Israeli army attacks children & unarmed nonviolent protesters in Beit Ummar – Febr 11, 2012 – in pictures


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Saturday, February 11, 2012
Our protest today was in solidarity with the prisoner Khader Adnan who is on hunger strike for 56 days asking to stop the administrative detention and to release all the Palestinian prisoners from the Israeli jails.

When we arrived adjacent to Carmi Tsur colony, more than 20 heavily equipped Israeli soldiers attacked us with sound bombs, then they tried to push us out of the area, but we resisted them and stayed, then they arrested Saqer Abu Mariya violently and het him in front of us before taking him away.

After that, they declared the area as a closed military zone and showed us a very old military order dated back to april 2011, but we refused and carried on and marched adjacent to the so called security fence built around the colony in 2006, and again they attacked us and arrested Yousef Abu Mariya 38 years old, who is a father to three kids, arrested 18 times before and who is a popular committee member, while they arrested him, they hit him with the gun butt on the forehead and was bleeding

Iin addition, they arrested two of the Israeli peace activists: John Brown 32 years old and Mekhal Rotem 25 years old, by the end of the protest they have thrown 10s of gas canisters and most of the participants suffered from in healing gas.
Our Main Messages were:

  • To free Khader Adnan immediately due to the risk on his life.
  • To free all Palestinian prisoners from the Israeli jails.
  • To stop stealing the farmers land in Beit Ommar, last week they have built extra caravans on Mohamad Motlak Za’akik inside the so called security fence.
  • Allowing the farmers to access their land freely, mainly those adjacent to the Israeli colonies in Beit Ommar.
  • Freedom of movement on our roads.

By Younes Arar, Hazem Bader

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  • 13,824 are pending review, 12,819 in East Jerusalem and 1,005 in the west.
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