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Palestine: Video of children arrested, dozens storm Naqab village & soldiers storm home, threaten residents

Dozens of settlers storm Negev village

THE NEGEV, (PIC)– Around 40 Jewish settlers stormed Rakhma village in the Negev, south of Palestine occupied in 1948, and attacked camels and a house.

Locals said that a group of fanatic Jews attacked the village while the inhabitants were asleep and insulted Arabs and spread panic among the women and children.

They said that a number of inhabitants went to the Israeli police station to file a complaint but it refused to accept the complaint.


IOF soldiers storm home of wanted Palestinian, threaten his wife

AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– Israeli occupation forces (IOF) broke into the home of wanted Palestinian activist Munir Al-Haroub in Dura town in Al-Khalil for the third time in less than a week.

Sources close to the family said that the soldiers forced their way into the house at dawn Saturday and searched it before threatening the wife Andalib Shadid with detention if she did not tell the whereabouts of her husband.

They said that the soldiers served a summons to the wife for an intelligence interrogation.

The IOF has been looking for Haroub since April 2001 when he went underground after accusing him of being a member of the Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas.

Haroub has five children, who did not see him for the past 12 years. He was previously arrested by the PA and is wanted by its security apparatuses.

IOF soldiers and PA security agents repeatedly storm his home and search it breaking and damaging furniture and belongings in the process.


Israeli jailers prevent Red Cross official from visiting Barghouthi

RAMALLAH, (PIC)– The Israeli jailers on Saturday barred the Red Cross representative from visiting Jordanian hunger striker Abdullah Barghouthi in Afula hospital.

Lawyer Hanan Al-Khatib stated that the Red Cross representative tried several times to enter Afula hospital to visit Barghouthi, but his attempts to see him failed.

Khatib added that the jailers also banned his wife and kids from visiting him, while the Israeli police detained his sister-in-law and her husband when they tried to get into the hospital.

She said that the Israeli doctors decided on Saturday to perform surgery on his left hand because of a blood clot in its veins, but they put it off for fear of health complications.

She added that the doctors are still unable to insert glucose injections into his veins because his body rejected them and swellings appeared in his arms.

The lawyer also said that Barghouthi became unable to receive anything except some liquid painkillers given to him through mouth, noting that he are still being shackled to his bed.

In a related context, Tadamun foundation for human rights said that a meeting took place two days ago in Ofer jails between senior Palestinian prisoners and Israeli intelligence officers to discuss the issue of the Jordanian hunger strikers in Israeli jails.

Lawyer of the foundation Mohamed Al-Abed quoted prisoner Mohamed Sabha as saying that the intelligence officers told them clearly during the meeting that it is impossible to release any of the Jordanian prisoners who are serving life sentences, especially prisoner Abdullah Al-Barghouthi, even if they die in jail.

Sabha added that the intelligence officers affirmed that this decision was issued by the upper political and security echelons of the Israeli government.


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