Archive for the ‘Na’alin’ tag
The Samaria-Judea District Police distributed “Closed Military Zone” orders to 16 left wing activists, informing them that the villages of Nabi Saleh, Na’alin, Bil’in, and Kadum in the West Bank are declared off limits. (Arutz Sheva)
(Hebrew – Walla!)
Border police officer, Omri Abu, has been acquitted, on the grounds of reasonable doubt, of the shooting death of 10 year old Ahmed Moussa, during a demonstration against the separation fence near the West Bank town of Na’alin. (Haaretz)
(Hebrew – Haaretz)
A Border Guard who is charged with the killing of a 10 year old boy in the village of Na’alin said in his trial that even though his life was not threatened by stones thrown by Palestinians at his armored car, he returned fire in order not to convey weakness. (Haaretz)
A weekly report by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) reveals that security forces had injured 204 Palestinians in the West Bank this week, including at least 60 children, most of them at demonstrations in memory of the Nakba Day on May 15. Four security forces men were injured as well. The clashes included mainly stone throwing by protesters, and firing live ammunition, metal bullets with rubber covering, and tear gas by Israeli troops. Most of the clashes took place in East Jerusalem, especially in the Old City and near the Qalandiya and Shuafat barriers. Also, Palestinians were injured during the weekly demonstrations against the separation fence in Bil’in and Na’alin, and against the expansion of the Halamish settlement within the village of Nabi Saleh. In Gaza, soldiers killed a 16-year-old retarded boy. During a Palestinian demonstration in Beit Lahiya, near the Erez border crossing, Israeli forces opened fire with live ammunition on unarmed demonstrators, injuring 103 people, including 33 boys. In addition, several tank shells were fired within 300 meters of the demonstrators, to stop the parade.
Major General Gershon Ha’cohen gave character testimony for Lt. Colonel Omri Burberg, who was convicted, along with Corporal Leonardo Chorea, of shooting a bound Palestinian man in Na’alin (Hebrew). According to Major General Ha’cohen, Burberg “is on of the best people, one whose judgment can be relied upon. The event he was involved in did not constitute a failure of values but rather, an operational accident. The fact that his position as battalion commander was terminated is a sufficiently harsh punishment.” Brigadier General Avi Ashkenazi, commander of the Land-based Training in Ze’elim and Burberg’s direct commander also testified for Burberg and said that “Omri was heavily punished. There is no greater punishment than taking away your battalion, this is the most focal position in the army.”