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Settlers and IDF Attempt to Steal Old Village Mosque, Beit Ommar, West Bank, Palestine, 12/18/10: video
by dave id
Friday Dec 24th, 2010 8:20 AM
Four days prior to the shooting of this video, on December 14th, 2010, thirty Israeli Defense Force soldiers and one settler from the Karmei Tsur settlement came to the old village mosque in Beit Ommar and declared that one half of it would now be for use by settlers in their Jewish prayers. The people of the village responded that if this were to be enforced then the IDF and the settlers would have a big fight on their hands. Neither the IDF nor any settlers have returned to this mosque since. Separately, settlers have also expressed interest in another old mosque in the area. Mousa Abu Maria of the Palestine Solidarity Project walks through the Beit Ommar mosque and explains:
(video 7:20)

photos from the mosque and 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

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

§more video from Beit Ommar on December 18th, 2010
by dave id Monday Jan 3rd, 2011 8:50 PM

Interview with Mousa Abu Maria, Beit Ommar, West Bank, Palestine, 12/18/10: video