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Interview with Mousa Abu Maria, Beit Ommar, West Bank, Palestine, 12/18/10: video
Mousa Abu Maria of the Palestine Solidarity Project discusses the situation in Beit Ommar. Beit Ommar is a village located in the West Bank about half way between Bethlehem and Hebron. It is currently surrounded by six Israeli settlements. Since 2006 there have been demonstrations organized by the Palestine Solidarity Project against the settlements to protest the the ongoing physical abuse and harassment of Palestinian residents of the village and the loss of their farm land and orchards as a result of the expanding settlements. The Palestine Solidarity Project brings Israelis and internationals to see the truth of what is happening to the Palestinian people and to join the resistance.
photos the settlement demonstration earlier in the day:
Beit Ommar Settlement Protest 12/18/2010
Beit Ommar Protest Against Karmei Tsur Settlement, West Bank, Palestine, 12/18/10: video
Settlers and IDF Attempt to Steal Old Village Mosque, Beit Ommar, West Bank, Palestine, 12/18/10: video
Just yesterday, on December 23rd, the IDF continued its harassment of the people of Beit Ommar by invading the home of Ibrahim Abu Maria, member of the National Committee of Beit Ommar, and assaulting his wife. The IDF then proceeded to fire tear gas near a wedding party for over an hour.
Israeli Military Attacks Women, Children, Wedding During Beit Ommar Invasion
Palestine Solidarity Project
Palestine: Beit Ommar returns to its roots
[December 7th, 2010 article by Mousa Abu Maria for the Electronic Intifada]