Police make rare arrests in connection to settler violence against Palestinians. But the circumstances surrounding the shooting were unique, and likely played no small role in pushing police to investigate seriously. Update (April 3): Police released all of the suspects and cleared them of wrongdoing, according to The Jerusalem Post. In a rare display of law enforcement against violent Jewish settlers, Israeli police raided the notorious illegal outpost of Esh Kodesh early Tuesday morning. Police arrested five settlers, including an active duty soldier, in connection with the near-fatal shooting of a young Palestinian man from the nearby village of Qusra…Read More... | 7 Comments
The attack against Palestinians in Qusra yesterday was not a 'clash,' it was a pogrom – and, as usual, it took place under the aegis of the IDF. By Yesh Din, written by Yossi Gurvitz A group of settlers coming from the direction of one of the most notorious outposts, Esh Kodesh, raided the Palestinian village of Qusra yesterday (Saturday). Some six Palestinians were wounded. The Israeli media reported a "clash" in the village. There wasn't one. A clash is what happens when two sides of more-or-less equal strength face off with one another. What took place in Qusra is much…Read More... | 11 Comments
Tensions are rising following the death of a Palestinian in Israeli prison and a settler attack on a Palestinian village, which took place despite the fact that IDF soldiers were on the scene. Indifference to the Palestinian issue and lack of progress on the ground are building up frustration and anger among Palestinians. This weekend saw a series of confrontations between Palestinians, soldiers and settlers in the occupied territories. Hundreds of Palestinians confronted soldiers in Beitunia (near Ofer prison), in several places near Road 60, in Hebron and near the village of Qusra, where at least two people were reportedly shot by settlers from…Read More... | 20 Comments
The courts convicted Zvi Strock of kidnapping with intent to harm, assault, and killing of a lamb. He got 18 months Two days ago, the Jerusalem District Court passed sentence (Hebrew) on Zvi Strock. The latter, the son of Urit Strock of the oh-so-ironically named “Human Rights in YESHA *” organization, was convicted on 14th November 2010 by Judge Amnon Cohen of the kidnapping and assault of F (name redacted since he was a minor at the time), a Palestinian shepherd. The incident took place in 2007; F was 15 at the time; Strock is a settler from the outpost…Read More... | 11 Comments
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