Jewish Settlers attack Swedish woman

Category: Middle East, World Affairs Topics: Conflicts And War, Occupation Views: 3068
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A 19-year old Swedish human rights worker had her cheekbone broken by a Jewish extremist in Hebron today. Earlier the same day at least five Palestinians, including a 3-year-old child, were injured by the settler-supporting extremists, who rampaged through Tel Rumeida hurling stones and bottles at local residents. Palestinian schoolchildren on their way home were also attacked. The Israeli army, which was intensively deployed in the area, did not intervene to stop the attacks.

Tove Johansson from Stockholm walked through the Tel Rumeida checkpoint with a small group of human rights workers (HRWs) to accompany Palestinian schoolchildren to their homes. They were confronted by about 100 Jewish extremists in small groups. They started chanting in Hebrew "We killed Jesus, we'll kill you too!" - a refrain the settlers had been repeating to internationals in Tel Rumeida all day.

After about thirty seconds of waiting, a small group of very aggressive male Jewish extremists surrounded the international volunteers and began spitting at them, so much so that the internationals described it as "like rain." Then men from the back of the crowd began jumping up and spitting, while others from the back and side of the crowd kicked the volunteers.

The soldiers, who were standing at the checkpoint just a few feet behind the HRWs, looked on as they were being attacked.

One settler then hit Tove on the left side of her face with an empty bottle, breaking it on her face and leaving her with a broken cheekbone. She immediately fell to the ground and the group of Jewish extremists who were watching began to clap, cheer, and chant. The soldiers, who had only watched until this point, then came forward and motioned at the settlers, in a manner which the internationals described as "ok... that's enough guys."

The extremists, however, were allowed to stay in the area and continued watching and clapping as the HRWs tried to stop the flow of blood from the young woman's face. Some, who were coming down the hill even tried to take photos of themselves next to her bleeding face, giving the camera a "thumbs-up" sign.

At this point, a HRW was taken into a police van and asked to identify who had attacked the group. The HRW did this, pointing out three Jewish extremists who the police took into their police vehicles. However, the extremists were all driven to different areas of the neighborhood and released nearly immediately. When one of the three was released on Shuhada Street, the crowd that was still celebrating the woman's injuries applauded and cheered.

A settler medic came to the scene about 15 minutes after the attack and immediately began interrogating the internationals who had been attacked about why they were in Hebron. He refused to help the bleeding woman lying on the street in any way.

Five minutes after the settler medic arrived, the army medic arrived and began treating the injured woman. When she was later put on a stretcher, the crowd again clapped and cheered. 

Police officers at the scene then began threatening to arrest the remaining HRWs if they did not immediately leave the area, even though they had just been attacked. 

The injured woman was taken to Kiryat Arba settlement and then to Hadassah Ein Keren hospital in Jerusalem.

HRWs were later told by the police that they had not even taken the names of those who were identified as having attacked the HRWs and that one of the main assailants had simply told the police that he was due at the airport in two hours to fly back to France.

The incident was the latest attack by extremist Jews in Hebron. The small group of Khannist settlers in Tel Rumeida regularly attack and harass Palestinians in the area. The violence sometimes spills over to the international human rights workers who accompany Palestinians in an attempt to protect them from settler attack.

The settlers in Tel Rumeida encourage Jewish tourists to come to support them, as a way of making up for their small numbers. Today, hundreds had come from tours in Israel for a special event - many from overseas: France, England and the United States.

Source: International Solidarity Movement


  Category: Middle East, World Affairs
  Topics: Conflicts And War, Occupation
Views: 3068

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Older Comments:
RICARDO JOHNSON FROM USA said:
The security forces obviously do not care about what their own people are doing. They do not care about the Palestinians,or the human right workers, or the Palestinian children.
If they did, those people would have been arrested...
Sometimes the jews make me sick, because they are now the nazis of the middle east. If any people should hate brutalty, it should be the jews, but now they are some of the worse perpretrators of violence in the region. They kill kids and destroy homes. They are NOT fair with the Palestinian people and yet they expect the rest of the world to support them or turn a blind eye.
2006-11-28

H.A. FROM YATHRIB said:
Where are all the zionists living in the USA and living in Palestines (not Israel, there is no such state as Israel; its Palestine) to explain to the world the reasons why the activist's cheek was broken?

The EUROPEAN UNION MUST impose SANCTIONS on the zionists regardless of whether the zionists are endangered species or not.

Very sad group of people (the Zionists) living on Earth. The root cause of all the world's wars and problems.
2006-11-26

CHRISTOPHER ABBEY FROM BOSTON, USA said:
Nasir A. , hey ! did you not know that Jews were the chosen people? They can do nothing wrong. They can cut you up, blow you up, kill your children and rape your women and children, rob you, steal your lands, lie, cheat, murder an entire population or destroy an entire city, but as the Evangelist priests have preacehed, they have carte blanche from God to commit any henious act, because when rapture happens only Christians and Jews will drift .. to heaven while all others will be left to rot on earth. Makes you wonder just who is the entity the Christians and Jews call God? It could not be the God the rest of world knows. So exactly what is it these holy cannot-do-wrong people are worshipping?
2006-11-22

SWDR FROM USA said:
Funny how this doesn't make the news. So who are the terrorists? The instigators? Then when the innocent palestinians, iraqi's, afghans etc...react, THAT's terrorism!
2006-11-22

ESLAM FROM USA said:
They are COWARDS who only attack the weak! ! !

If they find any real resistance, they run away with their tales tucked in.

Zionists and their agendas can strike the weak, but once the weak gain strength & stand up with might, they take the flight.
2006-11-22

MAGNUS JOHANSSON FROM STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN said:
Innocent Palestinian men, women & children are massacred by the Israelis each day. The world looks the other way. Rachel Corrie, a courageous American lady is murdered defending Arab children, crushed under Israeli bulldozers. The world looks the other way. Raffaele Ciriello, an Italian journalist was riddled with bullets by the IDF. The world looked the other way. James Miller, a British journalist documenting the targeting of Palestinian children by the IDF, was blown to bits by an Israeli tank. The world looked the other way. Thomas Hundal, yet another British journalist, machine gunned down by IDF gunfire. The Killing officer got off with a reprimand. The world looked the other way. Israeli hoodwinks the US into helping it expand its territory into Arab lands. On false pretexts, urged by the Israeli lobby, supported by both the Republicans and the Democrats, the US invades and attacks Iraqis for reasons still undetermined. 600,000 Iraqi civilians are massacred, countless tortured and executed and many continue to perish under naked US aggression. The world looks the other way. Lebanon is destroyed, yet again by Israel. The blood of the innocent is spilt yet again, as countless men, women and children are blown into bits by Israeli bombs. The world looks the other way. Israeli forces under Ariel Sharon work with the Christian Druze Militia to massacre women and children in the refugee camps of Arba and Shattila. The world looks the other way. Israel assassinates Arab workers in London, Italy and France, erroneously "suspected" of being terrorists. The world looks the other way. Does any one have any reason to wonder why the UN, NATO nor the EU has any credibility with Muslims and Arabs- indeed the entire thinking world? But every injustice will come to an end and every cruel oppressor will have to answer for his deeds in this world and the next. God has guaranteed that. Man's laws may flout justice, but God's laws are His and He will do justice.
2006-11-22

NASIR A FROM US said:
The person attacked he or she doesn't have mental problems that is the accuse the Jews give when someone attacks others in their illegal state.
2006-11-22