Category Archives: hate crime

Masked settlers bind & assault an Israeli solidarity activist

Via @Ta’ayush

27/09/2012

A solidarity activist was severly attacked while documenting the illegal constrcution works at Abigail oupost . The activist was attacked by three masked men who bound and blindfolded him while beating him up. The attackers stole his ID , cellphone and 2 cameras that were in his possesion.  The attackers read out loud his private information they obtained from him, and threatened to reach his home and harm his family.

Security forces present at the scene did not interevene to stop the attack.

The activist is currently filing a complaint at the local police station.

This attack marks an escalation in settlers’ violence towards Israeli left wing activists, while their actions of terrorism towards Palestinians are well known and documented yet mostly ignored by the global and local media and the Israeli security forces.

source: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151177051362138&set=a.397769212137.174214.779192137&type=1  (hebrew)

Palestinian farmers and @Taayush activists attacked by masked Settlers, 1 Palestinian arrested

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Ta’ayush activist @Molchansky reports IOF issued a closed military zone warrant to shepherds that attempted to lead their herds near  the Palestinian village  Jawayus and Mitzpe Yair outpost. The soldiers refused to answer  questions regarding the authority and identity of the IOF soldier who signed the warrant. During the issuing of the closed military warrants and the following debate with the soldiers ,  settlers verbally harassed the farmers and activists and hurled stones towards the herd. The soldiers attempted to arrest an activist and charge with insult of public official during his service. Later on, the settlers invaded the village of Jawayush with dogs and sent the assault dogs to attack the herds. During the settlers’ invasion to Jawayus, they  pushed and shoved local residents and took photographs of solar facilities. Palestinians and activists continued attempted to march from Tawany towards the designated ground of fire zone 918 (currently palestinian land under threat of confiscation). The settlers, accompanied by soldiers prevented the march and attempted to push the Palestinians and the activists back. One Palestinian was arrested during the action.8888

Masked settlers hurled stones with slingshots near Tuba, uninterrupted by the soldiers.  The following events were documented by active stills photographer.

view photos here  

Settlers vandalize a mosque south of Hebron

Residents of the village Amrish (near Dura) discovered racist graffiti on their mosque this just before dawn. The village is located only four kilometers from the settlement Atniel. Following the discovery, the IOF arrived and conducted a search of the area.

http://safa.ps/details/news/86986

and غزة الان on Facebook

Palestinian viciously assaulted by Jewish extremists in Jerusalem

Nasim Fathi Abu Ramouz (21) was at his place of work, in west Jerusalem, on Tuesday, when he was brutally attacked by four Jews, who beat him as they were shouting racial slurs. Abu Ramouz sustained multiple bruises all over his person, as well as a head injury that still causes him dizziness.

http://www.wafa.ps/arabic/index.php?action=detail&id=138310

Settlers vandalized church in Latroun

Settlers set fire to a wooden door and sprayed graffiti on a nearby wall: “Jesus is a monkey,” “Ramat Migron,” “Maoz Esther” (the latter two are names of outposts). One of the monks residing there discovered the fire on time and managed to put it out. The police’s assumption is that the assailants invaded the monastery from a nearby olive grove, where the fence is rather low.

Hebrew: http://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-4276791,00.html

Arabic: http://safa.ps/details/news/86385

Settlers threw stones on a bus, causing an accident

According to eyewitnesses, the settlers were standing around the main intersections on the road between Ramallah and Nablus, targeting vehicles wih PA license plates. A bus owned by the Tamimi bus company was thus stoned close to Burqa, causing the driver to lose control of the steering wheel and crash into another vehicle. Several passengers were injured and had to be taken to hospital for medical treatment.

Via عين على الحدث on Facebook

Soldiers assault young man near Jerusalem; break his leg

The soldiers assaulted Thaer Rabahi Muhammad ‘Awad (23) from Beit Ummar near the village al-Walajeh, on his way to Jerusalem. ‘Awad, who was with a group of Muslim worshippers on their way to al-Aqsa, were brutally attacked by two MAGAV (border patrol) soldiers, who threw ‘Awad from the nearby two-meter high fence. The soldiers continued to abuse him even after his right leg was broken. They forced him to crawl on his hands and knees a distance of 50 meters in order to humiliate him and ignored his painful pleas for medical help. Finally, palestinians who were at the scene called for an ambulance and ‘Awad was taken to a hospital in Beit Jala.

http://safa.ps/details/news/85237