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Illegal Israeli Jewish Settlers Burn Down Bruqin Mosque,
Illegal Soldiers Kidnap 13 Palestinians

December 8, 2011

Illegal Israeli Jewish Settlers Wage Arson Attack on Mosque and Cars in Bruqin Village

[ 07/12/2011 - 11:43 AM ]


Armed illegal Israeli Jewish settlers at dawn Wednesday set fire to a mosque's entrance in Bruqin village west of Salfit city and some nearby cars, and fled away after committing their crime.

Eyewitnesses said a group of armed settlers attacked the village at dawn and tried to break into the mosque, but when they failed to open the gate, they instead burnt its entrance.

The villagers of Bruqin also complained that the Jews from Ariel settlement keep appropriating and destroying their lands in order to annex them to their settlement.

The Jewish settlers also pump deliberately industrial waste and sewage water into the village, farmers said.

Palestinian residential and agricultural areas in the village of Bruqin suffer acute ecological problems as a result of the deliberate pumping of industrial waste and sewage water into its lands from nearby Israeli settlement outposts.

Such ecological problems are affecting man, animal and nature. They include, amongst others, poisoning, spread of diseases, air contamination, breathing difficulties, damage of underground water, destruction of trees and crops as well as the ensuing damage caused to wild life in the area.

Hamas strongly condemns the Jewish settlers arson attack on mosque

 [ 07/12/2011 - 08:04 PM ]


Hamas strongly condemned the Jewish settlers’ arson attack on a mosque in Burqin village west of Salfit and held the Israeli occupation authority (IOA) fully responsible for repercussions of such “criminal attacks”.

Hamas, in a statement on Wednesday, said that the attack ran contrary to the teachings of heavenly religions and articles in the international law.

The movement asked the Islamic cooperation organizations and human rights organizations to protect the Islamic holy sites from the settlers and soldiers.

For its part, the Aqsa foundation for endowment and heritage denounced the attack the burnt part of the mosque, recalling past similar crimes against mosques and churches in various parts of Palestinian land.

Such recurrent practice indicates that it was not individual or unplanned but rather proves that it was systematic based on racist programs, the foundation said, warning that the practice was similar to some kind of “religious war”.

IOF soldiers round up 12 Palestinians in Nablus including Hamas, PFLP leaders

[ 07/12/2011 - 11:47 AM ]


Illegal Israeli occupation forces (IOF) launched a large-scale kidnapping campaign in the West Bank city of Nablus on Wednesday that ended with the detention of 12 citizens including Hamas and PFLP leaders.

Eyewitnesses said that IOF soldiers stormed the city before dawn and broke into a number of houses before taking away the civilians.

They said that among the kidnapped Palestinians were Dr. Mohammed Ghazal, a Hamas leader, Yousef Abdul Haq, a PFLP leader, and a 53-year-old teacher.

IOF soldiers kidnap Palestinian woman for allegedly trying to stab one of them

[ 07/12/2011 - 08:03 PM ]


Israeli occupation forces (IOF) detained a Palestinian woman at a military roadblock in Al-Khalil city on Wednesday after claiming she tried to stab one of them.

The Hebrew radio said that the soldiers manning the barrier controlled the woman when she tried to stab a border policeman.

It said that the soldiers took the lady to Kiryat Arba settlement for interrogation.

Settlers Burn Entrance To Mosque Near Salfit

Wednesday December 07, 2011 11:36 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies

On Wednesday at dawn, Israeli settlers set fire to the main entrance of the Bruqin Mosque, and a number of Palestinian cars parked nearby, at a village near the West Bank city of Salfit.

Local sources reported that several armed Israeli settlers invaded the village and tried to burn down the mosque, but were only able to set its entrance ablaze. The settlers then burnt a number of parked cars within the vicinity.

The recent attack is part of a larger “Price Tag” campaign against the Palestinians, their holy sites, and their lands. The settlers blame the Palestinians for any evacuation of illegal settlement outposts in the occupied territories, and they even deface and vandalize homes and vehicles that belong to Israel’s Peace Now Movement, and its activists.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, November 8 and 9, extremist settlers killed one Palestinian, and set three Palestinian cars ablaze near the southern West Bank city of Hebron. The settlers also fired tear gas at a family of Palestinians in Ertas village, near Bethlehem.

A ten-year old child was among those attacked, and he was transferred to a hospital in Beit Jala after being rendered unconscious by the gas.

Earlier in November, a number of Israeli settlers set fire to a tractor belonging to a Palestinian farmer, after trying to attack him in the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

On Sunday, October 2nd, 2011, a group of extremists Israeli right-wingers burned a mosque at the entrance of Toba Zanghariyya village in the Galilee, and wrote “Price Tag” and “Revenge” on its walls.

On Monday, September 5th, 2011, a group of extremist Israeli settlers broke into a mosque in Qasra village, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and torched it after destroying its property and writing anti-Arab slogans on its walls.

On Tuesday June 07, 2011, settlers burnt a mosque in Al-Mughayyir village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and wrote racist graffiti on it walls.

On Sunday, October 25, 2010, extremist Israeli right-wingers attacked an ancient mosque in Ma'alul village near Nazareth, inside Israel. They removed the stones and spray-painted slogans of the Israeli settler movement on the walls.

On Sunday, October 3, 2010, a group of fundamentalist Israeli settlers broke into a mosque in Beit Fajjar, near Bethlehem, and set it ablaze.

On Tuesday, May 4, 2010, a group of fundamentalist settlers torched the main mosque of the Al- Lubban Al-Sharqiyya village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.


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