Untold stories of everyday Israeli brutality

Untold stories of everyday Israeli brutality

Israeli border police officers stand guard as a Jewish settler boy plays near a disputed house in the West Bank city of Hebron.

Israeli soldiers and settlers terrorize Palestinians every day. Stories from November 4-5 (that won’t appear in mainstream media) include 2 Palestinian deaths, at least 14 abductions – some of them children, a settler free-for-all in Hebron, and an injured infant.

from IMEMC

Every day on the homepage of the If Americans Knew blog, you’ll find ten clickable headlines from IMEMC (International Middle East Media Center). The news may not be uplifting, but it’s important to be aware of the ongoing trials that are part of life under Israeli occupation. The headlines can be found on the righthand side of the page. (Scroll down just a bit.) Check them out every day.

Here are headlines from November 5:

RSS HEADLINES FROM THE REGION

A sample

Take a look at “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Children in Jerusalem.” (This one is a freebie – the rest you have to click yourself!)

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, four Palestinian children after storming and searching their homes, in occupied East Jerusalem, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported,

Silwanic said the soldiers abducted Adam Mansour Resheq, 15, Yousef Mohammad Hijazi, 14, Yazan Mohammad Froukh, 16, and Ali Ahmad Abu al-Hawa, 17, and moved them to the al-Maskobiyya detention and interrogation center.

Silwanic added that the five abducted children are from Silwan town and the at-Tour neighborhood, in Jerusalem.

On Monday at dawn, the soldiers abducted six Palestinians, including five former political prisoners from their homes in Jenin governorate, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

In addition, the soldiers invaded the al-Matar neighborhood, north of East Jerusalem, and abducted a young man from his home. The soldiers also detained two young men at the Qalandia terminal, north of Jerusalem, and released them a few hours later, in addition to abducting two young man in Ramallah.

Furthermore, the soldiers shot a Palestinian man in his own home, and abducted his son, in Halhoul town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The army also abducted four other Palestinians in Hebron and Ramallah.

It is worth mentioning that the soldiers abducted, at dawn, at least seventeen Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the West Bank.

In Nablus, in northern West Bank, a Palestinian infant was injured after a group of illegal Israeli colonialists hurled stones at her family’s car.


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