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Settlers attack, wound a Palestinian young man in Jerusalem

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on June 7, 2009

Resident Husam Al Za’tary, from Jerusalem, works at a bakery in West Jerusalem. He was attacked while waiting at a bus stop as he was heading back home.

He was approached by a group of young settlers who first insulted him for “being an Arab”, and then violently attacked him, and were even joined later on by another group of settlers, students of a Talmud School in the area.

For full article, visit http://www.imemc.org/article/60703

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Testimony: Settlers assault pregnant woman with sticks and stones, April ’09

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on April 25, 2009

Roqaya al-Hazalin, 23

Being pregnant, I couldn’t run fast. After about one hundred meters, the settlers caught me. One of them hit me in my right arm and left leg with his stick. The other settler threw a stone at me, which hit me in the left leg. Then one of them pushed me, and I fell onto some thorns. My arm and leg hurt a lot. When I fell, the two settlers left me and ran toward the farmers and other shepherds. I remained there, crying. I was in terrible pain.

After a few minutes, Amneh and Khadrah ran over to me and helped me get up. They lifted me up with the help of the children and laid me on the donkey that we had brought with us, and  returned me to the village. I was in such great pain that I thought my arm has been broken. I was still crying when we reached the village. An Israeli ambulance came and the medical team gave me first-aid. Then the Israeli police and two army jeeps of the Civil Administration arrived. I told them what happened. Around 11:00 A.M., a Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance came and took me to ‘Aliyah Government Hospital, in Hebron.

For full testimony, visit http://www.btselem.org/English/Testimonies/20090410_Settlers_assault_pregnang_woman_near_Um_al_Kheir_witness_al_Hazalin.asp

Masked settlers open fire on Palestinians at Nablus area school, six injured

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on April 24, 2009

Palestinian official responsible of the settlement file in the northern West Bank Ghassan Daghlas said the settlers, from Yitzhar, opened fire at the locals from 20 meters away. He called the incident a “clear and dangerous violation of the rights of the Palestinian residents on their lands.”

Shehada said the shooting was intentional and meant to cause injury. He explained that the intensity of the fire prevented him from leaving a home near the school where he was visiting family. “I couldn’t go and see how many wounded there were,” he said.

For full article, visit http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=37351