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Settlers torch cars in Beit Ummar

Ma’an – 09/11/2011

HEBRON — Israeli settlers torched three cars Wednesday at dawn in the village of Beit Ummar in the northern West Bank, locals said.

Popular committee spokesman Muhammad Ayyad Awad said settlers from Kfar Etzion settlement torched the cars of Habes Husein Baragheeth, Suheil Muhammad Hussein Baragheeth and his brother Yousef.

He added that the Jewish extremists sprayed racist graffiti in the area.

Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP the words “price tag” were sprayed on the wall, and said “police launched an investigation and were looking for suspects.”

Hardline Jewish settlers have adopted what they call a “price tag” policy under which they have attacked Palestinians and their property in response to Israeli government measures against settlements.

Overnight, Israeli forces detained at least three Palestinians in the West Bank.

Palestinian security sources said a large Israeli force accompanied by a helicopter raided Qabatiya village in Jenin for over four hours, searching homes and neighborhoods.

Security officials added that Israeli forces detained Anas Atta Camil, 27, and Ahmad Hisham Camil, 26, who is a university student and was released from an Israeli prison two months ago.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said two “wanted Palestinian suspects” were arrested south of Jenin and another man was detained in Hebron. They were taken for questioning by security forces, she added.

Meanwhile in Salfit on Wednesday, Israeli forces stopped farmers from reaching their lands to pick their olives near Revava settlement west of Deir Istiya, the local mayor said.

Nathmi Salman, the mayor of Deir Istiya, told Ma’an that Israeli soldiers prevented Khaled Abdul Latif and Mufeed Abdullah from working on their land claiming they did not have permission.

Salman added that residents were complaining that their lands had been soaked with sewage from the settlement and that they couldn’t harvest their olives.

He called on international bodies to intervene to stop the sewage and demanded that Israeli authorities reined in the settlers. He warned of a humanitarian and environmental disaster if the settlers weren’t stopped.

November 9, 2011 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Subjugation - Torture

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