[News] Two Armed Groups Claim Joint Responsibility For Killing Israeli Soldier
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Addameer condemns the wide arrest campaign in Hebron and demands the
United Nations to provide security for civilians
/23 September 2013, Occupied Ramallah
Addameer is closely following the arrest campaigns, raids and mass
detention by the Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) in Hebron following the
death of an Occupation soldier.
A number of eyewitnesses reported to the Documentation Unit at Addameer
that about 5,000 soldiers have been deployed in Hebron city in the
following areas: Al Sahla, Wadi Al Nasara, Jabal Johar, Tarik Bin Ziyad
School and the surrounding area and have been conducting raids and
arrests that continue until this moment.
The witnesses added that the IOF has raided homes, and have patrolled
the streets in Hebron with megaphones, demanding that all residents over
the age of 18 years to report to the main squares. The IOF made them put
their hands above their heads and sit in stressful positions in parallel
lines, then shackled their hands behind their backs and interrogated them.
The witnesses estimated the over 1,000 people were subjected to this
treatment, including children and elderly community members. According
to human rights researchers, the IOF are also conducting a random arrest
campaign that has resulted in the arrest of eighty people.
Addameer also learned that a number of civil society institutions were
also raided including the Union of Health Work Committees, where staff
members were held hostage inside the office for hours.
Addameer condemns this revengeful campaign and calls for the
International Committee of the Red Cross and the United Nations to
activate their role as protectors of civilians living under occupation
as provided in articles (4),(13), (27), and (47) of the Fourth Geneva
Two Armed Groups Claim Joint Responsibility For Killing Israeli Soldier
Monday September 23, 2013 14:55author by IMEMC News
Two Palestinian armed resistance groups issued a joint statement
claiming responsibility for killing an Israeli soldier in the southern
West Bank city of Hebron.
The two groups, the Al-Aqsa Brigades - ?Special Units, and The Ahrar
Al-Jaleel Brigades (Freemen of the Galilee Brigades), distributed their
statement through social media websites.
They said that their fighters managed shoot and kill an Israeli soldier,
using a sniper rifle, killing him instantly as he stood along with other
soldiers near the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron.
It is worth mentioning that the Al-Aqsa Brigades, once an armed wing of
the Fateh movement of president Mahmoud Abbas, was dismantled by the
Palestinian Authority, and some of its members became Palestinian
The soldier was initially seriously injured when he was shot in the neck
by a Palestinian sharpshooter, close to the Ibrahimi mosque in Hebron.
He died of his wounds shortly afterwards.
Following the shooting, the army initiated a search campaign in Hebron,
and detained hundreds of Palestinians before releasing most of them
The soldier is the second to be killed in the West Bank in 48 hours, as
on Friday a soldier was killed in Qalqilia, in the northern part of the
Israeli Defense Minister, Moshe Yaalon, stated in a twitter message that
the army will act "swiftly and firmly" against what he called
"terrorists who try to harm Israelis".
His statement came following a meeting with senior Israeli military and
security officers in Tel Aviv.
One Palestinian was killed by Israeli army fire last week, and at least
four, including three children, were injured in at least 49 invasions
carried out by the army in the occupied territories.
Two Palestinians have been killed, and dozens have been injured, by
Israeli army fire, while hundreds were kidnapped since the beginning of
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