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Illegal Israeli Settlers Lynch a Palestinian Shepherd in Aqraba, Attack Kafr Al-Deek, Protected by Israeli Occupation Forces, Which Beat Youths in Kafr Qaddoum, Besiege Tulkarem

Illegal Israeli settlers lynch a Palestinian Shepherd in Nablus city

Sunday September 28, 2008 11:30 by IMEMC Staff - IMEMC & Agencies

A number of illegal Israeli Jewish settlers lynched yesterday night a Palestinian Shepard in the Aqraba village, an outskirt of the West Bank city of Nablus, Palestinian security sources reported.

The sources said that the settlers, believed to be from the Etamar settlement, opened their gunfire on Yehya Atta Bani Monia, 18-year-old, while shepherding in the evening of Saturday.

Witnesses who found the corpse of this Palestinian slain said that at least 20 bullets have been riddled into his body.

Over the past few weeks, several illegal Israeli settlers attacks were reported in the Nablus city, as many Palestinian-owned properties were reportedly damaged.

Israeli settlers are based on the occupied Palestinian lands in the West Bank illegally. All United Nations Nations' conventions as well as the international humanitarian law regard the settlements illegal, however, the Israeli occupation government continues to enhance such settlement activities.

Illegal Israeli Settlers attack a Palestinian village near Salfit

Sunday September 28, 2008 00:46 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC

Al-Haq Human Rights Organization reported on Saturday at night that a group of illegal Israeli settlers invaded the village of Kafr Al-Deek, near the West Bank city of Salfit and attacked dozens of homes and vehicles.

Al-Haq added that Israeli occupation soldiers, present with the settlers, did not attempt to intervene and even provided the settlers with protection.

Instead of removing the settlers from the village, the soldiers imposed curfew barring the residents from leaving their homes and fired rounds of live ammunition at random.

Earlier on Saturday, the Israeli occupation army imposed curfew on the village, and apparently lifted it later on, but when the settlers attacked it, soldiers imposed curfew once again and thus punishing the victims instead of the attackers.

As dozens of residents challenged the curfew in order to protect their homes against the ongoing settlers attack, soldiers fired gas bombs, flares, rounds of live ammunition and rubber-coated metal bullets.

Initial reports revealed that at least one resident was apparently wounded and was moved to a local hospital.

Israeli occupation forces storm Kafr Qaddoum and beat youths

Date: 28 / 09 / 2008  Time:  09:17
Qalqilia – Ma’an –

Israeli occupation forces beat and harassed several youth after they stormed the northern West Bank village of Kafr Qaddoum east of Qalqiliya on Saturday evening.

A ten-soldier Israeli patrol accosted a group of ten Palestinian youth and asked for their ID cards. While the men were waiting for their cards to be checked, other soldiers began harassing them and beat several of the young men.

Eyewitnesses said those beaten were Hassan Shetaiwi, Muhammad Shteiwi and Hilmi Shetaiwi.

Tulkarem nearly shut down as checkpoints erected at all entrances and exits

Date: 27 / 09 / 2008  Time:  20:38
Tulkarem – Ma’an –

Temporary checkpoints were installed around the West Bank city of Tulkarem Saturday night, and complicated security procedures have delayed vehicles entering the city.

Ma’an’s reporter added that long lines of cars were held up at the checkpoints, and no reasons for the strict and sudden measures have been given.

Checkpoints have been installed on the Tulkarem- Far’oun road running south from the city, as well as on the Tulkaem- Bal’a road running east from the city.

Eyewitnesses said soldiers were giving particular trouble to Palestinians living in Israel, who had travelled into the West Bank to do shopping and visit families during the last days of Ramadan.

The permanent military checkpoint at I’nab east of Tulkarem has been nearly shut down, causing long delays for drivers in both directions.

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