October 15, 2010

Israel captures mother of newborn in Occupied Territories

Ma'an - HEBRON – Israeli forces detained seven residents of the Hebron district on Monday, including a mother who gave birth 2 weeks ago, locals said.

Israeli soldiers detained Sajida Riziq Muhammad Al-Awawda, 20, at midday outside Hebron university, where she is a student of Islamic law. The Palestinian Prisoners' Society called for her immediate release as she gave birth by cesarean and still required medical attention. Her husband Mahmud Abu Hashem is in prison in Israel, the society said, and their new-born son has been left in the care of his grandmother.

Earlier Monday, soldiers raided Sa'ir village at dawn, and detained Nizar Hussein Al-Aramin, Raed Saket Jaradat, Jihad Khaled and Mahdi Jaradat after raiding their homes.

Forces also detained Iyad Al-Allami, a member of the Popular committee against the wall in Beit Ummar.

The men were taken to an unknown destination.

Locals said Israeli forces demolished a well in east of Hebron belonging to Wael Al-Rajabi, and arrested his 18-year-old son.

Requests for comment from the Israeli army were transferred to the Israeli Border Guard, the police's paramilitary unit.


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