Thursday, April 19, 2007

Fighting Anti-Judaism in Hebron Part 3

Today is still Day 14,250 of the Maintenance of the Immoral (and Illegal) West Bank Settlements and almost the 40th anniversary of the start of the immoral (and illegal) occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.

Micah.6:8 “He has told you, O man, Only to do justice and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with your God

In 2002 Here is an excerpt from a 2002 B'tselem Publication entitled Standing Idly By – Non-Enforcement of the Law on Settlers: Hebron, July 26-28. 2002 This report contains testimony of the actions taken by settlers and soldiers after the killing of Elazar Leibowitz, a Israeli soldier, a resident of the Jewish settlement in Hebron, by Palestinians. Eyewitness testimony describes the stabbing of Ahmad a-Natashe, age 8, and the beating of his brother Falah, age 9 and the killing of Nivin Jamjoum, age 14, by settlers. Also included is the testimony of “Soldier A”, “I saw a group of settlers, including men, women and children, going into the yards of Palestinian homes, destroying everything in their path. They broke windows, fences, and flower pots and damaged cars. At that stage, I saw a soldier who was on duty, standing near one of the Palestinian homes that came under attack. He did nothing. Four other soldiers arrived a little later. They didn’t try to stop the settlers either.”

You can read about more acts of violence by the Jewish Israeli sqatters of Hebron in 2003 Testimonies compiled by B’SELEM at including: the Stabbing of Iyad Salhab, age 25, by settlers in Hebron on January 19, 2003; Pene Hever settler shoots at olive harvesters from Bank Na’im in October, 2002, and Theft of Olive Crop; Violence of settlers from Efrat against farmers from al-Khadr, Theft of Their Olive Crop and Uprooting of Olive Trees, October 18-19 2002.

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