Learn About Israeli Terrorism in this Video

Kawther Salam

July 9, 2010

Breaking YOU
– a common saying which can be heard when somebody attacks a
defenseless person. "Breaking
" were the only words uttered by dozens of defenseless
women who were crying and screaming in their homes in Hebron, when
dozens of IDF soldiers terrorized them in their houses. The inhuman
scene was followed by the sound of bombs exploding. Then, the smoke was
rising and citizens running. This was a simple ethnic cleansing
operation of the IDF soldiers, who went to the Al Baqa’a Valley and
terrorized people, most of them were women and children. The IDF
continued firing bombs.

scene of barbarism and terror can be seen in the video below. This
crime took place yesterday in Al Baqa’a Valley, a Palestinian
residential district of Hebron where thousands of Palestinians live
since before 1967 without the basic necessities of life. My cousin
Fatiha Ali Jaber lives in this area.

What happens in Al-Baqa’a Valley
is simply inhumane, immoral. It is
terrorism and
genocide according to international regulations and laws. The crime is
credited to Lt. Col. Guy Hazut, commander of the so-called Hebron
military brigade, and to
military Brigadier Yoav
Mordechai, head of the so called Civil Administration. See the video
below and read the press release of the American Christian Peace Maker
Team, which is below the video

For Immediate Release – Al Khalil –
Hebron – CPT – Israeli Border Police Destroy Vegetable Fields in Al Baqa’a Valley – July
7, 2010 – Israeli border police destroyed several Palestinian fields in
Al Baqa’a Valley just east of Hebron on July 6, 2010, directly impacting
the livelihood of more than one hundred Palestinians. Landowners said
that Israeli border police and the Israeli District Coordinating Office
(DCO), responsible for the coordination of Palestinian civilian affairs
in Area C, began implementing the destruction at around 8:30am.  Israeli
authorities, with the assistance of hired labor, damaged fields of
vegetables and destroyed the irrigation systems of those fields.

When international peace activists from
Christian Peacemaker Teams arrived in the area at 11:30am, about 20
workers hired by the Israeli border police and DCO had cut and disposed
of the irrigation pipes laid in two fields.  The fields each measured 10
dunams (approximately 40 acres) and included tomatoes, eggplant,
cauliflower, and beans.  In addition to dismantling the irrigation
pipes, the workers also cut the twines that were holding up each tomato
plant.  A matriarch of the family, Aratiki Karim, said, "These tomatoes
are for the kids, for the babies, to feed the kids and to sell them to
buy other food for the kids."  The Palestinian farmers had planted the
tomato plants nearly three months ago and the tomatoes were only 20 days
from being ready for market.

The border police, DCO, and hired laborers
then moved to another field further along Route 60 in the Al Baqa’a Valley to perform
the same procedure.  The border police blocked the junction between the
residential zone and the nearby fields, shooting tear gas and sound
bombs to prevent Palestinians from going to the area where the hired
workers were removing more irrigation pipes.

Several women and children suffered from
tear gas inhalation and required hospitalization. Badran Mohammed
Jabber, looking out onto his destroyed fields uttered in exasperation,
"I have spent 43 years under the Israeli reign of terror.  I have lived
my life in fear, I never know what the Israelis will do tomorrow.  They
have destroyed my land, they have destroyed my life, and these fields
are my life."

This is
not the first time Israeli authorities have destroyed crops and
irrigation equipment in the Al Baqa’a Valley.


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