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Armed settlers attack West Bank village
Published Friday 02/09/2011 (updated) 03/09/2011 18:55
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Israeli settlers scuffle with Palestinian journalists at a protest against confiscation
of Burin village land by the settlement Bracha, near Nablus on Aug. 7, 2009
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NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Armed Israeli settlers attacked Jalud village south of Nablus on Friday demanding that villagers leave their homes, a Palestinian official said.

Clashes broke out and Israeli police arrived on the scene, where they fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse villagers, Ghassan Doughlas, the Fatah official charged with monitoring settlement activity in the northern West Bank, told Ma'an.

The settlers, from a small outpost near Jalud called Ahiya, attacked homes and properties, Doughlas said.

Threatening villagers with weapons, they called on the Palestinians to evacuate the village, he added.

A spokeswoman from Israel's Judea and Samaria Police said groups of Palestinians and Israeli settlers from Ahiya gathered "to protest about each other."

"One of the Israelis said they heard someone shoot in the air, so the police came, but they didn't see any shooting" and went on to disperse the group, she said.

Jalud, a community of about 600 Palestinians, faces high unemployment and migration from the village as land confiscation and violence from nearby outposts Ahiya and Kida, both about 50-person strong, pose a threat to the village, Jalud's mayor says.

Outposts are communities built without official Israeli government permission in the West Bank, often expanding the larger and accredited settlements on Palestinian land, although many outposts are established with tacit state support.

The latest figures from the Israeli group Peace Now, which opposes the settlements, puts the number of Israeli settlement outposts at around 100.

Six outposts and two larger settlements, Shilo and Eli, surround the Jalud area.
1 ) Stupid Lies / Maan
02/09/2011 16:57

IF "armed" settlers attack West Bank village of Jalud, then
WHERE are the dead and injured, and
WHY would Israeli settlers scuffle with Palestinian journalists ??

2 ) Yehuda Solomon / Israel
02/09/2011 18:10
Our security agreements with the Palestinians have to get better--and get better fast--to stop these lawless invasions of Palestinian villages. What's the justification ? Had I been there I would have intervened to stop it. If this report is accurate and I believe Ma'an News Agency is highly reliable, we have to respect law and order but, unless it involves attacking or stealing (current) Palestinian land or property (which apparently this does), have the right to settle anywhere.

3 ) southparkbear / usa
02/09/2011 21:22
and where is the village in the picture?

4 ) Jerrold Cohen / USA
03/09/2011 03:43
Just like Israel. The Israeli settlers are in the wrong but the Israeli police disperse the Palestinians.

5 ) Stephen Verchinski / USA
03/09/2011 04:10
Where my grandfather was from it was told that Zionists working with Bolshevics assisted in the resettlement to Siberia of thousands of Poles along the German Russian borderland. Many were given scant hour or less to leave their homes and report to the rail station..those that did not go .... Seems the human race is not changing at all. Shame on the Israelis.

6 ) Juvenalia / Chile
03/09/2011 04:31
I am a Refugee m? self, had to leave m? Home at 19 p.m.in 1948. onl? with a tin? bag, that was taken in a hurr?.
I could never go back HOME. We,millions of us, ran through mountains,arrived in Bethlehem at 4 a.m. the next da?.
Babies, old people and small children wanted water, ...there was none! NO WHERE TO GO!
At the age of 14 one does not understand WH?
Now, how can all the world be so BLIND, seeing and hearing the news all these 63 ?ears, but acting so foolish LIE SO SHAMELESL? s

7 ) Pritch / USA
03/09/2011 06:33
Under the UN Charter there can lawfully be no territorial gains from war, even by a state acting in self-defense. The response of other states to Israel’s occupation shows a virtually unanimous opinion that even if Israel’s action was defensive, its retention of the West Bank and Gaza Strip was not...The [UN] General Assembly characterized Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza as a denial of self determination and hence a ‘serious and increasing threat to international peace and security

8 ) marijke / holland
03/09/2011 11:50
My heart bleads, reading all this.
How can peolple treat other people this way? How will they feel, the
day they die... Will they then still be able to die in peace?...

