Israeli forces storm Bir Ayyub, two children arrested


Wednesday, 1 June, 2011 | 13:19 |  Wadi Hilweh Information Center – Silwan, Jerusalem

Silwan, Jerusalem (SILWANIC)A convoy of Israeli military vehicles stormed Bir Ayyub district last night at 7pm, kidnapping two children. Tamer, 10, and an unknown youth were taken by Israeli troops.

Tamer’s mother told Silwanic that his father is already imprisoned, on a double life sentence, while his eldest brother Thaer, 19, has been serving a house arrest sentence for the last two weeks. “I’m afraid for my son,” she said. “I am powerless in the fact of this repression and systematic targeting of our children.”

A spate of child arrests has gripped Silwan in recent days, despite an otherwise calm atmosphere in the area.



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