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It Takes Seven Tanks to Rape a Village

It Takes Seven Tanks to Rape a Village

Update on incursion by the Israeli Military into the Askar Refugee Camp near occupied Nablus, West Bank

From inside the Askar refugee camp, one ISM international and two Palestinians have filed the following report to the ISM office.

The Israeli Military stormed into camp this morning with seven tanks, several jeeps and helicopters. None of three we spoke to knows why the military suddenly invaded, but they do know that one Palestinian, Amees Abu Salim, is dead and lying in the street. In addition, two homes are burning, and the occupation forces are denying entrance to the firefighters.

Although curfew has been imposed throughout the camp, Palestinians are beginning to break it, venturing out in neighborhoods that are away from the primary fighting, which is on the main street of the camp. An hour ago, boys began to throw rocks at the jeeps at one end of the camp. Soldiers are replying with real ammunition, (unlike the rubber bullets they fired at internationals last week).

One young man has been injured, Ahmed Abu Jameelha, a l9-year-old student who was throwing rocks, the only form of ammunition available to the young Palestinians.

We will continue to update you as information from the ISM activists comes into the office.

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