Beit Ommar

Blog linked to Israeli army calls for murder of Palestinian children

“He should have been shot and killed already,” Israeli army-linked blogger says of Palestinian child arrested four times.

Podcast: Youth in West Bank village under constant attacks by Israeli army, settlers

Mousa Abu Maria talks about the Israeli army’s expanding arrests and detentions of children from Beit Ommar.

The Month in Pictures: May 2012

4 June 2012
A monthly roundup of photographs documenting Palestine, Palestinian life, politics and culture, and international solidarity with Palestine.

Video: Heavily-armed Israeli soldiers seize three children in West Bank night raid

A video shows heavily-armed Israeli soldiers seizing three children from their home in the middle of the night in the West Bank village of Beit Ommar, a horrible routine that is part of a systematic campaign against the village’s children.

Report on routine detention of children in Beit Ommar

A new report by Defense for Children International - Palestine section highlights the Israeli military’s routine arrests and detentions of children specifically in the village of Beit Ommar.

Interview: Ex-prisoner reflects on friendship with Khader Adnan and his hunger strike for justice

Bekah Wolf
9 February 2012
Popular resistance leader Mousa Abu Maria shared an Israeli prison cell with Khader Adnan, now completing his 55th day of hunger strike. Abu Maria recalls Adnan’s leadership in organizing and educating prisoners in this interview for The Electronic Intifada.

Protesters attacked, injured during commemoration for Palestinian teen murdered by Israeli settlers

During a demonstration on Tuesday to demand justice for the killing of 17-year-old Yousef Ikhlayl by Israeli settlers last year in Beit Ommar, Israeli soldiers beat protesters with clubs and attacked the crowd with sound bombs and tear gas.

Demanding justice for Yousef, a quiet boy killed by Israeli settlers

Bekah Wolf
27 January 2012
One year after a 17-year-old Palestinian boy was shot and killed by Israeli settlers as he farmed with his father in his West Bank village, his killers remain unpunished.

"Sometimes I feel my stomach will explode": Israel subjects teen prisoner to medical negligence

Emily Lawrence
Beit Ommar
5 January 2012
A Palestinian teenager describes the physical and psychological torture he endured while imprisoned in an Israeli jail for throwing stones, and how his chronic illness went untreated in what his family say was a deliberate attempt by the prison authorities as further punishment.

Repression and resistance sharpening in Beit Ommar

David Warren
Beit Ommar
19 September 2011
The West Bank village of Beit Ommar is encircled by no less than five illegal settlements. Water is regularly cut off and private wells are illegal. Meanwhile, in the settlements, swimming pools and fountains are de rigeur.

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