Articles tagged with: political prisoners

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30 Sep 2016
Beit Ommar: a Palestinian Town Constantly Fighting the Israeli Occupation

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
Settlement expansion … Continue reading

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30 Sep 2016
IDF ‘s Favorite Targets of Choice: Children and Young People

In the night of the 15th August to 16th August, the Israeli army has conducted a new operation in the center of Beit Ommar. The incursion of the IDF happened around two o’clock in the morning, during which it burst into several homes, terrorized families and arrested young people – Hmza Abo Hasham (18 years old) and Rashed Adel Salbey, student at the Hebron University (18 years old).

During this operation, the IDF had made it presence noticeable for the whole town by shooting tears gazes and stun grenades as well as rubber bullet. The operation lasted four hours and the army snatched the two … Continue reading

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29 Sep 2016
4 August 2016: Improvised IDF Checkpoint in Beit Ommar

Since the event in Surif of last week, the IDF has decided to conduct various aggressive operations in the town of Beit Ommar, such as the setting of checkpoints, house searches, which led to several arrests of people including minors.

This morning (August 4th), six army jeeps improvised a checkpoint in Beit Ommar at the crossroad leading to Surif and Safaha, a strategic place that the IDF likes to control. According to witnesses, the operation was limited to some house searches and control of IDs. Since the demolition of the house in Surif last week, the presence of the army in Beit Ommar has intensified … Continue reading

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4 Sep 2015
Beit Jala Protest Against the Apartheid Wall

For the second week running Beit Jala marched in protest at the building of Israel’s annexation wall through Palestinian land. Israeli soldiers responded with powerful tear gas and stun grenades.

The Israeli military was waiting as the 200-strong group of men, women and children gathered in the Christian village next to Bethlehem. While a Jerusalem member of the clergy was speaking to TV crews and cameras, soldiers were occupying the roof of a Palestinian home – opposite builders trying to work at the top of a nearby house.

Soldiers fired tear gas as soon as the march began. Several people were treated at the scene for breathing … Continue reading

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16 Aug 2015
Hunger Striker Muhammad Allan in Serious Condition

Muhammad Allan continues to struggle for his life and his freedom as pressure in Palestine and globally is mounting for his release after he fell into a coma and was placed on life support in the early morning of 14 August. When Allan’s mother exited her son’s hospital room on Friday, she told reporters that “my son is dying,” reported the Electronic Intifada. Allan’s worsening condition came following a rejection on Thursday of a request for his medical release. The Electronic Intifada noted that Ha’aretz had reported that the Israeli state “fears that such a move could encourage administrative detainees to follow Allan’s lead, especially after seven Palestinian … Continue reading

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16 Aug 2015
Another Night Raid in Beit Ommar

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

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26 Jul 2015
Funeral of Man Killed by IDF in Beit Ommar Violenty Attacked

Even his funeral was attacked, The Funeral of Falah Abu Maria (52 years old) who was killed Thursday 23 July at 3:00 inside his house and in front of his family in cold blood by Zionist occupation forces. Zionist occupation forces again attacked the funeral with hundreds of tear gas canisters 300 meters before the cemetery, only few people succeeded to reach the cemetery and bury the martyr.

More than 12 citizens were shot by the fascist soldiers using live ammunition and rubber coated metal bullets in addition to hundreds who suffered tear gas suffocation. The fascist attack started today at 3:00am when terrorist Zionist occupation forces … Continue reading

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7 Jun 2015
Khader Adnan in 'Critical Condition' as Hunger Strike Continues

Adnan, who staged one of the longest hunger strikes in history in 2012, is showing sharp weight loss and low heart rate as a result of his ongoing protest of being held in Israeli prison under administrative detention, PA offical Issa Qaraqe said. Adnan, a father of six children, was detained on July 8, 2014 and sentenced to administrative detention for the 10th time in his life. Palestinians held in administrative detention can be held without charge or trial for months or years, and are denied access to the evidence that led to their detention.

In an open letter released last month, Adnan wrote that … Continue reading

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25 May 2015
The IDF Raids Beit Ommar at Night

Time: Approximately 12:00 AM Sat May 23rd

Two jeeps and one large car and a large group of soldiers made an incursion into Beit Ummar tonight. In the beginning they were stopped near Mousa Maria’s house. He was sleeping when he started to hear shouts, noises. He woke up as he heard a soldier punch the door. Opening the window Mousa then heard the sound of the jeeps. He made his way to the roof of his home, where he saw soldiers positioned in front of the main door of his house. After that he called someone from … Continue reading

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10 Apr 2015
Recently Released Beit Ommar Youth Mauled by IDF Dog Featured in Haaretz

From Haaretz:
Palestinian boy is free from jail, but not from nightmares
Hamzeh Abu Hashem, who was wounded by dogs from the IDF canine unit, is finally free from prison. We met a broken and shaken boy.
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This teenager needs psychological therapy. He stares at the floor, grimaces when asked to relate what happened to him a few months ago, and doesn’t sleep at night. His parents are aware of his situation. But there’s no one to help him, much less pay for any … Continue reading