March 1, 2011

Bibi! The wounded are on your head!

Following our release is the Arutz 7 story about what happened. You can click on the link and see how a policeman is shooting at a resident

By clicking on these two links you will see a picture of the policemen all geared up for "battle' and a picture of one young Jew shot in the

Here is more footage:

Protests were held yesterday all over the country against the Chavat
Gilad shooting. Overnight, Women in Green activists pasted hundreds of
posters all over Judea saying:
"Bibi! In Chavat Gilad you shot yourself in the foot!"
To see pictures of the posters in Efrat, Alon Shvut, Tsomet Gush
Etzion, etc, please click on:

With love for Israel,

Yehudit Katsover and Nadia Matar


Women for Israel's Tomorrow (Women in Green) and the Judea Action Committee strongly condemn the use of rubber bullets by the security forces against the Jews of Havat Gilad, true idealists, this morning
during the destruction of a few houses in the yishuv.

Bibi Netanyahu! The wounded are on your head! Stop hiding behind Ehud Barak!

We see all around us how regimes who shoot at their citizens end up.

Women for Israel's Tomorrow(Women in Green)- Judea Action committee
Yehudit Katsover 050-7161818  Nadia Matar 050-5500834


Clamor Increases to Investigate Police Violence at Gilad Farm
February 28, 2011
by Hillel Fendel

( MKs Zevulun Orlev (Jewish Home) and Uri Ariel
(National Union), the Land of Israel Legal Forum, and the Yesha
Council of Jewish Communities in Judea and Samaria ­ all demand an
investigation into the extreme police violence at today’s destruction
at the Gilad Farm - Havat Gilad, a private farm in the Shomron, near

The police denied using rubber bullets ­ and the residents confirmed.
“They used pneumatic bullets, which are much worse,” said one
resident; see photo (red background, below) showing samples of
projectiles shot by the police.

The end of the video above [provided by the Shomron Residents
Committee] shows a policeman shooting at a resident from “three meters
away,” according to Ilana Shimon, Community Director and member of the
town council. "My husband was protesting how they shoved me and tore
off my sister-in-law's head kerchief, so they pushed him away and then
shot him from short-range... There was tremendous violence of all
kinds - violence, violence, violence. They took our adopted son and
arrested him ­ and then, even after he was on the floor, they
continued beating him!”

Destroyed were a home, the foundations of two homes, a tent above one
of them, and the village gate.

Shimon said the residents of the farm ­ 28 families, most with young
children ­ plan to immediately begin building three additional
buildings as their response to today’s events. “Though we are short on
funds, and we have had to raise funds for soler fuel just to heat our
homes, we are embarking on this campaign because the only answer to
these tribulations is to keep on building! For those who want to help,
our bank account number is Mizrachi-Tefachot 483-188835.”

Yesha Council Chairman Danny Dayan has already written to IDF Chief of
Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz and Israel Police Chief David Cohen,
demanding that they investigate the source of the orders to open fire
at residents during the demolition operation.

"It is completely unthinkable,” Dayan wrote, “that soldiers and police
officers would point a weapon at the inhabitants, and it doesn't
matter what kind of ammunition is being used."

Residents of Havat Gilad said that in addition to dye bullets, police
also used gas grenades and stun grenades.

The Legal Forum for the Land of Israel called for the Police
Investigation Unit to open an immediate inquiry into today’s events.
Forum Director Nachi Eyal said that the 13 wounded and the level of
violence shows that security forces acted savagely. “It must be
ascertained who gave the orders to be overly violent,” he said, “and
the Forum will do what it can to bring those responsible to trial… Any
soldier or policeman who doesn't understand that enforcement of
construction laws does not justify shooting at citizens should be
banned from serving in the security services of the State of Israel."

MK Zevulun Orlev said he was “astounded” by the level of violence
displayed by security forces. "We will demand a thorough investigation
and prosecution of security forces," he said. Earlier, MK Uri Ariel
(National Union) said he expected to see the violent police officers
and those who gave them their orders brought to trial.

Women For Israel's Tomorrow  (Women in Green)
POB 7352, Jerusalem 91072, Israel
Tel: 972-2-624-9887 Fax: 972-2-624-5380

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