PRESS RELEASE AND PHOTOS | Palestinian beaten and arrested in Ar Rakeez

Palestinian beaten and arrested in Ar Rakeez, South Hebron Hills


At-Tuwani – On October 29th the Israeli Army and Police broke in Ar Rakeez village and stopped the works on a new water cistern. The owner, Said Mohammad Ibrahim Raba’, was beaten up and arrested.

According to Palestinian witnesses the soldiers ordered the workers to stop, but Said Raba’ refused. Nevertheless, any stop working order was never delivered by the DCO (District Coordination Office, the section of the Israeli military that works for the civil administration in the Occupied Palestinian Territories). When the internationals arrived, at 6 pm, three soldiers and a policeman were beating the Palestinian man.
While the soldiers and the policemen were holding the man, kneeled and handcuffed, around sixty Palestinians from nearby villages rushed on the scene. At 6.45 pm the Palestinian was brought to Kiryat Arba Police Station charged of aggression to soldiers.
His daughter, 21 years old, was hospitalized because of a hit received during the military aggression. She didn’t suffer any internal damage, but she continues to have abdominal pain.

Once the Israeli army left, about fifty Palestinians started working on the water cistern, that now is completed.
Said Mohammad Ibrahim Raba’ is in prison and he is waiting for the trial.
The Palestinian communities in the South Hebron Hills are strongly involved in affirming their rights and resist to the Israeli occupation choosing the nonviolent way.

Operation Dove has maintained an international presence in At-Tuwani and South Hebron Hills since 2004.


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