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Bethlehem governor condemns Israeli attempts to prevent pope from visiting Refugee Camp

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on April 24, 2009

Israel’s attempts to prevent Pope Benedict XVI from visiting Aida Refugee Camp during his visit to Bethlehem are proof the country wants to hide its “repressive practices against Palestinians” from the Holy Father, Governor of Bethlehem Salah At-Ta’mari said Friday.

Israeli troops stormed Aida camp Thursday night and raided a meeting of the preparatory committee for the Papal visit. Committee members were harassed and questioned then informed that because the camp is in Area C – i.e. under Israeli civil and military control – that organizers must get a special permit to hold celebrations for the pope.

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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.

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Report: 101 Hebronites taken by Israeli troops during March; 361 since Jan 1

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on April 3, 2009

One-hundred and one Hebronites were taken by Israeli troops from their homes, shops and public streets during the month of March, the Palestinian Prisoners society said Friday.

In its monthly report the society noted that since the start of 2009, at least 361 individuals from Hebron were taken by Israeli troops. In February there were 91 detentions.

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Three Safa homes taken over as military posts; settlers decide not to retaliate after “axe attack”

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on April 3, 2009

In Safa village Israeli troops occupied three homes and declared them military posts. Several bulldozers blocked off entrances to the village, cutting it off totally from its lands and neighboring villages as the Israeli manhunt for the “axe attacker” continues.

Safa residents have lived under curfew for 24 hours as troops patrol the streets and raid homes. The residences of Ahmad Ismael Kokas, Ghazi Ahmad Ady, and Isam Ibrahim Ady have been taken over and at least six others suffered damage as troops burst through doors or smashed windows. Villagers say at least 28 have been detained and are being held in an unknown location.

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Israeli troops fencing northern area of Azzun village; preventing access

Posted in Apartheid Wall by beyondtheborder on March 31, 2009

Israeli troops began fencing in the northern side of Azun village, located east of Qalqiliya Tuesday morning, effectively separating the village from their agricultural lands.

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Israeli forces detain locals, confiscate mobile phones in Aqqaba village

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 26, 2009

Israeli troops confiscated mobile phones and detained four men in Aqqaba village south of Jenin before dawn Thursday morning.

Security sources said 13 Israeli military vehicles stormed the village and took 19-year-old Ra’fat Al-Masry, 30-year-old Mustafa Abu Ara, 27-year-old Muhammad Ghassan Abu Ghannam, and 20-year-old Muhammad Mahmoud Abu Ara.

Israeli radio reported Thursday morning that an Israeli raid on the village uncovered three explosives and “experts were sent in to dispose of the material.”