Israeli forces raid, ransack Palestinian homes in West Bank, terrorize residents

RAMALLAH, Tuesday, Israeli forces Tuesday raided and ransacked Palestinian homes in the West Bank and terrorized their residents, according to sources.

Israeli military raided Beit Iksa, northwest of Jerusalem, at around 3:00 a.m. and surrounded the house of Rashad Awwad, 50, before breaking down the doors while the family was in bed.

The family was terrorized when the soldiers broke into their home in the night. It was held in one room before the soldiers proceeded to thoroughly search the house, ransacking it in the process and turning it upside down, reported the family.

No clear reason was given for the overnight raid.

Meanwhile, Israeli forces broke into the family house of Jamal (Jaber Taha) Hamamreh in the middle of the night in Husan town, west of Bethlehem.

Hamamreh, 52, is serving an administrative detention order in section 15 of Ofer military prison near Ramallah where prison guards have raided and attacked prisoners on Monday night.

Hamamreh’s eldest brother, Nasser, told WAFA that soldiers ransacked the house after destroying the door, interrogated his brother’s son, Muhammad, and threatened the family to make their life a living hell should Jamal continue to confront Israeli Prison Services.

Israeli forces raid Palestinian houses almost on a daily basis across the West Bank on the pretext of searching for wanted Palestinians.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency