Israeli occupation forces kidnap 8 Palestinians in
the West Bank, invade Bil'in
Israeli occupation forces detain six Palestinians near Jenin
Date: 30 / 06 / 2009 Time: 11:50
Jenin – Ma’an
Israeli occupation forces kidnapped on Tuesday morning six
Palestinians during a raid on the village of Al-Araqa, west of Jenin in
the northern West Bank.
Palestinian security sources identified
the detainees as Sa’id Yahya, Mu’taz Hammad, Thaer Hammad, Muhammad Al-Qaysi,
Wajdi Al-Qaysi, and Awad Nasr. They were taken to unidentified
Eyewitnesses said that Israeli occupation soldiers
ransacked several homes and forced residents to evacuate them for
inspection. They also handed over warrants summoning some residents to
nearby Salem military base for interrogation.
In a different
regard, local residents of Al-Malih neighborhood in the Jordan Valley
said Israeli occupation forces conducted large-scale maneuvers and
drills in the Jordan valley at dawn.
Fat'h man in Qalqiliya, security man from Tulkarem
Date: 30 / 06 / 2009 Time: 10:47
Israeli occupation forces
a member of the local Fatah committee inthe northern West Bank city of
Qalqiliya, Raed Jbara, after ransacking his home on Tuesday morning.
The Fatah committee in Qalqiliya released a statement condemning the
apprehension of Jbara. “This crazy campaign by Israeli forces against
Fatah supporters in the West Bank is continuation of Israeli policies
aimed at subduing the Palestinian people and forcibly displacing them
from their lands,” said Murad Shteiwi, spokesperson of Fatah committee
Meanwhile, on Monday evening, Israeli forces
apprehended a member of the Palestinian Preventive Security, 28-year-old
Raafat Asa'sa from the village of Illar in Tulkarem district. The
detention took place at At-Tanib checkpoint between Nablus and Tulkarem
while Asa'sa was going back home after work.
kidnap 16-year-old in Bil'in
Date: 30 / 06 / 2009 Time: 10:28
a 16-year-old boy from his home in the West Bank village of Bil’in on
Tuesday in the latest of a series of raids in a community known for its
According to Iyad Burnat of Bil’in’s Popular
Committee Against the Wall, Israeli soldiers entered the village on foot
and took 16-year-old Suleiman Sif from his home to an unknown location.
Bil’in residents say the Israeli occupation army has invaded the
village nearly every night for the last two weeks. Sif was the eighth
person to be arrested in these raids.
Burnat alleged that the
latest invasion was “part of a broad campaign over the last two weeks by
the army to strike terror on the village of Bil'in.”
one of the organizers of a weekly demonstration against Israel’s
separation wall, which is being built in the village’s, cutting the
residents off from nearly 60% of their land and allowing the
construction of Israeli settlements.
Troops invade Bil'in, break into homes, kidnapped one child
Tuesday June 30, 2009 02:17 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News
The Friends of Freedom and Justice in Bil;'n, reported that Israeli
occupation soldiers invaded the village of Bil'in, near the Central West
Bank City of Ramallah, broke into several homes and kidnapped one child.
The committee stated that the soldiers detained several
residents inside their homes while violently searching the properties.
Members of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) confronted
the soldiers and the army declared the village a closed military zone,
and threatened to arrest anyone who leaves his home.
also topped several houses and took pictures of the area.
the house raids, the soldiers kidnapped Hamouda Yassin, 16, and took him
to an unknown destination.
Resident Haitham Khatib, a well known
peace activist, videotaped the soldiers before they started pushing him
and threatening to arrest him.
Two ISM activists intervened and
managed to pull him out of the grasp of the soldiers.
soldiers also broke into the home of Iyad Burnat, head of the Popular
Committee Against the Wall, and threatened to inflict harm on his
9-year-old son if he does not show them a camera he was holding.
Several residents and two ISM activists intervened and blocked the
soldiers path. The soldiers threatened to arrests the residents and the
ISM activists but eventually gave up and left the house.
invasion is part of similar attacks carried out by the army nearly every
night in the last two weeks.
Bil'in village is actively involved
in nonviolent resistance against the Israeli Annexation Wall. It's
weekly protests with the participation of Israeli and international
peace activists, and with its creative methods of nonviolent resistance
are met by extreme violence by the army.
The village is facing
the loss of 60% of its farmland due to the construction of the illegal