#PHOTOS | Settlers and soldiers attack village near Nablus, injuring 5. Torched trees. Killed sheep

Sunday July 08, 2012 09:18 by Marshall Pinkerton – International Solidarity Movement

On Saturday 7 July, 2012, the village of Yanoun, located 12km southeast of Nablus, was attacked by illegal settlers from the illegal Itamar settlement. Five Palestinians were injured in the attack and large sections of agricultural land were set ablaze.


Soldiers blocking the road to Yanoun (ISM photo)

The attack began at roughly 2pm. The illegal settlers descended on the village and began setting fire to sections of land and firing on sheep while they were grazing. In the course of the attack on Yanoun, 5 resident of Aqraba, (the neighbouring village) were injured to varying degrees. Two men, Ibrahim Hamid Ibrahim, and Adwan Rajih bini Naber were beaten by settlers, and another, Joudat Hamid Ibrahim was stabbed in the shoulder after being beaten as well. When the Israeli Forces arrived, they joined in the attacks, injuring two more. Hakimun Ahmed Yusuf Bini Jaber, 42, was shot in the arm with live ammunition by an Israeli soldier and Ashraf Adel Hamid Ibrahim, 29, was shot in the back with a tear gas canister when the soldiers attempted to scatter villagers who were to aid the injured.

The villagers who were aiding the injured attempted to carry the injured men to ambulances, but Israeli soldiers blocked the roads and refused to let them through. The Israeli military and illegal settlers also stopped residents from putting out the fires. The first ambulance to leave was reportedly stopped at Huwwara checkpoint en route to a hospital in Nablus. Two of the injured men were taken from the ambulance and held in Israeli custody for an undetermined period of time. The second and third ambulance were not allowed to depart with those wounded for two hours.

After the attacks had stopped, Israeli soldiers still held Adwan Rajih Bini Jaber captive, refusing to allow the ambulance carrying him to depart. Illegal settlers stood by heavily armed, protecting the fires that they had set to Palestinian land.

Nearing 6pm, illegal settlers and Israeli soldiers once again advanced on the Palestinians, as internationals gathered to show solidarity, which ending in the firing of tear gas canisters and live ammunition into the air.

Yanoun and its residents have been subject to attacks by illegal settlers from Itamar for many years. On October 19, 2002, there was a temporary mass exodus due to the harassment, drawing parallels with the refugees created in 1948. The villagers returned little by little in the weeks following, with the help of peace activists from Ta’ayush & other groups but the village still suffers from violent attacks regardless.

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A second report of the chronology of events covered by ISM Palestine:

By Marshall Pinkerton

8th July 2012 | International Solidarity Movement, West Bank

On Saturday 7 July, 2012, the village of Yanoun, located 12km southeast of Nablus, was attacked by illegal settlers from the illegal Itamar settlement. Five Palestinians were injured in the attack and large sections of agricultural land were set ablaze.

The attack began at roughly 2pm. The illegal settlers descended on the village and began setting fire to sections of land and firing on sheep while they were grazing. In the course of the attack on Yanoun, 5 resident of Aqraba, (the neighbouring village) were injured to varying degrees. Two men, Ibrahim Hamid Ibrahim, and Adwan Rajih bini Naber were beaten by settlers, and another, Joudat Hamid Ibrahim was stabbed in the shoulder after being beaten as well. When the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) arrived, they joined in the attacks, injuring two more. Hakimun Ahmed Yusuf Bini Jaber, 42, was shot in the arm with live ammunition by an IOF soldier and Ashraf Adel Hamid Ibrahim, 29, was shot in the back with a tear gas canister when the soldiers attempted to scatter villagers who were to aid the injured.

The villagers who were aiding the injured attempted to carry the injured men to ambulances, but IOF soldiers blocked the roads and refused to let them through. The IOF and illegal settlers also stopped residents from putting out the fires. The first ambulance to leave was reportedly stopped at Huwwara checkpoint en route to a hospital in Nablus. Two of the injured men were taken from the ambulance and held in Israeli custody for an undetermined period of time. The second and third ambulance were not allowed to depart with those wounded for two hours.

After the attacks had stopped, IOF soldiers still held Adwan Rajih Bini Jaber captive, refusing to allow the ambulance carrying him to depart. Illegal settlers stood by heavily armed, protecting the fires that they had set to Palestinian land.

