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Israeli army kidnaps 7 Palestinians from southern West Bank village

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on August 31, 2009

The Israeli army kidnapped 7 Palestinian men during an overnight invasion of the village of Beit Ummar, close to Hebron in the southern West Bank, on Monday.

Source: http://www.imemc.org/article/61532

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Israeli soldiers detain busloads of schoolchildren for three hours

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on April 24, 2009

Upon returning from a trip to Ramallah and Jericho, Israeli soldiers halted the busses at the entrance to the town, ordering the children and teachers off the busses. The children were held for three hours before international human rights activists stationed in the village intervened. The presence of teachers and the children’s’ families also prevented the army from holding them longer.

Witnesses said the soldiers “abused and intimidated” their detainees.

For full article, visit http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=37324

Scores hurt in clash between Bat Ayin settlers, Palestinians

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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

Israeli soldiers physically abused a PRCS medical team during its humanitarian mission

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on April 6, 2009

When the PRCS ambulance reached the Beit Ummar junction, the Israeli soldiers stopped it and obliged the driver to step out of it. Without any provocation one of the soldiers hit the driver on the head using his weapon. The soldier said “what are you doing here in this time?” Another soldier forced the PRCS medic to get out of the ambulance and physically abused him. The medical team explained to the soldiers the urgency to reach the wounded. After 20 minutes had elapsed the soldiers allowed the ambulance to pass.

For full article, visit http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/MYAI-7QU5CX?OpenDocument&RSS20=02-P

Israeli forces detain severely disabled boy and his brother in Safa

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on April 4, 2009

Eyewitnesses said Israeli forces ransacked homes of Khalil Abu Dayya and arrested his 19-year-old son Muhammad, a severely disabled youth who requires near-constant care. Troops also arrested 21-yar-old Mahmoud and took both brothers to an unknown destination.

The Israeli military operations in Safa, and a second in Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, are ongoing.

For full article, visit http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=36862