Israeli Army raids Bil’in the fourth time in three days

November 13th, 2010 | Posted in Palestine, Repression, Resistance
    Bil’in Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements Nov. 10th 2010


Photo Oren Ziv ActiveStils Palestinians, international and Israeli activists attended a night demonstration in Bil’in protesting ongoing recently nightly invasions to the village by the Israeli army.

The Israeli Army raids Bil’in the fourth time in three days Today, the 10 November a raid happened again in the village of Bi’lin. The Army entered at around 8 pm for the second time that day. In the morning, at around 3.00 am, they had already entered the village with five jeeps and searched Ashraf al-Khatibs home.The soldiers broke down the door of the neighbor’s house, and went in. However, they were not able to find who they were looking for in neither of the houses. When people from the village arrived, the 20 soldiers pointed their guns directly in the face of the people, and acted very aggressively. They also broke the door from al-Khatib’s house when they entered.

Later, the same night, the army returned to the village, about 9 pm. Soldiers entered al-Khatib’s house again, also this time without finding him there. The soldiers then took off and left the village, for the second time that evening. These two raids are the last of until now four raids over the last three days. Ashraf al-Khatib is obviously a target these days. Earlier, the 10. November al-Khatib received a phone call from the Israeli intelligence (Shebak/Shin Bet), where a captain demanded to see him in Ofer Military Prison. It was made clear that until he shows up for interrogation the army will come to his house frequently. This is a well known tactic used by Israel, to terrorize the village and the families involved to make life unbearable for them.

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