In the early hours of Sunday morning the Israeli Army invaded the village of Asira al Qibliya and kidnapped 7 children and young men. The Army terrorised residents and ransacked homes before taking the boys to an unknown location.
The soldiers were masked as they invaded homes, destroying property and terrorising residents. One of those kidnapped, Nimer Asayrh is a former detainee, interned by Apartheid Israel for 6 months previously and also attacked by terrorist Jewish settlers from the illegal settlement of Yitzhar.
As of 30 April there were 196 children being held by Apartheid Israel. Between 500-700 Palestinian children are prosecuted in the military courts each year. Children as young as 12 years can be prosecuted in the military courts. The majority of children, like those kidnapped from Asira, are detained at night and report physical and psychological abuse during arrest, transfer and interrogation. Over 99% of cases in the military courts end in conviction.
Those kidnapped range in age from 15-19 years old and are as follows:
- Nasr Asayrh
- Nimer Asayrh
- Sari Asayrh
- Jihad Asayrh
- Mutassim Saleh
- Fawaz Mohammed “Abu Faraj”
- Mohammed Ahmed
- Khaled Ahmed
Israeli Apartheid prisons are equipped and services provided by the British/Dutch company G4S, in violation of international law. We ask all those that believe in justice to help to hold Apartheid Israel to account for its crimes and those that participate in facilitating those crimes by abiding by the request for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Apartheid Israel. We particularly ask that activists work towards actions related to the British/Dutch firm G4S, which supplies much of the prison infrastructure used by Apartheid Israel. For more details on G4S and the Stop G4S campaign in the UK please click here.
والجدير بالذكر ان قرية عصية القبلية تعاني من اعتداءات مستمرة من قبل المستوطنين و الجيش حيث مقام على اراضيها مستوطنة يتسهار التي تعد من اسوء المستوطنات حركة التضامن من اجل فلسطين حرة تدعم قرية عصيرة القبلية و جميع القرى التي تتعرض لاعتداءات من قبل الاحتلال الاسرائيلي و تدعو المواطنين في فلسطين و خارج فلسطين مقاطعة هذا الاحتلال الغاشم