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News Flashes From the Occupied Territories - 1.7.2005
With the curtesy of IMEMC
Friday 1 July 2005
Collected by Yehudith Harel

Two arrested several wounded in Anti-Wall protest in Bil`in

Saed Bannoura
Friday, 01 July 2005, 17:18

Hundreds of protestors, including 50 Israeli and 25 International peace activists, took to the streets in protest of the construction of the separation wall in the West Bank village of Bil`in, on Friday, eyewitnesses reported.

Mansour Mansour, Palestinian coordinator of the International Solidarity Movement told IMEMC that troops lined up and prevented the protestors to reach the construction site, and fired tear gas and sound bombs against them. Several were treated for gas inhalation.

The army declared the area a closed military zone and requested the protestors to leave.

The protestors wore T-shirts written on them slogans saying, `Your Wall is touring us apart` and `Your Wall is killing us all`. They also chained themselves to each other.

According to Mansour, troops charged the crowed and the border police detained four Israelis when the protestors refused to leave. Two were released, while the other two were taken to the Police station at the nearby Givaat Zeiv settlement.


Four injured north west of Jerusalem

By IMEMC Staff
Wednesday, 01 June 2005, 14:00

Wednesday at noon, four residents were injured in Beit Sorik, north west of Jerusalem during clashes which erupted after the military bulldozers uprooted farmlands in order to construct the Separation Wall.

A medical source at al-Carmel medical center in Beit Sorik reported that Nabeel Ibrahim, 40, Shaher al-Sheikh, 38, Khalil al-Jamal, 42, and Taiseer Khalil were badly clubbed and beaten by the soldiers, and sustained moderate injuries.

A local source in the village reported that dozens of residents protested in their lands since early morning hours, against the bulldozing their only source of livelihood.

The residents were attacked by soldiers riding horses, and forced out of their orchards in Ansaf area, west of Beit Forik.

The amy bulldozed thousands of Dunams over the last few months, but the construction of the Wall in the area was suspended by the Israeli High Court.

Also, soldiers annexed 5000 Dunams which belong to residents of the village in order to expand Hardad settlement, near the village


Soldiers attack five residents near Hebron, arrest two

IMEMC & Agencies
Friday, 01 July 2005, 23:37

Friday at night, Israeli soldiers attacked five residents from the village of Yatta, near the West Bank city of Hebron, and arrested two of them.

A local source in Yatta reported that soldiers arrested Yousef abdul-Rahman Qar, 23, and Fuad Adnan al-Yamany, 19, after severely punching and clubbing them along with three other residents.

The three residents were identified as Hazim al-Mansy, 19, Iz abdul-Rahamn Qar, 32, and Mohammad Khalil Ismail, 17 years old.

Also, soldiers searched dozens of vehicles in the area causing damage after deliberately breaking the windows, and destroying the seats of several vehicles; at least four vehicles were damaged.

One of the vehicles belong to Shaker Khader abed-Rabbu, and three other vehicles belong to Mohammad Khaled abed-Rabbu, a contractor from Yatta.

Army closes al-Tuffah crossing

IMEMC & Agencies
Friday, 01 July 2005, 18:29

Friday afternoon, Israeli soldiers closed al-Tuffah checkpoint, the only link al-Mawassi residents, west of Kahn Younis, have with the Gaza Strip.

The WAFA news agency reported that soldiers barred the residents from crossing, conducted military searches, and interrogated dozens of youth.

Al-Mawassi was completely surrounded since the beginning of al-Aqsa Intifada late September 2000; 9000 residents live in al-Mawassi and suffering from very bad living conditions.


Resident sentenced to harsh term

IMEMC & Agencies
Friday, 01 July 2005, 18:23

Ofer Israeli military court sentenced a resident of Bethlehem to 12 lifer terms and additional 59 consecutive years.

The resident was identified as Ibrahim abdul-Rahman Jundiyya, 23, from Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem.

Jundiyya, a student of al-Quds Open University, was arrested on January 2002 after the army invaded the camp; army leveled his home several months ago.


Soldiers occupy homes north of Tulkarem

IMEMC & Agencies
Friday, 01 July 2005, 12:29

Friday morning, Israeli soldiers occupied several houses in al-Shaarawiah area, north of the West Bank city of Tulkarem.

According to eyewitnesses, the houses were occupied and turned into military outposts and observation points.

The army is also conducting detailed searches of passing by cars in one of the town`s main street.

The eyewitnesses also reported that the army is obstructing traffic at the Innab checkpoint that lies in the main road connecting Tulkarem and Nablus.


Army shells homes west of Khan Younis

IMEMC & Agencies
Friday, 01 July 2005, 12:13

Israeli soldiers on Thursday evening shelled homes in the West Khan Younis refugee camp and the al-Amal neighborhood in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

A local source in Khan Younis reported that soldiers based at military camps surrounding Neveh Dekalim settlement fired with live ammunition at dozens of homes in the area. Damage was reported, but no injuries


Settler rams a woman with his car near Bethlehem

IMEMC & Agencies
Friday, 01 July 2005, 11:07

Friday morning, a Palestinian medical source in Bethlehem reported that a 69-year-old woman was seriously injured after a settler rammed her with his car near Bethlehem.

The woman, Miriam Ali Issa, 69, from al-Khader, was admitted to the intensive-care unit suffering from critical injuries after the settler rammed her while speeding on settlement road Nr. 60.

The settler did not stop after ramming the woman. Local residents who saw the incident rushed to the scene and transferred her to the hospital.


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