Israeli army represses Palestinian dissent by arresting children at 3am (Part 1)
Source: Joseph Dana
“They come for our woman and our children,” Bassem Tamimi, the leader of the Popular Committee of Nabi Saleh recently told me, “they [the Israeli army] know that woman are half our population and half our strength and so they target them along with the children.” Tamimi, a gentle man with a warm smile spoke to me about the repression of his village as we sat in his home overlooking the settlement of Halamish. “They know where to apply pressure on our resistance. It has become really difficult since the last wave of arrests.”
Israel is devoting maximum effort to the repression of Nabi Saleh’s determination to demonstrate against the Occupation. The specific method of repression has been in development for the past eight years and is not only designed to break the demonstrations but to leave permanent psychological scars on the next generation of Nabi Saleh villagers. In short, children are used to implicate the leaders of the Popular Committee for incitement in demonstrations, providing evidence for their long term incarceration. In the last month, six children have been arrested or detained in Nabi Saleh by the army. (Read More)
Exclusive Video: Israeli army arrests 11-year-old in broad daylight (Part 2)
Nabi Saleh. January 2011. Footage of the arrest of 11 year old Kareem Tamimi. He was detained for five hours and released by Israeli army officials. His brother, 14 year old Islam, was arrested the previous day and remains in jail. For more on the military repression of the popular struggle in the West Bank please visit The Popular Struggle Coordination Committee. popularstruggle.org.
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