Monday, 14 March 2011

Over 300 arrests in Awarta is collective punishment for death of settler family


Awarta detentions are illegal act of collective punishment.
NABLUS (Ma’an) -- Soldiers toured Awarta village on Monday morning, calling over loud speakers for all residents aged 15-40 to gather in the yard of the community's school.

Local sources said a village council official and a local man working for the Palestinian security departments were said to have been detained overnight. more

Settler rampage across West Bank as Israel announces more settlement building


Palestinians across the West Bank are living in a state of fear as people and property come under attack from settlers following the killing of a settler family. Israel has announced that it is allowing the building of a further 500 settler residences, in defiance of international law.
Settlers were seen setting fire to an agricultural field north of Ramallah overnight, while a mob entered a town east of Qalqiliya and set fire to civilian vehicles as Palestinians in the West Bank remain fearful. more
Soldiers toured Awarta village on Monday morning, calling through loud speakers for all residents aged 15-40 to gather in the yard of the community's school.

A village council official and a local man working for the Palestinian security departments were said to have been detained overnight.

The call to appear at the school was the first time many were permitted to leave their homes in three days, and village council leader Qays Awwad said interrogations were expected. more