Tuesday, 12 July 2011

IOF troops detain, demolish homes, businesses, uproot trees

[ 11/07/2011 - 05:05 PM ]  

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)-- Israeli occupation forces (IOF) escorted bulldozers in a demolition streak in Jib village to the northwest of occupied Jerusalem on Monday, local sources said.
They said that the bulldozers razed a house and carpentry workshop of one the citizens, a mini market, fences and other installations in Khalaila suburb before heading to another area.
The sources noted that the Israeli occupation authority had served demolition notices to 30 Palestinian families in the suburb a while ago at the pretext their homes were built without permit.
They pointed out that the soldiers assaulted owners of the homes and shops and fired tear gas at the citizens who tried to intervene and stop the demolition and arrested a number of them.
Meanwhile, IOF soldiers sealed off the southern Nablus area of Wadi Qana after declaring it a closed military zone on Monday.
Local sources said that military bulldozers then destroyed tens of olive trees in the area.

IOF soldiers uproot 450 olive trees
[ 11/07/2011 - 05:39 PM ]  
SALFIT, (PIC)-- Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Monday uprooted 450 olive trees west of Salfit province, local sources reported.
A Palestinian official in the district said that the IOF soldiers blocked farmers from heading to their land in the area after declaring it a closed military zone.
He said that he tried to accompany farmers into their land but the soldiers denied them entry.
He added that the military bulldozer uprooted 450 olive trees and completely destroyed the land lot of Yousef Mustafa Mansour in the process.

Settler runs down boy, others vandalize farmlands in tense West Bank
[ 11/07/2011 - 03:25 PM ]

BETHLEHEM, (PIC)-- A Jewish settler ran down and seriously injured a 6-year-old Palestinian boy on Sunday south of Bethlehem, while other settlers vandalized farmland in Safa village near Beit Ummar in northern Al-Khalil province on Sunday.
The boy, Ismail Shahein, was transported to Haddasa hospital to be treated for serious injuries after being hit by the settler's car in Beit Sakarya in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc, Hassan Zawahira, a local resistance committee head, reported.
In Al-Khalil province, a gang of Jewish settlers reportedly opened fire at Palestinian farmers and burned down fruit trees and cut down vineyards.
Israeli troops intervened with tear gas and rubber bullets after local Palestinian youths responded to the attack with stones.
The force arrested two of the youths in the aftermath of the scuffle.
Locals say the attack came as a prelude to the confiscation of hundreds of dunums of land paving the way for the construction of a section of the apartheid wall in the area, as has happened repeatedly.

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