Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Settlers uproot 25 newly planted olive trees as daily attacks continue on West Bank

Local sources reported Tuesday that a number of Israeli settlers uprooted nearly 25 newly-planted olive trees that belong to residents of Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West bank city of Hebron.

The lands are subject to frequent attacks by the settlers who aim at taking over the Palestinian lands in the area in order to expand their outposts.

Yousef Abu Maria, coordinator of the Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in Beit Ummar, told the Quds Press news agency that dozens of settlers attacked the area and uprooted the trees while Israeli soldiers, present in the area, did not attempt to stop them.

The land is located in near the illegal settlement of Karmie Tzur, north of Beit Ummar. more

al-Qassam Brigades website forced offline by pro-Israel hackers 'IDF Team'

Israeli hackers took down a website run by Hamas on Tuesday, and warned that the web company which hosted the site will be their next target.

The "IDF Team" hacker group took responsibility for the attack.

The affected website,, is run by Hamas's Izzadin al-Qassam Brigades...

...Earlier on Tuesday, computer hackers from the Arab world attacked the Israeli internet news portal Ynet, temporarily taking the site offline. more