Archive - Jul 23, 2011

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): Nighttime home raids in the Old City

 In the last month, a new brigade of Israeli soldiers has arrived in Hebron and Palestinians have reported an increase in the number of home invasions.  Raheb, mother of five young girls, told CPTers about the hour-long raid of her home, describing how they first searched the roof, then entered their home where her girls were asleep.  Soldiers proceeded to empty drawers, pull apart bedding and search the kitchen. 

Raheb asked the soldiers, "Why are you here?"  The only answer she received was,  "Where are your men?"  As it happened, soldiers were detaining the men of the household outside on the street.  Two of Raheb's five daughters slept through the raid, while the other three watched in terror.