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Madama on Fire

3 July 2011 | International Solidarity Movement

On Sunday 3 July a Palestinian village near Nablus was attacked by a group of Israeli settlers who set fire to the villager’s land.

The village of Madama has been targeted weekly by settlers from the illegal Israeli settlement of Yitzhar. On 1 July they set another fire that burned approximately 500 olive trees. A local farmer was clearing weeds and shouted for help when he witnessed approximately twenty Israeli settlers between the ages of fifteen and twenty years old burning the land. The settlers hit the farmer over the head with a stone at close range, causing him to lose consciousness. The farmer was taken to the hospital in an ambulance.

The Palestinian fire brigade, stationed in the nearby village of Burin, intervened to try and stop the fire but came under attack by ammunition from the settlers and the Israeli army, forcing them to retreat. Three other farmers from the village of Huwwara were injured by soldiers and were also taken to the hospital. The fire continued to burn for many hours. The Palestinian witnesses believe the settlers were intent on destroying nearby olive groves. According to testimonies by firefighters and villagers, four Palestinians were injured and taken to a nearby hospital following this attack by Israeli settlers.

The fire destroyed hundreds of dunams (one dunam is equal to 1000 square meters) of agricultural land belonging to the Palestinians. This attack is just the latest in a series of weekly provocations carried out by the settlers and the Israeli occupying forces in the area surrounding the city of Nablus. The Palestinian firefighters intervening to stop the fire were prevented from doing so by the settlers with the support of the Israeli army.

The illegal colony of Yitzhar has targeted Burin, Asira Al Qiblia, Oreef, and Huwwara in addition to Madama in the past, with witnesses testifying that settlers have caused similar arson attacks. In late May the southern part of the village of Madama lost 5 donums of farmland rich with wheat and various vegetables after illegal settlers and the Israeli military prevented Palestinian fire trucks from reaching a similar arson case.

July 4, 2011 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism


  1. How can anybody ever plan to live side by side with such an evil bunch of psychopaths I would like to know?
    They all must have escaped from a psychiatric Hospital and need to be locked up.


    Comment by B.Benhamid | July 4, 2011

  2. Heck, Benhamid! These are the “chosen ones” of Satan. They can do whatever they want! At least that is what the western media tells me……

    And the Christian Zionists say so too.

    Them flea ridden moozlims don’t got no right to nuthin’ when there are righteous settlers with their god-given peyots swinging as they work their evil ways on the of Palestine, fully protected by their military.

    Yeah, I am so effing tired of the settlers I am beginning to talk silly. But remember this is the extremism they will use on all of us if they have the chance. People do not seem to realize just how important Palestine is in the overall theme of things for all of humanity. The Palestinians need us more, especially now that Israel seems to own the Greek ports and waters…..


    Comment by nooralhaqiqa | July 5, 2011

  3. I became curious about the basis of the Jewish “claim” to Palestine,
    how they were always crying “God gave it to us”,
    so I read their “claim”.
    Their “claim” to Palestine, in a book THEY wrote,
    is based entirely on War Crimes and GENOCIDE.
    It is WRONG to compare Israel to the Nazis.
    The CORRECT comparison is the Nazis to the Israelis:
    The Nazis just copied the Jewish “Manual” point by point
    Numbers c.5 v.2-4
    Leviticus c.20 v.13 well, really the whole chapter
    Exodus c.32 v.27
    Numbers c.11 v.1-2
    Numbers c.16 all
    Numbers c.21 v.5-6
    Numbers v.26 v.10
    KILL anyone who engages in “DIVERSITY” or “INTEGRATION”
    Numbers v25 v.4-8
    Deuteronomy c.14 v.2
    Numbers c.21 v.03 Canaanites
    Numbers c.21 v.24 Amorites
    Numbers c.21 v.33-35 Bashan
    Numbers c.31 all Midianites
    Numbers c.32 v. more Amorites
    Deuteronomy c.2 v.34 People of Heshbon
    Deuteronomy c.3 v.6 really the whole chapter. threescore cities
    Joshua c.12 A list of victims of Israeli GENOCIDE
    Where are THEIR “holocaust” Memorials!
    Numbers c.21 v.25
    Numbers c.32 v.39
    Numbers c.33 v.53
    (just to name a FEW)
    Numbers c.33 v.31-34
    Deuteronomy c.7 v.2
    Deuteronomy c.12 v.28-30
    Deuteronomy c.20 v.11-16
    Deuteronomy c.2 v.2
    Deuteronomy c.7 v.1
    Jews SELF-anointed “The CHOSEN People of GOD”
    Nazis SELF-anointed “The GENETICALLY CHOSEN People of God”.


    Comment by Drake | July 5, 2011

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