In the early hours of Monday morning, as they have every night for the last 10 days, the Israeli Army invaded cities across the West Bank area of Palestine. The total now kidnapped by Apartheid Israel well exceeds 400, all in the apparent such for 3 missing illegal settlers. Yesterday illegal settlers from the illegal Psagot settlement opened fire on mourners as they buried the 5th Palestinian murdered by Apartheid Israel since their terror campaign started 10 days ago.
Many of those kidnapped are being held under administrative detention orders, without trial or charge. On 24 April 125 of the then 192 administrative detainees launched an open ended hunger strike, protesting their illegal internment. Today is day 61 of their hunger strike. It is now estimated that the number of administrative detainees has doubled.
Administrative detention is not illegal per se under international law. However, its use must be limited and necessary. Article 78 of the Fourth Geneva Convention stipulates that administrative detention is only used for “imperative reasons of security”. Apartheid Israel is in clear violation of this statute.
SFP encourages all people around the world to, if they haven’t previously, voice their support for a free Palestine. Please use social media and the hashtag#bringourboysbackhome and #Palunderattack to highlight the hypocrisy of the alleged kidnapping of 3 illegal settlers to over 5700 Palestinian political prisoners, many of them children, and the mass terrorism committed against the civilian Palestinian population.
Below represents reports from SFP activists in the field:
The Army invaded various parts of the city, its refugee camps and villages. In total they kidnapped five residents, including Ahmad Kamal Tanbur from the Dahiyeh area of Nablus.
An SFP activist in the area reported that 7 jeeps and approximately 50 soldiers invaded the Dahiyeh neighbourhood in the early hours of the morning, ransacking homes and kidnapping Ahmad.
نزول مشاة من براكا الى الضاحية ما يقارب ال 50 جندي و مداهمة المنازل في حي الضاحية
مع تواجد ما يقارب ال 7 جيبات
و اعتقال احمد كمال الطنبور من منطقة الضاحية
The Army continues their policy of collective punishment of the people of Hebron and the southern West Bank, in their hunt for the allegedly kidnapped 3 illegal settlers. As well as an ongoing siege the Army has been kidnapping and looting Palestinian homes and businesses.
Last night the Army looted Fadl Abdeen Money Exchange, destroying and stealing property. They also took the surveillance and video recording equipment. They then moved on to Palestinian homes, destroying property and kidnapping Muhannad Nairoukh and Nasser Abu Eisheh.
They also blew the doors off the shop belonging to Ghassan Banat, before ransacking the shops contents.
قوات الاحتلال تقوم باقتحام ملات عادين لصرافة بالخليل وتقوم بتكسير كل محتويات المحل بالاضافة الى مصادرة مسجلات كاميرات المراقبة وسرقة النقود الموجودة في المحل , كما قامت قوات الاحتلال باقتحام بيت مهند نيروخ وتفتيشه وتحطيم محتوياته ومن ثم اعتقاله كما تم اعنقال ناصر ابو عيشه بعد ان تم تفتيش منزله وتحطيم محتوياته كما قامت قوات الاحتلال باقتحام منطقة كنار بحثا عن الصهاينة المختطفين وقاموا بتفجير ابواب البيت بالاضافة الى مخزن يعود لسيد غسان بنات.