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Bethlehem, Beit Ommar, Almasara, and Aida refugee camp protest in solidarity with Gaza
The southern West Bank has erupted in protest over Israel's latest murderous attack on Gaza. The IDF in turn has used massive amounts of tear gas, beatings, rubber bullets, live ammunition, and arrests in an attempt to suppress dissent. Palestinians will not be deterred.
Sat, Nov 17, 2012
Protests in cooperation and coordination with south west bank committee
Israeli Occupation forces suppressed protests in solidarity with Gaza in south West Bank
A number of citizens in Beit Ommar town suffered suffocation after Friday prayers today, due to inhaling tear gas shot by occupation forces towards the protesters, during a peaceful protest in solidarity with Gaza.
The Israeli soldiers deliberately fired tear gas canisters at windows of citizens’ houses, which led to the escape of large number of citizens from their homes into the street to avoid suffocation from tear gas.
As well as the suppression of Almasara weekly protest and Aida refugee camp protest in solidarity with Gaza. Israeli occupation forces suppressed Almasara weekly protest that started from the village towards the expansion and annexation wall, the protest was attended by international solidarity activists.
The Israeli army used violence and force to break up the protest by preventing the protesters from reaching the main street, especially when they learned that other marches unannounced in Bethlehem. The activists managed to reach and block.
Sun, 18 Nov 2012 update
A protest in solidarity with Gaza in Beit Ommar organized by Palestinian Factions
Four citizens were injured (medium and minor injuries), during a protest in solidarity with Gaza organized by the political parties in the town of Beit Ummar.
The four injured citizens were sent to Hebron hospital to the emergency department for treatment, where treatment was provided to Sadiq Abu Maria (26 years) who was hit with a sound bomb in the belly, the child Hamza Ahmed Jibrin (15 years) who suffered from gas suffocation, the citizen Aramin (23 years), who suffered from bruises and contusions all over his body after he was beaten by Israeli soldiers, and Khaled Mohammed Saleh Abu Ayyash (38 years) who was hit by a tear gas canister in his left foot, during clashes in the town of Beit Ummar.
Arrests, 18/11/2012 2:00 am
Very early in Sunday morning, the citizen Ahmad Awad (20 years) was injured in his back after being shot by the fascist Israeli army, and then he was arrested and three others. Clashes broke out in the town between parents and Israeli soldiers. The Israeli army then started shooting tear gas canister in all directions and people in the neighborhood thrown stones in response to the Israeli army brutality. The clashes led to the injury of a number of citizens from suffocation due inhaling tear gas.
The Israeli soldiers raided several houses in the town arrested four citizens, Ahmed Mahmoud Abdel Aziz Awad (20 years) and his brother Mahmoud (23 years), Yusuf Abu Hashem (20 years) and Yusuf Ahmed Younes Alami (24 years).
Beit Ommar Popular Movement