Monday, 6 July 2009

West Bank citizens kidnapped by IDF

Soldiers invade Bil'in, kidnap two residents

author Sunday July 05, 2009 21:35author by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News Report this post to the editors
Israeli soldiers invaded on Sunday at dawn, Bil’in village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, broke into several homes and kidnapped two residents, the Friends of Freedom and Justice - Bil'in reported.

Image, Friends of Freadom and Justice - Bil'in
Image, Friends of Freadom and Justice - Bil'in

About 100 soldiers, some masked, invaded the village, attacked and searched several houses before kidnapping Oda Abu Rahma, 20, and Mohammad Issa Yassin, 17, and taking them to an unknown destination.

The army also attempted to kidnap several other residents who were documenting the invasion, but locals and international supporters managed to persuade the soldiers to release them.

Israeli soldiers carried repeated invasions into the village this past week and kidnapped seven youths.

Bil'in village is among the leading Palestinian villages in active nonviolent resistance against the Annexation Wall and settlements as the villagers lost most of their land due to the illegal Israeli activities.

On Wednesday, the Israeli High Court of Justice ordered the Israeli military to press stronger charges against an officer who shot a blindfolded and bound Palestinian youth in the nearby Nil’in last year.

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