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News, December 2011
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Kidnap 3 Palestinian Boys, Illegal Jewish Settlers Attack Residents of Beit Ummar
IOF soldiers kidnap 3 Palestinian boys
[ 04/12/2011 - 08:29 PM ]
Illegal Israeli occupation forces (IOF) kidnapped three Palestinian boys in Laban al-Sharqiya village to the south of Nablus on Sunday evening while harvesting olives, local sources said.
They said that the three kids, all 15 years old, were collecting olives in their village, which is adjacent to an Israeli settlement, when the soldiers took them away.
In a separate incident, IOF troops stormed Balata refugee camp to the east of Nablus city on Sunday and broke into many homes but did not make any kidnappings, locals said, noting that the soldiers used police dogs in their search.
They pointed out that the soldiers accompanied detainee Jamil Al-Badrasawi, who was kidnapped two days earlier. No reasons were known for his presence.
Jewish settlers attack Palestinians and their cars near Beit Ummar town
[ 04/12/2011 - 11:35 AM ]
A group of illegal Israeli Jewish settlers savagely on Saturday evening threw stones at Palestinian drivers and their cars at the entrance to Beit Ummar town north of Al-Khalil city causing damage to some of them.
Eyewitnesses said more than 25 settlers under military protection gathered at the entrance to the town while Israeli soldiers stood idly watching them hurling stones at the passing cars.
Palestinian young men from Beit Ummar rushed to the entrance in order to fend off the settlers and prevent them from attacking homes.
In a separate incident, another group of fanatic Jewish settlers broke into and ransacked the Arab elementary school in Beersheba town in the 1984 occupied lands.
The settlers wrote racist slurs against Arabs and Muslims on walls calling for killing and expelling them.
Reliable Palestinian sources said these settler-related attacks are part of a vicious campaign called "the price tag" and regularly organized by Jewish settlers under military protection from the Israeli occupation army in the West Bank, Jerusalem and the 1948 occupied lands.
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