IOF soldiers blocking the main road out of Yanoun.

Nearing 6pm, illegal settlers and IOF soldiers once again advanced on the Palestinians, as internationals gathered to show solidarity, which ending in the firing of tear gas canisters and live ammunition into the air.

Yanoun and its residents have been subject to terrorism by illegal settlers from Itamar for many years. On October 19, 2002, there was a temporary mass exodus due to the harassment, drawing parallels with the refugees created in 1948. The villagers returned little by little in the weeks following, with the help of peace activists from Ta’ayush & other groups but the village still suffers from violent attacks regardless.

Marshall Pinkerton is a volunteer with the International Solidarity Movement (name has been changed).

Source ISM Palestine


Photos

Jawdat Ibrahim after he was found Unconscious in his land after he spend a whole night hand cuffed after he was attacked by the terrorist settlers the day before.

Jawdat Ibrahim after he was found Unconscious in his land after he spend a whole night hand cuffed after he was attacked by the terrorist settlers the day before.

Jawdat Ibrahim after he was found Unconscious in his land after he spend a whole night hand cuffed after he was attacked by the terrorist settlers the day before.

Hakmon Bani Jaber , from Aqraba, received treatment this evening at Rafedia hospital in Nablus after being shot by Israeli soldiers. Hikmat was shot in the upper arm with a metal round while trying to rescue his friends who were handcuffed and being beaten by settlers from Itamar. The men were attacked on thier own land. Witnesses report that the Israeli soldiers stood by and watched as the settlers beat the bound men.

People from Aqraba reported that the settlers set fire in the field Deliberately burning around 400 olive trees.

People from Aqraba reported that the settlers set fire in the field Deliberately burning around 400 olive trees.

Photo by WAFA

Israeli soldiers fire tear gas to disperse Palestinians after two shepherds from the village of Aqraba, south of the city of Nablus in the Israeli occupied West Bank were attacked by Jewish settlers from the Israeli settlement of Itmar. The UN Human Rights Council has set up a panel to probe Jewish settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, a move that further irked Israel which said it will bar its access to the sites of inquiry. AFP PHOTO/JAAFAR ASHTIYEH

Palestinians run from tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers after two shepherds from the village of Aqraba, south of the city of Nablus in the Israeli occupied West Bank were attacked by Jewish settlers from the Israeli settlement of Itmar. The UN Human Rights Council has set up a panel to probe Jewish settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, a move that further irked Israel which said it will bar its access to the sites of inquiry. AFP PHOTO/JAAFAR ASHTIYEH

Palestinians shout as tear gas is fired by Israeli soldiers after two shepherds from the village of Aqraba, south of the city of Nablus in the Israeli occupied West Bank were attacked by Jewish settlers from the Israeli settlement of Itmar. The UN Human Rights Council has set up a panel to probe Jewish settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, a move that further irked Israel which said it will bar its access to the sites of inquiry. AFP PHOTO/JAAFAR ASHTIYEH

Photo by WAFA

Palestinians carry one of two shepherds from the village of Aqraba, south of the city of Nablus in the Israeli occupied West Bank after they were attacked by Jewish settlers from the Israeli settlement of Itmar. The UN Human Rights Council has set up a panel to probe Jewish settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, a move that further irked Israel which said it will bar its access to the sites of inquiry.

Photo by WAFA

Photo by WAFA

Another wounded of the army & settler attack

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Hakmon Bani Jaber, from Aqraba village near Yannun, in Nablus’ Rafedia Hospital, on, July 7, 2012. He was shot in the arm from a short distance by the Israeli army with a metal-coated rubber bullet, after he had gone to Yanun to help those under attack by Israeli settlers.
Photo by: Ahmad Al-Bazz/Activestills.org

Jawdat Ibrahim (Left), Ibrahim Bani Jaber (Right) seen in Nablus’ Rafedia Hospital, on, July 7, 2012. Jawdat Ibrahim was handcuffed and then beaten up by Israeli soldiers who then released him for the settlers to attack as while they watched. He was tied up by settlers and left on his land, and was found only this morning.
Ibrahim Bani Jaber from Aqraba, he was injured in the eye, was also hand cuffed by the israeli army then left for the settlers.10 stitches in the eye area. .
Photo by: Ahmad Al-Bazz/Activestills.org




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