November 23, 2010

Video: Israeli Occupation Forces kidnap teen in Bil'in home overnight

Israeli occupation soldier abducts Palestinian children.

RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- A 16-year-old boy was kidnapped from his family home in the central West Bank village of Bil'in overnight, Israeli military officials confirmed.

Officials from the village popular committee said armored military jeeps and personnel carriers entered the area at approximately 2:30 a.m., stormed the home of Adeeb Abu Rahmah, who was detained 17 months earlier, and arrested his son Mohammed, blindfolded him and took him to a waiting jeep.

According to a statement from the village popular committee, witnesses described a group of masked soldiers forcefully entering the house without showing a warrant.

An Israeli military spokesman said the teen was arrested on "suspicion of participation in violent and illegal riots."

The spokesman said allegations made by the popular committee that photographer Haitham Khatib was assaulted by soldiers as he documented the detention were misplaced.

Khatib "disturbed the soldiers during a regular arrest campaign," he said, adding that he was asked to leave. When he refused and continued photographing, the spokesman said, "he was removed from the scene." 



Israeli army continues to abduct children and use them as human shields, Defence for Children International reported

A few days before a Palestinian farmer was beaten by Israeli soldiers after he asked them to open the agricultural gate and allow him access to his farm land.

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