Beit Ommar

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

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. 

"They don't want our boys educated"


Located just north of Hebron in the occupied West Bank, the entrance to the Palestinian village of Beit Ommar is also the site of an Israeli military post. A large yellow gate is opened and closed at the will of the Israeli army, which can cut off the inhabitants of the town from the rest of the West Bank at any time. Jody McIntyre interviews Beit Ommar resident Amal al-Montallab for The Electronic¬†Intifada.