During the weekly demonstration against the occupation on Saturday, five Israeli army jeeps invaded the village of Beit Ummar and took violent crowd control measures. The army used rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas during clashes with youth inside the civilian areas of the village.
Soldiers from the Karmei Tzur settlement/military base invaded a civilian house this afternoon in Beit Ummar using live ammunition and sound bombs. During the raid, woman and children were injured as the soldiers harassed one of the Popular Committee leaders of the village.
Roughly forty five protesters, including many Israeli and international supporters marched to the agricultural lands of Beit Ummar, demanding access to their land which has been slowly confiscated by the nearby settlement of Karmei Tzur. Two Israelis and one international were arrested while the rest of the demonstration was attacked with tear gas and sound bombs.
Grassroots organizers Mousa and Yousef Abu Maria were arrested from their homes as harassment continues in Beit Ummar
An 14 year-old Palestinian, two internationals and three Israeli activists were arrested by soldiers during a peaceful demonstration against the illegal Israeli settlement of Karmei Tsur, which is built on Beit Ummar's land.
Five Israeli activists, seven internationals and a Palestinian were detained by soldiers on bogus arson charges while accompanying farmers to tend their field in Saffa Valley near Beit Ummar. All were released
Five international activists were arrested today and one was injured in the head, when soldiers prevented farmers they escorted from tending to their lands in Saffa Valley, near Beit Ummar.
300 pupils who marched to the checkpoint at the entrance to the village were attacked by soldiers, who also fired tear-gas into two schools.
Former Vice Prsident of the European Parliament and current European Parliament member, Luisa Morgantini, joid the weekly anti-settlement demonstration in Beit Ummar
Weekly unarmed demonstration in Beit Ummar attacked by undercover Israeli soldiers disguised as Palestinian demonstrators. Soldiers arrested a total of eight non-violent demonstrators under a blanket of tear gas and percussion grenades.
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