Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Hebron settlers run over Palestinian boy in second hit-and-run attack

This is the second hit and run is as many days.
An Israeli settler knocked down a Palestinian boy with his car on Monday evening, driving away and leaving the child in the street, residents of Hebron's Old City told Ma'an.

The incident occurred outside the Ibrahimi Mosque, also known as the Cave of the Patriarchs, in the area of Hebron under Israeli control...

...On Sunday, outside of the Old City, an Israeli settler ran down an 11-year-old girl near the Beit Ainun, medics reported. more

Settlers attack Palestinian village with fire bombs hospitalising two children

Reports of more attacks by settlers on Palestinian villages near Nablus. The settlers say it is the 'price tag' for the army demolition a small number of structures recently. There have still been no arrests of any of the criminals has taken place. Settlers are allowed to terrorise Palestinians at will with total impunity
A group of extremist settlers set fire to a Palestinian home near Nablus Monday night, Palestinian media sources reported.

According to the Ma'an News Agency, the groups threw Molotov cocktails at houses in Huwara village, near Nablus, which set fire to one home. Although firefighters managed to control the blaze, two children were inside sleeping and had to be hospitalized. Palestinian cars around Nablus were also attacked, according to officials.

Settlers have recently been incensed by the demolition of small numbers of buildings in settlement outposts near Nablus. Since 2008, many have pursued a 'price tag' policy whereby local Palestinian communities 'pay a price' for any attempt by the army to reign in expanding outposts. Often the 'price' takes the form of graffiti or damage to property, although sometimes it involves greater levels of violence. more

Yet another Palestinian man killed by IDF for collecting gravel near border fence

Israel is enforcing its illegal defacto buffer zone on the Gaza border. Any Palestinian coming within 300m of the border is increasingly likely to be killed. Today Amar Ma'aruf was killed for doing nothing more than collecting gravel at an abandoned settlement.
Sources in Gaza said a Palestinian man was killed in an attack launched by the IDF Monday afternoon.

According to the sources, Amar Ma'aruf, 30, was collecting gravel at the site of the former Jewish settlement of Dugit when he was shot dead.

Medical officials said wounds found on the man's body indicated that he was shot with an automatic rifle. His body was transported to Gaza City's Shifa Hospital. more