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An “exceptional night of confusion” with firecrackers and torches in Jabal Sabih, in celebration of the results of the “Tawjihi”

Jerusalem24 – In contrast to many “Tawjihi” high school students and their families who celebrate among themselves their success by firing firecrackers in residential neighborhoods, the people of Beita town, south of Nablus, insisted that this year’s celebration be in their own way, as the “guards of Jabal Sabih” celebrated the “Night of Confusion” on Tuesday evening.

A balloon with the name of a fallen Palestinian, who was killed by Israeli forces during the Beita protests.

On Tuesday evening, the “Guardians of the Mountain” celebrated an “exceptional night of confusion” dedicated to high school graduates, and their participation, in their own way, as they lit torches, fired firecrackers, raised patriotic songs and songs, distributed sweets, and released balloons with the names of the Palestinians who fell during popular events. The latter is against the establishment of the outpost, with the flavor of joy filled with sadness for the slain protesters, wounded and detainees, anger and insistence until the removal of the “Evitar” outpost, which is built on top of “Sabih” mountain.

In this context, the deputy mayor of Beita, Musa Hamayel, explained that a decision was taken by high school students and the people of Beta to collect all the explosives that were to be launched to celebrate the results of high school in the town today, and it was agreed not to launch them in the town, and the transfer of These firecrackers were sent to the vicinity of Mount Sabih through the “night confusion” activities towards the “Evitar” outpost, which is located on the top of Mount Sabih.

Hamayel confirms that despite the tragedies, the message from the night confusion activity on Tuesday evening, that the people of Beita insist on celebrating the results of their children, as well as protesting with the “night confusion” in response to the attempts of the Israeli army to ambush the young men during the past days, arresting and beating them in a violent manner, then releasing them and being executed. They were then taken to the hospital for treatment.

According to Hamayel, and contrary to what was expected that there would be a drop in rates, 140 male and female students passed the high school exam in the town of Beita out of 160 examinees, and among those who passed the exam were 50 male and female students who obtained superior rates in the nineties, which indicates the lack of The impact of what is happening in Beta on the lives of students, and that students are determined to excel, and that students and parents will not accept that they are uneducated, “certificates for them are a weapon with which they face the occupation.”

For the past three months, popular activities have continued in the vicinity of “Sabih” mountain from the lands of the towns of Beita, Qabalan, and Yatma, south of Nablus, in refusal to establish the “Evitar” settlement outpost on the top of the mountain. Although an Israeli decision was issued to convert the use of this outpost into a “Jewish religious institute” instead of settlers living in it more than a month ago, popular activities continued, rejecting the continued establishment of the outpost and insisting on the demand for its removal.

These popular activities against the “Evitar” outpost varied, most notably the experience of night confusion, which is used for the first time in the West Bank, starting from Beta.

During the popular activities rejecting the establishment of the outpost on the top of “Sabih” mountain, 5 Palestinians were killed from the town of Beita: Muhammad Saeed Hamayel, Dr. Issa Barham, Zakaria Hamayel, Ahmed Bani Shamsa, and Shadi Al-Sharfa, whose body the occupation forces continue to detain, in addition to the killing of the young Tariq Sanubar. From the nearby village of Yatma.

During these popular events in the vicinity of “Sabeeh” mountain, 2,700 citizens were injured, including about 100 injuries that caused disabilities. The arrest of 40 citizens, 3 of whom were released.

Hamayel confirms that the aim of these arrests, as well as targeting young men with injuries, is through which the occupation forces seek to thwart the popular resistance that rejects the establishment of the settlement outpost on the top of “Sabih” mountain.

While Hamayel notes that, in the coming days, a decision may be issued regarding the “Evitar” outpost, and despite the lack of clarity on the next decision, Hamael hopes that it will be in the interest of the residents and the removal of the outpost.

Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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