With its resistance and deterrence to settlers, will the village of Barqa cross the path of the upcoming “popular intifada” in the West Bank?

Nablus- An hour, two, three, and the fourth was almost approaching twelve, announcing midnight, when the doctor came out of the operating room at Al-Najah Hospital in Nablus, in the northern West Bank. .

Aws Shabeeb, 17, is one of hundreds of Palestinians who were wounded by the Israeli occupation army last night with a variety of bullets, between neighborhood and rubber-coated metal, and tear gas, in confrontations described as “the most violent” in the village of Barqa for a week continuously in defense of its land against attacks. settlers.

“The injury was critical, and we had to amputate parts of the injured’s intestines, but we passed the stage of extreme danger,” Doctor Khaled Damiati told Al Jazeera Net. The young men from Auss’s friends and family who came to the hospital in dozens shouted “Praise be to God,” and then prayed to God that It is cured.

Part of the return of the people of Cyrenaica to their land after the settlers evacuated it before they returned to it again (Al-Jazeera)

wholesale injuries

Meanwhile, while the doctors were doing their best to save Aws, the other injured were arriving at Rafidia Governmental Hospital in Nablus and other hospitals, respectively, and others were being treated in the field, after the occupation intensified and started firing live bullets, targeting anyone who saw it or fell within the sight of the sniper soldier.

Between confrontations on the ground and injuries trickling into hospitals, the family of the citizen Mamoun Desouki (Abu Hussein) was no less bad. The family spent the night sitting on the ground, and could not sleep or even leave the house whose rooms were flooded with tear gas and its old walls shook with sound bombs. .

In the same pain, Abu Hussein (60 years old) woke up to check on his relatives, especially his son Amin, who had a broken leg a few days ago as a result of the attacks of the occupation army, and collected what fell in his house from the remnants of the occupation army of bullet cartridges and bombs that exceeded 100 bombs.

Abu Hussein told Al Jazeera Net, describing what happened to his house, “The occupation army turned it – by virtue of its location between two streets – into a shield or a military barracks to repel stone-throwers, and we were in the eye of the storm.”

Ambulances evacuate the injured in Cyrenaica (Al-Jazeera)

You will never be home again

For about 10 days, the story of intense tension in the village of Burqa between the occupation army and settlers on one side and the people on the other, especially after the killing of an Israeli settler and the wounding of two others in an operation carried out by Palestinians in front of the settlement of Homesh perched on the lands of Burqa and the neighboring villages.

Throughout these days, the confrontation did not subside, and intensified after the settlers called and mobilized numbers in the thousands and organized their march under the protection of the occupation army last Thursday towards Jabal Homesh. Palestinian, especially the northern ones.

The loudspeakers of the mosques of Cyrenaica and the neighboring villages sang, “Hay to the jihad.” Thousands of people swarmed towards the western neighborhood, where the confrontations are intensifying. They answered the call, coming from all sides, and chanted at the top of their voice, “On the ground, steadfast, a thorn in the throat of the occupiers.”

Then they advanced with their bare bodies and set tires on fire to confuse the occupation soldiers, who climbed on the rooftops – among them snipers – in the village, and spread in hundreds at its entrance and along the main street to secure and protect the settlers’ march.

“There is only an inch left in the place but a demonstrator has stood on it,” thus describing the activist scene in the anti-settlement movement in the village, Dirar Abu Omar, and he tells Al Jazeera Net that their demonstration is not a reaction to the settlers’ attacks in Homesh as if it were an emergency event, but rather considered that their return to the settlement under any circumstances A “red line”, and that “expelling them from Homesh and protecting the people from their attacks” is their first priority now.

Palestinian youths block roads in front of the occupation army in Cyrenaica (Al-Jazeera)

eternal struggle

Homesh was established as an Israeli army camp in 1978, on Mount Al-Zuhur and Al-Qubaybat, from the lands of Cyrenaica and the neighboring villages, and occupied more than 1,000 dunams (a dunam is equal to one thousand square meters) of land, then soon expanded to occupy about 4,000 dunams.

And in 2005, the Israeli government vacated it with a “unilateral” decision, so that the owners of the land began building it, but they were surprised by the settlers’ continued storming and assaulting it until today, and they took advantage of the killing of the last settler to prove their presence through a religious school, and they named it “Shumash” instead of Homesh.

For more than 40 years, the struggle of the Barqawis against Homesh and the occupation army did not stop, and the village provided 6 martyrs throughout the Al-Aqsa Intifada and hundreds of prisoners and wounded, and continued its resistance on Saturday when it defeated thousands of settlers and prevented their march. their aggression.

It collapsed with Barqa all the surrounding villages and other villages in the West Bank, as well as political and leadership figures and the popular resistance cadres, as other areas moved the arena of confrontations to it, and resistance fighters opened fire on positions of the occupation army and its settlements, as happened in the settlement of Psjot near Ramallah and Hawara camp south of Nablus .

And through the virtual world, victory was not said for Cyrenaica and the crowd for it, and the tags “Save Cyrenaica” and “Curqa Resist” topped the Palestinian and international circulation.

Activist Dirar Abu Omar: The return of settlers to the settlement under any circumstance is a red line (Al-Jazeera)

The pride of the resistance

Mohamed Azem, mayor of Sebastia, adjacent to Cyrenaica, says that the mass uprising that was launched in support of Cyrenaica constituted a “pride” for the popular resistance and a victory over the settlers’ gangs, especially as it embodied “national unity” in its strongest manifestations.

Azem points out that they moved their response to the settlers in Cyrenaica to the entrance to their town, Sbeita, after settlers tried to storm and burn houses near the settlement.

On the ground, what happened in Cyrenaica – according to Abdullah Abu Rahma, one of the leaders of the popular resistance in the West Bank – confirms that the popular will is fine and can achieve results, as it has charted a path to eliminating the phenomenon of settlement gangs that have become increasingly violent and arrogant against the Palestinians.

Abu Rahma tells Al Jazeera Net that Cyrenaica taught the occupation and settlers a lesson that the defenseless Palestinian, with his unity and solidarity, fails their plans, adding that what really happened is “a good omen” for a popular uprising that will lead to an explosion in the street if the occupation government continues to protect and support settlers.

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