friday 2th of November Palestinian, Israeli and international activists gathered for a non-violent demonstration in the village of Al Ma’sara, Bethlehem district.

The popular committee of Al Ma’sara had decided to show resistance against the Israeli occupation by blocking the main road used by both colonists and Palestinians.

As the demonstrators marched in the direction of the main road heavily armed soldiers from the Israeli occupation forces blocked their path. The demonstrators brought out their message of resistance by chants, slogans and writing banners in the street in front of the soldiers.

Several activists managed to pass by the soldiers and they continued towards the main road. A group of … Continue reading

Beit Ommar, Hebron District »

4 Nov 2012
Weekly demonstration; Karmei Tsur and Lord Balfour

Saturday 3rd November

On the anniversary of the signing of the infamous Balfour Declaration, in which Great Britain approved the establishment of a Jewish homeland on Palestinian land – thus beginning the process whereby the Palestinian people, the indigenous inhabitants of the region, have been progressively displaced and removed – inhabitants of Beit Ommar, together with Israeli and international supporters, demonstrated in front of the colony of Karmei Tsur which is built on stolen Beit Ommar lands.

A line of heavily-armed Israeli Occupation Force soldiers and border police prevented the demonstrators from entering village farmlands several hundred metres short of the barbed … Continue reading

Beit Ommar, Hebron District »

4 Nov 2012

In the afternoon of Wednesday 30th October, at around 4.30 p.m., yet another resident of the village of Beit Ommar was hit by a car driven by an Israeli settler.

Hala Alif Abu Ayash, a thirteen year old schoolgirl was walking along the road verge near her home when she was struck by a car driven by a settler from the nearby Israeli colony of Karmei Tsur. The colony, built on stolen Beit Ommar land, has for years posed a violent threat to local residents, who have suffered from the aggressive tactics of the settlers.

Hala had left her home near Highway 60, the main route connecting Bethlehem to Al Khalil (Hebron) in the south, to buy chocolates for her younger siblings … Continue reading

Arrest, Beit Ommar, Hebron District, House Demolitions, Night Raid, Soldier Violence »

2 Nov 2012
A Mother’s Story

Mohammed, Khatab and Raneem had been missing their father while he was away from home. Now that he was home they finally had a rare chance to play games together, talk about the celebration of Eid, what they did at school and to eat a family dinner together. The children could go to bed with smiles on their faces. Their nice dreams abruptly turned into a nightmare.

In the early hours of Tuesday 30th October a contingent of over 100 Israeli soldiers surrounded the house of Waheed Abu Maria in the small farming village of Beit Ommar, south of Bethlehem.

Waheed is an activist who has spent lengthy periods in … Continue reading