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IOF Terrorise 3 Families and ISM Activists


Israeli Occupation Forces Terrorise 3 Palestinian Families and Two ISM Activists Before Abducting Palestinian Man

On Friday night soldiers of the Israeli occupation force (IOF) stormed the house of the family of Barak Kilfeh who was involved in a suicide attack in Tel Aviv a month ago. During the attack the IDF soldiers terrorised the 3 families and 2 ISM activists living in the house, and arrested one Palestinian.

Martial, a French ISM activist was woken up at 2:10 am when 1 jeep, 1 APC and 1 Hummer (special forces vehicle) stopped outside the house. Minutes later soldiers stormed the upper part of the house where they forced all 20 inhabitants into one room at gunpoint. They then used one Palestinian man as a human shield to search the two flats upstairs, ransacking the two flats, emptying all cupboards and terrorising the families and the activist with shouts and threats at gunpoint. The IDF soldiers then took another Palestinian as a human shield to storm the flat downstairs, occupied by the Barak family and a Swedish ISM activist.

When Margareta, an activist from Sweden, questioned the soldiers motives for the terrorizing the family a soldier pushed his M16 into her chest to force her to sit down.

At one point during the 40 minute operation Barak's mother was put on the phone with an Israeli Intelligence Services officer who asked her if she wanted all her sons to be suicide bombers. When she replied no and that she didn't want any Israelis hurt either, the officer told her that they would take Mohammad and that she will have to look after Rjai, her 15 year old son, on her own.

The soldiers then took Mohammad to an unknown destination. When Margareta questioned their motives for his abduction they replied that he was a terrorist without providing any other details the arrest. The 22 year old Mohammad Kilfeh, an employee of the Nablus municipal office who has not been involved in any political activities, was the sole breadwinner in his family since his father died when he was 16.

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