Monthly Archives: June 2012

Palestinian assaulted in Beit Shemesh

A 19 year old Palestinian  who has been living with his family in the Jewish town Beit Shemesh was attacled last night while out for a walk with a friend. As they were passing a public park, a group of inebriated Jewish men who knew him and his family, attacked him while using racial slurs. The victim reported one of them smashed a rock on his head, and then he collapsed to the ground, the rest kept kicking his head and jump on his entire body. His friend in the meantime managed to escape to call for assistance. The assault only ended when a passerby stopped his car and approached the assailants, who escaped. He then drove the victim – who by then was unconscious – to a local clinic, and from there he was taken to Hadassah ‘Ayn Karm in Jerusalem, where he was told he suffers from concussion. Upon his release from the hospital, the victim also filed charges at Beit Shemesh police department. No suspects have been apprehended so dar.


Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

By Sunny | 28 June 2012 | International Solidarity Movement, West Bank

On Sunday, June 24 in Aqaba, Muhammed and Nassa Al-Jabba received a demolition order by Israeli authorities demanding that they evacuate the premises of their home within the next 3 days. The Al-Jabba family have not evacuated the home as it is the sole residence for their family of 10 children. The Israeli military may arrive at any time to demolish the building in the Area C (Israeli civil and security control) village.

Muhammed Al-Jabbar holds a demolition order for his family’s home

Upon arriving in the village of Aqaba, International Solidarity Movement (ISM) volunteers spoke with the mayor, Haj Sami, an older man left wheelchair bound after suffering 3 gunshots from Israeli soldiers while working on his farm in 1971. He was only 16 years old at the time and fortunate to survive.

Haj Sami introduced ISM…

View original post 908 more words

IOF raids several towns and areas in the Hebron area

IOF raided the villages of Yata and Idhna this morning, and several more troops invaded and patrolled several neighbourhoods in he city of Hebron. In addition, the IOF set up checkpoints in Wadi Rishah near the entrance to Idhna, and inspected passing vehicles.

Settlers Cut down trees near al-Aqsa

The trees are located near the remains of the Umayyad Palace at the southern Wall of the old city. The settlers then placed the cut down trees in the nearest dumpster, which angered local Palestinian residents.

Stones hurled at settlers’s bus near Bethlehem

According to חדשות בזמן אמת – 24 שעות ביממה (on Facebook), stones were hurled at a settler’s bus near al-Khader, on highway 60, close to the settlements of Gush Etzion.

IOF arrested two in the Hebron area

In the village of Yata, south of Hebron, the IOF arrested Ahmed Moussa al-‘Adreh (18) during a raid and search at his home.

The IOF arrested Zaid Ahmed Basarweh (25) in the town of Idhna (west of Hebron) during a raid.

Two ‘Issayiyeh teens arrested for suspected arson

According to Ynet, the teens, 15 and 17, were arrested by Israeli police in suspicion of torching thorn fields near a military base and the Hadassah hospital on mount Scopus on numerous occasions. According to the police, one of the teens confessed and implicated the other. Both will be brought before a judge for a bail hearing today. The prosecution will demand they remain incarcerated until the investigation is completed.,7340,L-4248558,00.html

Update: The court extended the arrest of both teens by four more days. Their lawyer stated they deny the allegations.,7340,L-4248726,00.html

BREAKING: Settler shot a Palestinian near Jerusalem

The incident occurred at the entrance to the settlement of Ma’ale Edomim near Jerusalem. The settler – a security guard – claims a Palestinian tried to snatch his weapon, and that he shot him in ‘self defense.’ The Palestinian is critically injured, reportedly with a gunshot in his abdomen. He is now being treated by Magen David Adom. Police is at the scene.

UPDATE: the injured Palestinian is about 30 years of age. He is now being taken to the Hadassah ‘Ayn Karm ER. (via חדשות Live on Facebook)

Update 2: The injured Palestinian was taken to Sha’arey Tzedek hospital. According to Ynet, his conditioned has worsened and now is defined as unstable again.

Update 3: According to Ynet, the Palestinian allegedly attempted to run over a police offer.  The policeman claims the Palestinian’s car collided with the squad car, and when the officer exited his vehicle, the Palestinian tried to run him over. When the alleged attempt failed, the Palestinian man ran towards the guard and reportedly tried to snatch his weapon.




UPDATED The IOF arrested twelve overnight in the West Bank

According to the IOF spokesperson, the Israeli occupation army arrested six people overnight. However, Safa is reporting 12 people were in fact arrested.,7340,L-4247924,00.html

In Hebron, the IOF arrested three: ‘Adel Abu Baker (28), Shadi Muhammad Shahin (24) and his brother Karin Muhammad Shahin (36). The IOF also arrested the engineer Amin ‘Ashour (26) from Abu Sneina neighbourhood and Mahmoud Salhab (24), a graduate of the University of Hebron. In addition, the IOF erected checkpoint in the north entrance to Hebron and in the village of Ramadin, inspecting passing vehicles and passengers’ IDs.

The IOF also arrested Roumil ‘Asafirah, a student at Hebron University at his home in the village of Beit Kahil, north of the city. He is accuse of organizing and participating in ‘illegal’ political activity on campus. During the raid, ‘Asafirah was not at home. The soldiers called and instructed him to give himself up within three hours, since a large military force was already at his home and would remain there until his return. The IOF also summoned ‘Asafirah’s father and brothers to interrogations.

Also in Beit Kahil, the IOF arrested Wisam ‘Asafirah.

The IOF raided the village of Tuku’ east of Bethlehem, broke into the home of Salem Mussa Jibril, and arrested his 16 year old son, Hamza. They arrested another 16 year old boy, Ahmed Sawf ‘Abd al-Rahman Sabah.

In the Jenin area, the IOF conducted massive raids in Harthiyah, Yamoun and Kufr Ra’i, detaining two men for questioning, interrogating a former prisoner and arresting ‘Abd al-Rahman Mahmoud Sabih (22) from Kufr Ra’i. He was arrested at a military checkpoint in the area.

IOF is raiding Salfit right now