[News] Israel Welcomes New Year With Home Demolition, Invasions And Arrests

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Wed Jan 2 13:12:07 EST 2013

  Report; "Israel Welcomes New Year With Home Demolition, Invasions And

author Wednesday January 02, 2013 09:10author by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & 

The Palestine Public Broadcasting Cooperation reported Tuesday that 
Israel started the new year with a series of invasions, attacks and 
destruction of Palestinian property, and with arrests targeting local 
residents; injuries were also reported.

The army invaded the Al-Esawiyya town, north of occupied East Jerusalem, 
and demolished a home that belongs to resident Rafat Tareq Al-Eesawy, 
40, under the pretext that his home was built without a construction 

Rafat is the brother of detainee Samer Al-Eesawy, who went on hunger 
strike more than 176 days, and suspended his strike last week for ten 
days following medical advice due to very serious health complications.

He said that Israeli military bulldozers, and several armored military 
invaded Al-Esawiyya and demolished his 145-square/meter under 
construction home. The army and the Jerusalem municipality never handed 
him and warning, warrant or citation regarding his property.

"Israel regards the land we live on to be public property, and wants to 
use the area to build national and biblical gardens", he said, 
"therefore, the city council does not grant the Palestinians any 
construction permits, I've been living in my small house with the three 
children and wife for 10 years, I cannot expand my house, I cannot build 
another house for my children due to Israeli restrictions".

The army also demolished, on Tuesday morning, three hothouses that 
belong to two families in the village, also under the pretext of being 
constructed without permits.

It is worth mentioning that since early dawn hours of the first day of 
2013 the army conducted various invasions into different parts of the 
occupied West Bank, broke into several homes and kidnapped a number of 

The soldiers invaded Beit Fajjar, south of Bethlehem , broke into and 
searched several homes before kidnaping two residents identified as Amer 
Mohammad Taqatqa, 20, and Mousa Na'im Taqatqa, 19.

Soldiers further invaded Beit Ummar and Sa'ir towns, in the Hebron 
district in the southern part of the West Bank, kidnapped four residents 
and installed several roadblocks.

The Palestine New and Info Agency (WAFA) reported that the soldiers 
kidnapped Nour Yousef Awad, 18, Mohannad Mirshid Awad, 15, and Yousef 
Ibrahim Sabarna, 18, after breaking into and searching their homes in 
Beit Ummar, and also kidnapped Adham Jaradaat, 27, in Sa'ir town.

The army further invaded several neighborhoods in Hebron, installed 
roadblocks at the entrances on Sa'ir, Halhoul, Ithna, and the Al-Fawwar 
refugee camp, stopped and searched dozens of vehicles and interrogated 
dozens of residents while inspecting their ID cards.

In occupied Jerusalem, the army kidnapped Amer Ziad Zeidani, 17, Samah 
Maher Sahran, 19, and Ibrahim Mouse Odah, 23, after invading Silwan 
town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Majdi Al-Abbasy of the Wadi Hilweh Information Center told the WAFA News 
Agency that the army kidnapped the three residents from their homes in 
Ayyoub and Al-Bustan neighborhood, and moved them to an interrogation 
center in the city.

In Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, the army 
kidnapped three children from Zabbouba village, and held them at the 
Salem military camp, and also invaded the nearby villages of Az-Zababda 
and Msalya villages, south of the city.

Local sources told WAFA that the army detained Mohammad Jaradaat, 15, 
Allam Maqalda, 16, and Ahmad Amarna, 16, after invading Zabbouba 
village, interrogated the three children for several hours and handed 
them to the Palestinian District Coordination Office.

In Tammoun village, near the central West Bank city of Tubas, five 
Palestinians have been injured by military fire, one seriously, after 
undercover forces of the Israeli army infiltrated into the village and 
broke into a home before kidnaping one resident identified as Morad 
Suleiman Bani-Odah.

Head of the Tammoun village council told WAFA regular units of the 
Israeli army invaded the village and clashed with local residents; the 
soldiers fired dozens of rounds of live ammunition wounding five 
residents identified as Dia' Bani-Odah, Jadallah Jaradaat, Mohammad 
Bisharaat, Anas Bani-Odah, and Amin Bani-Odah'' dozens of residents were 
treated for the effects of teargas inhalation.

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