February 12, 2017 at 12:23 pm
Three Israeli settlers and two Israeli soldiers reportedly attacked three Palestinian shepherds who were grazing their herds Friday morning, near an illegal Israeli settler outpost in the northern Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank, Israeli media reported on Saturday.
Israeli newspaper Haaretz said that the Palestinian shepherds were attacked near a newly created illegal settler outpost near the border of the Umm Zuka Nature Reserve, and also within eyesight of the Israeli military’s Netzah Yehuda base, where a special ultra-Orthodox Jewish unit is stationed.
Haaretz quoted the shepherds as saying that two Israeli settlers approached them and asked them to leave the area before a third settler came out of the illegal outpost who was escorted by two Israeli soldiers. According to the shepherds, the soldiers and settlers cuffed them, and proceeded to inspect their bags and seize their mobile phone. They were also beaten by the Israelis, the shepherds added.
An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an they were not familiar with the incident.
The women-led Israeli rights group Machsom watch released a report earlier this month detailing a new settler outpost near the reserve, at least 40 dunams (10 acres) of which they said has been built on privately-owned Palestinian land.
Haaretz said Saturday’s incident came just after the Palestinian shepherds alerted locals that “Israelis were approaching them in an intimidating manner,” and were joined by other shepherds over the course of the day to ensure they weren’t attacked again.
According to the report, on January 4, a large number of Israelis began erecting farming structures at the outpost, after multiple attempts were made by Israelis over the course of 2016 to seize lands in the area and acquire building permits.
Man beaten by crowd of Israelis for shouting warnings in Arabic during shooting
A Arab citizen of Israel was violently attacked on Thursday after screaming in Arabic at the scene of a shooting in Petah Tikva in central Israel that left six Israelis injured.
According to Israeli news outlet Ynet, Maed Amar, 35, from Kafr Qasim was attacked by a crowd of Israelis after screaming “Watch out! Take cover,” in Arabic following the sounds of gunshots. He told Ynet that people started attacking him, shouting “there’s another terrorist here!”
A video was released documenting the incident. It shows Amar lying on the pavement injured while Israeli security surrounds him. According to Ynet, the passersby are shouting “Kill him,” to Israeli forces.
Ynet added that Amar had sustained injuries on his head and leg, and was evacuated to the Beilinson Hospital following the incident where doctors reported his condition as being light.
Amar was quoted by Ynet as saying:
It was very scary. They nearly killed me. All I wanted was to warn the people in the area, to keep them safe, but instead of thanking me, that gave me a beating. After my attack, police officers arrived on scene and pushed the assailants away
On Thursday, six were injured in a shooting attack at a market in the Israeli city of Petah Tikva. A 19-year-old Palestinian identified as Sadiq Nasser was detained at the scene for allegedly carrying out the attack.
Israeli police spokesperson Luba al-Samri said in a statement at the time that the young man was caught and disarmed by locals before being detained by Israeli police, at which time he was unharmed with the firearm still in his hand.
On Friday morning, Israeli forces stormed the Beita and Osarin villages in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus and detained three Palestinians for their alleged connection to the shooting.
Israeli soldiers questioned Nasser’s family members for hours at the time, locals said, adding that forces had detained Nasser’s father on Thursday shortly after the attack. It remained unclear if Nasser’s father was still in Israeli custody.
An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that forces also “confiscated” the Israeli-entry permits of Nasser’s family members.
Israeli Army Vandalize Palestinian Homes And Smear Faeces ( Shit ) On Walls
The Israeli Army is often described as the “most ethical” in the world by propagandists. The very brutal and inhumane nature of their conduct is insulated from our TV screens, and therefore, hidden from our conscience. This is a short glimpse of the systematic vandalism exacted upon the Palestinian nation by the Israeli Occupation Forces.
The pre-meditated project of internalizing humiliation within the Palestinian pysche has long roots to the very origin of the Zionist movement. From one prime minister to the next, Israeli leaders have time and again described the Palestinian nation degradingly as beasts in human form, or as humans embellished by animalistic qualities.
In order to come to terms with this narcisstic pyschology on the part of the Israelis, it is revealing to quote he words of Moshe Yaalon, the Israeli Defense Forces chief of staff, in 2002:
“The Palestinians must be made to understand in the deepest recesses of their consciousness that they are a defeated people.”