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Hebron under attack from Israeli Army and illegal settlers

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23 September 2013

Throughout today the residents of Hebron have been rising up against the illegal occupation of their City. To date 4 young men have been transferred to hospital suffering from wounds as a result of live ammunition fire from soldiers.

Yesterday an Israeli soldier was killed in Hebron as a result of an unknown sniper. The Army then took out their violent retribution on the civilian population of Hebron, supported by the violent illegal settlers that reside in stolen Palestinian homes inside the City.

As Palestinian youths resisted the lock down of their City, clashes intensified in the area outside a school, Tariq Ibn Ziyad, Shalala Street, the old and new area around Shuhada Street and in the Old City. The Army used live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun grenades and tear gas against young men armed only with the stones from their land to defend themselves.

By the afternoon 4 young men had been transferred to hospital with wounds from live ammunition fired at them: Samer Mousa Brawish (18 years old); Mamdouh Hassan Abu Assabih (17 years old); Mohand Jihad Alhwarin (17 years old); and Muhannad Jihad Alhuarin (25 years old).

In addition to the 4 young men, 10 protestors were injured with rubber coated steel bullets and 18 suffered from suffocation from tear gas inhalation.

The Israeli soldiers also attacked and severely beat a child, Ziad Adeis, in the area of Shalala Street in the city. In addition, the Army arrested two young men: Kamal Shahin (22 years old); and Fahd Skafi (in his twenties according to club sources).

Youth Against Settlements (YAS), a non-violent resistance group from Al Khalil, also captured the moment when a soldier was hit with a stone (see video).

While soldiers violently attacked protestors in the City, illegal settlers in the Tel Rumeida area beat a child, Awni Emad Abu Solar (13 years old). Awni suffered bruising across his body and was taken to hospital to treatment, while the settlers were free to roam the streets with impunity.

The Army is continuing to raid the homes of residents and force them out onto the street under the pretext of security inspections, detaining dozens for many hours. The Army terrorism is especially focussed on the area surrounding the school, Tariq ibn Ziyad, and the checkpoint of Abu feathers.

As the Army terrorised residents of Hebron, the Israeli Prime Minister ordered the Army to allow illegal settlers to take over the Al Rajbi house. A house settlers have been determined to steal despite conclusive Palestinian ownership. These illegal actions by the Israeli Government only further highlight their policy of Apartheid and terrorism.

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Badia Dwaik
About Badee Dwaik

Badee Dwaik is the Coordinator of Human Rights Defenders Group in Palestine and an activist in Hebron.

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7 Responses

  1. ramzijaber
    September 24, 2013, 10:39 am

    Today we stand at the abyssal precipice. Resistance of Al-Khalil residents is honourable and blessed.

    • OlegR
      September 24, 2013, 10:42 am

      And that’s just what the residents of Hebron need, another blessed and honorable shootout with the IDF, because that always worked so well in the past.

      Again where do you live now Ramzi ?

  2. Citizen
    September 24, 2013, 11:12 am

    Just listened to Obama’s UN speech. Nothing about the daily plight of the Palestinians, nor about the on-going illegal Israeli settlements. Just the usual brief boilerplate 2SS rhetoric. Said USA was the exceptional nation as nobody else is prepared to step into its place as the singular nation which has continually spent its blood and treasure not merely for its own self-interest, but altruistically.

    He stuck to his transcript:’s-speech-at-the-un-general-assembly

  3. yrn
    September 24, 2013, 12:01 pm

    “Yesterday an Israeli soldier was killed in Hebron as a result of an unknown sniper. ”
    Hypocrites, who was the unknown sniper?
    who do you think you can fool with your mondowiess language.

    • annie
      September 24, 2013, 12:32 pm

      who was the unknown sniper?

      whomever the apartheid regime says it is? whomever they torture to confess? you tell us.

      • Walid
        September 24, 2013, 12:45 pm

        This story of the second soldier killed by a sniper in al-Khalil is “Little Red Riding Hood II”.

        It started with the taxi driver that “abducted” a soldier, drove him off to a someplace, killed him and dumped his body in a well and confessed to the whole thing a few hours later. He didn’t do it for his grandmother but to get his brother out of jail.

        The next day we had “Sharon Assaults al-Aksa II” when a few hundred Israelis assaulted the holy sanctuary. Now there’s talk of Israel calling off the negotiations in progress.

        The whole story smells.

    • Woody Tanaka
      Woody Tanaka
      September 24, 2013, 12:50 pm

      “Hypocrites, who was the unknown sniper?”

      Knowing you israelis, if he existed at all, he was no doubt in the employ of the idf, employed to justify this pogrom against the Palestinians.

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