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IDF Human Shields In Village Raid

IDF Human Shields In Village Raid


International Solidarity Movement

http://www.palsolidarity.org

July 25, 2002

for immediate release

IDF HUMAN SHIELDS IN VILLAGE RAID

[NABLUS] International observers in the village of Tel, near Nablus, reported that the Israeli army this morning used a teenage boy as a human shield to conduct house-to-house searches.

Around 6.45am the US and British citizens witnessed a 14-year-old boy, Osama Saleh Ramadan, being forced at gunpoint to open doors and search rooms in a house they were raiding. The raid resulted from the discovery of a pair of ‘military-style boots’ in the family home.

The soldiers also forced an adult member of the family, A’Kareem Saleh Ramadan, to break down the door of the village school. They then entered the school and inflicted further damage.

A number of men detained in the village are believed to have been released. This includes the Sheikh of the local mosque.

For more information in Tel contact: Ethan & Mika 972 (0) 67 387 872

For more information the International Solidarity Movement contact: Huwaida 972 (0) 52 767 558 ISM Office 972 (0) 2 626 4844

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