Israel-Palestine News Compiler

Israeli violence sends one to hospital at Ni’lin anti-wall rally

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on April 24, 2009

Dozens choked on tear gas and four others were injured by rubber coated bullets when clashes erupted between Palestinian youth and Israeli soldiers in the village of Ni’lin during the weekly anti-wall protest Friday.

Residents at this week’s rally commemorated the death of Basem Ibrahim Abu Rahmeh, killed by a high-velocity tear-gas canister shot at his chest in Bil’in village’s anti-wall protest last week. They were matched by a dozen Israeli settlers marching on the opposite side of the wall.

For full article, visit http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=37346

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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

Soldiers shot a Palestinian who allegedly tried to snatch a soldier’s weapon

Posted in Beatings, Abuse and Killings by beyondtheborder on April 8, 2009

The Palestinian man was injured in his stomach and was moved to a hospital in the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

The army reported no injuries among the soldiers, and said that the incident took place while soldiers were operating in the village.

For full article, visit http://www.imemc.org/article/59845

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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

Boy in critical condition after shot in head by Israeli troops

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on April 4, 2009

The boy, 14-year-old Imad Ash-Shanti, was reportedly struck in the head.

Palestinian security sources told Ma’an that three Israeli armored vehicles invaded the southeastern section of Qalqiliya on Saturday, after which Palestinian youth threw stones and empty bottles at soldiers, who fired on them.

For full article, visit http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=36877

Demand Israel release child held without charge or trial

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 27, 2009

Hamdi al-Ta’mari was arrested for the first time from the family home in Bethlehem at 4:00am, on 25 July 2008. He was woken by the sound of Israeli soldiers banging on the front door.

Hamdi’s hands and feet were immediately tied and he was ordered to lie on the floor, as soldiers pointed their assault rifles and flashlights at him. While on the ground, a number of soldiers slapped, kicked and beat him with their assault rifles. His hands were tied so tightly that they began to swell. After 15 minutes, Hamdi was blindfolded and placed on the floor of a military vehicle.

For more, visit http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article10426.shtml