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Palestinian Grassroots Anti-apartheid Wall Campaign

Weekly Stop the Wall Repression Update

Period: Monday 4 October to Monday 11 October 2010

Summary: The start of the olive season has witnessed an increase in attacks on human rights defenders as they try to harvest their crops

1)Arrests of HRDs

Five people were arrested, three whilst harvesting their olive crops.

2) Violence against HRDs

Four Palestinians – a journalist, an activist and two children – suffered serious injuries from the Occcupying Forces and settlers.

3) Collective punishment

1) Arrests of HRDs

New arrests

Place: Salah al-Khawaja, Ni’lin

Date of arrests: Monday 4 October

Names: Saeed Mohammad Khawaja, a 21 year old student from Birzeit University, Tariq Tawfiq a 19 years old activist, and Mohammed Younis Amira, 18 years

Circumstances: Occupation Forces stormed the village and fired tear gas and sound bombs before entering the Bagthamam house and making the arrests

 

Place: Beit Ula, near Hebron

Date of arrests: Friday 8 October

Names: Jihad Jamal and Iyad Jamil

Circumstances: The arrests took  place as the two human rights defenders attempted to harvest the crops at the start of the olive harvest season. Their father was also severely beaten  

 

Releases

 

No information available

Trials

 

Past court hearings: no information available

 Upcoming court hearings: no information available

 

Ill-treatments/Torture

 

No information available

Other

No information available

2) Violence against HRDs

Killings

No information available

Injuries with live rounds 

No information available

Other serious injuries

 

Name: Harun Amayreh, 25 years old, journalist from Palestine TV and Abbas Moumani, human rights defender, 36 years old who was injured by a rubber bullet to his back

Place: Bil’in

Date of injury: Friday 8 October

Circumstances: Harun Amayreh suffered tear gas asphyxiation and Abbas Moumani was injured by a rubber bullet to the back at the Bil’in weekly protest against the Wall  

Name: Imran Mansour, 11 and Iyad Gaith, 10

Place : Silwan, Jerusalem

Date of Injury: Friday 8 October

Circumstances: A group were throwing stones when the head of Elad Settlement Association drove straight into the two victims. Imran suffered a head injury and a broken shoulder bone, whilst Eyad broke his leg and hand. Both are being treated at the Al Maqased Hospital.

Other

 

 

3) Collective Punishment

Damage of property

No information available

Closures

 

 

Incursions

 

Place: Ni’lin

Date of incursion: Monday 4 October

Circumstances: A grassroots committee representative reported that the Israeli occupation forces stormed the village from several directions, and clashed with locals residents, firing tear gas and sound bombs before entering the Bagthamam house and arresting Saeed Mohammad Khawaja, a 21 year old student from Birzeit University, Tariq Tawfiq a 19 years old activist, and Mohammed Younis Amira, 18 years, who is the brother of the martyr Youssef Amira, and of Amira Rezk and Osman

Other

 

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