9 ) elias / palestine
03/09/2011 13:47
one word,resistance..

10 ) Gary Hess / Israel
03/09/2011 21:44
3 words - bring it on!

04/09/2011 04:23
9) elias, resist, a fat lot of good that has done your for the past 63 years

12 ) Lexy / USA
04/09/2011 08:57
Why would anyone not believe that zionists are indeed in control of the Western Governments?...especially the USA? How else could this lawlessness and thuggrey go on for 60 years with either the silence or aquiessence of most of Europe and America.? This Israeli national policy of encouraging perpetual banditry punctuated by periods of wholesale homicide against the palestinians?

04/09/2011 16:32
12 ) Lexy / USA

I really hate to point out the fact that it was the Arabs that violated the UN Parititon Plan and attacked Israel in 1948

That's where your lawlessness originated

Oh yes, 6 million American Jews, Control a Congress that represents 300 million non-Jews, in your draeams!

14 ) rashid / cairo
04/09/2011 20:18
maybe we should hit you jews outside palestine also...

04/09/2011 21:08
I wouldn't put it past you; you did attack on Yom Kippur, the Holiest day of our year
Hamasrecently promised to carry out attacks against Jews all over the world
You attack anyone of any faith, including your own Copts within Egypt
Aswan Dam & Suez make easy targets, keep that in what little mind your have
I think there are Muslims outside of the troubled area, think of what can also happen to them, you nitwit. Haven’t you lost enough wars already ?

16 ) hakim / beirut
05/09/2011 01:14
@15 BEN JABO dont forget the 60s,70s and 80s,ie,before osloplan this is what happened. you hit our people,in Palestine. helped by foreign overseas ,you gloat at the fact palestinians being killed in Gaza,west bank and arabs in lebanon. yet whimper when you get hit back. sorry but you jews ought to get reality check.

17 ) issa / south africa
05/09/2011 10:12
awareness to the world about the inhumane atrocities of 1 ethnic group upon another, and gross military force with which it is imposed. As a South African, who has suffered under a racist regime, we find the apartheid and babarism of Israel on the palestinian civilians far worse than the oppression we suffered, and we are proud that 2 land convoys, are enroute from Cape Town, accross Africa, to Gaza, with medical and food aid,

18 ) eesa / south africa
05/09/2011 10:48
what we always fail to remember, is the illigitimacy of the veru existence of the israeli state, from it's inception, by the gross illegal displacement, of an ethnic group, from their land and homes, aided by yoiur so called western "civilised"nations. Not only was that action inhumane, and unethical, but also sinful in the highest degree, and totally disrespectful yo the aw of god and the 10 commandments. south africas apartheid was a holiday compared to israeli racism and oppression

05/09/2011 18:11
16 ) hakim / beirut
Back to square one, when five Arab armies, including Lebanon, invaded the State of Israel in 1948, which started the whole messI never heard any Jew going around yelling "Kill the Arabs', though there have been many of your brothers yelling "Kill the Jews"
All of the wars and terror attacks were started by your brothersIsrael left Gaza, rocket fiire increased, did you expect Israel to sit back to allow it? , if you did, you are out of your mind

05/09/2011 21:23

21 ) Israel Ben Bull / USA
06/09/2011 00:50
<> Right. Just like Poland invaded the State of Germany in 1939 and started WWII.

06/09/2011 07:17

You had already stated your postion

Let me explain it in plain lingo, we are here to stay, and if you don't like it,
as they say in Russki, tuffshitsky

06/09/2011 16:43

Forgive me for not knowing that you welcomed Zionists in the first place

07/09/2011 16:05
21 )

Try reading the history books YOU fool

07/09/2011 23:17

26 ) Maureen / Australia
25/09/2011 05:14
Well, it seems poor old Ben Jabo has his work cut out - his hasbara teachers will be pleased!

27 ) Hilde / Norway
22/01/2013 22:37
I've been to Jalud, I've felt the aggression from the illegal Israeli squatters, they want to ethnically cleanse the Palestinian villages and claim them for themselves, these European Jews. Wonderful.
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