Pre Dawn Raid in Kufr Qaddoum: Army Storms Houses and Arrests Three, Including One Minor

PNN | August 16, 2012

 

The village of Kufr Qaddoum has been holding weekly demonstrations for the past year

Popular Struggle Coordination Committee said in a press release that the Israeli army staged Yesterday night, 15th August, a pre dawn raid to the West Bank village of Kufr Qaddoum. Massive numbers of Israeli soldiers stormed three houses in the village, and caused extensive damages to resident Mohammad Taha Amer’s house, while looking for his son Moawiya.

The Committee also said that the army arrested one minor, Rasheed Abdallah, 17, and two other residents, Alaa Amer, 27, and Mo’awiya Amer, 21. All three of them have been taken to Salem military base, and will have a hearing tomorrow, Friday, August 16th.

It revealed that villagers from Kufer Qaddoum have been holding regular weekly demonstrations for the past year in protest of ongoing creeping land grab by the adjacent Jewish-only settlement of Qedummim and in demand that the main road to the village be reopened. The road has been sealed by the army at the beginning of the second intifada.

Popular Struggle Coordination Committee concluded that protesters in Kufer Qaddoum are regularly faced by ever increasing levels of military violence, including the use of a military assault dog, which soldiers sicced at protesters two weeks ago.

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