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Palestinian shot dead by residents after infiltrating settlement near Hebron

A knife-wielding Palestinian terrorist infiltrated a settlement south of Hebron on Friday morning, and was killed on the spot by residents before he could carry out an attack.

For full article, visit http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1079047.html

According to reports, the man entered the community with the intent of stabbing local residents.

Two residents who were on security duty confronted the man and questioned him as to his purpose there. In response, the man brandished a knife and attempted to stab them. After a short scuffle, the attacker was shot and killed by one of the men. One of the residents was reportedly very lightly wounded by the terrorist.

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Israeli settlers attack a Palestine Ambulance in Hebron old city

Posted in Beatings, Abuse and Killings, Medical Issues, Settler-Palestinian Clashes by beyondtheborder on April 12, 2009

The ambulance was moving a patient from the Hebron governmental hospital to her home in Ash-Shuhada Street when the attack occurred, Head of Ambulance and Emergency Services for the Red Crescent Abed Al-Haleem Al-Ja’afra said. The Israeli army was aware that the ambulance would be crossing the normally closed area, and had okayed the move.

For full article, visit http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=37054

Witnesses said that as soon as the ambulance arrived, the settlers attacked it with stones, they added that Israeli troops who were in the area did not stop the settlers and even protected them.

The Red Crescent Society added that the patient was moved to alocal hospital but still waiting an army permission to go back home.

For full article, visit http://www.imemc.org/article/59890

[Dispatches from Palestine] Soldiers invade and attack Beit Ommar

Excerpt from “Dispatches from Palestine” Blog:

I captured a video of the soldiers upon their retreat from Beit Ommar — when an Israeli soldier deliberately chucked a heavy sound grenade at the feet of a 4 year old boy.

For full blog entry, visit http://norabf.wordpress.com/2009/04/08/soldiers-invade-and-attack-beit-ommar-video-photos/

Scores hurt in clash between Bat Ayin settlers, Palestinians

Israeli Settlers

Israeli Settlers

The violence erupted when a group of settler youths began throwing stones at Palestinians on the outskirts of the village of Safa. The settlers had left a prayer service held on a nearby hilltop in memory of Shlomo Nativ, 16, who was killed by a axe-wielding Palestinian on Thursday.

For full article, visit http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1077351.html

The settlement is also the origin of a militia called the Bat Ayin Underground. The father of the 7-year-old victim of last week’s attack is Ofer Gamliel, who is serving a 15-year prison sentence for attempting to bomb a Palestinian girls’ school in Jerusalem in 2002. Two other men from the settlement were also jailed for the attempted attack.

For full article, visit http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=36968

15 residents were treated for gas inhalation as Israeli soldiers also attacked the residents instead of removing the settlers who initiated the attack.

Local sources reported that the settlers also stole sheep belonging to the residents of Safa.

Local mosques in Beit Ummar and Surif called on the residents to aid their brother in Safa, and hundreds of Palestinians rushed to the area.

Only then soldiers intervened to stop the settlers and ordered them to return to their illegal outposts.

For full article, visit http://www.imemc.org/article/59833