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News, December 2011
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
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.
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