Sunday, June 28, 2009
News With a Twist
Date: 27 / 06 / 2009 Time: 09:23
Hebron - Ma'an - An Israeli and a Palestinian woman were severely beaten? and between 15 and 24 Israeli activists were arrested as the group attempted to access Palestinian agricultural lands near the Bat Ayin settlement north of Hebron Saturday.
A Palestinian’s leg was broken as soldiers beat him with rifle butts, and an Israeli activist had her wrist fractured. (Anybody buy this? If you want to follow this nonsense through, click on http://www.maanimages.com/index.php, in Find Image write Safa in text and past 2 days for time frame.You will find 11 photographs by Mamoun Wazwaz of Maan Images. Sorry to disappoint, but no rifle butt beatings.From this Youtube it would seem the chayalim are exercising far more patience then is appropriate to this collection.)
The group had entered an area long declared a “closed military zone” after the nearby Israeli settlement expanded. The no-go zone is a buffer between the settlement fence and the Palestinian agricultural area.
The area around the settlement, next to Safa village, was declared a "closed military zone" since 2 April when an unidentified man, thought to be a Palestinian, attacked a settler youth with an axe, killing the boy. (No, actually identified, caught, Arab from the village, murderer,attempted to kill 2nd boy, see article below)
The attempted entrance into the closed zone was organized by Palestinian solidarity group ISM, which hired two Palestinian-Israeli's to drive vehicles into the West Bank so 35 solidarity activists could assist the local farmers in accessing their land.
Suspect in Bat Ayin stabbing attack in custody
Apr. 26, 2009
Yaakov Katz , THE JERUSALEM POST
The suspected murderer of 13-year-old Bat Ayin resident Shlomo Nativ was arrested earlier this month by the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) and the IDF, it was announced on Sunday.
Mousa Tiet allegedly infiltrated the settlement in Gush Etzion on April 2 while carrying a knife and an ax. He attacked Nativ with the knife and killed him. He then attacked and wounded seven-year-old Yair Gamliel with the ax.
On April 14, the Shin Bet succeeded in locating and capturing the 26-year-old Tiet, a resident of Khirbet Tzafah, 2 km. south of Bat Ayin.
The Shin Bet said that during his interrogation, Tiet confessed and reenacted the attack for investigators, and revealed the location of the murder weapon, which he had hidden near the scene. Tiet told investigators he had planned and carried out the attack for "religious purposes" and in order to die a shahid, or martyr.
He said he had purchased the weapons and hid them in a valley near Bat Ayin. On the morning of the attack, he collected them and infiltrated the settlement, first stabbing Nativ and then attacking Gamliel. He tried to attack a third child, who ran away.
When residents tried to apprehend him, Tiet fled to his village. He told interrogators that he had destroyed some of the evidence and continued with his regular life out of the belief that he would not be captured.