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Jewish Settlers attack international observers near Hebron

Ma’an – 19/07/2011

BETHLEHEM — 3 Settlers from the illegal Havat Maon settlement south of Hebron attacked a group of internationals on Monday in the Meshakna valley.

“Around 6.35 p.m. three settlers attacked two members of Operation Dove and one member of the Christian Peacemaker Teams [CPT] with clubs and stones in the Meshakha valley outside of At-Tuwani in the South Hebron Hills,” a statement from the CPT said.

“The settlers were observed coming out of the outpost of Havat Maon covering their faces with scarves then running with clubs in their hands toward two Palestinian shepherds who were grazing their sheep in a valley nearby.

“The masked settlers could not catch the shepherds who were alerted of the approaching danger. The attackers then turned and ran toward the internationals who entered the valley to intervene and document the attack.

“Three young masked settlers armed with clubs made threats and then attempted to strike the internationals as they filmed their actions. As the internationals retreated the settlers begin throwing stones narrowly missing their targets. No internationals were injured at the end.”

This is the fifth case of settler violence from the outpost of Havat Maon against internationals and Palestinians in the last 30 days, the statement added.

Operation Dove and Christian Peacemaker Teams have maintained an international presence in At-Tuwani and the South Hebron Hills since 2004.

According to the Fourth Geneva Convention, the Hague Regulations, the International Court of Justice, and several United Nations resolutions, all Israeli settlements and outposts in the Occupied Palestinian Territories are illegal.

Havat Maon is also considered illegal under Israeli law, as are several outposts in the West Bank.

A report by the Palestinian Authority found that settler violence increased “dramatically” in June 2011, documenting 139 attacks in the West Bank and the destruction of over 3,600 olive trees and vineyards.

July 19, 2011 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Video

1 Comment

  1. Ugly ,Demented ,Ignorant, Racist, Thugs….. Brainwashed by
    Blood Thirsty Theology…. claiming to be “The Jewish Right” of
    “homeland”.
    These people are as much cultists as the “Jonestown” crowd 30+ years ago.

    Unfortunately for the “world”, their co-religionists , employed by the US Gov’t of the day, were allowed to deliver the “secrets” of the bomb to said cultists.

    Perhaps they will “drink the Kool-Aid”, without nuking the planet…. That’s only a faint possibility without world-wide crippling sanctions….Fuel,Food, Imports, Exports,
    and Finance.

    Worried about Personal,Local,National Debt?…. default?…How about the “Weather”?
    Pollution?………

    Death threat from an “Apocalyptical Cult”?

    That’s the top of the list.

    Like

    Comment by mot | July 19, 2011


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