Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Bedouin village demolished while IDF destroys water well in Al-Baq'a near Hebron


In an act of unbelievable vindictiveness Israeli troops today destroyed a well used by people in a village near Hebron. Meanwhile a Bedouin village east of Nablus has been destroyed for the sixth time. Villagers have vowed to rebuild their residences.
Israeli bulldozers destroyed a well in the agricultural community of Al-Baq’a on Wednesday morning, local officials said.

The well, on the outskirts of the village west of Hebron, belonged to Hamed Yousef Hamed Jabber, who told Ma'an that he used the water source to irrigate a small grove of fruit trees, and as drinking water for his family.

According to AFP, the well was used by 20 people, and was built without the requisite permits from Israel, residents said. more

Clashes in Jaffa as racist settlers target more Palestinian land


More attacks planned in 'day of rage' by settlers on the West Bank, more illegal building activity approved in East Jerusalem and Zionists march in Jaffa, spreading their anti-Arab hate - thankfully confronted by Palestinians and leftist Jewish activists.
Hundreds of officers, police chopper secure march against 'Islamic takeover of Jaffa'. Residents take to streets to protest, holding signs saying 'Extreme Right's racism equals neo-Nazism in blue and white'; 16 leftists arrested

Traffic was halted on one of Jaffa's main streets Wednesday morning as 60 right-wing activists prepared to march in protest against "the Islamic Movement's operations in the city" and "the Islamic takeover". Large police forces were deployed to prevent clashes with residents.

As the marchers proceeded down the street residents called out, "racists go home" and some clashes broke out. Police detained 16 left-wing activists for questioning after an officer was lightly injured in the clashes. more