No 658 Posted by fw, January 20, 2013
“The last few months have seen an escalation in the Israeli military’s policy to expel Palestinians and control access to their private lands in the South Hebron Hills. This is contrary to the Israeli High Court and Military Legal Advisor’s claim that they will facilitate easy access by Palestinian landowners to their lands.” —Popular Struggle Coordination Committee
A harrowing video of Israeli occupation forces arresting a Palestinian mother with her baby in her arms. The video was shared by the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee, which also provided the contextual explanation below the 1:36-minute video.
<VIDEO> IOF arresting mother and her 18-month baby 19.1.2013 Umm Al Arayes, published on January 19, 2013 — Reema and her 18-months-old baby girl, Quamar were arrested earlier today at Umm Al Arayes, South Hebron hills, upon Reema’s arrival to cultivate her family’s land. As of now, Mother and daughter are still held at the Hebron Police Station and apparently, the station’s policemen insist on them having to spend the night in custody.
South Hebron Hills: 19 arrested in 24 hours including a mother and her 18-months-old child
Israeli border police arrested today 10 Palestinians and five Israelis, including three women and a child, in the area of Um El-Arayes. Four were arrested yesterday.
Today, Saturday, dozens of Palestinian residents accompanied by Israeli activists, arrived at their lands in the area of “Metzpeh Yai’r” outpost built on the lands of Um El-Arayes in South Hebron Hills.
Israeli soldiers immediately declared the area a closed military zone and pushed the activists off the land. In the process, they arrested ten Palestinians and five Israeli activists.
Yesterday, Friday, four Palestinians were arrested in the same area.
The nineteen arrestees included four Palestinian women, as well as a mother and her 18 months old child, three minors and an elderly man in his 80s.
The last few months have seen an escalation in the Israeli military’s policy to expel Palestinians and control access to their private lands in the South Hebron Hills. This is contrary to the Israeli High Court and Military Legal Advisor’s claim that they will facilitate easy access by Palestinian landowners to their lands.
More coverage on The Electronic Intifada of Israel’s systematic cleansing of Palestinians from the South Hebron Hills area.